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"MMLARP"

In response to your deletion of MMLARP, yes it is a term that is being thrown about by a single group: living arcana. We will use a different term LBRPG (location based RPG) now since the feedback from wikipedia. Yes we have internal concepts proven. Yes it can be done. Yes we have press (check out our press release section or do google by searching for "livingarcana" and see the 900+ external sites that make mention of our mobile based programming work that we have been doing. We also are in negotiations with partnering with some very large companies which will hit the wires in the next several weeks. We hope that others will get on board and create what we are now coining LBRPG's but if they don't we are happy using the term just for our game and we like to use wiki as a way to describe the process of how a LBRPG works since we have had problems getting the concept across to people (you can see we actually link to wiki on our main page). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Coolblade2000 (talkcontribs) 15:09, November 19, 2007

The above was in response to a comment here. My reply is there as well. — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:35, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Advertising

I quite disagree with your article on advertising.--ItsJodo 16:04, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Bot tried to fix a proper name

FYI, in this edit, the bot changed the "Foundary" to "Foundry". However, it's the proper name for the author of the article cited. A quick check of the census suggests that Foundary is a highly unusual last name, so most of the foundary to foundry edits are probably right, but I wanted to give you a heads up so you can be aware of any patterns that might emerge.. — Alan De Smet | Talk 04:17, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Alan. I've added an entry to my bot's exception list so this won't happen again, and I'll take a look through all the other "Foundary"s to see if there are any other problematic entries. Cheers, CmdrObot (talk) 13:55, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

video game box art

Just so you know, the preffered size for a cover art is 256px/257px in video games.
For example Image:Wishbringer game box cover.jpg is only 128px which is too small. If you like you can re-upload the image as 256px or 257px (257px being the best fit).
Other wise the image will be replaced with one of 257px ina png format.
Thanks. Salavat (talk) 04:22, 23 January 2008 (UTC)


Links in Zork I

In these edits to Zork I, you deleted several links with a summary of "Per disscussion at Wikiproject:Videogames - remove link". I'm assuming you're talking about Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games, since there is no Wikiproject:Videogames. Checking the page in question and the associated talk page, I'm not seeing any discussion of the websites in question. Could you please direct me to the discussion, so that I could review the deletions in the appropriate context? At the moment, I'm prone to re-add them, as some were valuable links. — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:42, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video_games#Underdogs links under attack Sfan00 IMG (talk) 23:51, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Oil supply graph

Hi, I was looking at the graph you've updated, and noticed that the measurement is of supply, which is defined on the EIA website as "The production of crude oil (including lease condensate), natural gas plant liquids, and other liquids, and refinery processing gain (loss)." I'm assuming this also includes any oil refined from the oil in strategic reserves. Do you think you could make a graph specifically of crude oil production (what is extracted each time period from wells)? That would be a much more meaningful graph for the articles. NJGW (talk) 05:16, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Also, going back an extra 10 or 15 years would be very illuminating and more indicative of long term trends. NJGW (talk) 05:20, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Gary Gygax publisher of Dragon Magazine

there is some info on the talk page regarding the claim to him being publisher of the magazine during the time mentioned in the article. your help on that talk page to format it into proper citations and such would be very helpful. you may have seen this already in your watchlist, but i wanted to make sure you were notified in order to make this article better and to figure out how to cite this mess of facts. thanks. shadzar-talk 04:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

'S' missing from pangram in font samples

A minor correction for your otherwise very nice font sample images, e.g., Font_Sample_-_Liberation_Sans.svg: there's a slight (but common) mistake in your quotation of the famous jumping fox pangram, with the result that it lacks an 's'. The more correct version has "jumps" rather than "jumped". Just thought you might like to make that minor fix. Best regards. Gahs (talk) 15:29, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Mark Evanier

Alan De Smet,

My contribution to the Mark Evanier Wikipedia page was deleted. It read as follows:

==Quotes== Following up on the clever, truly all-ages Shrek might have been an impossibility, so I can’t judge the Dark Horse comic sequel too harshly. However, this take on the characters by renowned Groo co-writer Mark Evanier and unfamiliar (to me) artists Bachs and Fernandez is just a shallow echo of the funny, pop-culture laden movie that spawned the culture. Template:Http://www.thefourthrail.com/reviews/snapjudgments/092903/snapshots.shtml

Please advise if it was improperly formatted or if you deleted it for some other reason.

Strange as night (talk) 02:02, 30 March 2008 (UTC)Strange as nightStrange as night (talk) 02:02, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

My reply appears at User_talk:Strange_as_night. — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:12, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi and thank you for responding.

My understanding is that quotes do not come from the subject person, rather from those making statements or observations about him or her. I will refer you to only two but there are several others if you need me to send them as well. These quotes are from the Jack Kirby Wikipedia page.

Quotes Al Williamson: "If you told me or most of my buddies to draw fifty spaceships, they'd all look like they were built in the same plant. If Jack drew fifty spaceships, they'd look like they were built by fifty different alien races."[30]

Joe Simon: "My favorite artist was Lou Fine. He was also Jack Kirby's favorite artist. I know that Jack was a fan of and greatly influenced by Fine’s work."[31]


[edit] Selected bibliography

And from the Steve Ditko Wikipedia page:

Quotes

[edit] Ditko On artist Mort Meskin: "Meskin was fabulous, I couldn't believe the ease with which he drew: strong compositions, loose pencils, yet complete; detail without clutter. I loved his stuff".[17]

Excerpt from Comic Fan #2, Summer 1965, Ditko interview conducted by mail with Gary Martin; punctuation verbatim:

GARY - Who originated Spider-Man? STEVE - Stan Lee thought the name up. I did costume, web gimmick on wrist & spider signal. GARY - Would you enjoy continuing on him? STEVE - If nothing better comes along.[18]

Voice of Comicdom #4 (April 1965): Comment on this fanzine's reader-poll to determine which "Best Liked" fan strips would continue to be published; punctuation verbatim:

“ It seems a shame, since comics themselves have so little variety of stories and styles that you would deliberately restrict your own creative efforts to professional comics shallow range. What is 'Best Liked' by most readers is what they are most familiar in seeing and any policy based on readers likes has to end up with a lot of look-a-like strips. You have a great opportunity to show everyone a whole new range of ideas, unlimited types of stories and styles---why FLUB it!"[19]

Looking forward to hearing from you. I didn't know whether I could respond from my own page or not so I hope you don't mind that I replied here.

Strange as night (talk) 19:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)strange as nightStrange as night (talk) 19:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Quote sections aren't a formal part of a Wikipedia article. Indeed, they're deadweight. Quotes from third parties about the subject of an article are usually best used as citations to support claims. The quotes themselves aren't really the point, the point is what we learn about the subject. So to take one of the Ditko quotes, it would probably be better as "Frank McLaughlin, art directory at Charlton while Ditko was there, described Ditko as 'very happy-go-lucky guy with a great sense of humor." However, I fret about more than enough Wikipedia articles at the moment, so I'll let the people fretting about Ditko's article do so. Like a Trivia section, which we are supposed to avoid, they persist because they sometimes collect good information that hasn't yet been better organized elsewhere. As to the specific quote you added and I removed, apply the same thinking: what useful information could we add to Evanier's article from it? We do learn that Evanier wrote a particular comic book, but we could cite the book's credits as a better source for that. We learn that Randy Lander doesn't like that particular comic book. Is that really an important fact to include in Evanier's article? I don't think so. — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Please refer to the Vince Colletta Wikipedia page for the following and consult with Wikipedia editor Tenebrae if necessary. It would be great if there existed a template or fixed format in Wikipedia that could be followed so it would be more user friendly. I found these quotes while mining the site for something similar to what I put in the Evanier web page. Please examine this and let me know whether what I included was wrong or what Tenebrae has included is wrong. They seem to be exactly the same.

Quotes

Mark Evanier: "In 1970 when Steve Sherman and I met Steve Ditko, he asked us about the new Kirby books that were then about to debut at DC. When we told him Colletta was handling the inking, he winced and said that he would probably not look at the comics. Back when he was working for Marvel, Ditko said he'd pick up the latest issues in the office and always check the credits before taking the comics home. If he found Colletta's name — especially as Kirby's embellisher — he would make a point of putting the comic back, or even in a wastebasket. And he'd make sure Stan saw what he was doing and knew the reason why".[5]

Joe Sinnott: "When I penciled the romance stories, I used to tell myself, Vince wrecked what I did." "He would eliminate people from the strip and use silhouettes, everything to cut corners and make the work easier for himself."[1]

Len Wein, on what he enjoyed most about working on Luke Cage: "Getting to work with the wonderful George Tuska, before Vinnie Colletta got his hands on the pencils and ruined them".[6]

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Strange as night (talkcontribs) 14:49, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

"Please examine this and let me know whether what I included was wrong or what Tenebrae has included is wrong." Each article and edit on Wikipedia must stand on its own. That another article may have a problem is irrelevant. "They seem to be exactly the same." A few important differences: The quotes about Colletta that you quote above are by respected comic creators, Colletta's peers. In one case it's someone who directly worked with him. The quote about Evanier is from someone I've never heard of, nor can I find evidence that he's someone well qualified to judge Evanier's work. (This might be a case of ignorance, in which case, please let me know about Lander's well known work as either a comic creator or critic.) The quotes about Colletta make specific accusations about Colletta's work and judge the overall body of his work. The quote about Evanier is a trivial review of a single comic book. It doesn't even call out Evanier's contribution for review or commentary. — Alan De Smet | Talk 23:27, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

why I stopped editting

Thanks for the compliment. Nice to know that the editing I did is approved. I kinda hang around here and there, edit little things. But, I usually just edit discussion pages lately and let the article editors do the work. When I was editing there was lots that kinda got to me. I would rather be on the development team, but the process of becoming a developer is REALLY long. You can read my wiki review here. A Wikipedia Review It might not be so positive. It was written a long time ago. I might take the time read some of the new guidelines and do some minor editing, but times of me writing an article like Gary's is over (I think). ;-) --None-of-the-Above (talk) 21:13, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Nascrag

Thank you for your support of the Nascrag entry on Wikipedia. There was indeed an article in Dragon Magazine that featured Nascrag. It was about half a page, with a number of pictures. Do I need to put that article on-line to cite it? --NascragMan (talk) 14:41, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

That's not necessary. What is required is enough information that another editor could track it down to validate it. Issue number would be enough. Month, year, and page number would be nice. — Alan De Smet | Talk 06:02, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

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Deconstruction

Alan - you removed my external link to an xkcd comic on the Deconstruction page, which I have no problem with. For the record, I added it because the alt-text of that specific comic includes a direct reference to the Deconstruction page on Wikipedia, which I felt made it a worthwhile addition. Bcisys (talk) 21:48, 18 July 2008 (UTC)


In agreement

Hello, Mr. De Smet. I came across your rant "Not Notable: Wikipedia's Arbitrary Deletion Policy", and read your user page, and just wanted to drop a note of total agreement with you. Personally, I've never experienced the pain of having an article deleted, but the arbitrary nature of deletion and AfD finally drove me off. I feel like continuing to contribute here is a tacit approval of this arbitrary and mob-like deletion system. Articles on subjects-- regardless of actual "notability"-- are easy targets for deletion if they have fewer supporters, less coverage in English, or less coverage on the Web. English Wikipedia contributions are naturally biased towards the recent, the popular, and the Anglo-centric. This is unintentional bias which results from the demographic of the average English Wiki-contributor, and I have no problem with that. But the deletion process targets those subjects which attempt to fix that imbalance, and this seems to me to intentionally bias Wikipedia. And for us who care about preventing the removal of perfectly valid articles, AfD review is, exactly as you described it, "soul-sucking work". I finally found participating in such a system to be intolerable. Best of luck to you in your work here though. Regards. Dekkappai (talk) 00:50, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of live-action role-playing groups

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Re: Userpage

Seeing as how the page that is linked promotes other websites: Artsandfaith.com - Fascinating art criticism (particularly film) in a POV manner, I believe that would fall under promotional.— dαlus Contribs /Improve 23:43, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

You're right. I may be looking into this too deeply. Thanks for calling attention to that. There isn't much more to say, I guess, so, goodbye for now on the particular subject.— dαlus Contribs /Improve 05:02, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

All restored

I've restored them all, some things trump CSD A7 worries, thanks for speaking up. All the best, Gwen Gale (talk) 06:41, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

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For diligently and politely pressing for restoration of a broad swathe of overeagerly deleted LARP articles. May your boffer never lose its tape. GRuban (talk) 09:07, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

RE:Bad automated AWB edit to Dave Arneson

Thanks. That one must have slipped by. I don't plan on changing proper names they are what they are. This is one of the reasons spelling correction cann't be automated. Phatom87 (talk contribs) 13:44, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for your kind welcome and for your words of advice. miniluv (talk) 17:30, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

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Request for Adminship

Adminship

February 15, 2009 (talk) 04:28, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Support

You have been nominated for adminship and well, you have my support already for I think you are one fine editor and a constructive member of this beautiful website! I hope you'll be voted admin for I truly have a feeling you are up to the challenge. Besides: the rights of admins are extended and give you the ability to contribute more to wikipedia (including on pages you would normally not be able to do! Good luck and take care! J.B. (talk) 12:31, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Adminship

Hi! I have prematurely closed your RFA as the nomination does not seem to gathering a consensus to support adminship. =Nichalp «Talk»= 06:49, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Rfa response

Your Rfa closed before I had a chance to respond, but I still wanted to thank you for answering the question in my comment there. I think, given the quality of your article-building history and citation contributions, there is little doubt that you are an excellent editor. If you actually want to be an administrator, I would agree with those opinions that suggest you should first build up a substantial quantity of work in admin areas. Put in a few months of Afd work, then return. A recent body of work at Xfd discussions will far better demonstrate one's practical reasoning than any broad statement of personal philosophy written on the user page (which is open to misinterpretation). Good luck and cheers. CactusWriter | needles 09:36, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Ioun stones

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D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 16:15, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I can see that you have put some work into the Gary Gygax article, which I have nominated for a GA review. If there is anything you can do to help it get passed, please join in! Also, feel free to comment on the D&D WikiProject talk page regarding our efforts to get articles in the 0.7 release. BOZ (talk) 03:14, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Hey, no problem.  :) Like I say, you've definitely put all the work into this one, so you deserve more credit than a Johnny-come-lately like me. ;) Seriously though... I get the feeling that this one isn't far from a GA, so probably just some more sourcing (particularly the Works section) should be enough for a push over the line. BOZ (talk) 04:32, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Here's where we are at! :) BOZ (talk) 14:19, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey Alan, I just wanted to let you know that all the hard, long suffering work you put into Gary Gygax really made this into a quality article with lots of potential. This, along with the importance of the subject, is why I wanted to get this one to be a GA-class article; I could even see it being an FA one day. Thanks again for your attention to this article, and if you can help it out in any way, or if you see anything I'm doing that needs to be curtailed, please don't hesitate to speak up. :) I'm trying to make it even better using the feedback given by the reviewer, but I never know if I'm doing the right thing or not until someone tells me. BOZ (talk) 14:33, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately my life is keeping me busy right now, and while I'm squeezing in some time to make minor edits and reviews, looking at your extensive list of edits is a bit daunting. I do intend to review your edits (and anyone else's who has been in the article) and the article as a whole, but it may be a week or so until I can get to it. Thanks for all your work! — Alan De Smet | Talk 13:33, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
No problem; I figured you were busy. :) BOZ (talk) 13:54, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Please, if there's any help or insight you can provide into this problem with the Gary Gygax article, it would be appreciated. Thanks! :) BOZ (talk) 21:09, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Great news! :) Gary Gygax is now a Good Article. I have now nominated Wizards of the Coast. BOZ (talk) 02:27, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Wizards of the Coast is now up for GA review. If you're interested in helping, come join me. :) BOZ (talk) 21:46, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Have a look at what I've done so far. :) BOZ (talk) 04:38, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Alan, any idea? I'm just wondering what info in there might be pertinent to the WotC article. BOZ (talk) 04:32, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Wizards of the Coast has been successfully promoted to GA status! :) Thanks for your support on this and the EGG article. I was also thinking of nominating Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms; see the project talk page for discussion on that. BOZ (talk) 19:55, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

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I saw your concern regarding the Siberian cat picture I uploaded into Wikipedia yesterday, but it was not a modified picture. That is the original picture. I tried to take pictures of other Siberians at the show, but every time I did, the picture turned out blurry. It is the only way I could take a picture of the cat breed. Sorry about that. Chris (talk) 13:25, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

That's OK. It was a camera phone, but it did give me an opportunity to look over it again. You can do adjustments on it with the light settings (I leave it on automatic, but it can also be set to daylight, night, incandescent, cloudy, and fluorescent), the color settings (color, color negative, sepia, and mono (black & white)), and the image resolution (640 x 480, 320 x 420, and 160 x 120) with the latter two images being able to give you wide or telescoping images. I hope this helps. Chris (talk) 13:54, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

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From one inclusionist to another. You've suffered for your views, but that only elevates you in the brotherhood of anti-deletionists. Thibbs (talk) 18:45, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
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I've copied the above to Talk:Mark_Evanier#RE:_Mark_Evanier. I'd pefer to keep the discussion there so that everyone interested in the Mark Evanier article can participate. — Alan De Smet | Talk 06:54, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Another comment from Bonehead Bob was posted here. I copied it over to Talk:Mark_Evanier#RE:_Mark_Evanier for the same reason. I'm deleting both comments from here because they're long and cluttering my talk page. :-) — Alan De Smet | Talk

The following was posted to my user page, moving here. — Alan De Smet | Talk 21:01, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Hello,
I wrote some additional comments re: Mark Evanier on January 5th and wondered if you are planning to review them. If so, I look forward to your comments.
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Gen Con

Hey Alan,

I've put a lot of work into the Gen Con article. I'm not sure how much more I can do for it, but if there's anything else you can fix from the review page, I'll try to lend a hand. :) BOZ (talk) 19:48, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

I've done even more work since then. :) Got anything more to offer? I don't know if this one can get to GA just yet, but with more sourcing on the events section and beefing up the first 35 years or so of history would be enough to get it there. :) BOZ (talk) 21:30, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

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Would appreciate your opinion on this, Alan. Cheers, Ryan Paddy (talk) 20:07, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Seeing we've turned a page on the approach to the list, I've archived the old talk and updated the advice on adding articles. Let me know if you think I've gone too far. Ryan Paddy (talk) 01:13, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

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Dave Arneson

HI there,

Just wanted to say Hi, after having passed my recent Request for adminship, and to thank you very much for your help with Dave Arneson's article in the wake of his passing! There are articles on other early designers of the game from the 1970's era that may need work, such as Brian Blume, Mike Carr, Tim Kask, Robert J. Kuntz, and Jim Ward, and many other articles in the D&D game designers category (and its subcategories), if you want to do more work on this important subject.

You may have noticed me saying that I wanted to get Arneson's article up to "Good article" status; I intend to do so as a tribute to Dave. We at the D&D WikiProject have already gotten the following articles promoted to GA: Gary Gygax, Wizards of the Coast, Dragons of Despair, Drizzt Do'Urden, Forgotten Realms, Tomb of Horrors, Dwellers of the Forbidden City, White Plume Mountain, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, Planescape: Torment, Dragonlance, and Against the Giants, and have just nominated Neverwinter Nights 2, so I don't see any reason we can't do the same now with Dave's article now that you and others have helped to improve it greatly.

Any further help you can give on this article would be appreciated! Drop by the project's talk page, where we are discussing our Good Articles, and ask questions or offer assistance. Thanks again! BOZ (talk) 01:26, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi there, just an update! :) I have nominated the Arnseon article for GA a few days ago. If you're interested, you may wish to place the review page on your watchlist and wait for the review to be picked up. That way you can help out when a reviewer begins to make comments. Thanks again for help in working on this article! BOZ (talk) 19:36, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

It took a while, but the Dave Arneson article is finally up for review. If there's anything you can do or add to give it that last nudge, I think we'll have a "Good Article" in no time. :) BOZ (talk) 06:17, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

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The Good Article review for Neverwinter Nights 2 has begun! There is some work to do, but overall it looks like we're in good shape. BOZ (talk) 19:23, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hi,

I'm a little confused as to why you removed my addition of the upcoming Nowhere Gaming version of Zork. You said that "A fan remake isn't really noteworthy". Yet under the releases section in Zork I, the last line states: "Fans remade Zork I as a 3d game using the Neverwinter Nights game engine. The remake is titled Zork I: The Great Underground Empire.".

Secondly, it isn't exactly a fan remake. Nowhere Gaming has a copyright under "Nowhere Enterprises" at the bottom of their website. They are actually developing several games, including the Zork Trilogy, Ghostbusters, and Masters of the Universe.

Thirdly, the fact that it is going to be a graphical version that very closely matches the original game (with the same maps, puzzles, and gameplay), makes this an important release, considering that Zork was a text-based game to begin with.

Please reconsider the edit, as I am sure that many Zork fans, including myself, would be very excited to know that there is an upcoming graphical release of the game that closely follows the original game (unlike Legends of Zork). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.253.42.129 (talk) 03:34, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I've copied the above to Talk:Zork#Nowhere_Gaming_remakes so that others can chime in if they want. I'll reply there. — Alan De Smet | Talk 01:59, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

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Mark Evanier

"Mr. Evanier has repeatedly credited himself with convincing Jack Kirby to stop using Vince Colletta as an inker, and considers himself one of the 'main vilifiers' of Colletta."

That is what I wrote and you saw fit to omit "repeatedly" until I presented additional evidence.

Here is an old thread in which Mark Evanier makes the claim again that he convinced Jack Kirby to stop using Colletta as an inker.


http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.misc/browse_thread/thread/1e620b12d1b6d0ed/9ad718d34bfc3b3c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=vinnie+colletta#9ad718d34bfc3b3c

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More options Sep 13 1998, 3:00 am Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.misc From: evan...@ix.netcom.com (Mark Evanier) Date: 1998/09/13 Subject: Re: Inking question Reply to author | Forward | Print | Individual message | Show original | Report this message | Find messages by this author On 12 Sep 1998 23:44:02 GMT, grape...@aol.com (GrapeApe) posted: >Anyone else share the feeling that Colettas inks might have influenced Kirby to >do slightly tighter pencils? Some of those Thor Pencils are as slick and >finshed as if they were Sinnott Inks. >( I would argue that Kirby has almost always been a tight penciler so don't let >that confuse the question. Did he pencil tighter on work he knew would go to >Vinnie?) ME: No. In fact, I don't think Jack ever paid enough attention to the inking on his work. Until I pointed it out to him, he never noticed that Colletta was leaving out background figures and simplifying backgrounds. And he didn't even know who had inked certain issues of his work.


Mark Evanier - 363 S. Fairfax Ave., #303 - Los Angeles, CA 90036


http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.comics.misc/browse_thread/thread/1e620b12d1b6d0ed/9ad718d34bfc3b3c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=vinnie+colletta#9ad718d34bfc3b3c

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More options Sep 13 1998, 3:00 am Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.misc From: evan...@ix.netcom.com (Mark Evanier) Date: 1998/09/13 Subject: Re: Inking question Reply to author | Forward | Print | Individual message | Show original | Report this message | Find messages by this author On Sun, 13 Sep 1998 01:22:39 -0500, ramhog@POTTED_MEAT_FOOD_PRODUCT_swbell.net (Ramhog) posted: >This, of course, begs the question- So how _did_ Jack react when he >realised what was happening with his art?

ME: As I said, Jack never paid that much attention to the inking that his work got. He had certain favorites -- Sinnott and Royer, mainly -- but he accepted anyone. He didn't believe that inking could make or break a comic and that no professional inker ever ruined a story that was well-drawn. He also had a powerful aversion to ever doing anything that would affect the livelihood of another professional. Several of us who felt that Vince Colletta was doing a bad job on his work began lobbying him to ask for a different inker. We got him to the point where he started politely requesting a change...but when the folks in charge at DC told him, "Vince needs the work," Jack said, "Oh, okay." Again, he respected the need of another pro to earn a living. Eventually, Jack went back to New York for some conferences and, while there, he had a personal meeting with Colletta. The inker offended Jack with his attitude about the work...so Jack finally demanded his choice -- Mike Royer -- and DC gave in and the change was made. Even then, when Jack spoke to folks at DC for a time, he'd ask, "Is Vince getting enough work?" Ultimately, his problem with Colletta's inking was that he realized that parts of the drawings were being omitted or simplified. I think that, if Colletta had inked everything Jack pencilled, he never would have been replaced.


Mark Evanier - 363 S. Fairfax Ave., #303 - Los Angeles, CA 90036 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bonehead Bob (talkcontribs) 19:29, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

This comment has been copied to Talk:Mark Evanier as the more appropriate location for this discussion. — Alan De Smet | Talk 05:16, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

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Hey Alan,

Have you seen this? Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-09-21/WikiProject report BOZ (talk) 04:26, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks - your words are equally heartening. :) BOZ (talk) 12:14, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks for your good work on the list of larp groups, Alan. ;) Ryan Paddy (talk) 19:01, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

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Hi, an editor was asking at the reference desk for the graphs to be updated at Income inequality in the United States with the data from the last couple years added. I found the new information for your graph here under "H-1 all races" (3rd down), and I tried to get gnuplot and do it myself but after downloading and extracting gnuplot I could not find how to install/run it. So, I was hoping you could update the graph for us. Thanks, Public awareness (talk) 20:56, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

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Tales of Teana

Thanks for the feedback. Added the news articles I could find.

Cheers,

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Penny Arcade (PAX) Graph =

Thanks for creating the original graph of attendance. Please update it. WRE451 (talk) 02:37, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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You're constantly making sure that entries added to List of live action role-playing groups are in line with the notability criteria. I just wanted to let you know that it isn't unnoticed and it's greatly appreciated. SudoGhost 05:42, 21 June 2012 (UTC)


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Hi, I don't know how to work with .svg, but this needs an update based on the latest attendance figures for BronyCon. I know you're not really very active on this site, but I'd appreciate a follow-up, thanks! ~Helicopter Llama~ 15:41, 7 August 2013 (UTC)


Pyramid online reviews

Hi there, Alan. I noticed that at one time [2], you had access to the Pyramid archives at Steve Jackson's website. If you still have access, would you like to help out with reviews on D&D articles? I have checked for where the reviews were already cited, and added more where they were needed. The main thing I would need help with would be to add the name of the reviewer in most cases, and that we fix the citation template. Additionally, if you have the time and inclination, you could go through the review and see if there are any additional bits worth mentioning in our article, it would help out a ton if you would do that. Here is a sampling of articles that I would suggest you take a look at for starters:

If those all look good to you already, or if you just want to see what else there is, you can check out my full list of Pyramid's online reviews. Thanks! BOZ (talk) 15:48, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

I have asked around, and no one seems to have access to this anymore. Help me, Alan Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!  ;) BOZ (talk) 16:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

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You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Permanent_death#rfc_ADF653E. Please help us determine whether of not Path of Exile belongs on the list of games featuring permanent death. Thanks. I really need that username (talk) 19:21, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

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I have converted this image to fair use and moved it to the info box, because the figurines are copyright. However, there's a similar image over at the Commons, where fair use images are not accepted, so I have nominated it for deletion as a derivative work - no license. File:Star Wars Miniatures in play.jpg -- Diannaa (talk) 02:21, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

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