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Inspiration[]

Hi there, my name is Kate, I am an admin over at the Fallout wiki. Just stopping by to let you know that your creature template is exceptionally well done, and its use on the orc article inspired me to rally the troops to write a similar template on our wiki for consumables. I actually tracked it down after spotting its functionality featured on Fandom's infobox help page. Anywho, before I go on and on, I have added an attribution linking back here while also showcasing my gratitude to you and yours. Thank you again so very much! -kdarrow (user/talk)

Ah, I didn't know our stuff was used on the Help pages, but I'm happy it's helping other wikis. Templates like that are the product of development over several years. I can't take credit for Creature, it's mostly the work of User:Moviesign and User:Lhynard, our resident coders, but I'll pass on your thanks. :) BadCatMan (talk) 02:28, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Chapter cites[]

Greetings, I noticed you managed to wrangle the cites for Madryoch and The Shadow Stone correctly, and I thank you for that. I was wondering if you could tell me how that one works? I have cited chapter titles so far as strings, and while trying to copy your citation format for The Shadow Stone with Darkvision, it doesn't seem to work, nor be caught on the previews. I suspect there is something to be changed about the template before such works correctly? 22:47, 10 June 2021 (UTC) – User:Stabbier

There was: I needed to update the {{Cite book/The Shadow Stone}} template to display chapter information. It's a newer addition, so most of our cite templates don't have them. I added the line here. It's not an ideal solution; we encourage everyone to give the page first to be more exact and the chapter number should be in support of that. BadCatMan (talk) 06:15, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

En Dash vs. Em Dash[]

I was under the impression that the shorter en dash was the correct one to use for ranges such as 100-400 gold pieces. https://www.scribbr.com/language-rules/dashes/ Artemaz (talk) 11:52, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes, it is. Did I do it wrong somewhere? I would've clicked the wrong dash in the edit tools. BadCatMan (talk) 13:29, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes I had the smaller en dash for the 100-400 gold piece range and you changed it to the longer em dash. I'll switch it back. Artemaz (talk) 14:44, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Ah, that's not an en dash (–), that's a hyphen (-). An em dash is much longer (—). So I undid your undo. BadCatMan (talk) 15:06, 14 June 2021 (UTC)
Gotcha. Guess I've never seen the much longer em dash used.Artemaz (talk) 16:26, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Hey there[]

Time to get to know everyone. I sent you a friend request on Discord as a WR and I'd like to share a Secret Project with ya! Тагазиэль 16:39, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

How to use reference or table aside of the page[]

Good Afternoon BadCatMan, my name is Marco, I noticed you edited the page on Tethir Road, I'd like to thank you, but I have few questions: 1 - How can I add references on the text of the page? Is this allowed to Wiki Admin or Power users olny? 2 - How can I put the grid on the right in the page. I.e. Location, destination etc etc?

Is there a guide on this page? Thanks for your help Marco.

Hi! Welcome to the wiki and thanks for your additions. Anyone can add those things. First, I strongly encourage switching to the Source Editor for any development of the wiki, if you haven't already. You can do that by setting it in your Preferences or from the drop down menu where the editing page says Visual Editor. The Source Editor shows the wiki code, which is simple to pick up, and makes the following templates easier to use. Have a look at the code of a finished page like Tethir Road to see how it all works.
To add a reference, you need to paste in a citation template. In Tethir Road, I used:
<ref name="LoI-A-p53">{{Cite book/Lands of Intrigue/Amn|54}}</ref>
The citation template is found at Template:Cite book/Lands of Intrigue/Amn. The curly brackets trigger the template, the number is the page number, and the vertical bar separates the entries. The <ref></ref> creates a footnote, and name gives it a name for reuse later with <ref name="LoI-A-p53"/>. You can find more at Category:Sourcebook citation templates
Adding that grid, called an infobox, is more involved. You need to copy-and-paste a much bigger template from Template:Location and fill it following the guidelines there. If you create any new page with the Source Editor active, we have an auto-fill option that will add a common infobox and sections, which will save some time. You can find more infoboxes at Category:Infoboxes.
I hope that helps. BadCatMan (talk) 03:58, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount[]

Can this book be used as a sourcebook? - User:Youngtrainer

I already told you – no. BadCatMan (talk) 18:00, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Guulvorg[]

Can I make a page for this monster? And please explain why not because I was thinking that every soucebook that has been posted into that list is included so for the monsters... – User:Youngtrainer

I believe we've already discussed this with you, but I'll go over it again. As the Forgotten Realms Wiki, we naturally try to focus on the Forgotten Realms, and believe it would dilute both the wiki and the Realms for the wiki to cover non-FR content. The FRW might be the de facto core D&D wiki, but it's not our goal and we encourage the development of other D&D wikis for other settings. Since we can find no evidence for the guulvorg appearing in any Realms sources or settings, or even being tangentially connected to Toril, we cannot accept it on the FRW. Things might be linked by default that aren't actually required.
However, I have found some (very minor) appearances of guulvorgs in Eberron (Dungeon #177) and Ravenloft (Dragon #368), so the guulvorg would have a home on the Eberron Wiki and Ravenloft Wiki. I'm an admin on those, so I can export your guulvorg article to them later. You may also consider the various wikis for the Nerath/Points of Light setting, core D&D, and 4e D&D, but we have no affiliation with them.
By the way, if you want to appeal something, just ask one admin, not every admin and mod you can find, and don't ask again about what's already been explained, as it just risks annoying people. BadCatMan (talk) 03:54, 27 November 2021 (UTC)
PS: Okay, I checked, you haven't actually made an article for it yet, just added two pictures to a page, which is largely why it was deleted out of hand. So I won't export it anywhere, but you're welcome to make a new article on the Eberron Wiki or Ravenloft Wiki or both. Please add the information, sources, and Creature infobox to make a proper article for it. BadCatMan (talk) 05:48, 27 November 2021 (UTC)
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