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Adoption requests The Suffering Wiki

What is your username? Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D.


Please link to the wiki here: http://thesuffering.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page


How many edits have you made on that wiki? I had to go back and count, lol. 28 page edits, 2 page creations, a few on my profile, and a few messages in the forum. So, technically over 30 (my page says 50, though), but as far as the encyclopedia part, 30.


How many days/months have you been editing there? A little over three months.


On the Special Pages → Special:ListUsers when was the last time an admin edited, and who was it? I was unable to find the "special pages" page or link, but it seems the founder is the only admin and he only worked on the wiki for about a week after he created it back in October of 2007. Since I have been editing, I have seen very few edits done by any non-anonymous users.

Edit: Founder *TheDevilMayCry* 23:23, October 12, 2007

Any other information: I have long been a fan of the game series The Suffering. In the past, I have visited the wiki page in question. Several months ago I noticed a typo on a page that I decided to fix. Then it got me looking at several more pages that needed work. Which urged me to make an account and start editing the wiki. Since then, I have been pretty much the primary editor. I figured, with it's inactivity and with my knowledge of the game and attention to detail, I may be a nice fit as administrator there. Thanks for your time. Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D. (talk) 19:55, December 1, 2013 (UTC)

Unofficial response: (Please wait for an official response by a staff member)
Haya! The wiki is eligible, so keep editing during this process, which should take about 7 to 10 days depending on how the weekends fall. Meanwhile, their is a modest amount of activity by anon and registered users. Even though only Registered can be Admins and thus adopt, you would best be served by starting a Forum or Blog to announce your intentions to adopt and allow a week(about time the request process takes, see how well that works out?) for any comments, if there is to be any. Good Luck! --Love Robin (talk) 20:44, December 1, 2013 (UTC)
A vast majority of the activity of registered users since I joined the site is by me. The last few edits by a registered user besides me was 3 months ago by a user named Cato on the 2nd and 3rd of September. Aside from that, there has been no other registered users. A few of the anonymous edits were reversions of vandalism and erroneous edits I took care of using my mobile device on which I was not logged in on at the time. Much of the activity of anonymous users are Russian vandals and other stuff I've had to revert. As I said, since my arrival, I have been the primary editor. I meant this in the context of legitimate edits of course.
As your suggestion of how I would be best served, I read that suggestion on the boards a few months ago and started a post in the forums of the wiki. That post has gone unanswered so I already know how that works out. To be quite honest, if there was any active, legitimate participation by others on the wiki, I would not be attempting to adopt it.Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D. (talk) 02:08, December 2, 2013 (UTC)
Unofficial response: (Please wait for an official response by a staff member)
Hello, you haven't edited the wiki since December 1 and in the months before that you only made a few edits. One of the guidelines to adopt a wiki is to edit regularly, so if you're still interested in adopting the wiki, I recommend you to edit a bit more. Good luck! UltravoX (talk) 15:51, December 6, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the response. Unfortunately, you are right. I haven't been able to get online much in the past few days since I posted the adoption request as my job has gotten rather demanding and this time of year is bereft of free time due to family interactions. Although, I'm curious as what you meant by "only made a few edits." In the past 3 and a half months, I have made 40 some edits only counting edits to articles and not forum posts/responses, posts to others pages, and to my own profile. In percentages, I have made 78% of the edits on the wiki. Over 90% if you only count registered users (considered it gets a lot of vandalism). While it may not be as often as you or I would like, it is far more than anyone else.
When I first considered adoption it was because of the scarce activity on the wiki. I will be the first to tell you that I will not be able to edit every single day. As I said before, my job has me fairly busy right now and it happens often. When I have the free time to spare, I tend the wiki. Sometimes I may be able to spend several hours a day for weeks. Sometimes I may not be able to even log on for a while. (I was actually looking forward to getting on here tomorrow as there are several pages I have been itching to revamp.)
Furthermore, I specifically looked at the rules for adoption. It never gave an amount of edits I had to do per week. And it's painstakingly obvious that you don't have to be active to actually administrate since the only admin hasn't been active since a week after he started it.
I completely understand Wikia's desire that good active members administrate the individual Wikis. It's a great idea. However, at the present time for The Suffering Wiki, there is no one else. If there were someone better than I, I would gladly step aside. We all know that with video game wikis, it usually takes a fan-boy/girl to run them. Someone who is passionate about the game. Unfortunately, even though many people still enjoy The Suffering thoroughly, VERY few are into it as I am. It's a pretty old game and has very few hardcore fans left. If I don't adopt, the wiki will go on without an admin. Basically this: What the wiki has now for an admin is nothing. While I am nowhere near the best admin, I am infinitely better than what it has and the Wiki would absolutely benefit from it.Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D. (talk) 04:23, December 7, 2013 (UTC) *edited for sleepy-time typos*
Unofficial response: (Please wait for an official response by a staff member)
All you need to do is during the time this request is being processed do a few edits everyday or so. Doesn't have to be a lot each time, it is just the *frequency* Staff needs to see, to show your investment in the wiki *currently*. It really is not hard to do.
As for your making anon edits while not-logged in, we non-staff have no way of knowing, so we can only comment on what we *can* see…
Keep in mind the above advice is from a couple of individuals experienced with the Adoption process having gone through it a few times each. We've had Requests placed On Hold for additional weeks, and care enough to share our experiences to see you avoid that extension. Not saying *this* request will end up on hold, we're not Staff after all.
However this shakes out, Good Luck. --Love Robin (talk) 05:48, December 7, 2013 (UTC)
I would love to be able to edit every day from now until the wiki is perfect in every way. However, at this time I am not able to be on every day. I'm sure some can be, but my job/life. As I said before, some months I'll be able to be on every day. Others, like right now, I won't. I do appreciate everyone's input, but I already understand that devotion is desired and I am devoted to the wiki. However, I just don't have the free time that a lot of others do. Based on this and on what you all have said, I see that I may not be able to adopt. Though, if it was done on a case by case basis, staff would be able to see that the wiki has had no other registered editors other than I for a while, and I have been the most dedicated and steady editor for quite some time. At risk of sounding arrogant (which is not my intentions though it seems to happen all to often), the vast majority of significant and positive edits in the past several months are all due to me. If it was a case of "Who is the best for the job?" the answer would be simple. Unfortunately, going by what has been told to me so far, it looks like the wiki may go adminless. Pity.Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D. (talk) 04:21, December 12, 2013 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks for starting to edit the wiki again; we do look for current interest in the wiki as displayed by current editing as part of the adoption criteria. I've given you admin and bureaucrat rights. Good luck with the wiki! -- Wendy (talk)@Wikia 04:39, December 13, 2013 (UTC)
Wow, thanks. That was unexpected. However, much appreciated. I will do my best to use the administratorship to the best of my abilities. Thanks again. Dr. Quincy Lancelot Killjoy, M.D., Psy.D. (talk) 07:17, December 13, 2013 (UTC)

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