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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)

i don’t think that’s a good idea this wiki is for splatoon stuff and although those people post splatoon content it just doesn’t fit! (there is a youtube wiki i think also i’m kinda new so idk if my opinion is a big one lol) Oddlildude 04:16, 19 July 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)
I read the page but I was still kinda confused about the custom signatures. It says to create a custom signature code or something like that but I'm stupid and don't know what that means or what to go to to do it. Also, yeah I'm not the original person you replied to but I have no one else to go to so here I am...Goldie (talk) 08:20, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
@Goldie: The easiest way to learn is to look at what other people did. If you saw someone's sig and you want to have one like theirs, look at the code to see how they did it, and you can copy it as a starting point for your own sig. The signature code is made using wiki markup, the same stuff that articles are built with! For example, the code [[User:Goldie|<span style="color: magenta;">Goldie</span>]] ([[User talk:Goldie|<span style="color: blue;">talk</span>]]) produces Goldie (talk). You can copy that and modify as desired. Heddy (talk) 14:09, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
How do I replace my current signature with my custom one? I tried doing it in preferences but it doesn’t work. OrderSquid38 (talk) 23:47, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
thanks! Goldie (talk) 05:19, 26 July 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)

Links directly to images?

I came across some links that don't lead to a wikipage but instead to an image.

I found no rule against this in the guidelines but I personally think that a link that leads to a wikipage is more helpful.

e.g. Sunken Scroll 1 or Sunken Scroll 1

What do you think?

Rostzwiebel (talk) 06:25, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Either one is helpful, as it's nice to know what a sunken scroll looks like for those who do not have access to the scroll in their copy of either Splatoon or Splatoon 2. It's also there for people who do not know the name of the file. The first one is there for viewers who don't know what the scroll looks like, the second link is about the scroll. In the wiki page is the image of the scroll. If you click on the image, you get directed to the first link. If you still have questions, please reply. Other than that, I hope I answered your question! {{SUBST:nosubst|User:ConfusedSquib/Sig}} (talk) 02:51, 30 May 2022 (UTC) 02:29, 30 May 2022 (UTC)


So, I haven't been able to get my signature to work. This is probably because I haven't checked the "custom signature" box. However, I do not know where it is. If someone can help me with that, that would be great. Thanks in advance! --{{SUBST:nosubst|User:ConfusedSquib/Sig}} (talk) 03:04, 30 May 2022 (UTC) (Clearly, the signature doesn't work)

So, you go to Preferences (Should be in the top right corner. On mobile, it should be in the collapsible table in the top right corner), and scroll down until you see "Signature". Hope this helps! WolfTamer S2 Icon Callie 3.png 03:10, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Did You Know?

We should add a "Did You Know?" page, like in Wikirby, Nookipedia, etc. I don't exactly know how, but I'd assume the talented people here might. Thoughts? --Chaos Agent (talk)

I think that's a great idea! I'm new here, so I'm not sure how to do that myself either but maybe the others will? -- * Woomy? (talk) signature signature 16:15, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

"Reporting a bug" page?

I've been running into a couple of glitches recently, and I was wondering if we could have a page just for reporting bugs on the website (unless we already have one, or if we don't need one). What do you guys think? WolfTamer S2 Icon Callie 3.png 02:48, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

What have you found? You can report things on our Discord server or just tell us here if you wish - the former might be easier! GloverMist (talk) 16:47, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
Well, I've run into three that I've noticed.
  1. The first glitch is on my user page, where my userboxes are a little bit glitched when viewing on desktop mode, however it doesn't appear on mobile view. There is a noticeable gap in between my Front Roe userbox and my custom manga userbox, but when looking at the source code, there's nothing out of the ordinary. This has been happening to me since another user swapped out my custom Front Roe userbox with the official one about a week ago.
  2. The second one just happened to me just a few minutes ago (could be a network issue, though), where no matter how many times I tried to log into Inkipedia, it would lead me to an error screen. It happened on both my laptop and my phone, but after a few minutes, it let me log in.
  3. The third one is when I try responding to people on talk pages, it’ll glitch the entire conversation, and I have to edit the source code to respond to people. If you look at my past edits on this page, you can see what it looks like.

WolfTamer S2 Icon Callie 3.png 18:28, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

For #1, the gap may be because the image for the manga user box is a rectangle instead of the usual square. Maybe try cropping it or switching to another image. For #2, if the error shows a white screen saying something like “503 Guru mediation fetch failure”, I’ve been noticing that a lot randomly on Bulbapedia, and they said they’re working on it, so it might be similar if you’re seeing the same message. 503 errors are usually caused by something being under maintenance, so maybe it was being edited a lot when you were trying to get on. As for 3, I don’t really know. Could be a connection error or maybe someone was editing the page at the same time. Hope this helped for 1 and 2 though. WoomyGirl85(talk)S2 Icon Marie 2.png 20:12, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
Well, I tried to switch out the image for the manga userbox, but it still didn't work. I even tried removing the userbox altogether, but the glitch still happens.
As for the second one, I think that was the case.
WolfTamer S2 Icon Callie 3.png 20:39, 6 June 2022 (UTC)

Sheldon in s3

So sorry to take up space with this but I saw some people talking about there being an ammo knights in splatsville in a screenshot and such so I wanted to ask if It’s okay to mention that on Sheldon’s page. Octosquidfishyling?!?! .^.^. (talk) 16:35, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

I don't think so. So far, Sheldon himself is not seen on any Splatoon 3 media despite Ammo Knights' logo's appearance. — Exaskliri (they/them) (talk | contribs) 17:00, 24 June 2022 (UTC)

I dunno because ammo knights is listed as a shop and i think sheldon m i g h t be... I could be wrong!! sorry if i am! :-P Oddlildude (talk) 04:23, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

So if you guys have seen the news, I think this is up for discussion again! I’m super excited, what do you guys think? Octosquidfishyling?!?! .^.^. (talk) 15:10, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

hey yea i think you say the splatoon twitter posted sheldon on a sunken scroll so he’s confirmed! check the splatoon 3 gallery for him (i would wait about the ammo knights EVEN if it is there just to be safe wait :-D unless someone like a more experienced wiki editor says yes! I just made my account a few days ago lol) Oddlildude (talk)AnemoneNo1.jpeg 16:02, 20 July 2022 (UTC)


Aight y’all, I have some big apologies:

When I first joined a while back, I was a jerk. I was younger, less mature, self-righteous, and a complete fool. I tried to run for moderator without even realizing what it was. I’m far less active here now, and I probably won’t get more active (till S3 at least), but I wanted to say I’m sorry for being a complete git back in the day.

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(PS, when I was coding my page I didn’t know how to copy and paste. Now I’m studying HTML and JS. A wee bit of improvement in my computering skills)

Font Page

Is there a page with a list of all the fonts we can use here? If not, could someone make one? I don't know all the fonts. It could be useful for making signatures. - * Woomy? (talk) signature signature 18:43, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

Fonts have little to do with Inkipedia and more to do with general computing and web browsing. Any font installed on your computer can be displayed in the web browser. You can use CSS code like style="font-family: Georgia, serif;" to say "I want the Georgia font to be displayed if available, and if it's not available, just choose the default font in the serif family of fonts".
The only difference with Inkipedia is that you can use <span style="font-family: Splatoon;">Splatoon</span> and <span style="font-family: Splatoon2;">Splatoon 2</span> for the Splatoon and Splatoon 2 fonts without installing the fonts on your computer, because they are automatically downloaded and placed in your web browser's storage cache the first time you visit Inkipedia. Heddy (talk) 22:41, 5 July 2022 (UTC)
For more info, see the CSS font-family documentation: Heddy (talk) 22:56, 5 July 2022 (UTC)

Ah ok! Thanks so much, Heddy! :) - * Woomy? (talk) signature signature 00:05, 6 July 2022 (UTC)

Strategy pages

I was browsing the strategy page and I noticed that some weapons aren't covered, such as the Goo Tuber. I was hoping for some strategy with the Goo Tuber as I am trying to get better at maining it. Is it a work in progress or something that was overlooked? - Woomy? (talk) signature signature 22:36, 8 July 2022 (UTC)

There are still some weapons that don’t have a strategy page but will probably be created eventually. I’m pretty sure you can create one yourself, but not 100% sure. Hope this helped though OrderSquid38 (talk) 22:41, 8 July 2022 (UTC)

Updating URLs

Hey team. Now that directs to a Splatoon 3 game site, does each instance of this URL's in reference to Splatoon 2 have to be amended individually, or is there a central/streamlined way to update URLs on a wiki? I'm not so experienced with the backend of wikis yet. Cheers Vippy (talk) 05:56, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

I got this far:
Vippy (talk) 06:08, 9 July 2022 (UTC)

Changing username

Hey! Am I able to change my username, and the user page link on the wiki? How can I do that? ninckmane (talk) 16:38, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

I think if you contact an admin they can help!! That’s all i really know!! Hope it helped though! :-D Oddlildude (talk)AnemoneNo1.jpeg 17:34, 7 August 2022 (UTC)

frye shiver and big man individual pages.

Hi so I tried to link their names to see that they don’t have individual pages yet- don’t be mad but I have no idea how to professionally create these pages so I was wondering if someone could do that- sorry if that sounded like rushing. I’m just excited lol. Octosquidfishyling?!?!   .^.^. (talk) 15:19, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
One way to create a page is if you search something (say inkling) and that page doesn’t exist then there’s something that says Create the page (Insert your search) click that and you can create a page!! Oddlildude (talk)AnemoneNo1.jpeg 15:04, 11 August 2022 (UTC)