You blocked the wrong guy there--I blocked the spammer, you blocked the guy he was impersonating. evkl 19:03, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
- I'm thinking the vandal's current MO is to use Russian characters that look the same as English ones in order to make the sockpuppet username look the same as that of a good faith user. Five such names have been logged under the JohnnyRebel heading of Bulbapedia talk:Troublesome users. --Shiningpikablu252 20:20, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
I just picked an administrator at random, but i need some help. Every time I try to edit my userpage, i get an error message that reads: "You do not have permission to do that, for the following reason:
You do not have permission to edit pages in the User namespace." I want to know why i get this and how to fix it T_T Retasulettuce 02:43, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- It's because the User namespace is locked down to all except sysops. This is due to some users abusing the namespace by making constant consecutive edits, even going as far as some users registering for the sole purpose of the User namespace. The lockdown fell over three months ago in an effort to try to encourage contributing to encyclopedic articles which had been drowned out by the userspace edits.
- The only solution is to wait it out. Solutions are being shopped around for as we speak. --Shiningpikablu252 02:49, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- Ah, thank you very much :) Retasulettuce 00:13, 16 July 2008 (UTC)
how do I get pics for user page?
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Several factors went into our reasoning. Mainly, though, we believe that there is only a certain amount of authority the administrative body as a whole can hold. Therefore, the more administrators we have, the more times that power has to be divided up. And the more times it's divided, the less authority each individual administrator can hold. Think of it as having a cake at a party. The more people that want a slice of cake, the smaller each cake slice is. We believe that the "cake pieces" should be bigger for active administrators and that inactive users shouldn't get any of the cake, so we decided to take back your piece of the cake, along with those of a host of other users.
So, don't be offended. It's more aimed toward giving the active sysops more power, not giving you less power, although it does have that side effect. As a whole, it will be good for the wiki. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or any other members of the Editorial Board. Oh, and feel free to come back and start actively editing again! You may just get your powers back. Thanks. --ニョロトノ666 03:22, 20 February 2009 (UTC)