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  • After some thought, I extended AlexShepherd's ban. If you feel this should be reversed back to its original date, I'll take back my decision.  

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  • Hi there! I'm pleased to say that for once we're not reaching out to you to deal with a major edit war. :)

    I recently posted a proposal to adopt "no original research" as an official content policy and would be interested in your take on the matter, especially with regard to some of the past challenges the wiki has faced. You can find the topic here .

    As a side note, if I'm being completely honest this is also a defensive measure against some of the drama that the Xenoblade wiki has been recently subject to with regard to canonality of the "unofficial" Xeno franchise that spans the three publishers. I think that Xenosaga wiki has learned sufficiently from its past fan theory interactions to where we can implement policies like these without the same amount of deliberation that is required on the younger Xenoblade wiki.

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    • When you have a moment, I've posted the policy drafts to the forum discussion.

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  • AlexShepherd is once again making tons and tons of bad edits to the wiki, citing speculation as facts and inserting his mind control fetishes into some pages. I'm going to spare you the slapfight and summarize what happened:

    • Mentioning the Westboro Baptist Church on the Jesus page.
    • Arguing that Perfect Works' picture of Abel could be a picture of Lacan even though the picture clearly says "Abel" right underneath it and then explains who he is.
    • Nonstop attempts to insert brainwash and mind control into pages, claiming the entire planet of Xenogears is under mind control (false) without providing any proof for that statement.
    • HUNDREDS of page edits adding trivia, speculation and unverified facts to pages and refusing to provide basis for them.

    Apparently this guy has gotten him blocked from countless wikias already, including this one. His ban, somehow, seems to have expired or reverted, and he's been on a rampage since then.

    He is now going into full edit war mode just to spite me.

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    • When I say stop, it means stop.

      Please stop. You are not doing yourself any favors.

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    • Okay then, you robot.

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  • Oh wow, I just realized you had changed my membership! Thank you! I'll do my best to keep things clean, as well as edit more entries when I have time.

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    • No problem. I would also be willing to give you admin rights if you think you could use them (main difference being you'd be able to block people as well as change the wiki's theme and edit all pages, even if they're locked).

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    • Thank you for the offer, but right now, I'm okay with this! I'm still learning my way around things.

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  • Hey, I'm trying to stay out of this as much as possible, but just in case you don't get notifications for wall posts or are swamped with admin duty for several other wikias, AlexShepherd left a message on his wall.

    There's no need to reply to me in case this is something resolved elsewhere; I'm gonna go back to my state of lurking.

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  • http://xenosaga.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:9986 This came up in that thread I posted on the Xenoblade wikia. As I am not an admin here (nor do I plan to), I figured I'd give you a heads up, as you'd have the first and last word on anything presented on here, as well as some insight as an admin.

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  • Hey there. I noticed you haven't had any activity on this wiki since January, and I'm somewhat doubtful that you even get on this Wiki anymore. But you're the most recently active admin that I could find, so it's pretty much you or nothing. Before I go any further, I should mention that, as I'm sure you are aware, a user by the name of AlexShepherd has pretty much been monopolizing this Wiki and all its content. As far as I can see, he does not have any sort of title that sets him apart from the other users; he just simply edits this Wiki obsessively on a daily basis. And seeing as how this Wiki seems to be largely unregulated these days, typically nothing stays or go in an article that he does not want in there. One such example of this is a passage that I found in the Chu-Chu article. The passage reads as follows: "Chu-Chu is into bestiality and desires a human man to fall in love with. This is the reason she left her tribe because it is considered taboo."

    This entire statement seemed rather unusual to me, so I deleted it and asked for a citation in the description before anyone put it back up. Sure enough, AlexShepherd undid my edit and told me that what he wrote was mentioned in Perfect Works. So of course I went and looked at this entry, which can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/29956195@N08/3313895225/in/album-72157616593453778/

    I'll go ahead and repost the passage in quesiton here: "For Chuc chu, the liveliest in her tribe, she remembers a time of unrest, when her more bestial nature emerged, and it was then she determined to leave the tribe. Wanting to romance with her ideal man, she headed to the human towns."

    Now while admittedly this passage does carry some implied undertones of the character's interest in interspecies romance, AlexShepherd took this passage and ran with it, not only misinterpreting the term "bestial" as "bestiality" but also adding a whole statement speculating that such relationships are considered taboo in her tribe. So rather than get in an edit war with him, I figured that I should bring this to your attention, not only because of this small dispute, but because I think that this user has more or less claimed this Wiki for himself and is taking full advantage of the fact that he has zero accountability at the moment. I actually went to the Wikia home site and discussed this issue in the chat. Apparently, AlexShepherd has had a global ban on a few occasions and has amassed somewhat of a negative reputation for himself on various WIkis.

    In all seriousness, this Wiki is really in need of some new admins before he turns this entire WIki into his own personal headcanon Wiki. One possibility may be to bring some admins over from the Xenoblade Wiki, who are active more regularly due to the recent release of Xenoblade Chronicles X. Whatever you come up with, try to do so soon, this Wiki is in desperate need of moderation.



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    • Enjoyableari wrote: Hi there, I don't have any horse in this race over here, but considering that I was one of the people during the first craziness involved with Alex in the SH wiki, I thought I should warn you that bans rarely deter him.  When he was banned back in 2015 for that craziness over there, he got on his friends Wikia account and continued to attack everyone with that, and I believe that profile was used to edit some over here in this wiki as well. I recall us going WTF when he realized he had hopped the train over to here. 

      I'm not saying this will happen again, or if he even has the capability to do it again, but just be on the look out is all. 

      Sincerely,

      A previously and still very annoyed admin

      Ah yeah, I remember that stuff on the SH wiki. Thanks for letting us know, will look into that

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    • I'll try and start going on here more often...

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  • I just want to post a thanks for the help, it has been years since I've gone through Xenogears and a lot of the stuff you removed I had been sitting on, waiting to see if the original editor who put them there came back and tried to keep them there, and more people keeping this wiki good is great. Thanks a bunch.

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    • No prob. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of knowledge of Xenogears, so I left some stuff that may be speculation, but feel free to remove further. If you go back in the page history you can see a bunch of stuff (especially the themes) was added by AlexShepherd starting in July 2014. Based on his behavior on the Silent Hill wiki (as you can see from the links in the forum thread I highlighted), it looks like he based most of that stuff on the Xenogears page on his own personal beliefs, not from the actual game or its creators.

      Anyways, he won't be coming back anytime soon (globally blocked due to admin abuse and probably sockpuppeting), and if he does return he won't be in any position to revert/ban people. So don't worry about him, just edit according to what you think is right :)

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    • Yeah, my knowledge is limited to Xenogears, so I can really only contribute there. However, if I see anything on the other pages that seems suspect, I'll remove it.

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  • Hi there! The current background image contains strong white colors, making it extremely hard to read white text that is being entered into submission boxes (at least in Chrome). On more than one occasion I've had to use an external text editor.


    Would it be possible to adjust the current theme so that there is a more opaque layer of transparency in the edit box? Anything that makes it so that you can actually read what you're typing is welcome. (augh now I'm typing on white again and I can't see a word of what I'm saying halp)

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    • Fixed. :) It's a Visual Editor only bug. Those with Visual Editor selected in their preferences would have seen it (at least here in the comments).

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    • Rappy 4187 wrote: Fixed. :) It's a Visual Editor only bug. Those with Visual Editor selected in their preferences would have seen it (at least here in the comments).

      Ah, I see. Thanks very much.

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