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A Working Solution

Please check out my new blog article: User_blog:BigBadBrad01/A_Working_Solution. Lets try to make everyone happy again! :) BigBadBrad01 06:47, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for that link, Brad! Kenny HaarFager 07:28, May 12, 2010 (UTC)
Although I don't claim to be psychic like you Kenny, I got a funny feeling you think this is about being right or wrong, and it AIN'T!

It's not me being wrong, nor you being right that I care about. It's not my way or your way.
It's about what LOOKS best and easiest to decipher by the casual browser. If you persist in believing otherwise, and ascribe your own emotions to my actions, in spite of me clearly stating here, as clearly and succinctly as possible - it's not about whether I like you or not, it's your actions and what's best for the wiki in both design and credibility!
Unless there is a clear standard, and a bonafide rule come to by consenus (with options for adaptation) you should not be changing someone else's work. If you don't agree that what they did looks good and violates some clearly stated standard, you should offer the editor an option to polish it up himself, offer your own suggestions or polish it up yourself, but DON'T hack it into gibberish!

ranugad 13:54, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

Another thing Kenny, if you're not caught up, you should get there before reading this, If you insist this blow up is entirely my fault, I think you'll find, if you care to review the escalation of events, it was not I who first took off the gloves. I held my tongue, time and again. IN WRITINING! When you attacked me, and THAT is how I see it, I stood up and defended myself. If you don't like it, tough! And if you don't get it, I fight back!!! And fiercely! As fiercely as I did for your damn freedom to do this!! And I'm committed to fighting back, till death do I stop!!! THAT is a citizen/soldier, of which this country was founded by, and I share company with. What the hell have you done for the wiki but disrupt creativity with your outbursts (you too Dave - I STAND for the kids that desire to see the specs here at the wiki, I just don't know the best way to do it.)

So when you banned me at the drop off a hat, to me, you took away my freedom to respond! And again, I ask, how'd that work out for ya? Now you'll better understand me and maybe, just maybe, treat me with some respect or leave me the hell alone (and my work here)

The ONLY work of mine I want you to touch, is EVERYTHING if you can wipe it all, pictures and editing history, clean from the wiki, which I don't believe is possible at this point.

ranugad 16:35, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

New Answers Site

The Hot Wheels Answers site launched today. All Hot Wheels-related questions from Wikianswers are being moved there. If you have enabled the Wikianswers widget, you'll now see questions about Hot Wheels taken from this new site instead of from the Central Wikianswers site. If you would like to customize the widget, you can edit the text at MediaWiki:Answers widget user note. You'll find more help with the widget at Help:Wikianswers widget. If you'd like to be involved and join the admin team at Hot Wheels Answers, please let me know on my talk page there. Angela@fandom (talk) 04:58, May 12, 2010 (UTC)

New Info

I have just uncovered,what I believe,is some interesting Info on AAR 'Cudas (Riehlman version) quite by accident. However in view of the veracity of multiple imagery recently, shoiuld I pursue the matter photographicly & verbally, or just verbally first? Many Thanx,and furthermore I'm not questioning anyone's sanity,except perhaps my own! Pirate4722 08:00, May 3, 2010 (UTC)

Well, you've certainly got my curiosity piqued! I think that AAR Cuda is a great casting, so anything you can tell me would be nice. Kenny HaarFager 09:55, May 3, 2010 (UTC)
Last night I was just looking for something or other to do with Phil Riehlman and wound up at the fact page about him on the WIKI.As I'm sure you are aware I happen to be am avid AAR 'Cuda collector.I was in the process of adding a pic when I looked at the car,which was driver side facing.The 'Hot Wheels logo' aft of the rear wheel,suddenly said PLYMOUTH ! I said What! This was one of the original Orange 1st version.I was using it to typify the series as it was the first one.I proceeded to discover the following.All orange AAR's with the Hotwheels Tampo on the passenger side Had Plymouth on the Driver side.All the ones with No tampo at all on the P.S. were blank on the D.S. as well.The Magenta s' follow the exact same nomenclature.The White,of which there are gloss & matte, that have the Plymouth Tampo on the P.S. have the same on the D.S. All the ones with the Hotwheels Tampo on the P.S. have Plymouth on the D.S.(just like orange & magenta) and I've never seen a white one with NO Tampo.Also can be said the same for the Green,only in the reverse.I've never seen one WITH any Tampo,at all.I looked at 16 that I have and it stuck right to the last one!As far as the white not having one at all or the green ever having one.I've been observing them on The bay for months.Trying to find one or the other.Actually, along with the 56 F-100's,I've been observing them for quite some time.Sorry abut the long read,but you know me.I rarely say anything in ten words that couldn't be said in three. Pirate4722 06:11, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Very interesting find! It sounds like it's being done intentionally instead of errors of omission. Wouldn't you think so, too? HaarFager 10:15, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Exactly.however their motivation is not clear.Perhaps it's just one of their little pranks.You know like on the rocket box,one tampo on the first side and another on he opposite.I'm sure there are a multitude of others.Some other,yet to be discovered.Much to my amazement was,that I had never noticed this one before.Another thought I had was that it might be a subtle method of tracking production runs.Who knows.One thing we are aware of is that the Hotwheels people are extremely quirky.Well one of these nights I'll have to make a photographic record of it,then find a place to list it.Probably in the gallery.That will be of your determination.Also while we are discussing this,I think the other versions,such as the Dan Gurney examples and the MOPAR performance set,should be integrated into the same page.Very similar to the way we have the 56 F-100s.That way they will all be visible in the same location but their differences noted.That way they will all be available for comparison purposes.That's why I said that I think that we have,at the present,the best format for the 56's at present they just need to compartment ed.The regular 70 Barracudas are separated into the two versions very nicely,Perhaps some method as such that.Well that's my report.In 10,000 words or less.Both these vehicles need to be more treated in a more cohesive manner (56's & AAR's) then I feel WE will have the best and easiest to access format of all.There are a many other Pages that we all need to cooperate and work in unison on,rather than arguing about who's right and who's wrong.After all,we are just a bunch of grown men,playing with Kids toys. Pirate4722 16:27, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Hey, Hot Wheels came out in 1968 and I started liking and playing with them then. If I'm to be considered as an adult, (which I deny!), then these cars have aged as much as I have. I think they should be called "Adult toys!" It sounds better, ha! HaarFager 07:06, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
Alas,it seems nearly the whole world is in denial.However I do believe in some instances' Some of the Higher quality Hot Wheels are referred to as 'Adult Toys'.I'm not certain you saw the irony in what I said.By the way have you had time to assimilate the above post? If so what is your opinion?Pirate4722 08:03, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
"The whole world is in denial?" Not me, I deny that statement! Ha. I personally think that a casting which is essentially meant to be the same one by Mattel, but is in fact redone with new castings and which have some slight differences, looks good when displayed together on one page. That way, it's easier to see the subtle changes that differentiates the various molds used. We do have a precedent on the Wiki displaying what you propose, so I don't see anything wrong with doing it again for the casting you speak of. HaarFager 06:27, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
I said "nearly",mostly because I certainly didn't want to include myself,or you either,for that matter.That is excellent news. About the AARs'.Being a clear thinking young man,I felt fairly certain you would agree.More on that later.I just wanted to clarify the other statement for now!

Pirate4722 07:00, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Blocked User Advice

Users who have been blocked, for whatever reason, need to realize that simply trying to create another account with the intent of continuing in the behaviour that got you banned in the first place, will not be tolerated or allowed on this Wiki. These attempts can be clearly identified by viewing the blocked users page. By attempting to do this, leads me to believe that you're up to no good. Users who are up to no good are just not welcome around here. We're all here working together to try and build a comprehensive reference tool for Hot Wheels vehicles and only serious-minded contributors are wanted. If you feel you can add something positive to the Hot Wheels Wiki, you're more than welcome to join in on the fun! And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. Kenny HaarFager 13:49, May 2, 2010 (UTC)

Just So Everybody Knows

I don't go around asking everybody whether or not I'm sane. I let my words and my actions do my talking for me. Kenny HaarFager 03:14, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

Wheel Chart

I was searching other info. upon spotting your excellent wheel Guide.Excellent endeavor! Pirate4722 05:58, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, JL - I've put a lot of work into that page. You do mean the one on the Hot Wheels Wiki, right? Because I also work on the one for the Matchbox Cars Wiki and the Maisto Diecast Wiki as well. I guess I like wheels a lot! HaarFager 08:31, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

How Are Things In The Middle Of Nowhere

Hey Kenny,Send me A

Pirate4722 23:25, April 15, 2010 (UTC)

People deleting your code

I have read your rant on people deleting your "|-" I went through the Mazda Furai page history and saw how you re-added it. I opened the edit window and the added "|-" was not there even in source mode. Made a save without doing a single change, then checked my edit history and it shows that I removed it. So I have concluded that the wikia editor is definately automatically removing any incomplete line entries upon saving. And is in no way the fault of "thedarknights". Sinnin 05:18, April 9, 2010 (UTC) Also i forgot to tell u your woodie mailed out on monday, u should get it next week. Sinnin 05:18, April 9, 2010 (UTC)

David, thank you so much for telling me about this feature, I was totally not aware of it. I owe my most sincere apologies to everybody I accused. I wish they could tell me that the things I do get automatically removed by a robot. It would sure save me a lot of time. My thoughts are, "why the heck am I here, they certainly don't need me?" I might as well quit too. HaarFager 05:32, April 9, 2010 (UTC)
Quitting does'nt work, I tried, I failed. Lets just keep on rolling Sinnin 10:12, April 9, 2010 (UTC)

Technical Specs comments and category talk

1st, I really hate the wiki for conversation. We should commander some section over at HWC - maybe more exposure will get more contributors over here. There's been some GREAT posts over there with info previously unreported. I especially enjoyed the HW Race deco team threads. Anyway... I remember seeing the editors of the specs puttin em on when they first started - not a project I would have started or really care about. At first I had no idea where they were gettin the info from - and again, I could care less if the stats were right or wrong, real or imaginary - because ultimately, (for me) this hobby is about the 1:64 scale cars, and if you track and shoot (with your Hot Wheel Radar gun) these cars, I SERIOUSLY doubt they'll be even close. (Especially when you flip the switch to register in scale.) And you're more than likely right about where the stats are ultimately coming from - Marketing, not engineering. The only reason I posted the spec pic was to let you know the editor himself wasn't makin the stuff up on his own. As for completing the addition of specs for every casting - I'm not interested, but to each his own and as long as it doesn't detract from the rest of the Wiki - I say let `em at it - there's more than enough room on the page for us all to play. bob ranugad 16:58, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

Hey BOB.I am of the opinion that in reality it does harm the WIKI.It severely distorts our credibility with the curios casual reader,observing this site,looking for credible information.Being unfamiliar with the WIKI, and probably an automobile enthusiast of some degree.Quite possibly a knowledgeable One.A glance at that absurdity will undoubtedly amaze him to the degree of Question-ability that he won't return a second time,or worse yet jokingly.Also this is not your WIKI,it's everyone's.With that in mind we should strive for more actual accuracy,rather than abjectness for our own sake.It is undoubtedly the hobby of more more than one non member observer.So lets impress them with our knowledge of these 1:64 cars,and not some obscurity unknown to most.Lets all enjoy the WIKI,in an atmosphere of camaraderie rather than discord.This,is more apt to attract more,and more responsible members. Pirate4722 19:11, March 28, 2010 (UTC)
Valid points. But in the spirit of inclusion instead of exclusion, maybe for those wishing to see these stats on the catsing page, they can moved below the versions table, with a disclaimer/explanation concerning the origin of said stats. Personally I wouldn't go through it, but I also have no objections to them being included, front page or talk page.
back to the original subject of this section....
I'm messing with categories some more and came across an anomoly. I added Category: Track Stars to the Drift King page but it seemed to not be showing up on the category page, I thought it was like the shoe box and went looking for some coding error - found none. It took me awhile, but eventually I noticed it listed under the # sign on the category page. If you follow any of the categories the drift king is included in, it shows up there, and not under D where it belongs. Anybody got any ideas why this would happen? bob ranugad 00:12, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
Bob, the problem that you described with the Drift King sounded like something I was familiar with, so I went and checked it out. I found and fixed the problem immediately. The only reason the Drift King would show up in the "#" or number column was probably because somebody told it to show up there. For a number to display properly in the number column, a "#" has to be added before the name in the default sort code. It sounded like what was going on and when I looked, there was indeed a "#" before the name. What had probably happened was somebody copied the default sort name from another page, I do it all the time myself, and when they went to type in the new name, they forgot to remove the "#." I simply removed it and now it should be working correctly. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Kenny. HaarFager 00:58, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
Excellent! Now I'll know when I see THAT! (as opposed to gallery screw ups - lol). I think we've been under utilyzing the category. Have you checked out the new category page I did for the X-Raycers? ranugad 01:05, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
No, I haven't seen the category page for the X-Raycers. How do I get there to see it? HaarFager 01:18, March 29, 2010 (UTC)
I actually started the X-Raycers before I did the Fourth of July and every casting page that was an xraycer needs to be tagged too. On the Xraycers page I was focused on getting every img. ranugad 14:46, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
I rushed that out this morning, it seems you can't actually creat a link to a category page. Except in the categories section at the bottom of every page. Right now this page falls under the X-Raycers and Fourth of July categories because I tried to link to them in the text above. I added the bold just now. The catgories should be deleted from this page when we're done. ranugad 04:18, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
I'd really like to help you on this, Bob, but I don't have a clue as to what you're talking about. I'm ill and have been sick for the last 5 or 6 days, so I've probably not got a very clear head. Some medicines will do that to you. Could you please explain what you're attempting to do and what you need me to help with? HaarFager 04:52, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry Ken, I thought you had a better grasp of the categories than I do. And since I'm still tryin to figure out how the category/sub-category thingy works, I'm not sure I'm ready to articulate this feeling I've been getting, as I rummage around the wiki, that we are seriously underutilizing its potential. And although I did stumble across a comment by you (or maybe it was brad) that another user (crs prevent me from naming said user) was told to not bother adding categories to image files. I had already tagged every X-Raycer picture with a category marking and when I called up the category page, there they all were, a little out of order, but there. I thought maybe you had noticed this work as I saw a comment by you on the Fourth of July category page, which I did after a few others, like Chuck e. cheese - and dangit CSS is the cause of capitalization error, which I'm unsure of how to fix beyond deleting each casting current category, then delete the category, then rename it. Which leads me to ask, have you seen the unused and sometimes redundant categories that have been created? bob ranugad 23:14, April 8, 2010 (UTC)
Sadly, I should have a better grasp on the Category aspect of the Wiki, but I rarely use the categories to find what I need, usually I'll use the links in the tables to get to the same kind of information. For instance: If a car was released one year in the "Surf Board Show Car" Series (Totally made up just to use as an example), true I could click on the category at the bottom and find out what other cars are also in the series. But, I'm a visual type of guy and prefer to click on the link usually provided in the table for the description of the "Surf Board Show Car" series and that will take me to a page that generally has all the cars pictured and every fact about them I need to know. People are real good on here about creating these special pages, and it's some I like to create also. Using the category pages just seems like an extra step I don't really need to do. To me, it's all about the cars so I like to see the cars.
But, to answer your question, I have seen what appeared to be redundant categories, but since I don't use them much, I'm reluctant to delete them because somebody else may be using those categories and it's something they like. I figure more categories don't hurt anything since they're listed toward the bottom of the page, but they might be helpful to have. So, I feel the more, the merrier! Anything to help people use this Wiki to it's fullest capabilities and to be able to find out what they need to know in the method that's easist for them. Just my thoughts on the matter. Kenny HaarFager 05:26, April 9, 2010 (UTC)

Finish What You Started

Hey Kenny.I notice a lot of times,when I'm adding a new version,that I have got to finish up the one before it. Most always the tampo is involved. I imagine that's because it takes a little more time than just adding a pic..I t seems to me that if someone is going to take the relatively short time to add the pic. they should take the flippin' time to do the whole job!! It's like they're saying,well my time's more valuable than yours you do it! Kinda' irritating,isn't it?.....That's all I've got to report. Pirate4722 06:03, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

I've noticed exactly what you describe many times. And, I've been guilty of just that crime myself. But I have a good reason for doing it. I can even have the car in front of me and will leave categories blank, hoping someone else has the same car and can provide the missing information. I'd rather leave the line blank, however, than fill in wrong information. I'm totally colorblind, you see. So, that's my excuse, but what's everybody else's excuse? It could be because they're not familiar with how things work on here or it could be laziness or something else. Maybe they'll see this point you've made and try to improve what they do. We can only hope! HaarFager 06:16, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
I too am guilty of this. Often I upload pictures at home, Then later make the line entries while im sitting at work and no longer have the car in hand. I like to be exact on all details, so if i am unsure I leave it blank. Then I usually forget to go back.... I have at least 500 cars to add, but i get so burned out making line entries and figuring out simple yet complete tampo descriptions that its nice to leave a little work for some of the others to do! Adding descriptions is a simple way for new users to figure the wikia out, since making a line entry for a first timer, can be enough to turn away good potential contributers. I know thats 2 completely different reasons but i use both =P Sinnin 11:39, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Kenny u being colorblind explains alot. Those new troop convoy pictures are great, but that bright purple background with the dark olive green truck, is an interesting choice to say the least! (just giving you a hard time =P) Sinnin 11:47, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
A viable reason is acceptable,as opposed to a lame excuse.I'm not referring to things of that nature.However Laziness and disregard were what I had in mind.I'm certainly not trying to be enigmatic about this situation ether.A physical conflagration is another circumstance all together.Having just overcome a vision impairment myself,I can appreciate that.Even though in your case it seems to not be a handicap.As far as being simulating to a beginner,I can relate to that also,in a positive manner though.So with all things considered,perhaps it is just"The nature of The Beast".Also I would be extremely curious where one obtains the various vehicle "specs",found at the top of many articles.I also question the validity of Most of them.Oh well,that's all I've got to report. Pirate4722 20:55, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
I have looked a few specs up to try and confirm, it seems that there isn't 2 web sites on the web that list the exact same specs for any given car. as for the hot wheels designed cars. alot of the cards have some fun specs for kids on the back. Ranugad posted a pic, the first time i ranted about this rubbish. A good example of misleading tech specs is the hot bird, where it lists the firebird as having a 400CID engine pushing 415HP!!! that poor 77+ firebird with the pollution controls only managed to ever squeeze out a whimpy 185HP. there were also many other engine choices for that car, so just saying it had the 400 is a poor description. Sinnin 10:47, March 28, 2010 (UTC)

Category / casting fix needed

Hey Kenny, or anyone that sees this. I've been muckin about with the categories and found a few 2000 First editions missing the category on the casting page.

Check out the Shoe Box. Something weird is going on. Categories are there, yet not. bob

ranugad 06:09, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

I took one look at it and saw the problem immediately, Bob. Somebody had erased part of the coding for the Gallery section at the bottom of the page and it was causing strange things to happen. Somebody had moved the Default sort above the Gallery, I didn't look to see who, but since I was the one who added the Gallery and the one image in it, it happened after the Gallery was added. It's fixed now. Generally, I've found that when strange things are happening, it's usually part of some code missing somewhere. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! Kenny HaarFager 06:25, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Hey Kenny.I may have done it when I added the 49 Woodies' everthing looked ok to me.Sorry if it was my fault and thanx for the new page! Pirate4722 16:17, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
It's easy to do, because sometimes it still happens to me. And I know why. For some reason, the Hot Wheels Wiki has a feature that, when you try to put the cursor over a certain amount of text, it extends itself to what it perceives to be the end of what you're trying to copy as a help. Generally, it's not a help because I'm not trying to select that much text. So, if a person isn't careful, too much text will be removed unknowingly. I wish there was a way to turn this feature off so that it would stop trying to "help" me! HaarFager 17:20, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, and about the new page I created - you're welcome! I just didn't know all the particulars about the cars. So, if you can tell the colors of the windows and stuff, and what kind the base is and all, you can fill in a few of the blank spaces I left. Thanks! HaarFager 17:22, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
It's a done deal! Pirate4722 17:37, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
I saw it, nice work! HaarFager 18:38, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the good words.I saw that shadow around the group of words and thought I cleared it. OOPS...More unauthorized thinking. Pirate4722 22:06, March 23, 2010 (UTC)
Yes, you shouldn't be doing any unauthorised thinking! Take the blue pill now. Ha. HaarFager 00:41, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
Is that the one that makes you smaller, or the other one, that doesn't do anything at all? Pirate4722 02:34, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
I don't know. I'll go ask Alice and get back with you on it. HaarFager 03:09, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
I saw the missing caret(sic) immediately once you made the edit. I tracked it back to an edit by the pirate but the category move was all me. bob ranugad 02:43, March 24, 2010 (UTC)

What Happened

Hi Kenny.How come you deleted the two 49's? Thay were from a different Series Than Surf's Up,and they were color variations.I thought variation and different set notations were cool.It might help some innocent victim,who isn't familier with that Car,or the HW Wlki.I was under the impression that this was an "info" oriented site.If that's the way Y'all want it,that's cool,you're in charge. Pirate4722 23:25, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

The reason I deleted the two '49's from that particular page was because it was only created to show the different station wagon models that Hot Wheels have released, not variations of the separate models. The original version, if possible, is all that is really needed to show that Hot Wheels has released that model of station wagon. Do you see what I mean? Each one of those different models may have been released in multitudes of different series, but that's not what the page is spotlighting. Just all the different models of stations wagons that have been put out by Mattel. My family had a station wagon when I was little, so you'll know why I created the page - I love 'em! I hope you didn't take offense, because it wasn't directed to you, just that only one was needed. I went with the first one listed is all. I hope this clears things up. Now, on the page for that particular '49 model, all versions are more than welcome, so be sure to add them there. HaarFager 04:05, March 21, 2010 (UTC)
Oh....OK,everything"s cool.I didn't take a personal offense.I just wondered what was Happentn'.Iv'e benn trying to add as many different versions as possible and give the different model sites as much continuity as I can.That's all.I guess you don't want your Station Wagon article 14 pages would have been happy as a Duck on a Junebug, if you woulda' grown up at my house.My Dad always had a Wagon and a Convert.One time he had a 57 Olds Convert.Silver with a White interior..It had three deuces on it.It was what they called a "J2" option.I hated the white interior.I got to clean the stitching on the white leather seats and door panels.WITH A TOOTHBRUSH!!!

Pirate4722 04:31, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

I'll bet that '57 looked nice, though! HaarFager 05:00, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

It Was Bad to the Bone!The old man would have a couple to many "Shnapps",you could get away with it back then,'Cops didn't bother you unless you were Fallen down,or hit somebody.He'd nail that thing and it'd almost put you in the back seat.You could here that Tri-Power kick in (progressive linkage).That was when I was in my formative years and grew up diggin' cars.Another thing,NO seatbelts either.In 55 He had a BLACK Nomad.Black and White interior.I don't rmember that one as well (8 yrs.old).Yeah woulda' been in Hog Heaven.

Pirate4722 05:49, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

Coding Question

Danny, do you know of any code a person can add that would make it possible to leave little "notes" in tables without the notes actually showing in the tables, but only showing when you're in the edit table view? It's for the Hot Wheels Wiki, and I think it would be a great thing to have on each line for each car's description what the line is for. This way, you won't have to keep scrolling back up to the top of the table to see which line is for which entry. If you know what I mean. HaarFager 23:08, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Kenny! I'm posting this back here so it's easier for you to find it. Sure, I can show you how to to put notes into a table. Here's an example, using a row from the '47 Chevy Fleetline table.
| <!-- Col #    --> 028
| <!-- Year     --> 2004
| <!-- Series   --> [[2004 First Editions]] #28
| <!-- Color    --> Metalflake Lavender
| <!-- Tampo    --> Black and White tampos on top and hood, "Hot Wheels" logo on rear fender
| <!-- Base     --> Chrome / Plastic
| <!-- Window   --> Smoke
| <!-- Interior --> White
| <!-- Wheel    --> [[LW]]
| <!-- Toy #    --> B3538
| <!-- Country  --> Malaysia
| <!-- Notes    --> Has a matching painted visor over the windshield
| <!-- Photo    --> [[Image:First Edition '47 Chevy Fleetline - 6975df.jpg|75px]]

The stuff that you put between those marks won't show up in the table. So... kind of a pain to change lots of tables to that format, but you're right -- it'll make it a lot easier to edit a 13-column table!

I hope everything's going great here. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! -- Danny@fandom (talk) 09:05, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Danny, this will help a lot! HaarFager 10:57, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

Hey Kenny

Haven't seen you "bopping" around the old Wiki for awhile.Hope you're doin' OK.Just thought I'd say HEY.Pirate4722 06:03, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. I'll be back soon. My mother passed away last week of cancer. I moved in with my parents because they're elderly and I could help with things; and Mom wanted to die at home, so my Father, sister and I took care of her until the end. But, things will level off someday. HaarFager 06:33, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

GOD bless her and yourself.My Mom suffered the same fate.I'll say a prayer for her.Pirate4722 14:54, January 12, 2010 (UTC)


I noticed that you gave a 3 day ban to shadowrocks, I went through his contributions, and they have all been undone or reverted. You have my vote to extend the ban to 1 year! Sinnin 06:30, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

New Versions

Hi Kenny, this is the OLD but not to wise,Pirate4722.I wonder if you would let me know how to add a new version to an existing page? I just asked Hotwheels1999 but I don't like to impose my ignorance on the regular members.I have some additions to make but I'm afraid I'll mess up the page,I almost did last time.Much obliged to youPirate4722 16:12, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

Here's how I do it. I'll click on the link at the top of the page you want to add a new version that says "Edit this page." Then, I find the coding that covers one whole version of the car. It doesn't matter which one, if there are more than one. I'll copy it and then paste it where I am going to add the new version. This has the advantage of already having most of the code written for most versions. You just change the words to correctly reflect the version you are adding. Be sure to remove the old, copied photo name if you aren't adding a new image and just the description. (I don't know how many times I forget this step!) Hope this helps! HaarFager 17:22, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot,I'll give it a shot! Ya'll sure make it SOUND EASY!!Pirate4722 18:49, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
No problem! Just don't hesitate to ask me anything else if you're having problems with anything. I might not be able to answer any more tonight and tomorrow, as I'll be busy eating turkey and spending time with my family. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! HaarFager 19:25, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Hotwheels1999 19:33, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Kenny.The same to Ya'llPirate4722 21:53, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
Sinnin's 2 cents....after you click the "edit this page" you will see the editing tools. to add the lines like kenny said you need to go to the page code. on your top right under the "controls" you need to click "view wikitext" then you will see the code. A horizontal line entry looks like the code below, just copy the line entries that look like...
|2009 [Exclu Hot Wheels 10-Pk]]
|Flat Brown
|Beige, Black and Red tampos "Wayne's Fix-It-Fast Garage Since 1971" inside of Red Oval, w/"Hot Wheels" logo
|Chrome / Plastic
After you copy it place it in the order where the new version goes. Now is a good time to replace the old image name with your new image name (there on the bottom line. From here you can change all the info to reflect the new version or you can click the top right button again to take you back to the editing tools your familiar with. Sinnin 03:47, November 26, 2009 (UTC)
Thanx Sinnin,that's a lot more than two cents worth,I appreciate all the help I can get!
I'm just an old yutz that ain't as computer savvy as you all.I tried to do a 57 earlier and lost the pic.It was supposed to upload but I guess it didn't.I used to be able to do it that way.Maybe that was one of those things that changed.Anyhow,Happy turkey day to ya'Pirate4722 04:13, November 26, 2009 (UTC)
To simplify the learning the process try using the Hot Wheels Wiki:Practice Page I set it up to be show where you need to copy the code. (unfortunately the page works a little different that normal !?!? perhaps an Admin can fix that!) Sinnin 05:01, November 26, 2009 (UTC)

2010 Race World City Series

Hey Kenny, I have been trying to keep the year out of all new series pages, with the exception of those that repeat over multiple years. So if you have no objections, I'd like to change your new page, which is great by the way, to just Race World City Series. BigBadBrad01 19:21, November 19, 2009 (UTC)

Well, that would be fine until they reuse the name for a different series. And they will reuse the name. The only problem with changing it to just "Race World City Series" is this: Enter "Race World City Series" in the search box at left and watch what comes up. Then enter "2010 Race World City Series" and see what comes up. Two different pages. That's why I tried to forestall any search issues or confusion by naming it with the complete "2010 Race World City Series." Try it and then get back with me. I don't really care what it's called because I can use any name for the link to get to it on my user page, so it could be either way and still work. HaarFager 19:55, November 19, 2009 (UTC)
I just thought of something else, Brad. What if they use this series in 2011? Then, you'd have to go back and change it and add the year like you said you were doing with other series pages that are used in multiple years. Just trying to think of everything so we can come to the right conclusion and set the precedent. HaarFager 20:22, November 21, 2009 (UTC)
You never got back with me, Brad, on the results you got when you tried searching for the two different names like I suggested. You did understand what I was saying, didn't you? I hope I wasn't too obtuse. HaarFager 04:21, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Hey Kenny, good to see you back. I read what happened with your mom. Sorry to hear. I hope your family is doing better. With the issue still at large. I think you may be onto something. Lets try it your way from here on out. BigBadBrad01 07:34, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words, Brad. It's getting better all the time. HaarFager 07:55, January 16, 2010 (UTC)


I'm new here. I just came from and saw a new series called Speed Machines for 2010. Is that available here? Rtype5 15:52, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

As soon as they hit the store shelves, I'm sure they'll start showing up on here. Just keep looking back for them! Thanks for asking! HaarFager 21:41, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

Fclass Again

Please delete I Have a Question?. There's no reason for it to exist. I also recommend redirect 2009 Hot Wheels Colr Shifters to Hot Wheels Color Shifters because it has 2008 and 2010 models. One more thing, Mgoch created De Lorean from some 2001 set. Redirect to '81 DeLorean DMC-12. Fclass 15:06, November 2, 2009 (UTC)

I have placed the question on the "I Have A Question" page on the user's talk page who asked it. That's where it belongs. As to the Color Shifters, just take the 2008 and 2010 references and move them to their respective pages. If they don't exist, create those pages because we need them to exist. And about the DeLorean.... after a little research, I have found that Hot Wheels did release three different versions of the DeLorean in 1991, each based on one of the three "Back To The Future" movies. Therefore, it is a different casting of the same car and should by all means have it's own page. I have moved it, however, to what I think is it's correct name of DeLorean Time Machine. That's so it doesn't get confused with the new 2010 casting of the same car called '81 DeLorean DMC-12‎. Hope this clarifies things for everybody! Thanks, Fclass! HaarFager 01:20, November 3, 2009 (UTC)

Just Learning

Thanx for the 411,Kenny.As a matter of fact,I do have a couple questions.I've got some cars that are not shown in existing entries.You know,like a different car or a variation.That's what I was trying to figure out when you picked up the category thing,I guess.I never did figure out how and abandoned the project before I loused anything up.Also,I think my pics.were wrong somehow and Brad had to straighten them out.I'm a rookie right at the moment (duh) however I want to do this correctly.So, don't hesitate to correct,I'm cool with it.Gotta' learn somehow,I'm 62 and I guess I'll learn this the same as everything else!!

That's how I learned, too! As to some of the cars you have that you think are variations or different in some way, I say go ahead and upload them and at least put them in a Gallery on the page for that particular car, if you're not sure. Maybe somebody will recognize it and know more about it. You could always caption them with something like "Suspected variation," or something to that effect so that people will know there's some question as to it's identity. I hope this helps! I like to see any and all pictures, so upload all you want! You can visit my user page to see some of the pictures I've uploaded - I just love Hot Wheels! HaarFager 15:41, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
Send us pictures and l go from therr!Vista69 07:12, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

Anyone care to explain about members copying information word for word from our club's website?

And then publishing it here without any references. I have put in over 3800 hours (and still do about 50 hours a week, researching and publishing data and updates on our club's website. And now it's showing up here without any citations or references. -Rob South Texas Diecast Collectors

I too have noticed a few of my descriptions overwritten with exact copys of texas' descriptions. Rob if you could check the history and find out the person responsible, im sure that would greatly help the admins reach a satisfactory solution for you. Sinnin 00:58, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
Rob, could you please give me examples of what you mean. Then, I'll check to see who is responsible and personally make sure it doesn't happen again. I know how much work you put into your site and I'd hate to take anything away from that. So please just let me know and I'll see to it that it does not happen. Thanks! BigBadBrad01 04:49, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
These are the links that were sent to me via email.
I checked it out and verified that the descriptions were word for word.
I also sent an email to the wikia community support about this.

It was me. I wasn't trying to steal your work. I was just adding versions to the pages. I should have added you as the reference. I'm sorry. It's not personal. Me not referencing you was an honest mistake. If you want to ban me, go ahead. Fclass 18:29, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

You won't be banned Fclass. I understand it was an honest mistake. I'm leaving it up to Rob as to what he wants to do. Rob, if you want me to remove the info from the page that is yours, I will remove it. If you want me to add a reference link at the bottom, I'll do that. Its up to you. Also, I am willing to give you my personal email if you would like to find a way to deal with this in the future. I have caught people in the past using pics from your site and I have taken them down when I knew they didn't have your permission. Please get back to me at your convenience. BigBadBrad01 20:30, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks for letting me know what was happening. I'm out of town (at work)
until Sunday morning. I will email you once I'm back home and get caught up on a few
things. Thanks again for looking into this for me. -Rob


Could delete ??? An article for the car was made. Fclass 17:02, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

Done! Thanks for notifying me! HaarFager 03:57, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
While I'm at it, please delete WSCOTTS. I added it to the Tampo page. Fclass 15:46, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
That's done, too. Thanks again! HaarFager 18:26, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
Could you also delete 2006 Ultimate Track 3-Pack Cars? Someone didn't add any information on it and I don't have any. Also, are there other administrators besides you and BigBadBrad01? Fclass 14:22, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
It shouldn't be deleted just because it doesn't have any information on the page yet. Someone might come along that knows about those cars and be able to fill it in. An Administrator would know this. Yes, there are other Administrators besides Brad and I. HaarFager 14:44, October 28, 2009 (UTC)


You now how you uploaded this photo,(File:1974 Porsche 917 - 7033df.jpg) on January 6th, that's my birthday.JapSkylineDrifter 23:19, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

Pictures of some designers

I recently went to the Hotwheels Collectors Convention. I only went to get autographs and it worked out just fine. Along with the autographs, I took pictures of the designers who were signing. My question today is: Would it be alright to post the pictures on the pages for the designers? Since they are in a very public place signing, I see no reason why I could not put a picture of Phil Rielhman on the page with his design of the Drag Bus, or his Dairy Delivery page. Let me know, Thanks

I don't see any problem with it. BigBadBrad01 20:47, October 11, 2009 (UTC)
Could you add a Gallery to Larry Wood, Phil Riehlman, Howard Rees, and Dave Weise? Thanks!
Just insert this text into the coding at the bottom of the page you desire to add a gallery to. BigBadBrad01 07:23, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
  • <gallery>File:(INSERT FILE HERE)</gallery>
Oh, I see Brad explained how to do that. I added them in before I refreshed my user page. Well, they're there anyway, ready to fill in. HaarFager 07:50, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
I comment on this because I care about the integrity of this website. Fclass 15:05, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
I need to contact the bureaucrats of the Wiki. Somebody is using Fclass' name illegally. HaarFager 00:07, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
My account was not hacked into. Fclass 14:23, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Stud Muffin

WOW, check out this stud muffin, BigBadBrad01. I figured I'd also give a face to the name so I am not this horrible dictator. LOL. BigBadBrad01 08:35, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

Well, Mr. Muffin, that's not at all what I pictured you to look like! I imagined a 3-piece suit and a briefcase! Well, at least now I know what you look like! Thanks for posting that picture! HaarFager 08:38, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
Ha ha, you're welcome. I'm not an attorney yet, so until then, no 3-piece suits. BigBadBrad01 08:42, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
But, I'll bet you've got your eye on some spiffy pin-striped suits, though, eh? HaarFager 08:46, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
Not yet... Alright Kenny, I have to hit the hay. Have a great night. BigBadBrad01 08:48, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
Speaking of manly men, how does this work for my new user photo:
Skipper and Me - 1973gf

HaarFager 08:54, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

Another "Small" Request

  • Could you add a Gallery to "Corvette C6"?
  • For the persons (pretty much only designers at this time) that are entered into the database, could you enter them in the index by both their first and last name? Not all the designers are known by their first name. As things progress in this database, there may even be a need for a separate "Designer Index".

This last week I went to look up Riehlman to see what I could find to take to the Hotwheels Convention for autographs. There is no Rielhman, Phil, only a Phil Rielhman. Even the newest of collectors know Larry Wood, so I cannot use that as an example. It's no problem for us old guys, but I guessing most of the users here are of the newer collector type and will use it for reference more than me. I will be adding more information than I am looking for, and I am very happy to do so. Thanks again, Paul

Okay, I've added the Gallery to the Corvette C6 page. As far as making the designer's name more easily to find, I think it would only involve creating a page with "Rielhman, Phil," then redirecting it to the proper page. That way, whichever way a user searches for a designer, it will be easy to find. I'll try to get around to doing that tomorrow. Thanks for alerting me to these! HaarFager 22:29, October 5, 2009 (UTC)
  • The pages are already there and fine. Only additional links are needed in the Index.
  • Along the same line of thought, the '65 Mustang Fastback has been renamed Ford Mustang Fastback on the newest card.

Thanks, Paul

You said "Only additional links are needed in the Index." I'm not sure which index you mean and additional links for what and to where? If this index lists all the designers, what other links are needed. And about the new name for the '65 Mustang Fastback, the variation of the name is usually noted in the "Notes/Variations" column on the original page. Hope this helps. HaarFager 10:00, October 6, 2009 (UTC)


Could you merge Computer Warrior and Phantomachine? It's the same casting with different names. Fclass 21:29, October 2, 2009 (UTC)

I will look into and see which one should go where. Right now, I have company coming over tonight, I have to work all day tomorrow, (9 a.m. to 1 a.m.), then Sunday I watch football all day (my only day to relax!), so please don't think I've ignored this request. It's just that I don't get much computing time on the weekends. I'll have to research to see which casting came out first. Thanks for bringing this to my attention and I will do it, I promise! HaarFager 22:07, October 2, 2009 (UTC)
Okay, Fclass, I have it all done! Thanks for bringing it to my attention! HaarFager 22:21, October 5, 2009 (UTC)

We Have A Problem

Fclass is telling the new editers not to edit on this wiki and calls them vandals. please do something about fclass. Hellers4

It has been taken care of. BigBadBrad01 19:09, September 28, 2009 (UTC)
I keep telling Fclass to not worry about what others do, just have fun with it himself. Maybe these 3 days will give him time to step back from it and reflect a little. It's supposed to be about the enjoyment of Hot Wheels. Just think back when you got your first one and the great feeling you had and use that when working on the Hot Wheels Wiki. I think this is good advice for anyone. It works for me! HaarFager 20:32, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

New User Interface

Hey Kenny, What do you think of the new user interface? It tells you how many edits you have made and it tabs your user page, talk page, blog & contributions. Pretty crazy, I thought it was just an admin thing but then I saw it when I wasn't logged in. BigBadBrad01 23:21, September 23, 2009 (UTC)

Brad, I wish they would just stop already. See my comment for Rich Text Editor just below. It seems like the Hot Wheels Wiki looks different every time I open it and I seem to spend half my time always relearning everything. That can't be very productive or time effective. Who do we petition to see if they'll stop "changing/upgrading" everything all the time? HaarFager 03:22, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

2,3,4,5,6,10,20 car set category

I am sure you have enough to do without my suggestions, but you may think it would be easier down the line. The little cars have come out in a variety of sets, as a set of 2,3,4,5,6,10,or 20. Although some of us "older" guys learned, only the 5-pack was known as the Gift Pack.

The request/suggestion is to put a few more names in the category list (Browse the Hot Wheels Wiki by Letter) on the Hotwheels Home page on Wikia in a way the sets could be found/added to more easily. In the category for #, add: 2-car set, 3-car set, 4-car set, 5-car set (Gift Pack), 6-car set, 10-car set, and 20-car set.
In the category for S, add: set 2-car, set 3-car, set 4-car, set 5-car (Gift Pack), set 6-car, set 10-car, and set 20-car to link to the same pages.
In the category for G, change the Gift Pack to Gift Pack (5-pack).

In both category pages (# and S), the set names will be next to each other and easier to find. As the site becomes more popular, more members will want to share pics & info on the zillion older sets that are not 5-car Gift Packs and are unique cars.
Instead of generating the pages singly as they are requested over time, maybe you could set up a page for them and replicate for all the varieties of set sizes. This would also establish a standard for the categories of cars in sets.
By the way, when you Browse to Gift Pack (which most collectors do not recognize), it takes you to 5-Packs, which is a name that is not in the Browse area under the # category or anywhere else.
I know you will let me know what you think. Thanks, Paul.

Message Received

I got the message. Fclass 14:14, September 14, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! All I'm asking is that you try to have fun with it. If you come up with an idea or have a problem with anything, please don't hestiate to e-mail me personally if you want to, I'll be more than glad to listen! My personal e-mail is (Be sure to remove the "AT" and replace it with the "@" symbol.) I have to say you've been doing a lot of important work with the categories at the bottom of each page, something that I'll admit I'm not very good at. I've made a lot of good friends here on the Hot Wheels Wiki, I hope we can be friends, too. I apologize right now if I have been in error over anything with you. HaarFager 14:24, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

Blog post idea

Hello there! I am working on a blog post about wikis that are good for families, and want to include Hot Wheels Wiki. If you could share some information about the community and your efforts here, I would appreciate it. Thanks! --Sarah@fandom (talk 00:10, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for fixing the picture for ECTO 1. I used to work on web sites a few years ago and I thought I could add that picture. But by the time I added it I didn't know how to place it in the right place. I'll have to read more on the this site and learn how to update a site better.

Coleccionista de Colombia

Hola Kenny, disculpa por el idioma. Soy un Colombiano que colecciono hot wheels 1:64 desde hace 10 años, tengo mas de 300 autos Aunque solo compro los que me gustan, acabo de inscribirme en Wikia pero aun no entiendo bien de qué se trata la página, quiero saber si puedo CONTRIBUIR en algo tomandole fotografías a los carros y cargandolos en la página. Si quieres ayudarme con más información mi página es

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