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continued from June
Thanks for the welcome Santax :D. Just a small note regarding your "e-mail me" tag on your userpage. Haven't you forgotten an ] at the end. I'm mentioning this because it sometimes takes an extra set of eyes to see small annoying errors like that. Miko 07:51, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh, thanks for letting me know that, I wouldn't have ever got that :P --Santax (talk · contribs) 08:40, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the Welcome. Sirocco 21:23, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanx for the welcome, I appreciate it. I will do my best to help the wiki in any way I can! Ill get to work a soon as possible!
It only takes one man to skin a Charr...(My personal quote)--Raph 23:12, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

thx for the welcome santax ^^ --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Pizer .

I guess I'll join these people and say a thanks for the welcome :) IH 16:39, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome! Great to be finally getting started. Now that i've finished my user page I can finally start helping out on the wiki! Cheers --Alien User Alien Sig.png 18:36, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem! You have a lovely userpage, by the way :) --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:54, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! I still have a few things I need to add but its pretty much there :) just my talk page layout i've gotta do now but its almost finished :D --Alien User Alien Sig.png 15:29, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hiya ^^

Been lurking for a while, but just had this urge to create a user page ;)
Always nice to see a fan ^^
Just have to get more knowledgeable about wikiscript, sure is confusing at times.
If I get it, you'll be sure to see me posting more often :P User Karuro Icon.png Karuro 22:14, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry, I'm sure you'll pick it up pretty quickly... the trick is to whenever you see something that looks fancy, click "edit" and see how it was done. --Santax (talk · contribs) 15:16, 4 July 2007 (UTC)


Yep, I'm already asking a question, well, how do I make a custom signature for when I sign? Vengeance Signet 18:55, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

"Registered users can customize their signature by going to Special:Preferences and changing the field "Nickname". The text entered will show up in the users signature instead of the users user name. Using a nickname which hides your true user name or suggest that you are another user are seen as disruptive and are not allowed."
"If you want to use a more complex signature (for instance, including your own Wiki markup and HTML markup), you can choose the "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" checkbox in your preferences. Just fill the "Nickname" field with your desired signature, exactly as you want it to be substituted. Be aware that even the raw signatures option treats markup very strictly, and some markup which works in normal pages will not work in signatures."
Wikimarkup Resulting code Resulting display
[[User:Example|'''Lead By Example''']] <small>[[User talk:Example|''talk'']]</small> Lead By Example talk
[[User:Example|'''Lead By Example''']] <small>[[User talk:Example|''talk'']]</small> 18:41, July 17 2024 (UTC) Lead By Example talk 18:41, July 17 2024 (UTC)
Hope that answers your question :) --Santax (talk · contribs) 19:00, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
This is a different question, what is the address of the place on your dektop where screenshots are stored? (I run windows XP and im talking about in JPEG format)
It only takes one man to skin a Charr...--Raph 23:49, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
On Windows XP, it's C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\screenshots, and on Windows Vista it's Tom\Pictures\screenshots (replace "Tom" with your name) --Santax (talk · contribs) 16:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanx :) what program shuld I run the scrreenshots on? (last time I messed up the program that opened it and it was upside down)
It only takes one man to skin a Charr...--Raph 13:45, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Also, for some reason when I try to get to the screenshots, the guild wars file name isnt present, what should I do? (I run windows XP)
It only takes one man to skin a Charr...--Raph 00:30, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
For editing screenshots, I use Paint or this. What do you mean when you say the Guild Wars filename isn't present? --Santax (talk · contribs) 09:05, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
I mean when I got to C:/Program Files, nothing titled Guild Wars was there
It only takes one man to skin a charr...--Raph 20:07, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
That means you installed your Guild Wars somewhere else. Just find the Screenshots directory inside whereever you installed Guild Wars. And just a side note, your signature is somewhat annoying. This is a wiki, not a forum, there's no need to add a quote to your signature. Spacing out the lines like that disrupts the flow of reading. -- sig 02:57, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Something you could also do is save a screenshot, then look at where it says it saved to in your chat. --File:Rein Of Terror-sig.pngRein Of Terror (talk · contributions) 12:39, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about the quote, the first time was real, but after that I thought it was dumb so I thought I cancelled it, but I used a certain Program on my computer that for some reson always automatically typed it.I dont know why because even though it is a writing program, it didnt mention that. I didnt notice it until recently, so now I have that feature/program uninstalled. I do not remember what the feautre/program was because I uninstalled it from my computer.--Raph 19:30, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Ban notice on J.Kougar

Don't place ban notices on user pages please. It only incites more furstration on the part of the banned user. In fact, it entices those with the know-how to find a proxy and use it to remove the ban notice. We're not into public floggings here and only a user may edit his own user page anyways. Thanks. --Karlos 18:24, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for being kind in place of some people who are cruel to compleet nOObs :D I appreciate it! --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Saro .

It's no problem at all, I'm happy to help :D --Santax (talk · contribs) 07:40, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

User policy

Sorry to be the evil one, but I just wanted to make sure you are aware of the part in the user page policy that says you should not apply special formatting to your talk page (here). That nice box at the top is no problems, it's the formatting of all comments. I think the main reason is because it can really mess up comments if someone is doing something else that just writing text. - anja talk 12:05, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, no problem, I'll remove it then. --Santax (talk · contribs) 12:07, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


I have been working on a little something in my spare time...

I am done most things for it other then making it pretty.

However I would like to know is it possible to have a php function added?

If so how do I go about requesting it to be added. Chik En 20:29, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, MediaWiki runs off PHP, but to be honest I don't know a whole lot about programming languages. If you're talking about putting a PHP function on a page I doubt you could do that, however if you explain what you're working on to GWW:TECH then you might be able to get something sorted out. Hope I could help! --Santax (talk · contribs) 15:52, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks I have posted on that page like you said... I will see what is kicked back from it :) Chik En 20:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help Santax, Your welcome comment drew me to your user page which in the end inspired me to try and do something for the GW Wiki. However the feedback I have gotten made me change my mind. Thanks again.. and Good Journey's to you. Chik En 21:07, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello there, just wanted to drop by and say that you have a great userspace! Very well done. Happy gaming! :) User Foxysheri sig.png Foxysheri 15:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks very much! ^_^ --Santax (talk · contribs) 15:55, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Delete Tag

Why did you put a delete tag on my other account user page? see here File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 18:12, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, ok, I didn't see that. I assumed that you were simply redirecting from a nickname or a pseudonym that was an unregistered user. --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:14, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
btw what was the redirect tag again, lol File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 18:17, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
#REDIRECT [[User:Hanks Gotcha]] MisterPepe talk 18:18, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I got it, lol but thanks anyways. File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 18:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


What does your comment mean as seen here? Those two subjects seem to be totaly off. File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 21:18, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I got it mixed up with another link. As you can see from the section above, I was having an off-day yesterday :P --Santax (talk · contribs) 14:46, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

User boxes

Where can you find user boxes like, This player is a ranger by nature? Thanks, Jorrie 08:21, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

You can add that to the page by pasting {{user ranger}}. There are more in Category:User templates or you can make your own with {{userbox}}. - BeX iawtc 08:27, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Revert of my edit

May I ask why you reverted edit 223536 by myself on Guild Wars Wiki:Requests for adminship/ It should be RFAs not RFA's... -- User indochine sig icon.pngIndochine talk 19:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

See here. --Santax (talk · contribs) 07:37, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


Low-resolution map of Tyria.

Heya Santax, was just curious to know where you found these two pics [1] [2] they're really good =] --Alien User Alien Sig.png 17:37, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Damn, those are so clear that you'd almost think that a NDA has been violated. Where DID you get these from Santax? They're obviously not {{screenshot}}'s, unless someone with alpha(/beta)-access did those. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 17:46, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
They're part of a hi-res (like 9000x8000pxish) leaked GW:EN map that's been floating around... the entire map has been retextured and had those new areas added. I did have a map of the Charr homeland, too, along with two other explorable areas that seem to belong to no particular region, but I appear to have accidentally deleted them. I'll see if I can find the image and get the maps again. Also, sorry about the low compression quality of that Far Shiverpeaks map... the server is configured so uploads over 2 megabytes aren't allowed so I had to save it in MS Paint. --Santax (talk · contribs) 17:52, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Any off site links to that map? I'm interested. And why not use IrfanView, together with the PNGout-plugin to get the image below 2MB in PNG format? Currently there's a big difference between 2MB and 500+KB... (And you could also try Paint.Net of course.) -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 18:12, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, there's an offsite one here. It's a biiiiig download though... 22.9 megabytes. It crashed my pitifully mid-range computer a couple of times when I was editing it, so be careful! There were more links, but some of them have stopped working now... so download this one while you can, in case the same happens. --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:18, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Good stuff! (Luckily I have 3GB of memory and an excellent processor. No problems viewing that image here.) Do you want me to do anything with it? I can put the results up on a server. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 18:41, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
You can do what you like with it, that thing about putting the results up on a server sounds good for sure! I'd have put up the Charr Homeland and the unknown explorable maps on the wiki already, but I have absolutely no idea what I'd upload them under... damn ANet for not giving us a name for the Charr Homeland yet :P --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:46, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Santax it looks great! :D It didn't take too long to download but just lags loads whenever i view it, which is seriously annoying. :S But anyway, thanks for the link! I love the new look Tyria has after being retextured. :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 19:05, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


Just want to point you to my comment there. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 23:29, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

That's fantastic, exactly what I was after, thanks very much! :D --Santax (talk · contribs) 06:57, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
See I told you he would fix it. ;D - BeX iawtc 09:44, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the warm welcome Santax! Moon 09:50, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem ^_^ --Santax (talk · contribs) 15:08, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Vista icon

Hey, did you know that Image:Vista-icon.png has been tagged for deletion for quite a while? There's a claim of possibly copyright infringement. -- sig 10:00, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, ok, thanks for letting me know :) --Santax (talk · contribs) 15:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Thank You for the welcome like you did to these other people on the top of the page. I appreciate it! Thank You!Al 18:17, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem at all, always happy to help :) --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:19, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome

Thanks for the welcome Santax. Where is a good place for a wiki nooblet to begin contributing (i.e. easy pickings)? Remmy 18:33, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Well, you could always try and expand the articles in Category:Stubs. The subcategories are seperated into whatever you want to start editing in first. I'd start with the less important NPC's, like random quest ones. You need a LOT of spare time to get all the information you need and convert it into our formatting guidelines for more notable stuff like The Underworld and Devona. What I tend to do is take the information from the GuildWiki and convert it into the format we use for our pages. However, if you do this, be careful not to copy player-made descriptions and the like verbatim since those are subject to our copyright policy. Another good one is to take a look at your quest log, see what ones haven't got any information on the wiki, and expand them according to GWW:QUESTS. That way you can add a walkthrough and a map without too much extra effort. --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:45, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Adding quite a few files fast

Is there a way to add many files to the wiki fast?

I am trying a different style for my project and it would require a file for every skill

This would be faster and more reliable because I have found some problems with nesting to many templates and the results can be hard to deal with. Chik En 20:54, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


"it's meant to be an overview". But it isn't the full map. What good is an overview if it's not even a full map?--§ Eloc § 02:07, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

What good is an overview if it isn't an overview? Remember, we already have one full map on that page, and as it stands, Tyria (Prophecies) and Tyria (Eye of the North) are two seperate sections. If an overview of the "full" map should go anywhere, it should be in the Eye of the North section. --Santax (talk · contribs) 14:55, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, but everyone who has Prophecies has access to the full map which is included in Eye of the North, so when EotN comes out, why don't we just add in the overviews. Besides, the current overview looks alot different now compared to the one ingame.--§ Eloc § 00:37, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
But that's fine, since it's a Prophecies overview. Feel free to upload an Eye of the North overview, too, for use in the correct section. What we had before was an Eye of the North map in the Prophecies section. --Santax (talk · contribs) 06:56, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Well I just searched Tyria. EotN takes place in Tyria also, am I right?--§ Eloc § 07:14, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but on the maps page we hae seperate headers for Tyria (Prophecies) and Tyria (Eye of the North). --Santax (talk · contribs) 11:56, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Deleteing user mages

when you tag a image could you let the user know what he/she has done wrong, its confusing to have your image deleted and not know why ~ KurdKurdsig.png 12:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Good point... ok, will do! --Santax (talk · contribs) 12:15, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


First, can you stop using so many signatures! I already encountered 3! :) Second, your signature on the Guild Wars Wiki talk:Sign your comments page is in violation of GWW:SIGN#Length. Third, your signature on User_talk:NeHoMaR violates GWW:SIGN#Images. -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 11:07, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Ok... I'm having to use the unsigned template for this comment since I can't be bothered to change my sig yet :P --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Santax . 11:09, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Removing design a weapon links

Why did you remove this link and information from the weapons in the pre-release gwen pack. It is relevant and pertinent information that is neither false nor inaccurate. --Lemming64 11:26, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, sorry, I was just moving around bits of the page and I guess it got sort of lost :P --Santax User Santax club symbol.png TALK CONTRIBS LOGS 11:30, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Club symbol

What did you mean to use the Image:Club symbol.png for? It's currently tagged for deletion because of wrong naming (user image naming) - anja talk 16:37, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

His signature, I believe. He already re-uploaded as Image:User Santax club symbol.png -- CoRrRan (CoRrRan / talk) 16:39, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Ah. That makes sense :) - anja talk 17:02, 21 July 2007 (UTC)


It appears logs aren't allowed.--§ Eloc § 04:04, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Character page

Hi Santax, I was just viewing your character page and realised that most things, such as the wiki logo and the toolbar, seem to have crowded ontop of the page itself. I dont know if your seeing this problem either but just incase I thought I would just say if you replace the two parts at the end for |} I think this should fix it! :) --Alien User Alien Sig.png 13:25, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow, I somehow didn't notice that O_o
Thanks a lot for pointing it out, and yes, it did fix it ^_^ --Santax (talk · contribs) 13:27, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
np's! :) happy to help =] --Alien User Alien Sig.png 13:38, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

GuildWiki userbox

Hey Santax, a while ago you altered the GuildWiki userbox and I thought it was an improvement. I just noticed that you reverted your edit. Is there any reason for it? --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:LordBiro .

Because now we have two GuildWiki userboxes... Template:User guildwiki and Template:User GuildWiki. If I hadn't reverted the edit they would have both been identical, which would have caused confusion (as if there isn't enough already considering the case difference). But hey, feel free to change it back to whatever revision you want :) --Santax (talk · contribs) 08:03, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome :)

But I'm not really sure I'm going to be doing much here >.> I mainly came here so that I could give some feedback on changes and current status of things in a form that someone from ANET is more likely to be able to take notice and possibly make changes, and just have my opinion be heard. So I'm probably not going to edit my page much, possibly a little if I get bored.. :3 I mostly use GuildWiki for my sources on things, and check PvX wiki because I'm fairly paranoid about my builds being released to the general public. >.> I don't like that sort of thing, I feel builds should be thought of on your own, or helped by friends of yours, not worked on as a community to be carbon-copied by random people. ^^ But nice to get welcomed anywho. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User:Devvu .


Why are you removing big chunks of lore-like text from some articles? - anja talk 11:22, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

They're all part of one big article, and some of them have questionable bits without the context of that article. I've got the lore here and here, and they can be combined back into one article and maybe linked to from the front page or something. --Santax (talk · contribs) 11:30, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Ah! That makes sense :) - anja talk 12:49, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Various GWEN stuff

moved to Talk:GW:EN and Now

User Page Layout

Hey I hope you don't mind but I used your user page layout for mine.--File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 21:37, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

I don't think he'll mind but don't you think it's courteous to link back to Santax's page about the fact that you just copied his user page and give him the credit? -- sig 00:52, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok. I'll do that--File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 00:54, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Actually done in small print at the end of my user page as of now.--File:Image-User Hanks Gotcha sig.png Big Hank (talk · contributions) 01:27, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Freudian slip?

[3] lol :P LordBiro 18:29, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Give me a break, I haven't had any biscuits today :P --Santax (talk · contribs) 18:32, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
lol. :> - BeX iawtc 04:58, 28 July 2007 (UTC)