December 9, 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is here!

Interested in helping out? Come join us as we Smash our way through!
Want to contribute for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate outside of The Legend of Zelda? SmashWiki could use some love!

Latest Announcements

User talk:Link Lab

From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Hi there, Link Lab, and welcome to Zelda Wiki! Why not check out the community hub? To find out what's been going on recently at the wiki and what articles users are editing right now, head to the Recent Changes. For general wiki-related discussion and questions, head over to the Discussion Center. Also, for wiki usage and policy help, check out our Help Guide. We hope you enjoy the wiki. Thanks!
The Zelda Wiki Staff

-- TheStoneWatcher (talk) 12:24, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

The Timeline pages will be revamped?

where did it say that the timeline pages will be revamped? can you send me a link? --0551E80Y (talk) 10:04, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Tony mentioned it a month or so ago on this talk page. It looks like the redlinks will become redirects but the page they will redirect to isn't finished yet. I might have exaggerated with the word revamped but it is highly likely that they are being at least partially rewritten.Link Lab (talk) 10:29, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
Ok thanks. --0551E80Y (talk) 12:09, 27 August 2016 (UTC)


I'm sorry I'm confused, I havent been active here for a while. What is an Imdel template and why does it matter more so over a standard Delete Template?
Ixbran (talk) 20:49, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Never mind, i figured it out. Man why do some wikis feel the need to over complicate things as simple as a Deletion category?
Ixbran (talk) 20:52, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Imdel is set up specifically for images and includes a number of image-specific reasons for deletion such as copyright violation (|cv), superseded by another file (|sup) and duplicated file (|df), which don't apply to standard articles. Meanwhile, the Delete template allows any reason to be specified, which often requires more thorough discussion. As such, separating these templates is beneficial for efficient file deletion.Link Lab (talk) 21:13, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Okay, see, now that it's been properly explained, I get it now. That is really helpful, and I'll do my best to remember this in the future.

At least someone was willing to explain it to me.
Ixbran (talk) 21:19, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

The Last DLC for HW placement

First of all I wanna say congrats you on becoming a Zelda Wiki Staff Trainee. Second, I made a Template idea for the Character Chart for Hyrule Warriors when the Last DLC comes out with 2 new warriors, in my Sandbox. Please see if you can get the Staff's opinion on it. Wolfgerlion64 (talk) 00:50, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. I showed your Sandbox to the rest of the staff and they appreciated your efforts but they are unlikely to go with that design. We have come up with some potential designs and we will decide on which of these would be the best to use closer to the release of the last DLC.Link Lab (talk) 17:02, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
Congrats on becoming an Admin! -- Wolfgerlion64 (talk) 20:04, 19 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Link Lab (talk) 20:48, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

All the Glitches of TPHD

Do u have them all listed? Cuz I found a Complication of them Have a look~ Wolfgerlion64 (talk) 18:10, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Mailbox citations

Concerning the page about Mailboxes, I thought that we weren't allowed to add two citations stating the same thing.

As for which to keep, I think that the citation from the guide is more valuable since it also tells the color of the mailbox and such. Let me know what you think! :) MannedTooth (talk) 20:00, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

In this case, the citation I added was citing its name in MM rather than adding a second citation for its PH name, which would be unnecessary. As the name is not consistent between games, I felt it was worth noting that name was used in another game. In any case, if one were to be deleted, a citation from an in-game source is always more valuable than one from a guide. Link Lab (talk) 20:14, 31 December 2016 (UTC)


Concerning this edit, you removed it from the main article because it's only in the japanese version? But what if I have a quote from the official English game guide? Should that count? MannedTooth (talk) 20:05, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Ideally, we'd want a in-game citation but official guide statements are acceptable. I've actually noticed a line in the text dump regarding this but another citation on the page seems to imply the line might be unused in-game so this is currently being investigated. While this is being investigated, pleas hold off on adding that citation. Link Lab (talk) 20:35, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

BOTW Translations

Hey, I could add some German Breath of the Wild translations to the Breath of the Wild Translations/Locations page. Can you unlock it please? --TheGrizzly (talk) 19:58, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, but that is not something I am allowed to do. You can suggest additions via the talk page, but for the sake of keeping these articles as factual as possible, editing has been locked from the public and in general only names verified by staff are accepted. As such, on the talk pages, it would be best to post links to videos or images containing those translations. Link Lab (Talk) 20:11, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Oh, okay, I thought you could do that. I'll upload a German version of the map. Thanks nonetheless --TheGrizzly (talk) 20:25, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Alright, I added the translations I know so far under User:TheGrizzly/Translations. I'll add more if I find any. --TheGrizzly (talk) 23:05, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Broken redirects

Hi, i'm not sure if you are planning to create this page ( Forsaken Fortress (Hyrule Warriors Legends) ), but it does not currently exist Game widow (talk) 15:03, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

We're well aware of that. The broken redirect should still point there and not to Forsaken Fortress. The page will eventually be created but some more info and files are needed for my sandbox and we've had other priorities. This is also the case for Wind and Earth Temples but again, those redirects should point there, whether the page exists currently or not. Link Lab (Talk) 17:09, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

amiibo Rune/Wolf Link

Hi there. Before starting some kind of edit war, I wanted to address a recent change you made to the amiibo Rune page. I understand your reasoning for removing the scan results of the unreleased amiibo (although I'm also a little sad that the wiki cannot present complete information, in a way). However, I'm curious why you removed the reference to Wolf Link receiving 20 hearts when registering the amiibo via a save file without doing the Cave of Shadows? It actually works that way (I tried) and the result was even sourced. It's a little disheartening when perfectly viable information is just removed. -- Tadayou (talk) 11:10, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

I apologize for not explaining this in the summary but there wasn't enough room. That appears to have been an unintentional exploit as I have seen multiple news posts, linking to threads on reddit, saying that the 1.1.2 patch for Breath of the Wild causes Wolf Link to spawn with 3 hearts when using that method. As such, I removed the information as it is no longer accurate. I am also wary of covering a glitch that Nintendo has patched outside of saying something along the lines of "the version 1.1.2 update was released on (DATE) worldwide. While the official update notes said (Quote), glitches that allowed (glitches 1-X descriptions) and Wolf Link to spawn with an incorrect number of Hearts were fixed." on the Breath of the Wild page. This way, we note its existence but give no specifics on it. Link Lab (Talk) 11:41, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply! With all the talk about the new patch I actuaĺly hadn't seen any mention of changes to Wolf Link's hearts. If they indeed patched this (and it wasn't intentional in the first place), it's of course understandable to remove the now defunct way to receive more hearts on the amiibo. I'd also agree then that it doesn't need much coverage anymore.-- Tadayou (talk) 11:52, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Transparent Image Help

Hey Link Lab, can you help explain what was wrong with this image? Did I do something incorrectly when cropping it, or are these images not supposed to have transparent backgrounds? Thank you. - Protokhal (talk) 19:40, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

We do want transparency for models but there were some issues with the transparency. There appeared to be a thin edge of background pixels that shouldn't be there, most noticeable around the face and it looked like you removed some of his shirt in the gap between his arm. I don't think there was any issues with the cropping but I can't be completely sure. Also, to link to an image page, use [[:File:BotW Monkton Model.png|this format]] (note the : before File:) like this. Link Lab (Talk) 20:00, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Ah, got it. Thank you for the reply. - Protokhal (talk) 21:07, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Plot of Oracle of Ages

Hi. I apologize for the trouble I caused. Please check my message here. --Abacos (talk) 20:13, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Questions about Manga Editing Etiquette

Hello Link Lab. I've noticed that you have been cleaning up my manga edits, and I'm very thankful for that, as it helps me critique future writings. However, I have a question. When should italics be added, exactly? I seem to have difficulty in this area for some reason. And when using templates, should the first letter of every word be capitalized? Example: Noncanon|Start verses Noncanon|start? Is there anything in particular I should be aware of from now on concerning these? Thank you for your time. - Ciela04 (talk) 21:51, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Apologies for the late reply. Typically, italics should be used when using a game's title/subtitle. However, an exception to that is when the subtitle is also the name of something else and the sentence is referring to the item/object/person. So, for example,
In ''Ocarina of Time'', Princess Zelda throws the Ocarina of Time into the moat outside Hyrule Castle Town.
In the first instance of the game subtitle, Ocarina of Time, I was referring to the game so I italicized it but in the second instance I was referring to the titular item so I did not italicize it.
As for templates, I believe it is generally better that they are capitalized. A notable exception would be the languages used in the Names template. Link Lab (Talk) 16:59, 17 June 2017 (UTC)
I apologize for replying late as well. Thank you for answering! I'll do my best with this information. - Ciela04 (talk) 19:37, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

My recent edits at amiibo

You know that I recently edited the pages amiibo and Gallery:amiibo to merge 30th Anniversary series and The Legend of Zelda series, and you didn't agree to this change yet. I suggested this in Talk:amiibo and have an explanation. Let's discuss this there. Tininfinite8 (talk) 16:03, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Let me be clear, the issue is that there was no discussion or agreement about the changes, not that I didn't agree with the changes. You only made that talk page post two days ago and there has yet to be a reply. That doesn't justify just doing things your way. I'll admit that I had intended to respond on that discussion but had been distracted by other things. I will reply there later today. Link Lab (Talk) 16:59, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Sprites and in-game assets on the Gallery Pages

Hello, Link Lab. I noticed you had recently removed a subsection I added the the gallery page for The Legend of Zelda dedicated to the game's sprites, with the reason being "This page should only have pre-release/promotional media and artwork. Sprites are neither". True to your statement, as I returned to the gallery page at the top I just now realized it reads "This is a gallery page featuring promotional and pre-release media from and relating to The Legend of Zelda." For starters, I apologize for making such a significant contribution to a gallery page without prior discord with other members on Zelda Wiki. I did not incorporate Zelda 1 sprites with any sense of entitlement - I just thought they would look nice and compliment the gallery pages. On the Super Mario Wiki, gallery pages for characters and game titles include in-game assets (reference for comparision [1]). Though I understand that Zelda Wiki is only affiliated with the Super Mario Wiki and operate independently, even here sprites and models are allowed on character galleries (Gallery:Link, for example). Is there any specific reason why sprites and other in-game assets are incompatible with the galleries for Zelda titles on the wiki?--101nintendo (talk) 05:29, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Well, at the moment, I am not aware of any official reasons why we don't allow in-game assets in game galleries. Not that there isn't one but I've never really had a reason to find out. But personally, I feel it would unnecessarily bloat the size of the gallery. It's maybe not as bad for a game like The Legend of Zelda but it would have to be applied to all games and for later games, it would probably include models instead of sprites. So on a game like The Minish Cap, even if we assume we used the same proportion of that game's sprites as you did for TLoZ (~60%), we would be adding >300 sprites. Then there's the >650 models in Breath of the Wild, most of which (>70%) would likely be usable. This, to me, feels very excessive.
P.S. You can link Mario Wiki pages using Template:Smw. So for the page you linked, {{Smw|Gallery:Super Mario Bros.#Sprites and models|reference for comparision}} would produce reference for comparision Link Lab (Talk) 19:15, 7 September 2017 (UTC)


Just FYI, you've assumed correctly. Any place where I only listed a name in general French or Spanish, it applies to both the North American and European regions. So on that note, sorry to have wasted a bit of your time if you guys prefer to have both regions completed separately wherever applicable. ;) --Htwretched (talk) 01:15, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for letting me know. I had intended to ask you about that when I saw just how often you had used it but I lost track of time and didn't get a chance to yesterday. For future reference, a blank copy of the latest version of the Template should always be available on Template's page. Any parameters that do not appear on that copy are obsolete parameters that are slowly being phased out and should not be used.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the nomenclature sections of our TFH pages. Link Lab (Talk) 17:35, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Re: Ree Dahee Shrine

Thanks for that edit. I barely remembered the shrine's contents myself outside of the Climber's Bandanna and the Trial name.
-Mugen Kagemaru (talk) 21:23, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for reminding me about that page. I had forgot it needed to be improved. I could only vaguely remember what was in the Shrine myself so I had to go back into it to remember. Link Lab (Talk) 22:12, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Tri Force Hero statue

Hi LL, I understand why you undid parts of my edit to Saving, those were my mistakes. Regarding the Tri Force Hero Statue, both of the names I supplied are in fact shown in coloured text. I've taken screenshots and uploaded them here and here. --Htwretched (talk) 19:09, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Ah, ok. Thank you for providing those screenshots. I have added the citations back onto the page. I have also included (currently unsupported) colour codes to make it clear to editors that it is a valid term. When adding citations in the future, it would be appreciated if you could add {{Color|GAME COLOR|TEXT}} (eg. {{Color|TFH Blue|Tri Hero statue}}) around any text that appears in color. Even if the code you use isn't supported in Template:Color yet, it will let us know that the text is in colour in-game. Link Lab (Talk) 19:35, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Great, thank you. I may as well get screenshots of the other text colours now. Does the {{Color}} template work inside the {{Cite}} template? Htwretched (talk) 21:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Never mind, I see that it does. :P Htwretched (talk) 21:44, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
I can't edit the Color template, so I'll just tell you: Red text in TFH is #F82000. For the text that scrolls across the screen and corresponds to each Hero: Green is #40FC40; Blue is #4040F8; Red is #F84040. Yep, I double-checked and Green has FC while the others have F8. Htwretched (talk) 06:49, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Citing Manga Dialogue

Hey Link Lab. I saw that you changed the dialogue in the cites for Orville's page to all caps since that's how the manga has it. The thing is, dialogue is like that for ALL manga, including the Zelda ones. It would take a lot of time and work, but I can go back to all the manga articles I've edited and redo all the sourcing so it's in caps if you deem is necessary. I apologize for not noticing this earlier, I've read the manga so many times the fact that it's all in caps should have registered, thus saving more time. - Ciela04 (talk) 21:35, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

You do not need to redo the sourcing for the pages you've worked on before. Something we have been looking at to make properly sourcing easier is making centrally-managed text repositories. Since my edit, I've been informed that we may be able to make them for the manga and use those instead. In the meantime, me or other admins may or may not update some citations but there's no need for you to go back to your older edits. For future edits, if we don't yet have the text repositories and you're adding a citation, it would be appreciated if you included any emphasis like bold or italic text as well as matching the casing. I apologize for not discussing this with you better or sooner. Link Lab (Talk) 12:53, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for all your help, and to the other staff as well. Also, what do you mean by casing? Should I hold off on doing manga edits until the text repositories are figured out? - Ciela04 (talk) 01:28, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
By casing, I meant whether a letter is caps/uppercase or lowercase. I do not know how long it will take for us to make text repositories for the manga but it might be better to wait for now. Link Lab (Talk) 10:14, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Alright, will do. - Ciela04 (talk) 18:25, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Hey Link Lab. I was wondering if the text repositories are ready yet? Am I able to continue adding to the manga sections? I've been away for a while, sorry. - Ciela04 (talk) 14:53, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no, the text repositories are not ready yet. There are some issues that we need to resolve before we can actually get started on the manga repositories and we've been trying to resolve them as soon as possible. Hopefully, we may be able to resolve it this week. Also, welcome back! Link Lab (Talk) 19:11, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thank you! Let me know once they're ready if you can. Also, how do you italicize words on the wiki? - Ciela04 (talk) 03:55, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I'll try to remember to tell you. Italicizing text is very similar to making text bold. You just surround the text with two apostrophes for italics instead of the three apostrophes used for bold so, for example, ''Oath of Riruto'' becomes Oath of Riruto. Link Lab (Talk) 17:23, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank You

Hi there, thank you for helping me clean up and replace the gifs with pngs. I've been at work on other NIWA wikis, doing similar. I decided I'd take on the ambitious task of replacing all those images. Cremia2000 (My talk) 19:38, 27 September 2018 (UTC)