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.
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).
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?
I was wondering about the pages we should protect more, maybe we should restrict some of the most vandalised pages from anonymous contributors: i'd say cthulhu, azathoth, yog-sothoth and nyarlathotep at least from what I remember.
Would you agree with that list ? (I also guess most templates should be restricted as well but that's for another day)
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.
Problem with this type of wikis is that they attract too few editors to grow - it needs content work (the most difficult and demanding to do), and there's never been anybody really willing to pitch in and do it.
My time for appreciation for Lovecraft was 45+ years ago - I'm not going to reread his stories (or Derleth's, etc.) any longer. Not really.
Capitano Nox wrote: I can’t correct if I don’t know almost anything
Well, sadly it is difficult for me to correct those pages without you saying what are those pages and what seems contradictory (you can use the talk pages of those articles when you don't know how to correct it, if you want)
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.
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.
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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,
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.
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!
You can modify Template:Infobox character2 itself if you fancy. I tried to use "Infobox character" everywhere on the wiki in the past in its stead and it is the one I updated since then. So basically you can do anything you want with character2 since I believe you are the only one currently using it.
When I get more free time i'll look at what you've written more closely and then discuss any potential issue but I'm afraid it won't be before this week-end alas.
Hi again, sorry about this. I think that my attempts to edit character2 have goosed it, sorry (none of the entered fields are actually showing up on the pages now). I just don’t have all that much experience with templates. Would you mind either deleting it, so that I can recreate it, or that I create a new one?
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)