I just found Special:Videos in action on MA/de, and it seems as if it is active here as well. At least it is linked from the top navigation.
This is not the first time something like this appears out of nowhere - last time, we had this discussion: Forum:Related videos module coming soon. Any thoughts on what to do with that? -- Cid Highwind (talk) 17:06, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
- Wikia should be contacted to confirm that videos are off, and the link in the nav should be removed. If videos were turned on somehow, they should be turned off, for all the same reasons they were off, the least of which is no one here wants them on. On a side note, it might be worth it to check if in content "link ads" are on as well, since I noticed them at MB a few days ago, and if I'm not mistaken they're also a violation of the copyright, and the auto playing ads are bad enough. MA looks like a 90s porn site with the ad filters off. - Archduk3 18:43, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
I've seen link ads (horrible!) on other Wikias, but not on any MA. If anyone sees them used on MA, please provide a screenshot. For what it's worth, I believe I read that Wikia is "just" running them again to fulfill some contractual obligations before the end of the year. -- Cid Highwind (talk) 19:39, December 28, 2012 (UTC)