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Starman?[edit]

Mariostar2.png vs. Nes controller.svg

I can see how the fake-Starman image would work for Super Mario stubs (e.g. Mario's Cement Factory), but it has nothing to do with articles about any other games published by Nintendo or on Nintendo platforms (e.g. Ganon's Castle). Is there a reason it was changed? --Damian Yerrick () 23:41, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

To me it looks a bit like the Featured Article icon, which Nintendo stubs definately aren't. I also prefer the NES controller. Optichan 19:52, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
The Featured Article icon, Cscr-featured.png, is a very different star; it's pale tan, not orange. As for the NES controller, the buttons aren't even recognizable as such in the thumbnail we had been using. However, I guess we could use something like this: WikiNintendo.svg Seahen 17:48, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Well, I said a little. The only similarity being that it's a star. --Optichan 20:32, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
It doesn't even look much like a Starman either. (A Starman's bottom points are more spread out than in a regular pentagram, such that its convex hull looks more like a home plate than like a regular pentagon.) But my point was that a Starman is a single powerup in a single franchise published by Nintendo. It's like using the cardboard box of Metal Gear Solid to identify stubs in Contra, Castlevania, DDR, and other Konami franchises. Should I put this to a straw poll? --Damian Yerrick () 14:09, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay then, we can use WikiNintendo.svg. Seahen 19:56, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

I reverted the change to that image - it's sort of confusing, and it seems to be a derivative work of the fair use Nintendo logo. What's wrong with the NES controller? Andre (talk) 19:26, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

That it's hard to recognize. Even if you can make out the buttons and outline at such a small pixel size, you still can't tell (unless you're unusually familiar with old consoles) that it's Nintendo and not some other manufacturer. What's confusing about the last image? Seahen 22:19, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
The racetrack logo and distinctive logo font are a trademark of Nintendo. The only time they have been used for something other than the logo of Nintendo was for an animated series called Captain N: The Game Master. Besides, how is it possible to misidentify "This Nintendo-related article" in the stub template's text? Still, I'd think 40px would work a lot better than 32px. --Damian Yerrick () 05:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)