Wanted to stop by and congratulate you on the adoption. You truely deserve them, and I'm sure you will turn this wikia into something great.
If you need me for anything, let me know. I've been a little bit less active because I was focussing on binging the series and I also had The 100 wikia to maintain. But now I've finished the series and I'm happy to help with anything you'd need.
Check out your Admin Dashboard, which can by found by clicking "Admin" on the bottom toolbar -- it has links to all your new tools. Please let me know if you have any questions, and good luck with your new (old) wiki!
My name is Taya. I recently (today) started watching the FDTD series on Netflix. Being an experienced wikia user myself, I thought i'd come and check out the wikia for a bit.
I saw on the mainpage that this wikia is under construction and I after reading the code of conduct I think I could be really helpful on the wikia. I know my way around them to do a bit more evolved editing through my experience as the current bureaucrat and admin on The 100 Wikia.
So I guess this is me offering my assistance in any editing you might consider needs to be done urgently. For starters I noticed the collapseboxes on the bottom of the main page aren't updated with S2 titles and S3 doesn't even have a box yet. I think the code of conduct mentioned no editing of templates, so I haven't edited it yet but I could if you'd need that to be handled.
Sidenote : I haven't watched the movies because movies aren't really my thing but even though I'm only on 1x02 right now I do plan to finish the show within the next few days so by then I'd be fully up to speed on all the information.
I would appreciate that greatly! :) For editing, it would definitely be like character pages that need images or have episode summaries be updated, the templates for the episodes (definitely). In my opinion, I would update the templates just so the wikia can be up to speed on and the code of conduct could definitely use an update as well. I'm trying to update the pages on appearance templates, pictures for the infobox/galleries and expand them more for other users.
I thank you so much for your time to help the wikia as well. :)
Okay well since I'm currently bingeing the show maybe it'd be a good idea for me to check who is in which episode? And add some minor information that slipped in the grand scheme of things (like Kate being in her senior year at the beginning of the series for example). Just details like that which you might miss when you watch it like, weekly.
I'll try to do that for the character pages. As far as images go I haven't searched the web yet and I don't really know the wikia's image policy (could you link it for me?). Episode summaries I might do at some point later in time, but when I binge I like to do a handful of episodes back to back so that's not the best time to write summaries cause I could blur the lines.
What exactly do you mean by 'templates for the episodes' ? You mean episode infoboxes? Also not entirely sure what you mean by 'appearance templates'. Do you have a link?
And if you're giving me permission to update the navboxes at the bottom of the main page I can go ahead and do that no problem. I'll obviously won't edit the code of conduct because that's an admin's job, but if you want me to suggest some stuff I'd gladly help out :)
For the templates for the episodes, I was talking about the collapse and titles needing updated. The appearance templates are for the episodes that the characters/locations and other sorts have appeared in. If you look in the character appearance section, like Amancio Malvado#Appearances.
And yes, I'm giving permission for the navboxes at the bottom of the main page. And I would be happy for some suggestions. As I said, I'd just want to see the wikia updated and look great for other users/fans. :)
Well as far as main page format goes, I noticed it doesn't really have a theme and things are a bit out of place there. For example you could make the twitter & facebook logos a bit smaller. + they get repeated at the top of the page and in the right colum. Also what I think could improve things is a chat? Have you previously considered that or not? Also maybe a nitpick but the welcome to /wikia logo/ username set-up is a bit weird. You might consider changeing it to Welcome, /username/ to /wikia logo/.
I noticed the wikia's theme is shades of red & orange and stuff. But the link color is still blue. Maybe you could change that to a vibrant yellow or something, to match this theme? Or is there a specific meaning behind the blue color? I might have not seen it yet if it's in the story. Same thing with the green text about trolls, I believe.
Sorry if this comes across as a bit invasive. Just wanted to give you these tips because it's what I noticed as a new fan of the show.
& I will get on the episode navbox templates right now :)
Also can I ask what the current staff situation is? You seem to have a bureaucrat who has been inactive for a year and a half, and an admin who's made a total of 10 edits. Is this wikia up for adoption or somehing? Because that seems like a pretty pour distribution of rights with no active contributor having admin rights?
I'm pretty much the only one left (and I'm just a sheriff/chat moderator). I haven't seen OldOneX on for awhile now, and Maccifer gets on rarily. Even in my thinking it's like if you're an admin and trying to make a wiki for others, at least help out more and get on often.
And actually you're right about the styling and all. I welcome opinions and suggestions for the wiki, but I don't have a whole lot of power within some terms of editing templates/navboxes (and I've tried to no avail). For the styling, that was Mac's who did the main page, the designs, etc. The only problem for me is that I have never done a styling for a wiki, just editing articles (episodes, films, characters, lists)
Yeah, it's definetly not the norm that the only people with sysop rights have no activity. I have some experience in wikis (check my profile on this wikia for more info). I think this wikia is definetly a good candidate for adoption. I could assist you in that procedure if you want.
I don't want to give the intention that I'm here to take over the wikia or anything tho :p I'm just trying to suggest what could be best for the wikia. Just let me know if you're not a fan of this.
Yeah, then adoption seems the best idea. You'd be a perfect candidate for it, since you're already doing most of the managing anyways. Do you have experience with adopting wikias & bureaucrat rights?
I know for one they'll ask you to communicate the request for adoption to the wikia. I'm not sure who the other frequent contributors on the wikia are, but if you make a forum post letting them know you're considering adoption, then they'll be aware of it (+ you can include that link in the request file that the wikia staff will have you fill in.)
Okay, that complicates things but no worries, I'll help you with it.
First of all you'd need to determine who would be reliable and who has the skills and the desire to become part of the wikia staff. A wikia this size can probably have one bureaucrat and two admins (don't worry, upon adopting a wikia you could ask the staff to demote the current people if you feel that needed).
You might want to have a conversation with them first, on their talk page. Or you might want to go make a forum right away (in case you don't talk to them often). It depends on if you want to adopt the wikia yourself, or if you think another contributor would be better at handling the responsibility.
In that forum you should adress the community and make the statement that you'd want to adopt the wikia. There you should ask the community if they'd have any objections, etc.
Then you can go ahead and make an adoption request, and you link the forum to the staff. They'll read it through, check if you meet the requirements (having edited for over a week, the longer the better. Abscence of current admins/bureaucrats,.. that kind of stuff.
I already checked and I don't see a reason why they wouldn't let you adopt the wikia, aside from maybe the inexperience but you could write me up as a refference if you feel like it. I'll be glad to help in the process like I said.
Thanks :) I've edited some more pages from early season 1, and I tried uploading some pictures. I looked for pictures that were already on the wikia, but because the descriptions aren't as detailed (f.e. Kate1x04 instead of KateMotelPool1x04) it wasn't easy to find the precise ones, so I also uploaded a few on my own.
Apologies if the 'Images of' category thing hasn't been applied to all. It's an entire new sytem for me to get used to, so I might still forget from time to time
I also saw that for example the motel owner has a page. Do all minor characters have those? Or do you guys have a 'Minor Character' page? Where all of these stubs are put in one place? Because that would be way easier I think :)
You're fine. I can categorize the pictures soon. OldOneX created the motel owner page, so I had no involvement in that except trying to expand it. I could probably create a minor characters page in a little bit or a character guide, with main/recurring characters having a short summary and a link to their page, while the minors have a summary, pic and appearances, with no stand-alone page. I just don't know how to delete pages (categories, articles) that aren't needed or if I even can for that matter.
I just noticed with the image thing that the category "images" isn't used for.. well, Images. I see it's more used as an umbrella-category for the 'Images of....' groups. So do you want me to take the tags off of the images that I labeled with them?
Also I've been applying 'Screencaps Season 1' to the screencaps, but I'm wondering if that solely includes screencaps, or can it also be episode promos? Because the title does suggest only screencaps but I don't know what this wikia's understanding of that term is so I thought it'd just ask :)
Ah, no problem. We all have real lives going on. I had to pause after bingeing S1 too for a bit.
Little sidenote : Will you be asking bureaucrat rights, or admin rights? Cause bureucrat gives you the abilty to promote co-admins which the wikia might need at some point. Also, maybe the forum is better placed under 'news and announcements' and highlighted?
Brief update - I haven't edited because I'm stuck on episode 2x05. Something went wrong with our netflix subscription, and so I haven't been able to watch in over a week. And I'm seriously bummed about that. But maybe there's something I can do in the process (something S1-related maybe?)
I just edited it and put the two links of the forum I made about the adoption. I'll ask Bree, Aboutnici, etc. if they have any objections or not. I think I saw Bree's message about being a good choice, but I'd rather check again and see.
That sounds great. Go ahead. :) That would help a lot. Should we just do a separate template for culebras and vampires? Did they ever mention the names of the other bandmates played by Jimmy Bennett and Alina Vegas? I only got Daniel Zovatto's.
Hi, I was told you are one of the admins in charge of this roleplaying wikia. The reason I am messaging you is to ask for permission and see if the adminds here would let me post a forum message (and possibly have it highlighted highlight it ) to alert people on this wikia that might be interested in checking out my wikia that I have (http://fearlessdivaproductions.wikia.com/wiki/Fearless_Diva_Productions_Wiki) where I produce original stories that some people might want to read. Do you know of any other wikias where I could alos spread the word? Would you also want to affiliate with the Stitchers, Pretty Little Liars, Orphan Black and Fearless Diva Productions Wikia?
Also happy holidays! :) I bring to you a gift of sorts in the form of the 6th episode of Inferno's successful 1st season! It's called The Things You Can't Outrun ” which is one of two Eric centric episodes, where we really dive into his backstory. The episode was primarily written by Jay(Jay-Jay-A) and had Erik(PLLGuy333) (and I Fearless Diva) as creative consultants. I hope that if you check it out that you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it! Please don't hesitate to drop by the episode's page and review! I cannot wait to see what you all have to say! Thank you so much for your dedication! <3
You can also check out the character pages, pages giving more in depth information about the various supernatural creatures in this universe we've created by simply going to my own wiki aptly titled:Fearless Diva Productions(http://fearlessdivaproductions.wikia.com/wiki/Fearless_Diva_Productions_Wiki). Don't be shy and check them out please! Once your done reading, I'd appreciate if you reviewed the chapter!:) Thanks a bunch! Haven't read Inferno yet? Well you can start from the beginning and get all caught up now!
P.S.: Like others before me, how I got started was I had an idea for an original series and asked the helped of my fellow wikians by auditioning characters. By clicking on the link below, it will take you to the blog entry I have on here that explains the concept more and you are all free to audition characters.
Please show the wikia and my series some love by checking it out, helping out with editing it and reviewing it! <3
As you all know I have my own wikia:Fearless Diva Productions where we are posting original stories. Right now it's mostly Inferno stuff, but I am happy to report that we now also have Jay's popular series:Handsome Little Liars also being showcased on my wikia along with Horrifically Wicked Tales: HIVE Academy and Inferno's spin-off Bloodlines.;) So be on the look out for that!