Some of them have like nine tabs. It's too much. Imo, it would be better if it was just their main outfit from each volume, as those are what most people care about. For example, Ruby and Blake would just have their first outfits and their current ones. Yang and Weiss would have three tabs because of their V4 and V6 oufit changes and additions.
^I agree, unless there was a way to make an "alternate outfit" section with a horizontal "profile" box(similar, not same) for them that's auto-hidden like the transcript I don't see a better way to do it.
I seem to recall this discussion being done before.
I agree that the outfit tabs have gotten too cluttered. In my opinion those tabs should be reserved for their main outfits for each volume. And the one time outfits(like Ruby's Slayer outfit), uniforms, and sleepwear, should either be on their own page tab or moved to their own section in their respective image galleries. And disguises should only be included in the infobox if there is a particular significance to them, like Maria's Grimm Reaper persona.
I was wondering if we could copy the format of the galleries of the Steven universe wiki, their galleries include all their alternate outfits, forms and even their sprites from their games and other media. I think its pretty neat.
I'm not talking about leaving it in the same info box, I've been talking about making a new one near the appearance section solely dedicated to that, which is auto-hidden. making a total of 0 tabs in the main infobox, which then just shows "current", to which point I just get pushback "that's what the gallery's for".
I'm kinda neutral about this. Every wikia format varies. If you stopped by the Resident Evil, you'd see that the charbox for Chris Redfield has TWENTY "outfits" or "appearance" tabs as per game or media in the franchise, lol.
If it looks ugly here see if a redsign can be managed.
We could have one Tab for the "Major Outfits" as in Their Volume's 1-3, 4-6 and 7- outfits, One for their secondary outfits like Weiss' Snowpea or Blake's Infiltrator, and One for the minor ones like all of Cinder's disguises and the prom dresses.
Any luck getting answers? Just discovered this was an issue, & am honestly a little pissed, because it looks like there were some good ideas being thrown around how to cut down on space, but nope, GET RID OF EVERYTHING.
The infoboxes were getting overloaded and by the time the series ended the list of clothing tabs would probably be longer than the rest of the infobox. Descriptions are still written out, but images are left for just the outfits they spend a good chunk of time in during a character arc that aren't situational, like school uniforms.
The infoboxes are meant to be quick overviews of the character as a whole, emphasis on quick and overviews. Listing every single outfit they've worn in it is not quick, nor is it an overview.
We actually don't take a screenshot of someone every single time they appear on screen, believe it or not.
The screenshots that get taken for an episode's image gallery page (which then get distributed to their proper galleries as well) tend to be taken to
Basically summarize what happened that episode
Have at least one or two screenshots of significant characters with minor appearances in the episode, just so it can be noted on that character's gallery page that they were present in the episode
Have screenshots of noteworthy things
It's just that an episode that has a fight scene, or even sometimes a mere action scene, has a tendency to have more screenshots simply because so much more happens within a short amount of time. A scene where characters just stand around talking has much fewer screenshots taken, with the decision behind those screenshots being basically bullet points throughout the conversation.
For example, the conversation in Dead End, after the episode cuts to JNR having been told about Salem and Ozma. Here are literally all of the screenshots of that conversation scene:
JNR are pissed off/upset about this new revelation.
Jaune goes after Oscar, despite others disapproving of this.
Jaune slams Oscar against a wall and yells at him.
Ruby tells him to knock it off.
Jaune's like "oh shit, regret"
Jaune goes upstairs to cool off.
Nora and Ren also decide to go upstairs to cool off.
Oscar looks at the front door, thinking about leaving.
Sorry I replied so late to this topic, but isn't it possible to take those existing shots of the characters in their various outfits & find a way to include them throughout the Appearance section as they're mentioned, maybe one picture on one side & one on the other, or put them side-by-side or in just a big slideshow gallery if need be? It'd be far easier on visitors to find specific looks than scrolling through all the galleries for specific episodes, & it won't be as upsetting to longtime users who liked how these pages were formatted already for ease of access to all their outfits.
Is the problem squeezing the text description between images & the infobox taking up a third of the page until it looks like canned letter sardines, or is it actually something complicated code-wise that won't let them be seen for whatever reason, if not worse?
Hmmm... Duly noted, then. Already broke my "Don't come back to the Wikia scene" vow with this, & hey, the Color Naming Rule page needs a major update anyways. Who knows, I might even work with the bureaucracy to create another Allusions page. Still, like you said, lives need living, so hopefully that won't take too much time.
Have an image gallery header at the end of the Appearance section, which has a single screenshot of each outfit. This would remedy the issue of in-line images squishing the text like a can of sardines. There'd still be images, they'd just be organized into a small gallery.
Mention which episodes/volumes an outfit was worn in at the end of its description, so that people can more easily track down additional screenshots of that outfit if they want to.
As for an Allusions page, we describe characters' allusions on their Behind the Scenes pages already. The Behind the Scenes pages are set up to cover multiple behind the scenes and production-related info to take a load off the Trivia sections.
True, but you could say the same thing about the Color Naming Rule page describing each character's meaning when that's also in their Trivia, right? It's not redundancy, it's just a simpler way to find what you're looking for without going from page to page looking for answers, otherwise there's no point in Weapons or the descriptions of each Semblance or any of that. Not the same level of importance, I realize - even the CNR is officially stated by Monty himself - though same logic that I hope could be understood in the reasoning for why I personally think it would be a good idea to have here.
Anyways, I like both those ideas about the outfits, personally, & I'm working on the CNR descriptions now. Think there would be anything there to run by staff first if it's all only sticking to the facts & maybe even sourced from where they were found?