Hello! I'm Sannse, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. I'm contacting you as the most recently active admin. Hopefully you can pass this on to others as needed.
One project that we're excited about launching is an initiative to pair newly registered users with experienced advisors (which they can choose from). These advisors would be available for answering basic editing questions and guiding appropriate edits, in the hope that these users will become active in the local community.
Why do this, rather than rely on admins and moderators? We've seen from research and experience (both from Wikipedia) that establishing a human bond with a peer "senpai" or mentor can have a better effect on the comfort of the newcomer, especially where the high volume of edits may cause the quick response of rollbacks rather than taking the time to walk new editors through their early work. While some communities do take that time and care among their leaders, we feel an additional level might put new users at ease and help them be more comfortable with editing. Ultimately, we feel like this project will either free up some time for admins and moderators, or designate them as approachable welcomers to talk to and guide new users. We want to see how effective this is on a relatively small number of communities and see if Fandom's results are consistent with those experienced on Wikipedia. If they are, we may pursue expanding the pilot program and perhaps seeking to build it into a core part of the new platform.
Here's what we would wish for your community to agree to:
At least one volunteer advisor, acting as an advisor and advocate helping newcomers. For the most part, this means responding to questions that newcomers leave the advisor in Discussions. Sometimes this may mean the advisor interacts with admins and moderators to address concerns regarding the newcomer. We have some advisors-at-large (those not tied to the local community, but available as fallbacks) already, but if you have ideas on who you might want to represent you in this role (or if you'd like to do so yourself!), feel free to contact me on my Wall.
Discussions / Feeds. Your community must have this active for the current solution to work. This is the primary method in which advisors have open communication with the users that choose them. We also recommend a Feeds channel of “Help Desk” where the communications can be placed, if you do not have a similar channel.
A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. If you are currently participating in the MyDashboard program, there will be a card there to interact with an advisor.
We are testing this for the next two months, and will see what the future of the program is thereafter. Is this a program you would feel comfortable with placing on your community?
Hey! Jadium here and I am checking to see how things are doing for you and the community. Has anything in particular come up that needs attention or any type of request that you would like looked into? A note that you may inquire anything related to staff assistance.
I hope things are doing okay and I am happy to help or just listen to feedback!
Hello, I posted with another less-active user and the post went missing, but I put in a request for some changes to the RX-78-6 Mudrock Gundam article, which should actually be called RX-78-6 Gundam 6th "Mudrock".
This site has the Zeonic Front iteration erroneously listing Hajime Katoki as the designer when it is actually Keiichiro Katagiri, who did all the original MS designs for the game. Katoki did his own version for the G.F.F. released in 2004 which is displayed on the gallery, however he had no involvement with the development of the PS2 title.
Hello! My name is Jadium, and I would like to introduce myself as the Wiki Manager for this community. I will be available for any type of question relating to the wiki, editing, social issues and overall maintenance concerns. I will also be your fast contact for issues full time Fandom staff need to address. Any type of inquiry, I will be here to listen and do my absolute best to find the correct solution. If there is anything you need more clarification on with my role, please let me know!
Can you help me move RAG-79-G1 Waterproof Gundam to "RAG-79-G1 Gundam Marine Type"? I don't think I can find any official source that called it "Waterproof Gundam". Both Great Mechanics and Mobile Suit Illustrated 2015 just called it "Marine Type Gundam" or "Gundam Marine Type".
Okay I think I've finally found out where Waterproof Gundam came from. It's part of a MS name and model number list near the end of Entertainment Bible MS Encyclopedia Vol. 7. But that list is ridiculously unreliable and full of typos, filled with Engrish names like "Amprified ZZ Gundam" and "Strategik Treaner Jegan".
Also, many of these names have already been overridden by newer official names, like "GM Blizzard Type" and the aforementioned Amprified ZZ. Gundam Marine Type is the name on an official Gunpla, so I think that name should override "Water Ploof Gundam" here.
I see that you are an active editor here and want to hear feedback about some of my edits. I have plans to work on the wiki page for the RGM-96X Jesta in which I put information that it was possibly developed from the Nu Gundam. I believe this from their similar inner frame and the beam saber on their left arm. I also maybe heard something about it from one of the SD games. It makes sense to base the Jesta off the Nu Gundam like the rest of the UC Project in order for it to perform well enough to fight in tandem with the Unicorn Gundam. I'm saying this to many other people but I want to check in with you if you think it makes sense.