User talk:Le pendu

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Welcome the the chat page for Le Pendu

Hi, I'm Robert, one of the administrators of Tarotpedia.

Please leave me a note if you have any suggestions or comments or just want to say hi.



le pendu 17:37, 4 February 2006 (PST)


i am shrutib.i am a new user.

i just wanted to give one suggestion

can we have a discussions page where communicating is easy between members and people who are beginners can get guidance and get their doubts solved.

It will be a great help to people like me.

Hi Robert, is it ok to link your site thru my facebook page..? Blessings User: Adele

Bonjour Robert, How are you today? I'm looking forward to hear from you, Rom

Tarotpedia is great

Hi Robert, I like Tarotpedia a lot. I think it is a wonderful tool to share ideas and do research. Actually, I am interested in wiki in general, but this is the first time a get seriously involved in a wiki project: so I must also thank you for helping me find the energy to investigate this genial software :) I think you and JMD have started an excellent initiative. What can we do to get more people involved?


P marco 14:12, 18 April 2006 (PDT)

one man's response re: getting people involved

I added a link to it on (there was one already on wikipedia) I also added a link to it on my Links page. My suggestion would be to try to get it added to as many links pages as possible. At least, that's one suggestion.

Knighthawk May 20, 2006

Addition to Key Pages

Do you think it would be a good idea to add "Tarot Events" to the key pages? I have no idea how to do that ... even if I did, it seems it would be a bit presumptuous of me to do so ... hence this chat to you :-) James

Knighthawk May 20, 2006

A new theory for the history of the tarot

In french, the orphico-dionysiac origins of the pictures of the tarot of Marseille : Le Tarot de Dionysos by Daimonax (my) but i no speak english (minimal Internet) to translate for a abstract. (Site with copyrigth)

Category: Artists page

How do the names of artists show up on the page? The edit function only gives an empty window. I have made pages for my decks (Dirk Gillabel), and the decks of my wife Carol Herzer, and my brother Guido Gillabel. Although the name of the decks automatically shows up on the Category:Decks page, the names of the artists do not show up automatically on the Category:Artists page.
Dirk Gillabel

Category suggestion: Tarot Groups

Have you considered a category for various Tarot groups? Or even the e-groups although some of them come and go rather abruptly. TarotByArwen September 18, 2006

Confirm email not working?

Hi there,

Didn't know where else to put this but the confirm email doesn't seem to be sending me anything. Are they queued? This site is fantastic and I'd love to trade links! I added one to you either way because this is such a cool idea! I love Wikipedia so it's nice to see something broken out like this!

Christian Day

Some suggestions/questions

Hi! I was wondering how necessary it is to have a special section that links to images for each and every particular deck - it just seems a bit unnecessary to me, particularly because there are links to reviews anyway (which usually show a few cards), and everyone can look them up themselves on Google as well. The ISBN feature also confuses me: the number written on the box of my Universal Fantasy Tarot, for example, is completely different from the one listed on Amazon, and on top of that, lists TWO different ISBN numbers!

I was also thinking that it would be cool to have an Article of the Month feature - they have daily ones on Wikipedia, and weekly ones on Lostpedia, and it's always interesting to see those. :-)

- Spoonbender 09:31, 26 January 2007 (PST)

Another editor writes here. I oppose Spoonbender's proposal to get rid of links to card images. They are very relevant for the subject, even more important than the reviews. I don't want to hunt relevant information with a search engine, if it is possible find it in one place.

I also haven't understood the purpose of the ISBNs. Decks and deck & book sets have different ISBN numbers. Different editions have different ISBN numbers as well, so you may just make searching more diffcult by using an inappropriate ISBN. I think that we can use the ISBN numbers only, if we specify which edition we mean. There should be several ISBN numbers listed if there are several editions. Tristram Shandy 14:54, 26 January 2007 (PST)

I forgot about this, sorry! Yes, I can see your point about how important the images of the cards are, but, honestly, it just means that we have to link to Tarot Passages, or Aeclectic, or Wicce's twice (once for the review, and once for the images). Or almost every single time to Taroteca and Tarot Korea... So I still don't think it's very useful. And I still think we should drop the ISBN-thing all together. ;-)
- Spoonbender 01:32, 29 January 2007 (PST)
The ISBN forms part of the makeup of wikimedia. In theory, a product can be directly linked to a store of one's choice (that Le pendu and I include in the 'store' section), allowing for direct purchasing and, when set up, for some financial assistance for further tarotpedia developments (note that at this stage, even if someone was to click on the Tarotgarden or Amazon link from the isbn, it would not provide any remuneration to Tarotpedia).
In addition, though it may seem a little wasteful to include ISBNs, it is, in practice, very helpful to anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the deck or book (or other product). Of course, its usefulness will only be so if the information, as for the rest of Tarotpedia, is correct and complete - with ISBNs, this means multiple listing for multiple editions.
As to the link to card images, I too am not sure, and have questions, as to whether the manner in which this has developed over the past year is the best solution for Tarotpedia, but it seems to at this stage be about the most useful.
Jmd 01:08, 30 January 2007 (PST)
Hi Jmd! Thanks for your reply. I have to admit I didn't know that clicking on the ISBN number and then on one of the links could actually take you to the product with that ISBN number. I'm still not convinced of the usefulness of either the ISBNs or the links though, but then it's not my decision to make, I guess.
Do you know what I should do with the three different ISBN numbers I've found for the Universal Fantasy Tarot? How do I know what the difference is between them? And, by the way, what do you think of my suggestion for an Article of the Month-feature?
- Spoonbender 03:48, 30 January 2007 (PST)
For Spoonbender. It sounds like you have a wrong idea, what kinds of image links we should have. For card images, it is preferred to only have links to sites that show pictures of all cards., Wicce etc are not such. Look at the source code of the deck template. It is explained there. Tristram Shandy 13:04, 30 January 2007 (PST)
I went back and read it ;-) . It doesn't sound like I was wrong: for example, for the Universal Fantasy Tarot (which is a new release), there aren't many images online yet, so I linked to Aeclectic and Ganesha. I imagine it's the same with other new or rare decks, and that, in those cases, Aeclectic and Wicce and such are the best sources, no? I also said we'd have to put up many links to Taroteca and Tarot Korea, which are sites that do show the entire deck :-) . - Spoonbender 05:30, 31 January 2007 (PST)
You were partially right and wrong. I was partially both when I thought that you were wrong. (Yep, this is getting hilarious.) I was thinking about common decks, you spoke about rare decks. For rare decks, the reviews and images sections could be merged. But more complex rules would require help pages to be organized better than they are now. It isn't intuitive to search some template source code for instructions. BTW, calling them templates is misleading for experienced MediaWiki users. In Wikipedia, templates are stuff that you can insert to the article with text like {{stuff}}. I also have other ideas what to do in this wiki. Is there any suitable place to gather them and weigh what to do first? Tristram Shandy 20:11, 31 January 2007 (PST)
I'll talk to jmd about it. I wonder if it is better to have some rather than none? On the other hand, most of the review links show images. I'm simply not sure. le pendu 16:16, 5 February 2007 (PST)

P marco 01:36, 29 May 2007 (PDT) Robert, I don't know if this is the appropriate place to write. It seems that it is impossible to upload images. I get this message:

Upload warning  "." is not a recommended image file format.

the heirophant

I am a believe in horoscopes, zodiac and tarot. I found this page through a search engine. It is amazing, like Wikepedia but a lot more interesting. I will be spending a lot of time on here. My fav. card is The Heirophant, which best describes me because I am a scholar (always wanting to know more), a teacher ( always helping others out) and I believe there is a deep spiritual connection to our world.

best wishes RMR