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Problem with notifications

Hi, I joined the wiki 6 months ago, but no matter what I do, the "Welcome to Inkipedia, ‪Untitled-1‬! We're glad you're here." notification won't go away! What do I do? --Untitled-1 (talk) 20:09, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Try clicking the blue dot on the top right corner of the notification. Inkling luke.png Inkling talk.png 21:17, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I had this problem and this worked for me, thanks Inkling luke.png! Marinasairpods (talk) 08:26, 1 July 2019 (UTC)
I tried it, and it still won't go away. --Untitled-1 (talk) 02:27, 10 July 2019 (UTC) How do I get rid of the Hi welcome to Inkipedia we're glad you're here notification? I tried clicking the blue dot but it didn't work. ~~DrewDaSplatMan~~
Same for me!!! Winter (talk) 03:44, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

I had the same problem, but after a few more days of waiting, it should go away. Inkling project paintball font eleven23.png Inkling project paintball font eleven23 talk.pngEleven23 splatoon font 3.png 03:59, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Ok, Thanks! Winter (talk) 02:49, 16 August 2019 (UTC)


I found some News that could go on the news feed here. Should we put it on? S2 Icon Inkling Squid Green.png Splatana talk contribs S2 Icon Inkling Squid Pink.png 07:20, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Uh, when I tried to click on the link, it just said "error: page not found." Although that could just be my internet (i'm currently out of town and the internet is always crashing left and right and not loading things properly) SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 07:31, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Pretty sure its your internet, as it works fine for me. S2 Icon Inkling Squid Green.png Splatana talk contribs S2 Icon Inkling Squid Pink.png 08:24, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Oh ok, that's what I thought xD SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 08:40, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

The Problem With Signatures

Why do the signatures always have to be either a link to your user page, or a clever nickname for your username? Can't you use your username in actual Splatoon or whatever? Sanei Inkling Squid pink plush.jpg SquiddyGirlSanei Inkling Squid pink plush.jpgTalk 21:32, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

The purpose of writing a message on the wiki is to improve the wiki, not to play the game. Heddy (talk) 22:00, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

oooooohhhh right Sanei Inkling Squid pink plush.jpg SquiddyGirlSanei Inkling Squid pink plush.jpgTalk 15:13, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Mass upload of Maps in Splatoon 2 from Zorg's Mega folder

Zorg has taken captures of maps with the help of some friends and they are stored inside a Mega zip folder. Now inorder for it to be seen by the public, they need to be uploaded to the wiki. They are all same size, standard HD, 1920x1080, and uniform since that's how splatoon's own spectator camera works. My main concern is the sides of the images that are just taking space in the image. You can see an example of it in Arowana Mall where I put the old and the new images side by side. Should we keep the old ones or upload the new ones who have unnecessary sides? I want to hear your opinions about it. =D ShaharSig2.pngShaharSigtalk2.png 15:08, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

I'm of course a bit biased, but my own reasoning for my opinion to keeping them as they are is, as Shahar said above, consistency; that being how the in-game spectator camera gives the view, and that all images would be the same dimensions. (And no, resizing the cropped versions back to HD size would mean the quality of it would be worse.) The only discrepancy i can see is that the scale of separate stages aren't uniform. Alternatively, i could argue usage of these as a standard image-set for those who'd want to utilize these for their own, like pro teams for overlaying callout data or strategies for example... even if that would imply they'd know about the existence of these in the first place. --Zorg (talk) 15:33, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Minor edit: I'm mostly talking about the top-down images, not the "minimap" ones. Also, i guess people could still access the original unedited ones even if the wiki would only have cropped ones. --Zorg (talk) 15:36, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
I prefer the cropped versions a little more, only because they make the actual "map" a little easier to see on the page itself. With the widescreen versions, a large portion of the map is occupied by empty space, making the actual map a good bit harder to see in the thumbnail! We could increase the thumbnail size, though I think the ones we have already might be a little better. That being said, I'm fine with the full view for the top-down photos. ShinyCelesteela (talk) 18:42, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Cropped may be best for the wiki. On each file's page, the link should be included for those needing the originals. Heddy (talk) 20:12, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Fan-Made Articles And Fanon Users

At the time of writing this, a few pages have been created on the wiki for fan-fiction such as this one. I've also seen several users that only edits have been to Fanon pages. Should we put a disclaimer on the user page or something that explains that this is NOT a Fanon wiki. There are other wikis for that. --S2 Icon Inkling Squid Green.png Splatana talk contribs S2 Icon Inkling Squid Pink.png 10:46, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, probably. I've been seeing that a lot, too. I think we should leave msgs on the users' talk pages explaining that this isn't a fanon wiki~ SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 14:09, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
We shouldn't need to go this far, but maybe it could be a thing for the wiki policy, just so there can be something to quickly refer them to? It should be obvious that this is for canon info only, but still. Could be something. GloverMist (talk) 18:25, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
The policy page can be found at INK:UNOFFICIAL. Heddy (talk) 20:15, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
Aha! Thought there must have been something in there, clearly I missed it! Thanks for reminding me. GloverMist (talk) 20:22, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

So like... is there no plan to translate the Splatocalypse dialogue from Japanese?

I write about Splatoon theory content for YouTube and run a fandom blog, I found a translation of the announce dialogue but I've been hoping for a while now that you'd translate the post-Fest dialogue and it still hasn't happened.

Help? Mathface (talk) 04:41, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

What do you mean? The dialogue for the Final Fest announcement and the results are both on the Chaos vs. Order page in English, Japanese, Dutch, French, etc. or are you talking about something different? Sorry if I misunderstood~ SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 06:01, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
First of all, not everyone on Inkipedia can speak Japanese. Secondly, it’ll just be translated when someone who can finds the time to it :) 〜SplatterskytalkS2 Icon Pearl 2.png
I mean the original Japanese translated into English. The NoA 'translation' isn't the same dialogue as the original Japanese. It never has been for Splatfests. Mathface (talk) 06:59, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Got it. --SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 01:06, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi! I've been doing these translations for most of the Japanese Splatfests so far. I've been busy with some non-squid stuff, but I should be able to get to it in the next few days. Sorry for the delay! - Inkrid (talk) 10:07, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
And... DONE! Enjoy!! -Inkrid (talk) 13:00, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Japanese Splatfest Names

Alright, so with Version 5.0.0 now out, I figured I'd check the ink color names for all the Splatfests, and I noticed that some of them have had their names changed. Save for Hello Kitty vs. Cinnamoroll and My Melody vs. Pompompurin, all the sponsored Splatfests have more generic names. However, aside from those, a handful of Japanese Splatfests have different translated names:

My question is: do we rename the pages on these Splatfests to match what are likely their official dub names? Or do we keep them as-is? Especially the pineapple one, do we do "No Pineapple vs. Pineapple"? Just want to ask in advance! ShinyCelesteela (talk) 08:44, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

I feel like Splatfests whose names didn't have to be changed to write around trademarks should be moved, but I'd say wait to get more opinions. Hadamsj (talk) 08:59, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Agree with this assessment. -DJParticle (talk) 09:04, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
I also agree with changing the non-sponsored ones. They must be official for a reason! GloverMist (talk) 09:12, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
I agree too c: SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 09:19, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Alright, so this seems to be pretty universally agreed on! Nice! Obviously I was gonna skip the sponsored ones, since they affect the English Splatfests as well (see Ninja Red vs. Ninja Blue) but one more question before we implement this! Do we rename Without Pineapple vs. With Pineapple to "No Pineapple vs. Pineapple" instead of the other way around, since those are the official team names even if they are given in the wrong order? ShinyCelesteela (talk) 09:22, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Curious...the Meiji Splatfest...what do they call that one? If they call it "Chocorooms vs. Chococones", that would be the official English-market Meiji names for those products. -DJParticle (talk) 09:01, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
That Splatfest is called something like "Joyous Green vs. Festive Yellow" in English. However, the Pocky Splatfest was not changed to be generic in Spanish ("Pocky vs. Pocky GOKUBOSO"). Hadamsj (talk) 09:12, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
How do they handle the two color sets that were used for two Splatfests? (Cake/Ice Cream & Rock/Pop... and Fam/Friend and Chaos/Order, I assume) There were 53 Splatfests, but only 51 color duos. -DJParticle (talk) 09:22, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Raph vs. Donnie and Hello Kitty vs. My Melody are not in the mix. ShinyCelesteela (talk) 09:24, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Well, there goes my ink pick for my upcoming Frosty vs. Rudolph Minifest. :( Looks like I'll have to re-use the Pocky colors. Seriously, that's kinda dumb of them. -DJParticle (talk) 09:29, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi! Since I've been the one doing most of these "bad" translations (I think they're pretty good, hmph! Thanks a lot Nintendo of America >=( ). I'll make sure to fix the ones that are just a different translation (e.g. Agility / Dexterity). I also agree that the ones that are de-branded (Pocky, Meiji, TMNT) should keep the same name. As for the pineapple one, the official names change, but the order should be the same as presented in the Splatfest. I'm a bit busy with non-squid things today and tomorrow, but I'll do my best to fix it all over the weekend (and make redirects where applicable). Thanks for your patience! Also, for anyone interested in the various names (looks like Pocky got censored only in English), LeanYoshi datamined all of them here. -Inkrid (talk) 10:15, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape

So apparently (at least according to OatmealDome on YT/Twitter) in the Japan-exclusive Off the Hook Live CD there is a special song called Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape that features many different songs from the Splatoon franchise remixed together by DJ Octavio. The thing is, most people already refer to the track heard during the Final Fest announcement trailer as the Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape instead, and I don't know how exactly we're going to differentiate the two. But I think the mixtapes should get their own section on the heard songs' pages (or maybe even its own page) as some of the mixtape versions sound really different from the original version (new sound effects, altered endings for transitions, added vocals, etc), and if we are going to do that we're probably going to need to find a way to not get them mixed up with each other. The hard part is, both mixtapes are made by Octavio so we can't just tack on a "by DJ Octavio" at the end of them.

And also, I left a question on Entropical's talk page about something else, but I don't think anyone's seen it yet, so I'd thought I'd leave a notice about it here~ SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 09:05, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

The Final Fest's trailer music is just called "SPLATOCALYPSE" and is not credited to DJ Octavio in the track listing, so that makes differentiating easier. ^^ Hadamsj (talk) 09:12, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Oh, ok. I just saw several videos of the Splatocalypse song being called Inkopolis Memorial Mixtape. It'll definitely take a while to add info about the real memorial mixtape to so many different pages because of how many songs are included xD Should we make a page for it, though? --SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 09:18, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it would be the first song page where the song isn't heard in-game, which I'm kinda hesitant on doing, but I could see a page being useful.  KA467 🗩 🖿   16:48, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Alright. I'll wait a little longer just in case other opinions pop up~ SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 00:00, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

If we were to make a separate page for it, though, where would it go on the s/s2 music navbox templates? Or would it just not be on either? And in the infobox, would we just not have a "heard in splatoon"/"heard in splatoon 2" section? There's going to be a bit of a problem making it into a page since it's never heard in-game. --SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 03:07, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

That's kinda why I'm hesitant about it, but I think the best way would be to rename the navbox to be "Music of Splatoon 2" instead of "Music in Splatoon 2", and have a section called "Other" or "non-game" or something. May look a bit weird with only the one song in that section, but I can think of a few other candidates, although I guess it's more important to get all the in-game songs sorted first.  KA467 🗩 🖿   09:32, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah. Renaming the navbox sounds good, and I agree on making the in-game song pages first before we make one for the mixtape. I'll start adding the mixtape to the featured songs' pages whenever I get the time~ SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 11:04, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
I know this is kind of a different situation, but we had a scenario where a song in Splatoon 1 appeared on an album but not in the game - the Chorus of Calamari County. That time, it was just appended onto the normal Calamari Inkantation page and not added to the navbox. Yes, the Mixtape features loads of songs and therefore way more work, but could something similar happen with that? GloverMist (talk) 14:11, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Oh there have been many songs not heard in game affixed to other articles, such as the Splattack! trailer remixes, this would just be the first one where it has its own article. And yes, we will have to list a section to every single song included, but I do see the merit of a big breakdown article listing all the songs, and the changes and additions.  KA467 🗩 🖿   15:35, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Hyperlinks Not Working

So I created a song page and I edited other pages so that the song link would link them to the song page 4 dunno. I did this, but when I go to the Octo Expansion levels and click on the links, it won't take me to the song page. I'm fairly new here and all my other song links have worked. Does anyone know why it's not working this time and how I fix it? ~~Malkiboy~~

What page is not taking you to the song page? Heddy (talk) 22:58, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
That’s because you were linking it to a page called “#4 dunno,” which isn’t a page. To link it to “4 dunno,” you have to do [[4 dunno|#4 dunno]]. The first half before the | is the page you’re linking it to, and the second half after it is what the text says. We have to do this for the dedf1sh songs because for some reason Inkipedia doesn’t let us put #s in article titles. Does that even make sense lol I just woke up and I’m really tired xD I’ll fix it for you, if you don’t mind. SundaeSquidS Weapon Main Octobrush.pngTalk 01:44, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you so much ~~Malkiboy~~


I'm fairly new here, but I was wondering what the InfoboxGobbler actually does. When I create new pages, sometimes I refer to other ones and I see InfoboxGobbler, but I don't know what that does or what it means. I know it has something to do with the Infobox, but what does it do or mean? ~~Malkiboy~~

This takes multiple infoboxes from across the page and displays them in one large infobox where it is written, being able to change between them through tabs at the top. The example on Now or Never! is good: see how you can tab between the different versions, rather than having separate infoboxes piled on top each other? That's what InfoboxGobbler does! (Sometimes you have to reload the page, though.) Hope that helps explain it.
Also, to sign your name on talk pages, just type four ~ symbols in a row with no other text. It should convert to a signature like mine automatically when you preview it! GloverMist (talk) 07:57, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
In addition, it is unnecessary to use it when there's only one infobox, it just does nothing. Also, can someone make a proper music infobox template soon pretty please?  KA467 🗩 🖿   11:16, 18 August 2019 (UTC)