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RE: Advertising on The 39 Clues Message Board Wiki

Dear all,
It has recently come to our attention that there have been people advertising on our wiki without any prior permission from an Admin or Bureaucrat. If you would like to advertise a new website or anything of that sort, please do not hesitate to contact one of us on our message walls. Unsolicited advertising on this wiki will be promptly deleted.
And, on a more personal note, I would like to congratulate Lucianvesper and Razorvoid for setting an example. That is, what not to do when you're advertising your own wiki, like openly state that you hate an entire community of people your age, some of whom you will not have met before. Really, that doesn't bode well as a judgement of your characters; keep your conversations and opinions to yourself.
~ Jane, and the Admins and Bureaucrats of the 39 Clues Message Board Wiki.
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Hey there, users of the wiki. I'm here 'cause I heard that there's rumors being spread around about this wiki migrating to another location. Just wanted to drop by to say that is not true. This wiki is staying here, after all we did spend a ton of time revamping the whole thing :P
So now that we have that cleared up, feel free to go about your business.
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Wiki Policies

Hello all :)
As it turns out, you may have been unaware of the several wiki policies that we have concerning chatting, editing and general respect here; these are incredibly important, and it has come to our attention that these may not have been highlighted as much as they should have been. Therefore, we ask that you carefully read through them in your spare time.
~ The Admins of the 39 Clues Message Board Wiki
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The Third Anniversary

Today marks the Third Anniversary of the Founding of The 39 Clues Message Board Wiki! 3 years ago today, I created this wiki. Little did I know that it would grow into such a wonderful, lively community hub.
Over the past month and a half, a major Wiki Revamp has been ongoing, intended to match the anniversary. Now, we begin the days of celebration as our new-look Wiki hits 3 years old!
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June 2015 Article Stub Contest

Jess walked on stage; Amber, Kathy, Jason, Sapph, Jane, and Red at her side. The audience chattered for a moment before dying down, then Jess cleared her throat and stepped up to the podium, adjusting the microphone.
“Hello, everyone. Can you hear me?”
At least twenty people nodded. Megan screamed “YES I CAN!”
“Today I will be presenting you all with something special. A month long challenge. This contest is no trick.  It is serious business. Most of you know you belong to the Wiki family, but many of you do not realize how important our family is.
“My relatives, you stand on the brink of our greatest challenge. Each of you have the potential to succeed. Most of you, I’m afraid, will decline the challenge and run away with your tails between your legs. Only one of you will succeed, and each of you must sacrifice your time to participate.” Jess paused, her eyes were as bright and hard as steel. “If you accept, you will be given a chance for glory. I now beg you all to listen to Kathy. Allow her to explain the rules. Think long and hard before you make your choice.” Another pause. “I’m counting on you all. Good luck, and good-bye.”
With that, Jess walked backstage, leaving Kathy at the podium. There was a murmur from the crowd as they let what Jess just said sink in. A challenge? What challenge? What’s in it for them?
Kathy waited at the podium for it to quiet down. “This challenge is a chance to make one of you the User of the Month. Your avatar and a link to your user page will be seen on the Community Corner of the Wiki Activity page. You’ll be celebrated, heaps of awards await you if you accept this challenge and win. Those of you who wish to leave this auditorium and not take part can now.”
Several of the Wikians stood up and left, muttering about this being a time waster. It was decided beforehand that these people will be shunned. Thirty seconds later, it was quiet again.
“The beginning of June launches our month long Stub Editing Contest.” She began again. “We are asking you- yes, you- to take part of our amazing wiki and add to our stubbed pages, making the wiki flourish!”
Eyes in the crowd lighted up, a chance for User of the Month, and making our wiki flourish? That could potentially draw in friends from the actual Message Board! YES!
“If you all would refer to our wiki’s editing policy, there you will find our most basic requirements. There will be a few more rules, to make this challenge work smoothly.”
Kathy continued, “First of all, you have a total of 5 stub edits a day. You can only edit the same article three times a day. All stub edits must be labeled, or they will not count.”
“How do we label our stub edits?” Chu called up from the crowd of eager editors.
“That is probably the best question I have heard all day, Chu.” Jason spoke up, clicking a button from a clicker. On the projector behind the group, this picture showed up:

“We expect you guys to use that “Edit summary” box. In the summary, you need to write: Stub Contest. Only then will we count it.”
Kathy spoke into the mike once again. “You can only edit the same article three times out of those five edits. Any more than that, the edits will be considered spam and not counted.” Jason clicked the clicker again.

For example:
Is acceptable. This will not be counted:

“One word edits will not be counted,” At this, Amber took over the microphone. “Do not remove the stub template, even if the article is full. The administrators will keep score of the edits, and at the end of the month we will let you know who won.
“Here is the twist though: If you do not follow the rules, any of the rules mentioned above or in the Editing policy, you will lose a point. Each point you lose keeps you from getting the grand prize.
“Do you, fellow Wikian’s, accept the challenge?” 

If you have made it this far, that means you have already accepted the challenge or didn't want to read that. 
Here are some links that will help you during this contest. These are the only clues that will be handed to you:
Here is a list of Article Stubs. And here is the Editing Policy.
And just for kicks, here are some answers to questions you might have. 
Do I get to see where you are keeping score?
No. If you could see it, you could tamper with it, and that will not be allowed. We will reveal the scores to you at the end of the month.
Where are the scores being counted?
You don’t get to know. Sorry.
Do I have to participate?
No, you do not have to participate, but we would love it if you would. It shows us that you are willing to be an active member of our community, and by taking part you stand out above those who don’t.
Also, if you don’t you will be shunned forever. Forever.
Are we going to have more contests?
We might, if this one goes well. Any ideas for different contests are much appreciated.
I do not understand the rules.
Every time you edit a stub article the correct way; with the summary being “Stub Contest” and more than one word or grammar error fixed, you will receive a point. Every time you edit a stub without the summary being “Stub Contest” or a one word or grammar error edit, you will lose a point. Any time you edit a stub properly more than three times in a day, you will lose a point. Any time you edit stubs more than five times a day, you will lose a point. You do not have to have five edits a day, if you can only edit once or twice, that's fine too. 
What do I get if I win?
A chance for glory. You get to be our first User of the Month, and you will be recognized in our Community Corner on the Wiki Activity page. 

Why does that speech sound familiar?
Please read the first few chapters of The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan, starting when Grace Cahill is on video talking to her relatives. 
Good luck, Wikians. The race is on. 
Jess 00:40, June 1, 2015 (UTC)
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Admin and Bureaucrat LIVE Google+ hangouts

To celebrate this Wiki's third anniversary, we are planning to - over the course of a weekend - host a bunch of livestreams that you are free to attend on Google+ where you can ask us, the Admins and Bureaucrats, anything under the sun :)
Of course, this is still in the talks due to a whole array of logistical problems, but should all things go to plan, expect to see our faces on your screens some time next month.
ADMINS AND B-CRATS: If you're willing to participate, please tell me in advance by messaging me here and I'll find a way to add y'all on the platform itself.
EVERYONE ELSE: We'll notify you once anything becomes official, but don't hesisate to show your support by commenting below :P
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The New Wiki Theme

After weeks of discussions and planning, the admins of The 39 Clues Message Board Wiki have finally decided on our new theme! The theme attempts to reflect the look of the original Message Board, adapted to fit the Wiki.
Over the past few weeks, in an attempt to improve the standards of our content, the admins have been very busy in cleaning up our articles. This new theme is designed to fit our new standards!
Any feedback would be very appreciated.
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Hi guys,
Just a reminder that mentioning this wiki on the MB is absolutely forbidden. It has always been an unspoken agreement of sorts to not do so via. explicit posts about this place not being let through back in the day; we would prefer if those of you that are still active on the forum itself continue to honour this :)
- A PSA from us Admins and B-Crats.
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Second Wiki Anniversary

First off I must apologise for forgetting. I am indeed ashamed. Because...
It's now 2 years and 2 days since I first accidentally hit 'create wiki' and ended up regretting it a year and a bit later :P
It's been full of ups and downs but thanks (I think) for making it what it is!
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Happy year of ze horse

So as you may (or may not) know, 2014 is the year of the horse ...  And since Chinese New Year is coming up on the 31st, well ...
So 恭喜发财 and be sure to eat a lot of chocolate and recieve loads of money) ^_^
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Visual Editing Survey

Visual editing has now been disabled, and we want your opinion on the new feature ....

JSSnippetsStack.push({dependencies:["/extensions/wikia/AjaxPoll/css/AjaxPoll.scss","/extensions/wikia/AjaxPoll/js/AjaxPoll.js"],callback:function(json){AjaxPoll.init(json)},id:"AjaxPoll.init"})Did you like the new Visual Editor wikia has enabled?  Yes 0 No 7 I don't mind it 2 What are you talking about? 8 The poll was created at 15:48 on December 18, 2013, and so far 17 people voted. Please wait, submitting your vote...
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Now testing: Visual Editor

The newest feature from wikia has arrived, and it'll be enabled for a week on this wiki for testing; a poll will probably be put up soon to see if you'd like it as a permanent feature or not.
"But how," they asked. "how does it work Jane?"
Well, it'll enable editing to be a little bit easier (I'm not too sure as to how it works - ask wikia) so that way, there will be fewer kerfuffles when it comes to editing (hopefully).
Feel free to check it out, but if there's any one-word/meaningless edits floating around, they will be undone.
~ReadingLavender9, Souffle Girl of 221B~ 10:40, December 10, 2013 (UTC)
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Doctor Who - 50th Anniversary

As you may or may not know, today, the 23d of November marks the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who. In response to this, there's a temporary theme change to mark this special day (and as a Whovian myself, can I just say I'm psyched to stay up until 3 to watch the special).
Geronimo out!
~ReadingLavender9, Souffle Girl of 221B~ 13:49, November 23, 2013 (UTC)
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Badge Editing

Yes, I know I'm usually a nice person, but occasionally I need to do stuff like this because, well, yeah.
Anyway, badge editing.
It's when you edit an article or do something completely pointless just for the sake of getting badges. The only reason the badge system is here is to encourage editing, and when I say editing, I mean MEANINGFUL AND USEFUL edits, not a word or a comma added or deleted from an article.
Recently, this has been happening more and more frequently, so here's the last warning: should badge editing continue, we'll deactivate the badge system, okay?
And yes, we do check edits and we can undo them.
~ReadingLavender9, Souffle Girl of 221B~ 08:27, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
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Happy Hallowe'en From The T39CMBW Community!

Well, Hallowe'en is comin' around again. Must be nearly a year since the last one, I should think. So, I have broken out the background I used last year, had it unused for almost a year. Also a new temporary design to keep the darkness at bay! A little late to redesign but even my avatar is getting an overhaul, and do indeed be glad I'm doing this at all!
Happy Hallowe'en MBers :D
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The MB Eleven

It has come to my attention that the MB Eleven (who I refer to a lot) are rather unknown. Let me shed some light:
(Note: This list is, by my own reckoning, the list of the most influential MBers to walk the.. MB. This applies only to MBers active in the Golden Age, nobody in the later ages could ever come close as the Golden Age was awesome. End of story, goodbye, the end. Any questions?)
(Note:While this is a list I myself compiled I find it a very accurate list of the most influential MBers)
The MB Eleven (branch by branch):
Ashley (as in Fyre)
Katelin (as in the piece of jade doing Irish dancing)
Jason (aka FD)
Katherine (Tomas Leader)
Smriti (*shrug* she was influential I guess)
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To Everyone Who Temporarily Changed Branch

Haha. XD Nah just getting in there before you start complaining.
What can I say? I knew it was lore-breaking.
Looks like yer stuck.
My campaign against it has been successful.
Once again,
Red wins XD
PS. Apologies in advance to anyone I know who is unintentionally stuck
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So what exaclty is going on? I want to know who is running, who's not. What electiosn are up, blah blah blah. Also, vote for me for Madrigal Leader.
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Two Wikis

Hi guys.
We need to make a very important descision.
As James pointed out here , both of the wikis are currently divided and his plan is to, well, scrap one of the wikis. Because I'm kind of biased, I'd prefer it if we stayed on this wiki and got rid of the other one; there really isn't too much to it anyway.
What do y'all think? Comment below.
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Almost a year has passed ...

So, it technically hasn't been a year but I had this idea, and I was seeking approval to all members of both wikis.
Maybe we could run a wiki-wide treasure hunt between both wikis or something. The Admins could all gang up to sort out details for the event and it could run during the weekend.
So, whaddaya think? :)
~ReadingLavender9, Souffle Girl of 221B~ 11:11, August 24, 2013 (UTC)
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