I think its kinda hard to navigate around here. Why don't you add the games categories on navigation tab menu anyway? That way, new user like me could easliy see which games are in adventure, fantasy, racing etc etc..just a suggestion.
Btw, no offense but your mainpage looks disorganized, I hope you don't mind me arranging some bit
Thanks for the constructive criticism! I'm not the best with reorganizing main menus and it's great that someone like you fixed it once and for all! I will add the categories one by one shouldn't have someone that's new to the wiki take all the work. Thanks again! Hope you enjoy editing and tell me on any other things that can be improved on!
Hey Zack. I've just started making something that on my home wiki (GTA Wiki) is pretty good. I've started making pages for years. There is a template that will be on all these pages that makes transitioning between them easier. If you want to have a look at a finished version of it, go on the GTA Wiki and type in a random date then have a look at it. Thanks.
Nice idea! How come I haven't thought of this! We can always use the decades categories to help. Gameinformer also has a list of the big games that have come out in the past few years, you can use those to help! Thanks again!
Hi. The VideoGameDatabase Wiki looks good. However, for a spotlight it would need a couple of tweaks. There are a small number of uncategorized pages which need sorting out. You also have nearly 300 pages marked as stubs; please work on reducing that to only 1/5th of your content, or about 270 pages total. Let me know here when you have done that and I will check again.
I'm sorry - I linked the wrong category. There is, of course, the question of pages actually being stubs. But then there is the question of marking pages as stubs -- and you have just over 300 of those. Could you clean them out a bit so it is no more than about 275?? Thanks!
There. I hope that's better. I must have gotten 20 or so pages out and hopefully that should be close to enough. The problem is the wiki will always have stubs and the category will probably get bigger as the wiki grows. Is 275 the limit for every wiki wanting to have a spotlight? Seems a bit hard for larger ones like this one (maybe it's just me)
Hi. Well the goal is to have less than 1/5th of your total content be a stub.
So if you have 500 pages, you could have 100 stubs. If you have 5000 pages you can have 1000 stubs. You have 1414 pages, so you can have about 283 stubs. You have 291 but I'll call that close enough.
The goal is a better reading experience for a visitor; if too much of the content is stub-length or marked as a stub then they are going to feel frustrated reading the site and wasting clicks on incomplete pages... From that point of view, a smaller wiki with higher-quality content pages is better.
I've added the wiki to the approved spotlight list.
Sorry for the late reply. I do indeed need editors on my Wikia (PlayStation Wikia) and would be happy to help edit your wiki! Here's my wiki for when you want to edit it. http://playstation.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Thanks!
I see, I see. So we have similar projects. Not surprising in the least. As of the moment mine is merely a collection of lists. If you want to help me expand mine I will gladly assist in helping yours. Ironic the names of our wiki's are already pretty close.
At the moment i am merely expanding on the lists although i hope to at some point start adding each a game a page of it's own detailing all the aspects of them. Its a farfetched dream but if you would help on either the lists or pages it would secure my utmost gratitude.
How do you wish for me to help on your own wiki? Seeing as how it is already well established containing large quantities of content.
Well I was willing to help making pages for characters and games on weekdays. I would like you to not make a page about popular gaming franchises and maybe focus on smaller stuff if you really are a gamer that knows that type of stuff. I'm trying to get that out of the way.
Hey, I was checking out the Vandalism Warnings page, and I thought I would let you know that from my background in wikia administration I know how to ban people, if that is what you'd like to do to them and if you happen to not yet know how to do so yourself (we all have to start from somewhere, right? :) ). You can ban registered users as well as simple IP address log ins, for varied amounts of time (even banning someone permanently).
You don't need to make me an admin here or anything if you want this done, of course — I can simply just inform you how to do it. You can also temporarily upgrade users to administration status to do work you don't want to do yourself and then downgrade them afterwards (which I've done myself before, for extra help on some of the bigger wikias).
Just give me a shout if you want/need to know how. This is one of the wikias I'm focused on checking and working on daily, so you know I'll get to it ASAP. =)
Oh man, I've dealt with that sort of thing before. What sucked even more was that I wasn't an admin there so couldn't delete the image myself, so had to tag it with a deletion candidate template, which then caused it to post the image as something I had added (because I had edited it) on my Facebook page. I was so worried I'd get banned for a while there. -_- That's why I shut off FB alerts, despite wanting to convince my friends to start contributing, too, or reading the creative stuff I come up with.
What has occurred here has just been typical vandalisms, right? What should be the ban rate for like, I think there was a guy who replaced a page with 30 "p"s.
Cool, didn't want to do any potential bannings of vandals before I was sure what time rules you wanted to set, because each wiki is different. I'll work on figuring out who those vandals were if they haven't been banned already and set to that tomorrow, then. It'll probably be in the afternoon (Alaska Standard Time so probably mid- to late- afternoon or evening anywhere else) since I have to drive the 5 hours into town but I'll definitely work on that for you now. =)
Hi. In order to be spotlighted your wiki would need to meet all of our adoption criteria. In your case the big changes would be an expanded main page with navigation to important parts of the wiki, and at least 200 non-stub (longer than 300byte) categorized content pages. Please feel free to ask again when your wiki has grown a bit more!
Hi. The wiki has enough pages to meet the criteria, yes -- good job expanding it out so quickly! The remaining thing it needs in order to be spotlighted is a better mainpage, with links to important content and pictures etc. Let me know on my talk wall when you have had a chance to work on it and I'll check again!
It's a definite improvement :) I tweaked the layout a touch.
Now the next step is to add some links to content.
For example, look at the gaming wiki. They have little buttons with links to some of the main game types and then some links to gaming system information right up top to get people into the wiki. The big image slider they use makes a nice impact as well.
I'm not sure exactly what would be equivalent here, and it doesn't have to be that fancy, but something that lets people find information quickly and easily and want to keep investigating the wiki is the goal...
I fixed the link above to request help with a redesign if you still want to pursue that (sorry -- no idea what I was thinking when I put it in originally!).
While you now have some links and pictures, you may want to go ahead and request a new mainpage (and/or wordmark or skin) anyhow -- the content team generally does a great job making things look really put-together and dynamic. A really cool design helps keep people interested in the wiki once they get here :)
So do I have to have a certain tagline and picture or am I all done? If so for the tagline make it be "The definite gaming database" and have some picture covering all spectrums of games. Thanks for doing so much to help.
You are all set for the spotlight -- the content team will make up a tagline and find an image. However if you want to put your suggestions on the spotlight request page tonight they will see them there (they should check in the morning, so may not see anything added after that).