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Narfil Palùrfalas, welcome!

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Maedhros' mother-name

Hello Narfil. Quick question about Maedhros. You have has mother name as Caitimo in the Sons of Fëanor entry, but as Maitimo in the Maedhros entry. Since I don't have the reference books in front of me, do you remember which is the right entry? Thanks for the help. --Ebakunin 18:41, 27 April 2006 (EDT)

Sorry. Maitimo is right. For some reason I have it in my head as Caitimo, but this is not correct. --Narfil Palùrfalas 20:42, 27 April 2006 (EDT)

Lay of Leithian

One of my current projects is working on the Lay of Leithian-related material on this site. I have thus far carried on the project by myself, finishing up a summary of every Canto on this day. I am trying to type out and post every canto, but it is very time-consuming. I was hoping that others who posses a copy of the Lays of Beleriand might help and finish the task. Also, thanks for the corrections, Ebakunin. --Narfil Palùrfalas 16:48, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

No problem. You're doing all the heavy lifting. I'm just cleaning up the crumbs. --Ebakunin 17:06, 6 May 2006 (EDT)
Hello, your doing a phenomenal job with the articles. I might have some text from the Lay of Leithian I can send you. If you want to either let me know what your email is or click "Preferences" to validate your email and then click to allow email from other users then I can send it that way. --Hyarion 18:18, 6 May 2006 (EDT)

Aulë's Valarin Name

Narfil, would you please double-check Aulë's Valarin name? On my browser it looks like this: A3ûlêz. Notice the number 3. Thanks. --Ebakunin 12:46, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

The number '3' is on purpose; the spirant equivalent of 'g'. See for an explanation. --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:54, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
Actually I think the 3 was just there because of the inability to render the correct symbol. Aȝûlêz should be correct if I'm not mistaken. --Hyarion 12:57, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
On my browser whatever you put in showed as an empty square. --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:58, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
Odd, the second character is a yogh and renders fine on my screen. I'll look into it. --Hyarion 13:02, 14 May 2006 (EDT)
After some searching, I found the HTML codes for upper and lower case yoghs: Ʒ and ʒ, as in Aʒûlêz. See the edit page for the actual codes ;-)
Edit: I see, though, that the codes don't work on MicroSocks' IE. *rolls eyes* --Earendilyon 15:40, 14 May 2006 (EDT)

More Maps

Narfil, could you make a map of Númenor using MS Fireworks? I really like what you did with Gondolin. Thanks. --Ebakunin 18:23, 11 June 2006 (EDT)

Sure. I'll get to work with that. By the way, don't expect the 3d Gondolin for another week or so. I was rather lazy with it last week. Now its just down to multi-replicating the houses to fit the many streets and roadways. Rather boring but time-consuming. --Narfil Palùrfalas 09:37, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
Done! Tell me what you think. The tree Tolkien drew, by the way. --Narfil Palùrfalas 18:41, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
I like it a lot. One small thing: could you use a standard font like Tahoma or Ariel for region and city names? The fantasy script is tough to read when its small type. --Ebakunin 18:56, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
I was thinking about changing the region font as it is hard to read. But if you do see the map full size the font on the cities isn't that small. If you try it full size and you still don't like it, I'll change it to Times New Roman or Ariel. Any other suggestions? --Narfil Palùrfalas 19:05, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
Love the map Narfil! When you view it at full size the text is fine by me. Keep up the great work! --Hyarion 21:32, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
I'd still like the cities to be in a more regular font. Most people are going to be looking at the map as an embedded image, rather than full screen. Just my two-cents. --Ebakunin 21:35, 12 June 2006 (EDT)
I can do that. But still, in my opinion it would be too hard to read the names as an embedded image even if they were regular font. I didn't think the font was too hard to read, unless it were the region titles, but then I thought it was large enough. But I'll do that. Thanks. Another thing, though. Now I'm wondering if the tree image is a bit much. Unless you view it full size it looks like someone spilled coffee on the edge or something. It would make it less fancy, but as it is a map I suppose that's fine. --Narfil Palùrfalas 21:39, 12 June 2006 (EDT)

User pics

I was just wondering, is it all right to upload pictures for your user page? --Narfil Palùrfalas 08:42, 16 June 2006 (EDT)

Yet again something that I have had on my mind but have yet to come to a conclusion on. I believe in the future we should set a limit to how many non-Tolkien images can be uploaded but as long as you are using them on your user page, and you don't have 100 of them on there, and your not using the site as an image hosting service (like uploading them but linking to them from other sites and not using them on pages here) then I think we are fine as space is not a problem. --Hyarion 10:31, 16 June 2006 (EDT)

Years Articles

Hello, go ahead and hold off on converting any more year articles. I was playing around with the Fourth Age last night and unfortunately it doesn't seem like we'll be able to do my 'include trick' I was hoping to. I'm kind of liking having the titles non-abbreviated, although Years of the Lamps 100 does seem rather long. In the end I suppose we can always have redirects to all of the non-abbreviated titles. --Hyarion 11:36, 27 July 2006 (EDT)

I just noticed that yesterday, July 29, only one person edited - and that was a non-member signing the Google petition. Is that supposed to tell us something, do you think? --Narfil Palùrfalas 12:24, 30 July 2006 (EDT)

Early return

Welcome back! Just was curious the reason for your early return, I hope you're vacation didn't get spoiled. It's glad to have you back though. --Hyarion 22:18, 11 August 2006 (EDT)

No, it didn't get spoiled. You see (or, I suppose, you do not), we have five children in my family, all younger than I. We had rented a small cabin in the woods (well, within a stone's throw of seven other identical cabins), expecting to be there until the thirteenth. But all of us were practically bored that time (and it rained a little), so we saw no reason to stay any more than two nights, which we did, and returned to spend the rest of our vacation time taking trips from the home. So, I'm technically still on vacation, though no longer away from my computer all day and night. I'll probably be gone much of today, but I'll be back tonight. --Narfil Palùrfalas 08:52, 12 August 2006 (EDT)

Image categorization

Hello Narfil, good idea on classifying those images. Do you think a category for images created in Bryce/Fireworks/etc may be too much? What do you think about a CG images or Computer generated images or CGI or something similar category? Otherwise we'd have to add Maya/Photoshop/Photodraw/Paint/etc. Just a thought. --Hyarion 02:24, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

You're right. But I do think we should distinguish between what, for instance, Bryce does, which is computer generating, and what Fireworks does, graphics, which is like Photoshop only more vector-oriented. --Narfil Palùrfalas 18:29, 13 August 2006 (EDT)

Moving page

  • I knew about the talk page moving as well so dw lol. And yes i have, i've been at home alot with nothing to do :'( Jasca Ducato 15:38, 4 September 2006 (EDT)