You can't select yourself because you are not in the community database
(Even if you were, you'd need to be marked as a person and not a group to show up for credit lists). You'd have to write yourself in for one list and get that approved. Then you'd be selectable for all subsequent credit submissions.
The credit list is intended to credit all individuals that contributed to the project (within the guidelines). So, you absolutely should add KingMike to all credit lists for projects released by 'KingMike's Translations'. The way the site is set up now for this is there are 'Releases' and there are 'Credit Contributions'. The site will differentiate between the two. See DarknessSavior's
profile. He has both releases and credit contributions.
After you've converted all your translations, you should then associate your forum profile with 'KingMike' the person and NOT 'KingMike's Translations' the group. I still need to modify forum profiles to reflect credit contributions, but that is what should be done. In the end, we have clear differentiation between KingMike's Translations the group, it's releases, the people involved (including yourself), and their contributions.
Somewhat related, you should then update your Utilities and Documents to be from KingMike the person and not KingMike's Translations. That way all the work you have done will be assigned to the person KingMike. I know it's a lot to take in, but it has to be done like this to preserve the last 10 years of associations, allow for proper corrections, and work for both in the likely interim period (Until the day comes where all entries were corrected. Might be months, years, or even never).
As for the 'anonymous' guy. Either credit him for who he is, or omit. Adding multiple additional aliases for anonymity defeats the purpose of the credit lists and our site associations.DarknessSavior
Yes. Exactly as such. You'd still search the community database. See your
profile now. It will list your releases and credit contributions. Credited individuals will be on equal standing on the site with patch releasers. Translators:
Under this new system, you should be in the credit lists. I know many of you had previously added yourself as a multiple author. For group releases, you should be removed
and only the group name remains, and then add yourself to the credit list. In the event of an individual release, it's OK to have a release from two or more individuals when no group name exists, if you choose. You'd then be listed twice, once for the release, and once in the credit list for your contribution. I think we want to avoid having a release that is mixed from both people and groups, although the option is technical allowed if you had some good case for doing so.
I know it is a pain to potentially have to edit the translation entry and the credit list, but there's just no other way for old and new to all seamlessly continue working and maintain all associations. The reality is it is unlikely that all old entries will ever be corrected, and even if they are, it will take a long time. We need all things to work during that time and account for everything.