Hi, welcome to Malazan Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Imperial Campaigns page.
Hi from the 'editor' of the BH Ext DP
Thanks for your note. I agree that I do seem to be editing and re-editing all the time, but I'm afraid that I'm a bit of a perfectionist (for all my errors!). Also I have to fight my regrettable tendency to write the Ext DP entries as though they were part of an Index, rather than a DP. In all events, my goal is to write the DP I would like to have seen given in the original book (as impossible as that would have been).
Part of the problem is that, as I re-read the book, I found that it was more discursive and complicated in structure than some of the other SE books (although that may be just my impression because I'm having to read much more closely than I usually do a book, to try and catch all the names. SE also seems to have used BH as a sort of catch-up/recap volume (there being an unusually lot of 'referred to only' type of names), maybe to help readers get on the same page (as it were) before getting into the really complex books [I'm thinking of TH, DoD and (especially CG) here].
Problem solved. Page count now back to 3999. If you get the German wiki to 1000 AV will do the honours here :)
Love the 'hint with the fencepost' as you'd say in Germany about the calendar! Hope it works. We are getting to the point where it would be really good to get a few more of those promised images to come in. Egwene of the Malazan Empire (talk) 20:44, November 21, 2016 (UTC)
Sharing images across Malazan wikis
w:Help:Shared_images You might want to look into this Coltaine, it could make your life a bit easier. I found out about it when looking at the Polish wiki recently, they've had it for a while. -- 02:26, December 15, 2016 (UTC)
- This reminds me Coltaine, did you follow up on this? If so, did it work ok? -- 22:34, February 5, 2017 (UTC)
Slideshows on artist pages
I have made changes to some of the new pages to bring them in line with the rest. This meant removing the extra coding which gives the name. The idea of the slideshow is that people can enjoy the artworks in their full glory. Also sorted the images in the sequence in which they appear in the thumbnails underneath. I probably have not done all but maybe you can implement those changes for other artist pages as you come across them :) Egwene of the Malazan Empire (talk) 12:14, January 8, 2017 (UTC)
My apologies: since it was meant for the Wiki's Adv. Calendar, I thought the permission was already given, lol.
But I think it's a good idea to ask him with the wiki's account, yes. :) (Since I had not sent him a message yet.)
19:34, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
PS: Had an old account. Lost it. Made a new one three-something years ago. Using that right now. (It's become a pattern it seems in my case. Losing accounts, or just not being able to remember the username/password anymore. lol.
- My bad; that is more than likely in hindsight.
- She hasn't been active for a while though, so I don't know whether we'll get a response.
- Btw: you have a personal account too? Or just the Wiki's?
- 20:05, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
I notice you don't use your signature much; it's helpful if you can use it often. I can make you a custom one if you don't like you current one. You use them in the same way as normal signatures (i.e.
~~~~). Here is a basic one:
You need to do a few things first to set it up if you want to use it properly. I will help you with that if you want to use it. --23:20, February 5, 2017 (UTC)
If you just want to remove the 93 then you can copy and past the below in to your signature box in your preferences. If you want something more complex then there are several steps to go through. I'll write a little help page on it. -- 23:09, February 6, 2017 (UTC)
[[User:Coltaine93|Coltaine]] ([[User talk:Coltaine93|talk]])
Another question: do you want me to update the German Wiki's theme to match this wikis recent update? I can alter the colours for it afterwards as well if you want. --04:54, February 6, 2017 (UTC)
- I've done a lot of the changes for the various templates, however it's getting difficult now because I'm struggling to understand the German. If you find any more templates that you want me to change over to the new style please link them to me. If you find any other problems with the theme or things you want changed please let me know. -- 02:29, February 8, 2017 (UTC)
I notice you added GotM to the category rating - as it is a portrait, it should be ok in the spoiler free category - or am I missing something?
- Ah, that would be because the category I was thinking of, but missed, is the "Category:Fan art spoiler free new reader", lol! I'll change it over to that one. I wonder if we should have all the images in that category also listed in the GotM section - readers may not look at both... what's your thought on that?Egwene of the Malazan Empire (talk) 16:24, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
- Anything from GotM that does not contain spoiler info can be marked for the New Readers category. We just have to be a bit careful... for example... having an image of a dragon... some would probably consider that to be a spoiler just because it would give away that there will be a dragon. So we are really limited to portraits of humans mostly. See what you can dig up :) If you have time... go ahead with adding the new readers images to GotM category Egwene of the Malazan Empire (talk) 22:21, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
re: 'Malazan' art - especially the Advent Calendar
Hi Coltaine/Egwene: What a fantastic selection of art in this year’s Advent Calendar! I love the different styles and the way in which they’ve been arranged – it must have taken a lot of thinking to get them presented just right. I think the art collection (all of it) is one of the highlights of the wiki and I wish more people took the time to explore/discover it. Thanks SO much for all of the hard work involved all year long : ) Pcwrcw (talk) 02:34, December 24, 2018 (UTC)
I appreciate your willingness to help. I am honestly flattered that both you and pcwrcw reached out to help. To be honest, I REALLY would love to get more involved with this Wiki due to it being such a great way to release some of the creative juices that flow inside of me due to these amazing books. Although, I still don't really know how to use the Wiki yet haha. I mean, am I posting this in the right area?
In regards to the mapping idea, I'm not a web app guy so not really sure where to start. I DID take the World map you gave me and georeferenced every other map on the website to it. Meaning, the "Edur Lands" map in Lether falls right on top of the continent in the world map. Not really sure how to make the level of detail that the GoT app map has (as you zoom in etc) but it's a start at least. Once I have a rough draft (VERY rough draft that is) I'll turn it into a pdf where each layer is toggle-able so, if you want to see the route Coltaine took and where it happened in the world, you can clickly check or uncheck the layers you want visible. Next message to you, I'll attach it and see what you think.
Thank you for everything!
If you'd like to reach me by email, I'm at email@example.com
Malazan PDF Map
So, this is the PDF. Like I said, it's a very rough draft but, essentially, all I need was georeference all the island, region maps onto the overall map of the world. So, for example, seven cities lies right on top of the seven cities continent on the world map. Not sure if you've ever used PDF layers before but if you open the pdf in adobe, there's a "layer symbol" to the left. If you click that you see a drop down where all of the individual images are located. When you first open the file, ALL of the maps will be turned on and will look messy. You can turn them off and turn a map on one at a time. For me, this would've been nice because I would've liked to have known how far Lether was from Genabackis for example.
This is a start, like I said. The next step would be the most difficult and that would be to "clip" each region/continent to the underlying continent. This would essentially remove the annoying white portions around each image. It would, in turn, turn each image into a polygon. After this, the next step would be to start creating feature classes for each city/continent, etc. Step 4 would be to then link each feature class (city, continent, ocean, etc) to the information stored on this wiki page. So, just like certain people or places are highlighted on the wiki, when you click it, it'll load/query the information on this wiki. I know how to do Steps 1-3, but this last step is pushing my limits of GIS capabilities haha.
Does this all make sense? Is it worth it for readers you think?
Coltaine, are you able to contact these artists for permission to publish these three recently uploaded images?
Holding the First Shore by Daniel
Andarist's Grief by Jack Burton
K'ell Hunter Undead Jack Burton
Also, looks like you're about to hit 5 thousand edits. Congratulations!--ArchieVist (talk) 17:11, June 13, 2019 (UTC)
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Kudos to all...
Kudos to all you folks who were involved in the 2019 Advent Calendar – not forgetting the artists! I think that the artwork this year was truly fantastic and the variety was especially good. Every year it seems to be getting better and better!!
Coltaine: you should also be thanked for all the work you did on the wiki during 2019 - particularly dealing with the Fan Art of the Week - it's a feature that I think a lot of us look forward to weekly.
New Wiki Manager for Malazan Wiki
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I'm not a resource only for admins, however. Your users are more than welcome to come to me for help with any issues they're having. Although, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not here to replace the local administration team. I'm simply here to act as your main point of contact to Fandom Staff.
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FYI: If you get any wiki emails about some updates to old messages on your Talk pages, it's because I fixed some broken links caused by the forum/message wall technical retirements from two weeks ago. I replaced the old internal links with the new internal links. Cheers!--ArchieVist (talk) 01:15, September 25, 2020 (UTC)
Do you have a copy of the Chrome or Firefox browsers on PC? I've noticed weird things going on with certain Fan Art galleries on those browsers. Shadaan's gallery looks fine on his gallery page, but Dejan-Delic and Corporal Nobbs' come out like a list of pictures instead of a gallery. I can't see any difference in the code. Do you see the same issue? They all look fine on the MS Edge browser.--ArchieVist (talk) 22:57, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
- Found the answer, and will post it on the message board on MalazanEmpire.--ArchieVist (talk) 23:15, 19 October 2020 (UTC)
Moratorium for The God is Not Willing?
I looked at the history logs for Malazan Wiki:Dujek's Command Tent and we had a 1 month moratorium on Kellanved's Reach. Honestly, I don't suppose it really matters for anything other than the Chapter Summaries, which no one is likely to do. In fact, virtually nobody ever contributes anything for the new books when they first come out anyway.
I'm not going to be able to get a copy until the US edition is published in November, so I'm not going to be much help in vetting content if anyone does. I'm hoping to get the DP lists and some housekeeping stuff from the Amazon preview once the book shows up in the UK.--ArchieVist (talk) 22:09, 29 June 2021 (UTC)
- Yeah, I've been grumbling every time I see someone posting about how easy it is to get a UK copy. I've got a gift certificate to a US store I've been waiting to use, so I'm just going to hold out until November. Plus, I'm trying to finish up my Reaper's Gale reread and write ups, so I'm kind of burning out on Malazan at the moment.--ArchieVist (talk) 21:24, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
The God is not Willing question
Hi, Coltaine. Have you got your copy yet? If so, can you let me know what chapter numbers are in each of the book sections? I want to finish off the chapter infobox template.
Book One - Knuckles
- Chapter 1 to ??
Book Two - Starwheel
- Chapter ?? to ??
Book Three - Roots of Stone
- Chapter ?? to ??
- Thanks for the chapter numbers! Also, yeah it looks like the forum mail notifications are still broken. I just saw your message now when I went to send a note out that we went live on FandomDesktop. I can't see them trying to fix it again after the issues from last time!--ArchieVist (talk) 17:18, 14 July 2021 (UTC)
Email notification test
Hi, Coltaine. I just noticed we're coming up on a year since I opened a ticket with Fandom regarding the UCP bug that broke the automated email notifications that are supposed to happen when our Talk pages are updated. Despite my ticket, Fandom doesn't seem to be aware that this is an open issue. Can you please let me know if you got an email for this message? If not, then I'll open another ticket. Thanks.--ArchieVist (talk) 19:47, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
- Thanks, I'll open another ticket. I never noticed the notification in the bottom left corner for Talk messages before, so maybe that's new. But it doesn't help us with connecting to people like Jade Raven, who don't come here looking for it.--ArchieVist (talk) 00:43, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
Coltaine, I was working with Kirkburn from Fandom and found that Fandom was indeed sending out mails, but they were getting stuck in my mail program's spam filter. Once I marked the mail as not spam, the next Talk page update message came through. If you have a way of checking your spam filter you might have the same issue. In my case, I actually had to log into the online version of my mail server to find the stuck message. My ISP was discarding it without even letting me download it to my pc.--ArchieVist (talk) 19:23, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
- I did get an email notification for your latest message on my Talk page, so the fix continues to work for me. If you still have an issue, you can always contact Fandom support. They won't be able to fix anything related to your email provider, but they can determine whether the wiki is sending out a mail.--ArchieVist (talk) 22:26, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
Art Permissions for Italian Wiki
Hi, Coltaine. I've been contacted by User:Xalort, who is looking to take over the Italian Malazan Wiki. Is it alright for them to use the same fanart we have here (properly copyrighted and attributed). Or should they also contact the artists?--ArchieVist (talk) 17:48, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
Malazan Advent 2021
Hey we heard from some artist (Shadaan and Corporal Nobbs) on our discord "The Unabridged Burners" that you guys from the Wiki had time issues to organize the advent calendar. We wanted to ask if it is okay for you if we contact some of the artist to ask if they would be willing to provide an image for a special christmas gift to the Malazan community that can be released on the 24th of December. We would release this special gift to the https://unabridgedburners.com/ site. We also wanted to know if it is okay to write an article on the Malazan Wiki page and link the Wiki. We would also tell the fans that you always look for people to help with the Wiki.
I hope everything is good and thanks for all the the awesome content it really is a beautiful Malazan encyclopedia.
Coltaine, you're welcome. I just used his website because when I brought up another artwork to see if they all pointed to the same dead link I saw that misteradam.com was used as a watermark on several of them.--ArchieVist (talk) 20:21, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
Broken Artist Links
Xalort found that the links we have for the below artists no longer work. I think I've found alternate links. Do you happen to know if these are correct, or if they have updated sites?
1. Ylva Ljungqvist - Alternate site? https://www.artstation.com/ylvastudio
2. Toraneko - Alternate site? https://www.deviantart.com/toranekostudios
Thanks. --ArchieVist (talk) 14:56, 2 August 2022 (UTC)