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BrokenSphere

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August 7, 2008
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HelloEdit

Hi, I'm Wendy, a helper with wikia. You've done a great job filling in content articles on this new wiki! If you have any questions or I can help you set anything up (main page, templates, etc.) please let me know on my talk page. -- Wendy (talk) 19:23, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Edit

Hey, I'm the creator of the Avatar Wiki, known as Matias_arana_10 there, and I was interested in Cameron's next project, so one of the admins, JayBO, and I designed a new logo for this wiki, that you can see here:

Newlogo

If you are interested in using it, leave me a message here. And if I can help you with anything on this wiki, just let me know ;) --BattleAngel ~ Talk 19:36, January 20, 2010 (UTC)

I already uploaded it, so tell me what you think. --BattleAngel ~ Talk 21:06, January 20, 2010 (UTC)

FaviconEdit

Also, I would like to add a favicon, but only admins can do that, so you can upload it with .ico. Here is the favicon: Favicon --BattleAngel 02:08, January 22, 2010 (UTC)

Ad free Edit

Hi! Would you like this wiki to be ad-free? I'm looking for wikis to be part of a new program which would remove all ads from the wiki for $19.95/month.

If you are interested, please be visit here to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions! - sannse@Wikia (Help Forum) (blog) 21:20, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

BadgesEdit

Hey BrokenSphere, have you considered activating the Badges for this wiki? They work amazing in the Avatar Wiki, we should really give them a try, to keep the wiki more active. Tell me what you think. --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk Avatar Wiki 16:45, July 25, 2010 (UTC)

Request for help Edit

Hi BrokenSphere. I just approved your request, and I'm here to follow up with you. You mentioned that you had ideas for the main page, so please share those with me on my talk page. In order to attract more editors, I would also recommend a custom background and logo. I can start on a logo now using a font similar to this cover and/or this cover. For the wiki background, if you know of any large image(s) that you would like to be used, please link me to it/them. If not, I'll see what I can find on the web. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 22:14, July 12, 2011 (UTC)

I made two possible logos. Which one do you like better?
Logo1
Logo2
JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 18:57, July 14, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah I can add the wings. They weren't on that logo I made because I made it from scratch. I grabbed the wings from the 2nd issue cover and added them to the previous logo. Check it out:

Logo3

I'll start on the background next, going with option #2 (Next Generator on the left and Cat's Skill on the right). When it's ready, I'll show you a preview. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 19:32, July 14, 2011 (UTC)
Got a preview ready for you to look at - link. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 23:47, July 14, 2011 (UTC)
Check out this new preview using those suggestions you mentioned. Nevermind, I just realized that I forgot to crop out some of the original image on the left image. Me = FAIL, heh. I'll fix that and have the real new preview ready as soon as I can. If I don't do it over the weekend (I work M-F), to make up for thinking I was done when I wasn't, then I'll have it done early Monday. That said, if you click that link, just imagine it with the character (Alita?) properly cropped and let me know if you prefer the background this way. Enjoy your weekend! JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 00:39, July 16, 2011 (UTC)
Here's the correct new preview with the left image's background fully cropped, and with it moved to the left as you suggested. I'll be back to work tomorrow (Monday) to wrap up the wiki background and start working on the other things. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 19:22, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
As you requested, I uploaded the background from the newest preview (as you can see). I also uploaded a favicon made from Alita's head as it appears in the image on the right side of the background. Favicons can take up to 24 hours to update (on the browser tab), but you see the image now here. Also, if you want to "lock" the background so that it doesn't scroll with page, let me know and I'll add the line of CSS code to do it. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 16:45, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
I think that spot was from the dark shading on her forehead from the original image. I manually tweaked it and uploaded a new version here. Compare it with the previous one. If you want to try touching up the favicon yourself, the free program I used is IcoFX. About the black border, it's only one pixel wide, so it can't be made any smaller, but it can be removed if you want. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 19:49, July 18, 2011 (UTC)
By "lock it in" do you mean just keep this background, or do you mean lock the image's position so it doesn't scroll with the page? I can easily do that if you want. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 16:18, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
Locked background position = done. As for SEO, I just checked the wiki's current google rank for those three keywords/phrases you listed using a Firefox plug-in called Rank Checker (for non-personalized results). The ranks it shows are close to what you stated originally: "Battle Angel Alita" = 8 (near bottom of first page), "Battle Angel" = 14 (middle of second page), and "Gunnm" = 22 (near top of third page). Looking at the main page, I can see that what you're currently doing is good for SEO (main topics are linked to and the links are bold). To improve the rank for "Gunnm", you might want to try adding "Gunnm" to the "Another Stories" link and see if the wiki's rank for that keyword rises over time. Also, I've heard that having a lot of links on the main page can hurt your rank, so my only other suggestion would be to remove the animangafooter template, since there are a LOT of links on it, and see if that helps the rank for those keywords/phrases over time. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 16:55, July 19, 2011 (UTC)
Yeah it would be unfortunate that many of those wikis have that footer on their main page, IF it's actually bad for SEO. Like I said, it's just something I've heard. I haven't seen any solid evidence. If you remove the footer and don't see any improvement in your google rank after a significant amount of time (a month or so I guess), then that rumor might be false, and you might as well put the footer back. SEO is a very tricky thing, and only Google themselves know exactly what helps and what doesn't, and they aren't sharing that secret unfortunately. JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 17:24, July 19, 2011 (UTC)

The only other suggestions I have would be to create pages for the broken/red links on the main page - Ashen Victor, Other Media, etc. Also, it might be a good idea to add more Battle Angel content links to MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation. Currently half of the menus are for pages that aren't directly about Battle Angel. If you could get all those non-content links down to one drop down menu and fill the other 3 with missing content links, such as Gunnm Other Stories, locations, organizations, etc., I think that would be more helpful for visitors navigating the wiki. Keep up the great work! JoePlay WikiaStaff.png (talk) 18:41, July 21, 2011 (UTC)

Change of structure Edit

Hi, I'm Marcaurelix. I have a question. Would it be ok that in the pages with characters and subjects that appear in both BAA and LO, we could differentiate between Battle Angel Alita, the Original Ending, and Last Order, instead of just BAA and LO. I think that this structure will be more accessable to other people.

For example, in the History section of a character, it would have the following structure:

History

and under history

Battle Angel Alita

Original Ending

Last Order

--83.61.36.48 21:26, June 15, 2012 (UTC)

HG Wiki blockEdit

This is about the HG. I know I'm underage. But why does my IP address have to be banned? Maturity matters more then age. I know I should be banned from chat, but not IP address. Please reply to me here: thecapitolsrevenge.wikia.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by Troysgreenipod10 (talkcontribs) 04:41, September 12, 2012‎

Greetings!Edit

Hey there BrokenSphere!

My name is Jorge and I am on Wikia's Community Development team. We recently noticed your wiki get some much deserved attention and thought we would let you know that, if you want it, we are here to help.

I wanted to make you aware of a few resources you can consult to help your wiki continue to grow. Wikia has a large Help Wiki, Admin Tools Wiki, and User Coding & Customization Forum.

If you are looking for some friendly help on making a custom skin or wordmark, refreshing your mainpage, or just adding great content, please leave a message for me on my talk page, with "Wiki Assistance" in the subject line. I would be happy to assist you.

Best, Jorge @Wikia(profile)•(talk) 17:25, September 25, 2012 (UTC)

Hunger Games wiki blockEdit

EHmmm hi, you blocked my IP on HG wiki. My brother made the two new accounts (The King Squire and The King Squire 2 for another wiki). Yeh and my sister made her account (FantasyDreamer). Yeh, I really wanna be unblocked as I love THG wiki. I have been there 7 months, and I just dont wanna be stopped from editing my games. Please. I just got them to vote in a poll, well my brother since my sister actually wants to join. Can you please sort this, as I have been a constant editor for ages. Please.

Doo Doo Doo Doo..... 16:39, December 12, 2012 (UTC)


Thanks so much, I asked him. he said keep The King Squire 2, and apparently its for CHB RP. For him and a friend to use.

Doo Doo Doo Doo..... 16:52, December 12, 2012 (UTC)


Ehmm my account is still blocked. And I have no clue what to do.

Doo Doo Doo Doo..... 17:07, December 12, 2012 (UTC)


Thanks, its all sorted out now.

Doo Doo Doo Doo..... 17:24, December 12, 2012 (UTC)

WikiEdit

Hello BrokenSphere I am very disappointed that you had to step down from THG Wiki to do other wikis. I know have a general idea that you are the only one working on this wiki (excuse me if I am wrong) I just only see you editing. So I was wondering if their is anything I can do to help you here :).

Thanks {{SUBST:User:Kaaitlyn/autosig}} 17:23, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

Sure I would love to help you around here just tell me if their are stuff to fix and I will get right on it! {{SUBST:User:Kaaitlyn/autosig}} 20:10, March 17, 2013 (UTC)

HelpEdit

Hello, I don't think you know me since you weren't here when I joined. I'm from The Hunger Games Wiki, I am very sorry you had to step down to other Wiki's, suprisingly I have read and enjoyed this series. I was wondering I am able to help you out on this wiki? Thanks. —Atelda1001

Image Edit

Hi, BrokenSphere!

The image is being used for the Promote feature. As near as I could tell it was an official image, but after digging some more, it looks like a couple artists are claiming credit for it. It's something that can easily be changed, however - so just drop me a line and let me know and I'll get it done ;) Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:19, August 2, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much for the links. I'll take a look through the images and update the promote image :) Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 16:07, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

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