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Could you reply to me on Square Enix Wiki talk:Coverage#As I expressed on my user page...?
On a second query, why is this wiki so dead? And why does it have so many red linked policy pages? And even more surprisingly, it has 6,384 edits to 1,507 pages, of which only 75 are articles, and 58 of those 75 are stubs? What's going on with this wiki? --The Retro Gamer 13:40, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
- I've replied, though for future reference, I don't reply quickly on major issues like this to give me time to gather my thoughts. It's just how I am. On your second question, the issue lies in the fact that, unlike NIWA (which I understand you're from?), SEIWA didn't take off as well from what I know (I wasn't around at the time). I only "inherited", if you will, this wiki about seven months ago, and have made my effort to fix it up to at least a level that we can have regular users. That included remaking several templates for which the originals I haven't deleted in case I miss something from them (and I replaced them only because I found them too complicated for the average user). Also, if you look in Special:Statistics, you'll see that we have 800+ users, but as seen in Special:Listusers, almost all of them have been blocked. Whatever contributions they've made has contributed to those 6,000+ edits. On top of it all, I'm the only active user on this wiki, as of seven months ago, so I'm the only one contributing to fixing this wiki. I've remade the theme, replaced several templates. and I've written as many of the policy pages as I've been able to (This wiki was built largely, from what I can tell, from the format used at NIWA, which is why there are so many policy red links). My little progress in mainspace (where I'm not entirely good at) can be seen in articles like Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Wiki. I've made small progress, but I consider it progress none the less. KeybladeSpyMaster 23:40, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
- Under further investigation (because as I thought about it, 1000+ pages did seem a little off), I think I found the cause of our super long list of pages. If you see in Special:AllPages, selecting the "User Talk" namespace, you'll find that there've been a ton of user talk pages started. In fact, I think the only other namespace anywhere close to that many pages is the Template namespace. I think what happened is that at the time, Square Enix Wiki had a bot, which automatically welcomed new users. As we had a huge spamming issue back then (whenever that was), all those talk pages were started even though the users were quickly blocked. If you know of a way to mass delete those pages (without deleting legit user talk pages, like deleting blocked user talk pages or something), I'd sure appreciate knowing soon. KeybladeSpyMaster 05:48, 5 May 2015 (UTC)