Hi, I was just stopping by to let you know that I am currently in the process of revising several articles that haven't been touched upon in months (namely expanding upon articles of unsubs from the 13th-15th seasons) and I was wondering when those pages may be unlocked.
I understand that the reason they're locked is to avoid editing conflicts, but some of the articles are unfinished.
Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that I created a new page for this wiki. It's about James Barbour. The deputy director who recomended Emily Prentiss as the new director of the FBI. Oh, and Fashionable101 added some categories for that page. I didn't see the finale yet. I have it recorded so that I'll watch it tonight. But whatever Emily decided, I hope she's happy with her choice.
Hey, i could use a little help. Someone has been making changes to Martin Bryant by changing his type to "spree mass killer". To my knowledge, he did this without an admin's expressed approval. I left a message on his wall and he asked me to direct him to an admin. So here i am. Could you help straighten things out? This is the guy.
Also i'd like your thoughts on the Christa Pike page. I only spared it for the fact that it was new at the time. But now that it has been here for a while, and i still don't see any similarities, shall i wait longer or just go ahead and mark it?
I am the guy. The question I want to raise is a change from Martin Bryant's type from 'spree killer' to 'spree mass killer'. Bryant attacked several institutions in his attack with several victims each institution and with some (little) cooling off between each institutional attack, hence he sould be typed as 'spree mass killer'. See for example https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Andrew_Cunanan for a similar syntax function.
So I've done a little thinking and judging from the episodes seen thus far (or the whole series in general), I've begun to think that despite the possibilities of inspiration for some of the unsubs in the show, I'm beginning to think that most of the articles I've worked on in the past for real life criminals, namely Skylar Julius Deleon, Jared Lee Loughner, and Pekka-Eric Auvinen may not have any actual connection to the show at all for the reasoning that none of those names have been mentioned in any of the episodes to begin with. Though they may have possibly been used for inspiration for the following unsubs mentioned on their pages, I'm conflicted about whether or not those pages hold any real value to this wiki anymore.
I know there is the little option to type in the classic editor to mark an article as a candidate for deletion, but should I just hold off on doing anything on those particular articles until they've been looked over and a decision has been made about whether they should be deleted or not?
This is something we've been looking into the past few months. When I came back, it came to my attention that there were many articles about real life criminals who haven't been mentioned by name but may have still inspired an unsub or events in an episode. The main issue was that these pages were created but never expanded and if they were, there was no obvious reference to the show. OmniFrieza994 has been keeping me updated on the matter.
This is just my personal opinion but I think the Unreferenced Criminals category is genuinely a good idea, often what inspires stories the most are not always explicitly stated, if that makes sense so it does hold value to the wiki. But the pages need to fit a certain criteria: the most important being that a direct link to the show must be clearly established from the creation of the page. So many of the pages simply have the "On Criminal Minds" sections blank, which is the most frustrating thing. 994 took the liberty of flagging any pages not up to standard as "Candidates for deletion" before the new year so we've already taken steps to tackling this issue. That said, it's easier said than done as we're talking literally dozens of pages. But I appreciate you coming to me about this, the feedback helps more than you might think.
If you're referring to pages from Season 15, those are under construction by site staff and drafts for some of them are almost finished. But if you have specific articles in mind and have anything you'd like to point out for them, feel free to leave them here and I can take them on board during writing and if you spot anything we've missed thus far, you'll be given credit when the pages are published.
You're more than welcome to make contributions to any page that hasn't been protected, most of them are to do with the latest season but a complete list of pages (except for ones from Season 15) affected is on my profile. It's only a short term thing until the pages are finished then they'll be open for users to edit, if that makes sense.
Hey, Cat's page has been placed under protection for a brief time while it's expanded by staff. I understand your perspective but she actually is deceased. She just wasn't killed on-screen. It's mentioned in Date Night that she was sentenced to be executed shortly before the episode and she was executed off-screen, similarly to Chester Hardwick and Leonard Hagland.