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Spongebob456

aka Chris

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  • I live in Britain
  • I was born on October 9
  • My occupation is Fandom Wiki Manager for TV/Movies wikis
  • I am Male
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  • Any chance you could change my username to the color green?

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  • I don't know if you remember how I said I was thinking about laying out the page so alternate versions of a character would be separated in tab-like sections, and you said how you thought this would be a bad idea, because readers want to see everything out in front of them, but I've found that RangerWiki does the same thing, so I was wondering if you could help me out with this and seeing what it looks like in a draft page?

    Here's an example from RangerWiki: https://powerrangers.fandom.com/wiki/Jason_Lee_Scott

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    • Hopefully we see a release date for the UK soon. I'll keep an eye out and will let you know if I spot a release date. --Spongebob456 talk@fandom 20:00, May 15, 2020 (UTC)

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    • Awesome work on having the wiki updated, it's looking really good! Did you want to start a spoiler discussion in Discussions too? --Spongebob456 talk@fandom 12:49, May 16, 2020 (UTC)

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  • Could you please add https://scoobydooandguesswho.fandom.com/wiki/Special:WikiActivity as another affiliate?

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  • There's a lot of categories such as the "Articles needing expansion" category for this wiki, and several others in the Villains wiki. There's so many you can only go over 200 articles forward and backwards. I think what can help is that there can the letters of the alphabet that will go to the articles that start with said letter.

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    • Hi, thanks so much for the suggestion! There is something very similar to that already actually. If you use the Dynamic categories option (pictured below) there is an alphabet navigation bar at the top for users to navigate to the letter they want:

      ScoobyDynamicCategories

      Are users working through those maintenance categories? I'm wondering if it might be worth starting some sort of project initiative here to ask users to add more content to articles. Perhaps through an Announcement you could highlight the need to have that maintenance category be an area of focus for editors.

      Another place that would be worth looking at is Special:ShortPages as that offers a similar list of articles. You can navigate 500 articles there.

      Let me know if I can help with starting some sort of project up as I think that would be super beneficial. :)

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    • I would very much like more users who can work through the maintence categories properly.

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    • Great! So in terms of my recommendations, I think you should start a Forum or Discussions post saying something along the lines of:

      "Hey guys! We want to clean up the wiki and we have noticed we have a lot of short articles. You can help us out! Please go to Category:Articles needing expansion and add more content to those articles so we can deliver a quality experience for our readers. Please let me know if you have any questions!"

      I would use Announcements to give that post maximum publicity and to attract the most users. Also, at Special:Community, there is a customisable section that you can edit which is also a great place for you to post this. :)

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  • I want to concise pages such as Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Scooby-Doo (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!) into one page, via splitting the page into tabs similar to here: https://familyguy.fandom.com/wiki/Template%3AEpisodeTabs, but I wasn't quite sure how to do that because I'd like have the page still look fairly normal.

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  • Could you find a few people who are willing to follow the rules and would like to help this site grow? Things like, creating new articles, and filling history and synopsises?

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    • Hey! Thanks for reaching out. So in terms of attracting contributors that follow the rules and help Scoobypedia grow, are you saying that new users at the moment aren't conforming to the above?

      If that's the case, it is definitely well worth your time to welcome in these new users and guide them toward how they can make the most out of the wiki and what the rules and guidelines are. Don't forget, we were all new users at some point and it takes experienced users and admins (like yourself) to point new users in the right direction.

      I can give you more advice on attracting new contributors, but there is no guarantee that all of them would follow the rules and help the site grow as they're new and still need to find their way around.

      A really awesome way to induct these news users is to customise the Special:Community page with all the tasks you want all users to do, in your case, creating new articles, filling out synopsis sections etc. It might also be worth pointing these users to Special:Insights too where there are a lot of categories there which detail what needs tidying up.

      Hopefully this helps and please do ask if you have any more questions! :)

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    • It's not that the new ones aren't doing well I mean they're ok. It's mostly that no ones filling the history and synopsises

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    • What do you think Atomic Light?

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    • You could edit Special:Community to ask users to fill out more of those. Perhaps create a maintenance template/category that you can add to articles where the history and synopses sections of articles haven't been filled out enough. This template might be similar to the Stub template.

      Another alternative (and maybe more far reaching) is to make an Announcement asking users to focus their efforts on this sections you're referring to. In the Announcement post, I'd link to a forum/Discussions thread you create going into more detail about what you want. :)

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  • I was wondering if you add other wikis to fandom like you did here, cause I got another that doesn't seem to be on the app.

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  • Okay, I'll take you up on that offer. I've been able to highlight admin names with colours, but I've only been able to do red. I don't know how to change them.

    Also, I'd like to be able to add a Facebook widget to the main page. I've only been able to add a Twitter one insofar.

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    • Excellent.

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    • Awesome. If you need a hand with anything else, please let us know! :)

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