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Dream Focus

aka Thomas Prewitt

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28,038 Edits since joining this wiki
October 8, 2008
  • I live in in a land so far away, and yet so much closer than you realize
  • My occupation is professional daydreamer
  • I am not relevant

2010

Importing

I only noticed this since I watched the RSS feeds here for spam. But you've been importing pages incorrectly. Especially if you're importing pages to be deleted, you should be importing the full page history of each page. The resulting pages have no {{Wikipedia}} to attribute the original page, and they don't attribute the people that actually worked to create the article in the page history itself. That's quite important for a page to be deleted because the contribution history won't even exist on Wikipedia anymore. ~NOTASTAFF Daniel Friesen (DanTMan, Nadir Seen Fire) (talk) Jul 12, 2010 @ 02:42 (UTC) 02:42, July 12, 2010 (UTC)

I'm going to add the link to the Wikipedia article to every article I imported, as soon as I figure out how that's done. There should be a bot for it. I posted on the proper help forum asking. There is no way to import all the histories that I know of, other than getting every single file, one at a time, and hoping the total isn't above a certain file size. Dream Focus 02:46, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
  • Someone gave me an answer to one of my questions. [1] Look at the top part saying where to find the original source of articles at. That should do it. Dream Focus 02:51, July 12, 2010 (UTC)
As per the full histories, you should be using Wikipedia's Special:Export. There is an option on the bottom to include the full histories, I'm not sure how you were doing to otherwise.--Sxerks 23:55, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
That doesn't work. Wikia will not import any file above a certain size. Some files have histories on their own too large to manage. Others are only too large if I export them in batches. Dream Focus 01:32, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Pedia-mess

I am wikipedia:User:I-20.

Anyway, are you importing deleted Wikipedia articles? (I'm not a sysop on Wikipedia) If so, how? ΩpenBSDWiki 02:58, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

I go to the list of all manga and anime articles currently nominated for deletion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Anime_and_manga I then save them, with their entire history, and the images that are found in them. If you want to import something that has already been deleted, you have to talk to an administrator and ask them on their talk page to usify it.[2] They'll restore it long enough to copy it to your user page, and you can export it from there. The closing administrator was contacted on his talk page and then restored it, first by accident to the wrong user page [3], he then copied it over to the proper one. [4] Dream Focus 03:08, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
Awesome. May I help? ΩpenBSDWiki 04:39, July 17, 2010 (UTC)
I already mass imported everything in the manga or manga related categories, bringing over thousands of articles that way. I discussed it on the Anime and Manga Wikiproject[5], and they stated there was no way for administrators to resurrect all deleted manga articles at one time for my to transwiki over, and weren't likely to do it with any large numbers anyway. Asking for one once in awhile would work, but for the hundreds already lost, there is no salvation. If you fill like helping, you can go to the manga articles over at Wikipedia, and save the images in them. Then come here and find the same article, and click the red link where the image should go, and then load it up. I think everything else that can be done, already has been. Everything I can think of. Dream Focus 09:13, July 17, 2010 (UTC)

Re: Welcome

Actually, I would suggest that if *you* need any help, you should feel free to ask *me* on my talk page. ;) (yeah, I realize that was an automated welcome message, but still figured I'd put it out there... =) ) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 21:22, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, its automatic. I'm not sure if there is even a way to turn it off. It happens on all wikias. Anyway, I see you have done some work on the troublesome template. I did ask for help [6] and someone figured out what was wrong, but no one able to actually fix it. Right now quite a number of articles are not loading up properly because of it. Dream Focus 01:28, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
I saw that discussion; that's what spurred me to have a look. Truth is, I have no idea why the template isn't working properly; other templates doing the exact same stuff in their code work on Wikia. This may be a case where a complete rewrite is necessary. However, I would disagree with the person who said Wikipedia templates are moving away from HTML; to the contrary, I like to stalk keep track of what a number of the really prolific template editors on Wikipedia are up to, and can say that in just about any case where tables + ParserFunctions are involved, HTML is generally preferred over wikimarkup. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 01:37, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Dream focus for president

Dream focus for president.

I miss you man! I wonder if they will put this user page up for deletion too. :) It is really nice to be able to edit without the bullies huh? Anno1404 16:33, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

oh, one more thing, DON'T use my old user name. I don't want the bullies following me here. Anno1404 16:37, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
Welcome. Yes, Wikia is far nicer, most wikis I've been to rather pleasant. I haven't figured out how to get all of the imported Wikipedia templates to work properly here, but overall, everything seems functional. I imported over every single manga related category I came across at the Wikipedia and then some. I just found out how to fix the Google search results this morning, so when people search for "manga wiki" hopefully it'll bring them here. Previously it was mangawiki, one word, which no one was likely to search for. Dream Focus 19:46, October 14, 2010 (UTC)
If I might butt in, Anno, are you here from Wikipedia? That's the vibe I'm getting from your comment (though I don't mean to imply anything here; I'm simply curious is all =) ). ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 03:19, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Hello

I just want to show you, that I read your messages... My english isn't very good, so I edit only basic infos... xD

2011

Finally editing Nana to Kaoru

It took me a while to come here and edit, I am not much of an editor but I came to think about the article and what happen to it since it was trans-wikied. I appreciate your perceptibility and greetings to the manga-wiki, very welcoming. Lordmetroid 22:59, January 24, 2011 (UTC)

Problem regarding wiki templates

The page you told me was having "html problems" actually has none. Everything is definately properly formated and correct, at least in terms of the wiki code. The problem with this seems to be that this wiki not having the template for the "Graphic novel list/header". Thus, as an administrator, it is your job to make sure that it's installed properly. Be sure to consult some higher up for help on this matter, since I cannot do anything from this point onwards.

Also, I'm sorry to say, I made a mistake with the wikis. I ended up joining the wrong one - this one - so I don't think I will be lurking here anymore. The wiki I intended to join was a completely seperate entity on the wikia servers. Good luck with working on this one.

Hikayu 17:25, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

I did import all the necessary templates from Wikipedia. [7] Its just that some don't work on Wikia. See the discussion at [8] Dream Focus 22:30, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Wiki-wordmark

Hey, I saw the Wiki's logo here. I assume that's the Wiki-wordmark, but it's not in use. Could you set it up (using Theme Designer)? *Bereisgreat (shout!) 12:40, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

No. As discussed before its not something good to use. The g doesn't look like a proper letter g, and the two letter a's are different than each other, the letter n is too large and misshapen, and no need for that. Wiki-chan is the only thing I'd used, if wordmark allowed that dimension. Dream Focus 15:08, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Oops

Sorry :3 Thank you for adding it for me. --Imanie 16:18, July 11, 2011 (UTC)

Background Question

I don't know if you use the oasis background much, but I was wondering if you wanted any help on creating one or anything? I'm ok with css and creating templates, etc. :) Just message me back on my profile if it interests you. --Imanie 22:09, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

I thought I responded to this. Sorry, didn't mean to ignore you like that. I think the clear white background makes it easier to read things. Dream Focus 22:36, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

You're Welcome!

You're welcome, Dream Focus! I'm really exited to be here!

P.S Were's the Chat??

Darktail432 August 6 , 2011, Saturday
I have no idea. The older boards didn't get the upgrades that the newer ones get. We should have a forum somewhere around here. Any suggestions to changing things, just do it here on my page. Dream Focus 04:29, August 7, 2011 (UTC)
The forum's over there. ;) ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 17:11, August 7, 2011 (UTC)
Well, now it is, at least. You need to delete MediaWiki:Common.css to allow default styles to be used, though (that page is only for CSS, so the notice you have there currently doesn't work). ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 17:21, August 7, 2011 (UTC)

new manga

i just started to make it —This unsigned comment was made by Jessegabbott (talkcontribs) .

Make it, make a site for it, then have an article for it and linking to it. That's fine. Got to have one issue done first. Dream Focus 04:32, September 2, 2011 (UTC)

Heads-Up

Just a heads-up, main page ads are being turned on for this wiki. Because of this, I've made a change to the main page in order to avoid a placement conflict between the content and the adspace. Without this change, the ad would display on top of the current content, blocking it from users. Obviously, you are welcome to make further adjustments as you see fit - this is just a "quick-fix" to avoid a visual conflict. Please feel free to contact me on my talk page if you have any questions, comments, or issues.

Normally, I try to make the mainpage look as close to the way it was before the ad as possible while leaving as little blank space as I can. In this case, the answer would be splitting the left and right sides up into the left and right columns, which would ruin the current symmetry of the main page. If you would prefer the less symmetrical look to having blank space, please let me know and I will make the change.

siggy3.png@Wikia (profile)•(talk)•(email) 04:25, November 20, 2011 (UTC)

link request

you want to link manga to geisha world{{subst:Zen shadow}} 13:32, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

Since that wiki has nothing to do with manga or anime, why would I do that? Dream Focus 14:10, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

geisha world does have pages on anime and manga and other stuff about japan go look if you do not belive me {{subst:Zen shadow}} 15:18, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

You have a small number of articles about anime and manga. Why do we need yet another wikia to do this though?

If you are a fan of Robotech instead of making articles like [9] you can go to the established wiki for it. http://robotech.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page And if you want to make an article about Anime or manga, you can come here, to the largest wiki that covers that already. Dream Focus 15:46, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

you have a point i just thout since my wika is about japan as a whole i would add anime and manga pages {{subst:Zen shadow}} 15:57, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

I can link to it in articles about Japanese culture though. I have trouble reading somethings do to the background. You might want to consider changing it. Dream Focus 16:01, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

so you will link to geisha world {{subst:Zen shadow}} 16:04, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

Yes. I made an article telling people about it at Japanese culture. Now I'm just trying to find where to stick it at on the main page. And please put a link back here for manga, that is a rather significant influence in Japanese culture after all. Dream Focus 16:06, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

how do i put a link back to your wika {{subst:Zen shadow}} 16:12, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

Hit edit to see how I did this. I had to look it up since I didn't remember the proper way. Dream Focus 16:33, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

Manga wiki

ok i have my admin looking in to puting a link to your wika {{subst:Zen shadow}} 23:51, December 20, 2011 (UTC)

The link for this wiki is up on The Geisha World Wiki.--DarthCookie♣Talk♣ 17:47, December 21, 2011 (UTC)

is thair anything you can do to help geisha world out {{subst:Zen shadow}} 13:22, December 30, 2011 (UTC)

You have to keep making articles, and eventually someone will search Google for something that leads them to your wiki. There is also somewhere you edit on your wiki to change what Google picks up and displays. See what appears when someone searches for manga wiki? [10] That description isn't anywhere on the main page, its something you have to add somewhere. Check the wikia.com help pages to find out where. Dream Focus 02:11, December 31, 2011 (UTC)

2012

Hub

do you want to start a mini-hub? {{subst:Zen shadow}} 20:21, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

Just the two of us? Sure. Why not? It might grow in time. Perhaps there is a wiki out there for Japanese cooking, history, or martial arts or something. Most video games are made in Japan, but I don't think I could get that wiki to join. You set it up, and tell me what to copy paste over here, or you can add it to the main page yourself if you like. Dream Focus 21:21, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

see if you can get more japan related wiki to link to us{{subst:Zen shadow}} 22:42, January 1, 2012 (UTC)

The Convention of the japan Alliance

{{subst:Zen shadow}} 16:08, January 6, 2012 (UTC)

"The Alliance of the Rising Sun{{subst:Zen shadow}} 17:50, January 6, 2012 (UTC)

http://wikads.wikia.com/wiki/Top_10_list:Want_to_Advertise_put_your_request_here i am from wiki ads wiki and i would like you to make an ad A.r.s.h.' i am every where but no where at the same time' 23:04, January 23, 2012 (UTC)

Need help

Hi I can see you are the most recently active bureaucrat at manga here. I am concerned about this. They are trying to delete the wikia for School Days. I know there is a manga series for this visual novel that preceded the anime. I think because neither the manga or anime have sex depicted in them that we should have this wiki and simply not include the scenes from the game, but brandon wants to delete it all. Can you help? +y@talk 05:14, February 19, 2012 (UTC)

Just tell them what you told me on your talk page. Find out specifically what articles are offensive, and eliminate them, or edit them to meet their requirements. Dream Focus 08:27, February 19, 2012 (UTC)

Geisha world

can you help edit or add pages to geisha world{{subst:Zen shadow}} 15:40, April 2, 2012 (UTC)

Are there any pages on this wikia you want copied over? Wikipedia changed their export over a month ago, so I can no longer export anything from there which wikia will import. I'm busy working with other things, including other wikias. I don't have time to help with yet another one. Try to Google search for a "forum" which talks about related things, and then post there inviting people over to join. That might work. Dream Focus 16:39, April 2, 2012 (UTC)

Footer Info

How did you get the footer to work?

{{w:Animangafooter}}

Could you share the code with me ... to use as a footer for my wiki ... but with different links in the footer.

Curiosity ... what does the "w" stand for in the template??

--Cowantex 19:29, April 2, 2012 (UTC)

I didn't create that. Its just copy and pasted all over the place. You have to contact the people that do it if you want to be added to it. I don't know what the W stands for. You can look at the code at
[[template:Template:Infobox animanga]]
Dream Focus 21:16, April 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm always here to help sir :))--DreAna —This unsigned comment was made by DreAna14 (talkcontribs) on 12:39, June 4, 2012.

article deletion

How does one call for a vote for deletion of a page? The article that I edited has nothing to do with this wikia's theme, and is obviously just some vanity project that didn't last long on Wikipedia proper. ~ The Great Purger —This unsigned comment was made by TheGreatPurger (talkcontribs) on 16:44, June 30, 2012‎.

I just deleted it. He was in the category of "voice actors" so got imported over. I Googled about a bit, and I don't see anywhere he has done voice acting work at all related to anime. Dream Focus 17:05, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Notability guidelines

I am interesting in making pages about various obscure manga authors and their obscure works here. I would like to know, are there guidelines on establishing the notability? Like for example, do they need to be published in a magazine that's sold a given amount of copies? Can they publish their manga as independent doujins at markets?

Also wondering in regard to those whose works have been 'scanlated'. I'm not familiar with Wikia policies on the issue. Presumably if works have been officially licensed in the US or something we can't link to them, but can we if they're only out in Japanese in Japan?

Presuming we could, would this be unallowed in the case of manga with H events? In that case, would we be permitted to organize them on the basis of the name of translator(s) or group(s) who have scanned them, enabling people to easily look up the translation without directly linking to it?

Also wondering if it would be okay if I did archives for your 2010/2011 convos to clear up some room.

I considered approaching w:c:Animanga for this but I'm thinking there might be some bias there in favour of only making articles for the very well-known series (especially those with anime adaptations or their own wikia projects) and that this one dedicated to manga might potentially be more inclusive and freeform in terms of contributions.

For example: in terms of the templates avaialble, is it absoluetly necessary to utilize templates off the bat, or can we code an article freehand and leave it up to people more comfortable with the wiki's templates to add them and incorporate information into them? Some sites like w:c:ProWrestling/w:c:DC/w:c:Marvel/w:c:AniManga are very strict about always having to use templates and I've found myself hesitating at a herculean task of adding info, and I always wonder if potential contributors feel this way.

In the case of authors we know have created multiple works, I am wondering if it is okay to set up categories for those works ahead of time, and if there would be a way other than Category:Titles by author or whatever to organize them. Possibly stuff like "authors published in B magazine" or whatever. Or authors by year/decade of birth or publication initiation. +Yc 20:08, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

There is no shortage of space, so no notability guidelines exist. You can put whatever you want, we having H things already. Don't link to illegal scans of things, that violating Wikia policies. When I adopted the empty vacant shell that was manga.wikia.com and mass imported over ten thousand articles from the Wikipedia, to them constantly deleting articles back then and I wanting to make sure I saved them all, Animanga had given up and just turned themselves into a link to other wikias. I see they have apparently changed. They take some articles from Wikipedia, and then eventually change them up a bit. Hmm... Anyway, you can create articles for any manga or anime series, characters, powers, items, whatever, as long as its somehow related to manga or anime. That includes articles on culture, companies, cosplay, voice actors, artists, or whatever.
I copied all the templates from Wikipedia. Can you change things somehow without causing a lot of broken links or errors? If so, go for it. And you can create new categories. Also, you can have list pages to show a list of everything they've done, and list of everything a magazine has ever had. Categories and list can both go well together, they not competition. Dream Focus 21:55, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

In regard to characters/powers/items I'm probably going to avoid making articles since there might be a lot of overlap (like think if there are a dozen characters with the name 'Sakura' what a cluttered disambig that'd be).

One thought I did have though: when people do create character or whatever content here, such content could be organized and via Special:Export used as information to seed new wikia projects.

I'm not sure animanga's given up, they do have pages for series that don't yet have wikis after all. I think it's more like they want to fixate on template-making pages from scratch as opposed to directly mirroring wikipedia pages via Special:Import.

I think the importing is a good idea though because it helps to make sure the sheer mass of content is adequately represented. The date-based categories are particularly good I think (Category:Works by date) since they allow us to do simpler numerical comparisons to see if we're missing a work from a given year, either meaning the page is absent or it's not totally categorized. +Yc 23:43, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

7 Seeds

Hello Dream Focus! Thank you very much for your friendly message! I'm really sorry - I completely forgot to contact you before editing this page; I should have remembered that it is very rude to do such big edits without even asking the previous editors. I hope you didn't feel hurt by my rash actions.

I would be really, really delighted if you would like to support the new 7 Seeds wiki (link on the edited page) as well. I made it to inform the fans and any other people interested in this awesome manga. But I had to learn that the editing of this wiki is quite different from the original wikipedia language, and so I'm at quite a loss at to how to improve the visual appearance of the 7 Seeds wiki. Especially the break lines always shrink back together - to leave them open in order to improve the readability, I had to resort to using _ to keep open the free space. Maybe you could teach me how I can edit the text better?

I didn't insert pictures yet because I want to respect Tamura Yumi's copyright of her wonderful drawings; but I'm currently in a process of getting more support for 7 Seeds being published in English language and asking Tamura-sama for the permission of using the images for non-profit use on the 7 Seeds wiki. The new wiki is part of that campaign, but I still need to improve it a lot.

I'm really looking forward to working together with you!

Lg, Ysaye 1 (talk) 08:54, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

Don't erase content. I put a note at the top of that page telling people you had a wikia for that series. Good luck. Click on "My Tools" and then find the "theme editor". If its not listed then click on "All pages" and find it there. That'll help you change the appearance of the wikia. Dream Focus 09:29, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

Alright, thank you very much for inserting this note, and again, I'm very sorry for acting so rashly about your page!

About the note - I only made the text bold a bit and inserted a line so that it wouldn't be overseen so easily at first glance. Is it alright like this, I hope?

If you're a fan of 7 Seeds as well, how about working together on the new 7 Seeds wiki?

Lg, Ysaye 1 (talk) 10:48, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

I have too many wikias I work on to keep track of already. I'm not really into this serious though. Try finding fansites and forums where people talk about it, and ask people to join you. Google search for "7 Seeds" "forum" and see what appears. Dream Focus 11:02, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

Oh yeah sure... i' m so glad to accept it. By the way, hope you could help me edit more and improve as well. Just to improve my writing skills. 

Lucy aka GailNalu gail (talk) 16:17, December 8, 2012 (UTC)

2013

Request from Wikia

Hi Dream Focus,

We’re conducting a survey of Wikia’s most passionate Anime users. Your depth of knowledge on these topics inspires us to learn more about Anime and why it appeals to so many of our users. We’d appreciate if you took a few minutes to complete this short survey.

The first ten users to respond to this post saying they’ve completed the survey will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

If you have any other Wikia friends that you think would be interested in taking this survey, please let me know!

Thanks Abarlas (talk) 23:36, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

Take survey here:  https://wikia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dgRoStluxU61UeV

  • I just finished the survey. "We thank you for your time spent taking this survey.

Your response has been recorded." Dream Focus 23:55, April 3, 2013 (UTC)

  • First ten not from this wikia, but all the wikias this was posted on. Oh well. Dream Focus 13:32, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

Geisha World

can you write a blog post on Geisha World {{subst:Zen shadow}} 12:30, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

I don't really write blogs here, so I don't see why I'd do them elsewhere. Dream Focus 13:32, September 16, 2013 (UTC)

2014

Welcome message

Just realised the wikia bot left that, not you. Anyway, mind if I fix a few templates so they don't rely on an extension that isn't installed here? Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 07:12, January 12, 2014 (UTC)

If you can fix the templates, go for it. I had no idea how to do so, and just kept importing more thinking surely that would fix it, but some still don't work. Dream Focus 15:12, January 12, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Llwy-ar-lawr (talk) 00:11, January 13, 2014 (UTC)

Akaneshinsha

I noticed this was a red link at 2 articles you edited in 2010: List_of_manga_publishers#Japanese and A Wish of My Sister. I just made w:c:Akaneshinsha for documenting this company and was wondering if since you have experience moderating this manga wiki if you had any advice for managing it or might like a sysop position there. I'm making fair use of heavily cropped low-res covers which I'm naming with the publication dates that their site uses. talk2ty 07:13, May 12, 2014 (UTC)

Unlike Wikipedia, you don't have to make the covers low res. The higher the quality level the better. I see from the cover art that that publishing company deals with pornography. You might want to check other wikias that deal with that sort of thing. Perhaps have a page for each title like http://bibleblack.wikia.com/wiki/Bible_Black_Wiki does and let it expand from there. I Googled "hentai" and "wikia" and found http://henneko.wikia.com/wiki/Henneko_Wiki and http://erotica.wikia.com/wiki/Wikirotica_Wiki among other results. Dream Focus 08:50, May 12, 2014 (UTC)

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