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Rottenburg Reversion

The statement "The buildings in the Rottenburg map and in this Barvarian town bear remarkable similarity." is no mean speculation. From the first play, I thought Valve nailed it. Now seeing the pictures of Rothenburg, I know why. I thought about matching up photos of Rothenburg and Rottenburg buildings, but that would be original research? Any point to contacting Valve? Rothenburg is source material for media. Mikado282 (talk) 17:29, 12 January 2014 (PST)

I see well that is fine, however the movie similarities on the other end don't really fit well in it. I understand the research part. So thats fine. Ashes (talk) 18:50, 12 January 2014 (PST)
So, you don't mind if I re-revert the similarity statement. Not that I don't see a problem with it; it does border on wiggle words without confirmation from valve? Thinking of uploading snapshot of the clock towers side by side. Appropriate? Worth it? The movie references were not about the similarities -- the movies were filmed at Rothenburg, so if there is a building in the map based on the town, you could see it in a movie. My 15yo son has barely played Rottenburg, yet he recognized the Rothenburg photo in an instant. I see you prefer to converse on the others talk page -- mine is now up. Mikado282 (talk) 19:08, 12 January 2014 (PST)
Image uploads won't be necessary. As for the revert, I would keep the movie film locations out for now. The similarities is fine though. Just remove the movie parts for now. Thats all I really have to say. Ashes (talk) 19:32, 12 January 2014 (PST)
thx Mikado282 (talk) 19:39, 12 January 2014 (PST)



I was bored, and I thought your user page was cool.ICantThinkOfName (talk) 12:51, 4 November 2013 (PST)

Otay. Ashes (talk) 12:54, 4 November 2013 (PST)

About undoing recent changes.

It'd be a great idea to, instead of immediately undoing the edit because you assume it's incorrect, you A. Check the topic at hand out yourself, and/or B. at least look at the changes, as not all of them are just adding in small parts of advice, but are also fixing grammar. Spam90675 13:36, 11 November 2012 (PST)

Did you know

<math>Insert formula here</math> I will read them but I thought that it was rather interesting The preceding unsigned comment was added by Krazy4golf (talk) • (contribs)

To you yes, however it was a rather obvious trivia. Takes 5-10 minutes to play on Degroot Keep to figure it out. :) Ashes 09:09, 13 November 2012 (PST)

I added a new fact hopes this one works

Can you help me

Im trying to create my page can you put a user info box in for me The preceding unsigned comment was added by krazy4golf (talk) • (contribs)

(Talk page stalker) Just add {{User infobox}} to your page. Darkid (talk|contribs) 12:45, 13 November 2012 (PST)

Adding unusual info

Hmm... well... oh dear. Before I get to work undoing all that (help would be appreciated, my computer is slow), can you give me a link to this page? -Zykx 12:54, 15 November 2012 (PST)

Ah, I was wondering if you meant that page, but I didn't think you did as you mentioned a page which also shows which hats cannot be uncrated in Unusual quality. No problem, I'll continue adding the Unusual tag and I'll pop in on the IRC in a bit. :) -Zykx

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Do not apply and unusual tags on the /no or /sv pages. I will do them myself because some pages needs to be retranslated/fixed. User Ravecrib9t4 Signature Logo.JPG TNS 01:05, 16 November 2012 (PST)

Alright, Thanks for letting me knowing ahead of time. Ashes 01:06, 16 November 2012 (PST)


So they are unneeded at pages with lack of both RED and BLU pics in the infobox? --SuperNova123 15:14, 19 November 2012 (PST)

Well, my idea was to showcase how the items looks on the player characters in full size w/transparency. Is there any former discussion about this topic? SuperNova123 15:24, 19 November 2012 (PST)

About [1], why not have the opportunity to choise both colors of the main picture [2] like below?--SuperNova123 15:33, 19 November 2012 (PST)


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I could care less anymore about the cap this wiki is full of aholes. gdfsgdfg 03:19, 21 November 2012 (PST)

User Files

Hello. If you find user files with the wrong name, you can mark them with the {{move}} template instead of the {{delete}} template. User files with the wrong name are only deleted in certain situations.  –  Epic Eric (T | C) 10:49, 13 December 2012 (PST)

Alright, since the policy on naming when uploading stuff: Files that don't follow this naming scheme may be deleted without warning. I'll keep it in mind. Ashes 13:49, 13 December 2012 (PST)
(Talk page stalker)That's the official policy, but it's ok to be a bit nicer at times. Darkid (talk|contribs) 13:53, 13 December 2012 (PST)
4am in the morning when i was marking stuff. Lil grumpy there :D (You stalk my talk page alot) Ashes 13:54, 13 December 2012 (PST)

RE: Paintability of new promos

Don't ask me, ask whoever put "yes" in the paint field in the infoboxes. -Zykx 16:23, 22 February 2013 (PST)

Okay, firstly, you were the one who created said pages, filling in the paint fields with "yes" despite not knowing whether they were paintable or not... then telling me to "not always believe what's in the infobox".
Secondly, unless you are watching my userpage intently, I like to reply to people's messages on their own userpage where they will get the notification, as is customary for any other wiki I've ever been on. Please tell me where I've gone wrong as I'm not understanding your logic.
-Zykx 16:30, 22 February 2013 (PST)
Noticed that after creating the pages. I'm merely using a copied template I use for new pages. the paintablity option happened to be put as yes instead no by default. Also I'm on the IRC, So user talks are also logged. Thats why I ask if we just keep it on one user talk page. Not blaming you or anything but, just saying if you have doubts check the schema. Ashes 16:33, 22 February 2013 (PST)
Ah, that makes sense. Will do in future. -Zykx 16:40, 22 February 2013 (PST)

Stars and Stripes beats Hammer and Sickle, LOOK IT UP!

This technique could be frowned upon by some, but I go to the gallery of one of the other badges (Usually the Mercenary one) and look at the name of that item. Then go back to the one being edited (Soldier of Fortune in this case) and type out the caption, except replace the badge name in the caption with the subject one. Let me give an example...

Say I didn't know English, yes? I'd look at the Mercenary Gallery, look at the caption, copy it to the Soldier of Fortune Gallery to the right picture, then look at the name of both the Soldier and Fortune and Mercenary. I'd then trim out the "Mercenary" part in the caption and replace it with "Soldier of Fortune" and for class names, simply look in the other gallery, since in these cases, there's one of two galleries that have the class names if I need to write them down.

It seems complicated, but it's actually a little easier as you're doing it. Yes I'm Dominating you. GET USED TO IT[UGS 2nd]Lancer @nti-tank RocketYes I'm Dominating you. GET USED TO IT! 20:32, 28 February 2013 (GMT)

Future reference, Keep it on one talk page. 2nd, Sooo you're basically assuming a translation? Btw I'm talking about the descriptions.
Example:The Scout's Soldier of Fortune medal. -> Die Glücksrittermedaille der Scout. Ashes 12:38, 28 February 2013 (PST)
Sort of. "Assuming" implies I'm using something like Google Translate or whatever. I'm taking the words from the wiki itself, as they appear on a very similar page and recycling them in a sense, for the active editing page. You could argue I'm just banging rocks together here, but I'm not really taking on the full challenge of ripping into the language pages properly and translating them, just cleaning and improving the quality of existing ones a bit. Yes I'm Dominating you. GET USED TO IT[UGS 2nd]Lancer @nti-tank RocketYes I'm Dominating you. GET USED TO IT! 20:44, 28 February 2013 (GMT)


You informed me how you spouse to include one item in the update history, but then in the Editor's Summary you say "Nevermind :P". So, you made a mistake? BleedinSkull

I was right the first time. Someone on the IRC Eels... kinda tricked me. My bad :P Ashes 15:16, 28 February 2013 (PST)
There was a bit of confusion there. Ashes was right after all. A Wikipedia article about bananas doesn't have information about apples, does it? Eels 15:21, 28 February 2013 (PST) Signing schmigning

Request for translators

For those who translate, Could you please create language categories for your language:

That would be great! Thanks :D Ashes 08:07, 3 March 2013 (PST)

Adding section headers in other languages

Please do not add english section headers ("Painted Variants") etc in other languages. Use {{common string|painted variants}} instead. Darkid (talk|contribs) 19:08, 3 March 2013 (PST)

Attempted the use of common string before. Most languages aren't entered. So just leave em red or just leave em out overall? Ashes 19:12, 3 March 2013 (PST)
Use the common string template. Edit the dictionary to add the strings you found in other languages. Do not, under any circumstance, leave english text on other language pages without a {{update trans}} tag. Darkid (talk|contribs) 19:14, 3 March 2013 (PST)
Mk, Acknowledged. Though gonna have to find the "Correct" translation of it. Only ones I'm really looking for are strange variants, related achievements and damage and functions. If you can help me find em that'd be great. Anyways, Searching time. Ashes 19:16, 3 March 2013 (PST)
Correct translation, only sortof. By adding the dictionary entry, it will allow the translators to settle on a correct translation, and change it easily. Add section headers in {{Dictionary/common strings}} for those three. Darkid (talk|contribs) 19:17, 3 March 2013 (PST)
Added, correct me if I'm wrong cause I never added a dictionary entry before :P. (only edited existing) Ashes 19:27, 3 March 2013 (PST)

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Erm. Thanks? I don't translate XD. I just use translate switching templates. Strange variants I just use whats in the infobox since its just the infobox stuff. Ashes 20:42, 13 March 2013 (PDT)

About painted hats tables

Should we really include unpainted hats in them? It seems that it defeats the purpose--and is rather tedious to add. I'm thinking we start a Discussion about it. Darkid (talk|contribs) 06:56, 14 March 2013 (PDT)

Hm. Good point. Since I noticed in the rest of the tables have "unpaintable" hats in the table. Ashes 12:05, 14 March 2013 (PDT)

I tried I did I try

But erry time I try ta categorize sumthin, you come and pull eet all from under me feet! IS THIS a JOKE, or is it a sad sad sad sad attempt to get me down?

(So how do I know what fantastic categories to use?)--Samuel Enthers 18:22, 20 March 2013 (PDT)

Keep it one page next time. Once again, Snoop around. Check existing categories or check similar contents to see where they would go. That what I do. Ashes 18:23, 20 March 2013 (PDT)

Regarding painted images

The main issue that needed improving was the rotation. The rotations page gave the same rotation as the one on the Mann Co cap page, so I had to make a new rotation from scratch. That's why it's different.

Secondly, it looks fuzzy because the thumbnails need to update. The fuzzy images and bad transparancy was from the previous owner. If you look at the server-side pictures, they look much clearer.

If there are any more issues, I can help. --Samuel Enthers 13:13, 23 March 2013 (PDT)

Regarding videos

We have videos for almost every other tool on the Wiki. Unless it's impossible to record, we should have videos for the ones that don't. --Samuel Enthers 14:33, 24 March 2013 (PDT)

Had to look around first. If you really think its needed by all means try it. (Be consistent). Ashes 14:47, 24 March 2013 (PDT)


I am sorry about the memes. I would delete the pages; its just I just don't know how to delete them. If you could can you delete them for me? I made 3 in total, so I guess you could just delete these and the contributions on my page too? Also I am pretty new at doing any Wiki stuff so I am sorry if I upset you or anyone else. I thought I could help improve the Meme page by adding these but I guess not. Here are the links (I hope):

Sorry :( Just An Average Toaster 15:20, 27 March 2013 (PDT)

Well they were deleted. Perhaps taking a look at the guides on the wiki. They should help you out. Also pop on the IRC more often if you need help. One more thing, Try to keep talks and discussions on one page instead of bouncing from one user talk to another. Thanks. Ashes 13:05, 28 March 2013 (PDT)


thx for helping me sign i forgot about it sorry :) btw some links relating to webAPI/..... doesn't seem to work should i delete it or just leave it there Killicon flaming huntsmanhs.pngHecarimz

webAPI, Is out of my power. If something regarding webAPI is broken, Leave a talk post on the person who updates/fixes it. Ashes 18:26, 1 April 2013 (PDT)

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Sure thing, bro, I keep follow up the zh-hans~

Good day to you, and good night to myself lol z z z Z

Nafoul 07:51, 12 April 2013 (PDT)


Grats on the shainie! Eels 13:43, 17 April 2013 (PDT)

Eet ees so shaïnee, is funny to meWind 13:48, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
wtf how u get hat -RJ 13:55, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
gieb hat omg pls // Nah, congratulations once again, you deserved dis :3 -Asplode 13:58, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
User Cobaltcakes Confetti.pngSomething something username pun. Congrats!User Cobaltcakes Confetti.png - Leaderboard class tank.pngCOBALT 14:00, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
I guess you deserve the wiki cap, sorry for this poor post ruining your page

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Aye, Congrats Wiki cap budd. It looks good on you :) Themokey 15:17, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
Congrats on the long deserved wiki cap! Davo-(Page|Talk|Contribs) 15:29, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
My ZNC is being stupid and I haven't been able to get on IRC for a few days. I see you got a wiki cap. Not bad, would have been more deserved if you FIXED THOSE TYPOS. Now go back to spamming more. Oh and congrats--Godisme 16:05, 17 April 2013 (PDT)
Gratz, mate, who got wiki cap now? You got wiki cap! gonard TF2 crosshair.png <spanЮstyle="font-size:10px">(Speech voice.png/Intel neutral pickedup.png) 04:12, 22 April 2013 (PDT)
Bravo, ya two-faced stackanovist, little twitchy potato-hopping' filthy mutant bot, bloody whoppin' taskmonkey, big rocket-hopping pickle-headed spammer! 'Stache 05:08, 18 April 2013 (PDT)
I for one have always loved you. Super Prototype... not so super. 11:07, 18 April 2013 (PDT)
I see that lil Ashes_ has been aWarded a Wiki Cap, and I suppose that I should join this little Love-in. Well done! Of course you must be aWare that as my loyal Ward, you were always destined for greatness. You may feel a little awkWard at first wearing that thing in public, but you'll get used to it. Soon enough it will fit you like a gLove, I have no doubt. I was thinking about your first appearance on the Wiki today, when you flew in out of nowhere and, in a pLover-like fashion, pecked away at the little jobs that had escaped my notice. I half-expected your early edits to be Lovecraftian horrors and I was quite Wary, but you learned quickly. Will you now vanish into thin air, or have all of the Warm fuzzies in your Talk page encouraged you to stick around? Some will tell you to take your Cap and run, Warning you to escape while you can. So will you stay and keep working or will you rolLover and let that sLovenly naysaying rabble win? That is the question! --- Killicon pumpkin.png Esquilax 17:53, 18 April 2013 (PDT)
Danke! Couldn't have done it without you guys :D Ashes 00:32, 19 April 2013 (PDT)
Yes, You could have. I have that much faith in you! Super? Prototype 07:04, 19 April 2013 (PDT)
Congrats, Ashes. Sorry for being late with saying it. Im on the re-translation now. User Ravecrib9t4 Signature Logo.JPG TNS 16:32, 7 May 2013 (PDT)
I suupose to be the "latiest". Pretty welcome to Wiki Cap club and thanks for all help you've done! Limie Pie Painted Sign of the Wolf's School 32CD32.png 22:05, 16 May 2013 (PDT)

Congrats on the Wiki Cap! I'm new, but from what you have done to help me, I know you deserve it a million times over! Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:39, 4 January 2017 (PST)


Dude Bro. I saw you and your Wiki Cap on the Portal Trade Server. I was Mr. Hungry. TF Player 00:07, 18 April 2013 (PDT)

O.o. :P Ashes 20:39, 19 April 2013 (PDT)

Pardon Me

I have edited the TFC Scout page because it was listing strategies that were about the class in TF2 and was listing a link about on how to play the class in TF2. Not a good idea listing tips on how to play the class in a different game.

Duty Now! EarthCrash 16:32, 19 April 2013 (PDT)

Understandable. Carry on. (I will be watching edits though) :) Ashes 20:39, 19 April 2013 (PDT)

You're Awesome

Thanks for adding the gallery to the Lecture Valley page. You da best.

Pumodi 7:45, 13 May 2013 (PDT)

I get that alot :3 Ashes 07:18, 14 May 2013 (PDT)

Spanish translation thanks

Hi Ashes, thanks you a lot for update Spanish articles, we aren´t a lot now and i haven´t got a lot of free time to do that, and that help is appreciated, Thanks You! :D

Thexiao77 12:51, 14 May 2013 (PDT)

Yepo :D Ashes 07:18, 14 May 2013 (PDT)

"I have no description!"

Those cats existing in /hu already, so they were easy to find (more will follow as soon as they appear :P)
Category:Halloween, Category:Pickups, Category:Items, Category:Game modes, Category:Item sets, Category:Summer Camp Sale, Category:Lists of items, Category:Meet the Team, Category:Building weapons
Monte / talk 13:29, 24 May 2013 (PDT)

Is gewd. Ashes 14:00, 24 May 2013 (PDT)


Alright. I didn't think it was right to make large edits without asking. Thanks for the heads up. --Hydrobolt (talk) 18:52, 9 June 2013 (PDT)

Yep, Also please keep discussions on one user talk. So if it started on yours keep it there. Just makes things easier. Ashes (talk) 18:53, 9 June 2013 (PDT)

thanks for the advice!

Thank you, the next time it won´t happen, thanks for your advice :D Milek (talk) 11:59, 14 June 2013 (PDT)

Yep, Also please keep it on one user talk page and please remember to sign your posts using ~~~~

Categories description

I thought I was making descriptions for them, didn't I? Sorry then, must have been in a hurry. by Limie Pie 13:42, 22 June 2013 (PDT)

All good. I just added a description to the Content pack one. So yeah. Keep that in mind :P. Ashes (talk) 13:58, 22 June 2013 (PDT)

I'm so sorry ;C

  • I'm sorry of not using Show Preview-button.
  • I've been using the new Preview-button.
  • I know I suck and I'm stupid, but I'm pretty new to edit wiki.
  • Also, I didn't see your messages. (Sorry!)
  • I hope I don't get blocked, but I think It's already too late because I'm so stupid ;C

Hospappa 14:59, 24 June 2013 (PDT)

Just make sure you use the button. As you kinda just spammed my email as well due to this. So yeah just remember to use it. Also, keep it on one talk page. Thanks. Ashes (talk) 15:21, 24 June 2013 (PDT)


That will be no problem! i will do it with pleasure, thanks alot Ashes ^^ Metroid7 (talk) 15:56, 30 June 2013 (PDT)

mass redirects

This is about the german Summer_Appetizer_Key. I wanted to note that it needs a specific link, a link which localized to the specific Mann Co. Supply Crate Key#"future german name" if it should work in the future and to be not redundant! Hopefully you find a solution for it. As it is now it only works as long as the english name is fix forever, which isnt long. Magicalpony (talk) 01:24, 3 July 2013 (PDT)

Its a temporary redirect until an offical STS translation of the name is put through. Once it is put through on the article, The redirect anchor can be changed. So its really about waiting for that one STS translation. Not a big issue. Easy fix. Ashes (talk) 01:28, 3 July 2013 (PDT)
Okay. I just hoped with: [[Mann Co. Supply Crate Key#{{item name|Mann Co. Supply Crate Key}}]] we dont need to change and add redirects and change later the anchors. Magicalpony (talk) 01:32, 3 July 2013 (PDT)
Well I make the redirects mainly to prevent someone from making the actual page on that name. Besides, Fixing the redirects isn't a big issue really. Speaking of that, If you come across any Redirects that don't work properly throw them my way. Ashes (talk) 01:34, 3 July 2013 (PDT)


WTF MAN! I edited the Pyro page and then you deleted it! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! Bluspy (talk) 13:16, 4 July 2013 (PDT)

I'm not Ashes, but you should read your own talk page, User_talk:Bluspy before responding, as Ashes edited it with reasons about why he reverted your edit. Also, please refrain from using that language on the wiki. Pigophone (talk) 13:27, 4 July 2013 (PDT)

Fortress Forever class images

Hey Ashes, I saw that you edited those pictures I uploaded, removing the "Another license" license in the process. I think it was added to that "incorrectly" even though similar images (namely the GG2 class images) have the same categories. When uploading images, is there a way to prevent the "incorrect" notice WHILE uploading the image (even though it was correct [fair use]), or is it always going to take another edit to remove the notice? I hate making more work for other people and if I can prevent it myself in a single step then I will. ~Sven~ (talk) 17:08, 8 July 2013 (PDT)

Usually it shouldn't do that. Just try selecting a license via the drop down first then add it into the summary. Otherwise manually remove it. Ashes (talk) 18:02, 8 July 2013 (PDT)
Will do. Thanks!~Sven~ (talk) 19:07, 8 July 2013 (PDT)

Thanks for categorizing all those images I uploaded!

I probably would have forgot to do that, I'm kinda hurrying here as it's late. I just wanted to get this done. :P

Anyway, thanks for that. Hookyboysb (talk) 01:55, 11 July 2013 (PDT)

Yeah, No problem. I am the active categorizer. Just remember to categorize them in the future. If you don't know, Leave them on my talk page and I'll get to it. Ashes (talk) 01:56, 11 July 2013 (PDT)

Thanks for undoing my mistranslation!

That was my bad, I saved straight and didn't previewed the page. I appreciate your help. Also, you're quick on the trigger :) Thanks again! Robsguelo (talk) 00:46, 25 July 2013 (PDT)

Hehe, I'm on the IRC so i can do it pretty quick. Just keep an eye out next time. :3 Ashes (talk) 01:14, 25 July 2013 (PDT)

guess who

Might wanna know that Dinner101 still isnt using the show preview button. It annoys me personally because he edited MY posting on his talk page! thats a BIIIIG nono in my book of stuff.Critical hit.png StarHorder Critical hit.png 18:58, 8 August 2013 (PDT)

Yeah I've noticed... Ashes (talk) 19:03, 8 August 2013 (PDT)

Thanks for the edit

Hey there! Thanks for making those fixes to the Halloween Achievement Icons I uploade. I really appreciate it Pumodi (talk) 17:29, 29 October 2013 (PDT)

Wiki help.

I got your message about using the preview button more often. I would actually like a list of the do's and don't's of the TF2 wiki so as to not have myself start screwing things up around here.

Here are the things I currently know:

1: Do not use auto translators on pages that need translating.

2: Do not post irrelevant entries to any page.

3: Do not post things that have not happened yet.

4: Do not remove anything that does not need removal.

5: Do not add anything that does not need addition.

6: Don't beg for a wiki cap. (That's a given)

7: Don't make pages unrelated to anything about TF2.

I would like to know more about the wiki and how it functions so i can improve this site better. I'm going to need some coding giblets before I start though.

Chitzy (talk) 19:38, 5 November 2013 (PST)

I left a welcome on your talk page. It should contain all you need to know. Ashes (talk) 19:59, 5 November 2013 (PST)

Re: Small request

Thanks for request to me. Completed. It is probably perfect. If you have free time, Please check all page.(If you have free time! Don't work yourself too hard!)

btw, I have one suggestion. This time, I was able to proceed with the translation very quickly by your request. (I got motivated.) As such, Could you request Japanese translation to me sometimes?

Thanks. (and Sorry for my English.) -- Tomate045 (talk) 11:28, 11 November 2013 (PST)

Thanks for helping out. And yeah sure I can easily request japanese translations. I'm known for requesting translations for various things. So expect some requests in the near future. Thanks for the hard work by the way :D. Ashes (talk) 11:57, 11 November 2013 (PST)
No problem! (Translation Friend helped me XD) See you again! -- Tomate045 (talk) 12:16, 11 November 2013 (PST)

Consequently, I was scolded by Darkid. I don't know what to do. Most of the my (and my friend's) category translation seems to be removed. -- Tomate045 (talk) 16:17, 29 November 2013 (PST)

Oh he was right. Yeah, So from now on. Any categories that need to be translated I will personally request. Sorry bout not being specific. Ashes (talk) 16:34, 29 November 2013 (PST)
OK. I will return to the "major update" translation temporarily. Also please request me anytime. But, Do not forget that my (and my friend's) efforts were wasted by your instructions. (We doesn't hate you. But, we were little tired.) -- Tomate045 (talk) 17:07, 29 November 2013 (PST)
Wouldn't really say "wasted". You just translated some wrong categories is all. Ashes (talk) 17:13, 29 November 2013 (PST)

By the way, May I translate Category:Images/ja ? I think it doesn't violate the Wiki rules. -- Tomate045 (talk) 04:28, 4 December 2013 (PST)

It should be fine. If there are multiple translations to it via the left side (probably right side for you), Then by all means go for it. As long as it doesn't involve templates :P. But anything you're unsure of, run it by me. Ashes (talk) 07:29, 4 December 2013 (PST)

Translating categories

I appreciate the enthusiasm for translation (and removal of redlinks), but please be sure to only pull categories from the WantedCategories list to be translated--and also check if the really are needed. One of your requestees got a little out of hand. Darkid (Talk|Contribs) 17:07, 29 November 2013 (PST)

Those red links were from the Wanted Categories. He went off on his own there. Ashes (talk) 17:11, 29 November 2013 (PST)
Category:Templates/ja. Darkid (Talk|Contribs) 17:12, 29 November 2013 (PST)
Oh that one. Yeah my bad. Seems i may have rushed that one. Sorry bout that. Will keep it in mind. Ashes (talk)

Spell page changes

Thank for fixing my edit that wasn't done right but I am still unable to figure how to change the right side of the giftable table to no, this item can no longer be gift wrapped, I tested it on 3 accounts and there is no option to choose any of the spell pages to be gift wrapped anymore. Thanks for your Help! The preceding unsigned comment was added by Randinie (talk) • (contribs)

I've already fixed it. You put giftable. The template accepts only the word gift = yes/no. Ashes (talk) 16:22, 29 December 2013 (PST)

Australium Info

I think the information is good. What's wrong with it?GTAS1234 (talk) 16:25, 29 December 2013 (PST)

The info you put is already mentioned in the infobox under its availability. Adding what you did would be irrelevant. Similar to how there is no mention of festives or botkillers, then the australiums are no exception to it. Ashes (talk) 16:26, 29 December 2013 (PST)
Damn. Didn't notice that. Guess I should be more careful. I think it's because the pages are messed up. Or am I the only one who sees it that way?GTAS1234 (talk) 16:29, 29 December 2013 (PST)
Probably just you. Ashes (talk) 16:34, 29 December 2013 (PST)
Guess I better try and fix it then:) It appears to be an issue with the rotating images. Any ideas?GTAS1234 (talk) 16:35, 29 December 2013 (PST)
The 3D images. No idea. Hop on the IRC, maybe someone else can help. Ashes (talk) 16:42, 29 December 2013 (PST)
Figured it out. I cleared everything on my browser (cache, etc) and it fixed the problem. Thanks for the advice. The spam ends now:PGTAS1234 (talk) 16:47, 29 December 2013 (PST)
The problem was Template:Avail not allowing more than 9 values. It's fixed now
Item icon Market Gardener.png Zabidenu
(contribstalk) 16:51, 29 December 2013 (PST)

MvM mission tables

Thanks again for solo-creating all of these. However, the formatting for bonuses is slightly inconsistent, and I was wondering what you (as the primary creator) were intending. For example, Benign Infiltration lists 5.0x über charge rate, whereas Hamlet Hostility uses damage penalty 0.33x. Additionally, the tables could be rewritten to use {{pro}} and {{con}}, such as: Pictogram plus.png 33% increase in damage. Thoughts? Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 16:47, 3 January 2014 (PST)

I've noticed the inconsistency for awhile. And yes I've been trying to figure out a new way to list all the attributes in a different way. The pro and con templates could be useful I would say. However the mass amounts of time to change things. And the bonuses should be listed as <number> <attribute>. Which I've noticed is messed. I very well appreciate that you noticed it though! Ashes (talk) 16:53, 3 January 2014 (PST)
If we can pick a consistent styling, I've got the time to make all the relevant changes. Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 17:35, 3 January 2014 (PST)
What i was thinking, I agree with your format. the pro <number> <attribute> . Same with cons and what not. Ashes (talk) 17:51, 3 January 2014 (PST)

Follow-up: Can you look over this revision, and make sure I haven't misunderstood what you meant? Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 09:19, 10 January 2014 (PST)

It looks good. Should be fine. Ashes (talk) 10:22, 10 January 2014 (PST)

{{Mvm mission cave-in}}

This table confuses me in a few ways:

  • Generally, why are some of the waves tooltipped? The naming convention is standard here.
  • Wave 1A: 1/4 + 1/4 ≠ 1. Where did the other half go?
  • Wave 1B vs Wave 4: 2/3 goes to 1/2 and 1/2 vs 1/2 goes to 1/4 and 1/4.
  • Wave 5C and 5D: Are these scouts grouped?
  • Wave 6A-1 and 6A-2: Why aren't these just combined, or listed with colored groups?
  • Wave 6B-1 and 6B-2: Why aren't these just combined, or listed with colored groups?

Thanks Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 20:29, 3 January 2014 (PST)

I generally did not make this table. However I'll see what I can do to fix some of this. Cause it kinda does look wonky. I'll see what I can do. Ashes (talk) 20:35, 3 January 2014 (PST)

Yeah I did that one, back when I had the time for it. Here's what's up:

  • Waves are tooltipped to elaborate on whether it's "after X has finished spawning" or "after X is all dead". If not tooltipped they're in action from the start.
  • 1A: 1/4 of the bots flank right, 1/4 flank left, and the rest don't have any special behaviour.
  • 1B: Two out of every three Scouts are stunners. Half of those are expert, the other half is hard. I don't quite remember whether this is equivalent to saying "1/3 easy scouts, 1/3 expert stunners, 1/3 hard stunners" (it might not be, depending on how it's set up).
  • 4: Half the bots are expert stunners, half are easy scouts. For both these halves, a quarter flanks left, a quarter flanks right, and the other half has no special behaviour.
  • 5C/5D: Well I didn't mark them as grouped, so they probably aren't.
  • 6: As I originally intended it, coloured groups were to mark one of two things:
    • The bots in the group are spawned as a squad.
    • The bots in the group are part of a random choice.
  • The reason 6A-1 and 6A-2 are split is because the Tanks only appear once 6A-2 is done spawning, regardless of where 6A-1 is at. 6B-1 and 6B-2 are spit for the same reason (6C starts once 6B-1 has fully spawned).

Toomai Glittershine 21:36, 11 January 2014 (PST)

I normally would have followed that format above but i had no idea what it meant, so yeah. Ashes (talk) 21:42, 11 January 2014 (PST)
Alright, the majority of my confusion came from normal scouts (non-flanking) not being listed, but I understand that now. Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 21:43, 11 January 2014 (PST)

MvM table spawns and routes

It seems important to note in MvM tables where things are coming from and where they go. That is, it would be useful to know whether the bots in Mannhattan are coming from the lower or upper spawn, or whether the Tanks in Rottenburg are going through the tunnel path or not. I'm not sure how you'd implement this but it seems needed. Toomai Glittershine 13:07, 14 January 2014 (PST)

Yeah i've been trying to figure out a way to implement those paths. Similar to how "bot uses special left" or something. But I can't get a proper layout without messing up the table and make it a cluster. Ashes (talk) 13:47, 14 January 2014 (PST)
um... How about using the cursor hover thing... The black dot?Critical hit.png StarHorder Critical hit.png 13:53, 14 January 2014 (PST)
That would be a bit complicated. As the spawns differ for each. So the info hover wouldn't work. Ashes (talk) 13:59, 14 January 2014 (PST)

Hamlet Hostility

You list the flare pyros on wave 2B as "damage bonus 1.0x". Do you mean they deal 100% additional damage? Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 06:26, 21 January 2014 (PST)

I was going off of the .pop standard file. 1.0x dmg I would assume would be 100% additional. I'll see what I can figure out. Ashes (talk) 07:26, 21 January 2014 (PST)
I'm pretty sure that a damage bonus of 1.0x means "normal damage". It would be in a file in order to override a damage bonus that's part of a robot's template. For example, the Bowmen template does 0.5x damage, but setting their damage bonus to 1.0x will override that and cause them to deal regular damage. Toomai Glittershine 16:05, 23 January 2014 (PST)

Noh Mercy

You undid my edit. I have noticed that the original spy mascot for the gamemode The Hidden [[The Hidden|(see for yourself), is shown wearing the Noh Mercy. --Tordenofitami (talk) 16:12, 3 February 2014 (PST)

And... your point...? Its not notable at all regardless. Doesn't follow wiki guidelines. Ashes (talk) 17:13, 3 February 2014 (PST)
To clarify, a detail like that in a community-made mod doesn't have relevance in a page about an item officially in-game. User Zabidenu sig.png (contribstalk) 17:18, 3 February 2014 (PST)

Fed/Bolt MVM bots

Question: If the Super Scout is on the Bonk Boy page, and Captain Punch is on the War Head paghe, what's the matter with my edit? Just wondering.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by DarkStarDestroyer (talk) • (contribs)

The edit you did has no actual relevance in the main paragraph of the page which is the hat. The see also is redirecting to those robots because they just simply wear it. If you really want to put it on a separate spot of the page, makes a Notes section instead of putting it in the main paragraph. Ashes (talk) 07:25, 13 February 2014 (PST)

Okay, thanks. Will do. Sorry about that. DarkStarDestroyer (talk) 07:39, 13 February 2014 (PST)


So I realized that I need to rename the 45px-Muffin NIH.jpg. However, I don't exactly know how to do this, howdo? --Blueberriess User Blueberriess Muffin.jpg 20:51, 22 February 2014 (PST)


Hi there Ashes,

I've read your talk message through and I'll be sure to have a read of all the links you've sent me. However, the copyright info on the images I uploaded does not belong to valve, I am the concept designer of these items and so the copyright of the concept images belongs to me, not valve.

many thanks, Square (talk) 10:31, 26 February 2014 (PST)

Ah I see, I believe there was another license template for that if you designed it. Ashes (talk) 10:36, 26 February 2014 (PST)
Ah okay, do you know which one it is? Square (talk) 10:40, 26 February 2014 (PST)
Currently looking for it. However {{PD-self}} is one way of doing it. Ashes (talk) 10:41, 26 February 2014 (PST)
So yeah, Just use {{PD-self}} if you are the original creator of the concept. can't find the other one. Ashes (talk) 10:46, 26 February 2014 (PST)

Okay, will do. Thanks for your help. Square (talk) 11:14, 26 February 2014 (PST)

Got some question

Hey there,

As you requested, I tried translating the Cosmetic items category, am I doing this right? And Is it possible to translate "Subcategories" or "Pages in category" into Korean? Thank you. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lf400212 (talk) • (contribs)

Looks good so far. And Yeah you can translated subcategories and pages in categories. Simply click on the links. Ashes (talk) 05:36, 4 March 2014 (PST)

I was asking if i could translate both titles, "Subcategories" and "Pages in category". If so, I thought it would be look nice. But after changing language at preferences, titles were automatically translated into korean. I thought it was no use asking since they have already been translated, so I removed my section. Anyway, thanks for your answer. Lf400212 (talk) 06:59, 4 March 2014 (PST)

Re: Small request (Kii)

Hello, Ashes. I translated all /ja categories, and it seems perfect. Thanks for request :)  –  Kii (talk) 14:14, 8 March 2014 (PST)

Thanks :D. I'll request anymore if any more come up! Ashes (talk) 14:19, 8 March 2014 (PST)

Pyro's botched voice bug

You removed my bug note on the Pyro's page for "not being notable". I assume you haven't played the 2013 Halloween event. The Pyro's unfiltered voice sounds completely different from it's other voice lines. It's way more noteable than, for example, the BLU Pyro holding a RED Flamethrower in the class select menu. Also, I don't see why we wouldn't list a bug, even if it is just a minor one. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mcfan2 (talk) • (contribs)

Try not to make assumptions like that. Also, i removed it simply because its, 1. Not really notable. 2. We don't note any sort of voice inconsistency at all. The BLU pyro holding a red flamethrower is notable mainly because if its viewed by another player, it may confuse people with the color differences. A simple voice inconsistency isn't really confusing. Its just valve not doing a great job at filtering or it was intentional. Ashes (talk) 15:13, 8 March 2014 (PST)

Spooky skeletons

Hi I am Titanoverlord I am relatively new to this wiki. About the edit well to be honest it is hard not to notice the messed up crown, at least for me. The article was a stub so I thought it would be a harmless addition. Anyways if this is how things happen then I will gladly admit my mistakes. I will try to see how much relevant info I can get on these guys to put up.

Though I think the article could be merged with TF_Zombie due to it being somewhat redundant and mostly unnecessary. just throwing that out there.

Titanoverlord (talk) 01:33, 16 March 2014 (PDT)

Yeah the edit was kind of unneeded due to guidelines, clipping issues aren't noted. As for the merge, we have a discussion on that still for some reason, So feel free to post there. Ashes (talk) 11:29, 16 March 2014 (PDT)


YOUR USERPAGE IS INSECURE. <strnog>PLS FIX -RJ 08:14, 21 March 2014 (PDT)
ERMGERD D:, I've been hecked! Halp! D: Ashes (talk) 08:15, 21 March 2014 (PDT)
This page now belongs to me. You can have it back for a small fee of one bajillion dollars.--Henke37 (talk) 08:19, 21 March 2014 (PDT)
I don't have dollars :<, May I pay in het instead? Ashes (talk) 08:20, 21 March 2014 (PDT)

Ham Shank

Incorrect, the model will deform in a similar way like Holy Mackarel. On Holy Mackarel it is listed as bug too. I used to have a picture for it, but I'm trying to find. Gabrielwoj (talk) 11:10, 3 April 2014 (PDT)

I'm aware, Its the same as the Holy Mackarel, because of Jigglebones (I just looked it up). So its still a jigglebones issue. But if you want to note it, least be specific. (Similar to Holy Mackarel) Ashes (talk) 11:11, 3 April 2014 (PDT)
Okay, thanks. I'll do that. I usually check other articles to know the bug section better. I'm sorry for causing trouble. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:32, 3 April 2014 (PDT)

Plz Help.

Dude, how do I get my page to be so cool like yours? Help a n00b out, brother! (back in my day, newb was spelled n00b or noob! and anyone who spelled it newb WAS a n00b!)Minecraftmann (talk) 13:53, 4 April 2014 (PDT)

Its just a basic template really. I just look at other user pages, copy the style and modify to my liking. Its not hard really. Just see the template documentation we have, It should help you out. Ashes (talk) 17:00, 4 April 2014 (PDT)

where would I find the templates? Minecraftmann (talk) 09:33, 6 April 2014 (PDT)

Just do a simple search. Here is a link to the template itself. Has documentation about how to use it. If you need help, just hop on the IRC. Easier to explain. Ashes (talk) 12:00, 6 April 2014 (PDT)

Thx for the help, but I cannot get the template to work! I probably look like a moron, but I have never used that kind of thing. Minecraftmann (talk) 14:55, 6 April 2014 (PDT)

You're using (( )) brackets. The template uses {{ }} Ashes (talk) 15:09, 6 April 2014 (PDT)


Thanks for removing my talk post, I don't know why I said things like that. I blame it on the stress of having to present two projects today. Star=3Horder 07:54, 9 April 2014 (PDT)

Uhmm.. You're.... welcome...? I guess..? Ashes (talk) 07:58, 9 April 2014 (PDT)

Steam ID for Coyotegrey doesn't seem to work

Well, I'm posting that again, because I've tried to edit the Flying Guillotine page with his contribution but I'm still having red links. I've tried to ask this on IRC but nobody was there. Gabrielwoj (talk) 08:30, 15 April 2014 (PDT)

Apparently the BOT that pushes. is kinda broke atm so yeah. Ashes (talk) 08:35, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
Is there any place for view the bot status? If not, can you warn me when he's fixed? Thanks. Gabrielwoj (talk) 08:41, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
Status of the BOT, ask WindPower. As they would know. Ashes (talk) 08:50, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
WindPower is just a member? Ask on his discussion page? Gabrielwoj (talk) 08:52, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
WindPower is actually one of the admins. I would suggest discussion page or IRC. Ashes (talk) 10:09, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
I don't want to be rude about this, but I enter in IRC and almost nobody replies me. Those days I've entered in 3 different times of the same day and still nobody did replied me. Gabrielwoj (talk) 10:17, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
Cause everyone is usually AFK or busy. Also People can still see this btw Ashes (talk) 10:20, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
I know that everyone can visit your page, I don't mind telling that. Even though, plenty of people appears on the list at the right, I just don't know if there is an IRC log, so I can see if anyone replied me after I've closed the page. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:04, 15 April 2014 (PDT)
Yes there is an IRC log. Its located at the top of the IRC, with all the small links. Ashes (talk) 16:13, 15 April 2014 (PDT)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── (Talk page stalker) Regardless of how you find out or who you ask, it is important to note that steam ids are not magically functional; they have to be added here first. Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 16:32, 15 April 2014 (PDT)

Yep, Ashes or someone else have added to the dictionary already. Thanks for the notice though. Also thanks for the IRC Log thingy. Gabrielwoj (talk) 19:32, 15 April 2014 (PDT)


Coyotegrey ID is now working. I'll be editing the pages and they'll be done soon. Thanks for the help and sorry for being so annoying about this steamid problem. Gabrielwoj (talk) 19:39, 16 April 2014 (PDT) is a new and developing site however we hope to do just that. Develop. I don't find it fair that you quote as as trying to "advertise" when in fact we are just establishing ourselves. i.e Let the small man get a place. If you would like to speak to me further about your accusation please do so however I don't believe its justified. Thank you Olowe07 (talk) 14:05, 6 May 2014 (PDT)

Users may be allowed to use the wiki to have a page for their community site, however... We don't allow newly created sites to simply make their way on the site without a justified reason. Most community sites that have a page on the wiki are "Well known" in the community. As such, majority of the community knows of them. As for "" on the hand, no one barely knows it. And to simply create a wiki page about the site as its in development pretty much seems like you're trying to gain some reputation, IE "Advertising". I am merely quoting what is being said on the wiki article itself. If it is in development, then finish it or let the community know in other means aside from using the wiki. (This probably sounds really mean to say but someone else would have said it). If you wish to further discuss this, hop on the IRC. You'll get more of an input there on why its not notable. Ashes (talk) 14:09, 6 May 2014 (PDT)
Well known to you is not a valid way to represent well known to the community. Olowe07 (talk) 14:16, 6 May 2014 (PDT)
I actually ask around, I don't request a deletion of a page based on a SINGLE personal opinion. Ashes (talk) 14:18, 6 May 2014 (PDT)
So it takes a special something for you to request deletion of a page? You seem to be expressing a personal or SINGLE opinion at the moment. By asking around is this in a place everyone can see it or is it in private? Because i'd request you provide some evidence to support your view that the majority of the community consensus dictates that page has reason to be removed on the basis it is not notable. Matrix gaming who own and operate is a well established community in Portugal and we have a large following which seems to contradict your community consensus argument. However if this is your personal opinion then i'd appreciate you inform me of why you choose to elect this page for deletion on the basis its advertisement. Olowe07 (talk) 14:22, 6 May 2014 (PDT)
Although I may not have said evidence to support it, the final say of the page is in other hands. that deletion request is to start a discussion whether the page is. Once again, feel free to jump on the IRC if you want more of an input on this rather than from me. Ashes (talk) 14:28, 6 May 2014 (PDT)

User Files (not)

"Alright, since the policy on naming when uploading stuff: Files that don't follow this naming scheme may be deleted without warning."

I have uploaded a number of screen captures and such with the intention of use in Templates and articles. I think I have mistakenly applied the User_Mikado282_ prefix in theses case. I think I misunderstood the "deleted without warning" warnings as applying to all uploaded images as opposed to applying only to images meant only for a User page. Is my best action at this point just to move the uploads meant for public use? For example, should I move File:User Mikado282 Badlands 1850.JPG to Badlands 1850.JPG, then track down and update the few pages that link to it? Thanks, for you help. Mikado282 (talk) 19:02, 10 May 2014 (PDT)

If it sees fit you may move them. I would suggest using the move template or double check to see if a move is fit before actually doing a move. But if its just a template for what I believe is the Badlands map/history. I see no issue with it. Ashes (talk) 19:14, 10 May 2014 (PDT)
Thank you again. By "double check to see if a move is fit before actually doing a move", do you mean to submit to consensus or to simple personal due diligence (checking for links or stakeholders)? Looking at Template:Move, that template seems to be used to submit moves requiring or warranting consensus. For most of my uploaded images, I don't think anyone gives a rat's pootis about me moving any of them, and I think in those cases, the move template would be an unjustified annoyance; but I will use the template when it looks appropriate. Speaking of Template:Move, I think that page is missing statements of Why to use it instead of the "move" tab, When to use it instead of the "move" tab, and What happens differently when you use it instead of the the "move" tab. Mikado282 (talk) 21:04, 10 May 2014 (PDT)
The move is just to request really, (And to help with discussions if needed) but since its just a small image for template, you can just move it without the template. As for anything missing on the documentation about it, you'll have to talk to one of the staff members. Ashes (talk) 21:46, 10 May 2014 (PDT)

Subst:welcome on the userpage mistake

Sorry, my bad :|. I added to his discussion page now. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:48, 24 May 2014 (PDT)

Gotta watch that. Ashes (talk) 12:50, 24 May 2014 (PDT)
Alrighto. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:54, 24 May 2014 (PDT)

Builders's Blueprint TheKingOfSeafood trivia

I think he followed the trivia that Birdcage has. Should this be removed or keep it? If is to keep, the Swagmann Swatter should be noted as well, because it's colored as black. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:42, 27 May 2014 (PDT)

Although similar, it is different in a case. Since it is yellow, (Which is not a default color). He was pointing out an inconsistency with the team colors on the main menu which isn't trivia. However if you see fit that the bird cage one does not belong go ahead and remove it. I have no issue with it either way. As for the Swagman's don't add. Ashes (talk) 12:46, 27 May 2014 (PDT)
I guess it's best just to remove the birdcage trivia, as you said not to add the Swagmann black color on the character portrait on the main menu. Going to do that now. Gabrielwoj (talk) 12:48, 27 May 2014 (PDT)

MVM Template Tables

I see you are undoing my edits on the mvm template pages. If you go into a mvm mission, such as Empire, you can see that there isn't any Major League Scouts in Wave 5. The pop file may be wrong, but I have been playing tons of mvm lately and these pages need to be updated and fixed. So, if you don't believe me, go play some mvm missions and see that my edits are correct. Mr. L (talk) 15:12, 31 May 2014 (PDT)

Strange... cause the mvm waves run off these official pop files in the game files. As for the icon changes, Valve may have renamed and switched the icons. Double checking ingame may be needed but I would require screenshots of every single wave (Which I don't have time to play every single wave of every mission) Ashes (talk) 15:55, 31 May 2014 (PDT)
I can provide some screenshots I guess, but you can watch YouTube Videos of earlier mvm games where the killfeed says "Giant Rapid Fire Soldier" and the robots themselves mimic the behavior of the Giant Rapid Fire Soldier. Also sorry for the weapons/robots thingy. Mr. L (talk) 19:05, 31 May 2014 (PDT)
I don't really care about the killfeed. I just want the icons for every wave. That's all i'm after. Ashes (talk) 19:06, 31 May 2014 (PDT)
If you need screenshots of every wave, there's a console command that allows you to jump to any wave of any mission. "tf_mvm_jump_to_wave" and then put the number, so "tf_mvm_jump_to_wave 4" will jump to wave 4 of that mission. However, the command is flagged as a cheat. Just a heads-up. Litnin200 (talk) 23:29, 5 July 2014 (PDT)
I'm aware of that command, but thanks anyways. Ashes (talk) 23:30, 5 July 2014 (PDT)


Thanks for fixing the categories for me. I'm not really good on the categories (because I don't know if, for example, GUI Images/ja existed, so I was unsure what to write). Thanks again, though. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 21:18, 13 June 2014 (PDT)


I'm having some trouble uploading a picture to my profile. I need help please. I'm new here. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gsilverleaf (talk) • (contribs)

Assuming no one else helped you, There are some guidelines on image uploads on the welcome message iirc. So try that? Ashes (talk) 23:04, 22 June 2014 (PDT)


Sure thing Ashes, thanks for the notification! Metroid7 (talk) 14:01, 3 July 2014 (PDT)

MVM Pop Files

I understand you know where to find the pop files for the MvM missions. I was wondering if you could tell me how to reach them. I'd like to look at them myself so that I know exactly what happens in each mission. Litnin200 (talk) 23:25, 5 July 2014 (PDT)

I'll have to double check the pathing. I'll let you know later. Ashes (talk) 23:12, 6 July 2014 (PDT)
It's okay. I figured out why I couldn't find it. I was using an older version of GCFScape that couldn't read the current VPKs. But after I updated GCFScape, I found them. But thanks anyway! Litnin200 (talk) 13:02, 10 July 2014 (PDT)

Edit on the facts page

Hey man, So about my edit on the facts page. I didn't mean to type TF2 it was meant to be classic. Second of all, I can't remember were I heard this but it was defiantly on a video. So I guess that fact can be discounted after all! But I would like to ask something of you. I have wanted to become involved in the TF2 wiki community for some while now, but I just can't seem to find anything to correct or edit, because everything is so neat and finished, there's nothing to edit. So I was wondering if you could pass on some advise on how to start out here! Any help is very much appreciated :)

Dubstowel (talk) 04:19, 12 July 2014 (PDT)

I guess I could leave a welcome message on your talk page, its a good start. You could also try the Tasks page for anything useful. Ashes (talk) 11:22, 12 July 2014 (PDT)


Just coming here for thanking you for the fixes, I didn't even know that this existed. I thought all languages didn't had the classes translated (with the exception of languages with special characters [Japanese, Korean, Chinese...]). User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 18:47, 15 July 2014 (PDT)

No problem, what i'm using is something that pulls from the dictionary, i've looked through and most are just using the english name atm. Until I can confirm things i may be able to get em translated. Ashes (talk) 18:48, 15 July 2014 (PDT)

Screw you

ThePwningNinja (talk) 13:00, 19 July 2014 (PDT)TPN

Well that isn't very nice. Ashes (talk) 13:02, 19 July 2014 (PDT)

Undoing the edit on the Talk:Main Page

Hey I know you wrote you normally don't do this in your summary and I know you only had good intentions, but please don't just undo edits on talk pages.
Especially when you don't talk to the person after, now you just deleted his questions, leaving it unanswered, so I'm afraid he will ask again on any other random talk page here. User SackZement signature.gifSackZement <Talk> 03:40, 16 August 2014 (PDT)

I had good intentions yes as if you read the little warning about the Talk about "Main page" it is not for general TF2 questions, It wouldn't have belonged there in the first place. Ashes (talk) 18:46, 16 August 2014 (PDT)
I just don't want other people to follow your example and begin removing stuff from talk pages; they might do it with less obviously missplaced posts. User SackZement signature.gifSackZement <Talk> 01:18, 17 August 2014 (PDT)
I'm aware, but that one was quite an obvious one. I understand what you're getting at anyways. (If i didn't someone else I know would have done it anyways). Ashes (talk) 01:21, 17 August 2014 (PDT)

Info/ help ?

Hello Ashes, as you may or may not know, I'm a fairly new member of th wiki and I've already edited here and there, mainly on the characters' pages (from scout to spy), added missing info there too. However, I couldn't help but notice you have made an insane amount of edits and pages created. I just wanted to know how you do it and how do you know where/ what to edit (I've seen the help pages but I think you be a better help) for I want to be as involved as you (or try at least). I forgot that I'm a french translator (and maybe I'll work on the spanish wiki as well) but I would like to do things on the english version of the wiki as well and that's why I would like your help.

I've already went on the IRC to ask a couple questions. I think you were there too if I remember correctly. I'll try to get to know more people with it, with time.

Feel free to visit my user page if you want but you won't find anything really interesting, hehe.

Well, thanks in advance for your reply.

Tenacious TacoTenacious Taco 16:57, 5 September 2014 (PDT)

Ello, Well for starters, I'd suggest trying this page: Tasks page. Its a good place to start. As for knowing what to edit, its just knowing what was updated, when it was updated, etc. It also pays to know when pages are outdated, so you always have something to do.

Also if you're a french translator I would suggest staying on the side you're most native to. So french, you stay on the french side, etc. Help pages are still a good resource.

If you still need help, just hop on the IRC as i tend to be on there, just ping me. Otherwise, message me here, I'll gladly help as much as I can! Ashes (talk) 20:59, 5 September 2014 (PDT)

Ok, will do. Thanks again.

Tenacious TacoTenacious Taco 21:53, 5 September 2014 (PDT)

Unusual Taunts

Hi :) I saw you commented on a discussion on Unusual Effects and not having any dedicated to doing them in a decent quality - well, I can do them if you have a certain way for me to do them? :D Currently the Unusual page doesn't say anything about the names of the different effects, and it's been a while, so I want to help get it up :D Thanks! -- CoreDude98 (talk) 20:47, 13 November 2014 (PST)

I'm not quite sure exactly for format/position for unusual taunts. its better you make several poses using the taunts and put them into a discussion and see what would seem fit. Get more input before putting them on the page. Ashes (talk) 20:56, 13 November 2014 (PST)
Ok thanks Ashes :) I'll have to figure out someway to do that then. Maybe in SFM? I'm also still working on the properly formatted screenshots of the new Unusuals from Scream Fortress VI :P Thanks man :D -- CoreDude98 (talk) 20:58, 13 November 2014 (PST)
We prefer HLMV/Hammer over SFM. Lighting and other things are shown better in HLMV. Not to mention, all the images are done in HLMV so its better to keep it consistent. Ashes (talk) 20:59, 13 November 2014 (PST)
Alright, I'll try it with Hammer I guess. It's just I've never used it much before. Anyway, I'll have a try :) -- CoreDude98 (talk) 21:03, 13 November 2014 (PST)

Windows dedicated server page on TF2 wiki

Dear Ashes!

I saw history of Windows dedicated server wiki page and i saw a Vojmar's addition which is pretty helpful.

I think you can leave it here. I decompiled some executables to sourcecode and i saw it can't harm computer!

Windows dedicated server page

Thanks :D The preceding unsigned comment was added by Deluxe? (talk) • (contribs)

Although some may find it "helpful", it was previously removed by a staff member already as it was an unofficial method and it was blatant advertisement. Hence why we've been removing it. Ashes (talk) 05:42, 17 November 2014 (PST)
ok maybe you're right but although it helps peoples with server setup so it can stay here Deluxe? (talk) 05:47, 17 November 2014 (PST)
Unless it gets approval from the staff member that removed it, i doubt it will stay. Ashes (talk) 05:48, 17 November 2014 (PST)

You undid my trivia

It seemed interesting, should i put it under notes or something? Or on the expiration date page? ScottishDrunkard (talk) 14:21, 27 December 2014 (PST)

I wouldn't really find it noteworthy to begin with... as most videos, sure a hat may make an appearance but its just a hat... why point it out if its ingame and people who play the game literally know what the hat is. So yeah, I don't find it necessary Ashes (talk) 14:24, 27 December 2014 (PST)
Yeah... Its been quite an off day for me :( I got ill from eating to much turkey, I should probably take a break from the TF2 Wiki and stick to what I di best on this wiki, making new pages as a placeholder for more expirienced people to fill in (e.g. Mannpower ) Goodnight mate. ScottishDrunkard (talk) 15:08, 27 December 2014 (PST)

Question about Wiki's Achievements.

Hello there !
So, I have a question about the Wiki's Achievement: I'm a French translator of this Wiki (I'm working in the English and Italian pages: English into French, and French into Italian). I saw there's some Wiki achivements, so there's my question: is the achievement "Parlez-vous Français ?" (Oh, my native language !) will be gaved to me when I'll have a specific number of translations in the wiki ? And how many approximately ?
Thank you very much for your future answer.
Friendly. Scher2o Killicon rocket launcher.png 13:20, 1 January 2015 (PST)

Well its given by other community members. If they believe you are working hard on translations and the quality is good, then they can award you it. There is not set number really. Ashes (talk) 15:22, 1 January 2015 (PST)

Grenade Launcher Projectile Dependent On Viewmodel

If the fact that projectiles come out from the right deserves to be mentioned, I don't see why stating that they come out from the left when using flipped viewmodels would be unnecessary. That's not something a new player would know about projectiles. Also, it certainly affects gameplay enough to be in the main section instead of trivia. Green5 (talk) 06:25, 2 January 2015 (PST)

Yes however, I've talked to Omolong as removed the "flipped view models" on the rocket launcher as well. His reasoning is almost similar to this case. If you have any concerns talk to him as well. Ashes (talk) 09:09, 2 January 2015 (PST)
I have a solution we can both agree with. Do we have a page with game options/settings? If we do, we add this interesting missle/grenade trivia under the Flipped Viewmodel section of the options. ScottishDrunkard (talk) 09:22, 2 January 2015 (PST)

Nostromo Napalmer / Panic Attack crafting bug

(^__^) I see. Tiz quite impossible to believe )))) Please just check these discussions - - - - - Thank you. GreateDane (talk) 23:54, 11 January 2015 (PST)

Yes yes I am aware, however i don't believe we have come to a consensus about it yet. Thats why i removed it. After some review looks like it has, so feel free to add it back. Just word it properly. Ashes (talk) 06:59, 12 January 2015 (PST)

Asking for help on a new Wiki project.

Hi. I'm making a new project called the Game Difficulty Wiki. It's a wiki about quantifying the difficulty of video games using concise systems. It's still very much a work-in-progress, so I'm looking for some users to help out so I'm not the only working member.

I know you a lot of work on the TF2 wiki, which is why it would be nice of you to help out with constructing the Wiki and give friendly advice. It can be found at this link, and my username is Lone Scoot on there.

I just wanted to know what you think about it. Thanks,

--Samuel Enthers 22:05, 14 January 2015 (PST)

Ahh yes, this project. I remember seeing this on Darkid's and Mousse's talk page. It seems a bit interesting however before I actually commit to said project, Perhaps some more details would be required.

As for the supposed assigned roles, I can start out with just basic editing and criticism and feedback. Any large work loads spanning multiple pages, well I am User:AshBOT for a reason. Ashes (talk) 22:18, 14 January 2015 (PST)

I haven't drawn up an introduction yet, though I mostly need a good content base before I can start attracting users to do whatever they want. That means I need some people to create game articles and refine them as I create the style guides and doc pages.
The editing meta? I'm predicting it will reward large content edits more than it will tinier ones, because I'm setting up incentives for good edits to users in the form of contribution credits (atypical, effective) and eventually a badge system (typical, effective). Plus wiki magic will run its course and fix any mistaks that occur.
I have a good article example with Team Fortress 2 on the Wiki (there's a link on the main page). It would be helpful if you knew anybody that's a good writer that doesn't mind making large edits. The wiki isn't exclusive to anybody, so really anybody can sign up.
There's also a bit of reading involved with the guidelines. Not too much. Probably less than you spent total reading on any other wiki. Docs:Definitions (also on main page) is the most useful page right now, but I need to work on the rest.
Everybody I asked said it was a good idea. If it is, I do need some help. Thanks for the interest. --Samuel Enthers 06:24, 15 January 2015 (PST)
I see well, I can help as much as i can. Most i can do is edits and general feedback and criticism. As for writers i doubt i know any.

Ashes (talk) 11:11, 15 January 2015 (PST)

Regarding my IRC message and Slender Fortress Page

I was looking for someone else that worked on the slender fortress wiki because I was the only one in a long time to actually do any work on it. As for the format, if you can develop a format and post it on my talk, I'll be more than glad to put it and the data that I added that was removed because it was "Unofficial".

Miro_k (the Croc) (talk) 06:38, 16 February 2015 (PST), Thanks for responding to my IRC.

Regarding one edit with the Rancho Relaxo The preceding unsigned comment was added by IPod (talk) • (contribs)

Aside from that, some personal testing will be required. I'll be doing some tests later. Ashes (talk) 19:00, 28 February 2015 (PST)

Pistol Trivia

I was gonna see if my edit was still there, I tolerate it's not, but then I saw this new trivia thing, I wonder if I could put that on the trivia wall of shame, made me crack up completely, the funniest thing for me though is that it was done by my classmate LawrenceHellsing (talk) 00:46, 11 March 2015 (PDT)

IF it follows guidelines regarding trivia and its THAT bad to the majority then yeah it can go up. Although i will add.... if its done by someone you happen to know personally then its not really a thing to add, more less you're trying to get attention. Ashes (talk) 07:04, 11 March 2015 (PDT)

Did I do something wrong?

I saw that you sent me a message about "Show Preview". I did already know about it so I wonder if I did something wrong. I haven't written here before so I appreciate your help. --Evayo (talk) 01:07, 9 April 2015 (PDT)

Your edits on the Panic Attack/sv, You were doing multiple edits over a period of time in which all of those edits could have been condensed into 1 edit. That's why i posted on your page. Ashes (talk) 07:35, 9 April 2015 (PDT)
Oh, okay. Thanks for the help! I will probably do better now, and contribute more to the wiki soon. --Evayo (talk) 09:01, 9 April 2015 (PDT)

Duck quacks for deletion

This morning I saw your IRC with LordKelvin about the duck quacks marked for deletion. You said they aren't being used (in-game?). Are those waves the ones used for the Duck Journal noise maker? I find that the Duck Journal still works as a noisemaker in-game. If those are the waves for the Duck Journal, I could add the Noisemaker table to either Noisemaker or Duck Journal. Mikado282 (talk) 05:54, 22 April 2015 (PDT)

By unused, i meant on the wiki. But yes, if they are used via a noisemaker of some sorts, then we should incorporate it on a page or template then remove the deletion. I'll categorize the .wavs myself. Ashes (talk) 06:57, 22 April 2015 (PDT)
While the Duck Journal had multiple roles and functions, one function that is still active is the Noisemaker function. It's anti-spamming restriction is different than that of the holiday restricted Noisemakers; it is continually available, but has a cool-down between uses. My first inkling would be to add a Duck Journal section for it in Noisemaker and add links between that and Duck Journal. But some may think that section should belong in Duck Journal because its form is different from the other noise makers and because it can be seen on the model. Mikado282 (talk) 16:41, 22 April 2015 (PDT)
Rethinking the first inkling ... the Duck Journal is a item in its own right. The table for the Duck Journal's noisemaker function should go in the Duck Journal article. Mikado282 (talk) 19:42, 22 April 2015 (PDT)


Isn't a fact. ~Tark 18:42, 21 May 2015 (PDT)

Uhmm wut? Ashes (talk) 18:43, 21 May 2015 (PDT)

Tournament Medals thingy

Hey, how is the project of making a page for Tournament Medals all in one? Have been quite a while I haven't heard any news about it. I just want to know about it. If that project was scrapped, then I should (or someone else) make pictures for the medals, which are lot are missing. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 22:08, 9 June 2015 (PDT)

Omolong had found the files for all the medals however we're very unsure on where to proceed from there. I would just say stick with the current procedures until we come up with an actual method. Most suggestions were to make separate pages for the tournament itself and link the medals. Others were to just keep it as it is etc. Since Omolong is on break we'll need to discuss this later. Perhaps bring it up on the IRC again if you'd like. Ashes (talk) 05:21, 10 June 2015 (PDT)

Custom Maps

On the custom map template, a lot of the articles were deleted due to being empty stubs. Is there more to their deletion? If they were deleted because they were empty and not being worked on, I could rebuild them to actually have content. What do you think? --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 18:58, 13 June 2015 (PDT)

Don't need the nav on here. Make note of the deletion notes. If it was deleted with 0 content you could remake them if you want to, If they deleted as its not a notable map/not popular enough, get rid of them off the nav. Ashes (talk) 19:03, 13 June 2015 (PDT)
KK. I'll do them when I'm done hunting and fixing every. Single. STUB. :3 --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 19:18, 13 June 2015 (PDT)

Videos on Custom maps

The video I had on Trainsawlaser was an overview made by the map's creator Crash. I never planned on adding videos on every single custom map article that I'm working on, but I see where you're coming from. Would the video still be bad because of the abuse? --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 16:22, 23 June 2015 (PDT)

screenshot thing

hey im sorry for messing up the screenshot. i thought it would add it to the page but it made an entire new page, and I paniced and d idn't know how to take it down. sorry.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Willbanks (talk) • (contribs)

New Page Reply

Sorry, I't's just I wanted to crank otu the page faster. I will try to go fix it now. Jboby1 (talk) 18:29, 1 July 2015 (PDT)


Tarkchievement Awarded by Reason
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Potato Fan
Potato lover.

Tark Wikichievement unlocked!
Grass grows, birds fly, sun shines and bruddah, I love potatoes.

Pão de batata. — The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 12:40, 2 July 2015 (PDT)

When you get the chance

Could you help me with removing the red links from the tables? Also, I don't have any estimates for the item rates from unboxing, so is it cool if I have it all set to 6.67%. Thanks man. --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 19:07, 13 July 2015 (PDT)

I'll fix the red links once the table is posted. Ashes (talk) 19:16, 13 July 2015 (PDT)


Wikichievement Awarded by Reason
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The Trivial Inquisition
Carefully moderate new trivia additions based on the value they add to the article.

Tark Wikichievement unlocked!
For taking over Recent Changes. A lot of "undos" about trivia, "not trivia", "not relevant", "tark is my master"... something like this. Keep up the gud work Ashi.

Ps: I want my potato achievement on your user page... NOW! <!- whatever lol -->— The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 23:43, 25 July 2015 (PDT)

Gun Mettle updated page?

Can you please look at this page? I have tried to put cosmetics and tools, but without «Patch 2» addition. I don't know is this right or wrong, heh. May I know your opinion? Pepsone (talk) 12:29, 29 August 2015 (PDT)

Looks good, add in bold text, "Added in a second patch <x date>" or something along those lines. Ashes (talk) 17:13, 29 August 2015 (PDT)

Thank you.

Hey there. Thanks for helping categorize my images and screenshots. HyperDan2000 (talk) 18:26, 3 October 2015 (PDT)

No problem. Ashes (talk) 18:35, 3 October 2015 (PDT)

Dutch Category translation

Hey, just a quick heads-up that i finished your category translations, at least the list you gave me. If you want anything else done, post it on my talk. Have a nice day.

--CaptainCookieCrunch! (talk) 16:07, 7 November 2015 (PST)

Danke good sir. Ashes (talk) 16:20, 7 November 2015 (PST)


You have been randomly selected as the winner of a free loadout poster!

Please reply with a preferred loadout (optional: First and last name, address, SSN, Credit Card details) and you will receive the poster within the week (and possibly $100,000,000 USD)!

This is not a scam.

Lots of love, your local Nigerian Prince

Victory (talk) 13:09, 22 December 2015 (PST)

Uhmmm what.

Ashes (talk) 13:14, 22 December 2015 (PST)

I'm non-suspiciously offering you a loadout pic, if you'd like one.

Victory (talk) 03:30, 23 December 2015 (PST)

I don't know why I thought it would be funny to word it like a nigerian prince email but whatever

Victory (talk) 03:31, 23 December 2015 (PST)

My nomination and your review of my contributions

Hello, Ashes

I would like to thank that you have taken time to comment on my nomination for possibly earning the Wiki Cap. I would like to ask you a question concerning your one section of your review, since to some extent it is a bit unclear to me wherher it is positive or negative. Does the phrase on the second sentence ´´Keeping it up to date... the quality is what the kicker is´´ imply that the quality of my translations are poor or good? I would like to stress that my intention is not to be hostile or angry at; I am simply curious to hear your opinion on the matter to avoid misinterpreting your message.

Jew (talk) 12:59, 27 December 2015 (PST)

Good day, My comment is actually on the neutral side. Nether positive nor negative. I'm merely commenting on your work thus far from what I see. When I say "The quality is what the kicker is". Eventually when you move up in the queue, the quality of your work will be evaluated. You may have the quantity of translation, but the quality is what needs to be checked as well. Again it is still very early in the nomination queue. I am not implying the translations are good nor bad. Its just a side note that quantity is not always the thing required. Ashes (talk) 13:03, 27 December 2015 (PST)

Thank you for your extremely quick reply. I actually should have pointed your neutrality in the comment, for which I actually want to apologise; I should have been a bit more clear with that. However your answer clarifies the matter quite a bit, since at first I thought you meant that you had actually checked the quality of my translations and concluded that I had done a lot of work so far but the quality was poor; for all I know it actually is, but it is up to you to decide. A quick question about the evaluation queue: how long does it take to hear the result of whether you get the cap?

Jew (talk) 13:17, 27 December 2015 (PST)

no worries. As for evaluation queue, hard to say. Depends on the staff really. Ashes (talk) 13:22, 27 December 2015 (PST)


Hey Ashes sorry about all that i just really want the wiki cap but know that ive been editing and all that i kinda like it. So yeah i was just wondering on if you could give me a few tips coz' like ive read them. The guidelines, editing tutorials, all that but i just dont seem to get it. Could you help me out?

P.s: what do i have to do to get the wiki cap? just wondering The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maxorro10 (talk) • (contribs)

Well to start off, keep conversations on 1 talk page, not stretch them out to different pages.

2. Few tips, I can barely say as it varies on what you prefer editing. Again the guidelines help and all but there are other resources like the Tasks page here. Other pages may help but thats all I can REALLY say....

Ashes (talk) 14:37, 29 December 2015 (PST)

But the Images im posting there good arent they like nothing bad about them right? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maxorro10 (talk) • (contribs)

Please remember to sign using ~~~~

The images you are posting you are using them for your user page which need to be tagged appropriately. Also you're using .jpg images which generally we don't use. We use .png as its easier to compress without losing quality. The main point I'm making here is, the current edits you're doing mainly the pages I've pointed out already, won't cut it. Simple as that. Ashes (talk) 15:05, 29 December 2015 (PST)

Well then if im posting them on my user page does that mean no one can see them? like how do i post them so its like somewhere where other images are not just on my user page. And im looking at the links you sent to me ive read them and still no help. I just dont understand. And yes i am a new userMaxorro10 (talk) 04:23, 30 December 2015 (PST)

Anyone can see your user page. Its mainly that your images have been used for your user page only and they don't fit anywhere else. I really don't understand where you are going here. Ashes (talk) 05:31, 30 December 2015 (PST)

I sorta borrowed your user profile and edited it for mine

Your profile itself wasn't impacted, only copied. I put credits for the layout/style on my own page. If you want me to remove it, let me know at My talk page. Thank you. Tanner (talk) 14:55, 1 January 2016 (PST)

I don't mind. Its fine really. Ashes (talk) 21:29, 1 January 2016 (PST)

Custom Weapons 2

Hey, did LordKelvin decide if the Custom Weapons 2 page was gonna be deleted or not, because some random user removed the deletion notice. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 08:13, 14 February 2016 (PST)

not that i recall no.. Let me check Ashes (talk) 17:17, 15 February 2016 (PST)

Robot crit icons

I coded these a while ago, could you implement them? They should only need doing in Category:Mann_vs._Machine_mission and the diffs should look like [3]. Darkid (Talk | Contribs) 14:09, 15 March 2016 (PDT)

Yeah sure, once i get home I'll figure it out. Ashes (talk) 14:42, 15 March 2016 (PDT)
Is Gewd. Ashes (talk) 06:53, 21 March 2016 (PDT)

FOOL! We're running out of time!

If you can help out, I would greatly appreciate it. It may be too late to do a Vagineer page, but we can still do the Golden Gibus and update page. If you know how to use HLMV, I need the models wearing the Golden Gibus using this [4]. Also, any ideas for patchnote gags, post them here. We also need a fake update page notice, or someplace funny as a redirect. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 21:37, 15 March 2016 (PDT)

Most i can do is help with the pages, I ain't that good with all the fancy stuff. Ashes (talk) 23:21, 15 March 2016 (PDT)
I guess this year we'll just have to have a fake update page and put the rest off till next year. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 10:49, 21 March 2016 (PDT)
Yeah, we didn't have a lot contributors this year for it so its not as big as we hoped. Plus I've been busy with work. Ashes (talk) 11:06, 21 March 2016 (PDT)

MvM Mission spawn side

I saw you did robot spawn count in the Mann Up mission, is it possible to add the bot spawn side in the table? (Like one map that have 2 spawns side) User Hinaomi Hinaomi-sig.png Rikka Takanashi (talk) • (contributions) 18:21, 24 May 2016 (PDT)

It varies on the .pop file. If it lists it, its possible. Not sure if i can without breaking the template. Ashes (talk) 19:22, 24 May 2016 (PDT)


You said it is wrong using external links that I have used many times before (without viruses or bugs) can you please explain what I did wrong with the Halloween Spells. I linked a helpful video on all of the spells. You removed it, please explain. Razepro2 (talk) 18:19, 8 June 2016 (PDT)

Because it's advertising. You should look at the revert reason before asking for reason. User Hinaomi Hinaomi-sig.png Rikka Takanashi (talk) • (contributions) 18:46, 8 June 2016 (PDT)

What's the matter? You freaking stupid?

You marked a couple of files (1 2) for deletion but they were actually uploaded to fill a {{needimage}} request... Darkid « TalkContribs » 20:33, 3 July 2016 (PDT)

I marked that awhile ago. Probably got used after i marked it. Ashes (talk) 23:41, 3 July 2016 (PDT)
I was the one who 'used' it. My point is that the files were clearly uploaded for a page, and the page has a needimage on it... so what I'm asking is for you to not blindly mark unused pages, instead, try to find a use for them. Darkid « TalkContribs » 09:08, 4 July 2016 (PDT)
Otay~ Ashes (talk) 09:24, 4 July 2016 (PDT)


RADIST | T | C 22:54, 31 July 2016 (PDT)

Don'r forget about me. I got promoted too. ;_; --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 23:05, 31 July 2016 (PDT)
Who? — The preceding assigned comment was added by Tark {Finish Him!Contribs} 06:37, 1 August 2016 (PDT)

Removed Content

The reason the category doesn't fall under Beta and Unused Content is because Removed Content is neither of those things. If it was beta, then that means it's a work in progress. Real unusued content is stuff like the Repair Node. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 13:31, 1 August 2016 (PDT)

In my logic, I only put it under "unused" is because it was removed so its no longer used. I only put it there as a temp. Category until I can find a suitable one. Ashes (talk) 13:35, 1 August 2016 (PDT)
I say it's better to make a more suitable one instead of putting it in one that doesn't belong. Maybe somekind of development category that Beta and Unused, and Removed can go into.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dr. Scaphandre (talk) • (contribs)

How to create a file

Hello,Ashes.I just wanna ask that how and where to create a file to upload images for my userfile?thxLouis1214 (talk) 23:01, 15 August 2016 (PDT)

You want to upload a user image? Assuming you have the file already, on the left hand side under "Tools" is "Upload file". Just click on that, select the file you want to upload and make sure you follow the user image guidelines that is noted on the page. If you have further questions, Feel free to post here or bug me on the IRC when I'm online. Ashes (talk) 05:24, 16 August 2016 (PDT)
Yes, thanksLouis1214 (talk) 22:05, 16 August 2016 (PDT)
But I don't know where is your IRC...Louis1214 (talk) 22:07, 16 August 2016 (PDT)
Can I add you on Steam or something? To chat on Steam?Louis1214 (talk) 22:09, 16 August 2016 (PDT)

Message from Lagg:

Due to how long reviews are taking for Jew, ClockworkSpirit, and myself, we wants you to PM your review for him to be used as a proxy to move the voting process along. Contact him for details. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 19:54, 29 August 2016 (PDT)

Hey dude.

How it has been? I would like to know if there's something missing on this Wiki since I've "disappeared", other than the 3D image for the Prinny Machete. K, thanks. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 16:13, 6 September 2016 (PDT)

Oh my god you're alive! I thought the gnomes got you. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 16:37, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
Me? Well, kinda. I've since moved to Overwatch, so. I just feel like doing other things here because it has been a while I've done them. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 19:42, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
Tarko's missed ya. So much has changed since you left, such as I've become a mod. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 19:51, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
I don't think Tark missed him as they're communicating via Steam :) — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 05:49, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
Yes. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 17:37, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
Oh hey, you're still alive. what's up? Ashes (talk) 17:55, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
I'm good. User Gabrielwoj Signature 1.pngUser Gabrielwoj Signature 2.png - User Gabrielwoj Signature 3.png 07:33, 8 September 2016 (PDT)
Coo, as for missing stuff I haven't been keeping track. But I do now have a gold name :o Ashes (talk) 11:54, 8 September 2016 (PDT)

Hello, im new here and i already started editing something that can be to hard for me. need a little help.

Hey i wanted to edit some of Cosmetics which you can get from Unlocked Cosmetic Crates (its like 3 months since that crates was added btw), simply thing (thats what i was thinking)- i wanted to add strange quality and also add Unlocked Cosmetic Crate into Availability of them. I talked a little with Nikno before but he said that you may know more about "availability technical stuff". I started with adding ['keyless-crate'] = function() return '' .. item_name('unlocked cosmetic crate') .. '' .. paren('' .. item_name('unique') .. ' ' .. common_string('and') .. ' ' .. item_name('strange') .. '') end, into i thought that will allow me to add Unlocked Cosmetic Crate as item's Availability but i was getting Script error. Next i also tried add 'keyless-crate' parameter in table but also here i was getting same Script error. I also edited and added unlocked cosmetic crate (hoped its missing part), but it also didnt help. Pyotoru (talk) 08:02, 16 October 2016 (PDT)

Care to elaborate a bit more clearly? I don't understand exactly what you're wanting to do. Are you wanting to add the availability for certain items? Ashes (talk) 09:05, 18 October 2016 (PDT)

How to delete a sub page

I was wondering how to manually delete a sub page I accidently created?

Danke, twolfe twolfe (talk) 06:41, 27 October 2016 (PDT)

Friendly title here

Okay it's clear that i'm not welcome here

Every change i make it gets reverted

p.s this is a joke,tho still envious about that im nothing compared to other wiki members

Poot (talk) 11:34, 8 November 2016 (PST)

A friendly suggestion: Review the policy and guidelines of the Wiki to ensure what is a good edit and what is a bad edit, this will likely reduce the likelihood of an edit being reverted. If you have questions about an edit before putting it live, feel free to check with us in the IRC. Always someone in the IRC to assist. Ashes (talk) 11:39, 19 November 2016 (PST)


hey, i want to add quality for the "Swagman's Swatter" (strange quality) but i didn't figure it out.. help ?

TF2Justice (talk) 02:20, 19 November 2016 (PST)

You have to modify the Dictionary template: Template Quad under its appropriate sub section. After that it pushes automatically by WindBOT. Ashes (talk) 11:39, 19 November 2016 (PST)


Hi, im new to this whole wiki editing thing, so sorry if i mess up. i have recently edited the page for the ap-sap and the aperture science hardhat. i added info that i found relative, such as that the original aperture laboratories was in a salt mine, meaning you would need hard hats, and for the ap-sap, that wheatley in portal 2, when he hacked stuff, he used dumb luck or breaking stuff. i recently checked my edits, and i found them gone. Can you explain why this info was completely deleted? Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:36, 3 January 2017 (PST)

Hey there, your edits were removed from both pages as the did not fit the Trivia guidelines we outline. The Ap-Sap part doesn't truly fit in the trivia as it more less describes Wheatley which is better covered on the Portal wiki then on here. As for the hardhat, I did not remove it someone else did. If you view the page history you can see the edit summary and the reasoning. I would highly recommend checking out the Guidelines on your talk page. Ashes (talk) 08:48, 3 January 2017 (PST)
Thank you, I'm glad that I asked you about it. Snappy Guardian (talk) 06:50, 4 January 2017 (PST)
By the way, do you know what I can do to help out around here? I can't seem to find something to improve. Snappy Guardian (talk) 07:35, 4 January 2017 (PST)
Hey there, Depends on what you can do. Do you translate? If so, you can go to the respective translator notice boards and they should have things to do. Another starting point is here: Tasks. Nice and easy. Aside from that, you generally have to find things to do. We are always open for the 3d Weapon models, Weapon demonstrations and class images. Ashes (talk) 07:47, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Hi again, I checked the tasks, but I couldn't find anything that was within my abilities. Do you know if there is something I can do to help other users? Or something in English. I'm sorry if I'm bothering you too much. Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:25, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Generally the english side is pretty much well updated. I'd reccomend going through all the new content that was added and try to improve on it. Also have a look at the projects we have. Weapon Demonstration Project and 3D Models Ashes (talk) 09:09, 4 January 2017 (PST)

I just have one question, how am I supposed to upload the videos to the wiki? I will take it upon me to get some videos though. How long should the videos be? Snappy Guardian (talk) 13:20, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Depends on the video. All videos should be uploaded to youtube and then we a use template to pull it as long as they are public. Videos we commonly use are Weapon demos and all other stuff though we use the Official TF2 Wiki Youtube account for the weapon demos. Ashes (talk) 13:35, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Ok, is it ok if I try to redo the mad milk video? I think I have to show the weapon, the stats, see it in the equipped section, and then use it. Does that sum it up? Oh, and this might seem old news, but congrats on the wiki cap. it looks really cool on the engineer.Snappy Guardian (talk) 13:41, 4 January 2017 (PST)

If you want to redo it, please follow the guidelines on the weapon demonstration project. If it is marked to be redone then you have to reserve it. You have to post on the talk page to reserve it. Also try to condense your edits into one edit. Use Show preview to see it before you finalize. And yes my Wiki Cap i've had for quite some time but thanks :)

Ashes (talk) 13:49, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Ok, it has already been reserved. Seems like everything that's within my ability has been taken. Sorry about bothering you. You're probably pretty busy even without responding to me. Snappy Guardian (talk) 13:57, 4 January 2017 (PST)
no problem, if its already been reserved, you can post to request to attempt it. Karmacharger generally does alot of the demos. Though there are some reservations that are rather old. But post in the talk page of the Weapon demo project of one that is reserved that hasn't been worked on and they can change it. Ashes (talk) 14:26, 4 January 2017 (PST)

Freddy Crougar

Hey there, I noticed that the pocket pyro had a random fact on freddy crougar, I removed it, than realized that it might have been relevent. Can you check it for me? Snappy Guardian (talk) 06:31, 18 January 2017 (PST)

I don't see an issue with it, considering the fact that the description of the Pocket Pyro clearly mentions his name. Ashes (talk) 07:09, 18 January 2017 (PST)

Thanks, just trying to pull my weight around here. Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:00, 18 January 2017 (PST) By the way, do you know how I could... ummm... you know... sort of get nominated for a wiki cap? I don't want to sound like some sort of f2p. Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:45, 18 January 2017 (PST)

Nominations are done by other users who recognize you for your work. You cannot nominate yourself as mentioned on the page. So unless you can make your mark on the wiki, it'll be difficult, that's for sure. Ashes (talk) 08:51, 18 January 2017 (PST)

Ok. Thank you again. Snappy Guardian (talk) 08:59, 18 January 2017 (PST) I mean, I'm not trying to be weird here, but you think that for a new person, I've put... You know... Some good effort in. Maybe. You don't have to respond. Snappy Guardian (talk) 11:43, 18 January 2017 (PST)

Pocket Raiders

Hi again, I added a fact to the trivia of the pocket raiders about the Horus and Isis styles. Can you see if it is relevant or not? Snappy Guardian (talk) 05:39, 19 January 2017 (PST)

I don't see any issues with it. It is factual and provides insight on who they actually are. Again, just follow the trivia guidelines outlined on your talk page as it generally answers your questions of - "Is it relevant or not?", should I even note it? etc. Ashes (talk) 06:58, 19 January 2017 (PST)

Thanks, I just wanted to check with a moderator. Snappy Guardian (talk) 07:48, 19 January 2017 (PST)


I just found out, apparently Terraria has a Engineer helmet in the game! Can you set up a new page? For more info, go to the Terraria wiki. My first big help! Snappy Guardian (talk) 11:55, 19 January 2017 (PST)

You can make it yourself if you want. Search for "Terraria". It will say "You may create the page "Terraria", but consider checking the search results below to see whether it is already covered." Click on "Terraria" (it will be highlighted in RED). Boom, add da info, add pics, git help, be super fly, and follow deez rulz Help:Style guide. Alternative ways of creating a page: Help:Editing#Creating a page.User Twolfe Signature.png || twolfe's page || twolfe's talk page 12:24, 19 January 2017 (PST)
Reminder - we do not make individually for cameo appearances of items. It's more suited as trivia on the item page itself. However most item appearances hardly count as "trivia" cause well really, anyone can just stick it in their game and it gets documented here which is kinda like getting exposure/advertising. Ashes (talk) 13:42, 19 January 2017 (PST)

Ok, I have set up a Terraria page and an Engineer's Hat page. I don't really know what to do next, and I am typing this on my phone. Just search the names I put and you should be there. This makes me think, what other games have stuff like this that we haven't recorded? I'll see what I can find. Oh, and just search the same things for pictures. I'll keep in touch. Snappy Guardian (talk) 13:52, 19 January 2017 (PST)

I've already deleted the pages as they lacked content and didn't warrant a full on page. Again, game devs can literally just stick in a reference here and there just to gain popularity because we're documenting it. I suggest only listing it if its a well known game or was a promotion. Just an FYI, we do have an IRC if you need more assistance. Assuming anyone is alive then. More people to help when I'm not around. Ashes (talk) 13:57, 19 January 2017 (PST)

Underwater engineer strategy

Hi again, just wanted to throw an idea I came up with around. It only works on freight, though. My idea is called the underwater engineer strategy. (hence the title name.) Do you know those river like areas that you can enter on freight? And you know those pipes that only the team of the corresponding team can enter through? Well, my idea was to get a sentry set up at the opposite end of the river, so that when they come down, it will shoot at them, surprising them. I do hope you know what area I am talking about. Oh, and if this hasn't been covered yet, dispensers will keep you alive even when drowning. It probably already has been covered, though. Here, I'll try to get a drawing of the area.

                           l l  
    x                      l l                       0 <-- their entrance

x is the sentry ll is their bridge to the middle point. _ is the river 0 is their pipe

Snappy Guardian (talk) 12:32, 1 February 2017 (PST)

Pretty sure this strat existed since the release of the map of just sticking a sentry underneath. Its nothing new and most likely already covered in the Community Freight Strategy page already. Ashes (talk) 12:39, 1 February 2017 (PST)

Thank you!

Thank you very much for categorizing Fifthcurve images, uploaded by me. I really couldn't find, how to make desired categories for images, and you helped me! Thank you again! CRAFTOROS! Killicon sentry1 unused.png 07:29, 7 June 2017 (PDT)

no problem. :3 Ashes (talk) 07:40, 7 June 2017 (PDT)

Good Call!

Good call on the Sub Zero Suit thingy...(in case you don't remember, I made an edit claiming it as a reference to Samus's Zero Suit which you reverted saying that there was no proof. I checked with the co-creator Square, and you were right. ArguedOyster (talk) 03:08, 11 June 2017 (PDT)

'bout these edits

Original text:

  • It is possible to land in a specific area inside the mountains across the valley by using any of the Demoman's shields and the B.A.S.E. Jumper by activating the B.A.S.E. Jumper and charging across, as seen in this video. This location can be reached by other means as well (such as a Scout with the Atomizer).

You removed:

", as seen in this video. This location can be reached by other means as well (such as a Scout with the Atomizer)."

I can get why you removed the last sentence, but why also the video?

Well, that depends on whether or not the devs intended for Egypt's torches to be environmental damage. Maybe a mention somewhere of "not sure if intended or not." ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 10:34, 28 August 2017 (PDT)

Oh hai,

regarding the edits.

1. Degroot Keep - I mainly removed the video as we really don't want people to read about it then start re-creating it to troll. Kind of like exploits. We can document it briefly but not detail it fully.

2. Mmm hard to say if it was intentional or not. The fact that it was compiled into the map, I think it's safe to assume that it was intentional to take damage from the torches.

Ashes (talk) 10:41, 28 August 2017 (PDT)

1. I'm pretty sure at least one other bug out there has a video/screenshot too. I mean, this particular bug, I think a video is fine because there's almost nothing to gain from doing it, it's just a fun little trick that impresses spectators and gets you killed. Worst case scenario an Atomizer Scout gets there and starts harassing people with the Cleaver, but even then it's gonna take a lot of luck to even hit one enemy a single time.
2. Oh, the damage part was definitely intentional, I meant the part where the damage was classified as environmental rather than something like fire damage, as only the former type hurts Bonked/Ubered players. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 11:30, 28 August 2017 (PDT)
1. It probably does but again, people like to find ways to abuse it. Even the harmless ones. So I generally don't include them.
2. Pretty sure it was intentionally classified as environmental. Again it was compiled in like that so I'm pretty sure its there for a reason.

Ashes (talk) 11:48, 28 August 2017 (PDT)

1. Like, this is the team defence fort two wiki. It's a wiki. We aren't writing out step-by-step instructions to download lmaobox, we're just putting an example video of a harmless glitch. It's even a relatively well known one, even featured by NISLT, and it's almost never used because it's almost useless.
2. Pretty sure you can still make mistakes when compiling. I don't mean a typo either, maybe the creator just forgot that environmental damage for a common map prop is kinda bad because it also hurts supposedly invulnerable players.
Appreciate the reasoning though. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 13:03, 28 August 2017 (PDT)

Attempt to add page marked as "Large spam pages"

Dear Ashes,

I am writing this discussion to you as I do not know who else to contact, and I would prefer to contact people who aren't as high up on the staff roll in order to not be wasting anyone's time. The reason for this conversation is that I have attempted to create the page "Zombie Survival" twice but both attempts have resulted in the "Large spam pages" flag. Could you please review my explanation of the custom gamemode and add it to the wiki or pass it up to someone who is able to add the page under my name? Thank you.


See also: Zombie (Disambiguation)
The official logo of Zombie Survival used in most ZS maps made from 2017 onwards.

Zombie Survival is an unofficial game mode for Team Fortress 2 (not to be confused with Zombie Fortress, Super Zombie Fortress or ZombieMod) that is also sometimes called "Medic VS Engineer". The gamemode has no officially recognised SourceMod plugin, requiring server owners to create and balance the gamemode to their own liking. There are two opposing teams: the Survivors (RED Engineers) and the Zombies (BLU Medics). RED's objective is for at least one survivor to be alive after (usually) 7 minutes. If all Survivors die before the end of the round, the Zombies win. When a Survivor is killed, they are switched to the Zombie team. Zombie Survival was popularised by Muselk, a previous TF2 YouTuber, who made videos on the gamemode that have reached above 4.5k views, as well as hosting his own Zombie Survival server momentarily, which is now defunct.

In Zombie Survival, Survivors lack the ability to build sentries, and Zombies are restricted to melee only, however both teams have access to global perks to help balance the classes. Zombies gain the most perks, including increased speed towards the end of the round and a double jump (of which the second jump's height also increases near the end of the round). Survivors remain mostly vanilla, unless there are two or less of them alive, upon which these Engineers will gain a permanent Buff Banner effect.

During a 30 second setup time, the Survivors are given the opportunity to safely build dispensers and teleporters as barricades or tools for killing (in the case of teleporters) in an area they wish to fortify, without the presence of the Zombies. The Zombies are frozen within their spawn until setup time is over. Survivors can build outside of setup time, however the horde of Zombies can make building difficult.

Special additions

Bonus rounds

Bonus rounds commonly happen on the last round of a map and can have varying effects on Survivors, Zombies or both. Server statistics are usually disabled for the duration of a bonus round, preventing biased data from being saved. Bonuses fall into one of three categories: Silly, Gameplay (makes a significant change to the base game) or Hardcore (makes the game more difficult for one team or both).

Silly Bonuses

  • Curious Feeling: All players are given tiny heads.
  • An internet meme-related bonus round where the destruction of buildings and player death emit sound clips gathered from various popular sources.
  • A bonus round where the waists of the Zombies models are stretched, in order to mimic the visual style of Muselk's Zombie Survival videos.

Gameplay Bonuses

  • A low gravity bonus round.
  • Rancho Reign: One Engineer is designated to be the King, and is given health and metal regeneration, as well as permanent mini-crits. If they die, the Survivors automatically lose.
  • Sentries Allowed: Survivors are now able to build sentries, but they cannot fire, and usually cannot be upgraded.
  • Melee Battle: Survivors are stripped down to their melee weapons as well, but are given guaranteed critical hits so long as they are not being healed by a dispenser.
  • Tick Tock: Round time is reduced from 7 minutes to 4.
  • A bonus round where Zombies can jump more than 2 times in a row.

Hardcore Bonuses

  • A high gravity bonus round. The gravity is high enough so that Medics can only reach the top of a dispenser and be able to stand on it after performing a double jump.
  • Early Outbreak: Zombies are unfrozen immediately.
  • No Dispensers: Survivors can now only build teleporters, yet they get health and metal regeneration to compensate.
  • Hot Potato: If a player on either team stands still during this bonus round, they will rapidly begin to lose health.
  • Terrorist Town: An Engineer is selected to be the Terrorist (suicide bomber), and must blend in with the other Survivors before they explode shortly after the end of setup time.


Medic weapon choice

The Bonesaw, Ubersaw and others

The Medic's Bonesaw is the most used Zombie weapon by both amateurs and experts due to its accessibility and consistent swing speed. It deals the most damage per second of all of the melee weapons, and therefore has the highest change of killing Survivors. This also applies to all the reskins of the Bonesaw. The Ubersaw, on the other hand, does not deal as much damage but is useful because of the taunt associated with it, which can stun and kill Survivors instantly if positioned correctly. The only weapon that is discouraged from use in Zombie Survival is the Vita-Saw, which has no positives since Zombies cannot use any weapon other than melee.

The Amputator

Unlike all the other melee weapons Zombies have at their disposal, the Amputator is a special case in that it is able to heal fellow Zombies within a radius. This saw is extremely useful when accompanied with a horde of Zombies, as the horde can shelter Zombies using the Amputator whilst attacking Survivors and thus continually regenerate their health, making for a partially damage-resistant attack.

External links


Notable Zombie Survival server groups


With regards, Jack5wikia (talk) 22:45, 12 October 2017 (PDT)

Ello there. I've never actually seen that happen before.... Unless there is some limit to how many characters can be added at once but I highly doubt that... I'm assuming you have verified everything right? Ashes (talk) 09:41, 16 October 2017 (PDT)

Just gonna butt in and say that Zombie Survival exists and I edited it a few hours ago. ⇒Leaderboard class spy.png Anyar (talk/contributions/giveaway) 13:14, 16 October 2017 (PDT)

Please delete File:Ys-trail.png

I accidentally uploaded the image with the wrong destination filename, and re-uploaded it with the correct destination filename (File:Stair-trapping_example.png), only to find that I was fully able to rename the image from the beginning, but cannot delete it. Could you please resolve this issue?

You should mark pages with {{delete}} if you want them removed. Darkid « TalkContribs » 23:30, 17 October 2017 (PDT)

Thanks for the help

I didn't directly answered but i appreciate your help about the pictures rules, sorry for the inconvenience. - Thedop (talk) 20:30, 20 April 2018 (UTC +1)

IP block

It seems like something is off with this wiki's autoblocker. Every time I try to edit a page, it says that I am IP blocked because my IP address was recently used by a user named Alobatoss who was apparently blocked today; however, my IP address is not, which is the IP being autoblocked. If I refresh my page, then I am allowed to edit the page; upon submitting my edits though, I'm IP blocked again, which means I must go back and submit my edits again to bypass this annoying autoblocker. Help? LCF119 (talk) 01:57, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Nevermind, it seems that Tark already took care of it. LCF119 (talk) 02:14, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Master of Categories

Ashy, why is Kill icon/tr not in Category:Lists/tr despite it's clearly shown at the end? It's also appearing on Special:UncategorizedPages. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 09:58, 30 June 2018 (UTC)

It doesn't appear on UncategorizedPages... Its working as intended. Since the whole move on the Wiki Server, it's been a lot slower on updating than normal. Takes about 3-4 minutes to update fully. Ashes (talk) 14:52, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Yea, I didn't recognize the page was new. Thought it'd be there for longer, sorry. That time is pretty bad tho. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 17:20, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Can you help me?

Hey, the Alien Swarm Parasite has 2 small bugs. While most of the Alien Swarm Parasites in players' backpacks are Unique and not tradable, vintage and tradable Parasites float around. Vintage ones are few and far between. Tradable unique Parasites are not nearly as rare as vintages ones, but are rarely seen. NeighborhoodPootis (talk) 04:03, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Wiki cap.

Hello, I am a new user to this site, I've heard about the wiki cap a couple times, (And i'm NOT trying to exploit, I heard about it after I joined.) I was wondering, how do I ***get*** one, not how you earn it, but get it in your backpack? I'm extremely sure have not earned it yet, but I was hoping to find out how they get it to you.


TidyMcWidy (talk) 15:42, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

If you were wondering how it is transferred to your backpack, Items that Valve have approved before (Such as ETFL Medals, Donation medals from Blapture etc) are usually delivered by Valve next time they update TF2.

User MrJohnson Signature.png MrJohnson (talk) 16:57, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I grant wiki caps. I use a webpage that looks like this, putting their Steam ID in and it gives back an item ID.
On a technical level, it calls Valve's ITFPromos_440/GrantItem API with a special key that corresponds to the Wiki Cap item. It's limited to a hundred grants in order to prevent us from giving them out willy-nilly, and to avoid a leak of the key causing them to be granted en masse. We've run out twice before and went back to Valve to ask for a new key (good for a hundred more or so) when that happens.
Hope that clears it up~ — Wind 21:45, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Connection between in-game items and TF2 World

Hi, I am new to this wiki and I want to ask: will it be against rules, if I start linking cosmetics/weapons with popular tf2 fanmade characters in Trivia? I think it's important, so users will learn more about tf2 culture and its world, Random Crit (talk) 20:23, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Haven't been around lately but generally anything "fanmade" generally does not fall under Trivia. Trivia is meant for references or information that wasn't known before. If it's fanmade... well now we know beforehand. Ashes (talk) 06:45, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
When this was first posted, I was unsure what was meant. Now I wonder if this is about Community fads. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 01:06, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Is there a way to report pages that are translated using Google Translate ?

I was editing some of the pages on the Chinese wiki and noticed a few pages with weirdly worded or phrased sentences. So, I tried checking if it was translated using Google Translate and sure enough, the Chinese text in those pages are an exact copy of the ones that showed up in Google Translate. All they did was copy the text from the English page and putting it through. The user who made that page openly stated that they use it too. Is there a way to report this ? Kaezle (talk) 09:15, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

I'm not Ashes, though I am a staff member nonetheless, so I figured I'd shed some light on this.
At the moment, we don't have any solid ways of reporting such pages. However, feel free to join the IRC and DM a staff member, and they'll take care of the rest. You can also post the pages here. User Wookipan Golden Strawberry.png Wookipan (talk | contribs) 14:55, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Something about Touhou userbox

Hello there, I am going to ask something about Template:User_Touhou.

My friend and I wonder if its possible to edit color for each userbox while still using the same template. My friend has added one with color, but thats actually not the same template.

Thanks for reading. User Dereko Name.png 05:49, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

It is possible but I'd have to modify the template to allow color swapping. I'll look into it when I get time. (Otherwise someone who's lurking/reading this may get to it) Ashes 06:50, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
So sad my knowledge cant support me to do that for you. But I will learn it once the template be updated. And many thanks to Ashes! User Dereko Name.png 10:00, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

For Honorary Translator

Dear Ashes,

First of all, I like to say thank you for your devotion on korean articles.
Korean Translation Team recently realized that you have been devoted to many of articles including koreans over the last 10 years.
To thank you for your devotion, Korean Team made a decision to award you the Honorary Translator title.
We strongly believe that you were a very dedicated man, and it's a pleasure presenting it.
Will you accept it?

Regards, Joeun (talk) 16:20, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

I don't really translate at all. I do alot of small template work and corrections. Nothing on full blown translations. Ashes 13:58, 7 August 2020 (UTC)