Hi Jaxter, I saw your recent blog post regarding that Youtube user's plagiarism of content from Xenopedia's articles, and I was wondering if you happened to notice if he had mentioned anything from my personal speculation or headcanon in any of his Youtube videos.
I don't know if you've had a good look at any of my blog posts yet, and obviously I'm not going to ask you to do so or if you have, to rewatch his videos and see if he has mentioned anything from them or not, but just to be aware of this in case you decide to have more of a look at what he's done because if he has, then I wouldn't mind setting aside some time to make sport of creatively ass-ramming that charlatan's flashy little Youtube op.
Well if he is using content directly from articles without first editing it to make it appear as if it is his original work, then I'm surprised he didn't even bother to reference Xenopedia when doing so, though does he still come across as trying to portray the information as purely the result of his own independent research, or do you think he might just be honest but lazy and ignorant of source referencing?
Hi Jaxter, I've noticed that Xenopaedia is lacking articles for several of the NECA Predator figures that have interesting backstories, now I've already asked TheCreatureSlayer if they were interested in creating those new articles since they've been a real go-getter there lately, but they said they'd probably get around to it later.
So I figured you might be interested in creating those articles, the NECA figures and their backstories are pretty kickass and would make a great addition, as well as giving their entries in my new Yautja blog post something substantial to link to.
Here is a link to the conversation I was having with TCS about this, it lists the specific NECA figures, as well as other alterations that could be made to the ranking and clan sections of the main Yautja article.
Haha don't worry, they can't accuse you of proxy editing, Xenopaedia is an open online encyclopaedia, not some kind of bigoted Diogenes Club.
Its purpose is simply to feature articles containing all known official information regarding those franchises, have a look at the backstories featured on the boxes of those NECA Predator figures, they're full of interesting and relevant information, now I don't recall creating those Predator figures and their backstories myself, by all appearances it seems to have been NECA would you believe!
You could contact FANDOM staff and let them know that Xenopaedia's admin are actually preventing you from making worthwhile editing contributions, simply because of their petty schoolgirl cootie-calling antics, and expect a response in your favour. Though if you don't then maybe I'll just let them stew in their cortisole-ridden juices for a bit longer, maybe I'll talk some more elsewhere, see how many talk pages of Xenopaedia users I can get sir Snuggie® to post his nannying comments on hahaha .
Anyway have you had a look at my new Yautja blog post, what do you think?
Hello again Jaxterhammer, I've seen the recent activity on Xenopaedia's dorsal spines article and I would say that whilst the increasing amount was implemented in Aliens versus Predator: Extinction simply as a visual indicator of in-game upgrades (I would say in-universe as an indication of caste maturity), I honestly don't see how this conflicts with anything preexisting in the lore and the source that Leigh mentioned with the Queen having no more spines than a Warrior, is just an irrelevant/obsolete and superficial design element, made by someone who had not yet considered that the element of Xenomorph dorsal tubes could be used indicate caste maturity by increasing their number.
And besides, Xenomorph XX121 is clearly a very mutable organism which would make it less necessary to omit the reference from Aliens versus Predator: Extinction, that was only in soft conflict with other sources, and a wiki article should really feature information from all official sources anyway.
So no I personally wouldn't see anything wrong with that reference being on the dorsal spines article and with regard to canon priority, I honestly think it is a feasible element that serves to increase the complexity of Xenomorph biology, also those two are a bit nutty with some topics from the franchise, or at least get their kicks baiting other editors by bringing up dull, minor controversies and then trying to stir them up by talking to each other as if they're going to go wild on the wiki and change official canon with some pisspot lore.
They kept talking about wanting to merge the Drone and Warrior articles because they want to follow some oversimplified source which hypothesises that they are the same caste with Drones being juveniles of the Warrior caste, so I had to explain to them exactly why that school of thought does nothing to enhance the franchise.
Hi Jaxterhammer, I saw your message on Reaperj743's Xenopaedia talk page where you mention that Leigh Burne has a very in-depth headcanon on Xeno castes and I would be interested if you could link to where I can read that.
Now if you're wondering why I messaged you here instead then that is because at the moment my wiki profile is prevented from editing there (don't ask), but that doesn't mean I can't still enjoy chatting with other AvP enthusiasts.
Anyway I figured that since you also have such a well developed interest in the AvP franchises, it occurred to me that you might enjoy reading some of my blog posts on various topics such as comprehensive classification systems and speculative analysis, have a look and let me know what you think:
Well anyway you might also be interested in a recent update using the neater and more organised table format for the weapons section of my Yautja blog post, including pictures of both the Yautja weapons as well as those of the most comparable human weapons.