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EmpyrealInvective

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If you are here to inquiry about a story I deleted of yours, read this first as it will likely explain why. If you do not and post to this talk page and your story was deleted for obvious reasons covered in the blog, I will link the aforementioned guide to your talk page as an explanation.

Are you here about a Journal Entry pasta that I deleted? Read that guide before asking why I deleted your story.

If you are inquiring about a longer story that I deleted, perhaps this guide will elaborate on the issues a bit.

This guide on micro pastas should help if you are wondering why your short story was deleted.

Maybe it was an NSFW pasta, if so, this guide has you covered.

Feel free to leave a message and sign it with four tildes (~) Like this: ~~~~


Also note, keep messages civil. If you leave an acerbic message expect me to respond in kind.


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Add This?

Would you add this pasta: The Slender Man: Misunderstood to this page The Slender Man under "Pastas Involving the Slender Man"?

SoPretentious 20:58, August 16, 2015 (UTC)

Period of less activity

For about a month or so, I'll be a lot less active. I'll still be around for an hour or two each day on most days.

SoPretentious 21:31, August 16, 2015 (UTC)

Review Request

Hello, Empy. I'm here to ask for a review/feedback on my new story, In Torment III. I consider this to be the point my writing skills and lore writing skills improved drastically, and I believe it addresses every issue pointed out to me before. If you could find the time to read/review it, I'd appreciate it. ShawnHowellsCP (talk) 05:30, August 17, 2015 (UTC)

Pictures

I had a problem recently when I tried to add a picture to my pasta, and I was wondering if you could explain it to me. 

Not to long ago, I discovered how great editing could be for the pictures on my pastas, so I edited them. However, when I tried to put them on my pastas, a message popped up saying that an unexpected error had occured. Thinking it must be a problem with my computer, I tried using my chromebook, with similar results. 

Do you think you can shed some light on this?

Thank you!

Who killed Mr. Boddy?! It was I, The Eccentric Bible Salesman! 21:49, August 17, 2015 (UTC)

RE: RE:Pictures

I always get the error message when I try and upload a picture. It always says 

"The page at creepypasta.wikia.com says:

An Unknown error occured."

Thanks for offering to upload the image yourself, but I would really hate to bother you with this, so I won't.

Also, I give you my thanks for your advice, which I will surely heed if the problem continues or you are not able to tell me what needs to be done.

Who killed Mr. Boddy?! It was I, The Eccentric Bible Salesman! 22:14, August 17, 2015 (UTC)

can i post 2 micropastas or is there a bigger limit? The DeathMau5 Team (talk) 00:11, August 18, 2015 (UTC)


Why was "Bedroom Window" deleted?

1. Did you think it was too cliche/predictable?

2. Did you think it felt rushed?

3. or something else?

Gabemcceldry (talk) 00:15, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Story feedback

Would you mind taking a look at both of these stories?

1. http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:490709 (I don't know why the text is gray.)

2. http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:490535

Gabemcceldry (talk) 00:26, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the advice. I will mainly write more of my original story DeathMau5 The DeathMau5 Team (talk) 00:27, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Can I ask you one more question?

Gabemcceldry (talk) 01:06, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

How common are snuff film pastas and are they allowed? I wanted to write one and post it here but I don't know how well it will be recieved.

Gabemcceldry (talk) 01:18, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Let people edit!

I appericiate the work you do on this site to improve the quality of works on this said wikis, but I feel like you are trying to do an editor's job for them and reversing any edits I believe you view as unnecessary. If you have to do a hundred people's niches for them, this would be your full time job. I'm not trying to rant on you, but I'm feeling like I'm being shafted by you whenever you reverse an edit, may I have your side of the story? (In the meantime, I'm going to reverse your reverse, somehow.) User:CreepyheroofTime 01:53, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Re

Good deal. Hope you aren't letting your writing go towards the back-burner. You're one of my favorites.

Speaking of which, I'm in the middle of Danielewski's The Familiar (the author of House of Leaves), and Clive Barker's new novel. Man...wish I could write like either of them :).

Anyway, it looks like the site is running smooth. I miss you guys. Tell the admins, other crats and peeps I said hello. I'll be popping in every now and then (I'll never not be a fan of amateur well-written spook-tales).

Cheers.

Mystreve (talk) 01:56, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

My whole story disapeared off my profile and i forgot to save the last edit with the hey im henry biz The DeathMau5 Team (talk) 02:00, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

All good. I'll be lurking around. Don't want user rights etc, but I can definitely help when help is needed. Thanks for sticking around, man. Glad you're a positive presence on our site :)
Mystreve (talk) 02:08, August 18, 2015 (UTC)
I really didn't navigate to it etc, but how is the WW going?
Writer's Lounge?
Are you admins still pushing new work to get to our front page? I really hope so. Why is that Clive Barker quote I put there (a million years ago) still on the front page? Not trying to be a dick, but keep our front page fresh. As a CPW viewer (and writer and former admin), I want to see that our page is up to date.
Meh. Just thoughts. :)
Mystreve (talk) 03:31, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Hi!

Hello! Thank you for all of  your  help involving Ouranyx Origin. I was wondering if I could post the story that is not his origin first, or would I have to  file a deletion repeal? Or would the deletion repeal only involve his failed origin story? Also, before I even think of turning them  into pastas, I am immediately putting them into the Writing Workshop, and all of your critique has been incredibly beneficial. 

Maximinus585 (talk) 03:48, August 18, 2015 (UTC)Maximinus585 

Thanks!

Oh! That makes sense! For the one that isn't the origin, I was thinking that the plot would be more of a psychological horror with barely any gore,  and its origin reflecting how and why he scared/attacked the other characters in the way that it did. I scrapped the lab creation theory since it is incredibly overused, and I went about it entirely wrong. 

Lounge

How have you been focusing on the writers you want to interview??? Ugh. Sorry...wish I was an eyeball still on this site.

Let me know if you need a hand (Travis, you know how to reach me). New talent needs to be honed in on. For fuck's sake, message me. New talent needs to be exposed.

Mystreve (talk) 04:14, August 18, 2015 (UTC)

Whoa
I'm sorry, Travis. Didn't mean to come off like that. At all. The Lounge was just a thing. That's all. Whether it continues etc, is for you guys and the users to keep going. I really am sorry if I came off like a D-Bag with what I said.
Mystreve (talk) 04:51, August 18, 2015 (UTC)


 Hey there!

I have noticed that many people are complaining about you deleting their stories.

[LATER EDIT- well there used to be, anyway]

Now before you think that I am one of those selfish people who care about nothing but their pastas and themselves, I would like to state that I fully support your actions.

Like most websites where the public can post whatever they want, this place needs to "take out the trash" (heh heh)

I understand that my pasta, 'Harissia', was not up to "quality standards"

As that is rather general, I would like to ask YOU where I went wrong with my pasta.

Although it may not seem like it, your feedback will be taken graciously and I will take note of your words to improve my future writing.

As for 'Harissia', it will be edited. When you tell me what was wrong with it, I will do all that is in my power to make that piece something great.

I understand that you are busy, but please take a few minutes of your time and tell me how to improve my writing skills for future works.

Yours truly,

CommunistEra (talk) 23:22, August 18, 2015 (UTC)CommunistEra 


[EVEN LATER EDIT- I am sorry for wasting your time. I really am.]

"denied"

I was just looking at the deletion appeal page and I just a saw long list of "denied". I guess you guys don't accept appeals very often, or do you? :p

Gabemcceldry (talk) 00:21, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

you are a jerk for deleting my hard working pasta for fans who enjoy this type of thrill.c—Preceding unsigned comment added by Thinker557 (talkcontribs).

Your a big fucking asshole, what's your job on here? to go around acting like a wiki security guard, like c'mon, wouldn't you have an Oscar by now, instead of bringing people down for your own sick fucking pleasure. ban me because I will report you for attacking me in a situation that has no point to it, but can be fixed. God you must be desperate to get bringing down people points on here, you fucking prick.

Buddy listen to me, Your the one taking your time to come to my page and start an argument over my better and far more creative work than yours. You also shouldn't have the power to be the first dickhead on my page explaining everything wrong with my work, so I suggest you grow up ,get a life, and leave me alone before I report you for the actions taken against my work. Next time you should mind your own important business and get someone above your Mr. elite position to ask me to inspect my work. Done —Preceding unsigned comment added by Thinker557 (talkcontribs).

Next time don't act so superior, and don't you dare threaten me.


Thanks for passing the appeal. I'll take your suggestions into consideration.

Gabemcceldry (talk) 04:21, August 19, 2015 (UTC)


Why was the "Radio signal near the house" story deleted? Was it because of the shadow people cliche or something like that?


Gabemcceldry (talk) 04:21, August 19, 2015 (UTC)

Regarding my work

Hola!

Well, I've fixed the problematic stuff in my piece as you instructed and I would like you to take a look at it once more. Tell me if there's anything else I should work on there and if I can have it un-deleted (the way the final product comes out, that is) 

I didn't post this on deletion appeal because I haven't seen any repeated requests there and I don't really know if it's alright to make such. 

Anyhow, here is the threat Angel's Nest 

I usually don't ask questions, but why was my story removed? I don't mean to sound rude or anything, if I did. I was just wondering.

TechSaur (talk) 03:18, August 21, 2015 (UTC)

My Avatar

When I logged in, my avatar was gone for some reason. I had to reupload it. Is this normal or was there something wrong with my avatar?

Gabemcceldry (talk) 18:12, August 21, 2015 (UTC)

For reference - no recent changes in avatar log until a minute before the message above was sent, though I've noticed that if staff/VSTF remove avatars it doesn't show up in the logs. « UnderScorre » 18:20, August 21, 2015 (UTC)

Hello, New here c:

Hi, I've belonged to Wikia for a few years. I just recently started an interest in editing. For here, The TES Wiki and CH Kong Wiki. I'm obviously not the best, and have much to learn. I understand this, and I am actually very willing to do so, and help out around the wiki. If there's anything you can give me to do, Just let me know. I'd actually much appreciate it! I'm usually on wikia everyday, on odd hours. So I'm available most of the times.

Thanks plenty! CiviclyYours (talk) 18:25, August 22, 2015 (UTC)

Just wanted to know why my pasta was deleted. I worked hard on it and you deleted it. Why?

XWhiteKnife (talk) 18:43, August 22, 2015 (UTC) Simon Von Bill

Thanks

Thanks, I'll try that out sometime.

Quick question have you ever tried out or even seen the crappypasta wiki? It doesn't look active anymore. I thought about posting some of my axed stories on there.

Gabemcceldry (talk) 03:53, August 23, 2015 (UTC)


I just broke the rules apparently. I added some categories when I wasn't supposed to, according to the rules. I tried editing them out but I didn't see a way to do that.


Nevermind I got it. My bad.

Gabemcceldry (talk) 18:38, August 23, 2015 (UTC)

Baylen117 (talk) 04:41, August 24, 2015 (UTC)do not delete my pasta again.Baylen117 (talk) 04:41, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

this was reuploaded and i do not care about your site rules and guidelines.

The Grieving

recently on TPWC, people have been talking about Amazing World of Gumball - The Grieving and how cliche it is/how it should be deleted. I agree with them, it's extremely cliche and relies on gore to be spooky, you should give it a read. SOMEGUY123 (talk) 06:16, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

"Unfinished" or ongoing?

I noticed a rule against "unfinished pastas." Yet I see plenty of Pastas listed as Chapter 1 (or Ch.1) implying that the pasta is just a part of an overall, possibly unfinished story.

Are clear chapters from ongoing stories allowed? Episodical serializations?

What qualifies as a chapter? What qualifies as an episode?

What exactly are the requirements to qualify a pasta as "finished?"

Kcwritersblock (talk) 10:24, August 24, 2015 (UTC) K/C

Addressed.

SoPretentious 11:18, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Community-corner

Hey, is it alright with you if I add something to MediaWiki:Community-corner about the new category rules concerning PokéMon, "Lost Episodes" and Theory? It's displayed at Special:WikiActivity (which is used by most Oasis users to see RC). Hopefully doing this would prevent users from violating these rules, since many won't have seen the update.

« UnderScorre » 14:06, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you!

I just wanted to say thanks for deleting that terrible pasta, "The Amazing World of Gumball- The Grieving". ~gives thumbs up~ Raidra (talk) 16:18, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Will do! There actually is one that comes to mind as far as possible removal is concerned- "Water World: No Escape". Someone brought it up on a thread, and here's my take on it after reading it- http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:465497#43. You mentioned reviewing stories too. Do drafts on the Writer's Workshop count? Earlier today I posted an updated draft on the WW. http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:450221 If you have the time, I'd appreciate you having a look, but if not, I understand. I promise to use my position as a potential questionable pasta reporter responsibly and not let it go to my head ("I have the power! Kneel before me! Say my name!!!" ;-)). Raidra (talk) 00:58, August 25, 2015 (UTC)

I understand completely on both counts. Thanks for responding! Raidra (talk) 14:01, August 25, 2015 (UTC)


Sorry,I didn't know what role playing is or that I was not supposed to make those kinds of comments. Sorry.

"It's usually pretty clear when a story is unfinished"

If it were clear, I wouldn't be asking.

Episodes can stand on their own, or build off each other to varying degrees. The conditions of independent story and supportive serialization are not mutually exclusive.

There a dozens of ritual pastas here that reference each other as part of a series, but can stand on their own.

There are entities/characters that make appearances in multiple pastas, adding to the previously "finished" story all the time.

There are plenty of pastas divided into stand alone chapters with out endings as of yet.

Where is the line drawn? What qualifies as a finished segment?

Example: Mr. protagonist walks up to creepy place. Creepy old lady warns him not to go in and tells a story.

Of course Mr. Protagonist listens to her story but decides to go in anyways. Now say I am in the middle of writing chapter 2, is this pasta of Mr. protagonist arriving, listening to her story, and choosing to go in anyways a complete enough segment to post as "chapter 1?"

Or do I have to have the old lady stab Mr. protagonist in the face at the end so I can send in someone else to the same place in a "completely independent" pasta?

What is weeks later, I realize that I could write a good pasta about the creepy old lady cooking and eating the dude afterwards?

Plenty of stories on here have recurring antagonists, but what about recurring protagonists?

Do either of any of these possibilities need an introduction written out when I post the next chapter? Or can I just link to the previous episode?

There is a lot of room for grey area here. It's not just cut and dry.

Kcwritersblock (talk) 09:17, August 25, 2015 (UTC) K/C

Hello, Camolot here.

I appologize for uploading an incomplete story page, in this case I Have the Second. I am wondering if you could send me the content of the page, as the idea of rewriting it from scratch is unnappealing to me. In fact, if you would allow the page up again, I will complete it before the day is done, or at least just copy-paste it and complete it on my computer.

Thank you,

- Camolot

Hey there. I was on youtube today when I stumbled across this. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDqkjGq6q4qOk1kQvJNcTOQ. I was scared by this. But, the reason I wanted to tell you this, is I want you to make this channel into a creepypasta. Now if there is one, give me the link. Angelstone2056 (talk) 01:11, August 26, 2015 (UTC)Angelstone2056

Category:Blackmetal

Would you delete this category? http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Blackmetal

SoPretentious 12:15, August 26, 2015 (UTC)

Monthly Pastas

How does the nominations work for the monthly creepypasta voting?

I can see that I can vote for the current nominations but how do stories get chosen into that group?

Gabemcceldry (talk) 02:42, August 27, 2015 (UTC)

Forum question

So I'm new to the Creepypasta forums, and I wanted to check with an Admin to make sure this was okay before I posted it so that I know I'm not violating any rules.

I'm a film student, and a local TV network in my area is hosting a Halloween scary short film contest.

http://blogs.kqed.org/filmschoolshorts/2015/08/25/share-your-scary-short-film-school-shorts-fright-fest/

Me and a couple of friends wanted to make a short film based on a Creepypasta, and I was wondering if it would be appropriate to ask other authors if any of them has written a story that they would be willing to let us use as the basis of a short film. If you would be okay with this, please let me know. Thank you for your time. AtenRising (talk) 17:08, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

Sock

This account is a sock account, per this message.

SoPretentious 17:22, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. It really helps for to explain this to me after my story was deleted rather than trying to save it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PixelatedDeath (talkcontribs).

Tis your fault actually because i did. I tried to look for mistakes and obviously i missed some i wont lie. The very fact that you'd rather delete a story than fix it is what makes me sickened by you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PixelatedDeath (talkcontribs).

Oh and i understand it was a "wall of txt" i didnt know that would be a issue, because as a wiki page you never told me the rules before i played the game. You just expected me to find them or know them already. The part that makes me angry was not that you deleted me for one of my problems but that someone tried to help fix it. Yet instead of trying to help me with my writing you simply went with the lazy solution and just deleted the story. Then after, you told me what was wrong with it rather than before. Makes sense, that you'd rather tell someone their problems after you deleted their story than before so they could fix them... —Preceding unsigned comment added by PixelatedDeath (talkcontribs).

I put pride in my work. I just think you look for faults rather than a good story and hey i dont blame you because thats probobly your job. I just think to make a good page of amazing stories. It's the stupid path to go down. —Preceding unsigned comment added by PixelatedDeath (talkcontribs).

Laughing Jack's Author Wants To Talk With You

SnuffBomb came onto the Trollpasta wiki chat wanting to speak with a CPW admin about Laughing Jack's deletion. He says that he's currently holding his fans back, but he wants to get the pastas back on the site. Snuff said that his skype is snuffbomb or flak116. So I'm assuming you could either leave a message there or somewhere on his talk page. I recommend you adress this quick, because the shitposting on trollpasta really pissed him off. Thanks.

The Damn Batman (talk) 23:02, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

"resolved"

Just curious, why did you delete my comment back there? By the way, feel free to talk to me on TPWC, I'll be on there. LOLSKELETONS (talk) 01:20, August 29, 2015 (UTC)


I have read your article about why my story might of been deleted and I have also re-read through my story only to realize that it was perfectly fine. none of the things in your article matched up so I was wondering if you would be so kind as to explain why you deleted. Also If you think it was un finished it was only a short story. --IrisCorner (talk) 14:23, August 29, 2015 (UTC)Iris

Addressed. Jay Ten (talk) 14:41, August 29, 2015 (UTC)

Re: A Winner is You

Alright, I'll be sure to do that.

SoPretentious 14:59, August 29, 2015 (UTC)

I am slightly confused as to why my pasta got deleted. Please offer me insight. Thank you

DuckyDan321 (talk) 00:17, August 30, 2015 (UTC)DuckyDan321

Two questions: (maybe more)

What are the five categories that have the least pages? (No blacklisted subject categories)

What little bird told you to delete LJ and its origin? (I am no fan of it, but it probably started some major outrage in the fans section. Bigger than any World War, I suppose.)

If 9 + 10 = 21, then I'm the president of U.S.A. 04:50, August 30, 2015 (UTC)

Well...which categories do you think needs more love?

If 9 + 10 = 21, then I'm the president of U.S.A. 05:04, August 30, 2015 (UTC)

how on earth did this not meet your standards

seriously you couldnt have even read all of it! It was grand it terms of spelling and grmmar i checked so many time and punctuation was fine. The story quality wasnt that bad like I'm no one to boast but it was okay atleast. i didnt add any categories yet but was about to if thats it

Masterire (talk) 23:33, August 30, 2015 (UTC)

Can you answer please? I'd love to fix whatever is wrong with it but I kinda have to KNOW first.

Masterire (talk) 23:45, August 30, 2015 (UTC)

So mu h of the random senseless things as you saya re how people precieve hallucinations, shes been acting weird for a few months as referncef by her friend, shes paranoid her friend is trying to aggitate her, shes shown to be high functioning, she hears stuff thats not there, a voice behind her that shes convinced belongs to a person yet she can't see them, the ahllucinations dont make sense because thats how people experiance them sometimes, its written from her point of view! the hidden thing is shes a paranoid schitzophrenic and the point is its weird for some people but those with sufficiant knowlege will eb able to explain the sotry in aheartbeat that the point and it looks like it worked
Masterire (talk) 23:55, August 30, 2015 (UTC)
So far I've removed the cliche blood writing but and im fixing the miss capitalizations
Masterire (talk) 00:06, August 31, 2015 (UTC)
I've clearly referenced her friends think she may be seeing stuff and her uncle jim has been to a mental hospital for such stuff in the revised version. Tha ks i think you may have helped me improve it
Masterire (talk) 00:14, August 31, 2015 (UTC)

Marked for Review Category and Genre Listing

You haven't heard from me in a while! Anyways, I'd just like to point out something that doesn't really make sense at all, and I think you can fix it.

While I was browsing through the genre listing, I found this as part of the rules:

All Site Administration categories (excluding Marked for Review and Delete Now) can only be added or removed by administrators. Meaning they are ADMIN-ONLY.

While it does say that the Marked for Review category can be removed by regular users in parenthesis, the category says that it can only be removed by administrators. And I do understand that it says it can be added and removed, but why not a little sub-note saying that "The Marked for Review category can be added by non-admins, but it can only be removed by administrators."

Just thought to point that out, since it doesn't make sense that the rules say that it can be removed by non-admins, while the category says not. Anyways, toodle-loo! Do you hear that? That's the grape roaring 01:01, September 1, 2015 (UTC)

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