Good to hear your interest in contributing more to the wiki. Currently, there's no openings for admin position, but I assure you that as a registered user you can still submit contributions to the wiki.
As Herald said, Carto, there are plenty of ways in which you can contribute to the wiki as a registered user and there are a lot of things still to be done here. If you need any advice, feel free to ask.
I've observed some of your earlier edits which were aimed at dealing with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. There are quite a number of grammatical errors scattered across the wiki which need adjusting, however there have also been a fair number of cases (including ones earlier today) where people have attempted to rectify grammatical errors (or what they thought were errors) but ended up either switching existing errors for different ones and introducing new errors where there weren't any before. Please be mindful of this and careful when doing grammatical tweaks.
In his twitter the Railgun manga editor mentioned the initial idea of for this arc was that it would be multiple stories with Academy City as the "main character", and compares it to the first part of JoJo Part 4.
Or that's what I got from a machine translation. Can someone get a proper translation of this? js_06
Inept, there are differences in the translations on Chapter 83. In the Js06 translation, Kakine said that he will take care of Yumiya Rakko, but in the Seven Seas version, he told Gokusai Kaibi to do it (probably for the replacement sniper and not killing Rakko). I will wait for u/RazorHead for some thoughts on this translation difference, if he does notice this.
Edit: Crunchyroll uses the Seven Seas translation.
Basically, he interprets as Kakine tasking Gokusai to prepare for the spare sniper since Rakko left SCHOOL. So its a mistranslation on Js06's part and yeah, translating JP to EN is hard as it had multiple meanings.
True, but yeah as I said Japanese had multiple meanings.
Js06 might mistaken makaseru as makasero, that's why he screwed up a bit on that part. And I think Kakine does not care on Rakko anymore since they have a spare one already, that's why he tasks Gokusai to prepare for the replacement sniper. And voila, ITEM did kill Rakko offscreen. Just my thoughts.
As previously mentioned, I'm looking for volunteers who would be willing to help the wiki's core contributors by carrying out certain set tasks on our behalf in a coordinated joint effort, in order to aid general progress in the wiki-wide overhaul and dealing with the immense workload.
This is something I've been considering as a possibility for a while, given overall circumstances and workload, though I've been uncertain as to how would be best to go about it (with a series of polls being made several months ago to gauge inclinations. Specifics are still being worked on.
If you would be willing to potentially help out, please indicate your interest by replying to either the message wall thread, the blog post or the forum (Discuss) thread (Note: I was a bit uncertain as to which option would be best for this purpose, so I decided to use all three this time)
There are quite a few other pages which have been protected more than twice. The reasons for this one include:
The duration of the first protection was set too low.
Much of the article is in need of a major overhaul, particularly the Background and Chronology, which are riddled with errors, both grammatical and otherwise, and need to be revised and refined. The protection is in place so that the problem is not compounded further while the overhaul preparations are in progress - one of many tasks at hand from the immense workload.
Given the overall circumstances and the mess that needs to be cleaned up across the wiki alongside the rest of the workload, it is not too much. While the exact time frame is not certain, a couple of weeks is insufficient to fix the problems. The protection must be maintained until the necessary work is carried out at the necessary points and must not lapse before then. The problems must not be compounded further than they already are.
The term article, as used in the wiki sense, is fully applicable.
If it is OK with everyone, I'm planning to add the sweep aid lists to my monthly checklist and update it on the first of every month.
In the run-up to June 1st, I'm going to go through the images and rename some of them ones (though not all of them) which could do with renaming prior to the sweep aid list update. Does anyone know of any images which need renaming with this batch?
I carried out a sweep earlier to identify articles which had the category Article stubs added separately from the Stub template, and spotted a similar case with the category Pages requiring cleaning and the Cleanup template. I'll be carrying out a sweep with the bot shortly to identify the relevent pages using TrackTag. I also spotted a few articles which were wrongly placed in Category:Anime.
Everyone, I've assigned SD108 for the purpose of a brainstorming session between us over the next seven days, with the goal of recalling and recapping the hundreds of tasks we've got on the go and in the works. If it is OK, please list every task in progress or being planned that you can think of, in your respective sections on SD108.
I've done some reordering of the SS sections in the List of Light Novels and Other Literary Works page in order to account for the upcoming Gaiten Shoku Volume collections.
First, Index SS and Index SS2 have been moved to the OT section and placed after OT13 and OT16 respectively. It just makes sense for them to be there.
Second, a new section called SS Collections has been made for LN releases which are collections of the separately released side stories. Index SP, AA1, AA2 and other similar future LN volumes will be listed here. The chapter listing here has extra formatting to make the SS links stand out more.
Third, the Index SS and Railgun SS sections as well as side stories collected into an LN volume have been removed from the page. I have preemptively removed Railgun SS, Railgun SS2 and Cold Game in anticipation for AA2. If this needs correcting, it can be done later.
Fourth, a new SS Not Yet in Volume Format section has been made for the side stories released outside of normal publication by Dengeki Bunko and have not yet been collected into light novel format (Bunkobon). These are not separated by Index/Railgun and are listed in chronological order.
Just so people know, I've assigned SD111 to collecting the Textless Cover Images for light novel and manga volumes that we have on the wiki at the moment. The objective is to see what we've currently got, to check if there are any duplicates that have slipped by, and to double-check what naming patterns are currently in use. A minor request - please don't try to fill the holes by uploading new images.
Due to recent events and frustrations, I'm planning to carry out a major stopgap cleanup, Operation Interim, in the remaining period before Railgun T resumes, beginning July 1st. Will anyone be in a position then to assist?
I'm sure everyone already knows this but Accelerator manga concludes next month and the Astral Buddy manga is in the climax of its arc (not sure if the manga itself is ending).
The Index manga is heading into the Acqua of the Back Arc and the Railgun manga is in some sort of extended climax for the Jailbreaker Arc.
Come 2021, the franchise will be in some sort of new phase/era.
A little thing I've got on the backburner at the moment - name ideas for potential alternatives to 'Other Appearances'.
I might need some help with Personality/Relationship revision at some point soon (it isn't one of my strong points and I know that is also the case for some others, but if we work together we might be able to make up for it).
On a really unrelated note, I've updated the wiki's favicon so that it follows today's standards. No more blurry 16x16 favicons! I'm also looking into some of our assets and considering making SVG versions on it.
Mostly stuff that may need a high-res version, like the Magic and Science icons or the logos of the wiki (old and new). I'm just picking what I can handle coz I'm still learning how to use Inkscape for vector graphics.
Have made a temporary cropped version of the Toaru IF 1st anniversary background for experimentation prior to adding the mobile front page's new main image. An earlier test appears to indicate that some tweaking will be needed.
More manga chapter stuff is starting to come out, however I'll be focusing on GT2 and R-T stuff for the time being. For Railgun, aside from the more recent thing, it seems that thing from much earlier in the arc might be coming into play now.
Edit (31/07/2020): Apologies for lack of progress on my end.
I've been thinking about the possibility of following up on the assessment polls I made a few months back and making a request for volunteers to assist with some side-jobs (e.g. stuff like information collection (from source media, external sources and on the wiki itself), grammatical corrections, unreferenced section tagging etc) in order to ease our workload and support our progress a little.
What do you think of the idea and which tasks do you reckon to be suitable?
P.S. Have been looking over the UCP stuff which Community Central is planning to implement on all wikis. Am currently quite concerned.
Just letting people know, the wiki's database dump in Special:Statistics has been updated as of this evening following Ursuul's earlier announcement. So far as is known, the switch-over will likely be by the end of the month.
Has anyone thought of any tasks which need to be carried out before the UCP switch-over?
Edit (17/08/2020): Forums have been switched over to Discussions. Going to run a few tests to see if certain things still work. I think it might be an idea for us to practice using the interfaces on a wiki which has already been switched over to UCP so there is less trouble when this wiki is switched over.
Kaysuami, may I request to replace anime image of Uiharu getting her arm snapped by Kakine's foot with the manga one? Looks like the anime screwed up and depicted that she broke her left arm, but it should be the right arm.
Just a quick reminder that if there are no further suggestions for the GT2 arc name other than the placeholder in the GT2 Plans thread by tomorrow evening, I will take it that people are fine with the placeholder as the name and proceed accordingly.
ISP problems prevent me from working on episode summaries. I will have to wait for their response (or switch to another ISP) until I can work on it again. Also, sorry for the very late response; sticking to mobile data is not cheap.
I'm currently planning to update the logs a bit and then write down a few items for the STOP Notes. There has been some more stuff from Ogino's end which will need assembling in SD100 - once the information is processed, several articles will need a few updates.
Edit: The technical name for the doppelganger experiment has been revealed in one of Ogino's tweets which has a transcript of Kuriba Ryouko's profile. The designation is "人体のサイボーグ全置換プロジェクト, Jintai no saibōgu zen chikan purojekuto". As such the article with the placeholder title "Doppelganger Experiment" will be renamed. However, before I proceed with that, I thought I should check whether everyone else was fine with some of the specifics.
Here is the translation for Kuriba Ryouko's profile
Name: Kuriba Ryouko
Age: 14 years old
Affiliation: School District 20, Shinshikimi Middle School
Known as a researcher in the field of animal development since childhood. Her main subject of research was the changes in the body structure of animals and their effects on intelligence, and she has made outstanding achievements in the study of owl parrots and gentoo penguins, despite still being in elementary school at the time.
Later she hypothesized that the key to the explosive development of intelligence in apes lies in the transition from quadrupedal to bipedal gait, and by tracking changes in both the usage and morphology of fingers during the transition to bipedal gait, she discovered the operation methods of fingers that provide the strongest stimulus to the brain.
This was originally a by-product of her research into apes, but her invention of the "Kuriba Style Finger Exercises" proved effective in improving emotional and behavioral disorders and cerebral palsy due to its strong cerebral stimulation, and is increasingly being adopted in hospitals and nursing homes across the country. Due to this achievement Kuriba Ryouko was officially invited to Academy City as a junior high school student.
Since she wanted to research cyborg technology in Academy City, she was entrusted with launching and directing a project to utilize cyborg replacement of the body and the stimulation caused by it for the development of abilities that cannot be produced by a regular human body.
As you can see, she was a promising young woman in various fields, but when her mother was in danger during her research she volunteered to be the subject of a separate project to save her. She has taken a leave of absence from Shinshikimi Middle School and is now under an exclusive contract with a research facility as a researcher and test subject for the Total Human Cyborg Replacement Project.
Translation credit to Razorhead and Dracoslayer123.
I'm fine with the term used - the only potential tweaks that came to mind were merely moving a word or two around.
With regards to the page itself, aside from general expansion, I was planning to put the information concerning the research facility responsible for the project under the same Principles sub-section as the stuff on the data storage airship or just above it.
On a separate note, there was something I remembered while looking at the image additions to the redirects earlier (good work on that) - there are a number of recent redirects which haven't been fully categorized (perhaps due to uncertainty, perhaps otherwise), though I don't recall whether we have a list or not.
In Railgun episode 21, Therestina says that people are surprised that a woman such as her likes innocent things like the animals decorating her room, which not only calls her a woman, but clearly implies this isn't something for someone her age and is too childish. Later in episode 24, she is constantly called "that woman" and constantly calls Mikoto and co. "schoolkidd" and later says that of all espers in AC.
So in several instances she makes a distinction between her as an adult and the students and espers of the city. It's not explicitly said, but I feel that based on these words, her design, and her position, it is fair to say she is intended to be read as an adult.
Summary/Licensing/category processing for Ep23 images now complete. Currently focusing on all-file sweep result processing. Have noticed a few misconceptions which will need addressing at some point later.
Going to conduct several all-file auto-sweeps for files uploaded before the extract point a week ago. If it is OK, could people refrain from editing the image pages while the sweeps are in progress, as it might lead to errors and some items being missed.
The thing is, I've seen some Ch97 references where Ch96 references should be (probably due to a difference between magazine and Tankoubon), however I don't know how many of these misplacements there are.
I have a question though: in the scene with Saten and Uiharu, where they done their dinner at her dorm, is it happened the same day Saten waited for Frenda for her dinner back in Episode 20 of Railgun T?
Looks like I know the culprit, the Inept Bot.
Even though bots are hidden in Special Changes, they may still clog the logs as if they are counted. Im not sure of this, but this might be the case.
Edit: Well, oops I was wrong, apologies. Hiding will remove the bot-inputted changes and will not count to the changes when hidden. I realized just now. Looks like an unknown issue is the reason for the records bug, damn.
Regarding the large-scale sweep operations, the primary goals of the Image Information Survey have been completed and the resulting outputs recorded. There are still a few manual tweaks and reviewing left to be performed, and most of the tracking tags are still in place, but it should be OK to edit images from before the 8th now - there is no longer a risk of mucking up the results.
Not certain about most of it yet. Currently reviewing that and several other areas at once. Try to get things back in order.
There are a few images definitely known of at the moment, which would be helpful if they could be obtained - it is currently the first item on the Shared Image Tasklist, for pictures of Touma's phone timetable (which he scrolled down through) covering the opening and events 1 to 12 (there is already an image for events 13 to 20). It is in Index II Ep 13, somewhere between 12:00 and 14:00.
P.S. Thanks for remembering the Summary/Licensing/Category stuff with the Railgun T Ep13 images yesterday.
Indeed. Unfortunately, things have slowed down a bit too much on my end (in part due to records becoming tangled and a bit messy), so I'm currently trying to get my thoughts and notes back in order to resume progress at a decent rate.
Apparently, there is another notable user need to be monitor due to some wrong information inputed in the article. Anyway I heard that your progress has been slowed down due to certain circumstances, maybe I can lighten your load from images-related tasklist.
I haven't finished the Image Tasklist update yet, Kaysuami, but there are a couple of images which you could obtain in the meantime, if it isn't inconvenient; a cropped version of Accelerator's GT1 image (uploaded separately from the main image and to be used in the Board of Directors navbox (as the main one stretches it quite a bit)) and an image of a single, isolated graviton panel.
Thanks, Kaysuami. The image tasklist update isn't done yet, but there is another image which could be done with for the Alien page that was made yesterday - a cropped screenshot from Motto Marutto Railgun Episode 04 with the image of a grey alien (cropped so that it is just the alien and the space background, with none of the 177th Branch Office visible).
There is this information on Epiosde 14 is bothering me is that the dates of Daihaseisai contradicts itself, which does not match with what the episode said and with manga source material. Please look further into it thank you.
Edit:I have looked into Episode 14 with different translators. Apparently the one for Cruncyroll subititles that does not follow what the source material say, but fan translated does.
"According to this episode, the folk dance happened in the last day of Daihaseisai at nighttime. This however contradicts the prologue of Index Volume 11, where Touma narrated during daytime on the last day of the festival the forced dance with Mikoto, meaning it occured before the last day. The manga does not specify on what day the folk dance occurred." This information from Episode 14 Trivia page is not quite right.
If it is OK Kaysuami, could you gather all of the images currently used in navbox templates in SD94 (layout instructions present there)? Also, please don't add or switch any images in the navboxes themselves while doing so. The objective of this exercise is to get a clear overview of the current navbox image situation.
I'm currently focusing all efforts on getting the Daihaseisai overhaul done before Friday. I'll let you know if any additional images are needed for it.
Edit: The edit you carried out to SD94 at 13:19 is fine, Kaysuami.
Saw it earlier. Currently focused on trying to get the overhaul done before Ep15 airs.
There are a few additional Daihaseisai-related images which you can look for (on/off-wiki) before then if it is possible. If not, then never mind. They are as follows: an image illustrating a typical automated bus (from outside, no explosion), the opposing Wrench Pole team preparing to fire their abilities, an image illustrating the Daihaseisai committee arm band, and an image illustrating the white/red team (perhaps one with the headband or sash indicating one of the two).
As of right now, I am trying to find the images for the Image tasklist. Still waiting for Herald to continue the synopsis for Episode 17 to 20. Also, could you edit Touma 's Appearance and change it to blue eyes as it shown he have blue eyes in the light novel covers.
Sorry for the late response, been pretty busy lately.