This is a surprising punch in the gut. Technically, I understand. But respectfully, I strongly disagree with your decision.There are lmany other wikis that have been on Fandom for years which also go way past the NSFW line.
Was this wiki even more explicit than those? And if so, would I be able to restart it if I toned down or censored the language? Would removing vivid descriptions of explicit scense help? Did somebody complain?
Again, I mean no disrespect, and it seems silly to say this about a wiki for a little known adult game, but I'm actually feeling sorrowful right now. This seems so arbitrary and capricious that I'm grasping at this point.
If there is no recourse, than yes, please, I would like to downloard whatever I can. If possible, please, please, please include the formatting. That's what I put the most time and effort into. Relatively speaking, I contributed very little substantial content.
Sannse wrote: I've closed a lot recently that are about sex games, even where the topic is a problem but the text is clean.
Sorry to interrupt ^_^()
I wondered whether you could clarify on this and where the line is drawn?
I'm curious, because you say the wikis themselves were "clean", but that the wikis needed to be deleted because they were based on sexual adult games. How far does this extend? By which I mean say "Game of Thrones" has rape and sexual scenes in explicit detail, but their wiki is allowed to remain. At what point does the source material become bad enoug to warrant closure?
I know of some sexual games like "Gakuen Heaven" that have clean anime, and series of books with plots, and - as far I'm told - the game itself is heavy in story too; if such a wiki was clean of any sexual content, would that still be at risk? Or is the game itself not sexual enough?
Not meaning to be pedantic or awkward, but just curious.
The source for a wiki I would on has occasional inappropriate content, albeit no sexual scenes, and I wonder whether its rare nudity or exploration of adult themes would be an issue, especially as our wiki is also "clean" and avoids all inappropriate content.
Okay, I understand, especially since I've had a day to cool off. In fact, if I was in your position I wouldn't hesitate to close a wiki about such hardcore pornographic material either. I'd also be annoyed about having to deliver bad news that should have been delivered by whoever was on duty when the wiki was created.
I certainly hope that Fandom is investing in some kind of automated screening system, otherwise you're going to continue to have a lot of ticked off people. There are definitely a couple of wikis that I'll be keeping an eye on to see if they actually get closed.
What really sucks for me is that Fandom basically has the wiki farm market cornered, so my choices of where to go are few and lacking.
Where the line is can be hard to determine, there's a measure of the old adage "I know it when I see it". But basically, if a game/show/movie is about sex, then we don't want to host it. But if it just contains sex, it can stay - as long as it isn't shown or written about explicitly.
So for the Game of Thrones example, the show had quite a lot of sex in it, but that wasn't its topic. So as long as they don't upload nudity or images of sex, or describe them in explicit language, they are okay. But a wiki about a H-game wouldn't pass, even if written about cleanly.
And in the middle... that's where we have some very odd office discussions!
Bahpple, I can't recommend a wiki farm, but I know there are others out there. For example, I believe some of the wikis that had to leave for similar reasons went to Miraheze.
And on other wikis - I don't know which you mean, so I can't say if they are ones I'm aware of. With our unmoderated creation process, we may simply have not come across them so far. I agree that's not ideal, but I'm not sure what filters we will have in the future.