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I am not sure about this...[edit]

... but user Tripple-ddd was switching on my alarm bells. Especially a 145k edit WARNING WARNING make me think of our friend NYCSlover. What do you think? False alarm? The Banner talk 20:48, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't recall a previous sock of his engaging in actual discussion (see WT:VG), so I'm leaning towards the large edits being a coincidence in this case. Time will no doubt tell. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:32, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
True. We have to wait. The Banner talk 21:58, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Did those old socks have a major issue with moving pages? Because Tripple-ddd has a bad habit of moving things to completely inappropriate places (putting that article in user space, for example), and then shunting them to several different places (and across namespaces), making it hard to actually work out what was going on. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 22:29, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Not that I know. It was the combination of a massive edit and the addition of a huge amount of links to disambiguation pages that set off my alarm bells. The Banner talk 10:32, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Scan req[edit]

Hey Sal—any chance I could get a scan of the Yoshi's Island playback in Nintendo Power #273, November 2011? czar  00:23, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I'll try to get this for ya yesterday! ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  00:58, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
  • LOL! As it happens, my copy of it (and most later NP issues) is still sealed: . Don't worry though, I don't think there is any value to be gained by keeping them sealed. I'll open it tommorow at work and scan it for you. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  05:07, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
I have it with me, I'll get scans in a couple of hours. Czar, do you prefer sending me an e-mail I can reply to, or do you want me to upload the pages on Imgur? ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:08, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Whatever works for you (sent an email), but I prefer Dropbox/download links over attachments. Thanks! czar  17:11, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Re: the Mario project, are you into any of those five? How about any of the others? The five I listed at WTVG were the ones I thought would be closest to GA with just a bit of cleanup. I was planning to do SMB2 (since I have the sourcing from The Lost Levels research) and the three Land games next (most in need of a rewrite and I'd be starting from scratch anyway) but I don't know what best suits your style. What would you like? czar  03:03, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • I've never been a very good prose composer; even then, I'm better at de-stubifying small articles up to B or C than taking potable articles across the GA treshold. What articles exactly would you defined as part of the proposed GT's topic? ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  03:09, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
The Template:Mario franchise games listed under Super Mario series would be the GT scope, I think. It also will be easier to work on SML1 through 3 at once since the sources are going to overlap, but if you're excited about that one, go for it. Another option if you're into the source stuff would be helping me compile all the print coverage for those three and then I can handle the prose. (Though I think the only way to get better at it is indeed to try) czar  13:29, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Super Mario (series) will be one helluva beast too! I've always been more of a copyeditor/wikifier than a writer, but I guess if I'm gonna pull my weight around here I have to get down and dirty sometimes. :p ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  14:21, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Anything good in this Player One review (p. 15)? Could you perhaps translate a quote or two of anything that might be worth paraphrasing/including? czar  03:34, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Here's the full translation:
The friend of kids is back... on Game boy!

Mario, worlwide star of video gaming, cherished child of Nintendo, discovers with joy a new playground: the Game Boy.
Mario goes to rescue Princess Daisy, held captive by the infamous Tatanga. This adventure of our favorite plumber is specially designed for the Game Boy. As was the case in the first Super Mario game, numerous options are hidden in the background -- gold pieces, invincibility stars, and secret passages or shortcuts. From mushrooms to become Super Mario to flowers to make him ferocious, nothing is forgotten and our hero remains likeable.
On the graphics side, we can't expect miracles on a liquid crystal screen. However, the result is very fine, and the Mario Bros. universe is respected. The musique is sublime, different for each world, it's a blast in stereo. Super Mario Land is a masterpiece, as playable as on a normal console and with a practically unlimited lifetime. It takes its place as the pinnacle of portable video gaming. To be consumed via carry-out or on-the-spot...

The scores in the little red box: Graphics: 85% - Sound: 90% - Lifetime: 95% - Player fun (duh!): 100%.
Hope it helps! :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  03:54, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks! That last part makes for a good quote. Also found a review in Tilt (pp. 87–88). Anything good? czar  14:10, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Somehow I had completely missed this message!! Sorry!
Super Marioland

Game Boy, Nintendo cartridge
Mario's new adventure starts in Egypt, where you explore a pyramid, and continues throughout the world. Every ingredient which made the success of this series is present in this version: bonuses, hidden rooms and secret passages. Nintendo's most famous hero had to be present for the Game Boy's launch. Most of the levels are inspired in great part from Super Mario Bros., but there are also interesting innovations such as shoot-'em-up sequences where Mario pilots an airplane or a submarine. This game draws us in immediately and once again, we are seduced by the flexibility and precision of the controls. Essential.

Author: Alain Huyghues-Lacour
Scores - Interest: 18 | Graphics: 5 stars | Animation: 5 stars | Sound: 4 stars | Price: B
Hope it helps, Czar! :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  19:05, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Really appreciate it. Would you have any ideas what the ratings are out of? Is there no cumulative assessment? I can't find a key for what interest or price means (I'm guessing it means what it implies directly to the reviewer). There's also a little white star next to the title—not sure if that signifies anything. The following review list had "avis" with quality words like bof/a connaitre/hit, which I translated as whatever/a must/a hit, but I didn't see anything like that in the previous section with actual reviews. czar  20:13, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
There's no explicit explanation.
  • Interest seems to be out of 20
  • Stars seem to go from "-" (equivalent to N/A) to 6 stars but it's not mentioned if it's out of 6 or if it could go higher
  • Price seems to be A-B-C-D-E (assuming A is "better"), but it's not clear if it ranks Price or Price-in-relation-to-quality. Judging from Supertrux's short-form review, it's pretty likely Price by itself that is measured, because it says "it may be cheap, but IT SUCKS ASS", but still got an A for price.
  • The white star in the blue square does have an explanation: "The [star symbol] indicates that another version of this software was tested in a previous issues Hits column." -- I don't think there were any other versions of SML at that point, and in the review they refer to it as "this version", so they're probably referring to SMB as the "other version".
  • "Bof!" = Meh, whatever | "À connaître" = To discover | "HIT" = You take a guess! -- This table is basically a list of shorter reviews, with some comments on the right. Roughly analoguous to modern "drop, rent or buy" tags appended to some game reviews.
Lemme know if there's anything else! :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:13, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Forgot to ping you Czar, so dunno if you've seen my reply. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:48, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Favourite Video Games[edit]

Hello, fellow Nintendo fan. How are you, sir? I just came by to ask your favourite (I am American, but I am using Canadian spelling here) video games. Mine include (but are not limited to) Super Mario Bros., Excitebike, Yoshi's Cookie, too many to name. I saw the trouble that some unregistered Wikipedian caused when he made up all those fake video game articles and templates. Some people never learn! Anyway, I won't bother you. Take care.—Bde1982 22:56, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

--L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 03:50, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Hehe, thanks! I'm not sure that my work can really be called underappareciated -- most days I feel like I don't do much at all on here compared to others. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  03:57, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


...for the update. BMK (talk) 15:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Believe me, this is something I wish I could've avoided by virtue of the thing not existing at all in the first place. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:59, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Me too. And thanks for the page protection and rev-del. I just about to post a request at RFPP. BMK (talk) 21:33, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
*shrugs* People suck. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  21:37, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
"I love humanity, it's people I can't stand." BMK (talk) 21:44, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Human interaction is a nice concept but in practice it's a goddamn mess. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  21:56, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for deleting the excess page that I accidentally made in my botched move out of draft space, haha. Sergecross73 msg me 15:51, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Pagemoves sometimes trip me up too, don't sweat it. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:59, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

May I ask for assistance again?[edit]

I think it would be a good idea to semi my talk page. Thanks. BMK (talk) 23:27, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

I was just thinking the same. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:37, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! BMK (talk) 23:44, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict)If BMK would behave, this action would not be required. (talk) 23:42, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Whatever you say. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:45, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
IP is an open proxy, per his statement here, and WP:Open proxy detection, so a block would seem to be in order. BMK (talk) 23:50, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. BMK (talk) 23:53, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── You're going to get awfully tired of hearing from me. Our friend just hit User:Beyond My Ken/thoughts. Could you protect it please? And if you have the time and inclination, perhaps you can just protect all the files in my userspace, there aren't many of them. I'd appreciate it. BMK (talk) 00:44, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

this should Yes check.svg do the trick. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  01:04, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks! BMK (talk) 01:48, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── is our guy as well. BMK (talk) 07:41, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

  • you can tell from his puerile and adolescent edits on this page. Also as well. Somehow Kumioko (for that is who this editor is) seems to think it's clever to be able to edit from numerous IPs. In reality, it's the kind of "cleverness" shown by those lacking in the ability to co-exist with other humans.We call these people "sociopaths", and we either pity them, or incarcerate them. BMK (talk) 07:50, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Mostly it's a feeling: I've been the target of attacks by Kumioko before, and these fit the profile - the technical abilility, the nature of the comments and edit summaries, the sociopathy of it all. True, Kumioko does have a tendency to brag about his "accomplishments", and this vandal has not, so far, done that explicitly. It is possible that it's not Kumioko? Sure, very possible, but that's how I feel it "in my bones". Mostly, though, it really doesn't matter. Kumioko's done this kind of thing and worse, so it's not as if I'm maligning him by ascribing the attacks to him. He's already banned, so there's no administrative purpose in investigating further to see if it is him or not. The open proxies get blocked because they're open proxies. So... until I see some evidence that convinces me otherwise, I'm going with my gut here. BMK (talk) 22:45, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
    • I understand that is your feeling based on your experience, but I'd hope that a little good faith could be extended to Kumioko because I've spent some time talking to him and working with him and I think that if people gave him a chance and were a little less discouraging to him then he could be a very productive editor to the project and he has the potential to be a net gain. I know he has made some mistakes and done some stupid stuff and whatnot, but I think if he could truly get a clean start with a good mentor, he'd be an asset. I understand if you're hesitant to give him the benefit of that doubt, and I know you've had your own share of disagreements as have I. I'd also like to see Δ possibly come back at some point, despite the fact that he can be very difficult for some editors to work with (because he communicates worse than I do, if that's even possible), but he makes a very good technical editor. Anyways, I guess my point is that despite being banned, we shouldn't pile on someone for something we have no evidence that they did because they may actually have learned their lesson and be trying to rehabilitate and get a clean start. :) — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 00:16, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • With respect, people have already tried that with Kumioko in a couple of places - not just here on Wikipedia. For whatever reason, he went off the rails and is now a completely unproductive editor for the most part. He starts off being productive, but quickly becomes bitter and it just deteriorates rapidly from there. Whilst I have no idea if this is Kumioko myself (I doubt they're the only banned editor with a grudge against BMK and Wikipedia in general), there is no question that whoever is behind these IP attacks needs to find something better to do. Lukeno94 (tell Luke off here) 00:24, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • What he said. Kumioko (whether or not he's my current nemesis) long ago used up any AGF I might have had in reserve. BMK (talk) 01:08, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── In case you were wondering, Kumioko's edits don't make me mad, they make me a little sad that an intelligent and resourceful person could descend so far as to think that replacing an editor's name with "Cunt" is something that anybody on Wikipedia would find of value. Here was a guy who was once a productive contributor who, through his own actions, has became a common, ordinary vandal - and not even an interesting one. I'm sure there are explanations for this in his real life, but I'm not going to go into that now. I suppose he's attempting to become "Wikipedia's greatest vandal", or something trivial like that, but what a disappointment.BMK (talk) 08:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Incidentally, after you read the previous two messages from me, feel free to revert back to a pervious version of the talk page if you'd rather not have it strewn with Kumioko's "cunt"s BMK (talk) 08:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Fucking hell... ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:07, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
I would blank it all but for the sake of clarity I prefer cleanup + revdel. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:23, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
That must have been a pain in the neck. BMK (talk) 21:29, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
I think you missed one - the edit summary at 03:52, 11 May 2015. BMK (talk) 22:54, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I tried clearing as little as possible but missed this one. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:13, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Kumioko has just contacted me via IRC and asked me to pass on the message that the IP in question isn't him. The IP address he's using for IRC is currently blocked, and isn't the IP address in question here, beyond that, I can't confirm or deny the accuracy of his message. Nick (talk) 00:08, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

That's interesting, because just today I started having the sense that it wasn't him - a combination of the bland monotony of the edits, which is unlike Kumioko's style, and the fact that today's IP had made some article edits which didn't seem as if they were in K's wheelhouse. Since it doesn't really make much difference one way or the other -- the edits are what the edits are -- I plan to stop referring to the vandal as "Kumioko", barring some other evidence which would change my mind. @Nick:, if you want to pass that on to him, it's fine with me. BMK (talk) 00:16, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Returning sock[edit]

When you are online next can you take a look at Gdteda (talk · contribs), the latest sock of Adityashashtri? Thanks. Abecedare (talk) 15:42, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

Hey can you look at my talkpage history?[edit]

Need a NLT block on a sockpuppet account. see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Croonerman if you feel spi froggy but the legal threat is enough. I think this is the third version of this threat. It's also petty idea to look at the history and behavior of the master. Edit summaries are your friend lol. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 23:00, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  23:15, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Cada mori[edit]

Hi Salvidrim!. This is a courtesy notification of an unblock discussion going on with regards to Cada mori. I will likely be unblocking the account, and seeing as you are the blocking admin I wanted to make you aware in case you have anything to add. Best, Tiptoety talk 20:59, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the courtesy notification (blocking with the SPI Helper Script doesn't add user talk pages to my Watchlist). Of course I trust your judgement fully in this matter. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  21:07, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:David D. Demarest[edit]

Hello, Salvidrim!. It has been over six months since you last edited your WP:AFC draft article submission, entitled "David D. Demarest".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. HasteurBot (talk) 18:02, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Thomas Anderson[edit]

Hello, Salvidrim!. It has been over six months since you last edited your WP:AFC draft article submission, entitled "Thomas Anderson".

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. HasteurBot (talk) 22:01, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Carbon Casca[edit]

Who ever created this previous page wasn't professional, Carbon Casca is a Mosotho producer respected nationally in Lesotho so i dont understand why you deleted thepage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohloboli (talkcontribs) 11:34, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

  • I invite you to use the Wikipedia:Article wizard to create a new draft of an article about Carbon Casca, so it can be reviewed before being published. Please make sure to include links to media coverage of the subject. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  11:40, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Matt Furniss page, deleted?[edit]

Hi Salvidrim,

It was brought to my attention by one of my fans that the Wikipedia page about me was deleted.

Could you please restore the page? I have a fairly large body of work and interview references in the page which video game music enthusiasts use for research.

You can reach my directly at

Many thanks.

Matt. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:48, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Done. There was a discussion that led to its deletion, so be aware that since I have restored, there may be further discussion and someone else might find that there is consensus amongst editors to redelete it. You are welcome to post your own views on the article's talk page. :) ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  18:13, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Really disagree with this move, Salv. The Keep argument was baseless and I had the only argument from policy—wasn't even close to no consensus... – czar 18:20, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps, perhaps not -- but I didn't feel anywhere near confident enough about the "delete" closure to defend it. It's a bit late to "re-open and let any closer wrap it up", so maybe WP:DRV (or AFD2 but that seems really like a poor solution) would provide an appropriate "second evaluation" of the discussion? Technically it's the venue for when you disagree with the closer. I'm sorry if it feels evasive, but I hope you understand how I see it -- explaining to the subject of an article that his article was deleted on the basis of such an AfD, which (at face value) has one user voting Keep, one voting Redirect and one voting Delete... it doesn't make for the strongest case, it doesn't make for the solidest closure, because it doesn't make for the best consenus. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  18:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Sockpuppet alert[edit]

Our friend NYCSlover is back with his tell-tale edit of 240KB, this time hiding behing the IP Time to nuke. The Banner talk 19:43, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

I can't remember, was there a rangeblock in place previously? If there was something and it expired recently I can always look into resetting it. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  19:47, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Same ISP as the January one. But that one ( was a dynamic IP. This one is a static IP. The Banner talk 20:03, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

UxUmbrella's trollings[edit]

Please explain me why you persistent trolling him? (talk) 10:27, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Yeah Salv! Why won't you leave this sweet and active member of the project alone!? Am I missing something here? Sergecross73 msg me 12:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
... Wow. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:43, 22 May 2015 (UTC)