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Please take a few seconds to read the bullet points below, they're just a few things you may want to know before posting anything on my talk page, thanks!

  • Please begin comments under a new section, unless you are following something up.
  • It is unlikely for me to miss a message and not respond, but if I do, bop me on the head and send it again. :)
  • Please sign and date your entries by inserting ~~~~ at the end.
  • Please don't mind if I rename section headers - it helps me navigate.
  • Please reserve e-mail for conversations which must be kept private.
  • Please keep what you are saying clean of any abuse or bad language.
  • I will reply in the most appropriate place depending on what has been said, so please be sure to check on both your talkpage and my talkpage for a reply. Although if you would like me to reply in a specific place just say so and I shall reply there.


Hello, Alien, and welcome to the Official Guild Wars Wiki! If you need help with anything, please feel free to add a message to my talk page. I highly recommend that you check out the "Welcome to the wiki" page - it's extremely useful as an initial guide. Best of luck and happy editing! --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:31, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello Alien! Love the userpage you have setup, it looks lovely! That graphic is amazing as well, did you make it? I too love smiles and use them probably more often than I should hehe ^^ Foxysheri 16:27, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks alot! :) Nice to see someone who likes smilies as much as I do! :D I didn't do it all myself it was inspired by many other users over on wikipedia. I had a look at your user page and its really nice too I love the character pages. =] I will probably do some character pages of my own eventually but just spent a while seting up my Userpage and talkpage so that can come a bit later. ;) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 16:42, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright even before you hear them speak." That has got to be one of the best one liners I've ever read! Nice, and btw hello :). Fro 12:04, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
hehe thanks! Always great to see new people on the wiki! welcome :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 12:07, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Two notes[edit]

First: Great work with the town articles ^^
Second note is a bit more boring, but according to the user policy we are not allowed to apply special formatting to our talk pages. To have that nice box at the top is no problems, but we should not apply formatting to the comments. I think the main reason is it can make a mess of the comments sometimes. - anja talk 11:59, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Ok :( I suppose its best that I abide by the rules. Ill change it a bit later when I have some more time. And thanks :) it's taking me a while but soon ill have all the NPC sections sorted out on the main towns. :D --Alien User Alien Sig.png 12:05, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Your user page looks really great! But why don't you use the standard wiki link syntax ([[User talk:Alien|a link]]) when you want to link internal pages. For example your handy link section looks a bit ugly because of this and some users may get in trouble because of absolute urls (some users use as the wiki address). For things where you need external urls (for example edit links) you can also use the following syntax: [{{fullurl:User talk:Alien|action=edit&section=new}} click here to add a new section] - so nobody gets a problem. poke | talk 13:23, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

aaah I see, sorry about that, I didnt realise it could cause people problems because of the way I had done it. I was aware of the standard way of linking I just preferred to do links using a url on my userpage. hehe I know fussy. ^^ but yeah sure ill start changing them. And by the way, thanks for pointing that out to me! --Alien User Alien Sig.png 13:31, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Just a quick note: To link categories without including them use: [[:Category:Category Name]]. By this you can create nicer links: Category:NPCs for example ;) poke | talk 20:06, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
aha! thanks, I was having a few prolems with linking them. :) I'll change them in a second. =] --Alien User Alien Sig.png 20:08, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Replying Mid-page[edit]

So yeah, i been using the original wiki for a while so im not a complete noob :) But i had a question and since you said post here for any help I am doing that. So the question is how do i reply to someone mid page?Like on izzy's page underpowered/overpowered skills, how do i reply to a skill that is not at the bottom, do i just edit and add my post where that skill is being talked about? Thanks :) Durga Dido 08:15, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

yup, you would do exactly that, edit the section of the page with the skill that you would like to comment on and then simply add your comment. But remember to add your comment underneath all the other comments that have been said on that particular skill so that the page can be left in a readable order. hope I helped :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 16:44, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

How can I get...[edit]

How can I get one of those scrollbar boxes that you have on your Userpage? I would like to have one so I can add it to my page and place the titles I've achieved in the scroll, to save space and to keep it looking less-cluttered. I am asking here cause I saw it on your page, and saw the text at the bottom commenting upon contacting you if I was to want a portion or part of your page. Neithan Diniem 00:14, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Neithan, I would love to help you implement a scrollbar to your page! :) Although as much as I know how to use various bits of code I am rubish at explaining it. ^^ I have always learnt my bits of code by looking at how other people did theirs. So what I would suggest is that either you take a look at my links section here and see if you can work it out yourself or alternitavly you could always make your titles section and I could try to do my best to implement the scroll bar for you. --Alien User Alien Sig.png 14:10, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, I got the scrollbars to work the way I wanted em'. Thanks for the helpful info you sent me too. Do you know where I can get any large Profession icons? Im thinking I may want to place them in the middle of each of my character profiles, to fill the gap in, as it were. Neithan Diniem 20:04, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Np's and sorry about those mistakes I was in a rush when I first looked at it. ^^ About images, User:LordBiro Makes some lovely proffesion icons. Heres a list of them: Warrior, Monk, Ranger, Necromancer, Elemantalist, Mesmer, Ritualist, Assassin, Paragon and Dervish
Is there a way to place them in the center of my character profiles without it pushing the text or other pictures around? Like maybe setting it as a background image of some sort? Or am I out of luck with that?Neithan Diniem 22:07, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
hmmm, i'm sure theres a way of doing it but this one stumps me. :( If you post the same question over on Ask a wiki question i'm sure someone more experianced than myself will solve that one for you. :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 11:18, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I wanted to ask you about a message you posted in my talk page. You said some of my Images were incorrectly named and were violating one of the rules. Could you please tell me which Images those specifically are? I would like to fix them as soon as possible. Thanks! Neithan Diniem 21:57, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Sure! The policy is that all user images must be uploaded under the correct naming, which is <User Username Imagename> so for example if I was to upload an image called "My Monk" I would upload it under the name of "User Alien My Monk". If you still have any problems on the subject either just contact me back or have a read of Guild Wars Wiki:Image use. :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 22:10, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Ill get right on it. But I've encountered an oddity... I tried to update an image with a new one under the same name, and the darned thing said it uploaded the new one, but showed the old one. Tried it again 3 times to no avail. I had to remove the image code completely and upload it again under a different name for it to work. What did I do wrong on that part? It seems I either didnt know what I was doing or something else is goin buggy in the system. And thanks for the Image code Lemming64, Ill try it out now. Neithan Diniem 01:19, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
With regards to prof icons there is a template you can use {{w}} will give Warrior and {{w|big}} will give you Warrior --LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 22:13, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Oh and for the background image you use some clever code like this:
ooh pretty!
--LemmingUser Lemming64 sigicon.png 22:15, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Neithan, it's our image cache messing with you. If you encounter the problem again, just wait a while and it will solve :) The image will update in max an hour. - anja talk 08:06, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Yup darn that image cache, ;( ooooh lemming I like your new sig, :D Its so bg and green! I wanna touch it. :P --Alien User Alien Sig.png 10:07, 3 August 2007 (UTC)


Hey- just so you don't have to go scrolling through pages, check the User:Alien/Sandbox. Is that what you're looking for? -elviondale (tahlk) 18:30, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

thats perfect! Thanks alot eviondale! Ill be shure to leave you some credit on my credits page! Thanks! :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 18:55, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
any time -elviondale (tahlk) 19:36, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
 :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 19:37, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

10,000th article![edit]

May I convey my congratulations on writing the 10,000th article here on Guild Wars Wiki: Tengu Wars *cheer* --Lemming64 19:37, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

wow thanks alot! :D --Alien User Alien Sig.png 19:40, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Well done, Alien! We're *ahem* going to make a tiny bit of ballyhoo about this. I hope you don't mind a little extra notice. ;) --Gaile User gaile 2.png 23:37, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Congrats :) - anja talk 23:39, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Gratz G ~ KurdUser Kurd sig.png 23:40, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Congrats :D (note to self: Bribe Gaile to get posted on the official website) -User Buttermilk Buttermilksig.png Buttermilk 09:18, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Sure I don't mind gaile! :D And also thanks to all you guys, I may have made the 10,000th article but you guys and alot more like you make the wiki what it is! ;) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 10:55, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Wow, congrats :o --Santax (talk · contribs) 16:48, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Talk page formatting[edit]

Could you possibly reset the page's default formatting after your initial header box back to the standard fonts and sizes used across the wiki? The smaller font size is harder for me and others to read, and while I don't mind your own content being in a font of your choosing, the talk page isn't really exclusively your content, and should be easily readable by everyone who needs to utilize it. As per GWW:USER, the contents of a user talk page should not have any special formatting applied. Thanks in advance. Go to Aiiane's Talk page (Aiiane - talk - contribs) 00:59, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

ok sure, personally I like it but if it is making it harder for others to read comments then that is completely understandable. :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 10:56, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Login screen announcements[edit]

Hi, thanks for clearing Login screen announcements of old announcements. But because Phoenix also created an archive, could you move old announcements to the top of the archive instead of deleting outright next time? Thanks. -- sig 01:41, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh, Sorry! :S I didn't notice the archive, I see you already archived them for me, thanks! :) But sure I'll remember that in the future. --Alien User Alien Sig.png 10:59, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Big list 'o mini's[edit]

Hiya. Just wanted to say you are free to use any content from my userpage. Happy Collecting :) Arduinna 11:05, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

your talk page[edit]

I love you talk page and had to steal it ^^ Fall 22:21, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Haha cheers, nice to know that someone appreciates it, loving what you did with your userpage aswell btw. ;) Yeah sorry for long delay on answering i'm rarely online anymore. --Alien User Alien Sig.png 17:37, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

The Quote,[edit]

on your userpage, is that something you said? Or is it quoting someone else? I like it. --Wolf User Great Darkwolf User Image paw.png 17:26, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Naaa not mine m8, not sure who's it is to be honest, just saw it on the net somewhere and thought "That's pretty clever" and nabbed it lol. ^^ --Alien User Alien Sig.png 17:38, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!![edit]

Have a great celebration ^^ |Cyan LightUser Cyan Light SB.jpgHere!| 10:03, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday --madhatter 17:00, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday 2009[edit]

Congratulations =) -- Cyan User Cyan Light sig.jpg 00:25, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks :)[edit]

I've utilized most of your user page templates / components and modified them for my own use, I hope there's no problem and of course I've given proper credit! Thanks so much. Dereclor 08:54, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

That's quite alright, glad you appreciate them :) And thanks for giving credit, means a lot. --Alien User Alien Sig.png 22:10, 11 April 2010 (UTC)