User talk:Alex95

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Status: Very active. Working on designing my next Power Master game and the wiki for the series, as well as several projects for this wiki and other NIWA wikis.
Current project: Creating level articles for Mario vs. Donkey Kong.
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)
  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.
  6. I'm a friendly guy and am willing to engage in friendly conversation, so long as the sections don't become too excessive.
  7. I will archive once this talk page reaches 100 messages. Please do not make any message telling me to archive. It's a waste of a notification, and it will be removed.
  8. I welcome friendship, but only if I know you well enough.
  9. Unless it's an important response you should know about or if I started the conversation on your page, I will respond here.
  10. Have fun!

Re: Arms/Tentacles[edit]

In cephalopods, "tentacle" refers solely to the paired long appendages on squid that have a leaf-shaped area with spikes or suction cups on the ends of a long, cupless line. "Arm" refers to the shorter, triangular appendages with suction cups covering the entire bottom side that all cephalopods have. Octopuses have 8 arms and 0 tentacles, and squid have 8 or 10 arms, depending on exact species, and 2 tentacles. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 01:31, 11 April 2018 (EDT)

MVDK Last Two Expert Levels[edit]

I saw you were having a little trouble with the last two expert levels in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. I don't own the game myself, but did you complete the first ten expert levels (collect all presents and beat all high scores)? If not, perhaps that might be the reason they weren't unlocked. LuigiMaster123Icon.png LuigiMaster123 00:53, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

Yeah, I haven't beaten any of the Expert levels yet, so that may be it. I'm dumb and forgot there were Presents in those levels, so collecting all Presents could still be a requirement. Doesn't look like there are any high scores to beat, though, so that's good! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 11:09, 13 April 2018 (EDT)


Grrrols and Thwomps are strikingly similar when placed side-by-side..... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:40, 13 April 2018 (EDT)

Level images[edit]

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I don't think the level selection screenshots are better. I expressly chose screenshots that encapsulate the basic elements and atmosphere of their worlds; the screenshot on the right, for example, has hanging chains, lava, and flame-throwing Shy Guys, just what's highly representative for Fire Mountain and gives the player a direct idea about it. Besides, the level menus look repetitive to me, and the article really should show more of the game itself. I hope you understand. -- Super SuperRadio.png Radio 15:42, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

I'll let you do it, but if you had a certain idea in mind, let me know! -- Super SuperRadio.png Radio 15:52, 14 April 2018 (EDT)

Re: TPP formatting[edit]

I knew I copied the TPP formatting correctly! The template was just missing a vital part, {{TPP}}. Could you update MarioWiki:Proposals (and any relevant pages) with a guide as follows (with <pre> tags:)

===[enter the proposal title here]===

[describe what issue this proposal is about and what changes you think should be made to improve how the wiki handles that issue]

'''Proposer''': {{User|[enter your username here]}}<br>
'''Deadline''': [insert a deadline here, 7 days after the proposal was created (14 for writing guidelines and talk page proposals), at 23:59 GMT, in the format: "August 8, 2011, 23:59 GMT"]

#{{User|[enter your username here]}} [make a statement indicating that you support your proposal]



--The Retro Gamer 01:01, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Also, why are all the times in GMT? Isn't EDT the wiki default? --The Retro Gamer 01:03, 16 April 2018 (EDT)
It says to add {{TPP}}, but the easy-to-use boilerplate should also include it. Why should it require needless typing? --The Retro Gamer 01:25, 16 April 2018 (EDT)

Rocky Wrench[edit]

Why can a sea slug be derived from a bat and an alien octopus be derived from a shiitake it looks nothing like, but a mole cannot be derived from the turtle/mole that now seems to be just mole that it was named after and that came before it? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 13:31, 17 April 2018 (EDT)

Who knows. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 14:21, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
The point is if it works for all of them, it should work here too, otherwise there's arbitrariness going on. As Link-The-Lefty pointed out, Choropoo seems to mean "Poo that darts around" (as stupid as that sounds in English...) Hence, it is named to be a specific variation of Poo, and variations of previous things are, by definition, derivative. Hence, Monty Mole is derivative of Rocky Wrench, according to official nomenclature, and saying otherwise is defying said official nomenclature. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:20, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
I've rebutted your expanded response, which hilariously enough seems to have used my own words. Anyways, your response still seems to hinge on "derived" being biological, which it is not. It means "based upon." The designers were pretty obviously going for a variant thereof, a thing that players would connect to a thing they'd seen before, as the name doesn't just hint, but ultimately proves beyond any doubt at all. The name Choropoo is basically "Scuttling Rocky Wrench." And the current infobox layout says that "Rocky Wrench" was initially based off of the "Scuttling Rocky Wrench" which came three years later, which makes no sense whatsoever. EDIT: And I see you responded. As have I, as have I. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:09, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
I agree that there is definitely some confliction of information here, or lack of information altogether, but I don't believe a proposal was the right course of action here without any real definitive proof to back the claim. As I said, the Japanese name is a start, but I don't think it is enough to solidify anything. If there is an official bio somewhere, Japanese or English or otherwise, then that would be enough. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:14, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
I'd say there's about as much as Buzzy Beetle and Magmus. One's a turtle, the other's some sort of rock thing (that appears to have eight feet, take that SMW Spike Top!) that has a Japanese name that says it's a Buzzy. They also tend to be listed together, like on that Japanese SM3DL .pdf, where Choropoo, Goropoo, and Poo were all listed together (with Poo additionally being away from the main Kame on the list, Nokonoko). Then there's the fact that they share models in all recent 3D games featuring both... Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:21, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
Do you have a link to the Japanese 3D Land pdf? That might be something to look into. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:23, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
I've posted it a few times. I misremembered something too: Rocky is fairly well distanced from five Koopas, which are on the opposite page; Spiny is the only "close" one. Anyways, I've checked, and the word "Choropoo" never comes up in Poo's description, so it's probably not a variant of it...anyways, here it is again: [1] Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:26, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
So Mario jc translated it for me (because I suck at Japanese :P) and yeah, the two don't reference each other. The names are similar, as are the appearances of the two, but I would still prefer some kind of official statement between the relations. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:59, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
Y'all might be askin' a tad much, there. Pretty sure there's no official statement regarding this enemy's relation to this one, this one, or this one, but it's pretty obviously there. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:14, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
The major reason why I'm asking for an official statement is because of Rocky Wrench's redesign, making it now resemble a Monty Mole. It may share a name and design now, but that wasn't always the case. I'm looking, but I'm not finding a statement, so until one is provided or I find one on my own, we're at an impasse. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 23:19, 17 April 2018 (EDT)
SlightMedia:Rocky wrench.jpg resemblanceMedia:SMBD page 60.png from the get-go. And certainly moreso than Goomba snd Galoomba, they weren't even shaped or colored the same. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:22, 17 April 2018 (EDT)


I know this isn't a question, but I was looking at your userbox and noticed your birthday is today, so Happy Birthday! Sincerely, Banzai-Phil.png

My birthday was actually nineteen days ago, but thanks anyway! :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:27, 22 April 2018 (EDT)

No problem! :)

Please protect this page![edit]

Thanks! MLPJToadetteWink.gif ToadettetheAchiever 17:44, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

Done. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 17:53, 24 April 2018 (EDT)

My permission[edit]

I give permission to use the images from my site. Because I can not put the images here.

ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 14:51, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

(Wow that's a lot of green and yellow) Okay, if I can find anything we don't have, I'll add it :) Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 13:55, 25 April 2018 (EDT)

Can't get balloon blast in nabbit mission[edit]

When I completed the mission ,the toad said something about a poetry book and didn't give me the Bros attack! Please help Alex95! Wariopig (talk) 15:56, 25 April 2018 (EDT) Wariopig

I haven't played Paper Jam, sorry. I don't know anything more than what the Balloon Blast and Nabbit#Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam pages say. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 15:59, 25 April 2018 (EDT)


Hi I haven't been here in a long time but I see that you made it to sysop! Congratulations!!! :D :D :D --Luigifan312 (talk) 21:43, 26 April 2018 (EDT)

Thanks! Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:44, 26 April 2018 (EDT)