User talk:Gigi

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Welcome to WiKirby![edit]

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Hi there Gigi, and welcome to WiKirby! We hope you'll enjoy editing here; check out our help guide for editing tips and information on do's and don'ts. And if you need any help, just contact one of the administrators. Thanks! — The WiKirby Staff

-- Kirbot (talk) 22:01, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Patroller[edit]

Hey, Gigi! You've been making a lot of helpful edits lately, so how would you like to become a patroller? As a patroller, you'll be able to mark edits as patrolled, and also mark possible featurement candidates as Good. You'll also be treated to a purple username on Special:RecentChanges and a shiny gold medal on your userpage. Is this something you're interested in? -YFJ (talk · edits) 18:38, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

Oh, yes, sure thing! I would love to! :) Gigi (talk) 19:07, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
All right then! You are now a patroller! Purple names and gold medals coming shortly! You also should have access to the staff chat on Shiver Star; let me know if you don't. -YFJ (talk · edits) 19:19, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! And it looks like I don't have access to that chat as of right now, or I can't find it. Gigi (talk) 19:30, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

OGG versus OGA[edit]

Hello

While OGG is a possible format for the file itself, it is discouaged by the designer of OGG itself--Xiph.org. Most easily sourced (and horribly formatted) from the RFC,

  While this document does redefine the earlier definition of
  application/ogg, this media type will continue to embrace the widest
  net possible of content with the video/ogg and audio/ogg types being
  smaller subsets of it.  However, the video/ogg and audio/ogg types
  take precedence in a subset of the usages, specifically when serving
  multimedia content that is not complex enough to warrant the use of
  application/ogg.  Following this line of thought, the audio/ogg type
  is an even smaller subset within video/ogg, as it is not intended to
  refer to visual content.
  As such, the application/ogg type is the recommended choice to serve
  content aimed at scientific and other applications that require
  various multiplexed signals or streams of continuous data, with or
  without scriptable control of content. For bitstreams containing
  visual, timed text, and any other type of material that requires a
  visual interface, but that is not complex enough to warrant serving
  under application/ogg, the video/ogg type is recommended. In
  situations where the Ogg bitstream predominantly contains audio data
  (lyrics, metadata, or cover art notwithstanding), it is recommended
  to use the audio/ogg type.

In short, despite the fact that ogg can be used as a name, it has been redefined and requested to become more specific in its naming. OGG should generally, if possible, be formatted as OGA or OGV where appropriate. This is essentially done as a practicality and formality. For a small history, I have a small section on here on my user page. I can give more details if required, but I strongly suggest that OGA be used as the main extension furthermore. Trig - (talk) 21:25, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I will be honest, I personally started using OGG for audio formats because pretty much all audio files here use that, and I wasn't aware of its implications. Furthermore, I reverted your two changes mostly for consistency, not because I disagree: if OGA is a better choice for audio, it better be used for all audio files that current use OGG, not just a couple.
I will forward this to the rest of the staff to see what they think too, but I don't see why anyone would be against the change. Then we can hopefully change all current audio files from OGG to OGA and encourage people to use it in the future instead. Regardless, I'll keep you updated. Gigi (talk) 00:09, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Since there's still approximately 9 japanese file names I'd like to move, should I wait until OGA is determined, or go ahead and move them to english name (thing).oga? If you need more descriptions, feel free to ask on here or on discord. Thanks! Trig - (talk) 01:15, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

If I'm not mistaken, I can create sandbox by simply creating page with User:Superbound/Sandbox, right? (asking because i'm not so sure) Superbound[talk] 16:14, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Yeah, that would be a subpage of your userpage, and they can be named anything (but of course follow the policy). —Viperision (talk) 16:19, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Superbound[talk] 16:21, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
Yup yup, as Viperision said. In fact, thanks for giving this quick answer, heh. Gigi (talk) 16:43, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

The game is referred to without a colon symbol during the credits of New Challenge Stages, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PKLvVgauusOwencrazyboy17 (talk) 19:07, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Well then the whole wiki is using the wrong name. I was adding those because that's the name of the article and how every mention of it I've seen in the wiki has been. Personally, I don't care much if it has a colon or not, but I do want consistency. Gigi (talk) 19:11, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Can also confirm through the manual that it's consistently "Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition" with no colon. StrawberryChan (talk) 21:04, 29 July 2020 (UTC)