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Hi there. I just realized I never actually introduced myself to central.
I'm Michelle. Well, ok, my real name is Michael but I prefer being called by my genderbent name. Or just anything that isn't Michael. I just like feeling like a different person online as it helps me to get away from all the stuff that happens IRL.
- I'm a storywriter. I can't really write stuff at the tip of a hat... I need inspiration. I need it to be about something I myself find cool. Like video games! Or memes! Or one of my friends. Like Ducksoup's name and the potential for it to be misspelled as something that would be insulting if it weren't for good faith.
- I roleplay a bit, but not here on Wikia. The messaging and notification system is just a bit too clunky here…
So, there's a new version of the global nav moving into town. And I'm gonna go on record here, and say I like it. Let's hope any upcoming revisions to the new article layout are also good, although changing this would be more complicated.
I'm not here to talk about other possibilities thought, I'm just gonna touch on whether this holds up with what I said in the original Myo's Musings post, since at least some people actually bothered to read that. This is gonna be a short one thought, but hey, it's follow up, what do you expect.
So, does this help or hurt Wikia? Well, there's certainly been positive response in these first hundred comments. You've [I'm gonna change person here and talk directly to Wikia staff] both satisfied many editors, a…Read more >
There are a number of ways of protecting data and digital content on your office or home computer.
- Keep all computer software up to date with automatic updating. As the update patches prevent personal information from being exploited by vulnerabilities on the internet.
- Installing internet security like anti-virus software and malware protection, there are so many different versions of anti-virus and malware protection on the market some of the free versions work just as good as the paid versions.
- Protecting your home internet router with a password will prevent unauthorised access to your wireless network without you knowledge adding to security of your network.
- When creating passwords remember to use a mix of letters and numbers uppercase and…
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Despite its success, the brand new film American Sniper has garnered some notoriety recently. One criticism is of the shoddy production values by Director Clint Eastwood, who, within an 'Empty Chair' moment, substituted a toy doll to get a real baby as to what was said to be a touching family scene showing returning GI Chris Kyle holding his newborn infant. Some movie audiences, it really is reported, actually started laughing loudly in theatres in the cheesiness from the scene. As far as Hollywood screw-ups go, this ranks with another classic movie goof by actor-turned director, John Wayne, who had direct sunlight set within the Pacific Ocean in their paean to your Vietnam War, The Green Berets (Vietnam is within the wrong end with the pa…Read more >
Hello there, it's 343 again. I've created some blogs and today I'd like to create another. It's about how to go up in user rights the right way. Now, myself, when I first joined Wikia was keen to help out in any community I could. My heart was truly in the right place, but I went about it the complete wrong way. People used to consider me as power-obsessed and deranged but really, I just wanted to help. I know there are a lot of users out there with the same issue so I thought I'd help you.
When you want to help a Wiki further, it's important that you have been there a while, know the Wiki well and can consider yourself one with the rules and the way the Wiki operates. So for example, if you thought you'd be a great moderator you have to cons…
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Well, hi there. I suppose you've wandered onto my profile and if you're currently reading this then I suppose you've got nothing better to do then.Read more >
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!
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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 >