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Pafton

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  • Pafton,

    I will be leving my Deal Castle up into the low 20s  in the near future and would like to capture some of the on fomation missing on the wiki. This page currently  ends ay level 18. 

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    • Hi Beach Dawg!

      We would be happy, if you could do that. Feel free to ask us anytime you need help with the editing!

      Best Regards, Beelzebob6666 (talk) 06:41, April 1, 2020 (UTC)

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  • Hi,

    I'm just checking in with those taking part in the advisors project. Hopefully you will have had some time to see how it works, and have some ideas on how it can be improved!

    How has it been working out for you and this wiki? We know that few people who sign up actually ask questions, but have you had any good (or bad) experiences with those who have?

    Can you think of any areas we could improve on to make this a better system?

    And my final question: looking at the project overall, how many stars out out of 5 would you give it (and why)?

    Thanks so much for being a part of this experiment. Giving your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of editors is a great thing. Thanks!

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  • Hello! I'm Isaac, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. 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 (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 or this thread.
    • 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.
    • A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose 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?

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    • Hello

      It is indeed unfortunate that this programme didn't turn out the way it was expected. Our community has decided to let it continue as it doesn't cause any harm. We will however modify the CSS to suit the colour scheme of the wiki.

      I would be grateful if you could do one thing. Is it possible to eliminate the options of choosing "at-large" advisors? We have found through observation and experience that this isn't working desirably. At large advisors are not able to assist with questions and information regarding the game which comprises the main bulk of all queries by users. We rather think that our community admins would be suitable as advisors.

      I completely understand if this is not possible, but would appreciate any efforts towards it.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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    • Unfortunately it isn't possible. Or not without removing it for all wikis that use the tool.

      Although I'm guessing it might be possible to hide them using local code, I don't know enough to be sure. If you have a JS/CSS expert here, maybe they can help? 

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  • Hi! Earlier today I added Antiques Dealer to the Special Buildings page. The only place I couldn't add it was in the Special Buldings table at the bottom of the page. That's because the "S Tab"-template is protected to prevent editing. Can you help me with that?

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  • Why should nobody create new pages on technologies. - I'm missing all those technology pages for Space Age Mars.

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    • Nee. - Eigentlich wollte ich die "Forschung: xxx" Seiten dort behalten. - Aber wenn Du zusätzlich die Seiten, auf denen die Forschungen für die einzelenen Zeitalter zusammengefasst sind, machen würdest, wäre das natürlich nice!

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    • Wie gesagt, nenne mir die Parameter und ich mach dir nen Export...

      Ich bräuchte folgende Inputs von dir: Parameters

      Du müsstest halt entsprechend ein geeignetes Template anlegen (muss ja nicht so aussehen wie hier) aber gut wäre, wenn dieses die gleichen Parameter verwendet wie {{TechBox}} - das würde die Nachbearbeitung deutlich vereinfachen. Den Namen des Templates müsstest du mir auch nennen...

      Wenn du es ähnlich haben willst wie wir es hier gemacht haben, müsstest du noch das CSS anpassen und um ein Flex-Box Element erweitern.

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  • I want historical summaries of all the eras. Can you help.

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    • yep

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    • Sure, why don't you start a discussion about it? I'll add a relevant reply wherever needed.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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  • Hey, I read your comment asking that I minimise the use of emojis - no prob’s but would you be kind enough to tell me why?

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    • Hi!

      I'm actually on leave, but saw this message in my email and had some free time so I'm replying.

      I enforce a minimal emoji policy in the wiki comments as well as in the Discord server. Personally, I find them to be distracting as the site has a dark background and they stand out. They're fine when you're personally texting someone or on a real-time messaging platform, but I'd rather we keep them out when using a public forum or comments section.

      I found this article to be quite insightful, and I'm sure you would find this to be an interesting read too.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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  • From this account, I see a link to the Main Page in the top nav bar. I don't see this from my other, I mean your account. What might be the reason for the same?

    (Its so weird messaging myself)

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    Pafton closed this thread because:
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    09:35, July 29, 2019
    • Hmm...I don't see it from here. Maybe its because they trust that admins will at least be able to navigate their way back to the main page.

      At least I got to talk to another fox (even though its my alter ego), and that is something refreshing.

      May the fox be with you!

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  • apparently you cannot participate to discuss about events - saying your opinion - or your message is removed as ”Irrelevant” content. either there are new rules or a new content moderator has his own rules. 

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    Pafton
    Pafton closed this thread because:
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    09:35, July 29, 2019
    • What do you mean? Kindly elaborate on your statement.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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    • deleting messages from the comment section as being ”irrelevant” under the wiki-pages related to an event. you can see it from my history which one was deleted. i quess commetting is not allowed anymore...

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    • Commenting will always be allowed as long as it is not offensively targeted at any person, does not hurt other people's sentiments and is devoid of abusive/foul language.

      In your particular case, I have seen the deletion log but was not able to view the entirety of the comment due to a technical glitch. I have gotten in touch with the concerned CM to know of the reasons why he had deleted your comment.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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  • I've added the daily special for the last 2 days as i created a village on Thai server due to curiosity about that topic.

    As i have no clue how things work i just copied a previous example of the reward into the box, so that does work. However, i couldn't get the thumbnail picture in front to work. I gave it a few tries, but i always get a huge picture so i waited for someone else to finish it.

    Can someone explain me how to do that correctly or should i just keep posting the item and wait for some CM to add the picture and add the link should it be a first time item?

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    Pafton
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    09:36, July 29, 2019
    • In the Code you probably forgot the "|40px" after the image file. This one indicates, that the image should be resized to a width of 40 pixels.

      e.g.:

      |-
      |1 July 2019
      |[[File:Winners' Plaza.png|40px]]
      |[[Winners' Plaza]]
      

      "|-" adds a new line to the table "|" or "||" indicates a new cell of the table "[[File:...]]" adds an image to the page and "[[...]]" creates a link to another page, while the "|" hereby separates parameters of the image call.

      If you just copy paste the whole "line" of a table you should usually be fine with the parameter stuff and you will only need to change the date. If you want to add an item that was not in the list before, you can either look up the code in a previous event or just add the images using the add-image-dialogue from the toolbox.

      If you want to play with some stuff, feel free to edit in the general Sandbox or create your own Sandbox by going to your own user profile page and add a page by adding e.g. "/Sandbox" in the address line of the browser

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    • Thank you for asking Ronintje, and thank you for explaining Robert, I couldn't have explained it in better words.

      Sincerely
      Pafton (wall | edits)
      {Main Admin}

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    • i didn't use code, just hit the edit link and didn't see any of that coding.

      i'll check out if i can find another option this evening when i check for tomorrows daily special.

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    • Yes, the visual editor is less than optimal - only really useable for editing text sections. You can choose the source editor when you click on the arrow next to the red "edit" button.

      Also you can choose your preferred editor (that is used when hitting "edit") in your profile settings.

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