Hey NightSpeakers! I noticed that an anonymous user recently changed some of the infoboxes from adaption to adaptation. I notice both words are used throughout the wiki. I think we should come to a consensus on which one to use, then it'd be awesome if you could use your bot to correct all mentions of the word to the agreed upon version. Any preference on which one we use? I'm personally more used to the word adaptation but perhaps adaption is the more common use in England?
On that topic, it might be best to switch the order we put them in on infoboxes so the TV adaptation always comes first, before the film, seeing as we have a lot more TV images now & it's what most people are looking for. Also, do you still disagree on adding the actors to the bottom of the infoboxes - Mandy's said it'd be a good idea...and people will definitely be searching for that info now! Happy thanksgiving btw!
I'm still pretty content having the film adaptation come first for those characters that do appear in both, just because the film adaptation seems to have cast closer to the books' descriptions of the characters. If you feel really strongly about it, we can ask fellow admins to break up the tie (I'm cool going with whatever consensus). And yes, I'm totally cool with adding the actors to the bottom of the infoboxes! Did you want me to look into implementing that? Or did Mandy already offer to do so?
My problem is fewer people will recognise them in categories and on search pages. When clicking on the navigation bar at the top and having a quick glance at the page, not finding the image related to the TV series first could turn people away from the page as they don't recognise the name. Especially seeing as our wordmark, header background and the main wiki background are all about the series, I think it would make sense to let the TV series first. Of course, it's not huge :) but I think we should consider relaxing media from the film and start making sure we show new readers the much better series. Another admin's opinion would be nice and I'd be happy to follow either away too!
I believe we had a brief discussion of it on the infobox talk page - Mandy backed it on the design thread although I think it's something we should do (especially after all she's done with the theme) - perhaps it would be best to add this with the adaption image switch around, should we decide to do that. :)
Okay, I guess I can relax my opinion on the TV series images. If you'd like to make the switch, I'll back the decision! You're right about the whole recognizing character images bit haha. Can your bot do that or would we need to go around manually doing it?
Thanks! Definitely something we'd need to do manually (though I might simply log into my bot account, whilst editing manually, so the edits doesn't appear in recentchanges). Special:TagsReport can help identify the pages with galleries too.