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Ninja Gaiden walkthrough pages[edit]

Hey NMH. In the relatively close future, I will be working on the guide for Ninja Gaiden (unfortunately, I have to get through the NES version of Godzilla first...) One thing weird that I noticed was that the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden (which is distinct from the NES version) just has two walkthrough pages for Act V and Act VI, which you put there in February of last year. However, these walkthrough pages are for the NES version. You put them there so I just wanted to double check with you about them. Oddly enough, the NES guide is missing two pages, but their for act 4 and 5, not 5 and 6, which means there will be a collision on 6, and 4 will still be empty, which is fine with me, I just wanted to get some clarification on things before I proceed. Thanks man. Procyon 23:17, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Completely different games. Like, even more distinct than Double Dragon and Double Dragon (NES). Other than the fact that the main character is a ninja, they have very little in common. Ninja Gaiden arcade has more resemblance to Final Fight. Hardcodegaming101 has an incredible write up on the series. Procyon 02:00, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Patrolling edits[edit]

Wow, that is a daunting amount of unpatrolled edits. Is it necessary to patrol them all, or can we give more trusted editors a pass? When there are multiple unpatrolled edits for a single page, do we need to patrol every one of them or just the most recent edit, skimming the page to ensure nothing is wrong?

Lastly, does quality control concern factual information or just grammar and writing style? I patrolled early when I became a sysop, but noticed that there are a lot of edits I can't really verify the truth of due to having never played the game in question. For instance, if an anon makes a correction on an obscure game, I worry can't tell if it's an actual change or subtle vandalism. T.testLP(talk) 05:44, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Ditto on the daunting, I didn't know it was so bad. I'll try to do what I can. Do talk pages have to be patrolled though? Congrats btw. :) --WarioTalk 21:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)


Hey man, just wanted to congratulate you. I know going from admin to crat doesn't really offer much in the way of function, it's really just a title, but you've been with SW for so long, and I was really impressed with your requests to the other admins. You step up in a lot of ways, and you reach out to us outside of the site itself. Seeing as your last promotion was in 2007 (omg...) this seemed like an overdue reward for all of your hard work. Thanks so much man. P.S. We need to recruit more admins :P Procyon 14:37, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Wow, thank you, Proc! That was a great surprise and reward for logging in today. I know there are some hidden functions around here but I probably won't use them much. It will take me a while to get used to not having someone above me in the wiki! :D Yeah I think a bunch of the guys would like to do more, but in some cases they aren't willing to step up without some encouragement, so the more we can talk to them the more valuable they will be to the project. It's hard to change people from one activity to another so I don't want to try that (e.g. with Namcorules, Onderduiker, or Tedium; they do what they do and they do it well). If they think they could use deletion powers for their projects, then we can consider it, but for the most part we should just work with our active admins at the moment until we see any new ones come up. I was hoping Rod would turn into an admin eventually but... well we know how that went. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:15, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

3d classics[edit]

Hi NMH. I think based on the whole VC vs. non-VC discussion we've been having recently, it isn't necessarily correct to classify 3D classics as VC titles. Basically, they strip out the background and reproduce it, typically at a higher resolution, and code it to appear in 3D using the 3DS stereoscopic screen. Unlike the VC titles which are virtually unchanged from their original release, these are pretty substantial code changes, even though the gameplay is essentially exactly the same. You can see the effect here. It's pretty impressive actually. Procyon 18:18, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Yeah I'm with you on that. I watched a couple of videos to see how the games are loaded and how it looks. I've also identified two sources that talks about feature changes (which I need to add to the page). I made the assertion, in response to Tedium's edit, in an effort to get us to start thinking about this issue (I was not 100% sure about it). It's its own software (when you're on the 3DS menu to select a game, Virtual Console games have a little subtitle on their icon; the same for 3D Classics, but a different subtitle). Technically it would have its own category, like Nintendo 3DS 3D Classics, as a software 'type'. I know that's not really a thing, but as far as we're concerned, it's on the 3DS, it's not in the 3DS VC list of games, and we have a 3D Classics category, so, with it in the 3DS system category that's fine. The distinction I am having a problem with, then, is why the Virtual Console gets its own system category, but say, 3D Classics does not? Sure the VC is an emulator, but do we really care about the sub-rendering engines of each console? What if a console has two different emulators, or 100 for thought's sake, are we going to have multiple system categories for this console? I would rather have all games in the console's category (since it can be legitimately played on that console) and have the release groups in a non-system category (the way 3D Classics is). I hate to suggest more changes - the whole VC thing makes me tired. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:51, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
This discussion is continuing here. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 23:20, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Neutral POV Response[edit]

Hello Notmyhandle. No problem, glad to help. I didn't know about that article, so I had to read through it. I was just going by what it says in the guide here about using a neutral point of view. I don't remember the specifics of all my edits, but hopefully they all adhere to the standards. I'll definitely try to make helpful edits in the future. Ramza66 (talk) 08:00, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Youkai watch to Yo-Kai Watch[edit]

Hello Notmyhandle, I was wondering if you can teach me something, how to move pages to there rightfully name like Youkai Watch is actually called Yo-Kai Watch I just need help to move the page without removing the walkthrough section. If you can't help out I can ask someone else. -- RodKimble (talk) 17:43, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

The real game name is Youkai Watch. I have translated Youkai properly before (see my user page under romanizations). Here it is again: 妖怪 -> ようかい -> Youkai (yo, u, ka, i) --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 08:15, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Administration nomination[edit]

Hi Notmyhandle. How do you do? I was recently nominated for administrator. Can I ask you to give your opinion? It is here. --Abacos (talk) 10:06, 9 February 2016 (UTC)


Hey NMH, I apologize, but I deleted some of the weirder permutations of MS-DOS. Part of it was I couldn't understand when someone might capitalize the O or the S, but not anything else. But the other part of it has to do with what people see when they start typing in the search bar and what they see as an auto-complete suggestion. I typed "MS" and got flooded with variations on the same thing, and I wanted that to be a nicer experience. Let me know your thoughts on how to handle this better. Thanks! Procyon 18:16, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

I wasn't aware that redirects populate the auto-suggestion table. Perhaps we can prevent redirects from appearing there? Anyways, no worries. Just doing my redirect creation duty where I can see possible. I believe the previous consensus was to create all permutations of misspellings, though common sense dictates we only create redirects for pages that editors actually mistype. Categories like MS-DOS are less important compared to permutations of game names and their many abbreviations and acronyms. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:42, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
I hadn't thought about the search suggestions issue, and that's probably the best option. I should put in a feature request so that if multiple results all redirect to the same page, only one is shown. I wouldn't want alternate name redirects not to show up. Hiding redirects is a past feature request. -- Prod (talk) 18:46, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Great feature request, Prod! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 21:56, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar for featured[edit]

Long, long ago... Procyon asked me if I wanted to propose for "featured guide" one of my Ultima guides. I recently completed the guide for Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar. If there is an Ultima that deserves to be put under the limelight, this is the one. The player can learn actual philosophy from it! All the game invites the player to improve him/herself in real life. It is an absolutely unique game in history of role-playing video games. --Abacos (talk) 14:01, 11 June 2019 (UTC)