User talk:RobinHood70

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Could you confirm the Robin we have is you? I'm passing out rights, so it'd be good to know if that's the real you before I make you an admin. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 05:17, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Yup, that's me. Robin Hood  (talk) 05:36, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Duplicatelli pageroni[edit]

Hello Mr. Adminostropolous this page is a duplicatication: Online:Sibati-Dara. The HotBotTed created it. Papa bless, have a nice day my friendidlydoppler — 01:58, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Looks like one of the other admins took care of it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention! Robin Hood  (talk) 04:32, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Authors of Walkthroughs[edit]

Hey RobinHood, you've been the one mostly checking over my work, so I decided it would be best to ask you this. I've been trying to add authors to the pages from the Walkthrough Not Written section, but I'm having trouble with deciding who the author is for each because it seems unclear. Is there any particular way I should go about writing in the author, or is it alright to just say it was multiple people? Secunda (talk) 03:53, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

It's not really a big concern, so don't spend a whole lot of time on it. If you can readily find a single person who entered most or all of the reward information, then by all means, put that name there, but if several people added the info, or if one person added it and then another person made significant corrections (beyond just spelling/formatting), just say it was multiple. Mostly, the entries are there as verification that the information has been entered, and so we have someone to ask if something seems incorrect or unclear. Since probably half the people whose names you've been entering (if not more) are no longer active on the wiki, the second reason no longer even applies in a lot of cases. Robin Hood  (talk) 04:12, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Oops, sorry, I just realized you said "author", not "reward writer". Similar advice applies, though: if one person wrote the bulk of the article (or re-wrote it) and then others only added bits and pieces, enter the name of the main writer; otherwise, just enter "multiple". Robin Hood  (talk) 19:46, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Missing In Action[edit]

Just so you know, I detest this quest right now. I have tried numerous times and have failed every single time to get Tullius to even give me the dialogue to release Thorald, nevermind already knowing that I wouldn't get the order had I been successful. I have finished the Civil War on the Imperial side, on the PS4. I cannot remember if the dialogue was ever available on the PS3 though, but as you were the one to add that part to the page last March under Prisoner of War (side with Stormcloaks and he denies, side with Imperials or be neutral and he allows the request but doesn't give the order as its bugged), and the only talk page confirmations of the dialogue also mention taking the order to the keep (so they are clearly modded games), I wanted to check with you, before I took yet another hack at the page. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 01:20, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Not Robin, but I remember this being impossible last time I tried. --AKB Talk Cont Mail 02:23, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Just in case I wasn't clear, which I don't seem to have been trying to read that mess above, I wanted confirmation on the ability to trigger Tullius' agreement dialogue in the game. It certainly isn't with SSE, but may have been in the original release, though it would still have been bugged by not actually giving you the release order. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 02:49, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
In the original game, the requirements are that you have a faction rank of 5 or higher in the Imperial faction, and that the quest be between Stage 30-55. Given what you've said, it would seem like you should fulfil all the requirements, but I'm wondering if maybe you can only get to that faction rank under certain circumstances, like doing Season Unending a certain way so that more battles are required, or it may simply be completely impossible. Tracing through the CW is beyond nightmarish, so I'm afraid that's as much help as I can give you. The possibility of going the peaceful route was already there in the Bugs section when I edited the page (added in this edit), so I assumed that it was possible in the base game and just expanded the details based on what I saw in the CK. If nobody's able to do it in the base game, then by all means, remove the info about a peaceful resolution from the body of the article. Robin Hood  (talk) 04:03, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
In Season Unending I swapped Riften for Dawnstar and compensation, Tullius was not very happy. I hadn't chosen a side yet but had followed Hadvar so Tullius accused me of betrayal. I then choose the Stormcloaks but took the crown to Tullius. This may have made the faction ranking impossible if they both made a -1. I had four Hold quests and then took Fort Amol and Windhelm. Now maybe I'm missing something, but I don't remember seeing faction ranking anywhere in Skyrim, excluding the three numbers of -1, 0, and 1 associated with belonging to a faction. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 19:04, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
They're used by the game, but unlike Oblivion, they're completely hidden from the user. See the College of Winterhold faction, for example. Having said that, I don't see anything in the Civil War that sets faction rank in the traditional manner. There's a pseudo-rank given in some places (and I'm not sure if even that is used anymore), but that would have no effect on the faction rank that the dialogue is checking. So, my educated guess is that it's not possible to ever satisfy the conditions of that check, but that's not an absolute certainty. Still, I think between you and AKB never being able to trigger it, no matter what you did, and what I'm seeing in the CK, I think it's a safe enough assumption to say that it's not possible. The IP who added the info in the first place probably had USKP and didn't realize that that affected things. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:41, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Bot-request: Recipes[edit]

Okay, so after I go to the trouble of creating all of the Food Recipes and Beverage Recipes, Update 13 went and changed all of their names, so instead of "Blankedy-Blank Recipe", they're all now "Recipe: Blankedy-Blank". I could change them all, but it seems like more of a job for a bot. Think you could manage that? — TheRealLurlock (talk) 03:50, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Wait, ignore this. I just realized I made pages for the food items themselves, not the recipes, so there's no need to change anything. Oops. — TheRealLurlock (talk) 04:08, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Glad I could help! :P Robin Hood  (talk) 04:14, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Arena Template Help[edit]

On Arena place pages there is something causing a lot of empty space at the top of the page. It also makes it conflict with having a quotation above the rest of the article. I assume the culprit to be {{Arena Place Summary}}. Would you (or any template maestros looking at this edit) have a look. Thanks. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 03:26, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

I got rid of one extra line, but that's it. I'm not seeing anything worse than that myself. Have another look and let me know if it's still there, and if so, what browser/platform you're using. Thanks! Robin Hood  (talk) 04:51, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
That stops a conflict with the quotation, and as long as there is one you won't see a space. However, on AR:Old Run its visible. It must be the {{APRP Header}} pushing downwards. Tweaking the placement of the two templates doesn't remove the space, only deleting it. [edit] Also to be a pain (my speciality), could you adapt the newly discovered loadtext parameter from Online Place Summary to use with the Arena summary for those leading quotations. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 23:07, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay, that should now be fixed, and the loadtext code has been copied over. I'm going to be AFK for a bit, but if you want, I can set up a bot job to move any existing quotes into the template later...or you can do them by hand if there aren't many (haven't looked). Robin Hood  (talk) 23:51, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. No idea how many pages are affected, but I think only a couple actually have the summary box. Probably better left to hand. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 00:08, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Deleted closed gates and the map[edit]

So now that Online:Gold Coast Northern Gate, etc., are deleted, has any thought been given to how links from the map are going to get to the merged-in page? I woulda thought redirects made more sense. -- Conan776 (talk) 09:32, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

The currently-existing locations on the map have been updated to point to Online:Border Crossings, meaning there is no need for redirects. KINMUNETALK﴿ 10:11, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Blue text for word walls[edit]

I guess this edit could have broken the word wall text formatting. -- 15:10, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that appears to be the case. I don't quite understand the cause right now, but I'm looking into it. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:03, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
Of all things, it turned out to be a setting that was meant to stop denial-of-service attacks for one of the built-in template functions. I loosened the setting slightly and everything's fine now, though you may need to do a hard refresh in your browser to see it. Robin Hood  (talk) 22:48, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


Hi. I tried to create a new field on Template:Book_Summary/Game to support a link to Motif Styles, but it didn't work. It should function similar to the Collections field, so I have no idea why it doesn't display when I try to call it. Any ideas? --Jimeee (talk) 15:24, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

It works fine for me. Did you maybe just make a typo in the parameter name, or were you trying it outside of Online space, maybe (which is why I added the ns_base parameter to mine)? It's also possible that it was just some kind of caching issue. Robin Hood  (talk) 17:00, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
That works, but only if I use that exact template. The problem is all the motif book pages use the "Book Summary" template (i.e. Online:Crafting Motif 18: Akaviri), not "Book Summary/Game". I only edited "Book Summary/Game" because I thought it was similar to when the "Collections" field was added. I'm not sure how these two templates work with each other, but my goal is to have the style field available in the regular template. --Jimeee (talk) 13:56, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Just a couple of minor sub-template tweaks needed. It was this one that was the main problem. Robin Hood  (talk) 19:10, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Perfect. Thanks! --Jimeee (talk) 10:01, 7 March 2017 (UTC)


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