User:Trig Jegman

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A self-proclaimed file czar, but a world-proclaimed annoyance.

Bloopers - Super Mario Sticker.gif

but what does that mean? I make sure all images use lowercase extensions, like png over PNG or jpg over JPG. I also make sure the files are in english, and are simple to understand. I do mess up a lot though so if I do mess up, or you just don't like me, please yell at me in the talk page because I am easily motivated by fear.

If you see me working on a game below, please do not change any of that game's files for capitalization or naming. There's plenty of other games to do, and it makes my organization all wonky.

List of game files in progress:

In progress:

These are in no particular order and may be simultaneously completed. Just check recent changes. This only applies to new games, not other projects I'm doing to other games.

Miscellaneous: Game Files

Mario Party 6 Mostly renaming to be accurate

Mario Party Advance

Mario Kart 8 / Deluxe

In queue:

Mario Party

Super Mario Land

Mario Super Sluggers

Completed Games:

Mario Platforming and RPGs

Super Mario (Main Series): Super Mario Bros. (and Deluxe/all other variants), Mario Lost Levels, BS Super Mario Collection, BS Super Mario USA, Super Mario Bros 3 (and the advance port), Super Mario All-Stars (including Limited Ed) (link to 1) (link to 2) (link to lost levels) (link to 3), Mario Bros. Special, Punch Ball Mario Bros.

Mario Galaxy: Super Mario Galaxy, Trading Cards, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Sunshine

Paper Mario: 64, TTYD

Mario Land: VB Mario Land

Mario Party and Mario Kart

Mario Party: Mario Party 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, DS, Kurukuru Carnival, Korokoro Catcher

Mario Kart: Double Dash, DS, Wii

Mario Sports

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

Mario Baseball: Mario Superstar Baseball

Other Mario

Dr. Mario: Online Rx, 64

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Crossovers

Super Smash Brothers: Melee

Densetsu no Starfy 3 (Tied in with Wario Land 4.)

Luigi and Yoshi

Luigi's Mansion: GCN, 3DS Remake, PolterCue, Professor E. Gadd's Research Journal

Yoshi's Cookie: Yoshi no Cookie: Kuruppon Oven de Cookie

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong no Ongaku Asobi

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Images: Advertisement, Live-Action TV, Web, Film, Animated TV, Company, Publication, Real Life, Merchandise Files

Demos/Cancelled Games: Yoshi Demo, Peach's Castle, VB Mario Land

Game Boy: Camera, Gallery

Tetris: Tetris DS (and puzzle mode)

The Weird Other Things That I Tried And Couldn't Really Fit Into Anything Else: Mario Calculator, Hurling for Distance, Mario Family, Photos with Mario, Mario Clock, Parasol Fall, Mario Chase, SSX on Tour, Satella-Q, Yakuman DS, e-Reader, Undake30 Same Game (a game that is in fact real)

Game and Watch Gallery: 3

ALL Wario games.

Terminology

Caps = Capitalization

Unab = Unabbreviated (how ironic)

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

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.

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

Notes

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

  • My edit count (by thousands): 24.1 - 17:08, October 12, 2019 (EDT)
  • This page is a fantastic start for people that want to see all the files of 1 game to update, but it would be great if we did it again since RAP sorta vanished from all known existence. - 10:50, June 23, 2019 (EDT)
  • Address keeping Flagman article - 20:32, July 31, 2019 (EDT)
  • 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)
  • Think it's weird that we have Boomer (Super Paper Mario) and Slim (Pixl) when they are both Pixls from SPM? - 17:59, August 27, 2019 (EDT)
  • fix caps on File:Bgespio.PNG
  • 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)
  • implications of the apostrophe in the former file Waluigi’s Reign.png compared to File:Waluigi's Reign.png are something to be discussed - 22:39, September 29, 2019 (EDT)
  • Fix Mario Kart in-game advertisement hyphens eventually. Likely a big project for sandbox 2 - 10:37, October 14, 2019 (EDT)

Mario Kart Wii

  • Most course screenshots need higher quality re-uploads. Some are even jpgs! - 10:37, October 14, 2019 (EDT)

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. Some are artwork, some are models, and some are screenshots. They should all be one type. Additionally, the former has some sections that need images. - 11:27, August 15, 2019 (EDT)
  • Space Junk Galaxy needs a rewrite, especially on Grave Stones A, B, and C. - 15:26, June 28, 2019 (EDT)
  • Some mission pages have the 'Planets visited' section as a list of links to the main article, while others have them as a gallery with images and links. This should probably be formatted to be all galleries. (examples: this, without a gallery and this, which has a gallery). - 11:27, August 15, 2019 (EDT)

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 Advance

Media Files I have uploaded

Trig How to Rename Files

This section is almost entirely all conjecture and may not be the most official document to exist, so take it with a pillar of salt.

Please read this and this first. It a much broader 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.


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).

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.

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.
  • 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 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 about.
  • 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.png).
  • 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. 'Luigi.png' is a hypothetical example 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.