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Spoiler tag

Shouldn't we, like, RETURN the spoiler tags for splatoon 3 rotm pages?? Greasy Hot Dog (talk) 14:33, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, we've had that thought ourselves, personally. At the very least we should try to make some of these articles a bit more spoiler-friendly. Compare Telephone showing the Telephone in the infobox with his true form as Tartar in the Gallery. There's no quote at all on his article, but all mentions of his true role as Tartar are off-handed in the article opening with no real further elaborations outside the actual body of the article. Contrast that with Mr. Grizz, and... Spoiler with his true appearance in the infobox, quote that actively comes from before his final boss fight, yet no mention of his role in Splatoon 3 outside of him simply returning? When you have his quote about breaking squidkind as a quote, you'd think the actual opening paragraph would drop all pretense too, but that's where it relents, we guess. While the problem of spoilers becomes less and less pronounced (at least until the holiday season hits) as more and more day one players finally beat Return of the Mammalians, it's still quite a concern just because the current state of some of these articles is incredibly clunky, due in part for trying to include details that are considered high spoilers. ~Camwoodstock & Tori! (talk) 19:50, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, especially for new players like myself
Dry Paper Hammer Bro (talk) 19:45, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Im new to this wiki so i was wondering what these "Bytes" we have are? Im seeing them next to peoples names on the edit history tab and im not sure what they are nor is there any information online, so if someone could tell me what they are then that would be great Barracuda (talk) 19:39, 23 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Bytes are an amount of data. On Inkipedia it roughly means the amount of characters (letters and symbols) in the page. The one in the brackets to the right of it with either a + or - is the difference in the amount of bytes in the revision compared to the previous one. GX 64 Splatoon 2 - Green Inkling Squid icon.png (talk) 02:31, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
To be more exact, it's how many bytes were added to/removed from the page after said revision. For exmaple, if you were to change a ten-letter word into another ten-letter word and nothing else, it would say (0) because the page ended up being the same amount of bytes as before your edit.
  #6-Frisk   S Ability Bomb Sniffer.pngS2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png  19:43, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, that makes a lot of sense, thanks for clarifying! Barracuda (talk) 14:53, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Huge weapon images

I've noticed that the S3 weapon images in the infoboxes are way too big and most don't even fit in the infobox. Is this just me or does this happen to everyone? This occurs on a lot of devices. Also, the REEF-LUX 450 infobox image is the 2D image, not the 3D image the other weapons have. The 3D image exists, I just don't know the file name. Could someone tell me what its filename is? Thanks, OrderSquid38 Squid.jpeg OrderSquid38 *Chat* 15:25, 24 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Notice templates

Okay, we're all familiar with Notice Templates? But at the moment they are very obtuse.

I propose that:

  1. {{Todo}} notices should be moved to the talkpage
  2. {{Stub}} and {{Construction}} is removed completely, in favour of {{Incomplete}}. {{Draft}} is unaffected.
  3. Notice templates that refer to a section only, should go in that section and not at the top/bottom of the article (e.g. 0 shell)
  4. Editor notice templates that the reader doesn't care about or "get in the way" should go at the bottom of the page. These include {{Disambig}}, {{Incomplete}}, {{Images}}, {{Move}}, {{Protect}}, {{Delete}}.
  5. Notice templates that provide contextual information that the reader would care about should remain at the top, or in the relevant section. These include {{Archive}}, {{Conjecture}}, {{Future}}, {{Leak}}, {{Proposal}}, {{Real}}, {{Unofficial}}.

Love to hear thoughts on this. Slate Talk Contribs 16:51, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I don't object to the templates themselves so much, but I've definitely seen them being used irresponsibly the majority of the time. Someone thinks more content is needed on a page or section, so they stick a {{todo}} or something on it and never touch the page ever again. Notice templates are not for assigning homework to other editors. Consequently, we'll probably want to do an audit of all of their current uses and clean those up before deciding what needs to change going forward. --GuyPerfect (talk) 17:01, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think instead of moving some of these somewhere they would be noticed even less, they could be reworked to take up less space. Right now the borders and images are pretty big in like, all of them, which probably makes it feel even more like they're "getting in the way".
Taking some examples from another wiki I'm active on, see how their disambig template is just that one line of text + separating line at the top? In general, a lot of their templates that are made to be inserted into pages or sections are much thinner than Ikipedia's: see stub or incomplete. I'm not going to link them all (though I could if asked) because I think I'm being clear enough already: imo, completely redesigning some of these could be more helpful (they're still seen, but are less of a bother if you don't care at the moment).
But even apart from visibility, I'm just not sure about moving stuff to the bottom. Like, disambig pages aren't usually that big and that template is almost redundant anyway so I wouldn't really mind it that for one. But if the point of {{Move}} and {{Delete}} are to start discussion about said move or deletion, I fear moving them to the bottom is going to do the opposite of helping.
  #6-Frisk   S Ability Bomb Sniffer.pngS2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png  19:38, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I too feel like making them smaller would be a good idea. MissDelibirda (talk) 19:46, 25 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I understand a lot of this, but don't agree to all of it. The number one thing is that all of the templates are just so big, and if they were able to shrink down a bit it may reduce clutter. I think to-do on talk pages is a good idea in theory, but would voice the concern that people wouldn't remove the thing to do after it happens. I would agree with making Incomplete template a switch that defaults to missing information, or, if Stub is entered as a variable it will change the message to just say the article is broadly short or inconclusive, as opposed to Incomplete which implies a specific segment of the page is not correct. Section three is fine, and I am surprised it is not being done already. I really disagree with moving the templates in point four to the bottom. Those if anything should be seen right away to know that a major event is going to happen to the page, even as a reader. This page I am referencing constantly for something, maybe as a website link? It could be affected soon. That is pertinent information. Again, if the sizes of these templates were smaller it may reduce space lost before content begins. I do not think there is substantial difference between delete tags and unofficial tags. Would never have thought about GuyP's point, but if it does appear to be an issue, putting stricter guidelines or creating a single to-do maintenance page with linked headers could be applicable solutions. Trig - 17:42, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
At the moment "incomplete" means a section is lacking, but since "incomplete" is, in English, a binary term, an article that is 99% done, and another that is 1% stubbed, are both deemed incomplete. Construction is a particularly strange one as all pages in a wiki are "under construction". Slate Talk Contribs 20:13, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I've shrunk the size down on the default parameters, but I don't see this being a resolution Slate Talk Contribs 20:10, 26 September 2022 (UTC)[reply]