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I've been marking your files for deletion because we already have copies:


Sega Retro:Manual of style/Naming files

thanks :) -Black Squirrel (talk) 13:55, 14 December 2017 (CST)

Can you start categorising your uploads

I've probably let this slide a bit too long - files get lost if they're not categorised properly, and so far I've had to follow you around and add the necessary tags.


for some of your recent uploads. There's tons of these - watch what other people do when they upload things.

If files aren't categorised, they end up in Special:UncategorizedFiles, and then someone (usually me) has to clean it up at a later date. Some files are difficult to organise (which is why there's over 400 uncategorised files right now) but this isn't an issue for box/disc scans.

Thanks -Black Squirrel (talk) 12:39, 27 August 2018 (CDT)

"Authorised retailers"

While it might be nice to list this somewhere, I don't think we need separate pages for each one. The number of retailers, particularly in the 1990s when Sega were selling consoles, will be massive (and they will have been supplying independent stores too). -Black Squirrel (talk) 06:10, 26 January 2019 (EST)

So what to do with the created articles and where to put them?-Lukdriver14

Suny Electronics

how do you find all of the suny electronics old newspapers ads? Ponkok (talk) 01:58, 3 February 2019 (EST)

I found a page with old Israeli magazines. That's where I take all the ads.


Are you an admin here? I presume that User:Black Squirrel is one also. It seems that you may need one more. I'll be happy enough to help! GoldenGamerGal (talk) 09:24, 23 February 2019 (EST)

I'm not an admin. User: Black Squirrel is an admin so you have to write to him . Lukdriver14
Why can't he make you an admin? This is a complement. You do real good edits here! GoldenGamerGal (talk) 09:31, 23 February 2019 (EST)
Is User:Black Squirrel online? GoldenGamerGal (talk) 09:32, 23 February 2019 (EST)
Thanks for the compliment, but personally I don't want to be an admin.I don't know if he is online. Just write to him and he will write you back soon because he is often on this site.Lukdriver14
Thanks! Oh by the way. I fixed the Fox Interactive article. It was missing its headquarters in the infobox. It is located in Los Angeles, California, United States. Here is the source to prove a point: GoldenGamerGal (talk) 09:42, 23 February 2019 (EST)

South African releases

What's the source for those? I don't think any releases should be added without a source. - Hivebrain (talk) 14:48, 11 March 2020 (EDT)

They are here-Lukdriver14 (talk)

can you not undo everything

I'm not sure what your reasoning is for wanting to remove x years of work, but deleting information is generally a bad idea

Even if you don't want your specific scans, "this advert is on this page" is still useful to us. -Black Squirrel (talk) 08:22, 27 April 2020 (EDT)

I know it's not my business... and I apologize for that... to User: Lukdriver14... It's everything ok with you? Please mate... don't you dare to leave us :) (no offense... much respect)... we need you here... I hope you're fine.....--Asagoth (talk) 10:05, 27 April 2020 (EDT)
No, they can't stay there. If you think they are important, you must reupload them yourself. I don't want to have anything to do with them.-User:Lukdriver14
All information is extremely important - give me your source and I'll see what I can do
But please don't remove things from pages, because adding it back just ends up being more work for someone else (probably me) -Black Squirrel (talk) 08:44, 28 April 2020 (EDT)
Unfortunately, Asagoth I won't be able to edit these site anymore. I'm sorry.- User:Lukdriver14
Why?! What happened?!... you were doing great here...--Asagoth (talk) 15:51, 28 April 2020 (EDT)
Private issues.Lukdriver14 (talk) 11:51, 29 April 2020 (EDT)
Now you're making me worried ... but you have the right to your privacy... so I will respect it ... just take it easy ...--Asagoth (talk) 13:50, 29 April 2020 (EDT)

Thanks for fixing my formatting

Hey thank you for fixing some of the formatting I left behind on that It’s stronger than you article ;) I thought I had fixed those before saving, and I appreciate the catch. CartridgeCulture (talk) 08:43, 20 April 2021 (EDT)

No problem-Lukdriver14 (talk) 08:52, 20 April 2021 (EDT)

"The" titles

If you make a page for a game that begins with "The" in its title (e.g. The Second Samurai), don't forget to put {{TheTitle}} at the end of the page so it's properly organised in all categories. Games with those sorts of titles are pretty dodgy with organisation. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 12:56, 25 May 2021 (EDT)

Okay-Lukdriver14 (talk) 13:07, 25 May 2021 (EDT)

Repeated hounding of Black Squirrel

Yeah, so I might as well step in on this. Black Squirrel has told you months ago that he won't be fulfilling your request as deleting and reuploading all of your uploads is unfeasible. All your files are kept on backup disks, and just reuploading them under a different account will only hog up server space. Yet you have disregarded his reasonings and spammed his talk page for months.

If you REALLY don't want to have your name on your uploads anymore, you could have just asked us to have your account renamed to a throwaway name, then have your account blocked. That would easily save all the trouble of reuploading everything, and you won't have to worry about it. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 13:04, 14 August 2022 (EDT)

The point is that the only option that will satisfy me is the lack of any of my names, for example, someone will either delete them or if you don't want to upload them again, then change my name as the author of uploaded file to someone else like for example you. I don't know if the last option is possible, but only this kind of solutions or similar, satisfy me.-Lukdriver14 (talk) 14:00, 15 August 2022 (EDT)
Someone with higher privileges than me or Black Squirrel will have to do the name-changing thing, but it can be done if it helps satisfy you. Not sure about changing it to another user's name, was thinking more of a random throwaway name. Would you like that? --SorachiJirachi (talk) 14:15, 15 August 2022 (EDT)
If you manage to check if it's possible with another user's name, then yes, and if not, then the last option with throwaway name and blocked account remains. As I said, it must apply to all sites (SegaRetro + NecRetro + SonicRetro + Forum + RetroCDN).-Lukdriver14 (talk) 03:22, 16 August 2022 (EDT)
Rightyo, I'll pass this on to an admin who can do it. Wiki software won't allow an account to have the exact same name as another user, so we'll have to go for the last option to use a throwaway name. Whichever name your account gets, you won't have to take responsibility for your uploads anymore.
As for the content you have removed from pages over the last few months, I'll get around to putting it all back the way it was as it won't be under your name anymore. Thank you for the contributions you have made to the Retro wikis over the years, and I wish you the best of luck for future endeavours. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 09:17, 16 August 2022 (EDT)
Thank you very much for help. I only have three questions. How long will this process take? After blocking, will be my email still receiving messages from this sites because I have now removed it from preferences? Is there an option to delete the account on the forum or at least the posts I made there (there was only one, but I prefer it to be deleted)? P.S After changing the account and blocking, delete and block this talk page.
Another thought came to me. How does throwaway name protect me from responsibility? Explain this to me. Is there really no other solution? -Lukdriver14 (talk) 15:13, 17 August 2022 (EDT)
To answer your questions:
  1. The process will take as long as it can for us to do so. We have so many other commitments to do in our lives as well as other tasks on the wikis, so it can take any amount of time to go through with it.
  2. When we block accounts from the wiki, there is typically an option to prevent the user from sending emails, but not the other way round. To stop receiving emails from Sega Retro, you will need to add Sega Retro's email address (no-reply[at] to your blacklist, so that any future emails will just go into your junk/spam folder.
  3. As far as I know, all we can do with your forum account is change the name for it and ban it ("Misfits" in our case).
  4. With a throwaway name, other people who visit Sega Retro years down the line won't realise who made the edits - they will just assume someone like "Joey Jojo Junior" or "Sega Fan 9001" did these edits to begin with and not you. It is the only thing we'll do for you, I'm afraid.
Also, it is typically against our guidelines to delete talk page content as described here - ideally we would archive talk page content rather than delete it. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 18:45, 19 August 2022 (EDT)
3.This solution is ok for me.
4. After thinking, this solution is not entirely good. I don't use the current account name anywhere and the problem is on another side. I'm just afraid, that because of these files, I will have a problem with copyright one day because some photo will be used in, for example, a book, etc. There is really no other solution?-Lukdriver14 (talk) 04:06, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
Honestly, if there's a copyright issue from anything you have uploaded, we'll be the ones to have this problem, not you. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 11:36, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
Could you explain it to me in more detail, why?-Lukdriver14 (talk) 13:45, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
The best way I can put it is that anyone who would have a copyright issue with a file will most likely take this up with a sysop or admin, and we deal with it from there. If an owner doesn't come to us about it, it's very likely they've stopped caring if we have the files up.
Is this the last question you'll ask? I don't have time to answer every question, and we're bending over backwards far enough to be able to carry out your rename/block request in the first place. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 14:28, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
No, because I have doubts about this method and I have to think about it more.-Lukdriver14 (talk) 15:33, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
Then I would suggest you come to your final decision soon. If we go on too long with this, we'll have to go straight to renaming and banning your accounts as it is your only option. I know you want your name to be scrubbed off the site, and it'll be easier on us to go through it. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 18:37, 20 August 2022 (EDT)
After discussions with other staff, we've come to the decision that your time is up. Your accounts will be blocked, and the account names will be changed to a throwaway name so you can finally have closure. As I've said earlier, thanks for your contributions, and I hope things will be better for you where you go. --SorachiJirachi (talk) 23:05, 20 August 2022 (EDT)