Hello Myself 123. I've been thinking about this lately, ever since I left really, and I noticed that you never did receive your user right priviledges back after that... whole ordeal back in August. Therefore, considering your history with the wiki, I was wondering if you would be keen on me nominating you for your administrator priviledges back. After all, you are an active voice around the wiki and you are involved in situations that demands an admin or bureaucrat's voice. I'm currently trying to organize the amount of sysop users we have, and I'm attempting to balance out the amount of administrator and bureaucrats we have on this wiki, and I figured that since you were once an administrator, if you would like this idea.
I didn't actually make the original edit saying that in the first place, I just cleaned up the grammar and some technical issues. Since I have seen people make that connection, I wasn't too sure whether to get rid of that trivia or not.
There is something I have been wondering lately. If a high-ranking user eventually decides to retire, then his rights are eventually revoked since he will no longer be able to make use of them. However, if a high-ranking user decides to return, then would it really be necessary for him to go through all those procedures with voting at the discussions and proving his worth to re-earn his rights? I mean, if such a user has done nothing to discredit himself and only lost his rights because he decided to take a leave of absence, then it would mean his skills and reputation are the same as when he got his original rights, meaning those procedures he would have to go through would be meaningless.
In short, I am wondering if a returning user can get his rights back if he just lost them due to retirement or a prolonged absence. I am just wondering that for myself; there will surely come a time where I wont have as much time as I have now with SNN, and I would most likely loose my rights. I would thus hate to start over in chase I find the time to return, yet be restricted by the rights as a regular user when I know I skill have the qualities that made me a b-krat.
Hey Myself, hope you don't mind my asking you a question. For some reason I'm not receiving notifications from the wiki on the threads I'm active in. I have to keep scrolling to the bottom of the screen to see what's going on. Is the site not working right? If it's working ok then I'll know it's just my computer that has a problem.
Hello, Myself. I want to apologize for my brash and rude behavior on Journalistic's demotion thread. It was immature of me to make jokes about you "failing your essay" or whatnot in my first message and for me outright ignoring the points you've made. I hope you can forgive me for my troubling, immature behavior.
I accept your apology. I apologise if I ever acted out of turn during the discussion too. Though I don't regret making the demotion request, I admit that I could've been less aggressive and assumptive on Journalistic's actions, as well as providing better reasoning and evidence for my position.
It was never my intention to divide the wiki. No matter the outcome, I wish the best for the community.
Nah, it's all good, bro. Wishing for the best for the community is definitely an aspiring goal, and even though I may not personally agree with the demotion, I think it was brave of you that you were willing to make a demotion for a user and gain this much controversy. You're a good man, despite what I might have said on that thread.
Well... most of Sonic's fans are somewhere between 6-10. Their parents most likely watch movies that use that word. The parents probably got outraged that some of Sonic's comics used the word... but in secret.
I was talking about a general outrage at "mutate" considering you're treating it like a swear word or ethnic slur. Again, it is not an offensive word, why would any adults be offended by it? Could you please provide some kind of evidence that "mutate" is offensive and shouldn't be in children's literature?
These days, the term has a notorious reputation for being used in darker comics. Sonic should not and will not be exposed to such terms. Use 'change', 'changer' and 'the Changed' instead.
I may be quoting this one line from you, but throughout this thread you keep going on with the idea that the usage of the word "mutate" is some sort of moral problem, so my response is basically going to be a rebuttal of your entire position and the various claims you've made to support your arguments, so here goes:
Why exactly is it wrong to use a word like "mutate" to describe something that's occurred to something else (in this instance, explaining the origin of "Mobians") in the Sonic series just because that very same word has a supposed "reputation for being used in darker comics" (what reputation? What are you going on about?)? Even if darker comics do use this one word quite a lot for whatever reason, why should we prohibit our use of the word "mutate" in our articles regardless of the context in each instance we try to apply the word, especially when in these instances they accurately describe what is happening or what already has happened to the subject matter in which the word is being applied to? Also, although I can't think of any specific instances off the top of my head, I'm quite certain that the word "mutate" has been spoken/written in the games and various other media of the Sonic franchise plenty of times already, regardless of the context in each instance the word was used. Besides, places like Sonic Channel, an official Japanese website published and maintained by SEGA themselves which contains information about the Sonic the Hedgehog series, describes Chaos as being a "mutant" of Chao. So SEGA themselves, the people behind Sonic Team and the Sonic franchise as a whole, clearly has no issue using the term "mutant" to describe something in the series.
So answer me this: since the people who created the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the same people who continue to make games and other media in the franchise to this very day, seem to have no issue using the word "mutant" to describe something in the series, why then do you take issue with US using the word "mutate" to describe how the Mobians, creatures that are mutants of humans and animal life, came into existence within their respective universe? Why exactly should we do what you suggest and change prohibit our usage of the word "mutate" in order to make our articles "friendlier to the younger users" as you so claimed when you made those changes to the Mobian article, when the very people behind the Sonic series don't seem to care about the usage of the word "mutate/mutant" the same way you? Why should we even care what you think about the word itself? You haven't even proven the existence a substantial number of people who feel the same way about the word as you do, and even if this group of people actually did exist, to be offended over the usage of the word "mutate" being used in a children's franchise just because you assume that most kids within the age group you're giving don't even know what the word means and that the programming that their parents watch must contain the word somewhere is simply ludicrous. Dictionaries exist for a reason, and its these parents' job to educate their children on their values, not anyone else's.
But I guess it would be pretty hard for us to go out and ask these parents what they think of the word "mutate" being used in the Archie comics, since they are "probably" expressing their outrage "in secret" and don't want to be easily found -- for some reason.
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Attracting more users wouldn't be bad, but I am curious as to what changes they plan to make.
It looks like the inclusion of Discussions will be inevitable, so I'll go eitherway on that. Though I don't know why Wikia wants to be Facebook.
I did hear a while back that the Discussions can help attract users. If that means making Wikia more like Facebook, then I don't care. Also, in regards to the mobile app, do you think it will be a good idea? Because if it is, then I think we should let those guys handle it since we're a little... undermanned.