User talk:Dinoguy1000/Archive/2010/07

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Hey I just noticed. Congratulations for becoming an admin! --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 00:57, June 28, 2010 (UTC)

Heh, thanks, but I've been an admin for a couple of months already now... =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 02:44, June 28, 2010 (UTC)
Well, you know what they say; better late than never. --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 09:38, June 28, 2010 (UTC)
=D ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 23:34, July 2, 2010 (UTC)

Unofficial name template

Noticed you add it at every card which still has the approximate one. That must be really tedious. Need some help with it? --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 23:55, July 2, 2010 (UTC)

Nah, I'm just doing that to clear out some of the subcategories of Category:Card pages with an approximate name (changing the template isn't strictly necessary, but I'm editing the pages anyways, so...). Besides, my bot does the change automatically anyways (when I happen to run it ;) ), so they'll all be converted eventually anyways. You should certainly feel free to update the usage yourself when you're editing card pages for other reasons, though. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 00:10, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
Of course. I don't add the template to cards when I don't have anything else to edit as well, but whenever I see it when I translate a card name I correct it. Yeah, I forgot your bot sorry. --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 12:56, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
No problem. The only reason I've not run my bot any recently is that I'm working on something new and I don't have all the kinks worked out yet (that, and I haven't worked all the bugs out of the regexes for it, either =) ). ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 15:24, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
Ok. All right, this is kinda irrelevant to our conversation but it is somewhat important so I would ask you some day. But since I hate annoying you all the time, I'm gonna go straight ahead and ask: When I translate Anime-only and Manga-only card names, is it necessary to add the template or not? I'm talking of course about cards mentioned in the anime series which haven't been dubbed yet in my language. --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 21:25, July 3, 2010 (UTC)
Please feel free to annoy me all you'd like; one side effect of all my time spent on Wikipedia is that I enjoy answering questions from other users - I like the feeling of helping others out, and I also like the chance to test how much I know and how clearly I can explain it. =) As for tagging unofficial translations of anime- and manga- (and, by extension, video game-, but I have no idea what the state of Greek licensing of YGO video games is) only cards, I would say it's probably not as important, but it also couldn't hurt, if the little bit of extra work doesn't bother you too much. =) Also, in case you haven't noticed it yet, I thought I'd point out that in the InsertChars box below the edit window, I've added a link to automatically add the code "{{Unofficial name|}}" into the edit window, thus saving you some typing. As an added bonus, it automatically positions the cursor between the pipe and closing brackets, so you can immediately insert the language name after clicking it, without having to scroll or click inside the edit box or anything. Cheers! =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:53, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Dude thank you so very much! This is sweet. It might sound trivial but this typing was really tiring. You are in my mind Dinoguy1000. About the video games, hmm...I don't really know for sure but I highly doubt that they have been translated in Greek. Ok, I'll add the template. Don't worry, the extra work is really nothing, especially now. Thanks a lot for your response! Oh and in case you live in U.S.A., happy 4th of July! --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 08:03, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
And yeah I know it's past midnight in U.S.A., I just wanted to say it. --Montechristo95 (talkcontribs) 08:11, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Yep, I'm in the USA (in Pana, Illinois, in fact), and happy 4th of July to you, too, if it means anything for you. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 08:56, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Problems with my signature

Hi, can you help me with my signature? Every time I attempt to use the 4 squiggly lines as my sig, I come up with something like this {{SUBST:Template:Signature/UltimateKuriboh}} 21:41, July 3, 2010 (UTC), something which is totally different from the signatures that I see with everyone else. I would very much appreciate it if you could help me; you seem like a pretty tech-savvy person. TY very much for your time in considering this. —This unsigned comment was made by UltimateKuriboh (talkcontribs) on 21:41, July 3, 2010.

Hello UltimateKuriboh, could you do me a favor and post the exact contents of the signature field from your preferences here, between <nowiki></nowiki> tags for me? (the final text in your edit window should look like <nowiki>signature code here</nowiki> without the italics, of course) Also, make sure you have the "Custom signature" box, immediately below the signature field, checked. Thanks! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:58, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
O.K., here it is: {{SUBST:Template:Signature/UltimateKuriboh}}. However, I think I may have solved the problem, IF my signature is normal at the end of this post. If it is, thanks for responding for my post! UltimateKuriboh (talkcontribs) 07:30, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
You unchecked the "Custom signatre" box in your preferences, right? In any case, after some sleep and a couple of days, the problem is pretty obvious to me - the page Template:Signature/UltimateKuriboh doesn't exist. If you're wanting to do something like what I'm doing with my signature, I would recommend that you create a page in your userspace, such as User:UltimateKuriboh/sig, instead of creating a page in the template namespace. You would then put the code {{subst:User:UltimateKuriboh/sig}} (adjusted according to the actual page name) in the signature field of your preferences, and check the "Custom signature" box underneath it. If you would like any more help, feel free to ask! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 22:37, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

Splitting Forum:Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki Discussion

Can we please split them as soon as possible? It is really annoying keeping up with the Discussion that really matter. Most people already agree to this idea.-- HHTurtle  (Talk) 10:32, July 4, 2010 (UTC)

I agree with you in principle, but so far you are the only other person who has commented on my proposal (I think there were a few comments on it in the sidebar update forum topic, but the issue is outside the scope of that particular discussion). I'll probably start a new forum discussion on the matter in the next few days instead, as that should garner a certain amount more interest. In the meantime, you can point out the current discussion to other users if you'd like. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 04:02, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

On that note, what do we need for the sidebar change to be implemented? Is there somebody who is already creating the new sidebar?-- HHTurtle  (Talk) 12:02, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Really, it just requires Delt or I to make a concrete proposal (i.e. an actual list of items) based on the discussion, and for at least a few other people to okay it (unless Delt decides to skip that stage himself). I've just been dragging my feet about it because I'm like that. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 15:13, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Template: Card table set

So far I've seen that the template itself if running smoothly and as YamiWheeler said it makes it look better. I look forward to the template itself being at a finished set, but then again it more than likely will always be in a working state such as other Templates on the wiki. I'll continue to deploy the template, and if I see anything broken that you aren't aware of I'll inform you.--Rkdew0 (talkcontribs) 05:25, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Happy Fourth of July!

So yeah... Fallensilence (talkcontribs) 05:53, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

A little late (it's almost one in the morning here), but yeah. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 05:54, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Language?

Well, I am deaf duelist. Therefore English was my second language, following after America Sign Language as my primary. Thanks for your patience. And you can continue asking if you wish to know more about myself. ^_^ --FredCat100 (talkcontribs) 15:32, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Aah, cool. I think you're the first person I know who I know to be deaf... By the way, how extensible is ASL, anyways? Is it like English, readily accepting neologisms and loanwords? ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 15:43, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
That's good to know. ASL is much different from English directly. As it lacked verb such as is, are, at, to, etc that used for sentence. That's why I am not very good with Grammar sometimes.
Like for explain; English - "Did you hear that my brother is marrying soon?" while in ASL - "My brother marry soon you heard?" You see the difference? --FredCat100 (talkcontribs) 15:46, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Aah, makes sense. I've understood for a while that English and ASL are different, but I've never heard or read anything about how ASL works until now. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 15:54, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, that's good you came to a person who know the difference. I am glad that we are friend now. ^_^ --FredCat100 (talkcontribs) 16:45, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Template:Infobox video game bulleted lists

The infobox used to change bulleted lists to another neat list format. Since the HTML table conversion, the bullet is visible on the first item on the lists as an *. See the release dates section on Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia for example. Are you able to fix this? Also depending on your browser there should be a small space at the start of each item. That's there in case some items go over two lines, so you can see where each one starts. -- Deltaneos (talk) 00:44, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

I fixed the bullet issue, but I'm not sure what you're talking about with the space - would it be possible for you to sandbox an example? ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 04:39, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
You can see an example in the "video games" section under "appears in" in Yugi Muto's infobox. -- Deltaneos (talk) 20:32, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
Aah, I see - each item begins with a bit of whitespace, and if the item wraps to the next line, there is no preceding whitespace on the wrapped line, making it easy to see the difference between two items on two lines, and one item wrapped over two lines. I think I got it fixed, but if it's still not (quite) working for some reason, I'm probably going to have to revert my HTML conversion. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 23:01, July 7, 2010 (UTC)


I still dont know why we use that image for Dark Magician, can you tell me why? —This unsigned comment was made by Wardek (talkcontribs) 00:36, July 8, 2010

As I said in my edit summary, current policy on-wiki is to use an image of the most recently-released English version of the card in question (or, if there has been no English release, the most recent Japanese one). Besides that, the image you uploaded was named incorrectly according to our image policy, and duplicated a correctly-named image which was uploaded almost a year and a half ago. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 01:44, July 8, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for that

I kinda like that better. Thanks! --Monte (talkcontribs) 01:11, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

No problem; happy to help. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:12, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

Contradiction Template isn't working

Title says it all, see Card Rulings:Future Fusion for an example. Falzar FZ (talkcontribs) 01:19, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

That would be all my fault; I replaced {{Ambox}} with Wikipedia's version earlier and neglected to update whatever templates had been using it. I'll fix that and see if there are any others. Thanks for the heads-up! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 01:45, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

Pyramid Enegry helppp

Hello , I currently have two deck posted, and I was wondering if you had time to help with the links , and more importantly, the decks I;m trying to make them both ready to take on blackwings ,and REDMD decks...I need more tuners in my Cold Water dragon deck, and a faster way to some Oblisk the Torrmentor in my Eyption deck..any help would be apprecated ...sorry for the bad spelling. DragonWater (talkcontribs) 01:01, July 10, 2010 (UTC)

Hello DragonWater, unfortunately, I really can't offer any help with decks - I am a collector first and foremost, and almost never duel myself. You would be better off waiting for answers in your forum topics, keeping in mind it may be a day or more before anyone responds. Sorry! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 01:05, July 10, 2010 (UTC)

I Have a Job for your Bot

Hi Dinoguy1000, I was wondering if you could have your bot change any pages that link to Gold Series 2010 (TCG) so that they link to so that they link to Gold Series 3 instead. --Trivi-AM (talk) 13:33, July 10, 2010 (UTC)

Shouldn't be too hard. Setting it up, in fact, may actually take a bit longer than the bot run itself. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 15:54, July 10, 2010 (UTC)
Done. This page is now the only one which links to the redirect. Note that I ran this change on top of all other changes my bot is set up with (except the experimental stuff), so most of the edited pages have recieved random fixes aside from the bypassed redirect. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 16:13, July 10, 2010 (UTC)

Level 12 Monsters

There is 1 level 12 monster: Dragon Master Knight. Just to let you know. —This unsigned comment was made by (talkcontribs) 03:03, July 11, 2010

I never claimed there were no level 12 monsters. There are currently, in fact, 13 level 12 monsters, counting the anime-only ones. What I instead stated was that there are no level -12 (that is, negative 12) monsters. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:07, July 11, 2010 (UTC)


Is there any reason why the templates are on top? Also, should the abbreviated rarities in parenthesises be unlinked? Bracketing them seems to get the point through. Thanks! Toob (Leave a message) 03:22, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

No idea; that predates any involvement I had with the template.
I like them better linked, but I guess it's ultimately just personal preference. Unlink them if you'd like. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:24, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

Multiple Forumheader categories

Some forums are put into multiple topics, such as Forum:E-Mailed Rulings from Konami. But now only the category for the first topic is added. Could you take a look? I'd rather not risk interfering with the changes you've made to Template:Forumheader. -- Deltaneos (talk) 16:15, July 11, 2010 (UTC)

I know what the problem is; I already updated it to allow two forum breadcrumb links, and completely forgot about the categories. =P Are there any threads using more than two topics? ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 07:08, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
Not that I know of. -- Deltaneos (talk) 19:11, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
All right. If there are, they'll eventually be caught in Category:Forumheader transclusions to be checked. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 06:19, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks again!

Just noticed an edit you made in my page 3 days ago. Thanks for fixing the link to the movie! Yeah, those godamn links sure are tricky and I'm not an experienced editor. --Monte (talkcontribs) 18:13, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Heh, no problem... I've noticed that you've got a couple other "long links" to Wikipedia articles; I can update those with interwiki syntax for you if you'd like (and if you haven't already done it yourself)... =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 19:54, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Dude, do whatever you think is right with my user page. Thanks! --Monte (talkcontribs) 19:59, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Sure thing (also, happy to see I pointed you to an article right up your alley...)! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 20:09, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks again! Yeah, card stories are cool. I have written one of them; see Dark Ruler Ha Des in the Card Storylines. --Monte (talkcontribs) 20:20, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
I'd like to know how many others there are that haven't been officially documented... and how much planning they put into these "easter egg" storylines. =D ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 20:25, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
There is also the Warrior of Zera story (personal fav). Dunno but they are probably pretty much concerned about them. Thanks for the edit count btw, it was annoying me the way it was before. --Monte (talkcontribs) 20:32, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm just glad this wiki doesn't use a Monaco stylesheet that turns all text white by default; that causes all sorts of problems with templates and boxes and stuff that have to be fixed on a case-by-case basis... ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 22:42, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Yes about that. I don't know about you but I have changed the background of the wiki by visiting my preferences option. I guess that applies only for my account. Anyway, I'm currently using a skin called "Carbon". It makes the background grey and gives the wiki a more shady look. I just couldn't stand that damn red-white style the admins have chosen for a general style. The annoying thing is that the background i'm using does turn all letters white by default. That's not always a bad thing; but in some cases the letters can't be read. And I was wondering; is there a way so that I could bypass this problem? Some sort of...adjustment? Hope you understand what I'm saying... --Monte (talkcontribs) 23:40, July 13, 2010 (UTC)
Indeed, changing your skin only changes it for you. You're actually not the only one who doesn't like the custom Monaco skin; Deltaneos uses the Monobook skin, and the only reason I use Monaco Custom is because I like to see what custom work wiki admins have put into their skins. As for the color problem, you could try something like * { color: black; } in your monaco.css file, adjusting the color value until you find one with a good readability balance for the main background versus the white/off-white used in many templates. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 00:16, July 14, 2010 (UTC)
Is there a special code for each color that I need to imput or should I just enter the color's name? --Monte (talkcontribs) 00:31, July 14, 2010 (UTC)
It's CSS, so it can be an HTML color name, an X11 color name, a hex triplet, or an RGB triplet. For more information, have a look at Wikipedia's Web colors article. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 04:12, July 15, 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the links! --Monte (talkcontribs) 12:55, July 15, 2010 (UTC)
No problem! =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 05:20, July 16, 2010 (UTC)

Got it

Thanks very much for the tips dinoguy, i'm much more familiar with the use of the unofficial template now. See ya! --Ianus-kun (talkcontribs) 17:58, July 14, 2010 (UTC)

No problem; happy to help! =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 04:05, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

Unofficial Names

Hai :)! I have a small question: Does the Arabic "Official" name mean the one used in the Anime Dub? =] --Hydronic (talkcontribs) 13:44, July 15, 2010 (UTC)

Basically. A card name is "official" in a given language if it has been used in any official media in that language. The anime, the manga, video games, the cards themselves, even stuff like posters or toys. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 05:19, July 16, 2010 (UTC)
I see. Thank's =]!--Hydronic (talkcontribs) 09:09, July 16, 2010 (UTC)

Messing with style pages

Actually I was hoping you'd... "play around" with them that time. w:c:anime:MediaWiki:Anime-Box.css is part of the synced CSS. But the amount of style classes (see the bottom of that page) given is quite limited. Do you know how we would go about adding more? -- Deltaneos (talk) 17:07, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

That probably depends on what you're wanting to add exactly. For instance, IMHO we shouldn't use these styles to style CardTable2, but instead develop a "card-table" class here with appropriate subclasses, which is something I've been meaning to do for a while anyways. That is based on my own experience working with CSS, though, and there *could* be very good arguments for using the generalized styles. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 17:14, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
You know more about this than me, so you probably know the better course of action. What I had been trying you can see here. It'd be like the one labelled "Example", which is using one of the styles classes from Animepedia. But would apply colours like in the other tables in the same fashion. But as I said, you know more about this than me, so I'll trust your better judgement. -- Deltaneos (talk) 18:09, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't say I have better judgment, necessarily, just maybe more experience (and I don't actually have a great deal of experience working with multiple class names; I may look around and see if I can find anyone who's blogged about it). Offhand, having had a couple of hours to think about why I don't like the idea of a bunch of class names, my biggest objection is in the number of classes itself - every class name you add increases the likelihood that something breaks, or that someone inadvertently breaks the whole thing when they're editing (this can happen to *anyone*, regardless of how experienced they are, even to the creator of the class system). As for the example page, yeah, I'm pretty sure I've had that on my watchlist since within a day of you creating it (I seem to have a creepy penchant for stalking you on here =D ).
One last question, if you don't mind answering (and assuming I haven't answered for you XD ); what country do you live in? Your English is generally too good for it to be likely that you're from anywhere outside Europe, the Americas, or parts of Oceania (nor have I seen any signs that you might be in your mannerisms, etc.), and I know for a fact that you don't speak Arabic or Portuguese (and, going out on a limb, you probably don't speak Spanish either). My best guess, based on the variant of English you use, is that you're from the UK or Australia/New Zealand. (as you might guess, this is something that I've wondered about for a while; at least since Fallensilence wished you a happy Fourth of July and you responded that you didn't live in the USA) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 19:14, July 19, 2010 (UTC)


For helping with the Spanish Wikia's Card template. Just something, since it looks like you're a good template maker and I'm a freshman. There are some boxes that shouldn't appear if there is no info about it like some language names and Synchro/Fusion Material box. Also the color of Spells/Traps/Virus/Trap-Spells don't appear in the Big Name box. BTW, the names inside the big name box should be of a size of 24, I tried to put it but it didn't work. Also if you could put for the Attributes (Atributo) to appear their symbol file. Thanks. OMG! You did it (talkcontribs) 19:00, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Selective showing/hiding of table rows is trivial; I'll be over in a minute to do it for you (the basic idea is to surround the whole row in {{#if:{{{parameter|}}}|...}}).
The entire color selecting code is just one massive mess (even here) which I plan to simplify exponentially by developing a set of styles for CardTable2 (see the above thread) and forking CardTable2 into per-card-game variants.
If you mean the box that shows the card's English (or, rather, Spanish) and Japanese names, above the whole table, that should be easy enough.
Attributes should also be easy, assuming all the attribute icons are named consistently - can you provide a list of them? ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 19:19, July 19, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Kevin Tewart

Unfortunately, that's about as much as I know as well. I can dig around Pojo's forums, but I doubt that I'll turn up much of anything. I personally am not much of a fan when it comes to articles regarding specific people in the Yu-Gi-Oh! community. DemonGodAsura (talkcontribs) 02:21, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Community Discussion?

Hey, is this a topic that should be in the Community Discussion? ---Yugioh DED (talkcontribs) 07:10, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Yep, stuff like that is exactly what the new forum's for. I've already moved that particular topic, and a handful of others. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 07:13, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

Alright, and sorry for not putting up a Subject XD. I'll keep a lookout for anymore.---Yugioh DED (talkcontribs) 07:14, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

No problem. =) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 07:16, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

ideas for this wikia

For this website we can move the side bar to the top of the home page and add a bunch of pics. The pictures can change every time there is a new event going on involving Yu-Gi-Oh whether it be a new game or tournament. This will make this site stand out from the other wikis.--Dark luster god (talkcontribs) 16:56, July 30, 2010 (UTC)dark luster god

Welcome to the wiki, Dark luster god! Unfortunately, our control over the layout of the interface (such as the positioning of the sidebar) is basically zero, unless we want to get into some really complicated CSS/JS stuff. I'm not sure what you're trying to ask in regards to the images, though. However, I would recommend that you ask any wiki-related questions in Forum:Yu-Gi-Oh! Wiki Community Discussion from now on, so that everyone else can see and comment on them easier (you can always ask me for editing help if you need it ;) ). Happy editing! ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 02:24, July 31, 2010 (UTC)