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This page is for talking about the wiki as a whole, since it seems we don't know how to use the other pages meant for the purpose.

Old conversations have been moved aside to keep this page less cluttered:

Old Timers Report In[edit]

Been here since 2009, created an account on 15th of January, 2011 --Mr. Spooky talk

Been on /tg/ since the beginning, and the wiki since 2009. Did a few anon edits here and there, and finally made an account Nov 4th, 2014 before suddenly going edit crazy. --Hiddenkrypt (talk) 16:59, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Policy on rules downloads?[edit]

So just for fun I've been making a Horus Heresy Mechanicus Codex since the current Mechanicus are an absolute mess to use, you have to flip through FOUR separate books and descriptions/PDF's on FW's website to get all the units available and even in the four books they don't list every item available in the Mechanicum army. As such I'm making a PDF that'll have every item and unit on it in a way that I'll be able to update it easily with any new releases and I'd like to share this when it is finished, but before I do I just want to know the current policy on uploading stuff like this, since I'm not using custom rules, they are still the rules and units from Forgeworlds Horus Heresy series. -- Triacom (talk) 07:38, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Officially you are allowed to make such a list for your own personal use (if you own those books of course), but sharing such a list is not really allowed by law. - Biggus Berrus (talk) 09:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Homebrew and other original/shareware content is totally fine to upload, but as a general rule if you would have to pay in order to get your hands on something you shouldn't redistribute it (in whole or in part). Obviously I can't control the content of sites that we link to, but I don't want to see any infringing content on 1d4chan itself. --Wikifag (talk) 21:00, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Gotcha, I was just making sure of this before posting (or in this case not posting) anything. -- Triacom (talk) 04:05, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

What's with the Wizard's Academy banner?[edit]

From what I can tell it's embedded onto every page and not some kind of ad. Did someone specifically pay for it to be there? Or is someone here affiliated with the folks behind it? Or is it some kind of /tg/ project? - Biggus Berrus (talk) 17:01, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Kickstarter campaign. The guy (Greg) who designs games for 3dtotal is a close friend of mine from university so when they've got a campaign going I put a banner up for him; no financial relationships or other compensation involved, though. I have done this a couple of times before (for Viral's Engine Heart KS and I'm pretty sure for Greg's previous project, 404) but I commented about it on the news page those times. Sorry if there was any confusion caused this time around. --Wikifag (talk) 08:45, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

8chan[edit]

Would it be okay that a collaborative effort of 8chan's /tg/, /v/, and /co/ have a portal to make a project on this wiki?

there already are a few 8chan articles. --Kapow (talk) 04:31, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Its /tg/, yes. Its /v/ and /co/, no. This is a /tg/ wiki, not a "/tg/ and also /v/ and /co/" wiki. --05:19, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  • My gut says yes. It wouldn't be worse than people using it as a place to store their campaigns or quest thread info. That being said, it should be relevant to /tg/ somehow. I would (and plan to) make a page for Orc Stain for example, but unless I discovered a Hey Arnold RPG I wouldn't make a page for that (unlike TMNT, Trigun, and Tenchi Muyo which all had licensed RPG's that I intend to make pages for as well). --Thannak (talk) 05:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

What makes something /tg/ related?[edit]

This is something I've probably expressed sentiments about more than once in the past, but I think it bears discussion: what exactly makes something related to /tg/? For example, take Touhou; mod fiat has dictated that all discussion of it is to be restricted to /jp/, and Touhoufag has long since vanished without a trace. Given that it has no other substantial connections to /tg/ as of this writing except maybe a half-done homebrew, does it still deserve to be considered "/tg/ related"? I don't like to be pushy, but we do have to set limits somewhere. Otherwise we're basically admitting that /tg/ culture allows anything and everything to be considered a part of it. --Newerfag (talk) 22:30, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Personally I think the discussion should be focussed on how it's relevant to /tg/ if it isn't a tabletop game, or related to/a by-product of a tabletop game. To use Tohou for example I think the cards should be mentioned but the characters section serves no purpose and why would the characters need to be mentioned at all? This isn't a wiki made for the series so I don't get why they'd include something unrelated. If there's a tabletop version of Tohou somehow (that isn't just 4e cards) then go right ahead and include that. -- Triacom (talk) 03:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

While the example I chose was an admittedly arbitrary one, I think you've set a good guideline there. If an article can't make a good argument for why it's relevant to /tg/, then it shouldn't be here in the first place. Even when a thing is related to /tg/, its article should focus only on the aspects of whatever it is that makes it related to /tg/. --Newerfag (talk) 06:53, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
I agree. I think Firefly and Serenity make a great example of doing it right. The show is quite relevant to the people of /tg/, we have references to it all over the wiki, but ultimately it's a TV show. The Serenity page is just for the RPG of the same name, and the Firefly page didn't exist until I made it a few days ago, just for the board game. Compare/contrast Star Trek with 41k of text about the series, followed by 3k of text for the games... followed by another 6k of text for skub about the new movies. Or Doctor Who, which isn't as egregious, but still is mostly about the show. That said, I rather enjoyed both those articles. I just think they need more focus on their games, even if it's just to put the game content up first or something. If a non-tg media (touhou) doesn't have any /tg/ attached to it, then it probably shouldn't be here. --HK (talk) 12:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)