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Yes, it probably is time for more admins.--{{User:ToaMatau2004/sig1}} 00:29, May 8, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it probably is time for more admins.--{{User:ToaMatau2004/sig1}} 00:29, May 8, 2014 (UTC)
== Re: Deletions ==
Czech asked me to delete them. {{User:RaceLord/Sig}}

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Do you keep disabling the comments? We aren't doing it to ruin the wiki, comments are also in the pages of Brickimedia, I can show picture proof if you want. --Awesomeknight1234

No, Knight. Please check the logs before you criticize someone else of doing it. --ToaMeiko (talk) 21:25, May 25, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Meiko. I didn't know about those logs. --Knight

That's me - article comments were never voted on here, neither in the past or present, and tend to degrade from the content here. Some admins were enabling it as a kind of "screw you Wikia" after leaving, but I've been reverting it and have notified the individuals in question. Ajraddatz (Talk) 21:59, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
For my part, I have posted a comment on a page with questions because I think there's some mistakes (I don't want to fix anything on this page: English is not my native language, I prefer to ask before) and hop it disappeared, it reappeared, it disappeared again and so on, it's really painful and with the situation of this wiki, it's not possible to ask really to someone (the situation is really "casse bonbon", it's a french expression... anyway the person who could answer my question even came to yell at me on my talk page because it does not seem to suit some people that I continue to make editions here...). Perhaps it would have been interesting to check before put off the comments if there were comments requiring answers that could be moved to a better place, but I don't think that the forum is a better place for my question and there's no good visibility on the discussion pages. --Tu-Sais-Qui (talk) 22:26, May 26, 2013 (UTC) (Member of the French Wiki LEGO)
Thanks Ajraddatz, I appreciate your actions on this
Tu-Sais-Qui: you are very welcome to edit here of course :) If I can answer any questions, or give any help, please let me know -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:57, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

"Advertising" Brickimedia

Hey Sannse. I'm sorry for what you deem as recruiting, and am especially sorry that you deemed it damaging enough to consider blocking me. As you may have noticed, I have normally left new users like Lego-dark-knight, Sparrow, Darkfox, NightWolf, Starcracker, Sly Master, and many more entirely alone in regards to the move. In addition, I have been reverting the occasional vandalism if it contains offensive language or is on a user's personal page (like a customs article, which we still can't delete, making them perfect targets for vandalism and name-tarnishing...). The main cases I've mentioned Brickimedia was if it happened to come up in passing, if people were complaining about the lack of activity (in which I was concerned for the community's image), or if they were users I have known before, just like the contrib (who used to be 2crankylandlord). Anyway, I will restrain myself from mentioning Brickimedia in the first to instances I mentioned, but in regard to the third point, what are your guidelines? Once again, I am sorry that what I was doing seemed like recruiting, and I will pay more attention to this in the future.



Hi BrickfilmNut, thanks for talking this though.
What this comes down to, is that there is no reason to link to or talk about Brickimedia on this wiki any more. If someone you knew in the past is looking for you, then they will go to your user or talk page and see the notice there. This wiki deserves every chance to move on from the fork, and referring to Brickimedia all the time isn't going to help that.
This is the sort of conflict of interest situation that I keep going on about. For example, before you knew the admin was an old user, you said: "Hehehe... sorry for the lack of upkeep at this Brickipedia; most of us have moved to Brickimedia, so we don't pay much to the attention to the vandalism here." If you were trying to rebuild this wiki, you might have said something like: "Hehehe... sorry for the lack of upkeep; it's pretty quiet here at the moment. Please keep looking out for this sort of thing and letting us know, the wiki needs more good people taking care of it".
That your priority is the other wiki, and so mentioning that wiki was more important than encouraging someone to help with this wiki, is exactly the sort of problem I worry about here. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:49, June 6, 2013 (UTC)


Can we delete our customs now? There ours not yours. And of course only the people who are moved. Soupperson1

As I've said before, you released them under the CC-by-sa. That allows anyone (including this wiki) to use them. However, they can be protected so that you don't have to worry about vandalism or other edits on them -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:00, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Well, considering that the customs were submitted under the impression that they could be removed later (CC-by-sa or not), the option for deletion would still be be preferable. However, protection is the second best option, I suppose. BrickfilmNut (talk) 17:10, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Actually you told me we'll see about the customs when the move is final, how come your only bringing up the CC-by-sa now? And we where allowed delete our customs if we didnt like them a few months ago(even before the move was mentioned). Soupperson1 Brickimediaz (take away the z) this is not an ad :PFriends girls.jpg
I mentioned the license in past discussions about customs (and/or blogs - there are too many edits for me to dig up the conversation to check my exact wording). I did say that we'd look at it again but, iirc, I said something like "when the move is complete and the wiki is stable". Given the attempts to damage this wiki recently, it's certainly not stable. I would say it's likely to be several months, if not longer, before things are truly settled. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:55, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

Something I found

When I was importing my signature over onto Brickipedia, I noticed that MediaWiki:Newarticletext contains a message related to the fork, telling editors not to create customs. This, whilst it may not be confusing for older editors who are not forking, could be very confusing for new editors who are wondering what is going on.     Jsteel7   talk‽   ‽ My Wikis:   NSW Trains     Mad As Hell     Heartbeat     RWC   07:07, June 14, 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, disgusting snitch, for pointing out a change which I forgot to reverse. Now done. Ajraddatz (Talk) 16:16, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
That was a little harsh, Ajr. BrickfilmNut (talk) 16:45, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
Ajr, that's not acceptable. It's not "snitching" for a contributor to this wiki to point out a problem on the site (thanks Jsteel7) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 16:50, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
My problem is that he isn't a contributor here. He's some Wikia suckup trying to be made an admin here. But, I'll try to control myself next time. There's also the issue of this being taken to you, rather than to me, which would be far more appropriate since I was the one who added it a long time ago (the addition being acceptable at the time, though I forgot to remove it after).Ajraddatz (Talk) 19:09, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
Just to make things clear, I have no intentions of becoming an admin here, I am just a wikia contributor who is relatively new to this site. Like any new contributor, I only have a small number of edits, but that will increase as I keep editing. Besides, I already have enough wikis on my plate for the moment. If you wonder why I am not forking, It is because of the rudeness I have encountered. I only brought this matter here because Sannse is rebuilding the wiki at the moment and clearing up the wiki.     Jsteel7   talk‽   ‽ My Wikis:   NSW Trains     Mad As Hell     Heartbeat     RWC   21:46, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
Wait up there. Just because a few people are rude regarding the fork doesn't mean its a bad site or that we wouldn't welcome you. You're perfectly welcome at Brickimedia, as is anyone. I know you have your choice to go to whichever wiki you want, but the only reason some people are being rude is because it's a stressful and difficult time, mostly on the Wikia wiki anymore, due to a few loose ends that need to be tied up. --ToaMeiko (talk) 21:49, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
I'm the only rude one around here, and judging by your edits here, you never had an intention to fork with the actual community anyway. That's OK, it is your choice. Ajraddatz (Talk) 21:56, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
No Ajr you are not the only one to be not friendly. Soupperson was rude with me with the same argumentation: "But this user thinks he's going to become an admin". It's pity to give bad intentions to people who edit here to explain your own bad comportment. In this situation, I say once again it's easier and surer to contact Sannse who will be polite with us. Maybe a little of calm would be nice. Even if you think we would be welcome on your fork, people here have also the right to be welcome and not attacked with bad reasons by other who have moved. --Tu-Sais-Qui (talk) 08:35, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
Soupperson is a user, we will deal with him/her (Yes, I'm not sure). Ajr is enthusiastic about forking and is an admin on here, he therefore wants to use hidden left-over page references to refer people, and thinks a random user popping up trying to give stuff away is not nice, though I also do not approve of that rudeness when someone found one of those left-overs. Ajr did say he would control himself next time. Also, Tu-Sais-Qui, anymore rude users you would like me to deal with? I am an admin over at Brickimedia and would happily sort it out. SirComputer - A Wikia Goner 08:50, June 15, 2013 (UTC)


Hi Sannse, could you check the "sysop protections" of the pages please? For example, 79005 The Wizard Battle is sysop protected since the 1st may for the reason "Brickimedia is waiting for you.". The only thing I want to edit is interlanguage links (page extant on german and french wikis, at least), but I don't think that this reason is good to protect this page... Thank you. "Cordialement" --Tu-Sais-Qui (talk) 16:06, June 14, 2013 (UTC) (French)

Hi, I see that Ajr has reduced the protection - but I'll try to have a closer look though the logs today, and see what else should be reversed. Thanks :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 16:50, June 14, 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Sannse. At least I don't have the words "disguting snitch" for my message, I google translate because I don't know the signification as english is not my native language and it doesn't sound very friendly... For the situation is clearer for everyone: it is not easy to know who to contact for questions or comments, it's easier to contact Sannse. At least we are received nicely... --Tu-Sais-Qui (talk) 17:06, June 14, 2013 (UTC)


Hi Sannse - I presume these things in the upload log (11 June 18th) are automatic - are all the youtube tags being uploaded as files? I Checked the IP (wondering whether it was automatic or if just someone had hacked me just to upload some random videos) and it turns out it was done using a Wikia IP (and they were from an old blog). ~ CJC 12:18, June 18, 2013 (UTC)

CJC, see this technical update post. --ToaMeiko (talk) 14:25, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Meiko. ~ CJC 16:46, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
One thing to note: they aren't actually uploaded, but they do have a file page now. A large part of this is that it means the videos can be shown on the page as thumbs, and then only loaded when you view - saving you having to load them when you visit the page (and might not want to watch them). So faster load times :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 00:17, June 19, 2013 (UTC)

Just to notify you

Just so you know, Brickimedia kind of got deleted by hacking idiot on our hosts. Therefore, we have a page saying for all of our users to get back to here for now, until our wikis (yes, the wikis and the splash page themselves were deleted. ALL TEH FILES.) and things are restored. An example of the message we have given users across all Brickimedia is on [2], or for your convenience, I will copy paste it here:

"Brickimedia is experiencing technical difficulties

An attack on our host, Ramnode, has left our content deleted.

For the moment, please see lego.wikia.com for Brickipedia."

Just letting you know, SirComputer - A Wikia Goner 19:10, June 18, 2013 (UTC)

She already knows. Whether or not brickimedia is reconstructed is still being discussed. Ajraddatz (Talk) 19:12, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
Being discussed with who, I may ask? SirComputer - Saying AGH since 2013. 20:01, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
The other sysadmins and Sannse on Skype. Brickimedia failed though. Ajr refuses to bring it back, so I, and most everyone else left. Sadly this has made several good users like BFN and KoN to leave both sites completely. It was a waste of time from the start... --ToaMeiko (talk) 22:42, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
BFN's still here... --Jay is Gone. 23:23, June 18, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, but he said to me in PM he's thinking about moving on. --ToaMeiko (talk) 00:47, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
As ToaMeiko says, I'm talking to him and others on Skype. I don't want that to be exclusive though, so if others (especially other admins and long-time users) wants my Skype ID, please let me know -- sannse (help forum | blog) 00:29, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
I've never really used Skype although just made another account (can't remember the other two :P) - can you do non-voice based chats on it, as I lack voice-y stuff? (Kingcjc95) ~ CJC 11:47, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
I'll talk to Sherm about the future of LSW. LMBW know what they are doing, I assume, along with CUUSOO. SirComputer - Saying AGH since 2013. 15:13, June 19, 2013 (UTC)


When exactly did Brickimedia die like the date.


Why on Earth are you asking her this? This past Sunday. Ajraddatz (Talk) 22:08, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
Not exactly, die. At least we have our Wikias, and at least we are a group. Sherm and I are scheming a plot ATM about lifting LSW from it's non-Wikia Brickigrave. SirComputer - Saying AGH since 2013. 15:30, June 21, 2013 (UTC)

Closing Threads

I understand some threads needed to be closed but why did you reopen the one I closed just to close it yourself. What was the point? I close a thread, and then you reopen it just to close it again. Why? I don't get it. I can't understand why you would do that. Why would anyone do that? And, no, I am not a hypocrite because I said why I reopened the thread to close it. It was mostly just telling people that happened. I should tell people in a different place next time but, just, why? WHY? It is so pointless and just involves useless edits. --BZ, Custom Slizer Wiki admin (talk) 12:39, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

When Sannse closes a thread, she can close it indefinitely. When you close it, any registered user can re-open it. She doesn't want it re-opened, which is why she closed it. --ToaMeiko (talk) 15:57, June 26, 2013 (UTC)
I thought whenever an admin closes a thread, only admins or higher-ups can re-open it. --Jay, the Cyber Assassin 16:15, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

That explains it. Never mind, I didn't know. --BZ, Custom Slizer Wiki admin (talk) 16:16, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

Helping Brickipedia

Hi Sannse.
I'm interested in getting Brickipedia back on it's feet since the fork failed. As you would have a lot of experience in building up wikis due to being a staff member, I was wondering what were the best procedures to take to build this wiki up.
In Him,
Agent Charge 04:03, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Actually, I don't really have experience of building up wikis at all :) My job (and before that, my hobby) has always been about maintaining wikis and their communities, rather than starting or building them. But the things that I believe are important, are making people feel able to make their first edits, and then making them feel that those first edits are welcomed and valued. Communication is a key to that of course, and I'm a great believer in making extra effort to talk to those who make a good start, and encourage them to stay around.
Beyond that, I made some suggestions here, which I hoped would bring in people to look, in the hope that some of them would make the leap to editing. The vast majority of readers will never edit. So the more you can bring in to read, the more change of attracting those elusive potential editors.
I guess there are no big revelations in that: get people here, keep them here :) But you have the advantage of already having great content, and good people here. If you can encourage (or keep encouraging) a welcoming environment, that will go a long way too -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:30, July 1, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. In Him,
Agent Charge 04:54, July 2, 2013 (UTC)

Chat Q

Random question - when you post something in chat, is that counted as being released under the same license as other interactions (edits, blogs, etc.) here? ~ CJC 22:45, July 6, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it's still text on Wikia, so it's under the same license. That said, in many chat circles it's considered impolite to publish conversations without permission. It's harder to think out what's said on chat because it's so instant, and it can be easy to take comments out of context. But that's a social convention (and not true of all chats) not a legal one -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:36, July 8, 2013 (UTC)

Top Ten Lists

Out of curiosity, why did you enable Top Ten Lists? --ToaMeiko (talk) 01:04, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

Because I was looking at ways to increase the number of people who made a step towards editing. It might not be much, but a click on a top 10 list might encourage someone to click on an edit link :) Of course, the top 10 feature has it's downsides, as you saw with my annoying flooding of RC. But it's a good concept - I hope to argue for it being given another round of work in the future -- sannse (help forum | blog) 19:18, July 15, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I do think Top 10 Lists are a very good and building feature, but they need some work. I look forward to later versions of the feature. -MassiveSodaDuck{{{1}}} 19:21, July 15, 2013 (UTC)
It also means that it's a slower learning curve towards getting mature editors, IMO. --Jay, keep calm, and sharpen your sword. 19:26, July 15, 2013 (UTC)
I personally don't see it as something Brickipedia needs. I'd prefer those kinds of opinion-related pages be kept to user blog pages, which they seem to be doing successfully already there. Maybe if there was a better way to restrict what can and cannot be added to top ten lists, it would be better, but for now, I think blogs work just fine for the same need and purpose. --ToaMeiko (talk) 19:26, July 15, 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 20:36, July 15, 2013 (UTC)

Alienlego4 must be banned

Look, he's underage. http://lego.wikia.com/index.php?title=User%3AAlienlego4&diff=1463826&oldid=1459089 --Dino2012! FEAR ME!!! ROAAAR!!! 19:02, July 14, 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I've dealt with this. It's best to pass on such info (if you need to) via Special:Contact though, it's a bit more private with a sensitive topic :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 19:19, July 15, 2013 (UTC)

My brother uses this computer to "mislead" staff by the way. --Dino2012! FEAR ME!!! ROAAAR!!! 17:18, July 16, 2013 (UTC)

And how are we supposed to believe that? You have to think about this from our standpoint. We don't know if you have a brother or not, and if it was really him. All we know is that you broke a few policies, and other accounts that were in chat and on the wiki were checked and appeared to be owned by you from those checks, therefore, for the safety of the wiki, we have to assume the accounts are owned and were used by you. --ToaMeiko (talk) 17:21, July 16, 2013 (UTC)

O.K I understand. --Dino2012! FEAR ME!!! ROAAAR!!! 17:22, July 16, 2013 (UTC)


Can u delete my blogs? Please respond here-Soup

Hi, please ask one of the admins. Thanks -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:03, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
You're an admin. --Jay 18:08, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
She's not a local admin, and it's not her responsibility to do what should be done by the local admins. --ToaMeiko (talk) 18:10, July 22, 2013 (UTC)

Chat conversation

Hi Sannse!

As you can see from the picture, Marty needs to be blocked by US law. File:Lol at you marty.PNG

P.S: I like your new avatar.

Hi, just to let you know, screenshots, logs, or any other indirect record from a wiki chat is not viable evidence to use as justification for a block by Wikia Staff. Whether or not this user claimed to be under the age listed as acceptable in Wikia's Terms of Use, unless it was said by the user in a wiki contribution (i.e. edit, blog post, comment, forum), Wikia cannot block a user for being under the listed age of Wikia's policy.
Another thing I have to say is that from the looks of this, it looks like you were fishing this user to give personal information (such as age), which is not acceptable. Please read Brickipedia's policies and be sure to follow them at all times. Thanks, ToaMeiko (talk) 02:26, August 18, 2013 (UTC)
File:LEGO Ban thing.png

YoungMario14 admitting to being underage.

Youngmario14 is 12, you know what this means. --Rainbow Dasher! I'm a banana! 18:40, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it means that I've blocked you for a day for harassing people on-chat. Stop it. It is not your responsibility or concern what age someone is, so stop asking people about it and worrying about it. Ajraddatz (Talk) 20:02, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
My mind was on a totally different track. --Jay 20:57, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
I'll also point out that something else in the Terms of Use is: "You agree not to use the Service to [...] Solicit personal information from any user under the age of 18" -- sannse (help forum | blog) 21:56, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Added a link to the word "solicit". --Jay 21:59, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Good point :) legal speak is often so odd, and sometimes the dictionary doesn't make it much easier! in this case, the meaning is "ask for" or "request" -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:43, August 21, 2013 (UTC)
Or panhandle. :P --Jay 23:48, August 21, 2013 (UTC)

(Random question, why are the Wikia staff signatures always lowercase? --Jay 23:48, August 21, 2013 (UTC))

I don't think they are... are they? Mine is just an old habit from when I used the nick in forums, plus a bit of laziness with the shift key ;) I also write it with an uppercase sometimes now though, as it's the name I use offline too -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:11, August 22, 2013 (UTC)


I am outrage to find you have blocked Meiko again. Expect a strongly worded email within the next 3 to 5 working days --Brick bobby talk What has wikis ever done for us?! 21:39, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. This is quite ridiculous. His edits were on a test wiki, and his edits were also easily revertable. You could have reverted them, yet you choose to globally block him? Ridiculous. Why not close the test wiki instead? What harm does that do? --Legøfanyøda 22:00, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Meiko is one of the best users we've had. He went above and beyond editing in getting Brickipedia recognized as a fan community to be supported by TLG.... - BF2 Talk 22:01, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

This block is ridiculous, he is one of the better current users. He has done so much here and you choose to block him because of the edits on his test wiki? Removing the ads on a wiki no one visits is not a big deal. Darth henry The Dojo Turtles! 22:34, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

Well, this is the second time this is happening on this talk page.... Really, the main thing I'm concerned about with this block is the lack of warning and communication. It was an easy problem to deal with in a way other than blocking Meiko, and as I said the last time this happened, the implications of your sudden and extreme actions are disconcerting. BrickfilmNut (talk) 22:41, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

The least you could do was tell him not to use the code.

And I'm searching for a way to show you that blocking him was wrong. --Jay 22:45, September 11, 2013 (UTC)

I am very confused to see Meiko was globally blocked on Wikia :( Administrators of the English LEGO Wiki said to you above that he was one of the best users on their wiki. I'm administrator of the French LEGO Wiki and his presence is also much appreciated on our wiki where he helps us since July. --Tu-Sais-Qui (talk) 15:58, September 12, 2013 (UTC)

Hi all, I've replied to this on CJC's blog -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:57, September 12, 2013 (UTC)


To you, from me.



This is an outrage you blocked Meiko and Meikobot! Why???

- -Brix

Hi, please see CJC's blog -- sannse (help forum | blog) 16:58, September 19, 2013 (UTC)


Hey Sannse. There are a few questions I wanted to ask you in chat. Would you be available to speak to sometime soon? BrickfilmNut (talk) 04:42, September 23, 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I would prefer for it to be on Skype, if that's possible? At the moment, I'm expecting to be here all day (San Francisco time) although that may change if I'm called away. I'm sannsec on Skype -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:31, September 23, 2013 (UTC)
I don't have a Skype, unfortunately. :-( Is there a wikia chat you would be on tomorrow? BrickfilmNut (talk) 21:56, September 23, 2013 (UTC)
I'll be in Community Central chat for a while, and should be in there on and off tomorrow. Sorry not to have been around much today, I was hoping to be in chat more -- sannse (help forum | blog) 01:07, September 25, 2013 (UTC)


  • I can't claim to now much of what's going on, but I assume from your message LFY has said he is Meiko, then when you did the logical think of blocking, suddenly realised he is being stupid. I've seen multiple references to him being "Meiko's _____" (in private chat logs that people like posting to private wikis and then linking to each other so they can cause big fights because they are stupid enough to save the conversations where they badmouth eachother), but I can almost certainly state that that is all LFY is to Meiko. He is just someone who agrees with 99.9% of what Meiko says and does :P - I'm guessing he said so in an attempt to stand up to you or something, so he got blocked and could be all heroic about it, when really its just him being a bit silly and stupid :) . ~ CJC 19:29, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
    • You've got the gist of it. I'm afraid I was trolled, and fell for it. Now why is it LEGO that gets me out of my (usually) firm stance that I won't talk about reasons for blocks? Although in this case, I want to be sure that the reason is understood, and not thought to be me (or Wikia) being random. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:31, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
  • Heh, yeah, per CJC :) (Although, I wasn't trying to be a "hero" or anything, I was just being a bit dumb and random ;)) Also, I totally understand the reason. :P -LFY

For when your day needs more 'Who'

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eupac0eSPwx4xSGDge_2O8rVs82nV0A9-9xaU3yyDnY/edit Just in case you forgot. ;) Galadhanu (talk) 05:36, November 7, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks :) Dunno when I'll get back to Who, but it's good to have the links -- sannse (help forum | blog) 19:36, November 7, 2013 (UTC)


Are u cruel?

Well I try not to be... although my dog may disagree when I insist on washing her... -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:12, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

Weird spotlight

One of the Wikia spotlights on the bottom of the page said, "I love writing Wikia."


How many people actually do?

--Jay 22:15, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

Well it's more that the wiki itself has an odd name. It's the "I Love Writing" Wikia. Possibly it should have had those quotes to make it a little easier to read (although the last word is part of the official name)
But to answer the question - dunno exactly, I'd say it's a few hundred thousand though -- sannse (help forum | blog) 00:22, November 13, 2013 (UTC)


Quick question for you whenever you are around. I'll idle in Bricki and CC for a while if you're free. ~ CJC 16:05, November 22, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry I missed you, I'm usually around from about 9am to 5pm San Francisco time, so 5pm to 1am UTC. I can sometimes get on earlier or later, if I know in advance... or, of course, you can contact me via Special:Contact :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:03, November 22, 2013 (UTC)


What's with all the user rights removal? --Jay 22:19, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I see you saw Thread:344355 now, but I'll link again in case anyone else has this question -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:34, January 30, 2014 (UTC)
When might I be able to get them back? In the near future, I don't have any plans to harm Brickia in the near future -- and, there needs to be at least some local admins to take care of the usual things here. I might not leave if I have something useful to do here -- there seems to be no shortage of editors right now, but we need some local admins and crats to run everything. --Jay 22:40, January 30, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I agree that's what we need. However, those admins should be people who are fully dedicated to this wikia - not people who would really rather this one goes away. So we need to be sure that the future admins are not only agree not to harm this wiki, but also want it to grow, thrive, and be the most successful LEGO wiki online. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:20, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

Brief request.

Hi, Sannse! Now that everyone is gone, I was wondering if I could be an admin/beauraucrat here. I don't plan on joining that one place that probably shouldn't be mentioned here. I would like to keep this wiki going, as there are no admins here besides the VSTF. I find a wikia version of this place to be a bit more convenient and user-friendly than the other one. Hope you consider this, as this is quite a serious request. Have a great day!

(By the way, dancing sounds fun. ;)) Galadhanu (talk)

Hi Galadhanu. Thanks for volunteering for this. I suspect there will be a few people who are staying and want to talk on one or more special roles. The main thing is that we need the wikia to be as stable as possible for that, which means that it is moving along normally, with people editing and working on all the usual things (albeit without some good people, who have chosen to leave)
So what I'm looking for if for people who have decided to stay to continue editing, carry on talking in forums, chat and elsewhere, and for the remaining community (and any new people who join it) to see for themselves which of them would be the best admins and bureaucrats. Anyone can revert a bad edit, or says somehting useful in the forums, or tag pages for deletion. Anyone hoping to be an admin on the wikia should do that for now :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:49, February 2, 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I know. This weekend was quite busy, so I haven't been editing. I will get to it as soon as I can, and not just to get rights, but to keep the place going. TARDIS2.png Galadhanu Talk 23:24, February 2, 2014 (UTC)
Can you delete Blake? I don't have admin, and your the only one I can turn to. XD Galadhanu (talk)
Except that is a valid source. Stop making bad edits in a blatantly obvious attempt to become an admin. Ajraddatz (Talk) 07:04, February 3, 2014 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and reverted some of your other bad edits too. Removing random information from pages isn't helpful nor improving the quality of articles. As Sannse said, admins will be decided by the community to some extent - do you think that the future community would approve of an admin who is making unhelpful contributions? Ajraddatz (Talk) 07:08, February 3, 2014 (UTC)
As Ajr says, the decision will include the community. So it's them that need to be impressed much more than me :) -- sannse (help forum | blog) 20:54, February 3, 2014 (UTC)
What makes an edit good or bad? I try to make an article easier to read. I try out Brickimedia, get banned for trolling that never even occurred, while being harassed by your community. Meiko specifically told me that if I didn't remove it, I would be tainting Brickipedia's name. Besides, it isn't a completely valid source. Blake isn't an actual character, and his actor doesn't even exist. Yes, I know it would be a community decision. I am not just here to get admin, I actually want to contribute, but I'm busy. And how harassed I'm being doesn't make me feel appreciated. At all.

(Sorry this is on your talkpage, Sannse. But it seems relevant.) TARDIS2.png Galadhanu Talk 07:15, February 9, 2014 (UTC)

If that's true, and IMDB has listed a non-existent actor's name, then it could be removed. IDK what Meiko has to do with this though, when was he telling you what to delete? Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:29, February 9, 2014 (UTC)
The night I was banned. He said that if I didn't remove it, I would be tainting Brickipedia's name, and that I already was.

It wasn't just criticism. It was full on being insulted. TARDIS2.png Galadhanu Talk 06:28, February 10, 2014 (UTC)

Can you please delete all pages in this category [3]?--Download.jpgToa Matau47307dg.jpg 19:45, February 12, 2014 (UTC)


I hear Sean replied to this. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 19:29, February 13, 2014 (UTC)

He hasn't replied to the reply to the reply though :P - I obviously can't file a legally thing what with me not being LEGO, but images like this violate Brickipedia policy, which I can't exactly enforce. ~ CJC 20:48, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
I'll repeat my reply on CC, in case you don't see that. "Anything else can wait until the wikia has new admins, it will be up to them to decide (with the remaining and future community) what the wikia's policy is."
If you are one of the new admins, it will be part of your role to work this out. But for now, the images can wait -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:23, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
When will that be, because, I'm trying to help out the mess that people keep trying to make, since its unfair on people like Matau, but its very hard when, for example, no one can rename pages back to original names (since redirects exist). (Also, I seem to lack a move button? I have to go through the url bar to get the special page). Anyway, for now, shouting at them works, but only for about an hour or two. If at least someone had admin rights here, then things might get done here and people who can't move on will be forced to and everyone is happy. ~ CJC 23:37, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
(Pretend I clicked publish before you started blocking, as that might invalidate some points slightly, though not enough for me to read back through and check :P) ~ CJC 23:39, February 13, 2014 (UTC)

About the admins vote, can I qualify? I have been on this wiki for nearly 2 years and have over 600 edits. Googlydoe (talk) 03:22, March 9, 2014 (UTC)


What does wikia's guidelines say about pages like this?I think it is acceptable as it is a way for users that stayed here to contact/find the users that went to the other site.--Download.jpgToa Matau To the archive!47307dg.jpg 22:54, March 9, 2014 (UTC)

My guess is that it won't be allowed. We are okay with people having a message on their user/talk pages to say they have moved on, but a category is one step beyond that. I'll have to confirm that though -- sannse (help forum | blog) 16:28, March 10, 2014 (UTC)

Could you please give Dilster101 a 3 day ban. He keeps breaking Brickipedia's rule about not editing other user's custom articles without the creator's permission or a reason (adding the custom header). He has already gotten 2 warnings and a notice about his ban. I just can't ban ban him because I am not admin.--Download.jpgToa Matau To the archive!47307dg.jpg 01:16, March 11, 2014 (UTC)

Yep, done -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:16, March 11, 2014 (UTC)

Help With Contacting Admins

Hello, I've had an issue with another member, how would I go about contacting an administrator? Cyber-Shadow6 (talk) 01:05, March 12, 2014 (UTC)

Effectively, you just did. How can I help? (Please use Special:Contact if you need privacy. -- sannse (help forum | blog) 18:34, March 12, 2014 (UTC)
I was discussing something with a user named Vovin123, and he ended up locking the thread without warning, claiming that I was attacking him and acting immature. Would you mind checking the thread and telling me if I was indeed attacking him? Here's the thread: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:348731#30. I'm sorry if I'm wasting your time.
P.S. I assumed that since you were a member of Wikia, you wouldn't be involved in this kind of stuff. Cyber-Shadow6 (talk) 18:51, March 12, 2014 (UTC)
Generally I'm not. But it's an odd situation here at the moment.
I don't read what you said as immature, although I think things were starting to get a bit heated (especially with the reply here). But then I don't think Vovin's tone was perfect either (although always remember that the tone you, or I, "hear" is not always the one meant by the writer. It's easy to put your own interpretation on things without meaning to)
I do think the thread was going off-topic. It had developed from "what lego might release" to "is Marvel or DC the best". In some conversations, no one minds that sort of diversion, but in others people want to keep to the original topic.
I don't think that removing the thread was ideal (it wasn't closed, anyone could replace it) it would have been better for the conversation to be calmed and gently brought back to the original topic. But I don't think there was any big harm here, it looks unlikely that either of you would have convinced the other anyway ;) Best just to see it as a case of immovable opinions on both sides, and move on to other discussions -- sannse (help forum | blog) 22:50, March 12, 2014 (UTC)
I agree that we did get off topic, and I did get a little heated. Thank you for your time. Cyber-Shadow6 (talk) 12:09, March 13, 2014 (UTC)


So, then, the dozen or so users who had it on their page like the last time we moved, feeling that this indicated it was fine, now have a broken message on their page without their knowledge? Including users like Meiko who can't alter it? What difference does a template make, may I question? BrickfilmNut (talk) 21:02, March 17, 2014 (UTC)

You posted a message on Matau's talk saying that my customs cannot be removed. I feel slightly offended. I do not want my customs of that theme to be viewed anymore, hence the request for deletions. Before, a creator of a custom had that right, as people may not want their customs here anymore. I feel that you do not have control over my art, and should not be part of my decision of getting rid of my stuff. And yes, I said art. Customs are a type of art, and art should be owned by the artist. In a museum, an artist can request that his painting or statue or sculpture be taken down. Why can I not do the same here? Matau had good judgement and deleted my customs, as I wanted them to be removed. You may also use the argument that it's partnership-built theme, but my building partner has also agreed that it should be removed from here. --Knight

The main argument Sannse will use is how, legally, your customs don't "belong" to you. It's kind of like that forum thread with Patrick using the others' images. What wikia is allowed to do and what it should do are quite different. The main issue is that they're ignoring all of the context in which those customs were created, and I doubt they will ever address it. I'm quite frustrated to see that it doesn't look like we'll even be able to work it out with the new community anymore, despite wikia's claims that the new community is their focus. BrickfilmNut (talk) 21:50, March 17, 2014 (UTC)
Although Sannse is legally allowed to, doesn't mean she shouldn't. Remember, these are my customs that I do not want to be viewed here anymore. Would it really cause trouble for you for my customs to be taken down? You may be legally right, Sannse, but it doesn't mean you're doing right by not allowing me to delete my customs. --Knight

BrickfilmNut: I'm fine with them replacing the text directly on their userpages

Awesomeknight and BrickfilNut: Please read what I wrote again. To quote myself

"Please be careful with deletions"
"there is no obligation to delete them"
"it shouldn't be done if it diminishes this wikia"

There is nothing there that says they cannot be removed. There is a request for care, a comment on whether they have to be deleted, and a reminder that the decision should be made with the wikias best interests in mind.

BrickfimNut: I did not say the pages don't belong to Knight. I said "that's partially right". The other part is that he already gave permission for this wikia to use them. And with a license that can't be retracted. I see no moral problem with using a license that was granted by the copyright holder - despite having had problems with the way some of my own work has been used in the past. That's just part of the choice to use open content. (But again, read above. This paragraph is about the question of ownership, not a comment on whether the customs will be/stay deleted.)

-- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:05, March 18, 2014 (UTC)

The main issue with the template deletion, though, is about users who now have a broken template on their page and, of course, haven't been notified about it. It feels like a change to a past agreement that was made without consulting or even informing those of the past agreement. As for the last sentence of my reply to Knight regarding the customs, that is my fault for not bothering to read carefully enough about the comment you left on Matau's talk page, I'll admit. I was already kind of upset about the Template thing, and I guess that annoyance carried over where it shouldn't have, so I apologize for that. BrickfilmNut (talk) 17:21, March 18, 2014 (UTC)
The past agreement was that they could have a notice with a link on their talk page. Not on a template page. I'm moving on from this now -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:03, March 20, 2014 (UTC)

Syntax Error in NavTemplate source code

Sannse, while attempting to repair the Legends of Chima characters template, I found a syntax error in the NavTemplate source code. I have enclosed the damaged sections here(entries 16 and 20), and hope that Wikia will repair this as quickly as possible, as it could cause errors in other templates that load NavTemplate.

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{{#if:{{{title-20|}}}|<th width="15%" align="center">{{{title-1|}}}:</th>}} <td align="left">{{#if:{{{no-replace-20|}}}|{{{content-20|}}}|{{#replace:20{{content-1|}}}|\|{{!}}}}}}</td>

Stone Warrior (talk) 04:13, March 20, 2014 (UTC)

I thought this was fixed a few days ago (and forgot to come back to notify you)... I'll check again -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:03, March 20, 2014 (UTC)
Yep. I fixed that here. Rappy 17:07, March 20, 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Rappy -- sannse (help forum | blog) 17:09, March 20, 2014 (UTC)


I tried emailing one of my friends here on Wikia through the Wikia Email thingy, but it said I have no access for doing that. I tried another wiki. Wouldn't work. I'm not blocked, so I'd like to know if this is intentional or not. :S --Knight

Yes, that feature has been depreciated... when we looked into it, it was rarely used. Sorry for the inconvenience -- sannse (help forum | blog) 23:48, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

What's going on?

Do yo know what's happening? All the pages say their slated for deletion, and have no pictures or actual information. Does anyone know what's happening? Stone Warrior (talk) 10:51, May 3, 2014 (UTC)

Hi, it was a vandal, with some really nasty template vandalism. Ajr banned them globally, but everyone on the wikia will need to watch out for more problems for a while! -- sannse (help forum | blog) 00:36, May 4, 2014 (UTC)


Yes, it probably is time for more admins.--Toa Matau Destiny 00:29, May 8, 2014 (UTC)

Re: Deletions

Czech asked me to delete them. Fire Infernal.pngRaceLord talk, Lord of NothingFire Infernal.png

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