Just thought I'd tell everyone that without any warning or note whatsoever, external links now popup ad boxes.
Annoyed by the adverts? Welcome to Wikia! They add more adverts every day. It's simply unacceptable, hence why I'm forking.
Oh, sor-ree. Seems every time something looks bad for Wikia, it just so happens to be off-topic. Never mind.
PedroM wrote:You forgot something in your image, I fixed it for you:
Eladkse:Yes, but if the staff were a little less greedy, then maybe we could spare, say, 8 out of TEN adverts we have? Also, some money might be saved if Wikia didn't put thousands of dollars into secretly buying out wikis without community consent.
I recently had a similar code removed from my wiki, so be aware that you are breaking the ToU. <sigh>
I struggle to believe http://www.rollercoaster.wikia.com/ had 13,500 views in the last week considering we have had no anon. edits and most of the edits come from me and two other people.
Also, Quantcast is much more dietailed, offering graphs etc. Admin Dashboard is just childish, and it doesn't even work in monobook.
I recently messaged Wikia on Quantcast about getting access to my wiki's stats. I feel I should, but I'm guessing they won't let me then.
I've read Uncyclopedia articles in the past. I find this article rather funny, do you? However I don't actually like Uncyclopedia, as I feel they get unfair treatment (like being allowed to use Vector).
So basically, there is a point in it, however it is a prime example of inequality on Wikia, along with WowWiki. So I don't like it.
Until a few days ago, Special:RecentChanges on Coasterpedia had all namespaces selectd by default, now it has the two I mentioned earlier as deselected. I can also confirm that creating pages in it doesn't add to the article count, so the namespace is defiantly existent, and not just text on RC. What it doesn't do however is print an "actual" message wall, so it's just a blank page. Hope that helps :)
It's happened to Runescape Wiki too, so I'm going to assume it's Wikia-wide. @Staff: Why are you clogging up my wiki with namespaces I never have and (hopefully) never will use?
I'm confusedd as to why the Message Wall and Message Wall Greeting namespaces being added to the wiki I admin, even though we use talk pages and have no plans to switch. Has this happened everywhere? I sure hope Wikia isn't making Message Wall mandatory :-(
I've seen this for a while now, and it annoys me as I do exactly what you do often. There was no announcement (Unless it happened before March 2012, if which I wouldn't have seen it).
Did you search MediaWiki messages? Maybe we can change it to "File:"through one of them.
Cåm wrote: Wow, this has gone a little off topic :|
Thanks for these answers, I wasn't quite sure what the email was hoping to achieve. Sharing the survey results is definitely a good idea.
And simply not putting users or wikis above one-another would be a better idea.
(After waiting several hours for Wikia to sort their UK server problems)
452 wrote: I think it's unfortunate that Lachlan5963 felt the need to remove his reply because it was being ignored.
Most of my participation in this conversation was regarding the fact that Lachlan5963 is an admin who wanted to give his feedback and receive future emails. The wiki he admins may not have as many pageviews as others like MLP, but that's no reason for his reply to have been completely ignored.
For anyone interested, his removed reply is here: Thread:499678#40.
I've restored it. As people may have seen, I asked Jenburton about joining this clique and got this reply:
Hey Lachlan5963 -
As was explained in the other thread, for this program, we're working specifically with admins on wikis that are in our top several hundred based on pageviews. Thanks for your interest, but unfortunately, based on these guidelines, you're not eligible at this time.
You can always try LOL.
@TwoTailedFox Kudos-ing your own post? Seriously?
452 wrote: I don't think a single person in this thread has said that the survey should have been open to everyone - so you are making a strawman argument.
Sending a single survey email to only a certain group is one thing. Sending a series of informational emails is another.
Even if I don't live in Chicago and don't own a dog, I should be allowed to allowed to subscribe to the Chicago Canine Club email newsletter if I wish.
I wasn't trying to say that everyone should be allowed to take the survey, I'm sorry if it seemed like I did. How would they have efficiently distributed the survey link for a closed sample with a blog post?
Jenburton did not say that future emails would be strictly informational. To quote from the email:
"sometimes the email will focus on a new feature or product change, others may include surveys so we can learn more about what you need from us to be successful"
I'm sure if a "feature of product change" concerned everyone on Wikia, then Wikia Staff would definitely write a blog post concerning it. Otherwise, the survey links still need to be distributed only to those who are intended to take it to keep a closed sample. The content of future emails would definitely be better explained by Jenburton herself, though.
Vandraedha wrote: Yes, but to use your analogy, why send an email only to women who own dogs when what you really want to know is "how many people own dogs in Chicago"? People includes men, women, and children (and possibly cats).
In my analogy, women in Chicago represented the administrators of trafficked wikis. I'm not sure where your analogy is going in relation to that, I'm sorry.
Yes, I see what you're saying. But when would a new feature release be of interest only to admins on high-trafficked wikis? Maybe I'm interested. Maybe a wiki doesn't need to be high-trafficked to know what horrible features are in store for them.
Not too mention how inaccurate these rankings are. Because Psy has 1,000,000,000 YouTube hits, does that make him a decent singer? I don't think so. Look at Logopeia for an example. It's got 20,000 pages and loads of traffic, yet it is run horrendously (Hundreds of Candidates for deletion, Thousands of unused files, Useless category structure, Rules that look like they were written by a two year-old etc). Just 'cause it's big, doesn't mean it's good.
Enough of that, I've got an important question: @Jenburton: Please add me to the mailing list. I would like to help answering surveys and getting news as I'm interested in new features and how they're affect my wiki. Thank you.
It's not about not getting to fill out a survey, it's just that Wikia thinks that certain admins (i.e. both of you) are better than all the other admins on Wikia. That's what [annoys me]. (censored by Eladkse)
Well that's very odd, the wiki I admin has 1,250 pages yet I got no email. I'm clearly just not a very good admin.
Why wasn't this posted to all admins? I fail to understand why Wikia thinks an admin on a wiki with 50,000 pages automatically does a better job than one on a 1,000 page wiki.
File:Lachlan5963.png is linked on my user page. It's safe now, I assume.