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This thread was archived on 20 September 2008 by Azaz129.

I have noticed two VERY annoying changes brought on by some new users. I would like you all to read this (my old idea of revising this), because revising the registration process will, at the very least, make new users have a BETTER general idea of the wiki's rules

Here are the two editing flaws I'm seeing:

  • Personal images returning-even though we HAVE been receiving far fewer users who upload crappy pics of their character or whatever, we still have some slip through the veritable sieve.
  • Users believing that their talk page is theirs to control-in this month alone, I've reverted quite a few user edits where the user removed some content their talk page OR flat-out blanked it, thinking that it was theirs to delete. This is not allowed, obviously, and I'd like to have it stopped. However, seeing as how it’s been going on quite often (or at least often in my eyes), I feel that new users should at least KNOW that it isn't theirs to play with when they register.

Granted, I understand that we may not be able to do this, or this suggestion might get shot down again. I do not feel that this will cut the vandal amount down, but instead bring new users who will at least KNOW the rules and possibly become well-established. We seem to have received an influx of users who don't want to stay here; rather, they make a few edits, say a few things on community discussions, and leave. This isn’t good, and it makes us look bad by making other wikis look at us as too (insert bad quality here; there’s quite a few things that I can imagine as bad qualities that other wikis see). This obviously isn’t the case, but still, new users should feel welcome, yet at least know that they’re not welcome enough to think that these things are OK.

In a nutshell, I think that the registration should, at the very least, have it’s text edited by someone (us, Wikia), w/e) so that the main rules are CLEARLY stated…maybe a link to the Style Guide would be sufficient.

Alright, I’m open to discussion. (I probably screwed up and worded all that wrong...) 7kyt1iT.gif --WINE OF GOOD HEALTH (Actually Stinko)

That sounds pretty great, but how about doing this:
  1. Put the rule about personal images on the front page in bold !

Derilith 23:14, 22 August 2008 (UTC)