Recently it was announced by FANDOM's staff that it is now possible to have the older and newer forums and discussions enabled at once. Thus for some time we will have three destinations for conversations on this wiki, until the newer forums are merged into discussions. When the newer forums are abolished, we will continue using both wiki-style-forums and discussions.
What's on your mind?
Today we will start with the merger. With the help of FANDOM's staff we will make sure that two more prominent Transformers wikis will finally become one for the sake of more activity and many more benefits. The merger has only been opposed by very few users without giving valid reasons, so it's best if we finally go ahead. We hope to make sure that a smooth merger happens.
As the vast majority of users supports the merger, we are going ahead with this soon. Users in power on Transformers Prime Wiki will also get powers here. As well we will take over several features from there, including the design. Everything can of course be discussed in the forums or discussions.
As you might have concluded from various threads on this wiki over the last few days, we are planning a merger with Transformers Prime Wiki, one of the duplicate wikis about Transformers with the most content. There have been discussions about the merger on that wiki as well as you can see here: https://transformersprime.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:34510, https://transformersprime.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:34509, https://transformersprime.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:34506 The merger would be beneficial for our communities for various reasons. The powerholders on the other wiki can also get powers here. As well the merger could have a positive impact on this wiki's activity. Another reason would be that the other wiki will also be connected to this wiki's social media channels. Moreover they would inherit the bonds between Transformers Wiki and other wikis about franchises by Takara Tomy. Transformers Wiki is one of the oldest wikis on FANDOM and was very active prior to the fork back in 2008. Up until Animated (which aired in this year), most sub-series of Transformers are documented here, while the articles starting with the Prime continuity are of lesser quality at best. The merger would make it possible to create the largest and most active Transformers encyclopedia on FANDOM. And who knows, perhaps one day it could even be viable to also collaborate with TFWiki. What are your thoughts about the merger?
According to TFW2005 Boulder Media Studio, an Irish studio recently acquired by Hasbro confirmed working on an animated series of Transformers. On which animated series they worked was not specified, it could either be a completely new series or a continuation of Robots in Disguise or even Rescue Bots.
According to Tformers.com Robots in Disguise might end this year and will be replaced with a G1-inspired cartoon. However it is also speculated that the pics of G1 are just supposed to be placeholders in Hasbro's latest presentation. Season 3 of Robots in Disguise still hasn't started yet. The news can be read here: http://tformers.com/new-york-toy-fair-2017-new-transformers-cartoon-in-2018-potentially-g1-inspired/30939/news.html
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Reunthal and Lelouch di Britannia have now been inactive for a longer time. During the last weeks I've started Social-Media-Accounts for this wiki which also include the Dutch Transformers Wiki, which is also run by me. This wikis original Twitter account hasn't been in use since 2009, so I think it is time for new bureaucrats who can dedicate more time to this wiki. As FortressMaximus and I have been the most active users during the last months and we also already have admin rights, I think it is just fair and square if we become bureaucrats. Both Fortress and I have a lot to offer: Fortress is a bureaucrat on Macross Wiki and also has become a bureaucrat on Gundam Wiki recently. Meanwhile, I am a bureaucrat on the German Beyblade and Digimon Wikis and also a bureaucrat on the English Tenkai Knights and Beast Saga Wikis. Beast Saga is distantly related to Transformers. As well I am a bureaucrat on several other wikis such as the Speed Racer and Scan2Go Wikis and thus have a lot of experience and am also very experienced in terms of Social Media. All Fortress and I need to get is your support in us gaining bureaucrat rights.