Whenever I try to edit a page on this wiki site, it doesn't give me the option at all. I'm just curious why this has occurred? Have my rights been blocked deliberately or is there another answer? If it is deliberate, may I please have my editing rights restored.
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Hi CzechOut, in case you don't know, you blocked me for adding posters to Series 7 (Doctor Who). In the block message, you told me that I should've read T:Spoiler, or whatever it is. So, I did. And at http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/T:SPOIL_ALLOW#Where_spoilers_are_allowed I found that spoilers are allowed on Series pages. So, I think I should be unblocked.
(P.S If I am restored, won't happen again, promise!)
(P.P.S If I'm not, could you please just edit my profile page. 18.104.22.168 has made my page say
Companions 1. Sarah Jane 2. River Song 3. Clara Oswin Oswald / Oswin Oswald / Clara 4. 'Rose' is hott! 5. Christina
Just noticed it this morning. Yeah, so, if possible, get rid of 'is hott!'. Because I don't really want that on my page!)
Decisions about blocking for offences against T:SPOIL are not normally reversed. However, you've shown a genuine effort to understand the policy and seem genuinely remorseful. (Plus, I really, really, really hate blocking people in the middle of the season.)
For this reason, I'm gonna lift the ban. However, terms and condition do apply:
Please re-read T:SPOIL ALLOW which has now been amplified slightly to explain things more completely. Note that that this doesn't represent a change in policy; it just explains in greater detail what the policy was. You still greatly, incredibly, inexcusably offended our spoiler policy, and these posters should not be re-uploaded until after the episodes have aired.
Please take the time to read T:ICC and T:GTI so you understand our image policies. I had to delete all the posters you uploaded because they were over 100kilobytes in size. Thus, when and if you do re-upload them, you will have to compress them to under 100kb — an easy task with Photoshop or other image editing software. Also, I had to delete some other images you uploaded because they were in the .png format. Generally, screenshots should only be in the .jpg format, and we summarily delete .pngs, .gifs and .svgs.
You must indicate here, in this thread, that you've read these provisos and that you'll try your best to abide by them.
Other than that, thanks for be so civil in requesting restoration of your editing rights, and I hope to be able to restore your editing rights within the next 24 hours, pending your acceptance of these terms.
I've decided to leave wikia. It wasn't directly because of the ban, but the ban did make me think. I've drifted away from my other favourite wikis. And TARDIS was my last one, but, the problem is, I don't seem to be able to edit by the policied very well. In fact, around half of my all-time previous edits have been reversed. So, I'm taking time off. Alot of time off. And, when I come back, albeit, under a new username, I will definitely follow the rules. But, please do lift the ban. As, I'd like my page too look nice when the internet preserves it. So, unless I myself can edit my page, I'd still like you to edit my profile page and undo 22.214.171.124's edit.
Sorry to hear that you're leaving. I literally had my finger on the button to unblock you when I noticed the Wikia global ban kick in. It's standard practice for us to match a Wikia global ban with an infinite local one. So, unfortunately, instead of removing the block, I was forced to move it to an infinite block. Best of luck in your new endeavours.
The message Wikia sends out conveys no information as to the cause of the departure, just that the account is "disabled". That can mean either you left of your own volition or not. Either way, it's the same administrative action: blocking. And when they block, we at Tardis block, too.
Yeah, Ransom, but the difficulty is that it's the same message regardless of the reason, isn't it? Whether it's a global block for a few days or an account that's been shut down by the user, it's the same message from Wikia, isn't it?
Also, we've had at least one case of someone shutting down their account prior to Wikia almost certainly suspending the account for cause. So yes, they technically chose to leave, but they were an inch away from getting kicked out. We've also had several cases of people who left behind a name because of offences they'd committed on other wikis.
So, yeah, I'm sure that most cases of a global suspension are done at the request of the user, and that therefore the user doesn't pose any real problem for our wiki. But because we can't really see the reason for the Wikia block, is there a serious downside to erring on the side of caution?
You failed to heed multiple warnings at tardis:user talk:126.96.36.199 — and in any number of edit summaries that reverted your work — not to edit the days of the year pages in the way that you were doing. You didn't seem interested in changing your editing pattern, so you are, as far as I can determine, blocked for good cause.
Hi Czechout, I remember a while ago you mentioned a bug you encountered with the total page count on a wiki jumping around up and down, and I wondered if you ever got to the bottom of it/it stopped happening/you ever found out anything more?
Yeah, that editcount number is always off as well haha - but I meant to say the like "XXX pages on this wiki" number that keeps a total of how many mainspace articles there are on the wiki as opposed to user edit count?
Ohhhhhh, that. Yeah, our page count at Tardis was wildly fluctuating one week. But Wikia fixed it and it's never recurred. I've taken a few moments to look through my records, and it seems that what happened is that DaNASCAT just passed the thing up to the Engineering department, and then they fixed it without comment.
Wish I had more solid info for you. The only data I have is that it started on 20 September 2012, was sent to Engineering on the 21st (a Friday), and was resolved by the Monday. I know it was resolved by then because if it hadn't been, I would have sent a follow-up message.
Ah I see. Thanks for the info! I've always been curious about that number, and never really trusted it. Today our wiki started on 6100 pages - after I created a talk page it then went upto 6101 (even though it only counts mainspace pages) then later I removed a "stub" template from a page and it went upto 6102. We haven't had any other new pages for weeks (apart from one, but I remember that clicking it from 6099 to 6100) so I dunno what causes the number to jump up.
Ah well, looks like one for special:contact! Thanks for letting me know what happened with yours
Well, I do know the number is not just ns:0 pages. It's supposed to be "content namespace" pages. What counts as a content namespace does vary from wiki to wiki a bit, depending how your individual flags are set. For instance, here at community, what counts as "content" would never count as content elsewhere.
Hang on...I think I figured it! Both times the count was incremented today proceeded me editing pages and bringing them from under 300bytes to over 300 bytes. It seems that the number logs pages in the content namespaces, but only those over 300 bytes! Mystery solved. Presumably this was done to bring pagecounts in line with the spotlight criteria of how many pages a wiki has
I'm fairly sure it's true - try testing on a wiki by making a <300b page and expanding it to more than that and reducing it, the pagecount jumps up and down accordingly. I guess you could verify with special:contact along with your opinions (doubt it'll make much difference). Maybe could start a forum here on cc about it?
The week of your pagecount decreasing may have been when this change was introduced, and yours was updating itself by taking off all <300b pages
Yeah, I just tested it, and can confirm it. I've got to send in an S:C on this one. That's really not cool.
However, the second of your paragraphs isn't a conclusion that I can confirm. The cause on that occasion was different, because the page count dropped precipitously, halted, and returned to its previous levels. We know this because we took screenshots of the page count as it happened, one of which you can see in the fourm thread to which I linked, above.
Special:Contact sent. This is a serious problem for Tardis, since we have 5,827 articles currently below the 300b threshold, and most of these could not be reasonably increased in size under our local policies.
I'll let you know what comes of it, but you should obviously send in a Special:Contact of your own.
I already posted a message on the User Cook Me Plox's talk wall about this, but I remembered that you'd helped me with something of this nature before. The Canada Wiki (http://canadaedu.wikia.com/wiki/Canada_Wiki) has been abandoned, and I don't know what the rules there are, with nobody to ask. I don't want to do anything the old owners wouldn't approve of, but at the same time in order to adopt it and set up some rules I need to edit for a week or more... what would you recommend doing?
Hi there! I haven't forgotten our conversation about November plans. I have some ideas that I'd like to run past you. Would you mind if we went back and forth via email? You can drop me a line at email@example.com at your convenience. Thanks!!
You accidentally, but legitimately, triggered our new anti-vandalism tool. Your rights have been restored. Apologies for the inconvenience, but—and I realise this may be no consolation—at least you proved that things were working properly.
I just went to correct something on a Tardis page related to Big Finish and discovered that I'm blocked, for some reason? There's no actual reason given in the block notification but the block ID is 3957.
I'm trying to work out which of my contributions to the site has caused an issue? Can you clarify for me? Thanks.
It looks like you've done a block on an IP range from which my broadband supplier happens to provide me with an ADSL connection... in which case maybe I've done nothing wrong but I'm tarred with another brush? :-/ any way around this?
All I do is loyally watch Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who and I want to compare my notes and share information. Please explain to me why I've been blocked and help me realize my mistakes so that I can better understand how to use The TARDIS Data Core. I just started, so if I'm really that bad, maybe instead of blocking me you could teach me how the site works. Please stop deleting my stuff, I only want to help!
Hi :) Because there is currently a Wikia bug which doesn't allow us to easily communicate with IP users, we've begun blocking IP users — that is, people who don't register an account — in order to force them to talk to us here. I don't remember your case off the top of my head, so please give me a few moments to review your case.
In the meantime, you are strongly encouraged to create an account here at Wikia so that we can simply talk to you normally when you make minor editing mistakes.
I'll be back in a few minutes with a full explanation of your block. I'm sure we can get this resolved quickly.
Ahh, yes. You had been creating duplicates of Torchwood episode pages for no obvious reason. Your list of creations included: tardis:TV : Meat, tardis:TV : End of Days and others. This behaviour was odd to us, so we wanted to stop you before you recreated every Torchwood story page there was.
We already have a page for every televised story that has ever been created in the history of DWU television production. We don't need them copied.
Also, at least one of your pages, tardis:Jack Harkness' office, was not a good subject for creation, as it's ambiguous. Which office would you be talking about? Has it ever actually been called "Jack Harkness' office" in any narrative? When you start an object, it really needs to be about a readily-identifiable subject.
Also, every article created needs to be properly sourced from a narrative. Your attempt at tardis:reptile was insufficient because it seemed as though you were just copying over a standard, real world definition of a reptile, rather than giving specific, DWU-sourced information about it. You might find reading tardis:template:FTRW instructive.
Finally, once an admin deletes an article, it is really bad form to recreate it without addressing any of the concerns expressed by the admin in the edit summary.
Before I unblock you, do you have any questions about these issues?
I should point out that even when you are unblocked, "your stuff" might very well continue to be deleted. We will, however, strive to leave an edit summary so that you can understand why your contributions were deleted.
Having your additions deleted is just a part of wiki editing — that's kinda what editing means, after all.
In response to your query elsewhere, it may not be required that you have an account. But there are benefits to doing so. One of the greatest benefits is that we can talk to you on your user talk page, and we'll know that you got the message. Because of a bug that is not yet fixed, we cannot be assured that you will receive a message alert when we post to an IP user's talk page. Even if that bug were squashed, we'd have no assurance that an IP user would actually use the same IP address on each session. Many IP user have no idea what their IP is, and therefore wouldn't think to go to a talk page associated with that number.
Registering an account means that we have a reliable way to send you messages, and thereby lowers the chance that you'll be blocked.
There are several other advantages to registering an account, as well — including the ability to play our fun little editing game, the Game of Rassilon!
Thank you for unblocking me, but I believe your 'sentence' is grammatically incorrect and pedantic. The following quotation : "And you had used an apostrophe several times to indicate plurality: i.e. Dalek's rather than Daleks. Dalek's means the thing that is owned by a single Dalek." is a sentence fragment and you never start sentences with a conjunction (i.e. and). Just so you know. If you're gong to correct someone else's grammar, you might want to fix your own first.
I'm really sorry, but I'm not comfortable allowing someone back on Tardis who says that they're "not allowed to have a Wikia account" and won't explain why. I wish we could have worked together, as we're actively looking to expand our coverage of Torchwood.
I wish you well in using other parts of the Wikia network.