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  • Hi Ineni! Long time no see.

    I noticed that the wiki's been a little sparse as of late, and the big angry "PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY ARTICLES" message is still on the front page.

    Is there anything that needs to be done so that the wiki can open up to new articles? I'd like to see this wiki become a vibrant place where people can discover webcomics someday.

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    • Hello Iron,

      Welcome back!

      If you can add the "{{Webcomic page 2}}" template any of the 60+ pages I still need to find the time to update, that would be extremely helpful. I put the notice up because whenever someone makes a new page, it make it difficult for me to keep track of the pages I still need to update.

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  • Sorry if this is out of place but I wasn't entirely sure where to ask. I also apologize if its a stupid question...

    But how would I determine the rating of a web comic? I discovered the web comic footer and I'm considering asking if I can add my wiki there, but I'm unsure if the wiki's subject fits under the "no adult content" rule, especially considering the content of Homestuck (and possibly other comics from MSPA).

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    • That isn't a stupid question at all! :) Basically, "adult content" refers to anything that's pornographic (which is against wikia's terms of use). If you're worried about the content of the webcomic, you can put a warning on the wiki's front page or on the comic's article like the MSPA wiki did with their Homestuck article before adding it to the footer. Sorry for taking so long to respond, I've been very busy lately!

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    • Ah, alright! That makes total sense! Thank you for the explanation!

      And it's no problem! :) I know what its like to be very busy.

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  • Hi Ineni,

    I've made three guides that we should discuss before adding (or not adding) them to the wiki:

    Let me know if something should be changed or added. ~ironwestie (talk to me)(contribs) 17:54, June 11, 2017 (UTC)

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      • RSS Guide: This could be useful, but I also don't have any experience setting up feeds, so I think it would be best to just leave it as a draft until someone with more experience comes along.
      • Making a webcomic article: The Pages Forms might negate the need for parts of this page in the future, but I think it's good enough to add to the wiki.
      • Licensing: This needs to be merged with the Project:Image Policy.
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    • Great! Do you mind adding a space under the General section in Template:Policies so I can put in "Making a webcomic article"?

      I'll go ahead and merge licensing with the Image Policy.

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  • Hi Ineni,

    Do you need any help with your Properties project or the template you're making?

    I think that the best way to get something done is to make sure that someone else understands it and can help you do it.

    ~ironwestie (talk to me) 03:10, April 21, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Hey Iron.

      Yeah, are you familiar with semantic properties? I'm having trouble figuring out how to set up a property for images. I can't get it to work without it hiding the image on the infobox template.

      I 'm trying to make a searchable database of comics. Sorry for taking so long to respond.

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    • I wasn't actually familiar with semantic properties at all until today.

      However, I've gathered that you can't set a page's image property to a value and simultaneously have that value show up as an actual image.

      For example, on Demo:Amsterdamn the image parameter is set to "Amsterdam - Waag.jpg" in its Template:City template through the following code:

      {{City
      | image=Amsterdam - Waag.jpg
      <!--Other parameters...-->
      }}
      
      On Template:City, the code using image is (simplified for clarity):
      {{#if:{{{image|}}}
      |{{Tablesection|Label=[[File:{{{image|}}}]] }}
      {{#set:Has image=File:{{{image|}}} }} 
      }}
      

      ...Where Tablesection is a template used to show the image on the page, much like Template:Infobox webcomic/data's <image> tags.

      It looks like the #set parser is made completely separate from the Tablesection code, so there must be some problem with formatting an image link.

      Anyway, I've tried to mirror that in Template:Infobox webcomic. Hopefully it works. ~ironwestie (talk to me) 23:48, April 22, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Hey Ineni,

      Just a heads up that I thought Property:Reason wasn't being used correctly and changed it.

      Properties are not used to specify types for template parameters. They are meant to be used by pages in a way akin to categories, so external tools can use these as "annotations" when compiling data. Although you might want to see all Reasons at a glance (through Property:Reason), you may not want to make a link to a page listed as a Reason as the edit with the following code did:

      The reason given was: ''[[Reason::{{{Reason|No reason was given}}}]]''. 
      

      In this case, the code sets a page's Reason correctly, but it also creates a link to "No reason was given" or the value for the parameter Reason. Next time I suggest using #set, which doesn't show the link on pages.

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    • Alright. Thank you Iron.

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  • Greetings,

    While I will respect your personal views on the subject of not allowing a TwoKinds article, I believe that your response was trigger-happy and didn't help any one involved. The better option would have been to write "no" in the Draft Article template's parameters or simply remove the template instead of deleting the draft article outright.

    If I had made the article in the main namespace, then I would have totally agreed with its deletion had we already discussed the issue beforehand. However, I don't think that it's wise to delete a person's draft in their own namespace without informing them why. I know we've briefly discussed it earlier, but I think we need to talk about it.

    I'm happy to discuss the page's inclusion because I disagree with the reasoning for its exclusion. As a sidenote, I do not read TwoKinds and I don't like its theme. To me it represents fan-service and horny teenagers.

    However, I do think that the comic is relevant enough to be on the wiki, and the fact that the supposed age difference between the characters is "justified" in-universe is enough reason to include it.

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    • Alright. I will admit that my response was somewhat "trigger happy". I've restored the page.

      How exactly was the the age difference was "justified" in-universe? I've only read some descriptions for the story and the cast page, but not the comic itself.

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    • So I'm assuming you're talking about the relationship between the main two characters (the 11-ish tiger and the 24 year old blue haired man).

      The comic lampshades this age difference in the strip: [1][2]. It's stated (and perhaps this is a cop-out for the problem) that some of the animal characters age like real-life animals; they mature at a younger age and die sooner ([3], [4]). There is one exception ([5], [6],[7]) and I don't think there's an excuse for that except the comic's treatment of the issue.

      As I said, I hate the comic, but I think it's relevant if only for its popularity.

      ...That said, remind me to write "nudity" for the content warnings. I saw a lot while flipping through the archive. ~ironwestie (talk to me) 03:27, March 27, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Have you made a decision yet? ~ironwestie (talk to me) 22:08, April 4, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Yes. I approved the page here.

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  • Hey Ineni,

    What kinds of articles do you prefer be on the wiki? I understand that you generally delete pages of non-webcomic / offline webcomics, but I do not fully understand the criteria for inclusion on the wiki.

    For example, is there a level of notability necessary for a comic to be included on the wiki? A comic like Twokinds is extremely popular right now, but it is not on the wiki, whereas some obscure comics like Vampire Protege still exist on this wiki. There are thousands of webcomics on the internet, and only a small fraction of them are in this database.

    I believe I've updated most of the articles I can, so I am ready to start making more pages.

    Thanks, ~ironwestie (talk to me) 22:56, February 12, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Hi Iron. Sorry for taking so long to reply, I've been very busy lately.

      I'm in the process of writing up an guide about that. However, I can tell you that I definitely don't want this wiki to link to comics that violate Wikia's Terms of Use or comics that aren't free to read.

      Twokinds was removed because of its depiction of an inappropriate relationship between an 11-year-old and an adult, and that's not something I want on the wiki.

      I'm not quite ready to add new articles to the wikia's mainspace, but if you still want to make more pages, you can add them to Category:Draft articles for now.

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    • I won't address the Twokinds issue right now, but I will put any articles I draft into the category you specified. In fact, I've created a template to do so called Template:Draft article.
      ~ironwestie (talk to me) 21:23, February 25, 2017 (UTC)

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  • Hi there!

    I go by "Iron" or "Westie". I'm interested in joining the project. Is there anything that you need help with, or anything I should be aware of?

    Thanks,

    ~ironwestie (talk to me) 16:53, January 29, 2017 (UTC)

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