Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you could tell me why I'm unable to edit the 'Powers and Abilities' section of the Original Vampire page. Every time I've tried to edit that section recently, the entire section highlights when I move my cursor over it and my cursor then turns into a small white circle, with a red diagonal line that goes through the center. It seems to be fine when I want to edit the same section from other species pages, it's just the Original Vampire page that's the issue.
On the vampire (spices) page.. the culture and socity part is short to non-exits... wondering if you could unlock it for me? I want to add some details. Or I could sent you the draft so you can copy it (and approve it obs).
I send you this message for telling you that I tried twice to edit Esther's page but I didn't succeed because only administrators can do it (I don't have this problem with the other pages, like Hayley's)...
I only wanted to actualize Esther's relationships (especially her family's members who are dead now, like Kol)
Since the new rules have been instated, regarding editing threads (the need for a moderator or admin to remove spam, deal with obstructions, etc...); I thought you should also change an update the "Forum Policies/FAQ" page. As it is written right now, it's obviously wrong (I was going to change it, but realized that those type of edits are an admin type of thing, so...).
So I thought I'd give you a heads up, perhaps the other admins might want to decide if they just want others to contact a moderator or admin about the spam via their wall, or some other way of getting ahold of us; along with mentioning how to put a link to the spam in it as well, I'd imagine.
BTW, I wanted to also know, do you or other admins wish us as moderators to still notify--you, as admins--about removals of spam or other material that is obviously not supposed to be on this Wikia. The reason I ask this is if you wish to ban the IPs or various other reasons, regarding the IPs; though I imagine you do want us to notify you if the spam is put up by an actual "user" rather than a normal random "A Wikia contributor" so that you make take appropriate action against the account...
Did I get everything right? Also, like I said, let me know of any "procedural" type changes you would like us to follow (as moderators) when removing spam in general..
Hi Yogurt, thank's for getting in touch, I will update the 'Forum Policies/FAQ' section. As for the letting an admin know, thats totally up to you. You can if you want check the notify an admin box, but it's up to you. As for blocking, just registered users, there is no point in picking up on all anon's spam and blocking them because if they create an account the block becomes void. Anything else, don't hesitate to get in touch.
This is a list of the Spam that is located essentially on the main page of the General Discussion Forum (if you want, you can just skip what I'm writing and go look for the title of various threads that start out like: I got My Ex-Lover Back; Dr."x"; etc...). Then I don't have to copy and paste the entire thing to you...which would be VERY messy (and lengthy--plus there are multiple responses in many of the threads talking about, "how wonderful the treatment or doctor was"). Here are the titles of the threads in order from newest to oldest (first page to second page--I won't bother going farther back because it no longer bothers me and it doesn't get in the way of our discussions anymore). Here are the most recent ones (again, this is in the General Discussion Forum):
That should be enough--feel free to divide the workload, as there is a lot of "ban-sticks" to be handed out. How irritating. They'll probably start putting up more, just for kicks and revenge too... *sigh*
--Not exactly a great idea by Wikia... I understand it, but it created another set of huge headaches, as many as it got rid of...
Hi, Yogurt, thanks for the notice, I see Mgc cleared up the spam. Also, one of the reasons wikia disabled the communities ability to edit the forums is because they made a new usergroup that can remove threads etc. I was woundering if you would be interested in joining?
I'd definitely join to help out here and there. It just depends on the "requirements" (or more specifically, what they will require me to do, to be a part of this; I understand some of it is needed, but unfortunately I may not be able to do some of them...depending on what it is of course).
So, if you wish to send me further information about it, and what it entails (where and how to join, with any requirements and other specifications...), then send me an e-mail @: email@example.com ; and I can be found under Google+ as Kimball Eaton as well (and Twitter as yogurt4thesoul).
If there is one thing I dislike, it is definitely spam, especially spam that is trying to sucker people into giving people rescources, time, and money...
Hi Yougurt, sorry for the late reply. There are no requirements really, it's not like we are asking you to go hunting for spam. Basically, you'll just recieve the abilitites to delete spam from the comment sections and forum/message wall threads. You can join Thread but not comments if you wish or not at all, it's your choice and the offer is here if you decide you don't want it just yet. Thanks advance.
Go ahead and consider me onboard then. I certainly like to keep the boadrs tidy when I happen across spam, so it would be nice to be able to reclaim abit of that ability. It becomes to much of an issue for you as admins, when you have to handle every little tiny problem (not too mention the amount of abuse, and finger pointing that comes with any such posistion, instantly...so I don't envy your job, especially when you are doing it to be a "fan" or in service to a Wikia you love/like). So if I can help a little, then let me in.
Like I said, if you need to tell me anything special or that shouldn't be here on the Wikia, just e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I'm not too sure. On many of the episode pages he will appear as a recurring character as he was a recurring character at the point of that episode being recorded. Feel free to change any if you like, just be sure to include a reference so nobody undo's your edit.