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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 11:51, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Here's the pages I think we should keep for the magazine, aside from the cover, contents, and three news pages (one for KH, two for both Wikis). Note that I don't think the magazine should include Featured Articles since they have their own dedicated sections on the Wiki anyway.
  • Special Editor Page: Topic and writer changes entirely from issue to issue (e.g. in one edition it could be a theory while in another, it could be an analysis of all Sora's costumes) FinalRest came up with this idea.
  • Dive to the Heart: FinalRest came up with an idea of a game tutorial and a wiki tutorial, however considering we have a Wiki's worth of information (and we even have walkthroughs now!) the game tutorial will be pointless. We should probably focus on the wiki tutorial (e.g. customising talk bubbles or different ways of linking)
  • Round Room: FinalRest's idea of a staff roundtable with quotations and dialogue between staff. What conversation topics could we have, though?
  • User Page (unnamed): FR's idea. It will contain a user interview (about what, we need to figure out), top 5 list (e.g. top five magic commands) and a review, which doesn't always have to be about games. We have other topics too like mangas, battle abilities and gameplay mechanics.
  • The Game Grid: FR's idea: place for puzzles and riddles. I think we could perhaps host competitions around them and give out accolades to the winner.
  • Interactive Page: FR's idea: it would have a mailbag and FR also had ideas of "5 tasks for khwiki.com", "5 tasks for the Keyhole" and "5 tasks for KH games". I don't entirely understand what those would be so perhaps we should replace it with a poll.

So what do you think guys? We need everyone's opinions and ideas so this project doesn't die out again!


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png Welcome to Spy Force One. - 07:51 PM Sat, April 12, 2014 MST
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png I think for the Interactive Page, FR might have meant 5 tasks that we want users to do for the KHWiki, 5 tasks needed for the Keyhole, and 5 challenges to do in "X" game(s), where X is any or many of the Kingdom Hearts games. By the way, just thought we should have an area for people to sign-up for the magazine. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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Final Chain - "Good tidings friends..."
TALK - "...and a happy new year!" - Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 03:46, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Earthshine KHD.png I was wondering what happened to this project. Maybe we could have a page (or fit somewhere on the page) with a user's fanart. (KH-universe related of course.) There would have to be a few rules in place, but if someone wants to submit a drawing of Sora or something, there could be a user that would take submissions through email, and put it in the appropriate dedicated section.

We could have a section that advertises The Mirage arena and The Underdrome, like "This weeks fights" and they could like to the arenas.

"The magazine will be coded on the Wiki and the podcast will be in the form of an .ogg file." By "the wiki" are you referring to khwiki.com, The Keyhole, or both?

"Who can write the coding?" Since the main structure is pretty much completed (from what I can tell) Different users can edit different pages. Perhaps a sign up list is in order if there isn't one already? (I feel like we did do this, but I can't remember ._.)

This was going to be released bimonthly correct?

I think that once things get going, this should be put on the site notice at the top of every page?

Why isn't this stickied? This seems rather important from what I can see. Earthshine KHD.png

Okay, I've got up with some ideas: first, what about the user page being called, "The Keyblade Master" or something like that? Mirage Arena and Underdrome current battles will be held at the same pages of their news. And that's it for now :) - MateusinhoEX 13:16, 13 April 2014 (UTC)


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 13:18, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
A fanart page sounds good ("Namine's Sketchbook" would be the obvious title) since readers can make requests through the mailbag. We could have a section for the Mirage Arena and Underdrome but considering each issue will be released after three month, we'll need a tournament bracket to fill in the last three months and then a "This week's fight" for the next upcoming ones. About having the "5 tasks", I don't think we need them as projects sounds like something that should go in the wiki summary of what's been happening in the past three months. "The Keyblade Master" sounds great.

I'm not sure what wiki will host the magazine yet. Which Wiki already gets more visitors? I think the one with less visitors should host it so that more traffic can come its way, as long as the Wiki with more visitors advertises and links to the magazine on the main page. Also, the initial plan was it was going to be released bimonthly but in a roundtable we decided to have it every quarter year. That way, the news sections have a chance to be more fleshed out and we have more time to actually write the thing. In other words, we favoured four issues that had oompth, in a year, rather than six slightly lackluster ones.

This thread could be stickied and site noticed but we need an admin for that (*hint hint*) :P

In other news, I added a list of posts we'll need to be more specific since a general sign-up list usually doesn't go well as people don't know what their individual job is. People should change posts each issue to keep things fresh. I also thought of an idea for the puzzle/riddle competition. What we could do is make the readers email their answers through the mailbag and then, we'll get all the names of the people who were correct and give them accolades for their user pages. The interesting part is we pick one of the names out of a hat (or in the internet's case, a random name generator) and give them the "golden" prize, which is having their name featured on the next magazine issue. Thoughts?

EDIT: To ensure this project doesn't die out again, here's the list of pages we'll need for the magazine:

  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Podcast link + summary.
  • "Trinity Archives" (KH News Report)
  • "Unlocking the Keyhole "(The Keyhole Report)
  • "The Door to Light" (KHWiki.com Report)
  • Mirage Arena and Underdrome tournament brackets and "This week's fight"
  • "The Keyblade Master" (Special Editor Page)
  • "Dive to the Heart" (Wiki tutorial)
  • "Round Room" (dialogue between staff)
  • "Mark of Mastery" (User interview, top 5 list and review)
  • "Naminé's Sketchbook" (Fanart)
  • "The Game Grid" (Puzzle/Riddle)
  • "Interactive Page" (mailbag and poll) still nameless.

At this moment, we've already worked out the magazine's skeleton. We now need an updated template and we should start writing the actual content (I'm writing mine in my userspace). Remember to add your names to the sign-up above!


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TheFifteenthMember I hope it's slow and painful; the elation I get from such kills is unmatched by anything, yeeeess... Just thinking about it makes me... oohhh... TheFifteenthMember 22:36, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Update: I've written a draft for the wiki guide and top 5 list here. Keep in mind that the wiki guide will probably look much nicer with breaks and things to make stuff actually look like code. How is it?


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png Welcome to Spy Force One. - 06:25 PM Wed, April 16, 2014 MST
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Well, I was hoping we could have the magazine hosted on the Keyhole, since it seems to be the one without much traffic nowadays. However, it's seeming like few are interested (Only Chain has come to make any contribution, and I'm sure he's not the only one there).

Concerning the code, what else needs to be done? MEX seems to have done basically everything, all that's needed is the actual content, from my perspective.

What's a mailbag? Sorry if that's a stupid question, but I don't get it from context.

Things have sure slowed down since the Roundtable, haven't they? We need to bring this to more people's attention before it dries up again. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - :) Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 05:46, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD.png I have brought this up with a few users at the Keyhole, I'll let you know what they say when they get back to me. Why can't we have it on both sites?

A mailbag is where people send in questions, and we answer them publicly.

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FinalRest - "I floop the pig!"
TALK - 14:48, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png Hullo! I'm excited the magazine idea is up and running again. ^_^ Although I'm a bit reluctant to sign up for things, because I don't want to stick my name on things I won't be able to follow through on. :S

But anyway, for clarification, the 5 tasks for the interactive page are pretty much a way to trick people into editing. 5 small tasks that need doing around both wikis so people can maybe set it as a goal to do everything on the tasks list. Then the game tasks are to stop that section from being all business. :)

For hosting, why not host on both sites?

Also, although I'm not sure I have the time to write articles, I'd be more than happy to proof read articles and add them into the templates. Where should I sign my name to do that? tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png


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TheFifteenthMember Ignoring how these caterpillars uttered what they're trying to say, I do agree. TheFifteenthMember 20:11, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Okay, we could definitely host it on both sites! There's quite a bit of code left to do, considering we've reskinned the project and modified parts. Also, I still think the "game tasks" isn't a good idea because I doubt anyone will appreciate us telling them what to do in a game. Really, most people have played their KH games already, so unless anyone can think of some good ones, the challenges will be a rather useless space. If we do that, the "only business" element would've went so we could move the tasks to the relevant Wiki report pages.

Question: Can someone elaborate on the Round Room and user interview ideas? What sorts of things could we do?

Also, I'd like to remind everyone that we shouldn't bite off more than we can chew. We'll need to be writing quite a few articles later on so I'm hoping everyone is thinking of ideas. I'm afraid the "Sign-Up" sheet is putting people off so I think I'll restructure it in a way that people can post their ideas/drafts for each page and then the writers can take it from there. Hopefully, that doesn't force editors to have a massive commitment but lets them contribute at whatever level they're comfortable with. That'd be needed to write every issue so we probably need a page in the "KHWiki:" space, like the Votes for Featured Media. We need a place where both Keyhole and '.com users can discuss together, though.

On a final note: If we're releasing each issue after every three months, we'll need to divide the year into quarters. The simplest way to do that is releasing an issue on every January, April, July and October. Considering E3 is mid-June, I'm hoping our first issue will be ready for the coming July and that leaves us over two months. If we spend the first month going over formats and writing the magazine template, we can start writing content and recording the podcast in the second month. Do you guys think that's an achievable target?


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MateusinhoEX - Hebby Repp with stylin' threads and a serious 'tude sighted!— 14:16, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay, almost done with the coding. About the game grid, got two ideas. For puzzles we could do something like that classic "Who is this Pokemon?", but with Dream Eaters, Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed and even characters. In the riddles, if someone can think off, we can put a quote for people to tell from who it is. Ideas? Also, counted Cover as page 1 and COntents as page 2 just because... well... come on, it's cool to have exactly 13 pages in a KH magazine XD.


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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - :) Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 03:29, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD.png I know a certain someone that's pretty good at riddles... lemme see if I can get him on board. I do like the "Who's that pokemon?" idea though. Could there possibly be prizes for getting them right? Eternal Flames KHD.png


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FinalRest - I beckoned your heart to lead you here. And I'm so glad you found me.
TALK - 16:16, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Welp, the idea for the game tasks was sort of like the extra challenge things some users created over on the Keyhole. An example of the three types of task could be
  • Keyhole: Create a Treasure Chest locations table for any of the KHII worlds
  • KHWiki: Expand one of any of the stub sections
  • Game: Defeat Sephiroth three times in a row without dying

Yano, crazy crap like that. ^_^ We could also post the sigs of people that complete the tasks as a bit of boasting rights. :)

The Round Room was originally going to be a page for Staff members to get together and chat about a randomly chosen KH question. But, looking at it now, that's pretty much what the podcast will be. So should we change the Round Room page to a page for the podcast? To fill out the page I think it might also be a good idea to add a transcript of the podcast, if that's possible to do.

The user interviews were a way to introduce veteran editors. A short little chat of maybe 5 questions, to give an idea of who they are as both an editor and a fan of the KH series.

Are the issues still going to be themed to give the entire issue a sense of cohesion? Or are we just gonna talk about everything and anything? :D

For the Coliseum page I think just having a link to both of our arenas would be a little too less for an entire page. So I was thinking of how we could make that page a little more worthwhile and I came up with the idea of a user debate. All we'd need is two willing users with opposing opinions to discuss either a) two random KH related things or b) one or both of the arena battles linked. They could take a serious approach to why they think their side is the superior skill/object/character/plot point, or they could turn it into a bit of a comedic thing. Thoughts? Or any other ideas? If we can't think of anything to fill the page, I think it might be best to move the links to either the wiki reports pages, or the game page.

You made a good point about the wiki already having game tutorials available, but I still think it'd be a good idea to include small game walkthroughs. What I think would be good would be to take extracts out of the walkthroughs and include them in the tutorial page. For instance, we can have something like "How to beat Terra-Xehanort" and underneath that we link to the rest of the BBS walkthrough. That way we're generating interest in other parts of the wiki.

Almost done! Do we have someone who can whip/is whipping up title images for the different sections of the magazine? Cause we only have text right now to head each section, and that's kind of bland. ;D

Finally, here's the link to the first wiki mag forum I opened here. It explains the round room and interviews etc better there. :)


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KeybladeSpyMaster - There will always be a Door to the light !
TALK - Symbol Character - Mickey.png Helping others always comes before asking others for help! - 04:28 PM Fri, April 18, 2014 MST
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Well, I can do the images, since I have Photoshop. Just tell me what they are meant to look like, a concept of sorts, and I can start on that this weekend. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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TheFifteenthMember I hope it's slow and painful; the elation I get from such kills is unmatched by anything, yeeeess... Just thinking about it makes me... oohhh... TheFifteenthMember 00:12, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
MEX, those are great ideas! To make the "Guess the Quote" puzzle more wholesome, maybe we can turn it into a "Who am I?" riddle by including more facts and details. For example:
  • I was once a Heartless.
  • I wield a Keyblade.
  • "Friends are my Power!"

-Who am I?- Answer: Sora

Except, the riddle would be harder and not as obvious :P

If we have a "Guess the Heartless", "Who am I?" and the riddle CoF's "certain someone" will provide, we can have three segments for our puzzle page, which sounds pretty great to me! Earlier, I mentioned having a competition where people email their answers and the ones who get everything correct gets a special mention. The only prize I can think of, other than an accolade and a special mention, is them getting first priority in posting questions to the mailbag and making requests for the Namine's Sketchbook. The special mention means we can include a fourth section on the puzzle page that contains the answers for the previous issue's puzzles and those special mentions. Side note: KHWiki and the Keyhole does have a shared email account, right?

The Round Room can be the podcast's hub page then. It can include a summary such as "In July's podcast, we talk about..." and then a bulleted list. Although it's a nice idea, I fear a transcript would be too hard to write since it would require insane amounts of work- we'd have to sit there, typing out half-an-hour's worth of dialogue word for word :<

The user interviews could use the speech bubble design we first had planned for the Round Room (cos that was a nice design :P). The game tasks sounds okay to me now, but perhaps we should limit them to either one, two or three so that they're more concentrated and, err, "focused" if that makes sense (that goes for the Wiki ones too).

Lastly: The Coliseum. We can probably scrap the tournament bracket and "This week's fight" entirely and replace it with a simple link to the MA and Underdrome. Reason being, a latecomer who reads the issue a couple of weeks after its release would be misled when "This week's fight" actually turns out to be "Two weeks ago's fight". I do like the idea of an opinionated argument between two users. It'd be like an extended Keyblade Graveyard.


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KeybladeSpyMaster - Wait, there's more than one Xehanort?
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png I don't understand! Doesn't that make them Oraganization XXVI? - 07:25 PM Fri, April 18, 2014 MST
Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png All this time, I thought the Round Room was related to the Roundtable, and was meant to be a summary of relevant points from the recent Roundtables of both wikis! Well, screwed that one up.

On another note, with so many changes, I'm beginning to lose track of what actually still needs to be done before the articles themselves are created. Asking mostly because I want to be involved with the coding, unless, of course, I'm no longer needed. In which case, I really should probably get back to that manga chapter list template. Ahh! I'm so confused....and tired... not sure what to do. Maybe I'll be back next week with a clearer mind... Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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TheFifteenthMember Myes, but THEY didn't know that! We have to consider THEM! And yet we must also be mysterious, myes, myes... TheFifteenthMember 15:46, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about the confusion, I'm going to post a summary and "to do list" soon. And I'm hoping "soon" is tomorrow but I can't make any promises I can't keep :<

Also, question about FR's proposal to post the sigs of anyone who completes a task: Should we demand a screenshot/camera pic for people from people who claim to have completed a game task, like how we done for the End of Year Event 2012? That immediately prevents a lotta cheating, sockpuppets, etc.


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 14:45, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
I made this and this but they didn't prove to be as useful as I envisioned them to be. Can anyone make the Journalist Spot better? Anyway, I'll post a list of suggestions for magazine template later (on MEX's draft).


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Final Chain - "Good tidings friends..."
TALK - "...and a happy new year!" - Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 16:56, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Earthshine KHD.png (The page looks good to me.) Side note: KHWiki and The Keyhole do not have a shared email account. Heck, I don't even think that The Keyhole has a site-wide email account. Earthshine KHD.png


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 09:10 PM Fri, April 25, 2014 MST
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png First of all, sorry, I had to use this cool new Tron talk bubble.

Now that that's out of the way, to business. TheFifteenthMember has posted some things on the Magazine Test's talk page, and I've gone as far as I could. Basically, the info was added to the contents page, added a cover area and parameter for the Cover image, and commented out the logs on "Door to the Light". Just like FM, I'm not sure if the Keyhole still wants that, it's up to them. I left the New Users log, and I think that should just highlight our new regulars here, rather than every new account made.

I've also altered "The Coliseum". I've called the debate floor "Station of Awakening", after the location of Sora and Roxas's fight. If you guys come up with a better/more wanted name, go right ahead. I put as a comment that I think an altered version of the Mirage Arena's match template (for color scheme's sake, it'd be the Second Chance Template) should be created, dedicated to the Magazine, which could be used for the debate.

I chose not to mess around with "The Round Room". The code seems a little complicated with the whole talk bubbles, and I'd rather not mess it up. The same applies to "The Mark of Mastery Exam", since FM suggested moving the talk bubble thing to this page, though I did rename it.


I changed the color scheme for the first box of "The Grid", more for suggestions' sake (if we're using the name, is should have the scheme). I also split the columns for the "Guess the Beast" and Puzzles sections.


Finally, I split the columns in "Flick Rush", as suggested, and added parameters for the KHWiki, Game, and Keyhole tasks. I recall there was a request for a better name. If I may, would "Traverse Town Mailbox" or "Moogle Shop" work? Something else? Or do you guys want to leave it alone? Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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Final Chain - "Good tidings friends..."
TALK - "...and a happy new year!" - Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 05:30, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Earthshine KHD.png First of all, that bubble looks amazing.

Secondly, I don't think The Keyhole is opposed to scrapping the log updates for those reasons. I'll notify FR and see what she says.

Thirdly, for those of you who don't know, this wiki doesn't actually have polls by using the <poll> tags. So instead, we've had to resort to a website called polldaddy.com to embed polls. Unfortunately, unless you have a polldaddy account, you only get to choose from certain designs. I did a mock poll for the Flick Rush page in my sandbox. We get a choice of 3 sizes: small, medium and large. The small size is the only one that will fit into the magazine template without expanding it wider than a snake can unhinge it's jaw. But it looks really skinny for the section, is there anyway we can improve this section? Earthshine KHD.png


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FinalRest - I'm... so... startled.
TALK - 08:51, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for taking a while to get back to you KSM, but for the images right now I think the page titles are a good place to start. All the pages just have the titles in text, which is boring. I don't think we ever came up with any ideas for how the title images should look, so feel free to do whatever you think would look best. :)


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FinalRest - Is a guinea pig bad? Do you consider a guinea pig the representation of all that is evil?
TALK - Maybe... if it's an evil guinea pig. – 10:35, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
So I was working on the code and realized that the KH series updates page is called the Trinity Archives, after the news page here, but on the Keyhole ours is called Jiminy's Journal. So what do you think about the merging the two names? I was thinking something like The Trinity Journal or Jiminy's Archive...

Also, for that page trailers would need to be added when they're released, but I'm having trouble embedding videos in the test code. Can someone help with that? Finally, I would like to add some space between the boxes (maybe 5px or so), but I couldn't figure out how, despite trying margins and padding in all sorts of ways. ^_^ Can anyone solve this problem?


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TheFifteenthMember I like white. I find it goes well with yellow, but only if you want it to. TheFifteenthMember 13:46, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
For the poll, we could make the entire poll column thinner, giving more space to the mailbag but balancing out the empty space. Also, I still think we should scrap the "New Users" on the wiki reports as it's hard to determine what classifies a "regular editor". If there's anyone that has done a truly tremendous amount of work, we can give them a shoutout in the news summary.

"Jiminy's Archive" sounds the best, which reminds me that we should add links to both Wiki's respective news pages at the bottom. Speaking of which, khwiki.com has made plans to partner with KHInsider so that a member from KHInsider writes our Trinity Archives for us (all official like). The details hasn't been worked out yet but I've heard from Erry that KHInsider is interested . If the deal goes through, should we put the journalist to good use and ask if he can write the news for the magazine too?

FR: Nice design for the "Jiminy's Archive" by the way.


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MateusinhoEX - Hebby Repp with stylin' threads and a serious 'tude sighted!— 14:35, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Awesome changes there FR. I loved all of them, specially the new gradient design for the Trinity Archives. If you guys want, the name can simply be changed to Jiminy's Journal to match the Keyhole. Any way, I don't know excatly how to embed videos in wiki text, but I will check up on the margins now. Thanks for the help, I'm kinda busy again this week.


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 09:40 AM Sat, April 26, 2014 MST
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png First of all, I really love what was done with the archives page. Should we do that with all the pages/more pages? Regarding the name, I'd rather give it a whole new name, like "Reports" or something like that, if possible.


Videos are easily embedded, if we want something like what's on the game articles.


What do you mean, FR, by separating the boxes?


About the poll, I've been meaning to ask, how hard is it to simply install the poll extension? I bfound the article on MediaWiki, and I have to wonder whether it's easier to do that than deal with poll Daddy. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
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Eternal Flames KHD.png What about something like "Ansem Report" or something like that?

15M: If the journalist is interested, I'd say go for it. But how would the KHWiki Trinity Archives differ from the magazine Trinity Archives? Eternal Flames KHD.png


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 12:19, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
"Ansem Reports" is okay. CoF: The KHWiki Trinity Archives would be updated to the minute, acting as a news feed of sorts for up-to-date information and nitty-gritty details. The magazine news would be more like a recollection of the major news that broke through in the last three months.


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FinalRest - I move the stars for no one.
TALK - 06:49, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o9_75sq.png KSM, could you add some videos to the test for the Ansem Report page, please? I can't get them to work....

For the boxes, you see how on the Report page there's a grey border around the outside? Well I want the same amount of space to go between each box on that page, to make them a bit more separate from each other. Does that explain it better?

I'll change the name to Ansem Reports now. :) And feel free to tinker around with the aesthetics of the other pages!

EDIT: Okay, I finished the Unlocking the Keyhole page. You can see the changes here. List incoming!

  • The obvious change is playing with the colors. Thoughts?
  • I've inserted examples of the logs section, so you can see the idea behind them. They're not meant to be a big list of every log entry, but more a summary of the important changes. The idea is that it gives us a way to make sure policies are properly understood, and it also serves to explain some changes new users might be confused by. We can still scrap it if you think its a waste of time. :)
  • I changed the protection log box to other logs, cause protection on its own wouldn't fill up a box. :P
  • The new users section was designed to give a bit of a warmer welcome to some of the newbies, as well as encourage veteran users to get to know them a bit better. The two effects of this section would hopefully be a) if the newbie knows they're mentioned specifically in the wiki mag, they'll have more reason to look at it and b) the newbie will feel like special attention had been paid to them, which would encourage them to stick around and help out. Of course listing every newbie will take forever, so I think the ones mentioned by name should be ones that put some effort into their user page, or those who have done some commendable editing since they joined.
  • I added a Tea Parties section. The difference between this section and the Journal bit is that the journal will list things that weren't brought up via the Tea Parties.

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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Huh, the video is not working correctly. A lot harder than I thought.... Can anyone else help? Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Update!

As you guys have surely noticed, FinalRest has been messing around with the gradients. Which has inspired me to do the same with some of the other pages. I used gradients to try and fulfill FifteenthMember's request for lighter colors, which worked, except for the purple link color, which kind of gets lost. Don't know if anyone wants to play with that.

I've added a space for the KHWiki Roundtable section, just like the Keyhole's Tea Party section.

I changed the colors of the Coliseum to a gold gradient with a light green border (see if anyone gets the meaning). I did this to differentiate with the page for Dive to the Heart. However, for the sections for the Mirage Arena and the Underdrome, I used gradients that match the Mirage Arena and Underdrome's respective arenas.

I added a section for the Special Editor page.

ChainofFire brought up something I was going to ask. I left the areas for where to submit items (proof of success in tasks from Flick Rush, mailbag questions, etc.) missing because I don't know where such info would be submitted. If we could agree to where that would be, I could hard-code it into the master template and leave it there.

FinalRest, regarding your requests. As far as the videos go, I haven't had time to try it since I tried last week. I'll have to try again, but for now, I'm not sure why the videos do not work. As far as the space between boxes (known as padding in the code), I've only found how to increase the space between the boxes and the edge of the page. Not yet how to add more space between the boxes themselves. I'll have to get back to that, too.

As I've mentioned on the Magazine's talk page, I'm kind of busy this week and next week for AP tests. I'll be back this weekend, and after next Tuesday. Until then, I may not be able to help out as much. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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MateusinhoEX - Hebby Repp with stylin' threads and a serious 'tude sighted!— 12:48, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Guys... the magazine is looking great!!!! I loved the new color schemes and gradients, specially The Grid one, it's exactly just like the world colors itself!! Everything is being very well implemented, just as we tought. I'm not very active, but I'm checking in very often to see how things are going. Any help needed, just ask, I will jump right in to help!!!


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png So, the first of the title images are up on the Door to Light page. What do you guys think? I had to create the font myself over the last three days on Photoshop, so the font isn't perfect, it's the best I could do. FM mentioned on the Magazine talk page that Erry had created a banner, so we can remove the Mirage Arena and Underdrome sections. Finally, a question. Since the first issue is due by July, do we want to start assigning parts/sections of articles at this point. I would imagine things like Namine's Sketchbook would need to be started right now if we want it by July and stuff like that.

EDIT: Updated the Coliseum with a "Mirage-Arena-style" battle format/template for the Station of Awakening. I'm wondering if we should just drop on of the two names, and leave the page titled as either Station of Awakening or Coliseum, since we're dropping the Mirage Arena and Underdrome sections of the page. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Small update I made this morning. I made the author parameters more uniform, now the author only needs to put in their username (some of the pages, like Flick Rush and Door to Light, needed the author to put the entire link to work). I also added the font color codes so that the links are still visible on the author names.

I commented out the sections for the Mirage Arena and Underdrome. Again, I wonder if we should just drop one of the two remaining names, and keep either Station of Awakening or Coliseum as the page name. The original purpose of the multiple names was that the Coliseum was the page name, and the sections had individual names for each battle.

I adjusted the Station of Awakening sections so that they serve a better purpose. I might demonstrate my idea for the format on the test page. Any other suggestions on that section?

Finally, I renamed the Special Editor page to The Keyblade Master.

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TheFifteenthMember Myes, but THEY didn't know that! We have to consider THEM! And yet we must also be mysterious, myes, myes... TheFifteenthMember 01:05, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Before problems arise in the future, does the small change you made mean we can't have multiple authors? Will writing "Author X and Author Y" in the parameter will show up as "User:Author X and Author Y|Author X and Author Y"? If that's the case, we should either reverse the change or improve it further.

Yes, I think we should scrap the "Station of Awakening" and name the entire thing "The Coliseum". To note, I chose "The Coliseum" as a better name because "Station of Awakening" is too similar to the "Dive to the Heart". Anyway, the changes here look good but we should do an example to test it fully. Anyone want to do my "Dark Form vs Final Form" idea with me supporting Dark Form?

KSM: Namine's Sketchbook does need to be started but we need to find someone who can draw (anyone vying for the position?)

Lastly: Over the IRC, me and Erry combed over the naming scheme and release structure. We divide the year into four quarters and name each issue after the year and quarter of it's release. For example, the next issue that will be released in July will be tagged "Issue #1: 2014 Q3", and more specific details such as the exact month and date will go somewhere on the front cover. We'll divide the year simply, as follows:

  • Quarter 1: January, February, March
  • Quarter 2: April, May, June
  • Quarter 3: July, August, September,
  • Quarter 4: October, November, December

(A new issue will be released on each month written in italics) Thoughts?


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FinalRest - "I floop the pig!"
TALK - 04:13, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png Phew, there's a lot to catch up on!

Thanks for giving the video and padding stuff a shot, KSM! I ran into the same problems you did, so if there's anyone else that can help, please give it a go!

FM, we can add in extra author tags for the pages that will have multiple authors. The naming structure sounds good to me!

Okay, now my update! I've played around with the wiki news pages, and made some minor edits.

  • Moved Jiminy's Journal section to top of Unlocking the Keyhole. Figured that should be the first focus of the page.
  • Added a Trinity Archives section on Door to Light.
  • So the Command Board section was focused on projects that were going on, but the Door to Light should focus more on news. So I moved the test stuff from the Command Board into the Trinity Archives section, changing it a bit so it's more "look what we've started doing!" and less "these are the things that need doing." I hope you get what I was going for.

Anyway, that got me thinking about a section for listing projects. Do we want one of those? I was thinking we could put one on the Flick Rush page, since that's the page designed for user interaction. Thoughts?

Now, I have an idea for how we can put the coliseum page to good use, so I'll give that a go soon and see what you guys think. tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png


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FinalRest - Told you when we met what you were in for.
TALK - 10:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'm done with the Coliseum! Changes can be seen on the test page. This is what I've done:
  • Added the recent battles section, which is how we can go over the fights that have ended since the last issue.
  • Added coming soon section. For the image we can splice together all the contestants that'll be coming up in the battles between release and the next issue. That way we can generate interest for the current/future battles, without having to constantly update that page every time the current battle changes.
  • Changed the station of awakening around a bit. For the versus bit, we can change the images to represent what the argument is about if able. For instance, if the discussion was Riku VS Sora, we would put images of Riku and Sora in the box. But for something that doesn't really have a picture representation (Strength/Defense for instance) we can put in the characters the two debaters will use to identify themselves, as I've done with the test page.
  • I moved the old roundtable template for use in the SoA. Do you think it's easy to follow the convo, or should I make the gaps between boxes bigger? Also, should I put a "Username says:" in the speech bubbles, or so you think the avatars are good enough for identification?
  • I couldn't really figure out how to implement the speech bubbles into the template for a conversation that has an undetermined length. Anyone who wants to put the speech bubbles in the template can find the code in the test section.

Thoughts? Anything you want to scrap? Any other ideas?


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 18:32, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I like most of the changes to the Station of Awakening, but I'm still in favour of having a banner at the bottom of the page instead of the whole "coming soon" and "recent battles". While I appreciate them generating interest in the MA and UD, I feel they don't add anything meaningful to the magazine. On the other hand, the banner still advertises the arenas but does it in a more discreet, low key.

The speech bubbles are great FR! The only improvements I would make is widen the gaps between each bubble to make it more akin to a text message conversation and add the usernames above each bubble. Also, everything has a picture representation if we use symbolism. For example, the images for a "Strength vs Defense" fight can be a Dream Sword and Dream Shield.

And KSM: With the "Door to Light" title image, can't we use the font that was made for our logo?


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Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png I agree with FM in that the Station of Awakening could use a little work. I'm not sure I like the idea of summarizing the entire three month's battles, but I don't know. I wouldn't complain if it stayed that way. Regarding the image, I've tried a new image. Thoughts? Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png


Podcast Discussion[edit]

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Discussion[edit]

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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 11:51, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
Discuss!


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Chainoffire - "Hey, wait... I'm enjoying this. You guys are something else!"
TALK - :) Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 04:31, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Eternal Flames KHD.png "How long should it be?"

I'd say no more than an hour and a half, any longer than that then people would lose interest.

"Who can take part in making it?" I'd say we have no more than 5 people per podcast, but if we get a lot of people sign up, then we could rotate the people in each podcast based on availability and/or interest of topic.

Would the be hosted over Skype, G+, or some other program? Eternal Flames KHD.png


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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 13:18, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Five people per podcast sounds okay but the problem will be getting enough people to sign up! I'm not sure what program it would be hosted over; that's probably something all the people who sign up should decide afterwards. Also, I remember Chaser saying he was interested in doing visuals for the podcast so we could release a version on our YouTube channel too (or even replace the .ogg with it).
5 people is too much of a cluster to do, even with visuals going on (also, I'm too lazy to edit that much visuals), especially with audio-only podcast. Most podcast are done with 3/4 people so that its easier to hear whats being said. UnknownCheisā —— From Shadows 16:27, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Alright, but so far we only have one person able to do the podcast. Anyone else who can do it? TheFifteenthMember 16:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Visually speaking (depending on how lazy I'm gonna be when I edit this), and using me, FM, Ek, and Cof as example and that me and Cof are the one that are currently speaking, the podcast visual should look something like this. UnknownCheisā —— From Shadows 17:09, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Would it be possible to have the names besides each wavelength so that the viewer can match name-to-voice easier? TheFifteenthMember 19:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
Over the IRC, UC explained to me that doing the visuals would take a lot of work since you'd be listening to the podcast for half an hour, figuring out who's speaking at each second and animating their wavelength. I think we should plan a podcast, record it and see how tedious it is to make the visual. TheFifteenthMember 09:59, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea. Another idea is to have the pictures on the side next to the wavelengths so it's a bit clearer. Not sure what'd happen to the logo though. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 03:26, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Typing ":" over and over is getting to be a pain ಠ_ಠ Also I did do another layout for the podacast thats more easier to understand. Also, also Cof to answer your question about G+ vs Skype. G+ will record your hangout and make it ready for upload, but you cant edit the video. While with Skype you would have to edit the thing and upload it. UnknownCheisā —— From Shadows 17:53, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Just gonna stick my nose in here and say that that layout looks great, UC. tumblr_osispiEQ831tlnss6o8_75sq.png tumblr_osispiEQ831tlnss6o5_75sq.png FINALREST tumblr_osispiEQ831tlnss6o3_75sq.png tumblr_osispiEQ831tlnss6o6_75sq.png 15:42, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Another topic: what is the podcast going to be rated? Is this going to be PG-13 or are we going to have to keep it PG? I'm sure minor swear words will slip out, but would we bleep/edit those out in the event that someone does accidentally say something? Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 06:18, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Considering this will still be a representation of the Wiki, I think it should use the same rules and standards as appropriate here (except obviously more informal), meaning it won't be like the IRC. About bleeping out words, I'd think that'd only be necessary if it's actually vulgar language. I don't know about you guys but in my eyes, words like "damn" and "hell" aren't exactly "swear words". TheFifteenthMember 22:39, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
I say we make it PG13, thats what most podcast's tend to be around. UnknownCheisā —— From Shadows 16:39, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
That seems fair. We should probably give out a spoiler warning and a PG-13 warning at the beginning of the podcast then. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 22:58, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
So do we want to have a day to test this out then? Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 02:37, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Update: so it look like we won't be able to do fancy audio visualizer, only because my computer can't run the damn thing, because its old. Also, the programs to make the audio wavelength is not compatible with my editing program and I'l too lazy to find the correct version. So my new idea is that we have a basic background with each person icon lighting up whenever someone talks. Also, also, everyone is gonna need to have their own microphone to capture high quality audio for me to edit with. UnknownCheisā —— From Shadows 12:03, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Agenda[edit]

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TheFifteenthMember Yes. You're creepy. I can't say we'll miss you while you're gone, so it'd be best if you did go. We all win that way. TheFifteenthMember 16:06, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Would this be an okay structure?:
  • Introduction: What the podcast is, who everyone is etc. (2-3 minutes)
  • KH2.5 Discussion: Talk about its features and discuss your expectations, opinions etc. (5 minutes)
  • KH3 Discussion: Talk about its features and release date and discuss your expectations, impressions opinions, mechanics, story speculation, theories, reactions to E3 etc. (10 minutes)
  • KHX Discussion: Talk about the game, whether you like it or not, how easy the Japanese is to bear etc. (5 minutes)
  • KH3D Discussion: Time travel discussion: How it works, any problems with inconsistency, clarifying any confusion etc. (5 minutes)
  • After KH3: Thoughts, ideas and hopes. (5 minutes)
  • Wiki Discussion: Thoughts about the new projects, current happenings, users that have left, excitements and concerns etc. (5-10 minutes)
  • Conclusion: End podcast. (1 minute)

This structure would set up a podcast that'd be over half an hour. If every participant prepares their theories and speculation beforehand, hopefully the conversation won't dry up halfway before the allotted time. Also, if you record it after all the E3 news, there should be enough "juice" to run on. The structure will also require a chairman to transit between topics by saying things like "So that's KH2.5 discussed, let's talk about KH3...". How's that sound?


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KeybladeSpyMaster - I do it for my family, my home, my friends! I do it for her!
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5 Minutes wouldn't be enough time to cover some of those topics without the podcast sounding too rushed. The four of us have already come up with our own agenda, we would run the podcast to be 45-60ish minutes. But those are good ideas, I've based some new ones off of the agenda. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 04:23, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Okay, that's cool. TheFifteenthMember 15:32, 10 June 2014 (UTC)