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Merrystar

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  • I live in Planet Earth
  • My occupation is being a person
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  • I want you know that I did not make the edits you reverted on Supernanny Fanon Wiki. You see, there's a hacker going around various wikis named Novazoid who's hacking into accounts and vandalizing wikis in attempts to demolish them. Once again, I did not do the edits and I appreciate your undoing them.

    -useless worthless sack of potatoes (aka chrome)

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    I would like to report a problem I've recently been met with on the Sopranos wikia. User FrederickM who recently was given the admin status due to your decision has decided to demote me without consulting me or anything of any regard for my current status. I have been monitoring that site for well over many years since you originally promoted me many years ago. And now this person came and demoted me on the merit that I did not make edits for 3 months time. This is not commonplace in my mind. All other wikia sister projects where I am an administrator, I am currently working with over 10 administrators and they never get demoted simply due to inactivity. If someone becomes inactive, they retain their admin status but we notate that they are "currently inactive". We do not assume control of an entire wikia and demote someone immediately on this basis. I would like your assistance in regaining my adminship which was very recently stripped without consulting me and maintaining that this not happen again as I am the strongest contributor of the Sopranos wiki as can be seen by my evident contribution in the past. I would like nothing more than to retain my position as the administrator without having someone infiltrate and demote the currently established adminship without warning. I don't mind allowing this new member to join the administrative ranks but I am not fond of having my own adminship stripped solely on the basis of inactivity for months. The Sopranos Wiki is the second-most wiki for which I've actively contributed in the past and I'd prefer to retain my administrative status. I do not appreciate being removed without any prior notice solely based on inactivity. Please reinstate the status for I will be making an attempt to add further data and make for additional informational guidelines in the future. Additionally, what you see on the wikia is under surveillance by me at a systematic basis for which I do not allow vandalism or any such mishap to occur. Such incidents have not arisen since years beforehand which is why activity has been lower than usual. But I would highly appreciate not being removed from administrative status at the time. Please reinstate my status as soon as you get a chance. Thanks again. The error in this user FrederickM's method is that we do not remove administrators currently enlisted in any wikia or its sister projects. We retain all the administrative rights and allow others to join and accordingly add to the database. It's incorrect to assume that having one administrator would suffice to say be better than another. It's more proper and logical to retain all administrators who are willing to maintain their rights as opposed to strip them solely based on inactivity. I am currently participating on numerous wikia projects and none of which we demote administrators who are currently operating. Additionally, three months is nothing compared to the years of editing we have contributed. We have some administrators who have been inactive for over 2 years but still retain their administrative rights as they may choose to return to normal activity. In this case, we label them as "currently inactive" on the administrative panel and allow them to return at their own leisure. To assume control of a wikia and remove administrative rights without consulting the administrator is little more than erroneous. I prefer not to continue debating this with someone who immediately demotes someone on the basis of inactivity. I've tried to report this to the wikia community database because I am highly dissatisfied with this approach. Any help in reinstating me would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance Merrystar! - {{SUBST:User:PrinceZarbon/sig2}} 01:45, May 10, 2015 (UTC)
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    • Hello. This is a completely inappropriate place to message me about this; given that you also messaged me (and have been answered) on the wikia in question it is also completely unnecessary. If you disliked my response you need to send your complaint to Special:Contact.

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  • You've always been kind and helpful to me. Do you have an email where I could ask your opinion and advice on things? If you'd prefer - I'll be more than happy to send you mine.

    Thanks, trf

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    • Hello. The easiest option would probably be to send a message through Special:Contact and flag it with my name. Would that be ok?

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    • Yes. But when I clicked on Special Contact, It took me to a page - but I saw no way to 'Flag' my message to you. I think other's could easily read what I wanted to ask you. I'm thinking that the message would go to a generic junk-pile - which moderators read. My putting "Message to Merry Star" doesn't prevent others from opening it. I'd just rather keep this between you and myself. If there's no way - don't worry about it. I just wanted your advice about a couple of things... nothing all that big. Thanks.

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    • You could just use the general contact form. The only other people who could read it would be Wikia community support staff; is that a problem? I'm not sure what you mean by moderators. We generally encourage all messages related to things on Wikia that shouldn't be discussed on a public message wall to go through that system as much as possible. And we always treat everything as confidential, just like a private email.

      If it has my name in the subject and/or start of the message it will be assigned to me and nobody else is likely to look at it. This is particularly true if you send it in the evening US time or on a weekend. I assumed you had a question about the situation on the Lost in Space Wiki and/or some other issue that needed a staff answer, but perhaps I misunderstood?

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  • Hi! I noticed you deleted a jpeg called Emmet Otter Album. Was that anything we could use? I didn't know there was an Emmet Otter album.

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    • I was just deleting unused files. I restored it. Brad uploaded it in 2007, that would have been on Emmet_Otter's_Jug-Band_Christmas_(Matt_Surowiec_album). So not really an "official" album I guess.

      It looks like both images were on the page but it got accidentally removed when Scott put the other one inside the infobox last summer. Good catch though -- I'll put it back.

      We have so many Special:UnusedFiles; it's not surprising that some of them just got lost along the way. The trouble is they sit there for years, and it's not clear that we ever know we have them. I used to try to check whether there really was a better replacement before deleting but it got tedious.

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    • Is Unused Photos different from the Image Chamber? I know I've got a bunch of records in there that I don't have any information on right now, but I want to keep them because I know we'll figure them out someday. Thanks for restoring the picture!

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    • Unused Files is for any file that has never been posted on a page. "Image Chamber" is meant to keep images people plan to use at some point out of the Unused Files page by putting them on a page. So your images in the chamber won't get deleted.

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    • I didn't know about Unused Files. I'll have to go through it.

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  • Thanks for letting me know that they were working on fixing the stuff I was telling you about. I felt weird not posting to you. Check out Songs From Iftah Ya Simsim! I think it's our first Arabic-language record. The problem is that if you look at the pictures, the title is in English, but everything else isn't. Do you know anybody at Wikia who can translate Arabic? I would love to know what songs are on here!

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    • Yeah, I finally had a chance to ask him. I also mentioned it to Andrew, since he likes to mess around with dubbed records. Once the picture is flipped, I'll ask somebody at Wikia. Thanks for the information about translation!

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    • Sure thing - I hope they can help!

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  • Hello, Merrystar. If it's okay with you, could I have sysop rights at the Mirror's Edge Wiki? I'm trying to clean up things there and I need sysop rights to do certain things (rename files, delete pages, edit MediaWiki pages, etc.) and the admins there haven't been active for months.

    PS: I didn't fill out an adoption form at Community Central because I need sysop rights ASAP and you're the only Wikia staff member I saw online.

    Sorry for this very off-topic-to-the-wiki message as well.

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    • Hi. Firstly, please contact me on central for things like this, not Muppet Wikia. I answer both walls.

      Secondly, I'm sorry but we cannot give out the rights without an adoption request.

      If the wikia is in urgent need of cleanup from vandalism you can request help from the Volunteer Spam Task Force. If there is some other issue that requires the rights sooner than the week a request typically takes then please message me about it on my wall on central (and make the request while you are at it).

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  • This is weird! I ran across an Australian CBS reissue here that has Rubber Duckie on one side, and a novelty song from the early 1970's called Dead Skunk on the other. We never got this pairing in the US, since all of our Columbia reissues kept the Sesame Street Theme on the B-side. Anyway, if you're interested in hearing the other song, it's all over YouTube, but be warned it's the kind of 10-year-old boy gross-out humor that Dr. Demento used to play. But it was a pretty famous hit around 1973! So I made a place for it on International Sesame Street Singles, and if you can grab it, can you see if you can make the label point straight up and down? Thanks!

    Oh yeah, I also found the Canadian WB 45 of Someday, Little Children here!

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    • Wow... that is so random! I added it but why did you put it under 1981? The label says 1972...

      I also added the Canadian WB, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I've found at various times, like the Festival version of "Groovin' on the Sunshine".

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    • This one was released in 1981, but the label shows the copyright date of the original recording for each side. I found a few others on eBay, and for some reason they put both songs on one label, and the other side is just the company logo. I also found a sleeve with the first 12 pairings listed on it, and the date for that set of releases is 1981.

      Thanks for your help!

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  • The hits just keep on coming! I just found a 45 that looks like it was part of a 45 set of the Signs! album! It's another JCP single with an album number that looks like a phone number. These have really been fascinating to me, because they were never listed on the backs of the LP's, and I don't remember seeing them in stores. I still have a hunch they were some kind of mail-order thing, because the My First Collections in the big cardboard boxes have the same numbering series. Anyway, I'm making a place for it. Can you grab it? It's here. Thanks!

    P.S. I just noticed that this means that all 3 LP's of the Letters, Numbers and Signs boxed set were all released as 45 sets around 1979-1980. I wonder what else is out there?

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    • We still need a lot of the axis/summit albums. I grabbed the Bob 45. You would think if they were making a 45 they'd have the LP.

      Speaking of Australia/New Zealand, this is a cassette for Ernie's Hits, distributed by Avan Guard Music in Australia according to the liner notes...... Is it real? Or some sort of bootleg?

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    • I had an answer all typed out, and then I remembered something, which made me rewrite the whole thing. Remember that person's Flickr file that we found all of the Axis and Summit stuff on? Well, they have an Australian copy of the CTW SS1, but it's not on Axis. It's got the exact US front cover, and on the back, it has a 1st edition list of LP titles. I can tell because the catalog numbers don't have CTW in front of the numbers, and they have the 4 "phantom titles" listed. (There were 4 LP numbers that were never made, and they were pulled off of the next pressing of the 1974 series, and they added CTW in front of the catalog numbers.) The reason I'm mentioning all this is that the back cover also says, "Distributed by Avan-Guard Music", with a logo and an address. The picture is here. So that means this is the real 1st edition of SS1, which used the US catalog numbers and covers (with a distributor logo on the back cover), and then came Axis, and then Summit. So I don't know if we want to document these, because the LP front covers will look exactly the same, but we could still say that it's an Australian issue. I never mentioned it before, because I didn't know what to do with it. But now that you found a tape, it makes more sense.

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  • Hey Merrystar. I know this isn't on the right wiki but is it okay if I can be promoted to an admin on my user page on the Midnight Club Wiki ? I currently have the most badges and contributions on the wiki and since everyone else is not available, I have created numerous pages and added hundreds of images to pages. I think I will serve as an excellent admin for the site, much like I am on my other common wikis (listed on "my favorite wikis" section). Also, is there a way I can edit the Navboxes on that wiki? A lot of the links are incorrect and they need fixing really badly. Thanks for taking your time to read this! 

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    • Hi. You can request admin rights here.

      You can edit the navboxes like regular articles, although you probably will need to use the source mode editor. They aren't protected. You can see all of the navboxes here -- click on the one you want to update and then click to edit it.

      And yes, next time please use my wall on central for non-Muppet messages.

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