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Uhm..

We wonder if you died.. :'( User:Axiomist/sig 03:29, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, dude. We haven't seen you for weeks. :/ User:Mandi/sig 04:48, January 2, 2010 (UTC)
Pah, sorry to disappoint, but the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated ;) Although I suppose a 10 day absence might as well be forever in our crazy world of wiki ;p
P.S. Happy 2010 to all who read this! User:Adam/sig 08:54, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
He lives! Glad to have you back, man. Alter  {T C B H } 09:01, January 2, 2010 (UTC)
Quite the opposite of disappointment! We worried about you dude. User:Axiomist/sig 09:03, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes, quite worried >:( But, glad you haven't...y'know...kicked the bucket.User:Mandi/sig 22:18, January 2, 2010 (UTC)

Newbie Question

Is it okay to ask for game pointers or would that be off-topic? ZoraKnight 15:12, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

WiKirby

Seeing how Axi is away for awhile, I'll have to direct this to you. It seems that Austin's encountering the same problem that Brent had with WiKirby: It refuses to allow him connect. I believe it's the same thing where it can't process his request as before, so I would suggest raising another support ticket with bluehost about it. Talk to Austin for more specific details about the problem, though. Hopefully, this won't become a recurring thing :/Justin(Talk) 20:04, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Question about Monaco.css

Hey, I was wondering if you'd be able to tell me how to edit the Monaco.css so that when someone edits a page, it makes a <s> like how it's done here. Is this something I'd be able to do or is that something Wikia is in control of? Jo the Marten(Shriek) ಠ_ಠ 16:14, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Um, I'm not quite sure I understand what you're asking about; did you mean the "Currently editing" bar that shows up when you edit a page? User:Adam/sig 08:20, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
No, like here and how the deleted words are crossed out. Jo the Marten(Shriek) ಠ_ಠ 01:17, 6 April 2010 (UTC)
Ah, now I see what you mean. That's done using a file called diff.css (ZW's copy is found here). It's not editable via the wiki's interface (and of course viewing the file in a browser is read-only), so to customise ours I had to manually edit the file on our server. I'm guessing that only Wikia staff will have that level of access, and I'm not sure what their policy on interface customisation is, so you might have a hard time getting them to change it. I guess that's just one of the many benefits that comes with independance... User:Adam/sig 12:37, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Aye. :/ This is rather unfortunate. I had a member come up to me saying he was color blind and couldn't see the edits. Guess I'll have to bring it up with Wikia then. Thanks for your help! Jo the Marten(Shriek) ಠ_ಠ 22:07, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Talk Page

In my experience, talk pages belong to the users, not the administrators. In past, they have been allowed to remove garbage they don't want on their pages, just as Mandi has in the past as well. She edits and locks her page simply so she doesn't have to converse with certain people, and I'm sure there's been others. My talk page is my talk page, and I have every right to de-garbage it if I wish. And by the way, your "final warning" means nothing to me until you issue the same ruling to Nerushi. You all wanted to block me alongside that clown AuronKaizer before simply for defending all of you from him (which I was stabbed in the back for), yet you just want to slap Nerushi on the wrist and show bias toward me. So until your rulings become impartial and equivalent, your "final warning" isn't worth the energy you took to type it to me. Link87 20:14, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Nice one by the way, you lock MY page when I didn't even remove your pointless comments. Tut Tut. I demand that it be unlocked now however, thank you very much. If not, I shall be writing to Jason about this overstepping of bounds and abuse of power. Link87 20:17, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Forgot to say "thanks"

I saw the addition of the skipcaptcha to the patrol and autopatrol groups. I much appreciate that, because it was getting really annoying :PUser:Justin/sig 19:32, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Editing my user page

I know that I had used userbox templates that didn't exist. I was planning on creating them sometime when I'm feeling a little less lazy, lol. I just wanted to put them there so I would remember to make them, and I'd only have to click on the links to start editing them. You didn't have to delete them from my page. Tyeforce 08:51, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi there. It wasn't done with malicious intent, just part of an ongoing process of cleaning up links to stuff that doesn't exist. You see, this list was once over 1000 pages long, and once it gets to zero, we're done and the wiki is finished and we can all go home and drink beer XD
Remember kids; every time you create a red link, a fairy dies :,( User:Adam/sig 18:40, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that, sorry. Well, I'll make them exist so there's no problem then, lol. Tyeforce 02:46, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I hope you're online. O_O

Our Vandal is back. I don't suppose you're online to block him or something...? =\ Embyr 75  --Talk-- 19:43, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Just a request

Pleeeease, Can you delete my account? I wanted to improve some minor things, but now I don't like that everyone can put anything they want. And try to end the games you start.--Taligo 11:24, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure what you're asking here, or what you mean by "putting anything they want" or "ending games"? Maybe you should take a look at this which details the options about deactivating accounts; but remember, the easiest way is to simply not log into your account any more! User:Adam/sig 11:11, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the C-nintendo Template

You discontinued the use of Template: C-nintendo last August, but did not recommend its removal from the image pages. Is there is a technical reason for this or were you planning on doing something with it? Regardless, I plan on fixing the summaries and descriptions of many images and this little template pops up often. Can I omit it? — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  03:40, 26 August 2010 (EDT)

I was never aware of any future reasons he might have for it. To me it seems like he only said that so he could eventually figure out how to get his bot to remove all of them.User:Matt/sig 17:22, August 26, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much that. To quote myself:
Quote1.png It is still present on a number of images, but will display nothing. While it may be removed from images, doing so is not recommended unless there is another actual need to edit the image in question. Quote2.png
— Adam; 08:33, 22 August 2009
What I meant by that was that it can and should be removed, but because it has no visible effect, doing so is not a valuable or productive thing to do in itself. Although if you happen to be editing an image page for another reason and see one, feel free to remove it. However, when I check here, it seems that it's now transcluded onto only three images. So I'll clean up the remaining usage and delete it ;) User:Adam/sig 13:31, 26 August 2010 (EDT)
No, it's not translcluded in many pages, but it appears very often in older comments, which is what I'm going to try to work with soon. Thank you for clearing things up. ^_^ — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  14:01, 26 August 2010 (EDT)

Another thing we need to do

Hey, Adam. I found out why the throttle for the edit filter was failing, and it requires us to install memcached. We keep missing each other, so I figured I'd just leave a talk page message. Also, I tried to install it on Lylat Wiki but it caused all sorts of problems. I submitted a ticket and they replied with "Sorry, but you can't install memcached on shared hosting." I had someone ask Jason for me, and it turns out that ZW is not on shared hosting, thankfully. So if you want to try to get to it without me, feel free. I can't really be of much help, anyway, since I can't install it. But yeah, install that and the filter should be good to go. You'll also have to run it from the command line. This can be of service, I think. Well, good luck!User:Justin/sig 12:24, 6 September 2010 (EDT)

Oh, one thing I found out is that there's no security for memcached. I'd say to follow their precautions and make the ports it uses not publicly available, and to make sure that the server is firewalled. I'd love to get the throttle going, but not if it puts the site at risk, y'know?User:Justin/sig 14:14, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
Hmmm, well I tried running a small (64MB) instance of memcached on an unused firewalled port. I could see it being used by the wiki, but it caused session errors with login and editing ("Login error. There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has been canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Go back to the previous page, reload that page and then try again.", "Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still does not work, try logging out and logging back in."). I'll have to try again later, tweaking some settings (perhaps it's due to setting $wgSessionsInMemcached). Also, where did you come across the suggestion that memcached was required for this to work? User:Adam/sig 17:12, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
It was in the Mediawiki IRC room (#mediawiki). I asked if throttle was SUPPOSED to be broken, and the reply was that you needed memcached to have it work. Those guys know their stuff, and I've gotten some good help from them before. It's actually a really great way to get help, so if you have an IRC client, add #mediawiki to your list of channels. The host is irc.freenode.net. Anyways, I'll ask about that problem and see if I can get answers.User:Justin/sig 21:03, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
By the way, try setting $wgSessionsInMemcached to false. That may help. It says it's optional, anyway.User:Justin/sig 21:51, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
OK, I've set $wgSessionsInMemcached to false, and it seemed OK (but quite slow). I'll tinker about with memory allocation and see how it goes. User:Adam/sig 07:24, 7 September 2010 (EDT)

Sounds good. Let me know if you get it working.User:Justin/sig 09:06, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
By the way, I just tested it out on my WAMP wiki and it worked. So yeah, this is definitely a requirement for the filter throttle.User:Justin/sig 13:30, 7 September 2010 (EDT)

OK, I allocated 256 MB to memcached and it seems to be running fine for now; don't want to go much higher than that, or it might eat up all the free physical memory and start using the swapfile, which would probably make things run much slower. Time to wait and see if the filter kicks in (and keep an eye out for any performance issues). User:Adam/sig 13:45, 7 September 2010 (EDT)
Mmkay. Do you want to do some testing on the throttle, though? I encountered an error in the source of mine (nothing major, just an "undefined variable" error that was annoying.) Might be a good idea to test it out and then fix it if necessary (since all the fix takes is just muting errors on that variable with @.)User:Justin/sig 13:49, 7 September 2010 (EDT)

Becoming an Affiliate

Hi

I was wondering if Zelda Wiki would like to sponsor my up coming lp on Ocarina of Time. This will be an 100% lp so please consider this.

You can find my youtube here: [www.youtube.com/TheGameAlchemist]

Thx TGA (TheGameAlchemist)

Hi there. We discussed your request amongst the staff, but unfortunately it was decided that this isn't something we'd be able to promote; sorry to disappoint. I wish you all the best with it. User:Adam/sig 01:25, 3 November 2010 (EDT)

Animal Crossing Wiki question

Hello. I am one of the people in charge of the Animal Crossing Wiki that you contacted about joining the NIWA. I just had one question for you. If we move, is it possible to have a different domain name than animalcrossingwiki.me? I would prefer animalcrossingwiki.org and I even checked. I do not believe it is in use. Thanks, SuperAlpaca.

Well, you guys would need to discuss that with Jake, since he's your webmaster and owner of the current domain name. But yes, assuming that you all agree to change the domain name and someone is willing to purchase the new one, it's a relatively simple thing to change. User:Adam/sig 17:44, 31 October 2010 (EDT)

Improving the File List

I previously suggested adding a column of thumbnails to Special:ListFiles to make it easier to browse and find files. I'm pretty sure Justin said he'd work on it, but I eventually made some suitable code. I showed it to Justin and he redirected me here. My modifications are as follows:
Edit SpecialListfiles.php and add:

'img_width' => wfMsg( 'listfiles_name' ),

before:

'img_user_text' => wfMsg( 'listfiles_user' ),

On the same page, add:

case 'img_width':
	$name = $this->mCurrentRow->img_name;
	$img = wfFindFile( $name );
	$thumb = $img->transform( array( 'width' => 120, 'height' => 120 ) );
	return "<center>" . $thumb->toHtml( array( 'desc-link' => true ) ) . "</center>";

before:

case 'img_user_text':

There are two known issues, namely:

  • The column is called "Name". I couldn't create a wfMsg for files. (There may be one I am unaware of, but I'm not an extension writer XD)
  • The images are in the "img_width" column for a reason similar to the one above. This may cause a minor problem if we ever want to display a file widths.

I have tested it on MediaWiki 1.16.0 on my localhost server and had Justin look over it. Feel free to perform further testing if you feel it is necessary, and don't forget to backup files before replacing them. Thank you for taking the time to read this — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  23:15, 1 December 2010 (EST)

That looks like a really useful idea; good work! However I feel there might be a better way to implement it. After all, if I just edit SpecialListfiles.php, next time we update to the new version of MediaWiki it'll just get set back to default. Also, people may still want the old version of the file list (as it'll load much faster without images on it). With that in mind, I think we should aim to package this as an extension which adds a new special page (i.e. just the existing Special:ListFiles with your modifications included). I'll look into the best way to do that (either via Justin, or following this) User:Adam/sig 01:43, 2 December 2010 (EST)
I'll put it together for you. Shouldn't be too hard. And yeah, good job, Minion. I did say I'd work on it, but I got submerged with other stuff and forgot all about it :PUser:Justin/sig 02:08, 2 December 2010 (EST)
Hmmm, I didn't think about that first one. This is going to make adding a "Source" field and/or "Game" dropdown menu for the upload page more difficult. And it's easy to forget about people with slow connections when you're running the server on your own computer. :P But yeah, a Special Page extension sounds like a great idea. — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  03:47, 2 December 2010 (EST)

Alright! Two extensions, ready for use! The File List is now on its own page, but is still a little screwy with the title. Other than that, it's fully functional. The Upload extension overrides the default upload page, but there's a checkbox that let's you use the old page. I have a few notes about it inside the file. I really can't explain it properly, but if you test it, I'm sure you'd like it. — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  06:24, 20 January 2011 (EST)

Wow, excellent work! I installed them both and all seems good. Shame about the missing title on Special:ListFilesWithImages; I had a bit of a poke about, but couldn't figure out how to make it appear either. Also, you'd forgotten to put any extension credits on it, so I added those ;) (I assumed Justin helped out at some point, let me know if that's not the case). Anyway, thanks again, now I'm off to announce the new features on the Main Page :) User:Adam/sig 15:25, 20 January 2011 (EST)

Item navigation template

I already talked about this to Hylian King, who suggested me to contact Minion, but because he's offline for now, I though you could then lend me a hand here. You see, I'm interested on creating navigation templates regarding the items in the games, but I would like them to be customized according to each game (for example, the template about the TWW items would mimic the game's item subscreen. You could easily go to a item article by clicking on said item in the menu; another example would be a TP template looking like that circular menu with the items shown). Though I could simply create traditional navigation templates for each game, they would look redundant since most of the items in the series are recurring. Could you then make these customized templates, in case you know how? Thanks in advance! =) --User:K2L/sig 17:15, 22 December 2010 (EST)

I think the easiest and most practical way to do this would be to base it on an image with an imagemap overlaid. That should work better than trying to reconstruct the layout in wikicode, and will appear as an exact duplicate of the game's menu. As you can see from these, it's possible to make any area(s) of an image clickable and link to whichever pages are needed. If you can find a screenshot of an in-game inventory to use as one of the base images (highest resolution possible), I can ask one of our experts on image-mapping to work on it. User:Adam/sig 17:29, 22 December 2010 (EST)
Mmmm, I was looking for item subscreen images in the Inventory article, but only the ST menu image is shown. In fact, seems like the problem is bigger than imagined, since almost each game has both a subscreen for the tools and weapons, and one for the Quest items. I'll have to go to the Image Requests page and see if someone can upload the proper images. =P --User:K2L/sig 17:42, 22 December 2010 (EST)

Dear Adam

Me + your revisions to vector's diff pages = love

It's so easy to see the changes, now! It's gonna make patrolling much easier, and for this I thank you! Now get on Skype more! :PUser:Justin/sig 14:36, 19 May 2011 (EDT)

Thank you, Adam! You have made our lives easier. :D Dany36 14:40, 19 May 2011 (EDT)

Hi

Hi Adam,

I'm from Zeldapendium.de. I've seen this on your User page:

Warning.png Note to self; try to make something like this.

Unfortunately, I must tell you that this template was deleted. Therefore I ask you to install a new link ([[1]]).

Greetings, --Lux 13:41, 4 July 2011 (EDT)


Wow, I really need to update my to-do list! Thanks for the reminder, we actually already replicated that template here; it's a shame you guys decided not to use those any more, I think they're really user-friendly! User:Adam/sig 12:51, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

Reaper?

This is a pretty ooold page now, and it doesn't seem to have changed much since you created it, but we were having a discussion on the Talk page of Reaper to try to determine whether the name is official or fan-made. Since you made the page, albeit ages ago now, I was wondering if you could remember where you heard the name? I haven't been able to find it anywhere, personally. Thanks if you can help! Fizzle 07:21, 30 September 2011 (EDT)

Skype

Hey Adam, could you send me a PM or log on to Skype one day. I have something to talk to you about. Tacopill 16:38, 25 October 2011 (EDT).

HELLO, MAH BOI

Long time no see, my British friend. I don't believe we've spoken since I returned triumphantly a few weeks ago. How's life?User:Justin/sig 06:34, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi, good to see you back! It has been a long time hasn't it? I've been shamefully inactive as well, though from what I can tell we were down to just one or two active admins at one point; even SW died, it's been almost 6 months since anyone last posted! I actually rebuilt my Wii just to play SS (can't believe that was a year ago already!) but this year's been really busy (all the usual excuses, work, family etc). Anyway, glad to see you back, and I hope you stick around :) User:Adam/sig 06:54, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
Hehe. Figured SW was dead, given the somewhat... "broken" feel of the community. No skin off my nose anyway! Why did you have to rebuild your Wii to play SS, though? I don't understand that.
As far as activity, I know it's hard to be active when you're older and have responsibilities. I'm trying to balance a lot, but I ended up getting sucked right back into editing here after a short time, haha. I do plan on sticking around, though. Missed this place too much. (And plus, now there's LESS DRAMA, which is what I always wanted here in the first place!) Hope to be seeing you around the wiki (and who knows, maybe Skype?)!User:Justin/sig 15:44, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm new, but who is SW?Ankazar 03:48, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

SW isn't actually a "who" at all, it's a (now closed) forum. Nothing to worry yourself about! User:Adam/sig 19:40, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Where did you...

I have been looking for some of the Zelda games that you have, but for some crazy reason, I can't find them. So, here comes my question: Where did you get your games?Ankazar 03:45, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm guessing you're talking about the older games? All of the games since Wind Waker were either released on or are playable on current consoles (GameCube games on Wii, GBA on DS or DS Lite). For the earlier games, you want to look for a copy of the Collector's Edition, since that includes many of them. For Master Quest, you'll find it in OoT 3D, ALttP is on Wii Virtual Console, and you can get LADX in the e-Shop on the 3DS. Think that covers everything I have, though if you wanted them in their original formats like some of mine are then you'll need to shell out on eBay for some classic consoles ;) User:Adam/sig 19:40, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

I see you there

So Adam. What's the deal? You're so inactive ._.
You should get on Skype at some point. I got stuff I want to discuss with you (like our skin and CSS and stuff like that). I'm trying to set us up for an update but I'm just not having a lot of luck so I wanted to get with you because I figure you must've had something to do with the Vector skinning.User:Justin/sig 19:53, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Hey, sorry I'm so inactive these days! It's not that I lost interest in ZW, just that I've got so much other stuff going on that this place kinda got pushed further and further down the list! I barely spend any time managing the wiki I pay to host (WiKirby)... guilt setting in :/ Also I've got really into SWTOR lately, so that's eaten up even more of my time! On top of that, I'm just this weekend about to leave for a 2 week holiday in Orlando, FL so I'll have to catch up with you at some point when I get back... </excuses> User:Adam/sig 20:19, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Hehe. Well maybe I'll run into you if I happen to be in Orlando for some reason (I won't, but hey, you're going to be in my state :P). You should consider visiting Tampa Bay at some point. It's a nice area and it's like the major port in Florida. Oh, and a word of warning: it's been flip-flopping between cold and hot here, so prepare yourself for some funky weather.User:Justin/sig 20:28, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, can't be as cold as here in Blighty; it's been as low as 30F here this week. Yesterday and today we had snow! User:Adam/sig 20:41, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Nope, nothing that low. Close, but not quite. Of course, it never snows here. Ever.User:Justin/sig 20:42, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
The mighty Adam is a lowly Brit like me? Glad I'm not alone! Nice to finally say hello, and yes, damn it's cold here. User:Fizzle/sig 21:34, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

WiKirby

Hey. What's going on with WiKirby? Is it... you know... caput? The RSS feed has been out of commission for awhile, now, and I was wondering if WiKirby is coming back. Either way, I'm still looking into setting up the RSS on ZW itself, which, in hindsight, is probably what we should've done in the first place.

But anyways... Nice to see you around. If you can, please hop on Skype. I need to talk to you about some issues keeping us from upgrading.User:Justin/sig 11:00, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikirby

Adam (of Zelda Wiki), it is requested that you give server access and hosting to Vellidragon (of Wikirby) or someone else who can take care of the wiki. You haven't been in touch in Wikirby for a particularly long time (and ZeldaWiki as well recently) since Axiomist has been deceased. Due to this, Wikirby is currently suffering it's downtimes, with no one helping to alleviate it. Vellidragon is the only staff member who is looking over Wikirby, and yet doesn't have server access. I've been talking with her over Skype and I'm disappointed that you didn't assist the wiki and Vellidragon in the worst of times. Even with various members attempting to contact you over this, nothing happened besides a lack of response from you. I'm also appalled that you didn't give server access and hosting to Vellidragon or Tacopill after promising to do so during chat in the past. Hearing that you weren't accessible around one or two years, as a consequence, this puts under an extreme burden of the lack of assistance that no other wiki should have under any circumstances. Please log in your Skype account and discuss about this in the staff chat. --RAP 02:04, 28 June 2013 (UTC)