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Paralympic project[edit]

Since you are bilingual, I was wondering if you would be interested in translating a couple of small articles in French for me? Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Sure! I won't commit to any ETA because my I'm a gold medalist in lazy procrastination but toss me what you need and I'll get it done eventually! :D  · Salvidrim! ·  22:03, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
    No deadline! Thank you! Take your time. The articles are small: Maude Jacques and Cindy Ouellet. I sometimes forget that not all Canadians can speak English very well. But these two can. In fact, Maude was translating for me in Beijing. I tried auto-translating one once, but they delete unless the French is perfect, and mine's terrible. Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:17, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
    I'll be honoured to work on the articles! The most complicated thing will be to figure out the frwiki versions of the various templates used. ;)  · Salvidrim! ·  14:43, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
    Hawkeye7 - Haven't had time to delve into this but I'm keeping this thread unarchived as a reminder. :)  · Salvidrim! ·  17:52, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG[edit]

Hey Salv. Just letting you know that the article you requested on the Requests boards was made. Don't know if it'll be expanded beyond its current condition but its made now. GamerPro64 21:24, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You wanted a Vita RPG article to be made and you didn't come to me?! ;) Sergecross73 msg me 21:36, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Yay!! Do either of you want me to send you a scan of the article in Nintendo Force?  · Salvidrim! ·  21:53, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Game hint lines[edit]

I came across an article in GamePro about live game counselors and 900 hint lines which has one or two useful pieces of info. The trouble is, I can't seem to find an article on Wikipedia where such information might appropriately go. Any suggestions?--Martin IIIa (talk) 20:34, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

There's probably enough coverage to convert Nintendo Power Line into a broader concept of Video Game hint lines, of which the most famous was the Nintendo Power Line: Kotaku, A.V. Club, the line was revived for the NES Mini launch (Engadget, CNet, Polygon), Wikia (unusable as a source but can be used as a base for research), featured in The Wizard, that time when one number was bought by an sex company (N4G, NBC, Wired), Gamasutra, Felicia Day biography,, Sierra Hint Line (this is an archive of 1989 Sierra Magazine), Sega, Konami also had their own Hint Lines.  · Salvidrim! ·  20:55, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
Martin IIIa do you have a link to the GamePro article?  · Salvidrim! ·  13:17, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Bumping thread for 60 days.  · Salvidrim! ·  16:30, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Agh, sorry it took me so unbelievably long to notice this post! To add insult to injury, no, I don't have a link, just a physical copy of the issue. It's issue 92, cover-dated May 1996, and the articles is on pages 14-15, if that helps at all.--Martin IIIa (talk) 15:48, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Ans you wouldn't happen to have a scan? ;D Ben—Salvidrim!  04:39, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
[1] —  HELLKNOWZ  ▎TALK 20:02, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Moved from WT:VG: Ben · Salvidrim!  01:15, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Still something I'm interested in working on. Ben · Salvidrim!  01:15, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Quebec articles[edit]

You're most welcome! Funnily enough, you caught me right in the middle of wrestling with trying to find adequate sources to get a long-overdue article about the actor and writer Marcel Sabourin done!

I'm one of those editors who, while I don't write French well enough to actually be a contributor on FR as such, I can read it well enough to pull out the important facts from a newspaper or magazine article — and since we do have a problem with a lot of Quebec topics getting inadequately addressed on the English side, I do make an effort to help fill in some of the gaps when I can.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to a database of older French-language newspaper content the way I do for the major English dailies, so I'm mostly stuck with what I can find on Google — which (as with Sabourin right now) isn't always very solid or reliable for people whose peak notability and sourceability was 30 or 40 years ago instead of within the past few years. But I try to do the best I can with what I've got. Thanks again. Bearcat (talk) 20:52, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Well, if you ever need some help with French translations I'm your guy. I do whatever cleanup and wikifying I can but I'm not that good at creating brand new articles indeed! BAnQ has thousands of archived newspapers. Some source ideas for Marcel Sabourin that are not about specific works (these are too many to list but often not in-depth):

Ben · Salvidrim!  21:03, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

Is it possible you could translate this article for me? [2] :)?? Very few sources of this game, so it would be very helpful. Thanks in advance. TarkusABtalk 22:33, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Sure but I might not have time right away, is it urgent? Otherwise I can definitely get it for you this week. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  23:00, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Not urgent at all. Thanks would be awesome! TarkusABtalk 00:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • @TarkusAB: sorry for the time it took. :D
"Treasure: the podium at all costs" [Treasure: le podium à tout prix]. Consoles + (fr) (in French). EMAP France (fr) (87): 20. April 1999. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 

Treasure: the podium at all costs

After the resounding Radiant Silvergun, Treasure is back in the arcades with a game for the NAOMI, entitled Gun Beat.

Treasure is often synonymous with intense and original actions. Their new game is no different. Gun Beat mixes shooting, fighting and 3D racing thanks to a simple concept: we race on a 3D circuit to complete a specific number of laps within a time limit. Classical, you might say! But wait, this isn't over. Of course, everything is permitted, and all shortcuts can be taken. There are also a ton of traps, items to pickup, and ennemies who will do everything to slow you down. It's up to you to to clear your path with the help of the weapons at your disposal. If you chain your attacks together, you'll even be able to cash in Combos and score a lot of points. To save some time, you have access to a Magical Turbo gauge. The game includes three circuits (city, snow, ruins) and four characters with varied movement modes (on foot, on a magical broom, on a giant hamster, on a futuristic motorcyle). There are also three game modes: Race, Score Attach (to score a maximum of points), and VS (up to four linked players). The controls are very simplistic. The joystick controls the right and left lateral movements, and the speed is controlled by pushing the joystick up and down. The Beat Gun (super special attack) is triggered with a double-upwards movements. We also have two buttons : normal shot and jump (double-tap for Magical Turbo). At the end of the race we're attributed a rank in accordance with the number of points collected, like in Fatal Fury. We also find a complete system of various bonuses. In short, Treasure seems to have once again hatched a very interesting title. We're impatiently awaiting the definitive version and, of course, the Dreamcast version a bit later.

Caption, top image: Your opponents will do anything to slow you down!
Captions, bottom four, from top-left clockwise:

  1. Avoir enemies. Time is short!
  2. To go faster, fill your Magical Turbo.
  3. Combos bring you points!
  4. The crosshair automatically targets
You should be able to copy the entire {{cite journal}} from the collapse header for use as an in-article citation. I found the issue and page number as well. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  14:45, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much! This will help improve the article for sure. :D If you ever need some Japanese translation help, let me know! TarkusABtalk 15:04, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Short descriptions[edit]

I don't understand the purpose of this edit. The information in Wikidata is correct and gets pulled for short description without the {{short description}} tag being needed in the article. What is the purpose of overriding use of Wikidata directly for this. Geraldo Perez (talk) 20:44, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Geraldo Perez: English Wikipedia wants control of its content. Every Wikidata-defined shortdesc needs reviewing and import into Enwiki. It'll be a slow process but we'll get further and further. Like Dabsolving it'll never be a complete thing. Quoth parts WP:SHORTDESC: "After concerns were raised about their accuracy, suitability, and the potential for sneaky vandalism on Wikidata, the ability to define short descriptions directly on Wikipedia was added. Wikidata has English descriptions of a significant fraction of Wikipedia articles. Where these are good, they may be copied to the relevant article. If a Wikipedia short description for an article is not defined, as of May 2018, the Wikidata description is still used. The Wikidata descriptions are all public domain, so there is no need for attribution. At some point, the Wikidata fallback will be removed. Once Wikipedia editors write ~2 million descriptions, we'll switch to entirely Wikipedia-hosted descriptions." Your guess is as good as mine as to how quickly or slowly the 2million mark will be reached. Ben · Salvidrim!  21:36, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation and pointers. Geraldo Perez (talk) 22:36, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

UTRS template error?[edit]

Hey Salvidrim!

I was on UTRS a moment ago and I happened to have to view the template "Global, defer to Meta". I notice that the template says "you can post an appeal on your talk pagel". Shouldn't "talk pagel" be "talk page"? Or am I missing something?--5 albert square (talk) 10:40, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Definitely a simple typo. IIRC only tooladmins can edit templates. Either ask one directly or e-mail the mailing list. As you know I've been desysopped at the start of the year so I'm don't currently have UTRS access. :( Ben · Salvidrim!  20:13, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks :)--5 albert square (talk) 20:59, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Please unprotect Battlefield 5[edit]

Battlefield V was officially announced today. The page should redirect to Battlefield V. Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 21:09, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

(talk page watcher) @Brightgalrs: Salv cannot unprotect at this time, but I have created the redirect. -- ferret (talk) 21:13, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Great! Brightgalrs (/braɪtˈɡæl.ərˌɛs/)[ᴛ] 21:15, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Yea, thanks Ferret :D Ben · Salvidrim!  21:20, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

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ESPN NBA HangTime '95[edit]

Hi there, do you have any sources with which to restore this game? It got redirected to a similar, but unrelated game. (talk) 03:53, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

  • I did what I could. Hopefully Sergecross73 finds my source hunt satisfactory but Serge knows the way to AfD otherwise. :p Ben · Salvidrim!  15:05, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm fine with it now, I was just unhappy with its "one source, two sentences" initial state with a context-less direct quote as the entire reception section, and didn't think it was likely to ever see improvement. It's better now. I'm also rather shocked to hear that it's unrelated to NBA Hangtime considering the names, concepts, and release periods having so much in common. Sergecross73 msg me 15:13, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Well... the concept of hangtime is just a general basketball term after all. NBA Hangtime is an arcade game (and its console ports) by Midway successor to previous Midway NBA Jam games but had to change the name, ESPN NBA Hangtime '95 is a Sony Imagesoft game specifically for Sega CD. Can cause confusion but the Sega CD game is absolutely not one of the numerous console ports of the Midway arcade game. :p Ben · Salvidrim!  15:21, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Yeah, that was my assumption, that they had just outsourced the port to the Sega CD. Seems very weird to me that, Midway, in losing the rights to the NBA Jam name, decided to go with NBA Hangtime, a name that was already being used by Sony Imagesoft, and then proceeded to make an arcade style, less-players-than-standard basketball game. I figured it was just another extremely standard Genesis-to- SegaCD port, as they had done with a ton of titles at the time, including, ironically, NBA Jam itself. Sergecross73 msg me 15:58, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Yea, except the Sega-CD version predates the Midway arcade gane or its ports and has no similarity :p the Sega-CD game is really more an ESPN thing than an NBA thing, it even has FMVs of ESPN casters. The gameplay itself has been trashed in reviews if you've read them. :p I wonder if Midway were even aware of this one when they chose the name of their NBA Jam successor... maybe they figured nobody would remember this oscure turd. :p Ben · Salvidrim!  16:34, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Very weird. Seems about as ill-advised as Sega creating a new RPG game called "Sega Presents Mass Effect Adromeda 2019" or something. Oh well. Regardless, the sourcing and prose is much improved, so I no longer have an issue with it. If there are future efforts to redirect/merge/delete, it won't be from me. Sergecross73 msg me 17:05, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • The nineties were a weird time... we had three unrelated Disney's Aladdin games close together -- 1993 by Virgin for Genesis, NES, PC, GB, GBC; 1993 by Capcom for SNES, GBA; 1994 by SIMS for Game Gear and SMS. Same kind of situation as with The Flintstones (see one section above) which I also refhunted yesterday. Back then one franchise (NBA, movie, cartoon) was licensed for VG adaptation on a per-console basis, so you could have two different studios producing two wildly different games with a similar titles for two platforms and release them almost at the same time. Nowadays you usually have one studio handle all the multiplatform and maybe subcontract a port but you wouldn't have, say, Ubisoft making a Deadpool game for Xbox, EA making one for Playstation, and Retro Studios making one for Switch. Ben · Salvidrim!  17:13, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Awesome, awesome, thank you very much! :) If it's not too much more to ask for just one more, would you be able to see if you have any sources that could make sure Shadow: War of Succession meets the GNG? Thank you kindly! 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:866:3E19:2AD4:9B72 (talk) 03:53, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, yeah, this is the same person who started this thread above... my IP changes from time to time. Thanks again for restoring the NBA article! And if there is anything you can do for the Shadow article, that would also be fantastic. 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:F547:54CF:BB57:887D (talk) 13:09, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Both of the above were me, sorry if there was any confusion. :) (talk) 22:44, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries, I assumed as much. I'll look at Shadow this week. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  22:55, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Yay, thank you. :) 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:F547:54CF:BB57:887D (talk) 11:24, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Much better, thank you very much! :) 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:34E3:D926:558F:EB05 (talk) 01:45, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

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Carnival Ride Tour previous AfD[edit]

The outcome was delete, so it's not like a keep vote. What a waste. Walter Görlitz (talk) 17:31, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

If its a recreation with the same content, G4. If it's new content, it warrants a new AfD review per WP:CCC. You may deem it wasteful but you're always welcome to propose changes to the deletion policy. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  17:40, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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A beer for you![edit]

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Yū Yū Hakusho video game[edit]

Do you know if there are enough sources to restore Yū Yū Hakusho (1994 video game) to its last good version? List of Yu Yu Hakusho video games has a link to GameSpot: [3] 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:5DF0:890F:24BB:FBE5 (talk) 02:28, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Since there are quite a few games in that series, this was the one for the 3DO and published by Tomy. 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:5DF0:890F:24BB:FBE5 (talk) 11:32, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Wow yeah looking at the list there were what, a dozen games over less than two years??? Reminds me of the heap of GBA Yu-Gi-oh games in a certain era.... Ben · Salvidrim!  14:31, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh yeah, there certainly are a lot of them on that list. I wonder if the 3DO one had more sources to show its notability? 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:60BC:E9FE:446E:CE3C (talk) 03:21, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
We'll see. I'm an eventualist and a procrastinator. This is on my to-do list and I will look into it. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, no big deal. :p Ben · Salvidrim!  03:55, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Hah, no problem! And thanks! :) 2600:1700:E820:1BA0:D1B8:7090:290E:D3DC (talk) 02:53, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

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SPI clerk[edit]

Hi, I've moved you to the inactive list.--Bbb23 (talk) 14:45, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Hey Bbb23 I'm not opposed to continuing on a non-admin basis but per your last note (User talk:Salvidrim!/Q1 2018 Archive#SPI clerking) I've stayed away from SPI until further notice. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  20:34, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Bbb23 guess I was hoping for some sort of response, either like "you can reapply for clerkship after a new RfA" or "you can continue acting as a non-admin clerk for now"... :p Ben · Salvidrim!  06:11, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
The first: you can apply after a new RfA. But, frankly, at least from my perspective, it's unlikely you would be accepted.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:45, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the response. I think a successful RfA would speak volumes (establish community trust) but I also think I won't even try for a good long while yet. We'll see what the future holds. :D Ben · Salvidrim!  17:25, 29 July 2018 (UTC)


I can't understand why this redirects to Millhaven Fibres. I have a source saying it was produced in Asheville, North Carolina as well. There must be a way of including both somewhere. — Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 17:33, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Because that's where the term "Fortrel" is mentioned and briefly explained. If you have more reliable sources it might be better to have it mentioned at Polyethylene terephthalate and redirect there afterwards. Ben · Salvidrim!  17:59, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
I'd have to do some additional research. It's just the one plant I know about now. Just to document so I won't have to go back to it, this article says Celanese took over the Sayles Bleachery in Asheville, North Carolina in 1962 and made "a cotton-synthetic blend called Fortrel" there.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 18:16, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes it seems more than one manufacturer used the name for their products and there may have been more than one type of synthetic fabric known as "Fortrel". Some more info: Quite a challenge to research. In the meantime of course it made sense to redirect the term to its only mention on Wikipedia. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  18:26, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

Mailbox icon hard to click on mobile[edit]

Your mail box icon in your signature is quite small and is hard to click on using a mobile browser. Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 15:12, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

I suppose that might be true but you can click anywhere on the black box and be brough to my userpage or talkpage, and then navigation between the two is a walk through the park. If it was up to me I wouldn't even have the enveloppe, just the name, but it was recommended a few years ago that I add some link to my talkpage. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  15:14, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. It was comment of how the symbol is a small target to click on by fat fingers. And it might display slightly differently depending on the device. --Tyw7  (🗣️ Talk • ✍️ Contributions) Please ping me if you had replied 15:20, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
My fingers are far from fairylike as well but I still use the desktop layout on my phone out of habit... hitting small links can be a bit tricky sometimes but by a dexterous use of zooming and a huge screen (thanks to my Pixel 2 XL) I can still get by out of sheer familiarity with the layout. But I do get your point, especially for users with smaller screens, less experience with Wikipedia and/or with smartphones. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  15:46, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Do people really edit using a device smaller than a desktop PC? How? It is a nightmare using desktop view on my ipad mini and my stubby paws. The appearance of what is presumably the mobile view of the project is unintelligible. Sorry Salvidrim, I needed a small rant. I also hate (forgive me please) Tyw7's sig cluttering up Afd pages !!!! -Roxy, the dog. barcus 15:59, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
My own sig is probably as cluttery, if not more, than Tyw7 when looking at the edit window, so I can't say shit about that. :p As for the layout... yea, I definitely edit, respond to talkpage messages, etc. on my Pixel 2 XL using Wikipedia's desktop layout. When I'm just reading articles I don't mind using the mobile layout but for editing and (formerly) doing admin stuff, anything but the full desktop layout feels unusable. :p Ben · Salvidrim!  16:02, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
(edit conflict) How's this? Woof! --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 16:07, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Yay Much better. I feel like taking issue with the madly inaccurate claim on Ben's Userpage. I once had a French Canadian criticise my French. Ahahaha. -Roxy, the dog. barcus 16:07, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
Not sure I follow, where do I claim that French-Canadians wouldn't criticize your French? XD Ben · Salvidrim!  16:12, 31 July 2018 (UTC)
No problem. I just cut out the contributions text as its linked from my talk page. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 16:08, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────And it's weird how the mail icon is larger in desktop layout then it is in mobile. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 16:10, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

It's just a unicode character, how it shows depends on your font and character set, some places it's an outline, some it's a colored icon, etc. Ben · Salvidrim!  16:12, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).


Administrator changes

added Sro23
readded KaisaLYmblanter

Guideline and policy news

  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
  • Following a request for comment, the WP:SISTER style guideline now states that in the mainspace, interwiki links to Wikinews should only be made as per the external links guideline. This generally means that within the body of an article, you should not link to Wikinews about a particular event that is only a part of the larger topic. Wikinews links in "external links" sections can be used where helpful, but not automatically if an equivalent article from a reliable news outlet could be linked in the same manner.

Technical news

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:31, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for August 7[edit]

An automated process has detected that when you recently edited Diana Burrell, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Cornish (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver).

(Opt-out instructions.) --DPL bot (talk) 09:16, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

A page you started (Judith Bailey) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Judith Bailey, Salvidrim!!

Wikipedia editor Animalparty just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Please seek to fix the incoming article links (presumably intended for Judith Bailey (academic)), per WP:USURPTITLE, to keep Wikipedia running smoothly. Cheers.

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--Animalparty! (talk) 18:45, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Yep, was already planning on fixing it. Thanks for patrolling! Ben · Salvidrim!  18:59, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

the edit you just thanked me for[edit]

I self-reverted it because I had not seen your response when I decided to do it. I'll still report at ANI, though. I think, if there is not going to be any discussion about their username (and I highly doubt they will last long enough to contribute, themselves) that the report could be either archived or you can undo my self-revert and response to just dump it. ᛗᛁᛟᛚᚾᛁᚱPants Tell me all about it. 22:46, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Yea, tbh I wouldn't have had the slightest of objections if you hadn't self-reverted and instead tossed it on ANI altogether *shrugs* :) Ben · Salvidrim!  22:47, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Flashy action[edit]


Je cherche un coup de main pour la traduction d'un terme. Metroid: Other M reprend des expressions utilisées par les développeurs/créateurs des jeux :

  1. flashy Ninja Gaiden engine
  2. provide flashy action

J'hésite à traduire respectivement par

  1. moteur tape-à-l'œil
  2. action rapide (action soudaine en fait, car je crois que cela colle mieux, et ici, une traduction/retranscription en anglais d'une source parle de flashy moves [4])

Qu'en penses-tu ? Cordialement. --Archimëa (talk) 07:49, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Je crois que ça fait bien du sens, "tape-à-l'oeil" ou "clinquant" semble être les principales traductions de "flashy"; je crois que substituer "rapide" dans le context d'un descripeur de l'action reflète aussi adéquatement l'essentiel du propos. Suggestions alternative: "frappant", "éblouissant" (surtout si ça parle d'élément visuels), "impressionant" (si le texte original utilisait "flashy" sans aucune connotation négative), "saisissant". :) Ben · Salvidrim!  13:51, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
  • OK je te remercie pour les conseils. je vais voir ce que je vais choisir/modifier. "clinquant" et "éblouissant" me semblent pas mal en effet. --Archimëa (talk) 20:21, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Ça fait toujours plaisir. :) Ben · Salvidrim!  20:46, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Et c'est vraiment utile, de connaitre un francophone qui a une vraie connaissance du langage, pas seulement scolaire ou écrit, avec toutes les nuances... C'est une aide inestimable (voilà pour les bisoucaille :D :p) --Archimëa (talk) 17:33, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
T'auras pas plus nativement bilingue qu'un millenial Montréalais ;) Par contre pour des termes plus franco-Européens il se peut que tu me perdes (j'ai dû googler "bisoucaille"!!) Ben · Salvidrim!  17:36, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).


Administrator changes

added None
removed AsterionCrisco 1492KFKudpungLizRandykittySpartaz
renamed Optimist on the runVoice of Clam

Interface administrator changes

added AmorymeltzerMr. StradivariusMusikAnimalMSGJTheDJXaosflux

Guideline and policy news

  • Following a "stop-gap" discussion, six users have temporarily been made interface administrators while discussion is ongoing for a more permanent process for assigning the permission. Interface administrators are now the only editors allowed to edit sitewide CSS and JavaScript pages, as well as CSS/JS pages in another user's userspace. Previously, all administrators had this ability. The right can be granted and revoked by bureaucrats.

Technical news

  • Because of a data centre test you will be able to read but not edit the wikis for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October. This will start at 14:00 (UTC). You might lose edits if you try to save during this time. The time when you can't edit might be shorter than an hour.
  • Some abuse filter variables have changed. They are now easier to understand for non-experts. The old variables will still work but filter editors are encouraged to replace them with the new ones. You can find the list of changed variables on They have a note which says Deprecated. Use ... instead. An example is article_text which is now page_title.
  • Abuse filters can now use how old a page is. The variable is page_age.


  • The Arbitration Committee has resolved to perform a round of Checkuser and Oversight appointments. The usernames of all applicants will be shared with the Functionaries team, and they will be requested to assist in the vetting process. The deadline to submit an application is 23:59 UTC, 12 September, and the candidates that move forward will be published on-wiki for community comments on 18 September.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:23, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:A Week of Garfield boxart.png[edit]


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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. --B-bot (talk) 17:02, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Iris cat.jpg

Thanks for the help with the Shiena Nishizawa image. Really appreciated.

Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 06:52, 24 September 2018 (UTC)