I have a question of a character before I make his page from Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix.
I read in Nadia Kirov's page that his sergeant Mischa betrayed and later captured her on the train, But as I can see on the comic he is shot down buy a russian soldier (first page) and later only Dunkelvolk captured her. Is it possible that the discription of Nadia Kirov false?
Just like Chris, I'm here to help out however I can, just let me know! You can usually find me on Discord (my username is penguinstyles#9735), however, I'm happy to use whatever contact medium you prefer.
If you have any questions for me, please let me know. I'll try to respond to them as quickly as I can.
I'm really looking forward to working with you - Indiana Jones is one of my favorite movie series.
In the Young Indiana Chronicles film Travels with Father, Indy and his father Henry bathe in the ocean to cleanse themselves after being dropped off in the middle of nowhere.
While bathing Henry starts a conversation about being consumed by nature. He holds his breath, plunges under the ocean, and comes back up to the surface for air as a demonstration. Indy is amazed by this as he did know his father could swim. Henry responds by stating that there's a lot he doesn't know about him and splashes him playfully.
He then tells him that when he was five years old he used to go swimming in the loch(which was cold). Before he could say more about the story, Indy cuts him off which puts him in a state of confusion.
Indy asks him if he remembers what he said earlier about letting themselves be consumed by nature. He says yes and Indy replies by stating that nature is consuming their clothes. He asks him what he means by that and he tells him to look what's at shore.
He takes his request and he notices a flock of sheep devouring their clothes. Their bath is cut short and they exit the ocean to retrieve their clothes from the sheep. They try to get close to the sheep but they run off in fear. They then give chase but the sheep outrun them and they fail on retrieving their clothes resulting in them walking through the field in their birthday suits.
While walking through the fields, they cover themselves up with random items(Indy holding tree branches and Henry holding a briefcase). Indy asks Henry a random question which he is annoyed by and he orders him to shut up.
They continue walking until they suddenly encounter an elderly woman who is sleeping by and old house.
Henry tries to get her attention with a simple "ahem" but it doesn't work. Indy does the same but he fails also.
Henry tells Indy in greek language that they should give it another go and he eventually succeeds when he speaks to her the same way and she awakens.
She then yells in excitement catching the attention of two women of younger generations who exit the house. Indy and Henry are puzzled as they don't understand what the women are saying. The women look at them putting them in a state of embarrassment.
They give each other apprehensive looks but Henry smiles as he tries to make the best of the situation.
They are eventually given new clothes by the women and they continue their journey by cart owned by a man named Aristotle.
Now, I don't want to cross the line or anything as this may seem like an inappropriate question to ask but just out of curiosity,.....when Henry used to go swimming in the loch at five years old, he did have on any swimwear or did he go in the nude?
Please let me know as soon as possible so that my questions will be answered.
All good! I know it's tricky with the new movie being so far away. It might be a good idea to think about long term goals for the wiki. Are their community goals? Perhaps a new main page design? New wiki theme? All good things to think about to keep the wiki fresh. :)
Every wiki can always have goals! It's really great as it drives wikis forward and gives them focus.
One goal could be to grow the community itself. I know it is sometimes more difficult when new content isn't being produced yet, but there is nothing to say we can't attract more users now or get the wiki prepared for when new users come when the new movie releases.
Would some guidance on that be helpful? Just thinking it makes life easier for all admins if you have goals and something to work towards. :)
Sure! So first of all, Help:Building a community is a really great read as it provides some awesome tips, many of which I'll cover here.
I want to cover though some areas specific to this wiki that I think could be useful. :)
Your current wiki main page is great in that you have an opening paragraph that details what the wiki is about - that falls in line with Fandom's main page guidelines.
The area that I can see that would be visually appealing to new readers would be to include some more images. Main pages should be bold and exciting, showcasing your wiki's content in an eye catching way. Images are certainly a good way to go about that!
Bachelor Nation Wiki has a great main page design in that it features lots of images, but also uses them for navigation purposes. That's the good thing with images - you can includes lots of them but use them for a purpose such as for navigation. I highly recommend doing this.
Cater for mobile users
You are doing a great job with this. You're using portable infoboxes as well as a bespoke mobile main page. I've nothing to add on that, just wanted to point out you're doing all you can on that! :)
Build a social space
I know many believe wikis are all about editing and content, but wikis at their core are nothing without the community. Indeed, communities contribute to subjects they are passionate about but they also really want a place to talk about their favourite franchises.
There aren't really many places here to do that at the moment which I think will hold fans back from wanting to join this wiki for the complete experience. I recommend enabling Discussions as this gives users that place to socialise.
That's not to say these won't become editors though as Discussions integrates the wiki into the platform. Also, HighJewElfKing over at South Park Wiki has been really successful in going into Discussions, talking with the community, and helping them become editors!
Hopefully this is helpful. Sorry it's a super long post. Do any of those appeal to you?
These are just my opinions so I'm not shutting down consideration on anything but I'm not convinced by Discussions. I use the Twitter account in part to see what people are saying about the franchise and which politician is a Raiders Nazi, Marion's "I was a child!" and the evergreen opinion on Crystal Skull's quality are not uncommon topics. ;)
I think I hastily threw together the mobile main page when I noticed that was increasingly where the traffic comes from and that being their first taste of the wiki. I do like the image of the Joneses and the Spear of Destiny as a lure. My theory is people prefer reading the wiki than editing it cause general awareness of the franchise tends to be the movies, maybe the TV series and a beloved childhood game.
I might just be out of date with wiki trends, and admittedly I have affection for the current desktop homepage, but the image heavy main pages look too cluttered and uniform to me with numerous character squares the featured content scroll. Our main page used to have the trailer for the Blu-ray on there until videos stopped working. However, the current look is a decade old and showed up just a couple of days before Crystal Skull arrived in cinemas so we probably should be doing something which is timely for Indy 5 and whatever comes next.
Yeah I can see what you mean re Discussions. I think the difference is with Discussions is that, if well moderated, they can be a really effective tool. But as I said in my initial message as well, users who perhaps would not normally edit the wiki might use Discussions. You can then reach out to them to see if they are interested in contributing. With experience, that would also improve their posts in Discussions as well.
The mobile main page is really good, even if you did just throw it together! Well organised with a good choice of images. :)
I can see what you mean about images cluttering things but research has found users engage with images more than text. If a main page has too much text, or at least text in blocks, then it would not appear much different to a standard article.
To give you another example using a main page I designed in accordance with the guidelines, Planet of the Apes Wiki still uses a lot of text in the first two sections as that is great for search engines and for readers to read a concise summary of the wiki and the latest news.
Using the images though to navigate between characters and movies gives a massive area for users to click to view their article. It's also instantly recognisable, where if they see a movie poster for a movie they instantly know it's what they are after and will navigate to the article.
Images well organised on a main page don't always need to look cluttered. :)
Yeah! Something like that for sure. Fandom, as part of their main page guidelines, are moving away from sliders like that though as new research has found hiding content behind sliders doesn't attract too much attention.
But, having something visual like that is a very positive step. Maybe move it further up the main page, below the opening paragraph? That visual pop would be great for readers. :)
Interesting. The movie's been through a lot but I see that as a positive that they care about it at least, enough to put extra resources into it to get it right. Surely can't afford another delay though.
I just wanted to tell you that I will be soon having an interview with Steve Perry, author of Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead. As I have been able to read too little of it thanks to Amazon previews, I wanted to know if you have read it and if such is the case ask you if you can have any possible questions that I could ask him?
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I was talking with Spongebob456 about an upcoming interview I'm going to do with Rocky Taylor and he commented me that perhaps it would be good to upload it here on the wiki. The problem is that we don't have blogs here due the currently low activity, but he said that he can enable Discussions here.
Did we accept his offer? He has a really good idea...