So, I'm not sure if anyone saw a message I left here for a member of staff about problems I was having at the Sherlock Holmes wiki, but I was telling them how I was having a disagreement witht the admin. They deleted a page I made for Elementary saying they didn't want it at the wiki. I questioned that decision and eventually got banned for "intimidation/harrasment" for a year with no warning or explaination. I filled out a special contact form about it and just got a reply:
"Thank you for contacting Wikia. I'm sorry you're having this experience. One of the great things about Wikia is that our wikis are maintained by their members, and each can be managed differently depending on the preferences of the admins. The downside of this freedom of community, however, is that Wikia staff members do not intervene in most user disputes.
It sounds like your choices are to either compromise and try to get along with this admin, or to focus your efforts on another wiki where your contributions are more appreciated. I hope you find the solution you need."
I just can't believe this. I didn't expect things to go exactly my way but I thought something might be done. Any little action of support would have been apreciated. If this doesn't display missuse of an admins powers I don't know what does.
You say that admins are just users with access to extra buttons. You say that wikia is a community.
If I went around deleting content, removing whole pages, it would be called vandalism. If an admin does it it's just them "managing differently". And how can myself being banned for doing nothing more than disagreeing with the admin - with no warning, no reasoning, no explaination - be okay?
I don't understand this at all. Don't you value your community? I thought you said you did.
I can't believe I've let myself become upset by this situation but I have. People will see my name as being blocked for "intimidation/harrasment" and they will belive it. And I can't contribute to a community I was very much hoping to help grow and develeop, whilst wikia would apparently rather have an admin in charge who deletes content, tells users to check with them before making new pages, and who has been inactive for over 60 days apart from coming back to delete things, argue and ban.
Please? Am I on my own in seeing how inapropriate this admins actions where? If I'm actually the one in the wrong please explain it to me because I don't see it. I don't usually get things this wrong. But perhaps I have in this case.