Hey, what happened to RationalWikiWiki? Did a bunch of right-wing brigadiers mass report it or something? Also, you planning on reviving it? The files can be downloaded. I contacted the staff and they said the files will only be downloadable for 30 days but the Doctor Who General, Trollpasta, and (I believe) Soundboard Prank Calls wikis were all banned longer ago than that and are stil downloadable so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hi there Simon Peter Hughes! Since you are the most recently active Admin at w:c:literature shown its "Recent Wiki Activity", I'm writing to you instead of spending time to find others.
(I swear I have a point, please try to finish reading this post. Thank you so very much! =D)
I'm just kind of confused about the whole redirect situation... Was books.wikia.com a redirect that used to belong to w:c:literature and was somehow demanded over to the former Books Hub, and now for unknown reasons, offered back to you by the Staff? Did people from your community have some sort of discussion or petition, proclaiming that a lot of them want to have it back?
I'm only asking because, when time allowed, I have been trying to improve the former Books Hub and its goals; to me, its purpose is very different to Literawiki. BTW, don't get me wrong, Literawiki definitely has more contributors and have more content. I'm not certain of this, but it seems like as long as the subject is in fact literature, they can be created as articles on that wiki. That's what's separating the former Hub and the well-developed Literawiki. One of the Staff established that preferably only books or book series that have their own Wikia wikis would get articles at the former Hub, and I thought it was an interesting approach to filter the content, for if not, it might as well be a duplicated wiki (with a Hub title) of Literawiki.
Anyways, in my prime editing period, when it comes to actually deleting pages or files, it was obvious to me that none of the Admins were really active, and I feel like I constantly had to request them to delete stuff (in order to prevent them being used again), and sought for the possibility of joining as Admin (or even Content Moderator later on) myself so I could just take care of the situation when it occurs, instead of constantly having to report to inactive users with user rights. At the time, they told me all Hubs were frozen and were not in need of new members in positions other than regular contributor, so there was that.
I didn't mind it as I have other wikis to maintain, and the only reason I asked for the position really is because certain editing actions feel extremely redundant if they always have to go through an extra step, in the form of requesting others to actually performing it. Alas, now the title "Books Hub" is officially GONE (when the wiki that used to be under the Hub status IS STILL STANDING), I was asked by the Staff to join as Admin, to which I accepted.
And now here's the point: No one seems to feel it was necessary to inform anyone (not just myself, but whoever that's also lurking around and silently viewing the former Hub) that the redirect was handed (back?) to Literawiki. It was kind of a real bummer to me since I thought I would be editing and taking care of a wiki about books (that have their own Wikia wikis), and we are entrusted with the title "Book Club", which in all honesty, feels very, very limited to me, and not at all what I signed up for.
I'm super sorry that you are getting a supremely long message from a person you've never encountered and are randomly getting to read this quite-lengthy-and-not-exactly-sounding-happy rant.
I am not in any way suggesting that you have something to do with what I went through, nor do I think anyone was really at fault; it just so happened that not everyone involved were on the same page. Which is why I'm writing to you. Again, back to my initial question, does the majority of your community feel that they need and WANT an extra redirect? Staffs seems to want the "hub" out of the domain name, which is fine to me, but instead of getting changed to books.wikia.com like what it probably was expected to, the former Books Hub is now w:c:bookclub... Whereas the former Music Hub is lucky enough to not be turned into something like musicclub.wikia.com, and gets to be simply w:c:music.
The point of this longwinded post is really to make sure you guys at Literawiki really felt it was absolutely necessary to take up that redirect, when its primary domain name is already so well-known and used around Wikia. If the answer is "yes", than there's nothing else I could say and I respect the decisions. I'm only asking because I read what the Staff have written to you, and it honestly looks a bit misleading, as if the Wiki that used to be the Books Hub IS CLOSED, when that's not even the case. All the content are still there; the Staff just got rid of the official orange theme and logo with a traditional home page.
Please let me know what you think whenever you are available. And seriously, thank you, THANK YOU, very much, for hearing me out.
You got it right the first time. The URL books.wikia.com used to redirect to Literawiki. I have no idea how long it had existed as a redirect to my wiki. Very shortly after the Books Hub was created, I was asked if I minded handing that redirect over to the Books Hub. I happily gave it over because the Books Hub was an idea that I strongly supported. I was saddened to see the Books Hub get neglected by staff, saddened when it was removed from navigation and saddened to read that it would no longer exist as an official hub.
On October 25, I got a message from staff member Witnessme. The message said that the URL books.wikia.com was available again and it was being offered to me because I had "been fighting for it for some time". I replied that I had not been fighting for it and that I happily gave it over to Wikia Books Hub. I agreed to take it back on the understanding that the Books Hub no longer existed.
There certainly have not been lots of users on Literawiki demanding to have the books.wikia.com redirect back. Although we're a medium-sized wiki in terms of visitors, getting a few hundred visits a day, we're a small one in terms of editors. Apart from me, only two other users have edited articles in the last twelve months. And we all mainly just get on with adding content without making much of a fuss about anything. The decision to hand over the books.wikia.com redirect to the Books Hub and the decision to take it back last week were entirely mine alone.
I think you have been shabbily treated by being kept out of the loop. If you want to ask staff to give you the books.wikia.com redirect back, you have my blessing.
Thank you for replying and explaining the situation to me! (For some reason I didn't get a notification for your reply, so I'm sorry for my delayed response!) And thank you so, so much for your understanding! I'll contact the Staff and hopefully they'll take both of our account as something to consider. I'll keep you updated if I heard anything back. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to go over this with me! =D
I promised to keep you updated... I got this reply two days ago, was kind of too upset to do anything about it for the time being lol:
Thanks for writing to Fandom. I read all of this, and I did some legwork around the office to determine why we changed that URL. The simple answer is that Literawiki is a larger, more complete wiki. We want to give Fandom users easy access to the highest-quality content.
It's certainly nothing personal. Let me know if there are questions.
Sighs, they've basically admit they wanted people to see what's best, and the former Books Hub just wasn't up to standards, thus they let Literawiki have the better SEO so it'd get displayed during certain search result instead of the former Books Hub... That's honestly not motivating people to help out imo. xP
I feel bad for you. I honestly don't know why they didn't just delete the old Books Hub before asking you if you wanted to administer it. Anyway, I wish you luck with whatever you plan to do with that wiki.
Because you're bureaucrat in Peanuts Wiki, can we affiliate each others wikis? Mine is Mutts Wiki, I think you know the comic strip, because Patrick McDonnell and Charles M. Schulz were good friends. There's even some Peanuts related Mutts comics. I hope we can, but I don't know the rules for affiliting wikis like must the wiki have much pages, because I started Mutts Wiki two weeks ago so it has some pages and not much information yet. If you agree it's great and if you know the comic well it would be great if you would help with the wiki if you're not busy.
I don't think there's really any such thing as an officially affiliated wiki. I think all that ever really happens is that wiki admins put links to each other's wikis on their main pages and call them affiliates. I will add a link to Mutts Wiki under the "Other comic strips wikis" heading on the main page of Peanuts Wiki. You're welcome to add a link to Peanuts Wiki on your main page and you can call us an affiliate if you want. You are also most welcome to create a page about Mutts to go in our References and mentions category on Peanuts Wiki.
Thank you. I wanted to restart editing on wikia again. What is the current status of the Judaism wiki? is it still running? sorry about this but I have some trouble with my computer at the moment. Thank you
Yes. Judaism Wiki is still going. I make an edit every four days to keep it active. There's also another editor who's been editing from time to time since last autumn. So, again, what's the problem you mentioned before and how can I help you?
Hi! I noticed on your profile that you know several languages and was therefore wondering if you had heard of the Wikia Language Brigade (WLB). We're a project of volunteer translators who translate and language correct articles on request.
If you're interested, feel free to join! It's not very time intenstive as there are a lot of members; you can do translations/corrections whenever you want. Occasionally, you may get message on your wall with questions if you want to help with a project or do something, but you're completely free to decline those (no obligations!).
Even if you're not interested in becoming a member, you're free to make use of our "services" by requesting a translation or correction, and it'd also be very welcomed if you spread the word to any user, whether unilingual or monolingual :)
PS: I also read that you've worked in Japan before. I'm currently studying in Japan and since language teacher is one of the options I'm considering, I was wondering if I could have your opinion on it.
Hello. I would like to propose a few things to you concerning a few different wikis in which you have Administration rights over:
1. Literature Wiki- Create an affiliate partnership (link each others wikis and perhaps work on an actual content development partnership as in adding external links to each other and creating pages on biblical books on literature wiki discussing more of the literature of it and linking them across wikis)
2. Judaism Wiki- An affilliate partership (just link each other)
3. Religion Wiki- a content development partnership though we already are affiliates linking each other
Also I would like to invite you to contribute to Biblicalapedia . It does cover biblical-Christian canon; however, there is still plenty of content that falls under Jewish canon and would allow you to contribute content in that point (assuming you are Jewish due to your Adminship over the Judaism wiki).
I look forward to your response
Superdadsuper, Biblicalapedia Administrator and Bureaucrat
Yes, I'm Jewish and, for that reason, I don't have any interest in editing Biblicalpedia. It's much too Christian for me. Also, I'm already an admin on seven different Wikia wikis and one non-Wikia one. I really don't have the time or energy to get heavil yinvolved in any more.
I've added a link to Biblicalpedia on the Judaism Wiki's WikiNode page, although I felt I had to add a caveat that it's more Christian than neutral or Jewish.
There is already a link to Biblicalpedia on the Religion Wiki main page and has been for well over a year. Remember that Biblicalpedia and Literature Wikia are already associated as members of the Books Network. As such, there are already links to Biblicalpedia on the main page and the WikiNode page as part of the Wikia Books template. (I notice that you haven't added that template to Biblicalpedia's main page, even after asking about such a template on the Books Hub).
I have no objections to your suggestions but I really think what you're talking about comes down to edits that you might like to make to Religion Wiki and Literature Wikia. IIf you want to add links to Biblicalpedia on pages on Religion Wiki, go ahead! if you want to create pages on books of the Bible (Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Apocrypha) on Literature Wikia, again go right ahead! However, I won't be creating any such pages myself.
I understand your reasons not to get involved in Biblicalapedia (this conversation reminds me yo add that book network temple and I will make sure to link the Judaism wiki. I hope to accomplish some linking, while making sure to comply with wiki policies. Thanks anyway.
We have discussed this before, but I hope to eventually start some intiation of creating articles on Literature wiki for each book of the Bible. The point of this would to be provide a literary anaylsis on the respective text of the book of the Bible in question, which is outside of the scope of Biblicalapedia. Then links on the pages to Biblicalapedia and vice versa would be replaced. I was wondering if there were any specific guidelines on providing Literary anaylsis, and if there was a suffiecient place at the community where I could perhaps post a "task listing" to enlist help from editors at this community to provide Literary anaylisis of the Bible? I was also wondering if you would be willing to share any thoughts on the full program idea, or perhaps at least review the program concerning Literature Wiki. Would it be possible because of this partnership to link to each other? If you would like to see the full document concerning this partnership please contact biblicalapedia [at] gmail.com so you may get a copy (otherwise we will need an alternate form of private communication in order to share the document with you). Let me know