Hi there! I'm Kylara, a Wiki Manager with the Movies/TV vertical. I'm reaching out to you because we're planning an Alien-themed editing event next week, corresponding with the anniversary of the June 14, 1947 Roswell crash, and we'd like to feature Aliens Species Wiki!
We've done editing events a few times before. To give an idea what this will look like, in February we had Project Yoda One for relationship wikis, and in October we had Project Monster Mash for horror wikis.
Is there anything in particular you'd like editors to focus on and help with here? For the event, we'll link to the Special:Community page, so feel free to jump in there and I can help get that set up. Let me know!
The event is live! I made some updates to Special:Community for the event, and you can read the blog post here. You're also welcome to join the project Discord if you'd like to be available for questions and to collaborate with potential editors!
Just a question, dude, the members of Yoda's species appear to be all Force-sensitive, i.e. a Force-sensitive individual is not unusual for this species' parameters. So, should we still allow individual members of this species to have pages or not?
Do you think these categories should be kept or phased out? Personally, they seem a bit superfluous to me ("Extant Species" exists only to include everything that isn't in the Extinct or Endangered categories; and "Fictional Aliens" would include everything that is not part of the real universe or mythology). If we decide to keep them, there are thousands of pages that need to be added, so I'd like to know your opinion.
I'm sorry, but it makes no sense for things such as XLRArmBlastDiamondHeat to have pages and be in the Character Gallery because they're just transformations, not characters. I honestly think they should be added to Ben's page and removed from the Character Gallery, and the pages should be deleted.
Do you think that, in species that have many different morphological castes (not talking about subspecies), such as Xenomorphs, Gems, Ing and Glooples; do you think we should keep an individual page for each morph or merge them all in a single page for simplicity's sake? I'm inclined to think we should do the latter.
If they are the same species then it should be one page
Agreed! I'll write a section about this to add to the "Rules and Policies", it'll also be a nice opportunity to write about the difference between subspecies, castes, and morphs, as these terms have been used interchangeably by some users
But what if different castes of the same species have abilities that specific for each one?
If you're thinking in terms of categorization (e.g. whether a species can go into "Psychic Races" category if only one caste is capable of psychic abilities), I don't think that will be a problem. But it is possible to apply categories to redirects, rather than to the article itself, if we deem necessary.