Background image Edit

Hi Joe, I'm the admin for dota wiki and I was wondering if you could help me set a background image (the picture will be on my talk page). I like the way you edit God of War wiki, and apparently I'm not good with editing this kind of thing. If it's possible I want dota wiki to look darkish and have the same opacity as God of War wiki. Thanks in advance.JackZ 20:21, March 21, 2010 (UTC)

It looks great, both the skin and logo, and yes I want to use it for dota wiki. Thanks.--JackZ 23:44, March 22, 2010 (UTC)

Bad admin behavior at CoH wiki Edit

About a month ago, I visited Wikia's City of Heroes wiki just to check in and take a look around. Even though most of the CoH wiki community has left Wikia to work on ParagonWiki instead, I still sometimes poke in out of curiosity to see what's going on. On my last such visit, I noticed two things.

First, there were some HIGHLY offensive images upload to the wiki. These images were linked to from this old revision of the entry page: Another user had reverted the changes out, but the images remained. I marked those images with the wiki's delete template so that, hopefully, they would get deleted (and after several days, they did). I mention this to illustrate that, even recently, I have evidence of inarguably constructive edits to that Wikia wiki.

Second, there were some forum posts that were asking where everybody was and if the wiki was even still alive. These queries had gone unanswered for weeks and I believe even months. The question is valid; the Wikia City of Heroes wiki gets so little editing traffic that one could scarcely call it alive. The vast majority of all CoH wiki editing occurs at ParagonWiki. The Wikia wiki has become a seriously and embarrassingly outdated and neglected site. Since none of the Wikia wiki's community had responded despite the length of time that had passed, I responded to the threads. I stated that the Wikia wiki was in fact low traffic and I informed the users that the community had largely relocated to ParagonWiki, which is why it's so low traffic at Wikia's CoH wiki.

Yesterday, my account was suspended indefinitely and my recent edits were deleted. My user page and talk page were also deleted. The reason given was that I was a "spammer". The admin who did this is User:Kittenofdoom. This was done without any attempt to communicate with me at all.

If you look at Kittenofdoom's history, you'll see that she's not very active. In fact, it took her a month to get around to responding to my alleged spamming. The user seems to have some sort of major grudge against Paragonwiki, because she goes out of her way to stamp out and raise conflict over any sign of our presence. There have been serious past conflicts with regard to her with members of our community as well. However, I'll keep the focus on the present issue. The fact is, it appears that the only reason Kittenofdoom was made an admin is because she's one of the only people interested. She did not demonstrate any responsibility or maturity. Instead, she was one of the few people who were around; that apparently was the only qualification she needed. However, I believe her actions are highly inappropriate for an administrator.

I request that she have her admin rank removed. She has done nothing to suggest she warrants having it, and she has done things that suggests she is irresponsible with the power she has.

I also request that my user account be re-activated. If you review my history, you will see that I am not, in fact, a spammer. My edits were made in a good faith effort to help someone. That wouldn't have even been necessary if the Wikia wiki had enough community to actually respond to such queries on its own.

I also request that my User and User talk pages be undeleted. It was completely inappropriate for her to delete those pages. They were not spam and had been there for years. I was a former admin on the Wikia site and it is wholly acceptable for me to have a note on my own user page informing people where I went.

I also request that the forum threads that were deleted be undeleted. They are not spam either. If someone wants to post a counter-response, or if they want to even remove the text I added, fine. But those threads were questions posed by other users that were not spam. And my responses to them also were not spam.

Also, I request that you address this question: Can members of the ParagonWiki community mention that we exist, or are all references to that wiki banned from Wikia? I can see, for example, where it might be inappropriate to go through and respond to all new user accounts trying to inform them of ParagonWiki. However, I do not see how it is inappropriate to respond to users who have been ignored by Wikia's own community by explaining why they are being ignored and where everyone went. If you state that it is not allowed, I will certainly accept that. I do not wish to engage in conflict with Wikia or its userbase. I was just interested in trying to help the actual users who were not being helped.

Thank you for your attention on this matter. -- Sekoia 16:16, March 23, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I've replied on Sekoia's talk page -- sannse@fandom (talk) 22:56, March 23, 2010 (UTC)


Hello JoePlay. If you may or may not remember, I am User:The Forgotten Beast, and I was hoping to ask if you could make a new logo for the Starfy Wiki, due to that its current logo looks a bit out of date... We would really appreciate it if you could help, and I hope this isn't to troublesome... Thanks again for reading! -The Forgotten Beast TALK 19:08, March 26, 2010 (UTC)


I have seen that you have created good logos, skins and favicons for other Wikis. Would it be possible for you to create one of each for the Championship Manager Wiki please? If so, please contact me on my talk page on that Wiki. Thanks. Theboy1001 Talk ¤ Edits ¤ Contribs 21:07, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

Text Wrapping in Galleries Broken Edit

Hi JoePlay. I noticed that the descriptions for galleries don't wrap text anymore, causing it to all run together and become unreadable. I am guessing this started happening after they tweaked with them and added the "add a photo to this gallery" button at the bottom of galleries. The Castlevania Wiki uses galleries heavily and this is a big problem. Do you know if this is something they will fix, if there's a gallery option or setting that will avoid this? This problem for galleries is evident even when you go to the Wiki help page for galleries. I have a forum for this problem here. Thanks.--Reinhart77 15:23, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, I found a page describing this issue. Looks like the problem's being investigated. --Reinhart77 15:33, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

Request Edit

Please to look my request on Community Central:Adoption requests#LGBT wikia (ru) Retnuh Reed 18:23, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

Hi Retnuh, adoption requests are handled by the Community Team, as its only Tuesday, I expect someone will look at it this week. --CharitwoTalk 19:43, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

Delete My Account? Edit

Hajime Mashite Joe-Sensei, you see i have two wikia accounts one of which i would like to delete, and i can't seem to find the delete account button. can u help? KidRah 09:03, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Accounts can't be deleted on wikis, you can simply just stop using it. --CharitwoTalk 15:17, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

Transport Hub Edit

Joeplay i see you deleted the Transport hub page but note it is listed & linked on the Hubs FAQ page as a Sub Hub. The Hub FAQ page implies that all wikis have a relavent Hub page so were has the links that were on this hub gone now. ? as i have worked on several of the wikis that were on that Hub page. !!

As it is a lot of the smaller wikis appear to be being sidelined as new look central/ community does not provide clear access to them easily asthey are now missing from the central side bar hubs links. Games, Fanons and Entertainment have loads of links to them from various places on wikia and most of the other wikis are sidelined after hobbies disappeared into Lifestyle, and so minor wikis appear to be slowly be loosing all hub links in the name of cleaning up, and most will not be aware of it. - BulldozerD11 23:21, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

re your reply on my talk about case of mistaken identity.
the link which lead me to you was to here were the deletion notice links to your user name which i followed to post the above message - But as it is from 2008 which i failed to notice, you are right in thinking it was mistaken identity.
The actual Hub in question has disappeared more recently so you probably not delete it then. So apologies, for directing my rant at you. The link from Hubs FAQ must have been an old link or somebody has created it intending it to point to the 'Missing' Transport Hub / page that existed previously.
Sorry for Jumping at you. - BulldozerD11 01:48, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

hey Edit

hey, im just curious about wikis in general. with sysop tools, if u delete a pg, on a wiki, say, a trash-talk pg made about another user, can it still appear when u, for example, search google for it? just asking... Mysticmanta889 01:56, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

New Answers Wiki Edit

Hi Joe, thanks for your help on the Alita wiki, anyways :) I created a new answers wiki for the Avatar wiki ( The coding and all is different, so I want to know if you could check the skin code to see if everything is ok. Also this wiki ( has the left bar like circles, I would like something like that (for both wikis if it's possible) Thanks in advance, --((((Matias)))) ~ Talk IRC 01:57, April 9, 2010 (UTC)

Facebook Games template Edit

What do I need to do to get my wikia site featured here: Template:FacebookGameWikis? --Girliehoward - Island Paradise Wiki 05:08, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! --Girliehoward - Island Paradise Wiki 18:30, April 13, 2010 (UTC)

Hello Joeplay Edit

Its me Jack from Gearspedia. I have a question, is there a issue with the wikia right now with background colors or it just Gearspedia? For me its only has a whiteback ground but I been surfing around wikias (Gears of War fanon, Halopedia, Star Wars wikia, Fallout wikia) and they are all normal. Please and thank you.--Chairman Jack the Black 06:40, April 12, 2010 (UTC)

Fairyland on the Gaming Wikia Edit

Hey, Joe, w:c:gaming:Category:Fairyland and not a stand-alone page. If you guys can make it a separate wiki I'll help run and expand it. It would help if you could programmatically strip the "Fairyland/" prefix from page names and internal links.

By the way, the header to your page inviting comments should link to this page, not to www.wikia, where I can't edit and I expect most people can't.

Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:03, April 22, 2010 (UTC)

There aren't that many pages, they can probably be moved manually after the pages are Importeded (by using w:c:gaming:Special:Export), requires sysop though. — Balistic 02:22, April 22, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for doing the hard work, guys, to create the separate wiki. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 02:04, April 27, 2010 (UTC)

Cross wikia banning. Edit

Hey joeplay i need a cross wikia blocking of a User:Jason Yanko who is a fake account for User:Havok Creed who was banned for harassment.

Please and thank you.--Chairman Jack the Black 17:33, May 5, 2010 (UTC) And is it possible to check if this user is him to, something he said kinda hint it.

IP Request Edit

Hey JoePlay, I'm one of the admins of the Mass Effect Wiki, and had a quick request. I have a situation right now where an anonymous user has been using computers at their workplace to leave rude and insulting comments that violate our wiki's language policy. The employer (for reasons of anonymity I'd prefer not to name them, but suffice to say it is a major financial institution) has learned of this, and is asking for a little bit of help with the issue. They already have the IP addresses on their end, but have asked for the IP address of the ME Wiki, I'm assuming for cross-referencing purposes, and I frankly am not sure how to find this out on my own. I was hoping maybe you or someone else at Wikia could help me out with this. Thanks, SpartHawg948 22:36, May 5, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick reply! I actually spoke on the phone with a representative of the aforementioned company a couple of hours later, and it turns out that she wasn't too familiar with the wikia system. What she was really looking for wasn't the IP, it was a link to the user contributions made by this individual, which will be much easier to provide. So, it looks like this request was for nothing, but again, thanks for the response! SpartHawg948 02:38, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Advertising Age interview Edit

Hey Joe, thanks for suggesting me but I'm not much of an interview person :) Hope you can find someone to fill the gap. -- Porter21 (talk) 06:45, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Ut3 Wiki Edit

Hi! Im Dan, the curator of, but I dont know how to get members. When I look it up in google, I only get other things. Can you help?King Raven 317 17:22, May 20, 2010 (UTC) UT3 wiki creator

P.S, How do I make a skin???

Fuente de Call of Duty Edit

Hola, soy Niko bellic.2810, miembro de Call of Duty Wiki en español. Bueno, necesito el nombre de la font del símbolo de Call of Duty, lo necesito para nuestro spotlight. Gracias. --{{SUBST:Usuario:Niko bellic.2810/Firma2}}. 00:56, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Muchas gracias ;) --{{SUBST:Usuario:Niko bellic.2810/Firma2}}. 18:40, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Fixed width Edit

Hey there, I saw you helped implementing fixed width for EVA Database in February I'd like to apply it to Combine OverWiki, but not only the main page, but the whole wiki, like EVA. But I only found the code for the main page in EVA, how do I apply it to the whole wiki?... Thanks for your help! Klow 08:55, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

what manga is it? Edit

hi ,i just want to know what manga or what is the picture you used for the new manga wiki logo .it looks good so i want to read the manga.thankyou.

Wow, talk about a blast from the past. I made that logo 2 years ago because someone requested a logo. I have no idea what manga that image came from. Sorry. JoePlay@fandom (talk) 00:48, May 25, 2010 (UTC)
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