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  • I joined the wiki mostly because I love the books and read the wiki when I am bored and should be doing work (got to escape the paperwork somehow). I am glad you appreciated my edits to the Hades page and I really appreciate the warm welcome I received. I hope to be a valuable member of the community. Thanks again.

    - Chris

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  • Just wanted to thank you for helping to keep this wiki alive. I tried a long time ago, but I never could commit myself to it. Metal Gear Mk. II "Anything, for the family" 04:05, May 13, 2017 (UTC)

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    • You're more than welcome.

      More editors would make for a far smoother job; as it is now, it's quite rocky depending on my mood, energy levels and other constraints unfortunately.

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  • It’s not a serious issue but, could you please send a request to Staff to ask them to flag a side account of yours as a bot? You can give it sysop rights & it will be able to use all of the automated functions, but the reason why I ask is because I have 250 emails notifying me of the bot edits lol. Once it’s flagged as a bot, you can use that account to execute mass edit functions without filling up Special:WikiActivity or (hopefully) any mailboxes. It takes time for Staff to respond so feel free to keep editing, I’m just asking about the future.
    Also, if I use automated editing on this Wiki I’ll make sure to flag my alt too. It’s Özün Oldun (I think I let you know before), so if I do mass editing I’ll be sure to use that account.
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    • Thanks, I’ll go ahead & do the same for Özün, that way my own automated edits won’t bother you either; two-way courtesy :D

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    • So you know, the email has been sent. :)

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  • If you’re cool with it, it’d be one I started myself I think. It’s a varying concept in the series that is a facet in many of the conversations & planning that goes into the series (Uriel talking about how Mouse can live long enough to stay with Maggie for a Wizard’s lifespan for example, reassuring Harry). Vampires generally are ageless but not quite /immortal/, whereas Faeries are near-immortals. Half-vampires have an extreme degree of extended longevity, but we don’t know if it’s /complete/ like full vampirism. Wizards have extended longevity but are still mortal, & then there are literal gods in the form of Hades & Odin that are presumably fully immortal (although they might be killable on Halloween). Demons also benefit from Faerie immortality, as do the Outsiders & Old Ones. Vanilla humans on the other hand, even with power like the Knights of the Cross, are fully mortal. I’m not sure if the Winter Knight has extended longevity or not, but I don’t think so because he’s supposed to be the /mortal/ champion of his Court (they rarely last long enough to find out anyway). Then on the other hand, Scions & Changelings do have extended longevity but we don’t know to what degree (since it varies).
    All of that stuff together is more than enough to warrant a page imo.
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    • Yes but he couldn’t call it up normally, he couldn’t just say “I want to burn this building down” & call up a firestorm, it has of be faith-based & in reaction to certain enemies. Susan’s cross also burned with actual fire in the presence of the vamps if I recall correctly; she couldn’t do that before & never did it since, it was faith magic reacting to the vamps. Normal faith magic can’t call up fire at will. There’s also the fact that Faith magic worked on the Eebs in Changes, after they offered him the chance to become a vamp.

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    • There’s actually other instances where faith magic colliding with vamps resulted in fire. When Dresden threw a water balloon of holy water at a black court vamp, it caught on fire even though Dresden didn’t mean to call up fire. Rather than simply burning the flesh away, the vampire literally ignited on contact with the holy water. I’m thinking faith+undead=fire.

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  • As I’m sure you saw, the right rail has been updated by Fandom. This is a sitewide change, I didn’t instigate it. However Fandom, in their typically lazy fashion, only saw fit to redesign half of the Modules; they left the other half as they were -_-

    So I had to use CSS to mirror the new modules. All of the old modules should be up to date, but I might’ve missed one or two of the rare ones. Do they look good to you?

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    • I noticed a few changes, but not knowing what to look at, I haven't really paid attention to them.

      Wasn't there a link to the forums, on the right rail that was not part of the navigation menu?


      A quick note: I'm out of town until Sunday, and will not having access to the 'net. I'm sure that anything that will require my attention can be put on hold for that long. :)

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    • No I don’t believe so. Unless you meant the Forum Activity module, which only shows up in the Forum.
      Alrighty. I’ll try not to burn down the house :3
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  • Those images are for the Mobile Main Page. Deleting them may cause the placeholders to go blank.

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  • Why are you reediting my stuff? Butters decided to become a Knight, his wiki page lists him as a Knight of the Cross, the end of Skin Game he agrees to become a Knight "A Jewish Knight of the Cross?" Give it a rest.

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  • Although I don’t understand the markup or JavaScript 100%, I am confident that I know enough to configure both of those to the point where we can get full use out of the Spoiler Templates from the Dragon Age Wiki. I’ve been doing some tests on a side Wiki of mine, & they work as intended. Although I don’t know much about the Markup or JavaScript, I am very advanced at the CSS component & will be able to make them look like most anything you could want. The issue is the images; the base templates use different profile images & backgrounds for just about every template. That isn’t an issue for Dragon Age, the video game is a treasure trove of imagery, but seeing as we cover books, that puts us into a bit of a spot. We can choose one background to use for all of them, that won’t be an issue, but getting images for each template’s profile is daunting. What the plan is now is to make a Template for each Book, & then each Short Story much later. All totaled, that’s still a lot of unique images, so I have some questions for you about how we can get around this.
    1. Should we only do one Template for each Novel, & leave short stories out? Or should we do templates for all mediums; Graphic Novels, Short Stories, & Novels? Remember, each Template has to be separate, so that you can have one open while the rest are closed for example; that rules out just using one template by itself for everything.
    2. Should we try to ditch the use of images altogether? I can restyle the Template using CSS to make it work without an image, but then the toggle will just be an ugly colored blob or button.
    3. Should we reuse the Achievement images? I believe I can produce full templates for each of the main Novels using those images, but they are disparate & unrelated to each other; they don’t correspond to actual books.
    4. Should we use the cover art on each book for the templates?
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    • I still have to make the Templates before we can implement them, & I’ll have to test them on a few pages, but that’s a good starting idea. We should do it the way Dragon Age does it, by using the same Template to cover spoilers from the same book/game in different sections, that way clicking it in one section will remove the cover from the lower section as well.
      Ok.
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    • Looks good!

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  • I had to, to check the reference. However once I did the evidence is there, it backs up the statement.

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  • I apologize for my negligence of the Main Page, but the time seems to have slipped away. Despite that, after talking with some of my fellow councilors, I found out who the person responsible for the collapsible templates on the Dragon Age Wiki is. It’s an Admin named Tierrie, but she’s now inactive. Despite this however, I was able to dig around her contributions & find the source code used for those templates; it’s even more extensive than I thought. Templates for specific books could potentially be made, & the script uses cookies to keep specific templates open across the website. This means if you opened a spoiler template for Changes, but left a Cold Days template closed, you could then go to a completely different page & see that Changes is still open & Cold Days is still closed! Readers who have read Changes but not Cold Days might be able to see info about Changes without spoiling the rest of the series, & now that I’ve found the source code, I think I can finally begin testing to make such templates here.

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