Hey there, brand new here, but have some experience editing in general. I've been working on pages like Suki's relationships, specifically the section about Sokka. I noted that you added the needs improvement template, noting "relationship pages =/= history", and I agree with what you're saying. I had added the section from Shells in the same format as the rest of the section, which basically was just a history of all of their interactions.
However, I am wondering what the general approach to relationship pages should be, particularly for those that are in depth. For briefer interactions like between Suki and Katara, I fully understand how it can be summarized as such, with their general approaches and amenable behaviour. However, I'm unsure how to address more complex relationship that develop throughout the series and the comics (the comics in particular, as I am working to add that info, which seems to be lacking entirely). In this case, both Sokka and Zuko come to mind, as these are characters with whom she has extensive interaction. So how should these be phrased? Are the pages for Katara and Aang's relationship the ideal for this type of article?
Personally, I would have added succinct analysis based on the interactions while extrapolating as little as possible (ie. Sokka's reactions upon seeing Suki might show he missed her, etc.) This doesn't seem to be in the pre-existing parts of the article, and I also didn't add anything like that to the section I wrote. Thus, is the idea to exclusively summarize their interactions in a concise format, or to try and write some insight into what we read/see?
If this is a discussion that should be had on the War Room, or has been addressed previously, please let me know. I'm not fully aware of all of the guidelines on this wiki, so my apologies if this is something I should have known.
Earlier today, I stumbled across a user who claimed that they were nine. They first said that they were ‘actually a nine year old kid..Boy’, and when a user made fun of that (which I’ll be pulling them up on shortly) the user replied saying ‘Hey.I am just a nine year old boy’. The user in question is Cyber Cyclone and I found these messages on this thread. I don’t know if this is enough to confirm they are underage, or if they now have to be blocked or have their account deleted, but I thought I should let you know.
Hello, I finished two chapter pages (including synopsis') today and have made it to "The Spirit." I'm wondering if that made needs a disambiguation page? Is the title too similar to things such as "The Spirit World" and "The Spirit of competition"? Or will it be okay?
I'm also curious about why so many of my pages have the "restore honor" thing at the top. What needs to be changed in order for me to meet the wiki's standards? I'm using Grammarly to write the articles and have been trying to write high-quality synopsis.
There is no real rule about when or when not to create a disambiguation page, it's a bit of a gut feeling. If you feel like there could be honest confusion about people landing on that page when they would be looking for something else, you can add either a notice at the top directing them either to the other page or to a disambiguation page if there are too many other possible pages they might've been looking for. Just look at is as ... "does this make sense to me?" If not, a disambiguation may be in order. You're more than allowed to make that call by yourself. Though if you're unsure, asking a second opinion is obviously also okay :-D
It's possible that those tags were either already there before you started editing or added before the page was deemed to be finished. Generally speaking, if the page that's holding the tag is indeed of high quality and grammatically correct, chances are the removal of the tag was an oversight. If you feel the page no longer warrants it being there, you may remove it. You don't need any special right or perceived "authority" to do that.
I just want to clarify myself in light of me removing the images you added to those chapter pages. We had a community discussion about that a while back, where it was decided to generally avoid using show images on the book pages. That was all there is to it, as I don't want to give the impression that you did anything wrong or so. This should go without saying (but let's face it, it's fun and flattering if someone does say it): your edits are really appreciated :-D
Alright! Thank you for the clarification. I understand why the images were taken down and I should really be checking out the community discussions more often. I'll focus on writing the synopsis for "The Spirit" today and will decide if it needs a disambiguation page afterward. Thanks so much for the help! I would really like to be useful on this site.
You already are helpful! Hehe, you're always more than welcome to join in (or even start) any community discussion. A lot of newer users often shy away from those, finding them daunting and not wanting to possibly offend people. While that is, in a way, really respectful, it can also stem the growth of the wiki, because new users have a new perspective on things or have fresh ideas to make things run smoother. So yes, always a good idea to keep an eye out for those discussions, so you can let your voice be heard :-D
Yes, I created them myself. I've been meaning to create the ones for the newly added chapters for ... well, ever since they got created. I really need to get back to doing that, just need to make 5 minutes of time 😅
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Haha yes, I completely understand what you mean about needing to make time for it. Considering that all the pages haven't even been made yet, I don't personally feel like there's a huge rush for them. Though, I would love to see them eventually. Thanks again for being so patient and welcoming!
They will most definitely be added, and you hereby have the permission to prod me again about this from time to time if you see me continuously slacking in that regard :-p I should just sit down for a sec and create them for all the chapters so I just have to upload them as those pages are created. It's just a matter of changing the wording anyway.
And no need to thank me for that, that's just basic conduct if you ask me :-D I'm just glad that you've decided to join our community and help out!
Pretty much the title. I remember back in like 2013 (maybe that's a year or two off... either way, it was several years ago) it was decided that comments would be disabled on the wiki, or at least on the mainspace, I think because of the constant spam and flooding on the Recent Wiki Activity and Recent Contributions pages. I haven't been active on here in some time, so have I missed something?
The comments were indeed disabled in 2013 due to the reasons you mentioned. A few weeks ago we decided to overturn that decision and reenable the comments again, see how it goes. Not sure what more I can tell you about it 😅
Hi. I was thinking about writing my first articles. I'd like to create two pages about the guards that Zuko talked to in the lounge at Boiling Rock. I wanted to ask if I could write these articles or do you think the characters had too little screen time?
Not Lostris, but I would say that there is not enough known about them to warrant an article. We try to ensure that any article on the wiki is of at least a minimum length, and I don't think that would reach it. If you want to make the article anyway you can do so, but it is possible that it could be deleted afterward for being too short.
Hey! I finished the synopsis for The Iceberg today and will create the synopsis for the next chapter tomorrow. Can you check out the page for me and see if it looks correct? I'd like to know whether I'm writing synopsis' correctly. Thanks!
Hi. I'm trying to fill in Naga's article for Ruins of the Empire content and don't know any other words that fit the word "urinate" for when Naga observes King Wu going to the bathroom, that would fit the Fandom's guidelines. Or should I leave it out all together?
Ah I know what it is. If you don't mind, though, I'd rather get Thailog to look at the abuse filter because, frankly, I think that I'll break it XD Your edit is fine, though - it's something on the wiki end.
In the sequence where the Earth King orders the arrest of Long Feng, the Tale of Aaang section of the book adds a moment where General Sung appears and vouches for the Avatar's actions. Here's the transcript:
"Really?" Said Katara. "Then perhaps you could explain why there's a Fire Nation insignia on your construction equipment.
I love Katara! I mean, whoah, I can't believe I admitted that even if it is just in my own head. But I really do! I mean, she's so clever! She just backed Long Feng into a corner, and now we definitely have him right where we want him.
General Sung joined us on the wall and told the King that we were heroes.
"Without them," the general said, "our city would have been lost to the Fire Nation army."
The King ordered the Dai Li to arrest Long Feng. "He will stand trial for crimes against the Earth Kingdom," the king announced. Then the Dai Li hauled Long Feng away.
Contrast this with how you see the scene play out [] on the show and there's no sign of the general appearing anywhere or the scene drawing out for that long. I know some wikis can be lenient on how novelizations can extend the actual length of a known scene, but this may be going into more of an alternate take.