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Dvcnut

aka Jeff Kays

Bureaucrat Admin
  • I live in Minnesota
  • I was born on January 23
  • My occupation is Consultant/developer
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:Thanks for the comments and your offer to help moderate discussions. I'll admit, I have hardly spent any time looking at discussions. Have you seen many posts/comments that should be flagged or removed? --[[User:Dvcnut|Jeff]] ([[User_talk:Dvcnut|<font color="Blue" size="1">talk</font>]]) 18:35, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
 
:Thanks for the comments and your offer to help moderate discussions. I'll admit, I have hardly spent any time looking at discussions. Have you seen many posts/comments that should be flagged or removed? --[[User:Dvcnut|Jeff]] ([[User_talk:Dvcnut|<font color="Blue" size="1">talk</font>]]) 18:35, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
 
::Hi, I haven't seen too many post that required attention. There was one I do remember that was a rude/harassment type post but if I recall it was cleared out and the user was banned. Then [[User:TotallyAFuccker]] under a different username (There was about 5 or ten usernames across 15 different wikis) harassed me on Discussions and I reported that user and they we're globally banned and their post cleaned-up. Those are the only two I recall of the top of my head. Cheers, <span style="font-family: Arial;">'''[[User:TotallyLogical|TotallyLogical]] • [[User talk:TotallyLogical|📮]] • [[Special:Contribs/TotallyLgocial|📝]]'''</span> 22:33, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
 
::Hi, I haven't seen too many post that required attention. There was one I do remember that was a rude/harassment type post but if I recall it was cleared out and the user was banned. Then [[User:TotallyAFuccker]] under a different username (There was about 5 or ten usernames across 15 different wikis) harassed me on Discussions and I reported that user and they we're globally banned and their post cleaned-up. Those are the only two I recall of the top of my head. Cheers, <span style="font-family: Arial;">'''[[User:TotallyLogical|TotallyLogical]] • [[User talk:TotallyLogical|📮]] • [[Special:Contribs/TotallyLgocial|📝]]'''</span> 22:33, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
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::Also, I was curious about you thoughts on a Discord server for the wiki. You, me, and Raptorwiki would have have full administrator rights over the server. In addition I noticed you're above conversation with Spongebob456 and you stated you would not be able to be active. So I can handle everything related to the server including moderation, appointing mods, and everything else related to the server. Also, I can give you a detailed explanation to add the Discord widget to the sidebar. Let me know your thoughts, <span style="font-family: Arial;">'''[[User:TotallyLogical|TotallyLogical]] • [[User talk:TotallyLogical|📮]] • [[Special:Contribs/TotallyLgocial|📝]]'''</span> 01:31, March 13, 2020 (UTC)

Revision as of 01:31, March 13, 2020


Archives

I have (finally) created archive pages for all the content that had been on this page. I have broken up the content by year. You can find the archives at:

Pictures of Carol Taylor

Have any photos of her??? User:And Davis (Unsigned)

No, who is she? What source do you have she will be in Toy Story 4? You must provide official source, IMDb is not sufficient. --Jeff (talk) 17:28, January 12, 2019 (UTC)

Response to your revert message on Adult Humor

I don't have a problem with it being uncensored myself and I really only did it for consistency. However, the term "bugger" can be considered a profanity in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries (like Australia where I live) so if it does need to be censored, that would be the reason. I'm not gonna try and censor it again though since I really only tried to make it consistent. Jack%27sAvatar.pngThe Ninja5 Empire (Talk) 04:29, January 14, 2019 (UTC)

A lot of words can be profane in some cultures but not others, and this varies across time as well as across space. For instance, "crap" was never a swear word when I grew up in 1960s Britain, but it is (at least for some people) now, probably resulting from a back-association with Victorian plumbers' merchant Thomas Crapper and the product line for which he is most famous. Amusingly, I have seen posts from the Americans (including one on this wiki) blaming the British for this language shift, and British posts blaming the Americans. — evilquoll (talk) 07:33, January 14, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments guys! --Jeff (talk) 13:36, January 14, 2019 (UTC)

Proper delete nominations vs. vandal ones

Just now, there was a delete nomination done in the vandal way (blanking the page, giving no reason for the tag). As this looks to have been an honest mistake, I won't name and shame the user; but the incident, one which I have seen far too many times on different wikis, prompted me to write a blog post on the subject. Perhaps this post should be mentioned in the policies? — evilquoll (talk) 08:49, January 15, 2019 (UTC)

I agree, the user was doing the right thing reverting the vandal's edits. It looks like his only "error" was wiping out the page and not giving a delete reason. But because he was doing the right thing (just maybe going around it the wrong way) definitely puts it above being a vandal itself. I wouldn't want to frighten users and causing them not to help out because they think they may be accused of vandalism. I agree, we should give proper delete reasons, and I think your blog post has good information that can go into a wiki policy. I'm going to be out of town for a couple of weeks starting later this week but should be able to write up a new policy either before I leave, or if not, when I get back. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 13:43, January 15, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for blocking.

Thanks a whole lot for blocking juvenile Franciswickersham316. Really. Cannot be happier or more relieved.

GabuTheWolf54 (talk) 22:40, January 19, 2019 (UTC)GabuTheWolf54

Actually I didn't block him this time, another administrator blocked him across all of wikia. This user has vandalized the site before, and I assume it will happen again. If that happens, please do not write on the user's talk page or in any way acknowledge the user - this just gives them the attention they are seeking and encourages them to do more. The best thing to do is ignore them. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 22:45, January 19, 2019 (UTC)


                 That makes lots of sense, thank you anywho.

GabuTheWolf54 (talk) 22:56, January 19, 2019 (UTC)GabuTheWolf54

Disneysaurus is back

Now posting as User:Yankovie, and still obsessively flogging his nonsense about how Disney is supposedly "forbidden" to pay tribute to other companies' works. (He must never have seen Wreck-It Ralph, with its dozens of homages to classic video games and their characters; if he ever does, it will probably send him into apoplexy or catatonia.) Please, ban him and delete his latest rubbish. — evilquoll (talk) 02:09, February 2, 2019 (UTC)

I will be leaving him a comment on his talk page shortly. I am yet unsure how to deal with his blog post. I realize he is completely wrong in his blog post, but the point of blog posts are to allow users to express opinions, even if we know them to be false and nonfactual. Since it is meant to be related to Disney/Pixar (unlike the other blog post you tagged for deletion and I removed earlier today), I am leaning towards just leaving it alone. I would recommend not engaging the user in discussion on the blog post, as I don't see anything you say, or any proof you give, will convince him to change his thoughts. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 03:52, February 2, 2019 (UTC)

File:Ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttyutyghjjk.png

Although this appears to be a legitimate image file, and it indeed is being used, the name is far too long; I suspect this was deliberate. I think this image needs to be moved to a more descriptive name (I think only admins can rename images), and it is probably time that the Draft Image Policy was made official. — evilquoll (talk) 18:32, February 11, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, that's an annoying name! I've changed it. I'll also take a look at your image policy, thanks! --Jeff (talk) 18:39, February 11, 2019 (UTC)
I just published your image policy, thanks for writing it up! I did some minor editing but feel free to update it as necessary. I think it will automatically show up in the wiki policy navigation, but I don't remember if there's something I need to edit to make that happen. --Jeff (talk) 02:57, February 13, 2019 (UTC)

Problem user

User:Qifhnvakflsnvieqkfhanofidslvkfsahdnv looks to be a vandalism-only account; he(?) has uploaded a video (a fanon video claiming to be an "official" Sesame Street video) and a photograph, which either is badly cropped or was badly composed to begin with, and has no relevance to this wiki that I know of. Also created a Sesame Street page which could hve been relevant (Pixar did produce a few shorts for that show), but has nonsensical contents (I think it should be deleted, and if need be recreated from scratch), and then moved that page to PyschoPieO, showing that it was never intended to be an on-topic page. Has also twice removed the delete tag from that page without the proper discussion. — evilquoll (talk) 21:51, February 11, 2019 (UTC)

The idiot also vandalised my user page. Definitely needs the boot. — evilquoll (talk) 21:54, February 11, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for cleaning up, I've blocked this user plus 2 others for adding garbage to the Monsters University character pages. Hopefully I've deleted the bad images/videos. --Jeff (talk) 02:26, February 12, 2019 (UTC)

Bad image name

File:Images.jpeg is proof positive of why an image policy would be a good idea; a name like that practically invites careless overwriting, and this has indeed happened, several times. — evilquoll (talk) 21:57, February 11, 2019 (UTC)

Mistake

Hi, Jeff, my is name Harold and I have noticed there was such a huge mistake you made, and it's that you reverted my edits on the page called The Underminer. I'll explain why.

I'm aware that there's a rule on this wiki saying that antagonist categories and antagonist fussing is not allowed and I'm aware that the Primary Villains category is the only antagonist/villain category that is allowed. But, the Underminer should be added to the Primary Villains category for the following reasons:

For starters, I'm aware that the Underminer is a minor antagonist in The Incredbles 1 and The Incredibles 2, but he is the main antagonist of the Incredibles video game called The Rise of The Underminer. TheSuperGenius (talk) 02:59, March 8, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment and thoughts. I'm very glad you've read our wiki policies, thank you! Video games are third party works and not the primary work of Pixar. The primary villain category is only for those works done directly by Pixar, so the feature films, short films, TV specials. Thanks again! --Jeff (talk) 03:18, March 8, 2019 (UTC)

Yet more edit warring

User:Esbonl is repeatedly claiming that the Pizza Planet Truck could be in The Incredibles, despite everything we know (including the fact that claimed "sightings" are invariably too vague/blurred to be verifiable), and even in the light of being reverted by RaptorWiki. It would appear that further intervention is needed. — evilquoll (talk) 23:26, March 8, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, the user has been warned. --Jeff (talk) 00:23, March 9, 2019 (UTC)

PP truck in The Incredibles - source

Since you didn't reply on my talk page, I'm asking you again here: can you provide the source do the claim that "both director Brad Bird and Lee Unkrich confirmed that the pizza planet truck does not show up in The Incredibles"? - Esbonl (talk) 21:45, March 12, 2019 (UTC)

This is well known information so no, I'm not going to go back through the director's commentary, old interviews, etc, to find the information. --Jeff (talk) 22:01, March 12, 2019 (UTC)

Jacob Williamson

FYI, user Jacob Williamson created a lot of fanon pages and images. I've marked some of the pages for deletion, but might want to check his contributions page to make sure you delete all the pages and images. Thanks in advance. Magitroopa (talk) 09:54, March 18, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 13:33, March 18, 2019 (UTC)

Al McWhiggin

Hi.
I still think it wrong to label Al the "secondary" antagonist as his actions have far more influence on the events of the plot than those of Stinky Pete. He should at least be called the "central" antagonist. This does not require relegating Stinky Pete to secondary villain status. The "central" and "main" antagonist are not necessarily the same person. As an analogy, one might argue that Saruman is the main villain of Lord of the Rings, as he occupies the main spotlight of the drama. But the central villain is clearly Sauron himself, even though he barely appears. In both cases the central antagonist is ultimately responsible for the conflict driving the plot, while the main antagonist acts as the immediate vehicle of that conflict and so receives far more exposure. The labels "central" and "main" are used for those same characters over at the Disney Wiki. I propose that the same terms should be used here.
Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Artistsanomalous (talkcontribs) March 23, 2019, 23:02.

Thanks for expressing your opinion on the topic of Stinky Pete and Al McWhiggin. It's definitely a touchy subject, as can be seen by how many times these 2 characters have been edited and changed between primary and secondary antagonist or villain. Plus, we've discussed this topic pretty heavily on the Primary Villains talk page. This is why we've defined a "no antagonist fussing" wiki policy. So I really appreciate you bringing it up on my talk page rather than just charging ahead and making edits to the character pages! I'll be honest, I have a hard time seeing the difference between a central and a main antagonist, and I think that could lead to more confusion. But if you can clearly define these terms and their use, I'd suggest bringing it up on the villains talk page mentioned above to get other people's feedback. Thanks again! --Jeff (talk) 23:15, March 23, 2019 (UTC)

Franciswickersham350

Franciswickersham350 needs a blocking. Changing pages relating to "Monsters" or "Monsters Inc." or "Monsters University" to monkeys. Thanks in advance. Magitroopa (talk) 17:25, March 31, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 17:33, March 31, 2019 (UTC)

Pay Uploads

I remember when I uploaded a video of "The Adventures of André & Wally B." onto this wiki and you took it as a copyright violation. I found pay uploads of Pixar shorts on YouTube (the ones you need to pay to watch) and was wondering whether or not those are allowed.

PurpleParrots7 (talk) 23:44, April 1, 2019 (UTC)

No, if you have to pay to view them, then they can't be used on the wiki. --Jeff (talk) 03:51, April 2, 2019 (UTC)
I totally agree with this; generally speaking, if a resource is not available to all users, it's not wiki material. For this reason, I yesterday deleted a video from the DreamWorks wiki (because it is watchable in the USA only), and today edited the Lightning McQueen article to replace a reference with an equivalent which doesn't try to force me to turn off my ad-blocker (if you don't like my using an ad-blocker, don't run ads). — evilquoll (talk) 07:21, April 2, 2019 (UTC)

Mgxtra

I feel so bad for always posting different people to 'report' them on your talk page, but I think this user's edits are self explanatory. Magitroopa (talk) 19:30, April 4, 2019 (UTC)

No need to feel bad, I'm glad you noticed it and informed me, plus fixed the vandalism. I've blocked the user, oops, I mean user and sock puppets. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 19:37, April 4, 2019 (UTC)

Riley's First Date

What do you think of Riley's First Date?

What do you think of Riley's First Date?

Jesse Nangle 16 (talk) 05:29, April 9, 2019 (UTC)

Jesse Nangle 16

I like it, thanks. Note, we do not use generic categories on this wiki. We also don't put a location category on a character page. Please refer to our wiki policies. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 14:24, April 9, 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Manager

Hi Dvcnut! My name's Chris, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager for Pixar Wiki!

I'm here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my talk page.

Super excited for Toy Story 4 this year, been a fan of Toy Story my entire life! More users will come here when Toy Story 4 releases, if you need a hand with anything please let me know. :) --Spongebob456 talk 11:58, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the info and offer of help, I appreciate it! --Jeff (talk) 13:43, May 19, 2019 (UTC)
No problem! :) --Spongebob456 talk 14:57, May 19, 2019 (UTC)

Incredibles 2 success!

Hi Dvcnut! Elsa and I messaged RaptorWiki with questions and suggestions about Toy Story 4 coming up and the exciting times for the wiki. They asked us to message you about it, would you mind reading the thread please, and perhaps respond here? Thanks! :) --Spongebob456 talk 13:05, May 31, 2019 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for reaching out. As you've noticed, we haven't enabled discussions or even forums. I think part of this (at least for me) is a lack of knowledge of those features. But also is the limited amount of admin time RaptorWiki and I have had for the wiki, and I worry that these will increase the time I need to spend monitoring the wiki. I feel we have very little "drama" here on the wiki (and therefore not much required time commitment) and I think most of that is the lack of discussion boards.
I also question whether a discussion feature would be useful or well used on this wiki. We have built this wiki for official Pixar information only, and so topics like Pixar fan theories, suggestions for future films, etc, are not allowed except for user blogs. We've had to block users who violate the "only official information" policy. I don't see much activity with user blogs, and what I do see seems to be mostly people arguing about Jurassic Park references in Pixar films! While discussions would give these users another outlet to explore and discuss topics (like fan theories, etc), I'm concerned that will filter into the regular wiki pages, again, leading to additional monitoring and management.
Finally, I may be wrong but I think discussions would probably work well with moderators who could start discussions, launch polls, etc. Neither RaptorWiki or I have the time to do that.
With all of that, I'd be willing to at least try enabling discussions and see what happens, as long as it's clear it's just a trial and could be disabled at any time. With Toy Story 4 coming out right around the corner it's a good time to try it. Hopefully enabling and disabling the feature is fairly simple? How would it be visible to wiki users? I think adding a link under the Community tab would be good, and/or adding it to the Special:Community page. It looks like users can report spam and inappropriate content - as an admin would I be notified in these cases? Is there something I need to do to get those notifications?
Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 21:38, May 31, 2019 (UTC)
Hi! That's totally fine and I can understand your concerns. I've been there before where you are almost scared to activate a new feature for fear it will worsen the experience on the community. That's a normal response, don't worry! That's what I'm here for, to help you through these steps to positive outcomes.
That brings me on to the point about growth on the wiki. I understand your point about bringing in more users may create more drama, but that can also work on the flipside though as the more you grow the community, the more awesome users join to help you out. This means you have more contenders to be admins, content moderators, rollbacks etc along side you! :)
So if the fanon content does filter onto article pages, you'll have more users and eventually admins who can monitor that and help out.
With Discussions concerns, there are a group of users called 'Global Discussion Moderators' who can monitor Discussions with you to keep it clean of spam. While enabling discussions as a trial isn't possible, it shouldn't be needed as Discussions will be well moderated and will be popular among community members. :)
More information on Discussions can be found here and they're located on the right-hand side of the wiki navigation. Take a look at an example on the Star Wars wiki if you are interested! Any user can start a poll on Discussions, so no need to worry about mod input.
Discussions is also a compulsory feature if you want to be included on the Fandom app. The app is a really cool way of discussing a topic and browsing the wiki on a mobile device - check it out here!
Hopefully this helps! :) --Spongebob456 talk 11:33, June 1, 2019 (UTC)
Hi! Is this okay? Would you be open to me enabling Discussions? :) --Spongebob456 talk 18:55, June 2, 2019 (UTC)
Yes, you can enable it. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 19:41, June 2, 2019 (UTC)
Great! So I've just enabled Discussions, feel free to have a play around with them. For your concern about spam in Discussions, do you know of any users on Pixar Wiki who would be open to being a Discussions moderator for Discussions to help clear up any spam?
Either way, we can have a Global Discussions Moderator check the Discussions here to make sure they are well moderated. Does this sound okay? :)
Without meaning to overload you with information (please tell me if I am!) there is another feature designed to help mobile users called the Mobile Main Page. This feature creates an organised main page design for mobile devices and is curated by wiki admins. This will not affect the design of your current desktop main page, and will be a great way to draw mobile users in. Would you be open to me making a start on this and then showing you what it would look like? :) --Spongebob456 talk 18:58, June 3, 2019 (UTC)
I don't have anyone at the moment interested in being a moderator. I'm hoping as an Admin I am automatically a moderator, or is there something I need to do to enable that? Sure, having a global moderator would be great, thanks.
As for the mobile main page, that would be great. I've been looking at the Star Wars wiki, both within the Fandom app and the website (both the desktop and mobile versions). To be honest, I don't understand the desktop view of the site, and really like the layout of the mobile site and the Fandom app wiki view - looks like it's organized by categories that I would expect - films, television, etc. For the Pixar wiki, I would want it in one of two ways. First, I like the design of our Desktop view and so could see the Fandom app being similar with something like the desktop main column: Feature Films, then Upcoming Films, Short Films, etc. Another possible way would be more like the Star Wars design by categories - Feature Films, Shorts, Characters, Actors. Hope this makes sense, thanks. --Jeff (talk) 20:36, June 3, 2019 (UTC)
Hi! As an admin you do automatically get moderator rights, but it is also sometimes useful to have dedicated Discussions moderators to moderate to free up time for you to handle the content side. I'll get in touch with staff to arrange Global Discussion Moderator support, no problem!
Your mobile main page would look exactly like Star Wars wiki's does, but yours will be curated to Pixar wiki's needs. So we would include categories specific to this wiki to make it nice and easy for users to navigate to articles they want. I'll make a start on the mobile main page using your criteria to give you an idea of what it would look like, and before we know it, it'll be complete in no time!
Once the mobile main page is finished and, now that Discussions is enabled, we can put you forward to be featured on the Fandom app. Exciting times! :) --Spongebob456 talk 18:06, June 4, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I looked for our wiki in the app and didn't see it today. Maybe the mobile main page has to be complete before the community is available in the app? --Jeff (talk) 18:41, June 4, 2019 (UTC)
No problem! The process works by checking a wiki meets the criteria to be included on the Fandom app, such as having a curated mobile main page and Discussions enabled. Once both of those criteria are fulfilled, I forward this wiki to Fandom staff responsible for the app who doublecheck the wiki meet the requirements and then proceed to add it to the app. Hopefully that makes sense.
Just a heads up, we are having some issues with wiki permissions in me editing the mobile main page, hopefully those can be fixed soon so I can work on it. If you would like to have a go at editing it now, go right ahead. More details on the app can be found here and I can offer help with editing it from here until I get the permissions to access it.
Do you have Discord at all? That would be a great way to contact me as well. I can be found there at Spongebob456#7402. :) 18:59, June 4, 2019 (UTC)
Yep, that makes sense. If I get some time I'll take a look at the help page and see what I can do, probably won't be until late today (unlikely) or tomorrow at the earliest. No Discord account, haven't needed one, will think about it. --Jeff (talk) 19:06, June 4, 2019 (UTC)
All good, if you have any questions about mobile main page (MMP), Discord or anything please let us know. I'll hopefully get back to you ASAP on the MMP once permissions are sorted out. :) --Spongebob456 talk 19:14, June 4, 2019 (UTC)
Hi! I'm jumping in to let you know that Fandom would like to offer you cinema tickets for Toy Story 4, to thank you for all your great work. All I need from you is an email address and the movie theater and time you would like to go to in advance, so I can send you the tickets. You can email me at emalbrun@fandom.com. Let me know if you're interested :) Hypsoline (talk) 08:47, June 5, 2019 (UTC)
Of course I'm interested, thank you so much!! I'll get an email off to you shortly. Just to make sure I understand, do you need to know a specific date and showtime? Thanks again! --Jeff (talk) 18:34, June 5, 2019 (UTC)
Not that I will probably be of much help, since I am so very busy, but I have added Jeff and Spongebob to discord as well. I am raptor0192#1998. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 18:50, June 11, 2019 (UTC)

Affiliation

Hello! I'm Peony, an admin on the newly-created Onward Wiki. Would you possibly be interested in affiliating this wiki with the Onward Wiki? It's still small, as I've only just started expanding it, and there isn't much information about it out there yet, but hopefully soon it'll be bigger. And I understand if you'd rather not, of course. :) {{SUBST:User:Pinkpeony73/Sig}} 16:09, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

Hi Peony! Please take a look at our Affiliates page, I think that will help! --Jeff (talk) 19:39, June 2, 2019 (UTC)
Okay, thanks! {{SUBST:User:Pinkpeony73/Sig}} 21:00, June 2, 2019 (UTC)

Global Discussions Moderator

Hello! I’m Ursuul, a member of the Global Discussions Moderator team here to help manage Discussions for you for the next few months, per the conversation above. I’ve already taken the liberty to establish a mockup of Discussions Categories I think will be likely to see use, but if you would prefer a different set then by all means feel free to delete, add, & rearrange to your heart’s content; it’s easy to do at this early stage with few posts.

You should feel welcome to get involved & take command as you wish, but if not then I am perfectly capable of handling everything for you. If you like, you’re welcome to set up some Discussions Guidelines that you’d want me to enforce, although I can write them myself using my best judgment if you’d rather go full AUTO 😛

It will be my pleasure to hopefully field new Moderators & perhaps even train new editors for this Wiki, & to make sure that Discussions is an asset to you & this Wiki rather than a detriment. Good day!
UrsuulTalkGDMDate10:15 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the assistance! The current guidelines look good to start with. Thanks again! --Jeff (talk) 21:07, June 5, 2019 (UTC)

Preparing for Toy Story 4

Hi again! We're making great progress so far. With Toy Story 4 releasing super soon, it's important we carry on making progress to attract as many users as possible here and to make life easy for them.

I think we need to be featuring Toy Story 4 more prominently to make the most out of its release. To begin with, I would temporarily put Toy Story 4 first into your wiki's navigation after 'Universe' and put content related to the movie under the Characters, Movies etc headings. This will improve SEO (the search ranking for your wiki) so will draw in viewers to view quality Toy Story 4 content in time for the movie. After a month or so after release, you are free to move it in navigation. :)

Secondly, on your main page, it's important to feature Toy Story 4 first in your slider to promote the movie and, again, to draw viewers to the Toy Story 4 content which you've been working hard on.

I think the community also needs to be focusing efforts on character articles in particular, especially Bo Peep, given her return to the franchise (after 24 years!).

If you need help from Fandom's Content Team on this, please let us know!

Have you had any more thoughts about Discord? That would really help speed up the communication process. :) --Spongebob456 talk 17:45, June 6, 2019 (UTC)

I've create a Toy Story 4 top-level navigation link. It looks like there are some very small limits to how many entries can be in the navigation lists. I've also made the TS4 link first in the main page slider.
But as you point out, yes, now that we have Toy Story 4 prominently displayed, it becomes obviously clear the associated pages are low on content. Usually pages get filled out more once the film is released, since we don't allow unofficial information, rumors, speculation, etc, and we don't allow spoilers until the release date. But hopefully people will pitch in and add what is known to the pages.
I created a discord account and hopefully added you as a friend. I am dvcnut#5045. --Jeff (talk) 22:31, June 6, 2019 (UTC)
Great work! These changes should really help with the user experience.
Absolutely, I get what you mean about content after the movie releases. I think that if we can keep these character articles up-to-date with even information from the trailers, this will generate hype for the movie and will encourage the users to revisit the articles once they've seen the movie.
People will pitch in to help and if we can make the reader experience as good as can be for the wiki, then these readers are likely to become editors to help out.
I got your from request on Discord and I added you, that'll be a great way to reach me if you want to live chat and resolve any questions you have quickly. :)
I'll have some more ways to bring in contributors soon, stay tuned! --Spongebob456 talk 20:57, June 7, 2019 (UTC)
I added you as a friend on Discord as well Dvcnut. We should create a server to coordinate our efforts. Also, have you received my email about the movie tickets? I need an answer very soon. Finally, I also need to talk to both of you about a contest idea I have. And great news for all the changes you made, it will help a lot. Hypsoline (talk) 10:16, June 11, 2019 (UTC)
Yep, saw your invite and accepted it, thanks. Also responded to your email about the tickets. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 15:03, June 11, 2019 (UTC)

Mobile Main Page

I added content in the Mobile Main Page, you can have a look. It was not enough to request to be part of the Fandom App, now it should be. let me know what you think. You can update it whenever you want. Tip: Just fill out the Featured Content and Optional Categories sections, forget about the Featured Categories. Hypsoline (talk) 10:35, June 11, 2019 (UTC)

It looks good, thanks for filling it out more! --Jeff (talk) 15:02, June 11, 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome :) Hypsoline (talk) 15:55, June 11, 2019 (UTC)

It's me.

Portable infoboxes

Hi! So I have another recommendation in our efforts to prepare this wiki for the release of Toy Story 4. With Toy Story 4 releasing in a week or two, lots more users will be coming to the wiki so it would be a good idea to make the wiki as accessible as possible for users on a variety of devices, desktop and mobile.

Have you heard of or used Portable Infoboxes (PIs) before? They're really useful for users on mobile devices!

You're using them for some of your infoboxes at the moment (like here) but as a refresher, PIs are a type of infobox that are easier to code and also display better on mobile devices. This is very important as more people are using mobile devices and wikis need to do their best to accommodate those readers. PIs can be styled in a variety of ways and look great on both mobile and desktop devices.

For more details on PIs and portability, this is a great resource!

Your PIs at the moment use headings for the name, image, performer and appearances details. With the purpose of infoboxes being to provide key information about a character or movie, it would be good to include other aspects such as the personality of the character, physical characteristics, their friends/enemies etc. We would be able to assist you with editing the PIs to the wiki's needs and get them ready for the increased user traffic over the coming weeks.

What do you think? If you have any questions please let me know! :) --Spongebob456 talk 17:58, June 12, 2019 (UTC)

Seems to make sense. But looking at the help page and some of our main templates (Character, Film, Short), they all are using Infobox. Maybe I'm missing something but it looks like our content should be mostly good for mobile? --Jeff (talk) 01:27, June 13, 2019 (UTC)
Hi, yep! Most of it is good for mobile, but I'm also referring to having more fields in the infoboxes to include key details on Pixar content such as characters, movies, locations etc. A good example is the character infobox on the Kung Fu Panda wiki. Including more fields gives more key details for readers. How does that sound? :) --Spongebob456 talk 15:55, June 14, 2019 (UTC)
I don't have a problem expanding the fields. I see someone has done that recently to our Film template, and we've extended the super hero character template for The Incredibles, that's all good stuff. --Jeff (talk) 20:02, June 15, 2019 (UTC)

Harrison123456

Wiki user Harrison123456 keeps making unneeded edits to the "Outtakes" wiki article and causing edit wars every time I reverted his unneeded edits. I left him a message about it, but he completely ignored me. Please kindly block him as long as you possibly can because he's obviously a troll. Thanks.

GrayWolf2 (talk) 08:08, June 21, 2019 (UTC)GrayWolf2

Gabby Gabby

Why did you undo my edit on the Gabby Gabby article? The character's main goal was more to get Woody's voicebox than to keep toys in her antique store. To say the latter was true seems misleading, as it makes her out to be villainous, when really she was just desperate to gain affection from the store owner's granddaugther. Woody even agrees to give Gabby his voicebox later in the film. 

Heghodge (talk) 22:46, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, you are correct. Thanks for asking me, I misread your edit and so removed it. I have hopefully put it back the way it was before (without the word former, which is what I was really trying to get rid of). Feel free to edit/change it if necessary! --Jeff (talk) 02:36, June 27, 2019 (UTC)

Rename request — image,jpg

This image illustrates the dangers of allowing such a generic file name to be used. It was first used in 2016 to upload an image which is claimed to be the Pizza Planet Truck in Finding Dory, and added to the PPT talk page; then, in February 2019, someone used the same file name to upload a LEGO Incredibles figure image. Since the latter was not used on any page that I know of, and it doesn't fit the usage of the original upload, I have reverted the image; but I think it needs to be renamed to something like "ppt-fd.jpg", and perhaps the original file name should be locked down to prevent further abuse. — evilquoll (talk) 03:38, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I see that file has been renamed now 3 times. Thanks for flagging it, I have given it hopefully a more descriptive name. --Jeff (talk) 13:04, June 29, 2019 (UTC)

Please Block Fishtroop.

Hello, can you block Fishtroop due to vandalism and possbile sockpuppet?VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 04:46, July 9, 2019 (UTC)

Fishtroop is almost certainly a sock of already-blocked user Supahstah. Has already been blocked from the DreamWorks Wiki. — evilquoll (talk) 08:47, July 9, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, and cleaning up! The user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 12:16, July 9, 2019 (UTC)

Goldfishtroop

Goldfishtroop is a sockpuppet of Supahstah , can you block him again.VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 18:19, July 10, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 18:50, July 10, 2019 (UTC)

Protect page Remy so only auto-confirmed users can edit it.

I found out that Supahstah and his sockpuppets are edit warring and changing its name over and over again, can you protect it so only auto-confirmed users can edit it?VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 19:18, July 11, 2019 (UTC)

Stewie?

Hello there! We've never met before but I've been a minor member of the wikia for a while. I noticed that another other user created this page Stewie Trivia with false information relating to some unknown thing that is apparently a "live-action/animation" movie. I doubt it was anything to do with Pixar. It all seems very fishy and I thought you might be able to look into it.

Also, I was aware that somebody was vandalizing the Luigi and Remy pages, and I was able to help out by fixing the pages today :)

The GTA Nerd (talk) 02:27, July 12, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the note, I have removed the page and warned the user. Also, thanks much for your contributions and assistance with cleaning up those pages! --Jeff (talk) 03:03, July 12, 2019 (UTC)

Could you edit the page on the Disney Fandom site and edit the Toy Story 2 page on the Disney Fandom site and add "It was put into theatres on the film's theatrical release one month later (December 25th). The 2000 Widescreen DVD version has the original credits and the VHS and Fullscreen DVD Version and the 2010 DVD/Blu-ray release has the bloopers at the end credits. However the 2005 Special Edition DVD has the original credits, and the bloopers appear as a separate bonus feature. The 2019 UHD release uses the bloopers at the credits, but the clip of Prospector chatting with the Barbies in his box has been removed. It was also cut from the versions available digitally." Could you leave a message to gray wolf to unblock me so I can add and edit page on the Disney Fandom site... 

https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Toy_Story_2#Miscellaneous

User:Amee Jacobs

This user has done nothing but create tons of "foo/Transcript" pages, and corresponding categories, and all of those pages are blank placeholders (they say only "foo is a transcript"). In at least one case (WALL•E), the transcript page is IIRC a re-creation of content which was already created and deleted at least once before, and is pointless anyway as the main article already has a "Transcript" section. Looks like a massive clean-up is needed. — evilquoll (talk) 00:46, August 18, 2019 (UTC)

Ack! This is twice this user has done this. I blocked them this time, and will clean this up, my fault for not blocking after the first time it happened. --Jeff (talk) 01:03, August 18, 2019 (UTC)

Toy Story 4

How many mistakes are there in Toy Story 4?


Packers99 (talk) 14:07

I don't know the answer to that. Maybe once the blu-ray is out people will start listing them. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 02:14, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Affiliation

Hi Dvcnut,

I'm TotallyLogical, an adminstrator from the Toy Story Wiki and we we're wondering if you would like to affiliate with us.

I have already placed your button on our site. Your Name: TotallyLogical Website URL: [1] Your Email: Message_Wall:TotallyLogical or DM on Discord (ThatLogicalGuy#8013) 100 x 50 Button: Toy Story 100x50 Affiliates Logo (hope I sized it right)

If you have any questions, let me know!

02:10, August 19, 2019 (UTC)
Hey TotallyLogical, thanks much! I've added your button to our affiliate page. --Jeff (talk) 02:23, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Monster2319

Can you please block this user for a week, he is saying that Mr. Incredible is a protagonist when Elastigirl is the protagonist of Incredibles 2 when Mr. Incredible is the deuteragonist.VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 22:04, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the note and helping undo the edits. The user has been warned. If such behavior continues please let me know. Thanks again. --Jeff (talk) 22:24, August 19, 2019 (UTC)

Fishtroop strikes back.

This guy is back and me and antheor user is so sick of this can you block this account?

User:Seahorsetroop

VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 23:20, August 27, 2019 (UTC)

Blank Pages

Hi Dvcnut,

There is a user by the name of User:1Zacharymonroe* who has been creating blank pages/pages without content on the wiki. Just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to delete them. Sense the user joined recently, I left a note on their talk page with some guidence on editing articles. If the pages are relevant, I might try to expand them later. Thank You!

Best Regards, Kevin TotallyLogicalTalk 17:23, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I believe this is a sock puppet for a previously blocked user who did this same type of behavior. I have warned the user and will block them if the behavior continues. The pages are relevant but just missing basic information like a summary sentence and categories, so feel free to edit and add information to them. let me know if this behavior continues. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 17:53, September 12, 2019 (UTC)
Hi, It appears that the user has created more blank pages. TotallyLogicalTalk 20:42, September 12, 2019 (UTC)
Also, you can go ahead and delete those pages, I copied the names to my sandbox and I will work on them from there rather than trying to find those pages later. Here is the list of pages which need deleting. Thanks, TotallyLogicalTalk 20:58, September 12, 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 21:45, September 12, 2019 (UTC)
No Problem TotallyLogicalTalk 22:33, September 12, 2019 (UTC)

Vandal(s) attack

Hi Jeff,

There are a couple of vandals on the loose renaming pages, editing userpages, remving content, and inserting nnsense, etc. Likely sockpuppets as they seem to edit the same page(s).

In addition, please delete this page and rename this page back to Jackson Storm. I reverted the rest. Thanks, KevinTalk 01:26, September 16, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I hope I've blocked the 2 main culprits and deleted/cleaned up anything remaining. There are a couple other users on my list to watch. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 01:47, September 16, 2019 (UTC)

Another Vandal (Likely Sock)

Hi Jeff,

We have another vandal (I think it's a sock) vandalizing the Jackson Storm page. Sense they just blanked the page and added category's, I was able to revert it and restore the page. Thanks, KevinTalk 16:30, September 16, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 16:33, September 16, 2019 (UTC)
No problem! KevinTalk 16:35, September 16, 2019 (UTC)

Two vandals

User:MoyerDestroyer added VeggieTales fanon about 10 days ago, disguised as Toy Story and A Bug's Life promotional material.

User:Awesome Dawson Films! has vandalised two pages.

Both of these need to be dealt with. — evilquoll (talk) 18:59, September 25, 2019 (UTC)

Also, User:Katomg123 has for the fifth time inserted her personal opinion into the Violet Parr article (describing her as "very beautiful", which as well as being opinion is also a very creepy way to describe a 14 year old). As I have already warned her twice about this, and she still continues, I think admin action is needed. — evilquoll (talk) 23:49, September 25, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning up and the heads up. Hopefully I've deleted the pages and blocked the right folks! --Jeff (talk) 02:52, September 26, 2019 (UTC)

Pixar opens Movie Week on this year's "Strictly Come Dancing"

Check this out from last night's "Strictly Come Dancing", the UK equivalent of what I believe you call "Dancing with Stars".

Hollywood magic brings epic group dance! - Week 3 Movies BBC Strictly 2019

Hollywood magic brings epic group dance! - Week 3 Movies BBC Strictly 2019

I thought you might be interested and be able to find out where else on Pixar Wiki to post this and where to add trivia about it. Jenkins92 (talk) 07:12, October 6, 2019 (UTC)

I've been unable to get the video to play yet (I am using a poor internet connection), but from the little I can see, it doesn't look to be anything officially associated with Pixar, right? So this is a situation of a Pixar related event. I don't think we'd create a whole page for this. Since the dancers are dressed up in The Incredibles, maybe on that trivia page. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 14:23, October 6, 2019 (UTC)

Onward trailer + wiki update

Hey there! I left a message on Discord a while back and wasn't sure if you were able to check yet.

How are things going? The wiki's looking in great shape, especially with the new Onward trailer dropping today! Cannot wait for that movie. Is it worth giving the wiki a new Onward-themed background perhaps as Toy Story 4 has been out for a good while now? I can help with that if needed! :) --Spongebob456 talk 16:28, October 10, 2019 (UTC)

Hello! Sorry, I haven't been ignoring you, just too much stuff going on so haven't had any time for Pixar wiki love! :) Sure, a new background would be super cool! I'm sure someone has uploaded the latest trailer by now, I haven't had time to watch it. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 20:38, October 10, 2019 (UTC)
No problem! Real life comes first. I'll get to work on a background and see what I can come up with. I'm thinking of either something more general, or perhaps focused on new releases such as Onward, Forky Asks a Question and Soul. Do you have a preference? :) --Spongebob456 talk 12:51, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
I think a combined background would be best. Onward and Soul come out so close together, I could see us using a single background throughout the releases of both. So maybe we'll need 2 background, one with those 2 films (that we use once we get into 2020) and then one that adds Forky Asks a Question (and Monsters At Work?) that can be used now. What do you think? --Jeff (talk) 14:07, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
I think that makes a lot of sense. I don't see why you can't include Onward on a background now as it's had both trailers and it is the next big release. Maybe Onward and Forky Asks a Question on a background for now? And then in 2020 you could add in Soul perhaps and Monsters At Work. I only say Monsters at Work in 2020 as it doesn't look like that will be a launch title. We also don't have many assets for it as of yet to work with. --Spongebob456 talk 18:00, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Yea, I'm good with that, there's a lot more attention being given to Onward with the latest trailer, and very little for Soul. So do that, go with a combined Onward and Forky Asks a Question. Thanks much! --Jeff (talk) 18:43, October 12, 2019 (UTC)
Hey! So I've drawn something up and I did manage to integrate Soul into it as we do have a few images available. Monsters at Work has so few at the minute. What do you think? I was considering seeing if we can get Luxo Jr. in there as well somewhere but that's up to you. :) --Spongebob456 talk 10:45, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
I like it! I think Forky is so funny, LOL. As for Luxo Jr., is that something you could incorporate in the middle of the image? I don't even know how often we would see that part of the image but at least it would be in it. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 13:57, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Yeah you wouldn't be able to see it unfortunately but I added it in. I'll show an image below of it and, if RaptorWiki approves, you could go ahead and implement it! :) --Spongebob456 talk 15:43, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
Pixar Background Onward Forky 3
That's perfect, thanks! --Jeff (talk) 17:24, October 13, 2019 (UTC)
RaptorWiki is happy! If you want to implement it using that file I posted above, feel free to go ahead! Happy to help if needed. :) --Spongebob456 talk 17:44, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
OK, done. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 18:02, October 14, 2019 (UTC)
Wooo! No problem at all. Glad I could help! :D --Spongebob456 talk 16:15, October 16, 2019 (UTC)


Tim Allen meeting the Thingamajig at the Emmys

Dvcnut, have you seen the 71st Emmys in September?, Because Buzz Lightyear's voice actor Tim Allen saw a Thingamajig when he was introducing the accountants from Ernst & Young on September 22, 2019.
Tim Allen Has A Very Serious Job EMMYS LIVE! 2019

Tim Allen Has A Very Serious Job EMMYS LIVE! 2019

Cool, thanks. --Jeff (talk) 02:00, October 19, 2019 (UTC)


Jeff, When Tim Allen was at the 71st emmys on September 22nd, Did he mention The Thingamajig from The Masked Singer when he was introducing the accountants from Ernst & Young?

Problem with Barbie page

Hi Jeff, I'm having problems editing the Barbie page. I keep trying to put in the info about her cameo in Toy Story 4, but it keeps blocking me and saying that it's spam when it isn't. Could you please help me. DisneyFan18111928 (talk) 00:46, October 23, 2019 (UTC)

I don't understand, I've never heard of a case where when you publish the page blocks you or states that your edit is spam. You'll have to give me further information. Or, try recreating the page in the Sandbox (so something like /Sandbox/Barbie) and see if you can save your changes there. --Jeff (talk) 01:00, October 23, 2019 (UTC)

Fishtroop is back.

I think I know why Fishtroop is vandalizing pages, doing the extact same vandalism, check his edit on the Monsters Inc. page.VideoGamer 234245 (talk) 17:43, October 26, 2019 (UTC)

Why Buzz Lightyear interfear with Thingamajig

Jeff, When Tim Allen was at the 71st emmys on September 22nd, Did he mention The Thingamajig from The Masked Singer when he was introducing the accountants from Ernst & Young on that night?

I'm sorry, I don't have any idea what you are talking about. I didn't watch this portion of the Emmy's and don't know what or who The Thingamajig is. --Jeff (talk) 21:37, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
Then why don't you watch the portion of the Emmy's again and search the web for The Masked Singer for yourself? --Andrew (talk) 22:08, October 27, 2019 (UTC)
Tim Allen Has A Very Serious Job EMMYS LIVE! 2019

Tim Allen Has A Very Serious Job EMMYS LIVE! 2019

Vandal

User:Mrh3shVideoGamer 234245 (talk) 15:43, November 24, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, the user has been blocked. --Jeff (talk) 03:22, November 25, 2019 (UTC)

Yankovie

Yankovie, aka Disneysaurus, is still continuing to make stupid comments about Disney referencing Jurassic Park. He clearly hasn't learnt a thing. Please ban him. CrashBash (talk) 16:54, November 30, 2019 (UTC)

As long as this user is only making these comments on his talk page and blog, it’s fine with me. I think the best thing to do is ignore it and not comment on the users talk page, that just leads to more unnecessary discussion. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 17:06, November 30, 2019 (UTC)
It's a sockpuppet account, though. He shouldn't even be there in the first place. CrashBash (talk) 18:11, November 30, 2019 (UTC)
OK, I have blocked the user. I either forgot the user was a sock puppet, or was feeling generous at that time. But the behavior hasn't changed so they have been blocked. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 23:10, November 30, 2019 (UTC)

User:Sheko the tarzan

As far as I know, this user has posted nothing but fanon (images included). He has done so again today. And if you check the revision history of the deleted Coca cola article, you will find that all the images linked to nonexistent articles, one of which was an obscenity. evilquoll (talk) 18:47, December 15, 2019 (UTC)

Mike Wazowski page

Hey Dvcnut,

Due to excessive vandlaism that's been going on for months on the Mike Wazowski page, could you please protect the page the block new and unregistered users from editing. Thanks!TotallyLogical📮📝 20:19, December 18, 2019 (UTC)

I don't think that's necessary, there hasn't been that much vandalism, but I'll keep an eye on it, thanks! --Jeff (talk) 03:45, December 19, 2019 (UTC)

who received the most screen time in the movie UP: Charles (who only appeared at the beginning and end) or Alpha (who rode a great adventure)

Charles vs Alpha

who received the most screen time in the movie UP: Charles (who only appeared at the beginning and end) or Alpha (who rode a great adventure)

Baz and Bernie's voice actors

According to Voicechasers, it says Lee Unkrich plays Baz (red crab, unamed).

And according to the Visual Commentary (seen on Finding Nemo 2-Disc Collecter's Edition Disc 1), it shows Rove McManus playing Bernie (green crab, unamed).

Dillonjames06 (talk) 02:37, January 2, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the note! I would say the Visual Commentary is an official source and don't have a problem if you add Rove to the page. You should reference the Visual Commentary. If you're unsure how to create a reference, let me know and I can do it, or give it your best try and I can fix it if necessary.
As for Voicechasers, do you know where that sites gets its information? I've never heard of it. If it's something like IMDb, we would not consider it official. For most voice actor credits, I will refer to the official press kits for the final word. But I've also used tweets from voice actors saying they are doing a part, or have even received emails from actors saying they performed a role. Thanks. --Jeff (talk) 03:21, January 2, 2020 (UTC)

Toy Story edits

To Dvcnut,

I wanted to edit the main movie pages just like the backs of Pixar movies, but I ended up causing an accident with the Toy Story page. Can you please help me? I can't fix this by myself.

Thanks, Cameronhhs

Hi, thanks for letting me know, and thanks for helping make our wiki better! I have reverted your edits. You can always use the "Undo" command to undo your edits. I'd strongly suggest to use the "Preview" button to make sure your changes look correct before publishing. Also, if you're unfamiliar with a template or how we do things on the wiki, look at other similar pages to get a feel. Remember, we try to make things consistent on the wiki, which is a lot of work since Pixar now has over 20 films. I would suggest before making a large number of edits, try one or two and see how other people react to them or if they get reverted. Let me know if you have any other questions! --Jeff (talk) 18:25, January 14, 2020 (UTC)

Onward prep!

Hey Dvcnut! Have you got any further plans for Pixar Wiki up until the release of Onward soon? I'm happy to help execute ideas and offer some of my own! I was wondering if changing the skin to a purely Onward themed one might be a good idea so close to release. Let me know what you think! :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 19:00, January 23, 2020 (UTC)

I didn't have anything really planned but I liked what we did for Toy Story 4 last summer, with a new background and adding links to the film and characters in the top menu. If you're offering to creating a background image for Onward that would be fabulous! Thanks so much! --Jeff (talk) 01:45, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
I already took the liberty of starting on a new background - what do you think? Don't worry too much about the wordmark on there right now, I was just playing around. The current wiki wordmark would work fine but I'm happy to have another crack at another one if you'd like me to! --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 17:14, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
Yep, I like it! - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 17:32, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I like it too! So as RaptorWiki mentioned, maybe we put this out in early February? --Jeff (talk) 19:22, January 24, 2020 (UTC)
Glad you like it! Yep, early February sounds good. :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 20:50, January 25, 2020 (UTC)

Indent reset Hey guys, so we have the background sorted so I thought we'd look at other areas to have the wiki ready for Onward!
We have the Discord server handy - have you thought about adding a Discord Widget to this wiki to enable other users to join? I know before you were concerned about moderation, but that is something we might be able to work out. Just thinking that we can create another live space for users to talk Onward when it releases. :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 20:44, January 27, 2020 (UTC)

I haven't thought about it, except when you bring it up, LOL. I haven't had anyone ask me why we don't have a discord link/widget, but of course that doesn't mean there aren't folks out there who would enjoy it and make use of it. I'll let you know, if we do add it, I will not use it any more than I currently am, which is basically none, so if it will just take care of itself once launched, then I don't have an issue with adding the widget. --Jeff (talk) 21:07, January 27, 2020 (UTC)
But I still don't understand why we need it? We have the discussion page which seems to be doing well, and I don't see many other wikis using it. Why introduce another forum for discussions? Isn't it better to keep the discussions on the discuss page? --Jeff (talk) 21:11, January 27, 2020 (UTC)
Hey! You don't need the widget, it was more a suggestion to enable users to talk in the live chat environment. I know a lot of users really like talking about the wiki on Discord is all. No need for it if you don't want it. Just something a lot of wikis have.
I was just going over what else we can do on the wiki in the lead up to Onward that can make things easy for the community and give it something fresh. The 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' approach applies too so we shouldn't go too far of course! :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 19:27, January 28, 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there is a need for it either. I don't use it really at all, and I wouldn't start to. Maybe I'm just too old, lol. Maybe the younger people are using it? - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 20:27, January 28, 2020 (UTC)
I think it suits some people more than others. There are still a lot of people who prefer communicating on the wiki rather than Discord, it's totally fine. It was just a suggestion is all as above, to see if there were any ideas to explore for this wiki. :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 21:22, January 28, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! It's good to explore new ideas, otherwise I'd still be lamenting over Apple dropping support for AIM. For now we won't introduce it, and can explore it if we start getting interest from some of our more active editors. --Jeff (talk) 22:04, January 28, 2020 (UTC)
For sure! Also, Trailer Track are speculating we may see a new Onward TV spot tonight during the big game. No guarantees, but it may be worth keeping an eye out during that period. :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 14:52, February 2, 2020 (UTC)

I give up. I've been trying to upload your Onward background image to replace the File:Wiki-background image. But when I upload it, it wants to rename the file to Wiki-background.jpeg. I've done this before but have forgotten the proper incantation to do it. So if someone would be kind enough to remind me, that would be appreciated. --Jeff (talk) 02:02, February 7, 2020 (UTC)

Looking at your background image, I like it a lot, and it makes sense to have the brothers on either side. We usually can't see the middle section, except for perhaps the discussion page. So would it be possible to put Guinevere the van between the brothers? Not sure how difficult that would be? --Jeff (talk) 02:05, February 7, 2020 (UTC)
Wow, I'm dumb. That was easy, I just had to upload it from the theme designer page, rather than trying to directly upload it to the file. So, new image is up, yay! And I like it as-is, but if you think it might be easy to add Guinever, that'd be cool too. --Jeff (talk) 02:27, February 7, 2020 (UTC)
Hey! So sorry for the late reply! I think I must have got the email to say your talk page was edited but I accidentally deleted it. Apologies!
I can have a go at adding the van but you're right in saying you wouldn't see it due to the content area covering it up. Also, the main page split would put a line down the middle of the van which may not look great. Well done for uploading it!
With the Discord server, me, you, and Raptor now have admin rights in the server. It would be great for us to add some more channels, getting it ready for Onward.
I asked a while ago about adding a Discord Module to the wiki. Is that something you'd be willing to look at again? It would be a great way for users to communicate if the live chat environment. It could be added to the main page and/or right rail. As an alternative, perhaps I could post a link to it in Discussions in case users want to join? Discord is very popular with Fandom users right now and I think it would give a nice boost to the wiki. I would be happy to moderate it and we can of course look into possibilities of other moderation support too.
Let me know what you think - can't wait for the movie! --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 17:19, February 13, 2020 (UTC)
The last time we talked about Discord, both RaptorWiki and I were against adding it to the main page or right rail. Neither of us are users of Discord so aren't interested in doing anything with it. If you want to post a link in the discussions, that's fine. --Jeff (talk) 18:28, February 13, 2020 (UTC)
All good! Super glad you guys like the background. Not long until the movie releases now! :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 20:00, February 13, 2020 (UTC)
Speaking of preparation, Fandom have posted a Discussions post asking for questions to ask to Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae! Feel free to post your questions, and also perhaps Announce the post! :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 19:45, February 24, 2020 (UTC)
Excellent, announcement created! --Jeff (talk) 19:57, February 24, 2020 (UTC)

TS’s original cast?

I know that it must feel awkward to have somebody approach you with this oddly specific question, but I’m new and don’t know where to look.

Do you happen to know who the voice actors were for this deleted scene? (I thought that this page would have an idea, but it doesn’t look like it.) If you don’t, then where should I look? —(((Rottweiler))) (Woof? Ruff!) 16:45, February 7, 2020 (UTC)

No, not awkward at all, glad you asked, although I can't answer your question. The Toy Story Credits page wouldn't have this information because that information is from the official press kit, which is for the theatrically released film. The deleted scene would've been done with just scratch voices, i.e. usually Pixar employees. Since Pixar goes through so many iterations of their films during development (usually 4 iterations per year, and a film can take 3 - 5 years), I doubt there is any official record of who did the voices. You might find some info on the behind-the-scene featurettes on the home releases. You could also ask over at the Pixar Post forums; some of the members there may be able to recognize the voices. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 17:44, February 7, 2020 (UTC)

Another edit showing how to eliminate antagonist fussing

In December I made a change to the opening paragraph on Holley Shiftwell's page to move it away from terms that lead to edit wars and antagonist/protagonist fussing. Since then, I've been working to reduce situations like this and realized something I had noticed before but didn't see that it was contradictory.

What I saw was the words people are using to label a character with a specific level of importance in the story are using the same words for both antagonists and protagonists. For Holly, it was "tetartagonist". On some wikis, that means a "fourth-level bad guy" and on others it's a "fourth-level good guy". Sometimes on the same wiki, they'll be used in both senses.

Then you throw in what I mentioned on Talk:Holley Shiftwell about how sometimes "tetartagonist" sometimes would mean "four equally-important characters" and sometimes it would mean a "fourth-most important character", and it gets even more confusing and contradictory, especially as modifiers like tertiary are added. I have more information over on Wickedpedia in the Help:Antagonist-Protagonist levels page.

I've kind of made it my mission to put an end to antagonist/protagonist fussing wherever possible. And part of that is changing how characters are described to no longer have them being labeled as an antagonist or protagonist as the first thing people see in the character's page.

I just made an edit like this to Randall Boggs' page. You can see it here. The next edit was a minor one so I could note I used the wrong account.

It doesn't label Randall. It doesn't try to rigidly define what level of character he is, or even give a general level for him. It shifts the focus to be closer to who he is as a person. And more importantly, it removes a source for edit wars.

You may want to consider this for other characters on this wiki. I created a blog two weeks ago on how I'm going to overhaul Wickedpedia. Point number 8 also covers speculation abuse, twisting characters to make them evil or more evil than they actually are, and cases where wrong categories are deliberately added.

If you have further questions, let me know. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 17:06, February 15, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. I read your overhaul post on the wickedpedia site and like it a lot. Being tired of dealing with antagonist fussing, I was getting ready to institute a no-antagonist policy, just as you have instituted. I think we should implement a strict, immediate block policy on antagonist fussing and adding categories for new editors. I've been pretty busy lately with taxes, but I will try to update our wiki policies accordingly. What do you think of our primary villain category? I think I'm fine getting rid of it too since it leads to a number of issues. I will start a new conversation on the primary villain talk page, please chime in either here on my talk page or there once I add the new topic. And if time allows and you're so inclined, feel free to start making similar edits removing the antagonist terminology from other character pages. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 00:38, February 16, 2020 (UTC)
Well, all I have to say is this....if it is something that is up for interpretation, it shouldn't be stated as fact in the article, or given a category as such. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 18:11, February 19, 2020 (UTC)
Maybe I'm going a bit too far the other direction then. I created a couple sandbox articles for my ideas of new policies: Pixar Wiki:Sandbox/Antagonist-Protagonist policy and Pixar Wiki:Sandbox/Category policy. I could be flexible keeping the protagonist and primary villain categories, but really like getting rid of using antagonist labels, and like the simpler labels of major, secondary and minor. Let me know what you think! --Jeff (talk) 18:51, February 19, 2020 (UTC)
I think it's the "primary", "secondary", "tertiary", etc., labels that are the problem. So unless Pixar says someone is the "main" or "primary" villain, we probably shouldn't label them as such, since the "primary" part of that description is up for interpretation otherwise. Calling obvious antagonistic characters what they are is probably fine. I don't think we need a category for it though right now. E.g., both Waternoose and Randall Boggs are absolutely antagonistic characters in the Monsters, Inc. story, but we don't really know who the writers meant to be the "primary villain", or both of them. So we shouldn't be stating them both as such. If we don't know, leave it out. - RaptorWiki (Ryan) 20:42, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

Onward prep (part 2!)

Hey! I wanted to start a new thread as the other one was getting quite long.

Next week's the big day! So the reviews of Onward have been really good! Hearing it's very emotional and funny. Can't wait to see it!

Is there any help I can offer? Any other ideas you've had? I'm also hearing there are quite a few references to other movies in Onward so the trivia section will be a hotspot. :) --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 18:54, March 1, 2020 (UTC)

I've been avoiding the reviews, but have heard they are mostly positive, that's awesome! I had tickets for the advanced screening yesterday but went out of town so had to cancel them. And we're gone next weekend so not sure when I'll get to see it. :( Nothing else planned for the release, will just have to keep an eye on the pages to make sure no details are added until after the wide release on Friday. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 19:53, March 1, 2020 (UTC)
No worries! Sorry you can't see the movie yet, hopefully you'll get to soon. I'll keep an eye out too. Here's hoping for a successful period for the movie and the wiki! --Spongebob456 talk @fandom 19:31, March 2, 2020 (UTC)

Discussions Moderator

Hi Dvcnut,

I was curious if you we're looking for any Discussions Moderators currently. If so, I am interested. Discussions moderators can moderate all social aspects of the site including Comments, Discussions, and Chat.

I see comments aren't enabled on this wiki (except for user blogs), but Discussions (which is pretty active), and Chat (Which mostly inactive now).

The only social aspect I cannot moderate is blogs themselves, just the comments on the blogs. I know you and RaptorWiki have mentioned you are both busy, and If I get the position I hope to be able to take some of this off of you your plate. Also, I use Discord so members have several ways to contact me and I already maintain a couple other Discord Servers.

Cheers, TotallyLogical📮📝 16:21, March 12, 2020 (UTC)!

Also, I noticed in the Navigation, Onward > Voice Actors, Chris Pratt is listed twice. TotallyLogical📮📝 17:11, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments and your offer to help moderate discussions. I'll admit, I have hardly spent any time looking at discussions. Have you seen many posts/comments that should be flagged or removed? --Jeff (talk) 18:35, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I haven't seen too many post that required attention. There was one I do remember that was a rude/harassment type post but if I recall it was cleared out and the user was banned. Then User:TotallyAFuccker under a different username (There was about 5 or ten usernames across 15 different wikis) harassed me on Discussions and I reported that user and they we're globally banned and their post cleaned-up. Those are the only two I recall of the top of my head. Cheers, TotallyLogical📮📝 22:33, March 12, 2020 (UTC)
Also, I was curious about you thoughts on a Discord server for the wiki. You, me, and Raptorwiki would have have full administrator rights over the server. In addition I noticed you're above conversation with Spongebob456 and you stated you would not be able to be active. So I can handle everything related to the server including moderation, appointing mods, and everything else related to the server. Also, I can give you a detailed explanation to add the Discord widget to the sidebar. Let me know your thoughts, TotallyLogical📮📝 01:31, March 13, 2020 (UTC)
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