Alston, NCD, Oct 19 – The Wikia users have spoken, and the Wikia staff aren’t listening.
Wikia users from across the world are outraged at the mandatory change from the old ‘Monaco’ skin to the new ‘Oasis’ skin. The reasons for this have been made very clear: it is too cramped and it is too ugly.
Prominent micronational leaders Alexander Reinhardt, Philip Fish, Aldrich Lucas and King Anthony I, to name a few, have lashed out at the new skin.
“The new skin is actually pretty good, I think, but it’s terrible for our wiki” Reinhardt commented. “We need something that does not stick to a certain size, that can have infoboxes without having the text look all cramped.”
Philip Fish of A1 stated that “If it stuffs up our articles, we need to move. MicroWiki is now almost certainly moving away.”
Alrich Lucas of Yabloko confirmed that the old ‘Monaco’ skin will be switched off from November 3rd. Mr. Lucas has also announced the reservation of several MicroWiki sites on different wiki hosts, such as Referata and ShoutWiki.
King Anthony of Zealandia gave a more light-hearted response to the controversy: “This new design seems to be bad news for us, why does Uncyclopedia get to be exempted? That wiki is stupid and useless. If the Wikia people are going to act like this then good bye, Tschüs, au revoir, arrivederci, vaarwel and don’t let the door knob hit you where the good lord split you.”
Premier Daniel Anderson has announced that he is displeased with the changes. “It’s too cramped. It’s article title, infobox, THEN information. Those blue bands aren’t being used for anything except loitering like shifty chavs. This skin needs to be tweaked. I urge all Wikia users to adopt the slogan ‘Oasis must go!’ Wikia isn’t listening, we’ll now have to vote with our feet.”
Despite the universal protests, Wikia staff are refusing to listen to users and administrators alike. Many users have been reporting being blocked from the site for protesting. The new ‘Oasis’ skin has been rolled out across Wikia and will become the only skin used for the site. The only exception to this is Uncyclopedia, a parody site spoofing Wikipedia. Many users have slammed this “useless” wiki being exempt from the change.
See the protests at http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Anti-Wikia_Alliance
What do you think of the new ‘Oasis’ skin? See it for yourself at www.wikia.com and leave a comment below. If you want to see how it affects the MicroWiki page in particular, visit http://micronations.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page.