As you may have noticed recently my interest in editing the wiki has been dwindling. This is mostly due to lack of interest and motivation to continue editing, however what sealed the deal for me was when I recently got a message from my friend Neo a few days ago regarding the fact that someone (I won’t name any names) had stolen his screenshot from Sonic Retro and placed it on News Network.
Now, as I’ve been made aware the plagiarism is an issue that’s been going on for a very long time, and it’s something I’ve tried talking to both wikis about to try and remedy. However, this to me seems like something that cannot be achieved, for two major reasons:
A. The plagiarism has been going on for so long now that Retro simply does not care anymore and does not think SNN has the capacity to change and fix the issue
B. This wiki does very little in the way of corralling and reprimanding users for plagiarizing.
If you might remember I was somewhat rubbed the wrong way after it was found out UltraSonic was plagiarizing content from Retro, and then suffered next to no repurcussions for doing so. I believe stuff like this is what frustrates Neo and others such as myself so much, because users essentially get a slap on the wrist for stealing Retro content, which realistically does not do a good job of deterring them from doing so a second time. And I believe this is the major reason for why I’m deciding to cease my editing operations on this wiki and formally moving to Retro. I cannot in good conscience continue associating with a wiki that does nothing to stop its users from stealing content from one wiki for their own.
Please understand that I am not merely using this as an opportunity to roast the community or take a big piss on the admins. I do not claim myself to be an expert on wiki moderating, but even as a regular user I can see there are issues that need to be fixed. Neo has suggested SNN merely merge with retro, since so much of the content is the same anyway, there are already arguments about a domain change, having two wikis in general is redundant, and fandom/wikia is pretty much hitting the *******. I know this would be something that takes time and I know this would probably fall on deaf ears, but this is the best possible solution I can think of to solve the issue. I say this because I want what’s best for both communities and otherwise I just don’t see the plagiarism realistically ceasing anytime soon.
So yeah, thats pretty much all I wanted to say. Thanks for having me on the wiki, and I’ll see you around at retro I guess.