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Just FYI, Cleaver isn't an OM, so he doesn't need the OM navigation template on his page. If you wanted to make a devs navigation template though, that would be perfectly suitable. --Guppymomma 18:35, 15 July 2007 (PDT)

Uploading an image

Ahoy! On the left side of the screen there is a section at the bottom called the toolbox that contains a link to Upload file. Please be sure to follow the guidelines on what the filename should be. Fair winds! -- Cedarwings (t/c) 15:14, 3 September 2007 (PDT)

Re: Deleted image

Ahoy! Glad to see you were able to upload an image to the Yppedia. Unfortunately I had to delete it as it is not permitted. Your pirate stats are easily access by clicking on the ocean name under your pirate portrait. Please do not re-upload this image. Fair winds! -- Cedarwings (t/c) 18:41, 3 September 2007 (PDT)

It is not a pictue of my stats, i edited a picture show it shows all ultiamtes.. so can i please have it back? Instantflash 6:43 PM, 3 September 2007 (PDT)

My apologies, I didn't notice the all ultimates part of it. I can't promise it won't be deleted later, but until further review, go ahead. Please give the image a less generic name though. -- Cedarwings (t/c) 18:47, 3 September 2007 (PDT)

Another Question..

Is it at all possible to get the article Instantflash to my User page?

It's not permitted according to policy. -- Faulkston 11:49, 2 February 2008 (PST)

User pages

User pages do not follow the same set of rules that a pirate page does. As such, I reverted the edit you made and left a comment for the user so that they know they do not need to clean up their user page. -- Cedarwings (talk) 15:22, 13 January 2008 (PST)

Rank field not box

Firstly, in Fannon's message that was left on the Template talk:Infobox pirate page you missed the fact that she was talking about a rank field not a rank box. Secondly, if you had taken a look at the extended usage page history you would have seen that I had taken care of it on January 10th. -- Cedarwings (talk) 18:06, 15 January 2008 (PST)


Trophies which have not been found on any pirate's in-game info page are not to be added to the article until they have been discovered that way. This is in accordance with the forum/wiki spoiler policy and is already stated at the top of the article.

"Only trophies which have been seen on pirate pages may be added here in accordance with the forum's spoiler policy."

Please familiarize yourself with this policy before continuing. --Fiddler 12:41, 17 January 2008 (PST)

It is obvious that you are either not reading your messages or ignoring the suggestions & rules mentioned in them. Eurydice has reviewed your actions and blocked you from editing the wiki for a week so that you can reconsider your actions of not paying attention. It also might help if you read and learned the content on the following pages: Help:Linking, YPPedia:Policies and guidelines, and YPPedia:Editors' Code of Conduct. I may also be beneficial for you to browse other documents in Category:Help. If after this week, you continue to ignore policy, Eurydice will review your case again and you may receive a longer editing block and possibly an in-game temporary ban. --Guppymomma 10:07, 19 January 2008 (PST)

Image tags for portraits

Thank you for uploading all those portrait images for pirates, crews and flags. If you would also put in the summary box the following text, that would be a great help:

{{portrait image}}

The copyright of the portrait image is thus attributed to Three Rings Design. -- Faulkston 11:49, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Disambiguation pages

It's good that you created one of these but you have to remember to change all the links which now point to the disambiguation page rather than the proper target articles. As for user pages which point to disambiguation pages, these can be handled by leaving a note on the corresponding talk page.

Of course for links on talk pages to disambiguation pages, nothing should be done. -- Faulkston 11:49, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Don't forget to disambiguate the Archipelagos for the oceans when linking to them. For example, {{Viridian|Jade Archipelago}} rather then [[Jade Archipelago]]. -- Cedarwings (talk) 17:24, 2 February 2008 (PST)


Please try to avoid over-capitalizing words. -- Cedarwings (talk) 17:18, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Sorry, ill go back to my created pages and fix the over-capitalization, thanks! --Instantflash 17:23, 2 February 2008 (PST)


One more thing, rather then bolding titles, they should be linked to the title page. For example, a first mate should appear as [[title|first mate]] rather then '''first mate'''. -- Cedarwings (talk) 17:27, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Uploading images

When uploading images can you please include an image tag in the summary field. For example, for a portrait the correct tag is {{portrait image}}. -- Cedarwings (talk) 17:43, 2 February 2008 (PST)

Be patient

Ahoy! Please be patient when jumping in to edit a page. If you read the YPPedia:Editors' Code of Conduct there is a section in that specifically mentions that you should be waiting 15 minutes before you make any changes to a page that has been recently edited. This will give that user plenty of time to make changes to things they may have missed. -- Cedarwings (talk) 12:27, 3 February 2008 (PST) Instantflash...nice to meet ye. I'm Xanthenome from Ocean Dynamos. I see ye biography and it is really i'm from viridian ocean and i hope ye can meet me my shack..'can i be yer hearty'??

Sincerely, Faithful, Yours,



Please read through Help:Images. The images you are uploading where you have done editing have been saved with the incorrect compression, creating lower quality images. Also on that page, the Wikipedia's Guide to Images and other Uploaded Files link should also be read so you can learn how to properly use images instead of the weird tables you have been adding. --Guppymomma 07:52, 6 February 2008 (PST)

Cleanup notes on user talk pages

While leaving a note for a user to cleanup a page that they created is nice, it is effectively pointless. Majority of the people who create a page on the wiki never return to ever look at it again, let alone fix whatever problems other people spot. If you've stuck a cleanup tag on the page, you can more or less consider your job done for the time being, rather than worry about informing the person of it. --Fannon 09:52, 6 February 2008 (PST)

Similiarly to what Fannon mentions, the same goes for image tags. I would save your energy with this for those who are doing a lot of image uploading, for example, someone who is creating a bunch of pages for their crew or flag. -- Cedarwings (talk) 09:15, 7 February 2008 (PST)


Thank you for recognizing my effort and placing trust in me. But I really think that the time isn't ripe for me being an admin. My first substantial contribution to yypedia was only about ten days ago. And nothing stops me from contributing while being a normal user - so far I didn't really miss being an admin. --Alfwyn 10:16, 9 February 2008 (PST)

Other notes

Just use the standard procedure at YPPedia:Deletion to tag things for deletion. When you edit templates, make sure to not remove things like includeonly tags. Also, it would probably be a good idea for you to use spell checker. Your edits are riddled with spelling mistakes and using a spell checker would reduce the need for other to clean up your edits. I know that Firefox has a spell checker built in where misspelled words are underlined. --Guppymomma 10:39, 10 February 2008 (PST)


I've removed the colors from the text of Instantflash. We strive for a common appearance across similar articles. Thus, all pirate pages should use the same layout and colors. Similarly, all crew pages should match other crew pages. And so forth. Colors disrupt that. Let me know if you have any questions. --Barrister 18:16, 10 February 2008 (PST)

Redundant template

Please do not create redundant templates like you did for "Template:Grammar". The standard {{cleanupfor}} (Usage) template is perfectly suited for the same situation. Further, it's a bit sloppy for you to create a template chastising editors for poor grammar and then including the misspelling "grammer". Twice.

I appreciate your efforts to improve the wiki. However, looking back over the past couple months of messages here on your talk page, it seems that you might be better off asking questions before making some of your edits. Your tendency to use trial-and-error has caused some extra work for other wiki editors. Please be more careful in the future. Quality is important. --Barrister 17:30, 14 February 2008 (PST)


Please be courteous to other editors, especially newer ones that are just getting started. I take exception to seeing you call Kara Jean "clueless." That's unnecessary and highly condescending. --Barrister 09:23, 16 February 2008 (PST)

Sorry mate, I must have been sleeping at the time i did that :) I appolizge for that --Instantflash 11:04, 16 February 2008 (PST)

A Reminder

Instantflash, I do value your enthusiasm for YPPedia, but at this point I must stress to you the importance of adhering to the existing policies and asking the YPPedia admins before you do things like create new templates, correct other editors, or strike out on your own in gray areas of YPPedia policy. I would ask that you be more respectful to your fellow editors in the tone of your communications, and that you heed the requests of the administrators. To be frank, you have created a lot of extra work for the admins lately. Erring on the side of kindness, collaboration, and caution would be much preferred. If there continue to be problems requiring frequent clean-up and attention from the YPPedia admins, I will have to consider solving the issue in another way, as it will be evident that warnings are not working. I hope it does not come to that! --Eurydice 11:10, 16 February 2008 (PST)


Please prepend the template messages for users with subst: so that it saves the text on the talk page instead of linking to the template page. This reduces the confusion of new users. So it would look something like this when you put it into the edit window: {{subst:frequency|Order Of The Phoenix}} Thanks. --Guppymomma 11:21, 16 February 2008 (PST)

Opal Islands

Uhm, you might consider using the german island names like it was done with Maia, Hubbles Auge and Anegada. Just a reminder before you upload more images of them ... --Alfwyn 10:17, 26 February 2008 (PST)

Alright, I will use the German names for the images now on. --Instantflash 12:09, 26 February 2008 (PST)
Also, when creating the pages please follow the example found at Anegada-Insel (Opal) where Government and History have been replaced with Origin and Current Information. This is meant to direct readers to the German wiki to find the current status of these islands. --Fiddler 13:00, 26 February 2008 (PST)
Alright mate, I will do that to. Also just a side note that the link to the Gernamn Wiki on the Anegada-Insel (Opal) page is not valid. --Instantflash 14:36, 26 February 2008 (PST)
Works fine for me. --Fiddler 14:40, 26 February 2008 (PST)
Sorry, impatient me fixed it --Alfwyn 14:41, 26 February 2008 (PST)

Regarding Canis Archipelago

Please leave this page as a redirect to the Hunter version. Because this is the English YPPedia, it is far more likely that players will be looking for the Hunter archipelago rather than the Opal one. Providing information on Opal is secondary, as that ocean is largely covered by the German YPPedia. --Thunderbird 16:59, 27 February 2008 (PST)

One week ban

You have been asked and reminded a number of times to be more cautious with your creations and edits. You recently created a template and category for images that have the wrong file extension. These fall into the already existing misnamed image category, on top of the fact that we actualy prefer .png to .PNG as you stated. I have deleted both the category and template. Further to the reminder from Eurydice above, I am giving you a one week ban for you to think about your actions and the comments from the admins and Eurydice here. Hopefully you will take this action seriously rather then the disregard you seem to show towards the previous warnings you have received from admins in past. Before you come back and start editing again, be aware that any future problems may result in a permanent ban from the Yppedia. Fair winds! -- Cedarwings (talk) 22:30, 29 February 2008 (PST)


Do not warn users about preview unless it is 10+ edits for a single article in a few hours. --Guppymomma 11:21, 9 March 2008 (PDT)


You need to stop telling other editors how best to edit articles. Your tone here is not acceptable. What "severe" consequences are you talking about? We don't ban people from the wiki for failing to use the Preview button.

As someone who's received not one but two 1-week suspensions from the wiki, you are unqualified to offer advice to other editors. I would have hoped that you'd have learned this when I chastised you for your comments to Kara Jean last month.

Let me be clear: If you continue to use condescending tones to new editors, or if you continue to create extra work for the administrators, your next suspension will be at least 3 months. Further, the YPPedia administrators will submit your behavior to the OMs for further review. Don't expect further warnings. --Barrister


When removing a {{testing}} (Usage) template, it's usually appropriate to replace it with a {{current}} (Usage). --Barrister 16:26, 11 March 2008 (PDT)


As per the Yppedia:Editors' Code of Conduct, which I have pointed out to you before, PLEASE wait at least 15 minutes before you jump in to edit a page, especially when dealing with new editors. I do not wish to have to ask you this again. -- Cedarwings (talk) 21:13, 14 March 2008 (PDT)

In your attempts to be impatient again you overrode my edit when you received the edit conflict message. You need to slow down when you are editing. Whether a page has some errors or not, please respect what it written in the Editors' Code of Conduct. DO NOT jump on a page to start editing while someone else is in the middle of making edits! Next time you do destructive edits like this I will block you from editing without warning. -- Cedarwings (talk) 07:11, 16 March 2008 (PDT)


Please don't use online translators to try to translate chunks of text such as in the Union Latina article. It's okay for a word or two, but it's really not sufficient for things that contain a couple of sentences. You also translated & removed the link for the flag name which was already correct & meant to be in Spanish. Leave the translating to people who are familiar with the language. --Guppymomma 07:33, 16 March 2008 (PDT)

Blocked for 3 months

Enough! You're blocked for at least 3 months. While one administrator is clearly revamping the trinket pages, you've launched into the creation of new trinket pages. This is not helpful. You asked a single question on my talk page (which I answered) and then made assumptions about the new trinket layout. My two specific complaints: (1) You created exotic coffee which should have been Exotic Coffee, and (2) you created separate pages for both cookies and Chocolate Chip Cookies, neither of which really merit their own pages.

Put simply, you create more work for the administrators. This has been a repeated pattern over the past several months, and you've received numerous warnings. --Barrister 13:04, 20 March 2008 (PDT)

Eurydice has reviewed this case and decided that your actions warrant a permanent block from editing the wiki. --Barrister 13:54, 20 March 2008 (PDT)