My occupation is Racer, founder and administrator of Gran Turismo Wiki
Bio Founder of Gran Turismo Wiki, avid gamer, retrogaming/vintage computing nerd, occasional contributor to Fandom, amateur speculative fiction writer, and great at being a fantastically unproductive member of society
After a community vote, we've decided to make additions to wishlists request-only, and we're considering disallowing normal users from creating new wishlists. While they can be a fun diversion, they've gotten to the point where they actually hurt our visibility on search engines like Google, who see them as filler (which they are) and disregard them in search results. So we're currently in the process of locking all the subpages for GT7 Car Wishlist, and then the other wishlists will follow.
I'm Tephra, the new Fandom Wiki Manager for the Gran Turismo Wiki. I am here to help the community and be your liaison to Fandom. If you need anything, feel free to contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hey GP, hope you don't mind but I moved the discussion here to avoid cluttering up Formula Racer's wall! Thanks for your input on my work, what is your opinion on the game icons listed above the infobox? Now these will most likely change since they don't mesh will with the black background as of yet, but it's all still an ongoing project.
Well, I'm just another admin in practice, so as long as the other admins (and especially the community) are good with it, that's all that matters. Though, for the record, I'm good with it too!
The Ratio and P2W Ratio fields need to be more differentiated. I'd suggest renaming "Ratio" to "Weight Balance (F/R)," and "P2W Ratio" to "Power to Weight Ratio." While more advanced players would likely know what we mean by "Ratio" and "P2W Ratio," the GT fanbase has a somewhat higher number of people who don't really specialize in racing games and/or are new to the genre in general compared to more serious sims, so we want to make sure everyone understands the info in the infoboxes. Maybe the tooltips could be retooled to help people better understand how the various stats affect the car as well.
Good idea, I will make it so. Since I haven't heard from TheGTGeek yet regarding the Discord widget, what are your thoughts on adding said widget to the sidebar of the wiki? It would appear in the top right, above the "Let's Chat" section, and would be able to show who is currently online, and be a quick and easy way to get more of our community involved in discussions about the games, since the popularity of Discord is on the rise.
I think it's a fantastic idea and well worth a shot. Being able to use Discord directly on a wiki would be excellent. There's already a Discord widget someone else made, but that's just a list of channels. No chat function, unfortunately.
The widget would allow any visitors to the site to be able to connect to the chat channel on our server through the desktop, though mobile users won't see it (because Mercury). The only things I don't have access to to make it work is the server ID and the widget function to be enabled, and since GTGeek is the admin of the server I'm waiting on him.
Well it offers visitors the option to connect to the chat, linking them to the login page for Discord and connecting them to the channel. Unfortunately, being a widget it's an iFrame, so it really can't be config'd for more functionality unless Discord themselves come up with a new one in-house. If you don't like the way it looks, we can remove it, just thought it would be neat since most larger wikis have this function already.
ADD: testing the copy/paste json from the Discord website on my work VM yields almost exactly the same results, so even if you were to embed that on the site it wouldn't have any extra functionality either, unfortunately
That's unfortunate. It's why I tested it on the test wiki and then removed it, but I guess we can see how it influences usage of the Discord. I think maybe we should also start hosting community events and announce them here, but maybe require the participants to be on the Discord? IDK, that sounds a little shady now that I actually type it. What do you think?
We could use the "Announcements" feature to notify visitors that the Discord widget is live, maybe kind of promote it from there through similar means. If and when we start to see activity increase on the server we can use that as a platform to plan community events and request that anyone who would like to participate can join us all on our Discord server.
I wouldn't necessarily say it's shady, but we may want to make others aware that it's a fun, accessible way to chat with other like-minded GT fans, and if its popularity increases hopefully people won't think twice about signing in for community events.
I mean hey, we could even put a poll out there, or create a dedicated Discord information article
Hello Gp75motorsports, hope all is well. I would like to inquire about applying for adminship here on this wiki. It seems as though Formula Racer is the only active admin and I'd like to assist him in his duties as moderator to ensure this wiki is factual, up-to-date, and free from vandalism. You can see that I am very active on here and have done much behind the scenes regarding templates and infoboxes, as well as almost single-handedly expanded on the Tourist Trophy series. Personally, I think that having two admins arond would be beneficial, escpecially considering the higher frequency of vandalism we have had recently. If I am overstepping my bounds I do apologose, I just thought it best to ask the founder himself for his opinion on the matter.
Good Morning/Afternoon, Gp75motorsports, I would like to propose an idea to be added to the wiki, a dedicated discord server to discuss on features for the wiki, and just talk on Gran Turismo in general, Formula Racer said it was to similar to the forum section but i dont really see the correlation, but i still think this is a good idea, this is my concept of one, https://discord.gg/cHSYMph.
Good morning (or afternoon), Im here to talk about applying for admin,if thats possible at the moment. I am extremely active and know lots about the gran turismo series, im sorry if im bugging you at the moment but please reply about this as soon as you can.
Well, most of our admins have thousands or tens of thousands of edits and have been here for years. I don't think applying now would be a great idea - maybe keep the activity up for another couple of months and then see how it goes. It's less about how much you know about the series and more about proving that you're trustworthy enough to be given a set of very powerful tools with which to help run the community.
Just saiyan'. :) Of course, I'm just one dude - you guys reading this are the ones who have made it what it is. Without you, this place would have probably been abandoned long ago. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. :)