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Hello, McRela!

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Quality of your item images

Hi McRela!

I noticed that you don't make use of the necessary settings for item images. Your pics of the Gauzed Gaze, Dad Duds, and the Herald's Helm all have very jagged edges. Please make sure to follow this tutorial and use settings such as Anti-Aliasing in order to improve the image quality. If you have trouble removing the background, you can use this or this method (you don't need the TF2 backpack icon template, though). If you have any questions, feel free to post something on my talk page or join the IRC channel :) Killstreak Icon.png Hagbard Celine (T · C) 10:43, 21 May 2016 (PDT)

I was talked about it on IRC, I have little problem with my graphic card, I told this is only <<first version>> and I'll reupload photos with better quality whenever I repair it. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 00:24, 22 May 2016 (PDT)
Hey McRela, we indeed talked about that. But in my opinion it's just twice the work you're doing when uploading those images twice. Why not waiting until you fixed everything and then uploading proper high quality images? :) — shots fired by: Nikno{Talk|Contribs} 00:40, 22 May 2016 (PDT)
I know I double my work, but I do it for people, who wanted to know how items look - the most of them check TF2 Wiki as first page, so, in my opinion, it's better to keep image with little less quality than usual for one week than have no image and disappoint our readers. ;) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 00:44, 22 May 2016 (PDT)

Kilka uwag

Witam. Widzę, że starasz się pomagać nam w tłumaczeniu TF2 Wiki, ale mam kilka uwag co do tego. Posłużę się tą strona jako przykładem - Po pierwsze, tłumaczenie "Updated model(s)/materials" to "Zaktualizowano model(e)/tekstury", a nie "materiały". Przyznasz, że trochę nie miało by to sensu. Po drugie, jeśli aktualizujesz bardzo przestarzałą stronę, najlepiej jest skopiować całość strony w języku angielskim i tłumaczyć na już polskiej stronie z dopiskiem "/pl". No chyba, że boisz się stracić swoją pracę, możesz ją tłumaczyć np. w notatniku, a później ją skopiować na odpowiednią stronę. Usuń całość nieaktualnej strony i wklej swoją nową. Bardzo często są przez to pomijane nieprawidłowe linki lub po prostu nieprawidłowe informacje. Po trzecie, tłumaczenie przedmiotów (np. kosmetycznych): (Nazwa przedmiotu) jest (stworzonym przez społeczność) (promocyjnym) przedmiotem kosmetycznym dla (klasa). Możesz przeglądnąć strony, które już aktualizowałem, jeśli chcesz wiedzieć jak to wygląda. Dodawaj też angielską nazwę zaraz po tłumaczonej nazwie w sposób taki jak: Wcelowany Spartanin (oryg. Scoped Spartan). Pomaga to znaleźć przedmiot osobom, które nie znają angielskiego lub jego oryginalnej nazwy. Oraz końcówkę |en-sound=yes}} po dialogach wypowiadanych w języku angielskim oraz po linkach odnoszących się do anglojęzycznych stron należy dodać {Lang icon|en} (z dwoma { } po obu stronach) I jeszcze widzę, że zapominasz przetłumaczyć w tkz. "Infoboxie" nazwę klasy, do której należy przedmiot oraz aktualizację dodania.

Poprawiłem tą stronę. Możesz zobaczyć co i jak. Jeśli masz jakieś pytania, no cóż ... pytaj :3 . Danio19978/Dan 10:31, 17 June 2016 (PDT)

Question about images.


I sadly was afk as you asked me a question on the irc and then you left. Your question was:

"I make screenshots and they are ~400x400, your pictures are 800x800".

The resolution of hlmv screenshots are entirely dependent on the size of your hlmv screen, the size of the model in your hlmv and your maximum screen resolution. If you want to increase the size of you pictures, minimize the white space in hlmv by zooming into the model as much as possible. Also use hlmv in full screen. If you want to further increase the resolution, use a bigger screen resolution. Though this is not really necessary since your 400x400 images are automatically resized on articles and if you open them separately they're still big enough to see the relevant details mostly.

I hope that answers your question. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 10:49, 17 June 2016 (PDT)

Thank you for fast reply, unfortunatelly I lost connection to Internet, so I left IRC. :/ I think I have just problem with little size resolution. Maybe it's the reason why my anti-alaising suck too. :P Many thanks, McRela Holy Mackerel.png 11:48, 17 June 2016 (PDT)
Your aliased edges don't correlate with your image resolution. I'd say in general, images with smaller resolution have less problems with aliasing than bigger ones. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 12:01, 17 June 2016 (PDT)
But my graphic card suck. :/ McRela Holy Mackerel.png 12:07, 17 June 2016 (PDT)


B-1 (talk) 22:25, 18 June 2016 (PDT)i dont no it sorry B-1

Pictogram info.png Pictogram info.png Please make use of the Show preview button. It gives you a preview of the edit you are making, allowing you to perfect your changes before you save the page. You can edit the whole article by clicking the edit button at the top of the page, which is preferable to editing multiple sections consecutively. The preceding unsigned comment was added by B-1 (talk) • (contribs)

TF2Jam Demo image

Hello McRela. A few days ago you said that the HLMV I posted of the Demoman wearing the TF2Jam medal looks stupid. Care to elaborate on why you think it looks stupid? Thanks. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 11:39, 31 July 2016 (PDT)

Nothing special, just my opinion that pose is little retarded, don't worry. :) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 08:29, 1 August 2016 (PDT)

The update-trans template

Hey McRela,

I see that you're adding a lot of {{update trans}} templates lately, which is not a bad thing. Though please keep in mind that for lots of langauges nearly every article is out of date, so adding this template does not really help the targeted language. Please consider letting the translators in their own langauge decide, what to do with that template. Also please refrain from editing foreign languages. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 05:09, 22 August 2016 (PDT)

I put it only for pages describing hats that now are all-classes, but then was one class only. I treat this as information for both readers and editors. But I can stop doing that. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 05:16, 22 August 2016 (PDT)
That's totally okay then, I just wanted to prevent seeing that template on tons of pages for all languages :) — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 05:18, 22 August 2016 (PDT)
Yeah, understand. And I know it's impossible to take valid informations for all pages, because, for example, update logs, etc. :) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 05:20, 22 August 2016 (PDT)

HLMV images

Hey McRela. In the future, if you include weapons in your cosmetic images, could you try to have them be stock weapons and not unlockable weapons? Some other HLMVers like myself think that only stock weapons should be shown on those class images, so the reader doesn't confuse with them or don't have questions about the weapon (in-case they don't know.) Thank you! --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 13:33, 6 September 2016 (PDT)

Ok then, I'll remember that. But sometimes, not-stock weapon is better I think, for example Eyelander with knight helmet picture. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 13:34, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
Also, that's my private question: Seriously anybody was confused because of not stock weapon? O_o McRela Holy Mackerel.png 13:47, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
It might look better, but for consistency we just use stock. And yes someone was confused. I wouldn't have brought it up if it hadn't happened before. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 13:55, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
lol McRela Holy Mackerel.png 15:36, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
These things happen. :3 --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 15:53, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
That's stupid, though. — Tark lm(pt-br) 16:18, 6 September 2016 (PDT)
Who are the other HLMVers? — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 05:50, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
Gabrielwoj and Bojjob. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 06:05, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
So I saw your new uploads with the tournament medals. You're doing great but there's a few things I noticed. First, try to fully crop the image so the edge is touching the pixels on the side of the sleeves, so we can leave little extra space as possible. Next, I'm seeing a lot of white dots. Are you using the select tool when editing your images? --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 07:21, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
I have little problem with places that have same color as background, to be honest. I know you prefer "white background technique" because of white residue looks better than green one, they are almost invicible. But, for example with whole Medic, I sometimes must edit pictures manually, because of GIMP try to remove their sleeves, suits, etc. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 07:26, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
I think you may be doing them wrong. You may be forgetting to Channel to selection, like here:

Like this. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 07:56, 7 September 2016 (PDT)

Oh, as a side note for some of these medal pages you'll have noticed they're the same medal just with a different name. For those medals, just make an image redirect for their class pics. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 08:15, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
I'll try, many thanks. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 09:41, 7 September 2016 (PDT) Anyway, any tip for larger size of pictures? :P McRela Holy Mackerel.png 09:41, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
If you have trouble with the image redirects, then just change the filenames for now. Most of the work is done for you since a lot of the medals are the same. Just don't upload duplicates under a different name. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 10:09, 7 September 2016 (PDT)
So, for tips on image sizes, try to keep them in a size similar to the other HLMV works as an example. Nothing too big or too small. Basically, when posing ask yourself "Hold on, this littles kinda wrong" then chances are others will say the same. If you do something wrong, don't worry, as others will give criticism of your works. It takes practice to get it right, and it took me a few tries before I started producing good images. --User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 21:18, 7 September 2016 (PDT)

All these images...

User DrScaphandre Konata good job.jpg

--User Dr. Scaphandre Golden Ghastly Gibus.png Dr. Scaphandre 19:58, 13 September 2016 (PDT)

Many thanks. :) I'll reupload previous images I uploaded before, to make then better. ;) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 00:02, 14 September 2016 (PDT)

You slipped through the system!

Wikichievement Awarded by Reason
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Photo Bomb
Continuously upload and add screenshots to articles.

Nikno Wikichievement unlocked!
Uploading painted variant images and, a lot more important, loads of class gallery images regularly for months now. You're doing a great job, the graphical quality of your images also increased much which is great to see! Especially since I don't like to take the gallery images you're helping the wiki a lot, somehow I forgot to award you this achievement earlier, you did more than enough for it :D

— shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 02:35, 9 October 2016 (PDT)

Polskie tłumaczenia i nawiązania

Widziałem, że dodałeś ciekawostkę na temat polskiego tłumaczenia w Jeśli znajdziesz ich więcej, spokojnie je dodawaj. :D - Danio19978 08:00, 17 November 2016 (PST)

Postaram się czegoś poszukać. ;) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 04:44, 18 November 2016 (PST)

Edit summaries

Hello, please refrain from submitting big edits or undos like this one unappropriate edit summaries. "Reason: How about... no?" is definitely not helpful and could be taken offensive by the contributor. Furthermore his change was not as inadequate as you may think, we already agreed on outsourcing the trickstab part to a community strategy page at a later time. Thanks for your time. — shots fired by: Nikno {Talk | Contribs} 07:47, 17 December 2016 (PST)

I usually marked "blanking" with these words, because of "do not argue with trolls". Next time I'll ask first. Ao sorry. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 15:00, 17 December 2016 (PST)

Sorry, my bad.

Yes I know how to do, it's just that it's really late. Sorry again! JuJu (talk) 17:25, 22 January 2017 (PST)

No problem. Anyway, don't forget signature next time ;) (4 tildas) McRela Holy Mackerel.png 17:26, 22 January 2017 (PST)

Reason for deletion

Please don't use "Piece of shit" as a reason for deletion. — Tark lm(pt-br) 06:48, 24 January 2017 (PST)

I am curious to know what page that was for.User Twolfe Signature.png || twolfe's page || twolfe's talk page 07:03, 24 January 2017 (PST)
That was just one sentence in Spanish, decribing Taunt we already have at site. Sorry, maybe I'm too emocional something, I'll try to stop nerwes next time. McRela Holy Mackerel.png 07:39, 24 January 2017 (PST)

How do you take pictures in HLMV?

Hi, I try to get better at making images and I learned how to use the HLMV but I still dont really know how to take screenshots right, how do you take you pictures? I want to make better pictures, thanks! Timmy the mini (talk) 15:44, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Hey, sorry for long time, I had no access to my PC for few days. To be honest, you should ask Bojjob, he is better at making HLMV pictures than me :/

Anyway, I'm taking two pictures with different background, white and black one, then I using that little GIMP trick you can see in my discussion page above McRela Holy Mackerel.png 10:13, 11 March 2018 (UTC)