Oh hello, everybody! Michael here, with a very special Featured Wikian report for you. Yes, yes, I know it's been a while since we have done a Featured Wikian post. In my new role here at Wikia I am looking at rebooting this program, and picking up where we left off, as well as looking at different formats for these posts.
Needless to say, I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you all today to none other than Alaric Saltzman -- long time community member and Vampire Diaries expert!
Wikia: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Alaric Saltzman: My username is Alaric Saltzman. I picked that name because he was one of my favourite characters from The Vampire Diaries. But my real name is Aljoša (pronounced AHLY-osh-ah). I live in Serbia and I really like TV Shows. My favourites are: The Vampire Diaries, Nikita, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars and Glee. (plus LOST and V) I'm also a huge movie and book fan! And I'm a Potterhead!
Wikia: How did you first discover Wikia?
Alaric Saltzman: In the early 2010, I had a website about an online game called Club Penguin. I posted news and tips for the game and I've found awiki about it. It had a lot of info so I used some of it on my site. In February 2010, I've started to watch The Vampire Diaries and I started to visit TVD Wiki for news and spoilers. In June 2010 I stopped working on the site and started to edit on The Vampire Diaries Wiki and a couple of others.
Wikia: Which wikias do you spend the most time on -- and which is your main wikia?
Alaric Saltzman: The Vampire Diaries Wiki. I also edit on Nikita2010 Wiki which I created. I also created The Secret Circle Wiki. And sometimes I edit on How I Met Your Mother Wiki.
Wikia: What do you like about Wikia?
Alaric Saltzman: If you want friends who don't live near you, this is a place for you. Each wikia is a special community where fans gather and talk about their favourite shows, movies or books. They all support each other.
Wikia: How has Wikia inspired you or supported your passions?
Alaric Saltzman: It inspired my passion for coding.
Wikia: What would your top 5 tips for new folks on a wikia be?
Alaric Saltzman: 1. If you see an error on the Wiki, don't be shy and fix it. 2. If you love a TV show, movie or a book, find a wiki about it and contribute. Because if you love something and work on it you will enjoy doing it. Never start a fight on wiki. Users are there to read and contribute, not to read your arguments. 4. Read the rules and obey them. 5. Always respect other users.
Wikia: What would you like to see that isn't on Wikia already?
Alaric Saltzman: It would be great if Wikia adds automatic template creator. It would be easier for new users who have no experience.
Wikia: Thank you so much, Alaric, for the fantastic answers and feedback!
Hey Wikia community, do you know someone who should be featured here in the staff blog? Leave a comment on the Featured Wikian nominations page with your nominee's username and a sentence or two on why they should be included. Note: I will be going through the backlog of nominations and checking in with past nominees. Stay tuned for more Featured Wikian posts in the near future!