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MoffRebus

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9,488 Edits since joining this wiki
March 4, 2008

Welcome! Edit

Hi MoffRebus,

Welcome to the Dune Wiki! We hope you continue to make valuable contributions. You might find the Welcome page and/or the Dune Wiki guidelines pages helpful.

If you have any questions, problems or suggestions, just contact one of the wiki admins (Mcada, JubalHarshaw, and myself), or stop by the Community Portal to discuss more general Dune Wiki topics.

Best regards, Careax 06:11, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

HiEdit

Hey MoffRebus,

Thanks for your excellent contributions. No, this wiki is not abandoned. The admins are just busy with a lot of other wikis. Sorry to hear you don't respect much of the policies, but they were laid down after quite a lot of discussion with many users. As for the 'Behind the Scenes' sections, it was set up to provide information that was 'not so obvious', such as the actors who played the role in question, or the source of inspiration for some of the concepts found in the books. But I take your point that some of the information included can be a bit mundane.

Your Appearances section is great. I think you've helped to expand this wiki quite a lot, especially considering it was lacking in content from the BH and KJA prequels and sequels. Cheers! --Mcada 10:47, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

RE: Welcome message Edit

Thanks for the note. I too have recently read the original novels and Brian's sequel and prequel novels. Since I've read them recently, I look forward to adding and clarifying the items already in thei Wiki. Can't wait for "Paul of Dune" to come out Sept 18!!!!!!

AtreidesDZ 18:04, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Wiki OrganizationEdit

Hello, MoffRebus I'm sorry for delete your article about Albans, I didn't know it was yours, I shouldn't had deleted at all, I agree with you and I think the best is showing the BH&KJA universe and the Encyclopedia together as you did.

I'm here to tell you I don't want to fight with you, I like your contributions to the Expanded Universe, and would like to propose you a little deal. Seems we are the ones how contribute more here, so, as you didn't read the originals yet, we can do that: You take part to write about and take care of the BH & KJA expanded universe, and I take care of the information related to originals. The Encyclopedia we can take care together. What do you think?

Again, sorry if I was rude with you,

Lisan Al-Gaib 00:14, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I thought you didn't want to talk to me, so I deleted that post. I was expecting a answer from you.... Lisan Al-Gaib 18:20, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi again too. I'm sorry, I didn't read your final proposal. I'm going to see it now. Lisan Al-Gaib 23:02, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

RE: Welcome message Edit

Thanks for the note. I, too, have problems with some of the rules on some of the wikis (Is that vague enough?) 8). I'm a contributor on Lostpedia and an administrator on Fringepedia, where we're still struggling to0 get a real community going.

I'm an appreciator (is that a word?) of Frank Herbert's work. I enjoyed the thre "House" books written by BH & KJA, but the others just wore me out and I gave up.

This is my first effort on a wiki that is not episode driven. We'll see what happens....

--Jim in Georgia Talk Contribs 18:45, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Norma Cenva Edit

I listed the first sentence from the D.E. THanks Again RM

Thanks Edit

Hey, thanks for paying attention Roebus, to what is going on around here. I have decided to devote my time and efforts to adding information from Heretics through Sandworms to the Wiki.

BTW, is your name from the Legacy of the Force series, Books 8 & 9, when Jacen Solo is trying to convert the Imperial Remnant over to his side?


--Erasmus2 23:09, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

dune and name change Edit

Ok got it.... have gotten out of touch somewhat with the Herbert Series and the post Dune events.... Nothing to discuss I guess but every now and then I pick up the "House" trilogy and dream of another time

Paul of Dune Edit

Hey,

I think it would be great if you pen the entry for "Paul of Dune". I am too old, and unfamiliar with the actual computer abilities of posting to do the entry the kind of justice it deserves.

--Erasmus2 10:37, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Dune stuff Edit

Hey MoffRebus- Welcome to the world of Dune. I see that you are reading the books. They are very cool aren't they. I have a collection of first editions of each novel except the original. When you get to Heretics, pay particular attention to Sheanna. She is my favorite character in Dune and you will like her qualities as well. I am not the only one in my family that lives 20,000 years in the future, my wife and daughter also reside (at least in our dreams) on Arrakis.

Enjoy!!

signed Failed kwitsach haderach

New guy here Edit

Hi, I've been playing Dune games for close to 2 decades and just now I've started reading the novels, and I've developed a healthy addiction. Hope to be a good member here and contribute what I learn.

Keep up the good work

Dune Games Edit

Do you think that Dune games should be under Expanded, or maybe a 3rd category? --Erasmus2 21:24, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Expanded should only be BH/KJA & DE Edit

Expanded should only be B Herbert and Anderson, and Dune Encyclopedia. Games should have their own tier, on a lesser level. Obviously, I like the son and his friend, and think they have done a great job. I still remember when 'God Emperor' came out, and people wailed on Frank for re-introducing Duncan Idaho, and said, "Herbert is only using the Tleilaxu to re-use characters". As far as the Ultimate Kwisatz goes, I truly believe Frank decided to make DI the Ultimate.--71.238.16.154 00:21, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

DE Time Again! Edit

It's Sunday night in N America, so it's time for Dune Encyclopedia. Do you know of ANY forums where Expanded Dune is not trashed continually? --Erasmus2 00:36, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Universal Timeline Edit

Hi, Is that you mixing info from the DE onto the Universal Timeline?

You should probably annote it if you are.

I have always found the DE fascinating, and have always felt sorry for its' authors. I remember when it came out, I think in the late 1970s. I thought, "What if Frank Herbert doesn't agree with this?" Then he started contradicting it in Heretics.

--Erasmus2 10:47, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Margot Fenring & Margot Rashino-Zea Edit

Hey Moff: Could you merge the 2 articles? I'd probably get it wrong. I want to add some stuff from "Paul". --Erasmus2 12:30, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Dune Encylclopedia Edit

I wanted to say that I am very happy that you have entered in all of the information from the Dune Encyclopedia. I remember when it first came out; now I shall try to find a copy to re-read it. Erasmus2 00:10, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Tlulax or Thalim System? Edit

Hi,

Was Tlaloc from Tlulax, or an Outer Colony in the Thalim system?

I know Butlerian Jihad says "Outer Colony", does Machine Crusade or Battle/Corrin extra-polate further?

It would seem that Tlulax would seem reasonable, since a lot of Bene Tleilax words are Meso-American in origin.

--Erasmus2 14:58, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't know, I took it from the Tlaloc article. I must check it. Also, whenever you have any comments or questions about a specific article, better write it in its talk page, instead of my discussion page. MoffRebusMy Talk 09:42, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Dune Encyclopedia Cover Edit

Hello. I have a copy, and on page three is says - Copyright 1984 by Dr. Willis E. McNelly, Designed by Jeremiah B. Lighter.

This Dune Encyclopedia is a great read, endorsed by Frank Herbert in November, 1983.

Dosboot 00:45, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Retractable template Edit

Hi,

Allright, I've got the fix for the template, just add this to MediaWiki:Common.js;

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For any questions, just ask ;) Tedjuh10 (Talk) 20:11, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Request for Administrator Edit

How is that coming?

--Erasmus2 15:46, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

Expanded Edit

I think it should show Expanded Dune, unless the individual clicks on. You have it not shown, unless the individual clicks on it.

As the only other person besides you who regularly contributes, I would REALLY prefer it if you could switch it to the way I just requested.

We need to be applauding Brian and Kevin. Not castigating them. Expanded Dune should be appreciated, not downgraded! Thanks in Advance.

--Erasmus2 20:54, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

Expanded tags Edit

I've just seen your show/hide thingies - Awesome work sir!

Thanks for sorting it all out and upgrading the articles - I'll be sure to lend a hand when I get a chance.

With regard to honourable Erasmus, I respectfully disagree. I have no intention in ever getting into an edit war with him over wordings like "some perceived discrepancies," but everything I've read by Frank Herbert and about Frank Herbert seems to support my feeling that the new books are incompatible with the originals on all levels. I vote keep expanded hidden (if we're voting :P)

Thanks again!

--DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 17:44, October 8, 2009 (UTC)

Paul of Dune Emperor Muad'Dib] Edit

You accidentally erased everything under Assassination Attempts under Paul Atreides

--Erasmus2 01:18, October 9, 2009 (UTC)

No, the expanded tag is below the photograph. MoffRebusMy Talk 09:07, October 9, 2009 (UTC)

re: Main page portals Edit

Hi MoffRebus. After looking at it, I agree that the wiki's main page needs some attention. If there are 3 separate areas of the Dune universe (for lack of a better term) with each containing enough content to have its own version of a main page, then portals is a great method to use. The wiki that I think does this the best is The Vault (Fallout Wiki). On their main page, in The Vault section, they have links to their different portals (titled Portal:Fallout, Portal:Fallout 2, etc.) which are essentially main pages focused on a specific game in the series. So my advice would be to follow their example by having a section front and center on the actual main page for displaying links to your 3 portals (with both text links and logos as links), then filling out the rest of the page with things that aren't necessarily specific to any of the portal topics, such as Featured Article, Did You Know, etc. I see that you have over 5,000 edits, so I'm sure you know your way around wiki code, but if you need any help with anything, just leave a message on my local talk page. Cheers. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 19:24, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

The template they use for that section (with the images and text that links to the portals) can be seen here. If you were asking about something else, let me know. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 18:04, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about that. I didn't know you had copied all that onto a test page. To make the formatting appear correctly, you'll need to copy some of the code from their MediaWiki:Common.css file and paste it into the same file here. You'll need to copy all the code in the PORTALS section, the beginning and ending of which is clearly marked with a lot of # symbols. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 19:17, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

DuneNovels Edit

Your announcement from earlier this month seems to be paying off. There seems to be new interest in the Wiki from Expanded-approving editors.

Byzantium! The Empire of the Romans!

--Erasmus2 00:26, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Hey Edit

So, are we going to portals soon? I don't want to do the "hide" trick on all of the Mixed pages if we are. I just did the Bene Tleilax "hide" trick, and it took me 90 minutes. But is there is something new soon, I don't want to bother.

--Erasmus2 18:51, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Looking good! Edit

Hi MoffRebus. The main page looks great, HUGE improvement! Well done. The reason the wiki's skin is still white/blue is because the default skin hasn't been changed. In order for the skin to use the code contained on Monaco.css, you'll need to set the default skin to "custom." To do that, click the MORE drop down menu in the upper right corner. Then select Preferences. Click on the Skin tab and scroll to the bottom. Under the Admin Controls section, set the default skin to custom from the drop down list. Then click Save. After it's saved, you'll probably have to do a hard refresh (Ctrl+F5) to clear your browser's cache in order to see the change. NOTE: Whenever you make a change to Monaco.css or Common.css, you'll need to hard refresh after saving. For some general tips on understanding how to edit a custom skin, check out this page at Wikia Help. I specialize in designing custom skins, so if there's anything you need help with, let me know. JoePlay@Wikia (talk) 18:49, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

Did You Know? Edit

It wasn't picking the new ones like it should. I was impatient, so I started deleting. I am an impatient person. When you gonna change Leto's article? Can you? Sick of seeing Bill Hurt. --Erasmus2 12:26, November 8, 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Maintenance Edit

Hi there. I recently stopped by Dune wiki... and I can see it needs a lot of help. You may have noticed, I have been going through templates, images, and categories on this wiki trying to get them better organized. However, not being an admin, there is only so much I can do. Have you ever gone through the Special:SpecialPages and looked at the problem categories? There seem to be a lot of issues there that need attention.

Anyway, I have noticed many files and categories etc. that are redundant. I request that you delete these:

Pages:

...actually, 1-9 on the "Short Pages" list contain no content. There's no point in me listing them.

--Gardimuer 04:12, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

I understand how you feel about the categories. It is frustrating when anyone undoes your efforts, and I apologize.
But I do have a good reason! My idea was that "Male Characters" is a more descriptive and accurate category for them. "Males" just seems too vague... what other "males" would there be other than characters? Male animals? It just seemed imprecise.
Later I may create subcategories for male characters from each of the different Dune books/Encyclopedia and I wanted to have a good organization scheme. My reasoning is the same for the categories "Females"->"Female Characters" and "Individuals"->"Characters"
Once again, I apologize for any frustration. I will stop categorizing them until you and I have reached a decision on this. I hope we can talk about it some more. (And if you decide it should be put back the way it was, then I will take care of reverting my changes.) --Gardimuer 08:02, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

css stuff Edit

Lol, was just typing this... Stars are easy in photshop - noise + Brightness/contrast (a simple trick I learnt from a Russian) I liked the heighliner, only it was a little small and would repeat on larger screen sizes. (Could try upping the image width? might work... or might break the layout.)

Original message was:

It's looking excellent!

Just had a quick cock-about with the image files- they're dead easy to alter if you have any crit. Also uploaded our own background image at:

http://{****REMOVE!***}images1.wikia.nocookie.net/dune/images/1/1f/Background.jpg

If you replace the fallout background URL on the (wisely protected) css file, that should work.

--DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 00:31, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

I cleaned up the wiki logo (Wiki.png) a bit (to get rid of those white pixels). Upload it as a new version and see what you think - crit is welcome.
http://dribble-sponge.co.uk/wiki.png --DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 21:06, November 13, 2009 (UTC)

Is the "?1" at the end of background.jpg in the css file necessary? If it has some sort of code purpose, then fair play - it's probably just a matter of refreshing or wikia re-loading or something. If not, can we try loosing it? --DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 15:05, November 14, 2009 (UTC)

I notice many of the items in the css are still labeled ".fallout-table" ".FO3-infobox" or ".fallout_navbox" etc. Now would be a good time to rename them to ".dune-table" etc. That way we can make them unique for this site and we can base any future templates on them without having to label the template component with a Fallout Wiki name. --Gardimuer 00:58, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Categories Discussion Edit

Here is my idea for the "Males" and "Male Characters" categories (and the same for "Females" and "Female Characters"):

I think you are right- "Males" is a useful general category because it can hold articles related to the strictly male organizations. But I think it would be a good idea to have a sub category within the "Males" category just for male characters.

The Fallout Wiki is a bit similar to this wiki in the amount of information it has, spanning many separate installments in the same series. They have a very complex category system of categories within categories. I think their character category system is a good example for character categories on this site. Let me know your thoughts on this.

Also; Thank you for the great new site design! :) --Gardimuer 14:34, November 14, 2009 (UTC)

Ah. I see. The Wookieepedia system is good. I will start converting the "character" categories to resemble that. The other ways of categorizing characters... by planet would be good. By movie/book series they appear in would also be helpful. Since some characters appear in many books... I'm not sure how that would work out. It might be simplest to have a "Characters by book" category and then in that category have pages that list all the characters that appear in certain books. Otherwise we would end up with characters like Duncan Idaho having 10 or more category tags. The individual character pages could be simply categorized by dune characters/expanded dune characters/video game characters.
I found this site when I was looking for a character quote. This site did not appear on the google search, but I was curious if there was a wiki, so I searched the Wikia listings. I suppose there is more than one wiki for this material, so that is hurting the search listing of this site on google. --Gardimuer 00:41, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Spice Opera Edit

What... the... Kull Wahad... There's great minds and all that, but this is silly. (You'd better delete the duplicate cover) --DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 17:45, November 14, 2009 (UTC)

No, I was listening to it on the way home and was thinking about doing the page, so I started on it, uploaded the cover (Dune - Spice Opera - Exxos.jpg) at 17:34, then went to the page... and there was a brand new article already there - that you created at 17:34... what!... what? ..... what!?
Looks good though --DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 18:00, November 14, 2009 (UTC)

fixed typo, but ... Edit

Hi MoffRebus,

Thought I should mention the following.


I fixed a small typo (well, 'grammar-o', I suppose :) ) by changing:

  Ten thousands years later during the time of the Ascension of House Atreides, Bandalong...

to:

 Ten thousand years later during the time of the Ascension of House Atreides, Bandalong...

(so, superfluous 's' removed)

At:

http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/Bandalong#History

But now there's a large rectangular piece of space on the left at the beginning of the History-paragraph which I don't know how to fix.

Thought I'd give you a heads up about this; I'd rather not try and fix it as I don't know how I caused it and don't want to make things worse.

Sorry about that!

regards,

Stewart

VERMILLION HELLS!!

Always wanted to say the phrase "Vermillion Hells" like Rhombur Vernius --Erasmus2 23:45, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

Need Help a hand a Blade Edit

I have lost a considerable amount of interest in Re-reading books for chapters and where I use to have 4 or 5 books open re-reading and interlocking moments and recalls of Dunechrono; I now do not even watch the DV's I read Paul of Dune and felt as though I had to Justify all the Harkonnen's originally stood for and what House Atreus became and ended up as. If were not tough enough I felt bad for the Matre Honre' as well as what did become of IX as well as Kaitiain It could be me but also I have come to get into Legends of the Seeker ( sorry) But I have always loved Frank and his son as well as Kevin Could I be burnt out? or should they allow something for us to make our own characters? and or perhaps delve into a mini animated series based on sub chapters? oh yeah I love anime as well please let your response alert be sent to my main email Namaste

Portals Ready? Edit

Hi,

Are the so-called Portals ready?

--Erasmus2 21:36, December 14, 2009 (UTC)

Wikis Edit

Funny, I'm visiting "Avatar" Wiki because my 18 year old son and I are going to see it this weekend, and reading about Dragon craft.

Be it Battlestar Galactica, Dune, Avatar... we all like to see and read the same thing.

--Erasmus2 11:10, December 17, 2009 (UTC)

Battle of Corrin: Hungarian Cover Edit

http://www.ekultura.hu/olvasnivalo/ajanlok/cikk/2006-04-30/brian-herbert-kevin-j-andrson-a-dune-a-corrini-csata

Look at this picture from the the Great Purge taken from the cover of the Hungarian version of the "Battle of Corrin"! Cool!

--Erasmus2 13:22, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

The page Enemy created Edit

My second favorite Paolo Edit

How about an article about Paolo -- from The Machine Crusade? --Erasmus2 04:26, January 2, 2010 (UTC)

Butlerian Jihad Edit

Hello Fellow Dune fans Winter has set upon us in North America and so my annual Reading of Butlerian Jihad, Machine Crusade & Battle of Corrin has Begun. I always find something new that sticks out, So far this time I am noticing Xaviers demeanor as the Cymeks get through and Land ...

Template acting up... Edit

Template:Main isn't working quite as it should. Filling in the boxes it looks like this:

Blue Glass Arrow Main article: [[Dune

|Dune

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When really it should look like this: (You can fix it easy enough in the WikiText with a quick " 1 = ")

Blue Glass Arrow Main article: Dune

Any idea what is up? Or is it a glitch with the new editor? (Are you finding the same with any other templates?) --DuneFish "Good fences make good neighbors." 18:05, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

Did You Know? Edit

Can you unlock the 'Did You Know' on the Front Page. I promise to be good, and not delete anything.

--Erasmus2 22:50, March 4, 2010 (UTC)

Greetings Edit

Hi Rebus, I'm apologize not to have written this message earlier, I did not know how to do it.

I'm working on Prad Vidal's biography, as well as I'm preparing one about the Ecazis Armand and Sanya. Do you remember what was the name of Armand's brother? I think it was Theo Ecaz, but I do not remember it exactly.

I link the biographies I made with XD links because they contain in the majority of cases, more valuable information and expanded one.


All best wishes,

Galo.

About re-editing of the pages I made Edit

Hi ! Thanks for your reply. I'm new here, and didn't know what the XD or DE meant, nor the limitation of the dunewiki (Frank Herbert only).
I'm also glad you found the already made Abulurd page for me, since I wanted to contribute by writing something about him, - and also like to read more about him especially. (I find his story quite intriguing, and I really like the guy).


However, if not Brian or/and Kevin are wrong, they call her Margot rAshino-Zea, not with "E". If you could look further into that issue, I'd be grateful.


It's kindof stupid I didnt knew about this page until recently. I've been a Dune fan since Westwood's Dune2 came out. (I'm 29 ys)


Thanks

Holtzman Edit

Hey, Can you fix the XD/DE for Holtzman. When you did the redirect to Tio Holtzman, it messed up on the top. I have been fiddling with it for an hour. I think the only way to fix it is to reverse the redirect back to Holtzman/XD.

E2

Inconsistancies Edit

dasI need some asssitance on Norma Cenva and Aurelius Venport entreis. I am reading the books right now, and in Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, it shows that Aurelius Venport is Norma's father. But in Dune: The Machine Crusade it says that Aurelius is only 10 years Norma's elder, and by the end of the book, they are lovers.Soon to be married. This is an inconsistancy.



Also, at the end of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, Norma has only one son, Adrian Venport, as Aurelius and Zufa Cenva die. At the beginning of Dune: The Machine Crusade, She has one elder son, two daughters, and two younger sons. Where do the children come from?



Please help? How should this be entered into the entries? I don't know how to add headings..

E-mail me if you would please. Healer_Aedui@Yahoo.com

Stormwalker03 15:16, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

Password Stolen? Edit

Can you see if the computer that I allegedly deleted all that info about the Butlerian Jihad/XD was from the usual computer that I use? Obviously I would never delete info about the Butlerian Jihad. Compare the computer that the deletion was done from to other users on the Wiki. I would like to know who it was.

Very rarely do I EVER want information or pages deleted, and usually protest vehemently when it occurs.

--Erasmus2 23:41, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

I started a page before I created an account. Could someone please delete it for me? Edit

Could you please delete this page: http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/User:97.104.56.19 ? I started a page before I created an account. I'm creating an account now. :)

Favicon.ico Edit

The current favicon for this wiki (the little icon that shows up in bookmarks and page tab when a user is viewing this site) has white pixels around its edges. It is noticeable in browsers that are darker colored. If you think it would be ok, I'd like to upload a cleaner version. A slightly darker version of this "Venus" icon was what I had in mind: [1] Do you think it's a good idea? ~ Gardimuer { ʈalk } 01:46, June 15, 2010 (UTC)

We need your Dune input! Edit

I’m the Online Marketing Manager for ReelzChannel (TV about Movies) and I am interested in including you in our coverage of the upcoming Dune movie. At ReelzChannel, we’re all about keeping fans well-informed about the movies and actors they’re interested in. Right now, our site and TV audience is excited about the upcoming Dune movie and we want to connect them with the leading voices in the Dune community. Your site stands out as a great example of fan support for this long-lived franchise. If you’re game, I’d like to connect you to our managing editor, who’s looking to gather opinions for some upcoming web/TV features. For starters, she’s given me these questions, which you can either answer via email or a phone interview, whatever’s easiest:

  • Pierre Morel has said that he plans to make a movie that is faithful to the original novel by Frank Herbert. As an insider, we need to know from you, can this be done?
  • What happened with the Lynch movie?
  • Was the Sci-Fi series a better interpretation?
  • Are there scenes that are integral to the story that were not covered in either prior production?
  • Are there standout actors that are perfect for certain roles?

Her goal is to use these answers in an article, what we hope will be the first in a series of coverage for the upcoming movie, that would include links to your site and other attributions. We also want to give you the chance to help shape our coverage. What content would you like to see the upcoming movie? What questions do you have for the cast and crew? We can’t promise answers, but we can promise to ask the questions! VStubella 22:07, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

Hi and thanks for the welcome. Edit

I am also a Wiki Inclusionist and could use some help editing some of the pages I've changed and created, adding links and moving parts to "behind the scenes". Any changes I've made I can cite "quotes" if needed from the original Dune books, I always verify the info can be inferred from those original sources. I know you are probably very busy but I'd like the touch up you've made on my past edits to continue when you have a chance. I know if I've changed it to original dune there should be an original unaltered page for dune encyclopedia and or expanded dune. Thanks for your help in advance.

Hello, "MoffRebus"! :)

Could you, please, aid me in my 'craze' of DELETING my *very first* post here?... :( It's this photo:

http://dune.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dune_I_de_Frank_Herbert.jpeg.jpg

As you can see, I badly typed the extension of the file, as well as the comment! :(

P.S. I'll re-upload it, but more... normally. :) I have an entire album! :D And... you could increment the "Delete own post / file" option here, you know. :P

Thank you, in advance!

Hello again, MoffRebus! :)

I'm sorry, but this is NOT what I meant. What I meant was to delete the file and comment altogether, so that I might start over. I mean, aestethically, it looks bad as it is. ::(

Thank you for patience,... again. :D

Main PageEdit

Hey, would you guys mind if I switch around the main page so that an Ad fits better in the right column? I won't change any content, just the organization of the elements on the main page. Let me know. Sorry I gotta add the Ad, Wikia's orders.  PORTERFIELD  00:33, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Dune games Edit

So you're admin here? :-) Is this wiki designed for the video games? I can't really find much information about specific game topics, except House Ordos which I now know was mentioned in the Dune Encyclopedia. Are such pages welcome on this wiki? They are clearly non-canon, and the main categories seems to be related to books only.

--MrMamen 21:42, February 8, 2012 (UTC)

Demi-SiblingsEdit

I think the term half-sibling should be replaced with demi-sibling (demi-brother, demi-sister) like in the Dune glossary. There should also be an article added about the term. I don't know how to proceed or I'd do it myself.Hotspur23 18:59, May 16, 2012 (UTC)

Ownership IssueEdit

Hello, I just joined the Dune Wikipedia here...

I was wondering how I can set the licensing info on one of the pictures I just uploaded.

I posted a Seitch Picture and a Rossak Picture I painted and only had the option to place ownership on the seitch painting.

how can I set ownership to the Rossak one???

Thanks

Ken Hopmans

Related Videos ModuleEdit

Hi, my name is Nic and I'm a member of the Wikia Content Development Team. As you may have seen on many wikis such as Call of Duty, there is a new module for the right hand column that displays related videos to the Wiki. This is a new feature that we want to place on your wiki, would you be cool with allowing this? The module can be seen on any page, here is an example - Wagnike2 (talk) 23:02, August 21, 2012 (UTC)

Checking in Edit

Hello,

I wanted to get in touch and see how things are going on your wiki. I am a staff member here at Wikia, and I noticed that your wiki was growing at a great rate but has slowed down recently. Did you run into an issue or is there something you need help with? We have lot of help on our community wiki, staff blog and in the help pages. We also run a monthly webinar series which you can find here. We will be focusing on how to create a great main page, so if you want to join next month you can register here. Growing a wiki can be a big endeavor, but it looks like you had a great start! Let me know any further help you may need so you can continue to be successful. Cheers, --Sarah@Wikia (help forum | blog) 18:20, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

ChairdogsEdit

I just discovered that this is a link between Dune (at least the expanded universe by Brian) and Frank's old novel Whipping Star. I am wondering if this establishes them to be in a shared universe?

I don't recall if chairdogs were mentioned in the core books by Frank Herbert or not. I only noticed this overlap because I happened to read Whipping Star lately, right before finishing Battle of Corin and moving on to begin Hunters today. If they were, I'd like to add a reference to them, but otherwise, I think we could at least use that to establish that Brian's expanded universe has some references to Frank's other novels and that he may have been trying to incorporate them into some kind of shared setting.

This makes me wonder if other references might've been dropped. Whipping Star's the only Herbert novel I've read outside the Dune series so far, so I wouldn't be able to recognize them. This is also incredibly subtle. I think the only reason I noticed it was because chairdogs got mentioned repetitively in Whipping Star (whereas they might just be a passing reference in Hunters, dunno, just began).

I'm wondering if there could be some kind of project for reading Frank's other stand-alone scifi novels and searching for minutiae that, if not included in the core Dune books, may have been included in Brian's books, possibly done as easter egg tributes to his dad's less known works. +Yc 13:20, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

ArchiveEdit

I was wondering would it be okay if I made archival sub-pages (to be linked at top) for talk page content here from 08/09/10? Would help narrow it down to more recent 11/12/13 convos. +Yc 15:37, May 1, 2013 (UTC)

RE: Welcome message Edit

RE: Welcome message

Thank you for reminding me to sign up. It turns out I already had a username on this wiki. I recently made an edit to the Litany Against Fear page. I like the color palette of this site.

Is there a way I can have my contribution added to this account?

Raddmiral (talk) 23:42, August 20, 2013 (UTC)

I'm a screwup sometimes and quite tired. Edit

1.6 million apologies for dropping File:MENIL HEADSHOT-FRONT.JPG into the main photo page... HONESTLY though it was the edit page for MY profile...

Diminish / Delete / Deface at your discretion.

Siddartha999 (talk) 02:12, November 12, 2014 (UTC)

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