Help:Policy

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Introduction[edit source]

Welcome to the official Vindictus Wiki! The purpose of this page is to provide users and editors with rules to adhere to and follow. In order to keep our information universal across all servers, these policies have been instituted.

  • If you see a page that does not conform to the policies listed below, please message a member of the Wiki Team.
  • If you need help learning how to use MediaWiki, please refer to this link!

Mission Statement

Here at Vindictus Wiki, we continually strive to provide as much information as possible on all aspects of Vindictus.

General: Vandalism and Spam[edit source]

Alterations or creations for purposes of defacement or disruption are not welcome. This includes blanking pages, posting disruptive content, etc.

Examples

  • Bumble goes to the page User talk:Celadon and replaces its contents with a crude ASCII picture.
  • Nedigo goes through every page in the Wiki using a bot and replaces everything with zebra tables.

Punishments

The following punishment(s) are (an) example(s). The punishment(s) dealt will be dependent on the situation.

  • Removal of edit(s).
  • Reversion of page(s).
  • Banned from the Wiki.

General: Advertising[edit source]

Please do not use the wiki to advertise your guild, fansite or business. If you are seeking an affiliation, please message Bumble or DoranM.

Examples

Punishments

The following punishment(s) are (an) example(s). The punishment(s) dealt will be dependent on the situation.

  • Removal of advertisement(s).
  • Removal of edit(s).
  • Reversion of page(s).
  • Banned from the Wiki.

General: Malicious Behavior[edit source]

Trolling is not appropriate for our wiki, any harassment of wiki members may result in blocking. Please keep personal conflicts off the wiki!

Examples

  • One day, Celvia gets in an argument with Lios and calls him unnecessary names on the Wiki.

Punishments

The following punishment(s) are (an) example(s). The punishment(s) dealt will be dependent on the situation.

  • Removal of abusive comment(s).
  • Removal of edit(s).
  • Reversion of page(s).
  • Banned from the Wiki.

General: Unrelated Content[edit source]

Pages created as jokes, personal pages, etc. will be deleted. Please keep all personal content such as your character information to your own user page.

Examples

  • Celadon, who loves her beautiful Gray Box very much, creates a page dedicated to the life of the Gray Box.
    • This is a true story.

Punishments

The following punishment(s) are (an) example(s). The punishment(s) dealt will be dependent on the situation.

  • Removal of edit(s).
  • Deletion of page(s).

General: Ban Evading[edit source]

Using sockpuppets or proxy IPs to avoiding blocking will result with another block.

Examples

  • Bumblebot, being the persistent little busy bee bot she is, gets banned one day after being deemed obsolete. As a result, she decides to use a proxy and comes back under the name Bumble.

Punishments

  • Another ban.
  • Deletion of account(s).

Specific: User Pages[edit source]

Please refer to the Help:User Page section if you require additional information in regards to user pages.

Avoid uploading excessive amounts of images for the sole purpose of "embellishing" your user page. All user pages must abide by the policies instated here, meaning no advertisements nor abusive behavior are permitted. Additionally, users who create user pages are asked that they contribute to a number of other pages on the Vindictus Wiki. The aforementioned contributions do not include edits done to user pages, user talk pages, nor discussion pages.

Keep in mind that this is a Wiki -- a database of information, not a social networking site.

Examples

  • Celvia uploads ten image files and places them on his user page. These files have nothing to do with Vindictus and are not used in any other Vindictus Wiki pages.
  • Nedigo advertises a website while spewing racial slurs at the rest of the Wiki Team.
  • Mistreil spends all day editing her user page, racking up a whopping 500 edits -- none of which were made on other pages, thus being labeled useless to some degree.

Punishments

  • Deletion of user page.
  • Deletion of pointless image files.
  • Removal of abusive edits.
  • Removal of advertisements.