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  • How do I say this more politely? Titles of full-length works are in italics to distinguish them apart from any words in a sentence that are not in it.

    For example: "Joel and Gary used to watch Bambi in their youth."

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    • I'm sure StoryMaker is aware of this, we spoke about it recently. At the time, I stated that I felt that the italics weren't necessary. Part of the reason for this is that there seems to be more discrepancy when it comes to italicizing video game titles, as opposed to other media. I've seen websites not italicize game titles even when they do that for other media. Just as an example, here's a PC Magazine online article that doesn't italicize a video game title, and meanwhile here's an article from the same website where they do that for movies and TV show titles. And here's a Yahoo article where TV show titles are in quotes (similar to italics), and here's another article from that same site where video game titles are not.

      When it comes to this wiki, personally I could really go either way. But I don't feel we're immediately violating any kind of strict rules if we don't italicize game titles. It's more like, maybe it would be more proper if we did it that way, but it doesn't feel absolutely necessary either (at least from my point of view).

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    • A long time ago, I agreed with you and as such used that formatting in articles, but I recently changed my mind and started undoing that. Mainly because the titles are used so frequently that it just feels like too much. And I also because I want to keep things simple. I'd rather have it all be one way or another and not italicizing titles is easier.

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  • How you doing?

    I've already got started on all six islands from JumpStart 1st Grade (1999), since none of them have an existing page. However, I do not have all of the riddles nor could I identify everything on each island.

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  • This is something I remembered a little while ago, and I don't want to bother you if you're busy, but I remember you added some pictures from some of the JumpStart Scholastic workbooks, like the JumpStart 2nd Grade Math Workshop. I noticed for that page, you mentioned some characters appear in that book that I thought had only appeared in games, like the royal family from JumpStart Math for Second Graders. If it's not too much trouble, would it be possible to get some images of those characters' book appearances? When/if you have time, I mean.

    At some point, I'll try collecting some Scholastic workbooks myself so I can help out with that more. I've been kind of distracted by other stuff, but those workbooks always looked pretty cool from the excerpts I've seen.

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  • Hey StoryMaker,

    I love the work you've done on the wiki, my inner nerd is really satisfied and I love the original Jumpstart games. I contacted Bluecake a few days ago, but they haven't responded, so I figured I would contact you. If possible, could you contact me at my email, andrewwilesinfo@gmail.com? I would like to discuss the future of the wiki. :)

    Andrew

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  • Something I had been considered lately is creating gallery subpages for characters. We already have gallery subpages for some of the games, like JumpStart Around the World/Gallery. I've found a lot of wikis which have gallery subpages for characters, and it seems kind of convenient? I'm mainly looking at the gallery for Frankie, which now has over 50 images. Putting all those images on their own subpage might make the main page less cluttered.

    Also, I remember you had this idea to create character design galleries. So I was thinking, on these character pages, we could use the gallery section and limit the images to just character designs like you did with Hopsalot's page here. Just make that the main gallery, and then just have a link to the subpage with all the rest of the Hopsalot images.

    It's just a thought for now, although if that sounds like a good idea to you, I can go ahead and start implementing it on the character pages. It'd look something like this (that's a link to a gallery subpage for the character Cinderella on the Disney wiki)

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    • To be honest I think we're still working that part out ^^' So far I've just been putting the images that came from games in one section, and promotional art / artwork that came from websites or boxart in another section, and then one more section for anything else that doesn't fit into those two categories (like toys, or concept art). It's just kind of a base for now though, I imagine we might expand on this in time

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    • I dig what you did with the Frankie gallery, Bluecake! Seems like this plan is definitely shaping up to be a good one.

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  • Wait, Who is Armando Valdes-Kennedy?

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  • I think it's Joshua Seth's Birthday, Right?

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    • Yup, you're right! Pretty cool. :) Probably one of the most versatile voice actors for JumpStart. CJ, Pierre, Jimmy Bumples...that's quite a variety!

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  • Those animated gifs are pretty cool! Just curious, is that done with a screen recorder?

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    • Yep! These are the main programs I use to make gifs:

      - Open Broadcaster Software, a great screen-recording tool.

      - RAD Video Tools. I actually first downloaded it because some JumpStart cutscenes use a file type that it (and not much else) can open, but it also has a nifty and extremely straightforward feature for converting videos to gif (and other image formats for that matter).

      - A piece of software for converting other video types to avi (because RAD Video Tools actually can't use the filetypes that OBS uses, lol).

      - Jasc Animation Shop, a great and really straightforward tool for making and working with animated gifs. It came with Paint Shop Pro 9, a Photoshop-type piece of software that's almost 10 years old now, and which I got when it was new, so I've owned it for quite a while now! I actually like Animation Shop a lot more for making gifs than Photoshop.

      All of those tools other than Animation Shop are free. (Well, actually the video conversion software is a trial version, but it works perfectly fine for my purposes.)

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    • That's really neat, I might have to look into some of those. Thanks for the reply!

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    • Giphy is also a great place to put JS GIFs. 

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  • http://jumpstart-ringling-bros-frankie-goes-to.software.informer.com/

    I found this mysterious thing. Could it be The 'JumpStart The Greatest Show On Earth' Game that always appear in eBay & other sites?

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  • Girls, 

    I'm still thinking about a brand new idea... I think we can have our very own Jumpeez Avatar (which is commonly used in JS Online Games) so we can put it on our Profiles. What do you think? 

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