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  1. Yeah, there's definitely plenty to do! We don't have a list quite like we did with Dawnshard mostly because there's a lot more this time around and there's more variability in how long it takes to finish, but if you want a long list, anything from the Demoted section on down on this page needs to be worked on. There's also a list of pages that probably need to be made (there are some on that list that may just be redirects to other pages). If you want, you can hop on our Coppermind Editors Discord and there will be plenty of people who can answer further questions or point you to something specific if the lists are overwhelming.
  2. MediaWiki does allow a plug-ins known as extensions; if that's something you're interested in looking into. There is already a spoilers one, but it looks like it just chucks things into a collapsible element, which I don't think would work for us structurally and also sounds like a lot of upkeep If you're interested in writing Javascript for this, you can make a user subpage (User:YourUserName/common.js) that will run that Javascript for you. Not sure what the other Keepers would think but, if it's something that they're comfortable making available sitewide, it could maybe be converted to a gadget, which is basically CSS and/or JS that users can enable in their preferences. Not sure if these are the "annotations" you were thinking of using, but, in case it helps with your process any, Argent suggested earlier that, if someone were to look at doing this dynamically, doing the spoilers by paragraph and using the books referenced in each paragraph to tell whether information from a book is in that paragraph might be a workable method
  3. My thoughts are pretty similar to Argent's; something like this would be nice for readers, but MediaWiki if often... difficult to deal with and I don't think we're in a position on the technical side to implement something like this. On top of that, we already have a small group of editors and lots of content work to do, so any theoretical solution that would require lots of upkeep (plus the work to apply to all the current articles!) is basically a nonstarter. If you are aware of a wiki that has something like this, I'd certainly be interesting in hearing about how they make it work. The one other thing I would note is that there is, in fact, a way to see what the Voidbringer page (or any page) looked like before Oathbringer (or any other book). If you click the "History" tab at the top right of a Coppermind page, it will show you every edit ever made to that page. From there, you can click on the timestamp of any given edit to see what it looked like immediately after that edit. So, if, for example, you pick the last edit to the Voidbringer page before Oathbringer was released on November 14, 2017, you would get this: https://coppermind.net/wiki/Voidbringer?&oldid=66869. Of course, I know that's probably not practical all the time, especially if there are a lot of books you haven't read or if you want to read an article primarily about something from Secret History that touches on content from earlier books like Elantris, but it is an option that exists.
  4. Thanks for letting us know about this! I'm pretty sure I have this page open in a tab somewhere and just haven't gotten around to actually updating it. I'll try to get to it soon, but if you or someone else wants to do this, you're more than welcome!
  5. Thanks for noticing and mentioning this! I see you tweaked a few other things in the Coppermind translation; I assume those are all the other errors you noticed? I think the original image is here; it doesn't look like the person who made it is still around. We never made translated copies of the images from Oathbringer either, and at this point we're thinking about redoing all of them to make the fonts consistent and easy to read; we would certainly fix any translation errors then. So, if anyone notices anymore, please let us know!
  6. To expand on that, the discussion in here is mostly about any sort of changes to the Coppermind itself, and it doesn't tend to get that much activity (there's a Coppermind editor's Discord where most stuff gets hashed out these days). You'll probably get more engagement in the Mistborn subforum that Karger suggested; there's a lot more people who pay attention to that forum compared to this one. But yes, you theoretically could spike physical strength into a chicken, though I don't think they would end up looking much like koloss made from humans. Anyway, welcome to the 17th Shard and the Coppermind, and thanks for fixing those typos on the Spook article yesterday!
  7. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Starwatcher

      Starwatcher

      So, while I'm very active on the Coppermind, I'm barely around at all here on the forums and I didn't see this until now. I'm a little disappointed, if I had found it just three weeks later it would have been on my half birthday. Anyways, thanks for the birthday wishes; that's a really cool image!

    2. Starwatcher

      Starwatcher

      Whoops, my tired brain can't do math right now, ignore that half birthday part

  8. In the original edition of Elantris, the demonym and toponym for Teod was "Teoish." This was then later used in The Emperor's Soul (very beginning of Day 98, when Shai thinks her guards will likely be assigned somewhere far away, perhaps to the "Teoish Peninsula"). Then, in the tenth anniversary edition of Elantris, "Teoish" was changed to "Teo." In the copy of The Emperor's Soul in Arcanum Unbounded, however, the original "Teoish" is still used. Edit: Same case with "Jindoeese," which was used in the original edition of Elantris but changed to "JinDo" in the tenth anniversary edition. On Day 76 of The Emperor's Soul, Gaotona says "The artist was Jindoeese," and Shai replies with "The Jindoeese and my people are not the same." Second edit: Not sure about this one, but in the Arcanum Unbounded Taldain essay, Khriss uses the phrase "Realmic transition" as part of her description of how Sand Mastery is powered. In contrast, when describing the Surge of Transportation in the Words of Radiance and Oathbringer Ars Arcana, she appears to use "Realmatic" as the adjective for something related to the three Realms.
  9. Oops, sorry @Karger, I didn't see that question. The "Keepers" member title refers to the group of editors who are basically the Coppermind staff. We mostly work together to iron out structural decisions and to stay on top of article quality. As Experience mentioned, the name is taken from the Keepers of Mistborn Era 1.
  10. Thanks for raising this! I believe the citation is pointing to this exchange in that chapter: Indicating that the Southern Scadrians are aware the Shards used to be part of a larger whole. I agree, however, that it isn't anywhere near as conclusive as the Coppermind currently makes it seem. It should probably say something like "Kelsier taught them about the Shards Ruin and Preservation, and may have given them some information about how the Shards are pieces of Adonalsium."
  11. So, it's been a long time since I was active (honestly, I'm not sure you could really say I was ever active) here, but I started editing the Coppermind nearly a year ago and Chaos recently helped me get my account back up and running (thanks again!). I don't anticipate being that active here, because what little free time I do have for Brandon-related activities usually goes to the Coppermind, but I was procrastinating on work bored a few weeks ago and wrote up that introduction, at which point I figured I had to post it at some point. I just posted to request Aether of Night, so now seemed as good a time as any. I named my Coppermind account Stargazer without checking the forums; when we reactivated my account, we discovered that someone else has that username here, which is why I'm Starwatcher instead here. And no, I would not like a cookie. As much as I'd love to be able to have Sazed explain things to me, that's not a citable source for the Coppermind. Also, all of you, stay safe and healthy!
  12. Thank you. And I picked Ati because it means hope, not for any connection to Ruin.
  13. I'm doing a clay project in art and I really want to carve an Aon Ati into it. Unfortunately, I don't actually have a copy of Elantris and an image of Aon Ati isn't on the Coppermind. So, could someone please post an image or at least a description of Aon Ati? Thanks.
  14. Oh for Harmony's sake, you guys never stop! Mistborn Hero of Ages Spoiler Just don't take the cookie.
  15. Welcome. And that is some very nice art you have.