User talk:Woody

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Hi Woody, Welcome to WikiFur! Thank you for registering an account - we look forward to working with you. Let us know if you need any help not already provided. If you would like help creating an article or just editing it, don't hesitate to consult the Furry Book of Style or just contact a curator. Have a nice day!

To flag an article as a convention stub, please insert the tag {{con-stub}} before the categories, rather than use [[Category:Convention stubs]]. --Higgs Raccoon 11:58, 30 November 2011 (EST)

Midwest FurFest[edit]

Thanks for all the details you are adding to the MFF articles! --Higgs Raccoon (talk) 18:46, 12 January 2016 (EST)

Header and title style[edit]

Hi Woody! Will respond to your question on my user page; before that, I noticed you were trying to adjust Template:Convention timeline footer. First off, template changes aren't propagated instantly, which is why you may have thought it wasn't working - there may be a large number of pages to update, so it's done in the background as people access the site. You may be able to force templates to be recalculated on a particular page by adding ?action=purge to the URL in your browser. Secondly, WikiFur's house style (like Wikipedia) is generally to use non-capitalized titles in headers and category names, except for proper nouns. So, for example, "Midwest FurFest" is capitalized after the first word, but "Guests of honor" or "Convention staff" is not (even though some conventions, including Midwest FurFest, may capitalize terms in their own materials according to their own house style). This isn't always applied entirely consistently - I just had to fix guest of honor itself - but we try! --GreenReaper(talk) 13:13, 14 January 2016 (EST)


When adding a category to an article (for example, [[Category:Midwest FurFest guests of honor]]), please remember to also add some text to the article to justify its inclusion. ("xxx was a guest of honor at...", etcetera.) --Higgs Raccoon (talk) 17:52, 14 January 2016 (EST)

Midwest FurFest fursuit parades[edit]

Hi Woody,
Since you're the resident expert on MFF, would you happen to know how many people were in the fursuit parades in 2001-2004? Fred Patten is writing a history of furry conventions, and those are the numbers still missing from his research. It's long before you became chairman, but I thought I'd ask anyway.--Higgs Raccoon (talk) 12:12, 15 January 2016 (EST)

Thanks for the heads-up. I put a group of people to work on this and we were able to provide him with all the information he requested. Once we get this up on the MFF site, I'll update Wikifur accordingly.--Woody (talk) 18:01, 4 March 2016 (EST)


Thank you for your recent edits to charity donations and other convention-related topics! --Kakurady (talk) 07:33, 17 November 2016 (EST)

Great point regarding Further Confustion Numbers[edit]

I think you made a great point regarding the Further Confusion numbers not being final, however historically speaking it is rare for them to publicly acknowledge their final donation and many of their past donation numbers were only retrieved via tax filings several years later. I think that it is important to acknowledge their accomplishment now, since they have taken the time to share it publicly. If that number changes, we can update it accordingly. However, to simply leave it as "T.B.D." when they've shared a number, does their hard work a disservice.

In acknowledgement of your point, I have noted that this is a preliminary number, and I'm hoping that satisfies your concerns? Please let me know if you still feel we should leave this number blank, I'm happy to discuss it further. --Woody (talk) 13:24, 16 January 2017 (EST)

Hi Woody,
Thanks for the clarification. Given what you've said, putting the preliminary figure into the article seems fair enough. (As the number was announced as "preliminary", I assumed the final figure would come in a few days. But if it might be years then there's no point in waiting.)--Higgs Raccoon (talk) 14:04, 16 January 2017 (EST)