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For a guide to ripping, see Ripping.

This a guide to creating rip pages using the Rip infobox, and / or the Rip form. For other videos, such as rips from The SilvaGunner Christmas Comeback Crisis see Project:Manual of Style.

This guide is only a general outline about rip pages. For a complete list of stylistic standards for rip pages, see Project:Manual of Style#Rips.

It is highly suggested that Source edit mode is used to create rip pages instead of the VisualEditor.

For an example page, see this page.

Ripping the Rip Edit

To start, create a page using the "Create rip page" box on the Main Page or click the " create a new page" link when creating a new page. Creating a page in this way uses the "Rip form", which automatically places code onto a page. The rip form is designed to help editors quickly make new pages without having to copy / paste code. This guide can be used with or without using the rip form.

The Components of a Rip Video Edit

Rip page guide 1

The main components of a video page: 1) Title, 2) Thumbnail (of another video), 3) Description, 4) Upload date, 5) Video

A YouTube video page consists of several components: the title, the thumbnail shown in the sidebar, the description underneath the video, the upload date and the video itself.

Rip page guide 2

The main components of a rip video page.

A SiIvaGunner video contains all of these elements and usually follows a predictable format:

  • The title is the ripped track followed by " - " and the ripped game.
  • The thumbnail is of the ripped game and is the same for all rips from the game.
  • The video description has: Music, Composer, Playlist, Platform and a catchphrase.
  • The video has:
    • a length
    • an upload date
    • a background that is usually the thumbnail.
    • a joke in the music track or the visuals.

These components translate to a rip page.

The Components of a Rip Page Edit

A typical rip page has:

  • A title (the full title of the rip)
  • An infobox with:
    • A thumbnail
    • The metadata of the video (such as length and upload date)
    • Some information about the rip (such as its creator)
    • A recreation of the video description with a music, composer, platform and catchphrase.
  • An introductory paragraph
  • A "Jokes" section explaining the joke

The Infobox Edit

See also: Template:Rip/doc

The infobox contains most of the information contained in a rip. The infobox is used by inserting the following code onto a page:

{{Rip
|image=
|link=
|playlist=
|playlist id=
|upload=
|length=
|author=

|music=
|composer=
|platform=
|catchphrase=
}}

Alternatively, the rip form will insert this code onto a page:

{{Rip
|image= <!--Place an image from the rip's playlist. Upload it if one isn't on the wiki.-->

|link= <!--A full YouTube video URL or the video ID-->
|playlist= <!--The name of the playlist-->
|playlist id= <!--A full YouTube playlist URL or the playlist ID -->
|upload= <!--The upload date on YouTube.-->
|length= <!--The video's length XX:XX-->
|author= <!--If known, the actual "rippers" who made the rip, not the song's composers-->

|album= <!--If applicable, the album(s) that the rip was released on-->
|album link= <!--The full URL of the Bandcamp album -->
|track= <!--A full link to the track on Bandcamp or Soundcloud. It should look like "[LINK TRACKNAME]"-->

<!--For the YouTube video description.-->
|music= <!--Comes after "Music:"-->
|composer=<!--Comes after "Composer:"-->
|platform= <!--Comes after "Platform"-->
|catchphrase= <!--The catchphrase in the description.-->
}}

The text surrounded by <!-- and --> are comments and can be deleted after you finalize the page. The comments are self-explanatory, but for clarity:

  • image is thumbnail image of the rip. Do not include the File: prefix. If an image of the thumbnail does not exist on the wiki upload it (see the thumbnails section for more information).
  • link is the YouTube video ID of the rip. It can also be the full URL.
  • playlist is the game of the rip. It should be the name of a category on the channel.1
  • playlist id is the playlist ID of the rip. It can also be a the full playlist URL.
  • upload is the upload date of the rip on the SiIvaGunner channel.
  • length is the length of the rip. (XX:XX)
  • author is the person who made the rip, not the original composer. If the rip was not an album release, you must cite any authors with references. You do not need to surround the name with a link if it is only one contributor and does not need a reference.

Album Info Edit

Some rips have been released in albums. For rips that are known to be tracks in an album, the album parameters should be filled out.

To add album information, place the following code in-between the |author= and |music= in the infobox. Alternatively, the "create new rip page" box on the Main Page or new page link will add these lines to the code:

|album = 
|album link = 
|track =
  • album is the name of the album.
  • album link is the Bandcamp URL of the album. (such as "https://gilvasunner.bandcamp.com/album/gilvasunners-highest-quality-video-game-rips-volume-1" for GilvaSunner's Highest Quality Video Game Rips: Volume 1)
  • track is a link to the album; it is not a "raw" URL, but a MediaWiki-style link. For example, for "Katamari on the Memes", the syntax would be "[https://gilvasunner.bandcamp.com/track/katamari-on-the-memes Katamari on the Memes]"
Multiple releases Edit

If a rip has had multiple album releases, only use album and track. In album, list every album in chronological order, and use this format for each album: [[ALBUM X]] ({{Icon|Bandcamp|2=ALBUM X LINK}}.

For example:

[[ALBUM 1]] ({{Icon|Bandcamp|2=ALBUM 1 LINK}})<br />
[[ALBUM 2]] ({{Icon|Bandcamp|2=ALBUM 2 LINK}})

Where "ALBUM 1" and "ALBUM 2" are the names of the first and second albums, respectively, and "ALBUM 1 LINK" and "ALBUM 2 LINK" are the web addresses to the first and second albums, respectively.

For the track for multiple releases, use ""[URL NAME]" (ALBUM NAME)" for each track.

Video description Edit

Most rip videos follow the pattern of

Music:
Composer:
Playlist:
Platform:

[catchphrase]

All but the "Playlist:" (which is used by playlist id) is accounted for in the video description section of the infobox:

|music=
|composer=
|platform=
|catchphrase= 

If needed, there are arranger and performer parameters as well.

Sometimes the labels are different, such as during the Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016 event or the Reboot. To change these labels, use

|music label=
|composer label=
|platform label=
|arranger label=
|performer label=

Thumbnails Edit

If a thumbnail for the rip's playlist exists on the wiki, then it should be used as the image.

To get the thumbnail of any video, go to https://img.youtube.com/vi/insert-youtube-video-id-here/maxresdefault.jpg and replace insert-youtube-video-id-here with the video's YouTube ID.

If the video does not have a maxresdefault.jpg, it may have another format of thumbnail that can be accessed through any of these methods:

Once the thumbnail has been uploaded, upload it to the wiki. Make sure to name it something recognizable (such as the name of the game), add a description of what the thumbnail depicts , and categorize it under Category:Thumbnails or Category:Playlist thumbnails. Only use Category:Thumbnails if the thumbnail is exclusive to the rip, or the rip does not have a playlist.

The Introductory Paragraph Edit

Every rip page needs an introductory paragraph or "intro paragraph" to explain to the reader what the page is about. On the SiIvaGunner Wikia, the introductory paragraph has these components:

  • The title of the rip in bold and surrounded by quotation marks (not necessarily the rip's page's title)
  • The advertised track surrounded by quotation marks
  • The version of the track, if applicable.
  • The game the rip is from in italics.

Regardless of how ridiculous or fake the game, mix, or track is, to preserve the kayfabe of the channel we follow this format to make it appear as though the rips are genuine. The current format looks like this:

"'''{{subst:PAGENAME}}'''" is a high quality rip of the MIX 
of "TRACK" from ''GAME''.
  • The {{subst:PAGENAME}} is replaced by the title of the page. If the title is wrong when you preview the edit, such as if the page's title is invalid, then replace this text with the title of the rip.
  • TRACK and MIX are the track and its version listed the rip, like "Snow halation (Beta Mix)". In this case, "Snow halation" is the TRACK, and "Beta Mix" is the MIX, so the phrase would be '[...] rip of the Beta Mix of "Snow halation" [...]'. Use your best judgement when writing the MIX, especially if there are two mixes.
  • GAME is the game listed.

For example, a rip called "Coasting (Hummed) - Transistor":

"'''Coasting (Hummed) - Transistor'''" is a high quality rip of the hummed version 
of "Coasting" from ''Transistor''.

"Coasting (Hummed) - Transistor" is a high quality rip of the hummed version of "Coasting" from Transistor.

The Jokes Section Edit

See also: Rip

The jokes of a rip are the ways the rip has been altered from the original track. On this wiki, jokes are put under a suitably-named Jokes section, with time stamps for when the alterations enter the rip. Listening to the original track and then the rip is often recommended to completely get all the jokes, however many well-experienced in the SiIvaGunner's memes can instantly recognize various frequently used melodies.

There are a number of very distinct jokes:

  • Melody changes are the most prolific and easiest joke to spot (besides vocal mashups with an instrumental track). Melody changes involve replacing the melody of the advertised track.
    • Melody changes are not to be confused with arrangements, which are more complete recreations of a song, not just its melody.
  • Mashups involve using the vocal channel of one song on another song. One of the channels is usually pitch-shifted or beat-shifted to fit the other song.

In additional, several recurring musical themes or memes are used on the channel:

  • "Meet the Flintstones" is the most used meme by far, with an instantly recognizable melody.
  • "Snow halation" is also extremely prolific with rips using its chorus's melody and vocals.

Medley Rips and Joke Lists Edit

Medley rips, or rips with at least five alterations from the original track, need to have a joke list with a list of jokes in the rip. These joke lists are not about the form of the medley rip (such as "mashup" or "medley change"), but the memes or songs featured in the rip. Most medley rips are melody changes.

To make a joke list, make a table with "Time stamp", "Meme / joke" and "Source" as column headers. Code for a sample table is below:

{|class="article-table"
!Time stamp
!Meme / joke
!Source
|-
|0:00 - 0:01
|"Snow halation"
|Love Live!
|}
Time stamp Meme / joke Source
0:00 - 0:01 "Snow halation" Love Live!

Transcripts and lyrics Edit

A few rips need transcripts or lyrics in addition to a jokes section. A great way to add a transcript is to create another section called "Transcript" or "Lyrics". Since the editing software does not like single line-breaks, <br /> tags will need to be added between each line or lyric.

Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi
Sora kara futte kita mitai
Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo

Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi Sora kara futte kita mitai Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo

Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi<br />
Sora kara futte kita mitai<br />
Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo

Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi
Sora kara futte kita mitai
Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo

Alternatively, lyrics and lines of dialogue can be surrounded by <poem> to eliminate these problems:

<poem>
Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi
Sora kara futte kita mitai
Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo
</poem>

Fushigi da ne ima no kimochi
Sora kara futte kita mitai
Tokubetsu na kisetsu no iro ga tokimeki o miseru yo

If you do not have time to insert a transcript or lyric, place {{Incomplete lyrics}} into the section.

Transcripts Edit

For transcripts, the Dialogue template can help format pieces of dialogue quickly. To use the template, insert {{Dialogue|<Speaker>|<Dialogue>}}, where "speaker" is the character saying something, and "Dialogue" is what they say.

{{Dialogue|The Voice|My Dear Chad}}<br />
{{Dialogue|Chad Warden|'Sup}}

The VoiceMy Dear Chad
Chad Warden'Sup

Just like with lyrics, this template needs linebreaks or <poem> tags to put each line of dialogue on a different line.

For sound effects used in transcripts, surround text with square brackets and italicize the words:

''["Meet the Flintstones" plays in the distance]''

["Meet the Flintstones" plays in the distance]

More information can be found at the template's documentation page.

Dropdowns Edit

Sometimes lyrics and transcripts are too long to fit neatly on a page. To fix this issue, the Dropdown template is used to collapse the transcripts and lyrics.

The syntax for the Dropdown template is:

{{Dropdown|<poem>TEXT</poem>|Header text}}

"TEXT" should be replaced with lyrics or dialogue, and "Header text" is the text displayed at the top of the Dropdown.

For example:

{{Dropdown|<poem>Dialogue / lyrics</poem>|To see the lyrics, click "Expand"!}}
To see the lyrics, click "Expand"!

Dialogue / lyrics


More information can be found at the template's documentation page.

How Categorization Works Edit

On the SiIvaGunner Wikia, categories allow a reader to navigate through the database of rip pages.

The rip template will automatically categorize several things as long as the Rip infobox is filled out correctly:

  • Category:Rips: All rip pages should be about rips, and the template will use this category for every page with the Rip template.
  • A subcategory of Category:Rips by month: the upload date and giivasunner upload date (if they are formatted correctly).
  • A subcategory of Category:Playlists: the given playlist (can only be one).
  • A subcategory of Category:Albums: the given album (can only be one).
  • A subcategory of Category:Rips by author: the given author (can only be one).

However, several other components of a rip page need to be manually categorized, especially if the automatic categorization fails. The main joke of the rip (how its form is different from the source track) is usually categorized first, followed by the memes included in the rip.

To categorize a page, simply add [[Category:X]] onto a page (where "X" is the name of the category), or use the Categories module. These categories should be subcategories of Category:Rips by joke, and in rare cases, Category:Rips by author and Category:Rips by album.

Sometimes, it can be confusing try to tell whether a rip is a certain joke or not. See the section The Joke(s) for more information.

Other Considerations: Linking Edit

Once the rip page is complete, links between rip and other pages should be added.

Articles Edit

Many rips reference other rips, such as with Twin rips.

The list of songs featured in rips, lists of contributions, and other lists may include the rip.

Rips and Albums Edit

See also: Project:Manual of Style#Albums

If a rip was released in an album, it should be linked to under the Track list.

Playlists: References in other rips Edit

See also: Project:Manual of Style#Playlists

If one of the rip's jokes is a melody of another game's track, then a link to the rip should be put under the playlist's References in other rips section.

Other Considerations: Invalid Rip Titles Edit

What Makes a Title Invalid Edit

If a page's title is not a valid title for the wiki, then several things need to be changed. The wiki program will tell you whether a title is invalid when you put it in the box, usually by redirecting you to a page that says "Bad title".

There two common types of invalid titles:

  • Titles with any of the following symbols:
    • Square brackets [ and/or ], such as the subtitles of CCC episodes
    • The pound or "hashtag" symbol #, like #420AnnounceIt"
    • The greater than < or less than > symbols
    • The "pipe" symbol |
    • Curly brackets { or }
    • The underscore _, like _RATS (Meme Machine MKII)
    • ...and some ASCII characters.
  • Titles starting with a lowercase letter - the letter will become uppercase

For a full list of invalid titles, many of which are extremely uncommon, see Manual:Page title on MediaWiki.org.

How to Fix Invalid Titles Edit

When you have a title with an invalid symbol, you must omit the symbol. If the symbol is a square bracket, you can instead replace the square bracket(s) with curved bracket(s). For example, if the title is "Foo [Bar]" you can use "Foo (Bar)" instead.

There is no way to completely fix page titles, but we can fix how the titles are presented. There are three places where titles are shown on a usual rip page:

  1. The top of the page in the title area
  2. At the top of the infobox
  3. As a part of the introductory paragraph

In all cases, the presentation can be fixed by doing the following:

  1. Add {{DISPLAYTITLE:[title]}} to the top of the page (above the infobox code). This will replace the title the page displays to whatever [title] is.
  2. Add the parameter title= to the infobox code. This will replace the text at the top of the infobox with whatever comes after the equals sign =.
  3. Edit the introductory paragraph to remove the old title (sometimes it looks like {{subst:{{PAGENAME}}}} in code) with the title of the rip.

Example page Edit

See this page.

Further reading Edit

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