User talk:Amanda Catherine

Add topic
From Miraheze Meta, Miraheze's central coordination wiki
Latest comment: 11 months ago by Tali64³ in topic Helpful tips for being a wiki creator

Phabricator use[edit source]

Hi @Amanda Catherine I know there is a policy to have only admins enabled to create projects on local Phabricator, but... I am starting at least 2 complex wiki projects here and it would be amazing if I could use Phabricator for them. What are my chances this is approved as an exception? --ZBlace (talk) 16:15, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure why you are asking me, as I'm not a Phabricator administrator. But I can say that the answer to your question would almost certainly be no. Miraheze runs on a finite amount of space and therefore generally frowns upon using project-wide things like Phabricator to host locally-specific topics/tasks that don't affect the greater Miraheze project as a whole. I believe you can still set up a test instance of Phabricator to run yourself, though from my memory the features are limited as you are running off of a web-supported instance and not an actual server, and you need to pay for premium access to gain a lot of features. – AmandaCath (talk) 04:33, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Adding on to what Amanda Catherine said, Phabricator is run by system administrators only (no elected nor appointed admins) and is reserved exclusively for technical tasks, all other tasks have always been declined and closed. Agent Isai Talk to me! 04:38, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Amanda Catherine thank you for fast reply. You were only one listed in Phabricator project Phabricator :-)
@Agent Isai thank you for the kind reply. --ZBlace (talk) 04:42, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Phabricator project is used for tracking changes related to the Phabricator software... it doesn't have any connection to the management of the platform itself. – AmandaCath (talk) 04:47, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Helpful tips for being a wiki creator[edit source]

Hello Amanda, I'm Tali64³, a member of the wiki creator team. I just wanted to share some tips that will help you perform your wiki creator duties:

  1. I recommend that you read the updated Content Policy to get an idea of what is and isn't accepted on Miraheze now, as there have certainly been changes since you were last a wiki creator.
  2. The standards for wiki requests have risen since your previous tenure. Sometimes I approve requests with only a few words depending on the circumstances surrounding that request, but a good minimum is one sentence of a decent length for an okay request (e.g. "This wiki will be about the video game Minecraft"), two sentences for a good request (e.g. "This wiki will be about the video game franchise Super Mario. Each article will contain information about games, characters, etc."), and three for a perfect request (e.g. "This wiki will be about the video sharing website YouTube, intended to help compile information about the creators who use it. Articles the wiki will contain include those about any creator with over 1,000 subscribers, updates that YouTube has pushed out, and videos that have become well-known in the YouTube community. Each article will contain reliable references to avoid false information and bias.").
  3. Per this RfC, reception wikis are no longer accepted on Miraheze. Requests for such wikis can be identified by two key factors: 1) the wiki name will usually be "[adjective meaning good/bad/meh] [subject] Wiki"; 2) the wiki will be about explaining why products/users related to the subject are good/bad/okay. Wikis that meet the two requirements are likely to be reception wikis, though there are edge cases such as the Bad Webcomics Wiki (which is currently hosted on ShoutWiki).
  4. While not formally prohibited by RfC, wikis about countryballs (and related subjects such as countryhumans, countrydogs, etc.) are also not accepted.
  5. If you're not sure about accepting or declining a request, reach out in the private wiki creator's channel on Discord or IRC.

Congratulations and good luck with your second tenure. Tali64³ (talk) 19:24, 15 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the tips, though sadly it appears that it won't even be necessary. – AmandaCath (talk) 17:55, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FYI, wiki creation is now re-enabled. Tali64³ (talk) 18:23, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]