You're ranked #3 in this Wiki so I have high hopes that you'll be up for an online multiplayer Co-op game in Bug Heroes 2.
On a side note we also seem to have a few shared interests, such as freelance writing, martial arts, a love for acting (improv here) and I LOVE watching freerunner videos and playing such games.
Anyways, I've been playing for about 2 weeks and have 2 level 20 heroes and 3 level 2 scrolls plus Toy Robot unlocked. The rest of my heroes are about level 5-12 with Toy Robot and Pillbug being level 20s. Whether you need to reinstall the game and start from scratch, or have unlocked everything, we can form a good team. I'd be happy to try 1 vs 1 too, but Co-Op is what excites me the most :) My time zone is GMT+1. You can message me here or email me at att.beres)at)gmail.com if you'd like to give it a go.
Please let me know if you'd like to play and have a great day!
Yeah. Thanks for fixing the main page. Not sure what went wrong. Tried to add one little tidbit and the whole thing collapsed. I tried to go back on the original code in SourceEditor like seven times, to no avail.
Sorry for more bad news. There also seems to be a "bug" (no pun intended) on many of the heroes' pages (such as Roach, Ladybug, etc.) that replaces the special ability stats with code mumbo jumbo: href/40/=;60/70/80href##=, like that. Any advice on how to eradicate it?
Yeah, the Wikia codebase can be truly illogical sometimes. You know, the way a system built on logic and maths and exact code should NEVER be ;) I usually go back to a proper page, go into the classic editor, and then just copy ALL the code and paste it into the classic editor of the latest iteration of the page :)
I don't know what caused the hero ability chaos (seems like someone inserted some truly bad code into the editor), but I've fixed it on Roach and Ladybug again. Let's see if it sticks this time :) Seen it anywhere else?
The BH2 thread over at TouchArcade suddenly flared into life the other day. Perhaps there is some hope for a small but dedicated player base for this game yet...
Is it possible to make a News Feed section on the front page where we post about new wiki rules (about what to or not to post, do, or new stuff that we restrict) and/or the latest updates and what it bring us?
I've been roaming a bit around the wiki, and so far I've seen people making Hero pages like their personal page, writing about their experiences and the stages they've reached a certain stage and saying "if you know how to finish this stage with this hero please tell me" on otherwise supposed to be prim, proper and descriptive pages. Not that I think it's detrimental, but it just ticks me off, people treating an imformative page as their personal diary or something. Just thought I'd let you know.
Yeah, this trend has been apparent since the early days of the wiki. In order to stem it, I even posted a paragraph on this particular topic on the main talk page, but it didn't seem to have much effect. I'll make a forum post of it (since that generates a notification(, but short of personally editing all these pages, I'm not sure what else to do about this glaring example of unprofessional editing ;)
Isn't there some sort of setting that prevents contributors from editing? I've seen it before, only people woth accounts can contribute. The problem is that these "unprofessional writers" usually use their anonymity to just whizz around the wiki and we can't catch 'em. To all those WITH accounts, we can just tell them to improve their writing next time.
There is, but activating it is not entirely unproblematic. It goes against the general principle of Wikia wikis, and makes the wiki less accessible for quick edits and for those who wish to remain anonymous for non-related reasons. For this reason, Wikia doesn't generally allow this level of limitation on editing. It is against their policy and the user license agreed upon when creating the wiki, and is counter to the reason why they created a service that allows users to host wikis in the first place (the intention is a giant, multi-faceted and segmented knowledge database with absolutely no limitations on access).
For that reason, universally limiting edit access requires that I contact the Wikia staff and request this particular level of protection, and justify this decision. I can give it a shot, but I doubt it will be approved.
There is an alternative: all pages have protection levels which can be changed by admins. By changing the protection setting to "Block new and unregistered users", we can effectively institute a page-specific block that protects heavily and sloppily edited pages. Just holler at an admin when you come across one of these hero pages, and we'll throw up a roadblock to unprofessional editing ;)
Of course ya do! That's the beauty of wikis. Unles the page is protected, edit away, and if another user do not like your improvements, they can bring this up via the talk page, revert your edits with the history feature, etc.
I've seen people do that in other wikis, and I fear it's gonna start an edit war / vandalism spree, and some users don't know/want to use the talk page. Plus, I'm a very respectful person and it's not in my nature to wreck stuff for other people.
Nothing to do with disrespect :) It is standard practice for this media. The original writers will thank you for improving upon their work and making the page in question more useful for readers (if the changes are indeed perceived as improvements)!
But sure thang, if you are uncomfortable impementing the changes yourself, suggest changes to me, and I'll take the heat ;)
I actually created a few principles and wrote them down on the main Talk page, plus created a simple suggested format for heroes with the first few heroes I edited. Didn't seem to stick, though. But perhaps we can go back and improve upon that model.
I mean I got the picture ready ( not sure if it will work or be good enough , I'm gonna put the picture in my profile ( not avatar ) ) , but I don't know how ...
Right now , it seems that the only pages that seems to have the requirements of "finished" are few , so I'm not really worried about the status of this wiki , just thinking of adding a little more aesthetics to this wiki , like adding backgrounds and stuff , cuz this background is a little bit too plain , but I'm like one of the noobiest guy in terms of editing
For the logo to truly blend into the page in a professional manner, the logo needs to be isolated (all pixels around the actual log removed). Is this something you've any experience in? :) (Not a very difficult process, but one I don't have the time for currently.)
All you need is any picture editor which allows editing of individual pixels (which the vast majority of editors do). Clean the area around the logo in broad sweeps with the eraser, then zoom in and delete pixel by pixel, until only the logo graphics remain.
I accidentaly created a page with the wrong name, made a new one with the right name, not realizing I could have just renamed the old, so now I have no use for the old page. It is called TD Campaign Yard, please get rid of it, this is kind of embarrasing.
Question, what are the benefits of being an admin, and how can I become one for this wiki? I enjoy Bug Heroes 2 and its wiki very much, and was wondering if becoming an administrator would help me further this knowledgebase
Hey, I'm AphidSenseiRage. I'm one of the admins along with ElementalChaos and Ayjona, though Ayjona is the founder and the "lead " admin. Work hard, contribute much, and don't be negative and I'm sure Ayjona will reward you. So get to work. Check out the Most Wanted page to see which heroes need edits and hero descriptions. I don't really know if admins get any special privileges, but other users usually respect and appreciate their advice generally because of their status. The also lead many of the projects. Check out the Best of the Bugs, my own creation, and feel free to post concerns or opinions.
Aphid pretty much sums it up perfectly :) Here's a small addition: Bugheroes2_Wiki:Administrators explains the (rather few) special privilegies and abilities of admins. (On a wiki where lots of pages are protected and locked, and thus only editable by admins and bureaucrats, the admin role expands and assumes much greater importance. On the BH2 wiki, ony the front page is protected, and only against edits by brand new and unregistered users, and as thus you can do pretty much what you want in terms of creation and editing :) )
As the master of the Most Wanted page, Aphid probably knows better than any of us just what needs doing on the wiki. Start out there, or with a guide of yer own, and the wiki will soon do justice to the amazing game it is dedicated to :)
I've put Appleflame in charge of reworking my page, but he's stuck at a hotel with bad Wi-Fi. TrueDarkNecros and Dying duck seem to be on board as well. Can we get any help from you? Appleflame has some good ideas. Check with him.