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<3 -Auroñ 08:28, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) --Cali (talk) 12:13, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Marmoxes[edit]

Stupidly tried to fix your correction. You're right ofc. --Spionida (talk) 23:17, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

No worries, it's all good. --Cali (talk) 02:04, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Just to be pedantic, but shouldn't it be "marmoxen"? (As in plural of ox is oxen, cite Dictionary.com). --Wolfie User Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 02:26, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
A better pedantic comparison would be "muskox", although the plural there is still "muskoxen." Unless there is some canonical source that gives the plural of "marmox" as "marmoxes," I would follow the ox/muskox pattern. —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 03:02, 8 January 2015 (UTC
Based on the dialogue of Refugee Lawta, the in-game plural is "marmoxes": "I keep telling myself things could be worse. At least, these Consortium folks are providing meat for us and hay for the marmoxes. Maybe they could use a new guard. Kahn Ur knows I'm not fit for much else." --Cali (talk) 03:30, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Well that's definitive then.  :) --Spionida (talk) 03:47, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Yep, in-game trumps stuffy english dictionary definition. :D --Wolfie User Wolfie sig.jpg (talk|contribs) 04:18, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
We actually discussed this a while ago, with Ish even giving a fancy dat example. Sadly, it's not marmoxen or anything cool like that, just a plain old -es. --Ventriloquist 10:12, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Y'know, I thought we had, but I couldn't remember where. (I checked Talk:Marmox but obviously that was just silly.) —Dr Ishmael User Dr ishmael Diablo the chicken.png 13:14, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Summoned allies[edit]

Thank you for fixing my errors. The word aroused was placed to add spice to the article, but I understand that it might not be wanted within the intro paragraph; when I used it's, it was merely a mistake by typing too fast. >.< I'm so ashamed that I made such a small mistake since I'm a writer. Foxman525 (talk) 18:34, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) We all make mistakes, due to typing too fast or editing while tired or any of a number of other reasons, so don't beat yourself up about it. If it's not a habit you already have, you can use the "Show preview" button (right next to "Save page") to check for errors before you finalize your edits. One thing I would caution you about, however, is how you go about "spicing up" articles. I can understand wanting to make articles more interesting to read, but I can't think of any connotation of "aroused" that would have worked in that article whether it was in the intro paragraph or not. Wiki editing can bit a bit dry sometimes, but I think it's better to have straightforward text that's easily understood than more flowery text that can cause confusion in a reader just looking for factual information. --Cali (talk) 23:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, but I must disagree with you there, and yes I do have a habit of previewing the edits several times before saving it; scan reading can be a b**** sometimes. Here is the definition that I found.
AROUSE (verb) 1.) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) 2.) stop sleeping 3.) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic 4.) cause to be alert and energetic 5.) cause to become awake or conscious 6.) to begin moving 7.) stimulate sexually —User page Foxman525(talk) 03:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, but here we get into the distinction between “connotation” and “denotation”. You’ve listed a dictionary definition, or denotation, that includes a meaning that I, personally, have never come across before. While it may be technically correct that “aroused” can act as a synonym for “summoned” in certain situations per that definition, I don’t think it fits in the context of this article. The most common association I have with “aroused” is to stir sexually or to be awoken from slumber. How many people are going to be familiar with the meaning involving magic? Consequently, I think “aroused” would be a poor choice for this article because the initial connotation would likely be a sexual one rather than a magical one. But, you haven’t actually objected to my removing this particular usage of “aroused”; I assume you are arguing in favor of potentially using “spicy” language in future edits. It’s true that one of the tenets of this wiki is to “be bold” and I don’t want to stifle your willingness to edit. So, good luck with your future edits! --Cali (talk) 05:18, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
I have never seen aroused used that way, that's hilarious. It's not a very good word to use in prose on the article as the game uses the term summon in text.--Relyk ~ talk < 05:51, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
I completely understand where you guys are coming from, but I still disagree with what should and should not be used. If this is going to be some sort of editing war, let us get this straight before I go back and polish up that article. This is the first definition on the dictionary.com 1.) to stir to action; we can apply this definition to Necromancers and how they summon minions since they stir dead bones and flesh into something semi-living. At the least, I ask if I would be able to use this word just for the Necromancer paragraph. —User page Foxman525(talk) 13:41, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Please, continue the conversation here: Aroused? Yes or No

Changing comments[edit]

Oh wow I didn't know I did that but it is actually very explainable. I have a plugin that switches words out for new words, like porbably turns into 'super mega definitely' because I said so(and it's funny). But I didn't know it would do this with the text in when I edit a page. The plugin I'm talking about is called XKCD substitutions, again, sorry! I will disable it while on the wiki. --AdventurerPotatoe 11:53, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Aha, the unforeseen consequences of customized interfaces. Glad it was just a glitch and not intentional mischief. :) --Cali (talk) 12:02, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Haiiii[edit]

what's your ign? can email if you want to keep it on the down low -Auron 06:08, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Hellloooo. My main is Cali Ambergilt. I await what you are going to do with this information with bated breath. --Cali (talk) 06:28, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh, I just signed you up for cat facts, nothing major. -Auron 06:38, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Windows 10 doesn't like me editing panels when I've got them snapped to the side. That was me venting my anger at it. Who knew that part of it actually inputted! G R E E N E R 00:39, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) If that had been the only thing typed, I would have thought it was vandalism. Since it came after a substantive edit, though, I figured something else was afoot. Best of luck in not encountering additional frustration with Windows 10 in the future. --Cali (talk) 01:36, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

...for seemingly always being able to catch the little things others miss, which are usually my typos and grammar issues. I do appreciate it. <3 - Doodleplex 16:44, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) I'm actually amazed by the number of edits you and other prolific editors are able to make and it is inevitable that errors will happen considering the volume of what you're producing. *I* appreciate your enthusiasm for contributing to the wiki and hope you continue to enjoy it without burning out. --Cali (talk) 20:56, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Over a year later, but I'm back with the same sentiments. I don't know how you do it, but you always seeming being on top of pages that get vandalized, and I appreciate it. If you do see a page continuously being hit(like Forged Cache was, I've dealt with it for the time being), feel free to bring it up on the admin noticeboard. Keep up the good work. =) - Doodleplex 23:18, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the kind words! I'd mentioned the possibility of protection in my previous edit summary for that page and didn't know if it was deemed unnecessary or simply overlooked. Considering how busy the wiki has been since Path of Fire was released, it's not surprising it was the latter. I'll try to keep the noticeboard in mind the next time I notice repeated assaults against a specific page. --Cali (talk) 00:53, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Alaina Interwiki[edit]

Hi Cali, I can confirm the ip's edit — oddly enough, the German name of this NPC is Apatia. Consistency at its finest. ;) User Incarnazeus Signature.pngtalk 18:55, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Oh, really? Huh. Nice to learn that the edit wasn't due to inexperience or mischief. Thanks for letting me know! --Cali (talk) 20:12, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Worshipper[edit]

Wow. I looked it up because I still couldn't believe it. Dictionary.com. Used in the late 14th century. FML anet please. --Rain Spell (talk) 05:50, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

I'd bet 5 gold it's a typo made on a Anet's staffers part lol. It and Chilblains can hang out together (it's spelled right here, but according to the API is spelled with two l's which is wrong...oy). - Doodleplex 05:53, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
It is indeed quite possible that this is an error on Anet's part. But I've seen "worshipper" used in the present day, so I don't think it's quite as archaic as Dictionary.com implies. --Cali (talk) 06:11, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Your eye on the RC...[edit]

...it means a lot. Thanks :D. G R E E N E R 18:34, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Honestly, it's my pleasure; I'm often up late my time (Pacific), so I'm happy to make note of any spammers trying to sneak in during low-traffic hours. (Actually, that's probably giving them too much credit -- their approach to spamming is most likely much more scattershot.) Also, as my user page states, I consider myself a bit of a Wiki Gnome, so being able to make minor fixes here and there is quite satisfying. Thank *you* for being willing to take on the mantle of bureaucrat and deal with the more aggravating parts of maintaining such a large wiki. :) --Cali (talk) 02:33, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

astralaria[edit]

why do you keep reverting my edit? every other legendary page lists 2 gifts. The right column is total of gifts. 2 gifts makes 2 gifts, no?The preceding unsigned comment was added by ‎151.227.153.171 (talk).

Huh. Looking at this more closely, it looks like I misunderstood your edit. Under primary ingredients, the gifts had "x2" listed, which I thought meant that the component materials section didn't also need to be listed as 2. But you're right, other legendary pages are set up like what you tried to do. I'll go ahead and revert it back to your change. I'm very sorry about this; please don't let my error discourage you from further editing. If you do stick around, adding an edit summary below the editing window could help prevent future misunderstandings, though, once again, this was my fault, not yours. --Cali (talk) 23:49, 14 December 2017 (UTC)