User talk:GeckoXp

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Could you put the deletion tag on the images you want gone like last time? I didn't know you wanted the SBWI image deleted, it is done now however. Also could you clarify what's wrong with the new defiler image? Also would it possible for you to help me get in touch with someone in charge of defiler to help me out with an image if they are willing? Thank you very much. --Epoxide 18:35, 17 July 2013 (KST)

Okay I see what you mean. If you refresh your cache it should be gone now. --Epoxide 03:49, 18 July 2013 (KST)

You can't just come and f*cked up someones work, because you wants to. You choose by yourself which achievement is more important and which is not + u made a mistake. Mewka (talk) 21:13, 11 November 2013 (KST)

I didn't fuck up anyone's work. I copied all you did on the tab page, if there was something missing you could've restored it there easily. There's literally no use for ten thousand detailed results on the frontpage of a player, all that makes is to clump up the page with useless spam. Feel free to compare it to pages like Mondragon or FiSheYe. As for the selection part goes: I completely stood with your definition of major and minor, even though it makes no sense at all. I simply replaced 20++ Defiler records with a footnote, the detailed matches were still there. Now, please stop making pointless edits without explaining the 'system' that's behind it. -- GeckoXp (talk) 16:39, 12 November 2013 (KST)

you could just use spoiler for smaller tours instaed of substituting it with some lacking info "achievement" 21 defilers W:L various thing. results page is for players results, a page for all tournaments he took part (look liquipedia2). so far I tried to feel it with bigger tours. I am done and I wont fight with u over liquipedia, good luck Mewka (talk) 16:55, 12 November 2013 (KST)

Hi. Regarding Sonic's photo, I asked Sonic if it's ok to reupload photos he uploads and showed him an example of the photo in his page and the source vid, he just liked the post instead of giving a reply. I assume that's not quite enough;; I asked him to confirm but who knows if he ever gets to that. In case he doesn't, I wonder if we're allowed to use Kimbilly's photos? Like these: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=415426 If there's not an official approval I guess I'd better get onto it. http://cfile4.uf.tistory.com/image/2413154951AA179F15F3B9 looks pretty cool. If sonic doesn't respond in the next few days I'll remove the photo. --Stratos (talk) 16:21, 15 November 2013 (KST)

there's nothing on LPII about him, at least not under this name. So better ask again first. I already sent him a tweet, hopeing he understands it. I'm not sure if it is necessary to delete Sonic's pic already (since there wasn't a message asking to delete it yet), there are still tons of other pics without fileinfo mark on them. Nor am I sure you can even delete the pic yourself, given you are not LP staff. Anyhow, thanks for asking. Is there an option a native Korean speaker could ask Sonic about this, so he really understand what we want? --GeckoXp (talk) 16:53, 15 November 2013 (KST)
Snipe helped me with the translation to make it perfectly clear. It's more a matter of getting Sonic to respond since he's a busy man :/ I'll try to ask him a few more times in the future, in the meantime I just won't be uploading any of his stuff (or any other copyrighted material) --Stratos (talk) 16:59, 15 November 2013 (KST)

Yeah Im going to move the rest to its own article on it here. As long as 2v2s are still popular it might as well be there (the unmoved content I mean). It needs to be longer and in its own article to be sure, but for now I think its fine to just leave it there. Follow up on this as you will; until then I might be the one to put it in its proper place, so no worries for you. :) --Immanot (talk) 15:03, 28 January 2014 (KST)

Oh all right. Good editting then. :) --Immanot (talk) 12:16, 29 January 2014 (KST)
Hmm on second look it appears that the malicious information has penetrated further than you glanced at. I'll be removing some information I deem suspect on the pages where I find them. I'm telling you this because you might find it useful to check the information I removed (cause I don't really know the 2v2 meta ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but some seem pretty obviously involved with the 2v2 edits you removed more than is probably circumstantial). Cheers. --Immanot (talk) 12:28, 29 January 2014 (KST)
Op it seems that the ones I mentioned were only 2 and the ones I thought werent cleaned up were from me looking at from the history and you already cleaned them all up. Yeah, from that it's also clear that that pretty much all 2v2 related edits on this wiki were made by the same person, if one with some knowledge of starcraft. Eh. Cheers. --Immanot (talk) 12:46, 29 January 2014 (KST)


Standard formatting[edit]

Hi Gecko

Could try to use standard formatting conventions for LP please instead of the German formatting? For example: DD.MM.YYYY => YYYY-MM-DD

1on1 => 1v1

$1.000 => $1,000

Thanks --endy (talk) 12:04, 9 June 2014 (KST)

Ok, thanks for the efforts on formatting. Sorry about the ISL banner, I couldn't know. --endy (talk)
Yes, it's ok, I'm a bit "emotional" on that matter given the history, it wasn't meant as accusation. In the later threads Game used other graphics by HawaiianPig, which could maybe be used. IIrc I already told that to Pholon and/or other ISL staff people, but no idea why nobody replaced it.
As for the formats: is there any page on LPI with the formats (e.g. 1on1 -> 1v1, only heard of that now)? If not, the Liquipedia:Style Guide page is outdated. I never checked the other Wikis for their guide. Reminds me that I wanted to make a tournament/league/team help page some day. But hard to do, given that there's no good team page and the tournament templates are still mostly outdated.--GeckoXp (talk) 16:20, 9 June 2014 (KST)
The guidelines are probably outdated, it's just that the dot '.' as a date separator and thousands grouping is the German format and is not used in any other country (idk maybe Austria or German Switzerland).
On top of that, using YYYY-MM-DD for dates makes it unambiguous for everyone.
'05-10-2010' is May 10th for Americans, October 5th for Europeans, but '2010-10-05' is clearly October 5th.
Same thing for '1on1', only Germans use 'on' instead of 'v'. Nothing personal against Germans, but we just use what is the most standard on LP. "1on1" is not a big issue since it cannot be interpreted differently like the dates, it's more for consistency purposes. --endy (talk) 21:25, 9 June 2014 (KST)
Indeed, there is no good template to handle team matches with Bo3 sets. I can make a nice one this week-end if you can wait a few days. --endy (talk) 13:35, 11 June 2014 (KST)
Great additions to ZpuX and Trek btw! Also in case you have not noticed, I migrated a few months ago an improved version of the Liquipedia2 template for Prize Pools, so you may want to use it. Here it is https://liquipedia.net/starcraft/Template:PrizepoolSE --endy (talk) 13:58, 11 June 2014 (KST)
Hey! I didn't forget about your clanwar with Bo3 template, I just have been pretty busy these days! I'll do it soon! --endy (talk) 17:44, 17 June 2014 (KST)
No rush, no rush. It can wait. --GeckoXp (talk) 17:50, 17 June 2014 (KST)

Flexible templates for clan wars[edit]

Hi,
As promised, I made you a template for the clanwars. It's actually only a header with the team names and score, that you can put on top of a Template:MatchList. Of course I modified MatchList so that it can support 2v2 games. You can take a look at it there User:Endy/sandbox1. If you have any question or idea of how we could improve this, let me know!
--endy (talk) 18:37, 18 June 2014 (KST)

Bracket templates from LP2[edit]

Hi, I migrated templates from LP2, as those look really slick. They also support in-bracket match summaries, check WCG 2006#Elimination Bracket, don't forget to click on the final July vs oov! --endy (talk) 17:58, 30 June 2014 (KST)

Reminder[edit]

STOP READING UNRELATED THREADS EVEN IF THEY ARE HILARIOUS --GeckoXp (talk) 18:52, 3 July 2014 (KST)

Keep reading them, I'm that's how you found the hilarious NTT post talking about Smuft's weed story :D --endy (talk) 21:15, 3 July 2014 (KST)

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Notable games[edit]

I made this for you: https://liquipedia.net/starcraft/User:FO-nTTaX/Sandbox/10 --FO-nTTaX (t,c) 00:21, 29 July 2015 (KST)

TrutaCz's results[edit]

Hello, GeckoXp. Any special reason for reverting my edits here? Muriloricci (talk) 20:27, 7 October 2015 (KST)

[Copied to keep the conversation in the same page.--Whisper (talk) 06:02, 8 October 2015 (KST)] Yes, kind of at least. You simply transcluded the achievement box for tacz to the results tab. The main idea was to only show the "most important" results of a player on his main page, and ALL other finishes on another tab. Transcluding doesn't help in this case, as it'd be simply a redundant repetition of already shown data. I agree that the result tab might not be the best way yet, nor is it standardized, and I don't even have any clue if it helps for SMW usage. If you have ideas for that tab, feel free to present another form. Wasn't meant as an offense btw. --GeckoXp (talk) 22:46, 7 October 2015 (KST)
The edits reverted were not a transclusion of trutaCz's achievement section, {{Player results table|player=trutaCz}} is the code for Template:Player results table using the Concept:TrutaCz tournament results, which contains results from tournament pages that use Template:Prize pool start (in this case tournament pages that have prize pool start and trutaCz in a prize pool slot), this allows for the results of multiple players to be automatically gathered in the results page via editing only the tournament page. Not all tournaments have this template, so if you see trutaCz's page before and Muriloricci's edit you will see that the two tables don't have all the same results (some missing from one, some missing from the other) and the same can be said for the current results page.--Whisper (talk) 06:02, 8 October 2015 (KST)
So basically this is another project you guys introduced and which requires hundreds of edits on random pages, with the add-on that half of them will be forgotten, might get broken, or will not be finished? I see the advantages, but I don't see how it's possible for the two or three people editing to LP to add this. 8[ --GeckoXp (talk) 07:01, 8 October 2015 (KST)
The whole wiki per se is a huge project impossible for the amount of contributors we have to be a flawless and complete project. In my point of view, SMW results tables can be really handy and helpful, but if you want, we can create a poll and see what's the best way to follow. Muriloricci (talk) 07:26, 8 October 2015 (KST)
I do see the benefits, but I also do see that we will run into huge amount of problems if it is to be added. "In the long run" the table of yours is for sure the way to go. For now, I would disagree to use it on actual player pages though, simply because half of the data is left out, as the old tournaments (the more important ones) aren't documented with the SMW requirements (from what I saw). I'm kind of scared the updates will be forgotten half way through, this wouldn't be the first instance. Also, the template seems (???) to miss finishes from tournaments, in which a player wouldn't reach the paying stages (only the prize pool records?) - I'm not sure this is the optimal solution. Sometimes even, or especially, the weak results are interesting, or a bigger achievement than pay-outs (e.g. WCG Ro16 finish with no prizes compared to a weekly 10$ cup win). Anyhow, what bugs me the most about this is - and this isn't meant personally - how this really wasn't an obvious step to non-staff people. Thanks to the new page design it's harder to find the LP forum, and even then, only the most active contributors even read there. It'd be really a great idea to at least let the editors (status: editor) of each portal now what's coming up - e.g. by TL.net PM list or mass-spam on their talk pages. [thinking about that, I will rant in the LP contrib forum about it]

Also sorry if my last reply came off ten times as hostile as I meant it to be. Blame salle, he makes the world a negative place.

--GeckoXp (talk) 18:06, 8 October 2015 (KST)
While Template:Prize pool start is the one that's used, it allows for prize-less results, for example here if you click on [show].--Whisper (talk) 00:00, 9 October 2015 (KST)