GhibliWiki:Team Ghiblink discussion board

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This page is for members of Team Ghiblink to discuss important issues regarding the GhibliWiki in one central location.

Infoboxes

Added a books infobox that can also work for videos with some adjustments. CDs are an odd duck with the tracklist requirement.

How to name the individual elements? Discussion on the ghiblink mailing list led to the decision that each book/cd/video would exist on its own page.

film_type_country/language_edition?

LLin 15:20, 13 February 2007 (EST)

Manual of Style

We need to create a Manual of Style so we remain consistent throughout the wiki in how information is presented. --nihonTalk 12:33, 6 February 2007 (EST)

Lawrence and I have been expanding the MOS, but we welcome discussion on the talk page or here if anyone has any other ideas, questions or concerns about anything there. --nihonTalk 20:22, 8 February 2007 (EST)

Film information pages

I think we should come up with a more descriptive title for the "info" pages. Since the software allows us to do so, I think a more descriptive title would be more useful. Either that, or merge a lot of the information from that page into an infobox of some sort on the film's main article. Thoughts? --nihonTalk 20:19, 8 February 2007 (EST)

Referring to ones like Princess Mononoke info? Release dates for different countries could be in an infobox with the neat little flag icons as on WP. Other items don't fit so well in an infobox but that's ok since a page shouldn't consist of just a big infobox.
--LLin 11:33, 9 February 2007 (EST)
Yes, ones like that. I'm wondering if we can come up with a more descriptive title than "Princess Mononoke info." I agree about everything not fitting in an infobox, but some tables or standardized templates that create a table would be good so there is a consistent feel for the presentation of the information. --nihonTalk 16:00, 9 February 2007 (EST)
Edited the template to (film information) which better fits the style and is more informative to boot.
LLin 11:35, 12 February 2007 (EST)
Works for me. (^_^) --nihonTalk 11:37, 12 February 2007 (EST)

User templates

I created a couple templates for use when discussing editors. They provide convenient links:

I don't think we need them right now, but they may prove useful in the future if we get more editors helping us. --nihonTalk 21:36, 8 February 2007 (EST)

Categories ?

It's not obvious to me why we need so many categories. Many of them overlap, many have only one member, sometimes only another category: someone browsing to such a category from the category list would find only a category also in that list.

More importantly a lot of the categories seem just to mirror the structure of the site. This is something better done by links we provide, which better reflect our design, some of which are already on the wiki. For example instead of (a link to) Category:Princess Mononoke, provide a link to the Princess Mononoke page. On that page we already have links to all Princess Mononoke related pages (or we can add them), with descriptions. We also have a template for the film list, far more compact and easily made to look much better than the Category:films page.

JohnBlackburne 18:43, 9 February 2007 (EST)

Ther categories just provide another way for people to locate information. I think it's good to provide as many ways as reasonably possible for people to find things. Having categories in addition to the links on the main page for each film is reasonable, I think. --nihonTalk 01:08, 11 February 2007 (EST)
I don't see the need. Most sites manage fine without duplicate ways to find things, they just have an index/TOC and a search engine, whatever their size. Extra ways just confuses things. Categories largely replace a proper index on Wikipedia, as it's just too big and diverse for an index, but as such it is unique and so is hardly a good guide. JohnBlackburne 09:13, 11 February 2007 (EST)
The categories are built in to the wiki, however, and offer a very simple way to index everything. In many ways, it is much more flexible as you just have to add a page to a particular category rather than going to edit several different pages. I think it will be fine to use both ways. If you don't want to do it yourself, I'm more than willing to go through the pages and make sure they are in the correct categories. It's not a big deal, really. --nihonTalk 09:22, 12 February 2007 (EST)

Users

Who are "Stitch", "Cuckoo" and "Turtleheart"? --nihonTalk 12:12, 12 February 2007 (EST)

Stitch is Chris Wallace. Cuckoo and Turtleheart were the other respondents to the wiki help message.
LLin 12:41, 12 February 2007 (EST)
who is nihon ? :-)
That would be me. (^_^) --nihonTalk 14:43, 12 February 2007 (EST)

New item on main page

I added an item to the main page which lists how many pages of content are on the wiki so far. Currently, we have 1,715 pages. (^_^) --nihonTalk 17:57, 5 June 2007 (CDT)