User talk:Ganteka

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Welcome to D&D Wiki![edit]


Hello Ganteka, and welcome to D&D Wiki. I hope you have been enjoying this site, and I hope you have been finding the information here on D&D Wiki useful. I am an admin (and, actually, the owner as well) here on D&D Wiki along with a couple other people who make up "The Face" of D&D Wiki. An entire list of admins can be found here.


If you have any question about D&D Wiki, D&D, formatting on D&D Wiki, what day today is, or whatever, an admin will, many times, give the best answer. Please feel free to ask any admin any question (ask me a question!).


Formatting on D&D Wiki (or any wiki for that matter) can be very difficult, and if you need help a good place to start is Help:Editing on Wikipedia (or even their Introduction page). This will explain the basic wiki formatting and should provide quite a few useful links that explain more specific areas of wiki formatting. Again, if you have any questions about formatting on D&D Wiki please ask them as, I imagine, anybody will be more than happy to help you get them answered.


A strong and welcoming community exists on D&D Wiki, and I am sure you will find it rather nice. Most discussions take place on content talk pages, however please feel free to walk into The Tavern (our local chat room) and talk to some fellow D&D Wikians. Anyway, on D&D Wiki, possibly since discussions are never deleted, people try to be nice. This means please follow Wikipedia's guidelines on Civility and Etiquette when discussing anything. And, if an argument does arise, please use Wikipedia's Dispute Resolution to make sure everyone comes out happy. Also, on a pretty different note, to ensure people know who posted what, please sign your name after a post with four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking on the signature icon. Signature icon.png This will automatically produce your name and the date. Anyway, I hope you come to love the close-knit D&D Wiki community and welcome again, you are now a D&D Wikian. --Green Dragon 17:16, 2 June 2008 (MDT)

check the edit page!!![edit]

I think I forgot to add or delete the no wiki line. I'm on an I touch so I caabt check myself. So check the edit ppage please, thanksSummerscythe 19:39, 6 June 2008 (MDT)

I hate myself sometimes...[edit]

It took me an hour, but i redid it, damn... Here it is Cardomor (DnD Race) I'll probably be at work when you see it, but I'll be checking every so often on my itouch so again, anythign you think should change or be added, put it on the discussion page I dont know how to do ages and weigh tand stuff, but there age is aroungd the same as human, and they weigh less. but thanks for letting me know that i messed up, i wouldnt have evn knownSummerscythe 02:25, 7 June 2008 (MDT)


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I give you this barnstar for unconditionally formatting and expanding upon Elves, Marel (3.5e Race). This race was barely formatted until you stepped up and helped it out. Thanks so much! --Green Dragon 12:09, 16 August 2008 (MDT)


Mitchellto is about 6 foot tall if it matters wears a standard purple/black uniform with a strange rend in the fabric where the heart would be. He has a deep crystal blade called a maga sword [1]

His head is completely skelital and uses 2 gems of true seeing instead of eyes that are normally granted. He has no armor, is a well disciplined official and his skull resembles a medium sized red dragons, you know, without the flesh


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 which the user has prompted, 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 yourself 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 14:22, 4 November 2008 (MST)

Congratulations -- thanks for accepting the adminship! --Aarnott 19:36, 4 November 2008 (MST)
I'm sorry i never got a chance to support you, cuz i so would. you deserve every power this position grants you, including smite wiki code 1/day, congratulations, i'm proud of you. Summerscythe 11:39, 9 November 2008 (MST)
No worries about the support. Though, I still have yet to get used to all my admin powers though, which should be fun and entertaining (by which I mean tentative and cautious). Oddly enough, my first act as an admin, was to take a vacation. I also felt getting electing was comedic due to the timing with our national elections. Hope to see y'all back in the Tavern more often. --Ganteka 13:23, 10 November 2008 (MST)
You are being re-nominated. See also Requests for Adminship/Ganteka2. --Green Dragon 05:17, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Time for a CRUSADE!!![edit]

Against stub of course, if you want to help im sure we could clean a lot of mess. Most of the bad stuff is in base class page, races and equipements. Deity are easily fixed and PrCs are okay (although many are still stub it nowhere as worse as base classes pages). Anywya let me know if you want to help me.--Lord Dhazriel 12:47, 26 February 2009 (MST)

Iceborn and Fireborn[edit]

Feel free to go ahead and make whatever changes you want! Iceborn and fireborn were a concept I had a few years back, (actually, I was going to add two more races along with them; Stormborn (or Lightningborn) and Shadowborn) but I never actually built the world I wanted to around them. So, if you're interested in fixing them up, that would be great! --jack 15:26, 21 March 2009 (MDT)


This section for everyone who want to wish Ganteka a happy birthday today April 1st, 2009 (a.k.a. April Fool's Day) or any future birthdays Gan might have.

Hi, Gan, this Garfield of Borg. I wanted to just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. As you already know, I gave you a "gift" via the Tavern. Because you are a "Transformer" here on D&D Wiki, my "gift" to you is a Trans-metal 3 armor upgrade and so you shall now be know as "Trans-Metal 3 Ganteka", but well still call you "Gan" or "Ganteka" for short. Anyway, I gotta go, again, happy birthday, Gan.--Garfield of Borg 14:04, 1 April 2009 (MDT)

I don't believe I forgot, well happy birthday.--Lord Dhazriel 14:05, 1 April 2009 (MDT)
Your birthday: Have one without catastrophy. -Valentine the Rogue 18:59, 1 April 2009 (MDT)
Happy birthday! I didn't know you were an April fool ;). --Aarnott 20:29, 1 April 2009 (MDT)


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 15:58, 11 April 2009 (MDT)

From Avlin[edit]

I heard that you organize groups, and I'm finding myself with a severe lack of one. You think perhaps there's some people you know, or...? I'd really like to put that race and paragon to the test. Avlindrel_Fallentree 5:58 April 18th, 2009.

A Whole Year[edit]

Well, a year has past since I signed up as a member here. Good things and more to come in the future. Thanks to everyone. --Ganteka 18:38, 28 May 2009 (MDT)

Hey Gan[edit]

We should really do the team project. Seriously it could be cool. On a side note it been a while since I saw you on the tavern.--Lord Dhazriel 20:25, 2 June 2009 (MDT)

Thanks Ganteka[edit]

Thanks for sorting out the layout on my Kroot page for me, I know it looked like a bit of a mess. :) - Lolzords


Sorry about that. I'm a very picky person who can make quite the mess of things. I do use the preview button. But I often change my mind or miss simple errors alot. I can never be as organized or awesome as a administrator like you. I apologize for all the entries in Recent Changes. I know you guys use it alot and hate to sort through pages of data. Sorry, sorry, sorry. I will do better. Thanks. --Jay Freedman 18:32, 9 August 2009 (MDT)

Thanks Ganteka, You Rock[edit]

Thanks for being just plain awesome! I just read your notice. Sorry to hear that. But thanks for all you do! You Rock Ganteka! --Jay Freedman 21:05, 24 August 2009 (MDT)


Hey, Gan, How would I go about converting my race to 4e? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zetsumeimaru (talkcontribs) 17:39, 3 December 2009 (MST). Please sign your posts.

Hey Gan[edit]

I was wondering is there any thing else I could do to my race?


I realize that you have left the wiki, however you have made 1 or two edits since you said that so hopefully you still check back once in a while. The race you adopted, The Avadim, I was wondering if it would be ok with you if I expanded upon its flavour text. I'm considering using it for my campaign setting Orion and I wish to make it a little bit more descriptive before using it. Would this be fine with you?

Also, I was wondering if you could explain a little bit more about the things that caused you to leave the wiki. Right now I'm confused, for, as far as I can tell GD is a pretty good guy. I'm sure if you just discussed your issues he would give them fair weight. Then again, if you already did and nothing came of it, then excuse the intrusion. Thanks! --Vrail 00:01, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Slight snag with one of your races[edit]

Though the idea of a spherical boulder as a character is awesome, but me and my DM came to a snag. I want to be a Dragonfire adept, and the race doesn’t breathe. We just can’t settle on a improvise or come to a conclusion of how he would be able to "breathe" fire. Mega0live 12:04, 11 January 2012 (MST)

Well, as the text in SRD:Breath Weapon states, breathing isn't a prerequisite. If all you need is a flavor solution, then perhaps may I suggest that this particular geode is pitted like volcanic rock, and the breath escapes from these deep pits?--Ganteka 17:21, 13 January 2012 (MST)
Thanks for the info! And that idea is great idea for some backstory! I have 2 more questions for this race though 1) A geode cannot swim, but could it if he/she used the Aquatic adaptation invocation or the Oceanic adaptation Graft? and 2) When I finish this character could I give you the data to put with the geode page? I have read many Races and Classes that have examples. Thank you for your time. Mega0live 20:17, 15 January 2012 (MST)
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