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Muppet Central Wiki

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Sgt Floyd, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Since the old thread about the wiki is kind of irrelevant now, I'm starting a new one to spread awareness.

    http://muppet-central.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Central_Wiki

    I realize that most people here probably don't edit wikis, but don't worry about it, someone will fix it if you mess up. Right now, it's a bit empty, but we want to make it a universal wiki for all kinds of things, mostly for member works.

    There is a chat built into the wiki. I don;t think there has to be a wiki admin online to use it. But its there for anyone who wants to use it for whatever reason.

    We were mainly hoping people would start using it as a way to archive or link to their fanfics. It can be kinda hard to sift through the fanfics section of the forum, but if you put your fanfic on the wiki, you can have one continuous story, making it easier to read instead of reading it in parts with people's comments mixed in. Or you can just make a page and add links to all of your fanfics. This allows you to easily link that one page in your sig to advertise all of your fanfics at once. Yeah, there's the one large index, but wouldn't it be nice if you could manage your own personal list of your own fanfics? Even if you don't put your fanfics on the wiki you can still use it to create a page linking to all of your threads, and maybe even write a brief description of what your fanfic is about so people can easily find ones they are interested in. If you are just reading this paragraph wondering what the heck I am talking about I can make an example page to show you.

    You can also use the wiki to create a fanart gallery for yourself to display all of your fanart and even host it on the wiki.

    Puppet builder? Make a page for yourself and create a gallery of all of your puppets, works in progress, ect.

    And finally you can make a page about yourself, whether it be serious or funny.

    So yeah. We want it to become basically a hub for all member fanfics, fan art, puppets, basically all creative work done by members.

    If you have any questions just ask me.
     
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'd contribute, but I'm so bad with Wikis, it's not even funny. If I had a dime every time I've seen Oscarfan or someone re-edit my recent edits on Muppet Wiki just minutes afterwards, I'd probably have enough to buy a discount $5 DVD at Walmart.
     
  3. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    It can't be that bad :p

    Besides, its not like this is the Muppet wiki where everything has to be a certain way in a certain format.
     
  4. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for bringing this thread up.

    I just wanted to remind everyone that we have a very strict rule over at the MC Wiki. No member is able to create a member page except for that member himself.
    (So I, can create a page for my own account, but another member cannot edit or create any member pages.) If a page is created, we'll ask that member here on the forum if they were the one to create that page.
    If for some reason, it wasn't, we'll delete it immediately.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask any one on the wiki. ;)
     
  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Unless of course you are having problems with editing and ask someone else to do it for you.
     
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    At first, I thought this was a weird concept, but now I'm contemplating editing.
     
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You know, I think this rule is a bit extreme and might scare more than a few people off. Besides, Vincent already constantly breaks that rule of don't edit other people's pages...
     
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Oh. I didn't think it would scare anyone off. I actually thought it would attract people. I wanted to make it clear that only you the member has the choice as to what it says on your page. That way, we don't have people adding whatever they want to anyone's page.
    Unless you want us to write it for you. (If you've never used Wikia before/Don't have a Wikia account) just let us know what you want it to say on your page, and we'll fill it in.

    As for Vincent, I've never seen Vince ever change any of the info on a page. He usually just categorizes, and fixes spelling mistakes.
     
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I understand that, but people are hesitant to edit wikis anyway. And you don't need an account to edit (although it helps us :p). But I agree that people should only edit their own pages.
     
  10. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I've confirmed a few members that they were the ones who created them. Most recently AnimatedC9000. A very well-written member page. A good example of what a member page should look like. (You don't have to share a lot of info though, whatever you feel you would like to share.)
     
  11. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    I tried to create an account, but apparently someone has already registered as Slackbot. Hmm.
     
  12. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You don;t need an account to edit or make pages
     
  13. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    I'm interested! It looks really cool! Is there a way for me to join?
     
  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

  15. PanthraDion

    PanthraDion Well-Known Member

    Vincent did that to my member page after I created it, but I really didn't mind. You could say that I am slightly incompetent when it comes to adding links to those little boxes that tell others all about yourself. I just cannot figure out how to add links, so, as I said, I didn't really mind.
     
  16. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Ok...as long as you aren't offended by it. Some people don't like it when people "fix" things for them without asking.
     
  17. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

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  19. Bridget

    Bridget Well-Known Member

    Okie-Dokie, I made my member page for MC wiki! Yay!
     
  20. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    (nothing much to add)

    Nope, not required.

    It says create, not edit. Anyways, I don't edit the actual info, just formatting and maintenance stuff.
     
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