I think it might be best to have a centralized discussion on how to handle many of the things you outlined. Certainly, things like the family relations in the infoboxes became much less useful with S2 and have frankly become ridiculous with S3, and need to be revisited. I began a Style Guide last year, but it hasn't exactly been embraced. Also, I think I should have been more forceful about directing theories to the discussion forum rather than as article comments, as the vast majority of comments are kind of pointless posts from anons, and many/most of the crazy theories invalidated by S3 and Eva's universe.
I'm going to go ahead and grant you admin privileges as well; last year you didn't seem to want them, but I think you are a judicious contributor and would use the tools in the same manner. I think the level of activity on the wiki reflects how many people have been stuck at home during the COVID-19 lockdowns, watching a lot of Netflix and commenting a lot on the Internet. That will probably die down for Dark in August, and once things are quieter it will be much easier to move things around.
Hey there, Choster! Hope you're enjoying the new season. I just wanted to contact you because I added a full plot summary with images and a cast list to the Deja-vu page, but it appears you removed it in this edit. Was this an accident?
Oh, it was a mistake. For some reason, another editor had removed the references from the skeleton article I'd set up, and I must have copied and pasted from the wrong window to put them back. My apologies.
Hello, Choster :) I am Tono555, part of Fandom's Content Team and will be here to help you with the season 3 release. However, we'd also like to help the wiki have a solid coverage of seasons 1 and 2, so you'll see me working around here adding a few things here and there.
I have a strategic report and competitive analysis for the wiki, which I'll be happy to share with you soon. Other than that, if you see me adding something you maybe wouldn't want, please feel free to let me know :)
Hey Choster! Have you heard the news? Season 3 is coming next month, and the fans are pumped! Since this will certainly boost traffic and editor influx, this is a friendly reminder that I'm around if you need any help or assistance for the next month. And if there is anything I or the staff can do for you, as always, you can note me on my message wall and I'll get back to you right away!
Hi again! Just here to remind you that for any feedback and preparations needed for Season 3, please don't hesitate to let Tono and me know; we are here to assist! Are there any updates you think the main page needs? Also, if you don't mind me asking, do you know what the user wanted with the dump file?
No need to worry! If they're inactive, and if you think you'll need extra hands on this one, you can choose users to promote to admins (and since there's not an established policy on admin elections here yet, this isn't violating anything). If you want to promote Wikiman53 to admin, I can do it right away, or if you want community vote, that's fine as well. Whatever works and helps you!
Additionally, since communication is important here, responding on message walls for users may not be efficient enough. I recommend a Discord server for the community, and I can set it up for you. How's that?
Hi! Great to see you again. A heads up -- DrGordon1's officially a content mod now! Also, on the topic of Discord, we were thinking of partnering up with the Netflix Discord and creating a channel for DARK. Or would you prefer the wiki have its own Discord?
Also, are you still up for promoting Wikiman53 now or via community vote?
I had offered Wikimam53 admin status at least twice, one declined and the other ignored. I have no problem with offering it again.
Piggybacking on the Netflix Discord is probably fine. We haven't pushed for this wiki to have its own identity as it were, so i doubt there would be resistance. We might need separate channels for different languages of course.
How are you doing? I'm sharing with you an important message about the upcoming United Community Platform (UCP) this year. As you know, FANDOM and Gamepedia will receive a huge renovation for improvements of editor/user/visitor experience planned to allow all extensions currently available to the MediaWiki engine. And due to that, the community will be going through phases of the development. To stay up to date about these upcoming changes, the blog is available for you to reference. Additionally, please be on the lookout for UCP phase releases and keep the users informed. This is top priority, so making sure you know about this will make the transition smoother for you and the community. For any questions and others, as always, please don't hesitate to message me about them, and I will be happy to answer them for you!
I’m contacting you, because we want to get off on the right foot the year and after all the feedback received at Community Connect, we want to know more about the current status of the communities. First step is to analyze the previous year, so we would like to hear from you about 2019. It’s so important for us to know what’s your opinion about the work that we did in 2019. It has been a year of a lot of changes and we would like to continue working in the right direction and find solutions to any problem detected by you in the last year.
We know that you could have questions about the UCP too, please feel free to ask me anything about it and I will share your concerns, comments and questions with the other Community Managers in order to obtain an answer as soon as possible.
Finally, also I would like to invite you to rate the last year in Fandom from 1 to 5, meaning 1 as "definitely not good" and 5 like "this has been a fantastic year!". It would be super helpful for our work.
BTW, if you haven’t joined us on Discord, feel free to do it, we plan to run some new projects there and use it as platform to communicate important things to TV/Movies communities, so you will be welcome to our server!
And like I said, let me know if you have any question. I will be happy to help you.
Hi again! A quick update on Featured videos - at the end of this December, available featured videos will be receiving some trial run experiments. This is being done to improve video quality since they tend to be outdated or unnecessary, therefore the main goal will be to figure out how to complement its content. Because of that, you might receive a video called "The Loop" play for anonymous users. It won't affect all users, so you might not notice. But if you want to learn more, you can go to the blog post. Let me know if you have any questions!
Hi again! I'm happy to introduce to you the new feature called the Global Taxonomy. This formula accumulates wikis a user visits and generates a list of recommended wikis for them to visit. In other words, people who have an interest in a topic or genre you entail will be recommended a chance to visit this wiki! That will be perfect for garnering visitors here. You can read more about it on the blog, plus if you're interested in template use, you can check out this link, too. Hope you find them helpful!
Hi again, Choster! I'm letting you know that FANDOM has a new Editor Rewards program honoring the hard work and contributions of users with awards and accolades. Details are on this blog post. If you could give some feedback at this blog post, it would be greatly appreciated. Please message me if you have any questions!