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Sincerely, The Gunny (talk) 05:00, August 8, 2018 (UTC)


You aren't exactly a new user, but you still do make certain mistakes. Take some time to read this, please. ☢ Energy X ☣ 14:36, November 13, 2018 (UTC)

I must say, you are one of the few exceptions from the new editors that do good edits, without unnecessary capitalization or other sorts of mistakes. I applaud you for that. ☢ Energy X ☣ 14:39, November 18, 2018 (UTC)

This is Thebirdman567, who is the person who was correcting your edits to Eastern Regional Penitentiary, changing the type to Goodneighbor, rather than building. I don’t know if you have played Fallout 76, but I have and the map marker is the same as Goodneighbor. The “type” section of the infobox is what changes the map marker. I apologize if I have made you frustrated, as I was simply correcting it. If you need an example, check Harbor Grand Hotel. It has the type of Goodneighbor, and the map marker is the same as goodneighbor. I’m just trying to be nice about it and correct errors. If you just didn’t know, I don’t blame you. There is a lot of hate going on about 76.

Hi, and I would just like to wish you good luck because you are applying as content moderator! Keep going, you deserve this and although I'm new and have no authority,I really want this for you. I've voted YES for you, you absolutely deserve this! Good luck and I hope you get this! Kind regards, HellGhost

-- 20:53, November 24, 2018 (UTC)


This wiki uses American English. Biogas isn't hyphenated. Unless directly referring to the bio-gas canister itself (which that link is pushing it btw, as it isn't the subject of that word), it follows normal AE conventions. Great Mara (talk) 23:49, November 25, 2018 (UTC)

Brotherhood of Steel

Aren't they formed before the end of the war? (JUST before the bombs dropped, sure, but still pre-war). TimeoinSay G'DayView my work 03:01, November 28, 2018 (UTC)

Oooh. Good point. (Yeah, I was thinking more of the desertion. Not the actual formation. You are indeed correct sir. Apologies). TimeoinSay G'DayView my work 03:22, November 28, 2018 (UTC)

Chinese assault rifle

I am not going to start an edit-war (and just lose it anyway) over you reverting those two notes I added. But I still want to complain. I get that verification for everything is demanded and even necessary, but do you know firearms? The AK-47's development began in 1945, and the design was approved by the Soviet government/military (whoever) in 1947, hence the name. The Type 56 and Galil were not designed until years after Fallout diverges from our timeline in 1948, which I was careful to note, but the Type 93 *does* bear a remarkable resemblance to the Galil. No one has ever gone into detail about what happened between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union after 1948 in terms of weapons design in Fallout, but the Chinese obviously either were given or later got their hands on design schematics for the AK. My point here is, it is not totally wild, unfounded speculation to say the Type 93 is a likely descendant of the AK-47, which *does exist* in Fallout as everything that happened in world history up to 1948 is considered canon. Would the USSR have suddenly dropped a rifle they had already started issuing by 1948? I don't think so. From the tip of the barrel to the back of the stock the Type 93 looks like a member of the Kalashnikov rifle family. A firearm cannot have so many features that are reminiscent of that design and NOT be related. I am unable to help the fact that the developers have largely stayed silent about what inspired them to create what weapon. But any fool with some working firearms knowledge can tell the Type 93 and the AK-47 are in some way related to each other. If there is even the tiniest detail or note I *am* allowed to make, I would appreciate being told what it is. --90TheGeneral09 (talk) 17:34, January 2, 2019 (UTC)

Jacob Lerner

You can make Jacob Lerner a normal character page. His corpse can be found somewhere outside the Valley Galleria. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 23:24, February 1, 2019 (UTC)

Image desc

Hola. Saw what you were trying to do on the Late edition newspaper page. Good idea - I added it in. For next time the infobox tag you want is |image desc =XYZ :) L84tea Tea kettle.png 04:43, March 1, 2019 (UTC)

Gatling laser fusion core usage

You changed the explanation of gatling plasma use of cores based on the explanation of gatling laser fusion core usage which is incorrect. I know that the game reload sequence makes it look that way but actual core usage follows a different algorithm. I tested this morning with three laser cores in inventory. The usage goes like this: Reload will report rounds in the gun using the formula: 500 * the percentage of the core in inventory with the highest percentage. Rounds will be used from one of the other cores. When that core is depleted, it will be deleted and rounds will be subtracted from another core. THIS OCCURS WITHOUT RELOADING. Reloading returns the magazine to the number based on the core with the highest percentage. Reloading does not move a core from inventory into the magazine; the cores always stay in inventory. As you fire the gun, the percentage of one of the cores in inventory goes down. In my test, the highest core in inventory was 90%. Every reload gave me 454 rounds. (Reported percentage is rounded down, actual was 454/500=90.8%). The highest core was never used by the gatling laser (it would be used if it was the only one in inventory). When the first core being used was depleted, I observed it being deleted from "available ammo" and usage switched to another core without reloading.

Moving this spreadsheet data into a text only format screws it up. It may have to be put back into a spreadsheet to make sense.

Gatling Laser Test start reload fired fired reload fired reload fired reload fired reload fired

rounds in magazine 400 454 440 400 454 360 454 360 454 320 454 420

Fusion core #1 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90

Fusion core #2 76* 76 73* 65* 65 46* 46 27* 9 1* 1

Fusion core #3 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 69*

* indicates the core being used --Lakewalker (talk) 16:40, April 3, 2019 (UTC)

Gatling laser

The gatling laser and gatling plasma both work this way. I did the test with the gatling laser. They both load the number of rounds based on the core with the highest percent but use up the cores with lower percentages first. It's more of a "pretend" reload situation. I'll corrct both of them. --Lakewalker (talk) 13:26, April 4, 2019 (UTC)

Vault-Tec Rep

Any particular reason for the revert on my edits to Vault-Tec rep? The current version stumbles around between time periods and is completely inconsistent in its use of past and present tense. I was trying to clean it up and make it flow more consistently. --DirtyBlue929 (talk) 17:27, May 6, 2019 (UTC)

No problem, it happens. Thanks for understanding!--DirtyBlue929 (talk) 20:28, May 6, 2019 (UTC)

Little token of thanks

Hey, uh, just wanted to say thank you for adding in the little reference to the Hoover Dam article. Kind of was nice since I didn't know how.

Scout Trooper 164 (talk) 23:21, July 7, 2019 (UTC)


Several staff members have vouched for you becoming patroller and as far as I can tell, they are right. Would you be interested in being given these rights? DisgustingWastelander (talk) 20:43, August 26, 2019 (UTC)

Sorry for the late response, for some reason I didn't get a notification about your response. I will make you patroller, if you have questions, feel free to ask me or other staff, preferably active ones. Essentially this means your edits are expected to follow all our guidelines and that there's no reason for other staff members to check them. At the same time, you gain the ability to patrol edits, if an edit is up to our standards, you can hit the patrol button. When you're seeing the difference between two edits on a page, the patrol button should be there. --DisgustingWastelander (talk) 18:06, August 29, 2019 (UTC)
Ayyy congrats on being made patroller; it feels overdue. :D --L84tea Tea kettle.pngWould you like a cup of tea? 03:40, August 30, 2019 (UTC)

Nukapedia - Vault Merger: voting has reopened


As you may have already seen, voting for the proposed merger has been reopened. Voting was originally postponed so that users could better discuss the proposal, and after a lengthy conversation, that forum has since come to a close. For more information, please see the discussion itself. The post is a little lengthy, but if you are truly interested in making an informed decision, I would recommend reading through it.

Because this discussion may or may not affect how you voted initially or your rationale at the time, please review your post so that it reflects your current beliefs accurately.

This is only a notice of open polls and is not soliciting a change of vote. This is a generic talk page message intended only as for any and all voters, so as to avoid any indication of bias towards a particular outcome. Voting is slated to end on 5:01 pm November 1, 2019 (UTC).

The formal vote can be found here.


The Dyre Wolf (talk) 11:24, October 28, 2019 (UTC)

United States Armed Forces category revert

Is there a reason you removed this edit? Pages that are directly referred to by categories should be sorted to appear on the top of the category page. Brantmeierz (talk) 23:42, December 12, 2019 (UTC)

The {{catmore}} template does provide a little message on the top of the category to link to corresponding page, but adding the [[Category:Whatever| ]] bit on it gives it top preference when sorting so it also appears first in the list of pages within the category (anything you give it after the bar will instead sort by that, so a space beats other characters). I'll add it back in if that's okay then, I just wanted to check in so we weren't going back and forth. Brantmeierz (talk) 00:47, December 13, 2019 (UTC)

gunners hierarchy

I get and agree that it is a good question but it is just that - a question. There are a million things in the fallout universe that are unclear. For example i put down a similar question about how it was unclear how little lamplight stays populated (you can go and read on my page how well that was received). Saying something is 'unclear' will inevitably open up doors to the highly stigmatized, 'presumably' and 'likely' in order to explain it. Best just to leave it out.

Alternatively you can do what i did on wes' page where i did mention that their were gunners who where of higher rank than him but i didn't pose any questions about it. ( Also you didn't sign your message so please do that)--Branebriar1930 (talk) 13:12, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

FO4 companion comments

I've already scoured YouTube. At this point it takes a Creation/GECK editor's abilities to find and confirm them.--Ant2242 (talk) 23:58, April 21, 2020 (UTC)


Hey, just a heads-up: I broke up the tank article into mentioned-only and non-mentioned models to keep it saner and avoid mixing historic models with ones unique to the universe. While the photograph features the M46 Patton, it's been modified by the prop makers to add a second tank in the background, and like with the R91 that's heavily based on the CETME and G3 rifles, we can't say it's definitely an M46 Patton - especially since the mural is an obvious reference to the Korean War, rather than the modern times. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 06:05, May 3, 2020 (UTC)

My brain

My brain must have been tired, thanks for swapping out Boulder City Memorial for Yangtze Memorial. I appreciate it! -(Kdarrow (talk) 15:59, June 7, 2020 (UTC))

mojave chapter

I agree with you that putting the bos mojave chapter as a separate party from the main organisation makes no sense, but i removed it from forces because that does not really make sense either. bos vs ncr, plain and simple is fine.--Branebriar1930 (talk) 19:42, June 17, 2020 (UTC)


Sorry about undoing your edit, I was leaving a summary, but I clicked too fast. I was just going to say that the context of the line uses the word "republican", which, although it may not be affiliated with the political party, is still the only instance of usage in dialogue by any NPC in New Vegas. Plus the page itself just says "the word Republican", so it still counts. JCB2077 (talk) 05:04, June 30, 2020 (UTC)


I appreciate your support of my admin application. It means a lot to me :) -Kate (Kdarrow (talk) 09:34, July 20, 2020 (UTC))


Saw your edit summary. You are on to something, I did not see "Operation: Racket" anywhere. Nero et al call it "Racket" in a few lines of dialogue but that is all I could dig up. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 20:41, August 13, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for swinging by

We very rarely see editors stop by discussions to chat, which is a shame with how busy the old forums could be. Having seen ya posting a few times now, just wanted to extend a thanks for participating. The Dyre Wolf (talk) 02:20, August 15, 2020 (UTC)


I would like to thank both you and JCB for remaining civil during that entire exchange, and for trying to offer up civil resolutions. Due to the hostility, I have prematurely ended and removed the topic, although it can be started up again under better etiquette.

If you have any questions, feel free to send em my way. Until then, happy editing! 寧靜 Fox.png 06:46, September 16, 2020 (UTC)

Call to Action

There have been quite a few sweeping changes to the wiki lately, and now that the Unified Community Platform has come to fruition here, it's more important than ever for our leadership to get together and inspire innovative changes for the next generation of wiki editors/readers.

As someone who is somewhat inactive myself, I understand how life gets in the way, and I'll fully understand if many of you are unable to commit, but I'd still like to try my best to appeal to you all in getting involved in a few of our currently active projects; especially so since rights-users participating in our discussions/votes are at an all-time low, and many internal decisions are having to be made between a select few users, which is bad for building consensus on important matters.

As such, I would like to ask for you all to look into two of our most important projects right now, as it would mean a lot to me and the wiki if as many people as possible got directly involved in helping shape our future:

  1. The Vault Academy is a program for the training and acclimation of new and even veteran users, training them on how to get involved in the various facets of the wiki, as well as helping them build bonds with their fellow users. The program has kicked off in a big way, and we are in desperate need of more rights-users to sign on as mentors, as we're having to share multiple mentees between each mentor. If you're looking to leave your mark on the wiki, then signing onto TVA program will be your way of doing so.
  2. As a minor update, we now have a new plagiarism point of contact. Should you suspect plagiarized content is at play, please get into point with the user FDekker who will be the initial handler of all such cases going forward.
  3. We have an upcoming meeting of the minds coming up on the 20th of this month, and we need people to come forth and pitch their ideas for adapting to the recent UCP changes, and to possibly adopt some of the ideas that our new datamining friends have been pitching to us.

Thanks for your consideration, and I do hope to hear back from you all! Even if it is just some of you dropping by to check the place out and say a quick hello. 寧靜 Fox.png 14:12, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

Ye olde Washington DC

Hi Aiden! Thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of the Nucleus terminal for that reference. I looked through the dialogue files for Deacon and Madison Li, a handful of Brotherhood folks with no luck. But I will keep looking. Just wanted to let you know, and to say thanks for knowing all the things! :) -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 10:28, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

Infobox fields

Have you noticed those all over the place? I think it happens when people edit with mobile. Not sure tho. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 02:15, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Sorry sorry sorry, that is what I meant, visual editor! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 03:23, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Re-Great War/World War II

Well I do remember reading it in some promotional material for the games if not the guides themselves it was a few years ago though could have got it wrong check the games cover perhaps.

crate merge

I rolled back the crate articles from merging. I can't find anything in Lonesome Road main.bsa xEdit separating them. I only see nvdlc04militarycrate, nvdlc04militarycratebroken, nvdlc04militarycratebroken02, and nvdlc04burntcrate. If you say its not the case, no problem, but you need to complete the pages then. --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 07:52, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Circled back around to these blank articles. I went ahead in-game to all the places listed and took photos of the crates there. Feel free to use them to complete the pages. I can say the plain brown ones are labeled in game as "caravan crates" and the green ones are "military crates." Hope this helps! --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 09:43, 30 January 2021 (UTC)
I actually think you are onto something because I found some other IDs separate from what I found before. I think I will take your lead and leave them unmerged and see what I can find. And it is no problem at all, I have not walked around the Divide in awhile and found a bunch of things I have never seen before so it was actually kinda fun. So thanks for that! :) --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 17:11, 30 January 2021 (UTC)


I feel weird reverting a friend so I wanted to let you know, the box thing that Festus is in says the rancher bit on the side. I added a "citation" to make sure people just look in the gallery but feel free to make it more legit than what I added. Ok that is all for now! Happy weekend :) --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:40, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

No no no, don't feel bad. I am just a unique case that examines world objects waaaay too much. So I had an advantage. Don't feel dumb at all :P --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 20:30, 6 February 2021 (UTC)


I saw the reversions made to some of the pages I edited earlier today. Today I learned that I was wrong about the correct spelling for getting free stuff comp'ed! I made some additional edits to the Heist of the Centuries page but I hope they're ok. I'm an amateur at this and a guest so I appreciate you guys who have been at it for much longer. --Jason Webb

Game Guide stuff

Thanks for adding on. This is looking like it'll be a big project to deal with this. I've been working with Kate on the discord to organize things; for now I'm focusing on collecting a definitive list of pages that have this problem. --DirtyBlue929 (talk) 00:20, 22 March 2021 (UTC)


Solid idea for the next meeting. I have noticed an uptick in these edits, too. We will definitely earmark time to chat about how to make it easier for brand new editors to contribute, so hopefully some of them stick around and join our gang :) Thanks again! -kate (kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 22:55, 23 March 2021 (UTC))


Hey, I wanted to say sorry. We were editing the Republican Party page at the same time, and I accidentally clicked through the edit conflict warning. Didn't mean to! I'm going to stay off the page in case you want to look it over.

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You've earned a badge for due diligence in checking the facts! Keep it up!

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Under construction

Heya Aiden, thanks for the help on Morse code article. I am writing it as we speak, so don't be too worried about its currently jank state. When folks add the "under construction" template, it is kind of a way to say to other editors "hey this looks bad but it won't soon, give me a bit so I can finish up on it." Just wanted to let you know that soon it will look hopefully not-jank! And thanks again for writing out the FO3 locations, that saves me a step :) -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:36, 16 May 2021 (UTC)

10mm pistol

Hey, I was wondering if you perhaps tried to replicate the bug itself before removing it. Aside from Findabair, I'm not entirely sure anyone even saw the addition since I added it to the page. Great Mara (talk) 13:16, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you

For fixing my fat finger errors as always :) -Pickman heart.png kateaminer take her for a spin! 02:55, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Content Mod request

You passed your request, I've given you CM rights. Can you verify for me you have the rollback option? You can see that in recent changes. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 22:23, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Thanks (Silver Shroud armor details)

Thanks for taking the time to find and add that citation for the Silver Shroud armor composition. It's appreciated. NewhonImproved (talk) 13:11, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

Co mod squad!

Hiya Aiden, congrats on having reached the illustrious content moderator role! I have two things for you. Yes, yes, they are belated. The first is the Nukapedia Content Moderator Guide, which outlines the general role, responsibilities, expectations, and tricks of the trade. You can read through it at your leisure. The second is a gift, which was given to me by L84tea when I received content moderator rights. I miss her dearly, but it made me smile receiving it, and I hope it has the same effect for you.

You have been given something to delete things with...properly.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Congrats on joining the content mod squad! Enjoy your new powers of deletion, I know I did.
-Pickman heart.png kdarrow take her for a spin! 09:57, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Congrats again! -Pickman heart.png kdarrow take her for a spin! 09:57, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Gratitude to the max

Thank you so much Aiden for your support of my b-crat application. I really enjoy editing with you, and it is such a treat now that you are in discord! You giving me the thumbs up means a lot to me, and I wanted to let you know :) -kate Pickman heart.png kdarrow take her for a spin! 04:07, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Lever action rifle

A former bc, and sergeant major in the army from what I recall, The Gunny, added it there, so it has merit. I do think though it's too long though, if you can manage it, cut half to 2/3 of it, sticking to the essentials. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 16:07, 20 September 2021 (UTC):

No, don't hide it, just cut a good piece off it. You can remove the background section tags, it was used on the Fallout Shelter variants, but I removed those. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 15:27, 21 September 2021 (UTC)
Background looks good, and is more inviting to read through now for the average reader. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 18:17, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Bug portal:fallout 76

Hello Aiden4017

I'm sorry to bother you but I think there is a problem with the page Portal:Fallout 76 some of the sections in the page are cut in half by the recent news template and the updates like fallout worlds and steel reign are hidden. Just to warn you about this problem

Goodbye !

Super-Rebeu (talk) 17:24, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Merely a question

I'd like to ask, why have I found many of my edits, particularly those on Caesar's Legion removed by moderation? Is there any particular reason for such an occurence? —Preceding unsigned comment added by ANormalHuman99 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


I have the Official Guide open in another tab and I'm crosschecking it. All I'm doing is moving the information into the infobox, or information that already exists in the article. For example, the character who is in his late 70s literally already has his biography saying he's in his late 70s. And that information is sourced as well to the exact strategy guide I'm looking at. Skorch (talk) 04:53, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Instead of adding hundreds of citation neededs after me, just reference the strategy guide to the article, I'm going to start doing that, now that I see it's an absolute requirement. Most of the time, the information and source is already in their biography itself. Skorch (talk) 04:57, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Almost all the time, I'm not "making claims", I'm moving claims which are already in the article to somewhere else in the article, for organization's sake. I already said I'll do it from now on, not that I see it's an absolute requirement. Skorch (talk) 05:07, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

I’m sorry for harassing Great Mara…

It’s just that he refuses to listen to me. Though maybe I should have left the Fallout Wiki out of this. Lahmuisevil (talk) 18:25, 26 January 2022 (UTC)

In my defense, Great Mara permabanned me.

I can’t exactly wait it out. I don’t plan on taking to him anymore though.Fattubby (talk) 19:14, 25 February 2022 (UTC)

For your perfect attendance and donut eating expertise

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You have been given A Prestigious Present for Being Presented a Present for Being Present..
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
For your contributions to the focus group and for not eating all the donuts. You have my gratitude. TheGunny2.0 (talk) 18:25, 8 May 2022 (UTC)


Hello, Aiden. Thank you for explaining what the Pre-War parameter on the infobox meant. However, I would raise the point that the parameter needing to be explained at all is an issue. There is no way to tell what that is meant to be used for just from a cursory glance. Like I questioned in my edit summary: pre-War what? The assumption that the reader or a new editor immediately knows it is supposed to be used for pre-War owners, when the parameter does not state that, only "pre-War", is not one we should be making. If it's only meant to be used for pre-War owners, what's stopping me from using it for pre-War events or pre-War factions that didn't own the location? LaymansReign (talk) 23:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Thanks. I look forward to hearing the response. LaymansReign (talk) 03:25, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

Recreated assets

I've passed your vote about the recreated assets, I'll leave it to you to add it to a policy page; now you can go forward with the second part of your forum. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 14:51, 1 June 2022 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead and add to the image policy page. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png

Image vote

The vote is now over, and gained quorum. I left a comment asking for clarification on Gilpo's comment. Could you please clear that up? The final clause may need a bit of clean up before it's ratified. TheGunny2.0 (talk) 14:32, 9 June 2022 (UTC)