Recently I just discovered what the Wiki feature was for. And upon searching, most seem to not know what its purpose is and therefore don't care about it. Never fear, I'm here. It's been approximately never since I wrote an informative Статья so Ты are all in for quite the treat! "It's a glorified article."
I've seen several Комментарии that Wikis are a "glorified article", insinuating that what Ты can and would
put in a Wiki, Ты can and would put in an article. That is simply not true. See below for example.
Above is what Ты can do with an article. That is noticeably missing when Ты go to create a Wiki for a very simple reason. Wikis are strictly informational.
For arguments' sake, I have tried to put the information I would put in a Wiki in an actual Статья to Показать the difference. The result is below.
Okay Heather, Ты make an excellent point as always. But what DO I put in a Wiki?
This just does not look right.
Thank you. And as I've сказал(-а) before, make Wikis informational. Think of Wikipedia + Wikia (a fandom spinoff of Wikipedia which ultimately is what Fanpop is going for here.) This would especially be easy (or difficult depending on your POV) for tv Показать clubs. I have already made a total of 5 Wikis for 2 different tv shows, and I've only just begun. There is a wealth of knowledge out there to inform current and potential Фаны of.
Improper use of Wikis
I can't tell Ты how many times I have found a club on here for a character, tv show, movie, или celebrity and wanted to learn еще about them only to have to open up another tab and Google it for еще information myself. Think of how much foot traffic that has Остаться в живых Fanpop, when it could all be easily accessed right here!
(More) proper use of Wikis
Here are some ideas of Wikis Ты could make for клубы Ты are in: TV Shows
- A page for each season, episode, and character Movie
- A page for each character, and spinoffs/sequels Actor/Actress
- A page for characters they have played, tv and Фильмы they appeared in Musician
- A page for each album Awesome! What's to stop people from copy/pasting from Wikipedia/Wikia?
Nothing. But it doesn't mean you
should. Not entirely anyway. I copy/pasted summaries for tv episodes for my Wikis but I also didn't take the easy way out and just c/p everything into a Wiki and call it a day. I went the route of Wikia and took screencaps to accompany my words. Take a look at the world's leading Wikia page link
. Where I got my inspiration.
A Wiki I created for one season of a tv show.
We at Fanpop like images. I think anyway. There's nothing that says Wikis have to be a pile of informative words. Make it fun for the fan! Here are some Ссылки to Wikis I have already made so Ты can see first hand for yourself. I have only just begun tweaking with this and I can think of so much I could add just to one season page. One annoying thing about Wikis is that if Ты Загрузить an image, it uploads automatically to the club sans keywords/credit. Hopefully this gets fixed. link link Thanks Heather! This was very helpful. I'm off to watch John Wick now.
You're welcome ;) TL;DR version
Make your Wikis informational, opinion pieces and lists don't belong there!