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Random question about images
Because we try to improve the quality using Photoshop and alike. Also, wrong place.21:30, August 27, 2013 (UTC)
Valentine's Day voting for Females
- idk, sexism? (btw unless you arent familiar with me i just wanted to clarify that this was a joke)
02:10, February 4, 2014 (UTC)
We keep our Main Page polls up for at least a month, if not longer. The poll there was put up on January 15th, so it's barely been half a month. I don't see what the real rush is, but please be patient. It will be changed when it's changed.
02:14, February 4, 2014 (UTC)
Updating the characters' photos
Umm hey guys since the anime is returning with a new character designer, should the characters' main photos/thumbnails ot w/e be updated as well? if this has been already discussed then don't kill me pls :( --Dexav (talk) 07:20, April 4, 2014 (UTC)
Just a general suggestion; why don't we have galleries for different characters on their pages? I've seen them on different wikis, like the Dragonball wiki and Gundam Wiki, and I find they really help. Just a thought.--Rui Usagi (talk) 16:22, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
- There are. The link is at the bottom of the info box on each character's article. NoNickNeeded (talk) 16:28, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
- They've been there for a long time already :P 17:00, April 7, 2014 (UTC)
Hello, sorry for the intrusion. I would just like to know about the wiki background image(s). Is there any link for them? The Natsu and Lucy picture looks pretty nice, but I can't find them... —This unsigned comment was made by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) .
Thank you! 184.108.40.206 00:40, November 10, 2014 (UTC)
Natsu's image can be found on the Wiki here. His image is from the Fantasia Magazine.
Lucy's image can be found here. Her image is an original Hiro Mashima published on his Twitter account, so you can also find it there.
Hopefully this helps :)
02:38, November 9, 2014 (UTC)
Did Acnologia Breath fire? If not, why picture of the dragon king festival picture has a black dragon that breathes fire. Does It mean that the dragon in the picture of the dragon king festival is not Acnologia? if is not acnologia. who is the dragon in the picture? (220.127.116.11 07:34, July 25, 2015 (UTC))
This is not the place to be discussing this. Head here if you want to discuss this matter, although I don't think it's really significant. It's just a painting after all. 11:02, July 25, 2015 (UTC)
is faust really that big of a character to be on the main page? i mean yeah he was the antagonist for a relatively big arc but even so he barely did any more than say knightwalker or the other members of the royal army did until the end of it and even then he was kind of bland bar the dorma anim thingy, just feel like a more prominent character would make more sense (eg Makarov, or another antagonist like Mard Geer or something) Hewy (: (talk) 22:08, September 13, 2015 (UTC)
- The main page is sort of in the process of being redesigned, but there are some snags. Hopefully within the next year it'll be finished.
22:09, September 13, 2015 (UTC)
Since im the only one working on it, I'll go ahead and update anyone that cares. The main page will be redesigned however there are some problems. We voted on a really cool style for the new page but its very difficult to code. The person who originally made the code for it left the wiki and so I have to sit down and really learn how it all works to get it to work for us. On top of that, Wikia has disabled JS for the time being as they had an attack on the site. I can't do much until that gets re-enabled. But when everything is done. Faust will be included as an antagonist, but there will be many more as well due to the nature of the new slider we will be using which will allow us to feature many more characters--
sounds good, i hate code, even the signature thing took me ages, cant imagine doing the whole main page, so thanks for doing it and making it better15:46,9/15/2015
I found an error
The Latest episode's name leads to the previous episode. Can you fix that? 13:23,10/4/2015
Done13:33, October 4, 2015 (UTC)
The Fairytailbase affiliated gives me a 404 error. Is the site down?06:01, October 17, 2015 (UTC)
can you please update the main page trivia. 18.104.22.168 12:08, November 12, 2015 (UTC)
hey guys, been wondering will the featured media ever be changed? Like how there are votes ever month for pics and quotes can the media be voted on? or will it ever? thx--22.214.171.124 14:31, May 8, 2016 (UTC)
I have no exact idea, but I assume it's because, when compared to all the quotes, pictures and articles at our disposal, there is a very small number of media that can be voted on, really. But that's just my guess. For exact reason as to why this is neglected, do not hesitate to ask one of the admins.
Suggestions main page
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 then as soon as I have some free time then.07:48, July 15, 2019 (UTC)