Hi, welcome to WikiSciFi! Thanks for your edit to the Main Page page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! UESPArules (talk) 20:31, May 17, 2013 (UTC)


Hi, as you've noticed, I'm not the most active on this wiki. While it is sad for an admin to say that, attempting to run this wiki on my own for a while took a lot out of me and just wasn't fun. With that said, I do plan to make more contributions now that there seems to be some "life" in the wiki.

With all that said, the wiki deserves an active admin who can quickly respond to issues and sort things out. You've made a good number of edits in the short time you've been here and you do have previous experience as an admin, so my question is... Do you plan on staying active on this wiki? If you do and are willing to accept the position, I will elevate you to admin status.

Thanks!--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 22:25, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Hello! I'd love to help out by being an admin and yes, I was inteneding to stay active. Actually, if I was admin it'd help me in finishing off my revamp of the categories (deleting unused ones) so that'd be great actually!
Another thing that might help is a discussion of what exactly this wiki is for/our aims/goals and any rules we want to apply regarding content - especially the copying of content from other sources. I don't mind which way it gets decided (against or for copying) but it might be helpful to discuss this type of thing and have it laid out clearly somewhere.
Thanks for thinking of me! :) bloob (talk) 22:34, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

You have now been promoted to admin, congrats!

As for copying from other sources, as I said on my talk page, I do not believe we should allow copying from other sources because this wiki should be a unique creation, not just a repetition of what others have said. Otherwise, we could just go copy every article from every science fiction wiki, condense some information, and claim that we have the definitive database. I think what makes this wiki unique is that it gives us the ability to interconnect different universes so easily and see how they relate to each other (the Earth page being a good, though incomplete, example).

With that said, I myself have essentially copied several articles (which I am going to delete now that I remember doing it) and can see some benefits. Overall though, I come down against the practice.

On a related note, we should also create some additional acceptability guidelines. We should probably limit contributions to major characters and starships rather than every minor detail from every science fiction series/book/movie/game ever created. But that;s just my opinion, what do you think?--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 22:54, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! :) I'm off to bed in a moment, so I'll probably add more on this subject at a later date but briefly, I think some kinds of copying can be helpful and others not.
When it comes to copying content from other wikia wikis I think we should probably be against that. If it's from a wikia such as the Doctor Who wiki, the Star Trek Wiki or Star Wars wiki then there's really very little point in copying across content in my opinion for a few different reasons. 1. Those wikis cover their specialist subject far better and in more depth than we ever could. 2. I think we should aim at creating our own perhaps more wide ranging content rather than trying to specialise or focus on one topic. 3. I would worry it might create bad feeling between us and the wikis copied from.
When it comes to copying content from a site such as Wikipedia/IMDb etc, to create basic information on a tv show/book/film/etc or start off a page, I'm not necessarily against it (as long as proper credit is given).
Whatever we decide I think starting a conversation about this in one of the forums might be a good idea - I'd rather that decisions were made by the community as a whole than just by the admins. bloob (talk) 23:11, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

I quite agree that this should be discussed in a forum entry, and have created that forum.--Long Live the United Earth (talk) 20:35, May 29, 2013 (UTC)