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Yomary Cruz and Nathan Zellner[edit]

Does anyone have an opinion on what to do with these articles? WP:BIO is a bit open on entertainment personalities, in that it allows for a "cult" following (which the entirety of Red vs. Blue is, at least). Should they be officially tagged as part of the project? They've both done significant work outside of Red vs. Blue, but I wonder whether, as the latter heads more and more towards mainstream (Halo 3 Legendary Edition, anyone?), whether our criterion of being "primarily" known for machinima roles holds. Thoughts? — TKD::Talk 11:14, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

In the absence of any other opinions, I've tagged both articles, for now, as falling within the scope of WikiProject Machinima, the main rationale being that it is quite possible that anyone who can expand their articles may likely have heard of them through Red vs. Blue. — TKD::Talk 04:45, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

wikiproject films[edit]

hey it says on our project page that the wikiproject films is our parent project, but we're not listed as one of their decendant projects. shouldn't we be. Any thoughts?????

peace - Threewaysround 00:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Church GA[edit]

Church is now a GA, and is in the category machinima GA articles, but it isn't changed on our rateing scale thingy, i'm not sure how to change it so could somebody else do it? thanx

peace out-Threewaysround 20:17, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

There is a bot that picks up changes to ratings about once a day. It's reflected in the statistics now. — TKD::Talk 16:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Template:year in machinima[edit]

I was bold and decided to rewrite the {{year in machinima}} template that's used on the "XYZ in machinima" year-based articles. The design was originally based off of that of {{year in cvg}}, but I grew to find that layout a bit confusing. For reference, here's what the template used to look like. Comments welcome. — TKD::Talk 07:06, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Main Page heads-up[edit]

I don't know whether anyone else still watches this page, but Halo: Combat Evolved has been scheduled for November 15 as the featured article for that day. Red vs. Blue is mentioned and linked to from that blurb, so that article might see additional traffic. — TKD::Talk 12:07, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Machinima[edit]

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

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WikiProject Video games is looking to clean up both inactive and limited-scope WikiProjects dealing with video games and move these into task forces of WikiProject Video games, as outlined at Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games/Inactive project cleanup. This message is being posted to this project to first see if this project is currently active, and if there is consensus to move this project into a task force. We ask that if this project is still active, that you determine as a project if this project should remain separate from WikiProject Video games, and let us know your intentions. Please let us know within the month; those projects that do not respond within that time will be assumed to be inactive and will be cleaned up automatically. This is not a mandatory process; we will not attempt to do anything to your project if there is no consensus or consensus against moving it. However, we do urge you to consider if your project needs to remain separate from WikiProject Video games. Please let us know if you have any questions on this. (Guyinblack25 talk 21:16, 22 January 2009 (UTC))

I know some of these people are still active; does anyone read this? I support the moving this project to a task force under WP:VG, as will give the project a lot more attention and give it use of the existing support structure (peer review, assessment, etc.). User:TKD I think is really the make-or-break on this one. ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 17:34, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, it looks I am going to convert into a work group of WP:ANIMATION since it is no longer active. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 21:43, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Article alerts[edit]

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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:22, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

Note: I've set this up for this WikiProject. — TKD::{talk} 13:02, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Source reliability[edit]

I just drafted Wikipedia:WikiProject Machinima/Sources for information on reliability of sources in machinima-related articles, particularly for less generally known cases for which questions may arise, since scrutiny of sources has increased at GAN/FAC. Let me know if there is any disagreement. — TKD::{talk} 12:49, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Category:Machinima productions[edit]

I've proposed that Category:Machinima productions be renamed to Category:Machinima works at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2009 March 23#Category:Machinima productions. Comments are welcome. — TKD::{talk} 10:15, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Copyedit request: machinima[edit]

In case people other than Drat (talk · contribs) and me are still watching this talk page, the GA nomination for machinima is on hold, partly because a copyedit for flow, among other things, may be beneficial, particularly by someone unfamiliar with the text. If someone is up for combing through about 4,600 words of prose, I would appreciate it. — TKD::{talk} 00:54, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

The French Democracy[edit]

Hello; I've put The French Democracy up for peer review here, in preparation to send the article to FAC soon. Comments and suggestions would be most appreciated. —TKD [talk][c] 08:19, 2 June 2009

Are there enough articles on this subject to justify an Outline of machinima?[edit]

By the way, here's a relevant discussion about subject development you might find interesting.

Now back to the question...

The Transhumanist 01:26, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

This message is being sent to each WikiProject that participates in the WP 1.0 assessment system. On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the WP 1.0 bot will be upgraded. Your project does not need to take any action, but the appearance of your project's summary table will change. The upgrade will make many new, optional features available to all WikiProjects. Additional information is available at the WP 1.0 project homepage. — Carl (CBM · talk) 03:33, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Machinima articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Machinima articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:17, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

B-Class checklist[edit]

Greeting, I am a coordinator for WP:ANIMATION. A B-Class checklist will be added to the project banner, along with the work group text, including the importance function. The B-Class checklist will include 6 point parameters to assess against the criteria. If you have any questions, please discuss at our talk page. Thank for your time. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 20:52, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Red vs. Blue FAR[edit]

I have nominated Red vs. Blue for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 09:09, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed merge Machinima & Machinima: Virtual Filmmaking[edit]

Hey there! Machinima: Virtual Filmmaking & Machinima currently have proposed merge tags on their respective talk pages. From a look over they seem to have the same scope making them duplicate articles. Therefore it would be benefical to merge the two pages together or change the scope of Machinima: Virtual Filmmaking. In either case, would be great if someone gave it a look over! Thanks. --DarkCrowCaw 17:02, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Educational assignment[edit]

A number of students working with me (as their tutor) are currently involved in a course to explore ways to improve machinima related pages. Details about the course are available here. Eventually they will also be producing short pieces of machinima in Second Life for assessment. I look forward to members of this working group engaging with some of the work the students on this course are doing on Wikipedia. They will benefit greatly from your experience and good spirit! --ToniSant (talk) 14:27, 11 February 2013 (UTC)