I am sorry, but I didn't keep this page's writings nor the pictures, and I don't know if there is a way to restore it now that it has been deleted for so long. What is the wiki you were talking about ? Maybe I can still give some help.
Dallas Howard was quite a villain. He was a protagonist, but after similar examples of TV-Tropes, he fulfilled several requirements for "Protagonist-Centered Morality" and "Designated Hero". As the hero of the movie, one can not call him anyway.
Categories are undergoing a massive revision and clean up. Powers and Weapons & Tools and related cats are being targeted for deletion. Vader *is* one of the definitive stranglers, but that has little to do with his villainy.
As for some of the other cats I removed from his page… "Child Abuser" is eclipsed by "Child Murder", don't need both because if you're murdering children, you're abusing them. When one cat is worse and or more informative than another, drop anything similar.
"Planet Destroyer", actually, General Tarkin did. He did not. No more so than the janitor on the x-teenth floor of the Death Star did.
To my knowledge, the Category:Stranglers isn't targeted for termination and Vader killed several people by strangling them, therefore he definitely belongs in the category (actually, it's probably his favorite method of killing and one of his most well-known characteristics, so if there is someone who belongs in this category it's clearly him).
I don't know for the other categories, but I think Vader is powerful enough to defeat several opponents (he did so many times when he was younger and I'm sure there are also some comics in which he can be seen doing the same), so he belongs in the Category:One-Man Army. In addition, he fits most of the criteria for being a Dark Knight. I also think you should reconsidered the other categories as well.
Category:Spy is already covered by Category:Double Agent. Though perhaps Spy should stay and Double Agent be dropped since because no one at the island knew he was a spy he was not "double".
I take exception to some of the others. While Category:Crackers certainly applies, he was not so much an "Evil Genius" or "Master Manipulator". Certainly he was not "Successful" since he died without completing his agenda. I doubt simple employees count as "Officials", Corrupt or otherwise.
I also do not recall him being a "Pervert" or "Failure-Intolerant".
Basically, if someone knows he's dead, he could seek him in the Category:Deceased Villains where he logically belongs, but if he doesn't find him there is a problem. If a character is dead, he obligatorily has to be in this category. Being also in the Category:Died in Disgrace is a bonus.
Anyway, even if being in the two categories can seem unnecessary, it's not incorrect, on the contrary, so what's the matter ? And EVERY pages of this wiki have always worked with the two categories, so modifying all of them will be interminable and a complete waste of time since it's NOT incorrect (actually, it's rather the opposite).
Concerning the other categories, I think Dennis is more a Double Agent than a Spy since he pretended to be on Hammond's side while he worked for his rival. I agree that he was not a Master Manipulator, a Corrupt Official or a Failure-Intolerant Villain and not really Successful. However, I think he was smart enough to be an Evil Genius and if I remember correctly, he had pornographic images on his computer, making him a pervert.
First, please edit your post to place a colon in front of "Category", for example [[:Category:CategoryName]], so that THIS THREAD is NOT ADDED to these categories.
A double agent is a known spy who plays both sides, or secretly flips from one side to work for the other. That is not Nedry's situation. So IF any form of "spy" applies to him, it is not "double". I really don't think any form of spy applies. Thief, yes, since it is a singular opportunistic theft for money and not any form of ongoing industrial espionage.
Changes are coming to how Categories are to be handled. Check with LucidPigeons.
Because I know of your tendency to argue with people, I'm gonna let you off with a warning, learn to accept disagreements and quit adding Queen Bavmorda's page to CM or I'll lock the page. It's getting very old fast and coming off as very whiny. I am utterly sick of you behavior in regards to disagreements. Not because you disagree, you're free to do so, but because you won't accept the fact that the majority don't agree with you and cause uneccessary editing wars because of it. We are not just gonna give into peer pressure like you think. Learn to accept change the first time cause it would be allot less annoying for all of us. Thank you.
Please don't get angry, I don't want to cause an edit war. If I added Bavmorda in the Complete Monster category, it was not only because I personally consider her as one (although I admit that I do), it was mainly because she is considered as one in TV Tropes, and they have higher standards than Villains Wiki. And I'm not the only user who added her in the category, I only did it twice (the last time it was not me). I had the impression that an user wrongly removed her from the category despite every one else considers her as one, but if there has been a discussion about her and everyone agreed that she is not a CM, then I accept it, even though I hope you will change your mind someday (however, it doesn't seem to be the case since, like I said, many other users added her in the category).
I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, I thought I was doing the right thing. I know that this wiki doesn't always agree with TV Tropes, but I thought it was the case this time and that the user who removed her from the CM category made a mistake. If everyone now agrees that she is not one, I accept it and I won't add her in the category again (though I think her case should be reconsidered).
If it was to be decided to restore the page, admins would have undeleted it, also meaning with their approval. It would have taken them all of 3 keystrokes and the page restored not only as it was, but with the entire history of attributions restored.
I tried to advise you that if it was going to be restored that undeletion is the proper and wikia.com-approved method. You might want to keep this in mind for the future.
The admin who deleted the page made it clear that he doesn't care, and he didn't want to talk to me so I don't think he would have undeleted the page. Anyway, the new page I just created is more or less the same as the previous version with only a few changes.
Except the History is no longer there. When was the page first made? Who all worked on it? Had it ever been deleted then undeleted before? All of that is gone.
That admin also told you to talk to me, which you ignored. And *I* also stated that undeleting is not the best way to do it.
But basically, you asked permission to do it, and that admin did not say you could. Which means as far as he was concerned it was to stay deleted. So basically an agreement on it being restored had not been reached and you took it upon yourself to remake a contested page deleted by an admin without permission.
Perhaps other admins will not care if you ask at this point, they may shrug and say "it's done now", because the damage is done, the old history and the accreditation to everyone who had ever worked on it is gone. They might even have agreed that it should have been undeleted. But if someone on wikias I admin had done this, they'd get at least a 3-day block for remaking a page an admin deleted.
But this is not to "yell" at you. I'm not an admin here and that is neither my job nor intent. This is to advise you, again, that in the future, no matter which wikia, undeleting is better than remaking, because Wikia.com and Staff prefer histories and accredidations remain intact.
So let's chalk this up to a learning lesson, and move forward. For my part, I'll watch the movie again before I consider *if* I'll re-tag it.
I created the first page (another existed before but it was only about the TV version. It has been deleted and its content was merged with mine), and it doesn't bother me at all that the History is lost.
The admin made it clear that he doesn't care at all about the page, he only deleted it due to the fact that you made it a Candidate for Deletion because, as you said, Grumpy is "Not a Villain, just an antagonist—actually, can a non-anthropomorphic animal be a *villain*?? It's just following its instinctual nature". Except that actually, you were wrong. Grumpy IS an anthropomorphic animal who doesn't follow its instinctual nature but want to kill the hero because he insulted him. He's not simply an antagonist, he clearly has evil intents, so he is unquestionably a villain.
I have not talked to you because it was not necessary, you're not an admin and you only made my page a Candidate for Deletion by mistake. Anyway, we already have a conversation and I explained to you that Grumpy is indeed a true villain. Now that everything is clear, let's move on.
Read the Community Corner, seen to the right of Wikia Activity…
"IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT RECREATE DELETED PAGES WITHOUT ADMIN APPROVAL […] this has gone on for too long and will now result in blocks for repeat offenders, we will be considerate to those who do not know better but many have outright ignored Admins and will now learn there is a chain of command that must be followed."
I tried to ask the admin's permission, he said he didn't want to talk to me about that, but I sent him a message to inform him that I was going to recreate the page and he didn't object. I didn't ask your permission because you're not an admin. I did what I could. Anyway, I don't think I will be blocked for that.