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Welcome to WiKirby![edit]

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Hi there Samwell, 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. Also, please keep in mind that all edits are subject to moderation until you become autoconfirmed (5 edits and 24 hours)! If you need any help, just contact one of the administrators. Thanks! — The WiKirby Staff

--Kirbot (talk) 19:26, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

"Game Apperances" or "Game apperances"[edit]

Hi Samwell, while I was editing some character pages, I noticed this inconsistency. Which one should we use? Same for "Physical (A/a)ppearance. Superbound (talk) 13:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello. Generally speaking, you should only capitalize the first letter for section titles. Same rules apply as for regular sentences. As such, use "Game appearances". --Samwell (talk) 13:25, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Alright, thanks a lot! Superbound (talk) 13:26, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Several questions[edit]

Hi, I would like to ask you a few questions (I actually have more, but I'll ask them latter):

  1. I saw that there's special licensing for Dedede Directory posts ( {{artwork|Dedede Directory}} if I'm not mistaken). As I'm currently working on a draft, can Channel PPP posts get it to?
  2. If subject the article is talking about has a different name in diffrent languages (Staff-Stick, Kirby Star Allies-Kirby Star Arise) should the names become redirect? Or are there some rules of language redirects?
  3. Why most of the notice templates are yellow?
  4. On Template:FA/doc I saw that President Haltmann is going to appear on August 23 instead of King Dedede. Did I miss some changes in queue system?

That's all for now. Superbound (talk) 18:16, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Greetings. Let me answer your questions as succinctly as I can:
  1. Technically speaking, the Dedede Directory posts do not have their own special copyright template, as their button adds the Artwork template, and is just here as a special mention. We could do the same thing for Channel PPP posts, but I would ask YFJ about that, since he looked over that particular reform.
  2. Generally speaking, we do not use different language redirects on WiKirby. Special exceptions are made only when the different-language name is commonly used in the English fanbase.
  3. Just a traditional carry-over from the old days of the site. That, and the yellow stands out.
  4. I was not under the impression that King Dedede was meant to come next. I assumed I could place any featured article up next in the queue. If this is not true, please show me where the extended queue is.
Let me know if you have any follow-up questions. --Samwell (talk) 18:24, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  1. Ok
  2. Ok
  3. Ok (I mainly asked this question because I'm more used to color variety for templates on Super Mario Wiki and SmashWiki)
  4. Queue is decided by order of featurement, but you can ask YFJ for more details. While no official list exists, I track it on my userpage.
Superbound (talk) 19:11, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Files sourcing[edit]

Hi, can you tell me the sources of following files?:

  • File:Haltmann.jpg
  • File:Haltmann Boss.jpg
  • File:President Haltmann 2 0.jpg
  • File:Haltmann Fight 1.jpg
  • File:Haltmann Portrait.jpg
  • File:Haltmann Fight 3.jpg
  • File:Haltmann Fight 4.jpg‎
  • File:Haltmann Fight 2.jpg

(I plan on adding {{aboutfile}} on more images, so I will probably ask these kind of question in future too) Superbound (talk) 12:35, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

For a lot of those older screenshots, I went around and collected them from various YouTube longplays, and I would be hard-pressed to remember which specific videos I used. Instead of focusing on finding the sources, I would try to get them replaced with cleaner versions instead. --Samwell (talk) 12:37, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I understand. Superbound (talk) 12:48, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

Happy Birthday, Samwell![edit]

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Superbound (talk) 09:01, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, m80. I was actually trying to remember if we had this image on the site or not. :P --Samwell (talk) 14:07, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Regarding Samus[edit]

Hello Samwell, if you haven't seen my edit summary, the reason I added Samus link was that other characters (specifically Donbe & Hikari and Chao), which had similar role in Kirby's Dream Land 3 already have pages. Unless you think that these pages are also not notable, I see no reason not to keep that link. Superbound (talk) 09:37, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

To me, it's more a matter of whether or not the subject matter is the domain of a more suitable wiki in NIWA. Donbe & Hikari and Chao don't really have much of a place on other NIWA wikis (aside from perhaps N Wiki but I'm pretty sure they are not there). For that reason, it makes more sense to me to link to MetroidWiki's article on Samus than to try and make one ourselves. --Samwell (talk) 15:37, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
That said, I should also preface that there are still some lingering traditions from the older days of the wiki that muddy things a little. For instance, we have a fair amount of content that specifically pertains to the Super Smash Bros. games, mainly since back when WiKirby was founded, there was a much stronger correlation between the Smash games and the Kirby games than there is today. There were also a few half-hearted attempts to make pages for Mario, Luigi, and others that I deleted due to them being extremely short stubs. I suppose ultimately the point I want to get across is this. We are primarily a Kirby wiki, but if you really want to make a page about another series character or subject that has some distant connection, through a cameo or other relation, then you should put in the effort to make the article and make it worth reading before you start adding links to it here. Also, be sure to have a look at this policy page for details on how to cover it. --Samwell (talk) 15:45, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
I see, I get your point here. To make sure that I understanded you correctly - is it okay if I start a draft for these characters pages in my sandbox? And for now, would it be also okay if I create (temporary) redirects to Cameo characters#Kirby's Dream Land 3? Superbound (talk) 12:56, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
In the specific case of Samus, I'm not sure it would make tons of sense to redirect users to the cameo list for Kirby's Dream Land 3 in the context that part of the article was using. However, feel free to start drafting articles in your sandbox. --Samwell (talk) 13:10, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
Oki, I'm going to start it soon enough. Superbound (talk) 13:15, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Reverting Edits[edit]

Hello Sam.

I noticed that two reverts done by you were full reverts. These include undoing everything the user did in the previous revision(s). This is useful in stopping vandalism and to fix mistakes that users have put in, however, pure reverting, like you did in both revisions, can actually add in mistakes that the user could've actually removed or fixed, suck as the grammar mistake in the latter. I didn't know there was a no-life system in Kirby's Blowout Blast, but I think the wording I put in was otherwise better. Regardless, the next time you revert an edit, look at the change and think, should I just undo it or should I rewrite it back to avoid adding back the mistake?

BTW it's your birthday in 11 days? I will wish you a happy birthday then.

Altendo 07:49, 9 August 2021 (UTC)

Greetings, Altendo.
I apologize in advance if you feel that the reverts done to your edits had overreached a bit. Please be assured that it was not my intention to fully revert every change you'd made, and that I don't usually make that mistake. However, I would have liked much better if you'd come to me sooner about this, and with a less patronizing tone. The reverts in questions, after all, happened on the 22nd of July (over 2 weeks ago), and only in the case of the Magolor page was a minor formatting mistake added back in in the process; one that, as I'm sure you know, was easily removed again. In the case of Kirby's Blowout Blast, I stand by my original statement that the original wording was better, and that revert was fully intentional.
One of the most important tenets of wiki editing, and collaborative projects in general, is to assume good faith until it's obvious there is none. I'd like you to keep this in mind going forward, because it really does feel like this message you've sent me is an attack, rather than an honest concern (especially given how long you sat on the issue, and how minor the actual reverts were). I'm not out to get you, even if I revert your edits, or offer you criticism on your talk page. We're all in this together to make WiKirby the best it can be.
Cheers. --Samwell (talk) 13:41, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm sorry if you felt like what I sent you was an attack. I was only notifying you of mistakes that you put back in after I removed them. Just look out for that next time. Thanks! Altendo 14:29, 9 August 2021 (UTC)

Problem With Uploading Files[edit]

Hi, I have started uploading the Kirby Squeak Squad Nature Notch PNG images. Recently, I have tried to upload the stage 5, boss, map, and secret stage but I keep getting the same error message from them: "File extension ".jpg" does not match the detected MIME type of the file (image/png)." I have done the exact same method to produce PNG images for the other stages, but for some reason these ones do not work. I checked the file types of the images and all of them are PNGs. Do you possibly know what this is? --BasicPerson (talk) 14:40, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

So, what's going on is that you are trying to replace a JPG image with a PNG image, which the wiki does not like. What you will need to do in this case is upload your new file on its own and then mark the old one for deletion after you've replaced the links on the pages themselves. You can do this by typing {{delete|replaced}} on top of the file page summary. --Samwell (talk) 14:41, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

e-mail for password reset[edit]

Did you send the e-mail to *REDACTED*? 2600:1700:DD0:1480:7D81:CF:E202:EDA5 01:08, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

I have looked into it, the account in question has already been used before, and i'm NOT that vandal who used that name, is it ok if i change the username instead? 2600:1700:DD0:1480:7D81:CF:E202:EDA5 01:43, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

In that case, you should just request a new account entirely, since the one you are currently using has no history or contributions. Also, please take care not to publicly post emails in talk pages. I'm sure this case isn't too big a deal, but it's not something you should generally do. --Samwell (talk) 02:19, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

Ok thank you so much buddy, I know there's a thing against having multiple accounts that's why I had asked if that was ok for a new account request. It does actually explain that the password was coming up as wrong. 2600:1700:DD0:1480:459:F172:A27A:BC60 12:25, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

A thankyou note from 2600:1700:DD0:1480:459:F172:A27A:BC60[edit]

Hi Samwell, I wanted to thank you for your help from the other day, my first choice of username actually was just random chance as I call it. I have learned in life that there are no coincidental circumstances due to me having medications to help a little mental disability that I'd rather keep private for now, and so I call them random chances in life instead (an IRL style of RNG) so... Thank you so much for the help, I'll try to be the best I can be for my job as a user for the site. As I always say for my channel on YouTube as a closure, live long and prosper buddy! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dehumanizer1998 (talkcontribs) . Please always sign your comments by typing ~~~~!

How to make a sandbox?[edit]

Hi samwell! I am sorta new here, and i am just here asking, how do you make a personal sandbox page? Thanks a lot, —SpeedOfKirb38000 (talk) 13:55, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Hello! I'm not Samwell, but all you need to do to create a sandbox is by following this link: User:SpeedOfKirb38000/Sandbox. Then you can put whatever you like in there as long as it follows our rules, though it would be good if you could try editing some more mainspace articiles if you know how to do that. -- MetaDragon (talk) 14:14, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
Thats exactly what im trying to do! Im testing adding a glitch i found in Kirby and The Amazing Mirror and im testing a area for it, thanks for the help! SpeedOfKirb38000 (talk) 14:24, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
Alrighty! Oh and, I was wondering. Do you use Discord? We have a server where you can reach us staff members more quickly and communicate with other Kirby fans. Would you be interested in that? -- MetaDragon (talk) 14:27, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
Sorry, i dont, i tryed to use it once but my wifi just lagged out so i cant get is SpeedOfKirb38000 (talk) 15:24, 31 March 2022 (UTC)
That's okay! Thanks for being interested in the wiki still. Feel free to message me, Samwell, or another staff member on our talk pages if you need anything. -- MetaDragon (talk) 15:31, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

An issue with a FP nomination I made[edit]

Hi, Sam. I've made an occasional picture nomination but it seems to have flown under the radar. There's also an issue User:MetaDragon brought up, and that is that it's not marked as Good, which is something that I forgot is a requirement. That considered, I thought what restricts me from marking it Good right away, because I see no issues with the image. At the standard featured picture thumb-size of 300px it looks high-quality enough to feature it. In comparison, this one was and ended up being featured. Admitedly, you abstained and I voted for it, and it's lower in quality than the one I'm trying to feature for Easter. So if you don't object, I'd like to mark it as good and invite you to vote on it regardless of decision. ⁠–⁠Vipz (talk · edits) 10:41, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

I hadn't marked it as Good because it was not the proper resolution. I've gone ahead and uploaded a new version that fits the guidelines, so now it should be good for featuring. --Samwell (talk) 18:55, 14 April 2022 (UTC)