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Not a bad idea, really, but I'll go into detail into why I still see it as confusing.
"plus the agents of shield show" and the 10 other MCU shows you're forgetting... Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, Inhumans, The Punisher, Runaways and Cloak & Dagger, but that's beside the point.
Also, what about the other non-MCU tv shows? The Ghost Rider films? Blade? Fantastic Four? Fant4stic? Daredevil/Elektra? I'm guessing you forgot to mention?
Also, the Marvel wiki has to include the movies for multiverse listing purposes. You can still have the Marvel Movies Wiki, but it's still going to be there.
Personally, I believe it should be:
Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki
X-Men Movies Wiki
Everything else gets detailed Marvel Wiki pages. The MCU and X-Men are still on there, but it's less detailed.
1. Yes, those shows too. I have no idea why I completely forgot about them! Sorry!
2. All of those would be on the Marvel Movies wiki, or the Other Marvel Movies wiki.
3. Yes, I know that. The Marvel wiki definitely should have info on the movies on it. It should have info on everything Marvel on it.
The Marvel wiki is for everything Marvel, the Marvel Movies wiki would be for only the movies. I don't want to have one wiki be comics and one be movies, I want one to be for the hardcore fans to talk everything Marvel, and one for the casual fans who only watch the movies/TV shows to be able to discuss them.
Uh not yet, so i think that we're gonna wait until the time is right!
Hey guys! More great points have been made and it's really important to have these conversations when deciding on future prospects for any community.
In terms of the argument that comics content would confuse casual fans, I am wondering if it would actually make them more inquisitive and curious for content that inspired areas from the movies. While Game of Thrones is clearly a much smaller example, there was appeal to have that backstory from the books included with the TV show content to make the wiki richer and more comprehensive. Basically, you encourage your readers to explore the wiki and find out new things.
Regarding merge alternatives, it's great you brought those up and want to explore ways to grow the community. Merging all the movie wikis together sounds like an interesting idea and has actually been done over at Marvel Movies Wiki. Whether you think of merge with that wiki might be appropriate would be interesting to know.
I'm still thinking not including the comic book content that inspired the content in the movies removes the chance for readers to explore your wiki and find out everything they want to know about the X-Men in one unified X-Men Wiki.
You have brought up that users can find out this information on Marvel database, and I will pose the question: Do you think a straight up merge with that is something you would want or feel would be the best solution?
I know I've asked it before, but just to clarify that is all.
This is a great discussion guys, keep it going! :)
Hi guys! Sorry for the double post!
I've spoken with Fandom staff and there may be a workaround here where a merge wouldn't happen but wikis could cooperate and work together more to cover a wide variety of content. This may involve wikis linking to one another and affiliating. How does that sound?
I'll back to you with more details on this if you'd like, Fandom staff are working on the best way to go about this.
Your input has been really great and you've asked some great questions. Hopefully it allowed us to think about the future relationship between the X-Men wikis and when the X-Men join forces with the MCU. Thanks again!
(Regarding your first reply)
1. Yes, having the comic content on the wiki could make fans more curious. It’s a great idea, but my problem is Discussions.
If some users haven’t read any comics, and most posts are about the comics, then those users might feel left out, and wouldn’t be able to experience what Discussions is really about. Maybe we could have links on the wiki going out to the Marvel Database? Like a section titled “Comic Counterparts”.
2. There *is* a Marvel Movies wiki? That’s perfect. I would love to have that on the app.
3. I don’t think merging with the Marvel Database is a good idea. Their articles seem like they’d need the least help out of all of the Marvel wikis. I think if this wiki were to merge with any wiki it would be the Marvel Movies wiki.
(Addressing your second reply)
If people think that this wiki is really needed, then cooperating would be best. I still think merging is the best idea, but that’s just me.
I still don't think we should be merging with any wiki. The X-Men movies have been big, and there's still the New Mutants film coming. And even if that's the last film in the X-Men series, that doesn't mean we would be inactive. Wikis of cancelled shows like Once Upon a Time do get edits. This wiki should not be closed just because the MCU's biggest rival with a Marvel movie franchise is ending.
Hi guys! I'm super pleased you like the wiki inter-linkage idea, with wikis cooperating more and linking to each other. This way, we avoid unwanted merges thus keeping communities intact, and we also allow for duplication of content being less of an issue with one wiki being able to link to another.
In terms of any sort of merge, this is an interesting debate as it is worth saying that merges generally occur when there is a heavy duplication of content or when communities want to merge due to covering similar topics as I suggested in this thread. If another X-Men wiki arose that basically had identical content of this, then a merge might be more likely due to more blatant duplication.
I think this was a really great conversation to have as it enabled you guys to consider the future of the wiki and tackle the problems relating to the X-Men joining forces with the MCU. I will keep you posted on the wiki inter-linkage best practices as Fandom staff believe it would be good for this wiki, but they need to develop the concept further. Thanks again! :)
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