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Hi I've been looking at the Wiki and I was wondering if it's possible to add/change a few things. I think if the following changes are implemented it could boost member contribution and help new fans.
Add a short synopsis that introduces the series to new fans. For example:
Fairy Tail is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. The story centers around the adventures of Natsu Dragneel, a member of the wizard guild Fairy Tail, as he searches the fictional world of Earth-land for the dragon Igneel. During his quest, he makes a bunch of friends and enemies.
Fairy Tail is a wiki dedicated to everything about the Manga and Anime Fairy Tail created by Hiro Mashima. We aim to archive Fairy Tail and all related material. And as a fan of the series you can help us out! Join our many Guilds and see where you can lend your many talents. Be part of our journey into making the Fairy Tail Wiki the best one ever!
Instead featured picture a featured villain
This triggers the visitor to go to that page and see why it's featured.
Add a spoiler warning before getting to the featured article section. That way readers don't accidentally read the latest developments in the series. --Zuleika B (talk) 09:55, July 12, 2019 (UTC)
In my opinion adding a Adding a short synopsis that introduces the series to new fans is not needed since such intro already exist in the Fairy Tail (Series) page since that page itself is about the fairy tail series as a whole. Adding it in the mainpage makes it seems that the wiki is only limited to the main manga which already ended and the anime series which is about to end but its actually not since the whole wiki also has infos from other sources such as spinoffs, movies, games and more aside from the main manga and anime series. I think the intro itself should be more generalized or neutral instead of only focusing stuffs about the manga and anime.
As for the contribution box i think that can be added in the mainpage but the wiki guilds are currently inactive and promoting it to have members while no trusted and active editor to oversee it will be counterproductive since people who wants to contribute should follow a uniformed format and quality all over the wiki. At best if they really want to contribute then they can just do it on their own for now and familiarize with the wiki's format and policies. Back then there are random editors who wanted to join the guilds without actually ever contributing to the wiki.
As for changing the featured image to featured villain i personally don't agree with it for now since various iconic villains are already listed in the mainpage making it redundant, next switching from one villain to another will be very limiting since there aren't that many villains that are worth featuring and at most a lot of them were already featured before so it's likely that they'll just be repeated over and over again compared to a fairy tail image being featured which is more broader like in the past we also featured movie posters to promote the movies, manga image to promote the latest manga being released and now anime images to promote the latest anime episode. So i think since the anime series is about to end its better to focus on that first and once its over the featured image could then focus on the fairy tail sequel images to promote it too.
When it comes to adding a Spoiler warning for the featured article i believe it's unnecessary since the whole wiki is already filled with spoilers. Even by just using the internet will have anyone be exposed to spoilers be it fan arts, social medias, blogs, forums, videos, wikipedia pages and news articles. The way this wiki sees it is that once the latest fairy tail related informations were released then encountering spoilers everywhere should already be expected. Im sure even if this wiki never existed spoilers will still be unavoidable especially when the main manga has already ended years ago and the anime series is about to end soon.12:12, July 12, 2019 (UTC)
Hi. I'll begin slightly off-topic: please, whoever did it, revert the changes done to the character portal. It looks ugly with three rows, not to mention that the space between row 2 and 3 is smaller than between row 1 and 2. The single manga picture makes it look really bad. Such changes should be discussed first. @LG, @Nc
- Short synopsis
I'm fine with this. If it's a short paragraph that won't take much place, it can only help.
- Contribution box
As LG mentioned, the guilds on the wiki haven't been in function for a long time, however, there are still leftover jobs, so I'd suggest condensing them into a single "guild" page - i.e. list all the tasks that need to be done in a clever format (summaries, pages, pictures needed, etc.) and then link that on the main page.
- Featured villain (or any other type of character, really...)
I'd start doing this after the anime is over. For now, it features an image from each new episode every week, for a week. I'd like to keep doing this until the end of the series' run and then start featuring other things.
- Spoiler warning
I also don't think the spoiler warning is necessary. It never was. It's obvious that the wiki is full of information about the series, so entering it while not caught up is just asking for obvious problems.
09:19, July 14, 2019 (UTC)
Thank you guys for considering my suggestions. I believe the contribution part is the most important one and putting the tasks on a single page would greatly boost contributions. I'll keep track of these pages (and on discord) and see where I can help. Zuleika B (talk) 07:14, July 15, 2019 (UTC)
I'll get to making the page as soon as I have some free time then.07:48, July 15, 2019 (UTC)
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Voting for 3 rows character portals, top 2 rows are main/prominent side characters, both row all villains. Other wikis like my hero academia manage 3 rows fine plus it's outdated like with alot of things on the wiki, 14 characters doesn't express well FT's big cast and it'll encourage more users to click on few characters they're curious on and possibly edit. Alvarez is longest story arc with no reflection in the character portals. Me and Lightning both thought it looks fresh and updated, just removing it is disencouraging when it comes to editing for me when the wiki doesn't have many editors anymore so for the ones that still edit it's refreshing... that's my case, it adds to the wiki and takes away nothing, adds more variety and I've already looked at the coding and it's fine and everything is readable
We have an entire Characters page that displays how big the cast of FT is; the point of the portal was always to display the same amount of protagonists and antagonists, and there is virtually no reason to change it. As I said, from visual point of view, it was bad; three rows just don't look good with our design and even the MHA one is questionable, but they also don't have the final row with the guilds, in our case it actually creates 4 rows that take up a huge amount of space and it just looks bad. At MHA wiki, they have other elements on the page that are big(ger), so it works somewhat. It wouldn't, and didn't here. Not to mention the space between rows not being the same, and that one manga image being out of place, both visually and otherwise. Also, in the future maybe consult other active users about such major changes.15:33, July 16, 2019 (UTC)
Hi guys! 久しぶり! After going back and looking at the proposed portal change... I tend to agree with Misk. >__< Three rows for a character portal in general doesn't bother me and the three row portal works for the MHA main page, but for our main page it does indeed make it look clunky rather than sleek (as it was intended). I will say though that perhaps Minerva should be switched out with Acnologia or someone else. :/ Gomen.16:33,7/16/2019
3 rows (top and middle row main or prominent characters/bottom row villains)
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Mard Geer in the row
I noticed that the thumbnail used for the row is different to the profile photo in Mard's Character page. I checked all the other ones and they all seem to match with their own character page, and only Mard is different. Should it stay with the consistency to Mard's thumbnail be the same with the character page or change the character page to match with the homepage thumbnail. Tonyojimbo (talk) 07:29, August 8, 2019 (UTC)
We can just leave it as it is since the there was a vote on mard geer's profile image and the image seen in his personal page was voted by the majority. If we used that same image for the main page then it will create an inconsistent format with the rest of the profile photos listed in those rows.
So in the end mard geer's profile page will have the image voted by the majority of the editors and his image for the main page will follow the used by the rest for the sake of consistency in the main page.08:45, August 8, 2019 (UTC)