Talk:Fan Costumes

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[edit] Unorganized List

The list of costumes on this page seems too unorganized and complex. I thought it could be done in table-form, so I made one in the Sandbox. Are there any changes that should be made, or should we use it on the page? (Also, maybe we could use some type of template to reduce the amount of coding on the page.) Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:09, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm confused. Are you organizing by characters or by who's doing the dressing up? It seems like it ought to be the former, but the "dogs" and "pumkins and gourds" sections are confusingly mixing in the latter. (At first I wondered why you thought that Homestar was a dog... (Listing The Cheat I can let slide. (Yay nested parens! (:P)))) What you've done seems to be on the right track, but it's still not well organized. — Defender1031*Talk 00:32, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
For the sections, I was just following the sections on the page currently. I didn't make up anything there. But yeah, I should probably change that. But how should the sections be organized? And should pets be mixed in with people? I think mixing them might be the best option. Pet or person, it's still a costume, and it's less confusing than seperating them. Not sure what to do about pumpkins n' such, though. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 03:46, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
I combined humans and dogs. I think it would be fine to leave pumpkins and gourds in their own sections, though, since it's pretty obvious what is meant. Do you think we can edit the page now? Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 23:45, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I went ahead and added it, because the Sandbox was getting too full and cluttered. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 22:59, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Standards for article transcripts

With fourteen articles over nearly 20 years, a lot of inconsistencies large and small appear throughout the various articles' transcripts. I'd like to see a consistent approach to this, especially since most (2006 onward) use the exact same toon format.

I have Be's Bold and put together a subsection on HRWiki:Standards#Fan 'Stumes as a starting point, though there should probably be consensus on the different factors. Some potential elements to discuss standardizing:

  • How do the articles open?
  • Do we need to specify SB is speaking in voiceover?
  • What is the sentence structure for when the slide changes from one image to another?
  • In how much detail should the photos be described? Do we need to describe setting, non-H*R costumes visible, etc? How do we physically describe fans?
  • Many times a costume obscures the wearer, making their age and gender indeterminate. Do we just call them "a fan" or use a different generic/neutral term?
  • Although Strong Bad pokes fun at the costumes, the wiki tends towards a neutral point of view. How do we balance this when describing a costume's quality?

My initial opinions on these points can be seen in the aforementioned Standards page, and applied to a couple of the articles. -- Bleu Ninja 19:21, 30 August 2023 (UTC)

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