Talk:Dinosaur Comics

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Please note to NOT add (sic) to intentionally misspelled or ungrammatical quotes. See this comics (the tooltip, specifically). MosheZadka 18:14, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Greetings various people coming from the recent link at Dinosaur Comics! Add your favourite quotes, and enjoy wikiquote. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 06:14, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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 change[edit]

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[1] or the intelligent machines[2] as well as the people in the house[3]. What does everyone think though! ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:26, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

Also! You can see a sample of the formatting I am suggesting in User:MosheZadka/Comics/DC! ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 14:18, 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.
O-Okay! I will try it that way. The guideline I used was "whenever a seperator is necessary for understanding, but the comic doesn't have one, add a line-break." We will try this and see how it works and maybe it will be good! Then, sandwiches. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 14:33, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
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 red[edit]

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)