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Offline Snail

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Random Non-Canon Events
Umm... Someone called ITA Master suddenly appeared and started writing all this random stuff about WMDs, stuff in 1996 and some random crap about the BTA and ITA, which apparently has absolutely nothing to do with FreeSpace. Luckily BlueFlames was there to clean up the mess... But the stuff he made is still there, just marked as non-canon. What campaign is this stuff from and is it even being made? I seriously object to writing random stuff like that if there's no campaign that includes it, and if it's just random non-canon stuff that he's written. Can someone delete those pages, or at least move them somewhere else?

(If ITA Master himself is reading this, please explain where the stuff you've written is from, for clarity. Thanks.)

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Uhh, ITA Master has posted again, and apparently mixed up some more non-canon info with fully canon information...

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
This is getting me confused, really.

This guy knows a lot about FS, he said something about the GTVA/EA war in the Delta Serpentis page. I have the impression that this guy is willing to help without being aware of the rules.

EDIT: Although I really have to admit that most stuff posted by this guy is nothing but crap...

EDIT2: So basically the BTA is a pseudo GTA and the PCN is a pseudo PVN? Their union gave a pseudo GTVA, the CTVA. This is pointless.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 04:46:50 pm by Mobius »
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
BTA? PCN, CTVA?   :wtf:

This guy might be high on something...
Might be drunk.
And it can't be CTVA. It would be BTCA...gah, he can't even get his own acronyms right! The V can't come from nowhere!  :lol:


This guy knows a lot about FS, he said something about the GTVA/EA war in the Delta Serpentis page. I have the impression that this guy is willing to help without being aware of the rules.

Except he spelled Inferno "Infirno".
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
No, seriously, can we revert his changes, with extreme prejudice? It's good he's contributing and trying to help and all, but he's done more damage than good.

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
But he knows something about INF...he might be a FS player...a weird one but still a FS player. He's not a spammer like the others, I think...

No, seriously, can we revert his changes, with extreme prejudice? It's good he's contributing and trying to help and all, but he's done more damage than good.

BTA, PCN and CTVA don't come from custom campaigns. They're misspellings. Wait a second...

EDIT: Et voilà, I've just created a nice user talk.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2008, 05:10:48 pm by Mobius »
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Yea...well, G is above B. C is beside V...
G and C might be visually mistaken...but the stuff about the "WMD Weapon" and stuff? Where's that from? His own campaign?

We need to have a talk with this guy, for clarity purposes.
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
The other things are invented. This guy's drunk, handicapped or is playing with us.
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"Tango Mango Fortress"?

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Mmm...smells like an0n.

But seriously. Just the fact he chose "ITA" says he knows more than most, on the other hand... :P
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Yea...well, G is above B. C is beside V...
G and C might be visually mistaken...but the stuff about the "WMD Weapon" and stuff? Where's that from? His own campaign?...

These two together would require a very interesting combination of inattention and dysgraphy.

I never understood why some people create new pages without double-checking the spelling of *at least* the title.
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I already announced my retirement twice, yet here I am. If I bring up that topic again, don't believe a word.

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Is it possible to prevent him from making further edits until this can be sorted out?

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Sorry, was on vacation or I would've caught this earlier.

I'll post him a friendly warning on adding non-canon content to sections that are not designated as such, such as the Freespace Universe page, and revert any changes he has made to those that you guys haven't already dealt with. I'll let his new pages stay for now, though, as they may be part of the description for a campaign he's working on - which would be entirely legit. Then, if he can't follow the rules after they've been explained, I'll hand him a short-duration ban to make it clear we're not kidding.
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Sorry, was on vacation or I would've caught this earlier.

Irony being, I was on vacation when I caught it.  ;)

That aside, adding noncanon information to 'canon-only' (for lack of a better description) pages isn't the only issue at hand here.  He's making a lot of pages for information regarding an unreleased campaign.  I don't have anything against making pages for new campaigns, as I've turned my user page into a bloated megapage about the Second Front plot arc, but he's created ten new pages in the main namespace, many of which are pretty insignificant.  Moreover, every time I've flagged one of his pages as noncanon, I've had to do significant copy-editing to make those pages maintain some kind of grammatical standard.  Checking my own grammar and spelling is tiring enough, so I really don't appreciate it when someone posts with apparent disregard for the language, under the rationale that someone else can fix it later.

I suppose that's as much venting as it is valid complaining, but ITA Master has already ignored edits to his user and talk pages, and seems to be continuing to make edits, oblivious to our requests, warnings, and corrections to his new pages.

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Frankly, I can live with the new pages being in the main namespace, as long as nothing links to them aside from a campaign page under user campaigns (which I asked him to make). We haven't exactly been using namespaces properly in the first place so we're hardly the ones to complain. And there's no need to fix them up, really, aside from the non canon tag that has already been pointed out to him, as it is his campaign (presumably), and thus his problem.

I'll make sure he won't keep ignoring his talk page, though.
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
The information on Deneb II is not canon either, BTW. It looks canon, but isn't.

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
They're not references to a custom campaign, they're a mix of misspellings with random stuff.
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
Okay, I've gotten slightly sick of this. I pressed random page five times and twice it came up with this guy's rubbish. What he's attempted to do is flesh out the FS2 universe, but he's mixed it up with some of his own stuff. Tell him to put all this information on his userpage or a dedicated page for his campaign only.

Stuff that looks canon, but isn't canon, which he has created, under canon titles, etc. etc. :

Deneb II
Vasuda III
UR Sector 5
Altair V
Altair II
Altair III
(several others)

They're not references to a custom campaign, they're a mix of misspellings with random stuff.
They're not. I know of no campaign about "Cancer Ambush" of 1996 or whatever it was, or the BTA, or the ITA, or the CTVA, or the PCN, or any WMDs.

Revert all changes, please. He's not only written non-canon crap, but it's all gramaticly incorrect and mispelt.

 

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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
BTA ---> GTA
PCN ---> PVN
CTVA ---> GTVA

Mine's not an impression, read his changes and you'll find out that the "CTVA" was formed following the union of the "BTA" and the "PCN". The reference to the GTVA is obvious.

The other things are random stuff.
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Re: Random Non-Canon Events
The other things are random stuff.
AFAIK there is no such thing as the GTD Skull, or an WMD, or the ITA.


Besides, if we're trying to give reliable information, repeated misspellings of important names are not reliable.