One of the wiki rules is to avoid showing usernames when possible. This is to avoid people uploading images / new versions of images solely for the sake of having their name shown everywhere on the wiki, as they add nothing to the image. Using neutral anon names is allowed if there is no way to avoid showing a name. In this case, builds should usually avoid having the shaman in them.
This game has a lot of trolls and attention seekers, and early on people would replace a perfectly good image with a worse version (of course with their name), so this rule is meant to dissuade people.
Hello! I'm afraid I'm not actually very knowledgable on map creation. I'd probably just move everything over by a set amount, or use a really wide browser window (even if the window goes offscreen, you can move the window and see it). However, you may get a better answer on the "Map Editor" section of the official forums. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
I've thought of it, but every time I look at that list, it's obvious (to me) it doesn't really belong. Plus we would then be required to have that thing on the front page (not a big deal, but I never like 'em). Also:
A member or members of the site should be willing to help those that might ask for assistance in creating their own wikia. Obviously this is at member discretion; members aren't absolutely required to answer every request for help, nor should they if the query is unrealistic and/or no one has the know-how.
I have no intention of ever doing that. It's never been fun, and I hate the guilt tripping.
I've also never personally seen how this helps us in any way; whenever I post requests for editors on community central for a wiki, it gets 100% ignored. Even with links to other atelier 801 wikis on the front page and pages for each game, tons of people never bother going to those wikis, and rarely help out (and that's for topics closely related to the wiki they're currently on).
With all that said, I don't actually care one way or the other if we become part of the footer. If you'd like to sign us up, feel free! I just have a thing about "signing up" for things that require anything on my part, which often isn't rational. But I know no one will ever actually bother to contact us / check up on anything after (if) we are accepted, so meh. It's just one of my idiosyncrasies (which is proven by the fact it would have been easier and saved more time to just say "sure" and sign us up =p).
I'll admit I never saw that part that you have quoted. It's pretty unnecessary since it should just be used to show 'you like this topic, so here's some related ones you may like'. I'd agree with you on holding off, even though I doubt anyone would ask for assistance.
For the most part, that's intended for not copy-pasting whole/parts of guides from the forum, fan sites, or other sources. It's fine to reference them, or on occasion quote them (only official things should be quoted), but even if attributed, whole guides shouldn't be copied. they can be used for inspiration, and if not much has been changed should still be attributed, but if it's just copy-pasted that's stealing, and even if you put "this guide is from: ", it makes it impossible to edit at that point, since editing it would no longer make it a direct copy.
Take for example my really long "miniquide" about how to get images from a swf. it would piss me off if people posted that on their own website without my permission, even if they did post attribution at the bottom (although in the case of Wikia, anything posted is under "CC-BY-SA", but still polite to ask, seeing as it's a personal blog post), but even more so if they didn't post attribution (which you really don't do on a wiki, since it kinda breaks the flow of the article, and again makes it uneditable.
Is it not theft if you don’t directly copy and paste it, but rewrite the post?
Admittedly I'm not 100% sure on that. If I do it, I make sure to try and double check everything (bad to copy over bad info, plus makes sure I'm not stealing their hard work), I reword the article, shuffle things around, and make it something I feel fits better in a wiki, etc, and then post a "see also" at the bottom of the page. Think of it like an academic paper; you don't write all the content yourself, but you research it from multiple places, then wright the relevant parts to you in your own words.