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  • Hello Reginald, in case you haven't read the Community Central blog from earlier this week, Fandom officially announced the Editor Rewards program. Fandom has been looking for ways to give back to users for the work they've done. Recently they have done things such as buy movie tickets, or offer products from their favorite fandoms. Stay tuned as perhaps you, your co-admins, or other contributors for this wiki may even be eligible!

    If you have any questions, feel free to comment on the blog so the Editor Experience team can answer directly.

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  • Hey Reginald, got more news!

    In case you didn't hear, a new Analytics dashboard has just been introduced! This should give a clearer undrstanding of search terms viewers are using and which devices they come from.

    All you need to do is visit Special:Analytics.

    Help:Analytics dashboard can also be used for more details about the Analytics dashboard.

    Additionally, I'm here to let you know that Fandom plans to run a test here starting this week. It aims at improving the search enginge ranking for our communities. Yours and a few other communities have been selected for this test.

    Some details: We will be automatically redirecting anonymous users who land on file pages to the first article page that the file is used on. Our hope is that this will help anonymous users (who are usually clueless about wikis) find what they're looking for more easily. During the test, we'll measure whether this has a postive impact on search enginge rankings.

    Logged-in users will see absolutely no change, so you may not notice anything of this test - but we figured it's best to let you know, in case anonymous users reach out to you with questions.

    If you have any of your own, let me know!

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  • Hey Reginald, Editor Experience team would like to run an experiment with a focus module which highlights and concentrates on targeted wiki areas. Would you be interested if West World was part of this experiment?

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  • Hi ReginaldDrax, my name is Antonio and I am a Community Manager of the TV/Movies vertical for Fandom. I wanted to introduce myself and see if you need anything, have any problems, or would like to share any ideas you have. As you may already know, our Community Org is changing. From now on our team will focus even more on building closer relationships with the communities, admins, and users.

    We are here to support you and help make this community thrive. If you need anything, feel free to contact me or our Wiki Manager directly at any time. And just so you know, Wiki Managers might be more available than me on weekends.

    I will be here together to TimeShade -Wiki Manager- for anything you need.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to hear back from you soon! :)

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    • Hi Antonio,

      Thanks for getting in touch, we're looking forward to working with you and Timeshade.

      Reggie

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    • Hi,

      I was just reading about the Official Community Partnership Program and I'd like to talk to someone at fandom about becoming an Official Wiki.

      This seems to be quite new, is there a process yet?

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    • Hello?

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  • Hey Reginal, just another update like the previous one, if you haven't read the latest Community Central blog post, we'd like to inform you that Fandom has their very own Discord server. Feel free to join and check it out if you'd like. The vanity url is https://discord.gg/Fandom.

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    • Hi TimeShade,

      Thanks for letting me know. I'm not really a Discord user at the moment but I'll make a note of it.

      Reggie

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  • Hey Reggie, if you haven't read yesterday's community central accouncement yet, feel free to check it out. It's fairly big news regarding an upcoming MediaWiki update!

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    • Hi,

      Yes, i read the update but thanks for the headsup, appreciated.

      The update describes the process but doesnt give any indication of a timeline. Do you have a feeling for when tbis will have an impact on the Westworld wiki?

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    • At the moment, there isn't a clear timeline since they want to ensure everything is done right. More details will be revealed down the road.

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    • That sounds sensible - cheers

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  • Hey there, I'm Marcus, the Wiki Manager for this wiki. I am here to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my message wall!

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    • Hello Marcus,

      Thanks for your message.

      I've not heard of a Wiki Manager before. Are you Fandom staff? What do you see as your role at Westworld wiki?

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    • I'm a part time contractor for Fandom. So if you encounter issues with coding, or there's a dispute that may need mediating, or need help with designs, you can shoot me a message basically I'm like on site support.

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    • Ok, thank you.

      We're basically waiting until next year and season 3 at the moment. So activity here is low and concerned with vandalism and the new season cast list.

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  • Hi again, ReginaldDrax

    I'm not sure whether or not "Ethnicity" in Infobox/Character is really necessary. I coundn't recall any character's ethnicity were explicitly revealed. Given it's contents (e.g. Caucasian American), maybe it should be changed into "Race & Nationality".

    Just a thought.

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    • I'm not sure what this change would add, especially as Ethnicity takes up less space (as a info box label) than Race & Nationality.

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    • Thanks for your reply.

      I just thought it would be more consistent with it's usual contents.

      For most, if not all characters, we can only determine their races and nationalities based on their names, physical appearances, languages, accents, and what we know about their actors. But we can't determine which precise ethnic groups they belong to or self-identify with.

      And I'm not sure human ethnicities apply to hosts, or if the hosts should be considered as an ethnic group in their own right.

      Also, on several pages, the "Ethnicity" is inaccurate or unsupported, such as

      • Clementine Pennyfeather - the ethnicity of Old Clem is listed as Armenian, which is unsupported. There're no evidence the ethnicity of the character is the same as that of the actress.
      • Felix Lutz - the ethnicity of Felix Lutz is listed as Chinese-American (Hong Kong), which is unsupported. In Akane No Mai, he only said he's "from Hong Kong". It doesn't really indicate his ethnicity.
      • Kissy -  the ethnicity of Kissy is listed as Native American, which is inaccurate. In The Original, the bartender refered to Kissy as "half cornhusker".
      • Lawrence's Wife - the ethnicity of Lawrence's Wife is listed as Spanish American, which is unsupported. There're no evidence she's Spanish or American.

      I just think that "Ethnicity" is kind of ambiguous. But if no one else feels this way, then I'm ok with it.

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    • "Age" in Infobox/Character is also kind of ambiguous when it's used for host characters.

      Does it mean how long the host has been created, or the age the host was built to represent?

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    • I'd say that age, Ethnicity, gender and pretty much every other human characteristic, really mean Apparent Age, etc, when applied to a host. I'd say that these are all valid observations though.

      We don't make that point anywhere in the wiki, we probably should. How would this be best done?

      Nice catch with Kissy, please feel free to remove or amend inaccuracies and unsupported statements when you see them.

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  • Hi, ReginaldDrax

    I'm not quite sure about the spelling of some of the titles of the episodes on this wiki.

    "Les Ecorches", It's spelled "Les Écorchés" on HBO's website.

    And, should it be "Akane No Mai" or "Akane no Mai"? It's "No" on HBO's website. But as far as I know, particles shouldn't be capitalized.

    Maybe there're reasons for those spellings that I'm not aware of. I would like to get a second opinion.

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  • Hi, ReginaldDrax

    I'm a little confused by the criteria for Category:Antagonists. They kind of look like random characters.

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    • Dolores is played by an attractive, intelligent, and outspoken young woman. Some men seem to have a lot of trouble with these things.

      Actors often get a lot of hassle and their characters a lot of hate. Sarah Wayne Callies, Lori from The Walking Dead, and more recently Brie Larsen who plays Captain Marvel in the MCU. Some men, a lot of men I suspect, don't appear to like strong women.

      Misogyny, that's what I think the reason is.

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    • Thanks, that's a great explanation.

      Though I suspect speciesism may also has a part in it. If Dolores is a human fighting robots instead of a robot fighting humans, she wouldn't be so disliked (e.g. Sarah Connor from The Terminator and Trinity from The Matrix).

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