Recently, the outcome of the First "Round" of the Main page forum was concluded, with the version of Topher208's design becoming the new main page. A problem was seen however, which you would know about if you read my previous update in the last issue, that Topher had two versions, and the voters didn't specify which version they like. Thus, "Round 2" of the voting was opened now voting for Toph's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd version of his sandboxes. The second round has also recently concluded, with a score of 4 - 1 - 8, with the third version becoming the new Main Page design.
Along with the new main page, the wiki got a new logo, featuring more characters. The logo was designed by Topher. Can you guess which episodes the pictures of these characters are from? Cast your opinions on the Main Page blog, but hurry though: only one character hasn't been guessed yet.
There have been few updates as for the progress of the Community Portal. These include the names of those that plan to work on the Community Portal. According to RRabbit42, also known as an Editor in Chief of the Gazette, he plans on working on the Portal in the future. I too plan to work on the Community Portal, but I shall base my design off RR's design, which was how my main page design was also created. Expect an update of this in the next issue of the Tri-State Gazette.
(Editor's note: Work started on the Community Portal just prior to publishing this issue. When more progress has been made, it will be announced and made available for public review and comment.)
Guess the Episode #1
Can you guess which episode this picture is from? See the contest blog for details on how to submit your guess.
As you may or may not know, Phineas and Ferb Wiki is now featured on page one of Google's results page when you look up Phineas and Ferb. I bring this up because having that amount of visibility brings a little extra pressure to be the best Phineas and Ferb resource on the web. More users will stumble upon us now because of this.
The majority of the wiki's database is our episode and song articles. The series has more than 75 segments produced. It would take Disney more than 18 hours to air the series in its entirety with commercials. That's a lot of episodes! We've cataloged most of them, but there are several that need help.
"Crack That Whip" is the poster child for these needy episodes. It has what we call a TV Guide summary at the top, but no main episode summary at all. A TV Guide summary is one that give the basics of the plot in just a couple sentences and tends not to give away the ending or the details of the episode. Our best episodes are the ones that give away all the details and make sure that the reader knows everything that's going on. This way, someone who has seen the episode once or twice, but can't remember a detail can just read our article and find what they're looking for. You can look at the Incomplete summaries category for more episodes that need love and attention.
Found a new friend to share Phineas and Ferb with? Leave a comment on Topher's blog describing how you get people interested in the show.
Also, if you haven't cast your vote for your favorite songs from Season 1, head on over to the Phineas and Ferb Musical Cliptastic Countdown page. Disney hasn't announced when they will close the voting, but expect it to be soon so that they have time to get the episode ready for broadcast in October.
Mystery picture #2
This image is from something that RRabbit42 is working on. Can you guess what it is for?
(Sorry, no contest for this one. All will be revealed at the proper time.)
I don't know where it come from. Sure is pretty, tho. It showed up a couple of hours after these big dump trucks rolled by carrying what looked to be sand. Man, they were noisy. Maybe they scared the peacock over here. I'll see if I can get a picture of it.