User talk:GreenReaper/Technical6

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This is an archive page, covering technical/howto issues discussed on my user talk page from 22 July 2006 to 9 June 2007. Please do not edit this page - if you wish to bring up a topic, copy the relevant portion into a new section on the current page. Thanks! --GreenReaper(talk)


Ok, so i guess the question is, why is there a norn running around on the furry edit link ... it seems to hide if I try to interact directly. Do you have more info? -- Amar Shadowpaws 14:25, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

I think his name is Hebe. He followed me over from the Creatures Wiki. I've not had the time to catch him and release him back into the wild yet. Besides, he likes to help out - he's done a good job at finishing off the stubs people leave around. --GreenReaper(talk) 18:04, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

infoboxes ?[edit]

I copied Wikipedia:Template:Infobox Webcomic to Template:Infobox webcomic because I thought having webcomic infoboxes (such as the one at Wikipedia:Aozora) would be nice. The template partially works (example at User:EarthFurst). I'm guessing the rest of that template doesn't work because WikiFur doesn't have Template:If ? WP has Wikipedia:Template:If. --EarthFurst 05:22, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

According to Splarka, it's due to a problem with tables and parserfunctions on Wikia. He going to try fixing it . . . --GreenReaper(talk) 05:34, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
Hmm, the infobox was working beautifully at TwoKinds, but doesn't seem to be working now. I've posted question to wikia's Help desk on the matter . I'm reverting TwoKinds until the error is resolved. I'll be re-checking User:EarthFurst to see when the infox starts working again. --EarthFurst 05:03, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Recategorization of List of convention acronyms[edit]

I don't see why this fits better with Category:Convention terms than Category:Conventions when it seems to fit the Conventions cat just as well as List of furs who were married at a furry con or List of conventions by attendance (both of which are in Category:Conventions), since like those two, its a sort of comparison/reference list between different conventions, as opposed to Category:Convention terms which seems to be a list of general terms used within a convention. --Chibiabos 21:12, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

OK. Change it back if you wish. My view was that an acronym was a convention term, but I can can see your side too. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:59, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Hey hey[edit]

Well I had some problems with creating the article of our new Polish Furries forum and website, but I'm good now.

Say would t be a problem for you to place an info about Polska Strefa Furry on the main page? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TerrisRacoon (talkcontribs) .

I will update our Did you know? section on the front page, and include a link to that page, as it is interesting to know about new forums.
Oh, and a couple of tips - you should not remove a message on a talk page after you have saved it - it should be left on the page so that the person can reply. Otherwise there is no record, and it looks as if there has been no message, which is confusing when the window pops up saying "you have new messages". :-) Also, you can sign your name on Talk: pages with this: ~~~~. It gives this sort of result: --GreenReaper(talk) 08:32, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Need help putting up an article[edit]

I want to put up an essay that's under the GNU Free Docement Lisence, and I want to ask for a little bit of tips on how to do it before I actually do it. Or even how I'm suppose to do it. --Foxpaws 00:52, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Could you be more specific about what you're trying to do? If you have a GFDL essay from another place, then in general it's fine to just copy it here into a new page as long as you give attribution for the people who wrote it (for example, with Wikipedia you would link to the history page) and preferably link back to the original source. Of course, it would have to fit the topic of the wiki, and be neutral in tone. If it was not neutral (whether or not you wrote it), you should probably avoid putting it in the main namespage - it should go a subpage of your User: space - e.g User:Foxpaws-zupe/Article name - and it should have a note up at the top similar to that of the personal-article template. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:22, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Hey! I'll be alright, I guess. I'll fix the entries up s'more later.

I should remember to tag that 'minor edit' box more often. *nods*

Thank you

Spam cleanup script[edit]

I have no idea if that was a valid spam cleanup script or if it was an elaborately created vandalism technique, but either way, it was blanking whole pages rather than just removing "spam" links (which weren't actually spam), so I blocked it temporarily. Feel free to unblock it if it isn't actually something trying to erase the whole Wiki. ;3 Spaz Kitty 02:42, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Furcadia origins?[edit]

I am not trying to be a pain in the rear here, but I wonder about the claim on the furcadia article that says that it has been around since 1996. I was following this stuff back in the late nineties and I was pretty surprised to hear that. Wolfhome was one of the first websites featuring multi-user chat and I don't remember being around. We were running a company by 2000. While I didn't do an exhaustive search, I am surprised that a furry chat site that would have been a direct competitor to Wolfhome escaped me. Wolfhome started on Gre7g Luterman's site,, back on October 31st, 1999.

The other thing that I discovered is that the whois record for was created in 1999 (see below). Add to that a web search on the "Wayback Machine", which tracks websites back to the mid nineties, which shows that in 1999, was a placeholder site:*/

Here's that whois record:


  767 Sam Bass Rd
  Round Rock, TX 78680-1048
  Domain Name: FURCADIA.COM
  Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
     767 Sam Bass Rd
     Round Rock, TX 78680-1048
     +358407672478 fax: +358427672478

  Record expires on 03-Feb-2011.
  Record created on 03-Feb-1999.
  Database last updated on 10-Oct-2006 21:10:34 EDT.
  Domain servers in listed order:

None of that is meant to take away from the current success of furcadia, but I wonder what supports the claim that they were running a website back in 1996?

Here's the web archive for*/

BTW, thanks for providing this great site focusing on the Furry community!


Hi there, underdog! The claim is that they were running Furcadia (the client-based MMO experience) since 1996, not (the website), and I think it is substantiated by this thread from May 1999 in which Dr. Cat states in passing that it "opened two and a half years ago". There is also this website ( from December 1998, at which point they appear to already have had 400,000 visits.
As for the website - you're welcome! I didn't exactly do it by myself, though - you can thank the people here, along with the hundreds of other editors for filling it with content. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 02:48, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

I have readed that you use Openbsd to host the wiki[edit]

Hello Greenreaper, thanks for your work on this Furry Wiki, I am trying to install mediawiki on openbsd, but can not login on mediawiki, can you help me? after i have logged in sucessfully, then i try to use the preferences page and it say that i am not logged in

thanks in advance. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aureliof (talkcontribs) .

I'm afraid I don't really have any idea why that is not working for you, other than that possibly you do not have sessions or cookies setup properly in your browser or web server. I do not administrate the server side of WikiFur, and so I know little of the details of hosting it. --GreenReaper(talk) 08:16, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

That was odd[edit]

I see that earlier today you blocked User: It struck me as odd that there have also been a couple of good edits from the very similar address User: (knowing that sometimes a vandal who gets blocked will simply switch to a different workstation, which often has a very similar IP; this time, however, that did not appear to be the case).

Then I tried to make a couple of edits, while logged in, and was told that I couldn't because my IP address,, has been blocked. I found this really odd, since I was logged in, I have admin privs, and on top of it all, the IP address of the machine I connect from doesn't look anything like that (and just to be sure, I checked with ). I retried a couple of times, and my edit finally took - not sure what changed, but there you go.

Then finally, I ran nslookup on, and it returned I tried and it returned Curioser and curioser. Is there something funky going on at that's causing incoming edits to look like they came from their server instead of the actual originating user or IP address? --mwalimu 18:57, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

It does indeed seem odd. I've also recieved two separate messages about this from other users. Unblocked this for now. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:26, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
I got a response from John Q. over on the Wikia mailing list saying that this is fixed/will be fixed shortly. --Douglas Muth 00:25, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Hmm. Maybe not quite fixed yet, I had trouble getting that edit to go through... --Douglas Muth 00:29, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome ^^[edit]

Hey, thanks for the welcome to WikiFur. This is my first time actually registering for a Wiki community, so it'll be a learning experience, but I'm looking forward to adding what I can, when I can. Oh, question -- how do I reply to things on my Talk page? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by IanKeith (talkcontribs) .

Welcome to wiki, then, too. :-) You can reply to others in the way you did just now. You should generally sign your names when on talk pages, though, so that people know who left the message without going to the history. You can use ~~~~ for this, or just ~~~ if you don't want the date. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:54, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

timeline tag[edit]

Hi. I just solve timeline bug and you can use it again --Inez 10:10, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you, Inez! --GreenReaper(talk) 12:47, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

How to do bot vandal rollbacks[edit]

In cases of mass vandalism (page blanking and the like) it is acceptable to use the "bot" rollback method. To do this, go to the user's contribution page by clicking their name or IP address in the userlist, then add &bot=1 to the URL (or ?bot=1 if there is no ? already in the URL). Press enter to reload that URL, and then just open all the rollback links in new tabs. This will give the initial edit a "bot" flag, so that only your revert will be visible in recent changes. --GreenReaper(talk) 19:04, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I'll do it that way next time. By the way, when responding to a user talk comment like this, is there a way to have the thread automatically replicated in the other user's talk page? I've always done it by manually copying the response in both places. --mwalimu 19:09, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
Not that I know of. Would be nice! --GreenReaper(talk) 19:11, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

'twas fun playing with you furries. -- 19:23, 27 October 2006 (UTC) =)

Redirecting articles?[edit]

I was poking around in the Templates section to see how I could re-direct a link that currently goes nowhere to an article that is relevant. I wanted to link "Ace of Spades" and "Morrigan's War" to the "Empires" article but could not see a way to do it..? Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kette' Barona (talkcontribs) .

To do that, go to the pages Ace of Spades and Morrigan's War and put #REDIRECT [[Empires]] in there. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:22, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikifur page problem[edit]

Hey GreenReaper, I don't know if this is a problem caused by my computer, but recently the pages on wikifur seem a little out of pleace, all the user access links (contributions, watch list, etc.) are covered up by the page I'm looking at plust the page options (discussion, edit, etc.) are also covering up the pages name, the only thing I have done is update my internet explorer to 7.0, is this in fact a problem with my computer or is it something that is wrong with wikifur, please let me know, thanks - RVDDP2501 14:24, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

This appears to be a problem with Wikia - they have changed the CSS in a way that is incompatible with IE7. I've sent them a little note about this, hopefully it will be fixed within a day or so. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 21:16, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, let me know when this has been fixed cause I reverted back to the previous version of IE since the problem was starting to annoy me :-) - RVDDP2501 21:30, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

My Wikifur page[edit]

Hey, thanks for the help, I'm kinda new to this stuff ^.^

Little question tho, my page is also in the 'hybrid' catagory... Shouldn't be, since I'm 100% pure fox. How can I change that? Darkfoxx 14:22, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

I took care of that for you Simba B 15:32, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, Simba. Darkfoxx: The categories an article is in are defined by the [[Category:]] tags, usually at the bottom of the page. Remove them, and it removes an article from the category. --GreenReaper(talk) 15:43, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiFur Central/Header[edit]

It appears that since your latest edits to Template:WikiFur Central/Header, it is now covering up the Template:Newsbar, at least when I view it under Firefox. --mwalimu 00:23, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Eh, never mind. Looks like you fixed it. --mwalimu 00:25, 3 December 2006 (UTC)
Interested users should see Talk:WikiFur Furry Central#Featured article length for more details. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:28, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

Reversed clock time?[edit]

Note the edit history for High Tail Hall, specifically, my recent minor revisions. WTF. The "on second thought" revision should have been applied after the correction of possessive form. Repeating the edit seems to have been effective, but I'd rather not see that kind of glitch happening to anyone else. -- Siege(talk) 10:08, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

This is due to de-synched clocks on the various Wikia servers... if you look at the actual revision numbers, you'll see that 105229 is listed as occuring after 105230. This should only affect diff viewing and histories (but can be spotted by looking at the numbers). We are attempting to find the reason for the time desynchings, but this happens every once in a while. I've asked the techies to see if there is an easy way to fix these (it should be a simple as swapping the timestamps of any revisions that are not chronologically sequential, maybe). --Splarka (talk) 10:34, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Hey, GreenReaper. Thanks for welcoming me. As for your offer to help, I was wondering if you could give me an idea about what might get my fursona's article to lose its cleanup tag. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by XerxesQ (talkcontribs) .

Sure. Often, the user who put that tag on will have left a comment in the history. If it is not clear enough, or if there is no comment there, then you can ask them directly on their talk page. Making sure that an article sounds like an encyclopedia (e.g. avoids the use of an overly-informal tone) is generally a good idea, and the intent of many of the cleanup tags that are put on (we really need a few more specific tags than just cleanup). Of course, you don't have to agree with all of what they think is wrong about the article, and you can take the cleanup tag off once you think it's fine. They might then choose to do nothing, or edit it themselves, or give a more specific discussion on the talk page associated with the article. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:32, 13 January 2007 (UTC)


Just wondering - how do you control the appearance of the links on the left side of the screen, in particular the search box?

I'm asking not on account of anything to do with WikiFur, but because of a different wiki where I've started doing some edits. On that wiki there is only a search button, and below that you can select to search that wiki, or a Google web search. I would like to suggest to the admins of that wiki that they consider changing it to the Go and Search buttons like we have here on WikiFur. --mwalimu 22:30, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm afraid the answer here is "I don't know". The search box was, I think, tweaked somewhat by Wikia. I would suggest asking some of their techs would be a reasonable next step. --GreenReaper(talk) 07:30, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Comics Template[edit]

Hey, Reaper sir. I have a proposition.

I don't know a great deal on the workings of WikiFur, but I am familiar with Wikipedia, and there's one thing I havn't seen here: templates. On Wikipedia, I think in particular of albums, they have -- ah, heck, I'm sure you know what I mean.

Infobox! That's the name.

Anyways... My point is that, and correct me if I'm wrong, they don't seem to exist here on wikifur, and assuming there isn't some technical reason for not having them, I think this place can greatly benefit from them. In particular, I'd like to see an infobox for all the comics we have, so that we can give them all a nice, unified look. It would make things look more professional, and it would help organize all the information easier.

I... think that wound up as more of a ramble than anything else, but yes, that's my idea.

Immelmann 02:27, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

*sigh* Wanna know how awesome I am? Apparently there IS such a thing on wikifur. It's just that no one uses them.

Maybe I should propose a project or something to add the to all the comic pages... Immelmann 03:07, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Oh, we do use them,... We are starting to incorporate them to the appropriate entries, but it's a slow process. Your idea of additional infoboxes is quite fine, the problem is time, coding and incorporation (See: Forum:Infoboxes.) Spirou 03:24, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
There are, as has been mentioned, quite a few templates. If you're interested in helping to add them, and think it would add value to the project, go right ahead! We could use the help. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 03:36, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Archiving talk pages[edit]

How do I archive an over-full Talk page so that it has a "Talk archives" box like this page? Mitch 20:53, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Have a look at User talk:GreenReaper/Header. You can copy the top to make your own - I use {{User talk:GreenReaper/Header}} to include it. --GreenReaper(talk) 20:59, 19 February 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. There was one question I had, how to send messages; but as you can see I found it out for myself. ^_^ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nido (talkcontribs) .

Hehe, indeed! It's usually a good idea to sign messages on talk pages, too, so other people reading don't have to go back into the history to see who said what - you can do this by putting ~~~~ at the end (or just ~~~ for your name) - like this: --GreenReaper(talk) 05:50, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

WikiFur News linkage[edit]

Hi GR!

I just wanted to point something out to you as I'm not sure if it's supposed to work this way or not.

I've noticed that the ConFuzzled article has this at the bottom:

However, the link one would expect to lead to the News article about ConFuzzled actually links back to the ConFuzzled article via Special:Search/ConFuzzled

This also happens with the Ursa Major Awards.

I'm not sure how to, or if I even can, rectify this myself so I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction or help out. :) --Graafen Blackpaw(talk) - 21st March 2007 - 17:47 (UTC)

Good call! This should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:50, 21 March 2007 (UTC)


Hiya, I'm having some trouble with the Googlemaps feature (see Help talk:Googlemaps). Is this something you have any control over or could help me out in any way? BTW Thanks for the heads-up on the Category preview. -- Dingotush 21:26, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

It worked fine for me on News:Anthrocon selects Animal Friends as 2007 charity. However, there were some oddities when I poked at it in the sandbox. I purged the page and it showed up. Temporary issue? --GreenReaper(talk) 21:41, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm still having trouble with it in the sandbox, but it does appear on the permalink version of the same page. Tried on my user page with no luck either. I wanted to add the map to Confuzzled, any chance you can make the commented out section on that page work? -- Dingotush 22:06, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing the map on Confuzzled! Out of interest, did you have to do?
I put it onto one line (no newlines in the middle of the google tag), and I saved it and purged the page (added ?action=purge to the URL and reloaded that). I did get a similar error, though, so I dropped an email to the Wikia tech folk. Perhaps this was what fixed it. --GreenReaper(talk) 14:46, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. I've got most of my page figured out, but there is one do I add pictures correctly? My current pic looks okay, but it isn't where it should, or in that little sqaure that it's supposed to be in..--Zeel1 23:48, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I've added the necessary attributes to the image tags - have a look at the current version to see how it's done. You can get more information about them at the editing introduction - in general, you can check out how other pages have it done by editing them to see the wiki-markup. Hope this helps! :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 23:57, 12 May 2007 (UTC)