I'm just posting here to notify you that I have just now sent a message to the email address you have associated with this account.
I'm sending this message in addition to the email because I have an unusually low response rate - the email might be in your spam folder! Alternatively, maybe you don't have access to that email address any more? If so - feel free to contact me on Discord.
I am a rather reclusive creature. I don't have Discord, Twitter or the likes. Just not my thing.
OK I found your email. Didn't know we had a Wiki Manager. And while I respect the free ticket I'm gonna have to decline for two reasons:
1. There are lot of "you win free stuff" on internet that's usually fishy and avoid. In fact just this evening some snub on deviantART said I won a $100 voucher if I click this suspicious link. However unlike that guy I believe you are legitimate... but it'll probably involve me spilling contact information which FANDOM can keep to themselves without my consent. I'd rather keep my address, phone number and billing information to myself.
2. Usually when it comes to free cinema tickets, it's usually for specific chains of cinema. What's the point of giving me Odeon Cinema tickets (pressuming this deal is international and not just American) if my nearest Odeon is all the way in Wrexham? It would cost me £15.50 to get to Wrexham and I dunno if I can get return tickets for that distance let alone if I'll arive in time for the movie. Three hour trip to get there and three hours back and with Trains for Wales turning out worse than Arriva I'd rather not put up with over six hours of junctions and if the trains are in service and all that crud. Don't get me wrong it sucks my local cinema can't have latest movies on release date but it's only £5 a ticket.
I don't mind if you pass the ticket to someone else. Hopefully make them happy.
For a self-identified sleuth, the purpose of private messages seems to be lost on you. 😉
While I would prefer not to discuss nor disclose the specifics of the reward scheme in a public forum, where other users might see and feel excluded:
I understand your concerns. It's one reason why I prefer email over Discord, since email addresses are something only staff can see - which can help with reassurance of legitimacy.
This is not a promotion being sponsored by Paramount or any specific cinema chain. It's just a team over a Fandom with a budget that they want to spend. Your local cinema is where they would try to get the ticket.
Thank you for taking the time to respond, though. I will make note your disinterest and the reasons why.
It's OK. Even if you did take it up with my local cinema it probably still be a hassle for both me and your promoters, especially given I doubt my local cinema will air Sonic's movie on release day. Knowing my cinema they'll probably show some soppy romantic movies that day.
Now that I think about it, February 14 is a bad release day for Sonic's film. Wouldn't local cinema's have lovey-dovey movies for Valentines day? Number of people out for date night and so on.
Anyway thanks for the offer of movie tickets but I must politely decline.
I'll give it a ★★☆☆☆ because mostly I dunno how it's suppose to work.
At first I was concerned if I'd be overwhelmed with responding to 3-5 Message Wall threads asking for help over things that were already covered in the wiki's help pages, but so far all I've seen are the occasional threads that say "Greetings from @so-and-so" with a bot posing as @so-and-so writing an automated message under their name. This actually spooked someone who had such Greetings thread made because they did not write it, a bot did posing as them. I guess it would be less personal and more polite if these threads were placed on the greeted mods message wall instead so that the user can talk to the advisor more directly.
Also, I'm not familiar with most of these advisors. Only a few of them have responded to their own thread and checking their post history the only activity they had is in that thread. Does SNN has reserved higher-up users I'm not aware of? That's confusing.
Eitherway at first I wasn't sure how this advisor program operate which is why I was forward to give it a go. I don't imagine myself a teacher to many but I'm still willing to help out anyone if they ask.
Thing is though... they can just do exactly that. Just ask. I don't really see the point in this advisor program thing when new users can just make a thread on discussions or on a message wall if they want to ask something. I know not all wiki's have discussion boards so I imagine the Advisor Program would be more benefitial to wiki's with less than 1,000 or 2,000 pages or lack discussion boards, a way to encourage communities on barren or abandoned wiki's while for thriving communities like SNNs not so much need for it.
Thanks for getting back to me, that's really helpful.
The problem we are trying to solve is that most new users don't just ask. They aren't that likely to reach out in that way to get help and are more likely to just leave if they get stuck. But I'm not sure we've found the answer in this project either. We're gathering the feedback at the moment and looking at what's next :)
The non-admin people you saw being chosen are the "at large" advisors. They are experienced editors from around Fandom who volunteered to be advisors on all wikis (taking part in the experiment). Sorry we didn't explain this to you before!
Ah I see. I guess the reason why new users are reluctant to ask is because they don't want to look like fools, or be ridiculed over what is regarded common or simple. Maybe if this advisor program had it's own discussion board on the Community Forum where advisors can discuss methods, how the advisor program can improove and fresh new users are encouraged to ask their questions there.
I myself don't go to Community Forums much. When I said I'd be an advisor I figured I'd be helping new SNN users than Fandom users in general.
Incidentally, in it's current state I'm not sure how it is suppose to work but I guess it's because I'm imagining it for individual wikia sites than all of them collectively. (Incidentally and unrelated, it would be nice if wikia sites with less than 1,000 articles and less activity. If the Advisor Program can help these abandoned or shriveled wiki's that be great.)
My brother arranged this treasure hunt like thing where I look for clues to find a treasyre chest full of viking gold (chocolate coins). It was fun day and I got to catch up with my brother who rarely visits. It was nice.
Maybe if the cursor was from a Sonic game. So far the only ones that come to mind are Sonic's Schoolhouse and Tiny Chao Garden, but those are probably too obscure for anyone to really know or care why those particular cursors.
Eitherway I don't think SNN needs one because default computer cursor is just fine.
I have aspergers syndrome and I've been admin here for over 10 years. I didn't use my aspergers as a crutch to get me this far on SNN nor will I ever excuse it for my negative actions, which there have been at times I've been out of line.
Autism or not, we have guidelines and rules that everyone is expected to follow, but most admins are leniant around them. Just oblige to the core ones (Don't swear at others or use advertise yours or other websites, don't excessively make threads etc, thinkings that don't make Discussion Board looks ugly to look at) and you'll be fine.
Look Myself, i know you have a heart bc you jumped in at the last second & saved me from everyones anger when i said i wanted tails to appear in my bed at night. Maybe your not such a bad guy after all.
Myself isn't trying to be you or anyones enemy, he's just being a good admin. Admins can be leniant but cant play favourites. If a user is trying to be offensive or there to purposely cause a scene then we will reprement and ban... But sometimes users goof up and do something troubling they really don't mean to do and admins help clear up the mess.
Yeah. you two are really cool. The only problem i have is the fact that over on the Dragon ball wiki, i can put stuff about DuckTales, everyone likes it, but if I put something about Ducktales on here, everyone loses it & it gets deleted. Why can't this place be like that?
We cannot allow off-topic conversations on the daily here. This is the Sonic wiki, not the DuckTales wiki. Such topics would only be preferred to be discussed on the Discord. If everyone just talked off-topic here, why would this be the Sonic wiki in the first place?
Hey Mystic, hope you're doing well today! I just wanted to quickly run this thread by you. Basically, fandom staff want to try out an "Advisor" program for the wiki, where new users can choose to be assigned to a designated advisor to help them learn how to edit the wiki properly and answer their questions. I've spoken to the other admins about it, and nobody is opposed to accepting the proposal. What do you think?
Back in Sandopolis, the desert heat takes a toll on Knuckles, who longs for water and food. He pops his companion into his mouth, but Archimedes escapes using his fire breath. After Archimedes berates his companion, the two press on, but Knuckles is nearly overcome by the desert heart. Just as Knuckles is about to give in, a vision of Knuckles' father Locke appears, offering his son encouragement. The beleaguered pair follow the vision, which leads them to an unexpected oasis in the desert. After recuperating and gathering some supplies, the two continue their trek. They briefly ponder the mysterious circumstance, only to notice the completed Nekronopolis ahead of them. Suddenly, the oasis disappears, leaving them bewildered.
In there, notice the mistake? It says "but Knuckles is nearly overcome by the desert heart".
I think it should say "but Knuckles is nearly overcome by the desert heat".