Hi there!Edit

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I'm really happy to have you here, and look forward to working with you!
-- Porter21 (talk) 12:07, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Picture editingEdit

No problem, it was just a little too dark (using the Pip-Boy light helps when taking screenshots in dark areas). Just a little tip for taking screenshots: use the "tm" console command to toggle the HUD off (and later back on), this makes the shots look better :)

By the way, you should use four tildes (~~~~) to sign your entries on talk pages (not articles though), this makes it easier to see who said what. -- Porter21 (talk) 12:07, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Nothing specific I could think of. Maybe you can find something you'd be interested in helping with at the Community Portal though :) -- Porter21 (talk) 12:44, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: whoopsEdit

Nope! You just removed the FO3 tag that sits on the top right of the page by accident. Everything else was fine on the page. Thanks for the edits! Mr. Sully 06:44, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Going through requested articles Edit

Not sure what you are asking but when you create a "wanted" page, all links to it automatically turn blue. If you want to correct links (i.e. if they're misspelt or something similar), you can find all pages that link to a certain page by clicking on "What links here" in the left sidebar (first "box", in the grey area on the bottom, right column) when you are on the page. Hope that answered your question. -- Porter21 (talk) 14:27, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

You don't have to create them, no. "What links here" also works on pages which don't exist (i.e. when you're seeing the "create article" box). Just be careful not to remove redlinks to pages which are really still needed :) -- Porter21 (talk) 15:00, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, as I just wrote you don't need to create them. In general however you can flag articles for deletion by placing {{delete|your reason here}} at the top of an article. -- Porter21 (talk) 15:01, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Attached an image regarding "What links here" on uncreated pages. Alternatively there should also be a link called "(# links)" next to the page name at Special:WantedPages, this will bring up the "What links here" page as well.
Regarding Mirar, he is an (albeit inactive) sysop and the list pages are data dumps from the GECK, i.e. the names in the list are ingame names with 100% accuracy. The links there shouldn't be altered, either they point to pages which are really still needed or need to be redirected to the respective article (like the sub-area names, for example). -- Porter21 (talk) 06:32, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind if I give you a few pointers regarding things I've noticed when going over the articles you created.

  • When creating new pages, it's always good to insert Template:Games. This makes it easier for other contributors to see whether it's something they can contribute to (as we cover all Fallout games, our editors usually specialize in a few games, only few have played all of them). You can find the template documentation at the template page that I linked; the games template should usually be inserted at the top of an article (but below infoboxes and [[The Vault:Templates#Article management|article management templates if there are any.
  • The first occurence of the article title in the article itself should always be bold (only the first occurence though).
  • Stub categories shouldn't be added manually, they are automatically added when you insert the appropriate stub template. I've noticed this a few times where you inserted {{FO3-stub}} and then added another stub category manually, probably to put in the right stub category :) However, there are specialized stub templates for that (e.g. {{FO3-item-stub}} and {{FO3-char-stub}}). You can find a list at The Vault:Templates#Stub types.
  • And last but not least, when creating a new page it should at least have a rough description of what the article is about (e.g. XYZ is an item in Fallout 3), otherwise it's better not to create a page and leave the red link so people actually notice the article is still missing.

Hope you're not totally overwhelmed by the wall of text now ;) -- Porter21 (talk) 08:39, 24 May 2009 (UTC)


Please, Don't edit my page without premission, Thanks! - Bar27262 03:17, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Edits/DLC Edit

Yeah i notice once I type it up that the same thing was already stated, but I just said what the hell.

Radio stationEdit

I'll take a look at it. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 02:35, December 21, 2015 (UTC)

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