Hi, I'm playing around with creating a roleplaying guild that interacts directly with Habitica assets. My goal isn't to make it an officially sanctioned guild but I want to exercise my roleplaying muscles while staying in sync with the game's content. The first thing I'd love to do is expand the map asset on Places_in_Habitica. Can I create a prototype and present it to the moderators? PS. I'm also sending this message to other moderators. I look forward to your response.
I'm not an official Habitica staffer, just a Wiki admin, but I had the same idea-ish awhile ago. The answer I got was:
"As for the short stories set in the Habitica universe, while we aren't comfortable setting them up as canon stories at this moment, you are more than welcome to transform the guild into a Habitican Fanworks community that uses Habitica's world as a playground for fanfiction writers and fan artists. While we won't yet promote the stories themselves as official Habitica material, we are definitely happy to promote the community. I agree with you that having more talented writers on Habitica is a good thing! " Have you seen the work I'm doing with the H.E.R.O. guild? :)Taldin (talk) 23:02, January 26, 2018 (UTC)
Taldin i just found out of nothing a encouraing message from you from 2014 when i was testing the blog system, you kindly asked if i need some help.. well i've been contributing really more and more, but i spent some time away and lost track of big discussions about the wiki is structured.. every wikia seem to adapt and manage things diferently, so even following the mediawikia and wikipedia manual of style, trying to clean up between translation some pages i see in recent activity i dont know where to place the questions i have.. its really about the wikia.cs wikia.js.. well where can i place discuss my ideas with the person who manages it all here in Habitica Wikia? sometimes i feel we are fixed to some rules and we need some design changes, even to reflect the new layout.. hit me up when you can! Have and a wonderful day.
Hooh. That's a tougher question -- but it's probably not me. I've contributed some of the style things that went into the style guide, and I have the ability to alter the CSS and JSS, but I'm not the one that makes the decisions -- usually it's Lemoness and Lady Alys. Tell ya what, though -- maybe start a Tavern thread and we can point it out to the Wizards of the Wikia group, and come up with something that'll work out.
Hi there! In the Wizards of the Wiki guild, we're discussing potentially shutting down some of the wiki forum boards since the Habitica Help (formerly Newbies) guild is actively monitored by Socialites, and information that is no longer relevant doesn't linger in the guild. Additionally, some of the boards aren't being used for their intended purpose. Would really appreciate your input given that you've been helpfully responding to many of the inquiries on those boards.
Hmm. I'm always of the opinion that more outlets is better - not everyone uses the Habitica Help board, and I've noticed that over time people ask the same questions over and over, and sometimes they do find the answers on the Wiki. I'd rather keep the help board if possible, but shut down the unused boards, definitely.
I think the primary concern with keeping it open was that answers that are no longer accurate persist indefinitely, and would need to be actively monitored to be updated/removed. Do you have any thoughts as to how to resolve that?
Maybe questions and answers are taken down after a week or so?
Tricksy.fox wrote: I think the primary concern with keeping it open was that answers that are no longer accurate persist indefinitely, and would need to be actively monitored to be updated/removed. Do you have any thoughts as to how to resolve that?
Maybe questions and answers are taken down after a week or so?
Tech writer hat on here. :) I do this as my day job - we have to monitor all our examples, screenshots, and the like to make sure it's up to date. It's not really a problem to do that sort of monitoring -- some answers stay correct for a very long time, while others go stale pretty quickly. Like I said back in the forums, I'd step up and do it.
It's not much different than checking any other part of the Wiki, really, like the FAQ, save that only the admins can edit/delete forum posts, I believe.
Hi Taldin! In case you haven't been monitoring the guild, I posted this recently: "Back to the Forums topic, my current plan is to merge the Bulletin, Gatehouse, Q&A, and Scriptorium boards into the Wiki Tavern. The result will be that the Forums will consist of two boards: The Archery - LFG and the Wiki Tavern. None of the posts will be removed in the process." Let me know if you're okay with this plan.
Works for me! I'm still going to go through the questions and cull out the ones that are no longer relevant, though -- today's the last day (hopefully) that I have to go up and spend the day cleaning up an empty apartment, so I can turn over the keys and have my Saturdays back.
Great! Would you like me to wait until you go through the questions to implement the changes to the boards? Just don't want to step on any toes :) Good luck with apartment cleaning! I'm currently going through a move myself ... can't wait until it's over!
This is true, yes. Makes the task bigger than anticipated, but I figured that starting with the Q&A is a good spot to start. Did you still want me to delete the ones that aren't relevant? Or just leave them and have you move them?
Yep, that's fine. I stopped pulling the Q&A stuff over for a little bit because I ran into a snag a little bit ago about closing the threads pushing the old old entries up to the top, and I'd like to keep them in chronological order, plus I'm still making tweaks to the template. And then a work crunch deadline came up, and I've been working 7 day/10+ hour weeks, which finally ended yesterday.
You had it as "Rouge" in a few places. :) Also, if you're new to Wiki editing, there's a History option available on any given page that can be used to see what someone changed whenever a page is updated -- right click the arrow on the right side of the Edit button.
I'm a long term World of Warcraft character, and many, many, people misspell the Rogue class 'Rouge' there too, so you are definitely not alone.
All done, probably. There's a problem with the http://habitica.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:License page which contained "HabitRPG" too. I didn't have permission to edit it, so I deleted it, but then found that I didn't have permission to recreate it. Shrug. I've asked Wikia staff to fix it for me, if it's actually an important page.
Oh! Yeah, that would be helpful. I've got the source in Adobe FrameMaker format (this was back when I was the only professional tech writer on the Wiki in 2014) and this is the first time anyone's actually asked about making changes to it.
Hi there! I was looking through the categories list and noticed that there was only one page under the "This and that" category -- your sandbox. Given Purplatypus's efforts to revise the category system and remove unnecessary ones, do you think it makes sense to remove the category from your sandbox? Thanks, and hope you have a great weekend!