Sorry to bother you, but I personally believe Mechemik is abusing his power as an Admin, at least in terms of forcing his opinion on an edit that was made in good faith, with seemingly no justifiable reason. He hasn't used any Admin tools in this per se, but I do feel that his Bureaucrat and Admin title gives his opinion more weight on edits (especially when he's forcing it), even though it's really not supposed to according to the terms of the site. Rather than continuing to engage in petty squabbles over it, I've chosen to refrain from making any further edits to the site, as I wish to avoid this type of madness in the future, and this type of thing usually has a tendency to repeat itself.
I'm not looking for any sort of resolution in this matter, I just want to bring it to your attention in case this does happen with someone else.
I have been taking look at the timeline and sure I know, Timeline in the Witcher universe is something kinda impossible because Mr. Sapkowski did not really followed his own dates and made it really impossible.
however I have a question that you might be able to answer.
The Season of the storms clearly statest it takes place in the 1245 yet on the page, it is stated that the year is incorrect and should be much later based on the dates of the saga. My question is this - what exactly indicates that? I ask because I was trying to make some internal chronology - Geralt´s birth and sacking of Kaer Morhen and I kinda used this date as a jumping point, But now, I am no longer sure as it might me wrong.
Could you please tell me what was the "info" that point you to the conclusion that the year 1245 is wrong? (or point me to other admin that knows ;) )
thank you very much and I wish you very succesfull new year ;)
Thx for the wishing, it does look good for me so far and I believe it trully will be successful.
As my pal Miki already managed to point out, mentions of Dandelion's time at the Oxenfurt Academy and how he became bard due to his love for Countess de Stael in TTotS are what points to Mr making an error.
In The Tower of the Swallow, when discussing Half a Century of Poetry, Geralt states Dandelion started to do poetry at 19 and his "service to the poetry" lasts less than 20 years; this means he is around 38. 1267-19=1248; three years after the supposed date of Season of Storms.
1250s match much better because the meeting with Yen in The Bounds of Reason 4 years after the breakup can be then understood as the meeting after their first breakup. It matches both Dandy's age and the date of The Last Wish short story used in games, that is 1249.
the thing that "bothers" me is that this approach is "double edged sword" in a way, We are disregarding an explicit date stated in the book for something mentioned by a character.
I mean, if we use this approach to other parts of the story - namely Triss and her birth, the entire story kinda fell apart.
Though I will not dispute it further (the timeline is unfortunately incostient with itself straith from the books and there is nothing we can try, that would change it.
though in the Timeline article, there are few obvious errors - for example, it says that Shard of ice takes place before the Season of Storms. It most certainly does not. The Season of the storms takes place roughly a year afther the Last Wish, thus the Shard of Ice takes place three years after the Season. ;)
Part of me would like to go through all the books once again a fix it, but I know it would be a lost cause entirely... :(
Well I had an idea to kinda make the timeline work in my head but I gave up - I felt like the Darhema´s golem in TW2 - one contradiction after another. I think that there is no way to make a full timeline unles there are some major retcons. Not even Geralt´s age makes sense. By the facts given in the books, he should be well over 120 years old during the second war. Yet I remember Mr. Sapkowski said he thinks Geralt is in his 60s and in TW3 (1272) Vesemir says that Geralt is almost a century old. But it makes no sense.....
Anyway, since there is no point to continue, my question is what is the most needed right now? I would guessed that the Netflix series is now quite hot, thus articles about that are in high demand, But I noticed that there is still quite a lot of stuff from the books missing. Would it be ok if I take a look at that book stuff?
Replying late but nevertheless doing so is becoming my sort off speciality ehrm... Yes! Our archives are still largely incomplete so if you feel like adding missing book information, you're more than welcome to do so ;)
I'm a huge fan of The Witcher books and games, and I can't wait for the upcoming Netflix show. I was wondering what I could do to help out on the wiki and I noticed that the The Witcher Wiki has recently had a revamp of new backgrounds and a new header to match the upcoming Netflix TV series. I am a graphic designer and I thought I would have a go in photoshop creating a new logo for the wiki header based around the Neflix show's title design. Let me know what you think and if you think I should change anything, and of course if you like it then you are more than welcome to use it on the wiki header! :)
While nice, the problem with the wordmark is that Fandom only allows a very small image, so the thin font style that the show uses would be very difficult to read :( (as in, less than 65px in height small). That aside, I've combined the show's logo itself in with the fatter font from the games so it's still readable.
I agree with what Mechemik has stated here with font design and all that. Nevertheless, I am glad you took the time to create something like this for us and - as you can see - it pushed us to find a solution. Thank you for your efforts ;)
PS: I sincerely hope you like it here and, with the awesomeness that will be the upcoming Netflix show, decide to stay for a while. If you ever need anything, feel free to message me.
I put it that way to note that they do have children (or spouse, brother, relative, etc.) but we don't know their names. Unless you can think of a better way to note that? Unfortuantely trying to use "unknown" doesn't really work here as otherwise that could apply to everyone theortically that they have unknown parents (just never met them) rather "unnamed" notes they do recognize they knew their parent, sibling, etc. just we (the readers) were never told their names.
Eh, using "a" doesn't really fit well grammatically. For example, say you have someone who was married more than once but didn't know the names of one of them. It'd read like "a wife (deceased), Lily" which doesn't go well together. Essentially "a" only works if there's a single name in that related field.
My name's Chris and I'm a Fandom Wiki Manager as part of the Movies/TV vertical.
I am currently redeveloping Netflix Wiki to be the go-to place for all things Netflix. We want to feature all the Netflix Original shows and be the place to go for fans of Netflix to find out about the shows they love.
The best bit? We are actively encouraging these users to visit other wikis about that content, including this one. Our detailed The Witcher article links to this wiki extensively in the infobox and main article body, encouraging users to find out more about the show.
I'm pretty good, thanx for asking. From the get go: neat idea and brilliant work so far. I’ll of course contribute if I find anything missing and I believe our wiki will benefit greatly through cooperation with this endeavour of yours.
While we’re at it, I’ve got to ask you: could you help us strike down Netflix Witcher Wikia? The community here firmly believes it's redundant to split fans' attention. With your amazing Netflix Wiki it becomes even more obsolete. We tried to contact the admin there but he’s inactive.
I’m not much of a Discord guy but will, if it’s okay, gladly continue communicating here.
If you mean the videos which appear above some articles, well, then there's unfortunately nothing I can do because these videos are not added her by us but the Fandom Inc staff. Many of us admins don't like them there either but alas.
I've found out there is at least one time when a term "Lower Angren" is used in Baptism of Fire, in reference to the area where Ysgith is located. Could it mean that the Angren in the books is in fact Lower Angren, and there is another area called "Upper Angren" in Dol Angra, as on Komarek's and RED maps? That would be similar to Sodden case.
In the book Ysgith is situated north to the Yaruga (the hansa later plans to cross the river so that they can bypass it from the south). It's not the case in Thronebreaker (unless we assume Ysgith is on both shores but easier to bypass from the south). I'd assume the book one is Lower and the Upper begins further southeast.
Ok, so the context of the first fragment (Geralt lacking experience with Lower Angren) connected with the fact that they initially wanted to either continue their way in the northern part or to move south through Ysgith, I'd say that the southeastern part is Lower and northwestern Upper (makes sense also in a way that northern has many hils). But I might be missing some details, so I'll wait until tomorrow with changes.
It could also be that Angren is not divided by the Yaruga itself but maybe by another tributary or something, and that Upper and a small part of Lower (including half of Ysgith) are located North of the Yaruga, while major part of Lower and second half of Ysgith on the south (?)
My name is Caio Roberto and I'm a journalism major in college. I'm writing my undergraduate thesis which is gonna be about the Witcher Wiki and I wanted to know if you, as an admin/bureaucraft, could help with some usefull information.
Hey! Do you remember me? I'm this person. Just changed my account.
Anyways I'll be quick, someone reccomended me that I contacted you if I had some question about the witcher universe, so that's why I'm here.
Remember my ugly maps I made some years ago? Well I'm remaking them, and I'm having problems figuring out where the borders should go. I want to put the borders where they are at the start of the saga, that means the first book, do you think this is a good reference?
Hello, I'm Flanqer, and I'm the Wiki Manager for the Witcher Wiki. I introduced myself in Discussions, but wanted to drop you a personal message since you're one of the active admins. I'm here to help you and your community, and to be a liaison to full-time Fandom Staff. If you ever have any questions related to the wiki, whether it's about editing, styling, infoboxes, policy, etc, please contact me on my message wall.