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Admin Elections March 2011

So, if you haven't heard already, I'm stepping down from my position as admin on the wiki. If you haven't, click here.

Anyway, we need admin nominations. Nominations are open until 1200 GMT, 10th March 2011 which is when elections will commence for five days. Please post under 'nominations' only with your signature or username if you wish to run. § Fishy § Your friendly neighbourhood Admin (TalkContribs)

Nominations

I accept your generous offer, Tom. Let the fun begin! --Daniel Anderson, Siroccan Premier. 07:17, 8 March 2011 (GMT)
I have already requested to not participate in this election for personal reasons. Regardless, if there is notable support for my nomination, I am content with taking part. --Puchowskijk, your friendly insignificant goon 13:04, 6 March 2011 (GMT)
He'd already posted that before you said you weren't going to take part and I suppose this means you are going to take part.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  20:01, 7 March 2011 (GMT)
Ah, :D. Basically, I "request" that those in favour of me taking part in the election should say so, otherwise I will again, remove myself because it's not worth it. Hope that clears it up :) --Puchowskijk, your friendly insignificant goon 22:10, 7 March 2011 (GMT)
It is unsigned.
It nominates a user who has been banned.
The nominee will be banned at the conclusion of voting
Msander: Always ask questions. 09:49, 7 March 2011 (GMT)
Being banned is a teeny-weeny problem (*rolls eyes*) but the amount of fuss that would be thrown if I were to remove him from running is too much to deal with over so little so I'll just leave him here, for now at least. Another admin can feel free to remove him though, if they wish.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  20:01, 7 March 2011 (GMT)

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Harshvardhan is not eligible to be nominated because his is currently banned.

Comments

Not that it matters, but here's my opinion on all the candidates so far. I haven't decided yet who I'm going to vote for so now's your chance to convince me. =D  aldy@wiki:~$ _  08:52, 8 March 2011 (GMT)

I am voting on looks --HM King Anthony, King of Zealandia, Field Marshal RZA, Chief Constable RZC 09:17, 10 March 2011 (GMT)

... What. A. Waste. Of. A. Vote. Undone as per http://i.imgur.com/BmsKC.png  aldy@wiki:~$ _  09:37, 10 March 2011 (GMT)

Voting

To vote, please put only your signature underneath the user you wish to cast your vote for and update the vote tally next to the user. In the event of a tie for the most votes, there will be runoff elections. Candidates cannot vote for themselves and sockpuppeting (creation of multiple accounts by a single user) and meatpuppeting (registering accounts for the sole purpose of voting) is forbidden. Below is an example of how to vote:


VOTING CLOSED at 00:00 on March 15, 2011. Results are as follows:

Nominee Billyneil Kozuc Puchowskijk Westlandian Parker I Vitcash SiroccanGov
Votes 2 1 14 0 1 5 9

Thus, Puchowski has comfortably won with a margin of five votes and has been appointed an admin on both MicroWiki and the forums. Congratulations to all contestants and a warm welcome to Puchowski as he joins the admin team.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  00:53, 15 March 2011 (GMT)

Copyright

Recently I noticed that the CC logo at the bottom of each page changed from CC-BY-SA to CC-BY-NC-ND. Is there any particular reason for this? Msander: Always ask questions. 05:07, 6 March 2011 (GMT)

That happened a while ago and it's because when we installed MediaWiki, we selected the wrong license - it's not really a big deal anyway ;) § Fishy § Your friendly neighbourhood Admin (TalkContribs) 00:08, 10 March 2011 (GMT)
Actually, thanks to Wikia imposing CC-BY-SA on everyone, we are breaking IP law if we use a licence other than CC-BY-SA. Msander: Always ask questions. 07:38, 10 March 2011 (GMT)
And I'm pretty sure we voted to use CC-BY-SA...  ~⁠~⁠♥⁠~⁠~ Jeremy Oakes (words • deeds)  07:41, 10 March 2011 (GMT)
This is actually quite a big deal. Msander: Always ask questions. 10:23, 14 March 2011 (GMT)
For the record, I see no reason to just change it back to CC-BY-SA.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  08:02, 22 March 2011 (GMT)
We're breaking the law if we do not. Msander: Always ask questions. 08:41, 22 March 2011 (GMT)
We're breaking the law. We really do need to attend to this. Msander: Always ask questions. 05:57, 26 March 2011 (GMT)
Even if we're not breaking the law, CC-BY-SA (or CC-BY-NC-SA) is a better license for MicroWiki as there's no good reason to prohibit derivative works.  ~⁠~⁠♥⁠~⁠~ Jeremy Oakes (words • deeds)  12:10, 26 March 2011 (GMT)
Changed to CC-BY-SA courtesy of Fishy. =P  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:37, 29 March 2011 (GMT)

Pictures

I need some helpers to help me re upload the pictures from the old wiki to this one, i've done, i think, about 200 so far and if i am ever going to complete the task I will need some assistance. The best way I find to do it is to get up a random article then get uo it's mate on the old wiki and simply save the picture to my memory and re upload it onto the current page by clicking on the pictures red link, its that simple. Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 13:15, 8 March 2011 (GMT)

I'll work on it with the "new Admin" as soon as elections are over! --Cajak 10:46, 11 March 2011 (GMT)
Any news on this? Also, I'd like to personally thank Billy for copying over so many images. =D  aldy@wiki:~$ _  08:02, 22 March 2011 (GMT)

HEADER MUST BE REMOVED!

I DEMAND THAT INSULTING HEADER BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY! it is childish and rude, their is no reason for it to be there! and if you want proof, I'll give you plenty of proof, ask the VP, Logan clarke (if your lucky enough to get hold of him) Starland, ASK THEM ALL AND THEY CAN PROVE! I am appuled at the sheer the disrespect that we have gotten from you all! what makes you think you can say things like this and be praised for it? is it fun insulting people just because you have power! you are pigs! if you ban me, GO AHEAD!!! I'll continue!!! go ahead, I dare you, I'd love to hear your excuse this time!!!

- a very pissed Jaxson25 21:02, 21 March 2011 (GMT)

*OINK* Imma pig.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  21:12, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
not funny! - a still very pissedJaxson25 21:23, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
A sheer of disrespect? YOU guys are being disrespectful to the real civil wars, to the real conflicts, claiming that you're "fighting" for a goddam micronation. YOU are a shame for real micronationalists who try to make this a serious thing. If micronationalism is seen as a bunch of cretins with flags, it's all because of your lack of seriousness. Grow up. The header is not leaving. --Cajak 21:37, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
You people are unbelievable, I never supported the admit system, If you want me, you can email me, I STILL WOULDN'T RESPOND! you are disrespectful, believe what you want, we'll go back to SAVING OURSELVES! I'll shut up and let you blabber on that "we're evil, we're coward's, we're this we're that, all that matters is that I know how you treated me, and me and my email are powerful! you insult me if you must, but I will be civil, and leave you to your own thoughts, so BAN ME! I DARE YOU! SEE WHAT MY FRIENDS THINK OF THAT!
- a man that is more pissed than he has ever been in his life Jaxson25 21:46, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
I didn't ask you to support the Administrators, you don't have to. :) And no, I have no intention to e-mail you, what should I send you? Pictures of me? And no, other than you being an Internet Tough Guy/BAWWW at the same time, I have no intention to ban you, you haven't violated the rules. Oh, and your friends are allowed to think what they want, as long as they like Black Ops. I don't like people who hate Black Ops. --Cajak 21:54, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
Well breaking the rules never stopped you from banning other people, you just came up with a excuse to ban them, and I'll bet your excuse for me will be pretty entertaining!
- a man so pissed he could explode into a puff of screams! Jaxson25 22:00, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
Achem. *sees no excuse to ban anywhere* Now, yon peasant, into the borax mines. It's Slave Labour Tuesday tomorrow, and yon excavators need cleaning with thy toothbrushes. Now, come up with a rational post. Please. --User:Demontux - Egtavian President and Evil Oppressive Webmaster of Doom 22:13, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
I have baseball, feel free to blabber away some more!
- a man so...no, youget the idea Jaxson25 22:17, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
You evidently are trying to be what sociologists call an "arrogant attention whore". I will now interrupt this conversation. Go waste someone else's time. --Cajak 22:19, 21 March 2011 (GMT)
You other admins really are quite rude. The young man has politely ("I will be civil...CRUISE CONTROL!!!11") requested a ban ("BAN ME!") and it seems only logical to follow through with his request and reward him for his efforts. A good day to you too.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  22:46, 21 March 2011 (GMT)

Oooh internet raging. Jaxson25 - this is the internet. If the thing that gets you the angriest in your life is something on the internet, then you have much to learn, young 'un. § Fishy § Your friendly neighbourhood Admin (TalkContribs) 06:00, 22 March 2011 (GMT)

Jaxson. Seriously. If I were you, I would have approached the Administration politely and diplomatically. By SHOUTING LIEK THIS BECAUSE YOU'RE ANGRY AS HELL, you just give us the impression you're either drunk or you are taking this too seriously. The Administration does understand how you may find the current situation; you're annoyed that we are telling to you not have a war etc etc. and that bugs you, well, this community has had too many a civil war and conflict and we don't need this. Micronations do not physically invade each other, not here anyway, hence why MicroWiki never takes war seriously. It's a lame excuse for publicity and gets everyone else in uproar. I hope you understand. --Puchowskijk, your friendly insignificant goon 07:50, 22 March 2011 (GMT)
ITT: Admins being snarky. Srsly tho, I suppose I should clear a few things up. Firstly, CRUISE CONTROL is not a good way of getting an admin to do something for you. Secondly, the onus of proof is on you, why should we research to see if it's real or not? Thirdly, telling us off for allegedly "insulting people" and showing "disrespect" is rather hypocritical when you later call us "pigs". Oink oink. Fourthly, you've requested on numerous occasions to be banned. That's a perfectly valid reason to ban someone and I took the liberty of doing so for two hours. For the record though, you did say you were going to being playing baseball, so I figured it wouldn't actually affect you. Also the fact that you claimed you'd continue anyway, somehow. I was kind of interested in finding out how you'd do that. For science! Fifthly, despite the fact I'd removed the banner, you still continued to act in a disrespectful manner which, if anything, only reinforced our opinions about you. Sixthly, I hate the admit system too, it's really annoying when people just expect you to tell the truth. Damn it, stupid admitting to things. Seventhly, I use number listing too much. Eighthly, z0mg, your email's powerful. I'm scared. *blabber, blabber* Oink oink. CIVILITY FTW!!11 Ninethly, I should probably stop before I get too surreal cereal and get told off by an admin. Soz. Lastly, leave if you hate us all and think that the feeling is mutual. No-one's forcing you to stay here. If it suits you, just ignore me. I couldn't care less.
- A not even remotely pissed and not really caring  aldy@wiki:~$ _  08:22, 22 March 2011 (GMT)
well, I'll bet your all ecstatic to see me go, so good bye, I hope you enjoy the rest of your lives
a extremely sad Jaxson25 02:07, 23 March 2011 (GMT)
Nice knowing you.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  04:46, 23 March 2011 (GMT)
Bye --User:Demontux - Egtavian President and Evil Oppressive Webmaster of Doom 11:09, 23 March 2011 (GMT)

Time zone

Dayum, can Fishy or Peter change the timezone back to normal GMT instead of BST? Otherwise it just screws with my ability to calculate what time it is in Bri'ain.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:37, 27 March 2011 (BST)

Do you mean make GMT the universal default time without the wiki time being your PC's timezone? § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 10:43, 27 March 2011 (BST)
Ja, if it's not too much hassle. Necessary for easy use of {{unsigned}} and generally speaking just being able to figure out the time everywhere.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:46, 27 March 2011 (BST)
Oh yeah, would it be possible to change it to UTC instead of GMT? Again, if it's not too much hassle.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:49, 27 March 2011 (BST)
No it's ok - just need to change a few things in Local Settings :P § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 10:50, 27 March 2011 (BST)
Should be done now. § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 09:56, 27 March 2011 (GMT)
Thanks, but would it be possible to make it say UTC instead? Simply for pedantic and aesthetic purposes. =P  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:07, 27 March 2011 (GMT)
Not without ridiculously complex editing of the MediaWiki code, which I am not doing even if you paid me :P § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 09:43, 29 March 2011 (GMT)
Aaaah, okay then, thanks anyway. =D  aldy@wiki:~$ _  09:49, 29 March 2011 (GMT)

Interesting...

well, well, well. how come you all immediately assumed I was ling, but you don't suspect St.Charlie or A1? (*cough* favoritism *cough*) - a still very pissed Jaxson25 01:47, 1 April 2011 (GMT)

(*cough* because both people fighting the war were actually here and are both admins in the community. Also they presented earlier that their were bad relations with each other. We also know that both sides exist and are very much respected as two of the most influential micronations in the community.*cough*) --Kozuc, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 02:08, 1 April 2011 (GMT)
even your a a-hole! Jaxson25 02:33, 1 April 2011 (GMT)
No, I was stating fact? I was saying why it was not favoritism? How does that make me an "a-hole", for proving your theory of favoritism incorrect and invalid? --Kozuc, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 03:02, 1 April 2011 (GMT)
Kids, if you are going to argue go and argue somewhere where the rest doesn't have to care. Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 10:48, 1 April 2011 (GMT)
What Riley and Billy said. kthnxbai  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:51, 1 April 2011 (GMT)


Pictures 2

I say chaps, if my calculations are correct, I've uploaded at least 1000 pictures since 7th-8th November last year. Again, if my calculations are correct, it should take me until January next year to upload all the 1875 (as of when I leave this thread) of the others left behind on my own. I don't want to have to do that. Could at least 3 helpers help me with the job by visiting Special:WantedFiles, clicking on each pictures "n Links" link, copying the image file name to the old wiki, saving them and then re-uploading them on here, I'm starting to tire of the lack of assistance.

Also, could one of the admins provide me with a list of pictures we do in fact have so I can copy them all to my memory just in case we move and lose them all again.

p.s. If you encounter a stubborn .svg file link and your computer only save .svg files as .png files as all the ones I use do change the link to .png or just .png so it actually works.

Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 15:40, 1 April 2011 (GMT)

Oh, right, you wanted a list of pictures that already exist, sorry for not providing it earlier. =P Special:ListFiles has a sortable list of every file on the wiki. If you click on any files and it just brings up a blank page (like opening a new tab), just link me or another admin and I'll delete it as it's too big or otherwise corrupt in some way. Again, thanks. Also, prospective admins, this is a good way of showing that you're committed to the wiki and are willing to do extremely mundane work. It'll look good on your resume and your prospective employers (the admins) and constituency (everyone else) might look well upon you as a result. ;)  aldy@wiki:~$ _  21:45, 1 April 2011 (GMT)

Patroller Critera

Weren't we going to develop some selection criteria/responsibilities for Patrollers? § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 02:50, 6 April 2011 (GMT)

We should --Kozuc, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 03:29, 6 April 2011 (GMT)
Sure, feel free to bring it up in the Assembly.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  07:52, 10 April 2011 (GMT)

Bots

The way my wiki fixed the bot problem is by placing a question in our user creation log. First we had math but the bots can do that. Use something like "what is the first letter of the alphabet". An example can be found here —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kozuc (talkcontribs) 14:04, 6 April 2011 (GMT)

Hmm.. that could work. --Cajak 17:30, 6 April 2011 (GMT)
I forgot to mention that they can get past most captchas --Kozuc, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 20:05, 9 April 2011 (GMT)
It is not actually that hard when you use google chrome because you can inspect element and you can see the letters in plain text which is able to be copy and pasted. --Kozuc, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 20:09, 9 April 2011 (GMT)
I'll ask Peter to try implementing it.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  21:35, 9 April 2011 (GMT)

Ref tag extension

Hey guys, even though there aren't many referenced articles on the wiki, I'm just letting you know about a little extension to the "ref" tags that comes in very handy as it is quick to use and reduces both article and server space.

Instead of simply writing "<ref>" in front of a reference, write <ref name="I am cool">. When you have to reference the same document, simply put in <ref name="I am cool"/>.

So for example: My name is SerCenKing[1]. I am also a patroller on UESP[1].

And ta-dah! Look's beatiful doesn't it? To see its noticeable effect on a page check this out. For an idea of what it will look like on a page see Observergate. Hope this is useful in some way :) --SerCenKing 10:51, 16 April 2011 (GMT)

"Sandus" - "Rukora" articles

Before I start, there's no conspiracy theory here, so all those who were going to post something like that, please refrain from doing so. Now, I was thinking that "Sandus" should be on the left section of the page instead of Rukora, as it has been around for much more time and, despite what we might say, it has been a rather influential nations, both positively and negatively (depends on the opinions). What do you all say? --Cajak 13:59, 16 April 2011 (GMT)

Nah, I didn't even know who Sandus were until they started going on about the 'Recalled to Life' thing and besides, Rukora are a bit more readily active in the community, again, it is only recently that I have noticed anyone from Sandus contributing to the wiki and forum. I may be very wrong here, and if so inform me, but I say we should just leave it the way it is. Besides, it looks more apposite with Rukora there. Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 14:28, 16 April 2011 (GMT)
If you're just now figuring out who we are, then you haven't been around as long as I'd thought. I've posted several articles, videos and written on the newsfeed. If that hasn't provoked some queries, I don't know what will. --Sôgmô of Sandus, Will Sörgel 19:58, 16 April 2011 (GMT)
I've been a micronationalist since 2002 but i've only been on the microwiki since March 2010, and even then I didn't discover the 'Recent Changes' page a couple months ago, and since then I cannot be certain I have seen any edits from you. No offence intended of course, I wouldn't overly care if Sandus replaced Rukora, besides my opinion on the matter is pretty meaningless and likely to be ignored so...Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 20:40, 16 April 2011 (GMT)
Conspirators! Down with the aristocracy! Nah, we decided a while back to just take the top six nations on the influence survey and I don't really see why we should change it. Granted, the next survey might bring skewed results, so we might have to do a proper vote/decision then, but for now, the last survey seemed pretty accurate.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  23:16, 16 April 2011 (GMT)
I'll try not to be offended at the fact that you believe than Sandus is not as influential as Rukora. Oh, and this just further supports my worries as to how far the OAM has been entrenched into the community. --Sôgmô of Sandus, Will Sörgel 03:27, 17 April 2011 (GMT)
I personally think that Sandus is far more influential than Rukora (no offense, Tom :P), and I too am a little worried about how a survey from the OAM is considered the "official" ranking of the community. However, the community did agree to use the results for the sidebar, so I think we should stick to that and not make exceptions unless the community agrees to change how we choose who goes in the sidebar. Oh, and another thing - if Rukora was replaced with Sandus, I would like the FRA1 to be replaced with Austenasia, seeing how the Empire is older than the Federated Republic, considered "more notable" by Wikipedia, and A1 apparently isn't even in the community any more. But back to the point - Will, I agree with you in principle, but I don't think the rules of what the community agreed should be bent, even if it does sort of make sense. Austenasia 07:26, 17 April 2011 (GMT)
If you're going to bag us, at least get our name right. Older? In that case, we should replace Yabloko on the sidebar as well as Rukora. Wikipedia means bollocks for micronationalism - everyone knows that. And if your micronation's "notability" depends on Wikipedia and some newspaper article, there's at least one problem somewhere. If the FRA1 link is replaced for any reason, it's for that last one. In any case, we made a decision and that's how the sidebar works. Done, dusted, move on. § Fishy § (TalkContribs) 09:48, 17 April 2011 (GMT)
What Fishy said. We're doing this based on the whole community opinion, not those of a few members within it. If the whole community votes to change it, fine. Currently though, consensus stands and just because a couple of micronationalists are offended by not appearing on there doesn't mean it should be drastically changed. Really, appearing on MicroWiki's sidebar is not the epitome of micronationalism. Besides, as I've said previously, the OAM Influence Survey is OAM-material in name only; the last two surveys were conducted entirely on the MW Forum and weren't even mentioned on the OAM. And yeah, let's replace everyone with Satirocity or something, because they're older and everything. <_<  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:21, 17 April 2011 (GMT)
Well this is a fascinating case of double-standards. Please tell me that the sidebar has not been expanded to seven nations simply so that A1 can remain on it? Where is the community consensus on that? I thought it was agreed - the nations on the sidebar are the six highest in the OAM Influence Survey: no more, no less. Austenasia 07:39, 30 May 2011 (GMT)
Yes, because the logical conclusion instead of politely informing an admin about it is to go off crying on the Community portal immediately assuming bad faith. PROTIP: Ask politely next time.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  07:48, 30 May 2011 (GMT)

Categories

I am creating all the categories mentioned in the Special:WantedCategories page, some help there would be appreciated. Admins, if you see fit to delete one of the categories I have created do so BUT de-categorize all the items/articles mentioned in that category so the category doesn't just end up in WantedCategories again.

Here is the description I am using for all the categories: This category is composed of files and articles relating to

After 'To' what the category relates to (in other words the title) can be entered.

Thank you.

Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, President of T.F.o.E, Copy Editor and Patroller.(Talk) 10:20, 19 April 2011 (GMT)

p.s. Could one of the admins categorize the main page please?

Nein, looks uglier. =P The main page used to be categorised with Category:MicroWiki but I removed it simply because it looks better without it. No real need imo for it to be categorised anyway. And, like uploading the files, again, thank you. =D  aldy@wiki:~$ _  10:26, 19 April 2011 (GMT)
Project Completed. Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk¦Contribs) 19:33, 28 April 2011 (GMT)

just a complimant

who came up with the UTC clock in the corner, I really like that, it'll make thing a lot easier when I have to plan something. thank you! Jaxson25 19:44, 19 April 2011 (GMT)

I added it, no problem. =P  aldy@wiki:~$ _  22:29, 19 April 2011 (GMT)

Going mad...

Help me. Isn't there meant to be a "Start a new page" link on the home page because my mind's gone blank and I can't find it. :) :S Oh dear. Puchowskijk, your friendly insignificant goon 08:05, 23 April 2011 (GMT)

Re-added to the Sidebar after multiple requests, it's located at Special:CreatePage.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  03:47, 26 April 2011 (GMT)

Categories

I'm getting annoyed by everybody (well, a lot of people) having both their main category and their micronation's page in Category:Micronations. I'm thinking about moving all those categories to something like Category:Main categories of micronations or whatever, making Category:Micronations only for pages. Thoughts? Smyg 08:25, 29 April 2011 (GMT)

Don't see why that would be necessary...  aldy@wiki:~$ _  08:31, 29 April 2011 (GMT)
Pouts It's annoying. But meh, there's so much else that's more urgent to fix.. I don't think I've seen a (sorry :P ) messier wiki before. Smyg 08:40, 29 April 2011 (GMT)
Doing this wouldn't be advisable, akso technically speaking categpries are pages, as they page filled with links to other pages... Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk¦Contribs) 23:07, 29 April 2011 (GMT)

Diplomacy

People,

I know we can all agree that most of the time, news getting around to all of MicroWiki will take a couple days, however I stumbled upon the diplomacy article of one nation that had the Republica...Azteca nation under former relations, because apparently it was a sockpuppet of Senya. Now if this is true, what I want to know is why I, or anyone else was never informed of it?!" I think there should at least be a way of notifying someone if a nation on their diplomacy list goes defunct.

I don't know how this would specifically work, but I mean sometimes, I never get the news about a nation's dissolution until even two weeks later, and as can be seen, can cause major problems.

Just a suggestion. It doesn't have to be automated either. It could even be a nation dissolution thing on the main page or something, who knows. I really don't care, I just want something. Better flag ultamiya.png His Lordship, David Salapatalk 16:58, 5 May 2011 (GMT)

Ummm...well what with the creation of the forums, this kind of things gets posted in there instead. Otherwise, something might be posted on the newsfeed. To be completely honest though, it's not that big of a deal and I'm not going to implement something like this any time soon. Just a heads up. =P  aldy@wiki:~$ _  22:38, 5 May 2011 (GMT)

Main Page

Can you put the newsfeed back to above the good article because then it is much easier to check the news. --Rsmall, friendly Patroller and CopyEditor 13:36, 20 May 2011 (GMT)

Fixed a couple of days ago.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  06:30, 23 May 2011 (GMT)

Files

I'm having trouble accessing lists of files (Uncategorized images, new files, etc) as well as this file in particular. Hm? Smyg 18:34, 23 May 2011 (GMT)

It's not just you if that helps. Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk¦Contribs) 20:45, 23 May 2011 (GMT)
Deleted the files, normally it means the file is corrupt or too large for the wiki software, just leave a message on my talk page in future and I'll delete it ASAP. =P  aldy@wiki:~$ _  23:23, 23 May 2011 (GMT)
All hail our might overseer. Smyg 08:42, 24 May 2011 (GMT)

Sabotage to MicroWiki

Hi, on wikia links to "co.cc" were blocked before, they have now expanded the restriction to the links to "org.uk", is clear that it is a form of sabotage. Therefore, from "Wiki Micronacional" (in Spanish) we cannot establish direct links to your pages, which is regrettable, but is due to causes beyond the control of the editors of the portal. Best regards.--Jatrobat 02:09, 5 June 2011 (GMT)

Redirect pages, hm? Smyg 12:15, 6 June 2011 (GMT)
Here's what I did. Hope this helps. Th Flag National 8.png The Kyngdom of Theodia  Talk-Page  Official Website  02:59, 15 June 2011 (GMT)
Try using microwiki[dot]org[dot]uk —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ben McKinlay (talkcontribs) 23:38, 7 July 2011 (GMT)

Long-form project

Any volunteers to help move all of the short-form articles beginning with T, U, V, and W to their long-form names? RCALABY TC 12:02, 6 June 2011 (GMT)

Another one

Guh, another corrupting file. Delete it, someone. Smyg 17:32, 16 June 2011 (GMT)

Have done so, you're welcome.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  02:04, 17 June 2011 (GMT)
You know, you really deserve those 9000 reputation points. Smyg 18:03, 17 June 2011 (GMT)

About the Paragraph at the Top of the Page...

In it, it says,
"...3,000 articles, of which, 16 are good articles..."
This, to the uninitiated, may mean that only 16 of our articles are good (thus implying that the other 2,900 or so are crap). I propose that someone capitalize "good articles", thus making it a proper noun and less difficult to misinterpret. It may also help to italicize it, but I'd be happy with just capitalizing it.
"...3,000 articles, of which, 16 are Good Articles..."
Much nicer, yes? :)
Th Flag National 8.png The Kyngdom of Theodia  Talk-Page  Official Website  02:12, 27 June 2011 (GMT)

I've changed the wording and italicised it so that it now reads:
...22,893 articles, of which 68 have been voted as good articles.
Better now? Or would:
...22,893 articles, of which 68 have achieved good article status.
be better?  aldy@wiki:~$ _  02:37, 27 June 2011 (GMT)
After getting a third opinion and thinking about it, changed to the second option above.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  07:15, 27 June 2011 (GMT)

Trolling allert!

hello, what is up with the what the press says section?!? I've seen two post that aren't news at all! I've been gone for a while, so whats up with this? did something change while I was gone? Jaxson25 03:57, 10 July 2011 (GMT)

Which news items did you have in mind?  aldy@wiki:~$ _  04:00, 10 July 2011 (GMT)
I'd say those two "Route 66" videos by Atlantis. Smyg 10:31, 10 July 2011 (GMT)

Vandalism on the old wiki

[1] and [2]. Including editing while a WIP template was in use. A mad machine. 20:39, 26 July 2011 (GMT)

New vandalism. [3]. A mad machine. 20:42, 26 July 2011 (GMT)
I will look into the vandalism, I may assure you, but I recall that you were banned on this wiki - hence, I am forced to uphold this end. -- User:Demontux - Egtavian President and Evil Oppressive Webmaster of Doom 20:57, 26 July 2011 (GMT)
He wasn't banned but the creation of a second account was unnecessary, so the accounts have been merged. Vandalism on the old wiki isn't under our jurisdiction though, so there's nothing we can do about it. Discussion archived.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  00:01, 27 July 2011 (GMT)

Categorisation

Templates should also be categorised. At the very least, add <noinclude>[[Category:Templates]]</noinclude> to your templates, please. If anyone is looking something to do, Special:UncategorisedTemplates needs some lovin’. msandertalk 08:01, 21 August 2011 (GMT)

I know, I know. Problem is that I'm never sure where to place them, as we have a plethora of poor and unpopulated template categories. Smyg 12:19, 21 August 2011 (GMT)
I would be inclined to just place them all in [[Category:Templates]]. msandertalk 12:49, 21 August 2011 (GMT)
As would I. Smyg 13:05, 21 August 2011 (GMT)
I'm doing that now, we'll sort out all the pants ones when I've finished. With regards, Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk¦Contribs) 14:46, 21 August 2011 (GMT)
Some of the templates i've edited have gone weird. Could someone help me find out why please. With regards, Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk|Contribs) 19:39, 21 August 2011 (GMT)
Fixed the infobox problems, links to any others?  aldy@wiki:~$ _  06:04, 22 August 2011 (GMT)
Please remember to <noinclude> template categories. msandertalk 13:14, 22 August 2011 (GMT)

.svg

Please get .svg support! Flag of Burkland.png/Coat of arms of Burkland.png Matthew Burklandssen  My Talk Page  Burkland  17:03, 21 August 2011 (GMT)

Newsfeed

Has it perhaps occurred to anyone that a protected newsfeed is worthless? msandertalk 22:22, 24 August 2011 (GMT)

It's Protected? With regards, Tfoeflag.pngB.C.E.R Neil, (Talk|Contribs) 22:33, 24 August 2011 (GMT)
It's only auto-confirmed protected which doesn't seem to do anything anyway.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  06:48, 25 August 2011 (GMT)
Realised that I wasn’t logged in about three seconds after posting the above. *redface* msandertalk 00:43, 27 August 2011 (GMT)

MicroWiki series

So, I’ve decided to start adding Wikipedia-style series templates to some of the articles. So far, these can be seen at the top of Aldrich Lucas, and Alexander Reinhardt, and at the bottom of Schneider Awards and Philip Fish. Obviously I want to know if there are strong objections so that I can remove the templates immediately, but I’d also like your opinion on things such as:

  • Should the templates go at the top or bottom of articles?
  • If at the bottom, above or below nation templates?
  • How should articles for inclusion be selected? Should we restrict inclusion to articles of a high quality?

Thanks, msandertalk 06:59, 27 August 2011 (GMT)

Nevermind, they’re gone. msandertalk 07:02, 27 August 2011 (GMT)

Help please

I keep having a problem trying to upload a new version of a flag of mine. When i upload the new version it comes out distorted and does not show the changes that i have made. Maybe somebody who knows something about these techno thing could help me out? Maybe i could send you via email or something the new flag and you could upload it???? —Preceding unsigned comment added by SkyMarshal Hargis (talkcontribs) 22:46, 27 August 2011 (GMT)

It's alredy uploaded, you just might have to wait a few minutes and reload the page. By the way, sign you messages :D --Mokke - TalkCont. 22:48, 27 August 2011 (GMT)
Negative, the image that appears is distorted and does not reflect the image that i keep uploading. SkyMarshal Hargis 22:54, 27 August 2011 (GMT)
You have to refresh the server cache by clicking on the clock on the top right-hand corner when viewing the file page as well as clearing your own cache by pressing Ctrl+F5. That should fix it.  aldy@wiki:~$ _  23:36, 27 August 2011 (GMT)