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Broken Redirects[edit]

Is there a time to not delete broken redirects? ~ BigShotFancyMan 10:57, 12 April 2019 (MDT)

I believe those can be speedily deleted. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 11:58, 12 April 2019 (MDT)
Can confirm. - Guy 10:10, 23 April 2019 (MDT)
I've taken care of those now. Sure was a lot easier back when we had a bot to do stuff like that for us. SirSprinkles (talk) 17:16, 24 April 2019 (MDT)
Thanks peeps ~ BigShotFancyMan 08:43, 25 April 2019 (MDT)

Naming a homebrew class[edit]

I recently made a class ( https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Lycanthrope,_Variant_(5e_Class) ), but thanks to an incomplete class by the same name I had to add variant to it's page name. Is there a way to change this completed class to have the non-variant page name or should I just move the page to "Lycanthropes" instead? Also first time submitting on here, how does one get a balance check for their class? Are the pages just reviewed over time or do we have to submit it somewhere? Foxfire94 20:15, 21 April 2019 (MDT)

Okay, I moved the page. You can ask helpers on their user talk pages to review your work. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:50, 23 April 2019 (MDT)
Thank you very much! I'll give that a go too. --Foxfire94 (talk) 11:27, 23 April 2019 (MDT)

Semi-Protection for a page[edit]

Would it be possible to get semi-protection on this page: https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Lycanthrope_(5e_Class) ?

There was a slew of recent edits by an anonymous user that jumbled up several class features, left comments in the class and added unnecessary elements too. --Foxfire94 (talk) 19:40, 29 April 2019 (MDT)

Done. --Green Dragon (talk) 08:55, 30 April 2019 (MDT)
Thank you! --Foxfire94 (talk) 12:35, 30 April 2019 (MDT)

Going to join this conversation because a recent edit to the Latis (5e) page made me realize I need protection for those pages - both that and the third edition page as well. Latius (talk) 00:12, 26 May 2019 (MDT)

Bleh, the links I didn't do right, but I can see you have done the 5e one already, Green Dragon. Latius (talk) 00:14, 26 May 2019 (MDT)
Thanks for bringing these pages to my attention. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:42, 26 May 2019 (MDT)

Changing email[edit]

A user asked me about changing their email account and said that attempting to change the email at the Preferences tab resulted in the section didn't load properly. When I attempted to change my own email (to verify if the problem would also occur when I tried it), I encountered the same problem. SirSprinkles (talk) 02:12, 30 April 2019 (MDT)

Copying Copyrighted Work[edit]

on my talk page, User talk:BigShotFancyMan#Psion Edits someone isn't happy with my edits. I feel in their comment they admit to remarkable similarity to WotC UA Mystic material. I've seen websites slightly alter 1st party material in order to share it and claim they didn't copy the work but I find this a gray I don't want part in. Even in my own rule variant for Arcane Archer Arcane Archer Arcane Shot (5e Class Feature) I don't reveal what the feature does. If Green Dragon or the smarter and better part of the community thinks the user's Mystic Variant is okay, then anyone feel free to undo my edits. ~ BigShotFancyMan 08:01, 1 May 2019 (MDT)

I would guide the users to our copyright policy. "You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource. Do not submit copyrighted work without permission!" --Green Dragon (talk) 22:31, 7 May 2019 (MDT)

Can't find my created homebrew class[edit]

I created a homebrew class (https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Reishi_(5e_Class) but it isn't appearing with the rest of the classes on the class page. Can anyone assist me with that? Also, what did I do wrong to avoid this in the future? Thanks, (Croimandias (talk) 07:39, 7 May 2019 (MDT) = Croimandias 9:30, 07 May 2019 (EST))

It shows up for me (you did forget the summary though). Have you tried to refresh 5e Classes (refresh tab)? --Green Dragon (talk) 09:11, 7 May 2019 (MDT)
Thanks a ton! That did the trick! Croimandias (talk) 13:25, 7 May 2019 (MDT) = Croimandias 15:23, 07 May 2019 (EST))

Policy Discussions[edit]

For those interested or able to help, a query has been brought up here → Help talk:Policies#Tavern Chat. ~ BigShotFancyMan 13:15, 10 May 2019 (MDT)

Edit with Form[edit]

What is this new tab? ~ BigShotFancyMan 06:38, 15 May 2019 (MDT)

I assume because the rating system has been implemented to many related pages? --Green Dragon (talk) 08:49, 15 May 2019 (MDT)
Alright. It seems to be gone at the moment. Thanks :) ~ BigShotFancyMan 09:03, 15 May 2019 (MDT)

So the other day, I noticed a few pages created like this one [[1]]. It says it has value of 2 which is one of the options that pops when you try to "Edit with Form". You can see the user contributions they made more, to include the exact sequence of numbers on this page [[2]]. I am not sure what they are for but I'd like to delete them lol :p ~ BigShotFancyMan 11:37, 15 May 2019 (MDT)

I noticed them too and am not sure what the OP is up to. It might be worth asking what the intent is but ultimately those pages are going to be deleted. Marasmusine (talk) 12:53, 15 May 2019 (MDT)

Pages for Deletion[edit]

There's quite a few of pages I've marked and keeping in spirit of accountability, I am waiting for another admin to review/delete those. ~ BigShotFancyMan 10:50, 28 May 2019 (MDT)

Same here. Maybe we are all thinking the same thing? --Green Dragon (talk) 11:06, 28 May 2019 (MDT)
I've got your backs. boopConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 02:38, 30 May 2019 (MDT)
thank ya! ~ BigShotFancyMan 07:01, 30 May 2019 (MDT)

The page remaining are ones Varkarrus PfD. The edits made didn't change the concept or add to how the article is used but rather srd links, capitalization, grammar, etc. The edits are quite a bit at times though, compared to 1/4 of the ones I deleted with only a few of these types of edits.
With that, I think the deletion can go either way and if another admin wants to remove the templates or delete the pages that would be great! ~ BigShotFancyMan 10:55, 20 June 2019 (MDT)

I've gone through the rest of these. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 11:20, 20 June 2019 (MDT)

Article Spotlight[edit]

Max7238 mentioned on Discord something to give attention to articles. There was a concern for bias amongst active users so I got the idea to shine light on a random article. I used Special:RandomInCategory/5e and got Spelljammer Setting Page which isn't an ideal article to review. I was hoping someone could help with a random page generator that includes race, class, subclass, feat, and spells (and any other categories I may not be thinking of). I think that pages with IRR templates are okay too. My goal is just to bring attention to users' creations, good or in need of tweaking. I can start with doing one a month, and if there would be more users interested, we could rotate the weeks. If there are 4 users participating, then we'd have a weekly article spotlight, absent of bias (assuming the user reviews the first page the receive from the generator). uhm...that's all! Thanks :-) ~ BigShotFancyMan 07:31, 29 May 2019 (MDT)

P.S. I could reclick till I got a page without the campaign setting category -_- ~ BigShotFancyMan 07:33, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
P.S.S. could also be something to share on the Facebook page....maybe... ~ BigShotFancyMan 07:41, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
Is the idea to have the spotlight article a "community project" to bring it to standards? Or is it to highlight pages that are good? Is there a crossover with the Quality Articles idea? Marasmusine (talk) 09:46, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
The idea is to put a light on an article. If it needs brought to community standards then so be it. If it is up to snuff, then a blurb about what is liked about it should suffice. I wouldn't associate any spotlight article with QA or FA; those have their own criteria and process. If a QA or FA came up, then that's coincidence and a write up for the page could be done just like any non-QA/FA page. This would simply be bringing articles to attention on the front page....which I don't think I included in the original message :/
Perhaps I give it go for an example and then community can decide if it looks like something beneficial to the site. ~ BigShotFancyMan 09:57, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
Here is an example, written quite briefly but I think gives the picture of my idea or intent. Article Spotlight Carpet of Shadow (5e Spell). ~ BigShotFancyMan 10:12, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
Just watching for now but just wanted to let you know that the spell is a bit too similar to the entangle spell for my liking. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 13:00, 29 May 2019 (MDT)
This is an interesting idea especially for social media. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:27, 2 June 2019 (MDT)

Nepotism[edit]

I don’t feel like Admins should be involved with Sysops for articles by their family or significant others, or conflict resolution and discipline that involves their family and significant others whether said persons are victim or violator. ~ BigShotFancyMan 22:30, 2 June 2019 (MDT)

How are any relationships to be defined? --Green Dragon (talk) 23:19, 2 June 2019 (MDT)
I'm not sure, but there is at least 1 admin that is involved with another user, as per their own admissions. I don't know if BSFM means to reference those users, but in cases of self-declaration at least the relationship is well-defined. Obviously, we cannot otherwise speculate on relationships between users.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 14:00, 4 June 2019 (MDT)
I vaguely recall an old admin bringing this up a long time ago, too.--GamerAim Chatmod.png (talk) 14:00, 4 June 2019 (MDT)
Well, we can only do something when we are aware of situations. At this time though, there are apparently none. Just good friends. ~ BigShotFancyMan 09:19, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
FWIW I think it's still nepotism between good friends. Admins shouldn't make rulings or use privileges for IRL acquaintances. There are enough admins that this rule wouldn't pose an issue.--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 10:24, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
This was a ridiculous request suggested in frustration of perceived abuse between ConcealedLight and ConcealedWife after Vark’s review of a page CW rewrote. Any sort of favoritism cannot be proved and any attempts at it will only undo friendships and good working will of the site. I apologize for my shortsightedness in the matter. ~ BigShotFancyMan 10:34, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
There's no need to apologize. If there's an issue, it needs to be confronted whether the accused parties like it or not. If they're making you or other users feel unwelcome or unhappy here, that must take priority. Not being able to prove favoritism is perhaps a good reason to restrict powers where a relationship has been proven. Not just favoritism, but also personal non-site grudges.
As I've said, instituting such a policy should have no negative effects as we have enough admins to cover for a rare conflict of interest. Considering this and the potential to safeguard against abuse, I cannot see why GD would object to it when two long-standing admins with a proven track record have voiced favor for such a policy.--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 11:36, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
because it’s a highly subjective topic and futile effort to prove. ~ BigShotFancyMan 11:48, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
It's not subjective or hard to prove if we have proof of users declaring some form of relationship. In the instance of CL and CW, this has been affirmed by them both on multiple occasions. In this case, the relationship has been proved. I see no harm in making this policy, so long as it's clear that only confirmed relationships apply. Heck, I'll even concede that I shouldn't be allowed to administrate SgtLion.--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 11:51, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
Edit: I'd like to note that this isn't about CL and CW. I only just returned and don't know anything about CL and CW and Vark, so this isn't in response to anything anyone did recently. I'm just supporting a user/admin who brought up the same concerns that I did by providing a simple, no-harm policy to allay any concerns users may have.--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 11:56, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
As I requested on my talk page please avoid discrediting my judgements due to perceived information about my personal life as I endevor to keep it separate from my administrative duties and remain lawful neutral in my application. I should not have to share such information about myself in order to ease your own concerns about my judgement. This is the last I will say on the matter unless a futile policy like this see's concensus. —ConcealedLightChatmod.png (talk) 15:37, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
Please do not refer to the honest concerns of other users and admins as "futile policy." If you'd like, I can make a serious inquiry into your conduct, which present policy would prevent you from being involved in.
With that formality out of the way, this is not about you, personally, CL, despite whatever importance you may or may not blatantly express about yourself. I am more than happy to post the public record of this "perceived information.". Nobody is forcing you to share anything - you have already shared this information and it can be corroborated if you insist that it isn't true. To be frank, the more defensive you appear to be, the more I'm inclined to believe that you've done something wrong.
And so, to be clear: you have been accused of nothing except disrespectfulness towards other users. The policy would apply to all admins where information regarding their relationship to another user is already a matter of public record. No one would be forced to share anything. That your relationship is already a matter of public record is beside the point. Now, I do apologize if you feel as if your privacy is being invaded, but you shared this knowledge freely, and your presumably unwarranted defensive gestures only serve to point blame at you where otherwise none would be.
So, again, I see no reason why any innocent, humble administrator would oppose stepping back in a rare case of administrating someone that public record shows he has a relationship with. But then, I would not dare make assumptions about the character of my fellow administrators :) --GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 17:58, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
I agree with ConcealedLight that a neutral point of view is necessary for an admin, and there are no restrictions about who they should interact with. This is a core policy already, NPOV. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:35, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
NPOV is about maintaining a neutral point of view in articles themselves. Since D&D Wiki is not a factual wiki, that policy is not relevant. The policy you are thinking of is WP:INVOLVED. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:46, 5 June 2019 (MDT)
Okay then, as per NPOV, it seems that BSFM and I both agree that CL is unable to administrate matters involving CW, and I am unable to administrate matters involving SgtLion. Glad we got that wrapped up, Geodude!--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 04:45, 6 June 2019 (MDT)
Can't we all just be one big happy family. Marasmusine (talk) 05:16, 6 June 2019 (MDT)
That is why I back down from this; it only stirred the pot. Nothing good comes from this witch hunt. ~ BigShotFancyMan 06:40, 6 June 2019 (MDT)
As I have made the point of many times before, there is no witch hunt going on. I do distrust the conduct of a man who lashes out at even the faintest hint of questioning him, but that is beside the point. D&D Wiki is not served well by backing down from what's right just because a single user always causes drama over it.--GamerAim (2:0) Chatmod.png (talk) 12:21, 6 June 2019 (MDT)

←Reverted indentation to one colon

Obviously WP:INVOLVED is the right policy to link to. Like it says, if there is a potential WP:NPOV violation on a page (e.g. maintenance template issue) then the request for another unrelated admin to close up the situation should take place. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:17, 10 June 2019 (MDT)

Factions[edit]

(I don't know if I'm doing talk pages right this is only my second time) If it's within the admins' power, I'd really appreciate a homebrew section for creating factions, guilds, religions etc. I'm working on a faction at the moment and I noticed there was no real place to put stuff like that.

If talking about guilds, they could slide into backgrounds considering they are to replace a background. For the other things such as factions, (5e Other) seems appropriate to me since these factions could be used multi-edition.   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   13:44, 31 August 2019 (MDT)

Homebrew Class: Multiattacker[edit]

This page was recently deleted in spite of supposed active discussion that was to take place to prevent it from being deleted. It was marked for deletion from another user, who never participated in the talk of deleting the page, and deleted by admin Quincy, who failed to recognize my defense of the class, in spite of my attempts to prevent the page from deletion because not only do I use the class but I also proposed, if need be, a possible rebalancing for the class that never intended to be taken as be a proper class, but on a fundamental level is mostly balanced. I wish for the page to be restored, because not only was the reason of deletion refuted, but was deleted in violation of the presented procedures. >Owlbreaker 21:09, 19 Sept 2019

My bad. I'll restore it in a jiffy. Based Quincy (talk) 22:36, 19 September 2019 (MDT)
I also restored the talk page. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 22:49, 19 September 2019 (MDT)
Seriously, thank you both for your expedient effort. If it saves the page from further attempts at deletion, I can attempt a hand at workshopping it into an actual class, with one "discipline" retaining the original April Fools build. >Owlbreaker 22:07, 19 Sept 2019
If worst comes to worst you could always store a copy of the class on your userpage where no-one can edit it. Based Quincy (talk) 23:11, 19 September 2019 (MDT)

Deleting A Userpage[edit]

I need some help dealing with an issue I have on one of my userpages. The User:Blobby383b/Contributions page used to list a breakdown of my contributions to the wiki and allowed me to see where I spend the most time making major edits. However one of the mediawiki updates before the most recent one broke it and made it so it no longer worked. It sucked, but it was no big deal. With one of the more recent mediawiki updates(I am not sure which one), the page has gone from just having a broken dpl on the page and could still be edited to being completely inaccessible. As such, I hope that an admin with more knowledge than me about the issue could delete the page so the history of how to make a page unusable is scrubbed and so I can put a new dpl for my contributions on it that does work. If a way is found to be able to fix this issue, it would be a good idea to apply the same fix to User:ConcealedLight/FocusedContribs as well. Thanks.--Blobby383b (talk) 12:35, 20 September 2019 (MDT)

I would like to say for posterity stakes that Geodude has already fixed the problem and I no longer need my contributions userpage to be deleted.--Blobby383b (talk) 22:46, 20 September 2019 (MDT)

Revolver, Variant (5e Equipment)[edit]

The time frame for this to pass or fail quality article nomination has far surpassed its duration. The voting is 2-3 in favor of oppose and due to my feelings, I'd prefer more input or another user's involvement of succeeding or failing this article. Thanks y'all!   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   13:13, 20 September 2019 (MDT)

I think it’s right to fail this nomination. Regardless of my feelings, it’s clear that the consensus is that that page should not be a QA. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 08:02, 21 September 2019 (MDT)

Help, I got a user name and got kicked off the feat I was making...[edit]

Scion of the Abyss is mine, but I can't edit it anymore... please help!

this page isn’t locked, and can still be edited by anyone.   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   18:54, 8 October 2019 (MDT)

Well, now I feel dumb, thanks! --Beholdre (talk) 19:20, 8 October 2019 (MDT)

lol no worries. We've all done something less than smart around here.   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   10:42, 9 October 2019 (MDT)

Locking a page[edit]

I was wondering if an admin could give this page a once-over and lock it if they approve of it: https://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/Hell_Angel_(5e_Race)

If you believe it requires further editing, please let me know ^^ --WolfishlyTaco (talk) 10:17, 9 October 2019 (PST)

Hi WolfishlyTaco, see the edit I made to that page. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 11:22, 9 October 2019 (MDT)
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