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AlexGRFan97

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  • I live in a Shed with Internet Access in Kingston Upon Hull, England, United Kingdom, Europe, The Earth, The Solar System, The Milky Way, The Universe
  • I was born on June 7
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  • Happy New Year Alex!! Hope 2020 is treating you well? Just a couple of queries:

    1. I'm going to wait until Top Gear America has announced more parts of their series, such as where it's filmed, what segments are there and what cars will be used, before I either update Top Gear America or create a new page, titling the original Top Gear America (BBC) and the new one Top Gear America (MotorTrend).

    2. I'm currently creating pages for cars, used, and fixing up ones, that a relatively irrelevant. Just wondering if there are any cars, you want me to add to this wikia.

    3. How's the Grand Tour pages going and will both Wikias be merged as well as Fifth Gear.

    4. I hope my Clarkson's Car Years image is ok, I'm worried about the quality of it.

    5. I do hope Mvanterati isn't causing any hastle.

    All the best for 2020.

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    • Hi Senna!

      The year's been going very well so far! I have gained a hold of two original 2002 BBC2 airings of Series 1, long thought to be gone from the internet: Link to screencaps here
      Episodes 4 and 7, I listed the differences in the respective articles. I'm downloading more episodes from S1 - S3 on a very old, outdated service in the hopes there are more hiding somewhere.

      Also if you've checked the latest blog post, there's a more or less complete episode guide from 1978 - 2012, listing every segment, the production code of each episode, and the episode's exact official length. Soon I will be able to release my documentation project to the internet, missed the December deadline though.

      The car pages are great, I'll tweak them whenever I see fit but for now you're doing well.

      As for the merge, I'm going to wait since activity's picked up and I wasn't expecting it, I didn't come here until March last year anyway so I guess I missed it, but the merge will happen probably closer to late Spring now. Still plan on doing it though, because there really is no point keeping it separate. I used this example when stating my case:
      Hulk Hogan
      Look how many different companies he wrestled for, and if it was like ours, every time he switched company we'd need a new article on like 10 different wikis... there's no point! Surely you agree with this, makes much more sense to condense everything down into one central hub instead of splintering it all out.

      And as for Mvanterati, he vanished for a full year and then got at me for locking the main page, even though he locked so many of the goddamn episode & presenter pages for no good reason initially. I'm not worried about him, he did a lot for this Wiki but we've done arguably a lot more.

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    • Agreed, if the wikia, is condensed to one page, known as the car show wikia, it makes more sense than to have one central car page wikia rather than several different pointless ones. I think with regards to Top Gear America , I'll retitle the current one as Top Gear America (BBC) and create a new page called Top Gear America (MotorTrend) for Bovingdon, Corddry and Sheppard. Also I will create new pages for the upcoming Series 28 and update the wikia wherever possible.

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    • My point exactly. TGT is basically within a year of wrapping up for good, after that there will be no more. So the Wiki will just stay dead with no new content. Honestly, it should never have been made. I stopped editing because of my intentions to merge the two. I'm not suggesting blindsiding Mvanterati, but he is really the only obstacle. I think once he's disappeared for 2 - 3 months, we can do the merge and rebrand this Wiki to something more appropriate. I've been trying to think of a snappy name, but in all honesty the "Car Show Wiki" is probably what we want. Once I have free time I'll look to secure the Fifth Gear Wiki so it too can be merged.

      I've had a page idea, don't do anything yet but it would necessitate most episode and series pages being renamed.

      For example:
      Series 1 would become Top Gear: Series 1 (2002)
      As it will no longer be Top Gear-focused, the page names will need to be consistent and disambiguation pages for "Series 1" will need to be created. I know there's a special procedure to doing this, but I'll need to do more research.

      Another plus of this merge, since you asked about it last year, is we can branch out further to shows that were involved with the cast/crew, but are not car shows. So stuff like James May's toy series or the trio's new Amazon shows. But that's very far in the future atm.

      Just keep up the good work, and in the Summer I can begin working full time again once I've cleared the confusion.

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  • Hi there, Merry Christmas, just checking, should a new page be created for Top Gear America and would it be helpful if I create new pages for the presentes. Also should the main wikia be updated to the format since Series 28 is around hte corner, Series 4 of TGT has begun and Season 2 of Top Gear America is due soon.

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    • Thanks, Senna.

      There was a page for Top Gear America, unless you mean you want to make an S2 page. Definitely get started on presenter pages.

      If you could find a promo picture of S28, I'll apply the image template to it and add it to the main part. I've already updated the bit at the top.

      Everything's sort of in a temporary state until I get a few things done IRL. I hope Spongebob doesn't think I'm ignoring him, I just have other priorities at the moment and can only contribute a couple things each day. Just want to get that Wiki Hero badge lol.

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    • Sure, I can do the Presenters Pages, just updating some other pages to match Series 27. I think the Promo for S28 will be in January, the only upcoming thing for Top Gear is the Nepal Special, which I believe will go alongside S28 but not be part of the series.

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    • By the way Alex, do you know if Top Gear America will be presented in Las Vegas or somewhere else. Cause if it's an All new location, I suspect it's an all new series. Also should the Polar Special be included on the overall episodes list.

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  • https://www.motor1.com/news/385859/top-gear-america-returns-motortrend/

    Just wondering what you wanted to do with these chaps and also wanted to inform you that Clarkson's Car Years has been created but unfortunately the Image quality wasn't as good as I hoped. Also Since we have dates for Series 28 of Top Gear, Series 4 of The Grand Tour and Top Gear America, shouldn't these be updated on the main page..

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  • https://www.motor1.com/news/385859/top-gear-america-returns-motortrend/

    Here's the new lineup for Top Gear America. I can create pages for each of the new hosts if you'd like. Also have created Clarkson's Car Years but am a little concerned over the image quality. Please don't be upset, but the Image I selected may be of poor quality. If you want to edit, please feel free to. Thank you

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  • Should I create a page on Clarkson's Car Years?

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    • Absolutely, if you wanted to, that show's not affected yet. I can add production notes and other stuff once you've wrote about it. Not sure if you're up to date on the situation but I'm looking to merge the TGT wiki into this one, so I said to go easy on that content for now.

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    • Sure, no worries.

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    • By the way the new Top Gear America hosts should be announced Tommorow, Should I create pages on theses presenters,

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    • It was locked before IIRC, and it's mainly a spam filter as it wouldn't look good if it was vandalised; in the future I'll move it over to templates to prevent this. Was there anything you needed to add to it? To be honest I could say the same thing about the multitudes of pages (mainly Grand Tour articles) I had to unlock once I adopted this Wiki. If you wanted to become an Admin again I'd be happy to reinstate you provided you make more regular appearances.

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    • Yes, reinstate me

      Thanks,

      Mvanterati (talk) 10:57, December 24, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Reinstate me, mate >:( 

      Mvanterati (talk) 09:17, December 31, 2019 (UTC)

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  • Hey there! Just checking in to see how things are going. I know there is a Christmas special for Top Gear this year which is super exciting! This new series has gone down really well. Do we know anything about that yet?

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    • Hiya, just double checking the above is alright. How have plans been progressing?

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    • Hey! Just checking to see if you got the above message. This blog is intriguing. Have you been preparing files ready for the merge?

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  • Hey! So I bring some great news on a new feature introduced at Fandom!

    Special:Analytics is a new statistics tracking tool for admins on all Fandom wikis.

    This feature includes some really insightful statistics that should allow you guys to inform some wiki decisions, such as:

    • Top viewed pages
    • # of page views (daily over the past 30 days)
    • Most visited files
    • Desktop vs mobile sessions
    • and more!

    This should be really useful for you as a new adopter of this wiki!

    So as I mentioned above, this feature is really great as it allows you to see what areas are doing very well and how you can capitalise on them. For example, your current most popular article by far is Specials. You definitely could add that article to your main page somewhere and put it in a predominant location in your wiki's nevigation. This is just one way this new feature is super useful!

    Hopefully you like this feature, it's been highly requested for some time and we would really appreciate your feedback on it. For more help with it, please feel free to ask me questions and also refer to these two super useful articles:

    Thanks!

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    • Hey!

      I was previously aware of these changes through MisterWoodhouse's blogpost but couldn't get it to work on the day, assumed there was high demand/traffic at the time or I put the link in wrong. It's working now, so thanks for the direct links.

      It's eye-opening how many people browse this Wiki on their phones, and to that extent I'd like to update the main mobile page, though I'm kind of stuck on how to use that particular editor as it's so different from the usual ones. I also think it would be worthwhile to consider getting this Wiki on the Fandom App, as no doubt many mobile users have it on their phone. I did ask a while back what the minimum requirements to be featured on the App were, but perhaps you could help me out with more direct answers. Thanks very much in advance.

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    • No problem! That's exactly why I included the direct links, to make it so you have a place to refer to where the links will always be. Glad it worked out that way!

      These statistics have proven to be a real eye-opener for a lot of people in terms of the amount of mobile users use Fandom. I think that's a sign of the age we're moving towards with more readers using mobile devices.

      That's a really great idea to have the wiki on the Fandom app! That will really make using the wiki easier for mobile users. For the mobile main page, would you like me to perhaps create a skeleton for which you could add to? Or would you prefer a more hands-off step-by-step kind of thing? Help:Mobile Main Page is a useful help page nonetheless! :)

      One requirement for the Fandom app (which is easy for me to enable) is Discussions. You may have heard of that feature, but it's a social area where users can discuss a wiki's topic, in this case, Top Gear. The reason it's a requirement for the Fandom app is because the Fandom app uses that feature as part of its functionality as you may have seen.

      Let me know if you would like me to enable Discussions and I'm super glad you like the new Analytics tool! :)

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  • Should we make pages regarding Series/Season 5 of The Grand Tour as it's now been confirmed.

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    • Yeah, just copy the page made on the TGT Wiki and we'll add to it when more things become known. Also, I think it's perhaps best to rename them to "Seasons" as I suggested earlier, and keep "Series" as a redirect page. If you don't know how to do that I'll do it, so it doesn't break any links.

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    • I've been trying to change Series 1 to Season 1 on The Grand Tour wikia but it's refusing to allow me to do so. Also I personally feel that  on the Grand Tour wikia it should be Seasons while on Top Gear wikia it should remain Series to give differences. Like each episode on the TGT wikia have the title whereas each episode on the TG wikia is each listed by Series and Episode.

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    • I think I know what error that is btw, something to do with redirects and can only be fixed by a mod. Don't worry about it. Also I'd be inclined to agree with you, but whoever made the Top Gear US pages used "Season", so now I'm not sure. If we used redirect pages, stuff like "Season 1 (TGT)" would still show up even if you typed in "Series 1 (TGT)" - try typing in "TGM (Romania) 26" and you'll see the page for TGM (UK) 168 pop up.

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