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Magma-Man

aka Douglas

Founder
  • I live in Wisconsin
  • I was born on April 24
  • My occupation is High School Student
  • I am Male

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Hello Edit

Are you still around? Just wanted to inform that I felt like trying to improve this wiki somewhat :) Sledgehammerx 21:11, June 23, 2011 (UTC)

Editing Edit

Hello, as you can see I really like System Shock 2 a lot and have gotten started with some editing here. I helped with the Von Braun page and already created some templates for you. I have already worked and am the admins on both the Left 4 Dead Wiki as well as The Walking Dead Wiki so I do have a great deal of working on wikis and creating templates and such... I know it's soon but because of my experience, can you already make me a admin on this wiki as well since I would like to gain access to a variety areas that I would like to fix. Please let me know and I will continue to try and slowly fix up this wiki more. Thanks! --06abrahb 06:28, April 23, 2012 (UTC)

Hello again, well as you can see, I am still continuing to edit this wiki. I really do like System Shock 2 and will continue to make improvements however, I am still limited in what I can edit. I would hope that you can make me an admin so I can gain access to everything and really spoof up this wiki and make it look really good, update all the information, and appeal more to other people. I hope you are still willing to give me a shot to try and bring this wiki back to life. Thanks. --06abrahb 23:03, April 24, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks Edit

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the main page now... I like it to now but once I finish with adding more articles such as the audio logs, weapons, and enemies pages, the main page should look super cool! Also thanks for promoting me to an admin! I will continue to do great things on here and continue on editing and contributing as well as do some housecleaning now. Finally, as for people, I too would like to try and get more people onto this wiki but sadly, the people I know haven't played the System Shock series. All I can really get them to do is maybe just check for spelling and grammar and stuff. I dunno but I'll keep on looking into it. Thanks again! --06abrahb 09:37, April 27, 2012 (UTC)

Hi Magma-Man, thanks for getting the ball going for System Shock 1 and 2. I'm gonna try and put every effort and knowledge I can from the games and make the wikia comparable to Bioshock. The Space Engineer (talk) 21:40, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

Tech Questions Edit

Hi! I saw your impressive SHODANPEDIA,_The_System_Shock_Wiki...
... and I'd have some tech questions, if I may...

  1. How did you suppress the "On the Wiki" tab (and its 3 sub-tabs) in the Wiki Navigation?
  2. How did you modify the style of your wiki? Did you use HTML commands (div style, span style...) instead of CSS? Because http://shodan.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Wikia.css is unmodified...
  3. How on Earth did you suppress that "Contribute" button on each page?

Thanks a lot for your help in advance! --Maniacfan (talk) 09:21, September 10, 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Updates Edit

Hey man,

I've been editing this Wiki quite a bit recently. I think this is a great source of information and I've been working hard to try and add to it and organize it a bit better.

I've mostly been working on templates, but I've sorted out some small issues with articles as well.

I wanted to talk to you about a few things.

  • Could I convince you to return to being an active member and founder of the Wiki?
  • If not, would it be possible for me to become an admin / adopt the wiki so I can make some necessary changes (i.e. to the css and navigation, etc)?

If you do not wish to provide me with power due to not knowing who I am, feel free to discuss with me on Twitter (@Chartax_), Steam (chartax) or leave a message on my talk page.

Thanks for all your work into this Wiki over the years. I'm looking forward to making it an even greater resource for all fans of the System Shock series.

Thanks, ◄Chartax►talk 19:45, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

Communications Edit

Hello,

Thanks for your quick reply.

Do you have some sort of IM client or something that I could have a real-time chat with you on? Alternately, we could use the built-in Wiki chat. Whatever works.

Thanks, ◄Chartax►talk 20:05, September 10, 2013 (UTC)

A couple of things Edit

Can we change "Von Braun" back to just "Locations" for System Shock 2 on the WIP main page? The only reason is that technically there are other locations, primarily the U.N.N. Rickenbacker but also Earth and the Body of the Many in the game!

Secondly, I have managed to extract a bunch of sound and the text of every audio log ingame from the game files. I will edit this post once I've uploaded that data.

You can add this data to the wiki as you see fit.

Thanks, »Chartax« talk 12:27, September 14, 2013 (UTC)

Crusader Edit

Hi Magma, I see that you are the founder of this wiki, so I am telling you that I was considering creating a wiki about the Crusader series also by Origin. If I am not mistaken, I know that there are some cross-references between Crusader and SS, so some people consider them to happen in the same universe. So, instead of creating a brand new wiki, I was considering incorporating the Crusader universe in this wiki. What is your opinion? If I got it wrong, or if you don't think it fits here, tell me so. MoffRebusMy Talk 13:33, April 21, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick reply, no prob I will start a new wiki whenever I feel like going through the Crusader universe. FYI I am also working on a wing commander wiki (wingcommander.wikia.com) which is a mess right now, as we are still trying to sort out the continuities and canon. I have put a few links to that wiki when there is a connection between WC and SS (see for example Illudium). Feel free to affiliate. MoffRebusMy Talk 10:27, April 22, 2014 (UTC)

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