Hi, TheBigGnome! Good to see you again. I'll be picking up as the Wiki Manager for Dancing with the Stars Wiki. Just like on Asimov Wiki, I'm here to assist the community and you're free to message me with any questions.
How's everything going around here? It looks like the top navigation has yet to be customized, so I hope you don't mind that I jump in and get that updated.
I'm TotallyLogical an adminstrator from the ABC Wiki and we we're wondering if you would like to affiliate with us. Affiliate means we will place a link to your wiki on our home page and/or affiliates page and you will have a link to our wiki somewhere on your wiki. This will benefit both wiki's by creating a virtual bridge between us so we can attract and exchange editors.
Hello! I am reaching out to show you a new main page design, for approval. I know you have given some feedback already, this incorporates that latest round of feedback. I am posting this here since I'm reaching out to ChicaDanesa at the same time on her Message Wall.
It would be ideal if the two of you could confer and offer feedback together. We would like to implement the new design by Friday so that we can showcase the wiki to ABC in the near future.
Please let me know if we can move forward with setting this up, or if you have feedback or questions.
Hello again! Please take another look, we have made some updates per your notes.
For the background, we expect to get some images from the new season in the next few weeks, so we expect to update it again. For now it's the mirrorball.
With the fate of the Juniors spinoff still uncertain, we thought it wise to keep the gallery to the main series winners for now. That said, do you have a more "promo shoot" type photo of Sky and JT in your archives, that might match the style of the other images you see on our proposed update?
The design and content can certainly continue to evolve over the next month, especially as ABC's own promotion kicks into gear. But we want to make some updates now and show this to them along with the other official wiki projects. So let me know if you think it's ready to go.
Hi TheBigGnome! I'm a Wiki Manager for the TV/Movies Team and I just wanted to let you know that I will be implementing the new design + main page update for you while Charlie is on vacation. The typo has been fixed btw, but please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns :)
I took everything as is from the test wiki that was approved by you and ChicaDanesa, but keep in mind that this is by no means a final design. As Bert said above, we expect to get more images from the new season in the coming weeks, which means we will update things again. This current design is just to showcase something new and modern to ABC. And while the 10 paddles may not be used this season, they are still an iconic part of the franchise as a whole.
Re: Links - I agree that they are a bit camoflauged now and I will voice those concerns to the team.
Regarding the rollover colors on the main page, we just want to have a distinct rollover/hover color for the links, which isn't the case right now. That's currently set in the custom CSS. Feel free to find a hover that's to your liking, or let us know if you prefer someone else to change that.
It's fine. Idekmandy didn't use the same color you did when they changed colors for the rest of the wiki. I just sampled the color from the main page and set it for the rest of the wiki through the dashboard. (I'm not talking about a rollover color, but a display color. Before I changed it, you couldn't tell there were any hyperlinks on the page without rolling over them because all the text was the same color. I already fixed it though.)
Hey TheBigGnome, how are you? With the wiki recently becoming an official wiki, we'd like to discuss your wiki's mainpage. We're interested in updating your main page, to better showcase what your wiki has to offer, especially with the new assets we can get now from ABC and Fandom. Would you and your admins be interested in helping us with this, if not we can certainly work on designing a new version and allow you guys to review it before it would go live with any changes you'd like to see. Let me know what you think!
Hey TheBigGnome, Charlie from Fandom here with more good news to bring you! We announced the other day the official Fandom Discord server! You can join here and see the blog post for more information here. The Discord server was made to give you and your communities more support on Fandom so we hope to see you there!
How are you? This is Chen and I'm one of the Community Managers at Fandom. We’ve got great news from Fandom about your community! ABC is partnering with Fandom to make Dancing with the Stars Wiki an Official Wiki Community. This means that ABC is officially endorsing the wiki as the best place to find encyclopedic info about the show. We have a lot of official gaming wiki communities, but Dancing with the Stars Wiki is one of the first four Official Wiki Communities for television.
This won’t change anything about how you run your wiki - the community will always be in charge, ABC and Fandom aren’t here to take over. That’s a reflection of the hard work you and other editors have put into the wiki, so congratulations on that!
We’d love to partner with you moving forward. We have some ideas for what we can do next to get this new Official Wiki status on the wiki, but first I wanted to see if you have any questions about what this means for you and your wiki. Please let me know!
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, TheBigGnome! This is exciting for us too and we cannot wait to work with you together very soon on this!
We will work together to make this wiki more upgraded, attractive and unique to our fans, including:
Collaboration on a brand new, upgraded home page design.
An Official Wiki Community badging -- Fandom’s version of the verified checkmark, like on Twitter. We’ll add this to the wordmark.
General enhancements to select wiki article pages.
ABC will promote Dancing With the Stars Wiki!
Exclusive content and early access to content from ABC on your community!
Unique opportunities to engage with ABC content for community admins and editors - more on this later!
I hope you like these ideas. Shortly, our wiki manager Charlie will come to say hi to you, and he will be the person mostly working with you and ChicaDanesa in the future. If you have more questions, please do let me know, anytime! Let's keep in touch! :)
Hello Chris, I’m Charlie and I’m your wiki manager! I’ll be here to assist you with anything I can alongside Chen. If you ever need anything or have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc. You can always feel free to contact me on my message wall! :)
haha.. that's because Google catches it. When we shared the wiki on Slack, it shows the old Wikia logo instead. It can be a bad branding image for this wiki. Just want to make sure you are okay for me to delete it. Because once it's deleted, it will automatically link to Fandom heart. ;)