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Magneto

Eric, aw shucks, you took down the previous bio of Magneto. This one looks like the bio from the 2005 handbook. But there are two tings that need to be changed, I think. One something is very important. I tried to edit the page, and submitted the edits as minor edits, but none of this has shown up on "recent changes" or even my "contributions." First: the first line of the bio-text is much more accurate if it reads: After witnessing the brutal murder of his family by the Nazis, the man known as Magnus was sent to the Auschwitz death camp where he served in the Sonderkommando, the squad of Jewish men who helped their Nazi masters operate the gas chambers, ovens, and fire pits of the camp. While in Auschwitz, Magnus met a gypsy or Roma girl named Magda. Magnus and Magda survived the Holocaust, and later were married. They had a daughter, Anya. Magneto's family was machine-gunned over an open grave first, apparently at the end of 1941, and then Magnus was sent to Auschwitz. Also, it's important to state that Magnus met Magda in Auschwitz. Second: This part of Magneto's bio was inaccurate, and left out UNCANNY #104 and #112 - #113. By the time Magneto attacks a Siberian city (after first warning the inhabitants to evacuate), he's already changing. Moira MacTaggert altered his genetic structure to make his brain able to better handle his powers, so he wouldn't go insane again. He was already calming down, after the battle with the X-Men in UNCANNY #112. You see Magneto in UNCANNY #126, wounded, and thinking about Magda and starting to readjust his goals, but he reverts quickly to angry and paranoid ranting. In UNCANNY #150, Magneto has already changed! His goal now is world peace and disarmament, with him as some kine of benevolent dictator. By the time he injures Kitty Pryde, he's already primed to radically reevaluate what he has become. But at this point, Moira MacTaggart's work is not "conditioning" and it does not "kick in." A genetic change is a genetic change, and all she did was strengthen his mutant physiology and especially his central nervous system. My edits for this are: The baby Magneto was transferred to Muir Island, where geneticist Moira MacTaggart attempted to control Magneto's insane rages by manipulating his DNA so that his body would be better able to tolerate his powers. Magneto was later restored to adulthood by the Shi’ar alien Eric the Red, and initially his psychotic and destructive behavior seemed to return when he attacked the new team of X-Men off of Muir Island, and then kidnapped them, holding them prisoner under a volcano in Antarctica. After battling the X-Men in Antarctica, Magneto retreated to Asteroid M, where his mind began to heal, and MacTaggart's genetic changes began to restore his sanity. Magneto next tried to hold the world hostage to force world peace and disarmament, destroying a Russian city after warning the population to evacuate. He also sank a Russian submarine with all hands onboard after the vessel attacked him. The X-Men once more stopped Magneto, but during the battle Magneto almost killed the young mutant Kitty Pryde, an act that shocked him, and forced him reevaluate his life. Could you please consider making these changes? I beg of thee. I can't imagine the editors Marts, et. al of the X-books are enforcing the notion that Moira genetically made Magneto "good." --Myst3 13:08, 14 April 2006 (EDT)

Thor

Eric, Thor should be changed to Thor (Odinson) to distingish him from Thor (Dargo Ktor), Thunderstrike (Eric Masterson), Thor (Red Norvell), or Beta Ray Bill (although noone will get that last one confused). You need to move it off of Donald Blake. Donald Blake was a construct of Odin created to show Thor humility. Donald Blake was never Thor, Thor was Donald Blake. Please change it because it's wrong. Ask your fellow handbook writers if you doubt me, or consult the most recent handbooks entries on Thor. -- IRISH 21:21, 21 March 2006 (EST)

He's currently listed as Thor (Sigurd Jarlson). If that's not okay, just move it to Thor (Odinson). --ComiX-Fan 21:31, 21 March 2006 (EST)

Not trying to be a jerk, but I can't move things. Marvel won't let me. I'm not that special yet. *sniffle* -- IRISH4869 21:38, 21 March 2006 (EST)

's okay, consider it moved :) --ComiX-Fan 21:40, 21 March 2006 (EST)

Wolverine Inline Images

Could you unprotect the wolverine bio, The inline images are still messed up and I'm itching to fix them.--Viper

They seem fine to me. --ComiX-Fan 22:39, 21 March 2006 (EST)

Others have said that they are in place, but when I look at the bio all of the images say for 2 are at the bottom, I guess it's just a glitch.--Viper

Yeah, can you please unlock it? There are several things I've been waiting to edit (minor/major changes) and there's not really any reason to have it locked (at least not that I can see). user:sononsj

Gods and Demons

I've changed the category to just Gods, as demons already have a category in the form of Horror. --ComiX-Fan 00:46, 22 March 2006 (EST)

What would you consider the Elder Gods such as Chthon and Set who are both god and demon? But it's fine the way you set it up. I'm not really happy with the cosmic category though. It feels like it needs to be different. There should be a seperate group entirely for characters like Eternity, Infinity, the Living Tribunal, etc. and they should not share it with Silver Surfer, etc. -- IRISH4869 01:42, 22 March 2006 (EST)

Chthon, Set etc can be listed in both categories. As for Eternity and his ilk, they're still cosmic entities of the Marvel Universe so I see no reason why they should be kept separate from the likes of Silver Surfer etc. --ComiX-Fan 06:18, 23 March 2006 (EST)

Recomended Reading

Eric, it is obvious that you're more of an X-Universe fan then anything else but I wanted to suggest some Thor stuff for you to read which you might not have yet. Read Thor I #333-355 for sure and any other Simonson Thor stuff you can get your hands on. It's good stuff. The Thor:disassembled storyline (by Oeming and DeVito) was probably the best Thor story written in fifteen years. Definitely read those if you haven't already, although i get the feeling you've probably read the Mutant Massacre related stuff. Lata! -- IRISH4869 01:59, 22 March 2006 (EST)

If only I had time! Marvel publishes enough X-Men material to keep me more than busy! ;) That said, I have read some of Simonson's Thor work, Frog Thor in particular being one of my favourite stories :) --ComiX-Fan 06:19, 23 March 2006 (EST)

Gods

No abuse of power, I just noticed that he keeps creating bios with no template and decided to show him the right way to create a bio, and its very rare when I approve anything thats not mine.--Viper

That's cool, and very much appreciated. It'll go a long way to helping us maintain an orderly way of doing things round here :) --ComiX-Fan 06:00, 24 March 2006 (EST)

Good Stuff

Never been to your site before Eric. Not bad. But the list you compiled on all of the entities referenced so far - AWESOME! Very impressed. I only saw one minor thing wrong (you didn't discern between the terrorist Agamemnon and the Pantheon leader Agamemnon) but even with that it was impressive. I have everything listed (except the first x-men handbook that came out in 04 *doh*) and I also have a list similar to that. What can I say, I'm a fanboy (but I was insulted when Jemas used the term over and over and over and over). About the postings - I don't wanna argue it any more. I sent a hefty e-mail to Mike about it (per his request) and that'll probably be the last I'll say about it. I only approve edits that add pics to entires I wrote or new entries that I really want to edit or add to. I haven't seen any harm in it as yet. Although I've been tempted to, I've never taken an entry that hasn't been properly formated. And seriously Eric you need to read anything Oeming writes involving gods. His Thor was great his Ares is good (I can't say great cause it's not done yet), and the Hammer of the Gods is good too. He needs to talk to Jeff Christiansen and do some more god related stuff. That could truly be an awesome collaboration. -- IRISH4869 06:51, 24 March 2006 (EST)

user talk

Why did you restore everthing I cleaned of my user talk page?--Viper

Prefer to retain such pages for archival purposes. We've unlimited space, so cleaning up is fine, but unless its offensive there's no need to remove anything. --ComiX-Fan 00:00, 26 March 2006 (EST)

OK--Viper

Wolvie Bio

Would you mind unlocking the Wolverine bio for a few minutes, I need to add borders to the inline images.--Viper

Lorelei(Asgardian)Bio

I would like to add things to the bio of Lorelei (Asgardian), concretely "abilities" and "powers". I try it clicking to "edit" but after various minutes and hours isn´t accepted and I would like to be able to add them.--Charlie_1981

That's odd... the profile isn't locked so you should be able to edit it. --ComiX-Fan 05:34, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

Bibliography

Eric, I feel that the way I formated the bibliographies on the last few characters I've done them for worked better then the existing way. The bibliography for the Whizzer was MUCH easier to read before you changed it then after. This might not be the way you guys have done it but, oh wait you guys havent really been doing bibliographies much at all. What is the harm in trying it this way? -- IRISH4869 22:21, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

We need to stick to one format, otherwise everyone will start posting things however they like and this whole project will denigrate into a chaotic mess. We've established the bibliography format as per profiles such as Wolverine's, so please stick with that. --ComiX-Fan 22:23, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

But you can barely read Wolverine's. It looks sloppy. The way I did it is so much easier to read. Why can't we switch? If I switch it all over to the way i've been doing it, can we do it? -- IRISH4869 22:25, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

Wolverine's doesn't look sloppy. It's short, sharp, and to the point. The way you're doing it takes up far too much space. Imagine Spider-Man's bibliography done in the way you presented it - it'd take up several pages just on its own.

Stick to the format as per Wolverine, please. --ComiX-Fan 22:29, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

The bibliography is supposed to be for all SIGNIFICANT issues. Spider-Man fighting the Looter for the seventh time doesn't qualify as significant in my book. With less exposed characters there is more room to put more or all of their appearances. And Wolverine's bibliography does look sloopy cause because it's just one big column of words. There's no spacing or anything making it incredibly clustered. The way I've been doing it is much easier to read and isn't that the goal as opposed to cramming as many factoids into a huge paragraph as possible? -- IRISH4869 22:37, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

"Spider-Man fighting the Looter for the seventh time doesn't qualify as significant in my book." - depends on the story, though, doesn't it. I'm not going to go through this again, so please stick to the existing format please. --ComiX-Fan 22:41, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

Way to dismiss what I thought was a decent argument. I read on here that if we had a problem with a moderators decision that we were supposed to discuss it in the discussion sections. Did I not follow proper procedure? Other then space and precedent, your arguement bears little merit. Precedent is not always the best point to argue (that's the law school talking). Who do I appeal to? Is there anyone to appeal to? Is my arguement so flawed and unnecessary that it should be dismissed with no more then a 'this is the way it's always been done, this is the way we're going to do it?' I've been given more questions then answers. -- IRISH4869 23:00, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

I've explained it all before, and really don't have the time to go into it again. I appreciate the suggestion, but the way you presented a bibliography, listing each issue on a separate line and some issues not having any story description attached, is an unwieldy way of presenting the information in the space we have allocated. My fellow Handbook writers concur that a bibliography style a-la Wolverine's profile is the way we're doing things here. This is supported by the Help:Posting page which all posters are expected to abide by. Can you change the bibliographies that you've edited back to the correct format, please? --ComiX-Fan 23:18, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

There are a few of them out there. I don't have time tonight because it's the weekend before my birthday and I'm being drug out by my friends even though I'm really sick. I'll try to do it over the next few days. I still think my way is prettier though. ow that sounds foppish, howsabout aesthetically pleasing? I'll get em. -- IRISH4869 23:29, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

ASAP, if you could, please. I hope that this continual arguing against the decisions myself and my fellow Handbook writers make doesn't continue. Approvers decisions are final, and while you and viper have that power, you're still only users of the system, not administrators. Please remember this. --ComiX-Fan 02:06, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

I've deleted the ones I could find so that other people won't get the wrong idea of how to do it. I'll put the bibliographies in proper format when I get more time. There are probably others out there but I don't remember which ones. -- IRISH4869 03:38, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

Cool, thanks. --ComiX-Fan 05:10, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

Zombies

Sorry about the Spiderzombie page, I was reformating at the same time as you ans approved sononsj's article first. You can go back and put back anything in that I messed up.--Viper 00:10, 16 April 2006 (EDT)

No prob; I was only fixing the formatting of the article so that it would display properly on the page. --ComiX-Fan 00:14, 16 April 2006 (EDT)


Chess Set

Thanks for fixing the format problem. Just as you were doing it, I was doing it as well. I got a message saying that someone had changed it since I last edited and I was thinking, "yeah... ME". Then I checked the Recent Changes to find you did it. LOL! Thanks again. DragynWulf 01:56, 16 April 2006 (EDT)

No worries. Glad us both editing it at the same time didn't muck anything up! --ComiX-Fan 02:01, 16 April 2006 (EDT)


Sorry!

I'm sorry about the bad formatting on the Spider-Zombie page, but my computer was messed up and I didn't have time to fix it. user:sononsj

No need to apologise. You did a pretty good job of it, there were just a few minor things that needed fixing. Thanks for contributing! --ComiX-Fan 10:08, 17 April 2006 (EDT)

Pyro image

Not Pyro? If it's not Pyro then who is it? --Viper 15:49, 18 April 2006 (EDT)

No idea. All I know is Pyro has never looked like that. --ComiX-Fan 11:35, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Thunderbird?

Your specialty is the X-Men, so could you tell me if this is thunderbird. Thanks --Viper 20:28, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

It's Warpath (James Proudstar). --ComiX-Fan 11:35, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Ok, thanks --Viper 17:42, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Dinah Soar

I was just curious why my bio was deleted. I tried to make it short and to the point so that I wouldn't take up too much space. I just want to know what is wrong with it so I don't make the same mistakes in the future. Thank you.

I am just taking a guess is all, but I don't think it has been deleted. When you make a new bio or even an edit/addition to a current bio, and click the "Save page" button, the bio/edit/additions will show up on your computer with an announcement stating something along the lines of "remember, this has yet to be approved and might not show up yet". Looking at the Recent Changes area, the text you added has yet to be approved. So this might be the reason why you don't see it and might think it has been deleted. Again, just taking a guess at it. --DragynWulf 13:28, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for answering me Dragyn Wulf. I'm new to this and still feeling things out, so I appreciate any help or advice. I guess I'll have to keep checking back to see if the bio I submitted for Dinah Soar has been approved or not.

Scorpion (Mac Gargan)

Just so you know. the entry was explined to do it that way here: "[[1]]" --DragynWulf 12:16, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

I'm not seeing anything on Mike's talk page that said list him under Scorpion. I thought Venom was Gargan's most recent alias? If so, that's what he gets listed under. There shouldn't be two entries for the same character under different aliases. --ComiX-Fan 12:21, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Sorry, wrong link. I thought it was on that page. Here is the correct link Category_talk:Spider-Man. I just wanted to point out why it was done is all. --DragynWulf 12:54, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

Reality or Earth??

Eric, I was thinking about how alternate realities are deisgnated: Earth-616, Earht-712, Earth-31916, etc. I was wondering why call it Earth? Why should it be Hyperion (Earth-712)?? Shouldn't it be Hyperion (Reality-712)? There are some realities where Earth is not called Earth. There are also realities where the Earth no longer exists. Should these still be refered to as Earth-####????? Wouldn't it help for clarification purposes to refer to them by reality? -- IRISH4869 05:36, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

For those realities where its still Earth, the Earth designator is fine. For those where its not called Earth, they're typically referred to by name (eg Eurth). --ComiX-Fan 05:57, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

But again, what about where there is no Earth? Like the reality where the Avengers loose Operation:Galactic Storm and the Kree blow up the Earth? Isn't refering to an entire reality by the Earth designation extremely limiting???? Do we call Galactus from the zombie world Galactus (Earth-####)????? What about other aliens that aren't from Earth? Same thing? -- Irish 06:54, 22 April 2006 (EDT) and Xtreme112 you accidentally deleted this last post (according to the history files) so please be careful when you poast in the future.

X-Men In Training

Hi im Xtreme and i did no know how to send this so i was thinking that you should add a bage of the new x-men that are currently in training i just wanted to know if it was a good idea to you i have the list of them and a pretty good pic to if u like.\

"Recently, a skirmish was set up by Emma Frost in order to decide who of the current student body at Xavier's would move on to become X-Men. A team was chosen consisting of Surge, Hellion, Elixir, Dust, Mercury and Rockslide, with a last minute addition by Cyclops of X-23. Emma announced that Surge would lead this team, an odd choice seeing as Julian has experience has a team leader and several team leaders from the former squads still have their powers." or should i just add this to the 198 files?? you tell me

uh wat do u meen add under x-men

It means that they should be added to the X-Men profile. As they're X-Men in training, there's no need for a separate profile. --ComiX-Fan 17:49, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

It seems like a good picture, but it is way too big and would not get approved. sononsj 18:25, 22 April 2006 (EDT)

well i guess i can find a new one but can you guys make a new article or should i just add it to the 198

Institute of Evil and other names/titles

I tried to do a redirect for Institute Of Evil to Institute of Evil, but think I screwed it up as there are now two entries for it. Did I do something wrong and if so, what exactly if I may ask. The reason I did/tried the redirect is because words like "of" and "the" in names are not capitalized. Entries like "Elders Of The Universe" and "Legion Of The Unliving" should be "Elders of the Universe" and "Legion of the Unliving". Entries like "Institute Of Evil", "Legion Of Night", "Knights Of Pendragon" should be "Institute of Evil", "Legion of Night", "Knights of Pendragon". --DragynWulf 20:33, 24 April 2006 (EDT)

USAgent and Demogoblin

Listen if there is something wrong with the USAgent and Demogoblin bios, could I rewrite them (Even thought i didnt write them in the first place)?

The previous submission of Demogoblin used text taken from Spiderfan.org. Feel free to submit your own version. You're welcome to copy the text from the latest A-Z Handbook, or write it in your own words. If you want to use the Handbook, and don't feel like retyping the bio history, I can post it after you set up the page. --MikeFichera 17:05, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

Using Template for User Page

I see you're now using a template for your user page. I wonder if I started a new fad...

Desert Sword

Thank You for Aproving of the Profile. Thanks for telling me. I will watch out for that in the future

Firestar

You edited Firestar as one of the 198, and your expertise is the X-Men, so I assume you own the 198 files, and if I'm right and you do. Could you please upload a resent image of her from the comic? You don't have to crop it or anything (I'll take care of that). The one that's up is majorly out of date and of horrible quality. If you don't have the time I understand, Thanks --Viper 20:50, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

Mimicx had added her as a member in the 198 bio, but it appears that was in error as she's not in the issue they specified. --ComiX-Fan 21:01, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

Ok, I was hoping for an updated image to replace the no-so-good current one, sorry for the misunderstanding --Viper 21:23, 2 May 2006 (EDT)

I'm Sorry your right. It was diamond lil. Sorry about the confusion. --mimicx35 8:19 PM, 2 May (EDT)

Points

Hey, I am not complaning, but lately my hero points have been jumping up by twos and even the other day I got five for no reason. Is this some kind of problem or does this happen to everybody that gets to a certain number of points. -marvels 12:31, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

Categorizing

Over the next few day's i'm going to be adding categories to characters (Mostly due to my OCDness) and whatnot.

Well, don't go too over the top with them. --ComiX-Fan 17:49, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

Well I actually just want to categorize magic, and I've pretty much done that. --mimicx35 4:53 PM, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

Bios

Scince im new and all i wanted to know where do we get the information to fill in peoples bios i know that we are probly not allowed to copy and paste --Xfactor12

From the comics themselves. They're the source we prefer people to use as opposed to unofficial Websites. Check out the Help:Posting page for more. --ComiX-Fan 17:45, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

I wanted to know do we have to ask permission to add profiles that are currently not here i was thinking about adding a few and just wanted ask--Xtreme112

No, you do not have to ask permission. sononsj 21:52, 3 May 2006 (EDT)

Is It ME? And Help

Is it Me or am I the only one who has noticed that alot of the new people who are posting do not use format or templates whatso ever. Oh and At what point do i get the authority to delete profiles or bios or whatever. I'm just curious so I can delete those non-templated bios. Also One more thing! How do you create categories? And is there an Items or races template? If not is there any way i can create one?-- mimicz35 8:26 PM, May 4, 2006 (EDT)

Only sysops have the power to delete pages. Users that gain the ability to auto approve are expected to do that only for their own contributions, not others. Categories are auto-created upon adding a new category tag to a profile. As for Items and Races templates, I believe they are forthcoming. --ComiX-Fan 17:55, 4 May 2006 (EDT)

In the meantime, you can use the team template for races. I used it on the Skrulls, and I think it turned out pretty good. sononsj 18:00, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

i agree no1 new is using templates when i first started when marvel had a new site system i was confused but a taskmaster fan hellped me i think on this site a few names come up a lot and there the 1s who help the most

Former Mutants?

So no former Mutants category for the mutants who lost thier powers?

No, IMO its unnecessary as their current status should already be listed in their profile, plus most are already in both the X-Men and Mutants categories so a third similar category is overkill. --ComiX-Fan 11:15, 5 May 2006 (EDT)

Sentinels Bio

I'm going to create a sentinels bio, seeing as it is much needed (twelve pages are linked to a nonexistent bio). Anyway, should I create it using the person or team template? --Viper 23:16, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

I'd go the team template myself. --ComiX-Fan 05:20, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

AoA Clarification

I was very young when AoA originally came out, so I'm not so clear on the storyline or the characters. Could you do me a favor and tell me who this is, and if this is Emma Frost. Thanks --Viper 20:51, 7 May 2006 (EDT)

Eternals

Hold up a second. There's a method to the madness with Eternal category. Eternals will link ALL eternals not just Earth. It will include Titans, Uranus, and even Eternals from other civilizations such as the Kree (Ultimus) and the Overmind. Keep the category. Eternals of Earth needs to be separate to diferentiate between all of the eternal groups. - IRISH4869 04:43, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

No need. The various sub-branches of Eternals can be detailed in an Eternals group profile (as was done on the most recent Official Handbook issue). There's no need to create more work. --ComiX-Fan 04:47, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Which was exactly what the category was trying to do. The subgroups were for distinction. The titans have had numerous entries on their own without the Eternals but I think it is misleading to simply refer to them as Titans (due to the Titans of myth). I'm going to loose in this arguement like I always do, but it doesn't mean that your way is better then my way, it just means that you can ignore me. And do. All of the time. Also I'm sorry for any grammar and spelling errors, I'm nurseing my sick girlfriend so I'm a little tired. - IRISH4869 04:51, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Tell you what - next time you want to create a category or make some other large change, come to the moderators (ie Pete, Mike, myself, or one of the other Handbook writers) first. That way, the topic can be discussed and a decision made without the hassle of having to go through and edit things if its decided not to go that option. This will make things easier and more manageable for everyone. --ComiX-Fan 05:14, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Actually bossman, I didn't create it. Someone else did. I think maybe Dragynwulf but I'm not sure. I just went along with it cause I thought it was a good idea. And I thought pete was the sysop and outranked you??? He is the big kahuna of this thing right? - IRISH4869 05:20, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Yep, Pete's the big kahuna, then next in the pecking order are we Handbook writers, then you auto-approvers, then other contributors. --ComiX-Fan 05:23, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Profile theft

I uh, used your idea and created a profile for myself along the lines of the marvel profiles we've been creating. Hope you don't mind. And as usual I pick a little on the mods. Hey, if you're the middle management of this thing then it comes with the territory right? As long as it's in good taste of course. - IRISH4869 05:34, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Well, actually IRISH, you're not management at all. You're a user that has auto-approving powers which is intended to be used only for your own contributions. --ComiX-Fan 07:07, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Eric, uhhhm... Irish called you the management. --Viper 08:38, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Middle management is the management below upper management and right above the working class. Like the assistant manager of a store is middle management. So I was defineing myself as a worker. Lower management, as you thought I was implying I was, doesn't exist in the traditional sense any more. - IRISH4869 21:08, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Sentinel Credit

I created a Sentinel bio, and a previous user had an unapproved article in existence, so wiki didn't give me credit for creating it. Could you restore my contribution? --Viper 23:27, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

Nevermind, when I approved my bio, it overrid his. --Viper 23:29, 9 May 2006 (EDT)

How do i add pic's?

I found a tight pic of pyro but i dontknow how to add pic's The 3rd iron 22:17, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Check out the Help:Images page to find out how :) --ComiX-Fan 17:46, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Right thanks and how do you put a link to your name after you say things The 3rd iron 22:17, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Do four little ~ thingys. sononsj 20:41, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

What? Put ~ where The 3rd iron 22:17, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Put four tilda keys(~) at the end of your submission and your name/date is automatically signed off. --Viper 21:17, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Do four ~ at the end of your edit. sononsj 21:04, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Glossary

It was a great idea to add a glossary entry, good work --Viper 19:48, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

Thanks :) Hopefully others will be able to add to and expand on what's initially presented. --ComiX-Fan 08:54, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

Is it only the moderators who can add terms to the glossary? --mimicx35 5:08 PM May 16, 2006

Nope, anyone can, but as with everything else here only good contributions will be approved. --ComiX-Fan 08:54, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

Category and Races

Hey would it be feesable to create a category for androids, machines, cyborgs and other mechanical creatures? Also i saw a profile for skrulls that used a team template to make it. IS that what we are using instead of waiting for the races template? mimicx35 5:10 PM may 16,2006

No, the Skrulls will need to be posted using the races template (which I believe Pete is working on creating). If there's a race profile posted with the team template, it should be deleted. As for a separate category for artificial lifeforms, I don't think that's necessary. While I can understand the desire for one, we really need to watch how many categories we have. I think we're bordering on an unwieldy number as it is. --ComiX-Fan 08:56, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

Scourge and Wendigo

What would you use to do a scourge profile? just list each individual scourge and Wendigo? Or Make them a Team? Or make a Scourge and Wnedigo profile and list each individual who became a wendigo or scourge in the real name or alias spot?

List one entry for Scourge and one entry for Wendigo and list names etc in chronological order (list current/most recent first to the original at the end). --ComiX-Fan 08:07, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

The Scourge of the Underworld is an organization. All scourges are involved in it except Jack Monroe and the Scourge impersonator that was working for the Red Skull (although he might have still been an agent of the Scourge of the Underworld organization who was also working for the Red Skull.) It's too bad Mark Gruenwald's not around any more. He would have loved this site. -- IRISH4869 08:22, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Lousy??

I wouldn't qualify my comments as engendering or originating from a lousy attitude. I was just joking. Maybe my sense of humor is more antagonistic then you guys are used to. Sorry about that. And I realize with Viper's approving abilities taken away that I'm #1 whipping boy again. I'm cool with it. All jokes aside, did you read my Nth Man question?? Where do the property rights lie?? -- IRISH4869 08:12, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

PS - I'll attempt to restrain my humor if it doth offend thee. -- IRISH4869 08:12, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Not offensive, just irksome when we're all just trying to do our jobs here the best we can. Plus, it doesn't look good to people new to the Marvel Universe if they come here and see stuff like that. --ComiX-Fan 21:08, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Blank Bio

I'm trying to add someone to the Marvel Universe that isn't there and I am trying to get a Blank Page so I can add history and everything, but it's not working. Can some one help? xtreme112

All you need do is use the link http://www.marvel.com/universe/xxx (where xxx is the name of the character/group/event/place you're wanting to profile). Remember for character's that don't have codenames, use the format "Surname, First name" (without the quotes). --ComiX-Fan 21:06, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Real Life People

What if there is a real live person who is very influencial in the comic books such as Adolf Hitler, Or the President of the United States. Can we make a bio for them based on their comicbook history and their real life history? Or is that out of the question. mimicx35 150 PM May20, 2006

NO, do not make entries for real people. The Hate-Monger would be the entry you want. Presidents should NOT get their own entries. No historical figure should unless they had a costumed identity. -- IRISH4869 03:37, 22 May 2006 (EDT)

Why only if they had a costumed identity? There's plenty of civilians in the MU that deserve to be profiled. --ComiX-Fan 08:58, 22 May 2006 (EDT)

So yes create profiles for real life people like Hitler? And the Hate-Monger is a Hitler clone. So I can write a profile for like Hitler and Winston Churchill since they had lots of comic book activities in comic books? -- mimicx35 8:14 AM May 22 2006

Mimicx35, the answer to your question is NO. And Comix, I think what Irish meant was only make a bio for historical figure if he had a costumed identity. sononsj 18:54, 26 May 2006 (EDT)

Hellions

I wnated to know wich hellions were you talking about the evil ones that were led by emma frost of the good ones who were taught by her at the Xavier Mansion xtreme112

A Hellions profile here should cover all incarnations of the team (original, Emplate's, New, and Academy squad). --ComiX-Fan 10:21, 21 May 2006 (EDT)

Places

Hey is there anyway that we can add an Inhabitants to the places template or a people who work there or something? Also I was wondering if we could make profiles for Cities that appear in the comics. mimicx35 12:13 PM May 22, 2006

Bios

I've noticed that when I update some bios or create others absolutely nothing happens with them. It is that there are certain sections that no one ever gets around to, or are bios frequently overlooked due to time/size? Because I created Klaw, Mad Thinker, and Blaastar bios, and they seem to just be sitting there. So, is there another way to get people's attention to the ones I create? Or is it just that they've been seen and either aren't good enough or there's a time constraints? PseudoSherlock 06:34, 23 May 2006 (EDT)


Yeah i kinda noticed too how long does it genereally take before any bios get accepted is it just cause some of us are new??? xfactor12

I still haven't figured this out. Also, is it appropiate or will it matter if I ask one of the moderators to look over a bio and approve it if it's worthwhile? I did below for my Daredevil corrections, but nothing happened. Should we just wait until someone takes a look at it, or what? PseudoSherlock 16:40, 5 June 2006 (EDT)

Yeah I meen i dont want it to get annoying for the admins and special admins but some of the time when you guys are correcting minor mistakes and busy creating other profiles what about your forgetting about the others like us who dont have the ability to do that and are trying to if its not good delete it so we can learn from our mistakes and try something else or another bio or somethin becauseit took me along time to make some of the corrections i did (like Polaris and sunfire) and get the info on the bios ive created but they never EVER get checked out our accepted its getting really anoying you guys should have a way beter system of doing things around here sorry for being a cric about it it must be hard but its annoying for you but its annoying for me xtreme112

I mentioned this on MikeFichera's userpage and was tols it is pretty much right: It is just best to wait. The Mods will get to it when they have a chance. If for some reason it doesn't get approved, it is most likely because A) the bio is not correct, B) It is deadline time and they are crunching away at the Handbooks or C) A particular Mod that notices the bio might not have the knowledge or enough knowledge of that character to approve it because the purpose is to get the bios correct as possible. So I hope this helps you understand a little more. --DragynWulf 13:08, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, I definitely understand why this happens. My guess is, also, that now that the wiki has been around long enough, there are even more useless posts and bios flooding it, and so the mods have even less time to read and edit up the whole bios that are finished. I agree with Xtreme, too, it is frustrating and annoying. However, I do feel for the mods, so the best I can do is slog along until I get enough points to approve my own bios. But sometimes it does feel like the moderators have something personal against me, and are trying to keep me from producing anything. Even if that isn't the case, it still feels that way. Though I'm sure that I'm not the only one that feels the same. PseudoSherlock 15:08, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

I've been there myself. You type something out and are anxious to see it on the encyclopedia because it is your contribution to it and proud of it. But there are only three Moderators (MikeFichera, ComiX-Fan and Stuart Vandal) and one script writer (pete) that I know of. Not only do they have personal lives, they work on the Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe entries. Some also have their own websites to work on (ComiX-Fan has ComiX-Fan, MikeFichera works at a Spider-Man website and not sure about Stuart Vandal) and all work at the Appendix of the Marvel Universe. So on top of all of that, they try and get to the entries to approve. This is why it is setup so that once you get to a certain amount of points where it is felt that you will understand what to do and do it correctly, you can approve your own entries and help them. Sure it takes time to get there but worth the wait. So don’t think they have anything against you personally because they don’t. They are just busy is all. --DragynWulf 17:12, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, I gathered all that. I mainly added how it felt because I'd imagine there are more people than I who feel the same way, and I thought someone might want to know that, and see that perspective. Personally, I can wait, even if it is frustrating. And thank you for being patient and helping, Dragyn, honestly. It's a precious commodity these days. PseudoSherlock 20:06, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

That's hilariously coincidental...through discussing patiently waiting to be able to approve my own posts, I gained the ability to approve my own posts. PseudoSherlock 20:09, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

Great do you mind doin my ultimate magician i have been waitin for that for a veryyyy long time xtreme112

Uhh...though it doesn't quite make me a moderator, and I'm not sure how happy they are to have me immediately making decisions about other people's stuff. But I can promise to look at it, do some research, and try to make an educated guess. But no promises, especially since I haven't the foggiest clue how to approve anyone's stuff, and I'm not positive I can approve anyone other than me. PseudoSherlock 07:00, 8 June 2006 (EDT)

xtreme112, auto-approval powers are granted for use on your own posts/edits, noone elses. I believe the reason your Magician (Ultimate) profile has not been approved yet is due to several spelling, grammatical, and formatting errors. --ComiX-Fan 10:12, 8 June 2006 (EDT)

That's what I thought. Thank you for making that clear, ComiX-Fan, so I don't look like I'm just being rude. I'm not looking to get my approval privileges revoked the day after I recieve them... PseudoSherlock 15:10, 8 June 2006 (EDT)

Daredevil's Bio

Is there any chance that you could take a peek at the Daredevil bio edits I made? I compressed his powers/abilities down to almost 1/6th of the original length. As I said in the Daredevil Talk section, if that isn't enough, it's going to have to come down to writing "he has heightened senses." Oh, and there will probably be one or two versions of my edit, so if you don't mind checking it, make sure to pick the one that didn't delete his "weapons:" section. Thanks. PseudoSherlock 23:09, 2 June 2006 (EDT)

Approving Questions

As I'm new to the approving thing, I have a few questions:

When I create a bio do I always need to go to the changes section (or wherever) and officially approve it? Should I do this to every change I make, or just the final set, which would include all the others? And if I do need to approve each one, what happens if I don't?

Also, I fixed up Daredevil's profile with his powers and abilities. However, after I was done approving my edits, it now shows me as the sole contributor. Is this a bug? Did I do something wrong? As I didn't write the bio, I didn't want to uncredit anyone else who put time/effort into it. PseudoSherlock 14:04, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, it's a bug that's being looked into, AFAIK. --ComiX-Fan 21:11, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

Too Much Info?

I was just writing a bio for Ghost Rider 2099 and it ended up being a couple pages of text in MSWord. So, with this in mind, is there such a thing as too much information? I basically compressed the story from all 25 issues into my profile. Is that excessive or just complete? PseudoSherlock 15:05, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

I'd recommend taking a look at the writing suggestions on the help page and implementing some of the tips, then see what your word count is like. --ComiX-Fan 08:23, 13 June 2006 (EDT)

Oh, I read that all a couple times through. And I have no excessive information, I just simply wrote out all the major events and summarized some of the major villains. I don't have a lot of "the android Ghost Rider fought an amazing battle with the vicious lunatic Jeter Warlord." It's all written very sparsely and concise, but a lot happens in 25 issues. PseudoSherlock 15:48, 13 June 2006 (EDT)

After consideration, I realized that I had a lot of info about other characters in the book. I realized that I don't need to explain what they were doing, only what the main character did in relation to it. Which will edit out a lot of stuff. PseudoSherlock 06:26, 14 June 2006 (EDT)

Spell Checking and Grammar

I wanted to know what you ment by spell check and grammar i did spell check when i did the Xavier institute profile i did it on Microsoft word i read it and re read it but you still said that there were mistakes on it, also i wanted to know what im supposed to do when i created and article like Magician and there are errors on it do you guys delete it or do i wait for a mod to eventually get to it? xtreme112

Scorpion Redirect

Mr. Fan, a lot of high-ranking users, most, if not all, of the mods (maybe even Pete, I forget), and yours truly had several lenghthy discussions about what to do about the Scorpion/Venom situation. The best compromise we could think of was to make the Scorpion bio a short explanation along with the link to the new Venom. As Mike stated, the Scorpion has been around for 40 plus years, while the new Venom, only a year. Most readers, especially those that have been gone for a long time and are using the website as a means to catch up, would find the absence of a bio for a classic villain puzzling. Mod or not, you should at least ask before changing this, especially after all these discussions. The final decision was made by your equal (in terms of ranking). You also forgot to move the talk page for the Scorpion. sononsj 21:37, 17 June 2006 (EDT)

Phoenix

I think that Spidey & Kitty should be listed under Phoenix. About the pictue, I must have accidentally done it whem I was fixing something in the links, and instead of deleting what I was supposed to, I deleted the picture. sononsj 01:23, 18 June 2006 (EDT)


Alternate reality profiles/Universes

I wanted to know if i had permission and how to create a profile for another reality like, Mutant X. i know how to do the charactrers but not the universe its self.Xtreme112

Image

The exile image I didn't put in but the text for it was incomplete so the image didn't show up. I completed the text. CrowHawkins 23 June 2006

Apologies

Eric, I apologize for my spelling errors. But I can tell you I did not make such errors. I'm just trying to help expand the Marvel Universe, y'know? Again, my apologies.

Onslaught

i know uv done him but theres more to onslaught than that so plz can u add more---Danny

Disambig Pages

Sorry if I'm stepping on toes at all, but I re-edited the Punisher disambig page you made. The image of Cossandra Castle was actually Vendetta, the female 2099 Punisher. Cossandra is dressed like the 20th Century's Frank Castle and has dark hair. So I created a Vendetta link and put "Cossandra's" pic on her. However, ideally it should be changed to read "Vendetta_Head." Either way, thank you for the pics, I stuck both Punisher 2099 pictures onto my bios! PseudoSherlock 08:41, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

Wasn't me that uploaded those pics - I just edited that page to put it in the Disambiguation category. --ComiX-Fan 08:48, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

Could you tell me why did you remove the Hobgoblin (2211) from the disambiguation page. If I'm not wrong in those pages should be listed all the characters who have been on Earth-616 and used that alias. That character was in Earth-616 and attacked Spider-Man of Earth-616 so she should be listed there as a one of the Hobgoblin's. Even if she is from different universe. --Wezqu 09:28, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

Alternate universe characters should only be added to disambiguation pages if they are frequent visitors to Earth-616 or have become residents of Earth-616. --ComiX-Fan 09:35, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

Ok, thanks for the info. Somebody told me that if the character has been in Earth-616 he/she can be added. What you said makes things more clear. --Wezqu 09:44, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, I noticed that DragynWulf uploaded the actual image. I just wanted to let you know that I was fiddling with the page. Seeing as how I'm relatively new to the auto-approval thing, I didn't want to go editing up the disambig pages without at least explaining to you, who worked on it, first. I also sent a note to Dragyn, as well. PseudoSherlock 11:37, 28 June 2006 (EDT)

I just wanted to say, that I saw you deleted my profile of Inkose, Shola and I understood why, so thanks for your time on clarifing what was wrong with it. But you said his surname is "Inkosi", I'm preety sure in Excalibur it was "Inkose". You should check and see. sL33py 22:01, 1 July 2006 (GMT)

It's Inkosi in all his appearances prior to Excalibur. I'd say "Inkose" is just an alternate spelling. --ComiX-Fan 22:27, 1 July 2006 (EDT)

Punctuation

Is there any policy on using one or two spaces after a period? I've seen people use one, and I tend to go with the basic grammar rule and use two. Any suggestions? PseudoSherlock 10:07, 2 July 2006 (EDT)

No real policy, though probably best to stick to established grammatical rules. --ComiX-Fan 10:09, 2 July 2006 (EDT)

That's what I thought. Thank you. PseudoSherlock 10:53, 2 July 2006 (EDT)

Some help please

I really don't want to be a bother, but my profile of Nextwave says "This article has been created, but not approved, please check back later". I understood that at first, cause of course you don't have time to look at every profile, being busy with the Handbooks and all. But it's been almost 2 months and it's still like that, I wish you could look at it and delete it or something if it's not good, because I wanted to update it and I saw that my updates don't register anywhere considering it is like that. Thanks for your time, because I know it's precious. sL33py 23:30, 4 July 2006 (GMT)

Doom 2099

Why in the world did you rename the false Doctor Doom 2099 with the real Doom's name? I'm currently writing a profile for the real Doom, and where should I put that? PseudoSherlock 08:47, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

He should be listed as Doom (2099), since IIRC he didn't use the title of Doctor. --ComiX-Fan 09:46, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

You're saying that Erik Czerny should stay as Doctor Doom (2099) and Victor Von Doom should be Doom (2099)? Even though he doesn't adopt the title Doom until issue 2 or 3, I actually like that idea, and it makes good sense. And in that case, I apologize for jumping on your change... PseudoSherlock 10:50, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

Update: I finished the Doom (2099) profile. So now there are two, Doom (2099) and Doctor Doom (2099). If that wasn't what you wanted, speak now... PseudoSherlock 07:15, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Cool. All looks good from here :) --ComiX-Fan 09:33, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Thank you. :) It just meant changing ALL the 2099 bios to the proper link, which I had to do anyway. Whew... PseudoSherlock 09:45, 6 July 2006 (EDT)


Catagories

I really dont want to get confused about this but when an article is created and accepted how do you place it under a catagory like villains or ultimate X-men or something as an example. Cause I just wanted to know how for future useage when I got the ability to create my own bios. Xtreme112

Just look at the bottom of every profile. You'll see that it has category:Villains, or whatever category, in brackets. You just keep adding those categories for all the categories necessary. If this is confusing, just go to an established bio and click "edit" to see how it was done. PseudoSherlock 09:39, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Races

So yeah are there any templates for races or items yet? Cuase some guys been posting the Kree, Shi'ar, and Atlanteans races Mimicx35

I'm the one who posted Atlanteans. Lacking a "Race" template, I used the "Team" template (an idea that I stole from Skrulls). I put a note on its talk page that this template should be swapped out when an appropriate one is created. --Lonesome Pinky 14:09, 7 July 2006 (EDT)

To that end, I've put a first draft for a "Race Template" on the Talk:Main Page. --Lonesome Pinky 17:05, 7 July 2006 (EDT)

Zodiac??

Since there are so many zodiac teams... like the LMD Zodiacs, the Zodiac cartel, the Ecliptic zodiac and others.... should i just make one Zodiac team or differentiate between them? mimicx35

I'd differentiate between them, and have a disambiguation page to clarify. --ComiX-Fan 21:45, 7 July 2006 (EDT)

How do you make your own profile?

That is so cool. I need to learn how to do that. joka_23 15:49, 8 July 2006 (EDT)

You made it, however you have it spelt with a captial "J". So it is "Joka_23" and not joka_23 --DragynWulf 12:45, 8 July 2006 (EDT)

A request

I wanted to ask you to delete my old profile of The Captain when you have the time so I could edit it and re-send it. Thanks for your time. --sL33py 14:14, 9 July 2006 (EDT)

Sorry

Hey sorry about that you had to go through and change all that Zodiac stuff and what not around. I would have been more than happy done it if you had asked. --mimicx35

Citizenship

How would you like us to format the Citizen part of the bio? I believe the old Handbooks said "Citizen of the United States with no criminal record," or something similiar. Though I notice that many people simply put "USA." Just so I'm not going against the grain, is there an official way you want these formatted? PseudoSherlock 09:45, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Marvel 2099 Question

I noticed that a bunch of the 2099 bio-links to characters who aren't in the normal universe have been formatted with (Marvel 2099) after the name. Such as Metalhead (Marvel 2099). As long as you don't have a problem with it, I've just been naming them for only their names. As in, just Metalhead. I tend to use the parenthesis only when there is an alternate character/team that it could be confused for, such as X-Men (2099) versus X-Men. I've also used it, as an exception, for Ravage (2099) and X-Nation (2099), because their comics use 2099 as a subtitle. I'm also having a formatting problem with Zhao's third incarnation of the X-Men team. I want to at least write a bio for the team, if not for the individual members. But, while it appears in X-Men 2099, they are from an earlier time. And I don't know how to differentiate it from Xi'an's X-Men. I thought about X-Men 2099 (Xi'an's), X-Men 2099 (Zhao's), or even leaving it X-Men (2099) and X-Men (Zhao's). Any ideas? PseudoSherlock 14:42, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Infinity Gauntlet Contribution

Hello. Recently, I contributed a little bit of info to the Inifinity Gauntlet event. I wrote down that Silver Surver #50 was a prelude to events in Infinity Gauntlet. Was this info incorrect? My memory could be failing me, but I thought that the Surfer (in issue 50) had a confrontation with a "stone" Thanos right before plummeting through Dr. Strange's house, in Infinity G #1. If my info was incorrect, why am I up as a contributor? Thanks for answering.


X-men Disambig Page

I was wondering if i Could make a Disambiguous page for the X-men scince there is more than one team and i dont think tha one X-men page can cover all the teams and team Members,Like Uncanny, Astonishing, X-men, and The New X-men I wont start untill you say yes or no so get back to me if you can Xtreme112

Since the teams aren't directly referenced as Uncanny, Astonishing, etc, I don't think there's a need for a disambiguation page. --ComiX-Fan 23:27, 11 July 2006 (EDT)

Xi'an Chi Xan

I see you moved him to Desert Ghost. I had considered that, but he is only mentioned as the Desert Ghost twice in all 35 issues of the X-Men, and only as a nickname by other people. None of the X-Men ever refer to him as such, and he never gives it as his own name, or nickname. I tend to only use codenames for the profile name, and as it is used to very rarely in the series, I kept it as a nickname. But if you really want it to be named thusly, I can change it on the other profiles... PseudoSherlock 12:02, 14 July 2006 (EDT)

Actually, while just researching the nickname, I found a reference to him being called the Desert Ghost as a member of the Lawless. So, technically, it's an old codename. And as he is reformed from his criminal life, I think he probably dropped the name along with it, using his full name instead. But please let me know what you think about it. PseudoSherlock 12:05, 14 July 2006 (EDT)

Wolverine

The reason I put "no image" on the Wolverine disambig page is because the link/image is broken. You can see it on his page, as well. Unless something's wrong with MY computer, because I can't see an image on either the disambig page or the main Wolverine page. Just FYI... PseudoSherlock 08:05, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Magneto

I was confused about Magneto's real name...why isn't it Erik Lehnsherr? And is there a reason that the 616 spells it Lehnsherr, but the rest spell it Lensherr? PseudoSherlock 08:13, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Ohhhh! Erik Lehnsherr is an alias. I had no idea. Sorry about that! PseudoSherlock 08:37, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Sorry to use the Magneto topic of PseudoSherlock, but my question pertains to the Magneto (Magnus) page, as well. What happened to my contribution to the Magneto Dicussion page? Was it accidentally erased? Was it deliberately eliminated? Do all discuisson points disappear after a set amount of time? I would like to contribute something similar, again, but I would like to know if there was something intrinsically wrong with what was up there before. Thanks! -- Myst3

Myst3, I don't know what happened to your original post to the Magneto (Magnus) discussion page, but I just approved your most recent one. Perhaps the original one was never approved? That would explain its disappearance. Or maybe it was lost when Magneto was moved to Magneto (Magnus)? I'm disinclined to go digging through the history to verify this. If your previous post was the same as your current one, I doubt that it was deliberately eliminated; I didn't see anything offensive or against policy within it. However, its length may have been prohibitive to those with the power to approve it, resulting in its eventual deposit into the bit bucket. In any case, it is now live and ripe for response. -- Lonesome Pinky 22:47, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

OK, I lied. I said I was disinclined to do it, but I did it anyway. I looked up the page history. Your original post is still attached to Talk:Magneto. It didn't get moved during the two recent page moves for the most commonly known version of Magneto. I could cut and paste it, but I think the Moderators have a better way of doing this. -- Lonesome Pinky 23:05, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for the help, Lonesome Pinky. As you noted, I went ahead and updated the entry anyway. That's the one you have currently approved, and thankfully supplied the paragraph breaks for. So, the original entry is now passe. The one currently up on Magneto (Magnus) discussion pageis better than the original one, which related to an old Magneto biography that was replaced months ago. Thanks again. -- Myst3

Help: Wanted

Eric, for Help:Posting#Getting started, what about providing links to both Special:Wantedpages and Marvel Universe:Wanted? Without this, the latter is likely to get the short shrift. --Lonesome Pinky 22:57, 18 July 2006 (EDT)

Race Profile

I made an attempt at a race profile, which you can find at Template:Race. It just seems silly to keep using the team one. I added Race Characteristics (stuff like, can change shape, read minds, etc) and Technology Level (because most races are differentiated by their advanced technology, or lack thereof). Tell me if you like it. Or if you don't want me attempting any templates again. :) PseudoSherlock 07:57, 21 July 2006 (EDT)

N'mind. DragynWulf explained that there was a Template:Species that I had never seen, and apparently isn't used much. So please ignore my failed attempt to be ingenious... PseudoSherlock 17:45, 21 July 2006 (EDT)

Template:Species is new. Pete just recently created it, but it's not finalized. I had made my own suggestion for this template at Marvel Universe talk:Wanted#Alien_Races. I had originally put this on the Main Talk page, but after reading Help:Posting#Templates, I moved my rough draft to the Wanted talk page. However, it got no response. I'm glad to see that someone is working on it, though. --Lonesome Pinky 23:17, 21 July 2006 (EDT)

Personally, I'm slightly uncomfortable with the use of the word "species." Species is a scientific term, and every species is classified by a two word, latin name, like "Homo Sapiens." And because no one is going to make up Latin terms for every alien group, I like "race" better. Although, race is technically to differentiate between humans... PseudoSherlock 08:25, 22 July 2006 (EDT)

You'd probably have to take that up with Pete. Someone else had suggested "Aliens", but that doesn't cover domestic variations, such as Atlanteans, Lemurians, and Moloids (or for that matter Eternals and Deviants). I actually like "Species". The scientific connotation doesn't bother me. I was OK with "Races", too, although I could see where that might be confused with "ethnicity" when it is actually meant to be broader in definition. But again, it looks like Pete is the one taking the lead on this, so you'd probably have to bring it up to him. Cheers, --Lonesome Pinky 01:08, 24 July 2006 (EDT)

Plagerism?

The profile Doctor Doom (Kristoff Vernard) is DANGEROUSLY close to the profile here: http://www.marveldatabase.com/wiki/index.php/Kristoff_Vernard. Everything is in the exact same order, but the sentences are reworded, badly. However, there are certain phrases which are identical. If this counts as plagerism, the profile should be removed, and I would check the users other work. Hope this helps! PseudoSherlock 16:46, 26 July 2006 (EDT)

The text is from the OHotMU Update '89 #2 Doctor Doom II entry on page #32. That site (along with another site) just used the same text is all and the poster just reworded things slightly. Thanks for pointing it out though just in case. --DragynWulf 20:49, 26 July 2006 (EDT)

So...it's perfectly okay to just reword handbook profiles and claim them as ours? I thought I had heard complaints about this, before. PseudoSherlock 08:00, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

No, it's absolutely not okay to reword Handbook profiles and claim them as yours. Any work submitted to Marvel.com for potential approval should be your own research/writing. --ComiX-Fan 10:29, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

I was in that impression that you could copy it from handbook but you had to say that it was taken from a handbook. --Wezqu 10:49, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

I was under the impression that it was against the rules to reword others' work, myself... Which is why I write my own and quote the sources. PseudoSherlock 11:59, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

Yes, you can take the text from the OHotMU and use for profiles. We ask that you give credit where credit is due and list the OHotMU as the source in the summary area. This way the person that did the research will get credit for doing their hard work in research and writing the profile. --DragynWulf 20:29, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

We seem to be of two minds about this; ComiX-Fan's view conflicts with DragynWulf's view. Both schools of thought seem to be represented within different sections of Help:Posting. I personally had interpreted the rule to be that although transcribing the Handbook is discouraged, it is not forbidden, so long as the OHotMU is credited in the edit summary. As suggested, I have avoided transcribing any entries from the newer Handbooks, though I have input several entries from the 1980s Handbooks. I know that this is not the preferred method, but I'm not confident that I have enough knowledge and perspective to create a thorough article on most characters (the Needle doesn't count). And while I'm sure that a couple of interns probably could scan, cut, and paste all of the old and new Handbooks into the website, I don't imagine that this is going to happen anytime soon. So, in the interest of making this the most complete resource for the Marvel Universe sooner rather than later, I have chosen the more expedient route of transcribing the old Handbook entries. However, if I need to do things a different way, I will. Can we reach a consensus on this? --Lonesome Pinky 02:25, 28 July 2006 (EDT)

I, personally, am not comfortable doing that. Which is why I read entire comic series to do my profiles. But that's just me. If they're comfortable with people rewriting the handbooks, so be it... PseudoSherlock 08:15, 28 July 2006 (EDT)

You can indeed take the text from a Handbook and use for a profile as long as you site your source of information. Like "text taken from OHotMUDE #10" for example.
However, we would prefer posters to do their own research and write original text for the profiles. Not only does it add a personal touch to the profile for many to see, but it is something that will and can give you something to feel proud of doing because it is your own words because the online Encyclopedia is much like writing a Handbook entry for Marvel Comics. This is of course coming from personal experience in writing profiles.
So, if you prefer to write original text, then please feel free to do so. If you'd perfer to use the Handbooks to write profiles, feel free to do so as long as you mention in the summary where you got the text from. --DragynWulf 15:57, 28 July 2006 (EDT)

Heroes Reborn

This is for any moderator: If I wanted to create profiles for the Heroes Reborn characters, what would the format be? Or are they assumed to be the SAME 616 people, and the HR time being part of their own continuity? If not, are they still part of the Marvel Universe universe? PseudoSherlock 18:24, 28 July 2006 (EDT)

Identity

Under Identity, is it considered identity as known by the person's peers? Or known by the populace of Earth? Because I was writing Inhuman profiles, and while they know each other's identities, the populace of Earth has no clue about them. So does it make them secret or publicly known? In other words, who is the "public?" PseudoSherlock 16:21, 1 August 2006 (EDT)

As you can see by my sig, I'm not ComiX-Fan, but I know the answer to your question. The "public" is the general populace of Earth, but if the person is known to a specific group, then I believe the profile should say something like "Identity: secret, known by (insert specific group here)". So the Inhumans' identities are mostly secret, but it's important for people to know that they know the identities of one another. --abcdefghijklmno 21:00, 26 August 2006 (EDT)

What's Up With My Post?

I'm not sure who to ask, but I saw your name in a whole bunch of pages (by the way, nice work on those), and I made 2 posts yesterday, with only 1 being credited to my Hero Points, although both seem to have been left on the talk pages. What's the deal with that? Did someone just not get around to it? Also, if I were to want to insert an inline picture in a file, how would I go about doing it? --abcdefghijklmno 22:09, 2 August 2006 (EDT)


X-men Catagory Pic

Hey there is this image on wikipedia X-men page that is really good it has the current roster of all the x-men and i was going to change the catagory pic that we have right now of emma scott kitty collosus to that pic on wikipedia it really nice and i wanted to ask for your permission before i did it so i didnt start any problems get back to me on what you think. --Xtreme112

Can you unlock the Spidey page for a second?

Hey ComiX-Fan I'm a big fan of yours and have loved your work for ages now. Ok enough buttering up. I was wondering if you can unlock the Spider-Man page for me as there are a lot of links that I would like to fix so that they don't lead to disambiguation pages. I promise I won't do anything else (except fix the olink for Liz Allan also.) Thanks Comix-Fan.-s05bf0d4 18:35, 23 February 2007 (CST)

Not my call, I'm afraid, as I wasn't the one that protected the page. You'll need to contact the mod who did (which I believe was Mike). --ComiX-Fan 20:23, 23 February 2007 (CST)

Adding

Hey Eric what's the rule on waiting to add new recently published material. I know we're supposed to wait until the storlyine finishes to see where all the pieces lay, but how long after it wrapus up do we have to wait. I don't want to spoil anyone's story. A week? A month? A couple of days? What is the appropriate waiting period? I have a few pages ready to go (and yes they've been checked for spelling and grammar) and I am just wondering. -- IRISH4869 17:25, 5 March 2007 (EST)

4 weeks is the timeframe to wait to add information to a profile. In some cases where Marvel has something planned for a profile/event certain changes are made for those profiles because of those plans. --DragynWulf 19:32, 7 May 2007 (CDT)

Marvel 2099 Universe Page

I'm really confused about your deletion of my Marvel 2099 Universe page. You said it had "minimal content," but a page about a whole universe can only really explain the differences in the universe. There are also clearly some really unnecessary universes created that still remain, so I'm really baffled that the 2099 one would be axed. Especially since it had dozens of comics made from it, not a single What If? issue. Now there are 20-some 2099 pages with a blank link under Universe. Is this some new, vicious remodeling that will continue to chop up anything not hefty and useful? Cause I can understand that. And I'm sorry I forgot the dash in Spider-Man, I've never been good with that... PseudoSherlock 23:24, 9 March 2007 (EST)

After thinking about it, is it possible that someone wrote over mine with a junk page? Mine had at least a couple paragraphs of information about the universe and links to the most important character pages. Was this what you deleted? Or did mine get buried in the past? PseudoSherlock 23:34, 9 March 2007 (EST)

Quality of Images

Hi, Eric! I just saw that you deleted my gif-pic of the Beast. I just wanted to know if there is some guide to the images, since the gif was deleted because of low quality (even though it was good enough to show his first fur-form), but pictures like the one of Polaris or X-Man (which are really pixelated) are to be found for quite some time. Don´t get me wrong. I'm not pissed cause you deleted my pic (even though I may sound that way (just very tired and sick)); I just want to understand it to avoid these things in the future. Warm regards, Zeraphyne 18:45, 7 May 2007 (EDT)

While I am not ComiX-Fan, I would guess that it was due to low quality. Jpegs are the prefered way for images. GIFs lose quality and PNGs are too large of a file size.
To help explain the two images you pointed out (which are fixed now... thanks)
The original image for X-Man was overwritten by someone. I reverted it back to the original version and protected it so it doesn't happen again. The Polaris image was too long and not wide enough, cauing it to be pixelated and overshadowing the profile.
Unfortunatly we can't always catch some of the approvals that those with self-approval rights make that shouldn't be done, like the Polaris image. And we can't keep an eye on all images that are uploaded to make sure that they are overwritten.
Thanks for pointing these out. If you see anymore feel free to do so again. --DragynWulf 19:29, 7 May 2007 (CDT)

"Project: Protected Page"

I was just trying to help seeing as you weren't doing your job, moderator! I'm glad you like it, though! Don't use my words! I'd like to see that changed very soon! And I din't think I was doing anything wrong. I'll stop.

Not doing my job? I was under the impression that page was an existing page that you had edited, not a page that you created. Project pages should only be created/edited by staff. --ComiX-Fan 00:20, 20 June 2007 (EDT), Moderator

Necronomicon (Army of Darkeness) deletion.

I was informed by MikeFichera that it was OK to create these profiles for non-marvel owned characters/objects on the Talk:Main Page. Due to the confusion I ran across on User talk:Mickeys4life I had two different submissions, but I thought I had changed them. If he was mistaken just let me know and I wont do anymore. Thanks. - --mickeys4life 18:27, 14 July 2007 (EDT)

Sorry, mickey, I was unaware Mike had given you the all clear to post those. Normally, they're moderator's responsibility. --ComiX-Fan 22:49, 14 July 2007 (EDT)

No problem. Thanks for the quick reply. ---mickeys4life 03:01, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

Bibliography question

I know we can't list/name any DC characters in a profile but how do you list an issue in the bibliography? Example: JLA/Avengers. I'm doing an object profile that makes an appearance in there. Can I list the issues in the bibliography or just leave it omitted since DC characters are involved? - --mickeys4life 03:01, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

Uploading Images

Last night, I uploaded four pictures, two of which were personal (before I saw the part about how all pictures must be Marvel-related). So I knew that those would be inevitably deleted, so I uploaded two Marvel-related pictures. This morning, I saw that you fixed my profile so that I was not considered a super hero or comic character, but I had no idea why the other pictures were deleted. I posted that question on my user page and DragynWulf's. When I looked at the logs, I couldn't see my pictures deleted, but then I looked at the recent changes page and saw that pictures shouldn't be uploaded for the sole use of user pages. So now I have the answer to that question, but how would you suggest I find pictures to use for my profile? Is it okay to look on pages, find pictures that I like, and use them on my user page as well?--abcdefghijklmno 13:24, 22 August 2007 (EDT)

Deleting a Botched Page

Hi ComiX-Fan. I was wondering if you could delete a page I made a mistake on. The page is for Lucky Pierre (Ernst Erkine) and this is a wrong entry. I have already deleted the information in the bio and put it on the correct page of Lucky Pierre (Ernst Erskine), but I don't know how to completely get rid of the wrong entry. Thanks. --acotilletta