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• 4/30/2017

Three New Books

There has been news of Mafi expanding the Shatter Me series with an addition of three books. 
Full Article: http://ew.com/books/2017/04/26/tahereh-mafi-shatter-me-series-new-books/
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• 5/18/2016

Character articles section treatment proposal. ADMINS PLEASE READ!

This thread is for Admins User:Beeper100 and User:Aaron Warner-Perfection; please let me know what you girls think.
This thread wasn't posted earlier because I had to know the result of Thread:4000 first or it would have been pointless to discuss; now that we do know Artist chrysalisgrey consent us to posting her works, I'll proceed this case.
So while I was filtering the images, I realized for some bizarre reason, on Juliette Ferrars' article page, prior to my meddling, the majority of the images in her gallery were actually the ones of her and Aaron Warner, rather than just herself alone, and the same thing happened to Warner's article, not having much of his own images (despite they were definitely uploaded to the wiki as well) but again with images of him and Juliette. To sum up? Images that consist of both of them were likely added to both pages, while images that only contained one of them, the ones that in all the senses are more properly to be, and SHOULD BE, on the respective articles, were not. I tried rectifying the illogical way of organizing the gallery while I'm at it, but it soon dawn on me that there simply would be too many Warner/Juliette images overlapping, since it apparently is the main ship if all the indications weren't misleading.
SO, I've come up with a solution. Before going about it, I'm not sure if I've already mentioned to either of you in the passing, or if you girls remembered, but it is a fact that, unless a wiki reached 50 articles, it will NOT be shown in the "Search" result within Wikia. You can still Google search and this wiki will probably show up, but not when using the search function provided by Wikia itself, which was why at the beginning I kept on asking you girls what percentage do you think this wiki is at towards completion, because I wanted to estimate how likely it was to actually achieve Wikia's standards of being "NOT a small Wiki". After a few conversations I deducted it wasn't likely, and there really wasn't much I can do (and let's face it, if it isn't your concern, then it much less should be mine)
HOWEVER! Here comes a golden opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. I have a few examples, and personally I do not think they are the most well-written articles, but they will suffice. On w:c:thecasterchronicles, there's "Relationship" articles; TBH, that was actually the first time I ever came across articles specifically documenting events between two characters. That series isn't something I'm overly fond of so like this wiki I kind of also can't help verify the content, but here are some of those pages:

w:c:thecasterchronicles:Lena and Ethan
w:c:thecasterchronicles:Ridley and Link
w:c:thecasterchronicles:Olivia and John
Why do I think this is something to consider? Well, I'm not sure if it's because the so-called YA genre actually also attracts audience less than mature, and ONLY focus on relationships instead of individual characters... On my home wiki, ironically it is in fact mostly categorized as "Children's" yet the same thing still happens; I would get a relationship section way detailed than the actual biography section. So after venturing different types of Wikia wikis, I think it's safe to say the "detailed relationships" treatment still appeals to certain crowd, especially for the YA readers.
THE POINT? While I DON'T think it is necessary to create a bunch of pages for every single relationship on this wiki JUST YET, I THINK, given the popularity of Warner/Juliette, THAT specific article is worth giving a go. Not only would it then be the perfect location to host the images of those two specific character, it will also limit the "déjà vu" feeling when you'd only have to read up the info about this particular relationship on one article. What I mean about "déjà vu"... Personally, I have that feeling whenever I'm looking up relationship info on a character article on w:c:harrypotter; take the friendship between Harry and Hermione, the info on both pages would almost be mirroring, because, well, they are indeed describing the very same friendship; but where did I read what I thought I read? It would be hard to remember. It would be even harder if you had to constant update info for both articles. I take there's definitely a lot more to write about for the OTP of this fandom, so imagine how tiresome it would be to maintain both articles, and let's not forget while their biographies are under construction as well.
If you girls are okay with trying out this method, at least on both relationship sections of Juliette and Warner's articles, the {{main}} can then be used to point to the main article for their relationship, and if anybody wants to work on it, they'd know where to go, leaving their respective articles focusing on their bio and other aspect. Their supposedly personal gallery would then be clear of images of the couples, bringing more diversity to each page. Because honestly, imo, if you keep seeing the same info AND image over and over again on different pages, you'd really start to think the wiki is just a crap load of copy&paste on top of a crap load of copy&paste.
So there's that. Just to be perfectly clear, I'm NOT asking to start creating massive amount of relationship pages; I'm asking if it's alright to start working on 1 (Juliette and Warner), and see how that one turns out.
Please let me know what you girls think ASAP.
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• 4/27/2016

Seemingly unnecessary "quote" images

This thread is for Admins User:Beeper100 and User:Aaron Warner-Perfection; please let me know what you girls think.
Please note that the below is NOT all the "quote" type images uploaded onto this wiki; it's not that I have a personal vendetta against images solely consist of text, I CAN appreciate when people do try to design and make the quotes pop out; however, the following images are the ones I really don't see the purpose of being "images" at all. Please view them first and then read my elaboration.

Add a photo to this galleryJSSnippetsStack.push({dependencies:[{"url":"https://slot1-images.wikia.nocookie.net/__am/1511440051/group/-/wikia_photo_gallery_js","type":"js"},{"url":"https://slot1-images.wikia.nocookie.net/__am/1511440051/sass/background-dynamic%3Dfalse%26background-image%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fvignette3.wikia.nocookie.net%252Fshatterme%252Fimages%252F5%252F50%252FWiki-background%252Frevision%252Flatest%253Fcb%253D20151207202327%26background-image-height%3D1200%26background-image-width%3D1920%26color-body%3D%2523000000%26color-body-middle%3D%25232f4f4f%26color-buttons%3D%2523d3d3d3%26color-community-header%3D%2523d3d3d3%26color-header%3D%2523002266%26color-links%3D%2523006cb0%26color-page%3D%2523a5b5c6%26oasisTypography%3D1%26page-opacity%3D85%26widthType%3D0/extensions/wikia/WikiaPhotoGallery/css/gallery.scss","type":"css"}],callback:function(json){WikiaPhotoGalleryView.init(json)},id:"WikiaPhotoGalleryView.init"})Why am I singling out those specific images? I have a few reasons, but I need to be clear that it has nothing to do with their content; I have not read the series, so whether or not those quote are important enough to be used on this wiki is up to you girls to decided. My reasons are:

The image quality isn't particularly good to begin with; I dare say it'd actually be a bit easier to read if the same thing is presented with regular text.
Using a fixed image limits the flexibility of the content:
You cannot link keywords featured in the image quote to their respective pages on this wiki to prompt SEO.
Image width is likewise fixed, if you adjust it, everything else (image height and consequently text-size) would be adjusted accordingly as well.
References provided is better than none but still vague at best. Surely those books have something called CHAPTERS? Only putting up which book is from still doesn't narrow it down for readers if they wish to locate the quote and read them in their own copies.
Those images basically do what {{quote}} is meant for; at first I thought it was because this wiki doesn't have this template, but it turns out there is, so it really makes them to have less reasons to be around. If you don't like the customization of the current template, you can always change it. It is doable to make it generate closely to those images, though I'm not even sure if you want the same color scheme as I personally don't think it looks relevant to this wiki.
To sum up what this discussion is about, I'd like you both to think about the following and get back to me:

Are all the listed quotes above important? If so, WHERE are the appropriate places to incorporate them into the wiki? (Because so far, NONE of them are used, and are just sitting around the wiki like a pile of junk until I listed them here in this thread)
Is it REALLY necessary to have those quotes presented in image files? Files most likely created by someone else that haven't been asked for sharing permission?
UPDATED: Besides the original set I provided, the following are a different kind I also found plain and not understanding why they couldn't be typed with regular text using the quote template.

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• 4/19/2016

Fan art situation. ADMINS PLEASE READ!

This thread is for Admins User:Beeper100 and User:Aaron Warner-Perfection; please let me know what you girls think.
Since I do really see myself as a janitor for I cannot actually help improving the content on this wiki, I take my self-appointed job quite seriously; as you may have noticed, I've move onto the task of renaming files so it is easier to identify what they are (hopefully), and because the majority of the images I came across so far are all traceable to DeviantArt, I decided to simply use whatever they were titled on that platform plus the artist's account. I've being doing it for a while, until I came to the sense that, the majority of the fan art also happened to be the works by http://chrysalisgrey.deviantart.com .
My question is this: True, I've come to recognize that not EVERYONE has the moral compass or feel the need of common courtesy for asking permission, but since I'm one of those people who do, I need to ask, did either of you asked her about it before posting a ton load of her stuff? Hear me out. Sure, you've credited who those images were by, and honestly, that is already a lot better than what's happening on a lot of other places, but it's still not the same as actually being granted to upload them by the creator.
Why is this my concern and thought it's worth bringing up? Because I've already spent time renaming the files, and I felt extremely silly for NOT questioning this beforehand: What if the creator somehow finds out her images are used here without her permission, and demands them to be removed? Should this unfortunately happen, basically all the renaming actions I did was a waste of time (which is why until this issue is resolved, I will be working on something else). This is entirely possible, for not long ago someone came forward to the (now worryingly inactive) head Admin of tLCW, and expressed how displeased they were as apparently the said Admin had uploaded a personal photograph of the person's bookshelf without notifying them or their permission.
TBH, I thought it was rather embarrassing for it (the act of reposting something without permission) to even happen in the first place, and I would like to hope it doesn't come to that here, which is why better late than never: If one of you did in fact already get the go-ahead, please reply so that I don't have to worry. If neither of you did, well, you both are Admins, that means you have more or less the responsibility to take care of what's happening on this wiki. Since both of you have one point uploaded her images, I think it's safe to assume you girls found her images by some means.
I do not have a Tumblr account personally, and consequently barely know how to navigate on the site (due to the never-ending various themes) but it seems to me that if http://ice-ridden.tumblr.com was this person tumblr, according to http://lbardugo.tumblr.com/post/59355055246, it's deactivated. I have no idea how that works on tumblr, so I don't know if this person is actually still on that platform but just changed the url or something (like I said, I don't understand tumblr). However if that's the case, since it seems to be a source where you guys found her images, I hope you guys can contact here there and properly ask for her consent.
If Tumblr is absolutely out of the question, I have located what's supposedly her Twitter and her Goodreads account. Let me know about the situation; because I think the info is more private, I will PM it to you girls on Goodreads so that one of you can proceed.
Another reason why I feel like bringing it up, because on tLCW, some fan artists actually came to the wiki and uploaded their artworks themselves! This wiki is supposedly the most resourceful, if not the one and only, Wikia wiki for this series. And there are still a lot of stub pages. I am not pressuring you guys to work on them, we all have RL to deal with, however, I think it's obvious that it doesn't hurt to have new editors helping out. By asking her permission, maybe you'd introduce her to this wiki that she has never known existed; besides, she is seemingly quite popular around this fandom, and could be a good influence and bring in more people.
Please let me know what's going on. Perhaps one of you did already get her permission, meaning, I just wasted time writing the lengthy thing above, but I really do think it is an important matter and felt the need of posting this regardlessly.
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• 11/28/2015

Futhermore. . .

Furthermore
Furthermore, by Tahereh Mafi, is a book about a unique-looking girl named Alice Alexis Queensmeadow. One day, Alice's father goes missing with only a ruler taken along with him. Six years later, she sets of on a journey to find him, no matter the risks that come with it. 
Release Date??? Cover???
Furthermore is set to release on August 30th, 2016. More than half a year away! The cover hasn't been released either, but I'm pretty sure it will come out in a month or so, so hold tight. The date you can pre-order it is also not said either, but I will definitely update this blog post once more information is released! Two things that are confusing me are:
1.) The way it's worded on Goodreads. I can't tell if she is 12 or six years passed and she's 18.
2.) If it's a middle grade (Junior High) book or a YA/Teen book? 
I'll make sure to clear this up soon!
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