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UnionPointDropout

aka Γόρδων Μάλλου

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  • I live in Αθήνα, Ελλάς
  • I was born on January 1
  • My occupation is The Orville Βικιπέδια.
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  • Hey UnionPointDropout!

    I’m contacting you, because we want to get off on the right foot the year and after all the feedback received at Community Connect, we want to know more about the current status of the communities. First step is to analyze the previous year, so we would like to hear from you about 2019. It’s so important for us to know what’s your opinion about the work that we did in 2019. It has been a year of a lot of changes and we would like to continue working in the right direction and find solutions to any problem detected by you in the last year.

    We know that you could have questions about the UCP too, please feel free to ask me anything about it and I will share your concerns, comments and questions with the other Community Managers in order to obtain an answer as soon as possible.

    Finally, also I would like to invite you to rate the last year in Fandom from 1 to 5, meaning 1 as "definitely not good" and 5 like "this has been a fantastic year!". It would be super helpful for our work.

    BTW, if you haven’t joined us on Discord, feel free to do it, we plan to run some new projects there and use it as platform to communicate important things to TV/Movies communities, so you will be welcome to our server!

    And like I said, let me know if you have any question. I will be happy to help you.

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  • Hello! I'm Isaac, from Fandom's Editor Experience team. One project that we're excited about launching is an initiative to pair newly registered users with experienced advisors (which they can choose from). These advisors would be available for answering basic editing questions and guiding appropriate edits, in the hope that these users will become active in the local community.

    Why do this, rather than rely on admins and moderators? We've seen from research and experience (from Wikipedia) that establishing a human bond with a peer "senpai" or mentor can have a better effect on the comfort of the newcomer, especially where the high volume of edits may cause the quick response of rollbacks rather than taking the time to walk new editors through their early work. While some communities do take that time and care among their leaders, we feel an additional level might put new users at ease and help them be more comfortable with editing. Ultimately, we feel like this project will either free up some time for admins and moderators, or designate them as approachable welcomers to talk to and guide new users. We want to see how effective this is on a relatively small number of communities and see if Fandom's results are consistent with those experienced on Wikipedia. If they are, we may pursue expanding the pilot program and perhaps seeking to build it into a core part of the new platform.

    Here's what we would wish for your community to agree to:

    • At least one volunteer advisor, acting as an advisor and advocate helping newcomers. For the most part, this means responding to questions that newcomers leave the advisor in Discussions. Sometimes this may mean the advisor interacts with admins and moderators to address concerns regarding the newcomer. We have some advisors-at-large (those not tied to the local community, but available as fallbacks) already, but if you have ideas on who you might want to represent you in this role (or if you'd like to do so yourself!), feel free to contact me on my Wall or this thread.
    • Discussions / Feeds. Your community must have this active for the current solution to work. This is the primary method in which advisors have open communication with the users that choose them.
    • A change to your Welcome Messages to allow a method where a newcomer can choose an advisor. As you are currently participating in the MyDashboard program, there will be a card there to interact with an advisor.

    We are testing this for the next two months, and will see what the future of the program is thereafter. Is this a program you would feel comfortable with placing on your community?

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  • yo, regarding the Hawking i seen the Dogfight sequence frame by frame in Identity part 2, its confirmed to be a Science Class not a Cruiser Class, Cruiser Class has 2 Rings one up and one down with the down ring being a little longer while both the rings of the Science Class is facing up, in the dogfight the Hawking looks larger cause its closer to the camera

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    • See this again.

      Screenshot 2019-09-13 at 5.43.36 AM

      It clearly reads CCV-956 HAWKING.

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    • Electro, the Hawking collides with the Orville at 38:09. You can see the end of its registry -KING on the side of its hull in the picture I took.

      As a community we need to have a discussion about what to do with the Hawking because, as Electro raised here, the whole thing with the Hawking is totally screwy. As will be seen here, Electro is not completely wrong.

      First, from my own conversations with the production staff, the team calls the Hawking the CCV Hawking, which is like the BCV Burton. On the other hand, the call sign on the ship's side says CCV-956 Hawking, which implies that the ship should be called the Hawking CCV-956. So we have an inconsistency between production staff and what's seen in the show. There's nothing known about the script that could help us here. It's always possible that the production team mixed things up, but we can't reject the possibility that the ship was really meant to be called the CCV Hawking as the production team has told me.

      Second, is the question 'Why no "USS" in front of Hawking'? Tom Costantino is adament that the ship is NOT in any way to be called the "USS Hawking". I have a few theories why that would be-- the leading theory in my head is that "USS" is reserved for the Planetary Union. In this theory, individual planets like Earth or Moclus maintain a small fleet of independent ships in addition to the Union's fleet, but independent ships will not get the call sign "USS." That would explain why Moclan ships seem different from general Union ships.

      Third, the design of the Hawking's hull is indisputably the same as Science-class vessels, not Cruiser-class vessels. So even though we know that the ship is considered Cruiser-class based on its in-show call sign of CCV, its design looks to be Science-class.

      What do we do with all this inconsistent information? My proposal:

      1. Add a picture of the Hawking to the Cruiser-class section under Starship class. It seems now that we have two types of designs to deal with: the classic season 1 cruiser and the season 2 design.

      2. Add the design inconsistency information as a Mistake to Identity, Pt. 2. 

      3. Decide whether to call the Hawking (a) Hawking CCV-956 or (b) CCV Hawking 956 or (c) CCV Hawking CCV-956. Option (c) is the only one that fits all of the information from production staff. Option (b) looks worst. Option (a) assumes that there has been a production mistake somewhere and sticks strictly to the call sign seen in the show. In this case, it sticks with the hardest part of the canon but rejects production information.

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  • Hey yo, that post regarding the Orville being captured, can I do a full overhaul of the post?, I will provide most of the details and I'll leave the touch ups to the other guys and you will be the judge ?

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    • Hey, Electrofisher. Group consensus was that the capture of the Orville was to be considered part of the immediate build-up to battle, and therefore is part of the page Battle of Earth.

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  • Hey there, the Battlecruiser page has been flagged as outdated, I don't get it I have already given the necessary info and it got flagged, can you help me check and make corrections?

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    • You're right, I did flag it. Unfortunately, that was two months ago and I don't remember why I flagged it, so I removed it. 

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  • Hey UnionPointDropout, Charlie from Fandom here with more good news to bring you! We announced the other day the official Fandom Discord server! You can join here and see the blog post for more information here. The Discord server was made to give you and your communities more support on Fandom so we hope to see you there!

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  • We should probably touch base with User:TheGeekGeneration about why Quantum Drive podcast has been marked for deletion. here's a link to the discussion thread I started on it.

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  • Hello UnionPointDropout! My name is HighJewElfKing, and I'm the Fandom Wiki Manager for Orville. My job is to help the community and be a liaison to full-time Fandom staff. If you ever got a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., please contact me on my message wall and I'll do my best to help you out! :)

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  • Can there be a discord server for the wiki?

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  • I think we can collaborate and create the pages together, I have back door access therefore I downloaded all of the epsiodes so yeah, I can further help in the pages by writing key information, you can use me as a reference point for the ships

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