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I thought there was another CS in there I'd missed...

I don't think you need to worry about adding the help wanted to the Kerell subpages, since it'll all come off post migration anyway (help wanted on the main page is good though). I should have time to migrate them into the homebrew section later today or early next week. - Tarkisflux 20:00, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Cool! It's good not to see them vanish during the wiki-merge-process. I did place templates already, but that shouldn't matter now. Daranios 20:02, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Indeed :-). I'm actually pretty happy with the Domains of Divinity (3.5e Campaign Setting) merge, but if there's anything you'd like to see dealt with differently I'm happy to adjust. - Tarkisflux 20:06, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I like what it looks like now. When the two remaining Domains of Divinity articles will have been transferred from DnDWiki, it will be a perfect merging. :-) Daranios 20:18, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Cite book[edit]

Discussion on the template over here, since it looks like there's an easier way to do the subpages. - Tarkisflux 18:25, 30 December 2010 (UTC)


Do we need this template: Template:Citation, or can it be replaced with things like Template:Cite book and Template:Cite Pub? If we do need it, can you track down what Template:Citation/identifier is supposed to be? It's used in one of the sub-pages of the Citation template, though I'm not sure any of our stuff is even referencing it. I'd just grab it from another wiki, but I'm not sure that would work or we even need it. - Tarkisflux 18:32, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Also, Template:Citation/core/doc needs to be filled in as well if we're keeping Citation. Probably another theft from elsewhere though, unless changes were made for our copy. - Tarkisflux 18:45, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
Template:Citation seems to have been designed for citing patents (so it probably has been taken from Wikipedia), so I am sure it can be replaced by Template:Cite book and Template:Cite Pub and deleted afterwards. Daranios 10:37, 22 January 2011 (UTC)


Select namespaces outside of main (SRD, Canon, and Publication) are now searched by default as well. Surgo 15:50, 22 January 2011 (UTC)


Can I request that DnDWiki:Thoul be the next page fixed up? --Havvy 03:52, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Done - so far. I did not at the moment have my Mystara stuff ready (and the time) to improve the article content, I just introduced the creature template. You are of course welcome to adapt any DnDWiki articles to the normal standard here yourself, if you like. Daranios 20:44, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
May I be more specific and ask that whatever is going to happen to the cite template and its corresponding category be cleaned up? Thanks for the speediness of the reply. --Havvy 08:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
I have removed the category, which is in my opinion not necessary (and I hope I did not create any problems with the template that way). I think the Template:Cite web itself makes sense and should be kept. Daranios 18:27, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm cleaning out the Wanted Categories list, and I wasn't sure what to do with the categories. --Havvy 18:54, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

It may have been said before, but it is worth mentioning again. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into the Canon section. It really is appreciated. I'm not too great at writing limericks or songs like a few of the other folk around here, but I just wanted to let you know. Also, have you considered hanging out in the chat with us some time? --Ganteka Future 17:01, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! One's effort being appreciated is just as good as any limericks :-). Thanks also for the invitation, but I am not too great a fan of chats in general. Daranios 20:17, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry to add more to your work pile, but...[edit]

First-off, thanks for all the great work you're doing! Secondly, it appears that our publication list is missing the Tome of Magic, which I think should be included, as it is cited numerous times that I just stumbled across. If you could do that as quickly as possible, that would be awesome. For your benefit, I tried to find its product page, but the WotC website is fucking up on me, so I got this instead. - MisterSinister 21:04, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Tarkisflux already did it :-). Daranios 15:33, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Canon Navigation Stuff[edit]

I noticed that you had setup the Category:Ravenloft creatures page, and wanted to talk about it so that we're on the same page with respect to navigation. Because of the "Main Article..." link at the top, it looks more like a regular list / navigation page than a category page (though I may just not have looked at a lot of other categories on other wikis and that might be perfectly normal). Did you want to use category pages as navigation pages? An alternative would be to keep the categories as broad(ish) as possible, and then build pages based off of queries against multiple categories. So a creature found in Ravenloft might belong to Category:Creature and Category:Ravenloft, and the Canon:Ravenloft Creatures (or even Canon:Ravenloft/Creatures) page would have a query in it that looked for pages in those two categories in the Canon namespace and put them into the list (Havvy has written a simplified query template, SMW Category Query, that I think pretty well documented for ease). This is the method I'm currently using for the Canon nav pages I did a few weeks back.

I don't know that one way is better than another, but I'm used to doing it the query way because of all of the other pages on the wiki. I don't mind not doing it the way you're setting it up though (unless someone else comes up with good reasons not to), I just want to sort it up front so we don't work at cross-purposes. - Tarkisflux Talk 21:38, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

What you describe seems good to me. I just have no experience with queries (but do have some with categories). So in fact we could remove categories which seem too specific one at a time while putting the appropriate queries on the navigation page(s). I would be all for that. However at the moment I am more inclined to focus on adapting DnDWiki pages to Canon and leave the work of improving the navigation pages to someone else (or a later time). Daranios 18:58, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
That's fair, it just looked like you were doing nav stuff with that category page. Sorting categories can also be worked into the page adaption though; if you know what the category structure is sorta going to be like it's not much more work to add or change them when you're updating pages and it saves more work later on. Not a big deal if you want to worry about it later though. - Tarkisflux Talk 23:33, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I put my ideas about how to go on at: Canon talk:Main. Daranios 17:12, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


I created quite a few canon breadcrumbs (more need to be created still). Specifically, Canon Creatures, Characters, Publications, Campaign Settings, and /<Campaign Setting> Breadcrumbs. Could you start using them? --Havvy 05:33, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Just adding, footers go at the very bottom, below external references even. They start with a horizontal line ---- followed by any number of breadcrumbs followed possibly by navboxes, and finally any categories that the page should have. --Havvy 08:10, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I had started to use the breadcrumbs somewhat, I will try use them consistently now. Daranios 11:43, 13 August 2011 (UTC)


The new extension has been installed, so we can create and edit interwiki linkings without backend changes. Here's the page: Special:Interwiki, let me know if you have any problems with it and I can help out. - Tarkisflux Talk 22:11, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Hurray! It seems, that ":" cannot be used in the interwiki link, so we will have to change all links from the format used in Wikia, but at least we have it now. Daranios 15:14, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
Oh, well if you have lots of changes to do that are all the same, like [[w:c:forgoten to [[forgotten, we have a tool to automate that. Let me know what the exact replacement strings are and I'll take care of it. - Tarkisflux Talk 21:04, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

The Imports[edit]

I'm looking to pull these in next week -- if I don't get around to them, call me out on it. The only danger I have is the upcoming week is actually a pretty busy work week, but I think I can still find the time for them. Surgo (talk) 20:10, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

I am looking forward to it. But no stress. Daranios (talk) 17:51, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Bot account[edit]

Did you want a bot account for the imports and moves so the recent changes doesn't get filled with it? If so, go ahead and make a new account with a name like DaraniosBot or something, and I'll get the permissions setup. Then just use that account for these sorts of moves, and they should (hopefully) be hidden in recent unless you select the show bot option.

And if you're not interested in one, carry on. Just thought I'd offer. - Tarkisflux Talk 18:26, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Outgoing Links[edit]

I've disabled them completely (I think) for the time being, in an attempt to make us a less desirable spam target. You get special notice, because you're most likely to be directly affected. I'll open them back up in a week or two. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes you :-( - Tarkisflux Talk 00:16, 14 December 2014 (UTC)