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New task force logo?[edit]

Hello, all. I was working on a bit of graphic design recently, got sidetracked (naturally), and ended up creating a new logo for the task force. I have no plans to implement it right now, as our trident is working just fine, but I'd love to hear your opinions of it. This is Version 1 and this is Version 2. I am completely open to opinions and suggestions, both positive and negative, here or on my talk page.

In case you're wondering what the logo is supposed to represent, it contains letters/glyphs/runes from the languages used by each culture Rick Riordan has written about in his works of fiction (those would be America, Rome, Greece, Scandinavia, and Egypt). They are all symbols for the letter/sound R, because "RR" is both our task-force's and Rick Riordan's initials. The words below (in Version 1) are written in Centaur font, which is the font most of Rick Riordan's English works have been published in. So, it's a very symbolic logo, though it might not look very appealing, which is my main concern.

If anyone besides myself likes it, I hope to use Version 2 in a userbox for the task force. (I've also been working on some other potential userboxes, but that's a subject for another post.) Thanks for reading! -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 00:59, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

Hello again, all. I have drafted some userboxes, which can be viewed at this page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Rick Riordan Task Force/Outreach. The purpose of these userboxes is threefold:

  1. To provide a way for WP:RRTF members to specialize, without creating separate taskforces
  2. To entertain potential members (to help with recruitment)
  3. To put some color into our pages and entertain current members (to help with editor retention)

There're a lot of them, but that's just to explore the options. Most of them deal with member specialties, though there is a generic one which incorporates the logo I discuss in this forum post. (This may also be a good time to mention that I've also considered creating a topicon, such as this one.) Any and all comments are welcomed. Thanks! -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 03:30, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

  • I especially like the PJO userbox. The only comment I have is that maybe we should change the font of the final userbox. Zussman1 (talk) 02:07, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Those are fine with me. I'd like to start using some of them (the ones that pertain to me). Methychroma (talk) 18:37, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
  • @Methychroma -- Ok, let me know which those might be, and I'll figure out whether they should be put into project space or my userspace, get them their own pages, and check for issues. I'll let you know when they should be good to go. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 20:41, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
  • 2ReinreB2-- I'm mainly doing Percy Jackson editing, with some Magnus Chase and Kane Chronicles editing. Maybe I can get these three userboxes? Methychroma (talk) 00:28, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • @Methychroma -- OK, sounds good. I'm deciding whether they ought to go in the Template space or my userspace, then I'll update this page with instructions on how to add them to a userpage. Thanks for letting me know which you'd like; I'm taking it slow so we don't end up with tons of pages no one can keep up with. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 00:32, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Why don't you go ahead and add them to the Template space? Methychroma (talk) 01:35, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Okay, Methychroma, those three are now working. Check out RRTF Outreach for info on how to implement them. I was actually able to find a short way to "publish" them in our project space. Let me know if there are any problems getting them to work. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 03:44, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

On Book:Percy Jackson & the Olympians[edit]

Nothing's really been done with this book in a substantial amount of time. Should we expand to cover all of Riordan's mythology novels? Should we create Kane and Magnus books? What sorts of improvements can we make to it, as it stands now? Some questions to think on. -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 06:43, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

  • You do know that Riordan's about to launch another Greco-Roman mythological series, The Trials Of Apollo, with the first volume, The Hidden Oracle, scheduled to come out in May? And also the three PJ/Kane crossover stories are supposed to come out as a compilation in April. The Magnus Chase series just got started. So maybe we can keep this page as it is, for now. It's a distinct category. Methychroma (talk) 18:42, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

too too too too < big >[edit]

<big><big><big><big> ... <big><big><big><big> ... <big><big><big>is too big here. --P64 (talk) 22:13, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@P64 -- ?? Not sure of the meaning of your comment/question. Could you provide a little more context? -- 2ReinreB2 (talk) 04:58, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Visiting this page in a desktop window probably close to 8-1/2 x 11 inches in size (standard typewriter/printer paper in the U.S.) I see

[trident symbol]
Welcome to
R •
Project page!

On this wide screen, about 18 inches, a full window displays "R • R • T". With default settings at this library station "R • R • T • F" is about two feet long and the entire banner would be more than three feet long. If I count correctly, four <big> tags precede the trident (with no effect on its display); four more (total 8) precede "Welcome" and three more (total 11) precede "R •". With two, two, and two such tags the appearance is

[Trident] Welcome to the R • R • T • F
Project Page! [Trident]

Meanwhile at these settings and window size, the page body display is just wide enough that the two boxes "This is a task force" and "Rick Riordabn Task Force // Alerts" appear side by side, which seem about right to me.

(BTW, the "Contents" box seems to be double-spaced which is a waste of vertical space to me.) --P64 (talk) 17:00, 13 February 2016 (UTC)