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MfD nomination of Portal:WebcomicsEdit

  Portal:Webcomics, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Webcomics and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Portal:Webcomics during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Legacypac (talk) 19:56, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

ApologiesEdit

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Webcomics recently closed as delete. The closing admin did not elaborate on his reasons for deleting, so I can't expect what did the portal in at the end of the day. It's a real bad let down. (As you probably already know, but I feel the need to restate anyways) The only outlet to continue forward would be to first discuss with the admin and possibly a deletion review failing that. Should we just give up on it? –MJLTalk 01:00, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, @MJL:. Yeah, I do feel really bad about it, but I don't think it's really worth trying to safe it at this point. It has always been a passion project of mine and it has mostly served to keep me thinking about webcomics in different ways, give me article ideas, motivate me to get articles to a higher quality, etc, as well as a form of pride in my favorite medium, I guess. I don't think it's worth the effort of other editors to reinstate it (even if it wasn't worth the effort to nominate it for deletion in the first place :/ ). If you want, you can put it up for a deletion review, and I would of course gladly give comments in its favor. But I don't want to waste anyone's time. I don't know if it is a lot of work to reinstate all those sub-pages that one has to use to get a portal to work, so that's definitely something I'm worried about. ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 13:30, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
Hmmm... Honestly I think we should still try do something. If I was as established as an editor as you, then I probably would have written the deletion review already. I'm just too drama prone for it to be anything meaningful coming from me. Maybe we should ask the working group what they think? By the way, according to your userpage you go by they/them pronouns. However, if I use the gender magic words, it currently looks like so: {{gender:Maplestrip|he/him/his|she/her/hers|they/them/their}}MJLTalk 16:52, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
I only mention that the pronoun thing to ask which is preferred? –MJLTalk 17:03, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: The webcomic workgroup is basically just Oornery and I. It is not a particularly active community. If we want to reach a bigger audience, we should contact WikiProject Comics and see if anyone on there cares. I'm impressed that you think I'm less drama-prone than you, though. I feel like way too many of my articles have been deleted over the years. The deletion of portal actually made me decide to take a long break from the website, though I still keep track of my notifications as you can see. As for my gender, feel free to use both masculine and feminine pronouns; it doesn't matter much to me at all. I'm not the biggest fan of the singular they for myself, actually, and just have it on my userpage because I do consider it standard English grammar. Sorry for the confusement ^_^; ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 18:51, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
(Thank you for the pings btw) Well, let's make the working group bigger! Individuals like Acori may want to join and such. Also, Maple, you have over 12,000 mainspace edits which accounts for 63.6% of your total contributions. If there was any evidence you were prone to drama, then I am not seeing it. I checked your talk page history and everything. I can say with confidence however, that I have read articles you have created countless times before ever even interacting with you. You have to give yourself a little more credit here. –MJLTalk 19:27, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: Ok, I really do appreciate that peptalk. I'll look into the deletion review process tomorrow and see if it's even possible for a portal. Thanks, MJL. As for expanding the Webcomics Project in general, well, it does look like Acori is a Homestuck fan, so maybe there's an opportunity there? ^_^ ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 20:08, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: Thanks for the ping! I've been taking a semi-wikibreak lately due to generally low energy (I haven't even been doing the Traffic Report for the Signpost, which is a fairly big deal for me) but I would 100% be up for that working group when I'm feeling better! AcoriSage 18:01, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Potential sourceEdit

I found out that the 2008 edition of Comics and Sequential Art has a section on webcomics, so I got scans of the pages discussing them (and digital art) in case it proves useful: [1] Oornery (talk) 06:18, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

@Oornery: Oh wow, Oornery, this is really cool! The images alone are just really cool to see. Definitely downloading these pages. Thank you a lot :) ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 10:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
I also have it as a PDF, if you'd prefer that. I just wasn't sure how to share a PDF.
Come to think of it, maybe we should have some kind of shared folder where we (and anyone else interested in helping with webcomics) can share/organize sources we find? I'm not sure how such a thing might work. Oornery (talk) 00:20, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
@Oornery: I can set up a Google Drive for that, if you want! I have tons of webcomics-related sources, both Wikipedia-reliable and unreliable. Here's at least a link you can use to view a lot of the digital materials I have for general-purpose research: [2]. ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 08:40, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Nice! And I definitely would have some things to share. In related news, it looks like the 2008 ed. of Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative also has some stuff to say about webcomics, so I'm gonna try and get a hold of that. Also, I found a couple sources discussing the distinction between webcomics and digital comics, don't think we had any of those yet: [3] page 85, [4] Oornery (talk) 23:06, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
@Oornery: Awesome stuff! I added these two to the Drive, and I may look into how to apply these to our article on digital comics in particular. I'd love to give you editing rights on this Drive folder as well. Do you have a Google account? ~Maplestrip/Mable (chat) 08:14, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Draft:Quotative likeEdit

  Draft:Quotative like, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Draft:Quotative like and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Draft:Quotative like during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. StudiesWorld (talk) 14:57, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

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