I've seen a lot of people asking what they can do to help the wiki or even commenting that the Admins and P&S Committee members do all the work before any other users can add new info from recent chapters/episodes. In truth there is an awful lot of stuff that is still to be done on this site and I've listed a selection of them below. Everyone has different skills and areas of interest, meaning that we all have something we can do that others cannot. If you can help out with even one of these tasks, please do. It would be greatly appreciated and may help you develop as an editor here and on wikis in general. Check out the Community Portal for more tasks and you can use the Sandbox to test out edits.
- One simple, tiny thing that is often neglect…
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I received the following message earlier:
- Hello, I'm Kate from the Wikia Content team. We are trying to create a WikiaAnime Twitter group, where all of the amazing wikis can come together and share their most exciting information, and hopefully get a lot of new users! To join, all you need to do is post this Twitter button and tweet list on your main page.
File:Twitterbutton.png|center|link=http://twitter.com/WikiaAnime19:32, January 26, 2011 (UTC)
Don't know how others feel about it, but I'm not fond of the idea of seeing tweets about naruto etc on our main page. No disrespect to them, but this is a Bleach site. Having looked at the twitter page, it is clearly in the early stages of development, having 10 tweets, 65 following & 28 followers.…Read more >
- 1 Wikia's Look is
- 1.1 Discontinued features
- 1.2 New features
- 1.3 Other changes
- 2 Beta Testing
- 3 But I don't like it sir...
- 4 Handy References
- 5 Update
In case anyone is unaware, Wikia is overhauling its look over the next month or so and it will be a big overhaul that will affect both the appearance and how things are done here. The change is compulsory for all wikis because it is not simply a new skin option, it’s going to be an upgraded version of Wikia (the wikia system's software is going from mediawiki 1.15 to 1.16.1, which is apparently a bigger deal than it sounds like). Wikia does not want to waste resources working on an outdated version of the software, hence the update being mandatory.
For help with the new layout, check the Transition …
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- 1 Wikia's Look is Changing
I'm sure many of you have noticed over the last week or so that there has been a problem with images not showing up on articles. Though, curiously most of them show up without difficulty when you click on them. This is a Wikia wide problem and Wikia is aware of it, although I have no idea when or if it will be fixed. While we were quite lucky with it initially only affecting a small number of pictures, it is now becoming worse.
It seems, however, that there is a link between the pictures that are having trouble. All the pictures that I have checked so far have a rare(-ish) character in them, such as Ō, ō, ū or an apostrophe. This has never been a problem before, but it would seem that something has changed in the way the Wikia system handle…
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Quick update on a few wiki related things. Some of you may know this already, but it is worth pointing out for those that do not.
I'm sure that many of you have noticed the occasional slowdown of the Wiki lately, sometimes resulting in nobody being able to save any edits. They are happening because Wikia is moving servers (or something to that effect) and that is resulting in "a few read-only times" due to increased demand on the servers that are still active while others are being moved. There are also moments when various features stop working or displays change etc etc. Load times should be improved once the whole thing is done (so they say), but no eta on when this will be - we'll just have to bear with it for now. They …
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