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  • Hi,

    I'm just checking in with those taking part in the advisors project. Hopefully you will have had some time to see how it works, and have some ideas on how it can be improved!

    How has it been working out for you and this wiki? We know that few people who sign up actually ask questions, but have you had any good (or bad) experiences with those who have?

    Can you think of any areas we could improve on to make this a better system?

    And my final question: looking at the project overall, how many stars out out of 5 would you give it (and why)?

    Thanks so much for being a part of this experiment. Giving your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of editors is a great thing. Thanks!

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    • Hi Sannse,

      The experiment — as you mentioned — doesn't really get a lot of questions asked post-sign up, but for those questions that are asked, they seem to be routine questions that could easily be answered by help articles already provided by Fandom. Such questions are perhaps "how do I edit/how do I upload an image". Perhaps in future — if the project gets further development — it could link to help articles before or after a user selects an advisor.

      Improvement wise, I'd say perhaps the relationship fostering between advisors and advisees could be improved. Advisees choose an advisor and then rarely anything happens afterwards, perhaps if they're prompted to check in with advisors after X period of time. Otherwise, it would be nice for advisors to know which advisees they have attached to them, perhaps a list, that they can also check in with every Y days/weeks etc. This I believe, would build a better relationship with advisors-advisee and perhaps make people feel better about approaching advisors instead of the Forums on Community wiki.

      As above reasons, I'd give the experiment a high 3/5 stars with the potential to become a great product given future developments. I think that there were perhaps areas missed that could've been developed more that would've made the feature more approachable to users. I hope that the experiment can be developed more and we can see it return in some further form!

      Face-smile Thanks!

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  • Hey, 

    Thanks for the tip about the references. xD I'm not going to lie about it, I'm utterly hopeless with everything that involves code of any kind and when I once tried to copy how the others references were coded - or more specifilly, how I though they were coded. The results were... well, horrible. 

    Also thank you for the clean-up on the expension. I'm not a native speaker and anything a bit longer I write comes off incoherent. 

    Could I expand some of the other Landon-X relationships? I don't normally write anything longer here because I know that it would create just more unnecessary headache for you admins and I completely understand if you don't have time to fix my numerous mistakes that the expansions would automatically have. 

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    • Hey, no worries! Thanks for updating that section, it was outdated to say the least. The English wasn't too bad, I mostly cleaned up the links, for example longer links to shorter ones — you pick this up as you go along and it'll become easier.

      Feel free to expand on some of the other relationships, I'm sure I, or another user, can clean them up if anything needs changing. Just be wary, those non-significant relationships (such as Landon and Lizzie) don't really need anything written about them as they haven't played a significant role in the plot.

      Let me know if you need help with anything!

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    • Thanks, again, for the tips and encouraging words. xD

      Thank you and don't worry, I indeed had the intention of only updating the major relationships with Rafael, Hope, Josie and perhaps adding a mention about Landon-Clarke as loving brothers (?). 

      Don't worry, I might make you regret that promise yet. 

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  • I made a comment on the character Josie Saltzman and noticed it was deleted. Any particular reason? I made sure to censor my curse words and only pointed out how hypocritical, stupid and selfish she is and yet my post was deemed inappropriate.

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    • Hey Izunadara, the comment was deleted by Bennett, therefore I would recommend speaking to them about it.

      I'd also just give you a little heads up that censoring with ** isn't really effective all of the time, the AbuseFilter is set to pick those up too and will revoke your autoconfirmed status if it catches you.

      I apologise that I can't be of further help.

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    • Hello, Izunadara. Figured I would just address it here. The criticism itself wasn't deemed inappropriate -- It was the crude and overtly sexualized portion of the comment. Though it was censored with *, it's still inappropriate for what can be read in a public comment forum. Your revised comment here, as you put it, is more civil and lacks the aforementioned portion. Also, to answer your last part, you could have iterated that sentiment towards really any character, yet imo, it would still not be appropriate.

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  • Hello! I'm Isaac, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. One project that we're excited about launching is an initiative to pair newly registered users with experienced advisors (which they can choose from). These advisors would be available for answering basic editing questions and guiding appropriate edits, in the hope that these users will become active in the local community.

    Why do this, rather than rely on admins and moderators? We've seen from research and experience (from Wikipedia) that establishing a human bond with a peer "senpai" or mentor can have a better effect on the comfort of the newcomer, especially where the high volume of edits may cause the quick response of rollbacks rather than taking the time to walk new editors through their early work. While some communities do take that time and care among their leaders, we feel an additional level might put new users at ease and help them be more comfortable with editing. Ultimately, we feel like this project will either free up some time for admins and moderators, or designate them as approachable welcomers to talk to and guide new users. We want to see how effective this is on a relatively small number of communities and see if Fandom's results are consistent with those experienced on Wikipedia. If they are, we may pursue expanding the pilot program and perhaps seeking to build it into a core part of the new platform.

    Here's what we would wish for your community to agree to:

    • At least one volunteer advisor, acting as an advisor and advocate helping newcomers. For the most part, this means responding to questions that newcomers leave the advisor in Discussions. Sometimes this may mean the advisor interacts with admins and moderators to address concerns regarding the newcomer. We have some advisors-at-large (those not tied to the local community, but available as fallbacks) already, but if you have ideas on who you might want to represent you in this role (or if you'd like to do so yourself!), feel free to contact me on my Wall or this thread.
    • Discussions / Feeds. Your community must have this active for the current solution to work. This is the primary method in which advisors have open communication with the users that choose them.
    • A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. As you are currently participating in the MyDashboard program, there will be a card there to interact with an advisor.

    We are testing this for the next two months, and will see what the future of the program is thereafter. Is this a program you would feel comfortable with placing on your community?

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    • You can style it with CSS with the selector .advisorCard. I would caution that if it starts looking too much like the existing skin of your community, it is more likely to be skipped over visually. For now, I would prefer you keeping it as is for consistency, but it's your community. 😀

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    • Hi, just to let you know, I've made a blog here to gather thoughts on this program (from participants and others).

      There's also an in-progress set of guidelines with a pledge for advisors.

      It would be great if people from this wiki could visit and comment!

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  • do you think the son of freya will be completely color black. being that the biological father and vincent. being that freya did not want his son he didn't have mikaelson blood, for fear of the problem of the mikaelson firstborn

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    • Not too certain at the moment, it could be adopted, or surrogated, but if Vincent is the biological father, then yes, it perhaps will be.

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  • you could put the meaning of the surname "Machado" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machado

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  • add images for sheriff mac

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  • Should Riley Voelkel appereance on episode 6 should be consider as a special guest star.

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  • We are not having a halloween episode.

    https://twitter.com/KSiteTV/status/1182728248188264448

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