When an account is blocked, the IP it is on is automatically blocked for a day or so (unless the person setting the block unchecks that option). When the block is removed, the autoblock on the IP is not removed. So you either have to use a new IP or ask for the autoblock to be removed through Special:Contact.
It's been a while, but this problem is still going on, that is the bureaucrat from archiesonic.wikia.com has been inactive for a while. The last time I tried to adopt the wiki, I was denied because another admin was active. Still he only pops on here and there. The wiki has really died down since the bureaucrat locked image uploading to admins, and I am one of the two only active admins on the site. What can we do about this? Thanks.
Hello. Your request was denied not because there already is a second admin, but because you did not discuss having one of you promoted to bureaucrat with him. If you want to gain bureaucrat rights, please start a public discussion that everybody can comment on if they want, and, if nobody disagrees and the other admin agrees, make another request.
However, having bureaucrat rights will not let you change the permissions for image uploads. In this case, you need to have a community discussion, and if everyone (or at least you and the other admin) agrees, send a request to Special:Contact with a link to the discussion and request that the protection against image uploads be lowered.
Awesome! It was a good idea to ask him first, and I see you've started the forum as well. Go ahead and put in a new adoption request (the other is long-closed) and remind me on my wall here to check back next week after people have had a little time to talk things over if they wish to do so.
I need help with an infobox in the Totally Spies wikia. Every time I attempt to format the "Behind the Scene" section so that it resembles the Ability section with separate boxes for separate nations, the flag images appear outside the infobox.
Just wanted to let you know that I have planned to adopt the Homeworld wiki since it has no active admins and there are a lot of things to do. I have contributed heavily in the past to said wiki and have returned to the wiki to try and clean it up because there's a lot of conflicting content and messed up pages. It'll need cleanup because the wiki's activity will be increasing rapidly in under a month, now that Gearbox Software has announced a release date for the Remastered versions, so it'll need an active crat.
If I do manage to adopt the wiki, I wonder if the crat flag may be removed from all the other crats who are on that wiki, since they have not edited there in a very long time.
As a general rule we do not remove rights from old admins when we grant an adoption. For the most part there is no reason to do so. If there is some reason to remove them then you will need to make a request through Special:Contact.
Yeah, I posted a message on both the wiki and also posted an adoption request here on Central Wiki. There isn't really a compelling reason, but there's one sysop who basically hasn't visited for a while and it'll look bad seeing a ton of sysops imo on a dead wiki. But I'll probs leave them as is and file the request when I make a different request for extensions to be enabled on said wiki :P
In terms of attracting more people to the wikia, the most important thing is to add content. It is also helpful to spread the word about the wikia to communities that might be interested in Lego Battles. We have a help page with a lot of tips about attracting contributors. Good luck!
Hi. I've started a Blog and made it as visible as possoble, so week has gone. I got only one message there, and one more even before request. As there were no objections, I don't see any reason to delay.
Hello. Thanks for starting the blog - I've given you admin and bureaucrat rights as you requested.
Just to clarify, for adoption purposes, the "active" users would refer to people who had contributed over several days in the last month, or had contributed previously and returned. The formal criteria for the other users is stated as "sustained editing". It is not all users who have edited one time as you said in your blog, although this is a common mis-perception.
In this case the main active users were Epic gammer, AutoCon8411 and TheDoctorTenGrinch; although there were enough of the ones with fewer edits to suggest that one or two of them might stick around as well if you were lucky.
Thanks for the link - I'm sorry I missed seeing the announcement when I checked the first time. The requirement is for an announcement in a "public" space where others can leave comments so the talk page works just fine and there is no need to repost the message. I've given you admin and bureaucrat rights.
If you wish to complain about the adoption process then you are welcome to do so; either here on my wall, or, if you prefer, you can send an email to Special:Contact. Either way I am happy to explain the reasoning behind the adoption criteria.