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Hah! You're and Admin now also!

Congratulations! Now other people can bug you and not me. Remember to throw your weight around... LOL.


--Fandyllic 10:36 AM PST 8 Mar 2006

I totally plan to. Haha. Well, I've been trying to work only in the same vein as other good contributors, such as killing all the stuff in Category:Terminated articles. Stuff like that. Anyways, I'll get a feel for what I can get away with soon enough. :D Schmidt 17:48, 8 Mar 2006 (EST)
Congratz !!!--Kirochi 14:02, 8 Mar 2006 (EST)

I win!

→ Template:Arcane.

*stamps "poond" on Schmidt's forehead*


--Mikk 17:25, 25 June 2006 (EDT)

lol. That said, I say we just leave them. After I found out what it was used for, I decided it shouldn't be deleted after all, unless you can think of something better to do with them and what links to them. Schmidt 17:34, 25 June 2006 (EDT)
No, I can't, really. Unless we'd create e.g. fire school and have that #redirect to the section and then run around and change {{fire}} et al all over the place. I see why he did it; it becomes a pain to fix links into sections in a page if you decide to rename the section. This way, he'd only need to change the one spot. --Mikk 17:41, 25 June 2006 (EDT)

Warm up the delete button...

Special:Whatlinkshere/Template:Deletemod *nudge* *nudge* :-)
I just went through them all again and double checked. --Mikk 03:36, 4 July 2006 (EDT)
*re-nudge* :-) --Mikk 12:57, 12 July 2006 (EDT)
ugh. You're right. I need to do this. I have a new character I've been loving -- an arcane (mostly)/fire mage, level 41, very nearly level 42. I should be able to get to it soon, though. Sorry! Schmidt 00:00, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Alright. I'm through with it for now. It's embarassing to say right now that I'm only level 47 now, nearly 48. It was so fast getting to 42, and 5 more levels takes two weeks? :( See your talk page. (As if you haven't already.) Schmidt 16:45, 26 July 2006 (EDT)
Okay, I've been through them all and motivated them all in much greater detail. I actally dropped one claim though since I discovered that the information on the wiki (all 2 sentences of it) is actually not available anywhere else. Likely because the mod has been abandoned but I have not real proof of that so I'll just drop that one for now. --Mikk 07:04, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

Hrms... what's with removing the deletemod tags? Go back and read the vote on WoWWiki talk:AddOn pages;

"Re-classify Category:AddOns as a place that AddOn developers can use as the main page for their AddOn, if they like, but that there's no point for WoWWiki, nor for its visitors, and neither for the Author himself that the WoWWiki page just be an outdated and lesser copy of what's available on addon sites. OR a page actively maintained by WoWWiki contributors for a mod that they find particularily useful and like to tell others about (objectively and usefully).".

You're flat out stating in one or two cases "it doesn't matter that [insert addon site] has more info"... muh? I thought we agreed that that there wasn't much point in trying to have an addon listing database that's just copy&paste snippets of what's in the addon sites?

I'm not trying to be an arse about this all, I'm just a bit ... well.. "huh?" --Mikk 07:21, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

I don't recall doing that this time around. I did it some time ago, yes. This time around I rethought, and concluded that I should either leave that tag on, or delete the article. I do think it's worth having some of the articles, though, even if they're not official, because some mods may be good but misunderstood or underutilized, which what you quoted indicates is fair. I guess it just didn't occur to me to reclassify or anything. *shrug* You're welcome to retag whatever you want to. I'll look back through again and see if I still think they should stick around. I'm more willing now to delete the same pages that I took those tags off of.
One mod I'd like to get more information for myself is Sage Unitframes. I like the look of it, but I don't like how the frames are much larger than the actual displayed information and bars. Schmidt 10:50, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

Take the plunge and switch the Main Page?

Looks like Wowpedia:Main Page Dev 4 is winning handily in Main page redesign vote.

Should we declare it the winner and make the switch? --Fandyllic 1:49 PM PDT 11 Aug 2006

Shoot, I'd say so. It looks great, IMO. A lot has happened while I've been leveling my mage up to 56 now. :) I love it... a little OT there. Anyways, yeah I'd take the plunge. It has my seal of approval... oh, uh, where did I leave my seal?
It sounds like no one thinks that it should not be changed at all, and any disagreements with it seem to be nullified -- the screen resolution, as is noted, on all computers that will play WOW will most likely be 1024×768 at least, and while I haven't checked it myself for that, it appears that others think it's fine. As well, it's not necessary to cater to the one odd person who has a low-res monitor. Schmidt 19:04, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
I like this conversation. Mind if I eavesdrop? :P There may be futher minor changes (though I doubt it) - however, if we keep a main dev version, this won't be a problem, since any further changes can easily be copied across :) -- Kirkburn 20:06, 11 August 2006 (EDT)
Yeah, I think it would be good to retire SilverSide's Wowpedia:Main Page Dev and re-purpose it for a general dev version of the Main page or use Main Page Dev (but I like it as a pointer page).
The real question is who's going to make the Main Page change? I figured the change could be announced in a few places like the current Main Page, News, and Wowpedia:News and then we can wait a few days before the actual switch (5 days?). --Fandyllic 5:02 AM PDT 12 Aug 2006
I agree, Fandyllic, that that page can be the new user-editable version. I wouldn't mind changing it right now myself, but it sounds like the vote might still be outstanding, but as I see it, it is pending closure. That means 3 days from when? Anyways, let me know if you want me to do it for any reason. Schmidt 18:39, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
*checks active admin list* Well, it's you or Schmidt. Flip a coin, wait for the vote to close, and just do it? :-P --Mikk 05:58, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
Just do it! =) -- Kirkburn 11:04, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
Okay, I started the ball rolling by putting a note about the imminent change on the Main page. --Fandyllic 7:26 PM PDT 14 Aug 2006
Shall we target Sept 1st as the switchover day? or is that too late? --Fandyllic 1:44 PM PDT 21 Aug 2006
I suggest making the change before the leipzig convention begins, which is on the 23rd-27th - big news will probably be coming then, and the wiki will get a spike in visits. -- Kirkburn 19:59, 21 August 2006 (EDT)
So tomorrow when Games Convention 2006 starts? Seems a little early, but it has been a week. If Schmidt is okay with it, I'll make the change. --Fandyllic 1:55 PM PDT 22 Aug 2006
Go go go go! That garish yellow/moss green "winnar update" thing feels so.... abrasive against my aesthetic senses. Pzychotix 18:17, 22 August 2006 (EDT)
I would use ... other ... words. =) Mikk did ;) On a side note, the convention starts in about 7 hours -- Kirkburn 19:26, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

... 70

Yhea, that's right. Seventy.

70 what?


I need a macro keyboard so I can paste speedydelete tags faster >.<   --Mikk 13:36, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

I guess I'll get to deleting all that after the main page is changed. Schmidt 18:39, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
You made the RC list messy at least - so that's something =) -- Kirkburn 13:47, 12 August 2006 (EDT)
So use WoWWiki:RC instead then :-P --Mikk 02:00, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Making the switch

Looks like Schmidt has not checked in since Aug 15th, so I may make the switch without his feedback either later today or tomorrow. I might just change the announcements to say the change is happening tomorrow and do it then. --Fandyllic 1 PM PDT 24 Aug 2006

I guess I haven't checked in since August 24, but until this I didn't think you needed any more feedback than I already gave. What did you need my feedback for? I would have thought my statement that the page looks great would be enough. Schmidt 03:45, 29 August 2006 (EDT)

Since I have you attention ...

Perhaps we can update the left-column links now? The Proposed new sidebar bit can go at least :) -- Kirkburn 13:50, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

Yeah. See that talk page, if you want. Basically it says if I've left any links out from what you had suggested, let me know here. The whole page is set to be deleted in about a week from now, if no one says anything different. Schmidt 18:32, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

2500 club :)

And a-why are you not part of the prestigious 2500-ers, might I ask? Separate the wheat from the chaff as one might say ... Category:Wowpedia 2500 club. Join, why not? :P -- Kirkburn 19:11, 25 August 2006 (EDT)

I'm not averse to it, but I don't see myself as belonging much anymore. I will still do what needs to be done on the admin side, but I don't think I'll be very active, honestly. Who knows, though? Schmidt 03:45, 29 August 2006 (EDT)
Mabye for Past accomplishments? How do you keep track of your spam counter anyway, couldn't find it anywhere. CJ 09:38, 3 November 2006 (EST)
Spam counter? If by that you mean to know how many edits I've made, the best I could tell you is to check out my user contributions 500 at a time, and click next page and count how many pages there are. Schmidt 16:19, 8 November 2006 (EST)
Odd way of doing it, 15 pages. Would think there is a special page with a counter. User:CrazyJack/Sig 05:37, 14 November 2006 (EST)
The way I check is just change the limit:
If there are older contributions, then there are more than the limit, so I just check the next increment up.--Fandyllic (talk) 11:14 AM PST 14 Nov 2006
Not going to be a lot of people hitting the 7500 or 10000 mark yet im sure. but 1000 could. there's a lot of people to check then though, couldn't like, a bot keep track of them? User:CrazyJack/Sig 16:51, 14 November 2006 (EST)

Community teams suggestion

Visit Wowpedia talk:Community teams#Rehash.21 when you have a moment! -- [[KB|User:Kirkburn/Sig/K]] < [[User talk:Kirkburn|User:Kirkburn/Sig/T]] · [[Special:Contributions/Kirkburn|User:Kirkburn/Sig/C]] > 15:29, 31 December 2006 (EST)

Hey, I'm glad you're still vaguely around :) Still playing WoW? User:Kirkburn/Sig3 04:23, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
Yeah, man. I've been playing my other pally (Giulian of Lightninghoof), now level 70, attuned to Kara with all the heroic keys, but my guild is a little bit weak in that department, with all the level 70s playing their alts instead of improving their 70s or other high levels. =/ So in the process of getting, setting up, and fiddling with new mods, I've been developing my own alts that I created a long time ago that just now I'm enjoying. lol. So yeah, I'm having fun. My druid (lvl 22 atm) is going balance, and my warrior (lvl 17 atm) is protection, but I'm going to go fury instead, likely. Schmidt 07:16, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
Sounds awesome - glad to see WoW has kept its allure. I have altitis, unfortunately ... still only got one 70. However, I've decided that I'm going to get at least one other 70 - got a 37 draenei hunter on his way :) Btw, what do you think of how the site has developed recently? User:Kirkburn/Sig3 06:41, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
It's getting more and more like Wikipedia in a few directions. It's good in some ways, and basically not appealing to me in others. I don't like the fact that item links have brackets around them. I see that as a device that Blizzard used only to distinguish items and stuff like enchants and so on from other text in chat. It really breaks it up out of the article. I haven't poked around all that much with most pages, but it looks like there are some really complex templates in use, kind of like in Wikipedia. It blows my mind, but if it makes it work better, that sounds dandy. All told, kudos to everyone who has contributed here. What do you think of it all, how everything has changed?
The reason I logged on here just now is to test an idea I was thinking of. But now I see that it won't work unless we can add scripts, unless I just don't know enough. In any case, I was trying to figure out a way to add tooltips to item links like wowhead, thottbot, and alla. Schmidt 21:00, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Teomyr is working on something like that. --GRYPHONtc 22:09, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Awesome. It's about time. Schmidt 06:37, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Welcome back

But it takes a server crash to do this? heh ;) Like our new Fansites, btw? User:Kirkburn/Sig3 03:48, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

lol it does. :) I wondered what was wrong. Any idea when it'll be back? Schmidt 03:53, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
The fansites page looks pretty good. All it really needs to link, though (imho) is Unless of course the server on it crashes. lmao Schmidt 04:08, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Hehe. Join the IRC for updates, plus I'm off to bed now :) Major server crash - could cause a loss of some wiki data. Kaelten's doing his best to fix it! User:Kirkburn/Sig3 04:09, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Not much of a loss....zing! --GRYPHONtc 04:12, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
You cheeky bugger! :O Safe to say, Kaelten is not having a good night :( User:Kirkburn/Sig3 04:14, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

You and Fandy editing on the same night ... have I stepped into a wonderful timewarp? Smiley.gif User:Kirkburn/Sig3 03:11, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Table stuff

Aaah, it affects and breaks too much stuff! I have to comment it out :/ User:Kirkburn/Sig3 08:35, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

>< but I guess it makes sense. Is there a better way to do what I want? Schmidt 08:38, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Are you able to get on IRC? User:Kirkburn/Sig3 08:38, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Bah, you make me go out of my way. Wait one while I download it to this POS. Schmidt 08:39, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Freedom of information on reasons for policies / DNP policy in specific

Hi, found you via Special:Listusers/sysop, I am new here but not new to wikis :)

I would be interested in hearing any feedback admins have to this: Wowpedia_talk:DNP_policy#Reasons_for_policies.3F (figured it's probably not a page that is read/used much so I'm messaging you all, I couldn't find a noticeboard page though I found what looks like a rather out-of-date list of admins hehe) --Kittymew (talk) 14:39, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Would like to interview you

Hi Schmidt,

I’m continuing my research (on WoWWiki and WoWPedia) this summer and hope to interview several of the core contributors about their experiences. Would you be available at some point this summer for an interview?

I also wanted to share an article of mine about WoWWiki that was recently published; you can find it on the front page of my website (linked to from my faculty page, below; happy to send you pdf, if you like). For the most part it talks about the writing processes of the community and how members work well together because of shared attitudes and beliefs about writing on a wiki. If you have any questions or feedback, I’d love to hear it.

Thanks for considering this. If you're interested in participating, you can contact me here via email <tinyurl [dot] com/5ug7gqq>. Dakhma (talk) 14:25, 13 June 2011 (UTC)