I'd just like to say that this page is totally awesome.
Dude! I agree!
I removed the small tags around Morris's words. They do make sense, but wikiquote is about the quotations: any formatting is just that needed to help organize the quotations. Italics/bold are standard text markups, but size of font is somewhat esoteric. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:17, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
Winds of changeEdit
Hello wikiquotians who like Dinosaur Comics!
I am thinking of radically changing the formatting of this article, to like like Ctrl Alt Del. This would solve the problem of presenting dialogues (which, you must admit, are often awesome) as well as giving a better ability to deal with characters like the vanilla extract or the intelligent machines as well as the people in the house. What does everyone think though! ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:26, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
I think it's a good idea! I wouldn't put things like "Narrator" on every line though (December 14, 2004)
- How would you separate the lines? Do you think something like below looks better? (I don't) ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 19:11, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
- December 14, 2004
- Narration: TEEN MAGAZEEN by t-rex
"friends with benefits": pretty hot
are you fully aware of sex? maybe not?
special feature: stories where people lose their pants and are thus embarrassed
plus: understanding europe
- Yeah, that looks fine, I think! It makes it look like one line of dialogue, rather than someone starting and stopping and starting again.
- Please note that even though I went and changed it, opinions are still welcome? If you think it can be done better, please say so! A-And maybe we can improve it. HOPEFULLY. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:58, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
- Moshe - I'm not sure if that is the prettiest way to display the text, but I'm not sure of another way that would be better. By the way, I'm totally hooked on this webcomic now. I can't get enough! UDScott 21:24, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
Devil in redEdit
I am unsure as to the wisdom of the devil's words being quoted in Red. In general, I tried to select only those typographical conventions which are generic (bold, italic, caps) over those which are too esoteric (small font, red). I think this is a useful balance between staying true to the source, and remembering that wikiquote is about text. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 08:17, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
- I think I tend to agree with Moshe -- although the red letters look cool, I'm not sure that we want to set such a precedent. If we continued this, we'd be altering many other pages to conform to the original source. Meanwhile, this site is supposed to focus on the text itself. UDScott 20:50, 8 December 2005 (UTC)