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Lonesome Pinky, due to typos in the profile I am not able to approve it. It is recommended to use a spellchecker before posting a profile. Please feel free to submit the profile once the typos are corrected. --DragynWulf 23:14, 4 July 2006 (EDT)

Bummer. Is there any way you can retrieve this info so that I can cut and paste it into a word processing program with a spell-checker? Or do I have to re-type it all over again? --Lonesome Pinky 05:07, 5 July 2006 (EDT)

Never mind. I've re-typed it. Thank you, whomever approved it. --Lonesome Pinky 09:45, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Before I got the chance to let you know, I noticed you had already retyped it. So i approved it and didn't feel the need to reply here to reply to a question you asked, but had already taken care of.
When creating profiles, the best thing to do is to save the information on your computer. This way you have access to the entire thing and can edit it if needed instead of retyping the entire profile all over again. --DragynWulf 09:52, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Heh. So noted! Thanks for your help! --Lonesome Pinky 09:58, 6 July 2006 (EDT)

Project: PEGASUS

It is "Project: PEGASUS", not "Project PEGASUS".
And it is "Project: Wideawake", not "Project Wideawake" --DragynWulf 03:59, 8 July 2006 (EDT)

True enough. However, due to limitations of MediaWiki, using the colon won't work. Project: PEGASUS automatically redirects to Marvel Universe:PEGASUS. The syntax "Project:" is reserved syntax (or something like that) within MediaWiki, so attempting to start anything with it will result in a redirect. If this isn't making any sense, click on the link above and you'll see what I mean. I'm just trying to come up with the best workaround that I can. If we find a solution for this, I will happily change all these links back. However, I assumed that "Project PEGASUS" is a lesser evil than "Marvel Universe:PEGASUS". --Lonesome Pinky 04:09, 8 July 2006 (EDT)

Go ahead and change them back since it is suppose to be "Project: PEGASUS" and I will talk with the other Mods about it. Once a profile is created it will most likely be as simple as moving the name. --DragynWulf 04:23, 8 July 2006 (EDT)

It looks like the workaround was to redirect Marvel Universe:PEGASUS to Project PEGASUS. I have followed this example for Project:Wideawake (although there's no article as of yet). As for the other articles which link to these problematic "Projects", they are currently all using the correct syntax, i.e. with the colon. --Lonesome Pinky 17:06, 23 December 2006 (CST)

Marvel 2099

If you haven't read the Marvel 2099 books in detail, please discontinue fiddling with the links. As it is an alternate universe, and it takes place in the future, things referenced are not always the same. I had to undo what you did on my Fantastic Four (2099) bio. The SHIELD in reference is not the SHIELD of the 20th Century, it's a group created by Doom 2099. I only later realized he even bothered spelling it with the same acronym. But nevertheless, it's a different group, and shouldn't be linked to the original. I actually had the SECOND mention of SHIELD linked after reading your fix, as the hideout they run to is an original SHIELD hideout. Atlantis and the Atlanteans are also completely different, and shouldn't be linked to the original ones, as their past history (or the future of the current Atlanteans) is different. To make a long post short, if you haven't read all the 2099 books, please don't change any links. PseudoSherlock 17:10, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Thank you. I will be more careful regarding the 2099 books in the future. (Hmmm... that sounds like a bad pun, but it isn't meant to be.) As far as all things Atlantean, is the Attuma of 2099 the same as the one of Earth-616? He's currently linked (not by me) to the Earth-616 version. --Lonesome Pinky 17:30, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

That was possibly me. I have to read a lot more about the Atlanteans to figure that one out. I wasn't sure when I first read it that Attuma was even in the 616 books. Once I knew, I believe I stopped linking him, but obviously too late. He should probably be updated as Attuma 2099. Otherwise, thank you, I appreciate the consideration. PseudoSherlock 18:04, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Editing Links

Just wanted to tell you that, previously, I felt that your scouring of the bios to update links was sort of unneccessary, and possibly just to get points. However, after thinking about it, I realized that there are a LOT of bios that have absolutely no links to anything, and someone should go through and put them all in. The egotistical, unrealistic part of me feels like I should get around to it eventually, but I'm not really going to. I'm just trying to build up the 2099 section right now. So I wanted to just leave you a note and tell you that I really appreciate and support you going through and updating the links. Some of the pages REALLY need it! PseudoSherlock 20:36, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Thank you! I am glad that you assumed good faith as I really have no motivation other than to try to improve the site. I am blissfully unaware of the benefits of Hero Points, other than the useful ability to approve changes. Coming to this site from Wikipedia, I automatically assumed that small edits were just as welcome as big ones. It never occurred to me that they might be perceived as point-grubbing. In any event, I appreciate the kudos and I will keep on with it! Thanks, --Lonesome Pinky 21:28, 10 July 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, and actually since a handful of users really point-grubbed when this was new, points really aren't all that important. Because no one is going to get a couple thousand points normally. The only good reason for points is to get enough to be able to approve your own posts. So I guess that's what I meant. I think they originally intended points to have some use, but as usual, user-abuse ruins most carefully laid plans. PseudoSherlock 07:54, 11 July 2006 (EDT)

Help

All I did was edit [[my own]] user page (I put the I'm with Captain America image on it), and it's been 2 weeks now, and my edit isn't approved. What should I do?--abcdefghijklmno 09:40, 17 August 2006 (EDT)

Approving

I happened to notice on another poster's page that you mentioned you approve other poster's profiles/edits. Granted this was dated on the 5th of this month and you might already know, but I just wanted to point out just in case.
The only profiles/edits anyone should be approving are their own and no one else's. Moderators will approve the profiles/edits for anyone that can not approve their own. The reason for the Hero Points system is by the time the limit is reached to approve your own posts, a poster will have the understanding on how to make proper profiles and edits. If a poster makes an incorrect profile or edit, they will reach the point limit without understanding things and then approve their own mistakes. Something that causes more of a problem than helps in the long run. --DragynWulf 16:56, 21 August 2006 (EDT)

Please stop redirecting profiles.

You are redirecting profiles using numeral numbers when there are no numeral numbers used to discribe characters. And you are redirecting one character to the incorrect character. There are 3 different Spymasters with no last name to discribe two of them with so "spy", "Sinclar", and "original" were used to distinguish all three different characters. And now you have inadvertantly deleted the previous profiles. --DragynWulf 20:11, 23 December 2006 (CST)

I apologize, I figured out what you were doing with the Spymaster redirects. There was already a mess with it and you were trying to fix it, but I got messed up due to all the redirects that had previously happened. I edited all the links to the pages and deleted the redirects so that there was no need for them at all. --DragynWulf 21:12, 23 December 2006 (CST)

No problem. What happened is that I was fixing all of the articles listed as double redirects [1]. I became concerned when I noticed that this caused more than one redirect to point to the same Spymaster article, but I deduced that this was preferable to a double redirect, especially since it didn't change any content. Deleting the unnecesary redirects is an even better solution. Thanks for your help! --Lonesome Pinky 11:01, 24 December 2006 (CST)

errors

hey - with regard to the errors

  • teams - should be fixed now. ugh. stupid internet explorer.
  • quasar - I'll get our team to look in on that

thanks

Heh. One of these days, I'll switch over to Firefox. Thanks for the quick fix! --Lonesome Pinky 20:15, 25 January 2007 (CST)

wanted page

I unprotected the wanted page. You can now move stuff from the discussion to the page itself. --pete 21:39, 30 January 2007 (CST)

Thanks! Will do! --Lonesome Pinky 23:09, 30 January 2007 (CST)

Beck - Midtown High

Hey Lonesome Pinky, I'm taking out Quentin Beck from Forest Hills - Beck's dead, and until Peter David explains what's going on, we write it as a Mysterio claiming to be the deceased Quentin Beck. --MikeFichera 22:39, 7 February 2007 (CST)

Thanks. My bad. --Lonesome Pinky 23:10, 7 February 2007 (CST)

Salomé

Hey Pinky while you are correcting Handbook links and redirects, could you correct the spelling of Salomé so the profile and bib. are connected? --ohitsme 21:18, 4 January 2008 (CST)

Actually, I don't have the ability to edit protected pages, such as the Handbook listings; I'm not a Moderator. The best I can do is to leave a note on the talk page. MikeFichera spotted the notes I left recently, so it shouldn't take too long before a Moderator fixes it. --Lonesome Pinky 20:53, 7 January 2008 (CST)

Thanks pinky--ohitsme 20:58, 7 January 2008 (CST)

No problem. Also, I just left the note. :) --Lonesome Pinky 21:02, 7 January 2008 (CST)

Stubed my toe ow?

Sorry lonesome this is really off topic but on your user account i says stubbed my toe ow what doe this mean? --jjared01