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Designer[edit]

I am Questron designer, Game theorists, I posted some comments about writing the game on the "discussion" page of Questron. I would love to read about the process of writing the "GAMES" from other authors. Gerald

I'm not sure what it is you're saying, but I recommend going to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games and posting this there, no one reads this talk page, as the article page it belongs to is just a section of the main wikiproject page. --PresN 06:28, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Idea[edit]

It might be a cool idea to add the article rating (Stub, Start, C, B, etc.) to this page. That way it would be easier to view the more developed new articles. The page would probably have to be converted to a table format (which might be tricky given the current numbering scheme) and could potentially also include the page importance (Low, Mid, High, Top). JACOPLANE • 2009-02-15 02:30

Well the vast majority of articles that are on this page are all Stub-class, Low-importance, so I'm not sure if listing everyone would be any good. Maybe just making some kind of indication for those that are not Stub/Low would be good, IMO. Maybe the symbols that represent them (Symbol support vote.svg, Symbol c class.svg, Symbol b class.svg, Symbol start class.svg). MrKIA11 (talk) 14:01, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
I think this is an awesome idea, but it might be hard on the technical side. These articles will probably change their class after a while, so it would have to be updated every once in a while. Blake (Talk·Edits) 22:04, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
I'll try and implement this this month. I'm hoping with the help of the Related Changes special page, it might be manageable to keep updated. MrKIA11 (talk) 22:16, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
There you go. Any comments or suggestions? MrKIA11 (talk) 23:55, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Question. Would you update their ratings they go up or down? GamerPro64 (talk) 00:13, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes. MrKIA11 (talk) 12:38, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Archiving aid[edit]

There may already be a program around does this job, but I wasn't aware of it. Anyhow, the idea is that you can copy and paste the text from this project page into the textbox and it will give you back an alphabetised list perfect to put into the archives. Do be aware that this hasn't been spuriously tested so may not work perfectly.

If you can get hold of all of the new article announcements for the last month, do put them through this little program and archive them - it'll take you no time at all!

Program is found at: www.gregarious.uni.cc/blofeld/vgn.php (random link to avoid blacklist, I'm afraid, as it's hosted on a free domain type placey.)

Enjoy! Greg Tyler (tc) 19:02, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Princess Daisy[edit]

I am creating a page for Daisy. The current draft which is basically the page from the Super Mario wiki is at User:JDDJS/Sandbox Please help me fix it. JDDJS (talk) 19:57, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, seems a little too overdetailed and WP:GAMEGUIDE-ish. It would need quite a bit of cleanup and some coverage from reliable sources before I'd consider moving into the mainspace. –MuZemike 20:22, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
I know. I am going on vacation next week and won't be back for 3 weeks. I probably will not go on Wikipedia that much in that time. I know it won't be ready before I go but if it is ready while I'm away feel free to make it official. --JDDJS (talk) 23:17, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Format[edit]

Is anyone partial to the way the archives are formatted now? I know it's easier, but I'm not a fan, so I'd be willing to change it. Also, what's the point of the 'by' on the main page? MrKIA11 (talk) 02:59, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

The 'by' addition is largely unnecessary since it's evident from the page history. Mephistophelian 03:36, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Just to be clear, I'm not referring to removing the author, just the actual word 'by'. MrKIA11 (talk) 03:45, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Presumably it'd be to speed things up? Seems reasonable. Mephistophelian 04:21, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
How so? At first I thought that maybe Special:NewPages was in that format, but I checked and it's not. MrKIA11 (talk) 04:27, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
I know that, the past year or so (during the time in which you were not around), I have been trying to keep up on the new articles that were creating. I felt that the slightly different format, as well as the focus only on the mainspace, would help. I put an entire feature in the Fall 2010 WP:VG Newsletter about the new article announcements and article requests. The main thing was trying to keep all this at a simple format while trying to make it as accessible as possible (given that User:AlexNewArtBot has been down indefinitely and that we have to sift through all the new articles manually). –MuZemike 06:10, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
I understand that this way maybe easier, but would you be offended if I change it back? And as far as getting new articles, before ANAB was around, I used CatScan, which I plan to start using again to keep this page up within the next few weeks. BTW, how do you filter the new pages for VG articles? MrKIA11 (talk) 06:30, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
If you can manage it, I don't mind at all. –MuZemike 06:31, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Too much unnotable games[edit]

Is this page for official announcements? Because if not, most of these games (Which the creators attempt to make actual articles about) going to get removed. The reason behind this is due to:

  1. Numbered list item
  2. Lack of significance
  3. Unimportant
  4. Possible vaporwarez

--MrRatermat2 (talk) 14:26, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

These pages are just for pages that are video game-related and have been recently created. Besides, most of these pages are notable, as long as they have reliable sources provided and meet the general notability guideline. ZappaOMati 17:26, 14 December 2013 (UTC)