I have a question about Bigg Boss Malayalam 2. The season has been cut 30 days because of the COVID-19 virus, and it is unclear whether or not the Bigg Boss finale would feature a winner or not. If no winner is crowned, should I format the pages like Veliki Brat 2, Bigg Boss 8 (Hindi), Big Brother: The Boss, or something else? All of those seasons did not have a winner crowned.
Hi Scoop! I'm Lostris, and I'll be taking over from Mandy as Big Brother's Wiki Manager, since she has since her introduction been hired as a full-time staff. So while she will assist as a community manager, I'll be serving as your direct line to Fandom staff and as a general community support with anything and everything to do with the wiki. I want to emphasize that I'm not here to take over, I am just here to provide more on site support should you so desire. I will also be getting in contact with the rest of the admins to introduce myself and inform them of this change.
In case you didn't read it before, I want to leave you with two link to fairly recent Fandom update in regards to the UCP (Unified Community Platform):
Great to hear back from you. Considering that COVID-19 has an effect on us all, wiki-activity and editing etc included, you may also always contact me too if you have an idea or something to keep up morale sort of speak on the wiki, if you have a fun idea to do with the community that could use some Fandom assistance. Bottom line, I'm here to support this community in any way possible, to make your user experience as pleasurable as possible, especially now with everyone being forced to work from home etc, so no idea is too crazy to suggest; we can then discuss it together and see if and how the idea may see the light of day! I'm looking forward to be working with you and the rest of this community.
Oh, that's nice! (Very early congratulations on that achievement) That's definitely something Fandom would like to help you celebrate in style!
I see this wiki has the Wikia chat. May I ask if that is still frequented often? If not, have you ever considered switching to Discord? Many wikis across Fandom are making that switch, since it allows for more freedom and organizing with way less glitches. If this is something you'd like to do, I could help you set it up.
The reason I ask is because we can perhaps set a meeting together to spitball ideas about how you'd like to celebrate, and Discord could provide an easy medium for that, as it will allow you to hold a private conversation with all the admins to make this decision together away from the curious eyes of the community so the surprise is kept until celebration day. Considering the different time zones most people are in, you don't have to be present for the live chat -- although that would be most idea -- as you can just read up on everything at your own time.
Just let me know how you'd like to proceed with this!
You're very welcome, though those will definitely be reiterated on the occasion!
If you'd like, I could set up such a server for you to try it out, see what you think about it. If you like it, awesome, then it could perhaps remain on the wiki and serve as your community chatroom. If not, that's just as well, it's not set in stone, so it can be easily removed from the site again. The setup would only add a small, non-intrusive box on the right rail of the recent activity page, as you can see here. (You could go bigger if you'd like, but I personally like the discretion of the box as I find the big one to be unnecessary tacky and often not in line with the general style and feel of the wiki.) Just let me know what your stance is on this, I'm happy to accommodate you either way.
It varies from wiki to wiki, also depending on the size and activeness of the community. One thing that definitely could be talked about is handing out some free Fandom swag or something else to perhaps the top 10 contributors, or the wiki could host some "User Awards", akin to the Oscars, where they could first nominate and then later vote on a winner in certain categories to then receive the swag. When my home wiki (the English Avatar Wiki) had a birthday, we hosted the Avatar Wiki User Awards, which was a lot of fun and we ended up hosting 3 sessions of them. While we did that without Fandom's assistance (it never occurred to us to ask for help there), this is definitely something we could now host together to celebrate this wiki's existence and its community.
Further, advertising the anniversary on various official social media channels is also always a possibility, which tends to have a positive effect on wiki traffic. Some wikis have hosted "group viewing sessions" where a Netflix Party or something is set up so the community could watch something together and comment on the episode as if they were all sitting together (which is easier done for something on a streaming site than a reality show, but it's just to give you an idea).
More common things are also always possible, like a birthday theme make-over, where the wiki's theme and perhaps main page design would receive a revamp to .. well, basically give the wiki new clothes sort of speak, just to do something new and refreshing to mark the occasion, like we would go out and treat ourselves on a new outfit before going out to party. On the Avatar Wiki, we also updated the wordmark for fun when we turned 7; it was obviously reverted to the original after a while, but it was a nice tidbit nonetheless.
But as I said, these are just some things at the top of my head and are by no means an exhaustive list, as each community has their own way of doing things. Fandom likes to see with the admins on a more local level would want so we can see what we can mean for them, for you. Which is why I suggested having a group conversation about this, so you can tell me any and all ideas you may have, and I can ask around to see which ones Fandom can help you out with! Or perhaps together we can even come up with something we haven't thought of yet. The sky is the limit here!
And we are live! When you have created an account, just let me know, and I will transfer the ownership of the channel to you as well as give you the admin role, so you will be able to do anything you want with the channel. When the other administrators join, you can also grant them the admin role. I created several channels to group the discussion, but you can always change anything as you see fit. I also created a Wiki Manager role for myself with more or less the same rights as the owner of the channel, just so I could help out on the server if you need help. You can create any roll you like, but just as with wiki rights, be careful whom you trust with extra abilities. Giving out the moderator role will grant access to a private moderator channel, and giving someone the admin role gives access to the moderator and admin private channel. Once I transfer the server's ownership to you, I should not be able to have access to either channel, so anything you say there is completely private except for the designated roles.
As a final note, I added a recent wiki activity channel to Discord and requested a relay of the recent wiki activity to be set up, so everyone present will be able to see everything that goes on on the wiki from Discord once it's set up.
If there is anything else you need, just drop me a message, and I'll be happy to help out!
Hey Scoop, that's great! I transferred the ownership of the server to you, as well as given you the admin role. As noted, those private channels are no longer visible to me now, so if you'd like to use those for private conversation with the other admins, they're totally at your disposal. All you need to do is invite them to the server and give them the admin role as well.
Hi Scoop! Just wanted to check in with you to see if everything was in order with the Discord server and/or if you needed any more assistance.
I also checked in with the community manager already to see what kind of celebratory gifts Fandom could offer and there are some possibilities. Just let me know when/if you and the rest of the admins are ready to talk about those plans further. Considering the times we currently live in, we would have to check whether or not the stores are open and if shipping works properly, but those are all details to be worked out if/when it becomes relevant. I just wanted to let you know already that you will have options if you would like. Stay safe!
Hey Scoop, the widget should be changed to the one you preferred now. It actually took me installing the DiscordIntegrator widget to realise that it is not the one the Dev Wiki is using, as they're using the discord widget. If I was mistaken and you did want to use the DiscordIntegrator instead, just let me know and I'll fix it.
Additionally, as you may notice on the page I just linked, you can configure the sidebar widget by adjust ... let's say the header test that now says "Community Chat", by creating the "MediaWiki:Custom-Discord-header" page and writing there whatever it is you want the header to say "Big Brother Chat" for example. If you'd like me to make this changes for you, that's no problem, then you just leave me with some instructions and I'll take care of it.
I had a question on the F4 BBCAN evictions. Every season of BBCAN had a surprise eviction at F4, with the second person being evicted two days after the first person, however, they were evicted on different weeks. Can I still add that to the Double Eviction page?