Forum:Affiliating the SmashWiki with the SmashBrosUltimate subreddit

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The closing administrator adds: "There doesn't appear to be interest."

I propose the SmashWiki affiliates with the /r/SmashBrosUltimate subreddit as I feel it will help to bring growth to both sides e.g people on the subreddit will come to the wiki to help edit it as well and people from the wiki coming to the subreddit to participate in the discussions about Smash Ultimate there. This affiliation will help to grow both communities respectively and be a positive thing for both communities as well. If this proposal is passed, I would be able to help get the affiliation going as I currently moderate the subreddit. This possible affiliation would also both communities to events together such as as smash tournaments and other smash related contests as well would bring out the best of both communities creativity as well as enjoyment. /r/SmashBrosUltimate and the SmashWiki being affiliated with each other will be hugely beneficial for both sides as it will also help to increase user traffic of both communities as well. On a side note /r/SmashBros will also be locking their sub for a day or so and will be redirecting to the r/SmashBrosUltimate sub on release and we want the increased traffic to benefit the Smash Wiki as well. --N64dude (talk) 18:41, 28 November 2018 (EST)

Weak oppose This is probably a bad reason, but Reddit is a notoriously toxic community, and such an affiliation will likely attract vandals to the wiki. Black Vulpine of the Furry Nation. Furries make the internets go! :3 18:54, 28 November 2018 (EST)
I'd like some additional information about how you think this might benefit the wiki to be honest. I'm not really convinced that it would actually bring additional traffic. I also have a few other concerns:
  • Given that r/smashbros is massively larger, do you think this might cause a perception issue that the wiki is specifically not affiliating itself with that subreddit?
  • Given that r/SmashBrosUltimate is linked to a particular iteration of the SSB series, and therefore unless it develops a devoted competitive fanbase a la Melee is likely to have essentially an expiration date, whereas the wiki doesn't really, do you see this as an issue or a fair deal?
  • How do you think that given the difference in the types of content and userbase Reddit and the wiki host -- Reddit is primarily for discussion, while the wiki is primarily for documentation -- there would really be much overlap between the two? It seems unlikely to me that e.g. Smash tournaments hosted by the subreddit would qualify for documentation here, per SW:NOTE. – Emmett 17:00, 30 November 2018 (EST)
Strong oppose for the reasons Emmett said. There comes too many pointless and easily avoidable issues caused by such a specific affiliation, along with it not exactly doing anything. Nothing prevents users of that subreddit from editing and coming to the wiki. F0rZ3r0F0r (talk) 16:40, 8 December 2018 (EST)

Strong oppose Nope, I think that we shouldn't do that. Although it will give us more traffic, the Wiki may be prone to vandalism. For personal use. Corrin Fan Walls Can Fall.jpg 19:19, 1 December 2018 (EST)