Welcome to WiKirby!
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)
OGG versus OGA
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)
- 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)
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
- 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)