When writing profiles, please write them as if you were watching what took place instead of making referances to the comics themselves. This is why your edit to the Crossing and Iron Man (Earth-2020) can not be approved. --DragynWulf 16:33, 9 April 2007 (CDT) (Moderator)
I redid the profile of IM 2020. I'm curious, however: the only reference made to a comic in the profile was to Paradise X. Obviously I overlooked that, but couldn't that have been merely edited out instead of deleting the whole entry? Thanks for your time. -- IronHube
Yes, it could have been but then you would have not learned from your mistake. If Moderators took the time to go over every profile that had mistakes like this, then you not only wouldn't learn from your mistake (granted some would), posters would get the idea that they could post anything and Moderators would gix it for them and give them the Hero Points for incorrect profiles/edits.
We ask that all profiles you write that you save them just in case something is wrong with it so you can edit the needed changes and repost or if something goes wrong and it didn't post properly you could easily repost it. --DragynWulf 17:33, 9 April 2007 (CDT)
That's what I figured, and indeed it makes sense! I'm a middle school teacher so I know precisely where you're coming from. I have saved my edits on a word processing program for immediate changes. Hopefully this will not happen again. Sorry for any hassle and thanks again for your time. I know your job is a tough one! -- IronHube
Sorry, Iron Hube - nice image, but legal dept. says no fanart for images posted here. Images have to come from published Marvel comics.--MikeFichera 17:22, 11 April 2007 (CDT), moderator
Understood, Mike. My apologies! IronHube 18:30, 11 April 2007 (EDT)
When creating a profile of a character that does not have a code name, please use the last name first followed by the first name.
A few good examples would be instead of “Ben Parker”, the proper way would be “Parker, Ben” and instead of “May Parker” the proper way would be “Parker, May”.
Also due to numerous characters sharing the same codenames, when creating a link, please distinguish the character by using that character’s real name if possible. A few examples …
Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Anthony Stark), and Yellowjacket (Henry Pym).
You can create a link to the character using just the code name by using the following method (when you reply you will be able to see) and directing to the actual profile instead of a disambiguation page.
Captain America, Captain America, Yellowjacket, Yellowjacket, Human Torch, Human Torch, Venom, Venom
Also, when making a link only using the last name is not sificiant enough to be an actual link. For example you used "Mar-Vell" as a link to Captain Marvel. And when creating links like the following one "Jocasta's", it should go Jocasta's without the "'s" in the link.
When typing out the text, placing text in bold is not needed. Just simple text that you would find in an issue of the OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE is simple enough. You can view other profiles to get an idea of how they are to be written as well as how links work. Just click edit, then cut-n-paste the text somewhere to use as an example. I'd suggest using one with a lot of words and one with images if you intend to upload and place them within profiles.
Other than that, you are doing great. I know it seems like small details, but we want this to be professional as possible.
I hope this helps you understand things a little better. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Because of that some of your recent profiles can not be approved. --DragynWulf 16:10, 10 April 2007 (CDT) (Moderator)
My apologies. I think I've got it straight now. I am having a lot of fun, to be sure. I just wish I didn't have to put you through the hassle of "nursemaiding" me! ;-) -- IronHube
DrgynWulf: I've noticed during some of my additions/edits, other folks' names who contributed to the section before me no longer appear -- only mine. I certainly didn't edit/erase anyone's names! Any idea what's up? -- IronHube at 10:02 11 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi IronHube! I know I'm not DragynWulf but maybe I can be of help anyway. There is a little bug in the system that keeps eating the names of former contributors from time to time. Happened to me several times. Dont worry! Greetings Zeraphyne
Also, I have a question about new posts. Is there any way to begin an entry for a character/event/whatever that doesn't have a link to it yet somewhere? If there is, I sure haven't figured it out. Thanks much. -- [User:IronHube|IronHube]] at 13:32 11 April 2007 (EDT)
Actually, it's quite easy. Just edit your own profile, generate a link for the new entry and click on the "Show preview" button. Then you can click on the link and a new edit site will open with the entry you wanted! But please check if that entry really doesn't exist before you open a new one. Greetings Zeraphyne
Thanks much, Zeraphyne! -- IronHube -- at 17:23 11 April 2007 (EDT)
You're welcome! I'll try to help you anytime I can! Btw, my name's Alex! Zeraphyne 16:39, 11 April 2007 (CDT)
A pleasure, Alex! I surely appreciate it. I've really had a blast writing away since I discovered that this database is wiki-style. It's made my spring break (I'm a teacher) worthwhile, especially since the weather has been lousy. Oh, and I usually just go by "Hube." Everyone calls me that. -- IronHube -- at 18:03 11 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi, Hube! I just approved your entry of Nuklo, but I have a little problem. From what I understood of his history, his powers are gone. If that is so, please set them to past tense ("could" instead of "can", you know what I mean). The other point to discuss is that you wrote Earth-616 as Universe. I know it´s not wrong but please write Marvel Universe (like you did with with Iron Monger). That makes it easier for everyone to see that he is part of the mainstream Universe (not everyone is so firm about the Universenumbers). But keep posting, you're doing a great job! Warm regards, Zeraphyne 12:24, 12 April 2007 (CDT)
Hi Alex! Don't know how the 616 slipped past me! And, I've rectified the ambiguity of Nuklo's powers in the last paragraph (and powers/abilities section). Thanks for the kind words -- I'm having a blast! :-) -- IronHube at 13:41 12 April 2007 (EDT)
Nuklo does indeed have his powers as shown in THUNDERBOLTS and the two V-BATTALION limited series. I've updated the profile to include a very brief paragraph on it as well as various other corrections on the profile. --DragynWulf 15:31, 12 April 2007 (CDT)
This isn't meant to be taken in a bad way, but helpful way.
When writing a profile, use other profiles as an example on how to write them. Check out a profile that has numerous links and text. Cut-n-paste it in whatever program you save text in and use it to look at how to write profiles.
Relatives should be written lihe the following (grouping examles together):
Robert Frank (Whizzer, father), Zebediah (father, deceased), unnamed mother (deceased), Wanda (Scarlet Witch, sister, deceased), Tom Smith, Jason Smith (brothers)
Profiles are written for one individual and not a group. So each person that has worn a costume/armor gets their own entry. The added text at the end of Iron Monger had everything to do with the armor and not Stane (who the profile was about), so it was removed.
Another good example on how to write profiles is to look at how the Handbooks are written. We basically use the same concept.
Large images can over shadow the profile (especially if it is a small one), so please use the images that are 442 pixels wide and 350 pixels in height. For more general help you can always look at the Help: Contents page.
Hope this helps and again, if you got any questions feel free to ask. --DragynWulf 15:43, 12 April 2007 (CDT)
Hi DragynWulf. I certainly have been looking at myriad entries (many!), and this has perhaps led to some of my confusion. Honestly, there doesn't appear to be the format continuity of which you speak. Not that I *don't* want to conform, that is! Is there an online OHOTMU where I can get an idea? The only hard copy of mine I can find at the moment is #15 which is just weapons and stuff. Nevertheless, I will utilize your Iron Monger template as my guide. Oh, in addition, how do I control for an image's height? The help section only deals with width in their code cheats. Thanks. -- IronHube at 16:59, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
Question to anybody: Is there a set template for ITEMS? I was perusing the "Wanted" pages and noticed there are quite a few items that need entries. However, I cannot discover a set template for them. --IronHube at 09:15, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
Hi, Hube! I don#t know if you saw the other entries on my talk concerning your question, but Wezqu had a good idea. There is a entry at Wikipedia "Multiverse (Marvel Comics) about the different universes and their specific designations! Hope, you#re not getting to bored during your Spring Break-pause! Greetings Zeraphyne 08:13, 16 April 2007 (CDT)
Do not use Wikipedia for any information or any other website for that matter. You should only be using information that you see in the comics themselves. Wikipedia, MarvelDirectory.com, and Marvel Database are unreliable, anyone can put any faults information anywhere. They do not verify the information listed, therefore it is unreliable. The same goes for websites. You do not know if the person(s) running the website are using information that is bias or not. Read the comics for yourselves, because the only person you can trust is yourself. --DragynWulf 23:36, 16 April 2007 (CDT) DragynWulf (Moderator)
The links to all characters in profiles should reflect that alternate reality and not the Earth-616 version of them. So if you are writing a profile on Earth-00000 linking to Captain America in the profile should be to Captain America (Earth-00000) and not Captain America (Steve Rogers). The only time you can link to the Earth-616 version is if the Earth-616 version has actually visited that universe. Kind of how the Avengers and Squadron Supreme have gone to each other's universe. --DragynWulf 23:43, 16 April 2007 (CDT)
Hi, Hube! I just saw that the entry about James Rhodes aka Warmachine is incomplete. So I had to think of you. As a IronMan-fan you should also know a big deal about him, don't ya?! I just thought that you maybe want to work on his profile?! Greetings, Zeraphyne 12:07, 19 April 2007 (CDT)
Hi Alex! You can bet I'll contribute to Rhodes' bio. Thanks for thinking of me! School started back up for me, however (I'm a teacher), so I'll be slowing down a bit with my contribs -- at least until summer arrives! I have been working on alternate reality entries (offline) the last few days. I am uploading a bio of the "Ultra-Vision" tonight! --IronHube at 18:35, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Just wanted to let you know that significant issues are always writen in the past tense. Reason to it is because those things has happen already. It doesn't matter if the character is alive or dead those are always writen in past tense. If you didn't notice that it was mike one of the moderators who edited them to past tense in the first place. --Wezqu 09:56, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
My apologies! I could have sworn I read that they should be in present tense. Thanks for setting me straight. -- IronHube at 18:18, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
No problem you might mix it with the rule on powers. Like when the character is death his powers should be listed in past tense and when he is alive in present tense.--Wezqu 18:31, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
Sorry, Iron Hube..looks like your corrected post of Earth-939 was never accepted and the window of approvals has closed. Could you repost it? If you need the text, let me know and I can resend it to you. Sorry again. --MikeFichera 01:29, 11 July 2007 (CDT) (Moderator)