Excuse me Zoe, but may I ask if all problems on other wikis are considered "Personal issues" why then are fandom staff getting in personal contact with Admins on other Wikis offering them items (Movie tickets in this case) that most likely cost money?
If this is true then that wouldn't really make wikis "Personal issues" if staff are getting involved in said wikis and offering admins items. Please, clear this up for me if I'm not understanding this fully.
Seems the particular post you are referring to was an editor reward that was gifted to that particular user. We are slowly rolling out editor rewards across Fandom! It is a fun way to give back to the community for their hard work. The users are chosen based on their long term or recent high quality edits.
The term "personal issues" typically refers to inner community decisions. I personally am not a fan of the phrase, but as staff, we typically do not interfere with administrative decisions, such as blocking and deletion.
Editor rewards? I still don't think I understand. Wouldn't that still makes the editor rewards more personal than any block or deletion? In any case, the fact me and many other people had bad experiences with these particular Admins coupled with the fact they are now be rewarded has left a bad taste in our mouths to say the least. It's just a monkey-hunch (No pun intended) but this all feels a little shady, not to mention I can see a lot of problems with envy being flared up because of this.
Blocks/deletions and basically anything related to administrative decisions are not associated with Editor Rewards, unless you have a history of being blocked or deleted yourself. We try to reward folks with a positive editing history only.
Thank you for your feedback regarding that particular reward and the system in general. It has been forwarded to the appropriate staff.
Wait, so just because you where not blocked before this is considered a positive editing history and if you got blocked before for no matter what reason, you are not going to get any of this? Please, correct me if I'm wrong but this sounds like you guys are stepping out of your boundaries and this system has the potential to be abused. Perhaps I'm just old-fashion but I believe the old saying "If it's not broken, don't fix it". Coupled with the fact this can be used as a bribing tool I apologize if this just doesn't rub me the right way, and the fact the linked thread was brought to my attention my someone else I'm not the only one who thinks so. Yes, I've been blocked before but only because the Admins on said wiki were overbearing, control-freaks who blocked anyone for anything, but I digress my point is this system is flawed and can lead to larger problems down the road. I do hope these concerns are looked into.
While I can see how what I said may be interpreted as such, the system is not so simple and easily manipulated. The rewards are not automated, and therefore have people behind them chosing specific folks for a reason. Yes, we do look at a user's history to see if they have a repetitive pattern of vandalism or bans. However, there is context to any given situation which is considered. You may not personally agree with a particular user recieving a reward, but there is always a reason which was not associated to your specific experience with that user.
However, due to the nature of your inquiry, I have logged your feedback with the Fandom Staff associated to this particular wiki. I am not in alignment with TV/Movies, but they are looking into that particular editor reward. Any decisions made regarding this are private and shared only with the user in question.
Well, they really aren't just my concerns. As I said, the thread was brought to my attention by someone else, and the a few others were speaking about it as well. But I am happy the concerns are being looked into I just hope your confidence in the new system is warranted.
As you can see I asked him for admin rights. He said the bureaucrat is currently in-active. He said he would but he doesn't have the permisson to do so. Since he is a admin trying to get access and the bureaucrat is in-active is it possible for you to go ahead and give us the rights? Thank you.
On there you can review the steps you need to take to qualify for the rights you desire. Once you submit your adoption request, a staff member for the particular category you are applying for will reply to you within 7 business days. In your case, it will be someone from gaming :)