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  • Hello Gsimenas, 

    I'm Lucas and I'm a member of the Fandom Anime Content Team. Basically, it's our job to act as a resource for anime focused wikis and help them grow. The SAO wiki is in great shape and I'm just getting in touch to see if my team and I can help with any ongoing projects in the community; especially with the recent release of the latest season of the anime. 

    Thansk for your time and, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out and I'll get in touch as soon as I'm able. 

    Sincerely, 

    Lder1995 (talk) 23:11, October 15, 2019 (UTC)

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    • Thanks for the offer, but we're not so much an anime wiki as we are a novel wiki. While we do cover the anime's content, most of our content comes from the novel or various side stories by the author. So, I'm not really sure how your team could help us... especially since I am personally unaware of what exactly your team does. We get our news directly from Japanese sources, seeing as we have people who can translate Japanese, and we have someone working on video content for the wiki; I can't think of anything else your team would be helping with.

      Edit: One thing we could use help with is figuring out how to embed a Google calendar on the wiki. We manage an event calendar for the series, but since verbatim was taken down, I haven't been able to find a way to embed a calendar on the wiki.

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    • My team and I would be happy to help with that embed. 

      Basically the Fandom Anime Team just acts as a resource for wikis tied to anime, like the Fate/Grand Order wiki, Chainsaw Man wiki, and My Hero Academia wiki. We help out with ongoing projects, clarify any questions you might have about Fandom's actions or policies, and help prep wikis for upcoming events tied to their series. 

      If you have any other questions or have anything else that you'd like a hand with, feel free to let me know. 

      Lder1995 (talk) 20:16, October 16, 2019 (UTC)

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    • If I may chime in, as Gsimenas stated, since we receive our news straight from Japanese sources and translate them ourselves, it is quite hard to come up with possible requests, not knowing the scope of your operations. We tend to assume it's most probably western networking, which more often than not, does not even receive the news we receive from Japan and bring over to the west in a worst case scenario, whereas the most common scenario is that the western departments receive news a couple weeks after we already shared them from Japanese sources. It is incredibly rare that western publishers are "on time" with their material and even if that ends up being the case, it's still slower than us following Japanese sources, because when things get announced in Japan, more often than not it's US Midnight, so nothing is shared from there until they wake up hours later.

      So, it would be really helpful to hear about the scope of the Fandom Anime Team and their operations. Does the Anime Team strictly focus on "Anime" or it has a wider reach akin to "Anime related content" for example? Could we, for example, assume the Anime Team can help us with receiving SAO Light Novel or SAO Magazine once they are released in Japan? Could we assume the Anime Team can help us with SAO Games by Bandai Namco, allowing us to have maybe opportunities to visit one of their nearby studios (for example, Bandai Namco Germany and Bandai Namco Italy HQ's are in close proximity to where I live) to get exclusive gameplay footage or an actual first hand experience to share bits of rare info? Or is the Anime Team really limited to Anime content with contacts at the likes of Aniplex USA, in which case, we are already far superior in our news operations than they are with their internal information flows.

      Edit: I got ninja'd T.T Still, in regards to possibilities, I'd say questions I provided are open for answers.

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    • Hey Gsimeans and Kaantantr, 

      I talked to the webmaster side of our team and it doesn't look like there's any way to embed a Google Calender onto a wiki at this time. Appologies for the inconvenience. 

      As for the scope of the Fandom Anime Team, we primarily create and improve content on wikis related to anime. This does regulerly include series like SAO, which started out as a Light Novel, saw a manga and anime adaptation, and has since branched out into other mediums. Usually our efforts focus on expanding the content found on a given wiki (ie. adding episode summaries or filling in character information) and making a wiki easier to navigate (ie. adding interlinks, reformatting pages, and clearing out duplicate pages). All of this ties into our end goal of raising a wiki's viewership and total users. 

      While we are pursuing partnerships with numerous companies based in Japan, we cannot offer the wiki early press information about SAO right now. What we can do, though, is help expand the wiki, act as a moderation and support resource if any issues come up, and give you a point of contact if you have any questions about Fandom's future actions. 

      Lder1995 (talk) 22:04, October 16, 2019 (UTC)

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