Just so you know, I've started a new joint discussion thread in addition to the individual talk threads. I've also posted a number of tasks there which I need help with. If it isn't inconvenient or troublesome, could you lend me a hand, Herald?
Both series have a considerable number of episodes without full summaries (the episode previews/preview synopses have been used as placeholders). If it is OK, could you handle Accelerator first?
What I was thinking about with regards to placeholder summaries (in various places), I was thinking about the possibility of having several levels of them (in order to aid our efforts in overhauling the wiki while being on a tight schedule). For example, the first level placeholders would take the least amount of time/effort but be the least refined/covering (though enough to function as a placeholder), the subsequent level(s) would take more time/effort but would cover more and be more refined, eventually leading to the proper versions.
Placeholders seem like twice the effort for the same task, which seems like a waste. However, we can have someone speedread/watch a chapter or episode and have that person make a hasty summary of it while I deal with a more detailed synopsis later on.
Ah, I see. Magic/Science, metaphysics etc. articles then. Yeah, we're severely lagging in that aspect. I don't know if there's already enough people to get on with that. Maybe we should do a headcount of which users are knowledgeable enough about OT and NT that they can handle those info, even a basic understanding of it?
Corona-induced vacation means enough time to work on the wiki, although it also means slower internet since I'm not the only one at home. I think we'd have no problems on Railgun T articles at the moment.
With regards to Railgun T episode articles, no major problems though there are a number of grammatical errors in some of the additions. Some of the captions also need a bit of work - I intend to locate and tackle them systematically. On a similar note, though I'm not able to tackle it immediately, I'm keeping an eye on edits by User:Wannabebadboy89, which are quite messy and need a bit of revision.
Also, just so you know, I'm collecting translations/raws of the official website's episode summaries in Template:Shared Draft 78.
I've looked into his edits in Dark Matter and Railgun-related articles and deemed them to be in good faith. The only problem is the lack of references, which can be easily added by another user in the future. (He does not use templates, so I assume he isn't experienced in advanced Wikimarkup usage.) I personally suffer from the same issues as Wannabebadboy69, particularly making edits that do not have references, so yeah, it's not really intentional.
We can't judge user edits by their style in editing or what they do or don't do—the only thing that matters is whether their contributions do or do not disrupt the content of the wiki or the users.
By the way, if I have the time, I may be able to start on the synopses for the Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator episodes this week.
Thank you for looking at it, Herald, and sorry for bothering you with the matter. I thought that it was probably in good faith, though I wasn't completely certain - so this is another well-intentioned, unintentional headache. Couple of other things relating to the matter:
Aside from a lack of references, there have also been a fair number of grammatical/formatting errors and worked-in inaccurate assumptions. For the most part, I've mainly been trying to focus on my existing tasks (stuff needing attention) and making a note of places to tidy up later, however I had been wondering whether it was right to leave it for while (piling up). Do you reckon this was the right course of action?
I did briefly wonder whether I should establish contact with Wannabe to offer help and perhaps show them how to use references, however I wasn't sure whether I should do so yet and had some doubts regarding communication. Additionally, looking at other wikis, I wasn't sure whether the user checks their messages. What do you reckon - would you say it is too soon?
Wiki stuff aside, how are things on your end? I'm currently OK in terms of supplies and health (aside from lack of exercise and foot roll), but a few other things have been getting to me a bit.
Priorities: It's best to stick to your task list, as that is already organized beforehand. Having to deal with other things that would deviate from what's already planned is a source of headaches.
Correspondence: By contact, you mean Ursuul? Our main concern is the immense amount of in-universe info and I doubt he can help us with that. Although one thing he can help us with is the establishment of guides for proper editing, as well as a more solid Manual of Style.
Quarantine: I'm doing fine. Things aren't as gloomy as it seems and there are still some places where resources can be obtained. Of course, we don't know how long this would last, and school is also at the back of my mind. I just try to live life without too much worry, as it's not helpful at all.