Can you please delete the gta wiki, this is because I have been blocked three times. It isn't fair. The one who is responsible for all of this is a wiki member called Smurfynz. Can you please give him a warning for blocking me three times, or at least delete gta wiki and restart on it. I've worked hard on my profile. AND NOW, IT'S GONE!!!
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I've been a victim of admins or moderators who had the ability to moderate and enforce the rules of wikia, who misused their privileges to global-ban folks at will, for no justifiable reason.
Particularly, I accuse Andrew Naslund and KATANAGOD. I can bring up proof that both of these admins/moderators misused their privileges on demand.
I accuse KATANAGOD of misusing admin/moderator abilities in an attempt to troll users, and Andrew Naslund of misusing his place as direct support staff to lie and express intended ignorance to the effect of denying the legitimacy of an appeal for a ban/bans.
It's only one sided when you don't have proof, or it isn't officially verifiable. I have logs, but you can't verify them because administrators and moderators aren't required to keep sufficiently detailed logs.
Am I right?
The chat interface supports this plausible abuse. Say you're in a private chat with a mod or admin and they ban you. You don't have access to the chatlog now and nothing requires them to log it either.
Now you can't ask for help from an admin on the wiki, you have to email the support team directly. Support team/Andrew Nasland ignores your appeal. You can't use wikia.
But, what I have up my sleeves isn't just logs. What if I said I could capture this behavior in action?
It's still one-sided, even with your proof. You only have proof for your side.
Your account (Ice-cool23) is not blocked. Is the block over, or was it a different account? Mind you, creating a new account to circumvent a block (whether for malicious reasons or not) is sockpuppeting, and will also get you blocked. So for your sake, DON'T answer this question. :)
The lack of logs on chat creates a gigantic blind spot. It's not your responsibility, nor the mod or VSTFer, to log it, and as I linked, logs aren't accepted anyway. Considering the amount of abuse, vandalism and trolling in chat, I think Wikia should create official logs of some kind, if technologically feasible. In the meantime... anything can happen in chat. You can't prove it.
I recommend against trying to trap VSTF. But that's just me.
1. As I explained, the reason for the one-sidedness lies in the policy of wiki. The mods/admins aren't required to justify their bans/kicks in any shape or form to perform a kick or ban. Admins/mods don't accept chatlogs they can't access. It isn't just the workings of chat or admin/modship, either. The main policy of wikia welcomes this behavior.
"The Company may terminate your account, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Service and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Service for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice."
2. Last I checked, I was IP banned. So I figured that now that I can login, the ban must surely be over.
3. I really wish it were there before this whole shindig happened. <;)
4. You or some other Staff/Admin can take my offer and see me prove it, or even fail. I'm aware that I may very well be unable to actually help in fixing any of these issues. I'm prepared to give up on them and hopefully settle for just being able to use wikia again. Despite my disdain for those issues, Wikia has a very accessible chat system. Very enjoyable.
Looking back on the past, I'm confident in at least a portion of my actions. For this most recent thing, I am innocent.
While I'd like to see if this works, I know the futility of warring against a community of nerds, right or wrong. x)
Okay, so basically I was on the creepypasta wikia and I wrote a great creepypasta. I was actually proud of my work. It took be about 3 hours to write. I was finishing up my work, and it was all said and done. It asked me for categories. So I added some. I added categories that were apprently not recognized? and then he deleted my story, and he blocked my IP address from the site so I could not talk to the other admins about this. It was a good pasta that took a lot of work, and I feel like he was abusing his power a bit. Please help me out if you can! Thank you! I should also note that I was given no warning to this, nor have I had any previous infractions with the staff on that wiki.
I have read on Wikipedia that Wikia publishes all user-provided text under copyleft licenses. To my knowledge this means that all text but on wikia is put in the public domain. I have told a friend an idea I had for a video game on his measagewall on Ohga Shrugs Wikia. Does this mean I put my idea in the public domain. Also if this is true dose this mean I can not draw a picture of the a main character of my video game idea and post on my deviant art page because deviant art gives the copy write to all art post on the site to the artist who made it.
First off, I wish to correct you on how Wikia licenses their text. Copyleft means that a work can be distributed freely, but that it MUST be distributed under the same license as the original publishing. In Wikia's case, they publish their texts under CC-BY-SA, which means that you are free to share and change any texts on here, however you must give attribution to the original and also use the same license. So no, Wikia does not do public domain. (Besides, as far as I know.
As well, I'd like to quell your fears about your idea. To my knowledge, Wikia cannot take control of your idea. The idea of copyright in general is that anything original that you create is yours. That means that you can distribute it under any license you wish, whether full-on copyright, Creative Commons, or public domain. I do wish to mention that by posting it to Wikia in a form, you have given Wikia, at minimum, the ability and legal permission to display your idea to others -- but don't fret, they can't claim it as their own! Actually, if Wikia tried to claim your idea as their own, it would be copyright infringement, which itself is illegal.
Basically, since the idea originated from you, you can do whatever you so desire with it and Wikia cannot take the idea from your hands. So don't worry.
...And even if laws did say that doing what you did would take the copyright off your hands, the Wikia team is not going to hit you with a lawsuit for creating art of the characters in your game.
(To anybody: If I'm wrong on any of these points, feel free to correct me. This is just off what I personally know.)
Wikia Staff generally do not intervene on local issues. If you have problems with a local admin, contact them on their Message Wall here on Community Central and try to work out something. If they don't feel receptive to your side of the story, you should probably just find another wiki to contribute. :)
Not all staff members check their message wall regularly. If you want a reply, send it to Special:Contact/general, and a member of staff will reply to you. However, most of the time, they don't interfere.