User talk:Ixidor

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Article Identifiers[edit]

Please note that all article identifiers should reflect the edition and actual content of the article. As such, your deities should be listed as DeityNameHere (3.5e Deity). TheWarforgedArtificer explains this as well on some of your deity talk pages if you have any questions.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   10:43, 16 September 2009 (MDT)

Images[edit]

Hi Ixidor, I've removed the images you uploaded because they are copywritten works. You can either use an embedded external link (if there is a site hosting it at a suitable size), or upload public domain / creative common images instead. Thanks, Marasmusine (talk) 10:45, 20 November 2012 (MST)

Campaign Seeds[edit]

Per your suggestion, I've made Campaign Seeds (DnD Other). If you see any clearly abandoned, stub, campaign settings, then compress it all down to one page, change the categories to [[Category:User]][[Category:Campaign Seed]] and it will be listed at that index. Marasmusine (talk) 06:23, 8 December 2012 (MST)

Awesome! I'll get on that then. Thanks a ton! --Ixidor (talk) 15:50, 10 December 2012 (MST)

Map Images[edit]

Ramosia Political.jpg

Hello! I recently noticed one of your recent submissions to our image pool: The one to the right, in case you're wondering.

I was wondering, is this an image you, yourself made? If so, did you happen to find a tool of some kind to assist in making it? I ask because I rather quite like it, and was wondering for my own uses. =D Jwguy (talk) 13:18, 11 April 2014 (MDT)

Yeah I did make it myself! The software is Campaign Cartographer 3, from ProFantasy. You can get it from their website, it's $35 or so but well worth it. Honestly the mental release of getting my stuff from paper to something that looks quite good it just awesome haha. Here's two others below, just to showcase a larger scale and a different style. Are you making a setting? --Ixidor (talk) 15:58, 11 April 2014 (MDT)
Westlands Physical Rough.jpg
Beldron Cities 80FA.jpg
Yes, I currently am working of the Tirr setting, and my maps are poorly-photoshopped images that I made from a scanned map I had drawn. I wonder, does Campaign Cartographer 3 work well with imported images? For example, I have a blank, black-and-white version of my map. How well does the program interact with such an image, if at all, and would I be able to use it as a reference, starting point, or would I need to start from scratch? Jwguy (talk) 07:31, 14 April 2014 (MDT)
Oh awesome! I've seen Tirr and I like it. With CC3 you're going to have to start from scratch but the basic drawing of landmasses and such is quite easy. I would have my maps in front of me and work from those. Occasionally I'd mess up scaling but after a few minor headaches I figured it out. Watching these videos really helped me, although they aren't my style of map, and ought to give you an overview of the program: Cartographer 3 Tutorial. I've only really scratched the surface myself, using what I learned in the tutorial, but I've seen some ridiculous creations from CC3. --Ixidor (talk) 09:52, 14 April 2014 (MDT)
Also, as an aside, a question on Tirr if you don't mind. How do you get the navigation sidebar in your pages? I would love to have something like that or one at the bottom to navigate through my pages. --Ixidor (talk) 09:52, 14 April 2014 (MDT)
Thank you for the kind comments! I appreciate the tutorials, and I will look and see if I can make something out it, at some point. $35 doesn't sound like too much. Regarding your question, honestly, it is a relatively simple Template, made from a Nav Box. Feel free to copy it and mold it to your own specifications. After you make the "Template:_____" page, you just reference it with templates, such as {{Template:IxidorMenu}}. Jwguy (talk) 10:33, 14 April 2014 (MDT)
Thanks! Yeah I really like your template and I look foreword to taking advantage of them. Lemme know if you ever start mapping with CC3, I love seeing new ideas! So do you run campaigns in Tirr? Or is it more of a hobby world? --Ixidor (talk) 11:07, 14 April 2014 (MDT)
No problem. And I appreciate the offer; I may well take you up on it, sometime. That said, yeah, I run campaigns in Tirr every saturday with a group of friends I met up with over time. We use Fantasy Grounds II to play over the net. Jwguy (talk) 11:46, 14 April 2014 (MDT)

Barnstar[edit]

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For your exhaustive contributions to the wiki, particularly with the Dominaria Campaign Setting, I give you this Barnstar. Thanks for helping make D&D Wiki a fantastic stop for players online.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   06:29, 2 September 2014 (MDT)

Setting Categories[edit]

Hi, I'm going through uncategorized pages. What do you want adding to the various Mantáer supplements? (The top page has the Dominaria category) Marasmusine (talk) 02:11, 29 September 2014 (MDT)

Oh oops, yeah all of the settings' pages are supposed to be categorized for that setting. Then they're going to link into the Seven Primes of Arkon page. They should have (Mantáer Supplement) right? --Ixidor (talk) 09:15, 30 September 2014 (MDT)

Setting Help[edit]

So I've been working on my own Campaign Setting, called Paramýth. It seems that you are very experienced with Settings, and I was wondering if you could take a look at my setting (if you have time of course) and give me any suggestions you might have, like things I might need to add or something. --Salasay Δ 21:17, 25 April 2015 (MDT)

Yeah absolutely man, not an issue! I'll take a quick look at it tonight and a hard look will probably be this weekend (way busy this week in particular). If you don't mind, could you send me a two to three sentence "spark notes" on your setting? I've helped a few of my friends out and I find having their goal in mind helps me a lot. Thanks for looking at my world btw :D --Ixidor (talk) 16:24, 27 April 2015 (MDT)
Hmmm, sparknotes Paramýth... Well, I can give you some general meta goals, but the whole setting is hard to explain since its more story based than concept based. Mostly it's intended to be made up of expy's of cultures and countries from our world. It's centered around one continent, so while other continents are mentioned they are not developed beyond very basic "It's totally not Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia Minor" and "Its totally not Asia Major". Aside from the homebrew stuff of mine, classes and races are supposed to be DnD Standard. Oh, and it's "Australia" as colonized by Planetouched followed by "Greco-Roman" humans. And instead of poisonous flora and fauna, its holes in the fabric of the Planes . (I'll keep the conversation on this page if you don't mind too much.)--Salasay Δ 17:03, 27 April 2015 (MDT)
Yeah not at all, let's chat here. I just read your countries page and the very first thing I noticed was that it was complete. I like the fact that you at least have the basics down for everyone. A lot of wikis (mine included) have lots of space on the map blank in terms of content, and I appreciate when I can get a glimpse/snapshot of a place as opposed to nothing! I also want to give you top marks for creativity. I really struggled to pick out connections to the real world in your countries. They seemed genuinely created :) I noticed the culture page while writing this sentence, bringing me to my first suggestion. My first overall suggestion would be to marry the country/geography/culture pages to the max extent possible. That way a reader can take in the whole country at once as opposed to reading three articles. I understand some geographic features cross boundaries and some people may be nomadic, but otherwise putting all of that information in one spot smooths out getting to all of the relevant information. More to come as I read on! --Ixidor (talk) 18:24, 27 April 2015 (MDT)
Now that you mention it, I had actually intended to do something like that eventually. I think Geography will stay its own page (for now), but I could add culture to the countries page. Do you think splitting the countries into Regions would help? One page for each, and shared geography named on the region pages. Thank you for the feedback so far. I actually thought I was using the "DnD version of country X" too heavily. Guess the "When in doubt, Ravnira is Germany!" style tags on the page was necessary after all :) (Fun Fact, the Second Mortein War was not supposed to be quite so parallel to WWII at first, I noticed the correlation once I was done)--Salasay Δ 18:43, 27 April 2015 (MDT)
Haha I hadn't gotten to History but I'll let you know. And I'll comment on the page idea in a few days. I have a Checkride coming up so I'll be hellishly busy until Friday. Talk to you then! --Ixidor (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2015 (MDT)
Checkride got pushed to Monday, still in stress-mode haha. Haven't forgotten about you but I also haven't been fun-productive like I've wanted to be. --Ixidor (talk) 14:04, 2 May 2015 (MDT)
Hey man, I'm back! What would you like me to go over first? What would you like help on? --Ixidor (talk) 08:41, 16 May 2015 (MDT)
Mostly what I need to expand on, or add. I'm avoiding creating concrete deities, however.--Salasay Δ 20:09, 10 June 2015 (MDT)

Admin Nominee[edit]

You've been an active user since 2009, with no apparent misbehavior, barnstars to your credit, and a 5/5 campaign setting under your belt. Sounds like sysop quality work to me. Were I to nominate you, would you accept the nomination? --Kydo (talk) 08:10, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Absolutely, what would you need from me? --Ixidor (talk) 11:37, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
You just have to feel confident to go through with a Requests for Adminship process, you will need to answer the questions on your nomination (see previous nomination examples), and you also should have the resolve for an admin nomination. If you are okay with this process, then it can begin right away. --Green Dragon (talk) 16:13, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
I have no problem with the process, I just reviewed a few that passed and a few that didn't and it looks straight foreword! I'll obviously use the adminship to unify Dominaria more with the 3.5e Homebrew portals, but I also want to start taking a more active role in community contribution. Before submitting the request however, I need to look over the admin and reading list links. I can't load those at the moment. --Ixidor (talk) 16:39, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
I'd say the most important parts to read in that regard are pages about consensus and how to handle people who break the rules. As admin, there are no specific expectations, (Like, you won't be assigned to patrol a category for page quality or anything like that. It isn't a job.) but it does come with the responsibility of using your authority to protect the wiki and its users from people who would harm them. Users will eventually come to you looking for help with real community issues, possibly very serious ones which require immediate attention. I've only been an admin for a couple of years, and I have already seen plenty of unpleasant characters come through and try to ruin peoples days. Understanding consensus is how you avoid and quell major disagreements, and understanding the behavior policy is how you keep the peace. Outside of banning someone for inappropriate reasons, (people make mistakes, be reasonable about it and so will we.) everything else on the wiki can be reversed, so there's no reason to get worked up over people making changes nobody likes. (You can unban a person, but you can't un-angry them.) Anyways, once you've had a read and still feel confident, give a shout and I (or someone else watching your talk page) will put in the nom. --Kydo (talk) 19:55, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Awesome, I figured the TTPs were in there somewhere. I'll get reading and let you know, more later but I'm in a touch of a hurry sorry. --Ixidor (talk) 21:54, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
Alright Kydo I'm back. I read through the links posted and I'm ready to go. I have some questions with html, but I assume we can handle that user to user. Once I reorganize my pages I want to help out around the wiki more, but I'm sure I'll have quite a few things to learn on the admin side. Thanks by the way. A while ago I had issues with constantly having to answer the Captchas and I believe Green Dragon helped me out with that. And now I have another issue and you're here to help. I appreciate'cha :) --Ixidor (talk) 22:20, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, as best I can always. My employer removed internet access from all floor stations and I used up all my cell data so I was pretty hooped for accessing this wiki for a while, but here I am! I'm putting in the mom now. As for html, check out www.solearn.com for one of the best introductory coding lessons ever made. --Kydo (talk) 08:15, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Requests for Adminship/Ixidor done. Please head over and give some answers. --Kydo (talk) 08:36, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Welcome to Adminship. You are now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. You have more burden on yourself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge about pages, etc. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Meta Pages to help address this burden. I recommend you take a look at Special:ListGroupRights if you have not already. Some of the new feature's uses follow: 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.
  • Deleting pages is normally done through Category:Candidates for Deletion. Anything with a good reason to be deleted on that page should be deleted. Other times pages should be deleted is in the case of vandalism, spam, or even when someone makes a page and after a few edits they either blank the page or replace it with something like "Please delete this". If this page consisted of close to just the preload it is fine to 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. Also, if it deals with D&D Wiki's organization the page needs to be protected. For Example 3.5e Homebrew is protected from all non-sysop edits. No template needs to be added to pages if they are part of D&D Wiki's organization (even though some do exist like Template:Admin Locked Page)
  • Blocking a user or IP should be used with respect to policy. To block someone just click "block" (found on Recent Changes, the diff in question, the userpage, etc) and fill out the corresponding form. For a typical vandalism attack I normally block the user for two weeks. Certain things demand a longer block and others a shorter. No standards have been set for block lengths so use your best judgment.
  • Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if inaccuracies are found. If interested further please look at the SRD ToDO List or the MSRD tasks; I am sure your help will be appreciated.
Now that you are an admin I would say more burden is placed on you, 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, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon (talk) 19:17, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
I appreciate the nomination and position and I appreciate the links. I have a few questions on how to rename pages (and more specifically change their category but more on that this weekend. For now, thanks! --Ixidor (talk) 19:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Moving pages is still done just by the “move“ tab, but now you will see new options like the ability to move between namespaces, protection setting options, etc. If you give me the exact pages you have questions about, say in Dominaria, I can help you further. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:12, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
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