User talk:Meneth

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Hell, you're fast... Shierholzer (talk) 19:40, 13 January 2014 (CET)

Instant email alerts are rather useful. ~ Meneth (talk) 19:40, 13 January 2014 (CET)
So each time someone edits something on one of your wikis, you'll get a mail? Hell, that must be annoying... Shierholzer (talk) 20:00, 13 January 2014 (CET)
I've gotten about 12 000 wiki emails since late April. It's easily manageable; on average I get something like 50 a day, and most of them only take some seconds to check. ~ Meneth (talk) 20:15, 13 January 2014 (CET)


I was wondering if you could add the old Vicky/HOI2/EU2 wikis here as well. I would like to help manage them, although they are not commonly played anymore. Prussia (talk) 03:53, 11 March 2014 (CET)

They're so rarely played it is unlikely they would repay hosting costs. ~ Meneth (talk) 11:20, 11 March 2014 (CET)

I understand. Prussia (talk) 09:22, 17 March 2014 (CET)

Republican Spain Issue

Republican Spain's "Decisions and Events" section says "Only decision is the neutrality lowering decision and the only event is the civil war". However, when I checked both the events and decisions pages (The former was by accident, as I had tried to locate the decision involving neutrality in the EVENTS page), the only entries in either one were only for the Spanish Civil War event (Somewhat more confusingly, the event is located under the heading of simply "Spain", instead of each Spain's respective country identifiers, which are non-existent on either page). As a result, the Spanish factions' shared decision/event section has only one entry that's the same for each section, which happens to be for an EVENT. Clarification is needed as to what this elusive decision is, as I have no clue what it is or should be. I suppose I would look for it, but I actually don't have a copy of Hearts Of Iron III, so I can't. If you could clarify the event, its location on the wiki, or locate/add the decision from the game into the wiki, I would appreciate it. Just thought you should know.

I can't say I'd know where it is either. The neutrality lowering decision however is a decision common to all unaligned nations. ~ Meneth (talk) 00:37, 8 August 2014 (CEST)
Any chance the wiki has a link to the neutrality lowering decision?--Prussia (talk) 23:08, 12 August 2014 (CEST)
Not that I can find, at least. ~ Meneth (talk) 23:09, 12 August 2014 (CEST)

Server costs

Are your server costs for each individual domain/wiki you have, or for a total page amount of some sort? If it's the former, then I have a plan that could make completely (Or almost entirely) obsolete.--Prussia (talk) 22:09, 21 August 2014 (CEST)

The server itself has essentially no marginal cost for increasing the number of wikis. The domains cost money though, so that's the main marginal cost. My ISP also charges for pointing a domain to a subdomain on a server, which is rather silly, so that's also a marginal cost. I plan on eventually changing to a different ISP though, so that cost is going to be gone by the time my current ISP bills me again. The subdomains themselves cost me nothing though. ~ Meneth (talk) 22:48, 21 August 2014 (CEST)
From what I gathered, the main cost is from each individual wiki's website, and I'm not sure I've seen a real subdomain on any of the wikis yet (Though I may not know what I'm looking for). If what I'm assuming is right, it should be possible for my idea to not really cost anything at all in terms of increased costs for you.--Prussia (talk) 16:24, 22 August 2014 (CEST)
Explain your idea then. An example of a subdomain would be (though that'll direct you over to ~ Meneth (talk) 16:25, 22 August 2014 (CEST)
It's fairly simple (I'm sort of attempting a variation on the Fallout Wiki, although that attempt predates this), actually. It's been somewhat established already that the Paradoxian wikis are somewhat terrible, ridden with typos, redlinks, entire missing areas, unexplained mechanics, among other things. So far, we've rectified many of these errors even improved upon them, making our current wiki sites superior to their predecessor's. However, they still have at least one advantage over us: They're the only reliable wikis for the predecessors of OUR wiki sites. In other words, they have Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun's wiki, in addition to the EUII and Hearts of Iron II wiki, and we don't. Yes, I know that the wikis are meant to be dedicated to their intended games. However, I suggest that we can create a separate section for each predecessor in their respective successor's wiki here (Except EUII. No one really plays that ever. Even the Paradoxian wiki acknowledges that by having nearly nothing on the EUII wiki). After all, this new wiki was created to provide a better knowledge database for Paradox players. I would be willing to go into further detail, but I fear that it would be wasted (However, I do wish to point out it can be differentiated from the current material by making a note, such as Soviet_Union_(HOI_2). It's labelled as being separate from the HOI III USSR page. Not only that, it avoids having to create another domain.). Alternately, if you had an account on the Paradoxian wikis, I could try to edit the pages there, since I was unable to create an account due to the seemingly permanent lock on account creation there. If the former, I can manage the separate entries, labeling, editing, and anything else that might arise.--Prussia (talk) 19:40, 22 August 2014 (CEST)
Ah. I don't think it'd make too much sense to have those pages be part of another wiki, though it could perhaps work as a separate namespace. I don't think it is currently worth the effort, but after the server move I'm planning on doing at some point it would be possible to add those wikis as subdomains to ~ Meneth (talk) 19:42, 22 August 2014 (CEST)

Structure of the guides

Hi Meneth I enjoy and want to rewrite a lot of country guides, my question is army makeup should it be discussed both in Technology and in its own section? I find a lot of information is being duplicated should army makeup be discussed in technology or as a seperate section? Synapse11 (talk) 12:46, 5 May 2015 (CEST)

There's no real guidelines for that currently. So do whatever you feel makes the guide most useful. ~ Meneth (talk) 13:01, 5 May 2015 (CEST)

Why is there so much spam?

I see a TON lately.

Because some ass (most likely you, what with the timing), keeps posting it. ~ Meneth (talk) 14:49, 7 May 2015 (CEST)
I didn't do anything! It is coming from various proxies, or some guys on /b/.--Soldier (talk) 15:31, 7 May 2015 (CEST)
The timing of your registration seems rather... unlikely. Especially considering you're using a VPN/proxy of some sort. Coincidences do sometimes happen though.
Regardless, I have no plans to ban this account unless it or your IP is used for anything bannable. ~ Meneth (talk) 15:38, 7 May 2015 (CEST)
Thanks :) I think maybe you should block all proxies, or disable VPN editing? Wikipedia does that. And, make sure that you restrict ASCII vandalism. Maybe make the abuse filter better?--Soldier (talk) 15:43, 7 May 2015 (CEST)
If I were to block proxies, you'd be blocked, what with your first edit being from Germany, while your second was from the US.
There's plenty of legitimate reasons to use VPNs/proxies though, so I don't think blocking them would be a good idea at this point.
Sadly Wikipedia's ASCII filter isn't public, so I can't simply copy it.
I've made some other improvements to the abuse filter though that make certain types of vandalism harder while having virtually no false positives. ~ Meneth (talk) 15:47, 7 May 2015 (CEST)

Okay. Thanks! (btw, that Germany edit was me testing a proxy I found.-- 16:12, 7 May 2015 (CEST)

What about having a Victoria II wiki?

Victoria 2 is a awesome PDX game, even though it isn't played much. Maybe it can have it's own wiki? And, thanks for deleting those foul images. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Soldier (Talk) 21:48, 8 May 2015 (CEST)

There's a vic2 wiki: v2:Victoria 2 Wiki. ~ Meneth (talk) 21:49, 8 May 2015 (CEST)

Oh. Well, thanks! Too bad the EU2 wiki is dead. That was a shame. What happened to the Eu3 wiki? And, why can't I create an account?--Soldier (talk) 23:00, 11 May 2015 (CEST)

This account works on all the Paradox Wikis. The EU3 wiki is still around at eu3:Europa Universalis 3 Wiki. You probably can't register because you're already registered. ~ Meneth (talk) 23:01, 11 May 2015 (CEST)