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Archive 1
August 06, 2010 to December 16, 2010
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December 16, 2010 to January 28, 2012
Archive 3
January 28, 2012 to May 31, 2016

Special Task. Up for it?Edit

ACRudeBox
Never really worked with translation stuff because I get a little perplexed just from looking at kanji, so I'd probably just get confused and annoyed if I tried this, ha. Maybe in the future I'll feel like trying something new and I'll look into this, but for now, I don't think I'd be a good fit for this job, sorry. Thanks for considering me, though! --Leon95 02:57, April 11, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
No problem. Steam achievements can be viewed here, even if you don't own the game. They seem to be the same as the iOS version, but I haven't figured out which are the two that are apparently exclusive to Steam yet. I'll know by the time I'm done with the page though. --Leon95 01:39, April 17, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
ACRudeBox
I was going to do a few more after Black Flan, but Wikia's been really slow today so I gave up on trying to get any work done. ._.
But yeah, I'm happy to help out with making enemy pages. There's a few that I definitely need to get done ASAP, as they are currently disambigs linked on Template:Enemies, so they're clogging up Special:Disambiguations and hurting my efforts to empty that page. I'm up for doing some more after those. --Leon95 00:05, May 23, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
ACRudeBox
Can do. I'm almost done with decapitalisation now (until I get started on categories, although that won't be until I get better at bot stuff), so I could probably get started on Articles to Move tomorrow or the day after. --Leon95 02:01, June 6, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
Yeah, I've noticed a few errors with galleries as I've been editing. These changes are a pain, but I'm sure they'll be better for the wiki in the long run. I'll take a look through UnusedImages now and see if I can help fix some stuff. --Leon95 23:10, June 9, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
Oh, okay, I'll keep that in mind in the future. And I'll move Hornet and sort out all the links when I have time tomorrow, if nobody gets to it before then. --Leon95 22:38, July 4, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
I was actually about to head to bed (it's nearly 4am over here), but I can get started on the FFTS stuff in the morning. Will help out with enemy pages when I can, too. --Leon95 02:45, October 11, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
ACRudeBox
Sure. I'm heading out soon, but I can get started on all that when I get home later. --Leon95 10:36, April 30, 2017 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
I skipped Emerald Weapon by accident and didn't notice until the bot was already on its relinking spree. I'll handle that + Numb Blade now. As for the rest of that category, I'll try to completely empty it soon. I've been meaning to do it for a while, but I'm just being super lazy with wiki stuff lately for various reasons. --Leon95 21:46, April 30, 2017 (UTC)

PoroggoEdit

Cúchulainn Glyph Art
Oh, no problem, I was just looking for quick things to do while trying to waste half an hour. --Leon95 22:25, May 2, 2016 (UTC)

PromotionEdit

Congrats on being promoted to moderator! Tell me whom you'd like to represent you on the Project:Staff page (while there aren't too many options left, if you want to take a character from an inactive moderator we can discuss that). ScatheMote 01:13, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

I don't see Gabranth on there yet, so I'll take him. Thanks! --Leon95 01:21, May 23, 2016 (UTC)
Done. As for the bot, I have a super busy week ahead of me but I'll make it a point to explain the basics to you next weekend, as well as give you the password. In the meantime have a somewhat outdated help page you can look over. Congrats on your promotions! (And as for the yacht — we don't have one, but we do have an Audi you can use) Cat (meowhunt) 03:51, May 23, 2016 (UTC)

Intangir bot Edit

Obviously I can't just leave the bot account password out in the open, so either give me your email or come on IRC some time that I'm on (usually between 2000 UTC and 0500 UTC) for the password.

Now as for the bot software itself. There are two versions of the bot used on MediaWiki the most: AutoWikiBrowser and pywikibot. AWB is the more user-friendly software, however it's considerably less powerful, since its main function is to find-replace over and over on many pages. I don't recall how to set it up for Wikia other than you have to set it to "bot mode" but you could figure it out or ask DrakeyC.

As for Pywikibot, the bot Techno and I use, you can download my version. I run it on Python 2.7.10 but it should work on most 2.6.* or 2.7.* versions. It's supposed to work on 3.* as well but I haven't tried it. If you run it, it may also give some nonsense about dependencies you're missing, which seems to be depend on the OS. If that happens, download what it asks you to or ask me for help.

With my version, family files should be already installed, so you should be able to open up Command Prompt/terminal, cd to the folder where you're storing the bot files, and run

pwb.py login

(or python pwb.py login on Mac and *nix) to log in. You can control log-in information by text-editing user-config.py. You'll notice that the admin account is set to my username, this is the login the bot uses to do deletions etc. (Since you don't have my password on your computer, the bot will simply throw an error if you try to force it to run a deletion script.) Obviously if you become an admin you'll want to change this.

While you're looking through user-config.py you may want to change the following variable until you get a hand of the bot:

# Slow down the robot such that it never makes a second page edit within
# 'put_throttle' seconds.
put_throttle = 1

Default installations of the bot have a throttle of 10 seconds, allowing you to close the bot between an edit if you screw something up.

Now for actually using the bot, the script documentation provides a very long, incomplete list of the different tasks pwb can do. Usually once you get the script up and running, there will be an option to type "a" for always, meaning that the bot won't ask you permission before each edit, it will just do its thing until all the pages you specified have been edited.

Anything you can't figure out from the documentation or trial-and-error, you can see me or Techno about, but here's a few useful commands that I find myself using a lot:

pwb.py replace [generator function]

This brings up a find-and-replace interface which automatically changes a text string over all the pages specified by the generator function. So if you notice that a bunch of pages that say "Pizza pie" but the standard is just "Pizza", you would run this script, and it would change all instances of Pizza pie to Pizza over the pages you told it to go through.

By the way, the most useful generator functions are

  • -ref:"[page name]", which find-and-replaces on all pages that link to a certain page (great for relinking)
  • -filelinks:"[file name]", which find-and-replaces on all pages that include a certain file
  • -transcludes:"[template name]", which works on all pages that use a certain template
  • -cat:"[category name]" which gets all pages in a category
  • -catr:"[category name]" which includes subcategories, subcategories of those subcategories, etc.
  • -start:[page] -ns:[namespace ID] which starts at a certain page and then goes alphabetically through the entire rest of its namespace
  • -start:! -ns:0 which hits every article on the wiki (takes a while to run)
  • -file:"[file name]" which goes through every page listed through a text file saved to the same folder as pwb.py
  • -prefixindex:"[page name]" which goes through every page listed by Special:PrefixIndex. So to get all of Final Fantasy X's subpages, type -prefixindex:"Final Fantasy X/"

A full list of generator functions and other parameters.

replacer.bat

A batch script I made to add tags to pages after making disambigs. Open it up in a text editor and find-replace "Retribution" (or whatever it is right now) with the base name of the page, and "(Shantotto ability)" with the name of the tag you want to add to that page. Then save and run the script, and it will fill out pwb.py replace and run it automatically. (Is not perfect, am working on a better version written in python).

pwb.py category [generator function] [command]

Does lots of stuff with categories. Dunno how well it'll work without admin access but it's worth a shot. MediaWiki manual defines [command] as any of the following options

  • add - mass-add a category to a list of pages
  • remove - remove category tag from all pages in a category
  • move - move all pages in a category to another category
  • tidy - tidy up a category by moving its articles into subcategories
  • tree - show a tree of subcategories of a given category
  • listify - create a page listing all of the articles that are in a category

so type pwb.py category -cat:"Final Fantasy X" remove -from:"Final Fantasy X"

to remove the category "Final Fantasy X" from all pages. This script is kind of confusing so refer to manual for more description.

pwb.py addtext [generator function] -text:"[some text]"

Adds some text to the bottom of pages (-up for the top) specified by the generator function. Good for adding {{sideicon}}s etc.

pwb.py revertbot

Reverts edits the bot made, going backwards from most recent to oldest. If you had a typo or other error, run this until you've reverted all the edits you didn't mean to make.

Sorry if this is a lot to take in, but hopefully you can get the bot up and running to make your maintenance edits considerably less time-consuming. Cat (meowhunt) 02:42, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

Password can be sent to leon3stott[at]gmail.com. Thanks a lot for the help. I'm having an unexpectedly busy week right now, but I'll try this thing out as soon as I can and I'll try not to break everything. --Leon95 13:37, May 31, 2016 (UTC)
Quick update: I got AWB working pretty easily and ran a successful test. Much simpler than I thought it'd be and it'll save me a lot of time in the future! AWB seems like it works fine for my particular needs, but I'll still try out pywikibot when I have a bit more free time, since some of those more complicated functions seem like they could help me in the future. Again, thanks for the help and the access. --Leon95 16:01, May 31, 2016 (UTC)

Just wanted to say, you've been doing a fantastic job with the bot so far. It's been super helpful while I've had limited access to it recently because of my computer's busted wifi (which is now fixed). Anyways, any chance you can add yourself to Project:Staff#Bots? Just a quick sentence next to operators and an FFVII character will do. Thanks!--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 20:41, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

Done. Happy to help. --Leon95 21:28, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

Category renaming Edit

Hey, Leon. Do you know if AWB can rename multiple categories at once? I was wondering if you could decapitalise the categories for the main series games if that's the case. Pywikibot which me and Cat use can only rename one at a time, and we don't really have the time to go through all of them like that.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 17:39, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

Nope, can only rename one at a time. I actually assumed pywikibot could rename multiple categories at once, so I was gonna learn how to use it and decapitalise everything then, but I guess that plan's cancelled now. :/
I can still do it if we have no other options, but it'd obviously take a while since we have thousands of categories. Also, the deletion category would need frequent purging, as it's going to get very full since I can't delete the replaced categories myself. --Leon95 18:53, July 1, 2016 (UTC)
Ah, that's fine, we can just do a few at a time then and gradually get through them. I think Cat or I may be able to write some script to do it faster later on, but doing it gradually may be best for the time being. And not to worry about the deletion category, one things the bot can do is automatically delete everything in it.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 18:56, July 1, 2016 (UTC)

You're a very productive editor Edit

Nice. :) Lots of stuff getting done around here.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 23:57, July 16, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm just trying to make up for my four years of inactivity. :p --Leon95 09:35, July 17, 2016 (UTC)

New ArticlesEdit

ACRudeBox
Yeah, I'd prefer it if we didn't count sequels too since it'll save us a lot of work. I only expanded those pages from disambigs because they were linked on Template:Signature abilities and were clogging up Special:Disambiguations. In retrospect, I probably should've just removed those pages from the template. Feel free to revert them back to disambigs, I didn't put very much effort into them anyway, so they won't be missed. --Leon95 04:03, July 27, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox

Oh, good point, why didn't I just do that before. I should stop editing at 5am, my sleep-deprived brain misses a lot of obvious things. :$ --Leon95 04:33, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

ACRudeBox
Alright, I removed everything I made... I think. As for weapons, I'm busy from now until the weekend, but I can help out then if you're not already done with them. --Leon95 15:47, July 27, 2016 (UTC)

Kingsglaive Reception Section Edit

I believe the section can be removed. If the other film articles don't have them, this one shouldn't, either. The section itself is more appropriate for the general film articles on Wikipedia, which we are not. - The Final Fantasy Nameless Wanderer / Echo of a Wanderer 14:44, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

I'd like to keep the section because I think we should cover all aspects of a release, including the reaction to it by fans/critics. We should really have guidelines about this kind of stuff in place, but Project:Article Layout Guide has nothing on what should go into film/anime articles. I'll cut the section for now for the sake of consistency with the other articles, but I'll propose a page layout in the forums at some point and the community can discuss it further then. --Leon95 15:06, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good. All I care about is consistency. - The Final Fantasy Nameless Wanderer / Echo of a Wanderer 15:11, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

I think reception section is good to have. There are no wiki rules against having one, anything pertaining to a release can be put in its article. As long as the information is actually relevant and doesn't become "some people liked it and some didn't" like I think some reception stuff we had before was, that was removed. Everything is always liked by someone and not liked by someone else, trying to present both sides just sounds stupid if pressed after every point.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 16:56, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Yep, what Kelt and Leon said. Reception sections are useful, particularly if they have sources. I did this with Final Fantasy VII#Reception and Final Fantasy series#Reception, which is mostly based on what Wikipedia does anyway, but I think it's very valid to point out things like the audience reaction on IMDb or Metacritic if they're contrary to the critic reviews. Advent Children and TSW need reception sections as well. The Layout Guide doesn't have anything on films because until now there have only been three. Also, Leon, you could probably just add a film layout straight to the Layout Guide, or just post on its talk page, since I don't think there would be too many issues with adding one anyway.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 17:06, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
What about "sales" section? Is this reliable: "In limited release, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV debuted in 24 theaters and delivered an estimated $114,000"? (US only).(http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4212&p=.htm)Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 17:17, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
"Commercial performance" is probably best for us since most of the films in the series aren't so concerned with box office performance, only TSW was. iirc Kingsglaive received about 0.9 million at the box office so it's grossed a million at theaters, but it'll make most of its money from digital sales most likely.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 17:21, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Alright, added a film section to the layout guide, based on the games one with appropriated wording and irrelevant stuff removed. Feel free to make any additions/changes. I'll edit all the pages some time this week so that they conform to this layout and I'll see if I can write out some Reception sections for the pages that need it. --Leon95 21:24, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Yeah, seems good. Since it's largely the same as games, I merged it under a "Media release" header so it can work for books/games as well. Probably easier to do it that way and save space. If we ever decide to change them massively, then they can be split.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 21:41, August 22, 2016 (UTC)
That looks better to me too. I thought of merging them, but I couldn't think of a good header name. :p --Leon95 21:46, August 22, 2016 (UTC)

Sphere Break rant Edit

The sad thing is that Sphere Break really isn't that hard to understand. I wonder if that rant qualifies for the Nalbina Dungeons... probably not funny enough :P -- Sorceror Nobody Flan 00:06, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, but you're wrong. If a master of maths like this anon couldn't figure it out, then clearly Sphere Break is an impossible game, and we should all stop contributing and go eat shit.
I'd personally vote to put it in the Nalbina Dungeons, because people getting ridiculously angry over mundane things is comedy gold to me. Thanks for reminding me about that page, by the way, I just read through it again and had a good laugh. That entry about height is amazing. --Leon95 00:42, September 8, 2016 (UTC)
It is indeed comedy gold. Dungeon'd. Cat (meowhunt) 01:22, September 8, 2016 (UTC)

Image help Edit

Here's the situation: Miyuron has taken good care of the FFRK image uploads, but a nasty parsing bug on the Wikia side stops images with the apostrophe or percent sign from being read while embedded in an infobox or other template in desktop views, causing them to disappear in those views. I've reported that bug, but it hasn't been fixed.

This led to me having to work around use of two images by creating copies, renaming those files, and then re-uploading both files. So, I'd like some things to happen here:

  1. Replace references to "FFRK The Coil's Light xxxxx.png" (where xxxxx is usually "Event" or "JP" without quotes). The new name, which is the official title of the event, is "Doorway to Another Realm xxxxx.png"; no quotes).
  2. Delete the dupes (the original Coil's Light images).
  3. Help create a reminder notice that until Wikia fixes its own gaffe, we need to avoid uploading images named with the bugged characters; or at least we should warn users that this may happen under specific conditions.

Thank you for your time. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 20:00, September 12, 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I took care of points 1 and 2. As for 3, I suppose we could add a warning about this to MediaWiki:Uploadtext, but I don't think that's really necessary, since this bug only occurs under very specific circumstances and will only affect a very small minority of uploaded files. Plus, it's easily fixed by having a mod move the offending file to a name that works. If you notice the bug again in the future, just let me know and I'll sort things out. --Leon95 20:49, September 12, 2016 (UTC)
Much obliged. If I may make a suggestion, you might want to recolor the "95" in your sig to account for the darker skin on the desktop. It's all black. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 22:46, September 12, 2016 (UTC)
Oh, thanks for pointing that out, I somehow hadn't noticed. It's gonna be weird not having my red/black colours that I've had for 6 years now, but I suppose readability is more important than that. --Leon95 23:53, September 12, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I was only considering level 100 but the entire table for Doomtrain and Bahamut are flipped. It's an error from the Ultimania. I'll edit the whole table this time with your permission.

108.53.0.110 16:35, September 23, 2016 (UTC)

You don't need my permission, go ahead and change it if you think it's wrong. Somebody who knows VIII better than me can check if you're correct or not. --Leon95 16:48, September 23, 2016 (UTC)

Bot updates Edit

Hey, Leon! Just wanted to update you on two things, Cat and I have discussed this on IRC but I'll let you know here:

  1. From now on, the plan is for all move requests to be on Project:Articles to Move, which is supposed to be a wiki-wide project page now. Can you put this on your watchlist so you know to use the bot to move pages listed there?
  2. In the coming weeks, I will be working on a script to mass-rename categories to lowercase. However, it probably won't be perfect, and there may be a few stragglers, so you can probably get them as well.

Thanks! Great work around here as usual, it's awesome to have the help.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 22:59, October 26, 2016 (UTC)

Got it, thanks for letting me know. --Leon95 00:38, October 27, 2016 (UTC)
No prob. Also, partly related, but I'm also planning on expanding the new wiki projects pages by the time FFXV releases, to maybe turn some of the traffic into editors. I was wondering if you wanted to help create a Project:Maintenance page or something, that gives help with things like Disambiguations link fixing and the Special Pages maintenance? And if there are any other project pages you wanted to make?--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 18:52, October 27, 2016 (UTC)
Sure, that sounds like a good idea. I might be able to write something later tonight, but if not, I'll most likely get it done at the weekend. No other ideas for project pages come to mind right now, but I'll think about it and will let you know if I come up with anything. --Leon95 20:23, October 27, 2016 (UTC)
Awesome. Base page created. I'd just include general tips for categorizing, for sorting out each special page and then some wiki categories (though I'd mention the bot can handle the BrokenRedirects and UnusedRedirects and that UnusedImages are handled on the Updating Images project page). That and just the fact that Maintenance work is often less intense than adding content and is fairly easy for new people to get into, etc.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 21:24, October 27, 2016 (UTC)

New Special Task!Edit

ACRudeBox
Yeah, I can do that. I wanted to use my whole weekend to actually play WoFF, but it turns out I'll only have limited access to my PS4 for the next few days, so I guess I'll use that extra free time to work on WoFF wiki stuff instead. I'll start on it later today. --Leon95 11:23, October 29, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
I've added up to Holy Dragon so far. I'll continue adding stuff tomorrow morning, but feel free to pick up where I left off if you have nothing else to do. --Leon95 21:45, October 29, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
ACRudeBox
Oh wow, you did so much, great job! I'll go over the pages a little later and see if I can add anything else.
Also, unrelated, but I saw your request about XV images on Project talk:Updating Images. I took a quick look and there are a lot that we definitely don't need, as well as some that I know I could find homes for. I'll set aside some time soon to go through them all. --Leon95 12:23, October 30, 2016 (UTC)
ACRudeBox
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I'll put it on my list, but I can't promise it'll be done anytime soon as I have a lot on my plate right now already, sorry. --Leon95 12:11, October 31, 2016 (UTC)
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WoFFEdit

ACRudeBox
I've been considering that myself. I think it'd be best to have the Mirage page detail the gameplay mechanic, and move the list/gallery to List of WoFF enemies. Basically, we'd handle it similarly to how we cover the Paradigm Pack from XIII-2... so then maybe we'd have to create a list similar to Final Fantasy XIII-2 paradigm pack monsters but for Mirages. Maybe. I'll think about it a bit more. --Leon95 01:28, November 3, 2016 (UTC)
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Borjitasstoi (talk) 10:39, December 9, 2016 (UTC)

SuperbossEdit

¿Excuse me? but this is not considered superboss the omega weapon in Final Fantasy XV? or ¿omega weapon its different monster? i dont played this game my knownledge its based for watching videos

MMIV Edit

Thanks for correcting the links on MMIV, I auto-generated the wikitext for the fights then forgot to make sure the links didn't point to disambiguations. I should have it in the future Cat (meowhunt) 01:31, May 26, 2017 (UTC)

No problem. --Leon95 01:42, May 26, 2017 (UTC)

Dissidia pages Edit

Not convinced we'll have to move them because of the 2018 release, the game did still release in 2015 in Japan.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 11:33, June 7, 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I think I misunderstood the announcement a little. Thought the JP arcade release was also being renamed to Dissidia NT, but it looks like that's staying as just Dissidia. Should be fine to leave the page where it is. --Leon95 11:40, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
If the arcade release has the same name, then yup, no need to rename (though I'm curious if Dissidia NT is considered a different game in this case? won't need moving, but will need to create a lot of new pages...). We'll see at E3, probably.
btw for references it's better you use the citation templates for proper reference formatting and to check if it was done right in future.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 11:50, June 7, 2017 (UTC)
The name the game is known as in North America should be the name we use on the wiki, though?Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 15:50, June 7, 2017 (UTC) EDIT: Right, there is no English version announcement. Got it got it. If it gets localized it might have a yet new name, who knows.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 16:00, June 7, 2017 (UTC)

Category merge(s) Edit

Looks like we still have several categories needing decap, so I was wondering if you could help resolve an unintended split, please.

Basically, a category such as "Category:Final Fantasy Record Keeper Screenshots" needs to be merged into "Category:Final Fantasy Record Keeper screenshots". Can the bot do such a thing? Swordzmanp236 (talk) 00:41, July 22, 2017 (UTC)

Most screenshot categorisation is handled through Template:Screenshot, so if we wanted to decap FFRK Screenshots, we'd have to decap every other screenshot category at the same time. It's definitely something that's easily doable, I just don't have much free time at the moment so I don't know when I'll be able to dedicate time to organising it all. I might be able to handle it this Sunday, but can't guarantee anything. --Leon95 09:46, July 22, 2017 (UTC)

Bot task Edit

Hey, if you get the chance, is there a chance you could run the bot on every subcategory of Category:Maintenance to add __HIDDENCAT__ to them all (if it isn't there already)? For some reason, pywikibot's add_text.py refuses to run on category pages, and when you set it to run only on namespace 14 (the category namespace), it just stops running. Don't suppose AutoWikiBrowser would be able to do it? Thanks!--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 19:42, January 11, 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Leon95 13:05, January 12, 2019 (UTC)
Late... seems to have worked, thanks! I think a couple were missed, but it's fine, can do those manually as I come across them.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 00:44, January 16, 2019 (UTC)
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