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So, I was visiting the Avatar Wiki to see if there were any Legend of Korra news, and I came across this. Long story short, if Wikia considers that we are a wiki most likely to be frequented by children, in order to comply with federal law, anonymous editing will be blocked in the name of children protection come July 1st. I'm not making this up. If that's the case, we'll probably hear from them soon. Omnibender - Talk - Contributions 00:25, June 21, 2013 (UTC)
- Like Simant mentioned earlier, there'll be less IP contributors that become users. Teppei talk 12:56, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
This doesn't seem like something that we can do something about though because worse comes to worse, the entire wikia might be shut down. And I don't think Wikia is the "part is greater than the whole" type of place. If IP users are blocked from editing, they may do one of two things: they'll create an account- hopefully they're sensible enough to up their birth dates- or two they'll never contribute because they don't want an account. Still this all seems out of our hands doesn't it? --Cerez365™(talk) 13:22, June 23, 2013 (UTC)
- Yup, there are gonna be major side-effects given the fact that Narutopedia's not the only wiki where this is happening. I mean, if suppose it was only Narutopedia, then maybe users from other wikis will come edit here. But now since its not just Narutopedia that's getting affected, the number of users in the other affected wikis will also decrease, thus leaving only the already existing users in those wikis (meaning they're only interested in their wiki and they're not the type to wander and edit other wikis - only new users do that) Teppei talk 14:26, June 23, 2013 (UTC)