Thomas Barrow vandalism
I'll put in a temporary block of like a month. That usually discourages most vandals. Part of the travails of allowing anonymous editors. I gave you rollback rights. -- (talk · contr) 12 Apr 2013 10:13 AM Pacific
Encouraging feedback on Downton Abbey Wiki:Canon information
Messages posted for admin feedback
I posted messages on 7 recent active users and 8 recent anons. Hopefully that encourages some feedback. I will try to send more messages later in the day and tomorrow, of some more users are active. -- (talk · contr) 27 Jul 2013 10:14 AM Pacific
You're an admin now... don't screw it up ;-)
- Congratulations! -- 01:23, August 22, 2013 (UTC)
It was me you locked out.
Hello, yes it was me you blocked a few days ago. I just wasn't logged in at that time. Look, I'm really sorry if I offended you. That was certainly not my intention. If you really wanted to know why I deleted that quote, then let me explain. When that page appearead on category pages (i.e. military personell) I never saw the photo but instead part of the quote. I only deleted it to see if that would change, and it was restored before I could do it myself.
Again, I am truly sorry if I offended you or broke some rule without knowing I did. But I would hope you could unblock me because it will be really hard for me to contribute from a different location. WriteType (talk) 17:36, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, given your explaination I've unblocked the IP (User:22.214.171.124) . Please try to make sure you make edits whilst logged into your account as things like this can be more easily avoided, you can easily keep track of your edits, recieve messages, and you build up a reputation as an editor, something that an IP address doesn't really do.
- You haven't done anything to offend me, it's not personal at all. I'm just trying to do my job as admin and make sure that people's contributions aren't deleted.
- I just want you to know that I value your contributions to the wiki and if you ever have any problems with anything or need my help just leave me a comment. blue (talk) 21:51, September 13, 2013 (UTC)
Eccentric is main page font
Here's a free version: http://fontzone.net/font-details/eccentric
- Oh also, I did some research and Eccentric might be a decent choice for Downton Abbey and the suggestion made by another user really isn't. See Talk:Downton_Abbey_Wiki#Font. -- (talk · contr) 14 Sep 2013 7:07 AM Pacific
Wikia Videos for Downton Abbey
Hello! I just wanted to let you know that Wikia just got a few Downton Abbey videos that could be good for your community! Our videos are actually licensed so there's no chance they will be removed any time in the future like a Youtube video would be. These videos are also viewable worldwide and Wikia has the full license for these videos, which means your wiki can use them anywhere you like!
It would be great if these videos could be used on pages within the wiki, put in a related videos module that is located in the right rail of every page as seen here, or even just added via Special:Videos to be available for use! Please let me know if you need any help adding them on your community, or have feedback on the videos :) Grace (profile)•(talk) 17:13, September 18, 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for letting me know about this. I'll take a look when I get the chance. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 20:33, September 18, 2013 (UTC)
Hey, AO! Don't know if you got a chance to look at the videos we had, but I'd love to help out by adding them to the wiki for you. I was thinking a rotating video gallery on the main page (the videos change every time you refresh the page), adding them to pages where relevant, and also setting up the Related Videos module! Let me know if you have any more questions, and, if you're ok with it, I can have all that set up by the end of the week :) Grace (profile)•(talk) 18:00, September 24, 2013 (UTC)
- Hello! I had a quick look and noticed that there wasn't anything for series 4, and with that being on the air at the moment in the uk, that's what I mainly focusing on right now. I'll make a forum post asking peoples opinions about enabling the related videos module and having a gallery on the main page. I'll have to think about that myself to be honest, like I said I'm concentrating on series 4 right now. But I will get to it, promise! Thanks for your help, I appreciate it. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 14:10, September 26, 2013 (UTC)
Rotten Tomatoes partnership with Wikia
Have you see this?
- Correction, maybe you could ask Wikia if there is anything more we can do. It looks like we are already getting linked to from Rotten Tomatoes!
- See http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/downton-abbey/s03/e01/
- -- (talk · contr) 27 Sep 2013 1:36 PM Pacific
- Yes, I'd already seen this. Sorry, I should have mentioned it to you. I'll send wikia a message at some point, because it's completely mixed up some episodes, displaying series 1 recaps for 2 and 3. I think as long as we use consistent section subheadings - like always putting the summary of the plot under "Plot", we should be okay. They seem to only take the plot summary from what I've seen - and possibly the cast list. Although on another wiki I admin, RT is also listing crew members (writer, director) as cast not sure why that is. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:56, September 27, 2013 (UTC)
How can I remove photos?
Hello AO. I know you and the staff are now dealing with Glospics and the infringement claims, but I was wondering, since Glospics asked me to remove photos claimed to be infringed, how would I go about removing them? It's something I've never done before. Or would that be something you and the wikia staff do?
Again, I just want to be sure because I don't want to cause trouble with you, Glospics, or anyone. Glospics told me there were 18, but I only have an idea of a few of them.
Just let me know as soon as you can. Thank you.
P.S. I think the characters and cast pages need some alphabetical reorganizing again (again, this is something I'm unfamiliar with doing).
- Hia, I wouldn't worry about it to be honest. If wikia staff receive the correct/official information that will mean files/pictures need to be taken down they will give us the specific list of which images they are or staff may just remove them themselves. Unless we receive that notification (and I haven't heard anything more than those messages from staff that I showed you) I wouldn't bother removing images.
- However, if you did want to remove images you can simply delete it from the page it's on - although you may want to make sure you have an image to replace it with if it's an important image - screen caps from episodes or official publicity photos released by ITV/Carnical Films are a good source.
- Only admins/staff can completely remove/delete images from the wiki. I periodically go through the list of unused images and delete images we're not using but if there was anything you specifically wanted me to delete just give me the link and I'll take a look. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 23:36, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the information AO. I guess I was just still worried that this business with copyright infringement claims was going to cause more trouble with me, legal trouble that is. I certainly hope you and the staff are not facing serious trouble yourselves. As I've mentioned before, I never set out to steal, and honestly, I'd never even heard of the Glospics website until I looked it up. I just found many online articles and sources with photos, some photogalleries.
- But of course, thinking back to this now, I'm worried about posting photos again for fear that someone else might claim copyright infringement. Are there any steps you or the staff are aware of that might help avoid this problem again? WriteType (talk) 16:42, October 26, 2013 (UTC)
Glospics has infilltrated our wiki and is writting and vandelising the pages such as CS 2013.
- Hello, I'm not sure why you seem to think that vandalism in question was Glospics - there is no evidence to say that as far as I can see. However, thanks for reverting the vandalism. I've given the IP address it came from a short ban. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 23:38, October 25, 2013 (UTC)
- Well, that particular image is one we definitely can not use. The only way we could upload an image of the grave now is if it appears in an actual episode of the show and you can find or make a clear screencap of it's appearance in that episode. You also might be interested in a discussion currently taking place on the validity of that images as a reference: Sybil's grave prop - paparazzi picture. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 20:41, November 8, 2013 (UTC)
We're interested in creating a custom video for you to help promote the US premiere of Season 4. Is there a particular video you think would be cool for us to create? I was thinking a Series recap viewed through a historical lens would be neat. Would love to hear your thoughts... Thanks.
Peter 19:41, November 20, 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, thanks for your offer of help. I hate to sound ungrateful, but that sounds like a fanvid to me and we don't really cover fan created content on the wiki.
- We already have the series four trailer on the main page, and I'm also planning on introducing a featured article section (and might feature the page for series four first of all) both of which help to promote series four I think. Apologies if I'm misunderstanding and thanks again for the offer of help, but creating a video yourself sounds like a fanvid to me. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 13:40, November 21, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up about your message. So what I was thinking is a video of the "Timeline" list your community has compiled here - Timeline. It's really cool/informative content and I personally don't consider that page a 'fan page' or 'fan content' really since it's chronicling events from the show. We did a similar 'recap' video for Game of Thrones which you could view here - Game of Thrones Season 1 Video recap.
I hope that clarifies our intentions for you, but if you still feel it doesn't fit I'll certainly understand. Thanks. Peter 17:30, November 25, 2013 (UTC)
- The timeline idea could work. I put some thoughts together here which run along the same lines, but maybe with more specific suggestions. -- (talk · contr) 27 Nov 2013 12:24 PM Pacific
Hi Again, would be okay with placing the embedding the video on the Season 4 article page (http://downtonabbey.wikia.com/wiki/Series_4) if we produce it ? Or do you not want it at all ?
Thanks, Peter 21:11, November 27, 2013 (UTC)
- Sorry about not getting back to you sooner, real life and all that! I like the sound of your idea. It still sounds like a fanvid strictly speaking but go ahead and make the vid if you like. It'll look good on the main page I'm sure. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:20, November 27, 2013 (UTC)
Vehicles of Downton Abbey
Could you find or suggest a home (main link) for the Vehicles of Downton Abbey page? It could probably hang directly off the Downton Abbey | Locations menu item, or more generally a new section for "Sets, costumes and props" if there were interest in expanding to those topics.
It is basically complete thruogh season three. There are a few vehicles particularly in season three that I have not been able to identify, but hopefully a few more eyes on it might solve that.
- Yes, it definitely needs a place - you've done a lot of work on that page. Great work! I think I will add a new section for "Sets, costumes and props", because it would be great to have more pages under those topics and having it's own section might encourage people to add to it. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 14:47, December 14, 2013 (UTC)
Here's the final video, hope you like it... http://video.wikia.com/wiki/File:Downton_Abbey_-_The_Story_and_the_History_So_Far
Would be great if you could promote from your main page!
Thanks, Peter 22:13, December 13, 2013 (UTC)
- AO, would you be okay with putting this video on the main page? -- (talk · contr) 13 Dec 2013 4:02 PM Pacific
- Appologies for not replying earlier, I've been a little ill. I'll add that to the main page though. Great job on the video, it makes a good recap. Amateur Obsessive (talk) 14:44, December 14, 2013 (UTC)
Downton Abbey Upstairs/Downstairs polls
Hi there! I noticed that you're also the admin on this wikia. We're seeing more interest in this wikia now that the season has launched in the US, and we were thinking of running a similar program to what we did on Baker Street here (especially since those polls were so well received).
The idea is to put together a series of polls organized as Upstairs polls and Downstairs polls. The polls would be the same for both: Best Person You Love to Hate, Biggest Heartthrob, Most Romantic Moment, Most Scandalous Moment.
We've started collecting moments, but we thought we could also put it out to the community to add their own. I could do much like the Baker Street polls, and create a forum post or blog post asking for suggestions before creating the polls. We'll promote this like we did the Sherlock polls.
Let me know your thoughts!
- Hi there, wanted you to know we posted the polls and you can find them here ! While we didn't get to fish for suggestions from the community, we think the picks we made are a fun start. We hope you all will add to the discussion via comments!
- Acardwell415 (talk) 05:53, January 31, 2014 (UTC)Acardwell415
Hi Amateur Obsessive!
I hope you like the Downton Upstairs/Downstairs awards. I wanted to reach out to see if you and the other admins would be interested in having a skin with a higher resolution? We could either make a similar skin with the family/abbey shown, or an entirely new skin. Let me know if you are open to the idea or if you want to keep the skin as is!
Thanks so much,
Downton Abbey wiki in spanish
Hi! I'm very interested in starting a wiki in spanish about Downton Abbey. I've seen how well you and the community keep this wiki and I wanted to ask you if I could use templates and similar colors from this wiki in the new spanish one. This only in an attempt to unify both wikis. Thanks in advance for your attention. Best regards, -- Reina Rhaena Targaryen 0x36px 0x36px 20:41, March 7, 2014 (UTC)
- I can't see a problem with that myself, but I've only recently become an admin - the admin who put in place most of the templates and the look of the wiki is Fandyllic, I'd also ask them about this. Good luck with the wiki! --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:39, March 7, 2014 (UTC)
Please lock my talk page
People who get banned on the Game of Thrones Wiki keep posting on my Talk page here - please lock my Talk page so this won't affect your Wiki.
I'm not even an editor here - I posted here once to communicate with someone else, it showed up in my "other wikis" headline, and now banned people keep clicking on it. I suppose that even if you lock my talk page here they'll move on to the talk pages of other wikis I've visited...or, pester the other Admins from the Game of Thrones Wiki, on their Talk pages on other sites. But locking my Talk page would remove this nonsense from happening on your wiki.
- I'd generally only lock a talk page against anon editors if there was a lot of vandalism. I can't see that there. You could try asking Fandyllic, but I'm not sure if they'll have a different answer for you. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 15:42, July 15, 2014 (UTC)
- I wouldn't describe people trying to talk to you as vandalism.
- If you're blocking them from editing their talk page they will have to talk to you on another wiki if they need/want to. Like I said, talk to Fandyllic if you like, they might have a different opinion. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 22:59, July 15, 2014 (UTC)
What the heck is your problem? I already said I'm not coming back to your wiki. If I want to delete something on my talk page, I can because it's mine to begin with. What are you going to do next, block me for a year or permanently. See no matter what, I'm going to delete those messages. You keep abusing your rights and overpowering normal editors. --Sherrinford (talk) 22:46, July 15, 2014 (UTC)
Your assistance and thoughts are requested
Downton Community App
Hey Amateur Obsessesive,
Did you know that approximately half of the visits across Wikia are coming from mobile devices? To support that mobile traffic, Wikia is creating iOS and Android apps that focus exclusively on individual communities.
We are happy to inform you that the Downton Abbey community has been selected to receive a dedicated community app. This means that you will have an app exclusively for your community that you, the admins, can curate!
Please see this help page that will explain how and where to manage your content in your community app, and also ways to promote your Community App on your own community.
If you have any questions about the Community App itself, how to manage content on it, or how to promote it, please write in to Special:Contact.
Thanks for being an exceptional community! Good luck with the app!
External Links template
Should there be external links templates created so it's easier to put in external links of cast and crew such as imdb and twitter? I know you usually like to get people to put in a thread for community feedback so if you want me to, I can make a thread. 23:38, December 13, 2014 (UTC)
- Oops, didn't realize there was one, well you should add the plainlinks div tag so it doesn't show the external links symbol. 02:22, December 14, 2014 (UTC)
I placed a suggestion in the forum, would like your input. -- 22:56, January 3, 2015 (UTC)
- Sorry I never got back to your earlier messages. As you can probably tell, I don't really edit here anymore. I just don't have the same level of interest in Downton that I used to. I just try to keep an eye out for any spam or vandalism. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:09, January 11, 2015 (UTC)
If you want to make me an admin, I'll keep an eye on things for you! CestWhat is gone, so there's no argumentative people here. And, I've calmed down a lot since then. --HarryPotterRules1 (talk) 00:37, January 21, 2015 (UTC)
- Thanks but it's not really a job I dislike or anything. Anyway, I can't just decide things like that, you'd need to put it to a community discussion/vote if you want to be an admin. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 15:00, January 21, 2015 (UTC)
It seems you've uploaded my copyrighted image to this page:
What's more, it has been made available to all and sundry under the CC-BY-SA license. This is a copyrighted image and no such permission has been made for this use. This is a violation of my intellectual copyright. If you cannot provide me with a proof of license within 24 hours, you will be contacted by my legal representatives to begin proceedings.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
- If you look at the file history you'll see it isn't me who uploaded that file. Also you're better off contacting wikia staff about issues like this, as local admins might not always respond. However, I have deleted the file. Hope that helps. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 12:02, January 28, 2015 (UTC)
We partnered with The Republic of Tea to launch this fun Downton Abbey Tea Party Contest post. Do you think there is a section of the main page we can put it on for this week?
- There's room in the right hand column if you wanted to put it there. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:04, February 17, 2015 (UTC)
- I'm sorry, I don't. You could try messaging wikia staff and see if they know. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 20:51, March 1, 2015 (UTC)
Hello there! I'm Killian from the Once Upon a Time Wiki. Some time ago, the Downton Abbey and the OUaT wikis got affiliated. The Once Upon a Time wiki still lists this one as one of its affiliates in the homepage. I was wondering why there's no longer a list of affiliates here, and if so, I am going to remove the Downton Abbey wiki from our affiliates. Thank you for your time! KILLIAN JONES ~ I hate you, flying jellyfish! 22:04, April 11, 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia / IMDB Images for the Actors
Hello. I was wondering - since I think Wikia is Wikipedia's sister - to use Wikipedia images for the actors if there are none on the page. I wa also wondering if the IMDB images are okay. I don't really want to violate any copyright policies, so that's why I'm asking. Thanks! --RotomicAcid: Remember, we are the Edwardians 22:06, August 17, 2015 (UTC)
- Wikipedia images (WikiMedia Commons) should be okay, if they have either CC-by-SA or some free license. I would not use IMDB images, since their conditions don't really allow us to. -- (talk · contr) 18 Sep 2015 4:00 PM Pacific
How are things going?
Sorry, I've been sort of in and out. I should be more available to do things here and since Series 6 (last one!) has started, I help try to keep things up-to-date. I hope to watch the first episode of Series 6 before the next one comes out LOL. -- (talk · contr) 23 Sep 2015 8:41 AM Pacific
- Also would you be okay with me giving Ehj666 and/or RotomicAcid 'rollback' rights (see Would you like rollback rights? and Doing a good job)? -- (talk · contr) 23 Sep 2015 1:47 PM Pacific
- Don't worry about it, I've been more not here than here, myself. Thanks for taking care of the affiliates thing, I totally forgot about that.
- I think it's a good idea to give them rollback rights, they both seem like dedicated editors. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 22:02, September 23, 2015 (UTC)
Featuring Global Goals...
- Yes, of course. Sounds like a cool idea. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 00:09, September 27, 2015 (UTC)
- Global goals is a political initiative by the poster child of the road to hell paved by good intentions, the UN. It's agenda is for global governance through a thinly veiled attack on freedom, capitalism and the West in general. If successful, it will degrade the living standards of the affluent in a futile attempt to raise the living standards of the poor.
- People can agree with me or not, the point is, it is a political initiative which really has no purpose on a site such as this.
- While I agree that the UN is a flawed and ineffective organization, presuming a set of laudable goals is part of a "new world order" is both paranoid and unfounded. Unless you can present a convincing argument against a majority of the goals, your position is the more political one and precarious at that.
- It is not my intent to start an argument, especially on someone else's talk page. My point is that "it is a political initiative which really has no purpose on a site such as this". Even if I agreed with its objectives, I would say the same thing. -- Ehj666 (talk) 18:13, September 27, 2015 (UTC)ehj666
I started working on a Downton Abbey Wiki:ParentPage. I'd appreciate if you give it a look. Make any changes you deem necessary and then I'll ask Wikia staff to add it to the Parent Pages directory. -- (talk · contr) 4 Oct 2015 8:38 AM Pacific
- That looks good. Thanks for doing that, you've done a better job than I would have done. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 20:26, October 8, 2015 (UTC)
Looks like a short 3 day or so ban/block is in order, but with a warning on talk page. If Scoutpower1 continues to have disruptive edits after the block, then maybe another for a week with a warning beforehand.
- Thanks for the advice, I've given them a warning. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:48, October 30, 2015 (UTC)
Okay with Series 6 Upstairs/Downstairs Awards?
A Wikia staff member contacted me about running a Series 6 Upstairs/Downstairs Awards. You can see the post on my talk page at Upstairs/Downstairs Awards. I also started a thread on her Community Central Message Wall at Series 6 Upstairs/Downstairs Awards at Downton Abbey wiki. Chime in if you have any feedback. -- (talk · contr) 2 Mar 2016 10:54 AM Pacific
Scoutpower1 has made a large number of edits on Sybil Branson's page, enough of which are in error that the whole set should be rolled back to the edit of March 5, 13:20. I was only able to undo two edits, then unable to do any more than that. Ehj666 (talk) 06:07, March 6, 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks for letting me know! I've deleted the changes and blocked the ip. Hopefully they wont come back. --Amateur Obsessive (talk) 21:28, July 2, 2016 (UTC)