Ghostbusters Wiki Blogs
Ok hello its been awhile since I've been here. Anyway you see my title of my blog.
Gozer the Gozerian vs Vigo The Carpathian. Yeah who didn't see that coming? If the blog hasn't already been done the let me be the first. What do you think who would win? Post your comments below. Bye.Read more >
Here's a question. Why didn't use the original storyline for the episode Knock Knock. I've read the original script for it. And I hate to say I enjoyed the original script than the final product. But I wished they stuck to the original script.
Like the part when the door first opened. There was more than just Grinning Fireballs coming out of it. and near the end where they appeared at the door. There wasn't a giant glowing ball creating the spirits but they were already there when the door open.
There are many other like when they entered the doorway. I can't remember what. Maybe you can tell me. But I want to know is why didn't they stick to the original script? Post comments below. Thank you.Read more >
Ok. Let's say the following fictional supernatural entities were encountered by the Ghostbusters. Based on the known classifications the team gives to supernatural entities, what would the following be most likely classified as:
1. The Dark Presence (Alan Wake)
3. Jason Voorhees
4. Freddy Krueger
5. Pinhead (Hellraiser series)
6. The Flying Dutchman Crew (Pirates of the Caribbean)
7. Force Spirit (Star Wars)
8. Nazi Zombies/Samantha Maxis (Call of Duty: Zombies storyline)
9. Monsters from the Silent Hill video game series
10. The Creeper (Jeepers Creepers)
11. Pennywise (Stephen King's IT)
Just want to get anyone's opinion.
EDIT: I decided to add an additional four to the list. I don't know if objects with supernatural powers have a class…
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Hi I'm Chunkylefunga and this is my blog.Read more >
Over the course of 2 months, Ghostbusters Wiki has had a major reworking and updating of the "Extreme Ghostbusters" section.
Pretty much this was Mrmichaelt's baby the whole way. However, in addition I added some collages and updated the Extreme Ghostbusters credits article.
The Total number of added EGB related articles was 182, but noting that there was almost a complete overhaul of all EGB articles, that had been previously made also. The articles were mostly characters, locations, and items. All articles had screen caps as well, and while there is no clear number of images added, it must have been way over 2000. All this was done by Mrmichaelt.
There were 202 Collages/Edits were added as well as getting all 40 episodes of EGB credits type…
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Oh, the yearly recap ... Fun Fun! This is the third year I've done one of these noting the following:
- Blog: New Year, Moving Forward We Must (Yoda) 2011
- Blog: My Year End Round up (Louis Tully Style!) 2010
So what all happened this year...
- Well the Real Ghostbusters section has been redone along with the Slimer!. This was a big undertaking mostly lead and done by Mrmichaelt. Currently about 3/4s of the Extreme Ghostbusters episodes have been expanded on as well.
- Collages have been done to 111 episodes of the 140 RGB episodes. All 33 Slimer! episodes also have been done.
- The IDW section has been maintained to a T by Mrmichaelt.
- Both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II have screen caps for all chapters (finished sometime early in the year).
- Ghostbusters …
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I got an iPad for Christmas, and with it I got the iOS game Ghostbusters: Paranormal Blast. I enjoyed it very much and would like to start an article on it since there isn't one, but I must be sure my fellow administrators are okay with it first.Read more >
I don't think I could be anymore excited today if I wanted too. The first part of this Blog will detail the release of ebook Making Ghostbusters, and the second part will really recap the "New Ghostbusters" Tease images by IDW.
I almost feel like I'm singing to the choir here, but today the book Making Ghostbusters was released on Spook Central. It started back in September when Mrmichaelt cut the binding on his book and started scanning the pages. He had got in touch with Paul Rudoff of Spook Central, which was looking forward to the book being added to the Ghostbusters PDF eBook Preservation Project. The book scans were handed off to me (Devilmanozzy) to clean. The project towards the end of October was looking to be released as a treat on…
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It has been a very busy month for me, both working on Ghostbuster projects and other art things. I still have a project that is holding me over some, but to those that know about it, the count left is 15 til done. I am just taking my time since it is unknown when the project will be released.
Starting tonight I will be doing collages for Real Ghostbusters episodes. I wont promise a thing, but I'll give them a shot.
I want to thank Mrmichaelt for holding down the fort the last month. I wish I had been more in the game last month, but all these outside projects and life got in the way. I was stretched beyond my means.
Spirit Guide Wiki which I had start over a year ago, but never got off the ground. I confess, I need help with the wiki. I need h…Read more >
I love ghostbusters and so does my brother.So if you are on this wiki I belive that you are on this wiki I guess that you like ghostbusters also!Read more >
This Blog will be regularly updated for the time being.
This blog is to map out a timeline for merchandises street releases in the 80's and 90's. This blog is a sister to blog "First Air Dates are Wrong" which was about air dates for The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer.
Unlike the air date blog, there never was a strong reference point to work from. Currently, thanks to efforts by google and other archive projects we can now start to piece together and timeline. That being said, one must realize that there will never be a perfect listing. Even the newspaper articles that claim the toys "NEW" may infact mean within the last few weeks.
I am going to go ahead and include the Kenner toys, guessing the year of release. Due to the nature of this proje…
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I didn't know what to write for my first blog post, so I thought I'd post a sneak preview of the "Ghostbusters 'n' Wrestling Connection" article I'm writing for Spook Central. The article will be posted when the next update to Wrestlecrap.com is made, which should be on Friday September 28th. That's assuming the article I wrote for Wrestlecrap is posted in that update, as I wrote this one to tie into that one. I have a link to Spook Central in the Wrestlecrap article I wrote, and assuming that it's left in, I figure people from that site might come to mine, and it would be nice if I "greeted" them with something wrestling-related.
Here's an excerpt from the article (minus the spiffy formatting)...
In the 1950s, Norbert Grupe (aka Wilhelm …Read more >
For those that havn't noticed or didn't both with the link to the blog on the lower right corner... here is the link.
If you want to see the new layout will look with present wiki skin... Click here.
This to me is a fair change. Every 2 years there is always a skin change. Like clockwork. However, this means that some pretty clear changes in design will happen, and we might as well do a new design.
I motion that the new skin should return to a more simple color palette of straight red, black and white. Logo needs to be more simple I feel like the original. Last thing, I'd to actually feature a screen cap on the right and left based on the movies. Thoughts? Share them. I don't got much time to come up with something here.Read more >
Okay, so I've been reading the Ghostbusters comic books for a while and I already know that the creators used a new character who looks exactly like Kylie Griffin and has the same name, a reference to the Extreme Ghostbusters show (very excited about that!). And then I thought that was it, I thought that was the only Extreme Ghostbusters reference in the comic series. Until I read the new 8th comic...Janine's new date looks exactly like Egon from the Extreme Ghostbusters series! EEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPP!!!!!! (in a good way).Read more >
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Yeah, not that this will bring in the masses in droves, but it helps a bit. Anyways, keeping a extra close eye on the wiki's edits the next week or so.
Where do we begin... First off, Thanks to Mrmichaelt we have now covered all 33 episodes and pretty much any elements to do with them. It has been a amazing ride through the 33 episodes/shorts. Many awesome articles were either updated or built during these 3 weeks.
So what reflections do I have for the series?! Well.. I remember the show in 1988/1989 being a drag at the time as pretty much I'd rather had seen more Real Ghostbusters episodes, but that being said I did love many of the Professor Dweeb episodes. He was funny and seeing him in his original element did help me like him more. He was the wannabe Ghostbuster, and when he called the Ghostbusters in episode Sweet Revenge "Ghost bunglers" it was clear they had in a way also connected…Read more >
All images used on this blog provided by Mrmichaelt.
This Blog will be regularly updated for the time being.
Disclaimer: All information without references is clearly user submitted. Due to localization and possible changes with re-airing in markets, there can't be a perfect list ever constructed. The information is for the best possible conclusion.
For awhile now its been debated if the first air times for The Real Ghostbusters and Slimer! were correct. After talking about this with Paul Rudoff and a few others, it is safe to say that from Season 5 (Abc season 4) -Season 7 (Abc season 6) that the air times are not right at all. Same goes for Slimer! show. It is a bit hard to explain what all is wrong but try to read through. (Don't TL:DR me …
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There is nothing that could please me more than when Wikia actually makes a feature or updates a feature that actually could be useful. Here comes the forum feature!
It has been no secret that I really wanted a forum feature for Ghostbusters wiki (and Thundercats wiki too) for ages. I was hoping for a feature that allowed topics and input without wiki know-how. I wanted it easy for non-wiki editors to be able to talk with use as well as us wiki editors.
The blog about the forum feature is here.
The test forum is here.Read more >
Copied from Paul Rudoff's Official email on the matter:
Spook Central is having a special event this Summer. All throughout the month of July, and possibly the rest of the Summer, I will be posting Shot On Site articles on Spook Central detailing newly-discovered Ghostbusters filming locations.
Here's the schedule of when the articles will appear, each at Noon (Eastern) time. If a date has passed, then it's already on the site :-)
- 7/04 - GB2 Orrefors
- 7/09 - GB1 Reporter
- 7/12 - GB1 Flipped Ecto-1 Shot
- 7/16 - GB2 "Gracie Mansion"
- 7/19 - GB1 Wandering Louis Shot
- 7/23 - GB1 Undead Cabbie Scene
- 7/26 - GB1 Ray With Trap
- 7/30 - FDR Drive In Both Films
- 8/02 - GB1 Chinatown In Both Films
- 8/06 - GB2 Theater
If the schedule is updated, you can find out at http://…Read more >
Well lets see. The Upload multiple photos tool is down and its being replaced by the tool called "Special:UploadWizard" (It doesn't work yet). The new uploader does work at wikia's test wiki: "mediawiki 1.19 wiki. They threw a curve ball with licences too. It turns out fairuse is no more a official answer. Tho til I can figure this out, it still has to be used. To make matters worse, this thing is so new that they havn't even updated they own help page on image licenses.
As for the general, MediaWiki Upgrades are done usually ever year or two. I feel this was very badly planned and the fact they changed it over the day before the 4th of July is mind numbing. Yes, the tables are different too, and the google maps feature is out as well. Thes…Read more >
This Blog is about licenses involving images. All images that are uploaded to a wiki "should" have a license attributed to them. Recent events with wikia suggest we may want to deal with this. Wikia helper bots were introduced two month ago that auto delete images for copyright violations. The contributors are expected to be selecting the license for each image.
So the next issue is, what that means to you. What that means is everyone will be expected to use the Licensing pull down on the Multiple Image Uploader and when adding one image, click "More options" and then click Licensing. There are 8 different license tags, tho only one really should be used all that much. Fair use is the one to use. Pick it and you should be good to go.
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Oh yes, I try to rework the front once every year. Anyways I am looking for thoughts on what we should change/move.
I want to make the site index the first panel for one. I also think officially removing the Ghostbusters Wiki News section would be in our best interests. (Facebook might as well be the news section now anyways)
This will not effect image designs on the sides and whatnot.Read more >
Here's some curious questions. Even if Ray did say he was a god do you think Gozer would believe him? Most likey she would ask him to prove it. Do think they might been able to convince Gozer not to destroy the world? Or would she just blast them anyway?
Another thing were was Gozer's voice coming from when they thought they defeated her? Did she turn into that glowing cloud?
When Gozer was resurrected in The Ghostbusters the Video Game how she didn't appear in her female form? Since technically that's the form she chosen when she first entered our world it.
Post your comments down below. See you understand where I'm getting at.Read more >
4 days ago Wardialer7218 (ThunderCats Wiki) wrote about this issue on my talk page there. I wasn't sure what the issue was then, but after seeing it get much worse last night, I took a little surf over to Community Central Wikia to see if anyone was talking about this.
In the Technical Update Blog for April 10, 2012; Dopp speaks of this briefly in the "Select Known Issues" section of the blog.
Dopp: Thumbnailing of SVG images (using .PNG for thumbnails) does not seem to be working properly at the moment.
and to annoy me more:
And one additional note: Due to our Annual Engineering All-Hands, there will be no release or technical update next week.
That means the 24th is the next Technical Update, and who knows if this will be addressed then.
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I'm sure it was noticeable that the cursors have been modified. This is a test to see what everyone thinks of them.Cancelled. I guess its too confusing. Still had fun with them. I went ahead and left the images down below.
- Arrow=Proton Gun
- Text=PKE Meter
- Hand=Slimer hand
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The question on my mind however, is are they easy to work with while editing and so forth. I'm aware they look rad, but functionality is my top worry right now. So what do you all think?
I have recently joined Ghostbusters Wiki, and I love it. :DRead more >
Where to begin...
It is that time of year, and the following need our eyes:
- Bringing all articles above official stub status (which is 320
bytes "Link"). There are currently 111 articles at or below the
count. To see articles with issues, click here.
- Cleaning up images that are not being used. I list them in slider below. Some are somewhat in a catch 22 as if I delete them I effect blogs and such. Some were deleted from the article they were from, but the image wasn't deleted itself. I say at this point, we need to talk over and decide if deleting the images is a good or bad thing. I am going to number them in the slideshow to make them easy to talk about in comments. I included them cause they have merit or I simply have no clue what they we…
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- Bringing all articles above official stub status (which is 320 bytes "Link"). There are currently 111 articles at or below the count. To see articles with issues, click here.
Wow, a lot was added to this project tonight by Paul Rudoff. Also, Richard Roy has started uploading NOW Comics. Here is what was added on Spook Central:
- Ghostbusters: The Return (PDF scanned ebook and Text ebook)
- Ghostbusters DVD booklet 2005 PDF
- Kenner's The Real Ghostbusters toy advertisements and "Action Toy Guide" booklets (4 booklets, 2 page ad, and poster)
- Ghostbusters II Junior novel by B.B. Hiller
- Ghostbusters II Coloring Book (this was a good laugh and meme-able)
- Biltmore Hotel brochure PDF ebook (Think Sedgewick Hotel)
And on EctoContainment.com the first two NOW Comics (The Real Ghostbusters Vol 1 Issue 1 and The Real Ghostbusters Vol 1 Issue 2) are up on the newly made section Comics.
There is a lot here tonight to talk about, and yes…Read more >
I have been getting a weird ad issue the last week on mostly the front page of the wiki, where it starts loading the page, then all the sudden I get taken to "Xvid Codec" download page.
I believe it has to do with those video ads and allowing them to store information on my computer. I currently have it so no site can plant information on my computer without my approval.
I have reported it to Wikia and they say they are concerned as well. You and I can debate if that ain't just BS, but they want to wear the concerned mask.
I need to know the following:
- Are you having this issue?
- What Browser you use?
There seems to either be a problem with people being aware of this policy or they are ignoring it and editing anyways.
Here is the deal, the Spoiler policy says the following:
The Rule for comics is only give out the synopsis when in the first 4 months after it has been released. This also means no adding content on other articles that may reveal information that ruins the contents ending.
I feel the policy is quite clear. I have went ahead and added a reminder on the policy on the front page to read, but the policy will be strictly enforced.
The policy includes Characters, Locations, Weapons, and anything else in the comics. Do not add categories, links, or any information suggesting that the subject is in the comics til four months after its…
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I am debating when the time will be right to turn on the feature. It will replace the "User" talk pages and the old user talk pages will be locked, but viewable.
Feelings on this feature are mixed at best. Let me break it down:
- Now you can follow one conversation at a time.
- No more copy and pasting conversations onto the other users wall.
- It becomes easier to read the wall than the talk pages.
- (Unless this was changed) when it is first turned on, you will be signed up to every wall you liked as a talk page. That will make you have to unwatch every message wall.
- The reminders keep coming unlike the talk page.
- While it can use wiki markup, it is messy unlike the Talk pages.
I have not liked the feature as a whole and think wikia could spend its time…
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I have been updating and fixing up the Agenda Policy, which I hope will be seen as minor.
The only added content is we will also restrict theft and piracy. While this should be common sense, I think having them listed will be a good reinforcement to what is already accepted here. I have also tried to make the language of the words easier to follow.
I'm hoping that this will be seen as minor.Read more >
Can i put quotes on my Page since they won't let me put them on the episode pages?Read more >
Well my Laptop's fan either needs to be cleaned or replaced. I had a scare earlier today when my laptop made a noise similar to a lawn mower (and it was loud and mechanical, not electrical). I have researched the symptoms and am pretty sure it was something to do with the fan. If it had been my hard drive, I doubt I would have been able to shut down and reboot a hour later without seeing error messages. That all being said, I need a can of air, and most likely wont be able to get it til tomorrow. So I'm going to have to stay offline most of the night. No serious editing for me tonight.Read more >
The Brand is roughly as taken from Wikipedia: "Name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers."
Now I am aware of the issues this faces being a open format like a wiki and all. One important thing I had to do to get the wiki's brand off the ground was a vote to agree to the design of this site which is basically the brand itself.
A day ago Ghostbusters Mania (Fan Site) was working on a logo collection and I noticed "once again" we were being left out. Come to find out after a exchange that really they didn't know our brand. I figured out that indeed we don't have much of one shown outside of here. So that brings us to a new issue to address. Here is what …Read more >
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Last month I made a survey on behalf of Ghostbusters Wiki. It was of seven questions for which six had choices to pick from. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much. Fifteen surveys were filled out, which wasn't bad considering.
The first question "How often do you visit Ghostbusters Wikia?" seemed to set the tone for the answers. It is pretty clear four people from 2 days to everyday were. But that leaves eleven that will filled out by those that don't edit at this wiki much.
The second question "How do you rate Ghostbusters Wikia's content?" sets the tone for what people overall think of the content. Most answered "great" or "good" which suggests people approve of the wiki overall. Only one slight negative with a "OK". Pr…
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(Right from Wikia CEO Craig L. Palmer blog "SOPA and PIPA Situation Summary") "On Wednesday, January 18 at 5:00 UTC (9pm California time Tuesday, midnight NY time Wednesday, 6am Poland time Wednesday) we will be initiating a high-impact campaign that will run for 24 hours. For all users that see ads, the first visit will display a very large (980x365) advertisement that will state Wikia's position on SOPA/PIPA, and if clicked take the user to http://iplaw.wikia.com/wiki/Take_Action_Now ."
This follows the trend by most wiki services. Whatever I feel or you feel, this is happening tomorrow.
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It has been an exciting year at Ghostbusters Wiki. But not as active as we hoped. So lets lay out the good and the bad for 2011....
- The Wiki has went over 2000 articles.
- Lots of articles are now referenced, and with more information on referencing too.
- The IDW section of the site, Mrmichaelt has built up in great detail.
- The Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime section of the site has came a far way, and is maybe the best on the whole internet. (Once again thanks to Mrmichaelt)
- We have started to branch out to Foreign Markets and we are "starting" to see results to it. (One of my projects)
- Still need a stronger focus on the film section.
- The front page is still too confusing to navigate through. We may need a new plan.
- Our visitors are not engaging in t…
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Well to read about this go to Wikia to move our 500+ domains from GoDaddy over their support of SOPA legislation.
This is following the trend by Wikipedia/Wikimedia last week. This is all over Go Daddys support of bill SOPA. I do not support this or the PIPA bill either, but I haven't been talking about it cause I saw it as politics. This however has to be noted.
Other links (note this is a personal blog and therefore my beliefs do not have to be shared by Ghostbusters Wiki):
- Be a HERO and Help STOP SOPA Now!! I'll tell you How! This Video that Must Be SHARED!
- Wikipedia talk:SOPA initiative
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Anyways I will be sort of away for the next day or 2. Family events and so on.
Also, don't forget to fill out the survey I made.Read more >
Well I turned on the updated Expandable wiki Navigator thing. I did it so I can share articles on facebook better, but there is more to it. To those who are interested, links to articles/sections can be put up there. I can't not edit the "On the Wiki" but there is one more slot I don't have started. So we have:
- 3 level 1 slots
- 4 level 2 slots for level 1 slot
- 7 level 3 slots for level 2 slots
It is not my favorite section to begin with, and I really never used it. We Ideally want to cover the community section, and the ghostbusters related articles. Suggests are welcome in comments. Knock yourself out!Read more >
I own the DS version of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, and I am stuck! I completed three out of five story missions. In the Museum one, I do fine until I must get the gates open and take out the curater. Problem is: I take the keys to the secuity room, and one control switch opens and shuts the door to the corridor leading to the elevator, one opens and closes a door I can't see anywhere, and the third doesn't work! I can't take the curater on the elevator and just take him out the door. I am forced to abort the mission. HELP!Read more >
Now the graph is only me guessing the events over the last 30 years. I think it is time Sony did something with a bit more "uff" to get the brand going again. I'm sure I'd piss off people in the forums with the idea, but a new animated series (sub-recanon) would atleast be useful. Less and less people know about ghostbusters these days, and the generation grow up now is totally in the dark. A video game is hardly going to do it, if you ask me. Sony has planned a MIB 3 to be done soon, and a gb3 or animated series is needed to relaunch the brand. No way around it. GB2 happened in 1989, do the math, add 5 years for age to watch it. How many years ago plus those 5 years was it?
- =27 years!
Once again Spook Central has another novel. This time it is Ghostbusters by Larry Milne. A good read. Link to blog is here.
A different perspective than Richard Mueller's novel. Maybe in a few weeks the GBII novels will be up too.Read more >
Here is my official promotional I am doing:
"Spook Central has up two very interesting pdf's. One is of Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular Novel, written by Richard Mueller. It is a Novel based on the first film that is expanded on. Includes deleted ideas for the movie. Second is a pdf of the Ghostbusters film script written by Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis for August 5, 1983. Winston is in the Hotel in this version! Anyways, to go to Paul's blog which links to the pdf's. Blog link
Paul Rudoff was the manager of both projects and provided location for finished efforts. Patrick O'Riley scanned and provided the script. I cleaned both pdf's and scanned and provided the novel."
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Official word from Sony today: prnewswire.com:Who Ya Gonna Call? Sony Pictures Entertainment Brings Its Classic Film "Ghostbusters" Back to Theatres. Thank you for the heads up Chris Stewart of Proton Charging. (Link to his coverage here.)
Wow, lots to do in the next week. Ghostbusters related articles all need a tune up. I will be focusing on adding more pictures for the first film. But I need everyone to read over articles and clean anything that looks out of place. I am hoping to get another promotion from wikia. This is a team effort and I need everyone's help. If you feel a article needs a rewrite, put a and like the other state what needs a image.Read more >
This blog by no means is to confirm anything, but I want to throw out thoughts on this and concerns.
I have confirmed a few things so far:
- Franchises want to be able to post articles on there groups here.
- Wikia wants us to expand this wiki to new heights.
- From previous private conversations, I'm aware that I'm the only administrator willing to even work on the idea.
So I guess I should throw down what little I have in regards to this matter. Ghostbusters Wiki was never really a fan community like GBFans, and we're more about discussion on the actually media content than fan projects. Then I started doing articles on Ghostbusters related fan sites and started a Facebook page for the wiki. Since then, I have seen strong interest in the idea of ar…Read more >
I have spoon fed some of these issues about as long as I can, but its frustrating when they repeatedly break a rule after trying to tell them to stop. I wrote the policies pretty good, and if you disagree there are talk pages on them for a debate on it. But ignoring policies after posting links to them on the talk page? I know Mrmichaelt is getting tired of this, and I'm tired of reasoning with it as well.
The front page has a very easy to find section called "Welcoming New Fans of Ghostbusters!" which states "If you are new to Ghostbusters, please read our simple summary of the Ghostbusters Franchise. We also encourage you to read our Introduction Page, which is to help you avoid conflict within the community here.". I guess I could say we…Read more >
Wikia has again decided to throw me a "he ain't looking, lets wall paper the wiki with adds". I am right now writing Wikia on it. I just wanted everyone to know, I'm aware of it, and am not happy about it.
Here is there reply to this issue at Wikia when I emailed them...
"Thanks for contacting Wikia. What you are seeing is an ad campaign that does change the overall look of the skin, but for anonymous users only. As is our policy, we do not show ads to registered users who do not wish to see ads, so the skin is perfectly normal if you are logged in with that preference.
I know this is a controversial type of advertising, and thus I am not unsympathetic. Skins are a very sensitive area for our ad team to touch, but please at least consider (ev…
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