Hi, this is Driller from the administration team.
The past few days have been a bit of a ruckus. Ootwar was the one who started it. The problem was our business practices, and as a result, we had to mute the entire Discord server in order to investigate the situation. Once we found out what caused the ruckus we took the appropriate steps to be sure we are in full compliance with Wikia's Terms of Service, we had to update the Rules of Conduct.
To be clear, here are the changes we have made:
We will no longer allow users to progress the "Boycott Driller" movement. This is an act of trolling, which is against Wikia's rules. I may never be impeached for what I did, as my actions did not violate Wikia's Terms of Service. The Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis are a place for free speech and self-expression, but we will not tolerate user behavior like this.
We apparently learned that Ootwar was being a troll, and he apparently fed the trolls. Wikia is NOT a place for trolling. In a nutshell, trolls are users who like to annoy others, rather than vandalize. For example, a troll can trick an innocent user saying they violated the site's rules when in reality they didn't. We will NOT allow users to promote trolling of a staff member in the future. Any user caught engaging in something like this will face warnings and temporary mutes. Repeat offenders will be banned. In addition, any blog posts and forum threads that are clearly set up to signal trolling will be locked or possibly removed.
The cause of the trolling was users were getting tired of seeing ads for the game Chuhou Joutai, and how the game did not relate to the site's ideology. Also, we have to be careful in the future what we can and can't promote on the site. Rest assured, all future ads that Drillimation Systems publishes will be made with proper care. The ad for Chuhou Joutai on both sites will not be removed but in the future will be difficult to find. We will still keep the theming though!
We are also changing the way that users can self-promo their wikis and social media channels on the site. Unsolicited advertising is against Wikia's standards but they offer a formidable advertising program. From now on, only approved links may be posted in the Advertisements board on the forums.
Keep in mind these changes are still in beta and are subject to change in the future.