We see that you have a lot of redlinks (wanted pages that are linked to, but do not exist yet), categories need fixing up a bit, and so on. We came to support the wiki and do some maintenance work to make it better and help the editors here. We will go through different pages, fill them with content, add infoboxes, make sure all the content is categorized, etc. A refresh.
Let me know if you are okay with that, please! Or if you need anything :)
Is there a way to unblock links Crackle to links? There used to be links to Crackle to legal steams of Robotech episodes. I had to remove them because it was impossible to edit episode articles with them and the template that used them broke.
The high view/low edits might be from bots or search things. Also maybe it could just be from people looking or searching the Live action movie and checking here over and over. In the front page it has a thing on the side to recent Robotech mentions and I keep seeing links to financial briefings or anything that just mentions Robotech once in its text(like a mech game review saying "its like Robotech or Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors")
I checked the template. It does seem to work, so I guess it got fixed without my help. But if it bugs again, tell me.
About the edits vs visitors question: there is a number of ways to try to attract people to editing, but that usually increases when new releases from the series premiere.
Check out Special:Community and see if there's anything new to be added there or maybe the page needs rebuilding. New users like to be pointed directly to a page that needs fixing and be told what needs fixing. Experienced editors think for themselves more, but new ones are unsure / scared. I know there are suggestions on top of this page, but maybe something needs adding to "how to help out"? Any suggestions, like "fix this in the episode pages"?
When someone new edits the wiki, it's good to greet them personally and tell them that if they need help and suggestions, they can message you (or other admins).
Add something new in Discussions, maybe someone will get involved in the community more after commenting there? It's not a rule - not all Discussions visitors like to edit - but it's always a chance.
How about replacing the Animanga link in "community" with another link to Special:Community, but showing as "How to help" (it should be written as **Special:Community|How to help there). Many users click in top navigation links, so they might find that there.
Sorry for ignorance on the live action movie, but is it new? I'm a little out of the loop about Robotech right now. If it's new, it might be worth showcasing it more in top navigation and/or main page with a separate link etc. That boosts the number of visitors and possible editors.
Hey Grey, I wanted you to know that I'm going to be attempting to adopt the wikia. Basically I'm going to attempt to gain the power to make other people admins so that we can run the site more effectively (I don't have this power right now). I hope this isn't too much of a bother for you and I also hope that it doesn't make you upset.
Also obviously I don't need to do this if you update my rights without the bother.
I would love to help out with this wiki, though I'm somewhat unsure where to start in terms of adding info, so I figured I'd ask if you need any specific sections edited, or the whole thing edited for consistency, as these speak to my strengths.
I'm a long-time Robotech fan (since it first aired), an avid roleplayer, and a bit of an internet guy by way of my career. Additionally, I went to school to be an editor and do that on a freelance basis from time to time, so my skills are up to date.
Let me know. I figure this way I can get a little more used to wikis (I've only worked with 2 or 3 so far, so I consider myself a novice) before I start actively trying to add and expand the content.
Hi! I'm this site's other admin, welcome aboard! It's always good to find new editors join the team.
If I were to point to any section which needs expanding, I'd say the character articles. You'll find those are the ones that should be huge but are a lot more likely to be three sentances long -- specifically if you want to help out somewhere I'd suggest editing primary characters of the original three sagas.
A few notes on our policies -- we write all in-universe content from an in-universe, past-tense point of view. This just makes for a more interesting and fun read. So instead of saying