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|Result: We have contacted Lizzunchbox at Wikia staff, expressing an interest in becoming an officially affiliated community. We will create a new discussion if and when Lizzunchbox gives us more info.|
| Has anyone noticed that some Wikia wikis are now officially affiliated with the games and companies they are designed for? I think that's pretty cool. Wikia are also looking to expand. So even though Sega already have an online presence, and even though there are a ton of other Sonic wikis out there, and even though we cover more than just the games, I thought I'd ask what everyone thinks about this. -- Supermorff (talk) 12:13, October 18, 2012 (UTC)
Well I think it would be pretty cool if we could officially affiliate ourselves with SEGA themselves, as well as the half-wiki half-furum site Sonic Retro. --12:29, October 18, 2012 (UTC)
It'd be nice to be given an opportunity to finally affiliate with SEGA themselves, so naturally I'm in full support of this for just that reason. I imagine it'd give us a chance to get our hands on some developer info much easier. Sure, I'm a bit concerned as to how this might change our style of doing things, but that's what negotiations are for, assuming all parties involved are willing to do so. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 22:20, October 18, 2012 (UTC)
I can only imagine great things coming out of this. Full support.11:24, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
I support, but only tentatively. Should SEGA want us to make any major changes I would have to honestly reconsider, as affiliated or not we have always been a big, if not the, resource for Sonic information.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 05:28, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
If anything, you could have SEGA's blessing and perhaps a link on their site without being officially affiliated. A while back, StarWars.com had redesigned their site. One of the things we noticed at Wookieepedia was the discontinuation of the Databank, and it being replaced with the Encyclopedia... with every entry of theirs linking directly to its corresponding article on Wookieepedia. Since Wookieepedia is covered by the Creative Commons license, this means that anyone can freely distribute information or link to us as they see fit. Though, afterward, representatives from Lucasfilm contacted our founder and explained that linking to us without our knowledge was indeed a misstep. However, Wookieepedia has an official blog on StarWars.com (our founder hasn't yet finished his entry, but we'll have one and other administrators can write for it, too). We are officially recognized by Lucasfilm, they use us, link to us, talk about us, promote us, and at events, we need to adhere to their policies, as we are an entity of them.
Being officially recognized could be an option for you. It would also give you the notoriety so that way you can promote yourself in events, such as conventions. Perhaps have a table at a convention, run by a few users. You would need to contact SEGA's licensing department for more information on how you would go about creating promotional materials and how you would need to conduct the booth, but it's an option, and it would be another way to become recognized officially, without the worry of SEGA taking an active role in the management of the wiki. Trak Nar Ramble on 05:45, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough, but should SEGA suggest any major changes that would impact how we work or our uniqueness, I suggest we reconsider. If they don't, then this will be very interesting.... *looks at my fan-characters* .....Yeah, we may also have a slight problem in that department.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 04:25, October 25, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not being negative Bullet, I'm being realistic. I was just thinking about how many people (likely myself included) would see the affiliation as... well probably their only way to possibly share their fan-characters with SEGA. I mean seriously, how many people here on SNN with fan-characters would pass up that opportunity? It may or may not cause problems.--Kagimizu-Seeya 'round 05:31, October 28, 2012 (UTC)