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  • When leaving messages on discussion pages, always finish them by typing ~~~~. This automatically adds your username to the comment so everyone will know who it came from, and when.
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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a message on my talk page and I'll see if I can help! -- HaarFager (Talk) 06:27, June 5, 2010

Enjoy the Hot Wheels Wiki!

53 Corvette page

Hi there, you made an edition on the 53 Corvette page, and removed whitewall blue version, asking for evidence of it, well, I have the two versions, one with white rim and one with silver rim, and recently upload two pics of them together, you can see here and here. I'll take single pictures of them both for the page. Now you can add it back. Thanks!!! Il maniaco (talk) 03:52, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

Awesome Thanks. I'll do that later! --Reeceracing (talk) 04:22, June 29, 2018 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hi Reeceracing, thank you for your edits on the "classic" Hot Wheels pages! They are really helpful and add a lot of information to pages to really need them. Awesome job! Stephan3321 (talk) 07:30, August 30, 2017 (UTC)

You are very welcome. I think the Hot Wheels Wiki has somewhat of a responsibility to provide the best information possible as it is always the first result on Google for "Hot Wheels Casting Name". I just imagine someone going to a garage sale and picking up an old Redline and wanting to find out more info on it, only to be faced with something like what the Hairy Hauler or Mod Quad page used to be. I'm getting the info from websites which aren't indexed via Google or sites which have disappeared and are only accessible via archives. The next step is to add more photos from the cars in my own collection!! Thanks heaps for the recognition and have a nice day! Reece. Reeceracing (talk) 00:36, September 1, 2017 (UTC)

Watch Your Editing!

Hey, didn't you notice that the edit you did on the Spoiler Sport page screwed up the table? You need to be more observant of the edits you make. I have fixed the problem. Kenny HaarFager (talk) 06:43, May 21, 2015 (UTC)

I am extremely sorry. With a renewed interest, I am new to this. I did not noticed what I screwed up. Was it because I didn't include the Image Not Avaliable in the new variations I included? Thank you for your admisitration. Again, very sorry and sad to have dissapointed. PS: is this how I reply to messages? Thanks. Reece Reeceracing (talk) 09:01, May 21, 2015 (UTC)
Not that was not your error. By accidentally putting in a couple wrong keystrokes into the table, you messed up the columns of the table. It's easy to make mistakes, everybody does, just learn to catch your mistakes before you post any changes to the Hot Wheels Wiki. Use the "Preview" button a lot to make sure everything looks right before you permanently add any new changes. I've loved Hot Wheels since 1968, so I'm glad there are still people like you that like them also! Kenny HaarFager (talk) 03:59, May 22, 2015 (UTC)

Making a New Redirect page

It's basically pretty easy. First, notice how the link for the page is red when the page doesn't exist. So to start a new page, all you have to do is create a link for the page on an existing page. Then click on the link and a new, blank page with that name will be created. For a redirect, just as simple as the pic. When I opened the brackets for the link, wiki gave me the rest after typing just 1959.1959woddyredirect.jpg Patty's Hot Wheels (talk) 17:12, September 8, 2017 (UTC)

Just wonder why not use auto redirect instead for those pages? For example, use #REDIRECT [[1959 Cadillac Eldorado Woodie]] instead of Redirect: [[1959 Cadillac Eldorado Woodie]] Julthep (talk) 17:54, September 8, 2017 (UTC)
Is there a difference in the result? I just copied a redirect from another page.Patty's Hot Wheels (talk) 18:49, September 8, 2017 (UTC)
In case of Redirect: [[target page]] users have to click again to reach the target page. But #REDIRECT [[target page]] will redirect to target page automatically. Julthep (talk) 02:06, September 9, 2017 (UTC)
Thanks guys, appreciate it.Reeceracing (talk) 07:21, September 9, 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, that's what I meant to say. ;)Patty's Hot Wheels (talk) 20:50, September 9, 2017 (UTC)

Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus/VW Micro Bus/Volkswagen Microbus

Hi Reece. I fixed the pages and corrected the links to them ;) Stephan3321 (talk) 20:36, October 10, 2017 (UTC)

Achievement Hot Wheels Wikia

Hi Reece. Nice job earning the achievement called pounce for 100 edits an hour! Can you explain to me if I could earn the pounce achievement for 50 points? Thanks! Tin Tich3e (talk) 09:13, December 4, 2017 (UTC)

hey tin. This is the first time I have ever seen that award. It was for making 100 edits to pages that are less than 1 hour old. I got it because I have been creating a lot of pages for the 100% Hot Wheels series. I guess you have to create lots of new pages yourself or stalk to 'new pages' page for any that need edits right away. But chances are that if the page is less than an hour old, the creator of the page is editing it to all the known info at the time of creation. Have a good day. --Reeceracing (talk) 02:20, December 5, 2017 (UTC)

2018 Back Card New Model

Hey Reece. Can you add From the back of the 2018 card of Bubble Matic? Because I want to see the information what it said. Thanks! Tin Tich3e (talk) 09:13, February 17, 2018 (UTC)

Sorry Tin, I cannot. I have an international card which does not have that information. --Reeceracing (talk) 06:05, February 18, 2018 (UTC)


Good night, fellow. I do not want to ruin the work of any of the wiki contributors. 75px is the default of this Wiki and the center is by aesthetics, having an image in the center is aesthetically more pleasant. David Marconi 03:11, February 20, 2018 (UTC)

Sets and series

When you look at the model grouping category, see the numbers besides the subcategory pages? This includes sets and series included in category that should really only be cars, no? Mach 5 (talk) 01:24, April 13, 2018 (UTC)


Yeah probably, I was just following the precedent set by other users who categorise themed series with the model categories. I think categories are a bit overrated anyway, a lot of users seem to be pretty hung up on making them and adding to them (see wiki leaderboard) when there are a lot more important holes in this database. Reeceracing (talk) 01:38, April 13, 2018 (UTC)

Series by Year

I hate the way the series category looks with series names beginning with the year. Can't look em up alphabetically. Not knowing the year makes it harder - no? Isn't that why we add a category year to them? Mach 5 (talk) 00:54, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Good point, never really thought about it to be honest. I guess I just name the series how I would say them out-loud. Do you suggest renaming all the series pages? For example the 2019 Trucks Series to 'Trucks Series (2019)'?--Reeceracing (talk) 01:00, December 7, 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I would think most people tend to look for series by name. If they're looking by year, they'll be clicking on the yearly category, and if there's a category created also, it appears right at top. Mach 5 (talk) 01:18, December 7, 2018 (UTC)
Okay I will name them like that from now on. --Reeceracing (talk) 01:21, December 7, 2018 (UTC)
And I make the new series pages as they come out just to make sure they will be represent on the wiki and not forgotten about like some others. For example, I only added the 2014 Easter Egg-Sclusives this year. --Reeceracing (talk) 01:03, December 7, 2018 (UTC)
There have been lots of series forgotten about. There's still plenty. I just added some missing Holiday Rods and Birthday cars. Mach 5 (talk) 01:18, December 7, 2018 (UTC)
I have seen you've been doing those. Well done.--Reeceracing (talk) 01:21, December 7, 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate category

Guess you didn't see Category:Recovery Vehicles when you created Category:Tow Truck. But you missed Yoshi and Ford Transit Wrecker. Personally I like the name you chose better. Mach 5 (talk) 04:21, January 28, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct. I did not see that category. And I agree, 'tow truck' just makes more sense. That's what everybody calls them. And thank you for the additions. You're doing great work around here, ie creating series pages that had not been made. I wish I had more time to work on here, but I have real work instead hahaa. --Reeceracing (talk) 09:46, January 28, 2019 (UTC)

Ferrari F40

Thanks for updating my pics on the F40 page! That made my day. Have a great weekend!

No problems! Reeceracing (talk) 00:04, May 11, 2019 (UTC)

Vehicles With Visible Drivers

Yeah, sounds like a great idea. Combatbot2015 (talk) 17:18, June 27, 2019 (UTC)

Already created new category, come check it out! Tell me what you think. Also be sure to add any missing casting that I have missed that has a visible driver in it. Combatbot2015 (talk) 23:03, June 27, 2019 (UTC)

Link to new category: Category:Vehicles With Visible Drivers

Looks great! Now I know it exists I can add to it if I see any that are missing! Thanks heaps mate!!--Reeceracing (talk) 00:26, June 28, 2019 (UTC)

Your welcome man! Combatbot2015 (talk) 00:28, June 28, 2019 (UTC)

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Thank you very much. I'll check it out. --Reeceracing (talk) 07:57, October 9, 2019 (UTC)


Photo

Sorry. I do not yet master the use of the Wiki. I wanted to put a small image on the '2020 New Models' page. I couldn't take back the original, so I made a copy. Indeed a link is simpler. It would be best if you put this picture yourself. Have a good day. Hwtoto2 (talk) 16:31, May 25, 2020 (UTC)

No problems man! It’s Way easier to copy the link and adjust the thumbnail size. --Reeceracing (talk) 01:30, May 27, 2020 (UTC)

Promotion

Congratulations! Mach 5 (talk) 00:48, June 30, 2020 (UTC)

Any chance you could move the code from MediaWiki talk:Wiki-navigation to locked file MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation?Mach 5 (talk) 00:44, September 8, 2020 (UTC)
Yeah I can do that tonight when I get home. What changes will it make? --Reeceracing (talk) 04:45, September 8, 2020 (UTC)
I added some of the new stuff to the drop down menus, like by decades and by new casting. I picked this up from a different wiki where the drop down menus have multiple levels to improve navigability. :D Mach 5 (talk) 06:31, September 8, 2020 (UTC)
Done--Reeceracing (talk) 11:04, September 12, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. it Didn't work like I expected. I made some changes. I didn't know drop downs were limited to ten.Mach 5 (talk) 23:50, September 13, 2020 (UTC)
Updated. Not sure if it works as you'd hoped, but let me know and I can update again if needed.--Reeceracing (talk) 01:26, September 14, 2020 (UTC)
No. I wish there was a tutorial for it. But I have a better idea on the limitations now. Look for another update tomorrow. Thanks again. Mach 5 (talk) 01:44, September 14, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry it took so long, I think I got it now. Mach 5 (talk) 22:00, September 20, 2020 (UTC)
It says its too wide Toowideheader.PNGReeceracing

This is the https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Help:Navigation link to the help page. (talk) 00:31, September 21, 2020 (UTC)

I thought I followed the guide for 4, I'm thinking maybe the wording was too long? Mach 5 (talk) 01:15, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, that could be a possibility. --Reeceracing (talk) 01:35, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
If that doesn't work a section may need to be removed. I shortened the titles.Mach 5 (talk) 03:03, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
That seems to have worked Reeceracing (talk) 03:36, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
Looks good except for a couple extra colons in the other menu, I made the adjustments. That should be it. Thanks. Mach 5 (talk) 03:41, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
Done--Reeceracing (talk) 04:44, September 21, 2020 (UTC)
Fixed. Good catch. Mach 5 (talk) 15:01, September 28, 2020 (UTC)

100% Boxed Sets

Should we move the 100% Boxed Set pages like this? For example: Tuners 2 (100% 2-Car Set). This is a test 86 asked me earlier about it. Combatbot2015 (talk) 02:52, August 14, 2020 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with that. That's good. Reeceracing (talk) 02:01, August 16, 2020 (UTC)

Standardization of Tampo Sections

Hey Reece, I think it would be a great idea to standardize the tampo section of casting tables. Some entries have too much description and I think it can be shortened greatly by eliminating words like "sides", "top"/"roof", "hood", etc. Maybe we should shorthand like "S" for sides, "T" for top, "H" for hood, etc. So an entry would look like (S: red/yellow flames, H: "6", T: blue stripes, R: "Datsun". I believe abbreviations could be used to great effect. Let me know what you think. This is a test 86 (talk) 03:09, August 26, 2020 (UTC)

Hey. I agree that the tampo section should be standardised. Been thinking of a way to do that for a while but haven’t come up with a simple way. I’m not sure if those abbreviations would be a good fit in my honest opinion, I just don’t think that they would be intuitive for a newcomer. Are words like “top”, “sides” etc even necessary at all? An overly descriptive tampo section seems redundant if there is a high quality photo which is also available. Would most people even read it if there is a picture to click on? I think proactive editors can and should cut down long tampo descriptions where applicable. Take for example the latest Display Case version of the '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser, that tampo entry could be taken down to “white flames, large Hot Wheels logo, “NICE TRI” license plate, details”. That’s just my thoughts. --Reeceracing (talk) 08:03, August 26, 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Navigation Bar Fix

For the wiki navigation bar, in the Yearly Castings/Series Section, the year 1973 in the New Castings by Year 1968-1977 is linked to the wrong year, 1972. Can you please fix it to the correct year? Thanks. Combatbot2015 (talk) 21:38, September 27, 2020 (UTC)

Hey. I was actually doing that on behalf of Mach 5. I’ll let him know. --Reeceracing (talk) 01:13, September 28, 2020 (UTC)

Discussions/Discord Server

Hello. Can we have a place for the community to discuss about Hot Wheels and this wiki, like w:Help:Discussions or a Discord server? Discussions can be requested here, and if you're planning on adding a Discord server, I can tell you how. Thanks! ~Signed JustLeafy ( ͡| ͜' ͡| ) USER - WALL 4:58, October 23, 2020 (UTC)

New Wiki Representative

Hi, I'll be your new Wiki Representative (a new name for Wiki Managers) from now on. If you have any social or technical issues here, please feel free to reach out to me anytime. I'm here to help, so don't think you're bothering me or can't ask about something. Stygies VIII (talk) 22:57, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Infoboxes

I saw that Template:Casting that's used as an infobox is an old type of infobox. I can port them to Portable Infoboxes and make them look the same as they look right now, so that they are easier to modify, work on more devices and still have the old style. Unless you want me to change the style, of course. I just wanted to ask you for approval on this, so please let me know what you think. - Stygies VIII (talk) 22:22, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

The Monthly mail

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UCX blog & talk page question

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EmbedVideo

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Oasis retirement

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Wiki Representative

Hey Reeceracing! My name's Chris, a Fandom Wiki Representative. I'll be taking over from Stygies VIII as Wiki Rep for this wiki and I can't wait to get started. It would be great to find out about the wiki and what work you're doing here on it - how did you start on the wiki? If you have any questions, please let me know and I look forward to hearing from you! :) --Spongebob456 talk 18:31, 6 October 2021 (UTC)

SEO form

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