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:Newsflash: Vandalism will not further any worthwhile goal and will only succeed in ruining our reputation. {{User:Sockpuppet of an unregistered user/sig4}}<small>''23:57, 31 May 2012''</small>
 
:Newsflash: Vandalism will not further any worthwhile goal and will only succeed in ruining our reputation. {{User:Sockpuppet of an unregistered user/sig4}}<small>''23:57, 31 May 2012''</small>
 
::@Socky: It won't. It helps us.--{{User:Mr-ex777/sig}} 02:11, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 
::@Socky: It won't. It helps us.--{{User:Mr-ex777/sig}} 02:11, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
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:::The only thing vandalism can "help" is to enlarge the perpetrator's ego, deluding the latter into thinking his little vandalistic power trip will [[fucking magic|magically]] add meaning to his life. {{User:Sockpuppet of an unregistered user/sig4}}<small>''02:40, 5 June 2012''</small>
 
::Our what now? {{User:Modusoperandi/sig}} 04:24, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
 
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::::::::How about no. They will not react kindly to that. Instead, how about we go on with with our daily duties on Uncyclopedia?--{{User:Iwillkillyou333/sig}} 02:21, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 
::::::::How about no. They will not react kindly to that. Instead, how about we go on with with our daily duties on Uncyclopedia?--{{User:Iwillkillyou333/sig}} 02:21, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 
:::::::::Uncyclopedia is a parody/joke site, so it would be reasonable for one to find some of it obscene or redundant. I don't agree with Wikia censoring some of its wikis though. {{User:Tasmania/SIG}} 02:29, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 
:::::::::Uncyclopedia is a parody/joke site, so it would be reasonable for one to find some of it obscene or redundant. I don't agree with Wikia censoring some of its wikis though. {{User:Tasmania/SIG}} 02:29, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
::::::::::Wiki's with porno, toilet humor, and disturbing stuff (Creepypasta Wiki) would be understandable. Other than that I agree with Tasmania.--{{User:Iwillkillyou333/sig}} 02:38, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
 

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Forums: Index > Village Dump > Hi, folks! Guess what? Wikia is censoring us.
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It appears that Wikia has begun censoring us, by adding a "content warning" to the entire wiki, stating the following:

Content Warning

The wiki at uncyclopedia.wikia.com may contain objectionable content such as depictions of violence, sexual suggestion, dark humor parody, or other materials not intended for a general audience.

In general, Wikia does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any wiki. For more information about our policies, please visit Wikia's Terms of Use.

Fun stuff. It is only shown once, and it goes away if you click the "I understand and I wish to continue" button. HOWEVER: before the button is clicked, all the content on that page is completely hidden, and you cannot read it until you click the button. Also, the notice has broken twice for me now, rendering every page unreadable unless I turn off JavaScript in my browser. What the fuck, Wikia? Does Wikia want to chase off ALL of our readers and contributors, now? I don't see disclaimers at cracked.com, the Onion, or even (God help us) Encyclopedia Dramatica. So I ask you again: What The Fuck, Wikia? ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usThu, May 31 '12 11:51 (UTC)

Well just click the button. mAttlobster. (hello) 12:24, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
  • Perhaps this is because I use a fairly obsolete computer and browser, but at first I could not see the content warning. Instead, I just saw blank pages. I normally use monobook, so I tried the uncyclopedia skin and it was still all blank. Only when I went to that oasis skin did the warning appear and allow me to click it. Everybody should contact wikia and let them know how you feel about being censored. -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 13:59, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
    Dittoes. I decided to surf elsewhere and wait for someone else to fix the "bug" several times before thinking about disabling Javascript. I still have not seen the warning and am not inclined to switch to another skin to see it. Compared to those other websites, we are pretty good at ensuring that NSFW or shock material is in the service of actual humor; and most of the Internet's pre-pubescent cohort who might be offended are editing here anyway and probably created the content in question. Spıke ¬ 14:08 31-May-12
  • Worse, you click through and still end up on Uncyclopedia! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 14:22, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
  • Yeah, well, we're PWNED by Wikia, while none of the other sites Bizzeebeever mentioned are owned by an external webhost. Ah, the perils of living under a megacorporation. --Scofield & The Machine 15:27, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
  • This is another grim reminder that Uncyclopedia really needs to find alternative hosting and get away from this bonkers, manipulative and outright incompetent company...--Sycamore (Talk) 16:25, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Amen to that Sycaless. I wouldn't say that this is censorship but it makes me madder than a Jew who lost a quarter. Also, that nigger-skinned parody of WikiAnswers is getting lynched by the cocksucking heebs at Wikia due to complaints about "abusive content." I guess the queermos at Wikia need their eyes checked because me and my fat retarded kids come to this faggot-ridden site all the time and we never see anything offensive. If they do this to us because of complaints (which may or may not be legitimate), then my suggestion is that we write a bunch of letters and e-mails lauding Uncyclopedia for its appropriateness and lack of offensive slurs for gooks and Hajis. If we write a number of uncomplaints equal or greater to the number of complaints then they will undo this. Problem solved. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 17:22 May 31 2012
What is with so many users here having terrible computers...especially admins? You can get a reasonably functionl tablet or laptop for 100 euros these days. Or maybe its a question of sentimentality? I have the idea that some users connect their computer to the telephone line, eat cat food for dinner and steal books from the library cause they cant afford their over due fines :S --ShabiDOO 00:47, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Plan HGA

Let's the fill their article with lots of bullshit and derogatory statements, then go vandalize Wikipedia. A (Ruins) 15:21, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

They may retaliate, so I rather not.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 15:34, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Wikia can't retaliate. In fact, I'll start using a proxy IP to vandalize right now. (Also, if they DO retaliate (which they won't, because they don't know who did it) we can lock all articles.

Also, WTF aren't THEY also being sanctioned? They have fucking porn and sex act pictures there. I don't think we even have those. A (Ruins) 15:38, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know how to make proxies, but i might wanna go for it.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu 02:13, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
You have a point there. Though Wikipedia may not be part of Wikia.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 15:42, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Aimsplode's right: We need porn here. Assploding nazi gay midget porn.-  Sir Tooltroll, Esq. CUN  Eh?  Oh!  UnTunes! CannabagreenI Card-hearts-up my cat! 20:14, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Nope. I like this idea. Let's pwn deviantart once and for all.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu 02:12, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

Damn you both and your making me edit conflict(s)

ZB-It can't be traced. IWKY333-

Actually, it is- and if we vandalize it, we're hurting Jimbo directly. Jimbo founded Wikia, then he founded Wikipedia. They're like identical, lesbian sisters. A (Ruins) 16:09, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Whatever. But since you're talking about it right now is going to leave a clue about the vandalism. Oh how I am smart--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 16:52, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
When the op commences we delete this stuff. Oh how I am smart (and I also log in the FIRST time around) A (Ruins) 17:07, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah no one want sto do that but you. You go ahead, but if you get caught, we never knew you.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 17:17, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Newsflash: Vandalism will not further any worthwhile goal and will only succeed in ruining our reputation. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 23:57, 31 May 2012
@Socky: It won't. It helps us.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu 02:11, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
The only thing vandalism can "help" is to enlarge the perpetrator's ego, deluding the latter into thinking his little vandalistic power trip will magically add meaning to his life. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 02:40, 5 June 2012
Our what now? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:24, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

Feedback sent to Wikia

"There are conceptual and implementation problems with the disclaimer added to Uncyclopedia today.

"Conceptually, the nature of a wiki means any viewer is liable to encounter contributions he might find objectionable. The text of the disclaimer placed on Uncyclopedia makes it seem as though our site is primarily not-safe-for-work, racially insensitive, or otherwise written to shock. In fact, while Uncyclopedians do venture into all of the above, the users work hard to ensure that such ventures are in service to quality humor and not gratuitous.

"The implementation, blanking the text of all pages without explanation until the user clicks on an acknowledgement that is only visible in the "New Wikia Look," which on this PC is claimed not to be the default, makes it look as though the site is broken. To proceed normally, I had to: Disable JavaScript, visit the Uncyclopedia Forum to understand what had changed, go into my preferences (which have been redesigned), experiment with all the other skins until finding the one that would display the new question, click on the acknowledgement, and then reverse all the above steps.

"For both reasons, this change actively discourages people from reading our work--and dissuaded me for an hour from continuing to do work."

I'll advise you of any response. Spıke ¬ 20:15 31-May-12

I'm just gonna send them what you wrote again; I don't think I can improve upon it. --Black Flamingo 22:11, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
Hopefully they would consider this email.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 22:17, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
No letter-writing campaigns, please! If you want to convey to them that it is more than just one person, you might point them to this Forum. Don't just send them the exact words I did. Spıke ¬ 22:21 31-May-12
I was just saying I hope your email would work. I wasn't planning on sending them anything.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 22:26, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
And I was joking, lol. --Black Flamingo 23:33, May 31, 2012 (UTC)
A lot of that, here. Spıke ¬ 23:35 31-May-12
Why no letter writing campagin? --ShabiDOO 00:53, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
Exchange of large texts that the recipient is too uninformed to know are copy-pastes, and generally doesn't bother to read, is the stuff of electoral politics. I give Wikia the benefit of the doubt that we are dealing with engineers who know what is going on. They have gotten the message; if you wish to give them the additional fact that the opinion is more widespread than they might realize, tell them that, don't scoop up some text and throw it at them. Spıke ¬ 12:34 2-Jun-12
Youre giving wikia the benifit of the doubt?? --ShabiDOO 21:00, June 4, 2012 (UTC)

Wikia replies

Got the following from Jen Burton, VP of Community Support: Spıke ¬ 20:27 4-Jun-12

Thanks for getting in touch with us about the Content Warning interstitial. First, the implementation you saw last week was obviously buggy and should not have been turned on (and I apologize for the hour you lost trying to get past it - that shouldn't have happened). We've turned it off, fixed the bugs, and I expect to turn the interstitial back on later today. We'll be turning the interstitial on not just for Uncyc, but for other wikis whose content is considered adult or potentially objectionable.
While we (as in the Wikia staff) understand and appreciate the sarcasm and humor on Uncyclopedia, we get a significant number of complaints from people who run across pages on Uncyc and don't understand the intent behind the site. Invariably, these people are upset. Our goal with the Content Warning is to alert these people that the content may not be what they're expecting and to give them the choice of whether to continue forward or not.
The design of the interstitial is such that logged in users will only see it once for each wiki that has the variable turned on they visit. For example, the first time you, as a logged in user, accepts the interstitial, we'll save that preference and won't show it again as long as you're logged in to Wikia. Anonymous users/visitors will see the interstitial once every 24 hours per wiki they visit.
We do feel this is a good compromise and is similar to behavior seen on other large networks of user generated content (some use an interstitial like this and others use an age gate to prevent all content from being shown by people under a certain age).

I warned you...!

Main article: Forum:Too many files

Now they're worried about our adult content.... --Qzekrom sig trans Sir CuteGroudonOnTheRadio [CUNPBJ'12PLS(0)] 21:51, May 31, 2012 (UTC)

Dude, quit worrying about this stuff. Wikia isn't gonna ditch us. What it may do is annoy us with lame stuff such as this forum's topic to the point where we decide to move to another host, but that's it. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 23:52, 31 May 2012
We shall do the same thing to Wikia as we did to Freenode! Freenode bitched and we told them to GTFO, banned them and started international spam month. NOW LET'S GET UPLOADING THOSE VIDEOS! A (Ruins) 14:13, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
Why do you so want to spit in the faces of those who help us? Freenode provides a free service to projects such as ours and you're downright rude instead of grateful; do you simply not want that service? 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 17:31, 1 June 2012
I think Aimsplode is taking this way too far. He wants to ruin our relationships with other websites just because they do one bad thing. Where is the love?--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 17:59, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
That's funny of you two to talk now since you used to be the ones who murdered anyone opposed to your views. Why did we start International Spam Month? Because Freenode bitched. Now Wikia is bitching at us, what are we going to do? Wikia never listens to us anyway. We need something radical, whether that be the letter-writing campaign, massive support on Facebook, or some other form of action that would draw attention to it.
Also, I haven't even seen that message after I clicked it off on Firefox two days ago, and now I'm on Chrome and I've never seen it yet. Did they remove it? A (Ruins) 18:38, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
You are incorrect. We did not start SPAM MONTH "because Freenode bitched". SPAM MONTH is an annual tradition started in May 2011. Freenode complaining happened as a result of SPAM MONTH 2012. Also, it is not true that "Wikia never listens to us anyway." If we send them emails they will listen (as demonstrated recently when they turned on new patrolling features for us). -- Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 20:19, June 1, 2012 (UTC)
Our discussions might also have guided Wikia to install "Enable Go-Search" (that is, restore the previous behavior of the search bar) in the preferences. Spıke ¬ 12:34 2-Jun-12

It's not just us

I've been doing some research and other wikis are actually being shut down. There was some sort of porn wiki/fan fake wiki that was just removed by Wikia. --Pwn head Sir Xam Ralco the Mediocre 22:01, June 2, 2012 (UTC)

De-ja-vu anyone? A (Ruins) 22:35, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Next thing you know, wikia will start sensoring google and microsoft. LETS STOP THIS MONSTER BEFORE IT GROWS A SEVENTH HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --ShabiDOO 22:43, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
You spelled censoring wrong even though it's in the title.....A (Ruins) 22:59, June 2, 2012 (UTC)
Well, I don't think that warning is actually bad: who turns away when they see "Mature content: view at your discretion"? What I find to be a weird move is this: Wikia requested that the traffic stats be hidden. Why? They could at least have informed us. Snowflake mini Mattsnow 22:32, June 4, 2012 (UTC)
Not clear from that whether it means Wikia is concealing information or has simply not paid to have it counted for them. Repeating for people who don't reread an entire forum to see what changed, I got a response from Wikia, which didn't satisfy me but was quite responsive. See above. Spıke ¬ 23:22 4-Jun-12
Can we get all the admins to collaborate on an email to Wikia and ask why the hell they're doing this stuff? Maybe they'll actually give us a meaningful response this time around, not just a "Wikia does this stuff because we have to, and that's none of your business. And if it is, we're going to make it hard as shit to find." A (Ruins) 02:01, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
Let's make lot's of pointless wikis like optjtj09gh80g wiki in order to spam their servers.--fcukmanLOOS3R! Desu desu 02:15, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
How about no. They will not react kindly to that. Instead, how about we go on with with our daily duties on Uncyclopedia?--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 02:21, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
Uncyclopedia is a parody/joke site, so it would be reasonable for one to find some of it obscene or redundant. I don't agree with Wikia censoring some of its wikis though. -- UserTalkContributions 02:29, June 5, 2012 (UTC)
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