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    "Qostiid sahlo aak. ("Prophecy is a weak guide.") Just because you can do a thing, does not always mean you should."
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    Paar 20

    Hi all, Atvelonis here. First update of the new year, wooo! We've been doing these every single weekend for coming on two years now (it will have been two years by late February). Time flies. Anyway, there's a fair bit to talk about this week, so let's get to it!

    TES news

    • As reported by PC Gamer, it seems that datamining has given us some information on the island of Vvardenfell as it may appear in The Elder Scrolls Online. This may be a hint from ZeniMax that Vvardenfell is an upcoming region for either a DLC or a future update for the game. You can read the original reddit post on this topic here.
    • As of last week, you can now play the Homestead update for Online on the Public Test Server. You can read the patch notes for this update here.
    • ZeniMax has also released the Crown Store showcase for January 4th, which includes, "...Redguard costumes from the 'Tailored in Tamriel' series, a lot of classy hair styles, and an adorable new pet." You can read about this more here.

    Wiki news

    Mzithumz Wayshrine

    Mzithumz WayshrineCarloV3r – 1/7/17

    • As I'm sure some of you have already noticed, we finally reached 50,000 articles! The 50,000th page is Trilf, created by CarloV3r. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get us to where we are today.
    • I've reformatted the Member of the Month page to include a prettier table, as well as the Year, Date Nominated, and Nominator sections. Let me know if you have any feedback regarding the formatting of this page and I'll take it into consideration.

    Moot

    We had a short moot this time around. We decided to begin using the {{Clr}} template in {{Zenbook}} to prevent the latter template from being stretched, and we spoke about various ways to approach behavioral issues from users on the Discussions. However, the main focus of this week's moot was the MOTM system.

    It was suggested that we restart the Member of the Month award, which was created as a way to honor incredibly helpful users for their work on the wiki. The award was stopped in late 2015 due to a lack of candidates, but as there is some interest in starting it up again, I figured I should ask the opinion of the community.

    It has also occurred to me that Carlo, our newest administrator, would be ineligible to receive the award under the current guidelines, which disallow administrators from being nominated. As the award was retired while he was a regular user, he never had a chance to get it.

    So, in addition to bringing MOTM back, do you think we should scrap the rule barring administrators from getting it? It was suggested at the moot that we keep the rule how it is, but simply make an exception for Carlo (similar to the prerequisites for admin, which allow for a certain degree of lenience if the user excels in other categories). All other rules would still apply, so users cannot be nominated twice, need a certain number of contributions, and so on. Give your two cents below, please.

    Do you think we should revive the Member of the Month award?
     
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    The poll was created at 00:20 on 2017 January 8, and so far 27 people voted.

    That's about all I have for this week, folks. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and as always, happy editing! ―Atvelonis (talk) 00:15, January 8, 2017 (UTC)

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    • I polled no for MOTM. We should not be playing favourites. But this wiki does need more admins...

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    • I'm leaning towards reviving MOTM myself, and I would certainly like to nominate Carlo for it. I would be fine with changing the rule or just making an exception for Carlo. The prerequisites for administrator actually say that you're allowed to apply even if you're missing one of the prerequisites; I would be happy with a similar system for Member of the Month.

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    • Can you still apply even if you're missing all of the prerequisites.

      I've always wanted to be an administrator for the Skyrim wiki. I can hear the wiki calling to me.

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    • Purrington wrote: Can you still apply even if you're missing all of the prerequisites.

      No, it is specific in saying that you can only be missing one. As such, you need to be meeting at least 5/6 of the given prerequisites in order to apply.

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    • I thought that you'd had noticed the 50k pages haha.

      And yeah, admins should be allowed to have MOTM, I see no reason why not. Though imo, it shouldn't be normally since Admins are Admins partially because of their large contributions.

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    • And yeah, admins should be allowed to have MOTM, I see no reason why not. Though imo, it shouldn't be normally since Admins are Admins partially because of their large contributions.

      The same statement was made in the moot today, actually. That people shouldn't be nominated just for doing the role they applied for, but they have to earn it past what they're already doing seems to be the fairest option.

      Oh and Purrington, I used to feel the same way. You can always settle down and just be a plain old user, there's no shame in that. Although to try for something better than what you already have sounds like a pretty good goal, and if you have what it takes to try to reach that goal it should be interesting to watch you climb.

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    • Damn that datamined Vvardenfell map looks good. Hope it's the next ESO expansion.

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    • Draevan13 wrote: Damn that datamined Vvardenfell map looks good. Hope it's the next ESO expansion.

      Maybe it's one of the projects Hines spoke about in that post you made.

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    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote:

      Draevan13 wrote: Damn that datamined Vvardenfell map looks good. Hope it's the next ESO expansion.

      Maybe it's one of the projects Hines spoke about in that post you made.

      Could be. Maybe Bethesda is making the Vvardenfell expansion for ZOS for Morrowind's 15th anniversary this year.

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    • Draevan13 wrote: Could be. Maybe Bethesda is making the Vvardenfell expansion for ZOS for Morrowind's 15th anniversary this year.

      That'd be a pretty nice touch. Though, wasn't Vvardenfell reserved for the Temple prior to Tiber Septim? Or did I miss something?

      If I didn't, I'm curious as to what explanation ESO will give for other factions on Vvardenfell.

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    • That Vvaderfell expansion better be included in the Gold Edition. I don't want to buy another DLC XD

      I also voted to implement MOTM and allow admins to get it. I never really liked that rule, though it should be decently hard for an admin to receive it.

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    • We should largely vote for MOTM based on their contributions the previous month. Otherwise it just becomes a case of "give it to a prolific editor who hasn't got it yet".

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    • I'm not sure the "no" votes are counting correctly. As of yesterday, both Purrington and I had voted "no" and it showed zero votes, now it only shows one.

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    • 50TH Thousand page ? Da fuck ? Did we not hit 40k a week ago or two mabye ? x) Also, i've always found silly that admins cannot be nominated for MOTM. This is most likely why this project died out anyway. I think, like Bronkiin said, it should be given to the user based ont his last month's contribution or something like that. Adding a limit of time betwwen each nomination might be an idea like, an user cannot be a MOTM twice inside of 5 months....Anyway good job to all of y'all !

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