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    Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Edit:
    The link was removed from the Main Page of wiki.ffxiclopedia.org (lol,) but that doesn't mean we can't spread it to the people that don't read BG. ('3'
    http://digg.com/gaming_news/Regarding_F ... e_to_Wikia
    http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=289981


    As everyone is no doubt aware, last month FFXIClopedia announced that they would be joining Wikia in an effort to continue their goal of profiting off of their extensive community. As they previously stated, this came about only after many long nights weighing all of their checkbooks. They are truly excited about the move. Based on their preview of how the site will look on Wikia, they think everyone will find that this is really going be a nice change with a lot of new advertisements that they would not have been able to deliver without the Wikia technology. While the transition was in large part due them being paid off by Wikia, obviously they will also have the advantage of not needing to figure out how to pay for the hosting charges after they spent all the fundraiser on personal expenses. The 2007 fundraiser was a huge success. Together they raised $9,372.02 of their $12,000 goal. The community did an incredible job pulling together. We have used $9,372 of the $9,372, thus leaving $0 remaining (see below for the juicy details). So the question becomes, what really happened?

    Addressing the fundraiser money discrepancy, these screenshots should bring some interesting details to light:







    Now, I can all imagine the look of shock on your faces as you realize, "Hey! They lied about the price of the diamond mousepads!" Well, I'm afraid to say that their heinous crimes do not stop there.

    I'm going to begin this with a backstory that explains something some FFXIClopedia users might already be familiar with. Wikia has approached FFXIClopedia several times about moving to their services: something that Ganiman has steadfastly refused. Ganiman's explanation for his decision was that Wikia couldn't offer FFXIClopedia everything it needed (forums, IRC.) However, the following screenshots suggest a different reason:









    The following screenshot doesn't really have anything to do with the Wikia buyout, but it's certainly a good show of character:


    I'm sure by now you're all wondering, "why the sudden change of heart?" I'm sure you all saw this coming:




    You're going to need to know the following for the next set of screenshots:
    Chris Manigan: Ganiman (Haha, very clever, get it!?)
    Brook Rolka: Mierin
    Joel Hankin: Gahoo
    Gil: Wikia rep.
    But wait, there's more! Addressing the recent announcement about the fundraiser and its' leftover funds:










    And now, what I'm sure everyone's been waiting for: How much were they paid?



    Pretty impressive figure, right? Well, no, but this is (I suppose


    Sidenote:
    Teletexo is a startup company of Ganiman's. They recently worked out a contract with Square-Enix to provide monthly "reports" about the opinions of the community (they do so by polling FFXIClopedia users


    Other teletaxo information, logos, et cetera:




    Closing notes:

    Oops!



    You do now, bitches.

    P.S.:

    Checkmate.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    hmm...
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    I think I pooed a little.

    Guess this is what happens when you support greedy cockmongers.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    I clicked on the Wiki in my Bookmarks and when the main page loaded up with nothing but a note from Taj, I immediately said to myself, "Epic."
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    in before more bitching on breaching of personal information over the internet.

    But seriously, this is pretty fucking epic...
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Holy shit Taj

    Seriously man

    Whoa
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Sweet tangy christflakes. 'Epic' doesn't even begin to cover it.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Taj for god.
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    YOU BLACK, MIDNIGHT, EVIL MOTHERFUCKERS!!! BLACK MAGIC, DARKNESS!!! YOU RAW, DARKNESS!!! YOU, FUCKING, DELIRIOUS MOTHERFUCKER!
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Taj = INTERNET WINNER OF ALL GOD AND TIME
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Pinnacle of epicness.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Oh dear!
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    ..........................
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    A winrar is you.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    This why I always say don't be a fucking fraud or cheat when you supplant yourself in an online worldwide community that is filled with anonymity that can be easily hacked in to or found out.

    Play the game, don't do anything stupid, and if you decide to make yourself a figurehead of the community, just do what you're supposed to be doing. These guys are in deep shit now; this crap is fraud and is illegal.
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    YOU BLACK, MIDNIGHT, EVIL MOTHERFUCKERS!!! BLACK MAGIC, DARKNESS!!! YOU RAW, DARKNESS!!! YOU, FUCKING, DELIRIOUS MOTHERFUCKER!
    You were cold as ice.

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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Wow... it would be BG blasphemy if his title wasnt changed to something epic now. Srsly.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    I think Taj just won the internet.

    When's the coronation ceremony?
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    In before death threats to Taj.

    And to pre-empt any discussion of the questionable legality of his exploits, would you have been happier just not knowing? Being informed by these pictures raises certain points with your own respect for rules and societal norms. Serving on a jury, would you commit someone for evidence obtained without a warrant? Sirius business indeed.

    I don't care about the legality or even the morality of this, if it's unshooped then it's more than a little disgusting. Nice sellout, and I use the term with every unpleasant implication in mind.
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  18. #18

    Steam Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    Taj is my fucking hero.
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    Re: Dear Ganiman, Gahoo, Mierin, and Wikia

    So.... do we.. what, boycott the wiki now? >.>
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