Forum:Blog removal petetion

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I was thinking the blogs have gone a bit far so i started this petetion i'd like to see if people want them to stay or go Firaga44 02:01, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I say away. What've they done to really help us? --天下無双!! 02:07, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

We actually had a topic on this ages back...I think we didn't notify Wikia in time to halt the blog from coming on this wiki. Supposedly there's coding to at least keep blog updates from showing up else where, but it seems not to work very well. BebopKate 02:11, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

oops sorry Firaga44 02:13, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I vote they go. Or at least get help from central wikia to rid them from the RC since there are days they just hog the RC and it's hard to navigagte =/ --YerMom is feeling jolly 02:15, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I say it's best if they actually go. I've got a to-do list which I hardly ever look at. And by the way, for most bloggers, a blog is like a home. What's the point of having a home if you can't decorate it ? Not only are the posts all black and white (mostly), there's no HTML customisation and it's hosted on the kingdomhearts.wikia domain name - which is a no-no for a personal blog. Wikia really shouldn't have made the move... unless there's gonna be some use for it, which I really don't know. TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 02:31, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

By the way, I just pinged Angela and Uberfuzzy on Twitter and posted the link to this forum page. I hope they do take a look... TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 02:33, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

ok thanks Firaga44 02:41, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I'm personally fine with the blogs, so long as they don't show up on Recent Changes. That's the part that pisses me off. Fix that, and I have no problem.Glorious CHAOS! 03:05, October 6, 2009 (UTC)
Please, just get rid of the damn things. I cannot begin to say how much trouble they have caused on the Wiki; the drama, communicative Users skyrocketing up on the Community List (just look at who replaced Azul, who has been here for multiple years).... Besides, if you want a blog, then go to Blogger or Twitter, no a Wiki! --DoorToNothing 03:14, October 6, 2009 (UTC)
Which reminds me, is there ever a male version of a WikiPrincess ? Because WikiPrincesses are the wiki's self-proclaimed socialites, and we have quite a handful of them here who aren't female. TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 03:35, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Blogs can be very useful... but it depends very much on each community. One possibility here is that you need to define what they should actually be used for. For example, I've seen them used for news, Wikia staff use them for announcements, and I've seen them used for fanon, or opinions, or...

You as a community can decide what to use them for and, more importantly, you can regulate that. You don't have to put up with off topic stuff if you don't want to (although if that's what you want to use them for, that's fine too). Admins and the community can decide what is acceptable and what isn't, just as you already do for articles.

But then, on the other hand, they might not be right for this community. If that's what you decide, then that's fine too :) Just let us know via Special:Contact when you are sure, and we will turn them off for this wiki. It's up to you! -- sannse<staff /> (talk) 03:37, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I agree that we should get rid of them. They are a nuisance and as DTN said the community list should be for people who edit to better the wiki, not chat. They halt the progress of why we are truly here; to edit and add Kingdom Hearts information. We can be community but if people want to make their own games, talk about drama or things not related to Kingdom Hearts, they can easily do it in the IRC, some Kingdom Hearts related forum or somewhere else. *Gets off the soapbox now... - HeartOfOblivion 03:38, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I mean, if you're ever gonna use that blog, chances are that you're gonna use it for in-game or in-wiki purposes. But everyone's flouted the rule - almost everyone I know. TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 03:39, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, we really don't need blogs here. I don't mind being friendly with my fellow editors, but this is not the place to express your personal lives. The blogs take away from the main goal of the wiki, and just cause unnecessary drama. You should be here to improve the wiki, this isn't Myspace/Facebook. Guardian Soul 03:44, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Hi all -- just received a request via Special:Contact to turn this off. I'm happy to carry that out, just wanted to let you know first that the Blog namespace will be removed, making any content there inaccessible. If there's any content there you'd like to keep, you'll need to move/copy it into another namespace first. Can you please let me know if you need more time to save anything there, or if you're ready to have this shut down? Thanks! — Catherine<staff/> (talk) 00:55, October 7, 2009 (UTC)
Well, it all sounds good. I've pinged GS to add this to site notice, so that nobody will be saying anything along the lines of "Every thing I wrote is gone!" or "All of my work, lost!" Let's have the actual removal in one to three days, so that Users have time to copy/paste their blogs' contents. Sound good? --DoorToNothing 01:36, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

That'll work. I would never posted it if I knew it would you guys would actually read it.--NinjaSheik 02:06, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

It's been a week... Anytime soon? --光に闇に無。 05:45, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

People ?........... TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 12:21, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
Ping people at Central Wikia again? --YerMom is feeling jolly 17:56, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
I'll send them a tweet. TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 23:59, October 14, 2009 (UTC)
Just let Catherine know when you've saved any content that you want to keep. I think the concern is that people have written blogs and comments and that will disappear without people realising that in advance. If you have resolved that, you can leave a message on user talk:CatherineMunro or, better, use special:contact. Angela<staff /> (talk) 03:47, October 15, 2009 (UTC)
We've had a site notice about this for over a week; if a User didn't save their content, their loss. --DoorToNothingKupo! 00:19, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
Time to say goodbye to them. Remove. TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 01:34, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
... Nearly two weeks after proposal... <.< --光に、闇に、虚無。 22:14, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Hmph. They can do whatever they want...--NinjaSheik 22:17, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

And that is supposed to mean... what? If you're being apathetic about the topic why not just ignore it instead of saying ' Hmph. They can do whatever they want?' that really adds nothing to the problem >.> as for removal, I'll try pinging someone, after all we've given users enough time to save their stuff, like DTN said. --YerMom is feeling jolly 23:23, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Should we really be bothering them? Maybe they're busy. Or maybe they decided to keep the blogs. Like I said before, they could do whatever they want.--NinjaSheik 23:27, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

1) Yes, we can bother them. One of the staff members put up a link to this Catherine person's talk page; 2) We were pretty unanimous about taking them off. --光に、闇に、虚無。 23:30, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

All right. Do as you please.--NinjaSheik 23:31, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Well they are obviously busy, as their job is to take care of the wikis, and that job includes this wiki. If they are against taking out the blogs then why would they offer it as an option to beging with. Again, sorr if this sounds rude but if you have nothing useful to say, don't say anything at all. BTW, I've pinged central wiki. EDIT CONFLICTED XD --YerMom is feeling jolly 23:33, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

Just got a mail from central wikia, blogs have been removed yay~ --YerMom is feeling jolly 16:56, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

That's good.--NinjaSheik 21:29, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Celebration time ! ^_^ TNÉ En avant Bravo ! 00:19, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
  • is late and gives everyone cookies and milk* Firaga44 20:26, November 18, 2009 (UTC)