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Ursuul

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  • My occupation is Wiki Manager @ Fandom
  • Bio I read obscure books & play old games, Western Values are important to me.
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Greetings & salutations dear fellows, I am Ursuul. If you need anything or have any problems or questions, feel free to leave a message. I don’t bite :)


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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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    • Thanks!

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  • Hey Ursuul! I'd like to create a Discord server for this wiki, since it doesn't seem to have one just yet. Is it OK with you if I create that, or should we do something else?

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  • Hello, can I get bureaucrat and administration abilities? I hope to expand this wiki? I am currently a admin in Dr.Stone, SPY x FAMILY wiki, ahiru no sora wiki, samurai 8 wiki, and BOTI (Blade of the Immortal) wiki.

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    • Hello 👋🏻 Thanks for your interest in expanding this Wiki! I’d like to see a few more constructive edits before granting rights, & then I’d be happy to make you an Administrator to start. You are most welcome to begin expanding the Wiki with or without rights :)

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    • Oh alright!

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  • Hi Ursuul,

    I guess it's your turn to be on the other side of the project :).

    We would like to ask your permission in order for wikikinetic and I to work on the High School Prodigies Wiki. 

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  • Hello, I'm a member of FANDOM's Community Support team. We're excited to have High School Prodigies Wiki as part of the FANDOM community!

    It may seem like there’s a lot to do, but we’re here to help make getting started quick and easy. Here are some helpful tips and links to get your community going:

    Have fun!

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