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Hello, Akolyth!

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-- WelcomeBOT (talk) 17:38, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Why are you editing the french man's berret page

is this some kind of joke?, really, i go in and make a good description and you ruin it

Read the style guide, and your English isn't that good.--Akolyth (talk) 00:59, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Tundra Top: how I made a hat

Well, while I left texturing to QuestionablyInsane, to create the base mesh of the hat it took me like one hour. Then as the trivia I added says, i used a base of an older cosmetic I created and was modifying it, enhanching it as well. It took me at least three hours or so to create it. Mark Unread talk | contributes 10:15, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Community (effect)

I think 10 or more edits on the same page in such a short timespan is more than enough, don't you? ;) (Use the preveiw button to look how it looks before adding, it really helps). Other than that, keep up the good work and have fun. Faghetti V.2 (talk) 07:28, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Contributions to the German section

Hello Akolyth,

I undid all of your contributions to the German section of this wiki. Please don't use automatic translators like Google Translate and also refrain from translating or adding information if you don't have sufficient knowledge of the language. Please instead focus on improving the wiki in languages that you fluently speak. Thanks and have fun! — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 17:32, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

I do not use automatic translation services. I have basic knowledge of German from a distant relative who grew up in a small village in eastern Saxony. I concede that he was raised with a peculiar dialect but he has command of Standard German as well. What was wrong with my translations? Please give details. Also a Steam acquaintance from the Munich area said my translations were decent. Also you should have just corrected instead of deleting. I have been editing German Wikipedia too and have not been reverted like this. You just deleted everything wantonly because you found some minor error from the Standard dialect?--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 18:01, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
These were no "minor errors" but parts of your additions were gibberish. Every German speaker who knows how to read and write would recognize that. I feel very sorry for you, but it totally looked like automatic translation, because it was at its level. I didn't correct them because the pages need general overhaul anyway. I'll take a look at them again, though.
For the future please concentrate on languages where you have more than "basic knowledge". This is not offensive, but you just lack some well-founded German in order to write on a wiki. Feel free to link me to your additions in the German wiki. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 18:08, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh...okay. I understand, I'm sorry. I thought that based on the lack of revisions that I was doing well until now. Thank you for the caution at least.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 18:17, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
Well, regarding the German section I'm the only moderator and not looking here much lately. After taking a closer look at your edits, I guess most Germans would understand what you want to say. Nonetheless for written wiki text it lacks some grammar and correct wording. And since it would mean somebody would need to correct your additions, it doesn't make much sense in my opinion. Despite that, everybody knows that most language sections are very outdated and need work. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 18:20, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
It's funny because the German Wikipedia is actually the second largest version of Wiki behind English (despite it being not even in the Top 10 most spoken!) so I was used to that speed of editing. Thank you for the explanation. I am learning more languages in general anyway so I will be sure to study more before I edit there.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 18:52, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Quotation style guide

The quotes you recently added descriptions to were not missing descriptions, descriptions for quotations are not required. Refer to the quotation style guide: Help:Style guide/Quotes:

Note that the style guidance is that the descriptions should be used sparingly (no emphasis added). Note that the Good example does not use the description argument, while the Bad example has a bad description. The original editors generally left their descriptions blank for a reason. MIKADO282 oOOOOo oo oo 00:36, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Oh I know that well, in the case of the Pistol I actually misread it when I looked back so I cut it just now. As for the Bottle the "feeling tipsy" was just a tiny joke but for article flair but I see how it's iffy. I wanted the edits to be mainly about the other content though, I'll just restore the former state.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 01:47, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Welcome back.

Wikichievement Awarded by Reason
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He is Risen!
Return to the Wiki and contribute actively after a longer hiatus.

Lolimsogreat21 Wikichievement unlocked!
Although I've never met you before (You joined this wiki way before me), I did just notice that you made a ton of edits after almost two years of absence. So, I guess I'll be the one who welcomes you back, pardner :D

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What a lovely gift, thank you so much!! This truly means a lot, bless you. I would never have expected this haha. Same to you of course; you reminded me to put my Discord in my profile too. I'll put this achievement on my userpage soon. :p I was on hiatus so long because of persona struggles of many kinds, but I'm glad to see this community still alive and caring for an awesome game, even with later users like you. Hope you're having a lovely day, let's make this Wiki shine.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 20:17, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Dispenser "Trivia"


I am referring to the addition of mention of pipe to the existing statement.

This drew my attention to the existing statement. Just stating that people can see a nail strip is a TVIO, specifically simple observation. As an experienced editor, I can guess the intent, that there are items in the drawer that go with unused content. Same with the pipe.

Also, "may be a" and "perhaps a" are indicative of speculation.

Some might think it is interesting that the dispenser has models of supplies that are not used in the game, but were once considered. It is true, it is arcane, and it is interesting to some, these facts are in the realm of Trivia. However, speculation whether it was an oversight to leave those models on the Dispenser or an intentional reference is just guessing unless there is citation, and so, that speculation should not be in the Trivia.

So, careful rewording is needed.

MIKADO★1776!★ oOOOOo oo oo  (talk) (Help Wanted!) 23:16, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Good evening Mikado282, thank you for the message! I understand what you mean, and honestly, my change to Nail Gun and Lead Pipe was intended merely to fill out consistency to the former. I'm not sure how to reword those lines or whether they ought to be removed entirely, although I do believe that it is of note, whether the pipe and belt are an intentional oversight or, ironically I was thinking it was an oversight of development. I appreciate this though. So... I'm not sure what to do but I'd like to see how you would word it if you wanted.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 00:30, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
Am in bed now, I may give it a shot this weekend while traveling. I also, noticed some speculation and rationalization has crept into NPCs, but not something I want to fix with phone edit. MIKADO★1776!★ oOOOOo oo oo  (talk) (Help Wanted!) 04:41, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

(sic) change to recent update page?

noticed you undid my change to the recent update page. Would you care to explain why the proper content is out(sic) instead of just out? The update page states just "out"

thanks, Peppy Peppy (talk) 01:50, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Oh oops, it seems that it was fixed, but I am certain before there was a typo now rectified. Sorry for confusion! - - Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 02:21, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

User name change

Hi there,

I'm not sure if this was meant as a way of asking how to change your username but it can't hurt. If you want to change your username, contact a Wiki admin (a list of those found here, I would suggest Tark as the other admin is currently busy with real life) on their user talk and request your username change.
GrampaSwood (talk) 11:44, 27 May 2023 (UTC)

Licenses on images

Hi there,

It's not necessary to select multiple licenses. Simply one of them is enough. For any TF2 SFM render, including artwork from community members, should have the ArtworkTF2 license.
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Nice user page!

Wikichievement Awarded by Reason
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Show Me Your War Face!
Create a damn fine user page.

payn. Wikichievement unlocked!
Whilst it might not be the best to others, I like it! Tickled my fancy, 'ere ya go.

Me likey ur userpage :D

Thank you so much for this, it's a pleasant surprise; I was worried it was a revert notification when I saw the bell haha, a lesson for me. Welcome and you too!! :3 Nice to see you around, I noticed you recently fellow Medic main. And ironic how I was procrastinating overhauling the design since I'm an Uber perfectionist LOL--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 05:52, 11 August 2023 (UTC)
lmfao, its nice to know you're happy!! genuinely did not expect a response this fast, god bless you lol Payn (talk) 05:58, 11 August 2023 (UTC)

IRC question

Hi there,

I'm assuming the question regarding common strings is about adding the expired bit as a common string, but there are some issues with that. Namely that there would be too many strings for different instances, as there are different types of promos (achievements, buying toys, etc.).
BLU Wiki Cap.png | s | GrampaSwood (talk) 06:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)

Thank you, I'm not sure if something happened with my browser or what as I never got a response on Libera (I'll be getting a client program soon). I still believe the wiki should mention in general the shutting down of the Valve Store somewhere (if it hasn't but I've not seen anything).--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 06:23, 11 August 2023 (UTC)

2 questions

Hi Akolyth! 2 questions.
1. Are you fine with me yoinking some of your user page "code" or whatever you guys call it here? It was really easy to use so i hope it's alright.
2. How did you get that top bit with the contributions, talk page, and making a new discussion? I'd really like to add it, but I'm not entirely sure how.
I hope you reply soon! Payn (talk) 03:32, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

Hi Payn, it's lovely to read even these questions, I'm flattered. ^_^

1. Of course and you don't need to ask haha. I was about to update mine since I recovered my old account actually! I wanted to add more stuff so keep your eye on it. However as a principle take any wikicode you want, I borrowed the bases anyway haha.

2. That's all just wikicode copying templates and brackets etc. I just copied and pasted it and tweaked a couple values. It's very simple if you know basic wikicode you can make your own! It's good to study and practice this stuff too.

Let me know if you ever need help or more questions etc.

I really am grateful for this and can't wait to see what you whip up as I plan to! It made me feel better after procrastinating so long. Add me to steam btw :3--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 08:34, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

Frying Pan edit

Hi there,

Please note that the accepted style for edits should be bold, revert, discuss, rather than immediately undoing the other person's edit again with a joking summary.
BLU Wiki Cap.png | s | GrampaSwood Praise the Sun! (talk) (contribs) 16:43, 4 November 2023 (UTC)

Also note that this is not a warning or anything, just a general heads up. I've also notified BrazilianNut regarding this edit.
BLU Wiki Cap.png | s | GrampaSwood Praise the Sun! (talk) (contribs) 16:58, 4 November 2023 (UTC)
Believe it or not, the server all day has been terrible, I can barely connect at all. I've edited Wikipedia for a decade, I know, but I really didn't intend that edit at all. I have no idea what happened there, even the edit description isn't finished. My apologies to BrazilianNut, but I remember viewing the source code and then x-ing out as I froze. Even writing this I had to reload twice. This server problem's been going on for many months for a bit of time but then it's normal again.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 17:16, 4 November 2023 (UTC)
Yeah, there have been some issues today, not sure what it is. There are occassional server issues, but they usually don't last all day like this.
BLU Wiki Cap.png | s | GrampaSwood Praise the Sun! (talk) (contribs) 17:36, 4 November 2023 (UTC)

Slimycheivement Unlocked

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The Mann of Honor
Do you like Slimy's edits? No? Then you will NOT earn this Slimychievement!

December 8th, 2023 You earned this, my friend.

Thank you for thanking me twice! ----Slimyboi500 (talk) User Slimyboi500 Profile.jpg 18:13, 8 December 2023 (UTC)

Votekick bug

Hi there,

I have a question regarding the votekick bug video. Is this video you crashing to desktop? I know that being kicked can result in your game turning completely black which is not the game freezing as specified.
BLU Wiki Cap.png | s | GrampaSwood Praise the Sun! (talk) (contribs) 17:29, 27 December 2023 (UTC)

Actually, it was frozen! I had to open Task Manager and stop hl2.exe manually. This isn't the first time, but in past incidents it was a full crash (as I've seen many others claim). My capture program just kept recording the black screen.--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 17:32, 27 December 2023 (UTC)
Btw I just had an idea: Should there be a redirect for tf2's program name (hl2.exe), and if so should where should it go? Half-Life, TF2, something else?--Leaderboard class allclass.png Akolyth (talk) 17:35, 27 December 2023 (UTC)
I don't think that's necessary, I doubt anyone would look up "hl2.exe" on this Wiki.
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I would love it if you would join our group! We are currently trying to expand our group, and you're our next choice!

Slimyboi500 User Slimyboi500 Profile.jpg Talk Speech voice.png Contribs Wrench IMG.png Steam Steam tray.png 19:35, 26 February 2024 (UTC)

I second this, would be nice to have ya in our lil' group Akolyth!!!! I was thinking of asking you to join but couldn't think of what to say :) Payn (talk) 22:58, 26 February 2024 (UTC)