Hello, i have a doubt related to blocking users. I would like to understand specifically why someone is banned infinitelly by not being able to edit their own talk page. What determines the ban and why the user can be perma banned by doing it.
A permaban is issued if the user has failed to cooperate with a staff member, and only if they have been banned before. An exception to this rule are serious offenses like sockpupetting, which make the user untrustworthy for being in the community.
Before someone is banned, we give them a warning to let them know of the consequences if they continue to ignore staff advices and the warning. But every user is always welcome to discuss the issue at hand with the staff.
Ok, so i found a user that hasn't made any edits besides their own profile page and it doesn't have any information that could make him banned. He was blocked indefinitly by LeMansRacer with the reason "cannot edit own talk page". His username is AR12 Nick.
Yeah, the account was used by someone that created a string of sockpuppet accounts to evade a short block. Sockpuppetting with multiple accounts is the quickest way to get removed from any fandom, and it's certainly not tolerated here.
Users that do this relinquish all trust we have in them that they are looking to cooperate and edit as part of a community. That user was blocked for a short time and worked their way up to a permanent ban after attempting to circumvent their initiate short ban with multiple accounts.
Users aren't ever blocked from editing for no reason or "just because", there is always a reason, and blocks are meant to stop users that work to diminish the quality of articles or actively work against guidelines, of which typically stems from users not interested in working as a community or lack a foundational understanding of editing etiquette.
First, a heads-up to let you know I'm going to rename a few of your top-level categories:
Renaming "Category:Browse" to "Category:Forza Wiki". Browse was the default name when wikis were created, but it's recommended to use the wiki's name.
Renaming "Category:Content" and "Category:Organisation" to "Category:Game Content" and "Category:Wiki Organisation" respectively to be more self-descriptive.
Second, I fixed all the double redirects to point to the actual page instead of another redirect. In the process I noticed some inconsistencies in how the Forza Horizon 4/Update __ subpages are named: Updates 1 to 5 have the number written out ("Update Two"), while updates 6 and up use digits ("Update 6"), and there are redirects for all of them so people can use either "Two" or "2". I suggest making the subpage names consistent. See Special:PrefixIndex for a list; redirects are shown in italics.
Finally, you have a lot of Wanted Categories -- there are pages in those categories but the category pages haven't been created. If you can find time, it'd be a good idea to create those missing category pages and give them suitable descriptions and parent categories. Or ask one of the other active users to work on it.
Not a big deal, the names of those update pages are up to you.
AutoWikiBrowser has a plugin that can read a text file and create/edit a bunch of pages based on the data in that file. It can be tricky to set up if you're not familiar with AWB. I can do it for you if you provide the data; for each new category I'll need the new category name, description, and parent category. For example:
Car Images (FM6A), Images of cars in [[Forza Motorsport 6: Apex]], Car Images
If there are a bunch of categories that should follow a common pattern, you can just describe the pattern , e.g. "Forzathon (DATE), description should be 'Blah blah blah for DATE', parent category is 'Forzathons by Date'".
Okay, I've deleted that particular set of unused categories. There are a few dozen more, you may want to check Special:UnusedCategories and decide which should be kept. (In particular 'Pages proposed for deletion' and 'Candidates for speedy deletion' should be kept, since they're maintenance categories that are expected to be empty most of the time. After the wiki is migrated to UCP, you'll be able to use the __EXPECTUNUSEDCATEGORY__ magic word to exclude those categories from the unused list.)
I haven't searched through everything completely yet, but I'm not optimistic about it. It's best if you assume they will not come. Have you seen thumbnails for the FH4 traffic cars? Because they existed for FH3 for Horizon Promo.
Someone has assigned me as an administrator on another wiki. Somehow I've lost my profile picture along with my personal information after removing the admin status on that wiki by myself. I'll add a new profile pic once I get the chance :).
An incident involving your other admin, LeMansRacer, recently occurred on Forza Wiki. I made an edit on the McLaren 12C article, which was not bad information, but he removed it without any explanation. I added it back, but made sure to word it correctly, but he removed it again and blocked me from editing for two weeks.
I had a word with him regarding the matter after my ban was over, telling him that he could fact-check my information if he didn't believe me and that I would have appreciated a warning before getting banned. He dismissed my message as "user has entitlement derived butthurt", which I find to be VERY unacceptable behavior from a Wiki admin. Admins of other Wikis I have been on have never displayed unprofessionalism such as this. I have seen numerous complaints on his talk page from other users, but nothing has been done about it. I addressed this matter to Fandom Support, but they suggested I speak to you about it, as it is not enough for them to take action. I have attached a screenshot as proof that he did this, and I wish for this matter to be dealt with accordingly. Thank you.
Thank you for forwading this to me, and sorry for the late reply.
He's reverted your edit to the McLaren 12C article, because you've re-inserted the information he has deleted, although he should've given the reason in the edit summary at the very least. The second time you've added the edit, it seemed as if you've reverted a staff edit (which was reverting your edit). However, I've noticed you wording your edit more precisely, although I recommend providing a reference in the edit summary or directly in the article for the future.
To me, it does not exactly seem like a reverted staff edit, because you did attempt to specify your edit and he should've given you the reason for undoing your edits in the first place. Finally, blocking you without warning beforehand is just ridiculous. To recap the incident, I don't believe you were wrong, apart from adding a slightly vague edit (which is totally fine, as you are new here).
You are right about his behaviour being unjustified, the abrasive attitude does not help him either. Given his high number of complaints, but also his extensive work he has put out here, I've decided to interfere in future disputes he has with other editors for now, but will sanction him if necessary.
Sorry for the poor experience you've have had here. I hope this has not deterred you from contributing to the wiki. More importantly, I hope this solution has satisfied your expectation. Thank you.
Sockpuppetry is a serious offense on Fandom that you've committed. Just because you've disabled your sockpuppet accounts, does not somehow mean you've never done it, because you've used them to publish false information that you've attempted to insert with your main account before.
Don't forget that your main account "Someoneisbad", now "XboxRacer", has already been blocked many many times way before the sockpuppet thing. You've always been blocked for a reason, that is inserting false information and now, worse, sockpuppetry as well. Therefore since you've been blocked multiple times before, not just on this site, there's very little doubt you'd commit yet another editing offense again.
I hope this information will make you finally give some insight into being blocked for once. If you create yet another sockpuppet account, I'll have to take this issue to Fandom.
In the overview section of the said page, the 2.0L I4T (Mercedes A45 engine) is wrongly placed between the 4.0L F6 (911'16) and 5.0L V10. (Placed in the 450-500HP sec†ion.) In that case, the 2.0 I4T engine should be placed in the 350-400HP section. Also, the edit has never been made. Would you please fix the edit? Since I'm new here, I could get blocked because of the edit.
I can't really give you a definite answer, as the categories you have mentioned are never clearly defined in the game or even real life: Yes, the TSR-R is a production car, but one could argue it's a pre-tuned car as it is an upgraded variant of the Zenvo ST1 (see Pagani Zonda R for a similar example).
Are you planning to write the article about the TSR-S?
What I want to say is that - apart from third party tuners - manufacturers do tune their cars as well. This is what I meant with the term "ambiguous", the games do not have a unambiguous definition of the latter.
I have actually already worked on the article after doing the Ford GT70, and overwritten yours, but only because I have gathered almost every in-game information except for the CarStats stock tune values.
Audi #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ultra BMW M635 CSi BMW Z4 GTE Chevrolet #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R Dodge SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R Ferrari 458 Italia GTE Ford #66 Ford Racing GT Le Mans Ford Falcon FG X Ford Falcon XR GT Holden VF Commodore Jeep Grand Wagoneer