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It's a bit difficult for me to put the thoughts together... Well, about this [1] blog... Some of the supposed DA fans showed a great deal of immaturity, outright idiocy and went totally over the edge in attacking one of DA writers. Shouldn't we respond somehow? With an opened letter of support from the Wiki? And show that DA fanbase on the whole consists of intelligent people, and we care for those, who create our favorite franchise? An example. Our trusty affiliates from Mass Effect Wiki wrote a letter [2], complaining about "Deception's" numerous mistakes. This and many other fans' complains started a civilized discussion [3]. Everyone benefits. Now, I'm not talking about criticism, but rather support for J.Hepler and DA writing team in general. I don't think, that we, one of the largest and well-known DA fan communities, should sit idly, when all that sh*tstorm is going on. Thoughts? I'd very much like to hear the admins opinions as well.-Algol- (talk) 20:42, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

I wholly support this idea. ----Isolationistmagi 21:03, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

Sounds nice. good idea Algol--Calle Cousland (talk) 21:11, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

I also agree that it is a good idea. Asherinka (talk) 21:18, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

I personally agree with it if it's done in the manner of individual users signing their user names. Basically in the format of a petition. I only say this as we had a discussion a while ago about wiki representation outside wikia, and the consensus was that it was best not to elect a spokesperson to represent the wiki. If we can build a consensus here, I'd ceetainly sign my name. Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   21:21, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

I have to say that I agree with what KC said about "wiki representation outside wikia", so instead of calling "Official DA Wiki..." or something like that we can represent ourselves as a group of members in DA Wiki who want to show support to her. But since we are trying to a good deed here, may I suggest to create a blog (so everyone can actually sign it) in this Wiki mentioning our support to her. Then deliver the link with a note. If necessary we can notice regarding this in the front page so it will get users attention easily. Anyway kudos to Algol for bringing this idea. -- Snfonseka (Talk) 03:46, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
Well, not that I meant a spokesperson or something, just a person who'll write the letter text, and then individual users will sign their names, just as you propose. I would love to write it myself, but I have to admit, that I'm not good at this sort of things.-Algol- (talk) 21:43, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
I had in mind something along the lines of simply messaging a dev at BioWare Social with a message such as: Some of us at the wiki would like to declare our support for Jennifer Hepler at this no doubt difficult time, and wondered if you would be kind enough to pass along our messages of support? And then the signatures. My apologies if it feels like I'm hijacking your idea Smiley Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   22:12, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
No, no hijacking at all. This would do nicely, if someone organized said messages, or wrote a message people could sign. Because I don't even have an account on BioWare social:(-Algol- (talk) 22:16, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
If we can build a consensus (which it seems like we're well on our way to doing) I'd be willing to deliver the message. I assume everybody who has given their support here would be willing to have their username added? Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   22:23, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
Of course. (Speaking for myself here.)----Isolationistmagi 22:30, February 22, 2012 (UTC)
YES. Thanks for volunteering for delivering a message-Algol- (talk) 22:49, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

What's all this then? EzzyD (talk) 21:38, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your support so far:)-Algol- (talk) 21:43, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

I support this too...SirLester

Tossing my support in for this good ideaRathian Warrior (talk) 21:59, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

You have my swo- err, I mean support :-) Matt-256 (talk) 22:00, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

So... Is there a good writer among us? King Cousland, Rathian Warrior, I'm looking your way:)-Algol- (talk) 22:16, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

aye captain, let's give her all we got...support that is:) ...SirLester

I support this as I wrote earlier. Asherinka (talk) 23:35, February 22, 2012 (UTC)

-- I was thinking of doing something like this too. I'm glad to see I'm not alone on this. I personally don't see the big deal at all with what she said. I work at a Starbucks, but I don't really like coffee. She likes her work and she does it well. Who cares if she actually enjoys playing games? I'd like to throw in my support as well. Thank you for this. :) --98.151.222.92 (talk) 23:46, February 22, 2012 (UTC) TurboTwistedFire

Make sure you use ":" instead of "TAB" to indent comments. ----Isolationistmagi 00:05, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I support this as well. Nilfalasiel (talk) 01:13, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Please add my signature to the message (if you're compiling a list, I mean. If we're to sign manually somewhere when it's completed, I'll be happy to do that, too). Emilia Amell (talk) 01:22, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I'm up for it as well. DeltaEcho (talk) 02:13, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

To just go after somebody for no good reason (or any reason) is just not right. And after working on such an amazing universe, I feel we owe her some love and support. I will be glad to sign. --Blood Prince (talk) 02:44, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I support this. Put my name down if we're listing here. GoldenNightKnight (talk) 03:45, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Sounds awesome. I support. --CarloGrimaldi (talk) 04:28, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I VOLUNTEER my name. I dont care who worked on what, people shouldnt insult anyone as bad as they did to Jennifer. And for her reaction to those comments? I probably would say the same things if that were my personal twitter account. Crimpycracker (talk) 05:00, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Count me in, too. Wandrew (talk) 06:34, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

What those "fans" did was pretty messed up, so I'm definitely for showing a little support to Helper and the rest of the DA team while also showing that the majority of us gamers aren't huge d-bags. TKismyname (talk) 06:59, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Maker help us, count me in too. Warden Mage: Ferris (talk) 09:00, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

This is a brilliant idea! I also thought that the insult was totally out of question. Throw my name to! --ArakinTheWarden (talk) 09:08, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

This is me adding my support Ninja Daemon117 (talk) 09:39, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Wow, 22 users supported this in the space of 2 days! Anyway, count me in as well. 4Ferelden (talk) 09:47, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

EDITED: King Cousland I'd be more than happy to work on the letter with you if you want. Apparently people think I have good writing skills ;) Rathian Warrior (talk) 13:09, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Count me in guys :) (DDragonfly1990 (talk) 14:05, February 23, 2012 (UTC))

Please, add my name to the list. That was uncalled for! M.Dragon (talk) 14:08, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I throw my support in this as well.Gaiden96 (talk) 15:03, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I'm with you guys. Just tell me where to sign. HELO (talk) 15:08, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I'm with you, add me to the list. No excuse for that kind of behaviour. Felinae Silvestris (talk) 15:59, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I add my name to whatever petition / letter in support of Jennifer Hepler the wiki puts together. My attitude: Do you want to make constructive comments about how to positively improve a franchise we all love, and hope can be great? Fine. Do you want to make personal and horrible attacks against an individual working hard at her job? Totally, utterly unacceptable, and no place for it at all. We should condemn it. --NickyStuu (talk) 16:18, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

That. If you want to nail down DA2's shortcomings, sure - but attacking the woman like that, and harrassing her for months, is plain SICK. - This wiki has been a rather safe and civilised place, and I totally agree that we should make ourselves heard and show that we do not condone such base actions.--Ygrain (talk) 17:14, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

What those fans did was outright embarrassing for us all and it should never happen again. I totally support this action. Something needs to be done.--JD (talk) 17:01, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Add me to the list as well. All the best for JH :) Supreme Dragon (talk) 17:59, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

My support shall be granted. Noctarius (talk) 18:10, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Add me to the list as well. I can't believe that fans of any series would do this to a writer. The Queen of the Dwarves has my full support. :)--Ryder 1994 (talk) 18:26, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Is there an actual list somewhere yet? Because I would like to be on it.--Liam Sionnach (talk) 18:41, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I think it's best to wait a few days for everyone to put their name down who'd like to, but rest assured I'll put everyone down who's shown support Smiley Chantry symbol King Cousland | Talk   19:37, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Well said Algol, Bioware writers are undoubtedly some of the best on the planet, you have my support --GamerGuy27 (talk) 19:07, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Please put my name down as well.There was no call for that sort of behaviour and I hope JH keeps writing.Oso27us (talk) 21:00, February 23, 2012 (UTC)
Yes, sign me on too. TraumaKitty (talk) 21:26, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

Please add me to the list. Elthadriel (talk) 21:54, February 23, 2012 (UTC)


We should find the terrorist and destroy them. User:Super Warden

Count me in, as well Moses Killwind (talk) 22:34, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I can't remember my password but the Friendlysociopath stands behind Jennifer Hepler.

I´m willing to show my support, so add me as well. --Nialthor (talk) 00:12, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like an excellent idea. Please add me as well. Soren 4ever (talk) 23:49, February 23, 2012 (UTC)

I wholeheartedly concur, please add me as well. Thanks Qalan (talk) 01:53, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

I will not stand idly by while a dragon burns my hold and slaughters my people! I will slouch in my throne instead... Oh sorry, wrong video game series... Let me do it again: I will not sit idly on my desk while trolls flame my Dragon Age writers and slaughters my stories! Danerogil (talk) 09:38, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

Add me to the list as well. --Lord Evgarad (talk) 10:42, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

Good idea, count me in.--Schrödingercat (talk) 16:28, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

As a professional writer, personal attacks against an author over anything appall me. It's my worst nightmare, in fact. Especially in the world of "username" internet. Hepler's name is out there for everyone to see, while everyone else gets to be cruel and anonymous. Jerks. So please send her my support, with my real name. Suzanne Enoch. AL-astaria (talk) 17:01, February 24, 2012 (UTC)

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