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Zixes

aka Zix

  • I live in The Tricon Palace
  • I was born on October 16
  • My occupation is Inquisitor
  • I am Male
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Welcome

Hi, welcome to the Warhammer 40k Wiki Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the User blog:Sindri Myr/It is the fifty-first millennium... page. Please read ALL of the Important Links on the Main Page before beginning any editing activities on this wiki, as the Warhammer 40k Wiki has very strict formatting and content guidelines. Failure to follow them may lead to the immediate deletion of your work. If you have any questions or need help please contact either Lead Administrator Montonius or Associate Administrator Algrim Whitefang. Thanks, and enjoy your time here!

Bugs Fixed

ZiXIS,

Thank you for bringing to my attention some of the issues that you noticed on the wiki. As we are always trying to keep up with newly released material, sometimes minor things get overlooked. The shortcut for the Zombie link on the Vampire page has been corrected and will now take you to the Zombie Plague. The Brotherhood of Lethe Renegade warband page has also been changed to reflect that as the formerly loyalist Crusaders of Dorn they would most likely be a Successor Chapter of the Imperial Fists. The page is now updated to reflect this slight oversight.

Also, thank you for staying vigilant when it comes to some of the trolls that constantly vandalize our articles. This is a never-ending chore trying to nip it in the bud, before too much damage can be done. Keep up the good work! Thanks!

Ave Imperator! Øjar Va Russ! Leman Russ!

Algrim Whitefang (talk), Assistant Administrator 18:36, March 20, 2014

Thank You

Thank you, Zixis. Your words meant a lot to me. I was just angry past the point of endurance, please forgive my language; I have long sought to bring more civility to our little corner of the Internet. I did not resign, though my involvement has become more limited in recent days due to real world events. I will continue to provide editing about once a week and provide guidance as requested by our other admins when necessary. Again, my thanks for your kind words; they have been all-too-rare during my tenure here.

Montonius (talk) 18:40, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

RE: Sourcing

It should be fine if you don't add sources if it's just a list. That said, it would be preferable if you did add them; just don't fret if you can't (I'm certainly not expecting page numbers or anything). --=Shas'o'Kais= Mobility, Technology, Firepower - In the name of the Greater Good; we will triumph. (talk) 07:33, June 26, 2014 (UTC)

Successor Chapters

Hmmm, yeah successor chapters of the founding Legions should be added to their respective Chapter categories. I personally oversaw that project a year or so ago, but obviously it appears that I missed some. It'll be a great help if you can help add any remaining pages. Just keep in mind that pages relating to Successor Chapters only (e.g. Pedro Kantor of the Crimson Fist) should not have the founding Chapter category added (so no Pedro -> Imperial Fists). Thanks for your contributions!

--=Shas'o'Kais= Mobility, Technology, Firepower - In the name of the Greater Good; we will triumph. (talk) 11:44, August 8, 2014 (UTC)

Birthday 

Zixis thanks a lot man, you really are a man that i respect. Thanks again

Sanguinior (talk) 17:43, August 23, 2014 (UTC)

Permission Granted

Hi ZiXIS,

I saw your request to do a new article on The Temple Tendency. I say go for it. It sounds like you've made the effort to look at the Logicians article in order to get a grasp on the structure for it. If you need any help with it, don't hesitate to ask. Permission granted!

Algrim Whitefang, Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Thank you!

I want to thank you for editing out the offensive remark that was put on my profile. I was angry that it happened but I'm glad that there are kind people here who look out for others. Again I want to say thank you.

Astaroth Valka (talk) 06:16, January 13, 2015 (UTC)

Additional Pages

Hello Zixis. You bring up a very valid point in the addition of further pages which adds onto Montonius' workload, and it is an issue I have been thinking myself every time I have to add to the Priority Edits requests list. It certainly a problem that needs to be addressed.

The fact of the matter is that Montonius has not been on the wiki in more than seven weeks. As time goes on, I am preparing for the ever-increasing eventuality that Montonius' next visit may be his last; if indeed he comes back at all. The wiki must go on, with or without Montonius. Whilst he is the head admin, his extended inactivity is no excuse for the halt of additional content of the wiki. The ultimate goal of the wiki is to be a comprehensive and up-to-date compendium of 40k knowledge. Whilst great progress has been made in the past couple of years, we are still far, far behind; especially at the rate GW is releasing material now. If we have to wait for Montonius before moving on, our massive backlog will continue to stretch.

I believe that part of the issue is because I was not present to reign in some of Algrim's enthusiasm during December, resulting in a very large quantity of info being added to the wiki within a respectively short period of time. Indeed, 42 of the 55 additions to the list were created/added whilst I was gone. Many of them were from the recent release of the Shield of Baal campaign, which also may have played a part in creating this problem.

That is the past now however, and I believe that the recent rate of wiki page/info addition has slowed dramatically down during the course of January to a more acceptable rate. If Montonius comes back now, the present list will be a overload for the period of time he has been away. However, at the present rate, the situation will even out given a couple or three more weeks.

As a temporary solution to the problem however, in light of your concerns, I will try and find the time in the next few days to go over some of the new and smaller pages myself, in order to cut down on the list. This should help to alleviate Montonius' workload to be more acceptable when/if he returns.

As for your addition of pages, I believe any small pages you add, i.e. Psy-tracker sized, are alright as I can edit them myself now that I have the time.

Thank you Zixis for bringing up this issue, and I hope this satisfactorily answers your questions.

P.S. Algrim, if you are reading this, I ask that you do not fill out the incomplete pages that other random wikia contributors create, and simply delete them until Montonius' return. If they are not on your current projected plan of pages to add, then don't bother filling them out. It will save you time and generate less work for Montonius later. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

--=Shas'o'Kais= Mobility, Technology, Firepower - In the name of the Greater Good; we will triumph. (talk) 01:54, January 26, 2015 (UTC)

I actually don't really understand Wikia table code myself. Typically, I would go into source mode and copy the exact code format of the entry before, and then change all the words to fit the new entry.

--=Shas'o'Kais= Mobility, Technology, Firepower - In the name of the Greater Good; we will triumph. (talk) 07:14, January 27, 2015 (UTC)

RE: Pict-Capture

Hey ZiXIS,

To take a pict-capture using Adobe Reader, there is a Take Snapshot tool that you can use. It looks like a little camera icon. Under the View tab, go to Show/Hide. Then go to Toolbar Items. Then scroll down to Edit. Another drop down menu appears. You'll see the Take Snapshoot tool. Click on it. Now, on your tool bar menu located almost in the middle, you should now see the little camera icon. Click on this, then drag and drop over the area you want to copy. Then you can paste it into Paint, Photoshop, ect. Hope this helps!

Algrim Whitefang, Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Moderatorship

I'm not sure as to the exact standards required, but here is a simple guideline of what is required of a moderator:

  • Somewhere between 3500-5000 edits on the wiki to show extensive contribution activity.
  • Active adding of substantial amounts of quality content, whether this be minor additions of content to current pages, major upgrading of pages that need workm, or the creation of new (and quality) pages for the wiki. 
  • A solid understanding of how wiki content is organised and formatted, and being aware of common standards in sentencing, addressing, sourcing and organising information on pages (i.e. what headings are appropiate for say a vehicle page, what information is required on a character page, etc.).
  • A demonstration/Demonstrations of wiki management/moderation in regards to other users. This can include the reminding of new editors of the quality standards on this wiki, telling other editors as to what they can do to improve the quality of their edits, notification of spam or harassment issues from other uses to admins, etc.
  • An ability to keep track of everything (mostly) and point out the mistakes of others and/or correct their mistakes for them.

Your contributions are on the right path to becoming a moderator I can assure you. It is just not quite the time yet I believe for a promotion. 

A couple of tips from me:

  • When making pages, try to include the material from all possible and known sources on the topic; and combine the information from each of them. For example, your Khymera and Ur-ghul pages should incoporate material from the Dark Eldar codex as well as the Rogue Trader material since that is the 'original' source for those creatures (first appearance was in the codex I believe).
  • Try to make pages on larger topics occassionally. This not only demonstrates your abilities in content creation, but is also an oppurtunity to learn more about Point 3 above from what the quality-checking admins (so me right now lol) do to fix and reformat it. Then use what you learned to make a better page, and so on.
  •  In regards to Point 4, there haven't been many instances of people 'misbehaving' on the wiki in recent times so there aren't that many oppurtunities to show off. A job I can task you with however is notify me of whenever you think you see coarse language in forum posts, or harassment. I don't have the time to always check all the forum posts and rely on checking only the last one or two posts in Recent Activity to tell me if there is any trouble brewing. Someone who can check in more detail will be of immense help. 
  • Please don't post links to the same material you did on the Rogue Trader RP thread, or make any overt reference to them. We try to avoid any situations that may arise from that.

I hope that clears things up a bit!

=Shas'o'Kais= Mobility, Technology, Firepower - In the name of the Greater Good; we will triumph. (talk) 00:23, March 14, 2015 (UTC)

Have fun working towards that goal ;)Neithan02 (talk) 13:21, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

Heretical Cults

I have shifted the part of the content of the page you made into the Heresy page, and made a new page on Death Cults. My reasons for this is that twofold. Firstly, Death Cult's aren't strictly heretical afaik, and are a significant enough part of lore to warrant its own page. The information you put up was enough to get a page on them started. The second is that the Heretical Cult general information was not something that required its own page.

This is not a post criticising your work, but a message to let you know what I have done. Your contributions to the wiki are greatly appreciated and always getting better, and I hope to see more of your work soon.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 01:25, April 13, 2015 (UTC)

Okay ZiXIS thanks for letting me know.

Kottadragon (talk) 06:25, April 18, 2015 (UTC)

Inquistor Factions

If you are talking about Inquisitorial factions such as Puritans and Radicals, then please add to the content under the relevant headings on the main Inquisition page. I don't believe they require their own pages.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 23:04, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

Eldar Codex

I'm pretty sure Algrim already covered all the Craftworlds pretty well when he went through them. If you see anything missing or wish to add anything, however, feel free to do so.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 11:52, May 5, 2015 (UTC)

Image Disclaimers

Hey Zixis. When uploading new images to the wiki, please remember to add the wiki disclaimer tag to the individual image pages. You can do this by going to the individual image page, editing it, and putting the word 'disclaimer' with double curly brackets { and } on the sides. I've already added the disclaimer to the images you have uploaded so far today. Thanks.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 23:18, May 23, 2015 (UTC)

You add the disclaimer in the individual image page, such as this one: http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daemon-0.png Click Edit, then add the word 'disclaimer' with preceding and following double curly brackets { and }.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 06:44, May 28, 2015 (UTC)

I'm sorry if I was unclear earlier, but the disclaimer tag requires two sets of brackets i.e. Template:And on each side to work.

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 01:37, June 17, 2015 (UTC)

Promotion

Terminator Honors

The Crux Terminatus, granted for dedication, initiative and service to the Emperor to all Warhammer 40k Wiki Moderati

In light of your continued exemplary service to the Warhammer 40k Wikia, I hereby promote you to the rank of moderator. You have continued to be an excellent contributor since you joined, and have shown great enthusiasm and attention to wiki standards that are what we need in our leadership team. I warmly congratulate you and look forward to your continued contributions to the wiki in the future.

So what does this promotion mean in terms of your wiki responsibilities? For the most part, simply continuing with what you have been doing so far in your contributions. However, you know also have a responsibility to police the 40k Wiki forums and ensure that the conduct of users there complies with the forum rules, and to weigh in with any decisions, reprimands or reparations when required.

A full list of what is expected of Moderators and what they are able to do can be found on this page: http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Warhammer_40k:Administrators

P.S: I'm not very good at long speeches...Algrim might be able to do a better one if he comes by.

  • hintAlgrimhint* Congratulations on your promotion!

--=Shas'o'Kais= (talk) 03:22, July 25, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks a lot !

Well hello Zixis! Thank you for your words of encouragement, they were and still are much appreciated. I’m glad I could help and I will try to keep editing new articles when I have some time to spare. I also wanted to thank you and Algrimm for proof-reading my edits, I know my English is not quite what it used to be and I’m no native speaker, so thanks for your patience. It may take long but I always finish what I start.

Silberstich (talk) 18:08, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

Battlesuit Pages

It should be find to leave out the country of origin if you aren't sure of where the White Dwarf came from. I think any regional differences are minimal anyway.

However, next time when making a page on a new release, it is often better to wait for the relevant Codex/source material to come out and then make the page using that material as the basis, rather than any White Dwarf material as it is usually less detailed.

--==Shas'o'Kais== (talk) 23:46, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice

Hey ZiXIS, thanks for the re-edit. Sorry, if I'm a little confused about some things, they just made more sense that way to me. Correcting typos, formatting issues and grammatical errors is my strength, but sometimes, I seem to read the sentense wrong ...

I still would like to explain the reasons of my latest edit, since you are the moderator, I the decision to make further edits up to you :-)

Throughout the articles involving the Thousand Sons Legion, they are refered to as a singular entity when the "Legion" is mentioned ("The Thousand Sons Traitor Legion"), while the "Thousand Sons" are refered to in plural. Also the plural is used, when talking about the "Traitors of the Thousand Sons Legion".

I did NOT use the past tense in "The Purging of the Starcrusha"", because altough it is history, every other campaign is also told in the present tense. I just thought this to be consistent.

Concerning the "War of Infamy" edit: As it is now, it states that the Tau RAID the shipyards ... then they DESTROY vessels ... AND then they CRIPPLING Pretorius Rex. That doesn't make sense to me. There are two grammatically correct versions: "Tau RAID shipyards, while DESTROYING xxx and CRIPPLING xxx" or "Tau RAID shipyards, DESTROY xxx and CRIPPLE xxx".

For a closing, I want to give my thanks for your continued work in service of The Emperor. May He watch over you.

Vo0DoO40k (talk) 21:00, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

Tau Pages

Please leave the updating of Tau pages with the 7th Edition Codex information to me. There's a particular way I want the pages the pages to turn out and I want to keep consistency across the Tau pages on this wiki.

==Shas'o'Kais== (talk) 23:31, October 28, 2015 (UTC)

I'll have to respectfully decline your offer. I'd rather go through and add all the content in at once than going through and double checking the sources and editing everything again. I also need to reconcile all the information from the Kauyon and Mont'ka books into any pages I update.

--==Shas'o'Kais== (talk) 00:06, December 7, 2015 (UTC)

Great Job!

Honourifica Imperialis

By order of the God-Emperor, you are hereby awarded the Honourifica Imperialis for faithful and dedicated service

Hey ZiXIS, sorry I haven't been around much this last week. Just got done moving! Ugh! I greatly appreciate all your help on the wiki! Thanks for stepping up to the plate and taking on such a heavy workload this last week or so. I'm back now, so hopefully I can take some of the burden off your shoulders. Once again, thank you sir!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 19:13, October 7, 2016 (UTC)

Next works

Hey there Zixis & Happy new year! As you left a message on my talk page I thought you’d prefer it if I answered you here rather than on my page. I haven’t made up my mind what will be the next big article I will start, as I have been rereading the Raven Guard-related Horus Heresy books I think my next piece is definately going to be an new article on the Therion Cohorts, which will keep me busy for a short while, but the next big chunk will probably be Nykona Sharrowkyn as I’m intending on rereading Angel Exterminatus next. I’ll give priority to all Raven Guard and Salamanders -related additions but will occasionnally made edits on other articles depending on which nuggets of information I encounter while reading.

Hope this answers your question.

Silberstich (talk) 17:37, January 3, 2016 (UTC) 

Co-Op With Faeit 212

Hey ZiXIS,

I sent Montonius a message in regards to working with the Faeit 212 WH40K website. I wholeheartedly support this joint effort! It would give both our respective websites excellent exposure, and would be mutually beneficial. Now we sit back and await Montonius' decision. I'll let you know as soon as I hear anything back from him.

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Piece of advice needed

Ave Zixis ! most benevolent Lord of the Emperor’s Most Holy Ordo,  I find myself in need of your counsel.

Since you’ve been keeping an eye out on my contributions ( for which I would like to thank you formally at this point) I thought it would be best if I turned to you with some questions that have been bugging me over the last days. I usually don’t check the Lexicanum page very often, but I did so recently and saw that some new informations from Deliverance Lost had been included and that they commonly refer to the Alpha Legion infiltration of Ravendelve and the events surrounding it as the "Battle of Deliverance, whereas I refer to it as "Kiavahrian Uprising" - a term of my own invention but that seemed neutral enough so that nobody would mind, and which I have used in articles such as Legio Vindictus, Navar Hef and Raven Guard. Should I concurr with Lexicanum - which is still considered canon - and change my edits or shall I rather leave it in it’s current state?

It may be pride talking, but I find "Kiavahrian Uprisings" more fitting than "Battle of Deliverance" as firstly Deliverance itself never came under attack, and secondly the civil war was never meant to succeed or make any territorial gains but only intended as a mean to allow the Alpha Legion to smuggle the Primarch-geneseed out of Ravendelve. Plus, with the new Tyranid-Codex and recent attention the Raven Guard have been getting from GW, I think it would be better to hold the name "Battle of Deliverance" in reserve if GW decided to let the Raven Guard clash with the Tyranids on their homeworld.

So... what do you think?

Silberstich (talk) 20:19, January 22, 2016 (UTC)

Alright cool, thank you for the clarifying and what not, I shall move on.

DivusMechanicus (talk) 19:50, February 2, 2016 (UTC) DivusMechanicus

Problem Child

Hey ZiXIS,

Since you are one of our most active Mods here in the wiki, I wanted to bring to your attention to a user by the name if Kittenyarn. I noticed on both the Saim-Hann and Ulrik the Slayer articles, there were several additions made by this user over the last few days. I also noticed that much of the information this user added either made no sense, or was just plain gibberish. I'm not sure if this user thinks they are helping by making stuff up on the fly, or if they are intentionally trying to troll this wiki. In either case, I've already put this user on notice. If you notice anymore such rubbish being posted by this user, please undo their edits, and then notify me immediately and I will take swift and painful excrutiatus actions against this troublesome individual. I WILL NOT tolerate this kind of garbage on my watch! This user has been thoroughly warned.

Stay vigilant my brother! And thanks for all that you do!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Hey ZiXIS,

After further review of the edits Kittenyarn made, there's no doubt in my mind that he was definitely being a troll, and has hereby been BANNED permanently from the wiki. I simply do not have the time, nor the inclination to put up with smart-asses who thinks it's funny to undo all the hard work we've put into this wiki. If you see any other of this kind of skullduggery going on, please don't hesitate to bring it to my attention and I will drop the Perma-Ban Hammer down on them with righteous indignation!!! Once again, thanks for all that you do!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Another Problem Child

Hey ZiXIS,

I already gave Shas'O'Kais a heads up, and I'm doing the same for you as well. We had a new user by the name of Aleexx7, who decided to mess around with the Infobox:Chapter for the Space Marine pages. The resultant screw up, resulted in all the Space Marine Chapter infoboxes looking all screwy. As this constitutes vandalism, I was forced to block his account for 1 week. The next time this occurs, he'll be getting a permanent ban. I also locked all the Infoboxes so that only the Administrators can edit them. I may also do this for the Template Boxes as well. Please keep an eye out for this user when he comes back. I WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behavior here on the wiki, as I know Montonius wouldn't either. He's lucky Monti wasn't around, as he most likely would have dropped the Ban Hammer right away. As always, keep staying on top of things my brother! Ave Imperator!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Red Templars Origins

ZiXIS,

Was curious as to where you found the source for the Black Templars as being the Chapter the Red Templars were founded from. This has never been confirmed in any canon that I've read. Based on their name, one could assume that they are one of their Successors, but the only definitive answer I could find was in -- Codex: Space Marines (6th Edition), pg. 151. In the Codex they show pictures of Imperial Fists miniatures, as well as a few of their Successor Chapters, including -- the Iron Knights, Invaders and the Red Templars. So unfortunately, I had to change the article to reflect that they are in fact a Successor Chapter of Rogal Dorn and the Imperial Fists. Unless you can prove to me otherwise, I'm afraid this will have to stand. Thanks for your efforts! Ave Imperator!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Thanks

Hey thanks for that I know I got edited for the pg pp thing but thanks for that man :) like I was editing some pages cause of the small things I notice and I saw that the pp pg was being edited so I was like I'll edit I then but thanks for the heads up Alpharious Omegron (talk)Alpha Alpharious Omegron (talk) 19:04, March 3, 2016 (UTC)

Story Request

Hey ZiXIS,

Out of curiosity, per chance do you happen to have a copy of the short story 'Onyx'? I've never been able to get a hold of it. I would finally be able to complete my Angels of Death short story collection. Thanks!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f262/SGM-Daly91/Warhammer%2040K/SWBadgesmall_zpsa703bc79.png (talk)

Sorry for adding the page in the wrong section!! I added my chapter in the appropriate fanon location, you can delete the page if you'd like. I'm sorry about that again!

Sorry for adding my page in the wrong location! I added my chapter in the appropriate fanon site!! Sorry again!

RE: Fanon Pics

Hey Zixes,

As far as the fanon pics go, could you do me a favor and post which articles you would like to delete the pics from? I'll go ahead and make a 'To Do' list on a Blog Entry. Just make a list with links to the articles and we'll go over which pics need deleted. The vast majority were already approved by Montonius, but I totally understand your intentions. If you feel they're low quality and wouldn't pass for official artwork, or you have better canon artwork to add, just leave me a note on which ones you'd like to see gone. We'll figure it out together. As always, thanks for being vigilant! And keep up the good work!

Ave Imperator!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 20:15, August 18, 2016 (UTC)

Big Hello!

Hi Zixes!! Glad to be back that is for sure! Had a few really rough months, needed to fix few things in my life to get back to normal (lot of studying, work and so on). Did not really had much free time so i couldn't be so active as I wish i could. So how's things going with you, what's happening around here on wiki. I see that RP's are nowhere to be found (sad face). What happend with all that i really enjoyed that stuff, all that writing and thinking what to do etc. 

Btw congratulations on becoming Moderator!!!

Sanguinior (talk) 21:05, August 27, 2016 (UTC)

Request

Hey Zixes,

Just wondering...per chance do you happen to have a copy of the Codex: Deathwatch (7th Ed)? I've been looking everywhere, and can't seem to get my hands on one (short of buying one, which isn't in the cards right now). If so, would you mind emailing me a copy? If you need my email again, just let me know. Thanks man! Ave Imperator!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 21:56, September 5, 2016 (UTC)

Request - P.S.

Hey Zixes,

Sorry to bug you again. Wasn't sure if you got my email earlier today. But I was having issues trying to convert the epub you sent me. Do have it in another format, like a pdf perhaps? Otherwise, do you have one that isn't corrupted? Thnx in advance!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 04:13, September 7, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hey Zixes. Thank you for helping me out with my bug with the Editor, I’ll keep your advice in mind shoul I encounter the same problem again. Have a pleasant day and keep up the good work!

Silberstich (talk) 10:35, September 6, 2016 (UTC)

Coming Home

Hello ZIXIS or Zixes; wow, now you're plural! Thank you for the welcome. Yes, I am taking back the reins of Lead Administrator from Algrim for the foreseeable future, though I will be concentrating on editing and setting wiki policy while he continues to enforce the rules. He's a far better diplomat than I.  Please express some appreciation to him for the wonderful work he did while I was absent.

In answer to your question about Silberstich, I have no problem with him, but his written work is not up to par and requires very extensive editing, which I have now commenced. Algrim will speak to him, but since I'm sure you're partially speaking on his behalf, the answer is simple. No more paraphrasing. If he wants to contribute very long articles like those for the Orphean Wars, which I applaud since we sorely need all the Forge World book material filled in, he must copy directly from the source's text and not paraphrase. I am not tryng to be insulting, but his work is filled with errors, run-on sentences, misspellings, missing words and frankly, words that are not actually English. I understand that English may not be his first language, and so some of this is understandable, but in this case, he needs to copy straight from the source and not paraphrase, since, unfortunately, large sections of what he wrote were not easily readable. I will edit all of these articles and bring them up to our standard, but that would be my recommendation if he wishes to continue to do such large projects, and he is certaily welcome to, as long as the quality is there.

Now one pointer for you. When creating articles, each article must have a summary sentence up front where the bold word that matches the page's article is placed, and it is generally rendered in the singular, not the plural, to match the page title. Also, if possible  when listing wargear, please give a description of it. You can copy from other pages on the wiki for that wargear, if we have a page on it. If you can't find a description, then you can just leave it as part of the list. For an example of what I mean, check out your Lhamaean article that I just edited.

Anyway, you're doing great work Zixes. Keep it up!


Montonius (talk) 19:54, September 16, 2016 (UTC)

Crotalid

Please remember, when creating articles, each article must have a summary sentence up front where the bold word that matches the page's article is placed, and it is generally rendered in the singular, not the plural, to match the page title. Crotalid should be singular in the first sentence, please remember to check for this after you complete your article. Thanks. Montonius (talk) 16:46, October 6, 2016 (UTC)

RE: Genestealer Cult Codex

Hey Zixes, me again..as far as the new codex, use your best judgement. I personally believe you should make a separate article entitled "Genestealer Cult". This was on my loooong 'to-do' list, but I never got around to fleshing it out. If you need any of the older source material or reference, just let me know. I have the old White Dwarf Magazines and such if you need them. Just ask. Good luck, and happy editing!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 19:46, October 7, 2016 (UTC)

RE: Chapter Creation

Hey Zixes,

Sure bud, I can help you out. I'm in chat if you want to shoot some ideas around. Otherwise, just give me some general ideas, like overall Chapter theme, culture, name, combat specialty, and such..and I can probably whip something right up for ya! Just let me know. As always, hope this finds you well.

Humbly Yours,

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 20:03, October 14, 2016 (UTC)

Genestealer Individual Pages

Hi Zixes,

I've just finished reviewing your Genestealer Cult page and it was very well done, a wonderful addition to the wiki. I would like you to create the unit pages for the Genestealer units mentioned on the page -- all save the Genestealer Purestrain, which, of course, has its own page already through the main Genestealer page. You would also not need to create any of the vehicle pages except for the Goliath, since the others already have their own pages. These pages would look like all of our other unit pages, with the descriptions you've already used, the unit picture and the wargear as laid out in the codex, and we'll create a new wiki category for them in addition to the Tyranid one -- probably Genestealer Cult. Anyway, let me know if you'd like to do this project, which would take precedence over anything else until it was completed. Montonius (talk) 05:26, November 19, 2016 (UTC)

RE: How are you?

He Zixes,

Hanging in there. Just feel a bit numb right now, but keeping busy so that I don't dwell on the negative. I appreciate your sentiments. That means a lot right now. Thank you! Hope all is well with you. Take care!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 18:21, December 5, 2016 (UTC)

Page Numbers

Hi Zixes,

Please remmeber to add the page numbers of the source for any information you add to the wiki, as you did for the Adeptus Mechanicus page. We need the page numbers from the codex for the Notable Events section you added. Thanks. Montonius (talk) 03:49, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

Actually, then you need to do two things. Include the term (Digital Edition) after the (7th Edition) parentheses (or whatever edition of the game the book is from) and the page numbers from the PDF or ebook that you are using, since if it is a common digital edition, some people will have the same one. Page numbers from whatever type of source you use are always required, even if it is, shall we say, an unofficial copy. Montonius (talk) 05:03, January 10, 2017 (UTC)

RE: Promotion

Hey Zixes, Yeah, truth be told I would just ask Monti, as ultimately it's his decision. I did advocate on your behalf, but he's the deciding factor. Just drop him a message on his Talk Page. I'll be sure to let him known as well.

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 23:17, January 22, 2017 (UTC)

RE: Chaos Space Marine Infobox

Hey Zixes, message received. That sounds like a great idea. Just remember, if I make the change, you'll have to go behind and add the new coding to ALL the Chaos Warbands. Hope your up to the challenge! Let's make it happen!

Algrim Whitefang, WH40K Wiki Senior Associate Administrator SW Badge small (talk) 16:12, February 11, 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, actually, no we're not unless one of you makes the change on every single Chaos warband on the wiki immediately after the change is done. If you don't want to carry out that task to the fullest extent, I don't want the change made. We have a lot of other things that need to be done that are far more important than this. This wiki needs to start prioritising major changes again, especially with the influx of new material coming in for the Gathering Storm, which takes precedence over anything else.

However, if one of you does decide to go all-out for this, please change the size of all the Chaos Space Marine warband pictures to 250px, as most are currently still set at 300px and I have been reducing them as I encounter them.  Montonius (talk) 00:48, February 14, 2017 (UTC)

Chaos Infobox

Hail Zixes,

I don't know, if it's any help, but I would offer you my assistance in changing the Infoboxes of the Chaos Space Marine Warbands. As you may have noticed, I am currently correcting and standardising the Space Marine Chapter pages one by one in alphabetical order. After finishing those, my next step would be to read all the Chaos Space Marine pages. If there was to be a new infobox, I could step by step, warband by warband, fill it in. Though I don't know if that speed matches Montis expectations.

For the Emperor.

Vo0DoO40k (talk) 06:15, February 16, 2017 (UTC)

Talk Protocols

Zixes, when you remove something from Algrim's Talk Page that I put there, but don't tell ME why you removed it, there is no way for me to know why Algrim didn't fulfill my request unless I just happened to look at his page for another reason, as I just did. In those cases, leave the message alone and tell me on my Talk Page that the image already exists, or whatever else you wanted to let me know. Thanks. Montonius (talk) 14:03, March 22, 2017 (UTC)

RPGs

When pasting in RPG material, as I'm sure you know, it must be done in Source mode. The text often contains code artefacts which can destabilise or slowdown the loading of a page, particularly on mobile. For instance, every apostrophe must be deleted and replaced with the wiki one, as the apostrophes in the book text are not actually apostrophes but are being read by the wiki as graphical code. If I were to seek to link such a word, for instance, even if it is spelled correctly, the link would not be recognised by the wiki database because the apostrophe is considered a graphic, not text. Whenever you paste text in, please go over it line by line in Source mode and change these elements, and also watch out for deviant space. When you paste in text, even after you hit Publish, the spacing sometimes contains invisible code, as I'm sure you've seen. It is best practice to always go back in and check what you just added in Source mode even after Publishing if what you have added is pasted text in order to look for these code artefacts and remove or change them to the proper text. You can see this process at work in the revisions I made to all of your additions to the Deathwatch pages. Thanks. Montonius (talk) 00:58, May 28, 2017 (UTC)

I'm going to level with you, I honestly didn't realize I was leading. I've been approaching this like we are all equal parts of the team. I'll step it up a bit more, I have been trying not to be bossy or whatever. I haven't made any long term plans but I'll think of something. If you have any ideas feel free to share them.

--Magos Xenobiologis Zane (talk) 03:20, June 6, 2017 (UTC)

Great Job!

None Purer

The Emperor surely approves of thy edits!

Great job on the rapid inclusion of the 8th Edition Space Marine information on all the relevant Chapters! We've really been way ahead of the game during this 8th Edition transition, and your efforts and attention to detail (great catch on that Chogoris sector location!) are greatly appreciated. Please keep it up as the new Codices continue to roll out and we have to continue to make these small but so-necessary additions. Also nice work on the RPG material. I've been having to go over some of the Rogue Trader stuff, and your attention to this material really stands out as no one else but us really pays attention to the RPGs. Montonius (talk) 02:14, July 31, 2017 (UTC)

Sourcing Formatting

When sourcing an article, we use the full title of the source. In this case, Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), not Codex: Space Marines (8th Edition), which is not actually the title but a format of convenience.

Also, when pasting something into a page, please check it in source mode and remove all the apostrophes that are code and replace them with characters. You can check my edits if you are unclear what I mean. Text from outside sources often has certain characters interpreted by the wiki as code, not a written ASCI character. This can destabilise a page in large enough amounts and can also make linking to those words impossible. Thanks! Montonius (talk) 22:01, August 9, 2017 (UTC)

RE: Help on the Broken

Hi Zixes, thanks for the offer but if you don’t mind I’m going to politely decline. I prefer paper over screen anytime ;) It may take a little longer but I work faster when I have a book in my hand or on the shelf, I already placed the order at Amazon so it’s going to get here rather quickly. I’ll keep you posted when I get it and when I start reading it.

Silberstich (talk) 08:18, June 7, 2018 (UTC)

Little update regarding your article, I picked up the delivery today and will start reading it soon. I’ll focus on finishing the articles on the Donatos War and Donatos Primus first though.

Silberstich (talk) 16:58, June 12, 2018 (UTC)

Macharius

Hi Zixes,
Yes, he was considered a Living Saint in his lifetime. GW's definition of Living Saint has shifted over the editions from someone mortal but considered sacred and acting in the interests of the Emperor to becoming an actual supernatural military unit like Saint Celestine. But the term remains the same and the canon sources indicate Macharius was considered to be a Living Saint during his lifetime and was canonised immediately afterwards. The Lexicanum also lists him as such for the same reasons. Montonius (talk) 19:13, October 6, 2018 (UTC)

Storm Wings

Hi Zixes,

That's a good question. Yes, it could mean that, but it could also mean that they simply trace their records back to whatever First Founding Legion created their parent Chapter and so forth. It's an ambiguous statement. We don't infer facts from ambiguity. If they don't say outright the Chapter is Second Founding then it's not. Also, Inferno! is not a first-class canon source. In all its incarnations it's always been taken with a grain of salt, and considered kind of open to retconning, so I'd just leave it there. Montonius (talk) 01:43, May 29, 2019 (UTC)

First Founding

Open.Montonius (talk) 00:46, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

Chaos Knights

No, sorry, that's OK, I will be handling all the Codex Chaos Knights upgrades myself when I have time, thanks anyway. Montonius (talk) 07:50, July 19, 2019 (UTC)

Blood Ravens

Open. Montonius (talk) 23:52, July 22, 2019 (UTC)

No the Chaos Knights will not be opened. As I said, I will be doing all of the work on the Chaos Knights. It will take several weeks.Montonius (talk) 19:35, July 24, 2019 (UTC)

Warhammer Monthly

No Warhammer Monthly is way too old; it's last issue was released in 2004, before the new Black Library novel series even began. It will contradict tons of canon if used on existing pages. I'd have to see it on a case-by-case basis for each addition, and I don't have time now for that kind of review.Montonius (talk) 19:38, August 6, 2019 (UTC)

Chaos Knights

Zixes, I know you're trying to help but I asked you to leave the Chaos Knights alone for a reason. It's slower for me to revise the pages you create than to simply create them from scratch. Please leave that codex alone. Montonius (talk) 22:09, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

Chaos Space Marines

Honestly? That's an old design for the pre-cell phone era. The new design is to use coded boxes for all navigation of a faction's unit pages. See the Space Marine Forces boxes on every Space Marine unit page. That's the proper way to do that going forward. I have implemented that with the Space Marines and the Genestealer Cults so far, and will be doing it again with the Chaos Knights. Eventually all the factions will receive them. I want the pages to become shorter, not longer, and not keep repeating the same information found elsewhere. It's time in the modern smartphone era to make things more compact. The old design can remain in place for convenience sake, but the new design is both better and easier to navigate. Montonius (talk) 18:19, August 8, 2019 (UTC)

Pastable Text

Zixes does your copy of the new Space Marine codex have text that is capable of being copied and pasted? Montonius (talk) 18:00, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

Yeah if you have it that would be great. The PDF that was created from it destroyed the coding of the text and it can't be pasted; it shows up as squares instead of letters. Thanks! If you could put it on a cyberlocker like Sendspace for me to download, that would be best. Inquisition page open.Montonius (talk) 18:39, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

Whenever is convenient for you. Thank you! Montonius (talk) 18:56, August 17, 2019 (UTC)

Space Marines

No, Zixes I will be doing all major work from the Space Marine codex and supplements. If I have need of assistance, I will let you know and you can pick up the slack. Thank you for the offer. Montonius (talk) 18:55, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Mentors

Hey Zixes. 8th Edition Codex indicates they are NOT an Ultramarines successor. Codexes always trump anything in novels, and the references in the novel were ambiguous at best. So we go with the latest source, and the more accurate source.Montonius (talk) 18:03, August 23, 2019 (UTC)

Articles

Zixes, I know you want to be helpful, but I've asked you before not to do to the new Space Marine work. Just copying out of the new books without doing the relevant research around a given topic is not helpful and just forces me to take time to do more work. The page you did on Tor Garadon was lacking a great deal of information from prior existing sources which also had to then be integrated into the existing chronology of what was said in the 8th Edition source. You can't just stop with one, incomplete source if the character has existed for a long time. Don't create new pages unless you are willing to do ALL the research required. Otherwise it's not helpful and forces me to waste time rebuilding the article, or worse, having to delete it and start from scratch.Montonius (talk) 20:17, October 28, 2019 (UTC)

Zixes, I know you are trying to be helpful, but putting up a page of text like the Panopticon Orbital Station that has none of its major content linked is not that helpful. All you have done is force me or someone else to take time to go over it and figure out how it links to all of the wiki's other content. If you are going to create a page, please do all of the work required to make it functional, otherwise you're just copy-pasting out of a book and making more work for others.Montonius (talk) 21:03, March 18, 2020 (UTC)

Blood Angels

Open. Montonius (talk) 18:25, March 28, 2020 (UTC)

Dark Anegls

Open.

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