User talk:Equivamp

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Category order[edit]

Category order is something I've struggled with since joining WikiFur, as I'm sure you've noticed. I'd do better remembering if I had a visual list somewhere to refer to. Since you've been the one following me around with a broom and dustpan this entire time, I figured I'd ask you if you could provide me with one. Equivamp - talk 17:29, 12 September 2014 (EDT)

I follow the example of our Category Lead, Sine:
  • [[Category:People]] always first
  • Activity-related categories ([[Category:Artists]], [[Category:Fursuiters]], constaff categories, guest-of-honour categories, etc, etc)
  • Species-related categories (generally main fursona)
  • Geographical categories (locations of significance - place of birth, current residence)
  • Time-related categories last (year of birth, year of death)--Higgs Raccoon (talk) 17:59, 12 September 2014 (EDT)
The basic idea is to lead with categories which are most likely to be of interest to furry readers, which are more specific to the subject, and which are more "important" considering this is an article about a person (i.e. being a comic artist is more important than being a fox character). Category:People is a bit odd given all that, but at least it's easy to remember. Also, having any scheme at all helps when scanning to see if something's been missed out in a particular section of the categories. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:27, 12 September 2014 (EDT)
Also congratulations on your recent promotion. Interstellar Shipping & Trading Co. (talk) 15:57, 28 October 2014 (EDT)

Stub tags[edit]

If I am adding a stub template to an article, where should I put it? Should it go beneath the main text and above the references/external links, like I did at Guardian Angel, or beneath all that, like at Alfa Fox? --Equivamp - talk 16:51, 10 May 2015 (EDT)

I'd suggest below everything, at least if you're using that template, as the external links are still part of the article. We also have {{Section-stub}}, which would go at the end of a section. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:53, 10 May 2015 (EDT)

All Finished![edit]

Hey there. Thanks for putting my page Kima in limbo for a bit while I made the major edits to it. I'm rather satisfied with what I've put for now and feel that it is done up enough to be put up.
I will probably have more edits done to it later on down the road, but I think at the moment, the page well enough suits it's purpose. Thanks a ton!—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kima (talkcontribs) .

No problem! If you need any other help let me know. --Equivamp - talk 19:29, 14 May 2015 (EDT)

Ocelot[edit]

Hi, could you take a look at the two comments I've posted on Talk:Ocelot (species)? Thanks. --Babou (talk) 12:13, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

I actually did try to add a video[edit]

When it auto corrected me for me to wikify it, the embed for the video was just gone. I had to go back to actually add it

posted on the LJ[edit]

please, please, PLEASE just delete that wikifur page.

Artist collectives category[edit]

Should articles in this category have "Category:Artists" removed, as this is a sub-category of the Artists category? --Equivamp - talk 02:48, 4 August 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for asking. GreenReaper pointed out "They are not individual artists, as is implied for that category." So removing those collectives articles from Category:Artists would be appropriate.

Twitch[edit]

May I ask what the point of keeping a link to a voluntarily excluded user on a disambiguation page is? All I see it doing is cluttering disambiguation pages and distressing users that have no wish to be included in the wiki. --Rasputin (talk) 14:14, 17 August 2015 (EDT)

Page removal[edit]

Hello, a friend notified me that someone has written a page about me (complete with bizarre death theories) and I would very much appreciate if it can be removed. I simply decided some years ago that I wanted to separate myself from the fandom entirely, and while I would have no problem simply editing all of the misinformation in the article myself for correctness, the issue is I really would prefer my long-removed furry presence to be as minimal as possible. It is located at http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/Abyss-Dog If needed, I am fully able to email you or DA note you from the account(s) mentioned in the Wiki as confirmation of my identity. Thanks for the help! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Abyss (talkcontribs) .

If you still have access to your "Abyss-Dog" deviantart profile, send me a note or publish a journal. --Equivamp - talk 16:33, 30 August 2015 (EDT)
Actually, nevermind, I see the profile has been changed to match what you've told me. I'll go ahead and exclude the article. --Equivamp - talk 16:36, 30 August 2015 (EDT)
You're stellar! Thank you! :) -Abyss

Will try, i am not the greatest at using wikis, another part of the problem is i tend to forget things i was going to add, and remember after id already saved. as well as catching my own typos. Thanks for the info.

DarkXander[edit]

Will try, i am not the greatest at using wikis, another part of the problem is i tend to forget things i was going to add, and remember after id already saved. as well as catching my own typos. Thanks for the info.

Gatorbox article[edit]

Why did you undo the article rewrite of the page Gatorbox? The content currently on the page is now outdated and the majority of the people mentioned on it haven't been involved for nearly three years. Also, I ask that you please avoid using the website's former name as the original producers still own it and requested that we no longer use it for marketing/etc. Please restore it to the version that was live as per my last revision please, thanks. AndreKon (talk) 20:15, 6 April 2016 (EDT)

I think the problem was you didn't edit the original article and move it to a new name - you just created a new article and then redirected it. Equivamp attempted to fix that by restoring the old article and removing it to the new name, but this caused the "new" article to be deleted. I have restored your newer version of the article, although it may of course be edited further by others. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:29, 6 April 2016 (EDT)
Gotcha, I apologize if that edit set off any internal alarms for things like vandalism, etc. No harm intended. I guess it goes without saying, but like a lot of users here I'm not very experienced with Wiki editing, at least not this kind of Wiki. I don't mind the accessibility of the article itself or anything, but I had gotten a heads up from the former producers that they wanted me to help clean up the footprint of their original domain name and all that. I'll do a bit more poking around since there are some things marked "citation needed" now. Thanks for the revert! :) AndreKon (talk) 20:32, 6 April 2016 (EDT)
It was probably just a matter of not noticing that the copy-and-paste had in fact been a copy-and-edit. Just bear in mind that the original domain name is one fact which may be edited back in by others as a historical note. WikiFur's primary goal is to record information of interest to furry fans - we are not "your marketing", and as a WikiFur editor you should not remove information just because you feel it is in the interest of domain-holders (or you) to do so. While the owners might now use that domain name for something else, we may still wish to record the fact that the website was once there. It might, for example, be useful to access copies of the website at an earlier date at the Internet Archive - these might in turn substantiate the launch date claims, etc. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:49, 6 April 2016 (EDT)
Yeah, I actually didn't realize much more than the name had been changed. --Equivamp - talk 10:17, 8 April 2016 (EDT)

Anthrophilia[edit]

I've changed the block on Anthrophilia to a week. A year seemed excessive for what a less experienced user might consider good faith edits. Once the block expires, if this user resumes making the same sort of edits without engaging in discussion, I'd suggest doubling the length of the block. --mwalimu (talk) 14:04, 1 July 2016 (EDT)

Okay, gotcha. --Equivamp - talk 14:08, 1 July 2016 (EDT)

Request to Exclude "Naskatan Vaako Avalon"[edit]

Hello, I am requesting the removal of the "Naskatan Vaako Avalon" wikifur page. The page, while originally added by myself a long while back, is heavily outdated, contains personal information, and due to my long lack of use of the page, I would like to see that the page be permanently excluded. Should you require confirmation of this request, I can be contacted via many sources simply under the name "Naskatan".—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Naskatan (talkcontribs) .

Done. --Equivamp - talk 11:35, 29 August 2016 (EDT)

Request to Exclude "Cammy"[edit]

Please remove the article "Cammy." I originally created the page in 2013 and the information is contained is now outdated and the information that is not outdated is considered sensitive. I am no longer as public as I used to be and would like for this page to be removed. Thank you.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lambda (talkcontribs) .

Done. --Equivamp - talk 20:53, 30 October 2016 (EDT)

Paddington[edit]

Since you already wrote the section on History of Fur Affinity, Dragoneer posted another journal about the Paddington DMCA, maybe you could use this to expand the section a little more. --V. CA (talk) 23:25, 8 December 2016 (EST)

Thanks! --Equivamp - talk 23:50, 8 December 2016 (EST)
I created a Paddington Bear article incorporating some of your text from the History of Fur Affinity article, although I didn't use much of it as the text was mostly about Dragoneer's reaction to the takedown. --V. CA (talk) 20:18, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Request of Deletion[edit]

Hi, I excluded and protected the article about you (which also prevents anyone except Colleagues seeing the edit history). I can change the username of your account, but first I need to know what you'd like it to be changed to. --Equivamp - talk 17:16, 17 December 2016 (EST)

Thanks a million, Equivamp. You can change it to anything you desire. Edit: Good game. Sincerely, Anything You Desire.

Deleting my sona page?[edit]

been recently harassed by people lately was looking to try to get my page deleted. Can you do that?

Anime Edits[edit]

You removed over two dozen anime without even taking the time to review them individually... after I spent an hour adding them in. You better hope athiests are right; I added in a warning on the Soul Eater - Immortal Werewolf, named Free entry that if anyone removed that entry in particular, I'd hunt them down in the afterlife and eat their effing soul myself. I was entirely serious. I'm going to add some anime in, one more time, while conscientiously removing the apparently unacceptable note I added to the top of the list requesting as many people as possible to add in any furry anime they think of - i.e., in doing so, gong AGAINST the GOAL of Wikifur (none of what I posted, including the soon to come edit, violating that Not For Wikifur page I read over, nor the rules of the Anime page's selection)). Following that, if the page is unilaterally reverted even one more time without somebody taking at least the amount of time I put in to contribute in order to go over every change themself and make sure it is proper, I WILL randomly come back, at any point it amuses me, using any VPN I must, and FUCK with any page on Wikifur I randomly hit up - focusing on entries on the anime page and randomly testing out my mettle as I learn to perform DDoS attacks, on the page itself. So you've been warned. And warn any other mods that think they have a monopoly on the furry community to review any changes they make carefully, particularly when they erase a large deal of work without even trying to do their JOB, self appointed or not, to review it. I thank you for at least sending a message in response - THIS time, unlike the douche that erased anime previously... several of which were simply submissions that had ALREADY been made, and were in that unit I've been setting aside at the bottom, and had merely reformatted to match the standard layout - and if you had left even SOME of the anime I added (particularly Fairy Tail) I wouldn't be resorting to such plebian threats. There is a CHANGE LOG that lays out EVERY CHANGE MADE. You lazy, arrogant, information suppressing asshats should USE IT.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2605:a601:48d:1200:6006:eeb2:a53a:f9a (talkcontribs) .

Lol, you fucking did it. I wonder how many months it will take, and which will come first: me learning to DDoS; me learning to hack a server and clear a website; or me learning to track an IP and hack its PC? I'd suggest you petition them to remove the "Random Page" button. It will make this so much easier for you.

Indefinite IP blocks[edit]

Please don't use indefinite IP blocks on IP addresses used for DHCP pools, as it may inadvertently block other users after the need for the block has passed. Even for servers, IP addresses may change hands, but it happens on a near-daily basis for addresses used for IPv4 addresses shared by DSL and mobile subscribers. --GreenReaper(talk) 11:01, 5 February 2017 (EST)

I'll keep that in mind, but I'll admit I don't really know how to check that. --Equivamp - talk 22:08, 6 February 2017 (EST)
You can just search for the IP address and click links until you get to a whois result for that IP address, but if you want to be more precise, go to https://apps.db.ripe.net/search/ and select "Search resource objects in all available databases", then enter the address into the query box (not the one at the top right) and hit "Search". That should give you the full address block which that address was allocated from (as "route") and the organization responsible for it. You can usually find out fairly quickly whether it's an residential ISP or a server host by searching on the name. If it's clearly a server, it might be worth blocking the entire block for a year, because we shouldn't have edits from servers. If it's an ISP - and it's actually necessary to block, not just revert and warn - block the individual IP address for hours/days/weeks as appropriate. If that doesn't work, try moving up to the IP range block(s) [e.g. "1.2.3.4/23") they used as identified by the query results, but I'd suggest only blocking for a few days/weeks unless absolutely necessary because others using those IP addresses won't be able to edit - that can be up to 65536 addresses per block for a /16. Also, be aware that a range-block message will be shown to anyone from that range who clicks "edit", not just the person who caused the range to be banned. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:01, 6 February 2017 (EST)

I would like my page removed[edit]

I made my page many years ago when I was active in the fandom. I have now moved on with my life and would like to separate all my real life information from my fursona. The site logged me out, so this is Hyss.