Talk:Buy outs

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GuildWiki[edit source]

My understanding of the GuildWiki situation is that this is not a "leaked contract"; Gil Pechina of Wikia posted this mess to *himself* in one of his attempts to respond to the huge community backlash and demands for answers from the users at the time. Nonetheless, it's certainly an eye-opener and should be required reading for users of every other Wikia-hijacked project experiencing the same issues. -- 18:44, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikia staff attempting to convince independent wikis to hand over sites for free[edit source]

There have been a few complaints over the years (particularly in the Uncyclopedia set, which is split evenly between Wikia and non-Wikia) about Wikia staff showing up uninvited on a wiki and approaching individual users to try to convince them that they should move all of their content to Wikia, for free. They've tried this at (Korea), (Netherlands) and desciclopé (Brazil); there was also one incident in which Angela turned up on (or its predecessor) demanding the license be switched from a non-commercial one (the CC-NC-BY-SA used on en, cs and every non-Wikia Uncyclopedia except ru, IIRC) to a commercial one (at the time, likely GFDL). All of these attempts were rebuffed or ignored.

I'd be curious to know if this sort of thing has been happening on any other wikis, or just Uncyclopedia in various languages? It's rare, but it does get annoying quickly... that GuildWiki lad (Gravewit) got a five-figure payoff (Wikia won't even disclose what it paid Jonathan Huang to sell the domain name in secret), but you suckers exist to work for Wikia for free? No thanks, not at any price. -- 18:44, 24 February 2012 (UTC)