Hi Joe! We've talked briefly on the Peter Pan Wiki; um, just wondering, how long does it usually take for Wikia to be updated with changes? When I searched for Peter Pan, the introduction text has been updated, but the image is still not showing, so I'm curious if this is normal.
Also, I know it's a slightly different case from the Peter Pan Wiki, but is it possible for you to help make some changes on the Alice in Wonderland Wiki? I have written to three of the most recently logged-in admins, and with one of the replies I got the implication that the only reason they aren't making the changes I suggested themselves, was to keep the wiki open for adoption, for if any of them made the adjustment, people will have to wait another 60 days to be able to file the request. The founder even went to take down his bureaucrat and sysop rights. The whole conversation can be seen here (the proposal of adjustments) : Thread:841127. But like I said, even when I'm given the blessing to adopt the wiki, I don't think it's right for someone to adopt it without a true passion for it, so I'm hoping that since the founder, although now no longer having any rights, seems fine with the changes, can the staff do it? I also tried to start with the simple thing like replacing the wordmark, however, the wiki would not let me update the file; File:Wiki-wordmark.png this page is unlock but it says <Use Theme Designer to upload wordmark or wiki background> when I tried to update it, seems like regular users can't replace the file after all. I've updated the version on another image on the same wiki File:Alice in Wonderland Wiki.png. Hope it can be done! Thanks!
I reviewed the situation. Since you have no interest in adopting the community, and because I feel that the updates you're proposing (logo and navigation menu) are good improvements, I did as you asked and made the updates myself.
Thanks for taking the time to update the navigation and logo for that wiki!
The reason for the delayed respond is also because I want to ask about some other questions and wanted to thoroughly looked through what's been laid out on Help pages to avoid asking stuff that had already been addressed. I don't think I've found what I was looking for... so here I am!!
Is there some sort of Wikia official bot that will specifically take care of deleting duplicate or almost-but-not-exact images on wikis? I mean, I immediately thought about bots and I looked it up; I thought the sentence "Bots are most often used in short runs to make repetitive edits to many pages" kind of qualifies. If there is this hypothetical bot, where can I request for help of using it?
If there is no bot that functions as what is described above, is there a Wikia official position, like a Wikia-wide moderator, to manually handle this? If so, where is the place to send in requests?
If there is no such Wikia position as what is described above, and a wiki currently has no active admin, therefore having no one to change user rights, is there a page on Community Central to request a change of user rights on certain wikis? I'm not looking for becoming an administrator and/or bureaucrat, nor do I want to be in charge of the direction of an entire wiki (yes, I do know how to file for adoption but that's not what I'm looking for). On Help:User rights the moderator section, it only talks about chat moderator and for message wall or forum, but I've also seen on some wikis there's "Image Moderator"; is this a position open for requests?
I have read what's on Community Central:Community Development Team/Requests as it was the next thing I thought of after reading about bots; unfortunately, I'm not an admin, nor are the admins on the wikis I felt needing the image helps active. Is there a similar page for requests regarding to wikis in this situation?
In case specifics are needed... I'm asking all this stuff because of those two wikis:
The first one has 4,000+ images while the second one has 500+.
On the Oz Wiki, I know for certain I've seen some of the images being uploaded more than four times. There's also complication like sometimes it's a scan or a photo of an image so that they aren't the exact duplicate but you can still tell they are supposed to be the same image, just of different qualities. Those won't show up when using the special page searching for duplicate, but there's still the ones that will show up using this method. I thought about asking for VSTF, but I don't think those duplicate images are necessarily uploaded with spam intensions, just that those two wikis probably don't have a good catalog system for people to check what images have already been added short of going through the whole thing. Really hope there's a way to deal with this situation, because I think those two are great wikis with good materials, just that right now the amount of duplicate images is kind of spoiling them. (for me at least)
If nothing can be done, I still thank you for reading this!!
For questions 1 and 2, there is no bot or staff position specifically for handling duplicate images. That said, in reponse to questions 3 and 4, if there are no active admins and you want to do some clean-up, I would encourage you to put in an adoption request if the situation meets the guidelines listed there. If approved, you will be given the admin user right on those communities.
Block HamClub13 For the following reasons
1. Advertised for something that's not Nintendo on Fantendo
2. Tried to make the Fantendo Wiki Shut Down
3. Sweated to skypawpatrol when she does not like swearing
4. Bullied the user DoodleFox
I am one of the admins of the DreadOut Wikia, an Indonesian Indie Horror Game created by Digital Happiness. I've been informed by one of the regular members of the Wiki of the "Horror Game Footer" and I was wondering if you could by any chance add the footer to DreadOut as well as add DreadOut into the template. If you could, that would be great for the wikia :)