Hey there! I was just wondering if you'd mind me spiffing up the wikia a bit to show more of the great content this community has to offer for people interested in Defiance! I was thinking maybe a new skin and wordmark and maybe rearranging the main page a bit to showcase both the game side and TV side more visually? I was also wondering if you used the TV and Video Game portals at all? If not, we could just delete them or have them redirect to the appropriate article pages. Let me know what you think about the changes I've suggested!
Hey, Deathdealers747, I hadn't heard back from you so I reached out to Gaarmyvet about the changes to see if he'd be ok with it. He said that if I didn't hear back from you he'd be alright with it, so I put in the changes from my sandbox. Feel free to edit anything that I've done!
Well, obviously, something is wrong (again) with the Wikia communication preferences. I never got a single email about ANY of your posts. I have 60+ websites that I checked my email for daily, but it screws me all up if I never get the email notification.
Oh weird! Have they been getting sent to Spam or you just haven't received anything? If this is something that happens a lot, you can reach out to Special:Contact and someone can help out. Again, hope you're okay with the changes I made. Sorry to hear that you weren't getting notifications of my messages!
OK. So far, I'm finding the following issues that I have with your changes:
1) The background of the website, it used that picture for a year and a half, so that why it was changed to a much more updated picture. I'd like that reverted, to maintain an up-to-date status, while influencing a mixed feel of the game and the TV show, as we support both.
2) The FeaturedMedia. I like the bottom 3 videos, but I don't like the 21 second main video. It sounds way too generic and boring. Simply, take that video out, place the "Making of Defiance" as the main video. Because this community primarily supports the TV Show, as we are severely lacking information about the game.
3) Navigation Menu on Main Page. The buttons are too large, they should probably be somewhere around 100 x 100 px, instead of the 200 x 200 px that you currently have it set at.
3a) The Navigation Menu Icon Pictures. The Votans Icon of Stahma Tarr should probably be replaced by Raiga, a Sensoth. He is a very cool, yet short-scened character, and all of the Sensoths are played by Kevin Shand.
Also, just to inform you ahead of time, but Gaarmyvet really doesn't care about this Wikia at all. I primarily keep him as Admin status for a backup helper, when I'm doing intense tasks during times that I don't have access to the internet, such as, Moving.
No, we used that background, as well. The initial background behind it is still very similar to the other one. The "Tick. Tick. Tick." one is special to Season 2 and wasn't released until June 2014. The background was the best that I could find on Google Images.
As for the new wordmark, I love it, but I didn't realize it was changed until you just mentioned it. Lemme purge the server cache and see if that works. We definitely needed a new one of those to make up for the change of the color layout of the wikia.
My only problem with it is that according to MediaWiki, Wikia is a self-proprietary / self-governing community; thus, anything official should be called a "Wikia" not a "Wiki". For example, Wikispaces is another self-propriety / self-governing community; thus, officially, those individual "Wikis" should be called "Wikispaces".
Love the changes you made, in relation to my remarks, and I'm glad that you changed them.