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Over the last month, wikiA has clarified itself as a social media site and distancing itself away from wiki(a)farm business (wants be more like facebook than wikipedia). A few weeks ago, I messaged a wikiA employee about trolling. She and another wikiA employee replied that they considered that this behaviour is acceptable within wikiA. Presumingly, more edits helps wikiA appear more in Google searches. wikiA's motto seems to be "the bigger the better" and why they encourage creating new wikiAs.
I fully understand that wikiA is a business and needs to create a user-base to generate an income. But "communities" (social media activities) just exposes the worse of human behavior. My observations of community activities on wikiA is admins block…Read more >
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 >
Greetings fellow Wikians, I have found out that there seems to be some technical difficulties with the chat feature as of late. The crash was suppressed a few months ago, but somehow the chat crash has returned. Many wiki's chat have been crashing in the last day, and some users were experiencing some unfamiliar things going on in the chat. Some regular chat users see some users that they have never seen before. Some users also get sent to another chat, and that chat does not match the URL. It can annoy many users, as they might have to refresh multiple times, but do not worry, because I am sure that the engineers are working on the solution to the problem soon. Here is the list of glitches:
- People seeing random users in chat. Example: This ra…
I see some admins on wikis, when a user is supposed to be infinitely blocked, instead giving out a 1 year block, or something else, because they don't know how to block users for INFINITE. Today, I will tell you guys how to give users infinite blocks.
All you have to do is, on the block user screen, in the "Expiry:" section, choose "Other time:", and in the box, type infinite, or indefinite. Then, click "Block this user".Read more >
Where did Benjen go? The Most Interesting Man in the World, Archer, Ron Burgundy and even Tyrion Lannister have pondered the question "where do whores go?" We assume the answer must be #WhoreIsland, and we think Benjen Stark, the missing uncle to the Stark kids on Game of Thrones (and a TOTAL warrior dude/bad-ass) has found it. There, we believe, he's hiding out...waiting for Winter to pass. In honor of Benjen, we vow to watch ALL the shows and movies, read all the books and comics, and play all the games hoping to find some clues to his whereabouts.Read more >
Hey everyone! I think we need an anime/manga hub or atleast a sub-hub on the updated global navigation considering there are
hundredsnumerous wikis(active ones) of this kind. If you agree with this,just post us which wiki(anime-manga obviously) are you from.
Also w:c:onepiece is wrongly categorized as "Lifestyle" instead of "Entertainment",might've been a glitch/mistake.There might be other wikis wrongly categorized too.Read more >
I originally wrote this blog post as a comment on Sannse's blog post User blog:Sannse/The Zen Admin, but due to its length, it's movement from the original topic of that blog, and one of the replies I got to the comment there, I decided to make it its own blog post.
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I would like to start this message by saying that I absolutely hate using the block button and will try my hardest in most instances to resolve a problem without it, even if it means more anger is expressed in the short term. I just feel that a user is more likely to come back and be productive if problems are talked out rather than just having them banned straight away. I just feel blocking goes against the idea of "assume good faith" unless the user is blatantly and obvious…