User talk:GamerPro64

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Welcome to my talk page. If you're planning on addressing me, call me Gamer.


  • Articles on my radar:

(Video games) Mega Man Powered Up, Ride to Hell: Retribution, Darkened Skye, Vanishing Point (video game), Lair (video game)

(Others) They Might Be Giants discography

Also, keeping these for personal use: Wikipedia:Good topics/count, Wikipedia:Featured topics/count, Category:Unassessed Featured topics articles

Gamer's Cold Storage, changes to Video Games WikiProject, For the template

List of commercial failures in video gaming[edit]

So I was reading your WP:VG interview and decided to submit one of the articles you mentioned to reddit. It caused quite the traffic increase. JACOPLANE • 2011-04-7 21:17

Mega Man Powered Up[edit]

Here are some sources that may or may not be in the article right now. I'm on a Wikibreak so I won't be able to put them to prose.

  • [1]
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  • [4] - PSM Magazine, Play Magazine, Game Informer, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, PSM2 Magazine UK, games(™), Official PlayStation 2 Magazine UK
  • [5]
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The Signpost: 22 July 2015[edit]

Arb report[edit]

Hi Gamer, I noticed you said on the NAN talk page you have been paying "hyper attention" to ArbCom this year, and also know you have no formal affiliation with the committee. Would you have any interest in joining a team of rotating writers for the Signpost's arbitration report? We have one writer already on board, and would like a team of at least three to help share the workload. If you would have any interest, do let me know. Go Phightins! 02:10, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Must say, Phightins. I have always been interested in writing for the Signpost. And I do know how to do writing for the newsletters here, being one-third of the Video Game Newsletter. I am interested in helping with the work in any way for the reports. Can certainly do so after August 1st if that works. GamerPro64 02:22, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Awesome!!! That is great news, so great, I am going to ping Gamaliel as well. We will be in touch to coordinate the details shortly. Thanks! Go Phightins! 02:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello from the Signpost and welcome aboard. Would you consider writing about the Arbitration Enforcement case? The decision isn't due until August 9. Gamaliel (talk) 02:59, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Certainly. Looks to be interesting. GamerPro64 03:08, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Note to self: Workshop Proposed decision is still going on. No peace in the ArbCom case. GamerPro64 02:25, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Came here to leave a note that the case was still open, but I see you've already noticed that. I suspect they'll be done soon as most of the proposals already have 6-7 votes. Gamaliel (talk) 15:13, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

They just closed the case. Gamaliel (talk) 02:16, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up. I begin a draft. GamerPro64 02:34, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Annotations in good topics[edit]

Hello, there. Any news about this? No rush (I'm not very active), but I'm still interested in the matter. Waltham, The Duke of 20:35, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 July 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 05 August 2015[edit]

The Signpost: 12 August 2015[edit]

Resurrecting an old project[edit]

Hey there! Long time no see. Let me get right down to business. If I remember correctly, one of your specialties is tidying up and nominating abandoned projects—Anachronox and Pilotwings spring to mind. Well, I'd like to propose one to you: Maniac Mansion. I worked on that article with MuZemike and GuyinBlack way back in the day... it's like four or five years (!) ago now. They kept working on it after I left, and it grew to an unbelievable size and depth. And it was impressive even before all that expansion. About three years ago, its one and only FAC failed because of prose concerns, and it's been collecting dust ever since. The article is 95% of the way to being perfect—it would be a real jewel in WPVG's crown if it finally got featured.

Tonight I got inspired to copyedit the behemoth. Did the lead and gameplay section, but there's quite a bit left. I'd love to do the rest. If I had a partner who was willing to double-check the references, do some trimming on the excess content and handle an FAC nomination, I'd keep going on the CE in a heartbeat. That's when you came to mind! Would you be interested in handling the nom and whatever little janitor work the article needs? I'm pretty sure it's in good shape aside from the prose, which I'm dealing with myself, but it's been a long time since the main contributors shelved it. Some of the links might need archiving, etc. The nomination is the biggest thing—with work and all, I'm definitely not up for the stress and time commitment that would require. Totally understand if you aren't, either. But I'd really love to see this article get its due, and you're the most qualified project-salvager I can ask. You interested? JimmyBlackwing (talk) 08:46, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Certainly. I've had Maniac Mansion in the back of my head for some time. I'll look through the article and do some fixing up there. GamerPro64 18:39, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Great to hear. I'll keep plugging away at the copyedit. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 19:06, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Looks like the article's going to need more janitor work than I feared. There are mangled ref templates and dead links galore, not to mention article text that's drifted from the sources over time. The copyedit is going well, but this thing will require a lot more work besides, unfortunately. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 22:00, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

You could ask for some assistance and make request on the WikiProject's talk page. Would be interesting to make this a full out project collaboration. That hasn't happened in years. GamerPro64 22:08, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
That's true, but I'm a bit nervous about work on the article getting derailed. I abandoned the previous push to bronze-star Maniac Mansion after a fourth editor, who was not the best writer, joined our collaboration and rewrote large portions of the article to be (if I'm honest) flat-out worse. He did some good work expanding it, but the article never had a prayer of satisfying 1a in that shape. Rather than fight over it and lose my hair, I just bailed. I'd rather not see something like that happen again. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 22:57, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
I getcha, Jimmy. I think we can make it work for its second go. GamerPro64 03:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Prose-wise, the monster has very nearly been tamed. It's looking quite good for the most part: the content is strong. If we can get the technical side nailed down (and the writing spotchecked), we shouldn't have any trouble at FAC. Exciting stuff to finally see this project come together. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 09:26, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Great. Also, I am about to get ready for college again. So once that's done with I can more available to help out with the page. GamerPro64 14:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 17:47, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Copyedit complete, barring whatever minor tweaks might need to be made in the future. I cut probably 7,000-10,000 bytes from the article—truly unbelievable levels of cruft and bloat. What's left is very solid. Once you're back in the saddle, we should be able to fix up the rest in no time. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 23:40, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

So besides filling in some clips from conferences I think the article looks pretty well made. What do you think about putting it at FAC now? GamerPro64 00:17, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Oh, I missed this message until just now. I'd like to spotcheck the article first. A lot has changed since those references were first added. I'll work on that over the next few days, then you can feel free to nom. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 19:27, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I'm cool with that. GamerPro64 19:42, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 19 August 2015[edit]

Dyscourse files[edit]

Dunno if you've seen, but the licensing e-mail has finally been processed and the files have been restored. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  17:27, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the news, Salvidrim. Been wondering when it was going to happen. Now to figure out how to move some of them to here. GamerPro64 17:33, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
You don't need to move anything. You can just link to the files as if they were local ([[File:Example.jpg]])... it makes Commons convenient. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  17:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Seven years here and I keep learning new things. I'll never know how I managed to survive here. GamerPro64 17:47, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry too much; I've recently had it pointed out to me that a range-block I had put in place had inadvertently blocked 618 septillion addresses (that's NOT a typo). ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  18:05, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
That might explain why I couldn't edit on my phone for the past couple of days. GamerPro64 20:00, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
.... More like months.....  · Salvidrim! ·  20:14, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

That's… a big booboo. GamerPro64 22:23, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Arb report[edit]

Hi, thanks for taking a swing at covering an admittedly complicated arbitration case. The first draft looks pretty good, but we do have a few concerns we'd like you to address before publication. Primarily, the text of the decision did not characterize GorillaWarfare's actions as wheel warring, which you did in the background section. Could you rework the background section to be as neutral as possible? I saw your note about copyediting in the newsroom; we'll look at that when the content is in place. Thanks again for your help, Go Phightins! 20:31, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Gotcha. If you have anyone comments on the writeup, let me know. GamerPro64 20:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 August 2015[edit]

I wrote one of these articles. God help us. GamerPro64 02:23, 28 August 2015 (UTC)