Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Time to do a classic rant post, this time about chronic wiki troublemakers

I haven't done a rant post in awhile, so be warned, below will have me spewing a little sulfur over stupid people on the internet, but before I get to that, a little shoutout to Fighteer at TV Tropes.

I already told you this privately, but I'm going to say it publicly. I apologize for ever having any resentment or contempt for anything you've done on TV Tropes. I've had your job long enough that I can now more than understand why you were so short with people who made fools of themselves and gave you grief when you exercised your mod authority, and I apologize for ever considering you too heavy handed, especially since I've been in your shoes long enough I understand why you often resorted to that.

This applies all my previous early rant posts about you, where I fall on my sword and apologize for being a jackass, in public.

That out of the way, here goes.

One of the things that makes me claw the sides of my head in frustration are the people who got kicked off TV Tropes, migrate to our Wikia fork, and do the exact same crap that got them in trouble there, then act all butthurt when we don't like it.

What's especially facepalm worthy is when they try to defy gravity, roll their stupid uphill, and then try to do the exact same thing at the Miraheze fork of All The Tropes.

You have to be a special kind of retarded to make an ass of yourself in the exact same manner on three separate sites and not expect to get backlash.

Seriously, I have had to deal with a ton of assholes and morons who think our fork of TV Tropes means they can get away with shit guys like Fighteer rightfully called them on the carpet for like plagiarism, edit warring, manual of style violations, and other obvious policy violations, many of which are highly similar if not identical policies on ATT Wikia/Miraheze.

In case these dumbbells ever read this post, here's a concise list of what's actually different;

1. We allow troping adult works TV Tropes can't.
2. We avoid ads on Miraheze, and ads don't influence our content on Wikia.
3. We have a different process for making new tropes.

Otherwise, a lot of our operation is lot like TV Tropes, just modified in some minor to moderate ways, but most of the same crap that made Fighteer have to throw the book at troublemakers is the same crap I and my beleaguered colleagues have had to do the same on at ATT, now I have more than ample respect for the guy for not losing his mind, especially since I've essentially become the guy in so many ways I'd be a hypocrite to criticize him very much at all anymore.

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