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Adoption requests Normal Boots

What is your username? Shutupsprinkles

Please link to the wiki here: Normal Boots Wiki

How many edits have you made on that wiki? 5 - cleaning up severe vandalism on the home page

How many days/months have you been editing there? 1/1

On the Special Pages → Special:ListAdmins when was the last time an admin edited, and who was it? Prowler64, 22:26, July 12, 2016

Any other information: While I am new to Fandom, I am an active member of PeanutButterGamer's fan community—and PeanutButterGamer is a member of and original cofounder of the group NormalBoots, which is what the wiki is about. I act as a moderator on his Twitch channel and Discord server. I have also worked with Hidden Block member Caddicarus, who has a page on the wiki.

The NormalBoots wiki has been and continues to be severely vandalized by several users following the May Twitter scandal involving now former NormalBoots member, ProJared, and I would like to adopt the Fandom page to avoid any unnecessary or vandalizing edits by rogue users. The content the vandals have been posting is slanderous and disgusting.

I understand that I do not currently fit the usual criteria for page adoption, but I am asking for adoption in order to protect the creators I follow, support on Twitch and Patreon, and moderate for.

Thank you for your consideration,

shutupsprinkles


Unofficial response: (Please wait for an official response by a staff member)
Hi there, to adopt a wiki, you would have to be currently editing there every day or two for about a week, and create at least one new page. In the meantime, you can report the vandalism to VSTF. Thanks! Best regards, TortoiseCat5 (contact me) 02:57, June 16, 2019 (UTC)
Hey there! While the above note is certainly true — and you haven't, yet, created a new page — the bigger concern for me is that the wiki doesn't appear to be inactive. Given that there are around ten people who've contributed in the last few weeks, we'd consider the wiki active, even if none of these people are an admin.
The better course of action here is to keep editing, but then also create a public discussion around your desire to become a bureaucrat. You can do that in Discussions, or a message wall, or a blog post on the wiki. Then, invite the people on Special:ListUsers who have edited within the last 5 or 6 weeks to the specific page of the discussion. And hold the discussion open for a week. Once you have community consent, you can come back here and re-apply, using the title Adoption:Normal Boots (2).
The advantage of this method is that it helps you build a community you can lead, later on. If people get to know you, they'll be more likely to stick around and keep editing!
Thanks again for your request!
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