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==tfwiki.net==
 
What is it anyway? It's articles seem VERY similar to te ones here. Even the captions are mostly similar. But they sometimes have a little bit more info. Are these wikis mirror sites or what?[[User:Deceptibot747|Deceptibot747]] 16:21, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:[http://www.tfwiki.net TFWIKI] is where the community that used to work on this wiki moved to whenever Wikia started jerking them around. Virtually every major contributor that made this wiki what it is now left to work on TFWIKI in early September of this year, and as a result, it's now got some 800 more articles than this wiki does. It is, essentially, the wiki you ''should'' be visiting. - [[Special:Contributions/78.32.44.57|78.32.44.57]] 16:33, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
::What did wikia do to make them all leave? [[User:Deceptibot747|Deceptibot747]] 07:18, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:::[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_Wiki:Community_Portal/Complaints Check here], but basically they increased the advertising and messed everyone around. --[[Special:Contributions/125.236.142.84|125.236.142.84]] 09:40, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
I've been wondering something. If that one's so much better (which, it ''is''), then why is this one still up? Why leave the inferior version still running, if there's a superior one up at the same time? [[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 16:57, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:Because Wikia want the money this one brings in. They're not going to ditch something that's worked well for them for a couple of years just because a competing site now exists. -[[Special:Contributions/78.32.44.57|78.32.44.57]] 17:20, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
::This is why I never liked participating in this wiki. You couldn't have just said something like there are still a lot of people who'd rather stay in Wikia than move elsewhere. Sigh... --[[User:Destron Commander|Destron Commander]] 10:56, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
 
What I'd like to know is where it came from. Was it once created to mirror this wiki? I'm pretty sure the main page said something like welcome to tfwiki.net and I think the talk page had somone complaining about this wiki coming up second in a google search and something like transformers.wikia.com '''or''' tfwiki.net. I am so confused, plus, I'm too used to this wiki to just leave it[[User:Deceptibot747|Deceptibot747]] 17:09, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
:It was created in September when the old staff decided to move to a new, privately-owned server, so that they wouldn't be subject to Wikia's rules and advertising anymore. They were supplied with a database-dump of everything that they had done on Wikia up to that point, so they could take all their work to the new server (which is why there is a lot of mirrored content), but they are two separate sites, owned and run by different people. And yes, this wiki DID previously say "Welcome to TFWIKI.net" on its main page - originally, before the community moved, if you typed "Tfwiki.net" into your browser, it would redirect you to this wiki. The name was put on the front page for some time before the move so that visitors would get used to the new, easier-to-remember address and bookmark it. - 17:20, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Featured article ==
 
 
We have had the same thing there for like 50 years{{unsigned|Human in Disguise|02:22, 7 April 2008}}
 
:Not really. Jhiaxus was only made a Featured Article on March 2, 2008.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 06:05, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::With 6k articles, maybe we could switch the featured article every month?[[User:Spriteless|Spriteless]] 05:45, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::We try to when we can, but usually that involves a big push to improve the given article to featured article standards.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 06:30, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::: If someone was just going through the Wikia wikis they might assume that this wiki is a bit quiet. What about just chosing some of the bigger articles every now and again? The larger ones tend to the most highly polished, researched and moderated articles. [[User:Drmick|Drmick]] 19:20, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::Some of the big articles need work because alot of the stuff in them was written in 2006 before we established standards. For instance, G1 Ratchet's article was featured last year I believe, but it was really unevenly written in terms of quality. I mean, for some reason half of the article eschewed storylinks in favour of references. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 20:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:We probably should set up some ground rules on what makes a featured article. Right now, it's pretty much what ever Walky wants. -- [[User:SFH|SFH]] 20:34, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
 
Thunderwing, Nice. --[[User:Human in Disguise|Human in disguise]]
 
 
Out of curiosity, how often does it change, or is it just on a whim? [[User:Jeep!|Jeep!]] 14:30, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== front tf page ==
 
 
i hate april fool pranks on my fave tf front page -dr
 
:What? [[User:Interrobang|—Interrobang]] 23:11, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Funny ==
 
I think we should remove the funny nes on the page, If it stays, It will sound like a child has being messing up this place and Other people will think it doesn't make sense. [[User:Black rhino ranger|Black rhino ranger]] 09:01, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:You're going to find yourself in the minority regarding this opinion.--[[User:Suzyprime|Suzyprime]] 13:02, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
 
 
:Actually, Ranger, people are more likely to think this wiki "doesn't make sense" if it's edited by people who can't spell, conjugate, or use capital letters correctly. [[User:JW|JW]] 18:37, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Who made this again. [[User:Black rhino ranger|Black rhino ranger]] 19:55, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:If that's a question, I don't understand it. [[User:JW|JW]] 20:33, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
 
 
But we should Make the images Info not funny, Transformers is ment to be serious, not funny. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 15:47, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Bullshit. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 17:46, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::Transformers be [[Bee in the City|'''''serious business''''']] yo. --[[User:Detour|Detour]] 18:00, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Sir, your erudite argument has at last shown me the light. I have been in error all this time, and you have turned the glare of knowledge against the darkness of my ignorance. Verily, we must all change our ways, and treat the stories about outer space robots that turn into cars as Serious Business. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 18:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
But it is unencyclopediac. It looks like a two year old vandalism. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 11:33, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
:Thanks for sharing your viewpoint, but, you are very much in the minority. If you object that strongly, start your own Transformers wiki and make it boring. --[[User:Steve-o|Steve-o]] 21:41, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
:: Or just read the transformers entries on wikipedia. I'm also guessing most people don't like it when you call our writing "like a two year old vandalism". [[User:(Undecided)|(Undecided)]] 03:10, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Face it! Not Everyone likes funny wikis. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 15:25, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:Since we're one of the largest, highest-traffic wikis on Wikia, I don't think the people who object to "the funny" are a significant enough constituency to force us to change.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 15:27, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:Not everyone likes peanut butter! Therefore they should stop making peanut butter. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 19:31, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
 
In case everyone protesting against the funny has forgotten:
 
<span style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:100px;line-height:100px;font-weight:900;">THE FUNNY STAYS.</span>
 
The ''management'' put that there! Therefore, why all the discussion? Besides, the funny rocks. [[User:Crosshairs-1|&quot;MovieMan&quot;]] 20:30, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Images are ment to be for showing information, besides the funny stinks. We are talking serious here. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 14:52, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
 
:And you would know serious, wouldn't you?--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 15:07, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
 
::The Constructobot smoking was fuzzy, why not delete that. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 15:08, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
 
:::You want my advice? Wait out your one month block, or they'll make it permanent.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 15:13, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
 
:::Yes yes, Pigbag. Whatever. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 15:50, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Since when is being compared to Uncyclopedia bad? It's a lot better than Encyclopedia Dramatica.
 
 
Also, As Willis said...
 
<span style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:100px;line-height:100px;font-weight:900;">THE FUNNY STAYS.</span>
 
--[[User:Dynamus Prime|Dynamus Prime]] 03:42, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
<span style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:100px;line-height:100px;font-weight:900;">THE FUNNY IS A PIECE OF CRAP.</span>{{unsigned|Mr. Serious}}
 
 
 
<span style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:100px;line-height:100px;font-weight:900;">THE FUNNY IS PLURAL, AND CANNOT BE "A" PIECE OF ANYTHING.</span> -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 08:04, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
 
:If the funny is plural then why is it "The funny stays" and not "The funny stay"? Also... doesn't Mr. Serious realize that this is the kind of behavior that'll just get him banned again? --[[User:Detour|Detour]] 08:16, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
 
::"The funny" is a collective term, like 'herd of sheep,' so its treatment will actually vary depending on use. "The herd is over there," or "the herd stays here" is correct, but "the herd are ewes" is clearly correct while "the herd is an ewe" is clearly not. Similarly, The Funny can be ''crap'', but it cannot be '''a piece''' of crap, any more than the herd can be ''an'' ewe. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 08:23, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
 
 
The users here don't have to add in the funny. [[User:Mr. Serious|Mr. Serious]] 21:51, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
 
 
==Search==
 
So, uh, what happened to the ability to type something into the text box, click "search," and not have it take me directly to a page, but give me a list of pages the term appears in instead? There is no search button on the front page! --[[User:ItsWalky|ItsWalky]] 11:37, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:For as long as I've used the wiki, the Search function has only done that for me if what I've typed didn't match the title of any article exactly. As for the front page, I still see the Search box. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I'm using the Monaco skin.--[[User:Apcog|Apcog]] 14:12, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::That doesn't match my experiences. I could type in "Megatron," click Search, and then it'd give me a list of pages that mention "Megatron" in the body of the text. It was very useful. --[[User:ItsWalky|ItsWalky]] 14:54, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::On the topic of the Monaco skin, can we get some admin feedback on the Monaco skin discussion, please? --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 14:32, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::To be sure, yes, that would be useful. As it is, now you'd have to type something like "Megatron's" or "Megatron" and another word to get similar results. And yeah, I've seen notices for the admins from [[User:Toughpigs|Toughpigs]] asking for feedback and wondered when that was going to be resolved.--[[User:Apcog|Apcog]] 15:13, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:Regarding the search box - typing something into the box and hitting "enter," or clicking "go," is the option that takes you directly to the page with the title you've typed. Typing something into the box and actually clicking the button marked "search" is the option that brings up a list of stuff containing the term, and that's the button we appear to have lost here (although on my screen at least, it's coming and going intermittently, but that's probably a browser cache thing). I've not got the Monaco skin on, but regarding that, I rather like it, and I'd like to see it implimented. There's something very "bare bones" about our set up here, and of course, I know that we kinda have that as a show of "not taking everything too seriously," but I'd personally like to see the Monaco skin in use. - [[User:Chris McFeely|Chris McFeely]] 15:30, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::The same function is in the "Advanced Search" link. Am I the only one who sees it or something? [[User:Interrobang|—Interrobang]] 18:17, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::Cripes, I can't insert a comment before three more jump in before me. No, there's definitely no Search button visible in the Monaco skin as I'm using it, just an arrow with a magnifying glass icon in it (the equivalent of the "Go" button, obviously). I see the "Advanced search" link too, but it doesn't offer quite the same function, in that it doesn't default to the "all text occurrences" option. Rather, you have to choose settings to get that. Not a terrible extra step, but still...--[[User:Apcog|Apcog]] 18:32, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::I see the advanced search link. I also ''REALLY LIKE'' the new 'random page image link' above the search box. Who do I have to thank for that? --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 18:28, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::::I put it in, but it was Siph's idea. Breaking the "Search" button under non-Monaco themes was also my doing, I'm afraid; I was a little zealous with putting in a more useful search and it didn't quite work. It should be back in a day or two. I somehow totally missed any discussion on Monaco coming up; I'll get to commenting on that. --[[User:Suki Brits|Suki Brits]] 19:50, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::Primarily Wookieepedia for the idea, Blitz for the implementation, and I suppose me for harraunging her about it. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 19:48, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::A random page on search function is really a good idea because that would make us know about more characters. By the way, I think there still need a normal ''search button'' in the original place <!-- and the Advanced Search function certainly still there along with "go" and "search"-->. :D --[[User:TX55|TX55]] 01:37, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::::Then I thank you guys for it. '''IF''' we switch to Monaco, is there any way to do a similar function with that skin? I think the function is very helpful for newcomers to the wiki (and Transformers in general) for they don't have to look through lists of names or randomly search for things. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 05:17, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::::I don't think it'd be too hard. If we ''do'' switch to Monaco, there'd need to be some changes done to the search box anyway, since under that, there's no "search" button. --[[User:Suki Brits|Suki Brits]] 05:56, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
: Is there a way to make the search image load earlier? Right now it's the very last thing to load; even the flash ads come up earlier. --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 02:24, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:: The short answer is no, unfortunately. --[[User:Suki Brits|Suki Brits]] 05:56, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
Why does the bar show pictures of random characters, but when you go to their pages they have no visual representation? [[User:90.198.228.42|90.198.228.42]] 20:28, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:Because... I don't know really. I don't know why the powers-at-be chose to create these little search pictures for characters that have no pictures. One would think if they had a reasonably sized image to create the search button picture, they could have uploaded the full size image for the page itself. And/or create searchbox pic-links for characters that DO have decent visual representation AND largely completed articles. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 22:39, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
 
==Familial relationships==
 
 
Should we put something up, relating to the idea of siblings or such[[User:GWolfv2]]
 
:See [[Relatives]].--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 15:07, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Redesigning the front page ==
 
 
Now that the Monaco skin is the default, and Toughpigs is around to help us out, I suggest we figure out a way to redesign the front page so it isn't just a columns of text. Is there any reasonable way for us to have the franchises in the By Series (or anywhere else, really) represented by the franchise logos? The logos can be as recognisable as the names alone, and given we're getting more and more visitors every day, it would be helpful to make the place more visually pleasing and more user-friendly. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 20:30, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:I think that's still a [[Talk:Main_Page/Archive2#Logos_for_.27By_series.27_column|bad idea]]. The logos were never designed to look good together, and some (like the 2007 movie) are anti-informative. If you can present a design that somehow makes it work, please do. But I don't see how the new skin changes the basic problems. - [[User:Jackpot|Jackpot]] 20:56, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::I tend to think the Main Page and its columns of text are just fine as is. --[[User:KilMichaelMcC|KilMichaelMcC]] 21:04, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::Also, wouldn't it perhaps be best to wait a few days for everyone to get home from BotCon before starting a discussion on more major changes like this? --[[User:KilMichaelMcC|KilMichaelMcC]] 21:08, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
 
:::Didn't stop Toughpigs redesigning the whole Wiki... - [[User:SanityOrMadness|SanityOrMadness]] 21:18, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
 
::::Toughpigs has been touting the switch to Monaco for quite some time, and he only finally got the nod from an admin just before BotCon.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 23:22, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
 
Just wanted to say I love the new look.
 
 
===Ad bar issues with Monaco?===
 
I don't know if it's just me, but trying to load the Wiki in Firefox results in it loading everything up to the adserver stuff, and then Firefox proceeds to hang the fuck up, completely use up all available memory, and force me to kill it through Task Manager. It's kind of a pain in the ass.(I'm using explorer right now) [[User:Hooper X|-hx]] 00:22, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:I've had no troubles with Firefox 2, nor Firefox 3 beta 5.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 00:37, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Improvement Drive ==
 
I have no idea how long the "Improvement Drive" column has been there, but it's a great idea, content-wise. However, IMO the links it contains should really be a permanent part of the Help/Start Here column. It's the kind of thing I was talking about [http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Transformers_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal#.22First_go_here.21__Next_go_here..22 a while ago]. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 22:56, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Giving this a bump. Input, anyone? Anyone? If nobody protests, I'd like to merge the contents of the "Improvement drive" section with the "Start here" section. Perhaps a blurb on a more specialized improvement drive -- say, our long-dormant BW improvement drive -- could take the place of the current one. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 20:20, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::Giving this one last bump. If nobody objects, I'm making the changes. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 00:37, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:One of the reasons the Improvement Drive was disbanded on Wookieepedia was because we instead formed projects such as "Tales of the Jedi project" "The New Essential Chronology project". This allowed us to focus on groups of articles which were in need of updating instead of simply one article. -- [[User:SFH|SFH]] 00:42, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::I fully support a "Project" initiative. (Cough cough prose stories cough.) --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 01:07, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::I can definitely live with that - it looks like one of the new users is actually working on RiD stuff, which is an area that I've felt could use more coverage - it's not my area of knowledge, tho. [[User:Hooper X|-hx]] 01:43, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::Yeah. I know a lot about the fiction in GENERAL, but when it comes to what happened in what specific episodes and issues? Not so much. Toys are more my forte... --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 01:49, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::It doesn't help that most of us would need to import the DVDs to write about the fiction. I've been thinking of doing that, but I've already bought a couple of hundred dollars worth of TF DVDs I don't really need soley for writing and screen capping articles for the wiki, which upon reflection is a little insane. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 05:03, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
Please see [[User:Repowers/Sandbox]] for a test page. Feel free to tweak and/or comment. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 04:52, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:I weaked the disclaimer, added a countdown to TF2 clock (the page de-caches a couple times a day, so it should remain accurate without having to re-edit, I did a sandbox text to verify) and I got rid of the clickable Animated logo, sicne that template still isn't working right and I haven't figured out how to make it work right.
 
:Re:Improvement Drive... How about we have a 'goals' list for the month? Like, 20 or 30 articles we want to get up to snuff, chosen for balance. A lot of piddling pages, a few episodes or comics no one's gonna get around to on their own, and one or two major character pages. We can track 'em at the end of the month and see how successful we were. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 20:47, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::Giving this a bump.
 
::About the list of "ways to help"... thing is, those up-front lists should be geared toward attracting new editors -- new editors who by definition aren't going to know all the million little persnickety formatting things you have to know to set up a new page. Stuff like "fill in a stub" or "add storylinks" is a lot less intimidating, and a lot easier to slide into, than "here, make this page from scratch." I think an expanded list, akin to what's on my sample sandbox, should be near the top of the page, rather than a bunch of red links. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 22:33, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
 
 
== Main "Transformers Animated" image ==
 
 
It really ought to be clickable. Unfortunately, [[:Template:Click]] currently doesn't actually let you center an image-- it probably needs to be rewritten at some point. Unless someone else volunteers, this is mostly just a reminder to myself. --[[User:Suki Brits|Suki Brits]] 18:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Someone just did that and now the link messes up the main page by covering the links to "Comics", "Generation 1", "(toyline/cartoon/comic)", "Generation 2", and "Help contents". Ugh, it was better off the way it was before. Besides, there was a link to the Animated franchise below the giant logo. --[[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 23:27, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::What poor excuse for a browser are you using? The TFA logo is ''above'' all that stuff. --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 23:35, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::The image is, but the link is stretching down over the ones below it. --[[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 23:59, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::I'm using Firefox, and the link ends WAY before that. I have no troubles whatsoever. - [[User:Semysane|Semysane]] 00:20, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::Sabrblade, to repeat- "What browser are you using?" -[[Special:Contributions/75.168.112.43|75.168.112.43]] 01:35, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::Internet Explorer 7 is my browser on this particular computer (I use at least three different ones). --[[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 20:31, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::Well ''there's'' your problem. IE doesn't follow correct HTML protocol, and each version has a different way of not following it. --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 21:19, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::::Just realized I'm having the same problem, using Firefox. The link to [[Transformers Animated (franchise)]] from the image is like, bleeding down or something, covering up some of the links below it. --[[User:KilMichaelMcC|KilMichaelMcC]] 18:43, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::::Well, is there any other browser besides Internet Explorer and Firefox that doesn't have the problem? --[[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 01:31, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::::::I just went and had a look at [[:Template:Click]] and tried a few things, but it's beyond me. Can we not just do it in html? It would be a hell of a lot simpler...[[User:Emvee|Emvee]] 12:51, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::::::Well, with the "no TF:A Dubai spoilers" text written by Chris McFeely, the image no longer covers the G1 and G2 links. It still bleeds down, but only over the link-free text. So until that text gets erased, the image bleeding isn't much of a problem (but it will be again once that text is gone).[[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 01:02, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::::::::Still covers them for me, and I'm using the latest Firefox. I'm going to edit this until someone can come up with a better solution - removing the Dubai text will just make it bleed lower down the page, surely... [[User:Emvee|Emvee]] 16:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::::::::::If any one isn't getting the problem [http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/Undecided_tmn/Mainpage_error.jpg here is what it looks like] to me. It's the blue highlighted box. [http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h278/Undecided_tmn/Mainpage_error_IE-1.jpg Here is what it looks like in Internet Explorer]. Screen resolution is 1280x1024. [[User:(Undecided)|(Undecided)]] 22:15, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:I replaced it with an imagemap so it links directly to [[Transformers Animated (franchise)]]. Given that the same image is at the top of that page, I don't think we need the main page to link to the Image page if the only way of doing so messes up the rest of the page. --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 21:50, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::Imagemap is working on wikia now? Yay! IIRC it wasn't 18 months ago when you originally took a stab at <nowiki>{{click}}</nowiki> -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 22:10, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:::Just to check, can imagemap be set to pave part of the image link to the Image page, or is Click the only thing that can do that. (You'd think a template specificly created for use on the Wikia wiki wouldn't have these issues) --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 22:14, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::::Wikipedia has a template like this that puts a little blue 'i' in the corner of an image- you click on that to get info about it. In this case it's moot-- a single click takes you to the TFA page that lets you access the image info. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 22:18, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
 
Is this about our new logo? Because quite frankly, it sucks. The "Animated" logo, with a "Transformers Wiki" thing on it, has been superimposed over the old image. It looks ''ugly''. [[User:Crosshairs-1|&quot;MovieMan&quot;]] 20:32, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
 
 
=="TF dates"?==
 
Something else Wookiepedia does on its frontpage we... might want to look at stealing... Putting up a "__/__/__: _____ was released" history box. I dunno. It would only be for like comic books, DVDs, TV episodes, street-release-date toys, etc. Though I dunno if TF really has enough... stuff to do that with. I dunno. Idle thought. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 01:47, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:On paper, that's a cool idea. In execution, yeah, I don't think there's quite enough stuff to do it with. We know original episode air dates, and roughly know the street dates of the various comic issues, but we generally have no idea when various and sundry toys hit shelves before, what, '94? If we had enough stuff that there was something to put up at least twice a week (as a "This Week in TF History" thing) I'd say go for it. I guess we could stretch it and add birth dates of TF professionals and that sort of thing, but even then, we're a little sparse, I'd imagine. [[User:Hooper X|-hx]] 10:42, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
==Front page weirdness==
 
When clicking on the link for the Generation 1 (comic) or Generation 2 (comic) on the front page, I get taken to Animated (franchise)...but looking at the code the links appear to be correct, else I'd edit them. I've tried refreshing several times but the link is still wrong...anyone else seeing this? [[User:Emvee|Emvee]] 12:11, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
 
[edit] aha, just seen the discussion above about the link "bleeding down"...that would explain it [[User:Emvee|Emvee]] 12:15, 19 May 2008 (UTC)
 
 
 
==Search==
 
The current search bar only has a "Go" button,we can't look for articles by using keywords now. How are we supposed to look for things we don't know the name of now?[[Special:Contributions/86.87.28.191|86.87.28.191]] 20:54, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Isn't there a "Search" button right next to the "Go" button? -- [[User:SFH|SFH]] 20:57, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::I don't think there is a search button on the new skin but if you log in and set the wiki back to monobook in your preferences then you'll have a search button [[User:Donutter|Donut]] 21:02, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
: Are we talking Monaco skin, the one with the little arrow with the magnifying glass in it at the very top-left? Or the Monobook skin? I just put "thunder" in the former, clicked the arrow, and boom (ha ha), search results. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 21:23, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
 
::But "Thunder" isn't the name of an article. If it were, it would just give you the article without any other search results, even if you clicked on the magnifying-glass arrow. I can't tell if that's what the anthropomorphic IP address above was asking, but I do know I dislike the reduced functionality of Monaco's search box. As far as I can tell, typing a word and hitting Enter is the same as clicking the arrow. You CAN still search for all occurrences of a word by going to the "Search" link underneath the sidebar. But that's annoying for the need to go to a whole 'nother page. - [[User:Jackpot|Jackpot]] 04:46, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
 
Nevermind,i figured it out now. Just type "Search:" and then the keywoard before pressing enter. for example,to search for Optimus Prime without annoyingly being redirected,type Search:Optimus Prime .[[Special:Contributions/86.87.28.191|86.87.28.191]] 18:33, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
 
==Disambig pages==
 
 
I've seen three formats. The general, more common one like the Screamer one, the Prime style one and the BB one. Shouldn't we just stick with the one?[[User:GWolfv2]] 21.34 May 23rd
 
:The Prime page has to be like it is because there are so many things with "Prime" in their name that they need to be split. And why would we have a disambuig page for [[BB]]? If you're talking about Bumblebee, I don't think that page should be like that. Pictures do not help when the differences between one character's different bodies is about the same as the difference between his body and one belonging to another guy with the same name. --[[User:FortMax|FortMax]] 22:00, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
 
   
==Prime Image==
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== Japanese shows? ==
Should an image Animated Prime be added to the front page? maybe replace Movie Prime in the picture if it needs to be a particular size? i think it should be updated to reflect the most modern incarnation of the character [[Special:Contributions/78.32.44.57|78.32.44.57]] 16:34, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Problem is, the front page's image is all from Takara's World Of Transformers page. We tried to add AniPrime in there but he didn't fit one bit, so until something better comes along, I do believe this image is going to stay as is. --[[User:Detour|Detour]] 16:47, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
 
   
==Universe 2008==
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Umm, the G1 cartoon sections don't link to pages for Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory/Zone. Nothing on the main page to note them as part of G1 or their own franchise. Ought to fix this. I mean, these shows are all available in North America now.
I think you should ad a Universe 2008 link in the "by Series" section.
 
[[User:Starfield|Starfield]] 16:46, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 
:Never mind, I got it. I didn't know I could edit the main page.[[User:Starfield|Starfield]] 17:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== The Irony ==
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== Poll ==
   
:In a wiki about transformers their alt modes aren't even mentioned ANYWHERE! I find this odd... {{SUBST::User:Crystal lucario/Sig}} 21:06, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
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Should we change the poll? It seems pretty old. <font color="cyan">'''Teh lolz!'''</font> [[User:Bioniclepluslotr|<span style="color: cyan; font-family: Halo3; font-size: 12pt;">'''Bionicle+Lotr'''</span>]] 22:29, September 19, 2009 (UTC).
::There's two articles on popular vehicle and animal modes, transformation article etc. You can't list alt with every character when some don't stick with the one [[User:GWolfv2]] 22.11 June 4th
 
:::You can find the altmodes for characters, usually, on the Toys section of their articles. --[[User:Detour|Detour]] 21:57, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::::Ok, thanks. {{SUBST::User:Crystal lucario/Sig}} 11:19, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:::::psst- subst has to be lowercase. Also- too many colons. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 11:24, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
 
Just as an example, G1 Optimus is often a semi-cab, but he's also officially transformed into...
 
* Cybertronic Mobile artillery (Marvel comics, pre-Earth)
 
* Sportscar (G2)
 
* Organic bat (super-early BW)
 
* Cybertronic truck-thing (War Within)
 
* HISS tank (Devil's Due G.I. Joe)
 
* Cybertronic pickup (e-hobby Orion Pax toy)
 
* Some kind of prehistoric animal (Hearts of Steel)
 
Plus, there was a canceled dump truck Optimus in G2, and plans to make him into a train for Hearts of Steel as well. I don't remember what he turned into for DW's Joe crossover. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 14:52, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:Psst- I come from another wikia so it thought I had a sig. And to M Sipher thank you. I still think that should be somewhere in the artical. Maybe under Forms... {{SUBST::User:Crystal lucario/Sig}} 23:08, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
Y'know, it just recently occurred to me that when we scan characters' profile art, we should probably include more than their robot mode. For instance, it seemed like [[:Image:Primal_FPUnivBio.jpg|this pic]] was served by including the gorilla mode because it emphasized the fact that it wasn't his original beast form. Then I uploaded [[:Image:SoundwaveCyb_FPbio.jpg|this image]] and included the jet because it was a particularly well-drawn alt mode. And now that I've done that... I'm going to make a point of including alt-modes whenever I can. - [[User:Jackpot|Jackpot]] 02:39, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
 
:To save on space (tall images are the BANE of the wiki), I placed the smaller images (such as the alt mode) over part of the large images in a picture, such as [[:Image:G1Bomb-Burst_MTMTE1.jpg|what I did for Bomb Burst]]. Of course, I also mostly did it so the uploaded pics would look similar to the original Pretender boxart arrangement (shell behind, robot in the middle, vehicle in the foreground).
 
:Little Iron's Soundwave looks GREAT, btw. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 03:17, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== 'Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen' countdown ==
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04/03/12
There's 381 days (as of June 9th, 2008) until 'TF2:ROTF' comes out and already there's a countdown box? I know it's too late to remove it, but don't you think it's a ''little'' too soon to put one up? It's like this one 'Garfield' comic strip that was printed on December 26th with Garfield shutting off his alarm clock and declaring "365 days until Christmas!". Well, atleast the box isn't counting down the hours, minutes, and seconds. -[[User:Zadok Rox|Zadok Rox]] 12:47, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
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Should we change the poll? the oscar nomination is finished
:I started counting down the days in my head as soon as I learned the release date. I think it's all in good fun, no reason to remove it. [[User:(Undecided)|(Undecided)]] 01:13, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
 
Actually, the concept of it counting down the minutes and hours (and even seconds) would be kind of cool. [[User:Crosshairs-1|&quot;MovieMan&quot;]] 20:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::The main page is re-calculated a few times a day- that's now this works. (and so it can be off by as much as 8 hours.) An actual countdown clock would have to be a flash or Javascript thing. (I'd also be against it because it'd be pure flashy gimmick- knowing the number of minutes isn't any more ''useful'' than the number of days.) I find the days useful because they remind the that between sequels, novels, tie-in, early buzz, DVD campaigns, late store exclusives... the 'stuff' relating to the first movie is still just wrapping up. (The followup comic comic will run through August.) At ''that'' point- it'll be 300 days until the second movie. Since you can expect to see the first teasers, prequels, buzz, viral marketing campaigns etc... ~200 days out, I find it a useful tool for me keeping my perspective. Things like- "Gee, I suppose we'd better get around to documenting the ARG properly before the sequel campaign starts..." -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 21:04, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== Since no one said anything... ==
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==Neener neener==
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:''Moved to [[Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal#Neener neener|Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal]]''
   
The last discussion of a 'goals' list for the month... somewhere... petered out, so I just threw some on the front page. (Mostly nonexistant wanted articles.) They have a 'star' rating to show how complete they are which you can easily edit. Hopefully we can get these to 5 stars by the end of June! -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 02:56, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
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== Stop that ==
:Stubbed two of them already, hopefully with enough info that people can pick up easily.--[[User:Rosicrucian|Rosicrucian]][[User Talk:Rosicrucian|<sup>Talk</sup>]] 04:09, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
:As I said above -
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Someone must stop that [[User:Dddannnieeelddd|child]] from mindless uploading of crappy pictures! Technical 10:10, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
:About the list of "ways to help"... thing is, those up-front lists should be geared toward attracting new editors -- new editors who by definition aren't going to know all the million little persnickety formatting things you have to know to set up a new page. Stuff like "fill in a stub" or "add storylinks" is a lot less intimidating, and a lot easier to slide into, than "here, make this page from scratch." I think an expanded list, akin to what's on my sample sandbox, should be near the top of the page, rather than a bunch of red links. -- [[User:Repowers|Repowers]] 22:33, 11 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::I would be for that. I wanted a lost of articles that needed to be brought to completion that were already clocked in. I just didn't know which to pick! Sub some out!
 
::I just-- I like the list because it gives a visible sense of progress (at the end of the month) on articles that no one would be inclined to work on on their own. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 04:59, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
==Should we have info boxes==
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==I need help==
{{Transformers character|
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I just created a wiki called TRANSFORMERS toys Wiki,and I need people to sign up![[User:Masterman555|Masterman555]] 19:33, November 5, 2009 (UTC)
name =Blitzwing
 
|image =blitzwing-animated.jpg
 
|caption =
 
|affiliation =Decepticon
 
|subgroup =Voyagers<BR>[[Triple Changer]]
 
|function =Berserker
 
|partner =
 
|motto =''"Whoooo, I'm freaking out!"'' <ref>[http://www.hasbro.com/transformers/animated/default.cfm?page=Bio&character=blitzwing Character bios for Transformers Animated characters<!-- Bot generated title -->]</ref>
 
|alternatemodes = Dual-Barreled Assault Tank/Fighter Jet
 
|series =[[Transformers: Animated]]
 
|engvoice = [[Bumper Robinson]]
 
|japanvoice =
 
}}
 
   
It is to include some detail like this for example
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== Obama ==
   
:It was decided against long ago for many logistical nightmare reasons, the primary ones being that so many characters have very different bodies, affiliations, functions, mottos, jump continuities... --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 19:29, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
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Does anyone want to create an article on [[Barack Obama]] because he did a lot in ROTF, like disband NEST (which played a big part) and was rushed to a bunker (which was not-so-big part). <font color="lime">'''Teh lolz!'''</font> [[User:Bioniclepluslotr|<span style="color: lime; font-family: Halo3,Papyrus; font-size: 12pt;">'''Bionicle+Lotr'''</span>]] 00:51, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
:It would be a nightmare. --[[User:ItsWalky|ItsWalky]] 19:32, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
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:Obama didn't disband NEST, did he?
   
Hmmmmm, I see. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 09:26, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
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In Age of Extinction "The President" has a hand in all that, thinking that Attinger is only going after Decepticons. [[User:Matt Seay|Matt Seay]] ([[User talk:Matt Seay|talk]]) 04:03, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
:What is Optimsu Prime (G1)'s altmode? He's has close to 50. Even if 50% of them are trucks... the other 25 aren't. Character abilities, weapons and allegiance have shifted over ltierally millions of years, as have their bodies, catchphrases, names- and even genders.
 
:We've taken a serious look at character boxes at least 3 times, and every proposal, no matter comprehensive, it's easy to find a character for which the box simply... ''breaks'', being unable to accommodate the diversity of experience the character has had.
 
:Character boxes are a good idea, they provide a quick thumbnail overview of a character's history... but we don't want thumbnail overviews, we want in-depth infromation. If you wanted a thumbnail overview, go to Wikipedia, which deletes and trims articles containing 'unnecessarily in-depth information.' -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 09:43, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
Why didn't you added them in at first. [[Special:Contributions/82.17.140.55|82.17.140.55]] 20:04, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
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== please note: ==
:You didn't read ANYTHING in this section, did you. --[[User:M Sipher|M Sipher]] 20:17, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
==Letters Page==
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I am HYLIAN FURY. I swiched emails. [[User:JoeConvoy|JoeConvoy]] 23:50, December 9, 2009 (UTC)
   
Since there's a redurring theme to the letters page of characters answering the fanmail in Marvel, DW and Titan Comics, should we have a page referencing them? [[User:GWolfv2]] Time, no idea, no clock on this computer
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== Transformers is the best. Can you tell me how to summon transformers?==
:We've got [[Letters page (Marvel UK)]], but an article on Letters pages in general wouldn't be out of place- if only as something to link to when referencing info that came from letters pages, in-character or not. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 08:40, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== 88MPH Studios ==
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I have just one thing to say. Transformers forever!
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Garth Davis 12:32, January 25, 2011 (UTC)
   
Could somebody more knowledgeable than myself start an article on [http://www.88mph.net/index.php?content=tf.php 88MPH Studios]? I ordered their book years ago and have yet to receive it. I heard this had happened to others and that Hasbro was suing them... Then I heard nothing. [[User:Evan1975|Evan1975]] 05:44, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
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We all think the same.[[User:Shockwave 56|Shock 56]] 18:56, January 29, 2011 (UTC)
:Most info is in the [[Genesis: The Art of Transformers]] article. [[User:Drmick|Drmick]] 10:29, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
 
::Ah, thanks! If you don't mind, I'll put a redirect in [[88MPH Studios]]. [[User:Evan1975|Evan1975]] 03:16, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== By Series Column ==
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== Featured Article ==
   
What in the fuck, dudes? Why the hell is it so gigantic now? Before or after we move, we seriously need to figure out how to display this stuff without making one single gigantic column of text. Wasn't the giant column one of the things you all complained about when I proposed using the series logos? And what's with the sudden listing of Japanese series that we didn't care about before? --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 08:49, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
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Can we have a new Featured Article? [[Jhiaxus (G2)|Jhiaxus]] has been up there for ages... [[User:Helix341|Helix341]] 18:34, April 12, 2011 (UTC)Helix341
:I liked it better when it was smaller, too. Just who is responsible for the retarded "add every single medium ever to the front page" project, anyway? (Checking page history now...) [[User:Galvanisation|Galvanisation]] 09:00, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
:Update: Someone called "Starfield" started it. [[User:Galvanisation|Galvanisation]] 09:03, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
::I thought "Machine Wars" deserved a line. If you want my opinion, ''Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers'' through ''Operation Combination'' are derivatives of G1 and are actually broken down on the [[Generation 1 (franchise)]] page (you can find them by clicking on G1), so they could be removed. The same could go for ''Beast Wars II'' and ''Neo''. Also, if there could be one line for Gobots, with a page branching off from there, it would be good.&mdash;[[User:Starfield|Starfield]] 10:30, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
I think it looks quite impressive. But, I must admit, I had a hand in this too. I added all the U.S. franchises to the list. I did not, however, add the Japanese franchises. But, when saw that someone had, I tweaked the list a bit by changing "comic" to "manga" on those that had manga instead of comics. I also added "manga" to G1 since it had both "comics" ''and'' "manga". I then continued tweaking by fixing some links that needed to be fixed. And I added the "<s>toyline</s>" and "comic" to Transtech. Say what you guys want about he list being a negative thing, but I think it's spectacular. [[User:Sabrblade|Sabrblade]] 15:09, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
   
The main page is supposed to be welcoming and accessible, not overwhelming and anal. More bluntly, this is a U.S.-centric Wiki. Masterforce et al. by no means deserve to be front and centered above Beast Wars. Before anybody even does it, we also don't need a front-page link to Music Label and Animorphs either. --[[User:Thylacine 2000|Thylacine 2000]] 15:33, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
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Movie Review: Transformers 3- Dark of the Moon
:I thought Interrobang would know better than to shove in all the Japanese series as well. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 16:14, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
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[http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/ENT-transformers-3-movie-review-2230295.html?HF-6=]
::I aim for consistency. If you're going to dump all of the obscure Hasbro series into the list, then the Japanese series are fair game. Now that they're all removed, I don't care. [[User:Interrobang|—Interrobang]] 21:01, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
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[http://daily.bhaskar.com/article/ENT-transformers-3-movie-review-2230295.html?HF-6=]
:You boys ''do'' know that swears don't really make you sound "grown-up," don't you? -
 
:::Criticizing the use of words won't, either. [[User:Interrobang|—Interrobang]] 23:15, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
::Maybe, but editing a toy-robot wiki does prove that our cocks are ''massive.'' - [[User:Jackpot|Jackpot]] 22:20, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
:::And I'm Australian. We curse all the time. I swear it. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 23:03, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== did you know... ==
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== Note regarding satire ==
   
this is what your main page looks like to the public that dont/cant have ads blocked?
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It has come to my attention that many users who are...unfamiliar with the concept of satire will sometimes attempt to change articles and insist that we are bashing their favorite characters, continuities, etc. Therefore, I've decided to add a note to the front page explaining how we do things here and why. I will not add the note until it has been approved by several individuals, including, but not limited to, my colleagues on the administrative staff. If you have any changes or additions that you wish to suggest, please let me know. The following is the current draft of the notice:
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:Important Notice to all users: Here at Teletraan-I, our philosophy is that one cannot truly appreciate something unless they are willing to make fun of it. As such, many articles on this wiki are written for the purpose of satire. The humor used on this wiki is not meant to bash or denounce the subjects that are discussed; rather it is meant as a lighthearted jibe at the franchise that we enjoy, and our fellow fans. For instance, the "Ruined FOREVER" article is meant to be sarcastic, and does not actually denounce any of the topics listed, but rather pokes fun at those closed-minded fans whom vehemently protest any perceived changes to the franchise. Articles such as "Bayformers" or "Pokeformers" are meant to satirize the mindset that some fans may have toward certain continuities. Having said that, any unauthorized attempt to remove these articles, or to change their fundamental aspects, will not go unpunished. Repeat offenders will be banned. You have been warned.
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[[User:Xeno the Hedgehog|Xeno the Hedgehog]] 22:45, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
   
[[:Image:Ads_push_down.jpg]]
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== Colors/Background ==
   
would you consider using the <mainpage> tags so that its not as ugly for the rest of us?
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For some reason, just the main page is difficult to read with the light gray font against the white background. Is it possible to change the text color to black? No other pages appear like this.--[[User:Endresr1|<font color="#0099FF">Trip</font>]] 20:24, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
   
--[[User:Uberfuzzy|Uberfuzzy]] 13:12, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
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:I don't know what happened. It doesn't look like this before. --'''[[User:TX55|<span style= "color:#00FA9A">TX55</span>]]'''<small><SUP>''[[User talk:TX55|<span style= "color:#0000CD">TALK</span>]]''</SUP></small> 01:32, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
   
Actually, to me (i.e. Firefox 2) the note about the other two URLs is [http://transformers.wikia.com/index.php?title=Main_Page&showads=1&useskin=monaco covered up] - no pushdown of any kind. I can provide a screenshot if desired. --[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]] 18:07, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
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::Done, I just revert the [[MediaWiki:Wikia.css]]. ;-) --'''[[User:TX55|<span style= "color:#00FA9A">TX55</span>]]'''<small><SUP>''[[User talk:TX55|<span style= "color:#0000CD">TALK</span>]]''</SUP></small> 18:16, October 16, 2011 (UTC)
   
:We are intentionally leaving the front page broken to demonstrate how Wikia's new ads are screwing up Teletraan 1's layout for people who are not logged in. Hilariously, one of the Wikia staff's attempts to force a change on the front page made things worse... and he sneakily removed the big link to our discussion on moving to our own server. --[[User:FFN|FFN]] 05:29, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
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== The unfunny captions needs to go. ==
::Wikia's original "let us edit your mainpage for you!" actually ''broke'' the page in 2 of the 3 major browsers because their community helper didn't bother to check his work in anything but Internet Explorer.
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:''Moved to [[Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal/The Funny#The unfunny captions needs to go.|Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal/The Funny]]
::The page has been reverted back to its original state, which is broken in ''fewer'' browsers than the changes Wikia imposed on us when we made it clear we didn't want them.
 
::Yeah, we ''know'' that we could rewrite their shitty code to work- but their shitty new layout still looked shitty. This is the subject of an ongoing staring contest between us and Wikia-- their standard interaction with TT1 goes like this;
 
::* "Hey, I'm gonna suggest something!"
 
::* "What, you don't want to do it? But you have to!"
 
::* "No, really, I ''said'' it was a suggestion, but what I really meant is 'you have no choice,' now agree."
 
::* "I'm doing it anyway."
 
::* "...oh crap, I broke it."
 
::So we ''know'' the main page is ugly. But it's staying that way for the moment while we glare at one another. -[[User:Derik|Derik]] 05:46, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
 
   
==Moving Images==
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==Teletraan for ever==
Can we add in moving images like why don't we try replacing the image of bulkhead transforming his kibble into a chair to an image of bulkhead transforming his kibble into a chair in a motion way. They way we don't have to add in more than one image to merge into one. [[User:Mr. Serious|Mr. Serious]] 15:48, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
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this wiki is fantastic.
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in the other transformers wiki tthere are a lot of problems (tf3 wiki is a ghost wiki there isn't anyone that edit the article) but in this wiki there are the best admins, the best users and the best transformers article
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by Shockwave1704
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:Agreed! I used to us another wiki called TFWiki, but it doesn't seem to have the seriousness of this one. Go Teletraan 1 --[[User:TFan99|TFan99]] ([[User talk:TFan99|talk]]) 22:21, August 19, 2013 (UTC)
   
== broken image ==
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== Relevant information ==
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:''Moved to [[Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal#Relevant information|Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal]]''
   
Is this [[:Image:Tfwikiamainborken.png|image broken]] since September 24th for anybody else, or is it just me? --[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]] 13:52, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
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== Visual Editor ==
:i saw it to. try now. see if its still broken. --[[User:Uberfuzzy|Uberfuzzy]] 14:53, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
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On other wikis I can switch between WYSIWYG editing and source code editing? Why not here?--http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/thumb/c/ce/Hm_fortress_maximus-1-.gif/39px-Hm_fortress_maximus-1-.gif [[User:FortressMaximus|Fort Max]] says http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130430193048/transformers/images/thumb/4/43/AutobotInsigniaVector.svg/30px-AutobotInsigniaVector.svg.png [[w:c:transformers:User_talk:FortressMaximus|'til All Are One]] and http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130318205104/macross/images/thumb/e/e2/UN_Spacy_Logo.svg/30px-UN_Spacy_Logo.svg.png [[w:c:macross:User_talk:FortressMaximus|Deculture!]] ([[User_Talk:FortressMaximus|Talk]]) 02:40, November 17, 2013 (UTC)
::Better. --[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]] 21:52, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
 
:::Ok, good. If you see it happen again, try this: Go to the "Image:" page that the thumbnail is of, and place <code>?action=purge</code> at the end, and click "go", (or what ever your browser calls it). By doing this, you are telling the image server to trash any cached data about that image, and this causes all thumbnails to be rebuilt the next time they are loaded. The fact that the image image its self was corrupted, but not the source image tells me that it was just some server side random glitch. It just happens randomly in systems where there is thumbnail caching being done. /shrug. --[[User:Uberfuzzy|Uberfuzzy]] 03:57, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== half hidden logo ==
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== Is this place dead? ==
   
[[Image:Tfwikia-logo-error-ff3.png|200x200px|Monaco. Firefox 3.]] Monaco. Firefox 3. --[[User:M.mendel|◄mendel►]] 12:26, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
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I just became a member of wikia to help this Transfomres wiki (since TFWiki won't let me join their club) and thought to help out with some very new info. (Like Rise of the Dark Spark video game page) But I can't help but to notice A LOT of info here are out of date and new info are no where to be seen. (there wasn't even a box art for the TWO YEAR old "Fall of cybertron" video game (there is now since I put it))
:Should be fixed now. Some of the css was not where it was supposed to be. Let us know if it happens again. --[[User:Uberfuzzy|Uberfuzzy]] 06:19, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
 
   
== IRC channel? ==
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Not being the spoiled one but I have to say this wiki is doing really.....how do I put this.....bad. What gives?
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Cyborg_Wizard[[User:Cyborg Wizard|Cyborg Wizard]] ([[User talk:Cyborg Wizard|talk]]) 18:38, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
   
I saw the wikia doesn't have an IRC channel, thought it would be nice to set one up. I made a page with the [[IRC|server info]] but it would get more views if there was a link of some kind on the front page.
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== Change that introduction ==
   
If you think it's a good idea and link it, thanks
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Whoever in charge of the Main Page, please change that introduction; It makes me cry. Look at it; The first thing it has is a "breaking news" (with very unattractive writing), and then without even a period, there is the "Welcome" passage. Notice ANYTHING wrong?
   
If not... well at least I tried
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The first impression of the reader makes big difference. And that main page ain't doing a very good job at it. Have a different section for news and keep the welcoming passage clean and nice.
   
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Cyborg the Criticizer--[[User:Cyborg Wizard|Cyborg Wizard]] ([[User talk:Cyborg Wizard|talk]]) 18:59, April 17, 2014 (UTC)
   
--[[user:ninja187|ninja187]] 17:07, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
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== Update the homepage!!! ==
   
:Wikia IRC channels are mostly on Freenode. Then we can add it to the web interface at http://irc.wikia.com/ There's nothing to stop you using a different network of course, but it does mean that people with an interest in more than one subject can be in multiple IRC channels. Let me know if you want a Freenode channel added to the web interface -- [[User:Sannse|sannse]]<staff /> ([[User talk:sannse|talk]]) 17:45, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
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It been about 5-6 years now! shouldn't the "Revenge of the fallen is Now on DVD" be replaced with Dark of the moon, or Predicons Rising?
   
== City Commander ==
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== Personality Quiz - where? ==
   
Is the City Commander Ultra MAgnus upgrade Fanon? IT is awesome 01:39, 22 October 2008 (UTC)01:39, 22 October 2008 (UTC)01:39, 22 October 2008 (UTC)01:39, 22 October 2008 (UTC)01:39, 22 October 2008 (UTC)~``````
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When I click on the link for the Transformers Personality Quiz, it takes me to a blank page. Where is the quiz? Or is it being blocked by the ad blocker in my browser? ~ [[User:Mando Jetii|Mando Jetii]] ([[User talk:Mando Jetii|talk]]) 17:32, May 27, 2015 (UTC)

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Japanese shows? Edit

Umm, the G1 cartoon sections don't link to pages for Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory/Zone. Nothing on the main page to note them as part of G1 or their own franchise. Ought to fix this. I mean, these shows are all available in North America now.

Poll Edit

Should we change the poll? It seems pretty old. Teh lolz! Bionicle+Lotr 22:29, September 19, 2009 (UTC).


04/03/12 Should we change the poll? the oscar nomination is finished

Neener neenerEdit

Moved to Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal

Stop that Edit

Someone must stop that child from mindless uploading of crappy pictures! Technical 10:10, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

I need helpEdit

I just created a wiki called TRANSFORMERS toys Wiki,and I need people to sign up!Masterman555 19:33, November 5, 2009 (UTC)

Obama Edit

Does anyone want to create an article on Barack Obama because he did a lot in ROTF, like disband NEST (which played a big part) and was rushed to a bunker (which was not-so-big part). Teh lolz! Bionicle+Lotr 00:51, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Obama didn't disband NEST, did he?

In Age of Extinction "The President" has a hand in all that, thinking that Attinger is only going after Decepticons. Matt Seay (talk) 04:03, July 6, 2014 (UTC)

please note: Edit

I am HYLIAN FURY. I swiched emails. JoeConvoy 23:50, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Transformers is the best. Can you tell me how to summon transformers?Edit

I have just one thing to say. Transformers forever! Garth Davis 12:32, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

We all think the same.Shock 56 18:56, January 29, 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article Edit

Can we have a new Featured Article? Jhiaxus has been up there for ages... Helix341 18:34, April 12, 2011 (UTC)Helix341

Movie Review: Transformers 3- Dark of the Moon [1] [2]

Note regarding satire Edit

It has come to my attention that many users who are...unfamiliar with the concept of satire will sometimes attempt to change articles and insist that we are bashing their favorite characters, continuities, etc. Therefore, I've decided to add a note to the front page explaining how we do things here and why. I will not add the note until it has been approved by several individuals, including, but not limited to, my colleagues on the administrative staff. If you have any changes or additions that you wish to suggest, please let me know. The following is the current draft of the notice:

Important Notice to all users: Here at Teletraan-I, our philosophy is that one cannot truly appreciate something unless they are willing to make fun of it. As such, many articles on this wiki are written for the purpose of satire. The humor used on this wiki is not meant to bash or denounce the subjects that are discussed; rather it is meant as a lighthearted jibe at the franchise that we enjoy, and our fellow fans. For instance, the "Ruined FOREVER" article is meant to be sarcastic, and does not actually denounce any of the topics listed, but rather pokes fun at those closed-minded fans whom vehemently protest any perceived changes to the franchise. Articles such as "Bayformers" or "Pokeformers" are meant to satirize the mindset that some fans may have toward certain continuities. Having said that, any unauthorized attempt to remove these articles, or to change their fundamental aspects, will not go unpunished. Repeat offenders will be banned. You have been warned.

Xeno the Hedgehog 22:45, April 25, 2011 (UTC)

Colors/Background Edit

For some reason, just the main page is difficult to read with the light gray font against the white background. Is it possible to change the text color to black? No other pages appear like this.--Trip 20:24, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

I don't know what happened. It doesn't look like this before. --TX55TALK 01:32, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
Done, I just revert the MediaWiki:Wikia.css. ;-) --TX55TALK 18:16, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

The unfunny captions needs to go. Edit

Moved to Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal/The Funny

Teletraan for everEdit

this wiki is fantastic. in the other transformers wiki tthere are a lot of problems (tf3 wiki is a ghost wiki there isn't anyone that edit the article) but in this wiki there are the best admins, the best users and the best transformers article by Shockwave1704

Agreed! I used to us another wiki called TFWiki, but it doesn't seem to have the seriousness of this one. Go Teletraan 1 --TFan99 (talk) 22:21, August 19, 2013 (UTC)

Relevant information Edit

Moved to Transformers Wiki talk:Community Portal

Visual Editor Edit

On other wikis I can switch between WYSIWYG editing and source code editing? Why not here?--39px-Hm_fortress_maximus-1-.gif Fort Max says 30px-AutobotInsigniaVector.svg.png 'til All Are One and 30px-UN_Spacy_Logo.svg.png Deculture! (Talk) 02:40, November 17, 2013 (UTC)

Is this place dead? Edit

I just became a member of wikia to help this Transfomres wiki (since TFWiki won't let me join their club) and thought to help out with some very new info. (Like Rise of the Dark Spark video game page) But I can't help but to notice A LOT of info here are out of date and new info are no where to be seen. (there wasn't even a box art for the TWO YEAR old "Fall of cybertron" video game (there is now since I put it))

Not being the spoiled one but I have to say this wiki is doing really.....how do I put this.....bad. What gives? Cyborg_WizardCyborg Wizard (talk) 18:38, April 17, 2014 (UTC)

Change that introduction Edit

Whoever in charge of the Main Page, please change that introduction; It makes me cry. Look at it; The first thing it has is a "breaking news" (with very unattractive writing), and then without even a period, there is the "Welcome" passage. Notice ANYTHING wrong?

The first impression of the reader makes big difference. And that main page ain't doing a very good job at it. Have a different section for news and keep the welcoming passage clean and nice.

Cyborg the Criticizer--Cyborg Wizard (talk) 18:59, April 17, 2014 (UTC)

Update the homepage!!! Edit

It been about 5-6 years now! shouldn't the "Revenge of the fallen is Now on DVD" be replaced with Dark of the moon, or Predicons Rising?

Personality Quiz - where? Edit

When I click on the link for the Transformers Personality Quiz, it takes me to a blank page. Where is the quiz? Or is it being blocked by the ad blocker in my browser? ~ Mando Jetii (talk) 17:32, May 27, 2015 (UTC)

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