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Mundain items[edit]

It is spelled "mundane" ;-) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 12:12, 28 June 2007 MDT). Please sign your posts.

More templates[edit]

hello, how can we add more templates. --Dokuro 13:13, 5 September 2008 (MDT)

How do you use the powers template?[edit]

I cannot figure out how to use the power template. help please. Liekan117-Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Liekan117 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

Can you be more specific? (By the way, to sign your posts you can just type four tildes ~~~~. JazzMan 21:55, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Just picky[edit]

isn't rouge a form of make-up instead of a color that has been taken over by the English language from the French language where it means both red and the type of make-up? (please don't hit me!).Crashpilot 07:28, 1 March 2011 (MST)

Possibly. Which was named "rouge" first: the make-up or the color? Similarly, was the fruit named "orange" before the color, or was the color named "orange" first? —Sledged (talk) 10:02, 1 March 2011 (MST)

Author Template[edit]

Is this still relevant? I mean, given the removal of authorship to most pages? Jwguy 19:21, 21 March 2012 (MDT)

Good point. This page is in serious need of a revamp. For one thing, we don't use DnD for anything, and it's a guide that should be more broadly applicable. Not being one to take on another project I'll never finish (or start), I've just deleted the author template for now and left the rest up to someone else... JazzMan 21:21, 22 March 2012 (MDT)


I have fixed the DPL. Please, if anyone sees a preload which does not contain the preload category on its main page, add it there. Also, if you create a new preload, please add the preload category to it in such a manner that it is not copied to its offspring. --Kydo (talk) 06:12, 20 September 2016 (MDT)

Now that I`'m going over all of this, why is that DPL here? It looks like it belongs in Meta! --Kydo (talk) 02:22, 27 September 2016 (MDT)

UK vs. US English[edit]

Huh. I've spent this long without internalising internalizing the idea that Dandwiki is US English only. It affects effects me so negatively, I feel rudely discriminated against. Well, with all my original writing, I've practised practiced solely UK English, even more certainly in all my dialogue. I see no compelling reason to specifically prefer the literary gaol jail that is US English over UK English, it's like writing in coded cypher ciphers. The only point in its defence defense, in its favour, is that the original D&D books are in US English, but we host far more than that now - Time to move to the centre center ground. Plus I'm not sure we ever bother enforcing it anywhere. I realise this is, to some degree, a grey gray area, but can we avoid being paralysed paralyzed in the past, move on from this strange artefact artifact, and organise organize a change to keep this in line with Wikipedia policy, where no regional variant of English is preferred? --SgtLion (talk) 14:22, 18 October 2017 (MDT)

No one is telling you how to write, but if someone converts your writing into US English then you should not undo their work (to be in-line with WotC and these standards). --Green Dragon (talk) 23:31, 18 October 2017 (MDT)
This doesn't have any bearing on anything, but to be pedantic for no reason, the struck-through "affects" is the correct word to use here regardless of dialect. "Effect" as a verb goes beyond the influence that "affect" does; it refers to actual achievement of a final result ("I think that our foreign policy effects the situation"). In case you were wondering (you certainly weren't), there's also a use for "affect" as a noun (it relates to psychology). — Geodude671 (talk | contribs | email)‎ . . 23:45, 18 October 2017 (MDT)
I mean, you say that GD, but this policy is specifically telling me how to write. I still think the standard is entirely superfluous to requirements, but as long as we're not actively taking issue with me (or others) writing in UK English, I'm not too bothered.
As for effect/affect. I'm aware of the differences between effect and affect, as per UK English. I've always been taught that 'affect' wasn't even a word in US English, or at least that 'effect' was preferred in both verb and noun, nowadays - but I'll take your word for it. --SgtLion (talk) 02:04, 19 October 2017 (MDT)
Be bold! Per above, we can see that this page already has some problems. I agree that this policy is not polite, and puts readers on the defensive. As you are an admin too, I would rewrite this page to say that the D&D standards are U.S. English, or something. --Green Dragon (talk) 09:22, 19 October 2017 (MDT)

"effect" and "affect"[edit]

should be switched in this page (effect is the noun, affect is the verb) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pimplup (talkcontribs) 2020-04-01 14:38:33. Please sign your posts.

You mean the sentences that read 'The common usage of "affect" is a verb.' and 'The common usage of "effect" is a noun.'? —Sledged (talk) 14:53, 1 April 2020 (MDT)
oh yep you're right whoops –Pimplup
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