I'd like to propose a change to this wiki's name to simply "Recommended Games Wiki". This wiki has gotten really big and grown way too far from /v/, and to be honest I bet most people who come here doesn't even known what the hell /v/ is (I myself only learned it is some random 4chan board very recently) and only come her for the recommendation lists.
(I wanted to make a forum post to discuss this but apparently Wikia is ditching the forums in favor of some new system)
EDIT: To anyone who sees this thread please no off-topic comments and PLEASE no trolling.
This wiki has been a running joke on /v/ for quite a while, and /v/ clearly has nothing to do with it anymore if OP's admin status is any indication. It would make a lot of sense to rename it to something like "reddit's recommended games" instead.
I do believe we should earn the /v/ brand if we're to use it. The wiki was started by /v/irgins, but it's not enough to stand still and wait for strangers who enjoy anonymity to walk by and benevolently contribute.
Some questions to answer:
How can one prove that a game is recommended by /v/ ? (I mean reasonably prove; there will always be people hoping to get social cred as skeptics)
If these recommendations aren't from /v/, then what entity or entities are making the recommendations? The value of a recommendation depends crucially on the value of the recommending entity.
(checks statistics) The Hentai Games pages get x40 as much traffic as any other page. What if the wiki focused on just that? (Possible answer: Wikia/Fandom would call the party van)
In the last three-or-so years, the only truly active contributors here have been me, LYRIC and Kitsuneae.
I can only speak for myself. I am first and foremost a wiki editor. I edit on quite a few wikis, almost all of them gaming-related, and am a admin on most, including two big ones (Villains Wiki and Metal Slug Wiki). I have accounts on Youtube and DeviantART, but I rarely contribute anything on both. The places I'm most active are on The Spriters Resource and MUGEN Fighters Guild. I don't have accounts or visit 4chan, Reddit, Tumblr, Gelbooru or what have you. I play videogames ever since the early 90's, so I can safely say I'm a hardcore gamer and not just a casual player. So when I suggest a game, I'm basing myself mostly on my personal opinion.
With regards to my suggestion (again, it's a suggestion, not a demand) or any future suggestion I or another person may make, you, Mozai, the wiki's bureaucrat, ultimately has the final say.
"in the last three-or-so years"... you forgot Hypoxium, MFGreth1, TheDekuLink, Dejiko. Ain't much, but wikis are always a small dedicated group serving the large body of readers.
"you, Mozai" Please don't look to me for leadership. I've only ever been the caretaker after the original's absence, not the captain of this ship. People on /v/ still ask "what should I play next?" and get pointed here (inb4 "not muh /v/" True Scotsman objections), like the old FAQs from newsgroups before that was choked to death by spam (looks at Wikia default style, looks directly into the camera).
Still wondering on "how can one prove that a game is recommended by /v/ ?". Maybe it's a rhetorical question -- /v/ is not a hive mind: one anon's classic is another anon's cancer. and "Vox Populi" doesn't really work when everyone is anonymous and one noisy person can shout-down hundreds or thousands of others. I still believe there's value in trying to answer this question even if there's no right answer.
LYRIC-Stormwatch: I was just calling you that for ease, didn't mean to insult.
Mozai: I wrote the names from memory, downplaying anyone wasn't my intention. I also didn't mean to throw all responsibility over to you, though as a bureaucrat other users will naturally look up to you. About the question, maybe we should first ask "What /v/ is / what does it stand for?".
For the Empire: His question wasn't really a suggestion, more of a hypothesis. Though I don't see any problem with those pages (they have HUGE warnings on the top and you also get a warning whenever you enter this wiki unlogged) I wouldn't be beyond the idea.
Magma Dragoon wrote:"What /v/ is / what does it stand for?".
/v/ is not a hivemind, and as such many games that people think are gems others think are shit, and vice versa. With that being said, at the end of the day, fun, interesting, and non-mainstream recommendations would fit under the /v/ banner.