User talk:DOSGuy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


Deal DOS,

I donot understand your comments and your rationalization os saying this is a Pro-Telaga article it is pointing to the history of the community and if you are only referring to the fact that it is not pointing to any references then you can refer to the main article Kapu Caste which would give informaiton of whatver you are looking for... Retrieved from ""

A friendly Reminder[edit]

What you did to the Rachael Lampa page was very unhelpful and if you contunue to destroy accurate pages you will be banned from wikipedia. How ever if you enjoy editing at wikipedia then use the sandbox. Otherwise please stop.

Tweetsabird, you must be thinking of someone else. The only thing I did to the Rachael Lampa page is change "recieved" to "received". That's also what I did to the Robin Austin page, which Moonbug thanked me for. You may want to review the history of the Rachael Lampa page, and some kind of apology would be nice.

DOSGuy 06:42, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for correcting the typos on the Robin Austin page Moonbug 17:22, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


Ok i must of got you mixed up with this other creep that kept erasing the rachael lampa page anywho... Im sorry for not paying more attention to the history and im sorry for leaving that message. ok have a good day. --Tweetsabird 14:25, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Mario Pei[edit]

Thanks for catching those typos! •Jim62sch• 20:22, 24 April 2007 (UTC)


Desolate North[edit]

My God, I evidently need to learn to spell. Thanks for the corrections. J Milburn 09:27, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Looking through your contributions- are you running a script to correct the spellings, or are you doing it manually? J Milburn 09:30, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

I wish I was smart enough to write a script like that! Fortunately Wikipedia has its own search script. I'm trying to rid Wikipedia of spelling mistakes.

DOSGuy 09:42, 28 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing the typos for The Battle of Red Cliff (film) and Beijing Bicycle. i tend to miss my "e"s alot for "retrieved". :p --Plastictv 10:54, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

How come[edit]

How come's a storm is mesured by pressure?

that is weird!

as pressure dosent always mean strongest as in felix'es case!

please consult wikepedia with this and ask to change rules? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:21, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Pressure determines a storm's "intensity". There was a time when portions of Felix had higher sustained wind speed than Dean (sustained, 1 minute mean), but the minimum central pressure is a better indication of the storm's overall power. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm.
I only understand why that's the case at a very basic level, but think about what a hurricane is. You have a giant storm spinning above you, which is creating a vortex. The storm sucks up the ocean, and then deposits it on land, which is why hurricanes cause flooding. Anyway, the vortex created by this spinning motion is pulling everything upward, which means that there's less atmospheric pressure. Normally the Earth's atmosphere weighs down on us, but the storm is literally lifting it off of us. Within the storm, the air is moving at different speeds, slower on the outside and faster near the center. Wind speed is definitely important, and it determines what category a storm is, but the "strongest" storm is considered to be the storm that had the most powerful vortex. A storm with really low central pressure must have had a lot of power to lower the barometric pressure that significantly.
Anyway, that's my decidedly limited understanding of the topic. You'll probably learn a lot more by reading the Wikipedia articles on the subject, or asking one of the meteorologists who contribute to the Tropical cyclone Wikiproject. DOSGuy (talk) 02:35, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

John Brunt[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for your correction on the John Brunt page. I pride myself on my spelling but recieved/received is always one I get wrong! LOL! -- JediLofty User ¦ Talk 10:29, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I before E, except after C! -- DOSGuy 10:30, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I've always thought that was such a weird rule! -- JediLofty User ¦ Talk 10:42, 17 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi. I see you also were 'Barbequed' and thought I'd extend my support. I put a fact or two about the spellings on my user page if you want to argue back. Good luck. Ewen 14:51, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing all of those "retrieved"s -- must remember i before e except after c! -- Sparkzilla talk! 09:19, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Your RFA[edit]

I've closed out your RFA. My compliments again on your withdrawal statement. You're a class act.--Chaser - T 03:17, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

You say you wont self-nom again; maybe someone else will nom you if you keep your attitude and contributions up. Good work, and I hope you don't feel discouraged. Anonymous DissidentTalk 03:56, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not discouraged at all. I suspected that it was a longshot. I made a statement that I wanted to make, got some encouraging responses, and a few people know who I am now. I don't see any downside to the experience. Thanks for your support. DOSGuy 05:02, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thanks for your support on the RFA. I'll be back to try again in short order! Hiberniantears 14:55, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
You aren't one of those people who makes massive amounts of edits, but you are still around, making good contributions, and it is good. I also admire your philosophical views on Wikipedia. Please take this as a sign that your work is noticed and appreciated. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 01:24, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Wow, my very own Barnstar. If only I had a barn!

I think, where large groups of people are involved, rules and processes have a tendency to become more and more complex, until anything you want to accomplish will take forever to be debated in committee. As a government employee, I see how bureaucracy prevents us from making the changes we need to make on a daily basis. Things need to move towards a core of simplicity! Find good, general rules and allow trustworthy people to apply them, and things will get done.

That's my philosophy, as I understand it right now. I appreciate it when others like what I have to say, but I'm not looking for opportunities to express those views any more. I just edit articles that I'm interested in!

Thanks for stopping by. :) DOSGuy 06:40, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

No worries. You deserve it. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 23:04, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Scott5114's RFA[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to participate in my recent RFA nomination. Unfortunately, I have withdrawn the nom early at 17/13/3. Though you ultimately voted oppose, I'd like to thank you for the comments you made regarding my answer to the infamous Question 4. I am presently going to undergo admin coaching in preparation for a second candidacy somewhere down the line. I hope to see your continued support in the future. Regards, —Scott5114 07:35, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Nburden's RFA[edit]

Thanks for the advice, and your consideration. I appreciate it, and hope to continue to have a positive impact on the encyclopedia. Nburden (T) 08:07, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

You're doing a great job of reverting vandalism, and you participate in a number of Wikiprojects. You're doing all the right things to be an Admin, but you haven't been doing them for long enough yet. I have no doubt that you'll be an Admin soon. I look forward to supporting your next application. DOSGuy (talk) 15:46, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar thanks[edit]

Thanks for the barnstar. Glad to contribute to stirring up a witty conversation. :) Samsara (talk  contribs) 11:28, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

SS Gothenburg[edit]

Hello DOSGuy,

I just created a new page SS Gothenburg. Would you mind having a look and Wikify it for me. I'm still struggling to learn inline referencing - so would appreciate your assistance.

Thanks, Spy007au —Preceding unsigned comment added by Spy007au (talkcontribs) 09:51, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

My pleasure! Inline references are really easy on Wikipedia. Instead of using superscript, just enclose your reference in the <ref> tag. If you're using a webpage as a source, enclose the URL inside square brackets. For example: <ref>[] Good site about cheese</ref> Then put <references /> in your references section, and Wikipedia will number your references automatically! Wikipedia:Citing sources
If you'd like to cite the same reference more than once within the article, you can name the reference like so: <ref name="cheese">[domain name] Blurb</ref>. Now you can use that reference again just by typing <ref name="cheese" />. Wikipedia:Footnotes Now wait a second, why didn't they mention that on the Citing sources page? Unfortunately, Wikipedia has so many help pages that it's hard to find the one that answers your question. Fortunately you can always sneak a peek at the source of a page that has whatever it is that you're trying to add to an article.
I wikified all of your references, but I was just about to go to bed, so you might want to check my work. DOSGuy (talk) 11:39, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Hello DOSGuy, I have granted rollback rights to your account. The reason for this is that, after a review of some of your contributions, I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended use of reverting vandalism: I do not believe you will abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 03:10, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Wow, it's nice to get something without having to ask! Thank you very much. DOSGuy (talk) 13:16, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome for rollback. :) It'll be a big help in anti-vandalism efforts. :) Best wishes. Acalamari 17:20, 17 January 2008 (UTC)


I've added some discussion and things for you to do on the coaching page. :) - Revolving Bugbear 19:14, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Just wanted to make sure you'd seen my responses on the coaching page.
Unfortunately, I've had a very busy week at work, but I will post the second section ASAP. - Revolving Bugbear 19:11, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Just read them. Take your time, and enjoy your weekend! DOSGuy (talk) 20:17, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I've posted some more things for you to do. Your last responses were overall very good, and I look forward to what you have to say to this next round. - Revolving Bugbear 22:03, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

As indicated I am a little under the weather and am strictly limiting wikitivities until I am fully rested. Hopefully I will be back up to speed in the next couple days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Cheers! - Revolving Bugbear 22:07, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Some new stuff posted on the coaching page. - Revolving Bugbear 13:05, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Comments to part three, plus some new stuff. - Revolving Bugbear 14:18, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Danny Choo[edit]

i gave the search string in the prod nom. I had to exclude, as it is first party source. I got only 56 third party hits, out of which 35 must have been blogs. few were directory listings. Weltanschaunng 13:52, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Alexa claims that 243 external sites are linking in. I'm presently collecting references to the fact that it is one of the most popular blogs in the world. In fact, it's one of the most popular websites, period, in Singapore and Malaysia. You're welcome to nominate it for AfD if you feel that the article isn't notable. I just didn't want it to be deleted without discussion. DOSGuy (talk) 13:59, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks, DOSGuy, for saving the article from oblivion! Danny also attended the Imprint Culture Lab 2007 in Los Angeles on September 13, 2007, as a panelist speaker on " & Blog Culture" among other blogging notables[1]. But not sure how relevant it is. In any case, thanks again. --xjaymanx (talk) 20:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
That would be a great thing to add. It demonstrates that he's considered influential in the blog scene. DOSGuy (talk) 22:16, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
All I am saying is, if he is that notable, then there must be something written about him somewhere (third party). My major concern is that the article is still primary-sourced. Non primary sources are Youtube and Alexa. I am not nominating it for AfD yet, assuming under good faith that you WILL bring up the sources. Maybe we can have an article on the blog he is involved with, instead of focussing on him? Weltanschaunng 15:06, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Don't wait for me! I used YouTube and Alexa. Perhaps Imprint Culture Lab 2007 has something about Danny Choo being a panelist speaker. I've said pretty much all that I have to say on the topic. I know that he's at least somewhat notable, because I haven't heard of anybody, but I've heard of Danny Choo! DOSGuy (talk) 16:16, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Youtube is not notable, as it proves that his videos are popular, while alexa proves his blog is popular. Lets see, I may nominate it after dinner. I waited for you, coz I thought you were on the good side! Weltanschaunng 16:21, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
If there's a good side and a bad side, you're taking Wikipedia way too seriously! When an article is nominated for deletion, anyone who objects is allowed to remove the tag. I objected because I believed that the article deserved to stay, and I contributed a significant amount of material to support that position. That's what a good Wikipedian does. This isn't about good and evil, and it's not personal. Wikipedia only works if we all do what we think is right. I've done what I'm going to do, and you're free to do whatever you feel is right. DOSGuy (talk) 16:30, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Hey chill dude! maybe I forgot :P up there. Weltanschaunng 17:47, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
You guys are funny. But as I scour the net for blogs, posts, and other sources, despite their 11-year age difference, Jimmy Choo appears more and more to be Danny Choo's genuine father, which would be an understandably touchy or confusing subject in the U.S. I was definitely hesitant. But if true, which seems to be the case, "notability" would be tough to deny, right? ^_^; --xjaymanx (talk) 21:06, 3 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's the post on Danny's blog, including a photo of Jimmy. But the comments (and Danny's answer to Squee) are what's revealing. --xjaymanx (talk) 21:16, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Jimmy Choo is a very famous shoe designer, whose shoes have been worn by a great many celebrities. He was born in Malaysia and lives in London, so it's certainly possible. Regardless, having a famous father doesn't make a person notable. The article should focus on Danny Choo's own fame. DOSGuy (talk) 21:57, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hey DOSGuy! I just saw it today; a fellow blogger noted that Danny's article returned to "official" status in September. Although anyone could still look up your "saved" version via Google, lol. Thanks for your tireless efforts! xjaymanx (talk) 17:22, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


It's all good. I've been kind of busy myself lately.

Enjoy your weekend, and I'll catch up with you soon. - Revolving Bugbear 23:00, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

I will try to respond to this tomorrow -- I have a fair bit to say about it and want to think it out properly, and I'm too tired tonight.
Hope you are well. - Revolving Bugbear 21:25, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Danny Choo[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

An editor has nominated Danny Choo, an article on which you have worked or that you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Your opinions on whether the article meets inclusion criteria and what should be done with the article are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Danny Choo and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also edit the article during the discussion to improve it but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you. BJBot (talk) 18:59, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Deletion policy[edit]

Hi. Per our discussion at Wikipedia talk:Deletion policy, I have userfied both articles to your userspace (i.e. undeleted the article and moved them - including their edit histories - to subpages of your user page). Current consensus is that userfied articles should not remain in userspace indefinitely (see Wikipedia:User page#Copies of other pages), and the page will likely be nominated for deletion if there seems to be no indication that it's being improved for the purpose of being reintroduced into the article namespace. However, several weeks should pass before that starts to becomes an issue... Cheers, Black Falcon (Talk) 18:37, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


I've left you a response.

Cheers - Revolving Bugbear 18:13, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Bugbear. I took a while to consider what you said, and I've responded on my coaching page. The short version is that I believe that Wikipedians are called upon to be bold -- not only in editing, but in their proposals and suggested solutions. Being bold may be a risky tactic for someone who wants to be an Administrator, but it shouldn't be. At any rate, I would rather be bold. I will have the courage of my convictions, and I will continue to make good faith efforts to improve Wikipedia. I believe that my good faith will be self-evident, even if my proposals are ultimately rejected. I am ready to boldly continue my training. DOSGuy (talk) 05:14, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
Your response is both thoughtful and reasonable. I certainly can't disagree that boldness is integral to Wikipedia. I have my own personal reservations about the activities in question, but you've shown yourself to be intelligent and thoughtful and so I am more than willing to extend you the benefit of the doubt. Just be prepared for the possibility that others may not always do the same.
I will have some more for you on the coaching page relatively soon.
Cheers! - Revolving Bugbear 16:25, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

I've left a few bits on the coaching page. Regards - Revolving Bugbear 21:49, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey DOSGuy. Are you interested in continuing the coaching exercises? No right answer -- it's your choice. - Revolving Bugbear 18:51, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes I am. I've been busy, and more time has passed than I realized. I'll try to make it a higher priority and get back to it soon. DOSGuy (talk) 19:12, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
No no, it's not a problem at all, there's no rush. I've been busy lately as well (and will be moving at least once, probably twice, this summer). Take your time -- I just wanted to make sure.
Hope you are well. - Revolving Bugbear 20:17, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:2008 10L 5-day track.gif listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:2008 10L 5-day track.gif, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Superm401 - Talk 06:11, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

NowCommons: Image:HurricaneIke2.gif[edit]

Image:HurricaneIke2.gif is now available on Wikimedia Commons as Commons:Image:Hurricane Ike 2.gif. This is a repository of free media that can be used on all Wikimedia wikis. The image will be deleted from Wikipedia, but this doesn't mean it can't be used anymore. You can embed an image uploaded to Commons like you would an image uploaded to Wikipedia, in this case: [[Image:Hurricane Ike 2.gif]]. Note that this is an automated message to inform you about the move. This bot did not copy the image itself. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 06:31, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

back to work[edit]

I believe in putting your money where your mouth is. I asserted that Danny Choo is a notable person and claimed that I could make the article worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia. Following recent appearances on G4's Attack of the Show! and a CNN report that was the most popular video on today, I believe that I have demonstrated that Danny Choo is a notable person by virtue of his celebrity on television and the internet. I'm not sure what the procedure is for restoring a deleted article, so I'd like to ask my mentor so that it goes by the book.

I have a renewed sense of confidence that I have something useful to contribute to Wikipedia, and I'm going to get back to work on my assignment. Thanks for your patience. DOSGuy (talk) 01:00, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey DOSGuy, I'm glad to hear from you. And it sounds like you've done some serious reflection, which is always good.
As far as restoring an article, this probably isn't a case of undeletion in the sense of deletion review, since the article doesn't seem to have been deleted out of process. This would probably be a good time to read over WP:DEL, WP:DELPRO, and WP:DELREV. In summary, if your article is substantially different from the deleted version / addresses the reasons for deletion, you can simply recreate and it's not eligible for CSD-G4. That being said, it may be nominated for deletion again, which would necessitate another round. - Revolving Bugbear 00:20, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
It addresses the reason for deletion by providing substantially more evidence of the subject's notability, and that evidence comes from superior sources. I can certainly recreate the article, but then the edit history will be lost, which seems to be at odds with the GFDL. I just wanted to be sure that I was following all of the rules for recreating a deleted article. Thank you. DOSGuy (talk) 02:07, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Was the article moved to your userspace as a result of the AfD? If so, just move it back using the move function. If not, then you'll have to ask for undeletion. - Revolving Bugbear 23:45, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah, the move function. Unfortunately I've already recreated the page, so it's too late for that. DOSGuy (talk) 03:38, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
If you tell me the page you did the copy/paste from (i.e. where you kept the article while you were working on it), I'll fix it. - Revolving Bugbear 01:34, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Never mind, silly me. Found the page in your contribs. It'll be fixed in a moment. - Revolving Bugbear 01:39, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Done. By the way, you might want to check out WP:CPM - Revolving Bugbear 01:44, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey DOSGuy, would you like to take a crack at the questions I left you last time around? - Revolving Bugbear 22:55, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

This is embarrassing! I must have cleared the cache out of my browser or something. I couldn't produce the link to my coaching page with AutoComplete, and I couldn't remember where the page was! Fortunately I linked to my coaching page in some of my posts on your talk page, so I found a link in your archives. I'm a bit young to have a senior moment, so I'll just admit to being dumb. lol DOSGuy (talk) 18:33, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Rollblack request[edit]

I inadvertantly behaved in a sock puppet like manner, by reverting a change in an article that I was recently in an edit war on, which resulted in a 24 hour block for violating the 3R rule. I inadvertantly used another account to rv Crishomingtong, Archaic d00d is the name of my other account.

I like to find editors who are POV pushing and argue with them and make articles verifiable, but use different accounts so I don't have enemies following me. Unfortunately I forgot which account I was using when I reverted the other editor, so it looks like I'm trying to use sock puppets.

here are the changes I'd like you to roll back Thanks Zzmang (talk) 05:48, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

You're clearly well versed in the policies and features of Wikipedia. You know what a sock puppet is, and you know about the 3R rule. That suggests that you also know that I'm not an Admin, but that I have the ability to perform rollback. It looks to me like you're looking for someone less knowledgeable than an Admin who might agree to perform favors that appear reasonable, but might not be. If I help you this time, will there be a next time?
In this case, you've swapped one template that converts an imperial measurement to a metric one, with a template that states a person's height in both imperial and metric measurements. They both produce the same result, but presumably one is the preferred template and the other isn't. I don't know which one is preferred, so I'm not qualified to make a judgment as to whether or not the article should be rolled back. I could do some research and find out, but what I already know is that the request is coming from someone who has been blocked for breaking the rules, which makes his request less than 100% trustworthy. How do I know that you're not using me as a sock puppet? The request seems harmless, and probably is, so I suggest that you contact an Admin. If it's the right thing to do, an Admin will help you do it. If you can't find one, you'll be able to revert the changes yourself in less than 24 hours. DOSGuy (talk) 06:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Protecting the pyramid[edit]

Don't tell DGG, but I had already created and protected Cash Gifting and protected cash gifting on my own initiative before I saw your request. So I did the third one as well: game consoles by log. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 19:40, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (File:Logo playphone.gif)[edit]

You've uploaded File:Logo playphone.gif, and indicated that it's used under Wikipedia's rules for non-free images. However, it's not presently used in any articles. Wikipedia policy requires that non-free images be either used or deleted, so if this image isn't used in an article in the next week, it will be deleted.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 22:29, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

It's used in PlayPhone, I note.

Joe Siegler[edit]

How did this page come to be in your user space after being nominated for deletion, and what are your plans for it? (talk) 19:05, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

If you check the page history, you'll see that the page was userfied at my request. It was my intention to improve it, with the help of others, to the point that it could be undeleted. I welcome your help in that effort. DOSGuy (talk) 21:36, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Video game consoles by generation[edit]

Thanks, for saving a copy of it. I really liked this template too. rCX (talk) 23:49, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

I loved how easy it made navigation when I was studying the differences between consoles and the evolution of the console industry. It's just clean, simple, and well laid out. :) DOSGuy (talk) 03:50, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Randalism was actually good faith edit[edit]

My apologies for that, I definitely jumped to conclusions when I saw that change. The IP who led to the page being locked added that number in for some unknown reason, I didn't know it made it into the main table but the ACE calculations, being that they're hidden away, are generally untouched and therefore will contain the correct data. Again, sorry for the misunderstanding Cyclonebiskit (talk) 11:34, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


The seminophagia/spermophagia page was deleted, i.e., redirected to semen and considered not worthy of its own page. I am the compiler of the research. - User:JGabbard


Please see the talkpage of 2010 AHS it has been declared a hurricane.

Edit War[edit]

[1] HurricaneSpin Talk 01:34, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Maintaining the DOS games[edit]

For a quite a while I have been maintaing DOS games, but now I am embarking on a project to make them more orderly. I shall begin by adding and checking infoboxes on every available article. Just a couple of questions if you please:

  • What fields in the infobox are do you believe are primary priority to the article? My common sense tells me that Developer(s), Publisher(s), Platform(s), Mode(s) and Release Date(s) are very important and the information can easily be researched through Mobygames and other DOS game archives. The rest of the fields (that would require thorough research) are secondary priority to the article.
  • What format is optimum for the full Release Date(s) (if any)?

Thanks for any advice you can offer me. Deltasim (talk) 05:56, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Deltasim!
The information that I put in the infobox on my own website[2] are Developers, Publishers, Platforms, Legal status (public domain, freeware, shareware, commercial). I list list Release Dates and Video Modes (EGA, VGA, etc. -- is that what you meant by Modes?).
I think the supported video modes are interesting, but that information isn't available in most of the articles on Wikipedia at the moment, so collecting that information could be a big chore. MobyGames often has screenshots, but doesn't always have a screenshot for every graphics mode that the game supported. Capturing a screenshot of every video mode is part of the mandate of my site.
On that topic, not every DOS game on Wikipedia has a screenshot. Do you plan on taking any yourself? DOSGuy (talk) 16:07, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Usually Mode(s) refers to Single-Player, Multiplayer, 2-player and such like. I'm not sure if there is a field name for video/graphic mode(s) but I think there ought to be. I've never taken screenshots and placed them on an article before. I'll think about doing them once I tackle the infoboxes. Deltasim (talk) 04:01, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

I've got it. The field name for Video Modes that is appropriate is |display= . Now all I need is the field name for Legal Status. Deltasim (talk) 06:55, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

I found the field name for Legal Status is |license= . However the field doesn't seem to function. The field works and displays in certain pages like Ancient Domains of Mystery, but when I try to insert, nothing pops up. That doesn't make any sense. What do you make of it?

Deltasim (talk) 06:38, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

ADOM uses Infobox software, whereas most games use Infobox VG (an alias for Infobox video game), which doesn't have a license field. We either have to convert all of the games to use Infobox software, or make a request for a new field in the template (necessary because it has been indefinitely protected from editing).
Infobox VG has 24 fields that seem to have no equivalent in Infobox software, but Infobox software has 9 fields that have no equivalent in Infobox VG. Personally, I don't see why they don't just merge the two templates, but if we have to use one or the other, I suggest sticking with Infobox VG since it is more flexible than Infobox software, and would probably suit our needs if we could get just one extra field added to it.
"On the other hand, ADOM was able to display all of the information it needed using Infobox software, so if you want to just convert the DOS games to use that template, here's a list of what appear to be the equivalent fields from each template. Please make corrections if you discover any errors. DOSGuy (talk) 23:23, 9 August 2011 (UTC)
Infobox video game Infobox software
title title
italic title N/A
collapsible collapsible
state N/A
show image N/A
image screenshot
caption caption
developer developer
publisher N/A
distributor N/A
series N/A
engine N/A
version N/A
platforms platform
released released
genre genre
modes N/A
ratings N/A
media N/A
requirements N/A
director N/A
producer N/A
designer N/A
programmer N/A
artist N/A
writer N/A
composer N/A
cabinet N/A
arcade system N/A
cpu N/A
sound N/A
display N/A
latest release version latest release version
latest release date latest release date
latest preview version latest preview version
latest preview date latest preview date
N/A logo
N/A author
N/A discontinued
N/A frequently updated
N/A programming language
N/A operating system
N/A size
N/A language
N/A status
N/A license
N/A website


Just want to say, "Bravo!" on your Field of Dreams edit. It went a good way toward trimming it to where it needs to go. I am always so happy to see a fellow Wikipedian who treats this as an encyclopedia and not series of fan sites. My compliments to you! --Tenebrae (talk) 15:42, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Field of Dreams is one of my all-time favourite movies. I was happy to add some important details to explain how the field heals the wounds of Shoeless Joe, Terence Mann and Archie Graham, and I happen to be good at removing "fluff" from encyclopedic content. :)
I still need to add something about how Shoeless Joe and Ray's father both ask if they're in heaven, but Ray tries to tell them that it's only Iowa. DOSGuy (talk) 16:43, 4 August 2011 (UTC)
Well, you're doing a great job bringing it closer to 700. I'm a writer-editor by profession, so give a holler if you'd like someone to go in and condense phrases and other little tricks to reduce word-count without changing content. Regards, --Tenebrae (talk) 18:41, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Re: Current storm info[edit]

It was discussed at the WPTC talk page but was never "officially" put in place; but IMO it just takes up unnecessary space. HurricaneFan25 17:54, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

I agree that the only unique information it adds is the extent of tropical storm and hurricane force winds, but it seemed to exist because it was more readable (less condensed) than the infobox. Anyway, I was unaware of that discussion so I created a new section in the article's discussion page. DOSGuy (talk) 17:58, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

ZoG to be removed in 2015 -- no further answers[edit]

From: Jon Steven Nelson

     Yes, ZoG's website contract info discloses its end of contract on Feb 27, 2015. Jeff Mallett's ZoG contract expires then. Mr. Mallett apparently is going to let ZoG simply die. I even personally e-mailed Mr. Mallett about a new, next-gen ZoG, and he replied with a smug, recluse, do-nothing response. So, I have reason to believe Mr. Mallett and Mr. Lefler had a quarrel about ZoG, and they have split up, and gone their separate ways. I have reason to believe Mr. Jeff Mallett is going to let ZoG die, without any new, next-gen ZoG to replace it.
      Jon Steven Nelson (talk) 15:09, 22 May 2012 (UTC) Jon Steven Nelson, Wikipedia user.

"Bare" URLs[edit]

I want to thank User:Bearcat for this edit and his explanation of why we need to not leave "bare" URLs. I've had other editors tell me the same thing, but without the explanation. I frankly found their postings to be irritating, but now, with your fine explanation, I now "get it", and I'll try to do this in the future (though it may take me a while to learn and even longer to remember). Thanks, friend! CruncherMon (talk) 18:51, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it was a good explanation, though I didn't really feel like keeping it on my talk page. Perhaps it should be explained that way on a WP page so that it can be linked to in future posts. DOSGuy (talk) 19:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thanks for providing a dose of common sense with this edit. Common sense sometimes appears extinct around here; I'm glad you were not afraid to apply some. CruncherMon (talk) 18:56, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Sanjay Pugalia[edit]

DOSGuy, Please read the Sanjay Pugalia entry in light of it most recent changes, which includes a notability statement, better organization, further citation, and new material. Currently, its assessment is stub. The most recent changes should merit a reconsideration of a nomination to delete and possibly a raise in status from stub to start. I would be interested in your thoughts. Thank you, Crtew (talk) 05:56, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Your suggestion to redo the article was a good one! Crtew (talk) 18:40, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

It certainly looks a lot better at first glance! I'm not in a position to actually read it at the moment, but I'll review it soon. DOSGuy (talk) 19:13, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

RSD Game-Maker[edit]

On October 24th you edited the Game-Maker page with the following comment: "Not exclusive to MS-DOS. It works just as well under PC DOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS, etc."

Does it? It wasn't specifically designed for other versions of DOS. I was actually a beta tester for most of the software's life cycle, and they were concerned enough with just the differences in major MS-DOS updates. (That, and the ramifications of wildly different processor speeds on the market.)

If you've tested it in other DOS environments and it runs just fine with no obvious bugs, then that's great. I haven't done the research here, and I don't think the programmers did either. All I can report is what was actually intended at the time (and which I believe is reflected in the manual, which I don't have to hand at the moment). --Aderack (talk) 20:35, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Fun School Discussion[edit]

Greetings, I should like an additional opinion based on the Fun School series at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Fun School 6 . I believe most of the Fun School articles have adequate notability regardless of the criticism so far. Any concrete suggestions you can give would be highly appreciated. Deltasim (talk) 08:50, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:06, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^