User talk:Farman

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Infoboxes

In case I don't catch you on AIM before ye see, I added some css stuff for your info boxes! Take a look Template:Infobox--Naeya (talk) 18:59, 25 March 2007 (CDT)

Great job on the infoboxes!--Naeya (talk) 15:30, 27 March 2007 (CDT)

Forum Stuff

Hey, I see you copied one of the forum posts over to your sandbox. If you want to use the following page for stuff you think should be moved from Forum posts (Player or GM alike) feel free to utilize the page I just (recently) created: Forum_Posts_Of_Note Might save you a few steps, and will allow others to grab the info and put it up in your place if you're busy doing other things at the time --Callek 23:24, 27 April 2007 (CDT)

Thanks Callek, that's a useful page. I definitely intend on converting the post into an article given the strength of its content, but I'll add it to the notable posts page too.
No fair snooping in my sandboxes though ;) --Farman 19:06, 28 April 2007 (CDT)

Page Naming

I'm not so sure naming a page "Manipulate Ability (Empath)" is really needed. When naming pages I like to think of how (likely) will someone search for a page, "Manipulate" sounds much better, and if that is taken, surely you could name it "Manipulate ability" adding text in parenthesis like that usually dictates that the page-title is disambiguated and thus needs a context clue. In this case, I do not know of a Manipulate ability other than for Empaths. Might you be willing to move this (and the few similar) pages? --Callek 13:17, 3 May 2007 (CDT)

I agree the (guild) part is unnecessary in most cases, but that 'ability' should remain. My own take on it is that an article title should be as brief but still precise as it can be; for common search terms that nonetheless are more vague, redirects can be used. "Manipulate", "Link", "Lead", "Roar", etc. are all still words on their own and the articles are about the ability not the word. IMO for consistency and clarity across the whole wiki, it is much better if article titles make it plain exactly what the article is about. Cf. the 'skill' pages which, admittedly, I created, but they illustrate my point. I was thinking of 'shift' when I put the guild in parens but I agree that should be only as needed. --Farman 10:33, 4 May 2007 (CDT)

Spell Template

See my comment about planned spells on Template talk:Spell.--Naeya (talk) 20:11, 6 May 2007 (CDT)

Really great job on the spell template, Farman! It looks great!--Naeya (talk) 07:58, 7 May 2007 (CDT)

Farman, the Spell Template needs to exclude Incomplete if it's an Analogous Patterns spell, too. It's beyond my ability to figure out how to tweak the template. Could you take a look, please? --Diarik 02:35, 10 May 2008 (CDT)

While you're in there, Farman, could you also remove the "Guildleader Comments" field? I really don't think it's serving any purpose. If I'm missing something about it, please let me know here? Thanks. :) --Aetherie 09:00, 10 May 2008 (CDT)

I'll fix the AG spellbook thing, and yeah guildleader comments is redundant... That info is duplicated in the description and prereq fields. Let's continue this discussion on the Template Talk:Spell page. --Farman 09:47, 10 May 2008 (CDT)
Actually turns out the reason AG spells were being marked incomplete was because the guild parameter was blank. Done, and done. --Farman 14:15, 10 May 2008 (CDT)

Enchante Template

Just letting you know, a couple of us updated the Enchante Template to match your changes to the spell template. I think most of the enchantes are updated, if not all. (just FYI since I saw this on your to-do list).--Naeya (talk) 04:15, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

Sweet, I hadn't noticed that. That's the best way to finish a todo list ;) --Farman 11:28, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

Maps...

Why didn't you just add a key to the mapinfo template? :)--Naeya (talk) 22:45, 11 July 2007 (CDT)

Because I didn't think of it :P
I gave a quick pass at incorporating this into the template, but it breaks something. Gonna work on it later. Whee! More todos! --Farman 05:28, 12 July 2007 (CDT)
Managed to fix it. Adding to template was definitely the way to go, not sure why I brainfroze on that one :P --Farman 06:00, 12 July 2007 (CDT)

Do you know how to get rid of a creature listed in the map infobox? I was trying to get rid of S'lai screamers from map 9b because they are no longer there. Otterino 19:37, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

GameMasters

Hey, please stop editing the GameMasters article for a moment. I'm doing some pretty heavy editing to it.--Kraelyst 07:13, 22 October 2007 (CDT)

Sure, all I did was fixed some typos and added a sentence or two... If you're doing some extensive revision you don't want other people contributing to (at least until it's ready), what I do is work it up in a sandbox page before releasing it into the wiki. --Farman 22:21, 22 October 2007 (CDT)

Krrish's Home

Ahh, I was hoping that just removing links to and content would remove a page, no dice. Thanks for the tips! I added the tag to the page and a comment. Someone had already created the shop but had not linked it into the map, so my addition was just a duplicate.--Lyathe 00:36, 7 December 2007 (CST)

Just deleted Lyathe, thanks! --Callek 01:16, 7 December 2007 (CST)
Excellent, thanks guys. --Farman 23:41, 7 December 2007 (CST)

Templates and Standardization

I like what you did with {{Template:Incomplete}}. Next up, Shop at A Glance improvments. Hopefully my future edits won't as badly as my first attempt (I had to rollback the entire thing, BAH!) --Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi 13:38, 19 April 2008 (CDT)

It occurred to me that standardization seems to be a big issue all accoss subjects. Take a look at this and see what you think. --Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi 13:55, 19 April 2008 (CDT)

Yeah, excellent project, and a huge one to tackle... you've certainly bitten off a lot ;) Standardization is something that I feel strongly about, as uniformity of presentation makes the info a lot easier to use. We already have a vestigial Manual of Style page though. I'm going to move the new one to Elanthipedia:Manual of Style/new so it can be worked on it there.
I also did a little editing to remove the reference to "admin approved". Admins don't have any special rights above other users to determine what the style should be, I see our role more as facilitators and mediators should any disagreements or other conflicts arise among the community. Naturally, admins are usually users who have demonstrated a high degree of participation in the wiki, but that doesn't exclude other users from participating as fully in any area of content should they choose. I think it's important to maintain a community-focussed approach in a wiki so everyone feels welcome to contribute. To that end I'll also un-protect the page. Also this would be a natural to announce in the Projects page or on one of the Town Green sections. --Farman 14:12, 19 April 2008 (CDT)
Well that's odd, I specifically did a search for style and came up with nothing. Oh well. As for protected and such, you're right, I suppose. It just seems like if we don't set down a standard quickly, by the time the argueing has ended, it'll be even more disorganized... -Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi 15:02, 19 April 2008 (CDT)

Policy on Negative Posts

You may want to take a peek at this: Elanthipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/PCs. I'm trying to get a consensus on the policy for adding negative information about players and player groups. -Moderator Caraamon Strugr-Makdasi(talk) 23:24, 21 January 2009 (UTC)