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Hello and welcome to WikiIndex! Great to have you here. I just wanted to say that I agree with you at Category talk:ReadOnly and encourage you to help make it clearer that wiki is more than just a wiki engine. Best, MarkDilley

I think that there is no consensus on deleting ReadOnly wiki, I would like to explore with you ways to make the above idea stronger, if you are interested. Best, MarkDilley


Try putting {{sysop}} on your userpage. Proxima Centauri 10:45, 6 November 2008 (EST)


How do I delete and protect against recreation? Proxima Centauri 09:04, 18 November 2008 (EST)

Do this --Elassint, 11 18 2008 talk


Sorry to have made you tag it with the "edit war" template. I did revert twice today but I wasn't planning to continue doing so ad infinitum. No one likes an edit war. I'm new here, but I don't see much in the way of policy of dealing with controversial wikis. I presume that we want to keep relatively neutral. And I'm sure we don't want to go through this every time a contentious wiki battle spills over onto WikiIndex. I'm open to your suggestions. --MarvelZuvembie 01:19, 29 November 2008 (EST)

By the way, are you the same username on Wikipedia? I spotted it in my watchlist today. (I have a different username over there.) --MarvelZuvembie 20:03, 17 December 2008 (EST)
Yes. --Elassint talk 20:11, 17 December 2008 (EST)

Main namespace[edit]

Hello, just wanted to let you know that wiki people in the main namespace is the norm here (pseudonyms stay in the user namespace) - the tagline is that this is a wiki for wikis, wiki people and wiki ideas. Let me know what your thoughts are on that. Best, MarkDilley

Transcendental Meditation[edit]

Hi Elassint. I noticed that the meditation that you put into User:Sonia Gallagher is Transcendental Meditation. A lot of meditation is harmless and may help people relax. Many people think TM isn't harmless and I don't like it when someone tries to use a wiki where I'm an administrator to advertise something harmful. I've put links there warning people that TM may cause problems and protected the page so the Transcendentalists can't change it. I hope that'll keep them away. Proxima Centauri 05:04, 22 April 2009 (EDT)

block length[edit]

Dear Elassint, thank you for fighting spam and otherwise doing so much to make this WikiIndex a better place. I suspect you have more experience with blocking users than I do -- would you mind sharing your knowledge at WikiIndex:Blocking Policy ? --DavidCary 08:30, 10 July 2009 (EDT)

Dispute Resolution[edit]

Hey, wanted to let you know about this effort in dispute resolution, my suggestion is here, I realize you are involved in one the wiki involved, would appreciate your help in a community manner rather than a sysop manner on this. Let me know what you think about that. ~~ MarkDilley

Your "Doppelganger"[edit]

I added the "medal". ;-) Best, Wolf | talk 15:22, 6 December 2009 (EST)

Thanks for cleaning up that mess! I wonder which spammer or troll we pissed off. ;-) --MarvelZuvembie 13:40, 7 December 2009 (EST)

Hi, I see you are an admin.[edit]

Hi, Sorry if I sound rude, but I need help, please see my talk page. --JFrancis 10:33, 5 July 2010 (EDT)

changed to Template:Inactive[edit]

AgileEdge Wiki was a wiki backend once... RIP... Best, MarkDilley

Hosting move[edit]

Thanks, that is a better place for sure Raymond King | talk

How long is the site gonna be down? --Elassint 16:19, 21 August 2010 (EDT)


Site wasn't accepting changes for a bit while we tried to move it. I noticed you were making a bunch of edits at the time, sorry for any inconvenience... We had to roll it back and will try again shortly. The problem is with versions of MediaWiki and PHP, etc. Raymond King | talk

I didn't encounter any problems yesterday, but I'm not going to edit until the site is moved so I can avoid any problems. --Elassint 20:08, 27 August 2010 (EDT)
Your good until next weekend, that's probably when we'll try again Raymond King | talk
Turns out the switch over was made today, please let me know if you see any strange behavior, thanks! Raymond King | talk

(Off topic - a little) @Raymond: Is a version upgrade intended too? Best, Wolf | talk 06:57, 30 August 2010 (UTC) ...I'm sorry for repeatedly [1] asking this question

We didn't upgrade the version of MediaWiki, but could if thought it was necessary or helpful. I don't think it's hard, but it's also not trivial since there have been some code edits already on this version. We'd need to find someone familiar with MediaWiki installations. Thoughts? Raymond King | talk
I'm only familiar with using MediaWiki. With installation and configuration I'm not experienced. What about inventing John again? Maybe if you, Raymond, will do this, he could remember good old times ;-) --Wolf | talk 13:31, 26 September 2010 (PDT)


Thanks for reverting that last edit on my page John 18:17, 16 September 2010 (PDT)

You're welcome. I thought those weird doppelganger vandals were ancient history, but they are always easy to spot. Elassint, 09 16 2010


Act of treason noted. No longer vibrant, eh? --MarvelZuvembie 14:35, 20 September 2010 (PDT)

Thanks for reverting the doppleganger edit on my page[edit]

Thanks for reverting the ban notice by the doppelganger User:KghbIn on my talk page. David Shepheard 09:59, 21 September 2010 (PDT)

Just wondering[edit]

Are there certain policies that users should be notified on this Wiki? There seems to be nothing of that sort on the policies. As such, isn't it accurate and fair to say that there's no "right" per se to block anyone without their realization of this at least? Granted, this is common sense to an extent, however it doesn't mean it should not be written either. ht14 (talk) 17:33, 22 September 2010 (PDT)

Can you make me an administrator? 2 people vote for yes.

Wikia skin[edit]

Do you have anything to write about the Oasis skin? Proxima Centauri 08:15, 24 October 2010 (PDT)


Hi - can you check out, contribute if you want - WikiIndex:Admin Notes#October 2010 Upgrade Thoughts - best, MarkDilley

policy does exist here[edit]

Dear Elassint, You mention on User talk:Ht14 that "The same policy does exist here". Certainly I agree that policy *should* exist here, so today I added it to the draft policy proposal at WikiIndex talk:Blocking Policy. Or has it already been written down elsewhere in some other policy or guideline? Perhaps one of the Category:Guidelines? --DavidCary 07:36, 8 November 2010 (PST)

category merge suggestion: LGBT and Queer[edit]

Suggestion at Category talk:Sexuality. Hope you will post a reply there. (Telling you because you edited QueerWiki article.) --EarthFurst 01:35, 19 November 2010 (PST)

delete R*X Clan article?[edit]

Should R*X Clan article should be deleted? Talk:Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - wiki by R*X Clan. EarthFurst 09:38, 19 February 2011 (PST)