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I am a no knowledge, no skill, no good thief[edit]

But I am very good at copy and paste. Is it true that you designed the main wiki page? If so first I would like to give you credit since I am using it for my user page. Second I would really like to change the heavy black bars with white writing into say red with black type. I think I understand the rest of the "code" that makes up the page but can't find the part that makes the "header bars". Any help would be greatly appreciated. Yoe Dude (talk) 18:52, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

While I was a significant voice in the discussion, the actual implementation came from Alfa-R and credit belongs primarily to him. That being said, this is the code that controls how the main page headers appear.
#mainpagenavigation th {
font-family:EasonPro,"Times New Roman", serif;
text-shadow:rgba(0,0,0,0.75) 0 0 .25em;
You could change the font color within that sheet easily. The trickier part would be changing the background color; it is an image, so you would need to download the image, edit the color yourself using GIMP or another photoeditor and then reupload it in your userspace and then change the background-image property of the above div class to direct to that. I hope that helps. Aqua (talk) 19:19, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
The background color isn't an image, that image is just the alpha-channel gradient. The color is #444. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:21, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the correction. Ishmael is correct, the background-color is a color and the background-image is an image. That being said, the background image used on the main page is not just a gradient (as it is with the infobox headers, etc.), it is in fact an image that acts independent of the background color. Here is the background-image used on the main page (note the opacity and the grey color) and here is the one used elsewhere (note the transparency and lack of color). Aqua (talk) 20:31, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Oops, I didn't realize it was a completely different image on the MP. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 20:40, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. I had guessed it was "mainpagenavigation" but couldn't find the code you posted. I need to think some here, but I at least know I need to call the thing something else or I screw everything up, I'll try it on a sandbox once I think some. And I'll add a credit's part again to my user page =). Yoe Dude (talk) 20:58, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

<reset indent> Ok, I gave it a try. My test is located on my Sandbox. I hope that uses my red image with black letters, but I have no clue how to "save/name" this file. I think I would also would need to change the {| id="mainpagenavigation" width="100%" part to {| id="useryoedudepagenavigation" width="100%" on my userpage and could even use multiple headers. Sorry I'm still kind of clueless here. Yoe Dude (talk) 06:12, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Yeah so basically you're going to Special:MyPage/common.css, and pasting the following onto it:
#useryoedudepagenavigation th {
font-family:EasonPro,"Times New Roman", serif;
text-shadow:rgba(0,0,0,0.75) 0 0 .25em;
The bit of text immediately after the hash sign (#) is a reference to an identity tag, which will be the same as the id you place at the top of the table, just like you typed above. this causes the table to use the formatting from the cascading-style-sheet (css) -Chieftain AlexUser Chieftain Alex sig.png 07:52, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Preview Play Day, August 2nd[edit]

There's a Preview Play Day this Friday and we currently are lacking a representative to take part in it. If you're free this Friday and would have a good chunk of time before the update releases next week to write up some stuff, please say something here. Felix Omni Signature.png 20:42, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Preview Play Day[edit]

Hi Aqua,

Can you please send me an email to so that I can share the details about the Preview Play Day?

Thanks! --Stephane Lo Presti talk 20:12, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

The email has been sent. :) Aqua (talk) 20:15, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

IRC please[edit]

If you can Felix Omni Signature.png 16:17, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

sneaky new "explorer" title — orly?[edit]

re: Explorer achievements

I suppose if you consider it "sneaky" to describe the requirements in the update notes, but forget to mention the title.

(More seriously: thanks for adding it to the appropriate article.) – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 02:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: RFA and also Welcome Back[edit]

I've been trying to think since I saw your vote how to say this without coming off condescending or self-aggrandizing... But it really warms my heart to see how far you've come in terms of maturity. You were always a fantastic editor, and I know you were pretty unhappy with me back then over your RFA. Obviously I wouldn't expect you to be holding a grudge by now, but still... It means a lot that you think highly of me. So thank you. I really hope you wind up sticking around. - Tanetris (talk) 14:06, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

I went down a rabbithole of looking back through my various internet communities and while digging through the Ariyen saga (which I still find morbidly fascinating), I noticed you were up for RfR. I know my opinion doesn't carry any weight on this wiki anymore, but I figured I'd give my perspective since I feel like mine is relatively unique. You and I both know that I stopped editing because I was angry that you had denied me what I felt I was owed. How dare you, correctly, call me out for thinking that adminship is a reward for accumulating enough good boy points. At least my idiot 16-year-old self did not post the wall of text I had pointedly titled "Call It A Ragequit" in response. For that I am very thankful.
I support your RfR now because I've had a lot of opportunity (in the last 8... oh god it's been 8 years) to explore actual leadership in my own life, and I've found that the "getting things done behind the scenes" is where I really shine. I think you and I are similar in this regard. It appears to me that the active community on this wiki does not appreciate this variety of leadership, but I don't think that makes it any less valid. As an aside, I think it's kind of neat that I went from being a champion of the new blood to a defender of the old guard that I once opposed; time and experience really do have a way of messing with things. Speaking candidly, I don't think you're going to keep your bcrat seat based on the way things are going right now. I don't think that's the "correct" outcome but I think it is the one that will occur. Either way though, I believe in your vision, for whatever that's worth.
As for whether I'll stick around, I'm not sure yet... I started playing GW2 again because my friend needed a healer for a raid static group, but I'm already kind of getting tired of the "t4 fractals every day + raids on saturday/tuesday" schedule. I'll probably grind out my Astralaria (currently building the tier 2 precursor) and then slumber on my wiki-dragon hoard for another 1.5 years. I guess we'll see.
(Also, who's a guy got to kill to get a Discord invite?) Aqua[talk] 23:03, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Discord It's right there. :D —Kvothe (talk) 23:15, 18 June 2020 (UTC)