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Old 03-25-2020, 05:02 PM
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I disagree, strongly. The wiki is not here for anyone's personal vanity.

The wiki exists to serve the players of P1999. Those players are best served by seeing images of items in the same way they will actually look for those players.

Since no one will ever look like the person in that screenshot, it is the least useful screenshot possible of that item.
Consider this. It took us all ages to find a teeny tiny amount of information that we have found, that we use to recreate classic ever quest!

I think that the wiki should have all kinds of stuff like that on it, including personalities from our server. And we should keep donating to (presumably you) to update it for the next 30 years. So we wont be forgotten like so many of the other things from EQ's yore.

So when we want to make a project 2014 we'll be able to go to this wiki, and have all the GM illusions, the moments in time, the arguments, the everything!

OR you know ,we could go back to using the forums as our recourse for p99 and that would be a shame because you've added so much amazing information to it loramin!

I think you should definitely, at least for the rest of us who appreciate that stuff, respect that we need for posterity, as much as we can on that wiki, and continue to keep and make sure that stuff is available as you work on it! Please! [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:47 PM
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It doesn't matter what you write in a book if no one reads it.

Look, you can compose vaguely EverQuest-themed fan fiction to Xena in the wiki if you want. As the only active administrator (that I know of), I won't try to stop you ... as long as you keep it somehow tangentially P99-related.

But again, the wiki does not exist for anyone's vanity, or their Xena fan fiction, or anything else: it exists to provide useful P99 information to P99 players. When you add content that doesn't help anyone, all you are doing is stroking your ego: you're writing a book no one will ever read.

We already have lists of "firsts" on the wiki ... and no one reads them. The only people who do are the ones that fight with each other over who was first on something.

The goal of the wiki should be to have content that people can read and use. If what you're adding to the wiki isn't something others want to read/see, it is my opinion (just that; again I'm not going to ban anyone for vanity posting if it's at least somehow P99-related) that said content doesn't belong on a wiki whose only reason for existence is to be useful of P99 players.
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The wiki's Per-Level/Treasure Guides have hundreds of places to earn XP or plat.

In Everquest the "1%" have always monopolized raid targets, initially: that's classic.
After that though, the rest of the server got to see them. What's not classic is a server where, after a decade, that same 1% is still monopolizing everything.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:52 PM
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P.S. And as a wiki editor I will do my part (as others should to) to promote useful content, and demote useless content. In this case, I'll happily replace an image on an item page that shows what a player will look like with any item ... over an image that doesn't. I'll do that whether the image has a Vah Shir is wielding the item, a Froglok, or a desert madman.

But that doesn't mean the madman picture can't be on the wiki; it just belongs where it's useful. That's not on the item page, where people go to see "what stats will this item give my character and how will it look on them?"

It belongs somewhere like the server firsts page. As I said, in my experience very few people find such pages useful, and they're mainly about vanity for the people on them ... but they are P99 related, and so do have a place on the wiki.

They just need to stay on their (rarely viewed) pages, and not get in the way of useful information.
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The wiki's Per-Level/Treasure Guides have hundreds of places to earn XP or plat.

In Everquest the "1%" have always monopolized raid targets, initially: that's classic.
After that though, the rest of the server got to see them. What's not classic is a server where, after a decade, that same 1% is still monopolizing everything.
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Old 03-25-2020, 07:07 PM
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Nothing wrong with the image, as it is properly captioned.

Dude was just posing as two people and selling an item based on rarity as opposed to it having a non-existent ability. His elf-crime was simply manipulating the sales history of an item with two or more characters in order to sell to someone with more elf-money than elf-sense. And he figured by posting with one character on the forums saying it was a "RL friend" he'd be exonerated of said elf-crimes.

His scam failed and he got called out for it. I would have liked to see more twists and turns in the plot, but it is what it is.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:34 PM
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You know - I've never seen an episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. I remember it being on around the time MacGyver aired on USA and I'd see maybe the last 2 minutes of an episode while waiting for some RDA action. I should add that to my watch list.

-Mcoy
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:45 PM
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At first I thought it was funny yall painting me as some mastermind that im pretending to be two people trying to commit some imagined crime, now its just sad.

like wtf

Like if I was some kind of social engineering malcontent, wouldn't I have made a post on this account in the seven years it says I've had it apparently.

I just showed rez this thread and he told me not to get into arguments with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. He has a point.
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:32 PM
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To the window to the wall.....

.....scute scute scute scute scute....
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:39 PM
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oh don’t be such a bitch. Your story was lacking and your “friend’s” advice is the advice of a child.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:23 AM
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Why isn't this tepid moldy mess of a thread in R&F?
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:26 AM
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So help me god if that image is removed I will be very sad.

Loramin I feel like you need to be more open minded to what other players here think the wiki is and considers valuable information, I dont think you need to demand it, if someone says something is useful then I think it's worth considering that it might be!

I fail to see how images of players on the wiki to look at to get info about fashion and history is not useful and needs to be eradicated is all.

I find that info useful.
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