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Please, No PNG's!

Please, do not upload PNG's! Convert to JPG before you upload. Thanks.--Ben41 00:52, 19 March 2010 (UTC) Ok, fixing that now. First tiem I tried to uplaod LPG didn't fork, so i tried PNG.Mandolin 00:58, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Turning Point M1911

I went and checked my videos of Turning Point: the hammer is indeed always down regardless of what's going on. Evil Tim 01:55, 5 May 2011 (CDT)

No Spoilers

I noticed that your Girl Who played with Fire has a major spoiler. This is greatly frowned upon at IMFDB. Please change it. I could change it but we need to inform members that spoilers are looked down upon. Please see rules: re Spoilers. Thanks. :) MoviePropMaster2008 13:21, 26 May 2011 (CDT)

Please crop black bars

Before uploading, please crop the black bars from the sides or the top and bottom. Fast Stone Image Viewer is useful for this as well as Windows Paint. --Ben41 00:39, 2 June 2011 (CDT)

Dark Angel

I am posting these two images from Dark Angel Season 1. Unfortunately, they are not DVD quality (both are streamed), so I don't want to put them on the page for the show. But since you have the DVDs, I thought I would ask you if you'd be willing to get your own versions of these same caps, and then upload your own versions over mine. I have listed the episode as well as the time in which the images appear. I was especially surprised that you missed the second image, because it shows a very good close-up of the Jericho 941 (which makes it easier for IMFDB users to recognize it as such):

Season 1, Episode 7, "Blah Blah Woof Woof" - 17:42
Season 1, Episode 16, "Pollo Loco" - 21:44

Thanks. -MT2008 10:29, 28 July 2011 (CDT)

One other I forgot about - this image of the Vektor CP1:
Season 1, Episode 13, "Female Trouble" - 36:51
This is also an Easter Egg of sorts: "Felcan" is not a real ammo manufacturer; it refers to Felcan Enterprises, the name of the armory which supplied the weapons used on Dark Angel. -MT2008 10:44, 28 July 2011 (CDT)
Alright, sounds good. Thanks, -MT2008 12:01, 28 July 2011 (CDT)

No Spoilers

You may not realize that you're doing it again, but you're doing it with Hanna. Do not write any description which forecasts or reveals any major plot point and death or fate of a major character in the film. THanks. MoviePropMaster2008 15:38, 5 October 2011 (CDT)

Your User Front Page

You might want to remove that weird comment on your user page and perhaps add a little information about yourself. Now it's just odd to see what's on there now when users go to your page. --Ben41 06:36, 13 October 2011 (CDT)


Thank you for correcting my awful English in many articles. Greg-Z 23:41, 20 November 2011 (CST)


I'm in the process of cleaning up the page, and it's evident by the amount of weapons used that the series needs to be split. Also, the fact that the series looks like it will continue for awhile also is a factor. --Ben41 13:12, 2 January 2012 (CST)

RE: Quick grammar lesson

Thank you. I am very ashamed for so many errors. :( I'll try not to repeat them. Greg-Z 23:44, 26 January 2012 (CST)

What version of Last Sentinel do you have?

You have scenes that are NOT in my version of the movie! Amazing. MoviePropMaster2008 22:07, 8 February 2012 (CST)

Heckler & Koch XM25

Why did you change the capacity of the Heckler & Koch XM25 on the Heckler & Koch page?? --Zackmann08 15:11, 6 April 2012 (CDT)


Remember, when you are working on a page, you need to add the {{WIP}} tag at the top of the page. --Zackmann08 12:25, 25 April 2012 (CDT)


Remember that when you create a gallery you need to add the </gallery> tag at the end of the gallery. (Nikita (2010)) --Zackmann08 12:39, 27 April 2012 (CDT)

21-gun salute.

Sorry for reverting your edit to Act of Valor. If you look at the explanation i posted on the discussion page you'll see it was a mistake. Thanks for teaching me something new! I'd never heard of a volley salute... --Zackmann08 23:55, 4 June 2012 (CDT)


Good start on the TV series Missing, but please go through and check your spelling on the pages. --Ben41 05:42, 28 June 2012 (CDT)

Incorrect Grammar

The particular user who's been having trouble with writing captions is using an online translator to form sentences, which is why these captions sometimes make little sense. I've already sent to a message to the user about this. --Ben41 (talk) 18:27, 11 February 2013 (EST)

If you look at the history for Diplomatic Siege, it's the same user who was using an online translator to form his English sentences. While I understand the frustration with fixing, I appreciate the effort in making pages. --Ben41 (talk) 19:37, 21 February 2013 (EST)

In Plain Sight

I moved the stuff from the main page to the In Plain Sight - Season 1 page. As you do the show, can you follow the format that is used for CSI: Miami - Season 10. Specifically, saying what episode you are talking about by referencing the episode name then (S0#E##). Also in the description of each image, if you can put (S0#E##) at the end that would be great. :-) I am going to start working on Season 4 tonight. If you have any questions or need anything let me know! --Zackmann08 (talk) 00:52, 2 March 2013 (EST)


And you don't need to treat me like an IMFDB novice. Once we get that straight, I'm all ears. Oh, and: 18-2=16, not 10.

And wtf is a "coma", other than a really unpleasant Sunday morning? --Warejaws (talk) 12:28, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

Oh, okay. 'Cause I googled that sh*t, thinking "that ain't right", and ended up on wikipedia, reading about the comma like; "that must be what he meant?.." :D

But yeah, mught as well cut a couple of 'em, so I went ahead an cut these:

Sniper Ghost Warrior 1 nad 2.

Why did you remove the internal links? Have them put back. Want to help? Correct grammatical errors. Do not delete the entire sentence. Do not remove the name of the manufacturer of weapons. Do not change the meaning of the description! --MTOOO (talk) 03:57, 21 March 2013 (EDT)


We have foreign users who are not fluent in English. You're just going to have to accept that. There's absolutely no excuse to be rude about it. --Funkychinaman (talk) 19:22, 21 March 2013 (EDT)

You took out a bit more than just bad grammar. I undid a few of your edits because they deleted the weapon links. These guys know they're not fluent, you don't have to rub it in their faces. I do understand the frustration though. --Funkychinaman (talk) 22:39, 21 March 2013 (EDT)

Yes I'm Polish. Unfortunately, my English is not the best. :)--MTOOO (talk) 10:10, 25 March 2013 (EDT)

Your corrections on Guardian Angel (Schutzengel)

Hi Mandolin, thanks for your comments about Guardian Angel (Schutzengel). Two things; firstly you were wondering why I mentioned ‘that she means business’ on the image for the H&K P30 where the girl takes out the magazine. Point is that in this scene, the police believe she’s holding a toy gun and she takes out the magazine to show the bullets. Yes, I agree it’s stupid but it looks dramatic and that’s what counts in most movies. For your info, I revised the subscript underneath that picture. Secondly, I see you removed much of my text. Don’t get me wrong, in most cases it’s a case of ‘less-is-more’ and I am thankful but what was your idea? Did I give too much information or something? If that’s the case, please let me know and I will take care for future movies. Thanks, PeeWee055 (talk) 14:57, 18 April 2013 (EDT)

Okay, I see what you mean. Will keep my comments shorter and more to-the-point, I know I tend to be too enthusiastic, PeeWee055 (talk) 11:04, 19 April 2013 (EDT)

Him, her ...

I know, sorry ...

Image taken from Alpha

Whenever I add images to the ArmA 3 page with screenshots I've taken from the Alpha build of the game, I make a note. Once the game is fully released, I'll replace them with shots taken from the final game, as they may be subject to change. Just a thing of mine. :) Dannysaysnoo 21:25, 27 May 2013 (GMT)

Chain Saw

You should be getting warnings that you're uploading a duplicate file, which you've done twice already. --Funkychinaman (talk) 12:52, 12 August 2013 (EDT)

We're just trying to cut down on duplicate files and unused files. --Funkychinaman (talk) 13:02, 12 August 2013 (EDT)

Zastava M70B1 in 'A Dangerous Man'

Thanks for your corrections in the description for above gun. Your version is indeed much clearer, to be honest I don't have a clue what an 'abductor tube' is, guess I copied it from somewhere :-)

On another note, I see your link to the gun page is Zastava M70B1 (with 'B1' included), whereas my link was Zastava M70B1. The section is called 'Zastava M70' so my initial thought was that your link, not being the exact name of a section, would lead to nowhere. Can you please let me know why it works nevertheless? Thanks for your time and info, PeeWee055 (talk) 08:59, 13 October 2013 (EDT)

In case you wanted to know more about how the redirects and section links like this work, I have attempted to explain it on PeeWee055's talk page. --commando552 (talk) 17:57, 13 October 2013 (EDT)

In Time

If you're going to remove screencaps, please put them on the talk page. Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 18:53, 13 October 2013 (EDT)

Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 20:11, 13 October 2013 (EDT)


Do not change the articles. Regulations provides for up to 10 screens on one weapon. Do not change anything. --MTOOO (talk) 18:36, 29 November 2013 (EST)

Please pay close track of this person. Removes screenshots of articles. Interferes with the rules and destroys resources.

Remove even one screenshot, and your profile will be submitted administrator.--MTOOO (talk) 18:42, 29 November 2013 (EST)

My grammar is bad because I'm Polish. And He speaks Polish language every day, and not English.--MTOOO (talk) 18:49, 29 November 2013 (EST)

This wait and do not change anything. --MTOOO (talk) 19:02, 29 November 2013 (EST)

The stated maximum number of screenshots for a section is ten, not two. While having most views of the weapon covered is a little unusual, it is not unprecedented, and is not against any rule. Please stop removing the additional shots. Also, do not edit war with other users, we don't have a formal 3-revert rule but you should discuss things rather than just hitting revert over and over. Evil Tim (talk) 04:28, 30 November 2013 (EST)


There's no sense complaining about a user who hasn't made an edit since 2012. --Ben41 (talk) 17:06, 7 January 2014 (EST)

MASH: Removing Screenshots

If there are excess screenshots, please put these in the discussion section as these may be put back in the future should the series be divided into seasons. The reason why there were so many screenshots was because entries were placed for each season. --Ben41 (talk) 02:22, 29 March 2014 (EDT)

Can't upload screenshots

If you're having trouble uploading screenshots, try changing the final filename before selecting the "Upload File" button. --Ben41 (talk) 15:32, 14 March 2016 (EDT)

Blue Bloods

I just haven't gotten to it yet. You can help out by adding entries yourself if you're concerned about completion. --Ben41 (talk) 05:23, 20 March 2017 (EDT)

RE: Rifle grenades

Appreciate the links. I concur the point about injury is often embellished, hence why I toned that part down some. That said, many grenades - and I would certainly say flares particularly - are generally NOT shot lower than 45 degrees, and were used with the 'auxiliary' cartridges so simply put the rest of it seems a bit apples and oranges to me. In any case, I've no problem with just omitting the extra detail entirely as you've done, just simpler all-around. StanTheMan (talk) 01:17, 8 August 2017 (EDT)


Google M9A3 + copper gets you a lot of source that say it had a copper lining: this for a start, and also noted here and here, for example. I'm guessing they changed the geometry of the hollow charge and the liner in the A3 or something. Evil Tim (talk) 15:02, 17 January 2018 (EST)

Oh that Ordnance Department one is absolutely saying it's copper, look:
"Substitution of copper cones for steel resulted from discovery that copper cones obtained about 30 percent greater armor penetration than the steel cones of identical design."
Not resulted in the discovery, resulted from the discovery, meaning they made the change after they found out that happened. Evil Tim (talk) 15:10, 17 January 2018 (EST)
Yeah, but that document also says there's an M7A2 training round, which as far as I know there actually isn't, so it might not be presenting an accurate summary, especially as they wouldn't much care what the liner was made from in a specific variant given what they were trying to do. Like I said, your Ordnance Department link pretty clearly states that they did substitute a copper cone for the steel one after finding it was better. Evil Tim (talk) 15:36, 17 January 2018 (EST)
Yeah, but the ordnance report also notes the penetration is about 30% improved by switching to copper, and the penetration of the M9A3 improved by just over 30% if you take the shift as 76mm - > 100mm , so it's in line with them switching to copper and doing something else. Given most of the sources omit it rather than outright saying it didn't happen, I still put my money on it being both, I can't see changing the ogive getting you a 30%+ increase by itself.
Anyway, off to work now, so be a while before I can answer. Evil Tim (talk) 15:55, 17 January 2018 (EST)
Thing is, that manual's from 1944: at that point might the copper liner have been classified (more so than the rest of the manual), because they didn't know if the Germans had figured it out yet? Something that provides that big an advantage for that little a change seems like something you'd want to keep secret. I mean I know in WW2 they were still pretending Spitfires had crosshair gunsights even though reflector sights had been invented in WW1. Evil Tim (talk) 02:02, 19 January 2018 (EST)
There's multiple levels of classification, though (hence the whole TOP SECRET, it's an actual level above just regular secret) and I'd imagine they'd restrict that information. Anyone using that document wouldn't really need to know what the liner was made of. Stilol. Hm. Try this edit. Evil Tim (talk) 00:41, 20 January 2018 (EST)


I can reset your forum password if you'd like. --Funkychinaman (talk) 23:48, 26 November 2018 (EST)

I've reset your forum password to Abc123. Please log in and change it immediately. Thanks. --Funkychinaman (talk) 17:06, 27 November 2018 (EST)
I can change the email for you if you'd like. --Funkychinaman (talk) 20:59, 27 November 2018 (EST)
Done. --Funkychinaman (talk) 22:25, 27 November 2018 (EST)


Pistols aren't exactly my area of expertise, but I'm certainly seeing "M1911-thing." Evil Tim (talk) 03:24, 27 November 2018 (EST)

Far From Home

Haha, you and I was thinking and doing the exact same thing at about the same time. I too was unsure at first about the Crosman and was considering that same other air gun. And just when I was pressing the edit-button you had done it already. I got surprised, haha. Was funny, just had to say :) Thejoker

Stick grenade page

Why are you merging all the stick grenade pages again? And in theory, if you do your redirects properly, everything should slide into place. But again, why are you merging all the stick grenade pages again? --Funkychinaman (talk) 19:58, 19 January 2019 (EST)

Again, what's the point of consolidating them if they're distinct types? And the M16 and AK pages, if anything, are too large, the largest and fifth largest on the site, respectively. --Funkychinaman (talk) 23:48, 19 January 2019 (EST)


I'd trust the FM over Infantry, since the latter has published stuff by Mike Sparks before (I known letters and according to legend also articles).

From what I've found, Dragon II was the first-stage result of what was supposed to be a two-stage USMC PIP (Army didn't participate because they were already working on AAWS-M) that started in 1986. It was essentially just a full-caliber warhead with a standoff probe that was retrofitted to all USMC Dragons by 1988, that's where that "MK 1 Mod 0" missile variant comes from that weighs slightly more.

Dragon III was the Phase II PIP that was going to have a new sustainer motor and digital sight, but the PIP got canned in 1989 and no Dragon IIIs were ever produced, though missiles with the sustainer motor were tested. Apparently it was going to be similar to the fiber-optic wire guided, imaging IR sighted Dragon derivative that McDonnell Douglas threw together for AAWS-M, which lost to Javelin. Range was increased to 1.5 km (some sources say 2), but from what I can tell it was using the same warhead as Dragon II.

Dragon II+ and Super Dragon were the same system, a system put together in 1990 by the Swiss Federal Aircraft Factory based on the PIP spec and offered to export customers. 2,755 missiles of Super Dragon spec were made before production closed down in 1997, but no known buyers. Performance figure I find for that is 2km range and penetration 24.8 in (630mm) RHA, behind a layer of ERA (it was a tandem charge). Evil Tim (talk) 03:32, 10 March 2019 (EDT)

I'll have to dig it back up since ATM I'm torturing myself trying to write an article on the 40mm Bofors for the gun wiki. But I think given the "let's put thirty engines on one missile instead of giving it wings" base concept, the designers being massively incompetent is more or less a given. Evil Tim (talk) 04:46, 11 March 2019 (EDT)
Sadly unlike TOW nobody wrote an entire book on its development ("History of the TOW Missile System," Army Aviation and Missile Command (Redstone Arsenal, Alabama), Mary T Cagle, 20 October 1977) so it's kind of hard to tell, but it was the first time anyone tried to make an infantry guided ATGM launcher. I can't find anything on why they went with such a weird propulsion system, but I imagine it's probably that they couldn't give it steering actuators with period servo motor technology while hitting either a cost or weight goal.
Also, the terrible performance of the first warhead is in line with other weapons of the period: the original TOW only got 430mm (16.9 in) RHA, so Dragon didn't do that badly considering it's a rolling airframe and that's known to screw up hollow charge jet formation (hence tank guns switching to smoothbore). Evil Tim (talk) 19:26, 12 March 2019 (EDT)

Stranger Things Season 3

Thanks for completing. In the future, please include in your filenames the season number and episode number to make it easier to ID what episode the image is from. --Ben41 (talk) 01:27, 7 July 2019 (EDT)

Once Upon

It seems when I change the size from "600px" to "500px", the screenshot displays. --Ben41 (talk) 16:04, 2 August 2019 (EDT)

Gunpowder Milkshake

Well I haven't watched the movie, since I don't know the order of the guns appeared in the film, I did it mostly for the fact of my personal pet peeve of messy things out of order and to find things easier that way. I'mallaboutguns.1 (talk) 00:06, 15 September 2021 (EDT)

You can revert it back if it's your way of doing it. If you created the page, I don't have a say in it, you can keep the page in your way, let me know in the future if I'm way out of line next time this happens, forgive me in advance if I sound like a complete asshole in text, I hate the way it looks on text most of the time because it looks like I'm rude as hell or boring. I'mallaboutguns.1 (talk) 06:26, 15 September 2021 (EDT)

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