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• 8/16/2015

Preparing for the Month Ahead

Howdy!

As a lot of you are already aware, Happy Home Designer is having its North American release on September 25, 2015, which is just over a month away. There are so many things that absolutely need to be done before the release. We're going to be getting tons of new users every single day, loads of information about new topics we're all excited about, and there is work that needs to be done.

1. The Small Things.

There is major cleanup that needs to happen. There are grammatically incorrect sentences all over the place, double-redirects, stubs, and so much more. Take a short walk through Special:Random every once in a while, give the page a good glare in the eye, and start scrubbing away at all the stains. Look for misspellings, look for areas you can add or remove information, organize photos and make them visually appealing, or even take a look in the infoboxes and see if something is out of place. If you aren't sure how to edit something, ask an administrator.

2. The Infamous To-Do List

This isn't the most fun thing in the world to do, but it's plain and simple. Clicking the links on the list will open a page with individual pages that need help. find a section that is easy for you to do and have at it. Let's try to blank those pages!

3. Stubby Fingers

Pretty easy. These pages need more information.

4. Getting Pictures

Ask me or Robyn for pictures that need to be added to the wiki. We can give you a list of pictures we need. Some may take a little bit more time and effort to find on the web, but it's definitely doable.

5. The Ancient Depths of the Wiki

We just celebrated our tenth birthday. There is so much MILDEW lurking and reeking in the corners. If you find something that's out of date, try looking for more information about it. If you think there's no hope and it's best to just die off slowly, show me and I'll put it out of its misery by deleting it.

6. SPARKLES

Most importantly, the place needs to look good. Adding colors, people always go crazy over rounded edges, making all the cool tables that everyone loves to just play around with. If you see something that you think has the potential to be prettier and much more pleasing, show someone who knows their way around wikitext. We can find a way to make it, well, sparkly.


We absolutely need everyone's help with this. Two or three people cannot clean this entire place up in a month. If none of these things sound like something you want to do, come by my Message Wall and ask for things to do. If you're stuck in the middle of editing, ask for help. If you aren't sure how to do something, allow me or another admin to teach you.

The wiki has got to be in good shape for visitors (who hopefully will become regular members)! There are plenty of things not listed here for you to do. Take a deeper look and let's get this show on the road. We have work to do.

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• 8/17/2015

Poppyisacat wrote: I'm just scared I will edit something that is already correct, or delete valuable information, etc. I've only been a member for a short time. HELP MEEEEEEE!!!! *insert the "distress" emotion here*

Don't worry, because if you do accidentally delete something, we can put it back very easily :) But I'm sure you won't!

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• 8/17/2015

Okey doke!

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• 8/18/2015

Hey everyone that isn't already helping the wiki out! I need help with my small (but tasking) project called "Picture Cleaning!" (yea unoriginal name). I would gladly accept anyone who wants to play Animal Forest, Animal Crossing, Animal Forest e+, and Wild World through emulation and would like to take pictures. We need to replace those nasty low quality pictures scattered all over the wiki (and I mean they are nasty)!

If you want to join me on my quest to clean up and add new pictures! Please write a message on my message wall and I can give you the files you need to play Animal Forest, Animal Crossing, and Animal Forest e+ (Wild World coming soon). I'll also give you a To-do list of villagers for you to get pictures of, (if you find a villager that isn't on that list remember to put a * beside it's name).

If you find any nasty pictures while your editing a page, please report it to an admin (I recommend this guy ;)).

~Please join my small project!
Emilysara

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• 8/18/2015

What is needed? I have a backlog of AFe+ screens I took on emulator which can be uploaded. Perhaps make a list of what is needed.

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• 8/18/2015
Taliseth wrote:
What is needed? I have a backlog of AFe+ screens I took on emulator which can be uploaded. Perhaps make a list of what is needed.

All of the villagers houses and at least one time with a player talking to them. My to-do list has all the villagers from AC.

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• 8/18/2015

My plan for my small project is that we get all the villagers' house interiors and a picture of them introducing themselves from the old AC games, starting with Animal Crossing, then the JP exclusive games, and lastly Wild World.

After we have completed that we can gradually get pictures of holidays, usage of tools (gold and regular), buildings interiors and exteriors, fish/bugs, and the process of finishing off Tom Nook's house fees. Some optional things are the fossil letters from Farway museum, and every villagers' house exteriors.

You don't have to go by the plan if you just want to do Afe+ pictures.
(But if you took pictures of the other games that would be very nice :)).

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• 8/18/2015

oooh! So happy for HHD!

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• 8/21/2015

Why not just rip assets from a game instead of worrying about all of this?

If you rip text/graphics from an Animal Crossing game it can save a lot of time, plus you'd probably get better quality photos, making the wiki look more elegant.

For instance, if you were spending hours trying to type every letter from a game in the series it'd be a waste of time when you could just rip + copy & paste!

This is just a thought - you won't regret doing this.

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• 8/21/2015

If you know a method of ripping text from a Gamecube game, please say.

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• 8/21/2015
Taliseth wrote:
If you know a method of ripping text from a Gamecube game, please say.

I would like to know as well

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