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  • Thanks for your recent updates and changes :)
The Wiki is successful because of dedicated fans like yourself.
You have been promoted - see: Ninja.

--Tharondir (talk) 22:39, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

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Hey Castorix, thank you for your continued edits and updates to our item database! You have been promoted to the Editor rank. --Tharondir (talk) 10:30, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Added items

Hi Castorix, thanks for uploading the logo, I was having a bit of trouble getting that to work. Ozric42 (talk) 17:48, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Hey Castorix,

I was checking if there were any uncategorised pages around, and found a lot of the items you have added in the past few days. Would you like me to categorize them, or are you planning on adding more info on the items (stats, slots, etc.) later?

-- Freepy (talk) 13:22, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

I added missing U12.1 items, mainly for Drop Information (instances)
You can categorize them if you want (I did not know I had to categorize them...)
--Castorix (talk) 19:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Hey again! Thanks for adding all those items! I'm surprised by how many we didn't have yet, since the update is from a while back.
Pages get categorised automatically if you use a template, but you've just added them yourself I presume. When you press New Item on the left-hand side of the screen you automatically get the template added to your page and you can fill in the details yourself. This is the way most items are added. If you plan on adding the stats etc. later, you can find the template at Boilerplate:Item. You will have to add the template manually (just copy-paste it) to the pages you've already created. For help and information, you can also check Help:Items.
By the way, the category system is there so the search engine for lotro-wiki can easily find the page a user is searching for. It also helps us editors to keep stuff organized.
Try to use the 'New Item' button next time you create an item page. I will add a category to the pages you've already created later ^^. I hope this helps :)
--Freepy (talk) 21:44, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah, ok, thanks for the information.
I did not use the right way to create them, as I used my LID app where I generate the item page from the name when I double-click on a missing item and then I only had "edit this page" to add text.
I will use 'New Item' next time...
--Castorix (talk) 16:48, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Why you remove the Level 95 values in Item:Greater Resolute Shield of Penetration and Item:Greater Resolute Shield of Tactics??? Create a Table as I made in Item:Greater Resolute Shield of Penetration!!!! Barny (talk) 12:37, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I did not remove them in the existing tables, I only updated the tooltips values when they were hard-coded for lvl 95 (without tables)
--Castorix (talk) 12:46, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
But the lvl 95 item also exists again. This items are from scaled instances. I made a look in your contribs, you made that in much Item pages.
a second point I found in your contribs: You undo the Question from User:QNo in the Talk:Weapon page, without answering his question. Barny (talk) 12:53, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
But when there is only a 95 Tooltip (old level cap), it must be replaced by a lvl 100 Tooltip (otherwise people on forums say that data are not updated...). (or no level on the Tooltip and a table as you said). Those items are scaled from 45 to lvl cap and Tooltips cannot be kept with all levels.
About the question from User:QNo, I don't know why it is updated with my username, I did not even see it (maybe a wrong click...)
--Castorix (talk) 13:03, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Replace it as I made in Item:Greater Resolute Shield of Penetration. I will help you. Barny (talk) 13:10, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Now the Items looks nice, or? ;-) Barny (talk) 13:42, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it is better. Although for skraids loots, the lvl 95 should not exist anymore as they only drop at lvl cap (but they are still in the LOTRO database, but not scalable (hard coded for 95 and 100 only))
--Castorix (talk) 13:46, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I created a Table, with all posible name combinations (doesn't matter, if the Item is in the game) Scaled Instances Loot. Maybe it's helpful for you. Barny (talk) 13:52, 20 July 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits and recent help fighting off the spam, you should have the power to delete pages now. --Lotroadmin (talk) 21:37, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

On Spam

When you delete a spam page, mind deleting the content so that the message content doesn't show up on the deletion log? For example, this shows up "(Spam: content was: " == Engagin blah blah blah.)" If you don't delete it, part of the spam still appears on the site. It would be easy to verify what was deleted through the history logs anyways. Starbursty (talk) 05:27, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

What is/Which LID

It seems that there are multiple versions of LID -- you linked to one which is apparently a stand-alone PC application. Where does it come from.

I'm more familiar with the LUA version (which uses the Lua Item Treasury as its engine)

Are they the same? Are the databases the same? Being a Mac person, I can run the Lua version but not the stand-alone version.

Wm Magill - Valamar - OTG/OTC - talk 00:52, 6 March 2016 (UTC)
LID (LOTRO Item Database) is a small tool I had done in C/C++ with a SQL Server Compact database (I had posted a video on Youtube for basic functionalities : )
It is compiled for Win32 with Visual Studio 2013, so Windows only.
The main advantages are that the database is auto-updatable (I use LUA scripts on my side to update it on the server so that the program detects changes),
it displays cosmetics for all items (stored on the Cloud server of my provider), it uses LOTRO-Wiki to display information for items --Castorix (talk) 10:57, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Nadhin items

  • Hi, thanks for showing interest in my work. I am not deleting any Nadhin items. Just reorganizing them. Nadhin items are hard to organize because all rarity and levels have the exact same name. So far users have been haphazardly adding them and appending the rarity and level at the end of each item name or just adding a single version with the wrong name, lots of confusion. If this keeps up it will create dozens of entries much like the Legendary Items issues a while back. To better organize these items I am converting them over using a slightly different naming scheme (duplicating the same fix used by the Legendary Items). This new naming scheme has the rarity added to the name (as a suffix). Each of these new rarity versions will house the all the different copies for each item level for that rarity. For example: Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets (which I created to begin with) is now Light Gauntlets 19 (uncommon)-icon.png Light Nadhin Gauntlets, Light Gauntlets 19 (rare)-icon.png Light Nadhin Gauntlets, Medium Gloves 14 (incomparable)-icon.png Light Nadhin Gauntlets. Each of the new items has a table in it which you can look-up the item level specific stats.
  • I believe by organizing Nadhin items in a better and easier way, wiki-users will be more inclined to add item data to the wiki. It might be even better to add a parent item named Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets that houses links to the 3 rarity versions I have created. Or perhaps a Nadhin parent page that houses all of the various versions as a kind of table of items.
  • As for your comment about these items being official names in the database and not appearing in Google and in LID. That is a problem with all items in this wiki because all of the item pages start with the prefix 'item:' so search engines cant find the names without the prefix half the time anyway.

--Matthew.zellmer (talk) 09:02, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

But the standardization for items is and all actual items appear in Google and LID. If you remove Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets, they don't appear anymore. So Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets should be kept with links to Light Gauntlets 19 (uncommon)-icon.png Light Nadhin Gauntlets, Light Gauntlets 19 (rare)-icon.png Light Nadhin Gauntlets, etc...
Can be tested by typing "Light Nadhin Gauntlets" in Google and LID : no more working links in Google and "Page not found (Item:Light_Nadhin_Gauntlets)" in LID
(and all those items are scalable items 50-105 (they exist at level 50, 51, 52, ..., 104, 105)) --Castorix (talk) 14:18, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
There are almost no Nadhin items with the official naming convention your talking about, almost all the Nadhin items on the wiki have rarity and level suffix's. Here look for yourself [Items with Essence 600 items into list]. I am well aware of the scalability of these items, that's why I am updating all of them. Feel free to add rows to the item tables I built for each individual level and please populate them with the correct data. I don't have all that data, that's why I built the mostly empty tables.
As for the Google searches, this sort of thing happens all the time with wiki updates, in time the search engines will find the new pages I have built and the older pages, no longer used, will drop down the prioritized list of found pages until their no longer present. This exact same thing happens all the time with renamed items. It happened when we rebuilt the Legendary Items and Essence. Updating LID is your thing, I have no control over 2nd party tools or how they are updated. You have scripts that update LID or used too, so I would encourage you to use them and update your LID version.
I appreciate your enthusiasm and admire your tenacity if you would like to help with this project please offer up any solutions. I would encourage you to review the Boilerplate:Item#Scaling_Item_details for other examples of how this was done in the past. --Matthew.zellmer (talk) 09:58, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm just talking about the standardization of items in LOTRO-Wiki, where all items must have at least a link with the form I described : otherwise it would be impossible to find items from their name (I'm forced to use this standard in LID so that LOTRO-Wiki links appear for any item...) --Castorix (talk) 16:17, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
So, having looked at what I'm doing, I hope you are now convinced that I am going to use the standard you described. I want to make this update user friendly. It seems like your real problem is that LID doesn't know if a item page is deleted or not. So it just grabs any item pages it finds. You might want to update LID so it ignore all the delete item pages. There are probably thousands of deleted item pages LID is picking up. --Matthew.zellmer (talk) 14:54, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
But for example, "Light Nadhin Gauntlets" which is the item 1879313786 for lvl 100 and 1879311280 for the scalable item is actually broken Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets doesn't exist anymore in LOTRO-Wiki. If we type "Light Nadhin Gauntlets" on Google => nothing. While for example "Light Nadhin Shoes" still works because it has not been deleted --Castorix (talk) 21:40, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Many similar examples are found in the Category:Disambiguation Pages, like Item:Gloves of the Seven Stars or Orc-slayer. -- Goingbald (talk) 22:19, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, "Gloves of the Seven Stars" is perfect : official name on the main page with links to other pages, so it can be found with Google or any tool. --Castorix (talk) 23:17, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
I went ahead and recreated Item:Light Nadhin Gauntlets, turning it into a disambiguation page. I think this is how we should do it with the rest of the Nadhin items. --Tharondir (talk) 05:55, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks guys. This is a decent solution and something I touched on earlier but I called it a "Nadhin parent page". I think this is where we were headed eventually. Looks like Tharondir built disambiguation item pages for all the Nadhin items. Castorix please note this isn't the exact solution you were after, as the page that pulls up in Google or LID will just have links in it, you will need to click a link on that page to get the more specific item details you were after. --Matthew.zellmer (talk) 13264, 12 August 2016 (UTC)