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Young Woman located south of the pulowski shelter in morgantown

Been looking for this one and noticed you made the edit that added in that location. Could you be a bit more specific because I have been searching high and low with no sign of the corpse Springtrap1128 (talk) 03:13, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Found it and wouldn’t ya know I was looking in the complete wrong spot for it the whole time I did find an unmarked Free States camp though but thanks for the detailed info it really helped Springtrap1128 (talk) 05:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Porto Vento~

I *think* they should match up - judging by the table, it was based on the OMODs exported from the game, so these should refer to existing ones. Tägäżïël 16:32, 12 January 2021 (UTC)


"Sniping from the tower falls under gameplay strategy and has never been allowed."

That part was restored from the edit that was there for years in regards to fighting out of tower (as oppose to running). My addition was pointing the unique usage of Gas Bombs due to the height of the tower (and also previously on the page for years).

Incidentally what exactly is 'gameplay strategy?' A walk-through involves strategy. A Fallout guide invariably involves strategy (in finishing the game). Mad Dog Fargo (talk) 17:20, 1 February 2021 (UTC)


Thank you for the assist on the weapon template tweak. I asked one of our technical experts to look into it so I don't make more of a mess. Also, happy early 30k! --kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 00:33, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

REPCONN test site

Hey—appreciate the copy edit. Just for future reference, is punctuation within quotation marks standard style site-wide here (e.g. if the punctuation isn't present in the quote but ends a sentence containing one) or were you just adding the period from the direct quote from the terminal message within the game? Want to make sure I get that right. Thanks. NewhonImproved (talk) 10:08, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Tranquility Lane Gallery Pronouns

Hi, I don't really understand why you revered bmdit to (see https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Tranquility_Lane?oldid=3454975) Is refering to James/Dad (a male) and Braun (also a male) as he/his instead of them/their not the correct use of the English language? See James_(Fallout_3)#Gallery where the correct pronouns are used. Sairento (talk) 19:02, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

re: tranquility lane

The "they/their" pronouns would make more sense if we were talking about the pods themselves. In the context of people with known pronouns, it is less formal to use "they/their". TBH that gallery should be rewritten to circumvent the need for pronouns. Thanks for understanding.
Axed Scribe-Howard (waster93) (talk) 23:27, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Aspect distortions

I did some testing on aspect distortion functionality you mentioned and it appears that feature is no longer present. Check the BOWS table. I set all of these to images to 90x110px, and it seems all it does is set a maximum size for each axis, rather than stretching to fit.
Axed Scribe-Howard (waster93) (talk) 02:32, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

Trashcan Carla discount

So do you think it's self-evident that her discount applies only to sales by her, not as a bonus to sales to her? That certainly was not self-evident to me, otherwise I wouldn't have investigated it and written it up. Spikezarkspike (talk) 14:18, 10 March 2021 (UTC)

Creatures/Robots article layout

I made a talk page for the Creature/Robots article layout guidelines, since you brought up that Appearances was a required section. Let's talk shop about getting that fixed. If there's anything else that you feel is off about layouts, now's the time. For instance, I'm for culling "Biology/Specs" and merging it into Background, while dedicating Characteristics as the section for gameplay info and tips.Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) Axed 04:01, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Oxford comma

Good sir! What an atrocious, inconscionable sentiment you express! Tägäżïël 16:24, 19 March 2021 (UTC)

Messagebox mayhem

Yes, I know what you mean. It took me a while to figure it out. You have to click on the box anywhere other than the text. It should have an x somewhere in a corner like the original one. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 17:59, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

It's a javascript from the developers wiki, https://dev.fandom.com/wiki/WikiaNotification. Is there an x somewhere? Can't see it. But I see your point, I'll contact the creator to ask if he can put a clear x somewhere in the corner. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 14:53, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
I've asked one of the two developers, he's not that active, hope he sees it. Jspoel Speech Jspoel.png 15:04, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

re prostitution

I think that would be fair. The article read as if it was illegal before the war across the board, which in the real world isn't true and in the Fallout-world we don't know. It is legal and regulated the same as any other business in my state (eight counties in Nevada) and elsewhere in the world, esp Europe. I am happy to defer to you as to how to say it though :) -kate (kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:14, 16 April 2021 (UTC))

talk page user

I was just about to head here to thank you for being so quick on that and letting me know, I locked it for three months. It'll be perm next time due to all the warnings. Thanks again for helping keep a handle on that nonsense. -kate (kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:39, 18 April 2021 (UTC))

Why do you keep reverting clearer comma usage?

I realize there is no academic consensus on the "correctness" of the use of the serial comma, but our manual of style states that, where they do not conflict, the Wikipedia Manual of Style is the manual of style we use. They do not conflict when it comes to the use of commas.

The Wikipedia manual states that the serial comma should at the very least, be used when there is ambiguity from its absence, and also to maintain internal consistency.

On the ambiguity point. In this case, without the serial comma, the phrase "a U.S.S.A linguistics specialist, a U.S. Senator and someone within the White House who had nuclear codes" implies that the latter two people are both the same person (they aren't), creating ambiguity as a list. Further, I am not sure why you are doing this with this particular use of the comma, as there are many, many other instances of the use of the serial comma elsewhere in the wiki that, when removed, would be far less ambiguous.

On internal consistency. You are reverting this specific use of the serial comma where there are 6 other instances of the serial comma in the article.


- TheLearnedHand, 21:56, April 19, 2021 (UTC)


Yes, I am. This new infobox template I created will eventually be able to swap the name field using a tabber system. Meaning:

  • |name = Snallygaster
  • |name2= Fetid Snallygaster
  • |name3= Glowing Snallygaster

This will phase out the extremely bloated "variants" sections. Please do not remove these unless you want me to overlook restoring them later when I apply this QOL fix, bricking several articles. In addition, an extra 27 bytes harms absolutely nothing.Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 04:46, 20 April 2021 (UTC)

click me
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No, this will doing the exact opposite. the basic method it is currently using works on mobile. It will work even better after Fandom's upcoming UI update.Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 06:00, 20 April 2021 (UTC)
Edit: For more information, see Fandom's help page for infoboxes.

Two Things

Early Sniper Rifle (better than a hard-locked safe) : Enter Camp McCarran, go straight then right where the road splits. Follow it around until you get to the first of the tents. Go into the larger tent, 2nd over (north) from the road. Once inside the tent, the sniper rifle is on the top bunk against the south wall. You don't even have to sneakily steal it since it's not owned by anyone.

Anon Users talk page : Just edit the URL to access these pages by entering User_talk: between wiki/ and their IP address. For example ...

- AngelaStuff2 (talk) 22:36, 24 April 2021 (UTC)


"Positions, offices and occupational titles"

  • "When a title is used to refer to a specific person as a substitute for their name during their time in office, e.g., the Queen, not the queen (referring to Elizabeth II)"

Since this character is referred to by their occupational title while in office, it is inappropriate to decapitalize it when used as a substitute for their name. In this case, the actual name never appears in-game, so it is inappropriate to use it. Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 22:20, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


Hey, Mara

I wanted to reach out to you regarding the Jacoren article, and the dispute you're currently in with Scribe. On this matter, I do agree with you and I think you've made the correct changes, but I'd also like to ask for you to please use the article talk-pagea going forward, rather than reverting a revert first which is against our rules.

Typically in our established American-English conventions, titles are never capitalized unless they precede a name or if they're being described in, say, a technical manual or whatnot. But there are exceptions to this rule, such as the Queen, and I believe the argument that Scribe is making is that the Overseer qualifies as such an exception. I don't particularly agree with that assessment, but I do think it might be worth at least a civil discussion in good faith rather than just blatantly reverting each other until someone has to step in like I'm doing now.

As such, I'd like to request that the two of you discuss this matter before any further changes are made on that page. Otherwise a neutral party can get involved and help mediate. Thanks for understanding. 寧靜 Fox.png 23:39, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


So it turns out, that we use both styles. This is handy in the case of requiring a backup, but it is disastrous in the case of conflict. I'm sure 99% of our nitpicking boils down to us using different manuals. So what do we do to solve this?

I know you know what you're talking about, so I've been wondering if you would be interested in joining me on Discord to discuss laying down the framework a stronger policy - so we don't need to have these kinds of conflicts and so other users will know which style to use when writing. Right now, it's basically personal preference masked as enforcing policy; not good.

My Discord contact is I Am Bad#5645, feel free to add me and fire up a DM. It's a hell of a lot faster than these old talk boards.

Thanks for your time and sorry for the trouble, Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 23:46, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


Blue beat me to it, but I was pointed towards the edit conflict between you and Master. When it comes to more mundane changes like when it comes to minor wording, I would highly recommend using the edit-summary tool and/or the other party's talk-page to help them understand the mistake they're making, otherwise they're not going to get what's up, and that's how edit-wars start. If you'd rather not talk to another editor but you still feel strongly about reverting them, try and get someone else involved who will be more willing to start up a dialogue.

As for which wording is correct... Blue was rather succint in his edit-summary about the matter, so I have nothing more to really add onto that. Happy editing. 寧靜 Fox.png 22:02, 13 May 2021 (UTC)


Thanks for taking the time to confirm all the votes thus far, I appreciate the assist. I have to say I chuckled, under the influence is right about spot on. I have to take a closer look at this user regarding their eligibility. Seems like a tough one but I will make sure it is all sorted and tidy in either case. Thank you again for helping me! -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 04:22, 23 May 2021 (UTC)


Yes, yes, and 100% more yes. I completely agree, having this information is of the utmost importance for seeing what templates are used for, when to use them, and how. I completed a review of existing and found significant duplicate copy-pastes, some even lifted from and placed into completely different templates altogether. I appreciate you giving me some background information, and confirmation that yes, this is both the way it was and should be done moving forward. I want to work to make these easier to understand, teach, and use, this being the first step towards that goal. I am grateful for your input very much! kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 17:28, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you as always for the keen eye. I will take a look into it now. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 01:29, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Article talk

I see what you mean, having nothing to do with the article. On second thought, I agree with you. Go ahead and roll my edits back, or I can if you are busy. Thanks for pointing this out, I am always grateful for a second opinion. -kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 11:04, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

Formatting question

Hey! I saw your question about the formatting for the Wikipedia link you used. On mobile, it looked like this:

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Vault merges

Hi Mara, thanks for getting my attention on this. I can definitely see the frustration and agree that everyone should be mindful and pull their weight. I am about to head to bed but will review in more depth in the morning, promise. Thanks again for letting me know. -kate (kdarrow Pickman heart.png take her for a spin! 07:26, 30 June 2021 (UTC))

10mm pistol bug

I did try to replicate it, but I only have Fallout 4 on Xbox. I see your point, so I'll revert my edit and add a platforms needed tag in case it was a PlayStation or PC bug. Aiden4017 (talk) 14:05, 4 July 2021 (UTC)


I have been monitoring merges for a bit and seems like all is quiet on the western front, for now. (Not that I am saying mission accomplished or anything.) Let me know if you see anything amiss. I will keep reviewing them just to make sure all are keeping things tidy. As always, thank you for being the eyes on the ground :) Appreciate it to the max. -Pickman heart.png kdarrow take her for a spin!

Re: No

Hey Mara,

I was wondering about the context behind the talk page message you sent me. Can you elaborate?

Thanks, Scribe-Howard (waster_93) (talk) FO76 vaultboy transparent face.png 05:37, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

BTS reply

Hey there, In my summary I believe I mentioned that exact visual representation is also permitted for such articles, just not speculation - though I personally believe other objects should fall under this policy, which plan on bringing up at MOTM tomorrow or in a forum and get some feedback on for the next phase of BTS spec removal project :) Katy Webb Icon vaulttec.png A better future, underground! 13:21, 30 July 2021 (UTC)