I've noticed that most, if not all, of the DC heroes and villains have tabs with their separate appearances, and that their separate appearances are differentiated in their biographies.
I was thinking that it could be very beneficial if we applied this uniformly throughout the site, particularly to characters with aliases (like Cassidy Williams and Angel Dynamite) or characters who pop up in alternate continuities but don't really play a significant role (like Marcy and her counterpart Marcy, or adding Dr. Williams into Cassidy's page). It would definitely be beneficial to classic monsters like the Black Knight or the Creeper, who's various "counterparts" are little more than retreads of their original selves, or just grunt monsters in video games.
It would streamline a lot of the Wiki, cut down on stub pages, and also completely do away with the notion of continuity. If every version of a character is on their page, and clearly defined as different to the others, then readers can disregard any information that isn't relevant to what they're looking for.
Personally, I would also suggest adding the alternate versions of Mystery Inc. to their pages as well, but we could make it so that the members of Mystery Inc. are the only ones with multiple pages. Including Scrappy, since he has several counterparts as well.
The DC characters are like that because although, they look different throughout the years, they are essentially the same. But it wouldn't work if you did that with characters outside of DC. Although maybe it could still work in its own right.
Either way, I have thought about doing this in my own way before, but I think my plans were too ambitious, so I don't know where to go with that now. But it wasn't entirely the same as your idea, but I have been trying to cut down on alternate versions, such as Captain Caveman. As you can see, this has most versions on one page, and has continuities separated. (With just Captain Caveman (SCOOB!) as its own page.)
Although I have issues with this being done for Neptunes, because now it creates an inconsistency, mostly because the Neptunes have more solid appearances in alternate canon, than the main canon (where only Jabberjaw has been shown). All of which seem to be mostly the problem that I have with it. But I'm trying to be as lenient as possible, which is why the page is as it is.
You make good points. This is something that needs more attention, and hopefully something can be worked out. If you know how to make drafts, that would be helpful in seeing this in a semi-working state.
A user can make drafts of pages through their blog entries, right? If so, I'd happily make a couple of drafts of what it could look like.
I could use an infrequent guest, like Captain Caveman, a recurring character, like one of the Hex Girls, and even make a draft of one of the main characters. (Scrappy for sure, since he has the least amount of appearances of the main 6.) To show off the differing levels of how to use a tabbing system and segmented biographies.
Basically, the only main difference between what I'm suggesting and what you've done with the Captain Caveman page is just adding the images of those different versions to the Infobox in tabs. But the rest of the page would remain pretty much exactly like what you've done with Captain Caveman.
Sound interesting. But drafts aren't made in blogs, they would be made with using the user name, followed by a forward slash and the draft name: User:Edward Zachary Sunrose/Captain Caveman, for example.
Finished my first draft with the Hex Girls. It's a good thing I decided to do them first. I discovered that the Tabbing function is only coded in for individual characters, not groups, so the infobox I'm using in the draft is a character one not a group one. So if we were to implement this site-wide, we'd probably need to add code to allow us to tab groups as well. Though I can only really see it being used for the Hex Girls. But better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it LOL
Honestly, it's a pretty easy process. Just copy/paste from the individual pages and order them around correctly and boom. I did clean up quite a bit of text from both Hex Girls pages for this one, though. Some stuff wasn't written in past tense, other stuff was honestly superfluous and some just didn't flow well.
The only issue I can see with applying this format sitewide is separating the different continuities on the subject's pages. Obviously, there have to be more than one timeline. We know for a fact that the main timeline is separate from the Mystery Incorporated timeline and the live action timelines, for example. That's at least three different continuities.
But we'd need to properly identify (at least for the use of the Wiki) the separate continuities in order to have a format to fit pages into. I have brought up the question of the Scooby Multiverse a few times before. Obviously, there's no official multiversal map, and we can't just pull stuff out of nowhere, but given time and research, I'm sure I could map out all the different continuities.
I can see the main timeline being all of the tv shows up to (and including) What's New Scooby-Doo, and all of the direct-to-video animated movies, which is also what the Wiki seems to treat as the main timeline.
Then you have Get A Clue, Mystery Incorporated and Be Cool each being their own timelines due to massive irreconcilable differences with the main timeline. (GaC saying Shaggy and Scooby had previous partners when several previous incarnations showed them as growing up together, Mystery Incorporated getting rid of Fred, Shaggy and Velma's siblings, giving Daphne 6 siblings, and changing everyone's parents, and Be Cool having them face the Ghost of Elias Kingston and the Phantom Shadows for the first time, as well as showing Fred with an entirely new set of parents from both Pirates Ahoy and Mystery Inc. and implying that this version of Mystery Inc. formed in high school.)
And then Guess Who with Mystery Inc. not recognizing Speed Buggy in the Funky Phantom episode, meeting Batman for the first time in the Batman episode, and facing classic villains like the Creeper for the first time in the Flash episode, that's definitely its own continuity as well.
I should apologize for the Neptunes page situation a few days ago. I guess I got carried away with the Neptunes picture within the SCOOB! film; anyway I'll try to do better in future occasions. -- Snoopy The Dog (talk) 20:13, May 25, 2020 (UTC)
Would you actually consider the characters who appeared in the credits sequence of SCOOB! as an appearance? Because it supposedly shows the events after the film and I've actually been wondering myself if this actually counts or not.
Should we just merge the Muttley (SCOOB!) article to the Muttley article? I don't really find much of a difference between the two (with the exception that their both different incarnations) and I don't think Muttley had that large of a role in the film; So alone, Muttley doesn't seem to have much details we can put into his SCOOB! incarceration.
I expect you've seen the vandalism on, I assume, the page templates. I've reverted the image that pops up (a hijacked "1492 Pictures Logo.png" originally uploaded by SimonTheThespian) but that doesn't really fix the problem. This needs admin action. The suss user is "BidenLovesToriel"
There also seems to be a new Category: "Pages Biden said Zoinks to". I assume this links to all the affeected pages
can you please add a personality to queens wiki page from scooby doo and the legend of the vampire when your not busy and when you have some free time today thank you hope to hear from you soon today thank you ☺
I have started the synopsis and have gotten the first few scenes finished. Before I continue on, could you read over what I've wrote and let me know if it's formatted/written the way you want it to be? I just don't want to keep on writing if I'm making a mistake I don't know about.
I'm not sure if I'll finish the whole synopsis today. I'll try to get it done over the weekend though. Sorry, it's a lot longer than I thought, as I have to rewatch the movie slowly and think of how to word it and what's important to include and what's not. I'll still finish it this weekend though, so don't worry! Also, even though it is time consuming, I'm having a lot of fun doing it, so if there are other films that for some reason don't have a synopsis written yet, let me know, and I'll add them to my to-do list!
Hey, I noticed you locked the SCOOB! page, as there was a bunch of vandalism on it. I was wondering if I could be a temporary admin (until you're able to see the film) so that I can keep editing the page when it's locked.
Yellowlightning did this, which I'm not condemning him for, just pointing out what I didn't notice before. If it needs to be locked some more, than I'm okay with that, but to help I've made Simon an admin now.
Since I unlocked the page I probably didn't need to make you an admin, and I can remove that for you. Or if you'd like to keep it, you can stay on, and just reap the benefits of being able to edit locked pages. I don't think we have any rules on what an admin is able to do, exactly, but it at least allows you to edit blocked pages like I said, to be able to handle things yourself when you see vandalism from another user who doesn't stop, and other things in that general area.
TheAtomicLight wrote: Since I unlocked the page I probably didn't need to make you an admin, and I can remove that for you. Or if you'd like to keep it, you can stay on, and just reap the benefits of being able to edit locked pages. I don't think we have any rules on what an admin is able to do, exactly, but it at least allows you to edit blocked pages like I said, to be able to handle things yourself when you see vandalism from another user who doesn't stop, and other things in that general area.
I'm ok with being an admin. I feel like I'm ready for a "next-step up" in what I'm doing on the wiki. Of course, if you don't feel I'm ready to be an admin, I totally get that.
Does this make me a "Scoobypedia Detective?" I've always wondered whether that was an admin badge or something else.