Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Pokénav
Spelling of "Lavander Town"
Do the Pokemon games use an alternate spelling of lavender, or has someone misspelt Lavender Town on the Kanto regional boilerplate? If so, how can it be changed?--Jonathan Drain 01:50, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)
I checked and it's spelled Lavender in the games. If it's spelled Lavander in the boilerplate, then I guess I must've misspelled it in my rush of creating them (seems so long ago now). I'll go fix it.
--Fern 20:25, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)
- Just to confirm, it is indeed Lavender Town. --/ɛvɪs/ 15:11, Mar 20, 2005 (UTC)
I see that Professor Ivy was added to the Pokémon Professors boilerplate, but her link is inactive. I have created a page on Ivy a while back, but its title features her full name (Professor Felina Ivy). Could the link in the boilerplate be fixed to direct to that article? Sinistro 08:45, 29 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Images in the templates
See Template:Kanto History On July 15, 2004, Raul654 removed the image of the spinning Pokénav from the template for the Kanto Cities and Towns. The following day, I reverted the image back in because this edit was creating inconsistencies with the other templates of the Wikiproject Pokénav and said:
Give me a good reason to take the image away and if I agree
I'll remove it from ALL the WikiProject Pokénav templates.
One hour later, Raul654 responded with:
Because animated gifs are *laughably* unprofessional. This wikipedia,
not some 12-year-old fan's site.
I've brought this to discussion to see if I can get other people's opinion on the matter.
I, myself, think the image should stay since, well, I added it after all. I think of it as an illustration and "symbol" of this Wikiproject (though I do agree that WikiProjects are not the kind of thing that would need symbols).
If it looks too unprofessional, I could replace it with a still version of the image (not spinning around like a top)
However (although they may try to make it seem at points) Pokémon is not something that serious, really (maybe because it's aimed at 10-year-olds) nor formal.
That's the problem and what I think of it in short. Please put your opinions, thanks.
--Fern 12:36, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- I have since removed the animated gif from all templates and articles and listed it for deletion. This is wikipedia. This is not, as Raul so eloquently said, some 12-year-old fan's site. The image serves no purpose and looks terribly unprofessional. Enough said. blankfaze | (беседа!) 13:24, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)
- Blankfaze took the words right out of my mouth. And, for the record, you should not be linking to your project from the article namespace. Cross name-space links are a definite no-no. →Raul654 15:21, Jul 17, 2004 (UTC)
minimising impact on Wikipedia
hi all; I'm not going to say that this project shouldn't go ahead; there is very much space for "special" interests in Wikipedia. However, please consider carefully how to help keep wikipedia Encyclopedic.
- at the start of each article, state clearly that it is an article about a fictional something from the Pokemon fantasy world
- try to create fewer merged articles containing multiple sets of information
- try to keep readers with you by avoiding or explaining all terms and explaining why any particular topic could be interesting to the non-fan.
- please avoid direct references to your project page as you have in your navbox. I'm not sure where to link to otherwise I would fix it myself. Mozzerati 18:55, 2005 Jun 4 (UTC)