Here's some sites that came close to being called to the "Worst"...
Page: Sailor Moon's Manga Homepage|
Creator: Carol and Sally
Nominated by: LadyWren
Lady Wren nominated this page because she said its profiles
copy word for word from her own profiles. Open new window, and
let's compare... Lets pick mmm Jupiter...
"The fourth sailor to be found by Luna, Kino Makoto has a bit of a dual
nature. On one side, she could be considered a tomboy. As Sailor
Jupiter, she is the most physically powerful of the inner senshi, agressive
and impulsive, quick to anger..."
Carol, the one responsible for the profiles, says:
"The fourth sailor to be found by Luna, Makoto is in many ways a
tomboy. She is the practical minded Sailor Senshi. She is the most
physically powerful of the inner senshi and impulsive, tending to attack
first and ask questions later..."
That's pretty close, some changes, but essentially the same.
After looking through a few of the others I feel Wren's accusations are
correct, however, Carol and Sally do paraphrase, alter and add to a lot
of Wren's stuff. Therefore, if they credited Wren for helping and gave
her a link and don't think there would be much of a problem in this
case. As for the rest of their page, well the index doesn't take to long
to load and isn't the most beautiful thing in the world, but it works.
However, it makes me wonder if they are qualified to give the HTML help
they offer. The profiles are on one long scrolling page which they
should seperate up into individual HTMLs. They also use some
text colors which are hard to read against a black background.
The image galleries are also take a damn long time to load, but this
This page essentially has two sections, an image gallery and a character
page (note: a page, all of them are on one l-o-n-g page). The image
gallary is filled with large images that have been resized using the width
and height tag. How many times do we have to say that this is not
thumbnailing? It takes just as long to load these as it normally would.
The character pages off a brief description that is pretty accurate and then
the usual stats. This page wouldn't be half bad if they thumbnailed the
images and split the character profiles up into seperate files.
Paraphrasing profiles is still plagiarism. But even with this paraphrasing,
the owners still can't figure out that using Japanese names and calling
the sailors 'scouts' is a no-no. Image gallery? Did I wait that long? Yeah
What can I say? Stealing text from someone is even worse than
stealing pics! BE ORIGINAL!! Don't leech off other pages!
Page: Sailor Senshi's Campus|
Nominated by: WhiteCat and Squeaker
[Pulls out guitar and drum machine] Loading, loading, loading...
Wow, broken pics, big pics, lots of pics! [Hits the stop button before
it's too late!] What's this? "Warning heavy on Graphics." Now she
tells me! Oh there's a shortened version, let's take that one. The
shortened version loads a wee bit better, but is still really long. Yes!
My favorite pet peeve, hard to read text! Plus, she is an image thief...
The broken pics are direct linked, no wonder they are broken... The
links page uses the Everchanging Sailormoon Gateway's backgound!
With a direct link! AGGG! I bet she steals from a lot more sites, but
it takes so long to load I can't wait long enough to view the page sources.
I only reconize that one. As for info, I couldn't even find where the info
pages are located. This could easily make "Worst of the Month" if we
hadn't already found one for this month.
Augh! I had to do the old highlighting the text to read the words because
the background bites routine. The page is filled with images, thus making
it slow loading. Character pages are nothing more then the usual stats
thing. I'm curious as to why you would use an animated .gif of a tomato or
skiier as a link on a Sailor Moon page. There is also a good amount of image
stealing by directly linking to other sites. (Which could account for all
the broken image link, no?)
Not only does this have a shitty setup with a million graphics linked from
Geocities pages, extra large size as well, it's nothing new. Plus if you
take a peek at the links page, the background looks oddly familiar... And
taken without an ounce of credit too. The character info, aside from the
scouts, is primarily correct, but only because it's obviously taken directly
from Hitoshi Doi's page. The quote from Sailormoon coincides exactly
with the one from Doi's page. Some other stuff is wrong though, like
Uranus's talisman being Space Sword Buster or whatever it says. I'm
glad that the owner has all this permission from all these pages to use
these pics, but I'd at least ask him to make sure his links are working
properly... Or not, it sure helped with the page loading since most of
the pics were broken.
You have to love this: "All text and information on this "Sailor Senshi's
Campus" is copyrighted by Jade. Any content that you wish to take
and/or use of hers MUST have Jade permission first." I have to ask
permission to take a pic you direct linked off someone else's page?
Maybe I should ask them first. You think? As for information, like
CereCere, I couldn't find any. Maybe it was because I couldn't read it,
or maybe it was because I didn't want to wait for all the Bandwidth
sucking direct links to load up. However, I think there really wasn't
any to find.
Page: A Moon Star is Born|
Creator: Guardian Ivy
Nominated by: Uranus
Oh gee, another "Enter Your Name" JAVA window. Oh, how I hate these.
It's so annoying when you're trying to navigate around a page when you
have to face that every single time you return to the index page!
[Pulls out Big Band Orchestra and a mic] Loading, Loading, Loading...
(In honor of 'Old-Blue Eyes'... may he rest in peace...)
I did it my w...[ahem!]
Well let's see what we have here.
Wow, might have to sing the scrolling song too... This appears to be
yet another SM online fanclub called "The Crystal Court."
[scroll some more] There are also some regular
'combo-page-type' thingies here. She at least admits to not
knowing a lot about certain characters, like the Starlights,
and doesn't try to do too much with them. On the other pages,
the old fandub names are used. Sorry, those aren't even close to what
might be used if Dic dubs SMS. The backgrounds in the profiles
also make it hard to read. The animated gifs of the transformations are a nice
touch, but did she made them or did she get them from somewhere?
Also the links back to the index are kinda hidden by using the character's
attack names as a link. The rest of the content are mainly galleries with
images you can find easily anywhere.
Whoa! Where are my sunglasses? I'm going to go blind looking at this
trippy background with lime green text! The backgrounds don't improve as
you progress into the page. Having detailed pictures, or pictures that have
both light and dark on them do not make good backgrounds. The friendliest
page on the eyes at this site with the Mercury page... and that's because it
didn't have a background.
Um... One. Background- weird. Two. Java. Three. Why on earth
would you put your fanclub with lotsa buttons before your actual
info? Seriously, how many of us actually care about anyone's
fanclubs? Four. ChibiChibi (besides not being 400) and the Starlights
aren't Outer Senshi. Five. Fandub attack names and scout names-
I don't think so. Six. Other misc. bad info consisting of mixings,
flat out made-up stuff, and fandub ideas. Seven. Stolen graphics
smashed together on single pages. Eight. Lousy set-ups.
Nine. I have some distinct suspicions that the villains page formats
are taken from other pages but slightly modified.
A background that makes you think you're on an acid trip! F-r-e-a-k-y!
It's ok though, it has been setup so that you can still
make most of the text out. Another SM fan club page...
These have to be the most useless...(ahem) This page is an example of
what we talk about on our index page. You have to wait a long time
for it to load, and when it finally does you find it's the same
old thing you can find on at least 1000 other sites.
Page: Sailor Ceara's Sailor Moon site|
Creator: Sailor Ceara
Nominated by: Usa
[Pulls out 100 piece orchestra and a military marching band]
LOADING, LOADING, LOADING... Coming soon to CD, CereCere's
OW!!! [Gets whipped by Ves for shameless plug] When is
this ever going to load? You know, if you ever consider making your
own SM Web page review site, make sure you have a damn fast
modem... I have a 33,600, I'm not on during peak hours, and it still
takes forever! Wow, it's finally done. Lots, of pics, a MIDI, lots of
scrolling, everything you would expect on a long loading page. Remove
some of the pics and move some of the stuff to seperate HTMLs. For
example, there is no need of all those links on your main page,
plus 4 link exchanges?!?!?! ACK! The same with the character
pages, divide them up! Then you won't need that "*This page may
take a while to load so please be patient.*(^_~)*" message.
If you make it past the index page without crashing, more power to you. The
links to the character pages are near the bottom, but to get there you have
to get past a gauntlet of link exchange banners, cyber pets, which is
interspersed with text. The character pages don't show much of an
improvement except they lack many of the pictures. Most of the information
is just out there beyond any planets the outer senshi hail from. To quote
one of the stats for Michiru: "Parents: None." I never knew she was a pod
Great, we have another slow loading page filled with unnecessary garbage.
The owner of this page is one of those people who likes putting all this 'vote
for me' stuff before her actual page content. OKAY, WHAT THE HELL?
This page is a PERFECT example of why fandubs should be shot- this page
takes the fandub names and attacks and acts like they are FACT. Not only
that, but for some reason, many 'new facts' are invented about the senshi/scouts.
For instance, she says that Setsuna's favorite animal is the snake and her
father's the God of time; that Jupiter Thunder Crash can be Jupiter Thunder
Crush; that the senshi/scouts have not only favorite flowers, but new school
uniforms, favorite animals, new best friends, new histories, new living
conditions, and new parental info, all of which was never revealed in the
first place. Oh yeah, apparently there's some new season of SM I've
never heard of called Super Stars.
Whoa, this is a nasty page for downloading! It takes forever!
No thanks, I don't want to adopt a "bikki." I've never seen a page
with so much junk! People, PLEASE, for the love of God, use
only one web ring, one rating system, one link exchange, and
one banner!! This page has two rating systems, countless link
banners,four link exchanges, one MIDI, several large pics, and a
Bikki! What the hell is a BIKKI!!?? I'm sorry if I sound a little
nasty about this, but I have a 14.4 modem and I doubt this
thing would load in under 30 seconds on a cable modem!
Also I have to scroll all the way past that junk before I
actually get to anything of valve on this page, namely the links
to the other sections. It's also been a while since I've seen a
page with the old Dic-Japanese mix-ups and merging of
information. I have nothing against Dic pages, but don't talk
about SMS and SMSS when Dic hasn't dubbed them if you use
Dic info! If the past history has shown anything, Dic will totally alter the
names of attacks and so on, so leave it off! You will save yourself
trouble in the long run.