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.
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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Hi LimeInABush, I'd like to extend an invitation to become an admin on the wiki (I will be extending the same invitation to NightSpeakers). I've found myself caught up in work lately and I'm realizing that my work around the wiki has definitely been slacking. I am definitely going to need help in the next few months with everything that will be happening regarding His Dark Materials (tv and book releases). Please don't feel pressured. Only accept this invitation if you have the time to dedicate to the wiki and if it's something that interests you :) And feel free to ask any/all the questions you want before giving me an answer.
Thanks so much for the offer! I'll need to consider some factors involving the time I contribute to other wikia projects and stuff like that before I make a final decision, but my answer will most likely be yes. I'm really happy that you considered me for this!
Of course, please take your time in getting an answer to me. There's no rush! Thanks for just considering helping. All your work around the wiki is super appreciated, regardless of whether you accept or not! :)
The wiki has just reached 1000 pages! Thanks so much for all the work you've done on the wiki for the past year and a bit! It's been great working with you for the past year! For all the pages, information and general corrections - thank you!
Both of your navboxes can be archived on the forum and implemented on the wiki whenever you're ready. If you'd like help implementing them, I suggest talking to NightSpeakers about using the NightRaiders bot to do it easily. :)
Hi there, I see you put the page count for The Amber Spyglass - that's great but as there are two versions of the books (the UK and US) you may want to put in brackets what it is like on The Subtle Knife =~) Keep up the great work!
Hey LimeInABush, It's been a while since we talked directly, haha. Anyway, I just wanted to know if you had any further suggestions on the forum you created. I hope my response didn't seem like I'm shutting down the idea, I just am truly puzzled as to how we could enforce such allocations (but I'll just look for your response on this in the actual forum). Also, would you be interested in having Rollback status? Your contributions are greatly appreciated, and normally when there are vandals, I am offline and you are online, so rollback status might help you out with reverting their edits since it's just a one-click process rather than using "undo."
Hi! It has been a while, hasn't it? In regards to the forum, I've added a response but as I said there, I don't really know much about the idea myself, just the basic outline of what would happen. If necessary I can draft up a better idea about what would happen. In the future I'll try to think these things through a bit more :P . About the rollback status, I would be honoured and very happy to have it as long as you're sure it's something I should have. It would be very useful against vandals (I seem to run into those on every wiki I edit). Anyway, thanks for asking me about the forum and the status!
I just saw your response on the forum, and I'll continue the discussion there. :) And great, you now have rollback rights. I would consider a bigger bump in rights, but since I am the only active admin atm, I'm thinking I should wait until one of our other admins comes back before discussing the addition of any (possible) new admins.
Nearer the time of the release of The Secret Commonwealth/BBC Tv Series (whichever comes first), would it be possible for us to gain content/discussion/chat mod rights so that, during the intervals where admins aren't active, we can delete spam discussions/articles and protect them if a high amount of vandalism has taken place?