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This thread was archived on 26 July 2009 by Azaz129.

I heard somewhere that something like 70% of IP editing is vandalism. I am not sure if this is true or not, but anyhow why don't we get the Wikia bot to welcome them? It might help cut down on vandalism and doing edits in the wrong style or so, and I am pretty sure the bot can welcome IP's, so why not?Joe Click Here for Awesomeness18:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - Lol, I somehow doubt welcoming IP's would reduce vandalism. It's a mindset, if you want to positivly contribute you positivly contribute. If you want to watch the world burn, you want to watch the world burn. Karis Talk to me 20:01, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - First off, after the first edit is made, then the bot would welcome them. So, even if they do get welcomed, the edit would have been made already. Also, there are a huge amount of IPs, and if the bot would welcome each and every one of them, that would create for a bunch of wanted space. ~MuzTalk 20:04, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - Seriously, how would this cut down on vandalism.... it would be welcoming all IP's, including the ones that vandalize. Welcoming people doesn't stop vandalism, and they are more than welcome to create an account. Andrew talk 20:07, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Comment - From personal experience, I can honestly say that it doesn't work like that. If a vandal receives the normal welcome, they either disregard it altogether, or use it as a reason to so some more vandalism via the link to the person's userpage. But, if there's an IP who has been editing wholesomely for a while, someone can always give them a "oh, why don't you create an account :)?"-styled message. Other than that, welcoming IPs usually doesn't have any good effect. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 20:34, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

oppose - infact, I support making it so we can't see the IP adress of wikia people. I have no idea if this is possible, but IP addresses can be traced and then allow people to cause it trouble. I do not see why the wikia websites do this. all other comments are per everyone above me who have all brought something new to the table.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Stelercus (talk) on 20:42, May 30, 2009.

Oppose and comment - I oppose the welcoming of IPs per everyone else. And to Stelercus: I'm pretty sure we can't do that, and how would be identfy our unregistered users? How would we be able to block the unregistered vandals? Anyway, it's really easy for a website to find out any IP address - how about here? Or, maybe a more apt one would be when you log into RuneScape... "You last logged in ([time] ago/earlier today) from [IP address]." Weird gloop.png @Gaz#7521 21:10, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - We had this before when the bot, wikia, was here. It first welcomed everyone, including IPs. I remember that Hurston said that IPs who vandalized and received a welcome message would most likely vandalize again. It would seem like we are welcoming IPs who vandalize. And also, some IPs will make legitimate edits, but some times in the future (moved/different IP/different user) the IP will vandalize. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 12:20, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Oppose - As per all opposes above Adult chameleon (automatic).png Anurin Talk · Sign! . 13:26, 31 May 2009 (UTC)