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Tephra

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  • My occupation is Fandom Wiki Manager
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  • Hello Tephra, I'm one of the Bureaucrats over on the Mafia Game wiki, I'm hoping you can help me out, or point to in the right direction on this. I've recently discovered that the user FerryDiplomat 8167 is copying verbatim everything from our wiki over onto the Chinese language version. Not just page text and images, they've copied our wiki down to the last detail. From our navigational portals and templates to our look and design.

    Their main page is a carbon copy of our own, as is the look and layout of their wiki, right down to the background, header, and favicon images. I understand that everything we contribute here is free to use under the creative commons license, but they shouldn't be able to copy our wiki down to the last detail, even if they did give attribution to us, which they didn't.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for them building their wiki and making something out of it, and had they asked I might have even helped, but copying every detail of our wiki like that just seems wrong. Is there anything that can be done about this?

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    • they shouldn't be able to copy our wiki down to the last detail, even if they did give attribution to us

      Perhaps not ethically, and wiki communities would frown on it, but if they did provide attribution (which you say they didn't), they are allowed to copy every detail.

      Have you tried reaching out to the Chinese wiki concerning this issue? If there is a language barrier, I suppose we will need to find someone who knows Chinese.

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    • There isn't a language barrier, the user who is doing it has contributed to our wiki and seems to be fluent in English. I haven't contacted them yet, I wanted to find out my options before proceeding.

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    • Well, first assume they meant well and didn't think there would be any issue with copying everything and approach them with that state of mind. If they react with hostility, then we can change the approach.

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  • It says I have been abusing making multiple accounts. I am really sorry I didn't know that alts are not allowed. After doing research I found that they are not allowed. I only made an alt because I forgot the password of this account but now I got my account back and I am blocked. I am really sorry I didn't abuse anything I was just trying to do a trade while I didn't have my other account. Please help I will not make any alts anymore. Sorry..

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  • It says I'm abusing account which I never did.

    I also let my cousin go on my account (adopt me wiki) since she lives with me and she isn’t allowed to make a account and she looks for trades offer’s. 
    (She doesn’t use my roblox account)

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    • First of all, don't let other people use your account. Anything your account does will be held against you whether it is you, your cousin, brother, or kitten behind the keyboard.

      Secondly, that block message you are getting is from an IP block, not an account block. That IP has several accounts associated with it, including yours.

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    • Ok sorry.

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    • A FANDOM user
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  • Hello, I've submitted a couple of tickets to the help desk, not sure if you can help speed up this error-resolving issue? Thanks!

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    • If you've submitted tickets, then it'd probably be best to see their response.

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    • A FANDOM user
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  • I apologize in advance if I am contacting the wrong person. Who or where do I go to report harassment where someone is saying diragatory things about me? Thank you for your time.

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    Tephra
    Tephra closed this thread because:
    Do not bring your drama here
    20:06, January 18, 2020
  • Hi, welcome to Community Central! Thanks for your edit to the User blog:Dopp/Updates to How We Search page.

    If you need help, feel free to leave me a message; you may also want to visit the forums or join us on Chat. You can also check the staff blog to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events around Wikia.

    Happy editing!

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    • A FANDOM user
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