I recently realised that our wiki doesn't have an official fandom app (unlike Pokémon Wikia or Dragon Ball Wikia), and I think we definitely need one because it would be much more comfortable to edit and write comments with it. However, I don't know how to make one, so I'd love to receive help from you or any other staff member who had already made one.
the community has a fully curated main page and that Discussions is enabled, so that the community is ready for mobile users. You can find out more about how to curate our mobile main page here: Help:Mobile Main Page, More information about Discussions can be found here: Help:Discussions
Another requirement is for the community to be as mobile-friendly as possible, for example, to have portable infoboxes. For more information on what mobile-friendly means in this context and how you can improve your wiki's portability (should this be necessary), see here: w:c:portability:Intro_to_Portability
Hey, don't know if my message on The Orville Wiki went through or not, but I will just repeat it again here to (hopefully) get a reply or update on the matter:
While I've deeply appreciated you giving me Content Moderator rights on the Wiki, I'm starting to think it isn't enough for me to really take control and grow the community. We've been getting more contributors and pages lately which naturally means more instances of vandalism and a demand for general maintenance. This is why I'm formally requesting you grant me Bureaucratic rights so I may be the person to do just this.
I have over 700 edits and have been active on the Wiki for months now. In addition to that I've successfully created the Manual of Style and desire to do more with writing rule/policy pages. I've made it an effort to connect with the users and engage in community or Fandom based activities for the majority of my time editing there.
Bureaucratic rights would allow me to do really deep edits on the Wiki's fundamental aspects, stop vandalism and rule breaking in it's tracks, and even create more Orville Wiki staff in the future.
If there's anything that's making you skeptical about granting me these tools or something you'd like me to do or wait for in the meantime, please do not hesitate to inform me!
Hi. I'm JohnJD1302, and I'm active on the Just Dance Wiki and I'm an admin on the Twenty One Pilots Wiki. I saw you recently on the Just Dance Wiki recommending the admins there to implement portable infoboxes.
I've recently been listening to a lot of Coldplay and I love their music. I visited the Coldplay Wiki and I've noticed how outdated and inactive it is. The last time an admin edited in the wiki was in 2008, and the theme design was in the Mylo Xyloto-era. I've also seen that the infoboxes were inconsistent and they do not use the new infobox markup.
I'm actually planning on adopting the Wiki soon (since you know, there are no active admins). So if you could be so kind, can you please help me fix up the infoboxes for the Coldplay Wiki? I'm not really good with CSS, and the new infoboxes you implemented on the Just Dance Wiki look great! So... yeah. We'll talk more about specifics. Thank you :)
EDIT: I just saw one of the templates uses the new infobox markup... I think... I don't know I kinda still need your help..
I wanna see if you can help me out with infoboxes (for songs, albums, etc.)
Hey Fish, for some reason this won't post on The Orville Wiki but there's another user who's been vandalizing Yaphit's page.  is the link to the IP in question. I assume you will take care of it accordingly.
For the purpose of series that have multiple canons/continuities/timelines I'd like to be able to have a general information tab for something that might be essentially basic overview of a topic, followed several other tabs each for specific timeline. For example Wolfenstein series could be split into possibly up to four or five tabs based on the different series splits and reboots, and timelines. But I'd like it to be loose enough that there can be more or fewer tabs depending on the need of the content.
Over on Wing Commander Wiki it might be useful to split into two tabs, the 'hybrid' history for main 'canon', then tab for specifics to the games (which might contain more technical gameplay related materials and general basics of the storyline form the games only).
Then there is my Sierra wikis stuff like King's Quest or Gabriel Knight, or Police Quest, which also have essentially reboots or multiple timelines/storylines... It might be useful to have at tab for each one. For example Graham right now has the main page which is for the classic canon, but I have another page which is for the reboot canon. Right now those two pages are enough for the tabs. But a third tab for 'fan related' material might also be useful as well. But it would be nice to condense what is 3 pages into one page with tabs to switch between them.
Gabriel Knight would need 2-3 tabs, one for the original series, one for the 20th anniversary reboot, and the novels themselves.
Police Quest also has a need for a tab for both original series timeline, and PQ1 remake timeline, and finally the novels information. Not every article would need the PQ1 tab, but most would probably need the option of at least 2 tabs if possible.
Of course not every page would need the tab system, just only pages that are already split into two or more separate continuity pages.
I would appreciate any help with this if possible!Baggins (talk) 19:54, November 15, 2017 (UTC)
So, a couple of things here to talk about. The navigational tabs you are talking about have a couple of different manners of implementation. The ones at Wookiepedia are created using a very specific setup, which is not easily transplanted to other communities. In particular, it uses some programming in Lua that we wouldn't recommend unless you could maintain it. There are other options, with varying levels of maintenance skill, that will doubtless be effective. Before we get to that, though, the better question is whether or not tabbed navigation is a good fit for your communities (and wow, is that a lot of communities you've got there!).
In case you weren't aware, my primary job role is making sure that communities work well on all platforms (desktop, mobile, and beyond). Across our communities, traffic is about 65% (on average) on / from mobile devices. Navigation is one of those tricky things to get right, and some methods of navigation work better on mobile devices than others. The question is sometimes not "can I?", but "should I?". And yet another factor to consider is if and how your community's organization / topology affects the findability (in terms of search engine awareness) and general readability (for your readers). We don't want to make it too difficult for your users to find what they're looking for.
So, let's use Wilhelm Strasse on Wolfenstein as an example, since he's one of your popular pages. He appears in multiple games and presumably multiple continuities. But the most common way his article(s) would be found would still be "Wilhelm Strasse Wolfenstein", or some close Google variation. Are seekers likely to search by "Deathshead New Order"? Sure, maybe, but we're still talking about the same guy and generally the same article, and frankly, that article is excellent in terms of organization. Breaking that up into separate articles may not be a good thing at all. On the other hand, if an article topic has fundamentally different and contradictory information depending on the continuity, that makes it an excellent candidate for a full article split; I'd recommend using subpages, such as William_J._Blazkowicz/RPG. If you go in this direction, the Help:Tab view extension may be a good fit.
We actually talked quite about these in the Making Great Articles and Mercury Town Halls recently. There's no one single way of addressing all those situations, so they might take some more thought and planning.
Normaly break things up for KQ for example Graham and Graham (KQGS). There are acouple of small outlier pages as well such as Graham (Bravery), Graham (Wisdom), and Graham (Compassion) for the personality split/choices accessible in the reboot Canon, as well as other minor pages like Graham (Hoyle 1) which is more of a transcript page for Graham's commentary in that game.
There is also a Graham (unofficial) which is for fan games, and may cover many different interpretaiotn of the character. But out of necessicity fan material is treated as very secondary to anything else. For example I don't allow links to fan games form the mane page. But there is a link to a Fan game index/cover page at the top of the main page.
As for Wolfenstien related articles there are two branches of continuity I'd say are the most defined... The first is one that that followes real world history more or less, and WW2 ends with Allies victory much as in our real universe.
The other is New Order stuff which basically is an alternate universe where the Nazis won.
Now, Blazcowicz for example marries or dates completely different person in each timeline, and eac has a very different 'past' history. One growing up in Milwakuee for example, and the other growing up in Texas. Two distinct personalites as well.
Hope you're having a good week, because I need to ask a favor of you. I'd formally like to adopt The Orville wiki. Seeing as you created it and are (currently) the sole Bureaucrat there, it's only through you that I can possibly gain similar rights and start building community there.
Your last edit was September 22nd, and it seems clear you're too busy with Staff Obligations to continue leading the Wiki. That is fine but I have strong desires to take over the Wiki and make it something great. I've edited the Wiki 151 times, partaken in community discussions/rule enforcement, fixed (almost) all the dead end category pages, etc.
The Wiki won't have any chance to thrive if no active Administrators/Bureaucrats are there to lead it. For that reason I hope you do consider granting me the rights to do just that.
I have noticed your great contributions, and hope they keep coming. I have, admittedly, been focused on some other communities, and I hope to devote more time to The Orville soon. At this time, I would suggest you continue to flesh out those pages and build a Manual of Style, as you mentioned (and to aid in that, I'm bumping you to Content Moderator). When you have contributed for more than a few days, I'd be more comfortable turning over admin responsibilities to you. In the meantime, I'll turn on Chat. Before you go activating Forums, keep in mind that Discussions is active and serves most of those needs. Thanks!