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Proposed deletion of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (Image:MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSagaGBABattle.jpg)[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Valley of the Damned (demo)[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Valley of the Damned (demo), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

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Help desk reply[edit]

Hi, thanks for answering my question at the help desk. :-) If I may ask you another inquiry though, which field is intended for the name of the file on my computer and which is for the name on Wikipedia? I can't tell which; even though Help:Upload explains how to make the image name different than what is stored on the computer, it doesn't say which field is which. Cheers, —Mizu onna sango15Hello! 00:02, 5 August 2008 (UTC).

Hi Mizu; anytime! It looks like you also asked this question at Wikipedia:Help Desk#Fair_use_template and User:Fuhghettaboutit got to it first. As he mentioned, the Source Filename refers to the path and filename as it is on your computer (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\Pie4all88\My Documents\Test.jpg) and the destination filename corresponds with the image name as it will appear on Wikipedia (for example, simply Test.jpg). Maybe we should make this more clear on Help:Upload. In any case, if you have any more questions, feel free to drop me a line! —Pie4all88 (talk) 20:51, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Lots of redirects[edit]

Hi

Why do you create so many redirects from false spellings? These should IMHO only be created when there's a significant reason to do so, i.e. if it is proven (ie using google or whatever) that the wrong spelling is being used a lot. We should not encurage bad spelling. --PaterMcFly (talk) 21:50, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Addition: Read Wikipedia:REDIR and Wikipedia:Redirects_for_deletion#When_should_we_delete_a_redirect.3F. --PaterMcFly (talk) 21:52, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Hi Pater, my general line of thought is that a redirect should be created if it is plausible for someone to type the text into the search box. You're probably referring to the redirects I just added to [[1]]. I can see someone typing "Parralelogram" into the search bar—it's easy to forget which letters there are two of—so I figure it only helps them find what they're looking for. Wikipedia:Redirects_for_deletion#When_should_we_delete_a_redirect.3F, as well as WP:REDIR and WP:R, seems to support my point of view for the most part. Here's a couple of quotes:
        • "The purpose of a good redirect is to eliminate the possibility that an average user will wind up staring blankly at a "Search results 1-10 out of 378" search page instead of the article they were looking for. If someone could plausibly type in the redirect's name when searching for the target article, it's a good redirect."
        • "Redirects are cheap. Redirects take up minimal disk space and use very little bandwidth."
        • "[avoid deleting if] they would aid accidental linking and make the creation of duplicate articles less likely, whether by redirecting a plural to a singular, by redirecting a frequent misspelling to a correct spelling, by redirecting a misnomer to a correct term, by redirecting to a synonym, etc."
        • "[avoid deleting if] someone finds them useful."
The only guideline the redirects I created might be violating would be this: "[might want to delete if] the redirect page makes it unreasonably difficult for users to locate similarly named articles via the search engine." I think the benefits outweigh the cost; while they might not be hit that often, I believe there will be people out there who will be able to find the article they were looking for more easily.
Also, I don't think creating these redirects is encouraging bad spelling...quite the opposite, in fact! Like it or not, some people aren't good spellers or don't know how to spell certain words. Without the redirect from the misspelling, they would have a harder time finding the right article—and therefore the right spelling—when they would otherwise have to resort to a dictionary or a Google search. One facet of the beauty of Wikipedia is that it's nearly all worked on by hand, allowing us to tailor search results in a way Google is not able to.
So that's my general line of thought. If you still dislike any of the redirects I'm making, feel free to list them at WP:RFD or ask for a third opinion, which would probably be useful. Talk to you later! —Pie4all88 T C 22:28, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
I agree that this is a word that is often spelled incorrectly (and it is difficult to be spelt correctly), but I think some of them are not necessary nevertheless. At least all those with a plural form can IMHO be spared, because we're generally not using plural article names at all and the name will be autocompleted when you start typing anyway. --PaterMcFly (talk) 22:38, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, I oftentimes just type "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic" into the address bar of my browser, so I guess this would bypass the autocompletion in the search bar. :) This feature can also be turned off, and not everyone's browser has AJAX, which is needed for it to work. Creating a redirect from a plural form of the article name to its singular form (and vice versa) is specifically mentioned as an acceptable redirect, but this is from a plural form of a misspelling...I'm tempted to keep them, since people often do type plural words into the search bar and the redirects aren't causing much harm (since WP is not paper), but I can see how you might consider them unnecessary. Do you think we should put in a request for a third opinion on this, or post to Wikipedia talk:Redirects for discussion or the Help desk? —Pie4all88 T C 23:17, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
That sounds reasonable. I'll post a request for another opinion at Wikipedia talk:Redirects for discussion. --PaterMcFly (talk) 09:19, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

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Caption punctuation[edit]

Hi Pie4all88. I noticed that you changed the caption punctuation on White Deer Hole Creek. It's not an Earth-shaking matter, but what the Manual of Style actually says is that full sentences in captions get terminal periods but that captions consisting of a single nominal group (a sentence fragment) don't. The inconsistency that you noticed was deliberate and correct. You can check this out at MOS:CAPTIONS. Finetooth (talk) 01:25, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for pointing that out, Finetooth! I thought I remembered reading that captions should end with a period—guess I'm just not used to seeing sentence fragments in featured articles.  :) —Pie4all88 T C 03:30, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:FinalFantasyTacticsAdvanceGBAScreenshot.jpg)[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:DragonForce-ValleyOfTheDamned-AlbumCover.jpg)[edit]

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Straw poll on displaying time since last edit[edit]

Hi, you weighed in on the "display time since last edit on article" discussion at the Village pump. I have now started a straw poll on the subject at WP:Village pump (proposals)#Straw poll. Your opinion would be appreciated. --Cybercobra (talk) 04:45, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikiquette alerts notice[edit]

Hello, Pie4all88. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Wikiquette alerts regarding your deletion in 2007 of material written by an ESL editor. The discussion is about the topic Real-time strategy. Thank you. — TRANSPORTERMAN (TALK) 14:12, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, TransporterMan. Unfortunately, I did not receive the notice until the discussion had been closed, though I have read through it at Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts/archive91#Confusion on the reason of removing contents in an article. I appreciate you helping the editor in my absence—your patience and civility are admirable. —Pie4all88 T C 01:47, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:DonkeyKong64ConceptArt.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Double-angle theorem[edit]

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Mathematically incoherent and unclear what it's about. As noted already on the talk page it looks like a description of a trivial/high school maths exercise, but it's too vague and badly written to identify. It may be already covered at tangent lines to circles but it's impossible to say.

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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(UK) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Deletion discussion about Super Mario Sunshine 2[edit]

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Best-selling games listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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