Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last wrote an advice blog, so I've decided to do another one. This time, I'd like to go over a topic I feel not many others have touched upon: content creation.
There are many help pages about starting a wiki here on Community Central...but, at the same time, there is no guaranteed way to create good pages and all. Given that no method of creation works perfectly for every topic, the aforementioned is not surprising, though it definitely can be frustrating.
I've been writing the pages of a lot of my own wikis for a few years now, and today I'd like to share some tips I've learned over time. While this isn't a guide to the writing itself, hopefully you can pick up on a few things from this.
It can be tempt…
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Hi, I'm that guy with an incredibly long username that many of you use copy and paste to type out. It has come to my attention that trolling is still a big issue and I have noticed some people responding to it incorrectly so I will tell you how to deal with trolls.
As a former troll (outside of Wikia), I know what trolls want: Your reaction. If you show them that you're angry, they have succeeded in their trolling as the point of it is to attack serious people to invoke a reaction because they have nothing better to do with their lives. A way to prevent them from winning is to ignore it completely, which seems hard in practice but it can be done when you think about how they are just doing stupid things for attention. Ignoring them could po…
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Hello everyone. Over the last two months of my most recent stint on Fandom, I have seen a lot of people asking for help ineffectively. So I decided to pass on a few tips I have learned over my decades of asking for help effectively all over the internet. These tips can be used anywhere help is offered.
- Don't ask to ask, just ask - In most places designed to offer help and assistance, it is fully expected that people will come in and ask questions. So you do not need to ask if you can ask a question. Just ask your question.
- Be patient for answers - In most cases, those who are able to help will know the answer right away. There are those cases where helpers will need to do a little bit of research to find you an answer. So after asking your ques…
Have you ever wanted to apply for/receive a certain user right on a certain wiki, but either didn't succeed or never knew whether or not you were qualified, and you want to increase your chances? Worry no more; in this blog I will be addressing all the advice on how to be promoted to the following positions: administrator, bueraucrat, chat moderator, discussion moderator, and rollback.
A rollback is a user who has the ability to revert the latest edit(s) on a page in one click: by simply pressing the button in the revision that reads "[rollback]". This is a quicker and more convenient means to revert vandalism or other counterproductive contributions and helps prevent them from disrupting the recent activity feed.
In order to become a rollback…
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Most people on wikis want to become an admin.
Admins jobs are not to brag about edits, or creating feuds and rivalries between normal users, and they do not wear a cape and run around screaming I will save you. To become admin, you must show your trust to a wiki.
To prove your worthy, you must choose the way of balance and elegance, stand out with your actions, your edits. Don't be asking everyday, saying you have more edits.
A warrior does not ask to win. A warrior must fight for what she or he wants. You must get ranked in the first page, stand out so admins can see you are winning a game- but being an admin isnt a game. It isn't what it seems at first, you know. You have to follow rules. Superheroes can't battle villains and set buildings …Read more >
IF YOU DEAL WITH BULLIES COMPLEMENT THEM TRUST ME THEY WILL GET PISSED AND IGNORE THEM CAUSE YOU WERE BROUGHT TO THIS WORLD TO BEY YOURSELF DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK CZ THEY CAN ROT IN HELL BE YOURSELF BCZ THATS THE ONLY PERSON THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY
FEELING DEPRESSED SUCIDAL? BECAUSE YOU ARENT DOING WHAT YOU WANTED YOU WILL GO THROUGH ALOT OF SH*T IN LIFE THE ONLY WAY YOULL MAKE IT IF YOU BECOME SELF CONFIDENT AND LOVE YOURSELF CZ IF YOU LOVE YOURSELF YOULL SEE THAT PEOPLE ACUTALLY LOVE YOU
FEAR? FEAR IS EVERYWHERE THERE IS NO ESCAPE FALSEEE FEAR IS A CHOICE AND IT WILL HAUNT YOU IF YOU LET IT DONT JUSS DONT ITS A WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE YOURSELF
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See, I'm a mobile user, I use Safari (the default browser), and I wanted to change my profile picture to the one you see on the right side, but when uploading it, the default icon stayed. I checked your page about Avatars (I call them icons), and I said I needed to downconvert the image. But it still didn't work. Will anyone help me solve this problem?
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I would like to join three wikis that involve rap music, voice actors/actress and misheard lyrics.
- Rap Music
- Or Rap Music Wiki?
- Or Encyclopedia Rappica?
- Voice Actors
- Voice Actors Wiki
- Or Voicepedia?
- Misheard Lyrics Wiki
I really need your help for it by sending me links.
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This is the first in a series of six posts about admins on FANDOM, adapted from past posts written by Sannse.
These are some thoughts about the things that I strive for when I'm on FANDOM. My aim in life is to try to avoid adminitis and to follow the example of the best admins around.
Admins are role models. They are the people who others want to be. They lead by example, showing how it's possible to stay polite and reasonable in the most heated dispute. They are the ones that others trust and try to emulate. They choose their words and actions knowing that they are demonstrating good practice with everything they do.
Admins are supportive. They are the person that everyone turns to in a difficult situation, the one who brings calm and reason …
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It may be quite clear that not every wiki is the same. They all have different topics, different layouts and different hierarchies, among many other things that separates a wiki from another. I wanted to look at two different kinds of wiki, those being a content-based wiki and a community-based wiki, to see how much they differ in the way they're visited, and to see how much they differ in local staff positions.
Note: I use multiple wikis as examples. These wikis are (in my eyes) extreme cases of wikis where it is heavily relied on either the content on the pages or on the community. I do not include the forums and/or discussions, since on some wikis, the forums have been replaced by discussions, which is separated from the wiki itself. Thi…Read more >