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Not left a message here in a while! Just to note that I've updated the above file's image summary. Looking back on it, i think we could easily re-word it and use it on all the screenshots which FelixCheng added. I think this is a task we could set about doing. Anyone interested?

As always, responses are welcome. --SteelersFanUK06 ReplyOnMine! 16:44, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

I'm too busy to help right now, :'( but I'm glad other people are working here on WP:TUGS :) ! ZEM talk to me! 17:48, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Regarding size of "List of..." pages - possible solution[edit]

Hi again, I've thought of a possible solution to the problem with the size of the "List of..." pages (List of minor TUGS characters, List of recurring TUGS characters), where I think that the Lists are way to big in size (I mentioned it at the recurring page a while ago).

How about instead of having a new Level 3 heading for every character ===Like this===, we simply add the characters in bold text, with a short description, in one paragraph? It would be sort of like what's going on on the Bigg City Port page, here's what i think i mean:

Name of Fleet/Boat type[edit]

One of them purty images of the Fleet/Boat type in question, with multiple characters grouped together.
  • Name of Fleet/Boat type character 1: Short description of character 1.
  • Name of Fleet/Boat type character 2: Short description of character 2.
  • Name of Fleet/Boat type character 3: Short description of character 3.

Now, i see what everyone would be thinking (Lunacy! Madness!), but here's my justification for this.

  • The "short description" section allows us to really cut out the crap of the characters. I mean, think how simple it would be. We wouldn't need to include a full description of some adventure the character has had, we could put that on List of TUGS episodes, under the episode in question. It could just be "They do this, they were in this". Really concise!
  • The contents page of the article would be small, as opposed to the gigantic one currently over at the two list of pages.
  • It sort of reflects what happened in the TUGS AfD, they said that all these characters didn't need their own pages, I suppose I'm just taking it one step further.
  • A lot of links to the page could be more general, pages linking to "List of TUGS characters#Fleet/Boat type" would be more useful that "List of TUGS characters#Individual character".

The funny thing is, i think it's quite similar to what's going on over at the Theodore Tugboat page. But trust me we are not in cahoots. I think i'm probably going to go about doing this, as I think its a very good idea. If anyone disagrees, feel free to comment. Now, if anyone is looking for stuff to do in relation to the project, there are two things which will spring up instantly as a result of these actions:

  • Since we're hopefully now going to be covering each character in a few lines, there would be no need for all the character images (you can see a full list at Category:WikiProject TUGS articles) so we could probably go about deleting alot of them. This would include all of the Star Fleet images, as they can be covered in one single image (Star Fleet Full.png). A similar image could probably be worked out for the Z's, as well as maybe a few compilation images of the Barges, Liners etc.
  • There's going to be a hell of a lot of links which need to be redirected, as I've already outlined above. And I know its stupid since I've probably only recently finished fixing the links from when i rearranged everything before, but hey, price of perfection and all that.

I'll leave anyone reading this to mull it over. Bit of an interesting one this. --SteelersFanUK06 ReplyOnMine! 03:22, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

BRAVO!!! I like your thinking, it really is a great idea. ZEM talk to me! 18:27, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

A resource for TUGS[edit]

As members of WikiProject Thomas found, Wikipedia is not always "fan friendly". They use Train Spotting World to enable them to do things that Wikipedia, as an encyclopaedia, does not allow. shows some of what they have used TSW to do. And it is also used to act as a repository for articles that are in danger of deletion here at WP

Since TUGS may find it runs into the same constraints I'd like to offer Ship Spotting World, notably the TUGS starting point, to editors here with a special interest in TUGS. Indeed there may be an overlap between TUGS and TTTE.

The look and feel is Mediawiki, so everything should be familiar. It's free and supported by advertising.

I'll be happy to answer any questions, but I absolutely will not make a shameless plug for it. The resource is there, ready for when and if you need it, accepts totally unencyclopaedic content and is a new community waiting to be formed. Fiddle Faddle (talk) 22:01, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

TUGS Wikipedia book now available[edit]

Wikipedia has recently created a new feature where you can purchase physical books which consist of all copies of the articles on the particular subject. I've taken the time to create one on the subject of TUGS which you can see here: Book:TUGS. All you see there you can then download as a pdf or purchase a physical copy of it which would be great for any TUGS fans. Hope you enjoy it and if you do want to add more to it or change some things about, please be aware that we don't want to clutter it too much with anything that although relevant may seem unecessary. --Victory93 (talk) 09:55, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Updates to TV#MOS[edit]

I'm not sure how many people monitor WP:MOSTV or even WP:TV (the basic WikiProject for all of us), but we've been trying to get some feedback on additions to the TV Manual of Style. It largely has to do with the inclusion of "Overview" tables at the start of the page, the order in which season lists are presented (currently, there is no concrete order), and what is considered too much info for DVDs (i.e. should we be placing every detail about the box set in the article, from each interview to the aspect ratio, or should be keep it more generalized). Please see discussion at WT:MOSTV#Updates to the MOS. Thank you.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 22:10, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Books & Videos → Media[edit]

Just a quick note, I think it would be wise to take the "Videos" section of the TUGS page, combine it with List of TUGS books and put the whole thing out as List of TUGS media. I've not made the move just yet but I've retitled the pipe in the TUGS series template regardless. --SteelersFanUK06 AFCNorth2k10 03:54, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Merger of this project into WikiProject Television as a task force[edit]

It has been suggested that this project be merged into WikiProject Television as a task force since it might be inactive or semi-active. After reviewing this project, it appears that there have not been any active discussion on the talk page in some time and the only content updates appear to be simple maintenance so being supported by a larger project might be beneficial. If you have questions or comments, please let us know. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 09:42, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Since there is no objections for a year, I guess I am going to convert into a task force anyway. JJ98 (Talk / Contributions) 10:13, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Jeremy King interview[edit]

I am in the process of copyediting the List of Tugs characters and came across this interview, which you might find useful for detailing some of the characters and modeling approaches for the show.

-AngusWOOF (talk) 07:42, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

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