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  • DEmersonJMFM

    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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  • KurwaAntics

    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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  • Zack1223344556666

    Hello,Everybody I am Zack1223344556666.

    I am aiming to become a councilor but i dont think im ready yet so i want you guys to review my profile on this and my wiki to check if i am worthy of it.

    Heres the link of My wiki:

    My Community Central profile page:

    Feel free to look through my account and contributions through both wikis.

    The reason I want to be a councilor is because I usually get bored on fandom and if i get the Councilor rank I will have something to do.

    I have been taught a bunch of coding/programming languages.

    Ill be waiting for your feedback!

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  • Ceratraya

    Creating a character

    February 23, 2017 by Ceratraya


    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…

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  • RRabbit42

    Make me a General

    February 14, 2017 by RRabbit42

    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…

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  • CoolGamer23

    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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  • Gensomura

    I believe i'm being a target of a witch hunt as seen here:

    I already reported it to wikia staff.

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  • Hosasolar

    The reflector of a solar parabolic cooker (SPC) is axially symmetrical and shaped so its cross-section is a parabola; for that reason it has the property of bringing parallel rays of sunlight to a focus. What we have in parabolics is actually a focus spot with small but finite dimensions rather than an infinitly small focus point. If the axis of symmetry is aimed at the sun, a metal object that is located at the focus spot receives highly concentrated sunlight, absorbs it and therefore becomes very hot. This is the basis for the use of this kind of reflector for solar cooking.

    Relevant to the functioning of SPC is only direct solar radiation(DSR), being measured in W/m2. That's radiation reaching SPC as a beam of parallel rays directly from…

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  • CoolGamer23

    How to dispute a ban

    November 2, 2016 by CoolGamer23

    Every once in a while on a wiki, a user will face a ban due to inappropriate conduct. If you were banned and you believe it is invalid, you can dispute it. However, I don't guarantee that following this guide will remove your ban - it's up to the admin's decision. As such, admins and bureaucrats very rarely have the decision to remove a ban from an account.

    Make sure you've read that wiki's rules before you choose to dispute. Wikia staff can't remove your ban - you should seek advice from staff before continuing with your dispute. Bans can't be taken seriously and should be disputed if you believe your ban is wrong. Please note that being abusive to the wiki's staff will not reflect well against your dispute and not all users will be grante…

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  • Ozank Cx

    As websites are becoming more mobile-friendly, people are using mobile devices more and more often. Near the end of 2013, we were shown how much percentage of users use Fandom on mobile devices.

    As you can see above, the MLP Wiki background was shrunk from 275kb to 150kb with negligible quality loss. In terms of percentage reduction, this is huge. It is loaded on every page and as such will affect every (desktop) user.

    Lots of free software exist for helping with file compression - my favorites are below:

    • PNGGauntlet - this tool is great for PNG file compression, although it can sometimes take a while to process larger images.
    • JPEGmini - this tool is brilliant for JPEG file compression, often I see file sizes reduced to 70% of the original si…

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