Michael von Preußen

  • I live in Pasloe Village
  • My occupation is Web Design
  • I am Female

Map software/Opera inquiry

Heya MvP. I was wondering if you know of any map software to adjust/ create boundaries/borders of countries on various political maps of the world. I thought I remembered that you've used one before, not sure why but I figure it's worth asking.

Also I messed around with Opera last week while looking for a new browser because Firefox is causing my computer to lag insanely bad when I open it. So.. back to Opera. I loved it minus when using google docs I noticed when I would select a cell it would show the selected box but it would encompass half of the actual cell I clicked on and half of the cell to the left. The further to the right in columns I go the worse the problem gets. A la column G is bad but column XX is insanely worse. Do you have any idea what could be causing that? I figure it's a shot in the dark but I saw you use Opera on your userbox and figured it is worth a shot. Thanks MvP!!    RogalDorn  talk    00:32, Friday, 13 April 2012 (EST)

Shucks! Looks like i will have to do the same with adjusting borders on maps and stuff. Not a huge deal. The Opera issue is more of a deal breaker because i do use google docs to store information on various things and have accessibility from virtually anywhere (including my phone >.> because i love stats so much unfortunately). Looks like I will have to stay with the Iron web browser :3. Thanks for the hasty reply as usual MvP!    RogalDorn  talk    05:42, Friday, 13 April 2012 (EST)

Re: Imagemaps

huzzah! thanks for letting me know MvP.    RogalDorn  talk    06:02, Friday, 13 April 2012 (EST)

RE: Disparuean franc

Hi Meshy,

For the coins, I think I used Cambria, since it was similar to the font used on coins that I've seen, and I didn't want to use Times New Roman. :P Creating the coins themselves was pretty easy (more so than the banknotes): I just used the Emboss filter in Photoshop to get the 'raised' effect on the coins. You can probably do it in GIMP too, though as you can see here, that didn't really turn out well when I tried it.

My friend showed me that yesterday, thought he was just being random. :P  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   16:58, Saturday, 14 April 2012 (ET)

Knowing your design skills, you definitely will. :D  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   17:28, Saturday, 14 April 2012 (ET)
Holy crap, that looks amazing! :D It's even better than the original. :P However, the circles along the edge don't blend in well with the rest of the coin; the rest of the coin looks really realistic though. Good work! :D  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   23:10, Saturday, 14 April 2012 (ET)
Now that I compare the two, my version looks more like a piece of cheese than an actual coin. :P  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   23:13, Saturday, 14 April 2012 (ET)
Yeah, that was the effect I was trying to get. Now that you mention it though, the rivet design does look nice too.  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   13:50, Sunday, 15 April 2012 (ET)
Don't worry, there's no need to; your version looks awesome as it is. :P  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   14:21, Sunday, 15 April 2012 (ET)

I really like the stylized fleur-de-lis they used. Perhaps I should do something similar as well. :P  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   00:06, Saturday, 21 April 2012 (ET)

Something weird

Hi Meshy,

I'm looking at the medal table at the 2010 Olympics article. For some reason, there are only 26 nations listed on that table, even though there were 46 participants. Was there any reason we excluded Andorra, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Chicago and many others from the table? (see User:Pikachurin/Sandbox#Olympics for the medal count I used to make the table) O_o  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   17:38, Sunday, 15 April 2012 (ET)

Ah, alright then. Thanks for the clarification.  Pikachurin   Talk • Contribs   17:49, Sunday, 15 April 2012 (ET)

RE: Fonts

yeah I was/am totally bored and I found a few fonts I like. I probably won't change my signature any time soon simply because I'm tired of messing with it haha. But thanks for the tips MvP.    RogalDorn  talk    06:46, Monday, 16 April 2012 (EST)

Midwayan anthem

I have created a anthem for Midway that is not the International, and am trying to get it translated into as many nations as possible. If you know German, could you do a German translation for me? Here's a link to the lyrics I've thought of ([1]) - Zabuza825 (talk • contribs) 21:40, May 12, 2012 (UTC)

Whoops, I forgot that we closed much of our forums to the public after a group of Chinese people from the same place in China (yes, I tracked the IP's) tried to access it en-masse at the same time.
Well, here's the lyrics I have:
Long live Midway
Shining so brightly!
Midway, our fatherland.
Land of the brave,
Home of liberty.
Long live Midway!
It goes to the tune of the Russian song God Save the Tsar! (YouTube link), so if you could get it to that tune it would help cause I have UTAU and a UTAUloid that supposedly can sing in German. - Zabuza825 (talk • contribs) 07:32, May 13, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! You said the lyrics don't match the tune exactly, well it's because I originally made the song in Japanese then translated it into English, combined with the fact that I'm not much of a lyricist and the fact that the original song the tune was meant for is in Russian. And I actually don't mind you changing it up a bit, as a matter of fact I kinda expected it as a word-for-word translation doesn't always work. As for accuracy, as long as it's better than Google translate (which can sometimes give you BS translations) I'm happy.
Thank you very much! - Zabuza825 (talk • contribs) 10:06, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

Re: Aid Slots

Aid Efficiency is a better name anyway imo, thanks for that. Yeah using up/down/same would break the auto-percenting, I thought about it but couldn't find any way around it, other than possibly using JS (only thing with string functions >_> there needs to be a mega-language that can do everything :P) which isn't really worth it and I can't do anyway :P. I think it's good to include number of slots, because 900/1000 = 90% is more impressive than 90/100 = 90%, for example. I mainly just put in the auto-percent to make it easier to update (though it's not that hard just to copy-paste it anyway), so it's probably better to include the whole thing when you want to use up/down/same. I was thinking it might be better to put the aid efficiency below the rest of the stats so that it wouldn't look so awkward without the indicators. I was also thinking that if one did want to exclude the percentage but also put in indicators, I could make a numbered parameter that could be put next to it, but again, not really worth saving eight characters :P. And still wouldn't solve the inconvenience of having to look back at the page.  Bobogoobo | Talk | Nation 23:13, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 (ET)

Re: fullurl

I'm cleaning out this, and believe it or not, putting it in lowercase does remove it from that page. Same for this removing it from Special:WantedTemplates. It's weird but that's the current cleanup crusade I've decided to go on so I'm doing it :P.  Bobogoobo | Talk | Nation 03:43, Thursday, 14 June 2012 (ET)

Re: 100 reichsmark

Yeah, I think it was. Sorry for deleting before asking, wasn't sure if you wanted it since it wasn't linked to. Last time I tried to restore a file it didn't work so well, could you tell me how to make sure it goes right the first time? Non-admins aren't even allowed to view the file versions, dunno why that is >_>  Bobogoobo | Talk | Nation 14:49, Friday, 15 June 2012 (ET)

I swear I did just that a few days ago on some other file and it didn't work. Anyways, done.  Bobogoobo | Talk | Nation 14:57, Friday, 15 June 2012 (ET)
What about this one with the really long name, still using that? :P  Bobogoobo | Talk | Nation 15:18, Friday, 15 June 2012 (ET)


With the recent changes occurring in the Post-Dissolution Sphere, it is time for the world map to be updated again! :P Here are the changes that need to be made:

  1. The United States of JBR now comprises the all of the former US states of California, Nevada, and Arizona (no more pesky counties to worry about :P ) and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. The South American possessions are unaffected and as such, should remain intact.
  2. The addition of Bowasia means that there should be a change in the United States/Canada region. If working with the western borders is inconvenient (since they do not correspond with the RL borders of the area it runs through), the western borders should be adjusted to be the western borders of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Manitoba. The rest of Bowasia should still be implemented (thereby wiping Quebec off the map :P ).
  3. The Pacific Empire has dissolved and as such, the sea borders should be scrapped as with the territory in Antarctica. The Indochinese states however, should remain the same (no need to get those borders back in).
  4. The addition of the Confederation of Greater Guinea requires the merging of the following countries: Guinea, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Benin, Togo, Gambia, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea.
  5. Azawad is recognized by several prominent PDS states so its borders should be added to the map.

Also, once you finish the new map, could you update the JBRican map by using the PDS map instead (instead of the North American-focused globe map) since it is considerably bigger now to be featured on it?

Again, you don't need to rush yourself so take your time. Thanks in advance! :)

JustinVuong | Talk | Nation 06:05, June 19, 2012 (UTC)

Those "possessions" were more or less constituent states of the former Californian Union so when I did request that they would not appear on the world map--it's not a mistake. :D
Honestly, the roleplayer of Bowasia has not given enough information regarding its western boundaries and that map he made was a rough estimate. I would expect that the actual borders of Bowasia would be the one I made up (based off of the RL US/Canadian borders) or running roughly along the Mississippi River. However, since the territory between JBR and Bowasia is stateless anyways, it doesn't matter (I guess Bowasia can have more land :P ) so it'll be alright I guess.
And as for the Senegal issue, I think it was left out on accident (I copied all the countries the roleplayer claimed on his application) and I'd assume it is part of Guinea. If there's anymore issues, let me know! :P JustinVuong | Talk | Nation 00:06, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! :D JustinVuong | Talk | Nation 20:02, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Wiki award

WikiMedal Normal CN Wiki Excellence Award
I, RogalDorn, hereby award you with the CN Wiki Excellence Award thanks to your unwavering dedication to improving the CN Wiki over the years. Who knows where this wiki would be without your involvement but thank you very much for all you have done.

I felt a simple "thank you" wasn't quite enough and you deserved more MvP :)—  RogalDorn  

The olympics!

So... I just discovered Talk:XXI Olympic Winter Games, well, Special:Randompage actually took me to XXI Olympic Winter Games but I clicked the talk page and this is very nifty MvP! and... apparently I felt it necessary to stop by and tell you xD—  RogalDorn  

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