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Archive at User talk:Eponymous/archiveFliponymous after name change Eponymous (talk) 03:43, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Darkness: The Vampire Version[edit]


I have 2 questions. I am tuning up an existing article about an independent horror film, Darkness (1993 film). Question one: I know the producer/writer/director, but did not in any way participate in the production or distribution of the film. I'm not creating a fan or advert page, rather, I am trying to introduce information about the significance of the film including its ongoing life in horror film festivals. Does my personal acquaintance with the creator constitute a COI issue? I intend to ask for a review of the article before releasing it into the wild. Question two: I have recieved permission to post the cover image from said creator. Is that sufficient to allow it to be used in the article? Thanks Eponymous (talk) 05:07, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

To answer your first question, I think you'll be fine with editing the article. I would, however, recommend that you post what you just said regarding your "possible," so to speak, COI, on the talk page of the related article.
Regarding your second question, we generally post covers of movies and CDs and such under a fair use rationale, which means that it is still copyrighted and we just use a very small version of the file for educational purposes under the legal limits of the US law. However, if the copyright holder would like to give it a free license (Wikipedia accepts public domain, Creative Commons licenses, as well as the GFDL, among other licenses) we would be very gracious but they would need to go through the OTRS system ( Killiondude (talk) 06:03, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
Sweet. Thanks! Eponymous (talk) 06:09, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

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Hey there DASHBot, thanks for the heads up. (Yes I know I am responding to a robot, they have feelings too!) I was unaware of the ramifications of that rule and will eliminate those images from the userspace oages I am using for editing projects. Thanks! Eponymous (talk) 16:04, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Not tired of hearing from you[edit]

No. I would like to hear more from you. Anything else you want added? And, just as important. anything that should go. Remember article is for general non-gamer as well as gamers. It is very useful to nolelover and me to have a third set of eyes actually looking at details (rather than the big picture). I am watchlisting this page, so feel free to reply here. Vyeh (talk) 14:21, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good -- I do have one question. I do not understand what "Brendan Casey (scient)" means. Is he a scientist? Does he work for a company that eschews upper case? Otherwise I think the article's progressing well. Eponymous (talk) 15:49, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
scient is his forum screen name, just like Eponymous is your screen name. Thanks for fixing the [. I must have left it when I copied and paste. Vyeh (talk) 15:54, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd get another opinion on the inclusion of (scient) in the article space then, IMHO that would be a non-encyclopedic detail. Eponymous (talk) 16:00, 11 June 2010 (UTC)
I took care of it. Vyeh (talk) 20:02, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Future Plans for Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri[edit]



First, thank you for your support. In retrospect, it is pretty clear that someone probably looked for my first edit and deliberately moved it (taking only a few seconds to cut and paste), put in a provocative edit summary, then cried revert when there 30 seconds of work was reversed and spent an hour ranting on the discussion page. In the forums, we call people like this trolls.

Second, I am new enough that I skim the user page and the talk page of people that I put on my watch list. Yours was very interesting, especially the archive.

Third, I really appreciate the comments you are making. They show that you are looking at the article at a whole and applying reason to make the article a better one and not simply making suggestions to further an agenda. I actually sympathize with Dream Focus and appreciate the fact that he articulates his reasons. He had an extremely valid point when he said that the combined merge article would be too long. I am not sure he realized there was an alternative to not going through with the merger! It is pretty clear your agenda is to make the article a better one.

Fourth, I wanted to let you know my thoughts about the article. The guidelines talk about making some kind of thesis statement. (Of course, all guidelines seem to be written by deletionists who want something to point to when they delete!) I think what makes SMAC notable is the great critical acclaim it received. And it certainly is easier to source the critical acclaim than it would be to source the number of players or the intensity of the players (so it would be hard to source that SMAC is a cult favorite, for example). Using critical acclaim would mean that in subsequent sections, we would want to point to critical acclaim when we can. I have started rounding up sources and will be looking at reviews. in addition to reviews, we can also use the manual and the game itself as a source (as you know, the game has datalinks, but we should also be able to use the text of the interludes). In light of the above, I wonder if sections like technology and availability should be retained.

Fifth, have you had a chance to look at the Modification section and the external link to the Creation forum?


Vyeh (talk) 01:35, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Howdy! 1)I wouldn't dismiss them as a troll, there's a lot of value in what they posted on the talk page. Take a look at the WP principle of BOLD, revert, discuss. 2)Glad you got a kick out of it! 3)You're right, my only agenda is to end up with a great article. A great Wikipedia article, of course, is quite different from a great article in nearly any other venue -- the restrictions imposed by the POV, COI, tone, and sourcing rules does force a different perspective. 4)Critical acclaim, evolution of Meier and Reynolds, technology, and availability are critical. For a truly encyclopedic article, things only sourced by the manual, in-game, and forums should be minimized. This is, for example, one of the reasons my view on SMAX is so different from the Dreamers -- they are thinking why this game is fun whereas I am trying to think of why this game is important. I think overall you and Nole are doing well. 5)Haven't looked yet, probably going to be afk for a few days. I'll check in then and let you know what I think. Eponymous (talk) 23:05, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

!) I looked at your reference and it was interesting. I would prefer to discuss, BOLD and skip the revert. I have made the redirect from Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire. I still need to go to the articles that link to Alien Crossfire and change them. I did find out that WP suggest that articles below 32 kB in readable prose do not need to be split for length considerations. We're right on the cusp, but there is still some cruft and redundancy.4) I'd like to hear more about your view compared with that of the Dreamers. Thank you for the compliment. 5) Whenever. Vyeh (talk) 23:57, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

I found that JohnnyMrNinja had done some clean-up work on the merger. (I am still working through the procedure.) So I have misjudged him and I have edited my comment above. Vyeh (talk) 11:02, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Introductory Section[edit]

Thanks for the offer. You can take a look at the Introductory section to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. 16:59, 29 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vyeh (talkcontribs)

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Patch paragraph was removed for not having secondary source[edit]

The patch paragraph you pointed to as evidence of reception has been removed (not just moved) for failure to have a secondary source. I believe the last cite is a secondary source and I would appreciate your opinion on the matter. Vyeh (talk) 17:58, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't get back to you on this -- looks like it's been resolved. Eponymous (talk) 22:24, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
For now. I don't believe it belongs in Modifications. BTW, I would still like to get your impression of that section, which I threw together for you (note the external link disappeared). At this point, I am hoping that we can have the article moved from "Start" class to "C" class by the end of the summer. Do you have any knowledge of the process and how long it takes for the Video Games project to act? Vyeh (talk) 13:17, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
I don't know anything about Wikipedia processes and projects -- the only reason I got involved w/SMAC was love of the game, and it's cool to watch the article steadily improving. As a non-Firaxis patch, I think the original info may have been too detailed -- it's not the only unofficial patch by any means, I had a color patch for my copy that I got well before this pathc was released, for example -- my perspective on the modding section (including unofficial patches, which are mods) is simply that a game more than a decade old still has an active modding community, which the patch shows. Eponymous (talk) 18:14, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Are you talking about the SMAC Alternate Color Patch (second link from the bottom at Firaxis Download Page? I believe that one is official. Vyeh (talk) 09:46, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you for the barnstar! It's an honor to receive one from you. It was not a problem reverting your user page. =) Gogo Dodo (talk) 05:38, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


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Hey there, User:rocknrollanoah![edit]

I don't think deleting what you deem a "needless aside" is a minor edit. You changed the content of the page rather than fixing a misspelling or grammar error. I'm talking to you here, because you don't have a talk page. Eponymous (fnord) 04:05, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

you could try User talk:Rocknrollanoah ;-) but he's only had one edit per year in the last two... so I doubt he's going to give it much attention. (bi the way... while i didn't want to share my handle on FB, i'm sure u can guess who i am) --ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 19:42, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
HAR! Yeah, at the time he didn't have a talk page at all. Eponymous (fnord) 20:10, 11 October 2012 (UTC)


here's a link so we can work in peace and quiet, lol.

User:Zappernapper/MOM draft

--ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 05:02, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Looks good. Eponymous (fnord) 05:15, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for the heads up! Eponymous (fnord) 17:56, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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