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Admin / moderator? Edit

Does this site still have an admin of any kind? User:The.Huntress

I'm starting to wonder, too. Lately it's been flooded with trolls, and the sheer amount of troll / stupid questions gets in the way of the real ones. I don't really see how an admin would make a segregation or what kind of rules would it require, but something must be done. Mitranim 04:18, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

^ That's true. I mean, questions like "Who's the best LI" or "Why does everyone like/hate X" are okay, IMO, that's what Questions secton is for. But when people start asking stuff about ME3 (which we have no idea about until the game's released!) or asking obvious stuff that's either on the wiki ("How to make everyone survive") or is plainly stupid ("Who are the Reapers"), I'm starting to suspect trolls too.

I think questions about ME3 are interesting; it's fun to see what everyone thinks will happen in the game.

^ Yes, but that doesn't cover dozens of retarded questions I've described.

Just so everyone knows, I've contacted an admin of the Mass Effect Wikia about the little troll problem that's going on.

^ So what will be done?

They can't do anything, but, would a long-time user here (Read: Been here a while and is an active contributor) be willing to make an adoption request? (I've made an account, PS) --Reegar 21:05, June 30, 2011 (UTC)

I made an adoption request at Community Central. If they approve it, I might be able to clean the wiki up a bit, but it might take a few days to get an answer. Mitranim 10:12, July 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • The Community Central has approved me as a new Bureaucrat. I am currently making guidelines on how to deal with inappropriate content. When a sketch is ready, I'll put it in the Forum for discussion. Mitranim 09:52, July 3, 2011 (UTC)
  • At last, someone to clean up this mess! =)

^ So when you delete a question or an answer do you sent a warning to the one who created it?Tell him/her why it is deleted or even block him/her out of the site? Logo P 18:09, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

Normally, I send messages to the users with a sizable streak of trolling or vandal posts. If a user makes lots of inappropriate questions, it's usually the same. In case of improper edits, most prominently "snowball" answers (when a new post is added to the top, mixed with the old stuff), I usually remove them, or place them proper, without messaging the user, because of the sheer amount of such posts and limited time. It is also extremely fascinating to see how many people disregard what they post or where they place it. Practically no one bothered to move their post to the bottom of a page after making a snowball answer, and there are users who got their posts rolled back a dozen of times, yet still continue to post like that. Maybe I should make a template advice on basics of wiki editing and send it to those users, just in case someone bothers to read a message on their own talk page. Which isn't likely. Mitranim 01:56, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
^ Are you the only admin here? Because,if you are, it must be difficult to manage and protect the whole site by yourself.Logo P 20:29, July 15, 2011 (UTC)
Currently yes, but 95% of work is fixing improper edits, which doesn't require admin rights and can be done by anyone. Mitranim 21:46, July 15, 2011 (UTC)

Ask bar not working.... Edit

I type my question into the bar, press the ask button and it doesn't ask it. Instead, it searches for the question.

I hope someone can help me here, cause I kinda need this question answered soon. Bippwatt 03:39, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

EDIT: Nevermind! My question was too long. Bippwatt 03:50, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

Will this wiki be affected by the stop online piracy act(SOPA) because the elder scrolls wiki just got blocked.

Unfortunately, it won't be. Mitranim 05:13, January 18, 2012 (UTC)

Strict administration is Sloppy administration Edit

"Lack of capitalization, punctuation or proper spelling will get you banned" Wow. Just wow. I'm no fan of poor writing either, but banning users on the basis of a single spelling mistake is just outright ridiculous.

  • This claim is extremely exaggerated and has less basis under it than indeed banning users for a single spelling mistake. That does not happen on Mass Effect Answers. A contributor has to consistently and deliberately ignore correct spelling, punctuation and/or capitalization to achieve that effect. A warning wth an explanation and a request to improve the quality of contributions is usually issued before the ban, too. Land Raider
  • Ironically, you misspelled the word "with". As for my claim, it was not exaggerated. The notice was vague and did not specify "constant usage" or any "warnings" whatsoever. I challenge the administration of this Wiki to improve on its structural appearance.
  • And that's exactly why small mistakes don't get people banned. Try typing on a tablet without paying much attention to the keyboard, then call one typo ironic. The notice is NOT vague since "lack" of capitalization, punctuation or proper spelling is understood as a consistent failure to achieve the correct standards. "Lack: The state of being without or not having enough of something." A state. Not a one-time event. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to improving on our structural appearance and finalizing our policy pages. Meanwhile, you're welcome to contribute to this site in a manner that is actually relevant to the topic of the site instead of challenging our existing high quality standards that our contributors are rather pleased with and help us enforce. This exchange is over. Land Raider

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