I noticed that you make a lot of repeated edits on the international Elder Scrolls wikis and wanted to know if you are using some sort of automated tool to do so or if you are doing so manually. People have tried to reach out to you before about this but you don't ever seem to respond so if you could get back to me that would be appreciated.
If you're not a bot then you edit with surprising predictability and accuracy. Your edits are usually in strings each spaced almost exactly 1 minute apart and go on for days at a time. This month you've made edits in this pattern for 20-days in a row.
Hi, I just recently made some changes to the Easter eggs page and if you could help sort out the misc. stuff into more appropriate categories, that'd be great (or if you have another suggestion for a main tab. I don't know yet if folklore/mythology should go elsewhere or have something like "Legends" tab).
My thinking is that we should have a separate tab titled "Folklore", which would contain all things relating to mythology, legends, etc. We could also have a "Miscellaneous" tab where we put the rest of the topics which, individually, don't have enough entries to warrant separate tabs. What do you think?
Can you, please, avoid mentioning the game itself at intro text and biography , when character is concerned? Take Benoit's page as an example. For these things we have appearences in infobox and references.
For editing, it just seems more... convenient? The infoboxes, for example, are easier to use and have more automation. Things are more thoroughly categorized. Mostly small things that combine to make editing more enjoyable. By the way, I'm not implying in any way that this wiki is bad or terrible, it's still very good, but in certain aspects gamepedia is slightly better. And yes, I will still be adding new pages here.
More on that topic: can I just copy the gamepedia articles that I wrote myself over to this wiki (Aldona, Johnnus, etc.)? What are your thoughts on that?
There are a some "quests" in Witcher 3 like Looters and Never Trust Children which don't appear in the quest log, and have no journal entries or well-defined objectives, so is it really right for us to call them quests? The only time they are referred to as such are by the map markers. I'm thinking of changing those articles so they are referred to as "events" rather than "quests". What do you think?
I noticed you put the spoiler tag to the Wild Hunt Page. We decided with both Juraj103 and Bizippothat we will no longer use them for articles wit book info. The main reason is that the books are out in US for sufficiently long time now. Here is Juray´s oppinion on that:
"Look, the idea to have separate pages for Duny/ Emhyr, Borch/Villentretenmerth, Saskia/Saesenthessis... was good maybe until last year, but currently? Many people who come here already know who these characters are, with their dual identities because books are for more than a year out and games? They never bothered with throwing novel spoilers (you learn Emhyr is a father of Ciri at the beginning of TW3, alternative card for Villentretenmerth shows Borkh and this goes for Saskia/ Saesenthessis as well).
It is like if Wookiepedia had a sole page for Anakin Skywalker and sole for Vader, or Harry Potter Wiki for Tom Riddle and Voldemort. These dual natures were betrayed sometime ago, and this applies for the witcher as well. ScorpiO is not the first man who saw it unfit to have two pages for Duny and Emhyr, he was first to approach me with it though. In the case of Borch, well it was always that when someone typed Villentretenmerth on google or here on the wiki, then an article about Borch emerged so that much for the spoiler I guess.
Wikis always contained spoilers and with time I came to a conclussion that spoiler is something of importance for 1y or so, after that it ceases to be spoiler. What you think?"
That is why I would like to ask you to not return it to the Wild Hunt page ;)
Yeah, Juraj and I discussed it and decided it was better safe than sorry, since we occasionally had someone complain about things being spoiled for them in the comments section and the like. And yep, it'll probably mean a banner at the top of almost every major page.
and woudnť in that case make more sence to add a general disclamer about potential spoilers on the mainpage? It is kinda weird to have virtually all the articles with the spoiler banner, I think
But where is the problem if all the pages have the banner?
Hi, I need your help with this as I notice you edit a lot of items for the games. As you do so, can you remove "The Witcher 3 / Hearts of Stone / Blood and Wine items" category from them as long as it's in another related category (like how all the base game books are in The Witcher 3 books category, which is a sub category of The Witcher 3 items). I want to make the wikia more mobile friendly but to do that, the items category needs to cleaned up drastically.
I appreciate the History section and its info you added on Mount Gorgon but next time, please, also add reference from where you took the information. If it is from book (does not matter if in-game or real) then be sure to write it in italics. You can inspire here: Anséis.
I'm just going off the description of the category which states that the category "groups together geographical locations, including Kingdoms, provinces, duchies, cities, locations within cities, etc. It also includes geographical features like seas, lakes, mountain ranges, forest areas and rivers in the Witcher universe." All the pages I've added to the category thus far fulfill this criteria.
Is this category supposed to be exclusively a collection of sub-categories? In which case, I'll stop. But going purely off the description, it seems to me that a lot of pages are missing from the 'Geography' category.
But anyway, that's my reasoning. If you have a problem with this, let me know, and I will go and do something more productive.
Well, I wouldn't say "exclusively a collection of sub-categories", but kinda if you understand what I mean. By "doing something more productive" you mean what precisely? You could start with Relationship sections for Geralt, Ciri, Yennefer... you rembember what I am talking about?
I do remember; I've recently started describing events related to Geralt in the first game. It's not "Relationships" specifically, but more of a detailed, chronological order of events, similar to what they have on other language Witcher wikis. Progress is slow (I've only done up to chapter I) because I have little time.
By "doing something more productive" I just meant something that isn't categorization, or some such mundane task. I didn't mean anything in particular.
Yeah, feel free to delete them. I tried to include the images in an article, but for some reason, they're only visible if you click on them to make them full-size. Is there a way to make them display properly?
Oh okay, fine :) Yeah I'll be adding them, though slowly and infrequently, because I'm busy with things. In fact, this month I'm less busy than in other months, so I'll try to continue with the character synopses.
How long was it since you played the first Witcher game? I would like someone to improve on character pages from that game like I did with Kalkstein (quote, biography, infobox)... I could do that but you know how it is - two will make it quicker. :)
I see that the word did not get to you. I and Mechemik have agreed to write in past tense because the events occurred already and all that... can link you that discussion if you want. We also agreed on replacing section like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Blood and Wine expansion with such as Biography or History. So please when writing about characters (Yaki Rafiberg) or countries remember that. O also want to genuinely thank you for sticking around :)
Okay noted, but what about events that are player-dependent (e.g. Sile de Tansarville dying, or not dying and later being imprisoned)? I feel like it would be weird to write both versions in the past tense when those events are mutually exclusive.
Speaking of spoiler tags, I'm starting to think we just need a general template to put at the top of each page. I'm seeing occasional complaints about stuff being spoiled for them because user comments on the pages.
It does look good but because its small, it isn't effective very much in warning from Spoiler. Could you please make it bigger? About the size of similar templates on AC and Warhammer Fantasy Wikias. Maybe you could also add image to such template (like on Wookiepedia)? These might serve you.
Well, my main isue is I want to use an image that isn't tied to a particular game so people will know it covers all the series. Like if you look at the spoiler tag for various ME, when they use images, they're specific to each game. Makes it easier to tell what the spoiler's for, but doesn't work for general (like we're trying to do). That's why I didn't use an image originally.