Thank you for visiting this community. This site is constantly growing and needs your help to get it where it needs to be: creating content, adding pictures and info, providing true measurement information, and sharing your opinions and reviews of items.
Please stick around and contribute to our growing community. Following is a guide on getting started:
First: Create an Account
In the left hand navigation, underneath the login boxes is a link to create a new account (or just click on this link). You can choose to upload content anonymously but posts will go into a moderation queue and you won't be able to edit your own entries.
Second: Search for the Item
Creating your own content is easy- but before you decide to add that special item of yours to the database, make sure you search for the item you want to add to see if it already has an entry. We don't want to have duplicate entries as it will dilute the results of the database. Our search function works pretty well so please try it out!
Third: Create Content
Now, it's time to create your content. Just click the link that says "create content" in the left hand panel (or click here). Click on the "apparel" link and you will be greeted by a form. Now, start plugging away!
Below are the posting guidelines when creating your content.
Titles: For Title fields, capitalize the first letters in words that aren't a, and, or, in, of, or the.
Titles+: Use JSK and OP instead of "jumper skirt," "wanpisu," or "dress." This keeps records looking neat and uniform, and easier to navigate in the search. Alternate titles can be added to the Other Notes field.
Japanese Title If the Japanese name of the item is available please insert it here.
Sizes If an item comes in multiple sizes you only need to create one entry for it. You can add additional sizing info in the fields, for example: S 78 // M 85 // L 92 // LL 99.
Teaser thumbnails: You don't have to upload a teaser image separately. The site periodically rebuilds thumbnails based on the first image in the gallery. The first image should be the front of the garment when available. If it's not the first one listed in the gallery, Edit the content and drag the appropriate image to the top of the gallery list.
Colorways: If you're torn on colorways go for the most basic or obvious color. It's OK to leave some information out if you're not certain. MaruiOne's site has less complicated apparel information for newer items if you need more guidance.
Tags: If you don't have all the information on a garment, you can put the "partial" tag on the record. This isn't necessary for items that have images and sizing info but lack washing instructions, and you may use this tag at your own discretion. Tagging should be used for words that don't appear anywhere else in the body of the record (so you wouldn't need a tag for "skirt" or "pink" or "Victorian Maiden") but are pertinent searching information, such as "fruits" for fruit themed clothing.
HTML Formatting: Owner Notes and Other Features fields are configured to create paragraph and line breaks by adding several blank lines. You can modify the Input Format to use full HTML for breaks if needed.
Sizes: For garments with multiple sizing information, please create one record for the garment and include all sizing information in the Other Notes field.
Example: Here is an example of a perfectly formed entry: http://lolibrary.org/node/1646. Details are checked off, colors marked off, and the alternate title is included in a separate field.
Following these guidelines will help us get your post approved more quickly so please try to utilize them whenever possible. If you're ready to start editing other entries, please send soniabunny a note via private messaging with an example of an entry you've created that follows these guidelines. We'll upgrade your account status so you can start editing existing entries. Thank you!