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Changeling Bashir Origin

Hello, I apologize if this is not the correct place to post this. Feel free to let me know if it is not: Your Edit to Changeling Bashir:

My edit was based on DB official blog post. You can read it here: http://www.disruptorbeam.com/blog/2016/6/13/contingency-plan-galaxy-event-starts-june-16th It clearly states the character is from "By Inferno Light" and not the Krajensky Changling. See the end of the second paragraph. Also it is clear it is not the Changeling from the image you posted from the the Starfleet uniform. They changed uniforms in season 5, which he is wearing in the game. The image you posted he is wearing the old uniforms (season 1-4). Based on the uniform and the official blog from DB I made the edit.

Crew Members Images

Hi Koba. We always appreciate contributions to the Wiki. Please do not change head shots of crew unless it's with a better quality head shot. Everything is kept consistent across crew pages... including the head shot. I uploaded a new version that is 400x400 pixels and much better quality than the original and the one that you replaced it with. Thank you. Jello (talk) 11:33, 8 April 2016 (CDT)

OK. I will leave headshots as they are. Should I upload whole pictures of characters or not? I saw you undo character picture in Commander Spock. Should I crate them or not? Koba44 (Koba44) 19:13, 8 April 2016
Yes, add all you want to the Character page. The more info and pics of the character to complete the page, the better. But the crew pages should be head shot, and possibly specialy card made for the crew member. Just in case clarification is needed, crew pages take priority as they are the crew members within the game. Character pages are their actual name (Montgomery Scott is his official name and Scotty would be a nickname which should redirect to Montgomery Scott, and "Captain Scott" would be a crew member). I like what you're doing on the Character pages with the gallery and links to the crew member variants.
OK, I will continue in Character Pages. I renamed "Montgomery Scott" to "Scotty", becauce ingame in crew roster all versions of Spock are listed as "Scotty". Accordingly I switched "Nyota Uhura" to "Uhura" for the same reason.
Forgot to mention, at some point I was going to add a gallery at the bottom of the crew member pages of Level 100 stats that members are posting on the DB forums.
I didnt find full pictures of [crew] here (full picture with legs). So I add them. I could undo this, but should I link that pictures somewhere in the crew page (I dont think gallery under stat tables would have any use, becaune nobody would scroll down there :) ) I did Recovering Spock, Vedek Winn Adami, Lt Commander Scott, Dr Phlox, Cadet Nog and Comm Officer Uhura. No problem to undo it, but waste of full pictures, I think.


One more thing - I firstly changed headshots, because I think it shoud be obvious from the first look on headshot - how many stars that crew member has. But its only my opinion.
I think this would be a discussion for the community board and possibly to vote on how it should be done. I have added the discussion to Talk:Crew Jello (talk) 12:39, 11 April 2016 (CDT)

Div Tags

Please do not change the mobileclear tag it is there for a reason instead of using clear:both. Plus it is bad form to leave div tags hanging.

Alexander and Naomi

Huh? How does that make it any easier? I fixed it precisely because I couldn't find these two characters. It's super counter-intuitive to have them named differently in the navbox than they are labeled in the game. Gamma Sector (talk) 16:30, 30 June 2016 (CDT)

Koba44's comment is outdated by now, we agreed to use the in-game shortnames in the NavBox, and sort the names by that as well. The only big exception are Deanna+Lwaxana Troi, as they are both called "Troi" in-game due to a DB bug/inconsistency (but kept under "T" due to the in-game shortname). --Crunch (talk) 17:23, 30 June 2016 (CDT)

SLI

Hiho. According to the discussion on Template talk:SLINav and the next section Template talk:SLINav#Possible Rules for what is "Similar", the consensus appears to be to include both flipped images as well as differently colored items in the SLI section, so there shouldn't be any need to remove items that fall into that category. Unless we'd all agree that we really want to make this a "identically looking images" classification. Feel free to comment on the page! Thanks! --Crunch (talk) 15:54, 5 July 2016 (CDT)

I didnt notice that discussion, so until conclusion I suspend editing SLINav Template - just adding new images if possible. Thanks for info. --Koba44 (talk) 16:02, 5 July 2016 (CDT)

Coffee Sub-3

Couriously, for: Template:ItemX/Coffee_Substitute/3 are you sure that both UncommonUncommon and RareRareRare Coffee Sub Recipe use only the Common Quality Coffee Sub? (and not RareRareRareUncommonUncommonCommon order? )
=/\= Eeb3 (talk) =/\= 15:08, 26 July 2016 (CDT)

Nope. I just copies data from previous table and this was a mistake. Item history shows uncommon item, so I corrected it already. Thanks! --Koba44 (talk) 23:58, 26 July 2016 (CDT)

"Hounded" - conflicting info

I saw you filled out the info for Hounded, can you review it? There's a conflict on what drops from the epic version - the reward table says the last standard reward is a 2-star Optronic Circuit, but the DropTest table claims it is a 2-star Isolinear Chips instead. I unfortunately don't have access to that mission to check for myself which is correct. SleepingDragon (talk) 02:54, 6 August 2016 (CDT)

Corrected - it was Isolinear. Not sure if I did mistake when filling info, or THEY changed it. --Koba44 (talk) 12:54, 6 August 2016 (CDT)

Tuvix's Uniform Icons

I just reverted the change you made to the icons on the Tuvix's Uniform page. That item uses a unique icon set that is very similar at a glance, but not identical to the regular Starfleet Security Uniform (VOY). The icon set the page was using before was correct. SleepingDragon (talk) 01:42, 13 October 2016 (CDT)

I see, now - different color of undershirt. Could you update hires images of that icons with proper star position (lower) ? --Koba44 (talk) 03:23, 13 October 2016 (CDT)
From what I can access on my game I'm not seeing a way to get the rare/super-rare versions to come up with the stars in a lower position. Though is there even a guideline for what is the 'proper' version of icons to upload? I have yet to come across one. SleepingDragon (talk) 19:30, 13 October 2016 (CDT)
Well, I dont know if there is somewhere a guideline. Few months ago I noticed someone talk about this, but dont remember where. True is, that majority of icons has stars in lower position. Icons should be consistent in general - if possible. Also with lower position of stars is the very picture more visible. --Koba44 (talk) 00:00, 14 October 2016 (CDT)

Permission to use character table?

Hey Koba44, I just wanted to check with you and make sure it's cool if I use your character table for my crew? Awesome design BTW.

Thanks,

--||| DJH ||| (talk) 05:25, 1 November 2016 (CDT)

Thanks. I modified and changed that design several times. I also noticed several users already copied that desigh for their user pages (without asking) so that should be no problem. Everything is free on this wiki, I suppose. --Koba44 (talk) 11:44, 1 November 2016 (CDT)
I nabbed it for myself as well and made my own modifications. I get asked about it a lot and I just direct them to your table since that's where I got it from. I was considering making an easy to use (and easy to update) template for it that anyone could use or I might come up with a table of my own design. Problem is, I'm bad with design. I'm an engineer by profession, so I think more in terms of function than form. --Darxide (talk) 22:00, 12 December 2016 (CST)

Image Sources

Koba, how are you getting/trimming the hi-res images? I've been adding quite a few items recently (correctly, I hope), but finding images is the one part I don't know how to do. Taking screenshots isn't working too well, because trimming the corners to get the nice, transparent corners is something I don't know how to do. Thanks! Silverstorm (talk) 00:56, 4 November 2016 (CDT)

Hi. I believe we are talking about items images. I do a screenshot of the proper picture (with proper star position). Then I open a blank template (see File:ItemNameSuperRare.png) in Photoshop and paste a screenshot on the blank template. I move the screenshot to fix the position of stars on screenshot with stars on blank tamplate. When done, I cut borders from the screenshot - so you have item image with blank borders. --Koba44 (talk) 01:36, 4 November 2016 (CDT)
OK, makes sense. I will see what I can do with the blanks. That was the missing piece for me. I can take a screenshot, but having a clean border was my problem. Silverstorm (talk) 01:41, 4 November 2016 (CDT)


Deformed Images

deformed Riker
Koba, I noticed you "changed" some images noting that the ones I uploaded were deformed. Please check this images and see how the left one is correct and the right one is "squeezed" in and thus to skinny.

The left one is my original image and the right one is yours (both are as seen on the wiki). I am not sure what the deformation is you noticed but I suggest making sure to clear cashed images before changing. I get my images from a brand new high resolution iPad and use photoshop CC 2017 to get them ready without any change in dimensions and so the images are as they appear in the game. I reverted them back but please contact me if you see a problem I am not seeing. --Otto VonBacon (talk) 12:25, 24 December 2016 (CST)



Well, game itself sometimes deforms original images. It is seen for example on Dabo, when you click on the jackpot 5-star crewmember, it is clearly visible, that they are deformed. Proportions of my (original) screenshots are slightly different than yours. Since neither of us changed them after capturing screen, they should be same (your screens with higher resolution though). Yet they are different. But now I compared your screenshots with hires headshots available on wiki, and they have perfect match. So my mistake. --Koba44 (talk) 13:29, 24 December 2016 (CST)



No worries. I assumed that for some reason we were seeing things differently and I only wish we could see how or why this is. But in any case thanks for the response. Otto VonBacon (talk) 17:17, 24 December 2016 (CST)

Crew Images

Hi, I just created categories for almost every crew image. I might have missed a few "Head" or "Vault head" images, but every "head" image should be catagorized. The categories I used are here:

I hope this helps organize future uploads and to see what images have been uploaded in the 3 different categories. Please try to add the correct category when uploading future images.

Thanks and have a afternoon, Titantalk 03:11, 4 January 2017 (CST)

Great idea. I added several missing "Head" images. --Koba44 (talk) 06:01, 4 January 2017 (CST)

"re cropping" of Images

Now I understand that one would upload higher resolution of any image but to better "crop" a png is kinda ridiculous. png's inherently have transparency and thus the cropping to the exact edges of the image is not necessary. Please if you feel my images need some adjustments to be better tell me instead of cropping a downloaded image where the quality only goes down with each download and re-upload. Otto VonBacon (talk) 22:08, 5 January 2017 (CST)

The higher resolution, the better. But those images are used also on pages with size directly specified in the wiki code. In those cases un-cropped images causes the very image looks smaller. It is more visible with images of crew members, because if you set image size to 75% (for example), figures on un-cropped and cropped images doesnt have comparable size. Thats the reason I cropped your hires images. I didnt notice any quality decrease, but true is Im not and PNG-mechanics expert. --Koba44 (talk) 03:17, 6 January 2017 (CST)

Vault Heads

Hi Koba,
Is there any chance you'd be able to upload images of vaulted crew? (see Category:Crew Vault head) I noticed that you had an impressive number of crew vaulted. I am not in a position to upload them as I am only able to access STT via an iPhone 6s, which i don't think is high enough resolution for photo uploads.
Please let me know if this is an incorrect assumption. Thanks and have a good afternoon, Titantalk 01:47, 9 January 2017 (CST)

Vault icon.png
In fact I could do that, but somehow I dont see the point of these pictures (crew portraits are grayish). They could be used only on User pages, where are better standard "head" or "Head" portraits with (for example) Vault icon. But if those "Vault" images are truly necessary, I can add some of mine collection. --Koba44 (talk) 02:59, 9 January 2017 (CST)
I was just figuring that we should try to be as complete with our uploads as possible (and information), that way if anyone ever wants to use them, they can. Also, we can make a Gallery of the Cryostasis Vault in the order that is in game. Again, not something a large number of people would use, but im sure quite a few would. On a different topic, any suggestions for how to categorize items/components images? I was thinking about taking that on, and was considering using "Category: Rare Item Image", "Category: Uncommon Equipment Image", and "Legendary Equipment Image" where appropriate. Thanks, Titantalk 16:07, 9 January 2017 (CST)
OK, will do, but my priorities are Crew head/Head & Item images. --Koba44 (talk) 01:24, 10 January 2017 (CST)
Hey guys, I thought I put in my two cents as well. I started the "vaulted" crew and I did it as Koba described to use on my own page. I think that it is good to have them since you never know what they can be used for or if things change it is nice to have images of how things looked before. It is my intention to upload any vault head that is not already present. Otto VonBacon (talk) 12:04, 28 January 2017 (CST)
I will probably never use those images, but already updated images of all my dismissed cryostased crewmembers, that was missing on wiki. And will do so, when I finish & airlock others. --Koba44 (talk) 12:54, 28 January 2017 (CST)

Hi Koba,

Are you going to be completing the Vault Heads for all the crew added? We seem to be missing a few such as Age of Sail Crusher, Captain Pike, Laborer Spock, etc? I'd like to use Vault Head crews for my profile.

How do we add the Vault icon to the background of the existing crew image or is that not possible?

Thanks. --Captain Spirk (talk) (talk) 07:41, 14 March 2018 (CDT)

Hi. I'm updating every image I have. I dont have those crewmembers immortalised yet, so I cant upload them. But feel free to upload your screenshots to Vault head Category.--Koba44 (talk) 07:48, 14 March 2018 (CDT)
Thanks Koba. Can you also tell how I can go about doing this, uploading the screenshots of my Immortalized crew? Cheers. --Captain Spirk (talk) (talk) 08:56, 14 March 2018 (CDT)
I dont know which platform you are playing on. I think best (for screenshots) is Facebook/ FB Gameroom. You need to do the printscreen your crewmember in Cryostasis Vault. Then paste screened image in any graphic editor (Ctrl+V) and crop the image of crewmember from the picture. Save it as "Crewmember Name"_Vault.png image file and upoad it to wiki. In upload page, place text [[Category:Crew Vault head]] in Desctiption window of the new file. --Koba44 (talk) 02:49, 15 March 2018 (CDT)
I'm playing Timelines on my iPhone device and taking a screenshot of the Cryostasis Vault Head from my device. I then import the screen-shot to my PC and then edit the image using my Photoshop software. Can I do it this way, or is it more easier doing what you suggested? --Captain Spirk (talk) 08:28, 18 March 2018 (CDT)
It's OK. I did it your way before STT was available on FB Gameroom. --Koba44 (talk) 10:14, 18 March 2018 (CDT)
Captain Pike Vault head: Cant you check the File:Captain Pike Vault.png. I think I put File Talk: Captain Pike Vault.png. I think this needs to be deleted. Also, with the dismissed images, can I replace them with the frozen images that I have or do I just use those for my frozen images? --Captain Spirk (talk) 09:45, 19 March 2018 (CDT)
That "File:Captain Pike Vault.png" image seems to be OK. There are two categories of Cryostasis Vault images, and you could add images to both:
Images of finished (not cryostased) crew - Category:Crew Vault head - files are named: CREWNAME_Vault.png
Images of cryostased crew - Category:Crew Frozen - files are named: CREWNAME_Vault_Head.png
--Koba44 (talk) 03:13, 20 March 2018 (CDT)
Hi Koba,
When I upload images for the vault heads, how come [[Category:Crew Vault head]] doesn't appear in the comments sections and sometimes it does? How do I fix the missing [[ Category ]] problem? --Captain Spirk (talk) 11:53, 25 April 2018 (CDT)
You can edit image - its the same function as page editing. Then you can add there [[Category:Crew Vault head]] text, or any other category you wish. --Koba44 (talk) 01:37, 27 April 2018 (CDT)
Accidentally uploaded multiple images of [[ File:First_Officer_Riker_Vault.png. ]] Please delete the ones that are not ncessary as you see fit. Apologies about that. --Captain Spirk (talk) 05:03, 22 May 2018 (CDT)
Can you rename [[ File: Admiral KIrk Vault.png ]] to [[ File: Admiral Kirk Vault.png ]] please? Thank you. --Captain Spirk (talk) 12:05, 15 July 2018 (CDT)
Done, both. --Koba44 (talk) 02:03, 16 July 2018 (CDT)
I've uploaded the image for [[File:Admiral Kirk Vault.png]], but it doesn't show up on the page. What am I doing wrong? I can't seem to add the Category to the vault all the time. Confusing. Do you have any issues when you an images to the vault? --Captain Spirk (talk) 10:02, 18 July 2018 (CDT)
It seems fine to me. Sometimes just wait some time. --Koba44 (talk) 02:18, 19 July 2018 (CDT)

Item images

Koba, first of all thank you for queuing me in on the discussion and letting me know that you responded. I really appreciate your willingness to work together. I have responded on the Items talk. Otto VonBacon (talk) 13:49, 29 January 2017 (CST)

Star Template

Hey Koba, Whats your opinion of using {{User:Titan/Sandbox/1}} as the new Stars Template? (It uses updated images that are much higher resolution). On the link, i have a comparison of the current stars template and of the suggestion that i am giving. Im looking for feedback before doing a poll on the community portal. Thanks, Titantalk 00:29, 30 January 2017 (CST)

I never noticed any problem with stars, but true is: the higher resolution, the better. Just make sure that templates, that are used currently wont be affected. --Koba44 (talk) 00:32, 30 January 2017 (CST)
indeed, although really what would just need to happen is convert Stars to the new format, then go through and purge a bunch of pages checking to make sure they are unaffected. The template takes the exact same arguments, only differences are different files and a div tag when using big stars (which aren't used that often) to make it centered. Only thing im concerned about is the size of the file, which could be an issue (i.e. the new template uses 1 file call per star, the old template used 1 or 2 file calls per star. As such when something has 5 stars, thats 5 file calls, and more template code being passed back. Is the color of the unfilled star on the new template ok?? Titantalk 00:39, 30 January 2017 (CST)
Im OK with it. But it seems to me that depressed small stars are slightly less depressed than bigger stars. Arent they? --Koba44 (talk) 00:43, 30 January 2017 (CST)

New Wiki

Hey Koba44, I was wanting to point out to you that according to this site, this server space expires June 1st of this year. Since contacting MilkN2Sugars is almost impossible, we need to seriously think about moving to a new Wiki space. Titan started a post here and now has full admin rights to [stt.wikia.com]. I'm ok with going to the wikia site that Jello and I stared last March, but I'm much rather have a private site like this one without ads. ...but that'll cost cash monies. What do you think?--Siguard (talk) 19:05, 12 February 2017 (CST)

I have talked to Gamepedia and they are begining the process of copying this wiki to a new site over there. I explained the reason (server expiring and no admins). I just finished making a template that can be put at the top of the most traveled pages here and in the 'infobox crew' template to cover all crew pages, and 'itempage' template to cover all item pages. {{MovingWikiToGamepedia}}. The reason i specified my talk page is because i get emails whenever its modified, which means i can respond almost instantaneously to any questions or concerns about moving. Gamepedia uses a newer version of software then this site does, and it includes support for many other features, unlike Fandom. Please let me know if all of this sounds good and have a good afternoon, Titantalk 19:41, 15 February 2017 (CST)

Head.png

Are you not wanting to use a Head.png file anymore? I noticed you redirected the lower case to the upper case. -just wondering. --CaptSiguard (talk) 18:33, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

I discussed this with Titan. Those pictures with colored border will be named differently, and uploaded later. head/Head pictures are those with transparent background. All will be renamed to <Head> form. --Koba44 (talk) 20:30, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Ok cool. Whenever we're ready to upload all the files, I have a number of them on my computer. --CaptSiguard (talk) 21:49, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Dark Ages McCoy and quotes

Hi Koba44. Why did you move page "Dark Ages" McCoy to ''Dark Ages'' McCoy (from double quotes to two single quotes)? Is it actually two single quotes in game? --Tygra Dax (talk) 06:21, 25 February 2017 (CST)

Old wiki

Hi Koba, I think your posts are already linked from the old wiki? As for contributions, im not sure how I got mine to be linked. Hopefully it will just happen over time, or it might not be possible. (I made an account prior to the import of the old wiki, that could have effected it). I am also making you a Commander on here, basically a bureaucrat, just a different name. Titantalk 00:55, 28 February 2017 (CST)

Mission Names (Episode/Distress Calls)

Hi Koba44, Please see my post under the Community Portal and comment/vote. Thanks and have a good afternoon, Titantalk 02:21, 12 July 2017 (CDT)

Template

Hi Koba, Would you mind moving your template you made to your personal userspace? Perhaps [[User:Koba/Templates/CRCH]] or something like that. The Template namespace isn't intended for someone's personal templates. Crew list templates, event templates, etc. are fine because they are able to be used by anyone, but personal stuff should be on your personal namespace. Thanks and have a good afternoon, Titantalk 02:04, 20 July 2017 (CDT)

Hi. Is it possible to create a template under the User Page? I dont see how. When I click "Move" option in my template, there is "Template" prefix. I dont see a problem, since I named that template in a way that no one will need to use. --Koba44 (talk) 02:30, 20 July 2017 (CDT)
You can transclude any page, regardless of namespace. Using {{AnyTemplate}} assumes it to be located at Template:AnyTemplate. If you instead use {{User:UserTemplate}}, it will assume it to be at that exact location. To move it, just change the namespace. Titantalk 05:35, 20 July 2017 (CDT)
An example of this can be found at User:Siguard/CrewList, where Siguard uses that subpage as a template on his other crew pages. Titantalk 05:37, 20 July 2017 (CDT)
Thanks for info. I transfered the template and deleted original page. --Koba44 (talk) 05:57, 20 July 2017 (CDT)

Managing Links

I got called away from my laptop for a few, hence why I didn't finish handling links for the fleets page. I was moving pages, so the Fleet page was moved to Fleets. Most of the links to the old fleets page make more sense to be for the information page about fleets anyways, rather than a list of other fleets. (Example, many fleets have a link to Fleets at the top of their page. It makes more sense for that to link to the fleet information page, rather then a list of other fleets). Titantalk 16:53, 7 September 2017 (CDT)

No problem at all. I just found the "Fleets" page deleted without redirect to "Fleet" Page. Since many Fleets user pages are linked to "Fleets" page, I redirected it to "Fleet" page. :) --Koba44 (talk) 04:05, 12 September 2017 (CDT)
Btw, will you take a look at Template:Crew_Page_ATS_Table, its a very rough draft of a template I'm working on for Away Team Skill Tables, to compensate for the starbase bonueses. (Well, more as a feature, as its going to use User:Tygra_Dax/sandbox/SPb to input stats. Titantalk 09:30, 12 September 2017 (CDT)

Immortalizing Crew

How easy is it to Immortalize a crew? For example, it seems you immortalize a newly released crew pretty quickly, whereas you need to get a certain item, which is pretty hard to get, such as hologram and red alert etc. For e.g., you have quickly immortalized Hertbert Rossoff, a recently added crew. Did you use up a lot of replicator rations, shuttle missions or cadet challenges to obtain these hard to obtain items? --Captain Spirk (talk) 11:08, 30 July 2018 (CDT)

I replicate everything I cant get from missions, or is hard to get from missions. I have tons of EC and replicator fuel. --Koba44 (talk) 06:52, 1 August 2018 (CDT)

Infinity

"Crippling" is being dramatic, the planet wasn't in use yet so there are only a handful of links. I was going to update the Locations and Simpsons pages after making the new one, you just got to them first. Middlehead (talk) 09:21, 5 October 2018 (CDT)