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  • Heya, Z!

    It's been quite a while since we've been on the same wiki together ;) Wanted to swing by to let you know that I'll be playing SSBU and contributing to the site - if there's anything in particular you know won't be covered or that you need help with, please let me know!

    We also noticed that the wiki is competing not only with external sites, but also with others on the network (nintendo, mario, etc.). To that end, we wanted to suggest making character page tweaks so the site can hopefully be nudged above the others, as it would be sort of annoying for players to land on a site not SSB-centric. I'd be personally handling those tweaks, which mainly consist of some content re-ordering that would help ye olde Google bot pinpoint this site above others. No content will be removed.

    In light of how infoboxes were forced on the community, I wanted to assure you that the SEO page tweaks are not mandatory in any way. The site can flat-out reject the notion, accept it in full, or see what tweaks are made and then make changes on top of that. I'll be clear in what the direction is before I even touch a page, though, and won't change anything until you (or another admin) personally give the green light. Hopefully we've worked enough in the past that you can trust my personal assurance ;)

    At any rate, please let me know either way - and please let me know what areas might need help when the game is released!

    Best regards,

    Raylan

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    • My man Raylan! How have you been? I've been swamped with work, school, and other stuff so I rarely get a chance to edit anymore.

      As for your proposal, I'll have to discuss it with the other administrators but we'll definitely take it into consideration. This site could always use more traffic!

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    • Sounds good to me.

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    • Same here

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    • It seems you have your answer, Raylan. It's unanimous!

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    • Woot! Thanks, guys ;) I'll let you know what the proposed tweaks are as soon as they come down the line!

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    • So here's the thought - keep in mind I'm more than happy to do all the heavy lifting:

      • Page titles: renaming from abbreviation to "Name (Super Smash Bros Ultimate)" <--- ideally change for all games, but focus obviously on SSBU initially
      • Image names following the same pattern as above
      • Making sure both the Super Smash Bros franchise and Super Smash Bros Ultimate game are included in the first paragraph - thinking of something along the lines of including first game appearance as well (something similar to how Link is portrayed on the Zelda wiki)
      • Making sure linking is present and linking internally within the wiki - probably already done, seeing how active everyone is, but going to give it a look
      • Lists are best for SEO rather than charts/tables. To be honest, lists are less attractive, though :P This is probably best left to you all to figure if there's any charts/tables that could be converted and not look terrible.

      Looks like the direction is less page content rearranging after SEO folks took a long look at it and did a comparative analysis of competition, plus our own nintendo/mario/zelda wikis.

      Let me know what you think ;)

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    • Those all sound perfectly fine, except for that last note. I personally think that the charts and tables help tremendously with organization, not to mention that they'll look much better than lists.

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    • I too think that charts are better than lists. They're like lists, but you can multiple lists in one chart... They're good for organization is what I'm trying to say

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    • I'm personally not going to lose any sleep if charts and tables stay the way they are :P

      On another note, would it also be all right if I rearranged the content in the navigation bar? Essentially shifting the more important stuff to the left. Except for "Explore" and "Discuss", things would be flipped.

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    • That's fine by me. I only use Explore and Discuss tabs anyway

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    • Thanks all :) I'll be starting this after Thanksgiving break, so on Monday the 26th. If anything else is thrown at me, I'll be sure to throw it at you :D

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    • My apologies for starting this a little late! But beginning today on this and doing a little each day ;) Again, feel free to poke me if something is amiss.

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    • Sounds good Raylan! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend.

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    • Lots of travel, but sure did :) Hope you all had a good one as well.

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    • If the article renaming thing is necessary, it should probably just be the word(s) added to Super Smash Bros. (ex. Kirby (Ultimate))

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    • To my knowledge, that wouldn't help SEO. In fact, and kind of to the point - when you look up Kirby + Ultimate via Google, you get results for the Kirby Ultimate vacuum :D

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    • What's SEO

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    • It stands for Search Engine Optimization - a fancy way of saying "making the site easy for Google bots to understand".

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    • okay...

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    • Don’t you think renaming “(SSB[Title])” to “(Super Smash Bros. [Title])” is too far & big? it’ll be waste of pages’ memory spaces.

      Like renaming “(SSBWU/3DS)” to “(Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS)”, is really kinda too far & big. Let alone “(SSB[title])”.

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    • That's basically my point

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    • The length of an article title has a minuscule effect on memory - basically about 0.001% according to tech guys.

      Text isn't all that much a memory consumer as it is - things that eat up memory are going to be images, layouts, fancy coding, etc.

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    • Looks like all the renaming is complete, though there might be a few stragglers here and there. Between now and release I might be back just to fiddle, but shouldn't be anything major.

      When release does come, is there anything you guys might want me to focus on adding to the site?

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    • Spirits, Classic Mode, Adventure Mode: World of Light, character move sets, character special move templates. Definitely a lot of templates and pages are going to need updating to reflect the new installment.

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    • I’ve done classic mode.

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    • Also is it necessary to rename images?

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    • Dialga time lord...I'm talking about this.

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    • I renamed all the Classic Mode Articles.

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    • ^I'm not talking about that. Raylan asked "When release does come, is there anything you guys might want me to focus on adding to the site?". I mentioned pages that were lacking information, including the fights for classic mode.

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    • Sorry for Necroing but what happened to Raylan13’s position as Staff member?

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    • I don't believe he's working with FANDOM anymore.

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    • Do you still keep in touch with each other?

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    • Nope, not since he left.

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    • :(
      
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    • A FANDOM user
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