Notes From Tegan

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Tegan is the boss of the page, the moderator, the system operator, the owner. These are comments on recent changes she's made, or things she's noticed, or decrees she's made. These notes are mostly for Atlanteans, the editors of the website.

To Do:

  • Finish cover image uploads Done!
  • Move individual issue data over from the old website to new issue pages on the wiki (Tegan)
  • Add at least minimal information to character profiles
  • Update creators list and bold the major creators
    • Build a creative team list for each major series?
    • Add at least minimal information to creator pages
  • Update Who's Who with issue links
  • Find more fun links for the Community Portal (suggestions welcome)
  • Update Merchandise pages (Wings1295?)
  • Update Other Media pages
  • Put Category tags on images
  • Put short captions on images (book title, issue number, date)


Sightings List

My main focus right now is work on the sightings list. You should be able to see it grow as I add new sightings while I skim through a collection of back issues I have access to. I also plan on making some adjustments... like pulling out all Titans and JLA sightings to their own pages, and moving sightings for individual characters to their own pages. I wish I had a little more experience linking databases to the web, because much of this data would work much better in a searchable database. Still, at least I'm getting the data up there.

--Tegan 18:02, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


Spam and Updating

The initial thrill has worn off, and I'm getting slower at updating now, as I suspected would happen. In addition, the spammers have found the site and are attempting to add their garbage. I'll be deleting it whenever I spot it, and I've added some protections that I hope will block most of it.

--Tegan 20:05, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


Aquaman Chronicles and Top Trumps

I added a page for The Aquaman Chronicles. This page copies over the information from the Chronicles Page only with much bigger images (if you click on them). I uploaded all the covers, as well. I intend to split the page a bit and create a new page for More Wet Comics, eventually. At the moment, the current page is small enough to serve.

In addition to the Chronicles, I also added a page for Top Trumps with information about the two DC Super Hero sets available and pictures of the four Aquaman related cards.

--Tegan 00:32, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


Previews for Apr/Jun

I added the previews for Apr/Jun 2008 to the Previews and Shipping List. I also continued to move data over from the old issue pages to the new ones, though that's going to take a LOT longer to do. Maybe I can manage one or two a day. I've also started to update the old pages to point to the new ones. That's going to take even longer. But once it's done, it should be much easier to maintain. That's the goal. Ease of use.

--Tegan 22:42, 17 March 2008 (PDT)


More of the Same

I'm continuing to flip through my old comics and look for sightings. I've also added more cover images, and will continue to add them over the next week or so. In addition to cover images, I uploaded DC Direct merchandise images. You can find them by going to the File List and searching for "DCDirect". I also updated the Preview Archives to the beginning of 2007. I don't think I'm going to try to go back any further.

--Tegan 20:22, 14 March 2008 (PDT)


Sightings and Images

That sums up the work today. I've been checking through my old comics one by one looking for Aquaman appearances to put in the Sightings page, and I've added a few. In addition, I've started the complete upload of Aquaman splash pages. I should get done with that sometime next week, unless I get really obsessed. I'll note the new "Random Images" box on the main page. I hope you'll enjoy seeing what pops up.

Now that the Who's Who is up, I think I need to get back to my Ripples Through Time. Gotta keep adding that content!

--Tegan 19:08, 11 March 2008 (PDT)


Who's Who

I've finally ported over the detailed Who's Who from the old pages. It looks much better in this format, and is going to be MUCH easier to update. I'm feeling the glee.

--Tegan 17:48, 10 March 2008 (PDT)


Galleries

I've been playing in the Sandbox and have discovered how to create galleries. So much simpler than hand-coding, and I can still include nice links and everything. I'm going to start uploading cover images to the wiki from the main series. At some point we can put together a lovely gallery for all the Aqua-fans out there.

--Tegan 16:14, 10 March 2008 (PDT)


Sandbox

Like any other wiki, this website has a Sandbox to play in. If you want to create a page, or use some piece of wiki code that you aren't sure will work, try creating it in the Sandbox first.

--Tegan 13:02, 9 March 2008 (PDT)


Spoiler Boxes

I've created a spoiler box template, which can be seen on the Previews page. Please do not remove it from that page. Spoiler boxes should be added to all pages for recently shipped books, and should remain on the pages for two months after the shipping date.

To add a spoiler box, type {{Spoiler}} at the top of the page.

--Tegan 12:58, 9 March 2008 (PDT)


Help Pages

I've added two help pages to assist in the formatting and creation of pages.

The Help:Gradings page explains how to grade the appearance of a character. Gradings are needed for all sightings of Aquaman characters in comic books, but not in other media unless you feel it applies.

The Help:Dates page explains the date format. All dates on the page should be converted to this format if possible. This is not a high priority, but it's best to have a standardized date format and to change it to the standard if you notice a problem.

--Tegan 9 Mar 2008 (PDT)