What's on your mind?
I am mad at all of the admins of the SpongeBob Wiki!
This is one of my favourite wikis.
The Analytics page is now on C.Syde's Wiki! Now, the Analytics page itself is only accessible to Administrators. But since I'm happy to see the smart new dashboard on this wiki at last, I have decided to post a free insight to what the Analytics look like as of yesterday (or today in my area)
The information on the Analytics page is only really meant to be seen by Administrators, but I can't see anything on the Analytics page at the moment that shouldn't be open to non-administrators to look at. So therefore, I have no guilt in presenting these screenshots! :)
It's been several days since I got the idea to create this proposal. But it wasn't until today that I was able to get around to putting the proposal in action. I apologise if this proposal may sound a bit rushed, but when I tried to write this proposal up the first time, I accidentally clicked next to the text box in Discussions. And it caused me to lose everything that I'd written. And I'm still rather irritated about it as of writing this. But anyway.
Firstly, I have noticed that the quality of the wiki has increased significantly over the years. And secondly, I have noticed that we currently only have four pages on this wiki that are categorised as test pages. Since this wiki has already exceeded 700 pages, in which more than 700 of these pages are categorised as standard article pages as opposed to test pages, I feel that now would be the right time to propose that we eliminate the test pages category.
I am sure that those of you that have created pages that are currently categorised as test pages will be wondering what will become of them if this proposal passes and the test pages category is phased out entirely. This does not mean that your pages will be deleted outright. As a matter of fact, I feel that three of these four pages have enough content in them to warrant keeping. However I do feel that they would be better to move to the userspace, since they aren't really fit to be grandfathered into the article pages category.
So here's what I propose should happen to the following pages if this proposal does pass and the test pages category is eliminated:
Dary's simple coding page — This test page does have a fair bit of content in it, and therefore I do feel that it would be a shame to delete it. However I also feel that it is unsuitable to be moved into the article pages category, as it is clearly intended as a personal sandbox page, rather than an article page. So therefore I propose that it is renamed to "User:Daryurian18/simple coding page" or "User:Daryurian18/Simple coding page".
Dary's simple coding page 2 — Pretty much the same as the first simple coding page. It does have a fair bit of content in it, and therefore I do feel that it would be a shame to delete it. However I do feel that it is unsuitable to be moved into the article pages category, as it is clearly intended as another personal sandbox page. So therefore I propose that it is moved to the creator's userspace, along with their other test page. I propose that it is renamed to "User:Daryurian18/simple coding page 2" or "User:Daryurian18/Simple coding page 2".
Shado's Syntax Practice — The title of the page says it all. While this is by no means the smallest page on the wiki — having more content in it than certain article pages — it is also very clear that it is intended for testing purposes. And therefore I do feel that if the test pages categories are eliminated, that this page should be moved to the creator's userspace. So I propose that it is renamed to "User:Daughter.of.Shadows/Syntax Practice". That's if the creator of the page still wants it. As I've noticed that the creator has not made any edits to the wiki in over three years.
Meme Of The Day! — Of the four pages on this wiki that are placed in the test pages category, this has to be the one that does not appear to have been created for testing purposes. In-fact the only reason I categorised it as a test page in the first place is because I felt that it was lacking too much content for it to be placed in the pages category. Should this proposal pass, I propose that it is moved into the pages category.
However, unlike the other "test" pages on this wiki which I believe should be moved to their respective creator's userspaces, I have a feeling that this page may not survive the effects that this proposal will have. Because if this page is moved to the pages category, it will be tagged as a stub and will get deleted if not improved within a reasonable amount of time. I have noticed that the creator has not been active since June 2017, so there is a possibility that they may not need the page anymore anyway. But if this proposal passes, I will still reach out to that user, requesting that they add a few sentences to the page so it won't be eligible for deletion.
Already I have done a bit of cleaning up around the wiki, as I have already reached out to a user asking them if they were intending to expand their test page at any time in the future. And they said that they didn't need it anymore. So their test page was deleted.
This thread will be open for a minimum of five days. It is currently 1:35 PM in New Zealand, so if there is a consensus after five days, the thread will be closed at 1:35 PM on the 17th May 2019. If there is no clear consensus one way or another, the request may stay open for an additional two days. If there still isn't a clear consensus, well we'll see what should happen after that.
This Took me 1 afternoon!
Tribal tattoo art
Wolves, music, angels, etc.
Okay I'm sorry! I just had to do it.
Since we've had a lot of successful nominations of various users on this wiki, I thought that I should make a proposal regarding whether or not the current requirements for chat moderator, rollback, and discussion moderator candidates should be increased slightly.
Currently if a user applies for chat moderator, rollback, or discussion moderator rights, they will always have their requests accepted as long as the administrator or bureaucrat accepting the request is unable to find any history of negative edits from the user on any wikis.
But that tactic hasn't always proven to be the greatest, especially given that a few of our users that had their requests approved were discovered to have a questionable history on other wikis, after their requests were accepted.
Three of these users were globally blocked at some point after their requests were approved for different reasons, so there was no other option but to demote those users.
Since local administrators cannot lookup a user's contributions on multiple wikis by means of the community.fandom.com/wiki/Special:LookupContribs special page, their methods of trying to verify whether a user has made any negative contributions on so much as a single wiki are quite limited.
So my proposal is that the current requirements for chat moderator, rollback, and discussion moderator candidates be changed so that a user can only have their request approved if the administrator or bureaucrat is able to confirm whether the user has a clean record of no negative edits on wikis. Candidates for content moderator, assistant, and administrator rights will also be bound to this change.
It is currently 5:11 PM in New Zealand. This thread will be open for five days. Once the timer expires, if there is no clear consensus one way or another, the request may stay open for an additional two days. If there still isn't a clear consensus, well we'll see what should happen after that.
Do you prefer Wiki-Style Polls or Discussions Polls?
8 Votes in Poll
Looks like polls have been enabled on this wiki now, after I sent a request to have them enabled.
While it is a beta feature, I requested to have them enabled early, which makes C.Syde's Wiki one of the first communities to have polls added, as well as the second community that I'm part of that has gotten them so far.
By the looks of things, it appears that only the original post can have polls added to them, other posts can only have images added to them. But enjoy! :D
9 Votes in Poll
This game is practically the same as Count to 10 before an Administrator, Assistant, Content Moderator posts. The idea is for users to count to 25 before an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator posts, otherwise the number will be reset. I figured counting to 25 would a lot more challenging than counting to 10. Do not make more than one post at a time, because that will be cheating.
This game is practically the same as Count to 10 before a non-Admin, non-Assistant, non-Content Mod posts. The idea is for Administrators, Assistants, and Content Moderators to count to 25 before a user posts who is not an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator, otherwise the number will be reset. I figured counting to 25 would a lot more challenging than counting to 10. Do not make more than one post at a time, because that will be cheating.
Also if a user that isn't an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator has posted, and an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator has not yet posted underneath, if you aren't an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator, please don't post until an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator does. There shouldn't be more than one post from a non-Admin, non-Assistant, non-Content Mod at a time.
When each person replies, it will be damning the one above them such as: "Damned
No potty mouthing.
No personal attacks.
The title of the thread is pretty self-explanatory. The idea is to ask the next user that posts what they would prefer to do out of 2 things.
The questions must be appropriate, and must not contain any bodily functions. Also no personal attacks, spamming, or derailment of this thread.
The objective of the game is self-explanatory. The idea is for users to count to 10. But if an Administrator, Assistant, or Content Moderator posts, the number will be reset. Do not make more than one post at a time, because that will be cheating.