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Gilgameshkun

aka Dermot

  • My occupation is ūüŹ≥ÔłŹ‚ÄćūüĆągaymer, programmer, digital musician, TV show complainer
  • I am a guy
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  • So, I noticed your response to Hulk10's views on human/mutant relationships (I'm still following that thread in case Brittany Brasch responds about "TMNT 2012 is coming back"). It doesn't seem like he took it well. And heck, even told Sugillita about it like you did something wrong.

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  • That forum thread you reminded that user to be nice on seems to have a lot of people who for some reason are convinced that the new Rise of the TMNT is cancelled..... Its hard to keep being polite to them.

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    • Welcome to the world of fans. Sometimes there's nothing you can do.

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    • Yeah..... Its especially exasperating when others don't accept your reasoning even if you back it up with evidence.

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    • Sometimes people aren't interested in evidence from you or anyone else. Sometimes they just want to vent and have their own opinions affirmed. She's perfectly allowed to believe what she wants to believe, but she shouldn't be disrespectful to others.

      And when evidence does count, it does help when people can back up their claims with reliable sources. I responded in that thread on the subject of Rise of the TMNT, and provided a news article from last month.

      As for the 2012 TV series, there may always be true believers. For example, I never wanted to believe Samurai Jack was cancelled, and only 13 years later it got a fifth season and I was proven right. :) (In all seriousness, it was silently cancelled after its fourth season and we were waiting indefinitely for a show that easily might have never been renewed again.)

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    • Yeah your right.

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  • This is just me being curious, because I can't tell the difference in the page before and after. Other than the Teen tophat and Wikifying Japanese that I forgot, the two iterations of the page are identical. I've seen a few edits like this (not just yours), and it just seems... weird. Like it's not even really for maintenance from what I can tell.
    Why
    If it weren't for the additional edits mentioned above, it would feel like an edit made just to get badge points.

    Please do enlighten me because I've been wondering this for a while and finally have enough caffeine in me tonight to actually follow through on asking.

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    • I edit entirely in raw source mode. These edits help neaten and "normalize" the layout of the source markup so that it's more readable in raw mode.

      I replace the underscores in link names (including template names) with spaces, for consistency. MediaWiki treats them as the same anyway.

      I change "Image:" embeds to "File:", also for consistency. "Image:" is a legacy prefix used earlier in Wikipedia's history, but "File:" for all embedded file formats is conventional now.

      With long template embeds with a large number of arguments, it tends to be neatest to embed them in a way that resembles this, where every argument has its own separate line:

      {{whatevertemplate
      |a=whatever
      |b=whatever else
      |c=yadda yadda
      }}
      

      That much I suspect you already know. And if there is more than one argument per line of source, I break them up into multiple lines, so that this:

      {{whatevertemplate||a=whatever
      |b=whatever else}}Paragraph starts here.
      

      ...becomes this:

      {{whatevertemplate
      |a=whatever
      |b=whatever else
      }}
      Paragraph starts here.
      

      But sometimes, as a case-by-case judgment call, when a single template argument is made up of a list of named text separated by <br/> line breaks, it is actually less visually disruptive to the markup source to put them all one one line, where the <br/> tag separates the items of source text in a fashion more similar to that of a comma on one line, so that this:

      |arg=Item 1<br/>
      Item 2<br/>
      Item 3|nextarg=...<br/>
      

      ...becomes this:

      |arg=Item 1<br/>Item 2<br/>Item 3
      |nextarg=...<br/>
      

      I'm already a computer programmer knowledgeable in several programming languages, and how source code text is structured is an important consideration to ensure that the code remains readable in the future, whether to other programmers, or to myself when I revisit the code after a long time. The same is true of wiki markup. Even if an edit does not necessarily change the article's rendered appearance, these kinds of edits help keep the format tidy for other raw mode editors like (and including) myself.

      The visual editor may be easy for casual or novice editors to use, but it can also alter the raw wiki markup in ways that are actually quite sloppy to try to read in raw mode. For some articles, these untidy artifacts accumulate to the point where the raw source can become a nightmare both to read and to maintain, and you may sometimes find me cleaning up an article with the edit message, "the visual editor is evil". If I'm doing truly elaborate edits, I'll use preview and other steps to test my code, but I never use the visual editor itself.

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    • So TL;DR it's because you want to

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    • Well, yeah, I want to, but it's also a good thing to have well-formatted wiki markup source.

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  • I get that the second word being capitalized was an issue. I also moved the things I put in there. I'm just curious why the category I made wasn't just renamed? Is there a reason for not doing a renaming that I'm not clear on?

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    • I'm not 100% sure. I think it may be that categories cannot be renamed the same way articles can, but it's possible I'm wrong. Not that it matters much‚ÄĒthere's very little information in the category page itself (description, parent category placements) to copy over.

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    • 100% agreed. Thanks for the help on that!

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  • We discussed the TMNTEntity Mirage Commics Continuity Timeline before. I know we can't make pages about that but if I wanted to compile something like it/strongly based on it in my blog do you know if that would be a violation? I figured I'd ask you but I can reach out to The S instead if you feel I aught to. (I know you aren't an admin but you are knowledgeable)

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    • Yeah, I found problems placing The Howl in October 86 when there was no Friday the 13th that year... happened in 89. I'm making my own judgement calls with the list as a guide.¬†:)

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    • Still, that Friday 13 could have itself been a fictional date. Sometimes story devices like that are used to make the story unmistakably fictional, such as The Simpsons taking place in a state that borders four states that are nowhere near each other.

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  • Alright, I saw the episode this morning, and Warren x Hypno was way better than I expected to be. I can't wait to see what GIFs you're going to make for this episode.

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    • Go on ahead. No one's stopping you.¬†;)

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    • No one's stopping me, but me. Been scatterbrained as hell lately.

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  • Is posting questions on specific pages as comments the best way to seek advice or not? Yesterday I tried this on Weapons_used_by_the_Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles and didn't get an answer (but you did answer on Donatello_(Mirage) for me, thanks!)

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    • thanks!

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    • Sure.

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  • Hello. Do u know how I could change Mrs.Cuddles main pic to this?
    Screenshot 2019-04-07-04-33-30 kindlephoto-60830714
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  • Should the Archie comics really be under teen? Admitedly they're kind of hard to judge as they often touched upon real political topics in the later issue and did have stuff like Null trying to take the female mutanimals into a harem, but it also had a young audience for much of its run..

    A thing to note is like the 87 series, most of the enemies were Robots even in the later issues, though alien creatures such as Malignoids did bleed.

    I guess the main reason I'm asking this is the 2003 series doesn't get the T rating and that had stuff like Insane in the Membrane. This is the most violent panel in the Archie series, so perhaps it can help you decide?

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    • Ok, what are some of your favorite TMNT games? I love Turtles in Time and Smash Up?

      Ok, should I replace Kusarigama on the Sai page with Nunchucks, as the latter is definitely lethal?

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    • I don't like most TMNT games. Not anymore, if I ever did. I just like some of the music sometimes.

      And I don't really wish to discuss micromanagement of your edits. If the page is right, it's right. If the page is wrong, it will attract corrective edits.

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  • I thought that he would provide me some answer.

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