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wow, great work with the new template! ice cream will be arriving in the mail shortly. ;b edit: i suspect you didn't test the template in IE (which most viewers use). =/ I'll try working more on it later. Nicholas 23:14, 18 May 2006 (EDT)

I don't have access to IE 7, but I just got the template to work in IE 6. Opera and Safari are left as an exercise for the reader, and you may wish to refer to {{Pos}} for help. (BTW, have you considered putting a "Get Firefox" button below the toolbox at left?) --Tepples 16:28, 19 May 2006 (EDT)
na, i have this thing against browser bias ;]Nicholas 19:32, 19 May 2006 (EDT)

Copyright

Tepples, I believe your wrong if you read the licenses...

It would be wrong to go from the Tetris Wiki to the Wikipedia, but the first line in the wikipedia's copyright rules reads as this:

to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or noncommercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.

This License is a kind of "copyleft", which means that derivative works of the document must themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copyleft license designed for free software.

And because we allow it to be used free with credit, copying from wikipedia verbetabim should be just fine. This is the same reason it's legal to run a mirror of wikipedia with your own modifications to it. (like reference.com does).

I'm just going by what I read here and here. --Tepples 08:53, 30 May 2006 (EDT)

Tetris Worlds

<tepples> who plays Tetris Worlds' "hotline" mode?

I can get it for GBA if it will help. --Lardarse 00:06, 14 November 2006 (EST)

I've got it for Gamecube, what's the need? --Colour Thief 17:51, 14 November 2006 (EST)

Just wondered who was familiar with hotline, to see if the description in Tetris Worlds is accurate, that's all. --Tepples 20:44, 14 November 2006 (EST)
Is it worth getting anyway? (remembering that it likely won't get much playing time now that Lumines 2 is about to be released... that reminds me, we need a Lumines page. I was starting to write it, but ran out of inspiration after about a line or so...) --Lardarse 00:01, 15 November 2006 (EST)
I paid ten canadian dollars for it, and felt that was a little much. It's a very quirky version. If you feel like checking out The Next Tetris (PSX and others) and The New Tetris (N64) it's probably worth a shot (their game modes are included), but it's nothing special overall. Every aspect of the presentation gets on my nerves, and I disagree with a few gameplay decisions like auto rotate when holding a rotate button. --Colour Thief 06:19, 15 November 2006 (EST)

Umm...

(diff) (hist) . . N! Category:Non-tetromino games; 16:14 . . Tepples (Talk) (because Lardarse can't spell ;-))

So? :-P

There's no real issue. You made a misdrop; I cleaned it up. It's OK. --Tepples 14:00, 19 November 2006 (EST)

Spam asassins

Do you think we should use a computer program to make a guess at every page that could be attacked as a "main page", then redirect and lock them? --Lardarse 16:50, 2 February 2007 (EST)

That's probably not possible, as the spambots appear to just generate a string containing various combinations of "talk", "wiki", "index.php", etc. I believe there's some sort of anti-vandal bot over on Wikipedia. --Tepples 23:18, 2 February 2007 (EST)
So lets generate some of our own, but instead of posting spam, we post redirects... then it's just a case of locking them.... --Lardarse 12:35, 3 February 2007 (EST)
But there are millions of combinations. Do we want to fill up Nick's database with redirects or with Tetris research? --Tepples 17:28, 3 February 2007 (EST)
Depends if we can make him top out or not :-P --Lardarse 18:11, 3 February 2007 (EST)

Here's a thought: Does any legitimate page here contain the word "wiki" more than twice? Is there ever likely to be such a page? --Lardarse 00:00, 5 February 2007 (EST)

No, but as an admin, I don't have authority to edit the code to disallow creation of pages whose title contains three instances of "wiki". --Tepples 08:39, 5 February 2007 (EST)
I'd be happy to do something, provided I had the right research. I do plan to eventually try upgrading the wiki's version again. Nicholas 16:24, 5 February 2007 (EST)

Only Tetris related porn please.

I'll see what I can do... ;-P --Lardarse 10:20, 22 April 2007 (EDT)

What is the correct procedure for dealing with a page who's only entry is spam? I notice you delete them, can i do that? And tetri-porn, hmm, that's something i've been thinking about for a long time. I wonder if everyone at TC would chip in a few bucks and we could get one custom made?

  • ducks* Cubicz 07:36, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
    • Huh? Duck Hunt wasn't one of the NES games featured in Tetris DS. --Tepples 09:41, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
  • Lardarse: To delete a page, you have to be logged-in to an account that has the "sysop" privilege set. --Tepples 09:41, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

Vandals

Just noticed you protected your page. What on earth are these gibberish vandals? Are they common to wikis? There's no links so it's not spambots, and there's also apparently no malicious intent since they never modify or delete. I just can't see why anyone would put in the effort to do that, given how easy it is to undo the dammage. --Colour Thief 01:59, 27 October 2007 (EDT)

It's only protected against anonymous users. A lot of Wikipedia users have requested the same on their user pages. The running hypothesis on these "ualuealuealeuale" edits to live articles is that they are tests; if the vandalism stays after a week, that IP address gets used for a spam attack. I can't tell you whether they're common on wikis because I regularly edit only two wikis that allow anonymous edits: one is this, and the other is English Wikipedia, which has at least a hundred people constantly monitoring its recent changes. --tepples 08:47, 27 October 2007 (EDT)
Well, I don't think there's much chance of the spam lasting for a week here... --Lardarse 11:17, 27 October 2007 (EDT)