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  • Hello uwu, around a month ago I started up a wiki but was unaware of the new wiki engine that Fandom has installed for all wiki's created past March 11th. This is irreversible and as of right now I'm not very pleased with this new engine, as many things are still either in beta testing or aren't even compatible yet. I would like to use the older version of Fandom but I don't have any older wikis to use.

    I would like to ask if anyone were willing to donate an older unused wiki they own (created before March 11th) and transfer ownership? I know that this is a very selfish request...I'm sorry...but I would greatly appreciate it. I'm much more experienced with how the old version worked, and I would love to be able to work with it on my wiki.

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    • That'd be completely pointless. Because that wiki will still be ported over, and you'll have to learn how to use it then. Best get used to the new normal.

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    • Alrightie then...thankies anyhow :3

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    • It's going to take some time for everyone to get used to it. I've started making some drafts for pages in a test wiki just to get a hang of the new editors.

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    • My main issue with the new engine is not being able to activate the JavaScript and whatnot. I've also tried porting certain templates from wiki's using the older engine and they just don't work sometimes. I've been working with the new one for about a month and it just really isn't to my liking yet. Hopefully I'll get used to it eventually.

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    • Those features will become available eventually. Make a note of what you want that doesn't work yet and address it later; work on what you can for now and use placeholders. Apart from user-end tools, js should be avoided as much as possible for content.

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    • Oki, I'll see what I can do uwu

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    • We feel your pain. Also, I disagree about using JS for content... some of the best content (fancy tooltip popups are a good example) needs JS.

      I suggest you complain in detail to FANDOM staff here: https://fandom.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000940393

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    • I agree, I would love to use JS to make more fancy content. As a graphic designer and a mod on another wiki, the JS is so useful and needed.

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    • From what I can tell, the whole "JS is evil" attitude is because it doesn't work on mobile and Fandom (as well as most other web developers) are absolutely fixated on mobile viewing. My opinion is that desktop users shouldn't have to dumb down their content just to mobile users can keep-up.

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    • Tbh I'm not a fan of Fandom's mobile version either, I always switch it to desktop view.

      I sent my complaint but they did nothing, I just got the typical bot reply that didn't even address my complaints.

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    • When did you send the complaint? They don't reply on weekends.

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    • I sent it yesterday, however staff did reply a few hours after my complaint was qeued.

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    • Based on what you said, I think you just got the auto-reply. They send that first to let you know it was received. Chances are no one has actually looked at it yet.

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    • Yeah I got that first message, then a few hours later I got another reply from one of the staff, Courtenay.

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    • I see. I guess there is nothing to do bu wait then.

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    • Yeah unfortunately... I've been trying my best with UCP but it just really isn't to my liking. I love the new design but other than that it feels like a downgrade.

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