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I'm curious to hear what you are doing to keep your wiki active in the middle of the summer? Do you find that you have more activity in the summer or school year/rest of the year? Share what you are working on, how you keep your wiki busy and don't forget to link your wiki! --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 18:10, July 26, 2011 (UTC)


I'm working on wiki projects which seem to have been left behind--Tama63 18:13, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

What kind of projects? --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 19:11, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I kinda left a bit of css their are a few admin idea which were approved by the community but never got done.I have also begun updating my global userpage--Tama63 19:26, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Tama63, wow! Your userpage is fantastic! Well done. You might want to share some of your tricks to all the blog posts you've been sharing in Blog:Admin Topics. ;) Just an idea. --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:22, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
(hapy b-day)Yeah I might write one about your global userpage(thanks for the idea) also like what I did to Category:Admin Topics?--Tama63 16:16, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
I made it now look at User blog:Tama63/Userpages - Your story at one glance--Tama63 17:37, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
another wiki project done get a second spotlightTama63 18:50, July 28, 2011 (UTC)
Tama63, I have seen your Category:Admin Topics and I am sorry it's taken me a minute to reply -- you did such a great job, I wanted to figure out if and how we can implement something like that. At the moment we are still building out F/A so you will see you more changes over the coming months. Your ideas are great -- and super helpful for me to see what you are thinking/want in that area. The icons you used are so great! We have an inhouse design team that takes care of those sort of visual jobbys ;) but I was really impressed with how hard you worked. Thanks for being such an active member here. --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 22:48, July 28, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks ;)--Tama63 16:48, July 29, 2011 (UTC)
I think im going to test new features, edit (a lot!), edit the forums, and basically just stay in wikia! TheBen10Mazter (Talk -Blog -Contribs) 19:18, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Ben, that's great. Are there certain features you are more interested in than others? And do you plan on sharing your findings? Also, I like hearing you'll be editing the forums -- I hope F/A Forum is part of that. ;) --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:22, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I think i would be enjoying the new admin dash board and enjoying chat a lot! Along with the new profile design. I will definetly share my findings. If you check my contributions, you'll see a lot of my contributions are in the forums and staff blogs. TheBen10Mazter (Talk -Blog -Contribs) 20:25, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
I have seen your comments and threads for sure. They're great. I think what's also great about the User Blogs:Admin Topics area is that it's a contained resource for new users to find easily. But keep up the good work with being so active on Community and here. ;) --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:41, July 26, 2011 (UTC)
Speaking of admin blog topics, i recently made a blog post called chatmoderator, its really helpful check it out. Here's a link- http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:TheBen10Mazter/Chatmoderator. Could you please comment on it at the blog? Thanks! TheBen10Mazter (Talk -Blog -Contribs) 20:52, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

At Bleach Wiki, we are lacking in some regular contributors so we put in a spotlight request to hopefully get some new people interested in editing the wiki. I have taken to working on some of our older articles. I found many of the character pages that only appeared for a small amount of time are poorly written and contain next to no references so I will be working to improve those as well as recruiting some members from other sites that are Bleach fans.--GodPray  20:28,7/26/2011 

GodisMe, I like the idea of reaching outside of Wikia to other fan sites (without spamming obviously ;). Interested to hear how it goes. Good luck, I am sure you'll be successful. --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:41, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

Im not a big fan of bleach but its great that your trying to get new editors! TheBen10Mazter (Talk -Blog -Contribs) 20:29, July 26, 2011 (UTC)


I personally am working on expanding the dungeon articles on Pokémon Wiki. Although there are a lot of dungeons, having played the game, it'll be easier. And for expanding the userbase, I've been writing blogs about what is new and what they can do to get more involved in the community. I've written blogs on Special:Chat and the IRC and blogs about what's new on the wiki, much like the blogs seen here at Community Central. I've also made new userboxes for the users to place on their userpages. --zzi 15:48, July 27, 2011 (UTC)

Jäzzi, wow! You are doing a lot of great work. Especially love the post on userboxes. You should consider making a blog post on userboxes for User Blog: Admin Topics when you have time. Huge wealth of info and guidance there! Nicely done. --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:50, July 27, 2011 (UTC)

My wiki is ust a baby compared to Bleach Wiki... just few pages and having only one editor; me. I am going at a good pace, though, 14 good pages in 2 days. ;) – Natsu · (talkAvatar Answers) 15:52, July 27, 2011 (UTC)


Well, on this wiki, we have a spotlight running right now. I have never had to deal with so much vandalism before. In the two days, I have had to block four IPs and one user, compared to the blocking one IP before. Although it is not keeping the community active (which is pretty much me), on this wiki I have been experimenting with CSS. —This unsigned comment is by DaRanger (wallcontribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

DaRanger, I am sorry to hear about the vandalism. Sadly, that happens -- but it sounds like you are on top of it. Plus it sounds like you are sharpening your skills too! Tak wiki looks really great! --Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 20:50, July 27, 2011 (UTC)

India?

If you are in India....summer vacations start at April and end by June!......but I had a great time (nearly 9-10 hrs a day on the wiki!)....but on OP wiki...there's never a lack of users......once you are a part of our community you are literally 'hooked to it'!....so we still have a lot of regulars(About 30 users come every day)......but I now can't maintain the 10 hr on wiki time...but still manage to make it upto 3-4 hrs everyday though:)Roranoa zoro Talk|||16:20,7/27/2011

Ahh, that's right -- I forget that summer for the US isn't always summer everywhere else! Thank you for pointing that out. ;) Wow, OP wiki really has a nice layout I like that you have a lot of info boxes with, you guessed it...lots of info! Really well done. You may want to consider posting a blog in User Blog:Admin Topics about how to and why you organized it that way. ;) Just a thought! It must feel good to have such a vibrant community.--Meighan WikiaStaff.png (help forum | blog) 21:31, July 27, 2011 (UTC)
Yo!..really appreciate the post above:)--Roranoa zoro Talk|||16:41,7/29/2011
Ahh, I am awaiting the next vacations too. :P Roranoa: I enjoyed May, there is little to no time to edit now. :( – Natsu · (talkAvatar Answers) 17:24, July 29, 2011 (UTC)

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