Hi there, Multibrawlr! I'm SlyCooperFan1 (call me Sly!) and I'll be serving as your new Wiki Manager since Technobliterator is no longer able to continue his position.
I see that Techno was able to help out the wiki with the wanted pages clutter, so if there's anything still left over from that I can certainly continue to help. Otherwise, I'm here if you need any other assistance :)
Hey, I understand. Thanks for your contributions here and best of wishes!
I do hope we'll get a new Wiki Manager -- The Wiki of the Dead would really benefit from that! If you're ever able to pass along word about this wiki to others, it'd be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I'll gladly wait, and if need be I'll message JoePlay about the possibility of being assigned another Wiki Manager.
The main page is actually one of the better ones I've seen. You did a great job.
As far as ways to improve it, I would say the blogs list isn't necessary on the main page. This is because 99.8% of all readers are not editors, and so the blogs com across as fairly editor-centric. You don't have to remove them entirely, but I'd consider making that section smaller and putting it on the right rail. You can probably move the featured image to the right rail as well to make better use of space, and also put the Discord server there.
Awesome! I've made the changes you suggested, and I think the main page looks better.
Another thing I wanted to ask you about--we have a quote template used throughout the wiki. What code would be needed to make the quotation marks larger and be colored (I've noticed this on other wikis)?
One thing I've noticed though is that a comma keeps appearing between the attributor (whoever is saying the quote) and the source. You can see this in Caleb Goldman's page, for example.
Is the comma meant to be a space between the attributor and the source? When there is no source (example here ), the comma is still there and to me looks incorrect (reads "--Marquee," but I believe it should be "--Marquee").
Hey man! I'm just stopping by to wish you a congratulations for the promotion! I know I've said it all already on the Discord, but there's no such thing as too much praise. :) Keep up the wonderful work.
Yes, I've heard of your complains and yes, your dedication to the wiki is crazy, crazier than me in fact.
I feel bad. I had a lot of work on the university side I just can't ignore it right now. Now that my laptop is back to shape and I had some spare time before back working for these university tasks that just seem to have no end, I've made a decision.
I've decided to share the Bureaucrat Status with me. From now on, you had full access to the wiki.
I know this is not an appropriate apology for my inactivity in the wiki. If there's any criticism you had for me, I'll gladly accept it and I will try to be a better leader from now on.
Thank you for considering my feedback and taking action, Darryl.
I believe being an admin or bureaucrat is a privilege, and they should honor the responsibilities of the role. They should contribute often, enforce wiki policies, and be able to communicate with both the community and administrative staff.
I'm stressing this because we've had previous admins (like Dean3) who've been inactive and were neglecting issues. This just causes problems and hurts the wiki's image. I want us to avoid this issue. I want us to have a wonderful administrative staff and community, and for the wiki to keep growing and improving like it is now.
I would like to see you contribute and communicate more. You adopted the wiki in the first place. You promised to improve it. Also, I've told you, it is unhealthy and unfair for one person to do most of the work (primarily me for the last couple of months).
I do think you should focus on your real-life priorities, though--that's more important than anything else.
You made a great decision by promoting active contributors, and to make me Bureaucrat so I can address anything requiring that role in your absence. Our team is now no longer just you and I, but more people who care about the wiki and want to help make it the best it can possibly be.
To sum it up: I hope you can stay active, and I do think my problems I've voiced to you are valid, however do not hestiate to focus on your personal life when need be.