I'm sorry that I haven’t been around for a while. I've recently moved to a new house, and it took a while to get internet. But I’m back and ready to help with... whatever the heck is going on around here.
The European Union has forward a means of censorship against copyright infringement on the internet. This will be done with a national filter that will serve as a middle-man between individual user and the whole internet.
For example, Sonic the Hedgehog is a copyrighted franchise so the filter may prevent us from talking about Sonic. Yes this is a website all about Sonic and Sega are very leniant on their fans creativity. But artificial intelligence cannot beat human stupidity and will perhaps intervene.
Sonic is just an example. It will be for music, TV shows and anything media related, including the news where the EU will have more control over what information people can access to. So if there is news that make the EU look back or unfavourable, the EU can cover it up more efficiently.
Small or independant businesses will suffer while bigger corporates will be able to work around the issues. Sites like YouTube and I think [FANDOM] will suffer given copyright handling they have control over will be surrended to a machine And it won't be just Europes internet that will be effected by this. the whole internet will have to adapt to it which will cause some drawbacks here and there.
I honestly don't see how [FANDOM] will deal with it. I imagine they will either have to shut down, or will have to turn away users with European Economic Area IPs. And given my country is more concerned with making an internet porn filter over Brexit itself, I fear where my standing as SNNs long-time moderator will be in a few years time. Same goes for the many other users here from the EEA. (Even after Brexit, if it ever happens, we'll still probably have Article 13.)
To me, this whole things seems like something Dr. Robotnik from any of the cartoons would do.
"I will take over the internet and control what people can say and do, then they will have to obey me!" It just seems so 90s villainy to me.
I know what inevitable means, but before I opened this thread, I looked at some of your chats with the others. Now stop acting like I don’t know what inevitable means and tell me what's gonna happen with this Article 13 B.S. in the near future!
I already told you whats going to happen. An internet censorship machine that filter content between individual users and the internet itself. Such as what content they can present if it's under copyright.
Yes. Sites like FANDOM, YouTube, deviantART and so on with related fan-work on copyrighted media.
While Sega are very leniant with their copyright erectives (such as no issues with fan games and the like), Article 13 will be automated and may take authority on what people can and can't post or even say on the internet.
Things have been up and down on my end. I'm still trying to get my head around the whole Article 13 thing and hoping UK will not have to abide by it. I hate the idea of internet restrictions.
I had my room sorted out. I'm now a 31 year old with Sonic bed sheets. (I highly doubt I'll get any "action" on that bed anyway so might as well get comfy) and I've been trying to finish off some Team Fortress 2 map related projects but been distracted here and there.
Oh yeah, and I've been talking about this Wikilympics idea I had for awhile to others and I maybe doing that next year.
mystic i giong say its was long road and i giong say i giong leave for a while and are you maybe on devaintart some time then i can speak with you about what i have diong the times and i giong say goodbye and i giong sit at the longest railroad station sign in wales and i sit there for a while and its funny joke about the longst railroad sign
Pokémon nicknames? Why for that? I mean seems more like something to be a list article on Bulbapedia or a Pokémon wiki than the need for it's own article.
Along time a go there was one point I decided to make my own Sonic wiki, but I figured it be best to google such a thing to see if anything of the like exist, thus how I found Sonic News Network.
But to be honest... Can I ask, on your end is it just stretched out ugly or is it properly tiled? Because it's suppose to be tiled, and it's making me super-uncomfortable knowing it is not tiled how I want it.
I've noticed a couple of times that you've expressed a dislike for Article 13 and although it has passed, it's not the end. It won't take effect until 2021 and we have elections before then, meaning the MEPs who voted in favour of it can voted out.
I know UKIP may not be best (depends on your preference I suppose), but they have been outspoken against Article 13 and the list just shows who not to vote for. I believe it's UKIP and the Green Party who are against this.
This is why I've been feeling so pessimistic over my life not long before I turned thirty.
This is what I mean that it doesn't matter how many people are for or against something, it's the @$$holes in suits who only see it for there interest who have the say. 348 politicians voted for it, 274 against. 622 individuals decided on behalf of millions of people across Europe who did not have a say in the matter. I feel absolutely helpless in this world.
I remember writing an e-mail to UK parliment about it once. How what they're doing is comparable to kids show villainy on a virtual scale and that Article 13 would be an act of tyranny. It's controlling what people say and what people see on the internet, that is a dictatorship.
It was right of me to exercise pessimism long before it was decided. While still very difficult to swallow the results at least I'll come to accept it quicker. Though I still fear how FANDOM will respond to Article 13.
But god dammit we'll probably see the signs of being screwed-over by next year.
I given up optimism over this years a go and try to mentally prepare for the inevitable.
I can already see on YouTube and some twitter feeds latest videos and posts on the matter, these people feel it's a loss and already given up hope on the matter. How many people across Europe who feel the same? I simply tried to take a headstart because I don't want to deal with the huge anxiety of dissapointment.
But as long as there is a chance I will hope there will be some lucky break Article 13 won't happen but I shouldn't fool myself how likely it will happen.
You're one of the oldest active users here, you and Supermorff, and probably the longest serving admin. Thank you for your dedication! I'm collecting signatures for the special 10k file. It's here: File:TenKimageV2.png. Make sure you use a version with IdeaFan's signature. Preferably use your custom wiki sig if you can.
I don't quite understand given I don't think I used my wikia signiture ever since we moved on to mediawiki discussion boards, and less likely ever with the new discussion boards. If you want I can make a literal signiture once I get my art tablet working.
But thank you. Over the past few years I have been conscious about how well I am doing as an admin and would like feedback on a thread I made.
I don't want to quit being an admin, but I do want to know if I am still right for the role after all these years.