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Hello. I just wanted to apologize for my edits on Grand Theft Auto III. It was all just a misunderstanding and I wasn't trying to start a fight over the GameCube and Xbox versions of the game. I won't edit the article again. DBZFan30 (talk) 15:19, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

@DBZFan30: Not a problem, I appreciate your message. I never assumed your edits were intentionally destructive; you're very welcome to edit the article again, and I urge you to if you have anything constructive to add. Thanks again. – Rhain 02:29, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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Hello from Jonathan Burroughs[edit]

Hello Rhain,

My name's Jonathan Burroughs.

I'm a bit unfamiliar with how things work at Wikipedia. But your video game posts have always stood out to me as well-formatted and thorough. I thought I might get in touch.

I'm a game developer, previously a developer on 'House of the Dead: Overkill', currently working on a new title, 'Virginia', which has been in production for over 2 years.

You can read a bit about it here:

I was interested in learning more about the Wikipedia video game section.

I hope it's not inappropriate to contact you like this. If this constitutes a breach of ethics, please accept my apologies and disregard this message. But if there's any way I could be of assistance to you it'd be my pleasure!

My email is burroughs [dot] jonathan [at] gmail [dot] com.

If nothing else it's a pleasure to find the opportunity to thank you for your work. And pass on my kindest regards.

All the best,

Jonathan (talk) 09:17, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@ Hi Jonathan, thank you very much for your kind words! I appreciate you getting in touch; it's nice to have developers interested in our work here—makes it feel more appreciated and worthwhile, I suppose. As far as I'm aware, contacting me (or any other editor) is not a breach of ethics; as long as you're not paying me to edit articles about you, your game, or your company, contacting me is great! In saying that, I've just taken a quick look, and I think there might be enough independent, reliable secondary sources to warrant the creation of an article about Virginia; I'll certainly take a further look when I have some more free time. The game looks very interesting—I'm looking forward to it.
If you'd like to learn more about the video game community on Wikipedia, I recommend taking a look at the WikiProject, which is essentially a banner under which all of the relevant content is collated and discussed. There are some incredible editors in that community, many of whom I'm proud to have worked with, so I recommend directing specific questions there if you wish for more expert answers—I consider myself fairly amateurish in regards to guidelines and what not. Speaking of which, I should make you aware that if an article regarding your company or game is created, you automatically have a conflict of interest on the topic, so while I don't think you're technically banned from editing the article, it's highly discouraged, simply to avoid disputes and what not.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch (either to me directly, or to the WikiProject). Thanks again! – Rhain 11:25, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Reply from Jonathan Burroughs[edit]

Hello Rhain,

Thank you for getting back to me. And thank you ever so much for the thoughtfulness of your reply. And for your interest in the game project, that's hugely appreciated.

I've considered becoming a Wikipedia contributor for some time, off and on, as it's a resource I use daily and, on a personal level, I find something innately appealing about the documenting and categorising of information and presenting it in a useful, elegant format. So I'm very grateful for your links. And for how thorough and useful your reply is.

I'll heed your advice about the potential conflict of interest editing any posts relating to myself or my business activities. The last thing I want to do is cause a breach of ethics or be perceived to be abusing the site. I think it'd be a welcome break from my day job to find a field distinct from video games to contribute to!

Just want to take the opportunity to thank you again for the work you do. I came across your user site via the '1979 Revolution: Black Friday' page. The page stood out to me as being particularly well laid-out and informative. So regardless of anything else, I'm appreciative of your contribution to Wikipedia.

I wish you all the best.

Jonathan (talk) 22:20, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@ Thanks again for your very kind words! Articles like 1979 Revolution: Black Friday and Her Story (as well as AAA games like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto IV) are incredibly interesting and enjoyable for me to work on, and I become immensely proud of my contributions to these articles when everything is done, so your comments are truly appreciated. If editing Wikipedia is something you're interested in, then I certainly recommend creating an account and getting started—there's many editors and guidelines that are here to help you when needed (me included, wherever I can). Of course, you're very welcome to continue editing without an account, but I personally recommend creating one; it makes it easier to build up a positive reputation here, and it's easy for other editors to contact you. And one of the best things about Wikipedia for me personally: it has no deadline! For someone like me, who has very little spare time to edit (primarily due to school) and regularly becomes bored of a topic and leaves it for later, having no deadline is very refreshing. I have about 20 articles saved offline on my computer that I plan on continuing when I regain the time and interest, but I feel no pressure to do so; it's lovely here.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to leave me another message. I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can, though I'm sure there are many other editors happy to do the same. Thanks again! – Rhain 08:31, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Red Dead Redemption GTC[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Red Dead Redemption/archive1—topic's complete, so I threw up the GTC nom. Feel free to replace/remove/add to the rationale. You did the majority of the work so not looking to steal your thunder. (And if you feel it isn't ready yet for some reason, feel free to take it down.) By the way, part of me thinks that the Music article could be mostly merged into its parent (which should cover the soundtracks), but there is a bit more musical detail that wouldn't be appropriate in the parent, so I can also see it standing on its own. Voilà, czar 05:32, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

@Czar: Thanks for the message! I'm happy with the nomination—I intended on doing the same one day, whenever I got around to working on the Undead Nightmare and John Marston articles, but you took care of those (great work with Undead Nightmare by the way—impressive as usual). As for the Music article: I see what you mean. I'll see how it looks when I have more time and make a judgement then, but you're very welcome to do this yourself if you feel strongly on the matter—I'm not really opposed to it either way. Thanks again. – Rhain 08:31, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Spider-Man (2002 film)[edit]

I'm not sure what you meant to do at this article, since your edit-summary didn't in any way convey that you were removing citations and longstanding, necessary embedded notes. Per WP:BRD, if you have questions about my revert of this edit. please discuss it on the talk page. Thanks. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:13, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

@Tenebrae: Wow okay, I'm really sorry about that. I have no idea how it happened. All I wanted to do was change "50th-highest-grossing film" (lead) and "54th highest-grossing film" (Box office performance) to "55th highest-grossing film", as can be seen here, yet every time I attempt to edit the page, the citations and notes simply disappear the moment I press the "Edit" button. I tried this on some other articles with an abundance of citations and notes, yet this issue didn't occur; for some reason, my computer doesn't seem to like Spider-Man (2002 film). I've honestly no idea why this happened, but I won't edit the article again. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. – Rhain 21:26, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Quite all right. I suspected it was some kind of online glitch.--Tenebrae (talk) 21:44, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Ellie FAC[edit]

Rhain, I saw your note at the Ellie FAC. If you like I'd be happy to do a copyedit; I'd like to see the article promoted, but I'm afraid I did think there were prose issues. If you're interested, let me know; it might not be till some time next week that I can get to it. I'd also suggest pinging Nick-D since he did oppose earlier -- you don't want to see another late oppose if you nominate again. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 13:59, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

@Mike Christie: Thanks for your message. I meant nothing personal by my note at the FAC—apologies for coming across as rather grumpy. Although it may not appear like it, I do certainly appreciate your feedback that you left, and I'm not particularly upset by your oppose—I know it's all in an effort to improve the article and the encyclopedia and I very much respect and value that—it was just late when I left that note, and I guess I'd become a little annoyed that the FAC had to be archived only a week after it had started actually gaining momentum. I'm grateful for your advice, and I'll take it all into account before nominating again. Thank you very much for your time—your contributions and aid is invaluable. – Rhain 00:33, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

My thoughts, which are only mine, and could be completely wrong[edit]

Hello Rhain. I see you have one FA already under the username Rhain1999. You seemed chagrined by the closure of Ellie. I hope I can offer my (admittedly, unsolicited) opinions, which are almost certainly massively outdated (I was much more active in FAC several years ago, under a different coordinator.)...First, I'm sorry I didn't have time to ce. I have several irons in the fire both on WP and in real life at the moment. Second, try to make friends with some of the good folks at WP:GOCE and ask for help way ahead of time. Not all copy editors are equal; try to make friends with some of the better ones. Third (and this is the bit that may be MASSIVELY outdated; I do NOT speak for the current FAC coordinators. I am speaking from experience from several years ago] just as not all copy editors are equal, in my personal opinion (which does not necessarily reflect that of the FAC coordinators), not all FA supports are equal either. A support seems relatively weaker if it is from an editor who 1) is a member of the related wikiproject and/or is active in the topic area, and more importantly 2) never reviews other FACS, but suddenly pops in to say a cheery "Support" on the one they are connected to (ESPECIALLY if they have little else to say except that). I dunno if that's the case on any of the Supports for your nom, but four supports may not be enough if some of them seem predisposed to judge in your favor.

Also see Wikipedia talk:Featured article candidates#Quick Question about FAC Consensus.

HTH.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 14:27, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

@Lingzhi: Thanks for your message. Apologies for the grumpiness of my note in the FAC. You needn't apologise for not having the time to copy-edit. I certainly wasn't expecting it of you—your feedback on the FAC was more than enough. I'll definitely consider your advice regarding copy-editing before nominating again. As for the four Supports on my nom, I'm fairly sure most (if not all) are closely associated with the WikiProject, but I've had disagreements and previous Opposes from some of them in the past, so each of their Supports is likely heavily considered and strongly judged. But I do see your point; being associated with the WikiProject also means that they understand the jargon of video games (and likely this video game in particular) so they're unlikely to pick up on some of the problems that outsiders would. I very much appreciate all of your advice, and hope that you'll be able to take another look at the article when it's nominated again—hopefully this time with far fewer issues. Thanks again. – Rhain 00:33, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Another thought: doesn't User:David Fuchs often edit video games? I dunno if he was involved in your nom or not, but he's been around the block a few times.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:38, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
I've seen him around, and he's on the list of members. – Rhain 00:43, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
I did see the FAC, but I'm a bit more pressed for time than I was during my heyday. If you want me to give the FAC and the article a look-over, I can put it on my todo list, just be sure to poke me occasionally so I get to it with some alacrity. Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 11:55, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
The big bad admin, awakened from his slumber, offered the young wandering editor a helping hand.
@David Fuchs: I figured you were likely rather busy, and I always hate pestering other editors. Thanks for the message though; I'll be sure to poke you when I (inevitably) nominate the article again, just to see if you've got time to take a look. (If not, it's fine—Wikipedia is a big place, there's sure to be other (though likely less wise) editors who'll end up leaving some comments anyway.) Thanks again. – Rhain 12:10, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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Crash Bandicoot games[edit]

Hi, I'm sorry for interrupting but if I could I'd like to ask if you could look at 'Cancelled games' section in Crash games list. I saw you had edited Crash-related articles. You're much more experienced user than me so I think your opinnion and possible edits could be really helpful and just a good point of view. I mean there are only 3 games (and for many years btw, since the first edition in that section) but few users was adding also another items and maybe do you have any idea/opinnion or sth if we should have only these 3 items or maybe we should add something else. If you could find some time for that, I'll be very grateful. Thanks in advance and greetings. PS. Sorry for my previous unexplained edit. Thanks. Jojnee (talk) 19:07, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

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The Last of Us Part II[edit]

I opened a discussion here. The game has officially been announced with trailer released therefore it is notable and passes GNG/VG. Please do not revert without discussion. Valoem talk contrib 10:52, 6 December 2016 (UTC)