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  • I cleaned up the thread so none of that stuff will be visible and we can all pretend it never happened essentially. I did however save a copy in case something comes up.

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  • What I wrote was coming from another user from YouTube. Several people on YouTube hate the animation I am NOT the only one.

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    DJ MC CJ
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    • Alright, after discussion, we have decided to decrease your ban to one year.

      We also note that the official reason for the ban is that you used profanity multiple times on chat, and also continued over-ranting about season 16 when you were warned not to. Minor ranting is fine, but you seemed to have gone a bit far.

      I hope you understand.

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    • Yoshi I think you and any fans that criticize the show should listen to this.

      Quoting a user.

      @99.46.82.154: I was actually surprised at this one, because even though animation changes in a show the animation for the opening sequence stays the same (and of course there are the few people trolling online about season 16 because this is a change and on TV and that means people thinking that it's horrible, regardless of even watching our reading into the details). I'm still not bothered by this, probably because if it's anything that Arthur (and other PBS shows) have tought me, is to respect changes in your life.

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  • I really appreciate how when you undid that last edit, you threw "good faith" in the summary. Very nice idea that we should all start doing to differentiate good contributors to vandals. Very good.

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    August 31, 2012 (blog post edition)

    From the Admins

    Editorial

    50px-1487626.pngMuppetfan

    Back again, three days late. Sorry for the delays everyone...I've been extremely busy doing a wide variety of other non-wiki things, so I haven't been around as much as some. But there has been a lot of activity on the wiki over the past two weeks, so let's go over it, shall we? (Please note that the next installment of the ECT will be the Tuesday after the next as opposed to the Friday after the next. Maybe we'll get to see Magnezonomon and DJ MC CJ both have columns in the same issue next time?)

    Probably the most important news that is buzzing around the community would be the fact that information on season sixteen has been released. The season will begin airing in October, and we already know the names of some of the episodes and a little bit of what they are about. Orion001 elaborates further on exactly how he discovered this news, and how you can see what we are talking about.

    The thing I am most excited about on this wiki is something that I initiated, The POLHAH Movement. This movement is an idea that was thought up on chat by me, DJ MC CJ, Klarecrazy, and Agency, in a discussion about changing the world. The goal of this movement is to change the wiki into a more positive atmosphere. The movement has four main morals, a positive outlook, love, happiness, and humor. Each one of these morals and information on exactly how to practice them are on the POLHAH main page. We also have a media and literature therapy section, where any user can add videos, songs, quotes, stories, or poems that they feel relate to the POLHAH morals for others to view, and a talk page for the movement.

    A new feature that Wikia has enabled on their main page is a promotion tool. Any wiki can submit a blurb and picture describing their wiki to Wikia, and after approval, the wiki name and picture will randomly appear on Wikia's main page at different times throughout the day. Upon clicking on this name and picture, the user will see the text submitted, in an attempt to engage the user and make them join in the wiki editing fun. We have submitted our wiki for promotion, and the picture and text is pending approval. It should begin appearing in the cycle sometime in the next four days.

    What have I been doing on the wiki? As I said earlier, I haven't had a lot of time to do too much around here, but I have been actively involved in administrator duties recently, talking to a wide variety of users about wiki matters and helping to keep the wiki in order. I did create a new character page recently, Mr. Greenspaniel, a dog seen at the sock market in the episode "The Great Sock Mystery." I have also done other administrator tasks such as undoing vandalism and unfortunately have had to block and warn a few contributors along the way.

    Know something that needs attention? Please contact one of the administrators.

    Deputy editorials

    40px-4319402.pngDJ MC CJ

    DJ MC CJ did submit a column for this newsletter, however this was lost on account of the editor. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    40px-4604636.pngMagnezonomon

    Lately I have been trying to take notes on the episodes and books, etc. Namely for what pages to make, pictures to upload, episode connections, goofs, and other useful trivias. I think it is essential to watch all the episodes to get all the facts. For example, by watching "Double Dare", I was able to create the page for @ Man, but watching "The Last Of Mary Moo Cow" showed me that his "henchmen"' were actually separate parodies of other supervillains. In the mood of making pages, I have been considering whethr we should make pages for Little Red Riding Hood or the phrase "Dr. Livingston, I presume." because, while not specifically put by name, they have been mentioned multiple times in multiple seasons. On another note, I added the boxes for writers and storyboarders to the episode infobox. It will take a while to update all of them, so I wanted to quickly ask if it is neccessary to write it out on the page as well, or if that would be redundant. Once again I am faced with decisions of how much is enough.

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    Season 16 Info

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    On August 23 2012, the user Orion001 discovered when Season 16 is starting, and a few of the episodes. Season 16 of Arthur will start on October 15, 2012 with the episode Based on a True Story. It will air three other episodes from October 15 to October 19 2012. Orion001 was researching up coming episodes for him to record and while researching he stumboled on to the discovery of the date of when it was going to start and the name of the few episodes that will premiere. To be able see the scedeual for the new season, you must visit your local PBS stion Scheadule site. If it is not there you can try the http://www.wned.org/TV/Schedule/default.aspx, type in Arthur in the search bar and scroll down till you find October and eoisodes that have no summary.

    User Spotlight

    DJ MC CJ

    DJ MC CJ is an administrator and all around wonderful contributor at Arthur Wiki. With over 12,000 edits and counting, CJ has made more edits than anyone else in Arthur Wiki history. He is constantly adding unnamed and minor characters to the wiki, amongst many other edits that continue to benefit our pages time and time again. CJ originally found this wiki, in fact, by accident. He was looking up something about the Arthur series and stumbled upon this wiki. His favorite aspect of wikis is the fact that you get to work together with other fans, while getting to know them at the same time. CJ is obviously an avid Arthur fan. His favorite episode is "Home Sweet Home," his favorite book is Arthur's Birthday, and his favorite character is Maria. He also is a huge fan of buses, particularly older buses, of which he has a vast knowledge of. When asked what advice he would give other wiki editors, he responded "Don't be afraid to ask questions."

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    The poll was created at 00:17 on September 1, 2012, and so far 12 people voted.

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  • Despite what I said in the past. Yes we are 100 per cent friends. I feel that conflict made me understand you a bit better now.

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    August 14, 2012 (blog post edition)

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    50px-1487626.pngMuppetfan

    Well, here it is. The revival of the Elwood City Times. Sorry for the delays everyone, it is quite hard work to put this all together. You will notice that this revival has basically the same format as previously, but with a new addition: the user spotlight. This new feature is an idea I thought up so that the wiki could learn more about our wonderful contributors here. If you have any articles for this newsletter, or would like to be spotlighted in a future spotlight, please contact me. Also, if you have any other suggestions or feedback for the newsletter, do not hesitate to message me. This newsletter belongs to the community, so it is extremely important that the community contributes.

    The main thought that continues to recur into my head is that we are gradually becoming a more mainstream wiki. We have over 2000 pages and are growing everyday. We are becoming a resource to many Arthur fans. And I feel that we need to be doing more to make wiki navigation easier and it easier for people to find the information that they need. So that is what I have been and will be continuing to focus my attention to. I have been creating new templates and adding them to pages, trying to make known our administration team to all users so that if anyone has problems, they will know exactly who to talk to. I have been reading pages and thinking up new ideas on how we can communicate the info in a funner, more creative way. For example, while looking at the Woogles page, I saw that we had a list of all known Woogles on it. The list was sort of bland and boring, so I thought instead it may be a good idea to get rid of the list and instead add a gallery, so users can actually see the Woogles and read their names, instead of just looking at a list. Things like that may be small, but they can make an important difference to our pages. This is what I will be focusing my time on in the upcoming weeks.

    Know something that needs attention? Please contact one of the administrators.

    Deputy editorials

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    Even though I have been gone for five weeks from the wiki due to me being on vacation I was able to edit throughout my time away. There wasn't may edits done, but I did keep vandalism off the wiki and wrote in more information to certain pages. For the last week after returning I made twelve pages. The twelve pages were characters. Some of the characters were from the Elwood City All-Stars team and the other was a couple who I have a feeling is a young couple and is also the parents of Lisa. Finally the last character I uploaded was another unnamed preschooler who was seen on the swings while D.W. was talking to Emily. This is all I have done so far. I plan on adding more parents to the wiki and other characters that I haven't noticed or others haven't noticed.

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    The editor was unable to contact Magnezonomon for his editorial. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    Arthur, the amazing show I grew up with is now a bomb.

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    Editor's note: YoshiWii1 agreed to give us a censored version of his TV.com review of the Arthur series. The opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily express the opinions of this newsletter or Arthur Wiki as a whole.

    I love Arthur. I grew up with the show ever since I was little. This show as so fantastic, how could you not love it? But what I am here to talk about is how disgustingly awful the show has come. I am amazed that this show is not canceled despite the newer episodes being so crappy! To me, Arthur ended after Season 11. I think it SHOULD have ended after Season 11! Seasons 1-5 are the best! Seasons 6-8 are great too. Seasons 9 and 10 were okay. Season 11 was disappointing. But when I saw Season 12-15 I just gave up! These new seasons are a joke and insult to the show. I nearly cried I was so bad. Your probably thinking "What a salty fanboy!" I am not trying to sound like one but it is true. Now on to the review.

    Graphics: 0.5/10 On thing I loved about Arthur was it's artwork and how everything so detailed in the backgrounds. It was like a piece of art. But the graphics in Seasons 12-15 are god awful. Everything is so rushed. It's not even funny. Backgrounds look like one solid color. Characters are misproportioned in almost every scene *example* Arthur's head would look too big or he would have chicken legs or even Binky looking skinny in some shots! Shading is very lacking all over. Worst of all, there is so much slowdown whenever they move! The screen just jerks all over the place! It gives me a headache and makes me feel nauseous! Simpsons, Family Guy, Bleach, South Park, Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Naruto, and several other cartoons/animes from the 90's or 2000's have gotten better animation. They started out as traditional hand-drawn to digital ink to computer generated animation in HD! So why the hell does Arthur look crapper now? It's no excuse why the animation got crapper. Especially since it's now 2012!

    Sound/Music: 1/10 Yuck! The music in the new episodes is completely unfitting in the situations. Like playing bluegrass music while showing someone your stuff? Or playing silly music in a serious scene? Not to mention it sounds like awful. The new voices for Arthur, DW, Brain, and several other characters whose voices have been changed are bad acting to the max! The voices do not go with their personality! Arthur sounds like a girl! Even through his previous voice actor was high pitched, at least it sounded like a boy! DW's voice is even more annoying! She screeches alot and sounds like she has a laryngitis. Brain sounds like a girl just like Arthur and he they made him brick stupid too. Tibble Twins voices are the most annoying! Completely awful. Their previous voice actors weren't this high pitched! Oh my god. I can't believe they would allow this bad voicing to be in any show. This makes 4Kids voice acting look like an Oscar award winning actors.

    Storyline: 1/10 Storylines are unoriginal and have been done before. In fact, they even altered previous events in Arthur! They made all the characters brick stupid and made them all forget everything that ever happen in Arthur! Have they even heard of canon? They sure used canon in all the other seasons of Arthur! Some of the new episode stories are so boring. That I feel like breaking the TV in disgust! All I can say is complete laziness for the story.

    Arthur was so much fun to watch and entertaining to watch. But these new episodes are so boring and painful to watch that I feel like it is a chore to watch the new episodes. If you see the new episodes from Season 12-15 just avoid it all costs! Bottom line is the show now sucks and it is an insult to my childhood.

    User Spotlight

    Orion001

    Orion001 is a resident of Canada and a wonderful contributor at Arthur Wiki, constantly editing and cleaning up vandalism. He is a huge fan of the Arthur series, his favorite character being Fern Walters, his favorite episode being "Just Desserts," and his favorite book being Arthur and the Boy Who Cried Comet. In addition to being a rollback for the wiki, he also served a temporary stint as an administrator. Orion001 originally got started on this wiki a year ago, when he was looking up information about the Arthur series. He stumbled into Arthur Wiki, where he read that Cookie Jar was going to be growing up the Arthur characters. He questioned that fact and did research on it, and it turned out to be false. After that, he just continued to clean up vandalism and false information, and edit many pages. His favorite thing about wikis is that they are such a great source of information on television shows. When asked what advice he would give other wiki users, he responded, "Never give up on your site. Because you never know what might happen." Some of his favorite activities outside of wiki editing include drawing, playing video games, walking, just being around people. He enjoys volunteering by donating his time to a local youth group and helping out at the Rogers Cup, an annual tennis tournament. He also is a blood donor. You can visit Orion001's profile page to find out even more about this user. You can contact him through his message wall or through Arthur Wiki Chat, which he is often on.

    Newsletter Poll

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    The poll was created at 23:11 on August 14, 2012, and so far 28 people voted.

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  • Meeting Starts At: 5:00 PM (West) - 6:00 PM (Center) - 8:00 PM (East)

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  • For removing the gallery from Desk Top Wars and going over my head this is your first warning.

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    • I'm going to revoke this warning, as it seems that Colgate was not vandalizing. He was rather fixing the coding and accidentally deleted a gallery in the process. It's a mistake that happens to all of us, at times.

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  • Can I talk to you.

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  • Hey Colgate, we have something very important decision-wise about the wiki that needs to be discussed on chat by all of our users, sometime in the next few days. We would need everyone on at one time. Since you're chat moderator, I figured I'd let you sort of organize it if you want to. If not, that's fine, I will. Thanks!

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