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  • Low Spark of Lyman

    DVD pages

    December 15, 2014 by Low Spark of Lyman

    All right, following a recent dispute, I'd like to bring up the matter on how DVDs (and other home video releases) should be handled, and see what others have to say about it.

    I came up with the List of Garfield home video releases to deal with all of that- have one page to talk about all the videocassettes, DVDs etc. It could get divided into sub-lists later on if it gets too big, especially for sections worth getting their own page. But as far as I know, there aren't any individual releases that are worth having their own articles. Therefore, I propose that we get rid of all- or at least most, should there be any worthy exceptions- DVD pages and transfer any useful info on them (like episode lists and cover art) onto the above link for ho…

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  • Low Spark of Lyman

    Another issue I'd like to discuss is what I, for one, find to be too many categories on articles. For those who tend to put in a whole lotta categories per article, I have the following advice (in regards what I commonly find):

    • Avoid redundancies/be descriptive. For example, if "Garfield and Friends episodes, Season 4" can be used, there's no need for "Episodes", "Garfield and Friends", etc. I also don't see any need for a general "Characters" category when there's already more descriptive ones for male/female, minor, species, or U.S. Acres. There also doesn't seem to be a need for combined categories (e.g. Male Cats when there's already Cats and Male Characters).
    • Categories are meant to connect articles with shared themes. If a categor…
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  • Low Spark of Lyman

    Message on Pictures

    September 27, 2014 by Low Spark of Lyman

    All right folks, let's just be clear on something when adding to the photos on here:

    Taking pictures of a computer/TV screen is a bad idea.

    Doing so generally results in grainy, off-color, and amateurish picture quality. Is that what you want to represent this Wiki? Do you want lower standards on here?

    If you put up such pictures onto an article here, don't be surprised if I take them down (and if I give you a reminder that such practices aren't acceptable here, or should be anywhere, for that matter). If we're going to improve the Garfield Wiki, then we're going to need to cut/improve all the stuff put up that was/is bogging it down.

    Remember, taking pictures of a screen for images is unnecessary when you can use image editors for that.

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  • Low Spark of Lyman

    Well, today is Jim Davis' birthday, now 69. Thought I might as well throw that out here.

    I plan to be busy today, either here or elsewhere, FYI.

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  • Low Spark of Lyman

    36

    June 20, 2014 by Low Spark of Lyman

    Well, someone's 36 today...

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