Reason of suspension: On the Angry German Kid wiki, he became annoying by telling them to go to Dailymotion first, but then the Google+ YouTube changes, interferes with other peoples pages. I am afraid that he may also interfere with other users in other wikis too.
I wanted to get your thoughts on the Wikia Tour content, and whether this is something worth keeping around at this point. I was on the verge of removing most of it, but I see you were maintaining it as recently as last year.
We of course have other avenues for wiki discovery now, and Special:Promote provides a place for general info about a community (we hope to surface that info on the individual wikis soon, right now it's primarily used on the wikia.com home pages and in the mobile apps).
If you think the tour content is still useful, let's talk more about it.
Nope, no cost involved. But it's for that very reason (i.e. Wikia is no longer pushing this as a tool for communities to use) that I wondered if we needed to keep these pages around. If you feel there is still value there and would like to maintain them, it's no problem to keep them.
Fine that you're not pushing it. But for people who use it and like it, it works and deserves to be kept. I guess I should have another check to see where the chain may be broken. Users interested can fairly easily see that I'm a potential helper if they need one.
I'd like to see a "Help" page about Wikia's advertising policies and standards. Guidance for users, so that they know what to expect and can complain about real breaches by advertisers rather than complaining about anything they don't like and being told that it's within the guidelines. How about something along these lines:
Adverts pay for Wikia
Wikia is free to readers and contributors because, like most big websites, it earns money from advertisements. Unlike some big sites, however, it has fairly strict standards so that the user experience is not too much impaired by advertisements.
Current ad policy restricts ads to a top banner, a top-right-hand rectangle, and areas below the page content. Except as noted below, nothing is allowed to cover page content. For logged-in users, there is slightly less advertising. Wikia's self-promotions, such as spotlights, may appear in other areas but should still not cover any content apart from the small bottom-right site-wide or targeted messages.
Popups (except in approved locations) and audio are not allowed, except after "human interaction": if your pointer hovers over an ad for three seconds or more, the advertiser may display a larger ad and may add audio, provided that there is a "close" button (e.g. an "X" in a top corner) displayed.