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Dantman

aka Daniel Friesen

Admin
927 Edits since joining this wiki
April 1, 2007
  • I live in British Columbia, Canada
  • I was born on May 1
  • My occupation is Web Developer
  • I am Male

If you wish to contact me and actually receive a reply within this millennium send an email to wiki@danielfriesen.name.

Wikia's notification system is broken and does not send me notification e-mails, so I will not see messages you post on my talkpage.


Corrupt administrator?

Since when have I been a corrupt administrator? I don't remember ever having interacted with on on Wikipedia. By the way, you may want to block User:Deskana, as that isn't me. Here is your confirmation. --Deskana (en.wikipedia) 01:57, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

This "Yeah I agree, I'll write the names that way from now on. Yeah about me being a sock puppet on normal wikipedia, basically it involved a corrupt member who was friends with an admin. lol. I can explain it to you but it is 11.50pm over here and a bit tired to write too much now. Thanks Recoome" is what I was remembering when I said something about a corrupt admin. I never said anything in specific about anyone being corrupt, especially not about you. I don't even know what made you think it was a reference to you being corrupt, I thought this had something to do with a User:Power Level.
Users aren't blocked just for using the username of someone somewhere else on the internet. But if someone does use that account to do something malicious or act as an impostor then it will be blocked. ~Dantman(talk) May 24, 2007 @ 09:30 (UTC)

Dbz-logo-135

7 star dragon ball

Dbz-logo-155

bigger version with labels

I noticed that the logo of this Wikia is quite noisy, disproportional, full of jpeg artifacts and is overal of bad quality. So, I made a new one--please take a look at it and replace the old one with it if you like it. (Obviously, I have a much bigger version of this dragon ball, I can upload it if you need one). --Radaghast 14:43, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that is a good job. Is that vectorized (ie: SVG)? Yes a full sized image is best. In fact, if you have some sort of original, whatever format you are using .svg, .xcf, .psd, etc... It would be nice if you could upload it or send it to me. That way I could use it to make images to be used as separate images for each Dragon Ball. I can also use it to like you suggest, make a new logo using it. And I can replace various images like the icon for DB and DBZ with better images derived from it. ^_^ thanks for that. PS: If you want to use a specific license (as long as it's a free one like GPL, LGPL, FAL, Artistic-2, CC, etc...) other than the GFDL you can use a template to do that. ^_^ Personally I use the FAL for most of my artistic stuff unless I derive something. ~Dantman(talk) Jun 15, 2007 @ 15:00 (UTC)
From my previous experience I know that Wikia doesn't work that well with SVG (maybe it's changed now), but here you go: Image:7 Star Dragon Ball.svg. It was vectorised in Illustrator (.ai). GFDL is fine with me, I release lots of stuff with it, using CC only when I sell or otherwise want restrictions. Why do you want to "make a new logo using it" and not just use the picture as a logo? You can tell me what you miss there (a "dragonball" label?), and I will add it. --Radaghast 01:06, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Wikia works fine with SVG images now. Ya, the logo would need the label in similar form to what we have is what the image would need. 155px by 150px is the best size. ~Dantman(talk) Jun 16, 2007 @ 02:55 (UTC)
Uploaded a labelled version, 155 by 150. --Radaghast 08:32, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
I noticed there're still some almost-white pixels at the border that were left after resizing, and I've changed a picture a bit, also making all colours web-safe for better compatibility... Care to put an upgraded version as a logo? And if you can, please change the background colour of this wikia, too (it's #FACA39 now, and it can be #FFCC33 which is web safe and not that different). Thanks! --Radaghast 19:49, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
I only changed the background because the color you suggested did look a little better, web safe isn't a good reason which makes a color better than another anymore. Chances are someone who's actually browsing this site from a computer which dosen't support non web-safe colors they're using a browser which dosen't render the site properly in the first place. But that new image's web safe colors don't work out. They are to bright, in fact on this screen while the other logo is fine, the web safe one hurts my eyes. So in this case, Graphically Pleasing Color > Web Safe Color. Also, the edges in the older image are smoother than the new one. ~Dantman(talk) Jun 17, 2007 @ 07:55 (UTC)
Hi I think the color of the stars in the logo should be red, because originally they are red. Blackstar dragonballs were only introduced in GT. Avada 09:53, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Talking about what was "originally" - on some manga scans dragon balls do have black stars, and one of the coloured logos of Dragon Ball manga had yellow stars ^_~ I think we can keep black stars since they look better (as you can see now on the O in dragOn in the current logo, there isn't enough contrast). --Radaghast 13:55, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
That's odd, my comment never saved, twice... (damn in-page editor)... Well, someone in IRC suggested that we use the 4 star Dragon Ball for the logo because it's the one that Goku started out with in the original series. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 28, 2007 @ 07:04 (UTC)
I'll make a four star version, and we'll see if it fits. --Radaghast 13:48, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Done. Four star verion does indeed look neat! I also managed to reduce the file size considerably while keeping the edges smooth and clean (no annoying white pixels like now) - this is even better than keeping the colours web safe. --Radaghast 21:49, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Long time no see!

Hey Dantman, what's up? I've decided to comment here at your DB wiki page for the first time. I love the new logo! Haven't visited this site for almost a month and a lot sure has changed. Heck, its like I'm not needed here anymore. I sent a message to Recoome regarding if he knew who Prince Zarbon was. He never responded back, which still arouses my suspicion that it was him afterall. Wait, there hasn't been anymore trouble has there? Also, I am still awaiting for the merger with the other wikis to transpire so that I can usurp my current username to Sesshomaru. I got bored of Burdock and I don't think I will ever stop liking Sesshomaru. I really need to archive my talk page, but how do I do that here? Fill me in. Burdock

I hope that WGEP merger happens today so I may usurp my name. So, I was looking over Template:Characters and noticed that its a bit messy. How should we group the characters in a way for the template to be smaller? Humans, Saiyans, Artificial humans, etc. I miss the old main page also. May you somehow integrate the Participate section[1] back into it? Regards, Burdock
Afterwards, can you see Recoome's talk page. Now you know who is/was Prince Zarbon. Burdock
Um, there is a Namek saga and Namek Saga. Merge history, etc., into Namek Saga, if you may? Burdock
Sorry, I don't mean to keep coming here. Can you have a bot check for misspellings all over the DB wiki pages (talk pages don't matter)? And the reflist templates should be made for nicer refs. That spoiler tag should be deleted, it clutters a huge amount of space for nothing. Thoughts? I'm currently cleaning up a few redirects here and all around the articles, wouldn't a bot do those mucho faster? Burdock
Bot != Smart. Spelling mistakes would be handled better by newbies then bots ^_^. (Actually one of the techs wanted to make something to guide newbies through things like fixing spelling... he eh... Newbie bots...) Spoiler tags are good. You talking about the old one? As for redirects, if you're talking broken, double redirects, definately (though those tools seem broken right now). What kind of redirect fixing?
Why do we need the participate section? That section never had anything in it, and better place for that kind of stuff would be the Community Portal. I've always hated those kinds of templates. They're good for Wikipedia and all of it's subjects, but a page listing characters and links to all of the pages would be the best for a wiki like this. Even group into groups like Kami's and perhaps give a face shot of each one in various spots.
Umm... Namek Saga appears to be the best version, but Namek saga has content missing in Namek Saga. I think this is more of a case of a page merge, not a history merge. Pages being merged with content that needs to fit together are done through copy and paste. Can you and some editors merge the missing content from Namek saga into the Namek Saga article then notify me. After you merge Namek saga into Namek Saga I can merge the histories. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 24, 2007 @ 01:10 (UTC)

Old stuff

Back in most of April, I made these things, which I believed, could have been of use for the DB wikia's improvement:

Category:TOC templates Template:CategoryTOC Template:I Template:Tlx

Category:Demon Category:Monster

Category:Dragon Ball category redirects

Template:Appears in:DB, DBZ, DBGT

Template:Category redirect

Category:Templates using ParserFunctions

Template:Message box

Category:Template namespace templates

Template:Interwikitmp-grp

Template:Tracking category

Category:Tracking categories

  • What is actually useful here and what should be deleted? Oh, may you go ahead and delete these things: User:1ne/Title and User:Burdock/Title. I've decided to try to make another type of program later on. I found this though if it interests you. Burdock
Deleted those 2 pages, and I cleared out that nonexistant category. When the bot is run and templates are synced we'll have a template for deletions. You can use {{delete}} to mark something which might fit for deletion. {{delete|quick=true}} for something which obviously needs deletion (Like spam pages, or things like those 2 pages in userspace you wanted to delete because they're not needed). And you can also add a reason using {{delete|reason=Some sort of reason.}}.
As for those pages. The I is one of Wikipedia's ugly and Bad hacks, there are dozens of better ways to do most of those and I'll be clearing those kind of pages out from the wiki. Though I don't know about {{-}}, but I don't like in many areas how ugly hacks are used to get around things. One thing to note, is that you should never use Multiple <br />'s to push something down. It doesn't look the same in every screen size. <br style="clear: both;" /> is what would push the stuff down below a floated image.
For a list of what's ugly and what's not:
  • Category:TOC templates
    • Kindof an ugly category...
  • Template:CategoryTOC
    • This might be useful a little, I suppose I may tweak it to use the box classes and make it a shared template.
  • Template:I
    • Like I stated, an ugly hack.
  • Template:Tlx
    • This one is pretty useful (I actually used it on this page to show you templates). But the one you had was an out of date WP version which worked in ugly ways. The WGEP's shared templates has a better one which does even more than the one from Wikipedia can do.
  • Category:Demon
  • Category:Monster
  • Category:Dragon Ball category redirects
    • I suppose these may be useful (Though it's unfortunate that a bad category will show up blue instead of broken because of it). I may actually be able to setup a bot which will attempt to move the category of any page in a redirected category. ^_^ Though I'm probably going to tweak the template to use the beautiful box class and turn it into a shared template.
  • Template:Appears in:DB, DBZ, DBGT
    • The fact that these are split into multiple templates and badly named isn't very good. I'll probably build an {{Appears in}} template, which is contained in just the template and a subtemplate to handle individual parts, and lets you simply use {{Appears in|DB}} or {{Appears in|DBZ}}, etc... Also to note; Well I suppose I don't half to note Image:DBGT Logo.svg, because it's being used. I nicely made that better SVG image to replace the one on Wikipedia. But Image:426px-One Star DB svg.png won't be used anymore, Radaghast has created a absolutely beautiful Image:7 Star Dragon Ball.svg. Not only does it look a few thousand times better than the one from Wikipedia, it also looks like the authentic thing. And it's still a SVG. Which, if you're wondering what that means, it means that the entire image is actually stored in text as information on the locations of various circles, colors, effects, etc... And because of it you can resize it to unlimited sizes without losing any quality. But mostly it means that I can actually simply open that up in a program like inkscape (Actually, I could even edit the image with a simple text program) and delete individual stars and rearrange their locations to create a full set of beautifully looking 1-7 star dragon balls which are still SVGs. Also Image:One Star DBZ.png is pretty ugly, and it's not even SVG. I'll probably take the single star dragon ball svg that'll be made from that was made for the Dragon Ball Wiki and use it to create a good svg to replace that DBZ image.
  • Template:Category redirect
  • Category:Templates using ParserFunctions
    • I've always hated this category actually. Just for some reason started hating it. The AutoTemplate bot will be bringing a Template category structure over. Most categories are more like Templates/shared, or Templates/reader flow.
  • Template:Message box
    • This just isn't needed. The WGEP's Box css classes can do a much better job then a template. Simply using a table and sticking class="box message colored bordered type-warning" would create a perfect warning message to someone, and you can just change the type- to change the colorscheme of it.
  • Category:Template namespace templates
    • I kinda hated this one to. WGEP's templates are more organized by things like Templates/technical when something isn't going to be used commonly by an editor, or Templates/editor use for things that aren't useful for the wiki's articles but are useful for community interaction or entertainment for the editors.
  • Template:Interwikitmp-grp
    • Ick that's just ugly. Not only is it missing a bunch of stuff, we're not WikiMedia so none of that applies to us.
  • Template:Tracking category
    • Uses the one above, it's really not something useful around here.
  • Category:Tracking categories
    • Same as above.
~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 23, 2007 @ 09:16 (UTC)
Whatever works. Can you answer the questions at Long time no see!? Burdock, the Saiyan
What did you mean by "don't edit the shared content"? You can merge Namek saga into Namek Saga, the latter is the most updated in format. Perhaps you meant this content? Also, go ahead and delete the categories and templates which you find uneeded — delete Category:Frieza henchmen too since its redundant per the misspelt "Frieza"; doesn't need existence as well, I believe. Has the WGEP merger occurred yet for DB wikia? Burdock
I just realized, when I removed the Wiki image it appeared as a red link. Hence, I removed it for that reason, not maliciously. Why else would there be a need to remove it? Burdock
Explain to Recoome why he can't do this without discussion. I disagree with this change of his. Burdock
Deleted category, you should move the articles to a proper one. The pages are merged now. The merger has pretty much finished, I should just make a few notes on it in the various information pages. Yes, don't alter templates like that. Look at the top of the page, if you see a page with an orange message at the top like that, read it. They are shared content pages which are copied from elsewhere by bot and because of that anything you do will be removed the next time that the bot is run. But also, don't bother with the images on them, as you'll see now the image bot has been run and most of the images are here. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 26, 2007 @ 04:10 (UTC)

Hi! I read Your message.

Bear with the look of the spoiler template for a bit. I added the css to change the look, and used the mechanisms to change size and float of the image but Wikia's caching isn't working that great at the moment. We'll half to wait for a bit before the CSS starts to show up. Even I can't reload it using the normal CTRL + R that works in Firefox. Thanks for all the work.
But I think the image should be resized to a smaller version. Because the current one's size is 283 kB. Wich is very large, and its completely unnecessary to load it every time just get resized by the browser to 55*44 pixels. Not to mention that it often takes a lot of time to load such a large image. Somethin else: Somewhy the character infobox does not have lines between their items, like in any other wikis I saw. I could not figure out how to fix this. Can you do something about it? (Sorry for my bad english.) —This unsigned comment was made by Avada (talkcontribs) on 09:16, June 25, 2007 Please sign your posts with ~~~~ next time!.

Replied on User talk:Avada. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 26, 2007 @ 04:10 (UTC)
I don't understand why doesn't template look like others. I compared it with others like wikipedia's "DB Character" template and it was almost the same.Avada 10:09, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

History merge

There are two articles: Cell jr. and Cell Jr.. While the former one contains the primary content now and the second one is a redirect, it is obvious that "Jr." should be spellt with a capital J. Can you merge them and make Cell Jr. the main one? I can't rename it since there is already an article called Cell Jr. (with some edit history) and I can't delete/undelete 'cause I'm not admin. --Radaghast 13:48, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Done, I also created redirects for the cases when someone doesn't use the period. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 1, 2007 @ 14:16 (UTC)
Thanks! I noticed there were also articles linking to Cell Junior and made that a redirect too. Could you perhaps also delete User:Radaghast/editcount.js? It's a code we used to using before Wikia got its own built-in Special:Editcount, but now it's not needed. I'm not sure if deletion templates will work for js files, so ask you directly just in case... --Radaghast 21:49, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
The Deletion template works anywhere. ~Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 3, 2007 @ 02:41 (UTC)

I don't believe I've congratulated you

First off, my congratulations to you and Radaghast on really cleaning up this wiki. This is exactly what was needed here, it is so much better now compared to last month. Of course, Freeza's page still sucks, the Ginyu Force characters need renaming (either Japanese names or manga names is fine, not the dub) and there are too many "ô"'s, "ō"'s and "ū"'s that need to be changed to standard format like the Latin alphabet. This is why I moved Piccolo Daimaō to Piccolo Daimao and Ox King to Gyumao instead of Gyūmaō. Those normalised names were mostly translated in the Dragon Ball anime's Japanese-audio English-subtitles by Steve "Daimao" Simmons, the notorious person who translated the anime Dragon Ball, DBZ (and I think DBGT). He is highly respected by many fans in Dragon Ball fandom and I feel the names he gave to the characters should be used here. For example, I read on WPDB that he translated Majin Buu in the Japanese-audio English-subtitles to Majin Boo. I don't have the DVD to confirm this, but that name makes a bit more sense than Djinn Boo, does it not? Please fill me in on your thoughts. I might edit today if I finish cleaning up here at home. By the way, how's that WGEP merger coming along? Regards, Burdock

Gyūmaō and Gyumao are the same thing. Gyūmaō is a pronunciation and spelling guide. Gyumano is the spelling, and Gyuumanou (If I remember how to convert the symbols to double characters right) is the pronunciation. That's why using names like Gyūmaō is actually a better idea. It's actually what the WGEP wiki try to use. If you are using non-english names that are romanized then it's proffered to use the proper romanization with the pronunciation guide.
There isn't much to do with a merger except actually using the various shared templates. I need to make some Dragon Ball specific SubBoxes for use inside of the Infoboxes so they can replace the current infoboxes. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 11, 2007 @ 02:15 (UTC)
Are you saying that you don't agree with Steve Simmons translations? His seem most accurate when comparing to the Viz manga and English dub names. I think you meant "Gyuumaou" and "Gyumao"? Either way, Gyumao is more popular than the other versions. Ox King is acceptable, although I feel that the English name is not a direct name. His name is pronounced Gyumao; even the Portuguese and Spanish dubs call him Gyumao. Believe me, I would know — This is a once obsessed DB fan you're talking to {^_^}. Even the Naruto names on Wikipedia are properly romanised (eg. "Jonin" is used instead of "Jounin" or "Jōnin") Ah yes, Frieza and Freeza need a history fuse here. Thoughts? Burdock
Naruto names are not romanized. They are translated into English. There is one official dub, and because of that we use the translated English names. We use Jonin instead of Jōnin because Jōnin was officially translated into Jonin in the English Dub. But there are multiple companies dubbing Dragon Ball and because of that it was decided to use the Japanese names instead of the English names as was discussed in the Style guide. Gyūmaō is better for use than Gyumao because we're using Japanese romanized names, not English translated names. Romanization is not translation, it's just converting Japanese Kanji into words using the Latin alphabet and in other cases symbolized to keep the original way of speaking the words. A romanized word is still Japanese, it's not English. When it becomes officially translated to English is when the symbols disappear. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 11, 2007 @ 02:39 (UTC)

"When it becomes officially translated to English is when the symbols disappear."

Exactly what I am saying. Simmons' English translations are official; the subtitles are the Japanese audio translated into English language text. They are just less common names, like Burdock VS Bardock and Son Goku VS. Goku. In the manga, Gyumao's name is thrown around: Ox King, Gyû-Maô and Gyūmaō - all are official, its just hard to choose which one seems like the best choice. I'm just glad Simmons stuck with one proper name. What are you arguing exactly? Burdock
Also Forum:Manual_of_Style#Naming_articles doesn't say anything about using hepburn romanisations, just the most original, translated and correct form. Hence, Simmons' subtitles suffice. Burdock

These pages

Been a while since we've spoken. Can you watch these pages since they have become targeted for vandalism, Power level and Djinn Boo. I'm watching them, but not like I used to since everything here is slow, traffic and all. Can I archive my talk page and have my name usurped to Sesshomaru now? Burdock

Use whatever account you want, it's not possible to rename or reatribute contributions though. I suggest moving your talkpage to whatever account you want. Check out the help category on Wikia central, there's some good information on talkpage archiving there. But I don't watch pages, I watch the RC. A day of edits dosen't go by without me knowing that something was edited. I also check the diffs on a few of the anonymous edits. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Aug 2, 2007 @ 13:50 (UTC)
Crap, I'm an idiot. Can you fix my account and delete the Sesshomarus? Meant to move it to User:Sesshomaru / User talk:Sesshomaru; I admit I was distracted when this move was made, lol. Did you see my post at Talk:Wikipedia a while back regarding the dispute between me and Recoome? Also, you're okay with the Dragon Ball names given by Steve "Daimao" Simmons & others, correct? Burdock
Fixed, already saw the post. ^_^ I don't control the wiki, the names are find as long as the rest of the community is fine with it. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Aug 4, 2007 @ 16:47 (UTC)
It's official, I'll use User:Burdock now until the whole wiki is transferred here (if I'm not able to keep my contributions as Sesshomaru then what good is it?) Any news or updates I can know of ? Burdock
Uh, can you help me restore my user pages? I'm trying to revert back to Burdock and move (not copy/paste) my current talk page to User talk:Burdock/Archive 1. Burdock
Hey Dantman, thanks for helping me out. PS: Keep an eye on TimySmidge, though he hasn't done anything wrong here, he's done plenty wrong on Wikipedia. Guess he needs some guidelines to follow. Burdock
If there a non-sysop program that allows me to automatically fix links on this wiki? Some redirects I'd like to fix are Bardock, Chi-Chi, Gohan and Ox King. I'm asking this because I'd hate to do it manually or bother you constantly about it. Burdock

I'm unable to correct what Yamcha (talk) did, it appears he cut the content on Pu-erh's page and pasted it on Puar. I asked earlier if there is a program like AWB or popups on this wiki so I could fix all of the redirects automatically. Spam Reginex perhaps? Burdock

Dantman, can you protect the Power level page? Seems anons and newbs have a problem with the reliable sources I put up, and instead they add nonsense and bunk constantly. Burdock
Thanks for clearing everything up. I'll probably ask Angela at wikia, she might have the program I need to fix those redirects, eh? Burdock
I came back to do a couple checks. Couldn't figure out how to remove the superfluous brackets on featured article section of Gotenks on Main Page. Thoughts? Burdock
Done. The caption= had a link which didn't open... So that broke the template, and made the ]] the {{{1}}} (ie: content)... Additionally the summary was not included in the template so it wouldn't have even shown up in the featured section. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Mar 18, 2008 @ 11:20 (UTC)

Keep an eye on me?

Oh, come on. I'll be a good boy. --TimySmidge 21:46, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Character template

Sorry about that. That bit of news hadn't reached me. *blushes* Thanos6 02:22, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello

Hello, I would like to contribute to this wikia, and perhaps later become an administrator, any advice? Thanks. Cheers. DragonBallZ 02:14, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh, sorry, I would just like to contribute to different wikia, thats all, sorry. Cheers. DragonBallZ 14:39, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
May I suggest unprotecting the power level page, it has been protected for a long time. Cheers. DragonBallZ 21:18, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
There is a "sleeper account" named SuperSaiyaMan who continues to vandalize the Power level article. Think it was better full protected. Thoughts? Burdock 19:08, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Useless links

there are alot of links that are useless as pages... ie. "BBC". On one of my Wikia, i created a "Deletion page" where i could redirect them there, then remove the links to it, then wait for it to disappear from the Wanted Pages list where i would finaly delete it.

It could be called something like... "Dragon Ball Wiki:Deletion".Forerunner 16:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Why not tag it for deletion with the {{delete|quick=true}} template? ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Mar 21, 2008 @ 02:22 (UTC)

Categories

With your sysop abilities, are you able to move Category:Full-blooded saiyans and Category:Characters with saiyan blood to their correct names? "Saiyan" is supposed to be capitalized. Thoughts? Burdock 04:42, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Nah, that's bot work. Try out my wikia-pywikibot repo. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jun 3, 2008 @ 18:27 (UTC)

Can I talk to you?

Dekoshu 00:14, 24 November 2008 (UTC) I need your help with something, Mr.Dantman.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for handling that dispute that was going on on my talk page! I had to work a long day today and by the time I got home and checked my inbox to see 40+ messages reporting updates to my talk page, I was about ready to pass out. :-D I'm thrilled you're coming back! Events of late (both on the wiki and in real life) have gotten me feeling a little overwhelmed, and having an experienced user like yourself helping out here would be fantastic. -- Nonoitall talk contr 06:44, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Fanart in User pages

I'm not familiar with the policy here on Fanart being uploaded. [2] Is this acceptable? -- bulletproof 23:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying that. BTW, would you mind taking a look at this? [3] The entire discussion-- bulletproof 00:09, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

I need your help with some articles!

Dekoshu 00:29, 26 November 2008 (UTC) In some of the articles, it's missing the Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta from Budokai Tenkaichi 3, some of the articles could need help with your editing skills. Thank you.

To be honest I'm not much for editing skills. My talents lie in more technical things. Solving disputes, running bots to do repetitive tasks, creating templates, and so on. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Nov 26, 2008 @ 00:55 (UTC)

Dekoshu 00:58, 26 November 2008 (UTC) I edit articles though.

C&P Moves

Okay, I'll just do that from now on. I've done this with a couple of articles before and Nonoitall seemed cool with making the adjustments, but it's no big deal; I'll just stick to informing you guys. Storm 04:10, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Hey, could you please move Burdock's crew to Bardock's crew? Since the character's article title goes by 'Bardock', which is the most recurring English translation of his name. Thanks! Storm 22:08, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
Hey again, could you please move Soul Punisher to Stardust Breaker when you have time? The prose of the whole article (as well as the title heading its Infobox) seem to go by 'Stardust Breaker', its Budokai Tenkaichi name, anyways. Storm 21:02, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Infobox

Hello. There are two kinds of Character Templates/Infoboxes being used. One is on the Gogeta article, and the other on almost all other articles. I personally like the Gogeta one, since it features more biodata and uses colours to represent the Eyes, Hair and Skin, which is both useful and attractive, especially when it comes to other races like Namekians. But the Templates on the other articles are better as they feature better font styles and the Family Part in them is attractive. Could you create a new Infobox or merge the two existing ones to make a single one throughout the whole DB Wiki? --Neos 19:00, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

That's something I'm planning on doing, I already started a discussion at Forum:New infoboxes, feel free to give input on missing parameters in the list. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Dec 13, 2008 @ 22:08 (UTC)

Categories

Well, do you prefer I don't create anymore release-by-year categories, or are they okay until Semantic MediaWiki is installed? Storm 20:53, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good. Would it take long to be enabled once it's been requested? Storm 21:17, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism

Hey, over the last couple of days there's been a problem with the user TD94 concerning vandalism. This user has even made uncivil and personal attacks on the userpages of myself myself and Dekoshu. I recommend that you review TD94's contributions before blocking him appropriately. Storm 19:57, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Admins

Hey, I brought this up to Nonoitall and his response was that if anything I should talk to you about it. I hope you don't mind if I copy-paste most of the original message, I just can't think of better ways to put it. Lately I've been trying to help boost the standards for Dragon Ball Wiki, and with the thanks I've been received from various users, my guess is that I'm doing a good job of this so far. I've been thinking though; with the more reputable users recognizing the issues with generally poor quality of articles around here, has the addition of another administrator ever been considered? There's a ton of articles for deletion, useless redirects, articles that remain named after their Japanese counterparts, and unnecessary images that don't really need to be on the database that personally I'd like to remove if given the opportunity. I also have previous experience with administrating wiki communities, so it wouldn't take long to get started with maintenance. I think my contributions speak for my "goal" as a user, but that goal is hindered by my not having permission to do more than two moves were every few minutes, deleting redirects to make room for moves (as I've contacted you and Nonoitall about on occasion), and judging by Special:RecentChanges, each current admin is usually active at specific times of the day (yourself usually being before I sign in, and Nonoitall during the later points in the night where I stop in to check for recent edits). It's just a thought, but if you think a third administrator could help shape things up around here, I'd totally be interested in taking the role. Let me know what you think. Storm 07:12, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

It sucks that Wikia is so hesitant to grant these extensions to their wikis. You don't sound like you're new to programming yourself (I guess with that being your job and all), so naturally that should only help your case of getting Semantic and having HardRedirects disabled; I guess because Narutopedia uses these things, even that should help your case since you clearly have experience with the software. At least the community has started putting same input into Semantic MediaWiki though. By the way thanks a lot for the sysop grant; I'll keep doing my best to make sure the wiki doesn't go to HFIL! (That makes me sound like a fanboy lol, but whatever, I thought it was appropriate hah. Thanks again.) Storm 10:26, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

I would like to have another archive from you please

Dekoshu talk contrib 22:57, 5 January 2009 (UTC) The list is excessively long, and I need it to be archived. Thank you, Mr. Dantman. I think the entire comments in the archived has to be put into it as well. Thank you for trying, though.

Just saying

Hi!! Storm told me you're an admin, so I figured I'd have to tell you too. I hope you don't mind, but I copy pasted most of this message because I told nonoitall too. I made a new forum called Kame House, in which there are (or will be) different topics regarding Dragon Ball. This is a great way to have some fun and intrigue members to keep contributing for this wiki. It's also a place for fun, so when you can take a look. I hope you approve of it. SSJ4Ichigo 21:41, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

hello

are you in the team of wikia???.If you are you can go on my account....same username.smh 22:07, 31 January 2009 (UTC) Ssj10goku

User Name, etc.

Hello. I stumbled upon DB wiki after I had joined all the original wiki projects. After I came here I see that someone (I think it's wiki-star) has already stolen my name and used it to commit vandalism and further stupidity. He has been doing that all over the other wikis as well. I'm more than annoyed that this person would steal my user name and go around on a vandalism spree. I think the reason why this person did it to begin with was because I, along with many administrators, stopped him from vandalizing other wiki pages. I'd have wanted to maintain the same user name on all the wikis so that people wouldn't confuse me with him...but I don't know how to clean my name from this person's idiocy. I am simply user Zarbon on all the other wikis (wikimedia commons, wikipedia, wikiquote, etc.) Is there a way to convert my name to Zarbon over here as well because I want to maintain the same user name? - PrinceZarbon 04:51, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Archive in Bleach Wikia please

Seriously, Mr. Dantman. I would like to have an archive please. Thank you. Dekoshu talk contrib 06:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

New Manual of Style up for review

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that a newly proposed Manual of Style has been written and is undergoing review on its talk page. Please make any of your concerns or ideas known so the manual can be finalized and put to use as soon as possible! Thanks. -- Nonoitall talk contr 06:30, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

A little help with bubbles...

Hi, how have you been? Hope life has been treating you well. Recently, I've been working on a possible solution to the canonicity issue discussed on Dragon Ball Wiki talk:Manual of Style, and I've hit a bit of a snag. (I'm still a bit of a newbie when it comes to the more technical points of Wikia.) What I want to do is create a information bubble that will pop up when a user clicks on a button or link. Placed in the right places, these could provide clarification on canonicity without disrupting flow or interfering with an in-universe writing style. Offline, I can do this using only CSS and HTML (with no JavaScript). I wanted to test out the bubbles on the wiki, using my personal CSS stylesheets to test them, but I'm having a bit of difficulty with one component in the bubbles.

The bubbles depend on a button or link being focused in order to make the bubble pop up. However, I can find no easy way to insert a button or link (or at least a link that doesn't do anything else) onto a page using only wikitext. I've read about MediaWiki extensions that allow the insertion of raw HTML into protected templates, which would seem to be a perfect solution to this problem, but I'm not sure if we have anything like that available here, or if we could even get such an extension installed if we don't. The only way I can see right now to achieve the desired result would be to use JavaScript to iterate through all of the elements on pages when they load, altering the inner-HTML of elements with the appropriate class, but this strikes me as being horribly inefficient. Any suggestions or insights on how I might get around this limitation?

Thanks in advance. -- Nonoitall talk contr 23:01, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for getting back to me so soon. Guess I will shoot for another solution in that case. In any case I guess this gave me an opportunity to hone my CSS skills. Thanks for the info! -- Nonoitall talk contr 05:40, September 25, 2009 (UTC)
Took care of those issues you pointed out. I replaced what images I could with local copies. There were a few links that were broken (I marked them with fixme's) and I'm not sure where/if those are supposed to be used on the wiki, so I left them there for the moment. I'd ask Storm since I think he contributed a lot of that material, but he's generally not around. -- Nonoitall talk contr 09:48, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

DB Series Template

Hello I am making a template for similar to your DB Series template for characters who appeared in Dr. Slump and need help lining it up with the Dragon Ball one. I made the template and if I have that and the Dragon Ball one together it puts the Dragon Ball one on the bottom. If you need an example of what I mean check the Arale Norimaki or Senbei Norimaki articles. The Icon is placed on top of the Dragon Ball one when I want it next to it. Im wondering if you can help me resolve this problem. - (Slayer25769 03:37, December 18, 2009 (UTC))

Semantic MediaWiki

Hey — long time no see. I was just wanting to check with you and confirm that nothing ever really went forward with this, right? (Seems like the conversation about it died down pretty quickly way back when we were talking about it.) Anyway, if that's the case, I was wondering if there's still a possibility that we might get the feature enabled on the wiki. I was working on some templates to ease citing references using only episode/chapter numbers, and just this evening I recalled that this type of task is one place where annotations could really be useful. Several very active members are expressing an interest in getting more references into the wiki's articles, and I have a feeling the community will be more enthusiastic about this feature now than a year and a half ago. If I resurrect the issue and consensus is in favor of using this extension, do you think its inclusion can be arranged? Thanks for the info. -- Nonoitall talk contr 07:47, July 26, 2010 (UTC)

are you still active and are you dutch?

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The future of our wiki

An important discussion about the future of our wiki would greatly benefit from your input! -- Nonoitall talk contr 23:05, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

MediaWiki server resources

Hi again! The discussion about whether we will move and where to is still under way, and we're presently discussing the pros/cons of our various possible destinations. With regards to the possibility seeking hosting ourselves, we have a couple users who could probably administrate a MediaWiki installation, but we're not quite sure what to look for in a hosting plan as far as resources go (bandwidth/disk space/RAM/CPU/etc). I was wondering if you might have any insights on this facet of the discussion? (Of course we want to think with expansion in mind.) -- Nonoitall talk contr 07:28, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

I know you're probably pretty busy trying to get Narutopedia prepared for this change, but since you seem to have given a fair amount of thought to hosting a wiki independently, would there be a chance you could join in on the discussion again, just to give us a few pointers on what we should be looking for, how much it would cost, and maybe a few example hosting plans that would fit the bill? I think we can muddle through with the core software components (LAMP, MediaWiki), but we just need a little direction as to what they will run on. Anyway, if you can pop in a few times just to give a little guidance we'd appreciate it immensely. -- Nonoitall talk contr 04:18, October 19, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the input! BTW I was having problems with Wikia's notifications as well, but they seem to be working correctly for me again now that I went into preferences, switched them off, saved my preferences, and then switched them on and saved again. It seems Wikia's issues are not limited to the new skin. :-P -- Nonoitall talk contr 11:36, October 19, 2010 (UTC)
Just wanted to poke you in case you hadn't noticed I had another question for you on the moving discussion. Thanks. -- Nonoitall talk contr 23:05, November 12, 2010 (UTC)
Whatcha waiting on? :-P -- Nonoitall talk contr 22:31, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I see. How much of a financial commitment would these wikis have to make each month, and how many wikis would need to commit to make this possible? Technically, even the wikis who want to leave Wikia have a fallback plan — they could always return to Wikia, no? (I mean, Wikia has made it abundantly clear that the wikis that get left behind will still be here for anyone who wants to keep contributing here.) If we could get enough wikis (or more importantly, enough benefactors) together, it doesn't seem like it would matter so much where they came from. I know I'd be happy to commit to regularly contributing a small amount to sustain a hobby such as this, and there may be quite a few more members who'd be willing to do the same. What kind of funds are we talking about? -- Nonoitall talk contr 23:59, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

FUNimation and hosting

Hey again. At our community's bidding, I talked to FUNimation about the possibility of their helping us out with hosting, and it sounds like they'd be open to at least discussing it. They've asked for specifics on what we'd require, and, as with going independent, I'm not exactly sure what to ask for. You're our most knowledgeable member in the area of hosting, and if you have any insights, I'd be most appreciative. I can put you in touch with my contact at FUNimation if you feel it would be more effective for you to convey our requirements directly. Thanks. -- Nonoitall talk contr 23:04, November 2, 2010 (UTC)

I agree it's very interesting. I was intentionally very brief in my request to them (I basically just asked if they would be interested in hosting the site), and so their response was accordingly brief as well. All I've heard is:
We may be able to help you with hosting of the site but would need some more information to see what specifics you would require. We would need to have this approved by the Licensor of Dragon Ball, Toei Animation, as well. If you could give us some more details we would be happy to look into this further. Thank you again.
I would also favor a situation where we could administer the installation itself, particularly if we'd have the help of someone knowledgeable (such as yourself) to do so. Even if not though, SSJ4 Lewich and myself can probably muddle through if we know what hardware to ask for and where to install what. (I've finally managed to successfully transfer our wiki's contents and users to my own MediaWiki installation here at home, so I'm slowly but surely getting the hang of this.) If FUNimation would rather control the software though, I could live with it as long as they'd be more receptive to our needs than Wikia currently is. It seems like this has piqued your interest, so if you'd like I'll send you the contact information of the person I was talking to, or I can relay the questions you had to him myself. -- Nonoitall talk contr 07:20, November 3, 2010 (UTC)
Alrighty, I mildly paraphrased the information you provided and sent a copy of the message to you as well. Thanks! -- Nonoitall talk contr 12:07, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Conference

Long time no see. :-P I wasn't sure if you saw, but I'm trying to get our admins together for a brief conference to iron out a few details of the move. Let us know if you can participate! -- Nonoitall talk contr 09:32, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Hehe — nevermind, you're quick! :-D -- Nonoitall talk contr 09:34, November 17, 2010 (UTC)

Domains

Hey, I was talking to Porplemontage about getting our wiki transferred and he needed to know which domain will be our primary one. I just wanted to make sure I understood correctly that dragonballencyclopedia.com will be the best one for a primary, right? (For search engine visibility?) Also he told me to set the nameservers to ns1.porplemontage.com and ns2.porplemontage.com, so I guess that's in your court. Thanks. -- Nonoitall talk contr 22:02, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

I just wanted to say thanks again for purchasing the domains!  SSJ4 Lewich  talk  contribs  16:09, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

Greets

user:Spiritbomber333 is creating pointless pages such as http://dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Retarded_frieza


Thank you SynPlus 17:47, January 2, 2011 (UTC)

Main Page

Hi, I was just wondering; I noticed you guys rearranged the main page but you took off the column that said "Wiki Content" (or something like that) I wanted to know if there was you would put it back, I used it alot (even though I am not a contibutor here I do like to explore) thanks!--100px (Who am I?)(Have something to say?) 00:37, January 19, 2011 (UTC)

Deleting a Wiki

Hey Dantman, how's it going? I know you're high level wikia staff at this point, so I was wondering if you could help me out with something that seems to be outside of my own jurisdiction. A user here, Tienshinhan09, has created his own wiki site, its only purpose apparently being to harass users here. I was hoping you could take care of this, whether it's by deleting that wiki altogether or whatever you need to do. Thanks and happy editing. -- SSJ4 Goku(2) 10X.Ka.me.ha.me.ha.....talk.....contrib. 07:07, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Oh sorry, I thought you were. Can you link a wikia staff talk page for me then? -- SSJ4 Goku(2) 10X.Ka.me.ha.me.ha.....talk.....contrib. 09:49, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

Hello!

Hello there Dantman. Now, you are still around wikia, right? So why are you not on this wiki anymore? I would just like to know. GohanwavingkaiGOHAN sayanHappyGohan 3Jimmykiller9GohanNewPowersNamektalkGohaneatinganapplecontribHappyKidGohan 3

Please Advise Against Chat Trolling

Hi, I'm leaving this message to you as well the other recently active admins. We've received complaints from several users that members of this wiki were trolling the chats of other wikis recently. I'm told that they all jumped in as a crowd and behaved badly in a variety of ways. As I'm sure you're well aware, that kind of behavior can be detrimental to the reputation of this wiki, so hopefully you can have a word with your community and tell them that cross-chat trolling is not acceptable. Thanks. --Dopp WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 01:51, November 23, 2011 (UTC)

Hey Daniel, whats up? Just wondering are you still active at all here?Gokussj3uc4 BardockGoku  talk  contribs Goku SSJ Namek by shadsonic2-1- 10:43, December 22, 2011 (UTC)

Question

Are youu still active? --Alex Virus Mercer 05:03, June 8, 2012 (UTC)

I don't really actively patrol the RC of wikis anymore. But if you send me a message I'm always around. Though, long as that message is an email. Wikia's notification system no longer sends me notifications about talkpage messages. ~ Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (Local TalkAnimanga Talk) 01:39, June 12, 2012 (UTC)

Dbz kai

Since, you made Template:DB_Series, you must be know its coding? How about adding DBZ kai by 509102-logos 010 dragon ball 010 by vicdbz d2n5d6o screen tiny ? —This unsigned comment was made by Alfa Star (talkcontribs) on 07:12, June 29, 2012 Please sign your posts with ~~~~ next time!.

can you just tell me which size would be best? Alfa Star (Talk)KidBroly
the code is not working Alfa Star (Talk)KidBroly 15:47, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Founder

do you know who's the founder of this wikia GBV6 I am GBV5 GokuBrolyVegeta. GBV7 23:11, August 24, 2013 (UTC)

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