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Awakening From a Deep Slumber (Got bored playing Minecraft)

I am back. Who wants to do some stuff? --Magikarp7297, the Wild Card 05:53, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

I may be returning regularly again (got bored playing terraria). i'll keep in touch. --adam02oc 19:41, 18th January 2019 (GMT)

"Do Not Edit" and "Private" Stories

So, does anybody want to do anything about the "do not edit" sign for the Choose Your Own Adventures on this page? Can we remove the signs?

If authors don't want their stories edited, we should respect their wishes and not edit their stories. --Platypus 01:22, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

What about the ones that haven't been edited or updated in a while? I know I did some minor editing on a "do not edit" or "private" story I liked a while back on a story that was practically abandoned a couple years ago. Fixing spelling, link issues, category issues... ya know, that kind of thing. Perhaps "do not edit" stories should become public domain after a period of no activity? --Durzan 17:15, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Big Project: Revamping the Wiki

I think that we need to make a team effort to revamp the wiki and make it more organized.

As part of that, I suggest that the main page could use some cleaning up and reorganization; it is super long and filled with material that is outdated. For instance, the lists of popular stories has several stories that have barely been updated in ages or have been practically abandoned and the quick reference for page length and story status is also somewhat outdated. Cleaning the front page of stories that have been abandoned should be done. Also, I am neither seeing a link to a page with the wiki rules are listed clearly, or a subsection where the rules are listed. That might be something that we should add to the main page.

Here are some of the things that I have done to work towards the goal of cleaning up and improving the Wiki:

  • I have started working on a modified version of the Main Page to act as a proposal for cleaning up and organizing things here. The idea is to clean things up by getting rid of the tables and stuff (the top story lists can be folded into separate pages dealing with each Story Rating), as its the tables and extra formatting that are making the Main Page a bit too long and have a bit of a clusterf*ck in its layout. Feel free to edit it to make it look better, as I am not that good with advanced formatting. Also feel free to start up a discussion on that page to provide more focused feedback.
  • I have also started to make a series of categories and sub-categories to make navigation through the pages a bit easier. For instance, I have established a Reference Database category and Story Ratings subcategory to better organize story categories and sub-categories. For instance, I made a category for PG-13 Stories as a sub-category to Story Ratings and will include all stories that are PG-13 in nature. Before, all stories of a specific rating would be categorized under System Pages... but not anymore! I am currently working on updating the categories of the various story grouping pages.
  • I also improved the organization of this talk page somewhat and plan on archiving any long discussions that I run across, especially if they haven't...
  • I Will update links and categories as I come across them if needed.

Any thoughts or volunteers to help out? I'd like to get some feedback from anyone else who is active here. Will also update and keep you guys posted here

--Durzan 05:52, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

I most definitely agree with Durzan, but not just that but also getting this website more out there! I feel as if this website is pretty much dead, with only a few editors creating their story; while a majority of them start off creating their story but then never add any articles later on and just abandon it. Besides user activity, is there any data that someone can share that shows traffic of people actually visiting and reading all these stories on here? I've been persistently adding to my story for over 4 years now but can't help to think that no one ever reads it.

--117 21:04, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

Alright guys, I finished revamping the main page. Let me know what you think! --Durzan 23:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Need Collaborators for Tales of Illnora

Okay, so I recently started up the Tales of Illnora mega-story. I am working on one specific branch of that story, and I need some people willing to work with me, bounce ideas, improve the writing of existing pages, and so forth.

FYI: Its intended to be an Adult story with multiple branching off points with the common theme of all focusing on story and character development. At this point however, my ideas and goals for the mega-story are somewhat hazy. Having one or more people who are actively contributing to the overarching narrative and premise would be very helpful.

--Durzan 08:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

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