Well, I don't really want to get things worst and sorry if I'm butting-in in your topic, but why not instead of putting every character their own color, why not putting them their color type. Since their theme colors keep changing and also it would be easier to identify their type just by glance. I wanted to add this sugerence, again sorry if I shouldn't be messing with other persons conversation....
Well... Based on the opinions I've gathered, it would be satisfying for the page itself, but not for the overall theme for the wiki. When I think about it, clashing blue with pink (making an example of Ran and Futuring Girl) would just leave out the page and all the others would remain the same. It's just going to be more work. None of us have anything that can determine the color codes (ie: From Photoshop). Realize that we have THOUSANDS of pages and that we have to keep changing all their colors just so they'd match, which would be a heavy load of work.
in my last message i made a suggestion about indvidual templates with different colors for the main characters and templates with representing colors for both secondary and minor characters. Now i know nothing was agreed on that topic but i went and did some drafts on my Sandbox. The feedback ive had so far has been positive, even though ive only picked out 8 colors at the moment. i would like your feedback on what ive chosen so far
So what I'm planning to do is I'll start uploading as soon as HKT is 8pm, a.k.a UTC 10:00am. So I'll be working on the Romance Stories & Brands as discussed, and you'll be working on the Constellations & Idols Yea?
I've come up with some ideas to improve the wiki, I know some may be inappropriate for the wiki but if you could talk about them with the other active admins it would be great.
Add a background image to sections like hotspots(only an admin can do this)
Add colour to the tabber (again admin only job)
Color code lyrics on song pages (not sure about this one since only one version of a song can be used)
Add a create a page link to the main page(Admin only job)
I know the navigation has all the main and secondary characters but if more characters are introduced then maybe it would be good to think about a page that lists the main, secondary and fashion designers on there, its only a thought. Since I'm not an admin I can't do most of those ideas but if you choose any and want help with the coding od be happy to help.
Also I trying to work on how to get extra tiers in the navigation on the WB1 if I ever find out how to do it I van let you know it might give you more space on the nav
ok. Here we go. Screw the school wifi cus it broke and I gotta retype this whole thing lol
Background Images: I get what you mean, I've seen it on other wikias, and I think its a great idea, so I think you can suggest some areas that we need to images and then the admins can start thinking of background image ideas and edit
Tabber: I don't neccerssarily think we really need colours as yes this wiki IS pretty colorful and also the fact we don't have much tabbers, so I'm gonna pass this.
Colour code lyrics: It's a definitely good idea for crazy fans, but people whos gonna edit this page needs to be a good listener and people who can define the voices well (well, not trying to be boastful, but I can definitely help with this section)
create a page: This is definitely anywhere on the wiki. If you look to the right above the wiki navigation, you will see contribute, and click it, and you should see add a page.
I'll try to plan out the wiki navigation to fit in more characters.
well maybe an admin should be in charge of doing that, if i was an admin I'd volunteer since Im the one who does it on the wb1 wiki, I pick colors carefully if im not sure I ask for feedback.. Usually its halo XD
I'm still debating on that hotspot background thing since I haven't found any good picture that could work and I don't think we should color code the song lyrics. I'm also working on some character nav templates after seeing a few good examples on some wikis I visit.
@Halo Sorry to butt in (I'm really sorry if this is unwelcome), but for the hotspot background thing you could just create/find a simple Aikatsu-related graphic and adjust the opacity settings on the image a bit. Just so it wouldn't stand out that much whilst still remaining relevant. Of course, though, it would have to be a colour palette that doesn't clash with your current blue links; which might be a bit tough. It's hard to match blue. x3
@Castiyes: I might give that a shot. I have a bunch of Aikatsu-related stuff for the wiki on my computer so I'll have a selection to choose from. So now that that's been settled, now remains the new wiki background I'm working on.
I still have to figure out what color/s to use for the background since I feel all that white is too plain then after that it's going to go through final edits. If you or anyone else have suggestions for the color/s then feel free to tell me.
I was considering that; however, I don't think it's such a good idea to take another's background like that. I can probably use that for a foundation and customize it to where it'll be ours. The thing is though I want the background Miyabi and Akari are on, but I'm not sure if whether or not it's removable.
Okay then. Now the main issue is figuring out whether or not it's removable. I'm not good with getting pictures off of the Aikatsu sites that aren't anything I can basically drag to a new tab and save.
I don't think Miyabi and Akari are removable, as they're apart of that image (I checked the images root folder for the site). If they've already been flattened together in Photoshop or something then there's no way of removing them without going through the trouble of erasing the background manually. Which, if you want a good job done, can be tedious. But not impossible - since I do it plenty of times for PriPara wiki - it just takes a while.
And I really like that background - it's not too much and I think it represents Aikatsu the best, as it's mainly an arcade-based franchise rather than anime. But the card idea is good, too, and it could work if done correctly. Which, of course, I'm totally sure that Halo can do.
Right. I know this has been already processed, but can I make a quick opinion on the "color code lyrics"?
"Color coding" the lyrics wouldn't make sense to me. Why would "colored lyrics" make any sense to the readers? All what the readers would do when viewing the lyrics page is see the transliterated lyrics of the music. I don't see the point why the lyrics should be improved with colors. It's just doesn't make any difference to it. It's just like reading a plain piece of written paper. Like reviewing a written script.
Just...where do you get this idea from anyways? Just only asking. Because after all, there's no point to this just by adding colors to it. It's only like reading a book.
Color coding is usually seen in korean pop lyrics, as korean pop bands usually compose of 5+ members. Fans like to sing to them, and sometimes make covers, so they started the color coding trend so other fans who couldn't tell who was singing which part can make a cover of that number of members so they can sing to the parts they want to(I might be not making sense)
Here's an example of I Got A Boy by Girl's Generation (everyone should know this. I mean, it won a YTMA)
But that's K-pop. J-genre songs don't color-code their lyrics and like Tactical said, most people look at the English translations anyway so why color code. It's generally easy to tell who's singing what lines too with J-genre stuff too. Not only that but color-coding the lyrics would most likely add more unneeded work to the song pages.
Well, if you're uncertain if the new image might not be ideal, you can always ask me for userbox advice.
And, you know how to change images, yes? Well that's the point how you can actually 'change' images. Also, I kinda preferred that the sizes be at least 45 x 45 pixels (px). Just for...convenient fit on the image section of the userbox. (Cause it looked as if it's sized up to 45px. Haha.
After chatting with RainbowDream, I've decided to tell you this.
I am requesting to become an admin. Though we have 7 admins, only 2 are active: one's you, the other one being Halo, and since you're not into Aikatsu, I believe we should have another active admin that understands this wiki and its content well. RainbowDream will now be inactive due to personal issues and interest problems. Therefore, I think it would be a good idea for another admin to be here to manage this wiki. ^-^
Okay, here I go again interupting. But Pretty, I felt the same way towards an Admin here and my opinions did not change anything. So isn't it just better to give Jo a chance before judging whether or not she's capable?
Mia look I'm sorry if you think I'm not prepared whatsoever you think, but there's a reason why Tactical would make me an admin that easily, and you can definitely go ask Rainy, Abby. They know me well. Also, no offence but to be honest regarding the card thing if you didn't join the chat it wouldn't have turned out like that.
I seriously care about this wiki that I open it to check on new files and keep my sources checked everyday to make sure the wiki is updated, and I only enjoyed 100 out of 200% while watching the Aikatsu Movie because I was working so hard writing down the Movie trivia and summary.
PrettyMia wrote: Chris that incident was two days ago, she can't have changed that much in two days
But everyone is bound to make mistakes. I mean, look at me. I come off as very nice, well-meaning, well-mannered, gentle. But when I get into arguements with someone the claws come out (as mostly everyone has seen by now, or not).
So even if Jo may have done something (I did not see it, so I'm not taking sides on this at all), it is possible it was a one time thing.
yea i wont be around very much bc of reasons that jo knows but i definitely recommend jo. she's pretty good at editing and she's generally a pretty lax person.
In all honesty, i think you're too worked up about this. i mean if you state it like that than halo and i shouldn't have been admins because we've butted heads with MikuHatsune15 before. you don't have to volunteer to be admin?? that's you i guess, but some people apporach things a different way you dont have to list your reasons?? since this is kind of jo's request towards tacticalmaster sooo. but i guess you dropped it now so it doesnt matter
Crap. I forgot about it!! Curse my procrastination. It's just that I couldn't pend them all because I am so caught up with all my homework. Really, now it's became a stressful season for me all over again.
And yes, I'm the only one who knows how to create userboxes.
And whatever happened to Abby? She left a few months ago. And about RainbowDream? I don't know. Still it looks she is still contributing to the wiki. So she's still active.
As far as I know about userboxes, they're practically based on table coding. What I used was a copy from Wikipedia (I think). So if you know how to do table coding and adjusting the cell lengths and widths, adding in the parameters, and coding in border lines and weights, then you might be able to make your own userboxes for your own wiki. :)
Well it's a general standard for admins being the only one to create userboxes. I assume it should be like that so that inexperienced wiki users don't create random userboxes without understanding it or permission from the administrators. So yes, I'm the only one who knows how these userboxes work. Ironically, I couldn't make them at the moment because I'm caught up with my college again... :S