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Helpful Edits & Talk Page Edit[edit]

Hey Coaldstone, I have recently noticed all the edits you have made to improve upon a variety of equipment pages, and I would like to say you have done an amazing job improving upon the wording on a lot of pages. With that said through, I also must ask you to not edit other user's talk page comments as you did so here as normally users shouldn't edit other user's comments on talk pages, as outlined by Help:Talk Pages#Editing or Deleting Existing Comments. I don't believe you did so harmfully though, as you seemed to only delete the issues I raised that has since been fixed, so no harm no foul, it is easy enough to revert the edit.--Blobby383b (talk) 19:46, 12 September 2018 (MDT)

You're Breathtaking!![edit]

So i'm gunna guess you're WAY better at this class creation thing than me, and i thank you for helping me modify my Lucario Race. i would link it here but i think that would be a Shameless Plug. oh well. Happy Trails!

Barnstar[edit]

WMBarnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
For your recent work with many races, in particular, fixing formatting issues, I award you this barnstar. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 11:02, 20 October 2018 (MDT)


Thank You[edit]

Thank you for editing my Blood lord class(had to make a new account cause i wasnt allowed to edit anymore) see you understand that something being different doesnt make it bad so Thank you sir


Your Work is Appreciated[edit]

Hi Coaldstone, I'd just like to say that your contributions to the wiki have been very valuable and I really admire your work. Give yourself a well-earned pat on the back. Quincy (talk) 18:13, 13 December 2018 (MST)

-I must thank you as well for fixing the formatting on a lot of my pages, it saves me a lot of trouble and I will now copy your template since it works so good xD JohnSmith82 (talk) 14:13, 15 September 2019 (MDT)

WikiCookie[edit]

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For adding preloads, fixing table entries, general formatting, and fixing mistakes in the footers of multiple pages, I award you this WikiCookie. Keep it up! --Green Dragon (talk) 22:39, 8 January 2019 (MST)


Talk:Oath of Silence (5e Subclass)[edit]

Hi Coaldstone! Many great edits by you so I come your way seeking thoughts on the subclass I linked. Cheers! ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 10:57, 17 January 2019 (MST)

Working Man's Barnstar[edit]

WMBarnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Coaldstone thanks for fixing incorrect categories, removing unused categories, and adding missing categories on pages with these problems. Your organization for these pages is very appreciated. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:34, 11 July 2019 (MDT)


Thanks, but I do want to mention one thing. The categories which were not created on 4e racial feats should have still been kept, since the dpl on the race's page calls these categories. The categories should be created with Category:Racial Feat. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:34, 11 July 2019 (MDT)


Request for Adminship[edit]

You have done a very good job helping to maintain the wiki, such as fixing formatting problems and making sure that pages have the correct title format. I feel that the admin tools would suit you very well, and would assist you well in your maintenance work. Would you like me to nominate you? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 23:07, 19 August 2019 (MDT)

Hey, it’s fine if you don’t want to be an admin m, but it would be nice if you said so so that I’m not left wondering. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:50, 22 August 2019 (MDT)
Thanks for responding to my inquiries. It sounds fine to me. Coaldstone (talk) 03:39, 23 August 2019 (MDT)
I have posted your nomination here. Please answer the questions when you get a chance. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 13:12, 23 August 2019 (MDT)

Administration[edit]

All aboard the S.S. Adminship!

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 5e SRD, 3.5e SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if inaccuracies are found. If interested further please look at their To-Do lists; 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) 23:11, 1 September 2019 (MDT)

Congrats Coaldstone; I'm happy for you. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 00:29, 2 September 2019 (MDT)
You did it, your an admin now! I hope that the new tools you have are of great assistance to you, good luck and happy editing.--Blobby383b (talk) 07:47, 2 September 2019 (MDT)
Congratulations!   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   07:31, 6 September 2019 (MDT)

Block me please as I kept editing a page by mistake[edit]

I kept editing the vampire (stone mask) page by mistake adn I think its a bug as I just went to the page via the new pages so I would like to be blocked, but with talk page unblocked so I don't edit pages by mistake please. It was a mistake and I don';t want to ruin pages.

82.14.241.125 10:29, 11 October 2019 (MDT)

Celestial Storm[edit]

You know, it's just nice if when you mess with a guy's article, you leave a message describing what you did. I don't mind that you did something to help, but I would've liked a message. Flamestarter (talk) 07:57, 19 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter

I left an explanation in the summary of the edit. I didn't change the content, I fixed an error; a somewhat common one. As it was a trivial change, I didn't think it was necessary to notify you. What are your expectations for such an edit? Your use of the word 'mess' seems to indicate that I have tarnished the article, but then you state that you don't mind that I did something to help. In addition to your expectations, I would also like to know your stance on the edit in question. Coaldstone (talk) 10:52, 19 October 2019 (MDT)
You're right in that my wording was off. My expectations are simple: If you edit my page, leave a comment in the description page, even if it's just like a "did this" or "I liked this page", because it helps me understand that you did something that I should check on. As for the edit itself, it was so small I couldn't even see it, so I guess it doesn't really matter. For that matter, what exactly did you do? I don't mind it if you fix a minor problem, just please don't change anything about how the item/race/class/spell/etc. works or operates. I'll handle that once you give me a message or comment on the page. Thank you for not changing the content itself and I'm sorry if I seemed overly upset over this small edit. Flamestarter (talk) 17:42, 19 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
I thought the edit summary was sufficient, and required no further explanation. I don't know how familiar you are with the site, but the way you state that you couldn't see the edit leads me to believe you may be relatively new. If not, ignore the following statement: You can see comments left with an edit, and the differences between versions of a page through the 'history' tab. The only comment I could think to leave on the page is that, by the book, paladins cannot cast level 7 spells, which is why the category for 'Paladin 7' is red. Coaldstone (talk) 03:42, 20 October 2019 (MDT)
I am really confused as well since they fixed categories, and that was the edit the summary, and when you check the edit log via history it shows the difference.
Good Job Coaldstone.
Flamestarter, I think it'd be more appropriate to start of a conversation that you can't figure out what edit someone did and ask them what change they made. OR! if you can see it, but don't understand it, ask the person why they made that and I think most people here will explain the reasoning. I am also now curious how a paladin will get a 7th level spell.....   ~BigShotFancyMan   talk   08:33, 21 October 2019 (MDT)
BigShotFancyMan, this is a matter of principle. I changed the level problem, but I still want a message when something on my items are changed... especially when that change is casting time and duration! I made those so it would be a fast spell that doesn't hurt the caster's team and I don't appreciate it when people don't give me a heads-up before they mess with the MECHANICS of my spells/items/classes/races/weapons/etc. The edit may look reasonable to you, but I make these with hard thought/work and I want you to give my items the same respect you expect from others concerning yours. Flamestarter (talk) 15:06, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
You do get a message, on your watchlist. I too am confused as to what the issue is; Coaldstone didn't make a change to the actual content of the page; he just fixed a formatting issue. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 15:16, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
Geodude, he more than doubled the casting time and actually doubled the effects of my Celestial Storm spell, making a hazard for anyone on the caster's spell. Flamestarter (talk) 15:54, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
Sorry, maybe we're talking about different pages. I am talking about Celestial Storm (5e Spell), which shows no such change in the page history. What page are you talking about? — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 16:08, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
The exact same thing. And it does show a change on the history. What are you looking at? Flamestarter (talk) 19:38, 25 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
As you can see here, on the edit that created the Celestial Storm page, the casting time was 1 minute and the duration was 2 minutes. In the very next edit by Coaldstone, he edited only the categories, and made no other changes to the page, and did not edit the page again as you can see in the page history. — Geodude Chatmod.png (talk | contribs | email)‎‎ . . 19:59, 25 October 2019 (MDT)
But that... I don't... I don't understand.... It... It wasn't like that when I saw it... Flamestarter (talk) 05:19, 26 October 2019 (MDT)Flamestarter
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