I also wanted to check in on how The New Mutants prep is going. Is there anything else I can help with? Not far away now! It's looking like you're getting a few more active users here which is great. That will be really useful come release. :) --Spongebob456talk 14:25, March 8, 2020 (UTC)
Also noticed The New Mutants got delayed again, that has put the wiki in an interesting position. As it's delayed until further notice (so could be a while), would you like another design change or are you happy with it as is?
So, I'm confused. We have the most recent versions of the X-Men characters we've seen as the first infobox picture, right? So why is Wolverine's Prime Self picture first? And why is Caliban's Younger picture first? And why are some labeled with years and not Younger Self/Older Self like the others? And why isn't Deadpool's Weapon XI foorm in his infobox? Sorry if this feels like a lot, I'm just really confused! Thanks man and sorry again!
Sorry for the late response. Our general rule of thumb is to use "Revised Timeline/Original Timeline" for most characters, but we make exceptions for certain characters. "Younger Self/Older Self" is usually for characters from the original X-Men films whose younger counterparts are played by different actors, but will "grow" into their older counterparts in the franchise's future. For example, Professor X was portrayed by Patrick Stewart in the original movies. In the newer movies, his younger self was played by James McAvoy, but we know from Days of Future Past and Logan that McAvoy's Professor X eventually ages into Stewart's Professor X. Characters who were simply recast due to the timeline changes will get "Revised Timeline/Original Timeline".
We use the younger picture first because that's the version of the character that is most recent to audiences. With Wolverine, because he was practically immortal and played by the same actor across all the films, we had to use special designations to show how he aged across time. And in Deadpool's case, his Weapon XI form didn't have an official promo poster, so we didn't include it.
I follow the New Mutants Updates account on Twitter, and they've said that all the footage for the trailer is from principal photography. The movie hasn't undergone any major reshoots since it was delayed. It will also be PG-13 but still maintain a scary tone. The director seems to be happy with the film as it is, and Marvel apparently gave it their blessing according to Bill Sienkiewicz.
That's really great to hear. I was just reading the The New Mutants article on the wiki to find out more about the movie's production given its 2 year delay. It mentions 50% of the movie was reshot. Did the reshoots happen after the first delay and not the second?
I'm glad the movie is getting a full release as there was speculation it might be moved to Disney+. The trailer looked amazing!
Those ideas sound awesome! With the black and white colour scheme, were you thinking just a plain black background with yellow headers? Or were you thinking of something to have in the background in particular? No right or wrong answer, that design could look really great!
The header graphic is also a good idea, I'd played around with making that image textless already using another image and I've had good results.
I think with the main page a lot will be changing the colour scheme again. With what you said above, changing the pinkish boxes to a yellowish colour would look good. The Featured Characters and Featured Video would also be updated of course with the new characters/videos from the movie.
The only big area I would be tempted to change is the main page slider. Per Fandom's main page guidelines, sliders aren't seen as best practice as much of the content is hidden if that makes sense. Plus, your current slider features current New Mutants news, but also two sections that won't gain much traffic from readers.
I would recommend having a lede section (per the main page guidelines) outlining the purpose of the wiki including what the X-Men Movies franchise is, and then a section below talking about The New Mutants. An example of something like that is something I drew up here. After making that adjustment, the SpongeBob Wiki's main page moved up in the search rankings even - it's that effective.
Excuse the long post, just wanted to brain storm some ideas. Just to say you don't have to do anything I've suggested, it's just some ideas. Important to bounce some ideas around to find the best options! :)
Hey! I finally drafted something here. It's not finished just to say but I wondered if the faces as the main background might be a good option. I only say as much of the latest The New Mutants material feature the faces prominently.
I did play around with the black and yellow colour scheme and that also works. I thought about adding some images from the trailer on the background, this is another option:
You may have some better trailer image selections to be included, I was just playing around with the idea. Thoughts appreciated! :)
No worries! Happy to help. I think you'll get where I'm coming from but after the negative press around The New Mutants after its delays, it feels great hyping it up on the wiki and the most recent trailer was awesome too. Film makers worked so hard on the movie, I want to do my bit to spread some positivity and hype for it!
I was so hyped when the first teaser dropped for The New Mutants back in 2017. I loved the concept of a horror-superhero movie set in the X-Men universe, but all the delays and the Disney-Fox merger made me question whether we'd ever see it on the big screen. I'm so happy that we're getting to enjoy the final Fox X-Men movie in cinemas. If the trailers are anything to go by, it's sure to be great.
Have you noticed that the colours on the main page are not blending well with the new theme of the wiki? Is there any way you can fix it by any chance?
Do you object if I alter the design slightly and switch some of it to CSS coding? It's just a bit tough to navigate through the templates on there. If I switched it to CSS, it would make it a lot easier to navigate.
Hey there! I've gone ahead and implemented a 'first draft' as it were. It took quite a bit of time as there were some many templates to change colours with (I'll tidy those up more a bit later). What do you think?
I think you or one of the other admins changed the colour scheme on the wiki a bit and I adjusted the headings accordingly. One reason I made the main content area a lighter colour was because I felt it made the wiki look brighter and, in my view, can make it more inviting for users.
Ok no worries! Just to go through my reasoning for maker it the lighter background, I wondered if it made the content space look a bit brighter and more inviting for users if that makes sense. The black background looks good too, was just going through my reasoning. :)
I've been adding the links as I edit pages, but I don't think the rest of the community is concerned with them tbh. I'm thinking of creating another announcement to encourage users to help with the links.
I was wondering if you could modify the gallery template to be in line with the infoboxes?
Hey! Sounds good. A little nudge now and then works well.
When you mean modify in line with the infoboxes, do you mean so it literally lines up? Like:
One thing I will say about that is, for portability sake, you would be just as good to post a link to the gallery within the infobox itself. This is similar to how the SpongeBob Wiki does it with their links to subpages. This way you create something that works within a portable design and doesn't take up space within the article.
Either way though, I have created a solution here that uses Portable Infobox code and will look like the example in the image above with the added CSS. :)
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Just letting you know Fandom plans to extend a test it's running on other wikis to this one. It aims at improving the search engine ranking for wikis including this one.
Some details: We will be automatically redirecting anonymous users who land on file pages to the first article page that the file is used on. Our hope is that this will help anonymous users find what they're looking for more easily. During the test, we'll measure whether this has a positive impact on search engine rankings.
Logged-in users will see absolutely no change, so you may not notice anything of this test - I'm just letting you know out of courtesy and in case anonymous users approach you with questions.
This feature includes some really insightful statistics that should allow you guys to inform some wiki decisions, such as:
Top viewed pages
# of page views (daily over the past 30 days)
Most visited files
Desktop vs mobile sessions
So as I mentioned above, this feature is really great as it allows you to see what areas are doing very well and how you can capitalise on them. For example, the majority of your readership are viewing the wiki from mobile phones, currently sitting at 66%(!). A really good way to accommodate those users would be to keep your mobile main page updated frequently, such as including details of the Dark Phoenix home release there. This way those users are kept updated and informed.
Hopefully you like this feature, it's been highly requested for some time and we would really appreciate your feedback on it. For more help with it, please feel free to ask me questions and also refer to these two super useful articles: