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Top 5 Most Popular pages

Top 5 Most Popular Characters/Gods/Races

  1. Manta
  2. Celiose Cole
  3. Moogle
  4. Snoutwit
  5. Praxer Riose

Top 5 Most Popular Settings/Cities/Nations

  1. Guardia
  2. Zhanduril
  3. Alter-Mana
  4. Medina
  5. Valleyville

Top 5 Most Popular Technology/Organizations/Histories/Other Stuff

  1. Grand Army
  2. KN Series
  3. Dragon Kings
  4. The Great War
  5. MerthCorp

Top 5 Most Popular Meta Articles

  1. The Figgies
  2. Mega
  3. Current Events
  4. List of Gods
  5. Kupopolis Neo

Top 5 Most Requested pages


  • Top 5 most requested characters:
  1. Irzoile Ricrot
  2. Model Steinmetz
  3. Marathon
  4. Torstensson Lenart
  5. Theodore Orville Halberg
  • Top 5 most requested gods:
  1. Rainere
  2. Tyr
  3. Fate
  4. Seliane
  5. Dorian
  • Top 5 most requested species:
  1. Gant
  2. Valkyrie
  3. Zevin
  4. Mystics
  5. Reptites


  • Top 5 Most requested cities:
  1. Baron
  2. Centwerp
  3. Fabul
  4. Toroia
  5. Tasnicaport
  • Top 5 Most requested nations:
  1. Kuvalla
  2. Baron
  3. Fabul
  4. Toroia
  5. Damcyan
  • Top 5 Most requested celestial objects/dimensions:
  1. Kuvalla
  2. Carrion
  3. Esper III
  4. Dragon III
  5. Crystal III

... Things?

  • Top 5 Most requested Military Organizations:
  1. Republic Marine Corps
  2. SRAN/Sky Riders Aerospace Navy
  3. Esper Union Aerospacy
  4. Esperian Ground Forces
  5. Luftwaffe
  • Top 5 Most requested Political Organizations/articles:
  1. New Wraith
  2. Verund Cenrum
  3. Xenos
  4. Unbound
  5. Prime Minister, Tasnican
  • Top 5 Most requested Cultural/Religious articles:
  1. Taznikanze
  2. Rainericism
  3. Tahranism
  4. Aesimond
  5. Elementalism (Mana)
  • Top 5 Most requested events/histories:
  1. Robotics Tournament
  2. War of the Magi
  3. War of Threes
  4. Dawn Revolution
  5. Ticonderan Civil War
  • Top 5 Most requested Technologies:
  1. JetBike
  2. Magitek
  3. Cylinder
  4. Leash
  5. Ultima

--Re-redesign of Wanted Pages courtesy of Scen 03:07, 29 September 2007 (PDT)

Open Discussions

Security Issues (last chapter)

There will be no further instances of Wikispam. Yesterday I looked up some code on the MediaWiki website, and passed it along to Mike to implement. The long and short of it is that from now on, only Sysops can create accounts. While Mike was doing that, I went in on the WikiSysop user name and banned all of our fake usernames that have been piling up and cluttering our boards ever since we first got targetted. So past offenders can't come back, and new spammer-names can't be created. I think we're in the clear from now on. What this means, though, is that from now on anybody who wants to create a new account is going to have to go through a Sysop. The Sysops are Mike, Jippy and Jerry (I think?). I can also help, since I have access to the Sysop password. The next step should be taking out some of the trash and reducing the clutter on our user list. But for now I'm content with the victory as we have it. If anyone was accidentally banned from the user list (though I'm fairly sure I managed to skim out only the fake names), let me know. You can email me, IM me, or send me a private message through the main Kupop boards. --Scen 18:20, 19 January 2009 (PST)

**SECURITY ISSUES II: THE REVENGE (this time, it's personal!)**

So now we are being hit by MMO-gold spammers. I think that it is high time we required admin approval to create wiki accounts. We already require that a person have an account in order to make edits/create articles; this, I think, is the next logical step. If it would help, I would volunteer to take on the responsibility of approving/denying account requests. --Scen 01:09, 19 August 2008 (PDT)

  • Spammer struck again. CAN WE PLEASE delete the spammer's account and restrict Wiki access so that only approved accounts can edit/add articles? --Scen 23:14, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

**Security Issues**

The recent breach of security on the Wiki is a huge concern for all of us. Let's talk about ways to keep little snots like "Admin" from catching us with our pants down again -- because as much as I loved spending all day reversing that innane little turdwipe's random changes, in an ideal world we shouldn't have to worry about pissants like that trodding on all our hard work. So, here I'd like for us to discuss ways to protect the wiki, and maybe have a followup on what's been done as far as tracking "Admin" down and letting him know that he picked the wrong IS to mess with. --Scen 17:24, 29 August 2006 (CDT)

I spoke to Dusty and asked him to block Admin, although the blocklist still remains empty. --Xstryker 07:45, 30 August 2006 (CDT)

Well, when I spoke to Mike, he said that Dustin's sabotage of Admin's account in the database may have done something funky that prevented Mike from outright blocking him. ... Also... I'm not sure how much good a banned template will do  :-p half of the back-and-forth between Admin and I was the writing/erasing of "this user is banned" across several user pages. It strikes me that the template would be just as easy to erase. --Scen
  • That's besides the point. The point of the template is that you put it on his page AFTER he is banned. --Xstryker 10:51, 30 August 2006 (CDT)
Well, then it's even less useful :-p What we should be talking about here is methods to stop things like this from happening again. A banned template won't really help in that. Blocking Admin's user account is a start, but along with that we need to dig up all the IP addresses Admin used and block those as well -- from what I understand, that involves Dustin reversing his DOG SHIT TACO attack in order to pull the IP addresses out of the database. We should also ensure that no new accounts can be created without the approval of either Mike or Dustin. --Scen 08:43, 6 September 2006 (CDT)
  • ::headdesk:: Neither will having an article on Guardia, but that doesn't mean it's not worth having. I merely mentioned the existence of the template as tangential side-note. --Xstryker 15:53, 6 September 2006 (CDT)

Community Projects

Let's use this space to discuss projects to work on.

Template Talk.

So, I went through my Kupopolis career resume for Figgy noms and IW wins, and spent a good chunk of time (on the clock!) adding them to my Wiki user profile -- as I think everyone should do, because a little patting-of-the-self-on-the-back never hurt anyone. But as I'm sure anyone who hops over to my wiki user profile can see, the spacing is really strange. So, Adam, or others suitably proficient in Wiki-Fu: what the F? How do I get it back to normal spacing after putting up a template merit badge like that? You might be able to see that I tried using line breaks to divvy up my badges by Figgies season, but it doesn't seem to want to show up the way I mean it to show up. Help? --Scen 19:53, 26 September 2006 (CDT)

  • Check it out. Not 100% perfect, but a big improvement. --Xstryker 21:07, 26 September 2006 (CDT)
    • That is a little better... but I'm wondering why the template's spacing is weird like that. --Scen 21:10, 26 September 2006 (CDT)

Members Alliance Congress

I think it would be great if everyone could take a few minutes and start filling out the section on the alliance congress page with at least a backbone of names of delegates from each member nation.

Since the AC is by definition an interactive element, I think it would be immensely helpful to have a list of members (and, hopefully, at some point bio pages on said characters). --JD 16:25, 25 September 2006 (CDT)

Please? Even just the head MAC will do. --Celiose 01:52, 24 October 2006 (CDT)

The Quest to End the Red

By year's end, if not sooner, I plan to have all of the red Wiki article links that I am responsible filled in with useful, non-meta content. I challenge all other active Kupop writers to do the same. --Scen 13:44, 22 September 2006 (CDT)

All the Guardian character links are now blue. The Quest continues. --Scen 21:37, 22 September 2006 (CDT)
Today is December 15, my last day at work before the winter break. I was out ill yesterday, but I am soldiering through the last day today. Tomorrow begins the last 16 day stretch in the quest to end the red. I intend to post at least two new articles each day from now until New Year's Eve. It was pointed out to me by someone back in September that the quest itself may be self-defeating, because of the tendency to create new red links whenever we write new articles. But so be it! I will, at the very least, hold to two new articles per day from the 16th on through year's end. I challenge others to do the same!! --Scen 11:18, 15 December 2006 (CST)
I see your challenge, and raise you an additional two articles per day. G'wah! Four articles per days! Also, there's a strong chance I might be drunk right now.--Nick 12:55, 15 December 2006 (CST)
The quest, she ends in failure!!!! The ongoing struggle to fill out the wiki goes on, but as the year turns across all time zones tonight, my personal goal of ending the red in my portfolio stands uncompleted. --Scen 00:52, 1 January 2007 (CST)

kupop image hosting

  • moved from main page

Okay, so Matt came up with the idea that we should have someplace to upload images to, for embedding in wiki pages. (maps, illustrations, flags, etc etc). To that end, I set up an image shack account everyone is free to use. There's no login or password, just a link you use when you want to log in over there:

Use this link

Note that you can also upload images to image shack without logging in/registering, but if we all use one account, it will keep track of all the kupop-related images in one place. (Handy, especially if we ever decide to move them all to a different server)

Kupopolis Mapping Project

Related to the above: I'm still working on my Kupopolis Mapping Project. At the moment I have nation maps of Eblan, Mysidia and Surgate completed, and a full-dimensional map of the Light Dimension (finally reconciling the existing separate maps of Eastern Light and Ticondera) that, per Adam's approval a while back, is official and ready to go. Anyone who wants to see the maps I've done or who has anything for me to work from so the mapping project can get a lay of the entire Web of Worlds, please do let me know, or reply here. Scen 00:09, 10 August 2006 (CDT)

I totally found the original map of Triangle I drew back in 1999 or so, when I was packing crap at my other house last weekend. Also, the original map of blaenau gwent. --JD 02:45, 10 August 2006 (CDT)
I'm debating on starting an interactive kupop map done in flash--one that would show not just the words, but the different "dimensions" solar systems. It would also let you save new locations to the map--but its kind of a big project to undertake and I don't like putting locational constraints on the Kupopolis universe. What do you guys think? Michael 03:00, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
That sounds like it would be pretty sweet, but a lot of work. I assume you'd be drawing all new maps and stuff so that it would look all good together? Yeah, awesome but also a lot of work. --JD 12:36, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
Locational Constraints??? I think it's less about "constraints" than about lending a small touch of realism to the story by being able to tell where things are in relation to each other. ... but as to what you're planning: how's Google: Kupopolis coming along?  :-D --Scen 15:46, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
I don't know what he meant by constraints either. I just corrected the typo. --JD 15:54, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
Wow I'm good at signing things I sign them all over the place. --JD 17:46, 2 October 2006 (CDT)
...almost started! I'll get right on this when i become a pro at XML/php/flash-driven web applications. Which should be in a month. --[I forget how to stick in my name I go take a shower now]


I think there's a lot of value in including links to relevant posts at the bottom of an article. To make an external link, use single square brackets instead of double square brackets. Don't forget the http:// - it's vital.

I have started posting stuff from my lengthy 1999-2001 Kupopolis archive at http://kupopolis.blogspot.com. --Xstryker 15:55, 6 September 2006 (CDT)


There's a lot of discussion about religion lately. Which gods are considered part of the Web Pantheon? Should the religion portal be folded into the culture portal? Can we sum up each of the Web's relgions with a philosophy that represents their overall point of view? Should gods be treated like regular characters?

Barring some bizarre retcon I'm not aware of, the Web Pantheon is exactly how it's listed on here, except for maybe one more neutral I may or may not retcon in. I'm treating Chrystalis as something in-between a god and a regular character, but she's always been a rather special case. I also think religion's important enough to have its own portal, but that's just me. --Aurora 08:39, 19 August 2006 (CDT)


Since Neo is over, the number of articles we can create on various topics is finite. Did religion play enough of a role to get its own portal? Did culture? I think for Kupopolis Neo, we should roll Religion into Affiliations and Culture into Geography. I also favor splitting Artifacts into Magic and Technology.


Who wants to be the first to get us some wikipedia style infobox templates?

Xstryker 16:57, 1 August 2006 (CDT)

OK, I made one. Check out Template:Communist Protectorate or see it in action on the Communist Protectorate page.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get the Color and Image parameters to work when I copied Template:NavigationBox from Wikipedia. --Xstryker 11:06, 22 August 2006 (CDT)

Character Template

I made a character template at Template:Infobox. For some reason, I cannot get #if statements to work correctly. See Alkar the Black for an example. --Xstryker 10:32, 30 August 2006 (CDT)

Also, this is a good time to discuss what should go into our character template, since I can't figure out how to make fields optional. --Xstryker 10:42, 30 August 2006 (CDT)

  • ok, I was trying to figure this out before, but how do I go about making a new page for templates? - Michael 23:18, 30 August 2006 (CDT)

Try putting Template:Blahblahblah in the search bar. It'll say this page doesn't exist, do you want to create it? To reference your newly created template, put inside curly braces: {{blahblahblah}} --Xstryker 07:41, 31 August 2006 (CDT)


Holy crap, I actually got this to work, sorta. Let's say you just made a new page for a character named John Surname. You want to put him in a bunch of categories, and you want him to appear under his last name. Here's a little two-step shortcut that is probably only going to be used by me.

At the bottom off the page, apply the catlist template with the sorted name first and all categories to be added as parameters thereafter. Something like this:

{{catlist|Surname, John|Baronians|Humans|Magic users|Rainerics|Villains|Writerguy's characters}}

Then hit "Show Preview". You'll see some wiki template commands that you need to copy from the preview display and paste over code that created them. They'll look like this:

{{subst:catsort|Baronians|Surname, John}}

{{subst:catsort|Humans|Surname, John}} 

{{subst:catsort|Magic users|Surname, John}} 

{{subst:catsort|Rainerics|Surname, John}} 

{{subst:catsort|Villains|Surname, John}} 

{{subst:catsort|Writerguy's characters|Surname, John}} 

{{subst:catsort|{{{8}}}|Surname, John}}

Remove the extra line breaks. Also, notice that last line with the {{{8}}} in it? Don't copy any lines that look like that - they appear as placeholders if you submit fewer than seven categories (actually I will bump that up to ten in just a minute). Then save the page, and now you have categories without having to type (or cut&paste) "Category:" or your character's sorted name ("Surname, John") over and over. --Xstryker 11:39, 18 September 2006 (CDT)

... Maybe it's just me, but it seems like re-typing (or copy-pasting) Category:Stuff over and over is a little simpler. --Scen 15:28, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
  • Like I said, this is mainly for me, because I'm generally the one that puts categories on characters and makes them sort by the last name. I can say from experience now that this is easier for me. --Xstryker 16:37, 18 September 2006 (CDT)

Kupopowiki has over 1000 posts

Yeah, you like that.--Celiose 03:25, 15 March 2007 (CDT)

General Discussion

Chat here. Or not.

Hey, why is the edit date on the Recent changes page set to Greenwich Mean Time? Xstryker 19:49, 31 July 2006 (CDT)

  • Because Mike is a British agent sent to ensure the interests of the Queen are adequately represented in Kupopolis. Scen 20:07, 31 July 2006 (CDT)
  • Its just the default time. Would you prefer me to stick it Pacific? Michael 22:03, 31 July 2006 (CDT)
    • Pacific, Central, or Eastern would be fine. Xstryker 22:24, 31 July 2006 (CDT)
      • ... UNLESS THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE QUEEN WANTS! Scen 05:53, 1 August 2006 (CDT)
        • Ok, the default time is built into the program as greenwich time, and the little hack on their site to change it doesn't work with our version. So Just change the time in the preferences, ok? Michael 04:26, 23 August 2006 (CDT)

So, should the links point to Alter Dragon or Alter-Dragon? Xstryker 09:19, 4 August 2006 (CDT)

  • Okay, I'm a nub and don't know how you guys are 'chatting' here (this is Nick btw). On the question, I've been guilty of being terribly inconsistent, using it both ways and such. Will try from now on to stick with precedent and use it was described on the story boards, with the hyphen. Alter-Dragon.--Nick 10:28, 4 August 2006 (CDT)
    • Jerry showed me how to use the timestamp. ignorance averted.--Nick 10:28, 4 August 2006 (CDT)
  • Been fooling around a bit with my special admin privliges that no one else has--consequently, I took off the "donations" link and added a imageshack link. Also, any future links to our donations page will refer to itself as "Give Moggie Monies". WikiSysop 05:01, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
  • Can one of the sysops get WikiMedia's Parser Functions installed? --Xstryker 23:12, 17 September 2006 (CDT)
    • Tried that a month ago when I attempted to make a formula to calculate kupop years on the wiki. Long story short, the parser functions aren't gonna work with our older version of the wikimedia program. --Michael 01:16, 18 September 2006 (CDT)
      • I thought this was for listing cats???/ Mine aren't even sorted yet. Also they ate all their damn alpo so I had to give them some of my good albacore tunas. --JD 15:31, 18 September 2006 (CDT)