User talk:Orwell84


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-- New user message (talk) 04:46, 23 December 2014 (PST)


Hi Orwell84, I've seen your recent edits and I like them. They're usually big additions to the articles in question, and well-written. So, as a token of my appreciation and hopes that you will continue in this fashion, have an award. Substantial Addition Award, 1st ribbon Oh, and welcome to Sarna by the way! :) Cheers, Frabby (talk) 07:20, 14 January 2015 (PST)

Thank you kindly Frabby , much appreciated! :)


Hy Orwell84, i undo your revison on the 3074 page, please take a look here Policy:Year Pages--Doneve (talk) 05:58, 20 January 2015 (PST)

Awards Board[edit]

Hi, i installed the awards board to your user page.--Doneve (talk) 03:10, 26 January 2015 (PST)03:10, 26 January 2015 (PST)

Turning Points article[edit]

While I do agree with the article you created in principle, I propose to extend its scope to all Turning Points products, i.e. to include the Jihad Turning Points and Operational Turning Points products. The "main" article would be Turning Points, and Jihad/Historical/Operational turning points would be redirects to that article. What do you think? Frabby (talk) 02:22, 8 February 2015 (PST)

Good idea Frabby, I agree. I'll fill out a generic Turning Points article with the Historicals and add the other series over the coming week when I get time. That way anyone who's interested can find a list of all the Turning Points PDFs and what each of them deals with. Orwell84 (talk) 03:13, 9 February 2015 (PST)


Yo Orwell84,

Intelser, interesting little nugget of fluff I have never heard of before.. Don't forget that you need to back things up with refs or it falls flat on its face!--Dmon (talk) 04:37, 14 November 2018 (EST)

Thanks for the heads up Dmon! I've gone back and fleshed out the article.--Orwell84 (talk) 02:38, 15 November 2018 (EST)


Morning Orwell84 (or what ever time it is where you are),

As one of a crop of new editors on the wiki I would like your thoughts on something that has knock on effects about handling future new products. How we handle new products.--Dmon (talk) 05:46, 28 November 2018 (EST)


Hey Orwell,

I would like to present you an award for your recent articles on the Mosiro Archipelago and Draconis Reach. These are fine examples of the kind of work the wiki needs more of.

All Purpose Award, 1st ribbon I have alsk added the award to your awards board.--Dmon (talk) 07:15, 5 February 2019 (EST)

Thanks Dmon :)--Orwell84 (talk)

Bloodnamed Warriors[edit]

Hi Orwell,

I deleted the Trent entry in the Howell (Bloodname)‎‎, as here we only list Bloodnamed Warriors, and Trent never attained that honor.--Pserratv (talk) 02:58, 20 February 2019 (EST)


I just want you to know that I have nominated you for an award in the 2019 Founder's Awards for your work on the wiki last year. Dmon (talk) 09:36, 16 February 2020 (EST)

Thanks Dmon, much appreciated! Hopefully my work's been of use to other fans :)--Orwell84 (talk)
Well deserved! Nicjansma (talk) 21:12, 7 July 2020 (EDT)

Affiliation in character articles[edit]

Hey Orwell,

Good work on the Yori Kurita article, I am glad somebody is doing some work on the Dark Age Draconis Combine stuff because really do not enjoy Ilsa J. Bicks writing.

Anyway, what I want to ask you though is on characters like Yori list the affiliation as House Kurita rather than the Draconis Combine. My personal pet project involves tracing as many noble families as I can. Part of that involves seperating House and State. Normal people are listed as loyal to the state but nobles are loyal to the family first, in a similar way to modern politicians look after themselves first.--Dmon (talk) 22:06, 20 May 2020 (EDT)

No worries Dmon, I'll keep that in mind for future House-specific characters. I've only just reached Daughter of the Dragon in my MWDA collection so I've only seen Yori in Sword of Sedition and Fortress Republic so far. Hopefully I'll have Yori's article updated with both plus ER3145 and Shattered Fortress by next week, and then I'll add from Bick's novels as I reach them.Orwell84 (talk) 23:39, 21 May 2020 (EDT)


Cheers for catching my screw-up on Spotlight On: Schmidt’s Petraries, no Idea why I made an article as a TtS product!--Dmon (talk) 05:01, 10 June 2020 (EDT)

No worries Dmon, easy error to make when you're churning out fifty new articles :)--Orwell84 (talk)

Operation TIAMAT[edit]

Good job. Your solid article creation within only one edit reveals a bit of your preparation method.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 07:08, 23 May 2021 (EDT)

Thanks Revanche. I like to try getting something like that done in one or two edits rather than leave a messy half-done page.--Orwell84 (talk)

Clearing Update Needed Banner[edit]

Iota Galaxy (Clan Jade Falcon): thank you. That was there for 6+ years, so good on you for clearing that up with the needed info. Maybe you found your calling here? Updating long-outdated articles?--Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:14, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

No worries. I'm actually doing articles at random, when I can, and focusing somewhat on updates from the Dark Age. But if there's a way to identify the longest running pages needing updates, I'll chip away at those.--Orwell84 (talk)
Just over 1500+ pages for you to choose from. This is really the best source, but it, unfortunately, won't tell you length of time wearing the Update Needed template. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 09:02, 29 May 2021 (EDT)

Marik Civil War (31st c.)[edit]

Good solid improvement of the article. --Revanche (talk|contribs) 06:33, 7 June 2021 (EDT)


Are you on the Discord server? Are you willing to register there? I'd like to have a real-time chat with you about a request I'd like to make.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 13:44, 13 June 2021 (EDT)

No worries, just signed up. What's a good time for you? I'm on Australian Eastern Standard Time so I'm about 17 hours ahead of the West Coast and 20 hours ahead of the East Coast--Orwell84 (talk)
I think that puts you in the same timezone as NZ Standard, right (...but that can't be correct)? I'm East Coast US (and retired), so hit me up whenever you can. I did DM you over there.--Revanche (talk|contribs) 13:18, 15 June 2021 (EDT)

Smoke Jag Crest[edit]

Hi Orwell, I finally noticed you reverted the Smoke Jaguar crest to an older version. I had uploaded the newest "plain" symbol from a recent canon source over the top of a fan-created image that had been there for almost 10 years. That fan-created image was then deleted (hence the confusion I'm sure). That being said, when changing images, please be sure the source is updated if necessary. This helps verify that the image is legit. In this case, no source was originally listed for the original version, so I just went with the new image with known source. I just replaced the old version with a higher quality one with known source. Faction symbols are something I hope to clean up considerably, it's just going to take time. --Cache (talk)

No worries Cache, I'll keep that in mind in future.--Orwell84