The interface for the announcements tool.

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Announcements are important messages sent by administrators or moderators to any user who has made an edit, upvote, or post on TESWiki in the past 90 days. Acting as a replacement for the 2.0 Forums' highlight tool, which notified all users on a wiki of a thread (regardless of activity), announcements went live in an early test on TESWiki on 12 July 2018.

Usage[edit source]

The tool can be accessed by admins and mods from this link. Please try not to send more than one announcement per week unless some really big news breaks. Users can disable announcements from specific wikis with the AnnouncementsIgnore script.

Announcements[edit source]

Title Date Announcer Recipients (#)
Introducing the Announcements Feature 12 July 2018 Atvelonis 3175
Weekly Update 7/14/18 17 July 2018 Atvelonis 3159
Weekly Update 7/21/18 23 July 2018 Atvelonis 3166
Weekly Update 7/28/18 28 July 2018 Atvelonis 3163
Weekly Update 8/4/18 6 August 2018 Atvelonis 3155
Weekly Update 8/11/18 14 August 2018 Atvelonis 3108
Weekly Update 8/18/18 20 August 2018 Atvelonis 3057
Weekly Update 8/25/18 28 August 2018 Atvelonis 3015
Weekly Update 9/1/2018 2 September 2018 Atvelonis 2982
Weekly Update 9/8/2018 12 September 2018 The Cat Master 2851
Weekly Update 9/15/18 18 September 2018 Atvelonis 2736
Weekly Update 9/22/18 23 September 2018 Atvelonis 2669
Weekly Update 9/29/18 2 October 2018 Atvelonis 2578
Weekly Update 10/6/18 9 October 2018 Atvelonis 2521
Weekly Update 10/13/18 15 October 2018 Ottoman Hold 2471
Weekly Update 10/20/18 21 October 2018 Atvelonis 2392
Weekly Update 10/27/18 28 October 2018 Ottoman Hold 2319
Weekly Update 11/3/18 3 November 2018 The Cat Master 2234
Weekly Update 11/10/18 12 November 2018 Atvelonis 2190
Weekly Update 11/17/18 18 November 2018 Atvelonis 2131
Weekly Update 11/24/18 25 November 2018 Atvelonis 2110
Weekly Update 12/1/18 1 December 2018 The Cat Master 2101
Weekly Update 12/8/18 8 December 2018 Atvelonis 2035
Weekly Update 12/15/18 16 December 2018 Atvelonis 2030
Weekly Update 12/22/18 22 December 2018 Atvelonis 2040
Weekly Update 12/29/18 29 December 2018 Atvelonis 2027
Weekly Update 1/5/19 6 January 2019 Atvelonis 2041
Weekly Update 1/12/19 12 January 2019 Ottoman Hold 2037
Weekly Update 1/19/19 19 January 2019 Atvelonis 2040
Weekly Update 1/26/19 27 January 2019 Atvelonis 2008
Weekly Update 2/2/19 4 February 2019 Atvelonis 2016
Weekly Update 2/9/19 9 February 2019 Atvelonis 2020
Weekly Update 2/16/19 17 February 2019 Atvelonis 2006
Weekly Update 2/23/19 24 February 2019 Atvelonis 1957
Weekly Update 3/2/19 9 March 2019 Atvelonis 1928
Weekly Update 3/9/19 13 March 2019 Atvelonis 1881
Weekly Update 3/16/19 18 March 2019 Atvelonis 1852
Weekly Update 3/23/19 23 March 2019 Atvelonis 1852
Weekly Update 3/30/19 31 March 2019 Atvelonis 1853
Weekly Update 4/6/19 9 April 2019 Atvelonis 1838
Weekly Update 4/13/19 14 April 2019 Atvelonis 1846
Weekly Update 4/20/19 22 April 2019 Atvelonis 1862
Weekly Update 4/27/19 27 April 2019 Atvelonis 1935
Weekly Update 5/4/19 4 May 2019 The Cat Master 2004
Weekly Update 5/11/19 11 May 2019 Atvelonis 1979
Weekly Update 5/18/19 18 May 2019 Atvelonis 1967
Weekly Update 5/25/19 25 May 2019 Ottoman Hold 1940
Weekly Update 6/1/19 1 June 2019 The Cat Master 2060
Weekly Update 6/8/19 8 June 2019 Atvelonis 2082
Weekly Update 6/15/19 15 June 2019 The Cat Master 2126
Weekly Update 6/22/19 22 June 2019 Atvelonis 3028
Weekly Update 6/29/19 29 June 2019 Atvelonis 3001
Weekly Update 7/6/19 9 July 2019 Atvelonis 2977
Weekly Update 7/13/19 13 July 2019 The Cat Master 2962
Weekly Update 7/20/19 21 July 2019 Ottoman Hold 2937
Weekly Update 7/27/19 27 July 2019 The Cat Master 2897
Weekly Update 8/3/19 4 August 2019 Atvelonis 2864
Weekly Update 8/10/19 10 August 2019 The Cat Master 2870
Weekly Update 8/18/19[note 1] 20 August 2019 The Cat Master 2891
Weekly Update 8/24/19 25 August 2019 The Cat Master 2906
Weekly Update 8/31/19 31 August 2019 Atvelonis 2802
Weekly Update 9/7/19 7 September 2019 Atvelonis 2812
Weekly Update 9/14/19 16 September 2019 The Cat Master 1862
Weekly Update 9/21/19 21 September 2019 Atvelonis 1850
Weekly Update 9/28/19 29 September 2019 Atvelonis 2094
Weekly Update 10/5/19 6 October 2019 Ottoman Hold 2119
Weekly Update 10/12/19 16 October 2019[note 2] Ottoman Hold 2054
Weekly Update 10/19/19 21 October 2019 The Cat Master 2044
Weekly Update 10/26/19 26 October 2019 The Cat Master 1997
Weekly Update 11/2/19 5 November 2019 Ottoman Hold 1974
Weekly Update 11/9/19 11 November 2019 The Cat Master 1969
Weekly Update 11/16/19 18 November 2019 The Cat Master 2800
Weekly Update 11/23/19 25 November 2019 The Cat Master 2783
Weekly Update 11/30/19 30 November 2019 Atvelonis 2819
Weekly Update 12/7/19 8 December 2019 Atvelonis 2880
Weekly Update 12/14/19 14 December 2019 The Cat Master 2898
Weekly Update 12/21/19 22 December 2019 Atvelonis 3143
Weekly Update 12/28/19 29 December 2019 Ottoman Hold 2940
Weekly Update 1/4/20 5 January 2020 Ottoman Hold 2975
Weekly Update 1/11/20 12 January 2020 The Cat Master 3188
Weekly Update 1/18/20 19 January 2020 Atvelonis 3269
Weekly Update 1/25/20 27 January 2020 The Cat Master 3362
Weekly Update 2/1/20 2 February 2020 The Cat Master 3381
Weekly Update 2/8/20[note 3] 15 February 2020 The Cat Master 2823
Weekly Update 2/15/20[note 3] 15 February 2020 The Cat Master 2823
Weekly Update 2/22/20 24 February 2020 The Cat Master 2839
Weekly Update 2/29/20 4 March 2020 The Cat Master 3403
Weekly Update 3/7/20 12 March 2020 The Cat Master 3357
Weekly Update 3/14/20 14 March 2020 Atvelonis 3336
Weekly Update 3/21/20 22 March 2020 Atvelonis 3127
Weekly Update 3/28/20 30 March 2020 The Cat Master 3203
Weekly Update 4/4/20 4 April 2020 Atvelonis 3231
Weekly Update 4/11/20 13 April 2020 The Cat Master 3366
Wekly Update 4/18/20[note 4] 19 April 2020 Atvelonis 3391
Weekly Update 4/25/20 25 April 2020 Atvelonis 3426
Weekly Update 5/2/20 4 May 2020 The Cat Master 3624
Weekly Update 5/9/20 9 May 2020 The Cat Master 3793
Weekly Update 5/16/20 18 May 2020 Atvelonis 3845
Weekly Update 5/23/20 24 May 2020 Atvelonis 3900
Weekly Update 5/30/20 31 May 2020 Atvelonis 3250
Weekly Update 6/6/20 8 June 2020 Atvelonis 3351
Weekly Update 6/13/20 14 June 2020 The Cat Master 3456
Weekly Update 6/20/20 20 June 2020 Atvelonis 3419
Weekly Update 6/27/20 27 June 2020 Ottoman Hold 3366
Weekly Update 7/4/20 4 July 2020 Ottoman Hold 3329
Weekly Update 7/11/20 12 July 2020 Ottoman Hold 3203
Weekly Update 7/18/20[note 5] 18 July 2020 Atvelonis 3179
Weekly Update 7/18/20[note 5] 20 July 2020 The Cat Master 3231
Weekly Update 7/25/20 26 July 2020 Atvelonis 3220
Weekly Update 8/1/20 2 August 2020 Atvelonis 3066
Weekly Update 8/8/20 14 August 2020 Ottoman Hold 2845
Weekly Update 8/15/20[note 6] 17 August 2020 Ottoman Hold 2962
Weekly Update 2020-08-22 22 August 2020 Ottoman Hold 2956
Weekly Update 2020-08-29 30 August 2020 Atvelonis 2945
Weekly Update 2020-09-05 7 September 2020 Ottoman Hold 2875
Weekly Update 2020-09-12 15 September 2020 Ottoman Hold 2850
Weekly Update 2020-09-19 24 September 2020 Ottoman Hold 2839
Weekly Update 2020-09-26 29 September 2020 Atvelonis 2900
Weekly Update 2020-10-03 5 October 2020 Ottoman Hold 2961
Weekly Update 2020-10-10 10 October 2020 Atvelonis 3105
Weekly Update 2020-10-17 18 October 2020 Ottoman Hold 3013
Weekly Update 2020-10-24 24 October 2020 Ottoman Hold 3021
Weekly Update 2020-10-31 2 November 2020 Ottoman Hold 3075
Weekly Update 2020-11-07 9 November 2020 Ottoman Hold 3124
Weekly Update 2020-11-14 15 November 2020 Ottoman Hold 2993
Weekly Update 2020-11-21[note 7] 29 November 2020 Stygies VIII 2897
Weekly Update 2020-11-28[note 7] 29 November 2020 Stygies VIII 2870

If any negative activity trends are to be inferred from this data, it is important to place the hypothesized cause of the trend 90 days prior to the announcements. For example, the decrease in users from August 4th, 2018 to September 1st, 2018 was caused by decreasing user input on the wiki three months before then (May–June), not anything that happened between August and September. Positive activity trends are not subject to such delay.

Notes[edit source]

  1. The title of this thread was changed to "Weekly Update 8/17/19" shortly after its announcement.
  2. On October 17th, an additional announcement was made by The Cat Master with an improved link. This announcement went to 2052 recipients.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Originally, the weekly updates for the weeks of February 8 and February 15, 2020 were combined into one weekly update called "Weekly Update 2/15/20 (and 2/8/20)." The weekly updates for the two weeks were separated into individual weeks on February 18, 2020.
  4. The announced text for 4/18/20 was indeed "Wekly Update" and not "Weekly Update," on account of Atvelonis's limited observational skills.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Due to a miscommunication, two announcements of this weekly update were made.
  6. It was decided to alter the date format in order to not confuse non-Americans, to which the weekly update was titled as 2020-08-15; however, since Ottoman Hold did not notice at first, the announcement was made using the original format as 8/15/20.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Due to backlog, these two updates were released on the same day; both were given announcements less than five hours apart.
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