Reminder: "All lives won't matter until black lives matter."
It appears that the staff list hasn't been updated in quite a while. It is now. Make sure that if you need to talk to a staff member, you are talking to one of those people on the list. Although many non-staff are qualified to answer your questions, the staff team has quick access to one another through Discord and we will often make an effort to tackle more ambitious questions and requests at our earliest convenience. Also, in case you were not aware, the admin writing this newsletter is Zatalliya, and she is very...very tired... so goodnight after this.
Necrotifice is spearheading the page cleanup, so if you need to know why something has a CfD tag on it, he would be one person to ask for a quick response. The other person is me.
Our content moderator team consists of
As of the time of writing, 13 Apostles is the only Discussion moderator. Make their job easier by being respectful during a discourse on the site space.
We will be happy to accept new Discussion Moderators. Add Jess#1144 on Discord (that's me!) and we'll chat about it. --- Anyone not on this list is not staff. Anyone claiming to be staff, threatening to 'block you' or 'get you in trouble' is mini-modding and should be reported to a staff member.
Debate Fallback Rules
Users on this site know how heated discussions can get, and often there are unnecessary personal attacks throw into the mix. Because of this, a manual of style regarding debate etiquette will be rolled out sometime soon. Until that is instated, remember Rule 3. User interactions can only get so hostile before staff intervention is necessary.
What counts as a valid work for this site?
A future manual of style section will include how to exactly define a published work, but the rundown is essentially this —
Feature Changes & Additions
We have voted for two new namespaces, and they're here! You might've seen pages with the prefix "Archetype:" or "Trait:" and those are namespaces in action! While they must be sorted by category still, we will slowly introduce altered formats in order to better handle these Archetypes & Traits pages. Until then, just sit tight!
Keep in mind that nothing is still set in stone and are subject to change. If you have any concerns that absolutely need to be voiced about namespaces, please don't hesitate to contact me through either my talk page or Discord. I will likely forward your comment to the rest of the administration (unless you request that I don't) and will try my best to answer your questions.
Character sheets are still a thing! The only difference is that you should put them in their own category — Character Sheet. There will be additions coming regarding publishing OCs on the site so that they aren't all over the place.
This feature is ABSOLUTELY in need of feedback! Roleplayers, worldbuilders, etc., tell me what YOU want.
Move, Not Remove
With serious wiki cleanup activities going on, we are attempting to push for a "Move not Remove" type of cleanup. Instead of deleting things, and instead of letting pages that aren't up to standard exist on the mainspace, we are moving them to either Blogs or Sandbox (depending on the page creators' wish). Pages here are stripped of all their standard categories and added to the category known as Userspace Powers.
Powers in the Userspace do not have to adhere to site standards and only must not violate FANDOM's TOS and other site rules. Powers not originally on the main space can be created in blogs and sandboxes and added to the Userspace.
It is entirely possible for pages to be moved between the Userspace and the Main space, depending on how the page is edited and what the authors/the wiki wishes to do with it.
Future of Newsletters
July is coming out in the beginning of the month rather than the end. This will fix the schedule for good.
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