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2015-jan

It has sections for all three ME games. I haven't had a chance to really look through it yet as I just found it. Do you think this would be a worthy source for putting together Deleted Content pages here? TheUnknown285 (talk) 10:32, January 2, 2015 (UTC)

that's rather funny, i see them sourcing back to the wiki at times. ME1: cut equipment, which was taken care of by silverstrike and co. years ago. ME2: they basically sourced from Mass Effect 2 Cut Content. some straight cut-n-paste material absent from the wiki, but those need to be organized better on integration. ME3: empty and the zaeed bit is already floating around in talkpages.
happy nu year by the way. (talk) 10:57, January 2, 2015 (UTC)

You reverted my previous edit on Liara's page on her conversation with Legion. GIven all the previous details that have been added to Liara's page already, including her casual conversations with other members of the crew why was this removed? I ask because you didn't leave a reason behind the decision.If you require a direct video link that proves the conversation does take place I can provide one...--KrimzonStriker (talk) 21:16, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

Here is video proof of the conversation I included. View this [1] at the 8:52 mark. In light of this evidence I have undone your previous edit. Please leave a reason if you choose to undo it afterwards and respond to me as soon as you are available.--KrimzonStriker (talk) 21:38, January 12, 2015 (UTC)
   MSV H-G
I worked hard to rewrite the shoddy editing on that page and you keep throwing it back to the sorry excuse for a page that it was, Stop. Mharris22 (talk) 08:48, January 15, 2015 (UTC)
and you just lost your editing privileges. i did warn you to stop adding your non-improvements.
in case you needed pointing out why:
  1. repetitive writing. you kept adding what happened to the ship at the intro when it's explicitly spelled out just a paragraph or two below.
  2. you kept sneaking in fan observations in the main body of the text when it was already noted at the trivia section.
  3. bits of noticeable grammar fail. "improvements"? the article was fine as is before you partially butchered it.

the manuals of style aren't there for display. familiarize yourself next time. (talk) 09:05, January 15, 2015 (UTC)

Don't you agree that it currently sticks out too much from the basic style of the wiki (blue, pretty much)? Can you change it to match said style by messing with the CSS in Wikia.css? klad (need to talk?) 03:31, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

i would change that in a heartbeat, but since december wikia is prohibiting any changes to global nav. must be done on personal css at this time, sadly. still waiting on the conclusion of their purported experiments. (talk) 03:35, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
Optimal formatting
What do you mean? What are these factors you speak of? Free me of my ignorance pls, because what I'm seeing there is an oversized image pushing text too the far left of the article for eight lines.
PS: This ignorance stems from having edited at more traditional (for lack of a better word) wikis; you know, where images are typically consistent in size (200/250px), so I'm kind of confused as to how some source code formatting is done here. Plus, the MoS says nothing about this optimal formatting you speak of.
Tl;dr? Don't blame me. :/ klad (need to talk?) 03:49, January 17, 2015 (UTC)
  1. we are not other wikis. this point can't be repeated over and over enough. the focus is on having pictures reasonably viewable at first glance, not on enforcing a "standard" size on them.
  2. it's a longish picture with text on it. any smaller and it becomes unreadable. any larger is actually still acceptable (to a point) since the content rail does expand for people with wide monitors. use ctrl+- resizing for a practical demonstration.
  3. fluid layout specs mean 700px minimum and 1280px max on content rail. "squeezed" would be 80-90% of the picture hogging all of 700px and/or one or two short words per line. more obviously so if it's something like a 4:3 ratio image. this isn't it. (talk) 04:18, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry I had no idea, I'm new so I wont do it again, sorry abou that. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jaketynan‎ (talk · contr).

But how do I make own my template with my user? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jaketynan (talk · contr).

say you have some markup on User:Jaketynan/whatever. you want to use it on User:Jaketynan/Shepard. on the latter page, just reference the former by invoking it as {{User:Jaketynan/whatever}}.
please note that article categories are not to be used on userpages, so be mindful of whatever you're planning on copypasting from the wiki's templates. wikia has tons of beginner primers regarding this sort of thing, read and understand them before jumping ahead and messing with things you barely know about. (talk) 10:17, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Temp,

I saw that an editor asked something on our talk pages. Even if I wansn't agreeing with his point, he still has the right to put a message on our talk pages. Why did you removed it from my page then?--DeldiRe (talk) 08:40, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

the moment he used a sockpuppet instead of waiting out his block or just plain opening a communication attempt on his own talkpage he permanently forfeited his editing rights on the wiki. which means i get to treat it as spam/vandalism from a spammer/vandal (which considering the content it certainly is).
since it's your talkpage, you can restore/respond to it as you see fit (personally, i don't see the point - it turns out he had a bunch of "sleeper accounts" here anyway). 08:56, January 23, 2015 (UTC)
Please don't remove messages from Talk pages. It's bad practice; removing them is the user's prerogative. Tullis (talk) 12:28, January 23, 2015 (UTC)
I understand your reasons Temp but as Tullis just said, I would have prefer to remove it myself so that we can fight together against those behaviors. --DeldiRe (talk) 08:45, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

To be fair, he also insulted TempEditor78, stating he "might be mentally impaired". But I see your point about the talk page policy. --173.58.251.107 19:37, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

And then he also removed the content of TempEditor78's main page to state that "I Am The Hitler Of The Wiki" and other related things and a warning to others to avoid the wiki. I'm pretty sure that that won't get him points. --173.58.251.107 01:31, January 24, 2015 (UTC)

You'll probably say that this is too minuscule a manner to warrant a change, but the hyperlinks references are a bit... unencyclopdic, don't you think? Since the MLA way of formatting references may be too complicated for some, how about we apply a Halopedia like format to references? Simple and easy to do, right? klad (need to talk?) 03:27, January 25, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Temp78,

Any news from the Maps plug-in for the wiki? Thanks in advance. --DeldiRe (talk) 14:28, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

2015-feb

Hey Temp,

I would suggest to add a news (and probably on Twitter account aswell, I know its wikia staff who handle it) about the promo for MEI. IGN gives it for free on IOS during the month: http://www.ign.com/prime/promo/mass-effect-infiltrator-free --DeldiRe (talk) 17:19, February 11, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Temp78,

I'd like to report a new vandal Special:Contributions/204.102.252.130. Elsie already dealt with the edit but the hammering is still pending. Thank you & enjoy your week-end. --DeldiRe (talk) 08:23, February 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hammering dealt with, too :P Elseweyr talkstalk 21 Feb 2015, 04:38:14 (UTC)

hey hey hey!! what's up with that! why does the Asari article have to say gender? is it some community guideline? are we primarily going off a data book here or something? oh crap, its because my stuff was conjecture, right? There's no official statement on Asari sex or gender much more than that one Liara line, right? cause if it's just that, I'll leave the article alone or w/e. I just want to make sure there's not any personal belief stuff getting in the way here

--BeccArt (talk) 04:02, February 24, 2015 (UTC)

read the codex entries (bioware) and the tons of discussion (fans) that went into this topic years before. swathes of the article are taken verbatim from the codex and any differences are already noted as is.
this is the bottom line: bioware is insistent on monogender - THEY call the shots on their own constructed lore, not you or me or any of us regular fans. if it means anything, just go with the scenario of a decidedly homosexual krogan male falling for an asari's charms. (talk) 04:14, February 24, 2015 (UTC)
ah, that's understandable, then. thank you for the clarification! hopefully they'll add more onto that in the future. again, thanks! have a nice night~
--BeccArt (talk) 04:29, February 24, 2015 (UTC)

2015-mar

Hey

A vandal by the name of Windzap has changed the page name of Mass Effect (Original game) to something else and for some reason I can't change it back. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bluegear93 (talk · contr).

dealt with. thank you for reporting. (talk) 22:14, March 6, 2015 (UTC)
No problem Bluegear93 (talk) 22:26, March 6, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Temp,

I have a small question about coding, could you come two minutes on the chat to discuss it please? Thanks in advance, --DeldiRe (talk) 12:41, March 16, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for coming, I was afk. You can come whenever you want, I will try to be there. There is no hurry. --DeldiRe (talk) 13:30, March 18, 2015 (UTC)

Hello. Can you please explain why you reverted my changes on Citadel: Asari Consort?

You’re an admin on this wiki all right, and have spent some time watching after it and developing it; but reverting other editors’ changes without even notifying them about it or bothering to explain what was wrong with the contribution in the first place will likely lose you community members and quality. Imfego (talk) 23:54, March 21, 2015 (UTC)

actually it is up to the editing party (-you-) to justify changes to an already ok article. unnecessary changes are discouraged when the article was fine as it is. the wiki has its own conventions and editing guides, read and familiarize yourself through the links on your userpage please. 09:34, March 22, 2015 (UTC)
Does that mean that if I re-edit it and explain the reasoning behind it, you’ll be less likely to delete it again? Also, can you please mention precisely which MoS articles are relevant in this case? Reading through all of them to make you keep one single edit of mine alone is not what I’d deem very productive. Imfego (talk) 15:09, March 24, 2015 (UTC)

A few days ago, you reverted all of my edits to the article on Castle Arcade. If this is because of how I punctuated this one range of values, I would like to let you know 1) you don't have to revert everything I did just to get rid of a small problem, and 2) placing an en dash between two numbers is the proper way to represent a range of values (see here), and a hyphen is best used when an en dash is unavailable. —M.C.Tales (talk) 18:53, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

2015 Q2

2015-apr

Hi Tempeditor78,

My name is Nico and I'm from the Game team here at Wikia.

Did you know that approximately half of the visits across Wikia are coming from mobile devices? To support that mobile traffic, Wikia is creating iOS and Android apps that focus exclusively on individual communities.

We are happy to inform you that your community now has an app in the Apple and Android store. Links can be found here;

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wikia-mass-effect-fan-app/id956803053?ls=1&mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wikia.singlewikia.masseffect

Please see this help page that will explain how and where to manage your content in your community app, and also ways to promote your Community App on your own community.

If you have any questions about the Community App itself, how to manage content on it, or how to promote it, please write to Special:Contact.

Please inform the other admins about the release,

Knakveey (talk) 19:47, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

i see the iOS version is up and about. thanks and congratulations on behalf of prospective users of the app (don't own any apple devices myself).
i've bootstrapped the icons in my spare time some months ago and realized some of them don't really look good in the released screenshots, so i was wondering a little if the screenshots can be updated to something more presentable in the future once one of us get around to working on them. not really a pressing question nor suggestion for a software feature, just genuinely curious. 19:58, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Hi Tempeditor,

You can make changes to the app by visiting Special:Promote and Special:CuratedContent. Hope this helps you out :)

Knakveey (talk) 18:14, April 14, 2015 (UTC)

If you are planning to have a certain ending/mass effect 3 import, you will want to know who can die in the vents. For example, Miranda can never be sent into vents. That's not "anyone else". To use second fireteam leader as an example, you can choose anyone so in that case "anyone else" is correct. Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Paul2O‎ (talk · contr).

irrelevant. the ideal choices have already been explicitly spelled out. declaring "anyone else" automatically excludes the people not listed as "ideal" regardless of the number of other choices and is meant to be a shorthand to just focus on who's ideal. (talk) 22:57, April 14, 2015 (UTC)

I disagree with your reasoning. And I don't think it is your job to police this. Paul2O (talk) 23:49, April 14, 2015 (UTC)

Look at this: Administrator powers should be used to help keep the wiki clear of vandalism, spam, and users who make malicious edits, but not for simple disagreements between users acting in good faith. Ideally an admin shouldn't be considered "in charge". The ideal admin is just someone who is trusted to have a few extra buttons and to use them for the benefit of the Wikia community.

actually it -is- my job to preserve article integrity in all forms. the wording was not -my- reasoning, that was the (valid and logical) reasoning of people who figured it out way before you even became aware of this game.
you, in effect, made an unnecessary edit. unnecessary edits = bannable. you were well on the way to the banhammer if you continued your course without discussion. if -you- get too uppity by continuing to push -your- version of pages without discussion, i can and i will block you for edit warring. as you haven't passed that threshold yet and you actually made some effort at discussion unlike the vast majority of one-time users i had to deal with, your editing privileges are still fine.
lurk more before presuming to tell me what i can and can't do around here. (talk) 00:14, April 15, 2015 (UTC)

User by the name of 70.176.146.61 came by Cerberus and put a few things on there that I got rid of. Thought you might want to give the guy a look. --173.58.100.7 06:46, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Dealt with. Thanks for reporting. Elseweyr talkstalk April 22, 2015, 12:41:44 (UTC)

Hi. Sorry, can you tell me what was wrong with that tip? Can you comment your decision and let me improve that tip? Alketal (talk) 16:20, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

UPD. And what was wrong with that tip? Alketal (talk) 04:06, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

  1. the how to play sections on the castle arcade page are just the game instructions taken ingame, nothing more nor less.
  2. atrocious grammar and debatable "tip" usefulness since there's literally a myriad other ways of tackling that problem with equal or even lesser risk. prospective editors are expected to at least proofread their own work before committing any changes. (talk) 16:02, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

It's kinda strange to expect perfect edits. I am not native english speaker - so I double check grammar at two different systems. I can make mistake by placing a "how to play" tip to... "How to play" section - because it seems to be logical. But is there a reason to completely deleting entire post? Wiki pages are created for community and by community. So someone adds information, someone corrects it, someone improves it visually. People complement each other. So:

1. Would it be OK if I move "Castle Arcade" tip to another section? For example, here.

2. "there's literally a myriad other ways of tackling that problem with equal or even lesser risk" Really? The closest cover which protects from front attacks, flanking and Harvester's devastating blasts. By the way, it's a tip. An advice from one player to another. That spot isn't obvious for new players who started first walkthrough on Insanity. Like me. So it's an advice for those players. And mentioned cover is amazing. It took about 5 reloads to figure that. Still not enough arguments? Let’s look here. A really big "Insanity tips" section. And you can say "there's literally a myriad other ways of tackling that problem with equal or even lesser risk" about it. But it still exists. And still is extremely useful. Ok, I was wrong when I wrote "the safest place". Word "safest" is to strong here. How about "It's safer than anywhere else you can go"? Like here again.

I don't want to look rude or start "editing war". I just want to help community enjoy the game without spending too much on figuring the easier ways to solve some problems. So, will you allow me to return these tips with mentioned corrections? Alketal (talk) 18:39, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

you're not a native speaker? so am i. thing is, you cannot expect others to always clean up after your mistakes - if others are willing to do so, they're free to do so. except no one did by the time i did the rounds, so tough luck as my limited schedule only permits for error checking most of the time. language barriers are always a frustration, so perhaps it's best you focus your efforts to the mass effect wiki in your local language - check the language links at the bottom of the main page if yours is listed.
article writing 101: look at how the rest of the article is written and emulate it (consulting the style guides in the meanwhile).
  1. if the tone is descriptive, do not switch to imperative just because you're detailing a strategy. only the how to play sections in the castle arcade page are imperative since they're verbatim instructions; the rest merely detail the games' attributes in a descriptive manner so that is what you should bear in mind.
  2. walkthroughs are allowed some latitude in informal writing, but when using superlatives be sure it's objectively so, not just hyperbole, so as not to give readers the wrong idea. "it's safer than anywhere else you can go" is not only awkwardly worded, it's the same thing as just saying "safest".

again, i'd advise you to focus your efforts on other MEwiki localizations if this language barrier is going to be a problem. (talk) 08:08, April 27, 2015 (UTC)


I wrote "It's safer than anywhere else you can go" on purpose. Just to check your reaction on this sentence. Look at Collector Ship (mission)#Sky High Battle again. I mentioned this article twice. First Insanity tip, second sentence. This sentence is allowed there but not here. Just emulated it (article writing 101).

Ok, I got it. Now I'm just waiting. Purge this "imperative" infestation, clean that "descriptive" article! Just show us fair judgment. And usefulness doesn't matter.

However, question about Castle Arcade is still open. I took note of your recommendations and corrected the tip. Now it is quite descriptive, properly located and emulates the style of Castle Arcade#Relay Defense section tip. Is it ok now? Alketal (talk) 15:04, April 27, 2015 (UTC)

A week passed but the heresy has not yet been purged. That looks like permission for me. Renewed tip has been added to this page. Please, check it. Alketal (talk) 14:50, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

2015-may

I noticed that we don't have a guide for ME1 but do for the other two games. Do you know if this is just an oversight or if there's a reason for this? TheUnknown285 (talk) 17:51, May 27, 2015 (UTC)

it simply hasn't been made yet. you're welcome to try though. (talk) 22:40, May 27, 2015 (UTC)

A thought on improving article helpfulness Edit

Since you people get massively butthurt when users try to communicate with each other on these talk pages like we used them for in the old days...

a way to keep the wiki useful to the users as well as maintain your proprietary attitude about the "talk" pages not being for talk, could you at least post links to the relevant forums on each page, maybe near the talk button?

Thanks. Further details on my own talk page. 66.68.51.107 15:07, May 28, 2015 (UTC) 66.68.51.107 15:13, May 28, 2015 (UTC)

2015-jun

I appreciate your many valuable contributions to this wiki, but being a prominent contributor doesn't give you the right to unilaterally wipe out constructive edits "just because". I undid your reversion of my edit on Zaeed's Unique Dialogue page, as it's actually a true and confirmable fact. Just thought you should know. RazingRazor (talk) 05:52, June 9, 2015 (UTC)

I'm aware of the bug confirmation policies, but I don't particularly think there ARE three other registered users who are willing to investigate this and confirm it, as this particular bug is trivial at best. If you would be willing to work with me to confirm it, I would definitely appreciate it. Despite being aware of the site policies, I don't contribute often, and thus lack a great deal of experience dealing with this wiki in particular. tldr: Just trying to improve the wiki in my own small way, help would be appreciated. Thanks. RazingRazor (talk) 06:04, June 9, 2015 (UTC)

Because I am no admin I can't change name of my blogs. There was written to ask an admin for help, when I tried to change in their titles "ME: Next" to "Mass Effect: Andromeda". These are my blogs.

http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FirstDrellSpectre/Ideas_for_sqaudmates_of_ME_Next http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:FirstDrellSpectre/My_wishlist_about_Mass_Effect:_Andromeda

So I ask for help. FirstDrellSpectre (talk) 15:32, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

your blogs are apparently renamed already. unless you're actually asking to have their old names deleted from the system, there's little else i can do. (talk) 13:09, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
When I did it I had message that I can't change them and I need to ask an admin for help. It seems it worked but with delay.FirstDrellSpectre (talk) 15:32, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Temporaryeditor78!

We have a game trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, but figured it would be best to ask before we place it on the game page. You can view it here.

Best regards,

Raylan13@fandom (talk) 22:41, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

apparently trailers are conditionally permitted under the local video policy. i'd have to consult with the other resident admins on this since we've traditionally taken a no-videos stance due to the reasons stated in the policy. if it works out, i guess we'd allow trailers uploaded to video.wikia but probably not in the mass effect wiki's own namespace. thanks for the offer by the way. (talk) 07:35, June 17, 2015 (UTC)

A trailer for Mass Effect 4 unless proof you did not look it, there was Mako, and it is a text "M40". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Уиллозавр‎ (talk · contr).

what we're looking for is something like a bioware blog formally introducing the vehicle and explicitly calling it an "M40 Mako". official design renders with labels and the like. there are plenty examples of alphanumeric labels on things in the franchise that actually don't mean anything (or mean something else entirely) so we can't actually infer labels haphazardly. official information will come eventually, we don't have to be hasty and jump to potentially wrong conclusions. (talk) 07:19, June 17, 2015 (UTC)

I'm tired of you delete my edits !!! Course can with some I was not right, but you're absolutely removed all my changes. And I see that you know nothing about the universe Mas effect, I wonder how you're still the article Mass Effect: Andromeda not deleted if logically. You reject Official Trailer from E3, you reject everything that is connected with the new Mass Effect, well, except for the logo. Prikratite senseless edits cancellation, you do not have a reason for removing the text "Discover a New Galaxy", is the slogan of vobscheto Official video from the official site MASSEFFECT.COM. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Уиллозавр (talk · contr).

not even sure i should answer borderline gibberish, but since there are legitimate queries, here goes.
  1. accusing me of knowing nothing about mass effect is like accusing you of being shakespeare reincarnated. baseless and so ridiculous it goes back and forth from funny to unfunny at the same time.
  2. do you see slogans written in other game articles? no? then neither does the the MEA article get one.
  3. why the fuck should i delete the MEA article? BIOWARE ITSELF gave it the name. not sure if you were drunk or high when asking this. or both or neither.
  4. no, i do not reject the trailer outright, i reject fan conjecture from stuff in the trailer that -you- were trying to pass off as fact. and speaking of trailers, one teaser trailer is just that. not a be-all end-all for everything MEA-related.
you have zero patience in trying to learn how the rest of this wiki is formatted. see, the english wiki has this thing called quality control and standards. sloppy edits get reverted, period. especially if it's on pages about upcoming releases. consider yourself warned: learn how things are done here if you wish to continue editing or consider yourself welcome in other wiki localizations except here. (talk) 13:08, June 30, 2015 (UTC)

2015 Q3

2015-jul

Dear,

After more than 3 years of activity on this wiki, I’d like to take more responsibilities to help the community with the arrival of the news Mass Effect Andromeda. By this message, I apply to become a senior editor. I make this demand for several reasons:

  • The arrival of ME Andromeda will lead to new user and to a strong activity, a complete team is needed for those upcoming events
  • I have been active on this since more than 3 years
  • I’m also active as a chat mod since more than one year
  • Current senior editors are now inactive
  • I’m committed to the wiki and I have been a valuable contributor (mobile content, pictures, specific content, …)
  • I know the current administrative team since a long time and I share the values of this wiki (completion, quality,…)
  • As an admin on the ME French wiki, I have a good knowledge of wikia tools
  • I’m willing to help new contributors with a constructive attitude

--DeldiRe (talk) 09:57, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

I'm new to navigating around, so sorry to bother you, but is there a page on the wiki specifically referring to how to edit, article creation procedures, and just the simple mechanics around the wiki? For instance, article creation here seems to be a lot different than on a majority of other wikis, and so I want to be able to understand how to do that in detail. More specifically, is there a place I can refer to in regards to how I can navigate the sandbox? I want to create an article on Marauder Shields...just kidding about that, but I am eager to get started whilst following policy at the same time, of course. Darth Ravigious (talk) 23:25, July 29, 2015 (UTC)

yeah the marauder shields page was locked for a reason. anyway, the answers to your question should lie at the very first message autoplastered on your talkpage. you can also use the navbar at the top of the wiki for other related subjects -> under the Community tab.
regarding sandbox usage, you are free to use the public sandbox but whenever you're finished please revert the page to its pristine state. it's far more practical to use your own personal space for experimentation, something like User:Darth Ravigious/whatevertitleyouwant . bunch of primers:
  • our templates more often than not autocategorize pages but categories are prohibited on userpages. template usage is allowed, but only if it doesn't categorize your page along with other proper articles (some templates have measures in place for this, but some don't).
  • no redlinks. it's either linked or not at all.
  • on linking, rule of thumb is just once is enough. no need to spam it all over the page (this one is more of a reminder on articles).
you can usually drop by the chatroom if people are around. Elseweyr is more on there than i am, and if she's around you can ask her stuff on the fly. 01:17, July 30, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. That was very helpful. And I'll be sure to check out the chat area! And that sucks about Marauder Shields XD

Darth Ravigious (talk) 15:06, July 30, 2015 (UTC)

Hey, so I'm currently putting together a sandbox so I can start my first project, and I was just wondering if the text for my London lore page is still accessible back in the deletion log. It's fine if it isn't, since it's my loss for going against publishing it off the bat,but I figured there was no harm in asking! :)

Thanks!

Darth Ravigious (talk) 15:06, July 30, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Temp,

A small message just to ask some help for image management.

  1. I'd like to know how you was able to take the planetary view for every planets (example: Edmos).
  2. How did you manage to get a 430*480 px for the planetary map like Trebin. I would like to take a quality screenshot for every planetary map. What is the best way to proceed?

Thanks for you time! --DeldiRe (talk) 08:39, July 30, 2015 (UTC)

they're straight ingame screenshots taken after exploring every point of interest on the map, returning to the normandy, then redeploying to ensure the mako is always at the starting position.
the red and yellow markers are custom-made as per the examples made by DRY, and although all the maps are already more or less complete updating whenever easter eggs are found (like the alleged rachni songs) is a minor annoyance. 03:41, August 1, 2015 (UTC)
  1. Hey, thanks for the quick answer. I can also get the planetary map via ingame screenshot (after exploring every POI) but I can't have a 430*480px, the resolution is smaller. How can I improve it?
  2. Do you get the planetary view (see Edmos) via ingame screenshot (without HUD) or via game file extract?
Thanks!--DeldiRe (talk) 20:51, August 4, 2015 (UTC)

2015-aug

... why you are undoing particular edits instead of just stating "reverted back to the version from XYZ" or the likes. As with my last two edits to N7: Cerberus Fighter Base and Priority: The Citadel II I had added the info because I have stumbled over this peculiarity concerning Miranda Lawson (in fact, I have just played through that section, with N7: Cerberus Fighter Base delayed until after Priority: The Citadel II) with Miranda's mail showing up after I cleared out the fighter base instead of right after dealing with Cerberus on the Citadel.

So stating what has gone wrong would greatly help in avoiding possible problems in the future.

Any pointers of what has been wrong?

Thank you in advance.

Robidu (talk) 12:24, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

you're attempting to insert highly suspect information. the mail trigger is just x missions (doesn't matter which) after priority: the citadel II, not some specific but irrelevant side mission that has nothing to do with miranda game nor storywise. same goes for any of the character interactions you're trying to say stems only from doing it.
suppose an argument can be made that it's a fluke on your end, some sort of plotflag fuckups nobody ever heard of in the last 3 years. possible discovery of a bug would then require the usual 3 people declaring they encountered the exact same circumstances you did. (talk) 13:26, August 2, 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm... o.k., point taken.
What boggled me here was the fact that it didn't appear right away so I attempted to correct false information, though. I guess I'm going to do yet another playthrough when I'm done with this one to find out what exactly is going on here to corroborate things. Thanks, anyway, for the explanation.

Robidu (talk) 17:54, August 2, 2015 (UTC)

We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!

Why we’re doing this

Simply put: Most current infobox structure translates very poorly to mobile experiences, and indeed any device that doesn’t use desktop-style displays. On desktops and laptops, they often look amazing. The problem is that Wikia’s traffic is trending mobile.

There is an important graph from our forum post about infoboxes a couple weeks back, and I want to share it here as well:

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We’ve enabled two new features on your community. One is a tool for migrating the “old” infobox code to the new markup. It identifies templates on your wikia that look like infobox templates and places a box on the right rail of the template page. When you click the “Generate draft markup” button in this box, it opens a new tab containing a draft of your infobox using the new markup.

The second is a new feature on Special:Insights that will highlight which infoboxes on your wikia have not been migrated to the new infobox markup. It’s fairly intuitive - you can click on the infobox title link itself to see the old markup, or simply click the “Convert!” button on the right, which performs the same action as the “Generate draft markup” button.

This is our help page for the new markup. I’ll help get things rolling by converting a template or two as an example if you’d like me to, as well as watching this forum post for any questions.

Knakveey (talk) 18:49, August 13, 2015 (UTC)

Hi Temp,

You'll probably say no (Since it would be such a big change) but I had an idea that may help people that don't know how this wiki works in comparison to other wikis. I noticed that a lot of people go to talk pages to try and talk about the article, rather than the upkeep of the page itself, and just get told to go to the forums or blogs. I assume they do this because that's how a lot of other wikis work. Now I'm not necessarily saying that we should format the Mass Effect wiki to be like the others, but I feel like it may be a good idea to rename talk pages to like "Maintenance Pages" or something and then have a separate discussion page or maybe a comments section. I feel like something like this should be implemented to keep people from going to the wrong places for things. I don't think this would be against wiki policy or anything either, so please at least consider it. TheKingLerp (talk) 01:07, August 25, 2015 (UTC)

this would actually be more of a suggestion over at w:c:community rather than here since it's a wikia-wide topic. for how content has always been structured on wikias see help:Namespace. specifically, see Help:Talk page. those wikis you seem to be referring are run by people who don't necessarily have the requisite skills for site maintenance, hence the lax enforcement of these simple grouping rules. 02:50, August 25, 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. Well thank you for pointing me in the right direction. But from the looks of it, trying to start something like this would be a bit out of my realm of understanding. Do you think it was at least a good idea? Or do you think it wouldn't work out? TheKingLerp (talk) 03:13, August 25, 2015 (UTC)

I'm just writing to say your actions over at User_talk:66.68.51.107 have been commendably professional, despite his attitude. I am glad to see this editor did not faze you and your response was appropriate. Keep up the good work! Techhead7890Talk 06:41, August 29, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Im studiyng Artistic Bookbinding and for my final project I want to do a physical Mass Effect Codex, including all the entries of the Codex of ME1,2 and 3, in addittion to other useful information like ships, chronology... So I want to ask you if the Codex Entry (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Codex) have all the entries of the games, if it has them would be so useful for me. Im using lots of information of this page because it is so complete and I thank you so much for make it, its a great work.

yes, they were more or less compiled and completed by other dedicated fans years ago. (talk) 02:58, September 20, 2015 (UTC)

I noticed that you deleted the Timeline page I created. Why exactly was it redundant? There is no definitive timeline of Mass Effect books and comics like there is in Star Wars. The Mass effect Timeline page features a few of the comics and books, but is missing the Foundation and Homeworlds comics as well as Mass Effect: Inflitrator and Blasto: Eternity is Forever. Also, I have seen people asking what order the books, comics, and films are in on several forums, so I thought it would be a helpful resource. That, and I am a massive Mass Effect fan and wanted to contribute in some way. Killblock623 (talk) 17:03, September 22, 2015 (UTC)

we already have the Storyline AND Timeline pages for what you were trying to do. there's exactly zero need for yet another page (formatted and presented badly, at that) that shows exactly the same thing.
a cursory exploration of the navbar plastered at the very top of this wiki should've sufficed. (talk) 17:08, September 22, 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I understand your point. But about the formating. I put in an actual table for the information, but for some reason it became invisible upon saving and I couldn't get it to be visible. If I encounter this error again, how do I fix it?

Killblock623 (talk) 17:17, September 22, 2015 (UTC)

could be narrowed down to a few diagnoses. one is you screwed up with the table markup and in that case please review your code and consult mediawiki's help sections on tables.
another possibility is that of sitewide fuckup. dunno about you, but i couldn't access wikia properly on my mobile device a few hours ago (could simply be the shit internet, but then again), so i raise the possibilities. in such a case, attempting to replicate your work in some other wiki on wikia (or more simply, on a testpage under your userspace) can more accurately tell you if it's a fault on their end or yours. if the table showed up, your code is fine and you're probably just having a spotty connection. if it still didn't, try browsing other sites to see if it's not a problem with your connection. if it isn't, wait a day or so to allow the devs to do their jobs or try reading news over at w:c:community. (talk) 17:54, September 22, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Temporaryeditor78!

I was wondering if you had an opinion on this site being included in the new gaming footers? We'd love for the Mass Effect community to be included!

Best regards,

Raylan13@fandom (talk) 17:28, September 24, 2015 (UTC)

Hey bud, on your "squadmate-mission matchups" did you exclude the Citadel DLC missions for any reason?

2015 Q4

2015-oct

I have been trying to correct the bit about the Geth Colossus on Zaeed's unique dialogue page from:

  • After encountering the Geth Colossus, Zaeed lets Shepard know he gets paid extra for anti-armor duty.
  • Later during the action, he shouts: "Son of a b****! Move!"

to:

  • When the Geth Colossus first appears, he shouts: "Son of a b****! Move!"
  • After encountering the Geth Colossus, Zaeed lets Shepard know he gets paid extra for anti-armor duty."

but apparently am kept from doing so by a "slur filter", which I assume is down to the "son of a b****" part. In fact I have to censor myself just to get the message across to you. The wiki tells me to contact an admin if I feel this is wrong, so here I am. :) 31.205.1.118 18:06, October 9, 2015 (UTC)

dealt with. well, the slur filter is there for a reason and more often than not it does filter out more gibberish than false positives. :p (talk) 06:47, October 10, 2015 (UTC)

Regarding this revert, I'm not sure the bug confirmation policy you suggested I read (presumably this) applies. I didn't add a solution, merely changed the order of the ones that were already there. The top two simply do not work. The bottom one does. I merely moved it to the top and slightly adjusted the wording. I'm not going to get into an edit war over this, frankly I don't care enough -- but you should take a closer look at your reverts (even those from IPs). If you want to under your revert, I think it would benefit future readers, but I won't continue worrying about it. Cheers. 71.58.98.107 12:47, October 18, 2015 (UTC)

it still requires the usual number of people to say that -your- claim that the first fix doesn't work is legit. it worked for people back then, there's no reason other than independent confirmation to claim otherwise now.
this has been discussed to death years ago. go over the reading material at the article's talkpage, state your findings if necessary, wait. until then, no deal. (talk) 13:40, October 18, 2015 (UTC)

Uh, hi there. I don't have an account and I don't know where to look to answer my question. What I mean is, can you please provide me a link to the correct forum to ask real time questions for real time answers about Mass Effect? Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.112.88.73 (talk · contr).

the bioware forum itself. you want real time, then nothing gets more real time than registering an account then joining chat (if there's people around). sometimes there are during the next 12 hours or so. (talk) 14:18, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

2015-nov

Didn't you see the new trailer? Lol. Link here [2]

You may want to link it on the main page. Garhdo (talk) 00:50, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

Saw it 2 days ago. Preempted locking on the Ryder page as a result. Tantalizing hinty hints but waaay too prone to all sorts of unsourced conjecture this early. Trailer plus some updates have been on the bucket list for a while, just delayed till i'm done with realworld werk obligations.

And yep, i considered the event lowkey. We still only have one or two teasers or promo art and nothing really definitive. Or even some sort of behind the scenes dev trivia like they did back in 2013 (haven't explored bsn and twitter yet so i may be wrong on this one) (talk) 01:22, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah i've heard the Ryder rumours, but I'm waiting on confirmation for that too. I agree we could have had more, but a good 'passing the torch' trailer was pretty good IMO. Just thought you main want to link it on the front page with the other N7 Day stuff. Garhdo (talk) 01:36, November 9, 2015 (UTC)

I have no idea why you reverted my very modest edit to the ME2 guide page: is it not, in fact, the case that more than one team member can die holding the line? Is it simply your policy to autorevert any edits any other editor makes, as if you "own" the pages and nobody else can modify a word? A message or talk page comment would be at least polite. You've already done this to me before over a year ago. Solicitr (talk) 03:23, November 13, 2015 (UTC)

you are linking to a page that doesn't exist and won't be allowed to exist as a standalone page as the data can easily be integrated. i allow modifications to pages. i don't allow UNSOURCED and sloppily formatted modifications to pages especially if mechanics are involved. you claim the data is legit? if you have real developer-sourced information, preferably from BSN and not from some other thirdparty site, by all means put them in. SOURCES and proper integration. (talk) 03:34, November 13, 2015 (UTC)
Seriously? You're demanding "real developer-sourced information, preferably from BSN and not from some other thirdparty site" for the observation that more than one person can die holding the line? You really are limiting participation in this wiki to those who have backchannel contacts at BSN? That's preposterous, and smacks of little more than a "secret club handshake" game.
Also, since when does one have to be "allowed to" create a page on a wiki? Are you monarch of this little kingdom? Excuse me for mistaking this for a community encyclopedia instead of what it really is, a private sandbox. Maybe you should rename the site "Temporaryeditor78's Mass Effect Pages" and disable the public editing features.
Enjoy your masturbation, I'm outta here. Solicitr (talk) 03:41, November 13, 2015 (UTC)

Can you stop undoing my edit on the ME3 Leviathan page? The fact that the DLC is unplayable on PCs running the Windows 10 system should be known. 177.2.180.210 23:06, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

and this is your one and only warning against inserting unverified information. Site policy mandates at least 3 people confirming your claim on the talkpage. which is highly unlikely in the first place as the dlc files do not contain anything that mucks up with normal os operation - the problem would have to be something else or else ALL your dlcs wouldn't work. Continue reinserting this and i will have to revoke your editing privileges. (talk) 00:42, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

Oh, really? Try running the fvcking DLC on Windows 10, then, smartass. You're the kind of person that gives Wikis a bad name, jerk. Go fvck yourself 177.2.180.210 00:53, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

I can't find it in the rules right now, but do multiple seperate from a proper source (in this case, an EA customer support thread, http://answers.ea.com/t5/Mass-Effect-3/Mass-Effect-3-Leviathan-DLC-Freeze-at-Dr-Bryson-s-Lab/td-p/4705061) count as confirmation? Though from the posts, this issue doesn't seem to be completely isolated to windows 10.Randuir (talk) 13:18, November 20, 2015 (UTC)
Ah, never mind. I've found the relevant rule and apparently it needs to be mentioned on the relevant talk page here. Given the seriousness of the issue, I would still be in favor of adding a note mentioning the issue (and the fact it hasn't been confirmed yet), but I'll leave it up to others to decide if that is within the wiki regulations.Randuir (talk) 13:24, November 20, 2015 (UTC)
this will be treated like all other purported bugs: 3x confirmation here or no deal. the talkpages are there for this purpose, and claiming that the entire dlc is "not working" is not only vague but also sloppy and doesn't really tell anything about the problem.
  1. this does NOT belong on the leviathan dlc article. given the context of the offsite post/s, it appears to be a bryson's lab problem - specifically upon landing while on Citadel: Dr. Bryson.
  2. a majority of posts claim to have the problem on win10, but the existence of outliers disproves the initial claim. a modicum of accuracy would've been nice.
  3. ea support isn't really a valid source now, and therein lies the rub. one reason bsn is allowed is because the devs themselves post there, and back then may acknowledge the occasional bugs.
  4. i don't have time to fuck around, so the guy is blocked for a while. i did warn him. further attempts at seeking confirmation is allowed, even encouraged, but nothing is to be noted unless at least three people are in agreement. well-diagnosed analyses of the problem/s, not "hurr durr dlc no werk" incompetence by computer-illiterate "gamers". details are always important.
as an aside, repairing appears to have no effect here and all people were doing are wasting bandwidth - if i had to guess, they have the same file as everyone else. as i said above, the problem seems to be something else, can't exactly point a finger at it, but not the dlc per se. currently have the trilogy + all DLCs on the same win7 machine i've always used (+- a couple of reinstalls and restores), but still stuck at ME2 for the moment so can't confirm one way or another (and of course it always worked before, i've little reason to suspect otherwise now). (talk) 15:55, November 20, 2015 (UTC)

Hey, This is from the Idiot who posted two edits about something on Tuchanka. Thanks for clarifying why you deleted my posts. I'm new around here and I hope to contribute to the Wikia. --DaveTheVaultDweller (talk) 05:35, November 28, 2015 (UTC)

I'd like to report a hostile activity of a wikia contributor. http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/216.181.221.72 FirstDrellSpectre (talk) 17:35, November 28, 2015 (UTC)

2015-dec

Your name thinks that you will stop editing one day. Temporaryeditor76 (talk) 12:11, December 30, 2015 (UTC)

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