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==Equipable==
 
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is a word (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/equipable). just saying =p [[User:Juper0| ~ Juper0]] ([[User talk:Juper0|talk]])
 
is a word (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/equipable). just saying =p [[User:Juper0| ~ Juper0]] ([[User talk:Juper0|talk]])
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:I actually use the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and according to [http://forum.tip.it/topic/233997-equipable/ this random forum], neither it nor dictionary.com list it as an actual word. My spell-check tagged it, and the only option it gave was 'equitable'. [[User:Fruipit|<font color="DarkGreen">Fruipit</font>]] <small>([[User talk:Fruipit|Talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Fruipit|Contribs]] • [[Special:Editcount/Fruipit|Editcount]] • [http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/User:Fruipit/Fanon Fanon])</small> 18:06, December 10, 2013 (UTC)

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There's a lot to do around here, so we hope you'll stay with us and make many more contributions. And again, welcome to Terraria Wiki. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Oscuritaforze (talk) 11:14, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

Hi!

Hey Fruipit,

I just wanted to say I read your blog post and really appreciated your "I've made it a mission of mine to get to know this wiki" approach. One thing that's true of every wiki is that it has a "method to the madness". There's a wide degree of variance there – whether it's cemented in formal, written policies and procedures that are closely followed, or more of an informal operating norm shared by the people in the community. I think that what you'll find is that Avatar Wiki is more of the former, while Terraria Wiki is more of the latter.

What it boils down to is that, historically, the vast majority of users here 1) haven't been experienced wiki editors, and 2) care more about Terraria the Game than the inner workings of the Terraria Wiki. When you don't have many active, experienced users concerned with the inner workings of a wiki, well, there's a limit to how much you can evolve and maintain policies and procedures.

And that's okay. Terraria Wiki may not be the most evolved wiki community, but it is a successful one. I hope that you will come to find something to like about the wiki, and some way you can use your experience to shape it.


P.S. Oh yeah, I forgot to introduce myself. I'm Math, one of users who's been around for a while, but not an active editor here currently. I still love Terraria, but when you work 40 hours, take night classes, and have other hobbies and priorities in life, well, there's a limit to how much I can be around here. That being said, I am still lurking around Wikia sometimes these days, at least to maintain my scripts over at dev and stopping in here on occasion.

Anyways, I hope you'll keep editing here and wish you luck! Despite not being the most available person these days, I am genuinely interested in people having fun with wikis and being helpful when I can, so feel free to leave me a message if you like :) 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 23:30 UTC, Saturday, 7 December 2013

Oh, hi there! Yes, AW has a lot of policies, although the community is a lot larger too, it seems, with more active editors and contributors; we need those. It is a little unnerving coming here for that reason, as I'm very used to having to do certain things, such as adding sources/licensing to images when uploaded. Oh, I do like it, don't think I don't, but it is taking a little to get used to (such as the no swearing rule xD)
I'm here because I am an experienced editor, and while I mostly do stuff in AW's fanon portal, I like to think I'm pretty good at maintenance - I hope to clear out a lot of the special pages, what with the uncategorised files and such. The {{Delete}} and {{Speedydelete}} templates have caused some confusion, although I think I'll be okay with that.
I think the biggest thing is that I enjoy communication, and AW is very open about that (with some of our edit summaries being ridiculous, and not always relating to what we were doing on the page), where this wiki isn't. For me, the talk pages are harder to use, and the contributors seemed a little hostile at first (not entirely surprising, I'll admit), so I think it'll just take a bit of getting used to.
I'll be sure to keep editing, and I'll pop in now and again to say hi :) Fruipit · Talk page · Writings 11:14, December 8, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah... there's just a lot of things that take getting used to here. I hope you can brush off the initial hostility. In the case of the blog post, I think that people perceived an overall tone that they didn't like. When you say "I'm from a different wiki", you paint yourself as an outsider. When you combine that with a message like "things here confuse me" or "where I come from, we do it this way" — people generally don't take kindly to that. Communities and systems are generally resistant to change from the outside. People could have been a little nicer in the comments section. Unfortunately, neither you or I can control that. (Well, I can at least make sure people aren't swearing at each other :)
Licensing images: One of those things we should do, but if you look at it in the big picture, it's 1) extra burden on users and 2) not really an issue. If it was, we'd probably be doing it. Copyright holders can always request admins to remove images and we would take them down, or file DMCA notices with Wikia. Honestly, I can't think of a single case where this has ever happened here. The vast majority of images are game screenshots, copyrighted to the game developer, and featured here under fair use. If the game developer had a problem with this, he wouldn't care whether or not we spent countless hours adding some fancy "fair use" template to File: pages. He would probably just go talk to Wikia, and then Wikia would come and talk to us.
User talk pages: I actually prefer message wall myself, and think it would work better for this wiki — for the same reasons that we use the comments feature rather than article talk pages. Comments and message wall are very social media like, and intuitive for most people. However, when Wikia first created message wall, I tried to convince people here to use it. More editors preferred talk pages, so we stuck with that. 20px_Rin_Tohsaka_Avatar.png Mathmagician ƒ(♫) 23:09 UTC, Sunday, 8 December 2013
Yes, I have a feeling that was it. But I don't care, they can love me or hate me, it won't affect how I work on this wiki. Actually, it might spurn me on to do even better ;P They do confuse me, but I feel like I'm slowly getting the hang of it. I hope other editors talk to me when I do something wrong, instead of ignoring me or having a go at me :(
Aye, but people forget to add the category. Do you mind if I create a template that has to be added, if only so it adds the images cat? It would be an issue until we managed to clear out the unused files (we have over 1,000, but I don't know how many exactly, because the unused files special page only holds 1,000. I've gone through the videos and marked them. We need another bot, I think, just to regularly clear our the candidates for speedy deletion...
Aye, Oscuritaforze mentioned that he preferred them. I like the message walls, they're simpler and encourage more user-user communication. Hmm, perhaps I could create a forum about a general discussion page in which users can suggest changes to the wiki (unless of course you already have a page like that, hidden away? :P ) Fruipit (TalkContribsEditcountFanon) 11:54, December 9, 2013 (UTC)

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Equipable

is a word (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/equipable). just saying =p ~ Juper0 (talk)

I actually use the Merriam-Webster dictionary, and according to this random forum, neither it nor dictionary.com list it as an actual word. My spell-check tagged it, and the only option it gave was 'equitable'. Fruipit (TalkContribsEditcountFanon) 18:06, December 10, 2013 (UTC)
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