Hello there! I have a question regarding a certain user on The Boys Wiki. He keeps leaving comments and replies to comments on every single talk page, even if the comments are half a year old. He hasn't been posting external links or anything , but this clutters up the Recent Activity page and is super annoying. I've asked him to cease this behavior, but he has ignored me. Is this grounds enough to block him? Thanks in advance. :)
Hi, hope all is well. I'd recommend directing this question to Lucas, given he is the Wiki Manager there — nevertheless, I've invited him to join this thread and provide his opinions.
From my personal experience, I would say this is perhaps a blockable offence, since they seem to be doing it on purpose, and are offering no real conversation other than randomly shot comments. Other options of course are to either turn off anonymous contributions, or disable article comments in favour of Discussions, which doesn't show up in Wiki Activity/recent changes. Either option is something you should discuss with Lucas, however; I would think blocking would be okay in this situation, however given this user is an anonymous user.
I would agree with Original Authority's comment. If you think it's causing enough of a disruption to other editing, it could be a blockable offence - and I see you've already blocked the user, so there's that.
If there are more issues with anonymous contributors in article comments, an extra option we have is to enable a restriction that prevents anonymous comments only (making it so that registered users can still comment). I'd only recommend thinking about this if things keep getting out of hand, as the wiki has had a good stream of comments in the past, particularly around the time the season released.
okay so i dont know what i did to earn that block, two people attacked at me today because i had a few complaints about the episode last night and i defended myself politely against them, so please let me know what i did to warrant this block cause they got away with it
like there are people even if you arent aware of them out there in fandoms, including tvd fandom that go to extremes and actually send death threats to the people who make these shows, so please go after those people, im harmless in this situation
Apologies, I did respond to this prior and Fandom ate my reply.
Your block is not just a punishment per say — or really a punishment at all — but rather a period of time the other administrators and I feel that you need away from the community. Over the last couple of months you have said some things that have been quite inappropriate towards members of the cast and crew — we have already had this discussion on whether you meant it or not, so best not to engage with it again. It has now gotten to the point where other users are reaching out and asking that you keep some of these opinions to yourself — quite frankly if you are just going to complain about everything, then maybe you should stop watching the show as it is obvious it brings no enjoyment for you.
On the other hand, the break comes, we feel, necessary for you as you have expressed some rather alerting feelings over recent weeks. This included to the point that Staff had to reach out to make sure that things were alright. I'm sure you remember this and again I refer to the point that if the show (or community) isn't bringing you any enjoyment then perhaps it would be best to stop watching.
Therefore as a combination of the two things, a 5 day block seemed necessary to calm the tensions your most recent comment caused and to allow you a break from the community. I hope that you don't see it as being a "block block" but rather the break aforementioned.
The block will have expired by the time Screw Endgame airs and you'll be free to return.
thanks i guess for saying its not intended to punish but it did feel like it and im not trying to gain sympathies but i was blocked yesterday, on my birthday of all days so that really was a blow but whatever
just out of curiousity, what did i say bad about the cast?, i get you are referring to the julie plec thing as the crew but what bad things did i say about the cast?
that is what makes me angry though that people say i am doing, how am i complaining about everything?, i say all the time good stuff to come out of legacies but people pay no attention to that, its just the supposed hate? and even if i was seriously hating on the show, its harmless, again you have people in real life who spew hate about real issues and they get away with it, but i give criticism about a fictional show and im some sort of monster apparently
i do get a little enjoyment out of going to tvd wiki, but ive lost most of my friends on there, i watch a medicore show on a weekly basis and dealt with heavy depression since 2016. And it doesnt help when users like shae and whomever else try to bully and brainwash me into their way of thinking and guilt trip me into not thinking the way they do. Just saying,
i understand your intentions and i appreciate it i guess but its not fair i get timed out and other users get away with their horrible behavior, it just isnt fair
Apologies that the block was enforced on your birthday of all days, I was unaware that it was your birthday, but that would perhaps not have affected my decision.
Correct, the Plec thing is what I was referring to, but I've also seen other comments about the cast previously — I can't link any as of now as that would involve looking through your contributions to find such; I both don't have time for that and it's a little childish to do such a thing.
If you have any links or such to where any other users have "bullied" or "brainwashed" you, please let me know; I'd be happy to take a look and see if any action needs taking. I don't want your to feel as though you are being singled out as opposed to everyone else, so I am interested to look.
In regards to behaviour in future, we are fine with you criticising the show, however sometimes you go a bit too far. For example the comment about Plec, nonetheless you may have not meant it, it was over the line. I think by now you should be able to judge what is acceptable or not to post on the community.
the most worst thing ive said about a cast which isnt even slander, its true is that ian somerhalder is a bit of a phony which he is, just watch some of his interviews, but i dont hate the guy, i try not to hate anyone at all
just go down shaes recent contributions this year, its mostly where he attacked me but i dont want to pick on him, im trying to forgive and forget, however if he attacks me again for saying something about legacies that doesnt fit his agenda, then i will report it. Everyone is free to have opinions and we dont have to agree or like them but that doesnt warrant attacking others cause that is when wars start.
i guess like if i do a post episode review, ill just say there are things i didnt like cause if i go into detail that is when i get angry people saying how dare you criticize, you dont like anything, blah blah blah
Hey AO, you said if I needed help I could ask you, so here it is, I am trying to help improve the Teen wolf pack wiki main page to make it more up to date. http://teen-wolf-pack.wikia.com/wiki/Teen_Wolf_Wikia (my tries so far are obviously rubbish as you cans ee)
so far my attempts have not gone so well, mainly because there are missing banners etc and of course, I am not good at coding.. I am using the wiki I am admin of, the evil dead wiki, to use its main page as a template since that was recently updated by a community member http://evildead.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Would you be able to help?
Basically other adding good headers, I am trying to establish a news feed and twitter feed about teen wolf, using evil dead as a template, wasn't too bad as I had to was replace names and change links but I have no idea how to sought the twitter, news feed, chat banner and other banners out since there is no custom images on there for it.
The admin sent me an email "Trying to bypass block from another account. Which is against wiki policy."
I am not my MOTHER!!! So I do not understand what's going on at all! This is so ridiculous! My family is poor. We have to share a computer. I don't have a choice. I don't have time to go to the library. My mom requested that they take down her page completely on TVD! She has no interest any more.
I'm gonna ask for a tablet for Christmas but I doubt I'll get it. I'm only 19 and my mom is 35. She had me when she was like 16 or something and so that's why we're so poor and have one computer everyone shares! Please don't let them block me! It's my mom that needs it NOT me I swear!
As we cannot differentiate between if you are trying to bypass a block or not, the IP ban will remain enforced until the blocking admin see fit. Please speak to them about it and please do not contact me again in an effort to evade your block, again.
Ok I figured out what happened. My mom was apparently Exiled for being mean to someone. She was blocked by Karen Petrova-Laufeyson. We share a family computer and I didn't even know my mom liked this show. When I went to edited it said my IP address had been block by Karen for user SummerandBran (that's my mom). My mom has no interest in Vampire Diaries anymore, she's obssessed with Game of Thrones. So I still can't edit and next to "Allison" it still says Exiled at least on my computer.