Hi! Might I ask you to elaborate on why you believe the Nick & Judy keychains aren't official Disney merch? If this turns out to be true, I'd very much like to make things right by removing the article.
(No rush to reply of course, I know it's around 4AM in New Zealand at time of writing, so I only expect you to see this when you have the time!)
If you don't feel like reading my paragraphs, just jump to the ⭐ at the end XD
DHgate would seem to be a kind of china wholesale online store akin to Aliexpress, Banggood, or Wish. I have nothing against these types of site and DHgate appears to be more reputable than others I'm familiar with.
Following some brief research, DHgate has some fairly tough rules on products they list. If the keychains were not official, these rules would explain their disappearance.
With the exception of DHgate, these wholesale e-Commerce sites are a breeding ground for unofficial merch. This was the reason for my impulsive remark about officiality.
⭐In conclusion, with the listing gone from the site, it's nigh on impossible to verify it (without an obsessive level of effort). That being said, I feel they were unlikely to have been official.
And of course I've read the entirety of your reply! I'm very grateful that you've taken the time to go into detail, and it is my job to listen!
So just how sure are you that these aren't official? If you're even just above 50% sure, I'll be willing to take your word for it on account of how reliable you've proven yourself to be, and if they do end up being official we can always just make the article again.
I've spent more time thinking, doing due dilligence and all that. Based on the data I have such as the images and official description on the item's page compared with similar, even identical items found on other wholesale sites, I can say that I am a good 77% sure these were unofficial keychains made using official artwork.
It's not uncommon that folks take an image and use it to stamp out millions of cheap product whether it be tees, watches, pendants, and more.
I'm honored that you'd trust my word on this. The way I see it, if it does turn out that I'm wrong, I see it as a win anyway because accuracy and consistency is our goal here. Like it goes in Try Everything, "nobody learns without getting it wrong"!
I believe it would be best if we kept any talk of COVID-19 off the Zootopia Wiki. It's been shown to scare people and be quite controversial, and I just really don't want to risk this wiki becoming another source of that fear and controversy. I also don't believe the "Hell" bit you wrote on your profile is too appropriate either; yes, there was a fake promo poster called "Hell or High Otter", but you're not referencing that.
Zootopia is a place of unity and positivity and a wiki dedicated to it ought to be the same. The least I can do to keep that a reality is to follow the rules and, should I step out of line, apply the counsel I recieve from wiki leaders such as yourself.
I thank you for being a reasonable and punctual admin.
Like I was saying, we don't have lot of hard data on how Zootopia's legal system works. I presume it's like that used in the United States of America because much of Zootopia's society draws from the US or is very similar.
According to my research, felony crimes are classed from A through D based on the convictions of a person and the judge's reasoning on additional factors. An overview of penalties for such felonies can be found here .
Some of the additional factors include abduction and political fraud. In Lionheart's case, the capturing of the savage mammals could be seen as mass abduction which could worsen his sentence.
Thank you for understanding; My gut feeling tells me there's never any legitimate malice behind your actions, which is why you didn't recieve a warning this time, but just try to be a bit more careful with how you word things around here?
Thank You Lord Tellurium, Emiemi her description helped me see the meaning in the snarky sounding speech with the word sarcastic but yours helped see more the quick impolite reaction with the word critical. But with both descriptions the word Snarky is clear now.