Hey, im not sure where to submit this or whatever, but im an admin of a wikia and need a lot of different additions to it—things such as a cleanup template, quote template, merge template, PlayStation buttons templates, and just generally more templates.
Thanks, but I don't know how to actually "copy", or rather incorporate other templates into my wiki. I've tried the "copying" process twice with the quote template and another, and simply nothing happened.
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Jen jsem se chtěl zeptat, zda je možné se na Vás nějak obrátit v češtině? Moc se tu technicky neorientuji, ale působím i na Wikipedii, jaksi v ověřovacím provozu tvořím obsah vlastní wiki v odborné instituci pro památky, kde působím. Dovoluji si takto jen proto, že asi mohu z Vaší přezdívky tušit nějakou možnou spojitost... Zdraví Jan Sommer
I see. Thanks for the clarification. If I needed some help, I would try to use the translator. Unfortunately, I do not know English. Now I just wondered if I can watch updates on wikia.com on the selected page. I do not seem to see anything.
In Fandom Starter Pages, the death place field of Template:Infobox character is mislabeled as "Date of death". Due to this new wikis created on Wikia will have the death place field of Template:Infobox character mislabeled. Can you fix this?
We haven't communicated before, but I'm Matty and I need your help.
I've been reading through some of the old forum discussions from Doctor Who Fanon (don't worry I'm not about to ask you to reconsider advertising DWF on Tardis again!) and it seems you could give me some valuable advice.
As you prophesied, DWF went through another one of its reoccurring dormant periods again recently. This time, however, it was my fault. I lost interest due to a failing user base and abandoned the wiki around about a year ago. Luckily, a new user adopted the wiki recently and this - along with my increased spare time - has spurred me into an active period.
Yet, I know that, if there is no community on DWF, I will most likely lose interest once again and the wiki shall fall again. That's why I need your help.
Could you give me some advice on how to build an active user base? How do we attract more users? Are there any improvements you can see that DWF desperately needs? Also, could it better comply with Wikia policy?
You may not be a user at DWF but what do you believe our aim, as a wiki, should be? You mentioned previously that it didn't seem as if we had any true, defined aim.
Make it clear on your top navigation, your desktop main page and your mobile page how people can find particular types of fiction. Organise by Doctor, companion, era, historical, futuristic, modern day -- and any other useful descriptors of the fiction's content. If I recall correctly, what I was talking about years ago was that it was really hard to figure out how to find the content. I think there are people interested in fanon who don't care about wholly original fanon. And there are people who love that kinda stuff. Your site should probably cater to those who want to find stories involving Jamie or Rose just as much as those who want to talk about the 53rd Doctor and her companion, Whatever McGee. Navigability is important to any wiki, so the more you improve that, the better chance a stranger has of finding something they like about your wiki.
Toward that end, you may want to consider firmly separating wholly original fanon from that which uses TV-established ones. This could be accomplished by asking, via Special:Contact, for a unique namespace for the original fiction. Make every story that employs only user-created characters have a title like Original:This is My Title. That way, it'll be easier, long-term, to manipulate titles and create lists.
You may even consider splitting the wiki off into a second wiki. Have all the 100% original stuff in its own wiki, while you reserve dwfanon.wikia.com for just stuff involving at least one widely-known character. This would probably make dwfanon more popular in the long-run, as people tend to be more drawn to characters they already know. Meanwhile, the newly-created, original wiki could be a place where you didn't have to worry so much about numbers, but could be a place dominated by a few writers who had a clear idea of what they wanted to write. If that sounds like a lot of work, it's probably not as bad as you think. You can use Special:Export to easily move the pages themselves, while the styling can be easily cut-and-paste from one set of .css pages to the other.
Encourage what writers you have to write regularly. Maybe get them to publish once a week, on the same day each week. Regularity brings loyalty -- and eventually numbers.
Design should probably be more towards BBC Wales than BBC London. Most people drawn to DW these days are more familiar with the 21st century version of the show. Keep your design elements closer to that. The average reader will probably feel more at home.