So, lately I came up with the problem that, every time I had to discuss something or post a new idea, etc etc, I had to write a long message on someone's message wall. Plus, when I did, little to no people saw the post. Here, I suggest a discord server. It's like a chat, or something similar, where people can write their messages and ping people to request their attention. Creating a discord account is simple. Only email and password required. Also, here is the link/
I can't decide whether to start new articles for characters like Montauban. He is a parallel to Christian Gulbrandsen from the original story. I can't decide whether to start a new article for Montauban or include his description under the portrayals section of Gulbransen. At the moment I have done both, for you to take a look.
Oh, that’s a bit tricky. My initial reaction was that adding the information to the page to the original character (as is usually done in this wiki) would be the best, but if the “new” characters differ much from the original it is perhaps better to make a new page. Since the names are totally changed, the latter wouldn’t be confusing.
The Royal George Hotel was featured in The Regatta Mystery. The internet also indicates that the hotel was featured in one of the film adaptations of Ordeal by Innocence. I do not have access to the book. If you have access to the book, can you check to see if the hotel occurs in the original story?
I'm doing an article on the hotel, which is based on the actual Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth.
Let's discuss how to standardize the page names of characters. For a character like Air Marshal Sir George Carrington, should the page name be the whole string, "Air Marshal Sir George Carrington" or simply "George Carrington". What do you think?
My own view is to use the longer string, including any title or rank. This is to make disambiguiation easier. There might be several different George Carrington characters in different stories e.g. an Admiral George Carrington, Sir George Carrington....
On the page names, I am agreeable with shorter form but i think we should avoid single word names when this would lead to ambiguity. We should always aim for at least two parts of a name if we know it, to be more specific.
For example, Edgeware. Is that page about the person or a town? A.C. has a lot of Lords who we only know as Lord XX.
Then everyone says Miss Marple, seldom Marple. Even if we didn't know she is Jane, I think the page would have been created as Miss Marple.
And again, suppose we have Mr and Mrs Smith in the same story?
This is just my early thoughts. We can think some more about it, and get more opinions from other editors.
I would suggest the form of the name Christie used unless it will cause confusion. Examples Lord Edgware, Mrs Macatta. If there is a profusion of identical or similar names - members of a family with the same surname then elaborate the page title from there. For people with long titles, I don't see the harm in the full name where needed, because the link can be short - like "Edgware" can be linked to Lord Edgware if that is what is needed.
Check out your Admin Dashboard, which can by found by clicking "Admin" on the bottom toolbar. It has links to all your new tools. Please let me know if you have any questions, and good luck with your new (old) wiki!
Hello there, Rufus. I have just started editing this wikia, although I have been active on other wikias for some years. It brings back many fond memories when I used to read A.C. years ago. I'm starting to read again.
Will you consider becoming a bureaucrat and admin for this wikia? You have already contributed so much here. This site needs an admin. There is no admin right now. Admins have access to more tools and statistics than other users. They can, for example, delete vandalism and remove other problems.
Right now I am too busy as admin for the Biggles and MASH and Airwolf wikias. In fact I'm hoping someone will take over the Airwolf wikia from me.
An admin is like the manager of a restaurant while the bureaucrat is like the owner. In your case I suggest that you ask for both admin and bureaucrat rights, as this wikia doesn't have an admin nor a bureaucrat.
Here's some links about the powers and best practices for an admin and bureaucrat.
Basically an admin has important maintenance tools and powers. For example he can delete unwanted pages (sometimes people create pages which are not relevant and are just advertising). He can also block users or protect an important page so that others cannot edit or vandalise it.
An admin can see a site dashboard with useful statistics and information, telling him which pages need maintenance or has problems. He can also change the theme (colour scheme and design) of the site.
An admin also tries to grow the community, by welcoming new editors and offering to help if they need it. You are already doing that!
A bureaucrat is like the owner of the restaurant. Besides all the powers above, the most important power a bureaucrat has is to be able to appoint other users as admin or bureaucrat.
Although it sounds like a lot, I assure you that there is usually not a lot to do. I am admin of three sites. There was some vandalism to remove but I never had to block any user.
I know on my own wikis here when anyone new edits or adds to a quiet wiki, it gets bumped up in the front page mentions. So just us doing things here keeps it appearing and therefore hopefully attracting new editors :)