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To request design and/or technical help from the Community Development Team, click the "Add your request" button and enter the name of your community (preferably with a link) plus a description of what you want help with. Don't forget to sign your request with ~~~~.

We are now also accepting requests for help with general clean-up and organization. If your community could use help with these things and meets the second set of best practices listed on the page linked below, then let us know!

Before you post your request, make sure that the community follows the best practices criteria.


Secrets wikiEdit

Hello!

First of all thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity and offering to provide help with aesthetic and organization to those who are less proficient with it. I'm an admin and founder on the Secrets wiki (we're a roleplay wikia with content that doesn't stem from any particular pop culture source) and I can't code to save my life.

I was therefore excited to note that our wikia fits your criteria for submission and I have discussed it with the other admins. Unanimously we decided to submit the wikia for consideration, hoping that you can help with the design and clarity of the wikia in general. We have some ideas but we're open to as much or as little input as your team feels comfortable with.

We would be delighted and grateful for your help!

Thank you for taking our submission into consideration.

Best wishes,

Photophosphorylation (talk) 21:34, August 22, 2014 (UTC)

PS: The link to the homepage is: http://secret-rp.wikia.com/wiki/The_Secret?cb=947

Hi Photophosphorylation. Secrets Wiki is in good shape, so I added it to the approved list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 22:35, August 26, 2014 (UTC)

Roswell Edit

Hi, the Roswell wiki is in need of a complete re-skin. The orange is getting old. It needs a new color scheme primarily, I was thinking Blue and White, what do you recommend? The wiki will need help with these things;

  • New logo, same font.
  • New background.
  • Template help.
  • Mainpage design.
  • Font.

--Original Authority (talk) 19:38, August 26, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Original. Roswell Wiki looks good, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 16:19, August 28, 2014 (UTC)

The Originals Wiki Edit

It's The Originals Wiki (again). This time I need help with an infobox. I'd like to use the same design of The Secret Circle Wiki's character infobox, but I want it go nicely with my wiki with red coloring instead of the green. I already prepared the template on The Originals Wiki, but it's the basic Wikia one so all it needs is to be modified to look like The Secret Circle Wiki's one (with the changes I mentioned of course).

And if it's not too much trouble, I was wondering if the CDT could create headers that I can use for the main page. I'm not exactly sure on what sizes I want them to be, but I'll go with whatever you think is best. They should look something like the official logo, but with different wording of course.

The Originals

Here's the headers I want the CDT to create:

  • Welcome
  • Books
  • Episodes
  • Characters
  • Cast
  • News
  • Social Media
  • Blogs
  • Affiliates
  • Policies
  • Polls
  • Bureaucrats
  • Admins
  • Rollbacks
  • Chat Mods
  • Featured User
  • Featured Article
  • Featured Media

Thanks in advance for your effort!

M.J. Daniels (talkcontribs) 17:57, August 27, 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, M.J. The Originals Wiki still looks good, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 22:16, September 2, 2014 (UTC)

"Upload a photo" ProblemEdit

Hello, there seems to be a problem with the upload a photo module on the Game Creators Universe Wiki. The problem is that some pictures I upload do not come out with the original dimensions. Instead, they appear stretched out. Here's what I have to go through to even try to get  anything close to the original dimensions and still not have it come out right:

Wikia Fail 2

If you can look into this and see if there's anyway you can fix this problem, that'd be great. Thanks

- User:DeadRaiser

Replied on your talk page. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 16:28, September 4, 2014 (UTC)

Happy Feet Wiki... AgainEdit

Happy-feet2-disneyscreencaps.com-359

This is what the new background for the Happy Feet Wiki is like

Hi there, this is your admin NewMarioFan65 from the Happy Feet Wiki. I know that the background is like 4 years old and it need to be new since 2011. To be sure that put Mumble (on the top left), Baby Mumble (on the top right), Gloria (on the center left), Baby Gloria (on the center right), Ramon and Lovelace (on the down left) and Erik and Atticus (on the down right). And make the characters at least smaller like it is shown as a preview.

(NewMarioFan65 (talk) 03:31, August 29, 2014 (UTC))

Hi NewMarioFan. Happy Feet Wiki still looks good, so I added it to the approved list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 15:38, September 9, 2014 (UTC)

Vampedia Edit

Hi, I'm the newly appointed bureaucrat on Vampedia and I'd like to request a complete makeover of the wiki. Wordmark, favicon, background, etc. I don't have a specific idea in mind, so I'll leave it in your capable hands. Just remember to keep in mind it's for a vampire-based wiki.

Also, could you design an image I can use to promote it on wikia.com using the promote form? Thanks in advance!

The Bibliophile™ — talk 21:44, August 31, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Bibliophile. Vampedia is in good shape, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 18:20, September 12, 2014 (UTC)

Fairy Tail Fanon Wiki Edit

Hey, I'm part of the admin team of the Fairy Tail Fanon wiki and the only thing I come here in need of is an actual background. A working background that actually fits well with the wiki's design, something we've delayed on doing for years since we were more focused on other things. So, my request is could you take this image and create a working background for our wiki please? Thanks in advance, hit me up on my talk page whenever you can. {{SUBST:User:Zicoihno/autosig}}21:39:35 Wed

Replied on your talk page. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 20:26, September 12, 2014 (UTC)

Evil Con Carne Wiki Edit

On behalf of the Evil Con Carne Wiki's admin, I ask for assistance in cleaning up said wiki as it could benefit from having a new logo, favicon and background. -The Forgotten Beast (talk) 02:25, September 5, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Forgotten. Evil Con Carne Wiki meets the criteria, so I added it to the approved list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 16:48, September 16, 2014 (UTC)

Bella and the Bulldogs WikiEdit

Hey, my name is PLG and this is my request. I need a background for the Bella and the Bulldogs wiki, you can use this image for it.

I want two of the cheerleaders to be in the background, one on the left and one on the right and the rest of the background needs to be black.

Thanks!

Hey Princess! [[User Talk:PetLoverGirl|your tiara is fallingPetLoverGirl (talk) 22:31, September 16, 2014 (UTC)]]

Hi PetLoverGirl. Bella and the Bulldogs Wiki is in good shape, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 21:28, September 18, 2014 (UTC)

Ellie Goulding Wiki TwitterEdit

Hey there again! :) I would like to know if your team also design twitter headers? The ones with 1500x500 dimensions? Because I would like a new one for: https://twitter.com/EllieGWiki. I tried so many variations and they all look weird. The one now...I don't really like it. If you agree, which would be awesome I can tell you which images I would like you to use and a theme. :) Thanks! --Azending (talk) 05:25, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Azending. Sorry, but we only fulfill design requests for things on Wikia. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 16:04, September 23, 2014 (UTC)

Gran Turismo Wiki - Main Page Edit

Hi, I'm Gp75motorsports, the founder of Gran Turismo Wiki, and I'd like for our main page to be redesigned into something like what TESWiki has.

RequirementsEdit

The requester should either be an admin or link to a discussion with an admin agreeing to the help being requested. If there are multiple active admins, they should all be in agreement with the help being requested. I am the founder and therefore an admin.

The wiki should have at least one active admin, meaning he or she has made at least one edit in the last 7 days. That's me!

The wiki should have at least 50 content pages. Several hundred times over.

The wiki should not be in the middle of choosing new admins or any other upheavals. It should be a stable, friendly place. The last "major upheaval" we had was in 2009 when we elected a bunch of (now inactive) admins. Ever since then, the waters have been calm.

The wiki should be using the welcome tool, signed by the admin(s) (MediaWiki:Welcome-user should say @latest, @sysop or the name of an admin). It's set to "@admin."

The wiki should not use offensive language or include inappropriate images. We have strict, if implicit, policies about uploading obscene content. Anything found offensive would likely be removed immediately and result in a very long ban for the editor/uploader.

DesignEdit

Like I said, the design should be the same as TESWiki's, however for the tab bar below the main slider, the background color of the active tab should be red, and if it's possible, its borders should be slanted to the right. The first tab (all the way to the left) would include our "My Home" feature, the tab to its right would ink to the Forum, and then the final two would be "Affiliates" and "Notifications," where we would post notifications to our users, which would replace the yellow text we currently use to send out important messages. Of course, you're free to add any extra stuff you think would make the main page better.

Important: I would like you to set up the new main page on our test wiki first so we can work together with you guys to hammer out any bugs and give the users the opportunity to test things out before we roll the new MP out. Once setup is done I'll import some images to make sure they don't overflow any divs and to make sure things look nice and then post a poll asking users which main page they prefer. If they respond favorably to the new MP, we can begin rollout on the main wiki. --Gp75motorsports REV LIMITER GT-PT/GT-EN/CSW 20:02, September 19, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Gp. Gran Turismo Wiki is still in good shape, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 20:43, September 23, 2014 (UTC)

Edgeworld WikiEdit

Hello, is there a way to put background files on the Special and other namespaces? I'd like to put the ambient OGG under WikiActivity and other files of the admin's choosing in other pages. Alysdexia (talk) 22:34, September 20, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Alysdexia. I'm pretty sure it's possible to load an OGG audio file on any specific page using JavaScript. That said, I'm not fluent enough with JS to write the code myself, so I would suggest asking for help on the Getting Technical forum section here at Community Central. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 21:25, September 23, 2014 (UTC)

Pokemon WikiEdit

Hello. We were wondering if the Development Team could make us a new background image, as well as a new logo. It is the fact that a new game is coming in several weeks, so we want the site to look more than good. Energy X 18:08, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

Heya Energy X! Thanks much for writing in! We stand ready to assist, and share with you the important goal of having a bit of a cleanup before the new game arrives. However, it's important to us here at Wikia that we get the new theme right. That, to us, means that we take the pulse of the community and get some ideas churning the creative waters. So I've added this section to the forum session you started last week. I've also reopened that discussion, to hopefully get a sense of how best to proceed over the weekend. If you could please rally your troops to provide opinions, that would be extremely helpful!
Also, I want to thank you for the extremely community-minded way you've handled yourself so far in that discussion. It's an awesome example of the right way to get the community involved in a request of your Wikia Community Development team! czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 19:03: Thu 02 Oct 2014

Well, the deal is most, if not all, users lack experience in the design, so we thought asking the experts to do that. Energy X 13:03, October 4, 2014 (UTC)

Adding images ontop of each other or buttonsEdit

Hi, I'm from Ellie Goulding Wiki. I'm just asking but this has always been troubling me. I don't know how to place images or formatting on each other. Take this website for example: http://www.troyesivan.com/, if you hover 'itunes' or 'store', it's a separate formatting from the image. How exactly do you do this? Is there a way because instead of using the formatting for the button obviously you can replace it with an image representing the exact same square with words inside of it.

Another good example is the first slider of http://hilaryduff.com/. See the 'hilary duff' logo? It's separate from the map and every other picture in every slide. How do your overlap the images and choose the position.

Thanks! :) --Azending (talk) 04:58, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Easily done, Azending! I'll communicate with you about this at w:c:elliegoulding in the coming days. Thanks for using our handy li'l request system! czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 18:31: Thu 02 Oct 2014
Answered the conceptual question at w:c:elliegoulding:Thread:3262. Let's carry on conversation there, if you need more than just a broad overview of how to do it. czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 18:49: Thu 02 Oct 2014

Elder Scrolls Roleplaying Wiki Edit

Hello. We are currently in need of a clean-up in the Mainspace of our wiki. There are currently too much uncategorized categories, images, etc. that require clean-up. We also require some design help such as functioning templates to help improve the wiki itself. I apologize if this is asking too much.

HumbleDaedricServant Poke 11:01, October 1, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your request! I'll be talking to you about this over the weekend! In the meantime, if you could define further what kind of templates you're interested in improving, that'll help me help you better! czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 18:35: Thu 02 Oct 2014
Heya again :) I'm moving this convo over to the thread you've already started to deal with this issue: w:c:elder-scrolls-roleplaying:Thread:16575. Let's keep talking there. Oh, and if there are any more admin or active users besides Zippertrain85 and yourself, do please alert them to that discussion. We want as many brains as possible considering our course of action! Thanks :) czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 19:33: Thu 02 Oct 2014

GTA Liberty Edit

Hey, it's me, AwesomeBoy. Now let's get to the point. There is a template named Template:InsertName. It works, when a user enters a userpage, the user's name is written on Top like 'Hi, <Username>! How are you?'  Like this. But it doesn't work. So could you come to my wikia and fix this? gta-liberty.wikia.com

Unfortunately, this is custom javascript that you will find is maintained locally on a per-wiki basis, rather than by Wikia globally. Now, that's not a huge problem — obviously the whole point of this page is to ask for custom, per-wiki assistance. The big problem with that code is that it doesn't work at all in some aspects of the Wikia experience, such as our mobile skin. As such, we currently don't offer support for it. However, you may find people in the "Getting Technical" forum here at Community Central who would be willing to help. czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 19:16: Thu 02 Oct 2014

Constantine WikiEdit

Background request:

I'd like this image  to be used as the background for the Constantine Wiki . The current background simply inadequate for the wiki's style and makes an abunance of the pages on the wiki look unclean and ultimately, unprofessional. 
If it's possible, I'd like for the red 'Constantine' text to fit in the center of the page (regardless of screen resolution, if possible). 

Cheers, OmegaWulfgar (talk) 16:06, October 9, 2014 (UTC)

Hiya :) Thanks for using our handy-dandy requests system! I'm a little confused about your request, because you've linked to the same page twice. Could you please clarify by providing another link to your desired image? Thanks :) czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 00:43: Fri 10 Oct 2014
By the way, you have a couple of easily correctable faults with your application.
  1. As stated here, you have to be using the welcome tool, and it looks like you're just allowing to coast on its default values right now. Please try to come up with a more custom welcome for your wikia. Think of the points that you'd like to make to all new users about your wikia, and then write those into your welcome. You'll also likely want to change w:c:constantine:MediaWiki:Welcome-user away from @latest (which could allow Wikia Staff to sign) and towards @sysop, which would allow the local admin who's edited most recently to sign.
  2. You've got too many stubs. We here at ComDev define a stub as any page shorter than 200 bytes. And we only allow 20% of your articles to be stubs. Your stubs currently account for 24% of your total articles. Just flesh out three or four of your shortest articles and you should be fine.
Please don't let any of this discourage you; it shouldn't take you very long at all to eradicate these two li'l problems. Thanks :) czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 01:04: Fri 10 Oct 2014
Hmm, I was completely unaware that the welcome tool wasn't set, thank you for the notice. As for the abundance of article stubs, the movie, which the wiki was founded from, did not give coherent enough information for most articles to be filled, and, the majority of the stub pages are pages for the TV which has not aired yet. Therefore, I can't make up for the bountiful number of article stubs until the show airs..OmegaWulfgar (talk) 11:47, October 10, 2014 (UTC)
Also, I've fixed the link.OmegaWulfgar (talk) 11:49, October 10, 2014 (UTC)
Hey, let's move this discussion over to w:c:constantine:Message Wall:OmegaWulfgar! :) czechout@Wikia    fly tardis 15:22: Mon 13 Oct 2014

Every Witch Way WikiEdit

Every Witch Way Logo

Hey JoePlay, I was wondering if you could make a logo and a background for Every Witch Way Wiki. You can use this image in the right for the logo. I want the logo to be called "Every Witch Way Wiki" with the same font. And the background has to be like the Nickelodeon background of Every Witch Way. You can see the background on Nick.com.

❤Fashion❤ (talk) 00:57, October 14, 2014 (UTC)

Hi LoveKiss. Every Witch Way Wiki looks good, so I added it to the approved list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 21:12, October 15, 2014 (UTC)

Blaze and the Monster Machines Wiki Edit

Hello, I am SirBlaze. I would like a PNG wordmark of this logo uploaded to this wiki. I don't want the blue background; just the logo. I want a flame (styled like the first one) coming out of the main logo, reading "WIKI" in a similar typeface. Thanks.

Logo132
Hi SirBlaze. To be approved for design help, Blaze and the Monster Machines Wiki must meet the best practices criteria linked at the top of the page, most importantly, having at least 50 pages. Once those criteria have been met, come back and submit a new request. If you don't want to wait, you could try asking on the Designing Your Wikia forum section here at Community Central. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 16:54, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

Icewind Dale wikiEdit

I am the founder of the Icewind Dale wiki, and I need help in the design of the wiki and some other issues. This wiki fulfills all requirements to get staff assistance. I would request assistance for the following things:

  • Background, there is one installed, but I don't like the way it is currently projected.
  • I need a custom logo and favicon for this wiki and I don't know how to make one. I would prefer a wordmark which adopts the same font as the official logo, if possible
  • Uploading pictures, I would like to have the Icewind Dale wikia adopt the same system for uploading photos as the Baldur's Gate wiki.
  • Url change, because the wiki is not found on the first page of search results on some search engines, for example google currently.
  • Categories not displaying the number of pages to which the specific category is added to.
Hi Dutchman. Icewind Dale Wiki does meet the criteria, so I added it to the list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 20:41, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

New Tricks Wiki Edit

For nearly 8 months now I have been working around the clock to create a rich and vibrant place for fans of New Tricks. I am a huge fan of the BBC show, however I simply do not have the man power to do everything myself within an appropriate time frame. There is 97 episodes (as of 20th Oct 2014) chalk full of info and there is only so much I can do that does not compromise my university studies. Granted, I have learned A LOT since February, and I do not just mean wiki markup, and I am proud of what I have achieved since then. To be honest all I want is more people to help turn the wiki into one that looks professional, has consistent policies and feels vibrant for anyone who wants to learn more about New Tricks.

In short, I am requesting someone to have a look at my wiki and see what I can do to improve it - some admins would be nice! XD

Thank You, Scott Davidson - Founder and Admin of the New Tricks Wiki

Scott Davidson (talk) 01:17, October 19, 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talk page. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 21:51, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Fairy Tail X791 WikiEdit

Lucy Heartfilia01 (talk) 18:55, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Hi  I'm Lucy and I need help with my Wiki Please help me. http://fairy-tail-x791.wikia.com / wiki / Fairy_Tail_X791_Wiki #   Please help me. Thanks. 

Hi Lucy. I see that you just created Fairy Tail X791 Wiki. To be approved for design help, it must meet the best practices criteria linked at the top of the page. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 21:58, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

The Lorien Legacies Wiki Edit

Hello, Wiki Staff. I ask help for my wiki, The Lorien Legacies Wiki. I'm not all that smart in the wiki-know-how so I was wondering if you could help me out. I just want to have a different, custom background and a graphic wordmark. I may not respond immediately but your help will be appreciated at any time. Thank you.

AuraMaster07 (talk) 15:20, October 23, 2014 (UTC)

Hi AuraMaster07. The Lorien Legacies Wiki is in good shape, so I added it to the approved list and will follow up with you there. JoePlay WikiaStaff2.png (talk) 17:42, October 23, 2014 (UTC)

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