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Hi there just to tell you there was a user called Varan who spammed up my wiki so if user joins and is called Varan look at his edits as he does spam.Pokeman223 18:04, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

All right. Chances are he will not come here though. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 18:28, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Won't come here??? User:Varan, spammed a few times, been here since June 2009, why didn't I notice him? --Smiley12 was here at 05:07, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, well if he does it again, he will get a block. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 06:59, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

"Space" Template[edit]

Hi, Solar. I think something may be up with the "Space" template ( {_{Space|(number)}_} -- underscores inserted to keep from making an actual template here). Could you please have a look at Homer Goes to College/Credits? Thanks and happy weekend to you! -- Mythigator 02:47, June 19, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I had a look at the template and didn't understand it at all. You may want to ask on Community Central forums if they can help. Also, if you don't want to use the template but just show it, use <nowiki></nowiki> as these stop any wiki code from working. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 06:44, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
I didn't understand it either! :-) I think the idea is to be able to put multiple names on the same line and have them evenly spaced out horizontally, but something in the template really messes up how the names get displayed on the page. I'll have a couple more goes at that page and see if I can get it to look right either with or without the {{Space|(5)}} templates. And thanks for the "nowiki" tag tip! -- Mythigator 08:25, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Well, like I said, ask on the Community Central forums and I'm sure someone will help you. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 08:31, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
About this template, do you think you could make your bot to remove the space template from all pages (it is only in "credit" pages) and replace it by a <br>? Like you did with the gray word, your bot replaced it by the grey word. The problem with the space template is it makes sentences to look like in preformatted text (like using <pre>), which looks bad. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 18:00, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Replacing the space template with <br> would work (I tried it on the "Homer Goes to College" credits). The actual text of the template is {{Space|5}}. It should be a pretty straightforward search-and-replace operation, so siccing the bot on it sounds like a good idea. -- Mythigator 18:57, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Ah. That is why it didn't work then. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 19:07, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
All done and replaced now. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:37, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for doing it! — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 20:43, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
Just realised there is a {{Space|15}} tag on a lot too so am running the bot to replace those. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:47, June 19, 2010 (UTC)
The page looks great now. It needed some hard carriage returns manually put in to finish straightening things out, but the bot did its job just fine. -- Mythigator 22:29, June 19, 2010 (UTC)


I don't really appreciate you using rollback on my edits, it implies that you think they are vandalism. All I'm doing is getting rid of silly disambiguations. They may be different people, but within the Simpsons, they are one entity. So why should they each have a page when their only work on the show was together. There are a lot of pointless disambiguations here, which only seem to exist to bolster this wikis page count. -- Brian McClure 17:39, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

We agreed ages ago that we were to split these up as they are two different people. We, as a community, agreed to that. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 17:40, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

What this is really about is that I had the audacity to challenge your authority. You may be a crat, but you do not own the site. When I first came in, I saw you as a good user, but now I see you differently, and I think you openly abuse your authority and create unnecessary drama. But, I really don't care because you're still helping the site.

So, do I have your permission to at least delete some pointless disambiguations, such as Sherri and Terri's Parents, since they are never called that name during the show? -- Brian McClure 18:14, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Well, that one is pointless so that can go. Some are not so pointless. I, however, feel that you should not use your admin powers until the community decides whether or not you should keep the powers. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 18:16, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

re:you back?[edit]

Well, I came to check something from earlier but since you clearly decend into anarchy without me, I shall have to look more often. I told him about the nice tiff going on here and he said "I can't be bothered to check" Kingcjc 20:08, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Video-game tab[edit]

Hi. I know you told me to go ahead and create any template I want, but seeing as this might be quite a big job, I thought I'd better ask you first. I have been thinking for a while of creating some sort of tab system for the video-game side of the site. I saw on a forum somewhere (?) that some past users were thinking of creating one but didn't. It would make sense and keep the site all uniform and smart. What do you think?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   20:09, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, sure. It could be similar to the Episode one and the Credits are easy to come by as most games have them in extras or something similar, so sure. Go ahead and make it. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:12, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Right. I've created the tab system of it. Hope its OK. However, I made the template names up on the spot. So feel free to change the names, as they seem a little confusing. Here's the template.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   20:34, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Yep, I have seen them and been cleaning them up, replacing episode with game in all of them. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:38, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Oooops! There probably will be a few things you'd like to clean up. I was in a rush, I was a little excited - I've finally learnt how to make a tab! Can I add it to pages now then?    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   20:41, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Try and fix the Appearance one. Got messages on another wiki. See The Simpsons Game/Appearances. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:43, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Oh my. I don't know whats happened?! I've had a look and can't seem to see whats happened. I'll double check, but I don't think I'll be able to help much.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   20:47, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Umm, little bit embarrassed there. It was my fault. I accidentally put Tab VGR instead of VGA. My bad. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:50, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Phew! OK. Thought I had done something there. Thanks for the help again, Solar! I don't know what I'd do without you! <--- Which was why I was worried when you said you were leaving. Don't scare me in the future, please! ;) 20:55, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Rarely question[edit]

Actually a rarely question, but are users Sgtcook and Smiley12 not old enough to care over that project that was on your blog?--Station7 15:21, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

No, they are not. sgtcook is a year younger than me. Not sure about Smiley. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 15:28, June 21, 2010 (UTC)
I'm Turning 15 in a few days, not nearlly old enough. Smiley12 All Whites! 22:17, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

Comic tab[edit]

Do have a tab for comic stories? Kingcjc 15:43, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

No we don't but feel free to make one. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 15:46, June 21, 2010 (UTC)
I'm gonna leave a references tab out for now due to the fact most are short and if they have any references I think it would be easier to slot onto the main page than a tab for a sentence if any. Kingcjc 15:53, June 21, 2010 (UTC)

Vandal Heads-Up[edit]

I just reverted an edit by Norabigfan whose sole contribution was vandalizing the article for Karl. I thought I'd bring it to your attention in case you deem it appropriate to take any measures against that user. -- Mythigator 03:14, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

Feel free to warn vandals in future. Use {{subst:Vandalism|Name of article vandalised}} to warn them. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 05:07, June 25, 2010 (UTC)
By placing that on their talk page, correct? -- Mythigator 05:10, June 25, 2010 (UTC)
Yep. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 05:11, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

Holiday Main page themes[edit]

Maybe a bit early, but I created these Holiday themes for the main page on Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. --Smiley12 was here at 08:50, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

Cool. Could you maybe tone down the colour a bit? My eyes hurt after looking at those. Maybe just make some of the brighter colours a bit darker. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 11:35, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

SolarBot task[edit]

Could you use SolarBot to add Template:Orphan to all pages here? Thanks --Smiley12 was here at 00:04, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

I'll look into it. I am not sure how to do it but I will have a look. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 07:14, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry Smiley. The only way you could add text to them is if they were categorised under one category. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 21:21, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

CSS code for tables[edit]

Hello. I was thinking if you can add this css code for wikitables to MediaWiki:Common.css so this table looks better. Thanks. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 19:52, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

It is done. It will take a while for it to cache but it should work as I pasted it exactly. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 20:48, June 26, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have to add color to the table but it looks exactly as I wanted. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 20:51, June 26, 2010 (UTC)

Appearances sections[edit]

It seems to me that the episode appearances sections are hard to maintain because new articles are created all the time, but those pages are rarely updated.

So what if we rigged up some system so that an appearance section will automatically include any page that lists that particular example? I don't know if it's possible, but there are bots on wikipedia that search for a certain template, then create lists of pages that include it. We would need to look into that, but it might make things a lot easier. -- Brian McClure 18:02, June 27, 2010 (UTC)

I know they are hard to keep up to date. Maybe there should be some sort of project to get these up to date and keep them that way. We

could offer some sort of award for doing so, similar to the Golden Homer, due to it being such a mammoth task. I don't know if there is a way to get a bot to do it, I doubt it as it seems too complicated and I may not be able to do it due to not being too adept at bot use. Try asking Joeyaa. He has a bot and may help. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 18:06, June 27, 2010 (UTC)


Solar Dragon,

How do I make a signiture as whenever I write my name on wikia it turns red and doesn't lead to my user page.

What do I put in the page name when I try to make a link to my user page?

Please Help!—Preceding unsigned comment added by Qazwsx1 (talkcontribs) 18:16, June 29, 2010


Just thought I'd let you know that you're mentioned in a wikipedia discussion here. -- Brian McClure 01:32, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me. I give up with Wikipedia now then. They are too horrible there I feel. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 07:05, June 30, 2010 (UTC)
Reading that discussion really annoys me >:| --Smiley12 was here at 08:52, June 30, 2010 (UTC)
There. Left a reply to those dick heads. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 10:43, June 30, 2010 (UTC)
You have to remember that these are two very different sites. They do things from an out of world perspective, and "notability" is a key term, which is why they feel the links should be removed. This site writegs things in-universe, so things like notability don't matter since just about everything Simpsons related gets a page. That's probably why they think the links to here shouldn't be included. Either way, it wasn't intended to be a personal attack on this site, they're just trying to follow their policy. -- Brian McClure 13:38, June 30, 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Brian. It isn't right to compare us together - sure we are both writing information about The Simpsons, but we do it in completley different ways! Everybody is doing is a great job here, so lets just stop taking to much notice over the rude commments others are leaving.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   12:48, July 3, 2010 (UTC)

Template:User Bot[edit]

Buzzkill.png This user is a Bot. And is operated by The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.)

You could put it on SolarBot's page if you want by putting {{User Bot|{{subst:User:Solar Dragon/Signature}}}}. --Smiley12 was here at 09:07, July 1, 2010 (UTC)

Cool. Only problem is, my bot is no longer active anyway. The Solar Dragon (Talk - Contribs.) 09:27, July 1, 2010 (UTC)


You might want to look w:Forum:A task for a bot|here and here. Manyman (Talk) 08:09, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

I will mark my edits as minor. Manyman (Talk) 08:40, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
OK then. ☆The Solar Dragon 08:41, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I was gonna tell you it was possible for a bot to add the orphan template, Solar, when Manyman were ready, but I didn't know he was because I was off for a little time. Anyway, it's late to tell you this since you now know it. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 18:57, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Paying for the Wiki[edit]

Hello. This question is not related to the site but I thought you could answer. Does anyone here have to pay anything to cover the Wikia's domain or Wikias are free? Let's say I want to create a wiki. Do I have to pay for it? Again, if I'm not allowed to ask things not related to the site, sorry. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 20:19, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

It's fine, I can answer. Wikia wikis are free. That is why they have ads. They pay for Wikia. You can create a wiki for free. ☆The Solar Dragon 20:22, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. It was curiosity and I was planning to create a wiki. — TheHomer (TalkContributions) 23:40, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Re:Bot Flag[edit]

I guess I could. I'll have a look and see what I need to do. Manyman (Talk) 22:06, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

I have created the settings. I shall do a quick supervised test before starting the full blown automatic. Same as last time, my bot will do general fixes and HTML cleanups. Manyman (Talk) 08:13, July 6, 2010 (UTC)


Hello solar dragon, im jacob, i am thirteen and new to all this. I wish to know how the wiki works and contribute as much as i can. thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Locke97 (talkcontribs) 02:29, July 6, 2010

Well, you can edit most pages to improve them. Very few pages are fully protected so that is fine. Spelling must be in US English. ☆The Solar Dragon 08:31, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

somebody find put down the episode when mount spalshmore apear i belive it appeared in a comic with sideshow bob —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:06, July 6, 2010

If you remember which one, put it in the article then. ☆The Solar Dragon 09:33, July 6, 2010 (UTC)

copyright pictures[edit]

i know i have a day but how do i put a copyright on pictures by Locke97 (talkcontribs) 02:02, July 6, 2010

which part am i supposed to put for copyright status

420 × 420 - 97k - png - i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/TexasRevolut...

Image may be subject to copyright.

Below is the image at: s285.photobucket.com/albums/ll75/TexasRevolut...

Rainier Wolfcastle[edit]

Hi. I fixed the problem with the page. There was a single <ref> tag, which had no corresponding </ref> tag to close it. As there was no actual reference given, I simply removed it. -- Wendy (talk) 18:34, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

Character Tabs[edit]

Hi, Solar! User:Kingcjc and I have been working on the new character tabs recently and he's almost completed the new Bart Simpson page. However, he cannot work on it today, and I feel that we should just add the tab system to a few pages and add the "Under Construction" template, so others can help us out. Hope thats OK? Kingcjc is happy with doing this.    Effluvium    talk    contributions    email   19:37, July 8, 2010 (UTC)

That's fine. If he agrees to it, then go ahead. ☆The Solar Dragon 20:36, July 8, 2010 (UTC)

Episode List Removal[edit]

Hello, I was producing an article of a list of the Simpsons episodes but I had found it had been deleted by you. Why have you deleted it? Wikisimpsons needs an episode guide. Please respond.

OhstaWiki 18:43, July 9, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki

We have a list of episodes. It is under Category:Episodes. We had an episode guide but deleted it a while ago. ☆The Solar Dragon 18:44, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Episode List Removal[edit]

Yes but the episode guide needs to be concisely made, with something like tables. Why has another episode guide before mine has been deleted? OhstaWiki 19:12, July 9, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki

It was deleted due to the fact it was unneeded as we had the category. It was also impossible to keep up to date and had fallen behind but the category was the main reason. ☆The Solar Dragon 20:40, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

Page keeps going up whenever I make an edit[edit]

There has been a continual problem. Whenever I make an edit on an article, I am automatically sent to the top of the article. Why does this happen? Is there a solution to prevent this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by OhstaWiki (talkcontribs) 21:02, July 10, 2010

You can edit each individual section. Each section header has a small [edit] button to the right of it. ☆The Solar Dragon 20:30, July 10, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Episode List Removal[edit]

Very well but could the category be edited instead?OhstaWiki 20:24, July 10, 2010 (UTC)OhstaWiki