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League of Legends Entry Overhaul

Last posted Feb 04, 2014 at 05:56PM EST. Added Jan 29, 2014 at 10:18AM EST
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Once again, I’m here on the behalf of the League of Legends entry.

The entry is still filled with dead links, videos that are not really needed, useless and outdated info, and text all over the place. It’s just very unorganized.

I’m not a very good editor myself, but I could do my best to help if someone with experience could re-research, and rewrite the entire thing. I can add to that, and explain some stuff I’ve come across during my time with the League.

League of Legends is filled with inside jokes, and I’m unsure what of those are worth documenting.

There is stuff like “Raise Your Dongers”, which made its own entry, and got confirmed before LoL subculture page, and smaller, but widely know stuff like threads by orbitaldropkick, X wHERE? threads, and stuff like Tons of Damage, Mundo’s Shose Shop, etc. and widely adopted words like Stronk and Worth.

This is getting more and more relevant when you look at the rate at wich the popularity of E-Sports is increasing. Like Staples Center seats getting sold out in a day during the Season 3 Championships, and millions if dollars being put into prizes.

I just want the entry to be up to date and standards, when people come here to find out more about the memes and in-jokes of LoL.


tl;dr

The League of Legends entry needs a rewrite. I’m not good enough to write it myself, but I’ll do my best to provide whatever info I can about different in-jokes and such for whoever is up to the task.

Jan 29, 2014 at 10:18AM EST
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Since no one seems to be picking up on this task, I think might be able to do a little bit of work on it myself, if I get an editorship.

I dunno when I can get to it, but I’ll see if I can tidy the entry up a little by cutting out unnecessary stuff, updating dates and times in general, doing some proofreading, and adding some small stuff to the other instances section.

Jan 31, 2014 at 08:05AM EST
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Okay, I think I’m done with the LoL entry for now. I’ve done all I can to make it more representable, and will probably keep on adding small stuff to the “Variants and Additional Memes” section as new ones come up, and I happen to be reminded of some older ones.

All in all, there is still some stuff that needs to be improved, and I was thinking if someone could see to them, in case they can do something.

Here’s the stuff that still needs improving:

- General improvements on the use of textile and format.
- Improvements and expansion to the History section.
- More examples of Online Precense.
- Expand the Cosplay section, and add better image examples.
- Expand the Fanart section, and add better image examples.
- Add links.

That’s all I have. I certainly hope I haven’t been talking only to myself in this thread though.

Last edited Feb 04, 2014 at 08:37AM EST
Feb 04, 2014 at 08:30AM EST
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I did some quick reformatting. Some points for future edits:

  • Don’t make images and videos too big and dominant. Try to keep a maximum width of 425 for both, but with tall images you can cut this down a bit.
  • Use External References and footnotes. Anything that links outside of KYM should receive a footnote and be placed in the external references, you can read how to do this in the Textile thread and Style Guide. Hyperlinks are only for internal linking (so links to another page on KYM).
    • On that note, I didn’t replace the hyperlinks with footnotes yet. Don’t have much time atm, so a note for you will have to do for now. Sorry.
    • Same for images. Upload them to the gallery, place the source in the notes, and make use of the link provided in the sidebar. And same again, didn’t have enough time, sorry.
  • Less <br>. Extreme white gaps should be avoided.
  • I would really consider cutting down the “Additional Memes” section a bit. Make certain they are notable, not every injoke is that. Some are also too long, so did “Just Dodge/Pink the Spears” (an Additional Meme) get a longer description than “Jesse Perring” (a seperate header).
Last edited Feb 04, 2014 at 10:39AM EST
Feb 04, 2014 at 10:36AM EST
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Thanks for the edits Random!

As I said, I’m not much of an editor, I can’t even resize images, so I added only two new images to the entry (Dunkmaster Darius, and the Nerf Master Morello). The old images were huge, and I hated them as much as you do.

The br thing was pretty prominent in the old edits, so I left those in. I don’t like using br either, but since it was already there, I kept using it. I hardly know what it does, since I usually create spaces with stuff like italics and bold (that’s how bad I am with textile).

I didn’t add any new links to other sites besides KYM, those are all old ones, though I did change the link textile to something which looked more familiar to me (to ease editing). I’ll see to changing those links to footnotes.

I had a hard time figuring out how to explaing the Pink the Spears thing without using excessive amount of words. I could use a shorter description, but then there would be less of an answer to why people love to use that reply on the forums.

Is the “why” important on the minor stuff? Because if it isn’t, I can shorten stuff out.

In can do some cutting on the Additinal Memes section easily.

For example, Renekton Reads His Mail, and Riot Board Meeting used to have their own seperate headers, but I’ve been around for almost 3 years, and have never seen them used. However, they might have been bigger a long time ago, and didn’t really want to discriminate them. Same for the secrets doc. Never heard of it, but didn’t have the heart to remove it.

BTW, do you think Teemo might need his own seperate header, and out of the Additional Memes section?

He’s quite iconic character in the game, more so than any other I can think of, since he tends to be in the eye of the storm, and the desire for his death has reached far enough for Riot to start using him in their news. For example, in the graphics, they pointed out specifically how many Teemos die in a minute (or something). And he is often seen as cannon fodder in the official videos.

Hell, even I’ve woved never to buy that champion.

Last edited Feb 04, 2014 at 11:58AM EST
Feb 04, 2014 at 11:47AM EST
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Argh, I hate not being able to just edit my old posts, goddammit.

I added in the Footnotes / External Links, which probably should be divided into two sections to save space. I uploaded the linked images to KYM like you suggested. Many of the old comics were lost because they weren’t hosted here.

I also cut out some stuff from the Additional Memes, and moved Teemo under his own header.

Impact and History could maybe use more text, but I’m starting to think that they are fine the way they are. There COULD be more links to info sources though, but that shouldn’t be too big of a deal to add at some point.

The Cosplay and Fanart sections still need more text, and better pictures though!

Last edited Feb 04, 2014 at 01:47PM EST
Feb 04, 2014 at 01:33PM EST
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As I said, I’m not much of an editor, I can’t even resize images, so I added only two new images to the entry (Dunkmaster Darius, and the Nerf Master Morello). The old images were huge, and I hated them as much as you do.

<img src="URL" width="425">

Making the 425 smaller will of course make the image smaller.

The br thing was pretty prominent in the old edits, so I left those in. I don’t like using br either, but since it was already there, I kept using it. I hardly know what it does, since I usually create spaces with stuff like italics and bold (that’s how bad I am with textile).

<br> makes brakes, so just empty lines. A double enter should work the same, and adding a <br> alongside it will really extend the gap to something too big. Preferably only use it with media (before and after, no /br as that doesn’t exist).

Is the “why” important on the minor stuff? Because if it isn’t, I can shorten stuff out.

It’s semi-necessary, depending on how you can give examples through examples otherwise. As long as it covers why it’s used. Reading through your old tl;dr, how does this sound:

""Dodge the Spears" is a stock answer given to players asking or complaining about the champion Nidale’s ability “Javelin Toss,” a spammable spear-trowing move that causes heavy damage on longer distances. A visual bug in Nidale sometimes causes the spears to turn invisible, which spawned the variation “Pink the Spears,” referring to Pink Wands which are used to reveal stealthed units."

For example, Renekton Reads His Mail, and Riot Board Meeting used to have their own seperate headers, but I’ve been around for almost 3 years, and have never seen them used. However, they might have been bigger a long time ago, and didn’t really want to discriminate them. Same for the secrets doc. Never heard of it, but didn’t have the heart to remove it.

Look for it through Google and the forum search on the LoL forum a bit. If you can’t find anything notable or that much, it shouldn’t be that much of an issue to remove. OP might’ve been opinionated, we don’t know but can check it with searching.

BTW, do you think Teemo might need his own seperate header, and out of the Additional Memes section?

You know these LoL memes better than me. I trust your judgement in it. The entry is 2 years old, information may be outdated.

I added in the Footnotes / External Links, which probably should be divided into two sections to save space.

FTFY

The Cosplay and Fanart sections still need more text, and better pictures though!

External references to the DeviantArt group can help. Are there other notably large DeviantArt groups? Cosplay groups. Perhaps images on specific boorus?

Finding the images and uploading them shouldn’t be difficult.

Feb 04, 2014 at 05:56PM EST
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