User talk:Alex95

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Status: Fairly active. Other priorities are taking...priority, but I'm still around and can be contacted. Will be days where I just don't show up.
Current project: No focus for this wiki at the moment.
Alex95's past conversations
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Joining the Wiki
(Aug 2014 - Oct 2016)
Projects and a Promotion
(Oct 2016 - May 2017)
Conversations and Confrontations
(June 2017 - August 2017)
Dabbing Through Hell Valley
(August 2017 - November 2017)
Stepping into Sysophood
(November 2017 - April 2018)
DKWiki's Farewell
(April 2018 - August 2018)
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Many Things Happened
(August 2018 - December 2018)
The Giant Tuna
(December 2018 - March 2019)
Neverending Projects
(March 2019 - November 2019)
Isolation and Solitude
(November 2019 - May 2021)
RULES
  1. Standard Mario Wiki rules apply, of course. No spamming, trolling, vandalizing, removing comments, etc. Please follow the rules, your comment will get removed otherwise. You don't have to sign your comments here, but it'll make it easier for me to get back to you if you do.
  2. No swearing or obscenity. These words will get edited out ASAP.
  3. Please don't ask why I reverted or corrected your edit. Usually, I have a good reason and can back it up. Take a look at my contributions or the page history for more information regarding your edit, if available. If you must, you can ask for clarification, but only if you provide more than "Why did you delete my edit?!" (which will get removed).
  4. Questions about my Power Master games and/or YouTube videos are fine. There are other places for those kinds of talk, of course, but I don't mind them on here.
  5. Any questions relating to a different wiki, please post on my talk page there. If you're here to complain about a block I gave you on other wikis, your comment will be removed, though I may clarify a block on Discord if needed. Though if you need my immediate attention elsewhere, you can notify me here (or Discord), as I'm more active here than anywhere else.
  6. I'm a friendly guy and am willing to engage in friendly conversation, so long as the sections don't become too excessive. If a topic header already exists for your question, please post under that.
  7. I will archive once this talk page reaches 200 messages. Please do not make any message telling me to archive. It's a waste of a notification, and it will be removed.
  8. Unless it's an important response you should know about or if I started the conversation on your page, I will respond here.
  9. I welcome friendship, but only if I know you well enough.
  10. I'm all for helping with games, so long as I own it or the guide! Otherwise, I probably won't be able to help much.

If someone gets blocked on another wikipedia, then does it mean that they get blocked on other wikis too?[edit]

If someone gets blocked on another wiki, than does it mean that they get blocked on other wikis too? This does not include fandoms (ones like mario.fandom.com. spongebob.fandom.com the 2 gone tantrum.fandom.com and other ones too. 107.146.244.150 15:20, June 1, 2021 (EDT)

Not usually. If you get blocked here, you won't get blocked on SmashWiki, for example. Unless you did something very wrong.
"tantrum.fandom", sheesh. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:30, June 1, 2021 (EDT)

OK. 107.146.244.150 20:49, June 1, 2021 (EDT)

I had also submitted a Do you like SpongeBob poll yesterday? and I hope it gets selected as the next poll. 107.146.244.150 18:43, June 2, 2021 (EDT)

Has nothing to with Mario or the wiki, so I doubt it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 19:21, June 2, 2021 (EDT)

I also remember submitting a poll to the wiki about do you think Nintendo will celebrate The Legend of Zelda's 35th Anniversary but it got declined. I was not happy. 107.146.244.150 15:40, June 6, 2021 (EDT)

OK. 107.146.244.150 15:40, June 6, 2021 (EDT)

Bowser Castle music (Mario Kart DS)[edit]

Hi, I've come back to tell you something regarding the Bowser Castle music from Mario Kart DS is that it used a sample from the Michael Jackson song Black or White. I found that on the spreadsheet which i have told you about many times. MarioKartFan4863927 14:47, June 6, 2021 (EST)

Honestly complete forgot about that spreadsheet, but what's your examples? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:35, June 6, 2021 (EDT)

Mainly the Mario Kart ones. So are you gonna edit the DS Bowser Castle race course page to add the information that i've just told you and by the way, here's the spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJBlHHDc65fhZmKUGLrDTLCm6rfUU83-kbuD8Y0zU0o/edit?pli=1#gid=717751203). MarioKartFan4863927 19:02, June 7, 2021 (EST)

Will look more into it later. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:05, June 7, 2021 (EDT)

Ok. MarioKartFan4863927 16:15, June 8, 2021 (EST)

I listened to both MKDS's Bowser Castle and Michael Jackson's Black or White, and they don't sound at all the same to me. Bowser Castle is actually a slowed down remix of the Airship Fortress theme at times. If there are specific points in the soundtracks you are referring to, point me to them, but I'm pretty sure any connections are coincidental. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:47, June 8, 2021 (EDT)

If you look on the spreadsheet, The song "Black or White" is listed under Mario Kart DS as a sample not a remix. MarioKartFan4863927 16:28, June 9, 2021 (EST)

I looked at timestamp 0:57. Not hearing it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:35, June 9, 2021 (EDT)

Help wanted: rewriting articles[edit]

I found some errors on MarioWiki:Glossary. What's in bold is how I believe the text should be corrected.

  • "A device that allows players to cheat in a game by accessing the game's code."
  • "Also used as an umbrella term for all the promoted ranks (sysops, patrollers, and bureaucrats)."
  • "Their contributions are attributed to their IP addresses themselves, rather than unique usernames."
  • "On forums, avatars are simply the picture or icon that users display on their profiles."
  • "A restriction imposed upon a sockpuppet or severely misbehaving user by an administrator that prevents them from editing the database."
  • "Users that are run by automated scripts and/or programs to carry out mundane and repetitive tasks."
  • "E.g., 'There's a bug in the editor: it writes things out backward.'"
  • "Most often applied to processor-memory access but also used for a local copy of data accessible over a network, etc."
  • "A brief appearance of a character, species, or item in a medium (a game, movie, comic, etc.) other than the one it originated in."
  • "An extension to HTML to allow styles (e.g., color, font, and size) to be specified for certain elements of a hypertext document."
  • "A programming error in a video game that results in unintended behavior, ranging from characters falling through solid objects or otherwise defying proper gameplay, to game freezes and the corruption or loss of saved data."
  • "In some platformer games, there is a certain number of lives that the player has."
  • "When the information from two or more articles is combined into a single page."
  • "An edit that doesn't really change the content of a page, but rather, fixes small details or mistakes, and other such maintenance work." (Remove commas.)
  • "This can happen when subjects are renamed over the course of the Mario series itself, or when a more appropriate and/or useful name is discovered, revealed, or suggested."
  • "In this wiki, the abbreviation denotes generally the North and South American versions of games for the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, or Wii, but can also include South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. These versions come into play mainly for region locking, although minor gameplay and localization differences may exist between NTSC and its European/Australian counterpart, PAL, versions."
  • "In this wiki, the abbreviation denotes generally the European and Australian version of games for the NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, or Wii."
  • "Used before a username/a group of users (i.e., "Per X", or "Per all") to indicate that the person agrees with that/those user(s). Used in voting for Featured Articles, Proposals, etc. Etymologically, "per" is Latin for "through", so literally, the voter is expressing their opinion through the other user(s)." (Remove comma after "Per X"; un-italicize "per" after "Etymologically.")
  • "A wiki link where the displayed text is different from the article it leads to. Example: Mario shows up as Mario, but actually links to the Mario (franchise) page." (Remove comma.)
  • "This also includes altering the text (such as making the switch from active to passive, e.g., 'Mario stomped on the Goomba' to 'The Goomba was stomped by Mario.')."
  • "For example, in Luigi's Mansion 3, after the player goes through the door in the back of the Main Observation Room, the rest of The Last Resort becomes inaccessible and the player's only option is to climb to the Rooftop and face King Boo." (This fixes a dangling modifier.)
  • "In Super Smash Bros. games, the term refers to either reducing one's damage percentage or returning to the stage after being attacked or falling."
  • "Short for Role Playing Game." (Add quotation marks around "Role Playing Game.")
  • "A work of fiction (book, game, etc.) that continues the story or otherwise builds upon a previously released work."
  • "A user's name or a design that includes the name, which a user puts below or after their comments on talk pages to show that they were the one who wrote said comment."
  • "Spin-off or spinoff" (This is just another spelling, not a correction.)
  • "A game that has other gameplay types rather than the usual gameplay type it has (e.g., Mario Tennis, Mario Kart)."
  • "A file type that, unlike raster formats (PNG, JPEG, GIF), is comprised of vectors (shapes), rather than pixels."
  • "Short for Table of Contents." (Add quotation marks around "Table of Contents.")
  • "A box that users are free to create and use to describe their likes, dislikes, favorites, and other pieces of information about themselves." Dwhitney (talk) 16:29, June 10, 2021 (EDT)
Changed what I thought needed changing. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:35, June 10, 2021 (EDT),
In this phrase, is "actually" meant to be italicized? "A system of classification that separates official media products from unofficial media products and official but disowned works, therefore determining which characters, locations, events, etc. 'actually' exist in a series' fictional universe." Dwhitney (talk) 18:16, June 10, 2021 (EDT)
No, I don't think so. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:22, June 10, 2021 (EDT)

Here are more errors I found on MarioWiki:Good writing. What's in bold is how I believe the text should be corrected.

  • "However, there are a few issues that frequently come up with the writing."
  • In the "Bad writing" section, after "Summaries that aren't," "Pseudo-walkthroughs," "Padding," "Mario mania," "Everything but the kitchen sink," "Captain Obvious," "Flowery writing," "Epic writing," "Gridmark," "Reading between the lines," "Unsupported analysis," "Judgement calls," "Knitting everything together," "Fan worship," and "Fusing gameplay and story elements," change the hyphen to an en dash.
  • ""Peach is kidnapped by Bowser and Mario sets off to rescue her." is plot. "Mario traversed the grassy plains of World 1 and used Super Mushrooms, Fire Flowers, and rare Invincibility Stars to defeat new foes and challenge the False Bowser waiting for him at the castle." is not plot. It's cruft." Dwhitney (talk) 16:30, June 20, 2021 (EDT)

Here are more errors I found on MarioWiki:Glossary. What's in bold is how I believe the text should be corrected.

  • "the smallest unit of storage - sufficient to hold one bit." (Change the hyphen to an en dash.)
  • Since "bot" uses a plural definition, I think the word should be "bots."
  • "Cover version (often shortened to cover)" (Put the second "cover" in quotation marks.)
  • "Not to be confused with remix." (Put "remix" in quotation marks.)
  • "It is equivalent to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), from which all other time zones are offset."
  • "Not to be confused with cover version." (Put "cover version" in quotation marks.)
  • "Short for Stupid Pointless and Annoying Message." (Unitalicize "Stupid Pointless and Annoying Message" and put it in quotation marks, simply because other shortened forms on MarioWiki:Glossary are in quotation marks.) Dwhitney (talk) 23:19, July 23, 2021 (EDT)
When do you think you'll fix these errors? Dwhitney (talk) 18:57, July 28, 2021 (EDT)
I've been very busy, will do so when I can. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:43, July 29, 2021 (EDT)

Sentence structure[edit]

This sentence has been like this on Aces High since near the page's creation: "The only way the player can get rid of the following Bullet Bill is to do an off-course and get rid of it." Do you think you can make the sentence sound better? I asked Mario jc this a few days ago, but he didn't reply. Do you have an answer to my question? Dwhitney (talk) 17:04, July 5, 2021 (EDT)

I think by "off-course", it means the player has to flying into the course's barrier, which will make them do an immediate U-Turn. The action would result in the Bullet Bill flying past them. I haven't played MP3 in a long time, but that's how I'm understanding it. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 00:37, July 6, 2021 (EDT)
Mario jc did reply to my question, saying, "Maybe it can be changed to 'The only way the player can evade a Bullet Bill pursuing them is to veer away from its trajectory.' but this is based on footage I watched since I don't own the game." Now I'm wondering whether the sentence is referring to how a player can get rid of a Bullet Bill he or she launched or how a player can avoid it, the former sounding more likely. Dwhitney (talk) 01:11, July 6, 2021 (EDT)
Maybe I misinterpreted "following Bullet Bill" as meaning the first Bullet Bill that a player launches. Dwhitney (talk) 01:41, July 6, 2021 (EDT)
I think "following Bullet Bill" is referring the the Bullet Bill that is going after a player. I think this might work: "If being chased by a Bullet Bill, the player needs to head toward the arena's barrier, which will cause them to automatically turn around and make the Bullet Bill miss." Someone with MP3 should verify, however. If only there was some kind of retro digital service Nintendo could've put this game on... Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:36, July 6, 2021 (EDT)

What needs to be done.[edit]

I'm new here and I'm looking for something to do to help the wiki. GamerLover08 (talk) 09:41, July 22, 2021 (EDT)

Welcome! You can check out MarioWiki:Maintenance or current Spotlight to see what needs to be done! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 09:58, July 22, 2021 (EDT)

I'm back![edit]

Hey, Alex! I'm back! I got my password reset! Artwork of Yoshi from Mario Party 10 (also used in Super Mario Party and Mario Kart Tour)YoshiFan08(Talk)(Edits)Green Yoshi

Hello! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:25, August 9, 2021 (EDT)

Underwater[edit]

Hello! I'm planning to creating an article related to the underwater sections in Mario Kart courses. But I'm not sure that this article is required, as I'm afraid it might just get deleted. Can you give me some advice? MKT Icon Wario.pngWildWario (talk) 06:05, August 31, 2021

I don't think we accept stuff like that. We don't cover specific track segments as separate articles. But we have anti-gravity, so maybe it's worth making a talk page question about it on the main talk page or something? Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:48, August 31, 2021 (EDT)
If I can suggest something, water/swimming is a common mechanic throughout the Mario franchise that I think might be worth making an article for it, like lava and poison. Maybe a "Water" article can be created covering its appearances and effects in games, including the Mario Kart underwater sections. Zero Suit Samus costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 22:08, August 31, 2021 (EDT)
Thanks for your opinions. I'll try something like that out. MKT Icon Wario.pngWildWario (talk) 22:17, August 31, 2021 (EDT)
Water is already something in Paper Mario, but yeah, a coverage like that would work. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:46, August 31, 2021 (EDT)