User talk:Quotingmungo

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Hi there, Quotingmungo - welcome to WikiFur! Thanks for creating the Paladins' Haven article; let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 04:49, 10 Dec 2005 (UTC)


Do you have a reference for that usage? The only other mention I can find is at SerieWikie, which does not appear to reference it either. I'm worrying that someone just made it up. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:25, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Looks like a backronym to me. [1] [2] Spaz Kitty 21:47, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
Could be either, it got thrown out in a discussion about the origins of the term somewhere (yay, Internet chatboards and boredom!) a while back. If you feel it's inappropriate, it's hardly a dear piece of text to me. Can either be removed or developed into a "some people also claim" type thing, for all I care. :P Seeing as I've seen two or three different people credited with coining the word, I would consider this theory as likely as any, is all. --quoting_mungo 22:06, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Other-Language Wikis[edit]

We've talked before about a possible Swedish-language furry wiki. It is likely that I will find myself with a good chunk of free time (or at least that what free time I have won't be eaten up by pesky things like take-home schoolwork) in a month or so - would it still be of interest that I go ahead and request the wiki to be made? (Last we discussed it on LJ, I kind of got heaped with massive amounts of Stuff soon afterwards, unfortunately.) I could probably get Ricadonna to link it from the SveaFur homepage as well, so that there'd be at least a few contributors more or less guaranteed. --quoting_mungo 15:13, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Someone needs to learn to think before she talks. I also meant to ask if you have a preference for a Wikia-hosted wiki (would it help with organization, for instance?) or if it could be privately hosted for all you care? I know the host I plan on moving to makes it ridiculously simple to install a wiki, so if it's all the same to you that might be a better route, as that also eliminates the ads? I'm just disorganized today, sorry. --quoting_mungo 15:29, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
I'd still be very interested in seeing more furry wikis in different languages. As the one who intends to do the work to found the wiki, it's up to you to decide where it should be. :-) I think Wikia is a good choice for those who don't want to be dealing with server-side issues or costs. If you believe that the technical ability to start and maintain the wiki software is available (whether you or they can provide it), and if you are sure that the hosting will be maintained, then there's no problem with hosting it anywhere. For various reasons, I felt it was suitable for the English language furry wiki to be here, but it doesn't mean others have to. We can link back and forth wherever you are. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:23, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Message from RVDDP2501[edit]

Hi Quotingmungo, I have noticed you have been correcting and improving my Extinctioners character related pages, thanks a lot for your help, I appreciate you effort, I also would like to know (in your opinion) if you think there are any ways to further improve them? Thanks again - RVDDP2501 17:44, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

No problem, I'm actually mostly avoiding writing my final essay for uni. ;) One thing to watch out for when you grab information from Mr. Howard's site is that you make sure to convert the first person perspective to something more objective. I'd clean things up more, but I can't do much beyond wording since I haven't had the opportunity to check out Extinctioners so far. Maybe next time I make it to a con, I'll get the chance... --quoting_mungo 18:36, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Sverige Furry[edit]

Sorry, I realised I hadn't replied to you question regarding the font I used for the wikifur logo. I hadn't because at this point, I don't know if Green Reaper wants other people to have similar logos to wikifur, and I haven't been able to ask him. If you find out if he's okay with that, I'd be happy to pass along the font. -- MelSkunk 16:03, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm personally fine with furry wikis in other languages having similar logos to WikiFur, as long as they act essentially like WikiFur as well (that is, the purpose and general "spirit" of the site remains the same, though obviously the details of the policies would develop based on its own community). For example, I wouldn't want a German equivalent of Furry Horrors Wiki using it - that wouldn't fit in with the expectations that users have of the logo. --GreenReaper(talk) 09:03, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Wiki tagline[edit]

Just a quick note, because I've noticed it before but not gotten around to asking you about it... Is it possible to get the tagline to WikiLurv changed on the int'l portal for grammar reasons? "Den lurviga encyklopedin", would probably be the best translation of WikiFur's "the furry encyclopedia". Either that or "Den svenska furryencyklopedin" ("The swedish furry encyclopedia" - the former implies that the wiki itself is covered in fur, the latter that it's a furry-related encyclopedia; I'm not sure which WikiFur's tagline is supposed to imply); I'm not married to either translation, just want the grammar straightened out. At your convenience, of course. --quoting_mungo 13:50, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Sure. I've tweaked this now; you may have to force a refresh to see it. I guess the meaning I intended is really more the latter, but I used the former because it's shorter and doesn't specify the language, which would obliviate the point of a universal tagline (assuming that "Den furryencyklopedin" is also grammatically incorrect). --GreenReaper(talk) 14:00, 7 November 2010 (UTC)