Hi KuyaReCom, welcome to Hetalia Archives! We hope you enjoy your time here!
Thanks for your contribution to the Hong Kong page. To help you get more accustomed to the Wiki, here is a link to the Hetalia Archive Policies.
Please note that due to excessive vandalism across the Wiki, many of the high-traffic pages cannot be edited by new members. When your account becomes four days old, you'll be able to edit these pages freely. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, these are the new policies that we must adopt to keep this place as clean and factual as possible.
Make sure to read the page carefully before turning editing into a hobby, as we (the admins) take the rules very seriously. Be sure to keep in mind that we do not allow fan-art of any kind on this wiki, even for use on personal profiles.
If you have any questions, please leave a message on my talk page!
Hello! I'm not sure what you mean by this "new pairings template". As far as I'm aware, we're still using the same template as we always have. I think User:Night the cringe2 made some changes to the current template which added a few new fields. You're welcome to fill those new fields out or omit them entirely, since it won't break the template if you decide not to. Night's edits look good to me, so if you decide to use their template go right ahead.
If you have any other questions feel free to message me again!
Re: Canon AU Pages
Actually I don't think we have any pages specifically dedicated to canon alternate universes! I'm guessing that this was because Himaruya used to keep his AU's brief, and limited to maybe a few comic strips or 1-2 anime episodes. We do have pages for some special episodes like Hetalia = Fantasia and Episode 121 (Nekotalia), but none dedicated specifically to these AUs.
I think it's a great idea to make some pages for alternate universes, like Nekotalia, Nyotalia, Gakuen Hetalia, and Hetalia Fantasia: those that are represented in official manga and anime. Some, like "2p!talia" and "3p!talia" are mostly based on fan speculation so they wouldn't make good articles, but the ones you mentioned would be good. Since we don't have any articles on them, you're welcome to create some and model them after the Creatures of Hetalia page or something. Thanks for your help!
re: Fan Videos
Yeah, that's a pretty old rule and I don't think it was written with fan videos in mind. We had issues with users uploading other people's fanart and putting it on their user profiles and even onto wiki pages, without credit and without asking the artist for permission. It was hard to tell what pictures were posted with permission and what wasn't, so it was simpler for us to enforce a blanket ban on fan art. And at the time, whatever fan videos here were either uncredited or weren't used on any pages at all.
Considering that fanart hasn't been a major issue in a long time, I think it would be okay to use fan-made videos on personal profiles and non-canon pages like AUs, if they make sense. Like, I think a compilation video of clips from the anime would be useful to have on a page, but an AMV might not be as informational. You've shown yourself to be a helpful and high-quality editor here, so I trust your judgment of what fits and what doesn't.
Since this wiki is more relaxed and focused on fanon than the Kitawiki, I don't mind having fan videos on pages as long as: 1) they add useful information to a page and 2) the original creator(s) are credited and have given permission to have their videos reposted here.
Re: Admin Role
Sorry for the late reply! Been pretty busy the past few days myself, so I totally understand having long periods of inactivity. Glad you're back.
You've made a lot of great edits around here and I'm really grateful to see you updating and cleaning up the pages. I can give you the Content Moderator role, which is really the same as the Administrator role, just without the ability to block people. If there are any issues with vandalism, you can contact me and I can block users if needed. However, if you're feeling overwhelmed with it or if I'm being too slow to act, I can always update your rights to include the blocking feature.
I haven't needed to block many people for a long time, since all of the main pages are admin-protected. I hope that we can relax the page locks someday, since they prevent good editors like you from accessing them. If that happens, we can come up with ways to keep the pages clean while keeping you and me from doing too much damage-control.
Here is a page that will give you more information about the Content Moderator role and what you can do with it. If you have any questions, you can contact me on my talk page. Again, thanks for all of your hard work!