Hey guys. I'm sure many of you are aware of Operation Baldy Long legs. However, many of you are probably wondering what's going to change when we move to Pikipedia. I'm here to give you more info on Operation Baldy Long Legs.
EDIT: Please don't make any more edits if you plan to join us on Operation Baldy Long Legs. They will not be transferred, and we'll have to do it ourselves manually.
1. Blog Posts
While many people at Pikipedia describe Blog Posts as pointless and useless, they have proved as a successful way to get information out to our community. We will be leaving this behind, possibly making it harder to get news out to the community. However, we'll be going back to Talk Pages, which should be able to suffice. If an important anno…
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Many of you hopefully saw my last blog post. If you did, there was a mysterious #1 I kept mentioning. Well, we finally can reveal it. Mysterious #1 is Operation: Baldy Long Legs.
Operation Baldy is the code name given to a MASSIVE change to the wiki that we want to keep secret-ish. Long story short, Pikmin Wiki and Pikipedia are merging!
Pikipedia is technically "the official pikmin wiki", basically, they used to run the Wiki before Shadowraptor, Ymmot and I took over. They had left because Wikia started to become a bit oppressive with ads and whatnot. Well, after a four year rivalry, we taken a straw, sucked it up, and merged.
What this means to you as a Wiki contributor:
- Pikmin Wiki has it's own URL. http://www.pikminwiki.com/Ma…
Hello, everyone, I'm back for another theory. This one is going to cover a lot on the subject of Bulborbs, so excuse me if this gets a little hard to follow at points.
The central piece to this theory is that Bulborbs, though not insects, bear some interesting connections to the real-world order Hymenoptera. This order includes specialized insects like bees and ants, all with nests of some sort and a "queen" that produces all of the colony's offspring. Sound familier? Empress Bulblax resides underground in a hollowed-out den and produces a steady stream of Bulborb Larva. So, Empress Bulblax is the equivalent of a queen bee of a honeybee colony, but what does that mean? We can draw a few interesting things from this.
1. The Empress Bulblax mu…Read more >
Been a while, eh wiki? Well I have some rather neutral news that I hope gets spread around to the other members of the wiki!
First off, there will a be future change that will revolutionize everyone on the wiki! This is gonna be held under lock and key for now, but we'll need everyone's help with it when we're ready.
Another thing is that I'm seeing a small pool of new members trickling in. This is amazing to see! But also a bit meh as it may or may not effect the first thing I had mentioned. I just hope all you new guys pay attention to the dear old addys' requests.
Finally, I'm glad to see that a few members are keeping our new guys in check and keeping the wiki running for us addys. All of our Elite 4 addys have been preoccupied as of rece…Read more >
I'd like to make all users, (especially recent users) to look at this page:
Pikmin Wiki:Code of Policies
Specifically, the rule regarding old messages...Read more >
Ok, something that I noticed when going through the Pikmin Adventure Pages. Some enemies have their own pages, yet we have a whole page with all Pikmin Adventure Enemies. Plus we have a Spike Ball page, while I think that we should have a page for just obstacles. Here are some examples:
- Telescoping Pumphog - has its own page
- Pikmin Adventure Enemies - the big page
- Spike Ball - very limited info
So we need to decide whether to give all the enemies separate pages and compile them into things like Pikmin Adventure Enemies and Pikmin Adventure Obstacles. What do you guys think?Read more >
So, this is a list of news I should've posted weeks ago, but here it is.
Wiki work day went so well, it became the wiki work week! Thank you to everyone who helped out this year! We got a lot of work done, so WOOOO!
We elected a new admin! The Sneaky Spy is now joining the higher up ranks, with his focus being Java coding. He has created many of our templates, and will soon be looking into the wiki's CSS, the core of the wiki.
Speaking of CSS, we figured out to be extra fancy! We got a new cursor (designed by Dave), and we're eventually going to see if we can animate it. We also will be giving Admins colored text, so take that, not fancy oldster wiki!
I can't think of much else to say, but we would like to have more memeber at least active on …Read more >
Ok, this is a minor issue on the wiki, but I thought I should bring it to everyone's attention. Certain enemies, especially those from Pikmin 3, have a gagillion and one pictures of them on their pages. Most of those pictures are repeated pictures, or maybe just a different angle. Please, unless you feel the picture you got was totally necessary, please don't add it to the wiki.
2 Pages that are examples of these are:
- Whiptongue Bulborb
- Toady Bloyster
Not that pictures don't help and all, but you can see that on the Whiptongue Bulborb page, there are 2 pictures that are nearly the same image, same angle. Please don't add repeated images, or unnecessary images. Thanks in advance.Read more >
Tommorrow is our Wiki work day, and I have some big news!
First, we figured out how to rip sound files out of the game! We hopefully will use this for wiki things!
Second, if you move your mouse cursor around, you should see it being an onion from Pikmin 3! Dave10277 made us a little icon, and we figured how to use it. We're planning on animating it as well.
Colors! I've figured how to color names and are experiementing with colors people's names. Might be an admin only thing or something. Gonna talk with the other admins.
So, other than that we, hope to see you tomorrow at wiki work day!
And with that-
Wait a moment, one last thing! We have an uber important announcement to make tomorrow, so tune in for the big news!
And with that…Read more >
Now we've said a lot about things to improve for the work day, but I came across something that has had little mention. It falls within the category of grammatical fixes; we really need to keep the point of view in articles constant. Fortunately, there are no idiots putting first-person speaking anywhere, but we have an ugly mix of second and third-person bits here and there -- in some places they are only a sentence or two apart. In order to sound as formal, unbiased, and informative as possible, we need to move towards using third person in all places, with the exception of extensive boss strategies multiple paragraphs long, as it's acceptable and common for a guide or a set of instructions to speak to the reader. It makes them easier to…Read more >