I'm the admin of the Roman Mysteries Wiki (http://romanmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Roman_Mysteries_Wiki), a wiki about the Roman Mysteries, a series of historical novels for children. I was wondering if it could join the Books Network?
The wiki is not very large yet, as it had been abandoned for a couple of years before I became the admin; there is the possibility that joining the Books Network would help towards the wiki's growth.
Absolutely! I've added you to our Books Network page. It would be awesome if you could post a link to our wiki somewhere on yours! Definitely check out our Forums if you want to chat with other admins. It's fairly new so it's just getting off the ground.
Thank you! Much appreciated :) Of course! Do you perhaps have a banner I could add? I saw one on the Anne of Green Gables Wiki and the Emily of New Moon Wiki, but I wasn't sure if Susannah, an editor at both wikis, had made that herself.
Also, I don't know why I didn't think of it when I sent the earlier message, but I'm the admin over at the Little Women Wiki (http://littlewomen.wikia.com/wiki/The_Little_Women_Wiki) as well; would it be possible if it could also join?
Hey Ariana, I was wondering if you had any idea why the content area on this wiki is so small. One most wikis I visit the content area is about 11/2 times bigger. I've taken a couple of screenshots to show you what I mean.
This screenshot is one of Community Central, and this one is one of the Books Hub. I've looked at the other hubs as well and they are all the same size. Do you have a bit of personal CSS I can use to make it bigger? Right now I'm having to zoom in a good bit to see everything better, and doing this also zooms my other tabs, so it's kinda annoying. >.<
How strange! I tried to see what exactly you meant on my own computer but the zooming in/out seems normal (I have an 11 inch wide laptop- not a monitor, so maybe that's why...) Unfortunately I don't have any CSS on hand, but I forwarded your note to my team to see if anyone else can help. I'll let you know if they come up with anything useful to fix the problem!
If it keeps coming up- you can try to report a bug here and someone with more CSS/engineering experience can take a look :)
Hope that helps! I'll let you know asap if I hear anything.
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 20:25, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Ok my team member said that the hubs are all at a fixed width because they are corporate pages- so it's actually intentional to keep the hubs that way. They don't have the fluid layout on the main page like other wikias.
Hope that helps!
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 20:37, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Hey Ariana, I need your help once again but this time with my own wiki, I am creating a fanfic wiki and I really need some help I was just wondering if you mind helping me start it up or even know someone to help. Let me know, thanks
Hi King Kahn!
Always happy to help :) What's the wiki and what kind of help do you need? What I can do is help build the main page and some of the basic starter pages/templates. For adding the bulk of the content, we have to leave it up to users most of the time- but maybe once I learn more about the topic I'll know a few users who would want to help!
I need to know how to set it up and how to do a fanfic wiki because I have never done one before and I have been instersted in doing one. It a big fanfic of different character from comic, books and movies etc and they are trying to find pieces to this magic book, maybe I can get some idea from some other people. I dont really have anything but this is my wiki http://ultimatefanfic.wikia.com/wiki/Ultimate_Fanfic_Wiki
Oh cool! Honestly I've barely worked with fan fiction communities -- but I can refer you to a few ones I know about. Check out the Fan Fiction Wikia, Percy Jackson Fan Fiction, and the Dr. Who Fanon Wiki. My advice would be to reach out to a few of those admins for advice. Start adding content to your wiki and once you have 10-20 pages I can create a main page with Fan Fiction rules, featured fan fiction, featured user, things like that if you want?
Hope that helps! Sorry I'm not an expert on the topic :) But I still love the idea!
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 20:34, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Yep the meeting is still on! And sorry yes I received your email and forwarded your user name to Annette. I'll have her add you on skype!
Thanks Paul :)
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 20:38, July 16, 2014 (UTC)
Hey I got accepted but I accidently deleted the email with the 2 forms on there. I don't know who sent them to me, so I can't reach him on here but you probably could and have him resend them and I will do today.
Hello Asnow. As I am going to create that portal for the Bible Book Club and i have tried some top ten lists (I will need to roll out some more) I had some ideas perhaps to do some of those "fantasy food meal" creation things for various events in the Bible. I would like to some tme on Biblicalapedia, chat for 20 or 30 minutes on what could be done and how it will be shared via social media. Thanks
Awesome idea- I can show you our Food Fiction portal to give you some ideas for inspiration. Unfortunately, my schedule is very busy so sticking to my message wall is the easiest way to communicate!
Asnow89@ (profile)•(talk) 16:40, July 14, 2014 (UTC)
So I was thinking next month or the month after we can do some food fictions for the Bible. I had a few ideas what we could do but I was wondering if you had any thoughts. I am also been thinking about the Book Club the Bible one, and well it seems like it is not being very succesful. I would like to expirement with this, but if this so fails at promoting Biblicalapedia I may have to change my focus to more important tasks.
As my idea for food-fiction something related to the last supper, or one of the biblical feasts.
The Last Supper could definitely be cool! You should absolutely host it on BIblicalapedia next month as an experiment. Just create some deadlines for people to enter then you can post voting polls so people can vote on the final menu! That would be fun :)
I was thinking perhaps more of a Wikia thing and they post it via social media (I am saying internally the book club isn't working out, I would like to make this an opportunity for wikia to do via social media or at least to repost it). I was hoping despite the small size of Biblicalapedia, this would be possible.
Nice! So for the official Food Fiction/Book Club programming-- it's actually not up to me to decide and it's normally planned a year in advance to accommodate events or new book releases, etc. Also, our official Wikia Facebook/Twitter is not run by me and they are normally strict about what content goes through. But I do run our Recipes Wiki tumblr and can repost your Food Fiction content there!
Hello Asnow. I was thinking perhaps you should create a template and make it global, or find someone who can make a template that is like game wiki templates and such that has a list of all the wikis in that genre, or all wikis that have that template. Here is an example of what I mean (as you can see the two templates at the bottom say, gaming wikis and Nintendo wikis).
Yep- we have a few book related templates. We are actually going to redesign the w:BookWikis template in the coming months to reorganize it a bit. Thanks for reaching out about it though- love the initative!
Ariana, you don't know grateful I am. Thank for your help (and the portal button). Can I just ask for the wordmark to be altered a bit? Instead of just saying "WIKIA", I think it will be better if it says "BOOKS WIKI" so when I'm affiliating with other sites, users don't get it confused with the other Secret Circle Wiki.
Other than that, your work looks amazing! Once again, thank you.
Hmm. For some odd reason the buttons in the top right are opening in the image viewer window instead of actually opening the link. Any idea what’s going on Ariana? When an image has the |link= parameter shouldn’t it open that link instead of the image?
Hey Corey! Thanks for pointing that out. I just realized this is happening on a few of my other wikis as well-- our engineers are currently working on fixing it so hopefully it won't be a problem for much longer!
Yeah, I was looking at it and I was thinking that it was due to you using a full url in the link, instead of just doing like |link=Special:CreateBlogPage so I switched out the full url for the wiki link for the page, yet it was still doing it.
Nice to know that it’s just a server problem and not me going crazy :P
I am sorry for bothering you on another wiki like this but I need your help, once again people are trying to take my rights away and this time its on the Girl Meets World Wiki, they said I am not editing and comment but if you see my contributions http://girlmeetsworld.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/King_Kahn I have been, they made a poll asking people if I should be demoted which I thought was rude. I know you can't do anything but can you tak to the other 2 admin and defend me because your my only hope they have gone to other wiki staff, and if you know anyone that can help me let me know.
I'm so sorry you feel that way!! I know some wikis can be really strict but I left both Austin and Wynn22 comments asking them if they could just give a warning and let you keep your rights but then set out some guidelines for what an admin should/should not do (example: 25 edits a week, etc.). I don't think it's fair to kick you off with no real warning!
Yeah, I agree we have no rules for an admin and that what went wrong with alll of this because there was no rule. Honestly do you think the wiki staff will take my beuracrat rights away because I have been active
I don't think they'll take away your rights! From what I've read, they want to give you another chance but since they put up the poll they are being swayed. I'm sure if you talk it out it will be okay!
I haven't heard back from them but I'll let you know if I do.
Hello, its been a while since I have been active here but am trying to get reeacitve here to revamp the Bible Book Club. I was wondering if one, you could enable the VisualEditor on here (its a bit inconsistent with the rest of the Wikia network), and two if you knew if were possible to add links within top ten list and if there are comments avaible (I am following your advice and creating some top ten lists to see if I can get a possible revamp). Any other advice for revamping? Thanks
1. Really happy you're working on revamping the wiki! Here is an example to check out. Comments should be enabled (as long as they are enabled on teh wiki). Also, yes you can definitely add links!
An example of what you should put in the Top 10 boxes is:
(You put a photo in then do the brackets for the linking to whichever page you want to direct to). I hope that makes sense!
2. Other advice for revamping-- create weekly discussions on forums, make your main page more visually friendly (right now I see a lot of text, but maybe try adding more photos or bullet points so it's easier for new users to read), also maybe you could add a poll on the main page to make it more interactive! Do you use blogs? That's another great resource to take advantage of.
3. Let's test out the Visual editor and see how the users like it.
Are you referring to the wiki homepage or the page Bible. I am thinking abou tmaybe (would prefer it to be on this wiki) to make some portal page here or on Biblicalapedia to organize all the forum posts and the like.
Okay thanks. Hopefully I can get to this soon, the actual book club still probably won;t be able to be launched for another month or so and these next two weeks will be really busy with onsite work (spotlights), sooner or later I will get to adding more. Thanks for the advice.
Though it is hard being a lone admin and finding a qualified and mature one is a bigger challenge the finding contributors. Yah I have a lot of daily work for Biblicalapedia (you would be surpised for the size of the wiki how much time a day I spend on related activities).
I have found the on-wikia audience for admins isn't going to work so being trying my focus on the more external, profesional/volunteer community which could help. Thanks for the advice hope to talk to you again soon!