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Grynd

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Welcome to World of Warcraft Answers!
Welcome to World of Warcraft Answers, Grynd. WoWAnswers Wiki logo
Thanks for contributing! I hope you join in and ask or answer some more questions.

You can find the new questions on the ActivityFeed page.

Why not edit your profile and tell us more about yourself?
If you need any help, have a look at World of Warcraft Answers:Templates, Help:Wikianswers or leave a message on my talk page.
--Fandyllic (talkcontribs) 6:47 AM UTC 21 Dec 2014


Great job! Edit

Thanks for all your hard work. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:33 PM PST 8 Jun 2010

Thank you, it's my pleasure! Just learning how to use the templates atm, I am learning from your edits. I see between us we've answered another 1% of the questions tonight, nice to see that number going up for a change xD --Grynd (talk) 06:51, June 9, 2010 (UTC)
Just put the new {{Welcome-message-user}} here. It now has a link to page that lists templates. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:41 AM PST 9 Jun 2010
Aha, thanks for pointing that out! Didn't get the welcome message when I first joined so hadn't read it properly =) As for the message on WoWWiki, yes rollback rights would be very helpful! I see there's a bit of vandalism and things still to clean up so that would be great!
I didn't get a notification of a message, which is a bit annoying, so thanks for poking me on WoWWiki aswell =P --Grynd (talk) 22:02, June 9, 2010 (UTC)
Strange, I got a notification on Community Wikia that you left me a message on this wiki, so it sort of works, just not within WoW.Answers. I think the skin screws it up. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 3:29 PM PST 9 Jun 2010

Red template usage Edit

Yeah, {{red}} is a tricky one. You need to use it like this: {{subst:red}} -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 3:27 PM PST 9 Jun 2010

Congrats Edit

Looks like Darkpsy made you a Manager (sysop)! Don't go wild... ;-) -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:09 AM PST 13 Jun 2010

Thanks for continuing to answer questions and such... Edit

I've been kind of ambivalent about contributing to Wikia wikis lately, so I haven't been doing as much.

I'm still around, though. So, if you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2:40 PM PST 18 Oct 2010

WoWWiki templates conversion to WoWPedia... Edit

I made a first attempt at converting {{ww}}. Please test it. If it works well, I'll convert the others. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8:46 PM PST 22 Oct 2010

Just looked at the examples on the template page. It's putting a '+' in spaces rather than underscore. Other than that it seems to work fine. --Grynd (talk) 00:48, October 25, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry it took awhile t get back to this. I think I fixed the problem and I updated the rest of the templates that I could think of: {{wwpage}}, {{wwitem}}, {{wwnpc}}, {{wwquest}}. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 4:46 PM PST 29 Oct 2010

New Wikia Look Edit

I tried to fix up some of the text and link colors. See MediaWiki:Wikia.css. Mess around with it if you want. If you just want to experiment with your personal look, edit Special:MyPage/wikia.css. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:53 AM PST 16 Nov 2010

How are you doing? Edit

Thanks for continuing to answer questions. My attention has been scattered around various other wikis, so I haven't been visiting enough, but I'm still watching out for this wiki.

If you have any questions or need any help, leave a message on my Community talk page. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 2:34 PM PST 7 Dec 2010

Popular Answered questions Edit

I added this list on the main page. To make answers show up in this list, just add them to the Popular answered questions category or tag ([[Category:Popular answered questions]]). The current flaw in this method is that if a question is wiped out (setting it back to an unanswered question), it will not remove itself from the Popular answered questions category.

Is that what you wanted? -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8:57 AM PST 10 Dec 2010

The list should now exclude Un-answered questions. They will stay in the Popular answered questions category, but at least not appear in the main page list. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9:45 AM PST 10 Dec 2010
>Replied on w:c:community:User_talk:Fandyllic#Answers_Idea --Grynd (talk) 09:09, December 11, 2010 (UTC)
Glad it works like you wanted. I created {{popular}} which will add an answered question to the Category:Popular answered questions. I wish Wikia gave us a way to tell which questions people looked at the answers for most. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 3:16 AM PST 11 Dec 2010

User page screwup Edit

Wikia is messing with lots of things either as part of the MediaWiki 1.16.1 engine upgrade or just their usual random BS. Use Special:Contact and report the problem. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 8:28 AM PST 26 Jan 2011

Maybe answers improvements coming Edit

I hope you're still around and doing okay. See Forum:Would you like to try something on your answers site. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9 Mar 2011 8:26 AM Pacific

Template reversions to WoWWiki ones Edit

WoWWiki should be more on par with Wowpedia now. If you find that you're running into alot of things that are an issue, I can point them back to Wowpedia. You can also just go to WoWWiki general forum and start a post with missing things and I'll make sure they get filled in.

Wikia is generally unhappy with WoW answers pointing to Wowpedia, but I re-pointed the templates before because I thought Wowpedia would be far and away better updated. I've been doing some spot checks over the last few months and the two sites just have different areas of strength and weakness. Neither is clearly better. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10 Mar 2011 11:33 AM Pacific

I guess for the issues that appears as questions here, Wowpedia pages tend to be better. I will talk to the other WoWWiki admins about focusing on different things. Most of them are focused on items, NPCs, quests and zones. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10 Mar 2011 6:31 PM Pacific

New skin changeover Edit

It looks like the newer skin got put on WoW Answers. I uploaded a new wordmark. If you're getting burnt out on this wiki, I'll spend more time here and try to encourage WoWWiki users to contribute answers. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 26 Mar 2011 7:24 AM Pacific
WoW Answers Wiki-wordmark

Supporting both WoWWiki and Wowpedia links Edit

There are now WoWWiki and Wowpedia link templates for every type. I also updated World of Warcraft Answers:Style Guide and World of Warcraft Answers:Templates.

For WoWWiki: {{ww}}, {{wwpage}}, {{wwitem}}, {{wwnpc}}, or {{wwquest}}.
For Wowpedia: {{wwp}}, {{wwppage}}, {{wwpitem}}, {{wwpnpc}}, or {{wwpquest}}.

So you can use either or just Wowpedia ones, if that's what you prefer. I was going to use wp for Wowpedia, but that is sometimes used for Wikipedia, so I used wwp as the standard prefix. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 26 Mar 2011 8:21 AM Pacific

Networking training spam Edit

I talked to one of the VSTF guys about this spam and they said they'd look into it, but I guess they either didn't do anything or couldn't find a way to successfully block it. It's very strange spam too, because it almost never has links or web site names. I'll contact VSTF again. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 1 May 2012 6:30 AM Pacific

Alright, thanks :) I vaguely remember that on the main answers wiki certain xxx words are blocked from question creations to prevent spam, so I'm sure it's possible but I don't know how it's done. Could you also ask them to run a bot to delete all the spam questions that are on here (and possibly protect the pages afterwards)? I've deleted plenty but they seem to be endless so I'm losing the will to live :P --Grynd (talk) 14:40, May 1, 2012 (UTC)
I found the blacklist I think: MediaWiki:TitleBlacklist. You have to be really careful with words you pick, but take a look. You can try to test questions with those words in them also. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 1 May 2012 8:32 AM Pacific
I tested a couple of questions but it doesn't seem to be blocking anything. 5 more questions have also popped up in the meanwhile with those keywords in. --Grynd (talk) 12:31, May 3, 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the intrusion, but I'd be happy to help you with the title blacklist. The blacklist is case-insensitive, so you don't need to use the square brackets, like [aA] or [zZ]. Unless you specify a specific position in the question, the keywords will always match, so you don't need the asterisks either. I am not me (talk) 01:53, December 7, 2013 (UTC)
The filter doesn't take effect right away (it can take up to 15 minutes) and doesn't stop admins from creating pages that break the filter (or other users from editing pages that already exist). That's why it didn't appear to work for you. I am not me (talk) 14:55, December 7, 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't think of that, thank you. --Grynd (talk) 17:06, December 7, 2013 (UTC)

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Still around Edit

Sorry, I have been mostly been ignoring WoW Answers, but don't hesitate to reach out to me, if you need help with anything. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 28 Feb 2014 9:45 AM Pacific

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