Hey Fashionable! I just wanted to drop by as I know I said before I like involving as much of the admin team in conversations as I can.
I mainly wanted to ask you, now CM has ended, if you had anything you wanted to specifically do for the wiki going forwards? Do you have any plans for it? This wiki is still doing amazingly well despite the show ending which is great to see.
An example is, similar to what I brought up with Profiler101 a while ago, is whether you could now feature full plot summaries for episodes as spoilers are less of an issue now. I look forward to hearing from you and feel free to reach out to me about anything wiki-related! :) --Spongebob456talk
I see your point there! The character summaries are indeed very thorough, although they do really only pertain to one character rather than others who are featured in an episode. Generally speaking, wikis often include full plot summaries on wiki articles as these help readers have a clear understanding of what happened in the episode, especially if the episode had a complex plot or theme. Also, it does generally make the article more rich and detailed which helps with search engine optimisation. Does that make sense? Let me know if I'm waffling!
It might be a new project to consider on the wiki potentially as with the show ending, we have a lot of users who will be coming to the wiki for their CM fix and any project they can be given to help out would be really useful. Let me know what you think! :) --Spongebob456talk
Thank you but no thank you. We wish not to include plot summaries since we already cover the episode contents on our Unsub and character pages. We do not wish to be like other fandom pages, but we WILL cover our true crime spinoff that will air on CBS All Access soon to be Paramount+ in the future.
Every time I enter/refresh the Criminal Minds Wiki site, no matter if I'm logged in or not, my antivirus always sends me an advice saying: "connection was interrupted on railwam.herokuapp.com because it seems to be infected by URL:Phishing". It's becoming something of a nuisance, do you know if there's a way to deal with it?
Hey Fashionable! I'd chatted to Fearless Prince about this and as I'm conscious they have other commitments which are reducing their activity a little, I wanted to keep you in the loop as well in case Fearless isn't able to pass this on.
Just to let you know that UCP migration is now resuming soon after being delayed last month. This means this wiki is back on track to migrate to UCP soon. Please let me know if you have any questions on this and I'm more than happy to help! :) --Spongebob456talk
Hey there! Hopefully you are keeping safe. I wanted to message you about the Unified Community Platform (UCP). Have you heard much about this and do you have any questions on it I can help with?
As you may have seen from the banner, this wiki will be migrating to it soon. UCP is a new platform that uses the latest version of MediaWiki and will bring some feature and design changes. Hopefully, we won't see too many large changes but best we're ready!
I'd like permission to create a page on Alton Coleman:
"Charm and Harm" - While Coleman was never directly referenced in the show, he appears to have been an inspiration for the episode's unsub, Mark Gregory - Both were narcissistic, hebephilic rapists and serial offenders-turned-spree killers (Gregory was a serial killer, while Coleman was a serial rapist) who were prompted to embark on interstate killing sprees when faced with the consequences of their crimes (arrest in Gregory's case, trial in Coleman's case), were the subjects of frantic manhunts by federal authorities, were able to constantly avoid capture by gaining people's trust and changing appearance, killed a total of eight victims, and their M.O. involved abduction and beating. Also, both committed their very first crime and ended their sprees in the same state (Gregory in Tennessee, Coleman in Illinois).
"Omnivore" - Coleman also appears to have been an inspiration for the episode's unsub, George Foyet - Both were antisocial, narcissistic, and hebephilic serial offenders-turned-spree killers (Foyet was a serial killer, while Coleman was a serial rapist) who mainly targeted women and couples but had a varied victimology, employed ruses to approach their victims, and their M.O. involved shooting, stabbing, and bludgeoning with incidental objects. Also, both left items stolen from previous victims on subsequent crime scenes. Foyet also appeared in Season Five.
"The Thirteenth Step" - Coleman and Brown appear to have been an inspiration for the episode's unsubs, Raymond Donovan and Sydney Manning - Both were engaged couples of interstate spree killers and robbers who were active in the Midwest, were the subjects of manhunts by federal authorities, moved through car thefts, and their M.O. involved beating with blunt instruments (including a crowbar), shooting, rape (once in Donovan and Manning's case), and abduction (once in Donovan and Manning's case). Also, both Coleman and Donovan were diagnosed as sociopaths.
I know I already asked it, but it's been more than one week since I first posted this, so can I have permission?