They *can* be permanent, but the issue was with the word "usually." They all fluctuate according to each situation. A user will be globally blocked for a rename, which can only last a few hours, and they can be blocked forever for a ToU violation.
Just wanted to correct a generalization that is, per se, erroneous. :)
Of course nothing wrong with that. I don't often globally block users so my experience will be limited, but as far as I've encountered, I've seen more permanent blocks due to ToU as you said. And self experience is good as everyone else's. So not exactly erroneous if I'm applying my own encounters. But yes, each block is different as everyone here is unanimous on. :)
I have this problem since a couple of months, and it's Wikia not displaying correctly on Android-based web browsers, like Chrome or Dolphin.
What I mean is that, instead of being displayed properly, with the proper formatting, it is displayed as just basic, left-justified text shown in the browser's default font instead of Wikia's fonts, with a few image files such as user pics and logos. Just like a page with really basic HTML formatting.
I'm getting this problem from the full site instead of the mobile version.
Hey there, Brandon. I noticed your Wikia Stars program and I was wondering if I could participate. I've been editing my main wiki - GTA Wiki - since November 2012. I have since been promoted through the ranks all the way to Bureaucrat which I achieved in January of this year. This month I also achieved 7,000 edits on the GTA Wiki which takes my total Wikia edit count overall to way over 10,000. I also noticed many of the big wikis like the GTA Wiki have one, if not more Wikia Stars on them whereas the GTA Wiki doesn't. I collaborate and help other users all of the time, just check out my many, many archives on my talk page! Therefore, I would like to become a Wikia Star for the GTA Wiki, not just for me, but for the other users on the wiki, whether they're old and will like the self esteem of having a Wikia Star on their wiki, or new users who need to ask questions. Please take all of these facts into account when you reply, Thank you for your time.
When I checked my new messages, there were TWO 'Welcome!' messages on the I Hate Everything Fanon Wiki... Creepy...
Now I know that YOU'RE not the exact person who sent these messages, it was a bot who did. But this situation is creeping me out an awful lot so if possible, please give me further information about why this is happening.
Bane has been harrasing me as DSD1-Dwarf and Vulture Droid, Alex, and Maurice on Star Wars Rebels Wiki and The Clone Wars Wiki and it's getting a little annoying. Can you please talk to him and tell him to stop harrassing us? Please?
I have a few questions about Wikia -- specifically concerning Community Council, Volunteer Developers, and the roles/opportunities for the Staff of Wikia inc.
What exactly are the opportunities and responsibilities of Community Councilors? I understand beta testing and creating reports on beta products, but is there anything else? Also, what is the general deciding factor(s) and rubric when choosing Councilors?
What Staff positions exist within Wikia, and what are the responsibilities of these positions? I see Wikia as a possible future career choice, and I feel I should get some info and opinions from a current Staff member.
Hey JustAning. I'm happy to answer your questions.
Your understanding of Community Council is correct. It's our product alpha testing and feedback group, so Councilors are part of that. Councilors are chosen if they have relevant knowledge about the Wikia platform and are positive and active Wikia users. Positive not in terms of "everything you say must be in agreement with Wikia," but that they're positive about being on Wikia and seeing it grow and improve.
Volunteer Developers are a small group of users who work on smaller technical features and bugs that Wikia may not have time for. It's invite-only. The best place to ask more about that would be Special:Contact, as I don't have much involvement with the program.
Wikia Staff are employees of Wikia with varying different responsibilities, depending on what department their in. Departments including Community, Marketing, Sales, Product, and Engineering. We post open positions on our Careers page and also on sites like LinkedIn, JobScore, etc.