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. As 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?
I'll volunteer for now, as an advisor and get back to you on wether any of the other admins want to be part of the program. But as for everything else, yes I would feel comfortable with placing this community in the program.
We're looking to launch today, and the addition to the welcome message will be fairly simple.
This community participates in an advisor program to guide newcomers through any basic questions they have and issues they encounter. Advisors are here to help you! To select an advisor or for more information, click this card.
May I suggest a new Feeds channel called "Help Desk" to place these messages into?
Hi again! I would like to inform you of this in case you haven't heard yet, but there is a new Special:Analytics page you can request and access on the admin dashboard! In this way, you can use it to keep track of the number of edits daily, and which users are contributing. More info is available on the Help:Analytics dashboard and the blog post. If you already knew about it but have any questions, let me know!
My name is Reverb, I am the bureaucrat of 13 Reasons Why Wiki . I hope that you're in good health and are doing fine.
I am here to request for an affiliation between the Dynasty TV Wiki and the 13 Reasons Why Wiki. With this affiliation, I hope that we can collaborate to improve both of our Wikis and help each other in the future whenever in need.
If the affiliation is approved, we can exchange wiki wordmarks and add them to respective communities.
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding my wiki.
Hello! This is SilverFlight, or Silver, your Wiki Manager! You might already know what a Wiki Manager is, so I will get to it and affirm that I'm here, eager and ready, to help with anything you'll need on this wiki! Plus, in case you haven't been informed yet, I wanted to let you know that FANDOM has upgraded its MediaWiki platform AND communication platform; all MediaWiki extensions are now accommodated and there's an official FANDOM Discord to check out. You can read more on these blogposts if you're curious.
Oh yes, thats because Idk who added them, I felt like having the starring thing be part of the infobox was repetive. Especially considering all the cast changes we have had in two seasons... It's easier to specify in the actual page.
Oh, sorry! That was my bad! While it has been reported that Michael Michele got a similar contract Nicolette... 1.) the change wasn't accompanied with the source that proves it. You just added it without adding said source. 2.) We're waiting on official word for who the main cast will be. I have a feeling she might not be the only one getting promoted.
Okay, I'm sorry for that! Also, i think you should atleast add (Season 1-2) to Nicollette as she has left (still sad). Moreover, Nathalie and James should brought down (below Grant and above Sherdian) so that all those who have been from the start (and are continuing) should be before those who have joined later and/or have left.
What I meant is
Rafael de La Fuente
Robert Christopher Riley
Nathalie Kelly (Season 1)
James MacKay (Season 1-2)
Nichollette Sherdian (Season 1-2)
Ana Brenda Contreras (Season 2-present)
Maddison Brown (Season 2-present)
Sam Underwood (Season 2-present)
Hey Selena! My name is Mandy, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager assigned to the Dynasty Wiki. My job is to help the community and serve as a liaison between contributors and full-time Fandom staff. I will be your primary point of contact should any assistance be needed, so if you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., don't hesitate to leave a message on my wall and I will do my best to help. If I am unable to solve your issue, I will be able to get in contact with a staff member that can. I know you're pretty well-versed when it comes to Fandom, but please let me know if there's anything I can do for you or if you have any further questions regarding my role, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to establishing a relationship with you in the future!
I am Leah Greysfield, and Im an new Wiki User/Editor on Dynasty. While searching the wiki, I noticed that some users (who aren't admin, moderator and/or founder) are able to edit the VIEW SOURCE such as Alexis, Season 2, Episode 2x22... which are locked for me. Please let know, thank you so much :)
It's because we have had a troll problem that messed with our pages. So this in turn leads us to locking those pages. Since ur a new user, it means you need to ask for permission and tell us which pages you want to edit, and we will temporalily lift the protection on those pages. Let me know which ones you need, and for how long you need the protection lowered. I'll be more than happy to that for u. Welcome to the Dynasty Wikia. :)
Thank you for responding. I am busy for a while hence wouldnt be editing much, I'll let you know soon. Also one more question, do you plan to add The Detailed Plot of the episodes? I, personally, would find it really helpful and it's good thing. I have seen that its only done for the Pilot episode! Thank you, I'm excited to make this Wiki better :} -Leah
I don't give out email address or personal info on here sorry. I can't do a week. Instead I can give u 1 day to work on whichever pages you tell me you will work on that day, and take one day at a time.