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Merrystar

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January 10, 2008
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  • Hi this is Gene Khan why am i on a wikia global block and can i be unblocked because i have made my peace with maurice.136 on slugterra wiki and got unblocked.

    Can i please be unblocked from my global block

    Kind Regards

    Gene Khan

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  • Hey Wendy, quick question; I was going through a few of our inactive bureaucrats on the PAW Patrol Fanon Wikia, and I was wondering, could their powers possibly be removed? I would like to do this mainly for safety reasons, (If their accounts were to be hacked it could cause a problem) If so; Where do I make this request? I was thinking it would be in: "General Contact" but I'm not sure, thanks.

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  • Hello Merrystar, I've just read your response at the Adoption request. You said that you could not find a general community discussion about my request.

    However, I post the request at our Community Portal (http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Marvel_Cinematic_Universe_Wiki_talk:Community_Portal#Adoption) and, as usual in our wiki, every user who wanted to express his opinión had(has) the opportunity to do it, including 3 of the 5 active admins.

    As I explained at the request, it has been up for a whole week. Is that discussion not valid?

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    • Absolutely that's valid - I just didn't know where it was.

      Can you leave a message for the other active admin (I assume the 5th is yourself) and also for New Captain with a link to it so they can check in as well? For a bureaucrat promotion we need approval from the active admins, or at least him ignoring a direct message on his/her wall explaining that you are requesting bureaucrat rights with a link to the community portal discussion.

      Let me know when/if they other admin responds and after a week if they do not.

      It is ok if New Captain does not respond, but he was answering (some) questions a month ago so he should at least have the opportunity.

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    • I left New Captain a message asking him if he was interested in continuing being an admin due to his inactivity, and got no response. But I'll try and leave him another.

      As soon as I have all the responses I will tell you in this thread.

      Thank you so much!

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    • Every admin has now responded and supported the adoption request, along a couple regular editors, as you can check here.

      Also New Captain has been notified in this thread. Is there need to wait a full week or can we proceed?

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  • Hi. I'd just like to let you know that you have a serious spammer on here.

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  • Hello this is PatrickCunningham. Do you have a way to get the Anonymous wiki known to other users.

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  • I've been wanting to reform and fix up the Dungeon Siege wiki for awhile. I was wondering if there were some way to get assistance with that.

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  • but can you help me? I recently changed my username to SuneoDash, but after I did that I'm having trouble logging out of my account. The drop-down menu where the login options are wont drop down no matter how many times I click on it. I cant even get to my userpage clicking on it. Is this because I changed my username? And do you know any other options as to how I can log in and out without using the drop down menu?


    Thanks, Suneo.


    Additional info: I am using my iPad to log onto wikia. Does it have anything to do with that?

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  • I thought the situation with User:Gene Khan (formerly known as Malcolm Black) had been dealt with and that this was all behind us, but now Gene is going across all the wikis, wherever me and User:Maurice.136 can be found and he still continues to bring up this situation (through these other wikis) and he promises that he'll never let this go. And on one of the wikis, Gene applauds an admin for blocking Maurice.136 and he tells the admin that he should increase the block limit to "teach him a lesson", for blocking him on the Slugterra Wiki.

    Please get him to stop harassing us, with all the evidence we gathered, we just did what we had to do as admins to protect the wiki, but he's just treating all the evidence as those it's irrelevant.

    Can you please put an end to this, he's basically stalking us, and now I don't even know what his intentions are? Is he trying to get his way on the Slugterra wiki or is he now just trying to do whatever he can to get us off all the wiki communities.

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  • Hi Wendy

    By 26/8/2015, if the admin for the above wikia is inactive, i would like to adopt it. Edited version is here: http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Adoption:High_School_Story_(HSS)_Wiki

    I understand i have to wait for 60 full days. Kindly advise. Thank you. Have a nice weekend

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    • Hello. The 60 days are actually over today, and the wikia is eligible to adopt.

      However there are quite a few active contributors on that wikia. Please start a blog about adoption and leave it open for about a week. Keep editing, and leave a message here so I can check back again after the week.

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    • doing it, thank you

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  • Hi. Ive been observing Wikia for a while, and ive noticed several disturbing things. 1. Admins have a genuine tendency to hand out harsh sentences due to misunderstandings on the part of a user, or will throw out a ban without telling users. 2. Some admins are made admins even though they have commited serious offences in other wikis such as socking, or making senseless drama in other wikis, usually without checking as per Wikia protocol. 3. Some users are banned due to their history, and are usually accused or held to blame when an incident is ignited by accident. In some instances they have been banned due to these incidents under a pretext of a minor charge without having their say. 4. Other users have been biased against by admins due to views, speaking out against them, and have outright threatened them or banned them unfairly, which certainly goes against Wikia's rules of admins must be impartial. 5. Admins will not allow compromise on an issue even if a large amount of wiki users ask for a compromise, which usually creates a conflict.They also will implement changes without ever telling users and therefore people don't give their input without a fair vote, as per Wikia protocol. To deal with this, I propose several reforms. 1. A change in the Terms of Use which declares that all canditates for admins must have a through check across all of Wikia to see if they have good records. If they have commited serious offences on other wikis, then they are informed they cannot qualify. 2. Admins also cannot hand out harsh sentences if the cause of the problem was due to a misunderstanding, and the recipient of the sentence must be notified of what was commited. 3. Should a user with a history been involved in an incident that was sparked by accident, they cannot be held to blame for the incident. They also cannot be banned under a minor pretext or without their knowledge. 4. Admins that are biased will face punishment, such as a hefty fine, which I will explain, suspension from rank, or if it was serious enough, a block, depending on how big of an offence it was. Similarly, admins that don't compromise especially if a large amount of users ask for something like that, they can face a hefty fine. 5. Admins and burecrats who fail to notify their respective communities of upcoming changes or something that would impact them, will face a serious fine, or should they spring it on them, will face a suspension from rank.

    Now how can Staff do this? Well, unless its a burecrat, which needs Staff authorization to remove their admin rights, all they need to do is simply my suggestions into the TOU. The trial of admins who have commited offences will be handled by The Admin Regulation Board, or TARB. Its a collection of users, usually admins and Wikia Stars with excellent records, that trial and convict admins that are found guilty of what I stated above. They can also undo an admin block on a user if it was determined that it violated the above recommendations. Their power will give them the ability to fine admins with a number of days that they cannot be on a wiki with their powers. In other words, admins who are fined can still be on their wiki, but they are forbidden from using their powers. Suspensions is where the admin's power for a certain number of weeks, if not months. In the event the admin has commited a number of violations repeatedly, that admin can either be blocked, or removed from office and not be allowed to hold it adminship in the rest of Wikia. The admins retain the majority of their powers, but these reforms make it clear that they cant just hand out a sentence, especially if its unfair, and just walk away. In order to keep adminship in line with Wikia, I urge you to implement my offer. Thanks.

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    • No, that is too much power to put into the hands of one group. Besides, the past isn't the present, it won't necessarily continue and by chasing after the past, you are chasing after someone who no longer exists. You can only truly judge someone for their recent actions if it is to be fair not something they did a year ago or five months ago because we all change ever so slightly day by day until the person we were no longer exists but exists as something else entirely.I got into a few fights with the staff of a wiki I was using a lot a long time ago because it was improperly managed but does that mean I don't deserve to manage my wiki? No. That wiki has changed and so has mine and so have I. And it sounds like you are saying they would act regardless of what the staff of the wiki is doing which is a bad idea since if it conflicts despite having the same goal, it will cause resentment and less effeciency. The regulation board would have to be able to privately converse with the wiki's staff and work together with them but of course becareful encase the staff member is in on the corruption.

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    • What im saying is The Admin Regulation Board would be like the VSTF with the cooperation of other admins.

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