Hey there! I was hoping to bring up a small matter with you - the name of the wiki. I notice that pretty much everywhere around the wiki we're "West Wing Wiki", but in just the wordmark we're "The West Wing Wiki"; obviously I understand the discrepancy here, but I was wondering if you might have any aversion to me removing the "The" from the wordmark? It'd just bring some overall cohesion to the wiki, especially as it's seen from every page.
Hello, I was wondering what the nature of the fanbase was. I am doing research on the fans because I want to write an article about the fandom, but even though I am a fan myself I don't know many other fans. So I am asking you right now whether you think the fans are healthy or toxic, in the majority or minority. How much of the fanbase is fair-minded, and how much of them are bad tempered. I believe you would know better than most.
I'm actually not that much part of the fandom of this show, but there still is some activity on tumblr from what I've seen, and from research into the show, I've come message boards and fanfiction sites that seemed to be a big part of it.
It feels like it's been quite some time since I've contributed here but I thought I might reach out and ask how it's been.
Beyond that, I was also wondering if you happened to be on Discord by chance? From my own time on Fandom, I've noticed it come into use within several Fandom sites as well as a fairly active one I serve as an administrator on. With that being said, I've personally found it to be useful when applied with high traffic wikis like the aforementioned one.
However, I mainly bring it up because I've enjoyed its ability to sustain text-based roleplay communities as well. I mention that because I recently created a U.S. political-themed server that I believed could possibly draw your own interest. While admittedly in early stages, I sort of aim for it to be like a West Wing/House of Cards mashup. Regardless, I'd love for you to check it out, if possible.
Hey there, I'm MakeShift, and I've been assigned to the West Wing Wiki as your Wiki Manager! I'm here to help you guys and act as a sort of "liaison" between you and full-time Fandom staff, and to generally help you make sure your wiki's in tip-top shape.
Also, while I'm introducing myself, I might bring up Fandom's latest project, in case you're unfamiliar with it, the Unified Community Platform, or UCP. In how the UCP affects the general user, the project will seek to make editing and getting around wikis a whole lot easier, so it's nothing but an upgrade in terms of editing and content creation, and a bonafide benefit to all.
I'll be here during the whole process and well past it to help with any concerns you guys might have, so by all means don't hesitate to contact me if you need an assist!
Thank you for the kind message, I appreciate it! :)
There are so many articles on this site that many people have built over the years and I want to organise the site so the info is most easily findable.
I was wondering if you might want to weigh in on something (totally fine if you don't have an opinion or want to reply!): Over the years, various admins have vacillated between an 'in-universe' take on categories where everyone's gathered in a 'People' category, or 'Characters', 'Main', 'Guests' etc.
What do you think? Any preferences or thoughts? :)
In my opinion, I think "Characters" would work better than "People" in regards to in-universe characters. Otherwise, "Main" and "Guest" should be secondary. I hope that serves as somewhat useful advice.
Thanks, I came to the same conclusion, so I think we'll proceed with characters and minimise other typical categories eg. 'recurring' or 'guest', as there are so many job-subcategories that cover those.