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  • Hello. I'm sorry to bother you but I know that you're management staff. I have a concern about the TV Database Wiki that I hope you would want to be informed about.

    I recently contacted Wikia Staff and requested that my wiki, Lost Girl Wiki, be added to the TV Hub on Wikia's main page. When I received a message informing me that it had been added, I clicked on the TV Hub area to see where my wiki appears or is listed. I didn't see it anywhere.

    It's not under the Recently Featured, Channels, and Participate tabs. And nowhere on the screen did I see an area where new users can find a "how to" have their wiki become active in the TV Hub. Last tab left to look under was Communities. I have no clue what "Official Communities" within the tab is supposed to mean since only two appear. Under "Popular" only five wikis appear. Under "Hubs" you find what you already first see on Wikia's main page. That left "Core communities" to check.

    Under "Core communities" you get "TV Database". I clicked on it and linked to the TV Database Wiki. There, at the bottom of the main page under the "Supernatural" category I finally saw my wiki. I clicked on it and linked to what appeared in the TV Database Wiki about it. It had been created on January 3, 2013, and the information was mostly out of date and incorrect. I immediately went to work on it and spent five days correcting, updating, and adding new information (including images).

    When I uploaded an image before remembering that I had wanted to edit its name first, I added the file to the Candidates for deletion, then re-uploaded the image and added it to the Lost Girl tv show infobox template. Two days later and the image I marked for deletion was still appearing in the "Photos on This Wiki". The next day I saw in the Wiki Activity page that an Anon had posted a comment in the Maren Jensen page asking "Is anyone awake on this site?" Out of curiosity I went to the page to see what it was all about and saw that on April 2, 2014, an Anon had pointed out that the image in the infobox was the wrong actress -- and five months later it was still appearing in the template. I responded to the last comment and advised those who were interested in how they could change the image themselves.

    Then, after giving it some thought, on October 12th I left a message in the Admin's (Brian Kurtz) talk page offering a proposal for the database wiki ("Proposal for TV Database Wiki").

    Based on what I had found after becoming involved in the wiki, I proposed the idea for having Admins that would be in charge of individual wikis in the database because, as I stated, "One Admin alone cannot stay on top of a database wiki that constantly grows with additional wikis and new pages within existing wikis." I pointed out as examples the mounting pages in the "Candidates for deletion" that were not deleted, and the wrong actress photo in the "Maren Jensen" page that had not been corrected months ago when it was pointed out. Making someone an Admin of an individual database wiki would ensure that the supervisorial person was knowledgeable about the subject, and problems and questions within that wiki would be handled asap.

    I know that not every Admin is like me and responds immediately to messages from users, or handles issues within their wiki in 24 hours. So I figured I would hear back from him in two or three days (keep in mind: this was on October 12). October 13, 14, 15 come and go. No word. On October 16, Brian Kurtz becomes active in the wiki, editing and adding pages. Still, no response from him to my message. October 17, 18, 19. No response, but he's been very active editing a multitude of pages and uploading images. Today is the 20th -- eight days since I left my message on his talk page and still no response from him.

    He has totally blown me off.

    Not only has he blown me off, but from what I can tell he has blown off others before me. Is this any way for an Admin to behave when this database wiki is directly tied to Wikia's TV Hub?

    If the TV Database Wiki is simply one person's toy and hobby, then Wikia should make that known up-front so that every visitor and editor is fully informed about what to expect the first time they visit the database wiki.

    As I said to Brian Kurtz in the closing of my message to him, "I do not mean to rock the boat or step on toes…." and I hope that you take this message as an opportunity to look into what is going on with the TV Database Wiki. Because it could become a great source of data provided by Wikia, or go to waste and become irrelevant as a result of poor management of the wiki.

    Best regards, Virago a-go-go (talk) 02:44, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

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    • The pages for The Simpsons and Power Rangers both leave much to be desired too - both had wrong dates on them, which I just fixed. The wiki is probably eligible for adoption. Fancy taking it on, Virago?

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  • Hello, how would I go about putting a wiki up for adoption? I am currently administrator and bureaucrat (and would ideally like to remain such) but sadly I don't seem to have the time to regularly update. Here's the URL: http://ology.wikia.com/wiki/Ologypedia

    Thank you.

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  • http://prntscr.com/4xl06j . Help me! Why is there an X there? please help me. Thank you :)

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  • Will you please close my request on the adoption of "The Burger King" Wikia? From this point on, DjSponge made me an Beurucrat. So I would appreciate if you would close my adoption request. Please reply back so I know that you gotten my message. Have a great day!

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  • Hi, I wanted to adopt the wiki for "Kamisama Hajimemashita Wiki" but I see that the request is already completed and I have no idea how to make a new request from that page. Currently, the wiki admin is not active and there is plenty I want to update but do not have the rights/access. I wonder if I can get any admin rights? The 2 admins of the wiki lastest edit date is August 10, 2012 and January 2, 2014 respectively. 

    Wiki Link: http://kamisamahajimemashita.wikia.com

    Look forward to your reply! :)

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  • Hi! So I didn't get much of a chance to edit on Wyrmstooth Wiki for a little while, but I would like to ask about one thing: the wiki's only founder has still not edited, which means the wiki is technically adoptable by anyone (the user's last edit was 17th August, which is now 60 days ago). I was just wondering if, despite my lack of edits to the wiki, the previous adoption request I made is now valid? Cheers!

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    • Yes. Your request is on hold, not closed, so you don't need a new one. That said, you will need to edit regularly there for about a week in order to gain the rights. It should be much easier to do now. Ask me to check back again once you have had a chance to do the editing :)

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    • Righto, I'll try as hard as I can to edit, but it'll be difficult (real life makes it hard for me to get on the pc much). However, I'll edit as much as possible to clean up the wiki! I'll try for about 3 days straight editing (with the lack of pages, that probably isn't going to be too difficult) and I'll reply to this on Monday/Tuesday next week :)

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    • If you cannot do every single day that's fine, but we need to see you active for about a week.

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    • Merrystar wrote: If you cannot do every single day that's fine, but we need to see you active for about a week.

      That's fine, I'll try to be as active as possible! Thing is, if I do eventually adopt Wyrmstooth Wiki, it will probably just be merged with TES Mods Wiki, so that it can become bigger and be the central resource for all information about Elder Scrolls game mods. :P

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  • I have added proof to the Adoption page that the adoption was agreed on amoung the editors at the wiki.

    http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Adoption:Housepets!_Comic_Wiki

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  • Part of the problem was getting in contact with Wiriamu. He is indeed the administrator, and I'm perfectly fine with that, but he never seems to respond to messages or rarely goes on. I have attempted to contact him multiple times in the past. I can try again, but it wouldn't be anything different from what I've been doing. What should I do about this? Thanks.

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    • Hi. Just contact him with a specific (new) message about having put in an adoption request. If he doesn't answer that is fine, but he should have the chance to do so if he wishes.

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  • Hello, Merrystar! I'm Shabook, one of the administrators at the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki. I'd like to ask you a doubt I have regarding a problem that is escalating in our wiki, I'm not entirely sure if you are the person that I should talk, but since you were the one who promoted the administrators and our bureaucrat is not active, and I feel he may not be entirely objective about this subject.

    I'll try to explain. I'm one of the administrators at the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki, and I've been the subject of almost constant personal attacks and underrating by TomasDerksen, as it all started when I removed speculative facts he added to our articles, and I removed as we follow a policy of "No original research", like many other wikias.

    I've asked him to stop countless times, being this thread the most recent, but he seizes any opportunity he has to underrate and attack me, either directly or when talking to other users. In this recent thread, for example, he despises me, and he even has gave an offensive epithet, "Mr. Knowsall", critizising a decission I made to protect a page because of an on-going edit-war and to delete the spammed comments regarding to it.

    I don't know what your role could be in solving this situation, or even if I should be asking to you, but I think this situation has gone too far and it is seriously damaging our Wiki. I think if a member of the Wikia Community Staff talks to him and asks him to stop this kind of behaviour, he would refrain from returning to this ways in the future.

    Thank you for your time and my sincerest apologies for having to bother you with such a disgusting situation

    Shabook

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    • Hello. I have read through some of the threads you linked as well as some others on your walls. From what I see, you are both equally dismissive of each other's ideas and opinions, and that while you may have removed some facts he added that you thought were speculative, he has also tried to remove what he considers speculative facts and you have been upset that he did so. This is more of a disagreement than a one-sided attack; although it has unfortunately been allowed to spread into most of your interactions. On the other hand, in one of the threads you linked he also defended you when another user was calling you (and other admins there) names.

      David and Orange and Tupka are all correct; staff generally do not intervene in disputes of this nature and Special:Contact is a generally better place to send this type of request.

      If his nickname for you upsets you then you need to politely tell him that you don't like being called that. He may not realize you find it offensive. If he continues to use it then the next step would be to ask the other admins on the wikia to enter the discussion.

      For the rest, it sounds like you need to sit down with all the admins and make some ground-rules, such as discussing whether information should be included or not politely, without insulting each other, and agreeing to accept a majority opinion of the community when you don't all agree. Also you might want to discuss fact removals before you actually do them to minimize edit wars. Or whether you could have a "rumors" section for your pages to include some of this information that has a source but is not yet fact.

      Mostly though, you guys need to stop poking at each other for every thing the other does and worry more about your own stuff.

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    • Thank you for yout message, Merrystar. Just a few things to see the whole picture.

      He knows perfectly well that this nickname could upset everyone, and the thread where I asked him not to use and simply let me alone if he can't talk to me like a rational person, he simply removed the thread.

      In the thread you refer that he was "defending" me, he was the first to attack (deliberately omitting to use my name and instead using the offensive nickname he gave) and ONLY after I told our most experienced admin that I had left the message in your Wall (and he in turn told this problematic user what was happening) he then changed his attitude.

      He has used this "ring the bell and run like hell" attitude for quite some time, and while I tried to adhere to our No Personal Attacks Policy (though I'm not denying my own responsability), he had no trouble in recognizing that he had plainly attacked me in occasions, and will continue to do it if he thinks so.

      But we will proceed as you suggested. Thank you very much for your time.

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  • hi Merry star. just thought i'd say hi to you. 

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