User talk:Stjur

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I have to second Yuanls (by the way I just discovered that's Yuanls with an L instead of a capital i), your childhood sounds very fun. I would usually draw my maps alone in my bedroom after school. I've also been there with the 'pathetic' and 'weird' and stuff (one time a kid said drawing maps was 'gay' and that's basically how I came out.) Anyways, this is an amazing user page! --Eklas (talk) 20:49, 17 April 2017 (CEST)

Thanks! This is just my first background to geofiction though, I'll post more! (I may sound a little egocentric) --Stjur 20:58, 17 April 2017 (CEST)

I cannot lie, but your childhood seems lit! I wish I had friends like yours. Your cities look great! None of mine are interested in maps. :| Yuanls (talk) 20:03, 17 April 2017 (CEST)

Well, I can't lie either, as we gave up our fictional country in the schoolyard, most of my friends abandoned Stesaria and started calling me pathetic for drawing cities and inventing fictional stuff. This is practically how I started isolating myself from everyone.. --Stjur 20:11, 17 April 2017 (CEST)

Nice taste in music by the way. --Eklas (talk) 21:06, 8 March 2017 (CET)

Thank you! --Stjur 21:10, 8 March 2017 (CET)

Hi, Stjur! Nice about the app you use! Since January 2017, when I change my old cellphone to a new one, I "discovered" a similar app like this (oh! I dont remember its name now, what a shame!! hehe - and I can not use my own cellphone here in the oil rig), but I only build some buildings, and one football stadium, because it is the free version with not so much variety of blocks, hehehe. Your buildings and screenshots are better than my ones, of course. Anyway, when I go home (would be this saturday, but I will work 21 days this month), I edit this comment saying the name of the app, hehe. -- BMSOUZA (talk) 01:19, 19 April 2017 (CEST)

Hi BMSOUZA! Could it be one of these? Thanks for appreciating my Eden world, I personally don't think it looks that amazing... I'd love to see some photos of your block world on Saturday! --Stjur 06:56, 19 April 2017 (CEST)
Looking on Internet, the app is this. When I can use my cellphone (other saturday yet, I think), I send you some screenshots! Abraços! -- BMSOUZA (talk) 09:46, 19 April 2017 (CEST)

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Done!--Stjur (talk) 20:24, 8 December 2016 (CET)
Thanks, and great work btw! --Isleño (talk) 19:06, 9 December 2016 (CET)

Ekelan and Mauroi churches

Hi, Stjur. I've added a comment to the Ekelan talk page for you to read. I appreciate the work you've done on the article, but there are a few things that need fixing with how you've discussed the Mauroi church. — Alessa (talk) 00:54, 22 August 2017 (CEST)


Is that supposed to be an insult? I mean I think saying it's a "simulation game" is the best way to describe it. Or use the official "a collaborative platform for creating fictional maps" as written here? --Austinhuang (talk) 15:50, 29 January 2018 (CET)

Wow ok, I think that calling it a simulation game is the real insult here (at least to me it was pretty insulting, I don't know), I mean it is a collaborative platform for fictional mapping, but you obviously don't get the fact that it's a whole lot more than just 'a game' (for most of us at least). It's passion, it's art. I don't think a painter is playing games when he creates art, or is he? If you search for geographical simulation games, there are plenty of them out there, but this is definitely not a game. Btw your statement explains why the OGF community takes this project less and less seriously. Anyway, I'm talking too much, Happy Mapping and God Bless as Zhenkang would say --Stjur (talkOGF) 16:01, 29 January 2018 (CET)
Sorry for cutting in, but I'm going to second that. OGF is definetely not a game. I would rather describe it as a tool for creating a niche type of art. People treating OGF as a game is a problem. Someone's made a post on that somewhere (something about less serious and younger users treating OGF more like a "I've got my own nation" thing and not focusing on quality mapping), and I fully agree with it. --Trabantemnaksiezyc (talk) 17:36, 29 January 2018 (CET)
@trabantemnaksiezyc 👍👍 --Stjur (talkOGF) 18:13, 29 January 2018 (CET)
Wow ok, now you guys just keep attacking me on that. With all due respect, I'd be happy to change it to the official version as needed if you could ask a little bit more nicely instead of saying "oh... yeah a simulation game alright". You're not applying your vision (Or even the official vision) on everyone else: OGF community has varieties. @Trabantemnaksiezyc: Treating this as a game doesn't equal to being childish. Cities Skylines is a game and me and lots of people treat it seriously and would showcase their work. --Austinhuang (talk) 19:16, 29 January 2018 (CET) Also, I've changed the description. I do agree it's a platform but I don't think saying it's a game is that insulting.
I'm neither attacking you nor am I trying to make you change that definition you wrote there, it's sadly becoming true and I'm just very, very upset about it, especially because I know mappers who take OGF very seriously and I feel very bad for them. --Stjur (talkOGF) 19:24, 29 January 2018 (CET)
I did not say that at all. I don't think you understood my comment there - what I said was, that the same new users who make bad mapping tend to treat OGF as a game. They often are younger users. There is nothing wrong with treating Cities: Skylines as a game (which it is) nor there is nothing wrong with treating it as a tool to make geofiction (because with enough mods and assets it is exactly that). Still, OGF is not a game. It is a tool, especially when we consider that it is working on OpenStreetMap software, which is definetely not a game. Calling it a game isn't per se insulting, but definetely misleading for all the new users coming in. --Trabantemnaksiezyc (talk) 19:40, 29 January 2018 (CET)

Words from me that are long overdue

I remember my naming crisis, which I had first named my country "Beaumontân" (With accent circonflexe), and you had corrected me on that (along with Tparigo), as it really doesn't make sense. Only now do I see the major problems and inconveniences with the name, besides not being correct in the French language.

I realised that I only wanted to have said accent in the name not because it would affect the way it is pronounced, but because it looked cool in a visual sense and I wanted to add something that really set apart my nation's name. It would have been pretty inconvenient as an official wiki page, as then there would be unnecessary redirects, and it just wouldn't make sense if you really looked at it, something I did not see when choosing it.

Thus I say thanks for that, you saved me the future trouble that the nation name would have brought upon me. Thanks for going out of your way to improve my OGF career on the wiki. It is a thanks that is long overdue, by the way. --Thanks, Trombonist2003 (talk) 17:16, 24 September 2018 (CEST)

Hey! I'm glad I could help and I'm really happy to see you trying to improve by taking into consideration both positive and negative feedback on your work and actually getting better and better in mapping :) Don't worry about thanking me that much (I remember you already did actually :D), we're a community and helping each other is what this community is meant for. So you're very welcome, feel free to pm me if you need any feedback or advice :) --Stjur (talkOGF) 17:39, 24 September 2018 (CEST)