Recently, we've been getting popular users getting globalled in
the past. These users include Cil, Enjania, Saxi, Achi,
Tazeino/Jose, and Fnaf. The duration of their global blocks vary
from 2 months, to 1 year, or in worse cases permanent. In most
cases, most of the users I mentioned (except for Saxi, Cil, and
Jose) have gotten globalled solely for one reason, and that reason
being homophobia, in one way or another, small or big.
Please take caution that this blog post is gonna be very
Some people in the community have a tense relationship with
Fandom, and I don't blame them. But what the admin hate
people doing is seeing people insulting, harassing, or baiting the
Fandom staff, so you might risk a global block if you do so. Cil
learned this the hard way.
While personally, I don't mind the LGBT community in general
(meaning I treat people who are LGBT as equal, like any other user
on this wiki), but I do acknowledge why some people on this wiki
are homophobic. It may be because of religious (ex. Russia or
Middle Eastern countries) or political (ex. Poland or Baltic
countries) beliefs they may have.
However, the problem with this, is that Fandom is a US-based
company, meaning they comply with discrimination laws set in place
in this country. Protection for the LGBT has been ethically a in
America since 2015, after the Obergefell v. Hodges case was
determined in US Supreme Court & since 2018, an appeals court ruled
the LGBT community was protected under the 1964 Civil Rights
There have been a few actions some users made on their own, with
some being disappointing and problematic.
One, declaring an unofficial state of emergency. This does
nothing other than cause more panic, although we have changed up
the rules a bit which I will explain what those rules are
Two, this blog post, which is basically a call to arms. This is
only going to make problems worse off for all of us in the long
run. Around a month ago, I DM’d a Fandom VSTF user about why
people, mostly on the wiki get globally blocked, and that user said
“anyone who is globally blocked is globally blocked because they
did something wrong”, based on Fandom’s ToS. Specifically, the
reasons why the users I mentioned in the beginning of the blog post
were globalled is because of either homophobia, religious
discrimination, harassing a staff member, or wrecking another
On that blog post, the user said “there are people who evade
global blocks or dodge them while breaking the ToS on a daily basis
without you even noticing”. That is true, and there’s a
psychological reason for rule-breakers not being globalled. That
reason is because some users think another user is going to report
the malicious user up to no good, and therefore a user may feel
like they don’t need to report since someone else is doing so for
them. In psychology, this is called the bystander effect.
One solution would be for users to report bad users to Fandom.
There are two ways of doing this. Reminder that there is a rule
that prohibits false reporting.
If you try to break this rule, be reminded, you’ll be blocked
for a month, per false report.
We’d like to remind wiki users that as a result of people
getting globally blocked for this reason, the admin decided to add
in some new rules.
- Discriminatory speech, especially discriminatory slurs are
- Anti-LGBT Speech (Homophobia): Warning, 3 day block,
possible global block
- Religious hate (islamophobia, christianophobia, included
anti-Atheism...): Warning, 3 day block, possible global
- Ethnic hate (against Slavs, against Kurds, against Arabs,
anti-semites, ...): Warning, 3 day block, possible global
- Racism: 3 day block, possible global block
- Do not insult or bait the Fandom Staff: 1 week block,
possible global block (add-on to no insulting/baiting
- Do not include things in the "Hates" section that indicates
homophobia or racism (this could get you globalled)
On the wiki, some people dislike gay marriage, because of
national or religious beliefs (believe marriage is between a man
and a woman), it may be understandable from their perspective.
However, as previously stated, Fandom is based in the USA.
The bottom line is, the LGBT may seem different to some on this
wiki, but while they may have different attractions, they should be
accepted and treated like any other person.
NESTLEH (talk) 22:18, September 30, 2018 (UTC)
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