Hello. This thread is being written in order to answer some of the form responses that have been sent anonymously, so that the answer is still known to others, as it may seem that form responses merely fall into an empty void that is unseen by anyone. They are not. I see everything.
Usual disclaimer that everything I say is purely my words and not associated with the words of others on the wiki or the wiki itself. If I get something wrong, tell me. Don’t assume malice. We have enough work to do without dealing with that.
Below are the anonymous and some other miscellaneous form responses that have been received so far, paraphrased to be shorter. If you have questions that are not on here, you are free to ask them, naturally, since the form is mostly for those who do not want to have a question or correction publicly attached to their name.
Q: The comments section is bad and spammy. Can you please turn off comments for the wiki?
A: This was brought up with others and was decided not to be done, because there are still some who rely on the comments to be able to ask questions about gameplay or the story or express their appreciation for others’ work.
That said, if those who comment could think about the fact that many people will actually have to read their comment and how appropriate it is to be said on a public wiki that children are sometimes on, that would be great. Please understand that your actions affect others. There is also that it is listed in the rules that you can only post one comment on a page in a day to prevent spam, so please just edit your comments instead of making 5.
Q: Can you make a wiki Discord server for editors?
A: Unless there are severely strict rules (such as not being allowed to discuss anything whatsoever outside of editing the wiki) and a high possibility of being blocked if you ignore them, this will absolutely not happen. Modding a Discord server is an extremely taxing endeavor, and absolutely no one on the very tiny, already tired and work-swamped staff can do that. If it is private and invite-only for the sake of avoiding discourse or spam, people will say it is being elitist. If it is public, it will likely be spammed and people will think they’re having harmless fun when it is actually causing great stress to others. As such, it is highly unlikely this will ever occur, because there are very few pros and extremely many cons. Please understand this. If you want to further discuss it or offer suggestions, you are welcome to, but as things stand now, this seems both unnecessary and heavily anxiety-inducing for everyone involved. If you need help with editing or understanding something, you can ask on the wiki, whether it be on a page, someone’s profile, or the forum, or you could send in a form response.
Q: Can you post a guide about how to datamine?
A: This is a hard no, so that is the short answer. This will not happen.
But to be more specific, because datamining is not something the company wants, to put it mildly, it could possibly be dangerous to have it associated with the wiki, because if the wiki is seen as a liability, it could be shut down. I do not have to explain why this would be bad.
Also, datamining comes with great responsibility. The dataminer(s) that exist(s) in the fandom have to make sure that they never publicly leak things, or else Happyele will only make it harder for them to access the data and they will not be able to help the fandom anymore. Because many people can be irresponsible, it is a tool that could be extremely detrimental to the wider fandom if misused. Therefore, teaching people willy-nilly how to datamine is not something beneficial to do.
This is speaking as a non-dataminer who is a mere observer, so if there are any corrections that could be made to this answer, feel free to let me know.
Q: [Section on page] is unfinished.
A: If it hasn’t been said enough how short on hands the wiki is, here it is again. We know many things are unfinished. A wiki is a community project that everyone can work on. If you are passionate about a certain topic or page, feel free to join in and contribute your knowledge. It will then be done much more quickly compared to counting on others to have the time to finish it for you.
Q: Can you add hover tooltips for translation notes in stories?
A: Not at the moment, but I would very much like to.
When I looked into it before, it was incompatible with tabview, which all of our story pages used, so I could not add it. Now that we have been transitioning from the tabview system into another out of necessity that Fandom forced us into, I checked on it again to see if we could finally add it, but the creator of the tooltip is still working on how to get it properly working with UCP, the reason the wiki has looked and acted weird recently. I’ll be periodically checking in on the page where the dev gives updates, and once the UCP compatibility is all set to go, I’ll try and get them working.
Update: As of 2/13/21, they are on the wiki, and they will show up when you hover over a citation, but the gear to configure them will not work. The developer is still working on that.
This covers everything received so far that has not been addressed, as of 11/30/2020. If you do not see your question here, and we never acted on it (such as if you sent in a correction and we did not correct it), it may have gotten lost somehow, and you can feel free to resend it.