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Use a ==Level 2 Heading== below and put all new communications at the bottom of the page. You can do this automatically by using the "+" tab. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 17:48, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


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Revolution.jpg Anti-Bureaucracy
This user hates bureaucracy and encourages wiki-revolution!

DOWN WITH THE CRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --Imthatguy 18:55, 3 July 2009 (BST)

am i properly set up for the sim map ?

i "registered" with you, but it doesn't seem my reports are getting fed to the map. is it alt specific? if so, contact me and i'll give you info for the alts i'm using the map with. thanks. --WanYao 08:36, 7 July 2008 (BST)

You are set up. It tracks users only by their "registration phrase", so it is not alt specific. If you have the udSIMsniff script installed, just click the "submit data" button after you've used scent death, and it will ask for that phrase. It only asks the first time you do this on any machine- after that, its stored on the machine, in the about:config file. If your submission is going through at all and it recognizes you as a user, there should be a lag in the page opening after you click that button, and you will get a message saying your submission is accepted (or, in rare cases, rejected).
If you are not getting that message and the page is opening rather quickly after your submission, then does probably not recognize you as a user. I have you registered; your phrase MD5 (which is all I actually store) works out to be 15b29ffdce66e10527a65bc6d71ad94d. You can find out what passphrase you are actually using by typing about:config as your browsers url, and searching for greasemonkey.scriptvals. /udSimSniff.SIMregistration. You may want to visit and see if we have the same phrase. If not, I'll need to update my file to reflect the pass phrase you are actually using (unless you can figure out the one that actually gives that MD5 result- then you can just update about:config.) SIM Core Map.png Swiers 17:28, 7 July 2008 (BST)
Well, as far as I can tell, we're on the same page with my passphrase. However, when I try to send a report, I get no message saying it was successfully submitted and, yes, the map opens quite quickly. So, I'm not sure what's up... --WanYao 02:17, 10 July 2008 (BST)

New registration

Just checking to see if I'm registered. --JikWaffleson 16:06, 8 July 2008 (BST)

Not if you haven't previously contacted me privately to provide a registration phrase. Entering your registration phrase on your computer simply stores it there; I also need to enter it on the sites server. I do this manually because anonymous registration (such as allowed on most forums, etc) isn't really any better than no registration at all, in terms of preventing abuse. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 18:26, 8 July 2008 (BST)

Saving time.

I've finally got an answer to your how does this save time question on Talk/suburb. Once the cat, tells you what groups are being checked for activivty, you simply click from the talk page to the main page of the group and click what links here. That would list all suburbs the group was listed on. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:00, 9 July 2008 (BST)

What you think? The Great Suburb Group Massacre --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:31, 11 July 2008 (BST)


Marven and Giddings already had alt logos, Marven, Giddings.--Karekmaps?! 09:05, 18 July 2008 (BST)

So I found; I used the one for Giddings, iirc. I don't like they way the imnage's work on the pages though; the mall logos all have white backgrounds so that, when used on a white page, they seem "borderless". The alts all have very clear borders, and look like... well, jpg images slapped into code, rather than bloodstains that got dripped on the page. The ones I did avoid that problem, but aren't nearly as nice in other ways. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:52, 18 July 2008 (BST)


Your sig doesn't seem to have a link to your user page (unless it's very well hidden) -- boxy talki 03:56 22 July 2008 (BST)

Check the external link symbol. But if its making it hard to tell who I am, I'll change it soon. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 04:23, 22 July 2008 (BST)
Your external link doesn't show up here. What symbol is it supposed to display? -- boxy talki 06:34 22 July 2008 (BST)
The same one as is after any external link. The text for the link is a zero length joiner HTML entity, which means only the "arrow" shows up (or maybe doesn't show for your browser). Just look at --SIM Core Map.png Swiers 08:05, 22 July 2008 (BST)
It's a skin thing, I'm not seeing it in Cologne Blue either, but I see it fine in monobook.--Karekmaps?! 10:34, 22 July 2008 (BST)
Hmm, doesn't seem a good way around that. Ah well. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 18:07, 22 July 2008 (BST)

Old files

I'm pretty sure I uploaded these files a long time ago, but they seem to have been removed. I couldn't find them in the speedy deletions page, so is there anyway to recover those files from the site if you have special access?--Insomniac By Choice 10:57, 22 July 2008 (BST)

I don't think so. I can restore the deleted image page, but that does not restore the associated uploaded images. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 17:48, 22 July 2008 (BST)
Alright. Thanks anyway.--Insomniac By Choice 20:45, 22 July 2008 (BST)


Karen Arlette, an MCI agent, brought a suggestion to the group not long ago about contributing to your scent map while dead. Interested in an extra nose or two? I'd be glad to register, and can recommend it to other members of my group. --FT MCI 03:13, 28 July 2008 (BST)

Sure. I just need a contact link and passcode (anything that only you and I would know) for each user (person, not character). Using the "e-mail this user" link at left to send me a pass-code of your choosing works for that. If you like, you could have one contact link (say, a group wiki page) & passcode for your entire group, so that people don't need to do this individually. The only drawback there is if somebody uses that passcode to vanadalize the map (submit bad data) I'd have to cut off the whole group. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 03:53, 28 July 2008 (BST)

10k Society

Membership for two characters approved. Strike Boy is now an 10kemerald.gif Emerald member and rot1 a 10kgold.gif Gold Member. Congratulations! You are now, as far as I know, the player with the most members in the 10k Society. --CannibalX 15:32, 4 August 2008 (BST)

SIM, plz

Hey I wanna help out with the map updates. I've downloaded all the stuff - just need to register. Can you set me up?--Nallan (Talk) 11:27, 5 August 2008 (BST)

I'll need a private registration code for you as a user. It can be any word or phrase you like, but don't post it here- use the "e-mail this user" link to the left, in the toolbox section. Or, you can just use the registration code "anonymous". SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:20, 5 August 2008 (BST)
Done!--Nallan (Talk) 07:59, 6 August 2008 (BST)
OK, your registered. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 22:42, 6 August 2008 (BST)

User SIM map

nice work on the contributors sim map, very groovy. Although i'm noticing a bit of a glitch there atm. I've waited a few hours since posting a new shot and while the area where i uploaded is solid (as in in the last 24 hrs) it's showing up as part my colour and part yours. Check my main section down SW to see what i mean. Not really an issue at all but it's bugging me....--xoxo 14:06, 7 August 2008 (BST)

It probably was because your browser cached the image, rather than loading a fresh version for each view. I fixed that issue with the same cache-blocking trick I used on the main map page. I also changed thins so that the user color map is re-drawn when you view the stats page, rather than as a chronjob. It adds a fair bit of lag to viewing the page (though only when re-drawing is needed) but ensure views of the user color map on the stats page are are always up to date with the database. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 22:37, 7 August 2008 (BST)


I show it to be unused. Can it go up for Crit 10 Speedy Deletion? --Pedentic 14:27, 7 August 2008 (BST)

A response, please? --Pedentic 06:12, 25 August 2008 (BST)
It isn't unused now. SIM Core Map.png Swiers`

Suggestions Page

I think its your vote, and you forgot to sign it, on the "Excess Ap List" suggestion. I didn't strike it or anything. - Tylerisfat 05:35, 8 August 2008 (BST)

Never mind, something was goofed with the formatting, and its there now. - tylerisfat 06:11, 8 August 2008 (BST)
That's because I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 06:13, 8 August 2008 (BST)

'Current Suggestions'

? Are you reverting? I'm archiving the stuff that's over a year old, and there's several sections that fall under the guidelines of deleting a pre-suggestion discussion, although they are in the wrong place. Am I doing something wrong? - tylerisfat 19:10, 8 August 2008 (BST)

Haven't touched it in days. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:12, 8 August 2008 (BST)
weird. never mind then. - tylerisfat 19:13, 8 August 2008 (BST)

Is it true?

You've seen a 77ap ruin? Any chance i could get the iwit/screenshot of it if you have?--xoxo 09:07, 12 August 2008 (BST)

I didn't see it personally. Nubis posted a screenshot here. Apparently the building is in Dunnell Hills. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:10, 12 August 2008 (BST)
Only suburb where it'll ever happen probably. Well that and Eastonwood. Neither one has seen people trying to clean it up since the update. There might be some other places in the NW. The DHPD kinda gave up on Dunnell Hills and as far as I know that's the only suburb in the game where zombies are actively trying to hold territory(the whole Something Awful thing). 2 and a half months of zombies holding it is insane though, it's not like it's hard to empty the buildings, I mean COMBAT REVIVE did do it.--Karekmaps?! 22:44, 12 August 2008 (BST)
Its hard if there's a rotter or two in there, and if you have to cross 15+ blocks of ruins to get there, very few folks are even gonna consider it. Survivors are very short sighted; they'll let a whole area go to hell before they respond just because there's an invisible line (suburb border) / free run gap between them and the ruins. Also, to their defense, with zombies inside, you can't tell how many AP it will take to repair, because you don't have that option. The condition descriptions are a relatively new thing. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 04:33, 13 August 2008 (BST)
2 rot zombies in a dark building requires a handy slab of coordination to repair. Plus everyone hates DH so why would anyone bother? Considering the amount of zombies there i find it weird (tho easily explainable) that it's the suburb that suffers from a lack of SIM data the most.--xoxo 09:35, 13 August 2008 (BST)

Im glad someone else has realised the impossible to cross suburb border mentality out there. Say what you like about trenchies, At least they cross the border between Pennville and Whittenside.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 10:04, 13 August 2008 (BST)

Ha, I chuckled.--Nallan (Talk) 06:11, 14 August 2008 (BST)

Understand that for strategic reasons I don't post more specifics, but there are well over a dozen buildings at 60 - 70 AP to repair. We are very actively holding the Hills. (and many of us are rotters) That was one of the things we pushed when we formed the Dead. Karek, we have been holding the Hills since November, but it only started mattering after the update. J3D, we will never contribute SIM data because we are jerks like that. :P --– Nubis NWO 06:54, 14 August 2008 (BST)

hence the tho ;) maybe i'll wander into your midst sometime...--xoxo 07:17, 14 August 2008 (BST)
B.Y.O.B. (bring your own brains) Just us zombies there these days.--– Nubis NWO 11:22, 14 August 2008 (BST)
I always travel incognito ;) --xoxo 12:11, 14 August 2008 (BST)
I'm gonna find that building and do it. I cant' wait, I'll be a hero! And then wake up dead in several days. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 14:31, 14 August 2008 (BST)
We will build a monument to you (with your bones). Then kill your family. See you there! --– Nubis NWO 21:29, 14 August 2008 (BST)

Flavor Project

Just reading through your page and wondered if you ever got anywhere with it? I more than happy to provide some flavoursome stuff. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 18:00, 24 August 2008 (BST)

Nah, I pretty much came to the conclusion it was more effort than it would be worth. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:41, 24 August 2008 (BST)

Hey, about Wan

Because I've been barred from Wans page (for a comment that wasn't even intended as a flame, although it was late when I wrote it and kindof harsh in hindsight), I thought I would let you know what I thought of Wan. I don't think he is a random asshole in the crowd either. If he was a random asshole I wouldn't have a problem, and I too wouldn't have posted. I usually have somewhat a sense of sympathy for Wan, I know he means well, but sometimes his people skills let him down a little, and it pisses off a helluva lot of users, I'm sure. I am sure Wan intends the best with his NPOV edits, but it's not the edits I have a problem with, it's his nature, and then his defense of his nature, saying that there is no point in him being nice etc. Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I wasn't intending on flaming, or intending to seem aggressive, I'm sure it was about 1am at the time and well, you probably know how people get when they are tired.

So yeah, just thought I would clear myself up, and hopefully Wan will read this or something. Thanks--CyberRead240 07:24, 27 August 2008 (BST)

Will you please comment?

here: Bonus Suggestion

I respect your opinions completely and would love your thoughts.--Squid Boy 16:29, 28 August 2008 (BST)

Player Killer Olympics

I'd like to again formally invite BrainROT RUM to participate, and I hope to list you. Really, if only one person participates, that's the group as far as I'm concerned.

Also - I'd like to invite you, Swiers, or some member you designate, to be part of the Player Killer Olympic Committee (PKOC or Peacock) - you'd be a vote to resolve any issues that come up. Also if you were so inclined, you could help verify submissions. This would not be required though, as I am sure I'll wind up doing most of that.

Let me know, thanks!! --Squid Boy 16:24, 1 September 2008 (BST)

brainROT RUM ☣
will not be participating as a group, but individual members may choose to do so.  brainROT RUM ☣
is not a PK group; we are a group that supports the existence of survivors with brain rot, no mater what career they pursue.
I'd personally be happy to look at an issues that come up. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:03, 1 September 2008 (BST)
OK, I will add you to the PKOC, but NOT brainROT RUM ☣
as a group to the list of participants.  Thanks!--Squid Boy 14:30, 3 September 2008 (BST)
Opening Ceremonies date/time set. contact me for it if you want it. thx--Squid Boy 21:28, 8 September 2008 (BST)
Need to get you the password for the private PKOC forum on the Hub. See me in IRC or I'll U2U you there. PKOC Forum --Squid Boy 15:58, 10 September 2008 (BST)

So, can YOU fix the typo? --Boobs.gif /\Haliman/\ T | P! | W! | RRFBoobs.gif 23:51, 4 September 2008 (BST)

Yeah, if I ever bother with it. Typo's don't bug me much. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 05:35, 5 September 2008 (BST)
Ok, thanks. --Boobs.gif /\Haliman/\ T | P! | W! | RRFBoobs.gif 15:17, 7 September 2008 (BST)

Wiki question, relating vaguely to a bright idea of yours.

I wanted to make a page here with a redirect, but started by just plopping down a little bit of text to make the page (which I know is an unnecessary step, but didn't think it was a harmful one). I then snagged the name of the page I wanted to redirect to, came back, and put the redirect in- replacing all other text on the page. Now... I thought that this would be sufficient to create a redirect, but it hasn't. It's still displaying the original text- even though, if you click the edit button, you can see that that's clearly been removed. It's like a ghost, man! Do you have any idea what I did wrong?--ØxØ 08:32, 21 September 2008 (BST)

Err, okay... it's made my link into a Red Rum link. And apparently, nowiki tags, pre tags, and leading spaces all fail to eliminate html formatting.... so I think you're going to have to look at the comment's source to see what I mean. That, at least, looks fine.--ØxØ 08:41, 21 September 2008 (BST)
No idea what's happening. Try replacing the FIRST character in the name to create your pseudo-page. That's what I did, and I did not have these problems. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 20:37, 22 September 2008 (BST)


I seem to have broken talk:suggestions formatting. I have no idea how and am scared to try fix it in case i make things worse! If you are first on line could you take a look? Thanks...--Honestmistake 14:49, 25 September 2008 (BST)

Looked fine to me. All that was missind was the dividing line after your suggestion, which has no real effect on formating. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 20:17, 25 September 2008 (BST)


To make this as fair and equitable as possible, please vote on the decision being rendered here. I noticed an edit within the span of Grims case and thought I'd drop a link. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 06:01, 7 October 2008 (BST)

Just in case, you missed it

Grim staged a coup this morning and as a result has been demoted. So we have a new 'crat election (again). Just to give you the heads up because you withdrew from the previous one. -- Cheese 22:32, 9 October 2008 (BST)

Salt The Land

Hi swiers, did you originally make the Salt The Land Policy page? I've done a quick edit to clean it up and add some zombie group info at Salt The Land Policy/Beta and would like to update the main page. Also ... did you get anywhere with that greasemonkey script for iWitness? I miss the addon which won't load in FF3. --Zeug 05:42, 21 October 2008 (BST)

No, and no. You don;t need a GM script; the bookmarklets still work fine. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 07:40, 22 October 2008 (BST)
Yeh my prob was using them in the frameset Taccon but no matter, will get back to the GM script.--Zeug 10:24, 22 October 2008 (BST)
If you konw enough JS to do a GM script for iWitness submissions, you should be able to easily modify the BMs to work in your frameset; just alter them to pull body.innerHTML from the relevant frame instead of from the main window. Actually, I'm not 100% sure that will work; there may still be referer problems (iWitness checks the referer, and won't accept submissions from, say, a proxy site) but those problems would also apply equally with a GM script. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:16, 22 October 2008 (BST)
From memory that's the problem I came up against but I didn't look too much further into it. I'll let you know if I get it working. Cheers, --Zeug 19:20, 22 October 2008 (BST)

Permabanned Users

I know you haven't been around for a bit, but it seems that members of the team are open to reviewing previous vandal banning cases in order to bring them up to date with this policy. Does this work for you? --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 20:43, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

new town

hay, there is a new town in here... waiting to be mapped. Are you going to sit there quiet ? --People's Commissar Hagnat talk mod 17:40, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

he's awol, and it's makin' me very sad. --xoxo 21:34, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
I'll be back. I just made a move to a new state, and turned my net access off rather suddenly and unexpectedly to avoid paying for a month of cable that I'd only use 6 days worth of. (And yeah, my website should still be working fine). SIM Core Map.png Swiers 19:21, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Your "Block Radio Chat" suggestion

You posted a "Ignore this Voice" suggestion on Talk: Suggestions (or Developing Suggestions) and as far as I know, it was never submitted. Are you planning on re-submitting it? I was going to do it myself (giving you full credit of course, as you are MIA for the reasons stated above,) but now that it appears you will be back soon, this is just a kind reminder. Linkthewindow Talk MCM 09:40, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

I have occasional net access, but am not keen on writing suggestions right now. Feel free to do what you like with the idea. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 01:56, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Suggestion:20081115 Ignore this Voice is up for voting. Just thought I would let you know. Linkthewindow Talk MCM 07:14, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

crat election

you going to withdraw?? --xoxo 05:58, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I suppose so. The larger issue is really if there's any point in my remaining a sysop; resigning that would save me having to withdraw in the future. Barring that, maybe I could post a "unavailable for promotion" statement on my page? SIM Core Map.png Swiers 15:34, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
I'll withdraw for you at each election, although it's 3 months til the next one. As long as you make it completely clear if/when you do decide to run then it shouldn't be a problem.--xoxo 23:20, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


Is there going to be one this year?--Karekmaps?! 10:27, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

This Account Has Been Suspended

Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible.

Also, welcome back.. I think, I hadn't seen you around.

14:59, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

I had similar issues on the 24th as well. Linkthewindow  Talk  11:44, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, iWits and the profile database are not working (at least for me) right now, I just get the message that Cory posted up there. Is this just me or is the site down? --Pestolence(talk) 01:18, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, Swier's site is down. I'll give him a call in the next day or two. 01:22, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks in advance :). Linkthewindow  Talk  11:31, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

This happens again. -- Kittithaj 00:40, 26 July 2009 (BST)

Is being dealt with. --Karekmaps?! 04:49, 30 July 2009 (BST)


Could you please review this VB case so that we can get a clear idea of sysop consensus before things get pushy -- boxy talkteh rulz 07:58 20 January 2009 (BST)

[ping] Service needed.

iWitness and SIM are down due to "file failure" and disk quota. 04:22, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Ah, crap. I've been without net use for a while. That explains the trouble I've had updating SIM. I'll see what I can do to free up space - it may be Monday before I do much. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 20:41, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Sim Image

Great news! You know how FF3 applies somke basic anti-alaising when upscaling an image, which rather destroys the SIM somewhat? Guess which other browser is doing it now? IE8! Woo! With 90% of the browser market now pulling off this trick, might it be worth taking the hit on filesize so people can see it right? -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 23:40, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

ff2 ftw.--xoxo 02:58, 21 March 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I've been planning to create / store the image at a much larger res for a while. Its a PNG, so there actually is very little difference in file size for a larger image composed of the same blocks of color. Its mostly just the annoyance of patching the code that's kept me from doing it.
From using IE, I've also noticed that some of my CSS / inline style doesn't render as I expected. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 03:18, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Looks good on the full size format, though 1800 a side is probably overkill. -- User:The Rooster RoosterDragon User talk:The Rooster 15:28, 18 April 2009 (BST)


zomg you're still around. Thought I'd just pop in and see how everyone is going. --Ducis DuxSlothTalk 10:22, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Hey dude

Thanks for commenting on my suggestion. I see things exactly the way you do - why should you have to try to free run into a ruined building, even when you can't? Why can't they just let us walk instead of making us fall and hurt ourselves!?! Geeez! --ScaredPlayer 23:15, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

WTF Centaurs?

I saw in a response in a suggestion about WTF centaurs, something I've heard of before in suggestions, but still don't know what it is. So, WTF is a WTFcentaur? The closest thing I can get to that is this:

!? Thanks...--Kolechovski 22:58, 2 June 2009 (BST)

You should have typed it into the wiki search bar. This is what you're looking for.--Mr. Angel, Help needed? 23:08, 2 June 2009 (BST) is down

Again. Just so you know (I don't nearly have the technical know-how to figure out why. Let's hope someone comes along.) Linkthewindow  Talk  07:24, 19 June 2009 (BST)

Looks like the domain has been sold.--SirArgo Talk 07:27, 19 June 2009 (BST)
Thanks Argo. It's a shame, but this has been coming for a while, considering Swier's inactivity. Linkthewindow  Talk  10:09, 20 June 2009 (BST)

ScentMapNumbers Script

I made a slightly modified version of your script so it shows estimated zombie and body numbers instead of color values.

I posted it here so I could share it with my group more easily. I hope that's ok. If not for some reason, tell me and I'll take it down. --Dazaras 20:38, 10 July 2009 (BST)


You are a week away from potentially being demoted due to inactivity. In a week your progress will be reviewed and your position on the sysop team will be affected according to the crats' decisions. Just a heads up. --DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION-- 05:43, 31 August 2009 (BST)

You've now been demoted due to inactivity. Thanks for your contributions -- boxy talkteh rulz 10:11 9 September 2009 (BST)

and so the sysop clique devours another good op in their quest for tu, boxy? xoxo 13:50, 9 September 2009 (BST)

Ha ha!

I found the ninja! I never searched very hard for it, but I finally got curious enough to find it. :) -- SA 00:46, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

....nin...ja? --DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION-- 00:47, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, swiers has had a hidden ninja on his page for years.-- SA 00:50, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


Hey Swiers, where are you? After months of thinking SIM was broken for everyone, I have just found out that it's only not working for me. I sometimes try to update the map, but the scent doesn't show. However, there stats page seems to believe I have made a contribution. Hope you're doing alright. Get back to me when you get the chance. ~ Prep Fortress - BS01:00, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I've been in school, and disconnected the net at my home to save money & avoid distraction. isn't getting much in the way of updates, so that may be an issue, but it has a new owner now, so... yeah. 01:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

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UDWitness code

You're more than welcome to look at it. I have no idea if any of the back-end is the same--I just took the bookmarklet and used it as the basis for my submission method, since it seemed to work just fine. I'm busy with finals this week, but hit me up on Monday, perhaps. -   HaliphaxTCS 20:01, 5 May 2010 (BST) (Whoops! Forgot to sign it.)

SIM ethics - your thoughts?

I think it's pretty sad that SIM isn't very useful simply because of a lack of participation. I submit anonymously any time I think to after using Scent Death, regardless of which alt I'm playing at the time. I think only one or a handful of users could keep the map relatively up-to-date with a few alts doing nothing but moving and sniffing around, but this seems like it could be interpreted as multi-abuse, perhaps rightly so. I'd like to know what you think of the matter before I seriously consider whether I'm up to investing the time and IP hits. --Nuisance 01:15, 4 September 2010 (BST)

  • Practically speaking, it takes about 10 mobile zombie sniffer alts to cover the whole map. When [SIM] was kept up to date (with maybe 80-90% of the map colored instead of grey) I was covering the bulk of it as a one man effort with my alts (5 paid plus 3 unpaid let me do that). Its a total pain in the ass. If you had two folks with 50 unpaid alts each, they could each cover half the city without having to move (much quicker to play out) but getting 50 alts with scent death would be even more of a pain in the ass...
    Ethically... eh. I don't think it negatively impacts the game for anybody, or counts as alt abuse in the sense that most folks worry about. Its arguable who it helps or hurts, and how many people would be affected. There's been much more pervasive "surveillance tools" used before, and they didn't break the game. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 04:35, 17 September 2010 (BST)

Hey mate

RE your new suggestion, I made this edit, I think you may have meant survivor, not zombie. But I may be wrong (I'm pretty tired), so I'm giving you a heads up incase I made a mistake. Regards, -- LEMON #1 05:37, 2 October 2010 (BST)

Nope, quite right you are. I had it as "person" and changed it to be more specific. :P SIM Core Map.png Swiers 06:22, 2 October 2010 (BST)

Bookmarklet Problems

Are you still maintaining your bookmarklets? The DEM lookup and form filler had some problems parsing the coordinates for me (The Y was fractional sometimes) and the Check My PKer is going to the old Rouge's Gallery that no longer exists. I've made updates to all three bookmarklets. Maybe you could put them up on your website? Also, the Rogues Gallery Lookup is probably useless for now since I don't see a search by location anywhere on the new --Thvortex 20:59, 8 October 2010 (BST)

Oops. I found another problem with how the bookmarklets handle the edges of the map. I added the fix to the Javascript code below. --Thvortex 19:13, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

DEM Revive Request Form Filler


DEM Revive Request Lookup


Check My PKer


SIM Down?

Have you checked the sim page recently? When I try to load it, I get someone's message exulting that they rooted the page. --Pedentic 21:28, 15 October 2010 (BST)

Yep, but I'm not the page admin any more. I think, um, Bisfan is? I handed it off because I'm busy with school, etc.
Edit- Hmm, looks like the new admin left my FTP account active, and all that got changed was the SIM index page. I'll look around for other damage / malware, but it sould be easy to upload a new index...
Yup, fixed now (or mostly- there may be corruption in code I didn't look at). Looks like a petty vandalism hack- if they DID have root, all they did was upload a new index.html file. My old index.php file was even still there! SIM Core Map.png Swiers 02:05, 16 October 2010 (BST
Awesome, I've decided I'd like to help out- do I still need to ask you for a reg key? -- LEMON #1 08:57, 16 October 2010 (BST)
If you want to be tracked as a non-anonymous submitor, I'll need to update the site files with your "password". Which apparently I can still do, so yeah, we can handle that. Otherwise just use anonymous / anonymous, like the site says.

The udSIMsniff Greasemonkey script has the same problem with parsing coordinates as the two bookmarklets in my previous post. For example, I just tried Scent Death at [55,34] but the script computed [55,30.222222222222]. I can fix the script if you'd like. Or should I get in touch with Bisfan? --Thvortex 15:19, 16 October 2010 (BST)

If you have an improved GM script, I can put that up. The location finding algorythm I came up with has always had occasional glitches. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 22:42, 16 October 2010 (BST)
My improvements can be found here. --Thvortex 05:13, 17 October 2010 (BST)

I figured out another small improvement to the SIM site, but you'll have to make the changes yourself in the viewSIM.php script. Firefox 3 does smooth image scaling which messes up the map images. There is a very simple way to disable this in Firefox by using the non-standard image-rendering CSS property. You can just add it to the img.topleft class style. --Thvortex 16:23, 19 October 2010 (BST)

Cool! I've been looking for some time for a way to do exactly that. To bad it only works for Firefox, but given that submissions are made via greasemonkey, its a safe bat viewers probably use Firefox. Sadly, I'm short on freetime, but would like to clean up that (and a few other) glitches soon. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 02:02, 20 October 2010 (BST)
There is a -ms-interpolation-mode property that works the same way with IE8 (even though that MSDN page talks about IE9). However, IE8 doesn't correctly line up the map images with the suburb table so it's a moot point really. --Thvortex 06:20, 20 October 2010 (BST)


I would be willing to provide you with my source code. -   HaliphaxTCS 00:51, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

You're back!!!

Are you back for awhile? Do you want to take over The Big Prick again? Should we nominate you for sysop? Asheets 18:24, 4 April 2011 (BST)

Chill, Winston! Don't want to scare him off again so soon! Tongue :P ᚱᛁᚹᛖᚾ 22:09, 4 April 2011 (BST)
Maybe, maybe, and no. The point of TBP would be the put a wrench in The Dead's plans, but I hope I don't need to be in charge for that to happen. I'd rather focus my efforts on getting SIM working again, as it was a very good way to get an eye on what revive points (designated or not) in ise unrecoverable areas would most benefit from TBP tactics. If the Dead don't stick around, I probably won't so much either. SIM Core Map.png Swiers 06:25, 5 April 2011 (BST)

It's always good to see sum ol' names in the RC page... btw, archive ur talk page, damn it --People's Commissar Hagnat [talk] [wcdz] 15:23, 17 May 2011 (BST)

Son of "You're back!!"

Funny how many of us have wandered back with the Dead resurgence. Anyway, it was good to see you in the grid, even if it was your GCer. Hope you'll understand why I didn't stick around to say hello.--Atticus Rex mfu pif Δ 07:54, 8 June 2011 (BST)

EMRP and Iwitness

Thanks for updating the EMRP: Reports to Process page. However, I already update it daily. More than one updater will cause duplications. So, please leave the job to me.

Also, Iwitness seems to be not working for a while, after August 2010's Safehouse update.

wSub Error LC1: Iwitness does not yet support screenshots of that type.

Are you still the one maintaining it? Or should I ask Karek instead? -- Kittithaj 03:15, 9 June 2011 (BST)

Cool, didn't know reports were going into EMRP on a daily basis. Karek owns the site (assuming he pays the bills come Jun 16) and has done some maintenance, but I should probably go back over it- its needed a heavy overhaul for some time. SIM has the same problem- basically, the location-finding code I used doesn't work with the new layout. Its hard to find the energy for, though, what with the new baby, graduating school, & looking for a job... SIM Core Map.png Swiers 04:05, 9 June 2011 (BST)
Pretty much that. With two working alternatives I haven't really seen a need to find the time to play with it. Swiers does still have full access. I actually have only even logged into UD twice since the update in question so I'm not even sure at this point in time what the issue is. I'll look into it this weekend though, see if we can at least get a quick fix so that it can at least record new screenshots. As for SIM, swiers knows a lot more about that than me, I've never really even browsed the code for it.--Karekmaps 2.0?! 08:49, 9 June 2011 (BST)
Doh. Iwitness went down. I loved the archives. They helped out a lot when looking for histories of various zergers. --Akule Maker of fine, hand-crafted UDWiki sass since 2006 -- Akule School's back in session™ 02:22, 26 July 2011 (BST)
The IP is still up but they pulled some jankiness with the domain. I might direct it to a subpage of zgarah at some point but I'm not sure it's retrievable(the domain).--Karekmaps 2.0?! 02:42, 26 July 2011 (BST)

That was actually me!

My older character has brain rot :( --Karloth Vois ¯\(°_o)/¯ 17:42, 25 June 2011 (BST)


Skull n syringes.gif

Some time back, by CRES Doctor noticed the The Big Prick was beginning to stagnate, leading him to put out a call for individuals interested in helping TBP move forward. I have volunteered my services to help this happen. In my humble opinion, the idea behind the formation of TBP was among the more unique in Malton's history. In its time, it broke up the monotony that was quickly setting in and gave adventurous individuals a chance to try something new. It also helped de-stigmatize people regarding combat revives and make Malton a place where those of dual nature could have a chance to explore their separate agendas. As many of these issues are not as large as they once were, it may seem we have reached a time when Malton no longer needs The Big Prick. I say, it's not all about being needed. Do you still enjoy reviving zombies? Is your first response at a break-in to check for brain rot? Mine is. Being a prick is not a job, it is part of who we are, and though it may not need us in the same way that it once did, with the rise of Apathy and the decline of survivor groups in Malton, the city cannot afford to lose the Big Prick. Accordingly, I have begun reworking some of the format of TBP pages including a retool of the main page and the introduction of and achievement system that will let pricks gain recognition on their own time on their own terms. As a person who still chooses to fly the colors of TBP, I would appreciate your feedback on my talk page or on the TBP forum. Thank you for your time and may your syringes never be blunted. --Albert Schwan Albert Schwan  Friday, 31 August 2012

Hoi thar

It's nice to die for once at the claws of someone you recognize. (And I didn't really expect to survive the night after repairing that building into negative AP :P ) Good to see that a few old players are still around. -- Spiderzed 09:24, 6 June 2015 (UTC)