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Gunpedia Edit

Angela, I've recently become a SysOp on the Guns wiki, and I was wondering, it isn't very active yet, and I just wanted to ask if you knew anything about firearms, because if you did, I wanted to ask if you have any known sources online, or if you know anything about firearms enough to help out with some articles. I figured since you are Wikia staff, you'd know a lot more about things. Brain40 14:08, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, it's not a topic I know about. You might want to ask Jimbo Wales though. I don't know if he'll have time to help, but he does know more on that topic than I do. Angela talk 04:51, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Okay, thanks. Brain40 00:31, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Bots Edit

I have just created a new wiki-site.com,and since I am the creator of the site, I am bureaucrat and able to make myself bot. What is a bot? This doesn't do anything. --Bender Bending Rodriguez 19:36, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

That isn't a Wikia site. Perhaps they don't have bots there. Angela talk 04:51, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, then, what are bots supposed to do then? --Bender Bending Rodriguez 19:02, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

See this. Szoferka 19:10, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Another Question... Edit

And Angela, I have one more question: What exactly are the restrictions for what users can do on Wikia Central? Brain40 01:37, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Community Central is for briefly describing the wikis that we host and the forums are for people to ask questions to the whole Wikia community. There are also some cross-wiki policies here. This wiki isn't for creating actual content though. That should go on the relevant wiki (see the List of Wikia to find the right one). Angela talk 11:47, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Okay, thanks. Brain40 10:11, 17 December 2006 (UTC)


Kuk Sool Won Edit

Thank you so much for approving the Kuk Sool Won wikia. It has always been my dream to be an administrator. Thank you so much. Jimwitz 17:55, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh yah, when I tried to download my Wikia image it said my file was corrupted? What should I do for that?

Do you mean the logo or something else? Perhaps you were saving it under the wrong file type. You could use iaza to convert it to a png. Angela talk 06:05, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Yah it's the logo and it still after Iaza says my file is corrupted???

Replied at User talk:Jimwitz. Angela talk


Another Nintendo questionEdit

Could you upload nintendozh.png at zh.nintendo.wikia.com, as Wiki.png? Thanks, Wikada - Talk Contributions 01:24, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

done :-) --rieke 08:40, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

FR Wiki sysop rightsEdit

Hi, I'm the admin of the Forgotten Realms wiki (http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com). I want to give a couple of my contributors Admin access but I can't get to the Special:Makesysop page, despite the fact that I'm on the list of people who are supposed to be able to. Could you get in contact with me about this or fix it for me? I adopted the wiki from someone else who went inactive in case it matters. This is what was recorded originally: 18:54, 14 December 2005 Angela changed group membership for User:Hashimashadoo from (none) to (none) (=sysop)

Thanks! --hash

You need bureaucrat rights for that, not just sysop rights. I'll give you that now. See Help:User access levels for more information. Angela talk 15:29, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Anarchy Online Knowledge Base Edit

I am going to start to try to spend a lot of time building Anarchy Online Knowledge Base. I would like to have sysop and buricratic tools. Thanks a lot. --Sir James Paul 00:27, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I would also like at Atheist wikia and Jesus wikia. Can you please get back to me soon. Happy new year and god bless. --Sir James Paul 19:40, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
It's best to start by editing these wikis and trying to grow the user base there. Once there's a community, the community can choose the admins. Angela talk 23:06, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Vandalism Edit

Angela, there has been a lot of vandalism going on the past few days, as well as the past amount of hours, on the Cell phone wiki, could you please ban the user who is doing it? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 14:07, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

I'll look at it now. Thanks for pointing it out. Angela talk 19:03, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
You're welcome. (That was close...) Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 14:28, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Novelas Wiki Admin Rights Edit

Not long after you gave admin rights back to me on the Novelas wiki, the request for adminship page was busy again. Now it's been seven days since User:Serprex has nominated himself as the third (and second active) admin for the site, and his track record looks good to me. User:JWSchmidt requested that I notify you about this so that you can take a look over his request.

I would also like to point out that since getting my admin rights back, I've continued to make plenty of constructive contributions to the Novelas wiki, so that now I have over 3000 edits (and I've at the same time tried to cut down on the number of deletions I made). I suppose that I may be eligible for bureaucratship, as the only other bureaucrat of the wiki, User:Jmoysae, has long been gone, so that the position is apparently empty; and as the second admin on the site I'm runner-up. I also suppose that sooner or later more people on the site will want admin rights, so that you would save yourself quite a bit of time by handing the responsibility to someone else, especially since I am by far the most active user on that site.

Sincerely, Yunzhong Hou 01:34, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I've made Serprex an admin. If you think there's a need for the wiki to have a bureaucrat, please nominate yourself on w:c:fiction:Novelas:Requests for adminship. Angela talk 17:03, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I hope we didn't cause too much trouble :)Edit

Hi, In the Spanish speaking countries today is "The day of the Holy Innocents", which is like your "April's Fool". That's the reason for the notice saying Wikia has closed down Inciclopedia in Inciclopedia's main page. Any link on the page, including the fake Jimbo signature links to a page were it says it's all a joke. My apologizes if you got any complaints or something.--Rataube 14:21, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Don't worry. I didn't see any complaints. I just had the page on my watchlist and was confused. I often get confused with Uncyclopedia sites though. There's a fine line between vandalism and jokes sometimes. :) Angela talk 17:01, 28 December 2006 (UTC)


SpotlightEdit

Angela, I need help, how can the guns wiki be more advertised? Such as, when it comes to letting more people know about it. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 12:31, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

List it on either Forum:Wikia Spotlight (and maybe email gil at wikia.com to point out your suggestion since he adds those and might not notice it there) or suggest it on Wikia news box suggestions since these suggestions will be added to the Wikia messages section when Wikimedia's fundraising drive ends. Angela talk 18:24, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Public Diplomacy Edit

Thanks for setting us up, Angela! I exported and imported the pages from the original public diplomacy wiki and it's now live at http://publicdiplomacy.wikia.com

My only concern is that there may be remnants of spam-bot linkage embedded within, as we had a problem with that (mostly casino related) for a while. Please let me know via e-mail if there's anything i should be watching out for. Thanks Uscpublicdiplomacy 04:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I'll run the spam cleanup script on it to check. Angela talk 15:09, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Lego wikia Edit

If no-one has adopted it yet, I was wondering if I can adopt it.

Replied at User talk:Darth mavoc. Angela talk


HelpEdit

Angela, could you check out this user? He's been vandalising a couple of pages. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 12:36, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Community Team: Szoferka Edit

Maybe I can join the team? I know Wikia, my English isn't fluent and I'm not using contact forms other than IRC, wiki, e-mail and mailing lists, but I'm here all day long. Szoferka 10:52, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Szoferka. Angela talk

Community Team: Mvp14 Edit

Hello Angela, I wan't to know what are the skills you look for in a new member of your team. I'm spanish, and I've joined my first wiki (inciclopedia) in September 2006. I'm admin there and I contribute to other spanish wikis. I've got good level in english and I can use e-mail as a contact form.

I think I could help spanish community with their doubts and questions, helping Zuirdj. I can be here almost all day. Do you think is soon for me or can I be useful? -- Mvp14 23:04, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I think is soon for me to have a job in wikia, I will ask Zuirdj about how can I help Spanish community, because I also think there isn't much work yet. However, I woludn't matter if you ask me later while looking for staff. Thank you for the answer and happy new year. -- Mvp14 23:25, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

VideojuegoEdit

On the other hand, I will apply for your help in Wikijuegos. Another user (Bob007) besides me, need the sysop status to change some FAQs and protect several pages. We have talked to the burocraut (Onipsis) but he is inactive since november 20th. I hope you can help us. Another admin has supported this decision. Thank you again. -- Mvp14 23:43, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Replied at User talk:Mvp14. Angela talk


Combining Wikis Edit

I've discovered that three wikis--Fiction/Novelas, Conworld, and Basilica--have about the same aims/types of content. I was wondering if they could all be united into a single wiki, that way we'll have more users on the one wiki and we'll have improved content sharing. This is because all three wikis are rather small--Fiction/novelas with around 5 significant contributors, Conworld with about 3, and Basilica with about 2--and being together would be more of an encouragement to all of us, as well as for newcomers, knowing that we're part of a bigger project.

I don't know if there's any easier way to do this aside from copying individual articles from one wiki to another... If this is what it takes, well, I'm willing to do that work. That is, if you think it'll be a good idea to combine these wikis... --Yunzhong Hou 17:42, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh and by the way, I've just found two other wikis--fanfiction and fantasy--which are both abandoned, and copied their content onto the Fiction wiki, as the content is similar and can be useful to our team. Do you think adding a note to their pages on Wikia Central, directing them to a more active wiki, to be a good idea? -- Yunzhong Hou 21:03, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I think fantasy should be separate since that's more for documenting fantasy than for creating your own. We don't have a good way of merging wikis, but if those others are inactive, then I'll see what I can do about that. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

About Uncyclopedia Edit

I've edited there and it gets a huge amount of pointless pages created every day that waste admin time by having to be deleted. Do you think it would be best to only allow accounts to create new pages as on Wikipedia? Also, you should consider updating the editing toolbar (the buttons that appear at the top of a page when editing it) to coorespond with Wikipedia's (it could use a redirect text-insert button, for one). Thanks.--68.92.150.46 05:18, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure if that's needed yet. Have you tried to discuss it with the community there? Perhaps on their village dump? Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

When you start a new conversation, please don't do so by editing the previous conversation Edit

Ideally, you should using the + tab. If it is unavailable (as it appears to be here, see next topic), please edit the page as a whole. As is, I thought you were replying to a conversation that I was interested in. However, I couldn't find your post until I checked the history for that page. Will (Talk - contribs) 05:47, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry. I guess I forgot to change the edit summary. I prefer to edit the page normally in case people have special formatting on their talk page that I want to be consistent with. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Where is the + tab in talk pages for this wiki? Edit

I don't see it. It is present in other Wikia wikis. Just not this one. Will (Talk - contribs) 05:48, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

See "Post a comment" :-) --rieke 05:50, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm not seeing on any talk page for this wiki. Not just this page. I am used to clicking the + tab as its location is more predictable than a link in your box. Each talk page may have a different location and link text for that link. Will (Talk - contribs) 09:30, 1 January 2007 (UTC)
Don't you see the "post a comment" link? Is English set as the default in your preferences? Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much! Edit

Thank you so much for your outstanding work! 75.22.77.84 11:22, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

user babel templates Edit

Hi Angela!

Do you know why the babel-templates on my userpage do not look like they should? Only the german one is in color with frames, the others are only text.

see http://klingon.wikia.com/wiki/User:Lieven

Reply to this in any way you like, thanks, Lieven 16:30, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Now I reply to my own question, maybe it's still interesting for other people, but I might be wrong too. Please tell me if so.
I noticed that the different templates are programmed in a different way, the german uses table commands including colors, and the english and the others work with "TD Class". I guess that's the reason why it doesn't work.
How can we solve this problem? Any suggestions? Lieven 12:24, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
It may be because TD Class is not defined in MediaWiki:Monobook.css. Splarka would know more about this than me. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter WikiEdit

The Harry Potter Wiki doesn't have a redirect button in the edit bar. Any idea why? John Reaves 07:44, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

The redirect button isn't a standard MediaWiki button, but something the Wikipedians have added on their own via Javascript (along with about a dozen others). They are added via Wikipedia:MediaWiki:Common.js in the section "Extra toolbar options" and are considered experimental. The method they use to insert them requires a newer version of MediaWiki than we currently have (using mwCustomEditButtons[] in wikibits.js). --Splarka (talk) 07:51, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
So does that mean it can't be added? John Reaves 07:54, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
There was a very sloppy method to do it before mwCustomEditButtons[] but I do not believe it was ever used site-wide due to cross-browser problems (it would take a while to dig it up, too). It isn't hard to create a redirect, just use the format:
#REDIRECT [[Target Page]]
How badly do you need such a button? When we get mw:Extension:CharInsert (hopefully this month) it should be possible to add something very similar to MediaWiki:Edittools. --Splarka (talk) 08:12, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
That's what I've been using, I just don't see why there isn't a button considering the English Wikipedia has one. John Reaves 09:43, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
The English Wikipedia uses a slightly different version of MediaWiki to Wikia. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

AdminshipEdit

Do you know who can make me an Admin? I'd like to do some serious updating to the main page (which is protected) and delete some inappropriate articles along with doing basic vandalism tasks. I can't seem to find any active Admins (or any at all) and would very much like to contribute to this Wiki at an administrative level. If possible, I'd like Bureaucrat status too so I may add other Admins when/if the project picks-up, as I hope to promote it. John Reaves 21:57, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

According to the Special:Statistics page, there are three Administrators. I have identified two, and neither have shown any activity for at least six months. John Reaves 23:36, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Since it's your first day on that wiki, I'd suggest you spend a bit longer building some content first. If there are pages to be deleted, you can just add a {{delete}} tag to them for now. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
I have a few thousand edits worth of experience at the English Wikipedia. And if you look at my user contributions at the Wiki, you'll see I have been adding a lot of content and organizing the site. There is no one there to delete the content since there are no active Admins. Please reconsider. John Reaves 01:55, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Even so, it's still your first day on the Harry Potter wiki and there's no urgent need for an admin. Please try editing for a while to see if you want to be a long term contributor and admin there first. Angela talk 15:58, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay. I see your point. I plan to keep editing and cleaning up as much as I can. Would you agree to upgrade me if no Admins show any activity soon, say three weeks or so? John Reaves 20:40, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, if you're still active on the wiki then. Angela talk 21:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay, sounds good. John Reaves 22:36, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I know it's been less than three weeks, but there's a lot to do and the Wiki has recently been linked in several articles on Wikipedia. John Reaves 09:58, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I think you need to gain some more understand of the wiki first and build up a community there. Angela talk 18:52, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks for all the help. John Reaves 00:49, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Adminship for Golden Sun Wiki Edit

There are currently no administrators nor berucrats in the Golden Sun Wiki at [1]. I feel that I would do a good job at being an admin there because I have edited the main Wikipedia since August 2006 and I have an extensive knowledge of Golden Sun and its corresponding topics. I have made this request to you because, once again, there are no administrators for the Golden Sun wiki. If I cannot become an admin, please allow another user to become one so our community has more control over the Golden Sun wiki and improving it. You can contact me at User:Eiyuu Kou at [2] or at User:Eiyuu Kou at [3]. Thank you. --Eiyuu Kou 22:58, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Dracobolt is an admin and has been active in the last week. Since it's your first day on that wiki, I'd suggest you spend a bit longer building some content first. If there are pages to be deleted, you can just add a {{delete}} tag to them for now. Angela talk

Whats going on? Edit

Who is the admin for the prison break wiki? ive recently been on that syte and it is complete rubbish. I did more improvements for that syte in a day then the admin looks like he did...ever. Loads of main charcters and main topics that should of been filled in havent been which i did. and i also sorted that horrible userpage. I was wondering if i could be admin of that page if no-one is sorting it out... thanks --Aron Skywalker 12:30, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

It might help if you ask for adminship formally. --Eiyuu Kou 00:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
The admins haven't been active for a few months, but it's up to any reader of the site to improve it. The wiki is open to editing, so please get involved and fix it if you know about this topic. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Prison Break Adminship Edit

Is it possible for me to become the Prison Break Wiki. I know i am responible enough to handle it and i have extensive knowledge on the subject. Im certain i could really help to improve that site. As you said the admins havent ben active for several months, and i get alot of free time to sort this wiki out. Thanks --Aron Skywalker 12:30, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

As I said above, you are welcome now to improve the site. You don't need to be an admin to do that. Angela talk 15:58, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
but i wont be able to sort out things like featured articles and categorys as the pages are locked... --Aron Skywalker 19:49, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
They are not locked. The spoiler template was the only protected page on that wiki and I've just changed that so that any registered user can edit it. Angela talk 20:33, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
kl, thanks, i appreciate it --Aron Skywalker 23:57, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

About VideojuegoEdit

I knew there where three burocrauts, but they have been inactive for more than a month in the Wikia. I know two of them personally, and we said them in his discussion what I said to Zuirdj. I don't know if I had to wait to their opinion if they are so much time inactive, sorry if I've made a mistake. Bye. --Mvp14 01:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I didn't realise the bureaucrats were inactive. However the admins Chixpy and Gudproyect are active, so I think this community is large enough to choose its own admins via a "requests for adminship" type page. Feel free to create one if Videojuego doesn't have this already. Angela talk 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Please rename a categoryEdit

Will you change the category at the Harry Potter Wiki here, named Charicter stubs, to Character stubs? John Reaves 04:03, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I've already changed the category in the template. Now all that's left is for the job queue process the change and the incorrect category can be deleted. (Or someone can perform the null edits on the articles, but the job queue will do it when initiated.) G.He(Talk!) 04:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Upload Problems Edit

Hello Angela,

I'm new to Wikia and decided to upload an image to decorate my user page. However, when i've tried to upload the image I receive an error saying "'.' is not a recommended image extension." I don't understand this warning considering the file i'm uploading is titled borgchildren.jpg and i've tried changing the file extension to .gif, .jpeg & other image extensions and receive the exact same message. Thanks in advance for a reply. Poetic 06:14, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I've replied on the sims wiki. Angela talk 22:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply Angela. I don't think i'll have to email you the image because I just realized I found the image (a long time ago) on a pre-existing wiki. The image is located here: http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Image:Borg-children.jpg I was wondering - is it possible to use an image on another wiki without uploading? Speaking of using things from other Wikis - i'm having a problem using the speady delete template from wikia on the Christian wiki. Is there a way to use templates from other wikis too? The page i'm trying to speedy delete is here: http://christianity.wikia.com/wiki/You_suck Poetic 05:48, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
I've created the procedures needed for deletion at this Wiki. John Reaves 07:37, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
See w:c:sims:User talk:Poetic for my reply. Angela talk


Proposed WikiEdit

On the page for proposing wikis it says that in general that wiki proposals should be responded to in 2 to 10 days. I haven't received any feedback on my proposal for wikiMaoist. I've already created a demo, and a similar Spanish-language wikiproject was approved already. I understand that its the holiday season and that there might be more important issues at wikia, I'm only leaving this message because I haven't receive any responce whatsoever so I just want to ensure that my application was considred. I hope that I'm not perceived as impatient I just wan't to know if I applied correctly. Whatever the result of my request is I'm grateful that wikia gave me the chance at fowarding the Maoist Community. --Mao1949 06:37, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll check that now. Angela talk 22:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Quick questionEdit

I'd like to ask how you make an inter-wiki link. --Wikada - Talk Contributions 20:28, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

For links to other wikis, see Interwiki map for the prefix. Basically, it would the [[Prefix:Page]]. For interwiki links within Wikia, the syntax is [[w:c:name_of_wiki:Page]]. The name_of_wiki is basically the subdomain, as in http://name_of_wiki.wikia.com. G.He(Talk!) 20:36, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
You can also use a single parameter (|), created by pressing shift+backwards slash (\), to hide the interlinking. For example, [[:Wikipedia:Wikia|Wikia]] yields Wikia. John Reaves 22:23, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
True, but you don't need the initial colon there. Angela talk 22:51, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Knitting WikiEdit

Hi Angela, I saw the knitting wiki by chance some days ago and I noted that there are no other wikis that deal with wool, yarn, fabric etc. Even if there are many people who knit I believe that this wiki will need loads of time to grow, simply because who knits cannot write all too much. What maybe would make sense to pass from a knitting wiki to a general wiki that deals with knitting, crochetry, quilting etc. I am missing a collective name right now. I also talked with sannse about this and the reaction was positive. So was the reaction by Lisa Dusseault in a private mail. Lisa seems to be the only active contributor right now. Well as you probably already noted: I am not a person that is in favour to split up wikis, but to get them together if it makes sense. And for community building normally it makes sense to get them together since they will feel less "alone" and therefore people will start to talk etc. I already wrote a note on the community portal. If you should take the decision to change this wiki to a more general scope I will help to change the mainpage accordingly and use it if people have questions in some of discussion groups I am in to post the answers there and lead them to the wiki. Well I am curious about your thougts. Ciao! --SabineCretella 09:43, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll reply on the community portal. Angela talk 13:44, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Edit

Hey Angela, I need help, is it okay if I change the logo on the Fanon wiki? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 11:06, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, you can change the logo. Just make sure the image is called Image:Wiki.png (not PNG) and it should work. Let me know if it doesn't. Angela talk 16:52, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikia Highlights on the main page Edit

When I checked to see if the Fiction wiki was on the list of Wikia Highlights on the main page, I couldn't find it. Instead dug up a list of tiny, not-very-active wikis listed there. The following are smaller than the Fiction Wiki (1240+ pages) and were obtained from that list (I went to their wikis and looked at their statistics page on January 06):

  • LOST, 1203 pages
  • High School Online Collaborative Writing, 790 pages
  • WikiMac, 730 pages
  • Buffyberse, 695 pages
  • Family Guy, 569 pages
  • Future, 516 pages
  • The Film Guide, 359 pages
  • Gameinfo, 347 pages
  • Space, 312 pages
  • Calgary, 287 pages
  • Pet Diabetes, 249 pages
  • Mozilla community, 202 pages
  • RC Wiki, 195 pages
  • Scrubs, 110 pages
  • Silicon Valley Commons, 104 pages
  • Cheatbase, 98 pages
  • WikiChess, 86 pages
  • Prison Break, 69 pages
  • Cycling, 45 pages
  • Quitting-smoking, 32 pages
  • Consumer Information, 22 pages

Some of these, like LOST and School, are okay, since they're sizeable. But others like Consumer Information probably aren't significant projects. There are non-staff members contributing to Template:Home, probably taking advantage of the lack of protection on that site to flood it with their own wikis. I believe that it's time that the place be cleaned up. Thank you.


Diablo problemEdit

The admin hasn't been there forever and even though I made a smaller version of the logo, he hasn't updated it. My smaller version is at Logo.png. Could you upload it please? Wikada - Talk Contributions 20:19, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

New Logos for Search WikiaEdit

Please see some proposals at Forum:Logo ideas ([[]]?) and [here]. Cheers. TownCrier 09:18, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikia is not a Wikimedia project. I don't think its appropriate to use their site for potential Wikia logos. There are also potential legal problems with Wikia trying to trademark something that was first available on a Wikimedia site. Angela talk 16:46, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
I meant to suggest a new logo for wikia search and didn't realise. I guess WC is only for the benefit of the encyclopedic cause then. So what's your critique on the logos, I'll upload them all to the forum here. TownCrier 22:53, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
Also, if you're refering to the font of the W being a problem since WP uses that font, please can you elaberate. TownCrier 22:54, 11 January 2007 (UTC)
I wasn't referring to the font, but the use of Wikimedia's resources for content that will never be used in Wikimedia projects. Angela talk 18:54, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Sandbox resetting Edit

I am making a bot that will reset sandboxes on different Wikia every so often. The way it works is that it goes to an older version of the sandbox and reverts it. This version should be what it looks like when it is reset. However, it works on the following that aren't on Wikia: autoclick, autorv and autosummary. I think that there is a way to enable it as it is at the English Language Wikipedia. Could you enable these please or at least at Neverwinter for testing purposes. Also, could Leonbot be bot flagged please. I'll post new comments at Forum:Sandbox resetting. --Leon (talk) 21:36, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

I've actually already got a bot that does this (see User:EssjayBot on en.wikipedia) and was just talking to sannse about setting it up here. I'll poke over to that forum now. Essjay (Talk) 21:44, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

whats the diference Edit

Hi, i was wondering if you could help me to distinguish whats the difference between the wikia project namespace Dofus: and the namespace Help: in the dofus wikia as i want to start putting more complete articles and put them where it corresponds.--Cizagna (Talk) 21:54, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

The Dofus namespace is for running the wiki and the projects and things like policies and developments. The Help namespace is like How do you edit a page or How do you upload an image. --Leon (talk) 21:57, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you--Cizagna (Talk) 04:33, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Notice Edit

Thought I'd let you know that the links on your userpage at the Harry Potter Wiki don't work. I assume you meant to link to Wikia, but I'll let you fix it just to be sure. John Reaves 01:55, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I've updated it. Angela talk 02:06, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


Talk pageEdit

I just had a technical question: Is it possible to remove stuff from my talk page? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 00:04, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the help. On Wookieepedia when I removed stuff from my talk page they said I couldn't, though on swfanon I want to, but I don't know if they'll let me. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 12:50, 13 Janury 2007 (UTC)
  • When I use the archive special page thing, does the info on my talk page automatically go to that special page? Or do I have to cut and paste it? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 13:06, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Oh, okay, one last question: How do I "cut and paste"? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 13:30, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Wow! Thanks for all your help with dealing with vandalism, telling me about things, and this, so, I give you this as a thanks. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 14:43, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Barnstar

I, hereby award Angela Beesley, this barnstar, for helping me out with wiki requests, and dealing with vandalism that I couldn't fully handle.--Brain40 14:44, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. :) Angela talk


Template fetchingEdit

Hello, Angela. I visited on Harry Potter Wikia and saw your userpage there, and the template that was somehow fetched there. Long story short, I finally decided to try that of my own, see User:Jack Phoenix and w:c:swfanon:User:Jack Phoenix/Jack. When I try to insert the code {{w:c:swfanon:User:Jack Phoenix/Jack}} (or the same with Jack_Phoenix), it says that template fetch failed, sorry. And whenever I try to fetch central Wikia template, the page I'm editing (my userpage at Harry Potter Wikia) says that "This page does not exist on this wiki." and search for User:Jack Phoenix on Central Wikia.

So, how can I get this to work? My head's going to explode with this...--Jack Phoenix

I've replied at User talk:Jack Phoenix. Angela talk 23:55, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
I thank you, Angela. It worked out just like it should have been. :)

Thanks a lot! --Jack Phoenix

Could you please give me directions? Edit

I need help on three things:

  1. How do I insert a user box on this website?
  2. How do I insert a background?
  3. Can I insert a character box?

Please respond on my user talk page. Thank you.

-Darth Plagueis The Wise 22:13, 14 January 2007 (UTC)Darth Plagueis The Wise 22:15 14 January 2007 (UTC)


Logo changing Edit

Do you know how to change a logo on any MediaWiki site without uploading it as Wiki.png? --Tegiiis 23:45, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

If you mean a Wikia site, that's the only way to do it. For non-Wikia sites, you need to set the location of the image in LocalSettings.php. Angela talk 00:48, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Do you know how to set them in LocalSettings.php? --Tegiiis 02:37, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Is this for a wiki you host yourself? If so, just add $wgLogo = '/path/to/your/logo.png';. I suggest you read the m:MediaWiki FAQ. If you're talking about a wiki hosted by someone else, you should talk to them about how to do this. Angela talk 03:14, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
I have added this, but what does the '/path/to/your/logo.png' supposed to do? --Tegiiis 19:32, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
That is the path to your image. You need to have an image and know where it is and then you can type the correct path of it into localsettings. Have you considered using a wiki host for this rather than trying to do it yourself? Angela talk 19:41, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Stargate Wars Wikia Edit

As copied from my talk page, this is a courtesy message - you need not act on it.

"I have decided to take a few months off (as I am off on archaeological surveys in Europe), and so I am not operating on this wiki until April 2007. In the meantime, I have made User:TheZodiac a Systems Operator, so if you have any hassles, please contact him.

Thanks."


Thanks for your help over the last year, and I'll see you in April. :)

ZPMMaker (16081) 05:42, 15 January 2007 (UTC)


Logo on OttawaEdit

This wiki has been virtually inactive since November and I was wondering if you could change the logo for the wiki. Wikada - Talk Contributions 20:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

I was going to leave it a couple of days to see if anyone objects to the change. Angela talk 23:52, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Changing the name and namespace for the Non-Canon Star Trek Wiki Edit

Hello, I hope that you will be able to help. The members of the Non-Canon Star Trek Wiki have voted and agreed that we should rename the wiki to Memory Beta. While most pages represent the new name, we wondered if it would be possible to move the namespace to Memory Beta.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank You. --The Doctor 01:06, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I can't do this since there are so many pages already in that namespace which would disappear if I just made that the project namespace. It needs the tech team to change the page titles directly in the database which could take a while before they have a chance to do that. If you have enough willing admins, they could move the pages out of that namespace to the real project namespace and delete the redirects, then I could rename it. Angela talk 20:02, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

?Edit

Could you give me a link (or links) on the Fanon Wiki to the Media Wiki pages that allow me to change the text and background (for navigational boxes and the background and writing)? Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 22:48, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

I think you mean w:c:fanon:MediaWiki:Monobook.css. Splarka can help you with the CSS if you need it. Angela talk 03:31, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Wiki moving Edit

The "Wiki is shutting down" kind of confused me. What exactly is "Wiki.com"? X66x66

wiki.com used to be a wiki hosting site but they are about to close down. They were never affiliated with Wikia, even if their home page does currently redirect here. Angela talk 03:31, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Draft policy Edit

Whenever you get the chance, could you please take a look at Wikia:Central user pages and comment on it? Thanks. G.He(Talk!) 04:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I commented at Wikia talk:Central user pages. Angela talk 05:12, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
What if there are cases where users use their user pages solely as their personal "site" or as an online storage for their text (I.e. résumés, job descriptions, personal stories, etc.)? I know that some might become contributors later on, but others may see this as an example to follow and start doing it too. Should they also be kept, or should there be a set boundary regarding the extent of content allowed? I believe that Sannse suggested that perhaps such content may be welcomed at social.wikia.com.
Another question I have is regarding images uploaded to Central solely for use on user pages of contributors elsewhere. Are there any specific limits to how much they can upload or the content of the uploaded images? Is it okay if they upload images that targets their specific project onto Central only for use on their userpage (I.e. if they're planning to have their Central userpage look like what they'd have on the wiki they're working on instead of a general, non-targeted description)?
Thanks. G.He(Talk!) 23:42, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
Wikia:Central user pages has been revised to be more user-friendly. G.He(Talk!) 23:52, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

Zelda wiki adminsEdit

Yesterday you named four users on the Legend of Zelda wiki as admins, but only two of them (Bly1993 and ShutUpNavi) have been given their super admin powers (myself and Thai420 haven't), even though all four of us are listed as 'Sysops' in the user list. What happened? Happyjoe5 20:39, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

I've replied at w:c:zelda:Talk:Main Page. You probably just need to log out and back in. Angela talk 22:19, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


VandalismEdit

Someone vandalised your page, but I reverted it, check the history on it. Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

Thanks. Angela talk 23:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 18:37, 19 January 2007 (UTC)


Wiki requestsEdit

Angela, were any of the wiki requests put in before the server crash deleted because of the server crashing? Because I put in a request a couple of days before that, and I just wanted to know if I have to put in the request for the wiki again. Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 16:00, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know, wiki reqeusts were not affected. There's a bit of a waiting list for new wikis at the moment, but someone will get back to you within a few days. Angela talk 20:54, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
Okay thanks! Brain40 [talk] [my domain] 16:14, 21 January 2007 (UTC)


Christianity Wiki Request Edit

Hi, Angela. I was wandering if you could make me a sysop on the Christianity Knowledge Base wiki? I'm currently an admin for WikiChristian, which right now is the biggest Christian wiki out there. I don't plan on being a big contributer to CKB, or anything, but I figure I could help clean up some vandalism. CKB has an RfA system in place, but there's not enough active users to make it effective (I know, because I tried it a few months ago, and didn't get any votes). Thanks! -- Justin M. / Talk 23:47, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

P.S. -- My username on WikiChristian and Wikipedia is P.B. Pilhet, not Justin Matas, like on CKB.

I've asked Archola about this since I'm not sure why he archived the page without making you an admin. Angela talk 02:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Angela. I imagine that he didn't make me an admin simply because no one voted. -- Justin M. / Talk 00:44, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Archola hasn't edited for a month, and didn't respond to my email, so I've gone ahead and made you an admin there. Angela talk 08:12, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


Bad Title? Edit

I am having trouble on the Stargate wiki. The page Stargate: Atlantis, which I am sure is a redirect to Stargate Atlantis, is showing up as "Bad Title". It is part of the main namespace despite the colon, and I think the title is not working because of this colon. The page is not new; it has worked for a while and is only now being rejected. Ideas/solutions? —Marco Polo 21:40, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Has the project namespace ever been renamed? Is it meant to be SGCommand: or Stargate:? Angela talk 21:58, 21 January 2007 (UTC)
I am pushing for "Stargate Command:", but I don't think the project namespace has ever been called anything other than "SGCommand:". However, there used to be a few "Stargate Wiki:" pages; this did not then seem to be related to any official namespaces, and as such they were fixed. I don't think "Stargate:" itself will ever or has ever been any official namespace. —Marco Polo 04:44, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
I'll remove stargate from the Interwiki map and see if that helps. Angela talk 02:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
It's not had an immediate effect, but it's possible the interwiki is cached. I'll see if it resolves itself in the next few days. Angela talk 02:55, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
The problem is still there and I can't seem to do anything to the pages either (e.g. moving, viewing, editing, deleting); is ':' even allowed in a page title aside from namespaces? you can't link to them because a link to [[stargate:bla]] is read as a link to "bla" on stargate.wikia.com (the same site) and therefore simply stripping the "stargate:" prefix. Is there any way to rescue the data on the pages ("Stargate: Atlantis" isn't the only one) and delete them? I know they had to have been accessible at some point or else they couldn't have been created. Is this a bug of the new MediaWiki version? The reason this concerns me so much is that it trips up my bot, BotMeister, and adapting it to ignore those pages is proving to be very difficult. For anyone who wants to know, the four pages affected are "Stargate: Atlantis", "Stargate: Continuum", "Stargate: SG-1", and "Stargate: The Ark of Truth". I will settle for simply deleting them, if necessary. —Marco Polo 00:00, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
This is on the list to be fixed. Angela talk 17:49, 6 February 2007 (UTC)


Wikia Search Edit

I dont see much happening, much discussion. I've been standing by observing some time just reading the thread. Will there be a breath of life for the user base to try out a model or just more discussion? Wondering. TownCrier 06:38, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Hopefully something will be able to happen soon since we're installing new servers for search developers to work on. There'll be more news on that once the servers are available. Angela talk 13:53, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Redirect in wiki's URL Edit

Dear Angela!

I'm the founder and administrator of the Hungarian Spamwiki (http://hu.spam.wikia.com). The URL without the country code (so http://spam.wikia.com redirects to the non-working English version (http://en.spam.wikia.com). It has only 11 (!) articles since September 14th, 2006. The Hungarian version had almost 460 articles about spam. Can it redirects to it? 'Cuz lots of Hungarian on-line magazines want to link to Spamwiki, but at times they miss some letters from the URL (I was a moderator on a conference about spams and they make a mistake about the address too).

I think there aren't prime language in wikis, so it can't be the English. If you can, please make a http://spam.wikia.com URL redirect to http://hu.spam.wikia.com, instead of the English version. Many thanks! --blogadmin 20:49, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

For consistency, we're usually keeping the English one at the main URL now. Is there a word in Hungarian which we could redirect to hu.spam to get an easier URL? Or perhaps a redirect like spamwiki.wikia.com would help? Angela talk 02:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

In Hungarian the word spam is spam (or sometimes phonetical szpem, but it isn't current) or kéretlen reklámlevél (unsolicited commercial email), so we can't use another word for it. I'm frustrated about it, because I don't understand your resolve based on a the routine not on logic. Thank you for your help! --blogadmin 19:22, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I have an idea. That isn't enought to put a big link to the English version in the main page of the Hungarian Spamwiki? If not, spamwiki.wikia.com can help. Thx. --blogadmin 19:25, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


Template questionEdit

I have a question: How do I retrieve a template from another wiki? Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

If you know what it's used on, click edit, scroll to the end, and you'll see a link to the templates used there. If not, look at Special:Allpages on that wiki and choose to view just pages in the template namespace to find it. Angela talk 02:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


URGENTEdit

Vandalism is going on here! Check the recent changes! Hurry! Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

  • Thanks you so much for banning the vandal. Glad I was there to revert stuff. Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

Thank You Edit

Thank you for putting the Spotlight on the Forgotten Realms Wiki :) Zerak-Tul 23:19, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Indeed, sincerest of thanks. We believe this will give the wiki a much-needed boost! Fw190a8 04:56, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

What would you... Edit

What would you consider enough vandalism to get banned? There is a vandal account on the Galactic Battlegrounds wiki, which keeps vandalising a page on that wiki. I'll be warning him in the next few seconds of this message, but what if he does it again?

Here: w:c:battlegrounds:Special:RecentChanges. Thanks. {{SUBST:M1}}

Since it was just one edit so far, I don't think he needs to be banned since it wasn't that major. Hopefully he will heed your warning and become a useful contributor. Angela talk 04:13, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

There was one edit similar to that, though. But yeah I understand. If he continues, I should just come to you?

Feel free to adopt it and start editing there. You don't need any permission to do that. Once there's more of a community on that site, they can select active users to become admins.

I'm not asking for admin powers, but I'd like to mention I doubt that any community will be fromed on this. If I ever find myself wrong about this in the future, I apologize.

Harry Potter Wiki AdminshipEdit

Per our previous discussion (in which we agreed on waiting three weeks), I'm re-requesting Administrator/Bureaucrat status on the HP wiki. Hopefully I won't have to bother you with menial tasks anymore! John Reaves 03:51, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I still think it would be better if you gained more wiki experience first. There is a lot you can do without needing to be an admin. That wiki has a lot of potential to grow in to a large community, so I'd prefer to wait until the community themselves can select their admins. Adminship isn't a status symbol or anything - it's just a tool, so please don't feel like it's something you need to have to prove something. Angela talk 04:17, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm certainly not trying to prove anything, the tools are the reason I requested in the first place. After all, with something like 5 currently active users, there isn't really anybody to "prove anything to". I'd just like to be able to blow through things like deletions, or vandals if they come around, without having to leave the wiki and wait. As far as experience goes, I have some 4300 edits at Wikipedia. Your point about the community is also a reason I requested in the first place. I wanted there to be an Admin/Bureaucrat there for when it picks up again so we didn't have to go outside the wiki. John Reaves 04:34, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
I've had a poll up at the community portal to get the opinion of the rest of the community on gaining an Administrator/Bureaucrat and there appears to be consensus that we need one (see w:c:harrypotter:Harry Potter Wiki talk:Community Portal#Adminship). Is there a place on Wikia for this to reviewed? John Reaves (talk) 05:36, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Bureaucrat Status Edit

A while ago, I adopted D'ni. I'm at the point now where I'd link to make a user a sysop to help out with various tasks, but I wasn't given bureaucrat status when I adopted the wiki. Would it be possible to give me these privileges so that I can promote users to sysops? Thanks. --AtionSong 22:28, 24 January 2007 (UTC)



Anything?Edit

Angela, I was wondering, is there anything you need done that I can do? Mainly in the template or basic background categories. And by tasks I mean not here but on other wikis. Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

  • And also, I've proposed a wiki a long time ago, and was wondering if I could propose another one before the other one got a review? Brain40 [talk] [my domain]
It's best to focus on one wiki at time. Perhaps you should decide which one you really want to make. Keep an eye on the Volunteer portal since sometimes people put tasks there that you could help with. Angela talk 00:14, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Got it, thanks! :) Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

Forum:Rewarding active users Edit

You've gave here an idea of private wikis for active contributors. Is it still alive? I'm considering to start a private wiki-related wiki in a good hosting service, but any wiki farm outside wikia dosn't seems to me to be good and trusted enought. Also shared users database will be great since mostly Wikia users will be allowed to view and edit there. Szoferka 01:41, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

It's not something we've discussed recently. If it's not urgent, I'll put it on the list of things we'll be discussing at the staff meeting in February. Angela talk 03:05, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
No, it's not. I've got blog and IRC channels to talk to myself. :) Thanks. Szoferka 03:12, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Pokemon wiki Edit

There was a vandal IP at the above wiki. I believe it is the second time he has vandalised the place. Can you ban him?

If you meant 4.227.2.246, I've just blocked them. Angela talk 15:54, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Yeah I did. Thanks.

IRC CloakEdit

  • I've completed the necessary steps for obtaining an IRC cloak- can you get me one? Atarumaster88 (Audience Chamber) 16:56, 25 January 2007 (UTC) (starwars.wikia.com/wiki/User:Atarumaster88)

Edit

Angela, I'm not sure who to contact, so I hope you're the right person: On Star Trek Expanded Universe, we'd like the logo changed to this. Can you go into our LocalSettings.php and take care of that, or pass it along to the proper contact person? (And if not you, can you tell me who that proper contact is, for the future? Merci.)

On that note, is it possible to get access to LocalSettings.php for our wiki and the rest of our wiki files directory, so we can add new namespaces, extensions, so on & so forth, without having to ask someone at Wikia to do it? There is only so much that can be done through the web interface (especially with LocalSettings). (And no, I'm not a vandal; I'm an admin there, in case you're wondering. I gave the site its current appearance, and I'm familiar with the workings of MediaWiki.)

Also while I'm at it, I've had suggestions of being made a bureaucrat, since our current bureaucrat and founder, Luke80, is rarely about. Is this something you can tend, or do I have to make a special request?

Thank you for your time and help, --Sasoriza 02:08, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Addendum: I'd like a response here, please. TY again. --Sasoriza 02:11, 26 January 2007 (UTC)


You don't need access to local settings to change the logo. Just call the image "Wiki.png" and it will automatically become the logo. It isn't possible to give people access to LocalSettings.php, but we are working on tools to open up the settings that communities need to change (such as the logo). I suggest you make a "requests for adminship" type page where the community can comment on who they think should be the admins and bureaucrats on that wiki. Angela talk 02:13, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

CopyrightEdit

  • Hi Angela. I'm in a little predicament right now. I have read the disclaimer at the bottom of all wikias and it says that all edits are released under the GNU Free Documentation Liscence. However, I was wondering, in the case of theStar Wars Fanon Wiki, which includes material which normally would be copyrighted, is this still the case. I have put a notice on my articles saying that they are covered by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and was wondering if that is alright. If not, wold it be possible to alter the copyrigh status on SWf because i'm not to keen on someone using my ideas and copyrighting them elsewhere. – Jasca Ducato, Talk to me


Community Central:Awards (Thanks sunflower) Edit

Thank you for dealing with the vandalism at kitsch. For this, I give you this Thanks sunflower which you can display on your user page with the Awards template. --Leon (talk) 22:57, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. :) Angela talk

Admin promotion Edit

Could you make User:Emperorkalan [4] an admin on Memory Beta [5] , as he has been voted so by the community seen here. Thanks. - Lieutenant Ayala 23:41, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Why don't you do it? [6]Thailog 23:51, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't know how to do that. Sorry to bother you Angela, and thanks Thailog. - Lieutenant Ayala 23:57, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Templates Edit

Okay. Brain40 [talk] [my domain]


Those button thingys Edit

Could you point me in the right direction to where I can find information about adding the redirect, media, image and so on buttons? The ones you click when editing? Thanks, Wikada - Talk Contributions 14:44, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

See Forum:Redirect button. My suggestion: wait for the next upgrade, will be much easier (for individals and for site-wide js). --Splarka (talk) 01:42, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


Open Wiki Proposals Page Edit

Hi. I proposed a wiki for the SB ESC yesterday and am wondering how to get back to the "open wiki proposals" page without "making" another proposal. Can you paste the link somewhere around here (and maybe somewhere on the wiki proposal form)? Sorry for the hastle.

Here are the links: open requests, your SB ESC proposal. Angela talk 19:36, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to barge in, but I made a request 2 weeks ago, and it's not there yet, while more recent ones are... Was mine lost? ― Thailog 19:49, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Do you mean the Family Guy Wiki? That one already existed. Also, we've moved to a new system where people are placing their requests on requests.wikia.com rather than using the old email form. Angela talk 05:05, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
No, I requested for an American Dad Wiki. It was two weeks ago, and I didn't get an answer one way or the other. ― Thailog 10:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
There's a backlog of requests in the old system, which is one reason we are trying the new way. However, all staff other than Rieke are away for the next week, so it isn't likely to be made very soon (though you could try asking Rieke to find the request for you). Angela talk 12:41, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Nah. I just made a new request. ― Thailog 12:49, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


From Gravity Edit

Well, Dragon Warrior Monsters Wiki can hold more than a few hundred pages. As I proposed, there can be monsters, stats,, and even trainers and their types. I know where I can get supporters from fan sites of DWM. And, thee will be the fourth DWM sequel, Joker. Thus I suppose we get this wiki up real soon xD --GravityTalk 13:50, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Something to add, where is my proposal page?!--GravityTalk 13:54, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
It's here. Please request it at the new requests wiki. Angela talk 07:33, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


Appology Edit

Angela, I owe you an appology for replying your email so long. I was very busy, but now I am already back again. And the answer to the information you're asking about google analytics code is: yes it is working very well. I will be updating my wikis soon. hope you already receive my reply by email.

Very sorry and thank you.

Best regards,

--Agus elex 2005 10:51, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

No problem! Angela talk 08:12, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


problem on polish wikipedia Edit

Hi!

I would like to tell you about very unpleasant and embarrassing situation on Polish Wikipedia.

Like on every other language wikipedia users of wikipedia-pl with vulgar or "almoust vulgar" (in Levenshtein distance way) account name are blocked forever because of "unacceptable account name". Which is fine and reasonable.

Whats not fine a reasonable is that one of the wikipedia-pl sysops has account name [7] Kotasik which is "almoust vulgar" (Kutasik in Polish is vulgarism for "little penis").

I wrote to Kotasik telling him that situation, when beginner user of wikipedia is blocked because of vulgar account name by sysop with vulgar account name is unacceptable - what this begginer user would think? Probably "well, I see that wikipedia treats sysop better, they're above wikipedia law" - which is of course not true.

As I said I wrote to Kotasik about that, I tried to to convince him of changing his acc name. He said "no, but try RFC mechanism if you want to"

So I made RFC, where I wrote that for wikipedia good Kotasik should change his acc. My IP have been blocked because of "trolling", RFC was deleted and when I tried to talk about on wikipedia-pl irc channel, I was banned from them, which confirm my supposition that Polish sysops think that their above wikipedians law.

Thank You and sorry for interrupting, but I have no idea who shuld I tell that Mencio 13:24, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikia isn't Wikipedia. You need to talk to the community on that wiki about this. Have you tried using their mailing list or IRC channel? Angela talk
Even though the topic is a month old, I feel obliged to make a comment for those of you, who don't know Polish.
First of all, the word kutasik is not explicitly a vulgar word. Its primary meaning is not at all vulgar (a kind of cloth decoration). Kutasik is also a diminutive of a vulgar word kutas which stands for dick, thus making kutasik a dickling.
Now back to the above mentioned SysOp's nick: kotasik. If somebody had a nick duckling, would you ban it for being similar to dickling? Matt 10:12, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Adopting A WikiaEdit

Hi, I would like to Adopt The X-Men Wikia since the Leader is not Active. I can build it up and get many new Members. Professor Xavier 19:18, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Hey, can i co-found the wiki with him? Will Beback 19:51, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Will beback was blocked for impersonating a Wikipedia admin. Angela talk 20:48, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

So, can I? Professor Xavier 22:15, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

  • I mean, can I Adopt the X-Men Wikia?

Professor Xavier 23:30, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes, feel free to get involved and start editing there. Let me know if you need any help. Angela talk 01:23, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

So, does that mean the Wikia is mine now? Professor Xavier 02:05, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Well, no. No one "owns" any of the wikis. See ownership. But you're equally welcome to edit it, like anyone else is. Angela talk 02:08, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I mean like, Adminship or Adopting like the NFL Wikia. Professor Xavier 02:26, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

So, may I please Adopt it, or be an Admin. I really must have the Powers of an Admin to fix it to it's fullist. Professor Xavier 19:07, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Adopting it just means editing and being involved with the wiki, which you are welcome to do. If you continue to do that and the community there trusts you, you can become an admin later, but the wiki has been inactive for almost 2 weeks, so there doesn't seem an urgent need for an admin. Angela talk 08:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


ATHF Wiki New Admin Edit

Hi Angela. I would like to become a sysop and a bureaucrat to the ATHF Wiki since that wiki is abandoned and has no use of the original admin on the wiki now. --Tegiiis 02:27, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Since you've only edited on one day, I think it's too early to have adminship. However, you can do most things without that access. Angela talk


WikiLilo Con Posting Edit

Hi Angela,

Can you help me block 69.3.86.30? This anonymous user keeps removing a "Con" entry on the WikiLilo page in forms ([8]). While I'd love to get this forum created, I don't want to do it by having people remove any "Con" entries (cheating).

Thanks! MR.R 18:26, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

They only made 2 edits, and seem to have gone away now. Angela talk


To Kill a Mockingbird wiki Edit

Hey. Thanks for the suggestions - however, we actually require a whole new wiki as opposed to just a single article. We want to add various sections addressing, for instance, the themes, use of language, racial prejudices etc etc. You may say that these can be linked into one article, but we have at least 26 people who will be contributing, so this will just add up to a massively long article.

I hope you understand! Thank you for your time. Jloubser

The request says it is just for one class, which doesn't make it a sustainable wiki. The education wiki should be used for this sort of project. Angela talk 08:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

New namespace for c:pl.videogames Edit

Hi. People there wants new namespace, "Recenzja" and for talk "Dyskusja recenzji". Thanks. Szoferka 20:07, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

I've added that now. Angela talk

MariokartEdit

Hi Angela, can you take a look here.? --Slade 01:07, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Please help Edit

Hi. I am an editor at the Kuk Sool Won Wiki. I seem to be having some problems.

  1. Our founder, Jimwitz, Has set unresonably high admin requirements for a new wiki. I asked for adminship and was told no.
  2. Our founder has created This, which does not follow the Founders policy here.
  3. When I left a comment on the this page, he left me a message saying I had done some "Unfriendly editing"

I would like you to look into the matter. Thanks for all your help. Megalodon99 12:37, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

I've left a message about it here. Angela talk 08:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Club Penguin Wiki Edit

A lot of people come onto the Club Penguin Wiki, and do horrific editing jobs, such as poor grammar and spelling. What can I do? V-Rex 16:53, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

I've replied on your talk page. Angela talk 08:11, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Serial Killer Wiki Edit

Hi. I submitted a request for a new wiki about a month ago, the "Serial Killer Wiki" which was intended to be a database of serial killers and details of their lives/crimes in a way that it would hopefully have been useful to psychologists/crimonologists. I still haven't heard anything back about this, not even to say whether the request had been rejected or not. Please can you tell me what is going on? Thanks--Boris Allen 12:46, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

I've just sent you an email about that. Angela talk 12:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
It's been 5 days now and I'd quite like to know what's going on. Has my application been rejected? I haven't heard anything--Boris Allen 15:22, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

The Elder Scrolls Wiki Edit

Hi. I have the similar question. I submitted a request for a new wiki about two weeks ago, the "The Elder Scrolls Wiki". I wrote on e-mail also. I still haven't heard anything back about this, not even to say whether the request had been rejected or not. Please can you tell me what is going on? Thanks --Nik Novan 16:30, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

You should have got an email from me about that a couple of minutes before you left this message. It exists at ru.elderscrolls.wikia.com. :) Angela talk 17:25, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you --Nik Novan 18:50, 12 February 2007 (UTC) What is this in my e-mail letter "Ticket# 2007020310000183" - password or no? I have not found password. I have seen on address ru.elderscrolls.wikia.com The URL you entered points to a Wikia that does not exist. What is this& --Nik Novan 19:04, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

No, that's not the password. You should receive that separately. It's just for the mailing list and doesn't affect the actual wiki. Angela talk 19:15, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Norvan and Nik Novan is same person - a founder The Elder Scrolls Wiki. I have password for Mailing lists. I have adjusted Mailing lists. But further? How I can protect a main page? I can not understand in passwords. I have received the password for Mailing lists. My administration password also? Please, answer me --Nik Novan 19:59, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

See Help:Main Page - there's no reason to protect it yet. Protection is only a last resort against vandalism. New users should be encouraged to improve all areas of the wiki, especially the main page. Your user account has admin access, so the only password you need for the wiki is the one you usually log in with. Do you want me to set Nik Novan with admin rights instead of Norvan? Angela talk 11:59, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

No, thanks. I understood with all problems --Norvan 16:05, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Wiki request (KOTOR) Edit

Thanks for the reply Angela, I can't wait to build the KOTOR Wiki into a large community! I'm getting started right now! Brain40 [talk] [my domain]

Thank you... Edit

for giving me the mop on the Christian Wiki, Angela! -- Justin M. / Talk 01:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

HelpEdit

Hello, Iam BobafettH23. Iam getting ready to be an admin on the War of the Worlds wiki. I need some help, I need a template that says; This article is a dead article, and needs to be improved. If you can't do this, could you please point me to a user that can? Thank you for your time. BobafettH23 12:34, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Do you mean the stub template which Brain40 has already done for you? Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

I can't upload image up on requests wikia!Edit

Can you upload this image up on requests wikia? Thanks, GravityTalk 15:45, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I apologise for not telling you why it should be uploaded (Wow, apologised twice in one day!). Lol, I just want a counterpart of {{support}} on requests. --GravityTalk 15:55, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
Uploads are restricted there since people kept adding only irrelevant images and there is rarely a need for new images on that site, but I will upload this one for you and put it at homepage:Special:CreateWiki:Template:Oppose. Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

politics.wikia Edit

Any idea what should be done with this:

[9]

[10]

[11]--False Prophet 15:39, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

It seems like blatent trolling to me. I'll talk to Roblefko and the others about it. Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

c:pt.nintendo Edit

Hi Angela, remember when you've made this wiki? Well, I've found Mario Wiki and tryed to move it, but they don't want to move :( So, I am ask if you can delete c:pt.nintendo and create c:pt.mario, the wiki that I desire to edit. Thank you and type back. --Slade 23:17, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

PS: the Mario Wiki at Wikia also host Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Wario, Banjo and Conker articles, like the "original". --Slade 23:33, 15 February 2007 (UTC)
It's better to write about Mario within the Nintendo wiki since it's not likely to attract enough editors by itself. If it ever does, we can split the wiki at a later stage. Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
OK, I'll do it. One more question: it's possible to install extensions at internal wikis? --Slade (msg) 19:28, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
We might be able to install an extension for the whole of that Nintendo wiki. Which one is you want? Angela talk 20:48, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

The Film Guide Edit

Hi, Angela. I submitted a request for a new wiki about several days ago, the "The Film Guide" (on Russian language) - analogue of other "The Film Guide" on other languages. Please (pleassssssse) help to open this wiki-encyclopedia. Thanks --Norvan 18:11, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

It might be better to focus on the new Elder Scrolls wiki rather than trying to make 2 at the same time, but you can start this at scratchpad: for now if you like. Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

But I not one. Elder Scrolls will arrange other person. Please --Norvan 14:00, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Ok. I'll make it at ru.filmguide.wikia.com. Angela talk 14:17, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much --Norvan 15:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

How change "Film Wikia" on "The Film Guide" (in line-headline)? --Norvan 17:48, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

May be "КиноВики", please

West Indies Wiki Edit

Hello. Back in May, I started the West Indies Wiki, but I just don't feel like editing it again. Sorry if I no longer partake in Wikia as much as I do Wikipedia, but it's all for the best. Moreover, as the founder (at caribbean-l@wikia.com or something), I have received two spam messages this past week. How do I, the admin, close it down? --Slgrandson 23:30, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

How about merging this wiki into the World Wikia? I'll take your address off the mailing list now to prevent the spam. Angela talk 13:05, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
It's actually caribbean-l-owner@wikia.com. --Slgrandson 21:48, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Gears Of War Irc? Edit

Could you put the Gears of War IRC on the Gateway please. Could you pleas post on my talk page on Gearspedia, or swfanon. Darthraul 03:34, 17 February 2007 (UTC)Darthraul

Bot Issue Test Edit

Below is the long winded explanation of why, but my request is: Could you put a temporary bot flag on User:AnimeBotSys keeping the sysop flag it currently has so I can test to see if my bot issue is a error caused by some sort of session difference between users with a bot flag, and users with only a sysop flag. (Sorry, I forgot to say which wikia. InuYasha is the one which still has the template protected and different from the content which will be there, so the flag is fine for the InuYasha wiki.)

I've been working on a bot for the Wikia Anime Project to be able to keep a standard set of templates across the wikia in the project matching the ones at the main anime wikia. But I'm having an issue which dosen't appear to be an issue in the programing of the bot. It appears that my bots are having problems with protected pages (Protection is used on the templates on the other wikia as a detterant to stop normal users from accidentally changing a template which will only be overwritten by a bot.) When I looked at the source html shown when an error occurs when it was attempting to write to a protected template using the sysop account for the bot I noticed that the source was for a user without sysop status, even though it had just asked me to have it login as AnimeBotSys (This is on Naruto and InuYasha where the bot is a sysop). As a test to make sure something wasen't wrong with the system, I ran one of my old bots for the gaiapedia which used the other 2 bot accounts on the gaiapedia and it ran fine, I tryed protecting the page then and it came up with an error. And when I looked at the source which came up in the console that time, I couldn't find the content area, but instead I noticed that for some reason, while when the page is unprotected and it's using the normal bot account it can edit, and the edit is logged under the name of the bot account, but while it's protected for some reason instead of being treated as the logged in sysop user, it is treated as an annon ip. Basicly User:AnimeBot has a bot flag and no sysop and User:AnimeBotSys has no bot flag but has a sysop flag. And the same goes for my olf User:GaiaBot and User:GaiaBotSys. Dantman (Talk) 15:20, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, but it appears that my guess isn't the issue. It appears that the pywikipedia bot framework is having issues editing protected pages even with sysop status. I don't need the bot flag now. I don't actualy know if it's a pywikipedia or Wikia issue because I have no other places to test it against on this system. Dantman (Talk) 15:59, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Hi Angela. Thanks again for all your help. I have now made some progress in working on the NCDD wiki. I was wondering, is there some way that I could arrange to have admin privileges? Also, i was wondering, is there some way to prevent changes to the wiki by other users, at least until I have managed to finish some of the initial work? Obviously, at some point it will be open to editing by many others, but I would like to hold off on group editing, , especially by general users, for the time being, until it is somewhat ready for editing. So i appreciate it.

By the way, how worried should I be about random users finding it? I have a feeling that at some point Google may pick it up, since it is on wikia. Are there any general wiki link pages which currently link to it? I ask only because like I said, I feel it's not quite ready for open editing just yet.

By the way, when you reply, you can reply here, but could you please leave a note on my talk page, to let me know you have replied? Also, in general, one of the best ways to reach me is by leaving a notemy talk page at wikipedia, letting me know to check the talk page somewhere else. Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it. --Sm8900 01:42, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I've replied at w:c:ncdd:User talk:Sm8900. Angela talk 13:35, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Because that wiki is only about Wikimedia projects. The list was moved to w:c:wikis:List of Wikia wikis. Angela talk 17:53, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Hi Angela. just want to say thanks for setting up my admin rights. Appreciate it. Regarding the access for other users, you're right; these wikis should be accessible for other users. however, the concern which i expressed was based on one which arose in the original NCDD wiki. Back there, it was thought that the main text of important pages should be somewhat protected, with a sandbox area for uses by the general public. However, the ability of wikia to save previous revisions makes this somewhat unnecessary. So I appreciate it.
By the way, re the message by Slade above, I have a question. Sorry to sound a bit abstruse, or to add another layer to this. however, I'm a little amazed by all this. i had no idea there was another site called wikis, indexing all of these. I know one thing we have plenty of is catalogs. However, what would be the place to find a list of all domains related to wikia?
I have already found wikipedia, wikisource, wikibooks, wikiversity, etc, obviously, since those are linked to the main page of wikipedia. I also now there is wikis, wikia, and the wikia index, as well as nubio. Are there others? i hate to ask such a pesky question, but if I can find just one definitive index, that should settle it. I appreciate it. thanks. --Sm8900 21:05, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
btw, never mind, I'll look on Wikipedia. if there's any more inclusive source, I'd appreciate if you could let me know. however, no big deal. thanks. --Sm8900 21:55, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
There are many thousands of different wikis. For a list of the 2300 Wikia hosts, see List of Wikia. The Wikimedia projects are amongst the most well known, including Wikipedia, but they also host the projects listed at wikimedia.org. Some of the more popular wikis that are not part of Wikimedia or Wikia are listed at Wikipedia:List of wikis. Angela talk 00:06, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
that sounds good. appreciate it. See you. --Sm8900 16:51, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak Edit

Hi, can I get an IRC cloak on #wikia? John Reaves (talk) 04:14, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

That should be working now. Angela talk 16:48, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
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