User talk:Ferret

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Your revert on Half-Life (series)[edit]

I added Android to the list of platforms on the Half-Life (series) page and you reverted it for some reason. Half-Life 2 runs on Android (NVIDIA Shield devices) natively so that is an incorrect reversion. I have fixed it again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacnet (talkcontribs) 21:08, 21 July 2014‎ (UTC)

Your Revert on Heroes of Newerth[edit]

Please verify the change on our website at We made the announcement today and can be found at Please verify your reverts before making them as we would like this site to reflect accurate information. Please provide reason behind your revert if you feel this information is inaccurate and I can help point you in that direction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasonagajanian (talkcontribs) 01:41, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

How can I verify if you make unsourced changes? It's not my job to find sources for you. I recommend that you include reliable secondary sources when making edits such as this, as well as doing more than changing the infobox. You included no sources and left the lead of the article unchanged, as well as not making any other adjustments to the development sections. There's also a big issue with conflict of interest in this case, as it appears you're directly involved. -- ferret (talk) 01:49, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

I have found the press release and made updates for you, but I recommend in the future ensuring you use reliable sources when making such an important change as this. Infobox fields are a frequent target for vandalism and are often reverted if no sources are provided and the rest of the article doesn't match. -- ferret (talk) 02:00, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

I am very sorry if I came off as defensive before and thank you for taking care of that for me. I obviously do not have much experience with wikipedia and did not mean to step on your toes here. I will retire my wikipedia career after my first day, because as you pointed out I do have conflicting interests here and I probably should let this organically change to reflect accurate information. Thanks for maintaining the integrity of this site and helping me realize that I was in the wrong. Have a good day. -- Jasonagajanian (talk) 09:57, 6 May 2015 (EDT)

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Borderlands 2[edit]

Is Borderlands 2 an open world game?Dohvahkiin (talk) 22:23, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

I replied on the Borderlands 2 talk a while back when you previously asked. -- ferret (talk) 18:40, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
I know, sorry about that. This has nothing to do with it, but someone should start an article on Fallout 4 very soon. Just a suggestion :) Dohvahkiin (talk) 18:45, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
There is a redirect currently in place that leads to the Fallout 4 subsection of Fallout (series). As soon as the announcement is released, I'm certain the redirect will be updated and replaced with more details. Best to wait till the announcement is made though to avoid WP:CRYSTAL. -- ferret (talk) 19:02, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

True, true. Just super-hyped for it, especially after all the hoaxes and everything Dohvahkiin (talk) 19:44, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


That's my old account. I've been trying to find a way to get rid of it, but I realized I can't delete it, so I'm just gonna let it fade into obscurity. Btw, read my user page :) Dohvahkiin (talk) 11:44, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Fallout 4[edit]

There are two things I noticed about the article: 1. Why is there box art when they haven't even revealed that yet? 2. I'd assume it'd be a safe bet to add it to the category that we all know I love, but to be on the safe side, id rather have someone else do it. But anyway, it looks good. Hopefully, the game is released by the end of the year Dohvahkiin (talk) 15:05, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

On the boxart, the image in use is probably suitable for now until a better version is available. I didn't add it, but have no real objection to it either. On the category, yeah, I'll add it. -- ferret (talk) 15:07, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
That is the official box art actually. My mistake. It's pretty, ugly though compared to 3 and New Vegas Dohvahkiin (talk) 15:09, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Very poor quality image at Fallout Shelter[edit]

The gameplay image you posted on Fallout Shelter is of really poor quality. It isn't even clearly visible at all when you open it in your browser. It seems you've inserted the image without noticing its low quality. The image is about showing the gameplay but hardly anything can be clearly seen from it. Please post a good-quality image in place of it that is at thevleast clearly visible. Thank you. KahnJohn27 (talk) 03:07, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

@KahnJohn27: This is intentional to meet policies related to fair use of non-free images. Images are reduced in file size and quality intentionally. If you visit other articles you will note similar practices, such as on Fallout 3 as an easy example. -- ferret (talk) 11:52, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Please reply at Talk:Fallout Shelter#Screenshot -- ferret (talk) 12:07, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Fallout Shelter gameplay.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Fallout Shelter gameplay.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information.

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Done. -- ferret (talk) 12:07, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Console game articles[edit]

Hi. The article Home video game console is a duplicate of video game console lacking some improvements the latter received. I was thinking of redirecting Home video game console to video game console but wanted to make sure there wasn't any useful information that was added in the first one to extract first.

This is the reason I copy/pasted the second article into the first one to compare them as they seemed almost identical. I didn't find how to compare 2 different articles beetween themselves otherwise. Is there a way to do it ??? Thanks. (edit: you spoke of a "Show Changes" button ? Where would that button be, as I searched how to do the comparaison any other way before doing what I did ?)

And what do you think to not let 2 almost identical articles in 2 different places ? This really make sense to me as any modification will likely only be made to one and not to the other. But at the same time, to have a separate Home video game console was making some sense as there are separate articles for handheld game consoles and other type of console, but not if it's to have ... the same article.

Pretty complicated as there are many close articles on consoles: Beetween the "history" articles, the "list" articles, the "home" or "handheld" console articles and the console article itself... Mevo Wiki (talk) 19:36, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

You need to post the rationales for the mergers on the talk pages of the articles in question, so it can be discussed by any editors with an interest in those articles. I think what you'll find if we dig into the history of Home video game console is that it shouldn't be merged, but the duplication is the result of a page split from Video game console that wasn't fully completed. There are many editors with interest in this area and the merger proposal (Which there needs to be two separate proposals, one for each article you would like to merge) will allow them to weigh in. -- ferret (talk) 19:50, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
I skimmed a bit and missed your question about Show Changes. When you edit an article, before you save it, there should be a set of buttons available to you below the edit form, including "Show preview" and "Show changes". The "Show Changes" button will show you a diff between the current version of the article and the changes you have entered, just like comparing two different versions of the article history. -- ferret (talk) 19:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok, the copy/paste was good, but I should NOT have SAVED the modifications, but used the "Show changes" button instead, understood. To be sure there is no confusion: About the Home video game console article, it is NOT the article which you proposed to discuss about, but the one you reverted. And according to the history, it seems it WAS initially a redirection to video game console, and a duplicate has been created. My intention is to make it a REDIRECTION again. But i can start a talk about it too, if needed.Mevo Wiki (talk) 20:09, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Merging (or redirecting) either article will require a merger proposal, as that page was created in the last year (really, only 7-8 months ago) and a fair amount of discussion occurred at that time. In essence, any time there's a suggestion that someone contests an action like this, a discussion needs to be opened. -- ferret (talk) 20:24, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Forwards compatibility[edit]

Would it be fair to include a "Yes, but to an extent", and include a footnote mentioning that much newer software can't run if the hardware doesn't support required features? Wikinium (talk) 18:05, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

@Wikinium: Partial is Partial. Please try to be neutral. There's no "Yes, with exceptions". The idea of a footnote that newer software can't run on older hardware is the very essence of a lack of forward compatibility. -- ferret (talk) 20:20, 28 June 2015 (UTC)