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Hi, Mrs. Potato Head. I'm new here. Could you please create my user page and talk page for me, as I cannot edit them unfortunately. I'm trying to introduce myself. Plus, a welcome would be okay too! MinecraftFan (talk) 15:12, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi Mrs PH, I am puzzled about the change you made to "Androidz". You seem to have added back the Flyer image that was always failing to load. I did eventually find the Flyer image a few weeks ago - clicking on the blank frame took me to the large version. I made a new copy, straightened the jpg and relaunched it, and it is now visible. (See further done under "Original flyer".) I don't know why your thumbnail version won't load on any of my browsers. My version loads fine. Therin of Andor (talk) 10:42, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

I'm puzzled as well, Therin of Andor. I found the image hanging out in the "Unused Files" section. I clicked on it, copied that code, and added it to the page. The "Unused Files" can be found under Special Pages:
I ran across another image that I'd added last week for an issue of In a Different Reality that had that blue question mark. When I went to look at it this morning, the blue question mark was gone, and there's nothing to click on. I looked in the "Unused Files" section, and it's not there. I mostly use Safari as my browser, and sometimes Firefox, but it doesn't show up in either.
I don't know what the problem is, but you seem to have a work around for these glitches. The best thing, I think, is for me to delete the Androidz flyer I added, so that everyone (hopefully) has an image that appears. --MPH (talk) 14:36, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay! After posting that curiosity last night, I noticed the exact same thing had happened on "Kiron III". Clicking on the white frame took me to the original file image. I was able to fix it the same way I fixed the "Androidz" flyer. It seems that the coding for the ones with blue question marks start with "File" and the ones that work start with "Image" (and have dimensions specified) seem to be okay. It means that will now be an unused file for the original scan of the Kiron III #0 flyer. Therin of Andor (talk) 22:55, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay. Some good clues. I thought "image" and "file" were interchangeable, but I guess not in some circumstances. I'll go ahead and delete the Kiron III flyer from the unused images so we can be tidy. Thank you for the investigation and follow-up. :-) --MPH (talk) 01:02, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
As we discussed before, there still seems to be a lot of early images that fail to display their thumbnails. Sometimes it's an error in the file name, but not always. Clicking on the question mark it the pic's frame often opens up the original image and, by cleaning up the scan, slightly squaring the text, etc, the system is usually allowing me to rename the image and relaunch it so it can display a thumbnail. Maybe it's that the first file was too large to display a thumbnail? I shall keep editing them as I encounter them, if you like, as I get the time. Therin of Andor (talk) 01:44, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Therin of Andor, I'm going to ask the Gardeners about this and see if our collective brains can't figure this out. I'll let you know. --MPH (talk) 12:53, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi MPH: I was trying to find the "Talk" page where the quote on Bob Johnson's Star Trek Marathons came from: ie. The calendars that are reproduced on [the Fanlore] entry include artwork which is characteristic of the style of drawing of, and probably attributable to the man who created and implemented the Star Trek Marathon idea at the Ritz. I don't know who instigated the concept of the Marathons. While it may be true of a few very early Marathon calendars out of Melbourne were made by the implementor, the two examples shown on the page are definitely the work of Sydney-based fan, Mike McGann - and he was most certainly never an instigator of the Marathons. He used to run a stall at each Sydney Marathon and sold screen-printed "fan art" T-shirts and calico bags. Mike's artwork often appeared in Aussie fanzines in the 70s-90s. (I was a Marathon regular from 1980-2000). I will remove that sentence from the quote section and will amend the captions under each calendar. Therin of Andor (talk) 07:15, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Looks like you made the correction already, which was what would have suggested. Thanks for fixing it, Therin of Andor. And thanks for working on that page! --MPH (talk) 12:07, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

My edits

Thanks for the kind words. I still, however, don't know how to use this talk properly. Hope this works. Jessency

Hey, you. Hello. :-) --MPH (talk) 01:08, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Fanlore Challenge 2019

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Congratulations for completing Day 2 of the IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge by adding example fanworks to the Swap page! Here's your badge!

Come back and complete our Day 3 editing challenge tomorrow to get another badge! -Gem (talk)

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Congratulations for completing Day 3 of the IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge by adding fanon details to the Jean-Luc Picard character page! Here's your badge!

Come back and complete our Day 4 editing challenge tomorrow to get another badge! -Gem (talk)

Congrats, MPH! By adding to In A Different Reality, you've completed Day 5 of the IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge. Here's your badge!

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By creating and adding to When All Else Fails (Star Trek: TOS story), you've completed Day 6 and Day 7 of the IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge. Here are your badges!

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Thank you for participating in this year's challenge! --Punkpixieprince (talk) 22:20, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Factopedia - the free encyclopedia - created by Dove Smith (MinecraftFan)

Hey Mr.s PH. I am starting a new wiki related to facts. Factopedia is the new online encyclopedia that is the home of facts. Anybody can edit it. If you are interested in helping my with this new project and encourage other people here to increase this encyclopedia, that would be much appreciated. I am also giving out admin ship to others too. I need at least 10 staff/admins. Here is the link: it should got to main page, if it doesn't, then it hasn't been created yet. See you there! MinecraftFan (talk) 18:31, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

conspiracy 87 edit

Hi, MPH! It looks like you were going to add a quote to the Conspiracy 87 page, but only added the quote container. Do you remember what you were going to add?--aethel (talk) 22:48, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Ha! I must have simply walked away and forgotten. But happily, I'd left a footnote, so it was easily found. All fixed now. Thank you for noticing, Aethel. --MPH (talk) 23:11, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
No problem. :) Here's another minor mystery: you added FIX in front of a paragraph that looks ok except the year doesn't match.--aethel (talk) 23:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm hoping it's a straightforward as me mistyping. Since Bob Shaw was a GOH of that con, and the remarks weren't in a quote, I simply switched the date to the fifth con. --MPH (talk) 23:22, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Clean Up Work After Banned Editor

I'm going to go ahead and start working on going through all of JKFAN's edits (and there are hundreds and hundreds) dating from January 19 to May 5. I'm going to remove 1) lyrics, and dialogue, and odd, random easter eggs, 2) delete official logos and images, 3) remove excessive canon and things that aren't fannish (though this is difficult as I'm not familiar with the fandoms), 4) add [citation needed] template when needed, 5) propose deletion of pages that have little or no fandom (each one a possible subject for discussion for a variety of reasons), the templates will be a way to find them again for action, 6) get rid of nosy personal, and sometimes very offensive comments about celebrities.

I'll keep a current status of where I am on the list right here. Jan, Feb, March, April, May .

Feel free to revert and edit those pages yourself (or grab a month or a couple of weeks!), as it's a job for more than one person, to be sure. Maybe make a note of the ground you covered here, so we don't have too much duplication of effort?

Please spot me on my changes? MPH (talk) 18:17, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Okay, I'm finished with a first pass through. I certainly missed things, but have done my best. Now, I'm going to move on to the extensive clean-up of the default sort of fan names, one which this editor went crazy on, despite the statement at the top of the page to NOT DO THAT. --MPH (talk) 02:22, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for doing this, MPH! At one point I did go through their January and February edits, filtering by "most recent edit", but they made a lot of strange edits that felt wrong but that I wasn't sure we had a specific policy against. The talk page discussions have been good for articulating our rationale for including/not including certain types of information.--aethel (talk) 03:28, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

KaleidoScope (Star Trek: TOS anthology published in 1993) (section)

Hello MPH! I was tottering around in KaleidoScope #3 and discovered that the address at the top of all pages shows the following [KaleidoScope (Star Trek: TOS anthology published in 1993) (section)] The text ("published in 1993") is correct for #1 only. It does not appear that I have the rights to make the changes for the subsequent months. Let me know if you need any mor e details. Regards, Bobdog54 (talk) 00:58, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Are you talking about making specific redirects elsewhere on the wiki and having them all land at the top of the KaleidoScope page? --MPH (talk) 11:58, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

The only thing that needs to be changed is the text that says " (Star Trek: TOS anthology published in 1993) (section)". The text only shows up when the user hovers over the name of the fanzine. For example, if you hover over Issue 7 which was published in 1998, the complete title of the zine shows that it was published in 1993. The typo was created when part of the title from Issue #1 was copied to make titles for later issues. I hope this helps. Bobdog54 (talk) 15:29, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you

Hi, I'd like to thank you for adding fanart to the Edith Keeler-page! SecurityBreach (talk) 17:39, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome. Thank you for making it. I'll keep an eye out for some fic examples. --MPH (talk) 18:19, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

2019 Bingo

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Thank you for all your work on Fanlore, and for participating in this challenge! :D - Fandomgeographies (talk) 18:47, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Help requested

I'm unable to find a fanlore page for general questions and requests for help, but I've received lots of email from you thanking me for edits, so I'll ask you if you can help. (A.k.a. "No good dead goes unpunished.") There was a page for a fanzine titled "Six Point Five". It had very little information, so I filled it out from my copy -- including correcting the publication date from Dec. 1983 to Jan. 1983. I gave a little extract of "How this issue came to be", but essentially pointed this article to Odyssey #6.5, which it was, but without ever actually mentioning that's what it was. Ok, everything in that article now is correct. But ...
That wasn't what this page had been created for! There was another fanzine titled "Six Point Five", edited by Linda Blanchard, and published in Dec. 1983. The original page had the correct date, but didn't know who the editor was (that information was provided by Andy Hooper ). To fix this, I suppose both zines should be listed, and the previous page here restored (with Linda's name added). But I don't know how to do that, or how to disambiguate the two fanzines with the same name. Chavey (talk) 02:47, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

This is what I decided to do: Since Odyssey 6.5 is probably what almost all fans are looking for, I put a note on the top of the Six Point Five page for the Trek zine. Then I turned the Six Point Five page into the Blanchard one (wish we had more info on it).
If the Trek zine was a lot more well-known with the Six Point Five title, we'd could have easily made a disambiguation page and pointed each one to either "Six Point Five (zine edited by Tullock and Cross)" and "Six Point Five (zine edited by Blanchard)." But I think what we have now works well.
Thanks for working on Fanlore, Chavey. :-) --MPH (talk) 22:24, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! That sounds like the correct solution. I wish I had more time to work on Fanlore -- I collect SF fanzines written by women, and have just over 3000 of them, but not really enough time to do the bibliographic work on them I'd like to -- and the 3,200 SF *books* by women, many of which aren't even in yet. But maybe when I retire I'll have more time to put into my hobby. Chavey (talk) 03:36, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
I greatly enjoy your edits on Fanlore, Chavey. That makes two of us looking forward to your retirement!
You have an astonishingly interesting and amazing collection of zines and books. I am in awe. --MPH (talk) 18:19, 26 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I've been working on my collection for a while. I'm particularly pleased that I have 53 books by women from before 1900 (the oldest is a 1794 first edition of "Mysteries of Udolpho"), and over 50 fanzines by women from before 1950. Fanlore doesn't do much with older fanzines, but Fancyclopedia has pretty good coverage of the older SF stuff. If you want to see my best work, check out Shangri L'Affaires on Fancyclopedia. Before I started work on this, it had the general description (ZineWiki style), and I added essentially all the individual issues (Fancyclopedia and isfdb style). Chavey (talk) 23:59, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Royal Handmaiden Society

MPH, I duplicated a page trying to fix the title-- is there a way to merge them, or delete the one with incorrect capitalization? It should be Royal Handmaiden Society, not Royal handmaiden society. ;_; Doctorsidrat (talk) 04:50, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

Aha! I figured out what to do (I hope): I made a redirect. Sorry for the trouble! doctorsidrat (talk) 05:53, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
No trouble! Thank you for the edits. :-) --MPH (talk) 18:43, 7 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello! --Supernerd (talk) 16:09, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

My article

Is it okay to have my article Dove Windsor on here? It mentions that I am an editor on Fanlore. --Supernerd (talk) 16:29, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

2019 Stub September

Hi MPH, glad to see you participating in this year's Stub September as well :-) Please find below your badge for removing the stub flag on the Cassie Ingaben‎‎ article page among others. --09:38, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

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Thanks for the welcome!

Hi there -- I'm an old Wikipedia hand, and even older part of Duran Duran fandom, who's new around these parts. Lovely place it is you have here, too! We'll see how much leisure I will have to become more a part of the community after my immediate goals here have been taken care of -- but researching and organizing info about things I love is certainly right up my alley. :)

As a precursor to trying to help salvage swaths of Duran Duran fandom history from the Yahoo Groups closure, I'm fleshing out their page and creating some stubs for the most important sites/lists/zines, etc, because I think other fans from Ye Olde Days may be roused from their slumber by the "anyone here to archive this?" posts I'm making in the closing groups. And since those posts include a link to the DD page here, I am rushing a bit to provide foundations to build on if they have memories to add. I'm trying to poke around the Fanlore Help and existing articles to use the right templates and layouts and such, but if I end up doing anything against local custom, I welcome corrective edits or a tap on the shoulder to point me in the right direction! Thank you much, Artslave (talk) 03:48, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia! You must be an experienced veteran. As you've probably figured out, the Duran Duran pages on Fanlore are pretty skimpy, so I'm super glad you're going to work on them.
researching and organizing info about things I love is certainly right up my alley. Me, too!
The Yahoo Groups closure is terrible, but if it spurs fans to document and talk about history, then it has a bright spot.
As for your edits and navigating, I'm sure you'll fit in just fine, as it's a pretty laid-back place with helpful people. Thank you so much for finding the wiki, and for all your work and enthusiasm. :-) --MPH (talk) 18:37, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Nomination November

Hi, MPH! Congratulations - you've earned a badge for adding your vote to a featured article nomination during Nomination November!


I'm sure I'll be back with more badges for you later this month :D -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 10:06, 6 November 2019 (UTC)