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Leaflet for WIkiproject Comics at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:21, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Publishers in North America navbox[edit]

I just added Teshkeel Comics to Template:Comic book publishers in North America. However, as I was going to add the navbox to the publisher's article, it occurred to me that maybe Teshkeel hadn't been added before because the navbox is supposed to cover only publishers based in North America, whereas Teshkeel is based in Kuwait. Previously I had always assumed the navbox covered articles on anyone who published comics in North America. Which interpretation of this navbox is the correct one?--NukeofEarl (talk) 13:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I think the template will get awfully long if we open it up to any publisher that has ever distributed comics in North America. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 19:52, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Good point. I'll go delete Teshkeel from the template.--NukeofEarl (talk) 14:33, 26 June 2014 (UTC)


Template:ComicsCollab (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 04:01, 23 June 2014 (UTC) RFC 2[edit]

A Request for Comment has been started at the above link to discuss removing the archive site from the blacklist. Feel free to join the chorus. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 19:39, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


I started a discussion regarding Toad's possible appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine at Wikipedia:No original research/Noticeboard#Trouble with IP user, for anyone who might have something to contribute to that discussion. (talk) 18:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Unsourced authors in Roy Lichtenstein works[edit]

Stoshmaster has added unsourced source credits to Happy Tears, Crak! & Sleeping Girl. I have reversed his additions of Mike Sekowsky to Happy Tears, written by Bob Haney and illustrated by Jack Abel to Crak! and Tony Abruzzo in Sleeping Girl. If anyone can find WP:RSs to use for WP:ICs to source this content in these article that would be helpful.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:08, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Clark Kent[edit]

I have started an FAC for Clark Kent (Smallville). Please feel free to stop by and comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Clark Kent (Smallville)/archive1.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 20:57, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Youngblood merger propsal[edit]

I have started a discussion on Talk:Youngblood (comics) about merging characters.Dwanyewest (talk) 16:37, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Cyberforce merger proposal[edit]

I have started a discussion on Talk:Cyberforce about merging characters.Dwanyewest (talk) 16:38, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Infobox subcat issue for Milestone, Wildstorm and other 2-company characters[edit]

Resolved: The parameter name is addcharcat2 and then after the equals sign type out DC Comics superheroes. Aristophanes68 (talk) 02:40, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

The comic character infobox has a subcat that automatically sorts the character by publisher, e.g., DC Comics superheroes, etc. I noticed today that most of the Milestone characters had been re-listed as DC, so I edited the remaining characters (only three of them were left) to list as DC. But then I realized that the Wildstorm characters are still listed as Wildstorm, even though they (like Milestone) are now part of DC. This problem raises the question: When characters have been bought by other companies, should the infoboxes be updated to their current publisher, or should they stay with the original publisher? Thanks. Aristophanes68 (talk) 18:28, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not too knowledgable on coding for this, but if it is possible, it should add both publisher cats, not replace one with another. I also think that potential dual cats should not be used, unless the new publisher uses the character, ie if a former Wildstorm character appears in a DC title, then add the DC cat. But if they have only ever exclusively appeared in a Wildstorm title, just keep that cat. That would make the most sense to me. Because even though the publishers have merged, the character has not appeared with the new publisher. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 18:48, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not sure how to add a 2nd publisher into the subcat. I tried it, using the br/ tag to divide them, but then neither category showed up. Help? Aristophanes68 (talk) 19:48, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
You could use a comma, like this. The br code seems to work fine on Solar (comics). Argento Surfer (talk) 20:39, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, but that's not the parameter I was talking about; in fact, the Solar article doesn't even have the full infobox listed. I'm talking about the cat and subcat parameters that come after the powers parameter. See Template:Infobox comics character. Aristophanes68 (talk) 21:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I just found on the template instructions this description of how to use the addcharcat# parameter: "Additional "<Publisher> <character type>" categories can be added with addcharcat#. Replace "#" with a number (currently the template is set up for 2 additional cats) and list the full category title. Please list the publishers in publication order." PROBLEM: I still can't get both categories to show up when I add |subcat2 = . Anyone here familiar with how to work the addcharcat# parameter? Aristophanes68 (talk) 21:08, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Changes to lead section[edit]

Kurzon has been making some pretty sizable chops to the lead sections of character articles, so I just wanted to bring this here for discussion. Examples include: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]. (talk) 12:00, 10 July 2014 (UTC)