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FO1/2 interactions Edit

I made a template at Template:Interactions FO1, although I still find it hard to use this conditional syntax. Any comments/suggestions? Ausir(talk) 15:20, March 19, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, items can be modified in FO1, even if it's just two of them: Plasma Rifle -> Turbo plasma rifle and Power Armor -> Hardened power armor. Ausir(talk) 23:40, March 25, 2010 (UTC)

Template:Create article/quest/Fallout:New Vegas Edit

I am to understand that you protected this template, so just as a reminder, Fallout:New Vegas will come out soon. So, I'm asking that when it does, you could change the template heading from {{upcoming}} to {{Quest project}}, because then all of those quests will qualify for the Quest project. Thanks! Ghouly89 (Talk) 04:51, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

Dialogue files Edit

PorterBot didn't quite convert all of the dialogue files; it missed the ones in the Fallout demo, like SKIPPY.MSG. Wanna fire it up and get those? Nitty Tok. 21:22, April 9, 2010 (UTC)

Verify template for use with bugs Edit

Hi Porter. The template seems to be working fine within the articles; changing the message text and color after 14 days, but does not seem to be adding the page to the Category:Verification overdue page. Can you think of anything that might be causing this? Thanks.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 06:05, April 10, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the update on progress. I'd been thinking that, if the pages need to be edited to force a refresh on the Cat page, a possible workaround would be to get the bot to check the pages in the Verify category (say once a week), and make an edit to any page that is showing as overdue. Feasible?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:43, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Do you have to have admin/bureaucrat privileges to operate the bot?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 10:38, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the update :) I am still considering my options, but would probably need some assistance/advice setting up and configuring as Python would be a new language for me. If I could analyse the script you're using on this site to do the updates, this might help with understanding the site-specific functions and syntax in a known context. Also, if I was actually to proceed, setup and operate a bot, I do think at the very least I would need some sort of nod from administration; 1: to set up a second account (for the bot), and 2: to verify that I am sufficiently trusted to operate a bot on the wiki. Thoughts?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 10:48, April 18, 2010 (UTC)
Well you've convinced me :) The family file is one of the vital areas that I would have needed to be certain on. Currently downloading the packages to have a closer look. I have noticed the toolserver site seems to be down at present, so am unable to get a build of pywikipediabot. Will try again later. Thanks again.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 11:28, April 19, 2010 (UTC)


I have started a forum, I'm just waiting for one of you (Ausir or you) to grant adminship. Nukey talk 19:40, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

No, i'm just a little giddy, sorry if it seems that way. Nukey talk 23:33, April 11, 2010 (UTC)

Problems Edit

The whole website seems really buggy right now. What's going on? Every time I hit "preview" for an edit, or "submit", I get directed back to the page I edited, with all the changes lost. Is this a major problem that is being taken to Wikia Central? Ghouly89 (Talk) 04:54, April 12, 2010 (UTC)


Very Sorry for messing up the Fallout 3 locations project page, was just trying to add my name to the participant section and appearantly it screwed the whole page up.



You look like a really professional wiki editor, and I was wondering if you could help me out at one of my other wikis. We are trying to create a set of main templates for things like stubs, deletion and stuff like that, but we dont have that much active users, and I very little knowledge on the creation of templates so I was wondering if you could help me and the wiki out?Mr Zurkon 08:17, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Back from breakEdit

Oooh. I like the ideas for the quest charts. :) Now that I'm back, I can start making some progress on my too-large to do list also. Good to see you again. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 09:02, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Better late than never Edit

Hahaha, no problem. It's nicer to have a user welcome you than some bot, anyway. =) Telos 10:20, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Edit

I also recommended you as a potential future hire. :) Ausir(talk) 11:15, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Sure, I'm somewhat busy lately, but I should have more time for editing The Vault soon. Ausir(talk) 23:45, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

 ??? Edit

It said in a box, you had left me a message, but there's no message from you. What's up with that? Edit: Oh, I think I saw what that vandal did, removed content and stuff from pages?

Sadist King 16:02, April 13, 2010 (UTC)Sadist King


Why was the Mojave Desert Plants article deleted? It isn't speculation because they are found in the screenshots. Also, the names of the plants weren't speculated, they were just given random names since none of the plants are given names, like the ones in Fallout 3.Tezzla Cannon 17:12, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Hunter ManEdit

I suspect abuse of multiple accounts, to wit, Halo Lover. Is there a way to check? Do we have a procedure? I know Wikipedia's got a whole battery of bureaucratic process for such a thing. Do we?--Gothemasticator 22:16, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, dude. Edit

Just wanted to say, thanks to you and all the other admin's/beauro's for keeping all of we rabble's crap in line to maintain an orderly and fucking WAY useful wiki. THANKS! Nuka Kulcha 02:55, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

Archive toolEdit

Thanks for that. Works well, and I did read your warning about the case-sensitivity, so I'll watch out for that. But this will come in very handy. I intend to move ahead with cleaning up discussion pages within the week, and you just saved me an awful lot of manual labor. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 05:46, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

Adminship requests Edit

Sure, I have no objections. Ausir(talk) 14:32, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

My WelcomeEdit

Hi, ive just made a new welcome, tell me what you think of it and if there's anything i should improve on. NOTE: If you have seen the film "Borat" then you will know what the yagshemash. and chenquieh things mean. I aslo copied and pasted the whole thing to your talk page so i think the welcome is a bit screwed up but i'll sort that out.

==Tezzla Cannon's Welcome==

===[[ edit]]Yagshemash!===
Hi there and welcome to The Vault! \it's great to see a new person around here! My name is [[User:Tezzla Cannon|Tezzla Cannon]] and im going to give you some info on how stuff works around here!
*Check the [ policies and guidelines]! These will help you get more details about the rules and stuff.
*Don't use bad grammar. Also, don't spam or vandalise. It's not nice and you will get blocked.
*Be nice to people. You can get some rude people, but don't retaliate, it just makes things worse. Be civil to everyone.
*Most people read the policies and guidelines, but miss this out, so i'll just tell it to you. Whenever you make a comment, on a forum, article discussion page, or user talk page, sign your comments at the end of your sentence with four of these ~ ~ ~ ~ (No spaces) and it shows your signiture so we know who made which comment.

===[[ edit]]===
 Here are some people you should talk to if you need any help.
 AreYouGoingToEatThatNuke?] or for short, call him Nukey. He is very helpful and can also make you a personalised signature.
*[ Porter21] - He is one of The Vault's two Bureucrats and knows everything about The Vault.
*[ Nitpicker of the Wastes]- or for short, call him Nitty. He has over 10,000 and is the most active administrator.
*[ Ausir]- He is the creator of The Vault and if you have any questions about Fallout, ask him.
*[ Gothemasticator]- or for short, call him Goth. He hates vandalsim, so if you want to report some vandalism, report the vandals to him.

===[[ edit]]===

===Make a user page. You can make yourself a more better member of The Vault community. If i was you, don't put your name, age, or address on there. There are lots of bad people out there on the Internet.===
*Ask Nukey if you want tips on making a good user page. He is great at making pages.
*Finally, enjoy The Vault! I hope you carry on making good contributions and hopefully, like many of our users, be a stayer. I look forward to working with you. Keep up the good work! Chenquieh!Tezzla Cannon 17:51, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

Help PageEdit

I also want to make another user page where people can ask questions for me to answer if they need help. How do i do that?Tezzla Cannon 18:32, April 17, 2010 (UTC)

Rollback Edit

Hi, since most of my edits consist of undoing vandalism, I was wondering whether you could give me the rollback privileges.
With New Vegas coming out soon, I could certainly use it :) --Anon (Talk) 07:13, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

I thought about applying for adminship, but not yet, as I'm currently busy on another wiki. Maybe before Nev Vegas comes out :) --Anon (Talk) 07:27, April 18, 2010 (UTC)

Category Edit

I feel that the "Category:The Pitt mentioned-only content" should be split into Category:The Pitt mentioned-only characters and The Pitt mentioned-only places (which already exists, but is under the Category:The Pitt). Is it okay with you if I do that? Ghouly89 (Talk) 02:32, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Nevermind. By using my better judgement (which is what I should do from now on), I went ahead and did it. Ghouly89 (Talk) 03:05, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

H4rkn355... Edit

... is the preliminary name I've given to my bot. I've been running some tests using the add text, replace and touch scripts, and am now comfortable with the syntax for basic commands - actually going so far as to run a full touch on the Verify category in the process :) Have at this stage initiated a forum item to seek approval before proceeding to establish an account for the bot. Nitty has made a comment that he thinks it should be named Ph03n1xBot, and I am aware that a bot should be readily identifiable, so would this be recommended?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 04:42, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Bot (yours) Edit

Nah, I'd rather you don't have the bot add the blank template. I will manually add each one filled out, because new users might start filling them in with wrong information/not know how to fill them in, so I want to get it right the first time. :) Ghouly89 (Talk) 07:44, April 21, 2010 (UTC)

Also, what's your final say on my adminship request? Ghouly89 (Talk) 02:21, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

Fallout Tactics: New Vegas Edit

If it turns tu be true, I guess we'll need to make Fallout Tactics a disambig and change all existing FOT links to links to Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. Ausir(talk) 08:15, April 24, 2010 (UTC)

I moved FOT back to Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (didn't notice that Nitty moved it just to Fallout Tactics, I think it should be at the full title, since it's actually more of a part of the title itself than it's the case with "A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game" for FO1 and FO2. I guess we can leave the redirect, though. I'd still change the Fallout Tactics links to Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel if it turns out to be true, in order to avoid confusion for people who might assume that a link to just Fallout Tactics means the iPhone game. Ausir(talk) 08:28, April 24, 2010 (UTC)


I went on the handling bug additions forum and you want bot helpers. I would like to help. Please may i have a bot?Tezzla Cannon 09:47, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

New formatting template? Edit

Just a thought I spontaneously had, but do you think this variation of {{Notebox}} could be used strictly for the transcripts of holotape-holodisk files from Fallout / Fallout 2? Again, I was just playing around with this, if green is the only color you want on the vault, then I will ditch the idea. Ghouly89 (Talk) 03:46, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Interactions templateEdit

Ouch... I should've been watching your edits a bit more closely :/ lol Thanks for your work - it's always appreciated :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 07:48, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

The showcase provides a good example of how the new demand-based template can be put to practical use, and looking through the data has also got me wondering... When I re-worked the FO1 template, I made the "Faction hostile if attacked" section into a yes/no field with no additional text. Should this also include the name of a faction made hostile?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:02, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Well, you might have a bit of occasional company in the template zone now :) As to the interactions template, I'll temporarily add back in the ability to name factions, but feel free to overwrite the template with the showcase one. I've added a doc file with some basics, but there are a few fields I left without a description, also due to unfamiliarity with FO1.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:37, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Help? Edit

Hey Porter, I'm having a bit of trouble with one of the Templates at the C&C Wiki and I can't seem to identify the problem. I'd appreciate your help.

Cheers, Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 11:49, April 29, 2010 (UTC)


Hah! It ain't you that's done it to me. I'm job searching, upping my hours at work, I just moved... plus some personal stuff - all good, but less time for the wiki. I'm not ditching The Vault, but I surely don't have time for more than sporadic appearances, at least for a while.--Gothemasticator 15:29, April 29, 2010 (UTC)


You know that vandal who made that page, TestPhil, should i remake that article? As it is a location in Fallout 3, located outside of Anchorage, accessible with only console commands.Tezzla Cannon 16:39, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Template Edit

Well, that explanation makes sense... if it wasn't for the fact that this template works perfectly, as do many other templates. It's just that one little bitch that doesn't want to suck up and do it's job. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 20:41, April 29, 2010 (UTC)

Portal design Edit

Hey Porter, I've been wondering, could you help me out in designing a main portal for navigation at the C&C Wiki? So far it's all FUBAR, making navigating a hassle. I'm not asking for actual content (that I can do myself), but the framework to fill in, since I suck at making nice, elegant portals. I'll owe you (another) one. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 09:42, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

Both actually. Given that the portals on the Vault are based on generally the same templates, I was thinking maybe you'd be able to create a similiar layout for the C&C Wiki, except with placeholder links and content that I'd later replace and implement. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 17:03, April 30, 2010 (UTC)
That'd be very, very welcome. Also, congrats on hitting 50k. :) Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 21:42, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

Hey Edit

Hello fellow Wastelander! I sure wont make an atomic apocalypse destroy my mood:)

I just want to say that this page is awsome, it has helped me alot. Ask me for any services

you may. ANYTHING! :)

New info?Edit

I think i found some more info on New Vegas here. Can you please tell me if it is true or not because i want to know first before adding it to the New Vegas articles. Tezzla Cannon 15:44, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

States Edit

I think merging them in Commonwealth articles makes sense. Ausir(talk) 23:19, April 30, 2010 (UTC)

JES is the only source with a full list, but the list was originally made for Van Buren and given that Sawyer is now in charge of FNV, I'd consider it at least semi-canon anyway. Ausir(talk) 10:47, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

I need your almighty coding powersEdit

I am the admin-o-crat on Fan Futuristics Wiki and I want to do a news feed like the one on the mainpage of this site but the right columns are too small, any idea how to widen them? [Composite 4] (My Talk)

Thanks so much, appreciate it. [Composite 4] (My Talk)

State maps Edit

Done and added. BTW, 16 edits more and you've hit the 50k edits mark! Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 18:48, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

Well, it speaks volumes of your ability to focus and dedicate yourself to a cause. Looks good on your resume. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 19:17, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed width Edit

What do you think of making the article area fixed width? It obviously has both advantages and disadvantages. Ausir(talk) 10:05, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

I put it at Forum:Fixed width. Ausir(talk) 10:43, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

Melee category Edit

Vegas (according to the Strength screenshot) is using Melee, not Melee Weapons, right? Right.

Should the Vegas (and Van Buren) Melee weapon articles use Category:Melee, or Category:Melee Weapons? Or should Category:Melee redirect to Melee Weapons? Nitty Tok. 17:12, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

I think a melee category would be better. Nukey - (Speak to me!!!) 17:14, May 2, 2010 (UTC)
Well, the category is supposed to contain weapons which use the skill in question, so it should probably rather be separate. I think the categorization needs a revamp in that regard though; currently people are using the various weapon skill categories both for "this weapon uses X skill" and "this weapon is X type of weapon". For example, there are FOBOS weapons in all these categories although FOBOS doesn't even have skills in the traditional sense (skills in FOBOS are roughly equivalent to perks in the other FO titles). -- Porter21 (talk) 17:52, May 2, 2010 (UTC)
Got it made, then. Thanks. Nitty Tok. 22:32, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

WTF? Edit

why did you remove my edit on the super mutent page there was no info on the new vegas super mutents so i added some and a picture are you a f****** idiot the point of wiki is to add info about things when its not there and improve what over people have added not to completly remove articles because your afraid of change thats vandalism and if it isent changed back or edited to it is somehow acseptable i will put it back over and over i have had to deal with you vandalising pages i have made in the past and i dont want to have to deal with such stupid crap again

oh and my name is crisscross1993 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Crisscross1993 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Use of profanity is looked down upon on the Wikia, and it may have been speculative. Nukey - (Speak to me!!!)

modify lol

i added information that wasent there no one had made a section about FNV super mutants and i added one you did not replace you just auto deleted what i added your a backward **** and im not swearing im saying for you to go f*** yourself whats so offencive about 3 little stars and a f infront of it huh —Preceding unsigned comment added by Crisscross1993 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!


The Reflection's name is ReflectionTM. Should it stay as Reflection, or can we put the superscript TM in there somehow? Nitty Tok. 22:32, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

Alright, thanks. Nitty Tok. 12:12, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Command line parameters Edit

Hi Porter. Just noticed you have your bot changing the base/ref ids to 8 digit format, and was interested in what parameters you are using to achieve this? Assuming a starting point of with base id and ref id tags   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:16, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Would adding -nocase to the command line allow the pattern matching portion to be simplified to "([baseid|additem|refid)([ ]*?)=([ ]*?)([0-9abcdef]{5})\r\n"? P.S. That is a useful example, as it is something I've been considering ie how to incorporate conditional searches and replacement. :) P.P.S Happy to play my part, although I recognize some people have more qualifications and experience, that I tend to defer to ;)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:38, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Vandal Edit

I'm a vandal? I'm going to ban you for being a bot without a flag. No human could make this many edits so fast. :) Ausir(talk) 12:11, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Shush, Porter! He's mad at me. Nitty Tok. 12:12, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

hey Edit

i tried to do something about that testphil page you deleted but was unable to delete the page or flag it for deletion. is it impossible to do that or did i just miss it. i just deleted the page content tho =) Lachanadan 22:36, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up Edit

Hahaha. That was actually my mistake, and not the bot - well spotted! I have been running it semi-automated, due to the complexity of some of the variations, and that particular line was a manual edit. I double-checked my old user-fixes section and all is good there ie no |360}} replacement tags. Currently, I'm using nocase regex variations based on \(confirmed.*?pc.*?ps3.*?xbox360.*?\) which is better suited as a catch-all for the vast array of punctuation permutations, version and GOTY notes.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:09, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

I'd hate to have to do each one individually, as I find the connection to the API often times out, meaning it generally takes a couple of hours to do a single pass on Fallout 3 pages even with -excepttitle:"jpg|jpeg|png" :( I've actually got my functions saved in sections in the file (bugs, spelling, moving tags etc) and call the relevant operation from the command line with -fix:bugs (for example) - much easier to edit the file as required :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:43, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that Porter - that will make a difference! I had noticed the namespaces in the family file, but wasn't aware that this option would keep it to articles. As to namespaces, is there an option to access Special pages? I was thinking something along the lines of double redirects, or uncategorized images...   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 10:09, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

FO3 NPC project Interactions sectionsEdit

Remember this conversation?

::I agree with renaming the "Related quests" section. I'll have the bot make any change that is agreed on; I only used my own suggestions because I didn't have the time to wait for the result of a discussion before leaving.
Regarding "Other interactions" and "effects of player actions", I'd just like to explain how I meant these to be used before the discussion continues. "Effects of player actions" was meant to list all player actions which can have an effect on the status of the character in question, both directly and indirectly. It wasn't meant to be a third category of interactions (if that makes any sense), more an "additional info" section. I figured that listing these seperately would help to stop the quest interaction sections from becoming bloated, and that it would also allow us to list effects on the character which are not the result of a direct interaction with the character. As an example for the latter, the effect of the player's choice in The Power of the Atom on Moira Brown and the effect which the player choosing to kill Moriarty has on Gob were two examples I was thinking of. Neither of these are the result of the player interacting with the affected character directly, and I wouldn't consider Moira as being involved in The Power of the Atom. Just as a clarification.
On a sidenote, for the quest involvement section I'd personally prefer the "Quest name/link: Description of interaction" list format I used above instead of going into h4 headings and using {{main}}. Might just be personal preference, but I think it might help with keeping these sections brief and concise (plus h4 headings are hard to tell apart from h3 ones). -- Porter21 (talk) 18:23, March 25, 2010 (UTC)
Seems I killed the discussion - I should really stop posting such walls of text :P Anyway, let me know how you want the headings to be changed and I'll set the bot on it. -- Porter21 (talk) 09:38, April 14, 2010 (UTC)

If possible, I would like the Interactions section to contain only two subsections:

  • Quests (replacing "Realted quests")
  • Effects of player actions (already exists)
    I would be grateful if you can set your bot on it. I'm revamping the NPC project discussion page to highlight current guidelines, and I'll hold off on this subsection until/if you are able to make the changes. Thanks.--Gothemasticator 17:30, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. There's no rush on my request. You can check out the current NPC project talk page to see what things look like.--Gothemasticator 17:42, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Other Interactions seems to me to be unneeded in the majority of pages, and even on the pages it could be useful it just encourages random comments. I think random encounters, like Amata's, can be safely included under Quests. Minor stuff can be handled under Notes. If we run into a specific case that is troublesome, I'd prefer to handle that individually.--Gothemasticator 17:47, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. And I agree about not removing filled-in subsection titles.--Gothemasticator 18:19, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Again, thank you! :) Check out the project talk page where I've written up usage of the Interactions section. Let me know if you think it could be clearer.--Gothemasticator 19:35, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

FO3 NPC projectEdit

Thank you for your continuing work on the ongoing Fallout 3 NPC project. Please visit the project talk page for the latest updates and current discussions. Our goal is to finish this project before the release of New Vegas! Cheers.--Gothemasticator 18:05, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

Did you know...?Edit

How do I make it work for the C&C Wiki? I'd like to rig the code so that it'd display one of several images in the right column for the game-specific portals. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 22:19, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

Unused files Edit

I'm assuming one needs admin privileges to tackle the Unused files category (beyond tagging obviously spurious images with {{delete}})?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 12:57, May 5, 2010 (UTC)

You may have noticed from some of my recent initiatives that I really would like to get into file management areas that I suspect would need admin rights to achieve effectively.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:06, May 6, 2010 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. I have no objection to integrating the two category groupings along the lines of your proposal to simply maintenance from an admin perspective, but was not going to alter the existing format unilaterally to achieve my aims. You have correctly identified the basis for establishing the category :). As can be seen, it is my intention to streamline and simplify processing of images that need to be addressed. Primarily the existing structure is setup from an article perspective rather than a file management one, and the {{badimage}} template is currently flawed in practice, as it lumps poor quality images in the same category with image requests for article pages. Your suggestion of a merge sounds appropriate with a change in the main category name as mentioned, and would satisfactorally meet my requirements. The three sub-categories could then be transferred across, and the {{badimage}} template could be modified to point to the Image improvement needed category (or similar title you think is appropriate). Thanks for your thoughts - any other suggestions?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:14, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Achievements Edit

Looks like an achievement system for Wikia is being tested and will be rolled out on all wikis at some point (see: Iron Man Wiki). Not a fan of achievements myself, but I guess that when they're introduced, it would be nice to change the default pictures and names to Vault Boy/perk ones. What do you think? Ausir(talk) 01:20, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

I personally think an achievement system would demoralize the wiki... Since when did everything become about earning points?! Having this system would make new and less mature editors want to hoard achievements, not contribute meaningful edits. And with these news editors rolling in to boast about their points, we would only have more useless edits to revert. I hope there is some say in which wiki chooses to have achievements implemented. But, if that's how the cookie will crumble, then I agree with Ausir that the icons for them should at least be Fallout related. Ghouly89 (Talk) 00:37, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Edit

I hadn't figured that out yet... sorry. Thank's for helping me. :). Nukey - (Speak to me!!!) 21:40, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

I know it might seem like I think you have all of the power to do this, but what if you contacted Wikia technicians and got them to add those things to the image box? Nukey - (Speak to me!!!)

22:01, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Work and edits, just work and edits Edit

Say, would you like asistance with adding all the FO3 quest stages on your respective User page link? If you are doing something else/ don't want help, then I'm just giving a friendly offer :). Also, I think alphebetizing the Navboxes for Fallout pages is my next main quest. For example, Template:Navbox characters FO1 is listed in approximate order of when you meet major characters in the game. I think since that varies with every user, and since it is very easy to read things that are alphebetized, that this should be done. Just tell me if you intended it to be the original way. Ghouly89 (Talk) 00:54, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I am completely unfamiliar with the GECK :/. However, I am good at filling in the emplty shells called templates that you are rather good at creating. :) So, are you talking about adding those directly to the quest pages? Ghouly89 (Talk) 23:00, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Wiki policy Edit

Yeah, sounds good. Ausir(talk) 08:34, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Configuring the bot Edit

Hey, I was wondering if you could help me configure the PYWbot for the C&CWiki. I have it installed and can run python scripts no problem, but whenever I try e.g. replace, it just prints the manual for the script instead of actually doing it. Please help - I've already suffered enough recategrizing this shit by hand. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 22:59, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Archive button image Edit

It kinda sucks that the archive button doesn't have an image, isn't there a way of adding this one? --Light Daxter - Talk 15:15, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the new button image! --Light Daxter - Talk 21:02, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Coding Edit

Here's the family config file.

# -*- coding: utf-8  -*-
import family

# The CNC Wikia (EVA Database)

class Family(family.Family):

    def __init__(self):

        family.Family.__init__(self)          = 'cnc'
        self.langs         = {
                               'en': '',
        # Most namespaces are inherited from family.Family; overrides below.
        self.namespaces[4] = {'_default': u'The Vault'}
        self.namespaces[5] = {'_default': u'The Vault talk'}
        self.namespaces[6] = {'_default': u'File'}
        self.namespaces[7] = {'_default': u'File talk'}
        # Custom namespace list (for en).
        self.namespaces[110] = {'_default':u'Forum'}
        self.namespaces[111] = {'_default':u'Forum talk'}
        self.namespaces[112] = {'_default':u'Portal'}
        self.namespaces[113] = {'_default':u'Portal talk'}
        self.namespaces[400] = {'_default':u'Video'}
        self.namespaces[401] = {'_default':u'Video talk'}
        self.namespaces[500] = {'_default':u'User blog'}
        self.namespaces[501] = {'_default':u'User blog comment'}
        self.namespaces[502] = {'_default':u'Blog'}
        self.namespaces[503] = {'_default':u'Blog talk'}

    def apipath(self, code):
        return '/api.php'

    def path(self, code):
        return '/index.php'
    def hostname(self,code):
        return self.langs[code]

    def version(self, code):
        return "1.15.3"

I tried to use the "replace" command, after logging in of course.~I'm using my own username with the proper password - there's not that much work to do, so making a separate account is unnecessary imho. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 16:59, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Re: BlockEdit

Oh right. I was just editing and then suddenly it came up saying i am blocked by Nitty. Probably a glitch or something.that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 12:10, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

New categories for merge Edit

I have established Category:Attention required and Category:Nominated for deletion as per your recommendations, but would just like to check on something with you before proceeding any further. Is there an ability to move categories as with articles, or is this an admin level task? I am happy to implement the changes but don't want to break anything in the process, namely the Article management section on Special:RecentChanges, which I currently do not have sufficient privileges to edit. See you when you get back :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 06:24, May 8, 2010 (UTC)

Summary of changes: After giving the process a bit more thought, I figured I should be able to complete most of it, and have done so :). Created Category:Attention required, and changed all sub-categories to be nested under this header. Have initially set up redirects as a catch-all for Category:Articles requiring attention and Category:Files requiring attention to point to the new cat, but have updated links of pages that were pointing to the old cats (with one exception, mentioned later). Nested Category:Articles nominated for deletion and Category:Files nominated for deletion under subcat Category:Nominated for deletion as a temporary measure, so nothing ends up breaking just yet :). Templates {{Delete}} and {{Unused}} have been updated to point to the newly merged Category:Nominated for deletion. Have merged {{badimage}} and {{image quality}}, retaining the former with a few modifications and nominating the latter for deletion. Only thing remaining at this stage that remains a priority is to update the MediaWiki:Recentchangestext page, which requires admin privileges to change (which I do not have at the present time, pending the result of my admin application). Well, that's where things are up to so far. Does the method and approach I have taken sound reasonable? Did you have any suggestions or recommendations for any changes that could refine the merge? Thanks again.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:59, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

FO1/2/T items Edit

If the weapon stats for FO1/2 and for FOT are identical and the only difference is the inventory image, do you think we should still split the page or just redirect e.g. Power fist (Fallout Tactics) to Power fist (Fallout)? Ausir(talk) 19:16, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Weight is also different (7 and 9), but I think it's close enough to just include both in the same infobox like with the Turbo plasma rifle (Fallout) differences. Ausir(talk) 19:18, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Interactions Edit

How about changing "interactions with the player character" to just "interactions" in character articles? It's shorter, it's pretty clear anyway, and could also cover in-game interactions between characters. Ausir(talk) 07:18, May 13, 2010 (UTC)

I'd say that relations with other characters covered by background and relationships are a different thing, as they should be covered from the in-universe perspective regardless of whether they actually interact with each other in-game, while in Interactions, only actual interactions between characters would be covered. Ausir(talk) 12:27, May 13, 2010 (UTC)

Bot edits on Templates Edit

Unfortunately the bot seems to have stripped all the tagged categories from the templates, rather than just changing the cat from Article to Page management. I'm just going through them now to fix up.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 14:35, May 13, 2010 (UTC)

That's useful to know, just in case I'm inclined to dabble with - at present I'm right at home with ;) Now with the DEFAULTSORT on the doc files, what is this handling? I'm assuming Template ordering is done alphabetically by default. P.S My internet is reeeaaaalllll ssslllllooooowwwwww at the moment - as in dial-up slow, as in 2 minutes to load a page slow! :O Gotta get to bed now, as I've got work in the morning, so I'll catch up with you tomorrow. :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 15:06, May 13, 2010 (UTC)
The second-to-last sentence summed it up nicely, but thanks for the nice backstory :) very ;)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 08:17, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Fallout Tactics missions Edit

Hey Porter. I've been playing through Tactics, and I was wondering if it would be possible to split up the mission/town articles into, say, Brahmin Wood (town) and Brahmin Wood (mission), or give the missions unique names? Nitty Tok. 02:20, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, hadn't noticed your response until now. Thanks! I'll get right to it. Nitty Tok. 14:24, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Talk page archives incorrectly listed on Followed pageEdit

See my followed page, Special:Following/Gothemasticator. Archived talk pages are showing up as archived article pages, which do not exist. Any ideas?--Gothemasticator 05:17, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Doh! Protection settings changed. Try to view it again. And, no the same doesn't happen on the watchlist page.--Gothemasticator 07:08, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll do that.--Gothemasticator 07:19, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

Admin Request. Edit

Don't let the title mislead you, I probably aren't active enough on this wiki to be an admin here anyway. But what I want to know is how to grant someone admin rights, and also, if an admin can grant those rights? I am fairly "green" to the tehcnical side of the Wikis. I am currently the only "authority" if I should call it anything, at the Metro 2033 wiki, and it's been under attack by many spammers, vandals and whatnot for quite some time now, and I can't ban every single one or correct every single problem on my own there. I just don't know where to turn, so... can you help me out with this problem? How to give admin rights?

Wow, thanks for the help then. I really appreciate it, I truly do. Sadist King 06:25, May 15, 2010 (UTC)Sadist King

Unlisted Copyright templates Edit

In MediaWiki:Licenses a few copyright templates (such as OtherAuthor, PD) aren't listed when you need to select a license for an uploaded image. I'm not sure of they should be there or not, but I wanted to notify you either way in case you missed it or something. And good job on all the templates and documentations! --Light Daxter - Talk 11:33, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Oh I forot PD was there, mixed it GFDL. But thanks for the explanation. p.s. You accidentally added the PD template to my page but I fixed it already (added the tl one). Light Daxter - Talk 12:44, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Templates Edit

How often is the data cached for the Wiki's Templates? I have been working at correcting all the links that lead to the wrong article name on a template, and it seems it hasn't cached, so it still directs to the wrong page. Ghouly89 (Talk) 02:33, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Good to know. Anyhow, right now, I don't feel like doing much work with Fallout; a strange fatigue has hit me. Can you think of any tasks for me to keep occupied with that pertain to the template namespace? Ghouly89 (Talk) 07:38, May 16, 2010 (UTC)
Check the forum again. Ghouly89 (Talk) 08:12, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

Advertising Age interview Edit

Hi Porter. A reporter from Advertising Age is writing an article about how user-generated articles are becoming more valuable than paid-for articles. He wants to interview a couple Wikia editors to learn about their motivations to contribute to a wiki. You were one of the editors I suggested, so now I'm contacting you to see if you would be interested in participating. If not, just leave a reply on my talk page. If you are interested, send me an email and I will follow up there. Thanks. JoePlay@fandom (talk) 17:08, May 17, 2010 (UTC)

Missing article creators Edit

I have noticed, that when you make a new article, the thing at the top with all the article creation templates, is missing a few templates. Such as Van Buren clothing, and stuff. How do i make one of them and add it to the thing at the top? Also, how did you get those green boxes on your user page?that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 16:19, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Dinky Edit

For some reason the formatting of the page appeared wrong in my browser. All it showed was a = followed by ==[[Category:____]]== . By the way, your user page looks nice. User Nukey Nukey - talk 18:40, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I just didn't notice your edit on the page. Sorry. User Nukey Nukey - talk 18:42, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Clothing creator Edit

I have made the Van Buren clothing article creation template on my sandbox. Is there anything wrong with it or is it okay?that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 19:28, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

I have added he armor template. that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 08:10, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Admin backupEdit

Would you mind taking a look at this guy? He and I are edit-warring over at Greg Bear. I've posted twice on his talk page, which he ignores. Since I'm involved, I'd appreciate you stepping in to mediate. Thanks.--Gothemasticator 21:19, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Appreciate it.--Gothemasticator 21:24, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
The Fallout 3 Official Game Guide says (about Grudd and John), "...they may be related to Paladin Kodiak, of the Brotherhood of Steel." Just "may be". And it doesn't say anything about them under Greg.
Not helping the situation much, am I? :P Nitty Tok. 21:30, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
Well, if it's in the guide it could be added to the article (with a reference). I guess there is a difference between "editor speculation" and "official speculation" (for lack of better terms). -- Porter21 (talk) 21:34, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
I've no objection to sourced Guide material.--Gothemasticator 21:38, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Doc TemplateEdit

Well, I think it's clear enough for anybody who's got the know-how to be looking to use it. A little outside of my daily routine, but I followed it okay.--Gothemasticator 22:07, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Ah. I see the question. Well, the color-coded stars work just fine, I think, as formatting goes. What really helps the gamearticle doc, though, is the "Examples" section. For clarity you just can't beat examples.--Gothemasticator 22:32, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
I prefer it with background and borders. I think it's clearer and easier to read more quickly. :) --Gothemasticator 13:23, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

User Page Edit

You're showing off!! It looks soooo pretty lol   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:53, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

New creator Edit

I have made the FOT quests article creator on my sandbox. It seems that a lot of the templates for FOT quests have not been made, so they need to be made to complete my article creator. that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 13:58, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Finished the FOT mission creator now.that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 14:38, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

I have also made the FOT weapon creator on my second sandbox. that guy who likes to use the tesla cannon 14:54, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Thank You Edit

I appreciate you taking the time to fix my user boxes. Thanks. User-Nukey Pedobear Squee 23:36, May 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hunters Edit

In Fallout 3, there are two different types of Hunters. Can i split them up into two articles, or should it stay as one? Tezzla blah blah blah 10:22, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Or should we split the article? Tezzla blah blah blah 10:37, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

I have decided to split it. I have splitted it now. Tezzla blah blah blah 11:43, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Megaton Refugee Edit

Why did you delete my picture of the Megaton Refugee? I was trying to help the Vault Community!

Extracting category filelists Edit

Hi Porter. Did you know of a way to extract a complete file or page listing for a category? I had tried using, but it would appear this only displays a list locally rather than having to ability to output to a file. Any suggestions would be welcome.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 09:24, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Porter! Just what I was looking for :)   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 02:08, May 26, 2010 (UTC)

C&C Wiki navigation Edit

Hey Porter, I worked on the sidebar as you suggested. The Portals have yet to come, but for now, I'm more interested in your opinion on the general feel of navigation now. Personal_Sig_Image.gif Tagaziel (call!) 14:09, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

NPC projectEdit

Thanks for the attention!:) --Gothemasticator 18:50, May 25, 2010 (UTC)

Would it work to leave encounters under Quests but just write them thusly?:
  • Random Encounter: Amata's Fate: If you blah blah blah, Amata can be encountered blah blah blah...
Not too many NPCs have random encounters. What do you think?--Gothemasticator 07:44, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
I attempted to begin where you left off with M. But I'm multitasking, so I didn't get far. Burke was just a fluke. He popped up on the recent changes and I remembered how long I've wanted to fix that article. I'm done for the night, actually. Not enough brain power left for anything productive. See you tomorrow. And, really, thanks for putting in the concentrated effort. It's been a while since the project got some lovin'. :) --Gothemasticator 08:36, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

NPC page edits Edit

I had been looking through a number of the edits you've been making to the NPC pages, and have been continually impressed by the concise quality I've seen in them. Keep up the excellent work!   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 02:26, May 26, 2010 (UTC)

Nuka Cola addiction redirect Edit

Would this be better suited pointing the other way, as we seem to have standardized on Nuka-Cola formatted with a dash?   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 11:49, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

Permission,,, Edit

Hi...I have my own site of Fallout...just for the purpose of my friends and other people. I was wondering, would i be able to use things from your site...? Or do i not need permissin. I understand this is like wikipedia ( Free edits ) But i want to makes sure....I plan to give recognition to the site for what i use...So reply soon..thanks. 00:27, May 28, 2010 (UTC) Anonymous

Anybody is free to reuse material from this wiki as long as proper attribution is given (see Wikia's license page). Hope that helps :) -- Porter21 (talk) 06:33, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Red links Edit

Thanks for pointing that out - I'll carry out a review to double-check in the next few days.   phoenix  txt  Mini-FO3 Logo2 22:18, May 28, 2010 (UTC)

Capitol TrenchesEdit

The Super Mutant Bunker is a small building inside the trenches. The trenches are the place where the bunker is. Why were the article deleted? Tezzla blah blah blah 17:50, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

Notebox Template Idea Edit

To make the notebox template a bit classier, what if we used a font like Handwriting - Dakota (Mac OS X) or a bit handwritiesh? i.e.:

Example Notebox

|User- Nukey SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!Kawaii Toast 00:31, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Creator box ideaEdit

For the article creator template box, should we add a "Other" section? With article creators for Pre-war companies, and Developrs, and stuff like that? Tezzla blah blah blah 10:53, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Mhmm Edit

Yeah, that font seems pretty good as well. Any plans of changing it? User- Nukey SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!Kawaii Toast 15:55, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Company Edit

I have made the pre war company creator on my second sandbox. Tezzla blah blah blah 17:43, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

Gambling Edit

Would you call gambling in New Vegas a skill or a "new" feature? I know that gambling is making a return to the game, and there are games involved. For people that started playing the Fallout series by starting on Fallout 3, gambling would be a new feature. I believe that gambling should be considered a feature because those new players wouldn't know about it in the past games. What is your opinion? TrailerParkApe 01:46, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

Digest Edit

I figured I should finally do another Vault news digest, so I'm writing one now. Anything you think should be there that I might have missed? If so, feel free to add it. Ausir(talk) 00:11, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks my friend ! I'm Come BACK ! Edit

Hello my friend ! And thank you for this message of greeting me happy to come back among you ^^.

So I didn't have much time for the wiki because of family life, works etc... but it's little better now, I can help the wiki as best I could once again !

Ah yes, another thing, happy to see you again and The Vault Family too =). Itachou [~talk~] 17:08, June 8, 2010 (UTC)

MyHome Edit

Yeah, sounds like a good idea. Would it be possible to put game logos with links to portals at the top of MyHome, like in the main page intro? This way the users would easily find what they're looking for. Ausir(talk) 19:31, June 8, 2010 (UTC)

No idea. Ausir(talk) 02:14, June 9, 2010 (UTC)

What Edit

Hey yeah Porter i dont know why you sent me a message i dont remember saying that stuff.... OH CRAP my stupid brother ahhhhhhh god dang my dumb brother always does this stuff.hes stupid, hes 14 and he thinks whatever he puts in talk pages is best for me he acts like a child.

And while you're fixing infoboxes Edit

Could you figure out a way for the ammo infobox to accept 'empty' as a parameter for the 'ammo type' section? Nitty Tok. 00:12, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! Nitty Tok. 18:52, June 10, 2010 (UTC)
...I mean, oops. 9mm (Fallout) broke... Nitty Tok. 18:54, June 10, 2010 (UTC)
It's still not accepting it. I've got it in a setup like on 10mm (Fallout), where the one I want empty is the second ammo type. (First is Ball) Nitty Tok. 18:59, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Capitalize or notEdit

I see you undid an 'undo' edit that I made in reponse to an anonymous contributor who uncapitalized a number of links on the Tenpenny Tower (quest), and you pointed to the rules on the FW:EDIT page. However, I feel there is a contradiction between the rules posted on that page.


  • Game-specific words should always use the ingame spelling, even in cases when it is incorrect.

In my interpretation this means that if you speak about assault rifles or combat shotguns in general, the word should not be capitalized, however, when you speak about, and add links to that specific assault rifle or combat shotgun model that appears in the Fallout games, the spelling of the word should adhere to the in-game spelling so the reader can recognize that the author is referring to an in-game item.

But then the below section contradicts this interpretation:


  • Article names and links should not be overcapitalized, regardless of whether they relate to in-game subjects or not, and regardless of in-game spelling. For example, we use "Fallout series" and "Fallout setting", not "Fallout Series" and "Fallout Setting". Proper names, such as Pancor Jackhammer should be capitalized, but common words, like combat shotgun, should not.

In the light of the fact that you reversed my undo, the first rule under the Language section should be clarified because right now it is confusing. Also, Ghoul Mask, that was uncapitalized is not a common word, as it refers to a specific and unique in-game item. Desyndra 07:33, June 10, 2010 (UTC)

Navbox Edit

Looks good! I think I prefer the standard version myself. The other versions are somewhat confusing. BTW, I think {{Navbox Enclave}} is too big in general and should probably be divided into a general Enclave template and an Enclave characters one, perhaps. Ausir(talk) 10:39, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Just another thank youEdit

Every time I see your latest batch of work I wish afresh I had more time to give to The Vault. It's just great work you do and so much of it! I really am going to be largely gone through sometime in August. I may have a new city to live in and a new job with it. So, I'm preoccupied with uncertain preliminaries at the moment. I'll keep popping my head in now and then. Hopefully things will settle somewhat for me by the time New Vegas is released. I know the busyness around here increases with every tidbit of new teaser info, but there really will be a flood when the game hits the consoles. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 19:08, June 13, 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for moving all the categories and portal templates. Could you also make a logo pic and make the bot change V13 abbreviation in games template etc. to FOOL? Ausir(talk) 00:40, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Well, FOOL sounds funnier, and has been used by fans for years, so I'd go with that. :) As for merging, sounds like a good idea. Ausir(talk) 09:04, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Help at Vault-Tec Labs Edit

I believe I have created quite the mess over at the Modding Wiki. While trying to update their forums to a better standard (like the Vault's), I somehow screwed up the new forums I added. I would appreciate it if you took a look at this forum, as well as this one. Then, message me on my talk page over there. I don't believe it's a big problem, just something I may have messed up in adding a few new templates to the wiki. Again, I would really appreciate your valuable help. Thanks, Ghouly89 (Talk) 19:21, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Registered and logged-in contributor can't edit FNV weapons page?Edit

User:Vault-Tec_CEO reports that he still cannot edit the FNV weapons page. Any idea why? --Gothemasticator 21:51, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

I never realized that. Just read through Anon's linked permissions page above. Guess it just never "registered" with me. Haha. Thanks for the reply.--Gothemasticator 07:45, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

FOOL forum Edit

Given that it's officially announced, what do you think about setting up a separate forum board for FOOL? Ausir(talk) 01:30, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Maybe FOT, FOBOS, FOOL, canceled games? Ausir(talk) 07:47, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, thought so too, maybe "Fallout series general discussion"? Ausir(talk) 08:22, June 18, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed width help Edit

Having noticed that this wiki is going to be reformatted with a fixed width page layout, I was wondering if you could help me (you appear to know what's involved). I edit primarily on the Mass Effect Wiki, and want to alter my settings there to display the fixed width format while logged in. Is this possible, or does such a format change have to be wiki-wide and for all users? If it is possible, then how? I'd appreciate any answers you can give. -- Commdor (Talk) 23:33, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, it worked liked a charm. -- Commdor (Talk) 23:33, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

Digest Edit

It would probably be a good idea to post a new digest now, with e.g. info on how to disable fixed width, and link to Tezzla's admin request? Anything else it should cover? Ausir(talk) 13:55, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, sounds like a good idea. Same with portals. Ausir(talk) 14:21, June 23, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Signature template Edit

Thanks. I had forgotten that before I made the name of the template. Again, thanks. -- FO3 Nuka-Cola Quantum Nuka-Cola addict

Suggestion Edit

Is there any possible way that you can implement something on this page where the page updates itself in the "My Home" section instead of having to refresh the page? I'm not sure if this is already implemented on this website; if it is, I guess my internet is below par. TrailerParkApe 21:08, June 24, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed widthEdit

First off, I am enjoying it. It's great for tables and images. Great move. Second, here's a page suffering from the changeover. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 05:52, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

I put in a report at Help Wikia as well as at Wikia Central. We'll see if they reply. I just wanted to make you aware of it. :) --Gothemasticator 14:01, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

mycatisorangeandhisname... Edit

The user, mycatisorangeandhisnameisoffensivetopeople, should be told to make another account with an acceptable user name. He is acting childish by making that kind of name after his last account was deleted. Nukey (talk) 11:45, June 27, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed Width Issues Edit

On the Fallout 3 armor and clothing page, the tables are off of the page (I don't know how else to word that :d.). Nukey (talk) 15:28, June 29, 2010 (UTC)


I'm so glad someone else thinks that page is confusing and unhelpful! I spent some time just feeling dumb. The page you linked me to instead is much much better. Thank you.--Gothemasticator 19:34, June 29, 2010 (UTC)

fif son aka shiftykid613 ya heard Edit

im 25 and prolly the only nigga on this site real talk —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiftykid613 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Hi Edit

Heyy Porter? How the hell do you make templates that good. Like, you only go on the vault wiki so how did you learn? and you should use your skills on other wikis. You're a talented wikian if you only started in 2008. I think you should work for wikia, making them templates and make a wiki for users to request templates and other help. I could help too. I'm not really asking for anything but a talented wikian shouldn't be ignored. I made most of these templates on this [1]. Please give me some feedback on my wiki Matt OF THE Wastes 10:40, July 2, 2010 (UTC)

Fallout 3 achievements and trophies Edit

Fallout 3 achievements and trophies

The very first achievement says "Got the Pip-Boy 3000 "

it should be "Get the Pip-boy 3000"

after all it is under the Requirements.

(Loper324 13:13, July 2, 2010 (UTC))

Hi Porter Edit

I heard you were the one who makes the templates. I'm interested. I have already made some that are on my userpage like {{Userboxes}}{{User Australian}}{{Userboxesend}} —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Fallout (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Merge Edit

Thanks for merging the templates. Here's a Forum suggestion I made Forum:Disambiguation pages Mr. Fallout 11:41, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

Operation Terminal Edit

53,000 edits!?!?!?! =O I couldn't do that if my life depended on it. Well what do you think I should do, I could stop what I've been searching for for the past 2 days (I'm using a PS3 for it) or keep going and use that for referencing? Smuff 11:43, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

you too 06:40, July 6, 2010 (UTC)dementedghost

Megaton clinic Patient bug


Template:Games Edit

Sorry, I somehow overlooked your message. Yeah, sounds like a good idea. BTW, we should probably make some decision on Tezzla's adminship. Ausir(talk) 19:02, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

Also, would probably be a good idea to introduce a minimum time one has to wait after his failed adminship request and before the next one. Ausir(talk) 11:15, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much sums up my thoughts too. Perhaps 2 months would be better? Ausir(talk) 11:36, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
OK, I'll post it. Ausir(talk) 21:55, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
As for the template, I like it. A simple and clever solution. Ausir(talk) 18:44, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Infoboxes with subdivisions of games Edit

Hey Porter, the infobox on Charisma isn't working, the game1 - game1b - game1c headers don't show up. Can you fix it? Nitty Tok. 23:05, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

You do so much for so little, Porter. Thank you. :3 Nitty Tok. 12:37, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Add people Edit

Heyy porter? could it be possible for me to make a page for people to type down their PSN, Gamertag or Steam so you could add them? I would like to make the page so people could add others and ask for help or play games online.Mr. Fallout

Tabs Edit

You know the tabs for the article pages ect? I think we should round them to give it a better look. Nukey (talk) 03:39, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

Ishotamaninnewreno Edit

By the way, seen the Dot/Reno/Gothemasticator drama? I think Gothemasticator was a bit harsh on Reno given that it's Dot that's been doing most of the insulting (some of it from another IP, for which I blocked him) and that unlike him, Reno is a valuable contributor even if he hasn't edited much lately. Hopefully I'll be able to talk him out out leaving. Ausir(talk) 11:43, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I don't really blame Goth for trying to be impartial. As for us basing decisions on whether someone meaningfully contributes to the wiki, I don't see anything wrong with giving active contributors some benefit of doubt (of course to an extent). Ausir(talk) 14:19, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Achievements Edit

By the way, as a Wikia helper, I'm to ask admins of wikis on our current focus list whether they'd mind achievements being set up now on the wiki. Since The Vault is one of them, I'm asking you (they will most likely be activated sooner or later anyway, though). If they are to be set up, I think it's best to first start a forum thread with ideas for names and Vault Boy images for the achievements and then set them up only when we've already customized them. What do you think? Ausir(talk) 11:56, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

As for ads, I agree, although there isn't much we can do about it other than using Adblock. As for achievements, they have both advantages and disadvantages, obviously. I don't think they will be that much of a problem, though, as long as we block people for abusing them. Ausir(talk) 14:21, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Hm, I haven't actually encountered any "sponsored links" like that yet. Any links to where you've seen them? Ausir(talk) 17:58, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

But I was just having fuuuuunnnnn... Edit

Okay. You do that, my fingers are cramping. :P Nitty Tok. 13:03, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Protecting F:NV Companion page Edit

I protected the F:NV Companions page due to excessive vandalism (3 days, new and unregistered users). Are you okay with this? Nukey (talk) (blog) 16:19, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Just a question. Edit

As regarding the empty mercenary page for fallout 1,it says you want a specific character used for this page.But i was wondering if i could fill it in without mentioning a specific mercenary character.Let me know what you think.Jamesgc 10:59, July 14, 2010 (UTC)Jamesgc

Ok ill make a page for it.When im done could you have a look and gimme some feedback.Thanks.Jamesgc 09:54, July 15, 2010 (UTC)Jamesgc
Alright i have done a little amount of work on the Mercenary (Fallout) page.This was the most i could do because of a bad internet connection, if you see anything wrong with it let me know thanks.Jamesgc 21:05, July 15, 2010 (UTC)Jamesgc

Fallout 3 - Broken steel - Waking up??? Edit

I'm playing Fallout 3 for PC. I just woke up in the Citadel for Broken Steel, but I can't move. No comands work and all that I can do is cough "E". Can any one help me or does any one knows wy this is appening?

MadMax 81 16:12, July 16, 2010 (UTC)

Forum Adminship requestEdit

I see you closed the one topic, but isn't this one the one that needs to be brought to an official close?--Gothemasticator 23:35, July 16, 2010 (UTC)

Fallout: New Vegas Edit

Hello my friend, I'm back of my holiday ^^.

Yes yes, I already understood this rule, the rest was just before knowing this. Otherwise, Canon makes no sense for me, when Interplay had Fallout, Tactics and BOS was Canon, and now it changes hands, bang ! It's not Canon. For me, Canon serves only for a literary or filmographic, not in a game where nothing is Canon. But it's the rule, then I'll follow =).

Good day to you and see you soon my friend ! Itachou [~talk~] 13:51, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

User Group Rights Edit

I was looking at all the special pages, and I noticed a few administrative rights:

  • Block a user from sending e-mail (blockemail)
  • Block other users from editing (block)
  • Bypass IP blocks, auto-blocks and range blocks (ipblock-exempt)
  • Bypass automatic blocks of proxies (proxyunbannable)
  • Change protection levels and edit protected pages (protect)
  • Change state and type of ProblemReports (problemreports_action)
  • Delete comments on blog articles (blog-comments-delete)
  • Delete pages (delete)
  • Delete pages with large histories (bigdelete)
  • Edit blog articles (blog-articles-edit)
  • Edit other users' CSS and JS files (editusercssjs)
  • Edit semi-protected pages (autoconfirmed)
  • Edit the user interface (editinterface)
  • Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled (autopatrol)
  • Import pages from a file upload (importupload)
  • Import pages from other wikis (import)
  • Mark others' edits as patrolled (patrol)
  • Mark rolled-back edits as bot edits (markbotedits)
  • Move blog articles (blog-articles-move)
  • Move files (movefile)
  • Move pages (move)
  • Move pages with their subpages (move-subpages)
  • Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
  • Not be affected by rate limits (noratelimit)
  • Not create redirects from source pages when moving pages (suppressredirect)
  • Override files on the shared media repository locally (reupload-shared)
  • Overwrite existing files (reupload)
  • Perform captcha triggering actions without having to go through the captcha (skipcaptcha)
  • Quickly rollback the edits of the last user who edited a particular page (rollback)
  • Remove messages from the ShoutBox widget (shoutboxremove)
  • Search deleted pages (browsearchive)
  • Set the default skin (setadminskin)
  • Submit a trackback (trackback)
  • Toggle comments on blog articles (blog-comments-toggle)
  • Undelete a page (undelete)
  • Upload files (upload)
  • Upload files from a URL (upload_by_url)
  • Use higher limits in API queries (apihighlimits)
  • View a list of unwatched pages (unwatchedpages)
  • View deleted history entries, without their associated text (deletedhistory)
  • blog-articles-protect (blog-articles-protect)
  • newwikibuilder (newwikibuilder)
  • wikiawidget (wikiawidget)

If you ever get the time, can you explain all or some of these to me? Nukey (talk) (blog) 20:11, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

E-mail Edit

Can you give me your e-mail (or e-mail me at Ausir(talk) 21:05, July 18, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for welcoming me to the Vault. After reading the site almost daily for quite some time I decided I would become a Member to help out a little.

I have already began work on a Page I Wasn't sure if it existed already but I decided to give it a whirl as the page in question Xbox 360 Modding of F3 was something im quite adapt to and pretty much know the in's and outs of.

Mad Max Edit

Source for the clothes is NMA. Tezzla blah blah blah 15:31, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Messed up galleries Edit

Howdy, my husband wrote a piece of java script that will reset all existing galleries to 120x120px and 4 thumbnails per row. here's that snippet if you are interested:


function fixGallery() {
    var maxD=120;
    var spans=document.evaluate('//span[@class="wikia-gallery-item"]',document,null,XPathResult.ORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE,null);
    for (var i=0;i<spans.snapshotLength;i++) {
        var s = spans.snapshotItem(i);
        var d1 = s.firstChild;
        if (d1) {
            var d2 = d1.firstChild;
            if (d2) {
                var a = d2.firstChild;
                if (a) {
                    var curH =[^0-9]*/g,'');
                    var curW =[^0-9]*/g,'');
                    if (curH && curW) {
                        var ratio = curH/curW;
                        if(curW >= maxD && ratio <= 1){
                            curW = maxD;
                        } else if(curH >= maxD) {
                            curW = Math.floor(maxD / ratio);
               = maxD+'px';
               = maxD+'px';
               = maxD+'px';
               = maxD+'px';
               = '';
                        if (\/[0-9]*px-/i))
                        else {
                            if (!\/thumb\//)) {
               = maxD+'px';
               = maxD+'px';
                        var capt = d1.nextSibling;
                        if (capt) {
                   = maxD+'px';

Infobox icons in chrome Edit

User Chrome icon

I recently switched to Chrome, and looks like the infobox template does not display properly there (see image). The icons do not align to the right like they should in Chrome. Can anything be done about it? Ausir(talk) 17:37, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Going inactiveEdit

Porter, I wanted to let you know that I am moving myself to inactive status for the indefinite future. For months now, I have had no time for anything past patrolling the recent changes page, and my time is again becoming more limited. You've been a champion here at The Vault, and I only wish I had the time to help you out. Alas, intentions alone ain't enough. I have greatly appreciated your efforts, your time, and the effort you put into teaching and trying to encourage participation. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 15:24, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. I hope my time away is not permanent. I enjoy it here. In the meantime, I wish you the best.--Gothemasticator 20:14, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Some help with navbox columns code Edit

I've been working with a navbox at; (the code and css is all he same), but encountered a little problem. You see, the columns do not go any higher than eight, but I need a maximum of 14 for this one template. Is there a way to let another row of columns appear below the initial one? I would simply split up the B column into B and C, but then C wants to go under its own header (which I recall is mandatory if you want collapsible headers). Is there a way around this or do you perhaps have a better idea for the appearance of this navbox? (p.s. I've copied most of your code, most grateful for it). --Light Daxter - Talk 21:36, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll probably just replace row B and C with a nested navbox. Although one tiny question, do you have to use css code to force the title row of the nested navbox to be yellow (in your case green)? It'd look better that way. --Light Daxter - Talk 22:54, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

I saw you updated the navbox and css code, anything I need to know about the differences? I've already copied everything but now the nested navbox doesn't show up anymore in the navbox at all (it did before). --Light Daxter - Talk 16:23, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll be able to figure something out now! --Light Daxter - Talk 20:08, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

I never really bothered with that one particular effect, sort-of like it I guess. And so far no one complained about it. But thanks anyway. Oh on a sidenote, do you ever plan on using that chart template? I'm using it for my own wiki and it's incredibly easy to use, so if you need anything specific done with it I can help out if you want (example here). --Light Daxter - Talk 15:39, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Syntax Error Edit

A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was: /*id=20100723041810*/ (SQL query hidden)from within function "LinkCache::addLinkObj". Database returned error "1213: Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction (". Retrieved from "" Nukey (talk) (blog) 04:21, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

Red squares Edit

MadMax 81 07:32, July 23, 2010 (UTC) In falout 3 PC is to appear a red square with " ! ". Can you tell me what this is??? and how to fix it?

That means theres a missing texture. Re-install your game then see if it works. Nukey (talk) (blog) 21:07, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

Collapsible gallery template Edit

Wouldn't a collapsible gallery template be useful for articles with large galleries such as the Super Mutant article? (p.s. how long do you think that wretched infobox template will take?). --Light Daxter - Talk 20:36, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Grand Canyon Edit

Well, yeah. But other than the one-time NCR guys, it's just Santiago, the tour bot, and the cannibals. That does not a navbox make.

:D Nitty Tok. 15:14, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Edit

Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking foward to branching out over here. Chief z 21:29, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

Archive Bug Edit

The archive button looks a bit screwy. Can you fix that for us, please? Nukey (talk) (blog) 21:33, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, well, how do you do that (I feel like such an idiot :|)? Nukey (talk) (blog) 21:46, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

Eh, I'm using IE (I rarely do though). It hasn't gone away though. I'm sorry if I'm being annoying :d. Nukey (talk) (blog) 21:55, July 27, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Present Edit

Love machine Tenpenny
You have been given the Love Machine theme for your suite.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Cause we feel your pain, Porter. :3 -- Nitty Tok. 12:34, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

Images Edit

I needed to ask you a question about certain users images. The user V.A.T.S. addict has slightly pornographic images on his page and Texas Ranger has a Confederate flag on his (it may be offensive to any African-American users on here). I felt this should have been brought to your attention. Nukey (talk) 23:54, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Guns Edit

Yes, but that was "Fallout 3" In "Fallout: New Vegas, the weapons are very clearly based on real-world weaponary. Example: Look at the "9mm pistol" in Fallout: New Vegas and compare it to the Browning Hi-Power, a real world handgun designed by John Moses Browning, and you can tell the 9mm pistol design is based on the Browning HP. - The Texas Ranger 00:47, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

Enclave 2.0 Edit

Yeah, delete it. I wouldn't even put it on the PnP wiki, it's entirely inconsistent with Fallout canon anyways. Ausir(talk) 09:40, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

Local wikisEdit

Sounds good. Another part that would need to be removed from our skin is the "hide dynamic links" part. Ausir(talk) 09:40, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

User page history Edit

hi gaelan i was wondering if you could purge out my email ad from my user page edits

thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaelan (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Custom PresentsEdit

User Porter21 logo
You have been given a new Engineering Logo.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Here's to being one of the most appreciated contributors on the Vault. I hope you like this custom logo. :) Ghouly89 (Talk) 00:49, August 14, 2010 (UTC)
User Porter21 logo black
You have been given and another new Engineering Logo.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Ditto. (P.S. these are .gifs, click on one!) Ghouly89 (Talk) 00:49, August 14, 2010 (UTC)


It would appear I cannot link the pictures directly to a talk page this way... oh well. Check them out:
User Porter21 logo and User Porter21 logo black.
Tell me what you think when you get back. :) Ghouly89 (Talk) 00:54, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for nothing Edit

Thanks alot for that little image rule you made wikia law. So EVER OTHER WIKI-BASED SITE can have as many user pics as they please, but not us. To quote Eric Cartman, "Screw you guys... I'm going home." - Don't touch My stuff while I'm gone 15:40, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

More problems! Woooo Edit

Remember when I bugged you about the infobox on Charisma not displaying the subgames properly? Well, the perk infobox is doing it too.

Please to fixeh? :3 Nitty Tok. 23:42, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Awesome! Porter does it again! Nitty Tok. 17:38, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

Interview Request Edit

Hey there Porter21,

John Teti here. I'm a writer for Eurogamer, and I'm working on a feature article about FAQs, Wikis, and all manner of incredible user-generated reference works in the gaming sphere. I was wondering if you might be willing to chat with me about, you guessed it, The Vault. My email address is john at johnteti dot com -- if you think you'd have time, please drop me a line, as I'd love to hear from you. Johnteti 19:51, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

Woohoo! Porter21's gonna be famous! Kris mailbox 20:01, August 16, 2010 (UTC)

email address Edit

thanks port

Linking external imagesEdit

I'm pretty sure this issue has been conversed about somewhere on the wiki already... but I still fail to know how to do this. It would save room on the wiki for one (although I have never uploaded user pics until just recently), and make my Photobucket account worth something. :)

PS. I don't mind if you don't particularly like my logos; persona;;y, it was just a good excersise of my skills in PS and making gif's. ;) Ghouly89 (Talk) 03:24, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

Is this change one of those "Brilliant" ideas from wiki central, or is it possible to bring the option back to the Vault? I mean, there is always linking pictures in text as a possiblity, but that greatly reduces the versatility of the direct image being shown. Oh well, thanks for the reply :) Ghouly89 (Talk) 05:19, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Blog System Edit

Greeting and Hello.

Porter21, I am one of the admins over at the Mass Effect Wiki, and currently there is a proposal for us to switch our news system from our current one, to a blog based one that The Vault has. However we are getting bogged down on the specifics, mainly when it comes to regulating the system. Since you have a good system here, I was wondering how you guys regulate it, since your wiki is used as one of the examples on how it’s done.

Also I would like to say that you guys have done a good job here with this wiki. I come here often during my playthoughs of Fallout 3, despite the fact I have a strategy guide, and I'm looking forward to New Vegas. Thanks in advance. Lancer1289 07:08, August 21, 2010 (UTC)

Help Edit

I need help with my wiki. My wiki needs the "Create a new page" and "Upload a new photo" things to disapear from that toolbox. Can you tell me a way I can do that so it can be a bit like this wiki. Here's my wiki, Brink wiki. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Matt of the wastes (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

fallout 3 game of the year edition Edit

if you buy fallout 3 game of the year edition for xbox do you have 2 be on xbox live to play the add ons?

my email is —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

I don't know either, sorry. I neither have the GotY nor am I playing on an Xbox. -- Porter21 (talk) 15:43, August 23, 2010 (UTC)

Blog namespace Edit

Because then we can't add a header above the news listing. Ausir(talk) 09:26, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that and the archive links. Ausir(talk) 09:33, August 24, 2010 (UTC)
Nice trick. :) Sounds like a good idea. Ausir(talk) 09:43, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Ajax RC refresher Edit

What ever happened to the automatically RC refreshing .js code? It doesn't appear on the RC page anymore. --Light Daxter - Talk 19:18, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Keys Edit

I'm sorry. I didn't know that the redirects were broken. :/ TrailerParkApe 17:32, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, alright. How many other special pages are there? (Just a rough guess.) I want to make sure that I don't run into another one and go on an edit spree in there and break everything. TrailerParkApe 17:51, August 26, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, alrighty. Well, thank you for letting me know. I won't make an edit like that again unless I have the okay to go! TrailerParkApe 18:02, August 26, 2010 (UTC)
I have another question. I was wondering if there were going to be tables implemented for mods on weapons for FNV? For example, say on the hunting rifle, would a table be appropriate that would list the name of the mod, what the mod does, and how damage the weapon does after the mod is put on? TrailerParkApe 18:14, August 26, 2010 (UTC)
Alright, cool. I was just curious about the nature of that. And now I know. I was thinking about the other day, and since you're the guy behind all the magic here, I thought I would ask you about it. TrailerParkApe 18:27, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

On the subject of keys, did I do OK with the Fallout: New Vegas keys page? I know we still don't have any info on specific keys but the last remaining redlink in the list of overview pages was bugging me. --Kris mailbox 19:14, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Cool! How did you get your own bot? Also, how long did it take you to get to know all the codes on here?! TrailerParkApe Spew 20:52, August 26, 2010 (UTC)

Talkboxes Edit

Hello. I am here to tell you about talkboxes. They are used on The Sims Wiki and other wikis, but not on this one. The talkbox page for The Sims WIki is, and a link to a talkbox template is If you can, ask A morris(the main admin on The Sims Wiki)about them. Thanks, PepterPepper 02:00, August 27, 2010 (UTC)

JES perks Edit

I've finished the JES perk navbox. Could you pipe it into PorterBot? Nitty Tok. 19:40, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

I really want to keep at least the 'boy' part, that was how Sawyer did most of the game, as well as Van Buren's balance. Can I get away with just removing the work 'perks'? Nitty Tok. 16:02, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Tactics missions template Edit

I'm almost ready to split the towns from the missions.

Could you step on in and either remove or change the "Location" line in Template:Infobox mission to accept 'empty'? All of the missions take place in the towns and whatnot. Nitty Tok. 22:40, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Game template Edit

Hi there, I'm Duskey over from The Sims Wiki. I noticed your excellent Game template and checked it out. Our current "game" template is positioned with an absolute div which doesn't move when sitenotice is used. I noticed yours (as in this wikis') requires both CSS and JS. Is all that neccesary to make it move down with the rest of the article because of sitenotice? I'm asking you since you seem to be the one editing the CSS and JS page the most and also has the most recent edits on the game template. Duskey(talk) 01:10, September 5, 2010 (UTC)

I figured it out some time ago :p thanks though :) --Duskeytalk 21:53, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Html / Css help Edit

You would seem to be the person to ask for help with anything web development-y. So take a look at this picture:

I would like to replicate this page in an html document. Now, I know how to get the basics on here, but the specific layout is damn near impossible for me to figure out. If you could help me out with this one, I would greatly appreciate it. (Any pointers / tips / code ;))

Some general information from the picture:

font size :2
font face :Verdana
body bgcolor :#000000
body link: #33CC00
div background color: #333333

As for the pictures, I want their locations to be placeholders for when selecting other animations.

Thanks in advance, Ghouly89 (Talk) 20:33, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

--EDIT-- I see you've gotten Wikia to bring back the direct image-linking ability; thank you kindly :) Ghouly89 (Talk) 20:37, September 6, 2010 (UTC)


Do you think it's feasible to use css coding to change the tables so they look like the new standard (ie; navboxes). And what will you do with the logo for the new skin? I believe the logo dimensions are now lower and wider, which doesn't really fit a round object like the current logo? --Light Daxter - Talk 22:20, September 22, 2010 (UTC)

I figured you had to change the whole css code all over again for the new skin. If you're interested, I'm working on a little something myself (progress here; Without the sidebar the content area looks fine and the other minor changes makes it all together pretty decent.

I figure the logo would fit, but only a small one. Possible options include a very long version of the gear (like a rectangle) with The Vault text longer and bigger? Or maybe multiple gears? I hope you'll think of something nice, the old logo was really synonymous for this wiki. --Light Daxter - Talk 19:37, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Space at the header Edit

Hi there. You seem to know a lot about these edits, and I wanted to ask you how you make that little "space" at the Because, when I copied the template from that page, I got mine to look like this:

I just translated the english words into swedish...

So yeah, any help is appreciated :) --Tobulos1 16:14, September 28, 2010 (UTC)

He's alive! Edit

Thanks, Porter! :D Nitty Tok. 20:39, October 4, 2010 (UTC)


Oh, don't worry about that now, Porter. I've since abandoned the thought. But what I did mean to ask was if you could help me replicate the basic layout in html / css, or whatever it would take. I do understand that the information required to conjure up different images based on the user's selection would have to be handled through a form, and would require some form of PHP / Javascript. If ever find some time again, I could do the latter part, but my web development skills are lacking to produce something similar to the layout in the picture. That's all ;) - Ghouly89 (Talk) 02:55, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

New skin Edit

Any interest in leaving, then? Nitty Tok. 18:41, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Question about your portal pages Edit

Hello Porter21,

I have a question regarding your portal pages. Sorry, I'm not really into Fallout (I did Platinum'd Fallout 3 on PS3 though!), so my question is not about the game, but about your Wiki. I noticed your Portal pages don't have a sidebar on the right (in Oasis). How did you manage to get rid of it? The portal pages on my wiki look horrible because of the sidebar squeezing them... I tried asking on the community forums, but I get no answer there so I hope you're willing to reply. Thanks ---Zantam03 (Talk) 08:57, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the reply :-) ---Zantam03 (Talk) 09:28, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

For when you get back here... Edit

In addition to the Strength requirement for the Vegas weapon infobox, don't forget to program in a skill requirement field too. (Example, the chainsaw needs 75 Melee, the gatling laser needs 100 Energy Weapons.) Nitty Tok. 21:13, October 18, 2010 (UTC)


Hello, Demotivated, I'm Short-On-Time. Perhaps we'll meet again in The Vault... someday. Until then, it has been a pleasure. Thanks for all the work you have put in. Cheers.--Gothemasticator 21:38, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

New skin fix Edit

I have been working on fixing the new skin a bit. It's far from perfect but it is a decent try. The code is currently at The main issue is the sidebar, removing it is easy but it also gets rid of the search box in the main space articles. My css skills aren't good enough to find a working version, but it's still very much a prototype. Aside from this I'd also like to remove the edit buttons and turn them into tabs, sort of, but so far I could only create this by removing the ul tags in the HTML code, but I need css to get it done.

I hope you're interested in helping me get this to work. --Light Daxter - Talk 20:08, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

I'm aware of it, it's just something for personal use. Thanks for the code, it works great! --Light Daxter - Talk 21:21, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

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