As I'm adding some more sources to the Main Theme - Mortal Kombat rip, I come across lots of GIFs. I credit GIFs as N/A, not knowing who was the original person who created it. This however begs the question: Does N/A also count as an incomplete list? For example, the Shellfie (Alternate Mix) - Splatoon rip. The editor credit the source for "Cat in sock" as N/A. Now could this mean the rip is incomplete, until the creator of "Cat in sock" has been found, or is this like a freebie? Like the Mortal Kombat rip, let's say the "???"'s are all filled out with its jokes (a dream come true lol), however the "N/A"'s for the cat dancing GIF and the Thanos dancing GIF are still there. Should the rip still be considered as incomplete or is it best to leave it like that?
I think it's up to you whether you think adding the source for a GIF makes an article complete. Personally I think finding the source of a GIF is a waste of time (as finding the origins of internet media is not the focus of the wiki), but if you want to make that effort you can. I would remove the Incomplete list tag in any case.
I don't recall any rip where the use of an old thumbnail is noted on the page. Sometimes the page where the newer thumbnail was first used will note it, but otherwise, the rip's image usually isn't mentioned unless there's a visual joke.
Old thumbnails tend to be noted in a trivia section on the category page for the game.
HOWEVER, for rips that were removed before the thumbnail changed, then it should have the old thumbnail as the image in the infobox, even if there are later SiIvaGunner rips of the same game that have a new thumbnail.
Good question! This is not something that's documented anywhere as it's more of an implicit practice, so I'm glad to be able to clarify.
TurretBot is correct: The latest thumbnail that a rip had should be used, even if later rips with the same playlist use a different thumbnail.
For your other question, there should only be one page, as that is considered one rip that was originally uploaded to GiIvaSunner and was then reuploaded to SiIvaGunner with a minor change. We should only differentiate between GiIvaSunner and SiIvaGunner if there are two distinct rips of the same name. For example, Ruins (Beta Mix) - Undertale and its GiIvaSunner counterpart are two different rips with different jokes.
I agree that adding info about the GiIvaSunner "version" to the existing page on the SiIvaGunner "version" make the most sense. You can mark that the rip was changed by adding the Category:Modified reuploads category to it, and adding some trivia.
due to the template in the mega man 3 (full version) rip, it breaks when i try to edit it in source mode (it actually broke, im sorry...). do you know how to fix this? i dont think this happened to other pages. im sad now :(
if it cant be fixed, rip
(this is happening to every page) when i try to edit in the source mode, it turns white and after a long time everything disappears and then i get the message that i cannot see the page's code in the source editor until i preview them or copy paste and i used too much mb. did you have this message before?
Okay so as i'm trying to create the articles for the rips from giivasunner, i would check back on that list and refresh to make sure the page shows up in blue and not red. But get this.
It still shows in red after I refresh.
Even when i leave it for almost half an hour, it still shows up in red. So i have to go into "Edit", put again the names of the rips I've made, and exit out, everytime. I dunno if i'm sounding nitpicky or whatnot, but is there a way i can fix this? It's really buggin me.
Update: Hey, so, about that bug, it stopped. Whenever I refresh the page now after i make a page on that certain rip, it lights up blue. Glad it stopped, but I don't know why it happened. Could it be that the wiki runs a bit laggy at night?
I've been working on this for the past hour and I'm starting to see that a lot of the GiIvaSunner rips that were reuploaded have separate articles if they were reuploaded under a different title on SiIvaGunner.
I'll probably need to manually go through all of the GiIvaSunner-era rips to fix both that and the issue posed in your request.
Most SiIvaGunner reuploads of GiIvaSunner rips are not tagged.
I'm pretty sure the list that overcast put together is based mostly on the titles of the rips as well.
I know that the channel SiIvaGunner Archive has a playlist with GiIvaSunner reuploads in the proper chronological order which could make it easier to check them all, though it seems like (s)he abandoned it at some point since it only has ~700 rips.
(Maybe it wouldn't be too difficult to just put together a properly-sorted playlist using SirWall's rips and the YouTube API...)
Hm, that is a problem. Could you expand more on your idea to use SirWall's re-uploads and the YouTube API? I don't think the SirWall re-uploads are ordered, and it doesn't look like the re-uploads have any metadata we could use, so I don't know how using the YouTube API would help.
The titles should be enough (some of them do have "Reupload:" and/or "GiIvaSunner" but I don't think that should be a big issue). Overcast's GiIvaSunner list (the one on the wiki) is sorted correctly as he pulled them from Twitter afaik. Basically you could look through SirWall's videos by title, then add them to a new playlist, in order, using the API. Well, idk if it's actually possible with the API but that's the idea. (I've considered doing it manually before, but it's like 950 videos...)
Oh, I see. I thought you wanted me to find out the order of the GiIvaSunner uploads, but it seems like we already have that. Where is this list hosted, and are there dates for the rips? I could only find the "List of ... uploads" pages
I wouldn't bother doing this as there are so many rips uploaded on a daily basis that any page that would track something like this would need constant maintenance. As an aside, Special:WantedPages is an automatically generated page that cannot be altered. I think it is a good substitute.
If you want to know which rip pages still need to be made, you can check out this YouTube playlist by Aiden, which I use whenever I feel like making some pages.
Sort of. All of the pages on that list need to be created, so whenever any page on the list is created it is automatically removed from the list. Categories are shown in blue if they are used on a page, even if they don't have a page.
Special:WantedPages is a list of links on the wiki that don't have pages associated with them (they are pages that have links but don't exist). The list is automatically updated by a service that checks all of the broken / red links on the wiki. Assuming we have all of the rips on the channel linked to and listed somewhere, it'll get put on the list.
As an aside, the "Exclude titles" bar just filters things from the list. It doesn't actually change anything on the list itself, only what results you see.