Hey there, I've managed to gather some folks on the subreddit and in the Discord and they're open to edit on this wiki to turn it into a hub for all Zaibatsu-related content. What do you think? These people are willing to revitalize this place, so I need your permission to make certain changes.
If you'd like, I can try to move over some of the content I did for Woolie Versus Wiki and combine it here if you're going to go ahead with all the Woolie Versus pages. I've been making gifs of the intros since they're usually animated, if you wanted to use those as well.
Hey The Milkman! I'm Emptylord, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for Best Friends Wiki. I introduced myself on your Boards, but just wanted to drop you a message personally since you're one of the more active editors around here. Basically, if you have any questions relating to the wiki, I hope to be your first point of contact.
Would it be easier to recognize each episode if the title of the pages had the number in them? I mostly identify each one by number, not title, so in its current form it's not great looking for something.
I dunno, it would seem kind of redundant in my opinion, in addition to cluttering up the search bar. If I want to find episode 78, I just type in the word "Panty" and it pops up. I'd remember that more than the episode title, personally, because those names stand out. Then again, if you need to find a certain episode, a simple search for "078" would do the trick.
If the title started with the number then the category would be useable then because everything would be in chronological order. The titles of the podcast generally seem to be a joke amongst the group whereas the number seems more official and get the most recognition, I don't see much use in the titles of those pages excluding the number.
"I dunno, it would seem kind of redundant in my opinion, in addition to cluttering up the search bar."
You could just dump the title all together and have each page as its podcast number, making the titles far far less "cluttered". If you searched a word or phrase in search the podcast would still be the first thing that came up. The "title" is just a phrase from a conversation that Woolie liked, it's not official and sometimes not memorable, it baffles me that gets such credence over the official podcast number.
But these are official titles. These are the titles the Best Friends themselves use, which look far more appealing than "Super Best Friendcast Epsiode 001" or "Podcast 01" or "Friendcast 1" or "1 Podcast" or "001 Super Best Friendcast" or any other variation. Like the Let's Plays and stuff, I'd think it's better to simply strip away the series name and only use the unique, official title of the episode. I can't imagine it being that big of an issue, they're all listed in chronological order on a page accessible from the navbar, and if you type in the podcast number correctly in the search bar, you'll get it. What sticks with me more than anything though, are the actual titles, because those are meant to be dumb and attention-grabbing out of context.
On iTunes they're labeled as "SBFC###:Insert phrase here", so the actual official title is the number, the phrase attached afterwards. Functionally and factually the title of the pages are wrong, as I've shown. The title is as useful in identifying the podcast as the photo the accompanies it, as they are callbacks to the actual content but not terribly descriptive to it's time of release. The category for podcasts are a giant clusterfuck and completely unusable, but, for you reasoning for doing something is fickle as per usual. One time it's functionality, the next aesthetic, blah blah. Not hard to see why recruiting for this place is abysmal.
Well, I wouldn't use the category page; that's why we made a Super Best Friendcast page, to easily identify the pages. Category pages are generally like that. For the purposes of a site search, if I want to find Aryan Resurrection, I might not remember it was episode ten or twenty, now that there's been so many. But I sure as hell remember the title, which makes searching for it much faster and easier. I just type in "Aryan" and it pops up. The addition of the abbreviation and number seems pointless when we already stip away the series title from other pages, like Silent Hill 2 instead of "Two Best Friends Play Silent Hill 2".
I was the one who reverted the last edit to Plague's page and I did it because, to my knowledge, he hasn't given out his full name and we don't give out that information unless we are sure the person in question doesn't care. If he has revealed his full name somewhere, please link to it in a reply and we can decide if we should undo the revert.
What Kamon said. As long as it's stated on one of his public accounts, or if he gives out the okay for us to display his personal information, it's all good. Otherwise, I don't feel we should be displaying full names and other information of that nature without explicit permission to do so.
Thanks for constantly updating information on each of the wiki pages. I was wondering, for the quotes sections, should we be listing which episode the quotes come from? I know it's kinda tedious, but I think it would help people who may try to look for a specific episode, and what not. Just a small suggestion...
Yes, absolutely. We've been starting to do that a lot more now, as you can see with newer pages such as Silent Hill 2, for example. If you hover your mouse over the name of the person who said the quote (there should be a dotted line underneath), you'll get the episode number.