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The ColonelThe Colonel 19 Feb 2024 12:43
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » Solar System

?Should we rename this page "Sol" system and split off a generic for "solar system" for all the other ones that aren't centred on Sol?

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 19 Feb 2024 12:43
The ColonelThe Colonel 27 Sep 2023 16:09
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » The Empath

Is this another one of these cRPG derived combat roles? I was tempted to fill it in, but then remembered that business with having to filter between a sniper and "the sniper".

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 27 Sep 2023 16:09

Is this the polite name for what we used to call "pixel bitching"?

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 27 Sep 2023 16:08
The ColonelThe Colonel 26 Jul 2023 16:13
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » 4000 Bc

…did it the old fashioned way.

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 26 Jul 2023 16:13
The ColonelThe Colonel 03 Jul 2023 12:47
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » 4000 Bc

Is there a quick way of reformatting this into calendar layout?

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 03 Jul 2023 12:47
The ColonelThe Colonel 16 May 2023 09:20
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » Kaspar Hauser

…was there some reason for removing most of the cross linking from the page?

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 16 May 2023 09:20

Alright, thanks.

by Professional_Lock_60Professional_Lock_60, 25 Apr 2023 08:58
The ColonelThe Colonel 22 Apr 2023 01:34
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » May 26

Absolutely - cross linking pages always helps.

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 22 Apr 2023 01:34

Yes, you'd be right about that.

by Professional_Lock_60Professional_Lock_60, 20 Apr 2023 03:38

Added "appearance of Kaspar Hauser" to page. I'm not a member of this site yet. Is that fine?

Is the Google Sheets page still being watched/checked for updates. I joined wikidot two days ago and I'm not a member of the Arcana Wiki but I'd still like to know if it needs to be moved somewhere else.

Long shot, but any chance the site backup could be re-uploaded? I clicked the link, but it only takes me to the Google Sheets page, not the backup download in a drive folder.

Thanks in advance. Been lurking on and off for a few years and would hate to lose the knowledge hosted on here.

bit of a meta essay - heard this come up on several discussion boards online, but it struck me that a lot of the "of course it's bad" default responses are ignoring the two dimensional optimised drone characters that their input implies.

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 23 Sep 2022 12:51

In case anyone missed it: All of wikidot was hacked this week, and every wiki were down for a few days. I would recommend changing your password, just to be safe.

Change Your Passwords! by r_b_bergstromr_b_bergstrom, 26 May 2022 09:45
The ColonelThe Colonel 13 May 2022 18:42
in discussion Meta Forums / Per page discussions » Carthage

Can we get a joke request for deletion posted for this page? (Possibly in Latin?)

by The ColonelThe Colonel, 13 May 2022 18:42

I think this is spam … Swedish spam perhaps? Can you put lingonberry jam on spam? Should you?

Re: läderskjorta dam by The ColonelThe Colonel, 15 Mar 2022 23:42

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läderskjorta dam by lars mikaellars mikael, 12 Mar 2022 09:33

Looking at it further, I do note that the wikipedia page that I just reverted away did say that Sortes Sanctorum is different from Sortes Biblicae, and that sometimes the two are confused/conflated. So it may be that you were attempting to correct an error on our page. It may be that we've described Sortes Biblicae instead of Sortes Sanctorum.

If that's the case, I would encourage you to edit the page (perhaps on a smaller scale), to include some text that addresses this distinction or corrects the information here. If you do so, I would like to also encourage you to explain it in your own words, rather than merely copy-pasting text from wikipedia.

If the distinction is interesting enough to warrant the extra effort, you might consider adding a separate Sortes Biblicae page, and move the text from this page to that page, before then explaining what Sortes Sanctorum actually is on the existing Sortes Sanctorum page. Neither are topics that I know much about, I'm afraid. My gut instinct is that even if there is a distinction to be made, this page could probably fit both topics on it (at least unless we go into a much higher level of detail than we currently do).

Someone had replaced our Sortes Sanctorum page here with a large quote directly from Wikipedia, nearly the entire page from wikipedia.

I reverted it to the previous version. Here's why: We are NOT wikipedia. Our goal is not to just blindly duplicate wikipedia. Especially for a topic such as this where the wikipedia page is sort of a dry, dense, intimidating wall of academic text. (In fact, if you go read the talk page for Sortes Sanctorum on wikipedia, the only discussion there is about how the page there is a copy-paste job from an uncited older source with archaic diction. But that's beside the point, I guess.)

Arcanawiki is primarily a tabletop RPG site, so our articles tend to focus on interesting ways to use something in gaming. This means we're often writing in a more informal style, with an eye on what's interesting and usable for gaming or fiction writing, rather than what's of the greatest academic interest.

If there were specific facts on the wikipedia page you wanted to incorporate here, that'd be okay, but we should take care to:
a) focus on things relevant to gaming,
b) tell it in our own words instead of just copy-paste from wikipedia,
c) not delete entire pages of material written by fellow arcanawiki users without a very good reason to do so.

In regards to point c, I feel a little bad reverting your contribution. For all I know whoever made this change could also be the person who wrote the wikipedia page that I've not exactly spoken highly of. My apologies for any hypocrisy in my actions, or if I'm coming across as an overbearing gatekeeper-type. I'm not trying to chase you away, I'm just trying to explain why I undid your work so this is less likely to happen in the future.

We are not Wikipedia by r_b_bergstromr_b_bergstrom, 18 Nov 2021 22:05

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