User talk:DuncanDaHusky

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August-December, 2005

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The Furry Portal revert[edit]

Why the revert on The Furry Portal? All I did was change the Category: entries so this would be alphabetized under 'Furry' instead of 'The' in the category listings where it appears.

Sorry, I should have added an explanation onto that. I reverted it because I didn't think that category tags could be manipulated in that manner with the pipe character. Now that I check the help info on Category tags, I see that I was incorrect. Sorry about that! I'll revert my revert :-) (Incidentally, you can "sign" comments by adding --~~~~ after your comments)--Duncan da Husky 20:38, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


Sure, I checked to see if there was a Holland category, but I didn't check just Netherlands. Ah, well...

Oh, while I'm here: did you see my comment about inputboxes over at Help Desk? That seems a useful thing to implement, but I'm guessing it requires some sysop-level tinkering to make it available on WikiFur. --Duncan da Husky 16:23, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

I did see that, yes. Something to strongly consider (I think that given this and other comments, Community Central needs reworking again :-). It shouldn't require sysop tinkering, though . . . as long as it's installed, and I think it is for all Wikia, anyone can setup pages using it. --GreenReaper(talk) 09:25, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Reading articles[edit]

I did read the first line! Besides, some of the most (in)famous members of our fandom are convicted criminals. ;-)

They also had a variety of false hits for David Simpson. No wonder he always uses D. C. --GreenReaper(talk) 14:24, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


I replied to you, on my page. I thought I might say something here so you got the notification for it. ;3 --Banrai

Thank you for the warm welcome! =^_^= --Frizzy 18:05, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

- mongoose -[edit]

Yeah i saw you floating about (in RC), hit your user page, saw that you were 'usually' on morning RC ... at least I finally found a place that's as easy as 'furry' in the browser. Yay. I'm pretty much never trollish, unless it's a joke that would be WP:bjaodn'ish stuff. Any known controversies over random P2P images? -- Mongoose 13:37, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Well, to the best of my knowledge the issue hasn't come up. From my experiences outside of wikis, I would view anything that came from P2P with a jaundiced eye with regards to copyright; unless something expressly accompanies the image saying it was public domain, I would doubt it should be considered freely distributable. However, I'm not the copyright expert around here, and I tend to leave that for some of the other admins here. (Aside: Man, I had never looked at WP:bjaodn before. There's some pretty funny stuff there.)----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 13:55, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

All done editing :)[edit]

Tidy as you feel needed :)


I'm reasonably sure that this is actually correct, if badly formatted and perhaps not completely relevant to this wiki. See here for the rhyme. --GreenReaper(talk) 18:45, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

I did get a indeed get a positive hit for the rhyme, but Google turned up nothing relevant for Lanelet, Elidia, Zaikhoeven, or "Duncan Frasier" and "Robert Lambe". I tried several different spelling variants and still came up with nothing. Now, I'm willing to grant that Google is not actually the sum of all knowledge, but the lack of hits and the near-unreadability of the edit makes me suspicious. ----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 18:54, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
Duncan Frasier is cited as the author of the rhyme in the above link. Robert Lambe is likely to be this guy.
There does seem to be some confusion in online sources about who wrote the item and when it was written. Don't suppose you know any medieval historians? :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 19:10, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
I've done some further research and I think I see the problem: it's written in the arcane and byzantine languange of academese, a language I'm afraid I lost my fluency in years ago (and besides, I only ever spoke technical academese - I think it relates to Liberal Arts academese like Classical Latin to Vulgate Latin :-) I'll warrant that it was a valid edit, but written so impenetrably I would question its value. I've found a couple of useful links that might help; I'll probably poke at it a bit more tonight.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 19:17, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

Feasox Article[edit]

Hello Duncan!

Thanks for the heads up. Personally, I don't know the policies (I admit I haven't looked them up before), and I have no idea was user space is...  :P So I have not intention to mess with it any more. I'll probably just save it and put it elsewhere for amusement's sake.

Anyhow, before you delete it you should ask [deleted user] about it. He made it in the first place so it probably means more to him than me...

Okay seeya!


While I was aware that the article was moved back at the time it happened, it has occured to me that because the apparant reason was that the Feasox is a fictional creature with a fictional history, others are as well. A few examples of these being the chakat and the folf which both have dedicated mainspace pages.

While I'm not trying to rock the boat here, it seems that there is a discression in policy. Is it because the Feasox is not as widely known throughout the net? As far as policies go, what does it lack, or have which disqualifies it from the mainspace? As creator of the majority of the page, my curiosity just wants to know.


-[deleted user]

Hi there! This is certainly a reasonable question. The biggest problem I see with the article isn't so much that it's a fictional species - that's no big deal (see chakat) - or even that the usage is limited, though that certainly factors in. The biggest problem is that the article reads as a big in-joke, with behaviors of individuals being attributed to characteristics of the species. If it were moved to the main article space, the article would need to be more concise and encyclopedic; this means that a great deal of fluff would be cut and the article would be whittled down to bare bones. Sections like "Purr exchange rate", "Feasox History and Folklore", and "Feasox Politics and Current Events" (among others) would likely be cut completely. While it's reasonable to have some fictional background for a species, fictional stories don't really have a place in the main article space. Since someone obviously put a bit of effort into writing all that, I thought it would better to preserve it by moving it to the User: article space.
I hope that clarifies things a bit for you. ----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 12:38, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Minor Bug on Recent Changes page[edit]

Howdy! I just noticed a small bug on the Recent Changes page. At the top of the page (at least according my my preferences), it reads:

Below are the last 200 changes in the last 7 days, as of $3.

I'm thinking that that "$3" is a variable that isn't being called correctly. It's obviously a minor thing, but something I thought might be a quick fix if you've got the permissions.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 16:11, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Yeah. It's been like that since we upgraded to 1.7 alpha. It's a known bug, but it was low priority for the Wikia guys. I'll have a chat with them and see if it's a quick fix. If not, it can be removed by editing MediaWiki:Rcnote. --GreenReaper(talk) 16:27, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Easy on the trigger finger, there![edit]

I just restored Morwa Lugis DragonCrypt; it does actually have some furry content since the animations are about animal-human transformations (tf). On a more important note, it looks like you added a SpeedyDelete at 22:00 last night, then deleted it at 22:45. Please remember that, in WikiFur terms, "speedy" is a relative thing. There is very rarely a need for anything to happen RIGHT NOW; if you put a SpeedyDelete template on an article, I usually give it at least 24 hours if not 48 or 72 hours for others to comment and agree or disagree on the SpD. If no one comments in that time, or if there's agreement, off it goes! ----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 12:38, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I only deleted that one so quickly because I honestly thought it had nothing specifically to do with furry more than any other video editing software did (such as Photoshop isn't added even though most furry artists use it), as well as the fact that it was poorly written. Spaz Kitty 20:49, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

2006 Ursa Major Awards voting is now open[edit]

Nice post - thanks for taking the time to get them all down! --GreenReaper(talk) 04:21, 18 March 2007 (UTC)


Is there a precedent, discussed by the community somewhere, that I can look at about this? Blast 21.03.07 1311 (UTC)

The precedent is all around you, but particularly at Category:People (it's also noted at WikiFur:About). WikiFur is about the furry fandom. The furry fandom contains people. The people in it are therefore a valid topic for main-namespace articles. Our bar for notability is that a person is a member of the furry fandom. Therefore, the categories (and much of the information on User:Blast) should in fact be on Blast. You can link the pages with the {{Contributor}} and {{ContributorU}} templates. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:18, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
For a few more examples of this, check out the user pages linked at WikiFur:Administrators. Most of those people also have pages about themselves. In practice, many users do not have anything but the {{ContributorU}} template link on their user page, added by another user. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:36, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Iron Artist and ArtSpots[edit]

Rather than get into a silly edit war: my problem is that I'm not clear what the relationship is between an art competition that takes place at FC and an online art gallery, particularly when there's nothing in either article that ties it to the other. What is it that I'm missing?----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 14:09, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Seurat the Cheetah Artiste hosts both of them. I can probably dig up the old event tapes and flyers that show Iron Artist being an ArtSpots event before the modern incarnation of the site came online. :) Even the 2007 flyers had Seurat and ArtSpots' URL on them. ----Higgins(talk) 14:18, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
OK, that's cool - I haven't had the opportunity to attend FC, so I wondered if something like that might be the case. What we need to do then is to add info to the both articles explaining the connection (and hey, maybe this might lead to an article about Seurat, who I note is not linked in the ArtSpots article :-)----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 14:32, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Matthew Joseph Harrington[edit]

Thanks for the explanation of the edit. It was courteous and sensible, and made a nice change; over at Wikipedia I'd settle for lucid. Matthew Joseph Harrington 01:13, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Guidelines regarding external links[edit]

Thanks for the reply; the talk page post was also out of curiosity since it was my first news contribution. I myself tend to lean towards linking everything to be informative, but sometimes teetering on information overload. =^_^= --Frizzy 22:56, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I do the same, particularly in my LJ. I get teased about it a lot :-) I'm slowly learning that wikis are not necessarily web pages, though, and what works for one doesn't always work for the other. But, in the case of weird in-between stuff like News pages, maybe a synthesis of the two is better. I really need to read more WikiNews articles and see what format they use there - that's probably a good guideline to go by.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 23:05, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


I don't think theriantemple is a good link. There are concerns about the site covered in Therian Temple. Plus I just don't think it's a very informative site for someone new to the topic. --Rat 00:04, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I see. I was going from a quick review of the edit history for Therianthropy and hadn't checked Therian Temple. After looking at the Therian Temple site, I have to say I'm more amused than anything; I'd rank it up there with Scientology, only with less compelling marketing. I agree, though, that the link shouldn't be there.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 03:09, 21 April 2007 (UTC)


On "", you have "citation needed". What exactly is needed? I understand your website is about accuracy, but this is simply a fursona profile. I do not want to submit images that "prove" anything. I'd rather keep my entire profile humorous, as is my personality.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

I would direct you to What WikiFur is, where WikiFur policy is stated:
User talk:DuncanDaHusky
In order for WikiFur to remain a useful resource for information, though, these articles need to be factual and concise. Articles which are written for humor value or are lacking in reliable, documentable sources are likely to be edited for accuracy, or if the information is not documentable, deleted altogether.
User talk:DuncanDaHusky
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know if I may be of further service.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 12:58, 25 April 2007 (UTC)
If you have a need for humour, you are welcome to create an account and make a humourous page at User:Koogy, which is the page "from" you. This isn't MySpace, though, and so we'd rather it stayed off the main page, which is about you. It wouldn't be appropriate for Wikipedia articles about comedians to be full of jokes just because the people they were describing were comedians, and the same principle applies here. "If you poured all of the world's gold, platinum and diamonds into a wedding cake mold, it would only compare to 5% of Koogy's intensity." is such a statement. At best, it is unattributed opinion. --GreenReaper(talk) 14:02, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: drink[edit]

Ah thanks. Didn't know the sections were split up like that. Hard to tell! Anyways, you should try one sometime, delish!

Comah Article[edit]

Hey there, I am the subject/creator of the article entitled "Comah" and would like to be unexcluded, if at all possible. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Longi (talkcontribs) .

Heyas! :) I just edited my page. I think I have all the code right :) does it need to be approved before is shows? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by TygerCowboy (talkcontribs) .

(Answered in your talk page) --mwalimu 22:27, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Brad Austin[edit]

Brad Austin died on April 24th, 2014. He was 45.

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