WikiFur:Help Desk

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Filter Blocking My Website[edit]

Hello. I was trying to add my website to my Threyon article, but the spam filter blocked me. Unfortunately, I cannot post it here, either as the same problem occurs. DX Please contact me at so I can send you the address. --Threyon 19:40, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Threyon. I did some research on this, and it appears that Wikicities maintains a Spam Blacklist, which I am guessing you may have run afoul of. Check the list and see if your site is listed there; if it is, leave a comment at Talk:Spam Blacklist to request and justify removal from the list. If your domain is not on that list, let us know (perhaps write it out like "www dot notreallyspam dot com"?) and we'll see if we can figure out what's causing the problem. --Duncan da Husky 16:46, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

Problems with variable/value inheritance[edit]

I can't seem to get any pages to inherit the 'bot' state from their parent (that is, the page they were linked from). The reason could lie within the fact that the pages linked from it are given in this format: '/wiki/pagetitle' rather than this one: '/index.php?title=pagetitle', and from what I gather the 'bot mode' only works if the URL is shown in the latter format (I guess this has to do with PHP-applets and stuff, which I honestly don't have a clue how works :).

Does anyone know of a solution for this? --MKerris 18:21, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Stub Deletion[edit]

Greetings. My name is [removed]. I see there is an entry in your database under my name. I wish to have it deleted and blocked from further edits/additions. I am a very private individual in real life and do not wish a connection between my RL identity and that of my fandom avatars. Please help me out. Thank you.

Would renaming the page to your furry name and removing all reference to your real name be an acceptable comprimise? --Rat 07:38, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
I have done this. Hopefully that should be sufficient. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 08:14, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Page creation[edit]

Alright... I've looked up and down and all over this thing and cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to simply make a brand new article. Specfically a character article in the "(species) Character" section. I know how to make a new article in Wikipedia, but this thing is baffling me! Help?

There are various ways:
  • Link to the article from another article, then click the red link (do it in a preview or in the sandbox if you don't want the link to last)
  • Search for an article and click the red link when it doesn't come up
  • Type it directly into the URL box and go to that page, then click edit
How did you do it on Wikipedia? --GreenReaper(talk) 00:09, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
I would note a nifty feature that was in the Wikicities/Wikia News Box a few weeks ago: The inputbox. This question seems to be common enough that perhaps we could implement something similar on WikiFur and feature it on Community Central? --Duncan da Husky 01:07, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Image copyrights[edit]

I was just wondering... Image:KaloFoxfire.JPG is a image commissioned from an artist (Foux) by me, and then edited slightly (cropped). What copyright(s) would it fall under? Are there any special tags I need to add to the image? KaloFoxfire 19:56, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

It is under the artist's copyright. The cropping is a trivial modification that does not affect this. However, most commissions operate under the (often implicit) agreement that the image may be used by the commissioner to represent the character concerned, at least in non-profit ways. You should use the {{fursona}} tag on the image description page to signify this.
Also, to make a link to an image, put a : in front of the Image: - [[:Image:KaloFoxfire.JPG]]. --GreenReaper(talk) 21:27, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

Trouble changing an article name[edit]

I'm trying to change an article name, but the request keeps timing out. I'd like to change the page on Fat furs to a more technical term (Lipophilia) before explaining in further detail what that particular group of furs is all about. Perhaps you could help me by manually changing the title? Thanks!

--Rourkie 15:02, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

I'd be happy to help with this, but I did have a question: would this be a case where perhaps an interwiki link to the Wikipedia entry on fat fetishism might be a better approach? Since lipophilia isn't a uniquely furry paraphilia, I think an argument can be made that we don't need an article exclusively about it on WikiFur.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 15:31, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Kyle Fox[edit]

I do not wish to have my information on this website. I tried to remove it but you called it an act of vandalism. Please remove my information post haste.

This has been done, in accordance with our personal information policy. Your previous action was reverted because you gave no edit summary noting your identity and request for exclusion. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:28, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Category Issues?[edit]

I try to add Riverside Players to Category:Humor but when I enter the Wikicode for the category in, [[Category:Humor]] nothing appears in preview. I checked the docs, and my syntax appears to be correct. Thanks much. Brian Ryans 02:54, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Are you sure? It appears at the bottom of the page, beneath the edit summary box and everything else, in the category bar. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:29, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
So it won't show in the preview, but will show on the saved page? Brian Ryans 03:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
No, it should show up on the preview, but you have to look below where all the rest of the output is to see it, after the place where you might think the preview had stopped (that is, after the edit box and the summary and the preview buttons and everything else). This is assuming you're on the Monobook skin - if not, it'll probably be at the top instead. In Monobook, the category bar always appears at the very bottom of the page. --GreenReaper(talk) 03:40, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


What is an OC session?

I believe this refers to OpenCanvas, the free version of which allows for collaborations between artists via the Internet. It's rather popular amongst anime-style artists, and furry artists often utilize it as well. Carl Fox 19:20, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia links?[edit]

I'm trying to add links to Wikipedia on my page, Korrok, and I can't get it to stop showing "Wikipedia:" in front of the text I want to link. I've even tried copying and pasting from another user's article where it shows up correctly.

Can someone advise what I'm doing wrongly? --Korrok 09:55, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Fortunately, Mediawiki has a good structure for this. Use a link like this:
That should do the job :-) ----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 12:48, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Excellent - thanks! I'll watch for that one in future. --Korrok 09:22, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

How to prevent someone from editing my Wikifur page[edit]

Someone who appears to have a vendetta against me because of a comment I made in his LJ is putting this quote on the Wikifur page I created that I've tried to remove, only for him to constantly put it back. How can I block him from editing my page? Thanks.

--Jeremy, the Duke of Otterland

Firstly, please be aware that it is not "your page". It is "the page about you". The page which is "your page" is User:Jeremy, the Duke of Otterland, which is typically written in the first person by you, and will generally only be edited in situations where someone is specifically causing a problem or is making a personal attack on another contributor. The page about you is written by in the third person by everyone. The plus side is that it has some appearance of impartiality, and with some cause . . . because the downside is that it reflects people's opinions of you, which may not always be to your credit.
The best way to avoid this is to avoid deliberately pissing other people off so they don't feel the need to raise an issue about it in the first place. :-) Failing that, note your objection on the discussion page attached to the article, and others can figure out how best to present the appropriate information while retaining a neutral. We can usually figure out a way that works for everyone.
I've made an edit that makes it clear that the quote is a reference for a specific part of the article, and linked it with appropriate text. Perhaps this is a good solution for this particular problem?
Personally, I don't feel politics is much to do with furry fandom, and would prefer to keep it out of the site as much as possible. There are other places for that.
(sorry for delay in replying here - I had other things on my mind . . .) --GreenReaper(talk) 04:00, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Yes, thanks.

Untitled! comic article.[edit]

Hello, I'm the creator of the webcomic Untitled! and I don't particularly want it listed on this site. Is there any way I can have the article removed? --13:10, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi there! In a few words: No, because it's a public work of interest to the furry community, but if you don't want your real name there you can replace it with a fan name.
In more words: Our policy is that past or present public creative works that appear to relate to furry fandom should be listed, regardless or whether or not the creator is a member (past or present) of the fandom or associated communities, and regardless of the author's wishes. Looking at it (and having read it in the past), I would say it meets these criteria.
We do have a personal information policy that relates to information about yourself (such as your real name, who you are, and where you live). If you wish to be excluded under this policy, or to request that the page about you be editable only by yourself and administrators (see the policy for details) then you may request that separately. Given the anonymous nature I would request that you send an email to greenreaper AT hotmail DOT com confirming it from an account that can be identified as yours (such as your yahoo account) if you wish this.
The policy runs into problems when it comes to identifying comics, as it seems inappropriate to list a comic without reference to its author. This has been discussed previously at Talk:Guardian Knights. However if you do not want your real name listed on this website you could replace it with a fan name that is known as yours - twapa, for example. The intention of this would be that people could find out your contributions to the fandom, but people who are not members of the fandom would not find the page by searching from your real-life name.
I hope this answers the above. If you have further questions, feel free to reply here or to email me. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:34, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
Also, I would note that if any of the information is inaccurate or incomplete, you are welcome to correct or add to it - we have no policy against comic creators making contributions to the articles about the comics, or about themselves. I would request that you do not remove accurate information other than as specified above. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 13:41, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

... Fine, whatever. Leave the article up. I don't care. *rolls eyes*. --23:54, 17 August 2006 (UTC) 23:54, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

OK. For what it's worth, you may find you actually do get visitors from it - our comic archives appear to be rather popular (though I don't know how many people go through to the U's :-). --GreenReaper(talk) 02:48, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

Furry forum links[edit]

Hi...I was wondering how I can get my forum hotlinked here like's is please?

Hi there! Do you mean you want a page like the one linked here: You can do this by creating a page for the name of the forum that you are on. The editing help page tells you how to go about this (the third item down). You should make sure to click the edit button on the page and look at how it is constructed, as this will help you make a page about your own site. Note that if you want it to be put in the forums category, you must put [[Category:Forums]] at the bottom of the page you create.

I hope this helps - if you need more help, or if I've misunderstood, just ask here or on my talk page. --GreenReaper(talk) 07:01, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

FuzzBall Muck related commands?[edit]

I noticed that some articles (specifically Age-locked) reference fairly common MUCK commands (@lock, exits), but there are no articles created for such. Would it be appropriate to copy from the original helpfiles, if an appropriate credit is given? Or would it be better to paraphrase or write something almost entirely from scratch? Just trying not to plagarize. Shira 04:29, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

All text that goes on WikiFur is licensed under the GFDL. If you don't own the copyright to the text concerned, and it is not already licensed as such and has not been placed in the public domain, then unfortunately it is not legal for you to submit it. I would suggest writing it from scratch - that way, at least we're sure it's perfectly legal. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 04:36, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
Hmm... would that fall under the "webspace provider" clause of WikiFur:What WikiFur is not?
"Webspace provider" is really intended to avoid people making their homepages here, using us as an image gallery, etc. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:08, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm not saying that this proposed article(s) is/are a bad idea, I'm just curious at what point do we draw the line between an article about MUCK commands, and something that looks like a technical reference unique to this Wiki? --Douglas Muth 04:46, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, I did a bit of looking around, and MINK's mirror of the FuzzballMUCK manual says that it "may be freely copied, distributed, quoted, and archived," but I can understand why having articles for individual commands is getting into a grey area.. it's something that is furry-related, as MUCKs are quite common, but also has resources available online. Even more confusing, at least for me, is that some other slightly technical MUCK-related things (ie Actions) have pages that seem to add little that wouldn't be explained in that help file, while others lack any information at all within WikiFur. I just am unsure which is the better course of action here. Shira 05:12, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
It is a valid concern that we don't want to be a MUCK reference guide (do we? I think the ones that exist are sufficient . . .). However, the fact that they have been included in an article suggests that they are of particular interest in relation to that article. We could try linking directly to a MUCK reference, or we could build our own articles specifically for those entries. I think the latter is preferable with a focus on the encyclopediaic aspect - for example, why you might age-lock a room, the history of how that feature came about, etc. It could then link to the documentation. That seems to be the best approach. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:08, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

REMOVAL WikiFur entry for Flinthoof Ponypal[edit]


I was alerted that a page was created without my knowledge or authorization regarding my persona, Flinthoof. I request that the entry be removed and all links in WikiFur that refer to the character name be removed / blocked. I do not wish to be associated with WikiFur or any of the ads being listed in the sidebar (mostly for pornography, sexual fetishes, and other unsavory things).

Please remove the entry as soon as possible. If I wish to have an entry, I will create one myself.

Thank you.

Dan Canaan

-- 16:46, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

That's odd - I go to the page and the only such ad I can see is "Yiff Hentai Art Galleries - Buy New & Used Goods on eBay Yiff Hentai Art Galleries for sale!" (eBay does the oddest adds . . .). I'm guessing that Google can't do more focussed ads, as the article is rather short.
I will contact you privately to confirm your removal request in accordance with our personal information policy, and copy this discussion to the talk page for the article. Be aware that as you are a relatively well-known figure there are various references to you which will remain in other entries. Those references that use your real name can be replaced with your fan name, if you so wish. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:06, 26 September 2006 (UTC)
Looks like you beat me to following up on his comment, GR. I've already removed/protected the article, though. --Douglas Muth 17:08, 26 September 2006 (UTC)