Just wanted to say that I’m so glad that you’re tackling the Digimon stuff. There are so many redlinks here. I’ve been trying to knock off a couple every time I’m editing, but it’s a bit overwhelming. Also, there are a lot of things that I just don’t have any interest in.
I’ve also seen that someone has been adding images as a gallery to pages, then deleting them a couple of hours later. We’ll need to keep an eye on that.
Danielle added galleries to some of the Digimon pages. I deleted them because I didn't think they really added much.
Also, apologies for all the redlinks I've been adding, but with Digimon content that's kind of inevitable because there's so many different evolutions. Besides which, since Digimon don't have a numerical cataloguing system like Pokemon, I've been adding them by evolutionary level. I've just now finished adding all of the Newborn level creatures, so I'll be moving onto the Baby level entries later.
No need to apologise for leaving redlinks, there are always going to be some lying around. I’ve just been trying to sort the ones I know something about, and it’s a bit exhausting.
Sorry, I didn’t realise that it was you who undid the galleries, I scanned it, and I guess that I just saw Danielle in the revision and assumed that it was her. But you’re absolutely right, they added nothing to the pages, and they weren’t even in gallery format.
I just wanted you opinion on whether anything should be added, removed or changed before I link it to the front page. Don’t know whether it’ll make much difference, but I’d like to have it there in any case.
I used to draw a lot when I was younger but time and depression have chipped away at my creative spirit, so I don't draw as much any more. I've been trying to get back into it recently, but I'm not exactly churning out new pics on a regular basis. I've mainly been drawing Sonic fan art so far which you can find on DeviantArt.
I know this isn’t something that you usually look at, but I usually check every week or so. Just to let you know that our previous record was 46K, but in the last week we broke 80K hits! Dunno what we’re doing, but something must be going right.
On another note, what’s your views on creatures from another dimension? I’m adding a little Malifaux content, and that world is a seperate dimension, so do you think that makes them Aliens? I think so, but would like a second opinion.
Going by that logic, that would make all the Mortal Kombat characters aliens, though they've never used the term "alien" in any of the games. I suppose it depends on the source and whether the term "alien" gets used in-universe?
I’ve been thinking for a while that this is something I’d like to know more about. There are loads of things I’ve got in the pipeline to buy, but I love the idea of the Zoaniods. If I do decide to go for Guyver, do you think I should get the comics or OVA first?
I’m not saying that I’ll definitely get it, but from the stuff you’ve written, it really seems like something I’d enjoy. Like I said, the Zoanoids seem pretty awesome (more so than the Guyvers, if I’m honest).
Well there's a couple of sites out there that are fairly up to date with the comics, although the translation quality varies. There are 189 chapters and only the first 46 were officially translated, the rest of the translations are by fans. The 12-part OVA covers most of the stuff between chapters 1 and 30, but diverges from the comic somewhat. The 2005 series is a closer adaptation of the manga but only covers chapters 1 - 60. Then there's the live-action movies which are just an abomination, but good for a laugh I suppose.
I’ve created a page for Hell, as all of those redlinks were bothering me. For now I’ve tagged it as a stub, but I’d like your opinion on whether it actually needs to be expanded. It could turn into an enormous essay, but I just stuck to the main point of it being a Christian thing.
I had a Hell page on MCW, but I kept that pretty basic too. If you want to avoid making it an enormous essay, I suppose you could just add a list of significant Hell interpretations that might deserve their own pages, like Dante's depiction of Hell perhaps?
Now that MCW’s gone do you remember what you wrote, or feel like redoing it? You’re right about Purgatory though, I must have picked that up from the Sandman books. Like I said, I was just trying to get shot of the multitude of redlinks. I think a short page here would suffice, but my attention is mostly elsewhere.
Could you check the Ork page for categories and try to add them? I’ve done it a couple of times, but the tags just don’t seem to stick in either editor (although they show up in visual). I’m sure we had this problem before, but I can’t remember how we fixed it. Thanks,
I've taken a crack at it and the gallery section came up in code in edit mode, so I thought that might have something to do with it. I deleted the gallery and now the categories appear just fine, although in edit mode the category list seems... broken. There's multiple repeats of the same tags on there which can't seem to be removed.
I'm guessing by your writing style and your lack of favourite wikis on your user page that you're new to this. Well, I think the best way I can help you here is to give you a little step-by-step guide on wiki editing.
1)Think about what content you want to add. If you're adding a new page, check first to see that there isn't already an existing article on that subject. If there is, read it first before adding or changing anything and think about whether or not it really needs changing. Also, only create pages on subjects you're familiar with. For example, I'm a big fan of the Resident Evil games, I know the subject well and so I've added loads of pages relating to that. But I don't know squat about the SCP Foundation, so I've not touched any of the SCP pages here.
2) Spelling and grammar. I noticed quite a few misspellings in your edits and you don't seem to use capitals when you start new sentences. That's got to change because no one wants to read an article that's poorly written.
3) Headings and paragraphing. Make sure you separate groups of sentences into easy-to-read chunks. You don't want your page to just be a massive wall of text, it looks ugly and no one will want to read it. And make sure the article is properly divided into different headings. For example, I'm making a page on a particular character, I'll write a short paragraph describing where the character comes from, then add a heading like "Appearance" before describing how that character looks, after which I'll add another heading like "Biography" and write down that character's history.
4) Pictures are always a good thing to add to a page, but in MODERATION. Don't just slap a new picture onto every new paragraph you write because too many pictures will just turn the page into a complete mess. Also, while the edit menu gives the option of having pictures located in the centre of the page, that only really works if you have a centred image at the top of the page before you write anything, and for the most part no one here does that anyway. We prefer to keep images on the right side of the page with the occasional left-sided image.
5) Adding categories. When you make a page, PLEASE remember to add categories, but be careful. There's already loads of established categories and the only new ones I can think of that would be needed at this point are categories for a specific subject, eg. a movie franchise or video game. You should check with me or Smoog before adding any new categories.
6) Making minor edits just to get achievement badges. DON'T DO IT. It's silly but there have been numerous cases where users have made the smallest of edits, like change a single letter, to get a badge, and then undo that change straight after. For those of us who watch those pages, it's REALLY annoying to get e-mail notifications on an edited page only to find that nothing looks any different.
7) Copying content from other sources. This is generally frowned upon, although I understand that writing decent articles can be a long process and you may have better things to do with your time. Still, if you're having trouble writing all your own content, copying a few sentences from another source can be overlooked. But copying an entire article word for word won't be stood for, there's got to be SOME original content in every page.
And with that, I think we're done. It might seem like a lot to take in, but this is really the only way I can think of to help. I can't physically be there to look over your shoulder while you write so all I can do is offer these guidelines and leave the rest up to you. I hope this was helpful to you. Happy editing!
As you might have noticed, I’ve been going through the D&D Category to add the Traditional Games one, and I’ve noticed that there are a hell of a lot of redlinks on these pages. As I’ve not played that game in around 25 years (it was my first RPG!) and I sold all of my books off at Claymore a year or two before that, there’s really nothing I can do about those links (I don’t really remember much about the game if I’m honest, except for the fact that to get the right type of dice was an absolute nightmare back then).
If I push really hard, I might be able to find a friend or two with the odd bestiary or something, but even then it’s not a topic I’ve got a great deal of interest in these days.
So now I come to the point. Is there any chance you could write up a brief article or two every week or so, just to chip into the Reds a little? Redlinks are something I’m trying to cut down on here (along with the stubs and PTNH), because there are just so many of them. I know that this isn’t currently your “primary” wiki, but anything you could manage, even writing the odd redlink into a stub, would help.
Thanks, it would really make a difference, because at the moment, our redlinks are running into the thousands (I’m not exaggerating). I’m trying to knock off one or two every time I come to add, but I just don’t seem to be getting anywhere.
I’m thinking about deleting the pages on the various pantheons of Gods too, simply because there are so many redlinks to minor Gods that’ll likely never get done. Not the mythical creatures associated with them, only the actual Gods themselves. Let me know what your thoughts on that would be.
Another thing I’ve been wondering about is putting up a warning on the front page, just to say that although Monster contains things like Pokémon and Sonic, it also has more disturbing material like the Cenobites and Silent Hill stuff. I’m not sure if this is an actual requirement from Wikia, but it’d be good to cover ourselves on the off chance. Again, let me know,