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  • Hm.

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  • Here. It wouldn'tbe a bad idea to spread infoboxes on multiple lines. It's easier to read them, and fix them if need be.

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  • Did you spare a thought about adopting this wiki?

    Technically, it would make things easier, being able to delete files, among other things. There's no worry about vandals and such.

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    • I don't know how to it but I guess I could, although I am probably not dedicated enough to become a wiki admin

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    • Hmm, dedication is the issue also for me - let's see how it shakes out; one or both of us might apply in a few weeks/months if we're still around and the need for the tools become pressing enough.

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  • Just to let you know that disambiguation pages are essentially a collection of links with similar name to help users to find pages which would be otherwise difficult to find.

    Lovecraft wiki has probably a small need for them, but you can check w:c:dresdenfiles:Category:Disambiguations to familiarize yourself with the concept.

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    • Thanks for the link.

      I'll try to explain my reasoning: I added some pages to the "Lists" category because I'm pretty sure there was some mix up between them and "Disambiguation" ones at some point and I wanted to keep consistent with the rest of the wiki. e.g. the "Mind parasites" and "Vampire" pages are as much of a disambiguation or a Lists page as "Winged ones" is IMO.

      Ultimately I agree with you but I also believe that we should rename or create new pages to better distinguish the "Lists" and "Disambiguation" pages at some point.

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    • Yeah, I agree there could be a mixup between the two. But we can't have a page listed both as "list" and "disambiguation". Whichever it is, it should have anything belonging to the other removed from it, including moving it to another name, if needs be and if at all possible. (This is a case where being an admin would make things easier).

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  • It probably is. BTW, in the way of text, categories should be as streamlined as possible. When you find one like the mythos comics with more text than pages, it's a safe bet that the creator had no idea on how to build one. Feel free to revert it and moving it to a page, if you think, but I'd delete it.

    Say, I'm not keen to adopt this wiki, but we need to be able to actually delete pages. Candidates for deletion is full. What do you say, do we file a joint request or a single one?

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    • Your choice.

      IPs don't generally bother to be more than one-shot misbehavers, blanking pages or inserting rude comments. I simply revert and forget the matter.

      On the other side, I've often seen admins/moderators go on a protecting/blocking rampage, without really thinking whether it's justified.

      As for templates, their edits appear only in the recentchanges log, but not in the wikiactivity one. Most IPs do not notice them. I wouldn't worry.

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  • I've promoted you to full admin and bureaucrat. At the same time I've shed my own - this wiki requires someone with more passion than I have for its content. It may not be you, but if someone comes around, he can just ask you for rights.

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    • There’s a little contradiction with Yeb’s family

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    • Hm, the Yeb from this page, yes? If so, I think I understand where it comes from: Lovecraft and one of his closest friend (Clark Ashton Smith) each made up a family tree but they are contradictory; It may even be on purpose as Smith was a fan of the very contradicting Greek mythology and might have wanted to do the same with the gods of the cthulhu mythos to add to their mystery. You can find both of those family tree there if you are interested.

      I don't know if someone famous tried to clear all of this up (maybe Lin Carter wrote stories about it but I have not yet read those). I am still searching for how to quickly explain it all up in a non confusing way in the articles.

      Thanks for your feedback, I find it very useful: I am wondering what newcomers want to check first on this wiki, so please don't hesitate to bring something like that up.

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  • I keep trying to post a question, but it just takes me to a page that says, "Could not find article, 'Undefined.'" I was wondering what the Yellow Sign is. If you could help me at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    EmpJoker.

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    • Hello,

      I don't think this wiki has an article on the Yellow Sign. I know it's from the King in Yellow novel by Chambers, and that Lovecraft thought highly of it although i have not yet read it.

      There is a wiki about this aspect of the mythos, here is their page on the subject. They must be more knowledgeable than me for more information:

      https://kinginyellow.fandom.com/wiki/The_Yellow_Sign_(the_symbol)

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  • Greetings, RingoRoadagain.
    I'm SilverFlight, and I'm here to act as the Fandom Wiki Manager for H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos Wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my message wall.

    In addition, I'm happy to inform you that Fandom is upgrading its MediaWiki platform to accommodate MediaWiki extensions. You can read more about here on the blog post.

    If you have any questions, let me know how I can help.

    The Silver wings of Night (talk) 14:51, June 21, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Hi there Ringo, how goes?

    I’ve just finished writing a starting point article for the board game Arkham Horror, and was planning on creating pages for the expansions, and perhaps for the individual investigators involved included with each but wanted to run this past you first. The majority of these pages would necessarily be quite short as there’s not too much information on each of them, but I wondered whether you thought that this might be too much (to give you an idea, there are around 50 investigators)?

    On another note, I’ve written a few articles on another wiki I edit concerning some of the critters featured in the Mythos, and I’m more than happy to copy them over to here if that’s okay? If you’d rather that the text was rewritten, I have no problems with that whatsoever, but that will take considerably longer (having written the pages once already, it’ll take me a while to work up the enthusiasm to do so again!)

    One last thing: I’ve noticed that there is a truly staggering number of redlinks scattered about the place, many of which are totally unnecessary (for example, do we really need pages describing what a Record label is, or articles on World War II or the Great Depression?) I personally don’t mind tackling this, but again I wanted to run it past you.

    Anyway, when you have a minute let me know what you think, and I hope this message finds you well,

    Fil

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    • Hello, thanks for your post it's always nice to see new motivated editors.

      To answer questions, you can create those investigator pages. Although I am the sole current admin of this wiki, I lack knowledge on a LOT of the Mythos aspects and thus I can't say if it's worth creating the pages or not. If there is really little to say about them, we can fuse the pages later as an article name "Arkham Horror investigators" or something, but you can continue with your first proposal.

      As long as you take your info from a fandom.com wiki I don't see any problem with copying them. (I'm not legal savy so i'm not sure if it would be okay for other type of wikis).

      Yes I agree that there too many redlinks, and I'm regularly trying to clean it up myself. Feel free to delete them.

      Thank you for your kind words and I wish all the same to you.

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    • Excellent, thank you for that. I hope I won’t disappoint!

      Fil

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  • Hi again, sorry to bother you, but I was just wondering if it would be okay for me to create a new character infobox, exactly the same as Character2 but capitalising the box names? I know it’s nothing major, but it’s something that bothers me.

    Also, I wanted to say that if you have any problems with the stuff I’m writing, please tell me, I won’t take offence!

    Thanks in advance,

    Fil

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    • No problem, I restored it to the state before your changes. Honestly I never tried to change a template too much but maybe using upper cases for the fields' names can mess it up? Sorry but i could not give it much more time.

      EDIT: Maybe you can just switch to using Template:infobox character instead if it bothers you? I know it uses proper capitalisation and don't think there are much differences between the two beside that.

      (Sorry but I don't think I will be able to answer to any new messages for some hours but i'll try to look more into it ASAP)

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    • I don’t see the capitalisation being a problem, it works fine for other templates. Yeah, I’ll use the original template for the moment.

      I’m sorry to take up your time (I’m well aware of how limited and precious editing time can be!) I’d just like my pages to look okay, especially since I’m new here,

      Fil

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