There is an image I uploaded to this wiki that was called "Flag-Ukraine.png" and later decided to rename to "Lang-UA.png". I learned that image pages can't be renamed so I uploaded the renamed image as a new one while modifying the old one to avoid the "cloned image" error. This turns out to have been a mistake because now there are two icons for the Ukrainian flag, both of which are used in different pages.
EDIT: Basically, what happened was that the filename "Flag-Ukraine.png" was a product of laziness; I searched for an image of the flag, copy-pasted it onto an image editor, edited the file down to the size of a flag icon, then gave it a title and uploaded it to this wiki without checking for a shortened version of the country's name.
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Hello, I don't know if that is okay but since you're the admin here I have one question, a request if I may.
As there's a page for 'Filly Ballerina' toy line but no category for images related to its characters. Will it be alright to ask those who have rights to create a category for them? I don't have the rights on wiki hence the question.
Sorry in advance and thank you for everything you have done. It's a very good place.
The toy lines such as Neon/Gold/Pink and Ballerina use characters from existing main toy lines, and as such we've tended not to treat them as their own thing. This said, I would have nothing against a gallery or image category being created for the Ballerina set and suspect this would be helpful for Filly toy collectors, so a 'Ballerina images' category now exists!
Thank you for taking the time to ask!
(For the record, admin controls are only tight on the wiki because there were lots of spam edits by bots when they weren't. I do value the help of others in making this wiki its best!)
Yes, I will do everything that I heard of in an advice. I did something like this, for example for 'Witchy' images (citing a book's title) though it was hard to figure it on my own, so if you or any other fan here or there won't mind, I think it would be better to ask you in the future but only on serious matters because you may be busy.
Though to be honest, when I'm trying to add the category on Ballerinas' images, it doesn't see this category which is strange. Must be an error.
P.S I don't see a category for 'Farina, the fire dragon' images so if I may, I want to request creating this category, please, because it's one of the episodes. And I have the screenshots of better quality of episodes but replacing already existing ones would make the ones I took of large size, more than two mbs, since yours are in 'png', I thought of uploading jpegs titled the same but with number '2' added as a way of replacing screenshots of italian version, is it alright to do so? It's a serious case since there are a lot of screencaps of the first version with lower resolution.
Categories on the site can be a bit weird, but I've changed the settings so that non-admins should now be able to make categories/etc (so long as they're logged in). Let me know if that works!
And better-quality/more up-to-date images are definitely welcome, though jpg files lean towards being a smaller file size than png files on account of how they store the data (png format keeps everything, jpg estimates some parts), so I'm a bit confused that your jpg file sizes are quite. Is it that the images are huge or that the jpg is saving at 97% quality or higher?
Still, I guess you could try uploading one and see if there's any problem with it loading/etc when in use. If not, then it's probably fine.
I meant that files I use are jpegs and you're right, they are all of light size.
I asked you about the option of leaving conversion of jpegs into pngs because pngs are huge. Conversion is the only way to replace the already existing images (of italian version). So I said, maybe it would be good to replace the screenshots the other way, and to have jpegs instead of pngs?
Thank you very much for the answer and time; I'll try adding the category now too.
Oh, I see what you mean now. Yes, changing the pngs for better-quality jpgs is absolutely worth it! Can't remember why I picked png at first, but replacing them with better-quality images was always meant to be the plan.
If you want to upload replacement jpg images with the same file name (but jpg instead of png) and start phasing them into the pages/galleries, then I can just delete the old png images later. (And you can choose different pics for the episode infoboxes, too, if you like: the main thing is that they show a memorable scene from the episode.)
Thanks again for doing so much wiki upkeep!
Also, I don't recognise the merchendise-promotion images you've been posting. Exciting to see that show-merch exists outside of the regular toy lines!
Oh, those toys are official as the off. chinese page for 'FF' confirmed it (on Weibo) and although they use the concept art images for the show (that unknown witchy filly appears in the images for the house's set), they are very ordinary toys based on the other chinese ones and aren't unique as 'Filly'. You can find them while typing the chinese name of the show (the short one). They feature new renders for characters too.
I also made a major mistake of uploading a photo of one chinese summit (related to the future plans on 'FF'), if it probably shouldn't be here, then I'm terribly sorry and requesting to delete it, if I will get banned, I'll understand it. Wanted to help but did it clumsily and it led to this. I can't delete anything sadly.
I'm the head admin of Equestripedia, a wiki for My Little Pony. Since MLP and Filly have similar aesthetics (both being based off magical equines), and since the Filly cartoon just came out not to long ago, I was wondering if you guys would be interested in an affiliation or partnership of any kind.
This Wikia's actually fairly established as Filly Funtasia was announced long before its eventual release, and the Wikia became a hub for the extensive toy lore in the meantime, so I think there's a limit to how much we could partner, but if you have any ideas feel free to share them.
Yeah, I was surprised by that. Prior to visiting this place, I assumed it was jut cartoon series that got delayed a lot, didn't know it was a toy brand since 2006.
Anywho. I just added the wiki to our affiliate pages. When I finally get off my lazy butt eventually get around to writing an article for Filly on our wiki, I'll be sure to link the articles here whenever I can. I hope you don't mind that I just used the logo for the Filly brand, since you guys don't seem to have a logo of your own yet.
I gotcha. Well, don't worry about that stuff, just anything you feel appropriate, like a link to us on your main-page if you're still interested in the affiliation. I was thinking of making a template similar to the one on Bulbapedia for affiliates for a "Pony wikis" thing, so if you're interested in something like that on the front page here, feel free to ask.
Well anyway. Never hesitate to ask me if you need any help or assistance with anything. I'm good with templates, CSS and most things involving wiki design and code.
(I had already typed a reply, but it seems not to have sent?)
Having a horse-show alliance like that Nintendo one sounds really cool! I'd love for the Filly wiki to be part of that. Looking around, there are several other animated-horse wikis that could joint, too (e.g. 'Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders' and 'Horseland').
Yeah, Wikia isn't the best about that. Had it eat a few of my messages in the past too.
The staff for the Princess Gwenevere wiki haven't been active since 2017 but the admin for the Horseland wiki is somewhat active on other wikis. I'll be sure to shoot them some messages, and also message the admins for the Phoebe and her Unicorn wiki and some of the other MLP Wikis (My Little Wiki, FIM Wiki, MLP Fanart wiki, EG Wiki, Tales wiki, etc)
While making some edits to the Cloud Boat page, I took note that just about every single mention of the boat on the officially-launched version of the Filly Stars MyFilly page, calls it the Star Boat. All four Filly Twilight bios, the Filly Tree page on the Twilights, and on the Filly Kingdom listing of the boat (after they had fixed the "Filly Kingdom" error). And frankly, I can't at the time of writing remember what sources we used to have on it being called the Cloud Boat, especially not any English-language sources.
It's all about the consequences. Say you rename a page - what would the consequences of that action be? Confusion among the readers, mostly, but it's not a fundamental change - it's a prefix to "boat". Boats are quite a unique thing in Filly in general, since only two exist.
Personally, Star Boat sounds more intuitive since its from Star series. Cloud Boat reminds me of Scarlet's ship since it's usually seen among the clouds.
So if the official stuff is consistent, sure, renaming would be good.
The direct translation from German was "Cloud Boat" and there were a couple of problems with the English page when it first appeared, so I was hopeful "Star Boat" would turn out to be one of them (as I recall, the site originally had some variations on that too; I think "Star Ship" appeared somewhere).
Only real reason I was hopeful is because it's Star-everything with the locations, which is a tad samey, but by this point it's clear they're sticking with that, so I approve of the redirect!
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