It didn’t even dawn on me at the time, that maybe a large issue in that thread was you feeling I was advertising a wiki:
1) Even if people were advertising or sharing their wikis, good. The site is largely wiki based so it’s nice that people share them and new series around for others to learn of.
2) Advertising wikis is one of those things I support other people doing, but is not something I would do myself. Aside for the wiki promotions on this Fandom site (which don’t even work so now I just use them to share fun blogs) I never share wikis to advertise them and this has come up before so it’s sensible to be clear.
Do you remember that Discussions post where I shared the comment in a blog and you mistook it for an attempt at promoting a wiki? I wasn’t, I was sharing it to show a comment relevant to what we were discussing. Exactly the same with that thread, I was sharing the Maiden Rose wiki not to advertise but since that was a suitable example to back up the points being made.
To think I'm some kind of gormless imbecile of a buffoon going around random Discussions posts and threads – that no will would ever even see, to try and plug the wikis I'm on… kindly don’t depict me in such a manner.
I mean I am a gormless imbecile of a buffoon for real, I just don’t want anyone to find out because I might feel self conscious.
If the wiki examples to back up the points I was making were misconstrued as an odd attempt at me advertising a wiki, that would certainly explain what went on. That admin thought both our replies were not nice, but with mine I was just saying those things to lighten the mood. I am sorry if they did hurt your feelings, no way at all was that the goal, honestly it was just confusing, understandably now.
Do hope that clears things, sure it’s good to move on which brings us right back to square one: namely staff not taking part in communities when they announce they want to. It’s an interesting comedy sketch I guess, eh.
I am glad of that, it was kind of like some spiralling water down a plughole, well briefly, so good to be out of that at least.
Might be worth waiting if staff would like to comment? If it’s any consolation I am trying to keep things on topic with the benefit of actual cases. Either way the staff on there, when they are on there (whole decreased involvement and all) did seem to want to answer their whole decline in the Fandom community and I would certainly hope they could change their planned direction. I genuinely cannot see how the new plan can help people, I don’t know maybe I’m missing something but worth hearing them out.
But both we and everyone else who could have benefitted from answers were waiting for staff to reply? We can’t get our clarifications if the thread staff need to take part on is gone XD
Also since everyone took part isn’t it fair to consider it everyone’s thread? Instead of pulling the rug out from everyone kindly reinstate the thread for staff to answer yours, mine and others related concerns?
Start your own thread and maybe you will get FANDOM staff to reply. Hijacking my thread to get a FANDOM staff reply that is off topic to my intended topic is not the way to go. If you try it again, I will remove the thread again.
Hello, could you help me, I am trying to make a portable infobox like this, but it not looks like that, more is on this thread. Also, could help with this template? Do you see this part saying fifth place, could you add a space, please?
Hey I think I remember seeing you make a comment about AWB having some problems/needing some updates. I may be wrong though. If that was you and have some suggestions for how to improve it for Wikia/Fandom, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Well that's a fair point but they are pretty easy to get in contact with for most people. You can drop them a note on Phabricator or on the projects webpage, Sourceforge or GIT, IRC, etc.
If you have any ideas for improvement of AWB, let me know and I might be able to do them or ask one of the devs to do it. My status on the WMF sites aside I have good relations with the devs and I have a pretty good track record for getting changes done. I'm just limited to doing things that are not WMF specific since some people have threatened to get the devs in trouble because of my status there.