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Hi! :) Just a heads up, I saw that you created a few new zine pages recently and thought that you might have missed the change in naming policies here. Some additional comments about it are here http://fanlore.dreamwidth.org/11082.html?thread=81738#cmt81738 in the fanlore DW community. It seems that putting the author name in the title messes up searches, so we are supposed to try it without the author name. That way it's easier to see when disambiguation is needed. --Doro 11:23, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

yes I saw it. however, I don;t know how to change existing entries or work with new ones that have already been set up by others using author names. the gardeners are handling the corrections. if I have complete control over the new entry, I am leaving off author's names. sadly what happened on the due south fanzine page this week was that that was not the case. I am also finding the same with a lot of other zines too. --Morgandawn 15:38, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing we can do to change the name of an already existing page, I know. *sigh* I think the best course of action would be to stick an Attention Gardeners notice to the zine pages that should be renamed/moved so that the gardeners can find them.--Doro 16:00, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

I'll do that -(sticking the notice). I had seen them on other sites but I didn't know how to do it myself.--Morgandawn 16:21, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

I just emailed Arduinnia and Christy Corr asking if I could have temporary access/permission to go in and make all the single author changes myself and get those pesky things out of our hair. I'm certainly willing to do the work. Mrs. Potato Head 16:30, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Morgandawn, I saw the Attn_Gardeners template on ASC_Awards, but I'm not entirely sure how I can help. Could you explain to me which changes you want done? --lian 07:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

re ASC_Awards
1. Each year and/or category will need a subpage. otherwise the page - as is - is too long/unreadable. ex: ASC Awards Star Trek, ASC Awards DS9 etc
2. Move all award years data over to fanlore - this is in case the original website goes offline again and all the data is lost. not every website is stored on the Internet Archive. ex years 1998-2004 are not currently on Fanlore. also there may be more other ASC award data that is missing so there should be one more sweep to catch it all.--Morgandawn 15:48, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
right, but which of these measures requires gardener attention? as far as I can see, this is all within your power, yes? --lian 23:13, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Hello? Morgan is doing a huge amount of work with content and that, definition, generates a big need for support. If she needs help, then she should get it. And if folks don't want to do it now, then leave it until someone comes along who will. Mrs. Potato Head 00:09, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
Just to be clear - I am only marking areas/entries that need more work, not asking for personal help (for the latter I am usually more direct). I don't want to start a precedent where volunteers are not allowed to call out areas that need work (and even make suggestions) only to be told "if you see it broken, you *must* fix." That runs against the mission of most Wikis. Until I hear otherwise, I'll use the Cleanup template - but frankly we could use a good airing as to what role the Gardeners think they should play and what volunteers are required to do. If you don't have clear roles, you can alienate your volunteers and Fanlore needs all the help it can get. Plus, its just good manners to let your guests know if they are expected to wash the dishes.  :-)--Morgandawn 01:24, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
I suggest you discuss this with whomever is helping the Gardeners decide what their role is and what they are willing to do/not willing to do. I only mark the pages that need help as I come across them. --Morgandawn 23:45, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Maybe using the general Cleanup template would be better for such situations, because that could attract also non-gardeners? I know I never look at the attn gardener section because I don't have the permissions for gardener-only tasks anyway.--RatCreature 23:59, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the suggestion and I think I will use the Cleanup Template in the future. But ...(and this is not directed at you Ratcreature just to be clear) ...I think the info that I might be using the wrong template could have been better communicated. I was not aware of the Cleanup Template (I've never seen it used in the past 6 months). I did explain to Lian that Mrs P and I were trying to complete the Star Trek fanzine data entry and didn't have time to make all the corrections that I came across. I suggested that perhaps someone else might be in a better position to make the changes given the amount of work we were doing elsewhere. It would have been very easy for Lian to have made the template change and have told me - 'hey you're using the wrong template, this one is better suited.' Or to have put out a call for volunteers to help make the changes. As it is I am frustrated with the poor communication and lack of role clarity and I am finding the volunteering process discouraging. --Morgandawn 00:23, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
I meant that as a serious question, Morgandawn, not as an attack or as a hint to use a different template. I understand the gardener role as helping users structure content and answer questions, i.e. everything that requires permissions above the user level. Creating, shifting, or acquiring new content is a user task. I hope this helps clear things up. --lian 16:14, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the DVD cover!

--Sherrold 05:59, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

I just wanted to thank you on Nancy's behalf for all the editing you've just done. -- Greer Watson 02:23, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Fanfiktion.de

Comments moved to Talk:FanFiktion.de.

Hi, I am moving your feedback to the talk page in question. Hopefully, you'll be able to continue the discussion with others there. --Morgandawn 02:16, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Wild Cards 4 Art

I assume 'kanji-name' indicates that the name can't be read, not that this is the person's actual pseudonym, right? The part of the writing that's visible says 'ダベ・マイロード', which I guess might be Dave Myroad or something similar. It's in katakana, and the handwriting isn't so hot, so it could be any of dozens of different Western names. It also looks like the scan might be cutting off part of the name. Franzeska 20:35, 18 March 2011 (UTC)