aka Edward Davies

  • I live in United States of America
  • I was born on January 9
  • My occupation is Working to become a 2D animator at Disney.
  • I am Male
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  • Last time we talked, you were interested in trying to get into the animation industry. If you still are, buy the graphic novel, I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat. It has a lot of good information about the issues she went through.

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  • I have done some research over the past couple of days and I think I understand more clearly what happened. I tried to analyze it but quickly gave up and settled for making a few notes and just saving copies of each message in case they are needed in the future. I have not seen that much name-calling and infighting in a very long time, and I get the impression that these are young teenagers that have just learned an important consequence of their behavior: global blocks on all of their accounts.

    You had asked me if I could make you an admin here. I don't have that ability, but if I did, I'd be reluctant to do so for three reasons.

    The first is that it's probably better if I contact Wikia to have them close down this wiki. There's not much here that isn't available on several other wikis. Looking back at when this one was created, that was about the time Mctalwolfer was starting to have problems on those other wikis under his previous account of Talwolf. So he created a new account and headed off to make his own wiki that literally was just going to duplicate those other wikis.

    Second, the way he defined this wiki on the main page was really vague and broad: "tell about any animated character of animations that i know and more animations". If you take it at its word, it sounds like he was intending this wiki to cover every single aspect of all types of animation. That's too much for one person to do, and even if he got quite a few people to help him, again, this is just duplicating what is already on other wikis.

    I'm not opposed to having more than one wiki on a given subject. I've been on the receiving end of people who insist that there can only be one wiki per subject and they actively try to get rid of other wikis to force people to come to theirs. But if you are going to cover the same subject as another wiki, you need to be able to offer something quite different than the other ones. I don't think Mctalwolfer would have been able to do that.

    Third, I know you were probably reacting in the heat of the moment to what Adrew and the others were saying to you. It's pretty clear now he was not acting honorably. But your own actions show that you're not really ready to become an admin right now. It's tough not to react when you are being attacked, but to be a good admin, it helps if you can put personal feelings aside and deal with the situation in a calm and objective manner.

    About six years ago, I was in a pretty similar situation. There was a kid that was causing a lot of problems and he was essentially stalking me across wikis and out on another site. It upset me quite a bit. But I happened to get some advice from a Wikia employee that kind of snapped me out of it and made me realize what was going on. Ever since then, I've been able to handle things a lot better and can even look at some of these things with a kind of detached amusement. "Oh, look. Another vandal who thinks they're unstoppable and we should be afraid of them. Let's see how long this guy lasts before he gives up."

    Now, that said, there is a way you could become an admin here. If you put the effort into it, you can adopt this wiki. I'll even guide you through the process if you want. But I will encourage you to get involved with a more established wiki instead. And by that, I mean work on updating and improving articles, rather than spending a lot of times leaving article comments and messages in discussion boards or to other users.

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  • Hi, welcome to Animedia Wiki! Thanks for your edit to

    Please leave me a message if I can help with anything!

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