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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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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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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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#5 Monzo

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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.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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

 


#9 Walky

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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.

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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

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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?

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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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