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Call of Duty 2 Guide[edit]

Hi, thanks for doing the CoD2 guide, it's one of my favourite games too so I've kind of spruced it up a bit. I've added a few pages to the guide as well as do walkthrough guides for:

  • Pointe Du Hoc, D-Day
  • The Crossing Point, Crossing The River

It got given a 2 last night which is good, but I'd like to it to be a 1 so I wanted to nominate it for Guide of the Month, do you think thats a good idea? We could both nominate it and hopefully it'll win! Please post back. Poiuytre 11:10, 28 May 2007 (CDT)

Hey, thanks for all the work! The guide looks really amazing now. You can see a bit above I thanked the wrong person a while back. :) I would love it to be a Guide of the Month, but I'm not actually too familiar with the completion stage system. So a game can only be most promising at stage 1? If so, I think it's a great idea. I would, of course nominate it. Baejung92 11:21, 28 May 2007 (CDT)
Cheers, I'll nominate it now. Watch this StrategyWiki:Promising Guide of the Month space! Poiuytre 11:35, 28 May 2007 (CDT)
Hey, I nominated CoD2 for Promising Guide. I doesn't matter the completion stage when nominating,all that rwally matters is that the guide has at least some content and shows some promise. Lunar Knight (Talk to me + Contribs) 11:37, 28 May 2007 (CDT)
Thanks mate! Poiuytre 11:40, 28 May 2007 (CDT)

Completion stage can be changed by setting the |num parameter in the Header Nav (formerly All Game Nav) on the main page of the guide. Currently it is |num=2. When you think it is ready, change it to |num=3. Good work on the guide :) -- Prod (Talk) 21:46, 29 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks a lot! Baejung92 15:36, 7 July 2007 (CDT)

StarCraft II[edit]

Nope, just assumed it would be the same since it is the "new" Carrier. Wasn't sure what else to call it though. -- Prod (Talk) 22:48, 17 June 2007 (CDT)

Hello[edit]

Hello. I am wkkim9292, a member at StrategyWiki. When I first came to StrategyWiki, I didn't expect there is another Korean member here. By the way, you said you came to USA when you were 10, then can you type Korean with the Computer Keyboard? - Wkkim9292 22:22, 29 June 2007 (CDT)

I came to New Zealand when I was 9. By the way, what games do you play? ㅎㅎ - Wkkim9292 16:09, 1 July 2007 (CDT)

Prodding you back[edit]

I'll have it shaken not stirred, and prodded, not poked ;). -- Auto Prod Bot 19:53, 6 July 2007 (CDT)

Hmm Mr. Poking Bot, it seems you've even made some changes to my talk page. So anyway, tell me, how's life as a bot? Baejung92 15:35, 7 July 2007 (CDT)


StarCraft[edit]

Personally, I would prefer to keep them separate since they are "different" games. It just happens than you can use all the old stuff in BW again. I would actually say not to bother with the link at the top like that, but it's useful so keep it. The other solution is to transclude the SC page in the BW guide (like the tocs on all the front pages). However, without cleaning the pages up first, it'll just make a big mess. -- Prod (Talk) 18:21, 20 July 2007 (CDT)

What do you think of my changes to the SC page? I rearranged the content a bit, and added a {{StarCraft level}} template. -- Prod (Talk) 22:28, 12 September 2007 (CDT)
If you know of any pages that might be problematic, let me know. About alternate strategies, can you give me a page as an example? -- Prod (Talk) 23:48, 13 September 2007 (CDT)
You can just put those under a level 2 heading ==Alternate strategies== with ===Specific type== below it. Should be fine. -- Prod (Talk) 21:33, 14 September 2007 (CDT)
Fixed. -- Prod (Talk) 23:23, 15 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes B, they were talking about you. Karl was talking about having you remove the image size limitations (200px I think is what you've been setting them as) because if you remove them and leave it just with "thumb" in place, the images get set to what the user changes them to in their preferences (Karl has his set to over 300). This is an official policy that has yet to be added to the SW:Guide. Thanks. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:25, 27 September 2007 (CDT)

Ah OK, I'll start removing them. Baejung92 16:43, 28 September 2007 (CDT)

Screenshots[edit]

What does Xfire have to do with playing StarCraft? Can't you just close the program? --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:43, 19 September 2007 (CDT)

Sorry I didn't clarify this... it's not that I can't play the game, I just can't take any screenshots. Whenever I try to take a screenshot using the default key (it's F5 I think) the game saves it as a .pcx file and my computer can't display it for some reason. So I have to do it by using Xfire's in-game screenshot taking feature (which saves in .png format). Since the newest update, though, it's not letting me take any screenshots (in StarCraft only). I guess I could do only the text until it's fixed, but I'd rather work on other sections of the guide. Baejung92 17:46, 20 September 2007 (CDT)
That's what the Print Screen button is for. Press print screen, open MSPaint, paste, and there's your image. You can then save in whatever format you like *cough*PNG*cough*. -- Prod (Talk) 19:34, 20 September 2007 (CDT)
Ah... those little buttons off on the corner that I never use (well except for scroll lock, occasionally). Thanks, I'll try it later today. Baejung92 17:14, 21 September 2007 (CDT)
Ok so StarCraft won't let you do it, like some other games, because they have basically overridden the button's function with their own. Try downloading and using this program: http://www.batchconverter.com/image-converter.html (I've never used it, nor downloaded from that site. I recommend scanning the zip file with your anti-virus.). You should be able to conver the pcx files to png. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:18, 23 September 2007 (CDT)
Thanks. Although... if it has a trial period, wouldn't I be a bit pressed to convert as many screenshots as I can during that time? I guess it depends on how long the period is... I'll check it out and see. Baejung92 19:40, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

Call of Duty 2[edit]

Wow, the guide is three quarters of the way finished! When did that happen? Lunar Knight (Talk to me + Contribs) 15:16, 14 July 2007 (CDT)

Hey it's my summer holidays now so I should be able to help you finish the CoD2 guide. Shall we say I finish off the Hill 400 walkthrough and you do The Battle For Caen walkthrough. Then we can both improve the Basic Walkthrough and Weapons page together (there are detailed weapon descriptions in Big Red One - we could use them). Then sort out the pictures and the guide should be finished! Hopefully just before there becomes a new "Promising guide of the month"! See ya around. Poiuytre 17:27, 27 July 2007 (CDT)
Oh and also I've just finished off Deathly Hallows! - it's great isn't it! I never knew Snape to be like that and the future chapter in the end is great. It's a bit sad to know that that was the last book though because I've been a fan since the second book was released ('98 I think) Poiuytre 17:27, 27 July 2007 (CDT)

About Vandals[edit]

I saw the comment you left on Prod's page, and I know how you feel about it. The best thing as an ordinary user that can be done is just to leave a {{subst: Vandalism warning}} on their talk page (only if you're positive, though.), and alert one of the admins, especially if you see one active at the time of the vandalism. Also, you can revert the vandalism back to limit the amount of time they can ruin the usefulness of a page. Once you've done that, you'll just have to wait for one of the admins to take care of it. --IsaacGS 20:32, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

Vandalism -- what you can do[edit]

If you ever notice vandalism, the first thing you should do is revert it. You can accomplish this by going into the diff view (from the history) and clicking "undo" and then "Save Page." However, since that only reverts the very last edit, you'll need to manually go back to the last revision not by the vandal and save that revision if the vandal had more than one edit on that page. Next, depending on the seriousness of the vandalism, put either {{Vandalism warning}} or {{Vandalism only}} on the vandal's talk page. If it is a persistent vandal, notify a sysop so that the vandal may be blocked. --Skizzerz_Scissors.pngSafety Skizzerz Talk · Contribs · Spel Chek™ · VFG · RTFM 20:32, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

Vandals[edit]

All you can do Baej is just send us a note telling us who they are, we'll look into them. I went ahead and undid all of Mr Vandals edits and banned him immediately. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:29, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

Thanks Isaac, Skizzerz and NMH! Baejung92 23:12, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
Another thing you shouldn't do is communicate with them. Vandals are only looking for attention. That silly note you left for Mr vandal (which I doubt he's going to bother reading) just fuels the fire. You only left that message because you disapprove of what he did. He knows that bothers you, and you just made his effort worthwhile. The worst thing you can do to a vandal, from the vandal's point of view, is ignore them, and make believe their effort never happened. Procyon (Talk) 09:01, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Emo spawned from vandals. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 11:13, 2 August 2007 (CDT)

Happy Birthday Anonymous[edit]

Congrats, how old are you now? Hopefully you'll get some new games that you can help us write guides with! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 13:59, 2 August 2007 (CDT)

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Rocky 25px-Rally-X_Rock.png (Talk - Contributions) 14:27, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Thanks guys, I'm 15 now (forgot to put that on the news space). I got new speakers, I don't think I'll be getting a new game though... prolly for Christmas.
Happy Birthday! Would those speakers be surround sound? Lunar Knight (Talk to me + Contribs) 19:42, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
2.1 speakers, I don't know if you'd want to call them "surround"... but all my music and games sound amazing now Baejung92 20:21, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
On the topic of speakers, my brother just moved and so he gave me like $2000 worth of electronics equipment (TV, DVD player, Computer, Speakers), however some of the speakers have to be wired (like normal speakers ya know, or maybe just old ones I'm not sure). Does anyone know a good online resource to learn how to hook these up? I have two, and there are only two plugin spots on the back for wires (- and +). Thanks, and congrats again B; have fun with your new gear. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:46, 2 August 2007 (CDT)
Sorry for being late but Haaappy Birrrthday! (Oh and by the way 15 isn't much different from 14 apart from you can now by 15+ films! lol!) Anyway you're lucky to have it in the summer holidays. Poiuytre 14:40, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Archival[edit]

You asked, and here it is.

{{archive| * [[/1|September 2006 - January 2007]] * [[/2|February 2007 - April 2007]] }}

The above is an exact copy of my current archive. First you set up the template and name the archive links whatever you like (In my case the time span of the messages being archived). Next, this I my process, copy whatever you want archived (Minus the archive template of course) and paste it on the appropriate archive page. Next just delete everything you have just moved to the archive page and you are ready to go. Lunar Knight (Talk to me + Contribs) 11:41, 3 August 2007 (CDT)

Thank you! Baejung92 18:28, 3 August 2007 (CDT)

SCII[edit]

I'm not updating information anymore unless it comes directly from either interviews with developers or the starcraft2 site. Be patient. They are going to be changing A LOT. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 19:37, 7 August 2007 (CDT)

Thanks[edit]

For the heads up B. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:50, 13 August 2007 (CDT)

New user looking for guidance[edit]

Baejung, I hope I am adding "talk" in the correct way here. Thank you for your corrections to the Command & Conquer Generals Walkthrough. I am getting the concept of what is an appropriate approach.

Could you give me some guidance as to how to break my pages down and then have the table of contents point to these pages? I have Allied, China and GLA all under Walkthrough, but it seems I can break it down into those three subgroups, which is already under the index. I don't know how to make this transition. Thanks. Karl

Command & Conquer[edit]

Thx for the pointers. I already used up my brain cells for the day trying to figure out how to upload pics. Like I say, I am new at all of this, but I am making progress. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Karlcsr (talkcontribs) .

Welcoming users[edit]

It's been decided that there's no point welcoming users until they've made their first contribution, as we get several tens of registrations per day, and perhaps one or two of those new users actually contributes, so it's not really worth welcoming them all. --DrBob 12px-Needcat_icon.png12px-0005.svg.png 16:36, 1 September 2007 (CDT)

Also, check DrBob's talk page archive here for another message.--Rocky 25px-Rally-X_Rock.png (Talk - Contributions) 00:50, 6 September 2007 (CDT)
Cool, I'll make sure to put it on when he starts contributing again. Baejung92 20:29, 6 September 2007 (CDT)

the welcome back message[edit]

Just wondering what the point was in linking to my BlueCloud.css, it doesn't really even have anything sig-related in there o_O. Perhaps you were looking for my css "tutorial" at User:Ryan Schmidt/CSS or my reskin at User:Ryan Schmidt/Reskin/AutumnLeaf.css, or did you just put the wrong link target in there? --Skizzerz_Scissors.pngSafety Skizzerz Talk · Contribs · Spel Chek™ · VFG · RTFM 20:19, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

I had no idea that was even in there lol! You should ask Rocky, since I basically copied his message over. Baejung92 22:07, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

Happy 1st Edit Day[edit]

StrategyWiki Cake.png Happy First Edit Day Baejung.

Sorry it's a bit late.--The preceding signed comment was added by Rocky (talkcontribs). 02:12, 11 October 2007 (CDT)

Yeah congrats, you logged off before I could say anything on IRC. Mines' comin up in 6 weeks. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 12:51, 11 October 2007 (CDT)

disagreement[edit]

Prod does a fine job of cleaning up the indices and all, but we cannot see eye to eye on the C&C Generals Page. I don't think there is any point in Prod and I discussing it any further. We absolutely have opposing views and are both adamant and unbending in our perspectives.

The difference is, I have spent the past few months nonstop on my work product, and he has not. I think he should have first say on the other 1250 games here and I should have first say on Generals.

I am adamant about the fact that people go to walkthrough, they see a stub and they leave. I feel extremely strongly that I am spinning my wheels and people finding this site on the internet will leave without seeing my work product.

(His great "compromise" was putting in "microprint" china usa gla....you can barely see it)...

Until the walkthrough page is fleshed out (and God forbid I am afraid to touch it because Prod has erased everything I hvae done on that page) I want something to be there instead of "Stub." Prod is unrelenting in making sure the walkthrough page is a stub. It is unfathomable to me and has absolutely raised my blood pressure on a number of occasions.

Why, why, why must he hide my work product?

I want him to leave my pages alone. I want something to be on the walkthrough page, a listing of the different missions....a listing of the different walkthroughs...thus the name 'walkthrough.' He is afraid it will look like an "index" or "table of contents." Heaven forbid, the end of the world.

If I can't get this resolved, I am not going to spin my wheels for nothing and work so hard and people can't find my work product. I will go elsewhere.

I feel unappreciated, used, micromanaged, mismanaged, abused. Karlcsr 01:05, 27 November 2007 (CST)

Prod and I are going in the right direction. Actually I was thinking of your suggestion if that would make Prod happy...maybe a pic referring to the Challenge missions and then "click below for a full listing of the walkthroughs"...something to that effect...my only concern is people getting lost.

I let Prod have the last rant...Karlcsr 18:25, 28 November 2007 (CST)

Call of Duty 2/Hill 400[edit]

You've done a great job with the CoD2 guide so far. However, I think you've put too many images on the Hill 400 page. The page weighs in at almost 700k which takes a while to download. Try to stick to only using images of things that are either hard to explain, or significant to the gameplay. I would suggest between 10-15 images for that page (maybe 20 if you really need them). -- Prod (Talk) 00:16, 17 December 2007 (CST)

Thanks, I'll get to that... tomorrow (outta time today). Are there any other pages that need image trimming? Baejung92 23:50, 17 December 2007 (CST)

SC2[edit]

I wouldn't bother arguing or discussing changes made to the SC2 guide with MrSue - it would be a waste of your time. Just wait until things get officially announced at SC2's site, and then we'll go at it with the shovels and paint brushes =) --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 02:50, 13 March 2008 (CDT)

Images[edit]

Try to avoid using br's to arrange your images since everyone's monitor will see it differently. Use {{-}} to properly space things out instead. Another option is to try using the gallery tags instead of thumnails. -- Prod (Talk) 22:15, 12 April 2008 (CDT)

Try not to overload the page with images. Just a few images to explain the more complicated aspects. -- Prod (Talk) 20:15, 24 May 2008 (CDT)

StarCraft Spacing[edit]

If possible, please use == Headers == to help space out the starcraft pages (based on changes in a mission or strategies, etc.). It will help fix the resolution issues we face (it looks perfect on 800x600 or so, but when it gets higher the page gets messed up; something that I can fix a different way). Anyways, the headers fix spacing AND provide readability/navigation through a mission. Thanks for the awesome contributions, --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:45, 29 June 2008 (CDT)

I think it's 3-4 headers. You can also force a ToC to appear by placing __TOC__ (note there are two underscores on either side) where you want it. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:17, 29 June 2008 (CDT)

StarCraft thanks[edit]

Example mario image
A little thank you…
For for all the work you've done on the StarCraft guide.
Hugs, Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 13:57, 19 July 2008 (CDT)

Thank you for the thank you. I'm enjoying working on the guide as well :) Baejung92 15:56, 19 July 2008 (CDT)

Cheers.[edit]

Won't be very active (semi-retired on wikipedia, actually—damn, RFPP is addictive :P), but I may stop by from time to time. Nice to meet you. ;) AndonicO 01:20, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Multiple images/thumbs[edit]

Remember that you can use the gallery tags for lining up multiple thumbnails. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 00:37, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Not sure if you are aware of this or not, but I have given you rollback rights. For information on how to use this tool, check out this guide. Feel free to post a reply here if you have further questions regarding this (the "bot" rollback feature is still sysop-only, just as a heads-up). --Skizzerz 03:28, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Yep, saw it in recent changes yesterday. Thanks and I'll try to use it responsibly if at all. Baejung92 (talk) 00:11, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

SWBF2[edit]

{{SWBF2 MPLevel}} is a bit more complex to use with named parameters and optional components. Have fun :). -- Prod (Talk) 04:43, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. -- Prod (Talk) 19:41, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Updated image syntax[edit]

You should use File: rather than Image: now. It uses one less character and its faster to type! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 03:00, 28 May 2010 (UTC)