I'm posting this in my blog because here I have less criticism to fear. It's always a little difficult to feel on the same footing as everyone else when your total edits are, like, forty.
Thing is, articles on this wiki fall into a false dichotomy: Stub or A-class. There isn't any class for the other articles. According to the class system, Aang is exactly as good an article as Tribal Princess. So, the system I'd like to see:
Stub: Tiny articles. Same as now.
Start-class: Articles that, although not stubs, are still majorly undeveloped. This is often because they are based on extremely minor aspects of the show. Like Earth King and Wood Frog.
C-class: An article that is sufficiently structured, like Energybending or Bosco, but still needs exp…Read more >
This is a letter that I'm going to send to the producers as soon as I can get my hands on a stamp... ETA: And the parents approve. This makes me very happy. They gave me some advice on the letter and address.
To Kennedy & Marshall:
Hi. As I’m sure you already know, you’re making a movie right now, and some fans have a problem with it. I am one of them.
Your movie is called The Last Airbender. It is based on an animated television series called Avatar: The Last Airbender. The protagonist of this series is Aang, a young boy who hails from a culture called the “Air Nomads”, which greatly resembles the Tibetan Buddhist monks. He makes friends with Katara and Sokka, a boy and a girl with light brown skin from the Southern Water Tribe, a culture that…Read more >
Two discussions have finally concluded, and the final results have been announced. All inactive admins will be demoted as soon as possible.and have been elected to the Arbitration Committee.
As a side note, Avatar Wiki:Requests for Bureaucratship is open and we would still like to hear your opinions on User blog:Joeyaa/Change is in the air.Read more >
, our wiki is quite old, but recently (since this year) we have decided to renew it and its youth once more. What does this mean?
- We made 3 new administrators (Energybender, me, and The 888th Avatar)
- We've created A-class articles
- We've redesigned our skin thanks to Thailog, SuperFlash101, and others
- We've redesigned our mainpage, categories, templates and overall quality
- Articles have gained more content and have become more abundant
- Users seem friendlier and more welcoming
- New policies have been created
- New RfA system, new FA system, new protection policy, and even a defined statement of what admins are was created
- We have been getting an abnormally high amount of traffic even though little has been happening regarding our topic
- Page lengths have …
Due to recent discussion on Forum:Admin Policy, a radical change has been made to how articles are featured on this wiki. Study the new system on Avatar Wiki:Featured Articles, and when you're finished, feel free to vote for the next featured article! Post your votes on Avatar Wiki:Featured Articles/Voting.
Help us make this change a smooth and exciting one and vote today!Read more >
Hello everyone, read my story ( the Aftermath Part 1 and the Agni Kai of Gaoling, tell me what you think. --|35]]-The Supreme Ruler Talk 01:05, 20 May 2009 (UTC)Read more >
Apparently some users, namely Piandao, are under the impression that my status as the Improvement Article Overseer is a position of higher power. I'm just going to say right now that that's, well, not true.
For those who don't know, this title was created when I founded the Improvement Article of the Week for the Ba Sing Se Times, I became an editor, and after 888 and I made a policy (mostly me, and 888 agreed with it) that I, or at times when I'm somehow absent, 888, would leave a personal thank you on a user's page after they helped out, and that they'd receive a certificate when the next Issue comes. A list of reasonable requirements was posted on the Ba Sing Se Times talk page, to which Matt and 888 agreed.
Now, this position is not at all a p…Read more >
Since my joining of this wiki not so long ago on the first day of November last year, I have always believed that there are a select few pages on this wiki who are far too long to load for those with poorer browsers, and far too intense for many readers to read in full length, and far too wordy for us to pick out all mistakes on the page.
The last time I made this comment was actually my first ever talk page post on this wiki, which demonstrates the importance I attached to it in my mind. It was posted on the wiki's longest article, Aang. The (short) section can be found Talk:Aang#Too Long. Unfortunately, the reaction to my comments was far from positive. I was roundly criticised by both Zero and Alex101313 (but I should note that I don't h…Read more >
In light of recent events on Talk:The Last Airbender, we'd like to clarify for those who still do not understand: Avatar Wiki is officially neutral about the casting choices. Opinions of the casting on articles will be immediately removed, and posting opinions about the casting are banned on article talk pages and official discussion spaces such as the community portal, as we have emphasised time and again.
If you wish to discuss the casting, you may do so (with civility, that is not throwing around personal attacks) on this forum, or write a blog about it.
The Last Airbender remains semi-protected (that is, only registered users may edit) in order to largely prevent edit wars about the casting.Read more >
Yeah, it's kinda thesame like on Vaz's blog, but you can also post here your comments/questions/opinions about Kyoshi Revolts. And don't forget, you're always free to read the chapters and the character pages and give your opinions about it. We created this story because it's fun to write and (hopefully) fun to read!
- KR is nominated for a featured fanon!
- KR has won the Featured Fanon!
- The final chapters of Book 1 are coming up! They'le be action-intense and totally awesome (we hope)
As an Australian-born Chinese (ABC), I have received the benefit of both cultures. I celebrate Western and Eastern holidays alike (and get plenty of presents and "red packet" money), and I have a wide variety of friends of all races. I enjoy barbecues as much as stir fry, and can use the knife and fork about as well as chopsticks. I speak and write both Chinese and English. However, unfortunately, despite my proficiency in English, we Chinese Australians, and really, all Asian Australians, have suffered and continue to suffer a degree of ignorance and intolerance. This ignorance dates back to the days of the Australian Gold Rush, when Chinese were charged higher rates to enter Australia. Significant progress has been made since then, but t…Read more >
I'm busy working on my fanon story called Avatar: The Legacy of Fire. This story has a lot of dark elements as well as mature dialogue, except no F's. I'm currently working on the chapters, and the first one is called The Legacy Begins. Enjoy reading it as I am still working on it. Here's the link by the way: The Legacy Begins
5/5/09: The new Onslaught in Ba Sing Se article has been made. To read please click here
6/3/09: Chapter 1: The Legacy Begins is finished, all I need to do is revise it and then I'll move on to chapter 2: The Journey.
10/8/09: I have decided to change the U in Takushi's name to an E, from now on the character's name is "Takeshi".Read more >
It seems that not enough people know about, or care about, the discussion about using as a welcoming bot to welcome users as soon as they are created. The script also has other fancy features, including an feature where the bot automatically blocks inappropriate user names.
This is an appeal, everyone. Please read and post your opinions about the bot on Forum:JoeyaaBot to Welcome Users. Please.Read more >
Hey people. Currently I'm working with Waterkai on a big project on this wiki called Kyoshi Revolts. Check the articles about the story out, and feel free to voice your opinions on this blog.
Update: Chapter 4 of Book 2 is out! Also, once Chapter 5 is out, me and Kai promise to really pick up the pace with our chapters!Read more >
Well, here we go: I've been making a FanFiction story called Avatar: Better World. It's an intense follow-up of the series. Two chapters have been posted, another one soon to be so. I've been creating pages for them on the Fanon Wiki (see w:c:avatarfanon:Category:Better World for most of them). Here's the link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4545079/1/Avatar_Better_World
So, come on! Check it out and review (you can only review if you have a FanFiction.net profile, but be free to review on my Fanon talk page)!Read more >
Okay, touching on hot rocks here, but I might as well get it out there. Controversy has exploded over casting choices for The Last Airbender. I, personally, am on the wall of it all. I do believe that the Asian influence needs to be used in the movie and Asian/Inuit actors and actresses will only add to that. That, however, is only one side to the coin of it all. It would be beneficial to have them in the cast, but, honestly, my eye is set straight on the plot and keeping the heart of the show it. But, then again, Asian culture is the heart of the show…
My other feelings on casting is that some may not look like them… at all. Aang's actor looks way too short to be him, and way too young. Maybe it was just the picture I saw of him… Anyway, Dev Pat…Read more >
Yes, I've already splashed this across the wiki, but I want to tie up all loose ends in case some users didn't get the message.
The Ba Sing Se Times is the easiest way to stay informed about , particularly if you don't come here daily. It is issued fortnightly.
The aim of this newsletter is to:
- Inform users of important discussions and votes to (eventually) replace the slower and more inefficient Avatar Wiki:Voting and Template:Site News.
- Provide users with a quick summary of happenings in the past week i.e. user rights changes, notable blocks etc.
- Possibly provide links to Avatar sites the editors have found interesting or entertaining
- Entertain users if possible, humour would be great.
The newsletter will be:
- Released every two weeks (this may ch…
This is a blog post. Notice it didn't take too long to get them, that's a good thing. :)Read more >
Hello, all users of Avatar Wiki. Today, Wikia has given us user blogs. I cannot fathom why they suddenly changed their minds, but I'm sure it is all for the better.
- Blogs on this wiki may be about almost anything Avatar or Avatar Wiki related. They could be used for:
- Episode reviews, movie reviews, opinions regarding movies, casting etc. etc.
- Announcements from the site administration etc.
- Appeals for other users to work on particular pages etc.
- Alerts about certain user-related things such as "Yeah, I'm going to be inactive for a while..." followed by why
- Advertisements for users to read fanon created by users on this wiki. Excerpts can be transcribed in the blog of course. However, linking to fanon on only a few certain sites will be allowed …