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The Boy Who Cried Direwolf

aka Ser Patrek of House Holland

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4,396 Edits since joining this wiki
December 30, 2012
  • I was born on May 25
  • My occupation is Artist
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Umber bannerEdit

Did you upload a new file?--Gonzalo84 (talk) 16:26, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

Just a tighter, squared crop of the same image. It translates better in templates, such as the infobox, family trees, and userbox.--The-Boy 16:34, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

Must Watch videosEdit

This has gone too far. Now the videos have nothing to do with GoT. And they show up above the "Read also" feature.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 16:28, March 25, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. We need to take action now, before this goes any further. I also want to find out if they are planning another "Create your own House" style contest like the one they forced on us last year. I'm not sure how you felt about it... personally I thought it was a fiasco, and another one should be avoided like the plague!--The-Boy 16:34, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
The "Create your own House" contest sucked. If they want something like that it should be limited to personal blogs.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 17:45, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to contact them to find out what their plans are regarding this.--The-Boy 19:19, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
I was pretty angry about that contest at the time, now I'm sort of ambivalent - they might as well have contests like that. People signed up for it that weren't regular contributors, though I guess their hope was that people would sign up for the contest and then stick around. Well, who doesn't like Heraldry?--The Dragon Demands (talk) 19:29, March 25, 2014 (UTC)
True, the intentions behind the contests are good; it's just the execution that leaves something to be desired...--The-Boy 11:42, March 27, 2014 (UTC)

Did you get any answer about those damn "Must Watch" videos?--Gonzalo84 (talk) 23:51, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

Nope, and they're cropping up again on category pages. I've also reached out to the guys on the Fallout Wiki about Google Chrome, but they haven't replied yet.--09:52, March 30, 2014 (UTC)

YoutubeEdit

The Wikia and Youtube people will yell at us if we directly link to Histories & Lore featurettes that are technically illegally uploaded. If nothing else, linking to them on your home page will increase the chances that official copyright people will notice that they've been loaded onto youtube, then force them to be removed, after which everyone can't enjoy them anymore. They're an open secret...but that only goes so far. I don't think you should risk it.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 00:57, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

I hadn't considered that. Thanks for the heads up.--The-Boy 01:35, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Mormont UserboxEdit

Hey, who asked for a Mormont userbox? (always interesting when people pic a specific House to support).--The Dragon Demands (talk) 19:29, March 28, 2014 (UTC)

Oh, no one (sorry to disappoint). Ideally I'd like us to have userboxes for all the houses, great and small, and ones for all other orders, religions etc. We could have them all documented in a community page and link it into the welcome message somehow... tell people that they have to pick a house before they start editing. That's... the dream.--The-Boy 13:56, March 29, 2014 (UTC)
That's a good idea.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 15:31, March 29, 2014 (UTC)

The Dreadfort imageEdit

Where did it come from?--Gonzalo84 (talk) 17:12, April 2, 2014 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure. A new user uploaded this screenshot, and I cropped it from there.--The-Boy 17:17, April 2, 2014 (UTC)

Kingsguard loyalty for usersEdit

The Kingsguard of the show does have a "symbol" of sorts.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 17:43, April 2, 2014 (UTC)

True, but it's kinda uncertain whether or not it's supposed to be an actual sigil, or just an adornment for their armour.--The-Boy 17:56, April 2, 2014 (UTC)

Season 4 premiereEdit

Think of it: only 2 hours until Season 4 begins. Then the floodgates open. To say nothing of the horde of vandals, the massive amount of new work, we'll have dozens or even hundreds of random editors coming on making sloppy edits.

This will consume us, as you remember back in Season 3.

Good to be alongside you guys trying to handle this oncoming horde.

Have no illusions: not all of us will make it through premiere night alive.

The enemy is at the gates.

He who stands with me shall be my brother.

--The Dragon Demands (talk) 23:09, April 6, 2014 (UTC)

And so it begins.--The-Boy 04:05, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

Dornish Sigils in "Two Swords"Edit

I needhelp identifying the last two sigils held by the Martell bannermen:

  • First pair: Dalt and Blackmont
  • Second pair: Manwoody and Qorgyle
  • Third pair: One with a checkered background and the other an orange banner: Jordayne and Uller?

In the books there are several houses present: Allyrion, Jordayne, UIler, Gargalen, Toland.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 05:02, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Just give me a moment to finishing watching the episode, and I'll go back and take a closer look.--The-Boy 05:16, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
The Book of Brothers will finally give us a good mini-icon for the Kingsguard.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 06:55, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
Got it; not... great, but definitely better than before. It confirms that it is a sigil, at least.--The-Boy 13:52, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
I concur with the flames of Uller, but the second to last one is very hard to make out, as the Qorgyle banner gets in the way. You're probably right, but it could also be Yronwood.--The-Boy 13:35, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming Community Videos Edit

Hi there!

I'm Brian and I work with Wikia. I wanted to touch base with you about a series of recurring videos we have planned for the Game of Thrones community, and maybe being a part of it. Would you mind dropping me a line on my wall or by email at brian@wikia-inc.com when you have a moment? Thanks!

--Brian@Wikia 18:03, April 9, 2014 (UTC)


DeletionEdit

Hi there I'm just wondering why you deleted the page I created? Pgardiner (talk) 10:55, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

The "Best of GOT" page? Because this isn't the place for such things. We're an encyclopaedia, not a gossip forum.--The-Boy 11:00, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
I thought wikia was an open site for creating pages based on a topic, do you have a book of rules somewhere this is only my second page and I'm a novice?Pgardiner (talk) 11:05, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Surely all these pages are 'just gossip'  can't say I can see a difference between what I created and this one for instance http://divergent.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Asnow89/FOURTRIS_Romance_%26_Dystopian_Chicago-_The_Cast_RespondsPgardiner (talk) 11:11, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
I thought wikia was different from wikipedia? Can you explain the difference ?Pgardiner (talk) 11:17, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Every wiki is different. We are not the Divergent Wiki, we are the Game of Thrones Wiki, and we have very high standards. At any rate, the page you linked to was a blog, not an article, which is what you created. No, people cannot create any page they want as long as it's about the subject. In that respect we are much more like Wikipedia than other wikis. Please take the time to look around the site to see what we are about, and read our Policies and guidelines before editing further. Thank you.--The-Boy 11:32, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Hi there, thanks for this, I've now had a look at guidelines, but I definitely didn't link to a blog?  I don't have a blog, I was just trying to create a GOT ranking page for people to vote for their favourite characters etc so we could see who was the best knight, or the best member of Night's watch and so on.  I love the series and can't wait for next episode.  I can see there are serious pages on your wiki for people who like to read a lot ..but can't there be some lighthearted fun ones too?82.12.173.23 11:55, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
I don't think you gave me much of a chance to develop the page or to see if anyone else wanted to join in editing it, admittedly it was a beginners page but that's no reason to delete it?82.12.173.23 11:59, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Please let this go. No, new users are not allowed to publish sloppy, half-finished "humour" articles, and then leave them to be developed later. Now, the wiki has been heavily vandalised in the past few hours, and I'm in the process of fixing the damage: You're distracting me.--The-Boy 12:14, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Well I'm clearly not a vandal and was planning to develop the article I created at the weekend, so why don't you deal with the real villains and put my page back up so I can keep editing, is there a way of saving without publishing?  I could try again and save without publishing until it was better... every one has to have a chance and I've done nothing to suggest I'd do anything horrible to your wiki....Pgardiner (talk) 12:21, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
The page will not be recreated. If you continue pushing this you will be blocked from editing. Let it go.--The-Boy 12:31, April 10, 2014 (UTC)
Ok gone.  None taken. By the way there's an r missing in your profile it says when you 'fist signed up' ... assume you mean first?  I'm an editor by profession and these things have a tendency to leap out on me. 

...You're an editor who doesn't realize the distinction between articles of substance and needless fluff? I'm an editor too, of a sort, editing out non sequitor additions...(shrug)....ban this person at your discretion, Boy, I don't feel like getting worked up over it...--The Dragon Demands (talk) 15:10, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

While I do need a new cloak... it may be a bit early to get the knifes out. I'll let her run round the woods for a bit, and we'll see what happens.--The-Boy 16:29, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Mace Tyrell imageEdit

I'd like to ask you to find a better quality one, if its not too much trouble.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 20:26, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

I can have a look, but to my knowledge that's the only in-universe one at the moment. We may have to wait until Sunday.--The-Boy 20:40, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Title blacklistEdit

Did the wikia folks tell you what's up with the title blacklist, I won't want anyone creating articles on the "two swords" until they are named in the show.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 21:14, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

Hey. I did respond on your talk-page about this a while ago... you must not have seen. Long story short, there's nothing wrong with the blacklist; Greater good created the Jon Connington page, and, as as admin, the blacklist didn't prevent him from doing so. It only protects pages against creation by regular users. Have any other articles been created that shouldn't have?--The-Boy 13:54, April 12, 2014 (UTC)

 ? Edit

Okay, thank you for your help...Ashley Brown (talk) 09:32, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Okay, It looks like I need some help with getting the information to show and I need help with identifying an episode for Arya Stark that I have for when she got older. Is it possible you could help? I also need help with the first picture of Sansa Stark with her mom. I can't seem to find what episode the photo is from? I know what season and episodes that the first photo of Arya, latest episode of Sansa, and both 1st and 4th season where Daenery's was featured.

DanyDEdit

I think you should state the reason that led to DanyD getting banned.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 23:11, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind, I checked and did it myself.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 23:15, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

CastportalEdit

I'm expanding the frontpage castportal to 5 x 5, and thus it will have enough space to include Roose and Ramsay. I'm pressed for time. I will load in placeholder images for both, but can you please find images for both of them, of your preference? Crucially, they need to be re-sized to be the same size as the other cast portal images.

Go to this page and edit in source mode: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Template:Castportal

You just find the part where is says "Ramsay" or "Roose" and swap in the title of the photos when you're ready.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 23:55, April 13, 2014 (UTC)

Excellent. Will do.--The-Boy 06:10, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorryEdit

I'm sorry, if I've done something wrong. I can see you redone last episode. I've been on this site since ending of season 2 (I think). I got told by Opark that "Last episode" gets updated after every episode. I've not  received any complaint about it, and it wasn't corrected either. It's a new thing? I sincerly  sorry for causing you that trouble it's that the case. Mesmermann (talk) 10:26, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

It's okay, it's not a huge problem, but it's a habit we need to break. Opark probably had his own way of doing things, but it's definitely not necessary or correct to change such a minor, trivial thing after every single episode. In fact, I'm not convinced we need those fields at all, and once season four is finished I'd like us to have a major remodelling of all our infoboxes to make them A: more relevant, and B: more aesthetically pleasing. That's a major undertaking, however, and needs to be discussed properly with everyone when we're not all so busy.--The-Boy 10:36, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
I'm glad I know it now, for else I will do it next week all over again. Will Character infobox also lose Last episode? --Mesmermann (talk) 11:18, April 14, 2014 (UTC)
Like I said, it will need to be discussed in depth once the season is over.--The-Boy 11:57, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Wait, what change is being discussed her?

I don't have anything particular in mind yet, just toying with some ideas. I'll be drawing up a sandbox soon, and do some experimenting with infobox codes.--The-Boy 19:30, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Season 2 recapsEdit

We're too busy to get to them now, but please don't delete the Season 2 character pages (and restore the ones you've deleted). We do need to eventually integrate them back together -- basically all the work we wrote up during Season 2 got gutted out of the actual articles and put onto separate pages.

This will have to be on-hold for a while, probably until Season 4 is over. But we will eventually need to salvage anything useful from those pages before deleting them forever.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 18:34, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I jumped the gun a bit there. I've restored them.--The-Boy 19:30, April 16, 2014 (UTC)

New Fat Walda family tree imageEdit

Could you make one with the profile image?

Done.--The-Boy 11:00, April 18, 2014 (UTC)

New navboxes Edit

I have created a few new navboxes. Please take a look at them and improve them any way you see fit.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 05:26, April 19, 2014 (UTC)

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