We wanted to let you know that in order to comply with federal law, Wikia is reviewing the way it handles communities that may be considered directed to people 12 years of age or younger.
This wiki has been flagged as falling into that category, and I wanted to let you know about it. While I know Adventure Time has many fans of all ages, it can also be especially appealing to the younger demographic for purposes of the newly revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The only change you will notice is that we will be turning anonymous editing off for wikis in this category. Your users will still be able to edit and participate. They just need to make sure that they are logged in first. We hope the impact on your community will be minimal.
We realize this might be an inconvenience, but this is a step Wikia has to take in order to make sure we are in compliance with federal law. You can find out more about COPPA here: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/12/coppa.shtm.
The changes to the law will be going into effect July 1st, 2013 although you may see some changes before then. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
I AM SO HAPPY! :D22:57, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
wait aventure time is for kids and MORE WIKIA CONTRIBUTORS must come here starman45 9:22 july 7 (Utc)
So no more anons? Eh, at least it will mean less vandalism, but my only concern is that the younger kids who used to be anons will be tempted to make accounts now that they are blocked from editing anonymously. I hope that this won't happen, but you know how people can be with the Internet. I just hope that this does not become too difficult in the means of blocking under-aged users if we have no proof. But other than that I think vandalism will be cut down a lot by doing this, and the blogs should hopefully be cleaner and more spam-free. Like I said, my only concern is that under-aged users will now be more tempted to lie about their age and make accounts. I hope Staff will help out with this because, like I said, this be be especially difficult for admins. Thank you.Heeeeeeeeeeeere's JOHNNY !!! 01:17, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
- Yeah. That is true. It will be extremely hard to deal with that. TheMostBoringManInTheWorld (talk) 01:48, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
- I actually don't think that will happen because usually the WC's don't even know how to make accounts or don't have emails or anything.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Doomsdaynger (talk • contribs)
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So, basically you are blocking all under 13 from this wiki as they cannot make accounts either. Right? Just want to know for clarification.18:36, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
- Understood. With the new COPPA rules, you can't even use IP addresses for 12 and under it seems. Thanks for the clarification. 22:31, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
Unless Wikia Staff is physic no on will know how old someone is even when they sign to the site. The "Year of birth" thing is easy to manipulate. My issue was when younger children signed to the site and then stated their age and location, I didn't mind them be around it was just them possibly revealing personal information and a lot of can be emotional. -- Bunai82 (talk) 21:12, June 28, 2013 (UTC)
Oh my glob, that's great! Hopefully, the number of vandals will decrease.12:30, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
Agreed. ☺§♫ Prismo's brother(plk)☺§♫ 13:25, July 2, 2013 (UTC)
Oh my god it's about time. no more annoying trolls, vandals, or generally stupid little kids anymore!!! THIS IS /AMAZING/!!!!12:39, July 12, 2013 (UTC)
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For more info on this change, please see the Community Central blog post. Feel free to comment on the general policy there, and keep the wiki specific discussion here. Thanks, --semanticdrifter (help forum | blog) 19:32, June 24, 2013 (UTC)