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  • I feel like powerusers on this site are treated like arstocracsty.

    Admins & and mods are intended to be trusted users with a couple of extra buttons, not lords.

    Please try to uphold this value and be less God-KIngs and more helpers.

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    • I mean, I'd be totally down with people treating me like I'm a normal user with a couple of extra buttons, because realistically, that's what I am. But I think that a lot of users don't see it that way, and therefore we're treated differently. Our ability to have the final say in arguments and things just reinforces that idea.

      In general, we try to be fairly quick and just with our decisions and intervene minimally. If you have a problem with how a specific staff member acts, post a civil message on their wall and we'll have a discussion.

      SamwiseFilmore
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    • cool!

      Thanks- I feel like greivous acts like an overlord, but i doubt he would want to talk about it.

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    • He's usually a pretty chill dude, you could take it to discord if you don't want to deal with message walls. It's up to you though.

      SamwiseFilmore
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    • Carth

      I act as an administrator, in my view, and nothing more, because that's what I am. I'm a user with extra buttons, but those buttons come with a responsibility. I prefer to be treated as just a regular guy, because I'm that as well, and if you've been on the Discord at all you've probably observed that I act that way as well, especially in offtopic channels. I put on more of a policing tone when dealing with admin matters because that's what I'm supposed to do - I'm supposed to police the wiki, and when that requires talking down to someone I do it. I certainly don't consider myself an overlord, at any rate, and if you see otherwise I'd be more than happy to talk about whatever issues you have.

      Gen. Grievous1138 (LOTR Mod Wiki Admin) comlink 23:28, May 13, 2019 (UTC)

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    • cool!

      Thanks for chatting, ryan.

      (It is ryan, right?)

      Any tips for bringing new users to wikis?

      I recntley inherited one:

      https://themagisterium.fandom.com/wiki/The_Magisterium_Wiki

      It has a great amount of content but very little active community.  I have myabe 3 users?

      Any tips to get a flourishing communtiy like this one?

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    • Idk, you have to somehow generate sustained interest.

      SamwiseFilmore
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    • ThrushtheMudwing wrote: cool!

      Thanks for chatting, ryan.

      (It is ryan, right?)

      Any tips for bringing new users to wikis?

      I recntley inherited one:

      https://themagisterium.fandom.com/wiki/The_Magisterium_Wiki

      It has a great amount of content but very little active community.  I have myabe 3 users?

      Any tips to get a flourishing communtiy like this one?

      It's Sean, actually xP My pleasure.

      Hmmm... this wiki got so big because the mod and FB page advertise it. Find the right channels to advertise and you should get at lesst a few people in, unless your topic's obscure. You could try here, if you wish. Make a user blog and/or have a message posted in the Discord (if you want a Discord message tell me and I'll do it for ya, we have advertising rules).

      Gen. Grievous1138 (LOTR Mod Wiki Admin) comlink 01:37, May 14, 2019 (UTC)

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    • I took a look at that wiki, one of the authors of that series also helped write the Spiderwick chronicles, of which I am a big fan. The more you know. One way to attract contributors in that situation is to leverage larger existing related communities to get the word out, just like you're (kinda) doing here.

      And as a side note, I'd recommend putting links to rules pages on the mainpage, not the actual rules. It's a little off-putting to find a nasty "this and this and this is prohibited" before you get to the content you came for.

      SamwiseFilmore
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    • Thanks!

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    • A FANDOM user
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