User talk:Dwedit

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Note: I don't actually read this talk page. Please post to http://www.dwedit.org/dwedit_board/ instead. --Dwedit 18:31, 30 October 2007 (PDT)


Hey Dwedit. I see the start of something great here; finally, a central but open repository for Animutation wisdom. And finally, maybe n00bs will stop asking "What's the song from Wizard Power?" on the mailing list! Or at least we'll have an RTFM-like excuse to dismiss them. Good work, in any case.

I just had a quick question... I made the Basic movie article template to make it a little easier to start a page; I see you've noticed it already, since you added the quick information table to the Suzukisan page. When I was putting it together, I was wondering what the function of the "transcript" section was; it was in some pages before I added my template, but they were all empty, so I just guessed that it was for a more detailed description or summary. What did you have in mind for it?

Again, a splendid Wiki. It shall truly be a valuable resource to the Animutation community. -- AdamAtlas 20:51, 18 Feb 2005 (CST)

er, is it "Domo-Kun" or "Domo Kun"? --Quietust 01:25, 22 Mar 2005 (CST)

Contents

Require login?

What do you think about requiring people to create an account before they can edit pages? --Quietust 20:48, 10 Apr 2005 (CDT)

View the history on the following pages as evidence that this may be necessary: Sandbox, Current events, FanimutationWiki:General disclaimer, FanimutationWiki:Community Portal, FanimutationWiki:About, Andrew Kepple, Animutations List, Maemuki Rocketto-Dan. --Quietust 13:56, 17 May 2005 (CDT)

Further evidence: search for all page edits done by 68.39.52.73 - inserting "Nicktoons Filmography" category links into a dozen random animutations, and attempting (and failing) to add some sort of "ad-word" links to 5 animutation pages. --Quietust 11:40, 19 Jun 2005 (PDT)

Proposed Alternate Lyrics Style

I'd like to propose a new standard for lyrics display in the articles for individual (f)animutations. Basically it would involve:

  • Using MediaWiki-style table formatting for easier code reading.
  • Using a multi-row table format instead of just having a few columns with entire lyrics texts in one cell.
    • First, the original, true lyrics would be split into rows in such a way that it fits the original meaning of the lyrics, or however they were line-broken in the lyrics source.
    • Then, the mondegreen/(f)animutation lyrics would be line-broken in such a way that the syllables of the mondegreen correspond to the syllables of the original lyrics. In this way, it would be easier to identify the matchup between the correct and the misheard lyrics of the source music.
    • To identify where the mondegreen lyrics would normally be line-broken, one could insert slashes ("/").

I attempted to implement this format when I created Earth Vs. Funk. However, Quietust rewrote the lyrics in HTML format, just as most of the other articles AFAIK are currently formatted. I talked to him on IRC about this, and we agreed that I should ask you before breaking from the standard. So here I am, doing exactly that - though a couple months late for some reason. Sorry about that. Anyway, here is an example of my proposed table structure (disregard the errors in the lyrics, Quietust fixed them soon thereafter). Thanks! — flamingspinach | (talk) 18:03, 14 Apr 2005 (CDT)

Great work Dwedit!

Just want to say you're doing an awesome job of editing so much content on this wiki :D ---Glutnix 02:45, 19 Apr 2005 (CDT)

Lyrics - Transliterated vs Translated

When we fill in song lyrics, which columns do you think are appropriate?

For all of the ones I've done, I've filled in the fake lyrics (where relevant), real lyrics (transliterated if necessary), and (where applicable) untransliterated lyrics (i.e. hiragana+katakana+kanji for Japanese, Chinese characters for Chinese, etc.).

Other users, however, have been filling in English translations instead (considering these are Animutations, the real meaning of the lyrics is usually irrelevant).

Which do you think is best to put on the wiki itself versus using an external link? --Quietust 10:37, 22 Apr 2005 (CDT)


To Be Deleted...

I created a category "To Be Deleted" of junk articles. You might just want to delete the contents at some point, since us non-wikiadmins can't do it :D --Mudi 14:37, 14 Jul 2005 (PDT) [1]

Updatingness

Yo. Any plans to update FanimutationWiki to a newer version of MediaWiki? I first brought this up back in April (on Talk:Animutations List), and while MediaWiki has already gotten to version 1.8.2, this wiki is still running 1.5.8. There are some big improvements that could be very helpful for organization; I'd recommend you install it if you have a chance. —AdamAtlas

Cartooom??

I noticed your addition to the Gone with the Wind 1979 page. Do you own the album? -- An anomynous viewer who doesn't feel like looking up the correct spelling of anomynous

Questions

I just stumbled across this wiki and was thoroughly confused. I am a user at the[Homestar Runner Wiki, which has been in existance for more than three years and is very professional. Here are my questions:

  • Why doesn't this wiki have a main page?
  • Why does it seem to be attacked by trolls every few seconds?
  • How long has it been here?
  • Do some of the names of the articles really contain bad words or was that trolls?
  • Who is the proprietor?
  • Why do I have to enter a picture code every time I want to edit?

Thank you and please respond. -216.255.40.3 15:06, 26 November 2006 (PST)


Hi, I'm the other sysop of this wiki. I'll try and go through your questions one at a time...
  • This wiki doesn't have a main page because no one has written a good one yet. It really needs one, yes.
  • It used to get attacked by trolls every few seconds, it's been relatively smooth lately.
  • Dunno. A year and a bit I think.
  • I haven't seen any trollish articles lately, but I haven't been paying as much attention as I should have been either...
  • Dwedit is the main sysop, his page is at http://dwedit.org. I host the wiki and have sysop privileges.
  • That was our method of stopping trollbots, when you register an account you no longer have to type the code for each edit.
--Mudi 16:18, 26 November 2006 (PST)

Spambot Problems

See this comment. Also, I'm in the midst of some significant wiki structure updates (renaming "foo Filmography" categories to "Animutations starring foo"/"Animutations featuring foo" to distinguish between character and prop, and using the templates {{character|Character Name}} and {{prop|Prop Name}} on animutation pages so nobody will ever have to fill in those categories again), so it will at some point become necessary to delete a lot of old category pages (several hundred) which might be better to automate than to do manually (and for which I have a script, in case you're interested). --Quietust 13:48, 22 October 2007 (PDT)

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