User talk:Morris the Mata Nui Cow

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Tracker-Spiriah connection

I searched on the Greg archives and found these quotes. I think if Tracker wasn't searching for Spiriah, then Greg would have corrected them in his answer. Also Tracker's entry refers to the Makuta as a "renegade" exactly how Spiriah is refered to the Lego Magazine.--Surel (Talk) 19:53, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Got it. I'll add the Greg quotes. Thanks! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 23:46, 27 August 2021 (UTC)
I've added the two quotes both to Spiriah's page and to Tracker's.--Surel (Talk) 06:11, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I opened the articles to edit them but apparently never saved them haha. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 17:23, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Changing "Charred Forest" to "Charred Jungle"

Do you think Fohrok could help? -- Toa Jala Converse 17:22, 1 October 2021 (UTC)

Done! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 18:02, 1 October 2021 (UTC)
Great! Could it also change "BIONICLE Action Figure Game" to "Glatorian Action Figure Game"? -- Toa Jala Converse 17:41, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
I think I got all of them manually, but feel free to have Fohrok double-check. Anyway, Fohrok is really amazing and I wanted to congratulate you on writing it. -- Toa Jala Converse 18:03, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
Fohrok found a few more. And thank you, but I can't take credit for any of the bot code--it's all done with Pywikibot. I just run scripts that others have written. But yes, the writers of Pywikibot sure have saved us a lot of time! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 20:36, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
Seeing the latest edits on the BIONICLE Action Figure Game, could you set Fohrok to handle the redirects please?--Surel (Talk) 07:52, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
Done! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 17:17, 3 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for all the help. -- Toa Jala Converse 21:33, 3 October 2021 (UTC)


I just want to clarify that "nanomachines" can be chemical. Such as these "molecular nanomachines": This is in reference to your edits to the Protodermis page. I do, however, assume Greg means the more robotic type of nanomachine, even though molecular ones are also thought of as a form of "robot". Lukas Exemplar (talk) 13:51, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

The more you know! Feel free to add that info back if you feel it makes the page clearer. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 07:19, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Minor Edit Flood Apology

Sorry about that. I forgot which order/format you do links in. Such actions will not happen by my hand in the future! Waddlez (talk) 01:42, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

All good! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 04:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Edit Spree here's a link to that post you asked for. (I hope I'm not being too much of a bother...) Waddlez (talk) 20:48, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Cool. You're not being a bother. Thanks for contributing to the site! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 23:40, 5 December 2021 (UTC)


Do we have to convert EST to UTC? -- FirespitterVakama (talk) 09:15 AM, 15 December 2021 (EST)

Use four "~" to auto-generate a signature with the current time. ~ Wolk (talk) 16:23, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
Another question is though, would I be punished if I didn’t? I’ve seen other users use EST so I figured I should ask just to be safe? -- FirespitterVakama (talk) 23:09, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
Nope! You wouldn't be punished. I think when you use ~~~~ it defaults to UTC. So you may as well just use UTC so you don't have to change the time yourself every time. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 00:23, 16 December 2021 (UTC)
Ok sounds good, thank you! -- FirespitterVakama (talk) 00:44, 16 December 2021 (UTC)

Miserix Mask

Greg says here that Artakha gave the Makuta their masks, which the paragraph in the Timeline is touching on. Given that Artakha also created the Kraahkan, I think it's reasonable to assume that Greg's statement here also applies to Miserix's mask. --Gonel (talk) 15:02, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

I think this is further cemented by them having special traits, meaning they couldn't simply replace the ones Artakha gave them. ~ Wolk (talk) 16:14, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Oops, I was rushing and didn't read those quotes. Thanks for pointing them out. Yeah that tracks. I'll add that info back. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 19:26, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Sorry if I seem to be butting in, but what makes their Kanohi special (aside from the quoted part about shapeshifting with the rest of them?) Aside from that, aren't they just ordinary Kanohi, or do they need the specific one Artakha made to keep their Antidermis in?𝙗𝙮 𝙒𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚𝙯 21:22, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
Being made of Protosteel. But like you mentioned,the shapeshifting part is what's essential here -- If they replace their masks, they wouldn't be able to shapeshift their new mask. Since Miserix's mask depicted in the MOC is shapeshifted, it has to be able to be shapeshifted, ergo... ~ Wolk (talk) 01:30, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Ah. So do normal Kanohi just not fit the seal that the other ones do? Surely the masks aren't made in very specific shapes for their 'kuta's armor, that sounds incredibly inconvenient. 𝙗𝙮 𝙒𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙚𝙯 18:31, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
Any mask can be used to seal their armor, they just won't be able to shapeshift that mask. ~ Wolk (talk) 19:33, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Request for Fohrok

Do you think you could get Fohrok to implement Template:RahiNav to all pages in the Rahi Category? I have no problem doing it manually, but I thought I'd try to avoid spamming the Recent Changes with User edits. - Toa Jala Converse 19:01, 7 September 2022 (UTC)

Yep! It's running now. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 05:50, 8 September 2022 (UTC)
I appreciate it. Also, I like the changes you made to RahiNav. Including Virus seemed like a good idea in the Sandbox, but I agree it doesn't quite fit. - Toa Jala Converse 17:17, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Bohrok-Kal back-up memory

And discuss it I shall... Hello Morris! I don't see how the addition would be problematic because of the use of "guess". I think Greg's answer makes perfect sense and avoids a potential plot hole. The asker raises a fair point about Bohrok-Kal and how they are able to retain memories of past events even though their Krana-Kal are switched several times during the course of story. For regular Bohrok, this wouldn't be a problem because their Krana are linked to the Bahrag who can update them on any situation via the swarm hivemind, but the Kal are specifically designed to be completely independent of the queens and are meant to operate under assumption that the queens are not functional. Therefore the Kal need some kind of alternative way of ensuring any Krana-Kal occupying the armor at any given time is up to speed with the current state of the mission. The asker comes up with an educated guess about how this could be achieved - a memory back-up in the armor itself. After some clarifications by the asker, Greg recognizes the problem and puts forward his own solution agreeing with the asker. I argue that Greg's solution is neccessary to be true, otherwise much of the story stops making sense. His answer is perfectly conistent with everything, so there is no reason not to add it.--ToaKebaka (talk) 16:01, 20 May 2023 (UTC)

I agree that it's interesting info and makes sense from a story perspective, but I'm a bit concerned with stating it without some kind of qualifier, since Greg didn't seem certain about his final answer (even though, as you point out, it does seem to be the simplest explanation). How would you feel about a wording like this?
The Bohrok-Kal demonstrated persistent memory even when the Krana-Kal that controlled them were exchanged; the armor might have possessed a memory back-up to update a new Krana-Kal in case of a switch.{{GregCitation|OGDi|page=144|post=5735|lines=51,59,64,66}}
Or maybe that wording is just hedging too much, and we'd best stick with the original? Curious to hear what you (and others reading) might think. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 21:25, 20 May 2023 (UTC)
I think this wording you proposed is fair, I can get behind it.--ToaKebaka (talk) 10:01, 21 May 2023 (UTC)
According to the BEU all the Krana-Kal can communicate with any species independently to the Bahrag. Probably that's how the rest also knew when one of them found the Bahrag's prison, so if they switch Krana-Kal, they retain every memory, as the Krana-Kal are updating each other basically on the same way as the Tahnok-Kal's Krana-Kal was talking to the Toa Nuva telepathically.--Surel (Talk) 13:49, 21 May 2023 (UTC)
That however is not sufficient for what is being discussed. The inter-species communication is for Kal an equivalent of spoken dialogue, or speech. It is not a long distance communication. Even Za-Kal is stated to only work in the immediate area. From a design perspective this also would have been burdened with bad problem-solving choices. What if all of the Krana-Kal were removed at the same time? How would the other Kal know when to update another in the first place? What if none of the operating Krana-Kal were Za-Kal?
You mention the fast spreading of information between Kal, but keep in mind that Bohrok Va, the scouts and messengers of the swarm, in the absence of queens were serving the Bohrok-Kal and followed them around basically everywhere - as soon as Phrak-Kal's Krana was removed a Va appeared and gave it a new one. Greg's solution is much more robust and consistent with pre-established fact that Bohrok suits have an AI of their own regardless of the Krana(Kal). I honestly don't see any reason for disbelief.--ToaKebaka (talk) 15:08, 21 May 2023 (UTC)

Cool, in that case I'll add that wording to the page. Thanks! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 02:44, 23 May 2023 (UTC)

Great, thanks!--ToaKebaka (talk) 12:42, 23 May 2023 (UTC)


Hi :) --External Image Owner (talk|contribs)

Hi again :) --External Image Owner (talk|contribs)

And one to grow on! --External Image Owner (talk|contribs)

wiki machine broke
(For others' context: After BS01 upgraded to MediaWiki 1.39, Special:RecentChanges was no longer updating unless we manually forced it to through the backend, so Swert edited my talkpage to see if Special:RecentChanges would show the edits.) -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 21:25, 20 May 2023 (UTC)
This is a test edit after the MW 1.40 upgrade -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 21:18, 30 October 2023 (UTC)
And one to grow on. --External Image Owner (talk|contribs)


The set up you're working on looks great! Thinking though, maybe the role of Template:YearColor should be moved over to there too? ~ Wolk (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

Yes! We can gradually shift to CSS variables for year colors, media colors, etc. Eventually, it might also be helpful to set up CSS "color scheme" classes instead of using variables directly. (For example, instead of applying background-color: var(--color-g1-element-matoran-universe-fire); color: #fff; to each fire-themed element, we could bundle those rules into the class .color-scheme-g1-element-matoran-universe-fire { background-color: var(--color-g1-element-matoran-universe-fire); color: #fff; } and apply that class to fire-themed HTML elements.) -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 04:14, 15 August 2023 (UTC)

Edit spree permission or Fohrok request: Field of Shadows -> Zone of Darkness

Hi, I know you are both an admin and have a bot. I was wondering if you could either give me permission to go on a slight edit spree to correct all the pages that link to Field of Shadows instead of Zone of Darkness, as we recently moved the page. Could I get the go ahead or have Fohrok sent to deal with it? Firespitter Lhii (talk) 14:54, 26 January 2024 (UTC)

Patience, it will be handled. :) ~ Wolk (talk) 16:04, 26 January 2024 (UTC)
Done! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 06:08, 27 January 2024 (UTC)

Fohrok Request (again)

Can you please replace "Meta:Use of Māori Words in BIONICLE" with "Meta:Use of Appropriated Words in BIONICLE#List of Māori Words in Used BIONICLE Canon"? Thanks in advance. - Toa Jala Converse 22:21, 16 March 2024 (UTC)

List of Māori Words used in BIONICLE Canon* ? ~ Wolk (talk) 23:52, 16 March 2024 (UTC)
Yeah, that. - Toa Jala Converse 00:40, 17 March 2024 (UTC)
Done! -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 06:17, 17 March 2024 (UTC)