User talk:Spectrogram

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Good day, if you're going to post something on this talk page, from now on I will only reply on this page, unless you specifically tell me to reply on yours. Keep that in mind, and hope your day is going well.

Spectrogram (talk)

Navigation templates / categories[edit]

Hello, thanks for creating those articles, though in the future, please keep in mind that they should have a navigation template and category at the bottom of the page (refer to MarioWiki:Manual of Style#Navigation templates and MarioWiki:Manual of Style#Categories). In the case of Walls for demolition, it should have:

[[Category:Mario Objects]]
[[Category:Wrecking Crew]]

You can look at other similar articles to see which navigation templates and categories to use. Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 06:20, January 11, 2021 (EST)

These articles you're creating would benefit with displaying images, so remember to add {{image}} at the top as well if there aren't any. Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 20:42, January 13, 2021 (EST)


Hello, Spectrogram. Good job on your recent uploads, but when uploading files, keep in mind that you must correctly categorize the file. It's simple to learn how to do so. Just search for the correct category by starting with the following groups:

Images Audio/video files

When uploading, copy the full title of the category and insert it in square brackets into the summary text box below the {{aboutfile}} template, replacing the {{uncategorized}} template entirely. If you're using the upload function from the text editor, simply add the category link to the description. For example, files related to the game Super Mario World would use:

[[Category:Super Mario World images]]
[[Category:Super Mario World media files]]

Please consider the above information before uploading more files. Keep in mind that some files can belong to multiple categories. Do not put images into the media files category, or vice versa. If you continue uploading files without categorizing them correctly, then a warning will be issued. Thank you for reading, and keep contributing.

Hello, Spectrogram. Good job on your recent uploads, but when uploading files, keep in mind that you must correctly use the {{aboutfile}} template. What you were doing looks like this, and it is an inconvenience for other users to fix up the template. It is simple to learn how to format it correctly. The pre-loaded coding is shown below.

|1=Subject of the image
|2=Where you found the image
|4=Describe edits, if any
|5=Other versions (use file link)

Just replace the necessary parts with that corresponding information, and remove the entire line of the variable(s) you don't use. If you do not wish to use the template at all, then it is acceptable to simply remove it before you upload the file. Please consider the above information before uploading more files. If you continue using {{aboutfile}} incorrectly, then a warning will be issued. Thank you for reading, and keep contributing.

Make sure to categorise the file and remove any parameters from the "aboutfile" template that you're not using (like "3=Artist"). Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 05:32, January 3, 2022 (EST)


Hi. I deleted the move request on the Xylophone page, as there's really no point in moving the page to a guide name if there's already an in-game name, right? PrincessPeachFan (talk) 08:32, February 6, 2022 (EST)

RE: Mistakes[edit]

You're welcome, nice work on the articles. Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 05:06, February 21, 2022 (EST)

Re:Fire Block[edit]

It's been a while so I don't recall exact reasons, but looking at the disambiguation page, I think it was because the Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis article is the only one to actually use "Fire Block" in the title. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:30, April 6, 2022 (EDT)


Where does the alternate name "Stone Pillar" come from? It's not in the Lost Kingdom brochure, so I'd like to know where you got it. Dark BonesSig.png 14:47, July 27, 2022 (EDT)

Please do not post RE: messages on my talk page. As I state at the top of my talk page in large letters, I really don't like them. They fracture discussions and make them hard to follow. It's so much easier to follow discussions when they stick to one page.
Anyway, I think "Stone Pillar" is a better name for the article, since "ruin" is used as more of a generic descriptive term than anything. Dark BonesSig.png 14:59, July 27, 2022 (EDT)
/[Regarding your talk page]/ > I'll keep it in mind, thanks!
/[Regarding the alternative name]/ > I believe Ruin should stay as the name of the article, because it is used the most commonly in-game and in Prima guide. Spectrogram (talk) 15:04, July 27, 2022 (EDT)

Yellow piece of the maze[edit]

You included a reference for this object's "name" that consisted entirely of the letter "G". I'm not sure what you meant to put there, but it needs fixed. Dark BonesSig.png 14:59, July 28, 2022 (EDT)

Treble clef[edit]

Hi, just wondering: do you intend to eventually create an article on Super Mario Odyssey's treble clef? Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 15:04, August 9, 2022 (EDT)

Okay, got it. Thanks! Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 15:26, August 9, 2022 (EDT)

Spinning block[edit]

Quick question; what's the context of this name's origin? (As in, how is it used in a sentence?) S o m e t h i n g o n e ! Badge Bandit 09:14, August 10, 2022 (EDT)

Yeah, that's not really much of a name. It's just a description of what they are; a block that spins/rotates. S o m e t h i n g o n e ! Badge Bandit 18:44, August 10, 2022 (EDT)

New articles[edit]

A couple things regarding the Odyssey pages, make sure to tag any articles that need images but don't have one with {{image}}, and that they're linked to somewhere on the wiki, otherwise they become orphaned pages. Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 09:03, August 11, 2022 (EDT)


I don't know if you're aware of this, but we used to have an article on Monita, but it was deleted via proposal. If you want it restored, you have to start another proposal. Also, if you feel the need to add a stub template to a new article you just created, you should hold off on creating it; creating new stub articles is against policy. Dark BonesSig.png 15:03, August 14, 2022 (EDT)

About this Pinballer edit[edit]

Do you think it would be acceptable to point out that the Pinballer and F.L.U.D.D. share the exact same colors with no mention of a possible involvement with E. Gadd? --Conradd (talk) 11:35, August 16, 2022 (EDT)

Some minor formatting stuff[edit]

On that proposal you just made: why did you link to the affected articles with a full URL instead of just using [[these]]? Seems unnecessary and just adds clutter. Also you should use Template:fake link to link to proposed article creations instead of redlinking them, just in case the proposal doesn't pass. Dark BonesSig.png 17:15, August 19, 2022 (EDT)

To be honest, I just like full links a lot more. Spectrogram (talk) 15:51, August 20, 2022 (EDT)

Re:Nintendo Land egg[edit]

I haven't played this in a long while, but you can see one here (though it seems they're just referred to as "eggs" here, but filename content/Common/Model/Ttl_St_Ysi_Yoshi_egg.szs makes it clear it's Yoshi's. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:49, August 21, 2022 (EDT)

About your proposal[edit]

Do you have a response to Hewer's comment? I personally agree with him that the proposal is unnecessary, not to mention it feels like a knee-jerk reaction to a single edit that declared those proposals implemented without checking to see if the relevant policy pages had been updated to account for them. Simply message an admin with the necessary changes so the pages can be updated, this issue does not require a proposal. Dark BonesSig.png 18:54, September 6, 2022 (EDT)

This isn't the case, I believe the proposal is necessary. It's ok if others do not feel the same way about it, but I believe it is needed. Spectrogram (talk) 00:50, September 7, 2022 (EDT)
Why, though? You outright stated that you made the proposal in response to a single edit. A single editor's whims cannot be considered representative of the community as a whole. The thought of the policy pages needing updated probably just slipped RHG's mind. The problem could have been easily solved by messaging an admin with the necessary policy page changes or a simple revert with an edit summary explaining why the job wasn't fully done. No need to make a Cookie Mountain out of a Monty Mole hill here. Dark BonesSig.png 13:29, September 7, 2022 (EDT)
You have a point, I'll think about it some more and potentially cancel a proposal. Spectrogram (talk) 13:46, September 7, 2022 (EDT)

RE: Use of parts of images in different formats[edit]

It's better to crop directly from the original file to preserve the original quality and format (so it's not like a png that looks like a jpg, in some cases). As for the ones already uploaded, what's done is done, but in the future, best to save the image directly and use that. If you're getting those Nintendo Power scans from, though (like this), they can use reuploading anyway since the images there are actually bigger than the ones you uploaded (all the more reason to use the source image rather than screenshotting the webpage). Wolf Link costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 04:30, March 2, 2023 (EST)