Welcome![edit source]


Hi Moribund,

Welcome to Appropedia, please make yourself at home! If you need a general wiki-tutorial, see the main help page (or the more in-depth one on WikiEducator).

Check your preferences and be sure you verify your email address and turn on email notification if you'd like it -- you can find out when your talk page, or any page on your watchlist, is modified. You may want to upload a photo or information about yourself to your userpage (which is at User:Moribund).

If you have a particular interest or project in mind, go ahead and start it! If you have questions or suggestions, the best place to leave them is at our community discussion page, which we call the Village pump — you should get a fast response. Or, feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions, need help finding your way around, have a cool idea for a project, or just want to chat.

Glad to have you here!


Potential topics[edit source]

Hi. Here's some natural building topics you might be interested in: strawbale, rammed earth, and cob. Since you're interested in homesteading, I recommend checking out Portal:Permaculture --Ethan (talk) 23:06, 22 February 2017 (PST)

Thanks, I'll check it out =) Moribund (talk) 09:56, 24 February 2017 (PST)
Depending on your level of access on Wikipedia, you might also be interested in the proposal to "un-delete" content from there by importing it here. 1 2 --Ethan (talk) 21:58, 3 March 2017 (PST)

Thanks[edit source]

Thanks for pointing out the dead link on Rainwater harvesting. It is fixed now. --Lonny (talk) 11:02, 13 November 2017 (PST)

Admin![edit source]

Hi Moribund,

Thank you for all your awesome contributions to Appropedia and for accepting our nomination to be an Admin. You now have a few new Administrative tools such as deleting (and undeleting) pages, blocking users, and even mass deleting pages created by a user (in extreme vandalism/spam cases). These of course come with responsibilities. If you have any questions along the way, please ask. You can see a little more at Appropedia:Administrators.

Thanks again! --Lonny (talk) 19:22, 11 March 2019 (PDT)

Welcoming[edit source]

Hi Moribund,

Thanks again for all your exemplary work! Just a quick note that when welcoming you can use {{subst:Welcome|Moribund}} so that the welcome message does not show all the template code when the page is edited by the next person (e.g. the welcomee...e.g. https://www.appropedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Keshavboddula&action=edit&section=1).

Please let me know if that does not make sense.

Thanks! --Lonny (talk) 12:54, 3 April 2019 (PDT)

Hello[edit source]

Nice username. I'm Saftzie! I am an admin from Deletionpedia.org. My username there is DW. I am an astronomer, amateur stargazer and philosopher. I joined Appropedia to make a huge difference for the Eco-friendly community and to help change the world for the better. Saftzie (Message me!) 19:46, 20 April 2019 (PDT)

Segapedia[edit source]

Moribund, could you help me with my wiki called Segapedia? It is at Segapedia. My user name is "Tiger Mum". Saftzie (Message me!) 00:45, 23 April 2019 (PDT)
Sorry, this has nothing to do with appropedia. Moribund (talk) 10:43, 23 April 2019 (PDT)

Anti-spam[edit source]

Hi, Moribund! I'm Roger, one of the other admins here. Thanks for all your hard work on Appropedia, and for spending so much time and effort fighting spam here :) It's really appreciated.

This last weekend, Appropedia was subject to an intense slowdown and a series of website crashes. I am not exactly sure what happened, unfortunately, but my best guess was a drive-by denial-of-service attack, perhaps.

In the process, we switched servers and updated some of our software and security features.

As a test, I added a commercial anti-spam solution: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Antispam

It uses a third-party IP & email address spam filter to block new users and edits. If you notice any issues related to that, please do let me know!

If you'd like to see the edits it's blocking, please create an account at cleantalk.org and let me know your email address there so I can invite you to our site there.

Thanks so much!

-Roger (talk) 03:38, 9 June 2019 (CDT)