User talk:Lachlan

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Please leave a message below - I will reply as soon as possible. I always try to add useful summaries to my edits but if still have questions, leave them here or message me on Discord. Thanks!Face smile.png


Hey Lachlan, I just came here to talk to you.

I set up a new bot at the Coasterpedia wikia site to replace LoopingStar.

Things have been going smoothly, and also, I found a new interest. -Alex 16:24, October 12, 2013

Hello, glad to finally talk to you (It's been a while), I don't know if this will surprise you or not, but I still check the roller coaster 'wikia' everyday, mainly hoping that Wikia screw up, so you guys can join me here. I've seen the activity drop quite a bit recently, as Mont is busy with work and college (I talk to him over Facebook).
I assume your using AutoWikiBrowser to power the bot (I use it too). Can I give a little advice: you've added a template called "Template:Dead end", but you haven't created it yet - You'll want to add some text to Template:Dead_end about dead-ends. Also, I saw you removed some redlinks on a couple of pages - Redlinks encourage new pages to be created - I assume you realized this since you only removed them from two pages.
About your interest, South Park is popular in the UK too - I know many people who watch it (along with Family Guy). I don't watch it (I hardly ever watch TV), so I can't really comment - sorry about that. Since your into wiki-ing though, do you edit the South Park Archives?
Anyway, sorry for my long reply, I tend to talk lots to people when I haven't for a while. Just to say, if you ever feel like I did about Wikia, you're more than welcome to join me here. And an important note: Try not to mess up with the bot, and (more importantly), always check it worked correctly, and fix it if it doesn't. In the past, I've made 100s of bot edits with typos, and 100s more trying to remedy them.
Thanks for contacting me, Lachlan5963 (talk) 17:24, 12 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
EDIT: A couple questions for you. Firstly, where does the name "Juggernog96000" come from? Is it an American thing? Also, (and I've been wondering this ever since I joined a year and a half ago), you have two names on your profile - Alex-Sixand or Alex Surge - which one is your real name, and what does the other one mean? Thanks Face tounge.png Lachlan5963 (talk) 17:32, 12 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I DO edit the South Park Archives :) Now about your questions:
1. Juggernog is a perk from Call of Duty's zombies mode.
2. Alex Surge is my real name.
-Alex (19:16, October 12, 2013)
Thanks - That puts my mind at rest lol. Lachlan5963 (talk) 19:21, 12 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Do you want a bot for this wiki? Btw, if Mont sees this, just tell him I mostly go here to keep in touch with you.
I still use User:LoopingStar here, so I don't need another bot. To be honest, I think Mont really doesn't mind whether you edit here or not, but I'll tell him that, if there ever is an issue. Lachlan5963 (talk) 19:41, 12 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Getting Ready to Roll!

Hey, Lachlan! I'm just about ready to start editing here (again?)! Is there any project in particular you'd like me to start on, or should I just start adding some articles?

I'm planning to edit at least for a few minutes each day, depending on how much work needs to be done.

MontagnaMagica (talk) 18:57, 21 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hello! Two things ongoing at the moment are:
Apart from that, not many specific tasks. Of course, you can just hit random page a few times until you find something that needs updating. Thanks :) Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 19:07, 21 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Record Holder Templates

What am I supposed to put in for obscure records like "First Roller Coaster with 8 Inversions"? MontagnaMagica (talk) 06:54, 27 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

At the moment, just use inversions. I haven't added support for numbers of inversions yet but I'll hopefully get roun to it in the future.Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 07:22, 27 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Coaster Wiki?

Had you noticed this wiki before? MontagnaMagica (talk) 21:08, 26 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I think I have - I was sure that our wiki started out as "Coaster Wiki" though. And Beemerboyz803 used to edit this wiki! It's certainly interesting. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:15, 26 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Also, it hasn't all been lifted straight from Wikipedia. Looks like the user put quite a bit of effort into it, before abandoning it like most Wikia wikis. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:18, 26 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hey, hey, hey, Lachlan! I'm looking for things to do here. Do you have any specific projects worth working on, or shall I just start adding some missing parks? I have today and tomorrow off from work. However, I'll be going on a vacation next week. MontagnaMagica (talk) 22:36, 30 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Mont, I don't think there's anything ongoing so if there's anything missing you want to add that's great - I've found that new pages, particularly about new or less popular things bring in alot of visitors. Also, I've done the record holders boxes for inversions but I think some pages are still missing them so if you come across one it would be handy if you could update it.
We should talk on Facebook soon - I feel like its been ages! It's a shame you're away next week as I'm away too - nobody will be able to check on the wiki!
Also, there's a couple of new "social" extensions that I've been looking at which make up a comments system, user avatars, a profile to fill out (like on Wikia) and a blogging tool. If you're active today then you could maybe give me some feedback.
Thank you! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 09:28, 31 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I spent a little time updating the article about Mini-Comet at Hersheypark. It is now up-to-date with correct opening and closing years (open: 1974, close: 1978) and manufacturer (B. A. Schiff & Associates, not Miler Manufacturing), maximum height and drop, and that it also surprisingly has 0 inversions.

Have a great day! Best wishes,
--Hmich176 (talk) 18:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, thanks for your edits to the Hersheypark and Mini-Comet pages - they are much appreciated! I'm rather surprised how out of date the information on that article was - RCDB must have updated its information since it was written.
Welcome to Coasterpedia, I hope you enjoy the wiki. Kind regards, Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 19:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the welcome! The reason why the information on the page was outdated was due to lack of information prior to recent weeks. I have been doing extensive research on the history of Hersheypark and it's rides (for all that we know thanks to already published efforts, you'd be amazed how much there was - and still is - to discover!). I was able to find sources indicating the years the ride was in the park, and I was able to conclude who manufactured the ride. I then forwarded the information to RCDB, which allowed them to update their page. I happened to come across this Wiki yesterday, so I decided to join and help update the pages!
Best wishes,
--Hmich176 (talk) 15:00, 7 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Toboggan @ Hersheypark1.jpg
I've been looking at your work over on Wikipedia; that's some good research. Did you take those photographs of the Mini-Comet? Do you mind if I upload them to Coasterpedia, as you licensed them under a Creative Commons license? You may upload them yourself if you wish and use the template {{cc-by-sa}}. Another one of the old Hersehypark photos was uploaded here a while ago, I've embedded it here. Once again, thank you! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 16:15, 9 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hello from Brickimedia

Name says it all :) I might edit a bit about Cedar Point (the only amusement park I have ever visited :P) --LK901 (talk) 20:28, 4 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, welcome to the wiki - you should find the skin familiar :) Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:42, 5 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Refreshed 3.*

Just wanted to let you know there's Refreshed 3.* (actually quite a while but I forgot to say tbh heh) in case you're interested of updating the version for the default mediawiki skin in the backend. :) You can read more about it at If you need help just ask me, and if I can't give any assistance you can also ask Adam or George :D

Hope you like it, if you want to view examples you can check out the gallery on that page or again, some of the wikis on the Brickimedia network.

Codyn329 (talk) 15:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, I've been following the development for a while and it looks great- I am just too lazy to update the software and skin LOL. 3.x does look good, although I'll have to get used to using one sidebar again after having two sidebars for over a year. Since I'm free all next week, I might finally update to 1.24 and that'll be a good opportunity to upgrade the skin, so thank you for the reminder :)
Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:49, 12 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Hey Lachlan, it is me Firestar25, I've come here to say hello to you, I found out that you got blocked by wikia and that you edit here now, so yeah if you wanna catch up, just send me a message. Firestar25 (talk) 02:13, 25 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

What is your name on Facebook? Firestar25 (talk) 01:12, 29 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Lachlan, it is me 1035776, I've come here to say to you that i'm sorry for creating a page about a non-exsistent park, the only reason I did it was because I wanted to inform the world about a FUTURE amusement park 1035776 (talk) 10:08, 20 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

The Return

Hey. So this is a certain Alex after an I don't even know how long anymore hiatus and i'd honestly like to say i'm back, although I do admit to spouting lies about a few things (coaster/theme park count). I was young and stupid (13 years old actually) and I sincerely regret that and want to go back and slap my former self in the face for being so stupid.

But yeah, I've been getting way more into roller coasters again recently. I am about to head over to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great Adventure for the first time, and I also recently went to Six Flags New England for the first time and Wicked Cyclone is now my new favorite roller coaster (not even Superman is as good as the thing in my opinion!). I also got to visit the two Jolly Rogers again and actually ride everything there (except Sea Serpent) and I think the Looping Star is better than any Pinfari ever. I didn't find it to be rough or anything, but that's probably just me. So basically, I will have visited nine, maybe ten or even eleven amusement parks in one year (I have season passes to Kings Dominion and will be going to Six Flags America, Luna Park and Great Escape are also being considered).

So yeah, apologies for being a lying 13 year old (i'm different now; I had some sense knocked into me, promise!) and its great to be back.

Oh, and the new "Ashley" name...loooong story.

-Ashley (talk) 11:19, 1 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Re: Re: The Return

Admin rights would be OK by me. And on the topic of Pinfari's, Jolly Roger's Looping Star is amazingly smooth when you take into account that its a Pinfari. I also recently went to Six Flags Over Georgia and am preparing to go to Six Flags Great Adventure; Dare Devil Dive is amazing. I can't WAIT for El Toro and especially Kingda Ka.

And its a shame Kata isn't around anymore and Montagna is rarely around anymore.

-Ashley (talk) 19:01, 7 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Bugs, Issue Trackers/Github

Have you considered creating a project on Github for bug tracking? This would help in the future as instead of having all bugs listed on your talk page, you have an organized CMS (Content Management System) actually meant for issue tracking for site-specific issues. :) If you'd like, I can help you go through the Github project creation process, although it's relatively simple ;)

  1. Go to
  2. Fill in the following fields (the email is whatever email you have that you want to put in, no one will be able to see it)
  3. If you don't want any private repos, just keep the default option :)

Since I'm pretty sure you already know how to create a repo, you could possibly name the issue tracking repo at Coasterpedia/issues or Coasterpedia/Coasterpedia (similar to Brickimedia's old repo, which was located at Brickimedia/brickimedia).

I have some issues that I'd like to report to you for now (but I'll move them over there if you decide to create one!) Since I deal with code and MediaWiki (and as you know I'm the system administrator at Brickimedia) I can help you figure out the source of the bugs and try to fix 'em :) You already know Jack Phoenix is really smart too (she's basically a code wizard xD) so you can always ask her too haha :P

  1. Sign up bug (Special:Userlogin?type=signup) - The Create account title is incorrectly positioned on latest Chrome version (chrome v52) on Windows 10. Perhaps this is custom Refreshed CSS onwiki at MediaWiki:Refreshed.css or MediaWiki:Refreshed.js?
  1. WikiFont avatar misalignment when signed in and out: I believe this issue might be site-specific since I recall you having a customized version of Refreshed?
  1. iOS issue: I remember you reporting this on Jack's page, and we've worked in together and also tested the same thing with on a site at (site for MediaWiki testing) and we've concluded thaat this is site-specific. Have you considered making a backup and then replacing it with the latest version of Refreshed?

Sorry this is so long haha, again I am more than happy to help fix these problems (the reasons I reported it to you is because again I think these are site-specific and customization, but if we conclude it's not I'm more than happy to move them upstream on Phabricator!)

Hope you're having a nice day :) SamanthaNguyen (talk) 20:47, 15 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]


I created a skin called Material a while ago, and since I know you love Google's Material Design visual language (heheh :P), I thought I should tell you about it! It's not actually "stable" yet, it's still in the beta stage but I'm working on getting it stable. If you want, you can test it out at:

There's still some bugs, but later this week when I get some time I plan on fixing them. But feel free to test it out if you'd like and let me know what you think of it when you have time :-) Thanks!

SamanthaNguyen (talk) 22:21, 5 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks very much for the suggestions! I'll try to get those implemented :-) The idea I had for the title was that it would be in the content card header section, but /then/ on scroll it moves into the global site header area (this is the part that you suggested). What do you think? Also slightly unrelated/related: I'm willing to help work on this wiki and make templates more material-like, e.g this is something I created a while ago at , where you can see the code in . There's some elements that aren't supported by MediaWiki, but I could easily slightly rewrite it and port it over to a MediaWiki template - personally I think it could work for an infobox. Thoughts? :D

SamanthaNguyen (talk) 04:40, 7 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Re: 2017

Hey Lachlan. I was just wondering; why did you revert my edits in the 2017 page, as none of them were untrue as far as I am aware. Thanks, Matt (February 15, 2018)


Hello. I used to be Alex-Sixand. Now i'm back. again. How have you guys been doing? --WeepinnWillow (talk) 14:39, 25 March 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Desert Storm

I'll send you a picture sometime soon. There is paperwork from its construction, as well as a study done in 1995 by some group called Manta.

...I forgot how to do signatures!


Re:Flat spin or Corkscrew?

Hey, Lachlan. Happy New Year to you too. To me wing overs and corkscrews seem to look the same too. The only difference that I have appreciated is that wing overs are only used in the Batman model and corkscrews in the rest of the B&M Inverted Coasters. Maybe wing over is a name that B&M uses for naming that element in that specific model.

--Airtime (Talk | contribs) 15:13, 12 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Lachlan

Hi Lachlan. Sorry to bother you, but I just wanted to ask; how come you've reverted the default units on Wicker Man to metric? Thanks MattyMoo March 23, 2019

Hello Matt, it's ok! I presumed you changed the units because the infobox was showing wrong values when |units=metric was used, as user:Airtime was doing. I changed it back after I fixed the infobox, as recently I decided to switch all non-American articles to metric by default. What do you think? Do you use the dropdown on the sidebar? Am curious to know your thoughts!
I will admit part of the reason is that I'm an engineering student and metric measurements are just better! haha Best wishes, Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 05:43, 24 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
PS: in the future you can sign off with ~~~~ which fills in the date automatically 👍 Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 05:48, 24 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Lachlan, Thanks for the reply! Fair enough; I've always preferred imperial for coaster units, but each to their own, I suppose! MattyMoo (talk) 20:37, 28 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

I will admit, I am more used to the imperial units too. But over here in Singapore they don't do miles/feet at all. I think the UK is stuck half way, unfortunately. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 14:22, 29 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Its me again. I keep forgetting about this site and it suuuuucks. We should totally get a Discord for this place though.

Been doing a lot of coaster riding and music since I last visited. Preparing a trip to Ocean City, Maryland to do the 6 credits I missed last time, and i'm also preparing for some European parks and Nickelodeon Universe in New Jersey. --WeepinnWillow (talk) 15:58, 14 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]


When can I get permission to upload Wikimedia or Flickr photos? --Darkknight (talk) 9:17 , September 27, 2019 (CT)

Vertigo at Walibi Belgium

Can you please add more information about Vertigo at Walibi Belgium? --Darkknight (talk) 8:31 , September 27, 2019 (CT)


Hey, I know I've been inactive for a while but I think I'm back in the mood to be making contributions here. Are there any particular projects that need working on right now before I start shooting wildly in the dark of what to tackle? --MexicanLlama400 (talk) October 8, 2019

I'm embarassed to say that I didn't know about the cite button, despit it staring me in the face this whole time! Thank you for pointing it out to me.
MexicanLlama400 (talk) 18:08, 9 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Lachlan, can you help me? The box at my user page doesnt show anything expect "Template:Status". I dont know how to repair it...🤔 Grettings, Lyon Le Cobra 🙂 October 9, 2019

October 10, 2019

Will I still have permission to upload Wikimedia or Flickr photos right now? --Darkknight (talk) 6:27 , October 10, 2019 (CT)


Can I still upload Flickr photos to Coasterpedia as of now? --Darkknight (talk) 1:17 , October 11, 2019 (CT)

Question about "images"

I've noticed on a lot of pages with images listed that there isn't a consistent way that they're listed. Some say "images" while others say "gallery". Do we want a standard way to label these? MexicanLlama400 (talk) 19:02, 17 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, Lachlan

Hi, Lachlan. I'm Kw6sTheater. I found Coasterpedia a year ago or so whilst browsing online, and I've got to say, I quite appreciate the work. It's even more customized than RCDB, and I really enjoy how anybody can help in writing articles as well as adding their own information to it. Keep up the good work; I'm happy to help out here.

Adding Pictures

When can I get permission to upload Flickr photos? -- Red Drachen (talk) 4:40 , November 5, 2019 (CT)

Wikimedia Commons

Hey, Lachlan! Do I need to use Special:Upload for Wikimedia Commons and UploadWizard for Flickr? -- Loch Ness (talk) 1:53 PM, February 8, 2020 (CT)

Hello, for Wikimedia Commons use Special:Upload. For Flickr photos under CC-BY and CC-BY-SA licenses use UploadWizard. For other Flickr photos, please use Special:Upload. You need to fill out a template like this for Wikimedia Commons:
{{Image documentation
|source=Wikimedia Commons
{{Wikimedia Commons|<!--Enter URL here -->}}
Any more questions just ask me. Feel free to join the Discord Chat (link in the sidebar) if you prefer as you may get a quicker reply there. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 20:07, 8 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
One more thing, for adding Flickr photos under CC-BY and CC-BY-SA like the ones you added just now, it is easier when using Upload Wizard to click "Share images from Flickr" which lets you upload the file using the Flickr URL. Hope this helps! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 20:47, 8 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Completed attractions list

Hey, I removed the large list from the Bennett page as it is too difficult to maintain, and also a bit messy. I think only a list on each individual 'product' page is necessary:


Referencing from books & magazines

Hey! Seeing as I have plenty of time on my hands at the moment, I was thinking of referencing many of my additions using my library of books & magazines. Could you send me a template for adding a reference from written material so I can get started? Stay safe!

Flat Rides

Hey, Lachlan! You need to add all flat rides to the amusement park navboxes, including Adventuredome! Could you please do it? -- Loch Ness

Renamed account

Hi, sorry to bother you. My userpage on the Roller Coaster Wiki was imported here. In 2017, I renamed my account on Wikia (see the history here) but the page here still has my old name. Would you be able to move my old userpage to my current account name? Thank you so much. Puppeteer (talk) 20:32, 29 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you! Yeah, it's definitely been a while! Puppeteer (talk) 02:05, 5 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I got a Prowler Worlds of Fun Antonietta Carruthers (talk) 08:16, 16 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Test Message

Cap'n Crunch's Lonely Sailor Boy Band

Deleting Empty Files

Hey! Could you please delete several empty files for me? - Loch Ness

You have some more several empty files to delete! - Loch Ness

Roller Coaster Height Missing

Hey! The height doesn't appear on the roller coaster infobox. Can you please fix the issue and make sure that the height appears on the infobox? - Loch Ness

Thanks for this, I've fixed it now Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:39, 28 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Dueling Roller Coaster Drop Missing

Hey! One of the track's drop doesn't appear on the multitrack roller coaster infobox. Can you please fix the issue and make sure that both drops appear on the infobox? - Loch Ness

Moving pages

Hi Lachlan, It’s my first time coming back onto the site in a while, and I was wondering; why am I suddenly seemingly unable to move pages, and where is the option to move pages on the new site layout? Thanks, Matt Matt N (talk) 15:51, 21 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Matt! I am not Lachlan, but i can answer your question; click on the three dots in the right corner of an article, and some more options should show up, one of them is the move option. I don't know why moving isn't working for you, it does for me. QDude24 (talk) 15:56, 21 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Matt so I think QDude is thinking of the Refreshed skin however I can see you're using the mobile skin (MobileFrontend, the same as on Wikipedia) as it adds this info to the edit summary. I'm looking myself now and it doesn't appear to have the option to move a page - no wonder you couldn't find it! So my recommendation is to go to the very bottom of the page and click "Desktop", and the site will then look exactly as it did before. Then you'll see the three dots button like QDude described where there will be the option to move a page. If you prefer the MobileFrontend view (the current default), you can change back to it any time by pressing "Mobile view" at the bottom of the page.
Let me know if this works, I can film my screen and sent it to you if you still can't find the move function. Best wishes Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 17:30, 21 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ah right; thank you very much! And sorry for my late reply! Matt N (talk) 19:07, 8 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]


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