User talk:Pnyaht78

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Hi, welcome to the wiki! Results May Vary (talk) 17:18, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Hey Everyone!!! Pnyaht78 (talk) 17:55, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Rare Wiki:Coverage

Hi there. I was looking onto this creation of articles, and our proposed idea on that in the policy. Super Mario Wiki already covers the Donkey Kong franchise, which includes its DKC series, and by our "Rare Wiki Network" take we're close-knit to the 3 wikis. What I mean, unless they offer more content than already conveniently covered on those (e.g. any Rare-specific media and does it warrant own article), it seems redundant to me. —Viperision (talk) 13:43, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Also, appreciated creation of articles on the games. It's a common practice on encyclopedic wikis to avoid addressing players (readers) as "you", instead preferring third-person, so if it's the physical person use "player" or if the subject is a character, refer accordingly. On another note, for example Cows, this is actually a fairly coverable article about cows across all the Rare's games, including Rare Cow as Conker Wiki's article mentions. Please reply if you see these messages, thanks! :) —Viperision (talk) 19:39, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Hey Viperision, I'm still new to a lot of this so there's still much I haven't figured out yet. Some of this will help out with that. As with the pages I've been working on, I was told that for most of the Wanted Pages that were for subjects covered in other wiki sites, I could just have them say "For more in-depth information, go to this other wiki" then provide a link to that respected page. If any new issues come up in what I'm doing, don't hesitate to let me know and give constructive feedback on how I can do better. Thank you. -Pnyaht78 (talk) 7:37, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Also, do not remove any links to games on articles that are not Donkey Kong, Banjo-Kazooie, and Conker series-related. I'm mostly talking about Grabbed by the Ghoulies, which is an ongoing project where I'm planning to make the articles if/when applicable. Just remember that Rare Wiki is supposed to also cover Rare's smaller franchises. It was ok when you removed the links on the Spider-Man Game Boy page since it's a licensed game (and coverage could all fit on one page anyway), so yeah. Hope this makes sense, thank you for all your hard work! Results May Vary (talk) 12:09, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
Do not remove any links relating to Dinosaur Planet or Star Fox Adventures (except Star Fox elements such as Fox, Falco, Arwing, Andross, Slippy, and Peppy Hare). because I'm planning coverage for the former game (Lylat Wiki covers the released counterpart, SFA, while this wiki covers Dinosaur Planet. Results May Vary (talk) 12:40, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
There's this Template:Other wikis we can use to link the subject on those other wikis. Anyway like RMV says, I think it would generally be preferred that as much coverage for in-game content is fit into their own one or few pages (especially of those franchises we have affiliated wikis cover). Definite coverage include the real-world companies (and staff at Ultimate/Rare), their produced media which includes video games, franchises/series and their consoles (each listing the games on them). For licensed works likewise with affiliated wikis - as much coverage into their one or few pages, otherwise full coverage for Rare franchises (including in-game content) which do not (yet) have an affiliated wiki. Remember that you can draft articles on your own subpages (e.g. User:Pnyaht78/Silent Service) and when it is substantially covered for a start it can be moved into mainspace. It's generally not first goal to cover as many articles, but as much on them, and with keeping them redlinks (wanted pages) it's easier to follow-on which articles need to be made from ground up. —Viperision (talk) 12:42, 26 June 2020 (UTC)

Moby Games reliability and citing sources

It is a good place to check for additional information, but Moby Games is practically very unreliable. Their "entry approval" system is based on the few approvers who can't be well-versed in all fields, in addition that they're the only ones able to "verify" and check cited sources before and afterwards of addition to the database. I'm mostly about the people biographies because they're not only to be our wiki's central part, but we shall not host false or uncertain information about real persons in general.

We don't yet have other policy pages like Rare Wiki:Citing sources to detail how to and from what to cite sources from, but there's a thanks therefore for joining us in our early stages. You can still use default wiki markup to add those references, something like <ref>[ Leigh Loveday. ''Rare Life: Creative Director'', 6 September 2019]</ref> (if you want to cite that webpage) then near bottom of the page add section == References == and below it <references/> which will make those references (cited sources) appear under that section. For example check how Ultimate Play the Game#References is sourced. If you have a piece of information that is generally believed to be true but should be sourced up, use the Template:Citation needed right after it (templates are used wrapping their names in the curvy brackets {{name of the template}}). —Viperision (talk) 20:53, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

Oh, I did not know that. When I was looking around for information on the missing subjects, Moby Games was often of the few, if not the only, site I could find that had a decent amount of information on it. I want to make sure that I properly site my sources of info, but I still know very little about being able to decipher "good" sources and "bad" ones. -Pnyaht78 1 July 2020
No worries. It indeed has been around for over 20 years now and collected a lot of info. I would probably prefer Wikipedia foremost, and its sources themself. I see you also started categorizing games and that's a lot of work crossed off now. Also thank you for the Ultimate Play the Game - The Collected Works article, I've created the Category:Compilations and subcategories for these two compilations (the other Rare Replay) so if you're creating more game articles that were included in any of these, you know categorize them there too! —Viperision (talk) 23:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)