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  • 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!

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    • I made the revisions I mentioned in a sandbox for you to check out :)

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    • Hey there! Haven't heard from you yet and just wanted to make sure you saw this before I make any actual changes to the main page.

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    • 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!

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    • 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. 

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    • Lemme review your changes before you make any more. Plus, imma write my third dang message to Wikia about this email crap.

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    • 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!

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    • Yeah, I have reported it to Special:Contact before, but I just checked my preferences and they were apparently reset or changed somehow. I just corrected them. Hopefully, that doesn't happen, again. 

      I didn't get a single message, not in spam, not at all. 

      Still reviewing your changes. 

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    • 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

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    • So far, these are the changes that I love most:

      1) The Twitter and News posting. I've been slowly trying to figure out what to put there, how to do it, etc. I've primarily been busy looking for work/making money, so it has taken up most of my time.

      2) I like the custom icons, for the most part, as I have stated in the prior post what I didn't like about them.

      3) I like that you've rejoined the community and decided to take the initative to help out this community. Any and all help/love is appreciated!

      Again, apologies for not responding within 8 days. Hopefully, my email settings do not change, ever, again, and I won't have the problems, again.

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    • Unfortunately, Syfy has not released any official information regarding Defiance Season 3 of the TV Show, so that has been unknown and that's why the "Next" says what it says. 

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    • 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.

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    • I reverted the Theme. I'll fix the rest later or you can fix them, while I eat and take care of my animals.

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    • How about something like this with both the tv and game characters in it? Was the new wordmark I made alright?
      Defianceskin
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    • 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.

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    • Hm, I just purged my cache and the server cache, yet the wordmark is still showing the old one. 

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    • If you'd like the wordmark to say Defiance Wikia, I can change it to say that :)

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    • That would be great! Mean time, we've got to figure out how to make the wordmark appear Live across the Wikia Site.

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    • I've changed the wordmark and uploaded it :) If you are still seeing the old one, it might be caching, but please let me know if it doesn't appear.

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    • Ah, it has finally appeared and it looks much nicer! Thank you!

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    • You're welcome!

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