User talk:AnOddName/Archive 7

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Infobox shopping mall

Taken care of. SchuminWeb (Talk) 04:14, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

M22 Locust Alt Text

Hi there, AnOddName. I'm hoping to take M22 Locust to FAC at some point in the near future, and have opened a Peer Review for the article here. I see that you're commenting on alt text on a number of FACs, and I'd like to run the alt texts on the Locust article past you, and see if they can be improved, before I go to FAC. Any comments would be deeply appreciated. Many thanks, Skinny87 (talk) 18:32, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that, very much appreciated. I've left a reply there whenever you get a chance to look at it again. Thanks, Skinny87 (talk) 10:20, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

A Rugrats Chanukah

Hey, AnOddName. Would you mind reviewing the FAC for that article? If I recall right, you usually review small articles, right? (If so, this one's perfect then, lol) Cheers, The Flash {talk} 02:10, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments. I've taken care of them. The Flash {talk} 20:48, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
Hi; can you respond to a comment one reviewer made about the reliability of DVD Talk? The reviewer has left it open for others to decide themselves, but I've learned from my previous FAC for Dan Povenmire that it takes a while for that to happen. Thanks! The Flash {talk} 18:13, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
Hey, do you think the article's ready for you to support it? The Flash {talk} 05:44, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Economic history of China (pre-1911)

I've addressed all the issues. Can you take a look?Teeninvestor (talk) 16:57, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Can you take a look?Teeninvestor (talk) 15:11, 20 December 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for commenting at the FAC for Noronhomys. I added a few more images and it would be good to have a second pair of eyes confirm that they make sense. Could you do that? Ucucha 00:58, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Tchaikovsky and the Five at FAC

I've just nominated this article for Featured Article status and would really appreicate your input. Thanks very much. Jonyungk (talk) 22:48, 22 December 2009 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
To an odd name, for your attention to detail at FAC. Thank you for helping so many nominators identify ways to improve their articles. Karanacs (talk) 19:36, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Clinton County Pennsylvania Courthouse.JPG <font=3> Thanks again for your helpful review of the technical material. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, made featured article today! Ruhrfisch ><>°° and Finetooth (talk) 05:23, 3 January 2010 (UTC) Lock Haven University Carillon.jpg


Thank you profusely for not only your comments at FAC on Nathan Drake (character), but also the improvements you made to the article. Much appreciated. Cheers! Scapler (talk) 11:42, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

New reply at Nihonjoe's reference request page

{{Talkback|User talk:Nihonjoe/Reference requests|Animage July 1995}} ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe 02:46, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Elderly references.

Sorry, just couldn't help laughing at your edit summary here - epic comedy. :-D Colds7ream (talk) 23:06, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

To only take WP seriously is to misunderstand it. I edit Wikipedia and publish my changes for free, without compensation; I may as well enjoy my time here. If WP gets to you, step back and try to have more fun with it. As my edit history suggests, I have quite a bit of fun with older women and laser beams. Pew pew sexy time. --an odd name 00:12, 12 January 2010 (UTC)
True. :-) Try telling that to the FAC crowd though... :-S Colds7ream (talk) 00:50, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


Some key words in google did the trick. Ty 01:53, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Mary's chocates gift box, made in Japan.jpg Like a Box of Chocolates...
... your contributions at Wikipedia:Featured Article Candidates during the month of January 2010 are greatly appreciated. Ealdgyth - Talk 01:40, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to check the alt text for the Takalik Abaj FA nom. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 10:13, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Images for Dragon Quest

Since the FAC was closed, I'll ask here since I didn't get a clear response. While I can kind of see a reasoning for not having the slime image, I cannot see a reason for not having the gameplay image. As I said in the FAC, the commentary is there, in the article, although over the course of the entire article (it doesn't have to be contained neatly in one place accroding to WP:FAIR. Furthermore, you are assuming text alone can work to describe to someone just how simply the video games system is when its clear that not everyone has the same idea of simplistic. As technology, especially video game technology, advances that bar continually shifts upward and as such describing to you what might be "simplistic" won't be for someone who has never seen a game with graphics as simplistic as some of the earlier Dragon Quest games.Jinnai 19:01, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Sorry I kept you waiting here. One of the big issues Walsh had was with whether the slime and gameplay images were critical to understanding (NFCC 8). I thought, at first, that only the Slime was a problem because it was already described very well as text, but because both are used in sub-articles as well, they don't seem necessary (see WP:FAIR, "Unacceptable use", "Images" point 5). So...
  • In general, the article should mention how the game has evolved from simple 2D graphics to 3D, as mentioned in the gameplay sub-article. I couldn't find that in the main article; maybe adding that would make explaining the interface and characters' appearances easier.
  • The slime pic is not critical in the main Dragon Quest article because we have that pic in its article; it should just go already. The article says that Slimes have faces and are blue and droplet- or blob-like, so the image is easily imagined and not critical to knowing what Slimes are (probably not even in the other article!).
  • The gameplay pic also appears in a sub-article. So you can probably expand the sentence that starts "When the party encounters monsters, ..." to say something like "When the party encounters monsters, either during a random encounter or boss battle, the view switches from an (just noticed that error) overhead perspective to the first-person. The player is presented with portraits of the monsters, the party members' names and stats in text, and several options on a menu." If that uses too many words—as you and others have said I do—or if it doesn't fairly reflect all of the DQ games, you can try showing videos of typical battles in different DQ games to someone like Eubulides and asking if they can help you describe the system in words. I'm a bad describer.
Again, both images are already in sub-articles, so they don't seem very critical no matter how much commentary is in the main. Link the sub-articles and try to describe them in the main one. --an odd name 00:24, 7 March 2010 (UTC)