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When I found out that the Inkipedia logo is from Nintendo's old Splatoon website, I wondered if there would be any interest in replacing it with original art. Something original and fitting for an encyclopedia about Splatoon. Maybe art of a squid reading a book, or something like that.

We could have an art contest! With Splatoon 3 releasing this year, the number of active Inkipedia editors is increasing, and the more people involved, the better the contest would be; so, sometime this year would be an ideal time for such a contest. I could personally fund prizes which could include eshop gift cards or cash.

There is a technical reason to get a new logo: newer wiki skins require text-only and art-only versions of the logo in addition to the normal logo; we only have the normal logo, so new skins such as Vector 2022 or Timeless don't look as good as they should. So, if we were to hold an art contest, each entry would require 3 submissions: (1) the art-only logo, (2) the text-only logo, called a "wordmark", and (3) the logo with art and text combined.

Changing the logo is not something to be taken lightly, so there would be at least two rounds of voting. One vote to choose the art contest winner. Then, a second vote: art contest winner versus the current Inkipedia logo.

Register your interest with a comment in the categories below. If there is not sufficient interest, no contest will take place. Thank you! Heddy (talk) 20:59, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Oppose. I like the current logo, and we shouldn't consider choosing a new logo.

  1. BlueDecoRoller (talk) 23:48, 24 April 2022 (UTC)

Support. I will not submit any art.

  1. Heddy (talk) 20:59, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  2. GloverMist (talk) 22:05, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  3. Kirbeat (talk) 23:38, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  4. WoomyGirl85(talk)S2 Icon Marie 2.png 00:56, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  5. P.J. GT(talk)SSBU Inkling Boy.png 04:38, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  6. Shahar (talk) 09:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  7. ShadowLugia250 (talk) 12:11, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  8. Xerox (talk) 02:40, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

Support. I will probably submit art if a contest is held.

  1. PrincewaveSquindows95 CP TalkPage.jpegSquindows95StartButton.jpeg 21:15, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  2.   #6-Frisk   S Ability Bomb Sniffer.pngS2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png  21:45, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  3. ChessMaster [TALK] 12:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  4. Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 13:45, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  5. EnigMajicc (talk) 18:18, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  6. Queen N 17:42, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
  7. User:Octogrl66 15:31, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

General discussion, ideas, suggestions, and other comments

  • Any opinions on how a contest should be held? Rules and restrictions? Procedures? Prizes? Timeframe? Heddy (talk) 20:59, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  • I think this would be nice, as a lot of the visuals here are starting to look pretty outdated. As for restrictions, I think only users who have the welcome message on their talk page present before the contest should be allowed to participate, so as to prevent people making an account for the sole purpose of partaking in this. I guess for prizes, maybe the winner could receive a box of assorted Splatoon 3-related goodies, like a plush and/or a t-shirt of some kind. PrincewaveSquindows95 CP TalkPage.jpegSquindows95StartButton.jpeg 21:15, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Sounds fun! I can't promise anything, but I'll sure try to submit something if this happens. I don't know about a precise timeframe, but I think it should be long enough to let even busy people have a chance at making art. And as for restrictions, maybe give some for format (png, I assume?) or dimensions (square, not too small or too big)?
      #6-Frisk   S Ability Bomb Sniffer.pngS2 Weapon Special Booyah Bomb.png  21:45, 24 April 2022 (UTC)
  • This sounds like a great idea! I probably won’t submit any art since little icon to thingies aren’t really my thing, but I definitely support this. As for the prizes, I think an E-gift card would be best so as to keep things private online. I’m excited to see what people make! WoomyGirl85(talk)S2 Icon Marie 2.png 00:56, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • I'm so used to the current one it would be hard to let it go. Changes are hard. Shahar (talk) 09:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • It'd be an interesting fresh start. I'm sure it'd take getting used to, but a new coat of paint might be what the wiki needs in view of the upcoming release. Besides, it'd be nice to have a logo that'd work well with some of the other skins. ShadowLugia250 (talk) 12:11, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Sounds very fun! ChessMaster [TALK] 12:40, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • The current logo is good and recognizable enough, even though it is from 2016 (or maybe 2015). If there is a new logo, I prefer it to be simplistic like the current logo. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 13:45, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
    • Wait. There's no Octoling symbol. That, and the technical reasons (mentioned by Heddy above). I would probably voted "oppose" otherwise, honestly. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 13:45, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • My only wish is that the logo will fit Splatoon's art style, otherwise it might feel a bit jarring. Other than that, it sounds like a nice idea. —AmbientDinosaurSig.pngAmbientDinosaurSigTalk.png 18:33, 25 April 2022 (UTC)
  • Hello there. If the prizes are eShop gift cards, participants should state whether they can use it or not. Like, those who cannot use it may receive a gift card of another type of their choice or pass the eShop card to the next winner. In my case, I have no Nintendo consoles that can use them. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 02:28, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  • A question. Any rules regarding colors of the logo? At least whether it is allowed to be two-tone or just one-tone. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 03:43, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
    • I'm not going to have any restrictions like that. Use as many colors as you want. Heddy (talk) 16:02, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
  • I think there is enough interest! I have drafted some rules. Please take a look at those rules, and share your feedback and proposed changes on the project talk page. Heddy (talk) 07:30, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Splatoon Youtubers

Maybe we could add a section and pages dedicated to Splatoon Youtubers and their content like Viantastic, OctoBoy, Wadsm, etc. It's just a random idea and I really don't have ideas to support it, but what do you think and how should we turn this idea into reality?

DedSplat1369 (talk) 17:56, 2 May 2022 (UTC)DedSplat1369

Sometimes youtube videos are cited as a source of information, but other than that, there isn't anything else to say about them. They are out of scope for Inkipedia, because Inkipedia is a wiki about Splatoon. If there is a wiki about youtubers as people (there probably is), then that would be the place to create those pages. Staying in-scope is one of the ways we keep this encylopedia as high quality as it can be! Heddy (talk) 14:11, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

How can I customize my signature?

Going thru the talk pages in the wiki, I noticed a lot of people have signatures with custom fonts and icons... how do you do that? Is that an admin-only capability? ninckmane (talk) 23:21, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Everything you need to know can be found on INK:SIG. Let me know if you have any more questions! GloverMist (talk) 06:37, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Info correctness

When I looked at the Nzap ´83 page, I saw one section that said its sub was Point Sensor and another that said it was the Sprinkler. Again, one part said the special was Kraken, and one said it was Ink Storm. I was just wondering which it was. Tac0fan9 (talk) 23:14, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Tac0fan9

It has a different sub and special in Splatoon and Splatoon 2. In splatoon, it has point sensor and kraken, while in Splatoon 2 it has sprinkler and ink storm. Hopefully that helped! OrderSquid123 (talk) 00:44, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! Tac0fan9 (talk) 21:51, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Octarian s3 section again

Hey umm so did anyone else see the news on the Octarians in splatoon 3- they were only screenshots but I would really like it if I could actually make a section for the Octarians in splatoon 3, I’ve tried this before but there wasn’t enough info so just asking again. - Octosquidfishyling?!?! (Also sorry I totally forgot how to link my name again :/)

@Octosquidfishyling?!?! Yes, you should make any improvements as you see fit. When it comes to editing wikis, it's best to be bold!
Note that all images have already been uploaded as far as I am aware; you can look at the Return of the Mammalians page or the relevant category page to easily find the images, as you will need their file name to add them to articles.
To automatically insert your signature with timestamp, type 4 tildes, like ~~~~. You can use the show preview button to verify that it inserts your signature before saving your comment.
I hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions if you need help. Heddy (talk) 00:03, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

What are some of the custom commands in this wiki?

E.g. how people put an image or different font on their signature, how to organize pages in a more appealing way, etc.

If you know some of them, please share! I’m new to wiki’s and there are so many stuff i see people doing but i don’t know how to lol :)

Okidoki (talk) 03:51, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

For everything about signatures, check INK:SIG. For how pages were organized, you can click Edit source and see the wikitext and how things are structured (images, tables, etc...). If you need any help, feel free to ask here or in Discord. Shahar (talk) 10:29, 22 May 2022 (UTC)