Sorry for the block, I didn't want to resort to this since you're an active contributor, but it seems to be the only way to get your attention as you seemed to have stopped paying attention to the messages in your wall.
I've noticed that you added a contraction yet again in Surma's page, something that it's against our Manual of Style and which we instructed you twice not to add, but you still continue using on a regular basis, which forces us to be fixing them continuously. Back in November I had even asked you to remove the contractions from two pages you had just edited, but my message went completely ignored and someone else had to fix that.
Also some days ago Samuelmathew280 gave you an instruction regarding the spoiler overlay, which apparently was ignored as well since yesterday you did exactly what he had instructed not to.
Your summaries usually surpass the limit of 10 lines per paragraph recommended by the MoS (sometimes by far), and I'm sure you also don't pay attention to Special:WikiActivity as we've asked you at least 3 times, since our corrections and comments to your edits go totally unnoticed.
Please use this time to look for unread messages in your wall and let me know when you have done it to lift your block.
I'm sorry about the contractions and the other errors. I'm used to doing it in the wiki for The Walking Dead and I have noticed myself starting to slack more often here. In regards to the summary, I have a habit of going long and before I found out about the ban, I was trimming down the one I was writing for Chapter 54 for BF.
I was not aware of the spoiler overlay and I do apologize for not consulting the Wiki Activity log. I believed I would have received a notification when something I contributed was changed and that is on me for not asking about it sooner. I will definitely consult it in the future.
It's a New Year, yet more old habits I have to learn to break.
I noticed you have uploaded several Junior High Manga images on this wiki. While I have no doubt they can be used, I would like to remind you that they must have a purpose and be used in articles, as said in our image policy. Only upload images that you are going to use (in articles, blogs, comments or forum)
If you want to keep them, please do not forget to add them in articles. I had already adressed it in Rod's Reiss (Anime)/Image Gallery (see the history of the said page) and since it happened again I allowed myself to point you this.
As you were told, your contributions are welcomed, but please take some time to read our policies and take a look at the others' edits in the recent activity, it'll be helpful for everyone.
You answered my topic about Before the Fall (thank you for that!) and said you could try to answer my questions. Well now after I have read some of your texts about BtF I have only one thing worrying me before I want to invest money on the series, otherwise everything seems good! =D
1. Does it have mentionably romantic relationships or does it focus on relationships more or less than main series?
I don’t like when series focus too much on romantic relationships and main series have had reasonable balance so far I have read it, so what do you say about it after reading both?
In regards to your question, I think it's about the same between both series. Since Hajime Isayama doesn't have as big a part in making 'Before the Fall' as the regular series (to my knowledge), it is more open to the possibility of relationships forming. I can sense that Sharle definitely feels that way towards Kuklo, but there has been no indication from him that he feels the same for her; it's more along the lines of a family bond, since she was the first person who truly took care of him. It could very well change at some point but so far, Before the Fall stays away from romantic attachments just like Attack on Titan does.
I know that most everyone has their ships with different characters (myself included), but it doesn't fit in with the structure or narrative of a series like AoT.
Thank you so much for this very comprehensive answer! This really helped and of course there is always possibility that things change along series, but it was important to know how it has been this far. I think I can finally buy more volumes of this since it has seemed very great and interesting series, but something had given me the idea this might be now the series which focus more on relationships to attract other kind of readers.
No problem! Keeps me busy while waiting for the main series every month :P
As I work on the character pages, I'm finding a few of them in Before the Fall are actually more engaging and likeable than some of the characters in the main storyline (blasphemous, I know.) Perhaps it's due to how much he's changed during the timeskip but I'm slowly beginning to lose interest in Eren and prefering Kuklo as my favorite protagonist. Since he now has three Titan abilities, Eren's become a bit overpowered and there's a sense that he will more likely be victorious in fights now (which could take some of the suspense and intrigue out of it; we will ultimately have to wait and see). Kuklo, on the other hand, can still be injured or killed in a fight with humans or Titans. Since he is still human, it draws you in more (at least for me) and makes you actively wonder if he will survive to see another day.
Hello. Just in case you didn't notice it, we had to take care of the file information of the images you uploaded. Please take a look at our corrections and try to add it yourself in the future.
Once again, all you need to do is copy/paste the file information and fill it like the following: https://imgur.com/a/y4D0w (Since you're working on Before the Fall you may replace the "m" on the source line by "bf")
By the way, you can do it directly when you upload an image in the "caption" space. Feel free to ask for more details. Hope this will help.
Hopefully this doesn't sound rude but I have to point out that this is the 4th time we request that you add file information to images (1, 2, 3, and some instructions here); but these requests still haven't been followed for some reason.
As I said in one of those previous messages, it's great that you contribute to the wiki so much, but if these edits aren't done according to our standards it means a lot of work for us to fix them. I've seen other staff members continuously adding file information to those images that lack it, as well as renaming images that were not properly named (like "Carlo Cardina save Kuklo.png" to "Carlo and Cardina save Kuklo.png"; or "Kuklo sharle knife.png" to "Kuklo receives a knife.png"; or "Carlo Kuklo Gloria.png" to "Carlo and Kuklo meet Gloria.png", etc, etc).
Please keep this in mind and read ourpolicies because we can't be continually reminding people about them.
Damn, and I thought that I had finally overcome that particular hurdle regarding images....
Alright, thanks again for letting me know about it. I'm trying my best to get the uploading images part down but it seems something still keeps getting lost in translation for me :/ (hopefully it eventually clicks into place so you don't have to keep cleaning up after me.)
I know I post a lot of edits and it may seem that I'm just trying for all the achievements, but I honestly don't pay attention to those when editing; if I get one, that's fine and dandy, but I'm just trying to make the articles I find more up to date and correct to the best of my knowledge. Although I will say achievement -wise, I am surprised there's not a 'Founding Titan' one for the 1,000th mark on spoiler editing (at least I don't think there is; it just looks like it repeats the 'War Hammer Titan' one.)
Anyway, thank you again for putting up with some of my (bad) editing. Looks like I STILL have some learning left to do.
I think I found what step I was missing. I uploaded one today and went to 'add features and media' to put in the template but I did not seem to find the 'file information' template in the infobox drop down menu; is it under a different name than that? I did manage to find one that was labeled 'file information2' but it wasn't quite matching up.
I'm not sure if I'm even looking in the right spot but I want to say I'm on the right track.
Make sure you're using the Source Editor, not the Visual Editor, so you can paste the code directly in the editing field. If you normally use the Visual Editor by default you will see a Source tab that will let you switch over to directly editing the code (it's in the screenshot Dalmatia linked).
Paste the template into the Source tab and fill in the Description, Source, Pages, and Resolution fields. (The rest should auto-populate based on what you put in the Source field.) Then save it like you would any other edit and you should be done.
I've noticed recently that sometimes when I'm filling out the source slot on the image template, it does not show the chapter the image is from even when I include it in.
| Source = bf | 39
I filled that in when I uploaded 'Angel_Sorum_and_Maria.png' earlier today, but the chapter is not showing up. I don't know if it's because the page for that chapter doesn't have information on it yet or if it's something else entirely. Do you have any thoughts?
One last thing (I hope): when you add infos for an image, don't forget the character categories. For instance, if you upload an image with Kuklo and Sharle, you'll have to add "Images of Kuklo Munsell" and "Images of Sharle Inocencio" with the category sidebar.
Where do you go to add that info? I went to try it when I uploaded "Eren assaults Hange". I looked at a few others and I was not seeing anything different in the editor; I went to the file to look again and saw it was just filled in.
If you go back to Dalmatia's original post and click on the image link, you can see on the right side of the image there a space called "Categories" with Willy's name partially spelled out as "Will." Underneath that, the field has auto-populated to say "Images of Willy Tybur." That is where you add the character categories.
Just start typing in "Images of [insert character name]" and the field should auto-populate so you can just click on the one you want (don't forget continuity in cases like Mikasa who can have a manga/anime/Lost Girls appearance). If a character name doesn't auto-populate they either are very new or you spelled it wrong.
Event pages like the Battle of Liberio are written a little differently from regular wiki pages. Unlike the Story sections of other pages, they're written in past tense and they're intended to be a high level overview of the event and the movements of the people involved.
I noticed you wove in and out of past tense, probably because you're used to using present tense on other pages, but you were subconsciously aware that the rest of the page was in past tense. This is something to be aware of, but only applies to this particular page type.
Also, just in general (because I can see myself doing this edit when I go home tonight) you've used the word "blimp" multiple times in edits so far, sometimes even changing the word "airship" to "blimp" when it appears on other pages. The official translation uses "airship" (and never "blimp") so please keep the terminology consistent with the manga.
Hi, I'd like to call your attention to a bunch of edits you've been making. I've noticed numerous instances where you have been changing [Titan]s (which is our preferred way of setting up the links) to [Titan|Titans].
I don't have the bandwidth right now to revert your changes (perhaps later tonight), but going forward, please refrain from doing that. The "s" in [Titan]s will automatically be converted into part of the link. There's no need to do the longer [Titan|Titans].
I'd also like to mention that you've been using contractions like "he's" instead of "he is", and single quotes instead of double quotes; all of which we've been fixing on spot since they don't follow the guidelines of our Manual of Style, but it seems you're not seeing our edits because you continue editing this way just after our fixes.
We appreciate your interest and effort in editing the wiki, but if these edits are not according to the guidelines we need to be fixing them and that takes much work from us. This is not the first time we ask you to read the manual (I see other posts on your wall about uploading images with bad file names and without adding file information, which you've continued doing), but I have to reiterate: please read it, pay attention to our edits on Special:WikiActivity, and make sure that your edits follow the guidelines; it'll save much trouble for everybody and prevent further issues.
Just another reminder to avoid contractions like "can't", "couldn't", "doesn't", etc. These two pages (and probably many others) have a lot of them, would you mind replacing them with the full forms ("cannot", "could not", "does not", etc) and do the same with other pages you've written?
Hey, I'd like to discuss a few things about the images you upload. First, reminder of our image policy, images need a file information you can find on the page I linked and copy/paste and fill, once again, all the instructions are there.
Before uploading images, please give them a proper name. We don't ask shakespearian sentences but, for instance, "Sasha Connie Liberio" is not good, make a short description rather than key-words. Here are a few good examples among the latest images additions:
Naming images is always tricky; I will admit that I usually get pretty lengthy when first uploading them but then I try to go back and look to see if there's a way to narrow it down so it's not a whole paragraph.
I was checking out the template for file info and licensing and I don't think I have ever seen that layout when uploading images. I was looking at a few recent image uploads by AhmedHadi1 (as well as the aforementioned 'War and Attack Titan' image I did) and I noticed the 'comment' box on mine was empty while the ones AhmedHadi1 uploaded were filled in; I imagine that's where the information goes. How or where do I go to fill that in?
Adding an image's file info can be done in two ways, one before the image is uploaded, the second is after it's uploaded:
1- After choosing the image, copypaste the file info format into the "Caption", or "Summary" field (depends whether you upload the image through Special:Images or Special:Upload) then fill the "Description", "Source" etc directly before the image is uploaded (that's how the "== Summary ==" appears in the "Comment" box later on).
2- After uploading an image with no info, click "Edit", "Source" (next to "Visual"), paste the file info format, and then click "Publish" after filling the blanks.