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Weekly Update 2/9/17

Ursuul February 9, 2017 User blog:Ursuul

Welcome to Weekly Updates! This is to be the first of many such updates, and will be longer than most. Without further ado, lets get into the new changes on the Wiki! I definitely didn’t steal this idea from the Elder Scrolls Wiki.

Foreword

This is to be the place where any recent changes to Diep.io will be listed each week. Sadly, we have no new changes this week, & likely won’t for some time if current trends hold. However, whenever we do get changes from now on, it will show up in this spot.

Foreword

This will be the place where contests, projects, & infrastructural changes to the Wiki will be announced.

Franken Forums are almost ready

You asked for Franken Forums, & ye shall receive. There are still two more boards to set up, Message Wall Greetings to turn into Guidelines, Forum Tags to apply to each account, profile pictures to upload (feel free to submit profile picture suggestions for each board), & a few other minor details to take care of, but they will all be done by Sunday. On Sunday, the Franken Forums will be fully armed & operational ready for use. I suggest that you continue to use the Regular Forum for as long as you can, but start trying out the Franken Forum soon, maybe do a few forum games there. Once the old Forums go, that will be the best place to discuss things.

Wordmark Contest is going strong

I’m mightily impressed by all the fantastic submissions we have so far. Keep it going lads, submissions can be entered in the contest until February 25th; be sure to go vote for your favorites!

Ghost Tournament

The Tourney is full & progressing semi-smoothly. Kudos to SuperRobot & Nobellion for their efforts to organize & initiate this tournament.

Unlike the previous tournament however, only the Champion will receive a Medal; no more second-place awards. I apologize for announcing this now & not earlier, but I was away, & we must restrict the issuing of Medals (read more in Wiki Policy News section).

Top 10 Lists have been disabled

Top 10 Lists are being deprecated by Fandom, meaning they will be going away forever. When I learned of this, I checked through the Namespaces & found that we had no existing Top 10s. Since Top 10s are going away anyway, & since we had none, I decided to disable the feature early. If, for some reason, you really wanted to make a Top 10 List, then I suggest checking out my rather short blog on the Mope.io Wiki, wherein I demonstrate different uses of polls that many are not aware of as a form of replacement for Top 10s (you can also make your own Top 10 on that Wiki, since they haven’t been disabled yet).

Miscellaneous Additions

  • Back-To-Top-Button has been installed site-wide.
  • New Tabber Templates, {{DetailStart}} & {{DetailStop}}, have been imported from the Once Upon A Time Wiki & customized to fit our theme; it’s the little box you are reading now. Documentations for those templates will be up by Friday for anyone who wants to use them. Many thanks to the very skilled Administrators over there who wrote the source code, which I used to make the current design.
  • The Staff Blog Module has been changed to showcase three blogs instead of two.
  • Our Discord Module has been reprioritized so that it will appear last instead of first.
  • The Favicon was updated.

Foreword

This is the area where any rule changes, promotions to Staff, Staff Announcements, or other governmental news will be shared each week. This week we have many, many changes, but in the future they will be quite rare.

Monthly Sandbox (Important)

Starting on Saturday, February 25th, & repeating each month afterward (although we may do it twice a month if it’s popular enough), I will be hosting an open Forum in the Chat, for sixty minutes. This is the time when anyone who is interested in suggesting new rules/rule changes, requesting new features, asking questions, or otherwise having your voices heard directly by myself & other Administrators, may come to do so. All Wiki Users are invited to attend, & Admins & Wiki Staff are encouraged to be there to help with the discussion.

After the 60 minute Chat Forum is over, & this is the part I think people will want to show up for, we will all head to a Sandbox server & we will have a fun Diep.io gaming session together. The session will last as long as people are still in the server, & it ends when everyone is gone. I will personally attend for the first hour at least, & there are NO RULES. Future Sandbox’s may be held in different game modes, but the first will be in Sandbox.

New Announcement Policies

No longer will random announcements be on the Staff Blog. We are optimizing all the regular announcements & news into this new format; Weekly Updates. From now on, every Friday (I know today is Thursday bite me) there will be a blog such as this which will summarize all of the new happenings on or about the Wiki.

New Blog Policies

Henceforth, I am removing all non-Admin Staff from the Staff Bloglist; their blogs will no longer show up there. Instead, because compiling weekly News for the Wiki is quite time-consuming, I am creating a new Title; the News Team.

News Team? What the heck are you on about Ursuul?

Essentially I am plagiarizing the Elder Scrolls Wiki once again, & am going to have a group of users similar to their group of the same name. They are a group of users who help Administrators to compile the News that has occurred each week. Anyone can join this team, not just Staff. The details of the Team, requirements to join, & their functionality are still being worked out. Expect a more detailed description of the group, how to join, what they do, & what privileges they shall receive in next week’s update blog.

Until Then

Until we have the details worked out, I am aggressively encouraging all Administrators (lookin’ at you SR) to stop posting to the Staff Blog, effective immediately. Next Friday there will be another update with info about the team & who will be in charge of running the news. For the moment, if you have a piece of news that you think should be included in next week’s update, leave me a message on my Message Wall or on my Talk Page & I will see about including it. If you’re interested in joining, then I would simply point you at Nobellion, who I think will definitely be invited to join the Team. His recent initiatives to organize the Ghost Tournament were exceptionably commendable, something I hope more people will try to emulate should they have the same level of expertise.

New Staff Rules

I’ve just finished writing the Staff Rules. I felt I needed to do this so as to call out a certain few individuals (you know who you are) as well as to put the formerly unspoken rules out into the open. All Staff are heavily encouraged to read it, as it contains all of the rules you need to follow. In the future there will be a section for the News Team, but for now it only addresses the current Staff. If you are a Staff member & would like to change any of these rules, please leave any suggestions you have on the Talk Page; all feedback is appreciated.

Demotions

A couple of our staunch Wikians, both of whom I consider my friends, are being demoted for inactivity today. They simply weren’t able or aren’t willing to spend much of their time on the Wiki anymore, & thus are, in my judgment, unfit to remain on Staff. Though it pains me to see them go, today I will be demoting Teamerz & Finale. They gave excellent service, & both were once Administrators at one point, but their time is up.

Besides these two, I believe we may have to sharply curb our new Staff. Some are not particularly active, & now that I have returned we no longer need five interns. Many individuals will lose their rights over the next week, but I promise it will be nothing like the Purges of old.

Medals

Medals are no longer cumulative. If you earn Tier 2, Tier 2 is all you get. You don’t get both Tier 1 & 2. Besides that, Medals given out for Tournaments should only be given to Winners. This is because Medals need to mean something, they need to be special things that have value; giving them out willy-nilly devalues them, & so they will be issued more rarely in the future.

Foreword

Any future goals for the Wiki will be listed here each week, as will updates for previously mentioned but not yet implemented goals.

Revamped Main Page

Expect the Main Page to undergo drastic changes in the future. This is the next project I will be undertaking as soon as the News Team is all worked out.

Monobook Theme

Our Monobook skin is woefully derelict, & quite ugly if I do say so myself. I will eventually get around to customizing it as soon as I’ve learned some more CSS. This project will be my test run for the next project…

New Theme

This is an idea I’ve been playing with for a while, & I think I’m going to go through with it as soon as I have the CSS knowledge necessary; the Theme is being revamped. The details are still fuzzy, because it won’t be for a while, but it will definitely be updated. The current plan is to keep as close to the current theme as much as possible, while still adding a more sleek, modern look to it, such as the Wings of Fire Wiki or the Geometry Dash Wiki. If you have any suggestions for the theme, I suggest making a petition thread detailing your ideas. They will be considered.

Foreword

Polls about each bit of news will be held here each Week, to see what people think about them. Feel free to vote!

Polls

Changelog Polls
How bummed are you that we don’t have any Diep.io Updates?
 
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The poll was created at 12:22 on February 9, 2017, and so far 12 people voted.

Wiki Event News Polls
Are you excited to try out the Franken Forum?
 
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The poll was created at 12:26 on February 9, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
How do you feel about the new Wordmark?
 
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The poll was created at 12:28 on February 9, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
How do you feel about the Ghost Tournament?
 
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The poll was created at 12:30 on February 9, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
How do you feel about Top 10 Lists going away?
 
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The poll was created at 12:32 on February 9, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

Wiki Policy News Polls
How do you feel about the Monthly Sandbox?
 
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The poll was created at 12:34 on February 9, 2017, and so far 12 people voted.
How do you feel about the New Announcement Policy?
 
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The poll was created at 12:36 on February 9, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
How do you feel about the new Blog Policies?
 
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The poll was created at 12:38 on February 9, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.
How do you feel about the two demotions?
 
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The poll was created at 13:05 on February 9, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
How do you feel about the New Medals Policy?
 
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The poll was created at 13:31 on February 9, 2017, and so far 7 people voted.

Future Plans Polls
How do you feel about the Main Page being changed?
 
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The poll was created at 12:47 on February 9, 2017, and so far 11 people voted.
How do you feel about the Monobook Theme change?
 
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The poll was created at 12:49 on February 9, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.
How do you feel about the New Theme?
 
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The poll was created at 13:59 on February 9, 2017, and so far 5 people voted.


Addendum
As a side note, since this doesn’t really fit into any of the main tabs, I would like to encourage any users who know different languages to help out some of our Foreign Language Diep.io Wiki Allies. If anyone knows Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Polish, Turkish, Korean, Portuguese, or Japanese, be sure to head over to the Diep.io Wiki in that language to help out! If you know a language not listed here, then feel free to make your own; we will support you every step of the way. If you want more info, read this blog by Captain Hayden.

Cheers,
~
Ursuul.



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