Hi George, I have a question about images & their licensing. I'm on a wiki based on a show, so that being said there are bound to be similar wikis out there, with similar information and images (but in other languages) because most of the info & images can easily be found. But in some cases, you need to look closer to find certain images (or info) that are not easily noticeable and can be hard to find in general. And after they've been found, sometimes editing must be done to get the image to look just right. And I've found a few images where I had to do exactly that, and once I upload them I put "Self" as the licensing, and from time to time I check up on the other wikis and I notice that the same images are being uploaded.
So what can be done about this? The images are available to the public, but I was the first & only one to notice them, and I had to edit them. And I know that the other wikis are bound to have to same things, but I thought that wikis should be unique as well, and they never asked for permission before uploading the exact same image (file wise). So what should I done?
Licensing and copyright is always a bit of a tricky business - could you send this question in to Special:Contact/general? We can make sure it gets to someone who can answer your question. Please include links to examples, to help us look into it. Thanks!
The dev wiki now has a strange protection where users who aren't an administrator, wikia staff, or wikia helper can't edit. I checked the recent changes, and no edits appear to have been made. Also, scripts are breaking.
Here's the description/requirements for one of the available positions:
Are you a leader in Data Engineering who is bored working with million row data sets? Would you love to be in charge of building a brand new data warehouse for a top 20 website? How does this sound?
We’re one of the largest websites in the world and we’d like you to take the lead on managing our data. With 1.8 billion pageviews a month and a data warehouse of over 13TB, the role of Director of Data Engineering opens you to a vast, growing, dynamic social universe. We want you to help us better understand and serve the biggest, most knowledgeable fans on the planet.
Understand business needs and translate to data requirements
Enhance and maintain our current Data Warehouse and ETL infrastructure
Lead the design and implementation of our new Data Warehouse & ETL infrastructure
Perform ad-hoc SQL-based analysis against MySQL & PostgreSQL data warehouses
Translate analysis results into digestible tabular or graphical reports
Experience maintaining and using relational databases(MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.)
Experience building Hadoop systems and migrating data into them
Strong knowledge of Hadoop components and how they work together (Hive, HBase, Oozie, Sqoop, Impala, etc)
Knowledge of Dimensional modeling and performant data loading strategies
Scripting experience (preferably Perl/Python and bash)
Grasp of basic statistics concepts
Self-starter with appropriate attention to detail
2-5 experience managing engineers
5-10 years of web-based software engineering, preferably some using PHP
BS Computer Science or equivalent
Bonus points if you...
Have experience wrangling terabyte-sized datasets
Know the R statistical package
Have implemented Tableau or MicroStrategy (we use Tableau)
Set up lambda architecture-based systems (eg Storm)
All employees of Wikia have accounts on the site (like this one), allowing us to communicate with users, get involved in editing, and test features. Some users had accounts long before they were employed with Wikia, and subsequently became flagged as Staff.
The only way you can become 'Staff' is if you get a job with Wikia, via the Careers page (linked above and in the site footer).
I'm not sure where the confusion is. Being staff means you are paid by Wikia. You're questioning about a user not wanting to be staff anymore. This is akin to someone working at Wal-Mart and not wanting to work there anymore.
They have a choice to quit, keep working, etc as any person with a job would have. If a worker at Wal-Mart wishes to no longer work there, but keep shopping there, they can simply quit and buy stuff at their leisure with no issues.
Hi Kirkburn, I don't know if you seen me while you were working with SPOTTRA over on the Clash Of Clans wiki, but my friend created a wiki called ChiefDrewClash Test Wiki. And I am an Admin on his wiki, but I can't seem to get the community message working, you know what I'm speaking of right? The message you can send out when a new member joins your wiki, can you help me with this?