Fig Hunter Wiki is in a state of near-death
So now that you all have had some time to get used to the new forums, it's time to discuss serious stuff: plans and renovations and overhauls and the like. Before we try to solve this wiki's problems, however, we should assess what those problems are. One thing is evident, and should therefore be our starting point: Figverse Wiki is in a state of near-death. That's no hyperbole!
Contents[show]How did this happen?
Contributors are a wiki's lifeblood. Without contributors, a wiki will slowly dry up, and eventually die. That is exactly what's happening here: there are so few editors on Figverse Wiki that two weeks can pass without any change.
Of course, the solution to this problem is more complicated than "get more contributors." We can't just wave our hands and make people appear out of thin air. We have to convince people to come here, and in order to do that, we have to fix several smaller problems:
Figverse Wiki does not have many community features, so there's no reason for anybody to come here regularly. (That's why we have forums now.)
Figverse Wiki does not have many standards, so a lot of articles are confusing, inconsistent, too short, too ugly, or bad in some other way; newcomers are reluctant to edit because they don't know which way of editing is "right."
Most members of Fig Hunter, our biggest source of contributors, are either unaware of what happens here, or are afraid of editing because they think it will be too complicated.
Worst of all, our content is stale; it's been nearly three years since Pseudolonewolf released anything substantial or permanent. Without new content, readers (and potential contributors) will move on to newer, more exciting stuff.
What can we do about it?
There are a lot of things we can do about our current situation. TheFifteenthMember wrote an interesting report about things we could do to improve Figverse Wiki.
In my opinion, the most important things we can do to improve Figverse Wiki are (in order):
Get people, particularly from Fig Hunter, involved; and
Discuss standards as a community, and come to some conclusions.
These new forums will help with the former, as will some updates Wikia plans on releasing... eventually. The latter will take some dedication, some patience, and some diplomacy, but is, in my opinion, possible if we involve enough people.
I think Figverse Wiki is in need of some critical examination, some serious thought, and some major changes. Straightening this wiki out is vital to its continued existence, so the sooner we start, the better.
Obviously, this is a forum, so replies are inevitable. Therefore, I would like you guys to respond to the following questions. Um, if you want.
What do you think Figverse Wiki needs to do in order to make a comeback? What should change? What should stay the same? Etc.?