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  • Underscorre
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    19:32, August 17, 2015

    So, I'm bringing up an old subject, that for one reason or another, stopped being talked about when it was first talked about.

    It concerns the PokéMon, "Lost Episodes" and Theory categories. Specifically, the comments made on their talk pages here, here and here by LOLSKELETONS.

    For anyone who can't be bothered to click those links, here is what Skelly suggested at the PokéMon category:

    To keep the Pokepastas separate from the rest of the pages on the site, I was thinking of making it so this category cannot be added together with any category except for the following:

    Thinking of doing this for some other categories to, i.e. Lost Episodes. Thoughts? LOLSKELETONS (talk) 18:36, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

    At the other two, something similar was suggested.

    Separating Pokemon, Lost Episodes and Theory from other categories makes sense - to quote Skelly, "most people looking through, say, Ghosts aren't looking for stories about Lavender Town or dead pokemon." Having exclusivity for these categories would stop this issue.

    The major drawback of doing something like this was that the RC would be flooded with Poképastas (many of which are very low quality, in comparison to the rest of our content). However, since That One Machine now exists, this could now be done in a way that will keep them out of the recent changes/wiki activity (since bot edits don't show up there). Additionally, the bot could perform this task, saving a lot of effort on our part, with regards to having to update a ton of pages.

    So to clarify, this proposal is to make PokéMon, "Lost Episodes" and Theory exclusive categories (other categories have to be removed if they are added to a page) other than a few exceptions. Please leave your votes below. Additionally, if you disagree with the bot performing this task, feel free to vote on that as well. Thanks :)

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    • Support Support - I know we fixed a few poke pastas already, but the bot would make it easier/less intrusive to get the other ones.

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    • Support Support - Seems like a good idea. We're gonna' work T.O.M into an early grave.

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    • Jay ten wrote: Support Support - Seems like a good idea. We're gonna' work T.O.M into an early grave.

      It sets the stage for his inevitable realization of self-awareness and eventual decision to turn against us.

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    • Support Support - Sounds like a good idea.

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    • Bump :)

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    • Neutral Neutral - While I see that the bot would help, I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the wiki flooded by Pokepastas.

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    • AMarbleHornet wrote: Neutral Neutral - While I see that the bot would help, I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the wiki flooded by Pokepastas.

      That's part of the point of using the bot - since bot edits don't appear in the wiki activity or recent changes, the wiki wouldn't be flooded.

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    • Underscorre wrote:

      AMarbleHornet wrote: Neutral Neutral - While I see that the bot would help, I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the wiki flooded by Pokepastas.

      That's part of the point of using the bot - since bot edits don't appear in the wiki activity or recent changes, the wiki wouldn't be flooded.

      Not quite what I meant; these pastas still would appear when using the 'random pasta' tool, correct?

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    • AMarbleHornet wrote:

      Underscorre wrote:

      AMarbleHornet wrote: Neutral Neutral - While I see that the bot would help, I'm not sure how I feel about seeing the wiki flooded by Pokepastas.

      That's part of the point of using the bot - since bot edits don't appear in the wiki activity or recent changes, the wiki wouldn't be flooded.

      Not quite what I meant; these pastas still would appear when using the 'random pasta' tool, correct?

      Yeah, but they already do appear when using the random pasta tool. That won't be changed.

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    • I'm gonna stop quoting, just for the sake of appearance. Yes, but doing this would allow more of these to be written, meaning more would be submitted, and at least a few of those awful, terrible stories from the depths of hell would get through and be allowed to stay on the wiki, thus increasing the chance of my random-pasta-ing to one. Randompastaing. It's a word now.

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    • "Randompastaing" is my new favourite word.

      Anyway, this change wouldn't allow any more to be written - they'd remain blacklisted - we'd just organise them differently.

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    • Support Support -

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    • If no-one has any objections, I'm going to pass/fail this thread at the end of today, since it doesn't look like many more people are going to give feedback.

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    • Underscorre wrote: If no-one has any objections, I'm going to pass/fail this thread at the end of today, since it doesn't look like many more people are going to give feedback.

      Sounds good to me.

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    • Underscorre wrote:
      "Randompastaing" is my new favourite word.

      Anyway, this change wouldn't allow any more to be written - they'd remain blacklisted - we'd just organise them differently.

      First off, "Randompastaing" is everyone's favorite word. It'll be in the dictionary before sundown.

      Also, knowing that bit about blacklisting, now I'd like to change to a big whopping

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    • See http://creepypasta.wikia.com/?diff=1082869 - I'm going to start the bot now.

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    • Support Support - Sounds like a good idea.

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    • The bot has completed its task.

      There was an issue in which it blanked 1999, however it was stopped immediately, I reverted its edit, located the bug and fixed it. I also apologised to Giant engineer for the error, and I promise I will do my best to stop this happening again (not that it's likely).

      (For anyone who's interested, I forgot to escape a forward slash when performing a preg_replace, causing a certain variable to be nullified, causing the page to be blanked)

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