Hey, I made a wiki a while ago called the "Scottish-American Union" wiki. This wasn't really a proper wiki and was just a role-play thing really, no-one ever uses it and I'd like you to delete it if possible. Thanks.
Excuse me. Um... This user, Josh the Hedgehog, says that he can talk to you guys and you guys might block me forever because I'm doing the spotlight on my wikia, Sonic the Hedgehog Fanon Wiki. So can you try to tell him to not to be mean to me and that there is no spotlight for anybody, that we're doing this episode together. Please?
Hey Cameron. Assuming you mean the Wikia Spotlights, then we definitely wouldn't block anyone for that. You're more than welcome to put in a spotlight request.
As for the dispute with the user, hopefully you two can work that out. If not, and he continues to be a problem, you are of course empowered to block him if that becomes necessary. That's always the last case scenario, though, so hopefully you two can talk it through and work things out before it ever gets to that point.
Everytime I go onto a chat, I have this problem where not all the comments show up, I have to constantly refresh to see all the new comments. Do you know what might be causing it and how to resolve it?
I'm an admin for the Scan2Go Wikia and after doing the RTFM thing with this feature have a question. I'm wondering how to edit / modify / maintain these lists.
I created a list and after entering several choices made simple mistake of closing a link with two open square backets instead of two close ones. When I went to "edit" the page (using the edit button), what I got was NOT the expected visual and source of the page, but the option to create yet another top 10 list.
It was then I realized a new issue. As users can create lists and add to them at will, it is possible for users to A) Also make a mistake when inputtng an item and B) Input something that is against the terms, conditions, rules, etc.
Deleting and rebuilding from scratch each list where an user / person makes a mistake or someone add something out of spite is not a workable solution.
What is the correct way to fix existing Top 10 Lists?
You speak very specifically: can you post a link to this supposed policy?
I think that, if it exists, such an absolute policy would be a terrible idea. Personally, I am an admin on something like ten wikis (mostly foreign-language components of c:wolfenstein), and if I felt like it, I could use such an absolute policy to preclude others' admin rights by indef-banning them on my wikis.
I believe this only applies to adopting wikis, where it states that you must not be blocked on any other Wikia wiki. Incidentally, I am ineligible for adopting a wiki :|
As far as gaining admin tools through the normal process of community discussion, I believe it is up to local wiki policy, rather than anything Wikia sets. Wikia staff very rarely involve themselves in wiki communities and will likely not interfere with someone asking for tools despite being blocked on any wiki.
Per Cam, the only place I know of such a rule is wiki adoption, where one can only adopt a wiki if you have not been blocked on another Wikia project (although I'm not sure I've never actually seen a request rejected for this reason). Of course, if they are blocked on the wiki they are requesting for, that would be rejected.
Otherwise, gaining rights by promotion is governed by local policy, and you can start your own wiki regardless of any local blocks.
Admins aren't supposed to swear, are they? Well, if they're not supposed to swear, this one admin on the Teen Wolf wiki called me a certain male part starting with a d and ended with a k and that was really offensive because he called me that just because I corrected a users grammer. Link is down below.
On the wikis I'm admin/bureaucrat on (namely Creepypasta Wiki and its associated "sub-wikis", as I like to call them), profanity is actually used fairly liberally. This said, I believe admins (or any users for that matter) should not directly insult other users. Using swear words is not against the Wikia ToU, per se (even though it may be prohibited locally), but verbally abusing users could be considered harassment depending on the circumstances, and harassment is against the ToU. I don't know enough about what took place between you and this admin, so I'm not going to say that any harassment took place.
EDIT: On second glance, this seems to be nothing more than a petty dispute. >.>
A good first step is usually to inform a local Admin on the wiki and let them know about the issue. They know the wiki and they know its members, so they are in the best position to help you work this out. If they are absent or unable to look into the matter, you can always drop us a line at Special:Contact and we can help. It would be helpful to include a link to the where the problem is happening.