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Separating Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS

I've noticed those two games are jumbled together in a mess, and they aren't written very well. They need to be separated into two different guides to make sure nobody confuses one game with another. Is anyone besides me willing to help clean them up? -- |Superpowered Mario (Talk|contribs) 12 May 2008

Yeah it's on our sysop list to do, so we'll help where we can. I don't own DS, but I've beaten the original - what should we do, just copy the 64 pages to DS ones and then have someone update the DS ones to fit the DS version? I don't know what needs being "separated" since we already have two guides and an integrated ToC. If the data lists are different (monsters, etc.), then we'll either have to add sections on those pages or make completely new ones for the other game. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 20:56, 12 May 2008 (CDT)
These games should not be separated. This is just like the SNES and GBA versions of Zelda: Link to the Past. SM64DS is a super-set of the original SM64. The proper way to handle this problem is to carefully delineate what portion of information refers to both version, and what portion refers only to the DS version. Procyon (Talk) 22:28, 12 May 2008 (CDT)
I got Super Mario 64 DS version a couple weeks ago, so I could've helped fix the articles, but my DS is lost to the ages right now :-(, so I can't do much myself. If anyone out there is able to cleanup the articles so that they are accurate (not separate them like I originally requested), it would help. --|Superpowered Mario (Talk|contribs) 14 May 2008
The guide really just needs some organizational TLC. The information is present, but the pages are not arranged in any particularly appealing fashion. Procyon (Talk) 16:01, 14 May 2008 (CDT)
I had combined the two guides together since there was tons of overlap. I haven't played sm64 for a while, and I don't have the ds version, so I couldn't properly tell which was regular 64 and which was ds only. I just looked over some of the pages again, and they don't look too bad. The info is on the right pages, and any of the SM64DS specific stuff is in sidebars. It's definitely missing information from both games, and needs layout cleanup, but I wouldn't call it a mess. If you can point out what specifically is wrong, I'd be glad to help. -- Prod (Talk) 00:49, 15 May 2008 (CDT)

deleting a account

i had trouble login on with my one account so i made another account but i figured out how to login. so my real question is how to delete one of my accounts thanks ––LiL Bill 14:57, 16 May 2008 (CDT) nintendogamer60

Once created, an account can never be deleted. If you figured out the password to your main account, simply don't use the other one. If you are wondering why it can't be deleted, there are two main reasons: 1) any accounts with edits or log entries must be maintained in order to satisfy the GFDL (and since the new user log gives at least one to each account...), 2) as of now, it is physically impossible to safely delete an account from the database without screwing other stuff up. I hope that answers your question. --Skizzerz (talk · contribs) 16:31, 16 May 2008 (CDT)

Mario Kart DS 2 luigis circuit

the problem with mario kart ds is that there are 2 different Luigi's circuits and when i try to edit one of them the both change so there are to of the same strategy. thanks LiL Bill 19:51, 16 May 2008 (CDT) nintendogamer60

Both Luigi Circuit links were linking to the same page, so I went ahead and fixed it. All information on the page was moved to Mario Kart DS/Luigi Circuit (GBA) and a new link was placed in the ToC for Mario Kart DS/Luigi Circuit (GCN). Happy editing!--DukeRuckleyTalk | Contribs 20:32, 16 May 2008 (CDT)

Hi StrategyWiki staff. I left the following message on Echelon and Garrett's talk pages -- that was before I discovered the Staff Lounge (where this edit belongs). Sorry for any inconvenience.

About 1 year ago I registered the domain with the intent to create the exact site that you have: a wiki devoted to gaming strategy and walkthroughs (basically a wikified GameFAQs). At the time I didn't know about, but saw that there was a need for such a site. I'm happy to see that someone was able to follow through to create one.

Would the SW admins like to own the domain? I happened to have just renewed it through April of 2009, and I don't plan on renewing it again. If the SW crew is interested, I'll transfer it to you for free (assuming you cover any transfer/registration fees); otherwise I'll just let it expire next year.

Kanook 12:32, 21 May 2008 (CDT)

I'd be against this purchase. Why, you ask? Well, let's take a look at the pros and cons then, shall we?
Pros Cons
  • One less domain our competitors can use
  • Adds to our yearly cost, which - if I recall correctly - we're barely making ends meet with our ads as-is
  • There are millions of other domains competitors can still use
So, 2 cons, 1 pro that's negated by con #2... so there really is no obvious benefit in my opinion to purchasing this domain. --Skizzerz (talk · contribs) 16:21, 21 May 2008 (CDT)
Ok, I'll let it expire then. Kanook 01:05, 29 May 2008 (CDT)