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Welcome

Thanks for helping out. We don't see much activity any more. --HavocReaper48 00:02, 16 December 2013 (EST)

You're welcome. Atari Jaguar (talk) 09:24, 18 December 2013 (EST)

Becoming an administrator

You know, you should really consider requesting adminship at some point. You seem to be the most active editor at Donkey Kong Wiki and adminship would further your ability to improve the wiki. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 20:51, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Hm... I don't know about it. It seems nice, but don't the administrators come on here often to delete the tagged stuff? Anyway, I probably will edit a little longer and then make a nomination. Actually, coming to mind, I'll probably nominate for becoming an administrator now. Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:56, 7 August 2014 (EDT)
I added some support to the request, and hopefully a bureaucrat will accept it and make you an admin. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 22:22, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Template:Character-artwork

If you are expanding Template:Character-artwork, perhaps it should be moved to a more general page name... -The Retro Gamer (talk) 22:03, 8 August 2014 (EDT)

I agree that it should. The redirect should probably stay, I believe, as there isn't really a need to go back to the images a third time just to replace a simple licensing template name. I'll rename it now. Atari Jaguar (talk) 23:14, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
As you already noticed, I changed all the categories from Template:Character-artwork to Template:Artwork. That was my bot test to figure out a bot I've downloaded. If you would like any monotonous tasks performed by this bot, please list them here. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 15:15, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
Alright. That's excellent that you have a bot. Be careful of typos when using it though. Its edits affect multiple pages. Atari Jaguar (talk) 15:17, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Some pages have had the delete tag way too long...

If you could help by posting your opinion on the two candidates for deletion, we could probably reach a decision about what should be deleted. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 15:29, 15 August 2014 (EDT)

Manual Transcripts

Since I now have all of the manuals and official strategy guides, I was thinking maybe we should make pages for each one, with page names like "Donkey Kong Country Instruction Booklet SNES" and "Donkey Kong Country Nintendo Player's Guide". Do you have any comments/suggestions about the naming and contents of these pages? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 08:25, 17 August 2014 (EDT)

I think you should give the guides their book title as their wiki title. As for the manuals, I would highly recommend titles like "Donkey Kong Country SNES manual" or "Donkey Kong Land 2 manual", etc. Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:50, 17 August 2014 (EDT)

Current Plans

DKC4 Pirate Password Screen.png

Right now, I'm playing through Donkey Kong Country 4 NES Pirate (I'm actually testing all of the 256 possible codes.) I'll start a page on that as soon I'm finished with my testing and sprite extraction. As this is one of the most detailed NES Donkey Kong Country ROM Hacks, I would suggest you do some research on it if you want to help me with the page. The Retro Gamer (talk) 13:56, 24 August 2014 (EDT)

Alright. Thanks for the help, Retro. :) I'll see what I can do to help. Are you experienced with finding Gameshark or Game Genie codes? If so, I'd love a tutorial on how to find difficult-to-find ones (I know the basics). And there's always YouTube walkthroughs for additional help. Atari Jaguar (talk) 13:58, 24 August 2014 (EDT)
I'm actually talking about the in-game password screen, which I have uploaded an image of to the right. It consists of four slots, each with four possible icons (which appear to in order: K. Rool head, Donkey Kong head, Diddy Kong head, and Chomps.) I've tested 1/4 of the possible codes (4*4*4*4=256, which is the number of possible codes, so I've tested 64.) So far I've come across three working codes: The credits screen and two levels. On a side note, the levels are titled in a mario-esque format with numbers and dashes (ex: 1-1, 2-3, 4-2.) In reply to you original question: I don't have much experience with Game Genie, so I probably don't know much more than you; however I am more experienced with Pro Action Replay and could help you with that if you would like. Edit: Here are the passwords I came up with:

1-1:Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Chomps Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png 2-1:Chomps Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Chomps Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png 3-1:Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png 4-1:Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png 4-4:K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png

5-3(K. Rool battle):Chomps Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Chomps Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Credits:K. Rool Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Donkey Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png Diddy Kong Icon - Donkey Kong Country 4 (pirate).png If you could confirm them/find others, that would be helpful. The Retro Gamer (talk) 15:20, 24 August 2014 (EDT)

How do you take screenshots? I'm not sure how the resolution of mine got off, but I'm curious to know how you do it. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 15:36, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
Through an emulator... Atari Jaguar (talk) 16:45, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
Which one? Emulators aren't illegal, only ROMs are. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 16:50, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
I don't want to encourage the use of ROMs, but I either use FCEUX or NEStopia for NES emulation. SNES9x is the best for Super Nintendo games, and VisualBoyAdvance-M is good for GB, GBC, and GBA games. Atari Jaguar (talk) 16:51, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
Okay, thank you. One thing: Visual Boy Advance M will have watered down graphics if you take screenshots of gb or gbc games, so you probably should use another emulator for screenshots of those, such as Gambatte. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 17:01, 6 September 2014 (EDT)

Good news!

You have received more support on your RfA from DoctorPain99. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 22:34, 25 August 2014 (EDT)

Hm, that is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. I will still be doing regular user actions more, even with adminship. But anyway, that's good to know that I have a "support team". :D Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:44, 25 August 2014 (EDT)

Curiosities

I've always wondered about your username. Do you own a working Atari Jaguar, or have you owned one? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 22:12, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

I have this username, because I watched this commercial, and it was ridiculous! My dark secret: I don't know much about the Atari Jaguar...
Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:19, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

Can you add this extension to the wiki? Or should I ask someone else? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 17:31, 7 September 2014 (EDT)

I'm not an expert at implenting extension. I think that's what Porplemontage does here. Atari Jaguar (talk) 23:06, 7 September 2014 (EDT)

Adminship section

Do you think I should make a request for adminship? --The Retro Gamer


You have been a help around here, so I suppose you could try it out. I am trying to balance my life, in any case. Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:58, 8 September 2014 (EDT)
By "balance your life", am I correct in saying that means determine your priorities (and where Donkey Kong Wiki ranks in them)? And, a better question is, do you think I have the qualities to be a good admin? --The Retro Gamer


Yeah, there's life, this, and archiving. I do think you have some qualities of being an administrator, except maybe a little more work. But why do you want to be one exactly? You can have me do the admin jobs for you. :) I just don't want to be rude, but maybe let time fly a little. Try requesting for rollback in the meantime. I was scared to admit this to you the first post, but you can request adminship. People might give you the same feedback, however. I could be wrong. It's your choice. Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:36, 8 September 2014 (EDT)
I have no particular desire to be an admin at this point, and would like to do some work on all my unfinished projects before I consider nominating myself for adminship. I think this wiki is doing great with you as an admin, you take care of things, you specify replaced images, you generally contribute to this this wiki a great amount. I was just curious on your opinion on the matter, and feel this wiki really needs a reboot. --The Retro Gamer


Thanks for the feedback. :) Unfortunately, my schedule's a little bit topsy-turvy the moment. There might be days where I don't log online, so don't panic if I'm not online some times. You can always report problems to HavocReaper48, the bureaucrat. I'll try and return some days to help when I can, buddy. If you're curious about why I am going offline, it's because I've become addicted to the internet in certain ways and need to do other important things in my life, like others. I apologize that this is bad timing, but please try to regulate the wiki while I'm out for some time. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:25, 9 September 2014 (EDT)

I don't think you should have deleted Category:Game Over screens or Category:Bonus screens

Category:Game screenshots is too broad a category to find specific images, and I would like to be able to easily find specific images (or a group of similar images). The true point of categories is to be able to find similar images from each category, and these categories helps people to find similar images. - --The Retro Gamer

16:06, 28 September 2014 (EDT)

I don't think you're supposed to perma-block IP addresses...

Looking through the recent block log, I've noticed you've banned about six of them, and this could hurt the wiki. An IP address can belong to multiple users, and if you ban an IP address that you think is a vandal, you could also be blocking an innocent user. In looking through past banning history, I've noticed that most IP addresses are only banned for about a week. - --The Retro Gamer

19:36, 26 October 2014 (EDT)

Sorry. I just wanted to prevent vandalism. It's also good to see you back, mate. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:00, 27 October 2014 (EDT)
Good to see you too. :-) I'm sorry I haven't been on much recently (I've been practicing very hard...I want to make first chair Region Band.) but I will be back to my regular routine very soon. After I finish Region Band tryouts on the eighth, I should be able to have a little more time to come here on a regular basis. I really would like to help this Wiki become a Wiki that people find useful and you may have noticed that I categorized almost half of the images in Special:UncategorizedFiles a few weeks ago. - --The Retro Gamer

22:24, 28 October 2014 (EDT)

I want to make this wiki an epidemic on Google just as much as you do. :) I recently improved the Diddy Kong Pilot 2001 article & the Team Kong, Team Kremling, and Team Cranky articles myself. And it's worth not editing here to practice for a huge rehearsal. No worries. Even I don't edit here every day. Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:22, 28 October 2014 (EDT)

YoDawg69 is Going on a Vandalism Spurt

I just wanted to let you know immediately, so you can ban him as soon as you return. Edit: Porplemontage took care of banning him. I think I've reverted all of his vandalism, but you should probably remove his edits and recent vandalism edits from page histories, so vandals can't use them against us. Let me clarify what I meant when I said don't ban IP addresses: Only ban them for a week. - --The Retro Gamer

09:08, 1 November 2014 (EDT)

I learned not to do that. Even I make mistakes. But I'll investigate. He seems to be the same vandal who comes on & vandalizes from day to day. :/ I'm sorry for that error. Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:26, 1 November 2014 (EDT)

I need some help.

I was using Category:Testing (which is not an actual category) to make all the level categories consistent, but I can't figure out how to remove Jungle Jaunt from the category. - --The Retro Gamer

19:49, 6 November 2014 (EST)

Have you tried taking a look at Template:DKLL? Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:12, 6 November 2014 (EST)
Yes, I have taken a look at that, but nothing in it seems to be causing the category (or I can't see the wiki script in it causing the category.) - --The Retro Gamer

18:26, 7 November 2014 (EST)

What's odd is that it doesn't show that category on Jungle Jaunt's article. Is it a MediaWiki bug? I can't seem to figure out the cause, but at least it isn't displayed on the main article. Try asking a MediaWiki expert. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:39, 7 November 2014 (EST)

I am really excited about working on the Donkey Kong Country level pages.

I don't know why I want to tell you this, but I am really excited about working on all the level pages. I have plans to add every detail, including differences between Japanese versions, version numbers, etc... I really think this will help improve the wiki tremendously. --The Retro Gamer

19:30, 12 November 2014 (EST)

I love your idea. I recently helped make the item amount accurate for Jungle Hijinxs, and further pushing this will be great. The level articles tremendously need expansion. Just remember to be original when expanding these articles. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:15, 12 November 2014 (EST)
It is unfortunate that I unknowingly added Super Mario Wiki plagiarized bonus level descriptions, but I'll fix those soon. Right now, I'm working on some templates that will make the appearance nicer and the making of level articles easier. - --The Retro Gamer

[[User:The Retro Gamer|<span style="color:red;">- The</span>]] [[User talk:The Retro Gamer|<span style="color:green;">Retro</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/The Retro Gamer|<span style="color:blue;">Gamer</span>]] (talk) 21:46, 12 November 2014 (EST)

What do you think about the Donkey Kong Land images?

You may have noticed I've been working to replace the wrong resolution Donkey Kong Land images with my own screenshots. I've been using the Super Game Boy "version" for this because it has more color variety; however for the level images I have omitted the border because it is the same for every screenshot. I was wondering if you would prefer me to leave the border on, because the images might be considered "modified" or if leaving the border off would be fine. --The Retro Gamer

08:19, 24 November 2014 (EST)

Either way is okay, as Game Boy games can be natively run on the Super Game Boy. But I agree that the Super Game Boy screensnaps look better. And I would like if you don't remove the border, as that would be modifying the image. Actually, I checked one of the images and it looks okay without the border. Atari Jaguar (talk) 10:17, 24 November 2014 (EST)
My thought for borders on Donkey Kong Land screens is to leave it off for level images, but keep it for title screens, bonus screens, etc... --The Retro Gamer

10:23, 24 November 2014 (EST)

Well, okay then. :) And thank you for cropping the screenshots to the GB's native resolution [160x144px]. Much appreciated. Atari Jaguar (talk) 13:05, 24 November 2014 (EST)

I'm unsure if your DKL sprite rips are correct.

Looking at your sprite rips and comparing them to mine, I notice that they are different. I am keeping in mind that mine has SGB colors and yours doesn't, but I still notice a difference in the pixel patterns. I am wondering which one is correct. --The Retro Gamer

14:08, 24 November 2014 (EST)

Hmmm... I'm not sure. Perhaps the SGB sprites have a higher color variety, slightly changing the pixels? Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:50, 24 November 2014 (EST)

I don't think you should have deleted the animated Kong Token image.

Even if you are trying to differentiate from Super Mario Wiki, trading animation for static images is not the way to do it. Go for better article quality and more images instead. --The Retro Gamer

20:57, 24 November 2014 (EST)

I was thinking the same. One of the problems is that the GIF file had a gray background, and it should have a transparent background. But I'll revive it if you wish. Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:32, 24 November 2014 (EST)

Look at this!

I was just randomly surfing "Donkey Kong Country" on Google Video, and this was the fourth result. It looks notable enough for a new article. --The Retro Gamer


I think we established the fact that pirated games and notable fan games can warrant their own articles. I don't want any of its content included in enemy/character/location articles, because clutters up those articles.

And if there are game-specific locations/characters/enemies etc. then they should probably be sub-pages (e.g. ARTICLE/SUB-PAGE). Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:15, 4 December 2014 (EST)

I have some thoughts about your level article layout.

To begin with, I think the Animal Buddies should be listed in the items as Animal Crates, since headings with only one line of content don't have an appealing appearance. Next, I think the items should be in alphabetical order, because any more nuanced ordering may become a source of importance debate, and it is easier to find what you're looking for if it's in alphabetical order. Third, and finally, I think the barrel list should at the very least count each type of barrel, since no barrel is too minor, and there wouldn't be too many different barrels in each level. Tell me what you think about these suggestions. --The Retro Gamer


Thanks for your input. Here are my responses to your thoughts:
  • I agree with the Animal Buddy header. Having the Animal Crate be a field would probably be the best idea. A bland section honestly does not look appealing.
  • Items listed in alphabetical order is also fine, except vital collectibles like KONG letters (GBA-exclusive) and notable features (Warp Barrels) should be categorized separately because people will read about them more. I do want version exclusive collectibles to also be categorized differently; a small bold header [Version exclusives] should divide them in another category.
  • Listing the barrels feels like more work to me, but if you feel strongly about it, then you may do it.

I use DKC Atlas Maps to figure out where things are located in the level itself, and I do a playthrough of a re-release's level to find how many enemies is in one of its levels compared to in the Super NES version.

Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:12, 6 January 2015 (EST)

I understand your argument about notability but I've had an idea for while: item list info boxes with sprites. These sprites would distinguish the items and make them easy to recognize without reading. I would also include side parameters for different versions (i.e. x bananas in SNES version, y bananas in GBC version, etc). The only reason I haven't done this yet is because I would like to collect the sprites for every item beforehand to easily them into this template.
DKC Atlas maps are not just good for item counting, they're also good for animated SNES sprites. I've been trying to upload as many as I can, but sometimes the uploader freezes for me and won't work until I close my browser and reopen it. Help would be appreciated in this area, and if you would like to help, I can explain how to retrieve the sprites off of the Atlas. --The Retro Gamer


I can't believe I never thought of that. It actually works because it's not a part of Super Mario Wiki's DK level layout. :) I'd also like to upload some animated sprites from the Atlas (is there a specific way you do it?) Should they replace the static sprites on the wiki? (Super Mario Wiki uses static sprites) Please let me know. Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:33, 6 January 2015 (EST)
This particular method only works on Donkey Kong Country maps, for other maps, HTML searching through the "view page source" option is required: The way I've been doing it is through the maps. I click on an item or sprite and drag it to the tab bar on the top. This will open a new tab and have the image ready to upload via image link. The only problem is that most of the sprites have transparent borders around them, but I can eliminate those with GIMP. GIF sprites should replace static sprites if possible, because static sprites only show a moment of time in the image. GIF shows the whole image. Only problem with GIF vs. PNG is that it only does 8 bit colors, but that shouldn't be a problem for old games. --The Retro Gamer


In case you haven't noticed...

I have replied to you on Category talk:Forests and Jungles and Forum:Article titles for DKC2 levels & disambiguations‎. I will need you to move the "Jungle" category, since I'm not an admin. --The Retro Gamer

23:41, 18 January 2015 (EST)

Concerning uploading images from the defunct Rareware website

When I look through the defunct Rareware website, I notice it has many pieces of artwork relevant to Donkey Kong that do not appear elsewhere. In the interest of adding more variety to the wiki, I have been considering uploading them. However, the images from the website are all .gifs and looks irregular without the blue website background. Therefore, I was wondering if it would be allowable to upload the files as .pngs with the original website background. --The Retro Gamer

18:51, 29 January 2015 (EST)

It's find to do that, but I have a few things to say before you upload the files (thanks for asking for permission first): I strongly recommend PNG (like you said) because the highest quality renders and images are in that format and it supports transparency (GIF files do too, but take up more memory and are meant to be animated). Another reason is that if a user finds and uploads a higher quality version of the low quality file for a file in the future, they would not have to tag the lower quality JPG/GIF counterpart for (speedy) deletion; they can just upload over the PNG format file. And before you upload an image from Rareware's defunct site, you might want clean out the dark blue pixels that you can in paint.net if possible.
Oh, and also remember to not upload lower quality duplicate renders when a higher quality one was already uploaded. I don't like it when users do that (and they shouldn't do it to begin with). Atari Jaguar (talk) 19:14, 29 January 2015 (EST)
I do not know if trying to remove the blue would work, because some shades probably blend back into the image. I could try to remove the blue so as to keep the transparency, but it's extremely likely that the mages would look irregular without the blue. I think it would be easier and more authentic to replace the transparency in the background with the blue background of the Rareware website, since that's how they were meant to be seen.
I also would like to add on to what you said: not only are GIFs more memory space, they only support 8-bit color schemes. I do have one other comment: Until all of the files are categorized and on their respective pages, it will be difficult to be certain I'm not uploading a lower-quality duplicate of an already existing file. Forgive me if I do; I have no intent to and have a complete understanding of how that works. --The Retro Gamer

19:37, 29 January 2015 (EST)

Thanks to the magic of HotCat, I've categorized all of the files on this wiki (go and see.) I haven't added summaries and licensing to them all, but I will do that when I replace them. I'm probably going to be inactive, seeing as another academic competition is this weekend. --The Retro Gamer

07:58, 2 February 2015 (EST)

I'm considering a requesting adminship again

It would really help with maintenance, which I do a lot of on occasion, and I believe I have shown I have no intention of vandalizing the wiki or having edit wars. The only thing I can see that would really hinder me in getting this is that I have a lot of unfinished projects. --The Retro Gamer

10:54, 28 March 2015 (EDT)

Funny you should say this because I was thinking about it just this week. Havoc is the bureaucrat here (and I don't want to be one because it's a huge, huge, busy, responsible job; at least I believe so), and he is the one who gives out promotions. I'm an administrator, so I cannot do it. But anyway,
Yes, I think you've proved yourself responsible. You were around here helping for about 9 months straight with few long breaks. You've used your bot to categorize numerous images, jump all across the wiki to fix mistakes, including mine (which, I admit, is good because I'm not perfect at writing; even professional writers make mistakes). You also make other helpful edits like adding a DKC2 strategy guide description to Kudgel's article.
Now when you have sysop powers, you cannot obsess over it and not focus on improving the wiki. It's poor sportsmanship (yeah, it's pretty obvious and I know you know, but I said so anyway).
You're an excellent help to me (and vice versa). Don't be afraid to make an RfA. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 12:43, 28 March 2015 (EDT)

Uploading images

I'm uploading an image for a gallery,and I got it on broken gallery, so I need your permission to create the page so I can upload the image.

Torey (talk) 17:30, 4 May 2015 (EDT)ToreyTorey (talk) 17:30, 4 May 2015 (EDT)

You won't be able to upload images or create pages yet, since you're not autoconfirmed yet (see DKWiki:Autoconfirmed users.) If you give me a link I can upload the file for you. You'll probably become autoconfirmed within a few days and edits, so you'll soon be able to do this without help.
You only need to put four tildes (~~~~) once to sign your name after a message. --The Retro Gamer 17:38, 4 May 2015 (EDT)
Which gallery is it, Torey? Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:46, 4 May 2015 (EDT)
I'd assume this is what he wanted to upload an image for. --The Retro Gamer 17:55, 4 May 2015 (EDT)
Yeah, it seems to be a image taken by him in Miiverse. I can't upload the image if I don't have the source for it. But it may not be; I'll have a check. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:21, 4 May 2015 (EDT)

Image= [[File:WiiU_screenshot_TV_01095image/jpg]] Source= [[Filename:Donkey Kong Country Orang-utan Gangimage/jpg]]

Torey (talk) 01:45, 5 May 2015 (EDT)Torey

I meant from an external link (like an image host). Remember, you cannot upload images on this wiki yet; you'll have to wait until May 7th (when you become an autoconfirmed user). Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:50, 5 May 2015 (EDT)

Well, other than that, I was talking about creating a page, not upload images.

You'll be able to create a page after you're autoconfirmed. Remember to sign you name with ~~~~. --The Retro Gamer 18:04, 6 May 2015 (EDT)

Page deletions

These pages need to be deleted: DKWiki:Pony Tail Whirl, Pony Tail Whirl Torey (talk) 04:25, 21 June 2015 (EDT)Torey

I took care of it. We check each other's talk pages, so there is no need to ask both of us to delete it. --The Retro Gamer 06:32, 21 June 2015 (EDT)

Could you delete this: "File:Quawks - Donkey Kong Country 3.png"

This file is a duplicate of another file. Torey (talk) 22:40, 24 June 2015 (EDT)Torey

What file is it a duplicate of? --The Retro Gamer 07:48, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

That file is a duplicate of this file: "File:Quawks the parrot.png" Torey (talk) 08:20, 30 June 2015 (EDT)Torey

Out of curiosity, why did you move "Kong family" to "Kong Family"

The headline says it all. "Kong family" seems more grammatically correct, so that makes me curious. --The Retro Gamer 07:43, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

Oh, sorry. I got confused from the capitalization rules. Atari Jaguar (talk) 10:01, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Create a Userpage

Hi. I'm Starphoria, I'm a staff member at various NIWA wikis. I thought I'd just tell you that you should create a userpage. Your name is red linked in the RecentChanges because of it, whereas it should be highlighted green like the other admins. It makes it difficult to tell you're an admin because of this, so I ask that you create a userpage. Thank you. --Starphoria 11:07, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Oh, yeah, I never got around to creating one. I never felt the need to create one. Alright, I'll create one. Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:56, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Template: namespace

Hello there, Atari.

I have seen that there was a recent vandal problem on this wiki. My personal opinion is that most of that vandalism could have been prevented if the templates were protected. Seeing as there is no real need for regular users to have unrestricted access to the Template: namespace, I suggest protecting it so only users with a certain custom right can edit it. You can even make it a separate group for those users good with templates, but non-admin rights.

Here are the lines that need to be added in Local Settings.php:
$wgNamespaceProtection[NS_TEMPLATE] = array( 'name of custom right' );
$wgGroupPermissions['name of group']['name of custom right'] = true;

188.24.73.36 10:10, 18 November 2015 (EST)

If you're going to upload the images that Greg Mayles posted...

Make sure that you put ":large" after the link to the image, so that you can access the best quality version of the image. Example: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUcQkVMW4AINNPH.jpg versus https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUcQkVMW4AINNPH.jpg:large. It gives a much better quality image and sometimes clarifies details, which important for images that are uploaded to this wiki.

I am aware of that trick, but thank you for sharing in any case. Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:34, 4 January 2016 (EST)

Learning HTML and CSS

If you are interested in learning HTML and CSS, I would suggest you take a look at http://www.w3schools.com/. It has a lot of resources to inform you about the language, and it is definitely helpful to understanding the templates on this wiki. --The Retro Gamer 16:41, 28 February 2016 (EST)

I don't edit here a lot, and also don't see too many templates necessary to create, but thank you for the link. I was aware of W3Schools, it's just that I never gave it a shot. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:51, 28 February 2016 (EST)

Talk Page length

You might want to consider archiving part of the talk page; it's gotten long enough to where you could do that. --The Retro Gamer 14:08, 5 March 2016 (EST)

Do you know how to do that? Atari Jaguar (talk) 16:52, 5 March 2016 (EST)
To archive, first you put Template:Archive Box on the top of this talk page and copy as many headlines as you want (of course deleting them while you do it) from this talk page, then you paste them on this page: User talk:Atari Jaguar/Archive 1.