User talk:Loch Ness


Please do not copy content from Wikipedia. If you continue to do this, you will be blocked.

Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 23:29, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Drachen Fire

Hi, thanks for your contributions so far. One thing, the "Drachen Fire was designed by B&M" thing has been added a few times but I've never seen a good source for this. Please don't add this in again. If you like, we can discuss this matter on the article talk page.

Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 16:54, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Recent uploads

Hello, the last couple of images are again labelled as own work. I can see that the first one has been taken from Flickr. Could you describe what problems you are facing with the upload tool? Please do so before uploading any more images. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 21:10, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

- Well, the Share Flickr tool couldn't read the images.

If the tool isn't working, it doesn't mean that uploading images without the correct license info is permitted. I've tested it with one of the pictures you uploaded (, pasting this address into UploadWizard is working for me. If other photos are not working, perhaps they're not under the correct Creative Commons license. UplaodWizard Flickr tool only works with CC-BY and CC-BY-SA - you need to check the license of the photo on Flickr before uploading.
I am here to help you upload the images correctly. I know it's rather tedious, I didn't develop the tools. The developers of UploadWizard decided to only allow it to upload CC-BY and CC-BY-SA images. Any further questions just ask! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 21:35, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for making sure the images are correctly uploaded recently. You can save some time by using the "Upload from Flickr" tool in the UploadWizard, I've tested it on my account and another account and it appears to be working fine. For CC-BY and CC-BY-SA images it's much easier to use than copying the information over from Flickr manually.
Thanks! 11:19, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Drachen Fire: stop

Hello, please see the message above on this page. Do not add the B&M rumour back to the Drachen Fire page. There is no source for it. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 13:49, 14 February 2020 (UTC)

Copyrighted images

Hello, some of the images you've uploaded are not under Creative Commons licenses. Please check prior to uploading an image. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 17:33, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Wildlife Park

Hello thanks for creating the Family Coaster page. In the future if you realise you've created a page at the wrong title please just move it to the correct one or slap a {{delete}} tag on it. An admin will spot it and delete the page for you. Thanks 16:08, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to log in! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 16:10, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Copyrighted images

You've been blocked from editing as you've continued to upload copyrighted images. I simply don't have time to check through all your uploads to make sure they're okay to use. Upload files correctly (with a URL to the original file on the description page) or not at all. This is your final warning. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 16:59, 9 March 2020 (UTC)


There's no need to add categories to pictures when there's only a tiny bit of the ride in the picture. It's messy and makes finding good photos of each ride harder. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 18:45, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Welcome back

Hello, welcome back. Please have a read through the reasons you were blocked above and let me know or write on the Discord if you need any help in the future. Hopefully with the lockdown we can add lots of content! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 19:00, 25 March 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for pointing that out, I'm still not that familiar with flat ride types. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 11:25, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Beast file

Hi, this file is not under a Creative Commons license. I'll hold off on blocking you this time as it may have been a mistake - almost all of Jeremy Thompson's images are uploaeded under Creative Commons. You must check before uploading, if you do not have the time to check every image carefully, do not upload. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 18:37, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Page deletion/move

Do you need an admin to move/delete a page?

Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 19:11, 30 March 2020 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for sticking to uploading Creative Commons licensed images. In future could you please make sure to add a link to the image source when uploading - as I have done here? Thanks again Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 23:43, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Licenses on photos

Please stop altering license details on previously uploaded photos, unless there was an error. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 23:55, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Flickr uploads - please link to the source

Hello, thanks for sticking to CC licensed images. Please always include a source URL when you upload. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 22:07, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Looks like you got the hang of it. Let me know if you have any questions! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 20:39, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

Re: Flat Rides

Hello, that was actually what I was about to do but then I realised the list of rides on the Adventuredome page wasn't complete so I'm working on that instead. Do feel free to start adding flat rides to the navbox templates - there are instructions on Template:Amusement park navbox. Though I think it would be best to make sure the lists on the park pages are complete first, as then they can simply be copied into the navbox. Thanks! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 22:27, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Aerial views

Hello, they would need to be under a Creative Commons license or public domain, like all other photographs here. Not sure if you mean Google Maps, I think that's also copyrighted. If you like you can send me a link to the picture and I'll let you know if it's okay to upload.

Best wishes Lachlan (Talk | contribs) (an admin) 15:20, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

Ropes course

Hello, thought I would message you as you've added a few Ropes Course articles. My feeling is they're not really a "ride" and are beyond the scope of the wiki. Rather than keep them as separate articles, how about we list them on the amusement park pages instead? Please share your thoughts on the Talk:Ropes Course page if you have any strong feelings either way. Thanks! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 12:05, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Recent edits to Six Flags Over Georgia

Hello, A post has been made about the Six Flags Over Georgia page. I'm not sure which of these rides was notable, this message is just to ask that you please leave an edit summary, especially when reverting, or when a new user is involved. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 08:33, 5 June 2020 (UTC)


Hello, please don't worry about changing the whitespace if there's nothing else to change in the article. It's not a problem to just leave it as it is. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 18:08, 10 June 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for making the userboxes! Remember to add them to Coasterpedia:Userboxes when you're done. Thank you! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 09:33, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Maverick heart line roll

Good find with the heartline roll photograph! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 18:09, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Hello, hope you're doing okay. Just noticed you removed the reference on Great Bear and that the link no longer works. Was it one you clipped up? As that's what I've been doing and I'll be quite frustrated if they delete all my clippings if/when I stop using the website. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 15:12, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

Blanking pages

Hello, please never blank an article. See Help:Delete a page for more information on how to suggest a page for deletion, or ask an administrator for help. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 00:42, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Re: Delete Empty Files

Sure thing, and thanks for standardising the file names! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:30, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Okay that should be them deleted now, let me know if I missed anything. thanks again Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:51, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Edit summary

Hello, please avoid reverting another editor (especially multiple times) without leaving an edit summary explaining your reasoning. Unless of course, the edit is obvious vandalism. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:47, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

File redirects and broken files

I'll delete the file redirects but please be patient. Also please do not blank any page. Even if it's a broken file. Bring it to the attention of an administrator instead. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:06, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

- Hey! When I attempted to move one file, it was broken. Can you please fix the two broken files? - Loch Ness

I've fixed it now, it didn't like the accent for some reason. Sorry about that. If it happens in the future please just let me know. Also, just a tip, if you put an extra tilde (~~~~) when signing off your messages, it'll add a timestamp too. Best wishes Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:19, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

- Hey! Can you please delete the redirects? - Loch Ness

10,000th article

Congratulations on creating the 10,000th article. Thanks for your help so far in building this wiki, and here's to the next 10,000! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 22:52, 29 January 2021 (UTC)

Metric units

Thanks for your recent contributions. However, you need to use metric units for all attractions outside the US. Sources based outside the US will almost certainly be using metric, and RCDB allows you to switch to metric, so this shouldn't be a problem. Please only use imperial units for attractions in the US, use metric everywhere else. Thanks Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 20:43, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

-- There are several broken files! Can you please fix them for me? Thanks Loch Ness (Talk | contribs) 21:07, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Sure, I'm working on it now. If by tomorrow you still see broken ones please send me a link to them. Also, I added your signature back. Signatures are good! Thanks again Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:15, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. I've raised the upper limit for image sizes. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 21:20, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Hello, using the correct units is wiki policy. Please make sure you do this, make sure all articles you create from now on follow the guidelines in my message above. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 17:07, 2 March 2021 (UTC)


Hello, did you get the infobox issue sorted? Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 22:14, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Multi-track infobox drop

Should be fixed now. Make sure to use four tildes when signing (~~~~), and it'll leave a timestamp too. Thanks! Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 16:29, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Usage of imperial units

Hello, this is your final warning. You must use the correct type of units when creating articles - imperial for American rides and coasters, metric for everywhere else.

There are a couple of reasons why I created this policy:

  • Almost everywhere outside the US, information is supplied in metric. Converting that to imperial before entering it into articles introduces inaccuracies.
  • This website is used by people all around the world, some of whom use metric and some use imperial. This system means that every attraction uses measurements familiar to those who live in that country.

I'm happy to discuss with you further, please leave me a message or join our Discord channel. But currently, you need to follow this system. You will be blocked from editing if you keep creating articles with the wrong units. Remember, you can change RCDB to use metric.

Best wishes Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 16:29, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing those pages! Leave me a message any time if you get stuck with anything. Lachlan (Talk | contribs) 16:56, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Scooby's Ghoster Coaster Opening date

Hi, you added a opening date for Scooby Doo's Ghoster Date, but no source, please add it or remove it if there is none

Greetings QDude24 (Talk | contribs) 15:31, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Removing images from articles - Enterprise (Alton Towers)

Yet again I'm unsure why an image was removed from a page. This image shows how the ride appeared pre-X-Sector and adds interest to the article. Unfortunately most visitors to the site won't venture as far as the image categories, so it's important to display as much as possible on the article page. Jason foulkes (talk) 01:04, 10 April 2021 (UTC)