Forums: Index Watercooler Vote for new background

This is a vote for the new backgrounds, as proposed here.

You can support only one background at a time. There are no neutral or against votes. The image with the most support votes will be added as this Wiki's background.

Energy X's background

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Ellis99's background

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Support Support: I think this is best. Although it'd be better if it was separated in the middle so the article/editing window doesn't cover up most of the image. --Shockstorm (talk) 12:34, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

Moonlit Sylveon's background

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Support Support: It shows off Groudon and Kyogre's new forms, and they wouldn't be covered up by the wiki's content, unlike how the others would be. The image looks pretty good Mastergabe2000 (talk) 17:02, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: I admit that one looks quite better; it meets the quality, resolution and the fact that the main part should be on left and right sides, not in the center. And, uh, unlike my proposal, it focuses on the next game. Energy X 17:39, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: --Monfernape_If any problem? 18:13, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: It fit's the wiki more then Energy X's background and it is bigger then Ellis's. . Yoponot (talk) 22:15, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: I definitely vote for the one prposed by Moonlit Sylveon, what else can I say apart from what they've already said? It has the theme of Primal Reversion with ORAS. 382Adrián Perry GZ383 21:19, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: I have to agree with that one. Has both quality and resolution.--Kyurem147 (talk) 21:24, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: I prefer Moonlit Sylveon's background better than Ellis' background (I don't think his background will fit as a background of Pokemon Wikia's Main Page!).  Sigh, I wish Moonlit should come back :(. Nectaria 025 (talk) 22:39, September 23, 2014 (UTC)
Support Support: I like it. Ellis99 CODE XANA 12:07, September 25, 2014 (UTC)
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Lumoshi (talk) 12:06, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

Support Support: This one is dymantic and I like it. It fits the theme with those games coming out next month. Oie 10212229jWXJS1fVZeoSpark Wall Contribs  16:24,10/8/2014 
Support Support: My vote goes to this one. Main reason is it is actual. It shows in a way the wiki is active cause of it relation to the upcoming game. I think that is very important when you want to attract new users and it keeps it fresh Jantje132 (talk) 19:14, October 8, 2014 (UTC)

Energy X's 2nd background

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All of the proposed images don't look right when I tested them. In fact they make the wiki look tacky, cheap and out of place. RainbowShifter 05:29, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

Well, do you have a better proposal? Energy X 08:18, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

We could probably request a background image to be made if we ask on the central wiki. Especially since ORAS is coming out, and Wikia has an interest in making this wiki look attractive for that. --Shockstorm (talk) 12:36, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

Hm. Hadn't considered that. Does anyone support this decision? Energy X 20:02, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

I do. --I'm Yoponot and I approve this message (talk) 20:10, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

I do as well. --Shockstorm (talk) 20:29, September 25, 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps I should do as well. I don't have much experience with design. Energy X 21:22, September 26, 2014 (UTC)

Considering most of these users were not aware (including myself) that we could ask the Wikia to design the background, and the fact we don't have much experience in the background, I am locking the vote and asking the development team. Energy X 18:02, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Wikia needs you to help us help you

Hey guys :) I'll be helping you out with your background and wordmark request. I'm unlocking this thread because I need your help! You guys may feel that you don't have the design "chops" to get this job done, but what I need is your expertise about Pokemon! We want to get this design right, and great design starts with content.

So what I need from you guys is a sense of what are the most important things you'd like to see in the background/logo. What basic idea do you want to convey with the background. Give me, if you would, a "wish list" of things to include, and it'll help us achieve something great by the time the new game launches. I assume we'll want to stress the new game in the design, but this is your community! So please use the space below to give me an idea of what colours/characters/ideas you want to stress in your new design! Thanks :) — CzechOut @fandom 18:56, October 2, 2014 (UTC)

Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, and the three Hoenn starters mega evolved would look nice. Maybe a volcano on one side and ocean on the other since that is seen on a lot of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire promotional material. --I'm Yoponot and I approve this message (talk) 02:08, October 3, 2014 (UTC)

That's basically what I was thinking as well. Also a possibility: Mega Rayquaza could also be featured flying around towards the top. --Shockstorm (talk) 03:12, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your responses, guys! Keep 'em comin'! Anyone got any specific thoughts about, say, a version of the Pokemon logo that would be preferred for the wordmark? I'm guessing the most modern, as seen on Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire stuff, but that may not be your preference. I know on other wikias about long-running franchises, Wikians have sometimes preferred older logos as being more "franchise definitive". Star Trek wikias might prefer the font of the original series with Shatner to the font used in later series. Dunno if it's that way with Pokemon. — CzechOut @fandom 13:58, October 3, 2014 (UTC)
Let's see... it would be good if the Graphic Wordmark contained the official Pokémon logo, rather than this one. As for the Favicon, maybe we could use a new one. The current one is good, but can be better. Lastly, the background could contain the ones Yoponot requested; starters on one rail and the legendaries on the other. Energy X 12:40, October 4, 2014 (UTC)
So is there more than one official Pokemon logo? Or one that you would prefer over others? — CzechOut @fandom 01:10, October 5, 2014 (UTC)
This one is the only official one for the franchise. Best to use that one. --Shockstorm (talk) 02:02, October 5, 2014 (UTC)
Here's an initial stab at the wordmark:

Getting an exact match on the font is tricky, especially since there are no rounded letters in the word "wiki". But I think at the 250x width the match is pretty decent. What do you guys think? — CzechOut @fandom 03:33, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
As for background, I've roughed out something that's directly based on ORAS, which I gather is what we're really trying to promote. Take a look at w:c:czechitout and tell me what you think! — CzechOut @fandom 04:55, October 6, 2014 (UTC)

I don't like the title because it makes the site feel amateurish. We should be distinctive, like how Bulbapedia's title is. Ellis99 CODE XANA 07:23, October 6, 2014 (UTC)

By "title" are you meaning the wordmark above? And what, specifically, are you thinking makes it look amateurish? I don't mind criticism, but in order to help you, I need to know the direction in which you'd like to go.
Shockstorm said, above, to use the franchise's actual logo, which doesn't leave a lot of room for more than just the word "wiki". Are you saying that you disagree with that choice?
And if by "Bulbapedia" you mean, that's not a very helpful example on which to base this design, because it's oriented wholly differently. They've got a fat, portrait-oriented square; we've got widescreen 250 X 65 space. Their design simply couldn't work in the space we have available. IF you could find some examples of widescreen logos you like, then I'll be able to help you a whole lot better. :) — CzechOut @fandom 12:47, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
Another important point about Bulbapedia is that their name naturally suggests a logo. They're called "Bulbapedia" so naturally their logo includes an image of a bulb. This wikia, by contrast, is actually called "Pokemon wiki". That's great for SEO, but it kinda gives you less too work with, symbolically. — CzechOut @fandom 12:57, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
When I mean amateurish is that we are using the Pokémon logo while others aren't. I think coming up with something from scratch is better than creating a logo based around the Pokémon logo. Ellis99 CODE XANA 15:42, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
I think a mascot has to be picked, so that you have a focus to design around. Many pokemon websites have a mascot - bulbasaur, celebi, marill, etc. I think that sort of decision will help give the site more cohesion. ~remaai Mini egg 21:23, October 8, 2014 (UTC)
I agree with CzechOut. We cannot be too picky about this decision. I also checked some of the old logos and most don't seem that good. As for the background, it could be better; as stated, Mega Rayquaza with Primal Kyorgre and Primal Groudon on one side, while Mudkip, Treecko and Torchic on the other. Energy X 15:31, October 6, 2014 (UTC)
I think this discussion should have a new forum for the title. Ellis99 CODE XANA 15:42, October 6, 2014 (UTC)

I like the logo but I feel like it's a bit too squished together. I'm Yoponot and I approve this message (talk) 21:04, October 8, 2014 (UTC)


Since Energy X has now created a new thread about the new wordmark and I've opened one about the new backgrounds, it would be confusing to keep this thread open. So I'm returning this thread o a state of closure, as Energy X did a few days ago. — CzechOut @fandom 05:05, October 12, 2014 (UTC)

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