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Hello, Tacopill. Matter Splatter Galaxy 225 (talk) 19:57, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Matter Splatter Galaxy 225. Thank you for Joining. WikiSysop 01:35, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Hey there!

I was just wondering, would it be OK if these pages became real articles? They are my versions of a behavioral policy and an administrator page. I'm also working on a help page, a bureaucrat page and a coverage policy. Here are the current articles: Behavior policy / Administrator page. Lucness (Talk)

P.S. Don't you like being called Tacopill? Why are you called WikiSysop?

I called myself Wikisysop on the wiki (and all of the wiki's i host) so people can find me if i am needed. Anyway, on to the behavior policies: They look good. Just don't forget PK Wiki: namespace. WikiSysop 15:53, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
I am now tacopill....Tacopill 06:06, 30 August 2010 (UTC).

template samples

Here are some sample templates i'd like people to look at, and tell me is any of them would be useful here. Thank you very much for stopping by.

  1. Tacopill 06:35, 16 September 2010 (UTC).
Hmm... I was personally hoping to create original designs for infoboxes/table templates and the like, although for things that would have more backend use would be useful to have here. I'll take a closer look when I have more time later today. :D Tina 16:14, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Understandable. It's actually why i haven't imported any of them yet. But i figured i was offering this to SSB Wiki and FeW Wiki, so it wouldn't be fair if i didn't offer to a wiki that help run. Tacopill 16:26, 16 September 2010 (UTC).

New SSB wiki

Is Wikibound affiliated with the wiki you told me about on Lylat Wiki? A 01:24, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Not yet. I'd like to, but i think we should have our own domain first before we do affiliations. This may just be my opinion though. Tacopill 01:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC).


Is this wiki going to have WikiProjects like Bulbapedia and Lylat Wiki do? A 05:43, 23 September 2010 (MDT)

It's a possibility. What or Which Projects would you recommend? Tacopill 08:34, 23 September 2010 (MDT).
Projects for Characters and Locations. Those two subjects have been the wiki's biggest place that have been contributed to so far. A 14:54, 23 September 2010 (MDT)
Sounds good. Talk it over with Tina, and if you guys agree, place what you think would be useful information on this pages: WikiBound:Characters and WikiBound:Locations. Tacopill 15:07, 23 September 2010 (MDT).


Hey there Tacopill! Could I be renamed "Earthboundguy1" to follow my other usernames? I tried to differentiate this one but I couldn't keep it up, anyways, could you rename me? -Earthboundguy1

Sure. I will look into it. What do you want it called "Earthboundguy1"? Tacopill 08:14, 26 September 2010 (MDT).

A note about the hiatus notice on front

Hey guys, i am going to be away from September 29th, 2010 to October 4th, 2010. I will be visiting one of my old colleges for a LAN Party, and don't know how much free time i will have, no how much i will be visiting the wiki. I will probably still have acess to email, so if something turns up, just leave a message on this page, and i will look at it when i am next able. Thanks, and see you guys Monday. Tacopill 13:49, 28 September 2010 (MDT).

And i am back. Tacopill 13:20, 4 October 2010 (MDT).

Re: How many tables are you looking to have?

Well, I shared the site it used to be hosted on with 2 other people who were always testing new scripts (other wikis, forums, etc.) which was probably too much for the free hosting the domain owner had decided to get. :x Though just the Ace Attorney Wiki by itself probably didn't have that many tables. Claus 02:03, 16 October 2010 (MDT)

That explains a lot. If you are interested, what i offer to the medabots wiki, i can also offer to you. Tacopill 09:52, 16 October 2010 (MDT).

Project Enemy

Hey, Tacopill. Have you had your Hot Coffee yet?... Anyway, I was wondering if I could start a project called Project Enemy. It will, obviously, be about improving the enemy pages, such as New Age Retro Hippie or boss pages such as Frank. And if I'm posting this in the wrong place, then you can chew me up and spit me out and throw me down a sewer. Also, my name on NIWA is Starmen6. :)

I have no problem with this, but before you do you need to talk it over with A, current coordinator of projects. If he approves, then by all means do so. If he wants to wait, or has questions before approving, then please accompany him in whatever he wishes. I also recommend you check out this conversation. Tacopill 10:38, 17 October 2010 (MDT).

Top secret missions

I am beginning to recurit people for a few top secret missions. If you think you may be interested, and have the spare time, then drop me an email at bud0011[at]gmail[dot]com, user "tacopill" on skype or here on the wiki. Of course, i can't discuss what they are here, but you can still express interest in them. User:Tacopill/sig 21:23, 18 October 2010 (PDT).

Unexpected Logouts

Hey Tacopill, I wanted to tell you about a problem I've been having lately. Every time I start to edit an article and come back to it later, it will say my session has timed out, when I've only been gone about a half-hour. It wastes so much of my work when this happens. Could you please try to address this? RamblinEvilMushroom 20:49, 2 November 2010 (MDT)

I am looking in to it; but out of curiosity, do you select "Remember my login on this computer" when logging in. Tacopill 21:03, 2 November 2010 (MDT).


Hey, could I please be renamed "Earthboundguy1"? -Earthboundguy1

Ack, I just realized I asked this before, sorry X_X
Anyways, yes, "Earthboundguy1" -Youknowmyname
Done, and not a problem. Tacopill 22:13, 12 November 2010 (MST).

Typo on your page

Just letting you know, that you already went against "linguistical advice" by putting down "linguistical advise." Unless you are advising other people on how to spell, in which case stop immediately. Much thanks, Maxite 13:09, 11 December 2010 (MST)

Well, i do say i edit against "against linguistical advise", which is what you are offering :P. But thank you anyway, I've corrected it. Tacopill 15:59, 11 December 2010 (MST).


Could you look into if there's some sort of server issue causing this? Thanks! Miles (talk) 14:18, 13 April 2011 (MDT)

I am looking into it, and thank you for asking. Is it currently happening on this wiki? Tacopill 17:45, 17 April 2011 (MDT).
I am still looking it to it, if you are wondering. Tacopill 16:55, 28 April 2011 (MDT).
It's also happening with File:Mt Itoi.png for some reason. Just thought I'd add that. →Tinā δ 13:05, 12 May 2011 (MDT)
I asked Tappy for help, and, according to him, the problem seems to be something to do with a limit set by the webhost. When we next move, i will look it to the possibility of getting an increase on that for you guys.
Also, Tina passed along the idea of the file permission error, and i tried it out with no success.
Sorry this is taking so long to fix and Thank you for your patience, Tacopill 15:54, 12 May 2011 (MDT).

Rename StW->RN

Could I be renamed to RetroNerd? It's a much better name. Thanks. :) SmashertheWiki 23:32, 23 November 2011 (EST)

Sure, I will take care of it now. Tacopill 23:35, 23 November 2011 (EST).
Done. Tacopill 23:38, 23 November 2011 (EST).
Thank you :) RetroNerd 14:48, 24 November 2011 (EST)
You are welcome. Do you want all the links to SmashertheWiki changed to RetroNerd? Tacopill 16:51, 24 November 2011 (EST).
Nope, I don't think it's necessary. RetroNerd 19:46, 24 November 2011 (EST)
Ah, ok. Tacopill 19:52, 24 November 2011 (EST).

Image-uploading issues

I seem to be getting an error whenever uploading images since the maintenance.

"Could not rename file "/tmp/phpnYBMNt" to "public/6/6b/M2StatusComparison.png"."

Trying a different file was also a no-go, with the same error. :O Multus 16:46, 13 January 2012 (EST)

Odd, it seems the whole image-deleting and uploading system is down... Multus 17:17, 13 January 2012 (EST)
Thank you for informing me. I will look into it. Tacopill 17:58, 13 January 2012 (EST).
Alright, I believe it is working again. Also, when you get a chance, I would strongly appreciate you contributing to an on-going debate on NintendoWiki at this page.
Thank you very much,
Tacopill 19:16, 13 January 2012 (EST)


Do you have a rename username option like Toomai does on Smashwiki? Raynor ..... 20:41, 29 March 2012 (EDT)

Yes, users can be renamed. You want a different username, I'm guessing? So...we kind of need to know what you want the new name to be. I can't change your name myself, so you might have to wait until one of the higher-ups are available. AquaAzure 20:57, 29 March 2012 (EDT)

About the spambots...

Are you still active? Well, anyway, I heard that Icaruspedia had a similar problem, so they messed around with the code in some way or another so not many can get through. Couldn't we do something similar here? They're annoying to say the least, and in addition, it's a pain not being able to create new pages, etc. Mobile Opponent (talk) 19:18, 17 July 2012 (EDT)

I am not active and haven't been for some time now. I am aware of the spambot problem, but thank you for bringing up to me.
I have set up abuse filter to help fight spam...but it doesn't seem to be letting me in. :/
Tacopill (talk) 20:58, 17 July 2012 (EDT)

Database error

I was editing Saturn Valley, but when I tried to save, I got this error:

Warning: Illegal offset type in isset or empty in /home2/wikiboun/public_html/includes/Title.php on line 140

Warning: preg_match() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given in /home2/wikiboun/public_html/includes/normal/UtfNormal.php on line 250

Warning: trim() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home2/wikiboun/public_html/includes/Title.php on line 2950

Do you have any idea what it means? Mobile Opponent (talk) 19:54, 17 March 2013 (MDT)

I do apologize, but I don't think I got an email saying I had a message.
Is this error still happening? Tacopill (talk) 23:30, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Help uploading images

What are the requirements are to be able to upload pics? I wanted to upload a sprite of Dr. Andonuts cuz the article needed more images, but when I tried to do that it said I didn't have the permission to create new pages. :/--User:UltraLucas3000

Be registered for 21 days, and have 25 edits. --Moydow (talk) 21:44, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

New Pages!

Can i get permission too make new pages like the wanted pages. Please and thank you.Motherfan101 (talk) 04:29, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

In order to get permission to create pages, you need to be an autoconfirmed member. This happens automatically when you have been a member for at least 21 days, and have made at least 25 edits. You've met the 21 days requirement, but are still about 10 edits short of the 25 edit requirement. Just keep editing pages, even just to fix spelling or grammar errors, and you'll get there before too long. --Moydow (talk) 15:19, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Ok I will. thank you.Motherfan101 (talk) 04:00, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Anybody home?

This wiki seems largely dormant. I'm curious, is there any actual community, or any active place for talking with other members of the wiki? I'd love to help out around here if I can, but that'd be kinda hard if I'm the only person around. --Camwoodstock (talk) 00:54, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

I'm still around, but mostly working on other things. The wiki has a channel on the ABXY discord server (run by the owner of Strategy Wiki), if you have a discord account, and my username on it is tacopill#1781. If not, I can keep discussing here. Tacopill (talk) 00:59, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Varick: Yes some of us are still around but I do need to update the news and such to reflect that we are alive.

Mother (video game) rename.

Hi, several users myself included suggested we should have the permission move the "Mother (video game)" page to its proper western name "EarthBound Beginnings". As you were the creator of this wiki I was wondering about your opinion if this would be a good idea? SupaToad64 Toad.jpg 03:02, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Yea, I think that shouldn't be a problem. Sorry for the delay in my response. Tacopill (talk) 23:43, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
No problem, I understand you could be busy with other things. The thing is the page is currently protected from being moved so no one can change the title as of right now. SupaToad64 Toad.jpg 03:55, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Looking at the edit history the page was previously moved but has been reverted. I'm guessing EggOfReason accidentally undid the move when reverting an edit. SupaToad64 Toad.jpg 11:25, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
I moved it yesterday and EggOfReason didn't move it back. Not sure why it would be showing the old name, but it shouldn't be now. I also lowered the move protection for the article, since it has been a few years now. Tacopill (talk) 12:20, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Cool thanks a lot. It was understandable back then since the title was new, but now the game had been out for 4 years and the new name is dominating the search results. SupaToad64 Toad.jpg 14:48, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

NIWA template update

Hi, I uploaded images to the wiki to improve the template on the main page and heres how it looks:

Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliαnce
NIWA logo.png WikiBound is part of the NIWA: a network of 24 independent wikis about Nintendo franchises.

Super Mushroom.png Super Mario: Super Mario Wiki

Triforce.png The Legend of Zelda: Zelda Wiki

Bulbapedia bulb.png Pokémon: Bulbapedia

Screw Attack.png Metroid: Metroid Wiki

Warp Star.png Kirby: WiKirby

AdvanceTank.png Nintendo Wars: Wars Wiki

GreatFox.png Star Fox: Lylat Wiki

PikminPellet.png Pikmin: Pikipedia

StrategyWiki Logo.png Game guides: StrategyWiki

Smash Logo.png Super Smash Bros.: SmashWiki

EarthBound'sBlueMarble.png EarthBound: WikiBound

Animal Crossing logo.png Animal Crossing: Nookipedia

Golden Sun logo.png Golden Sun: Golden Sun Universe

NintendoWiki icon.png General Nintendo: NintendoWiki

Fire Emblem Wiki icon.png Fire Emblem: Fire Emblem Wiki

Starfy Wiki icon.png Starfy: Starfy Wiki

FzeroWikiLogo.png F-Zero: F-Zero Wiki

Icaruspedia icon.png Kid Icarus: Icaruspedia

Symbol of Erdrick.png Dragon Quest: Dragon Quest Wiki

Tetris icon.png Tetris: Hard Drop Tetris Wiki

Inkling.png Splatoon: Inkipedia

ARMS Institute icon.png ARMS: ARMS Institute

What do you think? Would the be good on the main page?

On a side note I also made a few tweaks to the main page by adding images, you can see it here if you're curious (I eventually want to slightly crop out the extra empty space in the Ness fuzzy pickles image). Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 12:00, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Oh and also I'll be offline until the 19th so I might not respond. Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 12:01, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I think it looks good so far. We might be missing some interwiki stuff, come to look at it.
And ok, Talk when you get back.
Tacopill (talk) 02:17, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Back now, hope you don't mind me fixing my sigs. Anyways I was wondering, how do users become administrators this wiki? On SmashWiki you can request and if enough users agree you'll be promoted. Does it work differently on here? Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 13:19, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

It was a little confusing at first, but I figured it out.
I was actually going to offer it to you on your page, but you said you were going be busy, so I didn't. If you are interested, we could use the additional help. :)
Tacopill (talk) 16:05, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Sure, I am interested! Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 22:23, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Welcome aboard! Feel free to email me at if you have any questions you don't want publicly posted. Tacopill (talk) 00:05, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
Yezz thanks for the promotion. I'm sure these tools will be useful on here. Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 01:55, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
You are welcome. Tacopill (talk) 01:06, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

PK Star

Have you ever wanted to give a user special recognition they deserve for their help on WikiBound? I made a reward tool inspired from Wikipedia's barnstars and SmashWiki's Shiningstars, I call it the PK Star! For an example on how it works let me give you the first one:

Nice work! Your contributions are bound to make WikiBound be the best it can be!
PK STARPK Star.jpg EarthBound is awesome and deserves a wiki as part of the NIWA, and you made it happen! Thank you for making WikiBound! The EarthBound series deserves more recognition and WikiBound will sure help, so let's all work together to make it happen!

Here's the code on how to use it: {{PK Star|(Reason)}}of course just substitute "reason" for whatever you want to thank them for. Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 08:45, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Pretty cool. Thank you for doing that.Tacopill (talk) 12:34, 24 September 2019 (UTC)


To match my new SmashWiki name would it be possible for me to be renamed "OmegaToad64"? Thanks in advance. Supα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 22:48, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

All set. Also, have you considered putting your signature in a template? Tacopill (talk) 00:22, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
Good idea actually. It'll save space on talk pages since my sig is quite long (well in terms of the code that is). Omegα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 02:21, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
If you are interested in the idea: On some wikis where I have a custom signature, I have {{subst:User:Tacopill/sig2}}. When I sign something in, it places User:Tacopill/sig into the text. See the source of this as an example. Tacopill (talk) 02:48, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Two questions

There's two things I wanted to ask:

1. Would it be alright if made an article about EarthBound fan games/hacks? There are two that I think are notable, those being Mother: Cognitive Dissonance and EarthBound: The Hallowen Hack.

2. If you don't mind can you vote on the proposal about which name should be used for EarthBound Beginnings in the official wiki nomenclature? The proposal has been up for 6 months and no one voted, so even if it's your vote alone I can go through with whichever is chosen (this was started before I realized the voting template was made solely for featured articles). Thanks Omegα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 03:29, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

1. I don't mind it, so long as there's a disclaimer saying they are unofficial. Maybe a page called "List of Fan Games"? I would also chat with other staff member about how to go about it.
2. Sure.
Tacopill (talk) 17:34, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
OK thanks. I'll ask some others if they're fine with it to. Also I was intending to make it as a list as well. Omegα Toαd 64 Toad.jpg 22:57, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
You are welcome. Tacopill (talk) 00:03, 25 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello! I see you get rename requests around here. I was thinking my username be more tailored to the wiki. Can I be "InconceivableInsectizoid!"? That sounds like it could be a smalltime EarthBound enemy. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:45, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Let me know if it's too long and I'll come up with something else. LinkTheLefty (talk) 00:55, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Tacopill (talk) 01:03, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

Problem with gifs

I've been having issues with the gifs I've been uploading here. You might be able to see with the recent PK Love gifs I uploaded, none of them can display the thumbnail. This isn't the first time this happened, I uploaded several other gifs before (even ones I made from scratch) and it still has this problem forcing me to delete them. It's odd because these PK Love gifs were from another wiki which displays them perfectly fine, and other gifs I made myself work elsewhere. I also tried different browsers like Chrome to see if they're loaded but it still doesn't work. So what I wonder is if it's a fixable problem is with this site, or if the gifs just don't work properly. If it's unfixable I could find workarounds like uploading static screenshots.

On a related note, another site related problem is the complete inability to use this site on my WiiU and 3DS since the end of 2016, as each time I click on here I get "Error code 112-1035" and it refuses to connect to the page. I read it's because the systems are incompatible with the SSL cipher suites (not the ssl certificates themselves contrary to former belief). I don't know how this stuff works but I assume cipher suites are different from the certs themselves, though for security reasons I don't believe downgrading the certs is worth it, cipher suites might be different idk.

Anyway the gifs are the main issues that I wonder if it's fixable. The latter's no biggie since I have workarounds, though uploading screenshots of the games directly from the WiiU would be useful, it doesn't matter either way. OmegαToαd64 Toadsig.png 04:49, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

I passed what you said on to the server team, and 1 of them said the following:
:* The WiiU issue is probably because the WiiU doesn't have Cloudflare as a trusted CA(edited)
:* It's an old system so wouldn't surprise me
:* I need an example gif to see what the thumbnail issue is
:* Ah
:* It's the same issue as with another wiki
:* Same wiki actually
:* I doubled the shelltime to 10mins
:* Looks like gifs have a habit of causing thumbnail issues.
Let me know if this improves things.
Tacopill (talk) 17:29, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
It still seems to have trouble creating thumbnails, I'll probably have to try something else for now. I have other PSI gifs and I'll see if they have the same issue or not. (3ds and WiiU are pretty much dead so chances are their browsers will never be updated to support cloudflare lol)
EDIT: Did some experimenting and noticed something that might help narrow this issue down. It turns out the gifs have no thumbnail issues as long as you don't resize it, in other words the thumbnail will display as long as the gif is not shrunken or enlarged. I reuploaded the PK Love gifs and put them on the page, and as you can see, the thumbnails display correctly when unmodified, but if resized then the thumbnails don't display. Hopefully this helps. OmegαToαd64 Toadsig.png 23:35, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Thats likely because there is no thumbnail being generated, and it is simply directly linking straight to the file. Anyway, I know how to likely fix the thumbnail issue as I recently did (and by me I mean sove) on Pikmin Fanon, so hopefully it won't be an issue anymore once I can implement it. Trig - 13:12, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
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