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Re: SMW Page

No prob!! It was something relatively easy to do, I just went through the Main Page talk archives :) --Tucayo 17:52, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Category redirect

Hi, I have a question. There is a category: It's [[Category:Hidden Skills]] (I wrote it un-wikified because, otherwise, it puts this talk page in there). Only two articles are part of it. It used to have more articles until a merge of all the TP Hidded Skills took place, and now it's useless. I'm interested on redirecting it to the Abilities category; but I'm concerned about the two articles that are still listed there because, if I redirect the page, the articles will have a category that is just a redirect to another. I'm afraid of screwing something in the process. What should I do first? --K2L 00:53, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Well...since the hidden skills have been merged, it's really not necessary. So I think it'd be better to just delete it. Also, to link to categories or files without displaying the image or categorizing a page, type [[:Category:Name]] or [[:File:Name]] (place a colon in front of the namespace.) I'll ask some people and see what comes out of it.Justin(Talk) 01:21, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. One more thing: The now-moribund category is a sub-category for the Sidequests category. Knowing that finding most of the Hidden Skills is optional, is it OK to add the Hidden Skills article into that category (sidequests)? --K2L 01:35, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Never mind, I'm goind to do it myself. --K2L 02:18, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

You have a message on User talk:Tepples

about using the game to hack the Wii vs. using other tools to hack the game --Tepples 20:55, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Archive

Now that waters are flowing normally among us, I have a question: How can I record the sections of my talk page into an archive? I'm interested on having new space in there. --K2L 22:49, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Okay, to archive, simple copy all the text from your talk page and place it in a page titled something like User:K2L/archive. Next, remove the content from your talk page. You're done :P If you need more help, check out Help:Archiving or ask away!Justin(Talk) 23:07, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, man! --K2L 00:25, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Welcome! =DJustin(Talk) 14:39, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Re:Removing content

The paragraph was duplicated.KrytenKoro 15:28, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay. Sorry about that! That's what I get for patrolling at 4 in the morning :P
Oh, but could you try to keep conversations on one page? I can see when you respond on your own page because I have it on my watchlist. It's just nice to keep whole conversations in one place for archiving sakes is all.Justin(Talk) 15:55, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Background color

I was checking your userbox (just for curiosity, mind you =P), and a section caught my attention. You wrote a small text that had behind a black background. I'm interested to put the text of my userpage in a brown background. Can you teach me do that, please? --K2L 06:28, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure what you mean...Could you elaborate a bit? And what text are you referring to on my page? There's a lot of stuff >.>Justin(Talk) 06:41, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
I mean this. You wrote a small sentence in a black background. I want to do that with the text of my userpage, but using brown. --K2L 06:46, 3 July 2010 (UTC) (P.S.: Below that section is also a cyan-colored infobox. Seriously, I want to have one of these as well O_o)
Ohh, my SANDBOX! I see. Okay, to put it in a brown background, you have two options: use a div or a span. If you want to use a div, type this: <div style="background-color:brown;">Text</div>
For a span, type <span style="background-color:brown;">Text</span>. Now, for the infobox, I made a standard one but customized the color and stuck my personal image in it. Let me whip up the coding for ya...
{| class="toccolours" cellpadding="4" style="border:1px solid red;float:right;border-collapse:collapse;margin:0 0 1em 1em;width:22em;font-size:95%;text-align:left"
! colspan="2" style="text-align:center;background-color:blue;font-size:110%;border:1px solid red" | (Your title here)
{{!-}}
! colspan="2" style="text-align:center;" bgcolor="skyblue" {{!}} (Your file here) <br><span style="color:red">(Your caption here)</span>
|-
{{!-}}
! style="color:red;border:1px solid red;" bgcolor="skyblue" | Perma-text
| style="color:red;border:1px solid red;" bgcolor="teal" | (Input text)
|-
{{!-}}
! style="border:1px solid red;color:red;" bgcolor="skyblue" | Perma-text
! style="border:1px solid red;color:red;" bgcolor="teal" | (Input text)
|-
|}
Hope this helps :)Justin(Talk) 15:40, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't notice I used the wrong word (userbox sandbox). Embarrasing >_<. Thanks for the help, pal! =D --K2L 16:56, 3 July 2010 (UTC) (P.S.: I had to use black color instead for the background, since I noticed "brown" was ..... everything except brown (it was more like crimson)).
No prob, dude :)Justin(Talk) 18:25, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Question

How do I view my password? Thx in advance. <><FISH!!! Zelda nexgen

You can have it emailed to yourself via your preferences. You cannot view it from the wiki due to security reasons.Justin(Talk) 01:37, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! Muchos Gracias! Merci beaucoup! Grazie molto! Domo arigoto gozaimasu! viel Dank!—Preceding unsigned comment added by Zelda nexgen (talk) {{{2}}}
Ya welcome :) But please make sure to sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) on talk pages :P Justin(Talk) 02:54, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Um...Two more questtions; I cannot seem to find the place to e-mail the password, and what do you mean by (Zelda nexgen INC. 03:20, 8 July 2010 (UTC))? Thx again! Zelda nexgen
Oh, my bad. Seems that you have to email it from the login form. Click "forgot your password?" or whatever it says. Also, take a look at what happened to those tildes you typed ;) They became your signature.Justin(Talk) 03:22, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh. I feel stupid... :3 Zelda nexgen INC. 03:25, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Don't! It's perfectly okay to make mistakes and not know things :P Even I mess up sometimes. Just remember that nobody's perfect :)Justin(Talk) 03:28, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Jesus is...o.O Zelda nexgen INC. 15:09, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
XD That he is, my friend, that he is.Justin(Talk) 15:16, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Community pages

Has been long since I last talked to you (doesn't seem so here, as my last message is just two sections above from this page =P). I began having a certain idea after adding references to the Reception, Gameplay and Legacy sections from the OOT page (as well as the Reception section from the ALTTP page). This idea is in hypothetical status, and it will likely need a widespread support from the entire ZW community, .... and possibly most of the Zelda community pages.

Here it is, brought to your talk page before any other place. It's as follows: Do you think it would be a good idea to, when writing about how well-received a Zelda game is, include reviews or good-reputation articles of, say, the fan community sites? You know, just to reflect the fans' sentiments towards a game in particular. This idea came to my mind because, gosh, when I'm writing a Reception section, I'm basically consulting the same professional sources Wikipedia does; just to make things clear, I'm NOT copying Reception sections verbatim from Wikipedia, I'm just recurring to the same sources (IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, etc.), although that itself is admittedly dissapointing. You see, ZeldaWiki is a wiki site that represents in good part the players' passion towards the Zelda series (especially now that the great SS is on the way), and it's affiliated with numerous community sites that have fans debating numerous (and very fascinating) topics on Zelda.

Then I though that, perhaps, Reception sections could include different sections, one of them being dedicated to reviews written from the webmasters or staff of the community sites we know like our own names. The community sites are the closest thing this wiki can have to fans' opinions about the games, and recurring merely to professional journalists' opinions is just sad, because not all of them think the same way fans do. Ever noticed, for example, most journalists' unbashable love for Twilight Princess, and therefore the lack of voices that prefer underdogs like Majora's Mask or The Wind Waker? I'm not saying I like or dislike either game, it's just an example.

In a TL,DR nutshell: How about the idea of having Reception sections in game articles divided in Sales, Juornalist Reviews and Community Reviews? That is: the money, the "professional" critics and the fans .... all of their voices echoed in the same section. The latter two pieces of info are already in nearly every game article, it's the latter one that would make a key difference between ZeldaWiki and Wikipedia (and, for that matter, Zeldapedia). I somewhat managed to barely improve fan reception info on certain game articles (MM, TWW) based on the reader/user lists and scores .... found on IGN, GameSpot and websites that RARELY echo the sentiments of fans and not just theirs. But, alas, it's very difficult to do things that way.

Try to talk to fellow editors (preferably through private means, you know ZP has spies =P) about this. Well, that's all for now, and thanks for your valuable time. --K2L 01:50, 2 September 2010 (EDT)

Ah, totally just saw the TL;DR section :P I'll bring this up with some others and we'll see where it goes. It sounds like a good idea, honestly. I can't make promises, but I can say it definitely sounds good ;) I'll get back to you ASAP.Justin(Talk) 11:30, 2 September 2010 (EDT)

Speaking of edit warring...

I'm at school right now reading up on Metroid: Zero Mission (the game I can't put down right now) and I thought this might interest you, let alone the dudes at MW. Check it out here, literally, its the edit war to end all edit wars. And we thought we had it bad! :) — ciprianotalk 14:16, 9 September 2010 (EDT)

That's absolutely loltastic. Everyone calling each other trolls...what a read! XDJustin(Talk) 18:01, 9 September 2010 (EDT)

Oops...

Hi, I already asked for this to Xizor, but seeing as he is offline for now, I'm recurring to you instead. I made an accidental typo in this page, I wanted to accomodate an image by using the {{clear}} template, but I accidentally added {{clean}} (a n instead of a r). Seeing as I already edited the article, there is a restriction that prevents me from editing the page ever again, so can you fix the mistake for me, please? --K2L (Interrogatory) 23:34, 10 September 2010 (EDT)

Saw your message to him and fixed it already :)Justin(Talk) 23:36, 10 September 2010 (EDT)
Your best bet for help like this is one of the patrollers or admins, as they're on a lot. They'll be quicker to respond because the bureaucrats have their own sites that they are responsible for and they can't put that much attention here for smaller matters.User:Matt/sig 03:41, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Delimiters

Hey Justin,

I saw your recent edit to the Hyrule Castle, and its subsequent removal twenty minutes later (you sure came to that conclusion quickly :P). I just wanted to say that, quite simply, you're right (not that you need me to tell you that). For this Wiki to look more professional, the uppercase delimiters do need to be fixed. Honestly, I didn't even know it was a problem until I saw your message on the talk page.

Anyways, I just wanted to know that I support your idea to crack down on this issue. The sooner people are aware of this problem, the less work it'll make for us in the end. I'd like to ask you to put back your message at Hyrule Castle. Just to see what people think. You didn't really give them a chance.

Just wanted to say that so you don't give up hope, and to let you know that not everyone here is as close-minded as you seem to think. ;)

  1. REDIRECT User:HylianKing/sig 07:18, 1 December 2010 (EST)
That and, obviously, one is not always online here (and it's not uncommon that very few are at certain times) >_>. A reply would come in 5, 10, 20 or 60 minutes if the talk page where it's posted is of as high traffic as the Hyrule Castle page. --K2L (Interrogatory) 11:27, 1 December 2010 (EST)
I'd be willing to discuss it more thoroughly, too, Justin. Let's see what the whole community thinks about this issue. Dany36 11:52, 1 December 2010 (EST)

Wiki Modifications

This is regarding the File List with Images (previously discussed) and an improved Upload page. I've done a bit of work I'd like you to finish/improve/check. The full details, along with the files, can be found here. Thanks for taking the time to read through my non-sense. — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  08:03, 10 December 2010 (EST)

You once again amaze me. If you seriously don't do that much coding, I'd love to know how you managed this, because it's well done! I just need some time to review everything and see if I can't do the things you've asked. I still work, y'know, so I'm busy so much X_XJustin(Talk) 13:33, 10 December 2010 (EST)
It's pretty easy. Copy the code from the original page, play with it until you know what everything does, modify some of it to do what you want and test it. Then you package it all together (I followed the one Adam's talk page for the FileList). This method involves a LOT of trial and error, but eventually you get the hang of it. Anyway, I eagerly await your finished results. Thanks again! — Abdul [T] [C] [S]  03:13, 11 December 2010 (EST)

Signature

Normally, when an user edits his or her own signature, the changes update the looks of the signature wherever the user signed (for example, you signed as Neo the first time you dropped a message on my user talk, changed to Justin when an bureaucrat renamed you). It's not happening with my signature, sadly. Right now, you may notice it has nbew colors, but in the other parts where I posted somethinhg, it still looks monochromatic. Do you know what's wrong? One more question: Do you know what message I receive when someone else edits my userpage? I've been curious to know, yet I'm aware that doing such thing is delicate. Thanks in advance, and I was missing you! --K2L (Interrogatory) 22:43, 29 January 2011 (EST)

Well...that's because our signatures are hardcoded templates, while yours is just coding. For example, if you look at my sig in the edit view, you'll see {{:User:Justin ZW/sig}}. It auto-updated because I edited that :P
As for your second question...I don't understand what you mean? Do you mean like...the messages you get when someone edits your talk page? And what do you mean "missing me?" I didn't go anywhere! :PJustin(Talk) 23:49, 29 January 2011 (EST)
Exactly. Do I see a cyan tag at the top of the page that teels me that someone edited my user page, or that only applies for user talk pages? And what does it say? Lately, I wasn't seeing your name in the list of online users, so I though you weren't around anymore.
By the way, I have just realized that the coding for my new signature is shown in the source code of this page, meaning that there is something I haven't done yet to hide it (as in the case of your signature. I just see {{:User:Justin ZW/sig}} without the templates that give the color to the sig's letters). It's veeery long, I don't want Mandi to scold me because of that. Do you know what I must do next before it's too late? --K2L (Interrogatory) 00:27, 30 January 2011 (EST)
The tag you're talking about is what shows up when someone edits your talk page, it tells you that you have new messages. To make your sig shorter, go to this wonderful page right here and follow the directions.User:Mandi/sig 05:43, January 30, 2011 (UTC)
Mandi, my question is whether or not you're adviced by a tag if someone edits your userpage, I only mentioned the one for your talk page for comparison purposes. As for the other subject, when it comes to creating the first sig page, it's there where you put the custom coding, so that's the page I edited so that my signature could display colors. However, when it comes to creating the sig2 page, I already did that when I first wanted my signature to show the timestamp, that was long ago. It should now reflect what I did on the sig1 page, and in turn my Preferences special page should reflect what sig2 is reflecting from sig1. Yet it doesn't, it's as if I had to create from zero the Sig pages, and delete the current ones.
And you guys say Method Two of creating signatures is more practical ... what I did at the end was simply revert my latest change in sig1. I will be unable to ever have a more elegant signature, but at least I won't cause problems about this anymore :'(. --K2L (Interrogatory) 12:14, 30 January 2011 (EST)

WHAT DID YOU DO????!?!!!!

OMG... OMG... you made an edit :PUser:Mandi/sig 03:06, July 20, 2011 (UTC)

Good to know you're fine, Justin! --K2L (Interrogatory) 00:25, 20 July 2011 (EDT)
Oh, good, now I can log in again. I tried to reply last night and the server exploded. Anyways...I'm not dead. I'm just a very busy man. I still browse, just not every day. :PJustin(Talk) 17:48, 20 July 2011 (EDT)