User talk:JonathonWyble

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Images[edit source]

I have checked your uploaded images and a lot of them are too poor of a quality to be used. First of all, some images are stretched and look pixelated, even though it is apparent they were originally in 640x480x16 resolution.

Please read the Guidelines for submitting images. Images needs to be at a proper scale 1024x768xhigh-color resolution. Most virtualization software has a method to take a screenshot, and if you are using a real computer you can print screen and then edit the image using an image editor to crop the images. Do not scale images to meet the 1024x768 requirement.

If you need a proper graphics card for true-color on Windows 2000, use the VirtualBox/VMware configuration for Windows 2000 and install the Guest Additions or for the PCem family (PCem, 86Box, VARCem), use S3 VIRGE DX. The Cirrus adapter for QEMU also works. Bochs does not have an option for emulating true-color on any operating system older than Windows XP.

BF10 (talk) 01:02, 30 October 2018 (GMT)

Wording[edit source]

"My BetaWiki" Hello? It's not yours. --LilShootDawg (talk) 15:45, 30 October 2018 (GMT)

I know it's not my Wiki. When I wrote "And of course, my BetaWiki", I was meaning my BetaWiki account.
Ah. I get it now. --LilShootDawg (talk) 11:09, 31 October 2018 (GMT)

Read the guidelines.[edit source]

Read them. --LilShootDawg (talk) 23:19, 6 December 2018 (GMT)

I already read the guidelines. And I have learned by lesson not to upload bad images. I seem to be doing better at the screenshots I upload. Is there something wrong with my screenshots though? --JonathonWyble
Yes. They are in 16-bit color and not properly cropped. --LilShootDawg (talk) 23:52, 6 December 2018 (GMT)
Actually, you are right, there is something a bit off about my screenshots. I see that certain parts of my pics have odd coloring. I found that out when I compared my screenshots using the display settings in the guest operating system's control panel, and changed the graphics to 32-bit. So what I'm saying is, I think I will update all of the screenshots I've ever uploaded to BetaWiki and have them in a much better, 32-bit quality. You see, I get around these quality troubles using VirtualBox Guest Additions, which have 256 colors by default, but I just found out that there's a way to change it to 32-bit, like I said. --JonathonWyble
Why are you using VBox? It's not Windows XP. Use 86Box or PCem. --LilShootDawg (talk) 11:42, 7 December 2018 (GMT)
I was using VBox for those screenshots, which were for Windows 2000 SP2. But I have just reuploaded new screenshots of 2000 SP2, and they're a whole lot better than they were before, meaning they are now in 32-bit graphics instead of 256 colors (8-bit graphics). --JonathonWyble

Read the guidelines 2[edit source]

Your images are not properly cropped. --LilShootDawg (talk) 22:21, 20 December 2018 (GMT)


YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO CROP YOUR IMAGES TO THE WINDOW! --LilShootDawg (talk) 23:01, 27 December 2018 (GMT)

What exactly do you mean by "cropping" images? They seem to look fine for me. The way I take screenshots is in VirtualBox, I go to the top of the VM window and do View < Take Screenshot < Save. Does that mess up screenshots? On a side note, I have read the guidelines, and I fulfilled the disciplines. I compared my screenshots with other user's screenshots, and they don't seem to have any flaws. But some of the things I contribute to this wiki just receives a good number of facepalms by others. --JonathonWyble
I think he meant that he wants to have the images cropped so they only fulfill the main focus (for example, an application of Sound Recorder must contain only the application and not the desktop). IMO they are okay since the image's main focus is still the image caption in question. Also LilShoot, please do not post messages all in caps, as it makes it look like you're shouting. BF10 (talk) 23:29, 27 December 2018 (GMT)
You clearly haven't read the guidelines. The guidelines state that "Those shots should be cropped to the size of the program's window (including transparency and window shadows if such effects are present)." --LilShootDawg (talk) 00:52, 28 December 2018 (GMT)
I do not crop my images manually, if that's what you're talking about. I just take a screenshot using the VirtualBox screenshot tool, and there's my taken screenshot. It only captures the virtual machine footage and does not capture anything outside the VM, and I leave the picture just the way it is without cropping it in any way.
Then don't upload. Cause that's against the guidelines. --LilShootDawg (talk) 01:50, 28 December 2018 (GMT)

Removed content + I apologize for everything[edit source]

Guys, I've been thinking, and you were right. I accepted the fact that some screenshots I have contributed to BetaWiki were not very good. And so, I have removed an important chunk of my screenshots and kept the ones that look better. After many demands for reading the guidelines, I got a little tired of that and decided to only upload good images. The truth is, I have not read the rules, but I do know what I'm doing. In general, I can be a good community contributor without even reading rules/guidelines. Another truth is, I'm not a very perfect person, I'm not a good person on WinBoards, BetaArchive, Vogons, E-Maculation, and other forums I'm a member on, and I'm most likely imperfect on BetaWiki. But I can always improve, and that's how life is, not everyone is perfect at everything. Anyways, the images I've removed were ones such as my Control Panel, My Computer, and My Documents screenshots, because they do look like they're artificially cropped, but it's not my fault, blame it on VirtualBox, and you can maybe take it up with the developers of that software. Fortunately, my screenshots for regular desktops are just fine and I'll be keeping those visible to the public. So what I'm saying is, I apologize for being imperfect at contributing certain images, but I have removed them from the public eye, and everything's probably good again. It was probably for the best, because I never wanted to risk getting blocked for inserting nonsense into certain articles, and I don't think appealing image reports would really be worth it. --JonathonWyble

In the first place, let me apologize for LilShootDawg's harsh behavior, I gotta agree with BF10 here that posting in all caps really crossed the line. However, I am not very fond of your stance either. I don't really know what's so bad on taking your time and bothering to read the most common practices for creating and extending this wiki. This whole drama just proves that you do not know what you are doing, or better said, don't know what's the matter, all of that because you pretty much ignored the guidelines because of your ego. I don't believe your screenshots were as illegal as some people apparently think because of the reasons I discussed. In the end I must remind you, accept it or not, that the ignorantia juris non excusat principle also applies on BetaWiki. Take that as a warning. --AlphaBeta (talk) 15:50, 28 December 2018 (GMT)
I know I should understand rules, and I would totally take the time to view rules and guidelines a bit better. I do know what I'm doing. Plus, I do know what this whole "Ignorantia juris non excusat" is, and I accept all laws. I do not have an ego where I do not read guidelines, like I said, I would love to get to know the important rules and understand what to do the proper way, and then we won't have to cause so much drama, that's my ego, and I hope one day I'll be a better person on these here communities (not that I'm a bad person). In other words, I'm really not the kind of person who thinks that ignorance of the law is an excuse, I actually am aware of my content. --JonathonWyble

In response to's message...[edit source]

Your screenshots of Office 4.0 have been marked as not cropped properly. Please take your time and check the Guidelines on how to crop screenshots to be used on BetaWiki. Thanks 08:36, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

I don't understand what the problem is with my screenshots for Office 4.0. Generally speaking, I didn't upload all of the screenshots for Office 4.0, someone else took screenshots of the setup, I just took screenshots of the Office apps. Anyway, the screenshots look fine to me. I did not "crop" them, I just used the "Take Screenshot" option in VirtualBox (the hypervisor/emulator I use), which doesn't require any manual cropping as it captures the entire virtual machine footage without ruining the picture. --JonathonWyble
Maybe, umm? Crop. --LilShootDawg (talk) 20:55, 18 January 2019 (UTC)