Nikon94 added a few "extra" details which were now undone by an anon. I don't quite understand what Nikon was trying to achieve so I was hoping if you could look it up and undo the current version if it was ok (I don't see much difference in appearence though).
EDIT: oh, looking at it, it seems it was Lezim12611 that added the extra stuff.
Spike, I think it's time we ban anons entirely and make it so that you have to have an account to post here. I've been having a lot of trouble dealing with a few anons spamming pages and it's easier for me to deal with accounts than them constantly resetting their IP's. At least creating an account slows them down a bit more.
Unfortunately this is kind of a case where a few bad eggs are ruining it for everyone, but enough's enough.
Well that might also get rid of the forget to log in problem :\, but you'd probably want to copy your post before you post (if it was very long)... that'd be annoying.
Or if you'll make it so that your post won't disappear when pressing post or that there is no post button for anons. Either of those would help (only if you can, if the first one is auto for you guys, go for it)
" It is possible to restrict anonymous editing, but we generally recommend against it. It’s a lot harder to build a community that blocks anonymous contributors, since a lot of first time visitors will want to try out the site before logging in and creating an account. Forcing people to log in first can put people off and slow the growth of your wiki.
It is true that more problem edits can come from anonymous editors, but accounts are also easy to make and it’s likely that vandals and spammers will just switch tactics rather than go away. If you need help with spam and vandalism, you’re welcome to contact our Volunteer Spam Task Force (VSTF) at http://vstf.wikia.com. They’re able to give you assistance in cleaning up spam and setting up roadblocks for future vandals.
Above all, the main reason we recommend keeping a wiki open to editing for everyone is that it's just friendlier that way. Open editing is an ideal, one that wikis were built on. We think it's good to keep wikis that way. Of course, there may be special circumstances on particular wikis, and we are always willing to listen to any specific considerations you might have.
Feel free to take some time to think this over. If you do want to restrict anon-editing, please hold a community discussion on the wiki (not on chat) so the rest of the wiki can give their opinion on this as well. Once that’s done, let me know how your wiki wants to move forward. Thanks!"
As for "slowing the growth" we are already quite large. I don't really think we care about that. Anyways, this is me having a formal discussion about it. Let me know if you want me to proceed. Today we had some more anon spamming and not from the same guy as before. Also, I have seen nothing "friendly" about anon comments and editing 60% of the time.
I was kinda doubtful a while ago - but that guy the other day who had the dynamic ip showed how hard it is to deal with some of these anons - sure, the trolls will just switch tactics, but also it will be easier to deal with these tactics since they will be trackable. So yeah, ive switched to in favor of such a measure - its unfortunate, but like sol said a few bad eggs ruined it for everyone - and its not that hard to make accounts, plus its safer than displaying your ip for all to see, xd
and a blog post with a poll makes sense to me - id make it, but i think ill let one of the admins do it so its more official xd
Yeah, it's been getting a bit out of hand. Personally, I'm not a fan of the idea of blocking anons from the chat, but I've been seeing a good amount of spamming recently that I haven't seen in the past. I'd leave it alone for now, and take action only if the situation worsens any more. I think their are probably better ways to hand this situation, but I couldn't name you any off the top of my head.
There really aren't. this is the 2nd day in a row the anon has done this and because of the ips thing range blocking won't work. Best way to deal with it would be either to get rid of anon commenting completely or get wikia to help.
I agree. If one has or feels the need to post something, they should be made to give a face or name with which to back it. If they are doing it to annoy, spam, or otherwise vandalize, they should be removed with what means are deemed necessary. People should be allowed to view and absorb information without an acount; however, we should be more careful with whom we allow to edit our fine community establishment.
i couldnt recall if this was a banned word or not, but in the stand up phase at the bottom of the blog - note, i commented on it to him, its possible he may edit it before you see it xd - but also wasnt sure if it was allowed or not