User talk:Nuke The Earth
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|I want to properly thank you for all the work you have put into preventing shadow buffs made across numerous different pages on the wiki. Thanks to your edits, many users can better enjoy the homebrew content the wiki has to offer. --Blobby383b (talk) 14:22, 26 October 2020 (MDT)|
Welcome to Adminship. You are now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. You have more burden on yourself now that you are an admin because users will be looking at you for editing help, knowledge about pages, etc. Make sure to familiarize yourself with Meta Pages to help address this burden. I recommend you take a look at Special:ListGroupRights if you have not already. Some of the new feature's uses follow: You can now delete pages, protect pages, rollback edits, block users and IP's, edit every page, patrol edits, and do a couple more minor things.
- Deleting pages is normally done through Category:Candidates for Deletion. Anything with a good reason to be deleted on that page should be deleted. Other times pages should be deleted is in the case of vandalism, spam, or even when someone makes a page and after a few edits they either blank the page or replace it with something like "Please delete this". If this page consisted of close to just the preload it is fine to just delete it.
- Protecting pages has quite a few different times when it should be used. Pages should be protected according to the author's wishes (with Template:Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of conflict (with Template:Temp Locked Page added to the top of the page in question), in case of OGC published materials (with Template:OGL Top added to the top of the page in question and Template:OGL Bottom added to the bottom), or finally if the page is a vital part of D&D Wiki's organization. Also, if it deals with D&D Wiki's organization the page needs to be protected. For Example 3.5e Homebrew is protected from all non-sysop edits. No template needs to be added to pages if they are part of D&D Wiki's organization (even though some do exist like Template:Admin Locked Page)
- Blocking a user or IP should be used with respect to policy. To block someone just click "block" (found on Recent Changes, the diff in question, the userpage, etc) and fill out the corresponding form. For a typical vandalism attack I normally block the user for two weeks. Certain things demand a longer block and others a shorter. No standards have been set for block lengths so use your best judgment.
- Editing every page on D&D Wiki mostly means you can now edit the 5e SRD, 3.5e SRD and the MSRD. Feel free to edit them if inaccuracies are found. If interested further please look at their To-Do lists; I am sure your help will be appreciated.
Now that you are an admin I would say more burden is placed on you, but I really hope you enjoy being an admin and I hope you decide to stay around on D&D Wiki for a while more to come. Welcome to Adminship. Again, you're now part of "The Face" of D&D Wiki. --Green Dragon (talk) 04:44, 23 December 2020 (MST)
- Firstly, I would note that you have not once provided any proof that you are the user in question, as you have not logged in. Secondly, I would note that the page in question had been edited extensively after the original creator abandoned it, removing any claim that any user whatsoever would have on it. This is a public wiki, and everything in it is public domain. You do not own the page any more than you would own a patch of grass in a park. --Nuke The Earth (talk) 11:29, 26 January 2021 (MST)
- I would like to corroborate what Nuke said above. This is a wiki, and you need to be prepared for other people editing the pages you create. At the bottom of every edit box, including the one I am currently typing this message into, there is a message that says "If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then do not submit it here." If you truly do not want anyone else to edit "your" page, you can move it into your userspace, where other users are not allowed to edit, except for administrators to remove content that breaks sitewide rules. If you do not know how to do this, I or another user would be willing to help you or do it for you. Only users who are logged in are allowed to have userpages and userspaces, so you'd need to create an account or log in to your existing account, if you have one. — Geodude (talk | contribs | email) . . 12:24, 26 January 2021 (MST)
Seeing that the page exists for almost 3 years now, and no administor ever asked me to saperate it, you have no right to continue doing that. They asked me to put a warning and I did, 2 years ago. Case closed.
Yes, they are vastly overpowered, but this is the whole point. I purposely created them this way, and no one except you thinks the page should be saperated, or they would have said something. They has plenty of time to, seeing that the page reached its current balance level about a year after I created it. Just becaue you don't like the page, doesn't mean it doesn't belong in the wiki. Maiovez (talk) 17:38, 23 February 2021 (MST)
- I disagree. As a member of the wiki's administration, I have a responsibility to ensure that the content of this wiki maintains a balanced and usable state. Your blatant hostility over the slightest change is a likely contributor for the fact that you've been mostly left alone for now, and that is also no excuse. I would advise you to read up on the wiki's Behavioral Policy. I would also advise you to read the wiki's Frequently Asked Questions page, particularly the subsection titled "How do I stop people from editing my creations?" I would remind you that the short answer is "You can't" and the long answer is "Put it on your user page" - something that I have been trying to impress upon you, and something you seem bound and determined to ignore. --Nuke The Earth (talk) 18:00, 23 February 2021 (MST)
- It seems that the page was able to survive unnoticed with all its flaws for so long because the templates had repeatedly been removed, thus making it seem complete, which is behavior not tolerated on the wiki, where we are supposed to be curating and improving content as a community. Just because something was not touched for a long time does not mean it is infallible and complete. - - Yanied (talk) 18:30, 23 February 2021 (MST)