Talk:Frequently Asked Questions

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The New Page

This is reminiscent of the unpleasantness found on the old Suggestions page, and on the Bug Reports page. People just add whatever pops into their heads, and the result is a nearly unusable pseudo-forum. I think this should be reserved for questions people have already asked, and the composition of answers to those questions. New questions should be directed to the appropriate talk page. --LouisB3 03:40, 7 Dec 2005 (GMT)

The Old Page

This is just the game FAQ, isn't it? Do we need it, given that most people coming to the Wiki are coming to it from a page that also has a link to the original version? (The centralised nature of its information seems rather un-wiki-ish to me, to be honest. Someone coming here looking for info should be searching for a relevant keyword.) It's not doing any active harm to have it, I suppose, it just feels a bit superfluous. Plus it's all Kevan-POV, so it either needs a bit of a rewrite or an explanation at the top. --Morlock 22:46, 22 Sep 2005 (BST)

I think it's good to have it here as well, just in case. I agree there should be a link to the read thing and an explanation it's Kevan's POV.
"just in case"? That's pretty vague. Why does there need to be two of the same document? --Tocky 16:50, 25 Sep 2005 (BST)
People appear to have a problem reading the FAQ at the usual place as it is. Putting it in one more place might increase the chance that they actually read it. (A link to the real FAQ works less well in that respect as it increases the distance by another link.) As long as we can agree that it does no harm having it here, I'd say any chance of a positive side effect is worth keeping it. -- Markus 18:08, 25 Sep 2005 (BST)
I agree that having a copy here is good. I've gone ahead and merely put a link at the very top of the FAQ here saying that it's reprinted from the original source, with link.
I think that if it's not updated automatically it's a waste. Kevan isn't going to put out an alert when he changes his FAQ, and it will become inaccurate. I can't imagine it's easier to get here to read the FAQ than it is the FAQ . . . in fact, this one is one link further away from the game than the original is! --otherlleft 21:37, 27 Sep 2005 (BST)

Yeah I think this is a waste of time personally. This copy is harder to get to AND has less info. --IAC Zombie 23:17, 8 Oct 2005 (BST)

We're also getting people making minor changes to it, yet it remaining in Kevan's voice, so anything said here will sound official when it isn't. Time to delete this yet? --Spiro 00:27, 21 Oct 2005 (BST)
Delete it and replace the link with a link to the real FAQ. There is no reason to keep this around. -- Odd Starter 00:39, 21 Oct 2005 (BST)

Except, as I said on the VfD page, for the the unanswered questions section. Scrap this page, sure, but make a new one for those.--SA-TA-EK-Rumisiel 04:57, 21 Oct 2005 (BST)

What does it mean by that the thing refuses to connect me to the urban dead site? --cody6 13:13, 9 September 2006 (BST)

The Urban Dead server is down, has been almost all day. –Xoid STFU! 14:53, 9 September 2006 (BST)

Question

What do people think about maybe spliting this page page into seperate pages? As it is it's kind of large and it's very useful. - Jedaz - 17:04/19/09/2017 09:44, 18 September 2006 (BST)

I'd say it's very large and not particularly useful. Frankly, this page is more a place where people can come say "I'm a clueless n00b who can't RTFM, what does this mean?" than an actual FAQ. It needs a lot of work. –Xoid STFU! 07:56, 19 September 2006 (BST)
Whoops, thats what I ment, I forgot the not, lol. Well maybe we should organize it into two pages, useful questions and not so useful questions. (And why isn't the TOC working in fire fox, it was a while ago?) - JedazΣT ΞD 07:59, 19 September 2006 (BST)

Can't we just move it into an archive with sections? I'll volunteer to do it. --MarieThe Grove 17:33, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Category

I don't seem to be able to remove this from the SGP supporter category, don't know why it's in there to start with. Can anyone else have better luck? --Preasure 22:16, 29 April 2007 (BST)

It's from the sacred ground policy template - that template automatically adds any page it's on to the SGP category. --Toejam 14:15, 30 April 2007 (BST)
Would anybody mind If I removed the template in question?--Vista 18:07, 30 April 2007 (BST)
Not me; you'll be improving the wiki. Go for it. --Toejam 12:59, 2 May 2007 (BST)

Missing messages

I'm not sure where to put this so I apologize in advance if this is not a good place to ask but three times now I have woke up one of my characters to see that they are dead but there were no messages whatsoever. She is not any where near my other characters, the 'burb she was in was Quarlesbank and my other characters are in East Boundwood, Havercroft and Crowbank. I have not moved her, even to stand up, although it does not matter how she died (dead is dead, lol), as in another game I play it is possible for the owner of the game to log in and check things out so long as you have not moved. It's starting to annoy me that I am missing messages. I also had another character who was at 47hp once and woke up to see herself fully healed... yet no messages of who healed her. That bothers me more as I like to thank those who help me out whenever I can. Any suggestions? Anyone? Is it just a bug I gotta live with (no pun intended) or is there something that can be done? --Aphaythea 22:26, 10 April 2008 (BST)

There are plenty of possible reasons, one of which is you might be loading a page twice somehow. It might be best to stop by Bug Reports to try and get a better answer from someone that knows more on the issue. It may also be possible that you were active at the time, as that does cause some messages to be missed.--Karekmaps?! 13:47, 11 April 2008 (BST)

Thank you, I will do that. :) (And I had not been active, nor do I *think* there was any way that the page could have loaded twice. However it was IE I was using, so... lol :P )--Aphaythea 17:51, 11 April 2008 (BST)

Archive

Is there an archive page for this page? 115 questions is starting to become a bit, well unmanageable. Or do old questions just get deleted? Linkthewindow Talk 23:51, 11 October 2008 (BST)

The whole idea of this page is stupid. As these aren't frequently asked, they are asked by one person. This list should be destroyed and replaced with a list of actual FAQs and answers, and a new page where people can ask anything. Unfortunately shit like that doesn't get done around here.</cynical old man> --xoxo 02:21, 12 October 2008 (BST)
Haha. Why didn't you do it then, J3D, instead of whining? That's the type of stuff that really shits me.
Anyway, I've sort of clumped all the topics together under rough headers (that could still use some work, if anyone has suggestions). What do people think should be done with the page? I was thinking of putting all the sections onto separate sub-pages (as listed), and have links to individual questions on this page. Then new questions could be asked and answered here (at the top/bottom of the page).
Another alternative is to make this into a true FAQ page, one with common questions and answers, and have another page where questions can be asked -- boxy talkteh rulz 04:40 28 December 2008 (BST)
shrug. i guess it works the way it is. People control F and then add their question, someone wanders along and answers it, the cycle continues.--xoxo 07:10, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Hacked

Sorry, I don't know where to put this, but my account was UD account compromised when I was submitting a murder report to another forum, and the login information was still in the address bar. It was removed, and since then someone has been using one of my accounts. I emailed deadappeal@kevan.org, to see if he would reset the account, and yes it has only been 3 days, but I don't know where to go to get my account password reset. If I went to the wrong place, would someone point me to the right one? --Moodie  Talk  Contributions 14:27, 15 July 2012 (BST)

There is no place to go but Kevan. There is no way in UD to change passwords but Kevan's personal divine intervention. The only thing you can do is to wait, and to re-submit your mail if it remains unreplied for more than a week or so. -- Spiderzed 14:38, 15 July 2012 (BST)
Thanks.--Moodie  Talk  Contributions 15:29, 15 July 2012 (BST)
May I ask why password changing was never implemented?--Moodie  Talk  Contributions 15:30, 15 July 2012 (BST)
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