From the original blog post.
Before I copy paste the vote from Ned, a few closing words. The last few weeks have been nothing but PM-banter and political scheming. While I am not against positive changes to the wiki, I warn of the dangers of those who seek power without the power to control it. The wiki is a very egotistical place - we've become such a tight-knit community that any chance we have to better ourselves over another, we do. Like I said in the SSC vote, don't forget the amount of friends here and what you put at stake when you scheme. I was here in 2012; I am arguably the most guilty schemer, but it gives me the honorable rights to discuss it. The SSC must still be respected and the community's opinion voiced loud and clear. Qui…
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A few days ago a demotion request was put up for myself. It passed the SSC and was defeated when it came down to a Community Vote. The majority of the opposes were from past users of the Wiki. Understandably, this was met with outrage. During this period of outrage I learned of a plan that would result in users leaving the Wiki as a result of the vote. Knowing that having several users leave the Wiki would cripple us, I approached them in an attempt to work things out.
This discussion led to a compromise being made. We had a long discussion about what exactly this compromise should be, we had the general idea from the beginning but needed to work out the fine details. In the end, the compromise ended up being this vote. That was only the fi…
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From Nults McKagan's SSC post.
I probably should have just lumped this in with my last request as one big "#ReformVoting2k16" vote, but I didn't think of it. Basically, some of the voting rules we have aren't really any good and need to be changed or repealed entirely:
1.) "Must have 10 votes to win or reject" (only listed for "major requests"). I don't know how this rule is meant to be interpreted, but the way it has been is that if somebody has 10 voters ready to go right when the blog opens up, they can get the vote passed within a very short amount of time without any kind of discussion. Discussion is necessary (as long as it doesn't become a dramafest) to ensure that everybody understands the nuances of both sides' arguments. The way th…
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"It never really occurred to me how broken our voting system is until this abomination of a demotion request happened. Those supporting G-man's demotion (myself included) were handily squashed by returning users who rarely (if ever) come here; John Breasly, Parax, Goldvane, etc. It's truly sad when the will of the community is crushed by a bunch of old users who have no business interfering in our wiki's internal affairs.
To combat this blatant abuse of our wiki's generous voter eligibility rules by people who rarely come here anymore, I propose the following:
1.) We legally define what constitutes an "active user" and explicitly restrict voting rights to said "active users." The definition of an "active user" will be as follows: An "active …
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Before I copy paste the vote from Ned, a few closing words. The last few weeks have been nothing but PM-banter and political scheming. While I am not against positive changes to the wiki, I warn of the dangers of those who seek power without the power to control it. The wiki is a very egotistical place - we've become such a tight-knit community that any chance we have to better ourselves over another, we do. Like I said in the SSC vote, don't forget the amount of friends here and what you put at stake when you scheme. I was here in 2012; I am arguably the most guilty schemer, but it gives me the honorable rights to discuss it. The SSC must still be respected and the community's opinion voiced loud and clear. Quite frankly I'm tired of rece…
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If you feel strongly about it and feel you have something productive to say against it, make a post on the off-topic board.
As of today, April 4th, 2016, words pertaining to mental disabilities and the word "retarded" in general will not be tolerated as insults. In addition, we kindly ask that you limit your usage of the words as much as possible.
Additionally, as the strike board/chat record is now back, the /strike emote in chat is limited to use by staff members only. Ignoring this rule will result in consequence.
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The time has come to legalize RP once more on the wiki. While I said in my last vote that it would not be legalized until TLOPO has released, this is the perfect time to do so. We are in need of the activity, and RPers are in need of a central place to set up shop preparing for TLOPO to release. It's a symbiotic relationship, it makes perfect sense to do so.
Our new set of rules and no tolerance policy have prepared us for any drama that may come.
- Lord Andrew Mallace
- Johnny Goldtimbers
- Jim Logan
- Nate Crestbreaker
- Ned Edgewalker
- Nults McKagan
- Reyes De Luz (Albert Spark)
- John Breasly
- Sir Joseph Grey
- Viceroy Robert McRoberts
"As if coming here to incite drama & threaten vandalism wasn't bad enough, i'm 90% sure he's a sock puppet of User:Rose Beckett. I have people who can back this up because SOME PEOPLE filled up chat so much that I couldn't get a screen of it, but Rose started the inital conversation about how Davy was named a pirate lord. And who came in a minute later? Davy Locksilver. Maybe he's not a sock. Maybe i'm wrong. But hear me out first. As (hopefully) many people will attest to, Rose was mostly silent in chat while Davy was present. Also, if she supposedly 'invited him' to the chat, how did she contact him? There was NO indication of him being recently active on ANY of the wikis that he's on (I'll put screens of this down below) which are POR …
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Yep, sorry we missed it by 1 day. In a way, I think it's a great symbol of how we are as a wiki; we might be late on a few key matters, but we never seem to completely miss the mark. Regardless, many of us have been here since 2010-2011, which means that you have essentially spent the last half-a-decade logging into chat each day after school and participating in "wiki activities."
Us few wikians that have managed to survive through the past few years have seen it all, from promotion and demotion drama, to general drama, to drama caused by drama, to drama infused by the drama the created general drama that usually lead to a demotion drama, etc. We've had our low points, but what matters is that we're still here. I am proud to edit here alo…
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Whether you need to excel in school, get a job, lose some weight (lets not point out any names The Chiss Descendancy), or conquer whatever life throws in your way, we here at the ever beloved Gamers Fanon Wiki team wish you the best of luck in beating life. Have a warm and fuzzy holiday season (or what's left of it) and don't relish in the fact that most of you will be back sitting in a desk for 6-7 hours a day in just over a week.
Best of luck in 2016, and remember you'll always have your whacky internet friends here for you in chat! And keep on editing pls it looks great.
Warm Regards,Read more >