Hey Skye! I'm checking in with you due to the support ticket you sent to Fandom in regards to the Super Sentai Wiki and it having duplicated content from this wiki.
Maybe it's a happy coincidence, but I messaged Digi about that same wiki yesterday. I had noticed as well that they nearly verbatim copied content from here, so I had asked him to check the wiki to see if there was perhaps any salvageable content. If not, we're happy to just close that wiki for you and turn it into a redirect to this one.
Just for future reference, as the Wiki Manager for this community, you may always contact me directly (on my message wall or Discord, whichever you prefer) for anything you would want Fandom to know and would normal file a support ticket via Special:Contact. I'd be happy to help you out. LadyLostris / SOAP
hi there Lostris. sorry to interupt this message. i'm not SkyeGear but i notice the similarities on Hurricaneger page on both Super Sentai Wiki and this wiki. some of editors and founder are from this wiki who were blocked.
Yes, I noticed that, as well as the similarities between the two wikis, which is why I came with the request to see if there is some original content there that could be salvaged and added to this wiki before the other one would be closed and redirected. No use in having two wikis around with exactly the same content.
Thanks for getting back with us. This isn't the first time someone's copied our Wiki, sadly, and it probably won't be the last. The contributors are all current or former Editors who just pulled copy/pasted material from us to push over there. While I've not seen every article, each one I've browsed hasn't added anything worth salvaging for our Wiki, all of them seeming to be exact duplicates. We would appreciate its being shut down, and the redirect would help too.
Thanks for your help! I'll keep you in mind the next time we run into any issues.
Also, some of our Admins have been inactive due to the Pandemic or personal reasons. For the moment, the best Admins to contact would be myself, Guardian of the Hall, and nbajammer for quick responses. Thanks!
Lady Lostris wrote: Yes, I noticed that, as well as the similarities between the two wikis, which is why I came with the request to see if there is some original content there that could be salvaged and added to this wiki before the other one would be closed and redirected. No use in having two wikis around with exactly the same content.
one of Ranger Wiki "Digifiend" already confirmed that the plagiarized Wiki is not him as he tried to remove everything but the editors and founder revert his edit and didn't care at all.
@Skye: I relayed your request, the wiki will be shut down and redirected shortly. Copying content without giving credit is sadly something as old as the street. I guess you can take comfort in Wilde's quote of "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness." There's something to be said about that when it comes to this wiki :-) That said though, imitation is also annoying, so if you ever discover such wikis again, don't hesitate to reach out to me, and I'll make sure the appropriate action is taken.
And thanks for letting me know whom best to contact! Is there perhaps a general place where I could contact all admins at once? It's just that I don't want to keep spamming the boards with the same message to several people 😅 I generally just look to who was active the last and try my luck with them :-D
@Remainedfear: same goes for you, if you discover duplicated wikis, feel free to let me know!
Skye on wiki and Nbajammer over Discord both got back to me about this. Skye looked at several pages but came to the same conclusion as I had: all copied content. I went ahead and requested that wiki to be shut down and redirected to this one. Thank you nonetheless for reaching out to the other admins about this as well!
I guess I'm confused because there are a lot of fan photoshops on the wiki that haven't been deleted, including some SPD female red and blue photoshops added the same day I put up my Time Force Black, and only mine was deleted, so it felt very arbitrary and targeted. And the articles for Magis and Tyler Rinker have fan photoshops on their main page despite having official art. It seems as though everybody can do what they want but when I add a picture or edit an article suddenly somebody pops up with all these reasons why users X,Y and Z can do the same thing I did and it's ok but I can't.