The NT16 arc name poll has been initiated and placed on the front page (however I get the feeling I've made a mistake with it). The previous poll results have been recorded, the original remains open in the NT16 Plans thread. I'm not able to transfer the information to the archives, so I'll leave that to you, Herald.
P.S. My computer has been getting the beeps of doom recently, so my activity may be limited.
Edit: Beeps have stopped for now. The Sample Shoggoth draft has been tweaked a little and is standing by for you.
Just so we're clear, this behaviour is more of a case of the straw which broke the camel's back. Taking a cursory look at the user's contributions reveals that before the revision spam, there has been useless category spam on anime images and superfluous low quality edits on character articles which seem to add unnecessary links to other articles.
I'm not gonna say every single one of his edits are useless. I'm also not gonna say that going for the Wiki Hero badge (make an edit fo 365 days in a row) is bad thing (I've tried to in the past but crashed and burned). But if all the user does to get the badge or achievement points is revision spam, category spam and superfluous edits that add nothing to the wiki and in some cases should be reverted, there should be infractions involved. Silent and Inept have made an abundance of in-depth edits to earn that badge. It would put a bad taste in my mouth if this user did while adding almost nothing to the wiki.
Its probably so routine for him now, that he doesn't even bother checking for messages on his wall and just spends a minute making a spam edit before leaving. This behaviour is equivalent to that of a bot. Heck, for all we know, that's what he did.
I'm not an admin or anything but I have an idea on how to improve the pages on the different esper abilities, I would like to help with this idea but to do that I would need to be provided with the relevant information (by that I mean names of espers who have the ability of the page I am editing and the capabilities they have at their current level) to do so, I have given an example of this idea in my latest blog post, hope to hear back from you soon on this as I think it would be a great idea I for one am quite interested in the esper abilities and I would definitely find this idea very useful =D
I have refined my idea and put an example of it in a comment on my blog post from yesterday, I'm sure if your in charge of the Electromaster page or not but since your the only admin I can remember the name of =D
I don't really think you see what my idea is about, My idea involves adding what the ability has been shown to be capable of at each "Ability Level" to each ability page, so far Electromaster is the only one for which we've seen demonstrated on every single level from 1-6, however there are other abilities that have been shown at different levels as well. so far this would only be a useful idea on the Electromaster page itself however I would expect that in the future we will see other abilities crop up at different levels, though not as quick because there aren't 10000 or so people capable of using each ability.
I'm an admin for a Toaru page too so I guess we have something in common there. What I wanted to know is if there is anywhere on this page where reviews are posted up about the Toaru volumes on this wiki and if so can anyone put up a review? Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!
Since the NT15 arc name poll has been running for quite a while and one name has been leading by a fair amount for the majority of that time, I was thinking about getting the arc article and links done before NT16.
Herald, when it is convenient, could you archive the current pre-NT16 poll and swap it for the new post-NT16 poll in the NT16 Plans thread? Also, could you update/refine the archived NT15 poll section with the data added to the NT15 Plans initial post?
How many times has this happened? I'm honestly starting to believe the comments section is not really worth it. Honest questions about the series/characters/etc and people exchanging opinions in a civil manner are pretty rare, especially in the period of time between LN releases, since most of the comments then are just Index and Mikoto shippers baiting and trolling each other with whatever new nugget of info they just read in the wiki/other sites (Some of the more recent comments have convinced me many of these users are just going by the anime and the summaries we have here), which has the potential to become even more annoying if they all start doing edits like this to bait each other and boast about doing so it in the comments.
I know all popular series inevitably have their fair share of trolls and people who hate a character and try to put them down constantly, but the immaturity and pettiness from some of the fans of both characters is pretty ridiculous, especially considering romance is not even that important in Index. I don't know what will be worse, one of them ending with Touma or "someone else/no romantic resolution".
As I had expected, User:IStoleThePies vandalized the wiki once again, immediately after his previous ban lifted. Could you go through his contributions history and reverse any of the changes that haven't already been fixed (He was mucking around with some image files as well). Then please ban him for good.
Also, another vandal targetted Fukiyose Seiri's page. Luckily those have already been fixed. Potential ban?
I see that you're trying to add a new profile image to Fukiyose Seiri. We don't need such a change for the meantime. Also, you cannot directly link images from other sites, and you cannot use non-official art.
Did this guy just admit that he is both IStolethePies and Ka D. Law? That's just not funny.
These aren't editing "mistakes" due to lack of knowldege. These are pure and simple vandalism of our most popular pages.
Changing Accelerator to Accelerometer.
Changing Kamijou Touma to Kamijou Tommy.
Redirecting Misaka Mikoto to Rail gun.
Changing Fukiyose's ability to "Big Boobs" and mucking about with the image files that I've put time into getting the templates right.
And then acting like a smart ass all innocent as if you didn't have a clue as to what you were doing when people call you out for it.
There's a pretty thick line between editing mistakes and vandalism; and you definitely crossed it.
i don't know how you came to that conclusion, i was just defending myself for my mistakes. by images i meant the ones you said i "mucked around with".I'm still new and i'm not trying to intentionally harm the site, i know perverted images don't belong here so i wouldn't upload them
His "My favorite wikis" were listed in his profile when he first edited here and then he removed them, but a simple google search show the other wikis he's on. he's even a 'crat on dragonballmultiverse with 1850 edits
I cant sir, wikia blocked me globaly out of nowhere but my brother convinced them to unblock him.I tried making a new account but they blocked the ip for 6 more months and blocked the new account permanently.
"Sockpuppeting" means that two accounts are used by the same person. It's often seen as a malicious act since one account can be used legitimately and another can be used by the same user to make bad edits or break rules. I'm not sure if the term also covers one account being handled by more than one user.
Huh, maybe this wiki should issue messages in a user's profile/message wall about their ban information when they get banned, instead of banning them outright and leaving them in the dark on what happened like that other guy.
Just so you know Herald, there have been three recent instances on the UK and US pages, 2 anonymous and 1 registered (likely by the same individual). There are also a couple of items standing by for deletion.
There has been a large amount of vandalism during the night, at the hands of the perpetrator from a few days ago, including two page moves. They've been partially undone by non-admin users, but before the rest of the clean-up I thought I should warn you of something which occurred in the previous instance. When I temporarily undid some of the damage by switching the text back (as I was unable to move the page back - I tried to leave an admin note as well but I ran into problems and had no time to verify that it was properly saved), it didn't move the history back, and when the vandal page was deleted (and moved over again a day later in another instance of vandalism), the history was lost.
I think you've heard of this phrase before. I think it'd be a good idea to finally have an article to clear up all the misconceptions and ignorance about touma not getting shot and how people who are actually after him have no use or need for guns
To be fair, it's difficult to explain why the Toaru universe seems to be conspiring to prevent Touma from being exposed to the danger of a gun. But in any case, it won't need an article for it. Just a blog post would do. However, it would be better if someone else does that since I'm still in the middle of writing synopses for Old Testament Index.