Hey Wendy my names Phoenix and Ive had a bit of trouble with creating pages. Im not sure if its rhe same for everyone or just a bug on my part but whenever i go to make a page it says i dont have permisision to make a page becuase i havent signed in. I have made a few blogs but its a bit harder because there is no real easy way to make a blog. If you could fix this or tell me whats going on that would be great.
Hello, Wendy! This message is about Adoption:AngelaAnaconda Wiki. Despite I wrote that I would adopt the wiki this month, I've waited patiently, and it seems like I'm not an admin yet. It doesn't quite help that a troll recently came in and spammed the Nanette Manoir page with ridiculous comments. In fact, there have been a lot of trolls on the Angela Anaconda wiki, and even though they might be gone, there's still a mess to clean up. Can you please give me permission to become an admin on the wiki so I can clean up the mess? Thanks!
Hello. I'm sorry my message previously was not sufficiently clear -- you need to make a new request for the wiki now that you are eligible to adopt it. The original one was closed, so I wouldn't have seen any updates you made there.
In general you can ask the VSTF for help cleaning up vandalism, but I have cleaned up the recent IP comments.
I left a blog like you asked, and no one has replied. However, one user has been a recurring problem that I cannot get rid of without admin powers. He's been repeatedly undoing productive edits to a page (Happy Quinn) and added in a section that none of the other pages have, a section I said I would consider adding once all the articles were up to snuff. He even edited my profile page, deleting everything I had and replacing it with "can't you just leave it alone"? He's edited the article mutliple times and I would very much like to protect it from him. Is there anything I can do to speed up the adoption process?
I had adopted the largely abandoned wiki in May of 2012 and became the admin. Real life had prevented me from editing or contributing to the Heroscape Wiki as much as I would have liked recently, but I am once again able to edit with more regularity.
However, I logged in today to discover that user "Anselm Durante" had become an admin and has further revoked my own privileges and status as an admin without warning or notification or even a reason given. I realize that you are not an editor of the Heroscape Wiki and therefore are unware that user "Anselm Durante" has a well-documented history as a bit of a rabble-rouser and trouble-maker. He has never risen to the level of being blocked, although he has skirted the line on at least one occasion. He has posted long "rants" in the past and has often attacked other editors who have disagreed with him.
I understand he contacted you under the guise of "adopting" the Heroscape Wiki, in a move analogous with a hostile takeover. I would live to request that you reinstate my own status back on the wiki with equal rights (or greater) then Anselm Durante: bureaucrat, sysop, etc. etc. Unlike Anselm Durante, I am perfectly willing to "share power", but I'm concerned about letting him have sole unrestricted access/control of the wiki. Like I said, I'm willing to work with and cooperate with other admins.
Sorry to drag all this out in front of you. I know that editors can get hyper-sensitive about their wikis and act like its a "life or death" situation, I'm actually far more easy-going then that, but I wanted to make sure that you understood the situation. Feel free to contact me or ask questions.
That is apart of the adoption process. When any admins have been inactive for over a year, which you were, after an adoption is made and accepted, all of the admins rights after over a year inactivity will be removed. Anselm Durante is barely active, seeming to only edit once a month. If he continues to stay inactive for about another two months, you can make your own adoption then, and if it gets accepted, there will be nothing Anselm Durante can really do about it. I hope that helps!
Hello. Annabeth and Percy is correct. Your rights were removed by me, not by Anselm, with a note in the log that indicated it was for inactivity and was part of the adoption process.
Adoption is a standard process with set criteria on Wikia -- you can read about it here. Anselm Durante met those criteria at the time his request was made, which was 6 months ago. If you do choose to make your own request, you will need to be currently editing the wiki and have the support of any other active edotrs there.
Your other option, if you do not wish to wait until he is completely inactive to make your own adoption, is to contact him about restoring your rights. I could not say if he would be open to that or not.