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Styracosaurus Rider

aka Diplotomodon

Bureaucrat Founder
  • I live in NJ
  • My occupation is telling people who might need me to please read this - http://community.wikia.com/wiki/User:Styracosaurus_Rider
  • I am a shadow in the night
  • Styracosaurus Rider

    I've been thinking about this issue, and I believe that a more specific category system would be better for the wiki. 

    I'll use Deinonychus as an example. Using the old system, the page's categories would be something like this:

    • Animals
    • Dinosaurs
    • Theropods
    • Dromaeosaurids
    • Carnivores
    • Cloverly Formation
    • Antlers Formation
    • Cretaceous
    • Aptian
    • Albian
    • Fossil taxa described in 1969

    Instead of listing every single animal under the Animals category, every single Cretaceous species under the Cretaceous category, I think this can easily be remedied using subcategories. An example: the Albian category page can have a Cretaceous category, creating an Albian subcategory that is contained within Cretaceous. That way the same information can be represented in less space,…

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  • Styracosaurus Rider

    Because we've rebooted, we need new admins and bureaucrats. So I'm reposting the guidelines needed for the ranks:


    Rollbacks are users that can:

    • can revert vandalism with a single click using the rollback button (without the detours of the undo button)

    If you wish to become one of these, you should:

    • Have contributed to the wiki for at least a week, this shows that you're here to stay
    • Cleaned up 2 vandalous edits (although right now this isn't as applicable)
    • You have to ask a bureaucrat, otherwise we wouldn't know!

    Once you are experienced in the art of rollbacking (or you make really good edits), you might consider an admin post...


    Administrators, also known as sysops, can do everything a rollback can, and:

    • can delete pages if need be
    • can lock a page…


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  • Styracosaurus Rider

    Aesthetics

    November 1, 2011 by Styracosaurus Rider

    So far I've been talking about redesigns and templates and main page revamps. But there's still a vitally important factor to consider: the look of the wiki.

    I think the colors are fine, but it's possible we may need a new wordmark. More pressing is the background. I played with it a while back, choosing fern pictures. Eventually I settled on a plain old green background. Although it's fine for now, I just don't think it cuts it. It should be customized in some way, perhaps with various dinosaurs and fossils.

    Thoughts?

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  • Styracosaurus Rider

    Every article now has at least one reference. So, in my book, that's good enough. All the other improvements can wait---the best results will be achieved only by input from others. So let's reopen this wiki now. Have fun editing to your merry will!

    In other news, I've activated a few more features. The Category Exhibition and Achievements are now online. The badges are customized! So happy editing!

    Styracosaurus Rider (Speak to the Rider, your Lord and Master) {Look upon my servants} 20:58, October 31, 2011 (UTC)

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  • Styracosaurus Rider

    The Renovation

    January 17, 2011 by Styracosaurus Rider

    I know no-one will read this except me. This is my table for redesigning the wiki.

    • Customize welcome messages Check, but need moar cutsomization
    • Renovate the Ranks page to be more serious (we now will be more like Wikipedia for prehistory) Check-ish
    • Modify rules Check, although might need some more versions
    • Introduce a referencing system---very important (so far, so good. let's keep it going)
    • Create an article for useful/recommended sources
    • Make templates to show we are redesigning, needs references, etc. (half done)
    • GET MORE USERS!!! I don't wanna be alone Promotion powers activate
    • Main-page renovation. I'm thinking of possibly a collab effort, with users like JoePlay (who did an uber-awesome job with the Jurassic Park Wiki main page) and MontagnaMagi…
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