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New layout feedback

Hi all! After more than five years with the previous layout, the Nookipedia team is excited to announce our new site skin! This current layout is themed around Pocket Camp, but in the coming months we're looking forward to cycling through different variations of the layout depending on the season, the holidays, etc.

We'll be spending the new few days tweaking it and wrapping up any loose ends. If you notice any bugs, glitches, or improvements that can be made to the skin, please let us know below.

If you ever want to visit the old layout, logged in users can do so in their preferences (Appearance -> Nookipedia).

Thanks! -- Nookipedia Staff, 02:32, November 22, 2017 (EST)

Template revamp

To match the new design of the wiki, I've come up with a new look for various templates (mostly the notice templates). I've tried to make them more clear and consistent in terms of purpose and language, and the accompanying pictures now feature animals that are IMO a little more relevant to what the notice is about. I've also merged some templates into one, such as the various region-exclusive event templates, which can be configured to the desired one with switches.

They could probably do with a bit more tweaking, so any thoughts and feedback would be welcome. PS: Ignore the navbox for now, that one's a WIP. --Dorsal Axe (talk) 07:28, January 26, 2018 (EST)

I don't have any suggestions yet, just wanted to say at first glance, these look great! :D ~SuperHamster Talk 10:41, January 26, 2018 (EST)
Agreed, these look fantastic! Just wanted to add that if you want to make these changes yourself, just ask and we'll lower the protection levels on some of the templates so you can edit them. :) Drago (talk) DragoPicACNL.png 10:49, January 26, 2018 (EST)
Thank you for the kind words. I've made it into a base template and converted them all to use it, so we can quickly and easily create new notices as needed. It will also enable us to easily make global changes. --Dorsal Axe (talk) 06:06, January 28, 2018 (EST)

How to add sheet music and accompanying sound?

Hello Nookipedia, I have a question concerning adding musical notation. I thought that it might be a good idea to add sheetmusic files with accompanying sound, sort of like the folks over at Pikipedia have for the music in that game. (Example in the link: So, my question is, how could I add something like that to Nookipedia for the music in these games? Is it possible? J.w.zen (talk) 15:15, July 1, 2018 (EDT) J.w.zen

Interesting idea! Do you know if there's official sheet music available out there? If not, were you thinking of transcribing yourself or finding existing transcripts? If its transcribed by third-parties, I'm not sure that would fall under our scope, but I'd like to see what others think. Maybe we could add links to existing transcripts in the "External links" section of song articles. ~SuperHamster Talk 21:22, July 1, 2018 (EDT)
I suppose it could be done by uploading .png files of the sheet music for the motifs. There are a lot of different things that could be done! J.w.zen (talk)J.w.zen

Haven't been here for a while.

What happened to Bulletin Board forums?

--Weast Weasel (talk) 17:53, August 26, 2018 (EDT)

Welcome back! The forums were largely inactive for the last several years, so we finally shut it down. We've since migrated to our own Discord server, which is much more active and has a nice little community going. Learn more and join at Nookipedia:Discord if you're interested! ~SuperHamster Talk 00:55, August 27, 2018 (EDT)
Well, that is unfortunate. I'm restricting my time here in two seasons Winter and Spring, with the occasional late Fall. I know that forums rise and fall. Yeah it was hard to kiss Miiverse goodbye. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg John Denver Fan Bulborb Buffet.jpg 18:46, October 29, 2018 (EDT)

Wiki proposal

I decided to have a proposal, if we have people from YouTube and Reddit by having an official Nookipedia account for those social media networks, it will benefit the Reddit and YouTube users if we allow them here. It could help us out and make things go faster and increase traffic here. I believe that Reddit has an Animal Crossing Fanbase, and as a former member of Reddit, I think that they will help us. As I seen that the official Nookipedia FaceBook and Twitter accounts is having little traffic for the wiki, I think that we, Nookipedia can benefit from Reddit and YouTube. Mario und Prinzessin Peach.jpg John Denver Fan Bulborb Buffet.jpg 00:18, December 6, 2018 (EST)

Hey John - thanks for the suggestions. Regarding reddit: we do actually do some outreach on the AC subreddit by hosting annual giveaways (here is last year's, and I'm planning on doing another this year). There are definitely other opportunities we can pursue on the Animal Crossing subreddit, such as doing outreach to invite editors, posting surveys to get reader feedback, etc. Something we'll look at in the coming months. In terms of hosting a Nookipedia subreddit or something of the sort, I'm not too convinced at what purpose that would serve, as AC fans will stick to the large AC subreddits.
For YouTube, we actually do have an account, but it is inactive. Rebooting it would simply be a matter of someone willing to volunteer to maintain it. We'd have to determine what the purpose would be (archiving content? guide videos?). Maybe Nookipedia can ask around and see if/how other wikis maintain theirs, and see if anyone in our community would be interested. ~SuperHamster Talk 00:45, December 6, 2018 (EST)