Hello! I'm Sannse, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. I'm contacting you as the most recently active admin. Hopefully you can pass this on to others as needed.
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 (both 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.
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. We also recommend a Feeds channel of “Help Desk” where the communications can be placed, if you do not have a similar channel.
A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. If 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?
Hey, I noticed on the mobile main page it says in the series description Saitama and Genos "defend the cities of Japan from the horrible Mysterious Beasts". Shouldn't this be changed to "defend the cities of the world from the horrible Mysterious Beings"?
im trying to add an image for haragiri, but every time i add it, the image comes out as blurry and low quality. the actual image im adding is high quality, so i dont know why the result is so bad. do you know how to resolve this?
Hello Ohnezah02.Kirsch here. I think that the articles Puri-Puri Prisoner vs. Monsterized Smelly Lid Prisoners and Puri-Puri Prisoner vs. Nyan should be put together. They describe the same topic and are actually just one fight.
Hey, I asked Spartan about this but he has not replied. Would it not be better to merge Hellfire, Gale and Goddess Glasses with their webcomic counterparts like we did with Zsimov?
I have an example of how one would look following the merge.
Well most characters are drastically redesigned between the medias, but keep the same role/powers. Goddess Glasses is the same as Do-S in terms of role, powers, title etc. so aside from the appearance the only difference is the name. Hellfire and Gale perform the same role as Flame and Wind, with the only difference being robots vs. ninjas.
Actually, I had an idea of completely removing webcomic references from some of the drastically different manga characters and making separate webcomic-only pages for them, where the only content on them would be from the webcomic.