• JamesTheNerdKing

    Administrators are a group of people who possess power in some shape or size. They may rule over a chat, or perhaps they may rule over a wiki, but they have power in some kind of way. However, if one takes a look at any of the many wikis that have died or became troll infested pits of bubbling, disgusting, revolting trolls, then you'll see not everyone is fit for the role of an Administrator. I am going to discuss a few things that, in my opinion, every Administrator should possess.

    This blog is not in response to any event and is targeted at no individuals. Any individual who takes this as an insult, argument, or trolling can read the disclaimer and move on, or complain in a comment. This blog is to be posted elsewhere besides this particu…

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    Hi, you're an admin on a wiki so you would be wondering what do I do about registration? Well, you can't control that. But here's a way that can make you feel like you can...sort of. It's when you enable the feature that requires all contributors to log in, preventing anonymous edits. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.

    1. Possible way to prevent spam - Anonymous contributors are often associated with spam and vandalism. While this is not always true, some may still get a bit sceptical about anons. And if your wiki is one where a lot of anons do a lot of spam, that can be a way to cut down although it should be noted that registered users can spam as well.
    2. Keeping track of edits - Anons can change their IPs or use VPNs in thi…

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  • ShiningShrine

    Hello, my name is Shining, and today, I'll be promoting, The Foreigner Wiki . I'm writing this blog because I'm wanting more people to know about my wiki and in helping it grow. Let's get started.

    The Foreigner, is a 2017 action thriller film. A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensures with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities. It is a wiki, founded by ShiningShrine. The wiki is new, and needs lots of help to develop pages. The Foreigner Wiki, is also in need of some editors and some admins, that are willing to help out.

    Since it's a new wiki, lots of help is needed. However, you can help by adding pages and …

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  • TheGoldenPatrik1

    Want to know more about bots, how to create one, and how to operate it? Hopefully, this will answer most of your questions.

    A bot, in its most basic form: this blog was originally published on the wiki.

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  • PyroNacht

    Good afternoon everybody! As some of you might know, I became administrator here on Community Central approximately six months ago. While some of the experiences have been rather daunting, I feel as if I've grown as an individual. Therefore, I would like to share some of the ideas I've picked up thus far!

    The first thing I would like to address is the question people, typically newer users, ask me whenever they first send me a message. The question is "what is being admin like?".
    It took me a few weeks to fully contemplate the answer, because in all honesty, being an admin is more than just a shiny star and tons of new tools. For me, the meaning roots far deeper than that. Prior to being administrator, I was a semi-veteran user who happened …

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  • Jackninja5DipperGravityFalls

    On wikis, people are free to collaborate but sometimes edits can be unnecessary to say the least. However, while the person may have done an unnecessary edit, that does not exactly mean they did a bad thing. Here are examples of criteria for what makes an edit just an unnecessary edit and what makes one actual vandalism/spam.

    • A small removal of something that they may think is unnecessary but actually is. Removing necessary information is not necessarily vandalism. Vandalism is when it's done deliberately to be a jerk.
    • A misunderstood undo can also count as one. Even I recently made one but please don't take that as me acting in bad faith especially considering I undid the edit. Undoing an edit can be a mistake in some cases or just a disagr…

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  • RedBomb1

    In a couple of my previous blogs, I wrote about the negative effects about harassment and vandalism, and in this one I will be tackling yet another prominent issue. Specifically, sockpuppetry.

    Sockpuppetry, also simply known as socking, is the act of using multiple accounts for malicious and/or deceiving purposes, often to evade blocks and troll. It also includes the act of disguising as another person as a means to hide real identity, often through the help of VPNs and usage of relatives, friends, or affiliates' devices.

    Often because their account on a certain wiki is blocked or banned from chat and they are impatient to wait it out, so they decide to circumvent the block/ban through usage of another account.

    Because it is very disruptive to…

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  • AndromedaNexus

    Staying safe online!

    November 22, 2017 by AndromedaNexus

    After several years of being online, I've noticed some users don't stay safe online.

    In some situations the key principles of staying safe online is to NOT provide your "private" details online even if its this website wikia. Some users have been found to accidently or diliberately post private details online without the knowledge of the parents or legit friends. Some of the private details can contain email address from friends which haven't given the consent for the said email address to be publicly disclose or details of your home address; never give this detail away unless you know for definite who you are talking to.

    Although Wikia chat is useful for getting some "helpful" requests it is always good to know and for you to stay on guard …

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  • Athena Hawkins

    Save Net Neutrality 2

    November 21, 2017 by Athena Hawkins

    Last July, I made a blog about how net neutrality in the United States was being threatened by FCC chairman Ajit Pai, and they're supposed to unveil a plan soon that would roll back net neutrality. If you aren't aware, "net neutrality" is the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. (thanks, Google). The net neutrality rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization ("fast lanes" for sites that pay, and slow lanes for everyone else). Unfortunately, companies like Verizon, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable are looking forward to having net neutrality rules slashed,…

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  • Ariolation

    Picking A Username

    November 20, 2017 by Ariolation

    Hello everyone, I'm Ariolation, and today, I'll be explaining and talking about usernames. To start off with, we need to know what a username is. So what exactly is a username? A username is a name that uniquely identifies someone on a computer, service, internet or website, like FANDOM. With that being said, let's start off from the beginning. 

    Usernames uphold the current stat of a user and the value of a username is made by the amount of hardwork put into it. Unique usernames, are made out unique minds, unique thoughts. You could take it as, "one username could represent your entire life" sort of deal. It is reccomended when picking a username, that you keep it simple, unique and short. A good represantation of this is this username. 


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