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Q: Should I be putting information into the article that only Habbo users would be interested in?
A: No. No matter the number of users or the amount of users that actually visit this article, this is still an encyclopedia, not a user guide.
Q: May I put my opinion into the article?
A: No. As this is an encyclopedia, everything is to be written in a neutral point of view and thus do not push your opinion.
Q: Should I add lists of Moderators, Furniture or Habbo Xs?
A: No. Put yourself in the article reader's position. You wouldn't need to know everything.
Q: Should I refer to people who use Habbo as "Habbos", "Players" or "Users".
A: Users. You should refer to people who use Habbo as Users as they are using a service.

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RV Park, not Amusement Park[edit]

The source listed for the story about the child with AIDS says it was an RV park that denied pool access, not an amusement park. This is a pretty big difference. I cannot edit due to the semi-protected status of the page. --JSekula71 (talk) 19:03, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Needs more info[edit]

{{Editprotected}} I would like to add a little more to some of the sections, Credits for example. LookItsRhys (talk) 19:11, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Credits? As in, design-team names and so forth? That sort of stuff doesn't belong in an article unless it's notable in a way you can verify. m.o.p 19:39, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

No, Credits as in the hotels currency LookItsRhys (talk) 17:31, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Needs more images![edit]

2 images i added where removed, due to copyright. I was wondering, is there any way to add images of Habbo with a correct copyright licence? As far as i know, Sulake have no problem with people using screenshots of their software. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tommo89 (talkcontribs) 16:55, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Habbo EX2 Rumors[edit]

Codename Habbo EX2 is a upcoming rumored sucuessor to the Habbo Guides. It is rumored to be a combined version of the Hobba/Habbo Guides team.Nothing else is known about this" —Preceding unsigned comment added by IcemanCrogonk (talkcontribs) 21:47, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

The Role Play[edit]

Role Play is the most important part of habbo, I made a section on it in the article, but it was deleted I also belive on US hotel their is an RPG floor. So www.habbo.com/client is the source. And, it happens also on the www.habbo.com.au/client domain. if someone knows a reliable source on this unofficail pat of habbo, add it. SSholden (talk) 03:02, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Your addition was unsourced original research. Also, please add new talk page comments at the bottom of a page, thanks. swaq 15:48, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

I have cleaned up the roleplay section of this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BattleBall (talkcontribs) 10:34, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

The Habbo Raids[edit]

The REAL reason for all these 'raids' and other anoying things are based on two main things... ONE is the fact on yes, racism is a commen one. But... on the level of the Habbo 'Mafia' a verry simmilar to the real life mafia we all know. It occurs when two orginizations, or 'familys' have a dissagreement over something wich can turn towards war. After one of the many more destructive wars the real Habbo 'mafia' had fallen apart then residing to the Mafia RPG. The RPG has nothing to do with the raids and hackings like the one of 2008, it is the mafia. And do not think that the MODS and staff havent been bought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gipsonman25 (talkcontribs) 15:13, 27 July 2008 (UTC) "Before asking to include mention of the raids in the article, please be aware that the raids are already mentioned in the article, under Reviews, awards and criticism. When discussing the raids on this talk page, please read Wikipedia's policy on reliable sources."

Firstly, the raids are a LOT more significant than 1 sentence; secondly, the original reason behind the raids was due to racism of the mods; Thirdly, using the "Anonymous on Fox 11" is as FAR from a reliable source as you can possibly go. By the same source, I could say that Habbo Hotel is a children's game and that a nonexistent gang enjoys destroying it. An article on an MMORPG should NOT tell someone every gameplay nuance of said MMORPG. Also, how is it that this horribly written article is longer than the articles on a Blizzard and E.B. White? Hell, this article is longer than the article on 4chan. Wow. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Soniczip (talkcontribs)

I wholeheartedly agree. The Wiki guidelines that place the use of stories by real-world news sources over sources such as blogs is usually make perfect sense, but not in this case. I did some Googling on "Habbo Raids" and every source was some sort of blog, forum, or YouTube video. I switched it to a "news" Google search, and there wasn't a single result.
There are simply no reliable third-party publications that talk about these raids, even if they are one of the most documented events in Internet history. The amount that the raids are mentioned is just a step above not mentioning them at all. The raids are too important to leave out.
Looking around the entries for other popular online communities, I see that there are plenty of citation holes for Fark, YTMND, and /b/. But in these cases, the facts are still presented, even if that means the articles have first or second-party sources or even (GASP!) a few "citation needed" labels. It seems that as a general rule, important facts (especially heavily-documented, undisputed ones) are still put into the entries, even if there aren't any real-world stories about them. There is really no reason to treat this entry any differently, other than being a stickler for the official Wikipedia rules.
News reporters and the other things that Wikipedia considers to be reliable sources simply almost never talk about what's going on in the online world. Perhaps there should be some sort of reconsidering of the rules for these types of entries, or else they will be either perpetually filled with holes or lacking in basic information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fireproof88 (talkcontribs) 04:33, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
I agree. That fox article is nothing but POV, and using a POV sources makes the article a POV article. Here's a little anecdote for why the raids should be included: Until very recently, we have had no complete skeletons of dodo birds. There have been bones, and drawings, but none enough to conclusively show exactly what a dodo bird might have looked like. The idea that since we could not conclusively depict the dodo bird therefore it never existed is obviously ridiculous, but it is tantamount to saying the raids never happened because no "legitimate" sources exist. 209.217.124.85 (talk) 02:48, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
No one is saying that the raids never happened because no legitimate sources exist – they are not included in the article because no legitimate sources can explain what the raiders claim are happened (that is, the racist mods, that other stuff). The article currently says that the hotel is often the victim to internet trolls. The fox article might be biased, but the current statement in the article isn't. 04:40, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
I know what happened in those raids. I organised several of them myself via IRC and the chans. I know every part of every routine "performed" there. It all happened. Need only to take a look at ED to see pictorial evidence. /b/lackup! was the rally call by the way. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.166.198.55 (talk) 00:23, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
I think the big, bold notice on the top can be a little more... aggressive. :) Seicer (talk) (contribs) 04:58, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia's handling this terribly. They cant demand IRL credible news for everything, especially online things like these raids. The raids wont be covered in real news (excluding that half second clip of a raid in the ridiculous fox bit on anonymous), and just because its not covered doesnt mean wikipedia shouldnt have more than a sentance on the topic. user:Kaneda435
There is a wiki policy that would over ride or complement WP:RS, Wikipedia:Consensus. The consensus is proved by "A limited mention of the raids in the article doesn't mean that the raids did not happen – no one is denying it.". Wikipedia:Consensus is an Official Policy, WP:RS guideline. It passes WP:FRINGE since the raid is a mainstream view. Consensus says it is. Regarding WP:REDFLAG
  • "Exceptional claims require exceptional sources", not an exceptional claim.
  • "surprising or apparently important claims that are not widely known" due to repeated incidents and aruging in the chatroom (although this is my WP:OR, im sure others will agree) and visual disruption by identically dresses users, I conject most Habbo users are aware of vandalism/trolling/bad people on Habbo, so this is widely known.
  • "surprising or apparently important reports of historical events not covered by mainstream news media or historiography;" sadly fails, someone should check if Habbo has updated any policies since the raids or commented about it itself.
  • "reports of a statement by someone that seems out of character, embarrassing, controversial, or against an interest they had previously defended;" passes, trolling is common in the internet/internet communities, look at slashdot for how common it is.
  • "claims contradicted by, or with no support within, the relevant academic community. Be particularly careful when proponents of such claims say there is a conspiracy to silence them." pass, no sources denying the raids.
So it passes (does not qualify as redflag) on 4 out of 5 flags for WP:REDFLAG. On WP:VERIFY
  • "Questionable sources should only be used in articles about themselves.", we can replace "articles" with "section"/"paragraph", that would allow us to quote websites of whoever did the raids, or whoever claims responsibility (who that is, is not upto me to decide).
From WP:NOR
  • "Unsourced material obtained from a Wikipedian's personal experience, such as an unpublished eyewitness account, should not be added to articles. It would violate both this policy and Verifiability, and would cause Wikipedia to become a primary source for that material." there are many quotes of people who witnessed the raids online im sure, they aren't unpublished, although the internet publishing does lessen source quality.
Still we have consensus to agree that the raids happened. WP:COS part of WP:NOR allows wikipedians to write about what they saw in the raids. Even if it was a hoax, WP:HOAX would allow us to mark it as such if it passes "notability". I say be bold and put it in, this talk page has enough consensus to do it. My opinion is, we should be careful about identifying any group by proper name (listing random) such as "DrinkOrDie", "Cult of the Dead Cow", "Chaos Computer Club", "Legion of Doom", "Masters of Deception", since that opens the biography can of worms, best would be to give a general outline of the group such as "a part/group/coalition of users of 4chan/*chan/* IRC channel on * IRC Network". Patcat88 (talk) 15:22, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
I agree, the raid should be included based on web sources. The MSM is not the only source of news. 64.135.210.75 (talk) 05:09, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
can someone correct that this was not solely anonymous, and also that the anonymous that performed the raids as "suit nigras" are different from the ones who are protesting Scientology? if you knew anything about how anonymous worked, you'd know that there is much antimosity towards Project Chanology by the anonymous that raided habbo.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.150.235.28 (talk) 14:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

A new RAID group has come to Habbo Hotel USA the only information I have on them is that they call themeselves the LEGION OF HABBO BABIES and is believed to be created on September 14, 2008 at around 10:21pm central time over 45 babies were gathering in mazes and other rooms the leader is said to be dale-jr88 he even has a room named Habbo Baby Headquarters. Anyways be on the look out this group is said to be against HC members and they can be annoying.

Are these annoying groups doing anything new? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.51.41.46 (talk) 21:41, 31 December 2008 (UTC) NO —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.22.245.212 (talk) 08:57, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Can someone verify the pool's closed raid, know your meme states that pools closed also stemmed from users with black skin been banned by moderators [1] Retartist (talk) 11:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

There are three reliable sources used in the article to support the subsection you're talking about. Have you read through them yet? Knowyourmeme isn't considered reliable as far as I know, but if you find a news source or something that supports your information perhaps we could add it to the article. -Thibbs (talk) 11:29, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

New Releases[edit]

Should we include a section about the new release? This meaning the new homepage, clothes, etc.

Pancakeparty (talk) 23:32, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

It may be a good idea to add a new section about these updates. JoshHuzzuh  Talk  22:05, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

This is wikipedia, it's not a game guide. We shouldn't be going into that much detail. The average person (ie. someone who hasn't heard of Habbo before) wouldn't care about what has changed in each release. Hintswen  Talk | Contribs  23:40, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

A Major Edit[edit]

I did a major edit and renamed "Habbo Hotel" to "Habbo", as Sulake now only mentions the brand as "Habbo" and rarely refers to it as "Habbo Hotel". I reformatted the article to meet those changes. I mentioned the fact that Habbo is now a social networking website as Sulake refers to it as that on their explanation of the site, hence I removed everything about Habbo being a "game" and changed all "players of Habbo" to "users of Habbo", I also changed the infobox to meet this. I have also removed the article from the "Video game" WikiProject, as it is clearly not a video game.


Because of this name change, I have requested that this article, along with the talk page, be moved to Habbo, as oppose to Habbo Hotel. --Supermatique (talk) 03:47, 2 January 2008 (UTC

Requested Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was PAGE MOVED per discussion below. -GTBacchus(talk) 00:35, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


Habbo HotelHabbo — Refer to the comments left in Talk:Habbo Hotel#Major edit. —Supermatique (talk) 03:49, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's naming conventions.
  • Support as per reason suggested. --Supermatique (talk) 03:53, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support per nom --Lox (t,c) 08:59, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Any additional comments:
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Needing More Criticism[edit]

No-one has addressed views of Habbo being an efficient method of relieving kids of their pocket money/allowance. Not to mention the absurdity of handing over cash for pixels. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.245.158.55 (talk) 02:33, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

But if this is a discusion we should modify!!!! It makes no sense. Also Habbo is a great fun game for children above 12. Kids should have fun!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 63.229.223.164 (talkcontribs)

It seems no one is volunteering to do this, so to balance the weight you may want to find and read some negative reviews. –Pomte 23:27, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

More Information On The Raids[edit]

Came across this article while checking the 4chan article. The third paragraph from the bottom has a slight mention of the raids on Habbo, linking it to 4chan on the second page. Its from Wired Magazine, which many would believe to be a reliable source. Thoughts to adding its info into this article? --GhostStalker(Got a present for ya! | Mission Log) 22:50, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I added the only detail there. –Pomte 23:25, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

The Disabling Of The "BOBBA" Filter[edit]

Where is the option of being able to turn off the Bobba Filter? I am a registered user of Habbo USA and we do not have that option.Dobby421 (talk) 00:53, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

OK we actually DO have that option now, Habbo was updated to include this feature on February 27, 2008. Dobby421 (talk) 23:12, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


If your under the age of 12, you can still register an account but just cannot turn off the Bobba filter [User: Cooltom199] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.31.131.96 (talk) 19:42, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

HabboRella[edit]

should it be said in the article that all the guest rooms are now part of the haborela cruise ship?81.108.233.59 (talk) 15:44, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

I believe that this is a Valentines Day theme and after Valentines Day the Haborella theme will be removed and the navigator layout will return to its usual format. Dobby421 (talk) 20:25, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Unsourced, Inacurate Comment[edit]

The average user spends $15-$20 a month, with some secretly spending their parents money. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.47.49.77 (talk) 17:57, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Good spot. I removed it. Dreaded Walrus t c 19:48, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Somewhere on the Sulake website, it says that the average habbo spends the same amount of money buying credits, as a cinema ticket would cost- however there are two problems with this- no amount is given, and the vast majority of users do not spend a penny in habbo.

List of Hotels[edit]

Why are hotels like Venezuela included, when they only link to a hotel/are exactly the same as another hotel, with just a different domain? http://www.sulake.com/habbo/?navi=2 can show the whole list of hotels, either all should be included or just the "main" country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Yhulkdsfdd (talkcontribs) 10:19, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

I say both should be included, it lets people know that there will be people from other places on the hotel often. Besides, they have their own domain so why not list it? Hintswen  Talk | Contribs  23:38, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

The Hacking Of February 20, 2008[edit]

Should we add a section about how Habbo was (possibly) hacked on February 20, 2008 to the main article? I moved the paragraph below from the section above this to here.


On February 20, 2008, Habbo USA was hacked by a character known as Finch-HIMself at approx. 3 PM. Apparently, Finch-HIMself went to the most-known trade room to Habbo which was owned by HAPPY. Finch has gained access to the Habbo house keeping sites being able to get access into a few moderator and staff accounts, MOD-Kitka, CrestHawk. Few moderator accounts have been to be said deleted. At 5:30 PM, Habbo USA shut down for maintenance break. At 7:00 PM, a report was read by Habtips DJ Yoshi in which he said, "According to Habbo Officials, Habbo USA could be shut down from anywhere from the next 5 hours to next week." That report is yet to be confirmed from Sulake. Before the USA Hotel shutdown, many locked their rooms to prevent Finch to come in. According to other Habbo players, Finch was only looking for Habbo Club Members and was trying to get their furniture. Habbo Club Members was advised to dress as normals and hide their HC badge. According to DJ Dark on Habtips Radio, "Okay Habbos, I've been told that player accounts have not been deleted, but account furniture and credits might not be restored." Many Habbo players feared the permanent shut down of Habbo Hotel USA. Some even said that even if the game was restored, they would not play anymore because their furniture and credits could not be restored. It has also been said that Finch was banned from Habbo USA at one point. Somehow, Finch unbanned himself. It was also said that Finch-HIMself only targeted the greedy rich Habbos. Finch-HIMself wasn't a selfish man, considering he was rich himself. Few reports said that the stolen furniture from the trade rooms, and from the casinos went to "Noobs" or the poor, new players. Unfortunately, the furniture was taken from them, and given back the the rightful owners. Dobby421 (talk) 01:55, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

It would need pretty extensive sourcing, I would say, to even be considered for inclusion. Dreaded Walrus t c 01:52, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
That was a large lie you do know? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.140.153.214 (talk) 22:31, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

It was a lie? Really? Someone had typed the above paragraph without any headings or sources, so I put it in here to see if anyone knew anything.Dobby421 (talk) 02:50, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

No, this was never a lie as I have been playing this game and have been a victim of it. My habbo account was HabBrett and I got banned for recieving some of the fake coins. It was unfair, and I was unbanned as they took the coins.


This Message Is from One fo Finch-HIMself's Friends From Habbo AND Real Life. Yes, All This hacking Is true. Seeing I was at His House, WATCHING him hack Habbo USA. MY Habbo Username is: Aldo-Clemenzi During the Hacking I went home and went to the room is was in. He was Taking furni, coins, and mod Account. Please Message me for questions.


No, it never happened and is just a load of ahem, from "Himself" but i like how he's dressed himself up in the article as robin hood.




Got a website or any proof that this happened? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.31.131.96 (talk) 19:53, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Raids minor fix[edit]

Under "Raids," there is a sentence saying "On the Australian Hotel, Aussies Rejoiced" that clearly doesn't belong in the context, and looks like it was stuck in before the article was locked. Could someone get rid of it?

Bob19191 (talk) 00:53, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, someone do this please.

TyranaRaptor (talk) 00:53, 17 November 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.0.223.69 (talk)

Habbo.com & .com.mx Staff?[edit]

Can someone please tell me the names of the Staff in Habbo.com.mx? Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.58.29.180 (talk) 21:54, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

NEW: Habbo Hotel Philippines![edit]

Country: Philippines (links to Habbo Singapore) Site URL: http://www.habbo.com.ph Site Opened: October 2008

P.S. Add it into the list of Habbo Hotels! Thanks! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Derekcsy (talkcontribs) 11:31, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Some sections need editing to fix spelling errors.[edit]

There is a sentence at the end of the currency section that looks like it was added by a 10 year old.

Japan[edit]

It is mentioned, that the Habbo Hotel Japan will close at the 16th April 2009. http://www.habbo.jp/articles/630- Japan is the third hotel which is going to get closed. I'm sorry for my orthography. I am from germany. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knuddel8 (talkcontribs) 22:35, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

btw[edit]

The bottom link "Habbo China" redirects to this article

Also, the article is bias

Also, pools closed due to aids and stingrays —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.177.212.84 (talk) 17:41, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


Pools closed due to aids, stingrays, and mudkips as said from my friend on Habbo, Greg. LOL Hhujb (talk) 00:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Number of Pets in room[edit]

The number of pets in a room has been very recently upgraded to 5 instead of 3. Will someone edit this for me? Thanks. Hhujb (talk) 00:39, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Now, it's 75, with the new pet badges. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.214.45.172 (talk) 06:49, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Anonymous[edit]

It isn't a group and I do not think it should be referred to as a group. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.105.33.166 (talk) 03:15, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Bring it up on the Anonymous talk page then. VI talk 19:25, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Error in Controversies[edit]

At some point the Patriotic Nigras got added as raid participants in the Controversies section (no apparent citation). They rarely touched Habbo, preferring Second Life. It was another group of "nigras" from the Pool's Closed site that were heavily involved along with Anonymous. OtakuMegane (talk) 06:32, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Updated Requested[edit]

{{Editsemiprotected}} Copy-editing, updating of sentence structure, grammar, spelling, as well as other minor details, etc. Fazart (talk) 18:51, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Not done: Welcome and thanks for wanting to contribute. The {{{editsemiprotected}} template is used for requesting specific changes, not for requesting permission to make changes. You can make six more edits and become autoconfirmed or make a specific request at a 'Please change X to Y' level of detail and someone will service the request and make the change for you. Celestra (talk) 22:23, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Can someone change Every to Ever under controversies in the 2nd paragraph Amjadk (talk) 15:19, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}

I was wondering if i can have the correct permissions to edit the Habbo page as i play it and i can put the page correct :) Experting (talk) 22:48, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

If you've seen an error on the article, note it here and restore the editsemiprotected tag. An experienced editor will then service your request. Alternatively, you could wait 4 days and 10 edits to get autoconfirmed status. Thanks.   Set Sail For The Seven Seas  354° 17' 0" NET   23:37, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Opening Date of Habbo UK[edit]

Hey, I don't really know how to use Wikipedia so sorry if this entry is wrong. I play Habbo UK and I can tell you now that the opening date of this hotel was not on January 21st, 2001. It actually opened on January 4th, 2001. Please edit this. :)

Adobe Shockwave?[edit]

{{Editsemiprotected}} Habbo hotels worldwide have moved to Adobe Flash technology exclusively; can someone please change the article to reflect this permanent change? Barts1a (talk) 00:23, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Do you have a supporting citation? Josh Parris 00:48, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

I do http://www.habbo.com/help/111 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cratox (talkcontribs) 01:29, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Credit Exchange Change[edit]

{{Editsemiprotected}} The price exchange for coins has changed for all hotels (or at least the ones I've checked: US, UK, AU). Can somebody fix it to the following rates?

Bronze Coin = 2 Habbo Coins Silver Coin = 6 Habbo Coins Gold Coin = 11 Habbo Coins Sack = 21 Habbo Coins Gold Bar = 51 Habbo Coins

See http://www.habbo.com/articles/1507-habbo-exchange-change

I don't think that the 'exchange' system provides encyclopaedic content; see WP:NOTHOWTO. The information cannot be independently sourced, and I don't see that it adds value to the article. I have removed the section. If anyone objects, of course, please discuss the reasoning below.  Chzz  ►  10:47, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
P.S. Thank you for pointing out that it was wrong. That's why we need verifiable, reliable sources.  Chzz  ►  10:49, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
It wasn't "wrong". The system just got changed to include taxes. It needs to be re-included somewhere in the article. Just not as a full section. Blake (Talk·Edits) 15:03, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh, well, I looked and it is already in the article in the Credits section. Blake (Talk·Edits) 15:03, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Ca+Com merged[edit]

Please re-open page for editing we'll add more info. SWFlash (talk) 10:29, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Public room games[edit]

Please mention the fact that the games are gone, and now we can play habbo football —Preceding unsigned comment added by Resitate (talkcontribs) 23:32, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Habbo Ireland[edit]

Why in current services section, there is no mention of Ireland Habbo? --88.85.133.252 (talk) 07:48, 7 July 2010 (UTC) Habbo UK was known officially as Habbo UK and Ireland.78.146.81.30 (talk) 18:08, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Mistake[edit]

About what the client Runs on its no longer shockwave It is now Flash

http://www.habbo.com/help/111

Cratox (talk) 00:38, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

LAUNCH INFORMATION UPDATE.[edit]

Launched
August 2000 Finland
January 2001 United Kingdom**
June 2004 Canada**
September 2004 United States**
November 2004 Australia**
June 2010 English (Merged)
More, see Current services
Star (*) represents hotels that are now closed.
Double Star (**) represents hotels that have been merged.

Fazart (talk) 20:01, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Fazart, 16 May 2011[edit]

Launched August 2000 Finland January 2001 United Kingdom* September 2004 United States* November 2004 Australia* June 2010 England More, see Current services Star represents hotels that are now closed Alexa rank 8,588(Depending on hotel domain name.)

June 2010 England should be changed. It's not the "England" Hotel, it should be changed to English (Merged) or similar. Fazart (talk) 04:04, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Bility (talk) 19:00, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Anyone Here?[edit]

This article is looking really terrible. It's changed a great deal since I contributed to it many years ago. Jimmy, are you around? Anybody to clean up the entire thing? --Biggles (talk) 16:09, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from Specialforce992, 17 September 2011[edit]

Users Online Everyday Habbo Gets 1000 + User(s) Everyday And Its Fun Too Add Them In Some Rooms Gets 30+ Users!

Specialforce992 (talk) 04:34, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 11:59, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 6 October 2011[edit]


189.169.71.64 (talk) 23:36, 6 October 2011 (UTC) LOSCREDITOS PUEDEN SER CONSEGUIDOS EN www.atlaspdm.es.tl

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. — Bility (talk) 20:19, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Habbo "retros"[edit]

Should we put info of unoffical habbo hotel's? just wondering... Arttuh2010 (talk) 19:22, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

If there is a reliable source that details them, then sure. Blake (Talk·Edits) 04:45, 20 November 2011 (UTC)


Reference to anonymous[edit]

Why at the bottom of the article is there grouping for "Anonymous and the Internet" when they aren't mentioned in this article? For someone unfamiliar with the subject it won't make sense. It should either be removed or the raids mentioned. As it stands it looks like an orphan. Sometimes it might be better to leave important information in, even if it's not *that* verifiable, eh? 62.255.248.225 (talk) 09:13, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Request[edit]

It was recently announced by the Sulake CEO, Paul LaFontaine, that a new hotel would be launching in a new country for an entirely new language that hasn't been previously available before. Sources are: http://twitter.com/#!/PaulLaFo/status/187262417745612801 http://twitter.com/#!/PaulLaFo/status/187265155573358592. They are Twitter but you can see they are the official people at Sulake's official website. So basically, I think the history section needs to be updated to say that they are launching a new hotel soon. Moreover, a new blog has been launched by Habbo at blog.habbo.com so that can also be stated in the history section :).Arsenalfan24 (talk) 15:34, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Not done: By its name, the History section can't talk about things which have not yet happened. The blog might be added to the external links, if you'd like. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 20:43, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Managers & moderation edit[edit]

I rewrote the Managers and moderation section to better represent current reality. After Sulake closed most of the local branch offices, there are no more local "Hotel managers" or other staff mentioned in the original text. Also added a reference to the paragraph concerning automatic filtering. --Lebha (talk) 08:16, 12 June 2012 (UTC)


Recent developments[edit]

Can someone amend the article ?

http://www.channel4.com/news/high-street-shops-stop-selling-habbo-hotel-gift-cards Sfan00 IMG (talk) 20:58, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

what the hell[edit]

Supposedly including a news article on Channel 4's report emphasising Habbo in an entirely NEGATIVE light is now accentuating neutrality in the article. It does NOT belong in the article's lead at all. The article is about 'Habbo', the company, not about Channel 4's findings. Complete lunacy.Arsenalfan24 (talk) 16:26, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Channel 4 made a report, this lead to the two biggest shareholders selling their stakes and three of the largest retailers to stop selling their products - this was covered in all of the major UK newspapers, on the BBC and around the world in other high-profile reliable sources - how is that not lede worthy? You seem to misunderstand what NPOV means - it does not mean that we do not report negative reporting about an organisation, it simply means that we stick to what a range of RS are saying about a matter and do not inject our own commentary. --Cameron Scott (talk) 16:30, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes for the time being it deserves a mention in the lede. It's a serious accusation against a service aimed at children, and the Channel 4 report was a 2-month investigation demonstrating systemic failure, not some minor incident. This article IS about Habbo - the service has been disrupted and its long-term viability is in question - this certainly should be in the lede. If Sulake manage to fix the problem with Habbro, then the lede can mention that as well. Pasicles (talk) 22:52, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Habbo has fixed the problem, it should now be removed and/or the new updates of what Habbo has done to prevent this should be added to that section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaels541 (talkcontribs) 19:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

dead links[edit]

in the refs, several links are dead: 8, 9, 10, 12 at least, i didn't checked all. also links 20, 21, 22, 23 concerning the turkish hotelaren't giving any information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SyntaxTerror (talkcontribs) 22:17, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

info to update[edit]

as i am éditing the french article, i translated some of this article.

an intersting point is Common Sense Media in the Reception part. it gives another point of view on habbo reality and this can help the reader to make his own point of view, as this article is written mainly using the editor of the games sources.

unfortunately, the info is outdated and not referenced. i propose to change it by this text:


Common Sense Media, a non-profit association advocating for children and families, and studiing the effects that media and technology have on young users, reports that foul talk and sexy chat rooms dominate [this] virtual world, giving it one star on five and don't recommend it for kids of any age [2].


--SyntaxTerror (talk) 13:29, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

i did the change, before i couldn't edit the main article --SyntaxTerror (talk) 15:00, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Blanked section on the raids[edit]

I'm interested in discussing this edit. The editor blanked a section covering historical internet raids of Habbo using this page's FAQ (containing the line: "Through general consensus, the raids should not be included because there are no verifiable citations.") as justification. The problem as I see it is that the blanked section did have verifiable RSes attached so there would seem to be two options here:

  • 1 - Restore the raids subsection and alter the FAQ by deleting the ban on mention of the raids
  • 2 - Alter the FAQ's reasoning for a new consensus that the raids shouldn't be mentioned for some other reason (e.g. UNDUE or IAR)

To give some background on this particular case, the editor who blanked the section just now had recently requested deletion of the article covering the internet group who launched the raid and for full disclosure, I was arguing that it should be kept. I don't have any investment one way or the other for the Habbo article though. The material covering the raids is properly sourced and more sources exist, but consensus can reject this section too. I'm just looking for clarity here. Are there any opinions? -Thibbs (talk) 19:15, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

OK I've restored the sourced section and adjusted the FAQ for now since the previous rationale leading to consensus was no longer valid. If a new consensus is formed to suggesting that the raids should not be mentioned for some other reason then that's fine and we can always restore the edits and update the FAQ again if needed. -Thibbs (talk) 14:13, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
I think that if the raids are covered in reliable sources in a way that shows they are an important part of Habbo history, then sure. Rules made many years ago hardly apply to the present state of the article. Blake (Talk·Edits) 19:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sexual content[edit]

No comment about the fact that this will happen almost anywhere on the internet and that the lack of knowledge about the internet from Channel4 that led to their disruptive and damaging report? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Luggruff (talkcontribs) 21:25, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Do you have a source that discusses this? --Escape Orbit (Talk) 14:51, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Habbo Hotel Retros[edit]

I think there should be a section about Habbo Hotel emulators, since it's been a great big deal in the community lately. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Basil90 (talkcontribs) 13:11, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Habbo Fansites[edit]

Hello, I am John I will be adding a article about Habbo Fansites. Why? With the growing need for parent approval, and questions being asked about Habbo Fansites; I would like to answer some questions. Article should be made with in a week. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnBlack45 (talkcontribs) 00:10, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2014[edit]

In the sidebar, 'Website' points to services offered pageon wikipedia. Change to "https://www.habbo.com/"

39.50.223.122 (talk) 16:53, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Yellow check.svg Partly done: Habbo has several websites so the list provides the reader to view all the url's. I have changed the text in the infobox (sidebar) to better reflect this. Dom497 (talk) 20:05, 8 May 2014 (UTC)