Characters Transformers Generation 1 Discussion

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05:03:33 PM May 29th 2011
edited by DAMartin
I was thinking about giving the Cybertronian Empire a different sub-folder than the "Other" one. Of course, both the "Cybertronian Empire" sub-folder and the "other" sub-folder should go under the "other" title. The idea, of course, also includes adding tropes related to Cybertronian Empire members Rook (Foil) and Mindset (Mauve Shirt, Robo Family).
01:19:53 PM Jun 5th 2011
It's done. Feel free to undo it if it seems unadequate.
02:53:36 PM Nov 24th 2010
Something occured to me—do the characters' names really have to be that big when they're already coloured like their respective factions?
12:34:08 AM Dec 10th 2010
No. No they don't. Every single piece of text that's huge needs to be shrunk down to a more reasonable size. And it needs to happen very, very soon.
09:28:11 AM Dec 10th 2010
Okay, I've shrunken the names down...and I've also folderized the Autobots and Decepticons, while leaving "Other" untouched for the moment. Is there anything else that can be done to clean up this page?
06:32:31 PM Dec 15th 2010
Personally, I hate the way that all the myriad continuities are mashed together. Then again, if you ask me, there's next to nothing Transformers-based on this site that isn't in dire need of cleanup. (Anyone get rid of the snowclones on the BW character sheets? 'Cuz Jesus Christ that shit is/was awful.)
07:05:12 PM Dec 15th 2010
Well, I don't know what to tell you; unless we end up making sub-pages or subsections for the specific continuities, there's not much I can do about the continuity mish-mash.
08:19:50 PM Dec 15th 2010
Well, as long as you just do what you can to make this place presentable, that's fine by me.

And another thing that I bitch about in regards to this place: Attempts to write entries as if they were written by the character that's being talked about. (See: Dinobots.) It's not funny, it's not cute, it's just annoying and makes me want to do unpleasant things to you with your computer.

I also maintain that there is only one thing worse than an editor that uses "Axe Crazy" instead of "Ax-Crazy". (It's an editor who uses "Axe Crazy" instead of "An Axe to Grind".) I'm going to go and fix the Megatron/Galvatron entry now.
08:42:21 PM Dec 15th 2010
Sir, I am Canadian, and as such I use Canadian spelling; if you take issue with that, that's your prerogative, but do not tell me how to spell, especially when it's the same trope with one letter of difference. Otherwise, you simply come off as giving myself and everyone else who uses this perfectly acceptable alternative spelling the finger.

But I digress; I will do what I can for this page, though I have not yet made up my mind about the Dinobots.
12:33:44 AM Dec 16th 2010
Did I offend you? If so, I am sorry. It merely irritates me when alternate titles, redirects, and the like are used instead of the actual title. Why? I am not entirely certain. (For the record, I am Australian.)

(Also for the record, I am enraged whenever someone uses Transformers Film Series instead of Transformers. And I stick by my indictment of people who confuse Ax-Crazy and An Axe to Grind.)
07:53:35 PM Jan 2nd 2011
I admit I've kind of been thinking we should turn the Generation 1 page into a psuedo-index and create separate pages for the cartoon, G2, IDW, Dreamwave, etc. anyway.
05:53:34 AM Jan 17th 2011
I agree with this proposal. So so much.
01:26:13 PM May 11th 2011
05:09:58 AM Feb 13th 2012
edited by ArkadyDarell
So any luck on that splitting idea, yet?

Or could we at least take a page from the Shattered Glass list and split it via subfaction and type instead of by year? I especially have a hard time remembering what year the later Action Masters and Headmasters, etc. are in. Plus we could then add descriptions and stuff like "Losing His Head" collectively instead of repeating in every character in a certain type.