Archive made[edit source]

I've archived my talk page. Sam (BAZINGA) 22:36, July 18, 2012 (UTC)

RWED: GBA[edit source]

I've written the pages for Dead Metal/Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (GBA) and Firestorm/Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (GBA), and ToastUltimatum did 101/Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction (GBA). If you wish to continue helping with this project, use these pages as a template. Also in future, don't paste raw code as a template, use the template hyperlink as well, in this case {{Robots in Extreme Destruction (GBA)}} MattRobot Wars.jpgTalk to me 13:37, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Not sure what Mattt said when he typed "Use the template hyperlink as well", {{Robots in Extreme Destruction (GBA)}} is all you have to put, no raw code at all. I've left this task to BizarroKing to fix, in case he wants to bump up his edit count, but bear that in mind. ToastUltimatum 13:41, July 25, 2012 (UTC)
I meant 'instead', sorry my brain's a bit fried today. MattRobot Wars.jpgTalk to me 13:51, July 25, 2012 (UTC)

Bring back Robot Wars[edit source]

VoteSaxon7 on Youtube made this. I agree with him that the show should return. Sam (BAZINGA) 23:44, July 31, 2012 (UTC)

Random[edit source]

Random video:) Sam (BAZINGA) 23:34, August 1, 2012 (UTC)

Who's watched the video? Sam (BAZINGA) 21:46, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Chompalot[edit source]

Hi Sam, Yes I am Simon from Team Cookie Monsters. I edited the Chompalot page earlier, but it has reverted, I've tried refreshing browser and purging but it's still the same. Cheers Simon --Chompalot 19:39, December 15, 2012 (UTC)

2012 Winter Trivia Quiz[edit source]

As you are a regular user of the wiki, I wish to inform you that the 2012 Winter edition of the Trivia Quiz to be held on chat will be on the 29th December at 3pm (British Time). Sorry for not giving you that much notice, but I've been busy with other commitments lately. If you need to refamiliarise yourself with the Quiz, just visit my blog here. Please contact me on my talk page to say if you can make it or not. Thanks and I hope you can make it. Datovidny (talk) 17:12, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

Your Top 10 favourite battles[edit source]

Hello there. With the anniversary of the Wikia not far away, I'm looking to see what the Wikia's all time favourite battle is for a new list. May I ask you what your top ten favourite battles in Robot Wars were? Thank you. CrashBash (talk) 10:21, January 1, 2013 (UTC)

Is there a forum page for the favorite battles or do I just list them here? Sam (BAZINGA) 17:21, January 1, 2013 (UTC)
You can list them on my blog.,_according_to_the_wikia_-_worth_doing%3F CrashBash (talk) 17:32, January 1, 2013 (UTC)

Sugar Plum Fairy/Skab[edit source]

Laurie Calvert got back to me, and said he's unable to help as the name of Sugar Plum Fairy doesn't ring any bells for him and that places like the FRA Forums are the best bet for information. Mind if I move the discussion to talk pages? MassiveDestruction49 23:06, February 2, 2013 (UTC)

Not at all. Sam (BAZINGA) 23:12, February 2, 2013 (UTC)

Sent John Willoughby a message on YouTube about it. MassiveDestruction49 00:04, February 3, 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, what about other roboteers that entered robots into Techno Games? Trevor Wright, Gary Cairns and other roboteers are on Facebook, they might know something. Sam (BAZINGA) 00:09, February 3, 2013 (UTC)

John Willoughby got back to me saying that Skabs owner was called Dave Robinson, and gave me an e-mail address. It's 10 years old so there is a slim chance of contacting him, but i'll give it a shot. MassiveDestruction49 18:54, February 3, 2013 (UTC)

Okey Dokey. Sam (BAZINGA) 19:21, February 3, 2013 (UTC)

Hotmail has told me that the message has been delayed, so I don't know if that means if the servers are having a problem at the moment, or I'm sending to a defunct address. Hopefully will find out soon. MassiveDestruction49 19:33, February 4, 2013 (UTC)

If it turns out that the e-mail address is dead, oh c***. If the servers are having a problem sending the message, the e-mail address might still work and the Techno Games wiki (and maybe this wiki) gets some valueable information from the roboteer. Sam (BAZINGA) 19:52, February 4, 2013 (UTC)

Bad news I'm afraid. Hotmail said the e-mail failed because it couldn't connect to the destination server, so I'm guessing that it no longer works. All we have right now is that Skab and Sugar Plum Fairy are very, very likely the same robot- every detail of the bodies of both machines is identical right up to a small curve underneath the flat end (that can be seen in the picture of Chaos 2 flipping Skab and if you look closely at SPF during it's Assault against Typhoon Rover), and Skab minus the spike and with some paint equals Sugar Plum Fairy. However it's like the probability that the Series 6 A-Kill is the same middleweight from Series 3 just with a load of weapons piled on- no absolute confirmation from the creator. I do remember one thing about Sugar Plum Fairy from watching Techno-Games 10 years ago though- it was going to be painted pink but the team ordered the wrong paint and it ended up purple instead, so you could use it reaching the semi-final as the basis of a Techno Games article, with the paint and possibility that it was Skab as trivia. MassiveDestruction49 23:46 February 5, 2013 (UTC)

I'll make the page for Sugar Plum Fairy later, thanks for the info on the paint. Sam (BAZINGA) 10:51, February 6, 2013 (UTC)

Here is the page. Sam (BAZINGA) 21:43, February 6, 2013 (UTC)

Nice article, thought I'd give it a little tweak or two, thanks about the rivalry section for Team Juggerbot by the way. MassiveDestruction49 23:53, February 7, 2013 (UTC)

That's ok. Sam (BAZINGA) 10:01, February 8, 2013 (UTC)

Hannibal image[edit source]

Hey Sammy. Do you happen to remember where you got this image of Hannibal? I'm trying to find out everything I can about the original team and I'm hoping that might help me. Christophee (talk) 14:07, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

Here Christophee. Sam (BAZINGA) 20:30, April 19, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I actually linked to the second page of that discussion on Talk:Hannibal (UK), but didn't look at the first page. I assume that is the discussion you linked to in the first message on that talk page, but the url changed so the link doesn't work any more. Christophee (talk) 11:52, April 20, 2013 (UTC)

King B in 2007[edit source]

Are you sure this is King B fighting Merlin, because it doesn't look like King B head on. What source did you use to acquire this photo? Datovidny (talk) 10:58, June 23, 2013 (UTC)

It came from the Robots Live! Facebook page, it was taken at the London MCM Expo in 2007. Here's the link Sam (BAZINGA) 12:47, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
shouldn't King B have an 'Outside Robot Wars' section on its page then? RelicRaider (talk) 13:06, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it should. The Spaced fact should probably go in there too. Christophee (talk) 01:00, June 24, 2013 (UTC)
I'll do that now. Sam (BAZINGA) 08:24, June 24, 2013 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit source]

As an answer to your question - Yes, that is the whole point of the page. Jimlaad43(talk) 05:44, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, I just wanted to make sure. Sam (BAZINGA) 15:51, July 31, 2013 (UTC)

Main page[edit source]

Hi Sam. Could you please consult the 'front page' discussion on the community portal and confirm whether you are still interested in taking over responsibility for updating the main page? Thank you. Christophee (talk) 15:36, September 8, 2013 (UTC)

Will do. Sam (BAZINGA) 15:48, September 8, 2013 (UTC)
Now that you are in charge of the main page, I think it would be quite good if you had a userbox on your userpage which displays that fact, rather like the Arena judges have. Of course, it's entirely up to you whether you want such a thing, it was just a suggestion. By the way, the 'Did you know' template has been unprotected, so you can edit it now. Christophee (talk) 00:13, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Is there a userbox for that? If there isn't, I'm going to make one. Also, thanks for unprotecting the Did You Know template. Sam (BAZINGA) 10:51, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
There isn't currently, no. I'm not very good at userboxes, so I'll let you decide how you want it to look. Christophee (talk) 12:39, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Made one, I simply modified one of the userboxes on my user page and put it at the top of the page. Sam (BAZINGA) 13:42, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Ah yes, so you have.I think it might look better on the right, but you'd probably have to create a new template from scratch for that. I'm not good at this stuff, as I said before. If you're happy with it, then that's all that matters. Christophee (talk) 14:03, September 11, 2013 (UTC)
Made a template, I think it looks pretty cool. Sam (BAZINGA) 14:25, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Featured Content[edit source]

Nice job with the main page, and particularly good choice for the clip. Incase you weren't aware, there are several suggestions for featured content on the Robot Wars Wiki - Main Page/Featured Content page if you get stuck in the future. Datovidny (talk) 17:56, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I'm glad I've done a good job. I picked a video of the featured article and I will do for the rest of the planned future articles I've listed in my blog. For Gyrobot, I will have one of its qualifiers as the featured video, the featured episodes will have one fight from the episode (not off BBCRobotWarsUK though as YouTube blocked the first video of the Annihilator I uploaded) and competitors will have a fight featuring them. Sam (BAZINGA) 18:47, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Lego[edit source]

I love those Lego robots you've added to your page. How long do they take you to make, and do you use them to battle, or just for display? Christophee (talk) 13:17, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Chris. Some of them, like Formula 1.1 and Warrior Mouse, don't take more than 5 minutes to make, rebuild or modify. Others, like Legoredo and Thumper, take more than 5 minutes as I can't decide what parts to use or if they still work as good before being modified. I do use them for battling, either against each other or the whatever pullbacks I'm using as house robots. Sam (BAZINGA) 13:30, October 11, 2013 (UTC)

Front page facts[edit source]

There seems to be some dissent about the Android Love fact on the main page. As we are trying to remove it and mention it as a rumour, could you replace it with a new fact. Jimlaad43(talk) 12:59, October 12, 2013 (UTC)

I'll do that now. Sam (BAZINGA) 18:34, October 12, 2013 (UTC)

Eco Warrior[edit source]

You added a red link to Eco Warrior on the Banana-R Armour page. Are you planning to do anything to that page? Jimlaad43(talk) 14:03, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

Yep, we have the basic information on it. Sam (BAZINGA) 14:09, October 21, 2013 (UTC)

Featured Video[edit source]

Hey Sammy, I saw that you've put a fan video as the featured video on our front page. Is that going to be a recurring thing, and if so, can I get one up there occasionally? RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 17:48, November 5, 2013 (UTC)

If the featured article is a video game robot page or the poll has four robots that feature in one of your videos, I'll use your videos as they are pretty awesome. Sam (BAZINGA) 17:55, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
I suggested that one as it was one of the few videos to actually contain Terrorhurtz in Arenas of Destruction. I'm sure I read somewhere that the video was made by a RWW user. Jimlaad43(talk) 18:04, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
That's ManUCrazy's YouTube channel, right? Christophee (talk) 19:21, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
Yes it is, thanks. Jimlaad43(talk) 19:24, November 5, 2013 (UTC)

Sumpthing in 2013[edit source]

I assume this image was somewhere on Facebook. Can you send a link to this? Datovidny (talk) 18:12, November 5, 2013 (UTC)

Here's the link. Sam (BAZINGA) 18:26, November 5, 2013 (UTC)

Favourite robots[edit source]

Hey, I am compiling a list of the wiki's favourite and least favourite robots and would like as many users to submit their opinions as possible. Here is the link. Jimlaad43(talk) 08:13, November 11, 2013 (UTC)

Featured blurb suggestion[edit source]

No sure where else to put this so I'll leave it here. I've noticed on other wikis that when they have a featured article on the main page they'll often put the subject (such as Robot Wars: Extreme Destruction) in bold type and sometimes make it into a link. Just an idea. --StalwartUK 11:12, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

ComicCon Wales 2014[edit source]

Where did you find that image? Was it on a Facebook page or something? If we find out anything more, we might be able to put in the articles who owns each of the robots there. Datovidny (talk) 12:48, May 4, 2014 (UTC)

Tony Booth of Team Dragon took it when he went to ComicCon in Wales. The black robot and the silver one next to it are owned by Tony. The Mule's owner is unknown. Team Xbotz/Wrexham Wreckers own Edge Hog and Wheely Big Cheese. The owner of the Stag is also unknown but I'll ask Tony now. Sam (BAZINGA) 13:01, May 4, 2014 (UTC)
If it's ok, just message here when or if you hear back from him. Datovidny (talk) 20:12, May 5, 2014 (UTC)
Will do. Sam (BAZINGA) 20:16, May 5, 2014 (UTC)

Venom from Wales?[edit source]

I saw you added to the new page I made that Venom was from Wales. Can you give the source for that? It's not that I don't believe you, but I would like to find out more about Venom if possible. Thank you. Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 20:44, September 15, 2014 (UTC)

Removed it now, I thought that the link with the qualifier summary was the Venom website but it is The Morgue team's website. Sam (BAZINGA) 20:54, September 15, 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit source]

Hello there, I was wondering if at any point you could post a poll that I've made on the home page please RobotManiac (talk) 16:14, March 21, 2015 (UTC)

Nominate them in the comments here. User_blog:Madlooney6/Featured_pages Jimlaad43(talk) 17:45, March 21, 2015 (UTC)
Aye, nominate them there RobotManiac, I'll check whether something like it has been done before and if it hasn't, I'll use the poll next time I update the main page. Sam (BAZINGA) 20:26, March 21, 2015 (UTC)

I am British Mate.

I will politely remind you again that you need to sign your name by using this ~ four times, and you need to create a new heading. Thank you. CrashBash (talk) 06:01, April 12, 2015 (UTC)

Holiday[edit source]

Just a heads up, I'll be on holiday from the 12th-19th of October. Sam (BAZINGA) 11:19, August 31, 2015 (UTC)

Stupid question but...[edit source]

I know this may sound daft but how do you create a page that isn't a blog but it belongs to you and other people can edit (E.g. DoT's "list 'n' moar stuph" or your "sandbox"). (Not talking about the forums)

To create a page that belongs to you, you simply call it "User:Diotoir the son of nemesis/whatever you want to call the page", hope that helps. Sam (BAZINGA) 17:46, October 5, 2015 (UTC)
Thank you I was just worried because I have a few ideas that I had and I didn't want to accidentally add a page to the wiki. Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 14:28, October 6, 2015 (UTC)

Recent image of Dreadnaut[edit source]

I saw the image of Dreadnaut you uploaded today. Great to see a picture of it, to show it is still around. However, there is one thing I am somewhat confused about. You posted that picture was from 2015, but the text on the picture says that it is from 2013. Now, I don't know where you got the picture from, and for all I know you took the picture yourself, but I just want to be sure when it is from. It is possible that the picture was taken this year, but the date was wrong because of a the camera was set at the wrong date. Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 13:31, December 3, 2015 (UTC)

The last time I saw robots in the flesh was in 2007, the guy that took the pic of Dreadnaut XP said it was from the other day (I found the pic a few days ago so it was taken at most 2 weeks ago) so the camera is set wrong. Sam (BAZINGA) 13:38, December 3, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I just wanted to be sure Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 14:27, December 3, 2015 (UTC)

By the way, just out of interest, where did you find that picture? Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 19:43, December 3, 2015 (UTC)

Go on the image page and there's the link to the guys DA account. Sam (BAZINGA) 23:25, December 3, 2015 (UTC)

10K[edit source]

Congrats on the 10,000 edits! Wow that's impressive. Jimlaad43(talk) 15:54, December 10, 2015 (UTC)

RfA[edit source]

There's an ongoing RfA which doesn't have enough of a clear opinion for closure yet. Do you have anything to add? ToastUltimatum 15:11, December 14, 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Malc 1.5#The quote[edit source]

I've removed the quote from Malc 1.5. Please have a read of my reasons on the talk page I've linked in the header. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 05:19, October 2, 2016 (UTC)

Woden[edit source]

Nice work uncovering new information - may I ask where it came from? ToastUltimatum 01:37, November 13, 2016 (UTC)

Found it, thanks ToastUltimatum 03:13, November 13, 2016 (UTC)

Re: Hi[edit source]

Ayy, someone else that gets the reference (Then again, not exactly uncommon for a wiki around a show initially from the same time{{SUBST:Nosubst|Signatures/LazarouDave}} 00:15, October 23, 2017 (UTC)

Warning regarding conduct in A Fantasy Audited War 3[edit source]

Madlooney6, I have been unhappy with your conduct in A Fantasy Audited War 3. Therefore, as tournament host, I am giving you a warning, which caries over to the next tournament. The next host may not be forgiving as I am.

I also need to outline some reasons as to why I felt your conduct was unacceptable:

  • Barbarous to knock something loose, killing Cheatoir. I was disappointed when I read this, because I believed that you had stopped calling certain robots "cheats". Especially after Unsung Heroes, where ironically you were involved in a cheating controversy yourself. On another note, the vote you gave for Barber-Ous 2'n a Bit was struck, because it did not give a satisfactory reason for why it would win (and no, the link reason was not enough to reverse this decision).
  • Behemoth would've been in the grand final itself but got kicked out for BS reasons whilst Diotoir has managed to reach the play-off, the 5th fight in a row it shouldn't have been in, so course I'm going to keep kicking Diotoir's cheating ass deeper into the grave it fell into whilst fighting Behemoth. Firstly, you should know by now that voting against a robot because you disagreed with it beating enough is against arena forum rules. Secondly, unlike Jimlaad and NJGW, I do not think you actually should be complaining about the result. After all, you should have voted for Behemoth if you think it losing to Diotoir was wrong, maybe you could have swayed some over to your side.
  • Shame it wasn't Behemoth vs Big Nipper but Series 7 producers made their way onto the wiki and they was gunning for Behemoth. It was this comment that made me strike your vote in the Typhoon 2-Big Nipper battle. I personally do not care if you attack me, but the Series 7 producers comment made me take action, as it takes aim at others. The whole point of arena forum tournaments is that providing that the vote meets the rules, all votes are equal, regardless of whether they are a sentence or essay-sized long, or which robot they support.
  • So you are admitting Behemoth was given the worst possibly weapon serup just to get rid of it? Nice way to give Behemoth a chance to win. That makes this series feel like Series 7, fixed so one bot will fail just to spite it cause it did well in the previous televised series. Again, this attacks multiple users, so I had to take action. Firstly, I noted that you were arguing with CrashBash regarding Behemoth and its weapon system. May I remind you that he originally wanted reboot Behemoth with the standard scoop into the tournament? However, he, like most of us, found that this version of Behemoth was too overpowered; after all, with the exception of Big Nipper and maybe Nuts 2, who else would it have lost to in this tournament? Therefore, since many of us actually wanted Behemoth into the tournament (if we did not, it would not be allowed in, period), it was decided it could enter with the grippers for balance purposes. You could have objected to this at the time, but you did not.
  • Behemoth shouldn't have been included then it if didn't have the scoop, it was doomed to fail. The whole point of A Fantasy Audited War is that one votes in the robots they like. So considering how many were fans of Behemoth but wanted it to not be overpowered, the grippers were the compromise. Also, it was doomed to fail? Not really. For all we know, it could have been in an easier heat, winning it without any votes against its name. I would have voted for it against Chompalot, for example.

Therefore, I would like you to control yourself in future tournaments, as other hosts might find this behaviour to be worthy of a ban. And I, like probably every other participant, do not actually want you to be banned from the arena. 10:14, September 16, 2018 (UTC)

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