I know I'm not the only person who believes this. The old bureaucrat Jonny Mole also made a blog post about it asking people to make suggestions back in 2015, though it never took off. I agree with his points that the infobox is old and dull, compared to the other ones used on this site and on other wikis.
If the infobox is to be changed, I would suggest altering it to look similar to the infoboxes used for books by eschewing lines between individual text boxes and making the font smaller so that more stuff can fit. I also think the box should be made the same width as the book infoboxes and given a height limit with regards to images.
I've posted this message on the other two admins' message walls. I hope this can be discussed in the near future.
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First of all, I apologize for my delayed response to your previous message. As it stands, I am currently one of the few administrators an this Wiki that has been at least somewhat active in the past year or so. Proper management of this Wiki has become more difficult for me as I have had several life changes recently. May I ask you in what ways you are able to help this community in my (among others) absence?
Hey, no worries! Everyone has life stuff to deal with, so it's totally understandable. It is not my job to take over for admins or perform their duties. I am moreso here to provide technical assistance, advice on best practices, help with coding or design, and just general guidance if there's anything regarding the wiki that you don't know how to do or have questions about. I can also help mitigate disputes if they escalate to a point where you can no longer handle it and you need staff intervention. Essentially, if you need help that only a staff member can provide, I will take care of that for you. I'm not here to edit frequently or monitor the wikis daily activity or enforce rules or anything like that. That is a job for local staff here. If you know you're going to be absent from the wiki and are having trouble fulfilling your responsibilities as an admin (which is totally okay), I suggest you contact a bureaucrat and talk to them about promoting some active users that can watch over the wiki during times where you and other admins are unavailable. Especially since having a strong active admin team is so crucial for the success and growth of any wiki.
Hey there! My name is Mandy, and I’m the Fandom Wiki Manager assigned to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki. No worries, I am not here to take over. My job is to help the community and serve as a liaison between contributors and full-time Fandom staff. I will be your primary point of contact should any assistance be needed, so if you ever have a question or issue relating to the wiki, editing, etc., don't hesitate to leave a message on my wall and I will do my best to help. If I am unable to solve your issue, I will be able to get in contact with a staff member that can. I will also be getting in contact with the rest of the active admins in this community to introduce myself and inform them of my position. In the meantime, please let me know if there's anything I can do for you or if you have any further questions regarding my role, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to working with you in the future!
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I meant, I have no skill in making temples. As a side note, can you please perma ban Emilia or whatever her name was? She’s only here cuz she hates the series and ignores the dont like dont read rule of fandom.