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ToastUltimatum (talk) 23:56, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

Top 10Edit

You'd be better to put your top 10 on your profile page rather than the talk page. If you don't know how to do it, I'm willing to do it for you :) Jimlaad43(talk) 23:05, November 11, 2015 (UTC)

Roman Numerals Edit

Hey, just to point out, we do not use Roman Numerals on this wiki. Therefore, it's Firestorm 5, not Firestorm V. The only exception is Rameses II, due to how it's pronounced. CrashBash (talk) 06:19, April 10, 2016 (UTC)

Okay, that's fair enough. I did see somebody use Roman Numerals the other day (not in a main article, however) and did wonder the rules regarding that. Also, just to say that the information I added in the OotA article also included some grammatical changes, changing unnecessary capital letters, adding full stops and adding some more depth where necessary - such as in the Series 6 section where it mentions Raging Reality "throwing out two of it's opponents" without expanding in any way in who they beat later in the article as well as adding simple notes such as Atomic's first OotA on their consecutive OotA run for continuity's sake with the other Atomic Series 7 OotA notes. I'll leave it up to you if you wish to undo every single piece of the editing I did for the article, as I understand undoing the depth for something such as Firestorm, but the simple changes aforementioned should probably be kept at the very least. Nweston8 (talk) 11:12, April 10, 2016 (UTC)
That'd be me, I'm not a big fan of the Roman Numerals rule on the wiki, but I understand why it's there, so I use numbers on main wiki articles, but when we're on forums and userpages, robots like Thermidor II, Tetanus II get the Roman Numerals they deserve. I do agree with you that some of the OotA changes you made should've be kept, though fixing that isn't my priority when I've got all these images to replace, preferably as many as possible before the new series starts, so if nobody creates a middle ground, go ahead and bring back your edit in full. ToastUltimatum 11:49, April 10, 2016 (UTC)

Forum:Robot Wars mistakes Edit

All edits to that forum should now be moved to the main article, List of errors in Robot Wars. I'll let you do it yourself, to boost your edit count slightly. Don't think that your recent edits haven't gone unnoticed ;) ToastUltimatum 17:59, May 13, 2016 (UTC)

Ah, my apologies, I have been busy the last few days so didn't notice the transition over to the main article. Thanks for letting me know! Nweston8 (talk) 23:04, May 14, 2016 (UTC)

Best series list Edit

Bloody brilliant, loved it - I'm fairly inspired to write my own now! We all know what my favourite series is at this point, but writing the pathway there should be interesting. I'll refrain from giving any more feedback/opinions, as it's all stuff I could potentially include on my own list! Can't wait to hopefully see your writing skills move over to the arena forums in time for Ragnabot 2 ToastUltimatum 22:57, June 7, 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm glad to see some people interested in the lists. And yes, hopefully that will be the case! I can't wait to see more lists from yourself. Always a really good read. Nweston8 (talk) 11:39, June 8, 2016 (UTC)

Scraptosaur Edit

It's good to see another Scraptosaur fan on the wiki, I suppose you're the most like me on this wiki with obscure tastes. That said, you made no mention of the Dutch Wars in the bio - have you not seen it? Series 2 of the Dutch Wars is brilliant, I totally recommend watching it. ToastUltimatum 14:28, June 11, 2016 (UTC)

I thought somebody would mention this! I have seen the Dutch Wars, but only the first series. I haven't been able to catch the second series yet, but that is very much next on my Robot Wars watch list. I know Scrap-2-Saur impresses, and the competition itself evolves in terms of quality, so I am really looking forward to watching. Nweston8 (talk) 21:21, June 11, 2016 (UTC)

4U Edit

Your work on the wiki has been extremely useful, and almost every heat article is considerably better as a result - the fact that you're still under 300 edits is remarkable, as you've be well, well over that limit if you edited each article section-by-section. Yet you didn't, which is much appreciated in these days where Special:RecentChanges is clogged by three different Wiki/Facebook crossover tournaments. The least you deserve is an award.

Best Engineered Award for Best Engineering
The Award for Best Engineering is awarded to you by Nweston8 for ToastUltimatum.

Dump it somewhere on your userpage. ToastUltimatum 17:42, June 21, 2016 (UTC)

Arena forums Edit

As you'll know, the minimum edit count that users are meant to contribute before gaining entry to the arena forums is 300. You're currently somewhat of a far cry at 197, and that's including the forum edits that were moved to List of errors in Robot Wars. Yet, despite that, the quality of the edits you've made have been immense, essentially rewriting over half of our heat articles, making them much more presentable, and your edit count would have easily exceeded 300 had you made these edits section-by-section. As such, I feel it's high time you earned entry to the Arena forums, starting with the Runners-up Rumble, and then you're ready for Ragnabot II. Have a blast - I still expect to see you hit 300 edits though, don't want any back-from-the-dust admins grumbling. ToastUltimatum 15:47, July 18, 2016 (UTC)

No grumbling from me, if Toast is happy then I am too, keep up the good work! Helloher Talk 02:11, July 19, 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, guys! Much appreciated. And of course on the 300 edits front. Nweston8 (talk) 13:04, July 19, 2016 (UTC)

Heat A, Series 4 Edit

Hi. I appreciate that you've been editing the Heats and expanding them, but I must ask that you proof read your work. There were a number of spelling mistakes (such as "shear") consistency errors (robots are referred to as a singular "it", not the plural "them") and sentences that did not make sense. Additionally, you have taken to nicknaming robots like "King B" and "Medusa". Whilst this may seem like an obvious thing to do, in battle write-ups the robot's proper name should be used, especially where it's as simple as adding a "3" to "King B".

Additionally, quotes should have a purpose rather than just being there for the same of having a quote. Whilst your additions were for the most part good, I've removed two quotes that did not add anything to the articles - commenting that Medusa 2000 hadn't done anything in the battle does not need to be said in a quote. Finally, some of your expansions added unnecessary levels of detail. We don't need three sentences in a row saying "Chaos 2 tried to flip Atomic out of the arena" or "King B3 avoided Atomic's flipper". Those can be condensed.

Again, please know that your expansions are appreciated, but have a think about the advice I've given you and I'm sure your work will improve as a result. Cheers. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 10:25, August 10, 2016 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the comment. Apologies for some of the write up last night. I was in a bit of a rush and should have taken the time to proof read it thoroughly. The nicknaming thing was influenced by part of the article already having "King B" and "Medusa", so I thought I would go 'safe' as such. Also, what sentences specifically didn't make sense? Just so I know. Thanks for the post in general though, it's appreciated. Nweston8 (talk) 12:28, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
To be fair, Nweston, whilst the official rules say that proper names should be used, it's hardly consistent. Most of us do use nicknames for robots provided they are frequently used in the show itself - King B is a valid example, albeit it was rarely used for B3, more so for B Powerworks. CrashBash (talk) 12:49, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
King B then rammed Attila the Drum, getting its spikes caught into its opponent; it used this as an opportunity to drive Atilla the Drum across the arena and into the arena wall next to Sergeant Bash's CPZ, who set the furry side of the wheels on fire but Attila escaped. Do you see how this sentence is too long, containing too many events and uses phrases like "caught into"? Basically if it sounds bad when spoken out loud, it will read badly. That's a test I always use. As for the names, it's like calling Sylvester Stallone "Sly" or Sandra Bullock "Sandy". Everyone uses it, even the team/actor do, but when it comes to official articles the full and proper name. If you see any other nicknames (in the main space, people can call it whatever they want in the user space), feel free to change them. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 13:17, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that's completely understandable, thanks again. Nweston8 (talk) 14:37, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
I feel your rule of no nicknames conflicts with your rule of no long sentences. If we had to type out King B Powerworks every single time, that makes every sentence longer and harder to say out loud. I've been using King B within a 2016 context, and Simon Harrison just said the article is fantastic. I haven't read the quote myself but a quote about Medusa's inactivity sounds useful to me, I don't think they deserved to go through. ToastUltimatum 14:42, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
I've constantly shortened names in articles if they've been mentioned significantly on the show itself, typically only if used by the team themselves or otherwise the presenters/commentators. King B in place of King B Powerworks is just one such example, but personally, I always make sure to use the full name at least twice before trying to shorten it. The important thing for me is to make sure the shortening or nickname is used on the show itself (so, obviously, King B would be applicable, but WBC for Wheely Big Cheese would not). It makes me wonder if we need to revise that rule a little. CrashBash (talk) 14:57, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
"Medusa 2000, staying out of trouble, largely. Not greatly aggressive."
— Jonathan Pearce
Also, this is the quote in question, Toast. CrashBash (talk) 14:59, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
That quote seems fine to me, particularly if it was post-match. ToastUltimatum 15:51, August 10, 2016 (UTC)
This conversation can be had elsewhere. But adding a "3" to "King B" does not make a sentence too long, and the quote in question didn't support what was written in the article. It just sat there in place of text. Quotes are to compliment the text, not substitute. Thanks Nweston8. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 23:46, August 10, 2016 (UTC)

Regarding your edit summary Edit

You don't need to ask my permission to do anything in the mainspace. I'm not even the most active bureaucrat, but even if I was, it's not the admin staff job to approve every little thing. If you think the page is too long, condense. If other users think important stuff has been removed, they can put it back in. If there's a disagreement, we use the talk page. Don't let other users stop you from editing. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 02:34, September 5, 2016 (UTC)

I'm often very cautious on changing things in places where I don't feel I have that authority to without first asking if it's okay - hence I made the edit summary in this case, but thank you for clarifying. Nweston8 (talk) 15:02, September 7, 2016 (UTC)

Thank You Edit

I would like to say thank you for uploading the HD quality rips of Series 4 and soon Series 3 rips on Youtube. Real good job that has benefited a lot!.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 18:04, November 16, 2016 (UTC)

It's not as though I'm still salty that you messed up the dimensions ToastUltimatum 18:11, November 16, 2016 (UTC)
I only just saw this, but no problem, Diotoir. Glad you like them. Nweston8 (talk) 20:18, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

Series 2 Images Edit

FANTASTIC WORK! I am absolutely thrilled with your HD uploads of Series 2. I hope Toast will award you a Best design award, if you haven't been awarded it yet.Diotoir the son of nemesis (talk) 19:48, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

The basic rule of marketing, reward your consumers after they've already proved profitable ;)
Seriously though, amazing work. I had to crop the Challenge logo out of your Victor rip, but these look perfect, thank god you finally picked the right aspect ratio! ToastUltimatum 19:50, November 27, 2016 (UTC)
Haha, no need for awards, Diotoir. I just saw the images needed updating so did so. It's only one heat so far anyhow! I'm glad you like them nevertheless. And yes, I can only apologise for the mess of aspect ratios on YouTube so far. Sadly, with Series 7, I simply wasn't able to make it 16:9 because I didn't have any software to cut out the borders at the time, and with Series 4 it was simply a preference by the subscribers after H2 broadcasted the original in even smaller than 4:3 - even if it does obviously look a little too stretched in 16:9. Obviously for future series uploads it'll be different though. Either way, I can still use VLC Player et al for making the ratio right for taking images, so it's not much of a problem in that regard. Nweston8 (talk) 20:18, November 27, 2016 (UTC)

IG-88 Edit

Hi Nweston. Can you please move your IG-88 images to a new heading and add "replica"? It's best that the file names you have taken up are saved for actual pictures of IG-88. I'll delete the redirects when you are done. Cheers. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 09:27, January 5, 2017 (UTC)

Ah, yes, sorry about that - I should've thought about it beforehand. I'd do it now, but could you explain how to carry out the process, please? I'm not 100% sure what to do in this case. Nweston8 (talk) 15:41, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
Easy, just go on the image page, click the arrow next to Edit, and hit Rename. ToastUltimatum 16:01, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
I have "file history" and "replace" underneath the arrow, but not rename. Nweston8 (talk) 16:56, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
I forgot that it's an admin only feature. Never mind, I'll take care of it. ToastUltimatum 17:46, January 5, 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Sorry about the hassle. Nweston8 (talk) 17:59, January 5, 2017 (UTC)

Noel Sharkey Edit

That was a good image you found. Do you know where to find a similar one for Lucy Rogers? TOAST 17:51, February 11, 2017 (UTC)

Sadly, no. I found a lower res version of the Noel Sharkey one I uploaded, for Sethu - But as for Lucy, no luck. There's only really this as a suitable image, but its low quality and cropped. Nweston8 (talk) 20:53, February 11, 2017 (UTC)

Badges Edit

Over the course of your time on the wiki, you've earned countless badges, but we haven't given them to you out of not knowing whether or not to revive the previously cancelled badges system, and simply not having the time for it. You deserve to be rewarded for your hard work, so here's some to start off with:

Tan2016 This user was an excellent contributor to the Tough as Nails article.

64px This user was an excellent contributor to the Terrorhurtz article.

I Bot One Beta This user was an excellent contributor to the I Bot One Beta article.

Leveler 2 This user was an excellent contributor to the Leveller 2 article.

Any other badges you feel you've earned, run the list past me or TG, and you're welcome to make them yourself. TOAST 06:33, February 24, 2017 (UTC)

Thank you so much - I'm really happy to receive these. I would like to request that the I Bot One Beta and Leveller 2 badges are replaced because of how Vulcans didn't receive a badge for his Inshredable though. I've run by a potential list of the biggest edits I've done on your talk page in response to the general section about badges. Nweston8 (talk) 13:54, February 24, 2017 (UTC)
To be fair, I don't really agree with Vulcans missing out on the Inshredable badge. There's only so much you can say about a Round 2 failure that barely even deserved to be there. TOAST 14:39, February 24, 2017 (UTC)
Personally, I'm not too fussed about not getting the Inshredable badge. The feedback I received from Toon Ganondorf about that article was gratifying enough for me. VulcansHowl 15:03, February 24, 2017 (UTC)

X Terminator Edit

After your marathon slog on X Terminator I think you've earned the right to design your own Badge for this one. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 06:15, March 3, 2017 (UTC)

Ah, thank you, Toon! Much appreciated. Nweston8 (talk) 01:07, March 4, 2017 (UTC)

House Robots Edit

I didn't realise we were so behind. Perchance, are you considering updating the other three, or would you need some help? TOAST 14:34, March 31, 2017 (UTC)

It's okay - I was planning to update them all now anyhow. Nweston8 (talk) 14:53, March 31, 2017 (UTC)

Crocodilotron Edit

I heard you got in contact with Sam from the Crocodilotron. Nice to find out what happened to this obscure Series 3 competitor. I was wondering how you got into contact with him, did he post in a Robot Wars Facebook page? Not that I'm accusing you of lying, I just wondered how you got into contact with him. Drop Zone mk2 (talk) 07:57, April 10, 2017 (UTC)

No problem. I did a quick Facebook search, his profile looked right for general information so I sent him an opening message explaining why I was contacting him. The intention was to find out if the robot entered the Series 4 qualifiers but Sam was kind enough to give me that additional information as well as other mini stories like how he painted blood wounds on the robot after the House Robots attacked it in the Chaos 2 battle. Nweston8 (talk) 09:01, April 10, 2017 (UTC)

Featherweight Championship Edit

For being the first person since the creation of the wiki to take snapshots of the Featherweight Championship, and rewriting the article along the way,

Rip Prince of Awe Cygnus This user was an excellent contributor to the Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars/Featherweight Championship article.

Don't spend it all in one place, swap out the image if you have a preference, enjoy putting the new pics on robot articles as well. No idea if you're planning to get pics of robots like Alpha and Kitty in action but big props for the help so far. TOAST 00:12, May 5, 2017 (UTC)

I certainly plan to get pictures of every robot in action, but most of that will depend on if the camera angles used in the fights are suitable for getting screenshots of every robot making a contribution of some sort. Those, and the other images I've added so far will be added to their relevant pages tomorrow. Thank you for the badge though - it's appreciated as ever! Nweston8 (talk) 00:39, May 5, 2017 (UTC)

Tornado Edit

Take ten.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

Tornado This user was an excellent contributor to the Tornado article.

TOAST 11:36, June 1, 2017 (UTC)

This is my favourite thing. Nweston8 (talk) 13:39, June 1, 2017 (UTC)


Chaos 2 Mighty Mouse This user was an excellent contributor to the Robot Wars: The Sixth Wars/Heat C article.

Congratulations sir, I meant to give this a week ago. Toon Ganondorf (t c) 02:41, December 2, 2017 (UTC)

Team Scutterbots t-shirt This user was an excellent contributor to the Team Scutterbots article.

Toon Ganondorf (t c) 23:42, December 2, 2017 (UTC)

Series 10 Grand Final Competitor Write-ups Edit

Hi Nweston. Would you be interested in doing write-ups for either Rapid or Magnetar this week? I understand that you are already committed to working on the write-up for the Grand Final, but we currently don't have any other users allocated for either robot. VulcansHowl 11:18, December 2, 2017 (UTC)

It would have to be a few-days-afterwards type project, but I am happy to cover either of them if nobody ends up taking one. Nweston8 (talk) 13:55, December 2, 2017 (UTC)

RW Rankdown Edit

Hey NJGW, it’s your turn on the rankdown. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 14:06, March 8, 2018 (UTC)

Ratings for Battle of the Stars Episodes Edit

Hullo. I just wanted to ask, do you know what the overnight (or seven day), as well as the overall (or twenty-eight day) ratings were for the Battle of the Stars episodes? I am trying to make a section on the Series 9 article regarding ratings for each episode. Thanks. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 18:42, April 28, 2018 (UTC)

Episode 1 got 947k overnight. Unfortunately, the seven days for both episodes, and the overnight for Episode 2 aren't available AFAIK. Nweston8 (talk) 18:54, April 28, 2018 (UTC)

Rankdown Edit

Hey Nick; we need nominees from you too in the rankdown. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 01:24, May 13, 2018 (UTC)

Audited EW1Edit

I really hate pestering people for votes, so I do this very reluctantly, but I am rather short ATM, especially on the rumble. CrashBash (talk) 16:43, September 30, 2018 (UTC)

Dank u zeer Edit

Hey up. The Sumo Basho award on the wiki is given out for "completing arduous and repetitive, arguably unenjoyable tasks", and I think we found one with the repetitive but necessary task of phasing out "Holland" across the wiki. Have a very red award for it, to go with your Tornadoes.

Sumo Basho Sumo Basho
The Sumo Basho Championship is awarded to you by ToastUltimatum for changing all instances of Holland to The Netherlands across the wiki.

TOAST 12:59, November 17, 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Humphrey Campbell. NJGW (talk) 18:56, November 17, 2018 (UTC)

Wow, he's on a roll lads

Best Design Award for Best Design
The Award for Best Design is awarded to you by ToastUltimatum for adding additional imagery for all fights in Dutch Series 2.

Unfortunately you are not Razer so Dutch Series 1 doesn't equate to a second Best Design Award. TOAST 11:05, November 18, 2018 (UTC)

Regarding your Robot Wars videos Edit

May I ask, do you ever receive any copyright/monetisation claims? If so, are there any exceptions to that rule? Thanks. SpaceManiac888 (Talk) 19:05, January 17, 2019 (UTC)

Any video that includes battle footage gets immediately claimed by Passion Distribution. They allow me to keep the videos up, but insert adverts and claim any of the money that the videos would take. Funnily enough, I am now able to monetise the Robot Wars History Podcast episodes as of this week, but nothing else is eligible. NJGW (talk) 20:06, January 17, 2019 (UTC)

Rankdown Edit

Hi Nick, could you take your turn in the rankdown? Thanks. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 15:47, July 12, 2019 (UTC)

Hi agian Nick, would you mind posting your final rankings when you get a chance? No reasoning necessary, you can just list them if you're short on free time. RA2; aka Resetti's Replicas. (My Talk) 02:46, July 31, 2019 (UTC)

Steel AvengerEdit

I appreciate the discretion with the Razer thing by saying "maybe 2 or 3 votes", I've got to give you credit there... Datovidny (talk) 15:39, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

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