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Semanticdrifter

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  • I was wondering, if I could be unblocked from the PAW Patrol Fanon wiki. I know you blocked me in 2014 regarding violating the terms of use part since I was underage at the time. I do want to let you know I am over 13 years old now, and is it possible to be unblocked?


    Thank you, 

    Zion

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  • We want to demote a user on our wiki named ElectroKaiju from B-Crat to Chat Mod, but on this thread the Founder is saying that it won't let him do it for some reason: http://fan-made-kaiju.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:17682

    Are you or anyone else able to do so?

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    • Staff will usually only demote a bureaucrat if there is a community vote with the majority in agreement regarding the user's rights. Such votes must be done on the wiki itself, and polls are unreliable (as they can be easily rigged and there's no way to track voters). When and if the consensus is that they should be demoted, a user can then send a message about it to FANDOM staff via Special:Contact/general.

      (Note: If the bureaucrat has performed actions that directly violate the Terms of Use, the vote doesn't have to be held and you can message Staff right away.)

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    • Thanks for informing me. We've currently got a consensus thread going to see what the users think. I take it that once thats done, I just go to that link as you said and give them the link?

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    • Never mind, he self demoted himself.

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  • you asked me to give a link, so here it is: http://futurepolandball.wikia.com/wiki/User:TeslaTitanicTankX

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  • Sorry if this isn't the correct place to ask, but I'm sort of desperate for feedback about a strange problem that we're having on the Killer Instinct wikia. The galleries we have put up on our various character pages (i.e.: large collections of images about them) appear to have just vanished. It doesn't seem related to any actual edits having been done to them, as this has happened both to pages edited recently and those not edited for quite some time. 

    Do you have any idea what's going on, or how we can fix this?

    Here's an example of it: http://killerinstinct.wikia.com/wiki/Glacius#Gallery

    As you can see, the whole gallery is gone from the character page, but when you click on the gallery's "edit", it shows that all of its content/images are actually still present on the article's source page. It's really weird.

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    • To help the <gallery> tags are inside <tabber> and {{#tag:tabber}} tags. And I confirm the problem happens on Chome 61.0.3163.91 and firefox 55.0.3 on windows 10 home build 15063.608 (part of the creator update range) 

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    • Thanks. I seem to have found an equally strange fix for it though. I simply added the word "test" as a caption for a random image in the gallery, save the edit to the page, then go back, remove the "test" caption and save the page once more. It seems to restore the gallery to the character page.

      The annoying thing is that I now have to do this for every single character page separetely. Ugh.

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  • On Sep 3, you deleted the Chad Siwik artist page on Lyrics.Wikia, apparently based on a DMCA notice. Can you elaborate how an artist page that lists publicly available album track lists can possibly be a copyright violation? Meanwhile you left many song pages intact!! nice. Would you possibly make time to carefully read the DMCA notice, or forward it to us so we can read it and figure out how the artist page is in violation of anything? And you are not the only FANDOM staff who carelessly deletes stuff, I assure you. --ES (talk) 07:36, September 13, 2017 (UTC)

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    • Hi EchoSierra,

      Thanks for reaching out. Sorry about the misunderstanding.

      Here's what happened: wehn we get a DMCA takedown notice, we are obligated to remove whatever URL(s) are included in the notice whether they make sense or not.

      In this case, you are absolutely correct that it makes no sense to remove an artist page and not the song pages, but those were the URLs provided. That said, I have had some further conversation with the artist in question and this does appear to be a mistake on their part. They are fine with it being restored.

      That said, I would like to propose that we work a bit more closely in the future. If FANDOM does have to remove something pursuant to a DMCA takedown, it shouldn't be restored by local admins. If the takedown was mistaken, there is a remedy for that and the counter-notification process is designed to address those concerns.

      How about if we make it a point to ping you directly whenever we perform a takedown? And if you object to a takedown you can use Special:Contact to submit a counter-notification and help us make sure we stick to the provisions of the law?

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    • Hi Semanticdrifter
      Thank you for the reply. Your proposed solution makes perfect sense. I only contacted you here since our past inquiry regarding erroneous deletions went unanswered on your talk page at lyrics.wikia.

      Pinging is a satisfactory solution. And please note that:

      1. Artist & album page listing / data are publicly available
      2. Deleting neither will delete the child objects (songs)

      And the other deletions that happens more often:
      Regarding images to be deleted due to violation of ToU, if Fandom staff may apply a {{delete|reason for deletion}} on Album Art images, so we can remedy the offending image. Album Art images are part of the metadata associated with Albums, and they can be redacted, but one way or another are needed.

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    • Hi,

      Sorry I missed the local message, but I'm glad we are able to come to a resolution.

      Please note though that we aren't able to just add 

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      This page is a candidate for deletion. Reason: reason for deletion.

      If you disagree with its deletion, please explain why at Category talk:Candidates for speedy deletion or improve the page and remove the {{delete}} tag.

      Remember to check what links here and the the page history before deleting.

      . When we get a DMCA takedown notice, we have to delete whatever URLs are included in that notice (even if the pages have data that are publicly available and doing so won't delete the child objects). In order to maintain our safe harbor, we need to be a little blunt and just respond to the inputs that come in.

      That said, if we make sure to alert you on each takedown, it is my hope that you will be able to swiftly switch out the image, or contact us with a counter-notification if you object to the takedown.

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    • Hi

      Apologies for my delayed response, the interwikia notificatiion doesn't work as I expected!

      1- If DMCA takedown results in deletion of non song pages, we wil file a conter notification with Fandom.

      2-We will switch out images in violation of ToU upon receipt of notification.

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  • I just got my bot account flagged but I don't know how to use AWB so the bot will delete spam pages and stuff like that automatically

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  • You removed content from a wiki where I'm one of the editors. I support that; copyright violations should be removed.

    But it leaves a hole behind that can be filled with another pic that's not a violation. Is there a way of easily finding out what pics have been removed from a wiki?

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  • STUCK IN VILLAGE STATION, IT SAIDS TO ASK FRIENDS, I HAVE ONLY 1 FRIEND WHO  LIKEs TO PLAY AND OR PAY 10 BUCKS TO MOVE ON TO LEVEL 5. I DON'T HAVE THAT EITHER AND I'M GETTING TIRED OF VILLAGE STATION . HOW DO I GET TO MOVE ON FROM THERE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS OR DO I NEED TO STOP PLAYING. AND YES I INVITED FRIENDS AND THE 1 LIKES TO PLAY IT

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  • Is there a way of becoming an admin of a wiki without another admin giving it to you/makin you one?

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    • I already have an account, just don't feel like using it for this message. On the Wiki I'm trying to re-adopt, I have over a thousand edits, so I'm good to go.  What if I'm currently blocked on a wiki, or two? Would it prevent me from re-adopting it until the wikis are no longer blocked?

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    • As you say. Adoption:Requests has the full list of requirements if you wish to read it, & in the “Are you eligible to adopt?” section, “You are not currently blocked on another Fandom project” is a requirement. There are a few case-by-case circumstances where this might not be upheld, but generally you would have to wait for your ban to expire.

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