Disclaimer: In this blog, I make reference to, with the inclusion of a link, a scam app that is available for download. Please be warned that the reviews make mention of an alleged virus, and that my recommendation is to stay away from the download to avoid any possible risks involved. This is not to mention the negative impact of giving the scam app yet another download score. Thank you for reading.
I am not back. That does not mean that my eyes are closed, however, and so I would like to re-address a prominent issue that I had touched up upon in the past. Scam apps are becoming a larger issue as wikis become more and more popular. This is seen in numerous cases where information is directly lifted from a wiki, and is re-released as origina…Read more >
When The Vault was first brought to Wikia, the community that came along with it, found itself quickly adjusting to its new wiki-life. All was doing well - not only did our Fallout encyclopedia find a home with no resource restrictions, but we also found a host that was diligent in protecting us from those that were malicious enough to chase The Vault from its old home. Thus, we placed our stake within Wikia, and became a part of its greater picture. But did we settle? The truth of the matter, is that Ausir tried to find his home within many other hosts, and in his second-to-last act of finding The Vault a new home, he came across The Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages. Ausir was turned down, again, but not before the UESP referred him to Wikia. …Read more >
As some of you are already aware of, Wikia has recently introduced a new feature which allows its users to create interactive images, by utilizing default templates already provided to wikis, or by uploading new template images you might have tucked away in the depths of your computer. What is the benefit of using this feature over image mapping? Image mapping requires its creator to discern very specific coordinates for wherever they want a redirect, making image mapping a very tedious process that gets more and more complicated for large images. With the new interactive map feature we have, the process has been simplified to the point where you simply drag a waypoint onto the image, and add in as much text, map icons, and redirects as yo…Read more >
This is going to be a quick one, but I wanted to personally make everyone aware of a rising problem across the Interwebs: apps that steal public and free information from sources such as books and wikis, which charges those that use them. I have seen these sorts of apps floating around before, and I was motivated to look into it more after it was discovered on Wikia that wikis are becoming a more frequent victim in these scams. Here is an example of what these apps might look like, which was shown on Community Central earlier:
Fallout is a popular game, with fairly expensive game guides, which is going to make our wiki a good target. So please, everyone, keep your eyes out and report these apps to Wikia the moment you become aware of their …
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A few months back, two huge opportunities were thrown into my lap, and I've been trying to adjust my life to accommodate for these changes in return. These opportunities are now coming to fruition, and there are further changes I need to make in my life before my goals are met. One of these changes will be the dropping of most of my hobbies, and that includes Nukapedia. I knew then that my time here was growing short, and so I'm sorry to my friends and peers for the recent influx in forums and changes I've instigated, as I've been trying to squeeze everything in before I have to leave.
Unfortunately, I started a bit too late, and there are still a few matters I never got around to finishing. Originally, I wasn't going to write this blog, bu…Read more >