aka Clyde

12,268 Edits since joining this wiki
February 14, 2009
  • I live in Arcata
  • I was born on August 8
  • My occupation is Twisted Mentat
  • I am Male
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Addendum Edit

I really appreciated the reminder you recently threw up in the fora, and I figured I might suggest another topic for you to tackle. I have been noticing, for quite some time, that a few of our editors are taking a bad-faith doctrine towards edits they see in the 'Recent Changes'. A user will add a note into an article, without a source, and instead of good faith being applied towards their effort, and having their claim either investigated or slapped with a {{Verify}} tag, they are being immediately reverted without a secondary thought ever being given.

Having edits reverted zealously, in disregard of our good faith rules, is pretty discouraging for any user - especially when reverts are not supplemented with an attempt for discussion, or a proper edit summary. I think your topic and possibly this one, can be really helpful, as I get the feeling that the rules are becoming more important than our users.

Some food for thought. User:Sarkhan the Sojourner 17:02, September 1, 2015 (UTC)

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Fallout Shelter characters Edit

Hi KingClyde,

I have a few questions about the Fallout Shelter characters page.

1: Why did you delete my (see bugs) note? I've seen it used on a number of Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas pages. I put it there so a thousand other helpful Android users won't "correct" Abraham Washington's outfit like I did. Looking at the history, I wasn't the first. I figure a note is easier than fixing it again and again.

Yes, people should check the whole page, but if a player doesn't think he's experiencing a bug, he may not read the bug section. Honestly, when I made the initial change. I thought I was correcting a "helpful" editor who had put in what it looked like, in absence of a name given for the outfit in the game. That was my bad, but I doubt I will be the last.

One option I had considered was a dual listing, showing:

  • iOS: Professor outfit
  • Android: (see bugs)

2: Why is Scribe Rothchild the only one who loses his title and is instead listed by his FO3 given name? At least six others should also be, if this is a rule. And the alphabetization needs to be fixed too, as Reginald comes before Sarah. But, by that note, shouldn't they be alphabetized by their last names? Perhaps even put in last, first order: e.g. Rothchild, Reginald?

Personally, I think this page should use the Fallout Shelter in-game display names and alphabetize them as given. First, it's because that is what the players of this game will be looking for. Nowhere in Fallout Shelter is Rothchild's first name given, so players of only this game have no way of knowing it. Second, this wiki does use other name formats when it makes sense. Check out the Brotherhood of Steel (Capital Wasteland) page; under notable members it lists Elder Lyons and Head Scribe Rothchild, not Owen Lyons and Reginald Rothchild. Because it makes sense to do so in that context, just as it does here.

Insisting that the FO3 given names be used on a FOS page feels needlessly pedantic to me. And it feels a bit superior too, like you're laughing at FOS players for not already knowing the FO3 canon. FOS is about Bethesda encouraging and exciting future FO4 players, not rewarding FO3 players for their knowledge of minutia.

Oh, just so you know, I am a long-time FO3 player with hundreds of hours played. So I am not just some noob who "just doesn't care about all that old Fallout crap." I'm speaking as someone who wants players who start with FOS to feel comfortable here. Let them see "Scribe Rothchild" is a link; they may click on it and learn more about the rich history of the character beyond just being a legendary dweller.

Thank you,
Soukey--Soukey (talk) 15:30, September 26, 2015 (UTC)

Portable infoboxes Edit

Heya :) Just stopping by to see if you have any thoughts on the Portable infobox project that Shining-Armor started up a little while ago. Because of Fallout's obvious importance to Wikia, particularly as we approach the launch of Fallout 4, we'd like to make sure that all your infoboxes are as accessible by mobile devices as is possible. Please drop by the forum as soon as you can and give your views. And of course my user talk page is always open to whatever comments — even rude ones — that you'd like to make!
czechout@Wikia    00:32: Tue 29 Sep 2015

New infoboxesEdit

Hey, TOR has been helping us out to make our infoboxes compatible with mobile stuff, but so far, his work didn't get that much feedback. Would you be so kind to pay the forum a visit and leave some feedback. And apart from that, there has been uncertainty in chat as to how we would get to use these. Would we need a vote before we can use them, or can it just be done by a decision from the sysops? - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 21:33, October 26, 2015 (UTC)

Oh, do you mean the melee bobblehead I did? I saw the perception bobblehead page used the as FO3's ( and I didn't know if I should have made a new page or not.

FluffybroJr (talk) 19:55, November 5, 2015 (UTC)

Page widthEdit

I was thinking about changing the width of the content space to the old value again (wider), wiki wide. I have had the old width running in my personal wikia.css for the past few months; yesterday and today I tried the standard width again, because of a request from Energy X to a change of side banner. Experimenting with that, I still don't like the small space and the big fonts. What do you think of it? I first wanted to ask the bcs/admins, later we can ask Wikia (if everyone's ok with it), because I'm not sure they would allow a change to something they implemented wikiawide. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 17:49, November 9, 2015 (UTC)


What do you think about the infobox replacement Wikia wants to go ahead with, Clyde? (Sent you an e-mail about it) Jspoel Speech Jspoel 07:50, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

I'm not that far in the game, but from what I hear probably best to list the generators for spawn locations and I'd list the fixed fusion core locations as well, and a few vendors or for a quest reward. The fusion core is a special type of ammo and people are interested in where to find them. You can see it in the number of location additions by users. We should put them in a table, first colum location, second column specifics where to find them. That makes it better to read. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 21:14, November 19, 2015 (UTC)

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