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The WIP template is a standalone template, and shouldn't be used inside stub templates, as it makes things needlessly convoluted. I have to ask, it seem you have placed the WIP template on many a page. Are you working on them concurrently?

Also, as a side note, class names are common nouns, and should be lowercase unless in titles, and the beginning of sentances. Other grammar rules. Coaldstone (talk) 12:02, 19 February 2020 (MST)

It seems WIP inside of a stub is okay, my apologies. I've always been of the opinion that it was unnecessary. Coaldstone (talk) 12:20, 19 February 2020 (MST)
No worries! I am planning on returning to work on the WIPs this week. I hope to get some major changes done, and if not, I will remove the template. Also, sorry if I have been getting the capitalizations wrong on class names. I've been trying to remove the incorrect capitalizations on some random pages that I've happened across, but I may have missed some. I know on the page Wiccan (5e) I capitalized whenever 'Wiccan' came up, since it it the name of the practitioner of a religion. Should I have not done it that way? --PJammaz (talk) 13:56, 19 February 2020 (MST)


Adding images is a great way to spruce up pages, but you should try to find, and link, the original source to credit the creator. I'm not too good with image stuff myself, but you can see Images help for some pointers. Coaldstone (talk) 15:20, 20 February 2020 (MST)

Hiya, related to the above-point as you tagged an image as unattributed in a page I had worked on. I couldn't find any information in the Images help or the D&D Copyrights section. Would you perchance know how to attribute an image which has been rather modified compared to the original? (the image in question is this one, with the original coming from x-celebril-x) I thought I'd just ask you directly here since I don't know what the procedure is from here? Memzak (talk) 20:31, 09 April 2020 (GMT)

Something like the image you uploaded would likely not be allowed. The wiki is woefully uninformative when it comes to things like fair use, but essentially, the changes to the image have to be transformative to the point where the image serves a completely new purpose. I would argue that your edits to that image are not transformative enough. My recommendations would be either to use the original art by linking it as an external image or find a new image to use. Either way, the image you uploaded should probably be deleted from the wiki since it violates the original artist's copyright. --PJammaz (talk) 16:41, 9 April 2020 (MDT)
Alrighty then, thank you for the speedy response as well as the extra elaboration on fair use. Will be getting rid of the image for now and see if I can find an unedited image that works in a similar fashion that I can link to externally. Memzak (talk) 16:00, 10 April 2020 (GMT)

If there is a proper license, why are we deleting them? Is not being used good enough reason? Red Leg Leo (talk) 12:51, 27 April 2020 (MDT)
Also, the wording "and is unlikely to be" may be offensive. We have had users upload their personal image and use it on their User page like a profile pic. One can only imagine the thoughts provoked from saying an image is unlikely to be used. Red Leg Leo (talk) 12:57, 27 April 2020 (MDT)

You're right, that wording is not good to use. I only remember using that on images that were extremely low res, but I should probably have avoided saying that. I only tagged images for deletion that weren't being used and were likely not to fall under any license that allowed it to be uploaded onto the wiki. If I tagged an image that had a license, it was because it was not the appropriate license and did not fall under images that are allowed to be uploaded to the wiki. I followed the guidelines here as much as possible. I've tagged a lot of images in the last month so I've probably made a mistake here or there. --PJammaz (talk) 15:07, 27 April 2020 (MDT)
I’ll link ones I don’t understand then. First one to mind is Fenrir. Red Leg Leo (talk) 15:29, 27 April 2020 (MDT)
I guess I just figured that it was safer to delete the image, since it wasn't being used and it appeared to have been taken from a comic. An argument could be made that it is fair use, but I figure it is better safe than sorry since I'm not sure what the origin is. --PJammaz (talk) 16:07, 27 April 2020 (MDT)
I am no Bueno with licenses and fair use. I get what your saying and will proceed with the delete then. Red Leg Leo (talk) 07:08, 28 April 2020 (MDT)
Licenses can be really complicated. I'm trying to put together a little set of guidelines to help users understand them a bit better. Fair use is even worse, since the law is vague and primarily based on precedents. I figure with fair use it is better to err on the more careful side. --PJammaz (talk) 07:38, 28 April 2020 (MDT)

Zelda Rods[edit]

Why do you keep changing the rods back? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lycanskull (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

Because it doesn't make any sense. They're common items. They already have a melee attack which I think is reasonable for an item that is primarily intended to be a ranged weapon. If you want to make something similar to what you tried to change it to, you are free to make a new page. --PJammaz (talk) 21:54, 9 July 2020 (MDT)
If you're curious, they're going to be called Fire/Ice/Thunder Staves.


Your edits messed the page up. Aml853

How did my edit mess it up? All I did was move the description into the description portion of the creature template. --PJammaz (talk) 21:19, 5 May 2020 (MDT)

Im not sure. It's fine now, but it was really messed up when I reverted it. Anyways, thanks for fixing it. Aml853

Uploading Problem[edit]

Hello PJammaz, I know that you know a lot about the images on this page, so I come with a question. I’m trying to upload a pic that I drew, but it says “Caught exception of type MWException,” with a lot of numbers that change every time I attempt to upload before it. Do you know what that means, or how to fix it?   ━Kanon   Talk   08:19, 7 July 2020 (MDT)

That is not something I am familiar with. My first guesses would be that the filename is too long, the file is too large, or the file is the wrong format. Those tend to be the most common problems when uploading images. MWException is just a general MediaWiki error and it doesn't really tell us what the problem is. --PJammaz (talk) 15:36, 7 July 2020 (MDT)
I don’t know what it is either, but I tried screenshooting it instead of downloading it off of my drawing software, and that worked. Thanks.   ━Kanon   Talk   16:43, 7 July 2020 (MDT)
It sounds like it probably was either too large or an incompatible file format. Do you know what file format you were trying to upload it as? I know that it says you can upload svg files, for instance, but they don't work properly. --PJammaz (talk) 17:22, 7 July 2020 (MDT)
I can’t recall, it might have been pgna, whatever that is, but I can’t see why it would be different because all of the other downloads I made with that software worked fine.   ━Kanon   Talk   17:26, 7 July 2020 (MDT)
Yeah, I have no idea what a pgna file is, but as far as I can tell it doesn't seem like it would be accepted as an upload. --PJammaz (talk) 17:33, 7 July 2020 (MDT)
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