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This is a change being implemented by Wikia itself in accordance to updates to US Federal law. It doesn't necessarily mean the yonger users caused problems, but due to changes made to COPPA, IP addresses are now among the things we are not to gather from underage users, and since MediaWiki uses IP to track the edits of unregistered users, wikis like ours that at aimed more at the younger audiences are not allowed to have anonymous editing, so that we are not at risk of collecting any kind of information.
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This is a change being implemented by Wikia itself in accordance to updates to US Federal law. It doesn't necessarily mean the yonger users caused problems, but due to changes made to COPPA, IP addresses are now among the things we are not to gather from underage users. Since MediaWiki uses IP to track the edits of unregistered users, wikis like ours that are aimed more at the younger audiences are no longer allowed to have anonymous editing, so that we are not at risk of collecting any kind of information.

Latest revision as of 01:15, July 2, 2013

This is a change being implemented by Wikia itself in accordance to updates to US Federal law. It doesn't necessarily mean the yonger users caused problems, but due to changes made to COPPA, IP addresses are now among the things we are not to gather from underage users. Since MediaWiki uses IP to track the edits of unregistered users, wikis like ours that are aimed more at the younger audiences are no longer allowed to have anonymous editing, so that we are not at risk of collecting any kind of information.

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