majinwarman wrote:Hey, can anyone tell me what's the current state of the Kanzenshuu wiki?
In development. That's all we really know.
But there have been two recent site-related updates: the staff got expanded on April 1st (confusing at least me), and the Translations section has been given a revamp to make it easier to find stuff.
As a member of the expanded staff I suppose I should chime in.
and I are the Wiki administrators. Emma is a mod on these forums but due to life and work has been mostly absent. Both of us are moderators on r/dbz and that keeps us pretty busy. Emma has known the Kanzenshuu guys for a while; I got to know them through various social media after I started modding reddit two years ago. When the fandom news outpaced Kanzenshuu's workflow we did our best to fill that gap, and Mike likes to take people like us and hang them in his tree so here we are.
Heath did a lot of the groundwork on this thing back in 2013, and Emma helped by porting a bunch of site guides onto the wiki, particularly episode and chapter pages. Mike has also done a lot of work, particularly on pages dealing with relatively obscure stuff that he knows more about than most people, and he continues to do that work. Of course Julian and Herms (and TripleRach
and others) have also done a lot of translations that are valuable to us. Herms's guides are our foundation for chronology (he even cited sources), character tidbits from guidebooks, name puns, and all sorts of other things. (He's also reviewing some things he translated years ago.) All of them (perhaps especially Mike) have a massive collection of primary sources that we can consult and sometimes scan for illustrative purposes.
I think our most immediate goal is to get the Wiki in a condition where we can reach out to you guys for help, which will probably be not long before we go public. I believe (though we haven't fully hammered out the details) that this will always remain a very selective process, especially when it comes to editing privileges. We have already recruited a handful of people that we know well, but we probably won't recruit further for some time, and our standards will always be exacting.
My current first-base goal is to get all of the episode and chapter pages more or less complete, but I'm going deep on Z 1-2 and Kai 1 right now to lay the groundwork for how those pages should look when they are researched to the hilt. Since the site guide summaries are just really old translations of short Daizenshuu synposes, I have to write full summaries for every episode. After I write the Z summaries, I watch the corresponding Kai episode and restructure the Z summaries to fit while making continuity notes. I make screenshots of redrawn cuts in Kai and comparison shots from the Z Dragon Boxes for the Kai production gallery. For the Z production gallery, I talk to datwerg
to see what they know about the production and animation in these episodes, and make layout/genga/correction/screenshot comparisons
. (I haven't uploaded those images to the site yet and I've already managed to make them look a little better.) I am documenting the Kikuchi replacement score for Kai à la Kenisu and also using Kenisu's tables to document the BGM for each episode.
I'm also working on getting the Super episode pages done, and at the same time, I am working on pages for Super characters, starting with the TOP; I kept track of nearly everything Herms translated during Super's run, big or small, and all of that stuff will be documented pretty thoroughly on the Wiki on episode and character pages. I will also be consulting Ajay for the production details on those episodes, and I will probably consult TeeHallums
for the Sumitomo documentation (and maybe Faulconer too, if we get that far).
I'm also keeping up with Heroes episodes as they are ongoing (I sometimes cross paths with Mike here because he is trying to keep up with the site guides), and I'm tracking information about the Broly movie. We often make pages for new characters like Kikono and Beets as soon as we learn about them, while some older characters like Chiaotzu still don't have pages at all, just because it's easier to keep up with new characters as they come than it is to go back later and try to track everything down. With anything we're working on, it's very easy to get distracted from the task at hand by green links for character pages that need to be made, or other kinds of pages that need to be made. We occasionally have spirited debates about how certain details should be handled.
has been transcribing and translating his Chōzenshū books, and he has done a lot of work in particular with techniques and transformations (which is great because it's one of those areas I care very little about). Cipher
is writing summaries for spin-off manga chapters, and he also started work on some character pages like Majin Boo. jpranevich
is making pages for the movies and also incorporating his notes on DB/Z into the episode and character pages. Others are making basic character or staff pages from scratch, filling in their basic info for others to build upon, or hanging around in our workspace to answer questions or give advice (like TheDevilsCorpse
If you have any services that you think you can offer, please do let us know. The overall feeling seems to be that we shouldn't recruit any more editors at this point, or even hand out view privileges, but if you have done research on any topic, or if you would like to do some research to be used on the Wiki, we would be very grateful. This project is a ton of work, but we are very much into it and very excited about seeing what it will eventually be, and we would like for you to be excited too!