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Quentin, you might want to start using the "This is a minor edit" feature. Zahir 19:41, 8 February 2006 (PST)

Or, even better, try to finish your text first and upload it after that. By saving a page after every sentence you've added, you create unnecessarily many versions of it (we're only guests on this server, so let's avoid using more space then necessary). —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 03:50, 9 February 2006 (PST)
These maps may be of help to you: 1 2 --Sikulu 08:05, 10 February 2006 (PST)

Adding all those links to categories is fine and dandy. Thank you. But could you please use the "minor edit" function because, well, that is what it is for? Thanks in advance! Zahir 07:43, 24 February 2006 (PST)

When you edit a page there is a box at the bottom that reads This is a minor edit. By checking that box, those viewing the "Recent Changes" page can have the option (which I know I nearly always use) of "Hide minor edits." Thus the page doesn't become clogged with correcting minor typos, adding a category to every single article that it falls under, correcting tiny mistakes that needn't have any attention drawn to them, etc. By my count you have put in over sixty minor edits within the last two hours. Zahir 07:52, 24 February 2006 (PST)
I feel I must add my voice to Zahir's- categorisation is a minor edit, and should be marked as such. Deiniol 15:13, 24 February 2006 (PST)



Hello Quentin. I must thank you for the great work you have done on the Africa-related pages of the Scandinavian Realm. It is much appreciated, especially since I have been meaning to do it myself, but have lacked the time. What you have written up so far is pretty much what I have had in mind, so thanks again! Boreanesia 05:00, 9 February 2006 (PST)

NAL Provinces

Are you planing to do anything more about the NAL provinces north of the Ohio? If so, I could give you a hand, if you don't mind. Only, I'm also doing some of the provinces west of the Appalachians (see Tenisi and Kentucky). --Sikulu 05:23, 10 February 2006 (PST)


I think you'd better not do anymore redirect pages, as the admins usually end up delete them. --Sikulu 05:19, 24 February 2006 (PST)

Not sure if it is good though, as redirects takes very little space (compared to e.g. page histories) and they are quite convinient sometimes. Abdul-aziz 09:31, 24 February 2006 (PST)
There is no point for the redirects. We should change the original link if it's a matter of spelling like Tenisi or Kentucky. End of story. I appreciate the help, Quentin, but in some ways, you're making more work for us. BoArthur 13:03, 24 February 2006 (PST)

Two requests

Let's call a temporary halt to categorization, until we can agree on what SHOULD be a category. "Nations in North Asia", I don't think is a useful category. Most of the nations you're listing there aren't northern, and the few that are northern aren't enough to justify a whole category. Secondly, "Nations in China" isn't a good category, because "China" isn't a geographic region, but rather, a cultural sphere and a former Empire. I'd suggest either a "Former Chinese States" category for nations that were formerly part of the Chinese Empire, or "Chinese nations" for nations that are culturally Chinese (thus, exculding Tibet, Uyghuristan and Mongolia).

Secondly, please stop adding proposals that you have no intent to develop or defend. Nik 10:08, 25 February 2006 (PST)


Quentin, will you PLEASE stop changing categories? How clear to Nik and I have to be? For the last time, I'd much appreciate it if you submit your ideas to Lla Dafern before starting to edit pages! —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 00:02, 26 February 2006 (PST)

William McKinley

Just wanted to say I look forward to what you come up with for William McKinley. But someone else might suggest his name be less "anglecized" for IB. Zahir 07:45, 8 June 2006 (PDT)

OK. Also, do you know any native names? I want to make a McKinley like figure, but I think we could do with one Native GM. --Quentin 09:18, 8 June 2006 (PDT)
Well, Ben Nighthorse Campbell is a native GM, but we know next-to-nothing about him. Other than that, I'd check wiki maybe for prominent Natives of tribes in the Eastern U.S. during the 19th century. At least you might get some flavor of names. Zahir 10:04, 8 June 2006 (PDT)

Quentin, if you are willing, would you contact me at [email protected] for some ideas about William McKinley? I am intrigued by your inclusion of such a radical GM at that moment in history, and have a few notions about how that might have happened. No pressure, though, and no rush. Zahir 22:05, 3 July 2006 (PDT)

Wayne Chevrier

Who is Wayne? IB22

Person number 22 on the list. --Quentin 11:22, 23 June 2006 (PDT)


Quentin, when you are working on a given page, instead of just doing a lot of small edit within a short period of time, you can simply click the preview buttons. This prevent having dozens of entries under the "history" or "recent changes" page.--Marc Pasquin 11:46, 23 June 2006 (PDT)

Sorry. --Quentin 11:48, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
If you are sorry, then why do you continue doing it? About 40 versions of the same thing in 90 minutes... Please! —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 13:18, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
Look at All tagged as minor. --Quentin 13:22, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
The point I (and I assume Jan) are try to make is that instead of dozens of minor, you could do just one big. --Marc Pasquin 13:25, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
That was indeed my point, too. It's a pity when the whole "recent changes" page is full of minor edits of one page. My advise: prepare the whole thing while being off-line in a plain text file and add it to the wiki when it is ready. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 13:35, 23 June 2006 (PDT)
Either that or preview it when you change it. The offline text file works great, just parse it like you would wiki text. BoArthur 13:42, 23 June 2006 (PDT)


Dear Quentin:

I have no way to contact thee except via here publicly. I have been watching recent events with some dismay, and I see that the result is that you've been temporarily suspended. I really had rather that Nik had contacted me or Jan to do this unprecidented thing (for several reasons), but what's done is done.

Please be advised that this action was taken on account of what seems to be an excessive amount of recategorisation of articles as well as a large number of new categories and new article stubs. I would ask you to review How It All Works and in future please use Lla Dafern in order to knock about new ideas you'ld like to propose or alterations you'ld like to discuss. (And also, please sign your comments so we know who we're talking to! This is a totally anonymous environment, and someone comes across a comment made two or three weeks ago that is unsigned, they don't know who originally wrote it or who to address responses to. We can't see your face, hear your voice or read your penmanship. This is a small matter of common courtesy to people who wish to communicate with you.)

You've had a lòt of interesting and creative ideas, but at this point in the project's history, jumping around from one place to another without fleshing out what ideas you've already started is not a good practice. This is not to say you can't make proposals or suggestions, but we should be focussing on increased depth at this point more than breadth. Five years from now, you might be off to other projects and concerns, and other new folks will be introducing themselves here, wondering why it is they can't have a country of their own.

In closing, I wish only to exhort you to continue with making a positive contribution to Ill Bthisad. I also have to say that if a member's contribution should become increasingly counterproductive -- to the point that our convivial and fraternal environment is disrupted or that Members feel the distuption has reached an uncontrollable level -- then we do reserve the right to suspend or permanently expel the source of that counterproductivity.

Please note that we do nòt take such actions lightly. A lot of behind-the-scenes discussion would take place before this sort of action is considered or taken. We have not reached this point yet, but recent events prompt me to spell certain things out clearly and authoritatively.


Elemtilas 11:37, 26 February 2006 (PST)


Hey, Quentin, let's hold off on adding things still. BoArthur 09:25, 28 June 2006 (PDT)

Um, what are you reffering to? --Quentin 00:16, 29 June 2006 (PDT)
To the Currency page, obviously. I agree with Dan, it's better not to touch the articles at this moment. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 01:37, 29 June 2006 (PDT)


Quentin, the Flags of the World website deos not allow reposting (even as in this case, hotlinking) of their images without full credits. Either redo them yourself or make the changes please.--Marc Pasquin 07:27, 22 April 2007 (PDT)

Sorry. --Quentin 08:01, 28 April 2007 (PDT)
s'ok, ask if you need any help--Marc Pasquin 14:08, 28 April 2007 (PDT)

Italy Map

Thank you so much! That's a huge help. Sectori 10:02, 15 September 2007 (PDT)

You're welcome! It's worth pointing out the metropolitan duchies aren't there, because they're small. --Quentin 10:39, 15 September 2007 (PDT)


Did you see my questions at Talk:Ouisconsin#Borders? Benkarnell 07:38, 12 January 2008 (PST)

I don't know if you've seen my latest changes to Ouisconsin, but you should take a look. Benkarnell 12:16, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
All right, good. I tried to integrate your idea about a divided Peoria with my idea of tribal boundaries. I'm glad you approve. But I do have to ask something: how was a relatively important city able to remain in dispute for almost 130 years? Wouldn't the two sides have come to a conclusion before then? Was Peoria some kind of tax haven in the meantime? Or did you actually mean that the dispute was settled in 1868 rather than 1968? Benkarnell 21:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

British Railroads

So, Q, I went to the page and found nothing there but saw that you've got stuff there, just hidden as you're working on it...when's the grand unveiling? Do you think that the British Railroads will have any high speed trains? Like from Edinburgh to London to Castreleon? BoArthur 15:54, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

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