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Gourra

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518 Edits since joining this wiki
October 24, 2009

Welcome

Hi, welcome to Borderlands Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Scooter page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- XPhoenix777 (Talk) 09:56, October 24, 2009

Roland skill page

What is your reasoning for the removal of the links to Roland's skill on Roland's skill section. It seems useful to me to have them there. Let me know what you think.--JohnJet 20:40, October 25, 2009 (UTC)

Tooltips

I saw your message in the forum about not being able to create/edit MediaWiki:Tooltips.js, and because you've proven that you know what you're doing, I just gave you admin status. You've done some great technical work already, and I can't wait to see how sexy you make the character build template. :-) JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 18:34, October 30, 2009 (UTC)

Someone screwing with the weapons page

Unregistered User 86.22.157.182 keeps messing with the weapons page, and I have undone his stupid edits twice. Please do something. --Saphireking65 01:56, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

Categories

I added Categories link to all the Weapons. That's why I added the category 010011110100110101000111. because this way we can categorise all weapon with the same Description.--Rubyus 03:16, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

Interesting. --Gourra (talk) 03:17, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

What's the plan?

So, how do things work here? I worked MUCH on Fallout wiki, The Vault. We had a plan to restore raw information into "readable" information. How do we do it here? Any plans, etc? --Goekhan 06:17, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

I'm not really sure, there should be a boilerplate made for each thing, like locations and NPCs, but I don't have a plan to do that right now. What information did you have in mind? --Gourra (talk) 12:03, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
Nothing actually. Categorizing/listing weapons&shields now would be very inaccurate without much data. Also manufacturer has a very big effect on the weapon stats, so there shouldn't be SS'es of the weapons or there should be multiple. Aside from weapons etc, quests would be what people are seeking mostly I think. --Goekhan 15:54, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
Actually, they aren't called quests, they are called missions, and to be honest that's what they should be called here too. Missions wouldn't be much of a problem, it's just that people usually just run through the quests right away. --Gourra (talk) 16:00, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

Hey, what if we were to find out parts of the algorithm which actually created all the guns? Explanation; Every gun has some effects, like +65% damage. If you would divide the damage of the gun by 1.65, you would get the base damage of that gun. If you were to have multiple guns of the same kind and level requirement (i.e. bad repeater, lvl req. 13), but from different manufacturers, you would at least be able to tell the percentage of the base damage that gets altered because of different manufactures at a lvl 13 repeater pistol. You could index every single gun in Borderlands using this method, except special, named, guns which have red text. Does this sound like a good idea? You would be able to catagorisise an complete section, i.e. combat rifle cobras, with only 1 gun. Apesap 15:51, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Roland skills

Do you think it's really handy to colour the links black? I mean, people won't readily click the links if they don't know that they are links. not everything has to look slick, it's a user interface. made for people to use. not to look as slick as possible --TNT LotLP 20:59, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

I made the links black because it looks better with the rest of the text (and the background in the Scorpio Turret case). You could always make a note at the top saying "Click the link for more information about the skill" or something of the sort. --Gourra (talk) 22:56, November 1, 2009 (UTC)



It looks MUCH better with the black font, and anyone scanning over the skill trees will soon realize they're links. I say change it back. --Aelwrath45 21:59, November 2, 2009 (UTC)



Hardly, I think the brown-ish is much nicer, but if all of you agree, you win. this is a democracy after all. but there should be a string of text somewhere that says "Click the skill to find out more about it" or "more information" or.. you get the picture. I really don't care about the font colour, I just thought the links were easier to see without the black colour, what a hassle.

Reducing unnecessary spacing?

Why are you removing "unnecessary" spacing on the mission infobox. It makes it unreadable and it also breaks it. Every quest page now has something like "{{#ifeq:The Doctor Is In|Template:Infobox mission|| " on it. I am going to revert the changes --Klusark 15:55, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Image licensing

Are you aware that the edit you made to Common.js (in addition to enabling the tooltips, which is awesome) forces a user to choose a form of licensing before being able to upload an image? I assume this is how it's handled at WoWWiki (where you got the code from), but this is the first time I've ever tried to upload an image with this effect, so it took me a couple minutes to figure out why the Upload button was grayed out. If you meant to do this, I would suggest discussing it in a forum topic first, so that the rest of the admins/community can decide if they want it or not. If you didn't mean to do it, could you remove the code causing it? Thanks. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 19:38, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

I was not aware that this was added with Common.js. I've removed that section. --Gourra (talk) 22:36, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!

Hey, thanks for the fix. Do you know what happened, so I can avoid doing it again? RinArenna 23:56, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

That happen every time you begin a line with a space. For example:
This one starts with a space.

This one doesn't start with a space. --Gourra (talk) 23:58, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Oh my gosh, thank you. x.x So, avoid putting spaces at the front... Noted, thanks Gourra! --RinArenna 23:59, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Gourra, I need your help. I want to add a weapon to the SMG category, including a .gif image I made for it, but uh... I'm quite new to Wiki editing... --RinArenna 00:14, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Create the article by writing the name of the SMG in the URL (http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/<the smg name>), or create it with Special:CreatePage. Then use the Infobox weapon template to fill in the information about the SMG. --Gourra (talk) 00:20, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I figured it out thanks to you, and thanks to the Dahl TD12 page. n-n; I went into the code view and was like, "Ohhhh, duh.... That's how you add those..." Pff, I can be so dense at times.

But, thanks for the help, also the image I added is animated. Heh, thank my brother for taking the screenshots. He found the weapon too~! --RinArenna 00:37, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

I created a .gif icon as an Infinity symbol for the Eridian weapons, how would I go about adding it to them? ( I'm not quite sure how to embed the image into the box.. x.x; ) --RinArenna 01:15, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Make a link to the file (like File:EridianSymbol.gif) and then click the link to upload the image, or go to Special:Upload to upload it right away. --Gourra (talk) 01:20, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm still working on it. Meh, I'm gonna go with a little .png for transperancy since it's not animated. It just, with the shading it looks too ugly. x.x I also uploaded a fixed .gif before I figured I'd change it to a .png... -Sigh.- I wish there was a part I could test this stuff with. But, meh, I doubt many will mind. --RinArenna 01:49, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Build Format

I will work on it when I have more time, though I simply put them there to give ideas to others, more than to be an actual guide.

how do we get somebody banned?

mingebag has been posting pictures of a uncircumsized penis all over this site and i believe dave (117?) has been trying to fix all of it but its getting out of hand... all of the forums in the "watercooler" forum are replaced by that picture and im really getting tired of every other page being "a picture" with everything gone...

Class pages

Brick's page has a typo in the gameplay section that should read "less accurate at long range."

Lilith's page is also contradictory by stating in paragraph one that there are only 6 sirens and in paragraph 2 that 13 people have this ability.

Roland's page under the gameplay section should read "By far he is the best support class because his turret can be upgraded to heal, regenerate ammo, and even fire rockets."

Mordecai page still indicates that his Bloodwing is hawk/bird.

You have been very helpful thus far and I just thought I would bring these minor discrepancies to your attention.--Markfriedman 15:28, November 4, 2009 (UTC)


You realize that you have the ability to edit things yourself, right? Wikia sites tend to not work exclusively through delegation. --Aelwrath45 15:36, November 4, 2009 (UTC)


It's never been said that the Bloodwing is a Rakk. Do you have any fact that back this up? A screenshot comparison? For now it would stay that it looks like a red bird of some sort. --Gourra (talk) 15:49, November 4, 2009 (UTC)


I tried to edit it and it said I didn't have this right, I figured because of the recent trolling of the character pages. Also, if you turn off any artifacts and simply release bloodwing out inside of a small space (a shed or a room or just something he can get caught on) you will see he has webbed wings, and a tail that closely resembles the little creatures that appear in the cave after you fight the Raak Hive. okay i just got a screenshot, but bloodwing is a little hazy in it, though you can still see he doesn't have feathers and the three/four long tail spots are there. http://borderlandsguide.com/wiki/bloodwing

--Markfriedman 19:51, November 4, 2009 (UTC)


You're right, Markfriedman, it's totally some kind of alien bat. Sorry for undoing your edit, I assumed it was vandalism like everything else recently changed on the Mordecai page, noone had ever suggested here (or anywhere else that I know of) that Bloodwing was anything but a bird. Again, my apologizes. --Aelwrath45 02:37, November 5, 2009 (UTC)



It's quite alright, it was more from a curiousity standpoint than anything. Also, I think I've figured out what it is. It's one of those little birds that are level one and only appear underground late in the game, like after the fight with the rakk hive and somewhere before the *spoiler* big monolith in the mountain before the final fight. They are called trasheaters or trash birds or something. They seem just like a last minute added part of the ecology since they never really showed agression towards my character and just flew away. Can't say for sure, because they move fast, but they definately have the same tail and are the same size as Bloodwing.--Markfriedman 13:16, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Protection of pages so early on...

Protection is a pretty drastic measure on such a young wiki, it seems like the wrong way to go.

Can't we just give Spency, the person who keeps adding their personal list of weapons, a warning and move on?Anpheus 18:08, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

Registered users can still edit the pages. It will keep vandalism down. I think its a good idea. --Klusark 20:06, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

New Article

Actually Gourra, I do have A question - how do I create a new article because I'm really interested in doing so, if you could let me know that'd be great Thanks.

Sorry I should've left my username —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gibbo229 (talkcontribs)

That's alright; just type ~~~~ after what you write and it will show your user name automatically.
You can use Special:CreatePage to create a new article. --Gourra (talk) 13:51, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Bureaucrat

Hi Gourra. I noticed someone complained in the forum about vandalism being rampant on the wiki. You seem to be the only admin active during the last few days, plus I saw that you've been undoing vandalism, so I changed your status to Bureaucrat. Feel free to promote other worthy editors to admin to help fight the vandals. I'll help out too, but I'm quite busy with other projects, so I think it would be a good idea to grow the admin team if the vandalism is as bad as it's being described. Keep up the great work, and let me know if there's anything else I can do. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 18:56, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

templates

sorry, i can't seem to get templates to work for my build, any help?

Creating wepons

hi guis (sory but i am portuguese so i don t now tiping very well):

i was just here in my house loking to the wiki borderlands page and i have an idea!:way we don t creat a mixer of wepons? i mean we have the chance to pu the skill points in the classes right? so we can have a wepans criater sistem! a free one, here in the wiki?

waht do you say?(again sory if you don t understand a worde of waht i say but its not my foult) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mordecai The Hunter (talkcontribs)

Sorry, but a weapon creation system won't be available. --Gourra (talk) 22:24, November 6, 2009 (UTC)

Re:Welcome

Thanks for the welcome. I'm new to editing Wikia, but i really do like playing Borderlands, so I thought i'd give this site a go. I'll try to add more weapons as and when i get them. If i need help, i'll be sure to ask :) thanks

Ok , thanks ;)

posting a weapon

hiya, i just made my first comment yesterday, but i wanted to make an article but was unsure how to correctly do so. i would appreciate if you took my comment under SMG and turned it into a weapon article. i can try to get you a screen shot if needed. THX!--Lepercon 16:34, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

Need Help Posting Article/Forum Discussion Thing

Hi, I was trying to post an article in the forum and everytime I clicked save page it always said that the spam blocker blocked it. So can you please reply to this and tell me how to fix it. Thanks--Ssw33tnss 18:25, November 9, 2009 (UTC)Ssw33tness

That depends on what you were trying to write. Some words and/or URL's are automatically blocked. --Gourra (talk) 20:33, November 9, 2009 (UTC)
I was just trying to ask like what are the best smgs for lilith and if anyone wants to do a playthrough.

Disambiguation text color

The disambiguation text color on http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Gearbox is all white, which is a problem because the background is also white. Not sure which template defines this, though. --Lagged 02:11, November 11, 2009 (UTC)

Expansion

hi yes i was wondering if you could make add the new expansion into your side bar feel free to edit what ever you want to the article im just saying help get the word out about the expansion ty Emmd

Expansion

hi yes i was wondering if you could make add the new expansion into your side bar feel free to edit what ever you want to the article im just saying help get the word out about the expansion ty Emmd

just a note about your revolver bloodwing build, for a class mod to work currently, you have to have at least one point in the skill it affects.--198.82.73.40 18:00, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

screenshots

how do u take screenshots on ps3

I was thinking of starting a league for borderlands arena so heres wat ive been thinking of we have a league 2 people on a team and we set up time of matches and will have wins and losses and at the end will have the champions. The 4 teams with the most kills will go to playoffs. I could use some help and people so if anyone likes this idea talk to me.

Sorry Gourra

I added a page, but accidentally scripted it as an entire weapon category. I've flagged the page for deletion, and will resubmit the page information elsewhere. TheParagon 02:35, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Build

Hi

I just wanna know, you start with wich skill tree in your template ? infantery, support or medic ?

Thx


(sorry for my english I'm french ^^ )

RfA for LobStoR

Please see thread at Forum:RfA for LobStoR. Thanks,   LobStoR name   talk  contribs  12:10, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

Tooltips

Hi there! :D I'm an admin in Assassin's Creed Wiki. I noticed that you have a very nice tooltip function here, and I'd like to implement that on ACWiki too :D I thought I should let you know XD - SilverSummonerTaLk 14:52, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

categories

i am looking for a way to do away with weapons being added to alien guns automatically by infobox weapon. i would like them to be added to eridian weapons instead. any advice?   Dr. F     Chemicalweapon     Wordpress shovel     Boston globe bullhorn   03:03, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

The category has been changed to Eridian weapons. --Gourra (talk) 06:21, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

thank you. i dont think i would have found it @ twc. got me some learnin to do.   Dr. F     Chemicalweapon     Wordpress shovel     Boston globe bullhorn   17:51, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

rollbackers

warblade and nagamarky. volunteered and vetted.   Dr. F     Chemicalweapon     Wordpress shovel     Boston globe bullhorn   11:39, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

Done and done. --Gourra (talk) 11:43, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

New Wikia feature - Chat

Hi! I'm Mark, from Wikia's Content Team. I'm excited to announce a brand-new Wikia feature - the Chat. The chat has been available for a while in beta, but it was recently added to WikiaLabs, meaning that any local sysop can activate the feature on their wiki! The chat is an excellent way to communicate with less experienced editors and new visitors to the wiki, without having to explain the process of editing entirely using talk pages. In addition to that, the chat also allows you to discuss news about the game easily without having to renew a page all the time waiting for the new messages bubble. Just to be clear, Wikia is not forcing this feature on any wiki, it's completely optional. However, we do recommend the feature as it'll only make editing easier, and attract more editors to the wiki. To activate the feature, visit Special:WikiaLabs and activate the chat. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to leave me a message on my talk page! Cheers, Mark@Wikia (talk) 22:27, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

hi, i'm a new member, i want to add some quotes from maya and others, and i cant find the editing button. Dr. F said it locked due to heavy vandalism and i must say hi to other admins to get enough edits to not be new anymore. thank you for noticing this, and hi!Ahot (talk) 15:50, November 21, 2012 (UTC)

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