Hi again! Checking in to see how things are going. I'm also letting communities know about a couple more things. 2019 was a big year for Fandom, and you can check out the staff blog post This Year at Fandom - 2019.
You might have noticed that some wikis are showing new video content. The new video series, called The Loop, will have new videos weekly and will be replacing the old featured videos that were placed at the top of some wiki pages. Read more about it in the Community Central staff blog post An Update on the Future of Featured Video.
Hope you're doing well, and let me know if you have any questions!
Hello! My name is Kylara , and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for Smosh Wiki, so I'm going around introducing myself to the active admin here. I'm here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have any questions or issues relating to the wiki, editing, layout, design, templates, or anything of the sort, please contact me on my message wall!
I'm going around to let communities know about a couple things. The first is a new feature called Global Taxonomy, which will better personalize wiki recommendations for you and visitors. People who would be interested in your wiki content will be better able to find it, and it will help you discover content that’s interesting and relevant to you. You can read more about in the Community Central staff blog post Introducing Global Taxonomy.
Great question! If I understand correctly, the answer is sort of both. Each Wiki Manger manages multiple communities, but the wikis we manage are specific to each of us. We don't just manage any wiki at all.
So I manage other wikis, and I follow up with each of them and check in on them, because I am managing those communities specifically and I will make sure they're okay. And Smosh Wiki is one of the wikis I manage and will follow up with. So I'm here to help, and I'll follow up and make sure Smosh Wiki has what it needs long-term. I hope that addresses your concerns!
Speaking of long-term, do you have any plans for the community, and is there anything you'd like to see worked on?
Well, essentially, we've just been trying to get this wiki up to date. Ever since Atbryan61 and I took over in 2017 we've slowly been trying to get it up to speed with all of Smosh's videos and projects throughout the years, a task that Acrocadabra and Gusey1397 have been huge helps in. I haven't been able to be as active in recent months as I want because of school, but I try to help where I can.
With 6,800+ pages, you guys have certainly been busy! There's a Special page that might be of interest to you if you'd like to organize with the community where help on the wiki is needed: Special:Community.
I also noticed that you have one non-portable infobox left. Any reason for not upgrading it to portable like the others? It would be mobile-friendly, and I can help with that!
Tegarding that infobox, we've pretty much left that one alone because that was the previous infobox design and layout before I created the one you see on infoboxes like Template:Person or Template:SmoshVideo. For whatever reason, the creator of it decided that they loved a layout with a large amount of useless negative space and the need to individually name data row names and info when using it on pages in the Classic source editor (visible here). I personally hate that kind of infobox; it's ugly and a pain to edit, so one of the first things I did after becoming admin was, through lots of trial and error, make a new infobox layout and essentially ditch the old one.
Glad to hear it, I dislike the old infobox styles as well. Since it sounds like it's okay with you, I've upgraded that old infobox to match the new ones you have. All the infoboxes should look the same now, unless I'm missing any that still need to be upgraded?
The infoboxes you have look pretty good, but let me know if you have any questions about editing them, I love this stuff!
I would like to direct your attention to this message again. For the millionth time, please knock this off. This is rather un-admin-like behavior that you have been demonstrating for quite some time, and to straight up ignore messages asking you to stop like you have been is just straight up juvenile.
So, again, please cease your random link removals during your edit sprees.
Please stop removing release dates and links from video pages. It's really irritating to have to repeatedly click "undo" and/or "rollback" (depending on how much of such an edit is actually constructive).
Hey, just wanted to add my two cents :) Thank you ver much for adding photos and relevante edits (like fan interactions). However, the removal of links and released dates from intoductions and infoboxes is incredible annoying and was wondering if you had a reason for the removal of this information as I haven't found any edit summaries from you. Thanks :)
Thank you for everything you have done for the Smosh Wiki and keeping it alive. As SorcererSuprene21 and I are not active members of the Smosh Wiki anymore I would like to give you the chance to lead the Smosh Wiki. I will try to edit from time to time. Welcome to the Bureaucrats and keep up the good work.
I am just glad to help out and better this wiki! And thanks for taking care of the page updates. You definitely know more about the details of the Defy business situation than I do. Our lives without a doubt trump this place, every time, as makes sense and as it should be.