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Greetings, I'm the Zelda Timeline Buster

Please visit my talk page if you wish to debate contractions in various Zelda games that pretty much break every possible Zelda timeline. I will be posting a new one as soon as the current one dies out. Please make sure to read the rules. The importer 12:01, 2 January 2007 (CST)

Hey, Sorry I took so long to catch this. I'm guessing, after 2 weeks, I might have problems finding you around, but I hope you catch this. Everything else is already on your page... -PIE

Pages for Deletion

Hey, just wanted to drop the admins a line, and I figured this would be the easiest and most noticeable place. I know you all are busy with real-life stuff and what not, but I've been cleaning up the uncategorized page and there are a number of pages that need to be deleted. No rush, but I figured I would just compile the list here to make it easier on you guys. Here are the pages: Darknuts, Item, Items, Shiek, Snake's Remains, Sword and Shield Maze, Redeads. All of their discussion pages have my reasoning, and if something isn't sound, just ignore it. Lata! -- Gambit8585

  • Redirects are easier, champ. I'll work through these now. Thesubrosian 01:32, 7 January 2007 (CST)
    • Ok cool thanks. I never thought of doing that :) --Gambit8585

Trade Sequences

Anyone think it would be a good idea for a Trade Sequences category? Then we could break that category down by game or something along those lines. --Gambit8585

Zelda Comic

I am currently working on a zelda comic series in my spare time. I already drew 20+ comics and am writing them just about every day(in school). As of now they are all hand drawn and it will be at least till the summer before I am finished and am able to transfer them onto the computer. I'm hoping to post it on this site and if you are interested contact me with ideas/comments/etc. My email is Marcuslehner21@gmail.com.

                                                             --Marcuslehner21 19:02, 21 February 2007 (CST)

FanMedia and the wiki

What's the policy on (a) content concerning Zelda FanMedia (particularly FanFic and Fan made games) and (b) Ficticious content, created by fans, and labelled as such? Personally I'm divide; articles I've seen created today includng FOD and Backstory aren't exactly inspiring, but there really is some good fic out there and Typhoon's Zelda Online is looking more promising all the time. Certainly these are worth mentions? --PIE

Featured Picture

I think that there should be a featured picture along with the featured article. I think it would make the main page more interesting. Does anyone else agree with me? 42bens 18:09, 3 July 2007 (PDT)

An idea for this would be one that has no logo on it, very high quality, maybe rare, and is an important ZELDA thing. A few examples are:

  • Kafeianjureunited.jpg
  • MM Sakon's Hideout.png

These are just to get the general idea started. I just think it would make the main page look better and more like wikipedia. 42bens 14:47, 14 July 2007 (PDT)





Sounds like a pretty good idea to me. If anyone else is unclear on the concept, have a look here. It would be a good way to feature articles on the Main Page which do not fulfil the criteria to be a Featured Article, but have other merits such as an interesting or unusual image. (PS thanks for using one of the images I found and reformatted as an example :) --Adam 16:02, 14 July 2007 (PDT)

It's a well done picture. Just like the Shiro one. But you get the point. How many people have to agree on it for it to happen. I spoke to Jase about it and he said that if some good images could be found then it could be done. 42bens 08:06, 15 July 2007 (PDT)
I'd say as long as Jason is happy for it to go ahead, it's not necessary to look for others to support the idea (as long as nobody has any valid objections). However, it will have to wait until he gets back, as I'm not prepared to go ahead and implement it without his say-so. --Adam 08:35, 15 July 2007 (PDT)
Eh, I'm a bit confused as to where the featured picture thing would go on the main page. I would suggest at the bottom, like Wikipedia, but we have the announcements there, and it should go above that. Perhaps just put it directly below the Featured Article bit. If you can figure it out, or think of something better, go for it. --Jase 16:13, 4 August 2007 (PDT)
I'm just glad it finally happened. It looks good. How are we selecting new ones? Putting them here? If so I can get a start on finding future candidates... 42bens 11:28, 6 August 2007 (PDT)
No, I think we'll do the same as for the featured article nominations. You can nominate here.--Adam 12:25, 6 August 2007 (PDT)

External Icon

Not sure where to ask about this, so I'll put it here. Right now, the external link icon looks a bit wierd (at least, to me) with the white inside of it. Therefore, I uploaded another version that could be used in its stead. So, what I'm asking is do you want to replace with File:External_icon_2.png (don't worry about alignment--it's because of how the background image for the external icon is vertically centered on the line)? I know the css needed to change the icons, if it comes to that, but what do all of you think? --Skizzerz Talk - Contribs 10:25, 19 July 2007 (PDT)

If the color were made to match the light blue of the layout, then I'd say it's a nice arrow! --Jase 16:11, 4 August 2007 (PDT)
OK, I recoloured it first in the light blue text-box colour File:External_link_icon.png. This looks quite dark, although I have always thought the arrow stood out a bit too much... Anyway, I did a second one with the lighter blue used for the bullet points File:External_link_icon_l.png, so I'm not sure which would be best, or if we should try something inbetween. --Adam 17:07, 4 August 2007 (PDT)
I was thinking the light blue used for the 2px borders. You'll see the color around the navigation boxes, etc. --Jase 05:33, 5 August 2007 (PDT)
OK, here's one using the border colour File:External link icon(final?).png, I quite like the look of this one. --Adam 07:43, 5 August 2007 (PDT)
Looks good. I might make it a little brighter on my own, but other than that, I'll upload it in a little bit. --Jase 13:45, 5 August 2007 (PDT)

Ok, well, whenever you get around to it, here is the css to implement it (put it in MediaWiki:Monobook.css or MediaWiki:Common.css):

a.external {
  background:url(http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/9/90/External_link_icon%28final%3F%29.png) center right no-repeat !important;
  padding-right:20px !important;
  padding-left:0px !important;
}

That one uses Adam's File:External link icon(final?).png, so you would need to replace the URL in the parenthesis with the URL of the final version if you aren't using that one. --Skizzerz Talk - Contribs 16:56, 8 August 2007 (PDT)

Problem

The templates seem to be glitching. I have already edited the 'character', 'boss' and 'game' templates to fix the glitches I have found but there may be more templates that I am unaware of. If you see something glitching could you let me know, or you can fix it yourself if you know how. --Knil 18:57, 24 August 2007 (PDT)


This seems to be a new development affecting all the templates, and I've raised it with Jason here. --Adam 03:11, 25 August 2007 (PDT)

Your image problems seem to revolve around the alterations. They will show if they have not been altered (as in size, etc) but they will fail if they have been altered. --Knil 19:07, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

The image problem has to do with whether or not we use ImageMagick or GD to process the images when resized. I know all about the problem and how to fix it - the problem was that, on the new server, ImageMagick was not installed. Therefore, I installed it. Problem solved. However, I DO realize that there are some problems creating very large thumbnails, which I will deal with. --Jase 19:27, 27 August 2007 (EDT)
Now we have the same issue as last time around, where the images are fixed but new ones uploaded still have the fault. Also, .png transapencies are not diplaying correctly: Swords of Twilight Princess. --Adam 19:37, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

Three images on Midna seem to concur with Adam's statement (see Real Form) but images in Zant are having the same problem. Plus your own avatar, Jason, is not displaying (though I suspect that goes along with your 'large thumbnails' theory). --Knil 20:12, 27 August 2007 (EDT)

Odd. I guess I'll have a look deeper into it in the next day or so. For now, must get back to schoolwork. --Jase 20:57, 27 August 2007 (EDT)
If you haven't noticed yet, I did a temporary fix. I'm going to call the server guys about why Imagemagick wasn't working properly. For now, please deal with GD - I know it does some things with PNG's that aren't satisfactory, but until I have the chance to call tech support you're stuck with it. --Jase 14:13, 1 September 2007 (EDT)

The Link page is not appearing. --Knil 20:54, 3 September 2007 (EDT)

Hey, I new to this web page and I have a question. Is there a place here to just you know chat? Also, does anyone have The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hour Glass? One more thing, Has anyone got to the ghost ship in phantom hour glass? Like accualy in it? Cause i'm stuck on a part where there are five switches at B3? I've finished Twilight Princess. It was fun. I have a tip to beat the last boss. Contact me if you need it. I could use some help in phantom hour glass to.--Cao217 14:23, 27 October 2007 (EDT)

Cartoons

I see no articles here that talk about "The Legend of Zelda" cartoons. Is this wiki not going to have info on the cartoons? Paper Jorge

The Legend of Zelda (TV Series)
--Green 23:12, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
Also Manga and Princess Zelda#Other Appearances. --Adam 06:33, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Skin Design

How did you change it from the default wikia skin? --Knil 02:32, 9 November 2007 (EST)

Featured Picture/Article

I think there should be a navigation box or whatever you call them to inform people that a picture/article is currently or has been nominated to be featured. Similar to what Wikipedia does. Here is a picture on what I mean: [1] I think this should mostly be for pictures but still--Green 21:19, 12 November 2007 (EST)

Advertising words

On your notes on the main page i noticed that you said you don't use advertising things but on this page http://zeldawiki.org/Talk:Stallord and move your mouse over the green writing you are attacked by lts of advertising boards and websites --User:Zanramon

Explanation.


links

On the wanted page would't it be better if the pages didn't link to the wanted page as this makes it look there are more links than there is

Are you talking about Wanted Pages? If you read the text I wrote at the top, that explains the idea of the page. --Adam 16:36, 15 December 2007 (EST)

nomanated pic

has anyone else noticed the nomanated picture should have been changed long ago--Zanramon 09:02, 12 December 2007 (EST) also can other people go on your user page and delete your images cause thats what happend to me in the football teams i like section can someone please introduce a block on editing other peoples user pages exept on the disscution page and only in extreme sircemstances should sysops be allowed to control the website and delet peoples stuff--Zanramon

  1. Yes, the current featured pic has been up for a long while, but that's because no other picture has 10 votes yet. So go and vote!
  2. I deleted the images. Photos of footballers are not appropriate content for a non-sports computer game wiki. This is not facebook; you can't just upload any old images you want, or that you think are "cool" (or "mint"). Fanart is not acceptable (at least not in articles). Non game-related images are widely unacceptable; with the exception being 1-2 images to personalise your user page. Just keep it on-topic and you won't find things being deleted or reverted. And if you're not sure, please ask first. --Adam 16:36, 15 December 2007 (EST)

Trouble Center

I was wondering if I could create a Trouble Center like the one Super Mario Wiki has. Can a normal user create pages like that or does a Bureaucrat or a sysop have to do it. --Link hero of light 11:36, 15 December 2007 (EST)

Hmmm, seems kind of useful, but fairly complex and difficult to administrate. Historically, these kind of projects have been undertaken independently (by myself and others) and completed without any overseeing or collaboration. If you wanted to create an example of how it could work, you can do it yourself by creating a new page called Zelda Wiki.org:Trouble Center (although it would probably need a new name, as that name seems to have been taken from a place in the Mario games). --Adam 16:44, 15 December 2007 (EST)

could someone sort out the plaes in twilight princess catagory as it has nothing in it--Zanramon 14:12, 16 December 2007 (EST)

Just copy and paste this EXACT text at the bottom of any article which should appear in that category: [[Category:Places in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess]]
what do you use to put vidios on you tube--Sutty07
YouTube Help Center: Uploading Videos to YouTube --Adam 13:25, 19 December 2007 (EST)

sorry i ment to put them on the wiki but i dunn it now--Zanramon 13:34, 19 December 2007 (EST)

Next Legend of Zelda Game for the Wii

Has anyone seen the picture from http://www.zelda2008.com/ yet? I just recently discovered it, and it's been going around this is possibly from the new game planned for the Wii. It's titled "Where All Roads Meet," and its shiny tiled floors and the reflection in them makes the doorway look remarkably like the Door of Time to me. Does anyone else think that's what it could be? Or does anyone else have any ideas as to what it could mean for the new game? Link87 13:51, 21 December 2007 (EST)

To be honest, when I first saw that site about a month ago, I thought it was fake. I still do, though I have to say it's odd that the image has changed in the meantime (it used to be Link's face and something else at first). It's too soon for a new zelda, especially a 3D one. At the end of 2008, I'm not expecting more than a few screenshots and trailers which eventually will be nothing like the game. Also, I find it odd there's no japanese equilavent to that site to be found on the internet. Odd, as each zelda game first gets a japanese site up and then later an english one. IfIHaveTo 14:06, 21 December 2007 (EST)

Has it been said when they first began working on the new Zelda for the Wii? I know it's been in planning, but I haven't heard what they've started on as of yet or when. If they had been preparing a few things ahead of time, it could be a teaser nonetheless. Although you have a good point about the Japanese site. I do remember Miyamoto saying that this next Zelda would be drastically different from any Zelda experience we have experienced yet to date. However, if this picture does have a connection to the new game, it could indicate that it might take place around the time of Ocarina of Time since the Door of Time is still intact and apparently the Temple of Time that contains it, unless it was rebuilt following the Twilight Invasion of course. As to the absence of a companion Japanese site though, I cannot be sure, but has anyone ever found one to your knowledge? It could very well be a fake (as we see many all the time), however this rendition of the Door of Time seems unique, and as you said before, the image was different mere weeks ago. Like you, I wasn't expecting another Zelda in 2008, more like 2009/2010. I mean it'd be awesome if it did, but I tend to doubt it seeing as Miyamoto has a habit of severely critiquing the games up to the very last minute, even ordering them to be completely redone if it doesn't meet his standards. I'd say the only way these images could be real is if they had been working on the game in the background for some time, perhaps even in the final stages of Twilight Princess's production. Have you heard any news about where they are with the new game or how long they've actually been working on it? Link87 02:29, 23 December 2007 (EST)

For as far as I know, there is no japanese equilavent. As for news on when the game is released: There is none. That's a big issue as well. Nintendo tends to keep their projects secret until they really have to start (based on original release date)getting people interested. They are one of the few companies that knows how easily original ideas are stolen and put in another game just before they can release theirs. Also, they release info in a place where it can be seen (pretty pointless otherwise). Has an official Nintendo site referred to that site in a link? I don't think so. It's just too early for another 3D Zelda that has to make full use of the Wii controller (and they better make Link a lefty again). But regardless of whether it is fake or not, I tend to think, does it matter? Before TP was released, many where like "OMG, this is after OOT so Link is gonna die and the whole world will be flooded at the end". With all info released prior to PH, people were like "OMG, the Gerudo (Jolene) return" and something odd about Bellum being a creature created or awakened by Ganondorf. Those rumors have no value. What is wrong with just waiting for the game and seeing what it is all about when playing it, instead of trying to figure it out before it is released. Nintendo would get a star from me if the next 3D Zelda game would not be about the main story (like MM, OOx and TMC), but I'm near confident it will be about the goddesses, the triforce, hyrule and all elements of the main story again (so, the DoT is not unlikely to appear). IfIHaveTo 05:30, 23 December 2007 (EST)