It’s been a momentous week lads. While not much occurred in quantity, it portends many new things to come in the future, & soon our Wiki will be changed forever.
Wiki Event News
As you likely already know, there was a proposal happening here and on DCoW about whether our two Wikis should Merge into one, as happened with the “Official Diep.io Wiki” back in October of 2016. By combining our Wikis into one, we can all move forward with increased views, centralized content, and a stronger community. The polls have now closed, and the Merge is going forward.
Sandboxes & Weekly Updates
Due to the immensity of the Merge Project before us, if it is to initiate, it will consume the majority of the Administration’s time and resources. This means that Sandboxes can be cancelled, WUs can be late, contests can be put on hold, and other regular occurrences may become delayed or break down. Smoother functioning of the Wiki would be restored after the Merge was completed.
- Written by Ursuul
Wiki Policy News
New Fanon Policies
Current Policies shall remain in effect and override any imported Policies from DCoW, but in areas where our Policies do not cover, namely the Fanon areas of the Wiki, Fanon Policies will govern the organization of pages and repercussions for Policy-violations. They are not fully operational, and shall be reviewed and rewritten by DCoW community leaders, but soon they will be in full effect.
New Staff Members
Staff from DCoW are to become Staff here very soon, and they shall be held to the same Staff Policies as all others. However, imported Staff would answer first to Zathsu until such a time as they are demoted or until they are released for supervision by all Bureaucrats. At first, leadership would be shared by Ursuul and Zathsu until another system was agreed upon.
- Zathsu — Bureaucrat here who will become active, thus a Senior Moderator.
- Teamerz — Admin on DCoW to become a Junior Admin here.
- Chapsteck4yurlipis — Admin on DCoW to become a Junior Admin here.
- Graviatar — Discussions Moderator on DCoW to become a Junior Moderator here.
- Tacocat247 — Chat Moderator on DCoW to become a Sentinel here.
- FallenBooster — Chat Moderator on DCoW to become a Sentinel here.
- Written by Ursuul
The Great Merge Tech Overview
Although more will be explained in detail in the Merge Outline, it can be said here that the Merge is not an easy process. Much work will be required, although they will largely be handled by admins and bots. If you're curious as to what the massive process will entail, head over to the Merge Outline with the link below.
This Wiki will soon have three Custom namespaces enabled for housing Fanon content from DCoW. They will be just like normal articles, only with a prefix in front. All told, roughly 3,000 pages will be contained therein, and so they will become an extremely important part of our Wiki.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Ursuul and Banarama, Categories have been cleaned up in preparation for the influx of new articles and the new main page. Just for a taste of what’s new, you can check out Gameplay & Tanks to see the new sections created.
Main Page Redesign
Thanks again to Ursuul and Banarama, the Main Page will also soon be receiving a thorough do-over. The old "Twin Modules" will be thrown out, and replaced by bold new icons linking to major sections of the Diep.io Wikia, including Fanon. Look out for an exciting redesign as the Merge begins!