User talk:SuperHamster

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Latest comment: 26 January by SuperHamster in topic Notice of inactivity demotion period


It worked for me, but I reuploaded it just in case something went wrong. Thanks for letting me know! - ShrimpPin 12:27, 7 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It wasn't working still, and then I figured it adblocker blocked the image, hah! I suppose the "Advertisement" part ticked it off. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk 15:58, 7 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, SuperHamster. I kinda forgot to talk about this sooner, but I was wonder if edits like these fall under the scope of the Advertisement Policy. I know that the edits were made before the policy was in place, but there seems to be pieces left here and there in a few of the missions. --SgvSth (talk) 03:39, 9 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Sgv - yes, that's definitely spamming. Linking to a tutorial video is one thing (not that we should be doing that in lieu of writing content), but the whole bit with the author's names and the request for subscribers is definitely out of line. Thanks for asking! ~SuperHamster Talk 03:42, 9 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've left a note on their talk page. ~SuperHamster Talk 03:46, 9 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for that. It kinda slipped my mind for a bit. (Although it is on a different subject, I would also like to ask if Category:Amiibo could be recreated? I ask since there will need to be article on the gear that is branded (Squid Hairclip, Power Mask, Samurai Helmet, etc.) and a few images that could use them.) Either way, thanks for the help again. --SgvSth (talk) 05:53, 9 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Splatoonwiki? Inkipedia?

I was just wondering, why is the domain if the wiki is Inkipedia? marikdff 03:30, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm not really sure - I joined after the domain was set up. Perhaps it's more identifiable, or a name change occurred early on. Either way, we do also own, so maybe a domain name change could occur at some point. ~SuperHamster Talk 03:34, 10 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Then how about redirecting to --marikdff 03:37, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes, that'd be what'd happen if we move the domain :) May be worth bringing this up on the Pump. ~SuperHamster Talk 03:38, 10 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category question

I was wondering if there was any way for me to edit Category: articles that need images. Because the file link dosent have the right name, but when i try to edit it, it will only let me edit the first two to three lines, and i wanted to know if only admins could edit categorys. SmallZapFish 17:28, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Hey there - if you're trying to edit the category page itself, you should be able to edit it just fine. A category contains links to pages and files that have been placed in that category, which is done by placing [[Category:Category Name]] on those pages. You can't change the pages within the category by editing the category itself. If you see a file with an improper name, that's because the file is actually improperly named and that file will have to be moved. ~SuperHamster Talk 03:52, 13 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I hate to jump into the discussion thread here, but the rule of thumb is to keep the conversation in the same area, so here goes. The specific issue that you saw is related to a template that, when placed in an article or in a file like you saw, will add it to Category:Articles needing images. The category divided the files from the articles, which is why it looked to be at the bottom of the category. In any case, there is a separate file that would have been that file, so I tagged it as delete. (Though, I only noticed that we already have a separate file as I typed this up and originally assumed that it would need to be replaced later.) In any case, if you see a file like that in that specific category, or any of the other maintenance categories, then it is likely coming from a file that has a template on it that is causing the trouble. (As a small side note: Using a colon in front of a link to a file or category will turn it into a normal link instead of showing the file or adding the category to the page.) --SgvSth (talk) 08:57, 13 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for clarifying Sgv :) ~SuperHamster Talk 17:20, 13 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Possible Inappropriate Content Policy Violation?

Hi, I just recently came across this edit on Marie's page. The part about Moray Towers was quickly removed by another user, and no trace of it is left currently, but the part about her recent comment during the NA Splatfest announcement has been up until I hid it just now. Did these statements violate Inkipedia's Inappropriate Content Policy to some degree? SilverStarlight (talk) 19:40, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, although I'm not an admin, I removed this, since it did imply something inappropriate. Good job on spotting it. () 19:56, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fair Use

I noticed you were adding categories to my user images, which of course I appreciate. (-: That said, you put them all as fair use, which is not correct, as I am the copyright holder for these images. I'll make an effort to ensure any future images wind up under Category:User Images, but I do want to remind you of the scope of where fair use applies. Otherwise, every image on the wiki will wind up under Category:Fairuse. (-: --GuyPerfect (talk) 16:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Guy - correct me if I'm wrong, but those images are just screenshots from the game. If you take a screenshot of something someone else made (in this case, Nintendo), it's considered a derivative and you do not own the copyright to that image. Even though you took the screenshot, the screenshot is of Splatoon, which Nintendo owns. See this page for in-depth information. If you want further explanation, let me know. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk 17:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the definition of a derivative work, the work in question needs to have a not-insubstantial basis on some copyrighted work. While the argument can be made that Splatoon is a copyrighted work, it can also be said that no one is making an Octarian-based shooting game. A screenshot of a video game doesn't satisfy the definition of derivative work, and seldom qualifies for fair use, as it is seldom intended to express a copyrighted work. If I take a snazzy screenshot of Marie in a cool pose, that's fair use because Marie is the purpose of the picture and is copyrighted. If I draw a picture of Judd, but with a fork-shaped tail and call him Jedd, that's a derivative work because it's based substantially on a copyrighted work. If I record a video of me shooting an Inkzooka at a puddle of orange ink on Kelp Dome and pwning some n00b trying to hide from me, then that's neither a derivative work nor fair use because it's neither about nor based on something that's copyrighted. It's about something I did--something I made. --GuyPerfect (talk) 19:08, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure what you're talking about. Splatoon is a copyrighted work. You did not create Splatoon - so you do not have copyright on any screenshots or videos you make from it. ~SuperHamster Talk 19:52, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nintendo is not granted rights for the images produced by their devices except in cases where the images themselves are the exact work protected by copyright (as is the case with full-motion video). The copyright for a software title like Splatoon applies to the program itself, not the images produced with it. Don't want to take it from me? Fair enough, then look at YouTube. Nintendo recently raised a big stink about users monetizing their FMV content and issued a bunch of takedown notices, yet people with their "let's plays" and top ten lists were left alone. If Nintendo owned all the footage ever recorded from a Nintendo game, then no one would be allowed to monetize any game footage on YouTube. I guarantee you we're not the first to ever have this conversation either, and the current state of affairs on YouTube was settled on as the right way to do things. --GuyPerfect (talk) 21:28, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That is very, very wrong. Nintendo owns the copyright to screenshots of its video games. Nintendo created the game, and created the artwork you see in the game. The reason why Let's Plays and other videos are left alone with because it's free advertising for Nintendo, and Nintendo takes a rather large cut of revenue from these videos through its Content Creators program. You don't get to monetize a video of Nintendo's without paying them. The only defense people have for using clips and screenshots of video games is fair use - which is why we tag our images as such. ~SuperHamster Talk 22:56, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I recommend you take a look at this guide on the Commons. ~SuperHamster Talk 23:05, 17 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm afraid you are in error for the reasons I've already presented. In fact, the article you linked does not discredit my argument for two particular reasons: 1) the case it refers to when declaring screenshots as non-free in the US errantly applies to a wholly separate legal concept (regarding photos of photos depicting uncopyrightable material), and 2) as it states in the "Software" section, the copyright status of a software title "does not prevent you from uploading works created using non-free software". At the end of the day, doodling in Photoshop or playing Splatoon both amount to the same result: both software titles take inputs from their users and use them to produce images. Surely no one will argue that every image produced by Photoshop is the property of Adobe Systems. --GuyPerfect (talk) 05:12, 18 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No cigar. Regarding your first point, you're trying to argue that the entire link I provided is invalid because Bridgeman is in regards to public domain images. You completely ignore the sentence before it, which states "if the copyright holder(s) do not agree to publish the program under a free license, and they do not explicitly license the screenshot (or all screenshots) under a free license, the screenshot is not free." Bridgeman does, in fact, support my claims. If you take a photograph of a public domain work, you do not own the copyright since it is not original. Same goes for taking screenshots of copyrighted materials; your screenshot is not original, thus you do not have copyright on it. The original copyright owner does, just as the public retains ownership of any photograph of a public domain work.
"does not prevent you from uploading works created using non-free software" -> this refers to works you create in free software. You didn't create the screenshot of Splatoon; you literally took a screenshot of Splatoon. You hitting a few buttons does not create an image you own the copyrights to. Nintendo owns all the artwork in the game. Yes, if you actually create something in Photoshop, you own the copyright to it - but only if you actually create it from scratch. If you use copyrighted materials to create something in Photoshop, you don't own the copyright to that.
I've worked for years on image licensing on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons, and have provided actual sources that back my claim. Take some time to try and understand what I provided you. ~SuperHamster Talk 05:26, 18 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey thanks for taking care of all those redirects I've been marking. There, uh, sure has been a lot of them. :y --Bzeep! talk 01:37, 31 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Haha, sure thing! Thanks for marking them. Hopefully with your future admin tools, things will be a bit easier :) ~SuperHamster Talk 02:22, 31 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could Use Some Help

Hello Superhamster, I was wondering if you could possible help me with a table that I was creating for Octobomber appearances?--Snowwarrior92 (talk) 07:57, 11 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure thing! Just let me know what you need. I'm about to sleep, but I'll take a look at it tomorrow (unless someone else sees this who can help out before I get to it). ~SuperHamster Talk 08:01, 11 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, I can't get the table to collapse.--Snowwarrior92 (talk) 08:05, 11 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, sorry for the late reply :( Got busy and forgot about this. But I see you got it working - nice work! ~SuperHamster Talk 16:25, 15 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey no worries, I learn better when I try to do things on my own. Thanks for listening. --Snowwarrior92 21:35, 15 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Quick Question

I hate asking this, but is there a way to block someone from making edits on your talk page?--Snowwarrior92 06:07, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Afraid not. At least, not from a technical standpoint. If you're having problems, two options could be to either ignore messages or kindly ask them to stop posting. If edits to a talk page are vandalism or harassment, that may be handled with a formal warning or block from administrators. ~SuperHamster Talk 06:17, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alright, thanks and no it's nothing harassing or anything...just annoying.--Snowwarrior92 06:18, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I nominated Raynbowz into Inkling of the Month but people think I am just ridiculous so how bout I can vote you? GogglesKunInkling(Talk|Contribs) 13:17, 4 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What's the point of asking if you're going to jump on it anyway? Anyway, I appreciate the nomination, but I have to decline; I'd like to see someone who has been more active and made some great contributions in the last month to be featured. ~SuperHamster Talk 15:09, 4 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wat? GogglesKunInkling(Talk|Contribs) 22:28, 4 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, SuperHamster! I just noticed that you forgot to add the source to the fairuse template in File:Splatoon manga promo.jpg. The matter is on the talk page, but I put the thing in for you.

Replied there. ~SuperHamster Talk 01:17, 5 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inkipedia Newsline

I think you would want to e part of this so: {{User:Mr Squid/template/Newspaper sign up}}

17:45, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be sure to sign up. ~SuperHamster Talk 17:49, 20 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Splatoon 2 weapons

Pictures of some early Splatoon 2 main/sub/special weapons have been released. I provided information and translations of these here. So feel free to create pages on them if you'd like (or, if you want to wait until we have more information or official localized names, that's fine too – I would do it but I'm about to be busy with travel & school starting again in a few days) – just thought I'd let you know as I saw you editing the Splatoon 2 page on here. :) –Eli (talk) 07:17, 13 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ohh, great find, thank you! Unfortunately have some other stuff to finish up and I need to get to bed. Hopefully someone else can get them to soon - otherwise, I'll see if I can tackle some of these this weekend. Cheers, ~SuperHamster Talk 07:23, 13 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like User:Slate is on it! –Eli (talk) 10:36, 13 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE:Moving pages

Ah, okay. I will definitely use that in the future-- thanks for the tip! Sigma talk 02:54, 24 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure thing! ~SuperHamster Talk 02:57, 24 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Accidentally Uploaded The Wrong File

Hi, I just recently started editing, and I was trying to upload a file. It seems as though I clicked the wrong image and I can't figure out how to delete the file. (CheetoCheeto (talk) 03:11, 17 January 2018 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Hi Cheeto - only staff can delete images. I've gone ahead and deleted your file. In the future, you can mark a page or file for deletion by placing Template:Delete on it ({{delete|<reason>}}), and an admin will swing by and review it in due time :) Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk 03:20, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much! (Cheeto (talk) 03:24, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Cheeto)Reply[reply]

Removing stuff from categories

Hi, I was wondering how to delete stuff from categories. I noticed a lot of the pictures in the "Need Pictures" categorie have pictures and I wanted to know if there is a way. SmallZapFish (talk) 19:37, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi - sorry for the late response. Articles are automatically added to Category:Articles needing images when the article has Template:Image on it, usually located at the bottom. If you want to remove the category, edit the article, find {{More images}}, and remove it. ~SuperHamster Talk 22:37, 21 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandal on the loose

A user by the name UsaNeko123 has been numerous vandalizing pages lately with images from a video game from another company. It might be necessary to ban him/her post haste.

DaDoc540 (talk) 02:17, 11 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Agent 4 The King

This guy is vandalizing the wiki. Please encourage him to end his shenanigans. Am I supposed to say anything else? £|_@|\/|1232(Talk) 16:25, 8 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, sorry if I shouldn't reply here, but I noticed that that user hasn't been doing anything wrong since 19 February 2019, so I don't think any actions should be taken. > Fumple (-> talk) 09:07, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I won't block since this is a bit stale, but I did leave a message/warning on their page. Any more unconstructive edits will result in a block. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk 09:14, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will keep my eyes open. £|_@|\/|1232(Talk) 12:32, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please delete Mint. Thanks! Eminence (Chatter) 11:58, 7 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inkipedia Novel

Hello SuperHamster-sama. I am an neophyte author and would like to know if you could make a page for me to write a splatoon novel featuring admins from this page as the main characters. Please give me permision. PLEASE.しょめい さ れた かれぶ (talk) 16:10, 15 July 2022 (UTC) かれぶReply[reply]

Notice of inactivity demotion period

Hello. You are being contacted because you meet the criteria for Inactivity demotion under Inkipedia's Policy. If no response to this message is received, the demotion voting will proceed in seven days. Should you wish to return and be an active editor again, the demotion request will be cancelled. Otherwise, feel free to respond below with any questions or comments. Thanks! Trig Jegman - 19:24, 19 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the notice. I don't think I strictly meet the inactivity criteria since I blocked a user in October (and while not relevant to the policy, I've also been on the Discord to help with CSS, discuss Cargo/Lua solutions, etc.) - but I recognize that my activity has been low. That being said, I'd like to resume my activity and remain active. I've made some improvements to templates and modules in the last couple days and plan to remain more active moving forward. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 04:29, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]