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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 17:16, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations guys, we did it! Issue #1 has successfully launched! Now we have this magazine kickstarted, we need to sort out a few follow-up things, including:
  • A navbox to link all magazine archives, templates and pages together.
  • How to handle the comments?
  • How to continue the Journalist Spot?
  • How to advertise the magazine now?
OPXion4EverIcon.png Indeed, a congrats to all! Thank you for your hard work and efforts!
  • Navbox: (see below)
  • Advertise: The links for both Wikis have been shared on the Facebook page. Once/if/when we get the Twitter up and running again, we can mention it there. Links are going on the main page, and I believe something is said on the site notice. Other than posting in the IRC topic, I think it's going to end up to individual sharing.
Xion4ever Who am I? — 04:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Mission Crown KHD.png Issue #1 Mission Crown KHD.png

Eh? ^ Xion4ever 04:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

TheFifteenthMember Myes, but THEY didn't know that! We have to consider THEM! And yet we must also be mysterious, myes, myes... TheFifteenthMember 15:33, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
So advertisement is sorted. And by navbar, I meant something like Template:Mirage Arena. I would do it myself but I'm not sure what the "official" magazine colour scheme is. Should we do purple and gold like Jiminy's Journal (an image that we are seemingly associating with the magazine)? We could divide the navbar in two ways:
  • Main pages: "KHWiki:Magazine" and the Journalist Spot.
  • Issues: list all issues (e.g. KHWiki:Magazine/Issue 1)
  • Comments: list all comment pages (e.g. Talk:KHWiki:Magazine/Issue 1)
  • Journalist Spot Archives: list all archives of Journalist Spots (which by the way, we need to create).
  • Templates: list all templates

The other version is:

  • Main pages: "KHWiki:Magazine", current issue, current comments page, current Journalist Spot,
  • Archives
    • Issues: list all old issues.
    • Journalist Spot: list all old journalist spot archives.
    • Comments: list all old journalist spot archives.
  • Templates: Current and old.


KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 11:04 AM Wed, July 2, 2014 MDT

Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png I personally prefer the second option. It seems better.

Advertisement is doing okay, as far as what we can do. We could add the magazine to the welcome template, or do what I do and advertise it in a welcome message (I always add a message separate from the welcome template, and the last two weeks, I've been advertising the magazine in it. There's very little we can do without plastering it on every website or something drastic.

I think the Journalist Spot should be archived sometime after the publication of the issue. In this case, it'd be within the next couple days. But I don't know. Is it organized okay, or is there a way we could change it? Maybe we could create something like the Mirage Arena does and create a template for people to sign up on? I don't know.

Comments have been organized, but I don't know if you'd like to change it. Feel free to, my way isn't the best way (seriously, I don't like what I did, I just don't know how to better format it). Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png

The second way FM proposed keeps the current information on top and the archives/old on the bottom. That is probably a better idea. Xion4ever 17:27, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

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 17:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
The welcome template should link to the Traverse Town community portal and then users can find the magazine through there.

Journalist Spot could be archived by making a new page "KHWiki:Magazine/Journalist Spot/Issue 1" and all the discussion and comments are copy'pasted onto the new page and then the normal Journalist Spot page is fresh to use for the next issue. However, the Keyhole is hosting this Journalist Spot so our one should just link to theirs.

I think it's a bad idea to add sections to the comments. It's restrictive and doesn't let people do general comments like "That was a great issue! Can't wait for the next one!". So I would break down all the sections and let people add section titles as they wish. By "handling", I meant what do we do if the comments get spammed, vandalised etc.

Same way we normally handle vandalism? Warning 1, 2, 3 -> Ban Xion4ever 17:48, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

I made the navbar but it's in black and white as my colours failed. Is anyone able to colour it in? And Xion, I recycled your archive box for use on the Journalist Spot archives :P TheFifteenthMember 17:04, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

FinalRest - "I floop the pig!"
TALK - 05:55, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png I have a few things I'd like to bring up.
  1. I still haven't got an answer to whether I can upload all the title images here or not. I noticed a magazine image category has been created, so does that mean I have the go ahead for the uploads?
  2. When writing articles, I'd like a policy for links. Articles on the wiki should be linked as much as possible, using the wiki double square brackets. However, when linking to a page that only one wiki has, http links should be used, to prevent having to replace links between wikis. Http should also be used for links to specific wikis. Examples: On the Keyblade Master page, the link to the Keyblade War is [[Keyblade War]] so on the Keyhole it links to the Keyhole KW page and here it links to the KHWiki KW page. On the Top 5 list, flowmotion is linked as [] because the Keyhole doesn't have a flowmotion page. In the KHWiki tasks the Side Scrolling link is [] because the task relates specifically to the KHWiki side scrolling page. The whole point of all this is to make the two versions of the mag as similar as possible, so the editor doesn't have to do a crapload of link replacing when they upload to either site. Does anyone have any opposition to this? And if not, where should I write this up so writers are aware of it?
  3. The nav looks good so far. When you're done, mind if I copy it over to the Keyhole? Or you can do it if you want. :)
  4. Regarding the Journalist Spot editing requirements, I don't really want an edit count, but if you guys do then you can choose one and stick the same policy up over on the Keyhole. What I would like, though, is a requirement for authors to have an account on both wikis. The main reason for this is to prevent red linking of author names, but encouraging account creation can't be a bad thing, right? tumblr_osh37pJ7Q21tlnss6o4_75sq.png

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 18:20, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
I don't see why the title images can't be uploaded here. Walkthrough images are allowed to be uploaded so there's no harm in having magazine ones. I'd use the naming format "File:Magazine x.png" (e.g. "File:Magazine Content Title.png").

Can't we use the Template:W? That way, we'd avoid having so many external links so that there's ugly arrow icons everywhere.

Sure, take the navbar. If you can, try to spruce it up more :P

The KHWiki's edit count requirement is 300 total edits. However, I think that's unbalanced for the Keyhole because afaik, there's less to do there. If I'm right, should we lower the Keyhole's requirement to about 50 or 100?

KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 12:30 PM Sat, July 5, 2014 MDT

Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Don't use Template:W, it links to Wikipedia. I think you're talking about Template:Wiki, which links to pages on Wikia.

Xion4ever objects to uploading the images because she fears another situation like the Images for Deletion situation she faced earlier this year. However, I personally don't find a problem, because we'll keep using the images continuously on each magazine. I think I only object to uploading the images from Naminé's Sketchbook.

I feel like moving the KHWiki's edit requirement to 100, and pushing everything else up a level (150 for Mirage Arena, 200 for Featured Media, etc.). The reasoning behind this is that the Magazine, I feel, was meant to be the beginning of involvement, or I think it should be. Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png

TheFifteenthMember Ignoring how these caterpillars uttered what they're trying to say, I do agree. TheFifteenthMember 18:39, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, Template:Wiki. Could we tweak it so it also links to MediaWiki wikis or maybe create an entirely new template for the purpose of linking back and forth between The Keyhole and

Uploading the images will be useful if we need to size anything. I know I had a problem not being able to format my image for the wiki tutorial.

Magazine isn't a beginning of involvement. It's something that requires lots of dedication and commitment. It makes more sense to start users off by merely voting on arenas or featured content and then actively participating in work later, once they're more experienced.

OPXion4EverIcon.png Just one final drop in before calling it a night...

On images: In general, I do believe [user] images should be hosted off Wiki. I also understand that certain things cannot be done unless the image exists on the Wiki, such as galleries. However, this doesn't mean let's upload every image ever to exist for the magazine on here. A good summary to my opinion is: "What can be uploaded off Wiki should be off Wiki. What cannot exist without being on the Wiki should be on Wiki." Keep in mind though that this is just my opinion. Get others feedback and we can alter the policy accordingly. Oh, and I was very serious about making another articles for deletion category problem. If that happens...XION RAGE. Legit.

About the template: whatever is easier. If creating a new template is the [faster] method, go for it. I'm in agreement with FM on edit count. The magazine is indeed to encourage/create new users. However, if we open every gate of opportunity/reward as soon as they hit here, where's the fun in that? My greatest concern is that after 100 edits, who is actually ready to write good/quality articles? Who knows at least 75% of Wiki coding and format? What about the policies/rules? Unless the user already edits a Wiki or is older, chances are they won't know such things. I mean, they probably won't know everything after three hundred or whatever edits; heck, I'm learning new stuff on here everyday. BUT, hopefully by the time someone racks up 300 edits they will be more of a well-seasoned editor.

I'll see you guys this Saturday!

Xion4ever Who am I? — 03:41, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Guys, using the "khwikia" prefix allows us to link directly to the Keyhole (e.g. [[khwikia:Kingdom Hearts Wiki:Journalist Spot]]). I don't know what the Keyhole has for linking to here, but a template can be used if they don't have an interwiki prefix. But, yes, we can use templates to do the trick if you want, it'd be pretty simple.

EDIT: OK, that's sorted. From now on we can use {{KHWiki}} and {{Keyhole}} to link to either one, and the templates will work on both sites. --Neumannz, The Dark Falcon 03:45, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I'm fine with that policy on images: only images that need to be modified with Wiki coding should be uploaded. The title images are already the right size so we can link to them from the Keyhole. I'm also fine with the template. TheFifteenthMember


Neumannz — Looks like I'm gonna have to jump...!
TALK — I work alone! Except when I work with Xion...which is all the time.
— 14:05, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Hey, guys, three months seems like a pretty long time between podcasts, especially if they're only an hour long or so. What do you think about doing them more often? There's no reason why the next magazine issue can't have two or three podcast episodes on the Round Room page, is there?
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 14:46, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
The original reasons why the podcast (and magazine) was set to be released with quarter-year intervals were:
  • The workload would be too demanding.
  • And KH news would be so sparse that they'd be nothing to talk about.

But if you guys don't mind doing podcasts more frequently and there is a lot of KH news being released, then I don't see why we can't have multiple podcast episodes on the Round Room page. Do you plan on releasing them straight after they've been recorded, though? Or do you plan on releasing multiple episodes at once, in time with each new magazine issue? If you plan on doing the former, the podcast may need to separate from the magazine to keep release dates consistent and the Round Room page will be replaced with something else for the magazine.

Here's an idea. How about doing a news podcast along with the magazine, and discussion podcasts in between? We didn't have time for a discussion in the last episode, after all. --Neumannz, The Dark Falcon 05:43, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Flick Rush Poll[edit]

Should there be an expiration date on the Poll? Also, should there be a "Winner" section for the next magazine? Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 04:57, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I think the poll should expire at the same time as the next issue's release. Also, a winner section would be good. TheFifteenthMember 18:37, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


TheFifteenthMember ...dango daikazoku~ TheFifteenthMember 11:33, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
There's only a month and a half left before the next issue's release so remember to start checking up on the Journalist Spot, guys!