As you know, Sakaratte and I (With Jspoel observing) had a discussion with Wikia (T/a Fandom) on Friday. This isn’t intended as minutes so some things might be slightly out of order, but it covers the major points.
We started by asking Wikia if they were indeed committed to the Wiki platform (or Communities as they call it). We highlighted their interest elsewhere, and the atrophy that the platform has seen in the past few years. We were told that they see the wiki platform as the central part of the company.
We stressed that our interest in this wasn’t just limited to Featured Video itself - this is just the most immediate example of the line between us and them on content being breached, and we cannot continue without a firm understanding …
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This is an update on the featured video situation... and how it affects our future relationship with Fandom/Wikia
We have a discussion scheduled with Fandom on 6 July. We plan on talking not just about the featured video feature itself but the future relationship between Nukapedia and Wikia/Fandom; specficially whether our two visions for the future are compatible at all.
We really need everyone who does have an opinion to put your 2 centshere. We want to know from you what we should be asking them.
Our priority is some sort of peaceful solution. Hopefully we can come to some sort an accommodation together, but it may be that what was best for our community before isn't what will be best for it going forward.
The status of Exodus hasn't cha…
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News is breaking of a new Lawsuit from Bethesda against their partners on Fallout Shelter Behaviour Interactive, as well as Warner Bros.
The dispute centres around Warner Bros releaasing a Shelter-like game based on Westworld. The copying is apparently so blatant that the game includes bugs that were removed from the game before its release, as well as near identical user interface, animation, and gameplay elements.
We've yet to see any sort of defence against the suit, but I would speculate that any defence would likely revolve around who owns the code. Bethesda state that this was done under a works-made-for-hire basis, meaning that Bethesda would be the end owner of the code, and claim there are documented agreements showing this...
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I've been advised by Wikia that they're intending to use the featured video "Feature" to force trailers onto the following pages.
We have made it abundantly clear that these additions are not welcome, and are in controvention to the community's stated will and against local policy. Wikia have chosen not to listen.
We do not intend to take this action lying down.
As you may recall last time this was an issue, we initiated plans to create an alternative…Read more >