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Ironwestie

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  • By the way, don't worry about making new webcomic articles in the main namespace. The draft system is optional now, and I trust you know what you're doing by now.

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    • Thank you for reassuring me! I was mostly concerned with making pages that were incomplete regardless of the draft process. I'll try to vomit some more articles this week.

      While we're still on the topic of new comic articles, how are you doing with the webcomic forms and such? I think they're pretty useful.

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    • The Webcomic Page form is done, but the Webcomic Search still has some issues that need to be ironed out before it's ready. Also, the form's "upload" feature won't work until Wikia updates their version of the Semantic Mediawiki, so upload any images you want to use beforehand.

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  • Iron, were the content warnings you put for FreakAngels referring to explicit sex or implicit sex?

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    • Most sex is implied: At the beginning with Page 2; it is implied that one of the characters (page 39) runs a love hostel.

      The closest thing to explicit sex is shown during this scene (warning; it is the depiction of rape).

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    • Alright, I contacted Wikia and the rep I talked to said it was alright as long as you don't directly link to those pages or upload any images from those scenes to the wiki. Just please be more specific next time.

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    • Did you receive a warning when the page was created? I don't understand the sudden concern.

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    • Oh no, there wasn't a warning. I was already talking to wikia about what qualifies as appropriate content and it came up during the conversation. Sorry for the confusion.

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  • Iron, if you're done with an article, feel free to move it yourself. If you're not sure about something, just message me.

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  • So, since I can't figure out a way to use the semantic forms to create new articles as a subpage on a user's page, I'm thinking it would be best to add a "Draft" custom namespace on the wiki. What do you think?

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    • If we, as the wiki's community, decide to go along the draft system route, then yes, that would be the best course of action.

      However, I've always thought of the draft system as a temporary measure, even though I'm responsible for creating Template:Draft article and going along with it.

      The reason is because drafting articles discourages editing and makes a bottle-neck where only administrators can make significant changes. My philosophy in editing Wikia pages (which I've done for almost 4 years now) is that wikis are meant to be editable by anyone, mostly because most other mediums (e.g. print) do not have the flexibility and reach of the internet.

      From an editor's POV, it's very frustrating having to wait for someone to improve an article you create, especially if there isn't much barring most webcomics from being approved in the first place.

      From an administrator's POV, it would be very tedious (and unnecessary) to constantly have to move and approve webcomics. I don't know what your process is, but I would not expect someone to read through the entirety of a webcomic like Homestuck just to make sure that it doesn't contain objectionable content. It's also worth noting that "objectionable content" is, according to Wikia, limited to pornography and illegal acts. If we need a filtering mechanism, then we need to utilize Template:Delete and use talk pages to filter webcomic articles after they are created rather than before. Of course, that also means that there will be poorly-formatted articles, trolls, and vandalism (such by abusing Template:New Comics Feed), but these dangers would continue to exist even if we decided to keep the draft system.

      ...Anyway, I've gone a bit off-track, but I wanted to say what I think about the Draft system as a whole before it becomes too difficult to remove it.

      ~ironwestie (talk to me) 23:05, April 27, 2017 (UTC)

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