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Welcome to Jake's talk page!
Hello, my name is Jake! I'm the founder of Nookipedia, and one of the site directors. These days, I am mostly responsible for keeping the site and its various services running smoothly.
  • If you have a general question about wiki policy or editing, it may be better suited for The Roost.
  • If you need to report an issue with another editor or request a username change, please see the Staff Noticeboard.
  • If you'd like to contact me privately about something, please consider sending me an email.
Please feel free to add a topic below for any questions or requests that may come up. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. -- Jake (talk)
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Welcome to Jake's talk page!
Hello, my name is Jake! I'm the founder of Nookipedia, and one of the site directors. These days, I am mostly responsible for keeping the site and its various services running smoothly.
  • If you have a general question about wiki policy or editing, it may be better suited for The Roost.
  • If you need to report an issue with another editor or request a username change, please see the Staff Noticeboard.
  • If you'd like to contact me privately about something, please consider sending me an email.
Please feel free to add a topic below for any questions or requests that may come up. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. -- Jake (talk)

Age limit[edit]

Is there an age limit for the bulletin board forums? --Pachisu123 (talk) 19:46, October 22, 2015 (EDT)

Hi! Unfortunately due to U.S. law, we do have to make the age requirement 13 years old. Sorry about that! --Jake 08:46, October 23, 2015 (EDT)

But why does the wiki have no age limit? I don't understand!

--Pachisu123 (talk) 17:55, October 24, 2015 (EDT)

The wiki doesn't have an age requirement because we don't directly ask for any personal information from minors, whereas the nature of a forum encourages the sharing of personal information and requires an email address to sign up. The wiki signup page terms of agreement (included below) state that those under 13 cannot provide a real name or email address for their account, which allows us to remain complaint with US Law while still allowing minors to create accounts.
Already have an account? Log in. Please note that duplicate accounts are not allowed, and these may be blocked from editing.

Please note: Email address and real name may only be provided by those age 13 and older pursuant to United States Law.

Those under age 13 are still welcome to create an account and may contribute to the wiki without restriction, but may not add an email or real name to their account until their 13th birthday.

--Jake 16:23, October 25, 2015 (EDT)

Why does the forum require email but not wiki?

--Pachisu123 (talk) 19:30, October 25, 2015 (EDT)

Posting on the forum is a more social environment, and as such, involves a certain level of accountability. Collecting an email address allows us to increase the barrier of registration to prevent spam accounts and allow us to keep the site family friendly. The wiki is more of a collaborative environment than a social one, is a lot easier to monitor, and has more staff members. A while back it was decided that we would not require emails on the wiki even though it could lead to an increase in spam, in order to allow younger users like yourself to register under the above terms. If you truly want to create an account on the forums, I can provide you with a form which your parents would need to fill out and fax in to us. However, this is probably more trouble than it's worth since the forums really aren't very active thse days anyway. --Jake 20:33, October 25, 2015 (EDT)

--Briky Briky's Talk Page

Hiya! Sorry for arriving 8 years late to the party, but your 13 y/o rule is in compliance with U.S. law, which does indicate that you have to be 13. But is it only to comply those? Because in some European countries, laws like the one recently passed in France stipulate that you have to be 15 or older for that. So I guess you'd have to ask for a specific country to be in copliance with (almost) all those types of law?


What do you do when you find out that someone created a sock puppet account used to pretend to be someone else?

--Pachisu123 (talk) 18:24, October 26, 2015 (EDT)

We generally block the sockpuppet account and post an informal reminder or an official warning on sockpuppeting depending on the severity of it. The "sockpuppet" can technically be a sibling, however, so we give benefit of the doubt before acting upon the sockpuppet and the original accounts. Mario Signature.png 20:50, October 26, 2015 (EDT)


Do you have a Miiverse?

--Pachisu123 (talk) 16:57, November 22, 2015 (EST)

I think I technically have one, but I don't use it or know my username. --Jake 12:06, December 6, 2015 (EST)

A thing for you.[edit]

Im a fan of Pierce I also have it in my user page, so can I join your special group? TabuuandMasterCore (talk) 20:01, April 1, 2016 (EDT)

Absolutely, anyone is welcome to join. :) --Jake 15:53, April 3, 2016 (EDT)

I need some help[edit]

on my user page, each time I try to create a base Userbox my computer crashes, you have my premission to make it, I can do the rest. TabuuandRover (talk) 21:21, April 3, 2016 (EDT)

Done :) --Jake 22:57, April 6, 2016 (EDT)

Permanent Username change[edit]

If the Username Princess Peach doesn't exist I'll take it! TabuuandRover (talk) 22:51, April 26, 2016 (EDT)

Hey TabuuandRover. The username Princess Peach is not yet taken, however, username changes are only available one time per six months. You will become eligible for another username change on October 3rd, 2016. Sorry about that. --Jake 19:18, April 28, 2016 (EDT)
Since we don't have any info about renaming on the wiki, including the "six month rule", do you think we should add this to one of our Nookipedia namespace pages? If you'd like, I could create a thread on the forums about it. Cheers, Red (talk) Red Snapper WW Sprite.png 12:56, April 29, 2016 (EDT)
Yes. I definitely think we should add this somewhere, perhaps on NP:Policy? TabuuandRover - I didn't realize that this policy was not clearly outlined on the wiki itself, and so I'll allow a second username change to Princess Peach if you still want to go through with it. :) --Jake 13:26, April 29, 2016 (EDT)
I'd go with adding a 13th header about user renames on NP:Policy, while possibly mentioning it on NP:Users and/or NP:Bureaucrats. The only time I've seen the "six month rule" being used or mentioned is in your rename summaries. Red (talk) Red Snapper WW Sprite.png 13:33, April 29, 2016 (EDT)

Hmm.. I have been renamed on other NIWA accounts, also on Mario Wiki they allow only 2 renames per year, I got renamed 3 days after I first was there, then about a month, then they said that I couldn't get a rename until April of next year, and plus on top of that, im becoming inactive from October 2nd until the first of January. I will be touring China during that time before returning to Israel. So im sorry for the inconvenience this causes. P.S. make sure nobody gets that username. TabuuandRover (talk) 21:24, April 29, 2016 (EDT)

Each NIWA Wiki is managed independently, so the policies of other wikis do not necessarily carry over to Nookipedia. If you would like to have your name changed to Princess Peach, just let me know and I'd be happy to do it. --Jake 23:23, April 29, 2016 (EDT)

Ich bin mir sicher, wollen mein Name zu sein! (I sure do want my name to be that!) sorry, my German is coming out. But with the rename, sure! TabuuandRover (talk) 10:17, April 30, 2016 (EDT)

Done. --Jake 19:21, April 30, 2016 (EDT)

Question about forum[edit]

When you set a forum post to staff only, only staff members can view it. But if I become patroller, will I be able to look at staff-only posts or do I need an account on the forum, which I don't have?

--Pachisu123 (talk) 21:13, May 8, 2016 (EDT)

You will be able to access the staff-only forum once you're promoted. Of course, you need an account in the forum first so we can give you the permission to view the forums. Mario Signature.png 21:15, May 8, 2016 (EDT)
This is correct, but to be honest there's really not a whole lot going on in the staff forums. --Jake 15:30, May 9, 2016 (EDT)

A question[edit]

Despite my withdraw, is okay for me to promote somebody else for staff or promote a staff member that is lower than a bureaucrat to a higher level? Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 14:22, May 12, 2016 (EDT)

Only bureaucrats and directors can promote someone directly, but you can nominate someone else to be a staff member. You must get their permission, though. Red (talk) Red Snapper WW Sprite.png 14:36, May 12, 2016 (EDT)

Category help[edit]

I would like to create a new category: Fans of Star Trek. Unfortunately I don't know how. If we work on it together you could join as a gift for creating it or helping me creating it. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 14:15, May 31, 2016 (EDT)

Sure. Just type "Category:Fans of Star Trek" into the search bar and press enter. Then click the link that says create this page and you should be able to start the page. Let me know if you have any other questions. --Jake 18:23, May 31, 2016 (EDT)


Has E3 ended? If so, is this a good time to take the sitenotice down? Red (talk) Red Snapper WW Sprite.png 12:50, June 16, 2016 (EDT)

E3 is over but I wanted to leave it up because the linked page still outlines some of the upcoming games. I think we should take it down at the end of the day. --Jake 13:05, June 16, 2016 (EDT)

Add new right to autoconfirmed users[edit]

Howdy Jake! I was going to create a new Userbox here, but it's from an external source. Can you please add allow autocomfirmed users. Many NIWA wikis and even our Wikia rival does that. I don't want our rival to have advantage of us. Also it would be great if we had posts from Miiverse about New Leaf that's helpful. Thanks! Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 12:32, August 3, 2016 (EDT)

I'm not sure I understand what right you are requesting. Which userbox are you trying to create? You should be able to copy over the wikicode from the other site (with attribution) and modify it to work on our site. --Jake 15:35, August 4, 2016 (EDT)

It's like from a URL. and im autoconfirmed the right that im requesting oto Upload files from URLS and our Wikia rival does that, so does many NIWA wikis. I think you can do it. And for Userboxes I was going to do one with Dave Schwartz. It's from some of them images there inspired me to create a few new categories and userboxes since I know stuff about categories I know what to do. And uploading an image from a URL is much less complicated. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 16:22, August 4, 2016 (EDT)

By the way the right im requesting is included in the Bot group and it is Uploading images from a URL. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 16:24, August 4, 2016 (EDT)
Ok, it's enabled now. --Jake 16:30, August 4, 2016 (EDT)


Hey there Jake! I have a complaint on ZCJigglypuff. The complaint is that the person deleted my custom made userbox and the image along with it. If you can restore them that will be great. And I created the userbox like a patroller did with the piano. I think that's harmful and I was going to let you have the Userbox before ZCJigglypuff deleted it. Thanks! Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 14:57, August 7, 2016 (EDT) Never mind Jake, we are comprimising. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 19:48, August 7, 2016 (EDT)

Glad to hear it! Thanks, ZCJigglypuff, for handling this well and working on a compromise. :) --Jake 21:40, August 7, 2016 (EDT)


Bot hasn't done anything since 2015 is okay for me to mark it as inactive? Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 19:29, September 28, 2016 (EDT)

Sure, thanks. --Jake 21:13, September 29, 2016 (EDT)


Since Amiibos are merchandise, im putting it in the merchandise category, the template and the merchandise page im wondering if that would be helpful. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg Princess Peach Bulborb Buffet.jpg 20:16, November 17, 2016 (EST)

I would ask over at the Community Fountain so that other editors can weigh in on this. --Jake 09:40, November 18, 2016 (EST)

Happy holidays![edit]

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Hi Jake! Just wanted to wish you a very merry holiday season and a happy new year. Thanks for everything you do on Nookipedia!

~SuperHamster Talk 17:44, December 24, 2016 (EST)

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Thank you for the warm welcome[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for the short message you left on my user page. Positive reinforcement is long lost on a lot of game wikis these days. Kudos to you, sir! --NibKing (talk) 00:42, March 13, 2017 (EDT)

Quick question, if you don't mind?[edit]

Um what's the code for the infobox that you've currently got on your Talkpage? Kandi (talk) 13:27, December 6, 2017 (EST)

That would be Template:Infobox User :) ~PoizonMushro0mPoizonMush Sig.png 04:34, December 7, 2017 (EST)


Per thy request. ~SuperHamster Talk 21:20, May 3, 2021 (EDT)

He speaks the truth. --Zucker2008 14:28, June 14, 2021 (BST)

Quick Question[edit]

Just asking or maybe not :] what rank (if any) do you have to be to nominate someone to any rank? Please, if you can, respond accordingly for each rank (including Director, if you can nominate someone to that level) for at which rank you have to be to nominate someone to be that level? Thanks :] - unsigned comment from Zucker2008 (talkcontribs)

Anyone can nominate anyone for any position (with the nominee’s permission first), however by convention people are only nominated for the next highest position as those nominations are more likely to be successful. Director is a leadership role and is by appointment only. There are other roles such as Cargo Technician, Trustee, Bot, and Interface Administrator which are also not eligible for nomination. --Jake (talk) 10:21, June 14, 2021 (EDT)
Thanks! --Zucker2008Zucker NH.png 09:24, June 15, 2021 (BST)


I found that it says on Keaton's page that he can't be one of the starting villagers in your Animal Crossing: New Leaf town, but I had him as one of my starting villagers. Is this an error, or am I just deluded? --Zucker2008 10:15, June 25, 2021 (BST)

I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to answer that on my own. The best course of action would be to open a discussion on Keaton’s talk page so that your experience can be documented. This will give editors something to look out for in the future, as we’d probably need more than one person’s experience to make that change. --Jake (talk) 12:06, June 25, 2021 (EDT)
Smug and big sister villagers can't be starting villagers on day 1 in New Leaf, they always move in later on. HylianAngel (talk) 19:12, June 25, 2021 (EDT)
Well there we go! Hope this answers your question, Zucker2008. --Jake (talk) 21:22, June 25, 2021 (EDT)

-Okay, I must just have had him move in later on and thought he was one of my starting villagers. Thanks, --Zucker

Account Deletion[edit]

Hello, Sorry to bother you. Please could you delete my account for me? I wasn’t sure who to contact and I have been trying to find out how to do this myself; however, I had no luck. Thank you for your time, stay safe ^_^. - unsigned comment from MLBfan (talkcontribs)

It's not possible unfortunately. If you don't want to edit here anymore, that's absolutely fine, but your account will always continue to exist. Drago (talk) Drago PC Villager Icon.png 14:05, September 7, 2021 (EDT)


What is mainspace? I’ve seen it mentioned on occasion, but I don’t know what it is. Moo Moo Meadows 12:30, December 23, 2021 (EST)

Hello, welcome to the site! That would be any page that does not have an associated prefix. For example, a page titled “Template:Tom Nook” would be in the “Template” namespace but a page titled “Tom Nook” without any prefix is in the mainspace. --Jake (talk) 17:35, December 23, 2021 (EST)

Help, I know this might be better suited asking somewhere else[edit]

Hello, I would like to know what "Final nookphone" means on villager pages, I know I am supposed to ask on the discord but I cannot enter the discord because I am underage. Thank you, LibbyOcto (talk) 11:39, March 15, 2023 (EDT)

Hey there! Normally this would be explained on the NookPhone page, and I do have an outline for this information in my sandbox. The only reason this information hasn't been implemented yet is because it will take a lot of time/manpower to actually finish creating the related table that showcases all of the villager NookPhone designs. I can still explain it here for you.
The customizable phone case kit item allows the player to customize their phone to one of eight default customization patterns: Green, Red, Pink, Black, White, Blue, Yellow, and Beige. They can also use it to customize their phone into one of any of the default Sable designs. The player does not immediately learn these designs, but they slowly collect them from Sable if they talk to her each day after befriending her. These Sable designs can also be used to customize certain furniture items, not just their NookPhone.
Villagers wandering around outside will randomly take out their phone to browse it before putting it away, and sometimes they bring it out to take a photo of certain furniture placed outside. (You can also force them to take out their phone at Photopia via the "Take a Picture" Reaction at Photopia.)
Like the customizable phone case kit, villager phones will initially be one of the eight default customization patterns. If the player has not learned any Sable designs, villagers will continue to use the default customization patterns. However, once the player learns the Sable design category, then villagers of that applicable category will upgrade their NookPhone. For example, if a villager's "final NookPhone" comes from the "Retro" category, they will upgrade their phone as soon as the player learns the "Retro" category of Sable designs. There are some villagers/special characters who have no upgraded NookPhone though, and they just continue using one of the eight default customization patterns forever.
There's another layer of complexity. I was watching video footage of my friend design a villager's house request in Happy Home Paradise, a villager he did not have in his town. My friend owns all Sable patterns. However, during the house completion sequence, where they show the villager enjoying the house, this villager actually pulled out a NookPhone using one of the eight default customization patterns. So the villager was actually using their "initial NookPhone" rather than their "final NookPhone." Whether this is because of a special ruleset involving Happy Home Paradise itself, or because it is a villager who does not live in my friend's town, I'm not entirely sure.
Also, all special characters are assigned an "initial NookPhone" that is one of the eight default customization patterns, but this might actually be purely internal. No one has conducted research in their early game to report if special characters actually use these or not. The constraints would be someone who hasn't befriend Sable and then summons the special characters at Photopia to check their NookPhones via the "Take a Picture" Reaction, but almost all players have all Sable patterns already. Either way, articles list the "initial NookPhone" data anyways, since it's interesting information and the colors usually relate to the special character somehow. (Like how Celeste's "initial NookPhone" is "Pink" to match her pink bow. Though again, this might be purely placeholder data that is unused, but no one really knows for sure.) HylianAngel (talk) 17:40, March 15, 2023 (EDT)

Question about PC App Icon 1.0.0.png origin[edit]

Hello! I've recently been looking into the history of Pocket Camp's app icons and I was wondering something about this image: File:PC App Icon 1.0.0.png. In my digging I've only encountered a link to the full-square (i.e. without rounded corners) 1,024 × 1,024 version of this image in the page source of the Pocket Camp page in the App Store from 2017/2018 (using the Wayback Machine). However, in 2021 on the File:PC App Icon 1.0.0.png page the source got listed as 'Nintendo of America', and I read in Discord that in October 2017 you got a press package from the press site. I also noticed that some gaming news sites used the image as well in their articles around that time. So out of curiosity I was wondering if you happen to remember if this image was included in that press package or if you got it somewhere else.

Thanks! --Bassieeee (talk) 10:29, July 12, 2023 (EDT)

Fish list[edit]

Hi, I am new to the game I am wondering what it means when there is a time with nh and sh on the fish list for Animal Crossing New Horizons ChaseLand (talk) 23:16, August 5, 2023 (EDT) Thank you in advance (User: PanPan([[UserTalk:PanPan]Talk]])

A rare Database Error notice[edit]

Hi Jake. A few days ago I was surveying on villagers articles around here (I remembered clicking like, 3-5 pages or so simultaneously that time), and when I viewed one of them, specifically Twiggy's, for some reason I got the prompt of Database Error, even though when I refreshed the page, the prompt is gone. And this is my first time encountering such error in Nookipedia, too (not counting stuffs during the backup period). I was wondering if this error is minor thing, and is the server alright and all. I did bring this up to Drago here hours after that error, but he told me you might know something about it. Can you explain? Thanks. Starry Windy 09:09, August 20, 2023 (EDT)

Looks like I've caught another one, this time when loading Toby's page. This time, I found it say... [0bace38f2b583b267a500be9] 2023-08-27 16:29:09: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError" Starry Windy 12:32, August 27, 2023 (EDT)

Um... so,[edit]

I applied for patroller. Can you please leave a positive vote? ACL.png Acnh Player (talk) ACL.png 22:47, April 13, 2024 (EDT)