aka Tankingmage

1,972 Edits since joining this wiki
February 1, 2013
  • I live in Australia
  • My occupation is Mage
  • I am done with your Horde, may this Death God take you all...

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Hey Tankingmage, welcome to WoWWiki! Thanks for updating the status of those NPCs. If you have any questions feel free to leave a message on my talk page. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 16:46, February 8, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Dude!

Thanks for the welcome! I'll bear that in mind! See you round! —This unsigned comment is by Tankingmage (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Definitely PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 01:45, February 9, 2013 (UTC)

WoW Pro Lore videos

Are you affiliated with WoW-Pro? --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 15 Apr 2013 5:15 PM Pacific

Hey Fandyllic, I am not, and I hadn't heard of it until you said, do you think I should modify it a little as to avoid confusion? And it is (WoW) Pro Lore, not (WoW-Pro) Lore, thanks for the feedback Tankingmage (talk) 11:58, April 18, 2013 (UTC)
Modifying the info to be most specific would be good.

Sure :) I'm open to suggestions Tankingmage (talk) 23:52, May 9, 2013 (UTC)


I recommend using Source mode of the editor, if you aren't already.

To link to High Sorcerer Andromath you would use wikitext code:

[[High Sorcerer Andromath]]

To change the link text shown to something like "Andromath", but link to High Sorcerer Andromath page use wikitext code:

[[High Sorcerer Andromath|Andromath]]Andromath

You can see a quickref for wikitext code at Help:Wikitext or Help:More Wikitext. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 9 May 2013 3:11 PM Pacific

Thanks a bunch dude :) I'll get round to that :D Tankingmage (talk) 23:53, May 9, 2013 (UTC)


Try editing your profile. That should make it not appear as red any longer. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 03:57, May 10, 2013 (UTC)

I did it :) Thanks! Tankingmage (talk) 10:23, May 10, 2013 (UTC)


Since you've started here, you've done some great work and tend to hit quite a few pages. We can always use people to curtail vandalism and act as patrollers. This is also the first step for anyone wishing to become an eventual admin. If you're interested, leave me a message Smiley Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:33, May 16, 2013 (UTC)

Added you to the list - you should also see a nice tag next to your name on your profile page. Welcome to the team! Looking forward to more great vids Smiley Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:41, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

Darkspear Rebellion

Good work. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 18 May 2013 7:49 AM Pacific

Colours of quote text

Without specific examples of what you're seeing, most likely these quotes are using the template {{text}}. See the documentation for its use. However, I often just use basic HTML and CSS, i.e. <span style="color:red;">Some red text</span>Some red text --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 23 May 2013 10:24 AM Pacific

Thanks Fandyllic, so is it ok to do the colourful colours? Do you do normal text because it's more efficient time wise?Tankingmage (talk) 11:46, May 24, 2013 (UTC)


Hey Tankingmage, thanks! He is a Blood elf frost Death knight. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 23:08, May 30, 2013 (UTC)

Congrats on making Patroller by the way!PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 23:09, May 30, 2013 (UTC)
Cool, I used to play a Blood Elf Death Knight on EU, Blood, back in Wrath of the Lich King, until I moved to US, and thanks :)Tankingmage (talk) 00:27, June 1, 2013 (UTC)

Wow Pro Lore Lethargy of the Orcs

Hey, I noticed you had the same video duplicated for different pages Tongueout, so I took the liberty of linking them all to Wow Pro Lore Lethargy of the Orcs-0. I hope that's fine with you, and with your permission I'd like to delete the duplicated videos. Thanks for adding it by the way, it's great to have so many new videos for pages! PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 22:43, May 31, 2013 (UTC)

Oh thanks a bunch :P How do you do that? :) Still learning :L and yep sure, no problem, thankyou :) Tankingmage (talk) 00:21, June 1, 2013 (UTC)
I just went in and edited each video link to the same video, I'm not sure how to do it when you upload on multiple places, without just manually going back and changing them. PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 00:48, June 1, 2013 (UTC)
Ok thanks Macrophager :), Selama Ashal'anore!Tankingmage (talk) 01:12, June 1, 2013 (UTC)


Always good to ask Smiley Anytime there's spam like that we go ahead and delete it. If it ends up being from a user where that is their only edit, we also tend to ban them indefinitely. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:03, June 3, 2013 (UTC)


Wowpedia was created when Wikia screwed up royally by re-designing a globally imposed wiki skin without really accommodating the wishes of many wiki admins including WoWWiki. Instead of trying to work with the admins they basically said, "if you don't like it, leave." So many did. I mostly boycotted Wikia for awhile (6 or 9 months, I forget how long exactly) and WoWWiki was in bad shape soon after most of the WoWWiki admins made a copy of WoWWiki's database according to CC-by-SA and started Wowpedia based on that data. It largely happened also because Curse offered to host the wiki for free. I worked on Wowpedia and not WoWWiki early on after coming back from my boycott of Wikia, but I also worked on other Wikia wikis at the same time (like Templates and Logo Creation).

I didn't get along great with all the Wowpedia admins (even before they left for WoWWiki) and Wikia had learned from some of their mistakes. I also got to know Raylan13 who Wikia initially hired as a contractor to keep WoWWiki from falling completely into ruin. So, as I said I was still working on non-WoWWiki Wikia wikis, so I started checking in on WoWWiki from time to time and got to talking with Raylan13. Throughout this time I also took about a 6 month break from WoW (during Wrath). So when I got back into WoW I decided to see how WoWWiki was going and it wasn't good. Since I wasn't doing that much on Wowpedia by that time I started working again on WoWWiki instead.

I had plenty of disagreements with Wikia during this period and still we don't really see eye to eye, but Raylan13 turned out to be a really good person, so I decided to work on WoWWiki primarily to support him and give Wowpedia some much needed competition.

At least that's how I recall it. The order and timing might be slightly off, but that's the nutshell. I have probably answered this question half a dozen times, but I keep forgetting where I answered it.

Wowpedia is not really more popular than WoWWiki, but they do have a larger group of dedicated editors and admins. So, alot of their pages are better than WoWWiki. However, you got to remember about 80%+ of their content was basically stolen to start out with, so I would say on average Wowpedia and WoWWiki are comparable enough that you can't say one is definitely better tan the other. Most of WoWWiki's problems have been related to Wikia's mistakes. So, if they stop making them, WoWWiki may someday recover to it's former glory.

In all honestly, unless Wikia puts alot more effort into compensating for the huge mistake they made that led to the forming of Wowpedia, I expect Wowpedia to eventually kill WoWWiki. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5 Jun 2013 1:48 PM Pacific

Ok, I prefer WoWWiki, for many reasons, and the way I see it WoWWiki looks a lot better for any article that isn't pertaining to Mists of Pandaria. But hopefully as my channel grows on youtube I'll be able to get a few more avid editors... Selama Ashal'anore! SmileyTankingmage (talk) 22:58, June 5, 2013 (UTC)
WoWWiki has the Macrophager, which already makes it more awesome! Tongueout PacmanNomNomNom Macrophager (talk) 00:03, June 6, 2013 (UTC)


Seeing as how you've done a ton of lore-related videos, would you be comfortable with the lore expert badge for the site? People may end up coming to you with questions if they see the badge, so I wanted to make sure. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:58, June 7, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Raylan Smiley Sounds good thanks!Tankingmage (talk) 16:32, June 8, 2013 (UTC)

Done! You can move the badge wherever you'd like on your page - I've placed it at the bottom. I believe we have a title associated with it for your profile; I'm working remotely, so have to implement that later if Fandyllic doesn't get to it first Smiley Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 17:41, June 8, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Raylan, thanks very much SmileyTankingmage (talk) 10:19, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

Using current profile picture

To use it like a regular image, I think you have to upload it again with Special:Upload. The profile pic stuff is Wikia specific and doesn't hook into the regular wiki image stuff. --Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 24 Jun 2013 12:20 PM Pacific

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