User talk:Fireball24fire

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March 2014[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In one of your recent edits, you added links to an article which did not add content or meaning, or repeated the same link several times throughout the article. Please see Wikipedia's guideline on links to avoid overlinking. Thank you. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 15:06, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


Please refrain from uploading new versions of copyrighted images that don't need to be updated in the first place. This isn't Mario Wiki. This includes Lakitu.png and of the Koopalings. Just because there are now Mario Kart 8 versions of character art doesn't mean they should be uploaded to Wikipedia. In both cases, the former art is a better depiction of the characters. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 16:25, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I know you're User:22dragon22burn, and you re-uploaded File:Bower Castle Starting Line even though it was deleted last year under a different name. The image was a poor representation of Lakitu then, and it still is now. If you keep uploading these kinds of images, I'm going to have to get an admin involved. Consider this your last warning. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 16:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


You have been blocked for 3 days due to repeated uploading of excessive/unnecessary non-free images. I given you a lot of chances on this, and you've made no effort at all. When you come back, please either read the image policy, or ask myself or Thomas for help. Sergecross73 msg me 10:27, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Okay, so, just after you get blocked for making bad choices with images, you go and make an image change for something that already had a more than sufficient image? You're now blocked for 2 weeks, because you just got blocked for this sort of thing. Stop making unnecessary changes to images. Sergecross73 msg me 16:57, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
I disagree on that! I want to make it better! I'm just trying to help! Fireball24fire (talk) 17:33, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
This is the first time you have ever directly responded to Serge or me. The problem is you keep adding non-free images to articles that simply aren't necessary. They're not informative to the reader, they're decorative. Why did you think that the Mario Kart 8 title screen was a better alternative than the existing screenshot in Glossary of video game terms? What did it add that the previous one didn't? Do you need to show that Koopalings ride carts in Mario Kart 8? Do you need a whole screenshot to show that Lakitu is a referee in Mario Kart games? No, because these things can easily be described in text. Images should serve as visual examples of concepts, like a game's art style, not individual things. If you truly want to help, then you need to show better judgement in the images you provide. Until you start listening to us when we tell you that your images are bad, your block will likely not be lifted. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 17:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
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Block message:

Autoblocked because your IP address was recently used by "Fireball24fire". The reason given for Fireball24fire's block is: "Disruptive editing".

Decline reason:

You have not been autoblocked. However, you have been blocked directly as stated in your block log. Since you have not provided a reason for being unblocked, your request has been declined. You may provide a reason for being unblocked by adding {{unblock | your reason here}} to the bottom of your talk page, but you should read our guide to appealing blocks first.
I agree with you! I'll listen and help! Fireball24fire (talk) 18:33, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay, let's start with your reason you were blocked. You made an unnecessary image change - there was an image already present that worked just fine. Despite this, you added your own image in. What is your explanation for this? Sergecross73 msg me 19:29, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
I realized that I can use images on current items, not my own so, I decided to delete the images I don't have on the wiki. Also, I learned a valuable lesson on uploading images. Don't add unneeded images unless you say so. That is my reason. Fireball24fire (talk) 20:21, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
The question was why did you change the image on Glossary of video game terms to a Mario Kart 8 image. We know that you marked the image for deletion after I removed it from the article. But why did you put it in to begin with? --ThomasO1989 (talk) 20:53, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Because it has a title screen! All games have that! Therefore, it counts as a title screen. Fireball24fire (talk) 21:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
But you had replaced an existing image of a title screen. Why was the Mario Kart 8 one the better alternative? --ThomasO1989 (talk) 21:22, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Because it has a character and after all, a title screen must have a character. Fireball24fire (talk) 22:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
According to whom? There are plenty of games that do not have characters on their title screens. Are you saying that the image you replaced was not really a title screen because it had no characters in it?
The point I'm getting at is that you changed the image simply because it had characters in it, a purely aesthetic reason. The definition of a title screen does not mention the presence of characters. So changing the image for this reason is unnecessary. The existing screenshot already provides a visual example of a title screen. When you change images simply because one is better looking than the original (keep in mind that "better looking" does not imply "higher quality") it is disruptive. --ThomasO1989 (talk) 22:47, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
In the title for Mario Kart 8, it has the Koopalings. So, that's why! Fireball24fire (talk) 23:15, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Why what? I don't follow your reasoning. Do you understand why "The Mario Kart 8 title screen has the Koopalings!" does not make it a better alternative to the OpenArena title screen image in the article? --ThomasO1989 (talk) 00:13, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, as Thomas says, having characters in the title screen doesn't make it a better image, and the fact that it is a centerpiece of your defense makes me think you haven't made any sort of effort to learn Wikipedia's image policy. It just looks like you're going out of your way to force your images into articles (Or Mario related images? Or both?) in places that don't need images. Sergecross73 msg me 01:33, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
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Request reason:

Just give me one last chance!

Decline reason:

Your current block is only two weeks long, so you can have another chance at editing when it expires. In the meantime I suggest you think very carefully about the image policy and why what you've said above doesn't justify your edits. If you still can't see why, maybe it would be a good idea to spend a little while editing in areas other than images when you're no longer blocked, and only come back to this later. Olaf Davis (talk) 11:22, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

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