User talk:Rechze/Archive1

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Happy editing! --Goobergunch|? 02:28, 24 Oct 2004 (GMT)

Thanks for the nomination

Just thought I should drop by and say thanks for your nomination of my article for a featured article. I hoped it would be good when I wrote it, but I wasn't really expecting such praise. Thanks :)

By the way, incase you hadn't checked recently, I've updated it a little, so it conforms more with Fris' ideas of a good article (more information, less boxes and less copy and paste, basically). Feel free to let me know what you think, supposing you have any comments. I may be writing the article myself, but I actively encourage advise from others as to how to improve it or what to add....

Thanks again.... -- Falastur 20:31, 3 Nov 2004 (GMT)

Hi! I think you are doing great work on NSwiki so far. However I *think* your nick changed at some point... anyway, are you active on IRC by any chance? (#nswiki, specifically.)-- |Knoot|KNOOtalk 11:17, 7 Dec 2004 (GMT)

aaah, I see now. Buddy of Chimaea? Well, pay a visit to #nationstates or #nationstates_general then some time. I'm there a lot too. I'd like to have a talk. :P (Knoot, Maurijn, Galadriel. Prolly one of these nicks.)-- |Knoot|KNOOtalk 11:26, 7 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Nomination for Sysop

Knoot has nominated you as a potential sysop. Please visit NSwiki:Admin nominations to accept or decline the nomination, and for further information. → Fris Θtalk 01:10, 8 Dec 2004 (GMT)

messages to vandals and idiots

re: User talk: - check out the templates page. In such a case, we usually just quietly revert and send Template:Test (unsigned). If they do it again, they get test 2 thru 5. I've used Template:blanking a lot lately when it's obviously not malicious. Be sure to use the {{subst: part - it's handy. Go Sandbox a few of them. → Fris Θtalk 04:15, 9 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Seriously scary code on this page, Rechze. I don't think it will hold up under editing, though. You might want to simplify it a bit, as you've just duplicated stuff that's already on the tabs and such. But that's not why I came here...

On Game time, you've linked RL and NS several times. Per the Style guide, "Do not link every occurrence of a word; simply linking the first time the word appears will usually be enough. For words that appear first in an article and then in a list farther down, it can be linked again in the list." It would be a good idea for you to dig through Category:NS MetaWiki a bit more if you want the sysop job. I think you're well on your way, but take care that you don't overdo it. Also, it looks like you feel the same way about stubs that I do about categories, but have a look at NSwiki:Template_messages#Stubs before you go all out and add a bunch more, wouldja? Thanks. → Fris Θtalk 00:24, 10 Dec 2004 (GMT)

On Stubs: To clarify, I happen to think that an infobox and WFE is adequate content for a Region page. For some regions, they literally don't have anything else to say. I don't mind having dull region pages in the wiki - it's mainly just a chance for region-mates to connect to each other. Noboby else cares except on the incredibly huge or incredibly active regions.

Also, be aware that several over-zealous region members added every nation page in their region, and we decided that was a Bad Idea. However, it's not worth deleting them, and a stub won't make the nation owner come to the wiki to update the page. Since 99% of the time nobody but the owner knows anything about 99% of nations, adding a nation-stub seems particularly pointless to me. → Fris Θtalk 00:32, 10 Dec 2004 (GMT)

My flag

Yeah, I realised that a bit before, but for various reasons only just got round to fixing it. Still, thanks for saying.

Thank you!

Thanks for doing the wiki markup on the Economic, Political, and Civil Rankings page. It looks good. --Athamasha 01:49, 10 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Free Land of Ysabol Help

Thanks for helping me with my page on The Free Land of Ysabol. I am completely new to both nationstates and Wiki, so have been fiddling with things all by my lonesome :) I have added Headers, and someone else (I don't know how to check whom) helped me make my page look much nicer. --ysabol 01:20, 11 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Stop me if I'm being a pest, but ...

You're advising members to use your nice DIV sections, but we really want to encourage people to stick with the simplicity of wiki markup. For instance:




While the HTML method looks just a bit cleaner, it goes against good advice from the style guide:

It's easier for you and whoever follows you if you don't try to get too fancy with your markup. Even with markup as suggested here, you shouldn't assume that any markup you put in is guaranteed to have a certain appearance when it is displayed.
It is easier to display the NSwiki, easier to edit or add to its articles, if we don't make the markup any more complex than is necessary to display the information in a useful and comprehensible way. A useful encyclopedia is the first goal, but ease of editing and maintaining that encyclopedia is right behind it.
Among other things, this means use HTML markup sparingly and only with good reason.

→ Fris Θtalk 03:49, 11 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Administrator Guide

Since your adminship nomination is two days from being closed, you might want to review the Administrator Guide and acknowledge that you have read it and agree to follow it. I won't be able to set your rights +sysop until you have done so. --Goobergunch|? 19:01, 12 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Header Usage

I have to disagree with your edits on Teh great Kazham. I've been trying very hard to steer people away from the use of < br>, and the standard wiki TOC settings do that nicely. It seems to me an unnecessary complication to add HTML edits when simple linefeeds work just as well, and the wiki markup provides for adequate subheads that delineate that user's page nicely. I know you're trying to help and be a good sysop candidate, but moving away from the style guide doesn't seem to be a move in the right direction. The author seemed happy with my initial wikifying of the article, so I'm going to revert that page. → Fris Θtalk 23:24, 13 Dec 2004 (GMT)

I see your point, but given that each described an entirely different weapons system, I thought it was justified. Perhaps a Definitions list would have been better, or possibly supressing the TOC (via __NOTOC__), but subheads were also fine. In any case, I'm for simplifying the page layout while keeping the article looking sharp, with whatever wiki tools come to hand. Chalk it up to a stylistic difference.
I've noticed you removing copy/paste stuff from pages. While that goes along with Community decisions, I've been dropping notes on the User:Talk or article Talk pages instead of removing it. This is a young wiki, and I think we can afford a bit of copy/paste against the risk of driving users away over draconian editing. On articles that impact more than one nation or region I would agree with that editing policy, but nation pages essentially belong to the author. Unless they are abusing the privilege with extensive copy/paste (like Henrytopia), I'd leave them alone. → Fris Θtalk 23:59, 13 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Do you have access to the IRC channel? I'd much rather chat with you via the relative privacy of IRC or instant message than in this fairly public arena. Also, all sysops are channel ops on #nswiki. The rest of us (plus Wilem E) are all regulars there. Join us? → Fris Θtalk 00:02, 14 Dec 2004 (GMT)


Thanks for the hand on that edit with the LofR6MN link fix. I am fairly new to this and trying to get the ins and outs. :)

Thanks, but no thanks

As much as I appreciate the intent behind editing the presentation of my country's page, I'm hardly here to conform it to "standard" presentations. What's more, there's an entire "Government" section farther down the page and the overview shouldn't be divided with a small section on government as it was... I've rearranged whatever I thought needed it to my satisfaction, but please, as a general rule, while I know this is a "cooperative" project, the cooperation should probably come on pages that aren't for individual nations. It's not your typical wiki project, and so as you might expect I feel "entitled" (whether wrongly or rightly) to at least my one little carved out corner of this site that is my nation's info page. Thanks for the assist though. It's the thought that counts. --Galdago

Nation stub project

Rechze, let's limit nation-stubs to just those pages that have only basic infobox information. If they have any body description at all (Nationname is delegate to Regionname or Nationname is related to otherNationname), or if they've created and improved 'Leader' or 'Capital' links, or added a map link, that's new material. No need to stub either of those.

Since nobody but the nation owner can really improve them in any meanful way (with a few notable exceptions, such as nations with rich roleplaying histories), nation stubs are unnecessary. Goober created the nation-stubs with the intent of keeping track of bare-minimum nations only. If a simple infobox nationpage goes unimproved for more than a month, we can consider deleting it. When you add stubs to almost EVERY nationpage, you effectively remove the value of such a tool. We can just as easily look in Category:Nations. → Fris Θtalk 16:27, 20 Dec 2004 (GMT)

I think you've gone from overdoing it to underdoing it. What I meant above is if someone has created additional pages and linked them to their infobox (map, leader, capital, a unique national language), then an infobox alone is adequate for the page. If all they've done is invented a name for their capital and leader, that's not really content. I actually went through the list this afternoon and removed all the ones I thought needed removing. If you wanted to pick up where you left off, I think you're probably fine. → Fris Θtalk 02:37, 21 Dec 2004 (GMT)
Would you look at NSwiki talk:Deletion policy and see if you agree, please? I think we need to streamline this process, and you're an obvious 'interested party'. → Fris Θtalk 16:09, 22 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Thanks for all of your help so far. I'm going to edit that tomorrow, as I was using another nation as a template for how I typed up mine.User_talk: (DemonLordEnigma).


I'm aware of said problem - I'm checking through the various MediaWiki mailing lists and BugZilla to see if I can work out a fix. If not, hopefully it'll be fixed in the next upgrade. --Goobergunch|? 16:45, 28 Dec 2004 (GMT)

redirects to categories


Don't make redirects to categories if you can avoid doing so. Vilita appears to want to make all sports articles into categories, but Categories aren't articles. We should be moving content from category descriptions, not the other way around. See User talk:Vilita and Talk:Sports roleplaying. → Fris Θtalk 14:47, 29 Dec 2004 (GMT)

I dunno — El Cid 22:13, 30 Dec 2004 (GMT)


You made adjustments to my talk page... thank you?


Picture Formats on the internet

Thanks for trying, but there was no such file at that specific internet adress with that format. By changing the adress, it came up as a nonexcistant file. You have to make sure such a file excists before you type in an adress. ~Siesatia

Page deletion


EDIT: Nevermind


"I have switched said new tables to wiki markup, and have added colours. You can simply change the colours or remove them if you don't like them, but I think they look better with colours. Compliments, Rechze • (talk) 06:11, 31 Dec 2004 (GMT)"

Thanks for your improvements - I guess I could have remembered the HTML tags. I look on the wikipedia table instructions and having used HTML before I just went with it. I now build my pages in Macromedia Flash... ah nostalgia... Muchas Gracias, Señor. IdioC- ?????talk 18:37, 31 Dec 2004 (GMT)

Nova Berlin

Thanks for editing the lineout :)

--West Deutschland 13:50, 11 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Editing Dominion page

No problem on the personal info. If not for related issues lately, it wouldn't be on at all. Still learning the ropes here and all - figured since those were the pages being looked at, those were the most logical places to put some info.

unsigned comment by Nathicana (talk | contribs) 23:14, 11 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Page deletion

Anatania, yes I am sure I want this deleted, I no longer am useing this as my main nation, so I transfered all info to Riegab. But thanks for being concerned. Anatania 11:55PM GMT 13, Jan

unsigned comment by Anatania (talk | contribs) 23:57, 13 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the help

I've actually created Plunis and Sariais as two separate nations. My region allows three nations per member, so I decided to increase my voting power. I plan to increase the size of these articles, but I just haven't had time. I'll think about the factbook if I start adding more subtopics.

Thanks again for the help

80 Years War

Frisbeeteria already changed and removed the Category: Wars from that arcticle. I would hope a sysop would have at least looked at the history before changing it back. Anyways, i won't be changing it, as i have a strange feeling it'll be changed back eventually. ---Frenzberrie

Indeed. It's a non-RP war for national history purposes only, and I've been keeping those off the main War page. The instructions on Category:Wars state "This category is for wars (including cold wars) that have been Roleplayed in the NationStates forums." Let's stick to that definition. → Fris Θtalk 23:04, 20 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the help. Also, I did copy and paste a wikipedia article, however, it was to copy the format. I will be making it about me...

Thanks for the help... Also, is it possible to redirect pages, the code for wikipedia doesn't seem to work. Also, is there an easy way to insert pictures on the left (or right) without great interference between headers or information boxes? --Zadania 20:12, 27 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Images and Redirect

I was wondering if we could have the initials of our nation redirect to us... unless of course there is a nation named that. Example, is it possible to have a search for DPRZ or East Zadania go directly to Zadania?

Also, for the picture. I used the image help for the graphic I have link to my page under economy. (It should be easy to spot, seeing all of the test I am typing up and should have ready in a few days). Anyways, when I used the format provided, it went to the very bottom of the page. And I wish to have it in... Economics on the right. Also, is there a server (any that you know of) that I can post a smaller version of the image on and simply link a thumbnail to?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

-- 06:01, 28 Jan 2005 (GMT)


Thanks... done...

unsigned comment by Spaam (talk | contribs) 09:36, 28 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the bug report

I'll have to get on this one, it's a tad annoying although not vital. --Goobergunch|? 17:13, 30 Jan 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the welcome!

Hi Rechze,

Just replying to your welcome message. Also, thanks for editing the population for me. It was getting a bit tedious. I think I'll only edit it now when I hit different billions (4 billion, 5 billion, etc.). Out of curiousity, how does one's page get nominated for the "Featured Article" on the main page?

Thanks again!



I'm having a little bit of trouble putting together a factbook for my region Eurasia Magnus. Is there a way to ensure that articles only appear under the "Article" section, rather than appearing in the category section as well? Crisco 01:57, 18 Feb 2005 (GMT)

EDIT: Thanks for your help, but through (a lot of) trial and error I managed to figure it out. Crisco 00:26, 21 Feb 2005 (GMT)

Thanks for the welcome message!

Izdambodia 05:36, 26 Feb 2005 (GMT)


You removed all links from my article about Tattiburi. If you don't mind, I'd ask you not to do so in the future. I will make them blue, don't be afraid! It just takes a little time. (I assume the red links don't do any harm to anybody?)

Yours cincerly, Pfiff 17:02, 26 Feb 2005 (GMT)

Hey, thanks

Thanks for the welcome message and everything. It really helped introduce me to NSwiki. If I have any questions in the future, I'll be sure to turn to you first. --Mythopia



Thanks for the welcome, as well as adding the infobox to my national page. I greatly appreciate the help.


The truth shall prevail: So give it up

I'm quite happy with it the way it is, and will edit it as often as needed to keep bias out of it. I think most people, most reasonable people, agree with me about what the thing says. So quit talking about some BS About Mods actice "decisively" to remove links. Anyway, you use the word "Decisively" because one of my accounts was Decisive Action, you're jabbing at me, jabbing. Takes a big man to jab online eh?

I'm going to check each several times a day, and edit it as often as needed. So give it up...

In Response to the following Article Talk:The_TAJ_Imperium

I have done what you wanted, Please delete Syayrien Union

Sober Thought

You deleted my cut and paste from NationStates and replaced it with a link to the NationStates site. While I am aware of how to make such a link, I prefer to have a cut-and-paste there for people who don't want to flip back and forth. I'm not overly concerned about how up to date it is, I do it every week or so to keep it approximately correct. I still have to update the factbox manually, so if I'm in there doing that, I might as well do the few paragraphs of the report.

Thanks for your concern, but I would prefer to revert to my old way of doing things.

Sober Thought


Thanks for moving it I couldnt figure out how...Bahrr/Scoyle

eleted page for Simulak

Deleted page for Simulak

The link inserted seems to be broken on the nation page. I did notice that if you click on the broken link image that it comes up then. Hope uploading a gif was no problem :)

...and it's Simulak not Simulk


Image link...

Thank you so, so, very much! :D

I never in my life would have figured out how to place an internal text link to an image, and I've had that problem several times already.

Don't think that's even in the help file...

Aran 12:59, 2 Apr 2005 (GMT)

Simulak map

Rechze, Thanks for correcting the spelling but I still see a broken image link and the following is at the top of the page:

Warning: shell_exec(): Cannot execute using backquotes in Safe Mode in /home2/sub003/sc434/ns/wiki/includes/Image.php on line 498

Warning: stat(): SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid/gid is 933/933 is not allowed to access /home2/sub003/sc434/ns/wiki/images/thumb owned by uid/gid 99/99 in /home2/sub003/sc434/ns/wiki/includes/Image.php on line 971

Are you sure the extra page is superfluous?


Attican Empire

I did, it didn't work well. I think I have found a working solution though--- Please reply as I will be using the name "Antman" Antman 06:20, 3 Apr 2005 (GMT)

It doesn't go well with the current margin, however -- it loops over it and does strange things. Antman 06:21, 3 Apr 2005 (GMT)

Only when the template is used on the main page. Antman 06:28, 3 Apr 2005 (GMT)

Also, you need to have the main margin with the flag and info, et cetera. Antman 06:32, 3 Apr 2005 (GMT)

Is it possible to create an entire subcategory for the Attican Empire, if I have a lot of subcontent pages? Antman 06:36, 3 Apr 2005 (GMT)


Hi, I would like to know what would entice you to vote for it and why you are neutral towards it atm. I am wanting to improve my page and need feedback. ~ Rejistania 10:19, 4 Apr 2005 (GMT)


my apologies, I thought one was just supposed to write random stuff in there to help bulk it out. Delete it by all means, I will make a proper one a little later.


Hey, yeah, get off my nation's page. Maybe people don't want to wait for the link to load to the often-not-working NSeconomy, and of course 18 million is right there next to 100 million.

The Nation of Syayria

I know I have created many, many mistakes in the past but I had changed my name to Syayria because I had realished that once I got 500 million that I could not change my nation's name to something more interesting without the word "Union" in it. Therefore I have changed my nation and my NSWiki profile to something more "modern". I am truely sorry for any inconvience. With reguards Syayria

Just a quick thanks

Thanks for the welcome message, and for improving the layout - better indeed. No questions for now, I'll be sure to ask when I have them. Cheers. Spruitland 01:07, 8 May 2005 (GMT)

Wasnt a test. That damn alerts been there for 2 months. Are you telling me that therehas only been 1 vandal in 2 months?

You need to keep that up to date. I'm tired of seeing that every time I look there.

Thanks for the Welcome

Thanks for the welcome and the helpful links.

Cheers, Ilclbt 17:14, 14 May 2005 (GMT)

Open proxies

Wikipedia's Wikipedia:Special:Ipblocklist has a bunch of open proxies on it, which might be a good place to get a list of proxies from. I created Template:BlockedProxy to use in blocking the proxies. --Goobergunch|? 15:58, 23 May 2005 (GMT)

thanks for the welcome Rechze!

though I've been editing for a bit on my own, it's nice to see someone's watching out for the newcomers! the Philosophes

Re: temple references

I'm not sure how to PM people in NSWiki or if I'm actually doing it correctly right now, but in response to your message to me a short while ago, those edits were in fact done by me even though I forgot to log on while doing them. I'm going to proof-read them later on to make sure it's all consistent. I have a bad habit of changing my terms around :/


I saw the edit in question and while I haven't been notified by the editor in question, I'll leave it. That said though, I wish he'd warn me in the future, because in my RPing, the vase-shaped churches were originally temples from local religious cults, taken over during a Catholic revolution yet structurally unaltered, despite the change of services within.

Thanks and request for help

Thank you for the greeting. I do have a question: where can I find a tutorial or primer on wiki "code"? Trying to figure out how to do things by wandering all over NSWiki and/or Wikipedia is a total PITN.

On 08:04, 9 Jun 2005 (GMT), you wrote:
>I'm not quite sure what you're after, but there's some more on wiki
>code here. If that's not what you're looking for perhaps you could be
>more specific as to what you mean by wiki code, as I am a bit confused.
I'm referring to the actual wiki markup language, or whatever it's called. See for an example.
Frankly, I'm begining to feel like someone who asks where he can teach himself HTML, and keeps being pointed at Micky$oft's page-making software.
>And also, as a suggestion: it would probably be easier — as this is a
>talk page — if you have notes to yourself on you user page, because
>otherwise you have people leaving messages above it; below it; and it
>may get awkward.
OK, will do. I thought the user page was more for saying "here's who I am," but that was before I fully realized the "User_talk:____" pages were the equivalent of Private Messages. I've moved my list of links as you asked.

On 07:08, 12 Jun 2005 (GMT), you wrote:
> Pipe syntax? See here: [1]
>( That's for creating
>tables, although you could easily do it in HTML as well.
OY!! Now I find out. Eh, I've got my nation's page fixed, I can't be buggered to change it all over again.
>It's only one element of wiki code.
I feel like I'm pulling teeth!! Where the heck do I find the other "element[s] of wiki code" explained?


I'm beginning to think the vandalism of my entry that happens every once in awhile is random acts of revenge due to my arguing on the UN forum.