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  • Hi there Ohmystars! Happy New Year!! Just wanted to know if all is well? Haven't heard of you in a while and am kind of worried since I saw one of your label on w:c:kingkiller is now "RETIRED CHANCELLOR"... I do hope you are occasionally still around?

    Just wondering if it's too late to take up your offer about being a moderator from last year? But with a twist, being both "content" and "discussion" moderator! Hear me out; you'd think with the combined groups, the rights one gain is close to being an actual admin, so why not just go for that? But that's just it, it's "close", but it's still lacking the right to edit MediaWiki pages, something I absolutely don't think I'd be needing to do on this particular wiki, which is why I think the option is perfect. I'm asking for the position simply because I'm anal about images and recently there's been duplicates again, and frankly I feel quite helpless for not able to do anything when you are the only one able to actually deleting them and not being around lately. As for the discussion moderator, it is because some threads doesn't seem to be posted on the correct board, and if I have to constantly notify an actual moderator to make the adjustment, might as well just be one myself to avoid the hassle and get it done faster. Hope you'll think about it?

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    • Hi there, Ohmystars! I just wanted to know that because of one particular image that was turning out to almost escalate into an editing war; I sought out Staff help to get the content moderator position, as the lack of protection rights with the remaining editors is a major issue without you active; I'll leave you to decide whether the additional discussion moderator right is needed; and should you wish to remove the right, it's okay, too. I'm just temporarily stepping in to take precautions. =D Hope all is well!!

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  • Hey there Ohmystars! Hope all is well! User:Asnow89 has posted User blog:Asnow89/The Book Cooks: Winter Menu, and she prefers to keep it as a blog, but I feel that people might not be aware of it; I wanted to perhaps create a forum thread and ask you to highlight it, but I wasn't sure just which board (Board:News & Announcements or Board:Community noticeboard) to post it at, so I figured I'd just ask you about it. But yeah, if you don't think it's necessary, than that's fine, too. =]

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    • Hey there! Happy holiday! Hope all is going well? Want to know your thoughts on the previous post! I think it's a little weird that although when the blog was posted on Wikia's official tumblr, it got more than 100 notes, but there's so little people voting on the actual blog, so highlighting it might help??

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  • Hey there, I think I should have brought this up earlier, but was it intentional that the links and the red-links are almost not distinguishable? Just wondering.

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    • I agree about having the information on the individual book pages too, so I've added the audio parameter to the book infobox template. I wanted to add "number of chapters parameter, but visually it didn't look good to have pages and chapters below each other in the infobox, so I added the chapter information to the pages row instead.

      As for the interview, it does look like the audiobook has that bonus material. You could add it in the trivia section. Is there something special said in the interview?

      Btw, (I think you probably noticed already), but in the end I renamed all the character article titles. I might change some once I finished the book.

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    • k cool (about how the chapter info are incorporated)

      Um, not sure if it's anything TOO special; I kind of feel like some of the information probably could be found in other interviews, like the Puss in Boots stuff, I think she also talked about what other fairy tales should we like to do retellings on, beside AAiW that is. She also talked about why the countries are choose like that (again probably could be found somewhere else), but anyways I'm glad this time I'm hearing it from her xP

      And yeah, noticed xDDD. Where you at with the book?

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  • Hello, I was wondering if you'd like to affiliate with the Shatter Me Wiki? I've been working on it for a while now, and I think that Lunartics might like the series. Would you want to?


    Thank you!

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  • Hey there! I almost had a heart attack earlier, but it turns out it wasn't some severe stuff so thank goodness lol. Basically I jumped when my typo indicator flagged for "Brasil"; before, I followed what you set up and I just thought perhaps I imagined the spelling of the country name wrong the entire time. Turns out Brasil is indeed how the Brazilian would spell their country name, making it technically not wrong, but in English it is spelled as "Brazil", so I've changed it to that, because we aren't listing Germany as Deutschland or Russia as Росси́я, so I don't see why we should be doing an exception for Brazil.

    The other thing is about the Netherlands edition... I mean, you probably know by now, I have no faith in Marissa Meyer when it comes to stuff that's not American (I'm dead serious). I was able to find the publisher's site, but from what I gather it is now under Wikipedia:Standaard Uitgeverij, a Belgian publisher, which, still makes sense since they also speak Dutch? My problem is... The page I found was under .be and there is a .nl version (http://www.wpg.nl/home.htm), but I could not find the books in the latter; it makes me wonder if the books are available in Belgium as well... Cuz why else would it be listed on a site with that url? Because of this, I'm also very torn about what to put for the social media... Cuz I'm not seeing ones specifically for "Manteau", and if going for WPG Uitgevers, like the site, they all have "België" in the page title, so I thought it was really weird about where this particular Dutch edition is published.

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    • Haha no need for heart attack! Where was "Brasil" written? Did I write that? It was probably just a typo error, not something intentional and surely not with some complicated reason behind it. I didn't even know that it is spelled like that in Portuguese (Brazilian). Lol!

      As for the Dutch edition... Standaard Uitgeverij indeed looks like the publisher is from Belgium. Not sure if you know much about Belgium but it is divided. One part is called Flanders, where they also speak Dutch, just a different accent. The other part is called Wallonia, where they mainly speak French. Anyway, the Wikipedia page says that Manteau, used to be an independent publisher but is now owned by Standaard. Here is the information page about Manteau: http://www.wpg.nl/uitgeverijen/boeken/Manteau.htm The contact address is in Antwerpen, a city in Belgium. So my guess is: it is published by a Belgium publisher that translated it to Dutch (and not French, because the publisher is from Flanders, not Wallonia), and distributed it in the Flanders and to The Netherlands. I checked and the book is also on sale in Dutch book shops.

      P.S. Will reply your other posts "Fonts" later.

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    • Yeah.... but that Manteau page was all I'm able to find on the .nl version, I wasn't able to find equivalents for:

      Is it normal for publisher to only distribute the book to another country that also speak a language they spoke, but not selling it in its own country? Edited: Sorry, did not see the "and distributed it in the Flanders and to The Netherlands." part lol. Or So should we add "Flanders" as it's a region and worth mentioning? I didn't look too into Belgium, I just know it has three official languages... and I thought that just meant they would all work... didn't realize perhaps it's like a "Quebec in Canada" situation??

      The Brazil thing is named for the book covers and when they were on display in individual book pages, I changed some of them, but the file names are out of my hands lol. My built in translator on Mac actually does recognize "Brasil" when I was too lazy to verify it via the Net, which was why I just followed what you typed... I have no idea why I only noticed the typo correction much later. xP

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  • I was on the Lunar Chronicles Tumblr page and there was some fanart that was submitted anonymously. Who should I give the credit to; should I just say it was found on the tumblr page? Or should I even upload it at all?


    Thank you.

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    • Hiya, I'd suggest you to download the image and then use Google Search (search by upload function) to find where else it is on the internet. Try to locate the original author, since the author probably posted it somewhere (like his blog, website or deviantart profile). Also, you can look if the author's name or signature is somewhere on the image. Like the first image in the Tumblr page you've linked me to says "Julie Crowell" at the left bottom. Then try to search for the author's website. If you really can't find the author, let me know. I'll also try to help and if I can't find it either, then we'd better not upload it here.

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    • The second one had zero search results when I looked up the photo, but I found that the first had many reposts on various social media sites. I searched any instagram and tumblr pages, but there wasn't any account. The only places else I could think of searching is Pinterest, yet I unfortunately do not have a Pinterest account.

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    • Oh, and for fanarts with mulitple characters, where should I add them? I feel like it is a little unnecessary to add the photo to each gallery.

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  • Hey there! Idk if you are still tweaking, but is it possible for you to consider disable the special fonts on List of international publishers and publications and Publishers of The Lunar Chronicles? Hear me out! I actually do like how the fonts make the wiki look overall in general, but on those two pages, because it contains other languages, some of them are not supported by this font (if they aren't made of latin alphabets) and it just looks a bit messy when there's more than three different font faces (bold and italic when strictly speaking in typography terms are actually counted as different fonts) in a page. I think the h2/h3 header can stay different, but it's the content font I'm referring to. Please consider it?

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    • Ugh... if the translators were the same for every book, then it would be perfect to have the translators listed in the Publishers page, separated from the Editions page. Because the translator differ, I think it would be better to have them listed together with the books. But if we do that, the publishers page is kinda useless with only series title, country, language and publisher.....

      So I tried to create one big table to include everything again. This is my attempt: User:Ohmystars/Sandbox. Of course we don't have to use it. It's just for experimental purposes. The styling is also just default (can be changed later). What do you think?

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    • Ohmystars!!! I'm gonna be off-topic for a tiny bit, but I have to say this! I LOVE how open you are with discussing the format!!!! Like asking my input and stuff! Man, it's like... you made me feel important lmao. Okay that came off really freaking creepy, but I just want to let you know that a few months back, I said you are one of the (if not THE) nicest admins I've known, and I still super mean it! Like seriously... I swear a lot of wikis if you have too much ideas they'd think you are annoying and trying to interfere with what they are doing or something lol.

      Back to the actual topic. Hmmm, do you remember initially, I was like: "can we keep this "EVERYTHING-INCLUDED" article and then do split-pages", but afterwards after seeing your proposal, I went directly splitting the pages? Do you think that perhaps what's on your sandbox can now become the "EVERYTHING-INCLUDED" article for people who want to see everything at one go, but we still keep the split ones?

      It's not that I don't like what you come up with, I think it is as of now, looking very efficient in displaying most of the stuff we talked about, but I do think sometimes it is just impossible to be absolutely perfect when there's so many stuff to factor; the reason why I've grown fond of the currently split pages (not just because I've worked on them lol), is because for the heavily image-featured one, the TOC is surprisingly accurate and it allows people to jump straight to the country/region they're interested in viewing; whereas the table one there's manually inserted numbers to keep track of the amount, a long with the sortable aspect where one can have different listing ways to view the same information. It seems to me that the stuff that I think make them convenient would be lost if we switch to the "EVERYTHING-INCLUDED" method in order to compromise for a better layout, so I'm hoping we could simply have them all. lol

      K, so disregarding all that, if not wanting have three pages, I tried to work on the matter that caused the original problem: don't want any scrolls. I realized that the stuff I made "un-sortable", can actually be merged with the column prior to it, so here's the second try: User:Xxsammmsammmxx/experiments#Second_test

      My only but very big issue, is that, for the last two columns, what's being sorted is actually basing on the "Series title" and then the "Publishers" (the sortable table works fine); but the display made it look like it's the "Translator(s)" and "social media" that's being sorted; I have no idea if there's a way to make the sortable triangle thingy (the thing you click on to sort) to appear specifically WHERE you want it to appear. That is, like I said, my biggest issue for it, for now. The other minor thing is that I think the series title may be less obvious at first, so I'm thinking that besides italic, I'll add bold to pop it up? Lastly, I was wondering (and this can be really laughed at), if it's possible to create a conjoint icons/social media templates, something like w:c:syfyfaceoff:Template:Twitter, but instead of only for twitter, one can choose Facebook/instagram/pinterest etc. and it'll display the squarish icon and being linkable; it has been on my mind for a while, but now I really do think that on the long run, it will save byte size (like no need to receptively insert https://, www.facebook.com/ etc.) and the three of those squarish icons takes up less space than seeing text (e.g.: the width is narrower than displaying them as ---> Facebook ▪ Twitter ▪ Instagram) And I suppose people can also use this if they are willing to share that kind of information on their profile (I know there's a "my website" option on the top, but I think that's something that if you choose to display, it will show on EVERY wiki you are on, and perhaps there's stuff people would only want to show on certain wikis)


      Let me know what you think!


      Edited: for the "EVERYTHING-INCLUDED" page, my opinion is the following tweak: User:Xxsammmsammmxx/experiments#Third_test I probably picked the worst examples to show, but the reason I think the publisher title should get a full-length column, is because if wanting to be thorough (which is what I personally prefer), some of the publishers' full names are pretty lengthy, and if they are not a system using roman numeral, I doubt the majority of English speakers would have a clue as to how to pronounce the company short of copy and pasting and see what you get in google search. I don't think It'll look nice when it's crammed to the side; plus, some of the translated book titles are long as well, for example, the Germany one on your sandbox, when being viewed on my screen, only the second book has its title within one line. If that makes any sense. Just an idea.

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  • Ohmystars wrote: I have updated your experiments page because I really liked how you ordened the cover that way... do you mind if I add them to the series article?
    BTW, after a surprisingly challenging search, I finally located the Japanese edition... but here's the thing, Cinder is currently the only one being translated (released on 2015/04/16), but that's not the problem; I'm not exactly sure how you'd like to proceed this as it got split into two books "CINDER シンダー 上" and "CINDER シンダー 下"; here's the respective links from the publisher's official website:

    I know some books due to their thickness would get split into more than one volume, but Cinder is the thinnest from the main series so far; kind of makes me wonder how many books the later ones will be published as.

    Do you want 2 separate images? I found the publisher tweeted a combined image, but that's also including the sort of advertising piece of label that's not really part of the book. CCqvPkeUIAAEVFW.jpg

    The super nice HQ version without the label can be found on amazon, but I just wonder if you really want two big files that's basically a mirror version of each other when it comes the the image.


    Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I'm absolutely NOT uploading separate files for the sake of uploading separate files, if that makes any sense; like I'm not doing it just because I prefer .png and just started switching them out; if an already-uploaded good quality image is .jpg, I will not be uploading duplicates just so they could be .png; however, if the .jpg file is considerably low-res, that's when I see the opportunity to switch them and preserve quality shall the occasion needs it. For the Korean ones though, I realized the versions you've uploaded, along with what's more likely to be found via google, actually are images with the extra label over it; the thing I was telling you about with the Japanese version. I've confirmed this when looking at fan photos of the books physically, as long as the preview function certain Korean websites provides (unfortunately it's adobe flash, so I couldn't just drag the perfect images like I'd love to lol) If you still prefer covers WITH the label;

    are what I managed to find for Cinder and Scarlet, (Cress is already considerably HQ so I didn't bother looking), like File:Scarlet Cover Korea.jpg def. needs replacing if choosing to keep them, cuz the bottom left has a watermark.

    If I manage to find better versions for Portugal, Sweden, Thailand and Turkey; I will also be doing the same thing. Just giving you the heads up! (Pixelated images really hurts the eyes!!!)

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    • OMG! I think your idea of splitting the pages is perfectly well balanced! (I was a tad bit too focused on getting them all in one place)

      I'll test it out in my user page soon. But is it okay for the first one (the table method), to include the publisher official website and their social media? Cuz I really do think that's what helped make finding the books possible lol.

      Adding book release date (if not just month), should be considerably possible, I'd just add that underneath the title and see how it looks.

      UPDATED: Feel free to move List of international publishers and publications to Editions of The Lunar Chronicles without leaving a redirect! (which is why I haven't moved it myself, not sure if you want to keep the old name); after testing, I've once again gone ahead and created Publishers of The Lunar Chronicles, hopefully this time the title fits what you prefer!

      I know the scroll may take some time to get used to, but believe me, I've tried sticking with the 700px limit; there's simply no way to fit that much info without the table looking super cramped and unpleasant! So I hope this is acceptable! I know it looks fairly similar with what's already on the series page, but I think how the HP Wikipedia page uses the sorting tables is a nice touch. Please don't remove the ones on the series page just yet! I'm still using it as a guideline... cuz as you can see, both the edition page and publisher page are still incomplete; I'm still gathering info as I go. I'll also be removing the duplicate info on the edition page now the second page is created, but that's the secondary task after filling the content.

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    • Ah... well done!!! Don't worry, I won't remove anything until we're completely done. I'll help out with the pages whenever I have time

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  • Hey there! Hope all is well!

    I have to say, being on several wiki really is hard @@ (at least for me). I haven't been checking every article here for some time, and it is only until the most recent Levana edit that brought this issue to my attention... I was not aware that, for example, Cinder (character), the edit after http://lunarchronicles.wikia.com/wiki/Cinder_(character)?oldid=14121 has changed its format, making the subsection of "Biography" once again "out of universe" style, bluntly laying out, using the title of each book as subsection names. Is this preferred? I'm just checking because the edits were done by a then-admin and I don't want to revert the format if the current one is actually what this wiki wants.

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    • Hey there! It's been a while, so when you have the time, can you take a look at the original question in the first post? I would still like to know the preferred article format so they can be unified.

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  • Could you please write a blog post to encourage fans to vote for the battle of the fantasy foods please?

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