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Edit Pass for Potent Pheromones

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Kuma (talkcontribs)

I wish to request an edit pass for the trope workshop page of Potent Pheromones. Since my first request, I have waited a month. I didn't want to contact the mods directly; thus, I apologize for the inconvenience this message may cause you all. I have made one more edit to the page, and I believe it is ready for a pass. If you do not think this is true, then please reply with an answer. Thank you for reading my message, and have a fabulous day.@GethN7@SelfCloak@Labster@QuestionableSanity@Derivative

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
Kuma (talkcontribs)

Thank you for responding and sending my request to the other admins.

Oh, while I have you

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Is there a rule for spoilers on Fridge sub-pages?

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Mundane Utility

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Yeah, the page has medium sections, but I don't think examples within them properly. I would've gotten to it and demonstrated more what I meant, but it clearly fell to the wayside (christ, a whole 4 weeks?), so that's my b on that.

Yet Another Silly Question

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I bet you and LT are sick of me by now but:

What would be the proper licensing for this image? It's a screenshot from this NetHack Wiki article and I wasn't sure how exactly one would handle this.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Quoting from that wiki's About page:

Likewise, this wiki is free documentation: the text of the GNU Free Documentation License provides that each NetHackWiki page gives everyone "the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially."

So there's the license. We don't have a predefined license template for the GNU Free Documentation License, so use {{Other free}} and provide the link after that template.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Okey doke.

HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

Is there any way to block someone here? Because frankly, Norm is really getting on my nerves.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Blocks are at a wiki level only, as far as I can tell... and he hasn't done anything that's banworthy yet. You'll just have to learn to ignore him the Usenet way - don't read his posts.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Sadly, we admins don't have that option.

Crazy Muzzarino (talkcontribs)

@Looney Toons You could type "Special:Block" next to wiki/. You should be able to ban someone if you're an admin of the wiki, because it usually tells you what groups can use that tool if you're not in any of it.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

We do not take inspiration for our moderation style from TV Tropes, @Crazy Muzzarino.

Small Reference Pools

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I've seen "gay" still used as an umbrella term among lesbians and people of various other sexualities on Twitter - while I'm not inclined to die on this particular hill, I feel like there's a "One True Way"-ism at play here.

On that note, you don't always have to completely undo the entire edit - both of those only bother me slightly, but that's still way more of an issue than the usage of "homosexual" in the article (which again, I'm perfectly happy to leave alone).

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I noticed you deleted the file I was gonna use for the 2015 film's page - that's completely fine, given I got terminally sidetracked midway through trying to work on the page, and I'm only sending this message to explain the late "Thanks" I just gave for it. I'll reupload the image once I've gotten everything else about the page in order and actually saved the edits. o7

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I;ve restored the file - no need to re-upload it.

And, just so one of the other mods doesn't delete it, I'll put it onto the page now.

This is kind of grey

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SmileyB (talkcontribs)

I know images can be a touchy subject but while i can't claim the image (I have read the policy but still a bit grey with what I have here) i want to use as my own. It was made in the 1950s, the artist is dead, and it was made to public service (in schools and such). What's the word on this. Should I alter it a little before uploading as my own? What do I do? I'll send the image and you can be the judge.

I want to use it for the Values Resonance page. https://www.dccomics.com/sites/default/files/imce/2017/08-AUG/Superman_American_599fc05023f332.03698933.jpg

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I personally feel like that'd be Fair Use, but don't take my word for it - Rob can likely provide a more definitive answer.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Copyright law in the USA in the mid-20th century has always been a bit of an odd bird - normally, one has to check whether an image fell out of copyright or the copyright was renewed, and if the artist is dead, how long ago did she or he die. But in this case, we have a clue: Superman is in the image, and DC Comics has historically been pretty good about keeping their copyrights. I'd mark this as Fair Use.

I added Anakin Skywalker as a single page but have trouble linking

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SmileyB (talkcontribs)

I added the link bars to Anakin Skywalker but when I try to save it gives me this error message

[e14e8826fb96ea63182cca2a] 2021-01-27 22:49:30: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError"

What's up? I save the Anakin page so i hope that's OK. I just need to be able to link things.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

The changes LT made should also indicate how significantly major characters are handled in terms of sub-paging.

SmileyB (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your help. i appreciate it.

I am very OCD about seperating catagories

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SmileyB (talkcontribs)

I was on the star wars character page and it seems cluttered in that it's so long. Is it allowable for me to separate the protagonists, antagonists, and other characters into separate pages by category. Is it also possible to give certain characters their own page because they are so popular and tend to have lots written about them for the sake of simplicity.For example giving Darth Vader his own page and making pages for things like The Sith Order, Jedi Order, and Other force users and beings.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Amazingly enough, I just made a similar proposal to the other moderators two weeks ago - the only reason that I haven't done this yet is a lack of time. Feel free to make subcategories - just please put each category into the parent category.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

If I may offer a bit of advice, create your pages and move content into them before deleting anything from the original page. We had someone a year or so back who decided to do something similar for another work, and started by completely blanking the original page and creating a dozen or so blank subpages, then stopping there for a while. We weren't happy with what appeared at the time to be vandalism, and when we finally got it straightened out, it still took the guy literally months to finish the job.

SmileyB (talkcontribs)

I'll start by just organizing the character page. On an aside. I just did it but I keep getting a database error. i save my changes into a word file. Should I send it. It's not saving my changes for review.