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The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of[edit]

Hi - just found your article on this fascinating book. As some other editors have pointed out, this needs a lot of rewriting for neutral point of view; right now it's more of a review than an encyclopedia article. Describing the scope of the book and summarizing Disch's arguments: good. Calling anything "brilliant" or "highly amusing" or "eminently readable": bad. Hob 15:55, July 13, 2005 (UTC)

I like the new version, and I made a few more tweaks for format and flow. By the way, it helps if you log in with your username before you make edits to articles or talk pages, and sign talk page comments with ~~~~ - I had to look back at the history of the article to remember who was talking to me. Anonymous edits are OK too but then it's harder to tell what's going on. Hob 10:43, July 27, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a lot - you've been a big help :) Euchrid 06:28, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

The Citadel of Chaos[edit]

Hiya, I've added the infobox to The Citadel of Chaos to begin with. Hope you like. Keep up the good work. Cfailde 16:13, 13 September 2005 (UTC)


Skyfall is also the name of a novel by Catherine Asaro. I'm building it up. Can you help. Like, can we resolve this conflict of name together? It would help me learn. Thanks! JamieJones 01:30, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

The thing to do here is to change the Skyfall page from a redirect to Legend of Skyfall to a disambiguation page which provides links to both entries. I've done that, but feel free to change it as I know nothing about the Asaro books and you may want to alter the details. Euchrid 07:06, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Fighting Fantasy[edit]

Hello Alex — I thought I should write you a note since you seem to be one of the major protagonists in the Wikipedia Fighting Fantasy pages. I'm interested in contributing to this collection of pages and it seems sensible to have some discussion with people about this.

First off, I've made a rewrite of Moonrunner and added Legend of the Shadow Warriors to Wikipedia, and I'd really like to have your comments.

Second, it's noticeable that the pages for the different gamebooks are very uneven in style and content, and it might be worth rewriting a lot of these to bring some sort of uniformity. Of course, some books' wikipages will have to have extra sections or details, but I think we can bring a lot of improvements to what's there right now.

The basic form I have in mind would follow what I've done for those two books: (i) an intro along the lines that you provided, giving the technical info, followed by (ii) a spoiler warning; and (iii) an overview of the book, not in a separate section since it will be short. This would be followed by the "See also" section containing the usual links, and if necessary a Notes section to give footnote references. All books would also have a Fighting Fantasy infobox. A possible additional section, where necessary, could be Errata (one or two books have misprints and errors in them).

What do you think? —WebDrake 18:28, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Format of articles[edit]

The resemblance to the format you used is not coincidental: I saw the way you'd laid out Moonrunner, liked it, and decided it was worth extending to the rest of the articles. :-) I probably should have credited you in my comments on the FF Talk page but I wasn't sure if the format was your invention, or somebody else's. Anyway, I'm glad you like the work — Stephen Hand's books are some of my favourites as well! —WebDrake 17:39, 16 September 2006 (UTC) |}


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Check it. AnthonyTheGamer (talk) 00:03, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

FYI, it isn't. But OK. Choyoołʼįįhí:Seb az86556 > haneʼ 05:28, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Dan Clowes[edit]

Hey, I'm willing to help out a bit with Dan Clowes articles, but I probably won't do anything big, content-wise. I think he deserves better, but there are so many other alternative cartoonists that deserve better who are higher in my personal comics pantheon. I've been devoting a lot of time to Chester Brown, but there's still so much work to be done on his articles. I broke down early this year and completely rewrote Maus (up for GA review at the moment), and it took me months. I couldn't believe how little attention that "obscure" article got, and I posted at the WikiProject Comics discussion page more than once about it.

Just remember that you're working for Truth and Justice, and don't get discouraged by the great vacuum-like response you'll likely get. CüRlyTüRkeyTalkContribs 03:19, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the response, and nice work on the Maus article, it looks great. Makes me want to read it again.Euchrid (talk) 04:45, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
It only gets better each time you reread it---the sign of a truly great book. CüRlyTüRkeyTalkContribs 05:30, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I went and created stubs of Wilson (comics) and Mister Wonderful (comics). CüRlyTüRkeyTalkContribs 06:48, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Nicely done. I've put my Pussey stub in as well. A few others have made minor edits, interesting to see how it develops.Euchrid (talk) 00:32, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Obama Controversies Not Mentioned[edit]

If you want some points that have been getting kept out of the Obama article for years, controversies they don't want mentioned no matter how prominent, here are some examples.

  • Opposed medical care for newborn infants, was a major issue in both the 2004 and 2008 elections and brought up by Alan Keyes, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. Newt Gingrich brought it up in 2012. I've written this page covering it, which includes 50 prominent sources. Some major sources include:[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
  • Disqualified all four opponents in first election, in 1996, so he could run unopposed. He used a team of lawyers to disqualify the petition signatures of opponents on technicalities after the filing deadline. I've written this section covering it. Some major sources include:[8][9][10][11][12]
  • Struck a deal with Illinois Senate leader to get all legislation from other Illinois Senators directed to his desk in 2003, building his entire legislative record in one year, in preparation for the 2004 elections so he could become a U.S. Senator. I've written this page covering it. Some major sources include:[13][14][15][16][17][18]

-- (talk) 08:49, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

...I have no idea why you have written this on my talk page.Euchrid (talk) 11:28, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

New Page[edit]

Could you help me The Multiverse (talk) 02:14, 20 May 2012 (UTC) create a new page? I know who/what I am going to write about I would just like to know how to get it stated.

I find the best way to go is to find another page about something similar - ie a similar book, movie whatever - and emulate it's structure. What are you wanting to write about? Euchrid (talk) 02:23, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

I was planing on writeing about Thunder sword a Character from Secret Wars II #1. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Multiverse (talkcontribs) 02:44, 20 May 2012 (UTC) If you think that they're notable, go for it. BTW, these conversations are a lot easier if you sign your comments.Euchrid (talk) 03:05, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that i thought i did The Multiverse (talk) 16:31, 20 May 2012 (UTC) .

Batman's Temporary Powers Section By Anthonythegamer[edit]

Don't worry, I supported his finding with this primary source: Gachingy (talk) 02:31, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

I'm not really sure what you're getting at here. If you're going to suggest that 'once had a power ring' can be added to Batman's powers, it's still not notable.Euchrid (talk) 03:03, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
The fact is that Batman had a superpower which is very important to the Batman article that reads that he had no superhuman powers but we are not discussing about your deletions. Gachingy (talk) 20:45, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
The fact that Batman once wore a power ring is not a notable part of the character. Batman has been consistently in print since 1939; listing everything that he's ever done, in every medium, isn't feasible or desirable. It's an extremely minor part of the character, and as the article is supposed to be a general overview of the topic, not an in depth fan analysis (such as might be on the DC Wiki or the Batman Wiki) it doesn't warrant inclusion. If we started including things like that, soon we'd have to include Rainbow Batman, or Zebra Batman, and the article would be a) a million miles long and b) of no use to the casual, non-fan reader, who should be who the article is written for. Euchrid (talk) 03:59, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
Also, one Wikipedia article cannot be a primary source for another article. Euchrid (talk) 04:00, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

thanks for the tip your right I did get carried away there Algonquin7 (talk) 06:08, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Template: Wasteland Series[edit]

What is going on over here? You people don't even know how to respect guidelines of a talk page. Who the hell gave you those stars you have on your profiles? You don't deserve it because you're totally senseless. If you think this template is a waste of time then think and just go away from here but I'm going to stick by it and maintain it. It's people like us who keep wikipedia clean unlike you and Niemti who just don't want to separate a cancelled game from the published ones just because it's a single game and creates clutter. You don't deserve to be an editor. --MegaCyanide666 (talk) 07:18, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Let me give you some honest advice. Learn to take these things less personally. You proposed an edit and consensus went against you - that's going to happen from time to time. It happens to everyone. When it does, you need to either find a fresh argument for your change or, better yet, move on and find something else that you can work on. The great thing about Wikipedia is that there's always more work to be done, and getting hung up on one minor change (and despite what you seem to think, a template's categories ARE a minor change) doesn't help anyone. If you explode with rage every time a change you suggest doesn't stick then your time here will be very unpleasant, and ultimately very short. Euchrid (talk) 21:19, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: IP editor inserting misogynist rants into archives[edit]

Thanks for bringing this to the attention of the community. The IP self-identifies as a troll and I believe their comments should be deleted on sight. Viriditas (talk) 11:16, 13 August 2012 (UTC)


Hello I'm a new user,I have just joined today. I'm a fan of Wikipedia because of the vast content of information it provides. I wast just reading the article on the video game 'Wasteland' and while there I found your name and comments on the talk page. When I came to your user page I saw an apprentice editor notice over there. I basically want to request you if you could make your apprentice because I'm somewhat newbie. I know how to edit articles and about talk pages. I'll like to learn more. If you cannot then can you tell me what is an apprentice editor and how do i become one. And please if you can tell me the difference between a normal editor and an administrator. Thank you very much! ThePariahOne (talk) 08:25, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Also is it possible for a normal editor to become an administrator and if yes how does one become an administrator. Thank you. ThePariahOne (talk) 08:52, 24 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for the assumption of good faith, and for the explanation of the consensus, of which I was unaware. If you don't mind my asking, can this consensus be found on the Comics Project page? Or in a consensus discussion? Thanks. :-) Nightscream (talk) 12:31, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

No problem, I try to always assume good faith unless it's obvious it's not the case. As far as the use of the phrase 'fictional character', I was probably incorrect to say 'consensus' - 'convention' might have been the better phrase. What I mean is that I've never actually seen a discussion on the topic, but all the high-profile character articles I've seen use the phrase, and I think that it should be consistent. If you think that it should be the other way around, or is important, maybe start a discussion about it on the Comics Project Page? Euchrid (talk) 20:13, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Captains Outrageous[edit]

Hello, thanks for the contribution to the Captains Outrageous article. I did all the "Hap and Leonard" books by Joe Lansdale. I kept the summeries brief for 2 reasons: 1. So the plot won't be spoiled and 2. So people will go by the books. I don't think a complete summery does the author, who actually created the book, any good. But feel free to add to the articles. I also did an article on Hap and Leonard. 03:08, 22 October 2012 (UTC) PKDASD (talk) 03:09, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Firstly, I relocated this comment from my user page to my talk page, which is the more correct location for it. Secondly, it's standard practice for a plot summary to include the entire novel's plot. Whether or not it 'does the author any good' isn't really a consideration. The policy on spoilers makes this pretty clear, as does the guide to writing plot summaries. Nice work on the Hap and Leonard article, though, it's great to see them getting greater coverage.Euchrid (talk) 03:34, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Re: "creepy" plot summary justifying rape[edit]

Hi. Regarding your comment at the Z for Zachariah page, you completely misunderstand. If you look at the Talk section, there is an explanation of the "attempted rape" scene. No attempt is made to "justify rape," which is ludicrous. The point is that the narrator is unreliable (hysterical), and the situation is far more complicated than a case of attempted rape. Also, the plot summary in the article in no way alters facts or attempts to "justify rape." It simply describes the facts without treating Ann's biased interpretations as facts, and it includes facts that Ann and some readers like to ignore because of bias against Loomis after he recovers. Much of this is explained in the Talk section. There is nothing "creepy" about the article or interpreting Ann as an unreliable narrator. Please don't take such an extreme position about it. Seoulseeker (talk) 22:07, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

The more important point that I was trying to make is that there is NO room for interpretation or opinion in a WP plot summary. Neither your opinion nor mine of what the author intended, or what anything in the book means, is important. The plot description should describe the facts of the story and nothing more. Any interpretation or opinion needs to be in a separate section or come for a verifiable source. Euchrid (talk) 01:17, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I agree completely and said the same on the article's Talk page. The current summary does describe just the facts of the story without interpretation. Your reference to an attempted rape scene is an interpretation of the scene. Yet you seem to think the summary should present Ann's views of events as facts instead of describing things neutrally and clarifying what's her opinion. My phrase "logical necessity" is in a section about Loomis's character, not the plot summary, and it refers to what would be needed at some point for having children and continuing the human race, which both characters want. It's unjust (and assumes very twisted thinking on my part--thanks!) to say that the passage claims rape is a logical necessity! If there's anything specific in the summary that you think is inaccurate, biased, or unimportant to mention, I'd like to know. I'm actually trying to make a good article, not a misleading and creepy one. Thanks. Seoulseeker (talk) 09:15, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Scope of WikiProject USA[edit]

Hi! I saw this edit summary

Actually I believe it is very reasonable, as a WikiProject should cover everything in its scope. But if there is a sub-project, one would normally emphasize that instead of the larger country project. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:49, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

The point I'm making is that Homosexuality in the Batman Franchise is not within the scope of Wikiproject America. There is nothing about America, or inherently American, in it's content. Euchrid (talk) 07:32, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Batman is a comic book character of American origin (DC Comics is an American company and both men who created Batman were Americans), and much of the analysis comes from American sources anyway. If Batman was Canadian, it would fall under WikiProject Canada. If South African, under WP South Africa, etc. Batman is American, so it is inherently American. WhisperToMe (talk) 07:47, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
But if, as you suggest, you were to add literally the article for every book, comic, album and movie published in America to the Wikiproject, as well as every article related to those texts, you would be adding hundreds of thousands of articles, the Wikiproject would be swamped and no work could be done. At the end of the day, though, I'm just one person - I suggest that you take this up on the talk page of either the Wikiproject or the Homosexuality article to seek a consensus one way or the other. Euchrid (talk) 20:15, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I would indeed be adding hundreds and thousands of articles... AFAIK most articles related to the USA have already been tagged either in the USA project or in a sub-project. Anyhow I started Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_United_States#Homosexuality_in_the_Batman_franchise WhisperToMe (talk) 23:54, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Gotham City[edit]

Hi. Please do not add material to articles without citing a source, as you did with this edit to Gotham City. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 05:41, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Dave Gilbert (game designer)[edit]

Now that you created a split article, I wonder if you can trim down too much info and then withdraw move request. ...Or you can say "withdraw" without closing the discussion, so I'll help you close it. What do you think? --George Ho (talk) 06:30, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

james holmes is a converts islam[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:49, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

As I expressed in my edit summaries, the Daily Mail is a high unreliable tabloid. I wouldn't accept anything posted there as a reliable source. The Washington Times article is a reprint of the Daily Mail one, as it says in the body of the article. The Al Jazeera article is actually suggesting that the other reports are false, so I'm not sure how you feel this adds to your case. Euchrid (talk) 06:53, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Grammar "corrections"[edit]

Hi Euchrid, I noticed that a few days ago you reverted back to your earlier bold introduction of an expression that is grammatically dubious. From your edit summary "This is correct grammar. People of both genders can play Grow.)" it's clear that there is some confusion about the grammatical rules underlying this issue. Right now the issue is moot as you've removed the entire line, but if you intend to make it a regular practice to replace the terms "he" and "she" with "they" then this issue is bound to come up for you again in the future.

Traditionally in English and standard in formal (encyclopedic) writing, there are very specific rules for pronouns like "he", "she", and "they". The two most directly implicated here are these:

  • Pronouns always refer to an antecedent noun.
  • Plurality and gender of a pronoun must match that of the antecedent noun to which it refers.

When you replace a pronoun like "he" or "she" with one like "they" then you must be very careful to replace other components of the sentence so that it retains its clarity and precision. A sentence like "A fool and his money are soon parted" uses a traditional gender-neutral construction known as the "generic he" to refer to the antecedent noun, "a fool". Importantly, the plurality of the sentence is maintained as the singular "he" matches the singular "a fool". We could alter the statement to say "A fool and her money are soon parted" or to say "Fools and their money are soon parted", but altering it to "A fool and their money are soon parted" breaks the second of the above-listed rules of traditional/formal grammar. For many readers familiar with formal writing, this construction is confusingly ambiguous. It introduces questions like "Are there third parties from whose money the fool is soon parted? Or has the author changed his meaning half-way through the sentence and is now referring to a group of fools?"

It's an admirable goal to make Wikipedia a gender-neutral encyclopedia, and luckily gender neutrality can often be very easily achieved while still following the traditional rules of formal grammar. Let's look, for instance, at the original sentence you'd altered:

There are a number of ways to make this more gender-neutral than the use of the "generic he" without distorting the grammar, using colloquial expressions, or introducing ambiguity and confusion. Here are a few examples of grammatically correct but gender neutered alternatives:

  • "To help the player limit the number of play-throughs, components of the game world go through a leveling up process"
  • "To help the players limit the number of times they must play through the game, components of the game world go through a leveling up process"
  • "To help the player play through the game in a limited number of times, components of the game world go through a leveling up process"

In any of these gender-neutral variation we have agreement between plurality and gender of the pronoun and its antecedent noun.

Again, this is all moot since you've completely excised the line now, but it might be worth your time to consider spending more time rewording sentences like this in the future rather than merely swapping singular pronouns with plural ones that break the traditional rules of formal grammar. The meaning is the same if you use these rewordings, but the precision and clarity are preserved, grammar-sticklers will be satisfied, and you won't run into those problems that commonly arise when altering English variations. You're of course free to ignore this suggestion as well. Happy editing. -Thibbs (talk) 14:05, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


I'm pretty sure i got most of those plots from another page on wikipedia, but feel free to re write longer ones. Koala15 (talk) 14:09, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG For an excellent article on "Cypher (video game)"! Well done. Chihin.chong (tea and biscuits) 17:07, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Euchrid (talk) 21:13, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

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Depression Quest DYK[edit]

Just to let you know that I've submitted Depression Quest for DYK, and I've named you as one of the co-authors - see Template:Did you know nominations/Depression Quest. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 15:45, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Sights (Lastovo town)[edit]

Text about sights in Lastovo (town) is from this sights. My images from Lastovo: , , , , , .

--August Dominus (talk) 13:36, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you mean by this. If you're trying to use these images as sources for the section that I tagged as being unreferenced, that would most likely constitute original research. You need to find written sources that back up each of your statements. Euchrid (talk) 07:12, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Depression Quest[edit]

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Creature of Havoc Talk[edit]

Greetings. Our friendly neighbourhood IP editor is back and being more than a little uncivil ([19]). It seems this person's only interest on Wikipedia is to police this article and enforce his own flawed version of the text. I've restored the AfD text this person wiped from the Talk Page, but may need some help with the article proper. Is it possible to have it semi-locked so only registered users may edit? Regards Asgardian (talk) 11:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

I'd love to help - I don't know which of you is right, but I agree that the IP is not being at all collaborative - but I'm not actually an admin. If you apply at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection it usually gets looked at within a few hours. Euchrid (talk) 12:52, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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