Hey, just to let you know, this reads more like the sort of thing you'd have on your user profile. (In other words, despite being in 3rd person, it reads like a personal bio rather than a wiki entry.) I was clicking around in the "fans" category and didn't really see any one entry that looked like a perfect example of a page, because they're all sort of half-hearted so far (many are just barebones), but I think there are several that at least give a better idea of what should go here. Speranza and Rachael Sabotini seem to have a fairly decent amount of info. But basically it should be stuff that you've done in fandom, rather than your life history of fannishness, if that distinction makes sense. Whenever I get around to making a page for myself, I'd want to mention the Digimon website I ran, the fact that I'm the archivist for Master/Apprentice, any fests or comms I've run/founded (all of which have been half-assed, alas), the transfic masterlist I keep. I'd leave significant works up to someone else to fill in, as I'm not sure what, exactly I've written that's significant. But you can do that yourself, too. --Kyuuketsukirui 12:51, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
- I find the whole user/fan thing very bimyo (why it is split that way). Taking myself seriously makes myself blush *preblushes* You have good points; I do plan on niggling at the page as I remember things I've done, and adding headered sections is a good idea and visually neat. The 'things I've done in fandom' part is difficult: does fandom start when one is first published (zine, online)? Is it when one is first compelled to create some fannish product for others? (run a con, write meta, filk, get published?) I also live in *fear* of ever being tracked down by some of the people I used to know in fandom, so I can't add in the names of zines I edited b/c of the RL name thing. *grr*
busaikko 13:08, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
- The user page is your account info. It's just for people who want to work on the wiki. They're not proper pages in the wiki, but the equivalent of your profile page on LJ or an archive or whatever. The wiki pages themselves are different. They're about people in fandom. Most of the time a page is not going to be written by the person it's about. And even if it is started by or edited by the person it's about, other people can edit it, too, and add what they think is important, change wording, write up someone's wanky history, etc. In other words, the page may have your name on it, but it's not yours. It's a page about you. There will be people who have both a user page and a regular page, because they work on the wiki and they are in the wiki. There will be people who have done stuff and are mentioned in the wiki and therefore have pages, but they have no user pages because they have not signed up to edit the wiki. There will also be people who have user pages, but not regular wiki pages, because they haven't done anything that they or others feel warrants a page, or perhaps because no one's got around to it yet.
- Er...that was long-winded, but I hope it clears up some of the confusion. --Kyuuketsukirui 13:46, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
- No, no, that is good at clarifying things. I just have trouble getting into the whole wiki headspace. That's why I'm terrified of writing articles. I'm dreadfully informal. Have made copious changes. *hums You're the Inspiration horribly offkey*
busaikko 14:12, 25 October 2008 (UTC)