Episodes leaked Edit
Just so you know, the first few episodes have leaked. From the screeners, one assumes. They're all over the torrent sites. So we should probably prepare for a lot of people trying to add photos from it, or information from the episodes, which is based on illegitimate means of acquiring the episodes. Anyway, thought you should know. —ArticXiongmao (talk) 02:22, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
BY THE RAGING FURY OF THE *SKY DEMON*, THIS AFFRONT WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 02:29, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
Interlanguage Links Edit
Hi there! I'm from the german Game of Thrones Wikia and besides the english GoT Wikia there are many other language GoT Wikias which I like to connect with the interlanguage Links with a Bot from Weas-El called Weas-El-Bot and soon the bot will get a bot-flag which tells user that the bot is active. I just let you know that we are planning to let a bot working here.--Cyanide3 17:46, June 25, 2015 (UTC)
We’re reaching out to a few of our top communities, hoping to get you on board with the migration to the new infobox markup. And we have tools to help!
Why we’re doing this
Simply put: Most current infobox structure translates very poorly to mobile experiences, and indeed any device that doesn’t use desktop-style displays. On desktops and laptops, they often look amazing. The problem is that Wikia’s traffic is trending mobile.
There is an important graph from our forum post about infoboxes a couple weeks back, and I want to share it here as well:
Mobile is the future. Not just for Wikia, but for the web as a whole. Take a look at the recent trends and future growth predictions for mobile traffic - it's staggering.
We partnered with the Wikia community to create this new markup to make sure that your hard work can be displayed on mobile devices (as well as any future technologies) easily and without any new coding conventions. It’ll take some effort up front, to be sure, but we’re here to help, and the work you put in now will pay for itself tenfold in the future.
Tools we’ve designed to ease the process
We’ve enabled two new features on your community. One is a tool for migrating the “old” infobox code to the new markup. It identifies templates on your wikia that look like infobox templates and places a box on the right rail of the template page. When you click the “Generate draft markup” button in this box, it opens a new tab containing a draft of your infobox using the new markup.
The second is a new feature on Special:Insights that will highlight which infoboxes on your wikia have not been migrated to the new infobox markup. It’s fairly intuitive - you can click on the infobox title link itself to see the old markup, or simply click the “Convert!” button on the right, which performs the same action as the “Generate draft markup” button.
This is our help page for the new markup. I’ll help get things rolling by converting a template or two as an example if you’d like me to, as well as watching this post for any questions. The PK(Wall•Guestbook) 23:04, July 22, 2015 (UTC)
Hey The Dragon Demands. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I can answer what I suspect are a few of your questions.
First, it's important to note that everything they're doing is allowed. Game of Thrones Wiki is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0, and that license allows for the reuse of text. There's no limit to that; it could be one page or all pages. There are, however, conditions to make that reuse legitimate: Attribution and ShareAlike. Attribution is pretty straight-forward and means they have to credit the original authors. We provide a recommendation for how to credit authors in our Licensing policy. The other is ShareAlike, meaning that the content has to be reposted by whoever is reposting it under the same or a similar license.
So your first step, if you haven't already, is to take a look at the site and see if it's providing attribution to Game of Thrones Wiki. If it is, then what they're doing is perfectly legitimate, even if it is shady to simply copy content rather than writing your own.
If the content isn't being attributed, then the community—through someone they appoint, such as an administrator—can (and should) file a DMCA takedown notice with whoever owns or hosts the site. Filing a DMCA takedown notice isn't hard to do, and you can find a great basic tutorial on it here.
It's important to note that Wikia cannot do this for you, and any involvement we have will be limited at best. We are not lawyers, and therefore not empowered to provide you with any legal advice. Additionally, although we are the content host, we are not the content owners—the content owners are the community and the individual users who contributed the content. That means we have no legal standing to file a DMCA notice or make a copyright claim over the content.
For even more information on DMCA, take a look at http://chillingeffects.org.
Ack. Well I checked and they don't attribute us. I understand that I have to handle this on my end now. I'll try to figure out how to file a DMCA takedown...--The Dragon Demands (talk) 02:13, October 3, 2015 (UTC)
- Hey. Jorge let me know that you responded to him as well. Glad to see that you got a response from the other site. At the very least, their tone suggests they're receptive. You mentioned that you'd be furthering future handling of this to Wikia Staff. Just as a reminder, I'm afraid we can't act on behalf of the community. We're the content hosts, but not the content owners. I would recommend replying to the other website again and reminding them that attribution is also required. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 22:58, October 8, 2015 (UTC)
I'll ask our Japanese comdev associate about this issue and see if she knows the solution or a quick hack to get it to work. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!