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Hello, there! This is my Central message wall. This is generally the best place to get in contact with me, though my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is usable, too. If you need to discuss a block or ban on a wiki which you cannot contact me on, that goes here, too. Just try to be civil, alright?
Do you remember how the three of us became the Trio of Trouble? I first met you, Jon, in Central Wikia chat, where you accused me of being a recent troll because I was from Alaska. Now, you're my insane twin. And, I first met Blaze, in Central chat too, when she and I were talking about 64 Zoo Lane? Hell, she and I sang to that song all night.
How did we ever become such best friends?
Remember when we always made strange jokes in Central chat that absolutely nobody would understand? I think we all remember Blaze's cat. iOS7. Turkey.. Classy.. Every single joke healed the holes in my heart from my bitter past. Remember how we had those 1am Skype calls? I'd almost wake my family up from me laughing so hard.. but it didn't matter. What mattered was I was enjoying the company.
I love you, Brother. You are my twin. You mean everything to me. I'm going to put in faith that you will be okay. Because you know what? We're the Trio of Trouble. We're the Elite Crazies.
I'll be real, here. You guys gave me something to kind of believe in. I never really had friends I could rely on back then, but now that I have friends in real life, I've really truly realised what our friendship is. It felt strange to be able to put my trust in someone I'd never met, but you know what? I chose right. I love you guys so much.
Posting here, because my original aside in the thread was not intended to derail the thread.
Master Ceadeus 27 wrote:
Personally, if it's something I can justify taking care of myself, I like to block for underagedness, simply because I think having their account disabled permanently is a bit harsh.
However, if they're problematically spreading their age on wikia, I think it's best to report them.
That's just my two cents.
I think a local admin blocking them is "a bit harsh". If they have done nothing that would merit a block if they were 18, then what's the purpose?
Q1: Under what conditions you can you "justify" blocking them?
Q2: What is "problematically spreading their age on wikia"?
Q3: Imagine that Setheo, Gojira57, or Cottonmouth255 is actually 12. They each have thousands of edits, so it's safe to say the wiki wouldn't be the same without either of them - so how would it help the wiki to block them simply for being 12?
I'm not looking for an argument, or to convince you of anything, I would just like to understand your opinion.
Q1: If the underage user is 1) posting their age excessively 2) an unconstructive user anyway
Q2: Duh. It's when a user posts their age on multiple places across multiple wikias, highly increasing the chance that something bad happens.
Q3: I know Setheo personally; he's in his twenties. Cottonmouth is in college. If Gojira is 12, he's got the most grown-up voice I've ever heard on a 12-year-old. Assuming, however, they were twelve, then unless they were doing one of the above, no, I wouldn't block them. They're smart people and if they were 12 would know better than to spread their age.
My reckoning is this: if you're 12 and wanna be on wikia, you can! Just don't tell anyone your age and no one will be the wiser.