Ghostbusters Wiki to have Ghost Database?


by devilmanozzy1

9 years, 8 months ago


Recently I conducted a search on google for “Ghostbusters Wiki” to see what people look at, what links are showing up to the wiki, and what links are being posted around the web. I found some interesting results, leaving me with the impression that the visitors to Ghostbusters Wiki are there looking at articles on ghosts more than the ghostbusters themselves. Which lead me to decide that the wiki needs to move in a new direction and offer some sort of Ghost Database/Spirit Guide type thing. So I'm looking for input on how to suggest starting it up, and how should the ghost/paranormal phenomena be orginized to best serve the community.

A discussion was opened on the wiki on this topic.
http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Ghostbusters_wiki_starting_a_Ghost_Database%3F
However, if you post your comments here, I'll still be able to read them fine.

by JamesCGamora

9 years, 8 months ago


By listing them by the entities proper name (if it has one) as opposed to what it is more popularly known as…like I suggested for the ghostbusting equipment

by ghstbstrlmliii1

9 years, 8 months ago


James - as an example you mean to put “Class 5 Full Roaming Vapor” as opposed to “Slimer” or “Onion head” right?

Or am I reading you wrong?

by JamesCGamora

9 years, 8 months ago


GhstbstrLMLIII;160093
James - as an example you mean to put “Class 5 Full Roaming Vapor” as opposed to “Slimer” or “Onion head” right?

Or am I reading you wrong?

“Class 5 Full Roaming Vapor” is more of a classification than a name.

What I mean is using, for example, Slimer (as that has pretty much been established as his proper name in other media ) instead of Onionhead or the many many unflattering names that he has been given…

I realize that my idea become very fuzzy when you start to figure out Gozer / Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, Edmund Hoover / Azetlor, and Ivo Shandor / The Architect

by devilmanozzy1

9 years, 8 months ago


JamesCGamora;160094
“Class 5 Full Roaming Vapor” is more of a classification than a name.

What I mean is using, for example, Slimer (as that has pretty much been established as his proper name in other media ) instead of Onionhead or the many many unflattering names that he has been given…

I realize that my idea become very fuzzy when you start to figure out Gozer / Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, Edmund Hoover / Azetlor, and Ivo Shandor / The Architect

Well they names should be proper for the most part already if they can be. I think they should be listed by when they appear first (films/vg's) and in the case of RGB by episode in dvd box set order. EGB by air order.

As suggested, the tables should be broken up by media they are from. A Film section/GBVG section/ Cartoon Section/ and then a comic section perhaps. However, it gets tricky with print. We're focus first on the three sections then go from there.

I think a table would serve best with the name of the spirit as known in the media.Next maybe a column for other names, then a section for is it a single entity/group/composite/team (Sometimes things are listed like say Imps as a group as apposed to each imp getting its own page). Full classification should also be given. (we're next debate if the number system can be used, and if so will the RGB/EGB characters be numbered based on classification apposed to what was actually said.)

Thats what I think would work.

Title for this needs to be something like Paranormal Database instead of Ghost Database. Some things are not ghosts in the cartoons.

by devilmanozzy1

9 years, 8 months ago


Ok,

The article is officially being started, here is the link….
http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Paranormal_Database

Still working out the design of the table, but there is a start. Any questions are useful now as this is just starting. (The further along it gets the more a pain it will be to fix some)

by smithlanger

9 years, 7 months ago


My ears gone out guys..cheap stuff that i have ever seen in this busting movie…articles might be helpful but not so far if i dont have interest regarding this movie….sory abt the poor comments.. (*flame)

by devilmanozzy1

9 years, 7 months ago


smithlanger;160706
My ears gone out guys..cheap stuff that i have ever seen in this busting movie…articles might be helpful but not so far if i dont have interest regarding this movie….sory abt the poor comments.. (*flame)

Not sure what you meant there good sir. This movie?