Hey Glad. I'm Zoro :), you may know me. I try to edit the wikia during my free-time and I like your edits. I wanted to shed light on a few things as a friendly advice. It concerns your summary structure and grammar respectfully so lets go!
1) I love your edits, you fill out the arcs no one would bother to touch for the while I have been in this wikia, and probably since those arcs were intact. I want to point out this. Thanks for taking the time to do it.
2) The structure you use is directly from looking at the manga page and restating the words the manga uses for yours. Although, It's okay, I think you should slightly make them "more" into your words like I did with the first paragraph of the AIR Arc. I saw your dedication and wanted to help you out as much as possible. I am not much of a writer but I did my best.
To sum it all up, I wanted to thank you for your continuation of editing and contributing to the Toriko community, and wanted to give you advice on the way that would be in my opinion, better. I am just giving you friendly advice, please don't take it personally. Thanks :)
I know that I've been using direct manga things. I use One Piece's articles as reference and write like a narrator but again I forget it and go back to usual style, its been a hard to break from habit. I will keep that in mind when I write for the next chapter. Thanks for pointing out the flaws and I will try to edit the Arc since its not so big right now. Cheers.
Its not just narrating that is the problem, its the tense you use too. It should be a mixture of past and present. Also, I ahve to say, you did it fast and it needs more editing this time. In my opinion though.
Look at this:
"Everyone reach a huge cave which is the entrance to the Bewitching Food World. Some bizarre fireworks are fired to welcome them. Buranchi is ordering his employees are the Tengu Castle to prepare food to welcome The Heavenly Kings and Komatsu. Terry, Quinn and Kiss are instructed to stay by Octo-chan at the entrance as they were going to meet the Daruma Hermit. Mappy asks if they brought some ingredients with them as in the Gourmet World every thing including food, a place to sleep and buying things are done through barter system where they trade ingredients for services and products. As they entered the cave, some Eyemud showed up which are pretty rare."
How I would do it (not perfect at all):
"Toriko's party reach the entrance to the Bewitching Food World. As they are welcomed with bizarre fireworks, Brunch orders his employees, a pair of bird-like entities, to prepare a feast and welcome the Four Kings and Komatsu. The animal partners are told to stay put near Octo-chan until the Kings' and Komatsu's return. Mappy inquires whether or not the kings have brought along ingredients. He then explains the system of Bartering and its use in the Gourmet World as an equal exchange of materials."
Hi, I recently deleted some duplicate bad quality anime images and now some duplicate manga images. Please start checking if the image doesn't exist already, before you upload some image. Duplicate images aren't needed. Also when you cut manga images, try cutting the border panel too and not leaving it visible only on some side. And one more thing, try using better names that explains the image better instead of names like: "Waiting.png" waiting for what?; "TRS.png"; "Eggs.png"; "Drink gh". All those are bad names and don't give exact meaning of the image.
edit: Forgot one more thing XD When you add images to an article, try adding them before a sentence starts, and not in the middle of some word.
I am pretty new to wiki and this is my first wiki. I am pretty unexperienced as I cannot make tables and write good detailed information as most of the pages I make are later edited and made better by Buranchi. Uploading HD images takes quite a time and sometimes they don't upload at all after some point so I had to downgrade quality. About the manga images, I will make sure to do that from now. I am not using my PC at the moment and I hate the laptop keyboard which makes me type very slow and it takes long time to write so I use a single word to name pics. About the adding pictures before sentence starts, I will try my best to do that but changing paragraph after every little story bit makes it quite a chore. I ask people to upload pics after every article I write but when they don't do so I upload my novice pics as articles are boring to read without any pic which resembles the story. If you can answer one question, Where does the Billion Bird arc end and when will the new arc page will be created as it will be easier to write summary once a week instead of writing it in large amounts.
Yes, I saw that you are new, that's why I explained you those things. I understand now why you uploaded those lower quality images, but that can be annoying for those who have to go after that and replace them with higher quality. I was uploading anime and manga pics each week, but then Buranchi also started helping, and I got lazy and busy, so I left it mostly to him.
I didn't meant to make new paragraphs for each image. Sometimes a paragraph can be longer and it's natural the put the pic in between two sentences. What I mean is that, even though in some cases you started a new paragraph, you still put the picture in between a word. For example:
"Toriko feels that he had collected enough food and says aloud that its time to hea[[File:Komatsu_gw.png|thumb|258px|Komatsu's Entry]]d back to the"
. This was a new paragraph, but the image was put in between the word "head". And later there are more like:
"Toriko and Koma[[File:Rain_of_food_hw.png|thumb|222px|Rain of Food in Human World]]tsu head to the research"
, put in between "Komatsu", instead in front of "Toriko", since it's the beginning of the sentence. I guess you are editing in Visual Mode, and new user can pretty much mess it like this. Source Mode is better for writing and editing, you only need to know some basic codes for headings, images, etc.
Btw, since I saw it few times when you write, including in this post, and now I'm sure it wasn't a typo, after "," (comma) the next word don't start with capital letter, unless it's a name, i.e. it's not "...one question, Where...", but "...one question, where...". Sorry if I sound like "grammar nazi", but that sometimes is hard to be seen and fixed by other people.
Yeah I guess I can make corrections to my edits whenever I edit manga only articles and I guess I leave all articles I write which have aired in anime to you guys. About comma thing, I think in my country I follow those rules and am quite used to it so i will keep the wiki rule in mind. Don't mind that I ask this but why aren't Arc summaries written even though many Arcs passed by, I know that there're more important things for people than this wiki, But even if someone wrote just a few lines everyday, It will eventually be completed. Its the main reason I joined this wiki since I wanted to check on what happens to Four Beast while it just started in the anime and found that it was empty and instead of waiting for someone to write, I joined the wiki to write myself. Later I knew that it was given in the Four Beast page but still whole Arc story has its own little use.
btw, thanks for the suggestions, gladiator. ya, we're a bit busy, so no one wrote those summaries. we're really lacking in the summaries here,,, all of them. not just the arcs, but also the episodes, the chapters, and history sections for some characters :((
ya, that's what wikis are for; if someone has something to offer, he can jump in and help.
it'd be a real help and we'd be really thankful to u if u help us with the summaries. thanks again :)
I will do what I can do, Rest I leave to you guys. I am free only for about 3 months, I'd my best to cover as many Arcs as possible keeping wiki rules in mind. Please point out any mistakes I do and I will try to make myself better.
ohh... a good idea came to me just now. how about this, Gladiator: whenever u finish a big summary of something, i'll re-edit it after u, to help keep the grammar intact. so when u're doing a big summary, don't worry about the grammar and just go wild with filling it in the best way u can (but tell me when u finish it). that's for the summaries, not the pics that unok talked about. so, how about it? :)