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This makes me feel UNSAFE

—This unsigned comment is by Bubblesgirl123 (wallcontribs) 07:36, January 7, 2013‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Well, that's nasty. Have you asked to have that person blocked from Wikia?
All I can say is, on the internet, never reveal who you are. (ie, don't use personal identification, such as your photo, or a facebook link) Only participate in very active chat areas (not on low activity ones, where the moderator may be absent, or abusive, and no other people can intervene) And remember what happened to Amanda Todd. -- 76.65.128.43 08:08, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
Hi there. Apologies that this went unnoticed. There was three chatmods in the room at the time, but it appears they were all away when this happened. This doesn't usually happen.
According to the logs, the user has been banned from chat since this took place - whether they were banned for this is unclear, and I will try to find out. Community Central has strict Chat Guidelines in order to protect all users, and this sort of behaviour is not tolerated.
If a user makes you feel unsafe or makes such advances, you should contact an admin or chatmod on the wiki immediately. You will find that sending a PM to one of those chatmods may have gotten a response.
If still no help forthcoming for whatever reason, the best thing you can do is leave chat, and report the user to Staff via Special:Contact.
To all users: Please do not make any further comments on this forum, unless you are Central chatmod/admin, VSTF or Staff.    ǝsʞpɐןǝ  (message wall)  12:09, 7 January 2013
I'd just like to add that I'm really sorry there wasn't a mod on to see this and sort this out - chat isn't normally like this, and I think we're fairly good at making sure that these people don't stick around for long. Unfortunately you happened to be online in one of the times when there wasn't a mod on. As Elad said, if there isn't a mod on and someone's making you uncomfortable, you might want to think about just leaving the chat for a bit. You can also try to contact a mod by sending them a private message, which might mean they notice that something's up. -- RandomTime 12:15, January 7, 2013 (UTC)
I'll echo the apologies offered by Eladkse and Randomtime; we certainly don't want anyone to ever feel unsafe or threatened on Wikia, and most often people like that are dealt with very quickly. As stated above, you can always notify chatmods, admins or staff about such occurrences. Community Central Chat is a fun place to hang out, don't let this discourage you from coming back! --BertH @fandom (help forum | blog) 17:51, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

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