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Some Changes

Well, firstly, I'd like to congratulate the two Patrollers who did a good enough job to become a Sysop. Furthermore, I'd like to congratulate Tabuu on his promotion to Sysop.

Secondly, I've decided that Patrollers really serve no purpose on a wiki this small. Blocking users isn't an exceptionally huge concern here, since it doesn't have to be done all that often. It's different on the MarioWiki where trolls come by quite frequently.

Lastly, I have a very important announcement to make. The moderation staff of the Userpedia forums have decided to shut down our ZetaBoards forum. Since there's no activity, lots of glitches, and a bunch of other things, we decided it would be for the best. We'll keep the forum as a read-only archive, but that's it. Now, I plan to create a new forum — probably on SMF or something similar — that will be much more fun, will have new features, and will not be buggy. I don't know if it'll have much more activity, but it's worth trying.

That is all for now. — Stooben Rooben 03:02, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

This is wonderful! Congratulations Master Lucario and Glaive on your promotion from Patroller! You have served us well as Patrollers, there's no doubt you will as Sysops. And a huge congratulations to you, Mr. Tabuu! You have done a tremendous job on the wiki, and I know you'll continue to as a Sysop! SMB 03:23, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Congrats Scarecrow! You are now a Bureaucrat! I know you will serve well :) SMB 03:27, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

I'm going to be disabling some extensions -- possibly all of them -- for a short period of time to try and pinpoint where we're getting all these errors. So, don't freak out if a special page disappears, or you lose the ability to do something. — Stooben Rooben 23:12, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, great. The file that had the login details for the UP Database was on my flash drive, which I lost several weeks ago. I checked my email account, and the email that Neurario gave me that had the login details is gone, along with all the other emails he sent me from his psychosis.extreme Gmail address. I tried to email him back at this address, but Gmail said that his email account is no longer existent. Does ANYONE know another way to contact Neu? Because, I have to have the login details to keep this site maintained. — Stooben Rooben 00:10, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
He has a Twitter. SMB 00:15, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
OK, I got in contact with him. Thanks, guys. — Stooben Rooben 01:51, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Sysop Nomination

I don't want to seem power-hungry in any way, but I was convinced by other users to nominate myself. Whether I am good enough for the job or not, though, I don't know. But here are some other user's opinions on the subject, taken from both a chat and a query. The first one is in the query that Palkia started with me, and the second is following through with his suggestion and getting the support of Tucayo and SLNO.

Query With Palkia

[15:57] <Palkia|Busy> smb 4 up sysop

[15:57] <Palkia|Busy> smb 4 up sysop

[15:57] <SMB> ?

[15:58] <SMB> smb for sysop?

[15:58] <Palkia|Busy> on UPPPPPPPP

[15:58] <Palkia|Busy> and mw maybe :3

[15:58] <SMB> :)

[15:59] <SMB> Thanks

[15:59] <Palkia|Busy> fyi you should get a group of people to nominate you

[15:59] <Palkia|Busy> and then show it to Porple or St00by

[15:59] <SMB> IDK who would, probably Tabuu and Tucky

[15:59] <Palkia|Busy> 'K

[16:11] <SMB> I don't know about me though, I would feel like a power-hungry user trying to convince a nomination out of people... But if it is the best for UP, I might just try to convince other users.

[16:12] <Palkia|Busy> Well, you have your first vote right now.

[16:12] <SMB> :)

[16:12] <SMB> Thanks

[16:13] <Palkia|Busy> No prob.

[16:13] <Palkia|Busy> :P

[16:22] <SMB> I have the support of SLNO and Tucayo

[16:22] <SMB> As well as you

[16:23] <Palkia|Busy> :D

[16:23] <Palkia|Busy> What'd they say?

[16:23] <SMB> Lemme post it

[16:23] <SMB> Tucky: Well

[16:24] <SMB> Tucky: I am not active on UP

[16:24] <SMB> Tucky: But i support

[16:24] <SMB> SLNO: I support

[16:25] <Palkia|Busy> :F

[16:25] <Palkia|Busy> *:D

[16:25] <Palkia|Busy> ok

[16:25] <Palkia|Busy> be back in a few minutes

[16:25] <SMB> BTW, I think I'll nominate myself. This means I'm recording the conversation [16:25] <SMB> Ok

[16:25] <SMB> Is that ok?

[16:27] <Palkia|Busy> Yeah.

[16:27] <SMB> Cool, thanks :)

[16:27] <Palkia|Busy> No prob

[16:27] <Palkia|Busy> .

#mwshroom with Tucayo and SLNO

[16:13] *** Topic is Special Issue of The 'Shroom has been released! http://www.mariowiki.com/MarioWiki:The_%27Shroom/Single

[16:13] -ChanServ- Welcome to The 'Shroom's channel!

[16:13] *** Channel mode is +nrt

[16:13] *** ChanServ sets mode +o on SMB

[16:13] <SMB> Tucky

[16:13] <SMB> And/or SLNO

[16:13] <SLNO> Olá

[16:13] <SMB> I have a question

[16:13] <MexTucky> Yes

[16:13] <MexTucky> HI!

[16:13] <MexTucky> Viva mexico

[16:13] <SMB> Packy just queried me

[16:14] <SLNO> What

[16:14] <MexTucky> yes

[16:14] <SLNO> ?

[16:14] <MexTucky> ?

[16:15] <SLNO> SMB?

[16:15] *** MexTucky is now known as Tucayo

[16:15] <SMB> Yes

[16:15] <SMB> This is gonna be a bit long

[16:15] <Tucayo> ok

[16:15] <SLNO> ok

[16:16] *** Tucayo is now known as MexTucky

[16:16] <SMB> He told me that I should get a group of users to nominate me for Sysop on UP. He said he personally supports the nomination "Well, you have your first vote right now". Would you think a promotion is right for me? I dunno, I want your opinions.

[16:16] <MexTucky> Well

[16:16] <MexTucky> I am not active on UP

[16:17] <SMB> I see.

[16:17] <MexTucky> :/

[16:17] <MexTucky> But i support

[16:17] <SLNO> I support

[16:17] <SMB> :) Thanks and Thanks :)

[16:18] <SMB> I don't know if I'll actually go through with nominating myself, but I'm going to save this chat as a record, as well as the query with Packy

[16:18] <MexTucky> Ok :)

[16:19] <MexTucky> HELLO!

[16:19] <SLNO> lol

[16:19] <SMB> HI :) !

Summary

To sum it up, Palkia suggested that I nominate myself for Sysop and get people to support. Who supports right now is:

  • Palkia
  • Tucayo
  • SLNO
SMB 20:45, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

To be honest, I haven't been real active on here as of late, and I can't access Special:Contributions to see how active someone has been recently. But, I have heard quite a few requests for promotion recently, and plan to go through with some of them if the candidates maintain activity. Tabuu was definitely the most requested, and was deserving of the position, so I promoted him first. Short version: If you keep up the good work you have been lately, and at least a majority of the UP Admins agree to your promotion, you may be promoted. Right now, I have two current nominations in mind. — Stooben Rooben 22:22, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

besides me(packy told me) who else? --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 22:35, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Me. -Tazzy
nononono, Tabby your not for nomination, your promoted --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 22:57, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Hemu: Packy told you? Well, SMB was the other candidate. — Stooben Rooben 23:00, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

So I'm guessing that Packy let the cat out of the bag... lol SMB 23:07, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Good idea! He is hard-working and very friendly.--Marioguy1 My talk page (haha, no link for you) 23:22, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
St00by:Packy told me cuz he supported me for being sysop for a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 00:00, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Also, I support Hemu for Sysop. SMB 00:06, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
i dont Dman Deskjam.gif 22:48, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
I thought you'd say that Dman --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 22:53, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

The New Userpedia Forum...

...Is up and running finally! That said, there aren't many posts there yet. Please, join and post! You can find the site here. We have an arcade, more relaxed rules, and some other neat features. :) — Stooben Rooben 05:45, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Also, I request that all Sysops create an account there so we can converse on the Sysop Board when necessary. Thank you. — Stooben Rooben 05:26, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Language

I'm finding the restriction of use of adult language without show/hide extremely retarded. It's pretty pointless. I mean, in chat now we have no language restriction, so why should we have it here? -Don't fear the reaper, he isn't that scary.

cuz some young-bah who am i kidding, per Tabby --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 16:58, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok, this rule has to be reversed, because if I'm voting on a rule that will in any way uncensor swearing, you know it should. Although I do not like cursing myself, I feel the others should have a right to use cussing in a non-derogative way in their stories, most times it is used to show exclamation or a certain mood of a character. SMB 17:12, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
It is retarded, (which is why I was working more and more towards uncensoring fanfics, and maybe even articles altogether), but I've been waiting for more Sysops to join the forums so we could talk about revising the rules. Right now, it's just me and KingAbra there. :| I really have no problem with cursing -- which should be pretty obvious -- so if you all support this idea, I'm fine with removing the censors. Besides, it makes this site look far too childish. — Stooben Rooben 17:40, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

If you remove censors, I'm leaving for sure. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Well, that's certainly comforting. =| — Stooben Rooben 18:03, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
If you remove censors, I have to leave aswell, but I'm agreeing with tabby for removing Show/Hide, not censors and warnings and whatnot, from fanfics --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 18:51, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I see. I probably worded it wrong, but I was trying to use that as an example; I didn't say I'd actually go through with it. That was pretty much my way of saying how much I support the idea. — Stooben Rooben 19:00, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
kk --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 19:04, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

People who say they're gonna leave the Wiki just because swearing is allowed are oversensitive idiots who don't want to admit they're just words and nothing more. Bah, forget about those morons, I say; Allow cursing, it will satisfy a lot of people and shed Userpedia of those annoying immature assholes who don't support freedom of speech. --Crocodile Dippy

No. That isn't true. I'd support it too, but I CAN'T stay if you do it. My parents will kill me. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

I support the movement for swearing to be allowed. And KingAbra, if your parents have a problem with swearing, that's their problem. NaziRegisteel.pngMaster LucarioNaziRegisteel.png Saluting Registeel since 2007...

I know that; I want to allow swearing just as much as you. But I also want to stay here... Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

It'll be fine, KA. You won't have to leave UP because of this. You're not a baby, you're allowed to be on websites that have swearing. You know as well as I do that our parents don't really mind. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C) You're not going to get in trouble.

I was under the impression that's because he has parental control, or something similar. --Mr. Isotope(T|C|E) 12:43, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
He doesn't, he was just worried that by staying on Userpedia once swearing is allowed, if his (our) parents saw him on there he'd get in trouble. I don't think it'll be a problem, though, seeing as we've both been allowed to see movies with swearing since we were very young, so it wouldn't make sense for them to not allow KA to go on Userpedia just because there's some swearing. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)
since i'm basically the only one who'll probly have to leave, go ahead --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 16:02, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Well, I don't want you to have to leave :[ Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

thx, but your probly the only one who cares if i leave --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 16:52, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

My Resolution for the Swearing Rule

I see that some users might have to leave if we allow swearing. Many users, however, want it uncensored, so here is a resolution I would like to propose:

  1. We reverse the rule about using show/hide when a story features swearing, perhaps instead using a form of warning on the top of the page.
  2. In stories, we should allow swearing uncensored as long as it expresses a mood, exclamtions, or in response to an action. No pointless swearing (e.g. a character swearing every line)
  3. In articles, we only allow swearing in quotes from the user. Yet again, no pointless quotes that are only or a majority of swearing.
  4. No swearing is allowed in any "What You Think About This User", except for the list of allowed swears.
  5. No swearing is allowed in any derogative statements, nor is it allowed in flames directed at any individual user/group of users.
This will be more open to users who want a more lax swearing policy, yet still have some restrictions for our users who have to leave in the case of swearing being allowed. SMB 17:12, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree. That seems like a good idea. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

per both --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 17:16, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Wow, SMB, I have to say: I'm impressed. I think that's a pretty good compromise. I support. — Stooben Rooben 18:42, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks :) SMB 19:07, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

UB's Retirement

Due to UB's big retirement mix up, without him, there's no UP CEO! My opinion may not matter, but i say we set a Bureaucrat to be a Temporary manager to the Wiki. You might think this is a rubbish idea, but it might come back and hit us in the back of the head with fourty spatulas some day. I have two main suggestions, Scarecrow or Stooben. TBH, Those are my only suggestions. One of those. I propose we hold a poll to see who will be the Temp.

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

Uh... SMB 21:09, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
didn't you know about steuben being Steward? --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 21:36, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Ultima made me Steward the last time he retired, dude. And I have access to UP's database. So, everything's good. — Stooben Rooben 21:58, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

I know you two are already stewards, i was just trying to...You know what. Forget it. I'm just trying to find something to contribute to here.

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

Archive

I was browsing through the ruins of UP-Referata, and I actually found the original content of the Main Page talk, right before the troll-invasion. Should we archive that here? SMB 01:59, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

What now?

That's it. UB and Scarecrow have both retired, leaving Stooben the Last Bureaucrat (not to mention being the last Steward). What now?

-- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

I'm pretty much losing hope for Userpedia now. Vicarious did not break the system!

This is getting really old really fast. — Stooben Rooben 20:35, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

...KB99, I'm a crat now. So is Tabby. And I don't think either of us are gonna leave for a while. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Glad to hear that. — Stooben Rooben 05:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Just an Update

I think the only way I can fix the errors in the database is to get rid of every single extension and rewrite some of the PHP files. Then I can reinstall them. I just hope this actually works. — Stooben Rooben 05:02, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

This is a bit unrelated, but I think the centering in the templates on the Main Page looks bad (I think the templates themselves are okay centered, not their content). SMB 14:56, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
A BIT unrelated? That has nothing at all to do with what he just said. Free Loader(T|C|E) 20:24, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
You could try installing MediaWiki on the same version as this one under different table prefixes, and then copy the LocalSettings.php of the old one to the new, and copy the extensions as well. That should have the original MediaWiki PHP files overwriting the "modified" current ones. Yoshario (talk|site)
I fixed the issue. :) Yoshario (talk|site)
 :D Yay SMB 00:43, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Yoshario. You're indeed a true hero to Userpedia. =) — Stooben Rooben 02:42, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

NukeDPL Attack

Looks like we're gonna have to rebuild from the ground up. At least we have a fresh start, I guess, but man, I wasn't expecting this... - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Who did it?

SvS, some people say it was you.

-Ralphfan


What? Who said that? - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Chat people. Because you know Tabuu's password.

-Ralphfan


So does Neurario. Who's more likely, me or him?

Hmmm. I wonder. -_-

- S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

Yeah leave Scarecrow alone. --Crocodile Dippy

Hey, that's not true. I accidentally hacked Tabuu once, but I don't think Scarecrow knows his pass. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Thanks

I'd like to give my thanks to everyone who helped restore our articles. I couldn't have done it without you all. Keep up the great work. — Stooben Rooben 04:14, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

What on earth happened here?~ PY

Jorge is a psychopathic asshole. He hacked me with Turboo, and unleashed NukeDPL. F***ing asshole. -Don't fear the reaper, he isn't that scary.

Oh wow. --Crocodile Dippy

Np, Stooby, it was a good sport :P BTW, who won??? And was Jorge really guilty? --Tucayo(T|C) 15:42, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I dunno who won. I think it was a close race between you and me, though. :P And yes, it really was Jorge. — Stooben Rooben 18:24, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Jorge, Turboo, Packy, TBD, maybe others...--Marioguy1 My talk page (haha, no link for you) 20:24, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
won what --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 23:13, 5 October 2009 (UTC) and packy and TBD are the same person MG1
To see who restored the most :P --Tucayo(T|C) 23:16, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
and what about the "Jorge, Turboo, Packy, TBD, maybe others..." what does that have to do with this --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 23:18, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I asked if Jorge had really done it --Tucayo(T|C) 23:23, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Does anyone actually KNOW it's Jorge? Like, with real proof, and not Jorge saying "haha I hacked into you"?~ PY

The person that hacked Tabuu at first shared the same IP as a proxy commonly used by Maria. (I'm not sure which one, but Turboo claimed that Jorge used a proxy.) The second IP that actually did the nuking was an identical match to Jorge's IP here on Userpedia. Plus, he admitted that he was the one that did it. (Because proof was provided, likely.) Palkia and Turboo assisted him, but Turboo actually showed remorse for her actions, so she helped restore some of our articles. — Stooben Rooben 03:03, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I see. I still hate it that if someone, I dunno, becomes depressed or something and hacks, they get regarded as a troll and everyone hates them. I don't like people saying "so-and-so is an asshole because they spammed". No one knows why they did it.~ PY
A lot of people seem to still really like Jorge, even though he actually damaged the wiki. Or at least I've been told. Personally, I have no respect for the guy now, but I'm not going to troll him. That's for sure. I dunno what others will do, though. — Stooben Rooben 03:11, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

PY: Hahahahaha oh wow. --Crocodile Dippy

PY: Jorge expressed no remorse, he nuked the wiki, and very nearly destroyed it. And you still worship him. That's so many kinds of pathetic.
Stooben: People still love him because people are idiots. It's like Neurario all over again, except Neurario actually showed remorse.
- S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

The Unijuist cult is still open, guys. --Crocodile Dippy

Your point? - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

i think it means something about how BHS said that Jorge and neu became famous for doing nothing or something --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 23:13, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm fairly certain that he was making a joke. Something like "If you want to worship somebody, worship Uni, because he's an true hero. Eh's a cool guy and he doesn't afraid of anything." That's just what I got from it. — Stooben Rooben 23:20, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
"Eh's" and "he doesn't afraid of anything" --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 23:24, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I was joking cuz Uniju and the Unijuists are awesome and you should worship Uniju instead of Jorge and Neu. THAT'S WHAT XZELION WOULD DO! --Crocodile Dippy

I know Uniju is awesome, that's why i'm a unijuist(see my categories) --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game) 21:38, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

FA

Well, changing to a happier topic... I dont have anything against SvS, but his article has been in the Main Page for over a month... --Tucayo(T|C) 01:12, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm positive it's been there for 3 months now... -- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!
That's because I'm awesome. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)
I guess you've got a point. -- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying That's why in my comic, you've got a walking stick! :)

I'm back

Hey, guys, I'm back. Yeah, I've been a bit of an @$$ in the past, but I'll try not to f*ck up this time KP Blue(T|C|E)

Ok Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

I'm holding you to that. — Stooben Rooben 23:41, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Stoob, do ~~~ not ~~~~ or ~~~~~ Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

What's weird is that I was always able to use ~~~~ up until about three days ago. — Stooben Rooben

Hmm... That's weird. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

Um, could we please get back on topic? - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man

Question

If somebody sees DHS is chat, could you please ask him if I can use his sprites in my RPG? Every time I'm in chat, he's never there. Thanks in advance. — Stooben Rooben

I'll tell him. He doesn't go to #mariowiki anymore, they are usually in #animalcrossingwiki SMB
Thanks. I have him planned as a somewhat-vital part of the prologue. — Stooben Rooben

DHS said he can't answer your question St00b, cause he doesn't know what sprites (old or new ones) you want to use. Smiley The Hun

These. They're the only ones I was aware he had. — Stooben Rooben

NOOOOOOO, don't use those, they suck! Use his old ones. They're actually good. --Crocodile Dippy

Damn it, I wish I knew about those. I just asked him if I could use his new sprites and he said 'yes'. — Stooben Rooben
Never mind, I just got his permission for his older sprites. — Stooben Rooben


what is this place about?

I mean, I know users, but like what. Ugozima(T|C) 02:09, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

mario wiki users and games

most which will never actually be real File:HoopsGuitar.gif Electric Soldier Porygon2 Community Portal Archive 2 will be asploded by Jeff's bottle rockets!

Don't forget the comics and fanfics Srsly, it pisses me off when people forget those - KP Blue(talk) cant' defeat Air Man Check out my new game


are there like any guidelines or what? (too lazy to check) Ugozima(T|C) 02:47, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Click. — Stooben Rooben

Affiliate

Hey, uh, I'd like to reccomend a site for us to affiliate with. What would that site be, you say?? Why, none other than The site at this link. Just post somethin' in the chatbox at the bottom of the page telling about this site, and maybe we could get some users from there to join. - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man

You can ask users to join via their talk page, but I would prefer us not to affiliate with any sites unless they're pretty active. — Stooben Rooben
07:22, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Just Stating the obvious

But there's been a lot of promoting and demoting going on lately... Shiny Lucario(T|C) 17:45, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Indeed there has. Mostly because of recent events (such as our NukeDPl attacks and users "retiring") but the administrators feel that each person is ready for these positions. Super Mario Bros. (Talk)

True, true.. Shiny Lucario(T|C) 17:49, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh Bollocks

Hey, uh, the other day, I was telling my friend about this site, and he said that he'd join. Then, the day after, he said that he'd join and try to hack one of the people in charge. He told me that his username is gonna be Tydodork, so we know who it's gonna be. He also said that he's gonna show total disregard for the rules. Should we prepare ourselves, or do you think he's bluffing?? - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man Probably bluffing. Ugozima(T|C) 01:52, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Even if he's serious, it's not like he can do anything. — Stooben Rooben 03:02, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
Reverting these days takes practically no effort and the only account he could hack with merit would be st00b's and I'm sure he has a very good password (I've tried to figure it out hundreds of times, jk)--~(MG1)~ Talk 03:13, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
My password's so long, sometimes I forget it. :P Besides, even in the off-chance that I DID get hacked, I could fix the damage via the database. — Stooben Rooben
Your passwords Stoobenisthebest, right?
The previous unsigned comment was added by Ugozima (Talk).

Oh, good. Well, thanks. - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man

Regarding My Recent Inactivity

Yeah, sorry about that. I've been stretched a little thin lately and have been neglecting to keep updating this place. I hope return to full activity once this semester is over. (Which is in two weeks.) — Stooben Rooben 05:45, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Fleep's ban

Well I don't see any harassment, I think we should have democracy here, and officially charge her in #trial and then decide our verdict, This is just a suggestion, seeing as how I'm a patroller and all of my superiors can disagree --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)

Dude, #trial is sh-t. We never charged anyone else there. Turboo not only assisted in the hacking, but was also the one who told Jorge is nuke it. She later threatened to hack multiple people and claimed she was joking, despite it being blatantly obvious that she wasn't. I don't hate her or anything, but I don't think she should be unbanned. Jorge may have pushed the button that nuked UP, but Turboo was just as responsible as him, if not more: if not for her telling Jorge to nuke, he wouldn't have done any damage. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(C)

kk, i said you can disagree to this seeing as how your my superior --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
Hemu, you can but it would be unwise. She should wait out her ban like the rest of the bad people. When I proposed this idea I thought she was banned forever but now that I know it's only temporary I disagree with myself.--~(MG1)~ Talk 22:35, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Attn: Administrators of Userpedia

(I guess it's time for me to be Mr. Hardass Steward.)

Would you guys please regularly check out the Admin Board on the forum? There may not be much going on, but it's certainly difficult to work things out when it's just SMB and I posting there. Don't make me bring this up again. — Stooben Rooben

Well, I can't :( Don't look at me! (MG1 hides just in case his boss gets angry at him) ~(MG1)~ (Talk)

Ok, I just did.

And don't get mad at me for demoting SMB, I have a good reason to do so. Katana(talk) - Join the Maintenance Committee! Help revive Userpedia!

the forums are down

Are the forums down for anyone else? I think it may be something with smfforfree as I also can't access my nor ralphfan's forums. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

They're probably updating their software or upgrading their server, if I had to take a guess. — Stooben Rooben 04:21, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
They're back up. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Turb's ban

she had as much part in the hack as jorge did, why isn't she infinite banned? --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)

00:36, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

New Fanon

Kay umm how do you add stuff now that it's all weird and stuff. Sarah Palin(T|C)

Just create the fanon in a page starting with "Fiction:". At least thats what i think :P --Tucayo(T|C) 18:02, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

1000 articles

Guess what guys, I just made our 1000th article, and it's nostalgic, too. Go check out Graveyard, nao. - KP Blue Can't Defeat Air Man

userpedia.wikia.com - Backup/History

I was wondering about restoring UP wikia for backup, I also have to point that there are things there that are useful to put information in some pages here. Maybe there's even non-imported stuff, I think we should get it back, but I decided to ask first.

Y'know, having a backup is useful... Smj1.jpgSMJT · E · C 11:41, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Main Page

Yeah, I was looking for the name of a template, and I noticed the Main Page is unprotected, so if a Sysop could fix that... SMB

17:15, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Done, apparently it was protected by UB but he didn't set it to infinite so it got unprotected...~(MG1)~ (Talk)

Hi

Hey everyone! Is this Wiki dead or something? Well, I mean, people are still editing, but no one seems to be around, if you know what I mean. I came back to check what happened after a few weeks and nothing did, really. Any spam attacks? GOOD new fanfiction/comics? People who I know coming back?~ PY

This and Diabölüs in Müsica are being made. That's interesting enough, right? --Crocodile Dippy

As far as fanfics go, this is the only one I've seen on Userpedia as of late that's any good. — Stooben Rooben
Hemu is making some stuff that hasn't gone anywhere as of yet, plus there is this comes every friday --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
And I'm doing this. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS)
Correction Hemu, Every sunday. SonicMario(T|C)

MwUserpedia...?

I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but isn't this place a little too disconnected from the Mario Wiki? It seems like it's own community now. No one updates the MarioWiki related articles anymore... Free Loader(T|C) 18:01, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I plan on expanding the MarioWiki information sometime soon, when I can get off my butt and fix the articles up. SMB
20:00, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
It would be nice if we could get more of the modern MWiki community to join Userpedia, but there are about two active Userpedia members that are also from Mariowiki. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS)
Perhaps you could advertise it among mariowikians? BTW, Why has Murz been on the Main Page for like 3 months? --Saria(T|C) 23:13, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Our Current State...

...Is pitiful, guys. I know we can't do much about it, but we're kind of in a pickle. For starters:

  • The site has lost a lot of activity in the past month.
  • Our current Steward doesn't have access to the FTP (in other words, we need to contact Neurario about this, but he hasn't been around). It is pretty much essential that he has this access, seeing as the only ones who can access the FTP (Ultima, Neu, and Stooben) are all retired from UP.
    • In addition to the above statement, I think that we still have a few broken extensions (I'm not sure, but I think that EditCount doesn't work now) that need to be fixed.
  • We have sloppy coverage on all of the wikis that we cover, and there is no sense of organization on the wiki.
    • I think the best thing that we can do is eliminate the Fictionspace and Fiction talkspace, and move everything back to their old spots.
  • I think we need to invite some of our userbase that left, back on to the wiki. I think it is necessary that we ask RAP to come back; seeing as he was one of the most active users on the wiki, and he does a lot with coding templates and such. He's also very organized (something this wiki needs).
  • I think we need to abolish the Patroller ranking. Simply put, we abolished it before for a reason: It served no purpose on a wiki that is as small as UP (and it was more active when it was decided to abolish the ranking than now).
    • That said, we should promote SonicMario to Sysop if it is decided that we should abolish the Patroller ranking.
  • I think that we should stop some of our projects that detract from our current goal: Getting UP active again. That said, there are some projects that are started to improve wiki quality, and some that are started to increase activity. Some projects, however, are merely for community purposes. That said, I think that we need to shut down The Disconnected for now. After the most recent issue that I directed, I realized that the project relies on active users. Guess what? Active users is something that we're lacking in now. I will restart the project once activity goes up (if it is decided to put the project on hiatus).

We need to focus on the things that I mentioned above. Some of it may sound appealing, some of it not. But some of these things are adding a huge burden on our users (like The Disconnected), when we also have the burden of trying to revive UP. Others will improve the quality of the site. I'd like to hear some feedback (of course, I come to everyone, and not just the sysops, because bringing UP back shouldn't be an Admin-only project. We need the help of everyone!). Super Mario Bros. (Talk)

Sounds good. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS)
Agree. And as I said, we need to also advertise in the MW. Tucayo (Talk)
I agree with Tucky as well. Hm... Perhaps we could put a section about Userpedia on The 'Shroom? I know UP is not related to the Mario-series, but it is a part of the MW community still (like in the Mario Awards – albeit there will only be 5 UP Awards, there will still be UP involved in our community). Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 01:16, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Hm....... Ask Stooby :) --Saria(T|C) 01:30, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

I agree with all SMB said. I might just give MG1 FTP access. And I'll see if I can mention UP in next month's 'Shroom issue. — Stooben Rooben

Well, it seems that this is a necessary course of action... (the project closing) and yes, I think patrollers should go bye bye. ~(MG1)~ (Talk)
Removing the fictionspace would kill the new fanfictions template...~(MG1)~ (Talk)
No, people would just have to link differently on the template, if what I think you're talking about is right. Don Tb -- 20:00
it would kill the new one TB, but the old one was cooler --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)

How will it kill the new template? The only change is what namespace it is being used in... And even in the case that something would change (which it wouldn't), then minor tweaks would have to be made. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 00:21, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

if we kill the fiction namespace there won't be a namespace --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
We could do what we used to do, and make it a sub-page of the mainspace articles. Super Mario Bros. (Talk)
We could just unlock the page for users to edit, and do what we did before the Fiction namespace and have them just add their new fiction. - KP Shadow
I like the idea of {{Fiction}} ~(MG1)~ (Talk)

Userpedia's downfall. This place's popularity has been declining since it moved from Wikia, yet it's true its activeness went up during the first 2 or 3 months.

1337Yoshi ruled this place well for years, Neurario was a true defender and strategist to beat me and my sockpuppets; however, Stooben and Scarecrow's partial inactivity added to the create-account-lockout and the controversies that came to this website after Jorge's betrayal chased most new and old users out. It's relatively late to revert the situation, moving to a more "happy and attractive" wikifarm would be the only solution to actually solve part of the problem.

It's importat that you know that the old ones lost about 80-90% of their interest on MW and UP, everyone grows up or gets sick of something. The focus now /must/ be bringing brand new users in order to revive this place.


Boomix(T|C)TX Gurl.

Hold your horses there, Maria. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you said:
  • Userpedia basically lost its magic when Scribblewiki died (this is what I have heard from most users), not when it moved from Wikia.
  • When it was on Wikia, it was also on Referata. Both were pinnacle Userpedias, and both were basically abandoned when Adriels opened up. That's why Adriels was thriving for the beginning of its lifetime.
    • It was also that when you took over Referata and Wikia Userpedias, many flame wars and fights started between you and a majority of the community. That's one of the contributing factors to UP going into a downhill state.
    • Although, I will agree with the fact that the search for a new host did weaken the quantity of the user-base. However, UP's constant jumping from EditThis, to Wikia, to Scribblewiki, back to EditThis, to Wikia and Referata, and then to Adriels as a whole hurt it; not just the move from Wikia.
  • It was not Stooben's or Scarecrow's supposed inactivity that lead to the account-approval being set up; it was your trolling the site that lead to it.
  • Jorge's actions actually helped out Userpedia in a way; it helped spike activity and interest in the site for a short amount of time. It was a lot of my fault that also helped screw Userpedia up (had I not gotten involved with trying to get Jorge back on the site, we would probably still have Master Lucario and Hemu as administrators and they could have possibly helped out with our current state, as well as relieve stress from Stooben and Scarecrow that I caused).
  • Adriels is not a wiki-farm, and moving to a wiki-farm will just be a step down from what we have. Had Jorge's takeover of UP been on a wiki-farm, then UP would be entirely screwed (kind of like how you took over Userpedia-Wikia and Userpedia-Referata– those Userpedias were basically lost causes and useless to the community), and Stooben would probably not have been able to fix the mess like he did here (which he was able to take UP back because of the database we have).

Basically, the only thing I can agree in your statement is that we need to attract new users to UP, but we should try to make it appealing to the veteran users as well. I hope you don't take offense by anything I said in my comments above, but that's how I can tell you without being disrespectful. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 03:02, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Hold your horses there, SMB. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you said:
  • True.
  • Wikia userpedia wasn't actually all that good. I had a conversation with Angela...or Catherinemunro and she said it was a very small wiki with pitiful content.
    • Actually rudnicki took over Referata...she tried at the same time as I tried...I won...
    • The constant jumping hurt it just as much as the wikia thing.
  • Eh, not true. She has no sockpuppets on this wiki. She has been checkusered multiple times and Boomix is her first account here.
  • Um...no, Jorge didn't help. Raised activity =/= helped. I believe I have a quote here somewhere...we would probably still have Master Lucario and Hemu as administrators...as well as relieve stress from Stooben and Scarecrow...those two things are helping?
  • Um...*raises hand*...she didn't take over referata...

Most of your statements were true I just want to point out a few small errors with the facts. Um...no offense...to both of you...and yes, more users - easier said than done. Marioguy1 (Talk)

Hold your horses there, MG1. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you said:
  • I know I'm right.
  • Yeah... It was still one of the main Userpedias though, believe it or not.
    • The Doctor was Rudnicki. Maria and Jaime hacked Stooben and she took over Referata.
    • That's what I said.
  • Actually, checkuser can only yeild information for so long. Say, six months from now, let's say this is my last edit... You won't be able to find my IP via Checkuser.
  • I said his actions helped in a way... Activity did increase. I said that it was my fault for trying to help him get back on here. THAT was my fault, not exactly his.
  • She did. You just yanked it straight back out of her arms.

Super Mario Bros. (Talk)

Hold your horses there, SMB. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you said.
  • Yup :D
  • If referata was open at the same time I don't see how it could be...
    • The powerless account "Maria" was checkusered as her.
    • Actually I think you said almost as much :P
  • Oooh, I didn't know that...that really helps with the plan...
  • Not your fault. Half your fault. Half Jorge's fault and half turboo's fault for the first part.

Marioguy1 (Talk)

Hold your horses there, MG1. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you said.
  • Totally
  • Referata became "factual only" while Wikia was home– or supposed to be– to fiction.
    • She hacked Stooben. Maybe she forgot her password or something.
    • No, I said that the effect of all of the moving was a cause, and that the moving from Wikia contributed to that.
  • What?
  • There were three halves in this? o_O

Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 06:05, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

More like three thirds. Three halves would add up to 1.5, not 1. But, anyways, we NEED improvement, and, most importantly, we need to bring in a new audience. Look at what happened to the mainstream comic companies (other than Archie) in the 90's. They tried to satisfy the older, maturing audience without trying to bring in a new one. This resulted in a stagnation of the fanbase, resulting in the comic book industry sucking it's own d**k. And now, the video game industry is doing the same, as well as us. The two "newest" users that I can think of at the moment are Tabuu and Ugo. And, yes, we do have a generally new audience compared to some of the older users. The newer audience being the users who joined around the time of my peraban on the Scribblewiki userpedia. Okay, I was REALLY hyped up about the new userpedia, but now, I miss the old Scribblewiki userpedia, because the fanbase hadn't started to stagnate yet. We need change, real change, but baby steps people. First step: no more Fiction namespace. - KP Shadow
Hold your horses there SMB. There are just a few things that are incorrect with what you just said.
  • D
  • OIC - that's a good idea :P
    • Why don't we ask her?
    • Then just the jumping hurt it... (jumping from wikia counts as jumping)
  • The evil plan to take over...the place...at the time...
  • Four halves by my count :P

Marioguy1 (Talk)

had I not gotten involved with trying to get Jorge back on the site, we would probably still have Master Lucario and Hemu as administrators and they could have possibly helped out with our current state, as well as relieve stress from Stooben and Scarecrow that I caused).

SMB
if you hadn't been involved ML would've still be demoted, he was inactive and was indifferent on the subject of his demotion, so with inactivity and the fact he didn't care, he was demoted --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)


MG1: You are completely wrong. Are you honestly so forgetful that you don't remember Maria's eight billion sockpuppets? She used different IPs and computers, so it doesn't show up on checkuser, but you were THERE. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS)

Hemu: Look at his userpage. He says that he's left Userpedia until the administrators stop fighting. Had I not caused trouble, he would either still be here, or would have been around longer than he was. SMB

Y'all need to accept the fact that Userpedia is dead and start doing stuff like now instead of just talking. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Actually, Ugo's right. We need to start doing something right now, instead of waiting and letting UP just die out forever. SMB
yes, we need action now, as we have no hi-fi, nothing right now speaks louder than actions, let's start with killing Fictionspace, since it's obviously what everyone wants gone now --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)

Fictionspace's death will mean even more redirects and no new fics mentioned on the main page. But, like I was saying...wanna get activity? You'll have to make a sacrifice. Who made #userpedia active? Who makes things ridiculously popular? Who is one of our only consistent comic artists? (Other people make comics, but theirs are much more rare.) The answer:

JORGE

I know he tried to nuke UP...but he made it more active! UP was more active when he was unbanned, too! See a pattern? Once again, I am a pro-Jorge advocate.

Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png

Jorge's a troll who attempted to destroy this site and deserves none of the praise that his friends give him. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Anyone who still praises Jorge as God is an ignorant moron. --Crocodile Dippy

I don't agree with what you said, Ralph. Jorge ran the risk of getting blocked, and he got caught. He shouldn't get special treatment, and especially not for artificial activity. SMB

03:13, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Annnnnnnnnnyway i dont think userpedia is gonna pull through. It happened when scribblewiki crashed and people lost their stuff, so they left, which caused others to leave. Even if we did bring their stuff back, they wouldnt be here to give a damn and plus I doubt theyd care cause its been so long. But yeah i just felt i should put it out.Don Tb -- 20:00

If UP does die, can the fanfics and comics be archived so we can revisit it or something? Not possible for us probably. - Brayds2006
Well, I guess an archive would be possible, but I'm hoping that won't happen. I'll try to get new users to join, perhaps some people I know in real life, or I can advertise the site on other sites I'm on. If we can't get the old userbase back, then surely we can get a new userbase. Perhaps some of the old users will come back, anyway. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 14:53, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

So then

First off, the only reason I made this account is for voicing my opinions, which I obviously couldn't do until, what, May?

Anyways, if you want to put some life back into this place, the answer is definitely not:

JORGE

Why, may you ask?

1. The only "activity" he really made was just cleaning up from the nuke and his comics, which weren't even that great.

2. Many people are opposed to his return; why do you think he was originally permabanned, anyway?

3. Maybe this doesn't have to do with Jorge specifically, but he's not exactly the only one of us that can make comics. In fact, Yoshario, although not the greatest comic maker, has already made multiple series and issues.

About the low activity problem... I understand this has already been stated before, but your best bet is to seek out a new userbase. I'm not sure how you plan to do this, but you'll figure something out. And if you can get old Userpedians to help, that's great, but I'm pretty sure most of them that are gone aren't coming back.

You can do whatever the hell you want with this account now; I'm just satisfied I got to say that. Kazooie345(T|C) 19:30, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

I agree with everything that she said. There really isn't anything that Jorge did that we can't: whether it be comics, administrate the site, or whatever. I will definitely add links in my MarioWiki and NIWA forum signatures, and perhaps get some of my friends in real life to join (perhaps my older sister, as well, although I'm not sure if she's into all this wiki-stuff). Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 20:02, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah. There was a time when I proposed temporarily unbanning Jorge to increase activity, but it's become clear that we don't really want that kind of activity, i.e. activity from people who want us to unban a troll for no reason. - S_ar_c__w v_n St_ub_n(SvS) I mean, if they made a good argument other than "He's Jorge, he was just joking!" or "it will make UP more active" I would consider it, but those are apparently their only arguments.
well it's not like they have much to work with, the only facts we have for him were he made UP more active and he really didn't devise it himself, in fact he didn't even get the pass himself --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
I can advertise via a link in my sig on BmGF, that's got a Hell of a lot of users. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?
ono you'll bring bulba n00bs kk --Klonoaboard.gif Hemu the Ultimate Cookie Lord (Trading Card Game)
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7303/userpediabanner.png - The banner that's going to be used in my sig on BmGF. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?
That looks cool. :D SMB
17:44, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Just while I'm here

I'm not going to be looking at this, so flame all you want. So..does anyone actually WANT to be here? All the people who did stuff left. This place isn't going anywhere, seriously. Just some advice. If there are any creative new MW users, you should invite them here to do stuff. Otherwise, this place isn't going to get better.

The fact is, this place has gone downhill. People have, I dunno, maybe matured or something, and realised that this whole "user fiction" is boring. This place WAS going after Scribblewiki for a while, but it wouldn't have lasted. The only fictions are emo boring stories, or random comics no one cares about. Which are also emo. (sorry if you get offended, but seriously. Most of them are). This place hasn't gone through any revival oppotunities, despite all the work. It's a pity, actually. This place used to be awesome.

So, get new people, or this place is screwed.

I don't even know why I'm writing this. I guess because I'm pretty upset by the state of this place. I just wanted to put in some reality. This place isn't going to get more active unless we get new active users. This is my opinion, and don't bother replying, because I'll probably only remember to come back in a month or so. I'm pretty proud to say I'm still here, but my comics and stories really sucked and everyone else left.

So, yeah. Little rant from me. I'm not saying this is anyone's fault. I think it's the fault of time. God, that sounds so dramatic.

~ PY (dunno if anyone remembers me, but I pop in on the Xephyr Board now and then)

"random comics no one cares about. Which are also emo"
Excuse me, Uniju Holiday Theater is still going. Or maybe you just have no taste? And yes, I remember you, you were the one DP stalked. Uniju(T|C) 12:39, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Well that's not very nice, Uniju; I stalk Grapes now, not Purple Yoshi! --Crocodile Dippy

...Okay, I've been thinking and I came up with something. Userpedia, in essence, has no goals. It did when it started up, though. Why did UP start? According to the wiki itself, it was because user-fiction was outlawed from the MarioWiki. Users still wanted to have the fiction around, so Userpedia was established to solve this issue. Okay, so now when that was done, things went well. UP would not have survived as long as it has if the community didn't have more goals. What was the biggest goal back in the day? from what I see from research, one of the biggest goals was to find the best host for Userpedia. After a bit of searching and moving around a bit, Scribblewiki was found. The new goal was to make Userpedia-Scribblewiki the best community outlet. All hopes of that died with Scribblewiki. The new goal was to find a new host and keep Userpedia surviving after the fall of Scribblewiki. After a lot of host jumping, UP finally came to Adriels. It was finally secure; it had a permanent home. And after that, activity was good for the beginning, nowhere near as great as Scribblewiki was; but the Adriels community was content. After a while... What goals were there? Everybody grew past UP, or retired. Without the army of users that Scribblewiki had, and the many new problems it faced when Maria and Jamie were rampant trolls during this time; morale was lost. It fell into the state it is in now. What goals do we have now? It is to revive the site, of course, but for what purpose?
We need to set goals for Userpedia. What do we want UP to achieve? What purpose will it have? I think we need to change our focus. The MarioWiki community is cool and all, but I don't think it's enough. I've been thinking for a while... Perhaps we could move our focus towards NIWA; and have more focus on the member wikis as opposed to just the MarioWiki. That would expand UP greatly; we would have more factual articles. Of course, we'd need new users to sign up. and you know what these new users could do? Besides expanding UP's factual article, we'd have many new users who would perhaps be interested in adding to our fictional content... I feel it's a bit of a gamble to make such a drastic change, but when a site is as dead as ours... Drastic changes need to be made. That is only an idea... Of course, I'm not sure if it would be the best path for UP. Perhaps there are better ideas. SMB
01:37, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
You also kind of have to see that no matter what happens Userpedia will never be the same as it was in Scribblewiki. If we just leave it alone, it will wither and die like a plant with a lack of water. And if we get new users or changes, there will be the much more veteran users complaining about something. The real thing is there's been a few new users who have made a few edits and (as of so far) never made more. If Userpedia even revives, it will require pretty much a new era of Users. With the main staff being part veterans that are willing to try to get some CPR into the dying Userpedia and part hard working Newcomers that even in this site's state would love to see it active again. It's easier said then done though, as some or most veterans have lost hope in Userpedia's will to live and many newcomers will end up realizing how dead the site is and just leave. If there were somehow enough people that doesn't care how much it's dead right now and still try to get activity anyway then UP has a much better chance and it would be rebuilding into a new era. Right now it probably won't happen, but if it does it can only be because there were the right people who stayed and came at the right time. SonicMario(T|C)
I really dont think a new host would help anything. We need users who have an actual interest in making user fiction (and for the love of god, comics). From what ive heard, average user on mwiki is now just some bad editor who does go to chat or forums (which would likely mean they dont mingle with the community much) There does not appear to be a solution Don Tb -- 20:00

There is a small solution, the welcome tamplate.for mine, I added userpedia to it. If someone wanna get here, he'll use the link.__Mr bones__

I have a serious complaint about Userpedia

I feel I must assert my freedom to comment on an important public issue that Userpedia has thrust into the vortex of public comment. For those of you who like to eat dessert before soup, my conclusion at the end of this letter is going to be that I frequently wish to tell Userpedia that it, having recently learned a smattering of scientific terminology, uses it to subordinate principles of fairness to less admirable criteria. But being a generally genteel person, however, I always bite my tongue. Userpedia may come to represent the most insidious corruption of ideals yet. And that's where we are right now. It behooves us to remember that when people say that bigotry and hate are alive and well, they're right. And Userpedia is to blame.

An understanding of the damage that may be caused by Userpedia's unconscionable screeds isn't something I expect everyone to develop the first time they hear about it. That's why I write over and over again and from so many different angles about how no one likes being attacked by stultiloquent half-wits. Even worse, Userpedia exploits our fear of those attacks—which it claims will evolve within a short period of time into biological, chemical, or nuclear attacks—as a pretext to impose a "glass ceiling" that limits our opportunities for promotions in most jobs. If you think that's scary, then you should remember that I shall be blamed by ignorant persons when I say that we are starting to witness the pea-brained effects of Userpedia's rejoinders. Cruel as that maxim may appear, I once tried to explain to it that its policies will pit the haves against the have-nots. Rather than feel ashamed of itself, Userpedia got angry at me. What this says is that on a television program last night I heard one of this country's top scientists conclude that, "I avoid pudibund ratbags like the plague." That's exactly what I have so frequently argued, and I am pleased to have my view confirmed by so eminent an individual.

Userpedia twists every argument into some sort of "struggle" between two parties. Userpedia unvaryingly constitutes the underdog party, which is what it claims gives it the right to incite an atmosphere of violence and endangerment toward the good men, women, and children of this state. So that there may be no misunderstanding, let me make it clear that Userpedia's claim that the ancient Egyptians used psychic powers to build the pyramids is not only an attack on the concept of objectivity but an assault on the human mind.

I have two words to say about Userpedia's jibes: rabid poppycock. Userpedia's publications are nothing shy of a slap in the face to all those who have fought and fallen in war for this country. And let me tell you, Userpedia's den of thieves has found a rallying cry for its upcoming battle against our most treasured liberties. That rallying cry is, "This is the best of all possible worlds and that Userpedia is the best of all possible organizations!" It's quotes like that that make me realize that Userpedia's chargés d'affaires all look like Userpedia, think like Userpedia, act like Userpedia, and start wars, ruin the environment, invent diseases, and routinely do a hundred other things that kill people, just like Userpedia does. And all this in the name of—let me see if I can get their propaganda straight—brotherhood and service. Ha!

I've tried to explain to Userpedia's insincere legatees that Userpedia's vassals hew closer to the party line—to Userpedia's established body of cant—than do most other gin-swilling apostates. As could be expected, they were a bit slow on the uptake. I just couldn't get them to comprehend that Userpedia's recommendations manifest themselves in two phases. Phase one: fleece people out of their life's savings. Phase two: suppress our freedom. If you need proof that Userpedia's representatives have discounted their brain as a useless organ, then just take a look at Userpedia. Userpedia holds onto power like the eunuch mandarins of the Forbidden City—sterile obstacles to progress who let down ladders that the careless, mischievous, and prissy scramble to climb.

I've repeatedly pointed out to Userpedia that hostility is a primary component of its behavior. That apparently didn't register with it, though. Oh, well; I guess Userpedia motivates people to join its crime syndicate by using words like "humanity", "compassion", and "unity". This is a great deception. What Userpedia really wants to do is destroy any resistance by channeling it into ineffective paths. That's why Userpedia has planted its confidants everywhere. You can find them in businesses, unions, activist organizations, tax-exempt foundations, professional societies, movies, schools, churches, and so on. Not only does this subversive approach enhance Userpedia's ability to rely on the psychological effects of terror to magnify the localized effects of its equivocations so that, like a stone hurled into a pool of water, shock waves ripple from the epicenter of Userpedia's attacks to the furthest reaches of the Earth, but it also provides irrefutable evidence that most people, unless they're irremediably choleric, acknowledge that Userpedia should put its own house in order before it tells others what to do. I'll probably devote a separate letter to that topic alone, but for now I'll simply summarize by stating that if Userpedia truly believes that its way of life is correct and everyone else's isn't, then maybe it should enroll in Introduction to Reality 101.

Userpedia indubitably believes that its causeries will spread enlightenment to the masses, nurture democracy, reestablish the bonds of community, bring us closer to God, and generally work to the betterment of Man and society. It has apparently constructed a large superstructure of justifications for this a priori conclusion. I guess that shouldn't be too surprising given that the Userpedia-ization of our political and spiritual lives will put political correctness ahead of scientific rigor sometime soon. Do I blame society for this? No, I blame Userpedia. To add another dimension to this argument, let me mention that I can reword my point as follows. Userpedia presents quasi-scientific and pseudointellectual justifications for its foul-mouthed rantings in order to convince people that lying is morally justifiable as long as it's referred to as "strategic deception".

There's only one proper consideration here: the harm that'll be caused if Userpedia is allowed to leave behind a wake of scabrous reaction. All else is abstract, tasteless, intellectual hooey. The salient point here is that when I was younger I wanted to admonish Userpedia not seven times, but seventy times seven. I still want to do that, but now I realize that I decidedly don't believe that it is beyond reproach. So when Userpedia says that that's what I believe, I see how little it understands my position. We've all heard Userpedia yammer and whine about how it's being scapegoated again, the poor dear. I assert I know why Userpedia has been perpetuating the nonsense known technically as the analytic/synthetic dichotomy. It considers it an interesting sociological experiment for determining whether people can be influenced to shove us towards an absolute state of vassalage.

I'm no expert but it seems to me that if Userpedia got its way, it'd be able to obfuscate the issue so that one can't see what ought to be thoroughly obvious to all. Brrrr! It sends chills down my spine just thinking about that. Userpedia even condones the ignominious platitudes that will have a serious destabilizing effect on our institutions. Userpedia would have us lure the blathering into its coalition. May God, in his restraining mercy, forbid that we should ever do this most naive and self-serving thing!

Nonetheless, Userpedia's sophistries are unhealthy and lacking in purpose. I put that observation into this letter just to let you see that I, hardheaded cynic that I am, like to say that Userpedia's beliefs are unilateralism reincarnate. It never directly acknowledges such truisms but instead tries to turn them around to make it sound like I'm saying that the cure for evil is more evil. I guess that version better fits its style—or should I say, "agenda"? Now that this letter is over, I pray that my logic and passion have convinced you that Userpedia frequently sprinkles its speech with the guttural argot of what I call raving champions of deceit, lies, theft, plunder, and rapine.

groden 04:30, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

u mad — Stooben Rooben

This is the problem with Stooben Rooben. Before anyone takes umbrage at what I'm about to say, let me explain that identifying and naming the worst sorts of uncontrollable, mean-spirited simpletons there are is fundamentally different from using their epigrams as an instrument of rebellion. Without going into all the gory details, let's just say that Stooben Rooben likes to posture as a guardian of virtue and manners. However, when it comes right down to it, what he is pushing is both disaffected and indelicate. Throughout human history, vitriolic fiends have always been indecent. So it should come as no surprise that he somehow manages to get away with spreading lies (he can scare us by using big words like "photochronographical"), distortions (he is a perpetual victim of injustice), and misplaced idealism (his disquisitions will spread enlightenment to the masses, nurture democracy, reestablish the bonds of community, bring us closer to God, and generally work to the betterment of Man and society). However, when I try to respond in kind, I get censored faster than you can say "spinulosodenticulate". As a closing statement, let me emphasize that we have no choice but to admonish Stooben Rooben not seven times, but seventy times seven. The time to act is now. groden 04:38, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
tl;dr Don Tb -- 20:00
This stooban rooben doesn't sound the one I know back at the (You know where) [[User:KS3|KS3}}

I concur, @Toadbert101, please speak English or any other language. I do not trust any thing anyone says on this site. 4DJONG(Talk)

You know what would really improve Userpedia?

Get Userpedia its own domain name, none of this "userpedia.blahblahblah.com", its own domain name. But, userpedia.com is taken, but userpedia.net isn't. ;) Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

"El dominio userpedia.com está en venta. " = The Domain userpedia.com is in sale. DUnno for how much, tho. --Saria(T|C) 18:55, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
How is getting Userpedia a new domain going to improve the wiki? :/ RFM Finale.gif RedFire Mario (T|C)Chuck gif.gif
Well, not improve it per say, but it would make it look more professional, you know. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?
It won't do anything good to the wiki. Userpedia is halfway dead, so why should we move away? It won't make anyone join the wiki. It's just a waste of time. RFM Finale.gif RedFire Mario (T|C)Chuck gif.gif

Is there really a point?

To have one of the pages linked to on the Main Page be "Glossary"? A page which does not exist. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Well, there is no reason to have a non-existent glossary page, we need to make a glossary page for the terms on this wiki. Also, it can not be anything like the Super Mario Wiki's, it should be one that tells one about the wiki terms. 4DJONG(Talk)


I Have A Couple Q's

Q 1: The guy that deleted my page won't answer my question but why would he do it? I've made it 2 times already and I don't really want to make it again. I think his name was Super Mario Bros.

Q 2: Anybody know a place where I can make my character in a picture and a sprite? My character is Shadow Mario with F.L.U.D.D, but instead of a Mario cap, he is wearing a sun hat. User:New Super Mario

Sorry it has taken a while for me to respond. First off, we're going to post up some new regulations we (the Wiki Administrators) have worked on relatively soon. Your article doesn't meet those standards: You don't have 1,000 mainspace edits on the SMW or UP, you don't have 600+ posts on the SMW or UP Forums, and (no offense) you're not that notable in the community yet. You have to meet one of those qualities to get an article. To answer your second question, you'd probably have to make the artwork yourself (if you feel you can). If you feel you can't make the artwork, then ask a good artist in the community (there are quite a few) to make it for you. Hope that helps. Super Mario Bros. (Talk)
By that logic, my article should be deleted, since I only have a few hundred edits here and like 40 on the MarioWiki Forums. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?
You had well over 1,000 posts on the SMW Forum before your ban. SMB 19:32, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Well over 3000 posts. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Hurrah

It's great to see that all the shitty comics and games are being deleted, they clogged up too much space and created even more red links... Also, this talk page needs to be archived to make room. Kainsig1.pngKain Highwind Holy DragoonKainsig2.png


I notice on your userpage you identify yourself as a year and a half veteran. Well, I'm a three year veteran. Do you remember when The Lost Adventures or Legends of the Fallenstar came out? Do you remember the Editthis Userpedia, or even the Scribblewiki Userpedia? I do. And I won't even comment on the ridiculousness of the comic the article on comics proclaims is "Often considered the greatest comic in Userpedian history" (Although I no longer particularly care for it and to this day do not know why it is consider onsidered the greatest comic in Userpedia history) having it's article deleted. Snack(T|C) 04:41, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

per'd. Super-YoshiMust...eat...sig...Talk? C???


WELL HEY!

So, what's a Monitor? :o Master Crash

Hey Crash! Monitors are basically users that have autopatrol and rollback. Also, you should return to UP... Super Mario Bros. (Talk)

deleting everything unused

If you do that theres gonna be no fan fiction left, like at all.Don Tb -- 20:00

Well, people need to start finishing their fictions, for one. And their are still a lot of fictions left and a bunch of comics. – Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png
P.S.: I finally put something on this page besides "Hip hip, Jorge!"

What goes under the category of unused? How much will you delete because there's a crapload'a unused stuff :S Master Crash

I really don't know why you guys think Userpedia needs to delete everything to gain activity. All we're ending up with is new users deleted things that they haven't been around long enough to understand or remember. Uniju(T|C) 10:09, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Per TB, MC, and Uniju, and really, like come on. You guys are deleting some of the golden and fun shit on userpedia, making it more professional. No more "What users think of _____", no more OLD stuff like unfinished comics or trolls, you guys are just deleting everything. Already you guys have deleted like 300+ shit and are STILL GOING ON, do you really think us old scribblewiki users are going to come back to this shit place? Of course there are still SOME old people like SonicMario, who I really respect because User Soup is probably the only good thing going on in this wiki, and its active too. And new shit like "fiction space" and TEMPLATES ON IMAGES what the fuck were you admins thinking? You guys ripped apart and tore down all the fun here, and basically just took the "user" in Userpedia. I hope your awesome and hip admin crew realizes this now when they should have a year or two ago. Of course there probably won't be much change, and your chance of revival is like slim to none. Super-YoshiMust...eat...sig...such bullshit :\Talk? C???

Per all. I know there are some stuff to be deleted off the wiki, but you guys are basically killing the "User" out of "Userpedia". Let's rename this wiki to Adminpedia >_> RFM Finale.gif RedFire Mario (T|C)Chuck gif.gif

Ralph people never finish their fiction and theres not much we can do about it. Attention spans dont last long enough for this kind of work, thats why all sorts of people work on things like that. And there are still lots of fiction and comics? Not when they get cancelled and left after a few months!Don Tb -- 20:00

Though it's a bit late to bitch about it, the whole "Fiction:" namespace thing is incredibly bone-headed. It doesn't solve any obvious problem and create tons of dumb red links no one is willing to fix. Bad move. --Mr. Isotope(T|C) 20:10, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Although I do agree with the reasons Super-Yoshi gave, I'd like to add something that I believe he missed; the fact that Userpedia was seen as, at least when I joined it, a record of events that took place on the wiki. Although these days everything seems to be 100% fiction, back than people made articles about important events. Although the majority of these died with ScribbleWiki(and maybe that contributed to their being forgotten?), there are still a lot of things here that could be records, like the old Troll articles(seriously, you guys deleted Logan. Do you guys really not remember Logan?). On top of that, I know I speak for at least myself here, older users are probably going to, if they return, want to include their old characters and the things that were around here when they were in things that they make. However, with all the deleting going on, they won't be able to find information on the characters that they have forgotten or the characters' sprites.

Really, I don't see why anything old should be deleted. If anything, older things should need much better reasons to be deleted because they serve as a record of how the community acted and the kind of things they used Userpedia for years ago. If you want Userpedia to be some kind of dynamic medium in which old things must constantly be deleted to "make way for the new", I really have no way of stopped you, but I just want to say that I'm not at all inclined to make more productive edits or better fiction or whatever you're trying to make people do in doing this because of it. In fact, I'm sort of inclined to just leave. Uniju(T|C) 21:04, 21 August 2010 (UTC)


Exactly how many times have people tried to run Userpedia as a no-fun, let's-take-ourselves-seriously website again? And why do people keep trying? How many people actually take Userpedia this seriously? And really, deleting articles because they're "Too old", or the user doesn't have enough posts, or the fiction hasn't been updated in long enough?

And on that last one, anyone here a Wikipedia user? High time someone started a petition to delete the Don Quixote article... Snack(T|C) 04:34, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

CSS

Something's messed up with the CSS. I can't see the Userpedia logo on Fictionspace pages. Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png

Fiction:Adventures in the Real World <-- Try that ~(MG1)~ (Talk)
Well, it doesn't appear on Fiction:Adventures of Users/Part Four. Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png
I was just pointing out that it appears on some pages. Try to find a difference between the pages. If there isn't one we'll have to nag St00ben until he checks the database! ~(MG1)~ (Talk)

Liberate the oppressed denizens of the "Fiction" namespace and return them to the normal namespace

Since there doesn't appear to be any "Proposals" page on this site, I'll just put this here. As it says on the tin, I implore the administration of this website to liberate the oppressed denizens of the "Fiction" namespace and return them to the normal namespace where they belong and where they resided before the known Stalinist and self proclaimed fan of "Social democratic" "Activist" Ralph Nader deported them. The argument against returning them is that it would disrupt the system, preventing new fiction from appearing on the new fiction template on the main page. The whole system is out of order! It worked fine before without the "Fiction namespace". And we could actually use the search bar and FIND FICTION, which we can't anymore. The "Fiction namespace" is, in fact, the most anti-fiction thing on this site. This argument is clearly nothing but lies and communist excuses. Therefore, you should all join me now and share the fiction, you'll be free.

Support (Choose this option for freedom)

  1. Yes I support my own proposal. Snack(T|C) 20:50, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. its ugly and unneeded to sort the 10 fictions and the 50,00 fictions not being worked on groden 20:56, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I find it kind of irritating to always have to type "Fiction:" When I'm typing something new. - Don't fear the reaper, he isn't that scary.
  4. Per all. Now I see what you mean. MrConcreteDonkey (Talk)
  5. I call assy Don Tb -- 20:00
  6. Its a dumb idea and is heavily uneeded =/ --Marx Soul(T|C) 00:40, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. yea uh, we need to get rid of this asap. I know were discussing an alternative, but please first get rid of this.

Super-Yoshi

Oppose (Choose this option for Stalinist tyranny, for stealing men's souls and making them slaves)

  1. I am a well known communist in this community and I cannot help but feel that this is the proper decision. Uniju(T|C) 21:00, 10 September 2010 (UTC)


Comments (Choose this option for discussing the above proposal)

"Per Uni. Plus, if we return them to the mainspace how will we know which pages are fictions and which are not? MrConcreteDonkey (Talk)". Back in my day, we did it by thinking. Snack(T|C) 21:39, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Please don't talk about things you don't know anything about. The proposals page on this wiki was shut down by the admins, we can't have too many changes at this time. There is a reason for that, however this can remain as it is more of a petition. We did not, ever move them to the fiction namespace because of that template, the template wasn't even on our minds before I saw it and connected the dots. We moved the stuff to the fiction namespace because we wanted to increase organization, seperate the fact from the fiction. Believe it or not, we do see you people and, I can see where you went wrong here (not), we are doing something about it. However we cannot just press a button and the wiki will right itself. If you would look at the message on ralphfan's User talk page you would see the two things we're planning on and if you did your research properly and actually spoke to one of the staff members, we would have all told you the same thing. We're thinking about it. We know that there are no users who support it, frankly I'm surprised that Uni's opposing this. Now please don't talk without all the facts. A "proposal" won't speed it up anyways, all that we see are several users being asses and trying to handle everything that they know absolutely nothing about.~(MG1)~ (Talk)
"the template wasn't even on our minds before I saw it and connected the dots" Please cite a source for this. To the best of my memory, it was me who proposed that the fiction namespace be used to automatically update that template. Uniju(T|C) 23:23, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
My point was that I saw someone claim that the Fiction namespace could not be deleted because it would mess up the new fiction template. Also, I must say, lol u mad? Snack(T|C) 23:25, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Uni, I just remember talking to someone57 about DPL coding it so I assumed it was my idea X_X. Anyways, if you say so I won't check the forum, all credit to you. And Snack, yes I am mad, mad that you guys think we are just robots who go around passing decisions and ignoring the user's responses, we have feelings, I am on chat for more or less five hours a day, I can see the complaints. I don't ignore them and call you guys morons, I call you morons when you do something like this and start freaking out over this stuff. I'm fine with user's telling me the idea stinks, I'm fine with users telling me the admins are idiots for doing that, I'm not fine with users doing humongous public displays of this with flawed logic on the first hand. Could you not have contacted any admin? We would have told you basically what I just said, that it is a work in progress. This is just too much. And the message over there was just more reasons, the original reason did not include that (I think...ask Uni). ~(MG1)~ (Talk)

To address a few points...
  • I came up with the (horrible) idea of fiction-space.
  • I might as well announce this now... The administrators are trying to come up with an alternative to fiction-space. I won't say much yet, but it will fix the organization problems without having so many stupid namespaces and stuff.
  • That said, it is still in the planning stages. Don't go about trying to move all the fiction into the mainspace, please. The admins will try our best to speed up the process so that we can rid ourselves of "Fiction:" as soon as we can.

Once again, apologies to everybody that were inconvenienced by the fiction-space. We realize the system doesn't work, don't think we are blind to this. Super Mario Bros. (Talk) 03:03, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Whats so wrong about a Fiction category? Don Tb -- 20:00
Nothing is wrong with a category, if one of you had spoken to us, privately or in public and suggested that, we would have loved you for it. But instead you had to take this issue way too far. ~(MG1)~ (Talk)

MG1, this is just a proposal, a discussion, we're not saying anyone's responsible for this.--Mr bones(T|C) 08:05, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

This isn't just a proposal, Mr. Bones. What you see here is only the tip of a gigantic conflict iceberg. MG1 has his reasons to react like that. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Well, I must admit the proposer has gone a "bit" too far with the freedom and slave thing. Like we're jailed or something...--Mr bones(T|C) 08:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Trust me. It's best to not get involved in a conflict you don't know anything about. Doing that will only help you achieve a lot of pain and trouble, in the web, as well as anywhere else in life. I've been there. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Well, since am new here, then maybe you're right.--Mr bones(T|C) 08:54, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for understanding. I just don't want anyone uninvolved to get caught in the crossfire. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Mr Bones, please discover satire. Snack(T|C) 20:34, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Guess whoooooo? Blade Bro.(T|C)

Welcome back! :) NeuDroid.jpgNeu(c|e|t) 23:32, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

We have nothing to do with Kojima Productions, so...

How come on Recent Changes, the icon I see there is the FOX Unit symbol? - Don't fear the reaper, he isn't that scary.

I don't see that. Disappoint. Hi! 愛子ダム Ain't it cute?

Forum

This looks a lot like a lazy version of a help desk forum. In other words, it looks bad and messy.Pikdude(T|C) 00:16, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

oic --Saria(T|C) 01:05, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
That's nice to know, but could you keep negative comments to yourself? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Marioguy1 (Talk)
I think it was a request to make it better Don Tb -- 20:00
No problem, I'll just do that *clicks the make better button*. I hate it when people just come on and flat out insult something I care about. No matter if they have logic, he basically just came here and said "This looks a lot like a lazy version of a help desk forum. In other words, it looks bad and messy." Yes, I weeded out all the non-insulting parts of his original statement for that quote :). If he means "could you improve it" he could say that instead of "it sucks". ~(MG1)~ (Talk)
Haha Wow stop the drama! It's just a random kiddo who said it! Shouldn't really get into you or offend you. >_> User:Castle Toad

I'm an angry overreacting MG1 D:< Marioguy1 (Talk)

I'm not just some random kid, I'm Pikdude! I was active at the original userpedia! I am offended.Pikdude(T|C) 23:58, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Why hello there, Mr. Pikedude. :) -GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)


And this is related to the forum how? And why are you offended? Ralph.pngRalphfanOrganized ChaosRalph.png

Hey Pikdude! You're a random kid from the first userpedia? O_O. But still a random kid :). Marioguy1 (Talk)
not mwuserpedia, but scribblewiki Don Tb -- 20:00

Pikdude: I comprehend and fully accept the fact that you personally are discontent with the look and feel of our forum, however I find that your attitude is more that which would be proper if you were pointing out an objective flaw in the forum's functionality(that is, there being supposed and would-be useful functionality that users were unable to access), not that of an individual whose opinion on a certain visual style differs from that of another(in this case, the administrative staff of the forum. That is, me(well, us)). In addition, even if you felt that this "messiness" was in some way an objective issue, your statement of such will go completely ignored until you put forward, not even how you think we should fix it(aren't I merciful?), but simply what you think, specifically, is wrong. The administrative staff will be more than willing to value and take into account your opinion if you put forward some guise of reasoning.

And, Marioguy1: I realize that, in your opinion, as long as no one communicates with others on the subject of an issue(that is, no one acknowledges that anyone but themselves see it as an issue) then the issue may as well not exist, but in my(and I simply can't help but hope, many others') opinion, if there is any sort of problem with something that it is plausible to in some way remedy or even dull the effects of, it is each individual's responsibility to do everything they can to fix it(in this case, the only way he could do this was to inform the staff).

And, Pikdude again: no one cares about seniority here. At least, I don't. But since you seem to, I'll have you know, in case you've forgotten, I, as well, was active at the original Userpedia(albeit, not the original UserWiki). Uniju(T|C) 22:15, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

I have a suggestion

I've got a suggestion for more publicity on Userpedia.

Instead of Userpedia being a wiki about The Mario wiki, why don't we change it to the wiki about wikis? Then, we can present it towards the NIWA, and we'll get users from all over contributing towards the wiki, making it more active, and also helping the alliance, by providing somewhere for the users to chill and hang out. It's something to consider. - -- Kill Joys! Make Some Noise! - Dr. Death Defying The future is bulletproof!

It was already considered, and rejected by the admins. --Saria(T|C) 01:58, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

why is everything blue?

Per the section title. DekuFuzzy27 (Talk)

...Haven't you seen the news? Userpedia has a new skin, made by Uniju. I did even like it. Oh, and our site address is now http://userpedia.adriels.com/wiki/. --Mario Fan 123(T|C) 20:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't even see what you're on about, 'cause I use the modern skin in "My Preferences". :P Dark Shines {DS2}(T|C) EDIT: 0_0 I see what you mean now...that blue is slightly eye-hurty... 20:25, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
The saturation of the blue could probably be turned down a bit, yes. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

About Userpedia's policies regarding the hosting of content created by it's users.

Today, I received this log from MG1;

<Edofenrir>: The sprites were taken from Userpedia
<Edofenrir>: They are ours
<Edofenrir>: that's why Userpedia administration has a say in this.

Ignoring the fact that this was apparently meant to be said to me, but via MG1 instead of directly, for reasons I am unable to comprehend... I would like to publicly, and to all the entire administrative team of this website, inquire as to what Userpedia's official policies regarding the hosting of content created by it's users actually is. If it is true that Userpedia claims ownership to the concepts, texts, and images uploaded to it's servers, I will cease uploading any of my content to this website and kindly ask that you turn ownership of everything I have uploaded back over to me, as well as delete any instances of it from the site. Uniju(T|C) 23:04, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

I love the fact that you left out the other lines of that quote:
<Edofenrir>: But I claim that the sprite inquestion was made by me, and I only submitted it to userpedia.
Don't manipulate quotes plz Marioguy1 (Talk)
I'm confused. Does this mean I don't own the Three Mushketeers? I mean, I know all of the characters are owned by Nintendo anyway. - Mason
You still own your story, don't worry. This is merely a dragged-out misunderstanding. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)


Ok, so I casually said this in a channel unrelated to Userpedia while MG1 was present, and for some reason he quoted me. I see that. Saying something like this without putting much thought into it was stupid of me, I admit that, but it was never meant to be an official statement. So, let me rephrase what you just quoted.
Userpedia does not claim ownership of anything hosted on this site. The full rights to the image remain with whoever had them before uploading anything. This was a misformulation on my part for which I am to be held responsible, and for which I apologize. What I meant with this sentence was this: Users have the right to upload sprites to Userpedia at their leisure. When doing so, they are given the choice to make them publicly usable, or only usable with explicit permission from the original uploader. If, for whatever reason, somebody picks the latter option, it is our, the administrators' job to make sure to protect these sprites against illegitimate uses. If we detect such an illegitimate use of one of the sprites hosted on our site, we have to take all actions we can to make sure the illegitimately used sprite is taken down. If the offender does not comply with this request, we see it as our right to revoke the user's contributive rights for violating our policy.
Is this statement clear enough for you? - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)
Thank you for clearing this up. I also think the disclaimer page (which is currently empty) should have this notice and also something about how the original Mario characters are property of Nintendo. I also understand the sprite stuff. I don't want anyone using my sprites without telling me, especially if it ends up in something racist or derogatory. On a quick unrelated note I would like to be notified if any users get mad about their role in my comics and have any issues taken down. I would replace the characters with "censored by Colgate" as a joke. :P - Mason
Yeah, we're actually planing to create a page dealing with copyright requlations and everything related. It hasn't happened yet because this site is still largely under construction/restauration, and regulations and policies are still in the middle of being put up appropriately. If we finally get to writing said page, I presume it will be more formal than my little blurb. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Help

I am Zero! Hey guys what the hell is going on with my article, it keeps saying "this article is a steaming pile of fail"? Zero signing out. Zero777 (Talk)

To be honest, I don't know whether to laugh or feel sympathy for you. I cannot see this (possibly because I can't be bothered to read five lines of the article), but maybe it's an omen that you went a little bit over the top. MrConcreteDonkey(T|C) 01:10, 6 February 2011 (PST)
Where is it saying that? I looked in its history and couldn't find it. - Puddin (T|C) PuddinSig 2014-12-20.GIF
I am Zero! The thing is gone, whatever it was. Zero signing out. Zero777 (Talk)

Won't update

Sometimes when I upload a new version of a file, the one displayed is the old version and NOT the new version I just uploaded, and it makes me wonder if it even been updated properly. Why is that? SKmarioman sig.gif

You usually need to clear your cache before you can see the changes. If you encounter this problem, try pressing F5, or CTRL + F5. - GabuGabu.png Gabumon(talk)

Categories

Is there a category for mercenaries? If not, how do you create a category? Scorpion999 - Cause when pushing comes to shove, money conquers faith and love, you can buy 'em up for nothing down. I Fight Dragons - MoneyScorpion999 Request.GIF

If you're the only one in the category, don't bother. It will have too little members and be deleted. MrConcreteDonkey(T|C) 10:19, 28 February 2011 (PST)