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I was updating my Userpage and found a page in the wiki with userboxes and I used some, but I don't know how to make the userboxes where the code has a l in it is it a lowercase L or something I don't know of? Help please.--zoomer364 16:22, May 10, 2014 (EDT)

Hi Zoomer - that is the vertical bar character, also called a pipe. You should be able to find it about the enter key on most keyboards. ~SuperHamster Talk 16:35, May 10, 2014 (EDT)
Thanks, now I would like a code for a gardener userbox please.--zoomer364 19:02, May 10, 2014 (EDT)

Game Boy

I'm wondering why the Game Boy page exists! I propose we delete it. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Animal Crossing series, neither the Game Boy Advance! [That's a different discussion.....] Please comment your opinions.


Yeah i don't think we need it. I also think we don't need the SNES page either. As for the GBA, Animal Island is on it so it is AC related. Also, please remember to sign your comments. -- Pokebub (talk) 03:32, June 25, 2014 (EDT)
I propose that we create a soft redirect template so that we can simply link the Game Boy and SNES pages to Wikipedia, Nintendo Wiki, etc. Red Snapper 11:56, June 25, 2014 (EDT)
Sounds good to me, though instead of a soft redirect, I'd link directly to NWiki / Wikipedia. Directing to NWiki is the priority, but if an article is not available there, then we can do Wikipedia. ~SuperHamster Talk 16:07, June 25, 2014 (EDT)
The pages are pretty useless, so I won't miss them. Mario Signature.png 21:51, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

This all sounds great, but I don't know how to make a page a redirect...... Could one of you guys do it? Thanks. Flashpoint (talk) 21:59, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

#redirect[[Article name]]
Mario Signature.png 22:07, June 25, 2014 (EDT)
The content of a redirect page is just this. Mario Signature.png 22:19, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

Thanks. I just tried doing it but it wouldn't work. Can you try it? I tried typing it in but it wouldn't work. Don't use Nintendo Wiki's page, it's pretty low quality...... Use MarioWiki's , it's really good. Thanks. Flashpoint (talk) 22:33, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

I redirected it to Wikipedia since it's a better source for general information than MarioWiki (which contains information usually relevant only to the you-know-what series). Mario Signature.png 22:44, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

No info Template

I changed the Noinfo template to the most recent appearance of Blanca. I hope that was ok......


Flashpoint (talk) 22:10, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

It's all right, although a lot of notice templates don't use artwork from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Mario Signature.png 22:18, June 25, 2014 (EDT)

I prefer her artwork from city folk because i like the dress she wears in the older games.SuperCofee ᴛᴀʟᴋ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇ ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ (talk) 13:37, May 9, 2015 (EDT)

It's not really a matter of personal preferences though. If it's the latest artwork, we use it, generally. Mario Signature.png 15:29, May 9, 2015 (EDT)

Resource page

I'm interested in creating a page listing links to resources that editors can use to find information on all sorts of AC subjects. What is the best place/way to do this? Should I just update the External Animal Crossing websites page? --sunmarsh (talk) 17:37, August 3, 2014 (EDT)

Yeah, that would make the most sense in my opinion. --XXSuperXXNintendoXx (talk) 17:44, August 3, 2014 (EDT)
Sounds good to me! Thanks sunmarsh. We also have articles for some of the bigger Animal Crossing sites in Category:Websites, if there's any use in updating or adding new articles to it. ~SuperHamster Talk 17:46, August 3, 2014 (EDT)
I'll revamp the external websites page then. Also thanks for noting the Website category, I hadn't seen it until now. --sunmarsh (talk) 17:57, August 3, 2014 (EDT)

Item capitalization policy

A few weeks ago we rebooted Project Furniture and there was some discussion on the forums about standardizing item names across all pages. We did reach a consensus, however I still sense there may be some confusion regarding the chosen capitalization scheme. Additionally, there were just three of us who provided input and I wanted to reopen the discussion one last time to all parties before posting the policy on the Project Furniture page and suggesting changes to Nookipedia:Policy. The following is a summary of our decisions and a few concerns that we need to keep in mind:

Proposed capitalization rules:

The first letter of each word in an item's name is capitalized. e.g., Blue Chair, Hi-Fi Stereo, Large Bass
The terms 'series', 'theme', 'set' and 'category' are not capitalized. e.g., Blue series, Construction theme, Totem Pole set, Instruments category

The decision to capitalize item names is pretty arbitrary, one of the main benefits of the proposed rules is that this style matches what already appears on most of Nookipedia's pages.

Other considerations:

The Animal Crossing games do not use any capitalization; all items are lowercase and all series, theme, set and category names are lowercase. Because of this, we get periodical edits on any page with lots of item names, where a (usually unregistered) user will make every name on the page lowercase. One advantage of choosing the all-lowercase style would be to mimic the games and (hopefully) reduce 'vandalism' by well-intentioned users. On the flip-side, we would have to edit many of the pages on Nookipedia which already use the mostly-capitalized style.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns (whether you've voiced your opinion before or not) please post them below. If there are no objections to the proposed capitalization rules we will move forward them within the next few days. --sunmarsh (talk)

The proposed capitalization rules look fine to me. I think going through and making everything lower-case would be a lot more effort than it's worth, especially considering that the wiki likes to capitalize the first letter of each page by itself anyway. --Jake 15:28, August 8, 2014 (EDT)
Personally I am very passionate for everything being lowercase. ~~SuperAlpaca (talk) 21:54, August 8, 2014 (EDT)
I agree with Jake. In my opinion, making everything lower-case would take a lot more effort than it's worth and wouldn't be aesthetically pleasing. That's my two cents on the matter, but I'll leave it up to finding a fair and justifiable compromise. --XXSuperXXNintendoXx (talk) 22:13, August 8, 2014 (EDT)
I'm not sure how we can compromise on this, other than capitalizing only the first word of a multiple-word item name. Even then we'd have our hands full making changes. The only thing I can think of is to use the poll on the homepage to get everyone's feedback on this. We just have to commit to making whatever changes are recommended by the popular vote (otherwise, why bother putting up a poll). --sunmarsh (talk) 15:01, August 9, 2014 (EDT)
I personally don't have a strong preference either way, but I do like the poll idea. Wouldn't hurt to get reader input instead of the views of a few editors. I'd be willing to abide by whatever the poll outcome is. ~SuperHamster Talk 16:39, August 9, 2014 (EDT)

The poll is live, for anyone interested. I say we wait at least a week for feedback? The previous poll had over 1k votes but it was up for a year or more. --sunmarsh (talk) 21:31, August 13, 2014 (EDT)

Sounds good to me - could even close earlier, seeing that the first option has strong support (if the current trend continues). ~SuperHamster Talk 14:27, August 14, 2014 (EDT)
It seems that the first option continues to increase in majority vote percentage, so I think it's safe to say it is the clear winner here. If a staff member who is capable of doing so would like to make a change to the capitalization section of Nookipedia:Policy, that would be great. Once this is done I can note the changes on the Project Furniture page. Also, it may be beneficial to take a screenshot of the poll results as a record/reasoning for the decision prior to closing it. --sunmarsh (talk) 18:37, August 18, 2014 (EDT)
Done! Updated the policy, added a screenshot, and created a new poll for the main page. Thanks, ~SuperHamster Talk 18:53, August 18, 2014 (EDT)

In the Animal crossing games, not all the furniture names are lower-case. Proper nouns such as Gracie or Pave are capitalized in-game. -- 12:18, August 25, 2014 (EDT)

Official name and abbreviation for Japanese-only AC titles

The wiki does not make consistent references to the Japanese titles. Their article names are: Dōbutsu no Mori, Dōbutsu no Mori+ and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. However, I have seen references of "Animal Forest" on various pages, and when these titles are abbreviated we use the abbreviations AF, AF+ and AF e+. This is problematic/confusing. We even have templates {{DnM}}, {{DnM+}} and {{DnMe+}} that utilize the Animal Forest abbreviations, but produce the Japanese romanizations Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+ and Doubutsu no Mori e+. We need to come to an agreement on how to reference and abbreviate these titles. My vote is to use the romanizations (Dōbutsu no Mori etc.) as those are the article names. My vote for abbreviations: DnM, DnM+, DnMe+ --sunmarsh (talk) 17:54, September 5, 2014 (EDT)

We should use the romanizations instead, so I agree. Mario Signature.png 23:27, September 6, 2014 (EDT) I agree with super mario! I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN!!--Marcus (talk) 10:09, October 1, 2014 (EDT)

Help with stubs!!

Guys we need to work on stubs!! Let's step up our game! Most of the stub pages have barley anything on them! We need to fix that soon! --Marcus (talk) 22:10, September 30, 2014 (EDT)

I agree. Red Snapper 11:35, October 1, 2014 (EDT)

Play Nintendo Page?

As some of you might know, Nintendo just made a new website called Play Nintendo [[1]] and it has info about new games, it has little activitys, polls, etc. Should we make a page on it?it has a quiz, info and Mario Kart 8 DLC release info on Animal crossing.--Marcus (talk) 08:16, October 6, 2014 (EDT)

You can if you like. We do have a page for external animal crossing websites as well as Category:Websites. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 11:08, October 6, 2014 (EDT) I made the PlayNintendo Page! Here it is: Play Nintendo Can you guys help me out with it? Thanks!--Marcus (talk) 17:37, October 7, 2014 (EDT)

Cooperation on community projects

In order to maximize our impact and more efficiently complete large tasks on the wiki, I thought it would be to everyone's benefit to come together and focus our energy on one project. In order to do this, we need to have detailed and continuous discussions about different aspects of the project in question. My initial thinking was to organize some sort of chat thread or forum to keep in touch with all interested editors, but after some thought, I've decided that the best place for these conversations to happen is right here on Nookipedia. It's important that the decisions we make be visible to the community. Additionally, this level of transparency makes it easier for outside users to follow our progress and discover our projects, allowing interested editors to join us more easily. An offsite chat thread or thread in a subforum is almost invisible- only known to those who already know of its existence.

To that end, I'd like to open up this page to discussion about what sorts of projects and ideas you want to focus on as a community. I will be reaching out to the recently active members of the wiki, but anyone reading this who has an interest in working towards a common goal is more than welcome to join us. If you're interested in helping out, please sign your name below along with a short list or description of a project (or projects) you'd like to focus on.

Interested parties:

  • Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) - furniture pages, villager pages, e-cards, merchandise, main game pages (ACGC, ACCF etc.), events, guide pages, furniture customization, game music
  • Mario Signature.png (game music, real-life information on bugs and fish, clothing, maybe letter formats)

My suggestion is to focus on furniture pages simply because it's an ongoing project that we've already committed ourselves to, however I'm open to other suggestions. Once we have decided on a project we will continue the discussion on that project's talk page. If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns about this collaboration project feel free to post them below as well! Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 19:47, October 6, 2014 (EDT)

Hey, maybe we should add more people to Nookipedia: Project Furniture! I think more people could help with it.--Marcus (talk) 17:06, October 8, 2014 (EDT)

Hey, hey, I hope I'm not late on any input. Either way, I'm focusing all my effort on furniture pages. Furniture, in my opinion, is probably the best part of Animal Crossing, but I do enjoy catching the variety of bugs and fish. The neighbor part is probably one of the more boring things here, no offense. I kind of want to do some reenacting one more project, Project Fashion, but I don't want to attempt too many things at once. Mario Signature.png 16:57, October 10, 2014 (EDT)

Seeking Advice

I hope to become a helpful user, who makes edits and slightly helps the wiki. But to do so, I need someone to tell me how to make my own templates, and all that other stuff. Kit (talk)

Hello Kit, if you've never edited a wiki before my recommendation would be to check out the Getting Started page, paying specific attention to the Formatting Links section, as you'll be using links in every article you write or edit. I would also take a look at Help:Images and the tips at the top of Special:Upload. While learning how templates work is important, you won't have to create many new templates from scratch (unless you want to). We have many existing templates (type "template:" in the search bar to find them) and you can always take elements from templates you like and combine them to suit your needs. Other than that, I think the best way to learn is to start editing articles and paying close attention to the wikitext and what the different elements are producing on screen. I hope that helped and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask! Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 13:19, October 12, 2014 (EDT)
I also want to add, you might want to specify what kinds of template you're interested in creating because there is quite a variety of templates so we can specify our advice too. Nevertheless, ask questions, play around, experiment, they're all encouraged here. Mario Signature.png 17:45, October 12, 2014 (EDT)

Ok, thanks guys! Kit (talk) 11:11, October 17, 2014 (EDT)

Browser add-on suggestion

I thought I would make a note here about a browser extension that I've found helpful for editing here on the wiki. The add-on is called Find and Replace for Firefox. There may be a similar extension available for Chrome users. The extension allows you to find and replace text in input fields (e.g. article wikitext), making it easier to make large amounts of repetitive changes. I find this is particularly helpful when converting tables over to the new ItemList template. If you guys have any recommendations about other helpful add-ons I've love to hear about them. Sunmarshsignature.png (talk) 16:39, October 18, 2014 (EDT)

Very nice, thanks :) I believe I've mentioned this elsewhere, but Lazarus is a lifesaver. It automatically saves text field inputs, which can save you for when you accidentally quit out of your editing window or your browser crashes. It's saved my back more than once. ~SuperHamster Talk 17:40, October 18, 2014 (EDT)
Go ahead and use it if you like! No one is stopping you. Mario Signature.png 15:18, October 19, 2014 (EDT)
Did I say I'm not using it? ;O ~SuperHamster Talk 16:54, October 19, 2014 (EDT)
No, you didn't! I was replying to Sunmarsh! Heh, sorry if I caused confusion. Mario Signature.png 22:00, October 19, 2014 (EDT)


How do you create a Userbox?'I know how to like use the HTML Userbox and all that, but I see userboxes like this <{{Mario}}> and all you have to do is type in Mario to make it work. do you know how to do that? --MarcusSignature.jpg 08:23, October 22, 2014 (EDT)

Userboxes like that, and the others listed on Nookipedia:Userboxes are set up as templates and placed on their own page so they can be easily added to another page without typing out the full code. For example, the code for the 'nocturnal user' userbox is on the page Template:UB Nocturnal. Userboxes with their own pages are typically those with general appeal, so if several people want to use a userbox, they don't need to copy and paste the full code.
If you there's a box that you think would be better off having its own page, you can create a template page with the userbox's code--and preferably some usage information--and then transclude it on another page with {{template's name}} as usual. At the moment there's not a lot of oversight on userboxes, but we're slowly working on organizing the templates. In the meantime, it'd be helpful if new userbox templates were named "Template:UB [something]" and added to Nookipedia:Userboxes and the userbox category. {{UB Fan Mario}} is a good example of a simple userbox template page. -Sky (talk) 19:33, October 21, 2014 (EDT)
Ok, thank you sky! --MarcusSignature.jpg 08:23, October 22, 2014 (EDT)