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Wow, you're awesome at working here. Thanks for your help! :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:34, 25 July 2014 (EDT)

I noticed your userpage, and maybe you can improve some navboxes by making them all look alike. I also think that Boss navboxes for a specific game should be merged with the same game's character template, like I did a while ago with the Donkey Kong 64 templates. By the way, my preferred navbox style is the DKC/DKL ones. Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:12, 28 July 2014 (EDT)
Thanks for your feedback, it is much appreciated. I will be sure to take your suggestion into account when I synchronize the navboxes. Oh and sorry I didn't reply to your previous comment. You're awesome too, with more than 1,000 recent actions. The Retro Gamer 20:28, 28 July 2014 (EDT)

Sprite image template

I don't know about you, but I believe that the GameScreenshot template should have a Game sprite template counterpart. Sprites and screenshots are different things. Then we should ask an administrator to add the template to MediaWiki:Licenses. Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:52, 29 July 2014 (EDT)

I was thinking the same thing when I was working on categorizing images, but I got preoccupied with other things... you make a good point about them being different things, as they can be obtained in different ways. A separate license for each is a good idea, although the material in screenshots is made up of sprites, so I'm not sure whether they need separate licenses. -The Retro Gamer 22:11, 29 July 2014 (EDT)
I created image categories in a certain format ("Images of "GAMENAME") to be categorized on file description pages. If you want something to do, you could add those categories to the image pages. Some haven't been created yet. Type "Category:Images of" in the search box to see what image categories there already is. What the wiki does mostly need is article expansion/improvement/originality. I hope this helps you. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:13, 31 July 2014 (EDT)

Image Layout

For the images, I've created a layout. Check below:

== Summary ==
*Description:
*Image source: [http://urlname SITENAME]

== Licensing ==
{{LICENSEGOESHERE}}
[[Category:Images of GAMENAME]]

I'd like it if you could follow this layout. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 12:41, 1 August 2014 (EDT)

Should I include Category:Game Screenshots as a category? Because that's what I've been doing. EDIT:I just realized that Category:Game Screenshots comes with Template:GameScreenshot. By the way, are you still thinking about differentiating Sprite and Screenshot licensing? I did a bit of research and found out that Super Mario Wiki has separate licenses for Game Screenshots and Sprites. -The Retro Gamer 14:44, 1 August 2014 (EDT)
I personally believe that sprites and screenshots are separate things. I hope this answers your statement/question. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:12, 1 August 2014 (EDT)
I've been thinking, and perhaps instead of having separate "Images of GAMENAME" categories, we should move all the images to their specific "Category:GAMENAME" (Of course still keeping ("Category:Artwork", etc...). I don't think there's really that much of need for separate image and game categories, and the description for most game categories reads:Articles and media relevant to the game GAMENAME are listed here. -The Retro Gamer 10:31, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
That would take a lot of effort to change. You are aware of that, right? Atari Jaguar (talk) 10:36, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
Yes, I am aware, but couldn't we turn the "images of GAMENAME" pages into redirects until all of the images have been categorized into their specific game category? -The Retro Gamer 10:56, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
I guess so, but I'm also concerned about many minor maintenance edits being done on this wiki. Atari Jaguar (talk) 10:47, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
So may I turn the "Images of GAMENAME" pages into redirects until I re-categorize the images into their game pages? It wouldn't be that much work to re-categorize, as most of the images for each game were un-categorized to begin with (And aren't actually on the "Images of GAMENAME pages" yet.) -The Retro Gamer 10:56, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
You have the same amount of user rights as me. You didn't need to ask the whole time. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:28, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
I was just trying to be courteous, as you created the pages. -The Retro Gamer 11:30, 2 August 2014 (EDT)
Ah, okay. I was also just concerned myself about the idea, until you talked with me through it. Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:33, 2 August 2014 (EDT)

Navbox issue

I'm having issues with the navbox categories. Take Template:DK64C, for example. It only categorizes "Donkey Kong 64" on itself, rather than on pages with the template embedded (e.g. Kritter). I'm trying to find a solution to this. If you have a solution, please apply it to the template. Thanks. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:12, 1 August 2014 (EDT)

All of the Nav Boxes should be fixed now. Thanks for letting me know. -The Retro Gamer 21:39, 1 August 2014 (EDT)

Admin nomination, like you suggested

As you suggested I do, I have nominated myself for adminship. If you decide to have an input, here's the place to do so: DKWiki:Requests for adminship/Atari Jaguar. Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:33, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

Yep, saw it. Working on filling out support now. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:34, 7 August 2014 (EDT)

The Help Section

Alright, I created this section for whenever I need your assistance on something. I recently wrote this article: Klubba's Kiosk. I made sure to keep the content original. I kind of need your help revising the article. If you could do it, that would be great. Atari Jaguar (talk) 15:29, 8 August 2014 (EDT)

Sure, no problem. I would be glad to help you by revising the article -The Retro Gamer (talk) 17:25, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
In the Donkey Kong Land section, what do you mean by "Unlike Donkey Kong Country 2, each level of the Lost World is completed one at a time." Aren't the lost world levels in Donkey Kong Country 2 completed one at a time as well? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 18:10, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
I meant that they all are completed chronologically like every other world. You wouldn't hop to another Klubba's Kiosk to access another level. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:16, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
I made some revisions to Klubba's Kiosk, but I didn't combine the Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2 sections into one. It's only a matter of preference and I can still combine them if you would like me too. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 18:29, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
I purposefully did not, because Donkey Kong Land 2 is just as much of a game as Donkey Kong Country 2. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:38, 8 August 2014 (EDT)
Could you please run your bot to fix all of the links of "Category:Super Smash Bros. Attacks" and replace with "Category:Super Smash Bros. attacks"? There are eighteen articles with this change necessary. Could you also please replace "Category:Super Smash Bros." with "Category:Super Smash Bros. series"? Come to think of it, I think both "Category:Super Smash Bros. Attacks" and "Category:Super Smash Bros. stages" should be replaced with Category:Super Smash Bros. series, because the main category is supposed to have coverage for everything DK in the SSB series. This was similar to how we incorporated the "Images from" categories into their main game categories. I believe the bot should do this, as it won't clog the Recent Changes and it will be quicker. Atari Jaguar (talk) 13:09, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
I'll set the bot up to do it, sorry I haven't been online for a few hours. In the future, please put bot requests here. Also if you get a chance, check out User:The Retro Gamer/Manuals and tell me what you think of it (I know the ToC show/hide is broken.) Edit: It appears my custom Table of Contents woks! -The Retro Gamer (talk) 16:57, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
I saw your manuals page, and I think it looks nice, except for when you label the barrel names in white text. I personally would prefer it brown. Also, out of curiosity, why don't you use the manual pictures? Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:46, 19 August 2014 (EDT)
About the white text: I'm trying to be accurate to the manual colors. The reason I haven't included any pictures from the manual is because I'm trying to find high quality renditions of the same pictures (perhaps appearing outside of the manual.) If you know of any source where these can be be found, know of good PDF to PNG converter, know where these files exist on this Wiki, or have any other solution, please notify me of it. My current thought is to take screenshots from the manual at 100%, so they will be real size, and then zoom and then edit them. About the table of contents: Do you think I should keep the original manual type, or do the wiki type with subsections? I'm thinking of combining them into a show/hide function, but I'm not sure how to do that under these conditions. Since I'm realizing how long my comment is, perhaps we should have a chat on the IRC. If you suggest a time, I will confirm or deny it. I probably won't be online at all today, so suggest a time for tomorrow or later. Reply on User talk:The Retro Gamer/Manuals. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 07:10, 20 August 2014 (EDT)

The Help Section (continued)

Can you please use your bot to remove [[:Category:Villains]] from every page? That would be great. Atari Jaguar (talk) 23:54, 25 August 2014 (EDT)
Done. While the bot was out, I replaced a few template redirects... -The Retro Gamer (talk) 08:23, 26 August 2014 (EDT)
Noooo!!!! You're leaving!!! [temporarily] :( Atari Jaguar (talk) 10:00, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Fortunately I'm in right now (my instrument is in the shop). -The Retro Gamer (talk) 17:57, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
So you're part of a band or something? More importantly: are you skilled at CSS/HTML? I kind of want the licensing templates to be redesigned. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:20, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Yes, I'm part of first band at my school. How do you want them redesigned? More specifically how would the CSS/HTML knowledge come in handy? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 18:23, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Because a lot of templates are written in CSS/HTML. And just try to make a design that you think will appropriately suit the wiki. I honestly am not good at template design. Also, are you also still going to be active here in September and October? Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:37, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Not early in the afternoon, but I'll be around after 8:00 or so and maybe early in the morning. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:40, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Can you please use your bot to replace all of "Category:Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Series" with "Category:Mario vs. Donkey Kong series"? Less capitalizations will be there that way. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:56, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
Whoops! That bad name choice was my fault, but I forgot to change it. I'm on it. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:13, 27 August 2014 (EDT)
On second thought, maybe I'll have to tinker with AWB, since it has updated. Can you move the page, now that it's replaced? (I'm asking because you can move pages without leaving a redirect behind.) -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:23, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

Guess Who's an Administrator?

Hey, Retro. Just wanted to let you know that I'm now an administrator. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:55, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

Great! Nice to know you got the position. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 17:57, 27 August 2014 (EDT)

Hey, you're back! Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:15, 2 September 2014 (EDT)

For the moment. Anything you need done (Or would like me to do)? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:22, 2 September 2014 (EDT)
I guess not much for now. I did replace a bit of categories over the time you were away. I think maybe we should focus on expanding/improving/creating articles. But it's your call. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:29, 2 September 2014 (EDT)
I am working on proof checking all of the songs right now, and I totally agree. Working on article is the whole base of the wiki, and I'm trying to do my best to support that. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:32, 2 September 2014 (EDT)
I also added the HotCat script to the wiki to assist in adding/deleting/replacing categories. I'll be very likely to get back to working on articles. There's no worry. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:34, 2 September 2014 (EDT)
I saw the Hot Cat script, and it looks interesting. That should be a helpful tool for changing categories. If you want to talk some more I'll be on IRC (I almost always turn it on when I go online.) -The Retro Gamer (talk) 21:42, 2 September 2014 (EDT)

Bonus Level article

I had an edit conflict with you, so if you're currently editing the article and there's an edit conflict, please don't delete my content. Instead try merging your edit with mine. You can improve my content, though. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:10, 6 September 2014 (EDT)

No problem. I am transferring content right now. If you're not busy, could you help by recording all of the levels per each type of Bonus Level in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest? -The Retro Gamer (talk) 14:13, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
I'm actually devoting my time to improving this wiki, so I'm probably not busy. :P By the way, I'm worried of editing the Bonus Level article, given that you're working on it. Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:15, 6 September 2014 (EDT)
If you're worried about that, than start by listing the levels in the sandbox. -The Retro Gamer (talk) 14:31, 6 September 2014 (EDT)

Congratulations

Congratulations on getting first chair in band practice. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:51, 8 November 2014 (EST)

Thanks. Hopefully I'll be on the wiki more now that I got into region band. If you want me to work on any specific part of the wiki (like making miscellaneous main space edits as I see errors), tell me here. Otherwise, I'll just be working on finishing up categorizing all the images (I was so close to finishing last time) and creating the Donkey Kong Country Manual page. - --The Retro Gamer

09:42, 9 November 2014 (EST)

This link will really help both of us out on DKC-related articles: http://www.dkc-atlas.com/maps/dkc/. It has full maps of the DKC levels & counting. The project is expected to finish on November 21st, the 20th birthday of our favorite SNES title. :) This should give you something to do here. Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:52, 9 November 2014 (EST)
I've been to DKC Atlas a lot, and they have a lot of good resources. While I was looking through the level pages, I could see they were far from perfect. I think my next project will be fixing all of the Donkey Kong Country level pages and making them consistent. - --The Retro Gamer

15:02, 9 November 2014 (EST)

Change Article Writing Style

Hi, Retro. I am considering to use an in-universe writing style for the articles, since I noticed my overuse of the word "must" in articles. In other words, the articles are written from the main/playable character's perspective (e.g. DK, Diddy, Kiddy, Cranky, etc.). This makes the boss battle guides less like strategy guides and more like a story. The words "can be", "must", "should be" will be severely chopped.

You're really the only other community member here, so I am hoping for your input. Thoughts? Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:18, 26 November 2014 (EST)

I have seen both styles of writing on this wiki, and there seems to be no problems with either. If you feel your writing is getting monotonous, as you seem to suggest, then trying a different style might be beneficial to the wiki. I do not see the words "can be", "must", and "should be" as negative words to overuse; if they are useful in explanation, then they shouldn't be a problem when used. --The Retro Gamer

21:07, 26 November 2014 (EST)

Two Recent IP Edits & A New Users

Hi Retro. I believe I have some good news: two different IP addresses have contributed to our wiki within 3 days & a user called FUNKYMONKEY registered approximately 15 hours earlier. I think DKWiki might be getting more popular in Google. :)

My belief why this wiki lacks any activity aside from us is because people probably find no need for this wiki given there's Super Mario Wiki & its DK coverage. But I'm glad to see some more people noticing us. Maybe it's our unique image uploads (and articles)—if that's the case, we should probably replace as many Super Mario Wiki images as possible (unless very necessary) to improve our Google Images search results.

I thought I'd let you know. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:08, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Perhaps we are getting noticed. Or maybe it's just random luck. In any case, we have a very low Page Rank, and that's hurtful to where we appear on Google. --The Retro Gamer

17:54, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Ouch. Any suggestions on increasing our 2/10 status? Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:02, 7 January 2015 (EST)
I believe this is influenced by the number of times our page is linked to in other websites, so encouraging websites to link to us might be helpful. Read this to find out other factors that influence position on Google searches. A lot of the factors seem to depend off the HTML, which is of course done by our webmaster, Porplemontage. --The Retro Gamer

18:11, 7 January 2015 (EST)

I agree on promoting the site, but many places ban it (and with good reason). I like it but I don't like it if you know what I mean. Oddly enough this wiki is linked on every NIWA wiki's front page, which gets a lot of traffic. This wiki's url used to be donkeykongwiki.com, which seems to be linked more than dkwiki.com. This wiki's biggest source of inactivity is Donkey Kong Wikia, which forces you to have an email-confirmed account to edit...

If you do want to promote the site (recommended at a minimal), then try contacting the folks at Super Mario Wiki (namely the DK article editors). The best way to do it is bring it up in conversation naturally. A lot of people also hang out in Super Mario Wiki's IRC channel; that's another good option. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:39, 7 January 2015 (EST) Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:39, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Putting a DK Coin guide in a level article

Hi Retro. I need your help here figuring out how to incorporate a DK Coin guide into a DKC3/DKLIII level articles, but I don't want the format to be identical to Super Mario Wiki's. We shouldn't just list Koin's location—we should explain to readers how to defeat it, as it isn't always just tossing a Steel Kegs on a wall, ricocheting back on to Koin. Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:41, 7 January 2015 (EST)

We should include the location to stand, with a screenshot showing the player the position. --The Retro Gamer

17:54, 7 January 2015 (EST)

I agree with everything you said, but where in the article should it be placed? Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:59, 7 January 2015 (EST)
I think it should be in the enemies section, so we have plenty of space, it's with Koin, and it doesn't have the issues associated with starting a new header. --The Retro Gamer

18:11, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Tables in article layouts

Hi Retro. I think tables need to be used in the level layout for items, DK Coin location and the Bonus Levelsl; the bulleted lists don't look very appealing to me. Super Mario Wiki does not do this. It will contain the appropriate sprite, name, and additional information. Something like this (the basic table layout makes me ashamed):

{| class="wikitable"
|Sprite
|Name
|Information
|-
|
|
|
|}

And for the DK Coin:

{| class="wikitable"
|Screenshot
|Location
|-
|
|
|}

And for the Bonus Levels (DKC/DKL; probably needs work)...:

{| class="wikitable"
|Screenshot
|Location
|Information
|-
|
|
|}

And I requested Havoc some time back to work out a table template, per my request. The basic wikitable design doesn't blend in with the wiki background in my opinion. I was hoping we can figure out how to make it a template (one for header, column, etc.)? Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:07, 8 January 2015 (EST)

I've been working on a more complex table, which you can change the colors of at your discretion; I just need to upload all of the sprites for the game to make it functional. After I've finished uploading sprites, I will create the template (I think you will be pleasantly surprised.) - --The Retro Gamer

19:29, 8 January 2015 (EST)

There should probably be separate templates for a header, cell, column, and closure, unless you can squeeze it all in to one template. And I cannot wait to see your cool template. Before incorporating it into article, be sure to test in the sandbox to be absolutely certain that it's the design you want to use. :) Atari Jaguar (talk) 21:16, 8 January 2015 (EST)
How is the table template coming along? It's been eight days since I last heard of it. Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:57, 16 January 2015 (EST)
Still WIP, but I haven't had much free time. I'll have free time this weekend. - --The Retro Gamer

21:00, 16 January 2015 (EST)

Changing Diddy Kong Pilot links & category.

Hi Retro, can you please use your bot to replace the Diddy Kong Pilot (2001 build) and Diddy Kong Pilot (2003 build) to Diddy Kong Pilot (2001) and Diddy Kong Pilot (2003) respectively (including the categories)? I found the word "build" an unnecessary part of both titles. (The years are enough to describe the difference between both titles.) Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:09, 10 January 2015 (EST)

Yes, I will. How do my animated Kong letters look? Any suggestions? --The Retro Gamer

14:12, 10 January 2015 (EST)

They look great and are animated just like in the GBA release. How did you animate them so well? Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:14, 10 January 2015 (EST)
First I took screenshots with the background disabled using VBA-M, all in the same position. Next I opened all of the screenshots in paint and selected them so that they were all selected in the same left corner and the same size. Then I copied them to different layers in GIMP, and researched the Frame Rate of GBA (approximately 60fps, o each frame lasts for approximately 16ms), and set each sprite in the animation so that it had the right rate per how many frames it lasted (strangely enough, some of the sprites had different frame times.) It took me about an hour to figure out the method for the first one, but the second one only took about 10 minutes. - --The Retro Gamer


Level navigation

Hey, do you or Technical13 know how to add a level navigation option in the level infobox? Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:09, 19 January 2015 (EST)

What do you mean by a "level navigation" option? Could you explain in more detail? --The Retro Gamer
11:43, 19 January 2015 (EST)
Oh, my bad. Well, what I tried to say is there would be "Prev" and "Next" (boldened) at the bottom of the template. Under the former word will be the level that comes before an article's level and the latter declares the level that comes afterward. Kind of like the Levelbox in Super Mario Wiki. See the arrows at the bottom of the template indicating the preceding and following levels? That's what I would like for this wiki's Level template to have, but except the level names will be spelled out themselves rather than be arrows (to differentiate from Super Mario Wiki).
By the way, I had to fix your signature, as you signed it incorrectly. Atari Jaguar (talk) 12:33, 19 January 2015 (EST)
I'm working on implementing that feature. The coloring is out of place, so that's the next thing I'll fix. --The Retro Gamer

12:58, 19 January 2015 (EST)

Text-specific colors in infobox

Hey, Retro, have you noticed that specific text colors are used in articles like Coral Capers? Well, I was hoping that the color used for the text could be incorporated into the separate level templates themselves. Is there any way to do that? Atari Jaguar (talk) 13:57, 19 January 2015 (EST)

Do you mean being able to change the color of the template in a specific article, even if the default is another color? What do you mean? --The Retro Gamer

14:01, 19 January 2015 (EST)

I meant that I'd like it if the sub-templates of the Level template (e.g. Level/water, Level/temple, etc.) are designed to set all of the text and links in the infobox a said color (e.g. the text color in Level/water will all just be sky blue). Does that make sense? Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:04, 19 January 2015 (EST)
They are consistent colors, to a certain extent. If you want me to check and make sure they're consistent, I can, but I think they look fine as they are now. --The Retro Gamer

14:12, 19 January 2015 (EST)

The text on the articles is only a specific color because it was edited to be. It's tedious to type the line of code every time in an article just to change the text color, isn't it? Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:00, 19 January 2015 (EST)
I'm still unsure as to what you're referring to. Within the infobox, the colors are themed towards their terrain. In the level article, the text is all the same color. I don't understand what you mean "type the line of code every time in an article just to change the text color". --The Retro Gamer


Okay, so by default, every wiki's text color, like this text, is black. Users change text colors (like in headers) to be a certain colors for a template. I want the text in the infoboxes able to be modified by users in articles to be a certain color related to the level environment, i.e. the text you enter in each parameter after the equal sign. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:33, 19 January 2015 (EST)
I don't believe there's any simple way to do that. To have a different colored template of the same design, a new template must be made. I think the intent of Template:Level/colors was to do something like what you describe, or maybe it's just an archive of possible colors. Anyway, the way to have custom terrain-themed infoboxes is to make a new template with different colors and background. --The Retro Gamer

19:00, 19 January 2015 (EST)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong and DK (Game Boy) articles

So you obviously know about the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games; their main root is Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. Since they pretty much count as Donkey Kong titles, given Donkey Kong (Sr.) is a main character & the titular one, you are allowed to create articles involving these games. I'm surprised almost none exist.

In comparison, you cannot create any article on a Mario Sports title (not DK-related) because it is not a part of the Donkey Kong series, unlike Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong (Game Boy), which, keep in mind, is not really a port of the original Donkey Kong arcade game. It has waaayyy more levels than in that title.

Just wanted to let you know that if you ever feel the need create said articles, you may do so. Atari Jaguar (talk) 19:24, 27 January 2015 (EST)

Oh, and can you please use your bot to replace Category:Navigation Templates to Category:Navigation templates (for correct capitalization)? There are too many to replace in a short period of time (37 to be exact). The same goes for the enemy categories Category:Aerial Enemies, Category:Land Enemies, and Category:Aquatic Enemies (all should have "enemies" lowercase). Atari Jaguar (talk) 20:09, 27 January 2015 (EST)
Yes, I can do as you ask of me with the bot. I'll be careful not to make the mistake of accidentally adding anything extra things.
I have a question: Do you think it would be allowable to do a description of the levels in Yoshi's Island DS that involve Baby Donkey Kong? As he's sort of the protagonist in those parts, I'm wondering if it's appropriate. Although it's obviously not a "Donkey Kong" game.
Also on the matter of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, it's just as much of a Donkey Kong game as it is a Mario game, although I wouldn't call Donkey Kong the main character. He's more of the antagonist, while Mario is the protagonist. Also, I always thought that Donkey Kong III was the one in this series, although maybe that's just me. --The Retro Gamer

21:56, 27 January 2015 (EST)

Well a lot of the enemies and levels in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong games, as I've noticed, are loosely DK-based (and some on the DK arcade game), which is whys I'm allowing you to create articles on them. It's pretty much a continuation of the highly-DK relevant Donkey Kong arcade games. I'm leaning more towards the "no" side with Yoshi's Island DS, but am unsure why (maybe because there is barely any DK material within). Atari Jaguar (talk) 22:39, 27 January 2015 (EST)
Oh hey, remember my request of which categories need to be replaced? Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:41, 28 January 2015 (EST)
AWB always takes a while to load after I update it; I'm doing something constructive while I wait. --The Retro Gamer

17:53, 28 January 2015 (EST)

donkeykongcountry.com

Hi Retro, I created an article on the official site for the three Donkey Kong Country GBA games. Super Mario Wiki doesn't have articles on the official Mario sites, so I figured that created articles on notable DK-related sites (like this one) would help the wiki get traffic. Talk about traffic, I notice new users join more frequently.

If you want something else to do, try replacing images from Super Mario Wiki. I believe that if we upload original images, they will show up in Google Images. Atari Jaguar (talk) 11:46, 30 January 2015 (EST)

My goal for the images is to get the highest quality for artwork, regardless of whether it's also on Super Mario Wiki, and original screenshots. I am going to work on uploading images from the old Rare website, although you still haven't gotten back to me on whether it's okay to use blue background for those images. --The Retro Gamer

18:11, 30 January 2015 (EST)

Whoops. Well in short, I say go for it. If there isn't a higher quality render available, then we'll have to stick with that (except if blurred, edited, or is a thumbnail). And yeah, images from Super Mario Wiki (and other places) are fine, but try replacing them if possible so DKWiki can stand out more. Atari Jaguar (talk) 19:46, 30 January 2015 (EST)

Level Navigation in Infobox

Hi, I understand you're busy and all, but you never got to fix the Template:Level infobox navigation. It kind of bothers me. Atari Jaguar (talk) 13:42, 28 February 2015 (EST)

How do you want it formatted? If I do the level name, I don't know to make it look neat, and it would probably take up too much space. Explain what you would like it to look like.
It would be best if it looked like the episode navigation in this infobox (except the arrows will be the exit sign arrows from DK Country). Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:18, 28 February 2015 (EST)

Your Inactivity

A while ago, you said on your userpage that you would be inactive a lot. However, I've been seeing more activity from you recently. Are you going to continue helping out on this wiki? I really appreciate your help here. Atari Jaguar (talk) 14:02, 21 March 2015 (EDT)

Weekends yield more time. I have recently finished a few large projects that will allow me more time during the week. I hope to finish all of my unfinished projects on the wiki and improve beyond them. -- --The Retro Gamer


Appreciation

I just want to let you know how much I appreciate it when you revise my edits to the articles (and add also it). It's extremely helpful, especially since I still have things to learn with grammar. Just letting you know.

Also, we should probably create a Style Guide for this wiki; I keep establishing writing styles for articles. Atari Jaguar (talk) 17:49, 25 March 2015 (EDT)

I am happy to help, and appreciate your work to the wiki as well; you do most of the article writing work, and I appreciate that very much. You said you have things to learn with grammar, are you a non-native speaker of English?
We already have a Style Guide of sorts somewhere... let me see if I can find it. I'll edit in the link here when/if I find it, and then you can do what you please with it. Here is is: Manual of Style. --The Retro Gamer


I'm happy to help out on Donkey Kong Wiki; because of you, I don't edit all by myself here. :) I feel this wiki exists alongside Super Mario Wiki because while it covers the Donkey Kong series, people mostly go on that wiki expecting Mario material; the Donkey Kong series tends to be shadowed by it. Also, the Donkey Kong franchise is a major spinoff of the Mario titles, unlike the Yoshi and Wario games. And yes, I am a native speaker of English; it's that there is so much to learn with grammar.
About the style guide—I'd be happy to have a look at it to see if it needs improvement (which it probably does). And if you help me establish/rewrite some style guides, I'd like for that you make parts (or all of it, if possible) of the layout unique and different from other Mario and Donkey Kong wikis but obviously still look neat. An example of an original layout would be on the Krow, Kleever and Kudgel articles. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:14, 25 March 2015 (EDT)

Google Results

Hi, so I noticed that Donkey Kong Wiki's Google Search results are improving. If you search "Frantic Factory" or "Necky Nutmare" on Google, for example, you can see that they're at the bottom of the first page of results on Google. As for images, DK Wiki is doing pretty well in Google Images (a bit better than on Google Search). Atari Jaguar (talk) 19:45, 27 April 2015 (EDT)

That's good. Uploading more original images should help continue to further our appearances which draw people to the wiki. Our goal, though, is to achieve a page rank of 5, because then we'll show up before Mario Wiki on the search results (they have a page rank of 4.) --The Retro Gamer 19:48, 27 April 2015 (EDT)

Deleting Pages

Delete these two pages:

Grassland Groove

Punch Paddy

Delete this: File:Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.png

Delet this: File:DK Diddy Kong & Characters - DKC.png

Delete this: File:DKCTropical Freeze - Schnautzel.jpg

This DKCTropical Freeze - Schnautzel.jpg is a duplicate of the image on Schnautzel's article.

Deleting pages

Could you delete these: DKWiki:Pony Tail Whirl, Pony Tail Whirl

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)

Thanks Torey (talk) 07:20, 21 June 2015 (EDT)Torey

Re: User:The Retro Gamer Bot

  • Using it to tag images: Cool.
  • Creating stubs: Not cool.

I didn't think I'd needed to explain this, but, you really shouldn't create an article with just a stub tag and a navbox. I mean, my personal philosophy has always been to never start an article you know that will be tagged as a stub, and seeing every single DKCTF level article as a stub is just... why? --HavocReaper48 23:41, 27 June 2015 (EDT)

Yes, I know... I had forgotten about those stubs until you mentioned about the low quality articles, and I always try to avoid doing things like that. I understand how pointless the creation of stubs are and the importance of being able to gauge completion (or even creation) of articles. I was thinking you would nail me on that when I made them, but I don't recall... Ah yes now I remember... I went a little crazy with the DKC:TF template after I created it, but I won't make that mistake in the future. No it was actually the bot which was accidentally set to add the template to every link on it, even so that it created new pages. Cheers, and it's nice to see you back on the wiki (if even temporarily.) :-)
Also, if you would like me to delete those DKC:TF articles right now, give the word and I'll delete them in a hurry. --The Retro Gamer 23:59, 27 June 2015 (EDT)
Just to be clear: I was not ignorant of my mistake, I simply neglected (and forgot) to correct it appropriately. I think it is quite fortunate you have brought this to my attention, and I'm glad the wiki is that much more clear. It has been solved, and we can now see how we've actually done with DKC:TF.

Thanks for addressing that. I believe TF should be a priority since its the most recent release. --HavocReaper48 13:04, 28 June 2015 (EDT)

Yeah, I wish I could help more with that. Unfortunately, I don't have a Wii U (yet!) and I would prefer not to spoil too much of it for myself. That's why I'm going back and working on all of the Cranky Kong Quotes, which I hope will look good when it's completely done. Do you like my work on Cranky Kong/quotes / do you have any suggestions/questions/concerns? --The Retro Gamer 13:09, 28 June 2015 (EDT)
Like what I see so far. Well organized. --HavocReaper48 13:24, 28 June 2015 (EDT)

Disabling my account

Can I delete my account permanently on this wiki? Torey (talk) 14:35, 30 June 2015 (EDT)Torey

Well, seeing that this wiki is owned by the same person (Porplemontage) as Super Mario Wiki, it seems to have similar policy in regards to user account deletion (Which can be found at DKWiki:Privacy policy#Removal of user accounts.) If you want to leave this wiki, you don't have to disable your account, you can just leave. And, I know this has been suggested to you before, but you can scramble your password if you don't ever want to come back with this account. Although, I think you have been a good editor during your time at Donkey Kong Wiki, so I would encourage you to stay. But if you really feel like leaving, I can't stop you. The existence of your account will likely not hurt your privacy in any way, and if you're concerned about your username being the same as other wikis, you can always request your username be changed on this wiki. --The Retro Gamer 18:33, 30 June 2015 (EDT)

Update Sidebar and Interwiki

Hi. I'm Starphoria, a NIWA staff member. I need you to update the sidebar to include Inkipedia, the newest addition to NIWA, as well as the Interwiki table to include Inkipedia. Thanks. --Starphoria 11:01, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

I'll need to get Porplemontage or HavocReaper48 to update the interwiki, and then I'll update the sidebar. --The Retro Gamer 12:09, 4 July 2015 (EDT)

Moving pages

There's a page that needs to be deleted and moved because the page's name is spelled incorrectly. Somebody spelled its name incorrectly when they created the page.

This is the page: Lord Frederick, the Snomad King. The page should be moved to Lord Fredrik, the Snomad King. Also, the redirect is not neccessary. Torey (talk) 19:39, 5 July 2015 (EDT)Torey

The aticle "Klaptrap" must be moved to "Klap Trap" because it says "Klap Trap" in the Donkey Kong Country manual. Torey (talk) 10:42, 12 July 2015 (EDT)Torey

Moving pages

The page "Klaptrap" needs to be moved to "Klap Trap" because it is spelled incorrectly and it is spelled as "Klap Trap" in the Donkey Kong Country manual.Torey (talk) 20:43, 12 July 2015 (EDT)Torey

I'm working on it. Almost done. I just have to finish my work on the page, and then I'll move it. --The Retro Gamer 20:45, 12 July 2015 (EDT)

Activity

Hi, I just wanted to say that while I do visit here every day, I don't edit a lot here anymore. My interests seemed to have shifted to other things, although I still love the Donkey Kong games. I hope you understand. Atari Jaguar (talk) 18:56, 21 October 2015 (EDT)

That's fine. Interests shift, and that's a part of life. Go pursue what you're interested in. Spend your time doing what you enjoy. :-)
I've been busy, so that's why I haven't been editing much either. It's nice to have some communication with another person here; unfortunately, I do not have as much time as I used to. --The Retro Gamer 19:03, 21 October 2015 (EDT)

Can you?

import this and this for me please, it will help with saving code. Nintendofan1653 (talk) 18:35, 28 February 2016 (EST)

A thought regarding DKC2 Levels

So whenever I link a DKC2 level, I forget to do the whole [[Level (DKC2)|Level]] thing, instinctively doing [[Level]]. Thing is, I feel like people would be more inclined to think of the DKC2 version of a level before the DKL2 version. So what I'm saying is, I think the level name should redirect to the DKC2 article, and the DKC2 article should still have the disambiguation at the top. Thoughts? --HavocReaper48 03:15, 31 May 2016 (EDT)

My overall thought is that I would prefer not to show preference to either game in terms of article names, even when one is overwhelmingly more well-known than the other (as I'd imagine is the case with DKC2 vs. DKL2.) I realize the annoyance of linking to the disambiguation, but I also think that adds to the potential discovery of DKL2 for visitors who are unfamiliar. Note that this only applies to levels; in other cases of disambiguation, I think that most well-known should take precedence most of the time. --The Retro Gamer 10:28, 31 May 2016 (EDT)

DKC Font

Seeing this is pretty cool. To implement the font, we need the ".ttf" file of it; can you request whoever made that from DKC Atlas for the .ttf file? --HavocReaper48 16:14, 1 July 2016 (EDT)

Sure, I will make that request. --The Retro Gamer 16:17, 1 July 2016 (EDT)

Merge

Seems like everyone that wanted to say something has agreed to the merge with Super Mario Wiki, including Porplemontage. So now I'm wondering when you plan to go through with it, and how we at the Super Mario Wiki can help? Alex95 (talk) 22:40, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

Well, I haven't gotten feedback from everyone I wanted (i.e. Atari Jaguar). But I do agree that we probably have sufficient feedback to commence with the merge. I am currently busy, so I haven't gotten around to fully implementing a process.
Here's my basic planned process:
  • Compare the page with Super Mario Wiki's version of the page (preferably with the aid of default wiki-diffing, which I was in the process of implementing.)
  • Add any unique content from DKWiki into Super Mario Wiki.
    • Unique images need to uploaded to Super Mario Wiki
    • Unique templates will require special handling, so don't mark pages with unique templates for deletion immediately
  • Mark the page with a template, to be deleted with the deletion message "Merged with Super Mario Wiki".
If you would like to begin this process without the aid of a wiki-diffing process, then you can, but it will be slower. You can also reply and offer feedback on this process if you want clarification, or think it should be modified. --The Retro Gamer 13:37, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
Does DKWiki have any unique templates? I think the Mario Wiki covers pretty much all bases with image, disambig, delete, etc. Alex95 (talk) 22:44, 12 April 2018 (EDT)
I was more referring to the style of templates, not the presence. If those at Super Mario Wiki are receptive, some of their basic templates templates could have parameter options specifically for Donkey Kong-related pages. I'm probably less enthusiastic about the merging the navboxes from DKWiki to Super Mario Wiki; Super Mario Wiki's current navbox presence (or lack thereof) is probably sufficiently developed where it would be unwise to add new ones unless they are specifically deemed appropriate by the community. --The Retro Gamer 11:21, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
Noticed the DKWiki uses images in the templates. I know every wiki does things differently, but the Super Mario Wiki tends to keep things simple. The only images in wiki maintenance templates are the ones used in our warnings and the stub. Everything else is a colored bar with information. There used to be images in some of them, but there was a proposal a number of years ago that deemed them distracting and/or made the template larger than was necessary.
For the navboxes, we'll welcome any new ones, but we do have a system for it that they need to follow. Alex95 (talk) 11:33, 13 April 2018 (EDT)
I guess we'll have to see what the SMWiki community wants. I suspect most of the SMWiki's are going to be retained as they are, since they do currently have a unified style, and DKWiki has purposely made their organization different. We do have some interesting things like the stylized {{DKCL}}, where it may be more appealing than {{DKC Levels}}. I still think templates will need to be discussed on a case-by-case basis, or perhaps have a voting block where each template can either be accepted or not accepted to feel the community's general feeling before delving into specific decisions.
As a side note, for my personal taste, I actually think SMWiki has templates that are too broadly construed. Take SMWiki's page on Tire, for example: there are 6 navigation templates, but I have little interest in clicking them; this kind of organization around games is more appealingly accessed as categories. --The Retro Gamer 12:27, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

So marking my userspace stuff for deletion raised a question, what's going to happen to other's userspaces? Will they just be deleted? I don't see much of a point of moving their pages to the Super Mario Wiki. Alex95 (talk) 13:12, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

I'll worry about userspace and forumspace stuff at the end. The articles are much higher priority.
They'll probably end up being deleted in the end, but I've already done a backup of the entire wiki before I started deleting pages, so no (non-file) content will be lost. --The Retro Gamer 13:28, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

I would be willing to help out with the merge, if there is anything you need help with. --TheFlameChomp (talk) 14:09, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Okay, so I ended up being unexpectedly busy today, and I still have some things to do, so I'll help with the merge whenever I am able. TheFlameChomp can definitely help out if you tell him what needs to be done. Alex95 (talk) 16:39, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

If it is possible for you or a bot to do so, you can really just delete every page I created and file I uploaded, since they're all on the Super Mario Wiki anyway (tagged a few for deletion already, and then I went and reread what you said so yeah :P) I'll spend a couple of minutes looking through other pages before I have something else I need to go do. Alex95 (talk) 20:49, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
Yeah, I will use a bot, so there's no point in individually tagging everything for deletion. I was just reviewing and replying to the forum post, but now I can go back and do that. --The Retro Gamer 21:17, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Just wondering, can I go ahead and tag every disambiguation page (plus the disambig category) for deletion? It’s not like they can be merged or anything. -YoshiFlutterJump (talk) 22:25, 23 April 2018 (EDT)

There's really no point doing that if you're just going to tag the pages without comparing them. I could easily process all the pages in a category using a bot, so if there's really no content, I can delete every page in the category pretty quickly. --The Retro Gamer 01:59, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

Quite a backlog of things that need deleted. Just bringing that to your attention, I'm not sure what your plan here is. Alex95 (talk) 12:11, 4 May 2018 (EDT)

No worries, I'm well aware and I'll get to it in a week or so. I'm a little busy currently, and while deleting them would be mostly easy, I have other ideas for the files that will require a bit more time to implement. I'll put this at the top of my wiki-business list to deal with. --The Retro Gamer 21:27, 7 May 2018 (EDT)

Vandal

Whenever you come back online. Alex95 (talk) 22:12, 25 May 2018 (EDT)

And now this guy. Alex95 (talk) 18:13, 2 July 2018 (EDT)

Hello

I created this account, but another user shares my IP address, but that is a sibling of mine. He is no longer active. I'm just saying this for a heads up. John Denver Fan (talk) 10:14, 4 June 2018 (EDT)