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Hey lads, the past week has seen the biggest change to the wiki since Diep.io was created. Diep2.io is out and it has a world of implications. On the practical side, it means that we have a ton of work to do: pages, templates, images, categories, and so much more!

But it means a lot more than that. It means that we have a purpose. It means that a new era has begun. Where will it take us? Only time will tell, but I'm sure that it will lead this wiki to even great heights.

Wiki Event News

Diep2.io and a new age

As stated here, Diep2.io is now online. Based off Diep.io, it incorporates numerous changes and additions, such as new polygons, tanks, and stats! So what does this mean for the Wikia as a whole? It means that we have a new purpose, that we have work to do, that the Wikia will enter a new period of expansion, and that your help is needed! Around 100 pages need creation, templates need to be designed, images need to be procured, categories need to be established, content needs to be added, and so much more!

Diep2.io changes rapidly, so you may want to join the Diep2-dev server for the latest information straight from the developer. We will also need dedicated users to write Changelog news for WUs, so let an admin know if you’re on the Discord and are willing to write out the changes each week!

Join the Discord! Become a writer!

Tale of Diep, OP Concept, Concept namespaces to be combined into Fanon

The OP Concept namespace will be removed soon, since almost all of its pages would be moved to the User namespace under the current Fanon Policies anyway, making it obsolete. Per an agreement with Zathsu (the “owner” of ToD) and other Conceptors, the Tale of Diep namespace will have its contents merged with the Concept: namespace (which will be renamed to Fanon:). Due to the amount of focus on Diep2, it is not likely to be finished until next year.

Status update on the Interlang project

Started about a year ago by Ursuul, only 10 of the original 118[1] pages need interlanguage link cleanup, and most pages are now using the future proofed interlanguage link format. This was a massive, long-term project that we are nearly done with, and we aim to get it finally completed by its one-year anniversary.

These links have massive benefits for our non-English readers by sending them to content in their language, and benefit multilingual readers of other Wikias who can use the links on non-English Wikias to come to the English Wikia to read what is usually more “complete” content. Beyond simple navigation, these links establish a given page’s SEO in all languages, meaning that our content is even more likely to show up in search engines like Google or Bing when readers look for Diep.io content, hugely boosting our viewership.

Next steps

Is this the end? Not quite. Currently, the Vietnamese Diep.io Wikia has been bustling with activity and the Romanian Diep.io Wikia was just founded (see Policy News), while the project itself has been evolving to include new tools as well as incorporating Category, Template, and Project pages as well. The initial project only covers content pages, but there are always more pages (such as Arras) to add to the interlanguage network as we move forward, meaning that there will always be more maintenance work to be done even after the project is complete in order to keep up with ever-evolving Wikias. If anyone would like to help with this titanic project that helps all Diep.io Wikias, speak to an Admin and join in the labor!

Wiki Policy News

WikiFeatures revisited

Last month the community voted to approve proposals to change three WikiFeatures, including the opportunity to revote on those changes if certain conditions were met on December 14th, this Thursday. Here are the conditions the community voted for last month:

  • New Image Galleries — Revote if there is high user-demand to turn them back off OR if severe technical difficulties arose (they did not).
  • Anonymous Editing — Revote if there is a high user-demand to turn it back off AND it was not preemptively disabled by Senior Administrators (it was not).
  • Article Comments — Revote if there is high user-demand to restore them AND three Moderators (or above) elect to heavily patrol them in the event of their restoration.

Now is the time to make your voice heard. If you want to reverse any of the changes made in last month’s decision, the comments section is where you can let that be known. We will not vote again over a single person, there needs to be enough people to make a vote worthwhile.

Blog Policies compromise

A compromise has been reached regarding the petition for stricter Blog Policies; they are no longer as strict as originally intended. The resultant policies can be seen here, effective immediately. Old blogs that do not meet these policies will be moved to user-space, new blogs that do not meet these policies will be deleted.

Another Merge!

Calm down, don’t get nervous. There is a very small Wikia named the Diep2.io Wiki; we already have all of its contents, save for a few snippets of text and an image, meaning a merge could be completed almost as soon as both Wikias agreed to it (comment your support/opposition below). For some reason, that Wikia has higher SEO for Diep2 than us, so redirecting it to this Wikia would bolster our search engine results while that Wikia would get all of our page contents about Diep2.io; everyone wins.

Note about creating Diep2.io pages

If you wish to contribute to the wiki via making Diep2.io pages, be sure to use the {{About}} template to provide disambiguation and the {{2}} template to link to other Diep2.io pages. Also, make sure that all pages follow the Style Guide and general layout of existing Diep pages.

New Romanian Diep.io Wikia

Founded by Ursuul, the Romanian Diep.io Wikia is up and ready for content. If anyone speaks Romanian, by all means go and join Khitrish Mapping in the labor!

Official end of Unification Era

The Unification Era is officially over and a Project page for it has been created. If you think you have something worthwhile to add, by all means edit it so that we have a complete and definitive history of this sixth Era of the wiki.

Demotions

Tech News

New templates

Ursuul has created a template for Diep2.io pages ({{2}}). Be sure to use this whenever linking to Diep2 pages. Also, since the Tale of Diep and Concept namespaces will be merged in a Fanon namepsace, their namespace templates will be tweaked accordingly.

Continued BaseStats rewrite

Banarama has continued with the rewrite of {{BaseStats}}, making it collapsible to take up less room.

Temporary gadgets bug

A few days ago, Gadgets were down, but this problem is now fixed and Gadgets are working fine. Unfortunately, this problem has happened twice now, but hopefully it will not continue.

Fanon Polls template update

Due to the amount of activity going on lately, and especially with the upcoming centralization of Fanon namespaces, the plans to apply a Polls template to all conceptions has unfortunately been swept under the rug. The opposition voters this was offered to as a compromise did not especially desire it, so the project has been set aside until after all conceptions have been centralized in the Fanon namespace.

Event News Polls
Have you helped with the new Diep2 content?
 
4
 
3
 
3
 
0
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

Do you want to write WU content about Diep2?
 
0
 
0
 
7
 
0
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 7 people voted.

What’s your opinion on the merge of all fanon into one namespace?
 
5
 
3
 
3
 
0
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 11 people voted.

Are you glad that the Interlanguage project is nearing completion?
 
6
 
3
 
1
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
Policy News Polls
How do you feel about the New Image Galleries?
 
8
 
1
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 9 people voted.

How has Anonymous Editing been for you?
 
9
 
1
 
0
 
0
 
0
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

What are your thoughts on Article Comments?
 
6
 
0
 
4
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.

Are you satisfied with the new Blog Policies?
 
5
 
2
 
1
 
0
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 8 people voted.
Tech News Polls
Are you sad that your conceptions won’t get a polls template until later?
 
0
 
1
 
4
 
2
 

The poll was created at 19:19 on December 12, 2017, and so far 7 people voted.

Footnotes

  1. The 118 number is misleading however, since each English page has roughly 6 non-English pages on average that needed links, totaling over 700 pages almost all of which were linked together by Ursuul (honorable mention to Zollo757347 who handled most Chinese pages).

Contributors to this Update

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