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Image fix

I kinda screwed up. I tried adding an image in Splatfest Tee and instead of the image, the image URL was there instead. Could anyone either fix that or re-do it? I'd also like to know how I can place an image on a page, if anyone could show me how.

Thanks, --Sigma (talk) 15:22, 3 August 2015 (UTC)Sigma

You should post this on the talk page for the page you edited, but it's fine. The wiki doesn't allow using images from external websites, for several reasons. You'll have to get the image from the website, uploaded to the wiki, carefully pick the license, and only then can you use it. – EspyoT 15:58, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

How do I pick the liscense?

--Sigma (talk) 16:49, 3 August 2015 (UTC)Sigma

Uploading Images

I tried to upload a new file of the Team Rock logo image on the Splatfest page and it uploaded it four times. What do I do? And can somebody delete the unwanted ones?

--Sigma (talk) 16:37, 17 August 2015 (UTC)Sigma

Heh, you're okay. Look at the New Files. See, it's just got one Team Rock logo. Looks like you just edited the same file four times. Happens to the best of us. 😛--Bzeep! talk 01:28, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
I was trying to upload one without the crescent, yet it says thats the current one even though I reverted it. Any way you could help me with that?
Also, I was wondering, how do you make your own signature? --Sigma (talk) 02:28, 18 August 2015 (UTC)Sigma
Erm.. well, if you.. see the correct image, you know you're not wrong. If it doesn't look wrong, then it isn't. I'm looking at it and it looks fine. Nobody can even see the previous versions of the file unless they actually... go looking for them.
And to make a unique signature, go to Special:Preferences. See the thing that says "New signature"? In there you can put whatever you want your signature to look like. Like, to make mine orange and have an exclamation mark, I've got:
[[User:Bzeep|<font color="#f2992e">Bzeep!</font>]]
So yeah. Play around with it if you want. Once you have something you like, you can put it in Template:Patrollerlist.
--Bzeep! talk 02:48, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
To create a custom signature like Bzeep's, also be sure to check the "Treat signature as wiki text" box. Otherwise it will not work. Learned that the hard way. - IanMS00 talk 03:27, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Oh, thanks guys!

How does it look? --Sigma talk 16:32, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

I think it looks pretty good. You can also add a link to your talk page (or your contributions, too) if you wanted to. - IanMS00 talk 16:37, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Great. Now you can put it into Template:Patrollerlist. - IanMS00 talk 20:25, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion

Okay, can somebody tell me why my weapon images are being deleted when I uploaded them first? Mine weren't duplicates, the others were.

--Sigma talk 19:36, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

We use a strict file-naming system, and yours were most likely incorrectly named. Inkling luke.png (Inkling talk.png) 20:08, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Okay, got it. --Sigma talk 20:52, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Archives

Are we going to archive this page, as the amount of messages has reached 25, and the size is too large. Thanks!--Adster1005 (talk) 10:32, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Done, thanks! ~SuperHamster Talk 21:16, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

A Quick Question

I was wondering if there is anything more that I could help wilth or add?--Snowwarrior92 (talk) 04:01, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Need help Rewording Some Octovalley Missions.

Sorry for bugging, but can someone help me edit Mr squid‎'s work on some of the Octo Valley Missions? It seems that they are kind out of place and not really descriptive or helpful. Sorry if it seems that I am being very critical. --Snowwarrior92 07:48, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

I saw that! Mr Squid (talk) 17:56, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Administration

(yes I'm 'trying' to run for admin) I just want to know if I have to create a page or do I have to go to a specific page to run for Admins? Ikakizzu 14:42pm, 24 January 2016 (GMT)

The page you want is Inkipedia:Requests for Rights. I suggest you work towards becoming a patroller first though. Kjhf Talk Contribs 15:07, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

CheckUser

In light of the recent spam, I feel this could be a valuable resource in case some of the spammers stem from the same IP address. Could we install this extension and allow admins and bureaucrats to use it? Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 22:18, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Prod's already working on it. 😛 --Bzeep! talk 22:19, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Blogs

Can I just raise awareness that there are blogs, you can create your own blog or comment on others' blogs -- Adster1005 Talk Page 16:56, 27 January 2016 UTC

Ah yeah they don't get used a ton. I can't speak for anybody else, but.. I just don't have anything to blog about, really. I think their original implementation had something to do with the fact that Wikia uses em a lot, but they don't see much use here. And I don't mean that like its a bad thing! It's a nice feature to have for community announcements and whatever else, but I guess most people just don't have much to say. :y --Bzeep! talk 20:57, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

pages

I would want to know how to get the page "Special Pages" and "User Creation Log" on my User page. Ikakizzu 17:56pm 1 February 2016 (GMT)

Special:SpecialPages for the list of special pages; I don't know how to link to the User Creation Log. Use squiggly brackets to transclude. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 20:52, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Special:Log/newusers Kjhf Talk Contribs 10:35, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

YouTube Video Links

I was thinking if we could put YouTube video links for help like thatsrb2dude or Nintendome on weapons or stages pages or is it against the copyrighting law. Ikakizzu 16:55pm, 2 February 2016 (GMT)

Simply linking is not a breach of law (and I doubt embedded is either). It's whether we want to do it -- who's to say what makes a "good quality" video? If we start linking to DUDE or Hank then someone's gonna say "Hey, what about my 5 second video?", and at that point we'll need a policy. Kjhf Talk Contribs 10:34, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Help With Making Walkthroughs

Does anyone know how to wright walkthrough? I need some help figuring out how to write walkthroughs for Octovalley. Snowwarrior92

I think the first mission has a decent walkthrough you can borrow ideas from. Kjhf Talk Contribs 10:31, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Could I get an opinion?

I need an opinion on some of the work that I did for the Octovalley mission-Octosniper Ramparts. --Snowwarrior92 (talk) 22:20, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

What is with all the phone number spams?

it is bugging me, is it revenge? or spam Ikakizzu

Just spam most likely; most wikis get hit with similar spam. ~SuperHamster Talk 18:48, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Category:DLC to Category:Downloadable content

I don't think it should be abbreviated. A bot could easily change it. Luke (talk) 13:39, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

It's easier to type for editors adding pages to the category. We could have DLC as a redirect category. But yes, very easy for the bot to change it if that's what we wanna do. I don't mind either way. Kjhf Talk Contribs 14:05, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Are we really expecting much more DLC anyway? It will just be gear if anything I'd say. Luke (talk) 18:41, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
I'm cool with moving the category, too - having the full name seems better than an abbreviation. ~SuperHamster Talk 20:11, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Support move with DLC becoming a redirect, mainly per Kjhf. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 21:13, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Userboxes

I've suddenly noticed userboxes popping up everywhere! 3 Questions:

  • 1) Can we make our own?
  • 2) Is there a page for userboxes?
  • 3) Will there be anymore userboxes, because I've only seen 2 - time on inkipedia and male. --Adster1005 (talk) 18:38, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
  1. Sure!
  2. You can find out by checking the templates derived from Template:Userbox. We could make a category in future or have a list on the Userbox template or subpages...
  3. There's more like Template:RankS, and of course editors can make more.
Kjhf Talk Contribs 19:12, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

How do we make them though, or is it on the template page? Adster1005 (talk) 19:51, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Make a new template page with it, e.g. Template:NewUserbox (except a better name). I suggest copying the code from another userbox page like RankS, then changing it to match what you want to do.
Kjhf Talk Contribs 21:01, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Help

I need some help with my table. I've put it under my Splatfest Results section, but it comes up under awards, I have literally just noticed it. Adster1005 (talk) 19:49, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Looks like you forgot to put the end of the table back when you made a new row. :b Mind if I fix it or do you want to? --Bzeep! talk 20:17, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Go ahead, I don't mind! {{SUBST:nosubst|User:YourUserName/Sig}} (talk) 20:21, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
On a side note can I have some help with my signature please {{SUBST:nosubst|User:YourUserName/Sig}} (talk) 20:23, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
For a simple signature, go to Special:Preferences, type this is the signature box "[[User:Adster1005|]] ([[User talk:Adster1005|talk]])", and make sure to tick treat signature as wikitext. Luke (talk) 20:34, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
I want a different signature, like AmbientDinosaurs. {{SUBST:nosubst|User:YourUserName/Sig}} (talk) 20:36, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
Instructions on Inkipedia:Policy/Signatures#Creating_a_signature. You forgot to change YourUserName to Adster1005. Kjhf Talk Contribs 21:03, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

Recon

We should redirect Recon to the ability and put a {{redirect}} notice on it since Recon usually refers to the ability, not the mode. Thoughts?
Kjhf Talk Contribs 16:50, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

I see them both mentioned about as equally frequently, so I think it's best as is. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 20:31, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Same, neither one is insignificant enough to redirect to the other imho. --Bzeep! talk 15:05, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Snow vs Sand

I have the deets for The upcoming Splatfest:

Options Region Start Results
  Snowman   Sandcastle 2016-03-19 19:00 CET
2016-03-20 03:00 AEST
2016-03-20 19:00 CET
2016-03-21 03:00 AEST

Oh I can see it has already been done. gtKaged

The European/Australian launch/results time have no relevance since it's happening in North America anyway. Inkling luke.pngInkling talk.png 20:45, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Octo Valley Quotes

I have several Octo Valley quotes that I am not sure where I should place them. If anybody has an idea of where they should go, please let me know.--Snowwarrior92 06:18, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Ability Charts

To combat the startling lack of charts on this wiki, I went ahead and made some for Ink Saver (Sub), Special Charge Up, Special Duration Up, and Special Saver. Please give me feedback - can they be improved, do they fit in with the wiki, are there mistakes, etc. Heddy (talk) 03:34, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Looks mostly good to me, but I have a few questions/suggestions:
  • Do we need the images? I'm an abstract thinker, so I don't know if they make things clearer for others or just take up space.
  • Make the table sortable and split up the quantities into a main and sub column.
Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 18:09, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
  • I'm certain the images underneath the X axis are necessary, because when I made a chart without them, someone asked me how to calculate the ability point value.
  • To clarify, I made the charts to the right of the tables, not the tables. Heddy (talk) 19:27, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Oh, whoops. My b, the charts look great. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 21:35, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Rainmaker (Weapon)

I'm currently considering to film a Rainmaker weapon demo. Should we create a Rainmaker weapons page with all its stats and treat it like an actual weapon in the wiki? Splatoon Wikia made a page for it already. If need be, I can try and estimate the weapon's stats by using weapons similar to it. (Charge time, mobility, damage, or anything else) /Syl (talk) 18:24, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Since it can't be owned, has no turf count, and isn't considered Main/Sub/Special, I'd say it's not even a weapon in the first place. It doubt it needs its own page - Splatoon Wikia isn't exactly an exemplar, eheh. --Bzeep! talk 19:04, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Well, I suppose it would've been fun to try and find the stats, but alright. I'll upload it to the main Rainmaker page when I'm done with the Rainmaker weapon demo.
/Syl (talk) 19:17, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, a demonstration'll still be cool, thanks man. ✌️ --Bzeep! talk 19:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
I'd be up for a Rainmaker weapon page provided we could get enough content for it. We already have weapon trivia and gallery on the current Rainmaker page, and if we could get stats for it I think it would qualify. Kjhf Talk Contribs 20:43, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
If we can get precise weapon data, I'd be fine with this. Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 21:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Got it. I'll use relative data from other weapons to make it as precise as I could. Shouldn't take too long. /Syl (talk) 21:26, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

I got the data. Here it is: Mobility: 25/100 (Compared with the Hydra Splatling). Charge Speed: 52/100 (Compared with the Splatterscope). Range: 78/100 (Compared with the Heavy Splatling).
/Syl (talk) 18:30, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I can't seem to find any weapon stats for the rainmaker in the game's files. I can only find the stats for the shield that surrounds the rainmaker. So if a rainmaker page is made, please don't try to list any imprecise stats. Just say "similar to hydra splatling", "similar to splatterscope", etc. Heddy (talk) 03:36, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

I compared most of the stats to weapons I found they would be similar to. It seems as though the range is exactly the same as a Heavy Splatling. Mobility is just a tiny bit better than Hydra Splatling or the same. Charge Speed is just a tad faster than Splatterscope (by 0.1-0.2 seconds). If I make the page, I'll likely add a footnote that the stats are an estimate and what weapons were used to find the estimates.
/Syl (talk) 03:40, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Hero Mode Gallery

I finally finished uploading the hero mission galleries. Just a few more photos of collectibles and mechanics and I will be done collecting images.

By the way I would like to apologize for not finishing sooner (I had been hospitalized).--Snowwarrior92 05:17, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

You need to stop apologising! You are an amazing, consistent editor! Nobody has set a deadline for you to be finished, and you didn't even have to do this. Being hospitalised is nothing to apologise over. Have fun and only edit if you can and want to! Inkling luke.pngInkling talk.png 21:59, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

You're right, I have been having fun collecting images and setting up charts. Sorry about apologizing (it's how I was raised). I guess I will only apologize when I make a mistake or something of that nature. --Snowwarrior92 23:03, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

"Sorry about apologizing" :3 Nyargleblargle.pngNyargleblargle (Contribs) 00:42, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Can I please get some help? I'm new!

Hello anyone who's reading this, I'm new and I don't even know how to add pictures to my user page. This is so confusing and I want to know if I can put abilities with the assigned gear. (Ex: A snorkel mask with 1 main damage up, 1 sub damage up 1st, 2 special durations up) Idek how to do this, but I think you know how you can help! Aquastarz13 (talk) 23:54, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

Use this URL http://splatoonwiki.org/wiki/Special:Upload to upload something. Mygame34 (talk) 21:34, 23 April 2016 (UTC) 04:34, 23 April 2016 (CT)

Graffiti Question

I was wondering if adding photos of the different types of graffiti found in the game would be helpful. It wouldn't be to hard for me to hunt down several photos and place them on the proper page--Snowwarrior92 01:09, 10 April 2016 (UTC)