Hey, you. You may already be wondering what is going on? Well, I am here to answer some things about the future of the Dream Logos & Fiction Wikis.
Why is CoolGamer23 (a.k.a. Driller) leaving and where is he going? He has moved onto Miraheze, like another person I know, Gabrielpika (who runs a secret wiki there and that's all I'm willing to tell for safety reasons). He ''might'' form the new Dream Logos and Fiction Wiki(s), but as with Kaylor's own DLFWs, it's mostly disregarded and non-canon, not in the same continuity, whatever. I pitched an opportunity a while back to maybe allow him to stay and make Drillimation related pages that are not canon (like their ownership over AlphaDream, etc).
I fully take blame on him leaving the wikis, because it was purely because of what my #BoycottDriller movement has caused. While I am sorry about making someone give up everything, it is not in vain. I never intended to have any situation related to this be intensely worse, but I care so much about this, and seeing how I could not change the way a person misuses a wiki, I had no choice on the matter. I had to revolt, or as he stated a while back... troll.
I am still a bit disgusted at how he tried to disregard everything that I worked towards, how he refused to stop harming what makes this community special on the outside. I fought with tears and blood, for the lack of a better metaphor, but in the end, all it caused me personally was tiresome and I felt like I had no hope left. I didn't know what to do, if he was to continue. I didn't want this to turn dystopian, or want to warn him for nothing in return anymore.
Right now I am full of regret, and my victory feels empty. I feel like I don't deserve this, but mostly because during this long journey, I've been having personally the worst moments of my life. Seeing one of the biggest obstacles being defeated should feel absolutely phenomenal, but it doesn't feel like that to me. I feel like I betrayed a friend, a mentor. A bad one, yes, but one nonetheless.
But, as they all say, this too shall pass. The regret will soon go away naturally, as all things do. Maybe I will be able to make it up for him somehow. But who knows what the future holds.
So what comes next?
Right now, I am not sure. I did throw a little hint at Blue (the bureaucrat on both DLW and DFW), who is the only person who I know is more active on Discord, on a single account as well, than AmazingTLM. I proposed that we form a trio, through which we will lead two wikis (Dream Logos Wiki and Dream Fiction Wiki). If it happens, then we will plan a new strategy and a new admin team, which will be common in both wikis.
One thing I plan to do is '''slightly''' loosen up the rule stricting the use of profanity. It has been fully acknowledged that most of us are now around the age where it is more acceptable, as in kind of adults, but the kids here have also been absolutely responsible, whenever something did slip up. I don't intend to get rid of it, allow everyone to curse, just allow a sense of context recognition into the allowance of profanity.
Another thing I plan to do is completely re-organize the admin teams into one, as well as the factors that go into them maintaining their roles in the new team. I will still keep the "rule of threes" limit, because last time I went completely free, no strings attached, kinda buckwild on this, it contributed to the downfall of the Greeny Phatom Wiki. And with a role as critical as a bureacurat or a "wikirunner", it's kinda risky to allow more than three.
(Please don't call us owners, I want to make this clear, we are not owners, no contributor can own a wiki.)
Third, I want to allow the community to take part in decisions that affect the wiki, unless they're absolutely minor or are meant to keep up with the Wikia framework, firmware, whatever kinda modification of MediaWiki it is.
Other than this, I have nothing else at the moment. I am gonna work on a new identity for the wikis, with my team at the real life version of Salovaara & Kosch Group.
Until later, if no new updates come by the end of the year, happy holidays, have a better new year, may you be free from danger, may you be happy, may you be healthy and may you love with ease, even those who hate me with all the fire in their hearts. Because we have that one specific person, right?
Anyways, keep on doing what you love. Because I certainly have been for the past 6 years or so. (Sorry for the wall of text btw, the tl;dr is that I am one of the captains now, but I'm gonna be chill, at least I'm supposed to be, and everything will be more community-focused! Hooray!)