Battlefield Wiki
Battlefield Wiki

Introduction and assistance[]

Hello! I’m Héctor, a Fandom Community Manager. First of all, I would like to congratulate you for all the work you have been doing in this community. I would also like to offer our assistance with a project for emerging wikis we have been performing during this year and your wiki is eligible for it. If you’re interested, we can offer to you some key informative areas about wikis and community management to help you grow this one.

To start with, I would firstly need to ask some brief questions about your previous experience on Fandom, obviously to know your current background and explore these concrete areas where we could have an opportunity to grow. Let me know what you think about it. Thanks in advance! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 07:14, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Wow!!! That was... simply... amazing!! I actually offered you to participate with this because Austin suggested it to me, but keeping into account your experience, I'm not quite sure if you would need anything... LOL
Anyway, like I typically do with all people, the best way is just mention all the areas we cover, and later decide if you need anything to know about any of them. I'm starting with the first ones, actually the first basic level, so I previously assume you won't need help with any of them. Anyway, let's go with them:
  • Editing: editing and editors, page creation, text format, images, links, wikitext, audio, videos, preview, history, minor edit, redirect and purge
  • Content: Content seed, galleries, templates, HTML, namespace, Table of contents and SEO
  • Design: Skin, Theme Designer, themes, background, wordmark, favicon, contrast and accessibility
  • Navigation: Main page, navigation menu, categories, sitename and tables
  • Portability: FandomMobile, mobile skin, infoboxes and nested tables
If you confirm me you already know about all of these, we can try to move forward with the rest. Thanks! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 09:37, 19 November 2021 (UTC)
LOL! Perfect! That's totally fine! I'll send a Wiki Rep. here soon to talk a bit about design. Once you'll finish, we can explore the more advanced areas if you want. Thanks a lot! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 10:24, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
Hi! It seems Lady Lostris and you already explored all the topics related with design. She also mentioned you would like to know more about infoboxes, copyright, and advanced design content. Regarding design, apart from you already explored, I can only think about CSS and JS, the main extra areas people use on the wiki to design them. If you remember the initial list of topics I shared here (just above), infoboxes were actually inside this first level of topics. If you agree, Lostris will talk about them with you soon, and once you'll finish, I can show you the list of advanced topics (including copyright, CSS and JS) and you can select all you're interested. Thanks! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 14:26, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Design 101[]

Hey Sugarcube, how are you? I hope you've been well! I'm Lostris, a Fandom Wiki Representative, and I'm here cause you indicated an interest in learning more about how designing wikis on Fandom works. While you told Hector that you never particularly cared how things looked, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that that's probably because you never had to care cause there already was a design in place -- like here: this wiki has a background, custom wordmark, favicon, infobox design, etc. It already looks good. As someone who also primarily edited on a properly designed wiki, I too never cared for how the design worked, as I never had to. However, when I started creating my own wikis, the power editor in me balked at how bare the wiki looked and my lack of knowledge on how to make it look better. As such, it's my hope to have you avoid that annoyance with yourself by making you aware of some of the basics.

Since "design" is such a broad concept, however, and I don't want to bore you with things that you already know or may not want to know about, I'm going to let you decide the "class topic" if that's okay with you. In general, you can say that "design" encapsulates the following:

So I would suggest that you take a look at those pages, browse through them, and let me know about what it is you may want to know more about, and then I can show you some tips and tricks regarding the chosen topic. Does that sound good? I'm also available on Discord (Lostris#4280) in case you prefer that medium. Whichever you prefer, I'm happy to oblige. Cheers! Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 14:13, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

Advanced lessons of the Emerging Wikis project[]

Hello again Prof. Sugarcube. As you already discussed with me and Lady Lostris, we finished the content of the selected lessons from the basic level. Moving forward, these are the next areas:

The second level basically covers admin features and community management:

  • Admin features: Rights, admin dashboard, special pages, list of users, protecting, blocking, deleting, reverting, moving
  • Moderation: Message wall, blogs, comments, Discussions, recent changes, followed pages, spam, vandalism, edit count, disruptive editing
  • Policies: Licenses, policies, Terms of Use
  • Community management: Guidelines, common mistakes, best practices, advices, harassment and bullying, site notice

And once people already have a significant background about all of these, we offer a third and last level with extended content:

  • Wiki content: Advanced content and best practices about navigation, categories, main page, CSS and JS
  • Other admin features: Announcements, analytics, Community page, edit count, user rights, bots, extensions, DPL, parser functions, Lua
  • Moderation: Extended best practices about Discussions moderation, recent changes patrol, social activity
  • Extra initiatives: Council, app, social media, Discord, achievements, maps extension

Let me know if any of the areas from the second level would interest you, and we can start with them. If you think you’re totally fine with all of them, then check the third level, in case we could offer you anything. Thanks! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 09:38, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Cool! I'm glad to hear that. :) Regarding the next areas, we can perfectly explore special pages. AWB can be explored in the bots lesson. Any other area you could be interested from the 2 levels I showed you, before starting with these two? Thanks! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 09:09, 27 December 2021 (UTC)
Awesome! I'm sending a Wiki Team Member soon. Thanks! --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 18:36, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
Hello again! How do you feel with what Lady Lostris shared with you below? Feel free to reach us with any question. On the contrary, if you feel satisfied with all of this, we can finish the project for you. I hope we've been useful for you. --CuBaN VeRcEttI (Contact) 15:42, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

You leveled up[]

Hey Sugarcube, Happy New Year! I got word that you're interest in some additional reviews, so you ask, we deliver ;-) Since it worked rather well last time, I'm going to leave you with the relevant help page links again and the open invitation to hit me up -- on my wall or Discord -- to discuss things further if you have questions:

I will already tell you beforehand that I cannot tell you much more about the last 4 items on this list than what's on the help page. They're generally also only relevant in very specific use cases, so it's more something to be read to be aware of what the possibilities are than something to be explained in general. Lua is a very spefic code language only few users on Fandom are fluent in, so if you wish to know more about that, I'd suggest you join the Fandom/Gamepedia Discord and the technical channels you'll find there.

Parser functions can be very useful for templates (like infoboxes), but here too you can just read through the possibilities and maybe play around with on an infobox. It's then easier to provide help on a specific parser function that may be giving you a headache rather than try to explain them all.

To elaborate on the new map feature though: there's nothing more to tell you at this point though than what's been announced in the blog about it. It's still a limited-accessabile, invitation only, experimental product still in development with a setup that's still quite user-unfriendly and subject to change. So there's not really something to teach anyone yet, as the product isn't finished yet, though it's great that you're interested in the rollout of this product once it's done! Cheers! Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 13:24, 5 January 2022 (UTC)