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Welcome to Our Wiki

{{welcomenewbie}} --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 16:17, 9 June 2007 (BST)

Welcome committee? Not sure what you mean. But hey, anyway hi. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 02:37, 14 June 2007 (BST)

Thanks for the sig help. You a CSS coder by any chance? --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 14:42, 3 August 2007 (BST)

No, just a perfectionist nerd. ;) I only actually started learning CSS after editing Wikipedia for a while. W3Schools has a good reference, if you're curious... ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 14:46, 3 August 2007 (BST)
Ta. Yeah I've only just begun to look into it and poke around. I can't remember if it was W3Schools, but most 'learn X language' sites usually have a steep learning curve and forget to mention a lot of little things. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 14:58, 3 August 2007 (BST)

You There!

What did you do to the Help:Quick Reference page? What's that <pre> thingy do?--Lachryma 18:36, 11 June 2007 (BST)

G'day! The examples at the top were displaying brokenly, because of the way the <pre> tag works. <pre> blocks are designed for displaying preformatted text. The problem was that there were <pre> tags included inside the main <pre> block, so that it when the internal one closed, it was closing the main tag early and not formatting the rest of the example properly. Compare before and after. Cheers! —Revenant talk 18:46, 11 June 2007 (BST)
Um...okay...I sorta...don't get it. Oh well, at least you're cheerful about it!--Lachryma 18:49, 11 June 2007 (BST)
Basically, the original person's idea was to organise it like <tag1> stuff here <tag2> other stuff </tag2> more stuff </tag1>. However, because it's HTML and not really wikicode, it gets interpreted as <tag1> stuff here <tag2> other stuff </tag1> more stuff </tag2>, which breaks the formatting. What I did was use yet a different type of coding so that the middle tag don't get recognised as a tag by the browser, and so doesn't break the outer one.
The more I keep talking the more complicated my explanation seems. Gaaah! It took me a while to figure out and it all works, I just can't seem to explain it clearly. I might be tired. But yes, I am usually quite cheerful! (Although I try not to be so all the time, because I hate people who are always cheerful. Don't you?) —Revenant talk 19:47, 11 June 2007 (BST)
Put your comments at the top of my talk page...well, actually, don't bother to use my talk page just to say you've responded here. I'm addicted to Recent Changes and I always check the pages I've posted on, so there's no worries of your response being missed. Anyway, I get the part of the tag thingies ending wrong, I just don't get what the 'pre' thing does.--Lachryma 09:06, 12 June 2007 (BST)

<pre> is for displaying pre-formatted text which would otherwise have its formatting messed up, like ASCII art and code. Example (pinched from Wikipedia:ASCII art):

    ___   _____ ______________     ___    ____  ______
   /   | / ___// ____/  _/  _/    /   |  / __ \/_  __/
  / /| | \__ \/ /    / / / /     / /| | / /_/ / / /   
 / ___ |___/ / /____/ /_/ /     / ___ |/ _, _/ / /    
/_/  |_/____/\____/___/___/    /_/  |_/_/ |_| /_/

                          o$ $o
.o$$$$o. .o$$$$o .s$$$$$o.' `".o$$$$$o..o$$$$$o.o$$$$$o.
  .o  `$.$$'   . o$   $"'.o $$   .o  `$. .o  `$$  $$
.o$$.o$$$`"$$$o. $$   .  $$ $$ .o$$.o$$$ $$"o$"   $$
  $$   $$    `$$ $$.  $o.$$ $$   $$   $$ $$  $$.  $$
  $'   $'.o$$$$' `$$$$$$o.' $$   $'   $' $$  $$$" `$
                      $'    $'               $"

It's useful for displaying wikicode examples, because wikicode inside a <pre> block doesn't get rendered. However, when using a <pre> block to demonstrate how to use a <pre> block, like on the Quick Reference page, you need to escape the inside one using HTML character codes, like so: &lt;pre&gt;.

And, of course, to demonstrate that technique clearly on a Wikipage, I needed to escape the codes using &amp; instead of &. And so on and so forth. (And yes, I cheated and looked it up on Wikipedia. :))

Why oh why do I love complicated things so much?

The talk page post was a courtesy post, just in case. I never know how vigilant someone is with watching pages until I talk to them, and being polite never hurts (too much). —Revenant talk 09:32, 12 June 2007 (BST)

Oooo, so it's like putting a space in front of something and the nowiki thingy, all in one little word?--Lachryma 09:37, 12 June 2007 (BST)
Exactly! Wikipedia:Wikipedia:How to edit a page has heaps of useful stuff like this, and I'm sure it explains it more clearly than I do... :/Revenant talk 09:49, 12 June 2007 (BST)
Thanks for the link, but I'm too lazy busy to check it out. Anyway, I think I know just enough about wiki code to get by for now. But again, thanks for the link! And the info!--Lachryma 19:18, 12 June 2007 (BST)
I know exactly what you mean... no worries, happy to help! —Revenant talk 11:15, 13 June 2007 (BST)

Clothes and damaging

not sure if you know about this page, but if you've got info that could fill it - would be great --Duke GarlandTLCD SSZ 15:10, 23 June 2007 (BST)

Sure thing Sparky! (Took me a minute to figure out how to get the codes, but I got there.) I'll do what I can, but my characters are currently doing all they can not to get hurt too much. Maybe I should start a zombie... —Revenant talk 15:18, 23 June 2007 (BST)

Your Sig

Is too big. Make it smaller, or I will. It's pushing the lines of the page. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 01:47, 12 July 2007 (BST)

Sure thing. Was still tweaking it, so I didn't really check that aspect. How's this? ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 07:31, 12 July 2007 (BST)
I just wanted to say thanks - Your Sig inspired me to dabble in the wikiworld and create my userpage and a matching sig! Still some small quirks to be ironed out, like stopping the page pushing away the laft navigationbar, but it's coming along fine! Swing by why dont you!? Thankfully yours -  Karth  FoD 02:48, 18 October 2007 (BST)
Just saw your sig on Administration/Promotions, original and unique, nice work.--Obi + Talk!|TZH|MDK 19:51, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


silent and inevitable...




You ruined it! I was waiting for some prick to come here all ranting and raving and stuff about that! That makes me sad. You ruined a perfectly good trap. I hope you're happy with your life, knowing that you ruined some bored guy's fun. Thats right, you rained on my parade >:(. Oh well. I guess I can always trick people on the NMC forums. Thats always fun. But seriously though, you shouldn't edit other peoples pages like that. Yes a talk page is supposed to be edited by others, but you were editing my rules. Whether or not it contradicted them. Please, next time just leave a comment on the persons talk page, not edit it outright.-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 06:54, 19 July 2007 (BST)


Anyway, no problem man. All you did was ruin a perfectly good trap. Nothing big. I don't feel like reverting the changes, the traps been there for a few days now, and out of the 110 times it's been accessed, no one noticed. I was about to take it down myself. And thank you for the hug. You just saved all the people at my school from having their myspaces hacked, and subsequently filled with lies. ;). I can see where you're coming from on the wikipedia part, it can be a bit hard to see the differences between wikis. I belong to four of them, and the rules sometimes cross-over in my mind. Well, good day to you.-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 07:27, 19 July 2007 (BST)

One thing I'll tell you. Everyone now has a sick obsession with Dora the Explorer, and Spongebob. >:). I'm so evil. Ha ha.-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 07:40, 19 July 2007 (BST)

Tearing clothes

how did you get your clothes torn? I'm dying over and over agian and getting revived but only have liters of blood and that's all. Or do you get this with headshots? --Duke GarlandTLCD SSZ 20:37, 26 July 2007 (BST)

I've only had flimsy clothing ripped or torn so far, namely a bandanna and a scarf. Both were damaged by zombie attacks (in fact, the bandanna was ripped by the very first attack after I got it), which makes sense when you think about it... ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 06:24, 27 July 2007 (BST)
Hm... I've got gasmask/sunglasses scratched after first attack too. Also, that attack involved grip and infectious bite, maybe that's what causing it? --Duke GarlandTLCD SSZ 09:21, 27 July 2007 (BST)


I was wondering... I want to have a page background a certain color. Then, I want to have a heap of tables with their own background colors. Then, I want to change the opacity of the table backgrounds. Is there any code that would make this possible on the wiki? --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 03:10, 6 August 2007 (BST)

Sorry to interrupt, but is it even possible in html? (wiki is just an extension of html, notheing more) --~~~~T''' 10:08, 6 August 2007 (BST)
Originally posted at User talk:Dux Ducis
Well, CSS opacity definitely works on the wiki (see my sandbox). The problem is that opacity affects everything inside an element, including text. There are two workarounds: fancy stuff with <div>s, and PNG backgrounds with alpha channels. This Mozilla page does a straightforward job of explaining both. Obviously, instead of using the stylesheet definitions, you'll need to cram the CSS into style parameters, but such is life on a wiki... ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 07:05, 6 August 2007 (BST)

Thanks from the Quartly

Oh thank you for the gift of spelling and literacy. My latest addition to the wiki was penned mere hours before dawn, and I was quite sleep deprived. Thank you for making my shabby work seem literate. Sir Fred of Etruria 14:15, 10 August 2007 (BST)


The biscuit was appreciated. I've put it in my pocket, neatly wrapped in a scavaged piece of aluminum foil, to use later to sup up brainz from Went NT. It's so nice to come across people who are pleasant...especially after being called a bitch by ZhuckOFF of the USSR. I guess I can't expect everyone to be classy. See ya around Stanbury! --Goolina Gore Corps 14:07, 24 September 2007 (BST)

My User Page

Indeed, I really liked what you did. Especially the part at the top :). Of course, it only remains for the link colours to be changed ;). 'arm. 17:05, 25 September 2007 (BST)

Ah so coloured linked need to be done the hard way, that sucks!. And I totally noticed your invisible addition - subtle and I like it :). 'arm. 13:20, 29 September 2007 (BST)

Malton City Circus

Oh, that's just brilliant! Do you think there's room for trapeeze zombies and Lurcho's amazing zombie acrobats? (watch them for a human pyramid, kiddies!) Are tehre any templates for the circus, do you know?--SeventythreeTalk 16:57, 29 September 2007 (BST)

Hey, I'm not that great with template design, so this is a bit rough, but you can tweak it, and use it if you want. Or delete it.

MaltonCityCircus.jpg Malton City Circus
This user has been to the Malton City circus, watched the trapeze artist zombies, saw the famed head juggler, saw a guy unicycle while juggling zombies and even bought some of that funny green candyfloss.

--SeventythreeTalk 22:56, 29 September 2007 (BST)

Second Big Bash page

Who says its spam?--Dennis Morre 01:43, 1 October 2007 (BST)

Cool template

This is awesome. Mind if I use it too sometimes? :D -- John RubinT! ZG FER 15:48, 1 October 2007 (BST)

Pointnotfound.jpg Point not found
I fail to see the point of using templates on talk pages, but since you used it I will use it too to thank you! :D

-- John RubinT! ZG FER 16:19, 1 October 2007 (BST)

Thanks for the revert

Don't know how that happened. --Toejam 17:53, 1 October 2007 (BST)

My Vote

Look, I voted as 73, because everything he likes about the suggestion is exactly what I think is spam. Is that clear? I thought it was when I put the vote up, but obviously it wasn't. It wasn't a joke. And I swear, I'll shove a hand grenade up your rectum if anyone tries to display my coding like that. :). Look at that, an actual joke! :P. And please, don't try and strike out my votes unless it's your suggestion. I can't guarantee that you'll get what you like then, but hey, can't have everything we want can we? If we did,the whole justification thing would be gone. If some people don't want to, they shouldn't have to. There are enough people commenting on the suggestion to show why it's hated/liked anyway. :D -- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 01:48, 23 October 2007 (BST)

So we both understand the other, which makes everything all good then. Glad I didn't have to hunt you down. >:).-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 10:20, 23 October 2007 (BST)
Oh, wow! I wonder who could have been nice enough to do that?!? I would totally congratulate them and thank them with a rat if I knew who did it... ;).-- dǝǝɥs ɯɐds: sʎɐʍ1ɐ! 00:57, 25 October 2007 (BST)

new sig

love it. first ud formatted sig ive seen! --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 13:43, 5 November 2007 (UTC)



and [] although it cannot be count as a full wiki really --~~~~ [talk] 14:10, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

H! right back!

Did you see me go outside and welcome you guys to Santlerville? Here's the iWitness. I'm glad you guys are in town. I'm looking forward to more hugs! ;) --Sexy Rexy Grossman 00:20, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Can't Spam before 6 hours voting

Hi - please don't Spam a suggestion until 6 hours of voting have passed. It's the rules. And, de-spamming takes a lot of editing work. So, right now, I think you suck. --Funt Solo QT Scotland flag.JPG 09:30, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

2 tabs

Yeah, that is doable then, although i don't like at all when stuff has different dns, messes things up... --~~~~ [talk] 18:24, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Gentle introduction

It always warms my heart to see someone so committed to the wiki philosophies at large and active in the UDwiki community. The WelcomeNewbie template is, I think, a good encapsulation of the ideas that someone would need if they were new to the wiki. I think, however, that imposing them onto someone's talk page could be seen as officious if the user didn't know why it was put there. They might even assume they'd done something wrong!

I suggest, then, that either the template be changed to explicitly reassure a newbie that they are being merely (and unconditionally) welcomed to the wiki *or* that the template only be used alongside a specific indication of the edit which caused the editor to believe this particular newbie needed a "gentle introduction".

Cheers, thanks for the welcome, and keep up the good work! --OliverCromwell 22:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Image Categorisation

I think we're ready to start in on categorising the wiki's images, please read the instructions on that page, and then if there are any further questions, ask on the talk page (or my own page). We've got a big job ahead :) -- boxytalk • 01:22 2 December 2007 (BST)


I got bored clawing you every day so i went off. I might be back to this stuff, but maybe later. If you want to - i can dump you the logs of all by atacks that i was keeping --~~~~ [talk] 17:02, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Entirely understandable. I think Alan is getting wanderlust… I suspect he's going to have to go walkabout very soon. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 12:55, 25 December 2007 (UTC)



--Talunex 23:17, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

RE: Siggy

Kind of late on the congratz :D

Oh, you can edit my sig if you want, a simple "I have permission" would do. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 18:20, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Sig ?

I removed my original sig, but i did not see how it was effecting the page. But any help with it would be appreciated.

Thanks, it is looking a lot neater now, i could not get the Black even in the original one. i owe you one. HeroSV Is From The Moors

How do you time stamp a sig like this one-  HeroSV Is From The Moors ?

I suppose I should say I'm sorry...

I am not familiar with what is considered vandalism and what is not on this wiki. I have seen instances of additions that would most certainly be vandalism (For instance, using Death Rattle speech in areas where it would be totally inappropriate, that have not been deleted or moved to another, more appropriate location. I would like to see your standards on what this wiki would consider vandalism. Also, I did not know that such a technical error existed. I apologize, as more often than not I have seen people exaggerate their claims of conquest (like I have done at least once) to the point of utter lies. And so I'm sorry. I promise it won't happen again.--Dedling 14:30, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

need some wiki help

Hey Rev, can you go to this page, Rotter's Relief and make the Tiny Url in the "page url" section bigger?

Thanks --BrainsTasty 01:05, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

You're the man Rev, thanks for the help --BrainsTasty 16:29, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


I award you with this:

Love-my-job-sm.gif This user loves his job!
This user is somehow an IRS Member. Don't be homeless, join IRS!

H4ppy 24 7 05:40, 13 April 2008 (BST)

Thanks For Fixing My Sig

Thanks for fixing that for me. I'm still kinda a noob when it comes to wikiness. Anyways, thanks a bunch.  Billy Club Thorton  T!  RR  16:31, 16 April 2008 (BST)

Thanks for the tags and formatting!

Thanks for putting up the NPOV tag and formatting help on the Invasion of Gibsonton page!--Garviel LokenMaltesecross2.jpgNo Pity! No Remorse! No Fear! Talk19:43, 6 May 2008 (BST)


Churches are dark? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:47, 30 May 2008 (BST)

Nope, looks like I was acting on inaccurate information. :-/ ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 17:13, 30 May 2008 (BST)
Story of my life....... Thanks for the spell check.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 17:20, 30 May 2008 (BST)

Wiki Help: Part Deux

Hey Rev, I made this page for the mob called, The MOB Locator based off of The Second Big Bash page.

Could you make some sort of a template that we could use on the page to replace the Second Big Bash template that is already on there? It doesn't have to be anything crazy, and if you want, you can even just knock off theirs and just tweak it a bit. But I have no idea how to do templates, so any help you could give me would be cool. Thanks.

PS: I've always thought your user page is very aesthetically tasteful, so if you have any ideas about the layout or text colors of the MOB Locator, or anything like that, feel free to make a suggestion. Thanks again. --BrainsTasty 10:33, 31 May 2008 (BST)


I probably should have been looking at the actual Signature instead of the page that I can swap them through. Thanks! 03:16, 14 July 2008 (BST)


You're-welcome.gif --~~~~ [talk] 21:30, 10 September 2008 (BST)


Thanks Revenant for the explanation you left on my talk page. I really do like Cheese's idea for the template - I just wanted to know if there was a way to be able to do changeson the size of the picture as well, since he designed it and I didn't want to mess with his idea without his permission. As for not leaving explanations, I might do that... at least for a little while to see how it works out :) Thanks again.

BTW, the following isn't a play on names template, it's just a UD wiki experiment - which do you consider yourself?

Jesushateszombies.jpg What Would Jesus Do? Headshot zombies with His Holy katana!
This user believes that
if Jesus were around,
he'd be a die-hard survivor because
Revelations:Some number.


Jesusisazombie.jpg What Would Jesus Do?
Eat your bra!nz after clubbing you with the cross.
This user believes that
if Jesus were around,
he'd be a die-hard zombie because JESUS IS A ZOMBIE!
No transubstantiation needed.


Just curious :) --Tselita 13:50, 19 September 2008 (BST)

Thanks again

Cheezburger.jpg lolcat
This user can haz cheezburger.

Btw, the 'jesus' templates aren't a thanks, just trying taking a poll. This one's a thanks --Tselita 15:44, 19 September 2008 (BST)

Cheezburger2.jpg lolcat plus
This user can haz even bigger cheezburger.

Cookies are lame thank you's. --Tselita 15:44, 19 September 2008 (BST)

New halloween masks

You forgot to add them to Clothes/Face --~~~~ [talk] 13:15, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


Sorry about last night....haha--CyberRead240 00:34, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Doctor's Recommendation

Well then, a rotter is always welcomed. Alive, that is. The zombahs up here aren't very concerned with actually killing survivors where they sleep - they like destroying resource buildings and then immediately moving to the next building so that we can fix/cade/resupply again, and the cycle repeats itself. The only reason neither side hasn't established a clear dominance is because we're evenly matched in term of numbers and organization. And by that I mean there are many more feral zombies than survivors, and only a few unaffiliated survivors tagging along behind the Knights. GAHM AHN! BRA!Z NAHRRAG! --DTPraise KnowledgePK 16:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and we tend to view The Know Nothings as a group which pretends to ignore knowledge, while secretly hoarding it and educating themselves. Although investigations are ongoing. --DTPraise KnowledgePK 16:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Please watch uploading duplicate images. --– Nubis NWO 14:17, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


And good day to you too, Big Bash resurrecting Zealot. Nemesis645 18:54, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Phish Dude here

The people who attacked out group were Amber waves of pain, and Duke D'oeuvre. We held off on retaliating because we figured they didn't know. --Phish Dude 06:21, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Replied on group talk page. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 13:07, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


Hello there!--Ryanon 22:39, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

404 Award

For the time we spent together in the NW, you big prick!

404 Award.png Biggest Prick
404: Barhah not found awards Victor Kapteyn for forcing more zombies into life than any other ally.

--Fiffy 15:17, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


alllllllright *pats jovially on the back* --xoxo 07:04, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

No hard feelings?

Damn right there are hard feelings... I'd vow to hunt you to the arse end of the world if your sig didn't suggest you were already there :)

TBH your concerns about my competence are pretty close to my own and even I would be in 2 minds about letting me near breakable stuff if I didn't know better than to avoid them in the first place.--Honestmistake 10:01, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

For you!

Vday Hagz & Ghizzaz.jpg Valentines Day
Fiffy has given Rev a candy heart for all the hagz and gh!zzaz you've given her.

xoxo --Fiffy 15:28, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Your characters

You play a HKL character? Interesting.... -- Peter McGrady  FoD 07:13, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


I sent you a pm on Brainstock. Just letting you know. :) --Janus talk 13:40, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey man

Sorry it took me so long to get back with you. Anyways I do believe they have made their appeals on the zerg list. We are currently in Dulston waging war with the Dulston Alliance if you want to team up or something. --Phish Dude 09:41, 2 April 2009 (BST)

Almost forgot the title thing :P

'ello Rev,

I have some new info and screenshots to add to the wiki article about decay. My revisions concern buildings ruined "for a very long time" which are currently absent from the article.

I saw that you worked on the new page (brought over from the old Eastonwood Ferals Almanac), so I thought I'd ask your permission before adding anything. If you're not the appropriate dude to ask, could you please direct me to a more appropriate dude to bother about it?

Thank ya kindly. --Lucy Daniels 20:35, 2 July 2009 (BST)


I invite you to add any thoughts you have. -- To know the face of God is to know madness....Praise knowledge! Mischief! Mayhem! The Rogues Gallery!. <== DDR Approved Editor 18:10, 15 September 2009 (BST)


I was looking for a way around that myself, somehow I forgot about custom titling. Gj. --DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION-- 13:00, 15 October 2009 (BST)

Re: Rear Window

Ah! I may know how Rockwell feels. But I didn't kill the wife. Cheers, though. They never lynch children, babies—no matter what they do they are whitewashed in advance 14:39, 16 October 2009 (BST)


Category_talk:Historical_Groups#Flowers_of_Disease. You have to specify which way you're voting, silly. --DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION-- 06:28, 22 October 2009 (BST)

Bah! That policy fails to properly comprehend the concept of a signature. That said, fix'd. ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 06:50, 22 October 2009 (BST)

...Not worth a headline but is that the very same Dopefish of ID fame? Of course, that's why you called yourself Revenant! This is a LOL-tastic discovery! Then again, it was obvious... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dedling (talkcontribs) at an unknown time.


Replied on my talk page. Bug has been fixed. Thanks! -   HaliphaxTCS 14:56, 23 October 2009 (BST)