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BertH (help forum | blog) 08:01, May 6, 2018 (UTC)

Welcome

Hi, welcome to Bewitched Wiki! I'm a member of FANDOM's Community Support team. Thank you for your edit to Darrin Stephens!

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Rappy 4187 (help forum | blog) 00:50, September 1, 2019 (UTC)

Great work!

Hello, I was looking at this wiki (somewhat randomly) and noticed all of the outstanding work you've been doing here, dating back quite a while! I loved this show so much as a kid. You're doing a great job and I wanted to acknowledge your efforts. I know when you're mostly working alone it's nice when someone notices :)

I work with the Fandom Movies/TV team and oversee the adoptions for that vertical. I know you did another adoption recently, but I'd be happy to make you admin here now if you're interested. If not, let me know if you'd like any "admin stuff" taken care of in the near term, I can do that. I hope you don't mind, but I just added some column tags to the main page so the content there works better with the ad that appears in the upper right.

Thanks for all your great work!

-BertH (talk) 00:01, August 5, 2020 (UTC)

Okay, you're all set as admin here! As you see on the banner message, this wiki will soon be migrated to the more modern version of MediaWiki. This should be an improvement overall, but if anything seems wrong after it happens, just message me on here and I can have someone take a look. I am also open to sending someone to "spiff" the design aspects of the wiki. Let me know if you are interested in that. -BertH (talk) 18:34, August 5, 2020 (UTC)
Thanks very much! What do you mean by "spiffing" up the design elements? My expertise is in content, not programming, as you can see. I don't know much about coding and what I do know I have taught myself, albeit very slowly. I totally want some help, I just want to know specifically what you mean. Thanks. Helios1836 (talk) 20:48, August 5, 2020 (UTC)
My team of wiki managers will often help get wikis ready for an upcoming release by setting up a cool-looking main page, creating a theme for the wiki, even designing or redesigning a wordmark. Some admins really enjoy doing that so I didn't want to presume you wouldn't be. But if you prefer to focus on content, I am happy to have someone come by soon and do some decorating. Let me know what you think. -BertH (talk) 16:50, August 6, 2020 (UTC)
My plan is to use the Theme Designer to revamp the look and customize it a bit. I would like some help after I do that for the things I can't figure out. I've already done that on Caprica (see the link below). There are things on Caprica on which I need some help. I've been working on Caprica since 2017, but I didn't ask to be admin until recently because I wasn't sure I had enough skills to take on the job, and then I procrastinated for awhile. Caprica was my first wiki to edit and I learned a lot working on that site - skills I have brought to Bewitched. I've also strived to make Bewitched as professional and polished as Caprica is. I'm a serious Bewitched geek.
Caprica had the same Marine theme as BW does. I've redone the original main page in the new color scheme, but I haven't updated the content yet.
https://caprica.fandom.com/wiki/Wiki_Caprica Helios1836 (talk) 12:56, August 7, 2020 (UTC)
I've changed my mind about your offer for Bewitched Wiki redecorating. I would like some help so I can focus on content. I tried to do some things over the weekend and couldn't figure it out. I have ideas for the look. Could I work with them on achieving that look? - Helios1836 (talk) 10:05, August 10, 2020 (UTC)
Apologies for the delay in response. I will assign a Wiki Manager for this task and they will reach out to you soon, here on the wiki. I am not sure of the exact timing. They will be happy to talk about ideas and collaborate on a great look. -BertH (talk) 20:52, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Many thanks! Helios1836 (talk) 01:06, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Character pages

Hello! I recently added episode appearances for Endora and Larry Tate as collapsible lists (by season) on their character pages. I did them as collapsible, because the lists were so long compared to other characters. I thought about updating the lists for other main/recurring characters (besides Samantha and Darrin) by season instead of alphabetical order as they are now, but wanted to post about it here before doing so. I feel it would make more sense, as generally filmographies and episodes are listed in chronological order. Let me know what you think. Mupept1 (talk) 03:24, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

I saw your edits and I wanted to thank you for what you've done to improve the Wikia. I like the expandable tables too. Nice work! I sorted the episodes alphabetically because if you have a particular episode in mind, it would be easier to find. I do understand your reasons for wanting to sort it chronologically. Isn't it possible to create a table where you can sort by Alpha or by chronological order? Helios1836 (talk) 05:46, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Check out the episode appearances table I just added to Aunt Clara. You should be able to sort the episode name column alphabetically, or by the airdate order. Does something like that work? I'm just looking up the code on the Fandom help pages and trying to adapt it, so it's a bit of trial and error. Mupept1 (talk) 15:17, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
That looks great, thank you! Please feel free to do this for characters with many appearances. The cast pages also have the same listings. Like you, I am teaching myself how to do these things. I recently became admin although I have been working on Bewitched Wiki since last fall. I'm developing a Manual of Style similar to another wiki I administrate. I'd prefer no abbreviations (December instead of Dec) and no contractions. Thanks again for your work! Helios1836 (talk) 15:46, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Design spiff

Hey Helios, how are you doing? I'm Lostris, the Wiki Manager Bert referred to in the conversation above to help you out with a new design for your project. As such, I would very much love to hear what you have in mind, what you would like to see done. Do you have a preferred background image or idea? Do you have any references in regards to main page designs that you really like? I'll also create a wiki wordmark for you based on the series's logo and add a favicon (that image in the tab in your url), for which I was thinking to use the star that doubles as the i in the logo. So feel free to lay all your creative dreams on me, and I'll see what I can do to make them a reality for this wiki :-D Look forward to working with you. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 09:27, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Nice to meet you, Lady Lostris. I started a list of what I'd like a few weeks ago. Let me finish that in the next day or two and I'll get back with you. Thank you so much for your help. Helios1836 (talk) 12:08, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Take your time. I hope I'll be able to bring your ideas to live. Or if I can't, at the very least, create something that's very similar to what you want :-) Just full disclosure, in order to keep track of your responses, I added your talk page to my watched list for now, but in case that wouldn't really work well on UCP, and I wouldn't respond to a message of you for more than 2 days, you may want to reach out to me on my own wall, because then I didn't get the memo and am taking too long to check up here again 😅 Anyway, you got me really curious to see your ideas, so looking forward to reading all about them! Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 13:58, 7 September 2020 (UTC)
Hey Helios, how are you doing? I was wondering how you work with that list was going? No rush, just a check-up in case you already had something ready. Just let me know whatever, whenever :-) Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 22:56, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
Lostris - Sorry about the delay. I keep getting distracted. I have a list in progress. Let me get it finished or I can send you what I already have. Is your intended goal to just give a facelift to the home page? Or can you also help me with adding more functionality like drop down menus and portals? I'd also like to standardize the info boxes to coordinate with the new look. I am great with content, but adding those kinds of things is beyond my abilities. Thanks. Helios1836 (talk) 23:43, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

No worries, you can just sent it when you're finished -- no use getting half a list I think then :-) My goal here was mainly a design face-lift, so sprucing up the main page, background, add a workdmark, and a favicon image (the little image you see in your browser tab).

You can add those dropdown menus yourself already by adjusting the MediaWiki:Wiki-navigation page (explained more here). I see that you're still using non-portable infoboxes. Helping you switch those is currently outside of my scope, but I'll raise your request and see whether there is something I or someone else can do to help you. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 13:59, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Understood on the drop-downs and infoboxes. Is it in your purview to add new sections to the homepage or just to spiff up what is already there? I have ideas for new sections. I'm good at basic coding, but more complex coding baffles me. I'm self taught. Helios1836 (talk) 04:40, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
The design spiff includes definitely includes adding new section. We generally go with best practices and highly-sought after information, so users can easily start to navigate the wiki and go from there. If there are content specific things to be added, I will most likely defer to you as the expert, though I can definitely create the framework that you can then later adjust yourself if you ever wish to switch up the content presented on the main page. If there are certain designs from other wikis you like, be sure to include links to those on your list, so I can easily see what you desired layout is. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 09:34, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
Great! I'll get to work compiling my ideas. Thank you. Helios1836 (talk) 14:38, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm reorganizing the categories so we can have better, more intuitive, portal links on the home page. FYI that it may be awhile before I get back to you because of this. Helios1836 (talk) 05:46, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

That's okay :-) Make sure to leave me a message on my own talk page though when you're ready, so I get notified about this in case I'd forget to check.

Also, I requested the help of Vanguard, Fandom's portable infobox specialists, so one will be around one of these to contact you and help you out with the transition of the infoboxes. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 14:16, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Hey Helios, just wanted to check in how everything was going with your revamping efforts and if you perhaps already had the chance to finish your design ideas. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 14:08, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello, Lady Lostris. I have finished restructuring all the categories. Now I'm working on how I want the home page to look and what it will contain. I have a LOT of ideas/requests and they will be super-long in this format. Is there another place we could have that coversation? If not, no problem. Thanks. Helios1836 (talk) 05:15, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
What other format did you have in mind? Do you have Discord? Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 11:07, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
No Discord. I thought there might be another way to communicate with the written word than here in Talk. So it will be more organized for me (instead of one long discussion under "Design Spiff"), I will just use subheaders for the different aspects I want - the look, the sections, the portals, etc. Helios1836 (talk) 00:44, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
You can perhaps start a sandbox page? User:Helios1836/Design ideas and then we can discuss it there further (will also be easier for me to follow that page, as I can just watch it and receive updates whenever something was changed). Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 10:49, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
Will do, thanks! Helios1836 (talk) 01:31, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

Hey Helios, first of all, happy holidays! Secondly, I apologize for bringing this up again, but would you by any chance be able to share some preliminary notes or something about your preferred design? That way I could already start looking into some things to see what it is you'd like to see done around here. I know you're also busy taking on other projects on this wiki, but there's nothing that prevents us from working on multiple projects simultaneously :-) Thanks! Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 13:00, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Sorry for all the delays. I got focused on the holidays and then I got sick. I kept thinking I needed to get all of it to you at once. I just created the Sandbox and added some update requests. More to come later. Thanks for being patient with me. Helios1836 (talk) 10:03, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
That's quite alright. I hope you're feeling better! I uploaded a wordmark and favicon to the wiki already, as well as a new File:Wiki.png. I'm not sure what it is you want with the headers. You prefer the main page headers to be like that yellow font and not the Bewitched font? I have either fonts available, so the choice is yours. If you have an idea about how you'd like the background to look like, feel free to share, then I can already take a crack at that as well. Lady Lostris / 9?cb=20190922130322 SOAP 22:14, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

My Edits/Witches

Thank you for allowing my expansion on the Witch page. I'm sorry I left so many typos, but I'm afraid I'm not much of a typist. I tried to expand and improve a similar page on the Sabrina page back when it was abandoned, but when the new owner took over, they deleted all of my work! Thor2000 (talk) 17:14, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

- Sorry again for all the typos. I'm on the autism spectrum and I'm afraid my brain works at a different speed than my typing. Thor2000 (talk) 16:46, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

- Don't worry about the typos. I don't mind updating them. I have an English degree. I like doing it. The Betty character is a complex discussion. I have to report some bugs to Fandom. Once I'm done with that, I'll get back to you on Betty. Your content is thoughtful and professional. I adopted the Bewitched Wiki last year, and became the administrator this past August. I found a lot of unprofessional content and incomplete articles. I have slowly been updating them. Your professionalism is refreshing and much needed. Thank you so much for all of your updates. Helios1836 (talk) 21:24, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

_ Thank You. I've been writing non-stop since I was 13 years old. I've written numerous short stories and novels, but nothing published. I've adopted a few abandoned Wikis myself and created a few myself.

I apologize for my delayed response on the character of Betty. I have been busy preparing the wiki content and categories for a design facelift and dealing with bugs. There is a website that lists all the actresses who played secretaries as being Betty, whether they were called Betty or not. I originally was going with that. However, I always had my doubts. Your comment prompted me to rethink my stance. I've decided to only list as Betty the actresses who were named Betty at least once in the script. Others, like Sharon DeBord, I am going to change her from Betty to Miss Thatcher. I added the Betty character article and articles for all the actresses who played secretaries. I will sort that out. I will let you know when I finish so you can take a look. Good going on the writing! I looked at your profile and saw the wikis you are administrating. Awesome! It's very satisfying to adopt an abandoned Wiki and whip it up into shape. Helios1836 (talk) 18:51, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
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