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I'm sorry to hear that, Scoop. I know how those things go all to well, as I am too of the kind that checks in on the wiki every day, but at one point you just need to take a break. I took mine (lasted about a year, oops) last year, and it really did me good in the end. Not saying that you should disappear for a year obviously, but perhaps recharge for a few days? I can check in more often to help with the vandal situation (although your admin team did a good job already with it).
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I'm sorry to hear that, Scoop. I know how those things go all too well, as I too am of the kind that checks in on my wiki every day, but at one point you just need to take a break. I took mine (lasted about a year, oops) last year, and it really did me good in the end. Not saying that you should disappear for a year obviously but perhaps recharge for a few days? I can check in more often to help with the vandal situation (although your admin team did a good job already with it).
   
The privacy thing is indeed a weird one, as you would expect that someone participating to a show like Big Brother knows that they're going to be on TV and thus in the public eye. However, as someone with a masters degree in law myself, I have learned a long time ago that logic and legal rights do not always mean the same thing, sadly enough. As said earlier, the GDPR is really thorough and sometimes even overshoots its purpose if you ask me (I'm also affected by it during my full-time job). Though the adagium ''dura lex, sed lex'' does apply. It may be hard, it may be unexplainable, but in the end, it is still the law, and we have little choice but to follow. As an editor, I really do understand the frustrations that come with with having your goals to be the most comprehensive encyclopedia about your subject thwarted by seemingly silly rules being enforced by "the powers that be", but in this case, I can assure you that Fandom's hands are tied just as much as yours are. Moving away from the platform would not solve anything, as the GDPR law will just follow you around. My guess it that Fandom is just a more approachable venue for the candidates to get things removed than to take it up with the tabloid and whatever platform. But all these wiki-farms where you could possibly take this content to? Nah, they're easy targets when you clearly have the law on your side.
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The privacy thing is indeed a weird one, as you would expect that someone participating to a show like Big Brother knows that they're going to be on TV and thus in the public eye. However, as someone with a masters degree in law myself, I have learned a long time ago that logic and legal rights do not always mean the same thing, sadly enough. As said earlier, the GDPR is really thorough and sometimes even overshoots its purpose if you ask me (I'm also affected by it during my full-time job). Though the adagium ''dura lex, sed lex'' does apply. It may be hard, it may even be unexplainable, but in the end, no matter how hard it is, it is still the law, and we have little choice but to follow. As an editor, I really do understand the frustrations that come with with having your goals to be the most comprehensive encyclopedia about your subject thwarted by seemingly silly rules being enforced by "the powers that be", but in this case, I can assure you that Fandom's hands are tied just as much as yours are. Moving away from the platform would not solve anything, as the GDPR law will just follow you around. My guess it that Fandom is just a more approachable venue for the candidates to get things removed than to take it up with the tabloids and whatever other platform. But all these wiki-farms where you could possibly take this content to? Nah, they're easy targets when you clearly have the law on your side.
   
That said, as annoying as it may be, I think there is some comfort in the fact that it are only a few contestants that have done this. Perhaps we can make the best of it by think of a better or more fun way to display their pages that can barely have any content on it. Maybe a fun quote or image or something.
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That said, as annoying as it may be, I think there is some comfort in the fact that it are only a few contestants that have done this. Perhaps we can make the best of it by thinking of a better or more fun way to display their pages that can barely have any content on it. Maybe a fun quote or image or something.
   
 
I know that we don't really know each other, but always feel free to contact me about anything, especially if it is related to you feeling disillusioned by Fandom actions. I can always try to help to get you more information to sort things out. Hope you will feel better soon. These times are also not making things easier to unwind.
 
I know that we don't really know each other, but always feel free to contact me about anything, especially if it is related to you feeling disillusioned by Fandom actions. I can always try to help to get you more information to sort things out. Hope you will feel better soon. These times are also not making things easier to unwind.

Latest revision as of 17:51, April 23, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that, Scoop. I know how those things go all too well, as I too am of the kind that checks in on my wiki every day, but at one point you just need to take a break. I took mine (lasted about a year, oops) last year, and it really did me good in the end. Not saying that you should disappear for a year obviously but perhaps recharge for a few days? I can check in more often to help with the vandal situation (although your admin team did a good job already with it).

The privacy thing is indeed a weird one, as you would expect that someone participating to a show like Big Brother knows that they're going to be on TV and thus in the public eye. However, as someone with a masters degree in law myself, I have learned a long time ago that logic and legal rights do not always mean the same thing, sadly enough. As said earlier, the GDPR is really thorough and sometimes even overshoots its purpose if you ask me (I'm also affected by it during my full-time job). Though the adagium dura lex, sed lex does apply. It may be hard, it may even be unexplainable, but in the end, no matter how hard it is, it is still the law, and we have little choice but to follow. As an editor, I really do understand the frustrations that come with with having your goals to be the most comprehensive encyclopedia about your subject thwarted by seemingly silly rules being enforced by "the powers that be", but in this case, I can assure you that Fandom's hands are tied just as much as yours are. Moving away from the platform would not solve anything, as the GDPR law will just follow you around. My guess it that Fandom is just a more approachable venue for the candidates to get things removed than to take it up with the tabloids and whatever other platform. But all these wiki-farms where you could possibly take this content to? Nah, they're easy targets when you clearly have the law on your side.

That said, as annoying as it may be, I think there is some comfort in the fact that it are only a few contestants that have done this. Perhaps we can make the best of it by thinking of a better or more fun way to display their pages that can barely have any content on it. Maybe a fun quote or image or something.

I know that we don't really know each other, but always feel free to contact me about anything, especially if it is related to you feeling disillusioned by Fandom actions. I can always try to help to get you more information to sort things out. Hope you will feel better soon. These times are also not making things easier to unwind.

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