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Re: Raylan

New users deliberately won't be told about the competing site. They're trying to sweep it under the rug and pretend it doesn't exist so they can keep collecting ad impressions (revenue). Resa1983 (talk) 23:43, December 8, 2010 (UTC)

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No, new users will not be told. Resa1983 (talk) 00:35, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this oversight to my attention, Resa. I have been busy archiving threads in the forums. Havenstrom, policies in the new sticky on the forums are not new and have been around for at least the past few months. What has changed are the penalties incurred for breaking those policies. Hopefully those will be short-term. The welcome template is in the process of being altered to link to those threads, and a message may be thrown on the news section as well. I appreciate your concern with how newcomers are to be informed. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 00:42, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
Don't bother trying to direct them to Fandyllic's forum post about improving WoWWiki either. He blocked me for doing that. Astranath (talk) 00:49, December 9, 2010 (UTC)
Astranath, it's not that you were linking to that thread - which is still available after my archiving, I might add - it's the way in which you were doing it. It seemed more of a 'I don't know why you are still editing here, but go over here' sort of thing. After it was brought to my attention that my actions were premature, considering the updated policies sticky wasn't even up yet, I went ahead and unblocked you. I don't mind at all linking to the thread, but I must be mindful that the way in which it is done - even if mentioning wowpedia, for instance - is in a way that still encourages people to contribute to this site, or at least doesn't attempt to pull them away. I apologize for the premature blocking. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 00:58, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

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There's no way to judge "extent" except by looking at the template and trusting that users are both aware of it and are using it. The usage of the template both here and at wowpedia remains trivial, at best, and seems to focus mainly around pictures. Our stats, for instance, show that the template is used on less than one percent of our pages, which boils down to .1%. Raylan13@Wikia (talk) 14:39, September 5, 2012 (UTC)

WoWWiki has copied about 70 mainspace articles, while Wowpedia has copied 0 - the only thing they copied were some icons. Saying that it's not at the same extent is pretty much accurate. --Havenstrom (talk) 14:52, September 5, 2012 (UTC)

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