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The sandbox provides dynamic breeding help (what if? / how to?) with a goal of being fast, easy, accurate and up-to-date, with minimal noise. I don't always meet that goal 100%, and I've experienced burnout at times, but I've never wavered in my commitment to keep it going.
Why affiliate? If I'm the sandbox's daddy, the Wiki is its mommy... unofficially I've always felt that way. Not making this request sooner was just an oversight on my part. They complement each other well, and their histories are intertwined...
sandbox v1 sprang from my initial visits to the Wiki (March 7, 2012)
sandbox only took off because Bane Cane posted it on the Wiki
that day or the next, I met Dunkelzahn on the Wiki, and the combo finder is inspired by and dedicated to his original app
sandbox images are adapted from the wonderful images posted on the Wiki; I couldn't keep up with it otherwise
CelticStar87 & TheWizardz786™ have created tutorials
many Wiki users have given useful feedback and helped shape what it is today
the Wiki has always been #1 under sandbox "Links" and I've always done my best to promote it (for example when answering emails from non-Wiki users)
dragon names on sandbox link to their respective pages on the Wiki
Thank you for your consideration!
If more than 50% of the active staff (administrators, wiki moderators, chat moderators, and rollbacks) participating in the forum agree to include the site, the site will be approved.
This determination forum will remain open until the end of the day on February 27, 2015 (23:59:59 UTC).
I support the DragonVale Breeding sandbox becoming an affiliated site of DragonVale Wiki.
The site is informational, and is related to the content that is on the DragonVale Wiki. The DragonVale sandbox has the same target audience, and I think the site holds the same standards as the DragonVale Wiki do. Lastly, the site is active, and it does not take long time before the site is updated with for example dragons or new breeding rules.
Users and staff link The Breeding Sandbox in comments to help users too, and the DragonVale Wiki is the first link in its "Link" section.
The site is definitely informational, has had a symbiotic relationship with the wiki as Robo mentioned, and is well developed.
Of course there may be some delays with accuracy when a new breeding rule overhaul like recently with The Gathering of Roses event making it possible for any dragon to breed another instead of just within its common elements or after an initial update.
Often though I find the site is reliable and updated timely making it up-to-date, and any delay is definitely with complete understanding such as the overhaul for version two and version three which required more time to code things than a usual update.
The site covers the 5 Rs (Reliable, Responsible, Refined, Recognized, and Resourceful) of which I explained some of already.
It is a reliable and resourceful source to find what results from breeding two compatible dragons, as well as suggests breeding pairs for specific targets.
It is responsible and refined with updating information, and recognized by the DragonVale Wiki and the community. I've even seen it linked on the DragonVale Facebook page along with posts to the wiki.
The site is active and updates as frequently as new dragons are added to DragonVale, so although the guidelines say it should be updated at least once a week, sometimes dragons aren't released once a week.
Given the nature and type of resource it is I find it acceptable for it to update as frequently as it currently does even if it isn't exactly once a week.
From what I've seen it does not ask anyone to download any information, provide any spoilers, and provides language and content acceptable at "PG-13" and "PG" levels of rating.
I look forward to making the affiliation and partnership with Robo and The DragonVale Breeding Sandbox official.
To summarize, I am in full support of this affiliation.
I ask a question.. who wouldn't support? The sandbox is probably the best way for me and many others to experiment with different combos and even find out what you bred if you don't know the time. I can also see how much work was put into it just by browsing for a few minutes. My conclusion - two thumbs way up.