I was editing that because i wanted to do same as you, well instead a celebrating how long you stayed of your Wiki, just about my birthday, Sorry, I will try to be very careful when i plan Copying and Pasting again, Sincerely Jex - A Apologize to you
Thank you for your contributions to Encyclopedia SpongeBobia. However, you are currently in violation of one of our rules. Specifically, rude comments. Please take a look and review our rules on this page. If you continue to violate the rules of this wiki, you may be blocked.
While I understand that you strongly disagree with cutting down galleries and that you are passionate about it, your comments here about Spongebob456 went too far and were out of line. Please refrain from doing such in the future.
Tan, you are allowed to ask for more details and to critique the proposal and what it does to the wiki. But what is becoming unacceptable now is the abundance of all-caps in your responses and rude comments. You can disagree with me, that's fine. I disagree with your view on it, but I am remaining respectful during the discussion. I understand you may be feeling ignored and I am in the process of responding to your latest concern, but you're not helping your cause of getting the answers you want with that attitude at the moment. Thanks.
So I am confusion. The majority of wiki views seem to be coming from Desktop. Less than 50% are from mobile and tables combined. So please explain that because I guess I'm too stupid to read data. Do you math? I thought the British were better than the Americans at math.
As for the civility of the discussion. We are expressing our viewpoints strongly (Cheese and myself especially) and I appreciate the civility you bring. I realize that we are acting somewhat jerky, but try to at least understand why we are giving such harsh pushback. Because this proposal, as proven by your data, is stupid
This is a warning for what? Exactly which rules and laws of this wiki did I violate? Tell me. I'm dying to know. Better yet, let me tell you. You don't like that I form my own opinions and am giving you a lot of friction on your proposal. You can't handle the fact that I am able to take each of your claims, and prove them wrong with actual evidence. So in what case am I breaking any rules? Oh, wait, this is 2019, and I'm hurting your feelings. Which for some reason is the worst law to break of them all (above murder and vandalism and everything else).
I have toned my aggression back quite significantly. But you're going to make me "learn a lesson" because you're an Administrator that is abusing his power. So sad how you want to destroy Users, their contributions and their work to appeal to your Staff overlords and appear "tough".
I'm very capable of accepting criticism thanks. Now, as I said in the Concern reply, the stats are quite unclear. The only thing that is clear than a high proportion of our viewers view the wiki on mobile, the evidence is there demonstrating that.
Only 23.2% actually view this website with mobile devices. The are 26.36% with tablets (as you said earlier, under 7" (17.78cm) are counted as mobile due to the skin layers) but since most tablets are designed to be (hence the world table in tablet) bigger, they load how a desktop/laptop would load. My iPad mini is 7.5 inches, and loads in the same wikitext as my laptop. So you can't combine the two to say they are both mobile, when they clearly are not.
The evidence only indicates 3 formats to view the wiki. Considering those are the only 3 ways to get online and interact with this and other websites. So in the technical terms, less than 1/4 of viewers come via mobile phone, a little over 1/4 come by tablet (not a mobile device) and slightly more than 1/2 come by computer.
So if the stats are unclear, doesn't that indicate we don't have enough evidence to continue? You say we have enough people to do this because of mobile viewership (ad revenue) but you reverse your statement (the texas sharpshooter fallacy) when you claim there isn't enough from the statistics to quantifiably reason that the majority (over 50%) uses the website from a computer.
Yeah it's a tricky situation I appreciate. If you add the number of folks who use 7" tablets, the statistics would get higher of course. As I say though, given that, I still feel that's a significant figure. I think a key factor is we're turning a lot of mobile users away potentially given how the wiki used to and still looks on mobile to a degree. We mustn't forget that before PIs, many of our articles appeared blank. If we can adapt, we can potentially attract those mobile viewers back to the wiki.
Regarding merging articles, this is a really interesting article that while set in a slightly different context to wikis, explains the reasoning behind consolidating your content. I should've included that article in my proposal.
I think the biggest challenge we have now, is attention spans. People will leave a website if it doesn't load within 10 seconds, and their minds are on that constant search for different content. That is our (and pretty much every website now) problem. The statistics would get higher if the tablets were factored in, but I think the issue is still that low percentage of mobile users. Granted 1/4 is good, but that's still overshadowed by the 3/4 of tablets and computers that people are also using (for which we shouldn't forget them).
And because I don't think it is necessary (as the normal skins load on tablets and computers) to merge everything to one page. Mobile viewers don't make up enough of the percentage (60% is what you said; max is 40% in actuality) to actually warrant this large of a significant change
Also, that article was pretty interesting, thanks for the link