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This is an option for the Narnia Wiki's logo. Wikada 21:44, 31 May 2006 (UTC)


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Here is a good image that could maybe be The Narnia Wiki's logo. Palpy 20:28, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

It's pretty.. but it would be better to have one that's adapted for here a bit (and that's the right size, that one is too big to fit). I've made a couple using the promotional images from the film, and one with the old-style map as the background. What do people think? -- sannse (talk) 10:28, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
I've added another based on the one Palpy found... -- sannse (talk) 11:07, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
I like the current image, but it would be nice if the wiki part in blue would stand out a bit more. I can hardly read it now. --Steinninn 17:20, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

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Book versus Movie cannon

Hi I am new to this site and Wiki and am looking forward to contributing to this site. But I have a question. Are we going to differentiate between Movie Cannon and Book Cannon because some details are different. Also what about differences between American and UK additions of the book? I hope this was the right place tro put this.

I think this is a very valid point. A few topics have deviated considerably from the book canon in the film adaptations (Notably the Walden-Disney ones), and have interpolated various things that Lewis never mentioned.. I think the best approach would to have the main article devoted to the depiction within the books, "Depiction in Film" section. Spanish Telmarines!? Calormen pledging troops to Miraz? What is the world coming to... I may be alone in this view as somewhat of a book-purist though, but I think the main article should be devoted to the topic "As Lewis Intended" rather than "As X Inrepreted". Atredies 13:19, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

  • The articles are supposed to be book cannon, and most of them have a movie template showing where the movie cannon comes in. EdmundtheJustsig (1)
~WikiNarnia Admin

New User

Sorry to post here, but I didn't see anywhere I else I should post. I just registered here, but I'm an active editor on the Tolkien Gateway and an editor to a lesser degree on Wikible. I am a lover of the Chronicles of Narnia, because of both my beliefs and my taste for his books. I've been rather busy, so I can't promise a whole lot of edits right away, but I was hoping for information on this wiki in general; who runs it, its current status article-wise, etc. Again, I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. --Phosphorus 00:41, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi Phosphorus. Welcome to the Narnia Wikia. Like all Wikia sites, the wiki isn't owned by anyone, so really anyone who is editing here is running it. Wolfdog is the only active admin (though there are staff who can help with admin stuff too if needed). There are almost 300 articles. Angela talk 15:49, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. As soon as I can I'll get started. I've always been most interested in the unknown lands - primarily Bism, the Wood between the Worlds, Charn, and the Eastern Ocean. My favorite book of the series is The Last Battle, though; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Silver Chair come close. I'll create a userpage eventually, I guess. --Phosphorus 13:03, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Quotes

Hey. Just a suggestion, but I think it would be great if there was a "Quote of the Day" on the main page. Thanks. MasterJediKnight 05:38, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Redesign

I'm going to redesign the main page a little. TrekkyStar 21:29, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Never mind. --TrekkyStar 21:51, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

After a week of fashion shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are few trends that stand out, among them: pale tones and sexy Christian Louboutin Shoes. These open-toed booties from Nicole Miller's Spring 2011 collection are a good example of spring's pale palette. After four seasons of subdued shopping by luxury buyers, looks for spring were dominated by white, nude and other neutral colors, which gave the clothes on the runway a softer, lighter look. It was a real shift from recent shows, where designers had picked darker colors that seemed to reflect the gloomy mood of the economy. This trend even extended to the fingertips with a peachy-nude-putty-colored nail polish worn by models in the Marc Jacob show and a manicure of beige polish, with a thin coral arc applied by celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi at Prabal Gurung's runway show. Overall, many of the looks for spring were uncomplicated and versatile, which should help these clothes make the transition from the runway to the stores as retail buyers remain selective in their purchases. What was wild? The Christian Louboutin Shoes-both on and off the runway. (You have to see for yourself. Look at our slideshow.) It stands to reason. Consumers can only shop their closets for so long. Eventually, they have to start buying again, but they will look for pieces that will work with what they already own (hence the neutrals) and that will make a fresh new statement (cue the shoes.) Find big Christian Louboutin sale at www.uChristianLouboutin.com

Narnipedia

The name should be changed to "Narnipedia".84.84.207.58 10:49, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Doesn't sound good. How about "Narniapedia." Or just leave it as is. Will 05:39, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

To do list...

Could I suggest that the articles listed that need improving/creating could be divided between major and minor articles? Some really major articles (such as those about the books themselves!) need improving, and they aren't emphasised when mixed up with articles for various more obscure subjects... Poggin 21:38, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Design

Hello; I was wondering if the front page of the site could be redesigned. First off, let me introduce myself; I'm Phillip, and I'm a Wikia Helper with a special focus on the Entertainment related wiki sites, and in general a big Narnia fan. Here's my thoughts on the design of the front page:

A good amount of the time, people just come to wikis to learn more about a subject than to contribute. Currently, on the front page; there's a welcome message and a big list of articles that could use some love, not any links to the books, and films until you scroll down for a while. This is fine for a contributor to the site, but if I was a guest I'd like to see links to the characters, books, and films right off.

The to do list is a great idea, and it could be moved to "Narnia Wiki:Todo list" or whatever, and a link posted on the main page. Anyways, that's my thoughts on this and please let me know what you guys think of this. I'll be glad to make some examples to show you some of the great possibilities of this. Thanks! -- Phillip (talk) 03:12, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Spoilers

The article for The Horse and His Boy has MAJOR Spoilers, but there's no sign. I'm not sure how to put one up, so could someone take care of that? Will 00:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Home Page

Could I change the Main Page around so that the books and Catergories and stuff that guests would want to see are in front? Leave response in my Talk page, please. Will 00:54, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Images

Can a request be put up on the main page for good quality fanart for some of the more minor articles? Most of the articles are illustrated are done so with images from the recent films. It might be nice to create a little variation, and to add images to articles that the films have not yet provided for (i.e. about themes and characters from the as yet unadapted books). I have made a start myself with this task (see articles such as Charn, Magic Rings, Guinea pig) and I would appreciate some assistance. Please respond to my user page. Poggin 13:54, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Featured Articles

  • Would it be possible for someone to set up a featured article of the month system for the front page? I have seen it done on other wikis, and it would really add interest to the page. Poggin 18:39, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Its a good idea, and I surport it, however I couldn't do it my self — RC-1136 Shout 20:34, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Perhaps the basic command for it could be found on one of the other wiki main pages? Poggin 17:35, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I'm going to put up an article of the month on the main page. For now I'll just use an article that looks finished enough, but please comment on my user page to suggest any better ones. Thanks. Poggin 20:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
  • There may be one or two problems with the layout after my update - if someone could kindly put them right please! Poggin 21:39, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I switched the article of the month with the Seven Chronicles section, it should be fine now. Queenlucythevaliant 22:16, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Well, it's up successfully, but seeing as August is basically over, nominations for the next featured article need to start now. Detailed, well written aricles with pictures will be considered. Please repond to my user page under 'Article of the Month - September '08' until a better site is found for the nominations. I will put up the new article as soon as it is decided upon. Poggin 00:12, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • NOMINATIONS FOR ARTICLE OF THE WEEK - OCTOBER are now open here. Poggin 10:44, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Poll

We've been talking about putting up a monthly poll, the first of which would be Who is your favorite Friend of Narnia. Anyone else have any thoughts/objections about this? Queenlucythevaliant 17:28, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

You have to remember that Susan is not a freind of Narnia.

Kingpeterthemagnificent 13:32, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

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Article Moderation

I have observed that recently there has been a massive influx of information about Narnian species. While this is creating many more articles for the wiki, I am worried that quality is being lost here. Most of the species being listed have no plot involvement, and I suspect that many are being listed meerly because they are animals, and thus are assumed to exist in Narnia as well. On top of this there are a number of fantastical creatures being mentioned that are never referenced at all in the books, and who's existence is never implied anywhere. Examples include incubi, succubi, 'elephantaurs', 'gatortaurs', 'mastotaurs', 'halflings' etc. I fear that many of these make minor appearance in the adaptations only (non-canon anyway), and names are being invented for them so that they can have articles. I have already marked up a few of these articles as having problems, and would appreciate help from people who know the books, in reading through them all and checking their canonicity carefully. Thanks!

Poggin 22:36, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

  • This is kind of late, but I must say that incubi are indeed mentioned in LWW. Just had to say it.Longliveaslan 00:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Oh right - in the big list of creatures that the Witch summons? Must have missed that - but the point still stands on the rest of them. Poggin 22:02, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Fan Perceptions

On the Edmund Pevensie article, there is a section in it on Edmunds personality that appears to be opinion based. It has been suggested that an article for each character could be made for fan perceptions. If this idea is one that you would like to be added, put yes below. EdmundtheJust 14:15, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Just biography in the articles?

Hello! I read some articles and noticed in some articles there is just biography and in some is also portrayal and characteristics and traits, etc. I wonder why (like in Edmund Pevensie or others) there is just biography. I believe that there should be more in the articles than just biography or delete the articles because everything there stands shortened in the book / film plots.
If someone could expalin to me why it is so I would be very happy to know because I think it is not good to have just biography about a character in a article about the character because a character is MORE than just facts and dates. Sabe Ankaya 15:50, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Main Page Editing

  • What happened to the noticeboard?!?!? Poggin 14:39, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  • In fact, what happened to the sidebar, and the book list as well?!? Poggin 14:40, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Reverted page to the last working version above. Poggin 15:56, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
  • The main page is messed again - the pics have gone from the book bar, and a load of stuff has disappeared from the notice board. Could we consider turning them into templates for simplicity's sake, and to stp them getting messed up so easily? Poggin 20:19, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I noticed that too. The new "look" makes the wiki look unorganised and messy. I would not want to visit one like that. EdmundtheJust 19:57, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
  • As the background now appears to be green, could the rest of the main page's theme follow suit, rather than remaining the pale blue it is now? Poggin 20:49, February 22, 2010 (UTC)
  • The image doesn't show up to you? ArvanSwordwielderSigArvanSwordwielderSigTalk 00:45, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
  • It does - the background behind it is still green though... Poggin 19:03, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
  • You have a point there. Would you change it? ~Arvan
  • Don't think I can - am not an administrator... Poggin 20:23, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
  • Ok, I can edit the main page... Have I been administratorfied, or is the main page not protected? Poggin 20:25, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
  • Its protected against new users. ~Arvan
  • I've changed some of the boxes light green, to see if it goes better with the dark green background (this can be reverted in one go if needs be).However, I can't alter the colour of the Featured article template, and I cannot find the pages for the rest of the templates on the page - if we do stick with green, someone will have to do this for me... Poggin 13:06, February 24, 2010 (UTC)
  • Thank you, it looks beautiful. I'll change the templates. ~Arvan
  • I changed the quote and article templates to lightgreen, but cannot find the one for the pic. Arvan thats your area, could you get it for me? thanks. EdmundtheJustsig (1)


  • Done. ~Arvan
  • Thanks. Where is the link to it? ~Ed
  • To what? ~Arvan
  • To the Picture of the Month template. ~Ed

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