User:Trig Jegman

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A user most known for file management. See also: The talk page, Project Clean-Up, my updates discord.

Terminology

Caps = Capitalization

FNC = File Name Change - I usually use this on any changed talk pages

RFC = Renamed for Consistency - Like files, such as character icons, should be similarly named. These are usually minor fixes.

TR = Technical Rename - removing or changing things like punctuation, unnecessary numbers, or files with weird issues in them. Files should have no punctuation other than a sparingly used hyphen.

RFA = Renamed for Accuracy - Spelling errors, wrong names, poor formatting, or lack of specified game. More-specific-to-the-image naming. This is about 85% of when the main file name is changed. These are usually major fixes.

NCR = Naming Conflict Rename - Files that are almost identically named that are renamed to avoid confusing the two. Hypothetical examples: Kirby.png vs. Kirby.PNG, or Dedede1.png vs. Dedede 1.png

RIF = Removed Image:/File: - Using <Gallery> means you don't need to use "Image:" (which shouldn't really be used anyway) or "File:". If I'm passing through a gallery, I'll try to remove any I see. It may also mean changing Image: to File: for single images.

UPI = Unused Personal Image

ECE = Edit Conflict Error

Additionally, because autofill is an evil tool from evil town, I add a symbol in each edit summary so it doesn't save forever. In 2020, it is an ampersand (&).

Notes

See also: My sandbox

General/Miscellaneous

  • Perhaps the Pikmin 3D redirect should be converted to a disambig, one for Pikmin 3 Deluxe and one for Pikmin on the 3DS? - 08:48, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • Find actual Japanese speakers to translate JP treasure descriptions. - 08:48, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • Check in/Small talk Small talk 9 has a weird string of numbers in the discussion. Is that in the game? Seems heavily out of place. - 09:28, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • Virtually all of the drawn maps for the games are wildly inconsistent in design and quality. Perhaps they could be remade with more modern tech and detail? - 15:51, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • Delete Talk:Black pikmin - 20:21, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • Some of the middle revisions of File:Metroid.gif could be deleted. - 21:05, October 14, 2020 (EDT)
  • While it may not matter since their last edit was in 2014, User:StuperStar has more than 5 user images. Perhaps some of the pikmin icons at the bottom can be used somewhere? - 13:05, October 15, 2020 (EDT)
  • File:PikminWorldsDS.ogg is large in size and duration--usually there is a lot of concern about keeping music to sections of 30 seconds for copyright... - 14:19, October 15, 2020 (EDT)

Redirects for Text

Redirects exist for the following:

File:Koppaite character F.png

File:Koppaite character J.png

File:Koppaite character O.png

File:Koppaite character Q.png

File:Koppaite character V.png

File:Koppaite character X.png

File:Koppaite character Y.png

File:Koppaite character Z.png

Is this necessary to keep? Shouldn't they just be replaced on the one page they are used on with the source? - 09:56, October 14, 2020 (EDT)


File redirects that cannot be deleted

These are used for specific cargo-like automatic linking, and they cannot be manually re-linked. File:Cap conc.jpg File:Cap kusachi.jpg‎ File:Libra icon.png File:Piklopedia Anode Beetle.png File:Piklopedia Anode Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Antenna Beetle.png File:Piklopedia Armored Cannon Beetle Larva.png File:Piklopedia Awakening Wood map.jpg File:Piklopedia Beady Long Legs.png File:Piklopedia Breadbug.png File:Piklopedia Bulbmin.png File:Piklopedia Bulborb Larva.png File:Piklopedia Bumbling Snitchbug.png File:Piklopedia Burrowing Snagret.png File:Piklopedia Careening Dirigibug.png File:Piklopedia Caustic Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Cloaking Burrow-nit.png File:Piklopedia Clover.png File:Piklopedia Common Glowcap.png File:Piklopedia Creeping Chrysanthemum.png File:Piklopedia Crimson Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Dandelion.png File:Piklopedia Decorated Cannon Beetle.png File:Piklopedia Doodlebug.png File:Piklopedia Dwarf Bulbear.png File:Piklopedia Dwarf Orange Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Dwarf Red Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Emperor Bulblax.png File:Piklopedia Empress Bulblax.png File:Piklopedia Female Sheargrub.png File:Piklopedia Fiddlehead.png File:Piklopedia Fiery Blowhog.png File:Piklopedia Fiery Bulblax.png File:Piklopedia Fiery Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Figwort.png File:Piklopedia Foxtail.png File:Piklopedia Gatling Groink.png File:Piklopedia Giant Breadbug.png File:Piklopedia Golden Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Greater Spotted Jellyfloat.png File:Piklopedia Hairy Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Hermit Crawmad.png File:Piklopedia Honeywisp.png File:Piklopedia Horsetail.png File:Piklopedia Iridescent Flint Beetle.png File:Piklopedia Iridescent Glint Beetle.png File:Piklopedia Ivory Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Lesser Spotted Jellyfloat.png File:Piklopedia Male Sheargrub.png File:Piklopedia Mamuta.png File:Piklopedia Man-at-Legs.png File:Piklopedia Margaret.png File:Piklopedia Mitite.png File:Piklopedia Munge Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Orange Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Pellet Posy.png File:Piklopedia Perplexing Pool map.jpg File:Piklopedia Pileated Snagret.png File:Piklopedia Puffy Blowhog.png File:Piklopedia Queen Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Raging Long Legs.png File:Piklopedia Ranging Bloyster.png File:Piklopedia Ravenous Whiskerpillar.png File:Piklopedia Red Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Seeding Dandelion.png File:Piklopedia Segmented Crawbster.png File:Piklopedia Shearwig.png File:Piklopedia Shoot.png File:Piklopedia Skitter Leaf.png File:Piklopedia Snow Bulborb.png File:Piklopedia Spotty Bulbear.png File:Piklopedia Swooping Snitchbug.png File:Piklopedia Titan Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Toady Bloyster.png File:Piklopedia Unmarked Spectralids.png File:Piklopedia Valley of Repose map.jpg File:Piklopedia Violet Candypop Bud.png File:Piklopedia Volatile Dweevil.png File:Piklopedia Water Dumple.png File:Piklopedia Waterwraith.png File:Piklopedia Watery Blowhog.png File:Piklopedia Withering Blowhog.png File:Piklopedia Wogpole.png File:Piklopedia Wollywog.png File:Piklopedia Yellow Wollywog.png File:Perfect Container icon.png File:P2CU room north2x2 1 tekiF tile.jpg File:P2CU room north 1 hiba tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU room north 1 mat tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU room north tutorial 1 snow.jpg File:P2CU room purple14 14 snow.jpg File:P2CU room tako2x2 8 tekiF tile.jpg File:P2CU room vs 5x5a 2 kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room vs big2 kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room vs big kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room vs drypool5x5 5 tile.jpg File:P2CU room vs hitode2x3 5 metal.jpg File:P2CU room vs hitode3x3m 5 conc.jpg File:P2CU room vs hitode4x4 6 metal.jpg File:P2CU room vs hitode6x7 4 toy.jpg File:P2CU room vs ike3 2 snow.jpg File:P2CU room vs mid1 6 tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU room vs mid kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room vs mid sara2 8 toy.jpg File:P2CU room vs nobo2 4 metal.jpg File:P2CU room vs north2x2 1 tile.jpg File:P2CU room vs north 1 metal.jpg File:P2CU room vs saka2 2 snow.jpg File:P2CU room vs spiral 1 conc.jpg File:P2CU room vs yukoana1 5x3 2 tile.jpg File:Number 1 Ionium Jet icon.png File:Number 2 Ionium Jet icon.png File:P2CU item way3 tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU item wayl metal.jpg File:P2CU item wayl tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU item way4 tsuchi.jpg File:Burgeoning Spiderwort icon.png File:Divine Cooking Tool icon.png File:P2CU room 4x4g water 4 conc.jpg File:P2CU room 5x5a 2 tekiF kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room Oashi8x9 s conc.jpg File:P2CU room big tekiF kusachi.jpg File:P2CU room block1 3 hiba tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU room cent2 4 metal.jpg File:P2CU room hitode4x4 tekiF 3 metal.jpg File:P2CU room hitode6x6 yakushima 3 toy.jpg File:P2CU room manh7x7p boss conc.jpg File:P2CU room mid1 6 boss tsuchi.jpg File:P2CU room nobo2 4 metal.jpg


Trig How to Rename Files

While I have done the best I can to justify my reasoning, this section is almost entirely unofficial, so take it with a pillar of salt.

Please read this and this first. It is a much broader, official guide and is more likely to answer questions before I do. I will use the file File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png as an example in this demonstration.


Giving a file a name

When naming a file, it is most important to keep three "C"s in mind: Consistency, clarity, and capitalization. Additionally, a well named file can answer the questions "What game is this" and "What is the file about" WITHOUT the need to see the file.

I personally try to have all files be named in the following format: (Game Name/Abbreviation) (Object or Action) (Specifics).extension, but it is more important to remain consistent amongst the files being dealt with over this format. For a specific example, if all the other files being dealt with are in the format "Game Abbreviation Character Icon.extension", your file should properly reflect this. In terms of what 'Specifics' means, it means what the type of image is. There are about five types of images, being Artwork, Icon, Screenshot, Sprite, and Model/Render (varies).

In regards to the extension, the most important part about the extension is that it needs to be lowercase. Additionally, jpeg files should be written as jpg, and ogg should be formatted as oga or ogv, depending on the file type. This is not a me thing , rather it is the creater of the ogg container's request.

Clarity is fairly simple: The name should make sense. Avoid using more words than necessary to convey what the image is about, and if conjecture needs to be used, try and use wording that is directly used for the intended caption or surrounding context.

Capitalization once again is about making sure all files have lowercase extensions, and proper uppercase letters for any abbreviations (use SMW over smw). Don't use all uppercase, either.


What to avoid


  • Capitalized extensions. Pretty good reason as to why I'd bring it up this many times if it wasn't a big deal.
  • Inconsistency. Files named 'SMM2 The cool Song of doom.oga' have weird, inconsistent capitalization; similar multiple files that change capitalization should be renamed to prevent it.
  • Overabbreviating. Shortening game names can be nice, but shortening things such as area names or characters may lead to some confusion or NCRs later down the road. Whispy Woods is not that long of a name, and does not need to be written as WW, for example.
  • Using the gif format for static images: These can be uploaded as png files, and it is better to do so.
  • Having funny file names. While files about yoshi being named "ugly green frog" is a good chuckle, it also makes it very difficult to identify what the file is actually about.
  • Unnecessary numbers. Sometimes it makes sense to name files numerically, such as Intro 1/Intro 2/Intro 3, but if it could be reasonably avoided, it should be.
  • Punctuation. While you can use some punctuation, it should only be used if said punctuation appears in what the file is describing. Personally, if it is not a hyphen, I do not like to keep punctuation, such as exclaimation points or apostrophes. Most importantly, do NOT (ever) use periods or pound signs (#) in file names because that can affect the coding. Furthermore, do not use parentheses, quotation marks, unicode, funky letters like À; Æ; Ö, emojis (yes people have tried), or unnecessary hyphens (ex: KRD-Cool-Door-Sprite.gif).
  • Too broad a name. Don't name a file after only the page you are referring to, as most of the time it may come back in a later game or in another form. 'Gordo.png' or 'Kirby right back at ya.jpg' are hypothetical examples of broad naming.

Renaming existing files

The way I approach renaming a file is by first having the File page open.

I then open all the pages it is both used on and pages I can edit in a new tab, but you may opt into windows or your own method instead.

Move the file to the appropriate name.

Generally speaking, all pages that start with "User:" or "Talk archive:" cannot be edited, but regular pages, pages listed with "Gallery:", and pages listed with "User talk:" (including archives) usually can be edited.

Most importantly to change is the regular pages and galleries. Locate the image and where it is used (sometimes it may be used more than once) and replace it. I generally find it helpful to use copy and pasting here. If you have the find tool, it can help minimize time spent searching. I am not an all computer wizard, but it tends to be command-F for macs and control-F for not-macs.

If you decide to preserve the user talk pages as well, open them up and do the same replacement if possible. Some user talk pages are protected, meaning the images are unable to be replaced. This is okay. This stuff happens. Not all images last forever, and that is why it is okay User pages don't need attention. If you can replace any images, edit ONLY the file name and nothing else. Indicate in the summary very clearly why a talk page or archive was edited. I use the term FNC, file name change, but as long as people understand why, it is acceptable.

Once all pages have been addressed, go to the created redirect and mark it with the {{delete}} tag. Indicate a reason for deletion (FNC would likely be understood here too). After this, check the page "What Links Here" on the left side under "Tools". This is helpful for two reasons: The first is to make sure you didn't miss anything! The second is to see if any linked but undisplayed files are used.

Trig Demonstration Example File.png

Files can be listed with a colon before File is written File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png or also with alternate text. If this usage can be replaced, it should be as well.

The file File:Trig Demonstration Example File.png itself links to a variety of pages to demonstrate what has been listed above.

At this point, you are done. Should you have any questions, comments, concerns, quantums, or theorems, please ask away on my talk page. Happy editing.


Why does this matter?

Having a consistent naming structure(s) leads to easier use of the wiki! Without funky file names, people won't be confused about how to type them in, be able to search for files easier, and be able to know what each file is on a large page like a gallery without being able to see it when editing. Some people when writing could even be able to just write a filename without even having to look it up. While making file names better, it also can reach to a large amount of pages to help fix problems on those pages as well. Some less popular pages can be scanned for errors.

What Does That Mean? (FAQ)

This section is a semi-dedicated FAQ to both questions related to files and general wiki editing. Have a question? I would be happy to answer it on my talk page instead.

Why do we have different types of files?

JPG/JPEG is a lossy type of image. While compressing, the file may lose quality in order to have a better file size. They are less preferred than other file types, but that is not to say they are bad. Usually, JPGs are used for artworks or Wii U/Switch screenshots. JPG files cannot and should not be converted into other file types.

GIF is a lossless types of image, revolutionary for supporting animation and transparency. It can only display 256 colors per frame, however. These files are most recommended to be used for animated images only, as the successor file type is much more effective at displaying images. Additionally, gameplay GIFs should be avoided because too many colors at once causes dithering, a process where color values exceeding GIF's 256 are replaced with a "best guess", usually, reducing the overall quality.

PNG is essentially GIF 2 electric boogaloo. It was designed to improve on the lossless format to be both more compressed but also have more color options available to the viewer. A majority of wiki files are in this format. PNG is also transparency supportive, and is usually the smallest file type available. The main distinction between PNG and GIF is that PNG does not necessarily have animation support. There were several attempts to add it on later down the line, such as MNG (creator:png group) or APNG (mozilla), but they do not hold universal value. While the wiki supports APNG uploads, it is not heavily suggested as it is not quite available to all users and are usually large in size.

SVGs are interesting lossless files. They are universally supported, and essentially run images off text files. The two reasons that these files may be used over PNG is because they are much much smaller, and because that they can be displayed at any size without a change in quality. You want a 9000 by 9000 pixel SVG? It'll go there and look just as good as 152x152. They are only effective when it comes to line art or very simple artworks, however.

Is there a difference between JPG and JPEG?

Short answer: No. Long answer: Noooooo.

JPG and JPEG are entirely interchangeable and have absolutely no meaning over the other. That said, files should use jpg, just to have a sense of uniformity.

Why isn't this gif moving?

Chances are, it is a single frame gif. If possible, try and convert to a PNG before uploading, as they are more optimal to utilize and it generally does not affect visual quality.

I thought PNGs were supposed to be transparent

PNGs can be transparent, but they might not be. Sometimes the source uses a white background and that is ok. Transparency should not be artificially created just because an image is a PNG. Images should never be made transparent in systems like GIMP. Only official transparency should be used.

What's the deal with "inter-file periods"?

Interfile periods, periods that are in a file name that aren't for the extension, are not really great to have. While other punctuation found in a subject is usually okay, sometimes systems freak out as to when the extension starts when it comes to periods. For example, it may read a file named "Mr. T Artwork.jpg" as it should be, Mr. T Artwork, with an extension of jpg, OR it might read the file as Mr T with the extension of Artwork.jpg

There doesn't appear to be a rhyme or reason as to when one happens over another, but typically it messes up in galleries over anything else. It's better to be safe and avoid them entirely. If anything, it is simply easier to read.

What's the deal with hyphens?

Hyphens are a difficult middle ground when it comes to naming files. While they should be used for anything with a hyphen specifically in the name, they should NOT be used in place of spaces. The reason for this is generally because it's easier to type without a space, and the use of hyphens simply creates more opportunities for files to be almost identically named. KSSU-Moon.png and KSSU Moon.png could be two different files, and it is not the most effective to name them so similarly.

A hyphen (-), found on most keyboards, is not to be confused with a dash (—) or a minus sign (−).

For example, the following could all be be different files:

  • Kirby-Sword.png
  • Kirby - Sword.png
  • Kirby- Sword.png
  • Kirby -Sword.png

What's an NCR?

An NCR is a term I use to describe files that are almost identically named. Some examples would be:

  • Capitalization. (EX: File:KEY Dream Land.png and File:KEY dream land.png)
  • Extension difference. (EX: File:Marx being cool.jpg and File:Marx being cool.png)
  • Hyphens (EX: File:Meta Knight.png vs File:Meta-Knight.png vs File:Meta - Knight.png vs File:Meta- Knight.png vs File:Meta -Knight.png)

Why do you have symbols all over your sandbox?

I usually use them to be able to reference different types of images. Often, I will use the at sign @, dollar sign $, percent %, ampersand &, and dead key grave ` (and rarely asterism, usually for lists ⁂) to self categorize groups of images. For example, if I am going to need to fix the aboutfiles on a set of images, I might add % to them and do all of those images at the same time. Generally, they don't mean the same thing for the same section.

What are Smart Quotes? What are Smart Apostrophes?

Smart quotes and apostrophes are a type of quote that is not on a universal keyboard. They appear like this: (“|”|‘|’). They were essentially created to add style to the regular straight quotes (sometimes jokingly called dumb quotes) as seen here: ("|'). Since Smart Quotes do not appear on most keyboards as a standard, we try to avoid them the best we can. Some browsers/OS have automatic correction to smart quotes, especially apple products. These settings can be turned off in various settings pages.

Since some people may only be using smart quotes, pages that utilize quotations and apostrophes should have extra redirects made that utilize them.

Why do I keep seeing "Optimized" on files? What's PNG Monstrous?

Image optimization is a LOSSLESS process in which an image has its metadata removed. Metadata is more text based, hidden information attached to files. Generally some metadata could include the date of capture, the file's dimensions, or type of camera used. While maybe useful for personal use, it's not necessary to have on the wiki. Hence, the emphasis on optimizing files.

There are a number of programs available to optimize files. The most popular are PNG Monstrous (formerly PNG Monster), which is universal in download and is extremely effective. The other is ImageOptim, which is generally a mashup of a bunch of optimizers. The pro to using ImageOptim is that it has support for four file types to be optimized: PNG, JPG, GIF, and SVG, with a con of being MacOS exclusive

Before uploading a new image or revision, images are encouraged to be optimized as it helps the user load the image more effectively and saves server space.

As mentioned before, optimizing is a lossless process. Compression, which is sadly used interchangeably with optimizing, could mean either regular optimizing or the use of LOSSY compression. Lossy compression is where the image quality is reduced (by any varying amount) to make the file size smaller. LOSSY compression should not be used.

What's Gamma Brightening?

Gamma (Brightening) is a type of metadata stored on image files that change the way certain colors are displayed. Usually, it reduces the contrast amongst colors and is typically found on PNGs. While generally unwritten, the policy on gamma brightened photos is to optimize the file only if the original source does not use gamma brightening. If the source image contains gamma brightening metadata, it should not be optimized.

Why do we use OGA and OGV instead of OGG?

Xiph OGG Naming Standard.png

Way back yonder when the OGG format was introduced by Xiph.org, the only extension was .ogg; Since it became wildly much more popular in the later 2000s, they realized that the ability to have almost any type of file use OGG, they formally headlined the creation of different extensions such as OGA (Lossy Audio), OGV (Video), OGX (applications), and XFPF (weird code stuff that I don't understand). Per the creators suggestion, we should use the distinguished naming scheme.

Why can't I play this OGA/OGV file?

Unfortunately, while popular in the days of 2010, the global standard has dropped universal OGG support for reasons that have yet to really be explained. Some theorize it was because apple was trying to replace it with .mov and .m4a files, but this is conjecture. Generally, google chrome is a good browser to try and view this type of file on. If possible, it may be acceptable to re-rip as MP3 files.

I thought we weren't allowed to use MP3

Historically no, MP3 files could not be used because of a super uptight licensing system. Thankfully, this system has expired and MP3 is free to use.

How come some files have the name parts in a different order than here?

Matter of preference to the user.

I prefer distinguishing by game first, the subject of the image second, and the type of image third so that it is simple to tell on pages with multiple games involved (galleries especially), as it makes the most sense to compare files of one game to another first before comparing them to each other. Namewise, how does my Kirby Super Star Gordo Sprite stand out amongst other games? Because it's Kirby Super Star. How does it stand out to other Kirby Super Star files? Because it's a Gordo. How does it stand out to other Kirby Super Star Gordos? Because it is a sprite.

Other people prefer to use the format Subject-Game-Type because it is generally easier to search for in categories.

Other notes

Additionally, please don't ask me about my personal life, I'd greatly appreciate it. I do make cool music for fun though

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