Why did you remove my edit on the "Bobbie Fletcher page" that she's not be confused with Bobby? Is because Fletcher spells her name with an ie and the other Bobby spells his name with a y or is it because each Bobby is a different gender from one another?
Personally I don't break it up like that - the characters are a main character or a minor character. Bobby's appeared many times so I consider him a "main" character. Regardless of what label the wiki wants to give him, the point is the same.
Hey, if possible would you have any advice/or tips on the "Help:Forums" redirect please? It's showing as a broken redirect because it links to "Help:Wiki-style_forums" but that page doesn't exist technically thus the broken redirect.
Would you recommend deleting the redirect, or would creating the "Help:Wiki-style_forums" be the solution? Or another method is there is one.
Help:Forums redirecting to Help:Wiki-style forums is misleading. Considering Help:Forums isn't a shared help page (the other is Help:Forum for the current forum) and this wiki doesn't use the wiki-style forum, I'd recommend cleaning Special:Whatlinkshere for the redirect (I'd also consider an Admin just deleting all pages in the Forum namespace and correcting any redlinks) and deleting the redirect. Creating Help:Wiki-style forums has no benefit given shared help.
The previous Admins weren't aware or experienced enough to take care of most maintenance issues before I showed up so there were hundreds of "wanted pages" (mostly in comments/archived talk pages), but I edit pretty quick and can get through these reports with relative ease.
One of my favorite episode of CGI Alvin happens to be "Mystic Mountain" since I am a huge gamer myself. I also agree with the over-hate the show gets. The only thing that really bothers me with the show is the constant stuttering when it comes to the Chipmunks' acting.
If you would like to discuss episodes (to not get too off-topic to this wiki), you are more than welcome to join the discussions (always looking for more people to keep the wiki active). Not sure what you mean by "constant stuttering" though.
It happens. Sorry I'm not very social about causal conversation (one reason I never use chat).
Seen your speech; quite long there. I tend to avoid these personally (for various reasons), but I completely agree with Veenster7's section. He's done a great job with the wiki, developing as an Admin and leader and I see a little of myself in there as well based on the conversations we've both had. I just think it's kindof fulfilling knowing I might of had a positive influence on someone through someone else.
No problem. Without Veenster I likely wouldn't have came back to this wiki after I labeled it a lost cause a little while back. He's what every wiki needs from an Admin and he's only gaining more knowledge to fill those shoes.
It's thanks to him that I got the push to become such an enormous part of the wiki staff here. I also have to thank Dandy for believing that I could be something around here. He felt I could handle a staff position, and after I became a content mod I wowed everyone with how I was a great help with the gallery clearing. I have to thank both of them for giving me this chance, and also I have to thank Veenster for helping me to not feel that I'm just some nobody.
Oh, sorry again. I really am terrible at casual, personal conversation (not really a people-person, hate to think sometimes what people think of me because of my absence in that arena, though I've never been one to care too much about what people think of me - well there's a little personal info ;p).
If you ever want to talk about wiki-related topics, I can talk much more in that regard.
Do you think that putting up a poll in the discussion forums would be a good way to quickly get results on whether or not the Tippy and Santa Claus pages should be deleted? As far as I can tell nobody wants either of these pages and I would like to get them out as quick as possible.
That's what I was thinking about the polls as well. Thanks for your input on that. By post, you mean like the kind of discussion that uses the support, oppose, and comment templates, right? Or do you mean like a blog post?
The dev FindAndReplace script? I tried that one out in the past and I couldn't find out how it worked (the script page is bare) and/or it didn't actually work.
When using AWB, when you are making a list of pages, you use a Source (usually a Category). Use the one mentioned about targeting the link to Project:Regulations. I would use AWB as semi-automated as I have a feeling it would be faster than the FindAndReplace script anyway. Plus you can add additional find and replace entries.
Any objections if "The Loud House Encyclopedia:Wiki Policy" can be changed to "Project:Wiki Policy" on the MediaWiki:Welcome-message-wall-user page? Was going to propose they switch it to that, for sake of consistency.
I fixed the red links by using Project. So you think it won't make a big difference if Project is there or not on the MediaWiki welcome page? I know they both mean the same, but it's a small thing that's bothering me but if there isn't a point in your opinion I'll ignore it.
And yeah I saw that. I guess they could redirect it to their current policy page if they'd like.
Perhaps it could be a problem if the wiki was ever renamed though on established wiki's I'd assume that doesn't happen often. Given the message is used a great deal all "The Loud House Encyclopedia" links could be changed to "Project" to remove that possibility though I'm not sure if redirects for previous Project namespace names are created if a wiki is renamed (probably).
Not sure if redirects are created through previous project namespaces but that's a good point to mention in case it doesn't. Since "The Loud House Encyclopedia" was recently changed, any current welcome messages should be easy to manually change to "Project" again.
It was bothering me because of consistency. What I just changed was to "Project" and any new welcome messages created would be created with "The Loud House Encyclopedia" instead. If you aren't against switching to Project then I'll message an admin asking if they can do it.
Changing to "Project" is fine. All links in the message need to be checked and fixed (there are two links to boards that don't exist and at least one of the "Staff" links isn't correct - the user titles on this wiki are all over the place anyway).
Okay cool thanks. Yeah, the template seemed to of been mainly a clone from the Steven Universe wiki so I guess the adopter forgot to switch out the forums (or never got to creating them).
For wanted pages/files/templates/categories. Is there a good place you would recommend starting with any of those? They are all a lot of work. Which is kind of surprising as the wiki only started getting busy over a year ago (September 2015 seems to of been when it started "picking up").
While I've done a bit on the wiki's category structure, it's still relatively weak and not well established (I'd blame achievements in part for this). I would worry more about coming up with a firmer structure (a wiki-defined tree that isn't treated like tags, consistency) before messing with them.
Wanted pages needs to die. It's harder to deal with when wiki's allow redlinks. A number of these are due to templates (talk pages included in templates that aren't used - perhaps an edit should be made to these pages to create them, I did fix some templates so they don't create redlinks on their pages). Categories contribute to this issue too. I'd work on removing a number of the old links in comments.
Wanted templates could be a quick starting point - looks straight forward. Same with Wanted files (probably from the mass deletions, and previous renaming of files, going on).
I'd blame a large bit of this on no policy, achievements, and Admins that weren't in-tune with these housekeeping issues.
Categories tend to be nasty to moderate (or at least I've found them to be). Especially on relatively active wikis like this. A cheat way to handle most of the wanted categories would be to create the page for them but most of them are irrelevant. Also people to tend to add categories back after you've removed them so you really have to be firm to control them.
Yes, the wanted pages I really want to try and help with. It's just going to be so tedious because most have 1 or 2 links they are causing red. For the talk page templates, is there a "template talk header" that can be inserted on those red-link pages to clear those up? If not, what could be inserted on those empty pages?
Wanted templates do look easy. Compared to the others. The wanted files, I believe they are still deleting images. If they finish, then the gallery pages can start being cleaned up with red-links. (Otherwise, you remove some and the next day, more are created through deletions).
Veenster7 is doing great though, he's taking responsibility and is pushing for better standards. I kind of wish bureaucrat wasn't thrown around as it has on here but too late for that.
I moderate categories by having a strong, defined tree. Any new categories are scrutinized for their merits (redlinked aren't allowed and categories that will have very few pages are considered even more). Some new categories are discussed before they are even created.
Sometimes you need to be firm to stay organized. A plus for this wiki is that now new categories shouldn't be created unless an Admin approves (a step in the right direction).
There are a large number of templates on the wiki (some trivial) so a talk header may exist (I haven't looked). If not, you could make one or even just add a space to the talk page to create it.
A number of the wanted files are redirects. Given as you can be a bot, the cache limit is higher, I believe, so I guess you could wait longer if you wished.
Veenster7 is doing a great job. With a little couching, he's becoming a great Admin in managing the wiki's needs and those of the users.