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August 2009 | September 2009 | October 2009

How about an article creation drive?

I personally think the site needs more of the current popular games and new releases. Plus the latest releases for download services (Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade) that feature older games. If everyone makes a few it could help attract people to make guides for the games. There is plenty of sites out there that show the current best sellers, and latest releases... so finding them wouldn't be hard to do. RobJ1981 04:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I've been going down the list on the requested guides page, as well as my personal lists, and the SW:Guide completion pages. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:21, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, I just created The Sims 3: World Adventures which releases in November, so is that what you mean by new releases (or future releases)? --Melon247 Hammy, my hamster. Cute! (talk · contribs · comp) 08:15, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah that's what we want Melon. The point is to make the start of a guide so when visitors come, they don't see an empty website. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 16:01, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Here's a list of some notable recently released and upcoming games that need articles here: A Boy and His Blob (2009), Endless Ocean 2, The Beatles: Rock Band, Fat Princess, MagnaCarta II, Shadow Complex and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. If anyone wants to create those, it would help. RobJ1981 02:52, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
We should also have games that have been appearing on our advertisements. I.e. Urban Rivals. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 08:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Here's from the Nintendo side that could become articles in the near future and I agree. Need for Speed: Nitro, The Grinder, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and "The Ghostbusters". Johnnyauau2000 04:32, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

We could start a project portal for this sort of thing... After heading to PAX I ran into many games that have already been released that I didn't know about, and I saw many to come. I'll be adding more when I have time.

--Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 08:45, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

You went to PAX NMH? Lucky :/ Anyways, a lot of these are big releases... I should be able to help with a stub here and there. With stuff from this summer's E3 and Blizzcon and such this should be a looong list. Baejung92 (talk) 00:07, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
A few more that I found: Guitar Hero 5, Dungeon & Dragons online (one of the advertisements on the site, not sure if that's the full name or not), Mini Ninjas, Tornado Outbreak, Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace, Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker. I believe the Star Force 3 games are nearly identical with the exception of a few things. RobJ1981 07:11, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
I already have the correct name for D&DO above, but that should be a redirect. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 07:53, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Copyrighted material - revision deletion

I propose that we make it mandatory to hide revisions that include copyrighted material (it must be verified or labeled by the submitter). Considering the massive amount of content some users decide to add, it is our responsibility to purge it from being publicly available, even if the resource was online to begin with. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 08:16, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

I seriously agree after what happen to me so I'll accept. I should be crying by now so I'll go along with it. Johnnyauau2000 08:32, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree. This is one of the standard reasons for hiding revisions anyway right? Baejung92 (talk) 16:26, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good. Should be added to the admin guide. — najzereT 16:47, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Call of Duty World at War.

While I wait for Modern Warfare to come out on Nintendo Wii, I'm now considering having World at War as part of "Collaberation of the Month". I'm totally hard pressed at how many pages went into the Table of Contents! Even if I can do it on my own, I'll have a headache after this. I don't want to force you editors to do it but with all those details about using weapons and multiplayer is something that would take a month to do. Please think before you answer because I can't show my mood onscreen but I am quite sad at the moment. If I was happy and the table of contents of World at War is not that blown out, maybe I can do it on my own. Johnnyauau2000 08:41, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

In general, don't worry about taking on a guide by yourself or having everything filled out. This is a wiki, so anyone can add to and help out a guide at any time – there's no rush. For this specific game, you're welcome to nominate it for collaboration of the month, just follow the instructions on the CotM page. By the way, you should really find a way to make editing less stressful for yourself. I think this is something that most people do naturally, but contributing here should be fun! There's no pressure, no deadline, no one expects anything of you… just relax and do whatever you're comfortable with. Good luck, — najzereT 15:10, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Well what can I say, wish me luck. I can't help how organized Modern Warfare is so I just wanna page homage to it. Not necessarily on editing but I could use that as a model. For "Collaberation", I'll give it a shot. Even if it fails, I'll might try again on occasions. Johnnyauau2000 15:41, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

External link captcha

I got captcha'd making Rage Racer/Age because it detected new external links. I don't think there were any in the page. I was logged in, using IE 8.0. screengrab - [main  · talk] 21:29, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

The {{stub}} template contains external links to edit the page. Anyway, the captchas go away once you become autoconfirmed (account is 4+ days old and has 10+ edits). --Skizzerz 23:25, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.

I'm getting confused with those game titles. The first is Marvel: Ultimate Alliance with a colon and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 without a colon. So is that the normal title? When I go down the list on the Wii game section, it's a jump in logic. Normally for example, Spiderman has a sequel so its called Spiderman 2. I don't know if it's their idea to take out the colon but it's ridiculous. I don't want to start an argument but I'll have to double check on gamesites to see if it's the name of the game. Johnnyauau2000 06:36, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Both games are listed in many places either way, so it's not really important as long as users can find the pages using either name.--~Vizeroth · (c)~-- 20:03, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
It's "Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2" without a colon. But we have redirects for alternatives. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:07, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Redirects? What do you mean by that? So if someone makes a mistake, it automatically goes to the correct page? Johnnyauau2000 10:05, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
You may want to refresh your memory by reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Redirect. I'm saying that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and alternatives like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 will all go to the same place. That does not mean "if someone makes a mistake, it automatically goes to the correct page". --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 10:37, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Smileys

Anyone want to have smileys? We can upload a standard (free) set and use {{smiley|emote}} or something for spicing up talk pages. Not sure if this is a good idea, but it might be fun. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/smile.gifnajzereT 19:00, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

It's fine by me :D Procyon 19:33, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Yay, it's about time the main site followed in mibbit chat's footsteps :) Baejung92 (talk) 22:43, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
What would the use of this be? They can't be used in guides, and the people who would bother typing out {{smiley|:)}} instead of :) on talk pages would be quite limited imo. If this is a straw poll, consider this as an oppose. --Skizzerz 23:11, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
They could be added to the edit tools to make it easier for ya. :P — najzereT 23:15, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Ryan. Smileys aren't helpful to guides, so there isn't much point to them. Remember: we are here for video game guides, not posting smileys all over talk pages. RobJ1981 00:02, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
I too am opposing (I bet no one ever expected me to even say those words). On think-up games wiki, there was a user who asked if we could have smileys there. I said no, though he uploaded the images anyway, and now they are never used anyway but just sit around in the unused images category. Using the good old-fashioned :) is a lot easier than typing in a template, as Skizzerz said, and on this wiki they look a bit out-of-place. --Melon247 Hammy, my hamster. Cute! (talk · contribs · comp) 08:39, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
No thank you. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 10:02, 19 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with it, but it's not likely to be used. Given that the more formal Wikipedia doesn't use them for obvious reasons (it's easier to type ":)" rather than clicking the emoticon), and the less formal TVTropes doesn't use them either, it probably wouldn't be worth the time to upload the batch of smilies. --Sigma 7 19:32, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

assassins creed for mobile.

Hi!. I have bought assassins creed for my mobile from 3. I am stuck on level9 Mission1. At the part where I am helping the woman whom I rescued from the templers.We are in the tunnels/sewers . She cant go any further so I have to help her. I am at what seems a bridge with 3 step-on swithes. Oposit are 3 huge pipes that run water through them. A huge opening. My side there is an opening but it is caged shut. I killed 2 soldiers. But thats all I could do. I step on the switches in different orders but nothing. There are no blocks or boxes for me to push on top to aid me to open anything ..So Please help me. Ive been on this for days and starting to lose my patiance...lol

Are you referring to this game: Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles? If so, I'm sorry but no one has added guide information for it. If you happen to figure it out, please add it to the guide! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:13, 27 September 2009 (UTC)