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Jimbo Wales

aka Jimmy Wales

Staff
763 Edits since joining this wiki
January 11, 2009
  • I live in Florida and London
  • I was born on August 7
  • My occupation is Internet guy
  • I am Male
Please leave messages for me at the end of this page

Wikianswers Edit

hi what if i dont want to sign up???

Hey Jimbo

I was told you're the goto guy for this project, so I have a couple concerns:

  1. Some users at my home wiki, FFXIclopedia seem to be mistaking this widget for the search bar, so in the category, you see things that most people would normally put in a search bar to find wiki pages instead. Perhaps the widget can be tweaked so as not to be confused with a search bar.
  2. This is causing a multitude of complaints from users that just like to abuse the widget. We've been seeing things like "How do I get my balls licked?" on our wiki. This is extremely inappropriate and we've been burdened with having to keep our category clean just so things like this don't display on our wiki.
  3. This isn't just our wiki either, I've seen many other wikis affected by these trolls too creating offensive and/or disruptive and off-topic questions. Fallout, Halo, etc... to name a couple.

Myself, Ganiman, and gahoo do not like the way this is currently setup and propagated on our wiki. If you're so inclined, feel free to make an account on our Forums and I'll personally invite you in the ongoing discussion about it.

I must admit that while this is a great way for newbies to get answers to the basic questions, as it stands now, the abuse far outweighs the benefits.

Regards, --Charitwo (talk) 23:47, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for the heads up, I just forwarded this to the answers team to see what we can do with it. Inappropriate questions, very very bad. Confusion, very very bad.----Jimbo Wales 00:05, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Have you really welcomed me personally. Jimbo? Proxima Centauri 19:03, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank goodness you guys are doing something about the trolls that go around posting inappropriate comments. Just this morning, someone edited my answer to the question of how to ask for help in French with an inappropriate comment. User:Grandhighcouncil 7:31, 19 June, 2009 (MST)

Jimbo, I'm having a problem with a troll on my board; they have the username "wikianswers SUCKS". Could you please help me with this? This user needs banned, not just temporarily, but permanently. They're leaving crude comments on my message board, telling me I suck and then laughing. --LadyVader 04:22, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

where is a good place to find deep mushrooms and how often do they appear?? Thanks - death wizard -69.116.49.141

thanks, i got what i wanted easily here :)

thanks Edit

thanks for the information i apreciate it dnt do this its a trap!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

Thanks Edit

Thanks for welcoming me, but where did you find my address?

I'm not "Jimbo Wales", but I can answer this: Everyone can see other's IP-addresses IF he/she does not have registered. See "Recent changes" -page. --Hybridex 14:16, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

pokemon Edit

need information on how to get through evergrande city on ruby


~edited inapropriate ending :s

hi there i have a question

Wait, what? A page I edited under this IP address? Edit

I visited a page in Touhou Wiki, then I am welcomed by some wikia notice, notifying me that there was an edit in 124.6.181.157 User Talk (automatic log in disabled).

Weird. I don't remember editing a page here in wikianswers. I only visit Touhou Wiki. And at 2009-09-29T09:19:18, I was still asleep.

... Oh boy, I think this computer is not directly connected to the internet like I think it should be... like having my very own IP address and no one else use it. Something tells me this IP address is also used by other residents I don't know about, maybe just somewhere near our area... How could that happen? I don't know, maybe just my imagination, but eh... This is troublesome. --Lloyd Dunamis 07:22, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe you could talk with the Touhou Wiki's admins and have your block settings changed, you could address this problem by using an online proxy or at the Central Wikia. –koisuru (talk) 03:49, October 4, 2009 (UTC)

A question only you can answer. Edit

I found the question How tall is Jimmy Wales?, this is a question only you can answer. So if you want to answer it would be greed. Jillids 19:01, November 10, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for answering Jillids 17:52, November 12, 2009 (UTC)


Weird IP Edit

Sorry, I was on the Naruto Wiki and I got messages for an IP under file with numbers in the 220's. My computer has a 76.112. range address. I shouldn't be getting messages for things I didn't do, unless some other person is using the router's IP for their own means and I've never told anyone the password to this IP since it's private and a home wireless IP.

Very odd, thanks for the notifications regardless. I'm the adminstrator for the IP.

Chris. 76.112.232.50 23:46, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

No, probably not going to join. Edit

Thanks for your offer to help me with signing up and everything, but I am probably not going to sign up. If I decide to, I'll come back and ask. Thanks anyway!

Not a member Edit

I'm not a member. I don't want to be, and I have never answered a question or edited anything here. The worst part of it is that I'm being accused of watching Eastenders. 92.2.187.53 16:46, February 27, 2010 (UTC)

Just to say hello Edit

Hi my names Chris and I just wanted to say hi and thank you for letting me on you website. today is my first time here so thank you. I'll try to answer peoples questions and be sweet and nice, i just dont want people to be mean to me on here or get mad if i accidently answer theres questions wrong. Thank you your friend Christopher.

Hi, not me at library who anyone edit Edit

Hi, not me at library who anyone edit. Thank for sent to 165.234.184.69 from Grand Forks Public Library. I read the Back of the Future. I will go see Silent Hill 1. I am not edit. Anyone edit reason. I got blocked from edit in wikipedia. I am not sign up. Please reply back me anywhere. By Ross Degenstein. 165.234.184.69 01:24, April 28, 2010 (UTC)

uncy Edit

why did u create uncyclopedia but they're saying bad things about u?

RE:Welcome Edit

I just need that answered really quick and won't need anything else. If you know that would be great. In case you just see me on the RecentChanges here's the question: How do you change the category of a wiki (NOT Category: namespace). Thanks! 01:47, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

true Edit

is this really true like you make a title and it really goes on to you real xbox account

Hello Edit

Just saying 'Hello', and are you in Wales???--82.6.58.180 16:30, February 9, 2011 (UTC)

Hi, no, I am in London.----Jimbo Wales 14:24, February 15, 2011 (UTC)

Jimbo, Thanks for everything. You truly did an outstanding job to Wikia. I give you 1 point of wow from me, James Scott Kempton. User:Haedman --"War has changed." 14:01, February 28, 2013 (UTC)


Admins Edit

Don't know how else to do this, but I think you guys should take a look at how the so-called "admins" of the Aselia Wikia are treating contributors. Take a look at their talk pages, they curse at people and tell them to get off the Internet. They were rude to a friend of mine and when he fought back they banned him and he couldn't defend himself any longer so some of us made accounts to delete his talk page so they would leave him alone but they don't. Anyways, hopefully you can do something.

Sorry for editing again, by the time you see this they'll probably have banned my account. If you leave an email address in response I'll communicate that way.

Veigue13 (talk) 19:20, May 10, 2013 (UTC)

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