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Halloween is coming, time to put your Tails Dolls on your lawns on posts. What're ya'll gonna do this year? Sacorguy79's RPG Level Up is OVER 9001!!!!! 11:05, October 11, 2010 (UTC)Sacorguy79

I think we should decorate the wiki Pumpkin Hill style. Blacknred 14:42, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Oh yeah, I usually change my signiture around these events that says where my monkey is at.--Mystic Monkey sez 17:29, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Well, I don't really know what we could do this year, especially considering the current issues surrounding SNN's status. However, I thought of somethin funny.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 17:36, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

What you have in mind?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 17:55, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Changing the background to a holloween/Sonic theme. The background would be black, with Tails' (orange, to fit with the Halloween colors), and Big's insignias. Big's insignia would be a joke on cats being part of the whole Halloween theme. 'sides, Big deserves a little love.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round18:17, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

16297504246584 rouge halloween

Only Halloween picture I can find.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:30, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah! And also, why not the characters in there SA2B Halloween skins?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:30, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Dunno about the skins, if they aren't from the same game (the skins).--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 18:32, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

I would prefer mostly colour changes and image swaps than having to make a new skin and switch from those set to MonoBook or other settings. Can we just stick to cosmetic changes?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:58, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

Ohhh, you don't use Monaco. No I'm talking about a new Halloween-themed background.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 20:45, October 11, 2010 (UTC)

I say it's a good idea. I also think we should have some sort of special event. I don't have specific ideas for one, though. -- Shelly the Hedgehog Amy to ShellyI'm not a monkey!

Halloween art contest?--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 03:30, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, that's a good one! First rule: NO FANCHARACTERS!! We have enough carrie art and I don't wanna see any more art stolen from deviantART!! -- Shelly the Hedgehog Amy to ShellyI'm not a monkey! 03:32, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Really? I'd say it's easier to steal art of canon characters. But if we restricted it to peoples' own fancharacters and no character-maker artwork, I;d say we've got a fair contest.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 04:28, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Oh yes, people stealing from Dev. to have glory, how so mature... Sacorguy79's RPG Level Up is OVER 9001!!!!! 10:44, October 12, 2010 (UTC)Sacorguy79

Really KG?--55 Skcor Ezalb 11:28, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Halloween art contest eh? *Images Robotnik in an XXXL coffin*--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 17:59, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Also, as a reminder of Bon-Fire Night, Christmas and future events, why can't SNN have one of these with perhaps something that automatically switches colours and images during certain events.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:36, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Well, let's see what the wiki is like after the move, then we can try and ste up something.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 04:58, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

I think later I will put a pumpkin on my userpage. I found an intersting code that make a picture stick to the very corner on an article. Kinda spamish code but relativly harmless.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:41, October 15, 2010 (UTC)

Hey, awesome pumpkin! Lemme know when the art contest page is up so that I can link it to the image. -- Shelly the Hedgehog Amy to ShellyI'm not a monkey! 02:56, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. ^^ Though I tihnk the pumpkin is not orange enough. Itried doing it again but meh.

Still if people like it, I don't mind other users putting the picture up on there user accounts. Or if they wanna stick it in the corner like here and my user account, this is the code I used.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 15:07, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

<div style="position:fixed; bottom:0; right:0">[[File:Sonic Halloween.png|150px]] </div>

Make sure you give Murph credit, too. He was the one that found the code could be used here. --AdmiralLevi.Signiture BAdmiralLevi. Salute B 15:23, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
I didn't know that. I just found the code on another wiki I was browsing and plucked it from the source.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 15:58, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Halloween poll

Hey Leviathan! Nice what you did with your signiture. BTW my pumpkin code is for free use, didn't know others were using the code before me but I only started experementing with codes last months to see what I get. (Tabber code is fun!)

Which stage do you think is the most "Halloween"
 
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The poll was created at 18:39 on October 19, 2010, and so far 34 people voted.

Anyway I started a poll out of interested plus halloween spirited. At first I thought Pumpkin Hill was the only Halloween themed stage but I forgotten about some others that are both haunted and have pumpkins so here is my poll. Which of these Zones do you think is most Halloween in themed; Pumpkin Hill, Cryptic Castle or Mystic Mansion. Also (a rafter fanfictional question) How close to each other do you think these Zones are?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween. 18:42, October 19, 2010 (UTC)

Halloween 2012

It's the last quarter of the year now. That means the best holidays will be happening, such as Halloween. So how 'bout Halloween on SNN again? I have one idea for how we can make SNN a bit more haunted and that is a Werehog version for the SNN Sonic pattern background, if thats possible. I can just imagine Sonic the Werehog as a Halloween thing for Sonic.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 17:46, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

That would be an awesome idea, Mystic! I can really see it coming off well. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 18:02, October 1, 2012 (UTC)
It can be dark blue and purple. I am possitive Sonic Generations had made a Werehog icon they didn't use, if I could find it then maybe I could make the halloween background myself. I recoloured the Christmas skin, I hope that gets used this year, I made it more redder.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:45, October 1, 2012 (UTC)
I think this is what you're looking for. Have fun!   ★EYCEST★R★    ★Contact★ 19:51, October 1, 2012 (UTC)
Ah yes. If other mods in charge of skins want to use it, I'll make it.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:59, October 1, 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like fun! I feel like we can do something more though... ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

Neat idea with the Werehog symbol for a background. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:52, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Oh wow, I never expected this to be revived after nearly two years... Well then, a Werehog symbol on the background has my support. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 23:58, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

I tend to bump old threads holiday threads. I consider this a form of recycling.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 00:28, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

I support the Halloween background.

....on a similar note, don't most main characters have a costume from some game that could tie in with Halloween? The Shadow Of Darkness (talk) 00:05, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Not a bad idea (the Werehog background thing). Pacmansonic138 (talk) 00:07, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

I guess you could say the characters from the story book series could be considered costumes. Anyway, maybe we can also do something with the main page? Like decorate it with Halloween pics, orange and black text, ect. ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

Alright then. In the morning I'll get onto making the Werehog background. It's almost 1:30am on my end. Oh hey my pumpkins back! I feel I should update that also.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 00:28, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

I was thinking of for every character who has a costume (besides Storybook costumes as they have seperate chatacter pages), we put that as their main character picture. The Shadow Of Darkness (talk) 00:36, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Halloween Wiki background

Finished the Halloween Werehog background. My friend complains it's not halloween colours enough (orange and black) so if you want me to recolour it it's no problem.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 14:18, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Actually, I personally think the purple is fitting, it's somewhat reminiscent of night colors. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 14:24, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I tried patterning it, it's not 100% syncronised, at one of the werehogs quills I doubt anyone will notice, it's like 1% inaccurate. Just thought to say that 'cus I did try my best.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 14:26, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

If you don't mind a little feedback, could you put orange in where some of the white is? I think it might look a little more Halloween-y. Just a small suggestion. --  Splash the Otter   C  E  14:34, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

It's actually 50% grey, to represent Sonic's darker side as a werehog. While I personally like it the way it is I can understand why some would want it more traditional in colour. Thats why I am thinking of making a selection of background to be chosen from. (my eyes are on the Boo's now or maybe the Hyudoro)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:16, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
I think the background looks amazing as it is. It's fine without any orange IMO. Besides, orange tends to be a vibrant colour, and if it was added to the pattern, it might clash and stand out from the more somber colours already present. That's just the way I see it. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 16:32, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
I also prefer the Werehog background as it's also a clever parody of the usual SNN background. Still I also made this one based on the stitch-mouth Boo's which has more traditional Halloween colours but still prefer the Werehog back myself.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:55, October 2, 2012 (UTC)
Halloween Boo

I prefer the Werehog, too. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201316:58, October 2, 2012 (UTC)

Yah, I was gonna do a Hyudoro background, but I much prefer the Werehog and hope it gets used.

So will the Werehog background be used?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 13:39, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I support. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 13:42, October 3, 2012 (UTC)


Lloyd the Cat2
Genesjs "I don't die. I just go on adventures."
TALK – 13:44, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think I mind having a Halloween background. We got a Christmas background, so why not? Still, I think we should get a little more consensus before we decide to use such a background. Might wanna direct a few others here so they can comment.
Hehe, I was the one who made the Christmas background. :3 Well technically I just recoloured it from the current blue one but I made it more red this year.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 14:13, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 13:54, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Well, I think this is a great idea to have different backgrounds! The Werehog background is amazing, personally.
Thank you! I know by theme it's not halloween enough (it's more werehog theme than halloween theme which is why I made the orange boo one also) but I like it too to be used for late october to Halloween.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 14:13, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 14:22, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
I think the werehog theme fits SNN quite well! Gen, if you want me to direct several users here, I'll do it, though I don't think anyone would object.
Appreciated.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:19, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Lloyd the Cat2
Genesjs "I don't die. I just go on adventures."
TALK – 15:09, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
@Shadow: You can if you wish. I'll leave it up to anyone who wants to volunteer. If I feel like getting on the chat later today I'll direct some people to this forum.

@Mysic: Huh. I always thought that the Christmas background was made by Kagimizu or somebody else.

If you check the image page on it you'll notice I uploaded it years back. I wasn't satisfied with how "red" it was last time so I made it redder.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:19, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I like the Werehog background. Do we want the two colours, or would it be better to use the same colour for the head and background (like the current background)? -- Supermorff (talk) 15:22, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I'd like the werehog background unchanged. I chose purple as while the Werehogs colour is darker blue than hedgehogs colour in Unleashed, in Unleashed menu's had his theme colour purple. I think the dark blue and purple go well with each other with the grey boarders of the werehog icon.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:55, October 3, 2012 (UTC)


Sonic Colors Silver
SilverPlays97 "Be bold! Be fearless! Be Amazing!"
TALK – 19:52, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
The warehog background looks awesome. Doesn't need any changes. I suggest instead of the usual opening warring about spoilers, it should have it say: "Be aware ghost and goblins haunt some of the pages here. View at you own risk!".


I support the new background. GraveEclipse567

SilverPlays97, I'd rather we didn't make that change. Amusing as it would be for our regulars, it would mean there'd be no spoiler warning for newbies. -- Supermorff (talk) 20:14, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 20:16, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
How about we add the "beware of ghosts" part to the usual spoiler warning?


It can be a change of template which will effect the other articles with the Spoiler banner but I don't think we need to go that far. As for the Werehog background, when will it be put up?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 20:24, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

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Le Solace It really doesn't matter what I'm doing here.
TALK – 20:25, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
Per Morff, I also don't think having a joke within the spoiler warning would be a good idea either. It might make the warning itself seem like more of a gag, so not everyone will take it seriously.


Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 20:29, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
@Mystic Monkey: How about October 16 to November 1? Or should it be shorter?

Not that +1 day makes much of a difference but why not on the 15th, the beginning of the week (and last half of the month)? Sooner than later would be nice, but any inconveniant time before Halloween is alright too.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 20:52, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 20:55, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
No problem here.


The Werehog background looks perfect! I'm all in for the Halloween Werehog background. Pacmansonic138 (talk) 22:37, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Sonic Halloween

The wherehog background looks great! Also if i may, one of our users created an SNN logo specifically for Halloween and posted it on his blog that would look great on the main page. ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

I say we change to the Werehog background and put up a poll about what's your favorite hunted them stage I already have it in the poll suggestions page to but hey this is the Halloween page PS Anybody know were to find a decent playthrough of the PAL version of the Hidden Mansion in Luigi's Mansion.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 22:50, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Maybe on Youtube you can find a vid?
Well I am certainly getting into the Halloween spirit. It makes me wish I can make my fan game because in it I want to have a Halloween theme stage called Phantom Fortress.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 23:17, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I say change the background next week and leave it up for a week or so after Halloween too, so it'll be up for a whole month. -- Supermorff (talk) 14:01, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

So Halloween skin up tommorow?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:47, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

Sure. -- Supermorff (talk) 17:05, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

By British time, when will the Halloween background be up?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 17:40, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
Did you want me to do it? I thought you were going to do it. I was just saying go ahead. -- Supermorff (talk) 20:51, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
I guess he does want you to do it.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 20:53, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
ItI thought you were in charge with SNN apperance and that it be rude of me to go ahead and do it. That and also I do not know how to do it myself.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 21:00, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

With help from ShadowUnleashed I put through the change but a sa Monobookian I can't see any changes. Still blue classic background for me.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 22:32, October 15, 2012 (UTC)

Take my word that it looks great to me. Now Wikia is holding a Halloween wiki skin contest. We've already got a background. Do we want to go all out and enter the contest? (I'll try to change the background for monobook, hold on a mo.) -- Supermorff (talk) 09:11, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Is it working in monobook now? -- Supermorff (talk) 09:25, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Yes it is! What did I do wrong to not make it work before?

If we want to enter the Halloween competition, we might have to up the ante. The Werehog skin is great, but we'd need to change the theme, and maybe some things on the main page. Myself 123 11:57, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I tried to see if I can make YouTube videos autoplay on Wikia. Yes I know autoplaying YouTube vids are rather spammish but I thought to get to play on SNN home page would bring more Sonic themed creepiness for Halloween. Also Maybe have Night of the Werehog as a featured video on the main page also. Another thing (though not sure possible) is to have Hyudoro's haunt the main page, on Ponychan they sometimes have pixel ponies roam the pages and thought it be cool to have a couple of Hyudoro's roam SNN home page for Halloween.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 13:54, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 14:00, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Mystic's ideas are great. The "gif" idea sounds cool, and creepy music to match...wow. But I think we need to change the background color (you know, the actual page, not the skin) to orange or navy blue, too. Plus, something like Splash's wordmark would be cool. (Just throwing things out there)


I'm not sure about changing the page colour, but I did think about changing the colour of links to orange. I also think we should change the header and buttons to dark purple and dark blue respectively. Myself 123 14:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 14:13, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I know the page color change might be confusing, so I'm fine. Your idea of the orange links instead would be a minor but effective Halloween touch. (P.S. - I can make a Hyudoro gif file if you want.
Thanks. But before you do, let me find out more of this AI gif program if it works on wikia.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween
Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 16:09, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Actually, it works exactly like the pumpkin at the bottom right of this page. All you need to do is edit the home page and add the photo to the bottom left and the bottom right.
I was talking to my friend about it and he said it's a JavaScript program. The program was called Desktop Ponies and it basically allows ponies to wonder around your desktop but you can also have them on websites. What I had in mind is Hyudoro's floating around the main page. But now Iam not certain if it's possible.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:23, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 16:32, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I was thinking something more like a GIF picture with no background that is basically a Hyudoro floating around, and then putting it on the top left, top right, bottom left, and bottom right. That way, it doesn't interfere with text.

My idea is that the gif is animated, moves slowly around randomly on the page and has various actions like turning into it's blob forms or something. this video shows an example of Desktop Ponies.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 17:32, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I think the blue boarder could be pumpkin orange, but I don't really know how well that will look on both Wikia and MonoBook style.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 14:28, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I think those ponies are programs than just simple GIFs, it might be hard to replicate. Myself 123 17:46, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Personally, I find this whole layout to look absolutely horrendous. But that's obviously just me. My opinion isn't going to do any good anyways, because it's already been implemented, I just felt the need to say so. It's mainly the purple color, in case anyone's wondering. --Bullet Francisco (talk) Contributions Editcount 23:11, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I made a Two Logo designs and a Background design

Well here are my thought

NOTICE: Background may be a little small to fit fully on the BG but i bet we'll figure something out to make it fixed

ill put it as a slide show on the right side 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 23:14, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I also considered making a Pumpkin Hill background, only more of the stages background scenery than the actual stage. I do like the logo with Tails Doll though.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 23:19, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah i like it too. I wasn't going to put Tails Doll on there cause i felt like it doesn't belong yet a lot of people just love scary stories and Creepy Pastas about him. 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 23:29, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

I like the second one better and plus who fits Halloween as much as he does for the Sonic Series.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 23:37, October 3, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, Tails Doll is a "monster" and Halloween is about scary stuff. While Sonic the Werehog is not a monster, he can pass off for halloween--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 00:06, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Yep let's see the 3 characters I think fit Halloween the most are Tails Doll the Werehog and Amy just cause of things like her Tarot Cards and connection to things like that, and I think we can all agree Cream is hands down the furthest from being anything Halloween like.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 00:09, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
NO Amy is nothing like anything Halloween-y she doesnt even have any costumes. Thats why i used rouge instead cause she uses diffrent kinds of outfits. Plus i used most of the characters from Rivals2 because they had diffrent costumes. 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 00:14, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Rouge's SA2 Halloween costume is hot.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
I said cause of her conaction to thins like Tarot Cards which has connections to witches fortuntellers and other things we link to Halloween.But to each there Own I supose.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 00:20, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't really say tarot reading is aHalloween thing. I get where you're getting at but I never really consider fortune telling a scary thing. In fact I own a crystal ball and rpetty sure my mother has tarot cards.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
The logo is fine, and I don't want Tails Doll in the logo anyways. --Bullet Francisco (talk) Contributions Editcount 00:58, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
Thats why i made 2 diffrent version oe with and one without Tails Doll 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 01:05, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
I like Tails Doll. Though any complaints wit hthe second one is that Tails Doll 3D graphics clashes with Sonic's 2D Adventure style.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
well i could make a 2D Adventure Style of the Tails doll like i did with some fan characters take a look at my page if you want to see how i make them 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 21:05, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
That's fine by me I would like to see how that comes out.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 21:07, October 4, 2012 (UTC)

I hope lotsa cool Halloween stuff for SNN. Usually Halloween for me IRL is rather boring, I never been trick-or-treating ever.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 02:31, October 5, 2012 (UTC)

Your not missing much plus you can just by candy for cheap in bulk and give some out to the kids to me that's been one of the best parts of Halloween. PS Every play the Tails Nightmare flash games there really good.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:34, October 5, 2012 (UTC)
Mum considers trick-or-treating a form of begging, especially when it resorts to vandalism like egging because they didn't get desired treats and they can get away with it because it's Halloween. Also parents usually teach there children never accept sweets from strangers which is pretty much what trick-or-treating is. this is why my mother never lets us go ToT, since I never really had a whole group of friends I was neve rinvited to Halloween parties so I just stayed home watching Halloween specials.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 20:10, October 5, 2012 (UTC)
Man do I feel bad for you that is the worst kind of thing to happen well I wish I could do something to make you feel better but I can't my feelings go out to you man.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 20:13, October 5, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah i feel bad for ya too! i just get it to get candy and to dress up i even make my own costumes (this year i am being Silver the Hedgehog :3) Perhaps you could give out candy and dress up :) 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 21:43, October 5, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think giving children candy is such a good idea in case someone might think I am creepy, and not in a Halloween sense.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 03:51, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
I'm with you Mystic; I've never been trick-or-treating, and I don't like the practice either. In fact, in real life, I hardly celebrate Halloween at all, and it's almost like another normal day to me. I'll be getting into the Halloween spirit on SNN, though. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 14:17, October 6, 2012 (UTC)
Same. I try to make the most of it, like a sort of knock-off Christmas.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:44, October 6, 2012 (UTC)

I'm really digging the Halloween backround. Nice work Mystic! ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

Thanks. Just getting started with the Halloween ideas, if you check the above section you'll see what else I have in mind.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:05, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Just a suggestion: can we have the Sonic News Network logo have a big tear in it, similar to the Sonic Unleashed logo?
Were-cow11 (talk) 20:00, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

Halloween 2012 skin contest

Okay, bring the discussion above to the end of the page to make it easier to find. You will notice that I have changed the skin - buttons are now purple (which I like), links are now orange (which was suggested above but I don't like), and the page is grey instead of white. This is not a permanent change, of course (although the grey colour does make the emblems on the front page look better), but it's for Halloween. What do people think? -- Supermorff (talk) 17:54, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I guess I will not notice these changes until tommorow due to being a MonoBookian.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:03, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I love the purple buttons and the grey page - it gives the wiki a truly sombre feel, perfect for Halloween. I don't like the orange links though. They look like redlinks to pages that don't exist. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 18:13, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

As for other suggestions, what do people think of the idea of implementing a slider, which might temporarily replace our emblems (since it would be an awful lot of effort to make them spooky)? I do like the idea of roving hyudoro gifs on the main page, suggested above, if it can be made to work (they will be more visible on the grey background). We also need to get a Halloween-ish featured article up. -- Supermorff (talk) 17:56, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Stbk shadow001
Shadowunleashed13 "Unleash the ultimate power!"
TALK – 18:02, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I love the color change. Looks very Halloween-y. And what is a slider? (BTW, if I make a Hyudoro floating around as a GIF file, I can only have one sprite floating around, because I can't find any sprites except the one on the Hyudoro page)
I can perhaps make animated gifs on PhotoShop if you need 'em.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'm all for a slider on the main page, and the Hyudoro... sounds alright. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 18:13, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
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Right now I'm experiencing a minor technical difficulty (trying to get one frame to disappear once the next starts), but yes, that'd be great!
I just need to get a Hyudoro sprites to make into an animated gif, but I ma new to animating on PhotoShop. Does anyone know where I can get Sonic 3 Spritesheets of Hyudoros?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:20, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Can the wiki color thing also be changed to navy blue? (the color that effects the thing at the top of the page, the thing that scrolls when you scroll, and the border around the chat, the reason navy blue is to match with the werehog in the background. Other users on chat mentioned it on chat but I guess no one mentioned it on this forum). We all have our own styles we won't change 18:04, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Also, I suggest Pumpkin Hill should be "Featured Article of Halloween", which will replace Featured Article of the Month temporarily, if feature worthy that is. But on the poll I made on this forum shows it's rather popular for Halloween.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:09, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

SpyroSonic> It's already navy blue. That's why I didn't change it.
Mystic> Pumpkin Hill is a bit short, but maybe it could be improved to standard. Put something on Sonic News Network:Featured Article nominations. Also, to change it in monobook we'd need to mess around with MediaWiki:Monobook.css, which is how I changed the background. Changing the skin is more complicated, though, and I'm not sure I feel comfortable trying.
Slider> An example can be seen here, just above the "Explore the Wiki" heading.
Hyudoro> Pretty much all of the Hyudoro sprites can be found at http://spriters-resource.com/genesis/snk/sheet/42879 Is this enough to make a gif? -- Supermorff (talk) 18:26, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'll begin work after dinner. I can even experiment with MonoBook's MediaWiki (I can back up incase I goof).--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:44, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Editing MonoBook media might be more delicate yet tougher than I thought.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:29, October 16, 2012 (UTC)


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Actually, just one Hyudoro sprite floating around would do, as it's less distracting and easier to make than a complicated animation.
I'll make you two animated gifs, one reversed of the other, so that the hyudoro's can float the other way than just float backwards. And they will float around in random directions and pause now and again? Nothing too fixed?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:44, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
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Yes, that would be great. (I have GIMP so I can make only simple animations)


Looking at the recent changes page, I'd have to agree that the orange links don't look good. Myself 123 18:47, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Same here, Myself. I mentioned this above: they look similar to redlinks (to non-existent pages). They also clash a little with the grey pages and are not very clear to see. I'd like them to be changed. How about dark green? THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 18:53, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
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The orange links look great to me, honestly.


I changed the links back to blue. We could make them green but it doesn't look particularly Halloweeny and it doesn't seem worth changing at all if that's what we're changing to. -- Supermorff (talk) 18:59, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Hyudoro-left Hyudoro-right I can even animate the vanishing animations for them if you want.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:29, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

I think we should put up a Halloween poll to I actually suggested one to what's your favorite Haunted Stage.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:31, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Like this one?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:37, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I'm talking about the poll I put on the poll page about what's your favorite haunted theme stage saying we should use it for October we can use the pages listed on the Haunted theme page to for the poll. Doing this just might give us that extra edge in the contest what's the point in entering if were not going all out.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:40, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I found an article that lists haunted zones, maybe that'll help too.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 19:45, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
I actualy made that page not that long ago actualy and that was the page I was talking about.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:47, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Cool! Can Hyudoro's, Boo's, Tails Doll and Sonic the Werehog thrown in the list as well due to their halloween themes.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 20:04, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Maybe next year cause we can your favorite Halloween themed character poll. This year let's leave it to stages but that is Cool as well I must admit.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 20:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
A'ight. While I know "Featured Article of the Month" is for articles that fit specific bills, I am suggesting a "Featured Article of Halloween" which fits the general bill of being either haunting or Halloween themed. We can also have a "Featured Article of Christmas" for the winter stages.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween
::: Well why stop there let's do this for every holiday like for Valintines day we can have a Amy skin and make her the fetured articale I'm making a blog right now about all my ideas for this sense I'm no good at making site pages and don't know how.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 20:12, October 16, 2012 (UTC)


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My animation is finished, and it's on my profile. I'll probably make some touch-ups, though. If I use the animations Mystic made, it'll take me a few days, I think.


So much has happened in the past couple hours @_@. I didn't realize that this would become so important. Not sure what to say besides i like what's being discussed. ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

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Well, you could check out and leave feedback for the Hyudoro animation I made on my profile. It's for the home page.
Very nice mind haunting mind home page to thpse are coll I might leave them year round actualy.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 20:22, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

The hyudoro arn't animated. Did you get the animated gifs I made?
Also Supermorff, is it possible for autoplaying YouTube vids on wikia? Like the moment you go on a page with a YouTube video it automatically plays. How is it possible?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 21:12, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

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Mystic, I know. If I animate it, it'll take a lot more work, which is why I wanted to see if anyone was satisfied.


The ghosts don't loop properly. They get to the end of the animation (which is too far down the screen that I can't see them) then skip up to start again. They need to start and end in the same place. There's also a bit where they stop for a moment, which is a bit odd. They also need to be positioned higher on the screen, and maybe at different heights. AND they need to use the proper animation provided by Mystic, after the other issues are sorted. Size and speed look fine to me. -- Supermorff (talk) 22:02, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

Oh, no I don't think it's possible to automatically play a video. You could automatically play a piece of music, I think, but I don't know how. -- Supermorff (talk) 22:03, October 16, 2012 (UTC)

AND we need to make sure the ghost gifs don't overlap anything that people might want to click on on the main page, because the gif will get in the way. Might be a way of setting link=null or something, but it might not help. -- Supermorff (talk) 22:06, October 16, 2012 (UTC)


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Actually, Morff, I meant for them to go off the screen. They actually leave the picture. And I dunno how to move them higher. Plus, Mystic suggested that they stop occasionally (which I can easily fix). But if you want me to use the proper animation, I'll probably have it in a few days (which means postponing my next comic). Also, if anyone has problems like Morff described with the ghosts, could you inform me?


I moved the one on the right higher (possibly a bit too high). It's quite easy. -- Supermorff (talk) 22:34, October 16, 2012 (UTC)


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Oh, I see what you did there. So should I upload a new version of the file where the Hyudoros have their proper animation and where they don't stop at seemingly random places?


I tried looking up HTML that wikia would like to make images have AI and to wonder around the screen independantly but jeeze, WikiCode is boring! I thought making a template so that one article can have all the coding for it and a template to just pop-up during Halloween. It seems all my Halloween hopes arn't going as planned. Sorry ShadUnleased, I appreciate you're doing what you can but wouldn't having a really large animated image be in the way of the home pages links and such?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 02:28, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, we wouldn't have one across the whole page, just up and down the sides. I wonder if people with different screen resolutions might still be inconvenienced by this? I just tried setting the link=null, which does stop links from appearing but you still can't click anything underneath it. Maybe they should be smaller to take up less room? Maybe we should put them in specific places, where there's text but no images, e.g. the middle of the featured user interview.

BUT if we're doing that, it makes more sense to me to not have them moving about to much and not to have them permanently on the screen. That is, we should try to animate the appearing and then popping animations too. They could move backwards and forwards a bit, but that's less important. And they should be smaller, probably about the size of Mystic's animation, above, so that we could put them in more places, sort of surreptitiously. It'll be an Easter egg for people to notice (wrong Holiday, I know, but you get the point). -- Supermorff (talk) 08:15, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

If I was to say, made the Hyudoro program thing on VBasic (I'll need to reinstall it), even though it's not wikicode, is it possible to install it on the wiki or something? Also, is it possible to autoplay YouTube videos on Wiki? Like Fakery Way on SNN Homepage?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

On a completely separate note, can someone with a halfway decent image editing program please edit File:Sonic Emblem.gif and File:STC wiki logo.jpg to make the background transparent. Not usually a problem, but they show up ugly against the grey page. -- Supermorff (talk) 09:11, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

On it.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 17, 2012 (UTC)
Had to delete and replace the StC file in order to change filetype. It is now File:STC wiki logo.jpg.


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So I need to make animated Hyudoros appear and disappear at random intervals, but all across the sides of the page? And they need to be smaller? I guess I can do that.
Instead of just "appear" and "disappear" would you like me to work on there vanishing animations from the game?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:08, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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Yes, please. That would help a lot. (P.S. - Once you post them, I'll start on two completely new animations–one for the left side, one for the right side–similar to what Morff described above, except this time, the Hyudoros will be smaller and they will be 800 pixels tall, so that they span the entire height of the screen)
Alright, it'll take awhile though. 800Pixels? Iwas thinking it be best that the hyudoro's remain at there default sprite size so not to distort there pixels.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:29, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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Actually, I meant that the Hyudoros have a range of 150x800 pixels to float around. I won't change their size this time. (P.S. - I have an new animated version of the Hyudoro gif on my profile)


Two possibilities: going up and down the sides is fine, but people have different screen resolutions, and it might cause problems for people with lower resolutions (as it is for me, they already cover up some of the buttons on the right); the other option is to keep them really small and just make them move left and right a bit, and position them over pieces of text without links. Ths is where they'd need to disappear. Maybe it's possible to do both? But it's vitally important that we don't damage the functionality of the main page by implementing.

I thought they would just be their standard sizes and float about a bit before vanishing.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:21, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

I do not think it's possible to autoplay videos, but you might be able to autoplay a sound file if you can find out how to embed one. -- Supermorff (talk) 16:05, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

What sound files do SNN have?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:21, October 17, 2012 (UTC)
I don't think we have any. I don't know how sound files work, I only know it's possible. -- Supermorff (talk) 09:00, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

Not that I am not enjoying the festivities but when do we revert the SNN skins back to normal? And will this thread be returned to the General Forums where it was before afterwards? 'cus I know I'll be back here next year. Might as well move the Christmas thread here since we can go there this Christmas if we have skins and plans for SNN. (I consider bumping of such threads a form of recycling.)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 22:41, October 27, 2012 (UTC)

A few days after Halloween, I guess. We can move the forum back to General if you like, although I think it's much messier to put everything in one forumevery year. It would be tidier to just make a new one for each year and holiday, like Forum:Christmas 2012 or Forum:Happy Halloween in 2013 or whatever. We aren't short on resources, and even if we were, editing a long page uses up more space than starting a shorter one. -- Supermorff (talk) 19:25, October 28, 2012 (UTC)

I guess thats the best idea. Where do you think they should go? General or Site Discussions? (Also, what do you think of my signiture?)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween _ 02:41, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
I don't know. If we're discussing changes to the skin, probably site discussions. Your signature is fine, but the black text doesn't show up well on the dark brown background. -- Supermorff (talk) 09:00, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
I wanted to go with a Pumpkin Hill like colours and the purple didn't work very well. As for the holiday threads I was hoping they can be for general members to post there messages and discuss Christmas while also we can discuss the changes for Christmas. If they're in one or the other they can't have both at the same time.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween _ 14:20, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
So make two threads and link them. -- Supermorff (talk) 15:38, October 29, 2012 (UTC)
That can also work. :)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween _ 16:21, October 29, 2012 (UTC)

MonoBook skin

Problem with previewing the MediaWiki:Monobook.css after I edit is that it doesn't show me a demonstration of the website edits I made unless I refresh the page which will loose everything. I'd feel more safer if I can see what my meddling will do to the MonoBook wiki without having to undo mistakes or worst break something. Any advice on decorating the monobook skin?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:48, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

You can edit the monobook skin for testing purposes to affect only yourself by copying the existing MediaWiki:monobook.css and pasting it at User:Mystic Monkey/monobook.css, then making the changes there. -- Supermorff (talk) 18:52, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
How will it work exactly? I mean will it only change the lay out of that particular page even when "published" but wouldn't upset the entire wiki for monobook users?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 21:19, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
It will change everything, but only for you. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:22, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Thats excellent! This way I can prepare the wiki for the MonoBook users without worry of messing everytihng up!--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 22:11, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Uh-oh! I made the boarder orange but why is it orange the restr of the MonoBook SNN as well? I thought it would only effect that page.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 23:12, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

No, it'll effect everything, but only for you. I think if you use some specific code from this page you might be able to change just the main page. -- Supermorff (talk) 07:32, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
You can use what I have already on the page you provided me with, it's just an orange boarder. I worry by the time I figured out how to make it more haunty like, Halloween will be over.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 13:50, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

Finished sorta

I went ahead and updated MediaWiki:Monobook.css with the skin I have been working on but so far hasn't processed through or not working. Is the MonoBook skin working on your end? (Not just asking Sueprmorff but all who use or will try it out in MonoBook for me.)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 02:35, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

Hyudoro gifs

Hyudoro-left Hyudoro-right Standard Hyudoro ghosts (loop animation)
Hyudoro-left-appear Hyudoro-right-appear Appearing hyudoro (one-play animation)
Hyudoro-left-gone Hyudoro-right-gone Disappearing hyudoro (one-play animation)
Heres the ghosts we got so far. The gifs that are one-play animations means that there animations will only happen once and will stop on the last frame. It is only the standard hyudoro animations that are looped.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:21, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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I don't understand what you want me to do...I need to make their range smaller? Could you elaborate on what you just said about positioning them?
I would just like the hyudoro sprites to remain there natual size without stretched pixels. If you can't let them roam free maybe sime simple paths for them to follow if it clased with what you can do.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:23, October 17, 2012 (UTC)
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@Mystic: Thanks. I can extend the appearing animation by rotating it 90 degrees, 180 degrees, etc. if you want. And I was talking to Morff, actually. I understood you perfectly, and I'll try to follow what you said.

@Morff: I'll just have normal-size Hyudoros appearing in one spot, moving in a given direction, and disappearing again. And I'll make their range smaller, so as not to interfere with text.

Thanks. I hope it goes excellent. If what you're doing with these hyudoro are complicated maybe we can have them on a template page, this way when Halloween comes by again we can decorate the home page or any page with a simple {{tag}} thats invisable on the article. (I would certainly put the tag on my userpage every halloween.)--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:48, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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Actually, it's not that complicated. Anyway...here goes!

Will MonoBookians see the ghosts too?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:52, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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I dunno.

I'll try and help the olskoo' wikiers like me if I can.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 21:52, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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Look at my profile now. If you like it, then I'll make a different version for the left side so the movement seems more random.

Oh wow, that looks awesome! Is the ghosts "tiled" on the site or are there two ghosts mimicing each other?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 21:52, October 17, 2012 (UTC)


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Actually, it's the same picture on both sides. I was going to make another one where the Hyudoro is moving in completely different directions, so as to make it look random.

Oooh! It's all epic so far!--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 22:21, October 17, 2012 (UTC)

I've put them on the main page. I only put them there to make sure they didn't overlap any important buttons or whatnot, but amazingly I've found that even when they do overlap you can still click the buttons underneath, which is perfect. I think they look absolutely fantastic. Good job! -- Supermorff (talk) 09:00, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

I've made a Slider at Sonic News Network/Slider. Have a look, let me know what you think. -- Supermorff (talk) 11:38, October 18, 2012 (UTC)


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Two things:
  1. I can't see the slider.
  2. Would it be too much to make the Hyudoros a template called "Halloween" or something, and then put it on pages listed here and here? You know, on the Halloween-y pages?


You can't see the slider even on the slider page? That's worrying. Template the Hyudoros, by all means. I don't mind either way if they go on those other pages. -- Supermorff (talk) 14:27, October 18, 2012 (UTC)


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Well then again, slideshows don't show up for me, either. Anyway, I'll make another Hyudoro gif, template the two images, and do what I suggested.


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Done!


The Hyudoros look amazing, great job SU. I also think the slider looks great, I have no objection for using it during for Halloween, it's a simple way of hallweenifying the navigation. Myself 123 17:16, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I've put the slider on the main page. It can still be edited, tweaked, improved or whatever at any point. I think we're in good shape. Probably the only thing left is the wordmark. Are we doing anything with that? -- Supermorff (talk) 17:35, October 18, 2012 (UTC)


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How about something like Splash's Tails Doll design (see above), except add some pumpkins and fix Sonic's resolution?


I honestly really hate the Slider on the main page and those ghost GIFs are kinda annoying. We all have our own styles we won't change 18:29, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

Shadowunleashed> The idea is okay, but the quality of those images are terrible.
Spyro> Your objection is noted, but you need to explain what the problem is and/or suggest an improvement. -- Supermorff (talk) 18:36, October 18, 2012 (UTC)
The slider is just ugly and I it find unneeded, for the GIFs, they go under everything, they go under text, buttons, images, and they are distracting. GraveEclipse567
The GIFs are staying in the background on mine. Myself 123 18:44, October 18, 2012 (UTC)


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@Morff: That's the one big problem...if the quality of the Sonic part could be fixed, that would be great...I'll try to figure out some way, I guess.


Spyro> Ugly why? Unneeded why? Distracting from what? You could try increasing your screen resolution.
Shadowunleashed> Not just the Sonic part. The entire uploaded image was poor quality. -- Supermorff (talk) 19:27, October 18, 2012 (UTC)


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Sorry, I meant to say that I can remake it with the same design but better quality if I can find the right images.


Sorry I am late. Oh so thats a slider? I thought it was the thing I used to go up and down webpages. Loving the hyudoro so far! However I noticed a problem, I dunno if it's serious but I can't seem to click any links on the menu on the left (Navigation, Catagories List, Forums etc). But other than that looks fantastic!--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 22:09, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, that seems to be a bit of a problem. On an unrelated note, would it be possible to contact wikia about moving the advertising space as it's completly messed up the layout. Myself 123 23:40, October 18, 2012 (UTC)

I guarantee that Wikia is not going to move any advertising (i.e. how they get their money) because we want to try a different skin for a little while. How is it messing up the layout, anyway? -- Supermorff (talk) 12:14, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Problem I&#039;m having

Like so

It's been like this for a while, since they changed the header. I thought I was the only person having the problem considering it hasn't been brought up yet. The advertising space has been moved slightly to left, and for me this has completely messed up the layout, causing all the sections to be on one side. I'll screen cap it so you can get a better idea. Myself 123 12:26, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
I am not having this problem, and yes you do need to tell Wikia staff about it, but it isn't related to the Halloween skin. -- Supermorff (talk) 13:18, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Probably has something with screen sizes, I just thought if it was the case that everyone is having this problem, then when it came to our wiki being submitted for the constest, it would mark us down. Myself 123 13:28, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Are you having the problem on any other wikis? Either way, you need to tell Wikia staff about it and show them that screenshot. -- Supermorff (talk) 13:50, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

No advertisement problems for MonoBook users, I guess. Looks fine to me.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 16:42, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

It occurs to me that part of the problem might be that you're usng Internet Explorer. Try Firefox or Chrome instead. -- Supermorff (talk) 16:45, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

While perhaps for the section I made above us, what do you tihnk of the MonoBook skin so far?

Wordmark

Example wordmark

Okay, so I had a go at the wordmark. Rough first draft. I don't like the dark orange we've got in our current wordmark against our purple skin, so I went back to one of JakPhoenix's wordmarks from Forum:SNN New Logo 2012. Then I stuck Tails Doll on it. Problem is that I doubt the Wikia people would understand why Tails Doll is Halloween-y. (Actually, the image of Sonic in a cape has the same problem when taken out of context.) But here it is. Thoughts? -- Supermorff (talk)

I think the wordmak the yellow parts on it should be purple to match the background. Will RoseScout /=\"+ THIS. SIGNATURE. IS. FALSE. 21:02, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

It's not very scary (to me), but it looks quite good. There may be certain people who might not appreciate Tails Doll's presence on the wordmark, however. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 21:05, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Purple wordmark

I had considered making the orange parts purple. I'm not really sure I can do it properly, but I've had a go. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:08, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Purple wordmark2

Second attempt. Slightly better. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:13, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

I like the 2nd attempt but Could you see if you could put pumpkins on the purple one (second attempt)? Will RoseScout /=\"+ THIS. SIGNATURE. IS. FALSE. 21:16, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Find me some pumpkins with transparent background, then we'll talk. I'm not actually very experiences at this, I just make it up as I go along. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:21, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

The lavender one looks smooth and blends well with the blue but the violet one pops out more. It's hard to decide but i think i like the violet one more. ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

I have no idea which one is lavender and which one is violet. Also, if looking for pumpkins, they have to be Sonic series pumpkins. -- Supermorff (talk) 21:24, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

Lavender is a lighter shade of purple, while violet is a darker shade. ★ShadowDragon135★☆That's Just How I Roll!☆

@Supermorff oh okay then no matter. But I like the violet one more. Will RoseScout /=\"+ THIS. SIGNATURE. IS. FALSE. 21:29, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

@Willaca: You removed my comment. :( @Morff: Pumpkin-Head Ghosts could work...I mean, just their heads. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201321:32, October 19, 2012 (UTC)

With the edit conflict it didn't show your message and I got confused. Sorry 'bout it though. Will RoseScout /=\"+ THIS. SIGNATURE. IS. FALSE. 21:34, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Pumpkin wordmark

I know the difference between lavender and violet, but neither of those wordmarks are lavender. I can't even tell which is lighter and which is darker, because they are so similar in shade. Do you like 1 or 2? Or do you like the pumpkin wordmark? -- Supermorff (talk) 07:49, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

I like the pumpkin wordmark actually. Will RoseScout /=\"+ THIS. SIGNATURE. IS. FALSE. 09:28, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
I like the pumpkin workdmark too, but I do have a suggestion. Why not the Werehog's symbol instead of the pumpkin so it would fit in the the background?   The Mistress and The Cat 
The problem I see with that is that it would say "S*hedgehoghead*onic News Network. I think the Wiki's background is sufficient enough. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 11:19, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
Ah well then alright.   The Mistress and The Cat 

It occurs to me also that, to us, this looks really Halloween-y. But, to anyone not familiar with our usual skin, or not familiar with Sonic the Werehog, they might not realise why our background is Halloween background... Just a thought. -- Supermorff (talk) 12:27, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

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Hmm, I can see your point. At least the wordmark and Hyudoro floating around should confirm that we've decorated the wiki for Halloween.
Per Le Solace.   The Mistress and The Cat 

I think the pumpkin wordmark looks great.

@Morff: I see your point, but hopefully people will see the image of Sonic with the Werehog behind and at least think that's he's some sort of monster-hedgehog thing. Myself 123 18:07, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

I tried to make a wordmark for the MonoBook skin... Didn't work out as well as I hoped and may need help with it. Like the "Speed" formation emblem behind the text, the pumpkin and the text were in the middle but you couldn't make out the jack-o-lantern's face so I move it around a bit. and I couldn't recreate the background precisely nor the shading.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween20:32, October 20, 2012 (UTC)

The monobook logo looks fine to me. So is everyone okay with using the pumpkin wordmark in Oasis? -- Supermorff (talk) 07:31, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

What Sonic picture was used to make the yellow Sonic in the original SNN MonoBook WordMark?--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 15:49, October 21, 2012 (UTC)
Umm, what yellow Sonic in the original SNN monobook wordmark? (I assume you mean monobook logo. monobook doesn't have wordmarks.) -- Supermorff (talk) 19:47, October 21, 2012 (UTC)
I ment the square SNN logo thing with the yellow Sonic on it.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 20:55, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

I good with using the pumpkin wordmark. Myself 123 20:07, October 21, 2012 (UTC)

Mystic, you mean File:Wiki.png? Guess Who uploaded it way back in 2005. -- Supermorff (talk) 07:45, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I've changed the wordmark, by the way. Does it look okay? -- Supermorff (talk) 10:38, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I think it looks good. Myself 123 13:25, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

That Wordmark is amazing. Very high quality and fitting for October this year! Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 15:35, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

I'm totally loving this wordmark. It looks simply fabulous. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 16:24, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

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I have an idea for one of these too mine it a bit more delated but same BG design (added a few things though) 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 21:09, October 22, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but the quality as a bit choppy on your wordmark. You'll likely have to improve the resolution, and see if the community would rather use that instead of the current selection. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 21:13, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
The icon or the title is self on it? or do you mean my actual word mark? 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 21:26, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
The actual wordmark. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 21:31, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
i would clear it up a bit but i need a smaller version of the snic wearing a cape 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 21:48, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
Halloween MonoBook wordmark

Final design for the MonoBook skin.

I like how this turned out. What do you guys think? Like the werehog background it halloween parodies the MonoBook SNN logo.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 01:23, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

Not bad, really. But in terms of constructive criticism, the werehog seems a bit too big. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201301:38, October 24, 2012 (UTC)

Personally, I hate the purple on the current wordmark for "News Network", so I went and made this. It's a step back to the normal one, but as Orange is considered a Halloween color it could work. Tell me what you think. The Shadow Of Darkness (talk) 02:09, October 24, 2012 (UTC) SonicNewsNetworkHalloweenLogo2012-1

I just used Wolf Sonic this picture to work with. Plus you can clearly see it's Sonic without it being obscured by the title.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 02:00, October 24, 2012 (UTC)
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@Morff: I see it now. OK...

@Darkness: Not bad, I think it looks pretty good.

But I still think that the werehog or the Tails Doll needs to be in the wordmark.


Hey SU13, you think when you get the time you can teach me how you made the template of the ghosts haunting the main page? I have plans for litually make it snow for SNN's main page and would like to know how you did such things.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween18:09, October 28, 2012 (UTC)

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Sure! But let's move this discussion to your talkpage (or chat).

Sure. I maybe a n00b at CSS but MonoBook skins are a dying art and want to be better at it. Even if we don't win anything from this Wikia Halloween Skin contest, at least we prepped it for all our visitors wherever they use MonoBook or not.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween 18:22, October 28, 2012 (UTC)

Halloween is over

Excuse me if i sound rude, but when are we going to switch the skin back to our regular one? SilverPlays 97 18:26, November 2, 2012 (UTC)

Morff said a few days after Halloween. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201318:32, November 2, 2012 (UTC)

Just so everyone knows, we didn't win the contest, we didn't even place. I was sure our ghost gifs would've won it for us. Myself 123 17:01, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

Speaking of ghosts, are we allowed to remove the Hyudoros from the articles yet? THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 17:11, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
We might as well remove them when we remove everything else> Myself 123 17:14, November 3, 2012 (UTC)
That makes sense. THE REFLEX dancing on the valentine 17:23, November 3, 2012 (UTC)

Didn't even place? Not even any mention of the MonoBook skin? I bet the winner didn't even bother with it's MonoBook users.--Mystic Monkey is at Pumpkin Hill this Halloween _ 18:02, November 4, 2012 (UTC)

I already restored the wiki theme back to normal, but I don't really know how to do everything else. :/ --  Splash the Otter   C  E  03:22, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

I'll sort out the MonoBook skin and remove the ghosts. I wish I could of at least had a comment from the competition about our MonoBook skin even if it isn't my best work.--Mystic Monkey recommends a fire shield this night _ 03:41, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

What is the URL address of the Wikia skin background? I know that when the background skin is change it keeps on the same url. If I can have that url for the MonoBook skin then the MonoBook background will automatically update along with the wikia backgroud... I think, in theory.--Mystic Monkey recommends a fire shield this night _ 05:07, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

Wikia doesn't support monobook and the contest had nothing to do with monobook, so changes to a monobook skin were never going to get mentioned. Not that it really matters. We shouldn't have won because the prize would have been pretty pointless for us; we already get the kind of promotion on offer just because we're so big and active.

Separate note, on my system, the reverted wordmark now has an opaque (white) background again, instead of transparent. I can't seem to fix it. Can anyone figure it out? -- Supermorff (talk) 18:46, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

I can fix it, I think. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201319:34, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

Oh...I saw it: the image has no background, but the background still shows up. I don't think anything's wrong with the image. --Twinkle Snow Unleash Christmas 201319:37, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
So what is wrong? -- Supermorff (talk) 22:39, November 5, 2012 (UTC)

So if anyone has the URL to the Oasis background image, be appreciative. And pissed off how Wikia disregards MonoBook now.--Mystic Monkey is a MonoBook wikian. _ 03:52, November 6, 2012 (UTC)