100,000 Wiki Points!

Huzzah! The big 100K! Only took me, like... 4.5 years I guess. I can't remember when it was exactly that I got into wiki'ing, but I know I at least started becoming active on the site as a whole at around the summer of 2009. And oh, what a summer that was...

Anywhoo this here 100K is mere chump change compared to the truly dedicated wiki editors out there, and we have in fact of course just had @hailinel post up a blog celebrating his recently surmounted 200,000 wiki points. Talk about timing. So... er, yeah, in comparison my 100K quickly begins to shrivel and recede away when placed into the big picture. But damn it all, I at least consider this a success, and by gum am I going to sleep soundly tonight with roughly about 30% less tears.

What I Wiki

Unlike the most prominent of wiki editors on the site, I'm a little more... focussed. Though most I notice are doing God's work and are scouring the wiki and editing whatever they can.

Users such as @bobafettjm and @saturdaynightspecials in particular I see everywhere. Myself, I tend to gravitate more closely to Resident Evil pages. It's a franchise that was (once) very dear to my heart, and the original PS1 trilogy practically defined my childhood. I was so obsessed with 'em during my pre-teens that I would even imitate the tank controls in real life... Which is as weird as it sounds.

*unrelated gif to break up text wall*

In any case, it's a series that I've found is tethered to me whether I like it not. In some cases I'm happy that I've managed to retain so much information regarding select games of the series, as it's helped pay dividends with regards to then editing their pages. However you of course have the more... modern day Resident Evil games... and, well, that's where this strange devotion suddenly doesn't seem quite as beneficial.

Nonetheless, it's still managed to leave me spiking right up as the top and basically primary editor for the Resident Evil 6 page... Even when it's a game I may despise with every fibre of my being, I'll still uphold the law of neutralness regarding the wiki and will translate what I've played into cold, hard information. I guess in that case I didn't suffer through that game for nuttin'. Mostly anywhoo, as it's not quite as filled out as most Resident Evil pages that have my stamp on it; there's still no Story segment nor an exceedingly long list of enemies and boss battles bios for example. But hey dat gameplay segment's s'alright.

As such, the myriad of Resident Evil-related pages will thusly have my contributions on there somewhere anywhoo, if I'm not actually already the top editor. I've also spent many an hour creating the oh so many minor Resident Evil character pages that I'm sure many wouldn't even recognise to begin with. Dario Rosso anyone???..

Part of why I primarily stick to what I know is because while you can do research and watch videos ect., it still won't quite the match the act of actually playing the thing for yourself writing up a wiki page with that particular perspective in mind. I'll do some research to joggle my memory sure, but I primarily prefer to write in-depth for games I myself have invested some time in already. It's why I would consider my wiki'ing to be of a somewhat comparatively short reach. It's not like I exclusively only stick to Resident Evil, though, and there are plenty of other pages I've helped contribute to. The Uncharted series is one such franchise I'm also invested enough in that you're going to find a lot of my handywork all over 'em, for better or worse. My dedication to the Resident Evil series also sees to it that I've I've stuck myself to The Evil Within page like glue.

''hasta luego''

That said, I do also like to search far and wide for the opportunity to do some smaller contributions; fixing the formatting, removing all instances of second-person, removing video game title italics, and I do what I can should I spot some dodgy grammar. Though make no mistake, I am certainly no grammatical connoisseur myself, but as you would expect there's a lot of pages on here that are just terrible. Trying to make some sense and remove all of the dumb jokes from the Tales of Symphonia character pages in particular was a helluva chore...

Besides Resident Evil, I would say my other ''specialisation'' is voice actors and actresses. Given that my ultimate dream in life would to in fact become a voice actor, I'm instead doing the next best thing by stalking the many denizens of the career. I've gotten to the point now where I can call out a good many voice actors/actresses by ear, though it also helps how you've got the same handful appearing in games over and over and over an-

There's a lot of 'em out there that are a little more obscure, so I like to go out of my way to make sure that as many voice actors I can find are represented on here. Or in the case of a few of my faves, such as Roger Craig Smith, will even write up a little bit of their history and how they even got in the biz in the first place.

Why I Wiki

To be quite frank, I live both a rather pointless and fruitless existence -- neither point nor fruit do I have going on over here. I have little in the way of talent or skills to speak of either, and I'm reluctant to even call what I live as a ''life''. I'm far from the only one who's surrounded in misery, though, so I don't want to spin my 'sob story', especially when I know many on here have got it much, much worse.

I'unno

Point is, fooling around with the wiki actually makes me feel productive. I enjoy being apart of a (very slow-moving) initiative to building what should hopefully become the greatest and grandest video game wiki of them all. Plus, I enjoy writing, and while I'm not especially good at it... working on the wiki is a good way to sorta brute force my writing ability up a few notches each time. Even if that also means I'm sure I've gained many a wiki point from correcting my own mistakes... Sometimes my motivation can be a little fleeting, but there are still moments to this day were before I know it I've just spent like 6-hours straight writing up minor Resident Evil character bios.

So, yeah, I find that editing the wiki to be quite gratifying. But it can also be the most frustrating thing ever, given how damn broken it can be sometimes. The complete lack of exposure on the site certainly doesn't help, either. It's not like I'm in it for TEH GLORY or anything, but given how damn important this thing is supposed to be, a little wink and a nod on the site that this thing even exists would certainly help inspire others to assist. Plus there's little things, like how we still can't bleedin' delete images off of pages.

Nonetheless, the drive still exists if only because again it feels like I'm contributing towards something. And for now, that's all that's necessary. But yo seriously why in the fuck do I specifically hafta head into a Person page's Credits category to add games they've worked on rather than being able to add 'em via the main article??

Who I Wiki...?

Barry Burton.

er, wait what

And That's That

So then, a big ole congrats to me, I guess. This blog has now officially served its purpose for providing a bit of autofellatio, so all that's left is to bring it to a close. Though again, my own contributions are but a dot when compared to certain other users.

Plus points aren't everything. The users that scour far and wide and do all of the less glamorous editing via sorting out Releases and simply messing around with grammar and the like are the ones that are putting in the real effort. They are the underground troopers, hidden from sight but still highly vital in the war effort... you could say. Point is it's an even more thankless position to dedicate yourself to editing just about everything the wiki has to offer, even in small doses. I spent a solid 2 hours or so just continually adding People pages for The Evil Within, and there's the odd few times where I've been going around fixing classifications--primarily for voice actors--from 'unclassified' too. I don't do it that often, but I've done it enough to know it can be fucking gruelling work.

Anywhoo, here's to another 100K points in the near future!

Er, actually 100K points is quite a lot... here's to another 75K? Nah, nah, more like 50K, that sounds like a less intimidating goal; there are only so many Resident Evil pages after all! And on that note, here's to another 5K or so eventual points from the inevitable Resident Evil 7 page, I suppose

outro music sure why the hell not

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Edited by Yummylee

Ah, crap... I missed a 0! And editing it via the blog doesn't seem to fix it, either. And attempting a ''full edit'' erases all of the actual blog...

GIANT BOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBB!

Posted by mracoon

Everyone seems to be reaching a big wiki milestone today. Congrats, duder! And thanks for all you effort, those RE pages are some of the best on the site.

Moderator
Edited by Yummylee

lol the fuck is even going on

...OK, I think all is finally well. But I swear to God trying to use this site can sometimes be the most stressfull thing... Every action I took left me expecting it to erase my blog and force my computer to implode or something.

Posted by Yummylee

@mracoon said:

Everyone seems to be reaching a big wiki milestone today. Congrats, duder! And thanks for all you effort, those RE pages are some of the best on the site.

Wow, thanks! Really means a lot to hear that.

Posted by Mento

Congrats to you as well, then! I can't see the wiki lacking for exposure for long if we all keep making numerical milestone blogs about our wiki work.

But for serious: Good work, man. It's easier to keep focused on editing the wiki when you have, well, a focus. To any prospective editors out there reading this that are still wondering where to start, we probably have hundreds of Suikoden character pages that need adding to the wiki. You could be the Suikoden guy! That's what we'd call you!

Moderator
Edited by Yummylee

Hmm, I dunno if this is just one of the many bugs that has surfaced on GB or an after-effect of my tinkering... but I don't seem to be getting blog notifications on here. Ah well.

@mento said:

Congrats to you as well, then! I can't see the wiki lacking for exposure for long if we all keep making numerical milestone blogs about our wiki work.

But for serious: Good work, man. It's easier to keep focused on editing the wiki when you have, well, a focus. To any prospective editors out there reading this that are still wondering where to start, we probably have hundreds of Suikoden character pages that need adding to the wiki. You could be the Suikoden guy! That's what we'd call you!

Thanks! And yeah, I guess the plus side is you at least give yourself sort of an identity. Being the Resident Evil Guy of the wiki is a title I certainly wouldn't scoff at.

Also, if we are to set our plan into motion by spamming feel-good wiki milestone blogs, it seems you're next in line given you've well surpassed 100,000!

Edited by zombiepenguin9

Nice work. I know I've personally done next to nothing to advance the cause, but I fully support all efforts to make the wiki the greatest database of data on the entire internet.

I salute you, sir!

Posted by Pr1mus

Oh! Hey Hey! *raises hand* I know who Dario Rosso is!

Congratulation and thanks for your efforts.

You talk about the people just souring the wiki for typos and such and it was my plan to do just that because i don't think i'd ever be dedicated enough to build an entire page. I ended up adding a bunch of system requirements for PC game to get to 1000 points and not have to wait for moderation to fix typos and other minor things. And when i did get that 1000 points i stopped using the wiki... i'm dumb. I should fix that.

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Posted by RonGalaxy

That drew gif is pretty fantastic.

Posted by bobafettjm

Congrats! I am really loving all the love the wiki has been getting as of late. Time to keep this momentum going, who is next to do one of these blogs?

Posted by Hailinel

Congratulations! I've seen the amount of work you've put into Resident Evil pages, and it's good work to boot! It's pretty impressive. And sorry about stealing your thunder. :P

Edited by Slag

This wiki editing point puppy is contagious, maybe we need to establish a quarantine. We don't want a repeat of Raccoon City.

oh and Congratulations.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Oh boy, 100k, that's so big, I haven't seen anyone with points like that before.

Good work.

Moderator
Edited by GunstarRed

You didn't even want those Resident Evil points I told you about.

Edited by Yummylee

@zombiepenguin9 said:

Nice work. I know I've personally done next to nothing to advance the cause, but I fully support all efforts to make the wiki the greatest database of data on the entire internet.

I salute you, sir!

I accept your salute!

@pr1mus said:

Oh! Hey Hey! *raises hand* I know who Dario Rosso is!

Congratulation and thanks for your efforts.

You talk about the people just souring the wiki for typos and such and it was my plan to do just that because i don't think i'd ever be dedicated enough to build an entire page. I ended up adding a bunch of system requirements for PC game to get to 1000 points and not have to wait for moderation to fix typos and other minor things. And when i did get that 1000 points i stopped using the wiki... i'm dumb. I should fix that.

Ha, if there was to be anyone else on here i would have guessed would recognise everyone's favourite arm-flailing Italian, it'd be you.

I also wouldn't be surprised that a lot of people done a similar such thing regarding the points. They aspired to get the 1000 if only because it's an official goal; it's something to aim for to then get yourself sweet, sweet freedom. But then whence the training wheels are off and you're certified to then (almost) do whatever, then it suddenly doesn't seem quite as motivating; things are maybe now too open, so it may be difficult to decide on just what it is you'd want to do.

Or of course, the idea of it all just sounds boring :P I'm sure it's that simple for some. Still, that's why they really need to set up these Wiki Bounties @rorie's mentioned in the past, as that'll then give people a little more structure to what they wish to wiki.

@narujoe93 said:

That drew gif is pretty fantastic.

Yes, yes it is. The original is pretty great to begin with, let alone when it's been doused in nightmare fuel as shown in the blog.

@bobafettjm said:

Congrats! I am really loving all the love the wiki has been getting as of late. Time to keep this momentum going, who is next to do one of these blogs?

Such an awfully peculiar coincidence that you, me, and Hailinel all happened to post a wiki-related blog--or in your case a new weekly (?) blog series--within the span of a few days :P Like the stars had aligned or something. Here's hoping it will have inspired at least one person to maybe start browsing to see if there's anything they can add, since that'll still be one more since last week!

@hailinel said:

Congratulations! I've seen the amount of work you've put into Resident Evil pages, and it's good work to boot! It's pretty impressive. And sorry about stealing your thunder. :P

Ta. And eh, it's a big forum, and not nearly enough dedicated wiki editors! So let's look at it as if we're spreading the thunder around, like jam on toast ya dig. The more wiki-related anythings going on the site , the better! Even if they're two similarly motivated blogs B)

@slag said:

This wiki editing point puppy is contagious, maybe we need to establish a quarantine. We don't want a repeat of Raccoon City.

oh and Congratulations.

Cheers.

@mooseymcman said:

Oh boy, 100k, that's so big, I haven't seen anyone with points like that before.

Good work.

Thanks.

Racist.

@gunstarred said:

You didn't even want those Resident Evil points I told you about.

I want notting from Lococyle Apologist Scum. You damn LAS, getthefugouttaeredarksouls2goty

Edited by Seppli

I've got like 9 points. For putting in *Public Quests*. Oh what hopeful days those were.

Posted by Yummylee

@seppli said:

I've got like 9 points. For putting *Public Quests*. Oh what hopeful days those were.

Hey, every little helps.

Posted by GunstarRed

@yummylee: I haven't found any of the Jokes in Dark Souls to be all that funny... Other than L3 being the jump button.

Posted by Yummylee

@gunstarred: L3 as jump is genius. Frankly it's a shame it's taken us this long to finally stumble upon the masterwork of control design, but fortunately Dark Souls II GOTY Edition (AKA EVERY EDITION) shown us the way.

Posted by LordAndrew

How did I let you of all people beat me to 100,000¿

Edited by Yummylee

@lordandrew said:

How did I let you of all people beat me to 100,000¿

Of all people? :o

Posted by LordAndrew

Yeah man. Resident Devil's not even a good series.

*goes back to playing weird mascot fishing game*

Posted by LiquidPrince

Hey congratulations man. I live vicariously through you.

Posted by Yummylee

Hey congratulations man. I live vicariously through you.

Ta.

Posted by McHampton

Every so often I fall into this weird hole of reading up on Resident Evil facts, back story, and characters. Usually for a few hours after midnight. You're contributing to this habit.

Thank you.

Help me.

Edited by Yummylee

@mchampton: Oh wow, this sorta came out of nowhere. And ha, I must then simultaneously thank you and offer my apologies :P

Posted by Zleunamme

Congratulations Duder, I am proud of you.

Posted by Yummylee
Posted by Grimmie92

I've never really understood who the magical little elves are that are filling out wikis/wikia sites at a faster rate than I can read them. Here, today, you shattered that illusion and now I know that at least some of them are just human beings.. Thanks a lot you jerk.

But seriously, good stuff! While i dont care much for RE specifically its kinda nice to know you guys are out there incase I need ya.

I shall henceforth dub you Dobbie.

Posted by Accolade

Congrats, bromide!

Posted by AndrewB

If only you could wiki yourself back into Abyssful, and back into my heart.

A belated congratulations because I'm just now reading this! Keep on writing - because writing *is* a talent.

(P.S. - I'm sure plenty of people feel your frustrations regarding the site. Don't get me wrong, the last major site update brought a lot of good, but it also broke some of the most basic functionality and never really brought it back up to full working order)

Posted by Yummylee

@accolade: @grimmie92: Dobbie Bromide sounds like the perfect name for a Tim Burton Detective character.

@andrewb said:

If only you could wiki yourself back into Abyssfull, and back into my heart.

A belated congratulations because I'm just now reading this! Keep on writing - because writing *is* a talent.

(P.S. - I'm sure plenty of people feel your frustrations regarding the site. Don't get me wrong, the last major site update brought a lot of good, but it also broke some of the most basic functionality and never really brought it back up to full working order)

What the Hell is an Abyssfull?...

And cheers! Frankly the most heartbreaking loss of the redesign was losing all of the social features. Now, the wall system in particular is practically useless, and I always enjoyed seeing the status updates and new blogs on the right side of my profile. But as of recently, well, the site has been on varying degrees of fire for what feels like forever =/ I can emphasise with their situation to a certain degree... but still, if they expect me to subscribe then I'd like for all of the site's intended features to actually work. The worst of it all was regarding the wiki when so many pages lost all of their basic associations such as characters/concepts/Credits/genre/platforms ect...

I was legitimately considering in giving up on the site I was that peeved after all of the cumulative issues I kept coming into contact with. But then of course all it takes is one quick glance at the gametrailers/IGN/gamespot/ect. forums to make me realise that for all its (many, many) faults, this site still has one of the better forums out there. Plus I'm just too invested at this point; beyond leaving, the most I can do is simply stay as a non-subscribed user as my passive-aggressive means of expressing my concerns with the site, I guess.

Posted by Palmlykta

Heeey... I'm a big RE fan, so although I don't often read the wiki I'm sure to have read some of your contributions. I think you've done a lot of good work, and I would just like to thank you for that.

As an aside, I read your short essay on Tank Controls somewhere in the forums recently and it brought a tear to my eye! ;D Man I miss that gameplay...

Edited by Coafi

Tell me your ways, teach me how to wiki.

Edited by Yummylee

@palmlykta said:

Heeey... I'm a big RE fan, so although I don't often read the wiki I'm sure to have read some of your contributions. I think you've done a lot of good work, and I would just like to thank you for that.

As an aside, I read your short essay on Tank Controls somewhere in the forums recently and it brought a tear to my eye! ;D Man I miss that gameplay...

Ha, I guess essay is a pretty apt way to describe it :P I could have made that into a whole blog even! It's something I've always wished to express at that. I should one day reformat it and post it as a blog to put my opinion across a little more openly, rather than having it as just another comment in a thread that's likely to be ignored given its length. Then again I've long wished I could be bothered in writing up all kinds of blogs related to my love for Resident Evil, but alas... the laziness and a lack of motivation always gets the better of me.

@coafi said:

Tell me your ways, teach me how to wiki.

If you're genuinely asking for some advice here's a sizeable FAQ that @nuclearwinter's wrote up!

Edited by LordAndrew

Ooh, tank control essay. Where?

Posted by Yummylee

Ooh, tank control essay. Where?

Oh dear, I now feel like the post has been made to be more... grander than it actually is :P And it's not specifically just tank controls but rather the way the old Resident Evil games played in general. It's post #17 over yonder anywhoo.

Posted by shivermetimbers

Looks like I can look to you for anything related to anything Resident Evil. Thanks. :3

Edited by Yummylee

@shivermetimbers said:

Looks like I can look to you for anything related to anything Resident Evil. Thanks. :3

Ta ^___________________________________________^ And on that note, if you haven't played it already, I have just given RE5's Gameplay segment a complete overhaul if ya wanna give that a look see <_< >_>

Posted by Palmlykta

@yummylee said:

@lordandrew said:

Ooh, tank control essay. Where?

Oh dear, I now feel like the post has been made to be more... grander than it actually is :P And it's not specifically just tank controls but rather the way the old Resident Evil games played in general. It's post #17 over yonder anywhoo.

gee sorry, I guess I wanted to be a bit witty (regarding it being kind of long for a post) when I wrote my comment about it... Didn't mean to misinform anyone! :P

Edited by ProfessorEss

Like a boss!

I'd like to personally thank you, and all the other Wiki big-dogs, for your hard work. People can mince about the quality or content, or how broken the site is sometimes, but the Wiki aspect of Giant Bomb is an absolute treasure because of people like you :)

100,000 Thanks points!

Edited by Yummylee

Like a boss!

I'd like to personally thank you, and all the other Wiki big-dogs, for your hard work. People can mince about the quality or content, or how broken the site is sometimes, but the Wiki aspect of Giant Bomb is an absolute treasure because of people like you :)

100,000 Thanks points!

<3