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About spambots

As YK said on this user's talk page, there's no need to edit spambot created pages. The admins can delete stuff on their own. --From: divingkataetheweirdo 13:49, 4 March 2012 (EST)

Thanks for pointing that out (no sarcasm intended whatsoever). I'll go take a look at that. I blame my 6-7 years experience in wiki-editing, it's why I tend to do things like label spambot pages for deletion. 404 User Not Found 13:52, 4 March 2012 (EST)
I'm just going to point this out again, since you seem to have forgotten: do not edit spambot-created pages. --BMF54123 01:09, 7 May 2013 (EDT)
I don't see why I shouldn't, if they're just going to get deleted anyway. Seems kind of ludicrous, don'tcha think? Regardless, I won't do it again. 404: User Not Found (talk) 01:33, 7 May 2013 (EDT)
It annoys the administrators. That's all the reason you should need. :| --BMF54123 01:39, 7 May 2013 (EDT)

Proper categorization

There's an easier and more efficient way to categorize images than to manually add the [[Category:(system) screenshots]] template to them: {{screenshot|system}}, for example. See, every time you upload an image without the proper auto-categorization template, it shows up in the TCRF IRC channel, which leads to some irritating flooding. If it's properly categorized, it doesn't. See the Image Guidelines page for more info. -YK YK-sig.png 21:43, 21 March 2012 (EDT)

Ahh. My bad :( It's my first time uploading images to this wonderful wiki. I'll keep that screenshot template in mind. Thanks! 404 User Not Found 21:45, 21 March 2012 (EDT)

Don't feed the spambots

"MinesSlate789" was a spambot, of the same exact variety we've been seeing a lot of lately. They're easily recognizable by their unvarying naming scheme, which is two names or random words followed by a string of numbers. They don't always create obvious spam pages; sometimes they make innocuous-looking userpages. The fact that it created an identical mainspace article, however, is a dead giveaway. There's no need to mark spambot pages for deletion, blank them, or greet spambots in their talk pages. The admins will destroy them when we see them. -YK YK-sig.png 15:55, 22 March 2012 (EDT)

Uh....yeah, I was told that already by someone else. Personally, I didn't think MinesSlate was a spambot. All that page said was "hellow". To me, he looked like a new user who tried to create a userpage but did it in the wrong place. But as you said, it created a mainspace article for its username. But hey, here's a suggestion: Why not re-enable user verification, but have it set up so that whenever a new user registers, an email is sent to one of you admins, and from there, you can decide whether to verify the account or not verify it. You could even set up a new email address specifically for those emails and have it be accessible by all admins (just share the password), so as to not clog your own personal email account up. 404 User Not Found 16:12, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
Shit, forgot to note that my suggestion pertains to stopping all these fucking spambots. pertains to stopping spambots.... :D 404 User Not Found 16:13, 22 March 2012 (EDT)

.MP3 to .OGG

I simply used Audacity for this kind of thing, as it can export to .ogg format. --From: divingkataetheweirdo 18:31, 24 May 2012 (EDT)

Thank you sir, I shall look into....*ahem*...obtaining hopes of converting a shit-ton of sound clips over for the Unused Voices subpage of the Team Fortress 2 article. 404 User Not Found 18:52, 24 May 2012 (EDT)
Audacity is open source and free, so there's no need to "obtain" it. It's right here: --Yoshi348 13:51, 25 May 2012 (EDT)
Furthermore I hope you're not going to convert MP3s to OGG - that just introduces quality loss. If you can, try to use the source WAVs instead. // Foxhack 15:13, 25 May 2012 (EDT)
The problem with that is that .oggs are what have to be uploaded to the wiki, as we have an .ogg player installed onto this. No other sound formats are supported, but .ogg files can have either lossy or lossless compression. --From: divingkataetheweirdo 14:41, 26 May 2012 (EDT)
Forgot to add this: As far as I am concerned, there is no (noticeable) quality loss when converting from MP3s to OGGs using Audacity. --From: divingkataetheweirdo 20:56, 11 June 2012 (EDT)

The Dead Island Debacle

Okay, WOW. The way you handled the situation with Dead Island/Anno1404 was totally not cool and uncalled for, and I'm actually seriously considering giving you a tempban for your little temper tantrum. Next time something like this happens, why don't you try leaving an administrator a note, and let them handle it properly? --BMF54123 06:45, 4 November 2012 (EST)

TF2 RED Bots

Thanks for the improvement on my images of the RED bots! I realize now that they were pretty sloppy. --Ultimatefry 16:38, 17 April 2013 (EDT)

Not a problem at all! I had actually planned on doing the images up myself, but never got around to it, so I'm glad you added them. Having them on the page was what kick-started me to work on better versions of not only the RED bots, but some of the images of unused props and such that I ripped right from the TF2 Wiki. 404: User Not Found (talk) 16:51, 17 April 2013 (EDT)


That's in the original, I believe. A far more grievous error is that the seocnd "I" in the "KITCHEN SINK" edit isn't aligned properly ;) --Xk-sig.png Xkeeper (talk) 15:41, 19 April 2013 (EDT)

I didn't notice that :O Stay awesome, Xkeeper :P 404: User Not Found (talk) 15:46, 19 April 2013 (EDT)

TF2 Unused Weapons Article

I thought this article could use a little more organization, so I threw up a new layout here:


While I was originally thinking of just reordering everything by class and slot, I like the historic aspect of listing everything in the order it was added, so I kept that in place everywhere I could. In places where multiple weapons were added at the same time, I ordered by class/slot instead. I also added a few more weapons from the open beta. Just wondering what you think about this, didn't want to do it on the live article without running it by you first.

Also, should things like the Backpack and Catcher's Mitt even be included in the article? As far as I know, no remnants of them are or were ever actually in the game files. It bugs me that there's no source for some of these weapons' old behaviors, either, but I was never able to turn up any when I was looking into these for the TF2 wiki. --Dragonsbrethren 16:25, 24 April 2013 (EDT)

When I "took over" the TF2 articles, I basically ported everything in from the TF2 Wiki, hence the inclusion of the backpack and catcher's mitt. Because they are like the Commando class (info was removed from the article), I say remove them. As for the new layout, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. (Implement it!) 404: User Not Found (talk) 22:20, 24 April 2013 (EDT)

Default Source Game Resources

Since you're knowledgeable about Source, can you tell me if the CSS hostage models included in every Source game, like some of the HL2 resources? I don't want to add them to the CS:GO article if they're something that ships with every game that runs on the engine. I don't have any other Source games installed ATM to check myself. --Dragonsbrethren (talk) 18:58, 4 December 2013 (EST)

I happen to have quite a large number of Source games installed (all the games that Garry's Mod uses as extensions for additional content). I can take a look through the VPKs of all the games and see if they are in there. Do you happen to have the exact filepath where the models appear in CS:GO so I can check for similar directories in other games? 404: User Not Found (talk) 22:01, 4 December 2013 (EST)
[root]\models\characters\hostage_##.* --Dragonsbrethren (talk) 22:14, 4 December 2013 (EST)
Beauty, I'm just heading out for a quick smoke, but I'll check when I get back in and report back with findings. 404: User Not Found (talk) 22:21, 4 December 2013 (EST)
Here we go:
  • Alien Swarm - Not present in files
  • Day of Defeat: Source - Not present in files
  • Dino D-Day - Not present in files
  • DotA 2 - Not present in files
  • Garry's Mod - Not present in files
  • Half-Life 2 - Not present in files
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch - Not present in files
  • Half-Life 2: Episode 1 - Not present in files
  • Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - Not present in files
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast - Not present in files
  • Half-Life Deathmatch: Source - Not present in files
  • Half-Life: Source - Not present in files
  • Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat - Haven't checked, need to reinstall the game
  • Insurgency (aka Insurgency 2) - Has the directory present, but the hostage models are not present.
  • Left 4 Dead - Not present in files
  • Left 4 Dead 2 - Not present in files
  • Nuclear Dawn - Not present in files
  • Portal - Not present in files
  • Portal 2 - Not present in files
  • Team Fortress 2 - Not present in files
  • Zeno Clash - Has the directory present, but the hostage models are not present.
So yeah, the hostage models don't seem to be present in any other games. I tried to find the files for Pirates/Vikings/Knights, DIPRIP 2, Zombie Panic: Source and Age of Chivalry (among a small few others). I doubt the hostage models would be present in any of those games anyway. So you should be good to add the hostages in! 404: User Not Found (talk) 22:44, 4 December 2013 (EST)
Thanks for looking into it (and thanks to ‎TheKins for uploading them). --Dragonsbrethren (talk) 07:34, 5 December 2013 (EST)

Your past has come back to haunt you

Hello. After talking to some very friendly admins over at the Team Fortress Wiki (remember that?), it has come to our (the admins, but mostly my) attention that you have been disruptive to their wiki to the point you were banned there, and are doing many of the same things here. Therefore, I've/we've decided to ban you ahead of time, before you get a chance to aggravate people any more than you already have. -Einstein95 (talk) 23:34, 10 December 2013 (EST)