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FishTank

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  • I live in San Antonio, Texas, US
  • I was born on November 18
  • My occupation is Community Technical Specialist at FANDOM
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  • Bio I don't always help FANDOM users; but when I do, it's as an anthropomorphic fish in an armored military vehicle.
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  • Hello, I'm a member of Fandom's Community Support team. We're excited to have The Orville Wiki as part of the Fandom community!

    It may seem like there’s a lot to do, but we’re here to help make getting started quick and easy. Here are some helpful tips and links to get your community going:

    Have fun!

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  • Hey,

    So, I noticed the Andy and Josh pages got marked for deletion. While I do understand your reasoning behind this decision I'm skeptical to follow through with getting rid of them. As they were mentioned characters who ultimately may make an appearance within the series at some point or be addressed again. For that reason I would personally consider them more worth keeping than say the former Bill Nye page.

    Are you really passionate about those pages being deleted, or do you think they can stay for a little longer?

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    • who ultimately may make an appearance within the series at some point or be addressed again

      They may or may not. But until they do, we only have their first names.

      Remember, a screenful or it's not worthy. I should probably explain a little more about why: there's a search engine penalty for short pages like these, and ultimately a single line about Andy can be found in Majority Rule to give him context. If a user goes searching for Andy (in which case they'll find the context in Majority Rule), they're still set. But hypothetical potential future appearances aren't really helpful. Even encyclopedias eventually have to say "this is cruft".

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    • Hmm, that's an interesting point. With it in mind perhaps I should delete those pages until more information becomes available.

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  • Hello FishTank,

    I'm almost finished up with the Manual of Style page! It won't be long before I present it to the community, and if they approve of it via consensus can be the wiki's first official policy.

    However, I am wondering since you seemed interested in creating guidelines that better explains what constitutes as relevant articles, should there be an individual addendum that explicitly prohibits the creation of Non-Orville related content?

    Ex. Bill Nye should never have his own page, as he has never appeared within the Series. Regardless of how much information we actually have on him.

    Personally, I feel like there may be more than a few times that this rule is bent that I'm weary of adding as an official Manual guideline. Even if we do add it we can always ignore it in the future (as per Wiki's Ignore all Rules policy). But still, if we're gonna add it that means it will be adhered to at least in the far majority of cases.

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    • Guidelines can be bent, rules can be broken. 😁 There's always room for interpretation. But that's a pretty good example. It's not one that we would have to punish people over breaking, but there's a fair amount of quality control I expect we'll have to do. I don't know if you caught the most recent Town Hall, but we talked a bit about SEO and article significance. It's a good watch / read if you're interested. 

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    • Cool. I'll add it and try and make a few more adjustments to the doc before releasing it. Thanks for this! :P

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  • Hey, I recently made a Consensus to discuss if my outline for the Wiki's Manual of Style should be implemented or not. Take a look here.

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    • Made a couple of grammar corrections to the Manual, but otherwise looks good. How do we want to handle Charlize Theron, given that she may never come back?

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    • We should probably handle any discussions regarding the Manual on the Blog's comment section.

      As for the guest stars, I'm personally in the camp that they do deserve articles. Even though they are usually only one and done, they often play significant or notable roles within the episodes and that can be highlighted on their pages. Charlize Theron for example, will probably not return but her character Pria Lavesque was important to an episode.

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