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  • Hello Herald

    With regards to that update on what's been going on, given that your last action prior to a few days ago was in December, do you want it from the start of the year? Concerning the most recent stuff though, following the conclusion of Index III, we've been doing Accelerator anime plans and NT22/R-SS3 article stuff. I overhauled the Did You Know selection in May and as you know, OH&S is working on an updated slider and quick link templates. In the past few weeks, I've also tried to regain some clarity that had been lost during a holiday break and attempted to reorganize my plans and drafts (though it's still rather messy). Not that long ago, Ollerus made article #3000.

    Also, with regards to chapter/synopsis work, Auric Drake has been doing a good job going through the Railgun manga chapter articles. The OT22 chapter summaries have yet to be done. A considerable number of Accelerator chapters and the Necromancer Arc article itself are also lacking summaries but seeing as you didn't include among the ones you said you were considering, I'll consider it out of the question.

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    • Alright, thanks for the recap.

      I did leave out Accelerator from the synopsis work, but working on it is fine, as it would also help with the hype for the anime. Finishing OT22 is also doable over the week. Honestly, I really would like to polish the World War III Arc article, but I don't think I'm ready for such a substantial part of the wiki yet.

      On the topic of story arc articles though, how have they been going? Is it on priority or not? Also, I might be interested in working on Imaginary Fest, but that still depends on whether they would block non-Japanese IPs from playing the game or not.

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    • As that was only a brief notification of recent events, would you like a more detailed recap of what's happened over the past half year, Herald? (I've recorded a lot of it in the progress logs but it is slightly disorganized and a lot to go through)

      With regards to the Accelerator manga chapters, I've marked the ones which lack story summaries using the Expand template, so they are under Category:Articles to be expanded. The Necromancer Arc is bare bones at the moment.

      Just so you know, following discussions carried out during Index III, World War III and World War III Arc are now separate articles - the former is focused on the whole war itself, while the latter deals more with the events focused on in the story arc. For story arc articles in general, they've largely been on the backburner following Index III. I did do some work on the DRAGON Arc page while it was airing, however the anime was moving too quickly, so I had to move on to other areas, such as the Star of Bethlehem overhaul.

      P.S. You've reminded me of a few game-related things - one on the backburner (our approach with iFes designs) and a few to go on there (details concerning the terminated games).

      P.P.S. Just so you know, we're keeping the NT22R stuff on NT22's page for the time being (until we can be absolutely certain which R it is - Reverse or Rebirth).

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    • Detailed recap: If it's not gonna impede with your ongoing editing work, please do.

      Articles to be expanded: That's a lot of articles to cover. But since there's the Accelerator anime coming soon, I might end up working on the Accel manga summaries so that I can work on the Necromancer Arc.

      Story Arcs: That's understandable.

      By the way, I have a plan to just make a separate wiki out of Imaginary Fest, just to make it less messy on the main wiki. Unlike in Toji no Miko (my other project) where the main story and media don't take too much space, the main wiki with its 3,000 articles might be exposed to the chaos of covering an entire game. The Nasuverse Wiki did a similar thing with FGO, for example.

      Lastly, I think it won't hurt if we would name the NT22R article as Toaru... Volume 22R. But I respect the decision to hold back until the R is clarified.

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    • I'll compile the in-depth recap and get it to you as soon as I can, Herald.

      A few minor things I should probably bring up before then:

      • I'm thinking about doing a sweep-search for images which are lacking descriptions/licensing information.
      • I've collected the screenshot images added for Index III in two temporary image logs.
      • Just so you know, one of the more recent users is a bit of Gunha enthusiast. They likely mean well, but I've had to lock Gunha's page a few times and revert a few edits elsewhere. I haven't spoken to them due to other problems getting in the way and not being able to find the right words. There haven't been any problems over the past few weeks though - this is just something to bear in mind rather than something which needs acting on right away.
      • We've got a bit of a column imbalance on the main page at the moment (not helped by long ads). I've tried to mitigate it by increasing the number of items displayed in the recent blog post template to 4 temporarily.
      • Given evidence, Quartzviel is likely Quartzmaser.
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    • If I could ask a small favour, Herald; if it is alright, could you have a quick look at this Accelerator tasklist (under construction) and see if there are any subjects missing from the list?

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    • Already checked, and what it lacks are articles from the story arc after that. Aside from it, I don't see anything unusual. I might do a more thorough sweep by comparing it with the @wiki article list later.

      As for those minor things:

      • I'll leave the sweep-search to you then.
      • I noticed that our "supplier" of screenshots almost captured the entire episode. Well, we wouldn't need all the screenshots - just enough to illustrate key events of the subject content.
      • Those kinds of edits are really tough to call. It's best to just double-check on any known info on a character and use that to see if the enthusiast is making any "mistakes".
      • The white space is a non-issue for me at the moment. Although, if it is necessary to minimize that, maybe it's time to post a new poll to replace the results of the Index III double poll?
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    • What's your status at the moment, Herald?

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    • Sorry for the delay in getting the recap done.

      One thing I thought I ought to bring up - there's been someone in the comments who might need some attention (anonymous at first then logged in), though I've been delayed in tackling the matter (due to other work and illness). Do you have any recommendations/suggestions as to what words and reasons to use when dealing with it?

      P.S. NT22R 'R' and arc name poll currently open if you wish to cast a vote.

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    • Just so you know Herald, I sent a request to update the wiki's database dump earlier, following the UCP message notification, and the dump file has since been updated.

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    • Due to the volume of edits for certain tasks, I was thinking about making and having a bot account carry them out. Would this be OK with you Herald?

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    • Definitely. I myself have been considering making a bot of my own to deal with mass editing while on a tight schedule, but maybe not today.

      If you need to whitelist the bot, just tell me asap.

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    • I've prepared 'User:Inept Bot' for the purpose (yet to be flagged as a Bot), though I haven't been able to connect it to AutoWikiBrowser as suggested in the how-to page. I'm going to try again in the morning, now that I'm back home.

      P.S. Sorry about lack of recap.

      P.P.S. How is your Imaginary Fest wiki project going?

      Edit (23/10/19): The bot has been flagged as a bot now.

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    • Yeah, IF won't be taking off, sadly. Thing is, it may need a separate wiki (just like how FGO is separate from the Type-moon Wiki), and I'm definitely not ready for that.

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    • Understood.

      Can I ask for your advice on a few admin-related things, Herald? (Also, when you have a moment, could you initiate a database dump update on the HO wiki?)

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    • Sure thing.

      Database dump: why the database dump? That's usually for exporting data from the wiki, right?

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    • Backup purposes in light of the upcoming system transfer.

      The main things I wanted to ask you about involve the actions of certain users and uncertainties as to how best to tackle them. It'll take a little time for me to get the details together for some of them, but below is the first and more pressing one:

      A few days ago, while dealing with some inappropriate comments, I spotted some things which made me suspect that someone might be using multiple accounts as sock-puppets (in the comments of Accelerator, Misaka Misuzu, Misaka Worst and Misaka Tabigake). Along with Ollerus and Lord Reader, I've been keeping an eye on the accounts for further movements and evidence here. However, it came to my attention that there was another more indicative piece of evidence on the VS Battle wiki, although I wasn't fully sure if I'd be able to act on it given that it came from another wiki. Would you say that this is enough to act upon and if so, do you reckon we should act at once rather than wait for further actions?

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    • If there's an available piece of proof to make the corresponding actions, go and do that. Much better if you can ask for the insights of Ollerus and Lord Reader, as well as Fandom Staff.

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    • Hello Herald. How are you at present?

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    • Currently downloading episodes of Accelerator for future synopsis work. Also, doing some random edits and such.

      By the way, I'm definitely going to cover Railgun T articles.

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    • Glad to have you back. I'm going to bed now, but would you like an update on what's been going on recently tomorrow?

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    • Sure thing.

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    • Understood. Come to think of it, OH&S is due back today and I said I'd do one for them as well, so I think I'll start a new thread on my wall for a joint recap.

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    • Just so you know Herald, there have been a number of reverted infobox image additions over the past two days - the images being added in were of a somewhat unsuitable or unnecessary nature. There have also been a number of induced errors and a few cases of incorrect information.

      I haven't spoken with the perpetrators yet due to having a large headache and not being in a state for discussion, however I've temporarily locked several pages/templates to prevent further conflict until contact is made. Any advice as to what words to use?

      Here are the images involved - further details can be found in the page logs.

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    • Those are "new" images provided for relatively older articles, I assume. Questionable choices too. The ones picked for Mugino and Worst aren't front-facing to be called a good replacement, and the additions to Silvercross Alpha were not necessarily Silvercross Alpha himself, but the Powered Suits he uses. To add, the Gunha image is definitely fanmade.

      I think there has been a misconception regarding what can be used as a profile image, but to be fair we haven't polished our policies. Moving forward, it's a good call to have temporary lockdowns to control unneeded contributions.

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    • Indeed. Out of the recently uploaded images, Worst's image is the only one remaining - I've already deleted the rest (hence the temporary image to show you what I'm talking about).

      Another thing which we should probably consider when we get round to updating the policy guides is clarifying the practices regarding infobox gallery tabs, as some of the edits involved them (see the history logs for further details).

      I've sent one of them a brief note about not adding fan edits of anime screenshots, but aside from that I haven't finished any messages yet (not sure how to put things). Quite tired so I'm going to bed now (I hope there isn't much trouble tomorrow - I'd quite like to get that recap finished).

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    • Sod's law is making me quite cross...

      If it's OK Herald, could you have a look at the recent arc article edit? I can't check it at the moment due to computer problems.

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    • Which one, the edits to the Baggage City Arc? I think I've seen Lord Reader check up on that.

      Also, since we have a Wiki Manager, let's take this opportunity to have some tasks taken care of if it's within his jurisdiction.

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    • The main computer problem has been resolved for now - I think I'd better do a backup/offload and defrag before it decides to play up again.

      That was the one which I spotted in Recent Changes but wasn't able to check.

      Will do (I wonder if help with the survey might be a possibility). I'll try to get that recap finished as soon as possible to aid us.

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    • Regarding your comment on Notarikon Herald, I concur and am assigning one of the SDs to the task.

      Nearly got the recap done to an adequate level.

      Looks like there's more Darkmonger stuff...

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    • By the way, do we have someone who has copies of the Yen Press releases of the light novels? We might be able to get the meanings of the Notarikon spells from there (but only if they actually translate them).

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    • Lord Reader does. I have Volumes 1 to 19 and will be getting 20 & 21 for Christmas. If I recall correctly, a number of them were changed.

      Shared Draft 47 has been assigned for gathering the Notarikon examples.

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    • I have been interested in the Notarikon stuff lately so this is fortunate.

      YP tends to be good at translating the Notarikon spells.

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    • Interesting, Yen Press just assigned a completely different Notarikon configuration instead of making out the words from the original.

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    • I'm not completely satisfied with the recap and accompanying stuff, but I'm declaring them done. If not, I'll be there until 2021.

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