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Thanks! ఠ_ఠ Inquisitor Sasha Ehrenstein des Sturmkrieg Sector (Talk) (Contr) 20:53, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit


For being an enthusiatic and generously constructive critic

Hoggle42 (talk) 15:42, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Please don't blank pagesEdit

Please don't blank pages when adding deletion templates. Peachey88 (talk) 07:20, 11 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi, Arcane21. Please use the {{speedy}} template instead of {{delete}} when tagging pages that are obvious candidates for deletion. Thanks, LlamaAl (talk) 01:11, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Appreciate the tip. Arcane21 (talk) 04:28, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Peer reviewed historical wikiEdit

Do you have any interest in helping out with it? The peer review comes with the flagged revisions extension, which prevents nonsense from ever appearing in articles, at least provided that the reviewers don't decide to approve things they can't verify. It also has a namespace for publishing secondary source original research, with greater verification and review. Lieutenant Aleksandr Reznov 04:18, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

I'm not too busy these days now that I got some other projects behind me, so send me a link and some more info and I'll look into it. Arcane21 (talk) 05:14, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Sure, thanks. We're canceling a lot of our old projects, which is why we are working on the historical encyclopedia. The Sturmkrieg project was pretty much in total disrepair and none of us really cared about maintaining it anymore. Dondrekhan even had a whole background written up for his Sturmkrieg army that he was going to post but lost it. It might be revived some day, but I doubt it since there's no real gain from it. I was watching tech class videos on Youtube from the channel Eli The Computer Guy, and he said "don't be a poor geek," which is good advice. I've had an epiphany recently, and I'm staying away from any computer/programming/website projects that aren't going to have some sort of payoff. It seems fine or fun to do personal programming projects as a hobby, but they're really time consuming and you'll quickly end up a 30+ basement dweller who hasn't gone anywhere in life. It's important to know when and how to balance free educational activities with something that will actually have a financial payoff. We actually have an "Editors are not paid" essay at Lexipedium to discourage users from expecting too much of other users.
The link to the wiki is here:
We also have a discussion going about how to prevent editing cabals from wrecking the wiki and all future progress in articles on their pet issues:
I have also completely stopped thinking about Rational Wiki and have moved past it. I don't have any petty desire for "justice" for the egregious stuff they've done. Honestly, they'll probably screw themselves over in ways that I would never wish on them, despite their appalling behavior. They deliberately stir the pot and make people angry in their own, what you described, "self stroking circle jerk of left wing cracks who care more about giving each other hand jobs on their own pet issues than actually advancing their mission."
Anyway, I'm done with Rational Wiki and I avoid ever thinking about it. On to productive things.
Lieutenant Aleksandr Reznov 19:15, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Glad to hear that. I suggest the both of you stay away from there entirely from now on, and I'd like to help you with a more positive project, and if my humble MW experience can assist you, I'll do my best. Arcane21 (talk) 19:37, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Your help is greatly valued. I'm also dropping all the DNS blocks on their domains that I can. Network level blocks affect DondreKhan as well, at least when we live together. Lieutenant Aleksandr Reznov 20:04, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

The future of skinsEdit


An rfc on the future of skins is open here:

I am notifying you as you're maintaining (at least) this skin:

Please consider participating. Thanks. :-)

--Gryllida 04:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Monaco skinEdit

  • Hi,how can I open Monaco skin?--Msnhinet8jp (talk) 02:03, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
Once it's installed, you can select it from the user preferences, or you can set the skin to Monaco by default in the LocalSettings.php file for your wiki, assuming you have access to it. GethN7 (talk) 09:49, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
  • I install is not successful,how can I do?--Msnhinet8jp (talk) 10:25, 21 May 2016 (UTC)