User:ferret

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Rhodium Editor Star.
26,500+ This user has made more than 26,500 contributions to Wikipedia.
2820 This user is ranked 2820 on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits.
9 This user joined Wikipedia 9 years, 11 months, and 17 days ago as of April 26, 2017.
90% This user's !votes match the ending decision 90% of the time at AFD.
WPVG icon 2016.svg This user is a member of
WikiProject Video games.
Male.svg This contributor to Wikipedia is male.
vn-15 This user page has been vandalized 15 times.

Quick links[edit]

A few (often temporary) quick links for myself.

About[edit]

Howdy. I mostly patrol various VG related articles for vandalism, but also help with sources, rewrites, and adding recent developments. I'm also involved in helping maintain templates and modules for the WP:VG project. I do a fair amount of gnome-like minor cleanup. I also spend time reviewing or patrolling edit requests, pending changes and recent changes.

Some articles I've put some effort into shaping up include Steam (software), Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter, and Banished (video game). I also keep an eye on and help maintain most of the articles for The Elder Scrolls, Call of Duty, Fallout (series), Half-Life (series), Blizzard Entertainment (Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo (series)) and many others. I created the articles for Space Run and took it to GA. I occasionally help with articles I don't have a particular interest in myself, such as aiding a Romanian editor with Maria Gheorghiu or fulfilling VG project requests like Desi Adda and Turbulenz.

My username comes from my gaming handle, which I picked many (many) years ago because I had some pet ferrets, which are awesome. I always spell it lowercase, because I like how f and t in most fonts appear to be flipped. :)

Much of this user page design shamelessly stolen from User:Sergecross73.

Discord[edit]

I can be contacted on the unofficial Wikimedia Discord server at this invite link, moderated by enwiki administrators. If you're a Discord user feel free to swing by. General conduct is expected to follow the IRC guidelines.

Article work[edit]

Created or heavy contributions[edit]

Articles I have either created, or heavily contributed in the form of a rewrite or long time maintenance. This list may be incomplete.

Article Note
Banished (video game) Heavy rewrite, taken to GA. Good article
Desi Adda Brand new, project request
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Created from redirect, DYK credit with AdrianGamer
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Assisted Wikibenboy94 with GA and DYK. Good article
Edge Games Major rewrite in response to NPOV discussions
Fallout 4 From redirect
Fallout Shelter Copy editing, mostly
Kiesel Guitars From redirect, split and expanded from Carvin Corporation
List of downloadable songs for Rocksmith Table reformatted
List of game engines Merged disparate section formats into same table, took a while.
Maria Gheorghiu Copy editing and sourcing aid for a Romanian editor
Plants vs. Zombies Heroes Sourcing and expansion from stub.
Space Run Brand new and taken to GA. Good article
Steam (software) Several rewrite efforts and long maintenance
Turbulenz Brand new, project request
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Some early rewrite/contribution efforts, and long term maintenance

Watching[edit]

Some of the areas that I pay particular attention to and help keep maintained, within WP:VG. Typically, if I have linked a media series or franchise here, I will be watching most of the related articles. This is not my full watch list by far.

Template work[edit]

I help maintain several templates and modules. I wrote Module:Video game wikidata, which I then utilized in the modules behind {{Video game reviews}} and {{Video game series reviews}} for pulling review scores from Wikidata. I also implemented Wikidata support for {{Infobox video game}}. These efforts had a lot of input and advice from Czar, Izno, RexxS and other WP:VG members.

Barnstars[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for helping me with the List of Sonic the Hedgehog video game characters article. (I imagine you saw my request at WP:VG?) I've gotten it semi-protected now, so hopefully it should taken care of. Thanks! Sergecross73 msg me 15:44, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
Congratulations, Ferret, you've recently made your 1,000th edit to articles on English Wikipedia!

Thank you for helping improve video game related content, and for all your contributions to the encyclopedia. Keep up the great work! :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 22:49, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Thank you for your advice and opinions on my talk concerning Video Games. I have only just joined the Video Game WikiProject and am a little new to it all. It's all so wonderful being invited onto a project like this. ProtoDrake (talk) 19:54, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your tireless work of fighting vandalism and original research in different popular video games articles. AdrianGamer (talk) 12:48, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Police man Twinkle Head.svg The BarnTwinkle
This was for you. since you're very great at Twinkle. This was because Reverting was never been so bad.. revert mean undo spamming. Chazpelo (talk) 21:23, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for showing me a very useful tool Jennica talk / contribs 15:23, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
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The Video game Barnstar

It was Inevitable that you'd get one! I'm surprised that i'm the first... RickEakman (talk) 20:08, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

ferret vandals

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Thank you for quality articles on video games such as Banishe and Space Run, for maintaining several templates and modules such as Module:Video game wikidata, for fighting vandalism and gnomish help, now also as an admin, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:19, 11 January 2017 (UTC) you are an awesome Wikipedian!

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
I am sure The Illustrated Mum appreciated your benevolent protection. I know I did. 7&6=thirteen () 17:57, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
MediatorBarnstar Mediator barnstar
Keep up the good work Sam (talk) 00:48, 19 January 2017 (UTC)