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  • Hi, I wanted to thank you for cleaning up my edits. I have done most of my editing at the Doctor Who wiki, and the rules are very different here, so I am slowly learning my way here. I have been taking note of your corrections to my edits so I can start making the correct edits.

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    • You write articles and decorate them almost correctly - it's already good)

      And sometimes I forget to do some of the details myself, all at once you will not remember, especially with the characters' articles everything is rather difficult. I'll get to them only when I finish with the Crafts.

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  • Hi, I'm aware that Hoyle and Wickramansingh are real people and their theory is real. I created the pages from redlinks that someone else had put on the List of characters in The Chronicles Of Pern: First Fall page. I don't have a problem with deleting the pages for Hoyle and Wickramansingh.

    I do think that we need some kind of page for the theory, though, since it's mentioned in both The P.E.R.N. Survey and Dragonsdawn as possible sources of thread. Links to wikipedia are fine, but isn't it better to keep people here on this wiki instead of sending them somewhere else?

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    • Links to the pages of these characters are very few, their significance is extremely low. Anyway, articles about Hoyle and Wickramansingh contain absolutely identical information about them from books and do not contain personal biography. The article on the theory will also repeat this information. What about the making of an article about the theory:

      • describing the theory in it
      • mentioning the scientists ("Hoyle" and "Wickramansingh" links to make redirects to theory)
      • and in the article mention that they are real people and the real theory, referring to Wikipedia?

      In this case one article will cover all three concepts. And this will allow the reader to choose, get acquainted or not in more detail with these concepts on a third-party resource.

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  • What is the copyright in terms of the main background image. I would like to make use of it on a non-profit making website. The page will not be available to the general public, only to a few friends who I give the password to.

    Would you allow it's use for that please?

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    • Wiki-background

      The image itself

      This image does not belong to the wiki or to any of the administrators personally. The orinal image is one of the covers of The Atlas of Pern.

      In accordance with the license CC-BY-SA you can use the wiki materials for non-commercial purposes. Although it is considered polite to specify the authors of the original and the corrections)

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    • Thank you, I will be specifying all authors of any material  I use.

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  • Hello,

    With my reduced availability to properly administer the Pern Wiki, I think that it is best that you be given Bureaucrat status.  I will still be available to monitor vandalism and answer questions, but my role as an editor and day-to-day adminstrator will diminish.

    Please feel free to take over 100% of the administration and direction of the Pern WIki.  I'll be here in the background if you need me.

    Thanks for all your help and I wish you the best.  Maybe someday there will be a Dragonriders of Pern Movie or TV series, and if that happens, you will be very busy and may find that there are some folks that will want to help you out.

    Steve

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    • Thank you for your confidence. So far I can not be as active as I was earlier because of the birth of the child and participation in a long contest event, but I follow the updates on this wiki every day and continue to think about upgrading the structure of the Crafts.

      By the way, I tried to explain my vision of the structure of articles about crafts in the guide, including categories articles for craftsmen (because of which there were some problems). I would ask to see and evaluate it, and, if necessary, propose changes.

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    • By the way, I know that Wikia does not allow for "Private Mesaging", so please feel free to use one of my email accounts if you need: stephenaug "at" cox "dot" net

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  • Hope all is well.  I've started to complete a couple of policy pages and templates.  I expect that you will want to review/edit when you have the time.  Please jump on in and make changes as you see fit. 

    I don't think that we need to have too many policies in place, but I have been wanting to publish a layout guide, editing guide and category usage guide for a long time.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    • This is a good idea, although it is difficult for me to immediately understand some technical elements (I do not know English well enough). Corrected some places.

      In the information template Policy, it seems to me, the blue border is more appropriate - it fits the color of the icon, besides the red one is already used in the Stab template.

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  • This is due to participation in one event, which will begin in 3 weeks and I need to prepare for it. Also in early August I'm going to have a baby ^_^

    In this regard, for some time, my activity on the wiki will decrease. Although I hope that I will have a little time sometimes to go in and make some updates to the articles.

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    • Congratulations! I'm very happy for you.  

      The Pern Wiki is not going anywhere... Just remember (and promise) to return when you can. I'll try not to make too many changes during your "vacation".  I'm looking forward to you ideas on the main page re-design - it is kind of stale right now. 

      Also, good luck with your event! 

      -- Steve

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  • What is your opinion of the Forum as compared with the Discussion method that many other Wikias use (i.e. Discussion page on Harry Potter Wikia)?

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    • Discussions are built in the manner of Twitter. I do not use such services, I'm not used to it. By the way, it so happened that I'm not present on the projects, who are widely used Discussions and do not have experience in using them.

      In general, I have a negative attitude towards the discussions, I prefer the Forum.

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    • The reason I asked is because I came across this on the Fandom Community Central page about Forums.  It doesn't say when, but the Forum system will be phased out and replaced by Discussions.

      As of November 2016, it is not possible to enable Forum on communities where it is not already in operation. The newer conversation feature Help:Discussions is gradually being released across the Fandom network, and content from Forum will be migrated to Discussions. Ultimately Forum will be fully retired as a feature.

      I know that there are a lot of things to do to set up Discussions, so I'm going to start learning about it on other sites.  I like Forums too, but I want to have a better understanding of how to administer the Discussions system.

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    • Yes, I know that forums promised to disable everywhere, but on many projects it is used quite actively. In any case, I do not think this will happen soon. Start to study Discussions now - are a good idea.

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    • Natalya-ru wrote:
      ...I do not think this will happen soon...

      You are probably right.

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  • Do you want to redesign the Main Page?  I agree that it looks a little out-dated  (I created a new page with the Book Gallery, so we would still have it).

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    • I would have decided to change it only after the content of the wiki has been put in order. Unfortunately, now it's even difficult to make navigational links, since articles on one topic can be contained in different categories (standardization and correcting - what I'm doing right now).

      But I'll think about what can be done. For example, instead of one large list of books - a small block showing 2-3 random books. This will add dynamics to the Main page.

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