User:Trig Jegman

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It has been requested that this article be rewritten to be comprehensible to the human race.


If you see me working on a file, please do not change any part of that file. There's plenty of others to do, and it makes my organization/quality assurance all wonky.

Bloopers - Super Mario Sticker.gif


Terminology

Caps = Capitalization

FNC = File Name Change - I usually use this on any changed talk pages

RFC = Renamed for Consistency - Like files, such as character icons, should be similarly named. These are usually minor fixes.

TR = Technical Rename - removing or changing things like punctuation, unnecessary numbers, or files with weird issues in them. Files should have no punctuation other than a sparingly used hyphen. Unlike Supermariofan67, I include the removal of underscores as a TR.

RFA = Renamed for Accuracy - Spelling errors, wrong names, poor formatting, or lack of specified game. More-specific-to-the-image naming. This is about 85% of when the main file name is changed. These are usually major fixes.

NCR = Naming Conflict Rename - Files that are almost identically named that are renamed to avoid confusing the two. Hypothetical examples: Wario World.png vs. Wario World.PNG, or Luigi1.png vs. Luigi 1.png

RTE = Rename To English

RIF = Removed Image:/File: - Using <Gallery> means you don't need to use "Image:" (which shouldn't really be used anyway) or "File:". If I'm passing through a gallery, I'll try to remove any I see. It may also mean changing Image: to File: for single images.

UPI = Unused Personal Image ECE = Edit Conflict Error

Additionally, because autofill is an evil tool from evil town, I add a symbol in each edit summary so it doesn't save forever. For 2019, the symbol is a dollar sign ($), and in 2020 it is an ampersand (&).

Notes

this has nothing to do with the notes, it's just adorable

Address one of these notes/issues? Tell me on my talk page or sandbox.

  • My edit count (by thousands): 37.4 - 18:59, January 18, 2020 (EST)
  • Retake this image where the character does not have a yellow shirt, as it is difficult to distinguish where the hair ends and the shirt starts. More contrast! - 17:35, August 26, 2019 (EDT)
  • Consider looking through the game categories for SMB/SMB2/LL/SMB3 to distinguish between SMAS versions or other game versions, find and delete potential duplicates. Furthermore, try to distinguish SMB2 artwork from the SMA counterpart - 17:08, October 12, 2019 (EDT)
  • Fix the multimedia page. - 11:27, October 26, 2019 (EDT)
  • ($) should this, this, and this be kept/considered abandoned/change personal image ownership? - 22:06, November 13, 2019 (EST)
  • Discuss renaming these three files. - 08:00, October 31, 2019 (EDT)
  • Change Trick page to have consistent file naming. - 14:44, November 15, 2019 (EST)
  • fix MKSC starting lines to be course sequential and not alphabetical. - 09:51, November 18, 2019 (EST)
  • move File:Zombie Bros..png, despite being a personal image used in a signature only, due to coding issues that can occur with double periods. - 13:34, December 8, 2019 (EST)
  • Finally create a standard abbreviation for the mario and luigi series (and bowser jr remakes), as well as the mario and sonic games. File names for the latter should distinguish console type in the abbreviation. - 21:55, December 21, 2019 (EST)
  • Mostly in late GCN and early Wii games, go back through any Sprites & Renders sections and check copyrights that they are appropriate to the respective types with {{game-sprite}} and {{game-3Drender}}, as their definitions were changed but it seems as though the inital labelling was never corrected. - 11:58, December 29, 2019 (EST)
  • fix File:Chikunto.gif - 19:05, December 31, 2019 (EST)
  • make Template:Powershot a different color that doesn't make my eyes bleed. - 19:16, December 31, 2019 (EST)
  • Get the old welcome mario image compressed. - 08:21, January 11, 2020 (EST)
  • The Donkey Kong TV Show descriptions are laughably bad. Almost all of them need rewritten. - 19:41, January 18, 2020 (EST)
  • There's still quite a number of media files that need to be tagged for or re-uploaded to comply with the 30 second length limit.
  • Get a page for Taro Bando. - 19:41, January 18, 2020 (EST)
  • Utilize The seventh rap test, try to format talk pages so that everything is in a subcategory. - 19:41, January 18, 2020 (EST)
  • Fix Byleth file names to remove Eisner per subject name change. - 09:19, January 20, 2020 (EST)
  • Understand the image quality tag here, possibly document it on the gallery - 11:29, January 20, 2020 (EST)
  • Do what with this? - 21:19, January 20, 2020 (EST)
  • Generally speaking, most images from users L151 and Doomdorm64 should be replaced. They are typically more of a place-holder image or just really low quality. - 14:49, January 22, 2020 (EST)
  • Keep this? - 21:45, January 22, 2020 (EST)

useful tags: {{media-quality|Exceeds the 30 second limit}} {{image-quality|Re-upload at a higher quality, without a watermark}}

Super Mario Kart

  • Virtually no page uses the same formatting in the course description box/tower. This could and should be improved so that each is uniform in design. - 16:31, January 16, 2020 (EST)
  • There's a lot of course screenshots as jpgs, which could most likely be updates to be pngs. - 16:34, January 13, 2020 (EST)

Mario Super Sluggers

  • Needs an image quality overhaul. - 17:54, November 14, 2019 (EST)

Mario Sports Superstars

  • Mario Sports Superstars should probably have subcategories per sport in the images category (so ALL the baseball is under one section, etc). - 17:41, July 30, 2019 (EDT)

Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • Both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 have extremely inconsistent qualities and types of photos on mainpage. Some are artwork, some are models, and some are screenshots. They should all be one type unless absolutely necessary. - 23:42, January 10, 2020 (EST)
  • Space Junk Galaxy needs a rewrite, especially on Grave Stones A, B, and C. - 15:26, June 28, 2019 (EDT)
  • my sandbox has a galaxy that needs an image - 12:12, December 29, 2019 (EST)

Mario Party 2

  • Needs an image quality overhaul - 19:54, July 6, 2019 (EDT)

Wario World

  • Wario World enemy pages, like Magon or Ankiron, need a lot of referencing. - 14:37, June 21, 2019 (EDT)
  • Image quality overhaul. - 17:41, July 30, 2019 (EDT)
  • Work on getting HQ screenshots (or maybe even models?) of treasures. (See here) - 17:29, August 30, 2019 (EDT)

Mario Party 8

Super Mario Strikers / Mario Strikers Charged

  • Just about every file for this game that isn't a model needs a good ol' re-upload to it. - 18:27, July 2, 2019 (EDT)
  • The RAP Test for this game has a majority of its files under Mario Strikers Charged, probably because it's the newer game. Since most of the image and files apply to both, it is not a large deal. This does mean that MSC probably could use a lot of files for itself instead of using Super Strikers. - 13:19, July 4, 2019 (EDT)

Mario Kart 8

See here for the mess that is MK8.

Mario Party 9

  • Needs an image quality overhaul. - 23:25, October 19, 2019 (EDT)
  • Many images are needed of different game mode types, notably 1-vs-2 versions of minigames. - 19:25, January 18, 2020 (EST)
  • Most of this game's pages with galleries on them don't follow the formats, such as periods on the ends of sentences, weird large gaps of spacing after sentences, using 'File:' in gallery tags, and other oddities. This should be addressed. - 11:33, January 11, 2020 (EST)
  • Also some copyright changing with sprites & renders - 16:40, January 12, 2020 (EST)
  • Weird inconsistency with character sprites on the select screen. Why do we have some looking right but not ALL of them?

Super Mario Land

  • There's a lot of similar artwork used (such as this to this) that do not have sources. A source should be found for both versions and renaming them accordingly is the next course of action. - 13:41, December 8, 2019 (EST)
  • Ignoring the fact they are similar enemies, is File:SML Yurarin Sprite.png and File:SML Yurarin Boo Sprite.png identical? - 21:31, December 21, 2019 (EST)

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

  • Interestingly, most of the Glitz Pit battle pages have extremely inconsistent formats for each battle. A standard should be created for each page, as well as some form of character box be utilized or designed for each of the battles. - 11:57, December 15, 2019 (EST)
  • Another look-through is likely required in order to move ALL instances of PM2 to PMTTYD. - 11:57, December 15, 2019 (EST)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

  • Most levels need expansion on the course description. - 22:02, January 7, 2020 (EST)
  • Make the connections between levels better. - 22:02, January 7, 2020 (EST)
  • Image copyrights here especially need looked at for sprites and renders. - 11:58, December 29, 2019 (EST)

Mario Party DS

  • Virtually all sprites need transparency. - 11:53, January 5, 2020 (EST)
  • Virtually all sprites and renders need a more in-depth view at licensing on whether they are renders or sprites; most are tagged as sprites when they are not. - 08:01, January 6, 2020 (EST)
  • Most of these files no matter the type are super old and are generally bleh quality. Try and upload new versions, especially ones accurate to the resolution. Maybe even add some aboutfiles. - 08:04, January 8, 2020 (EST)

Super Mario 64 DS

  • Recapture most glitches to not be phone-to-DS but rather capture internally. Even taking off a youtube video might be better than that. - 23:42, January 10, 2020 (EST)

Mario Kart DS

  • Create a page or large glitch section about the 'Superjump' (Boost Panel+Hop) in Mario Kart DS, and remove mention of it from every course page. - 19:41, January 18, 2020 (EST)

Wario Land: Shake It!

  • Most individual pages, such as Blast-O-Cannon or Certainty Switch are on a sliding scale from bad to abysmal. They should be looked at and rewritten. - 11:29, January 20, 2020 (EST)

New Super Mario Bros.

  • Most levels need rewritten due to being quote 'walkthrough-y'. - 15:03, January 20, 2020 (EST)

Wario: Master of Disguise

  • Wow. This game needs some help. There are almost no pictures, and most of the pages are super stubby and frantically written. More needs to happen here and soon. - 13:31, January 21, 2020 (EST)

Mario Party 5

  • Most orbs pages, such as Hammer Bro Orb, could use some sprucing up. Maybe make a tower for it. - 21:56, January 21, 2020 (EST)

Fortune Street

  • Image quality overhaul. Most aren't even in english, but I recall there being an english release... - 14:22, January 22, 2020 (EST)

Media Files I have uploaded

Trig How to Rename Files

While I have done the best I can to justify my reasoning, this section is almost entirely unofficial, so take it with a pillar of salt.

Please read this and this first. It a much broader, official guide and is more likely to answer questions before I do. I will use the file File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png as an example in this demonstration.

When naming a file, it is most important to keep three "C"s in mind: Consistency, clarity, and capitalization. Additionally, a well named file can answer the questions "What game is this" and "What is the file about" WITHOUT the need to see the file.


If Output is OGG.png

I personally try to have all files be named in the following format: Game Name/Abbreviation - Object or Action - Specifics.extension, but it is more important to remain consistent amongst the files being dealt with over this format. For a specific example, if all the other files being dealt with are in the format "Game Abbreviation - Character - Icon.extension", your file should properly reflect this. In terms of what 'Specifics' means, it means what the type of image is. There are about five types of images, being Artwork, Icon, Screenshot, Sprite, and Model/Render (varies).

I prefer distinguishing by game first so that it is simple to tell on pages with multiple games involved (galleries especially), as it makes the most sense to compare files of one game to another first before comparing them to each other. Namewise, how does my Mario Party 5 Goomba Sprite stand out amongst other games? Because it's Mario Party 5. How does it stand out to other Mario Party 5 files? Because it's a Goomba. How does it stand out to other Mario Party 5 Goombas? Because it is a sprite.

In regards to the extension, the most important part about the extension is that it needs to be lowercase. It's not a me rule, it's an everyone rule. Additionally, jpeg files should be written as jpg, and ogg should be formatted as oga or ogv, depending on the file type. This is not a me thing either. see more

Clarity is fairly simple: The name should make sense. Avoid using more words than necessary to convey what the image is about, and if conjecture needs to be used, try and use wording that is directly used for the intended caption or surrounding context.

Capitalization once again is about making sure all files have lowercase extensions, and proper uppercase letters for any abbreviations (use SMW over smw). Don't use all uppercase, either.


What to avoid


  • Capitalized extensions. Pretty good reason as to why I'd bring it up this many times if it wasn't a big deal.
  • Inconsistency. Files named 'SMM2 The cool Song of doom.oga' have weird, inconsistent capitalization; similar multiple files that change capitalization should be renamed to prevent it.
  • Overabbreviating. Shortening game names can be nice, but shortening things such as area names or characters may lead to some confusion or NCRs later down the road. Gelato Beach is not that long of a name, and does not need to be written as GB, for example.
  • Using the gif format for static images: These can be uploaded as jpg or png files, and it is better to do so.
  • Having funny file names. While files about yoshi being named "ugly green frog" is a good chuckle, it also makes it very difficult to identify what the file is actually about.
  • Unnecessary numbers. Sometimes it makes sense to name files numerically, such as Intro 1/Intro 2/Intro 3, but if it could be reasonably avoided, it should be.
  • Punctuation. While you can use some punctuation, it should only be used if said punctuation appears in what the file is describing. Personally, if it is not a hyphen, I do not like to keep punctuation, such as exclaimation points or apostrophes. Most importantly, do NOT (ever) use periods or pound signs (#) in file names because that can affect the coding. Furthermore, do not use parentheses, quotation marks, unicode, funky letters like À; Æ; Ö, emojis (yes people have tried), or unnecessary hyphens (ex: SMW-Cool-Door-Sprite.gif).
  • Too broad a name. Don't name a file after only the page you are referring to, as most of the time it may come back in a later game or in another form. 'Luigi.png' or 'Super mario 64.jpg are hypothetical examples of broad naming.

Renaming existing files

The way I approach renaming a file is by first having the File page open.

I then open all the pages it is both used on and pages I can edit in a new tab, but you may opt into windows or your own method instead.

Move the file to the appropriate name.

Generally speaking, all pages that start with "User:" , "Shroom", or "Talk archive:" cannot be edited, but regular pages, pages listed with "Gallery:", and pages listed with "User talk:" (including archives) usually can be edited.

Most importantly to change is the regular pages and galleries. Locate the image and where it is used (sometimes it may be used more than once) and replace it. I generally find it helpful to use copy and pasting here. If you have the find tool, it can help minimize time spent searching. I am not an all computer wizard, but it tends to be command-F for macs and control-F for not-macs.

If you decide to preserve the user talk pages as well, open them up and do the same replacement if possible. Some user talk pages are protected, meaning the images are unable to be replaced. This is okay. This stuff happens. Not all images last forever, and that is why it is okay User pages don't need attention. If you can replace any images, edit ONLY the file name and nothing else. Indicate in the summary very clearly why a talk page or archive was edited. I use the term FNC, file name change, but as long as people understand why, it is acceptable.

Once all pages have been addressed, go to the created redirect and mark it with the {{delete}} tag. Indicate a reason for deletion (FNC would likely be understood here too). After this, check the page "What Links Here" on the left side under "Tools". This is helpful for two reasons: The first is to make sure you didn't miss anything! The second is to see if any linked but undisplayed files are used. Files can be listed with a colon before File is written File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png or also with alternate text. If this usage can be replaced, it should be as well. Most frequently, game files may be located in One of the RAP tests, such as this one (see this for more information).

The file File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png links to a variety of pages to demonstrate what has been listed above.

At this point, you are done. Should you have any questions, comments, concerns, quantums, or theorems, please ask away on my talk page. Happy editing.

The fine print

At the end of the day, I encourage people to help out on my projects if they want to. However, in order to have my permission to continue working on a project I have listed, I request that you sensibly change my sandbox pages should you work on them. I don't care about the notifications, but it becomes much more difficult to manage if half the links are red.

Additionally, please don't ask me about my personal life, I'd greatly appreciate it. My only explanation is that I am a self-proclaimed file czar, but a world-proclaimed annoyance.