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Textless Posters Legitimacy

What would count for the legitimacy of Textless variants of posters if they are fan edited or not and if they were not edited by fans how can one tell the difference? Transparent AOU Logo.png Valyrian Wildfire   There are no strings on me. 02:07, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Well, that's a pretty broad topic. Generally, you should not upload fan-edited textless posters if you know for a fact they are edited. If you're unsure, you should ask whoever uploaded to the source site before uploading them here, as currently there is no exception for them in the image policy in regards to fan edits. It's as simple as zooming in and looking for artifacts around the area where the logo would be. If you don't find anything out of the ordinary, you're probably looking at a legit textless poster. You suggested before that you wanted the image policy to be changed to allow fan-edited, so I think you should have just been more upfront about that here.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 04:09, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
I was feeling a bit nervous about it. Transparent AOU Logo.png Valyrian Wildfire   There are no strings on me. 04:38, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Fixing References and Gallery Links

Templates

Hi! Have you ever thought of using templates to refer to the works in the MCU? For example using {{WV}} to generate "WandaVision", and {{WV|1|9}} to generate "WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale". or better, "WandaVision: 1.09: The Series Finale", so that there will be links for both the show name and the episode name. I think using templates will help avoid typos or formatting inconsistencies when writing these names, and will also save quite some work (for example, you don't have to remember the name of every episode, as long as you know the number, to generate the correct result). MalchonC (talk) 14:40, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

This would essentially require reformatting the Wiki in every area where a reference exists, which would take forever. Not to mention the fact that most of the time we just copy and paste the text now so it's hardly an inconvenience, and it would increase loading times for pages marginally. If we had started off in a perfect world where we could plan to do that ahead of time, then yeah I might actually agree with this, but we did not and so it's just not viable. This template also appears to be very heavy on switch statements, which would again would probably increase load times.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 22:31, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
On Harry Potter Wiki we use this kind of templates heavily and I have to say I cannot notice the time difference of loading pages between this site and that one at all. And couldn't there be some kind of bot to automate it if it's indeed a good change? MalchonC (talk) 05:00, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
That's a big if honestly. Loading time differences are minimal, but they're there. The problem with the idea of this being a "good change" is that it needlessly complicates something with an established and perfectly convenient format that can easily be copy-pasted around the site as needed, while requiring mass edits for all older pages. It would also be confusing to both new and old editors who are either familiar with the old system or not knowledgeable of template formatting.latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 03:35, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Well, just an advice. If you think the works are too much, then fine :) MalchonC (talk) 09:05, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Bit late of a response but I'm willing to put in the effort to create a template for Loki, maybe at Template:LokiTV, and mass edit all the pages. Matachak (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
That would be needed for each and every MCU film, episode, comic, novel, artbook, guidebook and media. Not just the latest 6 episode series. Too much effort, too little reward.--Shabook (talk) 18:22, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
Agreed. latest?cb=20200507061542&format=original - BlogsMessage WallGuestbook 00:55, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

Game pages

Hi! Since we make pages for characters from Alternate Realities in What If...?, I think we should make them for games as well. What I mean by this is that, characters appearing in What If... Captain Carter Were The First Avenger?, are given a /Super Soldier Peggy Carter subpage. The games are nearly as noticeable as the show. Currently, some pages have tabs for appearing in multiple games as seen on Mangog, however instead of using tabs we can use subpages. The only problem is finding names. The names used on List of Alternate Universes would need to be revised for subpages. Thoughts? AmazinglyCool (talk) 23:51, 14 August 2021 (UTC)

It is a work in progress that nobody has committed to.--Shabook (talk) 16:12, 15 August 2021 (UTC)
Is there any way I can help? AmazinglyCool (talk) 13:14, 17 August 2021 (UTC)

Apocryphal Articles and the Multiverse

Now that Loki's first season has wrapped up and the Multiverse has been fully realized, I wanted to clarify if possible how we should handle the articles currently listed under the category Apocryphal articles. Should these also receive the alternate universe template and designation like the previously non-canon articles did, or should they be left where they are now? There's also the question of how we should handle the video-game pages. Should we remove the "Canon Status" section on the video-game articles that states the ways in which they contradict with the mainline MCU timeline and consider them part of an alternate universe, or should we leave it the way it is now? And, finally, should we upgrade the "Non-Canon Character Bios" on these video-game articles to full alternate universe character pages, or should we leave them as they are now? I can help out with any and all of these potential changes if need be, but I wanted to clarify wether or not any of them needed to be done first before I did anything. Logo8th (talk)

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