When editing a profile, please mention what you are editing in the Summary area instead of saying something like "Spider-man bonus dvd: Rogue's Gallery". With you saying that it looks like you are making edits based on the SPIDER-MAN dvd and might get overlooked instead of approved. So if you add a link, say "added link" or if you added ability info say "added abilitiy info". This way us Mods know what is being done to the profile. --DragynWulf 23:17, 11 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks for letting me know! I will do that from now on. If it's not too much trouble, could you let me know what didn't ge approved so I can try again, this time doing it correctly? -- chizzaz 12:45, 12 July 2006
OK, here goes: Shocker: Professional criminal, Thief/safe cracker. - thief is a criminal, so it's redundant. His safe-cracking ability should be a skill under abilities. (His profession really should be "Professional thief, hired assassin")
>His belt has a lifetime battery that is supposed to keep him charged. Lifetime? Never saw him charge up, but I'd have to check the references on that one... I know the power source is built into the suit.
Venom: Criminal vigilante; - adding "Criminal" is confusing - is he a criminal for being a vigilante, or is he a vigilante who hunts criminals? It's not necessary.
Doc Ock: researcher to research consultant - whether he was a hired consultant or did his own independant research probbly varied over the years.
Hobgob: businessman - we say he's a CEO, so businessman is implied. "Improved" devices...I'm not so sure about that. I have to check. I know he added the randomizer, and redid the fashion (hinting at his true identity as Roderick, not Ned!), but I don't know if he improved the tech so much.
Sandman - embarked was spelled right.
Thanks for taking the time to let me know! --chizzaz 10:14, 13 July 2006
I haven't had a chance to checkt he Shocker power-source bit. But I can't vouch for the veracity of the Spider-Man movie DVD. They may have grabbed info right from the Handbooks, but I have no idea. I'll get back to you on it.
Any word on the Shocker's belt yet? chizzaz 15:35, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
Hi Chizzaz - Saw your post on Lizard - the Weapons category is intended to define objects typically used for combat apart from the individual's own body parts (claws, teeth, fists, legs, tail, etc). --MikeFichera 12:46, 12 July 2006 (EDT), Moderator
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 "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 referance 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). Bios 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 20:45, 12 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks, that does help a lot! Can you make up your own superhero for your own profile? Because I would like to do that. And I do not know what to put under the Universe of my profile. I have seen other users put Prime Universe, but wasn't sure if that was a title you had to earn or something like that. Also, where would I be able to get a picture for my profile? I read the uploading thing, but I still do not understand how to upload a picture. If you could also help me with these questions I would appreciate it! --chizzaz 10:19, 13 July 2006
Sorry, but you can't create a character for your Userpage. It would cause too many legal problems for Marvel.
To upload there is an "Upload file" link at the bottom of every page. Click on that, hit the browse button, then find the image on your computer (enter any discriptions of the image like what issue the image came from) and then click upload. Only Marvel related material (characters, places, items, etc) are to be uploaded. So you can't upload a picture of yourself or character you created for example.
You can get pictures for your profile from a link on the upload file page that shows all images that have been uploaded. --DragynWulf 13:34, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Thanks again! Am I allowed to upload (for example) a picture of spider-man in my user profile for the main picture? --chizzaz 10:41, 13 July 2006
So long as the image came from a Marvel publication. No fan art allowed.--MikeFichera 14:01, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
I'm sorry for asking so many questions, but how can I tell if it came from a Marvel publication? I have a bunch of pictures from Google searches, and a lot of pictures from this one website that had a lot of Marvel backgrounds and pictures. Some of them were the same pictures from the video game X-Men Legends II. chizzaz 17:50, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Questions are fine - we know you're new here. And even when you're not new here, questions are always fine! Really, the best if not the only way is to use the publications (i.e. comics) themselves as source material. You cannot rely on random websites for information. The goal of marvel.com/universe is to have the fans be able to post info - but have it reviewed and approved by the Marvel staff and other Mods to stamp it official. Google and other search engines are wonderful tools - but the web is riddled with incorrect information. As far as images go, folks who run their own fan sites may not appreciate their fan art or graphic manipulations of scanned Marvel art being taken and used here. Unless you get their ok, and you know it's a scan from a Marvel comic, don't upload the image.--MikeFichera 19:42, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
So I would be allowed to scan a picture from a Marvel comic and upload it and use it as my profile picture right? chizzaz 23:53, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
Would I be allowed to scan a picture from a Marvel comic and use it as my profile picture? Sorry I repeated myself, but no one answered. chizzaz 14:17, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
Sorry about that. As long as it isn't an unappropriate image (like something out of a MAX comic), then yes. --DragynWulf 17:20, 25 July 2006 (EDT)
Sorry, but your question about images got lost when I approved the post about messages.
To fix the image problem just use the name of the file itself without using "image" in the name. So instead of having Image:Image:Civilwaranti.jpg or Image:Civilwaranti.jpg, just have Civilwaranti.jpg as the text for images to show up. --DragynWulf 13:04, 13 August 2006 (EDT)
What kind of stuff should I put under powers, weapons, paraphernalia, and abilities for my own personal user profile? chizzaz 15:01, 14 July 2006 (EDT)
Okay, whenever I sign in, a little bar shows up telling me that I have new messages. I went to my User discussion page and read everything but that bar will not go away! Is there something I am missing? Is there some kind of message center beside the user discussion pages that I don't know about? I would be much obliged if someone could help me! chizzaz 15:35, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
This is a glitch in the system. Everytime you post a message on someone else's Userpage, that message will appear at the top. To get rid of it, just lick on it and it will take you to your Userpage. It is intended to alert everyone when they have messages on their User discussion page, but as I said, it is a glitch in the system.
Hope this helps you out. --DragynWulf 16:43, 8 August 2006 (EDT)
So, by glitch do you mean once it's there it won't go away? Because whenever I click on it and read my messages it is still there afterwards. chizzaz 20:35, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
It will go away after you click on it (as long as you do not have more than one window open at the sametime). Click on it to go to your Talk/Discussion page, then go to the bottom of the screen and then click on "Recent Changes" and it will be gone. However, when you discuss something else in another Talk/Discussion page, it will show back up again and you'll have to go through the same steps again. --DragynWulf 23:04, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
I did what you said but the bar that says "you have new messages" won't go away! chizzaz 03:32, 13 August 2006 (EDT)
I guess it is something that will stay there then due to the bug in the system. Sorry about that. --DragynWulf 13:06, 13 August 2006 (EDT)
I just wanted to apologize for no activity on my part. It has almost been a full year since I have logged on, posted, or participated in anything. Back then, I was just starting to learn how to do all of this stuff, and somewhat forgot everything in my absence.
Now that I have logged on again, I have noticed a ton of changes to the website! I would appreciate a summary (or link) of what most of this stuff is and what it does please. Thanks! chizzaz 14:31, 11 March 2007 (CDT)