How do You Make a Team of Wiki Editors Guide

Topic started by takashichea on Oct. 29, 2011. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 8 months ago.
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Overview

I created this blog because I been getting PMs from new wiki editors who want me to help them, help them to find a team, or more. I'm happy to answer any questions about the style guide and to check the formatting of a wiki page. As for making a team, it's hard and repetitious to explain in a Private Message how my team was created. I decided to give some ideas and some personal experiences.

The purpose of this blog is to help struggling wiki editors who want to form teams on Anime Vice.

Background

I'm Takashichea, a peer mentor at my school and a wiki mentor/ historian in this community. I'm not the leader of Team W.I.K.I Nation or the other teams because our teams are more collaborative and informal. I'm just the guy who makes weekly reports and edits to wiki articles. I'm like a spokesperson.

How to Make a Team

For those who ask me how I got a team, I put down three ways. The order of these items go from low chance to high change and the level of involvement goes higher because I want to show personal experience and level of int

1. Create a Team by a Posting a blog

This is the one I did not have success with one franchise, but I had success on another franchise. This is a common method I seen by wiki editors.

Personal Experiences:

  1. I created a blog to get help on Shaman King. This is the lowest involvement tier. It's like a job ad. I did find two people adding stuff on Shaman King but they were busy and couldn't contribute more than linking items on the wiki page. Shaman King is my biggest and longest solo project. I'm still working on it since February 2011.
  2. The only success I had with this method is forming a partnership with Fire_Star on the project Rave Master. This was after a Rave Master bounty task which is the catalyst of the project. It's hard to say to say that I used this method because the blog that inspires Fire_Star to ask me to work on the project was called Developing my own Wiki Style for episodes and manga volumes.

Don't worry there is another way to create a team. **I realize the older the show, the harder is to get people to be involved. Most of Anime Vice wiki editors are young (between ages 16-25). It's better to work on a recent anime within 10 years or a popular anime/manga.

2. Join a Wiki Editor on a Preexisting Project

Personal Experiences:

  1. This is how I got into Fairy Tail and Beelzebub with Annabanana. By some strange fate and coincidence, Anna and I started working on Fairy Tail in October (the month that we joined Anime Vice) Yet, we were independent editors and discover each other in December. A real team form during the Fairy Tail Wiki Theme week that initiated by Ethan. In the spring of 2011, we started an informal project on the Fairy Tail anime by taking turns on the new episodes each week.
  2. For Gosick, I joined HalberdierV2 and Auron570 joined us. I saw HalberdierV2's blog requesting for help on Gosick back in June of 2011. Feeling that same feeling I had with Shaman King, I decided to join and had to try a new anime I never watched before. Luckily, I love the show.
  3. Recently, I asked KuroNekoXIII to join him on the Guilty Crown project.

Advice

One thing with this method you have to be aware of is that you don't pinch a penny in the long run. It's a business saying that means you don't destroy a relationship for little profit. If you actually improved the relationship, both partners will have a better outcome and more profit come in. Back to wiki editing, I don't claim credit over my partners, insult them for deleting work, or anything harmful. I help them, give credit where credit is due, and talk about things. You have to stay together as best as you can.

Another thing, you have to like the franchise. It's like having a job in real life. Why work if you hate it. In some situations like poverty or being a single parent, there are somethings we have to do to support ourselves at the cost of our dignity and honor. This is not like Anime Vice. Wiki editing is a pure volunteer service where you have a choice.

3. Create Weekly Reports or a Beginner Guide

Personal Experiences:

  1. In September of 2011, I started a series of weekly reports on the Blue Exorcist, Sket Dance, and Beelzebub to promote my team's hard wiki work. Plus, FoxxFireArt's words just keep digging into my mind about the future of the community, whether we are talking about anime, and showing the outside world that Anime Vice's wiki articles, blogs are alive and booming. I had some help from Tom and Newten's articles by looking at the content and imitated it. I did it and got some warm response from my teammates who were surprised. They and the community welcome it. I was happy. The successes of the weekly reports are enormous. Team W.I.K.I Nation got bigger because it was three members and now a total of seven members Plus, some of the effects inspired (indirectly) other community members to write weekly reports in their own style. I was proud of my teammates who created their first weekly reports: KuroNekoXIII for his Sket Dance and Guilty Crown reports and MohsinMan99 for his Gintama reports. There are others such as Superevil225, Levance, Turamblar and MetalSnakeZero who created their own style of weekly articles.
  2. Beginner Guides: I have no personal experience in creating a team from this. I have to talk to Sotyfan16 about this. See his blog, Guide to Making Guides. Normally, his guides are a surprise. It's hard to say.

This is the highest involvement because it requires a lot of time and energy, but the results and chances are high. Look at Team W.I.K.I. Nation. It was a trio and now, it's seven members strong. I highly recommend using this method because it shows how serious you are about your work and plus, your wiki work can be seen easily.

Please see Team W.I.K.I. Nation before and after.

Feel free to comment or suggest ways to create a team. This is a dynamic blog for future generations. I like to keep the spirit of teamwork alive.

Thank you for reading and good luck on your wiki projects.

Filed under #Wiki Editors and Team.

Takashichea

Proud Member of Team W.I.K.I Nation, Team Fairy Tail, and Team Beelzebub

Updates After This Blog Was POSTED 10-29-11

  • Added Sotyfan16's Blog to Making Guides
  • Added Team W.I.K.I. Nation's blog links
  • Added links to franchises and Ethan's blog. 10-31-11
Post by Levance (1,846 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@takashichea:Begginer guide... I wonder if I should create one to Higurashi or Umineko

Post by takashichea (11,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Levance:

Oh, I forgot to make a note of that. Darn it. I don't have personal experience for that.

An indirect example would be Sotyfan16 writing a beginner guide after FoxxFireArt did a major wiki update on his projects like High School of the Dead.

If you want help with the beginner guides, please see Sotyfan16's Guide to Making Guides.

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

Really nice article. Just made me pumped up!

Hopefully, more and more members join and start helping out in making AV a better place (and wiki).

Post by takashichea (11,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@MohsinMan99:

Thanks!

For your weekly reports, feel free to pick what blogs you want to highlight. I've updated the mega updates for Team W.I.K.I. Nation.

I'm busy editing all the weekly reports so they have links to FoxxFireArt's community spotlight pages the week that they were created. Will get Sket Dance' weekly report up for ep. 30.

More Updates on this blog

  • Added links from team W.I.K.I. Nation's 2 blogs
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Good job on the article Taka! It's very inspiring, and it makes us realize how little actions can spring out bigger and better outcomes. Keep up the good work!

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@KuroNekoXIII:

No problem!

It's very inspiring, and it makes us realize how little actions can spring out bigger and better outcomes.

It's funny how things work out here. Did I tell you how I saw you for the first time in this community? If not, I just saw your avatar and think I should go out and write on his wall about Sket Dance. Yeah.

I'm 100% sure that you, my friend, will have the best team of wiki editors in this community with a cool name, WIKI Titans, or something better. (I got that from that from teen titans). Because you got the weekly reports, the amiable personality, and the passion, you'll make a great wiki editor.

Team W.I.K.I. Nation: Make some Team Spirit!
Team W.I.K.I. Nation: Make some Team Spirit!

As for this guide, I think I got too personal with it. Have to fix the advice section to make it more clear.

Go Anime Vice! Make some teams!

*It looks like the flag for France! LOL!

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Yup! And that's how I was introduced to W.I.K.I Nation. You guys are an amazing bunch, and I'm glad to be a part of the team :)

I'm 100% sure that you, my friend, will have the best team of wiki editors in this community with a cool name, WIKI Titans, or something better. (I got that from that from teen titans). Because you got the weekly reports, the amiable personality, and the passion, you'll make a great wiki editor.

Lol thanks dude. You always manage to boost up my confidence with your comments XD

And now that you point it out, the Sket Dan pic background really does look like France's flag

Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20

@takashichea said:

@Levance:

An indirect example would be Sotyfan16 writing a beginner guide after FoxxFireArt did a major wiki update on his projects like High School of the Dead.

Ah, well I could add that series to my queue. The Guide wouldn't be too hard to put together.

I don't really look at the Wiki to see if more is being done with a series before I make a Guide but I'll start looking into it. On the other side of it, a Guide for a series that needs filling in could prompt some work.

Post by takashichea (11,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@sotyfan16:

I forgot to ask you when Levance asked me about how a Beginner Guide can make a team. I had no idea since I never did it that way. Usually, you do surprise beginner guides.

Ah, well I could add that series to my queue.

I made a mistake. Sorry Sotyfan16. I thought you made one already since you, FoxxFireArt, and AgentJ are big fans of the show.

For now, there is no example of a beginner guide creating a team in Anime Vice. I'll look for indirect examples in the meantime.

Edit:

@Levance:

Sorry about my mistake.

Post by Levance (1,846 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@takashichea:No problem, things happen

Post by EganTheVile1 (1,511 posts) See mini bio Level 20

very well detailed advice

Post by takashichea (11,104 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@EganTheVile1:

Thanks! I added you as a friend in the W.I.K.I. Nation blog a while back. Is everything cool with you on Transformers and other projects? I think I got carried away in some of the sections. It got too personal. I hope this helps you make a team for your wiki projects. I felt guilty about not helping everyone. I could do a Transformers Wiki Editors Unite blog like I did for Toxin45. (See Hellsing Wiki Editor blog)

If you like, I could ask my teammates if they're interested in joining on your wiki projects and have time.

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