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Doom is one of the 12 most important video games ever. It deserves a complete reference work for posterity, at least until the inevitable lyrics.ch massacre.
I seem to get random questions from new users at times. I don't mind replying, but you should know:
- Real-world issues often keep me away for weeks/months.
- Truthfully, I know only a small amount about each subtopic — don't be fooled by the edit count, which comes from imposing superficial consistency on a few hundred related pages at a time. If you have detailed questions about the Doom engine or the fan community, you'll do better clicking here.
- If you need administrator assistance with an issue you don't want to discuss publicly, I can't help you; try emailing one (most have a personal web site or an active Doomworld account).
I can occasionally be found in #doomwiki on OFTC. The channel was created over my objections — our decision-making is supposed to be inclusive and transparent — but now that it's here, the more users participate the better.
Ryan W 05:35, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
Subpages of this page
- Demo Manifesto: broad concepts for my walkthrough LMPs (mostly for my own reference)
- Maintenance: a longer version of the "please help" list on Entryway (warning, horribly boring)
- Categorization: some rules of thumb for keeping it complete and self-consistent (uh Bert, that's even more boring)
- Sandbox: for making test edits
My first contribution to an online gaming resource was to the excellent Ice Climber walkthrough by Popo2002, who quite sensibly suggested that I be credited under a handle. I named myself after the chap who graciously lent me Ice Climber (and many of its godawful NES contemporaries) at a time when I was completely broke and couldn't even afford weekend rentals. In addition to uncounted hours of AD&D and tokusatsu LARPing, he was also my introduction to combinatorics, Dire Straits, and the Ninja Turtles (not bad, eh?). He eventually went off to the Joe Kubert School and I don't know what happened to him, but I hope he is still alive and creating things.
Anyway, before all that, we were in first grade together and he was never called "Ryan", but always "Ryan W", because there was another Ryan in the class as well.
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|For doing a lot of work on various articles that I would personally find very repetative to do personally. (All I see in recent changes at times are your edits) Thank you. TheDarkArchon 02:35, 28 January 2007 (UTC)|