As administrators of Wookieepedia, we offer an apology to Robin Pronovost for the pain that they have endured throughout the last several weeks as a result of the debate over deadnaming on Wookieepedia. Robin, we are truly sorry. We have reached out to them in order to try to understand how we can help heal the wounds our actions have caused.
Over two weeks ago, a voting forum was created on Wookieepedia by an editor whose sincere intention was to remove deadnames from wiki articles and update our policies to reflect that. The process we use to update policy is a community forum and vote to ensure all our editors are welcome to share their opinions in a civil manner. The editor who created the forum was attempting to enact much-needed change and did nothing wrong. We failed to take into account the human aspect of this conversation and the people who would be hurt by it. For this, we apologize to the transgender community.
Today, with the support of a number of our admins, Fandom removed two administrators from Wookieepedia for creating a culture of intimidation. As for the rest of us admins, several of whom are members of the LGBTQ+ community, we are committed to change. Our goal is a renewed commitment to inclusion, and the belief that together we are strong and together we can grow.
We know we have work to do to live up to that goal. We are committed to listening and learning, and we welcome any input from the Star Wars community on how we can further improve
The Wookieepedia Admin Team