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@  Bass X0 : (25 March 2017 - 08:37 AM)

So... who wants Krispy Kreme donuts?

@  Paladin : (25 March 2017 - 06:50 AM)

i think you can sync profiles from both to this site.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

So I'm looking around at my settings at the moment, and I'm noticing "Manage Facebook" and "Manage Twitter," but I have to log in with those to see anything. What do those offer?

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Thanks.

@  Jalaguy : (24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

A gun was definitely jumped, we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. Big apology to everyone who wanted to stay spoiler-free.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Oh hey the news post in question turned up on my Tumblr dash, too. Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 10:29 AM)

I was actually looking forward to playing along with the surprise aspect this time, yes. I'm not heartbroken or anything, but it would have been fun. It's more the lack of consideration by some newb mod.

@  EShadowP : (24 March 2017 - 10:25 AM)

The only silver lining to this being the final TFSS is the fact that I no longer have to explain to people why some of us actually ENJOY THE @#$%ing SURPRISE ASPECT OF THE SUBSCRIPTION.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 07:24 AM)

Wow, not that big a deal, but the big front page article revealing the TFSS figures is pretty douchey considering a lot of people were discussing the surprise element and there was already a spoiler thread set up. Nice move.

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:45 AM)

Yikes. Sounds more like GTA.

@  Dracula : (23 March 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Someone drove a car through a crowd of people and then into the front gates of parliament, I think, and stabbed a police officer before being killed by other officers

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:10 AM)

I coincidentally watched London Has Fallen yesterday afternoon, heard an offhand remark about a terrorist attack in London on the radio yesterday afternoon, and somehow put the two together in my sleepy haze. I need to read what actually happened.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 11:21 PM)

That's relieving to hear.

@  Jalaguy : (22 March 2017 - 05:33 PM)

All good here, I don't work that far into the city.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 05:00 PM)

I'm way up north, so yeah.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 02:34 PM)

I just saw the news. Are all of you Britons on this board alright?

@  Telly : (22 March 2017 - 01:20 PM)

spoilers dude!

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 12:26 PM)

I'm pretty sure Kong doesn't fight Fox Studios...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2017 - 12:25 PM)

I didn't know he was meeting the Fantastic Four's enemies.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 12:18 PM)

I might watch Kong: Skrull Island this weekend.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:48 AM)

(At least I'm assuming it was "instead." I guess I don't know for sure that Eddie Murphy's character wouldn't have been Kirk's love interest.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I dunno about that. Star Trek IV was pretty great but I'm haunted by the knowledge that at one point instead of a love interest it was going to have Eddie Murphy.

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 07:28 AM)

you know a remake/movie's in trouble when adding Eddie Murphy to it might make things BETTER...

@  unluckiness : (22 March 2017 - 06:45 AM)

Is Eddie Murphy still Mushu?

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 11:56 PM)

The captain Mulan falls in love with is also getting replaced by a new character

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:32 PM)

As long as we get the men throwing their manliness around, then crossdressing, I'll be happy.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:30 PM)

what....? b-but that song's so awesome! *lookd up info* oh, it's just "for now", but could change since it's not planned for release until 2018.

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 08:22 PM)

Oh wow, you're not kidding: they're actually planning to remake Mulan without the songs. Idiots.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I'LL... MAKE A MAN... OUT OF YOU!!!

@  BlackMax : (21 March 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Much love to NightViper for that.

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 06:49 PM)

can't; they cut that from the new movie.

@  Evac : (21 March 2017 - 06:48 PM)

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! TO DEFEAT *smashes some pots* THE HUNS!

@  NightViper : (21 March 2017 - 01:54 PM)

If they had a sword they would not get bored. They would not get bored, that horrible Horde. They would find a lord - a lord and his ward - and use their sword to slice the lord. Yes slice the lord just like a gourd! Then the ward they turn themselves toward that horrible Horde. That horrible terrible deplorable Mongol Horde. And they would not be bored if they had a sword.

@  Telly : (21 March 2017 - 01:23 PM)

3

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 01:07 PM)

how many boars would the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 11:28 AM)

Well, you won't find it if you don't look! (Neither TMM nor The Allspark are in any way responsible for what you find.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 02:47 AM)

I haven't seen grilled cheese and Super Ted cross over yet on the internet. Nor do I intend to search!

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 01:56 AM)

This is the internet. Everything crosses over with everything if you look long enough. And if you're lucky, some of it isn't even porn!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 01:40 AM)

I read that as San Adross and was wondering when there was a GTA and Star Fox Crossover... x.x;

@  Verity Carlo : (20 March 2017 - 09:02 PM)

gta san andreas bass boosted

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:56 PM)

starting monstrosity now... the arts making my eyes hurt and im hungry. ill start it later

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:55 PM)

trying to decide if autocracy was an attempt at an original story or just an excuse to quote the '86 movie for the gajillionth time. time to move on fom it (even if you did have a hand in writing it)!

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

certainly not! reminds me too much of those tests they made me take when i was a kid. the trauma. the trauma...

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 04:07 PM)

What, you don't like inkblots?

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 03:46 PM)

plus the -acies have my all time favorite artist on it (thats to be read with the most sarcastic tone possible btw)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 03:40 PM)

You're not missing anything. Either in the "quality of the stories themselves" way OR in the "adds to the greater universe" way.

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:30 PM)

I still haven't read the -acies despite owning most of them in print...

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:29 PM)

I like Origins, I feel like the later stories add to it and make it better than what it was when written.

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

@jalaguy-well if i get bored with the stories i can always skip them lol

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

Origins felt like it was Megatron telling his own story and leaving out the parts he didn't like.


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#21 Jalaguy

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

Well geez, you lot, guess I'm setting up a GoBots wiki this weekend.
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#22 Telly

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:01 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

Ours will have funny captions, and blackjack, and hookers.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:08 PM

Also, ours will be ours.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:09 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?

Be good, I suppose.

#26 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

And actually be updated by people who know how to make a good wiki and not entirely copy-pasted from Ignash's awful cartoon "summaries."



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:13 PM

so what would the difference be between this one and the one locoman linked to? wouldnt it be essentially the same thing?

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:16 PM

And actually be updated by people who know how to make a good wiki and not entirely copy-pasted from Ignash's awful cartoon "summaries."


Oh shit, I thought the formatting seemed familiar. It really is just all Ignash's Wikipedia pages...
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#29 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:19 PM

Once seen, it cannot be unseen. Universal, awful, everywhere. That anyone can think that is a good way to present information - so utterly, bullheadedly confident that they go off and make their own wiki - baffles me to this day.


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#30 M Sipher

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:22 PM

I'm on my phone and phone posting is garbage but I wanted to put this thought out now to prompt some discussion:

A GB wiki cannot -or at least should not- treat GB coverage as TFWIKI treats TF coverage, as the latter franchise is a vast, still-thriving franchise and the former... isn't.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

So what's the best way to handle characters like The Evil One and Stretch, who are canonically dimension-jumping Transformers?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:25 PM

On that note: Given how much less "diverse" GoBots is than Transformers, I think putting together some form of character infoboxes listing alt mode, first appearance in fiction, toy source, etc might be a good idea. No reason to just blindly ape TFWiki in everything.


I still think that would be a good thing to implement on the IDW Wiki as well.

And hey, if you're making it, Jala, I'd be happy to provide janitorial services (since my GoBot knowledge is "Retroactively part of TF and ones called Crasher.")

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Just the Evil One when he is the Evil One, with an external link to "The Fallen" on TFWiki. As for Stretch, leave out his Animated origin, with a link to the TFWiki as well?



#34 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:26 PM

Yes, literally that - GoBots wiki describes their role in GoBots fiction, link off to TFWiki - with a note that clearly explains what the deal is - for everything else.



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:28 PM

And then the GoBots who appeared in Echoes and Fragments get full write-ups of that story on GBwiki (while the story itself and the Transformers characters stay on TFwiki), if I'm grokking this?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

If I can make the time, I'll pitch in. 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:37 PM

When I have a few minutes and don't have a blinding headache, I'll compile a list of Gobots toys I have that are suitable for photography. I know I can at least provide us with Command Center and Thruster photos.

 

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

So what's the best way to handle characters like The Evil One and Stretch, who are canonically dimension-jumping Transformers?


That's canon on the TF side, but it shouldn't have primacy on a GB wiki. Mention it, yes.

Go Bots was too short lived to have the same depth as TF's 30 year brand, but it had some breadth. Various incarnations of Robo Machines, etc. I think it would make sense to cover it all, with Machine Robo acknowledged as the hub of it. This isn't Transformers, and Bandai's contributions have been the most lasting by far.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:51 PM

So where GoBots locations, technology, etc. have also appeared in Transformers, we should external link between TFWiki and GBWiki, yes?



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Okay, home now, so it is physically easier for me to articulate some stuff...

 

The amount of GB material is pretty dang finite, and of a vastly smaller scale than Transformers. The latter'd be pretty true even if we stopped paying attention to anything past the 80s. And there's not likely gonna be much more added to it. So a GB wiki can be afforded some... leeway that the TF/IDW wikis shouldn't have.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the IDW Hasbro Wiki currently doesn't full-cover comic issues and whatnot that are "fully" under the TF umbrella, right? Which makes sense. There's vast tons of TF material predating the shared universe, plus it being a new, indefinite series means that duplicating articles can very well lead to information creep, so you want to minimize that. That's not really gonna be an issue with GoBots. And I'm not a fan of making people jump sites too much. I think a GB wiki could easily get away with replicating/adapting the pages for the TF-umbrella stories (excising much of the TF-specific trivia notes), and basically replicating the toy entries from TFwiki on the character pages.

 

That said, I'm with Chip in that the wiki should also be unambiguously clear as to what was from the original series, and what was tacked on two decades later, and keep priority on the former.

 

I do also feel like Machine Robo and whatever follow-ups should be taken under consideration. No, they're not GoBots in the same way that Diaclone isn't Transformers, but again, scale plays a big factor, and it's a different situation anyway since MR is still sort of up and alive, and putting out new product that sure seems at least partially aimed at GoBots fans. Yeah, actual-Tonka-GoBots should take priority.

 

 

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