Wikipedia talk:WikiProject The Simpsons
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- 1 So
- 2 Simpson family tree
- 3 List of multimedia franchises
- 4 Source on Simpsons being written by math geeks
- 5 Marcia Wallace
- 6 Book or website?
- 7 Popular pages tool update
- 8 Leaflet For Wikiproject The Simpsons At Wikimania 2014
- 9 Template:Infobox Simpsons episode has been nominated for deletion
- 10 The Simpsons (franchise) is soon a GA.
- Well the project is kind of dormant at the moment. Most of us (myself included) no longer have the time/energy to really do much beyond monitoring. If you want to help, the aim has always been to get every Simpsons article up to at least GA class, so my advice would be to find something you are interested in, look at the similar Simpsons articles which are GA/FA class as well as similar articles from other shows, and then start researching and writing them. In addition to that, many of the older episode articles (mostly from seasons 6 and 8) need to be brought in line with those from seasons 2, 3 and 7 (with commentary relistens, more thematic content and reviews from books like Leaving Springfield and the AV Club reviews). Good luck. Gran2 16:54, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
- Like Gran2 said, you could always try to bring episode articles to GA status, or improve some of the Start/Stub-class articles to B-class. I check Wikipedia every other day, and I'll continue to do that for a long time, but I'll be going to university in a month so I think my work here is pretty much done, unfortunately. Theleftorium (talk) 18:02, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Simpson family tree
I have decided to tackle the creation of a single comprehensive List of multimedia franchises. If you feel that The Simpsons is an appropriate addition to this list, please add it, with links to the supporting media. Cheers!
Source on Simpsons being written by math geeks
- Singh, Simon. "The Simpsons' secret formula: it's written by maths geeks." The Guardian. Saturday September 21, 2013.
For those who haven't heard, Marcia Wallace has died and the show announced that Edna will be retired. Keep an eye on a number of pages. After deaths, users have a tendency to add "The Late" in front of the person's name to various pages. -- Scorpion0422 22:35, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Book or website?
Forgive me if this has already been asked and answered, but I have a question. There are currently several requests to move pages from one title to another, based upon the titles given in the book "Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide". The reason I'm asking is because in some instances, such as A Star Is Born Again, the name in the book does not match up with the name given on the official website. I have no true problem with moving the pages, but I would like to have some sort of confirmation as to which guide we should be using as far as official titles go. The book should have been overseen by someone on the official Simpsons crew, but then the website is presumably more up to date. I'm also unsure as to whether we should go by the list title or how the title was promoted in the media. I want to avoid any potential reverts between the titles and an official consensus or answer would be nice. Tokyogirl79 (｡◕‿◕｡) 11:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
- While reading this, I originally thought go with the website. The book, however, is authored be creator Matt Groening. I assume the book has it (the same as Amazon) says the DVD is, as A Star is Born-Again, as opposed to the website that has it A Star is Born Again. I don't know if we want to use the DVDs as a tie or what. I appreciate you coming here with your query. CTF83! 11:19, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
- Apologies for not posting here before I moved all those articles yesterday, I didn't think it would be particularly controversial. Anyway, I think in the case of "A Star Is Born-Again", we have to consider that the title is a reference to being a "born-again Christian", which naturally includes the hyphen, lending further credence to the title in the book. – PeeJay 13:04, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I moved quite a few episode articles yesterday, based on the titles given in "Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide" (seasons 1–20), but apparently there is some disparity between the titles given in that book and in other sources. I can't find a full list of episodes from before season 19 on the Simpsons official website, so I don't know what other sources there could be. Furthermore, the Simpsons Wiki appears to follow the titles given in the books; I know we shouldn't use other wikis as sources, but it's at least a good guide that the titles given in the book are worth paying attention to. I'd welcome opinions on this please. – PeeJay 12:59, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Well both book and site are official. The official site is run by Fox with no input from the staff so does have numerous errors. So I'd rather go for the book, but the best source is the title used on the DVD menus. Gran2 16:44, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
- Do you have copies of the DVDs? I hope someone does! – PeeJay 17:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
- I have all that are out! I think you should be able to search on say, Amazon.com and get a list of the titles on the DVD, example. CTF83! 00:24, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
The following titles need checking:
- S05E08 Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood
- S11E03 Guess Who's Coming To Criticize Dinner
- S12E16 Bye, Bye, Nerdie
- S14E09 The Strong Arms of the Ma
- S14E13 A Star Is Born-Again
- S15E08 Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays
- S16E19 Thank God It's Doomsday
- S16E21 The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
- S17E13 The Seemingly Neverending Story
- S17E17 Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore
- S20E01 Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes
- S20E17 The Good, the Sad, and the Drugly
- I understand seasons 17-19 and 21-24 have not been released on DVD yet, so no need to check "The Seemingly Neverending Story" or "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore", they can just be moved per the episode guide book. – PeeJay 22:39, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Popular pages tool update
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