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  • FANDOM is currently releasing Featured Videos (example) for Wikias in the top 1,000 WAM ranking (which we are well within) on request. There have been concerns about low-quality videos being produced in the past, but FANDOM is now working to amend that by allowing local users to submit or review scripts for the videos.

    Therefore, it is being considered that the Diep.io Wikia request such a video for the Controls page, a page that is high traffic enough that FANDOM should be willing to make a video for it, but not so high traffic (like Tiers) that a bad video would be catastrophic on it. This can be done in several different ways, so there are four questions that we would like the users to answer:

    1. Should we request a video at all?
    2. Should we have FANDOM make the script & then review it, or make it ourselves from scratch?
    3. Which Admin should review the script (if FANDOM makes it for us) or write the script (if we make it ourselves)?[1]
    4. If the video turns out bad, should we try to get a better one if they improve later?[2]
    If the first question has majority no, all following questions are void. You may choose multiple Admins in question three in case first place does not want to write the script.

    Users must have either the Verified Tag[3] or a Medal to vote.

    Footnotes

    1. It has to be an Admin, although community input & help will be welcome.
    2. If we request a video & it is very popular, then we will 100% try for more videos.
    3. Users with Staff-related Tags such as Former Staff are considered Verified.
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    • Question One — Kudo this reply for yes.

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    • Question One — Kudo this reply for no.

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    • Question Two — Kudo this reply to have FANDOM write the first draft script.

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    • Question Two — Kudo this reply to make the first draft script ourselves.

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    • Question Three — Kudo this reply to have Ursuul review/make the script.

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    • Question Three — Kudo this reply to have Zathsu review/make the script.

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    • Question Three — Kudo this reply to have Banarama review/make the script.

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    • Question Three — Kudo this reply to have Radium212 review/make the script.

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    • Question Three — Kudo this reply to have TheGoldenPatrik1 review/make the script.

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    • Last Question — Kudo this reply for yes.

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    • Last Question — Kudo this reply for no.

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    • I don't agree with the third question as all members of the diep community Staff should be able to review the video but I succumb.

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    • TheGoldenPatrik1
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    • Nobellion wrote:
      I don't agree with the third question as all members of the diep community Staff should be able to review the video.
      I would actually like everyone to work on it as well, & whoever is selected will definitely run some of it by a few members of the community, but generally FANDOM only want one point of contact for these types of interactions. Perhaps it shouldn't have been “who should write/review the script,” but “who is to be FANDOM’s primary point of contact & receive attribution for the script” instead.
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    • Please no one vote for me. I have no idea how to do it. XD

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    • Overall, this sounds like a solid proposal that would improve the wiki. At some points, words and photos can only do/show so much. This should help address those places.

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    • This was on another wikia and imo, I hated it. I voted no.

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    • ^ Aye I was expecting more Nos. I tried to make it clear, but these videos have previously not been very good in the past; however, none of the YouTubers we reached out to to make videos followed through, so FANDOM is all we have. It’s why I plan to do the Controls page first, so if the video is bad it won’t be the end of the world. This is basically a litmus test. If we like the video, we'll do one more, & if we like that one, we’ll have a third video for Tiers.

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    • No, they are badly placed, are auto play with sound, follow me around obstructing me from editing, take unnecessary mobile data, and from what I have seen, are really bad quality. I've been on the Game of Thrones wiki, and even the admins there havw a problem with tbis

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    • They do not autoplay sound. If that occurred then you should report it as a bug.

      Your other concerns are totally valid though & I respect that.

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    • They do auto play sound. I reported it, but they said it was fine.

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    • I was told by Brandon Rhea himself that that isn’t intended behavior, he leads the video team.

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    • When did that happen?

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    • TGP1, do not remove my reply #14. I had enough of your strictnesss. It is not off-topic; this thread involves WAM and my reply involves WAM. I have nothing to say related to the thread itself. 🤬 highlighted threads


      To keep this on-topic, should I make the videos for Controls? I make good videos and Captain Hayden suggested me here. This was over 7 and a half months ago however

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    • Utkar22 wrote:
      When did that happen?
      About a month ago, & again several months prior.
      Ozziene wrote:
      To keep this on-topic, should I make the videos for Controls? I make good videos and Captain Hayden suggested me here. This was over 7 and a half months ago however
      YouTubers do not make the videos unless FANDOM partners with them & they agree to release the rights to it, & FANDOM doesn’t do that unless they are a popular channel that makes many high quality videos they could use.
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    • Screw popularity and leadership requirements 😩

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    • Sorry lad, but popularity is sometimes a good measure of the quality of the video, & if you cannot make videos that YouTubers enjoy, then chances are good that no one else would enjoy them either, so we cannot have them on our pages. They need to be good for us & for FANDOM.

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    • After seeing the other's concerns, I've changed all my answers to no. They have experience with it, and it seems pretty awful to me. Good idea though, I guess.

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    • Totally reasonable Aysha.

      Sandbox though? We discussed the Former/Fallen Staff thing.

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    • Ozziene wrote: To keep this on-topic, should I make the videos for Controls?

      nope.

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    • Yeah, I'm having second thoughts about this.

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    • Ursuul
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    • Am completely neutral on this one. Can live with it, can live without.

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    • Ursuul
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    • At this point the vote indicates that we will indeed move forward with the video request for the Controls page.

      I shall be reviewing (not drafting) the script that FANDOM shall make initially, & I will share it with a few members of the community as time allows to get their take as well (Banarama will 100% be one of those people since he also had votes asking that he review the script) in order to ensure that the video does not have any extremely glaring flaws from the get go.

      If the result is to our liking, then we may do more, perhaps in a different way (since the Sandbox consensus was that we should have greater control over videos if we do more in the future). If it is not to our liking (we will have a followup vote once the video is done to determine if the community majority likes or dislikes the video), then we will not be asking for any more videos until we have some indication from FANDOM or other sources that videos in general have improved.

      So we voted, so it shall be…

      The Fallout Petitions regarding Featured Videos (& related Forums) are also relevant.
      TheGoldenPatrik1 wrote:
      Yeah, I'm having second thoughts about this.
      That is good. The video for Controls will be happening provided that FANDOM is willing to do a video for that page, but you will need your skepticism in order to properly scrutinize the video; we do not want videos unless they are satisfactory to our community, so we must have clear judgment when we make community decisions for Featured Videos in the future. Basically; if it turns out that it is not of a quality we would desire, we must not be shy about saying so.
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    • Believe me, I won't be shy. :P

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    • Special:Mypage/common.js

      $('.featured-video-wrapper').remove();


      to hide featured video

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    • +1

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    • FYI lads, I have just sent the request for a Featured Video; be sure to follow the Wiki Updates for reports on its progress!

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    • A FANDOM user
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