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Hello Oddtom! Welcome to StrategyWiki. Thank you for your contributions. If you have any questions, just contact a sysop through their talk page or post on the staff lounge, and they'd be happy to help. If you need help editing, check the StrategyWiki Guide or visit the IRC channel to chat, we're usually around. On the other hand, if you have ideas for StrategyWiki, bring them up on the forums. To keep up-to-date with the goings on of the wiki, consider adding the noticeboard to your watchlist.

Please remember to sign your name when leaving comments on talk pages by clicking Wikisigbutton.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Feel free to delete this message from your talk page if you like, or keep it for reference. Happy editing! — Prod (Talk) 23:17, 26 May 2011 (UTC)


Nice work on the Harvest Moon 64 guide! Just make sure to use [[Category:Harvest Moon 64 images]] instead of [[Category:HM64 images]], since that's the full game name. Keep up the good work. ^_^ --E-123Wario54The Temple of TalkFFI black mage (8-bit).gif 03:41, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

I noticed you removed Harvest Moon 64/Girls and marriage from the ToC. Did you not use any content from that page when creating yours? The page really should have been renamed instead of orphaned so that any sourcing/history is kept intact. -- Prod (Talk) 04:08, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Shall I merge the history of the Girls and Marriage page to the Characters page? If you need to rename a page, there's a "Move" link at the top of most pages. If you have any questions, I try to be on the chat (link at the top), though I'm often idle, or just ask on my talk page, and I'd be glad to help. -- Prod (Talk) 19:54, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
I just linked the getting started page in the ToC. Unless that page is deleted, things should be fine as is. Merging histories is only relevant if a page is being deleted. -- Prod (Talk) 00:03, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Adding pictures[edit]

When adding images, can you put them on new lines? Adding them inside a paragraph makes it harder to find them, and the parser will split sections around it into separate paragraphs when laying out anyway. Here's a diff of some suggested changes. -- Prod (Talk) 18:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

No problem. These images really help bring the guides to life, nice work with that! Also, if you put {{-}} before a section header, it'll make sure that images don't push down into that section. -- Prod (Talk) 20:34, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
One other thing is that we try to avoid setting sizes on thumbnails, since it overrides what some people set in their preferences. If you need the specific sizing, then it's fine, otherwise try to avoid it. Also, not sure if you've seen it, but we have a gallery tag for showing a bunch of images together. -- Prod (Talk) 21:37, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Naming Pages[edit]

It's the difference between "Naming Pages" and "Naming pages". Essentially, only capitalize the nouns and first word. We also try to keep the page names as simple as possible. For example, the word "chart" isn't necessary. The page is about character locations, and the reader has to trust the author to pick the best layout. Similarly, the word "list" is generally redundant. Also, there's very few restrictions on page names, so it's generally easier to have the page name be the same as the link in the ToC. It may be a bit longer, but it's clearer for everyone. The main exceptions to these rules are the Getting Started heading, and when the page name mirrors something from in game. For example, if a game has an extras section and they name the sections "Character List, Trophy List, etc.", then using the same in the guide is fine. I hope that clears it up :). -- Prod (Talk) 19:06, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

AoE & PoV[edit]

The AoE guide is having a good start. If you want the guide to look shinier though you should review the pages you wrote and try to eliminate any first person pronouns (i.e "I think now's your chance to upgrade" to "Now's your chance to upgrade"). Images are always a plus too, but not too many people have a go at those. Just a few suggestions. --Arrow Windwhistler (talk) 01:03, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

The Island of Dr. Brain[edit]

First of all, welcome back. Secondly, I've been really impressed with the quality and quantity of info you've pumped into this guide so far. Keep it up! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 05:25, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Neutral Point of View (NPOV)[edit]

Please see (this is what Arrow was talking about two sections above this one). Do not refer to yourself on guide pages, since no one will be able to identify the author of the words. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 02:57, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

By the way, great work on Harvest Moon 64 so far! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 02:59, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Game titles/disambiguations[edit]

Hi Oddtom,

For games that share the same title with another game, e.g. Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego?, the first game that uses the name does not need the year after it. Additional titles require some way to disambiguate it, and as you've done, the year is appropriate in some cases (such as this one). The second title can stay, but the original one you started should omit the year, which I will do for you. As always, thank you for your contributions! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:12, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Achievement walkthroughs[edit]

The best thing to do is to link the description (or the name, there's no standard for this yet) to a section in the walkthrough where it is detailed. For example on Portal/Achievements, we see both linked names (Camera Shy and Transmission Received) as well as links in the description field for Terminal Velocity and Long Jump. For these, we actually have details on the walkthrough pages, and the specific page for these achievements serve as an index for the locations of the achievement requirements. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 17:03, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

I know I saw you a few days ago, but I'm glad you're continuing to work on the project you left off on, with Where in the U.S.A. is Carmen Sandiego? We have had very few problems with your edits, so I really appreciate your efforts. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs)

Just wanted to add that I like what you've done with the guide. Reading it over makes me feel so nostalgic. :) --WarioTalk 00:24, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, hey, thanks. I don't know why I didn't see this sooner, or I would have responded earlier. It's kind of fun going back through these old games. Oddtom (talk) 18:44, 7 October 2014 (UTC)