Forum:About the SEIWA — what do we tell people?

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FA icon.png About a week or so ago, the KHW got a tweet from one of our affiliates — specifically, our German equivalent — and this was what was asked:

@KHWiki Hey, could you please send more information to He's interested, but not sure right now. :)

@KHWiki I don't know. Just tell him everything about #SEIWA, history, future plans.. whatever^^

Getting a wiki to join SEIWA is brilliant, granted, but when it comes to explaining the full idea, what should we say? I'm not the best person with words, and I'm sure we'll need whatever we tell people about SEIWA to be highly convincing. The rules on the current SEIWA page state but this: ANARCHY! and we wouldn't wanna showcase that...... yet...... so, which leads me to the title of this forum. What do we tell them?

Also, on a side note, I've gathered a list of SE-related wikis here. Three wikis from this list have expressed interest in joining us. Plus the German Final Fantasy Wiki, that'll make four.

Please, guys, help me us out on this one!

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 16:17, 1 July 2011 (EDT)

KrytenKoro - "Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."
We've started up the SEIWA site, which has an overview of the mission and policies. There's also a forum set up, though it's not linked from the front page. DTN has the link, so people can start discussing the thing there. Of special note is the thread on the policies, which we are going to need community approval on before finalizing.
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DoorToNothing Heartless Emblem.png — I dreamed last night... I got on the boat to Heaven!

And by some chance, I had brought my dice along! — 18:36, 2 July 2011 (EDT)

Keyblade-Blk.png We cannot present the SEIWA site to any interested wiki sites yet, and therefore needs to be completed before we reach out to other wikis interested in joining SEIWA. We need to still complete the site, which involves completing the Rules page, finalizing and adding to the Home page, and adding any additional pages desired. Also, the forums need to be completed, which hasn't happened yet.
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FA icon.png Apparently Sove's handling the forums, but he's coming across a bit of trouble... We're not sure how it's gonna be handled, whether we're gonna be willing to let our databases be locked for a few hours to copy usernames &c to the forums or otherwise, and stuff. We had a discussion about that not very long ago...

Helping others always comes before asking others for help. TroisNyxÉtienne — 05:39, 4 July 2011 (EDT)

Sove Talk to Me! — "I dunno. I can't... just look inside. But I figure... If there is something in there - inside us - then we'd feel it, wouldn't we?"

"No one would miss me." — 20:38, 5 July 2011 (EDT)

There won't be any database locks, I found it's just totally impossible to do the userbase importing. It can be done when it's only one wiki but if there are multiple wikis involved, it's impossible without using a system like Wikia, but doing that would break the idea of SEIWA. Therefore everyone needs to register to the forums separately, it shouldn't be too hard task for anyone, the CAPTCHA can be temporarily disabled if somebody is having troubles reading it.

As DTN said, the forums and the site are not ready yet, not even close, and that's a part where community's help is needed. As of now, there are two topics; one for the rules and one for the forum privilege policy. Both need discussion. We also need a personalized style but that's a future thing.

Staff members will be placed into the group KHWiki Staff (similar usergroups will be made for the joining wikis as well) which also gives them the usertitle mentioning their position as a staff member. For staffers: If you register and I'm not present on IRC, you can ask Kryten or DTN to place you into the group (if either one is present). The group membership can be given here (set as default group or the usertitle won't show up).

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Just so everyone knows, I have reserved the Facebook page. Before someone jumps on me, no, I will not do anything to it before we launch, unless you guys want me to. I plan to ignore it until Chronopedia is under our wing, so we actually become an "alliance".

EDIT: 22:16, 5 July 2011 (EDT) I just tried to reserve the name SEIWA, so it could be redirected to the full name, or vice versa, but Facebook will no longer allow pages with all caps without special permission. But, if we get big enough, they should let us, I think.