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Dream Focus

aka Thomas Prewitt

Admin
3,989 Edits since joining this wiki
July 15, 2010
  • I live in in a land so far away, and yet so much closer than you realize
  • My occupation is professional daydreamer
  • I am not relevant

Never hesitate to say what's on your mindEdit

This is my talk page, so talk to me. Doing the best I can here, and if you know a way to do anything better please let me know. Dream Focus 03:50, July 31, 2010 (UTC)


FounderEdit

Hi! Who's the founder of this wiki? —Preceding unsigned comment added by ArianaGrandeForever (talkcontribs)

I am. There were various placeholder bits about that had one page with nothing on it, and a single picture, and that it. I came in and made the wiki, surprised no one had done it before me. Dream Focus 13:44, June 22, 2012 (UTC)

question Edit

who's the founder?

{{subst:nosubst|User:Ninja Fionna (Fionnafan)/Signature}} 02:50, October 26, 2012 (UTC)

I am. Someone else had a placeholder here, just a single sentence and a single picture on the main page, and nothing else. They abandoned it eight minutes after starting it. [1] That was on December 18, 2009‎. I then showed up at July 16, 2010‎ and started the actual wikia, adopting it since it was listed as abandoned. Dream Focus 04:35, October 26, 2012 (UTC)

ChatmodEdit

Thank you for making me a chatmod. I'll be on chat for 2-3 hours every day and I'll be sure to kick/ban when there are trolls. XOXO, Ariana Grande Forever (talk)

RE: CategoriesEdit

Ok. I'll add it. XOXO, Ariana Grande Forever (talk)

Taylor Swift and I meeting. Edit

Thanks! I'm trying to meet taylor for the first time. Are you friends with her?

Derpy Sparkle (talk) 14:10, December 7, 2012 (UTC)

Never met her before in my life. Sorry, can't help you there. Dream Focus 14:23, December 7, 2012 (UTC)

administration requestEdit

Hi!

I just wanted to ask you can you become an admin on this wiki or not and how?

StephanieByrne (talk) 18:15, September 17, 2014 (UTC)

Don't need any more administrators, so no. Dream Focus 21:10, September 17, 2014 (UTC)

vote for TaylorEdit

Hey there! Just letting you know that there's a new poll up on the Music Hub for voting on new album releases, It looks like Carrie Underwood supporters are running with this. Maybe spread word to other Taylor Swift fans?

http://musichub.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Hub

Hope all is well!

Alwaysmore2hear

I don't really care about polls. I think that's just a girl thing, I don't know. Seems rather pointless. Whoever has the highest sales figures is the most popular album, anything else is just meaningless. Dream Focus 22:24, September 29, 2014 (UTC)

so many infinite blocksEdit

Damn,i have seen many blocked users though,the number of blocked users is almost similar like the GTA Wiki,the wiki the wiki that I am blocked in.Though I am scared to be blocked because of my behavior.Anyway I control mines,though.Nervous,man!Connery Jay (talk) 13:48, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

The only peopled blocked are doing vandalism. No reason for any block not to be infinite. Dream Focus 13:49, October 16, 2014 (UTC)
  • Only 8 IP addresses have been blocked this year. Special:BlockList If you click on the IP address, it'll show their contributions, and you can check the history to see what they did to get blocked. Sometimes the top part of the article they make legitimate looking edits, then you scroll down and see what rude message they posted or whatnot that got them banned. Dream Focus 14:03, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

But then,you are an admin but behaves like a bureaucrats.Bureaucrats mean the users who take the major role of the wiki as he/her is online at all times.Anyway can I be a patroller for next year/rollback job?You should be a bureaucrat as you are online at all times but mine ain't.Thanks.Connery Jay (talk) 13:52, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

I founded this Wikia so I am a bureaucrat also. And I do check every day so I eliminate any vandalism that happens. I have never banned anyone for any reason other than deliberate vandalism, be they a pervert or just a random idiot posting hatred or nonsense. Dream Focus 13:58, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

Shoot,one thing I remember from this guy in GTA Wiki called Smashbro8 told me not to talk to bureaucrats as they will punish me more.But then,you are a friendly bureaucrat but can I be a patroller then?Connery Jay (talk) 14:00, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

No need for any patrollers. Not a lot of edits made each day. Usually none at all to patrol. Dream Focus 14:03, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

I just have to say it is nice talking to you for now,we two look like business partners,thoughConnery Jay (talk) 14:06, October 16, 2014 (UTC)

HeyEdit

Hey,Dream Focus are you free to talk now?It is nice to meet you.Sean.shn (talk) 11:07, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Wiki wordmark Edit

Hi Dream, nice work you've done on Taylor Swift Wiki. I thought I'd drop by and say my opinion on the wordmark: I find it extremely difficult distinguishing the text from the plain white background. Perhaps you could change it so it has a better color luminosity ratio? Kind regards, – Ozuzanna 20:44, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

New Logo?Edit

Hi, I wanted to see if you like these for the wiki? File:63a983caf0ac51009efb5737d4272226.ico
Tswikiii

Logo

Container-background

background

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Clawdeen Ghoul (talkcontribs)

I already use her latest album cover as the background. And I like the wordmark fine the way it is, so just leave it be. Dream Focus 20:22, November 17, 2014 (UTC)

Taylor Swift App!Edit

Hey Dream Focus,

Did you know that approximately half of the visits across Wikia are coming from mobile devices? To support that mobile traffic, Wikia is creating iOS and Android apps that focus exclusively on individual communities.

We are happy to inform you that your community has been selected to receive a dedicated community app. This means that you will have an app exclusively for your community that you, the admins, can curate!

Please see this help page that will explain how and where to manage your content in your community app, and also ways to promote your Community App on your own community.

If you have any questions about the Community App itself, how to manage content on it, or how to promote it, please write in to Special:Contact.

Thanks for being an exceptional community! Good luck with the app! Jamie @Wikia (profile)•(talk)

Hi Edit

Hello! Thank you for welcoming me. I have been a reader of this wikia for a long time and finally decided to start contributing. Jetpackjoyride (talk) 06:03, December 29, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Edit

Thanks for the welcome. :) CalMillbo (talk) 10:17, December 30, 2014 (UTC)

concernEdit

One of the users on here, Patti Murray Solomon|Patti Murray Solomon, is writing what seems to be like an email to Andrea Swift, sounding personal, and I thought that that was odd and I was wondering if it was ok for her to write that or not? --Annabeth and Percy~The world comes to life and everything’s bright. From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side that helps you to find the beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 18:05, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

I have erased it. Can't go asking people for things like that. Just not proper. Dream Focus 19:29, January 10, 2015 (UTC)

The Love Story (lyrics) was vandalized. Someone wrote some really mean things, then fixed it. Then someone else wrote "I hate iran," and saying they were old and not young. I fixed it, but who knows when that person may come back and do that again. And I love that song. I just thought I'd let you know that. --Annabeth and Percy~The world comes to life and everything’s bright. From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side that helps you to find the beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 15:57, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

I blocked them for that. If you look at the list of blocked people [2] you'll see that does happen at times. Some idiots just like doing random idiotic vandalism like that. Rather pathetic really. If they are immature enough, they'll keep coming back with different IP addresses for awhile before giving up. Dream Focus 20:31, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

It's so ridiculous, and I feel bad that you have to deal with that. When I make my wikis, I'm going to lock every page so I don't have to deal with that unless I let them. --Annabeth and Percy~The world comes to life and everything’s bright. From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side that helps you to find the beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 22:42, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

I see that a lot of them don't even have usernames, though it may not make a difference. Do you know if there's a way that you can only allow people who have usernames to comment and edit, and not ones that don't have usernames, because it's so hard for me to tell any differences between them. --Annabeth and Percy~The world comes to life and everything’s bright. From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side that helps you to find the beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 22:45, January 22, 2015 (UTC)

  • I asked the Wikia staff that years ago, and they said no, they weren't going to add that. If you block IP addresses from a page you also have to block all "new users", and a new user is defined as someone who hasn't been around for a set amount of time or hasn't made a certain number of edits. Blocking all new users means anyone who shows up will never be able to edit and become anything but one. I check this wikia every day to look at the recent edits, and investigate anything that is changed. Dream Focus 03:05, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

Ok. Thanks. --Annabeth and Percy~The world comes to life and everything’s bright. From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side that helps you to find the beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 15:11, January 23, 2015 (UTC)

Oh, wow. Thank you so much. I know that there's ways to revert it back, but I'm not sure how to do that yet. But thank you for making me a chat moderator. --Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 17:22, March 6, 2015 (UTC)

Illegible wordmark Edit

TaylorSwift2

This logo is the correct size, 250 X 65. Although it retains your basic main design and color choice, it enlarges the text to fit the entirety of the available space, and is given some drop shadow — both of which significantly improves the contrast ratio. You'll note that I've completely eliminated the subtitle since, for some people with certain types of astigmatisms, it's entirely illegible.

Heya :)

Thanks for your hard work on this wiki!

Just wanted to agree with other users, above, who have suggested the need for a change in the wordmark. The contrast ratio on your wordmark is well below W3 standards, meaning that many people with different visual acuities can't actually see it that well.

As a consequence of my duties at http://wikia.com/Parent_Pages, I had to make adjustments to your wordmark, and I thought I'd pass that change on to you, in case you found it useful. — CzechOut @Wikia 19:05, March 21, 2015 (UTC)

Updated. Nice soothing light blue and white color as before, so that's fine. Dream Focus 09:27, March 23, 2015 (UTC)

Annabeth and PercyEdit

Someone made this page that shouldn't be a page. More like a blog, but there's already a page like that one.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 15:30, March 24, 2015 (UTC)

Someone made a page about Taylor Swift's son "New Romantics" from her album 1989, but only added the background for it. I just decided to add the lyrics to it, but I'm no sure if it should be more properly edited.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 00:14, March 28, 2015 (UTC)

People can add and edit whatever they want. All songs should have their own pages showing their lyrics and any information about them. Thanks for the addition. Dream Focus 02:33, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

Someone made a few pages of people, but added absolutely no information to them, and just wrote "Kids" on all of them. Nothing more.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 14:40, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

I'm making you an administrator now. You can delete pages like that and you can ban anyone you catch doing vandalism. Thanks for the help. Dream Focus 17:25, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

Oh, wow. Thank you so much. I'll do my best.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 21:41, April 8, 2015 (UTC)

That's right. Sorry. I'll try to remember to do that next time.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 22:06, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

New Wiki logo featuring the actual Taylor fontEdit

Here it is, hope you like it!

Tswiki
—Preceding unsigned comment added by Clawdeen Ghoul (talkcontribs)
I like the Swiftipedia logo that we have. Dream Focus 15:42, April 30, 2015 (UTC)

I think you should use the font as it actually promotes her album! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Clawdeen Ghoul (talkcontribs)

I don't think anyone buys an album based on what font her name is written in. And remember to sign your name with four ~ marks. Dream Focus 19:37, April 30, 2015 (UTC)

Can I just ask what the heck is wrong with you and your Userpage, 'Girls make me nervous'?

UltraElectraHeARTPOP (talk) 19:52, April 30, 2015 (UTC)

I suggest we use this instead. This isn't about how cool the logo we currently have. This is about clarity of the page title. See my recommendations on this wikia's talk page.Mat 1997 (talk) 14:01, August 3, 2015 (UTC)

WelcomeEdit

Thanks for the welcome Taylor is one of my fave artists out there,

Bad Blood Cover
my talk page| BigBrother99 "I will get back to you in good time".

relevanceEdit

Heyyy

Just read that you say you aren't relevant, you are the one who set up this page so duh you are relevant! Who ever says you aren't relevant, Shake it off!

LoraxBeekeeper123 (talk) 10:50, May 24, 2015 (UTC)

make over thingEdit

Hi Dream Focus!

My name is Ariana- I'm on the Community Development team for fashion and we just launched a fun "On-Stage Makeover Challenge" for Taylor Swift and a few other pop stars. Here is a link if you want to take a look!

Let me know if there is any possibility of linking to it from the main page. Hope you'll enter!

Best, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 22:42, June 15, 2015 (UTC)

Mostly girls come here, and that might be something they are interested in, so yeah, toss it out there somewhere. Dream Focus 22:56, June 15, 2015 (UTC)

Awesome, thank you! I put it in the right rail at the top. P.S. I just wanted to say looks like you've been doing awesome job on this wiki! I'm a HUGE T-swift fan so it's fun looking through all of the pages :)

At Wikia- I specialize in main page design, new backgrounds, headers, etc.- so let me know if you ever want help or are interested in a new look for the wiki!

Keep up the great work! Best, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 20:26, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

Hey there!

The voting blog is now live for the Pop Queen Make over. I'm going to replace the link on the main page if that's okay!

Any interest in that main page makeover P.S.? Just figured I'd follow up :)!

Have a good one, Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 23:41, June 29, 2015 (UTC)

The main page is fine. Got everything there for people to easily find what they are interested in finding. Dream Focus 23:51, June 29, 2015 (UTC)

Ok cool, no worries :) Have a great week!

Asnow89 @@Wikia (profile)•(talk) 18:39, June 30, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, can someone pleas contact me?  Adsales55 (talk) 20:50, July 1, 2015 (UTC)

917-930-3938

gregreiss55@gmail.com

Make Over Thing Follow UpEdit

Hey Dream Focus! I know that Ariana (Asnow89) has already asked you about this, but I wanted to follow up. We would love to help bring more users and editors to this wiki and think that spiffing up the main page would help to do just that.

We've found that elements that engage users in different ways like embedded video, polls, links to relevant social media could help in addition to much of the great content that you already have there. For example, I really like the first and last couple sections you have categorizing content with the headers "Alison Taylor Swift" and "Humor" and "More About Taylor". These are clickable elements that we don't normally see on front pages, and they peak the user's curiosity!

There's also this bit, and this is a biggie: We're trying to make Wikia Communities as mobile friendly as possible so that they look awesome on all mobile devices. According to Quantcast, about two-thirds of the traffic that comes to the Taylor Swift community is mobile, and we've been working on some tricks that end up looking really good on all phones and tablets.

If you're open to it, we could come up with some options for you and see which direction you like the most. We would love your input! What do you think? Jamie @Wikia (profile)•(talk) 18:45, July 10, 2015 (UTC)

Most polls I see on wikias have very few people actually voting in them, less than 1% of the views, most people ignore them. Just a waste of space and got enough on the main page already. What sort of social media links are you referring to exactly? I'm not sure how anyone with a small screen can access anything too well. Can you make it where fewer things will appear on each row for mobile users only? If you can detect what people are using to access things, you can switch people to a duplicate page designed for mobile users. Dream Focus 19:32, July 10, 2015 (UTC)

role modelEdit

Umm, have you heard that Taylor isn't really considered a good role model anymore? How she's changed in the last few years?--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 14:25, July 15, 2015 (UTC)

What has she done? Dream Focus 15:24, July 15, 2015 (UTC)

I'll try to find the article again and give you a link to it.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 13:14, July 16, 2015 (UTC)

I found the article. Here it is.--Annabeth and Percy~The beauty you are when you open your heart and believe in the gift of a friend. 14:57, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Haters gonna hate. Always someone whining about someone else. The person writing that article complains about the fact that she is seen hanging out with her famous friends instead of ordinary people. They complain about her concert ticket prices and she doing commercials for companies that sell things ordinary girls can't afford. That's ridiculous. She is a fine role model. My young nieces love her, and one sings her songs regularly. Dream Focus 16:06, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Forums Edit

Heya :) Can't help but notice that you and your co-admin haven't turned on forums yet in your AdminDashboard. That makes it hard to collaborate — one of the greatest things about Wikia! And without a forum, people are less likely to have a better sense of who's in charge, and whom they can go to for help.

We've found that wikis that don't have a metaphorical water-cooler around which to gather tend to have a less-energised group of editors. And I'm sure you want to take steps to ensure that this place attracts a larger, more active user base!

As it stands, if you want to have a conversation with more than one person, you'd have to copy and paste your comments on multiple talk page — just as I'm having to do in order to share this message with your co-admin. A forum means much less work for much more engagement.

Mind if I just turned on the forums so that we can get some community-wide discussions going? — CzechOut @Wikia 03:30, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Wikias I see with a forum usually have that forum rather empty. Perhaps some are more active than others. Anyway, Taylor Swift has an official forum already on her website. So I assume fans who want to forum chat go there. Do any editors here want a forum? I'll turn it on and see. Dream Focus 05:54, July 18, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for giving it a try! There are many wikis where the number of forum threads run into the hundreds or even low thousands! Wookiepedia and MemoryAlpha are certainly in this category. Most of the time, though, the discussions are about the running of the wiki, not necessarily about the topic of the wiki. Still there are exceptions. The forums over at Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul are overwhelmingly about the content of those two shows.
I think you'll find that if you use the highlight feature on important threads, and — if the topic is really important — reminder messages on the talk pages of your most active users, that you will be able to generate a vocal group of editors.
Remember, as well, that editing on a forum is a great first step for new editors. There's little fear of "screwing up" a forum post. That's why we find a lot of people make their first Wikia edit on a forum thread, article comment, or talk page. And sometimes the comments people make in forums or other discussion areas fundamentally affect the way a wikia is edited — far more so than actually editing a page in the main namespace.
Realistically, it might take a few months for their usage to be proven to you, since this wikia has no tradition of group discussion. But, as someone who has spent hours cultivating forum discussions, I can assure you that eventually they become a vibrant and indispensable part of a Wikia community — if you cultivate them, and are committed to leadership through consensus and discussion. Yeah, the first few discussion may result in nothing more than a mini-talk between you and your co-admin. But if you establish the formal notion that you'll put changes to the wiki in a public forum, eventually the public will show up.
To abuse Field of Dreams, if you build them, they will come. :) — CzechOut @Wikia 17:43, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

New forum thread Edit

Since you've only turned on the forums within the last 24 hours, you may not be aware that there's a new discussion in the forums. I highlighted the thread, which means that it will make the little bell icon to the immediate left of "start a wikia" indicate there's a new discussion.

Additional information is available at:


I've also added several help pages to category:Help.

Apologies if you know all this from working on other wikis, but since the forum concept was new here, I just wanted to be extra cautious and explain it a bit more. — CzechOut @Wikia 17:24, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

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