The new look for users who are non-logged in wikis hosted on Wikia is ugly, to say the least. The focus on getting people to look at other Wikia wikis is getting so intrusive that it is eating up valuable screen space that is needed for local content.
And adverts are getting so intrusive that Wikia have started to embed video adverts that automatically download their content. While that might not affect SJ wiki viewers with unlimited bandwidth, it certainly is going to eat into the allowance of those of us that are on pay per GB connections.
Even things like outbound links (to Beyond the Moons, Dragonlance Lexicon, The Great Library of Greyhawk and similar useful resources) are being hijacked by a page that displays an advert and makes users…Read more >
Wikia have been rolling out a process to allow people to connect their Wikia accounts to their Facebook accounts.
I'm not sure exactly what functionality this will allow, apart from allowing Facebook users to say: "I like that" about Spelljammer Wiki articles they visit. ;-)
One thing it apparently will do is (with my permission) post a feed to my Facebook page everytime I add content to Spelljammer Wiki. So, from now on, you should be able to see how busy or lazy I am. ;-)
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I'm pleased to be able to say that I've now figured out the way to link articles on both versions of Spelljammer Wiki.
If you have a look at the neogi article you will see the language box down in the bottom left corner of the article. Clicking on the link there will take you to the article's Hungarian version. And that has another box that can bring you back to the English version.
When we get someone to start up other languages, I'm hoping that my experience with the English/Hungarian stuff will make it a lot quicker to get things done.
David Shepheard 17:08, September 19, 2010 (UTC)Read more >
I have finally found out how to request the connection between the Hungarian Spelljammer Wiki (hu.spelljammer.wikia.com) and the English Spelljammer Wiki (spelljammer.wikia.com). It was hidden in the posting instructions on the page I had looked at for interwiki requests:
Community Central:Interwiki requests (Spelljammer Wiki)
Sorry for the delay. The good news is I'll be able to do it straight away, next time.Read more >
After a call to arms (on a thread in The Piazza forums called '(Spelljammer Wiki) Non-English versions of the wiki'), I've found someone to help set up the first non-English version of Spelljammer Wiki.
So if you speak Hungarian, please go over to the Hungarian version of Spelljammer Wiki and help out.
David Shepheard 14:42, June 21, 2010 (UTC)Read more >