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Hello again! So as you folks know, I just made that blog about some wiki changes. This blog will be similar, but the changes being discussed will be a lot more "drastic." So you may be asking; "What are these changes?" Well I can certainly say that many people seem to want them (Those that I talk with on chat). So, up first is...
So I am sure many of you have noticed the recent increase in duplicate blogs and blogs with virtually no content. These blogs clog up the feed and knock good blogs into oblivion. All this does is annoy users and make the wiki look unorganized. I have been looking into this forum feature and it looks to be a much better option than the blogs. It provides the wiki with a separate section for discussion, speculation and wiki fixes, while the main wiki focuses on editing pages and updating information. Of course we would have to get some forum moderators, but that should not be a problem. With this forum enabled, we will be able to keep the wiki-log clean and organized, while allowing users to have better and more civil discussions in a more private way.
I know many users have brought this up to the admins already, but I wanted to inform everyone that this may be happening. I have not been told by the admins about any plans to demote staff soon, yet many users are annoyed at the amount of staff we have. I suggest that anyone who has not made 5 main-space edits in the past month be demoted...the only exception being if they have a valid excuse. So do you guys agree with this?
Adding on to this topic, I believe all admins should revoke their staff titles. I mean, at the end of the day, do any of you really need them? Admins work on all areas and them having staff titles is plain confusing and makes being staff feel less important than admin. Not to mention that the staff lists are overflowing (Take a look: http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/Walking_Dead_Wiki:Staff) and them revoking their titles will free up a lot of space. So, what do you guys think?
Thanks for reading this! Make sure to leave any thoughts and suggestions down below and please share any other wiki complaints you have. This blog is not just for these changes, it is for everyone to share their complaints and change ideas. So please, make sure you say something!