User talk:Coobra

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Category:Something Awful Emoticons

I came across Category:Something Awful Emoticons through random perusal. User:Unaz seemed to think it questionable and I am in agreement. I don't think these files should be on Wowpedia but they are used in varied places and I'm not confident I could straighten it all out. Would you be willing to tackle this? Aliok (talk) 05:03, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


With new 'Relic' items coming in Legion (the equivalent of weapon drops), it seems we should move the current Relic article (which was RFG in MoP). However, there seem to be 300+ links to the article, mostly from relic item page. Assuming moving it does indeed make sense, a bot would be very helpful to fix all those links. -- Taohinton (talk) 02:53, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Most of the links involve item pages, so a bot won't be helpful. We'll have to change the code in {{itemtip}} to point to the newly moved article, but it might be best to wait on that. Blizz loves to change the names of things. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 03:34, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, and sure, that's definitely a possibility. -- Taohinton (talk) 23:17, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Named night elf characters category

Hello there,

In the past, I have repeatedly had to sort through the night elves category, which frankly is a mess. FOr the research that I am doing, it is important that the information is better sorted, which is what I was doing. Did I do something wrong? --Sacredless (talk) 18:30, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

If your research only calls for night elves, I'd recommend creating your own list somewhere either on your userspace or a spreadsheet. This way not only can you have it organized the exact way you want it, it can also have all the named night elves that don't have an article created for them yet.
As for the messy racial categories, do you have any suggestions, that avoid creating more categories? Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:04, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
I am more so curious why you are trying to avoid the creation of more categories. I did the research and found no policies that would indicate that a reductionist approach is undesirable. Why do it on my own again if I know me or someone else is going to need this category later?
Either way, you can't make categories more organized while avoiding categories, that's paradoxical. Instead, breaking the main racial category into several subcategories would help. Unique characters, categorical characters, objects, subjects, organizations. Something of the sort. Something less specific than "silverwing sentinels", which is a subsubcategory in the same category.--Sacredless (talk) 00:28, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
More categories just means more upkeep. I'm constantly having to move NPC articles from Category:Trolls into Category:Jungle trolls (and other subtypes), so to add more subcategories to each and every race for the purpose of different ways to organize them does not seem like a way to make things less messy.
Now the category "Silverwing Sentinels" exists because its a faction, specifically for the NPCs and rewards apart of it. It was never meant to help organize the night elf category. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 02:37, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
To drill down information, sub-categories aren't optional.
Can you recommend a tool by 48 hours of work which I can more easily mark the pages of unique, named night elves, so I can analyze their names? Because you are proposing that I do something that takes easily which I could have done in 6 hours. My userpage doesn't have the tools neccesary to categorize and sort all night elves. Can't you just let me do my thing, so I have an overview of what I'm doing? It seems like everytime I try to contribute to this website, someone wants to undo my work for an obsure reasoning or another and it's pretty frustrating. Sacredless (talk) 13:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I have no idea what the extent of your research is going to be about, so I'm not sure the best way to help you.... tell you what, go around and do your category thing. Link to this discussion so other editors won't undo your work and when you're finished let me know so that it can be undone. I know of no other quick solution since you're pressed for time it seems. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:29, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Don't forget about the elves in Category:Night elf ghosts, as they're not in the main night elf category. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
This is awkward, but... How do I link people to this talk? ._. Sacredless (talk) 23:34, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
[[User talk:Coobra#Named night elf characters category]] --DarkTZeratul (talk) 23:50, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


Ho there,

does Gul'dan (Warlords of Draenor) links need to be changed to (alternate universe) on pages?--Mordecay (talk) 10:25, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

They can be if you want to. After everything is ready we can just have a bot go through and change all of the links. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 05:01, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
On second thought a bot should be enough :D I realized too late that there are more than 50 links -:-/ --Mordecay (talk) 13:53, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Category:Blackrock Clan

The pages with Category:Blackrock Clan has been corrected and it's ready to be... whatever it is gonna to happen to that category page. --Mordecay (talk) 16:59, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Crashin' and Burnin'

Crashin’ Thrashin’ Commander can be deleted. I made the mistake of clicking through from Patch 6.2.2, the text on which used the curly kind of apostrophes; the page had already been created. -- Taohinton (talk) 20:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)


What say you, boss?

Categories are always a pain to move, unless we have a bot involved. I flagged it for {{c2c}}. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 23:54, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Celebration Package

There was no  [Celebration Package] for the 10th Anniversary. I asked Aliok about it, just to double-check, and she agreed with me. -- Alayea (talk / contrib) 03:37, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

I know, its why I added a comment that it did not go live. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 19:09, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Varian Wrynn's article

Coobra, will you please protect Varian Wrynn's page once more? A different user has changed the succession and the NPC's status to deceased again. I reverted the edits but I feel it's going to keep repeating unless normal users are blocked from doing so. Please see Talk:Varian_Wrynn#Varian_is_Dead?. Aliok (talk) 21:12, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

I'll protect it again if things get out of hand, but for now I'll just set up a notice on the page. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 22:54, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Article changes to items added to Toy Box in alpha

Hi Coobra, I noticed you changed several items to identify them as toys and add the patch change. I'm confused; I thought we aren't supposed to do that sort of thing until the next expansion is live? I was told once that articles should reflect the item in its current state, so PTR changes to existing items shouldn't be made until the changes are actually applied. Is that wrong? Thanks, Aliok (talk) 22:14, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

All changes made are commented out and are not shown. Only thing that is seen is the patch notes. So the articles are staying in their current form. Once Legion is live then we can removed the <!-- --> . It's just for easier editing. Snake.gifSssssssssssssssssssssssss Coobra sig3.gifFor Pony! (Sssss/Slithered) 21:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)