Hey! I'm taking over as your new Wiki Manager. My job is to help support anime wikis and their communities across Fandom, so if you're ever in need of any technical/community assistance, please feel free to contact me! I'm also on Discord (Stygies VIII#0313).
I'm a member of Fandom's Wiki Managers team, and I'm here to offer my collaboration with your wiki.
My role is to provide help and advice for any doubt your community may have regarding the management of the site, its tools, to fight vandalism, etc; and to serve as a liaison with a direct line of contact to full-time Fandom Staff.
My presence in the site is merely as a consultant and helper, I will not take part in the decision-taking of the community (except by giving guidance if users request it), and the direction of the site is still in the hands of the community and the administration team.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you require help in any of these aspects.
Hey both! That's a good question. There are multiple factors that Fandom takes into account when selecting wikis to assign a Wiki Manager to. One of them is indeed traffic. Maybe you haven't realized but it's possible that your wiki indeed gets more traffic than you think, enough to be selected to have a WM. This doesn't mean that you actually need one though, this is for you to decide. I'm only here to offer my help, but it's up to the local administration to summon me if you require me; otherwise I may just stay around to make sure that everything is alright. I will not intervene unless you want me to. 👍
I would be surprised if traffic was the reason, as we're lucky to get 2.5k visitors a day. Still, it sounds like there are a lot of potential reasons for being assigned a wiki manager, and that it's based more on meeting a certain set of criteria? It doesn't mean we're doing anything wrong, in that case, or need supervision for other reasons?
I don't think at present we have much need for a wiki manager, insofar as I can't think of anything in which we need help (unless Alkaid can think of something) . . . I know there's still odd jobs behind-the-scenes, but I think our biggest need is new editors, to be honest.
Josh6243 is an amazing editor, and I can't thank his contributions enough, I know we put his name to Zoe for a reward, which she said would get to him (so hopefully it has), and I'm doing all I can for articles, too, but there's only so much that can be done between the two of us. There's a lot that needs doing for the 2011 run of Kinnikuman, with some characters having no "Story" content at all, so it'd be great to encourage new editors for that reason.
If you have any ideas to gain new editors, that'd be great.
Thank you in advance for any help, and I look forward to working with you :)
Forgot to mention - the music scoring for Ramenman is TOPS. Even Chinese guys are using Japan composers for their own China dramas. Really good 1980s style. Bought the CD years ago and imported it into my iTunes. Played a few of the best themes and incidentals during my summer BBQ here in Tokyo this year and got compliments and 'Can you really buy that? Where?'
Huge Ramenman fan here, living in Tokyo since the last years of the Kinnikuman TV broadcasts and the start of its first spinoff, Ramenman.
You know, we live in times where China gets a bad rap for so much. People forget how much we all not only love about China but how much of what we are on a daily basis comes from the many cultures that make up China. Even at its manga start, readers over here could see and love the key elements Ramenman had - the martial arts, the physique, the cultural symbols - that have even before Bruce Lee have fascinated people. Lee did, however, bring it home, which is why we've got Fist of the North Star and other hits.
I just learned about Kyowa-go, or the pidgin Chinese-Japanese used during Japanese occupation of China, from a link here on this site. It's similar to my fellow Americans' tendency to mimic the accents of Chinese and other immigrants. So glad I didn't see those original Ramenman bits at the time, now I can put this into perspective and see that racist tendencies were stronger and more accepted than I realized back then. But the TV broadcast was, and remains, a real tribute to Chinese culture and history. The stories have a lot of elements from the Chinese classics Three Kingdoms and Journey to the West. Ramenman' s look got refined, he's taller and better looking, his voice in the original Japanese is smooth and handsome without any pidgin sounds, and the animation and stories give him character. The only thing not Chinese about him is his name, since ramen is a Japanese invention. This can easily be excused though, since the noodle capital of the world China loves ramen as much as the rest of us.
I hope to help put Ramenman up in popularity on this site! Thanks again for managing!
I just wanted to thank you agan for your work on the wiki.
The new background looks amazing and so professional, and I love the images that now decorate the various boxes throughout, too. All your work throughout the months has really brought the wiki together, and it's thanks to you that it's at such a high standard and draws in so many readers. There isn't enough thanks to offer, but just know I'm incredibly grateful.
I was thinking about asking Fandom to change our vertical?
I'm not sure if we have the power to do that, but we're being listed as "TV", and I think it's skewering our WAM results, as we're matched against a very different fanbase. As most of our crowd comes from the manga, and we only accept manga as canon on the wiki, I thought - in absence of a seeming anime/manga vertical - "comics" would be a better fit?
Just to let you know, we recently had a review done of the incident with Evan1975.
The first issue was the deletions; I explained we restored almost all pages, expanded on them, and have changed our stance on these (but I will go through now and see if any more can be restored, as I think it only fair to double-check what we've restored and deleted).
They also said they disliked how the situation with Evan1975 was handled. I agree it could have been handled better, but I was a new admin at the time and I think I've learned from matters. If I could go back and redo what was done, I would, but I can only move forward and not repeat past mistakes. On that note, there was some discussion on how to proceed going forward.
It was said we do not have to reinstate him, but it is possible they would like us to unblock him on a local level to allow him to edit (as a regular editor). I am still waiting to hear back from staff on this, but I thought it important to check with you first on matters, as you are also a bureaucrat.
If you have any thoughts, I can relay them to staff for you.
I don't mind him being unblocked, afterall, he did do a heck of a lot of work on the wiki throughout the years. That said, I don't think we're in any need of more staff at the moment, and having him back as a regular editor would be just fine. Though another concern of mine is-- will everyone get along? I'd hate for everything to blow up again.
I will admit I am in two minds, but staff seem to think it a good idea and I think everyone deserves a second chance. It could be a good way for him to regain trust and become a part of the growing community, and - touch wood - everyone can start afresh and make amends.
I'll wait to see what staff say, and then forward them this thread, if necessary. In regards to everyone getting along, I'm happy for us all to start anew . . . if we have any issues, I'm sure we can contact staff directly for advice, but - hopefully - civil communication will go a long way in matters. I guess the only way to find out is to try and see how it goes, though.
I would hope neither Evan or myself repeat old mistakes, though.
I can certainly promise you that I'll always do my best to be polite and objective.
As an update, staff are recommending he remain banned.
It's probably for the best at this time, as it will eliminate the possibility for disagreements on the scale of last time (as you mentioned was a concern), and would reduce workload for staff (on the off-chance that something go wrong). If you disagree with the decision, I'd recommend contacting staff directly to discuss matters, but I hope that's all resolved, though? :)
Feel free to message back, if you have any questions or concerns, too.
Having template trouble again. Well, table trouble really. I'm trying to get one voice actor to span down to another character who has a second voice actor. That's confusing, sorry. Here's the page itself: Niku. As you can see, the first three characters have the same voice actor, and the fourth character has two, one of whom is the first voice actor listed. I need Akio Otsuka's section to expand down to the first row for Big Boss. Using the same configuring, I've gotten it to work before here: Muscle. If you scroll down to Pamela Hayden, her first two characters have the same voice actor as Hank Azaria's last character, and that's what I need. EDIT: But when I do that on the Metal Gear page, it turns it into a single row with just Chikao Otsuka listed.
I realize it's a different layout between the two tables and that that may be the issue, but I'm not asking you to fix it for me, just if you can see what I may be doing wrong.
EDIT 2: PS: On the off chance you were wondering, yes Akio and Chikao Otsuka are related, son and father.
......you probably weren't wondering, but I love voice actors and just wanted to mention it.... I'll see myself out...
Awesome; Ive just emailed staff to let them know you gave the okay :)
I'm hoping it'll allow for easier discussions and transparency, as - with the last drama we had - it was a bit of an issue keeping track of threads and letting other users see. Plus, with so many changes in the fandom . . . manga going back to Shonen Jump, new volumes, the mobile game, etc. . . . it could be a great way for fans to talk about what they love and keep up a community :)