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Welcome to PathfinderWiki! We hope you will contribute as much as you are able and that you find the community welcoming and helpful. If you have any questions, please read our help pages, visit the forums, or contact an administrator. Again, welcome and have fun! — Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 17:38, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Community Use Policy and Images

Hiya, Sarrick! Welcome to the project. I noticed you've been putting up some images, and I'm not sure whether they're legally available to us. PathfinderWiki operates under Paizo's Community Use Policy which grants us a lot of liberties when it comes to Paizo's IP. We can legally use artwork released as part of the Community Use Package (logos, holy symbols, maps, national emblems, etc.) and on the Paizo blog, but not anything taken directly out of a PDF without being released in one of those two venues. When uploading images, please use the web parameter in {{File}} to indicate where the image was found online that opens it up to use on the wiki. If you have any questions about this or any other wiki policy, please don't hesitate to ask.—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 19:11, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Re: Season 2 and 3 Metaplot

I've responded to your question on my talk page. Hope it answers all your questions. —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 03:05, 11 April 2013 (MSK)

Great edits

Sarrick - just wanted to drop by and say thanks for jumping in and making some great articles and edits! I did see one thing that may help you save your time - books like The Wardstone Patrol don't need to have the author category explicitly added if the book template parameter of author1 is filled out. If it is, the category is automagically applied to the page. Hopefully my description makes sense. --FoiledAgain (talk) 03:08, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

I shall also pop by to say hello add my appreciation for really getting stuck in. I also noticed you were struggling a bit with categories; you are not the first. Here is a link to a very useful help page that discusses how to set up many of the most common types of category page:

Help:Creating category pages

It allows cut and paste. cheers --Fleanetha (talk) 09:54, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Season 5 tiers

Hi, I just wondered where you got the tier information from for the last few scenarios in the Season 5 summary? I haven't found anywhere giving this information officially, but knowing it is definitely correct would help with my planning. --Paz (talk) 21:50, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Hey there Paz, to answer your question, this information hasn't been officially announced anywhere, I have had to put it together as I find the information. The names have been announced through a blog post by John Compton a few weeks ago and he hinted at the level ranges but didn't go right out and give them away. As of the level ranges, I found them in the PaizoCon forums on Paizo's website. People have been sharing their schedules and have been providing the level ranges and the number of the scenario they are running. If you take that piece and then combine that with John's information, you have the scenario number, name, and level range. However, they are not official and could change during development, but those are the most up-to-date. Hope that helps!--Sarrick (talk) 14:30, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


Pathfinder Battles templates

I see you've begun adding info on Pathfinder Battles. You may want to hold off on their individual product pages for now, however, as I intend to make some new templates to accommodate the addition of this new content (including a replacement for {{Book}} that better serves the needs of the miniatures format, and a gallery to display all the minis in a given set, indicating rarity and linking to the article on the mini's subject.) In the meantime, you may consider uploading the images from paizo.com of each mini (likely just the front view; we don't really need both the front and back shots of these for the wiki's purposes) and establish a consistent and simple naming convention for those files. Then once I get the gallery template done, we can tackle putting the images into each product page. Of course, you can also continue doing what you're doing, and I'll just put the new templates in over your chassis, but I didn't know if you'd rather work on them after the templates are done. —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 18:40, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Ya man, that works for me. I believe, though could be wrong, that there is a website that tracks all of the individual miniatures in a set and has them all listed with pictures of them. What pictures I can't find off of the Paizo Website, do you mind if grab the remaining from that website, referencing the website, of course. Or do you want me to only grab pictures from the Paizo website?
A naming convention I was thinking of was: PFBattles(SetName)(Rarity)(Size)(NameOfMiniature) so using my example, the Clockwork Reliquary from the Shattered Star set would be: PFBattles_Shattered Star_R_Large_Clockwork_Reliquary. How does that sound or do you prefer a different naming standard?--Sarrick (talk) 18:33, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
You'll need to get permission from that site's owner to use his images. Either way, any image you get anywhere should be credited to the source using {{File}} on its file page and have the appropriate license template indicating how the wiki has permission to use it. Anything from Paizo.com is covered under either Fair Use or the CUP. As for naming conventions, I'd rather go with something simple like File:Clockwork_Reliquary_PBmini.jpg This will keep them organized alphabetically in their respective categories, which would be a less cumbersome method of including the rest of that information (set, rarity, size). If the file names have PBattles or something else at the beginning, they all get autosorted under P, which means we have to manually add in a DEFAULTSORT designator for each image. Finally, the simpler the file names, the easier it will be for editors to place them in articles without getting the set, size, or rarity wrong when trying to just include an image. Anyway, that's my suggestion. — Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 19:55, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Ahh ok, I just took a gander at Paizo's website and there are images for every miniature in each set, so i'll just upload those using your suggested naming convention, it makes more sense than mine did. That way, I won't have to reach out to that external website to ask permission. I'll upload the promotional figures, but it will probably be after I get done uploading the singles. Let me know if you have any other ideas for getting the Pathfinder Battles page up to par.--Sarrick (talk) 20:08, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Uploading new versions of old images

I noticed several recent uploads you did of product covers and wanted to thank you for helping us stay up to date on those. One note, however, regards using the PZO numbers as file names. In general, we don't do that, as it makes it harder for someone to just add an image to a page, because they have to figure out what the PZO number is for the product. Rather, we use the book's title as the file name. When we already have a placeholder image using that name, instead of uploading an entirely new file, simply use the "Upload a new versions of this file" link at the bottom of the existing file's page. This means you don't have to go edit all callouts for the placeholder into links to the new image, as the new on will simply supersede the old one on the wiki. The old one remains archived in the file history so that we can always revert or refer back to it should we need to. Let me know if there are any questions about that, and thanks again for taking the initiative to put up final product covers.—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 21:07, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Not a problem, I'm glad to be a part of a fun team working on keeping up with all of the canon lore out there. :) Sorry about upload errors, thanks for letting me know the right way on uploading those. I'll make sure to follow your suggestions to make it easier when a file needs to be replaced or added. I've been keeping an eye out on the "Recent Changes" page to see how I can make my initial additions/changes better so you or the other admins don't have to come behind me and clean it up.--Sarrick (talk) 13:13, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Sourcebooks portal

I spent a few hours tonight seeing what I could do with the main body of the sourcebooks portal. See what I came up with in my sandbox. I think we should rename the portal from sourcebooks to Adventures and Rulebooks or even further split it into Portal:Adventures (to cover APs, Modules, and Pathfinder Society Scenarios) and Portal:Rulebooks (to cover other rulebooks). Then we can do a Portal:Adventure Card Game and Portal:Accessories down the road. This will make each one focused, and allow users to go directly to what they're looking for. Anyway, before I get ahead of myself in that regard, I wanted to see what you thought of this format. Once we nail it down, we can divide and conquer, each loading in a different product line. —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 07:24, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

One word...Epic!! That's a good, solid mix of both of our ideas. It shows the most recent AP's, a small blurb about what an AP is, and what the most current one is, and then lists all of the APs in case someone wants to look up the other ones. I agree with your idea of splitting the Portals into smaller ones. Portal: Adventures with three chunks (Adventure Paths at the top, Modules in the middle, Scenarios at the bottom [Though we'll have to use the previous months cover art for the scenarios]), Portal: Rulebooks, Portal: ACG, and Portal: Accessories (To include Minis, Terrain, Legends, and anything else Paizo comes out with). Do you want me to finish up the adventure one in your sandbox and then we can work on making the different, smaller portals? --Sarrick (talk) 14:42, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Brilliant Work

Sarrick - Over a 1,000 very useful edits to our wiki - bravo and well done. Really useful work you are doing improving the look and feel of the wiki as well as adding data and keeping us up to date. I want to call out my appreciation - thank you. --Fleanetha (talk) 17:37, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank ya sir, I appreciate it! I agree with everyone's vision to make this wiki as useful as possible and it can't be done without keeping it updated with Paizo's releases. I keep up with the Pathfinder Society side more than I do the other releases, so that's why most of my edits on that side of Pathfinder.--Sarrick (talk) 16:40, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Add to your to-do list:

Eliminate the red link for Nathan King. ;-) —Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 02:55, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

✔ All done! Thanks for the reminder! --Sarrick (talk) 13:37, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Email

Hey Sarrick... I've sent you an email through the wiki's email interface. If you haven't received anything, please have a look in your spam folder. If there's nothing there, please email me (check my user page for the address. —Aeakett (talk) 22:52, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Featured article

Hey Sarrick, thanks for pitching in and covering my long weekend forgetfulness. I'll take it from here and do up some "did you know"s —Aeakett (talk) 17:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Hey, no problem, I was changing over to the August releases for all of the Pathfinder products and I noticed that those links were red. I have no idea how you determine what gets picked for the Featured Articles so I just picked a random page that had a picture and didn't have any red links. Hope it works for this week. What's a backup for anyway? ;) --Sarrick (talk) 17:34, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: Adventure Card Game Portal

Please add playmats, card sleeves, etc. each associated AP. We'll also want to add them to the associated AP page in the PACG section, along with a link to the promo card list for the AP (see below), and a pic of one of the cards available in that set.

I'd eliminate the Promo section entirely. As we add more and more promos over time, we're going to end up with a huge list, so I suggest we make and 1 promo page per AP—in the case of Rise of the Runelords, it'd basically be the existing Promo cards page minus Ranzak. List each AP's promo list within the AP product listing in the AP section. Additionally, we technically can't use scans other people have posted on the internet of cards that haven't been previewed by Paizo. They're not covered under the CUP, and Fair Use on them is a gray area. This also means can't consistently use the previous/current/next slider for promos. They'll be included along with each specific AP or other method of gaining them.

The Organized Play section will likely grow significantly as scenarios are released, but we should use the OP logo instead of the generic PACG logo. I'll see about getting a transparent png of that added to the community use package.

That's about it for now. I will see if I can find some time to implement some of these changes or tweak the portal this weekend. In the meantime, can you work on setting up card lists and card pages for the different sets based on the example I did (Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck). I'll work on the portal and getting examples of each card type made for duplication.—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 21:23, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

One second thought, don't break the Promo cards page into individual APs. I'll add anchor links to the table so they can be linked to directly with sub article links.—Paizo Publishing, LLC.png Yoda8myhead (talk) 21:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Release dates

The product page for The Daughters of Fury says January 2015, and the release schedule doesn't go that far out. Is there another place to find release dates? --Oznogon (talk) 18:53, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

I changed it to January, but usually Paizo modules come out every quarter roughly around March for the spring module so I went ahead and changed it, more as a forward looking statement than anything else. As for the other products that I've put up, Paizo has announced them in their 2014-2015 Product Catalog that you can download from their web store. Their web team usually has a lot on their plate and usually lags behind a bit in getting all of the information out for those products.--Sarrick (talk) 20:48, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Unannounced PFS scenarios

Please check out Talk:Year of the Serpent and Forum:Guidelines on PFS scenarios. -Oznogon (talk) 19:23, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Template:Pathfinder Society Season (deletion)

Sarrick, in January 2019, we deleted this unused template at Template:Pathfinder Society Season but here is the code that was there in case you want to pick up that work again some day:

Template

{{Pathfinder Society Season
| image     = 
| website   = 
| title     = 
| Year in Play  = 
| follows   = 
| precedes  = 
| gallery   = 
}}