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Looks good, from what I see. Just one typo. The special page link for "Wanted Pages" doesn't work. It needs to be changed to Special:Wantedpages (no underscore). Lonesome Pinky 01:11, 2 July 2006 (EDT)

All fixed! --ComiX-Fan 09:31, 2 July 2006 (EDT)

Hero Points

In the Hero Points section (1.1), is that second instance of Hero Points really meant to be redlinked like that? It brings up an edit window, but it seems unlikely that this was the intention. Cheers, --Lonesome Pinky 15:38, 4 July 2006 (EDT)

Bravo to whomever fixed it. --Lonesome Pinky 16:13, 23 December 2006 (CST)

How come my post never show up even when I dont make any mistakes and I dont even say any bad words?

Because it has to be reviewed first and then approved in order to make sure there are no mistakes. Kind of like changing the team name in the Sentry profile from "Avengers" to "Mighty Avengers". It is incorrect and can not be approved. --DragynWulf 22:17, 17 March 2007 (CDT)

Getting Start

I've still haven't found out how to created a new profile. Could somebody tell which link/button I have click on to start creating a new profile?

General Help
When creating a profile, there are template to use. You can find a link to those here -----> Help Posting. There is also a help section for other helpful hints/suggestions and you can find that here ----> Help area
When making a new profile, the way I do it is I go to my Userpage, type a link to the character name like this -----> Hawkeye, then click the "Show preview" button at the bottom of the page and it will create a link to that character name. Once you've clicked on that, it will take you to an area where you can create the profile. All profiles/names that are in red, have not been created yet. All those in blue have already been created.
To edit a profile, just go to the character name, click the "Edit" button at the top of the page and then proceed to edit the profile.
When creating or editing profiles, please remember to use a spell checker program. We want this website to be as professional as possible as if it were an actual issue of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
When writing the history for a character remember to write it like you were the Marvel character the Watcher, just standing around only observing the actions taking place. So there should be no references to a comic title or number in the history. Just information that you see happen within the comic itself. The only place to reference a title and issue number are the "debut", "origin" and "significant issues" area.
Also when writing a profile, please list as much information as possible. If you know the character's hair or eye color, then list that. If you know their powers, weapons or appearances, then please list those as well. But only information that is found in the comics themselves (Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe are good sources also). Profiles that only have a one line for information and nothing else won't get approved.
Hope this helps you understand things a little better. If not the feel free to ask questions. --DragynWulf 20:32, 28 August 2006 (EDT)

Profiles approving

I was wondering how long it usually takes for getting a profile or an update approved? For example I edited a profile of Tommy (morlock) and updated the Krystalin profile, but so far I haven't seen the changes. It's not that I'm impatient, but I'm not sure I've done the editing thing correctly. Rayeye

It depends on when a Moderator who knows information about the character can look it over. We want the profiles to be accurate as possible and if I don't know if for example that Spider-Man did or didn't fight a certain character, but it is in the profile, I can't approve it.
However, I can check it over to see if there are any typos, obvious incorrect information or something wrong about it in general.
The Tommy profile, you have typos within the text like "Toommy" instead of "Tommy" for example and it was deleted. Which is one reason why we ask that you use a spellchecker program prior to uploading it. We also ask that you save all profiles incase they are deleted for a reason and you can just return to change the errors.
Typos might be something small or even large, but we want posters to post good profiles instead of profiles that have to be fixed. This is why there is the Hero Point system, so that by the time you reach the number needed to approve your own profiles (and no one elses), you will be able to post good profiles right away.
Hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask away. --DragynWulf 17:41, 30 August 2006 (EDT)

what happens if i make a new profile of a character that i made up? will it be approved or not? just curious... heres the link to the char i made up: "Green Ace". thx.. -user:rmac619

No, only Marvel owned characters printed in Marvel comics. --MikeFichera 22:54, 2 June 2008 (EDT)

Not a stub

Currently, this page shows up in Category:Stubs. This is because this category is linked to by the page. If you want to link to the category without this page showing up as a member of the category, put a colon in front of the word "Category". Cheers, Lonesome Pinky 21:43, 26 January 2007 (CST)

*ping* This page still shows up as a member of Category:Stubs. Lonesome Pinky 19:08, 8 January 2008 (CST)

Talk pages

Should we add something about talk pages? If nothing else, it seems like we should inform new users how to sign their messages using four tildes (~~~~). --Lonesome Pinky 03:08, 5 February 2007 (CST)

Statistical definitions

I've seen a few editors refer to a character's strength as "Class 100". Obviously, this is information that they are getting from the Handbooks. However, as far as I know, these strength classes are not defined here on the wiki. It seems to me that we should either transcribe these class definitions to the wiki or else not refer to them. People shouldn't have to refer to the Handbooks to look it up. Similarly, the Powergrid isn't defined. I know it's somewhat arbitrary (these go up to 11!), but it might be useful in helping people vote on them. Cheers, Lonesome Pinky 19:22, 12 May 2009 (EDT)