Well, so much for my habit of making a blog post about once a month. -nervous laugh- And I seriously thought I would keep that up. Honestly, I didn't even mean to publish them once a month, I just made a blog whenever something interesting happened to me that was Hellsing Wiki-related. Ah, well.
'Hey, Guess What? It's A New Year'
In case you haven't heard, it's totally 2011 now! If you haven't done so already, let's take a moment to celebrate:
-takes out noisemaker- HAPPY 2011 GUYS!!! WOOHOOOOOO!!!
-blows party horn and throws confetti- OH YEAH!!!
Alrighty, done now? Good. Moving on...
Remodeling of Front Page
I was still humming that New Years' song, "Should all acquaintance be forgot...", and checking up on the Hellsing Wiki, when I realized- the "Recent News" section on the front page is old. Sweet mother of chocolate, it hadn't been updated since July! Horrified, I immediately updated the "Recent News" section.
While I was at it, I remembered that it always annoyed me when I visited wikis, curious about that particular series, and I had to visit about six pages JUST TO LEARN WHAT THE SERIES IS ABOUT. "WTF, it should just tell me on the front page!" I thought. And voilà- an idea was born. Now, both an explanation of what Hellsing is and a brief introduction to this wiki is on the front page!
On December 4, Earth-san handed over his bureaucrat responsibilities to me. He said that he's no longer going to be nearly as active on this wiki, and entrusted me with its care. It was kind of sad to see Earth-san go, (alright, so my real reaction was more like "WAAAAAAAAH!!!") but I sucked it up, saluted him farewell, and accepted my task. So from now on, I'm going to be in charge of this joint.
It was always nice to know that no matter how unsure I was, there would always be someone to back it up. No matter what I did, there was always another admin who would let me know I was doing the right thing. Now there's nobody...well, not quite. Earth-san will check in every once in awihle. But it'll still be a little lonely.
Well, at least I still have you guys, the users! And you users have really been stepping up recently, I tell you. Especially SlavEliseev and Helltrooper16, who gets special notice for the entire London page. It gives me a great feeling to know that other users care about this wiki.
Post Script: It turns out the name of that "New Year's" song that everyone sings when it hits midnight is "Auld Lang Syne", a long-ass Scottish poem that just happens to be set to a common English folk song and begins with "Should all acquaintance be forgot".