User talk:Glassboy

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Hi Glassboy, good work on finding those Wizards Workshop figures! What image software do you use for editing pictures? These particular pictures are very dark and large in file size for what they are in physical dimensions. That halfling figure, for example, takes up 65kB for a 200px x 217px image. I'm using Paint Shop Pro and copying it into that program and re-saving without altering the physical size but at 50% compression for a jpg takes the file down to 4.8kB, if I then adjust the Brightness to +80 and Contrast to +60 I get the following result which makes the detail pop out:

No worries, if you can't do this sort of jiggery-pokery with the software you are using. I just thought you'd be interested in the quite startling difference in how that halfling looks with a small amount of tweaking. I sometimes re-upload other peoples images to reduce file size (everything over 100kB is a potential target) but this removes the original uploader's credit. I updated the Images guidelines a while back which talks about using GIMP but hopefully you use Photoshop or something with a semi-friendly interface?

- Cattwister 10:19, 2 March 2019 (GMT)

Hi Cattwister, they're too dark because I used Tamiya Smoke to try and blacken them. I'm striping them back and prime them grey and wash with dilute ink instead. The other problem I think is GIMP's auto white balance. It looked fine at my end when I was editing it. I'll make them much smaller when I replace them.

Excellent. I wondered if you were cropping someone else's photo and so could do nothing about the darkness of the image. Nothing to see here then... moving on. Thanks for uploading! :-D - Cattwister 10:35, 2 March 2019 (GMT)

Hi Glassboy, I'm going through the process of updating the wiki pages in a more standard way... and I've just modified the Diehard Undead Rising page that you added recently (April 2018). No problems - this is just a heads up as Diehard is your ballpark. :-D If you've any comments or want to revert to the previous format just say (not a problem - the formats were pretty similar anyway - I'm just trying to be thorough). The main change is that I've added a custom "Contents" list instead of using the old auto-generated table of contents. Plus I've capitalized a lot of things. What do you think? I'll do the other 2 pages for Diehard if you are fine with these changes? - Cattwister 16:39, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi Cattwister, no problem. I generally just find a page that has been update recently and try and copy what's in that as a style guide. I also try and avoid title case as a) I don't like it, and b) I've done a few writing for the web courses that recommend avoiding it, but if it is the standard here I'm hapy to do it. - Glassboy 22:28, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

"Title Case" - so that's what that is officially called... I agree with you: I don't like it but I will also tend to carry on using the same title format already in use on the page I'm updating. Title Case is how I was taught to do it in school though... ...and 10 minutes of Googling later I now know there is a CSS "text-transform: capitalize" (but not a title case transform) available. I'll see if I can use that to enforce things. :-) - Cattwister 23:10, 13 May 2018 (UTC)

Hey... want to put the Category link at the bottom of your Citadel pages? Need help, check it out here: Linking.

Also, I'd like to see avoidance of words such as "crappy" on this forum - not that I'm too prim to use the word, but I think you could be more polite for the sake of those who aren't as "down to the dirt". Your syssops have enough to do without fixing these little annoyances, so thanks in advance for cleaning that up.

On a much more pleasant note, I noticed you have permission for the Citadel Otherworld pics. Does this mean the LMW has a chance to inherit the famed and very missed Citadel resource Otherworld had up at one time? Please say yes... :) and don't feel pressured to put get it all done in a hurry by yourself. --Mysticat 20:00, 24 September 2011 (CDT)

Yes I have Richard Scott's permission to put up all his old Otherworld Official AD&D site and the pics from his store against his Otherworld range.

I've just been copying stuff out of his old pages, but yes I do need to go back and edit it to remove anything subjective. Glassboy

All I can say is...Woohoo! and thanks to him and for all you will do! :D --Mysticat 01:14, 25 September 2011 (CDT)

On the Categories, if I put the Citadel Category on all the sub pages there will be hundred or so of extra pages in the Citadel Category. With not very helpful names. I could create a sub category, but you don't seem to have done that anywhere. What would be your preferred approach. [User:Glassboy|Glassboy]]

Thinking... Stand by. --Mysticat 18:54, 25 September 2011 (CDT)

Hi Glassboy, nice job so far. Agreed there would be too many articles under Citadel if we don't create a sub-category for the AD&D range. We created one for the Minifigs D&D range and that set up should work fine for Citadel too. I can set it up if you like, or if you're happy to do it, please continue the great work.

Colin Admin 08:07, 26 September 2011 (CDT)

Good idea for Colin to set it up since it's his site and he knows his Citadel. Glassboy, do you have access to Otherworld's old Citadel site categorization scheme ? It might be a nice tribute to try to echo what was there. Or we could model it on the CCM Wiki, making it easier to migrate items over if the two wikis ever were to amalgamate. Just thoughts. --Mysticat 17:12, 26 September 2011 (CDT)

Ok, the sub-category has already been created, all you have to do now is add the code shown below to the last line of any page you want to include. I've done the first one already, if you need any further assistance just let us know.

[[Category:Official Advanced Dungeons & Dragons range (Citadel)]]


Admin 14:15, 27 September 2011 (CDT)

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