Heya again. So far no dice on someone who'd be able to adopt. We're still looking, but it's been a bit slower what with school starting back up. We're a bit lost as to what to look for - I don't suppose you or Minerva Titani might have some ideas on where to request help / find a potential (fluent) adoptee?
Anyways, I've finally had time to sort through the additional stuff to forward to you. Most of it's just old stuff on the wiki as opposed to recurring issues or stuff that's too time-sensitive, so those of us who've been keeping an eye there are mainly wanting to run the stuff by for whenever is convenient.
The more definitive vandalism / spam (all individual posts in the comments sections). If I recall, there would be issues with some of the language-content due to being directed at children (though I'm less certain regarding non-English wikis there), provided there's the same connotation for certain words in Italian… The main comments are flagged (really the only thing we could think of doing for temporary).
More spam / non-Huntik than anything else, I think, but this is the more-major one (comments and original article). I'm guessing this might be outside of VSTF, but I figured I might as well bring it up for verification in the least.
We've asked around the English wiki, but the only editor who showed up within the past few months began to blank pages. We've been attempting to contact past contributors who also spoke Italian, but to no avail at this point. In speaking with staff, it was suggested to look into requesting help from an Italian-speaking user on a similar wiki, but we're a bit lost on where to begin (especially as, for communications purposes, it might be easier to look for someone who's English-Italian bilingual).
The articles under Candidati per la rimozione includes mostly non-Huntik articles and categories. A number of them are old categories or pages which were grammatically incorrect or misspelled. The files are a bit more of a mix since a large number of them are duplicate or near-duplicate files. The Delete tags on the files and pages should all mention what the issue is.
For the comments, though, what about the language (particularly on the Legion page)? I'm less familiar with Wikia policy on non-English wikis, but some of those comments would seem to me to be crossing the line (and potentially driving off some would-be contributors).
Hey, I haven't heard back yet. Just for clarification on the Delete tags, the candidate articles are all non-Huntik. The candidate categories are non-Huntik plus a couple with grammar so bad that no one would ever search for the article by that name.
As the images include mostly duplicate files, these are the non-Huntik file names:
I removed all the files and articles tagged for deletion. About the comments, though, I think most of them are not spam and yes, some of them are borderline or just vulgar, but an admin should look into that to decide which to keep and which not. I wouldn't worry much about them.
Alright, many many thanks, Leviathan. Hopefully we'll soon have news of an adopting admin (we're still looking around for candidates, but university research has had me busier this semester than previously expected).
It's a sockpuppet of Teh Player and he was banned for abusing multiple accounts, edit warring and vandalism. He's requiring me to give a summary why they should be there and he's threatening to get me banned. The Teh Player and DogoHalibar. TheSMASHFan and CollabTen are the 2 accounts that have not been banned from the wiki, but I've caught them edit warring and he's nominated for adminship. He keeps reverting my edits to the old ones that I upgraded for newer versions of the page. Could you please globally block him and his IP address as well please so that I can adopt another wiki that I would like and continue to help other wikis as well? It would have been nice if they could take action against the users and not me.
I really don't understand your purpose. The user interface is already translated or is being translated. If you are talking about content, you have to manually translate it as anyone does, because if you want to make an automated translation tool there are already plenty of them on the web. Never heard of Google translate?
I know about GT, but I mean easier than copy and pasting and all, specified for wikis. GT isn't always the most accurate as it reads other pages (using the same technology as Google) and looks for patterns and compares them. My theory on this is I need help of accurate translators (I know you are because you are in the VSTF, IVT) to be able to accurately translate pages and then create the page on another language version of the wiki.
My point is you are trying to make a translator, it doesn't matter if it's for wikis or not, and how can you believe to make a translator that doesn't require a "human" check? Do you have any ideas on how much works they put in google translator and other similar? Or how big their dictionaries are? I can't assemble a dictionary like that, because I don't even have learned as much words as that. If you succeed in something like that you can easily build your own company, but if you don't know how to code yourself thant I don't understand what are you trying to accomplish. I don't want to kill your hope, but what you are asking is the same as creating a "perfect operating system" or something like that.
È spam della Super Mario Italia Wiki e nonostante il richiamo di Minerva Titani continuano a chiamare gli utenti nella loro Wiki (aveva vietato ad entrambe le parti di fare cose del genere, noi abbiamo smesso, loro no.