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User talk:Deku Tree Sprout

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Your Sig

Hello, and welcome to Zelda Wiki! Always nice to see new contributors. There's just one thing I need to ask of you, and that's for you to check out our policy on custom signatures. As is, your signature places a lot of coding in talk pages, and it makes the edit view look very messy. I'd like for you to please follow our guidelines for custom sigs which are outlined in the page that I linked.

Hope you stick around! Lord knows we need more editors >.>User:Justin/sig 11:05, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! But I thought since my sig is a template the only thing which shows up is the user sig thing {{}} and the time. DEKU

TREE SPROUT 16:32, 10 June 2013 (UTC)? I worked so hard on that...

I checked my Preferences and my settings were the same as option 1. What could be going wrong? DEKU

TREE SPROUT 19:21, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

For the signature to be transcluded as a template, you have to use method 2. This isn't mentioned on the signatures page (although it should be; I'll be sure to get around to it when I have the chance), but for big signatures like yours we'd really prefer users use method two.
All you have to do is create a second page called User:Deku Tree Sprout/sig2 and type this in it:
{{:Deku Tree Sprout/sig}}
Then in your preferences you would type the following in the signature box:
{{subst:Deku Tree Sprout/sig2}}
That's all there is to it! :)
One more thing: images, even small ones, are against our signature rules. I'm afraid we have to ask you to remove it. — Hylian King [*] 20:43, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
EDIT:Oops, my mistake. You need to type "User" before your name. So it would be {{:User:Deku Tree Sprout/sig}} and {{subst:User:Deku Tree Sprout/sig2}}. My bad! — Hylian King [*] 10:27, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Replied

Hey there! I replied to your message on my talk page, sorry for the delay. We usually keep conversations on one talk page, so be sure to check the original page for replies to your comments. You may already know all this... O_o But just in case! :) Embyr 75  --Talk-- 22:27, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Nah, you're right I didn't know that. I should have watch listed your page beforehand though! DEKU TREE SPROUT 02:43, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Rail Maps and Your Signature

To answer your question: The old versions may be bigger, but that doesn't mean they're better quality. If you look closely, they're blurry and a little distorted. The screenshots I took were with the exact DS resolution (256 x 192 pixels). It's unfortunate that they're so small, but any bigger and it wouldn't be the same quality.

Good job with the transparency on those things, by the way! Link's arm doesn't need to be kept, though, since it's not actually part of the rail map. I went ahead and removed it. But well done all the same!

Also, I went ahead and fixed your signature. The problem was you had written the code out several lines (each time you hit "Enter", you create a new line). That breaks the code, so putting it all onto a single line fixed the problem.

I also removed the image from your signature, I hope you don't mind. Either way it had to go, seeing as it's against the rules. Sorry about that! — Hylian King [*] 17:50, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Right. I thought the reason you used the second version was because it had Link in it... so I um... kept his arm. Sounds pretty dumb now. Thanks! I found the only thing that worked for it was pixel-by-pixel (that or I suck at path rendering, is it supposed to just be fancy cropping? Because that's a let down) which was fairly easy considering how few pixels it had, However, the Fire Glyph is more of a challenge, I haven't really been able to tell where the map ends especially in the lower left corner. As per the image, why is it in the policy? I understand things like huge fonts or flashing borders but images is a bit weird, most wikis I'm on allow them, even allow gifs. Can we um... change it somehow? Wishful thinking? DEKU TREE SPROUT 00:23, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
That rule has existed since before I joined the wiki, but I can assume it was made to keep talk pages neat. If everyone had little images in their signatures, talk pages would be littered with them. Depending on the images used, I imagine that may significantly increase loading times for talk pages as well. And animated GIFs are probably the most distracting thing there is. :P
So there's a few reasons. I'll bring it up with the other staff nonetheless. If there are any changes I'll let you know. No promises, though! — Hylian King [*] 00:45, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
WOHOO! I agree about animated gifs, but those things are AWESOME. I figured it was one of those "it was a rule before me" type thing (you don't seem the strict type), but now you're the most active admin with Justin so I think you two should get prime authority. \{°-°}/ DEKU TREE SPROUT 00:50, 13 June 2013 (UTC) Also, as per regulations, Iv'e seen a general no signature bigger than this box rule as well as only two images per signature.

Linking

Hey there, Deku Sprout. I noticed in some of your recent edits you've been linking to games like this:

[[Ocarina of Time]]

This actually links to a disambiguation page and not the OoT article. For that reason, we ask that you use the full link and also italicize the game titles, as outlined in the policy on the matter. So when linking to OoT, it should look like this:

{{OoT}}

We know that's a pain to type, so we have these handy little shortcut templates for each game that you can use instead. For example, {{OoT}} generates the full correct link Ocarina of Time. Nice and simple! Keep in mind, though, that pages should only be linked to once or twice per article, so if you see a link such as Ocarina of Time further up in the article, just type Ocarina of Time, without the link.

Another thing: When writing out plural links, just leave the "s" outside the link. The wiki software will absorb it as if it were in the link. No need to pipe link. For example, [[Rupoor]]s generates Rupoors. Try to avoid linking to it like this: [[Rupoors]]. "Rupoors" is a redirect; linking to redirects should generally be avoided (see policy here).

That's all! Other than these technicalities, you're doing just fine. Keep it up! — Hylian King [*] 20:45, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll remember that. I just assumed it was linking to the game.

Good time for page requests—do we have a page comparing OoT to OoT 3D, with back-to-back sprites and such? That and, how about a page on sound effects/music? It would have all the oog files from each game, comparing the "game over" sounds and whattnot. Also, do we have pages with all the dialogue from games? I would be up for making it. DEKU TREE SPROUT 22:30, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

I don't really think pages for dialogue would really be necessary seeing as there's already text dumps of every Zelda game on the web, namely at Zelda Legends. What you're suggesting would make for some awfully big wiki pages and that might cause problems. That said, text dumps are an incredibly valuable resource for Zelda Wiki editors; I've often thought it would be nice for us to have our own. (I made one for ST, but I don't have the hacking knowledge nor the time to do most of the other games.)
When it's a full-blown remake, I think it's a given that the graphics and sounds are going to be different. It's definitely important that we mention they're different, but comparing every graphic and sound effect would be going a bit overboard, in my opinion.
That's just me, though. Just because I'm an admin doesn't mean whatever I say goes. If you feel strongly about either of these ideas, then go ahead and make a proposal at Zelda Wiki:Hyrule Castle and see what others think. — Hylian King [*] 22:47, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Personally I think the more thorough, the better. Maybe I have high standards though because I compare everything to the Hrwiki, another wiki I use–they exhaust every detail whatsoever. Homestarrunner is awesome. Just because it's on other places in the web doesn't mean we shouldn't have it, in fact, it makes it better to in my opinion because it's already out there. I kind of have a vision of imbibing the knowledge of other sites so it can be an end-all repository of zelda wisdom. DEKU TREE SPROUT 23:26, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough, but like I said, it's not me you have to convince. It's the active userbase you have to convince, at Hyrule Castle. — Hylian King [*] 23:32, 14 June 2013 (UTC)