User talk:Sparcicle/2010-2013 Archive

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Thanks for adding all these Harry Potter pages! I find them very interesting because I haven't read much in that part of fandom and there is a lot to learn for me. :) --Doro 09:45, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

No problem! I was very involved in the fandom during the "three year summer," and I've had a lot of fun revisiting all the sites and fics I read. I'm not as familiar with the newer stuff though, I'm going to have to do my research :) ~ sparc 20:59, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Hello! You may have noticed that I reverted a disambiguation you made and then recreated it. When you simply copy and paste the content of page, the edit history is lost, so we usually use a Move function that allows us to keep all the edit history as well as the page's content. Regular users can't move/rename pages, but if you want a page moved, you can add an attention gardener template to the page with a note about what needs to be done to the page, and someone will move the page for you.--æthel 15:12, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that! Will do next time. ~ sparc 22:15, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

I love you forever! [1] --æþel 18:40, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Happy to help :) ~ sparc 22:38, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

New gardener; welcome *waves*. I saw that you've been blocking a lot of spambots lately - thank you for that ♥ --Tuulia 22:36, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

My pleasure! I'm quite excited to be helping out with my fancy new powers :) --sparc 22:42, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts on defaultsorting, Sparcicle -- I never remember to add it to my articles! You're right, I think, that fan names aren't default sorted, though people are -- which can be problematic for eg acafen. Cheers, Espresso Addict 04:59, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

I tend to forget too, I just go through the category pages every once and a while and make sure there are no "The"s under "T" :). Fan names are confusing! It make sense not to defaultsort them at all, especially for clear pseudonyms, but then when you consider acafen too... --sparc 05:57, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for finding and correcting all those ref/cite tags! --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 02:41, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

No problem, it feels good to get rid of those cite errors! I'm glad the new upgrade points them out because there was a surprising amount of pages with forgotten footnotes. --sparc (talk) 04:42, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Reverted Edits to First Time

Why did you revert the edits I made to First Time (Star Trek: TOS zine)/Issues 11-20? I'm moving content from these zine pages to their own pages. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 01:16, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

I didn't mean to sorry! D: I'm using a tablet and must have pushed it by mistake. I changed it back! --sparc (talk) 02:22, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
No worries, Sparc. I was just confused. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 02:28, 11 January 2013 (UTC)


Thank you, sparc, for all the template work you're doing. I like the Anna Parrish page, too. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 17:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

It's no problem, thanks :) --sparc (talk) 00:29, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
It's all super-invaluable, and I'm so happy you're doing it. Again --Thank you. Thank you. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 02:11, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you from me as well. We now have blanket permission from some artists - some of the art was uplaoded under fair use before permissions were obtained. They are (so far)

I'll keep adding them here. --MeeDee (talk) 06:44, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Great, thanks for letting me know! I'll make sure to use the right permission status. :) --sparc (talk) 06:49, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

We've moved the art permissions for both artists and publishers here. Ex: Kathy Resch has given permission to upload the art in the fanzines she published (ex Thyla).--MeeDee (talk) 05:53, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Because I Can't Say It Enough

The work you do is fabulous, and it is a great source of support; thank you, thank you. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 23:20, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

That's so nice of you to say, thank you! I'm always impressed by your work, too. :) --sparc (talk) 23:24, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

So much work you've put into the StalkerGate page! It's interesting, well-cited, organized... Beautiful! --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 12:23, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! I spent way too much time on it, but I couldn't help myself haha. HP fandom had so much drama! --sparc (talk) 18:00, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Interview Links for Silvermoon

Is that interview site with the blue background a better one to link to than the one with the black (which I didn't have a direct link for anyway for a reason I can't remember)? If so, I can switch them out and fix the reference link. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 12:55, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

I went ahead and switched out those links, and then I added some archived links. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 15:13, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply, I haven't had reliable internet access for the past few weeks. I do like the pages with the blue background for links in interview articles because it makes it easy to navigate to the other interviews on the site. The black background pages also serve as author pages with links to fic, and their URLs seem to be hidden when browsing the site normally (though can be seen e.g. by opening a link in a new tab). I think the links you've added are good, and I love all of the new interview pages :) --sparc (talk) 19:04, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
No reliable internet access? Yikes, unless one is camping, that is no fun. I had no idea the blue, newer pages were there, or I'd have linked to them in the first place as they are prettier, and they provide a direct link instead of having to click through. Two interview on the black, older site didn't transfer over to the new site, so I left those two alone. I'm glad you like the interviews! I like doing them for a number of reasons: they're almost always interesting, I like hearing fans' actual words, they provide links to things, and they are chockfull of vocabulary; each one is like a little time capsule. If you have any leads to others, let me know, yes? Some fandoms are sorely lacking... --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 19:44, 19 September 2013 (UTC)


Thank you for working with the fan interview pages, sparc. They are very fun in their own right, and often lead to other interesting links! --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 12:55, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I've been working on articles for Quidditch Pitch authors and some related topics, so I figured I'd incorporate info and links where I can. The interview pages are a great place for tying things together! I've also been keeping my eye out for interviews that don't have articles yet, but you seem to have been very thorough! I'll definitely let you know if I stumble across anything else. --sparc (talk) 10:19, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

sparc, did you just recently find a place with more fan interviews? I can't remember! --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 00:38, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

The only one was a page with interviews for "Popular" fandom, I left a link at Talk:List of Fandom-Specific Fan Interviews but I can leave it on your talk page next time if that's easier --sparc (talk) 01:07, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
My talk page is good. But I ended up moving the link to my do do page, which will also work. Thank you for finding them! --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 01:41, 7 November 2013 (UTC)


Did that "weird" thing with your edit on the Lotharius page mean that the edit you made and saved, disappeared (blanked), and you had to re-add it back in? If so, it's the same thing I've been battling for a couple of weeks. --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 03:30, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

What happened to me was that I tried to edit a section but instead it replaced the content of the entire page. I don't think it's the same glitch, it might've just been something funny with my browser reloading the edit page. If it happens again I'll report it as a glitch though. --sparc (talk) 04:56, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Image Templates

Oh, thank you for doing these! There was another interesting post today, this time Star Wars: --Mrs. Potato Head (talk) 20:08, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the link! I really enjoyed those posts. I'll add some Star Wars templates too :) --sparc (talk) 20:27, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

About your To-Do list (which is great! I love wiki projects and I'm working on my own *g*), you have Category:Harry Potter Archives as a red link. HP is such a huge fandom that it really makes sense to have more specialized website categories. Should I make the category or do you want to do it yourself when there are more pages? Just checking! :) --Doro 08:43, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome to create the category if you'd like! I just jotted it down here so I wouldn't forget, but I think there are enough pages for both categories already to justify a split (and many more to come). --sparc 09:41, 29 October 2011 (UTC)