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.
Hello, I come from this wiki's counterpart in Spanish.
Today I was just curious about some information about the series, so I went to the wiki and I noticed it was completely abandoned. Since I had the time and I like the series, I tried to add some information; but I'm afraid that I won't be able to continue editing.
I came here and I saw that this community was very active, so it would be amazing if someone goes to the wiki and try to add information or translates pages that are missing; of course, if they feel comfortable with the language.
I write this message to you because you were the first administrator that I could find; however, anyone who helps is welcomed. I hope you can pass this to others so that it's easier to get at least one person who is interested in doing this.
Hi, or hola, I suppose would be more appropriate. Thank you for getting in touch with me and for trying to expand the Spanish counterpart. Even the smallest contribution is greatly appreciated.
Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in Spanish but I will be more than happy to look into updating the Spanish version of our wiki. I apologise for it seemingly having been abandoned, I can't help but feel somewhat responsible for that. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention. I'll check it out as soon as I can and see what I can do. Thanks again!
Thanks to you! And don't worry, I can see that all of you are already doing excellent here.
I do this because I enjoy both; Fandom and Criminal Minds, sadly I don't have the time to fully dedicate myself to them. However, I think that it would be great to see an active community of Criminal Minds and visit it once in a while; especially now that the series is still going on.
I also understand that is difficult to find someone from another language to help, but it was better to say something than do nothing. Principally because I saw that even some main characters were missing information.
Hopefully, more people willing to help will appear, thanks again for answering and paying attention to this issue.
Don't worry, I completely understand. I love the show and what I do here but I only recently returned from a long hiatus for similar reasons. Community building is actually a focus for us at the moment (we just implemented blog posts titled Community Updates and we also recently joined Twitter as well) so I can try and see if I can find a way to implement that or something similar outside of the English version. That might help build a communuity but I can't promise anything.
And no, you were absolutely right to say something, if I had known it was an issue, I would have looked into it sooner. Thanks again for reaching out. Give me a little time and I'll see if there's anything I can do.
I can totally see the efforts, especially with the idea of having your twitter and the series' one in the main page. I even tried to implement the same on the wiki in Spanish (in this case by showing the twitter of the series), since I considered that it gives you the feeling of being updated from the source itself.
By the way, I was also thinking that there were some tasks that are not influenced by the language barrier, for example, fixing templates or changing the style and colors of the page; which would make it more pleasant for visitors and users.
It was nice to see an active community here, keep up the good work.