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Wanted to show you something that I'm working on, that I'm hoping you'll choose to include at the bottom of your polls to help people discover more on the wiki.
You might remember that did you know ticker that you hated. The good news is its going away, and instead I've turned it into a news ticker for news articles and community news. Its not ready for launch yet, I have to build a template version that will make it easy to use.
You wont need to do anything difficult to get your article in the ticker; if you're happy to include the template you'll just need to cut and copy it across, and then it will auto-populate. Once you post the next article, you'll need to edit the old one slighly (don't worry, I'm going to make it simple).
Are you happy to include that at the bottom of the polls, and do you have any suggestions?
- I've disabled the one above, the finished version is now done
- I might speed it up a little. To include it on your page (and have that blog appear in the ticker) put in the code
When its time to remove the page from the ticker, change the code to
Are you talking about the GNN logo, or the whole ticker? I can certainly adjust the logo, and I can take a little off the top. I'm loath to change the width of the banner too much (maybe 5% or so) as its supposed to be more or less page width. Agent c (talk) 16:58, August 19, 2016 (UTC)
Just Saying Hi
Yeah. Kishori...definately a unique (but very pretty) name. It sounds very Skyrim-like, believe it or not. I can see how you'd cringe at Shori or Kishi. I'd probably have went with Kitten or something... (stop rolling your eyes at me)...though I could do better, given some time to think it over. Me, I'm just plain 'ol Kevin. Or Matthew. Or Matt. Or Kev. Nothing very regal sounding here...lol.
On another note, you're absolutely right about the trendy stuff and people running out to buy stuff because it's A.) The latest and greatest, or B.) Because everyone else has one. I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy 7 edge. Before that, my phone was a Motorola Atrix from back in 2008 or so. Why rush out and buy something just because?? If the iPhone 5 is working fine, then why pay $800 for an iPhone 6 that only has about $100 worth of upgrades? If you know anything about bows, I bought a 1 year old $400 Matthews Solo cam bow from a friend for $100. All because he had to have the newest model that just came out. You're right. It IS sad. That said, give up the Xbox and go buy a PS4. We could totally rock the updated Skyrim in October...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 02:44, August 25, 2016 (UTC)
- Yeah, they're both my names. I usually go by Kevin to my friends, but everybody that writes me a paycheck, banks, businesses, acquantainces...all insist on calling me Matthew. I guess it could be worse. My ancestry is German and Scottish, so I reckon I could have wound up with a name like Hans Adolpf McCloud.
Do you live in the South, if you don't mind me asking? I know you were talking about the lady hat thing, and they're still worn around here. Admittedly, it's mostly the blue-haired little old ladies, but there are a few women in their mid 30's and up that do it too. Younger than 30, you see a lot of them wearing baseball caps. StormRider71 (talk) 16:53, August 25, 2016 (UTC)
- Born right here in the good ol' USA. Heritage-wise, we're talking great, great, great grandparents that lived in Germany and Scotland. I speak a little German but not anywhere remotely near fluent. Don't worry about being nosey, either. Unless you're asking for my social, or my bank account, I don't consider it personal. I'm pretty much an open book...I don't volunteer much, but if you ask, I'll tell you just about anything you wanna know.
I think I mentioned in one of the polls that I lived in Mississippi for a few years. To be exact, it was halfway between Meridian and Jackson...little town called Lake. Otherwise, I've lived here in North Carolina all my life. I really liked living in Mississippi, though I've lost my fair share of $$$ to the casinos; and I wasn't particularly fond of the tornados that seem to always brew up around Scott County, but the Smith County watermelons are the best in the world. I drive 30 miles down the road to Pageland, SC for their watermelons, which run a very close second to Smith County...but not quite as awesome. StormRider71 (talk) 15:22, August 26, 2016 (UTC)
- Geez, yeah. I've been all around Pearl River, Hancock, and Harrison Counties. Pearlington, Waveland, Biloxi, Pass Christian, Bay Saint Louis, Gulfport, Kiln. Sounds like you're fairly close to Picayune. Been through there on 59 headed to Orleans. Weird to think that at some point in the past, I was probably within 25 miles of you...small world, huh? I'll be down around Thanksgiving and I'm sure not looking forward to that 10 hour drive (on a good day), but I gotta do the Holiday at the in-laws thing.
I know what you mean about the weather though. We get the slightly more than the occasional tornado up here, and I've rode out my fair share of hurricanes, but I'm not real anxious to experience wildfires or earthquakes. We get a tremor once in a blue moon, but not anything even remotely serious. StormRider71 (talk) 08:05, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
- You're definately right on that account. I've got old high school friends who I know for a fact still live in my area, but I ain't seen them in 20 years. My hometown is one of those huge metropolis types, that when you're driving by...if you blink, you've missed it. You'd think I'd run into at least one of them once in a while at the gas station, or the old corner store, but I haven't. As far as modes of travel go, yeah, I'd much rather be in a car. You won't catch me in a plane unless there's no other option. I'm not afraid to fly; in fact, I've flown in and piloted small aircraft quite a few times. Maybe it's a warped way of thinking, but my reasoning is this...if I'm in a small plane and something goes really wrong, I've still got better than a 50/50 shot of landing it and walking (or limping) away. They're small and lightweight enough to be landed in a field or road, and as long as the airspeed stays above 60 knots or so, you can basically glide one down. If something goes wrong in one of those big commercial planes, they fall. It's over. I'm pretty much going to die without some divine intervention or something.
Oh and if you need some help coming up with any trivia for your poll page, let me know. My brain is a usless information warehouse for that kind of stuff. I can come up with some questions if I think about it long enough, but the trivia I can do at the drop of a hat. StormRider71 (talk) 22:02, August 28, 2016 (UTC)
- Agreed. To add more, it's been all over the news up here about 2 American Airlines pilots who showed up to work drunk off their asses...so yeahhhh...no. No big planes if I can help it. I never flew anywhere in MS, except a commercial flight from Charlotte to Jackson (shudder), but we had airstrips in Forest and Newton very near where I used to live. All of my flying has been here in NC. I've taxied, taken off, and flew...but I have never tried to land a plane. Somehow the words " Absolutely zero margin for error" when landing adds a +210 to my personal pucker factor. I'd tell my brother or whoever I was flying with to take the stick back and have at it..lol. All this talk about big planes, small planes, spectacular crashes, and drunk pilots has the ring of a poll question of some sort...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 04:23, August 31, 2016 (UTC)
Daughter of Skyrim
Never flew in a "puddle jumper" and don't intend to for the reasons you stated. I'm not claustrophobic by any means, but I'm not the sort that does well in large crowds/small spaces, either. I hope you don't mind me asking, and it's strictly out of curiosity, but what gives with the vegetarian deal? Religious reasons, just don't like the taste of meat, the animal killing thing, or none of the above? I guess maybe I'm stereotyping us southerners, but I know in Mississippi (and here too), it's almost a sin not to eat some kind of meat at suppertime. My motto is "to each, his (or her) own, but I just wondered. StormRider71 (talk) 12:41, September 1, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I been peeking...lol. I also see that you love classical music. I guess I like the more well known classical. Beethoven's 5th, 9th, and Fur Elise, Wagner's Die Walküre, Mozart's version of Dies Irae, and quite a few others...you know...the shit they score movies and games with. Fallout 3 guru, huh? It appears you didn't play the DLC on FO3 or FONV. If you haven't, and want my opinion, get them. FO3 Operation Anchorage and Broken Steel are pretty great. Mothership Zeta is interesting. Point Lookout and The Pitt...well, you win some and you lose some. On New Vegas, all of their DLC is great. I purely hated Sierra Madre at first, but once I developed an effective strategy, I came to love it. Just don't waste money buying digital copies. You can get both games with all DLC at any GameStop for about $10 each. I still replay them from time to time. Oblivion is another good old school game. But no, I don't think you're a tree hugger or some kind of animal rights nut. Personally, I love a good steak, or some deer tenderloin, but I believe all life is sacred, and if I'm not gonna eat it, I don't kill it...unless it's a direct threat to my living; fox in the chicken coop, deer in the garden, etc. Hell, I'm probably the only republican around here that does think there's something to global warming. I believe in protecting the environment, but I'm not about to chain myself to a tree in protest...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 03:34, September 2, 2016 (UTC)
- No, I agree with you for the most part. I fully believe that 99% of it is hype, and yeah, pretty much anything that is labeled "green" or "environment friendly" is a load of bullshit. I think the earth warms and cools in natural cycles. If you believe the scientific stuff, Montana was sub-tropical eons ago, then you got the ice ages afterwards. Ages being plural, there had to be some warming for another ice age to form. That said, even with all the gasoline cars and factories, I bet humans contribute less than 5% to it. That's what I meant. As far as the so called "green" stuff, it offends me to see all that crap. I'm just a country farmboy, and I don't generally kill what I don't eat, I grow a lot of my own food and when the plants are used up, I toss them in a shitpile at the edge of the woods. They eventually rot, and I've got mulch and compost for next year's garden, which a fair amount is planted from stuff I let go to seed. Been doing it that way ever since I can remember. That's what my definition of green is...so yeah, the hype offends me, and you're absolutely right, it's a money racket just like "organic". Antibacterial is another one that gets me. I fully believe and practice clenliness, but I'm not sterilizing myself. Hell, my immune system needs germs to practice on to stay in shape. Maybe I'm wrong, but I figure if I kill off all the germs, my body will get complacent, then when a hateful germ happens by...BAM! I'm sick for awhile. You're right on about the other stuff too...excess logging, spilling oil, etc. Ok. Sorry for the sermon...lmao. Catch ya later! StormRider71 (talk) 03:49, September 3, 2016 (UTC)
- Well, it's not a huge garden. I'd say roughly 100'×50' give or take. It's usually got your standard fare...tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers, 3 pepper varieties, radishes, leaf lettuce, eggplant. Every so often, I'll throw some corn in there as well as zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, watermelon, and cantaloupe. In cooler weather, I try to do all the brassica stuff...cabbage, brussel sprouts, collards. Also turnips and mustard greens. Once in a while, kale.
As far as fruit trees go, I've only got a plum and pear right now, but I got some wild hickory nut and black walnut growing in the woods. Also wild blackberries and muscadines. I'm planning on another plum, apples, fig, maybe a couple of peach trees, definately some blueberry bushes and some concord grapes. To cap it off, I wanna study up on bee keeping so I'll have honey and help pollenating all that stuff. How 'bout you? StormRider71 (talk) 13:57, September 3, 2016 (UTC)
- My in-laws kept 3 gardens when I lived down there. 2 were for the usual garden fare, but one was strictly dedicated to purple hulls, butter beans, and sometimes snap beans. You got my attention when you said greenhouse. How big is it, what all do you grow? I've always wanted one...and plan to in the not too distant future. Ideally, it would be around 36×50 feet, but realistically I'll probably have to go smaller. I've worked in greenhouses before for a few years, and have a couple of college certificates in horticulture, so you're talking my language now. And persimmons grow great up here, but we don't have the big kind like you see in the stores. Ours are small; golf ball sized at the very largest, but average about fig size for the most part. Pretty much anything that will grow in Mississippi will grow here. Our weather is about 2 weeks different than y'all as far as planting and first frost goes, and there are a handful more humid days down there, but basically it's the same. StormRider71 (talk) 13:50, September 4, 2016 (UTC)
- Oh...by the way, how do you get the patroller icon on your page? Do I have to get an Admin to do it, or can I do it myself? I've held rights for about a month now, but no icon on my page or the admin page as of yet.
(Disregarding the unreleased movie) Do you think Vault-Tec caused the Great War?
How do you like vaults?
- Full of faction-specific enemies
- (Somewhat) peaceful
Ever felt a certain plot for something was "overly complicated"?
- Just a little bit...
How do you play DLCs?
- Buy season pass
- Buy all of them individually
- Buy only those you like the most
- Buy the complete edition
- Get them through license transfer
- Pirate it
Bethesda is making a radically different Fallout spin-off title, what game style should it mirror?
- Dragon Age/Mass Effect
- Bloodborne/Dark Souls/Dragon’s Dogma
- GTA/Saints Row/Watch_Dogs
- Command and Conquer/Starcraft
- Bioshock/Far Cry
Fallout just couldn’t be the same without its roots in the future of the 50s, but what other decade's vision of the future would it be fun to explore the ruins of?
In Fallout 5, the setting would be best if it was…
- the same location as a previous game, but set after
- in a location affected by a previous game, but not visited
- completely isolated from previous games
- concurrent with a previous game, but different point of view
Posting a comment
I'm not having problems posting a comment for a blog, box appears for me and I can post a comments without having to log in again. You still have the problem? Jspoel 14:19, September 3, 2016 (UTC)
Wow. Sounds like you got a helluva farm going on. Makes my garden (what's left of it) and fruit trees look like a hobby farm...lol. do you ever play around with taking cuttings from tomatoes and stuff? Or layering? If you haven't, its a great way to get a head start on next year's stuff. Seeds are great too, but since you've got a greenhouse, cuttings would be the ideal way to go IMHO. From all you've told me, I suspect you already do it, but just thought I'd throw it out there. When we first moved back from Mississippi, we lived at the beach for awhile. Citrus trees totally sucked without a greenhouse, but my next door neighbor had a couple of banana trees planted in her yard, and they actually produced! She said it was because it was humid and balmy most of the year, and the constant ocean breeze prevented anything heavier than a really light frost in winter.
Speaking of beach, don't even get me started on Katrina or I'll sermonize again. No doubt it was a tragedy, and New Orleans is a big city, but all I saw on the news was New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans. I'm not making light of it or anything, but they talk 23 hours and 59 minutes about how bad it was there, but all Mississippi got was "A tree has blown down across a powerline in Poplarville. Be careful out there folks". I have cousins in the National Guard and they said Gulfport and Biloxi got hammered way worse than New Orleans. Now see what you made me do? I preached again...lol :p StormRider71 (talk) 00:57, September 6, 2016 (UTC)
- If you had cuttings that were fine for 4 months, then died, it's not the method. It's most likely virus, fungus or something. I've seen plants just up and die like that, too...I guess it's just one of those things. I've seen it happen with plants grown from seed too, but nothing is guaranteed to work 100% of the time. But yeah, you can take cuttings from tomatos the same as most any other plant. Using root hormone helps a lot, and in a pinch, you can actually use 2,4D as a rooting auxin. Oh, and as far as aphids and other pests go, turn a bunch of ladybugs and/or praying mantises loose in the greenhouse. They'll kill the hell out of pests and won't eat your plants.
I don't get the whole casino-on-the-water thing. I've got nothing against casinos, but regulate them to the major cities only. Don't f*** up the coast or the river with that crap. Keep it confined to Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, and the Choctaws. I've been to the Jefferson Davis home (before Katrina), and enjoyed it. Unfortunately, I couldn't really enjoy the beauty of the coast on account of all the damn casinos. But at least they're not packed all up and down the coastline, well...not when I was last there, anyway. And you're probably right; in fact, I know you are. Mississippi won't change their flag, so they're a bunch of backwoods racist rednecks who deserve to be excluded from the Union. You know as well as I do that a confederate flag does not represent hate any more than a Breton represents an Argonian. :p Same thing with these so-called "assault weapons". I guess I better shut up now, before I go too far and somebody scolds me for hate speech or something...lmao StormRider71 (talk) 13:09, September 6, 2016 (UTC)
- You're absolutely right...anything can be an "assault weapon". They get targeted just because they look sinister. That's it, nothing more. A .22 can kill someone or something just as dead as a 30/06. In fact, a .22 can actually be more deadly than many higher calibers because the velocity is just enough that it enters the body and shatters if it hits bone or cartilage. Then you got 3 or 4 pieces of lead bouncing around in there, whereas higher caliber bullets can pass on through, or just stop.
To add more, I'll just say that a certain political party has all but ruined this country on the jobs issue (just to name one). They claim "oh more jobs, jobs for this, jobs for that"; what a crock of shit! If they were so concerned about jobs, then why the hell did the jobs we already had go to Mexico and China? I'm not gonna talk about old oak trees, 'cause waste over bullshit like that highly pisses me off, but yeah, our next door neighbor town basically did the same thing except it was to widen a more or less backroad that didn't really need it. Oh and when they widened it, they made it a 3 lane road, then 10 years later they cut down all the trees they replaced to 4-lane the damn thing. Why, you ask? Because the town got federal budget money, and if they didn't spend it all, they would get less the following year. StormRider71 (talk) 02:35, September 9, 2016 (UTC)
Knives and stuff
Sorry but I couldn't help notice your knife discussion with Stormrider71. I look through people's talk pages sometimes when reading blogs as I'm a nosy person but I had to bring this up. Here in the UK you do not need a permit to buy a plastic knife like ones used in picnics or parties, you can buy them in supermarkets everywhere with no problems. I really have no idea where you got that information from Leea, because we've never had any such law, at least in my several decades, but you make it sound quite recent. Nor do you need a permit to buy normal metal knives for kitchens. What is illegal to buy or sell are things like samuarai swords, concealed knives and shurikens. You know, really nasty and dangerous shit. I really suggest looking up our laws before you quote "facts" like that, because you make us sound like we're all panicked cowards with no rights who are too afraid to let people buy plastic knives for their kid's birthday parties.
Thank you, 126.96.36.199 06:39, September 10, 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying sooner, but it's been a hectic couple days. It's one of those things where you walk around half the day on Sunday feeling like it's Saturday because you've been so busy, it didn't even feel like you had a weekend. Then about 9pm Sunday night, it's one of those "Oh shit!! The weekend is over" moments. My dad calls and announces he's coming to talk to me. Come to find out the Dr. tells him he's in the early stages of congestive heart failure, so he wants to lay it all out for me...the will, the finances, the funeral wishes, etc. I try to tell him that yeah, it's not curable, but it is treatable. If he does like the doc tells him, he may have another good 15 or 20 years. He thinks he's got one foot in the grave because my grandpaw died with the same thing. I tell him medicine has come a long, long way since 1976. Maybe he'll listen...old people can be stubborn. StormRider71 (talk) 02:29, September 12, 2016 (UTC)
- Yeah, I think there is something to the "mind over matter" thing. I too have known people who the doc said would never ____ again, yet 6 months or a year later, there they were - doing exactly the opposite of what the doctor predicted. On the other hand, I know of people who have willed themselves sick, too. We had one guy where I used to work, and I shit you not; he could come in skipping, swinging his lunchbox, and whistling a happy tune, and all you had to do was say "You feeling alright Bruce? You look a little peak-ed there." 3 hours later, he was going home..."Boys, I feel like shit. I ain't gonna make er the rest of the day. See ya." It was funny, but kind of pitiful at the same time.
My dad is a special case. He can be doubled over from chest pains, short of breath, and it's "I'm fine. Indigestion is all." Then he finds out he missed a major heart attack by about 20 minutes, has to have a triple bypass (95% survival rate), and it's suddenly "Son...this is it. I doubt I'll make it though the surgery." I love him and will hate it when he does go, but the procrastinating when he is sick, then the pessimistic attitude when it's nothing to really worry over gets kinda old. StormRider71 (talk) 00:33, September 13, 2016 (UTC)
- lol...I know that type well. My old man has good doctors, thank God, but I've seen my share of the money grubbing ones too. It's like the mechanic you take your car to for a bad gasket. The gasket gets fixed, but suddenly, the cylinders start misfiring. You get those fixed and 2 days later, you discover a bad radiator hose. Then you find out the mechanic is breaking stuff to keep you coming back. Also at the bottom of my list are the pill doctors. You get diabetes, the doc gives you a pill. The pill regulates your blood sugar, but gives you headaches, so the doc gives you another pill. That pill cures the headaches, but it also makes you jittery. He gives you another pill to calm you down, and it does...but behold! A side effect it that it elevates your blood sugar. Before you know it, you're on more pills to regulate the blood sugar again, and you turn into a walking pharmacy.
Dementia claimed my grandmother at 94 in 2007. Other than that, she was never sick as long as I knew for the 35 years that I can remember. She always said that her health was due to taking a tablespoonful of raw honey every morning and eating an onion and cayenne pepper every day. Like I said, she made er to 94, so I reckon she musta knowed something.
And now as I sit here typing this, I see on the news where the ACC is pulling their tournament out of NC because we support House Bill 2. They just don't get it...it's not about hate or discrimination or anything like that. Most of us in this state could care less if someone is transgender. We just think if your pipe runs outdoors, you should use the men's room, and if you have indoor plumbing, use the women's. Simple as that, but of course the media wants to blow it all out of proportion as usual. Ok...shutting up now...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 03:32, September 15, 2016 (UTC)
- Darlin', on that topic, I'd be holding your hand on that soapbox with you. I could go all day about how the government has run this country into the ground. Terrible laws being passed, causing soldiers in foreign countries to be killed and getting away with it, NSA storing law abiding private citizens emails, phone numbers, texts, emailing sensitive stuff on an unsecured server for anybody to see, the list goes on. What the hell ever happened to by the people, of the people, and for the people? And then you get those dummys that are like "If you don't like this country, leave." Naw, you blind asshole. It's not the country, it's the idiots running it. I wish i could just go completely off the grid sometimes. Anyway, how's everything going with you? StormRider71 (talk) 01:51, September 17, 2016 (UTC)
- Hank Hill; King of the Hill. Love that show, and still watch the reruns time to time. I remember that show...it was when Hank cut off Dale's finger because he stuck it in front of Hank's saw like an idiot. Family Guy is about the only other one I like, as far as cartoons go, though I gotta admit I still catch The Flintstones and Bugs Bunny every now and then. As far as the rap thing goes, I hate any and all forms of it, except some of the 80's stuff like Run DMC, LL Cool Jay, and a couple others. I'm more of a 70's and 80's Country, Pop, and Classic Rock guy, though I do like some of the more modern stuff from those genres as well. I like Classical too, but it's gotta be the instrumental type; not the Opera stuff. Classical from an opera 8s fine. Just not the singing that I can't make hide nor hair of. StormRider71 (talk) 02:19, September 19, 2016 (UTC)
What a busy week. I been running around like a chicken with its head cut off, but it's finally over and at long last, I have some time to spare. I buy out yard sales, estates (when I can afford them), people moving and don't wanna take half their stuff, garage and barn cleanout for found...then I resale at auction. I think everybody and their damn brother wanted me this past week. I guess the turn towards cooler weather got people in the mood to clean. Sorry for not replying sooner, but its been hectic to put it mildly. I managed to get the survey of the week answered last night, at least. It feels real good to sit here and stare at this computer screen and just let my mind blank out...lol. I hope you've been well and had a good week. StormRider71 (talk) 00:45, September 26, 2016 (UTC)
- Nah, it ain't just you. I'm not particularly fond of it myself as far as browsing goes. My strategy is usually to hit the yard sales around 9 or 10 when they are getting tired and want to get on with their day. I make a little small talk then offer them X amount for everything they have left. Flea markets are the worst. I hate getting eyeballed by the person in the booth like I'm about to swipe that super expensive switchblade comb, or the Chanel #5 knockoff. Please.
I tried selling at a flea market a couple times too. It sucks. People come by, molest my items, talk about what a good deal it is, then walk off. I had some success there, but it's not worth the hassle...especially when it opens at 7, but you have to be there at 3 in the morning in order to get a good booth. Last week was it for me. After I did all that and made a whopping $60 for the trouble, I said not me. Never again. StormRider71 (talk) 09:37, September 27, 2016 (UTC)
- Oh yeah. Vendors talking like you're going to buy the item are the absolute worst!! I'm looking at DVDs. Vendor says "only 2 bucks each. Take your pick". That's absolutely fine. Not a thing wrong with that. Then it's like "if you're into horror, I got Freddy, Jason, Chuckie. If you're the action type, here's some Chuck Norris, Van Damme, Segal. I got all the Star Treks and James Bonds over here."
DUDE. Please. I got f*****g perfectly good eyes. Quit trying so hard, ok? On another note, I'm thinking about putting up a small greenhouse to start with and grow an avocado. Think the ones you buy in the store will grow from seed? Maybe not. Most of those are hybrids. I love those things. Then again, I love every fruit and vegetable...well, I can only tolerate celery, but everything else, yeah. StormRider71 (talk) 04:18, September 28, 2016 (UTC)
- Did an auction last night and it went surprisingly well. I average about $100 per auction and I do 3 a week. Last night though, 2 ladies got in a bidding war over a Little Tykes toybox I had to sell. I expected 15 or 20 bucks for it, but thanks to their fight, I stuck $70 in my pocket for that thing. It was in really good shape, but hell...you can buy a brand new one for $80. It's good for me, I guess, but I'll never understand the mentality of some people. Greed? Competition? Money to burn? Whiney kid throwing a fit so mommy bids higher to shut him up? Who knows...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 19:20, September 30, 2016 (UTC)
- I agree 100%. If I got holes in my pants, its because I put them there on accident. I can't understand people cutting their pants full of holes on purpose, and I cant even fathom actually paying money for pants like that at (insert store name here), but they do. As far as auctions, relax. You're not supposed to understand the words in between prices. Its all just filler jibberish just like you said. Some of them use real words, but they run them together so when the auctioneer says "hey now i got 1, got one, would you bid it at 2; now 2, how about 3?" What you really hear is "heynagot1, t1, jabiditat2, ow2,hout3". As long as the numbers are clear, you kinda just learn to ignore the rest. And then, some auctioneers are really good, and some just plain suck. StormRider71 (talk) 01:24, October 3, 2016 (UTC)
- lmao. That's half the reason flea markets exist, I think; I can go buy those nice holey designer jeans by Raulf Laurent, or that original art by Leroy DaVinci, or even some Tommy Hillfinger cologne. On another note, I'm not looking forward to cold weather, but this last week or so of 70 something degree days and 50 something degree nights have been absolutely wonderful. Every window in my house has been up all week. There's nothing like waking up to a chill that's just cold enough to almost make you not wanna get out of bed. But when you do, you go in to a nice hot shower and just stand there while the water beats down on your shoulders and the warmth soaks in. If I had it my way, it'd be April, May, September, and October all year long. StormRider71 (talk) 14:50, October 5, 2016 (UTC)
Got the new Skyrim special edition and it looks way better on ps4 compared to ps3. I'm loving it so far except one thing...Why are my followers STILL insisting on running right in front of my arrows?! GAAAHHHHH!!! StormRider71 (talk) 02:47, November 5, 2016 (UTC)
Oh yeah. One other thing that ain't changed is the fact that I just broke 47 picks getting into a master locked chest. I'm at level 42 right now and I haven't put any lockpick perks into play yet. So what do I get for my hard efforts? A minor potion of healing, a hide shield of waning fire, and 38 septims. Seriously? In a master locked boss chest?? StormRider71 (talk) 01:19, November 11, 2016 (UTC)
Observation of the Day
The pessimist sees the water glass as half empty.
The optimist sees the water glass as half full.
The realist sees the glass needs more liquid for it to overflow.
Sounds like the plastic clip broke or come loose and dropped one or both of the rods that releases the tailgate when you pull the handle.
- Pretty much the same thing happened to my uncle's tailgate a few years ago and that's what his problem was. I did look it up for you just to be sure though. Sorry for the late response, had a long drive today. We're in Scott County Mississippi until next Saturday visiting in-laws for the week. About 1 1/2 - 2 hours from your neck of the woods, I'd guess. StormRider71 (talk) 02:13, November 21, 2016 (UTC)
Aw...no need to apologize for ranting. I have a hard time understanding it myself. I don't get the whole not eating meat thing either. I mean, why should somebody be inconsiderate of you and your family just because you choose to not eat meat? That ain't right. I also love to hunt and fish, and I eat what I kill or catch, but I love my fruits and vegetables too. If me and you were hanging out and I decided to fry up a mess of bream or catfish for supper, you can bet there would be plenty of collards, turnip greens, butterbeans, apples, or whatever for y'all. If being vegetarian is your choice, then that's your choice and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I just think it's a shame that some people can't see it that way. Just out of curiosity, do you eat eggs, milk, cheese or fish, or is it strict vegetarian like vegan? StormRider71 (talk) 17:46, November 21, 2016 (UTC)
- Sorry for the slow response; I've been sick as a dog the last 3 days. In my opinion, there is nothing on this earth that's worse than a nagging cough and not being able to breathe through your nose. It sucks something fierce! So I had a question about the lacto-vegetarian deal...why not eggs? The chicken does give them freely, and a rooster is not necessary for a hen to lay. Until an egg is fertilized, it has no life to take...so why not eggs? If I'm being too nosey, please say so, but I'm asking because I cannot abide ignorance. Especially in myself. I love to be educated, particularly on things that interest me. Oh, and what about honey? On one hand (at least to my thinking) the bee produces it, and you don't have to kill bees to acquire honey. On the other hand, I've not yet met a swarm of bees that just stood idly by while I was swiping their honey even when I left them their 1/3 to still live comfortably on. StormRider71 (talk) 02:23, November 28, 2016 (UTC)
I just realized I never replied to your last post. You don't have to worry about preaching to me at all. I'm not one to get offended because someone mentions Jesus, Buddha, Vishnu, or any other deity. I actually find the many different faiths fascinating, and while I may not totally share your beliefs, I still respect them. Yes, I am somewhat familiar with ISKCON. It is Hindu in origin. Basically in a nutshell I think they believe Krishna is the manifestation of the one supreme God Vishnu and may be known by the other names of Jehovah, Allah, Yahweh, etc.
The Torah and Christian Old Testament teach about not eating meat in the beginning until sin entered the world and God gave the animals to Adam and Eve after they got kicked out of Eden. When Jesus came along, He taught that it's not what man puts into his mouth that makes him unclean, rather what comes out of his mouth does. That said, the New Testament also teaches that when the world is passed away and the new Heaven and Earth are created, there will be no more killing of anything, and man will eat solely of fruits of the earth again. Another teaching of Jesus (who is the Chisrtian manifestation of God) is that we must not argue with someone over their beliefs because if you truly believe that eating meat is a sin, then for you it is a sin and I would be committing a sin myself by trying to convince you otherwise.
The thing I find fascinating is that a lot of basic religious beliefs are quite similar the world over, no matter the particular faith. To me that speaks volumes of the power of God at a basic level that almost every human being knows it's wrong to kill, steal, lie, dishonor parents, etc, regardless of the minor differences. The ones I totally don't get are the atheists. StormRider71 (talk) 03:05, December 4, 2016 (UTC)
- Awww...no thanks necessary. I'm pretty much open minded about most anything. I don't have to totally believe in something to be accepting of it. Take gays for example; I have a few gay and lesbian friends, but that lifestyle is not for me. Personally, I think it's a sin, but I'm not going to go around hating or judging because they believe differently than I do. In the end, we'll all have to answer for our choices, good, bad, or indifferent.
With religion, to me, it doesn't matter one bit whether someone is Hindu, Christian, Muslim, etc. It is the fanatics and radicals I try to avoid. Those are the dangerous ones. One silver lining about southerners not being very accepting is that they're at least more honest about their feelings on a subject than most other parts of the country I've been to. The others have a tendency to welcome you with open arms then talk shit the minute you leave...well except maybe New York. Every New Yorker I've ever known has always been the blunt, in-your-face type, and they don't hesitate to tell you what's on their mind...lol. StormRider71 (talk) 08:32, December 7, 2016 (UTC)
suggesting once moar, kinda have a name for it even: "Lore freak edition"
Will Fallout society ever truly prosper?
- yes, humans can overcome everything!
- no, they're doomed
- too soon to tell
Do you think Fallout and The Elder Scrolls share the same universe? (I'll abbreviate for convenience, but do as you will)
- yes, TES is FO's past
- yes, FO is TES' past
- no, are crazy?
- oh, never thought about...
Why were cats unchanged by radiation?
- most cats were hiding during the war
- they did change, but it's not something we can see
- they just got lucky
- because cats are awesome
If Fallout took to the open sea would you wish to be ~?~
1. A pirate / sea raider
2. BOS shore patrol
3. Deep sea scavenger
4. NCR Navy
5. Ghouls seeking a new homeland
6. Enclave agents looking to rebuild their vision of America on sea & new lands
7. Mutants bent on smash & grab upon every shore
8. Ghouls who feel damned to eternally wander the 7 seas
9. Vault tech experiment to see how long folks can survive with out touching dry land
10. Pleasure cruse survives who barterer their bodies for all they can get
- It's just an idea. Feel free to use it / rewrite it as you see fit.
Have fun & be well.
SaintPain→ Here to help."
I miss you to Mz Leea
Happy Holidays ~;D
SaintPain→ Here to help." 21:47, November 26, 2016 (UTC)
Do you know how to delete comments someone by the name of Skyler and Jonny Fan is leveling comments on a few of my blog post and I want to get rid of them. LoneGunMenWander (talk) 00:10, December 15, 2016 (UTC)
Merry Christmas and (a bit too early to wish it already, but I'll do it already anyway) a Happy New Year!
I would like to use the Christmas/New Year-wishes-tradition, to thank those around me who kept this wikia and daily life more fun for me during the past year. Everything just seems so normal and evident that we are here almost every day, yet it's very worthwhile to consider for a moment how wonderful it is to have people like you around me, making editing and being on chat a lot more enjoyable. I would also like to use this opportunity to wish a happy and healthy new year for you and everyone around you who is dear to you. I hope you'll have a great and healthy new year in which all your wishes may come true! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 02:29, December 24, 2016 (UTC)
Merry Christmas 2016!
|You have been given a Christmas present!|
- That is a great joke! I love it and may have to steal it for next year. I know several people who would open up their card; "Ah cool. Good ol' Kev sent me a card and a check. Nice of him to think abou...the hell? $17.63?!" LMAO!!
Thanks for calling me a sweet orange. I'm humbled and honored. I just try to do what's right and help where I can in whatever way I can. You're a really good friend to me as well, and I can honestly say I'm better off for having known you. StormRider71 (talk) 14:28, December 29, 2016 (UTC)
Fallout Friday Polls
PNH gave me the go-ahead to be included as a communy feature (after Agent C suggested the idea) and JSP then confirmed it by editing all of my previous polls to community status... hehe, sorry if I give you any competition, but presumably this will just benefit both of us (not like people choose only to vote on one poll and not the other, anyways).
Thanks for creating the great polls!
Been a while since we talked. How have you been? I'm also looking for some X360 suggestions if you have any, after completing Fallout 4, I went back to my 360 to see if there was anything else worth playing before I switch out the consoles for good (and by good, I mean just putting my 360 in a cupboard)
Eh, I'm not really a fan of horror games where you go around shooting lots and lots of enemies also carrying guns. And if a game is like this, it has to be done very carefully so as not to detract from the tension. I felt like this with FEAR and I didn't enjoy it so much. The late game of Resident Evil 5 also felt like this when you start fighting Majini who have assault rifles and use cover, lol. Resident Evil 4 was close to this but I feel it managed to keep a close balance even when the gatling gun enemies showed up (but the entire Village segment was still the best part of the game for me!). Resident Evil 4 is one of my favourites in the Resident Evil series. But, I prefer survival horrors that are a lot more subtle and built around atmosphere and suspense. Have you ever played any of the Silent Hill games? I can't speak past Silent Hill 4 as I haven't completed a game beyond that, but Silent Hill 1, 2 and 3 were brilliant psychological horror. Silent Hill 2 is still by far my favourite of the series and one of my favourite games of all time, it really has to be played to be believed honestly. The only issue is that Silent Hill 2 can only be played on the PS2, original Xbox and the badly ported Xbox 360/PS3 HD version. Yeah, I already have Evil Within for Xbox One but I haven't managed to play it yet as I still have other things to play. I have have Alien Isolation seeing that I'm a big fan of the first two Alien movies and that this game takes a much better approach to survival horror than Colonial Marines.
I think Bioshock 1 and 2 also did very well for survival horror even though lots of shooting and action takes place. But that dumb final fight of the first game where you fight the jolly green giant Fontaine kinda ruined the the final act of the first game for me to be honest. For an entire game you don't have any bosses and the game did amazing for claustrophobic environments, creepy enemies and rich atmosphere and chilling backstories, but I felt all of this was thrown out of the window when you're forced to fight a giant green monster who sprints at you and actually creates car-tire skidding sound effects, lol it was pretty hard to take the scene seriously. Speaking of Bioshock, have you actually managed to play Infinite yet? You should be able to pick this up super cheap from actual game stores if you can't shop online and it's a common game to find. Infinite is truly one of my favourite games. Sure, Columbia is completely different to Rapture but that didn't make the game any less intense. And the characters, story and world design and atomsphere are some of the best I've seen. Also, that ending was amazing. My only gripe was the strange implementation of the Halo series 2 weapon limit which kind of forced you to use certain weapons.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Maw unleashing razor snow,
Of dragons from the blue brought down,
Births the walking winter's woe,
The High King in his Jagged Crown.
- Yep, I know all about the wooden plate exploit. I use it a lot...like you say to explore areas you're normally not supposed to enter until (x) point in the game. I also use it in a few normally inaccessible areas just to see what's behind door #2. I know you don't have a ps4 or xbox1 yet, but i have some very satisfying news that i think you'll like. After all We're one of the same kind, you and I (Sorry. Couldn't resist ;P). Anyway, now that ps4 Skyrim has mod capabilities, I found this great one that makes every NPC in the game non-essential. It's a double edged sword, because with it enabled, vampires attacks (if Dawnguard is installed) can now kill quest giving townfolk if you ain't careful. On the very positive side, (insert huge evil grin here) I unceremoniously slaughtered Maven Blackbriar, power slammed ol Bryn and Mercer Frey, breaking their backs in the process, decapitated Maul and Dirge and sent their heads flying, scorched Vexs' face off, and put an arrow right through Sibbi's loud mouth. I left Delvin alone because he's kinda cool...maybe its the accent?
I thought about you when I used Unrelenting Force on Nazeem and sent him flying to his death from atop the Dragonsreach stairs of his precious cloud district. Now you don't get up to the cloud district very often either, asshole. ;). I also killed both Ulfric, Galomar, and Tullius because they are all jerks...I like to imagine the look of fear and sudden understanding on Ulfric's face when I helped him win the war, then drove my sword in Galomar up to the hilt. And finally, I played the main quest all the way out until Delphine demanded I kill Paarthurnax, then I calmly blew both her and Esbern off the top of the Sky Haven temple mount. Mods are great great fun! StormRider71 (talk) 00:45, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
- Yeah, that straw bed sucks, and also the fact that im living in the lowest area of the lowest district. By Ysmir's beard! I'm a thane for Talos' sake! That should entitle me to at least live in the wind district. However, Breezehome is extremely convenient to almost all points on the map, full crafting stations are next door with enchanting being the only major drawback to that. I think without Hearthfire, Vindrll Hall is my favorite as far as looks and "feeling like a home" go with Breezehome being an extremely close second.
As far as Hearthfire goes, I kinda feel like I wasted money on it. The 3 homes are beautiful and 2 of them have astounding senic views, and they did add a lot of interesting stuff to the base game. But the 3 homes are all laid out exactly the same so if you've seen one, you've literally seen them all. True, you can have different wings on each base house, but they are all exactly the same. For example, if you build a north wing, you can choose between a trophy room, alchemy lab, or storage room. You only get one choice for each of the 3 wings (9 options in total). In other words, you can't put the alchemy lab on the east or west side. Its north only. So basically, if you want a lab and a trophy room, you're screwed unless you build a second house. Hearthfire was a really great idea, but the home design was poorly thought out. StormRider71 (talk) 01:03, April 10, 2017 (UTC)
- There must be some preset conditions for Vignar Orange-Skinned to take away your...thaneliness? Thanedom? Thaneship? Whatever. I always got to keep mine the times I sided with the stormcloaks, but then, I always do the Missing In Action quest early on so maybe that gives me enough favor with yhe jerk to keep my house. That might have something to do with it. Another thing I hate about all of the non warring factions is that no matter if you do every single quest for the thieves, brotherhood, blades, companions, or the college, about 90% of all members are still condescending as hell and talk to me like I'm still the rookie. I know a lot of it was set up to keep radient quests going and all, but its like "Hey Nightmother...I know this is gonna come as a shock to you, but last I checked, I was the Listener?" Why am I still running around doing flunky jobs. Ain't I supposed to be assining them to my lessers?" Or the companions still calling me whelp after I saved their asses numerous times, cured them, made harbinger, and found all of Ysgramor's stuff. Don't even get me started on those arrogant asses in the thieves guild and blades StormRider71 (talk) 05:38, April 11, 2017 (UTC)
- That's one reason I like Oblivion better than Skyrim. The voice dialogue is horrible insofar as they use like 6 actors to do 1000 NPC voices. Kind of disheartening when the Emporer of Tamriel talks to you so really and with such authority, then you hear his same commanding voice coming from a beggar all the way across Cyrodiil. That said, every single faction treats you with respect when you start gaining fame by helping folks, completing quests, faction quests, etc. You really ought to play it. Great game and I bet you could get it for $10 now, considering it's 11 years old.
Hi Leea, I'm afraid have some sad news, SaintPain passed away on Saturday. I don't know much more than what is on Gunny's talk page as to details I'm afraid.
I've opened SaintPains talk as a book of conference now and locked his profile down to preserve it as a memorial to him. We have yet to make an official blog announcement, I never knew him so I asked Two-bears to do it. I have been told you and Saint were fairly close, so if you want to write the official notification, let Two-bears know. Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 17:48, July 31, 2017 (UTC)
SaintPain's Unofficial Epitaph
From: NomadMC Server Staff; written by Nomad1134, Owner.
Due to the fact that our server utilizes several large websites, mainly Fallout Wikia and the Spigot forums, it is unfortunately true that people on said websites do pass away, including many that have helped us along the way. Although we never met him directly, SaintPain clearly helped (and continues to help) indirectly with his contributions, particularly his image uploads, many of which we have used for purposes such as Fallout design inspiration.
Of those people who have been in some way beneficial to the Fallout Dallas world, we erect monuments in their memory. Because of SaintPain's wish (as seen on his profile page) that a companion named Major Tom be added to a Fallout game someday, we are already working on an Easter egg companion of that sort; and he also has a temporary monument located in a cemetary that we use to create the "friends of the server" memorials.
The memorial, however, lacks a epitaph, as we could not find an obvious one to use on his profile or otherwise. From the looks of his talk page (and yours!) it would seem that you truly knew him better than anyone else. As such, with our deepest respect and condolances, we would be curious to know if you could think up an unofficial epitaph to use for him. If the topic is too uncomfortable right now, that is all right; but if you can think up any words at all to remember him by, please reply.
- Pardon if I made the message unclear; this is simply a monument located in the in-game world. But, I think it would still be fitting if SP's monument within a Fallout world were written by the person he knew best from Fallout Wiki. As for when - well, basically as soon as you wish. If you've got an epitaph in mind, we'll put up a sign on his monument with the words just like that. (This is Minecraft, after all, so if you have any other requests - like if you want to add flowers of a particular color to the site, or some kind of personal note left by you - we can do that too.) NomadMC (talk) 12:24, August 18, 2017 (UTC)
- Perfect, thanks; and yes, we will sign your name on it. Only one thing: Is there a particular line from the note/poem that you'd like to be the main epitaph line of the headstone? (We can fit the poem into a Note, but we can't fit the whole thing onto a Sign block.) NomadMC (talk) 15:15, August 19, 2017 (UTC)
- Will do. I'm still on a tablet right now, but I should be able to send you screenies of the in-game monument (and your note, which is now a Holotape next to the monument) when I get on PC later today. (There were 5 or 6 of us building a lot of stuff around the cemetary - or at least that was the intended goal - last night, so I'll send some screenies of that too.)
Hi Leea, not sure if you have seen the forum about video yet, but we are planning to show Fandom what can really be done when they work with editors instead of enforcing upon us. I recall seeing on one of your recent polls that you do some fiction work, I was wondering if you felt like/had the time to help out? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 18:56, September 6, 2017 (UTC)
Wikia's forced addition of videos to the wiki
Hello, This is a message to all listed active members of the leadership team, so please accept my apologies if this seems a little impersonal.
As you may be aware, Wikia/Fandom have added a number of videos to pages on the wiki that they have self authored. Although the consensus view so far seems to be that these are not to our standards, I encourage you to view these for yourself and make up your own mind.
You can find a link to all the videos, and a petition I would like you to consider here. If you believe that these videos do not meet our standards, detract from the wiki, and should be removed, I encourage you to vote yes on this petition. You are of course welcome to vote no if you do not believe this is the case.
Hi, new user here. Firstly, I love your polls and find them most fun. Secondly, I love guns, and seeing you mention them made me wonder what you've fired, If you're cool to talk about, that is...H3nry8adger (talk) 18:32, September 8, 2017 (UTC)H3nry8adger
Video Negotiated Settlement
Thank you very much for your vote on the petition. We have had talks with Wikia/Fandom, and a settlement has been proposed. I encourage you to review it and have your say here. Agent c (talk) 20:33, September 8, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for participating in the video forums so far.
In order to work out where to go from here, I've created another forum asking the community where our "Red line" is, and whether or not I should continue to be the point person on this.
All Hands Meeting
Okay, I think its clear that going ahead with a meeting is a good idea. At this stage I would like to open the floor to agenda items. We have the following things to discuss.
- An update on any negotiations, and other actions
- Possible action to progress our case further whilst staying on network
- Possible engagement with Wikia on video in line with the proposed deal- if we should participate and whom that contact person should be.
- Possible alternatives if the situation cannot be resolved.
Please let me know if you want anything added to the agenda here
I'll be asking a number of people to speak on certain issues, but as always there will be plenty of room for discussion.
I propose that the meeting be held at 3pm North American Eastern Time on Sunday 24 September, this should be 8pm in London, 9pm Central European time, and Midday North American Western. If there are any objections please note them below and we'll look into alternative scheduling, the more objections the harder we look for a new time.
We have arranged facilities for the meeting, it will be held online. It is open to all persons who have participated in any of the video discussion threads up to today, except those employed by Fandom/Wikia inc (as this is the Community's meeting), or have been employed by them in the recent past.
Votes taken in this meeting will be taken as consensus view of the wiki, so everyone is encouraged to attend.
We have setup a discord server (Nukapedia's Fallout Shelter) located here. It is mobile friendly (via an app) and is very flexible.
Although everyone is welcome in our social space (The-Common-Room), only persons who meet the above criteria will be admitted to The-Town-Hall (where the meeting will be located). You may be asked to verify your account before this access is granted. Agent c (talk) 21:53, September 11, 2017 (UTC)
You will need an account I believe. We have to confirm that Leea in-discord is actually you, and we need to be able to give your discord account permissions to join Town Hall. Nomad | Talk | Discord | NMC 12:09, September 14, 2017 (UTC)
Patroller to Content Moderator
Email and community
Hi Leea, do you mind looking over this forum and giving your input as one of the main contributors to the community area of the wiki? I want to try and see if we can work on this area a bit more. Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 11:47, October 13, 2017 (UTC)
Weekly writing segment proposal
Sakaratte and I had a Discord chat a few days ago regarding the placement of the new "ReCap" in my Fallout Friday Polls - evidently, the main issue was, no one really seemed to want to go there for that. Meanwhile, Sakaratte created a weekly roundup earlier this week. I'm inclined to believe something like that might be the best place to put things like a ReCap and a Caption Contest. So in short, the question is - would you want to help with something like this (e.g. providing a paragraph of your own in here per week, perhaps)? |\| () |\/| /\ |) | Talk | Discord | NMC 12:18, October 20, 2017 (UTC)
- I should clarify that - not necessarily a paragraph specifically. Basically, anything you'd like to contribute to a weekly roundup - maybe weekly trivia, perhaps? It'd be up to what you'd like to help do. |\| () |\/| /\ |) | Talk | Discord | NMC 22:23, October 20, 2017 (UTC)
Hey sweetie! Long time, no talk. I hope you're doing well and you solved the stalker problem. All kinds of perverts in the world today! Anyhow, I was just doing Nomad's poll and he had a question that made something else pop in my mind. I'll post most of this same on his talk page as well, and y'all can decide who wants to poll it or if it is worth the trouble. Myself, I thought it was pretty good and if you use it, you can frame it up however you like.
So, here it is. The same creatures appear in just about every Fallout game...Yao Guai, Radscorpions, Deathclaws, etc. What the hell are mutated scorpions doing in DC and the Commonwealth? That's not their native habitat. Whatever happened to other creatures like hawks, eagles, mountain lions, elk, coyotes, snakes, ticks, foxes, bobcats, etc? StormRider71 (talk) 15:38, October 21, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, I remember a movie back in the 80s called Ticks. It was basically what you said but I remember the nasty things would turn into those big bloated dog ticks when they fed. Only movie or part of a movie I've ever seen that just totally completely grossed me out. Nasty! :::shudder::: StormRider71 (talk) 21:22, October 25, 2017 (UTC)
As discussion on Content moderators stalled last month and there was plenty of input, I have now raised a forum with a policy to vote on based upon the comments. When you have a moment, can you take a look at cast your votes? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 23:35, November 11, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, absolutely! I'd like to see what you make. I'll send you a few pics between now and the next day or two. I'm working on refinishing and reupholstering a chair now that's turning out especially well. I'll send you before and after pics of it too when I finish it sometime next week. StormRider71 (talk) 20:35, December 7, 2017 (UTC)
- I may have forgot to mention my email is firstname.lastname@example.org :P
No email and no pics yet. I had forgotten how bad I hated Netzero until now. I used to have a lot of the same problems and it took forever to send or recieve a pic...God help you if you still had dialup (which I did). If you have a phone to send and recieve pics via text messages, I'd just give you my number.
Anyway, a very simple and heartfelt merry Christmas and happy holidays to you as well sweetie!
Just wonderin' if you're on vacation or something, noticing as you haven't put out weekly polls yet.
Yeah, me too
Hey darlin'! Yeah, I'm ok; thanks for asking and thanks for caring. I've been dealing with my dad the last few weeks. He's went and got himself a good dose of COPD and congestive heart failure. He had some kind of surgery to fuse the outer lining of his lungs to the chest wall so fluid wouldn't keep building up. A week after that, he got pneumonia and tried to die on me, so on the doctor's advice we put him in a nursing home for 21 days to be in their intensive physical therapy program in order to build his strength back up. He comes home next Wednesday, so everything oughta be back to normal by then. Sorry for not participating in the polls and stuff. I had some time to do it, but my heart just wasn't in it. I might have made 2 teeny edits in the last couple weeks too. But yeah, everything is fine now...for the most part. Thanks again for your care and concern. I really appreciate and value friends like you! StormRider71 (talk) 17:45, February 18, 2018 (UTC)
Hi Leea, we are having a bit of a debate in Discord about who should pay for a meal (in general/on a date). I was wondering if you would mind putting it in next weeks polls, or if you've already done it, can you point me to the blog? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 10:22, February 24, 2018 (UTC)
Hey Sunshine! I'm all good and thanks for asking. It's just been a super busy couple weeks is all. You know how spring is...finally get some warmer weather and instead of lazing around and really enjoying myself, I mow yards, plant veggies and herbs, spring cleaning yard and house, doing maintenence on the house and other stuff that I neglected in winter cause it was too damn cold...the list goes on. ;P
On another note, a family of grey foxes decided to move in under my shed and have a litter of kits; 4 of em. I been watching them play the last couple days. The mama is almost friendly...or at least tolerates my presence though she's not real fond of the dog. She was up in a tree this morning barking at the dog who was playing in the yard, disinterested in what the fox had to say. StormRider71 (talk) 16:17, April 18, 2018 (UTC)
Apologies for the generic message.
This forum was raised almost a week ago to tweak article guidelines so we could get companion reactions added into the layout guidelines with the hope of achieving a consensus rather than a vote. Can you take 5 minutes to cast your eye over and give your input? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 14:37, May 12, 2018 (UTC)
Hello, one of the requests that was made quite a while ago, was a review of the notable content template, to make it clearer there is hidden content. A new draft has now been created and is fully functional. Can you swing by, take a look and give you input as to suitability/changes? Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 11:39, May 23, 2018 (UTC)
Note about possible Exodus move
Presuming you've already seen this, this is just a heads up that it might be a good idea if we started getting blogs dual-posted to the applicable Nukapedia Exodus threads, to drive traffice there and prepare for possible move. This is the work-in-progress discussions site (I'll be putting dual posts of blogs there); this is the Nukapedia news location, for announcements and news articles. Note that I'm not the official person to tell you exactly what will happen - that will likely be Saka or Agent C - but regardless, I'll be starting dual post this week. Hope to see you at Exodus ~ |\| () |\/| /\ |) | Talk | Discord | NMC 17:21, May 31, 2018 (UTC)
It's cool and I understand. I'm all about honoring and respecting your parents wishes, and I know they pay the bills, but they gotta realize that you're 29 years old and capable of making your own decisions too. It's just that there is stuff in emails that I'd rather not post on a talkpage for everybody and his brother to see. Talk to them and tell them that they can read my emails if they want, I don't care. I just want them to see I'm on the up-and-up and not some kind of crazed axe murderer or school shooter or something. My birthdate is 05/18/1971, btw. Now I'm off to answer your and Nomad's polls. :) StormRider71 (talk) 22:41, June 8, 2018 (UTC)
Hey, yeah it's been a while since I came by. And nah, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. How are you? Still going strong with your Polls haha, keep it up!
Nukapedia and Fandom/Wikia talks
Apologies for the impersonal nature of this message, as I'm relaying the same thing to admins and people who have previously expressed a view on featured video. Forgive me if I tell you some things you already know.
We have a call scheduled with Wikia this Friday. We need your input - and the input from as many others as possible. We're hoping to settle once and for all what our relationship is, if it can be salvaged, and what the future should be, as until we settle these featured video can't be settled.
Please, have a look at this forum and tell us what you think.
In addition to looking at our own future hosting option, we've also been in talks with other hosts. Included in these is Gamepedia/Curse. We have an ongoing dialogue with them, and if you have any questions about a possible unification to the vault, please do let me know and I'll relay any similar response we've had, and if your question is a first, I'll ask the question.
Poll Commenters' Awards Nomination
- Pardon the automatic message format.
sending an "automatic" message to the other (and better) poll maker in a message that's literally about poll comments seems kinda pointless, but I'm giving everyone the same message, whatevs.
You have been nominated for one or more categories in the Poll Commenters' Awards. You can accept the nomination(s) here, if you wish to do so.
Be sure to add your own nominations to the comments while you're there!
Our relationship with Wikia
Did you know
I just remembered a little fact that you might want to use at some point in the polls (apologises if it has been used before):
The word posh, was incorrectly believed to have originated as an acronym for ship passengers who booked cabins port side out and starboard side home. Its actual origins are still unknown. Sakaratte - Talk to the catmin 19:26, September 24, 2018 (UTC)