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  • I present, for your amusement, The Aurora Encounter‎ and The Stuff.

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  • Hey, if we ever have enough for a Peter Lorre article (there's got to be a reference or even footage on Muppet Babies somewhere, right?), Steve confirmed in his blog that Marlon Fraggle and SkekTek were modeled after him. [1]

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    • With Marlon, it was obvious and indisputable (all of the tics were there), but nice to know re SkekTek. Muppet Babies has a verbal reference (Frank Welker impersonates him in a celebrity game in "Muppets Not Included"). So enough for a page, just a matter of whether to wait until we can find a clip on Babies (seems pretty likely) or use Marlon.

      I forgot that there were Peter Lorre-soundalikes for minor characters in later shows, though, usually in horror spoofing contexts (one in Dinosaurs, Ace's client in "The Bloodhound").

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    • The Muppets had to up their game to match Looney Tunes.

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    • Fortunately, unlike Looney Tunes, none of their Lorre-types ever said "Now I've seen everything" before shooting themselves in the head.

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  • It's Goelz, not Golez.

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    • Sorry I got rid of your picture. It was an accident and was only trying to change the spelling of something.

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    • That's exactly why my last edit said "oops." I did the same thing, before recognizing it was the file name, not a caption. (Misspelled or not, we can't change file names without renaming, or else they break).

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    • I see you uploaded a duplicate. Please don't do that in the future. It's not really necessary for file names. Instead, ask an admin and we'll rename it and *then* change the text.

      EDIT: Which is what I went and did. I deleted the smaller duplicate. If you see a misspelling of a name in a file name which leads to a video or picture, don't change it. It really isn't an issue (only editors can see it anyway, it just confused both of us because of the spacing that made it seem like a caption), but if you want to notify myself or another admin, we'll take care of it.

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    • I was just trying to see if I could get the picture back, but couldn't. Reverting the edit was a mistake and didn't mean to do it along with uploading that duplicate. If I just went and fixed the spelling without getting rid of the picture, this would not have happened.

      Again, I apologize.

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  • Heya! I made a few changes to our Muppet Wiki:FAQ. Can you check it out when you get a chance? I'm looking over Muppet Wiki:Policies and Guidelines right now in an effort to make it more approachable.

    My thinking is that the FAQ is the first place someone lands on the wiki when they become an editor. Either by way of the welcome bot, or navigating to Special:Community which Wikia has recently centralized as something of a hub recently.

    So, FAQ should be brief and friendly with the Policies being the meatier spot to deal with the nitty gritty. What do you think?

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    • Yeah, that's true. It's not a huge deal, just another small irk.

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    • Speaking of On Wheels, I have a copy of Things That Fly on its way to me. So, wiki goodness and redlink immolation coming from that soon.

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  • Heya! As I continue to clean up WYSIWYG and try to understand how it affects our articles, I find myself looking at every little thing. I don't think you're using one of the WYSIWYG editors, but I'm curious about this edit — did you manually remove the space between the end of the song template and the beginning of the first sentence? No worries either way, just trying to figure out Wikia's behaviour so I can incorporate it into what I look for.

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    • Yeah, it was manual. I tend to find a space between the end of an article and categories helpful in editing, but not necessarily between image and start of article (since it doesn't really affect how the page itself looks, I usually only end up doing it when editing the first lines). No WYSIWYG here.

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    • Gotcha, thanks. I always add the space so the code doesn't feel cramped. No worries, thanks.

      The wysiwyg battle continues.

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  • Hiya! Just wondering what makes some of these names linkable, and others not. IIRC, we do pages for Creature Shop actors who had scenes with the creatures, but not for those who did not, is that right? Full disclosure: I've never see Rat.

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    • That was for Creature Shop-effects films from outside companies. Rat was Henson produced as well, so we've allowed more there for cast (but not necessarily for director, writer, etc.), although I've done some unlinking often based on just how likely they are to get pages. In this case, all of the main characters and most of the support had scenes with the Creature Shop rat.

      A couple redlinked also because of double connections: Jer O'Leary was in Animal Farm and I have screengrabs of both. Ed Byrne was interviewed in I Love Muppets.

      Two were really just for connections purposes and I might unlink (I don't remember their scenes or interaction): Niall O'Brien was in Braveheart, David Lean's Ryan's Daughter, King Ralph, and lots of stuff. Stanley Townsend was a regular on Galavant as the king of Valencia, did voices in Cars 2, and was one of the bad guys in 24: Live Another Day.

      So basically in this case, I left the redlinks mainly as to-do reminders for me. I have the DVD (and a few leftover screengrabs in files for a couple). When I have time, I'll pull it out and fill in some holes and unlink whatever's left over. (Other common reason for names to be unlinked, which applied to the dog actor who I would have given a page for: just can't find a scrap of info online.)

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    • Okay, gotcha. I came across them on the latest sweep through WantedPages. I'll leave them alone then.

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  • Heya! As you may have noticed, I've been doing some back-end clean-up of project pages, discussion archives, etc. Wikia launched Special:Community on the side rail some time ago, and I figured we may as well start using it.

    To begin with, I needed to clean up our Muppet Wiki: prefixed namespace which has kind of become a dumping ground for whatever over the years. A chunk of that was user talk pages which I moved to each user's username subspace, which is more appropriate anyway.

    To solve the issue of Current Events having to username subspace, I created User:MuppetArchives to house that stuff. And, by extension, I also included any other places we used to discuss things which would now be done in Special:Forum. All that stuff can be found sub-categorized into Category:Muppet Wiki Archives.

    I also consolidated some policy pages, for example pages we had for explaining how to disambiguate and how to title an article all went to Muppet Wiki:Article Naming Conventions.

    As for Help pages, I nuked all of those as Wikia hosts that stuff globally and they keep it updated more that we do (I don't think we'd touch those in a decade or so).

    So, no real changes, just organizing. Hopefully it's all just as easy to find; I'm sure I'm not done yet. There's still a distinction to make, I think, between the "project" pages and the "policy" pages that are left now in the Muppet Wiki: namespace. And then, there's some re-writing to do. The FAQ for starters, so that it's more approachable and easily branches out to the other policy pages. All of this would be accessible from Special:Community which is what Wikia is pushing as a landing page for all this sort of stuff (and a better use of that space than their bizarre obsession with trying to get people to constantly organize templates *audible eyeroll here*).

    Anyway, hope this wasn't tl;dr ... lemme know your thoughts. I'm probably heading to bed soon, but I'll be on in the morning.

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    • With project pages, when I said moved under that label, I was thinking a new subcat for the "Wanted" sort of pages, or they can stay where they are (having cleaned up the old stuff, it's a lot more manageable). Right now, it's really those four, Image chamber, and maybe Milestones and Quality Articles that aren't clear policy pages, and the latter two are closer to FAQ/"Muppet Wiki (website)" in defining us. Out of the current 24, that's a better average.

      And yeah, transcript guidelines belong in policies, but checklists belong in sandbox (since they'll be updated and deleted once they're no longer needed).

      Policies and Guidelines has definitely needed updating (I've done some myself, but there are a lot of instances where we find ourselves explaining things again and again because we've established them in discussions and edit summaries but can't point to a single page).

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    • Yeah, I thought of establishing a new Project: namespace, but I'm not crazy about asking Wikia for things. Everything's a struggle.

      But you're right, it's much more manageable now, so maybe we just keep them there unless/until those types of pages start to grow in abundance.

      Sounds good, I'll start looking at P&G again in an effort to make it less intimidating, maybe branching those sections out to their own pages.

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  • Fozzieboba told me the Alteration in the Sprout copy of 4036 (which I added, but Jbrangwyne removed) is not from memory, but it's from a physical copy that he has saved on his DVR from Sprout on Demand. Do you trust him?

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    • User:Fozzieboba is blocked on this wiki.

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    • Yes, as Jonathan said in his edit summary, we don't use info from blocked users (and it's a given that blocked users aren't trusted or to be encouraged). If an admin explains why they reverted or changed something, please don't ask another admin. If you feel the need to discuss it with the first admin, fine, but the explanation was straight forward in this case.

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  • What do you think of Baron Münchhausen being in Historical References? Wikipedia says he's a fictional character based on someone. Does this fit better in Literary References the way we're using it?

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  • Big Bird Votes for Women

    I just came across this clip from one of the PBS Interstitials and immediately thought about the 1976 calendar. I'm thinking of starting a Women's Suffrage article, but I feel like I need a third reference to justify it. I thought maybe there might be a brief reference at the beginning of I Want to Be President, but I can't find my copy.

    Can you think of anyplace that might have referenced the movement of women fighting for the vote?

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