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Anti-Wikia Alliance TALK MOVING MOVED HELP ATTACKS DOI WHY

Because of Oasis, admins and crats on several Wikias have been either banned or stripped of their leadership positions. Below is an incomplete list of these cases.

If you would like to add a case, you must add a link to this situation to avoid inaccurate reports; unsourced incidents will be removed. If you don't have a link, post the incident on the talk page.

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This is an extremely incomplete list, listing only a fraction of the incidents.


User rights stripped[edit]

Main article: Demoted admins


Editors blocked[edit]

Main article: Banned users
  • User:Anno1404 indefinitely blocked by Staff member sannse for "disruptive behavior", Anno1404 messaged around 15 wikis:
    ..."Hello, someone on this Wikia wrote on the AWA's Moving page that your Wikia is moving. Please remove your Wikia's name or add your Wikia to the Moved wiki page."
  • Deathrock9 and former 'Wikia Star' user Titanollante globally banned for 'advertising' links to the new Wikizilla address on relevant Tokusatsu Wikis.[1]
  • Karate Jesus indefinitely blocked at PvX by Staff member sannse for disruption.[2] This was later reverted with an apology.[3] User was then later globally blocked by sannse. Users at PvX are protesting the decision.[4]
  • TurtleShroom indefinitely blocked on Community Central by Wikia employee sannse.[5]
  • UWynthyst and Balistic Pve on talismanonline blocked for one year by Staff member sannse for "vandalism".[6][7]
  • Solar Dragon blocked for a year globally for "spamming links to external sites" and vandalism.
  • Two other Simpsons Wiki editors blocked for three months by Peteparker: "Spamming links to external sites".[8]
  • User:Apolomi blocked on WoWWiki by WoWWiki's sole remaining (Wikia-appointed) admin for informing other people about site move: Spamming links to external sites[9][10]
  • Gallahan blocked on the grounds of trolling for attempting to propose a community vote to shut down WoWWiki.
  • Rsmall1413, Westlandian, Secundomia, Pmrcalaby and Austenasia blocked indefinitely by charitwo for Spamming links to external sites [11].
  • Attackofthecatpeople69 globally banned by VSTF member Jr Mime for 4 months even though the attempt to move UnAnything to ShoutWiki had been abandoned[12]
  • Lord of Dark globally banned forever after messaging some users pointing them to the forum where the fork was discussed. His edits were reverted by Staff member Luchofigo85[13].
  • Two former administrators on RuneScape banned globally, Cook Me Plox (renamed) and Iiii_I_I_I

Reverting banners/protecting pages[edit]

Since Wikia keeps the content and will not close down a site, editors will often add external links directing editors to new sites. These are reverted by Staff.

Asheron Wiki[edit]

  • "we are leaving here is the new URL address" reverted posting by Wikia employee Sarah Manley.[14]

Absurdopedia[edit]

  • Sitenotice removed by Staff.[15]

Micronations[edit]

  • News feed indefinitely protected by Wikia Staff.[16]
  • Staff reverted main page link: "Reverting; community may continue here without being forced elsewhere".[17]
  • VSTF blanking a template linking to the new site [18].

Touhou Wiki[edit]

Autopedia[edit]

Wikisimpsons[edit]

Club Penguin Fanon Wiki[edit]

WoWWiki[edit]

  • Forum thread regarding the fork location locked by a Wikia employee to prevent further bumping.[20]
  • Removal of some advice and a link to Wowpedia on a user's talk page was undone twice: once by a Wikia employee and the second time by WoWWiki's Wikia-appointed remaining admin.[21][22]
  • Wikia's hired WowWiki admin created a forum page (now deleted) announcing a new policy to permaban users that advertise other sites, especially Wowpedia, on user talk pages. It has been replaced by a proposal after a forum complaining about a new policy being created without proper consensus. (Apparently, the original thread was a direct order from Wikia on how they think the site should be run).
  • Both admins are now stifling any reasonable attempt at discussion or mentions of Wowpedia, labeling it "trolling" and reverting it.[23]

Astropedia[edit]

  • Staff reverted information about leaving Wikia[24][25]

Donkey Kong Wiki[edit]

  • Many reverts, a toning down, and moving to "news" template on Main Page regarding the move notice - See full history

Beepedia (Finnish)[edit]

  • Sarah Manley reverted [26] [27] a notice on the main page, even when the editor explained to Sarah that the notice "does not even recommend anyone not to edit this wiki" [28].

D20 NPCs[edit]

  • Brandon Rhea deleted and Jenburton modified it. Both times, changing it back to the way it was was not re-reverted.

SpongeBob Fanon Wiki[edit]

  • sannse reverted a JavaScript code redirecting the wiki to nickfanon.wikia.com (per a fork compromise) and globally blocked the admin who originally posted said code for a month.[29]

Lost Media Wiki[edit]

Club Penguin Wiki (Portuguese)[edit]

  • Link to the fork removed by Wikia employee Macherie ana.

RuneScape Wiki[edit]

  • Continuous reverting of links to the new wiki added by various editors. Both the RuneScape Wiki and Old School RuneScape Wiki were locked down to autoconfirmed users indefinitely.

Pre-Oasis skin attacks[edit]

(Not included in the tally)

Transformers Wiki[edit]

  • September 2008 - BillK and sannse desysoped 5 editors: has moved to tfwiki.[30]

Gisle Wiki[edit]

  • September 29, 2009 - Angela de-sysoped founder Sysrq868: "user has left and is now vandalizing"[31]

Jedipedia[edit]

  • July 2010 - Community decides to fork to ShoutWiki. Administrator de-sysoped.[32][33]

Community discussions[edit]

Wikisimpsons[edit]

  • Staff argument with Simpson editors.[34]

Deleting articles and images[edit]

  • sannse deleted the AWA forums[35] and re-created redirects to this site.[36]
  • sannse deleted the forum question created by Anno1404 similar to the conversation here, which mentions that ShoutWiki has Monaco. Reason: off-topic.[37]
  • sannse deleted the AWA logo, replacing it with this image.
  • Spanish wiki Inciclopedia (part of the Uncyclopedia family) used a template to replace inter-language links with Uncyclopedia that pointed to the forked wiki. The template was deleted by a Spanish Staffer, who cited ToU violation.[38]
  • Greegee Wiki - every page and image created by KATMAKROFAN (who has rollback rights on the English Wikipedia, one of the largest non-Wikia MediaWiki sites) was deleted because VSTF suddenly decided to protect the cross-wiki vandal and sockpuppeteer (or in English Wikipedia terms, "LTA") "Jhmarioman", who uploads Sonic R34 and childporn.

Reverting user/talk pages mentioning the fork[edit]

Wikia is reverting and deleting personal notes on userpages or user talk pages saying that the user is now on the forked wiki. That's what they call "Spam Advertising". Even if it's your own userpage!

  • On WikiDex, (now former) VSTF user FalconX Zero reverted notices from personal user pages about being now on a different domain.
  • On RuneScape, Staff user Rappy 4187 Reverts notices on personal user pages about being now on the new wiki.

Domains blocked[edit]

The following domains are blocked on all wikia by spam filters. Nobody can save a page containing text where that domain name appears (even as plaintext):

  • wikidex.net
  • runescape.wiki

Other[edit]

  • Wikia have removed the ability to e-mail users on Uncyclowikia, citing abuse of the e-mail system to encourage editors to join the fork.
    • UPDATE: This has been extended to all Wikia sites.
  • Wikia Staff restored the background image of Lost Media Wiki and said to the uploader: As the creator of the image, you are free to send in a take-down request under the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Staff abusing tools to hide its censorship[edit]

This is brand new as of 2018.

Staff member Luchofigo85 is specially angry against old members of WikiDex, which successfully forked one of the major Spanish wiks. Ciencia Al Poder (maintainer of WikiDex outside of wikia) offered hosting for the Spanish wiki of Super Smash Bros. (SmashPedia), and one of the admins of SmashPedia created a blog post announcing this, and seeking consensus whether to fork or not.

A bot account of FalconX Zero (former vstf member) was commenting on that Blog, because the main account was disabled without user consent as a retaliation for leaving wikia because of the fork of WikiDex. In a few hours, the 6 messages of that account were removed, and completely revdeleted and suppressed: The log displayed 6 deleted entries, but gave no information about what was deleted nor who was performing the deletion.

One user of SmashPedia found those logs in RecentChanges, made a screenshot of it, uploaded the screenshot to another wiki, and posted a message to one of the admins of SmashPedia about that. The screenshot did not disclose any private information, just the deleted entries on the log already censored.

Several hours later, the file was removed without leaving any logs about its deletion. According to other user, a tool called COPPATool was used to delete the image. This tool was designed to delete the image without leaving any public logs about that, and make impossible to restore the file, and as the name suggest, the purpose is to deal with images that violate the COPPA law. Clearly, not the issue here. It was an abuse of a tool not meant to be used for this purpose, just to hide who's deleting that file (censorship).

In fact, the entire wiki where the image was posted (es.la-mano-del-diablo) was deleted, and restored again 1h later after someone claimed for it through Special:Contact.

One of the comments of the blog, which supported the fork, was edited (censored) removing one of the paragraphs where he told how wikia would make the fork more difficult. The edit is apparently made by the same user that posted the comment, but the user assures he didn't edited the comment. Staff has a tool called "Piggyback" that allows a Staff to log-in into another user account without knowing the password. The purpose of the tool is to assist in scripts/CSS/Preferences problems, but not for editing or performing actions as another user (impersonation). A characteristic of this tool is that when a Staff uses it, the affected account gets logged-out automatically, and the user confirms he was logged-out when that message was edited. This means, a staff edited a message (censored it) impersonating another user, to hide his own edits. To prevent more messages about this user, the user was also globally banned.

User Ciencia Al Poder was aware of that and suspected of Staff Luchofigo85. Ciencia posted a message on the community central forum asking for clarification on how it was possible to delete the image without leaving logs, and the issue about impersonation. Luckily, another user which knows about those tools suggested the (ab)use of those tools as the possible cause. In parallel, a message was posted on Jenburton's messag wall, pointing to that forum, and asking to stop this abuse of staff tools. Both the forum thread and the message wall thread were censored and closed, not allowing any other reply. There was a reply to the forum rebutting all what Staff said, but it was also removed/censored by Luchofigo.

Ciencia Al Poder also asked on the original thread on SmashPedia that alerted of the censorship, to not reupload the same image again (or at least not under the same name) to prevent people to misinterpret what the logs would say. This message was removed (censored) by Luchofigo85 as well, and Ciencia Al Poder account has been disabled.

References[edit]

  1. http://godzilla.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Deathrock9
  2. http://pvx.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=&page=User%3AKarate+Jesus
  3. http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:Karate_Jesus#Banned
  4. http://pvx.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:Sannse#are_u_srs
  5. http://community.wikia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:TurtleShroom&diff=567525&oldid=567182
  6. http://talismanonline.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=&page=&year=&month=-1
  7. http://talismanonline.wikia.com/wiki/User_talk:Wynthyst#Blocked
  8. http://simpsons.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=&page=&year=&month=-1
  9. http://www.wowwiki.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&page=User%3AApolomi
  10. http://www.wowwiki.com/User_talk:Apolomi
  11. http://micronations.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=block&user=Charitwo
  12. http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contributions/Attackofthecatpeople69
  13. http://es.pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Especial:Contribuciones/Luchofigo85?dir=prev&offset=20170511023641&target=Luchofigo85
  14. http://asheron.wikia.com/index.php?title=Template:News&diff=prev&oldid=256538
  15. http://absurdopedia.wikia.com/index.php?title=%D0%A1%D0%BB%D1%83%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%B1%D0%BD%D0%B0%D1%8F:Log&page=MediaWiki%3ASitenotice
  16. http://micronations.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=protect&user=&page=&year=&month=-1
  17. http://micronations.wikia.com/index.php?title=Main_Page&diff=115122&oldid=115120
  18. http://micronations.wikia.com/index.php?title=Template:Cocc&action=history
  19. http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki?action=history
  20. http://www.wowwiki.com/Forum:WoWWiki%27s_new_location
  21. http://www.wowwiki.com/index.php?title=User_talk:KaurosWoW&diff=prev&oldid=2458146
  22. http://www.wowwiki.com/index.php?title=User_talk:KaurosWoW&diff=next&oldid=2458185
  23. http://www.wowwiki.com/index.php?title=Forum:Current_advantages_of_WoWWiki&diff=next&oldid=2460348
  24. http://pl.astronomia.wikia.com/index.php?diff=4408
  25. http://pl.astronomia.wikia.com/index.php?diff=4415
  26. http://fi.beepedia.wikia.com/?diff=22594&uselang=en
  27. http://fi.beepedia.wikia.com/?diff=22604&uselang=en
  28. http://fi.beepedia.wikia.com/wiki/Keskustelu_k%C3%A4ytt%C3%A4j%C3%A4st%C3%A4:Sarah_Manley
  29. http://spongefan.wikia.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Common.js?diff=prev&oldid=172159
  30. http://transformers.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=&page=&year=2008&month=9
  31. http://gisle.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=rights&user=angela&page=&year=&month=-1
  32. http://fi.starwars.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Foorumi:YA:Muuttaminen
  33. http://fi.starwars.wikia.com/index.php?title=Toiminnot%3ALoki&type=rights&user=&page=&year=&month=-1
  34. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Sannse/Vandalism_and_spam
  35. http://community.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=delete&user=Sannse&page=&year=&month=-1
  36. http://community.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=delete&user=Sannse&page=Forum%3AAnti-Wikia+Alliance&year=&month=-1
  37. http://community.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=&user=Sannse&page=Forum%3AIs+Monaco+dead%3F+It+cannot+be+exported%3F&year=&month=-1
  38. http://inciclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Usuario_discusi%C3%B3n:Dark_delegation?oldid=1294204#Saludos
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