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CzechOut

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  • Bio CzechOut has been at FANDOM since its earliest days. He likes comparing Irish whiskey with a good single malt, getting lost in a new city, and digging deep into the latest Apple® product.
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  • Thanks for your response !

    Pity that the adoption is unable to go ahead due to lack of activity. The main reason I wanted to adopt this wiki is that I thought it saved the effort from making a one, and couldn't see any other wiki that focus on that period. Thank you for your recommendation, I will stop work on this wiki as there is no point if going to be closed. Do think it is a good idea to make another wiki on Napoleonic wars, or is it better to leave it for another time ?

    Thanks again for your help and response.

    Kind Regards,

    TheWanderingRanger (Not all those who wander are lost) 04:16, April 4, 2020 (UTC)

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  • This was intended to go on to the completed adoption, but the revamp prevents you from doing so, so here it is on your Message Wall instead ;)
    I read all of what you had to write so bear me the courtesy of doing the same for this.

    "While you do have one now, it doesn't appear as that you've directed much attention towards it."

    Because I'm a human being with other priorities? Other wikis to tend to? Other obligations that I'm required to act on, namely real-life work? Other daily activities to do? Only an unregistered user who contributes very little in the way of substance, someone who seems to take the Wiki as their own personal dumping ground, and a community central member who is impotent to stop spam due to lack of adequate tools bestowed on to him are the other people I've been able to find in the Wiki Activity - it is a little difficult when several hundred edits are made each day by the same person. But do show me the other people I appear to have ignored since you evidently have the time on your hands. I'll be sure to talk to them. But if a Community Central member isn't enough of a swaying vote I highly doubt anyone else is.
    If this platform has decided to let unregistered users call the shots around here I don't really have a response. Nearly a decade on here, tens of thousands of edits across countless Wikis, and you'd think I was some rank outsider.

    "Also the tone is a bit off. It's not meant to be a declaration, where you just say, "I'm going to adopt the wiki." Nor should you be putting such statements in your edit summaries."

    What do you expect me to do? Congratulate people for spamming? Give them a pat on the back for making more irrelevant mess that I'd have to clean up were I an admin? Just IGNORE the massive elephant that keeps trampling everything in the room? The sole reason I've put so little effort into my pages is that I know sooner or later they're going to be vandalized, and I will be literally powerless to stop it. No point in making a good page if someone's going to take a digital poop on it.

    With regards to "confrontational", these people are submitting fanon to a factual Wiki, and you expect me to be nice to them? Do people win internet arguments by being nice to trolls? Or do the admins just ban and deplatform them outright?

    As for the next paragraph you've wrote, I'm viewing my campaign as doing a job that others apparently can't be bothered to do - namely taking care of neglected or otherwise abandoned Wikis that have been brought to the attention of others multiple times in this here forum - to which the best advice I received was to take adminship. Now that I'm actually following that advice it seems I'm back to square one. There are hundreds, if not thousands of Wikis just like this one. Formerly of good information, long since having fallen to the wayside by way of vandals.

    An example: for half a decade, the Midtown Madness 2 wiki has had a link to someone's fanon "game" (literally just drawings on a piece of paper) on the main page, and no-one has been able to modify it since. It took verbal takedowns from members of a similar community to finally bring "Owli Powli" back to some semblance of reality, even if they were a little hostile about it. Whichever admin gave that "Owli" person bureaucrat privileges on the MM2 Wiki is a Grade A troglodyte responsible for the downfall of this platform, pure and simple.

    All in all, what a complete farce. That's all I'll say. Not your fault, since you're just doing your job. This flawed, counter-intuitive system needs a revamp sooner rather than later. You need to make constant edits for 7 days+ to file for adminship but only 1 edit every 60 days to keep a hold of it. Many potential admins clearly passionate about their Wikis have been denied simply because they forgot to edit for one day, and invalidated hundreds of their previous edits. Or because its power-hogging admin simply refuses to relinquish their ownership and let someone else take charge. Surely you can see this is flawed.

    Thanks!

    AlexGRFan97 (talk) 21:38, March 25, 2020 (UTC)

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  • So, I asked in the forum regarding the topic about Parser Function and Category. LINK: https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:1829259

    And User:Andrewds1021 suggested me to ask you directly about what you wrote.

    Apparently you wrote this on (https://community.fandom.com/wiki/Help:Parser_functions) Grg2nkt34kn

    I wanted to know if this method is really possible?

    If it is possible, can you give an example??

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  • As you know, i already tried to adopt that wiki twice. Only for that to fail.

    I already adopted 3 similar wiki to Reviews before(with one of them being adopted a month ago, hence they're adoptable).

    So going by that logic(since the wikis i adopted were next to no active before their adoptions), i would say Reviews is adoptable, considering i already attracted a few users to that wiki.

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    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    19:18, March 15, 2020
    • As noted on the request, I'm not seeing any real evidence of an increased audience. The original assessment needs to stand — just as it did in another case handled by a different staff member. Just because one wiki about reviews is deemed adoptable, it doesn't necessarily follow that another will be.

      Each wiki is assessed individually.

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  • I was asking if you needed to have a certain number of edits to adopt a wiki. Did you even read the message?

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    • Hey again!

      I did read your message, but I just wanted to make sure you understood the wikis aren't "put up for adoption", but rather that adoptions happened according to the guidelines on the page I linked.

      That's really what controls the process more than a specific number of edits.

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    • Do you need to have a certain number of edits to adopt a wiki?

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  • I was just thinking, do you have to have a certain number of edits before putting a wiki up for adoption?

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    CzechOut
    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    05:31, March 15, 2020
    • Hey there! I'm not quite sure what you're asking. Wikis aren't "put up for adoption". Rather, people request if they are able to adopt wikis. Please see our guidelines for more information.

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  • hello there i have made a blog already and it has been a week can you grant me admin 



    https://psychology.wikia.org/wiki/User_blog:Dr._Martin_Brenner

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    CzechOut
    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    20:24, March 9, 2020
  • Please give me the right to bureaucrat and spit I wanted to ban.

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  • What is the differences between Wiki and Wikia?

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    • A wiki is a site where people can collaborate

      Wikia is a website that hosts wikis

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    • Almost. To clarify: a WIKI is site about certain topics which users can create and maintain, often as a group built on the MediaWiki platform.

      A WIKIA is both a Company Brand, now known as FANDOM, and the wikis it hosts. It's like the difference between crayons and Crayola, tissues and Kleenex, or photocopy(-ers) and Xerox.

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    • In the wake of rebranding as "Fandom", we're actually moving away from the term "wikia" to describe a site hosted by Fandom. So I would take issue with Love Robin's description as "and the wikis it hosts". Here in the 2020s, we'd generally prefer that an individual wiki be called "a wiki".

      "Wikia" is more of an historical term, just like "Wikicities", the original name we called inidividual wikis.

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  • It has been about 10 days left unattended... I suggest you or others to respond to those admin promotion requests , thanks.

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    CzechOut
    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    19:40, February 23, 2020
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