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  • Just wanted to let you know, I'm going to get back into the game, and will work to add as much information as I can as I go, but I'm thankful to see someone actively helping with it in my absence!

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    • Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome! Happy to hear you'll be playing again :)

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    • Melicent
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    • As one last additional message, you may want to consider how hard someone else has worked before shitting over that work with your contribution comments. I put a lot of work into the content I added on here and to see negative comments like better phrasing or to make it less copy pasta, etc, is beyond rude. I will refrain from any further contributions obviously, and I only removed the images that I have uploaded. I would try and remove the text I added, but since it is clearly not to your standards, I am sure that will be taken care of soon enough. 

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    • Hi. Could we talk calmly and politely please? I've obviously offended you and hurt you, which has never been my intention, and I would like to clear this up if it's possible. Could you list all the things you're having an issue with because I'm a bit at a loss here. 'Less copy pasta' was because it was exactly what the game page says on the Play Store so it was copy paste indeed. If you think it's best to say this than rephrase it please say so and let's revert this change. I won't be offended at all. I'm used to having things changed all the time but this doesn't mean everybody reacts the same way, which is perfectly understandable. As for 'better phrasing' I think I've only said that about edits *I* had made. Again let me know if I'm wrong. I've checked my contribution history but I may have missed something.

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    • P.S. Forgot to say that if I've ignored a policy, told or untold, about what is acceptable to do without consulting other editors or admins or bureaucrats I would like to know too. Again it has never been my intention to step on anyone's toes. I can't know if I'm doing it if nobody tells me so. Nicely preferably. I have feelings too and I only try and do what I believe is best for the wiki and the players. I really, really don't care if it has my username attached to it.

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    • P.P.S. I don't understand why you've deleted all the staff and customer pictures. I'm going to restore them so the pages look ok.

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    • Also restoring the pics on the main page.

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    • And all the other images which are currently being used so readers can browse the wiki correctly. They have nothing to do with this...

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    • While I had not been especially active the last few months, when I came across this wiki, there was virtually very little in terms of information and formatting, and I spent time and effort creating the photos and pulling information together to help fill it out. Then almost right after I messaged about saying how I was coming back, I start getting message after message about files I had worked on or uploaded being replaced or changed, and seeing comments about the information I had filled out being replaced and it did feel like a slap in the face to be honest. And it very much makes me not want to have anything to do with the wiki, which is why I removed the images that I personally uploaded to add. If I could remove the text I added without potentially removing someone else's work as well, then I would have done that too, but I was not interested in harming other's work, only removing my own efforts to improve the site.

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    • When I came across this wiki it seemed mostly inactive and abandoned as far as content and maintenance were concerned. There were several irrelevant pages, lots of unused files, lots of blurb/duplicate articles, several key missing articles, uncategorized pages, uncategorized photos. There was no wordmark, no favicon, no banner image. The main page had some pictures which linked to nothing. There were missing characters. Lots of images had names which would be unclear to newcomers. It did not use several recent features such as portable infoboxes, discussions, new galleries - still doesn't for some. The main mobile page hadn't been set up, still isn't. Some pages used HTLM and inline CSS coding instead of wikitext and CSS classes, making them bigger, longer to load, harder to update. There were old offensive comments. I saw that there was some activity but it was mostly comments, forum discussions and spam/vandalism. I didn't know who the bureaucrats or admins were. I didn't look them up but some editors/admins were still monitoring things which was a very good thing. I did my own thing and waited to see if it was ok. It seemed so. Then I got promoted out of the blue and started doing basic maintenance because that's how I roll. If you give me admin powers I'm gonna use them to make maintenance and editing easier (easier in my opinion) so more editors can contribute and the wiki is easy to take over if bureaucrats diseappear or retire. It's my number 1 priority as an admin.

      When I got your message, I didn't know who you were or what you planned on doing. I continued to do basic maintenance, to try and make the wiki easier to maintain, and to add missing content.

      Regarding images:

      1) I replaced the images for each ingredient with pictures from the official website because they were better quality. This has nothing to do with the quality of your work; I didn't even know it was yours. Concept art from the game makers is always nicer looking because it's the best quality you can have, without any compression or whatever. I maintain the Hay Day wiki and all our screenshots are regularly replaced by art given to us by Supercell Community Managers. Some editors, including me, often worked very hard on them. Hours spent on Photoshop cropping, removing backgrounds by hand, adding drop shadows, even making difficult composite images. That doesn't matter because art from the game is better and bigger and we're doing this for the players, no us, and this is a collaborative project. Things are going to change all the time.

      2) I replaced the images in recipes because I thought it was easier to use individual images than recipe images. Using recipe images means you have to unlock the recipe, then screenshot it then upload it. Editors who haven't unlocked the recipe can't contribute even when the ingredients are listed. It also meant having images where ingredients looked sometimes small and sometimes big. I'm not particularly happy with the way recipes look now. I think the images are too small but at least we can add images for all recipes even if they're not unlocked at our level.

      There are probably other things I've changed and I can explain why if you want me too. Same thing regarding information. I don't know what you refer to. I mean I don't know who wrote what. I think I try to explain what I do in contribution summaries but if there's something you don't like, feel free to change it.

      I understand why you'd be upset to see that lots of your work has been replaced or changed but I don't understand why you would want to punish readers by removing text you've written or images you've uploaded. If you think any of the changes I've made or the things have written are *bad* for the wiki, again feel free to change it. As I said before I don't care who wrote what or who did what. To me it's really not the point of a wiki and of a collaborative project. Besides, everything but proprietary images is licensed under CC-BY-SA on wikias. It can be used and modified by anyone. It can be reproduced exactly as-is on other websites or in apps as long as they credit the wiki. Editors retain intellectual copyright but it's not really ours in any way, which is why admins can restore content.

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    • P.S. Sorry for the addition but I've just realized I made it seem like I didn't think anyone's work mattered or that there hadn't been any work on this wiki. This is not what I think at all. Everybody's work matters a lot and I was delighted to find this wiki and to see all the info it already had. You did an amazing job. Other editors did an amazing job. There's no doubt in my mind about it and I'm not making changes because I think you or other people didn't. When I say I want to make something easier it's not because I think it isn't good. I think I may come to wiki editing with a different angle than you do. What do you think?

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    • At this time, I still want nothing more to do with the wikia and would prefer to have my content removed.

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    • Your edits are licensed under CC-BY-SA. Any game image you've uploaded is copyright Melesta.

      Correction: text from official websites such as the Play Store, FAQs, etc, are copyright Melesta.

      ETA: I've restored more files bit I didn't do so to go against your wishes. Again, until they can be replaced, there's no need to punish readers and make the wiki look bad.

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    • You can quote whatever you want, and it is true I know that. I never made comment that it wasn't. I simply expressed that I wished to have nothing to do with the wikia, and since I, unfortunately, am unable to remove the images I uploaded, then I will just be about my way have nothing more to do with you or the wikia.

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