We're in the process of launching a set of television footers, similarly to how we launched our successful gaming footers; we were wondering if there was interest in having the Scooby-Doo site included?
It's pretty clear to me the answer is "no" since I don't visit this site much any more, being far more caught up in Gravity Falls than Scooby-Doo. However, I do still have the powerful scripting tools that can help with mass changes, so unless you have worked out how to use them or have someone else who can do that I would still like to help out on request.
We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!
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We partnered with the Wikia community to create this new markup to make sure that your hard work can be displayed on mobile devices (as well as any future technologies) easily and without any new coding conventions. It’ll take some effort up front, to be sure, but we’re here to help, and the work you put in now will pay for itself tenfold in the future.
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In syndication, the end credits for season 1 of The Scooby-Doo Show are reused for seasons 2 and 3. I was going to add them to each episode and include a note about it, but is it worth doing it at all?
Also, I'm not about the objects section being seperated into three different subjects. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but when I think about it seems restrictive in the sense that some people might think it's for all clues, no matter if they're objects or not. I was thinking about doing a clues list with the number of "zoinks" mentions and Scooby Snacks bribes, instead.
I wouldn't bother about noting the re-use of the end credits. Or if you do, you might mention it only on season 2 and season 3 header pages and not each episode.
A clues section would be good, but the number of "Zoinks" is not a clue, is it?
Are greased marks and a tunnel an object? If no, I think I'll remove the subsections. I don't think some users are taking into account that it's a mini section for clues that are also objects, and not for clues in general. I think I'd rather just remove and not have to keep on removing a non-object every time someone ignores the glaringly obvious.
Should every time the Moon appears in the sky be counted as an appearances or should it be just for notable appearances? If we went with the latter then that would leave out stuff like the full Moon supposedly bringing the Black Knight to life. In that respect, perhaps that would be a counted as something notable, but happens just in the history. Leave the close-up appearances of the Moon for the Appearances section?
Looks good. I have not watched the "Moon Monster Madness" and so I couldn't offer an opinion on the setting, but it seems to me you did right. If action takes place on the surface of the Moon, then it's a setting. Otherwise not.
Not to spoil it, but it is a setting. The official plot says they go to the Moon, anyway. So setting = appearance? So I guess whatever happens in What a Night for a Knight, etc. then it should just stick to the history section.