User talk:czar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
· Use {{u}} or leave a note here to get my attention
· I am watching this page for the near future—no need to whisperback or I am no longer watching this page—whisperback if you'd like a response → I'm watching or unwatching your page

Contents

Your GA nomination of Ridiculous Fishing[edit]

The article Ridiculous Fishing you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Ridiculous Fishing for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 13:01, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Development of Fez[edit]

Hey, just checked out your draft of Development of Fez; it's looking really good! I'll be interested in doing the GAN for that one too whenever it's done. --PresN 19:27, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

@PresN, thanks! Appreciate the support. I have a half-dozen GANs in the queue for next month, so you'll likely see them all at once (mostly indie games too) czar  20:05, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Peer review on Tangled[edit]

I got here from the volunteer list on the peer review page. Would you like to spend some time on reviewing Tangled, on which I has been working? Thank you in advance!Forbidden User (talk) 17:03, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Here is the link:Wikipedia:Peer review/Tangled/archive1.Forbidden User (talk) 17:05, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

@Forbidden User, have my hands full at the moment. Might want to try someone who has closer interests. I'd give it a go if I had more time czar  22:28, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

FA[edit]

Hey man, I'm working on the Super Mario Bros. 3's page and I was wondering what you think of it, considering I'm planning on taking it to FA. Cheers! URDNEXT (talk) 16:00, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Re:short length[edit]

Unfortunately, I can't remember specific examples. Until February of this year, my last major edits were in 2012. And I haven't really been involved in FACs since 2011. I distinctly remember the phrase being a subject of criticism at FAC, because of its oxymoronic structure, but I can't recall when or where. Sorry. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 21:17, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

If it was something like short-long, I could see the oxymoron, but shortness in length is a perfectly normal phrase (otherwise every length would be long!) czar  21:26, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saints Row 2 (mobile)[edit]

The article Saints Row 2 (mobile) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Saints Row 2 (mobile) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tezero -- Tezero (talk) 23:22, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Soda Popinski[edit]

I was wondering if, once your schedule clears up, you could offer a copyedit for this article. Thanks! - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 23:35, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

@New Age Retro Hippie, in my little time to copyedit, it's more productive to be the finishing touches rather than having to return to repeat the work again. Looks like the article has a bunch of {{cn}} tags right now, but ping me when it's finished and I'll give it a read. czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hundreds (video game)[edit]

The article Hundreds (video game) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Hundreds (video game) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of URDNEXT -- URDNEXT (talk) 23:42, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Fez (video game)[edit]

The article Fez (video game) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Fez (video game) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of PresN -- PresN (talk) 00:22, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:BNA email[edit]

Hey Czar, I sent you an email a few days ago detailing how to recieve access to the BNA partnership with the Wikipedia library. Please fill out the Google form included in the email, and we will get the access to you as soon as possible, Sadads (talk) 15:55, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Just pinging to remind you to fill out the Google form: I cannot issue you access without that information, Sadads (talk) 17:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

If You Build It (film)[edit]

Please complete your DYK review. I will respond and make finals changes when you have completed the review. I would prefer not to go back and forth, with continual "new discoveries"; please be specific with your comments. Thanks! 842U (talk) 12:34, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Responded at the nom czar  12:42, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
You said you hadn't completed the copyvio either, so I was waiting on that. In the meantime, I revised the specific sentence regarding neutrality that you cited and have reviewed the article for neutrality. I've added further citations that verbatim support that cowpie water purifiers were made on the first day. I can't say that's the most reliable source, but taken with the other source, it's clear (and having seen the movie) the cowpie water purifiers were in fact made on the first day of class, which would qualify as the beginning of their school year. Only saw one paragraph without a citation; I added a reference for the complete cast. Thanks! 842U (talk) 13:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Note for posterity: replied at the DYK nom czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hundreds (video game)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:44, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

EarthBound[edit]

Hi. I've been watching your efforts to expand the EarthBound article. Great work! Though there are some things you should watch out for that I want to bring up. There are some areas in this and EarthBound fandom that are close to non-neutral, especially in the latter, with things like "the loyal EarthBound fan community anticipated a sequel" (I had removed that) and "their efforts are largely ignored by Nintendo." You also should not copy text directly into both articles. Because if there are problems in one article then editors will need to update both, like the colloquialism, "Lindblom struck down...". Hope you hear me well, and keep up the hard work. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 03:37, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I appreciate the edits, but a bit more once I've already finished my draft. Text will be copied between closely related articles, and "struck down" isn't a colloquialism per NOAD, but I can remove "loyal" from that instance, yes (even though I believe that's how the source used it). "Largely ignored" is very well cited in all of the texts, though I can throw more refs on it if you'd like. In fact, "largely" is to soften that they were fully "ignored" (per the RS). czar  03:44, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree in staying true to the sources, but we should remain objective. The tone of the sources shouldn't creep in. I wouldn't use "largely ignored" because that still introduces bias. The demand for additional games in the series is acknowledged with the general response "we have no plans for Mother at this time." To declare as fact that "Nintendo's ignoring them" isn't really appropriate. For the "stuck down" thing, I would use terms that are more formal, like "denied." --ThomasO1989 (talk) 03:54, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I can provide a dozen mainstream sources that say that the group was ignored, so it's nothing I'm unilaterally declaring as fact. I'll try to think of a creative rephrasing that'll work for you. czar  04:03, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
✓ decided to go with adding refs instead of rephrasing. For what it's worth, there was only one use of "largely ignored" (in the lede as summary of the fandom article), and I couldn't find any instances of that "loyal" quote czar  04:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: Mischief Makers[edit]

Sure, I think I can swing that before I romp off. Later today, maybe. Tezero (talk) 12:35, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I too am involved with your FAC. I'll be happy to work with you on this. DARTHBOTTO talkcont 19:55, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Shinobi (Series)[edit]

Hey sorry I have been MIA, my real job has kept me pretty busy but I told you I would help out with Shinobi (series) and I finally have some time to do it. I am integrating 5 references from Sega-16. You will need to show me how to replicate them again for other sentences as I don't remember how you did it.--Cube b3 (talk) 04:31, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, nice to see you again. Check out WP:REF#Repeated_citations czar  04:35, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
@Czar Thanks, that was fairly tedious but I think I got the job done. I have read the article and did not find anything inaccurate in there. Everything in the article could be verified from the History of Shinobi feature from Sega-16. Further more, I added the reviews for all major games as a reference to their respective section. Lastly, I used Sega-16's Yuzo Koshiro feature to cite a few other things. You can go ahead and remove the tag for citations.
That said, the article needs to be updated and expanded. I could add all the updates from Sega Nerds and Sega Bits as they cover all the recent Shinobi news.

This took me like 2 hours so I am going to call it a night. Good Night!--Cube b3 (talk) 06:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, cool. I'm busy now but I'll try to take a look later. I'd recommend against using sources that haven't been confirmed as reliable. Definitely add info from Sega print sources, though. I can point you in the right direction for those if you need a place to start czar  18:18, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
{{ping|Czar|p=} Come on man, this is suppose to be a fun hobby for me. Print sources? That cost money and Sega specific print publication are limited to none these days. The next thing you would probably say is go for main stream websites; to that I would say recall our earlier discussions.

Right now the only thing Shinobi page needs to be updated on is info about the PS2 versions of Shinobi and Shinobi 3DS. I have intimately played all those games, as a matter of fact I have written the article for series creator Noriyoshi Obha, why do I need to go to such inconvenient places to find references when the best ones are right under my nose?

http://www.seganerds.com/?s=Shinobi http://segabits.com/?s=Shinobi--Cube b3 (talk) 23:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

@Cube b3, print sources can be fun! If you know the tricks for retrogaming research, you can find treasure troves of info otherwise lost to the Internet. Many of the old mags have been digitized. Seganerds, Segabits—they aren't reliable sources as of last check and any work you do to add them will end up reverted by someone else if not me. It's likely not worth having that conversation again, but if you want to bring your case to a wider audience, you can try WT:VG. czar  23:54, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
{{ping|Czar|p=} I will have to read this tricks article and I probably will cause it is always good to have more information however I would probably like to use that article for another game as I am intimately familiar with Shinobi and I already have references that have all the necessary information. Searching for other sources which have the same information is tedious and not fun therefore I like your suggestion off taking the case to a wider audience because it was a stale mate because nobody besides you participated in the discussion.--Cube b3 (talk) 03:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Marcus Lindblom[edit]

The article Marcus Lindblom you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Marcus Lindblom for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of 23W -- 23W (talk) 20:22, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Never Alone (video game)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 05:50, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of EarthBound[edit]

The article EarthBound you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:EarthBound for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 12:22, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Hypertension: Harmony of Darkness[edit]

This is an upcoming Dreamcast game that I have been following for many years and I wanted to build a page for it.

It's got a couple of secondary references from approved websites like Diehard Game Fan & IndieDB. http://www.indiedb.com/games/hypertension-harmony-of-darkness http://diehardgamefan.com/2009/11/05/interview-with-tdgmods-on-hypertension-dc/

These are the only 2 I can find from approved websites. We have a few more but I can't find the list of approved secondary video game references. Wikipedia search wasn't being cooperative.--Cube b3 (talk) 03:50, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

The easy shortcut is WP:VG/RS (WikiProject colon Video Games slash Reliable Sources). In the first paragraph there's an external link for a custom Google search that only searches reliable sites—that's a good place to start. And remember that not every video game meets the notability criteria for inclusion (WP:42) czar  03:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, that search is super helpful however it oddly isn't showing the 2 references I have shared with you even though they are from approved websites. Nonetheless, thanks to the search I found another reference.

http://www.screwattack.com/shows/retro-game-review/retro-news-round-june-2014

That would give us 3 references. The game is very notable, if for no other reason then the fact that this is the first FPS game on Dreamcast in over a decade! A decade!!

So what do you think should I go ahead and make it, or wait for 5 references? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cube b3 (talkcontribs) 06:06, 10 July 2014‎ (UTC)

It isn't showing those two references because they aren't reliable. A search of the WP:VG/RS page shows that we only use Screwattack for opinions (not facts) and that Mod DB is unreliable. Diehard should be fine, even though I haven't read it. You can start building a draft in your userspace, but I would absolutely not even think about pushing it live until it's of substantial size as built out from facts in actual reliable sources. czar  06:26, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fez (video game)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 12:52, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: IGTM GT/FT[edit]

I'm interested, though I can't promise that I'll be moving that fast on them- my output's been greatly decreased over the past 6 months. --PresN 18:08, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

PresN—no sweat. Just wanted to see if you were interested in the first place czar  20:10, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Notability as criteria[edit]

Hi Czar! I agree with you on this as several discussions were made about this a few months ago. Thought I'd say that I'm actually worried about this. While I agree that article should meet notability to achieve GA (and a status as an article), a lot of Good Articles themselves would be flagged up as 'non-notable' if the criteria was changed. I myself have nominated a few hamlets/tiny villages through GANs and I admit that they don't seem notable. But still, it would be interesting if this was implemented. Regards Jaguar 21:59, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Template:'s[edit]

The above template is now on Commons, because why not. Sven Manguard Wha? 22:27, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Still downloading the Guacamelee! files from the OTRS ticket, so that I can verify that they're all covered. I think that's the last of your pending tickets.

@Sven Manguard, thank you czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mother 3 fan translation[edit]

The article Mother 3 fan translation you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Mother 3 fan translation for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 12:02, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Problem on WikiProject Video Games talk page[edit]

I think someone is being a nuisance there. Someone calling themselves Supreme Elite Commander has been trying to get themselves elected as leader of the project. Quite silly, I know. But they seem to have created other accounts to vote in favor of it. Three legitimate users, including myself, have tried to get rid of the message, and it is turning into an edit war. Can you help, or contact someone who can help? --ProtoDrake (talk) 13:39, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

I could file it into bureaucracyland, or perhaps one of the kindly vg admins @Masem, PresN, Sergecross73, Salvidrim! can save us the effort czar  13:45, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
@ProtoDrake, looks like they're all blocked now czar  13:56, 13 July 2014 (U
  • Yea sorry, haven't been home at all since Friday. I won't forget your GA but it might have to wait until Wednesday. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  14:04, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
@Salvidrim!, thanks for letting me know, but no rush czar  14:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Jamie Stewart of xiu xiu entry[edit]

hello czar, this is jamie stewart from the band xiu xiu. i wanted to ask you if it would be possible to edit my page which you seem largely responsible for creating. while clearly you have done a lot of work on it, most of the information focuses on a band that i was in more than 15 years ago, that never toured and only self released two small press cds and one 7inch. i was wondering if it would be possible to make the entry as simple as possible, basically stating all the bands i have played in, where i live and some very basic biographical information. though ibopa was fruitful, it s was a brief chapter in my musical life and the emphasis on it seems a little unbalanced based on xiu xiu's (and 7 or 8 other bands) subsequent 12 years and over 50 releases. if i were to send you a potential edit, would you consider approving it? it is very confusing for music writers and leads to my having to do a lot of unwarranted explaining in interview preparations. please contact me by my email is xiuxiuforlife@gmail.com thank you so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamiefromxiuxiu (talkcontribs) 21:20, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Note for posterity: replied via email czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Supreme elite commander returns[edit]

Lol I'm back and ready to invade more Wikiprojects :)--Supreme Elite Commander returns (talk) 06:54, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tim Rogers (journalist)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:36, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Action Button Entertainment[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ziggurat (video game)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Videoball[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Elysian Shadows Resurrection[edit]

I could not get a hold of Slakr, but with the custom google search and a couple of other references like the University of Alabama one I was able to create a new page for Elysian Shadows.

Please have a look and let me know? Best Regards, --Cube b3 (talk) 19:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I think that was a bad idea. First, it was recently deleted for not having sources. The stuff added is either unreliable (DCS), a press release (MCVUK), or a listing (GR). The other sources are okay, including Alabama, but I don't see why you went for recreation so shortly after having a discussion where we brought up the same issues. There's nothing wrong with waiting until the game has enough coverage to actually constitute an article. czar  19:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
@Czar I feel Slakr's deletion was unwarranted, a consensus had not been reached and discussion was in progress. I repeatedly tried to communicate with him and he simply ignored me. At the time of deletion I was actively working to add notable secondary references, this article has been constructed predominantly from secondary resources using Wikipedia's custom search.
  • MCVUK news post is based on the press release, that is what press releases are for. We rejected Gamasutra last time because they had essentially copy pasted the press release MCVUK on the other hand has reworded and summarized it.
  • Destructoid: I found this through the custom google search and it certainly isn't based on any press release.
  • IndieGames: We already agreed this was good, but on it's own it was insufficient. Well I waited and found quite a few more references.
  • GamersHell: What is a listing? Do you mean a gamepage? It does look like a listing however it is categorized as news. In either case we discussed problems with copy pasting press releases. If a notable website has made a listing/game page for it, why is that a bad thing?
    • If it is a bad thing then I would just have to delete Game Revolution.--Cube b3 (talk) 20:25, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Whether or not you agreed with it, the deletion had consensus. Even with the Univ of Alabama source, which I said was okay as a source, there isn't enough sourcing to warrant recreating an article just deleted for inadequate refs. The MCVUK is a republished press release and thus a primary source, and there was at least one (perhaps GamersHell) that was just a listing of the game's info. There's no way it could be construed as news. Anyway, now that there's another AfD, any further discussion should be had at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Elysian Shadows (2nd nomination) czar  18:16, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

ES Resurrection 3.0[edit]

@Czar

  • ES was covered nationally

http://whnt.com/2014/08/20/two-madison-county-engineers-leave-jobs-to-make-video-game-close-to-funding-their-dream/

  • It has also garnered significant international coverage however since I don't speak the language I've not kept tabs on em:

http://igronews.com/news/indie/2315-elysian-shadows.html http://www.nexgam.de/Dreamcast-Linux/Elysian-Shadows-Das-grosse-Interview.html#sheet1

  • It has also been successfully funded on Kickstarter--Cube b3 (talk) 19:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Mischief Makers Famitsu Review Translation[edit]

This is the literal translation, my comments on the implied meaning of the words are in (parentheses).

(Release Date) June 27th
(Title) Yuke Yuke!! Trouble Makers (Go Go!! Mischief Makers)
(Released on) Nintendo 64 Backup Cartridge
(Publisher) Enix (Price) 8900Yen
(Game Description) An action game in which the actions of grabbing, shaking, and throwing are used to challenge the various stages. You can grab things such as enemies, items, and missiles.
(Reviewer:) Hamamura Tsūshin (Pen name of Hirokazu Hamamura)
What happens when you grab the enemy's item this way? What will come out if you shake this? You will unknowingly be excited by the amount of freedom you have. What make action games fun? I think that this game was made by people that know this. I will admit that the character (design) is weak. But the gameplay makes up for it. It(The game) is of good quality.
(Score: 8/10)
(Reviewer:) Ninja Masuda (Pen name of Atsushi Masuda)
Although it may be hard to pickup(things such as the controls immediately), it is a fresh(gameplay-wise) action game. Grabbing, throwing, shaking. When you try these actions out in different places, you discover new things, and when you do you feel happy. You can even grab and throw an enemy's bullet. Although the feel (of aspects of the game) is comical, it(the game) has great depth(gameplay-wise).
(Score: 8/10)
(Reviewer:) Miki Watanabe
An action(game) where you become excited by your own improvement(as you play through the game). Just(in various situations) grab, throw, and shake. (Seeing) What happens as a result of that is so fun. Searching for strategies against a boss is another(aspect of the game that is fun). The difficulty is adequate and although there's a condition to satisfy, there are continues too. I like that the short length of the stages gives the game a good tempo too.
(Score: 8/10)
(Note:I have never played the game, so I do not know what "condition" to be able to continue she is referencing, could just be limited continues)
(Reviewer:) Takayuki Haneda
It's rare for an action game(like this one) on the (Nintendo)64 to not use the 3D stick. To make up for that, it(the game) utilizes the many buttons to their full extent to allow for various (in-game) actions. From the beginning of the game, there are many times where the path is confusing. In that sense, I feel that the game is somewhat difficult, but you just have to get used to it. Look out for the multi-jointed robots which Treasure's good at(designing).
(Score: 8/10)

Just send me a message on my talk page if you have any questions. Jucchan (talk) 23:21, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@Jucchan, thank you so much! I really appreciate this. czar  18:18, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Thralled[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:57, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of EarthBound fandom[edit]

The article EarthBound fandom you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:EarthBound fandom for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 12:42, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fenix Rage[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 15:43, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

why is this being ignored[edit]

hi czar i am wondering why you are continuing to have my wiki entry essentially be a unbalanced "early" work entry and then essentially a second but incomplete xiu xiu entry. can you please explain to me why you will not submit the entry i requested? what difference does it make to you? the difference it makes to me as i explained is that it is disrespectful to my former band mates and confusing to music writers. please consider that the effort you are making redundant, incomplete and pointless. thank you jamie — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.34.231.87 (talk) 00:35, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Note for posterity: replied via email czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikicup semifinalists interview request[edit]

As you may know, I write for the Signpost, basically Wikipedia's newsletter. I'd like to do a feature on the semifinalists, would you be willing to provide, say, 250 to 500 words saying: (1.) Why did you join the Wikicup? (2.) What you you hope to get out of it? and (3.) Which of your contributions to the Wikicup are your favourites?

Not quite sure how I'll order them - I'll probably make the ed17 decide, as, you know, Conflict of Interest: I am a semifinalist. I'd imagine point order or alphabetical or the like.

Can you please reply at Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2014-07-30/Wikicup#Czar? Thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:20, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Inline cites[edit]

It's not worth debating on the GAN page, but my reading of WP:MINREF#Citation density echoes the point I stand by. "Wikipedia requires inline citations based on the content, not on the grammar and composition elements ...". If, say in Infamous Second Son's reviews section, there are a couple of sentences supported by a source, we could treat the citation as supporting the content presented across multiple sentences rather than having to cite after each grammar element (full stop). CR4ZE (tc) 15:44, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

I think that's a noncanonical read based off of what it says next and since the act of quoting is treated as content. If you feel strongly about it, I suppose you could bring it up on a policy talk page. Myself, I'm on the run right now czar  16:07, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

commons:File:Brenda at TEDx 2011.JPG[edit]

Hi,

I reverted your “No permission” on this file, based on the results of c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Brenda at TEDx 2011.JPG. Feel free to reopen the deletion request if you have reason to believe this file is not acceptable on Wikimedia Commons.

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 18:30, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Responded at commons:User_talk:Jean-Frédéric#File:Brenda_at_TEDx_2011.JPG czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Greg Wohlwend[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:42, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Love the .gif idea. Hope we can bring more such gifs from now onwards. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:09, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Dharmadhyaksha, I've actually run at least one before (TowerFall) czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
& Threes! too. Coincidently, I saw neither of them while on main page. Liked your idea. It should be used on non-video game hooks too. Biographies can also have it. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 03:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Congrats Czar...[edit]

One of your DYKs is being talked about on the main talk page. Come take a look. GamerPro64 23:50, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

@GamerPro64, oy. czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

College Presidents into leaders[edit]

As far as I know, there is no consensus anywhere. I took the format that was pre-existing and continued/changed it as school titles existed throughout their respective histories. When schools only had presidents, or only chancellors, pretty straightforward. University of North Carolina had both chancellors and presidents in their history, and the title was listed as leaders, so I followed that format.....If you have other suggestions, let me know and we can discuss.....Pvmoutside (talk) 04:22, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

@Pvmoutside, I'm afraid I have to contest those recent changes. "UW–Madison leaders" is far more ambiguous than "Presidents and Chancellors of UW–Madison". I'm not as concerned with UNC (other than precedent), but since I edit in this "UW–Madison leaders" area, I'm going to ask that you revert your changes until there is some consensus to move to "leaders" from "Chancellors and Presidents". czar  17:04, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
I admit the leaders title is ambiguous than Chancellors and Presidents, but the leaders title was used in more than just UNC and the ones I created. There seems to be some sort of consistency rule that at least has the school listed first, and the title listed after. I could change to University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellors and presidents, but that would preclude rectors, principals, or any other title I haven't found yet. We could use presidents and subsume all the other titles in to that. I'll get a couple other people involved with the discussion and we can come up with a consensus......Work with you?.....Pvmoutside (talk) 17:19, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
@Pvmoutside, sure—what would be a suitable talk page for this? Re: rectors and principals, UW–Madison didn't use those, so it wouldn't be a problem. It need not be uniform between all universities since not all universities handle this the same way. czar  17:23, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
It would be nice to limit the titles to two or three........I thought presidents for 1, chancellors for 2, and leaders (for multiple leader titles at the same school) for 3 since they were already used. If we use more, pandoras box opens, and as the lists grow, they get more unwieldy, and more time consuming to fix later. This gives it some direction at least.....The title that everyone sees can be whatever you'd like. I was also trying to cut down on the title verbage instead of having a long title name.Pvmoutside (talk) 17:33, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
(@Pvmoutside) With a name such as Madison's, it's bound to have a long title. "Heads" could be an option in lieu of "leaders". If some schools use "Presidents" instead of "Deans" or something else, I don't think it matters much. The point is to use the terms they use. "Presidents and Chancellors" is not sufficiently unwieldy to preempt the change enacted over the last week. Do you have any objection to me rolling the changes back until we have consensus? czar  17:37, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Nope...go ahead......Hope no one else complains...Someone did contact me to state the title should follow the school, with the title typed in lower case.....Pvmoutside (talk) 18:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
@Pvmoutside, I didn't see contact that on your talk page. Was that somewhere else? czar  18:12, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
It was, and I can't remember who or where it was left.....The note from the interested party said standard format was School, first letter caps, followed by title in lower case..........Pvmoutside (talk) 18:15, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Solipskier[edit]

The article Solipskier you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Solipskier for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Sorry for the wait! ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  14:52, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for CheapyD[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 15:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Asher Vollmer[edit]

Orlady (talk) 14:38, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Puzzlejuice[edit]

Orlady (talk) 14:38, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Adam Saltsman[edit]

Orlady (talk) 02:24, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Blek[edit]

Orlady (talk) 14:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

The Dreft Star Playhouse[edit]

I apologize for my delay in replying to your July 14 comments about my article on The Dreft Star Playhouse. I appreciate your additional feedback and clarification. I have edited the article so that it no longer contains any reference to the program's being rare or unique. I have also added a citation at the end of the sentence that contained the previously unattributed direct quotation. I am still earning about what is expected for articles on Wikipedia. Feedback like yours will help me not only with this article but with others that I write in the future. Thank you. Eddie Blick (talk) 19:13, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

@Teblick, good to know my time was spent wisely. Let me know if you ever need feedback in the future czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
This may not fall under the type of feedback you have in mind, but I wonder if you have any suggestions on stirring some interest among Wikipedia writers and editors with regard to old-time radio. In my approximately seven months on Wikipedia, I have found few people interested in that field of research. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Radio is designated as "semi-active." I put some posts on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Radio in hopes of stirring some interest, but thus far I have seen no responses. Do you have any thoughts in this regard? Eddie Blick (talk) 19:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

My Next Project[edit]

I thought I would spend my spare time on a couple of pages before trying Elysian Shadows again...

I was thinking of working on DC Emulation as my next project, the website has been discussed in a plethora of magazines from gaming magazines like EGM and Edge to main stream magazines like FHM and Power Unlimited.

I found an archive that has scans of all those magazines: http://dcemu.seanbajuice.com/featuredin.htm

The problem is that I only have the name of the magazine and the correlating scan, they did not bother putting the date or the page number.

You mentioned there was a software that could help me fast track print magazine references... help me out.--Cube b3 (talk) 05:07, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

@Czar Anything?--Cube b3 (talk) 23:21, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
@Cube b3, hey, thanks for reaching out. I highly, highly recommend working on articles that already exist and are known to be notable before working on new topics that have the remotest possibility of being deleted. Are you referring to DC emulation as the Dreamcast emulation scene, or a specific website, or what? I didn't see enough to substantiate a WP page about a website by that name. I can go point by point through the seanbajuice, but it's not referring to a single site. If you were to ever use those scans, you would need the basic info, at a minimum: journal name, date, issue number, page number. It's also worth reading the COI guidelines when you have a chance. It advocates for editors to recuse themselves from articles in which they might have a conflict of interest. Since you are at least in part a journalist outside Wikipedia and an advocate of the Dreamcast emulation scene, it may be best for you to work on articles that have little to do directly with that topic. There are still plenty of Sega and related articles to work on outside of that potential conflict of interest. czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was referring to DC Emulation the website. All the scanned articles refer to it. SeanBaJuice is a very old archive of www.dcemulation.org The actual websiteis the biggest community for Dreamcast development. Like Eidollons Inn was used to give birth to Pier Solar, DC Emulation is used for almost all the commercially released independent Dreamcast games. After all, each and every one of those developers are registered on the forum.
Bleem actually was a well known company that declared the community as their official forum back in the day. Rand Linden still visits every now and then.
I think you should check out my page... I will read this COI page but I was a Wikipedian before I became a journalist I was editing Alexy Pajitnov's page and Tetris, when I was discovered by Pakistan's national news paper. So for me a journalist is a Wikipedian. Back on topic I love the Dreamcast more then Sega it is the console I grew up with and I want to create pages for all the new and exciting things that are happening for it. Yes, I am a professional journalist that means I have integrity, check this out:

http://www.seganerds.com/2014/07/08/review-dux-1-0/ http://www.seganerds.com/2014/08/03/review-dux-1-5/

If you search online for the review of Dux or Dux 1.5 you would see indie reviewers trying really hard to write good reviews for this game only to play super nice with the developer, fortunately at Sega Nerds I have the freedom to write honest reviews. So yeah, I am a fan but that doesn't mean my integrity is compromised. If anything it is reinforced because my commitment is to the readers. This is why I am on Wikipedia!
Lastly if I wasn't doing Dreamcast articles I would be doing articles on Pakistani cinema and politics like Cineaste One, Kara Film Festival or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf... whoops these articles are written by me. Should we delete them because I had a press pass at these events and interviewed all the film makers and politicians? Hell, I am not only a supporter of the party but am related to many of the elected officials. What are we going to do? Should we delete Imran Khan's page because I have interviewed him. I'm going to think not, because all these pages are unbiased and backed by secondary references. Yes, they probably need to be wikified and all but I wrote to the best of my ability.
I always write on something I am passionate about, but I have integerity and all the articles I write, I strive to make them with secondary references but sometimes the truth can only be found from the source. I might be getting over emotional after all I still have to read the COI page.
Back on topic what was that digital magazine tool you mentioned earlier?--Cube b3 (talk) 07:39, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
@Cube b3, part of the COI guidelines is acknowledging your affiliation on the related talk pages and recusing yourself when it would interfere with your neutrality. That doesn't block you from working on those articles, but it means that you are encouraged to disclose your closeness to the subject. I recommend that those new to the notability guidelines avoid disappointment by working on established articles that won't be challenged for notability. "DC Emulation" as a site does not appear to be notable, so I recommend working on other things (or on the DC Emulation site on a different Sega wiki). Not sure what you mean by digital magazine tool, but I'd start with the VG reference library, which has a search that covers its subpages (of manually entered listings from magazines). It also lists WP editors who have the magazines and are willing to provide scans of the requested articles. WT:VG can also help find digital versions of old magazines, if you know what you're looking for. czar  15:01, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Early 20th century Wisconsin? I'm down with that[edit]

Our taste in video games is vastly different, but I'm always delighted to see fellow cheeseheads toiling in the trenches of Badger history. My specialties include legislators (especially third-party) and obscure, no-longer-extant towns and settlements. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:37, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

@Orangemike, we should talk about finding primary sources on legislators some time. If you are ever looking for illustrations, I have connections at the UW Archives and Wisconsin Historical Society and can pull some media for your articles. Curious—what's your taste in video games? czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd love for the SWHS (I'm still not reconciled to the name change0 to post high-resolution scans of the various pictures it has of historic Wisconsinites without any bogus attempts to claim copyright on scans of pictures which have been published before. I don't know, for example, whether they have the originals of various pictures used to create the galleries of members and officials in various editions of the Blue Books; or the copies of the Blue Books that were scanned and whose scans are now on the University's website, but which are too low-resolution to enlarge and use in articles. In an ideal universe, I'd love to be a Wikipedian-in-Residence at the Society and do nothing all day but create Wisconsin content and help teach other Wisconsinites (such as at local historical societies) do so.
Oh, and I like turn-based, strategic-level games like Civilization, especially if they can be played solo. I'd love to see computer versions of the long-forgotten SPI games Fall of Rome and even more Empires of the Middle Ages. I despise and am bored out of my mind by twitch games (side-scroll and otherwise), but most especially FPSs. --Orange Mike | Talk 23:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
@Orangemike, the Blue Book photos can be enlarged by the unintuitive rectangles on the left, which is high resolution enough, but I imagine the originals are indeed filed away somewhere and without the print degradation in quality. I can look into it, but let me know if you're looking for specific pictures in high res. And I know the turn-based strategy genre hasn't been quite as prominent as it used to be, but I heard good things about the turn-based tactical XCOM: Enemy Unknown and real-time strategy FTL: Faster Than Light. czar  15:27, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
For many of the pictures, even when enlarged (I find the rectangles intuitive enough), don't have sufficient resolution for my preferences. I'm not looking for specific folks so much as for entire galleries' worth. I'd probably want to start with the 1911 Blue Book because it has all those Milwaukee Socialists from the revolution of 1910: the tire vulcanizer and the cigarmakers and the molder and the sailor and the bookkeeper and the preacher and the rest of them. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:41, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
My bad: the tire vulcanizer wasn't elected until 1918. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:48, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Cuphead[edit]

Ambox warning yellow.svg

The article Cuphead has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Not notable

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. --Jakob (talk) 23:37, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Redirecting PS/PC games to Xbox One lists[edit]

Can you please stop redirecting confirmed Playstation and PC games to List of Xbox One games? I don't understand how that's a placeholder. And if you don't have any content to add I don't see the reason to create the article at all just to make it redirect. You should check out the Purposes of redirects page. WhereAmI (talk) 02:16, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

@WhereAmI, I think you've since answered your own question. I'm aware as to how redirects work. It doesn't help to stub a redirect without providing enough sources to let the stub pass the GNG (usually at least three sources from a WP:VG/RS search), since that leads to unhelpful uses of time such as AfDs about redirects and stubs. czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Re:GI July 2007[edit]

Here is the page you wanted. Game Informer July 2007, issue 171, page 110, no author listed. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 02:38, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

@JimmyBlackwing, appreciated czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Development of Fez[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:52, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Digs[edit]

@Czar Hey, Czar, how's it going! I was wondering if you could help me with Sleeping Dogs (video game) since I really need help with it. Ever since I joined Wiki I have been trying to tackle the article alone but I can't seem to do it by myself wit the amount of experience I have. Is there any way you could help me take it to GA? I know you usually only edit Military Indie games related articles, but this one is rated B class so it should be an easy thing for both of us. What do you think? Thanks for everything in advance, URDNEXT (talk) 12:38, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

@URDNEXT, I'd be interested in the article if I were to have nothing else going on, and I was thinking "yes" when I glanced at this notice on my phone, but I'm kind of put off by the form notice and how it was spammed to several people whose talk pages I watch. (I don't edit military-related articles, and neither does GamerPro64, PresN, or CR4ZE.) Also, it's not going to be an easy job since the article needs a complete overhaul. Gameplay is unsourced and there is almost no Reception (the easiest parts to write for modern games). Several sections are written in WP:PROSELINE and need to be rephrased. The Development section is disjointed and unfinished. And so on. If I worked on it, I'd be starting almost from scratch, for little recognition, and at the expense of prior commitments. (Also {{ping}} only works when you sign the page with four tildes in the same edit, though I get notifications for updates on my talk page.) czar  14:20, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright, then. Sorry. URDNEXT (talk) 14:32, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Do you anyone that could help me? czar  URDNEXT (talk) 14:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
@Czar And wait a second, Sleeping Dogs is no less famous than Fez. In fact, Fez is only famous because of the documentary and the Phil Fish scandal. URDNEXT (talk) 14:36, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
@URDNEXT, I wasn't comparing fame so I'm not sure what you mean. The Sleeping Dogs article gets more than half a million hits a year, so I'd say it's a higher priority than Fez, yes. As for why Fez may be famous, I think you're not giving enough credit to its critical reception, but that's a different topic. The other people you asked may be able to help you. Otherwise, I'd recommend restructuring the article's sections to be similar to Fez's. czar  14:48, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
But please, don't get mad at me. @Czar I just messaged so many people because you never know which one is gonna be able to help, or even respond. URDNEXT (talk) 14:51, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Not mad at all. I know how it is czar  15:00, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
By the way@Czar, what the hell is that picture on the top of your talk page when you post something? A woman in an ad? URDNEXT (talk) 15:02, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
A parable on playing with fire czar  16:03, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
That's genius. czar  URDNEXT (talk) 16:05, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Earthbound move[edit]

Hello. I request your participation on the EarthBound series talk page in regards to the article title. Toasty (talk) 09:57, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Development of Fez GAN[edit]

Hi Czar, I've finished the review and put it on hold. I couldn't find nearly anything wrong with the prose side of things (which explains why the review is a little on the short side) but there are a few concerns in there that needs addressing. It shouldn't be too difficult though. Just letting you know, thanks! Jaguar 15:33, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Cuphead[edit]

Thanks for improving this article. It's now in a much better state. --Jakob (talk) 01:27, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Saints Row: The Third downloadable content[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Enter the Dominatrix[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:54, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mikengreg[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:38, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Solipskier[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:39, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Gasketball[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:39, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Edge[edit]

I'm not sure if you're still watching this, but if you'd give it a glance, I've now taken a direct stab at it myself at the draft page. Please see this section on the talk page. I don't promise it's perfect, but I got the primary sources out... -- ferret (talk) 02:04, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Crawl[edit]

Czar, I've changed the templates at the top of Crawl (video game) to recommend Australian English/dates. Its an Australian developed game and I think it helps balance Wikipedia(Northern hemisphere bias etc) if we use the author's date/language in the article.

Regarding ferret's post above, I recommend having a look as he/she has done a great job on it. - X201 (talk) 08:41, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I would contest that the developer's nationality constitutes strong national ties (especially when it's the article's only connection to Australia), so I have reverted to retain the original date format. In the future, those significant changes should not be marked as minor. czar  11:43, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Development of Fez[edit]

The article Development of Fez you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Development of Fez for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 10:22, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Gasketball[edit]

The article Gasketball you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Gasketball for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 10:22, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Development of Deus Ex[edit]

The article Development of Deus Ex you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Development of Deus Ex for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ProtoDrake -- ProtoDrake (talk) 13:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Nice article! Asdklf; (talk) 06:11, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Yo[edit]

Do you mind if I ask you where you find the articles you edit? It seems that you're always working on like 20 articles at the same time. URDNEXT (talk) 19:12, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@URDNEXT, I keep a running backlog of the things I want to edit, so that in addition to my watchlist gives me a nearly endless list. For video games in specific, I recommend Polygon as a good place to find new topics (though I wouldn't start a new article without a variety of unique sources). Recently I've been working on GAs but I plan to do more vital and in-depth FA-quality articles in the future. czar  01:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Anytime you tackle a new article, hit me up! I'm craving work with other editors. URDNEXT (talk) 02:04, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Silent Hills article[edit]

Czar, a page was recently created for Silent Hills. I have reverted it to the original redirect for the same reason there is not article for Rise of the Tomb Raider article. Would you mind taking a look to see if I made the right edit. Thanks. Chambr (talk) 04:16, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@Chambr, looks good—the section just needs refs now czar  01:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image[edit]

If you're going to delete articles, you might as well delete the images involved too. -- Matthew - (talk · userpage · contributions) 18:49, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

@MatthewHoobin, the images sit for a week before they are deleted and it's customary to send a notification to alert the uploader czar  01:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

True, but you've managed to crush the articles concering the horrid Phoenix Games group, so I give up. Maybe at some point, some reliable sources will cover the company and its travesties that they call games. I just found it strange that there's very little coverage of such an awful line-up of video games, and I thought if it was brought to this, the sixth most visited site according to Alexa Internet, maybe someone would look into it and shed some light on it. But for now, it'll stay as a single page and wait until more information comes sometime in the future. -- Matthew - (talk · userpage · contributions) 03:53, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

I look forward to the day when the company and its games have enough reliable sourcing (esp. from established video game sources) to meet the general notability guideline for inclusion, but as we've found, for now, they don't. Please let me know if new sources show in the future czar  03:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Why is it that blogs aren't reliable sources? Is it because it can just be written by anyone and thus the blogger could be lying? Also, would Cracked.com be considered reliable? I found something regarding Phoenix on the site here. -- Matthew - (talk · userpage · contributions) 20:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

@MatthewHoobin, this section has the answer to that question, and the rest of that page is worthwhile reading. It's more about editorial trust than worrying about deliberate lies. WP:RSN is the place to ask about source reliability. A RSN search for "cracked.com" shows multiple threads about why the site isn't considered reliable. czar  20:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hey man! How's it going? URDNEXT (talk) 01:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Good and hopefully the same for you. I'm taking a stab at the Sleeping Dogs DLC section—left a note at Talk:Sleeping Dogs (video game) czar  01:30, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for helping out the article! I tried doing the DLC in the past but as you could see, The results weren't quite as good as I hoped. URDNEXT (talk) 01:36, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Well...[edit]

I started typing my message... but got distracted by trying to understand the message your editnotice is trying to convey.

What are your thoughts about adminship? ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

They are many. If you meant for me, I'd really like to close more AfDs and I think I've shown sufficient clue, but I hesitate at the trial by fire, of course czar  04:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, lemme know when you're done hesitating and I will be more than happy to nominate you (if you want me to)! :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  05:14, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Oops[edit]

Sorry I didn't mean to revert your edits on Phil Fish - I think it was a mis-click, I can't remember what happened!! Jaguar 14:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@Jaguar, no problem at all, especially when you revert it yourself! czar  23:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Polygon (website)[edit]

The article Polygon (website) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Polygon (website) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Ugog Nizdast -- Ugog Nizdast (talk) 12:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

FA[edit]

Hey Czar, how's it going! I was wondering if you'd mind helping me and Tezero take Sleeping Dogs to FA? The only thing the article really needs is rephrasing/rewriting because of some prose issues. Thanks! URDNEXT (talk) 16:00, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Czar URDNEXT (talk) 23:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Replied on URDNEXT's talk czar  23:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Mikengreg[edit]

The article Mikengreg you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Mikengreg for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tezero -- Tezero (talk) 02:02, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Telengard[edit]

Thanks for your interest at the Telengard article. You are right that some of the sources didn't meet WP:RS standards. I wouldn't mind getting the article to GA status, but I haven't really worked in the video game realm here, so I'm not that familiar with the ins and outs of WP:VG/RS and what else is needed to get a video game article to GA status. If you have the time and inclination, please feel free to dig in! Thanks! Airborne84 (talk) 16:20, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

@Airborne84, the article's in pretty great shape. I was thinking about fixing up the odds and ends and prepping it for GA. Would you be interested? We can work things out on the article talk page. Do you have any more print reviews or general coverage of the game? czar  16:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I don't have more on Telengard. I think I've found most of the coverage that's available online, to include stored versions of early reviews in Computer Gaming World (although there may be other ways of searching for coverage that I don't know about). There are a few very brief mentions in a couple of other Computer Gaming World's, but they didn't appear to add anything substantive. As you are the expert in this area, I'll defer to your judgment. Please advise on the talk page how I can be of assistance. Thanks!! Airborne84 (talk) 17:35, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Greg Wohlwend[edit]

The article Greg Wohlwend you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Greg Wohlwend for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 17:04, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Saints Row: The Third downloadable content[edit]

The article Saints Row: The Third downloadable content you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Saints Row: The Third downloadable content for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 18:45, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

FTCs and such[edit]

I see that you have two GTCs up for review. Its always good to see more topics be made. Anyway, if you can get a chance to, would you mind reviewing the other nominations that are up there as well? It would be helpful to keep the process flowing. GamerPro64 18:55, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Just letting you know that this isn't necessary. Also, I'm letting this go for this one time but could you make the FTC when everything is in order? I mean, its harmless for the time being but its like making a topic before having its nomination finalized. Or basically putting a bronze star on an article that doesn't meet requirements. GamerPro64 23:44, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
@GamerPro64, I was just prepping it while I had the time. I didn't submit it for anything or link it anywhere. Didn't think it would bother anyone nor did I think it was anything like your analogy. I'll move it to userspace. By the way, I checked out those other noms. czar  23:48, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for looking at the other nominations. And, like I said, I was okay with doing that this time. But mostly a talk page for nominations don't usually happen. That's for the topics themselves. Just trying to keep Featured Topics spic and in order. GamerPro64 23:50, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Czar, about that topic: it's kinda weird (IMHO) to have "Greg" as the topic, but Mikengreg not in the articles; it literally has his name in it... I can understand the other three "Related" links in Template:Greg Wohlwend but I'm pretty sure the inclusion of Mikengreg is going to come up if you submit that topic for review. I assume you've already thought about it though. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:59, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
@Salvidrim!, yeah, I wasn't sure how to handle it, but I thought the current way was best. I bought it to Wikipedia_talk:Featured_topic_questions#Greg_Wohlwend_topic if you have any ideas czar  00:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Images[edit]

What do you think of the new images I added to the Gameplay/Development sections? Hope it's good enough for FA. URDNEXT (talk) 22:28, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Czar URDNEXT (talk) 00:32, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Responded on talk page czar  13:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

On video games and FPCs[edit]

So I finally got around to looking at some images you've uploaded that might be FP material. Looking throughout, File:Rymdkapsel screenshot 3.png looks to be one to get some traction. Certainly caught my eye when I saw it on its respected articles page. GamerPro64 22:36, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

@GamerPro64, thanks! Any other ideas? I'm submitting a batch soon czar  02:32, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
The gameplay screenshots from Gasketball might work out too. GamerPro64 14:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

URGENT HELP[edit]

I just created the page [1] for the nomination but I fucked up the proccess and now the page looks like crap. Please help me! URDNEXT (talk) 02:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

@URDNEXT, all good czar  02:32, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! URDNEXT (talk) 17:16, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
By the way, where to we go now with the DYK nomination? And also, I just finished the first paragraph of my draft for the development section, so that should be showing up soon. URDNEXT (talk) 17:22, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
I cleaned it up and listed it at WP:DYKN so now we wait. Let me know about the draft, but if it isn't finished soon, I likely won't have time until the weekend to keep going czar  17:47, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
It's in here User:URDNEXT/sandbox in the first paragraph. URDNEXT (talk) 17:49, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Wipeout development[edit]

Hi Czar. If you have the time, what do you think about the new development section of Wipeout? Writing development sections are my weakest points, and I know that you have created articles on development of games alone. I'm halfway through the GAN, so I should hopefully address all of the problems soon. Regards Jaguar 20:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Replied at GAN czar  00:26, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

A page you started (Development of Mother 3) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Development of Mother 3, Czar!

Wikipedia editor Upjav just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

I don't know why this was the oldest unreviewed article in the New Pages queue, but it looks great! Thank you for you contributions. :D

To reply, leave a comment on Upjav's talk page.

Learn more about page curation.

Marcus Lindblom[edit]

It isn't really an issue of reference formats when stuff that isn't "References" is under a header of the name, eh? —innotata 03:56, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I typically format my ref section as "Notes and references". Not sure where the "Notes and" went. Thanks for the edit czar  03:58, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, makes sense :) —innotata 04:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Puzzlejuice[edit]

The article Puzzlejuice you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Puzzlejuice for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of J Milburn -- J Milburn (talk) 17:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

FU3 FAC[edit]

I've responded at the Flight Unlimited III nomination page. Your input is welcome. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 19:29, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Cuphead[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:27, 1 September 2014 (UTC) 12:03, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Mother/EarthBound[edit]

WTG on all of the editing of these articles. I've been meaning to go back to them, but fixing a lot of the problems the Mother 3 article had was such an intimidating and time-consuming practice. Development of Mother 3 is a much more effective way of covering EarthBound 64, too.

Speaking of DoM3, I was thinking about making a category for articles about the development of specific video games, but I can't think of the way to title the category in the state I am in. I think it would be really valuable to find that kind of content without having to deal with general video game development content. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 12:24, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm planning to keep going, if you can help me figure out what to do with the character and composer articles. I thought about the "development of specific video games" cat too and that was the best I could do with a title... so I just left them in the main category and made sure the others were sorted in the same place. czar  12:38, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Eh, I saw that some similar cats exist so I just went for it czar  12:39, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
I'd love to help w/ the characters, but at present my ability to edit the Wiki is limited until I can work enough to get cushion money. As for the character articles, I would say Mr. Saturn just needs to be cleaned up; it's recent, and so I got most of the good sources that are out there. The Giygas article needs a lot more cleanup and a lot of trimming (trimming's always been one of my weakness!), and Lucas... I would love to see his article stay, but it feels very light, content-wise, and I don't think that there are that many sources not yet used in it. I could be wrong, of course. Ness is definitely good; not aa-is, but I've found a ton of sources that are not yet used, so Ness should probably have enough by the end of the day. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 20:29, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
@New Age Retro Hippie, trimming is my specialty. I was particularly worried about Lucas's sourcing... how would you feel about a merge? Everything necessary about his (apparently singular now) appearance in the SSB series can fit into the Mother 3 Legacy section. I can take care of the rest, I think, though I'd be curious if you have any more sources collected on Giygas. czar  02:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not so sure that I have that many more sources on Giygas; I MIGHT have one more, but it seems like it's buried in a lot of different documents. Though I think that Giygas is, if only barely, above the threshold of notability. As for Lucas, I might have to support its merger. I was holding out hope that maybe Mother 3 would see some increased attention, or even if Lucas came back for Smash 4 it might have inspired people to give him a legitimate analysis of the character. Alas, no such luck. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 03:09, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

It passed[edit]

The DYK nomination passed! Now, since I'm new to the proccess, what happens to the hook now? Does it go straight to the main page? URDNEXT (talk) 22:07, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Yep! It sits until a second reviewer puts it in the queue and then it goes to the front page. You'll get a talk page note from a bot (see my note about Cuphead above) when it goes live. czar  02:51, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Enter the Dominatrix[edit]

The article Enter the Dominatrix you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Enter the Dominatrix for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Red Phoenix -- Red Phoenix (talk) 02:42, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for EarthBound[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC) 12:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for EarthBound fandom[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC) 12:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mother 3 fan translation[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC) 12:05, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Marcus Lindblom[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC) 12:05, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Crawl (video game)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The draft is complete[edit]

Czar So where are we going now with it? URDNEXT (talk) 23:12, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

@URDNEXT, I'm finishing some overdue reviews right now and I was planning to look at it next czar  23:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good for me. Do you have an idea of when you're gonna be done with the reviews? Just a curiosity. Sherlock Holmes (talk) 23:29, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Hopefully not longer than a few hours czar  23:33, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Great! Just a reminder, if you could, please do a copy editing on the last paragraph of the development section (not design), as it's not that fluid prose-wise. Also, we need clear objectives in order to get the article to FA. I think we could even ship it tomorrow, if we do it right. Sherlock Holmes (talk) 23:37, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
That may be wishful thinking, but either way, let's keep this to the article's talk page. If you ping me there, it all goes to the same place, but it's better to keep all the dialogue together czar  23:39, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Doing it right now. Sherlock Holmes (talk) 23:41, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sleeping Dogs (video game)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:07, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hohokum[edit]

The article Hohokum you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Hohokum for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 19:43, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Book:Greg Wohlwend[edit]

See Help:Books/for experts#Saving books. The pdf renderer is picky about how you format articles. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 16:40, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Discussed at Book talk:Greg Wohlwend czar  14:34, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Nidhogg (video game)[edit]

The article Nidhogg (video game) you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Nidhogg (video game) for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tezero -- Tezero (talk) 03:22, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Dogs goals[edit]

Hey Czar, I wrote this list of things that can be useful to the article: - Alt caption for synopsis and design pics, elaborate more about the definitive edition on marketing and release, and to mention purchasing vehicles, Shooting and Driving, action hijack in the gameplay section. Overall, I believe if we get this out of the way, we can get to FA easily coverage-wise. Is there any way you could incoporate this in the article? URDNEXT (talk) 00:07, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

@Czar URDNEXT (talk) 12:23, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Moved discussion to the talk page to keep everything together czar  14:34, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Development of Mother 3[edit]

The article Development of Mother 3 you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Development of Mother 3 for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 15:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines[edit]

Per your comments at the GA I'd appreciate your input on the article. David Mulich has confirmed he has another interview due soon so I may be able to expand it somewhat, but I'd like to get it into a state for FA in between working on this and trying to get the Joker to GA. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 19:11, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

@Darkwarriorblake, sure, let me know how I can be useful. I think my GAN comments (outside the GAN scope) would be a good place to start, as general concerns czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Rymdkapsel[edit]

The article Rymdkapsel you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Rymdkapsel for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jaguar -- Jaguar (talk) 15:03, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Helen C. White[edit]

The article Helen C. White you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Helen C. White for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Cwmhiraeth -- Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:22, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Project M (mod)[edit]

Hey, this is a page New Age Retro Hippie and I were working on pretty heavily a few months ago and just kind of... stopped with because we weren't sure where to go and he was largely inactive. I suggested recently that we take it to GAN because there's little to nothing reliable that isn't included, but I did have a question he couldn't answer and thought you might be able to: should Gameplay go into more detail? There could possibly be a brief summary of Melee's or Brawl's gameplay, but if so, how brief, and would it constitute OR to extend these details to Project M when they aren't covered by summaries of it? As far as I've seen, the reviews are generally just... well, how they usually are for fangames and mods: lauding how cool it is that fans do this thing without actually saying much. Tezero (talk) 21:27, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Moved to article talk page czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Come on[edit]

Czar And ride the bandwagon. The party just got started at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Sleeping Dogs (video game)/archive1. URDNEXT (talk) 22:48, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Party may have started a little too early, but let's see how I can help czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Selfie Slam is incomplete[edit]

Hi. The article is incomplete to improve this section. Can you help me? Thanks. MandatoryTeaser (talk) 00:46, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Replied on article talk page and AfD nom czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

FTC/GTC reviewing[edit]

Since you made three GTCs recently, I'm wondering if you would be able to review some of the other nominations on the board. Just to help get a consensus for them made. GamerPro64 22:06, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Did a few and got lost when checking the scope of those boat noms. Will do more if I have time later. Let me know if you need feedback on one in particular czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Dogs[edit]

Can you take a look at the imaage I dropped in the FAC? I hope it meets the cruteria. URDNEXT (talk) 23:14, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Looks good, but you need a fair use rationale like the ones on the other filepages czar  00:18, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Can you write one? URDNEXT (talk) 00:22, 23 September 2014 (UTC)