American Girl Wiki
Advertisement

Even Kit couldn't edit here until she turned 13.

Details and COPPA Compliance

In 2013, updates to US Federal law regarding COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act)--caused a major effect on the American Girl Wiki and editing policies. Full, further details are available here on the FANDOM Network (then Wikia). To sum it up, websites can no longer gather IP addresses from people under thirteen as this is considered personal information; any other certain information that could not be gathered remained off limits. FANDOM, in order to comply with this new US Federal Law--since it is a US hosted site--analyzed multiple hosted wikis and chose to preemptively disable anonymous editing on any that had a high chance of being edited by people under thirteen due to their content--which included the American Girl Wiki.

While American Girl has many adult fans, the wiki must accept that the target audience by American Girl itself is eight- to twelve-year-old children. Thus, we are affected by this new federal law, and FANDOM's implementations done to comply with it.

Effect on the American Girl Wiki

As of July 1st, 2013, all anonymous editing on the American Girl Wiki was disabled and cannot be enabled.

If you want to edit on the Wiki, you must have an account. No exceptions, even if you're well over thirteen. Admin cannot turn anonymous editing back on.

You will still need to be over thirteen, so admins will be scrutinizing every new sign up we have.

What if I'm Under Thirteen?

Underaged users will still be able to read the content of the wiki, so they can still access the articles and other pages that we as a community have worked so hard on. But they will no longer be able to actively edit or comment.

If a user of any account is found in any way to possibly be under thirteen--confession or otherwise--the account will be blocked until such an age as the user would be thirteen in order to comply with the federal law.

Questions

If you have questions or concerns, please contact any admin directly.

--Nethilia, Admin

Advertisement