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#1 Boltax

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:21 AM

Thought I'd throw up a thread here for us to hi-light major revisions, or additions to the Transformers wiki -- Tfwiki.net.

Wikis already have a pages that recount ALL changes to them. But they can be a little bit hard to follow. Especially for casual observers, since they don't really differentiate well between major changes that are worth reading, and minor typographical corrections.

Basically the idea here is that if someone makes a major new page -- or a major revamp of an old page -- they could throw it up here for the general public to peruse. Not only that but to provide a forum for people to discuss changes (you CAN also do it on the wiki... but I'm thinking more, "Wow! Do you see what they did there?" type discussion, than actual page-construction mechanics), and to generally talk about how awesome our fan community is.

Also hoping a thread like this could get people excited about editting in general -- and about seeing how much there still is to do on the TF wikis.

While I'm biased towards Tfwiki.net, I wouldn't discourage links to other wikis. Well, I would -- but I probably shouldn't because the Allspark isn't directly affiliated with either.

Anyway... hope this thread is in the right place.

To get things kicked off here's my first contribution to the newly moved Wiki.

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Basically this page was pretty terrible before -- I completely re-wrote it from scratch (Well more or less) to compensate for DH sort of overlapping TF in a strange way that's unique to his character... and to put the whole thing into Death's Head's voice. Also uploaded and added a bunch of pics of Death's Head from various artists. Check it out and tell me whatcha think, guys.


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Edited by Boltax, 28 September 2008 - 01:22 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:40 AM

I like it being in the style of his speech. However, I don't think it works being in "first person". It just feels a bit off to me, especially when other articles (Like, say, Wheelie) do follow the particular speech patterns of the character without writing it as if the character was composing their own article.

Other than that, I do like it. Feels like there's a bit more meat to the article.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:21 AM

A few months back I went and did an episode synopsis for the Armada ep "Tactician."

Problem is, I can't find the part of the site where you are actually supposed to register in order to make edits.

If I posted it here, could you copy it over there?
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:34 AM

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:48 AM

I discovered a Dungeons and Dragons character.

http://tfwiki.net/wi...llaneous_trivia

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE(Monzo @ Sep 28 2008, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I discovered a Dungeons and Dragons character.

http://tfwiki.net/wi...llaneous_trivia


I don't think you did. They're just both wearing similar archetypal medieval outfits.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:32 PM

I have a question for those of you who know a lot about the wiki. is there a page that lists all known "reproduction" KOs, and how to differentiate between them and the real thing?

If not, that may be a worthwhile thing to do.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE(Yovnocrats @ Sep 28 2008, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for those of you who know a lot about the wiki. is there a page that lists all known "reproduction" KOs, and how to differentiate between them and the real thing?

If not, that may be a worthwhile thing to do.

We're not a collector's guide, we're an encyclopedia.

There are external links on the Knockoff article where you can find the information you seek, though.

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I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

QUOTE(Yovnocrats @ Sep 28 2008, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question for those of you who know a lot about the wiki. is there a page that lists all known "reproduction" KOs, and how to differentiate between them and the real thing?

If not, that may be a worthwhile thing to do.


http://tfwiki.net/wi..._1_Counterfeits

That's about as close as the wiki will probably get, as we avoid articles on unofficial product.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 02:41 PM


http://www.tfwiki.net/wiki/Beastformer

Since I seem to be the only person on the planet who owns every issue of the Battle Beasts comic book, I added the longest and most thorough series description to be found anywhere on the Internet (including Wikipedia and every single BB fan site that listed on Google).

Granted it's still at the "blurb" stage, but when I get the time there will be an issue-by-issue breakdown. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, baby, mwahaha!

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Sep 28 2008, 03:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.tfwiki.net/wiki/Beastformer

Since I seem to be the only person on the planet who owns every issue of the Battle Beasts comic book, I added the longest and most thorough series description to be found anywhere on the Internet (including Wikipedia and every single BB fan site that listed on Google).

Granted it's still at the "blurb" stage, but when I get the time there will be an issue-by-issue breakdown. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, baby, mwahaha!


Until some loser at Wikia copies and pastes it into the Wikia Transformers wiki.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:30 PM

Tactician

It's really crude, some of the links aren't working right, the formatting is all shot to slag, and I can't even figure out how to get it displayed as an active link on the other relevant pages.

Could someone mind going over it for me?

Thanks.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:37 PM

Basic wiki coding:

Internal links:
[[Optimus Prime (G1)]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "Optimus Prime (G1)"
[[Optimus Prime (G1)|truck]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "truck"
[[Optimus Prime (G1)|]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "Optimus Prime"

Headings:
=heading text= gives a 1st level heading.
==heading text== gives a 2nd level heading. for 3rd level, use three = sighs.

''text'' displays text
'''text''' displays text

A ":" is an indent, and a "*" is a bullet point
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE(FortMax @ Sep 28 2008, 03:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Basic wiki coding:

Internal links:
[[Optimus Prime (G1)]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "Optimus Prime (G1)"
[[Optimus Prime (G1)|truck]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "truck"
[[Optimus Prime (G1)|]] links to "Optimus Prime (G1)", and displays "Optimus Prime"

Headings:
=heading text= gives a 1st level heading.
==heading text== gives a 2nd level heading. for 3rd level, use three = sighs.

''text'' displays text
'''text''' displays text

A ":" is an indent, and a "*" is a bullet point


Thanks.

I got the internal links fixed, and someone set up the "clean-up" tag and got it listed on the other pages.



You'd think that with the entire series out on DVD someone other than me would be trying to flesh out the episode summaries.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:21 PM

We've found that on some levels, the types of fans that edit the wiki are not the types of fans that were overly enthusiastic about the Unicron Trilogy cartoons and their lousy US releases.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:54 PM

Completed the guide for the Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers manga. Now the storylinks in Murdered puppy finally work!

I had an especially amusing time writing up the article for issue #7 and Wrist-communicator, trying to figure out an in-canon reason that Makoto would have a device that allows him to communicate with and summon Galvatron before Galvatron even existed.

Thanks to Hirofumi Ichikawa's retcons, all likelihood points to Makoto's wrist-communicator being a representation of Galvatron II. That means that a small Japanese boy had the power to communicate with and summon back-up from the most out-of-his mind psychotically insane Transformer in the entire multiverse.

So much story potential.

Edited by DrSpengler, 28 September 2008 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 05:49 PM

I've been working on doing full-blown, top-to-bottom articles for the cast of Masterforce, most recently Sixknight, Godbomber and Grand Maximus. Also completed are all six Headmaster Juniors, Hydra, Buster, Lightfoot, and our current featured article, Ginrai. I shall, of course, not hestitate to use this thread to pimp the hell out of future ones. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Chris McFeely, 28 September 2008 - 05:50 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

I once put in the Japanese titles to the Cybertron episode list long before the move but that got yanked for some reason. If Car Robots/RiD and Superlink/Energon has their Japanese titles, then why were the GF titles pulled? Because of the episode ordering issue? icon-depth.gif Or because of fans that aren't enthusiastic with the UT?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:27 PM

I was wondering, is information printed in the IDW and Dreamwave MTMTE and Sourcebooks official for the Wiki then? For instance, the way MTMTE or the Beast Wars Sourcebook calls certain characters Triple Changers.

Also, there are two commercials for G2 Dreadwing, one has him calling himself "Triple Changing Dreadwing" and the other has the announcer saying "Dreadwing is a Triple Changer!" Do Commercials count as official, or is that too removed from the fiction?



Any chance of the Wiki actually denoting the lyrics of the G2 Transformers rap songs? You know, stuff like Aerialbots vs. Combaticons song?

http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Edited by mignash, 28 September 2008 - 06:28 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:32 PM

So that's where "Big bad battlin' dudeicus" came from...
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