If you guys aren't aware already Sharkbate has reached the admins here and a merger is being proposed. The admins over at the CPWN will be holding a discussion Tuesday to work out a proposal for a deal, and then on Wednesday the admins here will be discussing with the CPWN admins and negotiate the final deal.
We want you to keep in mind that it will not be possible to have 100% of it favoured for this wiki, otherwise it's not a deal. We want the deal as fair as possible, and below, are just some of my plans to bring up on Tuesday's meeting. I want you guys to take a look and let me know what you think. Nothing below is official. It only represents my views.
- Keep in mind the standards of the new wiki are higher than the standards here
- In my opinion, all rollbacks here should be able to retain their rollback rights on the new wiki as we only have 3 rollbacks at the moment.
- All current chat moderators will retain their rights on the future new wiki "chat" (it's not the IRC that's currently in use). Some users who chat a lot but have no previous experience may be given a promotion to the chat moderator right. We will also make sure your rights are used properly in the hopes of preventing bad incidents like a few we've seen here. Nonetheless, we'll allow you to have fun, and the serious wiki business will be conducted on IRC instead.
- Administrators: Having 10 admins here and 6 admins on the new wiki will make no sense, as there will be 16 admins. The plan is to have a shortlist (you guys make the list on who gets to get the right first, depending on how important they are). Out of the list the top three or four admins will be given a "Request for Adminship" form where the community (including you guys if you move to the new wiki) will vote.
- All other users not in the RFA will remain on the shortlist, but may be given another right for the time being.
- Bureaucrats: No changes to the bureaucratic system will be necessary I believe.
- Staff: All the new wiki staffers seem to favour Sdgsgfs as a staff representative for this Wikia wiki. He will provide us with your voices at meetings. The Staff right is basically the administrator and bureaucrat right combined, but applies to all the CPWN wikis (Shops, Fanon, PT-CPW, Archives). It also allows users to check vandal IP addresses to make rangeblocks preventing further vandalism.
Tens or hundreds of thousands of edits have been made here since May 2011 and it will be very difficult to import them all onto the new wiki. However, since the issue seems to be with the number of edits you have, we have two options:
- This one is the most simple. We are willing to actually manually CHANGE your edit count so you would have the same number of edits as before, and then carry on from there.
- This one would be a headache for the admins but would also work. The edits you made here can be imported to the new wiki, but in most cases the quality of content on the new wiki will be higher (since our standards are higher), and we would please ask that you revert it to the current new wiki state. Remember, the new wiki also has a say in the deal.
At this point I believe the new wiki will try and have a skin option for it to look similar to this. However we also offer may skin options. Monaco is my favourite though it needs updating and minor bug fixing. Otherwise, it is a nice, but somewhat outdated skin.
You may notice that user avatars cannot be uploaded to the new wiki. In the 6th CPW council on Saturday we have decided that user avatars as an option will be enabled, so please hang tight on that.
- Patroller right is available. I am not sure if we will give them to anyone (we don't look at this right as junior sysop).
- If you are moving and is new on the new wiki you might notice that you need to answer questions when editing. This is for spam control from spammers, so don't take this too seriously. It will probably disappear after four days of editing or 10 edits (I don't know this too well since I joined before the move).
- If you want your userpage imported feel free to contact me (Error504 on CPWN), Hat Pop, or Hal Homsar Solo (NickelbackFan37 on CPWN).
- If you want the import right to assist with imports feel free to contact me on the new wiki.
- Incompatible features: poll, verbatim, tabber.
If you've got questions or concerns just leave a comment below. I would be glad to have your voice included when I talk with the other CPWN staffers on Tuesday.