Wikigrounds is fast approaching the magic figure of 500 Pages and we are promoting the site heavily to mark the occasion. It therefore concerns us that there is so little ART on it.
The team of regulars does not currnetly include any artists and we know little about how the Art Portal, and the various threads and competitions work. We do have a small section, with a Page about the Portaland just two sample pagesabout what we guessed are major art submissions.
We need some people who can help us decide what the criteria for Notability- meaning possible inclusion in our wiki- on the subject of art. Are there art submissions which we should have pages about- What makes them significant above the run- of-the-mill art submissions? What would we say about them that was worth reading?
Likewise, are there Artists that are worth creating Pages for? What makes them so special? If we created Pages for them, would they have anything on the Page that was not on the artists user page?
I understand that you guys have stacks of competitions- we would NOT want a Page about every one of them, so which are Notable? Which have significance for more than a few weeks?
What other Pages could we have that people would consider significant and useful?
Is the Art 101 user Notable? Apart from saying that it exists and giving a boring list of what is on it, could we tell people something worth saying?
Do you guys have significant Crews ? Do the Flash Crews have much impact here?
I spoke to Turkey on a Stick, who suggested I created a thread here and invited you guys to join in with creating a credible Art section on Wikigrounds. You can do this by writing a few answers to my questions and other thoughts you have here. You can talk to us on the Wikigrounds Club threadif you prefer or you can go to Wikigrounds yourself and contact me there, or join up and join in the editing.
The art section is so small we had to combine it with Audio just so it didn't look totally lame. We know many of you feel that Art doesn't get the attention it deserves and we want you to help us help you to get that balance.
The Art pages will need improved categorising too and if you guys will come and join us, then we will give it a month of specialist attention, when we sort the Art out.
Art specialists could get fast-tracked into admin positions if they are constructive, put in the effort and learn what is going on and how to do things.
Finally, the promotions currently include Secret messages, User News Posts, PMs to key people, a Flash Submissionplanned for the day of 500 (this coming week) and an application for Wiki Spotlight when we hit 500 Pages. If any of you can promote this event at all, please do-
--Wikigrounds is fast becoming a significant source of info- hundreds of people dropped in on April 1st this year to find out about it; hundreds more dropped by to find out about this year's Tank Awards.
Thanks for your attention