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Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear BOZ,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
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Happy New Year BOZ![edit]

Thanks, man! BOZ (talk) 06:11, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear BOZ,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thank you for the kind thoughts and for all your consistently excellent work through all these years. Last year was a hard one, both physically, thanks to medical ailments, and on Wikipedia, thanks to a plethora of Wikitrolls. Colleagues like you make staying here worthwhile. Here's to a better year to all!
--Tenebrae (talk) 22:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Glad to have you still around. :) BOZ (talk) 09:51, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
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Dear BOZ,
HAPPY NEW YEAR A belated message, but thank you so much for your well wishes at Christmas. You are a good role model for many Wikipedians and I wish there were more like yourself. Look forward to working with you in 2015. Asgardian (talk) 08:44, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Just saw this. Thanks... still wishing I had more time to actually do stuff around here, but, life happens, and in my spare time I've got some other projects going on. Not to mention one (soon, hopefully two) campaigns on the weekend. :) Hoping that all is well with you IRL and here in wiki-land. –Drilnoth (T/C) 05:56, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm doing great, glad to hear you are too! BOZ (talk) 07:25, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Infobox photo discussion[edit]

Hi again. Happy New Year. Can you offer your opinion on which photo is better for the Infobox here? If you're not able to participate, just disregard this message; you don't have to message me. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:05, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for participating in the photo discussion. I really appreciate it. One thing: A new photo has been uploaded and added to the discussion. I hope I'm not bothering you by asking if you would mind indicating whether this changes your viewpoint, or whether it remains unchanged? Thank you very much. Nightscream (talk) 12:47, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Notifying you due to your prior participation in a merger discussion[edit]

  1. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 tour of She Has a Name
  2. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Critical response to She Has a Name

Notifying you due to your prior participation in a merger discussion.

You previously participated in a merger discussion at Talk:She_Has_a_Name#Merger_proposal.

There are now two (2) ongoing deletion discussions related to that, at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2012 tour of She Has a Name and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Critical response to She Has a Name.

Cheers,

Cirt (talk) 23:55, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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Damion Scott Infobox photo discussion[edit]

Hi. Damion Scott has taken issue with the photo in his article. He previously demanded that I replace it with one that I thought inferior to the one already in the Infobox, and has now replaced with a third one of his own. In the interest of WP:CONSENSUS, can you offer your opinion on this? Thanks again. Nightscream (talk) 19:25, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Possible return of banned editor[edit]

I have a non-WP:VG related issue I need an admin's help with. I have been dealing with two IP editors at Charles Whitman. At least one may be a previously banned editor. I believe this based on

  • Similarly antagonistic language with characteristic wording tics at both the article's Talk page and my own
  • Similar focus on aspects of the subject the article discusses (the 1966 University of Texas sniper shootings)), in particular the incident's connection with the subsequent formation of SWAT teams in police forces around the US, and whether the shooter's behavior can be described as living up to to a "sniper's code".
  • A private email from another editor who previously dealt with him who believes that it is the same person, and advised me to request admin assistance

Representative discussions:

(Really, that whole page and, apparently, previous ones too; I first got involved in 2013)

  • User_Talk:Pinkadelica/Archive 7#WP:OUTING and the next section (harrassment of another editor. Note that he identifies himself; he did so to me as well by linking to his IndieGogo project in my Talk page, although it no longer exists.)

Despite being advised to do so by the aforementioned editor I am unsure as to whether to file at WP:SPI, and would appreciate uninvolved eyes to look over the evidence. Ylee (talk) 01:40, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

SPI won't do a checkuser for IP editors, although they often block anyway for WP:DUCK cases and any other obvious abuse. Reviewing the case, it looks like they gave you and Pinkadelica some real trouble a couple of years ago. Bad pennies do tend to keep turning up. In the 2010 AN/I thread, Jimbo Wales himself states that "I recommend that people not waste too much time on this. Revert, block, ignore. This nonsense has been going on for years, and I think it will continue for years. Known problem user." If this is connected to the past case like you believe it is, and it seems you are likely right, you can take your above evidence to SPI and that way there is further documentation of continued abuse. If you're concerned that SPI may not be of help, AN/I should accomplish the same purpose and get more eyes on it, although that may allow the IP user to platform a bit in the meantime (which might not be a bad thing, per WP:ROPE). BOZ (talk) 03:09, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

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Closing an RfC[edit]

Hi, BOZ. I hate to bother you with an admin request, but there is a huge backlog at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Requests for closure.

There's an RfC that seems to have run its course, with just two editors, myself and another, who are still commenting and repeating the same points over and over. The RfC is so unwieldy it's almost funny. Do you suppose it might be possible you or another admin whom you could ask could take a look at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television#Request for Comment (and it's understandable if you wouldn't want to read every single word) or at least the more digestible Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television#Section break with question and possibly close it?

Thanks for any help. It's been really time-consuming for multiple editors — for which we have no one to blame but ourselves, but still...! With regards, Tenebrae (talk) 20:43, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Oh wow, man... I would love to help out, but to be fair to all the participants a closer really does need to read everything. I don't see how I would find the time for that any tmie soon. BOZ (talk) 21:03, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Okey-doke. I appreciate you giving it a look and responding. --Tenebrae (talk) 22:41, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:D&D topics[edit]

As far as I can see, neither Adventure Y, Adventure Z nor Sword Coast Legends have articles, too. And there is an article about Lords of Waterdeep. -- Qafgbxvghnx (talk) 23:13, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Qafgbxvghnx, generally we want to avoid including redlinks on templates like that. And the Lords of Waterdeep page you linked to is about a board game, not a video game. BOZ (talk) 23:51, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Dungeons & Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game isn't a video game, but a electronic hybrid board game. So it seemed okay to me to link to a board game article, as the video game adaption is mentioned in there and stays true to the original game and its rules. -- Qafgbxvghnx (talk) 23:58, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough - I added Lords of Waterdeep back. If you want to start articles about the other games, it would be reasonable to add them back to the template after you create the articles. BOZ (talk) 01:49, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Repost of File:Pech.JPG[edit]

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Repost of File:Sirine.JPG[edit]

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Repost of File:Thessalhydra.JPG[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Michael Bennighof[edit]

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deadpool[edit]

Trying to understand why you changed it back after I've provided references from the actual comic and marvel.com showing that Rob wrote the issue Deadpool premiered in? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Terrysharcque (talkcontribs) 17:14, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

You provided absolutely no citations in the article in this edit, and have not discussed the issue on the article talk page. If you edit war instead of providing citations, an admin can temporarily protect the page. BOZ (talk) 21:27, 1 May 2015 (UTC)


Gotcha....and done. Please review my addition to the Deadpool talk page. Thanks!

Terrysharcque (talk) 13:18, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

Hello BOZ. I've provided images for the articles you listed on my talk page. Do you have any comment on this edit at Dragon Magazine Archive? FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 22:52, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Hmm, I think that one has potential to stand on its own, but it would be better if we had another source to include with the Pyramid source to better establish its notability. It is fine for now as a section. If you want to merge the infobox into Dragon (magazine) as well, that might be nice. Let me know if you disagree. BOZ (talk) 23:41, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Dark Sun[edit]

Hello BOZ. I've recently taken over the Dark Sun pages. I'm looking for a little help getting it up to snuff. Can you have a look at the Dark Sun page and give me some pointers? I'm aware it needs more secondary sources and I'm working on that. What I need help with is figuring out the level of detail appropriate for this type of page. If you could point me to some examples of similar pages that show level of details I can go from there. Thanks! Sugarcoma (talk) 15:58, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Sugarcoma! First of all, keep in mind that you don't "take over" pages on Wikipedia - all of our articles are collaborative works-in-progress, so we all should try to work together to improve them.  :) Secondary sources are the name of the game; in fact, as many of those as we can have, and the fewer primary sources, the better. The goal should be to eventually replace as much primary-sourced text with secondary-sourced text as possible. But, like I say, it is a work-in-progress. As far as how to improve the Dark Sun page, you could use Eberron, Spelljammer, and Planescape as examples for starters on how much in-universe material we need there; I think ideally, we would want maybe 40-60% of the article (arbitrarily) to be development and reception information, and only as brief of an overview of the in-universe setting information as necessary to give the reader a sense of what goes on. You are definitely moving in that direction by building the World of Dark Sun and other pages. Ultimately, we want the Dark Sun page to look more like the Good Article level articles Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms, although that will take a lot of work. Take it in small steps in the meantime. BOZ (talk) 19:36, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
My apologies. I misspoke. By "take over" I meant I started working after it languished unloved for sometime. Bad choice of words. I've been kicking around here for a while so I know how things go here. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll take a look at those other setting pages and use them as examples. Sugarcoma (talk) 19:58, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Steve Marsh (game designer)[edit]

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Novels[edit]

Hello BOZ. If you could give me a list of Dungeons & Dragons novels whose articles require images, I would happily do them. I've done a few already. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 03:29, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Looks like you got the ones I most recently worked on. I haven't started the list yet, but I will try to get some work done on that today. I appreciate your enthusiasm. :) BOZ (talk) 13:15, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Nomination of Hruggek for deletion[edit]

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Thanks and alerts[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on my Pathfinder edits. I can't promise I'll be dedicating a lot of time to adding Designers & Dragons refs to other RPG entries, but we'll see! (Dang handy book, isn't it?)

Also, I wanted to alert you that Tiefling and (indirectly) Dragonborn (Dungeons & Dragons) are having their notability questioned. It would be a shame to see two of the core races for the game across the last two editions merged into obscurity or removed. As such, it would be nice to have a veteran editor of D&D articles weigh in on the matter, if you have the time. (And maybe provide some secondary sources you're aware of?) JEB215 (talk) 04:10, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, JEB215. Mostly, I try to ignore the hot air of editors with nothing better to do than tell other people what to do. Finding some decent secondary sources (like Designers & Dragons) is a big key to taking the wind out of their sails. I find that arguing with certain people only seems to give them more ammunition, so it is better to go and do something positive rather than try to reason with them. BOZ (talk) 04:12, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Damaged talk page[edit]

Hi BOZ, the talk page at List of Dungeons & Dragons deities has an error on it; the references to the mergers for Luthic and Berronar Truesilver are both there, indicating that the merges have not been completed. They were done ages ago but User:ChrisGualtieri merged them to different (more appropriate) targets. I don't know how to fix them so I thought I'd call this to your attention.Vulcan's Forge (talk) 22:17, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Hmm. I honestly don't know how you fix that. Could it be that the templates on the talk page show that way because the redirects point elsewhere? BOZ (talk) 11:27, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Draft pages[edit]

Sure thing. Always glad to help. I'll swing by when I've time than to do more on Wiki than juts a few quick hits for vandalism and plot bloat and the like, as I've done for the last few minutes during my coffee break! --Tenebrae (talk) 18:06, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Always glad to help — and especially glad to help an old colleague and great editor with whom I've worked for many years. Keep fighting the good fight, my friend! --Tenebrae (talk) 13:50, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Gamora[edit]

Greetings, I think you accidentally template protected the Gamora article. It should have been a full protection, I think. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 20:59, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Jo-Jo Eumerus, thanks for letting me know. I saw the "allow admins and template editors" and I thought that might be a good idea, but perhaps I was not choosing the best option? Let me know the difference between the two. BOZ (talk) 21:02, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
I think full protection is the standard for protections in article space when one is trying to stop an edit war involving autoconfirmed editors by protection. Template protection is more for template space, although it probably does not make much of a difference. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 21:05, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Gotcha. Just to avoid any confusion, I will switch it to full protection. Thanks! BOZ (talk) 21:11, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Article redirects[edit]

Hello, BOZ. As you probably know, several articles about Forgotten Realms novels have recently been turned into redirects. There is an ongoing discussion about this at the Dungeons & Dragons wiki-project; I would appreciate it if you could comment there. I'm really not sure that I want to continue providing pictures for articles until some agreement is reached about which articles are about notable books. FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 09:20, 28 August 2015 (UTC)