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Welcome to D&D Wiki[edit]

Hello Daniel Draco, and welcome to D&D Wiki! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like D&D Wiki and decide to stay. I am the owner of the site, and if you have a question feel free to ask me, however when contacting anyone on D&D Wiki through talk pages please sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Also, if you want to help D&D Wiki but just don't know how drop me a note and I'll see what I can do. However, when dropping me a note please tell me how much time you would like to spend working, how well you know the Wiki Format, and how well you know D&D. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a D&D Wikian! If you need help ask me on my talk page, or just right here. Again, welcome! --Green Dragon 15:44, 25 April 2007 (MDT)

Favored Class[edit]

Discussion moved to Talk:Shæné (3.5e Race)#Favored Class

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on User:Sledged about 12 minutes after the spammer, IP 58.147.0.227, attacked. Thanks for the good and fast response. --Green Dragon 12:03, 10 June 2007 (MDT)

I just re-worded it to be less general and more specific. I have also changed the version on your talk page, so no extra work to you. Also, I hope you like it more. --Green Dragon 22:11, 27 August 2007 (MDT)

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

A second one! Good work! --Green Dragon 21:39, 27 August 2007 (MDT)

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on Talk:Pun-Pun about 18 minutes after the spammer, IP 144.15.83.117 attacked. Thanks for the good and fast response. --Green Dragon 21:39, 27 August 2007 (MDT)

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on DnD Campaign Settings about 35 minutes after the spammer, IP 203.69.39.251 attacked. Thanks for the good and fast response. --Green Dragon 17:14, 2 September 2007 (MDT)

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

And.... a fourth one! Keep up the amazing work! --Green Dragon 17:16, 2 September 2007 (MDT)

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on DnD Deities about 7 minutes after the spammer, IP 203.69.39.251 attacked. Thanks for the good and fast response. --Green Dragon 17:16, 2 September 2007 (MDT)

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

And.... a fifth one! Keep up the amazing work! --Green Dragon 12:19, 14 October 2007 (MDT)

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on Talk:Abhorsen (3.5e Class) about 21 minutes after the spammer, IP 76.111.41.139 attacked. Thanks for the good and fast response. --Green Dragon 12:19, 14 October 2007 (MDT)

Anti-Vandal Barnstar[edit]

In the same minute.. wow :). --Green Dragon 23:25, 30 October 2007 (MDT)

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I give you this Anti-Vandal Barnstar for reverting spam edits on D20 Modern Campaign Settings in the same minute as the spammer, IP 140.128.20.205 attacked. Thanks for the good and amazingly fast response. Wow. --Green Dragon 12:19, 14 October 2007 (MDT)

Adminship[edit]

I feel you have been here long enough, and know enough about D&D Wiki, to become an admin. So, I am wondering if you would like me to nominate you for adminship. Let me know what you decide :). --Green Dragon 21:58, 2 December 2007 (MST)

I had thought about trying for adminship, but I wasn't sure about it. Now that I know I have at least one supporter, I'd be happy to be nominated. Thank you :). --Daniel Draco 05:35, 3 December 2007 (MST)
Glad to hear you will accept it. I will nominate you in a couple of days (probably tomorrow actually) since I just want it so people can see the new current news items before they change to adminship ones. If you would like to prepare in advance you could always write up your answers to the questions while you are waiting. Sorry about the wait. --Green Dragon 19:41, 4 December 2007 (MST)
I have nominated you. --Green Dragon 15:22, 5 December 2007 (MST)
Welcome to Adminship. You are now, as Dmilewski once put it, part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. Honestly, as you will notice, not much has been changed now that you are an admin. If anything, I would say more burden is placed on you. But first, for the the new features and their uses. You can now delete pages, protect pages, rollback edits, block users and IP's, edit every page, patrol edits, and do a couple more minor things.
What it is
  • What deleting pages is, is self explanatory.
  • What protecting pages is, is also pretty self explanatory.
  • Rolling back edits is a method for removing spam. It is more powerful than the conventional method of undoing edits. Instead of showing a diff of the edit in question once clicked, it instantly rollsback all the edits by the user or IP in question on a certain page. For example if I edited my user page and you clicked "rollback" on that edit it would rollback all the edits up to the point where someone else has edited it. Be careful using this, it can be very helpful but also very harmful.
  • What blocking users and IP's is, is also self explanatory.
  • Editing every page is another self explanatory one.
  • Patrolling edits is a method for keeping RC in check, it can be seen once a diff is clicked. All it does is, once "Mark as Patrolled Edits" is clicked, it marks the edits as patrolled so the edit will no longer show up on RC when "Hide Patrolled" is marked.
When or how it should be used
  • Deleting pages is normally done through Category:Candidates for Deletion. Anything with a good reason to be deleted on that page should be deleted. The other time pages should be deleted is when someone makes a certain page and after a few edits they either blank the page or replace it with something like "Please delete this". They don't want to work on it, and unless it is really well made and fleshed out, just delete it.
  • Protecting pages has quite a few different times when it should be used. Pages should be protected according to the author's wishes (with Template:Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of conflict (with Template:Temp Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of OGC published materials (with Template:OGL Top added to the top of the page in question and Template:OGL Bottom added to the bottom), or finally if the page is a vital part of D&D Wiki's organization. If it deals with D&D Wiki's organization it either needs to be be protected from IP edits or all non-sysop edits. As a rule of thumb pages up to two tiers deep from the Main Page are normally locked to anyone but sysops and all the others are just protected from IP edits. For Example Dungeons and Dragons is protected from all non-sysop edits whereas a deeper in page like LA 0 Races is only protected from IP edits. No template has to be added to pages if thay are part of D&D Wiki's organization (even though some do exist like Template:Admin Locked Page)
  • Blocking a user or IP should only be used after an IP or user vandalizes a certain page. To block someone just click "block" (found either on RC or the diff in question) and fill out the corresponding form. For a typical vandalism attack I normally block the user for two weeks. If I'm in a bad mood from vandalism or a certain discussion, then I sometimes block them for up to a month. No standards have been set for block lengths, so it is currently really up to you when you block the user or IP.
  • Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if you find inaccuracies. Also, if you want to, for lack of a better word, major in the SRD (as Dmilewski has done) or the MSRD (as EldrithNumen has done) take a look at SRD Talk:System Reference Document#SRD ToDo List or MSRD Talk:Modern System Reference Document#Tasks to see what needs to be done within the SRD or MSRD. There is never enough help to get it all done, so I am sure your help would be appreciated.
  • Patrolling edits should, in a nutshell, be used when you have looked over an edit and fixed everything that needs to be fixed (this includes answering questions, sending MoI's, etc). If you decide to, for a lack of better words, major in RC (as I have :)) then marking edits as patrolled will become commonplace and extremely helpful. Below is how to "major" in recent changes, which would be a great help to D&D Wiki and I. First off load recent changes and press "Hide patrolled edits". Next click any diff and look at the change. Only if you are 100% sure that the edit is okay (taking formatting standards, page-linking (using the "what links here?" function), answering questions, sending MoI's, and line spacing between comments and/or the "Back to" footer into consideration) then mark the edit as patrolled. If the edit is not okay then all you have to do is fix the problem then mark the edit as patrolled. It's simple, but looking over every edit on D&D Wiki really keeps it looking and running well. In my opinion, it is the most vital part of D&D Wiki. Even marking only 20 edits as patrolled every day would be extremely helpful with this never-ending task.
I know this is really long-winded, so I'll keep the rest short. You have more burden on youself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge of the standards, etc etc. It's a bit more work, but I really hope you enjoy being an admin and I hope you decide to stay around on D&D Wiki for a while more to come. Welcome to Adminship, again, as Dmilewski once put it, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon 15:58, 12 December 2007 (MST)
I looked over the edits you just patrolled and I have a few comments. One is that you really should, once you mark discussions as patrolled, deal with the blank lines correctly. Correct formatting, at least on D&D Wiki, is a blank line between each posters comment and no blank lines within the same posters comment. The second thing I would recommend to you is that, when new weapons are added, make sure the addition to Weapon Descriptions matches the weapon. Some people have troubles making sure they match, so it's always good to double check. Anyway, thanks so much for helping with RC and I soon hope to see you patrolling as many edits as I do :). --Green Dragon 21:30, 12 December 2007 (MST)
Alright, I'll keep all of that in mind. One question though, how do I mark an edit creating a new page as patrolled? --Daniel Draco 05:14, 13 December 2007 (MST)
To mark a new page as patrolled, after making sure the new page it linked to (this is vital...), then you just press the "Mark this article as patrolled" in the bottom right hand corner of the screen, right above the categories. As a side comment make sure every talk-page article you mark as patrolled has been answered. So, for example, you should not have marked User talk:Sam Kay, Talk:Lord of The Dark Magic (3.5e Prestige Class), or Talk:Adamantine Knight (3.5e Prestige Class) as patrolled since their questions were not answered (It has been answered now though, no worries :)). Anyway, thanks so much for your help with RC, it really means a lot to me. --Green Dragon 15:57, 13 December 2007 (MST)
Welcome once again! --Green Dragon 08:14, 29 November 2008 (MST)
Yayz ^_^ thanks --Daniel Draco 20:40, 29 November 2008 (MST)

A feat question[edit]

Discussion moved to Talk:Epic Multiclassing (3.5e Feat)#Clarification

Another broken thing[edit]

Discussion moved to Talk:Enduring (3.5e Equipment)#Another broken thing

Adding Feats[edit]

Hello. For future reference (and so you can help other people when they add feats) all feats, once added to D&D Wiki, need to be manually added to the appropriate feat area (for example Craft Flare has to be added to DnD Item Creation Feats). I have done this for you with Craft Flare, and I am just letting you know for future reference what must be done with all newly added feats :). --Green Dragon 16:30, 9 December 2007 (MST)

Oh, alright, I didn't realize that it didn't use a dplc like most of the other pages. I'll keep that in mind from now on, thanks. --Daniel Draco 17:00, 9 December 2007 (MST)
It will in due time. I just need to figure out how to display feat trees using DPL. —Sledged (talk) 17:02, 9 December 2007 (MST)

Page help[edit]

Discussion moved from Talk:Magic Addiction (3.5e Flaw)#Page help

how do i start a page like youve got if possable

dang forgot yo sign--Lt.Dan 12:01, 12 December 2007 (MST)

You mean my user page? --Daniel Draco 12:02, 12 December 2007 (MST)
yes that and that yo is to--Lt.Dan 12:03, 12 December 2007 (MST)
Are you familiar with wikitext? --Daniel Draco 12:10, 12 December 2007 (MST)
not really --Lt.Dan 12:14, 12 December 2007 (MST)
Then you should probably read over a few of the pages here[1]. That should give you all the information you need to make your own pages. Granted, it's a lot to read, but it's necessary. --Daniel Draco 12:18, 12 December 2007 (MST)
ok thanks ill read over it oh how did you like brawler --Lt.Dan 12:21, 12 December 2007 (MST)
If you need more help, ask any user, or an admin for help. They will be happy to help. --Sam Kay 12:25, 12 December 2007 (MST)
What is brawler? --Daniel Draco 12:22, 12 December 2007 (MST)
the class on here —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lo-Chi (talkcontribs) 12:24, 12 December 2007 (MST). Please sign your posts!
It is a base class on this wiki that someone made... --Sam Kay 12:25, 12 December 2007 (MST)
Link here. --Green Dragon 21:23, 12 December 2007 (MST)

Resignation (Already)[edit]

I'm sure my inactivity following my adminship has been noticed by someone, and I suppose I should explain it. School is a big stresser for me, and I always come home looking forward to relaxing on the computer with no responsibilities. Since becoming an admin, I realized just how much I needed that break. I've been dreading coming onto this wiki, knowing that I'll just have work to do. So, after many days of telling myself I just need time to get used to it, I've decided to go back to being a regular, non-admin user. Since I don't know how to (or if I can) de-op myself, I'd appreciate an admin who does know how doing so. Please note, I am not leaving the wiki altogether...I'm just renouncing my adminship. Sorry for giving up so soon everyone, but I had to do it, I feel better already just typing this. --Daniel Draco 15:29, 27 December 2007 (MST)

I completely understand school being a big stress-factor. I had to give up D&D Wiki for the past few months for that very reason. It is good that you have decided to continue using the site and it is honorable that you made this decision. Enjoy your break and good luck with the coming term! --Aarnott 15:39, 27 December 2007 (MST)
Sorry that being an admin did not turn out all that well. I have removed your admin rights, and I hope that D&D Wiki can become a stress reliever once again. Sorry. --Green Dragon 23:40, 27 December 2007 (MST)
You have been and I know that you will continue to be a constructive and dedicated member of this wiki. The highest imperative is for you to act in accordance with your own greatest wellbeing, and none of us wish you worse for deciding that the admin job is not for you right now. I continue to look forward to your thoughtful contributions! –EldritchNumen 03:33, 30 December 2007 (MST)

Half-Baked?!?[edit]

Well, i wouldn't think really any of your idea's are half-baked....i saw most of the stuff you made, but never looked to see other contributions you posted! otherwise, i love pretty much all the flaws and feats. --User:Kisame93 | Ryan B. 18:19, 3 April 2008 (MDT)

Hehe, thanks. Well I wrote that a while ago, and at least back then, my stuff was very much sub-par...if you take a look at the first few prestige classes listed, they aren't any sort of creative or balanced. Anyway, thank you, I've not had much positive feedback on my homebrew, so this really makes me feel better :). --Daniel Draco 18:28, 3 April 2008 (MDT)
Well, you must not have had people with enough time to read the whole article, and only read what they think will be good, because i think they are either pretty funny or handy, i'll go look at the classes now.
EDIT*** Did you see the Lyrics thing i posted, if you want i'll add it or you can or just post if you dont like it and i'll delete it.--User:Kisame93 | Ryan B. 18:31, 3 April 2008 (MDT)
Well its a fairly commonly known thing, and it's already referenced in the flaw description. I think it would be funnier without it specifically saying what it's referring to. --Daniel Draco 19:21, 3 April 2008 (MDT)

Advocate/sandbox.[edit]

Yeah i knew that. i just wanted to see the outcome of the page. Thanks though. note sure if I'm even really wanting to put all my DnD home brew up on this wiki any way so it was mostly to see how it felt i guess. (no offense to the community i just don't think this is the place for my content.. not that there's much better) --SDK_Exile 17:55, 12 May 2008 (MDT)

Storage/WIPs[edit]

For storage or WIPs you may use Template:Storage. If you wish we may also update it for ease of use. --Sabre070 07:03, 5 December 2008 (MST)

Unless this is required (and if it is...why?), I'd like to keep it as is. Thanks though :) --Daniel Draco 13:22, 5 December 2008 (MST)

So you need help[edit]

Oh well see the chatbox in Salin, we can discuss here.--Lord Dhazriel 19:03, 24 January 2009 (MST)

Simple Question[edit]

How does one go about moving pages? I can't figure it out. -Valentine the Rogue 18:40, 26 January 2009 (MST)

Just happened thru the area (i.e. recent changes) and saw this. At the top of each page where there are the tabs which you are familiar with (Page/Article . Discussion. Edit. +. History. Move. Watch.). Just click the Move tab and it'll bring up a page where you can rename it properly and it automatically makes the old name redirect to the new. Easy to overlook but simple to do. Hope that helps.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   18:43, 26 January 2009 (MST)
Yes, it does. Thank you, Daniel. Heh. -Valentine the Rogue 18:47, 26 January 2009 (MST)
Sorry, didn't know if he was on and since I knew the answer figured you didn't have to wait for it.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   18:51, 26 January 2009 (MST)
I was doing homework. Thanks for handling this, Hooper. --Daniel Draco 19:38, 26 January 2009 (MST)
No problem, that is what I'm here for.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   19:48, 26 January 2009 (MST)

AdminBadge[edit]

I'd like to label you as an admin with the [[Template:AdminBadge]] on your user page. If you have a reason you don't think you should have the badge or you don't think the badge is a good idea, please discuss it on the badge's discussion. -Valentine the Rogue 16:16, 11 April 2009 (MDT)

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