Having your first few new users on your wiki can be exciting, however, you have to make sure that you keep it professional! This blog will go over some best practices for you gaining your first couple of users.
By default, there are message wall greetings that guide users as to what to do for their first time on the wiki. Take advantage of these! You can edit them to make them more personalized for your wiki in particular. It's best that you're there to answer questions, and to be a familiar face to them. If they make a mistake, don't scold them! Inform them, and make sure they know the correct way to do things. If they ask a question, try your best to answer it. If you don't know, direct them here to CC.
One good thing to do is to not freak o…
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Hello Wiki world, I been here before with many issues. But today I want to keep something off the radar. I do not mind sharing it. But I really want is users that knows about it. I am talking about my recent wiki creation The Travels of the Young Marco Polo.
First I will give a short over view. It is set in the Middle Ages, in the Old World ie Eurasia. It is story of a child named Marco Polo and his friends who are traveling through this time to reach China to find Marco's father Niccolo Polo It is a fantasy story set in a time where the world is dangerous. Things that we the Modern Age is not heard of. But remember fantasy does have some hint of reality. For example the hero Robin Hood, his story has been told many times. He was…Read more >
You're editing a wiki that you've edited every day for many months, and you love the progress and the accomplishments you have done for your wiki. It always feels like a job well done when you fill out a section that's been empty for three weeks, or when you've finally gotten through all of your Discussions reports.
However, sometimes the pressure of working on your wiki starts to build, or you lose patience with your readers and editors. You feel like the task of categorising 10,000 items for an RPG wiki is too overwhelming. It's usually time to step back and take a wikibreak!
Here's some tips to balance the time you spend on your wiki so that you don't work yourself out.
If you've overworked yourself over the last few days on your wiki, ta…
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This blog helps explain the many ways you can customize and design your wiki. This blog will help new founders customize their wiki and staff members looking to redesign their wiki.
So, you have your newly created wiki, and you have no idea what to do. Well, customizing and designing the wiki may be a good place to start! A wiki that has a "cool" design will attract more visitors and editors than a wiki that hasn't been customized.
The Theme Designer is a very powerful tool. You can completely change your wiki using the theme designer. The theme designer can be found under (or rather, over) "My Tools" in the toolbar near the bottom of your screen or in the admin dashboard.
Once you enter the theme designer, it will automatically be in the "C…
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This is a quick guide on how to import default fonts for your wiki (one that is applied wiki-wide). There are three CSS options to accomplish this.
Head to MediaWiki:Common.css on your wiki and pick one of the following codes:
1. To apply a common font.
Use this code for the widest allowed scope:
Then follow Step 1 and insert the name you gave the font. It is also possible to link a non-FANDOM website in the @font-face rule (bypassing the need for request, download and upload).
If another wiki already has the font in question uploaded, inspect the link on the file page on said wiki and use that URL instead (e.g. using the Undertale Wiki's @font-face rule for the Determination font. Make sure you have permission to use the rule/font)…
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Hi everyone, I recently started a wiki about the service LINE WEBTOON. The LINE WEBTOON Wiki! If you're not already familiar with LINE WEBTOON, it's a comic-reading service for mobile and computers that you can find here . It was created in 2005 to grow the community of Korean webcomics, and now it has grown into a large, global project.
I created this wiki because of my recent growing intrest in webtoon. My friend introduced the LINE WEBTOON service to me a few months ago, and now I'm in love with it! I want to create a database for most, if not all webtoons, even though that sounds a bit ambitious. I think, with help, I can do it!
If you love webtoons like me, I would love if you'd help out in the community! Even making a few edits will he…Read more >
So since community central is a vibrant community interconnecting wiki's you will find users starting out asking for help on how to use their administrator rights on their wiki and other issues for now I am going to talk about the major things like:protecting a page,adding a page,blocking a rowdy user and promoting a worthy user
To promote a user found worthy (as an admin)you could simply go over to your admin dashboard click user rights and type in the name of the user(watch out for caps and symbols since usernames are case sensitive)and tick the box on the rank you would like to promote the user to(by clicking the box)
To ban a user you use the similar steps mentioned above but their are easier options you could simply go to the users co…
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Hi everybody! PyroNacht here, and I have decided that the FANDOM Awards would be a good idea for the sake of lightening the community atmosphere. The categories have been created by me.
- You can nominate somebody off-Central for any of the following or all of the following. I ask that if you wish to nominate somebody, you nominate for all of the categories. You may not nominate yourself, to keep things fair. Furthermore, I ask that I am not nominated for any one-person categories (assuming I would be), as I am hosting this.
- Most Chatty
- Best Friend Duo (please nominate two people)
- Most Opinionated
- Best Username
- Most Likely To Be Here In 10 Years
- Life of the Party
- Most Random
- Most Helpful
- Best Avatar(s)
- You may nominate two different people per category…
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Hi everybody! It has been quite a while since I posted a blog, and so I'm thinking that it is time to post yet another. Today, I will be delving into a more personal perspective- mine- regarding the lessons I have learned here on FANDOM.
- There are always two sides to a story. - This was probably the hardest fact I had to overcome when I initially joined FANDOM. Growing up the way I did, I have a rather impulsive aura about me, and used to make decisions without thinking them through. Some communities are unable to afford the cost of a bad choice, and so I would advise any Wiki member to heed the following words: before you make an accusation to somebody about their editing or whatnot, bear in mind that people have a reason for why they do s…
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I hope you are all doing wonderful today! Anyway, I have recently founded a wiki known as the boots wiki! It was founded by me in an attempt to create a reliable source on boots for anyone looking to buy a good pair. The types of pages which are welcomed by the community include:
- Kinds of boots
- Specific pairs of boots (with links to listings on official sites)
- Companies that manufacture boots
- Boots appearing on both the big and small screens
- Polls, with one being featured on the main page every month
- Anywhere else boots have appeared, including songs and the like!
The reason this blog exists is because information on boots, such as the most comfortable pair for different seasons, different weather circumstances, etc. is just scatte…Read more >