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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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  • Hello, I posted an adoption request here about adopting the f(x) wiki. My request was denied due to the very few amount of views and active users the wiki has. Is it possible that in a few months if I am able to get more viewers onto the wiki that I could submit a second adoption request? I really want to create a reliable and accurate database for f(x) and their fans. :)

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    CzechOut
    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    01:47, October 13, 2019
    • Unfortunately not.

      See, we want to value your time by letting you know when a wiki's stats have effectively flatlined. This allows you to quickly "course correct" and move on to a different topic that has had more success on Fandom. That way, your contributions will likely last longer — and more people will read them.

      Some topics simply don't fire our reader's imaginations. This is one.

      You're fighting an uphill battle here because the band broke up in the middle of the decade — even if it did have a brief reunion earlier this year.

      Of course, some bands do have staying power after they break up. But this band is not, say, The Beatles. F(x) was in some ways internationally successful — particularly with the SXSW crowd one year. But it was never a top-10 girl band in South Korea, and its presence on the global scene has now greatly diminished. And their name is now much more famous as that of an American cable network, and a contraction for "effects".

      Unfortunately, there are just a lot of headwinds here. None of them are your fault. You can't be expected to make a popular wiki about a dead band — with a name that's horrible for SEO — half a decade after their last album.

      Given you clearly have so many other interests, we're sure you'll have no difficulty editing on one of the several other wikis you already run. :)

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  • Hello DC Database admin Tupka217 blocked me again for reason strike 3 but I didn't nothing do wrong I learn my a lesson time I been careful and I got blocked again possibly cannot edit own talk page. Can you remove the blocked I won't do again from my account Dc Database Markim99.

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  • I've seen your response, and it's fair, but a new episode of the series the wiki is about is coming out soon, and i'm sure it'll bring more people back. As for contacting SuperHapMan15, he's admitted to not caring about the Wiki on his YouTube channel. I feel like the Wiki should have an admin that cares about it, like me, and the Wiki has been inactive on a few occasions in the past, but was always revived by a new episode coming out, but that's just what I think.

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  • I know that there have been 2 editors in the past month there other than me, but they're (im pretty sure) alternate accounts and all they do on the wiki is vandalize. One of them has even vandalized my profile page once.

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    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    21:04, October 11, 2019
  • Greetings

    I might as well ask what's wrong with this. If it's something serious I'd rather ask before it's too late.

    Thanks!

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    • Oh, I wouldn't give that much of a second thought!

      You created an edit conflict since I was editing at the time you snuck your edit in. The easiest way forward was simply to preference my edit and copy and paste it back into place from the edit conflict screen.

      I should also point out that I don't always leave behind "unofficial answers". They're sometimes helpful, but because editors can't see all the reports I can, sometimes they leave remarks that miss a larger point — such as a wiki's relative inactivity, or the fact that the requester has local blocks.

      Please don't be offended if your remarks are edited out in the future. It's all done in an effort to communicate clearly with the requester.

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    • Oh ok. :) Thanks for letting me know!

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  • CzechOut,

    After acting on your suggestions at Mummipedia would like to revisit the adoption request.   Would like to see this wiki tidy, organized, useful, and usable, not to mention used.

    Hyssop

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  • Hi I have been waiting for your answers at Chibi Vampire Wiki.

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  • I am the founder of one Alan Walker Wiki and I want you to do a favor by changing these MediaWiki messages:

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    CzechOut
    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    17:35, October 11, 2019
  • Hi  CzechOut

    In my new adoption application for I Am Number Four Wiki, you suggest that i should make some kind of discussion regarding my intention to adopting the wiki.

    And like you suggest, i already created a Blog post regarding of this situation, as well as started to invited other user who edited last couple months to participate. However, some of the users are vandalism and i kinda have editing conflict due to their behaviour. So, is it necessary to also send them an invitation to this discussion?

    Thank you.

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  • Hi Czechout-- I'm very passionate about WARS, and I'd very much like to continue the WARS wiki project. Off site, other fans and I have been organizing a project to get the wiki going, with folks reading or rereading the old stories. We're all aware the wiki has problems from years of disuse, including some pages created by a vandalism incident we can't delete, so many have been hesitant to start till we had an admin to clean it up. So, three questions: 1. How can we prevent the wiki from being deleted? If it's going to be, then obviously we should stop planning future work on it. 2. If the wiki is deleted will we be allowed to try remaking it at a later point or would we need to go somewhere other than FANDOM? 3. If the wiki is going to be deleted will we be given a warning to make sure the work that has been done is backed up? Thank you for your time!

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    CzechOut closed this thread because:
    20:38, September 16, 2019
    • One small note: while the wiki was not at 50 pages when I put our submission in, we crested 50 pages yesterday, and are now at 62 (though the front page still says 36, for some reason) as we've continued daily work on it.

      Edit: This morning the activity feed and the front page both say "50" pages so I'm not sure what's going on there.

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    • When we on the adoptions team refuse a request on the basis of wiki inactivity, that's the end of the road. We don’t then say, "... but if you do x, y and z, we'll reconsider."

      The hope is that by decisively “calling time” on wikis that have flatlined, people will focus on more active wikis.

      We’re not doing that lightly. Nor are we attempting some form of reverse psychology to spur you into activity to try to “save” the wiki. We’re doing it because, in our experience of watching thousands of wikis over the years, once wikis flatline like Wars Wiki has, they aren’t salvageable in the long term.

      We’re also able to see something that most users can’t. We can tell if there’s a natural readership for the topic. The key factor is not the number of pages a wiki has — though my statement that fewer than 50 pages had been created in the last almost-decade does reasonably suggest general inactivity. Rather, the important thing is how many people have viewed the wiki.

      And what’s indisputable about Wars Wiki is that no one has seen it other than those few people who have edited in the last 24 hours. In fact, in the last seven days, four have been without any page views at all, while the other three haven’t been statistically different to zero. Before this week, there’s only been one day since mid-August with any page views at all.

      That's pretty obviously not great -- and why our adoption guidelines regarding inactivity definitely apply.

      Finally, due to issues of scale, we’re not typically able to give advance warning when we delete inactive wikis. However, the refusal of an adoption request is itself a pretty big clue that deletion is definitely an imminent possibility. Of course, when wikis are deleted, the database is downloadable for about 30 days afterwards, so, yes, it’s backed up. But you may want to grab any images while you can, since those are trickier to work with later.

      Of course, you can try again by starting a new wiki. But the ten years of evidence we have so far on this topic suggests that there has not so far been a natural appetite for this material on Fandom. So it might well be that a year from now, the new attempt is equally unpopular and it would face deletion, too.

      That’s why I think it’s fair to advise you to put your efforts towards topics that have clear audiences.

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