User talk:Zebendal

Welcome!Edit

PlantsEdit

"Carnivorous" plants are still plants, so they go in the Flora section of lore (ignore my fauna typos in the edit summaries). Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 02:14, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Ive previously asked in discord about this and they said that they should belong in fauna instead.— Unsigned comment by Zebendal (talkcontribs) at 03:15 on 10 October 2018‎
Whoever told you that is wrong. Plants are plants, not animals. These plants are based of things like the venus fly-trap, just enlarged to actually be a threat to a human-sized animal. An equivalent existing plant is the Lore:Harrada Root from Oblivion which strikes you should you get too close. The problem with the strangler is that the game treats it like an animal, or more accurately, like an NPC. However this should not be confused with the actual definition of the plant, as these distinctions are of our own making, else all Bestiary entries would be mixed in with the people entries. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 02:30, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Ok thank you for your help, will move the Murkmire flora at a later time. Zebendal (talk) 03:06, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

ReferencesEdit

Hi Zebendal! First of all I want to say I'm very happy to have someone interested in helping to integrate the huge amounts of new ESO information into Lorespace. However, I want to make sure that we keep up our high standards for quality here, so please keep in mind the importance of providing accurate references for Lore articles, so that specific facts can be traced to their original sources. New pages should include sufficient references as a minimum standard, so leaving the entire section blank like Root-Whisper Tribe or Rootmender's Staff should never happen. Please let me know or post in the wiki discussion on the Discord if you need help with the technical aspects of formatting references, there are always people willing to help.

To give some advice right off the bat, I see two issues with reference formatting on the Blackguards page. First, each separate reference source needs to have a unique name parameter. Yours all have "name=PLJ", so they all appear as the same reference despite having different sources. We usually just loosely abbreviate the title for book references, so for "Drakeeh the Unchained's Journal, Page 3", I would do something like "name=DUJ3". Secondly, when citing books that only currently exist in their game namespace (not being notable enough to copy to Lore), you can add the parameter "ns_base=Online" to the Cite Book template. I've made these changes as an example, and some other corrections, so please take a look at the diff. Again, thanks for contributing and don't hesitate to ask any questions you have! -- Hargrimm(T) 19:31, 31 October 2018 (UTC)


Indenting on Talk PagesEdit

Hello Zebendal! Not to harangue, but I have noticed that you do not indent on talk pages. I would like to bring to your attention to a standard present on most wikis: indenting. This means that you use a colon (:) ahead each talk page reply, one per reply level. This indents the text so the conversation is easier to follow. When these indents reach an egregious level, the {{od}} template (outdent) is used to represent the return of the text alignment to the leftmost. This is summarised fully on the Help page for editing. Thank you for your time!
— J. J. Fullerton talk﴿ 03:14, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

For the indentation, do I use the : symbol as soon as I create a post on the talk page? Or all posts after the initial one? Zebendal (talk) 22:18, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
One more : for each contribution in the section. Like this. —MortenOSlash (talk) 22:55, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
So fore each contribution, one more level of indent. —MortenOSlash (talk) 22:57, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

EditingEdit

Hi Zebendal, I've made some slight corrections to your recent addition to Lore:Dwemer Animunculi and you might note same going forward. Always remember to use Show preview when editing to ensure your formatting is correct. It can be helpful to look at other pages or entries on a page when editing for help. —Legoless (talk) 11:14, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

A couple of things to noteEdit

I've mentioned these a couple of times in discord and in edit comments, but could you make sure to include the entire NPC template when creating pages? It really helps new users format pages correctly when the format they need to use is already present on the page. You can find the template you need on pages such as Bandit Wildling. In addition, if an NPC is found all over a particular location (such as Samari in Rimmen), you can just put |city=Rimmen. You don't need to include a |loc=Rimmen parameter as well. Also, when uploading images, can you try to remember to add the appropriate categories? You can do this directly in the summary when uploading, or in an edit immediately after uploading. If you look at all of the previous images you uploaded, you should be able to figure out which categories go on which images.

If you have any questions about any of these, let me know! Jeancey (talk) 22:16, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Image UploadingEdit

Hey Zeb, is it possible for you to double check your image uploads next time. Two of your images your last batch had the Gamename and/or Categorization missing from them. Those that did, then had categories didn't match the category you'd assigned them in their name. I've been around a moved them as well as re-categorized those that wanted it. Thanks Kiz(email - talk) 20:17, 21 November 2019 (GMT)

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Your dedication and diligence to the wiki has not gone unnoticed. A user has seen the progress you've made, and has given you a cookie because of it. Good work! The user had the following to say:

I've noticed you've improved dramatically in the time you've been here. I'm impressed by the constant refinement of your editing abilities. Thank you for everything you've been doing, looking forward to seeing a lot more. ---AKB Talk Cont Mail 13:33, 29 November 2019 (GMT)
Great work on the Creation Club and lore edits recently! We're really staying on top of the new releases. —Legoless (talk) 13:33, 29 November 2019 (GMT)

Recent Image UploadsEdit

Hey, could you stop uploading over images without necessarily improving on what was there? You may want every image to have the same flat background, but that hasn't been the way we've done things. Some of your images ARE a marked improvement over what was there, some have an improved zoom on the image, for example, but almost just as many either don't really have any improvement, or are arguably worse than what was there. Please don't mass upload a new version of every image we have for items, until there is a clear agreement that we want them all to have a solid color background over what we currently have. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 07:03, 8 January 2020 (GMT)

As you're using out of game assets to alter the image composition (replacing the background with ones you're creating in GIMP), please stop uploading ALL images you took with that methodology for now. There absolutely needs to be a discussion about if we want to feature images with non-game assets (even just a flat color) added to them. Until a clear agreement on if that methodology is desirable is decided, we really shouldn't upload more of them. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 07:45, 8 January 2020 (GMT)
For skyrim space, it was taken using the skybox. for morrowind space, I used the same method that was previously used to make an image.Zebendal (talk) 07:52, 8 January 2020 (GMT)
As far as I was aware the Morrowind images were taken entirely in-game. Do you have proof they weren't? If so, it'd be worth redoing them all anyway to match the standards our later images used. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 07:54, 8 January 2020 (GMT)

Legends Image UploadsEdit

I wonder where you are getting the recent images from? If they are from official sites, like twitter, then it's no problem. However, if they are from artist sites then we need at least to note where it comes from and who made it (and maybe even there permission) for use. There is also the concern of small changes (mostly colours and shading) between those on artist site and those used in-game. --Ilaro (talk) 19:07, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Im obtaining them from the official facebook and twitter pages since they are in higher resolution. I would not upload an image from an artist site due to copyright reasons.Zebendal (talk)
Alright, that's no problem then. --Ilaro (talk) 19:14, 18 August 2020 (UTC)
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