User talk:Vorky

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"A barnstar for Vorky for doing so much work so early on in his yppedia career. Keep up the good work!" -Whitemonkey (t/c) 00:04, 7 March 2007 (PST)

Building code maker thingy

So yea, Im currently doing all the Sage non-existing buildings, and got bored and decided to write a little PHP script to generate the code (its only dirt simple). I noticed that you were doing the Viridian ones, and wondered if it would be of help to you. Link If you do use it, and wish for more functions on it, just drop me a line. --Fearlessphil 07:40, 16 April 2008 (PDT)

Adm. Finius

I was under the impression it was a typo on the Yppedia. I suppose I should revert it, although if/when OOO corrects the spelling in the game, I'm not sure when we'll know. Personally, and I may be wrong about this, although the spelling is incorrect on the wiki compared to the game, I'd rather see the correct spelling of the word on the wiki and a bugfix request sent to the game, so that eventually both are the correct English spelling. In the meantime, I'm going to refer the question to an administrator for guidance. Sashamorning 19:01, 11 March 2007 (PDT)

Alternative fruit theory

I have reverted your edits to the Brigand King page and started a new disccusion on it's talk page. -- Cedarwings (t/c) 10:29, 23 March 2007 (PDT)


Ahoy! If you read the Editors Code of Conduct you will see that it recommends that you wait at least 15 minutes before you jump in on what someone is editing, especially if they are new to the Yppedia. While the information ye removed is not permitted on individual pirate pages, I would recommend ye wait until they have finished all their edits before ye correct the page. I've even been known to try and figure out what ocean they are on so I can work with them to get their pages to meet our higher standard of quality. -- Cedarwings (t/c) 23:11, 27 March 2007 (PDT)

Two things

Ahoy there! I have two, OK three, minor observations about your recent edits. First, almost all talk page edits should not be marked as minor. Second, as noted in the Yppedia:News, it is no longer necessary to put a {{clear}} (Usage) before a {{piratestub}} (Usage) (or any other stub templates for that matter). Finally, although there is absolutely nothing wrong with saying something like "Blahblah is a pirate on the Viridian Ocean," if there is no other indication as to their affiliations, it is usually good to add something more, like their current ranks, or to say "independent pirate" if they are one. Just a few tips I've picked up, fair winds mate! -- Thefirstdude (t/c) 16:27, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

can you help

i need help how do i ues a teplate

Vessels on pirate pages

Thanks for the heads up about the vessel listing in pirate pages. I will reframe from it in the future. Microsoft994 14:58, 21 March 2007 (PDT)


Ahoy! We'd really like to keep the definition of "public" more loosely defined when it comes to the blackspot page, so I've rolled back your changes there. --Eurydice 21:17, 29 April 2007 (PDT)

Well that's not what a member of my flag was told by on OM when he blackspotted someone for name calling in FO, so we seem to have a bit of a discrepancy in what rules are being applied by OM's. But yes, I can understand that having the rules too narrowly defined gives to much scope for, what is the term, barrack laywers. -- Vorky 21:29, 29 April 2007 (PDT)

Pirate portraits

Ahoy there! I'm curious as to why you uploaded and made visible a portrait on the page of Instantflash when it is not visible on his in-game pirate page. I am simply curious; usually I simply refer to the in-game pirate info when adding information to or creating a pirate article. Thanks! -- Thefirstdude (t/c) 14:57, 7 May 2007 (PDT)

Because he had linked to it himself in the original version of the page. -- Vorky 14:58, 7 May 2007 (PDT)
Ah. -- Thefirstdude (t/c) 15:02, 7 May 2007 (PDT)

Current blockades

Ahoy! As a standard, we do not list blockades that have not been declared in game, simply because there's no guarantee that they will occur (people have posted intents in the past and have failed to follow through on them). Also, for defenders, only the official defender is listed. I have removed the blockade information from Current Cobalt blockades for these reasons. --Thunderbird 18:12, 9 May 2007 (PDT)

Well then that listing is nearly useless as you can't get advance notice of any blockades unless the game forces people to drop a chest well in advance of the blockade date. -- Vorky 21:10, 9 May 2007 (PDT)

Crew Page Updates

Ahoy mate, I've noticed that you have been busy updating flag, crew and pirate information that is out of date, which is great. Just so you know I've been in the process of making extensive updates to the crew info pages to include founding dates, standard formatting and any relavent information I can dig up on the crews in question (Rules, Articles, History etc). It would be helpful to me if you would include this information in your updates or just leave them for me to get to so they are easier for me to find. You're really doing a great job updating out of date information and perhaps together we can make more extensive updates. --Kgarrett1969 09:31, 10 May 2007 (PDT)

  • Mate it would be helpful if when you update a crew page even if it is defunct to add crewid and founded date to the crew infobox. If you do not wish to take the time to update this information please leave the crew for me to update as I make my way through all the out of date crew pages. --Kgarrett1969 05:50, 15 May 2007 (PDT)
If it is defunct (ie. no longer has a Yohoho page, you can't find the crewid or founded date anymore. -- Vorky 15:08, 15 May 2007 (PDT)

brigand king flags

You may want to hold off on including the names of the BK's flags and crews - I've seen a few changes tonight alone, and I'm sure they'll change again before the full release.--Fiddler 21:04, 16 May 2007 (PDT)

Yes, currently they only have crew/flags one Ice, and that is subject to change without notice ;-) -- Vorky 21:11, 16 May 2007 (PDT)
Y'know, I'm thinking we should just redirect the BK flag and crew names to the BK article itself. There's nothing special about them and you can get to all the information by clicking on the pirate infobox links.--Fiddler 17:50, 24 May 2007 (PDT)
And the flags as well? Eventually they would start being fleshed out when the brigand king actually attacks an island, and then they will start getting some blockade history and maybe even be an island owning flag for a bit. -- Vorky 17:54, 24 May 2007 (PDT)

Lock Stock and Barrel

I have found two crews of the same name, Lock Stock and Barrel, both on the Viridian Ocean. I found it while updating the Pay for Play crews. The crew that there is a page on is disbanded. The new crew that is on Pay for Play does not have a page I assume. So I don't really know how to deal with that so I figure i tell someone who probably does. Hince this message to you.

Correct Linking

Would you kindly take a minute to explain why some of the flag formatting is {{ocean|flag}} and others are [[Flag]]. In case of the recent editing on eternal unity. Thanks.--Biliter01 16:22, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

Because mostly when a flag article is created it is just with the flag name, so you link to it using [[Flag]], however if there is a flag or a crew on another ocean with the same name then the original article gets moved to "Name (Ocean)" and a disambiguation page created that points to the different articles. This causes the situation that same articles you can use the {{ocean|name}} template and others you can't. Some months back I recommended that all articles should include (ocean type) as part of the article name and that the ocean templates be changes so you have the type as well e.g. {{ocean|name|flag}} so that all links to flags, crews, buildings and pirates could use the single template. However probably due to the number articles that would renaming and the number of links that would then need to be updated this is not likely to be implemented. So unfortunately at the moment we are stuck with having to check to see which link is appropriate in each situation -- Vorky 17:26, 27 May 2007 (PDT)
I too wondered why a universal format wouldnt work but your reasononing makes perfect sense. I will be tracing my links better in the future and thanks for the help.--Biliter01 18:07, 27 May 2007 (PDT)
But if you get it wrong, someone else will [eventually] fix it - that is, if Faulkston doesn't catch it immediately :) -- Thefirstdude (t/c) 18:52, 27 May 2007 (PDT)
That was exactly the case here. I did fix it for him and then he wondered why it needed fixing as he thought he had it correct -- Vorky 19:17, 27 May 2007 (PDT)
Actually I didn't assume it was correct or incorrect so much as I just wanted some education on the why's and why not's. I'm glad you fixed it and explained in more detail why so that I can "try" not to make the same mistakes over and over again.--Biliter01 19:24, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

Redundant Categories

Why are you removing said Categories while Faulkston is adding them..
--Biliter01 21:47, 27 May 2007 (PDT)

By default the info box adds the category. However for flags starting with The or A, they will not be correctly sorted on the category page. So for any names starting with The or A, you will find that a category is added. The reason I removed them is because if the flag or crew is ever changed to (defunct), then the category would need to be edited, whereas if the category is generated by the infobox, the category will be correct (except from names staring with The or A). The Aussie Flag starts with The, hence a category was added by Faulkston -- Vorky 21:55, 27 May 2007 (PDT)
Very good. I understand the difference and will implement this klnowledge in the future. Thanks.--Biliter01 21:58, 27 May 2007 (PDT)


Just FYI, you don't always have to fully disambiguate things. For stuff where it's pretty obvious what people would most likely be looking for, you may just disambiguate the lesser known/searched for article and put a note at the top of the more popular one. See Cleaver for an example. --Guppymomma 16:45, 19 June 2007 (PDT)

Sorry, realized I should be more clear. I just mean you could've left PotD (Midnight) and just made PotD (Midnight crew) to save a little work. --Guppymomma 16:51, 19 June 2007 (PDT)
Yes but in this case there was already another PotD on another ocean with a disambiguation page pointing to them both, and so the cross links would start getting rather messy if you have to point to multiple articles. -- Vorky 17:52, 19 June 2007 (PDT)

Frequency & other message templates

Just FYI, you should be using subst: in those so that the message gets put on the user talk page instead of the template being linked. So it'd look something like this: {{subst:frequency|Blah article}} --Guppymomma 06:33, 15 February 2008 (PST)

Joey article

The Joey article is probably about Joeymoretti. Haven't enough time left to sort that out now. --Alfwyn 16:24, 16 March 2008 (PDT)

Regarding the /gwho command

The /gwho command is not greeter-only. Non-greeters are able to use it, though it just gives greenie counts to them. I have reverted your various changes surrounding this command for this reason. --Thunderbird 21:12, 2 April 2008 (PDT)

User notes

User messages go on User talk pages, not User pages. I've reverted your change to Chupchup's User page. Please leave the message on the User talk page instead. --Guppymomma 16:01, 8 April 2008 (PDT)