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What if you block this user named fandom.

What the user fandom looks like.

I made a wiki about The doodland family. an unpopular show on scratch. but what if I block this moderator named fandom? I don't want my wiki to be deleted by this user. —This unsigned comment is by Scratch cat1 (wallcontribs) . Please sign your comments by adding "~~~~" in source editor.

It’s probably best to not block that user since it does maintenance on all wikis and it’ll be difficult for it to do that if it’s blocked. 90 Paramount1106 ✉️ 📝 17:19, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
You can't block the user, since they are a FANDOM staff member. Alesjif (talk) 17:54, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
That user can't be blocked. Is that even a user since it does automated contributions? LordVerminEP (talk) 22:07, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Blocking it won't stop a wiki from being automatically deleted. However, it takes a long time of inactivity for a wiki to automatically close.

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By the way, that account has nothing to do with wiki closures, it is a bot account operated by FANDOM, with unclear intentions...
FANDOM closes wikis using a special tool in the system, not using an account, and FANDOM would start to question why would you block a bot operated by themselves ~ Headquarter8302yeet G'day mate 04:27, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
If the bot is operated by Fandom. Why would anyone want to block it? That's basically the core of the Platform that keeps everything running smoothly. So basically if anyone were to block it. They would be blocking people from creating new wikis. LordVerminEP (talk) 17:51, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
To be honest, I tried testing it on my wiki, and I couldn't block it. So yeah SwoshiAnst (talk) 19:11, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
Alright so I guess this question is solved. The FANDOM account cannot be blocked. LordVerminEP (talk) 19:20, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
And it's not just that account. Any account that's in the usergroups FANDOM Staff, FANDOM Helpers, SOAP, Wiki Managers, or Content Team Members cannot be blocked, as they are staff and global volunteers. Since the FANDOM account has staff perms, it's not blockable.

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Some rights, such as Helper or Staff, has permissions, and I guess it has one of prevent being blocked on all wikis. Maybe if you'll try it will appear an error message. For prevent problems, better, don't try it. 190.40.199.42 03:14, 21 June 2021 (UTC)
You'll receive the following message (I tried to block the FANDOM bot just to test this, with the intent of immediately unblocking if it worked): "Blocking FANDOM Staff, FANDOM Helpers, or members of our Spam Obliteration and Prevention user team (SOAP) is not possible. Please use the contact form to report any issues or problems with our staff." So there's the answer, for science I guess. - Citrusellaeditswikis (talk) 17:03, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
I see, thank you for the experiment! ~ Headquarter8302yeet G'day mate 00:01, 27 July 2021 (UTC)