Gadgets is a wiki extension that has to be enabled by request on wikis here on Wikia, but in my opinion, it should be a default option for all wikis, because the sheer amount of things it can do can be invaluable for all wiki founders and administrators.
One of the most useful Gadgets ever created (and can be found on Wikipedia) is the References Tooltips gadget, which allows the user to see a hovering tooltip that displays a reference/citation in a pop up window when a user rolls their mouse over the reference, instead of forcing the user to scroll to go to the…Read more >
I was wondering if there was any way to code in a little option into the uploading screen for images. Since the WWII Wiki has a special category called the Image Archive and it includes all photos taken during the war, is there anyway to add a little checkmark button when uploading an image so that you can automatically put the image into the archive without having to open up each file page individually. This would be of great help so that admins like myself don't have to check off hundreds of photos. Thanks in advance! 04:28,6/5/2013 04:28, June 5, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
Let me start by introducing a little bit about myself. I am the founder and admin of a few electronic trading card games wikis. The wikis I'm in are a bit different to the typical wikis as most of our pages are made up of information of in game cards, so most of our content pages are short and less than 300 bytes and we deal with a lot more data and numbers. It's sort of a different breed of wiki as most of the contributors are contributing by posting card stats and details instead of writing articles.
As we deal with lots of numbers and data, having semantic mediawiki installed on the wiki helps a lot is sorting out the data by sorting out the best cards by creating sortable card tables (example) to compare cards. Also because …Read more >
Hi, guys, so... I'm the administrator at the Adele Wiki, and I have a track listing template that is used for the album articles, and Wikipedia's track listing templates have a [show] / [hide] option on theirs for any of the bonus track editions / non-standard editions. For an example, please go here. Anyways, there is a track listing template on the Wiki, but the [show] / [hide] track lists that are attached to the standard one only open halfway. For example, please go here. Anyways, I know it's confusing, but I've even tried copying the regular template from Wikipedia to my article and it won't copy the show / hide option. How do I get this so it looks like the track listing templates on the Wikipedia articles? Thank you so much! =)
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I was just wondering where exactly can one view the WAM score for each individual wiki? What I mean is for every wiki, not just the top five in the hubs. 00:31,3/30/2013 00:31, March 30, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
Hello. I am Yokai. I am Slender Man's daughter. Father teaches me how to hide in the trees and stalk children. Father says that some day I could be just like him. Well, my father is calling me so...bye.
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Does the list for the Top 10 Lifestyle Wikis in the Lifestyle hub ever get refreshed with new wikis? If so I was just wondering how does one get qualified for the list. I know for a fact that my wiki, the WWII Wiki has at least matched in community activeness with the 7th place wiki and has far exceeded its page count. Is there any request that you have to send to staff to see if you qualify or how does that work? 01:51,1/2/2013 01:51, January 2, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
With any good wiki, the thing that sets it apart the most from all other wikis (besides the content, of course) is its color scheme.
A color scheme is the first thing anyone notices when they visit your wiki. It subliminally sends a signal to the reader about the wiki. The tone, the topic, etc.
Generally different colors send different tones. A good tip to try and give your wiki less of a tone based look is to use a more varied color scheme. If your wiki is just monochrome then it tends to just send out one tone, while a multiple color, color scheme gives your wiki more of a sophisticated look.
For example a wiki with these as its color scheme, wouldn't come off as too impressive.
However a wiki with a color scheme like this would look a bit m…
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Any discussion of copyright on the internet usually comes around to the subject of fair use. Some people (usually the owners of the copyright) conveniently forget that fair use exists, or tend to ignore it completely. Other people (usually avid reusers of copyrighted material) attempt to invoke "fair use" as a magic word that excuses any and all appropriation of content. The truth about fair use falls somewhere in the middle of these two extremes.
Fair use is a limitation of copyright law that allows the public to freely use portions of a copyrighted work in certain situations. The internet as we understand it today would not be possible without the doctrine of fair use, and it is an important check on the reach of copyright. However, fair …Read more >
I just recently became an admin at the wiki Lollipop Chainsaw, and I have always been interested in something. I want to edit pages to "activate comment sections" and since I'm a bit new at this I don't know how to do some stuff. I also want to know other privelages or power admins have.
I already know:
- You can edit or delete pages
- You can edit or delete comments
- You can block or ban someone
- You can edit a user's wiki rights (as in turning someone into an admin)
Is there anyone who can help me?Read more >