This week, Wikia added a few new features to the wiki and touched up some existing ones. We are also still getting a consistent stream of new images and content on the mainspace. Let's get to it!
Wikia updated the Community page, elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Community , which is intended to help welcome new users into the wiki. There is now a to-do list at the top, where we have listed a few projects we also have on the Community Corner, elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Community-corner.
They also added another feature, called the “New Contributor Flow dialog,” to promote new users to join the community: after a logged-out user makes their fourth pageview, a banner will appear encouraging them to engage with the rest of us (it looks like thishttps://gyazo.com/1ad95d208f184c674d146bafbc172031 ). Administrators will likely be able to change what appears on the banner in the near future.
As some of you have noticed, the news slider on the front page of our mobile app has been stagnant for over a year due to bugs within the Curated Content page. However, it now lists three new/upcoming releases in the series: Skyrim Remastered, Legends, and ESO's newest DLC, Dark Brotherhood.
Wikia is testing a new “Top Links” section within most articles, which serves to help users access content related to the article they are currently reading. It apparently does not appear for everyone and can be disabled individually through CSS, but I personally find it very distracting as it interrupts you in the middle of articles (example gyazo.com/9fc28cefb6d40526a5bb8885e1b0b16d ).
Something minor, it appears the login process has been changed slightly. You are now directed through a quick popup (gyazo.com/f17f88f3196c1df503a810765f8a7bbb) window when you log into Wikia.
Wikia's Battle of the Fantasy Foods: Round One has ended, and Battle of the Fantasy Foods: Round Two has begun! Unfortunately, our Sweetroll was defeated. However, you can still vote for your favorite foods from other universes; the winning foods will be served at Wikia's food truck at NYCC this October.
Kora Stormblade, one of our chat moderators, has applied for the position of patroller. Please vote on whether or not she should become patroller here. elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_Wiki:P#Kora_Stormblade
The Circle went through a number of nominations for Comprehensive Articles earlier this week; a few of the nominations were either rejected or some feedback on what could be done relatively easily to improve them was given.
CarloV3r has been working on eliminating all Image Needed categories from articles on the wiki. So far he has uploaded missing images for most items in Morrowind and Oblivion, various characters and creatures in Skyrim, and most of the Merchandise images. He has even been uploading audio files!
Speaking of audio files, there are now licensing templates for them, organized by game/major DLC. Please remember to use these on the file page when you are uploading audio files to the wiki.
I reformatted the Weekly Updates project page into a set of tables with the date, author, quote, and image of each update. The older updates without quotes and/or images look slightly out of place though, so feedback on this is appreciated.
For once, we actually had a few things to talk about during the moot. These are actually relatively notable changes, too.
We voted to shut down all editing Guilds on the wiki. These were initially created to promote collaboration between editors in specific fields, but they turned out to be too large to manage. While the project pages and links to them have been removed, the profile userboxes have only been changed to the past tense. You are free to leave it on your profile indefinitely.
We also voted on a new system of preload templates. These are currently placed at the top of the editor when you are creating an article, however they are limited due to formatting constraints. This new system would place a dropdown tab on the right side of the editor and allow for easier access to templates and/or preloads as a whole.
That's it! Thank y'all for taking the time to read this. Have a great day. ^_^
Link to the post on the main Wiki: elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:930416