Hello! This is an idea I had. Essentially, I will randomly choose editors and users on the wiki and interview them. This installment's user is XGlass Reflection, a patroller here on ZCSF.
Yuzura: Tell me a little bit about yourself.
- XGlass Reflection: Well, as most people probably know, my real name is Josh. I'm of British nationality but am currently living in Canada. I'm going into freshman year of highschool. As you can guess, I'm 14 years old and my main hobbies are sport and being a western otaku.
Yuzura: How did you first discover Wikia and which wikis do you spend the most time on?
- XGlass Reflection: I first discovered Wikia when I was looking for some information to back up my arguments on an anime forum, it was then I stumbled across Naruto wiki. I edited as an anon for about 2 months and then made an account as ReaperxRoll. I now spend most of my time on Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki.
Yuzura: What do you think is great about Wikia?
- XGlass Reflection: Well, before Wikia, I wasn't really interested in coding, so I guess Wikia has kind of sparked a passion instead of supporting one.
Yuzura: What would your top 5 tips for new folks on a wiki be?
- XGlass Reflection:
- Don't feed the trolls
- Be patient with new wikis
- Be civil and understanding with new users
- Take others opinions into consideration, everyone matters
- Have fun!
Yuzura: Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki has a lot of Japanese characters on the pages. Is this something you contribute to?
- XGlass Reflection: Yes. I help with romanizing kanji and if the kanji isn't available, I translate it myself.
Yuzura: You are very skilled with coding, especially HTML and CSS. What began your skills with coding and what is your advice to users who want to learn?
- XGlass Reflection: Well, I've been using HTML for since 2011 and CSS since 2012, I guess what began my skills was my IT teacher who always used to give me these books cause I told him that I wanted my own website. To anyone who wants to pick up coding, I advise being patient and not getting too frustrated if whatever you're coding doesn't look how its supposed to.