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We're at a point where Wikia is going to introduce a major new feature, and once again we've got people complaining about it. One of the complaints is familiar: if you're gonna make a major change, it should in the Wiki Features menu so individual wikis can decide if they want it or not.
The reality is that that isn't always the best choice. The "why" will follow in a moment, but first the disclaimer.
If you look at my profile, it recently started saying "Wikia Star". That means a few people saw I was doing some good work and wanted to recognize me for that. What it doesn't mean is I'm going to automatically say yes to everything that Wikia does. Like everyone else, I might have a different idea about how to do something. But I am going to t…Read more >
Hello, Community Central! I also want to promote another Wiki that I work on...the Maximum Ride Wiki!
I'm going to bet that most of you have never heard of Maximum Ride, so I'll give an explanation. (I'm going to try not to spoil the series to the best of my abilities.)
Basically, it's a novel series about six kids—who are known collectively as the Flock— that had their DNA altered at a young age by a lab known as the School. The genetic alterations not only scarred the Flock in physical, emotional, and psychological ways, but it also gave them 2% avian (bird) genes in addition to human DNA. As if being only 98% human wasn't bad enough for them, they also have one other thing to hide from normal humans: actual wings!
Four years before, they'd e…
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Hello, Community Central! A user named Dragonleaf5678 and I have been working together on a new Wiki—a Wiki where you can create anything and (almost) everything!
Ready for it? The Wiki is called...The Fan Creations Wiki!
As we are fairly new, help is much appreciated!
If you find that you have questions, contact Dragonleaf (AKA the founder), and they will help you get started!
(Also credit to Dragonleaf for creating the above logo!)Read more >
Now, unless you've been sitting under a rock for the last month or so, you'll know that Wikia has introduced a few... less then appreciated features. Of course, I'm talking about the subject right now, the Global Navigation, and, moreso the New Article Layout.
Now, of course, both of these have their own supporters, however they are both generally disliked by most of the community. But this has all happened before. Wikia is not going to change it back because a lot of it's editors dislike them. Giving reasons why we don't like them is additionally not going to help. Of course, we must point out these flaws, but it's become apparent why they're not going to change it back. We're not the audiance.
For the sake of this discussion, there are three…Read more >
Some tips and tricks for editing for Game Guides.
- Use simple wikitext or HTML instead of
style. Game Guides does not read style.
- Tables with more than 2 columns will not have borders.
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- Use simple wikitext or HTML instead of
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A wiki that has only one recurring user, with is me. A wiki that has six users and hasn't been edited for a week, except perhaps me. A wiki that has been gathering dust. Call it the Rail Rush wiki.
I took over this wiki some time ago, and overall my time as bureaucrat of it has been disappointing. I created pages for all the heroes and all the worlds. I created a new survivor-style contest. I worked to spread publicity of it, mentioning it in chat to the point of cracking jokes comparing the wiki to ghost towns. Still no regular contributors. It isn't even in the top 5000 wikis by WAM score.
Could it be that Rail Rush is simply past its experation date? Could it be that this wiki is simply ignored due to the game it is tied with …Read more >
Awesome Inc. Wiki! Read more >
Now, of course, there have been many blog posts, notably by local admins and wikia staff on what makes a good admin, and what criteria there are to chose a good one. However, this is of course in light of the usual encyclopedia wiki, which generally have topics with a limt; i. e. a wiki about a TV show can only have so many pages before building of the wiki is mostly done.
Now, under these wikis, an admin is kind of like the person running the place. Check for or respond to reported vandilism, go through the Admin Dashboard to check everything every once and awhile, make sure discussions are controled. Of course, an Admin is an integrated part of the community, but still, they more watch over it. Note this paragraph is a very dumbed down on…Read more >
I want you to check out my wiki, International rp Wiki, It is a wiki devoted to rping if you like to rp. You can mkae up your own characters to RP with or just use characters from your favorite TV show movie or book, check it out nowRead more >