My original decision was to block you for two weeks because of the "deityhood" nonsense. Now that I examine your older edits, I see that you have always been needlessly moving and removing articles. I and other editors will now have to fix (read: undo) all of these many changes to restore the wiki to where it was. Because of this, and because of your inability to work well with our other editors, I have decided to block you for one year.
I hate to do this because you obviously enjoyed working here but it is the best decision for the wiki as a whole.
I've noticed you making a lot of edits where you change the standard accepted terms "god", "goddess", and "demigod" into the neutralized term "deity." The terms "god" and "goddess" (lowercase) are acceptable terms when referring to deities in the Xenaverse. The word "deity" is very, very rarely uttered in the show. There is no need for arbitrary political correctness in the scope of this wiki. "God" and "goddess", as well as the terms "demigod/demigoddess", "godhood/goddesshood", and the like are acceptable if referring to a specific deity whose gender is already defined.
"The terms "god" and "goddess" (lowercase) are acceptable terms when referring to deities in the Xenaverse.": When referring to an actual god (male deity) and actual goddess (female deity). "The word "deity" is very, very rarely uttered in the show.": But it is used though. That is the point. "There is no need for arbitrary political correctness in the scope of this wiki.": Less concerned with political correctness than technical correctness. After all political correctness has not always been "correct". " God and goddess, as well as the terms demigod/demigoddess, godhood/goddesshood, and the like are acceptable if referring to a specific deity whose gender is already defined.": I know that.
"I'm not going to turn this into some debate on pedantry.": I am not trying to turn this into a debate on pedantry as well.
"This wiki isn't the place for it.": True. "I will continue correcting articles to make them more in-line with the flavor of the show.": What is "the flavor of the show", according to you?
In this context, "The flavour of the show" refers to keeping the language on our wiki consistent with the language that was used on the shows. As an admin, I'm not in the habit of correcting the basic word use of our editors. That said, "deityhood", though in use by some other fandoms, is not technically a word and on this wiki it should not be used. Thanks, Scott
You need to remember that this wiki is intended to reflect the flavor of the Xenaverse. It does not matter that, in reality, "god" is masculine and "goddess" is feminine. In the Xenaverse, the term "god" is used in the same context as the word "deity" is in real life, and "godhood" simply refers to the state of possessing god-like powers. There are many, many instances where female members of the pantheon are referred to both as "god" and "goddess." To point out an out-of-universe example, in the Slayers universe, the creator of the universe is called the "Lord of Nightmares" but is female. It doesn't matter that "Lord" is masculine. In that universe, and thus within the official wiki, she is referred to with the title "Lord." The same goes for this wiki. "God" is an acceptable term for either gender, regardless of its stricter connotations in the real world.
"deityhood" is not appropriate to use. There may be occasions where it is appropriate to use "deity" but for the most part, "god" or "goddess" is probably more appropriate based on their usage in the shows.
"You need to remember that this wiki is intended to reflect the flavor of the Xenaverse.": I know that. "It does not matter that, in reality, 'god' is masculine and 'goddess' is feminine.": I disagree but never mind that for the moment. " In the Xenaverse, the term 'god' is used in the same context as the word 'deity' is in real life, and 'godhood' simply refers to the state of possessing god-like powers.": But the term deity and/or variations is/are (I can't remember every instance offhand I admit) used in the mythos. Deityhood is a gender neutral term for godhood and goddesshood. "There are many, many instances where female members of the pantheon are referred to both as 'god' and 'goddess'.: True. "To point out an out-of-universe example, in the Slayers universe, the creator of the universe is called the 'Lord of Nightmares' but is female.": Sometimes women are shown to demand being addressed in a masculine manner as a form of respect e.g. Hunter J in Pokemon. Also the character could have a non-binary or fluid gender identity (being both male and female at the same time- Loki would be an example of this). "It doesn't matter that 'Lord' is masculine.": Seemingly in that instance. "In that universe, and thus within the official wiki, she is referred to with the title 'Lord'.": Isn't there a multiverse construct within the fiction? "The same goes for this wiki.": In some instances. Not all. "
'God' is an acceptable term for either gender, regardless of its stricter connotations in the real world.": Not the most accurate or precise term though. Just saying. Just to note that world is a narrow scope of the extent of the reality as there is a greater solar system, galaxy and ultimately universe if not more out there. Just pointing out.
Hi! I would like to thank you for your obvious hard work on improving this Wiki, it is very much appreciated whilst Scott, Tim and I have been absent from here. Just would like to mention that I can assure you that there is no need to go over pages that I have recently created and feel the need to change the information on them; they fit perfectly with the manual of style for the XWP performers pages. My next mission is to create a manual of style for us all to follow on here, so that we can all keep the site even more consistent and tidy. Thanks again for your hard work! Harrison Preston 00:19, December 21, 2014 (UTC)
No, not at all! But the edits that you are currently making on the pages that I have recently created are unnecessary - removing the templates for Xena: Warrior Princess text from the main Infobox and the beginning line of each article, and replacing with XWP will only make the Wiki look more "lazy". I do feel that the whole title of the shows name being seen on an article makes quite a bit of difference. That is all, but you have done anything wrong! Harrison Preston 00:28, December 21, 2014 (UTC)
But the name of most "real world" media (such as a television show) is always written in italics on Wikipedia, and most other large and tidy Wikias. The golden rule to any Wikia-building is consistency and tidiness, something that I strive to do when creating templates, the tense in which I write and general editing on a Wikia. However, you seem to be working your way through articles that I have created recently and undoing this, which I find completely unnecessary?
Thank you. I do not want to oversight the cleaning and looking after you have done to this Wiki. Me, Tom and Scott have built this Wiki for so many years now, that somewhere along the line, we seem to have moved onto other things and unknowingly parted from our project. I cannnot speak for the other two, I'm sure they will be back soon, but I hope to have a little more time on my hands now and get back in the swing of getting around some DIY myself on here. I have looked through your edits and have seen your numerous punctuation and grammar corrections, of which I'm very greatful, too. That is something that has always been a problem on this Wiki, usually through spamming and 'one-time-editors'. Anyways, I hope we can edit well together, and here's to continuing to improve the largest Xena-Herc database on the net! Harrison Preston 00:58, December 21, 2014 (UTC)
Do you know if the Young Hercules wiki that has info on the young hercules show located here is a good resourse for this wiki: http://yhwiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page And could you contact one of the administrator on that wiki because I would like to edit on that website/ Thank you! Miss Allison 01:31, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
How can I contact the adminastors myself as well? They make it difficult. I might have someone in wikipedia loook into it. And in you opinion what is the best epsiodes Gabrielle uses her staff? Miss Allison 01:45, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
Looked into it. While there is a lot of missing information. The information there doesn't seem incorrect but I can't be certain (I admit I haven't seen Young Hercules, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess for a while but that doesn't mean I don't remember some details about characters, items, places, as well as the actual episodes.