• HighJewElfKing

    Recently on the South Park Archives wiki, I conducted a survey using Survey Monkey for editors and readers to take. Doing this brought fourth a lot of interesting data that the wiki administration could use to help better the experience for the community.

    I asked simple questions at the start, and then allowed people to input their comments. Questions like "Is the wiki up to date with content", "Do you approve of the current administration" and the question that revealed the most information "What do you use South Park Archives for?"

    This survey revealed lots of things from user suggestions regarding wiki features and articles. To direct feedback about the administration.

    I believe this is a great way to address transparency of administration…

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  • QueenyBeanie

    Make a new Savefile, go to your Stats screen and press Alt+F2. This syncs that savefile with your Achievements and unlocks everything you had. It will display Challenges as not completed tho, but you will have the items the challenges unlocked. (Trance  Nov 17, 2015 @ 6:39am )

    (Above is what exactly i did with my Binding of Isaac game).

    now you can go to your stats screen and press Alt+f2 and it'll restore everything but if you can not see your character achievements or items, DON'T WORRY they're there its just takes time to load. Another thing you could do is refresh the game (get out and relog back on) it should all be there. This just happened to my boyfriend and he finished the entire game. but we did figure out if you just start the roun…

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    Being blocked is most often a disadvantage because it blocks access to things. You really need to take the time to make sure it doesn't happen again once it expires because no one wants a record. But let's say you have been blocked. "How do I deal with this?" "What do I do that corrupt madmin who did this heinous act?!" "How will I live?" Eh, this blog answers that. It's in the title. Was probably gonna mention it.

    • If you've been blocked for a finite amount of time, I suggest waiting until that time expires and maybe using that time to refresh on the rules of that wiki to make sure you don't get yourself blocked again.
    • Do NOT make another account. This is a violation of the Terms of Use. That account will also be blocked for an infinite amou…

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  • Ursuul

    Smart Templates: Categories

    December 11, 2017 by Ursuul

    Do you hate manually adding categories to your articles? Do you dislike even bothering with categories at all, but still need them to organize your pages? Sit down, then, because with a bit of work you can make such tasks a thing of the past.

    MediaWiki software has tons of intuitive functions built in to every Wikia that you can use to program your templates to do everything for you. We will look specifically at how they can be used with your templates to make them categorize pages for you.

    The best templates for this are templates that are used on many pages & have many parameters; Infoboxes typically. For example, if you have an Infobox that is used on all pages that are “tanks,” & you are trying to organize tank pages by their rank, then …

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    We are all aware of the achievements. You know the badges you get for edits somewhat? It used to be in the wiki features. Now, you have to bribe-I mean ask Staff to enable them. So why should you or should you not use badges?

    • Editor morale - Hence the name, achievements can give one a sense of achievement and a badge can show dedication hence improving the editor's morale.
    • Improved community - If there's a reward, some may want to start editing and it might even be able to grow your wiki.
    • Competition - As opposed to competing for who has the highest editcount, hence causing cheats by userpages, you can have competition for who's on the leaderboard and usually badges are given for mainspace edits.

    • Cheating - Cheating for badges can be an issue …

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    Hi, you're an admin on a wiki so you would be wondering what do I do about registration? Well, you can't control that. But here's a way that can make you feel like you can...sort of. It's when you enable the feature that requires all contributors to log in, preventing anonymous edits. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

    1. Possible way to prevent spam - Anonymous contributors are often associated with spam and vandalism. While this is not always true, some may still get a bit sceptical about anons. And if your wiki is one where a lot of anons do a lot of spam, that can be a way to cut down although it should be noted that registered users can spam as well.
    2. Keeping track of edits - Anons can change their IPs or use VPNs in thi…

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  • TheGoldenPatrik1

    Want to know more about bots, how to create one, and how to operate it? Hopefully, this will answer most of your questions.

    A bot, in its most basic form: this blog was originally published on the wiki.

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    On wikis, people are free to collaborate but sometimes edits can be unnecessary to say the least. However, while the person may have done an unnecessary edit, that does not exactly mean they did a bad thing. Here are examples of criteria for what makes an edit just an unnecessary edit and what makes one actual vandalism/spam.

    • A small removal of something that they may think is unnecessary but actually is. Removing necessary information is not necessarily vandalism. Vandalism is when it's done deliberately to be a jerk.
    • A misunderstood undo can also count as one. Even I recently made one but please don't take that as me acting in bad faith especially considering I undid the edit. Undoing an edit can be a mistake in some cases or just a disagr…

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  • KCCreations

    Content Creation Tips

    November 19, 2017 by KCCreations

    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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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    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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