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Top Secret Missions

If you have been sent here by a link i (or someone i know) sent you here, then thank you for taking interest in my top secret projects. And here they are:

  1. On WikiBound, we have begun working on inter-wiki links that can be placed on the sidebar, similar to inter-language links, based on some code i got from WikiMedia . in order for this to work, we need people who would be willing to help with the following:
    • Implement the related CSS and Javascript with permission of that wiki, by an admin there and/or an interested participant in this mission. If the wiki wishes to customize it, work with them to preserve the idea but at the same time, allow it to fit into the wiki's
    • Develop inter-wiki templates for each wiki to each wiki, customized to that wiki's inter-wiki codes.
    • Swap links for inter-wiki content. For example, zeldawiki:Characters_in_Super_Smash_Bros._(Series)#Ness is the Ness link on ZeldaWiki, and i think that link should appear on the Ness page on Smash Wiki, SMW, etc. Any wiki's that don't include Ness (like BP) wouldn't be forced to create one just to accommodate. (This task is being headed by Turtwig A)
  2. Help out Sonic the Wiki become a more viable wiki, and possibly an some-what important resource for NIWA.
  3. seek out trusted editors from all niwa wiki's to help with the NWiki.

Bellow is the comments area in order to allow the above to be just the missions.




When will we try for NIWA membership? What requirements do we still have to meet? Ewan2012 18:59, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

  1. Well, for one thing, Yusie needs to comeback from her hiatus. if not, we need to select someone from the wiki to represent us to NIWA.
  2. Then we need to prove:
    • a devoted staff,
    • a somewhat active userbase
In addition, we need to reduce our stub percentage.
Anyway, i will see what i can do to get us at least a review. Tacopill 19:25, 11 November 2010 (UTC)


Close your div tags! TTEchidna 05:39, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that. *Note taken*. Tacopill 05:42, 20 November 2010 (UTC).


I'm not used to this insane coding.. what am I doing wrong? HavocReaper48 01:24, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

It's not a problem, you probably aren't familiar with template coding. Here are some pointers.
1. When using templates, you will have these things called "variables" and "values", and they look like this:
| varible1 = value1
| varible2 = value2
| varible3 = value3
Variables are always case sensitive, which means a capital letter and a lower case letter are treated differently. In addition, there will be no order to variables given; you could list them alphabetically, or make them random.
2. When a value is given, without a variable, that means the template is using numeric variables, and then there an order to the varibles. The first one is used for a specific purpose, which is different from the second, etc. For example: {{tt}} alows you to create title text you see when the mouse cursor hovers over it. {{tt|*|as of Nov 24, 2010}} gives you *
3. Part of the templates design it to automatically add the series logo to whatever you put in the "main" variable. It isn't needed there.
4. Be sure to remove any unused lines, that when removed, don't cause text looking like this: {{{some text}}}; to show up. This means there was a variable that was required to have something in it.
Anyway, if you have anymore questions, just feel free to ask. Tacopill 04:38, 25 November 2010 (UTC).
Yeah, uh, I kept trying but wasn't very lucky.. can you set an example? Thanks. HavocReaper48 17:33, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
It's not a problem. Check this out. Tacopill 20:01, 27 November 2010 (UTC).

Ok, uh, apparently the problem was I copied the outline but there was caps in the words? I fixed the "problem" but question, where would I find out total views and views per edit? HavocReaper48 23:53, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Sounds good. For those numbers, Check Special:Statistics, and if they aren't there, simply put in "n/a" in it's place. Tacopill 02:00, 2 December 2010 (UTC).


Hi, my name is Kumatora and I am new here. Can you get back to me about what I can help with? Thanks!--Kumatora 21:33, 11 December 2010 (UTC)Kumatora

Sure. If you don't mind, may i ask what skills, interests and experienced do you have with Wiki's? It will help me narrow down stuff i can/should/would/etc. tell you. Thanks for joining! Tacopill (Talk) 07:06, 12 December 2010 (UTC).
Ok, I'm on The Super Mario Wiki, Wikibound, and The Animal Crossing Wiki. I would probablly be useful making pages on some of the games that are left to do or creating pages on characters. I know a lot about the Pokemon, Mario, Mother/Earthbound, Animal Crossing, and I know some about Rareware's N64 games(I know some about other Nintendo series though not as much). Also if I do get making pages on characters could some one else make a template for it because I can put a template in but I'm not sure if I could create one. Thanks!
Cool. You are free to create a template, but do you know who to? if yes, but would like someone to look it over, then place it on a page called your "sandbox", for example: User:Kumatora/Sandbox. Anyway, there are plenty of missing games out their just itching to pages on, like Mother and Super Mario. If you are looking for something specific, may i recommend helping out the Games by Rare(ware) page, along with creating related game articles. While i am at it, i also recommend checking out {{nw|Article_structure#Games|This page]] for help. Tacopill (Talk) 08:33, 13 December 2010 (UTC).
I don't know how to make a template. On all of the wikis that I'm on, they already had templates made.--Kumatora
Sweet. there are plenty of templates to be made here. Navigation templates, linking templates, etc. If you need help learning how to do templates, contact me off wiki and i can teach you how to do so. Tacopill (Talk) 06:15, 14 December 2010 (UTC).
I am frequently on the Super Mario Wiki chat so you can contact me there.--Kumatora
Man, I hate IRC..... I'll try it out. When is a good time? Tacopill (Talk) 05:51, 16 December 2010 (UTC).
I would have responded earlier but my IP was blocked from editing because I tried to leave this message earlier. The message at the top said that I was forbidden from editing because another user used my IP. I am fine almost any day 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Eastern). Also I can create the pages and add the templates in later. --Kumatora
Yea, Ax sort of everyone! Anyway, it's been fixed. As for the IRC, i will try my best to get on it. And sounds good on the pages/templates. Tacopill (Talk) 04:40, 19 December 2010 (UTC).

Re: Licensing template

In case you never upload images here, I'll give example: here, I just didn't see that small box behind the very large (no joke) box. SWFlash

Ok, I've made the edit tools box collapsible, hopefully that will improve the visibility of the license drop-box. What do you think?. Tacopill (Talk) 21:34, 19 December 2010 (UTC).


I have a bad person at the start, but I am starting fresh again and excepting this wikis rules. I apologize for flaming... Oh and can i change around the articles sections with names like Characters and reconstruct the articles? Slipknot Darkrai 10:35, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

It's not a problem. I appreciate the apology, the starting over and the contributions you've made since then.
Keep in mind, when it comes to characters and the like, we think it would be better to send them to a related wiki, if one exists, or to a list of other characters in the series. For example, see List of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
To propose a new structures of articles, i recommend a few things:
  1. Draft what you think it should look like in your own sandbox, and When you are done, show to myself or RAP (Talk).
  2. Discuss ideas here, or on a subsection's discussion page, like: Patents, 1st- and 2nd-party games, etc.
Finally, Welcome aboard to Nintendo Wiki. Tacopill (Talk) 22:55, 23 December 2010 (UTC).

Uh, problem

I'm apparently banned from the NIWA forums for "Inappropriate behavior". Can you bring it up on the forums? Volatile Dweevil

It isn't you who has been banned. I'm getting that as well. It appears to be similar to a problem that happened here before: one user and the corresponding IP were banned, but a server problem which seems to log all visiting IPs as the same one resulted in everyone being banned. It's been fixed on the wiki, but I don't know if it's as easily fixed on a forum. The solution, for now, seems to be "Don't IP-ban on the forums". Moydow 16:48, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
Yea. Everyone got banned. But i think it is fixed. Tacopill (Talk) 00:43, 14 January 2011 (UTC).
Um... hi can I take a Pokemon template from Wikipedia from there to here? Is that ok? Thanks... Slipknot Darkrai
  1. Which template?
  2. Does the linked template work with the Coverage policy?
Tacopill (Talk) 17:43, 20 February 2011 (UTC).
See the revisions of 2005 on the Machoke articles and you'll see. :/ Slipknot Darkrai


oops see the template which isn't actually it below and you'll see:

National: Machop - Machoke (#67) - Machamp
Johto: Machop - Machoke (#141) - Machamp
Hoenn: Machop - Machoke (#74) - Machamp

Name (Japanese), Number Machoke (Goriky), 67
Name pronunciation <math>MA-tso-ook</math>
Stage Stage 1
Evolves from Machop
Evolves to Machamp
Video game base stats¹
Hit points 80
Attack 100
Defense 70
Speed 45
Special attack² 50
Special defense² 60
Special³ 50
Species Superpower Pokémon
Types Fighting
Height 4ft 11in (1.5m)
Weight 155.0lb (70.5kg)
Ability Guts
Signature Attacks Vital Throw
Pokédex Color Gray
Shiny color Its entire body turns gray-green. Its red markings, tongue and eyes turn blue.
Gender distribution 75% male, 25% female
¹ Stats for trading card versions may vary.
² Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
³ Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow

Oh and can I become a sysop plz? I am willing to help out here :D. Also did you create this wiki?Slipknot Darkrai

Ok, a few things.
  1. Please read our Coverage page. It helps determines what gets an article and what doesn't.
  2. For being a sysop, I do appreciate your contributions and enthusiasm. But before you do, i would like to see you improve your knowledge of templates, and other things wiki related.
  3. I didn't start the wiki, RAP (Talk) did.
  4. As for the template: While i like it, i am not sure it would be appropriate for the wiki.
Thank you for asking these questions, Tacopill (Talk) 00:01, 21 February 2011 (UTC).
You're welcome. Also look at how many templates I finshed. Now can I have sysop privileges or later? Slipknot Darkrai
I saw you work on the templates, and thank you for helping with them. But not yet on the sysop thing. Still, keep working hard and you may get there. Tacopill (Talk) 22:54, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Good news

Hey Tacopill, I have invited a lot of MarioWiki members here and it looks like it is going really well. A lot of them are interested in coming. Slipknot Darkrai
Sweet! Thank you very much! Tacopill (Talk) 22:14, 22 February 2011 (UTC).
You're welcome and am I close to becoming la sysop? :D. Also can you help introduce other NIWA members here and I got only two contributors here UltraMario3000 and YoshiGo99 ;, but that message was before that. Also there are other famous users that are thinking about it yes!!! Slipknot Darkrai
You are getting closer. However, the final decision isn't up to me. I can recommend yourself to him (once you pass all my tests, that is), but ultimately, the decision lies with RAP (Talk). Sweet on other users. Tacopill (Talk) 00:05, 23 February 2011 (UTC).
Thanks and can I copy content from other NIWA wikis like RAP did on first, second, and third pats of something? Slipknot Darkrai
I would rather no article content be copied. Files and Templates can be brought over, so long as 1) we source them and 2) they fit in the Coverage policy. So, for example: this template from bulbapedia can't come over because it is entirely inside-the-pokemon-universe. If a template is brought over, that doesn't fit in with the content policy, i will need to delete it. Tacopill (Talk) 00:43, 23 February 2011 (UTC).
Why ask RAP about the powers? HE isn't active much... Slipknot Darkrai
Becuase, RAP is the founder and director of the wiki. He is ultimately responsible for what the wiki covers, who gets admin powers, etc. And he is probably only going to say yes to you once he believes you have earned it. Tacopill (Talk) 01:13, 24 February 2011 (UTC).


I tagged some pages for deletion that some stupid spammer made. He attacks other NIWA wikis too. Slipknot Darkrai
Thank you very much, I will take care of deleting them. Tacopill (Talk) 00:42, 13 March 2011 (UTC).
Nevermind, RAP's taking care of it. Tacopill (Talk) 00:55, 13 March 2011 (UTC).

Mario Fanon Wiki

Can you please kindly promote me on your wiki (Mario Fanon Wiki)? I would like to take care of that idiotic spammer. Thanks Slipknot Darkrai
Oops Peanut64 is the bcrat. Sorry to waste your time. Slipknot Darkrai
Not a problem. Tacopill (Talk) 15:40, 20 March 2011 (UTC).

A couple of questions

Hi, just wondering what should we do about The Simpsons series logo as they don't have a real game logo, just the "The Simpsons" text. Should we use that or what?

Also, what exactly goes into the Technical Details section?

Thanks, Solar Dragon 18:04, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

  1. I think the text from the show would be good, as they use that in the games as well show.
  2. We are still working on it, but at the moment this page has the best details you can use to help fill in that information.
Feel free to ask anymore questions you have, Tacopill (Talk) 01:21, 30 March 2011 (UTC).
Do you have an example of the technical details section I could have a look at? Solar Dragon 05:26, 30 March 2011 (UTC)
Sure. Check out this section for an example. Tacopill (Talk) 20:29, 7 April 2011 (UTC).

Edit Insert Menu

Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to add the word "Poké" to the insert menu. Most words with the accented E have Poké in it anyway and I think it would be easier then typing going down in the middle of the word clicking the e the starting to type again. What do you think? Pokemaster97 23:20, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

I think it is a good idea. I will see what some other staff members of the wiki think about it. Tacopill (Talk) 23:47, 4 April 2011 (UTC).


Are you sure I have to ask RAP about a promotion? You are a bureaucrat. BTW, I asked and he didn't reply so it is kinda up to you to see if you can promote me. So can you please do that now, if not some other time? Thank you. Other bureacrats can promote too y'know. Slipknot Darkrai
While i can do so, i shouldn't just because it was asked. It needs to be earned, and then here, it needs to be approved by RAP as he is the director of the Wiki. Sorry, but it is currently a "no".
Also, keep in mind, that on most wiki's i know of, one can't ask for admin ship; someone needs to be approached and it needs to be offered to them. I don't know if that is in effect here, but i figured it might be something you would want to be aware of.
Tacopill (Talk) 23:27, 28 April 2011 (UTC).


Like them? Slipknot Darkrai
Most of them, yes i do. Out of curiosity, are you watching all the pages that you edit? if so, then the one's don't like, i will change it to something else or bring it up on a talk page. If you see that i have changed something, or brought up something, please look into it. It might help you improve your editing.
Also, if there is anything i change of yours that you don't understand, please bring it up on a discussion page and i will do my best to explain it.
Anyway, thank you for your contributions to the wiki. They are strongly appreciated. Tacopill (Talk) 21:34, 8 May 2011 (UTC).


Hi, could you update the links to Wikisimpsons to please as we've moved. Thanks, Solar Dragon 19:13, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sure. I can take care of it. And congratulations on becoming fully independent! Tacopill (Talk) 15:30, 19 June 2011 (UTC).


Hey Tacopill! You're a 'crat right? I've expanded and created categories, pages, and other things, so do you think I deserve to be a sysop? UltimatePetey

Thank you for helping expand those pages. But, it is not up to me who can or can't be a sysop. That is up to RAP (Talk), the director of the wiki. Sorry, to inform you of this. Tacopill (Talk) 03:50, 16 July 2011 (UTC).


is there any editig links to help me go above the basics i'm trying to make the colums on the side with like a picture and then some information underneath i wish i knew the name because i really want to learn howto make one also the spolie alerts at the top of the page i really want to learn that to and anything else a newbie should know because i have so much info on nintendo games that i really wanna help

warning poor grammer
The first thing I would recommend would to visit Help:Article, which covers the basics of editing a page. After which, see Contents and {{HelpNav}}

for more advanced and/or complicated help pages. If you need anymore help, don't hesitate to ask. Tacopill (Talk) 18:58, 12 September 2011 (UTC).

No problem!

Sorry for the late reply, but no problem! ^_^ I'm glad I'm able to contribute a bit on this wiki at all. Kagegamer12 22:15, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Woo! sounds good. If you need any help with anything, just ask. Tacopill (Talk) 02:19, 17 September 2011 (UTC).


Yery nice, your new skin :) Finally you've got the IWlinks in the sidebar... I'm very happy to see this :D

Nice color, too. It's very clear to read and follow. Greetings form Germany, Zelda talk 12:52, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I think we can make it default now, as I just needed completely outsider's opinion and to have waited a while to make sure all the bugs were out. :D.Tacopill (Talk) 22:40, 30 December 2011 (UTC).