• StarWarsFan18

    Help Needed

    July 10, 2018 by StarWarsFan18

    This is a topic for Admins and Wiki Founders. How can wiki founders create badges?

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  • MariTsia
    Hi guys!Today's article has theme "Harry Potter facts about the second movie(Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)"

    1. During the scene where Harry and Draco chase for the snitch we can hear the music from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. This is because John Williams was composer in both movies!

    2. The opal necklace, which plays an important role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, can briefly be glimpsed inside a display case in Borgin and Burkes’ shop in Knockturn Alley when Harry first enters.

    3. 14 Ford Anglias were destroyed in order to make the scene where Ron and Harry crash in the Whomping Willow.

    4. The actor who plays Ronald Weasly (Rupert Grint) is really afraid of spiders.

    5. When Draco Malfoy says “I didn’t know you coul…

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  • MariTsia
    Hi guys! Today's blog has theme "Harry Potter Facts about the first movie(Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)".

    1. Harry does not successfully cast a single spell during his first year at Hogwarts

    2. The platform attendant who answers Harry's question about the platform 9 3/4 works actually there as a train manager.

    3. Because the movie is known as "Philosopher's stone", all the scenes that actors say "Sorcerer's stone" were filmed twice so actors would say "Philosopher's stone".

    4. The inscription on the mirror of Erized means "I show not your head, nut your heart's desire"

    5.Rowling was offfered the role of Lilly Potter in the mirror of Erized.

    MariTsia (talk) 08:58, June 13, 2018 (UTC)MarinaT

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  • EarthlingnAkumi

    Recently, there was a blog post made by a user detailing their list of steps that they would personally use to stop vandalism. While their method works, in my opinion, better steps can be taken in order to stop vandalism on your wiki. Here are some methods that I compiled, and which ones I think are best.

    If vandalism on your wiki is urgent and needs to be taken care of immediately, contact a member of the VSTF.

    A classic, and the one that most fandom staff advise you to use. This is one of the best methods for vandalism that you could use. It's simplistic, yet at the same time works well. While not what I personally would do, it works, and is a backup method for something if my other method fails. Here's a scenario where this would work wel…

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  • HighJewElfKing

    Recently on the South Park Archives wiki, I conducted a survey using Survey Monkey for editors and readers to take. Doing this brought fourth a lot of interesting data that the wiki administration could use to help better the experience for the community.

    I asked simple questions at the start, and then allowed people to input their comments. Questions like "Is the wiki up to date with content", "Do you approve of the current administration" and the question that revealed the most information "What do you use South Park Archives for?"

    This survey revealed lots of things from user suggestions regarding wiki features and articles. To direct feedback about the administration.

    I believe this is a great way to address transparency of administration…

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    We are all aware of the achievements. You know the badges you get for edits somewhat? It used to be in the wiki features. Now, you have to bribe-I mean ask Staff to enable them. So why should you or should you not use badges?

    • Editor morale - Hence the name, achievements can give one a sense of achievement and a badge can show dedication hence improving the editor's morale.
    • Improved community - If there's a reward, some may want to start editing and it might even be able to grow your wiki.
    • Competition - As opposed to competing for who has the highest editcount, hence causing cheats by userpages, you can have competition for who's on the leaderboard and usually badges are given for mainspace edits.

    • Cheating - Cheating for badges can be an issue …

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    Hi, you're an admin on a wiki so you would be wondering what do I do about registration? Well, you can't control that. But here's a way that can make you feel like you can...sort of. It's when you enable the feature that requires all contributors to log in, preventing anonymous edits. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

    1. Possible way to prevent spam - Anonymous contributors are often associated with spam and vandalism. While this is not always true, some may still get a bit sceptical about anons. And if your wiki is one where a lot of anons do a lot of spam, that can be a way to cut down although it should be noted that registered users can spam as well.
    2. Keeping track of edits - Anons can change their IPs or use VPNs in thi…

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  • Lady Aleena

    Starter wiki problems

    November 16, 2017 by Lady Aleena

    Hello. I was shown the new infobox categorization scheme on Starter and was horrified by what I saw. It makes me glad I am not creating a new wiki right now. I would not want to clean up the start wiki's mess right at the start.

    The following categories are on WantedCategories on Starter.

    • Category:Templates/Infobox‏‎ (8 members)
    • Category:Quests‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Locations‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Items‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Events‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Episodes‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Characters‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Books‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Albums‏‎ (2 members)
    • Category:Templates/Quote‏‎ (1 member)
    • Category:Templates/Navbox‏‎ (1 member)
    • Category:Policy‏‎ (1 member)
    1. Why are category sub-pages being used to categorize anything?
    2. Why are inf…

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  • TheReign

    Hello all,

    This blog is about a serious topic for admins. Explaining When and How to block a certain user or IP address, which can be crucially important in developing a wiki as one wrong move on blocking someone could be fatal. And ruin a wiki all together. Which is why i'm bringing this Admin topic up.

    Administrators can block users and individual IP addresses from a wiki. Blocked users or those with blocked IP addresses will still be able to read the wiki, but will not be able to edit, upload files, add comments or chat. They may also not be able to use their message wall if the blocking admin chooses that option. Reasons to get blocked may be because of, Inappropriate language, Vandalism, Trolling, Sock-puppetry, Flaming, Edit warring, P…

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  • Lady Aleena

    As the admin of a wiki and a writer of articles and lists, I am very aware of the image a wiki can get if their material is all copied and pasted from other sources. Fandom wikis may not be as tight with some rules, but there should be one at the top of every list of what a wiki is not, that wikis here are not thieves.

    I have made it a point to import templates from Community Central to my wiki, and I would import anything else needed. You might wonder why I do not copy and paste. The reason is, I want to make sure the editors of those templates get the proper credit for their work on my wiki too.

    I would do the same for anything else. If I find an article I want on my wiki, I will import it so the editors keep their credit.

    As an editor, I wou…

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