Why did they take effect? View source instead of edit?—This unsigned comment is by 180.191.143.194 (wallcontribs) 14:08, April 10, 2021. Please sign your comments by adding "~~~~" in source editor.

As first point, it is locked for everybody but admins and staff. Second point is that the reason why IPs can't really edit here is to prevent vandalism --TreeIsLife (talk) 14:31, 10 April 2021 (UTC)

This causes chaos, and causes small wikis to be closed... 180.191.143.194 11:24, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

If you use the form on the forum list pages, the header and category will automatically be added. This helps users find your question easier and increased the chances for getting a response. As for your question itself, I don't see how the wiki rules/blocking policy is related to the rest of your question. Could you please clarify that part? As for the editing issue, TreeIsLife is talking specifically about Community Central. What Community Central does has little to no effect on other wikis; small or otherwise. By default, wikis should allow even anons to edit. If you find a wiki that does not, then anon editing was most likely intentionally disabled either by one of the admins or by Fandom. If you believe it is hurting the wiki, you need to discuss the issue with the local admin. If there are no local admins, then discuss it with Fandom.
Andrewds1021 (talk) 22:42, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
I just realized that your first question, though short, was about the wiki rules/blocking policy. The reason for the new block policy that required wiki rules is that Fandom changed another policy. In the past, if a user was blocked on a wiki, they could start a duplicate competing wiki. The idea was that the best wiki would win editors and grow while the others would die off. So if an admin of a wiki was too strict, others could just start a competing wiki and put the first wiki "out of business". Unfortuantely, Google doesn't like it when Fandom has multiple wikis about the same topic. Therefore, Fandom changed their policy to disallow duplicate wikis regardless of the reason. With this means of recourse against unfair admins taken away, users need a new means of recourse. Thus the new global policies regarding blocks. If you want to know more, please see the help page and this staff blog.
Andrewds1021 (talk) 22:50, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
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