The Dark Souls Wiki is in dire straits. Let's be real with ourselves, guys. Membership has decreased significantly, the pages are as bad as they were back when I first joined, and there's a backlog of hundreds of pages in need of serious editing.
After months of being an inactive lurker, I have to come to you guys with my blunt observations.
The pages are absolutely terrible. There's already a backlog of about 400 pages marked as article stubs. Now you guys keep creating pages and tacking on the Incomplete tag, so there are now about 150 of those. That's 550 articles that fall below standards. That's over 10% of the pages! First and foremost, you guys need to get a serious plan implemented for fixing pages. Working independently and without …Read more >
So, since I've been around since 2012 (longer than anyone who is still around today), I see it as my duty to pass the story of this Wiki down. Hopefully one day, one of you will have been here for so long that you can add on to it. Here goes:
Long ago, the Wiki was created. It was abandoned at its conception, as the founder of this Wiki had as many edits as Seath has scales (that's zero). It was in a pretty bad rut for a very long time, before a group of fearless editors came along and discovered it! I'll refer to them as the original three musketeers: Fingyer, the fearless leader, Brainwasher5, the muscles of the operation, and Balagog gro-Nolob, the brains of the operation. Together, the three of them started editing this Wiki, and got it…Read more >
Well, it's been 6 months since I left the Wiki. I think it's about time I came back. So yeah. Where have I been? I've been going to college, working, and being in a relationship. All three of those things take up a loooot of time. But I'm here now.
I know a lot of stuff about Dark Souls III was released. I will be honest, I've seen none of it. But I think it's about time to get this community lively again, so that we're ready for the launch of Dark Souls III. I'm not even honestly sure who is still here, hopefully there are still a few of the people who used to edit frequently hanging around somewhere.
No matter what, though, I'm looking forward to these next few months. It's a long road, but I think we'll make it as soon as the community…Read more >
I've been thinking about making this blog for a long time, and I wish I didn't need to, but it's been getting to me. I've essentially lost all my interest in Wikia, be it chat, editing, or participating on the Forums. I think it's time that I take an extended break from Wikia, as I don't want it to feel like a chore to me, but a fun hobby to have. And lately it's felt like a chore more than anything.
I'm really sorry to do this and leave no active Admin behind. I'll still be available to be contacted at any time, either through Skype, Steam, or my Message Wall on the Wiki, as I will likely check up on the Wiki even during my break, just not actively contribute. If anything is needed, don't hesitate to ask me and I'll show up to…Read more >
Hiya everyone. I'll be writing a half rant-half explanation blog here.
So, recently I've noticed tensions escalating among certain users over some petty things, which have caused unnecessary conflict and clear disdain among a few users. There have also been a lot of recent instances in chat where bans have had to be issued after some very avoidable conflicts or situations. So I'd just like to say this: We are all just editors. No matter how big or little our contributions, each person on this Wiki is just as important as everyone else. The newest members of the Wiki are just as valuable as myself, Volknur, or any other contributor who has been on the site for years. The content you edit and create is what defines you as a user, not your edi…Read more >