User talk:Gez

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If You're Still Interested...[edit]

I finally got around to uploading the key program I told you about. See the end of this for information. –RpehTCE 13:29, 8 April 2009 (EDT)

Thanks. :) --Gez 15:31, 8 April 2009 (EDT)

Speedy Deletion[edit]

I would just like to bring it to your attention that i've rephrase two of your requests for speedy deletion. They were placed on pages that met the qualifications, but not for the reasons you put them. The two pages you put up for deletion fell under the criteria for speedy deletion under test pages, and nonsense pages (one of them at least). Please look here for more information. Please do not call these pages useless, as that type of critisism can be hurtful and rude. Thanks!-Puddle Talk+Contribs. 21:04, 19 April 2009 (EDT)

Umm, actually, neither of them met the criteria for speedy deletion. They both contained meaningful content, i.e., they contained intelligible sentences providing a description of an Elder Scrolls game. Nonsense means nonsense: unintelligible gibberish. They're also not test pages: they were both created by editors who were actually trying to create a new article, not editors who were simply experimenting to see what happens when they hit edit.
Another way to think about it is: would the original editor understand if the article suddenly disappeared without any explanation? In both of these cases, it's safe to guess that the answer is no. No matter how misguided the editors may have been, they deserve a chance to see why the article is being deleted and a chance to respond to the deletion (even if there's no chance the article will be kept). Speedy deletion is only appropriate when it is immediately obvious to everyone involved why the article was deleted. --NepheleTalk 21:21, 19 April 2009 (EDT)

Small Request[edit]

Hi there. If you have a moment, please could you replace the uses of {{Namespace}} on your page with {{NS_PARENT}} instead? It's not a major problem, but I'd like to get rid of the last couple of references to the Namespace template so we can get rid of it and replace with a magic word instead. Thanks. –RpehTCE 14:30, 8 May 2009 (EDT)

There you go. :) --Gez 14:48, 8 May 2009 (EDT)
(tugs forelock) Thank 'ee kindly good sir! –RpehTCE 14:51, 8 May 2009 (EDT)

Maps[edit]

Since Rpeh is away and probably won't have time to do them, I would like to ask you if you could make the maps for Polle Gold Mine. I have no idea how to make them and I've seen that you can do TR3 ones, so I'm hoping you can recycle yourself for TR4 as well! Just a quick reminder: I've already 'keyed' the occupants, traps and doors here so it would cool if you could keep them in mind when doing the maps. Thanks. --SerCenKing Talk 14:43, 30 May 2009 (EDT)

Sorry, there's no CreateMaps that I know of in Oblivion... As for taking screenshots from the editor, that's not really a possibility as far as I'm concerned given how I can't seem to make it display things that are more than four yards away, so I couldn't snap the entire mine in one shot. --Gez 19:18, 30 May 2009 (EDT)
No worries, I'll just have to wait then! ;) --SerCenKing Talk 06:11, 31 May 2009 (EDT)

TR userboxes[edit]

In case you're interested, I stole your TR userboxes and turned them into standard userboxes: User TR3 and User TR4. The only really difference is that with the standard ones you'll get added to the "users knowledgeable about Tamriel Rebuilt" categories. --NepheleTalk 10:33, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

Heh, nice. User:Theviking and User:BC have used them, too. And probably others. Curiously, Special:Whatlinkshere/Image:TamrielRebuiltIcon.png pretends no pages link to it. And the main page for the image is filled with stubs. --Gez 10:47, 7 June 2009 (EDT)
Theviking has already converted over to the new templates; I'll leave a message for BC.
What links here for images only shows pages with text-style links, e.g., links such as Image:TamrielRebuiltIcon.png (so now there will be one entry on the page). The image page itself lists all of the articles that display the image -- which at this point includes every TR stub, since the TR icon is being displayed in the stub template. However, the what links here list will change significantly once we upgrade to MW1.14: pages displaying the image will be added to the list, you can select what types of links you want displayed, and you can select which namespaces you want to see. --NepheleTalk 11:07, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

TR icon[edit]

You may have noticed that the TR icon in the corner of your user page was relocated during the upgrade. If you'd like, you can replace all the complicated code on your user page with the simpler code now being used by all the mod templates:

{{Page Icon|TamrielRebuiltIcon.png|Tamriel Rebuilt|Tes3Mod:Tamriel Rebuilt}}

That should put the icon back where it belongs -- although a hard refresh (ctrl-F5) of the page, too, might be necessary to force your browser to load the most up-to-date stylesheets. --NepheleTalk 22:58, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

No, I didn't notice, I don't check my own user page that often. ;) Thanks for the pointer. --Gez 19:37, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Quick Request[edit]

Would you mind removing the use of the ModName template from your Sandbox? It's a dead template now but shows up on the Wanted Templates list because of that one use... –rpehTCE 21:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Done.
Meh, I was logged out. --Gez 21:06, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Superfast! Thanks :) –rpehTCE 21:07, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Tamriel Rebuilt CreateMaps[edit]

First of all, I hope you can come back and do some more work on the Tamriel Rebuilt pages - the more the merrier! Second, and the main reason I'm posting, is to ask for your help with the CreateMaps command in Morrowind.

I noticed you created this image, which is great. It's exactly the kind of thing I got when I created the tiles for our Morrowind Map. At some point in the past, I tried creating tiles for TR3 but the game crashed half-way through. Now, when I try to create the tiles, I get an image more like this - gray water and a much nastier contrast on the land. Have you experienced anything like this, and do you have any suggestions for what I could try to fix it? I tried a fresh installation of MW, but I get the same result, leading me to think it's a registry or INI problem. Any suggestions you can make would be great! rpeh •TCE 21:52, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

The gray water, I think, depends on the settings — are pixel shaders enabled? I know I've obtained both types of results myself. As for the contrast, I remember brightening the image, maybe that's it? --Gez 22:05, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
I tried the pixel shaders and they don't seem to make a difference. I brightened (gamma-corrected) the images for the interactive maps, but the gray versions don't look nearly as nice. It's like the whole shader has been replaced. Damn. I thought there would be a simple answer :( rpeh •TCE 22:12, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
If it's the same with and without pixel shaders, I have no idea. MGE doesn't seem likely since the original interactive map was probably made without. I don't see what else could affect it. --Gez 22:20, 20 January 2010 (UTC)
Huh. I just looked again and the shaders seem to have turned themselves off. I'm going to have to play around a bit. Thanks for the suggestion though! rpeh •TCE 22:23, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Modify Sidebar[edit]

Just to let you know, with the creation of the new UESPWiki:Javascript page, I've copied the documentation for Modify Sidebar from your user page and put it here instead so that other users can modify the examples, tweak the docs, etc., which will need to occur in order to show how to use it with Modify Sidebar on a static .js page instead of in the user's monobook.js page. I plan on doing that later today if I can; this is just an FYI. Robin HoodTalk 18:23, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

No problem; it's a better place. --Gez 11:36, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Arena French Cover[edit]

I saw your edit on the French Arena box cover and was wondering how you know. I tried to fact check, but most of the information was in French...Besides, it's hard to find anything on Arena anymore. --DKong27 Talk Cont 20:35, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I have that box and its content intact (if a bit worn), so I looked at the credits in the manual. Stuff you can check online (possibly with some online translators):
  • Her bibliography: "Couverture du jeu vidéo "Arena, the elder scroll [sic]" pour UBISOFT"
  • Her signature: compare the signature on this image with that on the Arena cover. By contrast, Florence Magnin's signature is, simply, "MAGNIN".
  • And the image itself is on her gallery too.

--Gez 20:48, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the speedy reply. I'll mark it as patrolled. --DKong27 Talk Cont 20:51, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Sacred East[edit]

Hi Gez, I noticed that you created the awesome map of Tamriel Rebuilt that is proudly displayed on the Tamriel Rebuilt Places page. Just recently, the TR team has released the new section of mainland Morrowind, called Map 3, or the Sacred East. If you have the drive, it would be awesome if you could add the new land to the map. I don't have the skills to do it, and I don't have the hardware (my PC can't run the game), so I can't even attempt to do it myself. But I know another user that has run the createmaps utility, and has accessible dropbox links to the results of the utility. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to directly link to that on here or not, but I can give you the links some other way. Let me know what you think! Zhukant 22:09, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Mass of edits[edit]

Hey, Could you please stop doing these edits for the moment. Any time there are more than 50 or so edits that are the exact same, it HAS to be a bot job. Someone has to patrol each and every one of your edits and many other edits get lost while we do it. Please stop right now and we can get a bot to finish it. Jeancey (talk) 19:40, 3 August 2013 (GMT)

Alright. --Gez (talk) 19:44, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
Thanks. And in general, doing this kind of editing is extremely disruptive to the wiki, especially since it only affects the sorting of categories of categories (at least, from what I can tell, I'm pretty sure that is what is being done). Do you know approximately how much is left? That should make it easier for RH to complete it with a bot (a bot doesn't show up on the RC and doesn't need to be patrolled). Right now I have to go through each and every one of your edits and patrol it :P I appreciate your enthusiasm, but please, for my own sanity, ask a bot to do these kinds of things in the future lol. Jeancey (talk) 19:48, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
It doesn't affect the sorting of categories, it affects how they display their content. The problem with TR3's pages is that 75% of the text displayed in a category page is identical useless rubbish ("Tes3Mod:Tamriel Rebuilt/Blah" instead of just "Blah"). There's also a similar problem in all other pages what with the namespaces, but it's more extreme in mod pages since they are technically a subpage. And that also makes the workaround code more complicated. As for how many are left... A bunch.~I haven't counted. --Gez (talk) 20:04, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
You can request a bot's help here. —Legoless (talk) 20:09, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
Gez, that's what I meant, categories of categories :P. The base categories themselves should be fine, as all of the articles in the Tamriel Rebuilt and Stirk namespaces are sorted on SUBPAGENAME, not on PAGENAME, thus they already sort on blah. Your edits would JUST affect the categories, not the pages themselves. Jeancey (talk) 20:14, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
Again, it's not a question of sorting, but of display. The catpagetemplate code makes it not display the useless page name prefix. Compare before with after. Note how it has suddenly become legible, though the content is unchanged. --Gez (talk) 20:21, 3 August 2013 (GMT)
Fair enough :P Anyway, still a bot job. How many are left? Jeancey (talk) 20:23, 3 August 2013 (GMT)

The TwENlve volumes of Barenziah[edit]

Hi.
I can't see the reason why you did make 12 volumes from "The Real Barenziah" (Daggerfall Edition) out of existing 10. In addition the content listed here on their sites isn't correct (see talk page). I looked into the history and found you, who was adding two volumes. Is there anything speaking against it for me changing them into the facts? -- CompleCCity (talk) 12:11, 2 June 2014 (GMT)

Gez had nothing to do with the existence of 12 volumes, he simply corrected the 'error' of missing the last two volumes off the overview page despite them existing from 2006. Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 14:32, 2 June 2014 (GMT)