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Merrystar

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  • Hello, Wendy! This message is about Adoption:AngelaAnaconda Wiki. Despite I wrote that I would adopt the wiki this month, I've waited patiently, and it seems like I'm not an admin yet. It doesn't quite help that a troll recently came in and spammed the Nanette Manoir page with ridiculous comments. In fact, there have been a lot of trolls on the Angela Anaconda wiki, and even though they might be gone, there's still a mess to clean up. Can you please give me permission to become an admin on the wiki so I can clean up the mess? Thanks! 

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    • Hello. I'm sorry my message previously was not sufficiently clear -- you need to make a new request for the wiki now that you are eligible to adopt it. The original one was closed, so I wouldn't have seen any updates you made there.

      In general you can ask the VSTF for help cleaning up vandalism, but I have cleaned up the recent IP comments.

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    • Okay. Thanks! 

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  • Hi Merrystar, Here's the adoption fourm http://elenaofavalor.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Bionicforce/Adoption Can I have rights now?

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  • I left a blog like you asked, and no one has replied. However, one user has been a recurring problem that I cannot get rid of without admin powers. He's been repeatedly undoing productive edits to a page (Happy Quinn) and added in a section that none of the other pages have, a section I said I would consider adding once all the articles were up to snuff. He even edited my profile page, deleting everything I had and replacing it with "can't you just leave it alone"? He's edited the article mutliple times and I would very much like to protect it from him. Is there anything I can do to speed up the adoption process?

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  • Hi, please respond to my adoption request: http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Adoption:Philosophy_Wiki

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    • Merrystar reviews adoptions in the order of which they were made. You're currently 5th, so please be patient just a little longer until she reviews it, which can be today or tomorrow.

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  • Hi Wendy, can you unblock me on muppet wiki? I promise I won't make any other mistakes. It is my only one I will use.

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  • Hi Merrystar

    I am (or was) the admin of the Heroscape Wiki in good standing. http://heroscape.wikia.com/wiki/Heroscape_wiki_(Main_Page)

    I had adopted the largely abandoned wiki in May of 2012 and became the admin. Real life had prevented me from editing or contributing to the Heroscape Wiki as much as I would have liked recently, but I am once again able to edit with more regularity. 

    However, I logged in today to discover that user "Anselm Durante" had become an admin and has further revoked my own privileges and status as an admin without warning or notification or even a reason given. I realize that you are not an editor of the Heroscape Wiki and therefore are unware that user "Anselm Durante" has a well-documented history as a bit of a rabble-rouser and trouble-maker. He has never risen to the level of being blocked, although he has skirted the line on at least one occasion. He has posted long "rants" in the past and has often attacked other editors who have disagreed with him.

    I understand he contacted you under the guise of "adopting" the Heroscape Wiki, in a move analogous with a hostile takeover. I would live to request that you reinstate my own status back on the wiki with equal rights (or greater) then Anselm Durante: bureaucrat, sysop, etc. etc. Unlike Anselm Durante, I am perfectly willing to "share power", but I'm concerned about letting him have sole unrestricted access/control of the wiki. Like I said, I'm willing to work with and cooperate with other admins.

    Sorry to drag all this out in front of you. I know that editors can get hyper-sensitive about their wikis and act like its a "life or death" situation, I'm actually far more easy-going then that, but I wanted to make sure that you understood the situation. Feel free to contact me or ask questions.

    Thank you.

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    • That is apart of the adoption process. When any admins have been inactive for over a year, which you were, after an adoption is made and accepted, all of the admins rights after over a year inactivity will be removed. Anselm Durante is barely active, seeming to only edit once a month. If he continues to stay inactive for about another two months, you can make your own adoption then, and if it gets accepted, there will be nothing Anselm Durante can really do about it. I hope that helps!

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    • Hello. Annabeth and Percy is correct. Your rights were removed by me, not by Anselm, with a note in the log that indicated it was for inactivity and was part of the adoption process.

      Adoption is a standard process with set criteria on Wikia -- you can read about it here. Anselm Durante met those criteria at the time his request was made, which was 6 months ago. If you do choose to make your own request, you will need to be currently editing the wiki and have the support of any other active edotrs there.

      Your other option, if you do not wish to wait until he is completely inactive to make your own adoption, is to contact him about restoring your rights. I could not say if he would be open to that or not.

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  • Hello.

    I would like to ask how I can put a wiki up for adoption. You see, I've started some wikis but haven't got the time or motivation to edit it anymore, a lot of them still need some work done, so I thought it would be best to let others take over. How can I do that?

    - Nemui-hime

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  • Hi Wendy! This message is about Adoption:The Blackwell Pages Wiki. Despite what I wrote in "Any other information", I actually was abled to pop back and make some edits in the beginning of my vacation; if you look at w:c:Special:RecentChanges, use SF local time and disregard how technically starting from 5pm it'd be counted as the next day, I DO indeed have a 9-day-editing-streak, which does meet the requirement, and that was prior to your answer. I only got back from the vacation last Sunday and had to run some errands, didn't realize the request was the next batch to be reviewed nor consider myself having to be worried since the initial qualification, which is why I did not put editing in my utmost priority. I will again start making the effort, but please do consider the fact that the request was valid in a sense prior to the review.

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    • I saw those edits, and I did not mean to imply with my response that you had not edited for a week. But I wanted to clarify the policy which you had mis-stated in your request -- people cannot adopt wikis until they have edited for at least a week.

      I will always require a confirmation before giving out rights to any editor who has not edited the wiki for over a week when I answer, regardless of how long they have contributed beforehand, because the requirement is that the adopter be currently editing the wiki.

      In any case, you have left me a message that you were back as requested and I've given you the rights. Good luck with the wiki!

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    • I see! I'm terribly sorry for the misunderstanding on my part! The particular incident I remembered was that the requestor actually didn't keep up with the "regular editing" not long after sending out the request (absent for a short period of time), but did in fact pop back in right before a few days you answered. I incorrectly assumed that as long as my total editing days matched that during my requesting period, it'd work, not realizing the "when" does indeed matter. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

      I'm seriously sorry for my own uh... belief (my friends IRL have mocked and complained about this), cuz I kind of view anything that happens within a year (sometimes even over) as "current"; combining the other factor being that the last editing admin needs to be away for 60 days to be counted as "inactive", I came to the wrong conclusion that vise versa, editing within 60 days would then be seen as "currently active". Sorry for the whole thing.

      And thanks! I'll try my best with that wiki!

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    • No worries. The timescales are admittedly confusing!

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  • Dear Merrystar

    A moronic vandaliser has been found on Syphon Filter wiki starting multiple flame wars with the admins and has used proxy servers to bypass bans. He has swore at the staff members using terms I won't state here for obvious reasons but I will provide links.

    http://syphonfilter.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:4453

    http://syphonfilter.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:4456

    Do we have a hacker that can brick his computer? Or maybe blow it up?

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  • Yesterday I did as you asked and sent let Jimter know what I am doing, and he recently responded and agrees with my request.

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