User talk:Platypus

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Since this page has become rather cluttered, I've moved old discussions to the archive pages below. Feel free to leave new messages here. I'll get back to you ASAP!

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You can sign your messages for convenience by using four ~ (tilde) symbols like so: ~~~~. Your name and the date will show up like this: BakaG 16:30, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up on the pages that I forgot to Categorize. Deathsknight 14:28, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey, is there a way to blank pages automatically, or to mass wipe a category? I'm trying to redo a story, so that would help out a lot. Cheers. --Snowball 18:16, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

That is a really good point. I'll do it manually then. Thanks. --Snowball 08:34, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Roger that. Sorry for my ignorance!-Lasagna

I appreciate your protectiveness of your source material, but try being more hospitable. No reason to delete things when the changes aren't more than link perspectives or minor punctuation problems. You clearly don't want to write all 64,000 pages that would be needed to finish and tie together Rampage, or any other of your stories. So stop impeding people who are helping add more content to the site by wholesale deleting everything anybody writes with 2 missed periods or a run-on sentence or two. Try leaving the message and see if I'll fix it first, at the very least.Makhai 13:57, 12 December 2014 (UTC).

Hi there. I see you deleted my work on the story 'A Unique Arrangement'. It was understandable but i now know how to add options/categorize and i was wondering if you could get my deleted work back? I don't really want to have to write it all over again because of a couple of mistakes. Cheers. Bammy 00:40, 11 December 2014 (UTC) Bammy 13:29, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

I wpuld like toapologize for the actions that led to the deletion of the page if it were mear grammer problem please repost the page (if possible) and allow me to make corrections. If there was a problem with how I handled the story please tell me so I can make corrections and better furture work. In any case please type back as to know that you received this message

My apologies, Greg222James

Platypus...this is Bustyalix. You recently messaged me about including the STATUS BAR, but I have no idea how to go about doing so. Is there any way you and I may converse privately? I'd be more than happy to include my personal email address if necessary. Please get back to me on this matter. Thanks!

I'm still new at this, so I don't appreciate the attitude. Yes, it'll take me some time getting used to this HTML like format, yes I'll make some errors now and again, but no that does not mean you have the right to strike an attitude with me. I haven't really worked with a status bar before, and I honestly didn't even realize I had to do anything with it. I'm still learning, rather teaching myself this strange format, so don't come to me in a hard and demeaning tone because I didn't do something the way you wanted it, because I am fairly new at this.

Platypus, this is eatenbypie. I appreciate that you pay attention to things like categorization of pages, but deleting work two hours after being warned and threatening to ban a new user because I missed categorization on 6-8 pages is excessive, especially given that the site doesn't notify you about warnings. Simple oversight on my part, and obviously an oversight given that the rest of the story has proper categorization. -Edit Not bothering to recreate my work on this site.

Apologies for the tense problems. I've been proofreading my stuff since I'm used to writing in past tense, but some things slip through the cracks it seems. As for quirky titles... do you mean the link/page title thing? The first was due to a page collision. I suppose I could have changed the action prompt to something else, but I consider that a part of the story itself, and didn't want to change it due to a collision. Those are rare, I guess. The second was due to a plan where two mini-storylines would converge to the same page... but the actions to get there would be different. In this case I would prefer to use a third page title rather than favor one of the two storylines. The third time I did it... yeah, that was just for my amusement, and it would be a simple matter to limit usage of alternate titles and use them only when needed. So... yeah. Ironwill 02:46, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi Platypus; I got your message. Sorry about the mistake. If it ever happens again let me know and I'll fix it right away. I'm new to the editing, but I really try hard to be professional. Like I said, If there's any more problems, message me and I'll fix them right away. I really enjoy your story and I hope we get along. Please message me back soon so I know you got my message. - ThatOneWritter

Got your message. Didn't see it at first since I posted one after another Sorry 'bout the mistake. Will try to pay more attention to it in the future.-Repoman.

dude what are some of your story's?-Jay The man

will you be adding more to rampage and smutty sex romp? Jay The man

Hey platypus, just a quick question. I have a guy adding to my story using very little detail and it doesn't even follow the story. As the original creator of the story do I have the right to delete these submissions in favor of more descriptive and frankly more linear additions that I plan on making?--Blackdragon25 21:47, 4 December 2014 (UTC) I understand, i just wanne give it a try. I dont even speak english. but i want to compliment you for your story

Hello Platypus, thank you for your helpful (if terse) comments. I was unsure whether the status bar was needed as the second posted page obviously was meant as an ending. Kyrael 19:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Platypus i'm new and have tried to label like you requested but cant. can you help? regards. wildside

Heya Platypus, I just wanted to ask you how high the writing standards are for this website, as I'm currently working on a CYOA story that I'd really love to post here... but sometimes my punctuation is lacking. I only ask because I've noticed a lot of people on this page complaining about you deleting their stories/pages. I would hate for that to happen to me. Also I have another question, how easy is it to move a story to a different age category? - PurpleLemon

Delete a page

Hey Platypus, since you're the only one who can delete pages can you please delete EW: Enter the briefing room (since I merged it into EW: On a tour of the Harry Potter studios‎). Thank you -- NiceGuy 18:55, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello there, I was wondering if you could help me delete two pages of my own story please, for I can't seem to delete them myself. The reason why I want them deleted is because I feel like they are not good ideas for branches anymore, as I once thought they were. They are: Dream about the shower brunette, Clean up mess

I thank you for your cooperation. And I will edit in some new and (hopefully) better branches next time. --Chaomaster 19:50, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


Platypus, I'm a long time admirer but new contributor to the site, i wasn't sure how else to respond to your message so I wanted to say thank you for your feedback and I'll make the necessary corrections but I am learning still and I ask patience on that score. I do not understand what i am not doing with the categories please explain to me what it is that i am not doing - i have looked at the tutorial and compared scripting and i do not notice what i am not doing that they were doing on this story i am working on please go into further detail and i appologize for the inconvenience Phreakinsane 02:20, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm trying to make a Cool Effect bro

Hope You Don't Mind

I hope you don't mind; but I used the warn template, for Nigfin, since he left several pages uncategorised. If you do, I apologise for stepping on your toes. - Neminis 19:27, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Hey platypus, I have a user Maxpower altering my pages with out permission. I know he is just trying to help but he is altering the context or the story and despite my attempts to get him to stop polightly he continues to do it. I don't mind him adding to the story but he has been asked not to alter mine or other's contributions to the story. I would appreciate you having a word with him. Thanks --Blackdragon25 19:22, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

In my defence of the above accusations, I would like to bring Blackdragon's attention to the message that appears at the bottom of the edit window. Specifically, if you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit here. The majority of my recent edits have centered around spelling, grammar, and readability, although I admit that here or there I add some embellishment or make changes to improve consistency and continuity. No one else on here seems to have a problem with that and realize that wikis are designed with collaboration in mind, and collaborative storytelling only makes for better more well rounded stories. In any case, I submit that if he considers his writing to be a sacred text that he changes his story type to private. But I'm definitely done with his whining. He will see no further contributions from me. Maxpower 05:48, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Make it four

No pages link to Make it four. I've asked the original creator what's up. Please don't just delete this; there's a whole string of pages I would like to see (re?)attached to the story. Writing you to see if there perhaps was some kind of technical hiccup that I couldn't find? Anedwcan 16:09, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

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