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The Fauna Council is a group of users who dedicate their edits to improving animal pages. This includes formatting, links, grammar, information, or whatever else needs to be fixed, changed, or expanded. If you have any questions, leave a message on the talk page of one of the members.

Rules

  • This is not a social group. The mission of the Fauna Council is solely to improve the quality of Fauna related pages. Failure to contribute to the group will result in the removal of membership.
  • If you are blocked while currently a member, you will be auto-removed from the group. Also, if you have been previously blocked, you must give the group a detailed explanation of why we should let you join.
  • Members must update their task chart once a week. If a member does not update his or her task chart for two weeks, they will be marked as inactive, and will be subject to removal unless the absence is previously cleared (see below).
  • Members must inform the Fauna Council of absences that span over two weeks in length. If something has happened and the member is unable to inform the Council, then that member must present his/her case before the Council upon return. If a member is absent for two weeks without explanation, that member will be put on probation and may be subjected to removal from the Fauna Council.

Members

Specialk16
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When K found this abandoned usergroup he made a pledge to the all fauna pages and himself to restore them and this group to its former glory. Look around you now. This was his dream. This is what he built. He is responsible for the maintenance of the group and articles. Inactive
Boomeraang squad
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Straightforward and unafraid. Boomeraang Squad is responsible for the maintenance of the group, articles, and user intros (what you are currently reading). He has also apparently seen the eye of the tiger. Inactive
Momoam15
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Dedicated and thorough, Momoam15 is responsible for the maintenance of the group and articles. She also rides on a steel horse, and is wanted dead or alive. But we would much rather her be alive if possible. Inactive
SparksFromHades
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Having risen from the depths of Hades he now seeks to restore the balance of the fauna pages, and the wiki itself. He is responsible for the maintenance of the group and articles. Inactive
DancePowderer
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DancePowderer rode in on a fiery badgermole from far across the sea. After realizing he was editing a lot of fauna articles, he decided to make his stay permanent. Inactive
AvengeBender007
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Avenge has a dark and mysterious past that no one fully understands. His first edit created the world of Fauna page... 99 edits later and 99 fauna pages later, he disappeared. Now that his pages have become unbalanced he has returned to us. He has come not just to maintain the group and articles, but to restore them to their former glory. He has come to save the Fauna! Inactive
FireFerret
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Due to the fact that she is indeed, a true fire ferret, ATFF has decided to teach upon the humans the ways of the fauna. She has decided to commit herself to helping to improve all of the articles of her fellow fauna on this wiki page to greater improve the understanding of them. Inactive
Chakrasandwich
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The sandwich made of Chakras has come wishing for a new challenge to provide her skills of fixing pages and has decided to pop in the Fauna Council to help better the many fauna articles on this wiki. Inactive
AlexTheAvatar
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Alex is possibly the greatest person on this Wiki....to ever have the username AlexTheAvatar. He is an outstanding trumpet player and has made Minute Rice in 58 seconds. Mess with the bull, you get the shotgun. Inactive
  • All of the creative introductions came from the brilliant mind of Boomeraang squad. Except ATFF and Chakra's and ALEX'S, and Dance's.

Projects

This section is for anyone who wants to suggest a project for the council to work on. Please keep in mind that not every project will get accepted.

Here's my idea: Fanimals. We have an Fauna in the World of Avatar page for the canon, right? Well, how about we make one for animal species only found in fanons? It would require a lot of coordination and cooperation with fanon groups, but I think we can get it done, and it would be a great addition to the wiki. The page would follow the same setup as the canon page, but would link to the fanon chapters where they appear or are featured. The only kink to work out that I see right away possibly is for canon species with fictional names, for example, the buzzard frog gets a mention but Steve the sky bison gets no love. Anyway, who's with me?DancePowderer Talk 05:44, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

Im all for it but an undertaking this big should be approved by an admin or at least a rollbacker. Also formating for the kinds of pages the general format for each animal (paragraph headings, order of info etc.) should be determined in advance. Tell me when to start and what to do and Ill do it, but lets make sure we don't corrupt the quality of the fauna pages that this organization has strived so hard to achieve.--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 23:51, June 25, 2013 (UTC)

Of course, I couldn't agree more. Staying within the rules and preserving quality is first priority with anything. I haven't taken any actual steps yet, but getting the permissions was going to be my first stop.DancePowderer Talk 01:21, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

great as soon as you get permission I will find a someone whom has a fanon theyd like to volunteer to be our prototype. Using that one fanon we can start generating and organized format for our pages. Let me know when we get the ok! --Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 01:57, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

It's certainly a novel idea (nice job Dance), and I like it, but it also seems a little impractical. Some problems I see:
  • Our target range is, quite simply put, massive. I don't know where we would begin our hunt for these fanimals, which are going to be spread out very thinly among our several thousand fanon pages. I don't think bringing in the fanon groups would help much -- there's just too many pages, and the groups are rather busy as it is.
  • Even if we could devise a way to fish through every single fanon page, I'm not sure how we would organize the gigantic list that will inevitably come from this. I am not talking about classification per se, but how we could manage so much information without overwhelming ourselves and the article.
  • Does anyone really have the time for all that? Sure, the fanon groups can help us out, but like I said before, they have their own tasks also, and we wouldn't want to bother them with too much work. It ultimately comes down to us four/five doing a big chunk of the load. And it's going to be a lot of work.
  • The final product will require frequent updates to keep up to speed with the new chapters being published. Tying in with my previous point, this may be a lot of work. And who will keep watch?
I'm not against the proposal, just wanted to point out a few things so we could work out the issues. I myself do not have any surefire solutions for these, but one option we could consider is instead of making this a fanon version of the fauna article, we could make it more like Fanon:Shippings, where the whole community contributes in a collective project. That would, to an extent, solve our range and time problems. However, if we end up going with this, it would probably be more appropriate to discuss in the War Room so everyone can speak their mind. Just a thought. Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 22:05, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
Also, our talk page might be a better place to discuss. Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 22:06, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
agreement bout that talk page. Sparks, I don't think size should ever determine weather or not we do a project, certainly it's large, but so is the general concept of fauna pages, and someone had to start that. Though its large it will be helpful, an while we may never see the completion of this project it is certainly worth starting.--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 22:11, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
I may mention something that someone else might have (I didn't exactly read everything everyone else wrote) but I don't know any fanimals, since I don't read fanons alot. So is someone who does read fanons alot going to have a list of fanimals or something? ChakraJoo Dee SpriteDai Li Sprite Sandwich 18:52, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
I doubt anyone else in this group reads fanons a lot, though I don't know how Dance intended to work that out. Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 22:41, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Sorry I'm not contributing to the conversation much fellas, but I think I would just like to see where this is going before I put in my two cents. And regarding Sparky's note: I, for one, read fanons, however, not to the extent that I believe Sparky was going for. I'm not fanon fanatic, but I can't speak for my future self, only my present and past self. And we would not necessarily have to read fanon "a lot" to achieve this, it is just a matter of gathering info through communication and presenting that info in a uniform model, which, is what we do. I guess that was two cents :P --Eat Special K! Talk FanonPabu Sprite 22:45, June 27, 2013 (UTC)

All of your points are fair and should be taken into account. A while ago I dropped AvatarRokusGhost a message on his talk page explaining the idea in a nutshell. I'm waiting to hear what he has to say about it. Once I get a response, we'll go from there.DancePowderer Talk 10:10, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

As far as a list goes, that shouldn't be too hard, we can just ask the Fanon authors, I'm sure they'd love the publicity.--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 16:56, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

My thoughts exactly.DancePowderer Talk 21:23, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

@SpecialK: That's sort of what I suggested earlier, but in that case, there isn't a need for us to be collecting information all by ourselves. It would be easier if we asked everyone to leave their input, and we did more organization/cleanup work than gathering info. Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 23:10, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not particularly keen on the idea of a fanon page at the moment. I just feel like right now it's not necessary and wouldn't actually contribute anything or help anyone to collect a massive amount of fanon pages' information and, again, who 'd be able to do it? Sparks also brought up some other excellent points about why that wouldn't work too well. The problem with following in pursuit of the second suggestion is that a majority of group fanon pages like Fanon:Shipping were agreed not to be kept in a forum a while back, excluding the shipping one due to its massive popularity, so I don't think we need to bring back another one of these pages even though we decided to keep them. Instead I think we should focus on bringing up all of the Fauna articles to an A-Class standard (if the standards council is still a thing, I'm not completely sure about it though). If not editing actual fauna pages, we could always expand our branches and look into flora articles, but if not that either I'm sure there's something that's well, erm, more productive than this? Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 01:15, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

The Standards Council is still there, but it hasn't been functioning on a regular basis for at least a few months, and I don't think it will be coming back anytime soon. At least for now, I would say there isn't much of a benefit to trying to make all of the articles A-class; the regular editing will pass. Expanding into flora is an option, but it's not like we'll have much to do even then as there are not that many flora pages. I can't think of anything else to do thought, so maybe we just shouldn't and instead wait for Book Two. But one question: after the proposal to reorganize the fauna pages was passed last year, were all of the necessary changes made? I know you worked on it, but if there's still some left to do, we could occupy ourselves with that for the time being. Yeah, it's a pretty lackluster season for editing. =\ Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 02:12, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
That sounds like a pretty good idea. I'm down with seeing what we can do/waiting for Korra. What do the rest of you guys think? Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 02:42, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

I'm not a member of the Fauna Council, however I found this thread quite interesting. I honestly don't believe that the task would be as daunting as you, and I am willing to help should you decide to create that page. From what I've read, many authors use non-hybrid animals, or hybrid animals from the canon 'verse. Sparks, just to refer back to your list - the best way, I think, to go through the fanon pages would be to go through the ones currently active, with active authors. That way, you are addressing the stories likely to be read, and are able to collaborate with the author(s). It wouldn't be just you, and I quite liked the idea of having it as a community fanon page, much like the shipping page. Your last point mentioned 'frequent updates', but I don't think there would be that many. The only story I can think of that has mentioned/introduced several new animals, and is likely to introduce several more is Heiress of the Nile. Also, many authors use the ideas from others (notice how the only alcohol is either cactus juice or fire-whiskey?). The hardest part would be getting the information, but with a community project, and very little to do, I don't believe it would be that difficult. And like I said - I'm willing to help out :) Anyway, just my two cents. Frui (🌹🐝🐝🐝) 03:09, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

from what I can tell. Most Fanon authors agree with fruit pit here. I think that doing this, while certainly a long and arduous ordeal will be supported by the fanoners (for lack of a better word perhaps fanonites?) and that will make this process far easier. Our jobs would consist of solely organizing the data we've been given. I also believe it will have very beneficial results for Fanon authors, potentially giving them free advertising. If we do this we should put adds out in the wls and bst. --Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 12:56, June 29, 2013 (UTC)
I'm fine with Frui's idea, it would be a nice addition to the fanon portal. So, this will basically end up as something like the fanon shippings page? Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 03:47, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
Yea, pretty much like the fanon shipping pages. So are we all in consensus here?--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 16:42, June 30, 2013 (UTC)
I like the idea, not much more I can say about it. Eat Special K! Talk FanonPabu Sprite 16:05, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Again, I'm not keen on the idea. This forum from a while ago deleted the many articles that resembled this idea, for the reasons listed within the article. The only one that was kept was the fanon:shipping article, solely because it was so popular. I highly doubt that this fauna page will be anywhere near as popular as the fanon:shipping page, simply because well, shipping is shipping and people are always going to love it. If we were to proceed, we would definitely have to create a war room forum and I don't think that just so our group can have some activity it's worth trying to bother to go into all of the trouble of creating a fairly useless page that, let's face it, I don't think many people would find particularly useful. I liked Sparks idea of trying to touch up on articles we have, and then doing some major work on most of Book 2's fauna, and hopefully there'll be a lot. Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 05:30, July 3, 2013 (UTC)

The difference between that forum and our idea is that our idea follows the idea of a database of information pertaining to different fanons, some examples of this concept are widely practiced like the fanon shipping pages. The deleted pages mentioned in the forum were all miscellaneous in nature and did not pertain to existing fanon. They were essentially ideas. What we propose is an organization of a specific group of information that already exists. We are organizing existing data rather than making speculations based off existing data.--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 07:38, July 4, 2013 (UTC)
What makes this information any more relevant than the other information? The fact some fanon people used it? What's the point in organizing the fauna? To give the group something to do? Because literally that's the only thing I can possibly come up with as a reason to do this. I don't think it's relevant to the fauna council's goals, and, quite frankly, it seems like a huge waste of time. Again, we'd have to create a forum to do this because it still does violate the ideas of free-add articles (as in community articles that are free-add and serve no purpose). And the fanon:shipping page is literally one of the things that should have been deleted. The only reason it wasn't was because it was so popular, and that's why there are no other pages like it. This page is every bit as miscellaneous as the mentioned pages, and it's organizing a specific group of irrelevant things, only because this user group exists and needs something to do. I'm still not fond of the idea and before we'd create this I definitely think we'd need to make a forum. Fire Pabu Sprite Ferret 05:25, July 5, 2013 (UTC)
The exact concept of bringing together all the fauna featured in our fanons has never been brought up before. Sure, you can say it's similar to pages that have failed in the past, but it is also different in that this will be more standardized and regulated: we have a specific target for the article's content -- unlike the deleted pages which were just thrown together and had no rational limit to what could be put on there. The article will also get more traffic since it relates to users' fanons, so people will be more interested. This could end up being a great addition to the fanon portal if we put some real thought and effort into it.
And besides, the fanon namespace tends to be more lenient toward content anyway. Since it all deals with fictitious stories and speculation, nothing on there needs to be 100% relevant or have a 100% constructive goal. There is a fanon page for predicting Toph's actor in The Last Airbender 2 that is now inactive and doesn't serve much of a purpose, but is still there just for fun. Based on that, I think this page can get a pass. It's an experiment worth a try, and we won't know how well it can go unless we give it a chance. Who knows, the article might even become popular as a fanon surfing/advertising page; my point being we have yet to see how this might work as we have barely begun planning. Let's not kill the idea so quick...it's really quite interesting. Ozai Spirte The Final BattleSparks From HadesAzula sprite23 03:04, July 7, 2013 (UTC)
I dont have much to add to that apart from most fanon people I have talked too have loved the idea.--Boomeraang Squad, always right back at ya. (wallcontribs) 05:01, July 7, 2013 (UTC)


I have an idea. So far, less than half of the animals on the Fauna List do not have their own page. What about this group create pages for all of the animals, even if they are very brief. It would be a huge advancement for the Avatar wiki.

--Phoenixbender 20:03, October 18, 2013 (UTC)

You are always free to create the articles yourself, but please be aware that if the page is not of a reasonable length, it may end up being deleted. If there is little that can be said about the animal, it may not be necessary to create a new article, and just note the relevant parts on the main fauna page. HAMMEROFTHOR 20:44, October 18, 2013 (UTC)

Task chart

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