User talk:Flux

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Hello! =)

I just wanted to make a comment here, so your talk page doesn't appear red in the "recent changes" page ;) If you want to make a reply, make sure to sign your comments (if you need help with that: Help:Talk) --Leord 17:22, 23 October 2008 (CEST)

What's 3 "M"s????

So... What's with the extra "M" you added onto the "MMORPG" article??? --belushi81x 17:05, 25 Dec 2008 (CEST)

He apparently saw it and fixed it =) --Leord 14:42, 27 December 2008 (CET)

Yeah, typos happen. Sometimes even in page titles. Anyone is welcome to fix minor errors like that; you don't need to message admins or the page creator in such instances. -- Flux

A small question...

How to have an internal link going to a category? i wanna make a link to the Jewelry Category, but i cant, because if i specify category, it sends the word jewelry to the categories at the bottom of the article. and if i dont specify its a category, then it links to Jewelry article, and that doesnt exist... please help. --DxAxxxTyriel 11:08, 4 April 2009 (CEST)

put a : in front of the name, inside the brackets, and it will not make that a link to the category. Add the "pipe trick" like you do with any other link.
Leord and I have had "add a bunch of basic wiki tips and tricks to the help page" on our to-do list forever, but there always seems to be something more pressing. has exhaustive help pages, but they're so long that it's hard to find what you want. The cheat sheet is useful -- someday I've got to learn how to do footnotes properly. *cough* -Flux 12:22, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
Thx mate... And is it possible 2 rename articles? 2 articles need to be renamed, nothing serious, just so it they are Correctly Written... with caps in the right spots...

yeah, mention them here or email me or leord or you can post them in the wiki support forum.
It's generally helpful to make redirect pages for caps or non-caps, since the wiki search engine is so stupid about case sensitivity. I've taken to mostly doing categories and page names in lowercase, just so I don't have to try to remember which ones are caps and which are not. Also note that one word page names are not case sensitive; monsters = Monsters, since the first word in a title gets capitalized automatically by the page title. -Flux 12:32, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
Critical hits should be Critical Hits.... agreed?
I suppose so, but it's not something I'd worry about, despite beign something of a grammar nazi at times. There should be both pages, with one redirecting. Just copy the entire lowercase page, make that a redirect, and paste it into the uppercase name version, if it's important to you. -Flux 14:25, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
being a grammar nazi is fun ^^... anywho, its not that important + i dont understand ur explanation... by ur explanation i think i have to make a copy of the i right? --DxAxxxTyriel 15:54, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
Use the [move] tab at the ~top of the page (It's next to History, which is next to the Edit button :P ) --Vipermagi 17:11, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
I was under the impression that only admins could use the move, protect, and delete buttons? If move is open to all, then yeah, that's an easier way. Moving a page automatically creates a redirect link from the old to the new. -Flux 23:18, 5 April 2009 (CEST)
Just saw this discussion and thought I'd chime in. The case sensitivity is unfortunate, and is actually an aspect of the server's operating system (Linux). When I first starting messing around in here, Leord mentioned to be that the general rule of thumb was to capitalize the first letter and lowercase the rest, unless they're proper nouns. I don't know if that still stands, but I agree it's not a big deal. BTW Flux, Protect and Delete are still hidden from users, so not all is lost. =]
--Azymn 03:01, 6 April 2009 (CEST)

Ok, sorry for sorting your talk page in a traditional talk page manner, I just need to see who wrote what. =)
Anyway, do NOT move around pages that are descriptive titles like a Critical hit. If an article we make is made from some sort of name, like a Hydra Rune, then use the capitalization. There are no problems with the server wither way, but it's a lot easier to make links, and it's common wikipedia custom do name articles in this fashion. =)
Please everyone check out the Help section. I spent lots of time writing it, and it handles more or less everything you would come across in the wiki! The following pages cover all the above questions: moving articles, making links of any kind and naming policies. Also, as Flux said, we need redirects as well, so check out redirects for further info. --Leord 16:34, 7 April 2009 (CEST)
PS. If "Critical Hit" becomes a game term, we'll rename the page accordingly. --Leord 16:36, 7 April 2009 (CEST)

attribute page

Flux, the attribute page u edited recently isnt complete... check out pre-set attribute argument... i dont know what you wanted to type there, so i cant help.

You must have hit it during the editing/rewritting process. I save pages as I'm going from time to time to get a look at the overall thing. it's done now. -Flux 06:36, 6 April 2009 (CEST)
i didnt edit it... i was never in attributes editing page... --DxAxxxTyriel 08:08, 6 April 2009 (CEST)
He's talking about this line: "Much digital ink has been spilled on this issue, since it was revealed at Blizzcon, in October 2008. (The first word came from an interview by, and immediately resulted in a". It ends mid-sentence with "a", and then the next paragraph begins. --Leord 16:34, 7 April 2009 (CEST)
O I C. I thought you meant the page was generally disorganized, as it was during the editing/writing process. I didn't notice that inc sentence. I was going to add a link to the first reaction to the news, and forgot to go dig up the forum thread. It's edited now. -Flux 00:22, 8 April 2009 (CEST)

Pit Flyers

Aren't the bat winged creatures with the fingernail heads at the Blizzcon 2008 games Pit Flyers? --Butch Audacity Feb 14, 2010 3:52 PM EST

They're a similar type, at least. I made a flyer page for them. They weren't Pit Flyers, at least they didn't spawn from anything like those are concept-art shown to, but they were giant bats. -- Flux 08:39, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Mods section

Leord suggested that I lend a hand fleshing it out. What kind of info do you want there? For what version of D2? Mods living / dead, released / unreleased, in development / complete / abandoned / history, etc.

Also, quite aside from the 'official documentation' that every mod has, Eastern Sun (for example) has a rather extensive wiki of its own. How do these fit in? --Sing in Silence 21:10, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the offer.
For now, I'd just like basic coverage of all the major (and minor?) D1 and D2 mods. I put some very quick paragraph summations about a few of them on the d2 mods page a few weeks ago. I'd like to keep the descriptions on that page of about that length -- name of the mod, a sentence or two on what makes it special/different/unique, dates when it was being updated, links to official site/forum/download.
Longer term, it would be nice to incorporate more of the mod info into the wiki. Maybe not every word of a mod's wiki, but at least to preserve the bulk of it; mod hosting sites come and go, after all. That content would go on a page devoted to that particular mod. We've got some more coverage of Median XL now, but it's kind of disorganized. Ultimately we'll get a proper mods navigation and boilerplate set up; so one of those nifty navigation tables would show the essential mod features and such.
--Flux 19:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Flux, you commented on his userpage, rather than talk :p It's a little less likely to draw his attention, I think. --Vipermagi 10:47, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Brought to your attention... Somthing should probably be done about this... --belushi81x 16:58, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

yeah, it seemed a little lacking on diablo 3 content. Not even any links to the male wizard? ;)
--Flux 19:46, 13 March 2010 (UTC)