Hello, I'll try to explain this the best that I can. Basically I'm not sure how to insert a link, for instance if I wanted to say "in the sixth season" and link "sixth season" to [Season Six] without creating a new page, how would I do that? Same with putting "6" instead of physically having to put [Season 6].
Hello! I'm sorry for my delayed reply! I've not been too well. Glad you figured it out! So, you can do it as you type too - by inserting [[Season Six]]. When you're using the link button, you don't have to insert the entire URL if it's an OITNB wiki page, you can just start to type the page you want to link to and it should bring it up for you to select. Hope that makes sense! Any other questions, please do ask away.
Also, new question - When we have the sub headings for flashback characters for example or characters that knew inmates before getting incarcerated do we have "Before [inmate]'s incarceration" or "Season [number]"
Oh, I see. I don't know... I was happy with just doing it in the simple way for flashback/civilian characters that we don't see a lot of, in just having a brief intro and then having an overview heading? Isn't that the way we've always done it? What do you think?
Hm, I see what you mean. Are you asking whether we should italicise their names or not? If so, I'd be happy with italicising them. However, Penn is still on prison ground technically - it seems likely that she'll be found eventually, whereas I reckon Chang's gone far away.
I recently noticed that the character infobox had been edited with new sections and such, that is all fine however on most if not all character pages a small fraction of data is coming through and leaving all given data in the actual edit section of the infobox. Is there anything we can do?
Heya, sorry I'm on holiday at the moment. I've just had a look and I'm not entirely happy that a user who hadn't previously contributed to the wiki in any other way has just come along and changed our entire template without discussing it. I don't know how you feel about it? I'm not saying that additions would be a bad idea, just that I'm not happy with someone coming along and changing it all without consulting anyone. I'm tempted to undo it all and place a notice on the user's wall asking that they start a discussion before making further changes. What do you think? (Any regular users also welcome to jump in on this discussion)
(I've gone ahead and done that now simply because I'm only online for a limited period and infoboxes were broken, but if there's elements anyone would like putting back in, feel free to suggest, I only had a quick look but some of the additional info could be good if the coding was done correctly)
Thanks again for taking such good care of the wikia while I wasn't around. I'm fully back now though to work on the Season Five content! :) Have you watched the new season yet? I'm currently still watching.
However, what I wanted to address was that one member had created a lot of articles on the series' writers - but I don't think we really have enough information of them, nor they really are of much relevance unlike Piper Kerman and Jenji Kohan, to make proper articles out of it for our wikia. What do you think?
Another issue I want to talk about is that one member had created 7 articles on unidentified characters on the series. What do you think about those? I don't really think we should add characters we can't een give any name when they are not relevant to the plot.
Hey!! So good to see you back! As usual, I took a break when S5 broke to avoid spoilers, but I'm back now :) Just catching up. Have there been any problems?
Yeah, I noticed that - I was a bit ambivalent to the crew pages but the pages on random extras really seemed unnecessary. I don't want to be the kind of wiki that has a page for every single thing like "the pen that Piper used to write a thing once". I'm happy for you to delete them if they're not adding anything.
Good to see you back as well after your little break watching the new season! I thought you were staying away because of that like the last times! :) I don't think there have been any problems apart from the ones mentioned in my post here. I think I took care of everything else I spotted already while you weren't around!
How did you like the new season? :)
If you haven't deleted them yet, I will take care of it now. I'm glad we agree on this. We already do have a lot of pages with even only little content. But it's really not necessary to create articles like that, we should keep the wiki as "clean" and organized as possible! The same goes for some character pages that were created and simply named "Inmate 1", "Inmate 2" etc. ;~;
I have mentioned it to Arthur (IKermet) - he did say he likes to have a page for everything (also he speaks Portugese with not much English so it's a little difficult to communicate). He's a great contributor so I don't want to devalue that. Basically I feel if a character has been given a name, they can stay, but unnamed seems a bit superfluous - what do you think?
I LOVED the new season! I was so gutted when Taystee refused to take the deal, though ;_; Also the error at the end when they said their were 10 missing inmates annoyed me - there were 10 in the pool, plus Penn and Chang had escaped. Although they also counted Linda, so it should have been 11! But yeah, I thought it was great! Just sad we still don't have an Angie flashback yet! How about you?
There have been some new categories created by a few different users too, I think I've taken care of it all but just keep an eye out. Takes ages to sort out :(
Oh, also, I wanted to ask you about the AKA bit in the infobozes. Some of them are getting ridiculously long. How do you feel about only listing nicknames that are actually nicknames rather than off-the-cuff references that are only made once?
Ah, no, I'd really prefer we didn't. Standardised rules of writing generally agree that words be used over digits if you can spell the number in two words or fewer. Obviously this isn't a law and there are exceptions, but I'd personally like the wiki to be as grammatically correct as possible.
The first Season pages and categories were set up before my time here, but I'm personally happy with the way they are as categories aren't part of prose so can reasonably be abbreviated for ease. Does that make sense? x
Hi Ruby! I'm Mike with FANDOM's Community Development Team! With the new OITNB season right around the corner, we were hoping that you would agree to put Discussions on the main page. At the moment, the wiki's Discussions are hard to find, so we want to make it easier to readers and contributors to get to. We would like to put something on the main page like a direct link button or a Discussions module to showcase the feature. We would also like to put a link in the navigation bar (under "Community") with a direct link to Discussions. Currently, we are enabling the Discussions feature in the app, and we are hoping to make the feature as accessible as possible.
Let me know what you think, or if you have any questions!
Hi Mike! Thanks for getting in touch; yes, that sounds good, I've always felt the discussions are hidden away. The only concern I'd have is increased spam as we've had quite a lot of it recently as it is - a lot of adverts in chinese with a website listed.
Perhaps you'd be able to sandbox something and our regular users would be able to comment before it goes live?
I've gone ahead and copied your main page design to my sandbox here (please ignore missing images and the like) and added the Discussions module in two places so you can see what they look like.
Obviously, you only need it in one place!
The most noticeable is in the right hand column. Now, I have added it just under the Upcoming box to be more visible, but it can be moved up or down depending on preference. You can also change the number of discussions posts display in a range between 3 (min) and 6 (max).
The second placement is in the main column beneath the content links. Again, the placement can be moved.
On a personal note, I would have the module in the sidebar since it takes up less space, and probably move the news section to the main column to balance out the column lengths.
Currently, I did not create a new header for the Discussion section, but that will be easy enough to do.
As for the VSTF -- the more they know, the more they can do to combat the sitewide spam.
Looks great, thanks so much - I agree with you, personally; I like the sidebar module.
I'll leave a message on some of our regulars' walls to take a look. I'm fine myself with you adding it before S5 breaks as obviously our traffic tends to shoot through the roof!
Random question - do you know of any task force, etc. dedicated to removing vandalism? I ask because I tend to do the majority of it at the moment as all but one of our once-regular admins/bureaus have moved on... but as Netflix seasons get released all in one go, I like to avoid the wiki for a few days from when it's released until I've finished the season to avoid spoilers. However, this means the wiki will potentially get into a right state as traffic drastically increases, and I'm not quite sure how to combat that.
As for the vandalism issue, the VSTF obviously only really deal with cross-site spam and vandalism. But, for the issue you describe, I can certainly help to patrol the wiki in that timeframe and remove the most obvious vandalism, as well as Discussions to make sure it all goes smoothly.
Hi Ruby -- With the release of the new season, and the positive (so far) reaction to the change, so I am going to go ahead and add the modifications we discussed to get the Discussion content on the main page!
I really really like the idea of this template and also including it on the Navigation so that it's more and easier accessible to our members!
I just checked the main page, but it kinda looks broken as it doesn't seem to fit into the space on the left (the border of the template goes beyond the space that is visible) - I hope you get what I mean. So it'd be good to take care of that, I don't want to mess around with it myself and change anything. The same issue seems to exist for the Featured Media template, but it's less severe.
Hi Ruby -- the top navigation changes are a result of a site-wide update to the navigation header. It is not specifically to do with any change I implemented. You can read about the new navigation header here.
Unfortunately, it appears that the new header color is interfering with the current wordmark. There are some ways around this. The simplest might be to change the header color in the theme designer so that the wordmark stands out more and does not clash. The other possible way to to either create a new wordmark that works with the color, or adapt the current one to do the same (such as adding a color border).
I can look into creating/amending the wordmark if you would like?
Oh, really? I'm away for ten days and there's major change! Thanks for the clarification. I've fixed the wordmark with a bit of experimentation, so don't worry about it - thanks though, and thanks for the other work you've done :)