I was wondering if you could try to find a few minutes to drop by chat some time soon? Just if you happen across the Wiki and see me in there, pop in, I need to talk to you about something over PM. All the best!
If i understood its function correctly, i got a "Mass edit" kind of job for Kossetsu regarding standardization of the "Equip Load" various used terms.
Lately, i created a page (with Cosmic's approval) for the Equip Load stat in DS2, as it is a very important mechanic in DS2.
But now, linking each page to Equip Load would be quite long, and Standardizing the terms used to describe the "weight" or "Maximum weight" in a LOT of pages would be even more strenuous.
If your Bot could just give me a list of
- Each (items/weapons/armor pieces) Dark Souls 2 pages with terms such as "weight", "maximum weight", "equip load", "equipment load", and "encumbrance". -
, it would be appreciated. I could then make the necessary edits. I doubt the bot can do this on its own, as it involves a LOT of "Contextual re-wording".
I do not know if such a job is important enough to use a bot, but it definitely should be attended to by someone, but this would be pretty long without some sort of program to get the pages that need editing.
I also sent this message to OrcBot's owner, Balagog-gro-Nolob, so check on his wall before issuing any command to Kossetsu (if you choose to do), to prevent wasting time.
Dark Souls II has been nominated for Game of the Year, Excellence in Design and Direction, and Most Valuable Add-on Content for the SXSW Awards which Wikia is officially hosting this year! In order to drive any fans to the voting page that might be interested in rallying for their favorite game, we were wondering if we could place a badge on your main page that links to it?
I'm reaching out to you and the other Dark Souls Admins because Wikia is looking to do year-end community choice awards across several gaming Wikias, and we wanted to include you guys since Dark Souls 2 was one of the biggest releases this year. It’d be in the style of this poll, and live on the wiki, hopefully with a temporary link somewhere on the front page.
I know I’ve talked to you guys before about a CCA, & the difficulty of selecting candidates for Dark Souls 2, given the overwhelming number of candidates for stuff like best weapon, armor, spell, etc., but given that we’re aiming for a year end launch date, it’d probably have to be a bit less comprehensive. If you guys can come up with a list of categories/candidates, I can happily handle the rest.
Anyways, please let me know what you think when you get a chance, and if you don’t think it’s a good fit, no worries at all.
Hope you’ve got some fun stuff planned for the Holidays!
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Are we not highlighting polls for actual communication to take place on it?
I would think polls at least should get a quick highlight so others are aware of them in the future?
Forums are rarely visited by majority of editors and when they do they might not go to every section to see what is being presented. The red flag in my notifications really helps people in seeing what is currently being polled.
In that particular case, the poll was ended within minutes of being opened as it was quickly realized that the person suggesting it was simply a toxic member of the community and furthermore we received a rather resounding "no" in just those couple minutes.
For serious, important polls they will be highlighted for certain.
I see now after reading through that it got a bit out of control with personal attacks and such.
I do kind of see that the ultimate conclusion on it though leads for some information to be possibly removed from the DS1 pages if taken in context to the idea that outside real life information being irrelevant to in game material. i.e. Helm of the Wise and it reference to real life supposed inspiration?
And possibly others... this just immediately came to mind when I saw that discussion.
Edit: @Cos... Wow... 41 messages in that short a time? I have had a topic on forum for a few days now with little contribution from others opinions on subject. I guess attention only comes from heated points of view? That is too bad.
Edit#2: just saw your name was green... looks like we have that added needed Admin presence. :)
The problem with adding info like that means that we'd have to have substantial proof that it actually is based off a real life thing, namely a direct statement by From saying that so-and-so weapon is based off so-and-so weapon. Furthermore, such info really is just irrelevant to the page as the reader is going there for information about that weapon/armor/person and not for real-life inspirations. Such *possible* inspirations are better suited for comment sections or Forums.
So on previous material such as the Helm of the Wise are we going to try to identify editor and ask for From statement or just run the delete gambit on such material? As we know some editors can quickly see it as a chance for some heavy editing based on a whisper of rule on subject. (or without rule for that matter in some cases)
It almost seems self evident in that case but it doesn't follow into the actual "was based off" rule as developers identified. (if so then I would think an outside source link to developers would be prudent?)
See... now this is becoming a discussion on the wall that I would have preferred to keep on the forums? Hard to get around that sometimes. :(
We recently had a nice constructive forum discussion on the information placed on the Binoculars page, as I hope you recall?
And though we had some differences of opinion a few changes were made and I believe we came to an agreed upon compromise with how to display the information and what portions should be removed and what would stay.
You even made the final wording to the information.
After all the discussion that we did on the page another editor came in and changed the information to wording that did not fit with what we discussed. I changed it back as the wording had false information in it about the bow. It was then changed again by editor with bow information taken out but basically just changing the note to a simple 1st person to 3rd person reference. (which still was not totally acurate nor got the point across that using Binoculars is the only way to remove character from screen.) He was not willing to discus how to better word the information but only insisted he be the one to word it.
I refered him to the forum discussion and he proceeds to post on it that the information was not important so he was going to delete in anyways. He also mentions possibly another way remove character from screen but does not specify how to do so. I am assuming he might be referring to simply trying to hide the character behind other object, or something to that effect? (which is hardly the same as what can be achieved with binoculars. And is not removing character from screen but just momentarily obstructing it from view) But I don't know because he won't share the information and simply deleted what we worked on.
The undo train on the page is getting out of hand an an Admin might need to step in?
I don't feel that the process of talking on the forum to get concensus on a subject is working when someone later comes in and says they don't care and undid everything we discussed. A warning or something really should be presented to curb the actions of this editor. He does a lot of good editting work but that shouldn't allow him to get away with the "my way or the hi-way" mentality.
hey FINGYER I wanted to say thanks for banning draven this guy was poisoning the wiki with his attitude but it looks like we'll not be seeing him for a very long time the rest of the administrators aren't on the wiki hardly anymore and your the only one to take action but anyway thanks your awesome.