Dream Logos and Fiction Wiki/FAQ

Thank you for expressing your interest for the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis. Below are a set of questions you may have about the core of Drillimation Systems’ business.

General Questions

What is the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki?
The Dream Logos and Fiction Wiki are a series of two fanon wikis that are run by Drillimation Systems. Pulling in an average of 5,000 views per day. Both sites are meant for users to express their creativity, and is also a great way to learn web design, programming concepts in HTML, and wiki setup.

Why should I use the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki?
If all other fanon wikis are unavailable to you due to strict conditions, you can do it here. We have an open and free environment for users to write whatever they desire.

Who owns the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki?
Drillimation Systems has owned both sites since 2015. It runs from his dorm room at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

When was the site founded?
Dream Logos Wiki was founded in 2011, while the Dream Fiction Wiki was founded in 2016.

How do I apply to become a staff member?
Becoming a staff member is not generally easy. You have to have a bureaucrat of the site to make you one. There are four staff ranks: rollback (250), moderator (500), administrator (1,000), and bureaucrat (2,000). The number next to each one shows how many edits you need to have to be promoted to that rank. Users may only be promoted if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have more of the amount of edits to be promoted to that rank
  • Have one staff slot open
  • Must not be banned three or more times

To apply, you will need to contact a bureaucrat with your request. The sidebar shows all of the staff members, and clicking any staff member’s name will take you to their userpage. Go to their message wall and message them about your request to join.

What do I do if I’ve been banned?
If you believe the ban that an administrator or bureaucrat assigned to you was a mistake, you can dispute it. Disputes are made under the pages of Dream Logos Wiki:Appeal or Dream Fiction Wiki:Appeal, click the “Submit a ban appeal” button. Fill out the form, answering every single question. The form was created using Google Forms and does not require a Google account to use.

Users are expected to be truthful when disputing; lying will land you into more trouble.

Where are the Rules of Conduct?
Located under the Community tab on both sites. Click here if you have any questions about it.

I would like to use some content from the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki on my blog, website, or personal project. Would you mind?
We don’t mind if you take content from a few pages on the site and put it into a blog post or a personal project. As long as we receive credit, you are good to go. Please credit us by using the disclaimer from the Game Content and Brand Usage Rules, and please include the URL of which it came from.

Drillimation Systems, however, does object to you creating an entirely new “dream logos”-themed website using material from the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis.

I don’t like the overall theme (the duo on the home page banner or content helping promote any Drillimation product) – can you change it?
We understand that the duo from Chuhou Joutai is what makes our site easily recognizable, and not everyone may like them. You can just ignore them as best you can, and we won’t remove them from the site, otherwise, the site would be unrecognizable.

Questions regarding your account

How do I get started on Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki?
To get started, you will need a FANDOM/Wikia account. If you don’t have one, you can create one, or use your existing Facebook or Google account. You will need to pick a username and password, and enter your email address. Why the email address? That is for edit notifications. You will also be required to enter your date of birth. Federal law requires all users to be 13 or older to use the site, but you can see what others have created without creating an account.

If you need more help, Wikia has a whole article on this here.

Why do I have to be 13 years or older to create an account?
Thanks to COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, and GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation Act of 2018, Wikia is not permitted to collect information from users under 13 without parental permission. The amount of paperwork used to prove the identity of the parents can become so substantial and can increase so much in costs that it can cause Wikia to shut down. You will find that most other websites such as YouTube and Facebook have that exact same rule in place because of this law.

I tried to edit anonymously, but I found out I can’t. Why?
In July 2018, Drillimation disabled anonymous editing on both sites due to abusive IP ranges. This includes users who repeatedly used proxies/VPNs to evade bans and abuse the system. To stop this behavior, we were forced to ban IP ranges and anonymous editing. If you wish to edit, you can create an account.

I created an account, but I can’t edit. Why?
It appears to be your account is not verified. To avoid abuse, all accounts must be verified through a confirmation email, which you should’ve gotten when you signed up. Please check both your main and spam inboxes, where in some cases can end up there. This practice is mandatory to prevent abuse.

If you did activate your account and you still can’t edit, then your account is not autoconfirmed yet. To prevent resurgent sockpuppeteers from creating new accounts (especially with the case of Chebbycraft34), all user accounts must be at least four days old before they can edit.

In response to recent raids on the Discord server, all users must also have a verified email on their Discord account to use the Discord server.

Can I change my account name?
Yes, but you can only do this once. If you’re unhappy with your username, you can do this under the Rename Account part of the Contact page. For instructions, see this page. If you already did this and want to do this again, you will need to create a new account under the same email address, but this will reset the edit count.

How do I delete my account?
If you decide you’re done with the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki, you will need to contact Wikia about this. For instructions, see this page. Once you do this, you’ll have thirty days to decide if you change your mind. After that period, you will no longer be able to reverse that decision and will need to create a new account if you decide to come back. You can use the same email address, but you might not get the same username.

I’m using a proxy/VPN, and I am unable to edit a page. What is going on?
It should be noted that if you are using a Virtual Private Network or proxy, it changes the IP address that you are using. If you find the IP address that you are using is globally banned by Wikia, it is NOT their responsibility to unban it. That IP had a history before it came into your ownership, and it stays there. We do not recommend you use proxies or VPNs while on the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis, as they often tend to get entire IP ranges banned if abused.

Questions regarding Discord server

How do I join the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki Discord server?
On the Discord widget on any page, click the “Connect” button. If this is your first time using Discord, you will need to create an account. For instructions, read this article by Discord themselves.

Can I voice chat with Driller?
Sorry, but he very rarely voice chats. It’s to protect his privacy.

What is the Profanity Filter?
The Profanity Filter is a bot on the server that automatically moderates all messages and blocks out words and/or expressions that aren’t appropriate for the server. It is used in more than 5,000 servers and has moderated more than 300,000 users.

I’ve heard that the Profanity Filter can flag words/phrases that aren’t inappropriate, which can be really annoying. What can I do?
With the old filter, Driller used to report the error in the False Positives channel in the former bot’s support server. Nowadays, the new profanity filter has a low-blocking rate. So we’ve taken care to not overblock. If you think we made a mistake, you can tell us.

What is a mute?
A mute is an administrative action that server moderators and bots can set to users. A mute generally occurs if a user says a word that the profanity filter considers offensive. Mutes generally last from 10 minutes or even up to two weeks, and during that time, you cannot speak. Sending 15 chat messages within a short timeframe can earn you a 60 second mute for “flooding.” Sending five identical chat messages in a row can earn you a 10 minute mute, so review the Rules of Conduct carefully to avoid this.

Questions regarding connection and performance

I tried to access the site but it won’t load or loads slowly. Why?
In order to get a smooth experience of both the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis, it’s important that you connect to a reliable network and your device’s signal is strong. Full Wi-Fi bars are not always guaranteed to have a strong connection, and local/public networks often tend to slow down and/or get overloaded at times.

Here is what can contribute to slow and/or laggy Wi-Fi:

  • File-sharing programs such as BitTorrent constantly upload and download huge amounts of data, which can contribute to slow and/or laggy connection.
  • Check your computer for viruses/malware. Malware are programs that can alter data on your computer and/or operate without your consent. Removing viruses from your computer can speed up your PC and get it running back to normal.
  • Some public networks (such as a school or library network) have strict firewall settings which can prevent certain apps from loading. Consider resetting your firewall to its default settings, or in some cases, you can use a VPN or a proxy (a practice we do not recommend if you are at school/work, but is effective).

You will also not be able to access the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis if in the event that Wikia is down and/or experiencing an outage. Internet servers are not easy to manage and have to be serviced regularly. Wikia has no guarantee that their servers will be up and running 100% of the time. If in the rare event that Wikia is down, we cannot be held responsible for lost and/or missing data.

I don’t like the new update. Can I go back to the previous iteration?
Unfortunately, no. Wikia is an online service, meaning all users must be on the same version. There is no way to switch back to an old version. We understand that it can be difficult to get used to a new interface and Wikia can make necessary adjustments to make a more cleaner, safer experience for everyone.

The site displays incorrectly or appears differently than it should. What can I do?
If you are having issues with viewing the site (e.g., displaying in text mode instead), then the following methods should help you get back to normal:

  • Empty your browser’s cache. If you do not know how to do this, this article by Indiana University has a complete guide on doing this.
  • Reset the zoom or the font size.
  • Make sure that JavaScript is not disabled. JavaScript is required for use of the Dream Logos and Fiction Wikis.
  • Some extensions and/or hardware acceleration capabilities can interfere with the site. Disabling them can help.
  • Contact Wikia. Occasionally, server issues can cause it to happen.

If none of the above worked, then reporting the site to the developers of your browser can help.

The Wiki Activity sometimes displays in the wrong language. What can I do?
This has been a known issue to Wikia. The Wiki Activity can display in the wrong language if a user who is not on the same language as you edits the site. The problem can be resolved if you make an edit.

I tried accessing the site but I got redirected to a porn site instead. What is going on with my machine!?
If this happens, then it’s likely you misspelled the URL for either the Dream Logos or Fiction Wiki. Any time you misspell a URL on the internet, you are likely to be redirected to either porn, a scam pop-up ad, or worse, both. The best way to prevent this is to bookmark the homepage for the site so you don’t have issues like this in the future. Occasionally, malware can cause this to happen. Scanning your machine for any malware can also help prevent this problem too.

I’m seeing a “Congratulations, you won!” pop-up ad or a similar ad on the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki.
Ads like these have been an extremely widespread form of malware that’s existed for years on computers and mobile devices. Ad blockers such as AdBlock, AdBlock Plus, or uBlock cannot block this type of advertising. The only way to remove this is to remove the malware causing it. This can happen if you visit a questionable website or download a certain app. Most anti-virus software can deal with these types of ads. If you see this, NEVER CLICK ON ANYTHING in the ad, or you could be redirected to another ad or spam.

Parents Guide

I have two kids who each want their own account, but I only have one email address. What can I do?
You can create multiple accounts using the same email.

How do I avoid having my inbox flooded with edit notification emails?
One good measure to prevent scandals is by sending an email to all users watching a page on a wiki whenever a page is edited. My inbox is often flooded with these emails each day. You can turn off email notifications in My Preferences, then to Email, and ticking Disable all Emails from FANDOM. Remember to click Save.

I’m a parent, and how do I contact Drillimation?
If you have any questions or concerns about the Dream Logos/Fiction Wiki, feel free to fire us an email on our home page. If you cannot do so there, email us at drillimationentertainment@gmail.com.

How do the chat systems work in Discord?
Many of our users enjoy connecting and communicating with one another through our Discord server. Discord does have private chat and we warn our users about releasing personal information. One of our bots regularly collects a list of blacklisted words, so they can be quickly removed when necessary.

I don’t like some of the topics that some users create. Can you take them off the site?
As stated by our Rules of Conduct, some content that doesn’t violate the Rules of Conduct or Wikia’s Terms of Service may be controversial in some way. If you disagree about the content of a page, your child can express their viewpoint on the page, but please note that we will not tolerate disrespectful comments.

Pages that are in conflict with Wikia’s Terms of Service or the Rules of Conduct will be removed. Use of profanity on a page can cause said page to be edited to something cleaner, or for the entire removal of the page. Even if your child doesn’t intend to, most users between the ages of 13 and 17 may accidentally stumble across content that might be contrary to your standards. We often encourage our users to report pages that violate our Rules of Conduct or Wikia’s Terms of Service.

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