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Garry Damrau

aka ExcellentGuide

Admin
10,063 Edits since joining this wiki
October 30, 2011
  • I live in Chicago Area,IL U.S.A.
  • I was born on October 5
  • My occupation is Transportation Engineer
  • I am THE CONTROLLER

Welcome! Edit

Welcome to Fable Answers, Garry Damrau. Thanks for contributing to Can i give gifts to my other saved games! I hope you join in and ask or answer some more questions. You can find the new questions on the ActivityFeed page. Why not edit your profile and tell us more about yourself?

Please remember to tag questions you ask or answer with the game they are about and any other useful categories to help people find them more easily.

If you need any help, have a look at Help:Wikianswers. -- Enodoc (Talk) 11:27, 1 November 2011

That question.... Edit

While it is not related to Fable (hence why it will be deleted), I'm going to answer your question anyway. Codone spelled backwards is Enodoc. Why do you ask? --Enodoc(Talk) 09:17, November 10, 2011 (UTC)

Just wondering where you got the cool name.Garry Damrau 09:38, November 13, 2011 (UTC)

There's a church in Cornwall called St Enodoc's Church, in the parish of St Minver. It's from that. --Enodoc(Talk) 20:17, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
Also, regarding what you have on your profile page "Well I thought I entered a decent summary of my gaming history here but it aint here now" - perhaps you were thinking of what you'd put on your main Fable Wiki profile instead of on your profile here? --Enodoc(Talk) 20:20, November 13, 2011 (UTC)
That must be the case. Wow there is so much to learn its like the first time you play a new game and others are watching you fumble around blindly until you catch on. Thanks for you help again.Man I wish I had gotten onto the computer 8-9 months ago.I would have all my saves carrying 49 weapons.Garry Damrau(talk) 14:25, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Fable II GOTY Edit

If you're interested, there are some eBay and Amazon results here. You may need to re-filter the sites if you're not in the UK. --Enodoc(Talk) 23:36, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for picking me up on that mistake. At least I was a tiny little bit close. lol

Thanks again. I'll try to remember not to use the Aussie way of spelling things.

No I di think you're being pedantic, you're just helping me get use to this site. Okay, I'm going to try and sign this one off. Can you let me know if it works?Azaelia Silmarwen 21:37, December 27, 2011 (UTC)

"Trollers"? Who are they? Azaelia Silmarwen 07:22, December 28, 2011 (UTC)

Join me in the chat roomGarry Damrau(talk)

I okay, thanksAzaelia Silmarwen 08:04, December 28, 2011 (UTC)

Some Tips About Redirects Edit

Hey GD. I'm just leaving a message here to help clear things up about the Redirects here on Fable Wiki Answers. I got some great help from some pages here and from Enodoc.

I think you already know how to directly link back to the Main Fable Wiki articles, but all you have to do is use the {{Fable|<Article name>|<Text to display>}} template when you answer the question. I tend to copy and paste the exact name of the Fable Wiki artile page to avoid some mistakes I have made in the past.

So, onto the redirecting of the Fable Answers. As you have already stated, there are two types of redirects that are used - a "soft" one and a "hard" one. Hard redirects have "#redirect" or "#REDIRECT" on the first line of the question and the destination with "[[<Question Title Here>]]" next to it. Soft redirects appear like this SOFT REDIRECT → [[w:c:fable:|]] and are used when you answer the question by directing them to an article on the Fable Wiki. This is usually the case when the question is phrased like a statement such as Sanctuary. The Hard redirects should not have any categories/tags to avoid confusion on the category pages; the soft redirects can be tagged as normal and can also be categorised with ~Redirects.

If the question is not actually set out like a question (like the point you raised in the Forums on the Wiki) then they can be removed from Fable Answers, redirected by placing the "#redirect Why was my question redirected here" template or to the respective Fable Wiki article page.

More information about this from the help page, Help:Redirect and from Enodoc on my talk page. A little further reading can be found here if you have questions about tags.

I hope that has helped you out but if you want me to shorten my explaination or discuss about things, just leave a message for me here or the Fable Wiki. WikiaWizard 21:23, January 5, 2012 (UTC)

How many kids can you have ?Edit

Fable 3 and my kids (All 50 of them)04:12

Fable 3 and my kids (All 50 of them)

Finding Elliot During Kidnapped09:24

Finding Elliot During Kidnapped

Fable3 Rescuing Elise (Bowerstone06:18

Fable3 Rescuing Elise (Bowerstone. Kidnapped)

Fable 2 Lady Grey's Hilarious Zombie Roar02:22

Fable 2 Lady Grey's Hilarious Zombie Roar

FABLE 2 (Zero Punctuation)05:17

FABLE 2 (Zero Punctuation)

FABLE 3 (Zero Punctuation)05:33

FABLE 3 (Zero Punctuation)

Google maps. Edit

Bravo.

I've never edited anything on Wikia before, so I guess the awkward phase of fumbling around and giggling like an idiot is in play.

Thanks for the heads up and the dictionary suggestion. PepperTea 08:42, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I was actually going to hop on chat and clarify it with you, but I was drawing a Sparrow character and forgot. lol Azaelia Silmarwen 21:02, January 31, 2012 (UTC)

Talk Edit

You just missed me, for I have to go. I might be on tonight, but I'm not sure. Sorry. Azaelia Silmarwen 06:16, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

Cause for celebration Edit

Hello GD. As of now I believe that you have received the promotion that you have long awaited for. Well done there. I know that since joining the Wiki you have contributed greatly into the Main Wiki, sorting out Fable Answers and even taking the time to write your own Fanon. You have earned the status of Rollback and deserve all the credit for the work that you have done. I look forward to working with you alongside the rest of the Fable community in future. Congratualtions and, if you may, I shall be the first to toast with you soon :) WikiaWizard 20:19, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for all your support and encouragement. I hope that together we can field all the new questions that Fable: Heroes and Fable: The Journey will surely bring. The heck with a toast I'm getting pie-faced tonight.Garry Damrau(talk) 23:16, April 20, 2012 (UTC)

You are welcome and I will try to help as much as possible when Lionhead releases their new games and bring in waves of questions. It will surely be another challenge for us at hand. Haha, very well. Enjoy your pie-facing and I'll talk with you when you are ready for work. WikiaWizard 20:48, April 21, 2012 (UTC)

Looking through my notes Edit

Hey there GD. I remember that in the past we discussed about a template which linked from the Main Fable Wiki to the Fable Answers Wiki. An exact opposite of this. I attempted to create one myself but it appears that I did not complete my intial search for a template. Thankfully, Enodoc has already created one and directed me to it here: Template:Answers. I hope that it will benefit you if you ever get the chance to use it. WikiaWizard 19:56, April 22, 2012 (UTC)

Yep thanks, E told me about it and I used it on the Upgrade Guide for objectives which require the killing of nobles and busting of crates. It works good.Garry Damrau(talk)

Haha, goes to show im not a Playstation fan since games like Spyro. Thanks for pointing it out, did you edit it or shall i?

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Re; New guy here

Of course, I apologise for any mistakes ive made so far. I will attempt to be more accurate in future. I hope I haven't stepped on toes or anything. Or if you would like I can simply stop answering questions altogether?

I am making an attempt to tag my answers appropriately, a lot of the time it is simply due to forgetting that clicking save in the answer field does not save my tags.

Apologies,

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Avatar711 (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~

No problem Avatar711. We are all here to help.Garry Damrau(talk) 21:34, May 22, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry GD Edit

Hi again GD. Sorry for removing your "My name is Earl" comment from the answer to the question Why do I have one black child and one white child to the same husband? That was some nice humour there but I removed it as I'm trying to filter through all the questions and sorting them out a little. Is that alright? I do not wish to be removing your edits simply because that is the way that you choose to answer them so some input from you on this would be appreciated. WikiaWizard 19:01, June 3, 2012 (UTC)

It's all good WW. I sometimes weave too much wit into the wisdom. I will try to save my humour for my fanon story and leave the answers section more cerebral in the future. You gotta admit though, it was a little funny.Garry Damrau(talk) 12:12, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for that and yes it was quite funny. I know how you feel (there have been more than one ocassion where I was a little tempted too) but I think that seeing as this is becoming a more formal affair in terms of answering questions we may have to refrain from that but I guess the odd laugh might brighten things up a little :) I look forward to your new fanon. WikiaWizard 00:06, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Forgetful or distant..? Edit

Haha, yes. I believe that you realised that I was not logged in as per usual. But, these recent ocassions haven't been forgetfulness oddly, more to do with reaching the wiki from another computer. I was just trying to see what could be done before I got home and worked a bit more. WikiaWizard 00:09, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Time For Some Detective Skills Edit

Hey! I saw that you were helping Azaelia get up to speed with what's being done here but I wondered if I could add something on top of that too. The Random page button is a great way of finding some of the below-the-standard answers but I also thought of something more...

When we revert a single edit from a user then that's great already but, we can also check out all their other edits too once we find out which of the contributors are the vandals from the Edit History of the question. This means we can find more questions which were probably all vandalised by the same individual all in one go. It's what I've been doing (which you probably have already seen) and I just wanted to tell you that little trick. Happy Hunting :P WikiaWizard 17:36, June 25, 2012 (UTC)

Good idea. ThanksGarry Damrau(talk) 21:31, June 25, 2012 (UTC)

RE: HelloEdit

Hmm? Elthemor (talk) 20:56, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

About Redirects Edit

Just to let you know, when you rephrase a question, the original phrasing is left as a redirect. If you then go on to redirect the newly-phrased question, you create a double redirect in the original. If you are going to redirect a question, such as to Why was my question redirected here, there is no need to rephrase it first. --Enodoc(Talk) 14:58, September 18, 2012 (UTC)

CoenEdit

Thanks for answering that question. I'm on another site answer questions for people and someone asked about Coen, but they spelt it Choen. No wonder I didn't know what they were talking about. Azaelia Silmarwen (talk) 00:42, January 11, 2013 (UTC)

editingEdit

I guess we just found out what happens when two people edit a question at the same time. Azaelia Silmarwen (talk) 10:46, February 15, 2013 (UTC)

Not the first time. Me and Enodoc just clashed on the main wiki Balverine page. Garry Damrau(talk) 11:05, February 15, 2013 (UTC)

The Weight of the World Edit

Hey Garry. I have been answering some of the questions today and noticed that quite a few of the questions are all asking about whether or not to keep the promises during The Weight of the World. I was wondering whether you have any ideas as to how to best answer them and whether this can be done en masse using a modal answer. So far I have been copying my answer from Keep aurara or no question and pasting that to other questions which have come up such as Raise lower or keep tax rate, Reinstate child labor, Keep promise on academy etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, WikiaWizard (talk) 23:40, June 21, 2013 (UTC)

Usually if it is phrased as a question I redirect to Why was my question redirected here if it is just a short search string I nominate for deletion. Too many people think there is a right or wrong answer. We can ask E if he thinks we need a "It's your decision" Q&A for those questions.Garry Damrau(talk) 03:44, June 22, 2013 (UTC)

On that subject then, do you think that it is finally time we created an FAQ's page for the most common things such as "Best way to make money?", "[Insert Weapon name here] location?" and "Where do I find the Silver Keys in [Insert game here]?".
With the massive influx of questions coming in almost 90% of all questions that I answer (personally) are ones which have been asked on numerous occassions. I think that if we collated all of the best answers in each category or types of questions on this Wiki and pulled it together, we could make a most comprehensive guide to the games. Like a "Beginner's guide to Fable (I, II, III etc.). I'll ask Enodoc too but personally I think that the FAQ would be very worthwhile in the long run.
What's your opinion on this? WikiaWizard (talk) 12:52, June 25, 2013 (UTC)
IMO It's pearls before swine. There already is a list of top queations on the main page, that no one looks at. Enodoc could add to that list if you think something should be added. And there is also a tab for most visited questions, that's also not used. I would say it is more like 99.9% of the new questions have already been answered, nobody wants to look for anything themselves these days. Heck, if they can't even spell the word "Where" nothing we do is gonna help.Garry Damrau(talk) 03:23, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
Hmmm. That is a fair point then. It is an unfortunate fact which I discussed recently with a friend of mine. I think that not looking is a problem but I guess that for some reason they are not tempted to. Maybe they don't know the tab exists? But then again there is the message on the main page about searching before asking... I guess that I'm would be trying to create something which could potentially help but simply won't be used. But, I think that I will still try to create one in my personal space and maybe one day it will be helpful to someone who is willing to search for information :P
Thanks for the input GD WikiaWizard (talk) 19:39, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
Hey again GD. On a slight tangent to this topic just letting you know that there are only 8 questions left now after a long combined effort of every here helping out. I managed to get through a few tonight (3:00AM here right now) so hopefully we can get this influx sorted out ;) WikiaWizard (talk) 02:06, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

Answers Theme Edit

So you may have noticed that I've been retheming the main wiki and Fanon left-right-and-centre, but Answers has sort of been lying in a state of Darwin-induced division for a couple of months. You may recall that I mentioned before that I think we should bring its theme more in-line with the main wiki's one, so it's seen as an extension of the wiki rather than a separate area. It's also a bit odd that both Wiki and Fanon are "light" themes, while this one is "dark", and also red may clash with the wooden outer background.

My initial thinking would be to change to white, and slot the Aurora concept in behind it (together in one piece again). Do you have any opinions on what you'd like to see? --Enodoc(Talk) 09:50, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

White would be fine but the font colour would need to be changed too then. I'm just glad that Fable Answers was not scrapped. I kinda lost interest in answering questions and let my friend ChitownCooperator take up the slack for a while. On that subject, would it be forward of me to suggest that WikiaWizard and I be promoted to Admin. here so that we could help you with deleting the duplicate and nonsense questions?-Garry Damrau(talk) 17:13, January 24, 2014 (UTC)

Yeah the font colour is automatically chosen based on the background, so that should be fine. And no, that suggestion is entirely valid, and a good idea. According to this wiki's policy, all you need to do here is: When you're ready to volunteer, just talk to a bureaucrat on this wiki about becoming an admin. No community voting (probably because there isn't a persistent community), no nomination period, just volunteer and away we go. Did you want to contact Wiz about it? --Enodoc(Talk) 19:02, January 24, 2014 (UTC)
Since it is my suggestion, Yes I will do that.-Garry Damrau(talk) 05:36, January 25, 2014 (UTC)
We got our answer. WikiaWizard and I would like to volunteer for the position of Administrator here on Fable Answers. I kinda feel like the Hero of Oakvale and Whisper graduating together.-Garry Damrau(talk) 23:12, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

The Graduation Ceremony Edit

Guild Seal Silver

For many years now, you have worked hard to earn yourselves the title of Admin. Today, that apprenticeship ends, and you go out into the wiki to do great deeds. Deeds that will bring you the gratitude of thousands, or strike fear into their hearts. These are dark times. The players of Anniversary are stirring, and strange Hamsters are blowing. Your choices, whether they lead you down the path of good or evil, will change the face of the wiki. Now, take your Guild Seals and adventure forth, as Admins!

Enodoc(Talk) 20:15, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

"Teach me to be a Hero."=Garry Damrau(talk) 08:03, February 1, 2014 (UTC)

Boo! Edit

Hey there, just wanted to let you know that I haven't completely abandoned you. You and Wiz both seemed to be doing alright here together, so I've dropped Answers from my active checking for the time being. (Meaning, while I do check the site most days, I'm not going through all the Recent Changes like I have done before.) This is to give me more time on my PhD research, and also some time for adding ESO content to UESP. I am still checking through Wiki and Fanon actively however.

I see today you have been plowing through Candidates for Deletion; feel free to message me or leave a bot request if you want Enobot to do that at any time. And of course, if you have any questions or need me to spend an evening here working on anything, let me know! --Enodoc(Talk) 17:42, May 12, 2014 (UTC)

It's all under control. I was just getting rid of some of the candidates for deletion. I think most have been there long enough so that the OPs have had time to see why their questions were not answered. Good luck on your studies. I'm turning 60 this year and can't be sure how long I'll be able to help out. It's good to know the wiki is in good hands. -Garry Damrau(talk) 03:46, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Hi Garry! I know that it has been a long time since you've probably seen me (I have been sorting out some things at the Amalur Wiki since I became admin there). I just wanted to leave a message to say that I haven't forgotten about Fable Answers or the Fable Wiki. Sorry I haven't helped much since Fable Anniversary came out but I have not been able to get the game as of yet. Hopefully I will soon and that will all change :)
Hope that you have a good 60th and I look forward to continue working with you for however long you choose to stick around with us!
P.S Good luck with your PhD Enodoc! --WikiaWizard (talk) 18:59, June 4, 2014 (UTC)

Blogs Edit

Blogs are now off. Although I forgot that the Report a Problem page was also a blog :P No matter, I'll just take problems on my talk page again from now. --Enodoc(Talk) 09:28, June 23, 2014 (UTC)

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