“ Gaming wiki site for the Fallout franchise. „
Behind every great wiki is an IRC channel where the users can converse, hopefully in peace and without a problem. Unfortunately there was no such peace and lack of problems in their IRC channel. While it may be getting better now that the greatest problem to the channel has been removed (former op Yrol, a.k.a. Yrol_Denjeah), I still feel several of the users are intent on trolling anyone who steps out of line ONCE. I'm a victim of this (and not the only one), and only recently was I accepted into their channel, and I still feel uncomfortable being there. I go there to try and become more comfortable in the long run.
One day, I came into the channel to ask Yrol to unban my friend, who posted logs which proved that the ban was unwarranted. I was met with frankly insulting remarks, and was played around with by Yrol, who is supposed to be a trusted member of the channel. I was then banned, and although I was unbanned afterwards, I was banned again for no reason. I was then again unbanned, this time for quite a while, but one day I stepped into the channel, was immediately banned by Yrol, who began to flame my own channel, which I have maintained for some time, and where I am actually liked by the users. I was then kicked. I brought up the issue with the Wiki's founder, Ausir, who offered me help, and in the end made the correct judgment in unbanning me. Why Ausir wasn't op when Yrol was I do no know. Ausir knows how to treat users, and is clearly a more suitable op.
So in conclusion - #wikia-fallout still falls below the standard it should be at. It's up to Ausir to correct this. One step in the right direction has been made - Yrol no longer possesses op flags, nor is she seen on the IRC much anymore. Keep the steps in the right direction up, and you'll be up to standard soon.
Don't get me wrong - the Fallout wiki offers a lot of useful information. The information that is offered on that wiki is worth 5 stars alone. But sadly, something is bringing that rating right down...
The community is appaling as a whole! Their IRC channel is run by somebody who only has 15 edits on the Fallout Wiki. You may be wondering, "What's the big deal?" Well, this "user" bans others from the IRC channel for absolutely nothing! Say "cake" - banned
Ask how they got op rights - banned
Interuppt Pearl Harbour by critisising the fact that they're laughing at the film - banned
It's those things that are bringing the wiki down. I can't help but feel sorry for some of the lost souls who pour their hearts out for that wiki, only to be let down by those who support the terrible chanop. One wiki with a lot of information is brought down by the worst IRC channel in existance.
Yrol is STILL on the channel and nothing has changed
The rules, which are posted on the wiki are followed by everyone and Yrol always has to ban them, particulary anyone who plays shooters that aren't Fallout...
If you go on there, expect a ban for absoulutely nothing at all!
If they ever get a new channel, I would only recommend that somebody would join that channel if Yrol wasn't an op as it will be a much peaceful environment for everyone and users who like different video games will be able to get along but they can't at the moment and we have Yrol to thank! While the wiki offers some useful information, the IRC channel is ruined by "chanops" with 15 edits who won't tell us how they were opped!
tl;dr? Don't join #wikia-fallout unless you want a ban for nothing and you're willing to go to #freenode after!
The wiki is absolutely horrid, both content wise and in terms of aesthetics. The majority of the articles on the wiki are poorly written and contain little content.
Their response to new users is equally terrible, a decent edit with a simple misunderstanding is normally classed as vandalism, which, unlike other wikis with a much cleaner or larger community, often results in a verbal attack from one of the wiki's so-called "administrators" who are supposed to actually be a good role model. I, being an anonymous administrator at one of Wikia's top 100 traffic wikis, should know this and am quite frankly appalled.
And to make matters worse, their IRC channel is by far the worst I have ever seen on the freenode server, being off topic results in an instant ban which they don't remove, one channel operator only has roughly 15 edits on Wikia yet will happily ban users who have over 1000x her own across Wikia over a simple question.
Quite frankly, I have never seen such a large wiki have such a poor and demeaning community, and advise anyone considering editing there to think again and find a wiki with a much better group of users.
Basically, they kick users for asking kind questions, usually by a chanop who thinks that Pearl Harbour is funny!All they do is troll everyone else and I encourage everyone to ditch that wiki due to the presence of YrolHow Freenode haven't closed them down is a mystery and it's basically one of, if not the worst information channels everAlso, it's not a shop - I wanted to buy New Vegas from there but I couldn't!
The Vault is a popular wiki site that provides information for all things to do with Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG "Fallout" series of games. These include Fallout 1, 2 and 3, as well as any expansions and upcoming games part of or relating to the franchise.
Like any wiki site the information held within is user-posted and ultimately fallible, despite its meticulous handling of cross-checking procedures and research. Everything on this site however, I have usually found to be accurate.
Among the site's categories for information and front-page headings such as "Article of the Day" and "Did you know..." are detailed descriptions of weapons, locations, characters, specifications, dialogue listings and conversation trees, vehicles, organizations and secrets. Many of these articles contain accompanying embedded videos from Youtube as visual aids, despite being already heavily illustrated with remarkable attention to detail. This site contains everything relating to the Fallout Universe, even reviews of games and expansions from the best-known gaming sites and recent news pertaining to relevant products.
Other than the potential for misrepresentation and false info, the only other problem I can think of is spoilers. - Like many sites of this kind there is very little warning or scope to avoid spoilers. An unwritten rule is that if you don't want to know absolutely everything about a particular thing, don't click the link.
The site has a decent members forum, where all things Fallout are discussed in depth, and is set out in sections and subsections to avoid complication. Like the rest of the site, the forum is not in the least bit convoluted and is familiar and easy to navigate.
The site is fast and well-designed, with only a few ad-banners that are barely noticeable at the very bottom of the window. (I actually had to check before I wrote this article.) Fortunately completely free of malware, These ads don't slow anything down and all relate to gaming, which is better than obnoxious primary-coloured popups that declare "Omg u hav wun a free iPod!!1!! give us your credit card detailz for further information!!!"
I suppose one more problem is that the site has a teeny little compatability issue with Internet Explorer. Unusual for a wiki site, every time the user clicks the "back" button, it brings up an error message. This has happened to me on a few computers now, so I doubt its just me.
Aside from this, the wiki handles perfectly.
The Vault - The Fallout Wiki. is the absolute bible for the Fallout Universe, and has never once steered me, or anyone I know wrong.