I recently held a contest and it requires users to vote. What I found is so disturbing.
The existing poll feature only provides very basic functions, which I didn't use for the contests. I used Poll Maker and recently PollDaddy for the voting, but I found users stuffing the ballot box. When they see their desired candidate is left behind, they vote the same candidate using their phones, tablets, etc. which could be worse as this.
Even I set to block multiple votes by cookies and IP addresses, but since the ballot is tied to the device, it has no effect. You can view the results of the past contests here.
Users on Polandball Wiki are also having the same problem. Admins hold election via blogs, which requires users to use templates in order to…Read more >
Many of you know that there are many articles on how to build and promote a community but, to my knowledge, there are very few that actually tell people the best way to run a wiki.
I am no proffesional but have run a few short lived wikis. I have had to deal with vandalism, spam and people just being rude so I hope that the lessons I learnt from my mistakes will help others.
This is the first of the weekly blogs I hope to put on Community Central to help others in all aspects of wikia life!
When running a wiki you need to know that even though you have admin rights doesn't make you 'The Boss'. You can deal with problems, guide and create major things for the community but you need to remember it is a community. While at first you need to take…
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- Hi everybody!
- Today, I wanted to bring up a topic that's been mentioned in passing in the Central chat-room- primarily because upon reflection, I think there's something that needs to be said. The topic is Loyalties to a Wiki versus Loyalties to Friends. I will be addressing in this blog the difference between serving as a friend and serving as a moderator/admin.. etc.
- Every chat-room on every Wiki I've ever been on since May 2012 has always had some conflict, whether it be an admin war or a conspiracy to demote a certain mod.. honestly, I think I've seen it all. However, there's something that always comes up in these situations, and it is the deciding factor that makes or breaks many communities: the friendships involved.
- I personally have …
Categories are more than simple tags placed at the bottom of an article; they organize a wiki's content and offer vast navigational potential between related articles. Ideally categories connect together like branches of a tree to form a solid foundation for a wiki to thrive. Wikis that misuse or neglect their categories miss out on the benefits a category tree provides for both readers and editors alike.
The modernization of article headers may result in increased importance directed to categories and user practices regarding their creation and formatting.
A category tree is a hierarchy of categories, or even more straightforward, a flow chart. It's a road map to the wiki's content. The tree has one base that branches out into primary branc…
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Sometimes if you want to enable an extension, turn on site-wide scripts, or turn on discussions, you need to contact the staffs and this could be further simplified.
These requests can be made into buttons. Requests can be revoked in any time. Once the requested feature is enabled, the button will disappear, and you will be notified via the notifications menu.
The buttons are stored in a Special page.
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I am retrying to become a Councillor!
You can check out all my edits here:http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Special:UserActivity/User:Zack1223344556666
I have many suggestions and ideas for Fandom!
I have about 3.8K Edits across all of Fandom!
I have a lot of knowledge in coding and how to use Wikia.
I have been on wikia for about 7 months now and I think i am ready.
I am a Bureaucrat + Admin on this wiki.
I have experience in editing articles and I am always happy to help the community.
I know how to use about 85% of all the tools on Fandom and I stay Up-To Date on Technical updates&More.
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Hi, my name is Ceratraya and I'm a big Fairy Tail fan. I love it so much I created a character for it. I used to look online for some inspiration, but a lot of the characters other Fairy Tail fans have made aren't so good or creative so that's why I'm here. I've been doing this for a while and over time my skills have improved and I believe I know enough to give advice so here it goes.
When it comes to creating a Fairy Tail character, people often make mistakes with the magic or past they write for the characters. I'm here to tell you what not to do and what to do. However, everything is up to you. You are the creater of the character. I will also be providing information when it comes to putting your character into a Fairy Tai…Read more >
A man walks up to the main gate of Kirtland Air Force Base. He tells the guard, "I'm here. Make me a general." Even if the guard happened to have the authority to promote someone to that high a rank, is it a good idea for the guard to immediately say, "Sure, why not?"
No, obviously it's not. It's a bad idea for a military base and it's also a bad idea for a wiki. Though a wiki should be a community where people feel welcome rather than something more rigidly-run like a military organization or a government, when it comes to granting user rights, the same concepts apply.
In order to become a General in the Air Force, you first have to enlist in that service. You start at a low rank and over time, you work your way up and receive promotions in…Read more >
Did you upload something to a fanon wiki, but ended up getting it removed due to copyright issues? If you believe a claim of copyright infringement is false or incorrect, you can dispute it through something called a counter-notification. This blog post shows you on how to create a basic counter-notification.
Before you continue, make sure you understand what Fair Use is. Fair use of copyrighted material is allowed for purposes of teaching, criticism, and news broadcasting. Each region has their own standards for fair use, so read them carefully before continuing.
If a Wikia user had your content removed, you should do it on their message wall. File the counter-notice with something like this:
- Hi (copyright holder's name),
- This notice is a for…
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