i only requested a font change not because it was bothering me,,
but because i was having trouble reading things,, 'specially small text && stuffs;
it just appeared all jumbled up ((i's would appear as l's)) && blob-like for my eyes,, is all
that && when things change,, i tend to struggle with getting used to the new thing(s),,
i wasn't being rude about chipmunkedgirl's creation or the wikia's new style,,
i don't know how to word this message very well,,
but please note i'm not sounding rude/grumpy/snappy,,
I understand Skip and I know you weren't being rude/grumpy/snappy. I want you to still be able to enjoy the wiki so I got a little upset at myself (not you) when I thought the font was making it harder for you to do that.
I'm gonna try to work on a little more styling to add to this as an option for others. Is there any of the new font you'd like to see again, like the page headers/titles?
No more French translations would solve some of this problem, but an important Admin lesson: when you move a page without leaving a redirect, you need to check to make sure no pages link to the page being deleted? Out of Sight, Out of Mind and The Shooting Star have a page linking to them. You need to solve these links (remove them) before losing the redirect.
I didn't say you did. No need to be sorry; it's just one of those things to learn as an Admin. I'm not likely to be here forever so I want to give you as much knowledge as possible to be able to run the wiki efficiently.
Congratulations! I am no longer the wiki's newest Admin as that slot now falls to you. I can understand your excitement and nervousness; it's a new chapter on the wiki and the journey may not be a smooth one. I'm here to help you on your way with advice and assistance. Remember that as an Admin certain actions can have unintended consequences while others can affect every reader of the wiki so please let me know if you are unsure of something.
I believe I gave you some resources in the thread I created when I first asked if you were interested in the Admin position, but I'll list them here again.
Wiki Policy - I'm sure you know the importance of the wiki's policies (and have a through understanding of them); they matter even more now as you will be one that's now enforcing, in addition to following, policy.
Community Central - This is Wikia/Fandom's central wiki where you can find help pages on nearly every aspect of a wiki, read about feature development, learn about bugs on the platform, and ask users from other wikis about various problems you may have. I strongly recommend making this wiki your new friend.
Now I'm going to give you a little bit of an Admin test-drive by giving you a few tasks. These edits may get you out of your comfort zone and that's fine. I'm pretty sure you use source (I'd recommend it more if you aren't) so study the pages and try to make sense of what's there. If you are unsure of something, let me know or try looking up a solution.
The first thing I'd like you to do is to edit the Sysops page to add yourself and the your usual available times on the wiki (match formatting).
Go to Moderators and remove yourself from the list.
Then you're gonna edit a template page, Template:Administrators (you can search for templates by typing "Template:" followed by the template's name), to add your info. Basically copy all the lines with my info, with the line above it including |- (this means the row of a table is starting), and paste it below mine and edit that to include the appropriate info. "Signature Prototype" will be different for you so just link to your user page.
Next you get to edit a page that's only editable to Admins - MediaWiki:Community-corner (you can search for these pages the same way as Template pages). MediaWiki pages are the wiki's site messages; basically almost all the text you see outside of a article/comment is edited this way. Now, how Community corner works (the text of this page appears on Special:WikiActivity's right rail). Typically when an edit is made to this page a site-wide message is sent to all users (the bubble in the bottom right corner). The text of this bubble notification is stored in MediaWiki:Communitymessages-notice-msg (I'm going to edit this for you). Any non-minor edit to Community corner will send out this message so if you ever add something important to this page, check the text in the bubble notification before saving a Community Corner edit or if the edit is minor (and to not send the message) make sure the box next to minor edit is checked. Now, to the task, I would like you to create a short message to add to the Admin Messages section (this can be difficult so think about it). When done, be sure minor edit is checked and save your edit. I'll need to edit mine and make any necessary formatting changes before notifying the entire community of your promotion.
I'll end it there (not sure if you would be up for the CSS/JS changes). Don't let me seem to be pressuring you to know everything. You'll pick more things up as you're ready or interested.
ahh thank you - i wasn't expecting this promotion to go through! :D this gave me a big smile when i first logged on to the laptop! ^-^ i think i've done almost everything that you'd tasked me to do, and i promise to do my best over this side of the wikia editors/etc etc! ^_^
You overlooked a very important detail on the instructions for number four. I asked you to save your edit to Community Corner as minor so the community wide notification wouldn't go through until I made the final edits to the page. Attention to detail is more critical for Admin actions.
Everything else looks good. On the template page I seen you added another column to a row (what | by itself means); I've removed it.
A little over a year ago I asked if you were interested in ever becoming an Admin here and that time may be approaching so I wanted to ask you one more time to confirm you are still committed. This is a very serious position and you'd be the first new Admin in nearly four years (wow, it's been that long since I was promoted). Not to scare you off but if one day I ever left the wiki, you'd be in charge of maintaining the integrity of the wiki (when that happens, who knows). If you are promoted, we'd work closer together as you learn the new ropes and make wiki decisions.
i'm still interested in becoming a admin for helping out the wikia more, ( ~ even if i'm gonna be a little more slower on learning the new tools & ropes & decisions on that side of the wikia itself - i'm naturaly slow when it comes to learning things, anywho, how my brain works ^^;; ~ ) yeppers-yeppers, sure-sure! ^-^ :3 (also, a little over a year ago, already?! that went by fast!! :oo) (and wowsers, four years since a new admin?! :oo)
The notice doesn't mean you can't edit the page; it just lets everyone know the page isn't up to our standards and has is an "active" project. Merchandise seems to be a thorn in my side. Verification (and of course consistency) is one of the biggest issues halting the project.
Albrittina & Principal Interest. Ignoring the darker lighting from the restaurant, they are the same. Also adding the same characters tend to wear the same cloths throughout the series, the professor is her husband.
I am referring to the principal. Professor Perkins is the husband of the principal. Typically a married couple has the same last name, hence why it makes sense that the principal would be Principal Perkins.
Hmm, I'm thinking of starting her page soon. Do you think we should say her name is Perkins or be more on the safe side and continue to refer to her as "The Principal" as her name isn't actually confirmed?
You would of (likely) seen it on any page after I created the category. I was just trying to see if/how far a bug is occurring. I'm talking about our community message appearing when it shouldn't (it appeared for me after I created the category which it shouldn't have).
had a flicker through a couple of wiki pages/categories to double-make-sure, and there's no community message bug appearing on my screen! oo: unless the bug had already been fixed while i was offline, maybe? oo:
I think you only would have seen it on whatever page you were on when I created the category (unless this bug only deals with Admin, or me). It's definitely some kind of bug because I should have never seen the message (maybe it contributed to the minor edit I made to Community-corner, though I made that edit earlier in the day and minor edits aren't supposed to send out the message). Hmm.