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@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

...

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.


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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

Registration link is in the red box in the upper left corner.

#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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#12 Fortress Ironhold

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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

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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

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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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