User talk:Mitaphane/Archive 2

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you're a libertarian? whoa! Sparsefarce 17:07, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Come play GoKrida[edit]

Even if the AfD goes through for the article, I think GoKrida might be something you'd like, based on your profile. B7T 11:24, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


No problem. Zagalejo 04:32, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I dunno. Shouldn't it just be transwikied to Wiktionary? Let me know why you think this would make a good encyclopedia article. (I don't mean for that to sound condescending) Sparsefarce 17:11, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
My argument on the AfD page was simply that "if Weasel Word is deserving of an article then so should this". Both "Weasel Word" & "Overlinking" are terms that have been created by someone that refers to a specific phenomenon. Given that fact, there should be an article about the phenomenon and not just the word and its usage.
Perhaps Weasel Word is more deserving of an article. Weasel word does have a much broader scope; it can be in any word usage(spoken and written) as opposed to (written word) hypertext usage in Overlinking's case); Thus, the article for Weasel Word might have more topical information to talk about. But as I see it, conceptually, both articles have the same reason to exist and both articles are of the same quality right now.--Mitaphane talk 18:02, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
I agreed with you, as some of the provided arguments were just that it was a stylebook problem and should be addressed there and I thought it had a broader scope as a phenomenon than over-wikilinking. --Newt ΨΦ 18:25, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Looks like it survived another AfD. --Newt ΨΦ 15:57, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

RoboCop and Space Sheriff Gavan[edit]

Check the bottom of this article. There's some inspiration in design, though I don't know that there's any more inspiration than that. --Newt ΨΦ 20:20, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm skeptical. Almost all the Robocop trivia bits are things found in its commentaries. I never heard anything in the commentaries about influences on the suit design. That said I'm willing to bet it's true, if for nothing else the influences Japanese media has had protrayal of robots/cyborg/mechs/etc. But that aside the trivia makes it sound like the story of Space Sheriff Gavan influenced Robocop. That's clearly bunk. --Mitaphane talk 20:33, 8 August 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, I think skepticism is right, but the trivia may have a bit to it. I don't know how legitimate a source is either. --Newt ΨΦ 20:54, 8 August 2006 (UTC)


You wanna team up on that RoboCop article? My thoughts? A lot of the trivia can be put into an inspiration section, or part of the themes section. The summary needs to be shortened and made more concise. The out-of-place bits about RoboCop need to either be deleted or put out-of-universe, and if needed put into a separate RoboCop (character) article or something. How 'bout it? --Newt ΨΦ 21:56, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm for it. I'll take on the inspiration, themes, trivia, and cultural references section. A lot of the sources from that come from the DVD commentaries. Plus, I should be able to find other good 3rd party sources since the movie has inspired many people. If you want to take on character, plot, etc. that'd be cool. I tracked down a film FA (Blade Runner) as a idea of what the wikiFilm project guys think is good. It has a sections for other media(games,comics,etc), sequels, influences, cast , themes, synopsis. All of which, Robocop could use. --Mitaphane talk 00:18, 12 August 2006 (UTC)


I have been adding a lot of stuff about Jeffersonville on Wikipedia for Wikipedia:WikiProject Louisville. Feel free to join us; I need another Hoosier to help mold the Kentuckians into fien shape.--Bedford 01:40, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I'll consider working on the project once I finish up the things I'm working on now. Also, you might want to talk to the wikipedians Newt and Sparsefarce. They are both civic minded people (more so than I), who are from the Louisville Metro area. --Mitaphane talk 02:33, 28 August 2006 (UTC)


I'd be happy to help you out, the only problem is I am not very skilled at Wikipedia matters. You will have to spell out very clearly what it is you need me to do. J.J. 08:06, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Well this page Silhouette_(Deus_Ex) was deleted and turned into a redirect. Correct me if I'm wrong, but admins can see old deleted pages, in the page history? If that's the case, can you pull up the old version and create in my user space like here User:Mitaphane/Sandbox#Silhouette_(Deus_Ex)? That way I can go through the old version to see if there was anything worth saving as condense all this fictional groups down. --Mitaphane talk 20:55, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Hello! Sorry it took so long, I really don't understand a lot of this. I have, however, now restored all the deleted history logs of the Silhouette page, so you can look through them for yourself and see if anything is worth keeping. J.J. 18:45, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Big thanks. --Mitaphane talk 22:20, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

WMP problem[edit]

Thanks for that link. I will try it later. - Mgm|(talk) 08:53, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Yep, it worked. Thanks! - Mgm|(talk) 11:49, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
  • No problem, glad I could help. Mitaphane talk 17:49, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Gotta love it[edit]

I thought you'd be interested in/appalled by this article: Timeline of fictional historical events --NewtΨΦ 17:43, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

what?! there is no way this could ever even come close to being managable!! Sparsefarce 19:46, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Wow...I don't understand the point. At least with fictional, in-universe, timelines there's some context of a history within a story. With this, it's just a rambling list of various fictional events organized by date. —Mitaphane talk 01:38, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Worst part: it overwhelmingly survived a deletion attempt. --NewtΨΦ 15:20, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

re: == <br clear=all /> == by Mitaphane 07:39, 25 September 2006 (UTC) on Editing Wikipedia:Help desk (section)[edit]

Thanks. '...move past...'??????100110100 03:40, 2 October 2006 (UTC) What does that mean?100110100 03:40, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
No problem. It means that the text after the <br> will be displayed underneath the image (in effect moving past it). See this page for a visual example. —Mitaphane talk 03:50, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Image source[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you knew where you found this image: Image:StarFox Map.jpg. Was it from a website, or taken from an emulator? Currently, me and another user are getting all the Star Fox main articles to GA status, and properly sourcing the images is one of the requirements. Thunderbrand 14:42, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Taken from an emulator —Mitaphane talk 20:20, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for helping me at the help desk. I'll use that edit counter often. | AndonicO Talk 13:04, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
No problem, glad I could help. —Mitaphane talk 16:37, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Next Generation Magazine[edit]

Can you scan or somehow provide the preview of Ganbare Goemon from volume 26? I've been spending a few hours upgrading Goemon N64 titles in preparation for featured article drives. Thanks. --Zeality 21:57, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't have a scanner, but my digital camera has mode for capture text for documents in B&W at high contrast. Here are the 2 pages [1] [2]. If you need to use the images in the preview, I have access to a color scanner that can get to next week. —Mitaphane talk 13:22, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
Whoa! Well, sorry if it'll be burdernsome, but those are some very nice beta screenshots. I've never seen anything like those, and they'll add to the development portion of the article. If you can get them, it'd be great. Thanks again. --Zeality 01:04, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Yeah NextGen has a lot of great beta screenshots. Half-Life is just one that stands out. Prior to Valve going back to the drawing board, Gordon Freeman looked like some crazy bearded viking. Anyway, I'll scan the image next time it's convenient. —Mitaphane talk 16:28, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Just glancing at the project page. Since it's release coverage, the issue of NGM you recently described should be covered by everything in the article, but I suppose if they have any further development information it'd be useful. Thanks. Just got done digging through my NP archives for material. --Zeality 01:19, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Thanks; I'll get this stuff added to the development and review sections tomorrow. Once I find some Japanese reviews, the article will be complete save for sales figures, which I don't think are available anywhere. It's up for FAC. --Zeality 04:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Game Design[edit]

Hi, what does the article need to improve its rating?

Thanks, Dndn1011 10:17, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

It's a good article but some sections seem sparse, like the designers section. More sources are always a plus. The article goes into detail about theory but doesn't explore practice in the industry much. For example, only one game in the article is mentioned superficially. Also surprising is the lack of work of important game designers(e.g. Will Wright, Chris Crawford).
Try putting the article up for CVG peer review to get other ideas from other editors. —Mitaphane talk 17:42, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
There are other articles that concern actual games, there is a whole article on game designers. As far as practice goes, I want to put that stuff in an article called video game production. I have been trying to keep the article concise because the subject quickly gets unmanageable. There are as many theories as to best practice of game design as there are game designers....Dndn1011 11:04, 26 October 2006 (UTC)


I disagree with your assessment of the petition being mentioned in the article. It is already an important part of the history of the game, as the original topic on the company's message boards is over five pages long, and the game producers have commented regarding it as well. Compromise proposed- You didn't delete the link to the petition at the bottom of the page. Let's leave that up, as it's unobtrusive. In return, I won't have the link in the main article, but will mention the present controversy. Coolgamer 21:10, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

I didn't even notice it had the link listed twice. Outside of that, I did not delete the link because of relevance to the history of the game; I don't know anything about it. I deleted it because it was advocating something ("The petition can be signed by clicking this link." ); that violates Wikipedia policy. I've moved the link into the text as an inline reference for that statement minus words so that it doesn't sound like it's advocating anything. —Mitaphane talk 23:55, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

re: rm shortcuts (good idea but doesn't work with redirects))[edit]

[3]: what do you mean it does not work with redirects? ie. #REDIRECT [[Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_paper_encyclopedia]] -- Zondor 01:25, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

I should have phrased that better, I should have said shorcuts don't work with sections. A shortcut is a redirect. WP:NOT redirects to the article "Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not" In order for you to implement the idea you have to have the new shortcuts redirect to article sections. For example, WP:NOTPAPER would have to redirect to Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_paper_encyclopedia that currently can't happen with redirects. —Mitaphane talk 01:33, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
yes it can. i have done it lots of times. has the software changed since then? -- Zondor 11:15, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
no it cant. perhaps subpages are needed. -- Zondor 11:21, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Check out the information in Wikipedia:Redirect..."Please note that you can redirect only to articles, not sections in them; although the syntax allows them, they don't work." The meta link in the line mentions it's a bug and probably won't be fixed because it's difficult to implement in a satisfactory way. It's too bad, it'd be great to refer to specific sections of WP policy without typing so much. —Mitaphane talk 19:44, 8 November 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your explanation on the help desk. BTW, I used to play Go, too. — Sebastian (talk) 06:37, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

No problem. I love it (when I do find someone who can play, it's a very relaxing game.—Mitaphane talk 06:43, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

For you...[edit]

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For the great job that you do at the help desk! -- Lost(talk) 03:14, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
Thank ye, Lost :) —Mitaphane talk 04:38, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Finally happened[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of fictional characters who wear fingerless gloves. I saved the list as it is in User:Psyphics/Fingerless gloves. --PsyphicsΨΦ 20:49, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh shit! rally the troops! Sparsefarce 21:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)