Hi, I editedSpencer Hastings page because under the header "Series" in the Season 4 tabber, the episode title "Under the Gun" was a red link, it was supposed to link to "Under The Gun" but it linked to "Under the Gun" because it was written with a lowercase 't' and then linked that way. I tried to fix it to link it to the existing page and then published the edit, but then a bunch of data appeared and ruined the page and I didn't even touch anything else except from linking "Under The Gun" to the right page. I then tried to undo the edit to get rid of it and it's still there, it didn't undo anything??
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?
Much like I said on the Dynaty Wiki, I'll volunteer for now, as an advisor and get back to you on wether any of the other admins want to be part of the program. But as for everything else, yes I would feel comfortable with placing this community in the program. Thanks!
We're looking to launch today, and the addition to the welcome message will be fairly simple.
This community participates in an advisor program to guide newcomers through any basic questions they have and issues they encounter. Advisors are here to help you! To select an advisor or for more information, click this card.
May I suggest a new Feeds channel called "Help Desk" to place these messages into?
Hello Fearless Diva, I wanted to give you some updates from Fandom! First up, we recently introduced a new feature on Fandom! Ever wanted to know what browser your readers are using? Or perhaps where your readers are from? Now you can with our new analytics feature! What I find interesting from your wikis analytics is your most searched term which is "Aria"! Your top viewed page is Alison DiLaurentis, so it's a good idea to keep that page updated! You can access analytics on the Special:Analytics page. If you'd like to do some more reading on this feature, we have a great Blog Post and Help page to help you get started with this feature! Feel free to also ask away and share your cool findings in our analytics channel on our Official Fandom/Gamepedia Discord Server! You can also let me know if you have any questions.
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Let me know if I can answer any questions you may have on either of these great announcements!
Hi there Fearless Diva, how are you? I wanted to let you know Fandom be doing some SEO test on some wikis including Pretty Little Liars. The test is that anonymous/non logged-in users will not see the file pages; instead, these file pages will be redirected to the article pages where the file was used/input the first time when anonymous/non logged-in users click the link. For example, if they click "http://xxxxx.fandom.com/File:xxx" on Google and it will link them to an article page. Now it's important to know this won't affect any logged in users at all and you will still be able to click on the file pages. We hope doing so can help your community eliminate low quality, low value pages and make Google like your wiki more by improving the SEO. As long as users are logged-in, they won't see any difference. Please let me know if you have any questions