Hello! I'm Sannse, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. I'm contacting you as the most recently active admin. Hopefully you can pass this on to others as needed.
One project that we're excited about launching is an initiative to pair newly registered users with experienced advisors (which they can choose from). These advisors would be available for answering basic editing questions and guiding appropriate edits, in the hope that these users will become active in the local community.
Why do this, rather than rely on admins and moderators? We've seen from research and experience (both from Wikipedia) that establishing a human bond with a peer "senpai" or mentor can have a better effect on the comfort of the newcomer, especially where the high volume of edits may cause the quick response of rollbacks rather than taking the time to walk new editors through their early work. While some communities do take that time and care among their leaders, we feel an additional level might put new users at ease and help them be more comfortable with editing. Ultimately, we feel like this project will either free up some time for admins and moderators, or designate them as approachable welcomers to talk to and guide new users. We want to see how effective this is on a relatively small number of communities and see if Fandom's results are consistent with those experienced on Wikipedia. If they are, we may pursue expanding the pilot program and perhaps seeking to build it into a core part of the new platform.
Here's what we would wish for your community to agree to:
At least one volunteer advisor, acting as an advisor and advocate helping newcomers. For the most part, this means responding to questions that newcomers leave the advisor in Discussions. Sometimes this may mean the advisor interacts with admins and moderators to address concerns regarding the newcomer. We have some advisors-at-large (those not tied to the local community, but available as fallbacks) already, but if you have ideas on who you might want to represent you in this role (or if you'd like to do so yourself!), feel free to contact me on my Wall.
Discussions / Feeds. Your community must have this active for the current solution to work. This is the primary method in which advisors have open communication with the users that choose them. We also recommend a Feeds channel of “Help Desk” where the communications can be placed, if you do not have a similar channel.
A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. If you are currently participating in the MyDashboard program, there will be a card there to interact with an advisor.
We are testing this for the next two months, and will see what the future of the program is thereafter. Is this a program you would feel comfortable with placing on your community?
I was wondering if I might suggest absorbing the somewhat paltry "Buck (RDR 2)" page into the more substantial "Deer (RDR 2)" page. Although they do offer some different items when skinned, (e.g., different hides; antlers from the buck,) they have more than enough major and minor details in common that I think a good argument could be made for merging the two articles, something I think would be relatively easy to do. There are, of course, precedents for articles covering both sexes of a single species: the "Elk (RDR 2)" and "Moose" articles are both good examples of this. Of course, I will defer to your decision, whatever it may be, but I do think my proposal would streamline the user's search for information on both animals.
I’ve had a look at ways in which the pages can be merged, the current potential that both of these pages have for adding content, and I am leaning against it.
While it may seem illogical, on the face of it, to have a different page for each of the deer sexes, there are enough differences between them to warrant a page for each. For example, both have a different infobox image, both have a different map for where they are located (bucks are present in New Austin whereas deer are not, for instance) and both yield different parts when they are skinned. Also, both have a different compendium entry, and having both on the page would be a problem.
A merged page would require so many tabs that they may as well stay as they are, not to mention the matter of what the page would be called. I’m sorry this is not the answer you wanted, but as the game treats them as different animals (even though they’re technically not), which is not the case with the moose and elk, it’s better for them to have a page each. As such, no change will be made for the time being.
Trivial but true. They deserved their place. What is the point of a wiki if the stuff we put in it is not considered, especially when it is verified? (i am talking about the Mexican lawmen and the Reyes' Rebels pages, not the characters with unknown names :P I don't know how to find their names and i was hoping that creating the pages might help)
I changed more than just the name. I clarified that the Uniformed Lawnen works in Escalera, not Chuparosa. I was astonished when i found out but it's true. I also pointed out that Federales refered to the Army, not the Rurales.