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  • Hi,

    I've been thinking about this wiki, and what new ideas might help it.

    One thing that keeps bringing me back to this thought, is that I keep seeing awesome LEGO creations on the various blogs I read. I know the Facebook page used to show some of these, but I thought I might start adding stuff about them here in my blog space :)

    I'm also wondering how we can use the Wikia Video Library to bring in more useful videos. There is a lot of LEGO related stuff there, and it's all licensed to Wikia, so there is no chance of copyright issues :) Do you see anything there that might be good to add here? It could be as part of an article, or as part of a blog, or...

    I'd also like to try a couple of other things here. One is "top ten lists", a fun way to highlight articles and other content. We could try a "Top 10 of the Week" feature for a while. I'll try and create one later this week, and see what you think.

    I also wanted to ask about polls. Are they something you use on other wikis? Would you use them here? We could turn them on and see how much they are used, what do you think?

    One last suggestion, is that we turn on Message Wall. The biggest benefit is how much easier it is to communicate with them. With less contributors right now, it would be good to encourage as much conversation as possible. The notification system is great - it notifies you for each conversation you are involved in, rather than each edit on your talk page. And that means you don't miss it if someone replies on their talk page instead of yours (so conversations can stay together, without you missing replies)

    So let me know what you think!

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    • Great ideas. Thank you for helping the wiki regrow.

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    • Thanks ToaMatau :)

      I've just highlighted, to see if there are more thoughts... then I'll give some of these a go!

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    • Can Achievements be turned back on?

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    • ToaMatau2004 wrote: Can Achievements be turned back on?

      Why? They get users to spam on articles to get badges

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    • Soupperson1 wrote:

      ToaMatau2004 wrote: Can Achievements be turned back on?

      Why? They get users to spam on articles to get badges

      Per this. Although I have no say in the community's choice to have them or not, all I've ever seen come from badges is various users spamming unnecessarily multiples of edits on pages with the sole purpose of getting badges and points, and not to contribute constructively to the wiki content. It turns the wiki into more of a popularity contest than a reference site.

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    • What do others who haven't moved think? Do you like achievements? Are you active on other wikis that use them? How well do they work there?

      I've got slightly mixed feelings. I know they are popular on many wikis, but they aren't perfect - and are unlikely to be worked on anytime soon.

      Of course, we could turn them on, and then see how everyone feels about them after a while

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    • Top Ten list would be a great thing to have on the wiki.

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    • I can't see my badges on this wiki anymore. D:

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    • Could you before Irnakk? I can't see a log entry showing it was turned off...

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    • Sannse wrote: Could you before Irnakk? I can't see a log entry showing it was turned off...

      They were turned off a long time ago. The log entry is near the start Special:Log/wikifeatures. Not many people even wanted them from the start if I remember correctly when it was discussed in chat.

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    • Ah, I see... they were turned off in April - about a month and a half ago. And (if I'm reading the staff logs right) it was turned on for almost 3 years before that

      I've looked for conversations about this, but those I saw were mostly positive. It also seems some were worried about losing achievements with the move, and one person was worried about people not wanting to move because of them.

      It seems turning them off was another attempt to damage this wiki. I'll turned them back on

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    • On a happier note, I've also turned on polls and top 10 lists. I'd still like to hear move opinions about message walls, but maybe those can go on after the weekend :)

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    • Wow... I'm glad I moved with the Wiki, I don't have to stay here and watch Wikia ruin this by enabling all of the really pointless and spam inducing features. (Ps, all of my customs are going from here)

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    • Sannse wrote: Could you before Irnakk? I can't see a log entry showing it was turned off...

      Yes. I must see my badges.

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    • Aahhg, even I have spammed once or twice for them. If they are that tempting that even good users occasionally spam, let us keep it this way with out them. And the reason why I don't edit articles is that its mostly perfect. Yes, even the class 4s because there wasn't much else to do there.

      And why did Sannse forget to edit her comment and do a different one?

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    • Bioniclezilla76 wrote: And why did Sannse forget to edit her comment and do a different one?

      Sorry, I don't understand what you mean here

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    • Never mind.

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    • So you're pretty much trying to do anything you can to make this site better than any competitors?

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    • ErkelonJay wrote: So you're pretty much trying to do anything you can to make this site better than any competitors?

      Lol, don't be boasting Brickimedia right now since we kinda bit the dust.

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    • ToaMeiko wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote: So you're pretty much trying to do anything you can to make this site better than any competitors?

      Lol, don't be boasting Brickimedia right now since we kinda bit the dust.

      What is the plan, anyway. Are we going back, or staying here permanently? Or moving again in three months?

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    • ErkelonJay wrote:

      ToaMeiko wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote: So you're pretty much trying to do anything you can to make this site better than any competitors?

      Lol, don't be boasting Brickimedia right now since we kinda bit the dust.

      What is the plan, anyway. Are we going back, or staying here permanently? Or moving again in three months?

      It'll be back, but it'll be essentially like starting over. We're discussing it in Special:Chat off and on, so if you'd like, I could PM you more details. This thread isn't for Brickimedia though, so let's continue it in chat PM.

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    • As I've said a million times before, chat doesn't work for me. Maybe a new forum post?

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    • Sorry, I didn't realize that. Leave me a message on my test wiki.

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    • ToaMeiko: remember, not only is this thread not for discussions about Brickimedia, but neither is this wiki - including chat. Thanks

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    • Sannse wrote: ToaMeiko: remember, not only is this thread not for discussions about Brickimedia, but neither is this wiki - including chat. Thanks

      He said nothing about that.

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    • Chat is about virtually anything the chatters want it to be.

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    • If youre talking about THIS wiki, i dont know how mutch to improve becouse theres the whole new wiki thing but becouse thats been like deserted and ive been rotting in a corner while refreshing the site, i have a question. Did you all move back? Least im gonna be in this wiki for a while now becouse the new ones server is down and i have no idea how long theyre gonna be down.

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    • Sannse wrote: What do others who haven't moved think? Do you like achievements? Are you active on other wikis that use them? How well do they work there?

      I've got slightly mixed feelings. I know they are popular on many wikis, but they aren't perfect - and are unlikely to be worked on anytime soon.

      Of course, we could turn them on, and then see how everyone feels about them after a while

      I per soup, people spam a lot to pages to get badges or achievments or whatever they where called, but i had a small idea that whouldnt they be better given manualy, but i kinda turned against myshelf on that one becouse the Admins and staff cant have time to do it all.

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    • And if all the ipmortant admins and mods have moved to the new wiki and all of you havent just said adios to the new wiki and moved back here, what is the point of improving this wiki?

      I dont think this place needs growing if we have a new place here

      http://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/LEGO_Wiki

      Im gonna go back there when the servers are back up, but please tell me if youve abandond it, becouse i feel ive been left to a corner of an empty chat room to go nuts and rot.

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    • Korppufin wrote: If youre talking about THIS wiki, i dont know how mutch to improve becouse theres the whole new wiki thing but becouse thats been like deserted and ive been rotting in a corner while refreshing the site, i have a question. Did you all move back? Least im gonna be in this wiki for a while now becouse the new ones server is down and i have no idea how long theyre gonna be down.

      Nothing is rotting; we're not moving back. We're addressing the problem how we can, but most of it is out of our control.

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    • Korppufin wrote: If youre talking about THIS wiki, i dont know how mutch to improve becouse theres the whole new wiki thing but becouse thats been like deserted and ive been rotting in a corner while refreshing the site, i have a question. Did you all move back? Least im gonna be in this wiki for a while now becouse the new ones server is down and i have no idea how long theyre gonna be down.

      Ok, none of this makes much sense.

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    • Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      Korppufin wrote: If youre talking about THIS wiki, i dont know how mutch to improve becouse theres the whole new wiki thing but becouse thats been like deserted and ive been rotting in a corner while refreshing the site, i have a question. Did you all move back? Least im gonna be in this wiki for a while now becouse the new ones server is down and i have no idea how long theyre gonna be down.

      Ok, none of this makes much sense.

      Something wrecked the Brickimedia server's server. We're working on fixing it.

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    • ErkelonJay wrote:

      Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      Korppufin wrote: If youre talking about THIS wiki, i dont know how mutch to improve becouse theres the whole new wiki thing but becouse thats been like deserted and ive been rotting in a corner while refreshing the site, i have a question. Did you all move back? Least im gonna be in this wiki for a while now becouse the new ones server is down and i have no idea how long theyre gonna be down.

      Ok, none of this makes much sense.

      Something wrecked the Brickimedia server's server. We're working on fixing it.

      Emm, how did it not make sense, was it my english?

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    • Tip to you Sannse, having badges will look bad when the user clicks any of the users from the top 20 it'll link to brickimedia and that will be the case for at least another year unless useres spam edits

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    • Soupperson1 wrote: Tip to you Sannse, having badges will look bad when the user clicks any of the users from the top 20 it'll link to brickimedia and that will be the case for at least another year unless useres spam edits

      You have a point there.

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    • Soupperson1 wrote: Tip to you Sannse, having badges will look bad when the user clicks any of the users from the top 20 it'll link to brickimedia and that will be the case for at least another year unless useres spam edits

      Plus, the current #1, and probably one of the best users Brickipedia has ever seen (and a good friend of mine), King of Nynrah, is globally blocked, so that might not look too good for various reasons.

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    • Speaking of which, where is KoN now?

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    • ErkelonJay wrote: Speaking of which, where is KoN now?

      You can contact him on Skype or Facebook.

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    • King of Nynrah's global block was removed a couple of days ago, and changed to a local block. I'm hoping that will be removed soon too. The situation with Clone gunner commander jedi is similar, his global block was reduced, and will switch to a local when it expires. Again, hopefully it will all be completely gone soon.

      For the rest, the situation is pretty odd at the moment... so I'm talking to some people from Brickimedia, but mostly just waiting to find out what's happening next

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    • Well, if Brickimedia is over, then there's no need to "grow the community" anymore.

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    • ErkelonJay wrote: Well, if Brickimedia is over, then there's no need to "grow the community" anymore.

      Then let's close this thread.

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    • ToaMeiko wrote:

      Soupperson1 wrote: Tip to you Sannse, having badges will look bad when the user clicks any of the users from the top 20 it'll link to brickimedia and that will be the case for at least another year unless useres spam edits

      Plus, the current #1, and probably one of the best users Brickipedia has ever seen (and a good friend of mine), King of Nynrah, is globally blocked, so that might not look too good for various reasons.

      Why are some of the lead admins blocked!?

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    • Korppufin wrote:

      ToaMeiko wrote:

      Soupperson1 wrote: Tip to you Sannse, having badges will look bad when the user clicks any of the users from the top 20 it'll link to brickimedia and that will be the case for at least another year unless useres spam edits

      Plus, the current #1, and probably one of the best users Brickipedia has ever seen (and a good friend of mine), King of Nynrah, is globally blocked, so that might not look too good for various reasons.

      Why are some of the lead admins blocked!?

      Yeah, what gives? This is my nostalgia wiki, man!

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    • Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote: Well, if Brickimedia is over, then there's no need to "grow the community" anymore.

      Then let's close this thread.

      I agree, but I'm not an admin.

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    • ErkelonJay wrote:

      Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote: Well, if Brickimedia is over, then there's no need to "grow the community" anymore.

      Then let's close this thread.

      I agree, but I'm not an admin.

      Kind of talking to whoever is in charge like maybe Sannse.

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    • Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote:

      Bioniclezilla76 wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote: Well, if Brickimedia is over, then there's no need to "grow the community" anymore.

      Then let's close this thread.

      I agree, but I'm not an admin.

      Kind of talking to whoever is in charge like maybe Sannse.

      She's not the only one who can close threads. I'll see if I can find someone.

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    • I would say there is always a reason to grow a community. New people are vital to a wiki - some people will always move on, and new people are needed to continue their work.

      Of course, that doesn't mean that my ideas above are right for this wiki, especially as things seem to be in flux again... but I definitely think it's worth considering ways to bring in new people (and, ideally, the sort of new person who will really help the wiki thrive)

      (on the question of fork-related blocks, I'm talking to various people about this, and hope to get that sorted soon)

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    • Sannse wrote: I would say there is always a reason to grow a community. New people are vital to a wiki - some people will always move on, and new people are needed to continue their work.

      Of course, that doesn't mean that my ideas above are right for this wiki, especially as things seem to be in flux again... but I definitely think it's worth considering ways to bring in new people (and, ideally, the sort of new person who will really help the wiki thrive)

      (on the question of fork-related blocks, I'm talking to various people about this, and hope to get that sorted soon)

      But now the wiki no longer requires a large amount of users to join. We can go back to the slow trickle that I was a part of, and that everyone else is also from, too.

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    • Up to you (collectively) of course :) It might be worth considering some of the ideas though, even if not immediately

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    • I believe that if Wikia were to tag up with Brickipedia for using the upcoming film as an anchor (pre-release and near release) and whatnot, that would attract a massive crowd.

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    • great idea :)

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    • Sannse wrote: I would say there is always a reason to grow a community. New people are vital to a wiki - some people will always move on, and new people are needed to continue their work.

      Of course, that doesn't mean that my ideas above are right for this wiki, especially as things seem to be in flux again... but I definitely think it's worth considering ways to bring in new people (and, ideally, the sort of new person who will really help the wiki thrive)

      (on the question of fork-related blocks, I'm talking to various people about this, and hope to get that sorted soon)

      She is the only one on the thread.

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    • -TARDIS- wrote: I believe that if Wikia were to tag up with Brickipedia for using the upcoming film as an anchor (pre-release and near release) and whatnot, that would attract a massive crowd.

      What film?

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    • I'm not quite sure how that would work...

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    • The same way they did it with the Hobbit and other annoying promotions that were mass-spammed.

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    • -TARDIS- wrote: The same way they did it with the Hobbit and other annoying promotions that were mass-spammed.

      So it was a bad thing?

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    • ErkelonJay wrote:

      -TARDIS- wrote: The same way they did it with the Hobbit and other annoying promotions that were mass-spammed.

      So it was a bad thing?

      More annoying than bad. Wikia has become a social network, so doing that would give this Wiki way more views and help fill the void, but to an extent it would annoy others.

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    • -TARDIS- wrote:

      ErkelonJay wrote:

      -TARDIS- wrote: The same way they did it with the Hobbit and other annoying promotions that were mass-spammed.

      So it was a bad thing?

      More annoying than bad. Wikia has become a social network, so doing that would give this Wiki way more views and help fill the void, but to an extent it would annoy others.

      In that case, let's not encourage them.

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    • I don't know.

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    • Tlsonic wrote: I don't know.

      Don't know what?

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    • Wikia is no more a social network than Wikipedia is - or is as much of a social network as Wikipedia is :) Both sites have people working together to build content, and both have always included people getting to know and trust each other as part of making that easier.

      We have developed things to attract new people, and new ways of communicating on-site... but those are just ways of bringing people in and (hopefully) getting them interested in the wiki and how to grow it.

      Chat, for example, isn't new - I was spending my days chatting to other Wikipedians as I worked on the site, way back in 2003 or so. It was IRC then, but the effect was the same :)

      Sure, some wikis are more serious about content than others, but that doesn't change the fundamental aim of the site

      Anyway, that's a bit of a personal rant ;) Back to the real topic...

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    • Sannse wrote: Wikia is no more a social network than Wikipedia is - or is as much of a social network as Wikipedia is :) Both sites have people working together to build content, and both have always included people getting to know and trust each other as part of making that easier.

      We have developed things to attract new people, and new ways of communicating on-site... but those are just ways of bringing people in and (hopefully) getting them interested in the wiki and how to grow it.

      Chat, for example, isn't new - I was spending my days chatting to other Wikipedians as I worked on the site, way back in 2003 or so. It was IRC then, but the effect was the same :)

      Sure, some wikis are more serious about content than others, but that doesn't change the fundamental aim of the site

      Anyway, that's a bit of a personal rant ;) Back to the real topic...

      I actually saw your Wikipedia userpage--you have glasses?

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    • I had glasses, up until the point I had Lasik :)

      Best thing I ever did... ain't technology wonderful!

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    • Actually, I have a question too... does my idea of a blog of LEGO-related stories (like this and this) fit with this wiki? (as in, the pre/post fork wiki). It's LEGO related, rather than strictly official LEGO... but I still like the idea

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    • Wait, I am curious why this wiki is important to you in any Wiki member can contribute and add information to particular. Is it because it is a very large wiki with thousands of things to write about and it is the largest toy company in the world?

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    • Sannse wrote: Actually, I have a question too... does my idea of a blog of LEGO-related stories (like this and this) fit with this wiki? (as in, the pre/post fork wiki). It's LEGO related, rather than strictly official LEGO... but I still like the idea

      We have the LEGO Stories Wiki.

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    • ErkelonJay wrote:

      Sannse wrote: Actually, I have a question too... does my idea of a blog of LEGO-related stories (like this and this) fit with this wiki? (as in, the pre/post fork wiki). It's LEGO related, rather than strictly official LEGO... but I still like the idea

      We have the LEGO Stories Wiki.

      These are articles about LEGO though, but not really news. (Well, the X-Wing one is.)

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    • It's important to me (in work-mode) because it's a successful wiki, and it's my job to try and look after all wikis on Wikia. But a blog on LEGO oddities etc. would be a personal project outside of my work for Wikia. Just because I think I'd enjoy it :)

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    • Not sure how important it is to our wiki. In any wiki though, my main focus is the encyclopedia aspect, since that's what attracts editors, and that's what the greater LEGO community will look for and link to on forums such as Eurobricks and BZPower, which also gets us attention from.

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    • We could just open an IRC at http://webchat.quakenet.org/ with the tag #Brickimedia. That's always an option.

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    • TheBakonBitz wrote: We could just open an IRC at http://webchat.quakenet.org/ with the tag #Brickimedia. That's always an option.

      There's already an official channel for Brickipedia (#brickipedia) and an official channel for Brickimedia (#brickimedia) at Freenode. We rarely use those though, and anymore, all they get used for is development discussions.

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    • Good is to make a application for android.

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    • Fatsas00 wrote: Good is to make a application for android.

      By that you mean...? If you're asking us to make an app, first of all, that's unrelated to this thread. You could suggest the idea in a new thread on the community board. Second, we're not making an app for Brickipedia. I did start developing one for Brickimedia while that was still up, but that's the closest we'll come unless some new developer shows up on the wiki.

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    • Yikes

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    • ToaMeiko wrote:

      Fatsas00 wrote: Good is to make a application for android.

      By that you mean...? If you're asking us to make an app, first of all, that's unrelated to this thread. You could suggest the idea in a new thread on the community board. Second, we're not making an app for Brickipedia. I did start developing one for Brickimedia while that was still up, but that's the closest we'll come unless some new developer shows up on the wiki.

      I think he wants wikia to make a app, not us

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    • Soupperson1 wrote:

      ToaMeiko wrote:

      Fatsas00 wrote: Good is to make a application for android.

      By that you mean...? If you're asking us to make an app, first of all, that's unrelated to this thread. You could suggest the idea in a new thread on the community board. Second, we're not making an app for Brickipedia. I did start developing one for Brickimedia while that was still up, but that's the closest we'll come unless some new developer shows up on the wiki.

      I think he wants wikia to make a app, not us

      Wikia does have the My Wikia app for iPad, and is developing it for other platforms.

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    • ToaMeiko wrote:

      Soupperson1 wrote:

      ToaMeiko wrote:

      Fatsas00 wrote: Good is to make a application for android.

      By that you mean...? If you're asking us to make an app, first of all, that's unrelated to this thread. You could suggest the idea in a new thread on the community board. Second, we're not making an app for Brickipedia. I did start developing one for Brickimedia while that was still up, but that's the closest we'll come unless some new developer shows up on the wiki.

      I think he wants wikia to make a app, not us

      Wikia does have the My Wikia app for iPad, and is developing it for other platforms.

      It would truly be a waste of time to have an app for every large and successful wiki on here.

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    • That's why we made one that works for multiple wikis. There are blog posts about it here and here, for those who want to know more.

      And here's some mock-ups of what Brickiepdia might look like with the app :)

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    • I thought the app was just for everything in wikia sites. But, we may be getting off topic.

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    • Not totally off topic I guess, it's still about growing Brickipedia. And last month around 25% of the pageviews on this wiki were on mobile devices. So quite a good group to help out!

      The app is for all of wikia, but each site is still in its separate area (so similar to the separate domains for each wiki). People can bookmark their favorite wikis, to access them more directly

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    • What's the progress on developing it for other platforms? I'd kind of like to have that app on my phone (CyanogenMod-based Android 4.1.2 ROM and kernel).

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    • Sannse wrote: Not totally off topic I guess, it's still about growing Brickipedia. And last month around 25% of the pageviews on this wiki were on mobile devices. So quite a good group to help out!

      The app is for all of wikia, but each site is still in its separate area (so similar to the separate domains for each wiki). People can bookmark their favorite wikis, to access them more directly

      Instead of most apps that are as akward compared to a mac as possible, this actually sounds very useful.

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    • ToaMeiko wrote: What's the progress on developing it for other platforms? I'd kind of like to have that app on my phone (CyanogenMod-based Android 4.1.2 ROM and kernel).

      I don't have an ETA for that yet, unfortunately. It's something that was requested a lot though, when we announced the app, and I know it's on the to-do list

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    • The Video Gallery and the Wikia App look quite impressive, unlike what I thought it would be.

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    • I'm glad you like them!

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    • A FANDOM user
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