Hello! I'm Sannse, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. I'm contacting you as the most recently active admin. Hopefully you can pass this on to others as needed.
One project that we're excited about launching is an initiative to pair newly registered users with experienced advisors (which they can choose from). These advisors would be available for answering basic editing questions and guiding appropriate edits, in the hope that these users will become active in the local community.
Why do this, rather than rely on admins and moderators? We've seen from research and experience (both from Wikipedia) that establishing a human bond with a peer "senpai" or mentor can have a better effect on the comfort of the newcomer, especially where the high volume of edits may cause the quick response of rollbacks rather than taking the time to walk new editors through their early work. While some communities do take that time and care among their leaders, we feel an additional level might put new users at ease and help them be more comfortable with editing. Ultimately, we feel like this project will either free up some time for admins and moderators, or designate them as approachable welcomers to talk to and guide new users. We want to see how effective this is on a relatively small number of communities and see if Fandom's results are consistent with those experienced on Wikipedia. If they are, we may pursue expanding the pilot program and perhaps seeking to build it into a core part of the new platform.
Here's what we would wish for your community to agree to:
At least one volunteer advisor, acting as an advisor and advocate helping newcomers. For the most part, this means responding to questions that newcomers leave the advisor in Discussions. Sometimes this may mean the advisor interacts with admins and moderators to address concerns regarding the newcomer. We have some advisors-at-large (those not tied to the local community, but available as fallbacks) already, but if you have ideas on who you might want to represent you in this role (or if you'd like to do so yourself!), feel free to contact me on my Wall.
Discussions / Feeds. Your community must have this active for the current solution to work. This is the primary method in which advisors have open communication with the users that choose them. We also recommend a Feeds channel of “Help Desk” where the communications can be placed, if you do not have a similar channel.
A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. If you are currently participating in the MyDashboard program, there will be a card there to interact with an advisor.
We are testing this for the next two months, and will see what the future of the program is thereafter. Is this a program you would feel comfortable with placing on your community?
I'd say that should be between you and the person you are advising. But personally, I try to get to questions daily. That doesn't include weekends though. And of course, I'm not a volunteer, and you are likely to have other stuff that needs to be done before replying to questions :)
I happened to follow AOT Wiki's Instagram account and when I want to visit it just now, I am unable to access into the page, I try to access it again numerous times but to no avail. I came here and noticed how the wiki's Facebook account is also experiencing the same problem when I tried to visit it via the Facebook widget. Is there like a change in the account's name or something?
i was reading levi's arc update on his page (under his history) and it says that apparently he'd lost an arm after being blown out of the cart. i was wondering where its shown that he has a missing arm, cause ive read 113-115 and i dont think i saw any limbs missing (unless im just blind)? it also uses ch 113 to cite the loss of his arm and im not sure if thats a correct citation either. but i wanted to ask you!
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Unless Isayama says something, it can't be proven. Just because someone has a few traits in common with clinical depression does not mean they actually have it. In the real world, meeting some of these traits means to go see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis, because you could still be wrong.
What mind is Reiner in during the scene in which he and Bertholdt are attached by Mikasa and straight after as we see them transform (warrior or soldier) I think it’s warrior but want to make sure, also Bertholdt is scared here?
(Oh, by the way, can you delete the redirect page called Goggles(Junior High Manga)? Goggles (Junior High Manga) exists already and is already a redirect for Abel. It also correctly has a space between "Goggles" and "(Junior High Manga)". Thank you and thanks again in advance!)
It would be great if the Attack on Titan wiki could be affiliated with the No.6 wiki. They both share many thematic similarities namely being post-apocalypse series and with there ‘perfect’ worlds not being what they seem (won’t give away spoilers for anyone reading). They are ideal affiliates for what they share world and story wise, this is the No.6 word mark:
Hello. While the decision is not up to me, I would like to point you our affiliate guidelines. From what I saw this wiki doesn't have the required number of pages (at least 200 required while this wiki has 106)
Thanks for considering us and good luck with your edits. :)
Hey, nice to meet you. Oh my, I must have missed that. I understand if the rules were updated, though the wiki does currently have affiliates with under 200 pages: Green Blood (95) Shaman Kings (90) Iron Knight (54) Gangsta (173) The Rolling Girls (68) FCB (136) so maybe it does no harm for No.6 to be included, which also benefits from continued development.
Do you feel it would be really nice for No.6 to be a special exception to this one rule? I think it would be a good case to affiliate, not by current page numbers, but on similarities within the content and themes that both Attack on Titan and No.6 share. As I say, these two series have the most in common of all the affiliates in that sense, hence why I thought this affiliation would be ideal for both these wiki’s you see.
The guidelines as you said were updated after we had already affiliated with those sites, but at some point the list will be rechecked and the affiliations with all wikis that don't meet the new requirements will be revoked. Unfortunately we're no longer accepting affiliation requests from wikis with under 200 pages, but you can apply again after your wiki reaches that amount.
Could a persuasive argument be to affiliate by the themes and similar world scenarios Attack on Titan and No.6 share? Page numbers can come across as so cold and not mattering compared to what’s really important. It may not have enough, and it wouldn’t be proper to, say add blank pages to reach the 200 mark. In this case shouldn’t what they have in common prevail over page numbers?
200 pages does not indicate a serious project (200 blank pages?) neither does it guarantee a wiki won’t be abandoned. Not that it matters though, the problem is solved: The No.6 wiki is a serious project and it won’t become abandoned.
In any case, let’s establish a better precedent where we affiliate on similarities between a series as what they share should hold greater weight than page numbers of a wiki. It’s the ties that matter, can you imagine Eren saying “oh sorry Armin, we can’t be friends because you don’t have 200 pages.”
Feeling daring and want to shred this rule like Levi and others deal with titans? Is it sincere to turn down the series with the most similarities on a hard technicality of pages? Popularity counts for nothing, friends matter more, as any of the characters in both these series would tell you. Us admins have a duty to affiliate these two wiki’s. I call upon you to do the right thing and please reconsider this rule to affiliate Attack on Titan with No.6. May we exchange the word marks?
It's understandable if time is required to reach a consensus bearing in mind the new information in the reply. Though no one should delay this affiliation, the apt path is to recommend watching No.6 and when the admins have had a change of heart I hope you’ll see that this course of action, namely by affiliating on the similar world, story and messages is the best one. Though the page increase to 200 can be worked towards (everyone come join in?) I hope this unusual rule comes under review since it operates as an artificial barrier to arguably Attack on Titan’s most appropriate affiliation.
In the mean time, there was one other wiki I had in mind to affiliate with Attack on Titan: Banana Fish. They aired at the same time so they share that largely unique feature, and they are both certainly quite harrowing where anything can happen, a plot you can’t predict and worlds ripe with corruption. Of course that never puts people off, they’re both truly remarkable, outstanding series. Since Banana Fish does meet all the criteria, may Banana Fish and Attack on Titan be affiliated? (The word mark is below, and here when hovered over).