Doing a great job Matt!
Couldn't ask for anything more. Glad to have you aboard! Let me know if you need anything from me.
--Jamie 21:05, 23 June 2006 (Eastern Daylight Time)
On uploading images:
Honestly, I just fooled around a little bit until I found a size that looked good. I still find myself doing it with newer images. All I can suggest is looking around at pictures that are used on the different pages and comparing them to the sizes you use. I know there's a way to shrink down the images on the pages themselves, but I've never taken the time to learn the coding for it. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but I'm still pretty touch and go when it comes to images.
GrnMarvl14 10:48, 5 July 2006 (Eastern Daylight Time)GrnMarvl14
- Hey Matt,
- Hope you don't mind me jumping in a bit, but I noticed your conversation...
- Personally, I have found 2 tricks to scanning images which make them an appopriate size for uploading. 1) Choose .gif over .jpg if possible. 2) Reduce the quality of your upload to about 80% (depending on the scanner). Ultimately, you should be able to clearly view the image at about 400 pixels x 400 pixels. The size can be as large as you want, but keeping it under 200kb allows readers of our pages not to have to wait forever for the page to load. My favourite size is between 80kb and 120kb for a great image.
- Once you have uploaded the image, you can modify it in the article itself by using the following code:
- [[Image:Smallmarvellogo.gif|50px|Marvel (50 pixels wide)]] & [[Image:Smallmarvellogo.gif|90px|Marvel (90 pixels wide)]] & [[Image:Smallmarvellogo.gif|Marvel (full width)]] produce:
- Marvel (50 pixels wide) & Marvel (90 pixels wide) & Marvel (full width)
- By all means, drop me an email if you have more detailed, technical questions... I may be able to help some more...
- Cheers! --Jamie 13:54, 5 July 2006 (Eastern Daylight Time)
- Great job on the Image:Exclaibur 79.jpg upload. That is perfect! You could even go a bit bigger if you wanted. We can scale it down on the article once it is uploaded. Up to you. :)
- --Jamie 15:44, 5 July 2006 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Wow, I love how you are taking initiative with the disambig pages... They needed a bit of work!
Just wanted to mention that you copied and pasted Black Marvel to Black Marvel (Daniel Lyons), but you could have saved a few clicks... There is a 'move' feature at the top of every page. This is also preferred so that we can keep the articles history and hit-counter properly intact.
No worries, just for future. :)
--Jamie 01:13, 1 August 2006 (Eastern Daylight Time)
I just wanted to say that its great seeing someone else working on issue synopses on a regular basis. I consider that the most important part of this database - all the character and team pages and the like are just reference pages meant to sort the information from the multitude of comics and storylines into character storylines. The comic summaries are themselves the raw data. And your summaries are quite excellent. (Oh if i only had a scanner). --Squirrelloid 06:58, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- Trust me, I agree wholeheartedly that the summaries are very important! It seems that we are the only 2 that are getting this done. I started to put down just quick synopses but then I thought that was not enough and decided the full story approach. I think you are doing a good job too and I kinda copied your style of putting the references on there. I would like it if we could come up with a very common style that we could use on the default pages so that they all seem to flow instead of one comic being in depth and the others being, well, lacking. I think we should collaborate and come up with a common editing field for the comics. Any suggestions? :M1shawhan 16:32, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- Maybe you guys should move this conversation to the forums, so it will be easier to talk.
- Let me know what you guys come up with for the 'best practice' and we will make it a 'policy'.
- Great work guys!
- --JamieHari 16:46, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- I like the format I'm currently using. I don't know anything about fields, but if someone wants to make using my format easier... go for it? I could post the 'template' of what I'm using in the forums.
- At some point i'll need to go back and redo a lot of my early synopses, which are really far too short. But that can wait until I've given all the synopsis-lacking comics I own a synopsis, since at least they *have* one.
- If this discussion turns into an actual discussion about formatting, we probably should move it to the forums. I'm not sure its there yet. --Squirrelloid 18:01, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- Done. The link for the discussion is: http://forums.marveldatabase.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=559&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
- --M1shawhan 20:11, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
- No problem. I would just like to see a lot of tidying up before we have a huge influx of people who come across the site since it is more mainstream now...but yeah, I think we should definitely update the templates and I think the people who post the most should get together and come up with a general "theme". --BTW, Wow on the image pages and galleries!
- --M1shawhan 09:57, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
- You're right about the tidying up but that it's going to take some time. And thanks for the compliments about the character galleries. I've noticed that you've uploaded a lot of images I haven't seen before. Nice work!
- Copycat989 11:37, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Keep everyone on our toes, eh? he he he
We have needed someone to help us with that for a long, long time... :)
--JamieHari 17:00, 16 December 2006 (UTC)