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The current MediaWiki release is several versions above ours. Unfortunately I tried upgrading but the version of PHP used by our host (4) isn't supported by the new MediaWikis (which require 5).--[[User:WikiSysop|WikiSysop]] 14:09, 16 April 2007 (MST)
 
The current MediaWiki release is several versions above ours. Unfortunately I tried upgrading but the version of PHP used by our host (4) isn't supported by the new MediaWikis (which require 5).--[[User:WikiSysop|WikiSysop]] 14:09, 16 April 2007 (MST)
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:First time back in a while, sorry for the very long absence. ^^;;  Anyways, since the server got upgraded and is affecting the Genvid forums, maybe it's possible to upgrade now.  Unless the sites are on two different servers, then disregard this.  --[[User:MarioKnight|MarioKnight]] 20:18, 17 April 2008 (MST)
  
 
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Revision as of 23:18, 17 April 2008

This page is for general discussion about the project. For questions about the Sailor Moon series itself, visit the Reference desk.

Old discussions on this page, which have been inactive for over a month, will be archived on a monthly basis. You can access the archives using the box below.

Community Portal Talk Archives

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To-Do List

These are the main needs of the project at the moment:

General Needs

Requests for Information

  • Anything in the musical section, especially character profiles.
  • Fandom-related articles (general fandom, not specific fanfics, etc)

Requests for Images

Articles to be Cleaned Up

Discussions

Upcoming Projects

Another language

Hello! Congrats for the project, it's way to cool have a Sailor wiki! xD Well, currently I'm translating lots os wikimoon articles to use on my website and I wondered if there's any chance to include my portuguese translations, like Wikipedia's style in many languages. Is there any possibility? =O--Sammu 1:31, 12 March 2008 (GMT)

You mean sthg like a Portuguess WikiMoon? ^^ --210 19:05, 11 March 2008 (MST)
Exacly ^^ --Sammu 4:15, 12 March 2008 (GMT)
So it's up to the owner of this site to answer your question (actually I've suggested a Japanese WikiMoon to him long ago, but that's too immature to do at the time - maybe even now lol). --210 22:46, 11 March 2008 (MST)
A japanese wikimoon might be somehow difficult to do, I dont't know...=/ Well, in 2 months I'm going to have lots of articles translated to portuguese, I was just giving the ideia =D--Sammu 06:04, 12 March 2008 (MST)

Discussion Archiving

This page and the talk page for the main page are getting pretty long and it may be time for pruning. Is there a way to archive this stuff? Do we need to?--WikiSysop 19:31, 14 August 2006 (MST)

Actually I'm gonna talk about it this morning. I'm no Wiki expert, but is it possible to make it forum-like, i.e. titles w/ the latest input at the top? 210 19:40, 14 August 2006 (MST)
Not sure what you're asking regarding making if forum-like (the only way we could make new posts appear at the top would be to tell people to always post at the top, which would probably confuse people). Regarding archiving though... this can be done very easily. We actually have an archive system in place for old featured articles/episodes. I'll need to make some adjustments to make it work here though. Do you think we should archive after a set period of time, ie once a month? dooky 16:01, 16 August 2006 (MST)
I meant if someone add msg under title X, X would be automatically moved to the top together w/ all msg under it. But I guess this isn't technically feasible, but if archiving is possible, it's also good. And yes, msg under titles inactive for a certain period of time should be archived, w/ the exception of the "sticky"-labelled ones. 210 17:33, 16 August 2006 (MST)

Once a month archiving is fine.--WikiSysop 20:45, 16 August 2006 (MST)

As you can hopefully see, the system is now in action, her and on the Main Page's discussion page. I'll eventually introduce it for the Reference Desk too, but that's not so urgent right now.

I think it's time for another archiving (haven't checked the date of the last one tho). Don't know yours, but my scroll bar has become a thin line now. ^^; --210 21:40, 15 October 2006 (MST)

Kerochan, could you do it? --210 18:30, 23 November 2006 (MST)
This will be complete in just a few minutes. --MarioKnight 19:44, 23 November 2006 (MST)
.....and it's done. @_@ --MarioKnight 20:03, 23 November 2006 (MST)
Seems like it's a bit more tricky than it seems. ^^; Anyway, thx! ^^ --210 05:32, 24 November 2006 (MST)

The Main Page

Uh hey, has anyone noticed how the featured articles haven't changed sisce June. Don't mean to be rude or anything but don't you think now would be the time to change. I dunno, maybe it's ANNUAL or something but it's really time for a change!

It's dooky's job and he's been busy. I don't know how it works but if one of the other sysops cares to figure it out they are welcome to change it. The featured articles on the front page are just a highlight of one or two articles so it doesn't matter much. At least, I don't think people are coming to wikimoon for the front page.--WikiSysop 05:09, 27 October 2006 (MST)
Yeah, but it would be nice to see a refresh once in a while. ^_^ Hopefully, someone can take care of it soon then. What's a sysops?--Sakky 05:25, 27 October 2006 (MST)
Mr Sysops is a Vulcan (an E.T. humanoid w/ pointed ears & obsessed w/ logic) like Mr Spock in Star Trek... Ok, it stands for "System Operators", i.e. admins. lol --210 05:53, 27 October 2006 (MST)
Oh, okay, haha. ^^;; --Sakky 06:01, 27 October 2006 (MST)
If y'all have an article in mine you want to see for it, then go ahead and suggest and discuss it here, and I'll get it changed up if dooky's still busy. --MarioKnight 01:10, 28 October 2006 (MST)
I'd like to nominate either Sailor Moon in North America or Otaku senshi for the featured article and as we've had several anime episodes I'd like to nomiate Act 7 - He Saw Me Transforming! for featured article (although I'd prefer to nominate Casablanca Memory but it hasn't been written yet and Act 17 - Minako Transforms in Front of Rei's Eyes which I've always been fond of doesn't have a picture yet). --GracieLizzie 10:00, 28 October 2006 (MST)

Btw, if anyone wants to prepare the code/graphics for an update, I'll just upload it and that'd be that.--WikiSysop 06:04, 9 November 2006 (MST)

Would this be just like writing the article... but different? I am not sure how this is done otherwise I would gladly help  :D--Sakky 17:42, 11 November 2006 (MST)
You may look at the source code of the current main page to know how to do the required formats, etc., if you're interested. --210 18:50, 11 November 2006 (MST)

Kero is our first new sysop since almost the start of WikiMoon. (Others include GraceLizzie and MarioKnight.) She's contributed numerous PGSM synopses that she's written herself for the project, and is one of our most active members. She's going to take over a lot of the small tasks like locking the "Today in Sailor Moon" stuff, changing the front page, etc.--WikiSysop 12:28, 16 November 2006 (MST)

Congrats Kerochan! But where's Dooky? --210 18:37, 16 November 2006 (MST)


Any suggestions for next month's featured article? Kerochan no Miko 23:33, 22 November 2006 (MST)

Trivia policy

I want to bring this up because trivia is being so attacked by deletionist-types over at Wikipedia. I want to know what we think of Trivia sections in articles. Personally I am (mostly) in support of them if they are correct and use references when required. I think the attitude many Wikipedian's take is depressing as I find trivia sections to be interesting and are often my favourite parts of articles (especially the Doctor Who serial/episode articles. Of course trivia can get out of hand when really, really, really, trivial notes are added however I think with proper managing trivia sections can be a joy to read. What are others opinions on this? --GracieLizzie 05:06, 9 November 2006 (MST)

This is a good question. I've been thinking we need to develop a policy on this. Trivia can be very fun and interesting, and we shouldn't get rid of them, but we should be selective in what gets put up. I think we need to go on a case-by-case basis.
For the most part, my biggest gripe, which I've sounded off about before, is that sometimes trivia becomes "Here is something I thought of while watching." That's not really trivia. Alternatively, it becomes nitpick central.
Really good trivia usually breaks the fourth wall; Mitsuishi Kotono was out for a cold and so Araki Kae took over during episodes 44-51. Stuff like that, production related. Or it involves what's particularly notable about an episode. First appearance of this or last appearance of that.--WikiSysop 06:09, 9 November 2006 (MST)
I think trivia notes (discounting the false ones) fall into a spectrum: on one end there're really big, even surprising "secrets" that no one seems to know beforehand; on the other end there're really minimal notes that no one seems to care & are prone to be discarded by others. A majority falls in-between, of course. BTW, there's an interesting book about the trivia culture & its maniacs, Brainiac by Ken Jennings. --210 19:24, 9 November 2006 (MST)

Live Action Attack

Should Cresent Beam be mentioned in live action on Sailor Venus's page. She used it once in the live action series without words. Delenn7 16:58, 9 November 2006 (MST)

I've added it but I've listed it as an unnamed attack and mentioned it's resemblance to Crescent Beam. --GracieLizzie 17:24, 9 November 2006 (MST)
I've also added another one into Sailor Jupiter's page. --210 18:41, 9 November 2006 (MST)

About The senshi's Proflies

Should things like the senshis birthstones and hobbies be added in their profiles? Delenn7 19:57, 9 November 2006 (MST)

If you meant adding new fields into their character info tables, I'd say no, since it'd make the tables too unwieldy, but I think it's ok to mention such info in their trivia sections or dedicated sections for it. --210 03:36, 10 November 2006 (MST)
Their hobbies are already mentioned in at least some of the articles, amongst their personal info. If anyone really cares about their birthstones or blood types, I suppose those could be added as well. Kerochan no Miko 11:10, 10 November 2006 (MST)

Page Editing

I would just like to remind everyone about the existence of the "preview" button - when an article is edited and then re-edited several times in a row, it can create edit conflicts when someone else tries to edit it. I hate messing up someone else's work as much as I hate losing what I've been working on, so I encourage everyone to please preview and then save in order to keep re-edits to a minimum. Kerochan no Miko 22:25, 12 November 2006 (MST)

Sailor Moon's Last Manga Attack

Should these two attacks be added in Sailor Moon's info: Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power -- Eternal Sailor Moon's power used in Volume 18, Act 52 which causes the sailor crystals from inside the Galaxy Cauldron to fly out in all directions at Chaos until it breaks apart. Sonic Scream Sailor Moon begins to scream. Her odangos begin to glow and a blast of energy comes forth creating a powerful scream that shatters everything. She used this the fist 3 acts in the manga, she also used the sonic scream in the first episode, she did it with Chibimoon in episode 153 A Dentist of Terror? PallaPalla's House. ChibiMoon also did a Sonic scream in Chibi-Usa's Picture Diary in manga volume 15. 24.87.71.166 01:35, 16 November 2006 (MST)

You copied and pasted that from the oracle. This is just on a talk page so it's not something we would block a person for, but you are a previously banned user. We've asked you politely before to stop posting here, but we can ask rudely as well. So stop it. Furthermore, stop creating alternative screennames like Delenn7, we know those as well. Turn around and walk away.--WikiSysop 12:06, 16 November 2006 (MST)
This should probably be discussed on the Sailor Moon talk page, but I think any powers that she uses should be included in her page. However, 'Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power' does not cause all the crystals to do that. Something called the Lambda Power, though we don't get a lot of information about it. I am not even clear if that is Sailor Moon's power or not, but the way I understand it - the Lambda Power is the power of the Cauldron to regenerate itself. Sailor Moon might have just helped ignite it. The Sonic Scream should be included, though is that the MIXX name for it?--Sakky 07:09, 16 November 2006 (MST)
On the Sailor Chibi Moon page I called the scream thing "Supersonic Waves". Also, from looking at the manga translations, Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power was used to attack Chaos, but the Lambda Power was what caused the rebirth. Kerochan no Miko 11:53, 16 November 2006 (MST)
Was Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power used at any other time?--Sakky 15:57, 16 November 2006 (MST)
Not that I've seen...it appears to have only appeared the one time, so it's fairly hard to say what it actually is meant to do. --Kerochan no Miko 16:19, 16 November 2006 (MST)

Style Guide

I would really like to have some kind of style guide for the site, just for consistency - that way we know what needs italics and what doesn't, what should be capitalized and what shouldn't, what spellings we're using for things, stuff like that. Anyone else...? Kerochan no Miko 18:00, 23 November 2006 (MST)

Me too. --210 18:27, 23 November 2006 (MST)
Yes definitely. --GracieLizzie 11:43, 3 December 2006 (MST)
Okay, a couple comments...
Dates: I like either December 6, 2006 or 6 December 2006 (we need to pick one for consistency, but these are the ones I like)
Italics: titles of books and CDs should be italicized; titles of songs, episodes, seasons, myus, should not. I think maybe "Sailor Moon" when used as the entire metaseries should be italicized, to differentiate it from the other uses of the term.
Kerochan no Miko 13:49, 6 December 2006 (MST)
[Re: Dates] I like the 1st one.
[Re: Italics] No objection.
--210 17:20, 6 December 2006 (MST)
Also, magazines shouldn't be italicized. And section headings should be treated as titles when it comes to capitalization (first and last word capitalized; articles, short prepositions, conjunctions, infinitive "to" in lower case, etc). Kerochan no Miko 17:39, 6 December 2006 (MST)
How about using quotation marks for mags instead? As for section headings, I'd like the rule to be also applicable to romaji ones if any. --210 17:50, 6 December 2006 (MST)
Oh, I was wrong - magazine titles should get italics, according to my style guide, and I tend to agree with it. And agreed on romaji titles, though I'm not quite so good with capitalization of those so I'll probably need corrections. :P And should it be "romaji" or "romanji"? I've seen both on the site. Kerochan no Miko 21:24, 6 December 2006 (MST)

^ I also think italics is better than quotation marks or other means for denoting mag titles. And it should be "romaji". "Romanji" could mean "romantic words" if there's such a term at all. lol --210 23:28, 6 December 2006 (MST)

Also read my comment at Template talk:EpisodeBox (currently the last one). --210 23:48, 6 December 2006 (MST)

Due to yet another (significant) Wiki design bug/shortcoming, the mere editing of the templates for the romaji thing is insufficient - you've still gotta edit each article, otherwise the original contents in the romaji slot won't show. (When you open the edit page of the article, it still shows "romanji" even when the template has already been edited, & the original contents of the slot only show in such edit page after the template has been edited.) This is because the old template has already been "loaded" into the articles, & the Wiki S/W can't make all the necessary adjustments throughout the site after the template has been edited. But now I've got a solution, & I'll confirm here if it works. --210 18:28, 7 December 2006 (MST)
It works. Lesson learnt: if you wanna change the slot titles in templates, don't change the ones w/i the {} brackets (& those in the articles' edit pages as well). It doesn't matter since those unchanged slot titles won't show up in the articles. So let's keep some of the romance! lol --210 19:12, 7 December 2006 (MST)
I think it's possible to edit multiple pages at once...I just don't know how. --Kerochan no Miko 20:49, 7 December 2006 (MST)
Actually I've asked about "global editing" before when I saw Dooky edited each & every page for the same thing, but he so far didn't answered & I don't know whether he's already checked the availability of such facility. --210 04:19, 8 December 2006 (MST)

Re: capitalizing "episode" or "act" - the manga chapters and PGSM episodes always had "Act," so I think I've mostly been capitalizing it, but the word "episode" never appeared in the titles of the episodes themselves, so they've been lower-case. Anyone have thoughts? Kerochan no Miko 18:21, 4 July 2007 (MST)

Lately I changed the "Act X" of the manga into "act X" just because I've observed that in other articles, when there's "[[Stars X|act X]]", "act X" is used. I presume that this is because, using your words, the word "act" never appeared in the titles of the acts themselves. But of course I'm no manga expert, so if this isn't the actual case, I'll change it back. --210 18:40, 4 July 2007 (MST)
The title page of each manga chapter actually had "Act X," so I think I'd prefer to have it that way. I suspect I was somewhat inconsistent on this in the past, but I think I like having it capitalized for manga acts and PGSM episodes. Kerochan no Miko 19:18, 4 July 2007 (MST)
Ok. --210 20:35, 4 July 2007 (MST)

Transformation Navigation

Does anyone else think it might be a good idea to put a navigation template similar to the Episode navigation template on things like transformations and transformation items? --GracieLizzie 11:43, 3 December 2006 (MST)

Some kind of navigation template would be nice for transformations and attacks, but I don't know if it should look like the episode template... Kerochan no Miko 12:01, 3 December 2006 (MST)
Try making one then, Gracie, so we could make suggestion of any changes regarding its form & shape. --210 17:52, 3 December 2006 (MST)

System Response Times

I've experienced lengthy response times more often lately - is it related to the Taiwan quake (which is seriously hampering my access to Japanese sites because the resultant rerouting leads to traffic jam - hence you can see me here more often recently)? (Tho I guess the WikiMoon server is in the States.) --210 23:10, 28 December 2006 (MST)

I haven't been having any unusual problems lately. Kerochan no Miko 23:18, 28 December 2006 (MST)
At this moment the system response is normal to me. Not knowing about the global communication network architecture, I've no idea (I can still access a few Japanese sites efficiently - their servers not in Japan? Clever/privileged rerouting?), & I don't know the exact damage situation of the Pacific cable trunks. --210 23:43, 28 December 2006 (MST)

Nice wiki!

Frankly, I was quite surprised to find such a detailed Sailor Moon wiki "out there in the wilderness", so to speak, mentioned in neither Wikimedia nor Wikia's interwiki map, although I have just asked Wikia to add WikiMoon to their interwiki map. Nice work!

I'm a newcomer here, so here are a few questions about this wiki's operation:

  • Why did you choose a CC-NC license, which is GFDL-incompatible, while both Wikimedia and Wikia use the GFDL for their projects?
  • Why is uploading disabled?
  • Would you be interested in being hosted by Wikia if they made such a proposal?

(Disclaimer: I'm not an official spokesperson and I'm not affiliated with Wikia in any way other then actively contributing to some of their wikis.) - Sikon 07:59, 1 January 2007 (MST)

Hi,
Thanks for the comments. Regarding the license, CC-NC fits the limited editorial control we seek.
Uploading is disabled due to server permission issues.
As for Wikia, probably not unless we ran into a real crunch with bandwidth.--WikiSysop 09:46, 1 January 2007 (MST)

WikiMoon Web

I figure it's about time we got started on the WW project already. Let's come up with the framework and rules. My one stipulation is that there's going to be a page called "Editor's Choice" which will have a recommended list of top sites in this or that field as decided by the SysOps and some of the regulars from these last 8 months. I don't want to leave that page open to the general public since it can get bitter. Apart from the Editor's Choice selection, the way WikiMoon Web would be setup is up to you guys.--WikiSysop 08:43, 12 January 2007 (MST)

Oddly enough, I was thinking about that this morning, too. Should we make a WW front page similar to the main WikiMoon front page, to make sure it's obvious it's a separate section? Kerochan no Miko 12:27, 12 January 2007 (MST)
That's a good idea. Just make sure that the 2 are interlinked in their respective front pages for users'/viewers' convenience. --210 17:26, 12 January 2007 (MST)
Yeah let's completely separate them. Different namespace, different front page.--WikiSysop 21:51, 12 January 2007 (MST)
And if I knew how to make it in different namespace, I'd be all for doing it. :P Kerochan no Miko 22:44, 12 January 2007 (MST)

Sailor Moon Music

I've had a problem in loading this page since yesterday (loading stops halfway w/ a source code showing in the last line loaded). Anyone or is it just me? --210 18:59, 21 January 2007 (MST)

As usual, it's just you. Kerochan no Miko 19:19, 21 January 2007 (MST)
When I was attempting to open this page yesterday (after I finished editing it), there seemed to be some interruption in my wifi connection, & I've not been able to completely load it since then (even the edit button, navigation at the left, etc. don't show). Oh well. *shrug* --210 19:31, 21 January 2007 (MST)
Well, have you cleared your cache? It loads immediately for me, no problems. Kerochan no Miko 19:41, 21 January 2007 (MST)
Thx. Yeah, I'm also suspecting that my tablet kinda "remembers" the page's state at the point of the interruption. --210 20:32, 21 January 2007 (MST)
It's ok now. Thx again. --210 20:50, 21 January 2007 (MST)

Speaking of the music page, is there a standard template for the lyrics? I've seen a couple of different headings and orders:
Eg 1) Japanese, Romanized, English Translation
Eg 2) Romanized Japanese, English, Original Japanese

I've added lyrics to a few songs using eg 1. That was the first format I saw (Moonlight Densetsu) so I thought that was the standard template. Then I saw Otome no Policy and the format was eg 2 (I've since changed the format to eg 1). It would be nice to have a standard set of headings, like using "Japanese" instead of "Original Japanese", and a fixed order, ie, Japanese first and the English translation last. What do you think?

Btw, all of the lyrics I've seen (excluding those I added) seem to be copied and pasted directly from sailormusic.net --Secretss 19:56, 15 April 2007 (SGT)

There isn't an official policy regarding formatting, but I believe the standard has evolved to be "Japanese," then "Romanized," then "English Translation." Kerochan no Miko 05:02, 15 April 2007 (MST)
Yeah, this is the current latest standard evolved just recently. I suggest using Moonlight Densetsu as the model, since I've updated its format everytime a new format standard has been evolved in other song articles. --210 06:48, 15 April 2007 (MST)
By the way to the "by the way", is an article on Sailormusic.net needed, and is it okay to link to them in "External links" sections? - Sikon 05:04, 15 April 2007 (MST)
No. Wait for WikiMoon Web. Kerochan no Miko 05:09, 15 April 2007 (MST)
What's WikiMoon Web? - Sikon 05:11, 15 April 2007 (MST)
Currently, it's this. It will be a section devoted to websites, once it gets done. In the meantime, we're not creating any articles about websites or linking to them for any reason other than as references. Kerochan no Miko 05:18, 15 April 2007 (MST)


Part 1: I refer to these pages
Sailor Moon Music Collection
Ai wa Doko ni Aru no?
In Another Dream
Under tracklisting, are artist names supposed to be placed at the end of the song titles? I've noticed some songs have artist names attached to them while others don't. Is it only groups like DALI, Apple Pie, and Peach Hips that make it onto the tracklist, while individual singers like Kotono Mitsuishi don't? However, for Sailor Moon Music Collection, individual singer Misae Takamatsu was listed next to her song. For Ai wa Doko ni Aru no?, her name was missing next to the same song. If all singers, group and individual alike, are going to be listed next to their respective songs on the tracklist, then there's the issue with songs sang by more than one person who don't have a group name, like Tsukini Kawatte Oshioki yo. The song is sung by 3 singers but they are not a band or a group, so all 3 names will have to be listed on the tracklist which will be a bit messy. However, if you look at In Another Dream, track 14 and 15 have both singers listed next to the songs on the tracklist. Should we:
1. Remove all names from the tracklist, since the individual song pages have the information already.
2. List only group names (like Peach Hips) on the tracklist
3. List only group and individual artist names on the tracklist
4. List everything, group names and all artist names, on the tracklist
5. Other suggestions

Part 2: I refer to these pages
Sailor Moon Music Collection
Sailor Moon R Music Collection
Most of the BGM in the music albums have Japanese names. Do we include the translations in the tracklist like in Sailor Moon Music Collection (that might be a bit messy especially when some songs are quite long and wordy)? On the Sailor Moon R Music Collection page, translations were not provided. Since BGM do not have individual pages of their own as they don't have singers or lyrics, if translations are not provided on the tracklisting page, people won't know what the titles mean. Should we:
A. Just chuck the translation in brackets at the end of the Japanese song titles, regardless of how ugly it would look if the original title/translated title is long
B. Have another subheading below the tracklisting for the translated titles (only applicable to albums containing BGM)
C. Have no translations at all and let visitors/fans find the information somewhere else
D. Other suggestions

What do you guys think? -- Secretss 17:13, 26 April 2007 (MST)

Part 1: Ah, you caught the thing I've been trying to figure out for the last little while. ^_^: My thought is that I really don't like having the artist after the song, because it makes it look rather cluttered. So unless it's a special/specific version of the song (like Moonlight Densetsu by Moon Lips, as opposed to the one by DALI) I don't want to have them listed after at all.
Part 2: I still think having the translations there looks a little cluttered (see above objection) but since there's no article to provide them I personally have no problem with putting them on the tracklisting. We may want to put the translations in italics or on the next line (or a combination) or something to make them more distinct from the rest of the words on the page. Kerochan no Miko 17:29, 26 April 2007 (MST)
I agree about not listing artist names on the tracklist unless the song has different versions. I think the information's not really necessary on the tracklisting page anyway. Shall I wait for more votes before I start mass-editing?
I've edited Sailor Moon Music Collection to italise the translations and remove the individual artist name for Heart Moving. Does it look better? I personally don't really like the idea of putting the translated title on the next line below the Japanese title as that would kinda mess up the neat numbering of the tracks (meaning there would be vertical spacing between the numbers), coz not all tracks on the albums are BGM with Japanese titles needing translation. I tried putting the translation below the tracklist in a subheading titled Translated Titles, with the translated titles in their track order. It looked funny to me though, so I didn't use that. =\ Maybe someone can try something else with much more aesthetic appeal. --Secretss 18:20, 26 April 2007 (MST)
The current version looks fine to me. Kerochan no Miko 18:29, 26 April 2007 (MST)
Same here, tho I've made some minor format edits to comply w/ current conventions. --210 18:38, 26 April 2007 (MST)

Site upgrades

The current MediaWiki release is several versions above ours. Unfortunately I tried upgrading but the version of PHP used by our host (4) isn't supported by the new MediaWikis (which require 5).--WikiSysop 14:09, 16 April 2007 (MST)

First time back in a while, sorry for the very long absence. ^^;; Anyways, since the server got upgraded and is affecting the Genvid forums, maybe it's possible to upgrade now. Unless the sites are on two different servers, then disregard this. --MarioKnight 20:18, 17 April 2008 (MST)

Anime episode summaries

Are there two separate sets of episode summaries, original japanese summaries and NA dubbed summaries? There is a summary for the NA dub episode Day of Destiny, and a page for the equivalent original episode 46 exists as well, albeit the summary isn't up yet. That led me to think that there are two separate categories of episode summaries, until I went to the category pages for the anime episodes and couldn't find any subcategories separating the original and the dub. For the first anime episode, the summary for the NA dub A Moon Star is Born redirects to the summary page for the original episode. So now I'm confused. Is it that redirection only occurs from dub summaries to original summaries when the dub summary doesn't exist yet? And when the dub summary is added, it has its own page while its equivalent original episode page still stays? Then shouldn't two subcategories, "original Japanese" and "NA dub", be added to "Category:Anime episodes"? --Secretss 17:44, 26 April 2007 (MST)

No, there is generally only one episode summary, and that of the original episode. Differences between that and the dubbed version are noted in the Trivia section (as described in the style guidelines). The only reason Day of Destiny has its own page is because it was so drastically changed from the original two episodes. Kerochan no Miko 18:17, 26 April 2007 (MST)
Whoa, that's a relief! Thanks! =) I was getting kind of confused.. =X --Secretss 18:26, 26 April 2007 (MST)

Opening/Ending Sequences

Re: recent edits to such song articles as Otome no Policy, Heart Moving, Princess Moon, and Tuxedo Mirage - do we really want to include descriptions of the animated sequences that went along with those songs in the anime? I'm not entirely sure they fit in with the song articles, and yet I don't know where else they would go, and if they're even necessary to begin with. There's also the fact that some sequences changed during the season, and if we had such a section, the one in Moonlight Densetsu would be massively huge... Kerochan no Miko 02:14, 6 May 2007 (MST)

While I've edited these edits, personally I don't think they fit in very well w/ the song articles. And I've no opinion on whether they're necessary. --210 02:25, 6 May 2007 (MST)
Hmm... if we're going to have theese, then I'd suggest articles with names such as "Sailor Moon S Opening" and so on. With some screenshots to go along with the descriptions, they might actually make fun articles. Regarding the changes made to the sequences, if we seperated them as I'm suggesting, they wouldn't be so swamped with information.
You know, the more I think about it, the more I kind of like this idea. The credit sequences are often subjects for discussion amongst fans, and the Nakayoshi guides always had a few pages illustrating them. If we have articles for the songs, why not the visuals too? They won't be the mosr crucial articles here, but they wouldn't do any harm either. dooky 02:30, 6 May 2007 (MST)
That's not a bad idea, dooky. It'd be kind of like the article on the eyecatches. Kerochan no Miko 02:32, 6 May 2007 (MST)
I've forgotten the Eyecatch article! So now it's logical to have such articles here. --210 02:42, 6 May 2007 (MST)

Formatting for Music

I'm a little confused over the formatting for the music pages. Can someone please confirm with me? This is what I've gathered so far:

1) In the tracklisting page:
All album titles are in bold and italised. If the titles are Japanese, (kanji; "translated album title") is placed next to the romaji title in brackets, without formatting, and english translation in quotation marks. Example
The tracks are in romaji, not formatted, and with ("translated titles") in brackets, quoted, and italised next to each track. Example

2) In the individual song page:
Track titles are in bold and italised, with ("Translated title") in brackets, quoted, and without formatting.Example

3) In any other location:
Album titles are ??? I'm not sure about this. In the Moonlight Densetsu page, Aya Hisakawa's album is italised and that's all I know. Will that be the standard format for album titles?
"Song titles" are quoted and not formatted.

Is a format guide on this already agreed upon and up somewhere on this wiki? --Secretss 18:52, 6 May 2007 (MST)

No, there is no format guide for music pages as yet. All article titles are bolded and italicized, so that would be the album title for CDs, song titles for songs, &c. What you're talking about with providing kanji and translations is standard for all articles on the site. I think at least some of your questions are answered in the style guidelines, though, if you'd care to take a look at that. Kerochan no Miko 19:04, 6 May 2007 (MST)

Dub Actors in Infoboxes

I noticed that the Mexican dub actors have been added to the infoboxes in character articles - I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, for the same reason that we don't put myu actors in the infoboxes. After all, if we added every single actor who ever played that character in any of the dubs that would get massively huge, and we also haven't created individual articles for any of the voice actors for the other foreign-language dubs. But along with this, should we even include the English dub actors? Where do we draw the line? Kerochan no Miko 12:49, 9 May 2007 (MST)

I suggest putting all dub actor info into a dedicated section, as per the Myu sections, & delete such info from the infoboxes. --210 18:25, 9 May 2007 (MST)
My own inclination here is to keep English dub actors, but move all others to dedicated articles. My reasoning here is simply that this is an English-language encyclopaedia, and the vast majority of visitors will be familiar, at least in passing, with the English dub. It seems a little unfair since somebody's gone to the trouble of adding the Mexican actors to those articles, but I would strongly recommend limiting the "actors" section of the infobox to anime, live action and North American dub. dooky 01:38, 10 May 2007 (MST)
Also, it seems like a lot (if not most/all) of the dubs are drawing inspiration for names &c from the English dub, so it does kind of make sense to have an emphasis on that. I have to agree with dooky here - I honestly don't see a need to make dedicated articles for every single voice actor who ever played a Sailor Moon character in any country in the world. Kerochan no Miko 01:49, 10 May 2007 (MST)
Then I suggest adding this (including the rationales) to the policy pages once it's decided to do so. I'd also like to hear SSMaker's view about it - SSMaker, would you pls? ^^ --210 03:37, 10 May 2007 (MST)

Well, I think is OK to include foreing dub actors cuz Sailor Moon is not only about the Northamerican actors, I think we should include other actors for that people from other countries feel pleased that the actor of their countries are includes, (I personally love Paty Acevedo voice for Sailor Moon) (This unsigned comment was left by SSMaker)

I personally don't think "it would make people from other countries happy" really counters the reasons against that were stated above. Kerochan no Miko 17:18, 10 May 2007 (MST)
I think it's welcome to have info of foreign dub actors here. The point is that if everyone in the world put such info into the infoboxes, the infoboxes will become unwieldy, so they've to be put elsewhere. I've suggested a dedicated section within the article for it - what's your suggestion? --210 17:47, 10 May 2007 (MST)

Happy Anniversary, WikiMoon!

Project WikiMoon is one year old today - in that time, we have created 2,449 articles in 143 categories, and 402 users have created accounts. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in the last year!

I am also pleased to announce that WikiMoon Web is now open, so users can read over the rules and then go ahead and start adding links. I'm sure new things will be worked out as we get going, as well. Have fun, and let's look forward to another year! Kerochan no Miko 19:46, 13 May 2007 (MST)

Happy Birthday! ^^ --210 21:14, 13 May 2007 (MST)

Site statistics pages says we're now at over 2 million hits on the wiki. The database is 261 megs.--WikiSysop 00:39, 2 August 2007 (MST)

Sailor Moon in Other Countries

After the most recent question brought up in the Sailor Moon in Mexico talk page, I started to wonder - just how extensive do we intend the "Sailor Moon in Country X" articles to be? I mean, if we get into too much detail, they might start to become a sub-wiki in and of themselves, but I don't want to just start randomly excluding information because we're trying to document a vast scope of information here. Kerochan no Miko 03:57, 26 May 2007 (MST)

Well, "how much is too much" isn't easy to define precisely, & is subject to different persons' views. The current state is that: some "Sailor Moon in Country X" articles are way more detailed than the others, & I think the currently most detailed ones are ok. Whether the latest proposed addition of info in the Sailor Moon in Mexico talk page will really "get out of hand" depends on how it's executed. In any case, the standard for this, or whether we should've a standard for this, should be built upon consensus among the international users here, basing on the existing state of the related articles. --210 04:37, 26 May 2007 (MST)
I disagree that the standard should only be built upon consensus by the international users, and I don't think there's much commonality in the existing articles with which to base a standard. Which is why I brought it up. Kerochan no Miko 13:25, 26 May 2007 (MST)
I said that it "should be built upon consensus among the international users," not that it should only be built upon such consensus - chances are that such consensus couldn't be attained. I was just stating the ideal outcome we should strive for as far as possible - that's why we're discussing this issue here. As I've already said in my last comment, the existing articles are very different. When I said basing on their existing state, I meant basing on their current contents, i.e. a more concrete thing to discuss w/, not on their commonality, which they've little. --210 18:35, 26 May 2007 (MST)
Difficult to compress, so can I include enemies attacks? SSMaker 17:21, 26 May 2007 (MST)
That's what we're discussing right now. Kerochan no Miko 17:01, 26 May 2007 (MST)
How will you go about it, i.e. in what ways (formats, contents, etc.) they'll be added into the article? --210 18:35, 26 May 2007 (MST)
For the sake of examples, an episode-by-episode list of translation goofs would be rather over the top, I think (if not, I do have one) as would numerous separate articles for VAs or stuff ("Beni Weber did the voice of Umino in the German dub of the first season..."). Perhaps one limit could be to disallow sub-articles and have a general policy of "one country = one article"? There are a few such articles already, and some exceptions should be allowed (the Super Moonies certainly warrant an article of their own, for example), but it should at least make it easier to keep track of the amounts of information. --Rosen 06:42, 28 May 2007 (MST)
No sub-articles was kind of what I was thinking as well, Rosen, but if we shove too much stuff into one article it'll get huge and unwieldy and hard to find the information on it. That's my biggest concern, is that we have a massively long article with tons of tables of attacks and name changes and whatnot. Kerochan no Miko 14:41, 28 May 2007 (MST)
Relevance is a fuzzy thing... I don't think long articles are a problem per se, but of course the longer they get the bigger the need of logical structuring. Villain attacks seem relevant to me (it's at least my impression that a section of SM fandom is fairly interested in such things) - on the other hand, I also use to read long lists of other dubs' episode titles. ^_^ --Rosen 04:05, 30 May 2007 (MST)
Your opinions, SSMaker? Don't just ask if you can do it - as a writer/creator of a "Sailor Moon in Country X" article, you're most welcome & qualified to participate in this discussion & influence its outcome! ^^ --210 04:28, 30 May 2007 (MST)

Sailor Moon Toys/Bootlegs/Merchandise

Hey I'm Calliz11 and I have been in love with WikiMoon for ages and I recently noticed there is no information on specific toys, merchandise etc and I think its kinda useful to people especially collectors. I created a 1st toy article on the bootleg toys Sailor Sweetie (cos i luv em lol) and so tell me what you think on the whole toy info thing.

Thanx xoxoxoxoxoxo
I'm personally not really sure how articles on toys would work - I mean, creating a separate article for every single toy weapon, figure, and nailpolish would be completely insane. Maybe an article on legit merchandise, noting its existence and the various types &c, and an article on bootlegs? Kerochan no Miko 01:29, 20 November 2007 (MST)
Concerning your article, we've had a brief discussion here. Pls feel free to join in it if you've got any opinions about it. ^^ --210 05:41, 20 November 2007 (MST)

Super/Star Sailor

I keep seeing people using the titles of "Super Sailor [whatever]" and "Sailor Star [whatever]" to refer to a particular Senshi's upgraded forms - but I have yet to find a single canon source that supports "Super Sailor" being used for anyone other than Moon or Chibi Moon, and none whatsoever that use "Sailor Star" anything. Can anyone prove that they should be used, or do I need to remove all those references on the site? Kerochan no Miko 11:55, 10 January 2008 (MST)

Okay, it seems that some of the Bandai toys used the "Super Sailor" title - we're using their toy names for some of the items, so I suppose that's official enough for that title to be used on the site to refer to that Senshi form. Kerochan no Miko 17:11, 13 January 2008 (MST)

Epsiode Numbers

YTV fixed up the numbers for the official dubbing numbers between Sailor Moon R and Sailor Moon S. Episodes 83-89 don't exist in English and the numbers between the original and the dub are aligned. Anime No Kyouran 04:56, 2 March 2008 (MST)

What do you mean? The episodes are numbered in the order they go (first episode, second episode, etc), so there has to be an eighty-third through eighty-ninth episode. Kerochan no Miko 08:45, 2 March 2008 (MST)
I mean, when the episodes were first broadcast, the official numbers were brought to match those of the Japanese anime. I see your point, but the official numbering of the dub was equal to that of the original after episode 82. Due to episodes being cut or merged, seven episodes are not there, right? Like, they weren't in the dub. When YTV edited the numbers to match the Japanese version, numbers 83-89 were ignored and it went straight to number 90. Anime No Kyouran 01:56, 3 March 2008 (MST)
I'm not sure why you're referring it as the "official" numbering of the dub. It may be how YTV numbered the episodes, but that doesn't make it the ultimate "official" numbering. And it's not like we're going to change the episode numbers on the articles or anything, because they're numbered in order there. Kerochan no Miko 09:31, 3 March 2008 (MST)

Holy Grail, etc

Okay. As far as I can understand, the object known as the Holy Grail was referred to as the "seihai" in both anime and manga (I certainly don't recall them using a different name for it the last time I watched S). However, the box for the toy version apparently called it the "Rainbow Moon Cálice." And the upgraded form that Usagi used to transform into Eternal Sailor Moon was the "Holy Moon Chalice" (or Cálice). Now. I suggest that we keep the Holy Grail article as it is, but add a note about the toy being called the Rainbow Moon Cálice (and have that name redirect to that article), and possibly rename the Holy Moon Chalice article to "Holy Moon Cálice," since I don't see a reason not to. Anyone else have any feedback on this? Kerochan no Miko 08:19, 13 March 2008 (MST)

That all sounds good to me. Like I've said, we have no reason to change Holy Grail, but adding a note sounds fair. Redirect sounds right. Accuracy is neato and everything.--Sailor Biccy 13:23, 13 March 2008 (MST)
Ditto. --210 21:41, 13 March 2008 (MST)