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Gsimenas

aka Gytis (ギーティス)

Bureaucrat Admin
  • I live in Vilnius
  • I was born on February 7
  • My occupation is Student
  • I am Male
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  • Hey Gsimenas! I'm Jamie from FANDOM's Community Development team! Not sure if we never asked you if you are interested in turning on the Discussions feature for this community, and migrating the Threaded Forums across as well.

    In case you are unaware of the feature, Discussions was introduced last year to help communities engage with users and fans. It lives in its own space on the wiki and allows users to interact with other members of the community. It is also mobile friendly and gives mobile users a chance to contribute and engage with the community, and possibly turn them into wiki editors as well. Discussions also links with our FANDOM Apps, which this community has and it allows app users to easily take part in Discussions as well. You can read more about Discussions here.

    For more information on migrating forums to Discussions, you can check out this blog over on Community Central that explains everything in detail.

    If you have some concerns, Discussions, and Forums can exist side-by-side in case you do not want to migrate just yet. However, eventually all Forums will be migrated over to Discussions and Forums will be sunsetted as a feature, so getting ahead of the curve is never a bad idea.

    Feel free to have an open discussion with your community about this, and I'm available for any questions you might have. Have a good one!

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    • We know about Discussions. However, as far as I know, none of the regulars on the wiki are interested in it at all. To be honest, most of our discussions have moved over to our Discord server, since it's just much easier to do them there. But, for the important decisions regarding the wiki, we still use the forums so that people not on Discord could participate as well. So, we don't really see any need to migrate to Discussions right now. The app stuff was never properly announced to us, so we never considered it a priority. I believe none of us have even touched the customisation of it. I sometimes use mobile, but as an editor, I prefer to just use a desktop view, so I don't know how helpful such a change would be for mobile users. Additionally, one of the admins on the wiki has tried the Discussions feature on another wiki he manages and he's told me that your new feature still lacks some important functionalities, but I'll let him share his thoughts on that himself.

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    • Hi,

      we adopted the Discussions on the German SAO Wiki, thus I can give a little more information than Gsimenas. While I appreciate the mobile aspect, I have to agree to his statement. We were never notified we had an app, let alone how to customize it. And I don't know of anyone who downloaded, let alone used it, and we never got forum posts regarding questions users had when using the app. And honestly, it's not a real priority for us. E.g., I only want to use an app if it's sth that is not on the web. Why bloat my devices with apps, if a browser is sufficient? Not to mention that most apps don't offer all the features of the web presence, most prominent example would probably be the Youtube app. Forcing the oasis skin is sufficient for the RecentActivity feed, but on mobile the first thing people do is consume information, not create information. If people edit articles, they are on a pc with a keyboard usually.

      Back to topic, the most important feature that is still missing is the highlighting of posts. We moved most of our discussions to Discord, but have votes still happen here for anyone not on Discord, or on chat at the time we discussed this. So they would be totally glossed over without highlighting them, which is not the intention of this wiki.

      Thus, we would like to postpone the migration until this feature is implemented, and definitely won't abandon forum posts on the spot. I know Discussions will come, and I see the potential they have, but in its current form they break an existential part of our community.

      They also don't appear in the RecentActivity Feed, so it is always a nuisance for an admin to check that extra site whether a discussion was added/edited. It's nice to have everything in one place, and checking two sites for each wiki we contribute to... Or maybe add any other visual indicator like an exclamation mark over the Discussions entry in the Top Navigation.

      Next in line are the categories. From what I understand, they don't have anything to do with the existing Wiki categories, and can be defined by the admins how they see fit. But it is only possible to add one category to a post, even if it qualifies for more than one.

      Last thing I can remember from the top of my head is that we can't use inline HTML anymore, as the editor strips that content. Do templates still work? We used to use inline HTML for e.g. quoting:

      Additionally, one of the admins on the wiki has tried the Discussions feature on another wiki he manages and he's told me that your new feature still lacks some important functionalities, but I'll let him share his thoughts on that himself.

      Migrating the forum posts will work according to that blog, but we aren't allowed to edit them or they will break. We have a lot of random anons editing old forum posts for no particular reason than changing the topic / adding a space somewhere etc. I fear they will break such discussion posts as well. But this wiki heavily relies on anonymous contributions, we do not intend to disable this feature.

      All in all, we know Discussions will be coming. I'm not particularly against them, even if my post may look like this. I just miss certain features that Discussion need before they can abandon our Forums. Thus, I currently see two directions this can go on this wiki: 1. The migration of this wiki is postponed until features like the highlighting and RecentActivity inclusion happened 2. Enable the discussions, but do not move /disable the Forums yet.

      Thank you for hearing us out.

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  • Hi, I recently noticed that the page Volume 15 of the Alicization Arc is open for adoption. I'd like to continuously edit that page, but I don't know how to adopt it. How do you adopt a page?

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  • Hello, I'm the new guy. So I was just wondering how the translation process works. I really appreciate the time and effort you've put into making this wiki a nice and welcoming place for others.

    Also, what type of illustrations do you do?

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    • I assume your questions are based on the "skills" I have on my profile? Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the "Illustrator" thing was referring to adding appropriate pictures on articles to illustrate them. Not sure how I came up with that, since I made that table years ago, but I believe it could have been reference to one of the wiki badges you can get for adding images to articles. Though, as I've said, I'm not really sure about that.

      As for translations, I'm an amateur translator, so I have no idea how professionals work on their translations. I usually translate SAO material that I don't expect will get an official translation or if the series isn't well known in order to increase awareness and interest in it. Not sure what exactly would you like to know about how I translate. Basically, I just translate in portions as I read the book. When I'm done with a chapter, I ask someone to review it to help spot any errors and make improvements to the translation. Then I review the proposed changes to ensure that they don't go astray from the what was intended in the original text and discuss the changes that I have issues with. And all that's left is to publish the translation.

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    • Oh.

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  • um.. do you take apprentices? i would love to know all about SAO

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  • Greetings,

    I am one of the admins from the Bungo Stray Dogs Wiki. Since our wikia has started being active again we are interested in affiliating with other wikis. We were wondering if you would like to affiliate with us as it would be a big support to us.


    Regards

    Admins of the Bungo Stray Dog Wiki

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  • Hello Gytis.

    As you can probably tell I'm new here and not very familiar with this wiki's standards. I don't quite understand what is required by "proper introduction". Would you be able to explain that please? Thanks in advance.

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    • Yes, I've been around long enough to know everyone on the wiki and tell when someone new joins :P

      To answer your question, proper introduction refers to context that helps identify which event you are talking about. This context is usually the exact date of the event (see Timeline for known dates) or an explanation of when the event takes place in relative to other events (e.g., three days after [insert event here]). This allows others to track down which specific event you are referring to. Especially when you do not provide appropriate chronology sub-headings.

      On a side note, I've noticed that you undid ZeHaffen's undo of your previous edit. For future reference, such an action is considered to be a breach of wiki etiquette and will likely get you into trouble and/or on someone's bad side. If you disagree with the reason why your edit was undone, the first thing you should do is to message the editor either on their wall or on chat to discuss the issue. Only when a mutual agreement/compromise is made can you redo the edit with the appropriate corrections. If you can't come to an agreement, you could request an admin to intervene and break the tie. Either way, redoing the edits without making appropriate corrections can cause unnecessary edit wars and conflicts, thus please try to solve issues diplomatically.

      P.S. This wiki has a Discord server, where the majority of the community gathers to socialise. I highly recommend joining us, as it'll be an easier way of getting help and learning how the wiki works.

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    • Okay I see. I didn't know about the timeline page. The episodes I was basing the information on didn't include a date so I wouldn't have known what to put there. Thanks for the explanation.

      I'm sorry about that. I've apologized to him. I wasn't sure if he checked his message wall since he didn't respond to the last reply I left there. But I will not do such a thing again.

      Ok, I probably will join at some point. :)

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    • He usually checks his messages, but when he's busy, he may miss a message. All the more reason to join us on Discord - most of us keep more of an eye on Discord than wiki messages, especially since Discord is available as an app on phones. ;)

      If you don't get a response from the user in a timely manner, you could always ask an (another) admin to intervene and help resolve the issue so as not to drag the matter on too long.

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    • I see. Alright, but I don't think I can today. I'll see you there when I do.

      Ok, thanks again for the answers :)

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  • Are you going to upload images of Sinon from the Ordinal Scale movie?

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  • Hi. Charlotte seems to be a very obvious reference to Charlottes Web. As both are spiders and both are named charlotte, and both have wisdom to help others.

    I believe that fact should be included as trivia on her page. I mean after all, a lot of the other places and people are named after mythological characters or different stories. So its pretty reasonable to assume that Charlotte the spider is based on Charlottes Web.

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    • The keyword here is "assume". We cannot allow assumptions, especially ones on such dubious grounds, on the wiki. We are a wiki - a place where people come to get facts, not speculation, no matter how sound that speculation sounds.

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  • Just curious, what other articles did we feature on the homepage in the past? I just would rather not have any accidental repeats when time comes to change the featured article for a new one, so it could be helpful if a list of previously featured articles was compiled for the archives, like on one or two other wikis I've seen.

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  • Excuse me, Gsimenas, where is the page 008 colored illustration for Volume 11? I've looked through the wiki and can't seem to find it anywhere. Also, I've checked the Yen Press translation thereof and noticed that the content therein is different from that of the Volume 10 page 008 colored illustration, so I don't think we have to worry about it being an exact duplicate if we need to upload a new copy to the wiki. Unfortunately, I don't know where to find an original, good quality raw image of the page, so I can't upload it myself.

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