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Is it cool to make foreign articles?

I see a lot of red links on foreign pages when I roll random articles, and it always bothers me. I made a page for the Saxxy award music in Czech, and just added the video and navigation. Not pretending to speak the language or anything. Would that be alright to do, or should I avoid it since I don't actually have information to add? SilverHammer 05:56, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

It's not alright to do, because then the page exists and translators assume that it exists and is fully translated. Translators look for red links and translate this in priority rather than following blue links and seeing if it's fully translated.
tl;dr: Don't do that — Wind 06:09, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I won't, and I should have waited and asked before I made that first one. I don't seem to be able to roll the edit back. I guess I can't un-make a page, huh? SilverHammer 06:13, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
It's alright, I deleted it; next time, simply put {{delete|Some reason to delete}} at the top of the page when you want a page deleted. Also, I highly suggest you join IRCWind 06:15, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, maggosh showed me how to nominate for deletion last night. c: I'll look in to getting on the IRC right away. SilverHammer 06:19, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
No, it's not alright, translators will then assume that-... oh... Wind hijacked my page... OK. Guess I'll go back to my corner --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 08:48, 29 May 2011 (UTC) SilverHammer 08:51, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

KritzKast Images

Sorry for the spelling mistakes, I didn't re-check the files names before posting. -_-
My bad. Nemesis BLU.png DaTa 16:16, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Undone link

Why was this link undone?!_Atomic_Punch&diff=next&oldid=572364&htmldiff=0MEDUNN 05:43, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Because I was awake at 2 in the morning when I had work 7 hours later and I thought it was bad trivia. It's been put back, my apologies. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 13:52, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
That's okay, thank you for the clarification. No need to apologiseMEDUNN 15:50, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

Hope you have a great one! User M-NINJA Signature.png 07:40, 27 June 2011 (PDT)

What this guy said, but with more science. -User RJackson Signature Colon DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.png 07:43, 27 June 2011 (PDT)


Is it cool if I borrow (*cough* steal) your Demoman Eyelander sprite? It's pretty damn awesome. Hojung1996 11:11, 11 July 2011 (PDT)

Go right ahead! They are pretty awesome, aren't they? --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 11:11, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Yeah, they are. Kudos to the guy who made them. Hojung1996 12:32, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Oh, by the way, can you show me how to fix the sprite near the bottom of my user page? It isn't working to well for me. I want to resize it and make the background color different to match my page. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hojung1996 (talk) • (contribs)
I'm going to assume that you want both the white and the black portions transparent? It's just a photoshop job, I'll fix it up for you in a few hours, when I get home --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 13:06, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Alright, I added transparency and fixed up a few things, the thumbnail will fix itself in a little while --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 16:12, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Hey, Firestorm. Thank you so much for fixing the image. Right now it doesn't display correctly, but is that just because of problems that the server is having right now? Hojung1996 20:49, 11 July 2011 (PDT)
Yes, it is. Try it now though, it appears to be fixed. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 06:27, 12 July 2011 (PDT)

Poke poke

Here are your pokes, you know what must be done. --SilverHammer 22:49, 14 July 2011 (PDT)

My User Page

Hey Firestorm, Hojung1996 popping in again. There's this formatting problem on my whole user page, and I don't know how to fix it. :( Could you take a look at the source code in your spare time? Hojung1996 17:03, 16 July 2011 (PDT)

nvm it got fixed  :D Hojung1996 19:04, 16 July 2011 (PDT) (and i got a wikichievement!)

Blap Blep Boop

I'm not sure if these are words but here you go.

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

Violencejr123 Wikichievement unlocked!
Nice userpage partner.

I love your userpage. Violencejr123(talk | contribs) 21:20, 16 July 2011 (PDT)

Appreciated, but I already have that one! :D --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 14:23, 17 July 2011 (PDT)
Seconds wouldn't hurt, I guess. Violencejr123(talk | contribs) 16:42, 17 July 2011 (PDT)

May I use your life cycle sentry gif

May I borrow use your life cycle sentry gif. Violencejr123(talk | contribs) 15:24, 18 July 2011 (PDT)

Yep! --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 16:54, 18 July 2011 (PDT)

Lend me a hand?

Can you tell me why my user boxes are showing up below my pisture thing on my user page? ShadowGlove 08:19, 26 July 2011 (PDT)

nvm I got it ShadowGlove 08:21, 26 July 2011 (PDT)

Jarate Bug

Hey Firestorm, I'm not really sure about where this bug I found should go (or at least I was until that guy removed it), so can you check the Jarate talk page out so this doesn't become some sort of edit war between me and him? Thanks. Hojung1996 09:18, 27 July 2011 (PDT)

If you're referring to the "Kook the Spook" Achievement, I've dealt with it --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 10:57, 27 July 2011 (PDT)

Dear Firestorm...

I do believe that there is a user who has been overlooked for the rewarding of a wiki cap. This user, Violencejr has made over 1000 edits and has been with the wiki for 5 months. During this time, he has done a number of things, including a trading guide for those who are new to it, awarding wikichievements to those who deserve them, and spreading overall happiness. :) Could you please consider him as a possible candidate?

Thank you, Hojung1996 21:11, 2 August 2011 (PDT)

Thank you for your suggestion! We will take it into consideration --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 07:39, 3 August 2011 (PDT)

Well, seeing as you've made countless edits, and you made this in the first place...

Wikichievement Awarded by Reason
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Jack of All Trades
Contribute many quality edits over many different sections of the wiki.

Hojung1996 Wikichievement unlocked!
After over 2000 edits on the wiki in many areas of the wiki, I thought this should go to you. (Plus you're the one who made it in the first place. :P)

Much appreciated! --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 08:45, 4 August 2011 (PDT)

Deletion of a Picture

Hello, I was wondering why you deleted my picture of the Lumbricus Lid Kamikaze. It is not a duplication of the main picture, but if you think it is I guess that's okay. I am still new to this Wiki editing, do you have any tips on uploading pictures and such?

Chuchu 13:11, 12 August 2011 (PDT)Chuchu

Responded on your talk page, Chuchu. --SilverHammer 13:23, 12 August 2011 (PDT)

Sorry about the lack of reply on my part. I've been exorbitantly busy and I commissioned SilverHammer to respond on my behalf. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 16:54, 13 August 2011 (PDT)

Thank you, Firestorm, for the warm fuzzies you left on my talk. :3

Mint-Belgian chocolate macchiato with a dash of cinnamon, precisely 20 degrees, wasn't it? --SilverHammer 11:37, 15 August 2011 (PDT)

I think it was. --SilverHammer 11:38, 15 August 2011 (PDT)

Hhhhhnnnnggggghhhh --SilverHammer 11:41, 15 August 2011 (PDT)

Fug Servers will only be impressed by your WikiCap.

My Darling Firestorm,

I shall add the above statement to our server rules to make sure that no other WikiCap owner (including my fine self) should ever take away the "WOW" factor away from you. xD

Thank you for everything. I've learned much from you and can't begin to thank you for all your help. You are truly a credit to your team and a treasure to our beloved Team Fortress 2 wiki. Love you loads <3 BiBi 14:53, 15 August 2011 (PDT)

Next time you play TF2, let me know and I'll join with you so we can pose as a team because "SHIT JUST GOT REAL!' (And sparkly)
Thank you bunches for your kind words. It warms my firey heart to hear that! Great work, and here's to many fun-filled years ahead, you doughnut-fish! --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 15:09, 15 August 2011 (PDT)


Hi Firestorm, I know I've asked for your advice before, but I may need to bother you again. Before on the Trading article, there was a {cleanup} template that marked the article for general cleanup. I made a lot of edits and then removed it. Can you compare the version before I started editing to the version now and see if it was right to remove the cleanup template?

Thank you,

Hojung1996 22:08, 1 September 2011 (PDT) once again asking for your experience.

Oh god, late reply is late. Sorry, I was super busy with moving and school and stuff. I'll check it tomorrow and get back to you. Thanks! --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 00:59, 5 September 2011 (PDT)
Yep, looks good --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 18:27, 5 September 2011 (PDT)

Wiki Cap

Hello Firestorm, I have a question about this wiki, Do minor edits count towards the wiki cap? Or is it only major posts that apply? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Shiroku (talk) • (contribs)

Please check the Wiki Cap Guidelines for information regarding the Wiki Cap and how it drops --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 01:02, 5 September 2011 (PDT)

Moderator guidelines

This is just a generic message to notify all mods/admins of the finally-in-writing moderator guidelines. If you don't agree with any of the guidelines, or just have questions, feel free to let me know on my talk page or in IRC. Cheers. -- Pilk (talk) 06:31, 24 September 2011 (PDT)

Quote Descriptions

Terribly sorry about the recent slew of descriptions. I only added them because I noticed several other quotes on the site had such descriptions, so I decided to add descriptions to the ones that had none. I figured it was part of a wiki-wide running gag.--Omny87 21:38, 25 October 2011 (PDT)

Replied on your talk page, welcome to the Wiki! --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 21:38, 25 October 2011 (PDT)

You failed

User SackZement signature.gifSackZement <Talk> 11:54, 14 November 2011 (PST)

Aww fiddlesticks, I was hoping nobody saw that. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 19:34, 14 November 2011 (PST)

Balloon Race revision reasons

I am sorry about keeping the article up, but the reason I created this article was that Balloon race is actually a pretty popular mod. I felt it really should have its own page due to its popularity. I think that having information on it can really help people who do this mod. So yeah, that is why I don't think it should be deleted. The preceding unsigned comment was added by JoblessScout (talk) • (contribs) 21:23, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

One thing to note is that it is a map, not a mod. The difference is very important in this. We are considering keeping a Balloon Race map page, I will keep you posted. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 13:30, 11 December 2011 (PST)

Hello, Firestorm!

Welcome to the Team Fortress 2 Official Wiki!

You already know everything that there is to know about Wiki Editing. So keep up the fantastic work and you'll get your Wiki Cape soon.

Once again, welcome to the Team Fortress 2 Wiki!

--Not Firestorm

Google Translator

Hi Firestorm, I found a guy who use google translator (Kgungh34). Even he was warned before, he still use. So I think he need to ban. But, I don't know where I can report him.. I asked Epic Eric to help me, but he said can't do it right now. Hmmm.. what should I do?

Yjy950105 20:23, 20 February 2012 (PST)

Well at the moment he appears to have stopped. He has not posted since the 16th. So it would be best to wait for now. Please let me know if he uses google translate again. Thank you for your concern. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 12:35, 21 February 2012 (PST)
He use google translator again.. I think he don't even know how to edit articles. --Yjy950105 01:16, 22 February 2012 (PST)


Hello, can I ask why did you revert the usage of the new templates {{Weapon change destroys buildings}} and {{Weapon damage note}}?! It's the same situation as with, for example, {{Halloween restricted}}, when the same portion of text should be added to a certain number of articles (and the non-English versions also have the similar text block). Instead of copypasting the same paragraph to all those places (and correcting possible errors in all those places dozens of times if needed), it's more correct to create such a template and inject it (and correct the template only).

Maybe I don't see something important? But I really don't understand why the practice that optimizes support of software code should not be used to optimize the support of multilanguage wiki articles. The performance is not an issues, as I see it — we have articles with far more templates, and it doesn't influence the speed. It helps supporting an article, helping to correct a mistake in several places with one edit — the idea of {{Weapon change destroys buildings}} came to me when I saw FIVE gramatically incorrect edits by one russian editor in the similar places of several articles and should have fixed them several times. Once again, it's the same useful idea as with {{Halloween restricted}} template, and I hope that you will change your mind :). It would have been useful even for the English-only wiki, and for multilanguage one it's even more helpful, believe me. — Login Soldier.pngStormbird TC 23:17, 29 March 2012 (PDT)

You bring up valid points. The main reason for removal was to unobfuscate the wiki; it feels like having a lot of templates for simple sentences would make the whole wiki very confusing to edit. I will bring this up in a discussion where editors may discuss this issue. Thank you for your concern. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 10:11, 30 March 2012 (PDT)
OK, I understand. Maybe one sentence is really not enough for creating a template. Could you please leave a link to the discussion here, when it appears? — Login Soldier.pngStormbird TC 12:14, 30 March 2012 (PDT)
Discussion created --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 13:18, 30 March 2012 (PDT)

"Firestorm is a featured article candidate"

As wonderful as you are, this is not the case. I would like it if I could get you to remove this banner (replace it with a non-template one) to prevent possible ambiguity in the category:Featured Article Candidates section. The appropriate substitution is:

Darkid (Talk | contribs) 20:37, 21 April 2012 (PDT)

This was a long-ago joke in which I was nominated for the Featured Article (Even receiving a significant number of approvals). I'll change the banner to ease your searching. --User Firestorm Flame.png Firestorm 12:51, 22 April 2012 (PDT)

sup firestorm.... i need info, did the robots get bodygroups in the robot boogaloo update?

thanks --Eggmantheheavy 20:17, 23 May 2013 (PDT)

Moderator rights

Due to inactivity, you have been removed as a moderator. If you feel as though you will be active once more, feel free to join us in the IRC channel so we can discuss your moderator rights. Thank you. i-ghost (talk) 10:45, 17 June 2013 (PDT)

pyro's identity

I can think of a flaw with your assumption of pyro's identity because pyro is russian based of the fact that pyro wears a Russian mask so take that into consideration Unkillableherobrine (talk) 12:12, 6 October 2016 (PDT)