Make new sections on my talk page. Respond on my current talk page, I don't want to chase down conversations across multiple pages.
Im still here
As someone who has run a couple of Fanon Wikis and a former member here, I can offer a few thoughts on the current state (ie, no users) and some ways to turn it around if you're interested.
If not, I understand. It's your Wiki, even if by default
Thoughts on Thoughts
Thanks for the opportunity. I will disclaimer by saying these are just my thoughts and observations, and by no means meant to be taken as a "but you must".
Lookign at it, Tranquillity Lane's biggest issue is retention of users. New ones come in, make a few articles and then wander off. Either that or their articles are purged and they have little reason to stay at all. An examination of the Wiki activity shows that the bulk of edits are made by a handful of people (Such as yourself) with the occasional other user making a small contribution.
From examination of the Wiki's history, I can only conclude that root cause of this problem is cultural. Specifically, it’s a number of deep-seated cultural issues that need to be addressed.
1) Treatment of new users. The attitude of the Wiki’s administrators towards new users honestly seems to be somewhere between “cold” and “downright hostile”. At best, a new user will be given a default Macro greeting on their talk page and very little actual interaction or encouragement otherwise. At worst, they are treated as “guilty until proven innocent” with the idea that any potential new user is going to come in and post articles that will break the Wiki’s rules and guidelines and, as such, need to have said rules hammered into them as soon as possible.
Now I’m not saying that every new user is a special snowflake that needs to be coddled and nurtured. But I am saying that that a lot more could be done both to encourage them to contribute and to make them feel like they’re an actually valued member of the community. To be honest, some of your intro pages (Such as the “About ” page linked off the front) are downright hostile towards new users, basically screaming at them that they are terrible people and that the admins will come down on them like the wrath of god if they even vaguely step out of line. This is not a helpful attitude. This is a downright hostile attitude. The about page has a lot of problems that need to be addressed, especially given that it’s one of the first things that a prospective new user sees.
There is something else that could help here as well. Now while I understand that the Wiki has had a chequered past, there seems to be some need to harp on about said past. You don’t need to tell a new user “oh we deleted dozens of pages in our umpteenth purge”. That’s actively discouraging them and basically creating an air of “we can purge what we want when we want, so your page could go if we decide it”. This does not help.
(Also, to be blunt, your own “tales from the deletion logs” aren’t exactly helpful either. I agree you purged some bad articles/characters/whatever. However, at the same time there’s a certain air of celebration about it. One of them basically amounts to “haha, we were arseholes to this one user, aren’t we funny”. This is not an encouraging attitude, regardless of if you feel they deserved it or not)
In short: The admins need to work with new users, rather then against them.
2) Related to the above, and likely unintentional, there’s a definite feeling of the Wiki being an “old boys club” that exists mostly for the benefit of a handful of existing high-level users. Said users basically have free reign to write whatever they want, create what they want, do what they want and are not bound by the same rules and restrictions as an “unproven” new user.
At the same time, new users are told a lot of “you can’t do this”, “don’t touch this”, “I’ve already claimed this bit of geography so hands off” and so on. If they want to create content within certain areas or covering certain subjects, a new user has to first basically lodge an application, hope that it will be treated favourably and so on. They also in essence, even if not a written rule, have to “prove” themselves to be a part of the Wiki and its culture and that they will measure up to some undefined standard before such a request will be considered. And while I know these rules aren’t written down or even official, they’re very much present in your culture.
This can go one of two ways. Either first, the Administrators have to show that they are bound by the same rules and restrictions as everyone else. The second is that the administrators stop treating other users like second class citizens and allow them greater creative freedom. I’m going to expand more on this below.
3) I understand that Fallout is a long-lived franchise and has spawned a whole pile of computer games of vastly differing tone, technology levels, gameplay style, flavour and whatever else. That’s fine. What’s not fine is that there’s a distinct bias present in Tranquillity Lane’s culture. Simply put, there’s a prevalent attitude that the older 2D games are better than the newer 3D ones. Now I am not saying that personal opinions are bad at all. Where there is a problem is that these biases are used as the cultural roots of the entire wiki.
Again, look at the “About” page. It basically hammers down “Fallout 3 = Bad/Wrong” and that the older games should take precedent over it. This runs contrary to the official policy that the newer games take precedent over the older ones, especially given the oft harsh inconstancies that they had. Unfortunately, this attitude keeps on recurring with a pervasive feeling that fans of the newer games are somehow lesser and that the Fallout universe would be somehow better if the franchise had stayed solely in that format/realm. And that attitude carries over to content as well, which I will get to later. In short, a handful of all-powerful super users get to decide what “Fallout” is, and their opinions are the only ones that count at all.
This is not helpful at all. This basically tells a new user, one who might have come in through the latter games (Which, to be blunt, is more likely) that they are a bad person for liking what certain key segments of the wiki’s userbase see as being inferior games for whatever reason. A lot of it goes back to this overly hostile attitude I discussed above, and is yet another element that contributes to the lack of reason for a new user to stick around and meaningfully contribute. (I could draft a new version of the "about" page right now that would be far more neutral and less aggeessive and, more to the point, more encouraging and accepting)
War never changes. But the Fallout franchise and its assciated fandom does. You cannot remain stuck in the past.
4) Restrictions on content. Hoo boy, I know this is a touchy subject and I know that Tranquillity Lane has had issues with this in past, but hear me out. Your restrictions on certain key items exist for a reason. That’s fine and all well and good, but they’re also, frankly, far too restrictive. You’ve clamped down hard on some of the things that are iconic to Fallout, such as Power Armour and Vaults to the point that a new user can’t possibly add one unless it’s approved in detail by the admins. And unfortunately, this ties into the abovementioned issues of administrator biases, cultural biases and the treatment of new users as guilty until proven innocent.
As you can imagine, this does not help.
Different people like different things about Fallout. Power Armour and Vaults are things that people like, and want to write about. They are just as legitimate subjects as anything else (eg Survivor communities, Ghouls, Super Mutants, Robots and so on). As it stands, however, there’s this harsh restriction that makes using them subject to the whims of an administrator who has to decide if a) they like the idea and b) it fits their personal vision of what Fallout might be.
This is an actively discouraging issue. In fact, in many ways, I think it’s the biggest single roadblock to new users straight out the door. Not only does it prevent them from creating the content they want – possibly even then ideas that bought them here in the first place – but it also inadvertently exposes them to the cultural and bias issues that I discussed above.
Now I am not saying that you need to throw said restrictions out the window straight away. What I am saying is that they need to be eased and relaxed in order to allow new users greater creativity and freedom to do the things that might have bought them here in the first place. Yes, locking users out from the major factions (Brotherhood of Steel, Railroad, Institute, Enclave, whatever else) is fine, or at least letting them ease themselves into such is a good idea. I’m not going to disagree there. However, the current system of “you can’t write an article featuring power armour or a vault or whatever else unless I say so” is deeply flawed and a major issues.
Like I said, these are just my thoughts and observations as a (former) contributor and fellow Fanon wiki admin. What you do with this is up to you. However, it’s clear that Tranquillity Lane is at a crossroads. It’s not attracting new users, those that it does get aren’t retained and old users are leaving. What you chose to do about this will determine what happens next and where the Wiki goes form here.
-I really can't agree with "opening up" Power Armor, 'Big Guns', Vaults, atypical things, and so on being a good idea. I see nothing wrong with the current method of asking a mod for permission to do so. I've gotten permission for power armor and a semi-high powered robot (neither of which I've actually written up, lol), all it literally takes is asking in a talk page/chat message and a quick explanation of what the article is. In the three years or so I've been writing here, I've never had anyone be hostile, unreasonable, or anything else. I don't see how that is currently a problem in getting/retaining new users. Maybe the lockdown on such things can be phrased differently, other than 'people have abused it in the past and the power creep became so bloated that half the site had to be wiped years ago', but I don't think that the lockdown itself is in any way an actual problem.
So, question. I can't decide on Youngstown, Ohio or Cleveland, Ohio for my chemical/steel city that is ruled by a gang of actually sane people. Think the Pitt but...better?
Thank you very much for the welcome. I had been considering joinng the Wiki for some time, but had been turned off by the over-tight rules. Your recent changes really changed my mind, so I'm looking forward to throwing down with contnet.
One question - is there much that has been done with the Detroit/Michigan area? I've got some ideas, but I didn't want to accidetnally get in somebody else's way
I still not sure if Cleveland or Youngstown. But thank you for warning me about the previous articles. I'll keep that in mind.
Allen Rust, my main leader man was gonna be either leader of the Cleavers (Cleveland) or the Ironheads (Youngstown) and run the place. He was a former slaver from the Pitt and escaped with his lieutenents:
Ripper Jack: A psychotic, drug-craving axe murder;
Edward Cutter: the sense to Ripper Jack's madness. He sees a problem and tends to fix it in ways that he is the least likely involved, by turning people against each other.;
Henry Hayes: the left hand man to Allen Rust, he helped Allen Rust's escape plan and was considered "One of the smartest men of the Pitt";
Bulk: is a dim-witted man who acts as Allen Rust's bodyguard. According to Hayes, Bulk was struck in the head by a falling car and only says the word "Bulk" and the occassional "Bad".
The city is basically a large shanty town, with the outer ruins forming a seemingly "natural" wall. Unlike the Pitt, it's not slave labor but it's not peachy. It's hard, sweaty, long hour, no breaks, iron forging work. The river that runs through is filled with coal coke, oil sludge, steel byproduct, and more. Any person who fell in the river either lost skin, got sick, died, or died slowly.
Also, I am! Thanks for the recognition! I started the articles, but then a few things in life caught up.
Could you check out the Cleveland Article. I started working on it, but got worried I was a over the top about it.
I'm also thinking of the Cleavers have a C.I.T. scientist (former) named Dr. Malcolm Northrup who has been working with the Cleavers to help the city after they supposedly enslaved him after escaping from the Institute in an attempt to join the Railroad.
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To strike a 'deal'
Hello. I know I have made many unfilled statements along with infecting this wiki with multiple unfinished articles. But I have finally organized myself much more than I ever have in my history, and believe that I can accomplish much more with this new schedule of mine, which involves me adding to my article for at least 20-30 minutes a day. And so I would like to strike a ‘deal’ with you.
If I add an article on this wiki that is already somewhat developed and continue to add on it every day (or every other day depending on homework, events, etc…) I might have permission to stay on this wiki, so long as I’m active. However, if I do NOT add to an article for at least 2 weeks, or I am hardly active to only once a week for example, then I will leave this wiki and will not return (until, perhaps, I am out of college or some other time). I am not sure what you might think of this and I know what I have said before, but I have advanced greatly in my grammar and writing skills, political elements, making my articles more fitting to the Fallout Universe (no more excuses for artillery or mass-produced assault rifles), and the such. I hope you consider this and accept my extended… plea.
So someone put a delete template on my page (Megavault X) saying these words: "Read the rules". Where are these rules?
ALL HAIL THE TOTMG -TOTMGsRock 01:04, October 4, 2017 (UTC)
Dweller Republic power armor
Can I please make the faction called the Dweller Republic have power armor?
ALL HAIL THE TOTMG -TOTMGsRock 09:02, October 5, 2017 (UTC)
Major factions in America
What place in America am I allowed to make a large faction in? East Coast is taken, West Coast is taken, Midwest is taken, Gulf is taken, everything is taken by canon except Northwest, but someone's conceptions already has that region. Even if I am allowed to make a large faction in the Northwest, it is guaranteed to interfere with someone else's fanon storylines.
ALL HAIL THE TOTMG -TOTMGsRock 05:49, October 6, 2017 (UTC)
I'm a bit thrown off by your comment and the "leeway" you are giving me. and since no further context was given, I'm going to assume this is about my planned expansion on the Resource Wars? The rules never state anything on whether canon expansions are allowed or not.
If so, that sounds highly restrictive for a site that promotes fan fiction. In fact the rules seem restrictive in almost all facets of content, seemingly forcing users to adhere to a more linear style of writing rather than encouraging the creative process. I understand it's to keep rampant users from abusing established canon and creating Godpowered articles, but there is way to achieve that without creating such a restricted site.
For instance, this section of the rules intrigues me:
I would have to assume that this confirms the notion that every article on the site is connected? I don't understand why that has to be, as every user has their own ideas they wish to use.
The rule seems unnecessary as the general idea for other fan fiction is that authors will be writing in their own expanded universe, existing and respecting established Canon while also expanding upon it. In fact a lot of rules can be refined and combined into a set of guidelines that emphasizes Canon Friendliness (CF) and Non-Canon Friendliness (NCF). This will allow users more creative freedom while also giving admins a the precedent when dealing with Non-Canon Friendly articles. This would allow users to create their "Empire of New York" and the village of Manhattan without conflicting with each other unless they collaborate in a shared expanded universe.
Another I saw is the Do not create articles for canon locations. rule, which can be integrated with CF by allowing users to write in say, the Mojave, but having to respect and stay within Canon and Canon Friendliness. No additional factions, no overpowered characters, no god-modded items or vehicles. However, the user can choose the fate of the location, but must remain within Canon Friendliness. It doesn't break canon, but instead becomes a separate expanded universe that incorporates Canon with Fanon.
I believe the rules on this site should be challenged and refined in a way that allows users creative freedom while still maintaining a sense of authenticity with established Canon, and enforced by the administrators by adopting Canon Friendly guidelines. I'm willing to debate why and why not it would be a better system overall, as in my opinion it would allow the site to grow more and function more smoothly.
Hey, MP, I remember there is a world map with locations and battles and stuff on this wiki but it is so hard for me to find. Could you let me know if we still have that? And if so, how I can find it on here?
Hey uh... is it just me or has the format of the entire wiki changed? I've noticed the links have changed colors as well as the backgrounds and page titles seem to be in a more of a "coded" format. I was just wondering if this was intentional or a mistake perhaps. -- Lieutenant113 (talk) 14:33, January 11, 2018 (UTC)
Hey Mongoose. First off, sorry for a longer absence, I've been a bit busy. I have also been looking into the Fallout Universe and was wondering if it would fit our wiki content if I could make a blog about my theory of the Fallout timeline. It would explain why there aren't so many governments present such as the NCR, why we don't have many factions like the NCR on this wiki (something I have finally figured out after years), why the world still looks like it does, and more of the same. I will also ask other users of their opinion of the Fallout Universe and its own direction, just to see what other Fallout fans think of the universe once I finish my theory explanation. Once I make it, I think it'll make more sense. The reason I ask is because I didn't want to spend time writing it out and then find out it doesn't fit this wiki. While I could do this on Fallout wiki, I feel that this wiki is full of greater fans because we work to expand the lore of the universe, which requires people who are more knowledgeable of the lore. Just want to confirm I have an OK. Thank ya. -- Lieutenant113 (talk) 21:25, January 19, 2018 (UTC)
- You can post a blog about pretty much anything, as long as it doesn't violate rules about porn, gore, etc.--OvaltinePatrol (talk) 21:49, January 19, 2018 (UTC)
Alright. I think I might either seperate it into chapters, or post it all at once. It is gonna be a very long story before you can state your idea hehe. -- Lieutenant113 (talk) 23:24, January 19, 2018 (UTC)
Qeustions about making alliances and rivalies in tranquility lane
Hi Mongoose im a bit new to tranquility lane and i have a qeustion on making alliances and enemies for my faction the USDW, also i was wondering about the current editor of New Memphis and New Memphis Zoo are they still active on the wiki, are they active on an other wiki, how do i gain contact with them if their not active on any wiki? Sorry if this is bothersome but im not sure if the New Memphis editor is still active or has been inactive for three years.
Why did you delete my post? Some forewarning would've been appreciated. Do you still have a copy of the page? It was about the NCR state of Modoc.
hey mongoose i wasnt sure if the "sleeping beauty" chambers would be different and allowed or if i need to change that too. Sorry for the cyro pod thing i didnt remember making that
Why was N.W.Union deleted
Hey Mongoose, I was wondering if I could have approval for both a mercenary company and a Pre-War company. The story is quite interesting:
"The Theta Security Co. established itself in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2075. They wanted to create a new security system that all linked into one AI within the Theta HQ with the head scientist’s brain (Dr. Lester Owens) put within it as the main processor. This would allow one large security matrix for homes and any sort of security situation (whether it is a simple robber or deadly terrorists) would alert every nearby authority in a flash. But the major reason was the security robot that came with each home system. The humanization of the AI would ensure no robot rebellions. Before he did this, however, he planted a small bug within the system that gave him a small opening in the matrix that could give him control of it and body he had built for himself.
A year later, the company was already becoming corrupted when they made a deal with a secret “shadow organization” within the US government. Theta would collect intel on certain households and other places using their security system. So Lester, enraged by this, took control of his secret and used robotic bodies to slowly kill off the heads of Theta. When the end finally came in 2077, Lester had survived with only 3 other scientists in the bunker. He would kill these scientists as they were responsible for agree with the government and recreated the system and put their brains within machines, making them his slaves.
Years later, he would come across a gang of raiders in InCity and would try to attack the HQ. He saw how skilled they were with fighting the robot defenses and would ask to talk to them. One tried attacking the body he spoke through, which resulted in him having two hands ripped off. Now “convinced” to talk, Lester would offer them tactical and technological assistance if they worked under him as a boss. They would agree and he would turn them into a mercenary company, or “Theta Corps”. They will become one of the most successful Crossroad mercenary companies competing greatly with the Crossroad Specialists and Sentinel."
I’m not sure if this is always allowed so I was just wondering if this was fine. I’ve always wanted to make a sort of organization ruled by some stronger Pre-War force. This is just to make sure I have the ok before I put it in my lore, I do not plan on making it yet as I have other pages to work on. Thanks. --Lieutenant113 (talk) 13:54, February 23, 2018 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. I understand where you might feel unsure about this (especially given my past) but I didn’t have the time to finish. I meant to say that this was a vanilla outline and just wanted to get your approval before I worked with it more. The AI really only provides some tactical assistance when it comes to scenarios and briefings and such. It also helps the mercs repair weapons and gear beyond them. Aside from these, they are really just slaves under a machine. So sorry for any distrust in the article or anything. Thanks again. -- Lieutenant113 (talk) 20:03, February 23, 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for the wait; was working out a few details with KayEmm and Daytebayte. The basic gist of it is to create a single article for a Midwest Brotherhood task force, under the command of Sara Redsky during the Colorado Border War (that is detailed in framgents across articles). This would serve to unify a number of other characters who took part in the conflict as well as give us room to expand on the content.
While yes, it is a Brotherhood group, we'd be trying to keep faithful to the feel of Fallout: Tactics. The big thing here is that we would not have an over-abundance of Power Armour; anything but. In Fo:T, only Paladins (and above) have access to Power Armour, so the force would only have a limited number. Likewise, we would largely be trying to avoid high-tech weapons and instead have most of the rank-and-file armed with pre-war rifles and the like. While yes, the MWBoS used vehicles in Fo:T, we would avoid them or, at the very least, limit them to simple tech like the buggies and busses seen in said game (So no Vertibirds or tanks)
The group would be made up of humans, ghouls and Super Mutants, with robots acting as support forces. We don't have an overall scope for the size of the group as yet, but we're going to say that it's in the low hundreds at most; mainly it's just dependant on how big a force we need. Let me know what you think Darthfish (talk) 11:27, March 19, 2018 (UTC)
Caveats and my thoughts on them
Your caveats are entirely fair, and are ones that we've discussed allready for the most part.
1) We'd figured that the "Calculator is destroyed" ending is the one that fits the best with the rest of the Fallout universe. It allows the MWBoS to still exist while avoiding the elephant in the room of a giant supertech empire in the middle of the continental US. So that's not a problem at all
2) The group is going to be called "Task Force (TO BE DETERMINED)", where the latter is a name we still haven't decided on yet. The three of us have come up with a few ideas that we're simmering down, even if some of them are unprintable. I'll let you guess who's idea that was.
3) We're working on ideas for the MWBoS's general ignorance of their past as well. While it's not going to be a big factor in the overall story, we're running with the idea that there's been no verifiable contact between the MWBoS and the West (or East) coast chapters. The result is that the MWBoS has spent a century developing its own hybrid culture from their BoS roots, trabals, nuclear bomb-worshiping ghouls, Super Mutants, usnet humour and the like for the last 90-odd years that's drifted a long, long way from their roots. (Trust me, I could fill a book with my ideas for the MWBoS as a whole, but they'd go well beyond the scope of this article and what the rules will let me write here)
As for Rothschild, our assumption is that he went off of 3rd or so hand stories he'd heard from out of the wasteland. This one is in the research phase, admittedly.
4) The scope of the conflict is relatively small, covering a chunk of the Colorado border. It's not going to involve a massive loss of territory to the Brotherhood by any means, nor any sort of mass slaughter of the Legion. Most of the scope is already covered in the Sara Redsky and Kirsten Farris articles (And others connected to them); mainly we're looking at building on the background
and not quite 5) Thanks for clarifications on the vehicles, though again we'll try to keep it under control. And we weren't planning to use Hairy Deathclaws as the three of us decided that they were... problematic.
Hello there, new to this wiki, I've been a fan of Fallout since about 08', and made a habit to play all the games, and was wondering, if it's you who wrote the section on Louisiana? You see me, being a cajun and all, was wondering if you'd allow me to write on the state, particular the Lafayette area, and the north-eastern (Tensas) area, as I feel, rather...uh, I'd be lying if I didn't say I didn't have ideas in my brain I want to put down, and have wanted to for a while, and I feel rather, ...protective of the area. You've written alot, and no, I'm not asking you after many year's since then to throw it away, that'd be idiotic and selfish of me. CrazierCaptDice (talk) 23:17, March 28, 2018 (UTC) CrazierCaptDice, 3/28/2018
I would like permission to use some of the factions from your fallout Wiki like the Klansmen Confederacy in a fanfiction I'm making that's centered around Louisiana and Mississippi. Credit will be given.
Papua and New Guinea and Australia
I've just started on the wiki, and I've made a few small edits to the descriptions of some Australian states. Nothing major, and nothing related to their post war condition, simply adding in information on their Pre-War population and status. Nothing more than three sentences. However, I wanted to make a slighter larger edit, and I thought I would ask an admin for permission first.
After the First World War, the territories of Papua and New Guinea were annexed by the Australian government. This Australian control of the territory continued through the Second World War and only finished in 1977. As this is post-Divergence, I was wondering if I could include Papua and New Guinea as a state/ territory of Australia. I feel it would be fitting of 1950s Australia to have New Guinea as a colonial backwater, and could result in the creation of interesting locations, factions, and characters.
Without your permission, I will leave it well alone. Just thought it would be interesting.
Slavers and Raiders
I was wondering if the slaver tag could be put as a subcategory of the groups or raider tag. I've been trying to write a slaver faction, but the tags are a bit all over the place. Sorry if you're the wrong person to about this.
I see that you removed this site again, even if, I guess, it was all in accordance to rule 14. Let's try again: I've got an idea for Alaskan Brotherhood of Steel faction and former Enclave chapter on Alaska. I also have got two other authors - Mrocznyadam and PadreJakey. May I get your permission to do both of this articles and other related?
When I left in early 2017 or late 2016, it was for personal reasons. I closed out my old account (I have evidence that it was mine if needed) because I wanted to separate myself from my connections elsewhere on Wikia and because I was in a period of transition and wanted to focus.
Now I didn’t exacly expect a parade, but the last thing I expected from old friends upon return from a long absence was to be booted from the server without warning.
- That’s not really necessary, I just need someone to tell me what has happened since I left a year and a half back. OyashiroCursed (talk) 16:49, October 11, 2018 (UTC)
- There aren't any ongoing RP's. There's been some in the past, but it's not something that's done much here. If you have some people who want to start one up, I'll be happy to open a forum.--OvaltinePatrol (talk) 00:23, October 12, 2018 (UTC)
Removed from the Discord?
Hi, I'm unsure if you're the right person to talk to but I had joined the discord group a couple of days ago and have since been removed. I was wondering why this was? It's a little irritating truth be told.
What Year is it fannonly?
Request for restoration
Hi. Please restore my article of Shelter Vault 842. It was almost finished and I was pretty busy the last months, sorry. Thank you in advance. BTW I think I'll (or you) rename it to "Shelter 842", so the "Vault" is absent from the title. I put effort in it and want to finish this main article in the next weeks.
I checked the rules before I made the Anchorage Wasteland page. Totally forgot about the Ruke 14 part, but why did you have to delete the page without even informing me? I checked out that blog where the administration was gonna vow to be more user friendly, and you immediately delete my page rather than tell me to change it. If you could explain why you did this rather than just tell me and let me edit my work, that would be great. Thanks. CaesarsLegion001 (talk
- Ok, I removed all references of the Enclave, thanks for undoing the delete. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 19:16, February 22, 2019 (UTC)
- Alright, scaling back the population of Vault 25 and Alaskan Alliance is no problem for me. I've been pretty vague so far about raider gangs in the Anchorage Wasteland, so I think I should be able to incorporate the Badlanders easily enough. Do you want me to scale back land for the Alaskan Alliance? I've already decided that that's the maximum length as of 2287. I however do not have a discord. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 07:42, February 24, 2019 (UTC)
Hey man, now you're saying I'm circumventing the rules by using the Oasis Bunker Project? I assume it's because of the FEV testing? If so, I don't understand why you decide to delete the page rather than warn me first and just ask me to remove that bit. Seriously, it's rather annoying you have deleted two of my pages without warning me and you just delete it hoping I'll see your reasoning. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 12:22, March 4, 2019 (UTC)
- Hey dude, are you gonna respond to my message or are you gonna ignore it and pretend it didn't happen? I'm pissed you're ignoring my response to you deleting the Oasis Project page. Hell, you gave a warning to another user here about violating a rule. But when I do it you delete the article without notifying me or just warning me and telling me to change it. If you don't want me to even create the page, then fine. But I'm seriously annoyed with how you have been handling this. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 19:20, March 5, 2019 (UTC)
Alright fine, but I seriously think you should think about consulting the rest of the administration in changing that, you gotta alert people regardless the offense number. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 22:21, March 5, 2019 (UTC)
- Regardless of the offense number, you say. Does that mean that you've made no effort to familiarize yourself with the rules and guidelines for content here?--OvaltinePatrol (talk) 01:13, March 6, 2019 (UTC)
- No, I read the rules the day I joined. I think it's ridiculous only one warning is given and then if you happen to break a rule later down the line, you just get your page deleted, no warning, no alert. I guarantee you it would be better to warn a person each time. Just make a template for warnings so typing it out isn't a hassle. CaesarsLegion001 (talk) 04:48, March 6, 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much.
Hey MongoosePirate, Its me Trolldragonborn and I would like to say thank you for allowing me to adopt The Green Mountain Boys. I have just been staring at them for sometime and I have felt bad that it was just a stub in the middle of no where with nothing added to it so I just wanted to improve and add to it and make something interesting for the Community to read since I have been working on some of Western Vermont and adding some interesting things to it.
But anyways I am going off track. Like I said I wanted to Thank you for allowing me to use it and also thank you for correcting me about my Vault Number, I remember hearing at one point that there are 200 Vaults and not 122 Vaults so thank you for correcting me on that problem and feel free to correct me for other things such as that as I am simply just wishing to be a good member of the Community and add some interesting and creative things to the unknown locations of the Wasteland.
Once again Thank you and I hope that in the near future you and me could maybe even work together since I have read some of the locations and characters you have created and it would be nice to have someone here on the Website to work with since I am new here. --TrollDragonborn (talk) 00:43, March 11, 2019 (UTC)
Nothing bad, but what did you write on the MagnaBaptist page? It doesnt seem to have changed, but It says you edited it.
I see that you have made many artcles about Cascadia. I also know that you have made your own religion there. i was wondering if I could add a MagnaBaptist presence in place like Oregon City. Not to many of course though.
Yeah sure! Ill add a page in the Sons of Liberty about the MagnaBaptists. Thanks! Im alright of their being a bit of tension between us and the Kingdom of God due to our different doctrines
About New England Alliance, Vault 116, etc
I wanted to officially introduce myself and ask about the concerns I have with my pages.
I finally read the rules (since I am still learning how to navigate and still learning how to properly edit and use this Wiki page), but I had an couple concerns about my character's (David Washington) background and Vault 116.
I read "your" rules (Since it seems you are the top dog of this wiki) and I wanted to see if we could discuss as well hopefully compromise at least or come to an mutual agreement to your liking on the state of my new pages.
I wanted to mentioned that New England Alliance and everything connected to my group, I created years ago since my group was originally suppose to be an Fallout 4 mod, but do to hardware issues, It didn't happen. I kept the group to be used in a Fallout RPG game I have created and now, a mod for a game called Hearts of Iron 4.
I am a bit confused on Rule #10 and #14 when it comes to creating Vaults that use the same experiments as canon vaults and creating characters that affiliate or previously affiliated with the Enclave/BoS.
The purpose of Vault 116 is to be a Mega-Vault of doing the similar experiment of Vault 111 but at a higher capacity with Cryogenic Suspended Animation. I am concern that you won't like the idea of another vault doing the same experiment and might delete the page. The other purpose of the vault is to prevent any breaking of lore when it comes to the physical age of my characters. I idea was suppose to be a fraction of New England population was suspended in Cryogenic Animation for the upcoming future. It was inspired by Fallout 4 (coincidentally) and an old favorite TV Show of mine called Futurama.
When it comes to my character, David Washington, I wasn't sure If I needed permission to stay "David Washington is affiliated with the Enclave than 3 decades later, the Brotherhood of Steel" since it seems like Rule 14 says that.
So my David Washington paged has been redone. Vault 116 is been completely blanked out so you can delete that page when you can and David Washington has no connection to the BoS, He is no longer a Pre-War Veteran and a Vault Dweller. His groups are strictly Enclave and New England Alliance. The New England Alliance page, the History section will be reworked and its original history was completely removed.
That being said, there a few things I would like to mention (and take it how you will, these are just some criticisms I would like to mentioned)
I thought this Wiki was a Wiki for Fallout Fan-Fiction, not for an Fallout RPG Wiki with restrictions because that is how it sounds like since you are using NPC/PC terms. As the Urban Dictionary Definition states for Fanon: Fanon is the collection of concepts and ideas that are normally used in most fan fiction, but don't really exist in the real story's canon.
I do not understand your logic with any character's backstory. So from my understanding, you feel that no new character should be affiliated with two major factions and is from Pre-War America. Isn't the point of Fan-Fiction to make your own stories and characters in a universe? I understand there must be rules to keep out destructive articles but it seems like the restrictions are overkill for fan-fiction.
Vault 111: isn't actually the only Vault to have Cyrogenics (Cryonics) in the Fallout universe,Vault 0 is actually another Vault to have Cryogenics (Cryonics) from Fallout Tactics, so it is likely possible that other Vaults (Since there a lot of of them that haven't been mentioned yet) have Cryonics for other purposes than experimental.
"Sole Survivor Clone:" The Sole Survivor isn't the only Pre-War Veteran or even Pre-War citizen to be in the Fallout universe since a good amount of Ghouls are over 200 years old so its more than likely there are veterans from Pre-War America. The only difference is some or even most are ghouls.
Enclave/Brotherhood of Steel: To say that its overpowered for someone to leave the Enclave after the destruction of the Oil Rig and join the Brotherhood of Steel 30ish years later doesn't make sense to me even in an RPG context when it comes to being supplies, Power Armor, weapons, etc. The Oil Rig and Navarro was destoryed, what was left with David was a few suits of Power Armor, a few Plasma Weapons and a couple Vertibirds of equipment? Maybe?
Its also like saying Arcade Gannon can't leave the Enclave, to join the Followers of the Apocalypse and can't support the NCR over Caesar's Legion.
Plus, you mentioned if David Washington was Enclave then became Brotherhood of Steel, the BoS would of known the Enclave threat. Well... Yeah.. The BoS knew the of Enclave existence before David Washington even joined but they thought they were destroyed during the Chosen One Incident and the NCR-Enclave War. The West Coast Brotherhood of Steel knew the existence of the Enclave, but they were weak at the time to fight them.
David Washington wouldn't of known the Enclave was in Raven Rock since he was only a Corporal when the Oil Rig fell. He would of been equally surprised as the BoS would of during the Project Purity incident.
In Short: David Washington's backstory, Vault 116 could happen but its fan-fiction so it isn't canon.
So everything has been fixed/being fixed to your liking to prevent any unnecesarry deletions. You could of just asked things to change instead of "mark them for deletion". Which is why I am being critical since this Wiki's culture still has the "Shoot first, ask questions later" mindset.
You are welcome, where can I find the Wiki's Discord link?
The Kingdom of God
Do you mind if I add Agrippina Jensen into the Kingdom of God page with notable characters. If not, I can change her back story.
The 21 Raider Council
Hey Mongoose. I just wanted to say that The 21 Raider Council is good to edit or to add to by anyone who wants to add a member of the Council. They will just have to go by the guide lines listed in the article for how a person can join the Council and that there must be only 21 Members at a time. Just wanted to tell you this incase your interested in adding to it or something like that. Also because I will be focusing on the other Vermont themed stuff but I have a few other Members I want to add in but I just need some help filling up at 21 member mark. --TrollDragonborn (talk) 02:22, May 9, 2019 (UTC)
No, I just havent finished it. Im thinking of giving it about around 15 days of a trial. Thanks though!