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Important: COPPA and Our Wiki

Hello Big Nate Wiki community,

                As some of you may have heard, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has taken affect on Wikia and many wikis. What COPPA does is strengthen kids' privacy protections and gives parents greater control over the personal information that websites and online services may collect from children under 13. You can find out more about COPPA here.

     How does this affect Wikia you ask? Well, Wikia has many wiki communities that give information on something directed to children. This attracts underage visitors and anonymous users, which is bad news for COPPA. What Wikia is currently doing is flagging wikis in the 12 years of age or younger category and disabling any anonymous access. The changes to the law will be going into effect July 1st, 2013 although you may see some changes before then. 

     What every user in the Big Nate Wiki community must know is that our wiki also falls into the 12 years of age or under category and the changes to the law will also take affect on our wiki in order to comply to the law. Here's what I ask from all of you:

  • If you are 12 years of age or younger; I apologize for the inconvenience, but you cannot join or be of help to wikia because of this law. I have stated this before in the wiki's official Code of Conduct.
  • If you are 13 years or older, but not a user; if you would like to continue your contributions and become an official user of Wikia, please register now, as you don't have much time.
  • If you are 13 years or and are a user; you are still able to edit and participate, but please remember to login before doing so.


                 If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about COPPA's affect on Big Nate Wiki, please comment below. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about COPPA's affect on Wikia, please see here.



                    

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