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From the beginning to July 22, 2005

Anyway, give me a little bit of time, and I'll respond to your comment on the Disgaea talk page. I have a slightly different idea that I think could work nicely. - RedWordSmith 03:31, Dec 11, 2004 (UTC)

Kirby Super Star[edit]

I reverted your edit to this page. I recommend you read Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, Wikipedia:Manual of Style, and Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. Andre (talk) 03:43, Dec 12, 2004 (UTC)

I assume that my intro paragraph, talking about quality and that they weren't really eight games in one was whgy it wasn't considered neutral. If I kept that part out, could I resubmit it? -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)

Project videogames[edit]

Hi. I know Andrevan mentioned wikibooks in one of his edit summaries to the above article. There's a link to the appropriate section of wikibooks and some information on what Wikipedia policies mean for video games at Wikipedia:WikiProject Computer and video games. I just thought you might be interested in that. - RedWordSmith 19:28, Dec 16, 2004 (UTC)

Re: your edit to Talk: Earthbound[edit]

Lmao... I REALLY love how you don't even use the ****ing title of the game. It's not Mother II. In the game, you SEE it as Mother 2.

Correct Information:

14,100 > 5,270, but that's WAY higher than your estimate.

Please refrain from this kind of post. It could be interpreted as a personal attack or offensive behavior in general. Rather than be a jerk about it, it would be better to politely point out the error, and fix it. Especially since you were responding to an edit that is over four months old, and is thus no longer really a key point of discussion. Also, please sign your posts to talk pages. Aerion//talk 00:29, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)

A late response, but I wanna clarify that I changed it. I dunno if I'm not supposed to change stuff like that, but I wanted to delete my trolling message. -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)

== MSN==[edit]

Garrett, do you have AIM or MSN? I wanna chat about possible improvement to some Zelda shtuffs. c_c--A Link to the Past 03:18, May 21, 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I should be on MSN now, this link should work. Master Thief GarrettTalk 03:26, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

about the screenshots[edit]

You're doing a great job adding screenshots for everything, but it would be preferable if they were in PNG format. This allows for the image to be a perfect representation of the onscreen image, and eliminates corruption due to compression, like for example in Image:AgahnimLttP.JPG, you can see a mess of pixels around the characters that wouldn't be there in a PNG. The filesize is smaller too. But anyway, you're doing a great job! Master Thief GarrettTalk 04:51, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Oh, you've replaced them... I wasn't *actually* meaning you should do that, merely that you should think about using PNG "in future", but um, yeah, that's great! Master Thief GarrettTalk 09:58, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, I wanna make the LttP Article great, so I might as well start off with PNGs with the LttP Article, right? -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)


Hi there! I applaud your efforts at cleaning out small articles on minor things from video games. However, I'd like to suggest the following... rather than listing them on VFD, could you please merge them onto some parent article? This is easier - it happens immediately instead of after a week-long vote. How to merge Why to merge. Yours, Radiant_* 14:08, May 24, 2005 (UTC)

It's a decent enough idea, but you have to consider the fact that these games aren't all associated with eachother. It wouldn't make sense to combine Hooktail and Bubbles. -- A Link to the Past 18:08, May 24, 2005 (UTC)
  • Okay, Blargg may have been a bad example. If the information there is false, then of course it should be removed. What I meant to suggest was something like The_Legend_of_Zelda_series_enemies or The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Ocarina_of_Time_enemies, only for Mario games (or each game individually, if that's more appropriate). But since you know a lot more about these games than I do, that decision is up to you really. Radiant_* 07:33, May 25, 2005 (UTC)
    • There is an unfinished list, called List of Mario Villains. But even stuff like Bahamutt; half of that article is discussing the link between it and Bahamut. -- A Link to the Past 07:43, May 25, 2005 (UTC)
      • Well, we trust you. If you see misinformation in an article, excise it. If you see information in the wrong place, move it. "half of the article" on Bahamutt in this case means one sentence :) Very short articles are obvious merge candidates, and while you do have a point about redirects being useless, the general consensus is that spurious redirects don't harm anyone so it's easiest to leave them in place. I'll add that to Wikipedia:Merge though. Radiant_* 15:20, May 25, 2005 (UTC)
  • I will concur with Radiant that if you find fancrufty articles just go ahead and merge them with the parent article, or if you don't want to do that add a {{merge|Article you want it merged with}}-tag to the top. Deletion is a drastic solution, and should probably be reserved for cases where absolutely nothing is salvagable. Sjakkalle 06:56, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Well, now, some of the VfDs have ended. Most have been Keep/Merge/Redirect, but the one that really gets me is Dr. E.Gadd. Dr. E.Gadd! How could this be Wikipedia quality?
  1. Professor E. Gadd is not a doctor.
  2. It's a typo.
  3. It's duplicate information.

Would you vote to redirect Baron Von Bowser to Bowser's article? -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)


I noticed you transformed the Zora article from a redirect into an actual article with actual information. Much appreciated! However, that article was merged into The Legend of Zelda series races a short while ago, so there is (possibly redundant) information there also. I think you should do one of two things, based on your preference:

  1. Restore the redirect and add the new information to the LOZ races article, or
  2. Split off the article by moving the information at LOZ races to the Zora article (you might leave a brief summary on the LOZ races page, with a link to the main article).

I would suggest the second option, since LOZ Races is uncomfortably long right now, but I'll let you decide. Aerion//talk 05:23, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

Well, I added the Evolution part, and made some tweaks to it (like removing the Goron theory). I plan on attempting the following articles:

  • Stalfos
  • Gibdo
  • Beomos
  • Keese
  • Like Like
  • Wizzrobe
  • Wall Master
  • Dodongo
  • Leever
  • Tektite -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)

Excellent taste![edit]

I just happened to browse to your page and I must congratulate you for having such excellent tastes in films and video games. Earthbound, Spirited are a gentleman and a scholar, apparently. Pardon the randomness of the comment, I'm just a bit giddy. Take care! Mr Bound 00:48, May 31, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments on my tastes. If you're a true movie fan, you should consider voting for Henry Fonda for Collaboration of the Week; The Henry Fonda article is in desperate need of improvement. -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)

Nintendo-related articles[edit]

Are you a Nintendo geek? I am; will you help me make real links out of redlinks for Nintendo-related articles and help improve some Nintendo-related articles too? --SuperDude 15:37, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Not really a Nintendo geek, but I do like Nintendo. Also, while I do do articles on Zelda enemies, I'm not necessarily for the idea of making a bunch of tiny, stubby articles. -- A Link to the Past 19:23, Jun 7, 2005 (UTC)

Oh stop denying it, you're a geek, how else could you rate 200 movies and 200 games? :D Espantajo 13:25, 11 August 2005 (UTC)
You stupid dork - I said Nintendo geek, and I rated 206 movies and 143 games. Jeez. *rolls eyes* -- A Link to the Past 13:35, August 11, 2005 (UTC)

Collaboration of the week[edit]

I'm dropping you a note to let you know that The Seventies, which you voted on, became a Collaboration of the Week! You are highly encouraged to contribute whatever you can to the topic! Mike H 01:21, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)


Ignoring the current rancor (Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/The Mushroom Kingdom), TMK probably is a helfpul site for many Mario subjects. However, Wikipedia has never accepted mass homepage spamming from any url. The IMDB homepage is never linked rather the movie pages used. Similarly a character page from TMK should be directly linked rather than the homepage.

Sadly for TMK which announced its intention of mass spamming, editors will not tolerantly evaluate it and probably every single reference to the site will be removed. lots of issues | leave me a message 06:09, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

What Lotsofissues said. I'm warning you that engaging in a linkspam campaign will result in you being reverted and potentially blocked. I would advise you in the strongest terms to reconsider your participation in any such effort, as it is considered vandalous behaviour not in keeping with the spirit of Wikipedia. --FCYTravis 06:11, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Then I could link to the game's page on the site. Then, it would fall under relevance and the idea of linking to the appropriate page. That may not apply to Cackletta or Bob-omb, but certainly to Super Mario 64 and Dr. Mario.

Also, FCYTravis, I'm not participating in any such effort. I think TMK should be linked to in some way in External Links, and as one page said, it encourages people to be bold about it. I've made very few posts on their forum, and only visit it occasionally. I hold no bias towards it, since I'm not really a devote member to the site. I put those links up before any of this hostility from two parties came up - it has nothing to do with this issue. I put it up because I'm 'being bold' about what I think should be on Wikipedia. -- A Link to the Past 06:39, July 10, 2005 (UTC)

BioCOTW Project[edit]

You voted for Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, this weeks' Biography Collaboration of the weeks. Please come and help them become a featured-standard article. --Falphin 17:44, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Steve Burns[edit]

Thanks for you edit on Steve Burns. I did want to ask something though. Now I have not seen that episode of Law & Order, but saw from the beginning where Steve's character gets arrested and up to the piont where he's in the cell and they say that he's dead. I though he died of autism. -Hoekenheef 14:50, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

I actually can't quite remember the episode well, but I could have sworn it was heroin. Maybe I misinterpreted my memories of the episode, and assumed he died of a heroin overdose. Either way, I assume that his death on the show could have sparked the rumors. -- A Link to the Past 16:32, July 14, 2005 (UTC)
Here's the link to the Law & Order clip: Link. It's about 40secs long. -Hoekenheef 18:09, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
Ah, okay, thanks. It should be changed, but I say leave it up that he died in Law & Order, and that they believed he was on drugs. -- A Link to the Past 18:22, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

Spam Campaign[edit]

There is no spam campaign for The Mushroom Kingdom (at least not from me), so stop claiming it. I've constantly denied this absurdity, and the only reason it's called a spam campaign is because the debate came up AFTER the links were added. -- A Link to the Past 17:55, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm not exactly sure why you targetted this message at me, as I have not claimed a "link spam campaign" except for within ten minutes after comments were made on Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/The Mushroom Kingdom, which appeared to encourage such spam. I removed a total of five links, at that time, that showed up in Eclipsed Moon's edit contributions, as she had been identified as participating in link spam. --Blu Aardvark | (talk) | (contribs) 22:59, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
    • I didn't target you, I'm just putting it out to people who have reverted me linking that site and called it site spamming. -- A Link to the Past 23:05, July 14, 2005 (UTC)
      • Ah. That's fair. Do realize, however, that they weren't targetting you; there was, in fact, a link spam campaign suggested for that site in the VFD I mentioned. Just so we're on the same page... --Blu Aardvark | (talk) | (contribs) 23:39, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
        • I realize that, but I've already been accused of it several times, posting in the VfD for TMK that I am not participating in it. Anyway, off of argumentative subjects... what's your favorite moveh? -- A Link to the Past 23:42, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

Nintendo Revolution[edit]

Don't take this the wrong way, but please read the other discussions about "Confirmed titles" for the Revolution before you start making assumptions. And attacking my integrity and knowledge of said article is extremly childish. Havok 01:10, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

I've put my 2cents/pence worth on the talk page you mention. -Splash 16:01, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Thanks for your contributions to the Nintendo Revolution article. I agree that people should not just remove content "without reason" but I also believe that courtesy goes a long way when it happens. It happened to me a couple times on the Nintendo DS article, where edits were reverted without checking if they should or not. I would just recommend that when you discuss issues or make comments in your edits that are done that you try and remain calm. With something as uncertain as games in development, you MUST provide a source to prevent unneccesary edits or reverts. Same with anything, and even in Rumors, although its more forgiving in that section. A source of a rumor is appreciated. Again thanks for your input and I look forward continuing to work with you as well with everyone else on the article. --Ritz 17:13, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

When the source that was linked to was for the King Kong game for cellphones, I removed it. You added "false" information which people will see as wrong if they did push the link. Havok 17:28, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
You deleted everything, not just the source. When I said to check your information, you didn't bother and deleted. It's common courtesy. -- A Link to the Past 18:28, July 21, 2005 (UTC)


I'm going to move this back; not once in the movies is he called a "General", and the article does not contain that word in reference to him. Why did you move it? --Golbez 19:21, July 19, 2005 (UTC)

Watch Star Wars again, Leia clearly calls him a General. He's never called "Grand Moff". -- A Link to the Past 19:26, July 19, 2005 (UTC)
No, the line is, "Governor Tarkin, I should have expected to find you holding Vader's leash. I noticed your foul stench when I was brought on board". Also, read his bio on the official Star Wars site, which clearly refers to him as "Grand Moff Tarkin", and the end credits, which credit him similarly. — Phil Welch 19:32, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
My mistake, I don't remember where I got General Tarkin. But anyway, throughout my debates with people over the internet, I never understood why people credit him more so as Grand Moff Tarkin than Governor Tarkin. -- A Link to the Past 19:35, July 19, 2005 (UTC)

Be aware[edit]

Be aware that there is a Three Revert Rule in Wikipedia (the 3RR). Essentially if you revert an article 4 or more times within 24 hours then you could be Blocked for a day to cool down. Just be aware of the rule, and try not to get too angry at other users. there is a talk page and an option for arbitration. --Irishpunktom\talk 23:21, July 21, 2005 (UTC)

Don't revert any single page more than three times within a period of 24 hours.
(This does not apply to self-reverts or correction of simple vandalism.)

Sorry 'bout that, didn't know about that rule. At my ninth revert, I realized I was going way overboard, and stopped. Although, now that it's locked, I think that it should be altered to NOT have the paragraph in it... it's inaccurate and baseless, giving false truths to Wikipedia visitors. -- A Link to the Past 00:10, July 22, 2005 (UTC)

[[:Image:Helmasaur000.PNG and others]][edit]

Image deletion warning [[:Image:Helmasaur000.PNG and others]] has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. If you feel that this image should not be deleted, please go there to voice your opinion.

Just wanted you to know I've listed your boss screenshots for deletion since they've been removed from the article. If you have a particular use for one of them, for example in one of your "Coming Soon" articles, feel free to explain there. Thanks! :) --GarrettTalk 04:42, 22 July 2005 (UTC)