I'm more of a person to make individual pages. Instead of the Rainbow page, I would create a page for each individual rainbow and use the rainbows page as a place to guide others to the individual pages. This keeps things looking much neater and tidier, however, as long as the pages follow the style manual and look okay, then they can stay. That's just my opinion.
I noticed on your "My favorite wikis" there are two harvest moon wikis. This one and another one with only 200 pages and no activity, since you're an admin of both, can you redirect the dead one to this one? If that one's getting any traffic it would be better served here I think
Well, I would, but he still edits ocationally. I'd feel bad if I took his wiki when I wouldn't even have righs if he didn't give me any. If you could get him to agree or he doesn't edit for a month I will though.
Mai, congratulations on becoming an admin for the wiki! I've noticed a lot of your hard work, and keep up the good work. May I be nosy and ask how you were able to gain this title? I've worked very hard on the wiki for months and was wanting to become an admin or adopt the wiki myself. There doesn't seem to be that many serious editors anymore. :c
hi.. uhm, can i ask you a favor?? can i be an admin to this wiki?? yah see, i want this wiki to be more improved and have more infos just like the other wikis i'm in.. i have been editing this wiki since last year and there's still much a long way to go.. haha, thanks :))
You guys, I'm not just going to leave the pages like they are (All broken) I've already fixed a bunch and I'll have the rest finished by tommorrow. And it doesn't really make sence to have the liked gifts in that template. With some it looks fine but when you have a complete list they seemed too bunched, and most pages just left them under in another section anyway. Sorry that it looks bad now but I promise that I'm not going to leave it for someone else to clean it up.
Yeah, but I wasn't sure how to set it up, so I put a prime example in the infobox. The full lists contain dozens of items for both Loves and Likes but I didn't want a giant wall of text of items either
So are all the boxes going to change to the way that you've made them on certain pages? I can't say that I like it, but I'm not going to continue editing with the boxes the way that they currently are if you're just giong to go back and change them later. It will make the page look incomplete (if that's the only change that you make and leave the rest untouched), and it's going to create more work for the both of us.
For certain games, things like weight, height, wife lunches, etc are very irrelevant because the game never tells you. This is just my opinion anyways, I'm almost done witha all of the bachelors of Animal Parade and I've done bachelorettes and children. If those pages need to be fixed, let me know, I'll do them myself to create less work but I personally think they way they look now is way better. Let me know, thanks!
When editing the template it will be exacly the same (Or very similar) but when placeing the template you have to use this code into source mode:
With the file part you just put in the pictures name. You put the information on the other side of the = (Like the old template). And for the height, weight, wife lunches thing I know that they don't apply to almost all of the games, I just put them there so if you did need them you wouldn't need to use a different template. And I know that some columns don't apply to all of the games, but if you don't add them they won't show up on the main page (See this page for an example, the template is in use but all of the columns don't show up because all of them don't apply to her). And with the template thing hat do you specifically like about the old templates that you don't like for the new one? Or do you just dislike that all of the pages have to be changes?
The color scheme looks great, I guess I'm just used to seeing a long box of information, as it's never been any different on all the times Ive used the Wiki (before I started editing and now that I have started). It just looks incomplete in my mind, but you are right when you say that the most relevant information is there. It's a pain to go and change everything, but I can do that. Better to make the wiki look all the same, in my opinion then having things disjointed and spread out.
You don't have to help me change the infoboxes, I have no problem doing it myself. And continuing to edit them won't really make you start over again, I just drag the information to the new infobox so you can continue to edit them if you want. Eventually I'll replace it and the information will be the same in the new template.
the event paths they are in.. uhm, just wanna ask.. can you somehow change the color of the template to sky blue?? because i have been using color codes here and i used the color sky blue for every information related to Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley.. just to easily recognize the game, yah see.. :))
ok2. thanks.. uhm, i want to suggest something.. maybe we'll just have to follow those color codings in all of the Harvest Moon games for easy recognition.. i already started with Hero of Leaf Valley and also Island of Happiness..i used the light red color for IOH..
Actually, I'm not sure that it would be a good idea to change the template... I mean, if I did then I would have to change all of the caracter templates on every page. And I just spent 2 days changing them to this template so that it would match.
uhm, hi again.. if you don't mind i added two infos in the template, infobox character.. the Event Path and the appearances.. in the appearances, i put the titles of HM games to which the character appears.. in the event path, it is only applicable to Hero of Leaf Valley i think :))
Hi Mai, I'm not good with templates, but I'm wondering if it would be fair to ask if I (or you) could make a template very similar to the one you have, with changed information for Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. Rather then liked outfit, wrapping paper color would be appropriate. There is an "extra marriage requirements" section I'd like to add that to make the pages look more neat and organized. Grand Bazaar is sorely neglected. I wouldn't add anything unneccessary like gifts or anything. I'm requesting this simply to make the pages look neater, more relevant, and I wouldn't change anything else on the template or the color.
I know that when you changed the templates, we had an issue with trying to change information. You could change the information, but it wouldn't change the code because the information was already in place. You could change a section but it wouldn't show up. Would I need to make a whole new template for that? If you could get back to me, I'd appreciate it. I don't feel like going and changing it after you've done a lot of work changing things already, and I don't want to cause an argument with any of the other users, since they were upset with the first change.
Thats what "Box colour" was sapposed to be, but you (or if you don't want to, I) could change the title so its more obvious. And for the marriage requirement do you want to take it off the template? Oh and you don't have to create a new template, it has been changed since I first made it to add box colour, appearences and Event Path. The rest of the templates arn't affected unless you change it on the page, it should still stay the same. If you arnt good with templates I could fix it for you. just tell me everything you want to add. Thanks! :) I'll change "box Color" to "Wrapping Paper Colour"
Kay, I fixed the "wrapping paper colour" thing, it worked fine. You have to change the template thing to the one on Daisy's page though, and only the characters of Grand Bazaar (You could change the other caracter's if you want, but there isn't really a point)
Okay, sounds good. I didn't want to take the "extra marriage requirements" off of the template, I wanted to add one. It seemed like whenever I tried to add information/change an already added section in the template (as you can see if you looked at Antoinette's page by looking at the source) it didn't work. For Grand Bazaar you need to befriend people additionally to marry a lot of the characters, so I felt it was relevant to put on the side template, but I will play with it. Thanks for the help though, much appreciated.
Hi Mai, I'm wondering what you're feelings are on the HM64 pages. Although the templates are nice looking, their quite dated and take up a lot of space. I was thinking of redoing them all to make them a little more modern. The only problem is that there's not a lot of information on the pages other then the huge templates, so it would look a little empty. But, I think it might look better (if you've looked at any of the pages at all).
It would not only clean up the pages, but it would also allow us to eliminate old templates that no longer have uses. There's a couple of templates I think I need to go through and get rid of, some pages with ones that no longer work, etc. But anyways, one thing at a time! Let me know. :) Thanks!
Yeah, I agree. They don't match any other template. I was trying to fix the character navagation template, it used to take up half of the page. It still doesn't look that great though. Are there any other templates you would like me to try and update besides the character navagation and replasing the character template?
I was just thinking of making them the same as the rest of the nav boxes and character boxes. Does that not work? I haven't really played around with it, but those were my thoughts.
The only other broken template that I found was for the Twin Villages crops. They're all broken, and I've been replacing them with a table with information instead. But that's it. I'm sure there's other templates around the site though that need to be fixed or aren't in use anymore, I'm just getting ahead of myself. ;)
Hi Mai, more HM64 news related to this thread. Sort of.
I worked a bit more on the HM64 part of the wiki today. I'm wanting to delete nearly every outdated and unused template, as well as to continue replacing older templates. Rather then come running to you right away, I tried to make my own for the crops. I really like the way that the navigation for the Twin Villages crops looks because it's simple and there's not a lot of crops in HM64.
So I created my own template here, using the basis of the TV one. The only problem is that I'd like the header to maybe be green instead of blue, because it really sticks out. The problem? I have no idea how to change it. I apologize that I keep asking you template questions, but I really don't know how to make them very well.
Anyways, if you disagree with the changes let me know, or if you can fix the template or want to make another one then that's fine too. Those were just some ideas that I had. Thanks!