Hi again, Janus! How are you? I'm writing to let you know about the Global Taxonomy. This is a feature that accumulates wikis a user visits into a list of recommended wikis tailored to them. In this context, it'll attract fans and newcomers to the wiki! You can read more about it on the blog, plus if you're interested in template use, you can check out this link, too. Hope you find them helpful!
Hi Skai engineer, thank you for your contributions. We always need more people writing episode summaries for each character.
Wellsworth96, please assume good faith. People make typos. For some, English isn't their native language. Others just have issues with spelling/grammar. But if they're willing to contribute, that will help fill the blanks on the wiki. We don't have enough 'perfect' summary writers to be picky. Some editors write big junks of text, others copyedit, others do other tasks - and all contribute to the wiki.
Okay, but if it's a mistake or typo, what's the point of calling them out? Not to mention, on an admin's wall. It's faster to fix the error and move on. I know I'll make mistakes when editing wikis. However, wikis are cooperative projects and I know other users will come along and fix the mistakes I make.
Now if a user was repeatedly making the same mistake (e.g. typing "Clark" instead of "Clarke", not capitalizing specific words, wrong formatting, etc.), then let them know. But notifying users of one-time typos like "insured" instead of "injured" is silly.
If you think someone needs to take more time to proofread their work, it's okay to politely notify them (though preferable without involving an admin). But also realize, this may be their best right now, that they did proofread their work. The best way to improve is to keep trying, to keep writing, and I don't want to discourage people from contributing.
Hi Janus, knowing you are an advanced admin on this wiki, do you know how to deal with trollers who use VPNs to avoid IP bans? More specifically, a site called "Nord VPN". This hacker is on another wiki I enjoy editing and it apparently stated that it is using this very website to sockpuppet.
One of the admins already blocked him. I do not know if it was prevented from making an alternative, but it returned.
So do you know how to deal with these types of situations?
Once they go on a VPN, it's basically a game of whack-a-mole. You can contact FANDOM staff, but last I heard, they don't have any automatic tools to deal with this.
Some other options:
If this person has specific pages they go after, semi-protect those pages.
If person is using IPs within specific range, do a range block.
If this IP is too much of pain, then disable IP edits on the entire wiki (option is in Special:WikiFeatures, "Require all contributors to log in") – while this can be easily circumvented by creating new accounts, it creates an extra hurdle for the vandal.
But at the end of the day, until the vandal gets tired, it's whack-a-mole. Sorry, I wish I could give a more positive response.
Looking at those threads, it looks like a whack-a-mole situation. I've been dealing with that here too - a troll that's been sending offensive, vulgar, and threatening messages to one specific user on this wiki. They used at least six usernames here, plus they target specific other users on a dozen other wikis. So each time I encounter this person, I block him locally and submit a ticket to FANDOM staff to get him globally blocked (so he can't continue his trolling on other wikis - if the troll is on a single wiki, then no need for global block).