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Hey, Patchlamb! Fanlore is running a challenge this week, and your creation of the page Bendy and the Ink Machine won you a badge:

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To find out how to display it on your user page, check out these instructions: How can I display my badges on Fanlore?

Check out the IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge page to learn more about the other challenges for this week and participate! --PriscillaD (talk) 03:50, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


IFD 2020

Patchlamb, you've earned a Day 1 badge for editing your user page during IFD 2020 Fanlore Challenge week!

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Come back and earn badges for Day 2 and Day 3! - somefangirl (talk) 08:44, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Fanlore Bingo 2020!

Hey, Patchlamb! Congratulations on getting Bingo! on your Expert Bingo card for the Fanlore Bingo Challenge! You've earned a badge!

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Keep going to get Blackout and earn another badge! --enchantedsleeper (talk) 23:12, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Hey, congrats on getting Blackout! Here's your badge! Effietheant (talk) 13:17, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

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Participating in Stub September

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Hey Patchlamb, thanks so much for your recent edits to Callout Culture. You've earned a shiny new badge. Well done!

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Keep going to earn them all! --Auntags (talk) 21:49, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Congratulations Patchlamb. You've earned another badge for your edits to Constable Frozen

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Well done! --Auntags (talk) 18:48, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Patchlamb! Thanks for your recent edits to Coffeeandink. You've earned another badge for going the extra mile.

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Keep going if you'd like to earn more badges! Stephanie Godden (talk) 03:29, 10 September 2020 (UTC)


Thank you for spotting Elise Madrid was incorrectly labelled as a stub and all the great work you did for the page! You are awarded this shiny new badge for your eagle eyes:
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There is one more badge to earn during this year's Stub September, so happy editing :D SecurityBreach (talk) 06:08, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

IFD 2021

Hi, Patchlamb! Thanks for adding the internal links! Here's your badge for completing Day 2 of the 2021 IFD Fanlore Challenge. Keep going to earn them all! Roamingcataloger (talk) 22:02, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

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Hi, Patchlamb! Thanks for adding fanwork examples to a character page. Here's your badge for completing Day 4 of the 2021 IFD Fanlore Challenge. Keep up the good work! --Emma M (talk) 10:00, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

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Hallo Patchlamb! Congratulations - by creating a new page for a small fandom, you've earned your badge for Day 7 of the IFD 2021 Fanlore Challenge! Aruna (talk) 19:51, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

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Can I ask a question?

Hello Patchlamb!

You kindly helped me when I started posting earlier in the week. Can I ask a formatting question?

I am working on the post The Holmsies Awards and I want to use the same citation for two separate quotes. Can I use the ref name= to do that? I can’t find it mentioned in the help pages. Thanks. Alessnox (talk) 23:47, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Yup! For regular one-time use references you use the <ref>this is a citation</ref>, but to use multiple use reference you would do <ref name=NAMEHERE>this is a citation to be used more than once</ref>. Then, any time you want to use that same ref a second or third or basically any other time, all you need to do is insert <ref name=NAMEHERE></ref> and it will direct to the same ref in the ref list. This page here (Creatures) has a few examples, ref 1 and 13 use the ref name trick. Patchlamb (talk) 23:55, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Thanks, i’ll try that.Alessnox (talk)

Fanlore Bingo 2021!

Hey, Patchlamb! Congratulations on getting Beginner Bingo during this year's Bingo Challenge! Your badge is below. Keep up the great editing! Kthoovestol (talk) 00:05, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

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Broken Image Link on Rainbow Meat Discussion

Thanks for the info. Since I’m a new account it appears I can’t upload an image yet. RavenStag Outfitters (talk) 00:58, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Ah I see! That's okay, you can always add it after your new user period is up, or otherwise add the pic in as a reference or quote. Patchlamb (talk) 18:06, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

IFD Fanlore Challenge 2022

Hi, Patchlamb! Congratulations--by adding some information to your user page, you've earned the Day 1 badge for our ongoing editing challenge, the IFD Fanlore Challenge! Here it is:

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There are 7 badges to be earned, and you can earn the rest by completing the tasks on the Challenge Help page. Good luck! --Chubsthehamster (talk) 17:46, 15 February 2022 (UTC)


Hi, Patchlamb! Congrats on earning your Day 2 badge of our editing challenge! Here it is:

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Keep going to earn the remaining five, and thanks for participating! --chubsthehamster (talk) 23:24, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi, Patchlamb! Congrats on completing the task for Day 3 of our IFD editing challenge! Here's your new badge:

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Keep going to get the remaining four badges! And happy editing --Auntags (talk) 20:13, 17 February 2022 (UTC)

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Great job with these edits! Kthoovestol (talk) 01:57, 20 February 2022 (UTC)

Great work, Patchlamb! For adding to the manga page Mouretsu Pirates, you've earned your final badge for the challenge, Day 7!

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Congrats on earning them all! We hope you've enjoyed taking part! --enchantedsleeper (talk) 00:17, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

My last email

Hi, how are you? good morning again, please disregard my last email to you, it was a false alarm if we may say so -- Ellakbhesse (talk) 14:44, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi Ellakbheese, I don't think I got any other messages from you recently. Patchlamb (talk) 17:25, 17 April 2022 (UTC)
Edit: Oh, I did, it went to my email's "Promotion" section instead of my primary. I'll disregard it then since you mentioned it being a false alarm. :) Patchlamb (talk) 17:26, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Fanlore Bingo Challenge 2022

Hello Patchlamb! You have achieved Bingo in your Beginner Bingo sheet. Congratulations and here is your badge -- keep going to collect em all :D --Shiningpaperclip (talk) 02:45, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

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Back again, Patchlamb, to award you with your badge for getting Bingo in your Expert Bingo sheet! Enjoy :D --Shiningpaperclip (talk) 04:52, 9 June 2022 (UTC) Pirate Hat.gif

Woo-hoo! Thank you very much for participating in this year's Fanlore Bingo event ♥ Please accept this shiny new badge for your great work:

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SecurityBreach (talk) 18:23, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
Hi, it's me again. Thank you so much for your great work for this year's Fanlore Bingo. Here are two more badges for you:
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SecurityBreach (talk) 18:36, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

Stub September

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Hiya Patchlamb! Here is some birthday cake for adding to the Springtrap stub! Yummm… Joanna R (talk) 02:02, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

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Hullo Patchlamb! Enjoy this cake for finding an incorrectly-flagged stub (Hemospectrum) ^_^ -- Shiningpaperclip (talk) 19:35, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

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Thank you for continuing to work on Springtap, so that its now expanded to the points its not a stub \o/ Here's another badge and happy editing --Auntags (talk) 22:13, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

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Identity protection

Hi, I saw you deleted old revisions of a few pages for identity protection. I wonder if the content of [1][2] might have been overlooked. (Obviously I don't know what was the exact issue. Sorry if this is my misunderstanding.) --Potpotkettle (talk) 12:09, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Thank you, Kettle! :) Patchlamb (talk) 15:43, 15 September 2022 (UTC)

Templates that help with Archive links

I really appreciate the archive links you added to Animated Music Video! Is there a reason you're not using the Cite Web or source templates? Particularly in the cases where you want to add the archived link as a superscript, Source saves you a bit of messing with HTML. -- Quaelegit (talk) 00:40, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi Quaelegit, the Cite Web template is mostly for the references section at the bottom of the page rather than curated example lists (and honestly goes a bit over my head; we talk about it on the Furry talk page). It can be a bit unwieldy looking so it's not my preferred reference or archival format, but some editors use it. It's possible it will become less unwieldy as the wiki transitions to a visual editor. Using a superscript for lists makes it faster and shorter; the difference between the superscript and the source template is only visible in the code, where the source template includes a date in the code and the superscript doesn't. But on the outside they look the same. I use the source code for external links in articles but not on longer lists, like in example sections. Not using it is just a preference. It's less work, the code is simplified, and the only loss is the date isn't in the code (which non-editors/guest readers will likely not be viewing, anyways). Patchlamb (talk) 16:49, 28 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for explaining! The discussion on the Furry talk page is illuminating. I agree it would be nice to make Cite web easier to use and more accessible to newbies, but I'll wait until the updates next month and see what specifically i want to discuss then (and will move it off your talk page to somewhere more relevant :P). And I see your point about the Source template -- I prefer using it over dealing w/ HTML tags, but I usually leave off the archive-date field entirely, so it's functionally identical to the latter! -- Quaelegit (talk) 05:33, 30 September 2022 (UTC)