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  • Hi ArgentFir,

    Idekmandy has just made a test wiki, which includes new and improved designs for the wiki, which I hope you'll be blown away by as much as I was! Hopefully, before the TV series airs, we can move these ideas onto the actual wiki. These were the ideas for the changes in design and Mandy has, so far, done the wordmark & theme, I did the navigation a few months ago (any suggestions welcome) and the home page & infoboxes will come soon! You've been given admin rights on the test wiki too (until it's deleted) so you can see how certain things work on the new sceme.

    Not everything's set in stone, though, feedback/suggestions/questions are welcome on the test wiki. At some point, a Discussions post/Message Wall thread will be made where you can post things like that.

    Thanks!

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    • Another thing is the URL of the wiki. Mandy has suggested changing hdm.fandom.com to hisdarkmaterials.fandom.com to make the wiki more searchable. Doing this will have a major impact on our SEO, help more potential readers find the wiki and (possibly) help us overtake other sites in search ranking (particularly trying to get the wiki to the top spot when searching Lyra Silvertongue).

      Please let me know as soon as you can if you're ok with the wiki's URL being changed so Mandy can ask staff to update it before the TV series is out. If you have any suggestions for a better URL feel free to reply with that too. Hope to hear back from you by Sunday so that we can update it quickly! Thanks!

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    • I'm all for the new URL. And I love the new designs! I'm hoping to have a bit more time to explore them as the test wiki evolves in the future.

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  • Hello! Just in case you haven't heard, Fandom has launched a new Editor Rewards Program to thank hard-working users for their contributions to the platform. You can check out all of the information in this blog post. Feel free to comment on the blog if you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, and the Editor Experience Team will be happy to answer!

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  • Hi! I'm here to bring you big news from Fandom! The new Analytics feature has just been released for admins, which you can read more about in this blog post. This feature is particularly exciting because it will give you access to insightful statistics that allow you to see what areas are doing well and how to best capitalize on them in order to strengthen the community. You can visit Special:Analytics to access the data, and if you need any help, you can check out the help page for additional information. Please let me know if you have any further questions or feedback and I'll be happy to answer :)

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  • Hi ArgentFir,

    I'm wondering where you managed to find the images of the chapter illustrations for LBS, I can't see them anywhere online (except the wiki, of course) - did you find them on a website, scan them or otherwise? And are you be able to do the same for TSC's chapter illustrations?

    Thanks!

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    • They're from the e-book. I bought it because my LBS hardback edition was delayed. I'm not certain yet whether I'll get the TSC e-book but, if I do, I could get the chapter illustrations from it in the same way.

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    • Thanks for uploading the full-page illustrations and for your reply! Is that how you also got the full-page illustrations? I know a few of them are on Chris Wormell's site but not as many as the amount you uploaded. If possible, would you be able to upload this image of Sister Fenella from wherever you got the illustrations? Thanks!

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    • Unfortunately, the full-page illustrations aren't from the e-book; I scoured them from various places online. I managed to find three more today (including the Sister Fenella one) but it think it's unlikely that all 25 are findable.

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    • Thanks so much for uploading the TSC illustrations! If you're interested, there's another LBS full-page one featured further down the page on Amazon. Can't wait to see Wormell's illustrations for the new book!

      I'll get back to you on your talk pages shortly (I'm currently well over half way into the bokk but want to finish it first before I make any conclusions).

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  • Hi ArgentFir, my name is Antonio and I am a Community Manager of the TV/Movies vertical for Fandom. I wanted to introduce myself and see if you need anything, have any problems, or would like to share any ideas you have. As you may already know, our Community Org is changing. From now on our team will focus even more on building closer relationships with the communities, admins, and users.

    We are here to support you and help make this community thrive. If you need anything, feel free to contact me or our Wiki Manager directly at any time. And just so you know, Wiki Managers might be more available than me on weekends.

    I will be here together to Idekmandy -Wiki Manager- for anything you need.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to hear back from you soon! :)

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  • Hey! Just in case you don't know, I'm excited to inform you that Fandom now has an official Discord server for Fandom and Gamepedia editors! If you're interested in joining, you can learn more about it in this blog post. Ultimately, the server allows for better communication with staff and fellow editors, and I will be easily accessible there if you ever need any help. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

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  • Hey there! My name is Mandy, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager assigned to the His Dark Materials Wiki. No worries, I am not here to take over. My job is to help the community and serve as a liaison between contributors and full-time Fandom staff. I will be your primary point of contact should any assistance be needed, so if you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., don't hesitate to leave a message on my wall and I will do my best to help. If I am unable to solve your issue, I will be able to get in contact with a staff member that can. I will also be getting in contact with the rest of the active admins in this community to introduce myself and inform them of my position. In the meantime, please let me know if there's anything I can do for you or if you have any further questions regarding my role, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to working with you in the future!

    Additionally, I am happy to inform you that Fandom will be upgrading to a more modern version of MediaWiki, the platform that powers your wiki. You can read more about it in this blog post.

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    • Hi Mandy,

      Thanks for the message. My questions are among those already asked here by NightSpeakers. I look forward to working with you.

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  • Hi ArgentFir,

    The wiki has just reached 1000 pages! Can I just take this moment to thank you for all your hard work over the past 5 years - adding LOADS of information to pages, maintaining the wiki, keeping an eye out for any news on the series and for correcting any (of my main) mistakes on behalf of all the wiki's editors and readers.

    Your work is admirable and I'm sure the 1000+ people who view the wiki weekly are really grateful! Keep up the great work and thank you so much!

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    • Hi,

      Thanks for the message and apologies for my late reply. I'd also like to take the chance to thank you for all your hard work; a lot of those pages were created by you! So much progress has been made since I first joined this wiki and I hope that continues with all the exciting new things we have to look forward to.

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    • Thanks a lot! Wasn't sure where to post this, but I thought you'd want to know, I got a message from Amy that I've shared here about her not coming back to the wiki.

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  • Hey ArgentFir, just gonna throw this out here, but it would probably be much easier for a bot to make these changes rather than you going through each page manually.

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    • Yes. I think I have changed all of the pages using the individual infoboxes and I'm in the process of changing those with human infoboxes.

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    • For future reference you can always contact staff and request a bot flag for your account. Then perform the edits and they will be hidden from Wiki Activity. Once the task is done, you can simply go to your user rights management and remove the bot tag. :)

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  • Hey ArgentFir, you seem to be the only other admin who is semiactive this week (I haven't been able to get in touch with Amyosaurus or Evilquoll). I'm wondering if you would be willing promote me to bureaucrat status so that I may take more authority in the wiki? Thanks in advance for your input!

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