User talk:Xoid/arc/2006/December


  • Good work with all those disambigs last night. Got a lot done! --Revanche (admin) 10:47, 14 December 2006 (CST)
I'd like to think so, but I know otherwise. I once done about two or three hundred of the things manually, from scratch… never been quite able to equal my previous pace, not sure I want to either; it burns you out too quickly. I'm sure CJ can attest to that fact — it becomes seriously physically draining after a while, like with any work I guess. Nonetheless, thanks for the encouragement, it means a lot. --Xoid 11:34, 14 December 2006 (CST)
If I knew what the hell it is that you're being praised for doing, I would try to help :p. --The GeneralT 20:26, 14 December 2006 (CST)
It's called "work", y'know, that thing we don't do over at the UDWiki. --Xoid 02:00, 15 December 2006 (CST)
Hehe, true. Although something more specific would have been helpful. --The GeneralT 06:11, 15 December 2006 (CST)
Essentailly, ambiguity sucks. Disambiguation is the process of systematically removing it through making the first point of reference impossible to take the wrong way. For example; Atlas redirects to Atlas (disambiguation). That page tells you that "Atlas might be this 'Mech, or it might be this planet". That way you don't end up at at Atlas and go, "Hey, that's not the planet! Where's that planet's article?" Wikipedia's internal documentation about disambiguation pages and their purpose should further enlighten you to exactly what I was doing. --Xoid 07:05, 15 December 2006 (CST)

Wikipedia tag[edit]

  • Xoid, it doesn't seem to work properly with article names that include a space. I'm looking at out Chaos March article, and it seems to want to refer to either the Chaos or March article at Wikipedia. Any insight? --Revanche (admin) 11:07, 17 December 2006 (CST)


Thanks for the heads up on the alternate spellings. I didn't realize that there was more than one acceptable spelling for those words. I agree that a dictionary for BtWiki would be a good idea. Especially since there are a great number of words that are specific to the BT universe, many of which are hard to spell. I’d be happy to help create a dictionary for spell checking for the BT wiki but I have no idea how to do that. -AidanPryde 15:06, 17 December 2006 (CST)

RE: Boo[edit]

Yeah, I'm still here. I was reading some of the stuff over at Wikipedia, and I'm thinking that some of the stuff I've been doing would be more appropriate over here. I might start moving my articles here, then working on the pages here as well. Haven't decided yet, but it's good to have the choice. Scaletail 16:09, 23 December 2006 (CST)