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 >
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 >
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…
NOTE: Crossposted from my personal blog on advice from Wikia Staff, modified slightly for posting on Wikia.
Around a year ago, All The Tropes opened for business with the bold and daring plan to create an alternative troping site for the disenchanted ex-TV Tropers to trope on and for those who didn't want to get anywhere near Fast Eddie or his minions because they didn't want to edit on a wiki where you can get banned for the dumbest reasons and where perversion and some of the more sad aspects of fandom pollute the internet with messed up drivel.
Our goals were lofty, but we decided that to stay open for more than a little while, we had to radically alter our approach if we wanted to avoid the perversion and fail that has rightly made TV Tr…Read more >
I feel as if the Wikia team isn't thanked enough for their enormous effort in making Wikia, and so, this blog is for everyone to take a moment and thank the Wikia team for their huge contributions in creating Wikia.
Thank you, Wikia. I have been a part of this site for a few years now and I have greatly appreciated all you guys have done for everyone involved in this community. You have allowed this young man from Australia and many other members of all ages come together with at least one thing in common; some sort of passion for expressing creativity and working together to provide the ultimate database in different areas. I have been able to do just that since I have been here, accomplishing much more than I would have ever thought I wou…
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You probably all know about what's going on over at ERB. Well, I linked some Spinpasta users to ERB chat from Spinpasta chat. Then the trolls from ERB started wreaking their havoc at SPWC, during a trial to bring CPWC back. I was the first one accused, since I also had a "Spanish" username. I tried to tell everyone that I never linked the trolls to SPWC, but nobody listened and I got banned from that chat.
I did not bring the spammers to SPWC, I only linked to ERB from SPWC, so I really don't know how this happened unless Lei or someone else mentioned Spinpasta, unintentionally bringing the spammers. Yet they refused to believe me and banned me for 2 weeks.
Now drama's going to stir up on SPWC (the reason CPWC got shut down) and the trial wi…Read more >
Hi everyone! I get a lot of questions about what I do in addition to random friend invites on Steam. First of all I would like to point out what this blog post has to do with Wikia.
Well if you ever find yourself as the "first responder" to something new in videogames and such, you'll know that it takes both dedication and passion to keep people informed. Sometimes, this leads to a lifelong hobby or simply a one-off. Regardless, everyone who shares their experience with the world is a valuable community member. It takes initiative to make a path where there isn't one. Often Steam guide-writers, Wikia editors and bloggers ask the same questions as readers: "Where did we come FROM?" How do we get THERE?"
So without further ado, let me exp…Read more >
the punk members are included in the vicious with names resty cruz(leader, scout, name giver, lead vocal), roger brucal, adel dique and nernardo javier. leader formed a prayer group committe named a prayer for resty. resty cruz jump off from the magallanes interchange to his death to prove their professionality when it comes to music . this clearly connotes a notations for his perfected act. they popularized the song "nganga" composed by corpuz of tripa de maricaban. resty donate his life for his formed subculte which he calls cluster for punk rock genre. the professional punky band is english punk. resty cruz always wears a three diamond collar rank while dique aports a one diamond collar rank, brucal wears three circle collar rank while …Read more >
Wikia. Your chat system is lagging BADLY. I just wanted to tell you that.
Update: Wikia. Your chat system is gone. I am not joking. I can't access it. WTF?
Update: Wikia. It just crashed 2 times in the past hour. I feel like giving you guys a record for the problems. Someone call Guiness
Update: Wikia. The chat. There is no chat. I am not even joking. I go in, no one's there, and I can't type anything. Refreshing it doesn't help...what happened? D:Read more >
So, I've noticed that rollbackers are extremely underpowered on Wikia, and that people abuse the "remove post" feature of forums all the time. And I do mean, all the time. Go to a wiki with forums and/or message walls enabled and you will see why I say this. So, in a nutshell, I'm asking for rollbackers to be able to remove messages and revert pages to several versions in the past, while normal users have the power to remove messages taken away.
Well, there are several reasons why rollbackers are UP. The first of which is that rollbackers are given the ability to "roll back" pages to a previous version, but nothing else. And it is just the previous version, not five versions ago. Normal users can do pretty much the same thing. It's called "…
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