I just wanted to thank you for giving me bureaucrat rights. I really appreciate it. Shane hasn't been on in a while, and I don't even know if he's ever coming back.
Funny enough, after looking at the user rights log, I noticed Shane had given some of the other admins bureaucrat rights as well, so I probably could have asked them if I'd known. I'm guessing they probably didn't know either.
You're welcome. Yes i notice that too. I know i should have consulted Shane before giving you bureaucrat rights but given that you've played a main role in the development of this wiki, i find it odd that you're not a bureaucrat. I think he must have forgotten about it. Anyway keep up the good work.
tbh i think the comments from the trading post took up too much of activity feed. I think you should request for a non content namespace to filter them out and separate the activity feed on the mainpage into recent wiki activity and recent trade posts after discussion with the community.
Good idea! I discussed with Shane a while ago about how we could go about seperating the trade posts out, but we never figured out how. I guess getting another namespace would do the trick. Thanks for the tip!
No problem. The trade page idea actually came from me when I created it in Zombie Jombie but that's a long story. It's sad to see the same problem - lack of contributes happening here as well but for ZJ it's worst because the game is already dead. I was actually against its creation on this wiki when it was first started because I afraid the same might happen n' it seems like it did. Hopefully the new non content namespace will do the trick.
The trading page definitely seems to command more attention than actual editing. That being said though, we've actually managed to do a decent job of encouraging new users to help contribute, despite the trading page. At the wiki's peak a few months back, we had ten or so active users who each had 1000 edits or more (not including posts in the trading page), with even more who were regular casual editors. The wiki has managed to stay afloat largely due to the effort of these users, who've helped lay the foundation for some of the current active contributors.
These days, things are quieter. I suspect a lot of the users suffered from burnout, either from the wiki or the game (or both). We still have active contributors who help add in cards, but not nearly as much as before. Some of our admins still play a part in the wiki, but only in a support role.
These days, I've been trying to revamp some of our gameplay articles in the hopes of creating a more cohesive site for newer players. In this way, I hope to attract more new blood to the site, in the hopes of keeping this site both up-to-date, and relevant.
that's not too bad then. Well in ZJ wiki i ended up being the only one who was contributing to the wiki, with abt 200+ users posting on the trading page when it was at it's peak. There were people who don't even know that the wiki contain articles as they've only been on the trading page. but it's been very quiet after the page got deleted and the developers abandoned the game about the same time.
I didn't edit much here due to reasons but I've seen you around since last year and keep coming up with new ideas for the wiki which makes the wiki what it is today. You've done a lot for the wiki and build up the community. it's a job well done. I better not interfere with your plans since you know the community better. =)
That "trading forum" was created by babyghost based on this page I created for ZJ Wiki so I'll let you know why and how I came about creating that page and its pros and cons.
The main reason for having that page on ZJ Wiki is because there were too many people spamming the article pages with friend code, trades, etc and it's tiring for admins to keep having to delete them and block people. We have posted tons of warning but yet people just ignored them. So in order to solve the problem and since the fact is people will continue to post those advert spams on the wiki anyway, we came up with the idea to group all the "spams" to a single page instead of having them posted everywhere and hopefully they will stop spamming the article pages and it works. As people begin to concentrate their friend code or trade adverts on this page, the number of adverts posted on article pages dropped significantly. In order to prevent comments from flooding the wiki recent activity feed, a new non-content namespace called "Marketplace" was requested from Wikia and all postings on this page are filtered out from the recent activity feed. As more and more people come to the wiki to do trades, the number of contributions to the articles increased as well.
However as people keep refreshing that trade page to see new trade posts, you will start to get ridiculous number of views figures which do not represent the exact unique number of views. Also you will start to see people creating accounts just to do trades which is not "healthy" to the wiki.
It may seem out of place for a wiki but it's up to you really depending on what's the purpose of having that on Legend of Cryptids Wiki.
I guess you're right, if it cuts down on the spam messages that's a good thing. I was just worried that more visits and work would be spent on the trade page than anywhere else on the wiki. Luckily, it looks like we have a lot of users who are working on informational parts of the Wiki as well.
I noticed Dysdain asked about a page template as well.
I added a couple of Half Elf pages but stopped after those since I wasn't sure if there was a set template to follow (I didn't see one anywhere).
If there is NOT yet a set template... here are a couple suggestions (IMO)
--The ATK/DEF should have both min/max values on the same line, something like:
ATK: 200 base - 1500 max (it looks cleaner/neater)
--Price/Value should have 2 entries; one in coins for base value (price if sold in-game) and one in ED for trade value to other players.
Anyway... going to stop now since you may already have this planned out somewhere and there's no sense in rambling if you do :)
(I tried to ask this on Shane613 's Message Wall but his doesn't work)
Hi, at the moment there's no standard format for card pages as far as I'm aware of. Most of the pages were created by Shane613 while others by many different contributor, hence the inconsistency in format.