My First Transformers

A red link in this article has made me aware that this wiki has nothing on the My First Transformers—or at least nothing I can find by typing in that string or names like "Race-kun" in the Search box. I'm amazed.--Apcog 19:22, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Faction Symbols page. AFAIK that's it though. -Derik (not logged in)

Chris replied, saying this:

Really, I know very little about the My First TF lines. They were really only added to the site as an afterthought, so pretty much everything I know is up on the site.

I'll gladly grant permission for you to use any of the My First TF images for the wiki. The Japanese packaging images were grabbed off a Google search, and I could never track down anybody to credit, so I put them up uncredited. (Images I grab off eBay are credited to that eBay account.) Regarding the images from Engledogg (including the 1993 dump truck): I'm unsure of how the wiki permissions work. If he gave me permission to use them on my site, can I then give permission for someone else to use them? If so, no problem. Like I said, I'm not sure how that all works.

So are the two of you putting together some My First TF pages on the wiki? I've noticed their absence, but not really knowing anything about them, I've hesitated to do add anything.)

I'm sleepy. I will bug Engeldog on Allspark tomorrow. Unless he's one of us. (Too many people have multiple handles... and this one does sound passingly familiar...) -Derik 09:54, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

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You know, I wonder if we should rename this to "Example Character Article" or something and create something similar for the comics/episodes and such. I know there was a couple times where I was going to pitch in and start a new comic page but had hives trying to figure it all out and ended up not doing it. :> Jeysie 20:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

I'd be down for that. I'm trying to think what other pages would need examples; comic issues, TV episodes, and professional individuals are the only ones I would imagine really warranted it, and even then the last one's pushing it. -hx 23:12, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I think professionals is too straightforward to really need documentation... eps/comics... and maybe books (which we treat a bit different.) It might be worth seperating episodes and comics, since the infernal format varies a bit... :p -Derik 23:55, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
I just want to draw people's attentions to this discussion about whether the comic-article structure should be changed to look more like the cartoon-article structure. If we're laying out guidelines here, then there's no better time than now to decide. - Jackpot 01:07, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I'd said "yes it should" there, didn't I? --M Sipher 01:30, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, the discussion is basically me, you, and Timrollpickering agreeing that it should happen, then me blathering on about details. For instance, I think "Animation errors" should, for comics, be two sections: "Art errors" and "Script errors" (both of which would still be separate from "Continuity errors"). - Jackpot 02:05, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Linking to SW wiki...

Actually... shouldn't we have a Jedi Starfighter page of our own (and other SWTF vehicles)? I mean, there's a bunch of them in the SWTF line; linking to the SW wiki doesn't really help find the others. I mean, the page should external-link to the relevant pages on the wiki (or maybe once we move, to their entries in the official SW Databank? No slight to Wookieepedia, but, you know... Wikia). --M Sipher 04:27, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

While admittedly the BW cartoon documentation wiki-project was of dubious usefulness (well, maybe it encouraged at least a FEW eps to get documented earlier...) I think we might, as a general thing, want to look at creating a sort of... generalized upkeep/expansion model for smaller "bites" of the wiki.
We don't have a Darth Maul article. I know this, it's bugged me for over a year. But I'm never gonna do anything about it because the only times I ever remember this deficiency is when;
  • I notice it's got a red link while I'm in a Star Wars article — and the only times I'm in a Star Wars article is when I have to be there because I want to link something else up to it.
  • When I see it in the "Wanted pages" list (which I never go to,) where it's near the bottom because it has relatively few links to it, comparable to other nonexistent pages. And if I'm on THAT page- I will always see a page mote 'worthy' of being created at the same time.
Darth Maul is a PERFECT page for newer users to create. It's a general toy-only page about a non-TF character whose format they can crib from other ST articles. But the newbs don't know it needs creating because the only time you see it is on a page that links to it. Unlike Anakin Skywalker, who has dozens of links feeding into him because of his relationship to other SW articles and Funny that links to him... it's jsut very unlikely that new users would ever notice this article. It's orphaned even before it exists.
(I think Sipher noticed a similar phenomenon the other week relating to episode pages. Do you remember where that was Siph?) -Derik 06:17, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
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