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Avoid copying content from DDOwiki

Technical 13
Even though both sites use a free as in beer license, DDO uses CC and this site use FDL. In order to copy content from one site to the other the license also needs to be the same or copied with it.

--Lotroadmin (talk) 07:24, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

  • The stuff I have been copying over has been, for the most part, created by me in the first place and licensing is not an issue. Also, the CC license that DDOwiki uses simply says that there must be attribution, of which a link to the source in the edit summary does suffice. Technical 13 (talk) 14:21, 24 July 2016 (UTC)


Hey, I just wanted to make a suggestion for all these templates you're creating and modifying.

Recently, when we updated some of our maintenance templates, one of the other users here created the templates in userspace, asked our opinion on them, and allowed us to modify them so they looked right to us.

My suggestion would be that, for all these new templates you're creating, you create them in userspace first so we can all take a look at them and modify them if needed. Then, when they're ready, we can move them to the appropriate place. For templates you plan to modify, try copying the source code into a new userspace page and modifying it there, as we did when we updated our templates. We can then give feedback and modify them as needed, and, when they're good to go, we can change the source code on the "live" page. For the pages only admins can edit, I believe you're able to still view and copy the source code.

Another example of this is when someone copied the main page's source code years ago in order to update it. It used to look like this, but, thanks to the work of one user, who was an Editor like yourself, the Main Page got the style it currently has today.

-- Gestrid (talk) 18:37, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Bug with all your banners on lotroadmin page

Template Documentation

Welcome template

Footer on the edit.

Probelm with your signature on Template talk:Error

CSS and other tidbits


Do you have a template that you SUBST: for the Tips section on my talk page - User talk:Technical 13#Tips? I'm asking because it needs to be updated with the changes to {{Stub/Construction}} which is now looking for just a username instead of a talk page link. Technical 13 ( t | e | c | h ) 12:25, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

This is one of those yes and no answers. Basically if you look at the bottom of the page User:Magill/ToDo at the bottom under "stuff - template idea" you will see the code that I simply cut and paste to accounts. I've just never gotten around to bothering to create an actual template because the promotion process is not accomplished by simply copying the information to the Users talk page. (I just updated it with the changes to the tag.)
  • The one question I have is - Why "Contributions" - It is not a particularly useful bit of information.
  • There is also the issue of "Discussion" vs. "Talk" vs "Message" -- The page has always been called a "talk page" (as on the Wikipedia) even though MediaWiki labels the tab "Discussion" on the tab. Changing it to message is one of those "huh?" type changes.
Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 14:38, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Updated your copy/paste code. Let me know if there's any issue with it. :)
Contributions can be a very important bit of information. It's mostly used for helping people who go to your talk page and say why doesn't the thing I'm doing work? Technical 13 ( t | e | c | h ) 15:37, 5 August 2016 (UTC) which is why it probably should be on MediaWiki:Signature (eg like DDOwiki). It's also useful in templates like the {{Construction}} template, because if the template is left behind and someone comes upon it 3 years down the road, it makes it easier to see what other page they might have abandoned templates like it on. Or, if there is an obvious copy/paste error, it's easier to track down where-else the error might be.
The page is User_talk: - Talk is a very inappropriate description... Talk, by definition, requires spoken words. This is a text based environment - the term "talk" should be banned. Discussion is an appropriate term to use. It is the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and facts through any communicative means. I'm okay with that. However, when you want to start a new discussion, you lead in with a message. That's why I prefer the term message for signatures and links to user talk pages.
Technical 13 ( t | e | c | h ) 15:37, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

You've been banned for one month

I've repeatedly asked you to not hide the external link icon. I will point out this is the first time I've banned someone that wasn't spam for the lifetime of this wiki. If you choose to continue editing, please avoid editing templates. --Lotroadmin (talk) 06:56, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

  • You blocked me for a month for an unfinished template I was starting to put together and had to put on hold to go to work. Anyways, I'll continue to contribute to this wiki, at least for the time being. It's so much easier to work with people than to block them, unless you want this to be a private wiki that people can't contribute to and people don't read very often because there is so much missing information. Have a great day. Technical 13 ( t | e | c | h ) 23:22, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
We've repeately ask you not to hide external links, I've asked you to not promote lotro-wiki, and I'm asking you not to create or edit any template. Please find an admin to take over the facebook page or remove it. Because you failed to discuss this, please refrain from doing anything on the social media section. Again, please dont promote the wiki, use lotro-wiki in any way without discussing first. Consider this your final warning. --Lotroadmin (talk) 12:27, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
You created template for something as simple as color. Why? And you realize that you will be getting another month ban because of editing/creating a template? --Lotroadmin (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2017 (UTC)
Correct, being banned from botting, template edits, etc means you dont get to do the edits or even offer to do the edits. Like i said before, if you want to participate on this wiki focus on the content. --Lotroadmin (talk) 22:09, 21 January 2017 (UTC)


Please convert the URL to the real URL on your signature or just remove it. I have no idea what "h" stands for and I don't think I need to click it to find out. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lotroadmin (Contribs • Message) at 03:15, 4 January 2017‎.

  • Done Technical 13 ( t | e | c | h ) 14:34, 4 January 2017 (UTC)