There were definitely other things I wanted to do with my day. Go jogging, maybe, or see a movie with my girlfriend. That kind of thing.
Instead, I’m stuck on the fifth story of a parking garage dodging fireballs.
Not my idea of fun. But apparently, it’s his.
“You won’t escape me, Redjacket! I will siphon the power from your burning corpse!” screams the maniac chasing after me, ugly red flames flashing from his arms and back. I narrowly avoid the blasts, rolling behind a support beam a few dozen yards ahead of him and trying to beat the flames out of my black and crimson coat. Cool as it is, it sure as hell isn’t fireproof.
“Who are you to decide what my corpse looks like?” I shout back, slipping on my knuck…Read more >
Over the past few years - and especially the past few months - I've been noticing that Wikia has a habit of instituting changes without a community's consensus.
This has to stop.
Wikia claims to pride itself on openness and individuality, and in many cases, it lives up to these claims. The tools Wikia gives users to collaborate on a specific topic are the best out there, bar none, and the multitude of ways in which users can customize themselves and their wikis is also unrivaled. And yet, Wikia has this strange habit of periodically trespassing on that by introducing a new feature that many communities don't need or want - something that either breaks the experience of browsing the wiki, screws up its styling, or just doesn't sit right with …
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I made a warrior cats rp wiki and its been inactive for a while. Idk if im allowed to advertise but I was hoping for some new users. The wiki is called http://silverclan-and-stormclan-roleplay.wikia.com/wiki/SilverClan_and_StormClan_Roleplay_Wiki. So bye! The Song Of Silence 19:41, April 8, 2015 (UTC)Read more >
So just like forum moderators, but the same thing for pages. There should be page moderators because:
1. So they can protect and unprotect the pages for spam.
2. Delete and restore previously deleted pages.
3. Its part of admin but why would anyone abuse it? No one would abuse it and people can have rules before promoting a user to one.
So is this a nice idea? Should we have it? Please leave a comment below of what you think.Read more >
Hey guys! I'm an admin over at The One Piece Encyclopedia, and I'm here to talk about a hot topic over at our wiki:
- We aren't even close to being ready for Venus Skin!
And have no idea how to go about getting ready for it! We don't even know when it is going to come out, which is another source of stress for our community. Without any kind of timeline, we don't know how hard we should try to fix our own pages. Is it coming in two weeks or 6 months? We have no clue, as far as I know.
And I've been looking around at other wikis to see if any others are ready, and I don't see any aside from the test wikis.
Even Community Central looks bad with Venus!
And unlike most people I talk to, I actually believe in the reasoning behind the Venus skin. I wan…Read more >
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA I just realized how totalitarian Wikia is!
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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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >