GargWiki:Community Portal

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Welcome to the GargWiki Community Portal! Here we provide a simple introduction to the GargWiki community and a few useful tools to help editors navigate the site.

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Ongoing discussions

GargWiki talk:Community Portal, this page's associated talk page, is for discussions and suggestions relating to the whole of GargWiki. If you would like to get more involved in the running of GargWiki, or if you have an idea to improve the site, you can add it there. Please remember to respect your fellow editors.

As well as this, here is a list of other ongoing discussions elsewhere on the site:

Tasks

In this section, editors can list GargWiki pages according to the work that needs to be done on them. Editors can request pages anonymously or sign their comments by adding three tildes at the end: ~~~

Editors are also encouraged to give a brief explanation as to why they have listed the page, and ideas for improvement.

Requested pages

Special:Wantedpages contains an automatically-generated list of non-existent pages with the most incoming links, but users can also request pages to be created by listing them here.

  • Dracon Family -- Does anyone else think New York's biggest crime syndicate deserves it's own page and category, or do you guys think the Tony Dracon and Organised crime pages pretty much cover everything relevent? -- Algernon 08:01, 22 October 2009 (CDT)
  • Gargoyle Way -- We hear this phrase a lot to mean a lot of different things. Maybe someday we can cook up a page talking about the gargoyle code (parenting, banishing, leader/second, all that) Mabe it could help split up the gargoyles page more, as I did when I made clan. -- Matt 16:44, 1 January 2008 (CST)
I would rather have a series of interconnected pages, like Gargoyle, Gargoyle culture (which would link out to, e.g. Clan and Wind Ceremony), Gargoyle biology (which would link out to, e.g. Egg), and maybe even Gargoyle history or similar. We can keep some information (mostly canon) in the main article and then direct people wherever they want to go. Gargoyle Way can redirect to Gargoyle culture. We might even be able to merge some info back into more general articles from clan and egg and whatever else. To keep in line with the archives at Ask Greg, gargoyle culture could also be called gargoyle customs. ... Huh. That seems kinda complicated when I write it all out. -- Supermorff 17:21, 14 January 2008 (CST)
  • Construction Worker -- Another recurring character without a page. Where there any others we have not done yet? -- Matt 17:15, 23 January 2008 (CST)
From Vendettas and Hunter's Moon 1. Any other appearances? -- Supermorff 15:10, 1 February 2008 (CST)
Those are two different construction workers. --GregX 18:47, 9 January 2009 (CST)
Pages for both? Construction Workers A and B? -- Supermorff 04:40, 5 December 2010 (CST)
You mean the bit at the end of an episode where Xanatos reveals that he was behind everything that happened (assuming that wasn't already obvious) and points out how even though the gargoyles foiled his plan or apparent plan, it's all good because he learned something that will make him more awesome? Does that really need its own entry or can we just cover it in the David Xanatos article? -- Demonskrye 06:15, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
Yeah, one of them things. The problem with putting it in the Xanatos article itself is that Xanatos is an in-universe canon character, whereas the Xanatos tag is an out-of-universe production... thing. Besides, Thailog sometimes has his own "Xanatos tags" as well. -- Supermorff 06:45, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
I think a "Behind the Scenes" section would cover it. And we could put an additional link to Xanatos in Thailog's Behind the Scenes section when talking about his penchant for similar speeches. -- Demonskrye 07:28, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
I don't doubt that a Behind the Scenes section could cover it, but why should it have to? By the way, has everyone seen this? -- Supermorff 12:02, 10 July 2008 (CDT)
I think we should consult Greg to find out if he has a name for this war or at least a placeholder name. -- Matt 12:23, 12 October 2008 (CDT)
Good plan. I wonder if the involved races have different names for it? -- Supermorff
  • Touchstone Live-Action Film - Writers attached to the project, some of the directions they were going in (off the top of my head: Macbeth being ruler of Wyvern, Othello sleeping for a thousand years and dying in modern day to be resurrected as Coldstone in the sequel, Lexington being renamed Alex), etc. -- Supermorff
A handful of references to help with this: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]. -- Supermorff 10:50, 31 January 2009 (CST)
Also an interview with Michael Reaves: [12] -- Supermorff 13:38, 31 January 2009 (CST)
Also some info about writers at the bottom of this page: [13]. Not sure about reliability. -- Supermorff 04:24, 11 January 2011 (CST)
  • I was just thinking. We have aircraft and exo-frame pages. Shouldn't we have one for weapons? DTaina 21:46, 18 January 2009 (CST)
  • Should the rain of flaming arrows get its own article? It's just too cool not to have one. DTaina 13:08, 25 August 2009 (CDT)
I think it should go on the Grimorum page. I've been meaning to do a major overhaul of the Grimorum page for a while now. When I do, I could definitly use the rain of arrows pic. -- Matt 14:21, 25 August 2009 (CDT)
  • Could the other Gargoyles Season 1 (VHS) recieve their own page? I wouldn't mind creating the page myself (Synopsis and Amazon link), but I'm not sure if you have to be at a higher editor position to create a page. Also should each VHS tape get it's own page or have a single page with synopsis for each four volumes?
  • Theseus: Even though he's barely mentioned in canon, I'm still kinda surprised that this page hasn't been created yet. One of Greg Weisman's favorite characters, and there's more than one rambling dedicated to the guy ([14], [15], [16], [17]) . . . plus, he killed Taurus's ancestor, the Minotaur. (Greg W. also has a caveat about introducing Theseus here [18], but I still think a page for him couldn't hurt) ;) -- Pheon 06:44, 6 December 2010 (CDT)
  • The Disney Afternoon: with the latest boom of Disney Afternoon comics with, well, BOOM! Studios (as well as those Gargoyles easter eggs in the occasional issue), we could use the page . . . plus, Darkwing Duck already links to it ;) --Pheon 21:30, 26 March 2011 (CDT)
  • Una's Sleep Spell I noticed that the spell that Una used against Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx has no listing anywhere. This surprised me, becasue I think it's similar to the Sleep Spell Griffinwyrm7 00:50, 26 May 2011 (PDT)

Pages in need of expansion

Special:Shortpages contains an automatically-generated list of pages with the least information, but users can also list pages to be expanded here.

Requested images

Here, users can list articles that they believe could be improved by the inclusion of appropriate images.

  • Ishimura Clan -- Matt has requested a collage of higher quality pics of all members seen in canon.
Yeah, there's a pan of it but I haven't finished it yet. DTaina 01:44, 10 February 2009 (CST)
  • Demona's Clan needs an updated picture (collage?) with new clan members shown in the TimeDancer comic arc. -- Litwolf 25 August 2009
  • Old Pog could use another pic of him not in his stone form, although this may require someone to donate a model sheet or a drawing not used in the comic. -- Supermorff 10:22, 12 December 2010 (CST)
  • This is an unusual one, does anybody have any better pics of "Gargoyle" from W.I.T.C.H.? The one I have isn't that great. Ideally I'd like one from season 2 where he got that new lava hand from Nerissa. --Algernon 16:55, 13 August 2010 (CDT)
  • A general thought, but it'd be awesome if we eventually found images for a lot of the old various merchandise, like the VHS's, books, and posters (even the ALA READ poster). No doubt, there's probably a few dedicated editors taking on this endeavor, but I thought it couldn't hurt to add the post . . . for officialness-sake :) --Pheon 21:30, 26 March 2011 (CDT)
  • Not sure if its something you might already have/in-the-works, DTaina, but I was thinking that a pan of the logo on Fortress-1 (from "Awakening, Part Five" I think) would be nice for the Cyberbiotics page. It might not be the official company logo for Cyberbiotics, but I think the page could use a cool pan :) --Pheon 10:09, 31 October 2011 (PDT)

Images without pages

Kudos

GargWiki:Special Thanks contains a list of influential people that helped create GargWiki in its current form. Editors can also recognize the efforts of regular users of GargWiki by listing them here:

  • Kudos to VA for rewriting the first sentences of tons of articles for better uniformity of format! (Feel free to use this section for kudos to other editors too.) -- Demonskrye 20 September 2007
    Oh, thank you! :) -- Vaevictis Asmadi 13:09, 20 September 2007 (CDT)
  • Kudos to User:Supermorff for his hard work creating and implementing the CIT text and banner templates. -- Vaevictis Asmadi 21:22, 26 September 2007 (CDT)
    Thanks very much! -- Supermorff 03:53, 27 September 2007 (CDT)
  • A big well done to User:Matt, and also User:Greg Bishansky, for adding Appearances sections to every canon character article. -- Supermorff 14:45, 31 December 2007 (CST)
    Thanks! I can't believe it took less than a day. Thanks everyone who helped put it together, offered suggestions, corrected errors and reminded me of things I'd forgotten. Wait'll you guys hear my next big idea! -- Matt 14:48, 31 December 2007 (CST)
  • Massive kudos to D Taina for image contributions past, present, and future. -- Demonskrye 14:25, 15 May 2008 (CDT)
    Thank you!!  :D I try! -- D Taina 00:50, 20 May 2008 (CDT)
  • Massive kudos to EVERYONE! We now have 900 articles. Think we can make it to 1,000? --GregX 00:55, 12 January 2009 (CST)
  • Massive kudos to everyone yet again for producing 1000 quality articles! Particular thanks to User:Greg Bishansky for seeing us through the final push, and for creating article #1000: Gargoyles Universe! -- Supermorff 09:49, 12 May 2010 (CDT)
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