Hi there! I'm TyA and I'll be taking over for Jadium as the Vocaloid Wiki's Wiki Manager. My job is to help provide support for anime wikis across Fandom, so if you are ever in need of any assistance please feel free to reach out to me!
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Hi there! While on the wiki I saw the really great text advising people about commenting, and I was wondering if you knew how it was done, whether it's from a special page or script or... if you have a tutorial or could advise how I could make something similar on another wiki, I would really appreciate it! Thanks and have a nice day!
there was ECHO Special Version made for MUSIC STUDY PROJECT. The Special Version has new lyrics and I wondered if we should add them? I also listened to the full version and there were no other new lyrics added. After the new part the "I'm gonna burn my house down" part followed. I hope you think about this. :)
I'm not Meerkat but this is a question to which I can answer.
First, yes, all producer pages will have to be updated. However, there are some limits making this task horribly long. The new layout system uses a parsing of all articles on the wiki it links to. It includes song articles and album articles.
For song articles, they need at least one song infobox, and with all arguments in the same order. When this article exists, it is possible to link it on the producer page thanks to the template "pwt row". When the song doesn't have a page, "pht row" acts as a mockup, that you can fill with other arguments to replicate what a pwt row can do. Clearly, you have pht row followed by the song name, then the singers, then the release date, then the role the concerned producer had for this song. For songs, it's now easier to convert their templates since all the song pages have the right infobox (the former one has been deleted few days ago to avoid confusion for new users who don't use preloads).
For albums, it's more complicated. They first need to be converted before being linked to the producer page, since their new infobox is used for the parsing on the producer page. For now, a very very minoritary part of album pages have been converted to their new layout. For now, there is also a task ongoing to rename the album pages so their format is "kanji (romaji)" instead of "romaji (kanji)" and to add the "(album)" or "(single)" at the end of the name when there are songs and albums using the name in common. Another task that I'm doing for now in invisible is to remove all the former templates for external linking and replacing them by the new system of Official/Unofficial. However when I do this conversion I don't convert the whole page, I just edit a section. Resulting into... I'd say... Near 90% of album pages using the old layout?
So in a nutshell:
before converting producer pages, it's better to convert all album pages first. That will permit them to become "linkable" to the producer pages using the new layout.
after this step has been done, we can convert the producer pages to the new layout without being too lost.
another thing important to keep in mind is that when converting, you can not use VisualEditor, as it corrupts the code of the new format pages. This morning this type of corruption happened because someone wanted to change a picture on the producer page, but they used VisualEditor to edit. It's better to switch to source editor to avoid any corrupted code (preferences, 3rd tab, 1st menu, select "source editor" as main editor engine).
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?