User talk:Kestenvarn

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you've now got the ability to delete pages and such. I'm tired of monkeying with it, so...

re: 'Errant War' and 'Elven Golden Age', understand they're non-existant articles but they're huge, nicely segmentable swaths of 'history' and would be bloody useful to have as references. If all else fails, I'll just get the articles written myself in a few days. --Normalphil 17:39, 26 January 2006 (CST)

I took them out for the same reason I took out the Mage and Priest Wars links. --Kestenvarn 17:49, 26 January 2006 (CST)

which was? --Normalphil 17:59, 26 January 2006 (CST)

No content, and each was spelled in a wonderfully different way. There's nothing stopping anyone from adding the links after the fact; why uglify the page with red marks? --Kestenvarn 20:40, 26 January 2006 (CST)

For a young wiki like this, red links are not only unavoidable, but also desirable, since they create natural pathways for the wiki to expand along, put needed pages up on the Wanted Pages section, and various other benefits. RMG 20:43, 26 January 2006 (CST)

No, I am not Lify. Sorry? - Sean 18:43, 29 January 2006 (CST)

The formatting behind the category tag is in the templates for the wikipedia itself; you'll need to edit the page layouts to change it. The actual position of any [[Category:Something]] tag is irrelevant; it gets rendered invisible and the catagories are always appended to the bottom. That's why they're not visible in the preview. - Sean

Meji and the Time of Destruction

Do I gather from what you're doing that you want to get away from strip number in favor of date, in the "Appears In" boxes? Makes a lot of sense, since the strips haven't had numbers for the last year or so. If I read this right, drop me a note on my talk page and I'll help. -- Graybeard 18:34, 15 September 2006 (CDT)

Let's take a sec and agree on format before doing a bunch of stuff we have to undo. I'm not sure what you intend with the section headers on Meji's data. Chapter? Year? what? I'd recommend "year" so that that doesn't have to get repeated with every entry; will start working on Sarine's Husband to demonstrate what I mean, since there aren't as many to wade through. -- Graybeard 19:31, 15 September 2006 (CDT)

Years don't matter, really. Just chapter as a header, day and month: --Kestenvarn 19:38, 15 September 2006 (CDT)

(empty line)
Month/Day, Month/Day, etc.

OK, chapters it is. I'd prefer bold to italic. Check how it looks on the hubby page. -- Graybeard 19:40, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Not that good. There's too much bold formatting in use already. Also, years are acceptable for single-date entries like First Appearance. --Kestenvarn 19:42, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Format is Year/Month/Day for single-date entries, same as the comic uses.
OK, check it again. I strongly recommend getting the format bugs worked out with one of these smaller pages first. -- Graybeard 19:45, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
That should be OK. I'm going to be off for a while, will work on others when I get back. -- Graybeard 19:52, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Gotcha. Watch out for those extra vertical spaces, they're small but noticable. Just use (br) for line breaks. Forget about the horizontal lines, too. --Kestenvarn 19:53, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
One last thing: make it "Chapter 1" rather than "One". Back in an hour or so, wife has chores for me for a while... -- Graybeard 20:12, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Eh? Why? It's fairly obvious it is referring to the chapter, and it looks nicer as a name rather than a number. --Kestenvarn 20:17, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
I don't think it's as obvious as you do. Since chapters are mentioned explicitly in many other places, failing to do it here opens the door to confusion. -- Graybeard 21:17, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Best to stick with numerals for the chapters. Using words will get rather cluttered when it gets to "Chapter Twenty-three," which barely fits on one line. -- Graybeard 10:37, 16 September 2006 (CDT)

I can too

Did you just make a change?? Slamlander 13:49, 13 June 2007 (CDT)
what in the world is this referring to? --Kestenvarn 02:37, 22 June 2007 (CDT)
SL can/should respond for himself, but I think the answer is that while the spambot attack was going on, there were odd cases where he was getting reports of changes that weren't showing up in the recent-changes log. (I wasn't getting those reports, for who-knows-what reason.) There was a need for some fact finding to understand exactly what the attack was, although by now it's clear what it was. -- Graybeard 08:25, 22 June 2007 (CDT)

Policy page

I've started a The Heretic Knowledge Vault:Policy page to help set up access/block/protection guidelines. These will become useful when the software gets upgraded to allow new security measures, and I think they should be informative even now. Please read and comment on the talk page (and change as applicable, since you have sysop access and can make changes to the content page itself, which is currently protected). -- Graybeard 10:35, 16 June 2007 (CDT)

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