Hi, Somarinoa! I'm part of this wiki's taxonomy project, and I've noticed you have created a new family in the wiki, Nagasuchus. It's not a great mess, but there are a couple of issues with this family:
The description could probably be cleaned up a bit. Important traits such as the long necks, short tails and vestigial or missing forelimbs should be indicated in the main description, rather than the additional information section.
While it's not a very strict rule in this wiki, as far as I know, family names should always end in the suffix "-idae" (unless they are meant to be higher or lower taxa that have the family rank in this wiki for different reasons, such as in Ankylosauria and Draconinae). Therefore, Nagasuchus would be a much better name for the family than Nagasuchidae.
Do you mind if we make these changes to the taxon page? (Note: the family would have to be changed from Nagasuchus to Nagasuchidae in the Dualitonce page if the name change happens, in order to prevent both pages from breaking) Also, in case you haven't done it already, I highly recommend you to read the revamped taxonomy guidelines before attempting to classify your creatures or just contributing to the project in any way.
In order to eliminate conflict with a real-life taxon, your creature(s) within Sicklidae are going to be reclassified. This is an approved action, and I am notifying all users active in the past year who are affected.
Great job on that Crux page, it was even more interesting then I originally thought it would be! I noticed on that page that The Banned are known to be members of the Crux; are the Banned related to The Permitted in some manner or are completely different?
Also, I've begun to post my stuff on Creativity Wiki, its even better then SporeWiki!
Thanks, glad you liked it. It's nice to finally describe this stuff; I have so many things I need to put up a lot of times I just kinda get stuck not knowing what to add next, haha. It also gives me something new to add to Creativity and my other personal wiki, Extraterrestrial Fanon Wiki, which is nice lol.
Yes, the Banned are related to both the Permitted and the Fittest. They are those few Permitted who got caught by the Tribunal scanners having associated with or taken aboard their vessels sapient races and were left to die after their engines permanently shut down, yet through some miracle survived. A small number of them, permanently exiled from their society, began to breed and started a society that allows them to associate them with sapient races. They have no empire of their own and so the individuals tend to join whatever associations they are interested in.
You know, there used to be a page for the Zomm but it looks like it suffered from a purge at some point.
The Zomm were left pretty hush-hush due to their importance to the old storyline for the Aurix that I had hoped would continue onwards but after Spore came out, no one wanted to play the forum story games anymore. The Zomm are one of The Ancients, the classification for the species that lived in the last galactic era (the "affiliation" includes the Azghora, Banned, Centro, Crozo, Cthalon, Dragoon, Fittest, Mnemosyne, Permitted, Qixis, Sculptors, Starriders, Vggdrassil, Yggdrassil, Voiasenso and the aforementioned Zomm), and they absolutely had a hand in the origin of the Aurix.
I always wanted to talk about them because they looked really sinister, are one part to a major event that occurred during The Ancients' time, and their technology involves powerful stasis fields and utilization of powerful neogenetic hybrids. Oh, and of course their ammunition and fuel for things was their own blood, which in terms of weaponry is forced out at such tremendous pressures that it turns into a cutting tool.
I can certainly explain the precise hand they had in the Aurix and what their fate is/was of course, if you want to hear about it. I've tried to get the Aurix game going again a few times and it hasn't picked up again so far, and they were supposed to be revealed in Chapter 21 or so, when all we got to was Chapter 7 after like two years of story, haha.
Great, I bet they have an interesting back story. I think I found that Aurix Forum that you are referring to. It was just getting good when everything just stopped, I didn't know there was more to the story, I assumed that was the end.
Wait, is your main website creativity wiki or is it something else? If it's Creativity Wiki, I've noticed it has far less of your content then Sporewiki. If you want, I could copy and paste your stuff from Sporewiki to Creativity Wiki, so you wouldn't have to worry about those pesky purges completely destroying all of your stuff.
Yeah, what happened was that Spore actually came out, and nobody played the Spore Forum games anymore. I had a rule about five votes per round at least, and it dropped to only one vote at that point, and then that one went away, too. So I really couldn't do anything.
It is Creativity Wiki. It doesn't have most of my SporeWiki content yet (heck, I think SporeWiki is actually missing most of my SporeWiki content... but maybe it's just a significant percentage at the moment) but it has a lot of content from numerous stuff I've worked on, like for Mega Man Fanon and a lot of original content of mine. There's more content than it looks like on there since I have notes on something like 400 characters on a single page. It's like a receptacle for everything of mine. Because other people post there I kind of feel bad for possibly flooding the site with content and making the other contributors only ever see my stuff on the feed. So I tend to only add one new piece of content there a day. It is starting to pick up pace, lately, though, and others are editing many times a day instead of every few days, so I may consider potential flooding.
If you feel like taking the time on helping me out, I'd certainly be definitely appreciative of it. =D Currently, it'll be like a year and a half probably before all these races on here are on there, lol...
Thanks! As thanks, I'll be posting up one of those new pages here tonight, haha... I'm thinking Crux, since there should be a large amount of race images for that affiliation. You're also welcome to post anything of your own on Creativity anytime you like (Spore or otherwise — you can even use it as a database bank for your content if you fear purges like I do — I won't be deleting people's content at all unless it's obvious bot vandalism or something). We're also working on increasing traffic flow there.
I'm a dedicated MSPaint user. =D I almost exclusively use MSPaint for art, though sometimes I draw on paper and photograph it/upload it (mainly for concept art & rough drafts, with photos used because I haven't owned a scanner since ~1999), and I occasionally use GIMP 2 for coloring, especially for things that require transparencies or gradients (the main Vrott, Amebzian, Glairnog and [Diplod] Amphorian images being primary examples of this). For some of my planets like Hydroth and Falphurrn I also used GIMP exclusively — the freaking files for those two planets were 800mb each. A billion pixels square. O.o
A few races, specifically the earlier Abstractians (Claw Beast, Scribblebeast -- whose images were purged I believe -- Seeker Beast, Sin Beast) were originally creatures I created in Graffiti Kingdom, a PlayStation 2 game, with the pictures taken on my old cell phone.
Is there a particular image you were looking at? I can tell you how I went about drawing pretty much every image I've posted up here if you'd like some specifics.
Ah Microsoft Paint... that was such a great system...when I was little, I made a near perfect replica of Curious George (I have no idea why) with it. Sadly I don't have access to Microsoft Paint, my old computer broke down. I've never heard of this GIMP, but it sounds pretty cool.
Ironically, I have a great imagination skills, but I have trouble translating it onto paper or whatnot. You on the other hand have a great sense of imagination, and can easily translate into something great on paper or MSPaint.
I hate it when that happens. Especially on like my own wiki where I actually work on badge progress, including the one for contributing for a year straight. I get close to 100 days, it logs me out, I don't notice, edit something, gets reset the next day since "I" didn't edit. Sooooo annoying. -_-
Haha yeah, I love MSPaint. I've used it since the Windows 3.1 era and it's still my favorite art platform -- though not the current version of it. I actually have a file from an old computer of the XP version of MSPaint, which is as good as I can get (Windows 7 can only support either Paint 7 or Vista Paint, and I use Paint 7 for screenshots a lot). I don't know how Macs or Linux systems work or anything, but it's a single file; I could always try zipping it up and emailing it to you if you want to try it. I think it's like only 3k or something ridiculously tiny like that, haha.
GIMP 2 is like poorman's Photoshop, in that it's like photoshop, only it doesn't cost $600 freaking dollars (in fact, it's free). The Sagan IV community which originated on here way back when should have a link to the free download for it if you want me to try looking it up. It's a few years old now of a topic, but it's in there somewhere, and I have a general idea of where to look. Or you could search engine it or something and save yourself the wait, lol. It's pretty excellent. It's really great for creating transparencies for sprite work, and you can actually animate GIFs using it too, though I do that less often (laziness, probably).