User talk:The Ultra-Mind

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Archive[edit]

My talk page material from Wikia is pretty out-of-date, but if you want to see it, you can look at my old Wikia talk page (note the old Wikia s/n).

Welcome back[edit]

Hey there, welcome back! Glad you made it to our new home!--Sega381 18:13, 10 November 2010 (PST)

Thanks! I missed the Codex, but... it was worth it. The Ultra-Mind 15:01, 11 November 2010 (PST)

No Personal Attacks[edit]

Tribun toes the line a lot. But the long personal attack you made on my talk page is not what I meant by "come to me". Please review the no personal attacks policy for how to properly handle the situations like this. -- Fenyx4 15:42, 4 December 2010 (PST)

Ok, I've looked at it again, but it's a bit weak on how to handle situations like this, so I still don't know what you meant by "come to me". I had a lot of colourful things to say, and to strictly adhere to this new policy would have emptied it. The Ultra-Mind 15:24, 5 December 2010 (PST)
Sorry for not being clear the "come to me" would be referring to "Recurring personal attacks that do not stop after reasoned requests to cease should be reported to any active site admin on their talk page" and/or "If you are too angry to respond without violating this policy, consider taking a short break from the wiki, or contact an admin". Just bringing it to my attention (a link and stating that you consider it to be a personal attack) is sufficient and I'll do my best to deal with it from there. -- Fenyx4 22:54, 5 December 2010 (PST)
I see. The problem with that is that I don't feel these issues could have been best described in terms of "personal attacks". In fact, I'd say that in most cases, it would be petty to try to make a case for that. However, what I was addressing was no less egregious or disruptive, both directly and indirectly, requiring leadership, just not on those terms. The Ultra-Mind 13:32, 6 December 2010 (PST)

Spell article's name poll[edit]

Hey there, I think you may want to contribute to the Forum:POLL: Spell article's merging policy. Thanks!--Sega381 17:09, 6 March 2011 (PST)

Singularization[edit]

Hey, just thought I'd drop you a note about this before you spend time making corrections elsewhere. For awhile now we've more or less adopted the standard that singular they can be used as a gender-neutral pronoun when referring to the Avatar. I realise that not everyone regards it as acceptable English, but its usage is widespread and often makes it a lot easier to get around the he/she issue here. --Terilem 21:00, 2 September 2012 (PDT)

Uh, ok... I missed that discussion. I thought this issue was settled a while ago, with broad consensus and much discussion: just don't use pronouns for the player character. The style guide still goes that way and I don't think there's even talk of changing it on the talk page. There was good reason for this, the most compelling of which, I think, is that the documentation usually used this style. I don't think it ever used the plural. The Ultra-Mind 14:14, 3 September 2012 (PDT)
Yeah, you're right. I do recall a discussion about using they, but I have no idea where that took place. I guess it just informally slipped into common usage. I mainly spoke up about it here because I see it used frequently (heck I've used it myself), in case you weren't aware of the mammoth task ahead if you were to correct it all. Plus, your edit to the Tobias article presents a tricky example, i.e. cutting short a direct quote just to avoid the pronoun. --Terilem 19:58, 3 September 2012 (PDT)
Thanks for the heads up, but I was intending to go on a massive dragon hunt for the theys as surely as I was intending to correct everything else with the Codex overnight :) But I do apply Codex policy when I do edits. Now if you think that the quote issue is a problem, the solution just requires a little of the creativity that we usually apply. Check this out... The Ultra-Mind 20:32, 4 September 2012 (PDT)