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An announcement regarding the running of the Uncharted Wiki

  • Hey everyone,

    The wiki has been pretty calm for months now, and that's most likely because we have recieved very little Uncharted news for a while. However, I'm sure once E3 hits and Uncharted 4 eventually drops, this site will be as lively as it has been in the past.

    Which is why I'm making this announcement now. Since Klock101 left in September of 2012, I took over as head admin here. 'Head admin' isn't an official term, but in other words someone who oversees the running of the wiki, edits on a regular basis and organises the other admins. I first started editing here back in 2010 and have loved being part of something that has grown and grown. The wiki as it is today is the best I've ever seen it and that is owed to many great editors over the years.

    However now I have decided to step down from this position. This is because things for me have become much more busy and I have much less free time on my hands than I did three years ago. I still love Uncharted and still love editing, but I feel there must be someone out there with a similar level of passion that can put forward the commitment that the wiki deserves.

    Thus, I am puting out a request for anyone interested in becoming the head admin or, in other terms, the bureaucrat. I also welcome my fellow admins in helping me make the decision, or even to put themselves forward. I am not expecting there to be a high influx of replies just yet, but hopefully in due course someone suitable will put themselves foward. Here's the sorts of things I'll be looking for:

    - A passion for Uncharted

    - A background of extensive, high quality edits. These do not necessarily have to have been made on the Uncharted Wiki

    - The ability to consistently check the Wiki for spam (something I admit I have been failing to do recently) and answer queries from other users

    - Someone who can ensure the Wiki is kept up-to-date and organised, especially regarding any details on Uncharted 4

    - Someone who will enjoy it! If all this sounds like a grueling process to you, then perhaps it wouldn't be a good idea to give it a go. However, being an admin on the Uncharted Wiki is a great way to share your knowledge on Uncharted and hear the voices of many other Uncharted fans! I for one have greatly enjoyed the experience. 

    Furthermore, this offer is not purely for a 'head admin'. I would also welcome instead one or two more admins to add to our already hard-working team who can all work together to ensure this site is kept going. 

    So, there you have it. I'm not saying I'm going to completely disappear. Up until I have appointed a replacement, or at least a formidable team, I will be checking and maintaining the wiki as often as I can. Even after that, I'm sure I will still be helping out once Uncharted 4 eventually drops and may even remain as a more 'backseat' admin if my time frees up a little.

    Finally, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has made this Wiki what it is today. I won't name any names, but those who have been here long enough know who I am talking about.

    I look forward to hearing from some of you over the next few months!

    Samuelcd 

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    • That's unfortunate to hear; as well as the rest of the admin team being inactive. If you don't mind, I'm interested in taking up the position (although, only administrator, if you see fit). I understand last time I request, I didn't stay exactly active, but with the new game up and coming and my experience on Wikia and being a Star, I'm sure I will find more uses to produce here around the wiki, especially since the most active admin is stepping down. I'd appreciate any consideration, and I'll do what I can for the wiki in the upcoming year.

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    • Hey NinjaFatGuy. I've had a look at your editing history on some of your other wikis and it looks pretty good. As you say, the main problem last time wasn't the quality of edits but your inactivity.

      I will definitely consider adding you to our admin team, and hopefully a couple more too. I won't change any rights yet as I'm going to leave the spaces open for a while to see how many more requests come in. This could be a few months yet, as I want to give everyone the chance to see the message before decisions are made. Feel free to help out editing here in the meantime, if you want.

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    • No problem, I understand. I'll try and stop by and update the wiki when more U4 information comes along. Thanks!

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    • Hey man, I've decided to go ahead and give you the rights now, as there isn't much point in delaying it. You've proven yourself here and on other Wikis. Don't worry about being too active at the moment, but checking back here whenever you can is good just to catch the odd vandal. When Uncharted 4 news really starts to drop (E3 is not long away) is really when I'm going to need you round here the most. 

      Hopefully soon we will get some more admins to join you! Any questions, just ask! 

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    • Thanks, and no problem. I'll try and help here as much as I can, especially when more drops for Uncharted 4 comes along. Thanks again!

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    • NFG's a great choice. I've never seen him do any less than terrific work, both here and elsewhere.

      In relation to Samuel's OP, I should mention that I will also be gone, quite possibly for good. In addition to technical issues keeping me from editing recently, I really don't have the time anymore to edit/moderate a wiki, and I can't see any point in the future when I will again.

      In addition to that, I'm really not keen on Wikia. Their sites have become horribly bloated, and the advertisements everywhere are just horrendous. There's a big difference between supporting yourself with ad revenue and what they're currently doing.

      With that in mind, I want to say that I'm still immensely proud of this wiki, and what everyone has achieved here over the years. When I first signed up here (seven years ago!) it had barely 30 pages. Now it's the Uncharted Wiki. It's the wiki that the other attempted Uncharted Wiki's aspired to be (largely by stealing most of their information and sources from our articles).

      Anyway, enough about that. I just want to thank everyone again for both their friendship and hard work over the years. The Uncharted community is awesome, be they on the Naughty Dog forums (RIP), PlayStation forums, or wherever they may find themselves in the future.
      I'll always be available via PSN, so if anyone ever wants to get in touch or play U4 when it comes out, drop me a line there. I'll be happy to hear from you!

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    • It's a shame to see you depart, Klock. It's been a pleasure working with you over on TLOU Wiki, and anywhere else. Unfortunately, I've been slowing down a bit for the same reasons; Wikia is getting ready for a turn for the worst, from trying to do everything mobile to having horrible design structures. Nonetheless, thanks for the kind words and all of your help, and if you'd like in return, feel free to drop me a message on PSN (same name as here).

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    • I don't mind being whichever admin space really, it's a cool thing to be. I've got some edits on the way that I remembered through school, and I'm practically always on my laptop. It is unfortunate to hear that you're stepping down, but good that you'll still be editing. I've been playing the Uncharted series to death recently, so if anyone wants to add me on PSN, 'paulomac420' (damn naming bet cost me everything...)

      P.S. If we want to add Uncharted: Fight For Fortune (the card game spin-off... thing on the Vita) I have a bit to offer on it

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    • InfiniteSheldor wrote:
      I don't mind being whichever admin space really, it's a cool thing to be. 

      Hey Infinite Sheldor. I probably should have been a bit clearer in my message to you. While it is great that you're so eager, I can't make you an admin with only 10 edits. However, if you prove yourself with a high quantity and quality of edits over the next few months, you'll definitely be considered.

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    • Klock101 wrote:


      I'll always be available via PSN, so if anyone ever wants to get in touch or play U4 when it comes out, drop me a line there. I'll be happy to hear from you!

      Ok Klock, it's good to hear from you. I'm sure I'll be up for playing some U4 next year! It's been great editing with you over the years.

      As for anyone else, my PSN is the same as here. I am barely on nowadays but feel free to drop me a request for future. 

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    • Samuelcd1997 wrote:
      InfiniteSheldor wrote:
      I don't mind being whichever admin space really, it's a cool thing to be. 
      Hey Infinite Sheldor. I probably should have been a bit clearer in my message to you. While it is great that you're so eager, I can't make you an admin with only 10 edits. However, if you prove yourself with a high quantity and quality of edits over the next few months, you'll definitely be considered.

      I guessed that, which is why I wrote-

      No wait, forgot that. The 10-edit thing was something I meant to write there, along with that I'd try to make as high-quality edits. I'll try to do that. I'll also try not to forget things next time :P

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    • Are you guys still looking for help? 

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    • Hi NerdAlert123. I'm no longer an admin here, but if you ask Raziel Reaper, I'm sure he will let you know.

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