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Wurttemburg[edit]

Added this to Wurttemburg: One unique perk of the Swabian culture group is it is so rarely played it only has two ruler names (both male) - Gunther and Rolf. This means the country cannot get a female heir. This can be of some limited utility as prior to the Pragmatic Sanction being passed, the HRE is male-succession only. This means guaranteed stability if you become the kaiser. This also allows some potential benefit if one chooses Swabian culture group for an HRE-based custom nation.

Why remove this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.87.213.113 (talk) 13:45, 17 March 2018‎ (CET)

It did not add a strategy guide. It was a single point that is more relevant on the HRE page. The wiki also uses a third person register so using "you" is not part of the style guide. In summary, it didn't aid the page, it was in the wrong place and it didn't follow the style guide. Hence I removed it. If you want to add the content to the Holy_Roman_Empire#Empresses section then it would be more suited. I hope this explains the decision. Dauth (talk) 18:17, 17 March 2018 (CET)

Rum Guide[edit]

(Content moved from my 2016 archive).

Hello I am fairly new to editing Wikis but recently gained the A Hero's Welcome Achievement and wanted to share my strategy. I thought it was very well organized and even had the country flag links to each mentioned country. It was deleted by SolSys and the only reason why it was deleted was a comment that he was (Not Amused). I really don't understand why this was done and when I tried to restore the guide it was taken down again. If there's an issue I'll fix it, but it seems counter-to what you guys should be doing considering it was a guide for a new formable nation an accompanying achievement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steve711 (talk) 10:26, 3 December 2017‎ (CET)

Please don't post on my archive, this is my talk page and I'll get an alert when you post here. We have the job you claim however we also have to enforce the style guide and the country style guide and ensure that the content added is easy to read. SolSys was not amused because you had a repeating pair of paragraphs and an overflow of flags. If I take a cursory look at the your edit then it needs correcting on the following points.
  1. Use of you/your: Please change to third person (137 times)
  2. Use of slang/ internet speak: Please correct to full English sentences
  3. Bad grammar/spelling: Please correct it
  4. Prescriptive instructions: Make more generic
  5. The wiki used third person informal register, this edit does not
  6. Repetitive strategy sections: Merge into relevant up to date strategy (Two whole paragraphs)
  7. Absence of links: Links missing or replaced by bold or italics which do not function (Lots of flags but no links to other mechanics or other pages)
  8. Left the strategy marker in place
  9. Removed structure from the page (box wrappers)
Hence the edit was reverted. If you want to work on the guide on your userpage then I can copy it across for you. I hope this explains the decisions made. Thanks, Dauth (talk) 11:22, 3 December 2017 (CET)

User Blocked[edit]

Hi, I'm Mailman9 using a different IP address. My account was automatically blocked for, as best as I can tell, editing my sandbox page. The reason for my block was "Common vandalism #3" whatever that means. I'm coming to you since you were the last mod to talk to me. I was hoping you could unblock me? If I was doing anything wrong let me know. 66.71.248.234 04:22, 19 January 2018 (CET)

Looks like a false positive, I'll undo it and get you moved into a group that won't be scanned by the abuse filter. Dauth (talk) 10:36, 19 January 2018 (CET)
Thanks so much! Mailman9 (talk) 00:24, 20 January 2018 (CET)

Deleted the whole "Aztecs" strategy guide for no reasons[edit]

So I was looking for a guide for playing Aztecs and was very surprized not to find anything on this wiki. Plus the "doom" mechanics are quite complicated. And now i've seen in history that you just deleted the whole guide instead of trying something to keep it updated. What's the point of doing that ? I find it particularly disrespectful for users that spend a great amount of time to write these guides...

So please don't, content (even outdated, with a simple mention of it it should be ok to keep it until it's updated) is precious for gamers, readers AND writers, helpers and people that're looking for help. As moderator your role isn't to choose which content pleases you and what doesn't... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.35.47.172 (talk) 00:40, 14 April 2018‎ (CET)

As the one who made the latest deletion decision I'll answer it instead. The content you refer to was dated to patch 1.17/1.18 and just 8 months "old" when deleted (over 18 months by now) -- this is noted by version tags at the top right corner of the article. As such, it was not the main reason for its deletion. An outdated guide can usually be updated by changing specific sections. The reason was it not being according to style guidelines and not being fixed that whole time -- at that state it requires more than a few minutes "of trying something to keep it updated". As moderators our role is to choose which content benefits the whole wiki in the long run and which doesn't. If you so wish, you may adapt the old guide to the newest version while ensuring it adheres to the style guidelines. In the future please sign your comments with ~~~~. ~ SolSys (talk) 11:38, 14 April 2018 (CEST)

Hamburg Strategy deleted[edit]

Hi I'm AncasterMike. You deleted my entire strategy guide for Hamburg today, citing editing guidelines as a reason. I reviewed the guidelines and the my entries, and it is unclear where I broke them. Would you be able to offer specific examples of where I went wrong?

Actually on closer examination it is not that wrong. The only missing thing is links to other wiki articles and as you added a strategy you were able to remove the add strategy template. I've restored the guide and added the links. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Dauth (talk) 23:11, 19 April 2018 (CEST)

Why did you take down my Ryukyu guide?[edit]

I just checked in on how my year-old guide was doing, and it was gone. The edit history says you removed it and said: "There's a link to the style guide in the add strategy template". Firstly, this seems a little blunt, and second, I thought I followed the guidelines. I know it's obsolete now so I won't restore it, but what did I do wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.246.144.10 (talk) 14:52, 4 December 2018‎‎ (CET)

Complete absence of links, use of you/you're, no paragraph separation which would make it hard to read. Dauth (talk) 20:20, 5 December 2018 (CET)
Ah. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.246.144.10 (talk) 14:33, 6 December 2018‎ (CET)