I didn't know that they don't show up in the recent changes, wtf.
stuff like the ben 10 post would be a delete.
I added a category that fan made stuff can be dumped into.
maybe add a category for anime and manga discussions.
the images they upload don't show up as normal images, so only delete inappropriate ones.
Yeah, Discussions itself is still in its developmental stage.
I recall mention of them working on a way to have them show up in recent changes. I know they'll have a report function where administration will get notifications if something against the policy occurs.
Anyway, I won't create another category until the feature sees more use. Thanks.
Edit: Looks like I can't edit the categories anyway.
Hey Sxerks! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.
In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Discussions.
If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.
Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!
Hello. By tomorrow the Bible Black Wiki will leave Wikia/FANDOM and move to its own host at www.bibleblackwiki.com. Is it possible to maintain affiliation with Animanga using the footer? Or is this only possible on Wikia hosted sites?
I already gathered from user Munchvtec that the new wiki cannot be linked with the series template on the Bible Black page you have on the Animanga wiki. It has been added to the Other Wikis.
You can probably add your own version of the footer to your site that links back here.
Is the wiki actually being deleted by the staff? or are you deleting the pages?
It seems like you could tone it down to a very basic wikipedia set of info and just point out that the other wiki has more in depth info and link to it.
I should not have to contact you for every little thing; you're the bureaucrat and the only admin here. Your wall is filled with ignored messages, times I had to contact you regarding issues and messages from others that other individuals responded to. That's not okay. This wikia has over 3,500 articles and no sysops?
Inactivity and condescending behavior is seen from you elsewhere as well; I'd rather not have to bring those up. As I'm busy with working here, I'd like to keep this short and quick. These are my ideas:
You remain as bureaucrat. No one is trying to take that position away from you.
I am also in full support of Munchvtec's proposal for administrative rights. I am a casual contributor, and I regularly use and reference the wiki, and I have noticed the lack of an active bureaucrat/admin. It is concerning that basic administrative tasks are not being tended to here. This is such an important wiki for the anime/manga community on Wikia that it deserves a bureaucrat who is attentive and proactive.
Munchvtec is a dedicated member of the wiki, their edits are good, and they are attentive to the community needs. I would like to see them be given the administrative privileges that would allow them to more fully support and develop the wiki.
I understand what it's like to become too busy to lead a project you've cared for. One of the best feelings is seeing a project continue to grow and thrive with the help of others when I can no longer do so. It's a fundamental aspect of any wiki community that improvement and growth is a collaborative effort, and it's a normal course of action when the current bureaucrats are no longer proactive and readily available to appoint new ones. Thankfully, there are established editors here who are proactive and have shown leadership, such as Munchvtec addressing the issues of the community's needs with you.
Thank you, Sxerks, for all you've done to help the community come this far. And now, in order for the Animanga wiki to continue to improve and grow, it needs an attentive and proactive bureaucrat/administrative team. Please help the community continue to improve and grow by appointing such a team.
I understand the concern about Sxerks activity. We all have lives outside of wikia and that's where inactivity can come from.
Activity on the wiki is the best its been in a while. The majority of us here would make good Admins/Content Moderators. Spam on the wiki isn't that common. Even with 3-4 user editing regularly, we are still a small wiki. However, I don't believe we don't need another admin at this time.
I respect Sxerks for giving us the user rights we have, and will respect Sxerks' choice on this matter.
Spam on the wikia is actually very common, Besty. Just yesterday, an article named "Porn Hub" was up for about 7 hours before being deleted. Not okay and I'm tired of reporting things to vstf. I implore you to go through the deletion logs and his message wall. The only thing Sxerks does without having to be asked is the spotlights. I would expect my children not to have to be asked to do their part around the house. So, I expect the same out of the figure we're supposed to look up to.
Inactivity is fine, but when a bereaucrat becomes inactive and can no longer do his job, he needs to promote others who can. This wikia is neglected and if he continues to neglect it, he can be demoted by FANDOM Staff.
With your rights, you can rollback vandalism. That's of no use when people are creating actual articles. With my rights, I can moderate threads on a dead wikia where no one uses them. I can count our user base on one hand and we have 3,500+ articles. We might as well not even have rights at all if they aren't helping us.
This reminded me of a thread from quite a while back when a user asked Dan for admin rights, take a quick read.
User rights are not rewards they are a responsibility. Just want to make sure everyone reading this understands that.
Let's go over what a sysop's responsibilities are and how they relate to this wiki:
Protection (see log): as you can see this is hardly an issue.
Banning (see log): on average a handful a month, easily taken care of.
Deletion (see log): Recently just duplicate/unused images, again not insurmountable for one person.
Now, items like the spam page you mentioned, I would prefer that those are blanked, marked for deletion, and the VSTF contacted. These are typically cross-wiki spammers and should be reported so that it cleans other wikis and any blacklisting/ip banning can be updated site-wide.
As noted, the forum and chat aren't really used much, so adding more mods then we already have would be pointless at this time. I'm not really sure why they aren't used more considering this is a hub, if the activity picks up, I will add more moderators.
As another note, when I see the need for or someone asks for user rights, I do what amounts to a background check on their edits and interactions on other wikis (not just the ones they list, but any I can find), and this is a heavy influence on my decisions.
Munchvtec, I gave my answer the first time, the continual pestering isn't really helping.
I can't see giving you the ability to sysop rights and the ability to delete, when have incorrectly marked items for deletion.
The last extra sysops we had here was about 2-3 years ago, and there really hasn't been a huge difference in issues. At this time I can offer that right to Besty17, assuming he accepts the responsibility.
VSTF should always be a last resort, you need to be around for things like that and if you cannot be around, let others who can be around handle these things. It's not our job to report people to take care of users that are vandalizing other wikias. What matters here is the Animanga wikia.
More mods would not be added. If you were to do as I asked, there would only be one mod.
You can do whatever background checks you like. If you've looked into my background, I'm an established member of several communities. Nothing you find will tell you I'm a bad editor. What is influencing you to say no? My attitude towards your inactivity and how you don't help your community?
You only ever answered the first time I asked, which was years ago. You gave me Mod rights which you yourself say aren't all that useful.
If you need to be pestered about things that the wikia needs, that's your fault.
When have I incorrectly marked things for deletion? If I have, that's reason enough to say no? Incorrectly marking something for deletion means everything else I've done means nothing? Marking an article or image for deletion gives others reason to discuss it as well before you, the bureaucrat, deletes it. Also, if you're talking about the Gundam Build Fighters image. I marked it for deletion and me and another user discussed it. It was to be kept.
There are barely any issues here because I deal with them. Where were you when Staff contacted you recently? Or when users need help? More users go to my wall for assistance these days.
If Besty wants the right, that's fine and I'd be happy to have someone here that can be around more than you can.
Now Sxerks, don't think appointing Besty17 means you can run off and continue to neglect the wikia. I know how often you get on, try to be more active here. That's your responsibility. If you aren't, you'll just continue to be pestered.