Well... before saying anything I would like to say that your Harvest Moon Wiki is really admirable, I'm a big Harvest Moon fan (especially of FoMT) and I visit this wiki very often to look for things I don't understand about the game, your wiki is really useful!.
Umm but today I'm just bothering you not beacuse I don't understand something about a HM game but because since you're a experienced Wiki admin I would like that (If you can and want, of course) you gave me some guidance, I'm starting my own wiki and I need to add "charts", such as the ones were you put the character's information (at their right side) and I'm pretty lost with it... I made one chart myself (if it can be called a chart) but I don't know how to move it, or how to put it were I want so... I know, this is unusual but maybe, just maybe you could tell me how you create your charts <=).
Thank you, I hope you can help me. Have a nice day!
Well, first of all, it's called a template. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at explaining the technical side of wikia (the making of templates and what not). Most of my wikia skills are all self taught. A good thing to do would be to start by looking at the source for different styles of templates (charts, whatever) on different wikias. Once you find one you like, look at the code and try to use that code for a chart of your own. Once you have the basic code, you can change the fields (things like the age, name, etc) to what you need it to say.
The Community Wikia has a lot of guides and help available for people who are editors, admins or founders of wikis. There is also a lot of great wikia staff who might be able to better answer your questions.
Oh, so it's called a template eh? hehehe thank you xD I was not sure what was the name of those things :P (since english is not my first language ._,), finally I know their names at last.
Well,thank you very much!, you gave me some ideas and now I'm not as lost as in the begining xD.
Oh, I would like to apologize for bothering you, I know I should have read the guides that Wikia has but I looked and just got confused and didn't knew where to look, so I thought asking somewhere else xD.
However, I'm very grateful for your guidance! I'm going to try what you suggested and of course I will keep searching for information in the Wikia Community. Keep the good work on this Wiki! :)
Sorry (again) for the bother. I hope you have a great day! =3
Hi Nikki! I'm new and I wanted to contribute with some pictures of Tree of Tranquility. I just added the pictures of the plots at TOT's main article page and I don't know if I have done it right... please check it out.
I was actually wondering if all of the BTN cooking could be all merged up. It would be acutally hard to know all of the recipes if each of the food recipes is separated. It's also hard to put some page categories so I'm asking about this thing.
It's ok if you think that doing what I think is wrong. I'm just still a newcomer so I still really don't know how things work and how things are done.
I could try and find a way to merge everything, but that's a lot of work that I'm not up to taking on right now. We've thought about it on and off for awhile though, since some cooking pages are all the recipes on one page, some games have all seperate recipes, etc.
That would probably be the best way of doing it. It would probably look something similar to Recipes (HMDS) or Recipes (FoMT). This page shows all the recipes and sorts it by the type of cooking utensil used. I like the table format a little better though, so it'd probably be a little closer to the FoMT recipe page.
Speaking of table format, how can you change the format the table like in the Supermarket (BTN)? I don't actually know how to do that ind of table so I can only do the normal format of the table. And also I have another mistake.
Without mentioning the pages that I make, month ago or this month, I made the page of Cow (BTN) and I'm editting it now and then I found the Cows (BTN) which also ressemble the Cow in the BTN but really lacks in the information. My page that I made a long time ago, has more info than the Cows and I am making more info in the Page that I made. But the Cows Page is the first page that has been published. So what are you going to do? Delete my page or delete the other page?
For the two cow pages, we will merge any applicable content into one page and delete the other. We will probably keep the page that you created as yours has more information even though the other one was created first. In order to get the style of table that I've used on the supermarket (and other pages), look at the source. The source will tell you all of the code used to make things, like tables. For example:
You can see that all I've done is taken out the "class="article"-table" and changed the other number settings a little bit. If you're not sure how to ge something to look a certain way, all you have to do is click source, and you'll be able to see all of the code for the page.
And if you can't remember the code (which nobody really expects you to, I know I don't!), you can copy the desired code from the page you want. For example, I like the tables I've used on the Supermarket page as apposed to the regular tables that wikia uses. If I wanted to change a table but forgot the code, I'll I'd have to do is go to the supermarket page, look at the source, copy the code, and go to the page I want to change and paste the code over the unwanted code.
Also, why is the makers page called "OO Makers"? That doesn't make much sense to me. I also made changes to the cow page. I fixed some grammar and spelling and fixed it up a bit, hopefully you don't mind.
Based in the game, it is called OO Makers. I don't know but I watch the TV program everyday. The TV show "Life in the Farm". Since it's made by the programmers so I think it's right. The people said it is OO makers.
I'm grateful that you fix some mistakes of mine. It really seems that I can't really help at making mistakes. If it actually sound not good, you can maybe change it
Also, I made a Jump link in the OO Makers (BTN). But in the main articles, the informations does really lack than my own page. If I edit the jump links, it will be just the same information as my page. So what are we gonna do there?
Also, sorry for the redirected thing. I actually didn't meant to do this mistake. There is also some pages like the Mayonnaise pages that is separated by it's Size. They have G, S, M and L. What should we do about it ?
Oh, okay. Sorry, you said mayonnaise pages, not mayonnaise maker pages. Either or, the same rule applies, it should just be one page. Mayonnaise (BTN). They should be merged into one page. I can delete them after the info is merged.
You can't delete pages unless you're an admin. I can delete the pages after you've merged the conent. Make a Mayonnaise (BTN) page (or fix one if we have it) with the information from the other three mayonnaise pages. When youre done, tell me and I can delete the other duplicate pages.
Thanks for trying. I'll definitely start to make Mayonnaise. But I mentioned something about the Mayonnaise Pages. Those are actually a recipes for a homemade Mayonnaise. So they're gonna be in the recipes page right?
So making a Mayonnaise Page is just gonna be a normal for me to make.
Sorry for all of my mistakes. But there is one page that I found and it's a little bit wrong. It has infobox without picture. And the category is (IoH) even it's actually (SI). The category is so messy and the page too. Is this page gonna be fix or deleted? I don't know how to edit somethings like that in source modes. Like the ones that I messed because of source code only. The page that I'm saying is Soybeans (SI). I also saw the Yam and Spinach. The mess is like the Soybeans too. I don't think that this three is only the messed up page. I'm also doing so many messed up page and you just go and fix it. I don't really think that reading the Style Manual is gonna make me master the editting of the page.
It seems that everytime I make and edit pages, it makes me think if my work is right or not.
I can try and fix it. Editing on a constant basis and learning each step of the way is the key to editing really. If you don't know how to use the tools, looking at how we want pages set up won't help.
The pages will have to pretty much be re done. The reason that it's adding categories that don't belong is becuase one of the templates on the page (the one that explains the weather system) is adding them to the page by default when the template is added to the page. I can fix that easily, but I don't really know if we want to keep that in or not. Last time I tried to look at those pages and fix them I got frustrated. I'm not too familar with IoH and SI really. I've fixed it so that it shouldn't have the incorrect categories anymore, at least.
I'm sorry that I'm not being too helpful, but it's hard to explain things when my own wikia skills are not that great and are all practically self taught.
Not being too helpful? is this a joke? Actually, you did something that some wikia contributors can't do. Even a month has passed, I still haven't learned a thing but I'm sure you did some years ago. Even though you're still not familiar with (IoH) and (SI), I'll try to learn the statistics of the two games. I've got the gadget and emulator so I'll try.
As a new person here I do really don't know how rules work by making articles. My question only is if I use some pictures from another article to the article I am making. Is that gonna be called duplicated? Because I'm trying to make the Harvest Sprite (BTN). I already made the Goddess Festival (BTN) and I get the picture of the girls dancing in the original article of Harvest Moon: Back To Nature For Girl. If I done something wrong please reply because I will be really shocked if one of my articles just vanished. Also Hi. I am really trying to contribute only about the BTN because that's the only game I played.
I was looking at the pages that are on this wiki and I noticed that we do not have that many pages for items and places in Harvest Moon DS/Cute. I was wondering if you wanted somebody to do this or just to leave it alone.
Feel free if you're up to the task. If you want an example of how I did some of the item pages for FoMT, you can look at this page as an example.
There's not a lot of information for HMDS as a whole, so nobody's gotten around to making item pages yet. We only want item pages for unique items though. For example, you wouldn't make a page for each individual ore, but you'd want to make one for a unique item that you can buy at the sprite casino.
Hi Nixerix!I was looking at the animal catigory and I noticed that there are 2 pages about Jersey Cows(SI) and one was more informational than the other. I was wondering if we should suggest to delete the one with the least information?
Also, I've noticed you've createed a few crops pages, and thank you for that! Be mindful in the future though to please make sure the title is spaced out. You've created Yam(HMDS), but it should be Yam (HMDS). I'll rename the pages and fix them, but please try and be careful about it in the future. :)
I've written down some heart events, but I don't know how to put the events into the the templates-I think they are the green boxes that collapse and expand- I think I should put them in there. Would you please write down instructions for me?
We have a gift box template, but not a heart event template. Some people have put the exact writing of the heart events in a hidden box on the New Beginning pages (see Allen. If you just have a brief summary of the heart event, see the FoMT pages (Ann for example) or a HMDS page (Carter).
You can look at code on those pages by clicking the 'edit' section next to the heart event and then clicking 'source'. This will show you any templates/boxes that are used on the page to give it it's look.
That's because you're in edit/preview mode, not source. If you click on the source mode, it'll show you how to do all of the coding. You can make edits, with no hovering or anything. Infobox Gift is just for gifts. I can always fix your information later if you're worried about just inputting it. I'm sorry that we don't have more of a template for you to follow, we haven't really created one or thought to create one. I've done all of the heart events for the Animal Parade pages as well, if you want to see another example of how some of them are layed out.
I can also link you to a list of all of our templates, if you have any questions about finding templates in the future. If we ever make a heart events template, I will be sure to let you know. The other thing that you can do (if you want it to be collapsable and hidden) is simply use the hidden template. It won't make the box green or anything like that though and it's only use is to hide things/make them collapsible.
If you click on the green 'edit' button on the top of a page, that'll bring you into the editing mode. On the right hand corner of the page there is a tabber. One says 'visual', which is the default. Next to it, on the left, it says 'source'. If you click on source, it'll change it to source mode.
Don't replace the videos that are already there, but if there are some that are missing, then go ahead. Just please ensure that they are sized and placed appropriately and that the videos are good quality.