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I don't think that would be enough to constitute an entire new page, but it would be great as another Keyblade Master piece.}}
 
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{{Xion4ever|time=03:35, February 14, 2016 (UTC)|text=I don't care to throw in my two-cents worth of Wiki-history knowledge, however, I don't think I would be the best person to do the entire article. I didn't join the Wiki until late June of 2009. The previous three years are nonexistent to me, save for what I've read on old forums, talk pages, and article history. A collaboration, perhaps? Unless we can snag Kryten, what do you think about double teaming this, TNE? You were here before I joined, and I was still around whenever you went inactive- we can fill in the pieces as we go.
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As for the Coliseum...Talk bubbles work for me. Whatever you guys wanna do. Same thing for the "What not to do" portion- sounds good to me.
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As for my final suggestion, combining it with the Keyblade Master sounds fine to me. Are we in agreement with the two questions initially listed or should we draw from the Mailbox questions? This brings to question, should we place this section in the mailbox portion instead of the Keyblade Master?}}
   
 
==Mailbag Questions==
 
==Mailbag Questions==

Revision as of 03:35, February 14, 2016


April 01 2016 05:00 UTC This message will be displayed if the timer does not show up (like if you do not have javascript enabled on your browser) until the release of the next issue.

Heard about the new magazine hosted on the KHWiki and the Keyhole and want to get involved? Here at the Journalist Spot, you can share ideas and help us work towards the release of our next issue.

How It Works

Sign-Up

Before you can contribute, you must be a registered user on both Wikis with a minimum of either 100 total edits at the Keyhole (check your edit count here) or 300 total edits at the KHWiki (check here).

Any users that meet the edit count requirement can sign-up to do any of the tasks listed in the Sign Up section below. Remember that when you sign up to a job, it is your responsibility to complete your tasks. Work must be submitted at least a week before release.

If you are doing an interview, debate battle or podcast, work with your partner(s) at an off-Wiki location, such as the IRC or by email.

Assistance

Once you've signed up, you can ask for assistance in the "Discussion" section below. Other users will offer feedback and develop your ideas with their own thoughts and opinions. To ask for assistance, click the "Leave Message" button at the top of the page or click here. Please title the section with the section of the magazine which you are requesting help for (eg. if working on the Review, title the section Review).

Submitting Finished Work

After you have a first draft, email it to "kingdomheartswikibcrat@gmail.com" so that the Editor in Chief can review your work, fix any mistakes and give you any extra advice that you might need. Please refrain from posting any drafts on the Wiki to prevent ruining the surprise and satisfaction of the end result. Again, ensure that you email your work at least a week before release so that there is time to fix any potential issues.

Submission Etiquettes

For the aid of the publisher, we now request everyone to observe the following etiquettes when you are submitting a piece of work:

Coding

Insert all the relevant coding in your email, including all images, font colors, formatting and links. Also insert the relevant parameters of your piece. For example, this is an example of a perfect riddle submission: |gridriddle1=Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet |gridriddle1answer=consectetur adipiscing elit |gridriddle1author=Cicero Two templates have been made to handle links: Template:KHWiki and Template:Keyhole. These works by using the following parameters (this uses the KHWiki template as an example but the Keyhole is the same):

{{KHWiki|LINK_DESTINATION|DISPLAYED LINK (optional)|HEX CODE FOR FONT COLOR (optional)}}

Example:

{{KHWiki|Donald_Duck|Donald|#00000}}

Never use basic [[ ]] links unless you know that both Wikis have the page that you're linking to!

Content

Allude to both Wikis as much as possible with links and mentions, unless your section is specific to one Wiki.

Due Date

It is vital that you submit your work before at least a week before the next issue is set to be released so that a) the publisher has time to add it into the rest of the magazine and b) there is time to fix any issues that there may be.

Sign-Up

Found something you want to do? Sign-up under the bullet point you wish to do. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Editor in Chief or the Deputy in Chief! Remember to submit your final work to the wiki's email for review!

Cover

  • A magazine cover drawn by hand or computer. Also submitted should be a thumbnail of the cover, for use in the magazine directories. (Relevant files: Keyhole logo, KHWiki logo)
    • I wouldn't mind attempting it, but if anyone else is up for it, give priority to them. TamboursTonnerre Ensemble ! 11:45, February 8, 2016 (UTC)
      • EDIT 13:13, February 8, 2016 (UTC): I've started a little header "KHW TURNS 10!" which is meant to go on the top of the cover. I actually wouldn't mind attempting it; any ideas? TamboursTonnerre Ensemble !

Ansem's Report

  • A Kingdom Hearts news summary. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Up to 4 new pieces are needed.

Unlocking the Keyhole

  • A news summary of the happenings at the Keyhole. Note that this is best done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Jiminy's Journal (Keyhole news), Log Updates (deletion, move and other), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors) and Tea Party updates.

The Door to Light

  • A news summary of the KHWiki. Note that this needs to be done towards the end of the quarter year so that we can cover recent information. Sections include: Trinity Archives (KHWiki news), New Users (short blurbs about our newest editors), Policy Updates and Featured Project.
    • I'll try to do this. TheSilentHero 14:20, January 10, 2016 (UTC)

The Coliseum

  • A debate battle on a certain topic between two users with conflicting opinions. This section requires two contributors who are able to work together off wiki.

The Keyblade Master

  • A complete article on any topic. This can include theories, analysis, speculation etc. Multiple authors are allowed to collaborate for this page. There are up to 3 article spaces available for this page.
    • I still have the whole exposé on Xehanort to write. TamboursTonnerre Ensemble ! 11:42, February 8, 2016 (UTC)
    • (on standby) I imagine TNE has this well covered. However, if I am needed, by all means just let me know. Xion4ever 14:14, February 13, 2016 (UTC)
      • Since this is a themed issue, the Xehanort piece will be saved for next issue. I don't know if TNE plans to do another piece for this issue but even if she does, Xion, it would be fantastic if you can write a piece. TheFifteenthMember 14:27, February 13, 2016 (UTC)

Dive to the Heart

  • A game tutorial and/or a wiki tutorial.
    • Wonder if I should still continue along the lines of the Drive Form tutorials. Should cover Valor Form soon... TamboursTonnerre Ensemble ! 11:49, February 8, 2016 (UTC)
  • An "Intro To..." guide.

Round Room

  • A maximum crew of four people willing to take part in recording the podcast and an agenda of things to talk about on the podcast.
  • NOTICE:Due to the backlog of videos that we already have, any people signed up for the round room will still be put onto our waiting list, but will not be featured in this issue. Keep in mind that if you've already been a guest on the round room, you cannot sign up again.

Mark of Mastery Exam

Naminé's Sketchbook

The Grid

  • A "Banish The Beast!" silhouette image.
  • Riddles. Five riddles are required in total.
    • I love riddles...Almost as much as I love puns. Xion4ever 14:15, February 13, 2016 (UTC)
  • A puzzle. Both an empty and a completed version of the puzzle must be submitted.

Flick Rush

  • Answers for the mailbox. Up to four different questions can be answered for this section.
    • Have there been any new questions? I pretty much emptied the mailbox the last time. TamboursTonnerre Ensemble ! 11:49, February 8, 2016 (UTC)
  • Tasks for KHWiki. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for games. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Tasks for Keyhole. Five tasks are required in total.
  • Compiling poll results and inputting them into a graphic.
  • A poll idea.
  • Birthday list of the next quarter.
  • Discussion Topic

Discussion

Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 19:20, January 9, 2016 (UTC)
First, let me get two maintenance points out of the way: please make sure you put all game names or Kingdom Hearts in italics (this was forgotten a lot this issue) and if you require an image to be uploaded to either wiki, send it as a file attachment to your email, preferably under an appropriate name in the "File:Magazine Issue X ImageName.png" (this makes it a lot easier for me to locate the images and upload them towards release time). Also, a huge thank you to everyone who helped me out by doing pieces of work at late notice!

With that said, let me get on to my main post; my aim for next issue is to significantly improve upon the last by increasing user activity. I have three ideas to help achieve this so I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

A themed issue

So far, all our issues have been a collection of pieces sent in by our users without any link between them, making our magazine a patchwork quilt of different topics. I'm wondering if we should occasionally launched a "themed issue", where every single section of the magazine (excluding news) is related to one theme. If we have a good theme, it may bring out a lot of inventive ideas from users so there's more chance of them contributing to the magazine to create one fantastic issue. However, as one user pointed out to me, requiring all pieces to link to one subject may actually restrict a user's creativity instead of stimulating it.

With the wiki 10th anniversary in April, it would be the perfect time to do launch our first themed issue in celebration of our milestone! We already have several plans in place for it, if we could expand the project and fill all the magazine sections with 10th anniversary celebrations, that would be something special. Some points for individual pages:

  • The cover will be as important as ever this time! We'll need a really good one!
  • The news pages can't be altered, they'll stay the same.
  • Keyblade Masters could include memoirs, reflections, and the history & timeline we've planned on writing.
  • Intro to the Kingdom Hearts Wikiverse
  • If we don't get a special podcast episode, we can use the Round Room section for the /ama thing.
  • We should interview the oldest editor we can find.
  • We can put our art collaboration ideas in the Sketchbook.
  • The puzzle page could be interesting if we think of some good wiki-related riddles and quizzes.

I don't have ideas for everything. It would be a tenuous link to relate the wiki/game tutorial, review, top 5 and lineart, but I'm hoping you guys might have better ideas than me! What are your thoughts on this? Do we want a themed issue for this quarter?

Twilight Star

My second idea is we add a new section at the end of the Flick Rush page. It'll be the Twilight Star award (name work in progress), which we grant each time to someone who has really helped out with the magazine that quarter. The award could be given to someone because they've helped out with the coding, sent in their work in their full format, made a really wonderful piece etc. We could go two ways about it: the entire community votes and chooses on one person or it's the Editor in Chief's decision. Personally, I would like the latter because there's always people who help me out a lot behind the scenes, but I can't thank them enough and give them the recognition they deserve.

I would need some help to create a good name and medal for this. My hope is more people will become keen to contribute to the magazine to get the award, resulting in some higher quality issues.

More collabs

A general suggestion that we should aim for more collabs like the reviews of issues 3 and 7. I find that people who wouldn't usually contribute to the magazine are more likely to get involved with collabs because less work is required of them.

Your comments, thoughts, and suggestions?

TheSilentHero ToonLink TBS
TheSilentHero — 14:20, January 10, 2016 (UTC)
I really like the idea for an award for helping out a lot, and I agree that the Editor in Chief should be the one to choose the winner, as he knows exactly who did what. Maybe the award could go to multiple users at a time, though, if they both helped out a lot. We could use the old Flick Rush tasks medal, since I don't think anyone actually got it, unless you want to add the issue number of the magazine, or something...

Also, I noticed we have not enough mailbag questions, so I thought maybe we can recycle old questions. The answers will most likely be different depending on who answers it.



OrgHoodedTBS
TheFifteenthMember - You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark—never given a choice?"
TALK -
Very good. You don't miss a thing. I cannot feel... sorrow... No matter what misery befalls the worlds. No matter what you think, what you feel, or how you exist. TheFifteenthMember 17:51, January 12, 2016 (UTC)
Draaek did get the Flick Rush medal once so I don't know if we can reuse it... If there's no other choice, we could recycle questions but it'd be more fun if people can come up with some new ones!

So what are you thoughts about the themed issue? Should we do it or is it too ambitious so we should stick to just a page fourteen?


Draaek Renekton TBS
Draaek - "Blazing Dragon of Light"
TALK - "Come back when you've collected all the bits of yourself. UnversedlogoDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo 21:54, January 14, 2016 (UTC)
Yup, I did get the medal although I think I never used it :/

Honestly I don't mind if it's reused, I worked to get in the the hopes that would motivate others to do the same but it seems that didn't work.

Regarding the themes, it sounds like a good idea but maybe we should restrict it to a few issues (one or two at much). That way we don't fully limit the creativity and variety but also have some nice themes in. As for what exactly I'm not sure...

Lastly in regards to collabs, I've been contacting various users over the past issues and asking if they want to do a collab for the sketchbook. I think the idea didn't really work out in the end (because of lack of time and motivation) but at least people were okay on doing it at the beginning. Perhaps with the themes collabs will happen more often?


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 17:54, January 15, 2016 (UTC)
Yep, themes will only happen rarely. If we ever do one, the 10th anniversary seems to be as good a reason to do one as ever. The question I'm asking is do people want Issue 8 to be themed based around the anniversary?


Aixy Roku Happy 2
Aixon Come on! "I made her a promise that the three of us could have ice cream here when you got back."

You earned...the icing on the cake!Aquatic dreams await... DaysTide from Abyss 21:36, January 15, 2016 (UTC)

Oathkeeper KHD I am all for having the next issue themed around the wiki anniversary. It'd be a nice change to the norm. Oathkeeper KHD
Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 19:43, January 18, 2016 (UTC)
And everyone else? It's really important we decide on this sooner rather than later. Also, if anyone has ideas for what to do for a themed Top 5, review and tutorial, please share.


Draaek Renekton TBS
Draaek - "Blazing Dragon of Light"
TALK - "Come back when you've collected all the bits of yourself. UnversedlogoDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo 02:52, January 19, 2016 (UTC)
Yea, I'm all up for a themed issue ^^

I'm unsure if it would happen during exams or during a trip we have planned but regardless of things I'll do my best to help out on anything to get the theme going. Got no big ideas on what exactly to do though, perhaps cover some of the first articles or something...


Axel- Normal 2 Sprite KHD
Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - bondofflame_zps70046658.png
Eternal Flames KHD Maybe a top five moments in our wiki history? Or top five logos/themes? I'm all for a themed issue! Eternal Flames KHD
Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 17:52, January 20, 2016 (UTC)
Top five moments sounds nice and I like logos/themes too (we already have the history too so the latter is a solid idea). To be clear, there aren't any objections? In that case, let's share ideas!


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 18:04, January 29, 2016 (UTC)
It's nearly month 2 so let's get the ball rolling with ideas:
  • Cover: Is anyone able to draw something special for our anniversary?
  • Coliseum: Not sure what debate topic we could have.
  • Keyblade Master: The centrepiece would be the history and timeline section, for which we need to start contacting old editors. On the forum page, Chain, TNE and Xion said they could contact old users so please do so (can someone also contact Xion to make sure she knows since she's not around in semester-season). If anyone has any memoirs/reflections/other articles to post, send them in. It wouldn't be substantial, but we could also have a piece with screenshots of our skins for the Time Travel to the Past idea.
  • Tutorial page: "Intro to Kingdom Hearts Wikiverse" for a look at the present and a wiki tutorial on something like how to stick around for the next 10 years?
  • Round Room: If it's not being used for a podcast (which is likely), we can use the space to host the /KHWV/ Sings, but participants will have to send in their little intro.
  • Mark of Mastery: Not sure what we could review. We can use Chain's top 5 themes (or moments) idea. It would be cool if we can get Kryten to be interviewed since he's our oldest surviving editor. If we can't get him, maybe we could call in a retired editor for an interview?
  • Sketchbook: FR brought up the idea of the collaborative art on the forum so we could do a couple of pieces for showcase. What are we actually going to draw? For the blank lineart, maybe we could colour-in an old logo or banner? P.S: We have some good pieces of coloured-in lineart for this issue!
  • Puzzle page: We could do a silhouette of an old logo, which would really test how well users remember the past, but there's already been a couple of logo/skin ideas. If we do that, we'll have to alter the Banish the Beast description slightly. I'm hoping that people will come up with some good riddles to point at events or other things over the history. I'm not really sure what we can do for the puzzle though.
  • Flick Rush: Can someone make up some particularly nostalgic mailbag questions for users to answer? To Do Lists, poll results, birthdays can't really be themed, but does anyone have a good poll or Discussion Topic?

Do discuss and sign up to sections you think you have an idea for (you don't have to use mine).

EDIT: In terms of the template, the only change we need to make is an alteration to the Banish the Beast description (maybe just make it a parameter). Should we hold off the Twilight Star idea for the next issue or do we want to launch it now?

TheSilentHero ToonLink TBS
TheSilentHero — 18:02, February 4, 2016 (UTC)
I personally think the puzzle page should stay the same as normal. Of course we could have an old logo for Banish the Beast, or have riddles about past events and stuff, but not everyone will remember that. I don't know anything about the wiki from before I joined, so I'll probably won't know the answers to those. Also, I'm not sure about having the tutorial be about "how to stick around for another 10 years", since it's usually things like school/work that take away too much time to edit. So we should tell people to quit their job so they can keep editing here? It would be nice to have some pieces about the wiki of the past, of course, but we should remember that there aren't many users that have been around for this long.



FinalRest Draaek 2014 Present TBS
Keaard Draaek - "I shall fly towards you!"
TALK - UnversedlogoDraaek the Blazing Dragon of LightUnversedlogo 21:11, February 4, 2016 (UTC)
I like the idea of doing a collab for the sketchbook but we kinda need to decide if we're going for this idea or not asap. It may not look like it but they really take more time than what one imagines. (If it's a no-go let me know what can I do seeing I'm kinda blank with ideas for the special issue)


Axel- Normal 2 Sprite KHD
Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - bondofflame_zps70046658.png Get it memorized 04:04, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD I've created a page that the top five user can use for comparison. Perhaps we can work these into the poll as well?
  • Cover:Perhaps we could use FR's 10th anniversary idea of a collaboration for the cover instead of a sketchbook? And then just use the sketchbook in case more than one person wants to do something for the 10th anniversary.
  • Coliseum:Yeah, no ideas.
  • Keyblade Master:Just let me know when to contact people and what to ask them to do.
  • Tutorial Page:What about a "What not to do here" video/page in a humorous style? That combine make the essence of "How to stick around" without the "you can never leave" vibe.
  • Round Room:Very likely at this point. We could defiantly hold this for the /KHWV/ sings.
  • The Grid:Since it's "Banish the Beast" maybe we could use wikia's logo?
  • Twilight Star:I say if you want to go for it, go for it, but only if we have the time. Since this issue is HUGE, we should save this section for last. Eternal Flames KHD


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 17:40, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
*Maybe we can make a few KHWV logos/banners and use the poll to decide on one?
  • I like the cover idea. As Draaek said, we need to start sketching so could FR be contacted so she can tell us what we're drawing? If there's time, we could have a couple of mini-projects for the Sketchbook in case no one sends in any individual pieces.
  • Quite 'naff, but a debate on which event had a bigger impact: the split/merge vs MegaProject: Arise. I wasn't really there for the former though.
  • For the KM, could you contact the people who expressed interest on the 10th anniversary forum and ask them to try get a hold of the ex-Wikians that they know? As a start, maybe we could just be noting down every significant wiki event that we remember and once we have them all, fleshing out the details? Not sure if we'd like to break down our history into periods/eras or just write what happened each year like FFWiki. Once we have the history, the timeline could be worked out quite easily.
  • That tutorial page sounds better. If it ends up not being a worthy piece of the magazine, I don't mind omitting the tutorials altogether.
  • Funny, but wikia's logo is text which would be incredibly easy to spot. But considering the answer is already out there here, I don't actually mind putting it in anyway.
  • I think I'll leave the Star for next time.

We also need people signing up to sections so I'm going to be messaging talk pages about that!


Axel- Normal 2 Sprite KHD
Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - bondofflame_zps70046658.png Get it memorized 19:03, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD Note: I've already contacted FR about the art project, her internet is down at the moment, but I told her to respond when she gets a moment. Eternal Flames KHD


MasterAqua
Vsymbol In response to all this:
  • Cover: IS ALREADY DONE. YES, I'VE DONE IT. And yes, I worked on it in just two hours. Don't ask me why, I was more than willing to pass the spot to someone else but I just had a massive itch to draw. Sowwies... :(
  • Coliseum: Uh. Hm. Which is cheaper, Terra's Lingering Will or Vanitas Remnant?
  • Keyblade Master: A lot of the contacting is going to have to be done on Wikia, since not everyone signed up for the offshoot KHWiki.com. Users to contact will include:
    • Bluerfn
    • Ultima The High Seraph
    • BebopKate
    • NeloAngelo
    • Pretty much everyone who is retired staff.
  • Tutorial page: "Intro to Kingdom Hearts Wikiverse" is nice for a look to the present; unfortunately, "how to stick around for the next 10 years" is going to be pushing it. No one can force anyone to stay on for ten years. We stayed strong by encouragement, not by coercion, and that title sounds forceful.
  • Round Room: I have a few questions:
    • What little intro?
    • Are we doing standard Simple and Clean, or the PLANITb remix?
    • Is vocal layering allowed, or should I just submit a solo vocal track?
  • Mark of Mastery: I imagine all the previous things that had been going on for the Mark of Mastery section will have to take a pause, including my exposé on Xehanort and the top 5 list of music. In that case, strike through anything I mentioned on those two subjects.
    • I can imagine that the historical timeline would be mentioned here.
  • Sketchbook: What about an art collage of sorts? Each person has a 200px by 200px thumbnail, for instance. Suppose FinalRest starts. Then, I have a 200px by 200px thumbnail and I have to continue from where she's left off, and make that image transition smoothly. And then Draaek will do the same, except continue from my image and transition smoothly, and then so on and so on. An example of what I'm trying to depict, of course, is here. What we'd be doing instead would be Kingdom Hearts-themed.
  • Puzzle page: Well, when KHW started the games that were out were KH1, Chain of Memories and KH2. It'd be highly likely that if we were to do anything nostalgic along those lines, it'd have to be from the early releases.
  • Flick Rush: I've answered some of the mailbag questions, but not all. As I e-mailed this to the KHWiki Bureaucrat e-mail, I think this should be a task for several users to answer the same question at once to see different perspectives, and not just one user's take.
    • In the way of polls, I cannot help but ask, what is the people's favourite pre-release trailer for any Kingdom Hearts game? E3, Jump Festa, or beta? We'd have to list some, of course, and see what people say. It'd be a long list, granted, but it'd still be nice to see.

Tu n'es pas le seul. TroisNyxÉtienne — 19:12, February 8, 2016 (UTC)


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 20:51, February 11, 2016 (UTC)
Responses:
  • Earlier, we agreed that the cover would be the collab art, so unless we decide now to move that to the sketchbook, I'm afraid your cover may have to be shown on the Sketchbook instead. (And just so you know, I've emailed you with some more information)
  • The worry is most inactive users won't check back on the wiki to see their messages so if anyone has off-wiki contacts (like Facebook, Twitter, Steam etc.) to retired editors, please contact them.
  • I agree. Like I said, if the tutorial ends up not being worthy, we'll leave it out from the magazine. We don't need to have a tutorial every issue.
  • By the intros, I was referring to the "Meet the Panellists" section, where everyone in the video writes a short blurb about themselves (look at last issue for an example). In this thread, Chain said the PlantB version. I don't know about the layered vocals.
  • The historical timeline goes in the Keyblade Master with the history. What we need for this page is a review (which could be a reflection of someone's time at the wiki, mentioning the good and bad times), a top 5 (Chain gave the ideas of Top 5 Moments in Wiki History and Top 5 Skins/Themes), and interview (let's interview one of the oldest active users or a long retired editor; who'd like to be interviewer?).
  • I really like that idea! How would the logistics work?
  • I agree, we should have multiple people answer a couple of questions.
  • Interesting poll, but it doesn't really link to the anniversary so maybe save it for next time?
MasterAqua
Vsymbol Responses once again:
  • Cover: Sounds good to me. (Obviously, the collaborative image.) What size of a thumbnail are we going about? In the way of logistics, there's Skype, Photobucket, Imgur, but if we're going for online hosting, I think the idea is to start up a forum thread, send an image to KHWiki's Photobucket or someone's Imgur, and then keep linking it to the thread so that the next person can start on it.
  • Inactive users: If I remember correctly there's been an option on most wikis to directly e-mail these people. BebopKate has a Facebook, but I haven't been on it for years now. As for the rest, I've no way of contacting them except for the wiki's e-mail option. Erry, whom we haven't seen in a while, has both Facebook and Twitter (I think he was ErryK; I'm not sure what he is now).
  • Simple and Clean: PLANITb it is then. I'll find the song somewhere, synchronise my vocals to it, and see what we can do. Let's see what Chain says.
  • Intros: Do you mind awfully if I took this to the KHWikiBureaucrat e-mail and talk this further? I still don't think I've wrapped my head around it. D:
  • Timeline: Some of the veterans among us could do it, along with some of the newer ones.
    • Top Five: Top 5 Skins sounds amazing. :) BUT, I think Top 5 Moments would make a lot more sense, because of what I'm about to mention in a bit.
    • Interview: Depending on who's available from retired users to be interviewed, we'll do just that.
  • Poll: Top 5 Skins. We give ALL the skins, and we ask people to vote on their best five, if it's possible to vote multiple entries at once. Yeah, there should be a way to dig up the wiki's history of skins, from before Wikia's current layout (they had Monobook and Monaco back in the day, and I especially liked Monaco because it felt like a more casual version of Wikipedia's default skin). Only trouble is, how do we divide this up?
    • Bearing in mind we have pre-Wiki split, and then post-Wiki split.

Tu n'es pas le seul. TroisNyxÉtienne — 21:52, February 11, 2016 (UTC)


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 18:03, February 12, 2016 (UTC)
At this point, I'd be great if people can sign up to sections. We've shared our ideas so there should be enough to go on for the majority of sections for now. If anyone is interested in any piece, please sign up and send it in!

@TNE: You could try to do that as a poll (you'd have to either find the file name for the background image and look at the revision history or use the wayback machine) but due to technical issues, we can't ask for a user to pick five. Since Aixon has signed up to the poll for this issue, first check with him to see if he isn't planned anything already. And sure, send us an email.

DaysAqua1
AquaCharmAlrighty, so I don't have a ton of time for this check-in visit, but I'll try to cover as many points/"discuss" as much as possible:

I totally agree on a themed issue. With our 10th anniversary in two months it lines up perfectly. With the articles I have signed up to do I will spin them in a KHWiki-theme as much as possible.

Thoughts on the Keyblade Master article: Does anyone remember what forum/talk page I posted that whole "Let me tell you guys a story" rant about the Wiki's history? It's a very abbreviated, in comparison, to our history, but it would be a decent start to writing the actual article. I think the oldest users still "active" on either sites are myself, Ninja, and TNE. I don't exactly remember when Neumannz came...I thought he came a year or two after I started.

A thought on the Coliseum...Now, I say this in as much humor as I possibly can. What do you guys think about having the coliseum be a debate over some major debate/feature the Wiki used to have/went through? Examples: (before merge/split; kingdomhearts.wikia.com) User blogs vs no user blogs (Remember those, TNE? :]); talk bubbles using the TalkTextTest2 versus any other variation of talk bubbles. I dunno. I would say we debate something pertaining to our content...Like the whole music article first sentence nonsense, but I don't know how that would come off. Obviously if we went with this idea we'd make it absolutely ridiculous with humor and faked anger. "What do you mean you don't like blogs? What decade are you living in, the 1800's?" Or we could even create an entirely new debate over something nonsensical/absolutely ridiculous.

The comment about having a "what not to do here" section on the tutorial page would be humorous. It could be composed of personal "oops" moments each of us have had- I mean, because who hasn't slipped up at least once on here? ^_^;

I think we should add an entirely separate page that, although a bit large in length, will be answered by every editor who contributes to the magazine/wants to join in. Think of it as a rip-off/newer version of an old forum TNE/someone created years ago. Everyone briefly answers a couple of questions, such as: Why did you come to the KHWiki? What has been your favorite part of being in the KHWiki community?

These are all thoughts. I'll create a proper response whenever I have more time.

Xion4ever If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. — 15:03, February 13, 2016 (UTC)


Hooded Saule
TheFifteenthMember - "My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name?"
TALK - "He's the connection."' TheFifteenthMember 18:34, February 13, 2016 (UTC)
I do remember the story, it's here. If it serves useful in writing the history, use it. The writing of the history should definitely begin so is there anyone of the old users willing to take charge in heading the article? Could we also cover some community events, like the creation and growth of the IRC?

I like those Coliseum ideas. Maybe a default talk bubble traditionalist vs the new generation skinny & inverted talk bubble hipster?

A tutorial on "What not to do here" could be a collab where everyone offers a bullet point on an embarrassing/oops moment of theirs.

I don't think that would be enough to constitute an entire new page, but it would be great as another Keyblade Master piece.

DaysAqua
AquaCharmI don't care to throw in my two-cents worth of Wiki-history knowledge, however, I don't think I would be the best person to do the entire article. I didn't join the Wiki until late June of 2009. The previous three years are nonexistent to me, save for what I've read on old forums, talk pages, and article history. A collaboration, perhaps? Unless we can snag Kryten, what do you think about double teaming this, TNE? You were here before I joined, and I was still around whenever you went inactive- we can fill in the pieces as we go.

As for the Coliseum...Talk bubbles work for me. Whatever you guys wanna do. Same thing for the "What not to do" portion- sounds good to me.

As for my final suggestion, combining it with the Keyblade Master sounds fine to me. Are we in agreement with the two questions initially listed or should we draw from the Mailbox questions? This brings to question, should we place this section in the mailbox portion instead of the Keyblade Master?

Xion4ever It's not a question of can or can't. There are some things in life you just do. — 03:35, February 14, 2016 (UTC)

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