User talk:Xporc

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Move InstanceMapID to MapID

I have also updated any pages that were linking to MapID to WorldMapAreaID instead. Could you please move InstanceMapID to MapID? Ketho (talk) 21:43, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

On second thought, I changed my mind. I think it's better after all to have a separate page of Instance Map IDs, if someone would only be interested in those. Ketho (talk) 00:26, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
So I do nothing? :p Xporc (talk) 07:06, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, never mind me. I always keep changing my mind after like every edit :x Ketho (talk) 15:59, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

New changes

Hello guys. This is mainly a blog post for those that are interested in my daily life. I'm writing this to say that I'm trying to change the way I work on wowpedia, after several burnouts over the years, as well as new IRL therapy sessions and several new potential life prospects. As such, I am now able to listen to advices from you guys as well as from my family members and friends.

I don't think I can simply "quit" wowpedia, since it's my major source of entertainment while at work (yes, my job is that boring). I tried several times, and as you know each time I fell down the rabbit hole again. As such, since a few days I'm now trying to only validate changes to pages I am actually interested in. That means I'll validate lore, organizations and NPC-related changes, but probably won't bother with quest, UI, gameplay, item and meta-related edits. My usual wowpedia workday was usually between 2 and 4 hours of daily work, I'm trying to reduce the workload to a maximum of 2 hours. With this new method I may miss typos and other minor problems on the pages I don't validate, but eh. The time investment is not worth it and it's time I don't have anymore anyway. Damn shame neither gamepedia nor wikia wanted to hire me, but that's life.

So all in all, you guys keep doing what you do, I just want to you to remember that your changes won't always be checked by someone else. Actually, the bigger you are as a contributor, the higher is the chance that I won't look at your edits. I'm not quitting or anything, I'm just trying to meaningfully reduce my workload. I'll try to use some of that newly-freed time to actually add value to wowpedia by adding new content instead of validating other people's changes, but no promises on that. Maybe I'll just use this time to play video games and get drunk with my mates lol.

Let's keep working together while also ensuring our mutual well-being. Cheers. Xporc (talk) 12:33, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Kudos for this new point of view. Don't worry for the mistakes, at some point someone will notice and fix them, probably. Is human to make mistakes. Health should always be a priority so cheers on you for trying to do the right thing. Wowpedia can be a great place to enjoy so just keep doing only what you like. And good luck with everything! :D --Ryon21 (talk) 13:13, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Good to hear it! Hopefully this outlook will be more sustainable :) PeterWind (talk) 19:34, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! It's way faster to do it this way, now I gotta resist the urges to validate all the edits Xporc (talk) 09:33, 18 May 2019 (UTC)