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Again, just asserting that activity is being created as expected in the the profile.

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Just testing this out to see if it creates activity for me!

Just testing this out to see if it creates activity for me!

Just testing this out to see if it creates activity for me!

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We did it. We autotuned Kessler. You're welcome. If you're already listening, stick around for discussion of Miyazaki films, midnight livestreams and more!

iTunes link / RSS / Download (MP3)

Now for a little housekeeping: our iTunes feed is finally in working order! The podcast name, the episode descriptions, the album art: it's ALL THERE. The release dates for the first four episodes got a little bit jacked up in the process, but dude, whatever, that's internet for you. It's all smooth sailing from here!

If you're curious about that Johann Sebastian Joust game we mentioned, the official website is right here, complete with a useful video showing you what exactly the hell it is.

Thanks again for listening, guys!

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We now have a theme song. Shit just got ten types of real.

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Lotsa broadswords, lotsa meatballs. The good joke siren. Astroklepek. Sunny Funny Woo-Woos. Friday Nightlights. Flunked Up. MoanZone. Special guests technically include Matthew Rorie and Ryan Davis.

As per usual, direct all electronic mail correspondence to interns AT whiskeymedia DOT com.

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The third episode of Internal Affairs happened, and it's my favorite episode yet.

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What uuuuuup! Matt Kessler's back, Steve II has departed and our third episode is upon us! Jump in and enjoy this episode LOADED TO THE GILLS with information on Quick Looks, Harry Potter spoilers, Nintendownload trailers and other stuff! It's a 27-minute party, and you guys are invited.

It's also come to my attention that, despite our iTunes presence being totally jacked, we already have over 100 subscribers! You guys are the sweetest. This week is gonna be the week I move everything over to an RSS feed that isn't just a Giant Bomb blog, and that should fix 1000% of our display issues. Thanks for your patience, and I hope you guys dig the new episode!

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Hey bloggers, wiki editors, forum posters! You guys know we have an Anime Vice Facebook page. BUT, did you know YOU are allowed, no ENCOURAGED, to post links to your own Anime Vice work there? YEP, sotyfan16 posted a link to his latest Dunce Cap. See...

Will McQuig IS sotyfan16
Will McQuig IS sotyfan16

So if you wrote or drew something -- that's on Anime Vice -- and you want to share on our Anime Vice Facebook page just head over here and post it: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anime-Vice/59135839552

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Hey editors if you have a Facebook or a Gmail account then stop what you're doing! Just stop. Put down that energy drink. Push the bowl of ramen away. Then head to any of the top wiki pages that you poured your knowledge and time into and vote for it. Clicking "+1" and "Like" helps tell Google and Facebook, "Hey this is a great page and you should show it higher in your search results".

And then both those sites will share your wiki pages with new users. That's the gist anyway. Ready to vote?

Your guys love Fairy Tail, why you no vote?
Your guys love Fairy Tail, why you no vote?
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Episode two is totally here!

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It's our second episode, and this one's all over the place! This time, we've got two new Intern Steves 'round the podcast table. Join us as we discuss the new intern, Lemon's first I Love Mondays, Steve's deployment to Afghanistan and more! Dragon Ball Z might get mentioned once or twice. Who cares.

OH, ALSO: we're on iTunes now! It ain't pretty, but it works! (If you're having trouble getting the new episode: hit subscribe, go to Podcasts, click Internal Affairs, then click Refresh in the lower-right corner.)

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The interns made a podcast! Yes, really!

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Hey, you guys like Whiskey Media, right? Well, good! Because we ('we' being myself, Matt Kessler and Ben Pack) just created a brand-new podcast from within WM's hallowed halls. In it, we discuss what each of us have been doing here, how working at Whiskey Media has lived up to our expectations and a handful of other things that have nothing to do with Whiskey Media at all! Brace yourselves, homies.

Honestly, I'm actually feeling pretty good about how this dumb little experiment turned out. These two dudes might be the funniest guys I've met since moving to San Francisco, and recording a podcast with them was exactly as fun as I'd hoped. As I'm the one hosting this zany thing, Ryan was kind enough to give me moderately extensive podcast production lessons, so the whole thing came out sounding quite nice. We kept it short at under half an hour long, since you guys have no shortage of podcasts to listen to.

Depending on the response to this initial episode, this is totally a thing we could see ourselves doing on the weekly. A second episode would likely include appearances by the other two interns (at the time of recording, Lemon was busy with a Tested shoot and Steve II hadn't had his first day of work yet), as well as an email segment where we answer your questions on what life at Whiskey Media is like. Or on whatever you feel like asking us. We're not picky. Interns at whiskeymedia dot com. Hit us up, k?

Anyways, yeah! We're super open to your feedback about this whole thing. Feel free to leave a comment letting us know whether you liked it, what you'd change and what you'd like to hear in the future. Thanks for your time, duders!

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They say that everyone loves sausage until they see it get made, but so far here at Whiskey Media that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve been here X days and so far even though I know how it’s made; I still crave Whiskey Media’s sausage.

Wait, that came out wrong.

My two most important jobs.
My two most important jobs.

I hopped on the 38B Express at 7:55 am in order not to be late for my first day. After getting off the bus I noticed someone else wearing a Whiskey Media member shirt walking in the same direction, and it ended up being Cory, aka Undeadpool, aka the first intern who caused the Whiskeypocolypse. We chatted for a bit while walking to work and little did I know he was very happy to see me, because I was handed all of his duties, including answering the phones, making the coffee, and gathering and uploading trailers for Anime Vice. I never have made coffee before, so after a quick walkthrough from Tested’s own Will Smith I was grinding beans like a pro in no time.

So far aside from posting trailers and helping out around the office, my duties (heheh… duties) have been mostly wiki related. I’ve been going through and captioning various image galleries. I jumped at the chance to handle a few fighting games that I was familiar with and breezed through with some image captioning and general upkeep.

Step it up, Cory.
Step it up, Cory.

The atmosphere is great here at Whiskey Media. It’s easy to forget you’re in a basement. What
astounded me the most was the work ethic of the people here. You may have the idea in your mind after seeing various mailbag segments and the like that Whiskey Media is some kind of Willy Wonka-like factory where instead of candy and chocolate, there are magical forests of reviews and rivers of video content. These are hard working people, who from the time they get there to the time they leave, are working to keep the websites you love going. That’s not to say it’s some sort of no-fun zone where laughter and smiles are punishable by law, it’s by no means a stereotypical grey, dour office. It strikes a nice balance of serious and fun that can be seen in the site.

Coming up on my to-do agenda are to learn how other sites operate, get in more questions on live shows, and take down Cory. Wait. Ignore that last part.

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 Hmm, what wiki task should I do?
 Hmm, what wiki task should I do?
For the next couple weeks we're going to change gears and not focus on a specific anime or two.  Instead I'll be scanning the News and Blogs pages to see what people are posting about.  I'll specially focus on Sora_thekey's weekly Quick Picks article.  In order to be the best community wiki we need to make sure we've got article pages for the new releases and anything that is significant to the anime culture that week.  So head over to the task queue when you have time.  I also hope this approach broadens our wiki editor base by offering more variety in wiki tasks.
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 Top Ten Point Earners. 
 Top Ten Point Earners. 
In the last 30 days we've had alot of things happen here at Anime Vice.  The site was down for two days because of the Whiskeyapocalypse,  we got a new intern who has been uploading trailers to our video page,  the mods and staff have put an end to Hentai images on the site and you guys have continued on the quest to transform the Anime Vice wiki into the greatest anime wiki ever.  Last week we ran the Wiki Task Theme: Fairy Tail and man-o-man did you guys write some good articles. 

Check out that image on the right.  That's the top ten wiki points earners.  How'd they do it?  They wrote articles.  Good articles.  We all know Foxxfireart is a wiki maniac, he's the aficionado on all things One Piece.  Now Takashichea has shown up on our radar this past month as a top wiki article writer; having a field day on writing Fairy Tail character articles.    Other guys on that list who are earning big wiki points or making lots of smaller point/ but necessary edits are ShadowKnight508, AnnaBanana, Obsidian609,  BuhssuhtHibaru, Wales, ChromeDokuroChan, Fire_Star, Psicomaniatica.  Follow these power users if you don't already.  Congrats guys for making that list!

 Top Ten Users Who Closed Wiki Tasks
 Top Ten Users Who Closed Wiki Tasks
Look at the top ten users who closed wiki tasks (right).  The wiki task queue is a feature of the site that I check everyday.  So things don't get boring, each Monday I create a new theme for the task queue.  Look for my weekly task queue posts each monday.  You'll find them pinned to the forums.

By the way, the Top Moderator chart  (below) shows that most of the wiki edits we get are not from new users, but users who have earned auto push.  That's good, but it also means we should figure out ways to get new people in the door and trained up on our wiki.  Alot of people on other sites said we couldn't do it, but we've got a solid team of wiki editors now and I have no doubt the quality and completeness of the articles on Anime Vice will be the best in the industry this year.

Sink you're teeth into some more charts below.  




And don't forget about this week's wiki task theme: Wiki Task Theme: Beelzebub, D.Gray-Man and Shaman King    
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Doesn't look like a demon baby
Doesn't look like a demon baby
Wow, last week our wiki task theme was Fairy Tail and what a great job you guys did.  Special shout out to  takashichea,    buhssuht and annabanana who really cleaned up.  Based off your suggestions I picked  Beelzebub, D.Gray-Man and Shaman King for this week's theme.  We have a great start on all these franchises and i bet if we focus on them for a week we could get them to the same caliber as our Fairy Tail articles. Gotta tell you guys, I'm very impressed with the quality of our wiki pages and the amount of tasks that were completed last week.

    
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 Fill out these wiki pages or we take the wings off.
 Fill out these wiki pages or we take the wings off.
We're focusing our Wiki Task Queue on the popular manag/anime Fairy Tail.  We've already got some amazingly well written character and plot summary articles for this franchise written up   (ex: Lucy HeartphiliaiNatsu and Erza Scarlet) .  In the interest of honoring all you crazy anime editors who wrote those wiki pages, we decided to dedicate the week to working on some Fairy Tail characters  who don't have articles yet.  So click the link below and have fun editing!

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Images
Images

Today we are instituting a new rule on Anime Vice, no hentai images allowed. As an experiment and in the interest of documenting the history of anime, we launched Anime Vice and allowed hentai titles in our database. Unfortunately we underestimated the sheer volume of graphic screenshots wiki editors would upload to the image galleries. For the small amount of hentai movies that are cataloged in our wiki, we have an overwhelming amount of unneeded, graphic images uploaded to them. The end result is, Google has listed Anime Vice as a porn site and dropped us from their search results. That's a huge slap to the 99% of editors who have been working hard all year on legit anime.

Anime Vice has been poked fun at by the other Whiskey Media sites exactly because it has allowed these images. But no more! The mods have already been involved in this decision and will help us remove many of these images. One mod in particular has alot of deleting to do :)

Here's the rule:

  1. Hentai titles may be cataloged in our wiki. Honestly, we just want the culturally significant ones -- if it doesn't have a good article we'll delete it.
  2. Hentai titles cataloged should have box art as the main image. Try NOT to have any nudity in box art please.
  3. Screenshots/images of sex acts cannot be uploaded to galleries (wiki or profile).
  4. No nude images implying sexual content.
  5. We'll let an occasional nude slip through, but in general staff/mods will have final say on the artistic merit or anime cultural significance of said image.

Hopefully we can carry out the plan of removing unneeded images over the next week or two. Together with this new rule and our ongoing blitz to reformat our wiki articles (see Wiki Task Queue) Anime Vice has a shot at being the best wiki of Whiskey Media!

So if you've uploaded some dirty images please start deleting them!

The Mods and Staff thank you.

[UPDATE] PS: Now help us edit and reformat wiki articles. Task Queue Theme: Cyborg Villains

[UPDATE] 5/6/11

Mods/Staff have removed as many hentai images as we could find on the site. The only images that are allowed to stay are official published boxart for anime/maga though if there is 'safe for work' version we'd rather it be used then a NSFW image -- and these images are only allowed on the actual anime/manga wiki page.

Also, for any anime/manga and it's characters that has the "Adult" theme attached to it, we now have a NOINDEX in the source code, which tells search engines not to add that page to their search results. This will also help keep dirty images out of their search index.

Hope all of these changes will make it so that Google and perhaps schools will nolonger penalize Anime Vice as a porn site.

[UPDATE] 7/25/11

Over the last 5 days visits to AV have increased by 50% and all most all these new visits are coming from Google searches. This means, I hope, that google has added us back into their normal search results and no longer classifies us as an unsafe search site.

Keep up the good work making great wiki pages, great anime blogs / user articles and keeping this place safe for work.

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 Hey, write about me already!
 Hey, write about me already!
Just like Comic Vine and Screened, we're focusing our wiki task queue on Villains for a couple of weeks.  If you've never edited a wiki page or submitted images to a character gallery, this is a great time to start.  Villains are the dudes and dudedettes we love to hate, right?  If you want to see your favorite bad guys added to the wiki task queue, just shout them out in the comments below.  

Some of the important things that need doing:
  1. Write character articles when blank.
  2. FIX articles so they follow our style guide
  3. Remove duplicate/grainy/crappy/tiny images from character galeries (We just want the good ones)
  4. Add descriptive captions to images in the gallery.
  5. Create missing characters, and attach them to the anime/manga they are in.

  

Please read our Wiki Style Guide to learn how to organize articles and to get a list of example articles that follow our format.  

 First 1/2 of April.   Anime Vice members who have closed the most tasks
 First 1/2 of April.   Anime Vice members who have closed the most tasks



      And if you have a hankering for comic books or movies, we're focusing on characters over at Comic Vine and Screened too.
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January was a great month for our wiki task queue.   Anime Vice members added 6539 image captions to the galleries in a 12 day wiki image task initiative.  That's 544 captions per day!   What's more, Anime Vice also got it's very own Wiki Style Guide and has joined sister sites Comic Vine and Screened in a bid to have the BEST character pages in the Whiskey Media network.   Go check out the Wiki Task Queue if you want to join in. 
 

Top Wiki Editors

 Here's a chart of the top wiki points earners for the month of January.  FoxFireArt was on a mission! 

 Users who gained the most wiki points in January
 Users who gained the most wiki points in January

Wiki Page Adds/Edits

You add 405 characters to our wiki and edited 2279 of them!  Don't forget the entire month of February is about editing our character pages to follow our new Wiki Style Guide, if you can follow directions you can help!     
 Newly created wiki page count by article type
 Newly created wiki page count by article type


 Wiki page edit count by article type
 Wiki page edit count by article type
 Wiki pages with that received the most edits in January.
 Wiki pages with that received the most edits in January.
 

And Finally, The Most Viewed User Blogs

  1. /profile/equitasinvictus/blog/ 2,079
  2. /profile/sonata/blog/ 397
  3. /profile/foxxfireart/blog/ 341
  4. /profile/raiku/blog/ 295
  5. /profile/metalsnakezero/blog/ 289
  6. /profile/penguindust/blog/ 281
  7. /profile/shadowknight508/blog/ 235
  8. /profile/chengy/blog/ 201
  9. /profile/oneesama/blog/ 146
  10. /profile/ethan/blog/ 112
  11. /profile/nerx/blog/ 84
  12. /profile/zombiepie/blog/ 80
  13. /profile/kelleth/blog/ 79
  14. /profile/thelegendaryone/blog/ 78
  15. /profile/newten/blog/ 75
  16. /profile/sotyfan16/blog/ 73
  17. /profile/codesaint/blog/ 71
  18. /profile/dream/blog/ 64
  19. /profile/devilly/blog/ 53
  20. /profile/haofan123/blog/ 52
  21. /profile/haseo_yashimora/blog/ 44
  22. /profile/ecksearoh/blog/ 43
  23. /profile/black_rose/blog/ 41
  24. /profile/destinyheroknight/blog/ 41
  25. /profile/antirox/blog/ 40    
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Article Sections

The following are H2 section titles for each type of wiki page. Please maintain the same order and spelling for section titles that you see below. Other applicable H2 section titles are, but not limited to, "Powers and Abilities", "Equipment and Weapons", "Alternate Version" and "Other Media".

Character Article:

Section titles can be omitted if the character does not have any information to fit under it. But try to add these.

Origin

In narrative form please explain the most popular origin story of the character. Do not write a scene-by-scene retelling. This should be a paragraph. BTW, this and the other section titles can be omitted if the character does not have any information to fit under it.

Creation

Write about the artists/writers who created this character, or who had a significant impact on the character.

Character Evolution

How has this character changed over the years? Do NOT write plot summaries depicting the story lines of the characters here. This is a section to talk about the character as it applies to our real world.

Major Story Arcs

This is a place to talk about the important story arcs (or over all story lines) that impact this character. You can write a plot summary of the story here, though we would prefer you to write plot summaries on the Story Arc page. This section should really talk about how all the major story arcs relate to each other, and should not be a retelling of the story arcs. See What is a Plot Summary?

Powers & Abilities

This section is optional and mainly used in shōnen series. Please talk about the character's abilities and array of techniques. Do not include feats, fan calculations, or any details that are not officially stated in the author's notes, manga, or anime mediums.

For anime/manga characters from video games as their source material, you could go over their video game powers and abilities on the wiki page without getting too specific.

Other Media

This section is for talking about a character's appearance in other medias, such as anime movies, if not a part of the main story (i.e. all the non-canon Dragon Ball Z movies). DO NOT just list every movie the character has been in, but talk about the characters role throughout the series of movies. Talk about a characters appearance in video games.

Examples:

Franchise Article

Franchise pages are hub pages to which you can attach movies, anime series and manga series. For example, franchise pages make it easy to find everything about Pokémon in one place.

Overview

What kind of franchise is this? Explain how it relates to it's genre, it's time period, the differences between versions of the anime and manga.

Plot

Give a plot summary of what the series is generally about.

Characters

Write brief descriptions of the characters within the series. Begin with protagonists then work down to the antagonists.

Manga/Anime*

Depending on whether a series had it's beginnings as a manga or anime. You should start with whatever came first. Some series may begin as light-novels, be created into a manga, then into an anime. These should be listed in order of creation.
*In chronological order

Anime/Manga*

Depending on whether a series had it's beginnings as a manga or anime. You should start with whatever came first. Some series may begin as light-novels, be created into a manga, then into an anime. These should be listed in order of creation.
*In chronological order

Merchandise

In this section you can discuss official merchandise based from the series that are unique or interesting. What would classify as merchandise are objects that can not be classified on Anime Vice. (examples: official sound track, toys, figures, video games)

Examples:

Movie Article

Plot Summary

See What is a plot summary before you begin.

Anime Series

Overview

Explain the entire anime series as a whole. Do not write a plot summary. Explain what this anime is about and the major themes.

Characters

Discuss the major characters throughout the entire anime series. Do not just make a list. This section should be in paragraph form.

Episode

Episode pages are sub pages of an Anime Series. You attach an episode to an anime series.

Plot Summary

Here you can write a detailed summary of the events in this episode. Be sure to use links. The more detailed we can make this section, the more streamlined a character's main profile can become.

See What is a plot summary before you begin.

Examples:

Manga Series

Overview

Explain the entire manga series as a whole. Do not write a plot summary. Talk about the author and original publication date if available

Publishers
Create a list of the known international publishers and the region they publish the series in.

Publication History

Talk about the companies that publishes the series, and any notable points in the publications history in Japan and elsewhere.

Alterations
Explain any alterations or localization that was conducted to the original Japanese series for the translations, edits, or censorship.

Characters

Discuss the major characters throughout the entire manga series. Do not just make a list. This section should be in paragraph form. Concentrate on the main cast, prominent villains, and any other major plot characters.

Story Arcs

List the series story arcs, if available; and which volumes they are associated to.

Examples:

Book

Books pages are sub pages of a Manga Series. You attach a book to a manga series.

Plot Summary


Contents

List the table of contents by Chapter Number, the Chapter Title, and Page Number.

(Chapter #) (Chapter Title).....(Pg.#)

Write about the contents of the chapter See What is a plot summary before you begin.


Moves This Volume

Some manga series are famous for their named fighting techniques. If this applies to the manga, a table of what techniques are used in the volume can help the reader who wants to know what volume a character used a certain technique.
Example Table
CharacterTechnique Name
GokuKamehameha
Naruto UzumakiShadow Clone Jutsu
Rasengan
Four-Tail Fox Form
Sage Mode
Monkey D. LuffyGum-Gum Pistol
Gum-Gum Rifle
Gear Second
Jet Bazooka
Ichigo KurosakiFlash Step
Getsuga Tensho
Bankai
Hollowfication

Notes

Write about any special features that appeared in this volume. (Stickers, Cards, DVDs, etc)

Examples:

Location, Concept, Object

Overview

Person Article:

Career

Personal Life

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