Snark overload on the TF Wiki?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Absurdicus, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Absurdicus

    Absurdicus Ridiculous G2 Combiner

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    Man, don't get me wrong, I love Walky's stuff as much as anyone, but the captioning on Teletraan-1's Wiki is getting reeaaaally tiresome and snarky. Every page turns into the "Look! I'm gonna make a joke here!" and it gets juvenile and silly. Which, when ocasionally the subject matter (TFs) can become juvenile and silly also, is a bad thing. Any other opinions?
     
  2. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    That's what you get when David Willis (creator of Shortpacked!) is one of the main guys responsible for it.
    At least there is relevant info in it
     
  3. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    I never really cared. They're just captions.
     
  4. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Some of them are kind of funny but they can get old after a while.
     
  5. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    well he didnt write the WHOLE thing. I've seen him say that he personally doesnt like the "for safety reasons" article, which implies he didnt write that one
     
  6. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Heck, I just read that article and I find it borderline insulting. I'm sure the author was being sarcastistic, but that was over the line compared to some of the screwy captions on other pages.
    DN
     
  7. Draven

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    It's be better if the person who wrote it was actually good at being sarcastic. However, they're not. Consequently it's little more than a string of pathetically unfunny whiny comments, and about as funny as a kick to the face.
     
  8. ams

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  9. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    That's not the TF wiki, that's the real wikipedia. The TF wiki is something david willis hosts. It's not too useful or all that funny, but at least anybody can edit it.
     
  10. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    and if anyone can edit it... how about you wipe out these "unfunny" captions?
     
  11. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Yeah man, go nuts. It's a wiki.
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Didn't Nevermore help maintain that for a while? ...or still does?
     
  13. ams

    ams Generation All Veteran

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    Ah, I see.

    After checking it out, there's clearly a lot of potential there. If the articles/commentary just stuck to the facts, I could see it being an incredible repository of knowledge. For the time being, the goofiness is going to prevent me from seeing it as a useful resource.
     
  14. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I'm just writing some stuffs there every once in a while, like a lot of people do. I'm not an admin or anything.
     
  15. CrockAlley

    CrockAlley Gween donkey! Mine!

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    The moderators will get super-pissed off and revert the changes. I've tried. Many new editors try. The moderators say that the "funny" adds personality to the wiki. Otherwise, it'd be just another, boring, accurate, cited, objective wiki, and really, who want's that? It's a little club, and if you don't conform to the mod's style, then you're not welcome. And I hate that because it goes against the spirit of Wiki.

    Really, I don't mind the captions, because it doesn't interfere too much. It's when the "humor" works its way into the article that bothers me. It's one thing for a skilled humorist to add humorous comments, but that invites unskilled folk to add unfunny things, which brings down the level of the wiki.

    Also, I'm bitter.
     
  16. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Anyone got a link to this particular Wiki?
     
  17. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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  18. drsyn

    drsyn Classics Big member

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    Its a fun site, especially with the humor.


    It does make for good casual reading, and it helps highlight the ridiculous nature of the Transformers series. Its no so fun being so serious all the time imho.
     
  19. Corbet

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    I'd really like it if someone here did a entry on the Takara Bookstyle reissues....

    Release Dates, Average Price, ehobby counterparts, ect.
     
  20. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    GodDAMNit, Walky doesn't own or host the fucking wiki.

    It's a WIKI. It's community maintained and hosted by Wikia. It's not "Walky's wiki" any more than it's mine, or yours, or Hasbro's.

    Quite frankly, you need to quit giving him credit for all my stupid-ass comments. My ego will not stand for it.

    -hx
     

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