Are you an admin on a wiki and come across recurring IP address vandals with slightly different addresses each time? There's a neat less-known type of block known as a Range Block. It is a powerful tool and can be used by any administrator on a wiki, only if the vandal's IP addresses are known. If misused it can wreak havoc on a wiki, so it should be used wisely after necessary checks have been made.
Let's say there's an IP address called 18.104.22.168 and they vandalise your wiki. So you revert their changes and block them, as usual. However, a few minutes later another IP vandal appears called 22.214.171.124 and they do similar vandalism as the first. You're almost certain they're the same individual since the behaviour and address is so s…
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A little while ago, it was announced that Achievements was being deprecated. Achievements will still be supported, but it will require intervention from Staff to install or uninstall, and development on it has stopped. We do not know for how long this extension will still be supported.
Reading between the lines, I think achievements will become officially unsupported at some point within a few years. This is a major issue. Many smaller wikis rely on achievements as an incentive to get new users and maintain them. That got me thinking: "if achievements is officially abandoned, what other means do we have to maintain a user population and gain new users?". Here are some ideas I've had to maintain a user population with achievements on its las…Read more >
If you see this, you probably have a wiki. You are unsure what to do.
To-Do lists can be useful for this, but what stuff to add to a Wiki to-do list?
- Add categories to uncategorized pages.
- Add missing info on pages.
- Removing outdated info and replacing it with in-date info.
- Check Special:WikiActivity (On the wiki you are admin of) every now and then.
- Browse through the history of recently edited pages (To check for users who have been acting up.)
- View the wiki's insights. This should let you know what you need to change and edit.
- If the wiki has a chat, you can moderate it. (Which brings me to our next list)
- Moderate the chat.... That's about all Chat Mods do.
To-Do lists can be useful if you are doing them right. Take this blog as a note, whether y…
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Just created a duplicate file on the Gate thus the jsdf fought there Wiki. I wrote the Admin thus:
Sorry for the duplicate pic http://gate-thus-the-jsdf-fought-there.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Images?file=Kuribayashi_fighting_the_monster_Kucy_in_Light_Novel_Volume_7_Chapter_1.png the same image was posted by Tomtheman99 with little info here http://gate-thus-the-jsdf-fought-there.wikia.com/wiki/File:047.jpg earlier. The new Wiki controls are a bitch! and I couldn't use the existing photo, nor coud I erase the duplicate (I hope one of you admins has full Beaurocrat powers to remove inappropriate articles and pics) so I used my download in a post.
By the way if you add a pic on the admin page you have more options and can add other Copyright opti…Read more >
Hi, I'm Megy Teckhonia -- adoptive founder of the To Heart Wiki since March 27, 2017. For about nearly 4 years since the wiki was founded by the Fandom user GIR556 on November 25, 2013, but as of 2014 it was inactive. Right now, we have aren't enough editors (four active editors) and admins (we only have two -- me and Gensomura) here since the wiki's inactivity. So we need more editors that are got into the To Heart, a visual novel and anime.
While we still having some finishing touches to our wiki, we are still having more content to add on the said wiki such as:
- Wiki guidelines
- Character infoboxes for character pages
- Episode pages
- Revamped Main Page
- Community Portal
- Wiki background
- Song pages (the songs used for the openings and ending in To Heart fra…
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A man walks up to the main gate of Kirtland Air Force Base. He tells the guard, "I'm here. Make me a general." Even if the guard happened to have the authority to promote someone to that high a rank, is it a good idea for the guard to immediately say, "Sure, why not?"
No, obviously it's not. It's a bad idea for a military base and it's also a bad idea for a wiki. Though a wiki should be a community where people feel welcome rather than something more rigidly-run like a military organization or a government, when it comes to granting user rights, the same concepts apply.
In order to become a General in the Air Force, you first have to enlist in that service. You start at a low rank and over time, you work your way up and receive promotions in…Read more >
This is a concept some people have thrown around. It would be a way to bring in new admin or keep really good admin in power. I just want peoples opinions on if we should be able to have term limits, which at the end of these terms, there would be a reelection of an admin, and if an admin is voted out, then a new admin will be voted in. This is just an opinion vote, and does not have binding effects. The options to vote on are:
- All admin, including bcrat must have a term, and can't be reelected after the term for a certain period of time.
- All admin have a term that they are free from demotions or recalls, but when the term ends they must be reelected. They can be reelected as many times as they want.
- Admin do not have terms, but a vote can be…
Here is a list of admin messages you can use for your wiki. If there is a message that you want on this post, feel free to add it.
Your edit was marked as vandalism, so it was undone. Spam or vandalism of any kind is prohibited by the wiki's rules. Please read the rules for proper use of . Please edit your avatar from your profile masthead, and contact the banning admin on Community Central to lift the ban.Read more >
The majority of Wikia wikis have strong character coverage. This is well shown by the prominent character portals with colorful little cards going to the popular or prominent characters or content of the wiki's subject. These character portals are usually done using a template many are familiar with despite its broken status in the mobile view. This makes the content inaccessible to half the wiki's readership who may not see the content or any content at all because it lacks portability. Why is the code flawed and how could it be done better so that it works for mobile readers too?
This is (but not for long, hopefully) done usually using customised yet minimal variations of a table-based template commonly known as . This template has multipl…
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In place of the Dik-dik of the day I have decided to create an introductory crash course on the wonderful world of wiki-text (wikitext?). Below are several of the most common things you will encounter while editing as well as sample code to show they are used.
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