I understand that you are aport of the staff for all things Wikia. I feel that what we had on the Barney Wiki was fine and they were designed in specific ways for reasons (I'm not the designer of some of them however). Now thanks to the new Portable Inforboxes, the episodes of seasons ten and eleven are messed up. As well, some of the images aren't in full size like they use to be which is a little annoying. It would just be better for our community that they remain the way they are. With certain infoboxes, they were labeled at the top to be an episode or home video, but now there's nothing up top so our viewers know which is which. As well, episode inforboxes are in bold while albums aren't...Please revert them to the way they are. I and the admins liked it the way we had. Are you doing this to all wikia's? Thank you.
Hi, Barney. We've been moving many of our communities to use Portable Infoboxes for the last 3 years, throughout the FANDOM network. In the cases where a community is seeing a great deal of traffic (as Barney Wiki is), they are also generally experiencing high mobile traffic (for which Portable Infoboxes are almost always the best option). "It would be better for our community that they remain the way they are" and "we liked it the way we had" are not reasons we can really work with, especially when there are things we can, in fact, fix.
Our Vanguard volunteer team tried to contact your admin and got no response. We'll be happy to work with you to create better templates, but we do need to actually interact with you to do that. Please contact Sophiedp about the changes you need to make the PIs work properly.
The launch of the new design wasn't necessarily within my control... there were quite a few editors champing at the bit to get started with the conversion, so I didn't want to keep them waiting. The conversion to Portable Infobox didn't necessarily need to happen before the design conversion, so ultimately we just went ahead with the launch. There's no need to apologize about the timeline of things, it's just how stuff works out sometimes.