User talk:HylianAngel

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~ AlexBot2004 (Talk) 02:13, September 6, 2020 (EDT)

Villager House Interiors[edit]

First of all, thank you for your work adding and editing the screenshots of NH villager interiors. I wanted to bring to your attention though, the proper way to fill out the 'Source' field in the File Info template. It is admittedly confusing and not entirely consistent. So if the user who took the screenshot uploaded it, then the source should be 'Nintendo Switch native screenshot'. If the user who uploads the image is not the one who captured it, the source should be linked in order to attribute the original creator. I've gone ahead and fixed some of your past edits to correct this (at a certain point I gave up lol), but I would appreciate it if you followed the format outlined above going forward. Thanks! Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 14:22, October 10, 2020 (EDT)

I feel like including the attributor even if it's a Nookipedia user is important because a lot of the screenshots were stolen without credit, but I understand and will make those changes. HylianAngel (talk) 16:27, October 10, 2020 (EDT)
Like most of the screenshots uploaded by User:DavidVi11aronga and User:Ocre don't belong to them, and they don't specify they don't belong to them or what the source is. And I can't find the sources for many of them. So by differentiating the screenshots that actually belong to specific Nookipedia users, it would distinguish it from the stolen ones. HylianAngel (talk) 16:34, October 10, 2020 (EDT)
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I didn't realize that the photos had come from external sources and had not been properly credited. I've created a new category (Category:Improperly sourced images) that you can place on these pages so that we can either properly document their original source, or replace them. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 21:19, October 10, 2020 (EDT)
Thank you, I'll put screenshots of unknown sources mostly uploaded by User:DavidVi11aronga in that category. HylianAngel (talk) 22:47, October 10, 2020 (EDT)
Just letting you know that files not taken by the uploader (e.g. ones found on Twitter) do not need "Nintendo Switch native screenshot". The source parameter should be where you, the uploader, got the file from, rather than how or where the person you got it from got it from (unless they got it from a publicly accessible link, in which case you can just cut out the middle man and get it from there directly). Additionally, the method in which the user captured the image cannot be fully confirmed. So if you took the screenshot yourself using the Switch's native screenshot feature, then you put that, but if it came from somewhere else, then a link to where you got it from is all that is needed. Also, leaving the source parameter blank now automatically adds the file to Category:Files without a source, so that should be done rather than tagging it with Category:Improperly sourced images or entering "from an unknown user". Hope this helps, and sorry for any misunderstanding! ~ AlexBot2004 (Talk) 00:16, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
Almost all of the Twitter Nintendo Switch screenshots are auto-generated to have the "#AnimalCrossing #ACNH" tags, and they have a resolution size of 1280 x 720. While this is possible to fake, there is no motive for this, and these are decidedly more verifiable than the majority of the Nookipedia users who have uploaded and already cropped their house interior images without specifying that they were the original photo-taker. Under this strain of logic where only the uploader can verify that they uploaded a Nintendo Switch native screenshot, "native Nintendo Switch screenshot" would need to be removed from almost every house image, and not just the externally-linked ones, because only User:Ocre, User:Trainiax, and User:Vmario97 have specified on a couple of occasions that it was a "self screenshot," and not necessarily specifying the method of capture. This would result in having all self-uploaded screenshots that can't be determined to be Nintendo Switch native screenshots, and screenshots un-sourced by User:DavidVi11aronga, mixed together. I know that User:DavidVi11aronga does not own most of these images, because I was the one who had to reverse-Google search many of them to find the original source from various locations such as Twitter, Fandom wiki, and The Bell Tree Forums. I know that the other Nookipedia uploaders (who aren't User:DavidVi11aronga) are the original owners of their screenshots by cross-referencing with their contribution history and comparing what their player character looks like in the various screenshots they've uploaded, or comparing shared social media accounts, or viewing their profiles to see what characters live in their town. Anyways, I just want a method to distinguish the un-sourced images from the stolen ones with a consistent framework of rules. Most of the images did not have a proper file description by the original uploader, and now that I've been fixing them and doing my best to add missing sources, the rules for this that don't exist have changed a second time. If I can have that framework set in stone, and if I can have a way to distinguish the stolen images, I'll be fine with returning to mass-fixing the images. But the ruleset of "only the original uploader can specify it was a native Nintendo Switch screenshot" is not good for me because of what I explained earlier with how that will mix in the images with the stolen ones, and I have to make an assumption with most of the self-uploaded images. Hopefully that makes sense. HylianAngel (talk) 00:57, October 12, 2020 (EDT)

Text replacement[edit]

Hey Hylian - thanks for all your work on villager pages and screenshots so far. I see you're in the middle of updating source text. I'm not sure if you're using an automated tool for this, but if you happen to be doing it manually, just a heads up that any of the staff are happy to run a mass-text replacement for you if you would like (you can request at either the staff noticeboard or on our Discord if you're on it). Cheers, ~SuperHamster Talk 17:10, October 12, 2020 (EDT)

I'm just doing it manually for the houses that I've already "double-checked." Basically I've been double-checking the furniture lists with the datamined lists to make sure the colors are correct and that there are no missing pieces of furniture, then I check to see if there are any better-quality screenshots floating around the internet (or if I have the means to grab my own screenshots in my copy of New Horizons). Then I move on to the next house. I haven't double-checked too many houses yet, and also I'm only changing the text (native Nintendo Switch screenshot -> screenshot) for houses that I know have a confirmed "vague" status for the method of screenshot capture. None of the uploaders I've noticed so far have ever specified it was a "native Nintendo Switch screenshot," so the only screenshots I can confirm that have that capture method are my own screenshots. I also don't want to add the text "screenshot" to the screenshots that were uploaded without a source to the original creator. I know I can do this correctly manually, and a tool might not know to exclude my screenshots and the stolen screenshots. HylianAngel (talk) 17:16, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
Also during the "double-checking," I try to find sources for the screenshots uploaded by User:DavidVi11aronga, but most of the time, I can't find the source. HylianAngel (talk) 17:19, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
Ah gotcha, thanks for the info + all your work on this. It's much appreciated. ~SuperHamster Talk 23:35, October 12, 2020 (EDT)
No problem, glad that I can help in this small way. HylianAngel (talk) 00:01, October 13, 2020 (EDT)

Staff?[edit]

Thanks for all your work so far! Just want to ask; do you have any interest in being on the staff? You've been a consistent, impressive editor and I think you'd be an ideal candidate for patroller tools. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks! Drago (talk) Drago PC Villager Icon.png 13:53, November 7, 2020 (EST)

Thank you, I really appreciate the offer. While it would be nice to have that role to have convenient access to deleting wiki pages and using the rollback feature. I only plan to fix the furniture lists for all of the villagers to the best of my extent. After that, I'll most likely not make any further edits. Thank you very much though. HylianAngel (talk) 15:40, November 7, 2020 (EST)
Ah, no problem! Thanks for all your work here; it certainly hasn't gone unnoticed. Drago (talk) Drago PC Villager Icon.png 10:50, November 8, 2020 (EST)

NH house template update[edit]

Hey there! I finished splitting a new Template:NHHouse from Template:House Info, and have updated all NH villager articles with it. This should resolve most (if not all) of the image display errors we were seeing from expensive parser function calls.

This new template also supports furniture count (f#-count), as well as furniture variation and/or pattern (f#-variation, f#-pattern). Furniture images will also be auto-populated based on the specified variation/pattern (if an f#-img is not specified). I've updated Eunice so we can see this all in action. Let me know if you think there are any issues or would like to see any changes to this new implementation.

I know you've been hard at work specifying the correct variation images for furniture across all the villager articles - and by no means are you obligated to go back again and update everything a second time! Just wanted to let you know about these new changes moving forward. ~SuperHamster Talk 03:37, November 24, 2020 (EST)

Thanks for letting me know about the new template. So far the only NH house furniture lists I haven't fixed start with the letters in A/B/C, but I'll use this style from now onward. The only things I have to comment on is that the new template seems slightly wider than the normal "House Info" template, so when looking at a list of houses, they aren't all right-aligned anymore. And also I'm so used to the tiny furniture icon not being hyperlinked that it's a little weird they are hyperlinked now (but I'm neutral with having either style). If I think of anything else, I'll let you know, but it looks like the new template works great. HylianAngel (talk) 03:59, November 24, 2020 (EST)
Oh yeah, this was an earlier problem, but basically, any pages that link to fish or K.K. Slider songs will have a red hyperlink since they don't exist. Pages like Wade and Chief. If there was a way to fix that, that would be really useful. HylianAngel (talk) 04:26, November 24, 2020 (EST)
Great, thanks for the feedback! Regarding the wider width, I was experimenting with it so that long furniture names would fit better. I've reverted it, at least for now, since it does overextend on some smaller phone screens. And thanks for pointing out fish and songs - I added an f#-link parameter that lets use override the link (example in action on Wade). ~SuperHamster Talk 01:28, November 28, 2020 (EST)
Thank you, I love this new link-overriding feature. HylianAngel (talk) 03:04, November 28, 2020 (EST)

Golden Leaf Award[edit]

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Congratulations, you have been awarded the Golden Leaf Award!

For great job with villager house sections. Thank you for your work in this wiki! vmario97 (talk) 01:10, November 28, 2020 (EST)
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Congratulations, you have been awarded the Golden Leaf Award!

For great job with villager house sections. Thank you for your work in this wiki! vmario97 (talk) 01:10, November 28, 2020 (EST)

Joke Quiz[edit]

Did you change Special characters stuff? (Thinking was a "Project Special character")- unsigned comment from RDash75 Nook (talkcontribs)

Yep, I changed a bunch of stuff on the special character pages. When attempting to insert RV info and HHD info, I ran into a lot of issues with inconsistent header formatting, so I just went ahead and renamed and reorganized a bunch of headers on each page. And then when I was specifically inserting the HHD info, I noticed that the quotes on most of the pages were the quotes from their framed pictures, but the quote sources were not consistently formatted plus not consistent with the game origins, so I just mass-updated those to be consistent as well. There's no Project Villager equivalent called Project Special Villager, I just used my best judgement. HylianAngel (talk) 16:20, November 30, 2020 (EST)

Welcome amiibo furniture images[edit]

Thank you for your recent Welcome amiibo furniture uploads, they are much appreciated. One thing I noticed is that they only include "NL" in the file name, whereas we generally use "NLWa" when referring to content that is exclusive to Welcome amiibo. Additionally, our standard for furniture screenshots appends "Model" to the end (e.g. Banana Flower Basket NLWa Model.png). The reason why the existing Welcome amiibo images don't use this is that no standard was set until our uploads of GameCube item images a few months ago. ~ AlexBot2004 (Talk) 21:43, January 6, 2021 (EST)

I knew the images were from the Welcome amiibo update, but I figured at the time I would follow the outdated existing naming convention for consistency. Thank you for letting me know about the appropriate naming standard, I'll make sure to do that from now on. HylianAngel (talk) 23:09, January 6, 2021 (EST)
Also feel free to overwrite any of my NLWa model images with your own versions! I was attempting to capture the models at the 1st frame of the RV ordering screen (although I've since realized that Citra delays screenshots by a frame, so many of them are actually the 2nd frame). And I also measured the amount of whitespace used on the HHD icons, which is almost always 1.33x the length of the longest edge of a piece of furniture. The first frame + the amount of whitespace used perfectly mimic'd the angle and whitespace of the HHD icons, but it's better for all the models to have consistency, so please replace mine as it's seen fit. HylianAngel (talk) 20:09, January 9, 2021 (EST)
Sorry for the late response, I didn't see this until just now. For the furniture screenshots, I used the same standards that were used for the GCN screenshots: front-on angle (which requires waiting a little bit for it to spin around, since they start angled in NL; going frame-by-frame is useful here) and +20% padding on the larger axis. ~ AlexBot2004 (Talk) 01:15, January 16, 2021 (EST)

Promotion![edit]

Hello. As you're aware, you're a staff member now. Welcome to the team and well deserved! See Nookipedia:Patrollers for the tools and abilities you have and feel free to ask reach to us, if you have any questions about them. vmario97 (talk) 04:52, January 31, 2021 (EST)

Thank you for the welcome! I'm glad that I have access to these tools to make editing a bit easier. And sounds good, I'll definitely ask questions if I need help. HylianAngel (talk) 05:07, January 31, 2021 (EST)
Congratulations on behalf of all of us! For the purposes of verification on Discord, can you confirm that your username there is Soleil#6271? --Jake (talk) 10:55, January 31, 2021 (EST)
Yes, my Discord username is Soleil#6271. HylianAngel (talk) 16:01, January 31, 2021 (EST)
Awesome, I have added you to the staff channels on the Discord! --Jake (talk) 19:54, January 31, 2021 (EST)

Yo.[edit]

If you want to check if the image is still on Villager houses/New Leaf, there's a dropdown menu to purge cache, which reloads everything and updates the photos. That way, you can be sure it's no longer linked to the page itself as the table itself is a cargo table. Hope it helps! -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 17:16, February 22, 2021 (EST)

I've used the "purge cache" option after changing out photos, but sometimes the old photos still linger some reason before eventually purging after time passes, so I figure it's better to just not delete the photo right away so the display doesn't get negatively affected. I also add the delete template to keep track of which photos need to be deleted, so it would be easy to just click "purge cache" once instead of every time I switch out a photo since I plan to update many of the exterior photos, then later mass-delete all of them once the page gets fixed. HylianAngel (talk) 17:27, February 22, 2021 (EST)
Oh that's understandable! -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 17:28, February 22, 2021 (EST)

Admin?[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your edits! Would you like to be promoted into administrator? The role will give you perks that not available for patrollers. Let us know, if you want to be promoted. vmario97 (talk) 01:33, April 12, 2021 (EDT)

Sure, I wouldn't mind. HylianAngel (talk) 17:11, April 12, 2021 (EDT)
...and you're now our latest admin! Huge congratulations! :) Drago (talk) Drago PC Villager Icon.png 14:04, April 18, 2021 (EDT)
Thank you very much! I appreciate the kind words in the application form, I'll do my best to make good use of the tools. HylianAngel (talk) 14:52, April 18, 2021 (EDT)

The edits you made then reverted[edit]

So, what's the story behind those edits to the e+ villagers' favorite songs that you made but then later reverted?

I'm asking this because I noticed something fishy when you changed Walker's favorite song in e+ to K.K. Mambo, as I remember an e+ video (which I can't find to prove my point) that shows Walker and I distinctly remember Two Days Ago playing in his house. Snapping Turtle NH Icon.pngTurtleCrossing of the Turtle TribeTortimer PC Character Icon.png 03:56, April 15, 2021 (EDT)

I was following the spreadsheet outlined here, however, I felt something was off because all of the values were just reflections of the base-game counterparts's songs (Wade -> Joey, Nindori -> Bangle, etc.) and I discovered through manual research that the DnMe+ song values were probably incorrect, so I reverted everything related to it. Gonna hold back on using the spreadsheet for DnMe+ songs until it gets fixed. I've also been taught how to hack the villagers into DnMe+, so I plan to manually research all their songs to make sure they are correct. Just learned that Leonardo's is K.K. Safari, which makes both the current article and the spreadsheet incorrect. HylianAngel (talk) 04:08, April 15, 2021 (EDT)
This was also why I made many reverts involving the DnMe+ exteriors: I analyzed the spreadsheet and realized that the DnMe+ villagers were using colors that shouldn't have existed (color #5) and were also all missing color #0, and it turned out all of the values were off by 1. So that got fixed on the spreadsheet and I fixed the initial edits I made here based on the previous incorrect version. HylianAngel (talk) 04:11, April 15, 2021 (EDT)