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YukiShiroi
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• 10/15/2014

Calling All Active Users

I've recently adopted this Wiki and if anyone's been here lately they would have seen the transformations I have made. I'm striving to bring this Wiki up to scratch and make it as good as it should be. If there are any users who still browse this Wiki but don't edit, please leave a comment! Let me know I'm not alone in this! We can all work together to restore the current pages and then build the Wiki further. I've set up a proper forum, external to this Wiki for people to go to if they want a place to chat and hang out, and I've re-made the old petition to get new episodes of Dragon Booster going. I own all the episodes of the series and I'm striving to upload them onto a Youtube channel so that all may enjoy this series; that old fans may re-watch the show and that new fans catch on to the series.

I'm also wanting to reach out to the former bureaucrats of this Wiki. In an attempt to polish up the Wiki so that new contributors aren't scared by inactive users, I would like inactive admins to have their rights removed. When I first found this Wiki, I was appalled at the layout, and so was Wikia Staff so much so that they had to edit the layout in order to let me even adopt this place. Not only that, but many of the people who have bureaucrat status have been using this Wiki to propagate their personal Dragon Booster fanfictions instead of actually working on the Wiki and making it as good as it can be (apart from the fact that this is a factual Dragon Booster Wiki), not to mention that half of those users have less than 20 edits each to boot. For these 4 reasons, I have the opinion that inactive admins should have their rights removed. I ask that any community members reply to this post with their opinions on what should be done about the inactive admins, if you agree or disagree with me. Please let me know how you feel on this and contribute any new ideas!

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YukiShiroi
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• 10/25/2014

Thank the Magna Draconis you changed the layout, I hated going onto the Wiki because of the terrible over-saturated blue and red theme. Killed me. I love the new layout though, and was pleasantly surprised (though I thought someone had just started a new wiki altogether haha) when I saw it. Thanks for the forum by the way! It's really great and I enjoy it thoroughly. 

As for the old admins, I wouldn't be surprised if you dropped them. They didn't do much, and any information found here was easily obtainable through other means, like taking a look at the Dragon Booster tag on tumblr. Though I'm surprised they were using the Wiki instead of FF.net, or Ao3 to write their fics. I'll be helping out here as much as I can, I know quite a few weird tidbits about Dragon Booster that surpise many people. 

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• 10/26/2014

You're most welcome :) I was so happy when I finally got adoption rights here; I was editing with that horrid layout for a week before I could even request adoption, and it was almost a week later that it was processed. And you're very welcome for the forum, I'm just extremely happy to see other fans still active and around! You guys genuinely brighten my day~

Yeah Wikia staff actually dropped them after the case I presented so that's patched up. I don't understand why those admins didn't use Deviantart for their fanfic considering it's not only made for stuff like that but poses a lot more convenience such as creating groups to attract like-minded people as well as the like-minded being already on the site as again that's what dA is for o__0 There were a lot of vandalised articles too I've patched up or ones with spelling errors in their names.

Things have been a bit difficult with me lately (hence the absence yesterday) but I'm here to stay :) I'll post up the current project(s) on the Wiki board in the forums tomorrow so people can see what I'm doing and suggest new things; at this stage I'm still going through all the articles and fixing everything before tackling all the articles that need to be made. With any luck (and a few hours sleep), I should also be able to pull up a list showing all the red links/articles to be made through the admin panel here and I'll forward that to the forum so people can see what's happening. But a lot of the current articles here are still lacking or just bad, I spent some time making new info boxes that aren't weird clashing colours so you can actually read them now...

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• 10/26/2014

I couldn't imagine editing with that layout, I actually had to take an ibuprofen after visting once. :/ I'm just super happy that everything here is looking a whole lot more professional and tied in with the show. ^^ And I'm happy that there's others on the forum as well! It's so nice to have lengthy discussions about my favourite show with new minds. Okay, off of tumblr and away from headcanons (so far XD).

It's nice to hear the Wikia staff dropped them. They really didn't update much, did they? I honestly have no idea why they didn't use another site to host their fanfics, it's really strange. Maybe they thought they'd garner more attention by having it on the 'official' wiki? Mind boggling.

If you need any help let me know! ^^ I'm more then willing to help with all that awesome fact-finding, as well as some other stuff, like re-working the pages so we can have a complete character backstory (with what we know from 'The Magna Draconis' and within the show itself) and appearances (with citations linking to the show article within the wiki too) and all that stuff. I also know of several places where I can grab some more high-quality official pictures, and if you want I can remove the white background. :)

The info boxes look great, though I'd suggest changing the font on the purple section to white, it's a little hard to read with the font black. But apart from that it's perfect! 

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• 10/28/2014

Make some more Moordryd art hehe~ :3

No they didn't. I can't remember when their last edits were but last login dates were pretty bad, one of them last came here in 2008 :P Made the admin list look pretty bad. And most had very low edit counts too.

That would be amazing, thank you! I struggle the most with the character pages as I just don't really know what to write, and I definitely lack good quality pictures ^_^; I get most of mine from screenshots of episodes from my laptop. Hmm I think you might be looking at the old templates, none of the ones I've made have black font anywhere. Those old templates were terrible as they had you enter different colours for each time that you used them, making them all look different (and as you pointed out, difficult to read) and defeating the purpose of a template in the first place. The one's I've made are the Human Infobox, Dragon Infobox, and the Crew Infobox. Each of those template pages gives you an example of the default look as well as usage example and instructions. The gold bars will change colour depending on the crew name entered, so Dragon Flares Crew will produce a dark red and Army of the Dragon Crew gives a light purple. But font colours never change, and I did my best to make sure all colours worked well with white text over the top by testing it on Photoshop first. All of the old templates should have a notice that appears at the top of the article saying it's using an outdated template; I didn't want to delete the old templates until all the articles have been shifted to the new one otherwise they'll end up looking very bad.

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• 10/28/2014

Well, they're dropped as admins so they can't mess anything up now. If they even remember this wiki at all.

Alrighty, I'll see what I can do. (Both the pictures and editing haha) I'll look over the character lists and see what I can help on, and see if I can cite which shows they appear in, along with a whole slew of other things. ^^ (History too, that goes first lol) If you don't mind, I'm going to start alphabetically with all the humans, then dragons. Then I can start on locations, if they need any topping up. Then if you need anything else, like more characters (Like Cain, I noticed he's missing) to be added to the wiki, I'm your person! 

Also, those new templates look amazing! Can't wait to see them in action :D They'll make the place look so, so much better. 

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• 10/29/2014

Thanks very much! Use any system you feel most comfortable with :) And yeah most likely after the current character pages are updated, there will be others to create (poor Cain haha!). You'll likely encounter character pages with those old templates still there; the page should contain a link to the new template that should be used so that'll make things easier for you. The new template is super easy to fill out (just copy and paste the usage example to the top of the article and change the necessay bits) but if you run into any problems just let me know :)

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• 10/29/2014

Alrighty. :) I'll start on friday, when I'll have the time. ^^