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New “History” Section: This discusses adding a new History section to item pages as well as other applicable pages. The section will standardize release information across all pages and it will be formatted to include specific arrival and departure dates.
Feral, Dash Tag, Tag With Ryan Pages: This discusses how the wiki should handle various WildWorks games and whether we should restore the Feral page, remove the Dash Tag page, or add a Tag With Ryan page.
Trading Pet Codes: This discusses whether trading pet codes should still be allowed on the wiki or not.
Infobox Layout: This discusses which layout the infoboxes on the wiki should use.
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[Vote] New Wiki Logo - The Animal Jam Classic Wiki is currently in the process of selecting a new logo (wordmark) to reflect the wiki's name change. Feel free to take the time and select the logos which you like the best.
As the title suggests, the vote to change the wiki name has passed and now the Animal Jam Wiki has changed its site name to Animal Jam Classic Wiki. From this point on, the wiki will be officially referring to itself as the Animal Jam Classic Wiki.
AwesomeA1733 has been promoted to Discussion Moderator! They now hold this position concurrently with their Custodian role.
Please take the time to respond to at least one of the following threads. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Request for Discussions Moderator/AwesomeA1733 - This is a RfR (request for rights) from AwesomeA1733, who is applying to become a Discussions Moderator. To vote, you must have joined the wiki at least 35 days ago and made a combined total of at least 50 edits and Discussions posts.
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[Discussion] Item Type in Infobox & Categories - This discusses adding a new "Type" field/parameter to the Item infobox. For clothing items, this would mean adding either head/neck/back/legs/tail, while for den items, this would mean adding either furniture/plants/wall items/decorations/wall & floors. It also discusses adding new article categories for den item types.
You can view the original thread to see the full details, but the main thing to take away is that you need to change the password to all your player accounts and your parent dashboard if you haven't already. If you reused your AJ password anywhere else, you must also change those passwords as well. You can visit https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and enter in your parent email to tell if your data has been compromised.
In a Data Breach Alert, WildWorks recently announced that 46 million user records for AJ Classic and Animal Jam Play Wild had been compromised. The breach exposed 32 million player accounts and 7 million parent dashboard email addresses along with their associated PBKDF2 password hash and IP address (at the time of account creation). Some records included gender, date of birth, parent name, and parent billing address. For reference, a password hashed in PBKDF2 wouldn't reveal the exact password, but hackers who know the hash would have an easier time brute forcing or repeatedly guessing the password, especially if the password is common. In addition, an IP address can reveal the location of the computer used to register an account.
According to an article published by BleepingComputer, the hackers were a group known as ShinyHunters and they had compromised WildWorks's Slack server to gain the key to the game's AWS servers. For reference, Slack is a communication platform that lets WildWorks employees send messages to each other and AWS is the platform used to store all of the game's user credentials and information. The key to a server is like a password; once someone has the key, they can access all the data contained in it.
You can find out if your account was part of the breach by going to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ and entering your parent email. Even if your account isn't linked to an email, you should still be concerned because the password hash to your account may have been exposed. To protect yourself, you should first change the passwords to your AJC & AJPW accounts as well as your parent dashboard to something difficult to guess. Next, if you've reused any of your AJ passwords on any other sites, you should change those passwords as well. You can visit https://www.security.org/how-secure-is-my-password/ to tell if the password you have selected is secure enough.
This is an organized thread to report bugs experienced on the wiki after the UCP migration. Feel free to respond to this thread detailing any troubles you've experienced that were introduced with the UCP migration. Hopefully Fandom will be able to fix these issues over the next couple of months.
Collapsed, sortable tables with two table header rows not showing the bottom header row
ImportJS scripts not working
Extremely long loading times
Empty notification/warning while editing in source mode
Unregistered users now allowed to post for some reason even though they are not supposed to
Links to pages in the Thread namespace no longer redirect to the UCP counterpart (a little concerning for the Voting Archives...)
Hidden categories show
My message wall won't work
Double posts on the Discussions (per AwesomeA1733)
Can't save pages without previewing first (per Seventeenths)
Things Fandom changed/removed on purpose (for the worse):
To keep things optimistic, here are some features Fandom added with the UCP migration:
Over the past few days, there has been a surge of scamming activity taking place on article comment sections. These scammers have stocked up on random, obscure previous holiday's seasonal items, that come back every year. Then they made brand new, spare wiki accounts to comment on these items' articles things like "Offering LPHD for this!!". This is for them to trick people into thinking the scammer's seasonal items are worth a lot when they are not. Their goal is for someone to trade a Spiked Collar for it, thinking they'll trade this random new wiki user the item for a Headdress. When in reality, the scammer was never offering a Headdress in the first place, and the victim has then practically been robbed out of a spike. If something seems too good to be true, it likely is.
The King's Crown, Ice Cave, Ice Spikes, and Flaming Pumpkin Man are not really worth anything, as they've come back multiple times and have no significant demand, aside from people tricked by the scammers. Always read through the article itself, and check the categories - see if the item in question is a The Forgotten Desert prize or reoccuring seasonal item - if it is, then it is likely not worth more than RIMs. I would also recommend checking the profile of a commenter, to see if they're a brand new user or not.
Since these scammers are relentless in making new accounts over and over, comment sections may be removed from articles all together, at least temporarily, as they were never very active and seem to be doing more harm than good now. If the comment section is removed, trades and discussions can still happen on the forums. Feel free to comment below your thoughts or questions on the matter, and how you would feel if comment sections were removed.
Hii you may know not me but bout' a month ago i created a forum called "Hacked" Here is a link to it https://animaljam.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:827665 basically the whole story was a girl who i will not mention the name of made a giveaway video saying she needs "verification" to enter me in which she needed my session ID (EditThisCookie) BTW alot of people are saying there warnings on it which i don't see?? Anyways she hacked me and you bet i cried! i'm a Muslim soo it was Eid for me and it did make my Eid a lil bit sad and i would hide my face under a pillow and cry,My grandmother considered quitting the game becuz of all the times i was hacked. SO i made an AJ forum in hopes of generosity.BIG MISTAKE i got called a beggar (..which is true) https://animaljam.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:832143 and i just gave up. BUT i did listen to what they said and worked for my items K so basically i had tons of mp tokens (becuz i farmed dem during xmas) and they would help me alot! Am i rarer then i was before? Nwo =w= becuz it takes time Is this the better choice for me? Yes! Because once you walked through the long road you just feel proud ;D And most importantly.. Did i learn anything from this? Yes,
Work for your own items and don't be a beggar.
Thank you for taking your time into reading this <3
Animal Jam fascinated me when I was at a younger age. I came to find out that there was a wiki for it, so I came and "tried" to help out. Animal Jam Wiki became a priority to me at some point, and I was editing like crazy, but now, I have lost interest in the game, and the wiki itself. I haven't really got much time to get on here anymore.
I wish this wiki a good luck in the future, and will come by time to time.
PLEASE DON'T CLOSE THIS THREAD FOR WHATEVER REASON
(The first thread was closed due to inactivity, the second one was closed due to "necroposting". I know that rules will be broken when posting threads like these but PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE THIS THREAD because I don't want to have to keep on reposting it over and over again.)
Here are some rules about grammar that we all easily forget when writing articles. You don't need to care about these if you're writing a comment, forum post, blog, etc. but if you're writing or adding something to an article, please remember these when possible. It can help a lot.
Note: An independent clause is a single sentence or a complete thought. For example, "This is an independent clause." is an example of an independent clause. "Is an independent clause." is not because it is not a complete thought - those are dependent clauses.
It's and Its
It's (with the apostrophe) is used as a contraction for "it is", so it always means "it is". I could say, "It's a mouse" because "It is a mouse" also makes sense.
Its (without the apostrophe) is used when referring to possession. For example, I would say "That's its feather" because "That is it is feather" does not make sense.
An easy way to remember the difference is remembering that the one with the apostrophe is always the one with a contraction, which always means "it is". If the words "it is" also make sense, then It's should be used. If it does not, then Its should be used.
It's not right.
Maybe it's unreleased.
She took its picture.
He took away its rights.
Its supposed to go left.
Its not time yet.
You touched it's fur.
A heart is on it's branch.
When using parentheses, there may be several ways people use them, but here is the most basic way:
Always put a space between the first parentheses and the sentence before it.
If there is punctuation at the end of the preceding sentence, the punctuation goes directly after the second parentheses.
Make sure the sentence makes sense if the entire parenthetical statement is not there.
Zephyrim loves working on the Animal Jam Wiki as an admin (but they also enjoy doing many other things).
I saw you walking around like it's a funeral (not to mention your feet are cold).
If an admin sees an unneeded page, they will warn the creator (and maybe even block them).
Sometimes I feel like I don't belong here (and I even consider leaving), but that might just be me.
LightningBluetooth helps lots of (people on this wiki) and stuff.
We are(all under)the same sun.
My sister was underage so (she got blocked) by an admin.
My favorite den is the Friendship Cottage (it's so cool and huge and it) has lots of cool things.
Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences
A comma splice is when two independent clauses are joined together with a comma and nothing else. This type of sentence is grammatically incorrect, and so is a run-on sentence (when two independent clauses are joined together without any punctuation or conjunction). While they are different, they are very similar and may be difficult to catch.
Examples of comma splices:
I hope Alvaro Soler's new album comes out soon, I'm really excited!
All I want is to forget the past, I need a picture to remember.
Yumms567 edits a lot, he must have a lot of spare time.
Mooziq couldn't pick up another treasure chest, their inventory was full.
Examples of run-ons:
I'm going to be late tonight be sure you make my edits for me.
The Tiger's Roar made an RfR she didn't know if it would pass.
That person can speak seven languages he must be really smart!
I don't know how to write music I can't even play an instrument.
There are ways to fix them:
Use a semicolon (I hope Alvaro Soler's new album comes out soon; I'm really excited!)
Break it into two sentences (All I want is to forget the past. I need a picture to remember.)
Use a conjunction (Yumms567 edits a lot, so he must have a lot of spare time.)
Use a conjunction (Mooziq couldn't pick up another treasure chest because their inventory was full.)
How to Write Dates Correctly
When writing a date, you need to make sure you use commas correctly.
Put a comma after the day.
If another word follows the date, put a comma after the year.
Although this can vary, the day is generally written as only the number (for example, it is generally "3", not "3rd").
If you are only stating the month and year, you would say "in (Month) (Year)". There is not a comma between the month and the year and you cannot use "on" - you need to use "in" since you are unsure of/not saying the exact date. I'm not sure if you can use "during".
ex. I graduated on (Month) (Day), (Year), and I celebrated with my friends.
Alvaro Soler was born on January 9, 1991.
Michael Landon died on July 1, 1991, and he was remembered by his friends, family, and fans.
It was first released during December 2012.
He joined the wiki sometime in June 2016.
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7 1867.
The RfR will end on February 10, 2018 and then we'll see if it passed.
Alvaro Soler's new single will come out sometime in March, 2018.
He liked my Instagram post on November, 18, 2017.
THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. If you are saying something such as "On the January 31, 2018 update, this happened", then a comma does not follow the year.
"I like cooking my family and my pets."
"I like cooking, my family, and my pets."
"Let's eat grandma!"
"Let's eat, grandma!"
Simply put, commas save lives and prevent you from sounding like a psycho or idiot. Commas are used when:
you list three or more things (ex. Alvaro Soler is amazing, handsome, and awesome.)
you join a dependent clause with an independent clause and the dependent one comes first (ex. If this is released, it would cause chaos.) A comma is NOT used if the independent clause comes before the dependent one.
Conjunctions and Unnecessary Commas
When using conjunctions, there should be a comma, right? Not always. Sometimes, commas are grammatically incorrect. Look at the different types of conjunctions:
Coordinating conjunctions: These (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) simply join two independent clauses and while they are not supposed to be preceded by a comma, some people still use a comma in front of but, yet, so, and for. It is not grammatically correct to start sentences with these.
Subordinating conjunctions: These (ex. because, although, than, that, though, as, as if, as long as, while, whenever, until, unless, now that, provided, even if, even though, how, if, after, etc.) are used to join a dependent clause and an independent clause (try thinking of it as "cause and effect" or subordinate causes) and are not preceded by a comma. You may be able to start sentences with these.
Correlative conjunctions: These (ex. both...and, either...or, neither...nor, no sooner...than, whether...or, so...as, as much...as, etc.) are used as templates.
They were a vandal so they got blocked.
Yumms567's RfR passed and he became an admin.
I lost my rights even though I didn't do anything wrong.
Unless new laws are passed, violence will continue to rage.
There was a storm, and it was big.
Mooziq started more category discussions, although the community was going to die because of it.
If this is so difficult how can it be done?
Do you prefer chocolate, or vanilla?
Indefinite Articles a and an
You all know that the indefinite article is a (as in "a potato"). Since English was kind enough to not have grammatical noun gender, there's only one, right? No; there's two. They mean the same thing but are not interchangeable.
a is used almost all the time when the word following the indefinite article begins with a consonant (any letter that is not a vowel).an cannot be used when this is the case.
an is used when the word following the indefinite article begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u). a cannot be used when this is the case.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE:
If the word following the indefinite article is something like "hour" (in which the word is pronounced with a starting vowel sound; the h is silent), an would be used instead.
If the word following the indefinite article is something like "universe" (in which the world is pronounced with a starting consonant sound; it sounds like "yuniverse"), a would be used instead.
If the "word" following the indefinite article is a letter/abbreviation/etc. that is pronounced with a starting vowel sound (i.e. "RfR" is pronounced "ar-ef-ar", "FBI" is pronounced "ef-be-eye", "N" is pronounced "en"), an would be used instead.
Alvaro Soler is an amazing singer.
I don't have a wife.
This is an unreleased item.
My name starts with an N.
He is not an normal person.
I tried to create a RfR but it would not load.
Last night, I ate an burrito.
La Cintura is a awesome song.
Commonly Confused Words
Here is a list of words that are commonly confused with another and how to use each one correctly.
Less vs Fewer
Less is used when the noun (that there is "less of") is uncountable, is uncountable, or when you cannot use "There are" when referring to the noun (you can say "There are items" but not "There are water", for example).
Fewer is used when the noun (that there is "fewer of") can be counted or when you canuse "There are" when referring to the noun.
For example, you would say "There are fewer items", not "There are less items" because items can be counted. You would say "There is less water" not "There are fewer water" because water cannot be counted as in its own.
"Countable" nouns - If the amount of the noun changes constantly or is impossible to put a definite set value of, "less" would be used instead. You wouldn't say "There are fewer kelp" because even if you are referring to a small definite group, the amount of kelp in a kelp forest is impossible to set a 100% exact number of - you can't "count" kelp.
Dialog vs Dialogue
Dialog refers to a "window" or "tab" on a computer or device. For example, when you leave the Art Studio on Animal Jam, a message will come up asking if you want to save your work first. The tab/window that the message is displayed on is a dialog.
Dialogue refers to the words spoken when people are talking. For example, during the adventures when the Alphas are talking to you or other Alphas/characters saying things like "yOu MuSt FiNd GrEeLy", their communication is considered dialogue.
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If you would like to suggest any other ideas for the Animal Jam Wiki, or if you have any relevant questions about discussions/voting, you can reply to this thread.
I was planning on putting up monthly announcements and grouping many discussions and votes in each one, but I think it will be better to just have temporary announcements for a couple things at a time. Let me know if you think this is a good/bad idea.
(edited by Mooziq)
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