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I love those kinds of games too! Mana, Dragon Quest? Have you ever heard of Dragon Warrior: Shadows of Erdrick?

- Punkred13 Signature

Well, if it's a spinoff, manga, or related medium to the mainline DQ/DW games, it can be here. The reason these games had such different titles was that TSR (D&D guys folded into Wizards of the Coast and absorbed by Hasbro) had a "DragonQuest" card game. That trademark expired early 2000s, so SQEX was again able to use Dragon Quest in the US and elsewhere. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 05:52, July 4, 2018 (UTC)

Adoption

Hi. I’ve given you admin and bureaucrat rights on this community as you requested. You now have the tools you need to clean up, customize and maintain the wiki.

Check out your Admin Dashboard, which can be found by clicking "Admin" on the bottom toolbar -- it has links to all your new tools. Please let me know if you have any questions, and good luck with your new (old) wiki! -- Wendy (talk@fandom 06:03, September 20, 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Manager introduction

Hello, I'm Flanqer, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for the Dragon Quest Wiki. I introduced myself in Discussions, but wanted to drop you a personal message since you're one of the active admins. I'm here to help your community, and to be a liaison to full-time Fandom Staff. If you ever have any questions related to the wiki, whether it's about editing, styling, infoboxes, policy, etc, please contact me on my talk page.

Flanqer (talk) 22:50, May 15, 2019 (UTC)

I should clarify that I'm not here to do editing for you, nor reorganize categories, etc. My role, as explained in the announcement on Community Central, is primarily one of tech support. I can offer suggestions and advice, answer questions about editing or other wiki-related tasks, help you learn how to use advanced features, and help fix anything that's broken or not working the way you want. Depending on the situation I might edit something for you, but only if I'm able to do it quickly.

I checked out the monster templates; there don't seem to be many differences other than the colors, so they could certainly be consolidated into a single template, and CSS could be used to set the different colors. I'll see if I can get that started for you.

Flanqer @fandom (Talk) 02:07, June 5, 2019 (UTC)

Tab debugging

Thanx for doing the tabber on the silhouette. But how can you make the File: and 200px thing above and below the picture respectively not show up, think you can edit the monster info template to not do that? Thanx. The IT 15 (talk) 02:42, August 7, 2019 (UTC)

From what I understand and what I've looked at, it's an issue with the template code. Currently, the monster info template is hardcoded to put in the extra syntax which doesn't work with the tabber modification. The character info template does not have this bug. If you can figure a way to match the two, you're golden. But, if we make just one change to either template, we're going to have to parse through thousands of pages to fix it. You think you and Dawg can handle the load? Swordzmanp236 (talk) 03:54, August 7, 2019 (UTC)
I converted the MonsterInfo template to the modern infobox syntax so that you can use <gallery> for tabbed images. I saved it as a draft version for now. Check out the test page and see what you think. Flanqer @fandom 03:14, August 19, 2019 (UTC)
Would you like me to move the draft version over top of the {{MonsterInfo}} template, or do you want to do more testing on it first? Flanqer @fandom 16:32, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Quintet Wiki Affiliation

Hello! This is a response to the message you left on my talk page. There actually is hard evidence connecting Quintet to Dragon Quest, as one of the founders was a programmer for Dragon Quest V during his time at Quintet. Its not much, but it is something.

--Tgr6234 (talk) 00:32, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

Hello again! Sorry to bother you, but I have more than just one piece of data. There were other Quintet employees that worked on Dragon Quest games, and are less obscure. Both Shinji Futami and Yokinobu Chida worked directly with Quintet in the development of several SNES games in the 90s. They also worked with many more Dragon Quest games. Futami was a project coordinator for the NES/Famicom version of Dragon Quest IV in addition to being the executive director of countless other Dragon Quest games. Yokinobu Chida worked on several Quintet games while working for Enix (now Square Enix), and he is credited as a producer in just about every Dragon Quest game. I'll spare you from the spiel on Keiji Honda, Hideki Yamamoto, and Kenjiro Kano. All of these people worked closely with Quintet on three or more titles and worked on many more Dragon Quest games in a crucial role.

--Tgr6234 (talk) 01:44, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

Double pipe calls

That template isn't being used anywhere, the only reference to it is your message on my talk page. Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:!!

Flanqer @fandom 20:55, November 6, 2019 (UTC)

Templates

I've noticed that Template:Infobox VG no longer works after being converted to the portable format, as seen in Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime. At the same time, I noticed that Template:Infobox Videogame is used in other game articles like Dragon Quest III. I was going to revert back Template:Infobox VG to non-portable standard, but then I noticed that Template:Infobox Videogame already works with that standard. Should I instead use that template to fix the Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime article?

Also, I've been creating articles for Dragon Quest III music albums. I've edited Template:Album a little to make it work with the data from albums, but the article is not complaint with the portable standard. I refrained from converting it because the particular display aesthetic would be lost. Is it okay to make it portable or should I leave it as it is? Jfgslo (talk) 21:23, January 2, 2020 (UTC)

I've converted Template:Album into the portable standard without issues, although it did lost its unique aesthetic. I also fixed the Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime article, but, while doing so, I noticed another problem besides Template:Infobox VG. There are two other templates that were being used in the Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime article, Template:Vgrelease and Template:Vgratings. They are used for region specific data and link to info at Wikipedia. The problem is that both templates were converted to the infobox portable standard despite not being infoboxes. They are something similar to data or design templates, but it seems they were classified as infoboxes since they were meant to be used inside infoboxes. I'm not a fan of that kind of template, but it seems to me that it would be enough to revert them back to their previous form to make them work. I'll leave it up to you because, as I mentioned, I abhor templates that work with those functions and have no desire to use them even if available. Jfgslo (talk) 01:02, January 3, 2020 (UTC)
I see what you’re talking about, but I myself have no knowledge of how to fix it period I’ll see if I can get some other folks to help untangle the mess. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 01:37, January 3, 2020 (UTC)

Navigation menu suggestion

I've noticed that the current navigation menu of the Wiki is dedicated to walkthroughs, but it only has two, one for Dragon Quest IX and one for Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker. I suggest that it's changed from "WALKTHROUGHS" to "MEDIA" and than have it link to categories of Anime, Manga, Music, Guides, etc., or alternatively to "OTHER STUFF" and have it link to other content categories. It seems to me no one benefits from having those walkthroughs on the navigation menu. It's kind of hard to navigate from a mobile device without a more appropriate navigation menu. Jfgslo (talk) 22:22, January 13, 2020 (UTC)

A bomb suggestion, chief! I will look into it. You write a list of what the categories are that contain what we want to make, and I will lock it into top nav. Sound good? Swordzmanp236 (talk) 02:02, January 14, 2020 (UTC)
Sure thing!
* #|Other DQ games stuff
** Category:Heroes|Heroes
*** #category6#
** Category:Characters|Characters
*** #category6#
** Category:Monsters|Monsters
*** #category6#
** Category:Items|Items
*** #category6#
** Category:Locations|Locations
*** #category6#
** Category:Vehicles|Vehicles
** Category:Guides|Guides
*** #category6#
* #|Other DQ Media
** Category:Anime|Anime
** Category:Manga|Manga
** Category:Music|Music
** Category:Books|Books
** Category:Videos|Videos
Something like this is what I had in mind. It would probably be advisable to remove altogether the "Community" tab (no one uses it in most Wikis anyway), although I don't know if it's possible (I think that it's possible and only the "Explore" tab can't be removed). "Books" and "Videos" are still a work in progress. Jfgslo (talk) 19:05, January 14, 2020 (UTC)
Because the blog is still sort of active around here, I am going to leave something up in Discussions and try to get a pulse on what readers and our regulars think. Thank you for what you do! Swordzmanp236 (talk) 21:02, January 15, 2020 (UTC)
No problem! I do it with joy.
By the way, I forgot to mention, you could also replace the "TOP CONTENT" tab if you wish to. That's also another tab that, while useful in theory, it's not really that used for most people. The majority come looking for an specific topic in a Wiki, not the most popular, recently changed or top users. It could be changed to leave the first tab for "Main series", and the current "GAMES" tab could be changed to "Spin-off games". A little like how it's done with Worlwide and Japan-only games at Fire Emblem Wiki. I dig more the approach taken by Castlevania Wiki that only has the mandatory "EXPLORE" and "DISCUSS" tabs in favor of tabs related to the subject content. Jfgslo (talk) 19:15, January 16, 2020 (UTC)

"Dragon Quest" page suggestion

I propose that the page Dragon Quest is replaced by the contents of Dragon Quest (franchise) with an additional notice placed above the article in the following way:

For the first game of the series, see Dragon Quest I
For the TV anime series, see Dragon Quest (TV series)

Also, I suggest to change the name of Dragon Quest (game) to Dragon Quest I and that any further clarification on the name is addressed within the opening paragraph such as this:

Dragon Quest I, officially named Dragon Quest and originally localized as Dragon Warrior, is the first title in the Dragon Quest game series....

I'm suggesting this because it makes no sense to have a "Dragon Quest" page that only offers redirects to other pages instead of explaining what is Dragon Quest. Furthermore, it redirects to:

Finally, I'd like to eventually change Dragon Quest (TV series) to "Abel Yusha Densetsu", "Legend of the Hero Abel" or something similar to differentiate it from other TV series. While Wikipedia uses "Dragon Quest" and it was officially released in English as "Dragon Warrior", since Dragon Quest is such an expansive IP, I'd like it to make it easy to find and differentiate it here in the Wiki for people that don't know much about the whole DQ franchise. Jfgslo (talk) 23:18, January 30, 2020 (UTC).

OK, I get what you’re saying. I was just looking up how our sister series handled this very same thing, and it looks like they’ve dropped most of the parenthetical tags from articles of the same name, leaving them for a “(disambiguation)” page to collect them all. We can just about follow suit. Dragon Quest is never referred to outside of fandom as “Dragon Quest I“ or “Dragon Warrior I“. I’d like to offer a concurrent proposal that we use “the original“ in the text when we write about the first game. It’s a little something like what I did with the film and book you just added. Let’s just say that we are going to need a lot of help to untangle this mess. Go ahead and differentiate the media side as you must. I’ll see what I can do about some of the other stuff. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 23:37, January 30, 2020 (UTC)

Hello

Nice to meet you :) Ellis99 VII & VIII 11:37, February 7, 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I don't know much about coding, but there are a few people at Pokémon Wiki (which I'm normally at). Ellis99 VII & VIII 17:56, February 7, 2020 (UTC)
Also, I'm not one of the originals, I adopted the wiki too. King hasn't been on for years (the bureaucrat at the time). Ellis99 VII & VIII 18:01, February 7, 2020 (UTC)


Message

I think what you say has merit. I would think keeping the game series and anime series page names, but create a franchise page to display that there are two pages for both. For instance, the franchise page would say that there two series the games and the anime. Ellis99 VII & VIII 11:13, February 12, 2020 (UTC)

Dragon Quest series

I'd like to suggest that you rename again Dragon Quest (game series) to Dragon Quest series and that other redirects are deleted. I don't know why it was changed, but it broke down what was already working neatly and it now redirects and redirects senselessly. There is no need for Dragon Quest (game series), Dragon Quest (franchise) and similar redirects. Your solution to handle it like the other DQ wiki was an excellent choice. Not even Wikipedia does that kind of naming for the series (it only has Dragon Quest for the whole series and media franchise, and Dragon Quest (video game) for the first game). The redirects are a pain in the neck to navigate and they also get confusing when they are used in navigation templates. So, I'm of the opinion that the previous naming, Dragon Quest series, is the better solution as welll as the removal of redirects to that page. Jfgslo (talk) 18:57, February 15, 2020 (UTC)

The logic behind that move baffles me as well, but now that former honcho Ellis99 seems to want to be back in the mix, we have to deal with him as well. He’s not a bad sort, though I strongly disagree with his interpretation of aesthetics. I told him we needed to come to some kind of consensus as to the order of things. The games came first, that much is certain; but then you’ve got like three or four different animated features coming right after the first game; then the second, then the third (which comes before the first), which then leads up to a real mess. At any rate, I don’t think we need to be splitting all kinds of hairs just to make sure our coverage is complete. What if I left you with some tools needed to help sort out the mess? Seems like the best option given the other members of our team have different foci. Give me a couple seconds to make those changes. Just don’t let them go to your head. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 20:32, February 15, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try to not let it go to my head. Please let me know if you feel it does. I tend to work in bursts, so I might forget it. Jfgslo (talk) 02:01, February 16, 2020 (UTC)
You haven’t anything to worry about if you’re NOT one of those people who gets like, "Oh, the power! The absolute power!! And it’s all MINE!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!!" You didn’t strike me as the type. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 02:18, February 16, 2020 (UTC)

Navigation menu change requests

In the "THE BIG BOOK OF...", inside "Other media", could you change "Videos" for "Manga" and place it above "Anime"? The reason is that DQ manga precedes DQ anime and there are far more manga than anime.

Also, when I suggested the "Videos" tab, I had in mind a category for articles that were related to videos that were not anime, such as Dragon Quest Ballet, promotional videos from the 1990s and other similar stuff once such articles were created. But, unbeknownst to me, Fandom uses that category for file uploads. That is, besides the dedicated section Special:Videos, Fandom has Category:Videos under Category:Files, which means Category:Videos is not suitable for content pages. Jfgslo (talk) 19:45, February 15, 2020 (UTC)

"Loto reincarnation" Title

Would you like me to remove or rename the "Loto reincarnation" title that's automatically attached to administrators of this Wiki? I found that Kingemocut did it just for laughs on 14 February 2014, no deep meaning behind that. Since Loto is no longer the official title and Roto has been turned back to Erdrick, I thought it's unnecessary to still have that questionable caption. If you want to change it yourself, just edit MediaWiki:User-identity-box-group-sysop. --Jfgslo (talk) 02:38, February 24, 2020 (UTC)

Mmm, got to agree with you there. That badge might be offensive to a small percentage of readers. There can be only one "Erdrick" in an era, so do you have any good replacement? Swordzmanp236 (talk) 03:37, February 24, 2020 (UTC)
The one you put is okay. I was thinking of not using any customized title and delete the current page or restore "Admin". But "Descendant of Erdrick" is good. You could also use "Acolyte of Rubiss", "Luminary", "Brave one" (as in "Brave" from "Yusha", aka "Hero") or "Zenithian".--Jfgslo (talk) 19:27, February 25, 2020 (UTC)

Remake/expansion game pages policy

What's the policy regarding the treatment of remakes? For example, Dragon Quest III has a single article for all its iterations and remakes, from NES to Switch. That, however, doesn't seem to apply to the Monsters series, which has Dragon Warrior Monsters and Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, which is the same game for different platforms in exactly the same was as DQ3 games are. Same with Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional, Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 and Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca's Marvelous Mysterious Key, and a few others. This is very evident here because the main page has eleven entries for all main series games and ten ones for the Monsters series games, yet, in reality, three of those are expansions/remakes.

So, what I'd like to know, for consistency sake, is the following: should those remake pages be merged into the original versions like the main series articles and like it's done in Wikipedia, or should each remake have its own individual page besides the original one? If it's the second, it follows, then, that main series games ought to have the same treatment.

From what I've seen in the Street Fighter Wiki and the Final Fantasy Wiki, the custom is to have a single article for different version/ports unless the gameplay has significant changes (e.g. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II': Hyper Fighting, but no Street Fighter II': Champion Edition; Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake, but no Final Fantasy III and its Nintendo DS remake versions).--Jfgslo (talk) 19:24, February 27, 2020 (UTC)

I can't even begin to tell you how much the things you're suggesting are sorely needed. Since we are also a Square Enix wiki, it would make a lot of sense to follow along with what our closest sister might be doing. Even if I don't have a lot of respect for some of the folks that run the place, I have to respect their work. Their consensus is this: if the remake/remaster is significantly different from the original, then its game page is separate from the main one. If not, we should be able to write a section detailing the differences. Some titles, like Dragon Quest VII, fall into this weird gray area where the story hasn't really changed, but the overall experience has. Maybe it's for technical reasons, or for brevity, or... well, you fill in the blanks. I only have a few key things that I'd like to happen as these changes are being made:
  1. Maintain an overall Commonwealth aesthetic. I have this in some earlier notes, but these games are mostly localized in British English. I've looked briefly at the Doctor Who fan wiki for some inspiration in this regard. They actually have a bot that passes through text and makes it appear British. It would be neat if we could have something like that.
  2. Don't just plop something from another wiki onto this one. Only recently have I begun to suspect some plagiarism at work. It hurts us in the long run with inaccurate information and glaring errors, and it may hurt the people we are trying to source it from.
  3. Make things easier to manage, for that "just in case" scenario. There may come a time when the current administration staff may need to step away (not that it'll happen, but it might). Future editors may not be familiar with what we are doing now, so let's leave them something to build on. Before a former administrator came back into the picture as an editor, this entire space had been left derelict for 18 months. That's when I rolled in and gave control to the folks that were already doing the hard work. That said, we must always remember that the space isn't just for us because we are fans; it's for everybody that is a fan or wants to be a fan. And who knows? The Dragon Quest team may take a different direction as the years roll on. Of course, you and I would hope it's a good one; but future generations may have an entirely different experience and want to write about it in that way. Unless Fandom goes completely under for some reason, I think we're here to stay for quite some time. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 00:13, February 28, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for taking my time to answer. I just merged Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional into Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3. I don't know why Professional even had its own page when it really had no content to justify a stand-alone article in the first place. I'll be doing the same for all other Monsters remakes and expansions. Let me know what you think
With regards to your other comments, I've worked in a rough draft to implement as policy. Ideally, we should first have a few articles that perfectly represent what's expected from other articles, so that we can base the guidelines on them (for example, an article with prose in Elizabethan English), but I know not which current articles fulfill that, so I did it with what I personally think works best: User:Jfgslo/Draft. Please check it out and let me know your thoughts. It's only a draft, so feel free to edit it as you see fit. Jfgslo (talk) 16:44, February 29, 2020 (UTC).
Nice work, chief. I rather like that you did a sandbox for it. Anyway, I feel like this is a good launch point for policy discussion and that we should seek input from as many of our fellows and a few other key contributors as we can. But one of these guys doesn't talk much, he just "does". I can't speak for him. Though I disagree with making too much of the wiki EME (verily, thou wouldst require much research in order that thy diction doth not sound beetle-headed), I suppose that it would work for an occasional prank or with certain thematic elements like top hat boxes. I know the original game went full-on into this while also using Commonwealth script. I'll see what I can add, but if we want to make it, you put it in "Project:" namespace once it's gelled. Thanks again! Swordzmanp236 (talk) 01:50, March 1, 2020 (UTC)
You can remove the Elizabethan English prose proposal. You should rephrase it to mean the Commonwealth aesthetic / British English that you mentioned prior. I somehow confused your first point to mean "earlier games" instead of "earlier notes" and I thought about the Elizabethan English that was used in the original English release, which is why I added that proposal. I believe it would be far easier to use modern British English than Elizabethan English. Another thing you should put there is date order. DMY order should be encouraged, with perhaps an exception for certain tables/infoboxes to use yyyy-mm-dd in order to not bloat them too much and avoid confusion between dd-mm-yyyy and mm-dd-yyyy. Jfgslo (talk) 05:40, March 2, 2020 (UTC)

DQotS

Good afternoon, I have been playing a lot of Dragon Quest Of The Stars and I was wondering if I could help fill the lack of information for this game. I was wondering then what could I do to help filling this void. From what I see things like categories all ready exist but they send to the real page of the object like[http:// https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/Papillon_mask  here] for the Papillon Mask. Should I do a second section talking about the effects in DQotS or is there a DQotS main wiki that I'm not aware.

Thank you for your time.

I believe the procedure here is the format the article as other weapons/armor articles may be formatted first. The link you provided looks like it needs more information filled in. I would possibly take a look at, say, iron armour for a source and then fill in an article with what you have on that item in DQS.
What we need to do here is establish a framework for Dragon Quest of the Stars that's fairly similar to, say, DFFOO. The mechanics of the two games are very similar, with events, random draws, things of that nature. Making tables, making lists, stuff like that. That's what we need, chief. If you've got stuff ready to go, I would encourage you to create a sandbox on your own talk page and fill it in with whatever you can dump. If we like what we see, we might as well go with it. Thanks for your feedback. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 21:11, March 4, 2020 (UTC)
I did three sandbox just to show what I was thinking to do for the [Main Page],[Event Page],[Equipment Page]
I didn't remove anything that was already in the pages just collapsed them for the Main page and put it in the "More Information" and just did mw-collapsible in the Iron Armour page in the section Dragon Quest IX because the table was going all around and I couldn't find a way to fix it properly. (Still don't know if the best option to show the equipment is like I did with the Iron Armour or the Tantegel one)
What do you think?
Excellent! Procedurally, that's exactly what we're looking for. Before I go forward with the other feedback, I'm going to make one request: don't forget to sign your work on talk pages with four tildes. It helps people keep better track of who did what.
Now, the work itself. The main page doesn't look all that great with the rolling gallery, but I think I get where you're trying to go here. it's more like you want to do a portal page, which I have no doubt can be done; but our software doesn't quite have the materials for that. Until we figure out what to do on the backend, let's leave things as they are.
For the other two bits—which look really nice in their current context—I'm going to send you over to our mad coder of the moment, Jfgslo. Though he's relatively new around here, he seems to have more experience on the programming side of things and with that can bring the vision into focus far better than I can. To that, I wish you both the best of luck. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 18:51, March 5, 2020 (UTC)
I don't really like the main page either but as you said I tried doing a "portal" with what was already in the page.But I don't know how to do it in a more clean.
If you like the other pages is it okay if I do pages like that for each event coming from and if I have the time do the equipments too (it's going to take a while for that one...). What should I ask to Jfgslo? Because I have some ideas about a template for the events like the tables I did or how to properly show a item. Should I just ask him and see what is easy or not to do?NaujAtsituab (talk) 19:50, March 5, 2020 (UTC)
The short answer: tell him what you told me. Like I said, he's just good at turning visionary things into very real things. If you feel that explaining a little bit about your idea is a good thing, you go ahead and do that. Suddenly, I'm beginning to feel that this is running like a very well tuned machine. All the parts are working together quite nicely. My role as an administrator, or one of those roles, is to figure out how all these different gears can mesh together. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 20:34, March 5, 2020 (UTC)

Episodes

I know someone who can pics of the Dragon Quest: Legend of the Hero Abel series. I thought you should know this. Ellis99 VII & VIII 21:46, March 18, 2020 (UTC)

I don't have a problem if you can bring this person on board. I don't even mind if you use Wikipedia. All I'm saying is that we need to source it properly, rather than doing a blind dump. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 23:26, March 18, 2020 (UTC)
I think using others instead of Wikipedia is better. If you look at Pokémon Wiki, they don't use Wikipedia or Bulbapedia (which is banned, that being Bulbapedia). I plan to change the Abel episode names from "DQXXX" to "LHAXXX" as it better describes the series name, instead of the generic "DQ" for Dragon Quest". Ellis99 VII & VIII 08:15, March 19, 2020 (UTC)

User Rights

I was wondering if I could become an administrator as I need the powers to leave no redirect if I'm going to rename the episode pages. Ellis99 VII & VIII 10:53, March 22, 2020 (UTC)

For that to be the case, I expect certain degrees of consistency, commitment, and vigilance in keeping the wiki up to scratch. So, I'm going to give you the test that Fandom gave me. I need seven consecutive days of at least one edit from you per day. It matters not where these edits are.
Second, i'm looking for one or two folks that can field questions and requests with some discretion. Show me that you're willing to participate in discussions of wiki business, things of that nature.
Third, can you program templates and macro instructions according to modern standards? Have you fully managed at least one other wiki in which you participate? In short, I need to trust that my people are going to do as they say they will.
It all starts with that first week. Good luck. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 15:19, March 22, 2020 (UTC)

Actually, I'd prefer to be a Content Moderator, which is similar to an admin. I've been an admin at Code Lyoko Wiki and a Content Moderator at Pokémon Wiki. I can't guarantee that I'd edit everyday, but I could make major edits. I plan to create a ton of templates, as you can see on my sandbox. Ellis99 VII & VIII 16:05, March 22, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for granting the rights :) I can finally do what I need to with the episodes. Ellis99 VII & VIII 17:28, March 22, 2020 (UTC)

Infobox styles & other inquiries

I've edited MediaWiki:Wikia.css to give styles to {{Infobox album}}, {{infobox anime}}, {{Infobox book}}, {{Infobox manga}} and {{Infobox song}}, as well as some unsuccessful font strength and style corrections to {{Infobox character}}. Please, let me know how they look and what you think of them all. My preference is a minimalist style, like the default infobox. Nevertheless, I tried to give each infobox a different feeling. Aesthetics are not my forte, though. What I try to convey is that any person seeing an infobox can associate it immediately with the topic at hand. For example, Infobox book tries to replicate the feeling of a book by having the title background in the color of a brown leather book binding and the background of the rest in a yellow similar to that of a used book. But, as I said, aesthetics are not my forte and I have a preference for minimalism, so I don't know if what I'm trying to convey is easily understood.

Also, have you seen Flanqer and NaujAtsituab? From Flanquer I was expecting his feedback regarding the custom CSS for the infoboxes, but I decided to give a go after waiting for too long. I still need his comments for the custom class style for tables. If not, do you know of a wiki that has such a custom class? I can at least try to replicate their code and modify it to our needs.

With respect to NaujAtsituab, he was doing the events of Dragon Quest of the Stars, but he has not made any more edits for more than ten days and some events have already passed. He has excellent ideas and a good vision to implement them. I've tried to update the events, but I can't properly do continuously without it having a detriment in my efforts in other articles. NaujAtsituab is the only one besides me that has been working on keeping the Dragon Quest of the Stars activity up to date, so if he isn't available, there is a need for someone else to help with it.

Finally, how you finished reading the policies draft? Any changes or additions to be made?--Jfgslo (talk) 00:22, March 26, 2020 (UTC)

Alright, let's tackle this piece by piece. I haven't heard from our wiki manager as yet, which is kind of weird, but also understandable if he works from an office that's been locked down. I myself am in one of the dozen or so states in the US under complete lockdown, but this being a Web thing isn't affected by it. It's kind of odd that the kid who wanted to do the dragon quest of the stars events seemingly vanished as well. I think you and I both would do well to reach out to him once more. Again, not really sure how the plague is affecting everybody else. But it shouldn't be a default excuse. That wasn't the plan. If we do get any reports of the virus affecting one of our editors, best to treat it with tact rather than blow it off.
Regarding the policy changes, you'll notice at the bottom of the document that I used a kind of legal notation to determine what we wanted deleted and added. At this point, let's merge with the existing policy document what makes sense. As for the document you drafted, all looks well from here at this present time. If we need to reach out to other editors of other wikis for the other admin business, I haven't a problem.

Thanks for keeping in touch. Stay safe and stay well. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 01:13, March 26, 2020 (UTC)

Policies

Just lo let you know that the formerly drafted policies are up now. Please check them out if you have the time to correct or expand them if needed and to start enforcing them.

--Jfgslo (talk) 02:56, March 29, 2020 (UTC)


Arch chimaera or Archimaera?

You probably have seen the new article for this monster. Even as a non-native english speaker, I know that "Ark kimera" isn't exactly the intended meaning for the monster's japanese name; it's clear that they were going for the "higher position" prefix as seen in "archdemon/archdaemon" and "archangel". Problem is, "archchimera" just looks... aberrant. So I want your opinion in this, what would be a better name from the ones in the title? I've seen both being used, albeit scarcely, for other entertainment media monsters. Frostare (talk) 17:01, April 11, 2020 (UTC)

Until it gets a more fitting name, I suppose Archimaera works for the flow of things. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 18:23, April 11, 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I've seen you've already changed the article's name. I was gonna wait for TheIT15's vote and take on this, but "Archimaera" seems to have become the popular consensus anyway, so I'll change the names to that.Frostare (talk) 08:22, April 12, 2020 (UTC)

Background change time?

Hello, I was thinking it's probably time we changed the Wiki's background to make it feel fresher and go with something that's more with the times. Dragon Quest of the Stars seems to be what's hot right now. What do you think? Do you have other ideas? Frostare (talk) 18:18, May 2, 2020 (UTC)

Good idea. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 18:46, May 2, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I was thinking something among the lines of this. But I really don't know if it needs an admin to do it.
Dragon Quest of the Stars Japanese promotional art
 Frostare (talk) 20:04, May 2, 2020 (UTC)
Dragon quest of the stars 2
I think Option 1 looks better as a theme. Thank YOU, chief! I'm a tad busy with Seiken schtuff ATM, so good luck getting the team in on it. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 20:21, May 2, 2020 (UTC)
It seems you need to be an admin to do it, but if you'd like I can do it myself, could you make me an admin so I may? Frostare (talk) 21:57, May 2, 2020 (UTC)

Plagiarism issue

Yesterday I find out that the user https://dragonquest.fandom.com/wiki/User:Agarfinkel has plagiarized my pages of Nadraga and Madesagora from Villains Wiki to here, and I informed Frostare about it. When I asked Agarfinkel to stop, he removed the message I sent to him and th one I sent to Frostare.

Dark Priest Hargon (talk)

My understanding is this: both are part of Fandom and therefore both fall under Fandom rules that govern their content and conduct. If you are the founder or the admin in situ, you have the right to recommend that your content is not copied verbatim to other wikis, as we also recommend not copying from other wikis outside our network (a decision made to curtail incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading data that may yet be available in this space). You must show proof of harm to your wiki caused by the defendant's actions before I can come to a decision myself on banning him entirely. In other words, it has to be more than what I will call butthurt before I or someone else can do something. Even Wiki Managers can't handle person-to-person disputes as you suggest.
I'm sorry if this reply isn't what you want to hear, but it must be said and understood. Thank you for writing, and good luck. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 00:22, May 4, 2020 (UTC)
As a discussion mod, I cannot overlook both sides of this issue. I've edited for the Villains Wiki in the past and they do have a very strict policy that condemns stealing redactions from other wikis. If they (any user, including myself) SUSPECT (oftentimes, without confirming) an article was stolen from another wiki, it gets flagged as such, it gets deleted in a matter of hours, and you need special mod permission to redact it; which means Agarfinkel's actions put the original redactors in peril at their own wiki. I know this remains not our concern, but I am certainly troubled by Agarfinkel's response to just delete the messages without proper dialogue. I will remain vigilant that it does not happen to this post. And I DO gotta ask, have you spoken with him about this issue? Frostare (talk) 08:36, May 4, 2020 (UTC)
I will certainly try to talk to him. Though his contributions pass muster 99.9% of the time, I cannot ignore that two plaintiffs have brought the same allegations against him. He will need to respond promptly, else action will be taken quite swiftly. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 08:55, May 4, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for taking the matter into your hands; the fact that he's a veteran user and resorted to this, perplexes me too. I hope all this can be solved without major implications. =) Frostare (talk) 03:49, May 6, 2020 (UTC)
 Yes, I have tried to tell him to stop yesterday, however, he deleted my message.
Dark Priest Hargon (talk)
Hargon, I was asking Swordzmanp236 Frostare (talk) 08:40, May 4, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, my bad 
Dark Priest Hargon (talk)

New background image for the wiki

Do you know someone who can create a background image with Dragon Quest of the Stars elements following Fandom's indications? As alluded by Frostare, he and I consider that it's a good moment to change the current background image for the most recent Dragon Quest game released in English, which happens to be DQotS. I've also noticed that the current one is not properly designed for Fandom's standards, which is kind of a waste. I, however, am no graphic designer nor am I particularly skillful with image editors. I could give it a try, but I'm currently unable to do it.--Jfgslo (talk) 05:15, May 9, 2020 (UTC)

Regarding your reply in my wall, I know that part about the implementation. What I was referring to is someone who can create a HD image from scratch. For example, take a look at the House of Cards Wiki and its background image. Notice how the background is empty in the middle while the sides have the image. That's what I want to do for the background image of the Dragon Quest Wiki. The current one was also designed like that with Dragon Quest Heroes pics, it just doesn't show up in the proper way in some screens so it's hard to distinguish. The implementation is simple once the image is created, but the creation part is the one that I'm no expert. At the moment, I'll try a rough approach with a HQ image not optimized for the background, but it should be properly designed preferably. --Jfgslo (talk) 16:01, May 9, 2020 (UTC)
Swordz, could you please upgrade my privileges so I can try the new background designs I try to make? You've known me for a very long time, you know I won't abuse them. Frostare (talk) 18:20, May 9, 2020 (UTC)
It is done. Swordzmanp236 (talk) 18:27, May 9, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! It's time to experiment.Frostare (talk) 18:44, May 9, 2020 (UTC)


This is not final, BTW, I'm just trying something. Rest assured I am working on itFrostare (talk) 19:32, May 9, 2020 (UTC)

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