This blog post will have all of the information for wiki owners to get their new wiki started. Your rules article will have all of the information that your readers should follow:

On {{SITENAME}}, our goal is to provide as much information to our readers as possible, and we have created a set of rules to help you maintain a fun and happy experience. If you decide not to follow these rules, a ban may be issued.

General Rules

  1. Do not spam or vandalize the pages. Vandalism includes, but is not limited to content removal/page blanking, offensive information, false information, and gibberish. Spamming is basically typing large amounts of unwanted text/gibberish on pages, message walls, and comments. This can result in server lag, which is more annoying than vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use your personal sandbox.
  2. Do not edit other users' profile pages without permission.
  3. Be polite and respect others. Do not bully, flame, or harass other users, and report those who do so.
  4. Do not use the wiki for advertising purposes.
  5. Do not upload/insert pornographic or violent material, as the content of these violate Wikia's Terms of Use. This rule is more based on common sense, so please refrain from uploading this kind of material. If we see this, we reserve the right to remove it and Wikia will be informed.
  6. Do not use offensive language towards other users, as this wiki has users who are young. Some users may be sensitive to this.
  7. Only staff members are allowed to assign warnings. If you find a rule breaker, please contact a staff member as soon as possible. You are allowed to give friendly advice to users, but please don't assign warnings.
  8. Do not remove warnings from your message wall. Warnings are to keep users aware of the rules and know that they shall not break any more rules to avoid getting banned. Removing such warnings from your message wall will be counted as vandalism.
  9. Do not sockpuppet. Sockpuppeting is basically creating another account to evade bans, and is against Wikia's Terms of Use. If you happen to find a sockpuppet, please contact a staff member. If you create another account to evade a ban, both accounts will be permanently banned and the VSTF will be informed. If you want to set up another account, you will have to contact a staff member first.

Uploading Files

These rules apply to files.

  1. Do not upload files that are not going to be used in an article. If a file is uploaded and not integrated into a useful article within 24 hours, we reserve the right to remove it.
    • This includes fanart as well.
    • If you would like to post such things, we recommend you upload it to DeviantartImgur, or Photobucket and embed it.
  2. Do not upload duplicate files.
  3. Do not upload low-quality files. This includes screencaps from YouTube videos, as actually scanning or screenshotting it is much cleaner.

Editing Rules and Guidelines

  1. Read each article entirely before editing.
  2. Do your best to use proper grammar.
  3. Do not make the articles redundant.
  4. Do not add speculation and/or theories to articles.
  5. Do not create unnecessary/spam articles.
    • If you want to theorize about the story, a character, or anything of the sort, create a blog or forum post instead.
  6. Do not add unnecessary categories to pages - including your profile, blog posts, etc.
  7. Always write the article as a Wikipedia article. This includes the page name being bolded, an infobox, and useful references.

Admin Rules

Becoming an admin is not easy. To get admin rights, you must have at least 1,000 edits and must be trusted by the community. You must also have been active for 6 months and must not be banned during that period. Breaking any of these rules with admin rights will result in impeachment (which means to have your rights revoked) and a serious ban.

  1. All of the same rules apply to admins.
  2. Do not ban users who have not yet broken a rule.
  3. Do not delete important pages or change the theme design.
  4. Do not discriminate users you do not like.

Forum Rules and Guidelines

  1. All the same rules apply to the forums.
  2. If you find an issue, please contact a staff member as soon as possible.
    • Avoid adding to a problematic situation by arguing, making a big deal out of it, calling names, and so forth. Doing so may land you in trouble as well.
    • Do not fight over who gets to make the next thread in a series of threads, should the previous ones be closed. Anyone can create the next thread.
  3. If you are roleplaying, please have some common courtesy; e.g. no metagaming, godmodding, puppeteering, etc.
    • Specifically, do not set an offensive theme for roleplay as the content of those violate Wikia's Terms of Use.

Chat rules

  1. Keep the chat room family friendly.
  2. Do not advertise/reveal personal information on the chat.
  3. Do not talk about inappropriate topics on chat. This includes racism, pornography, or anything that might offend anybody.
  4. Do not spam the chat. Like above, spamming can cause server lag, which is more annoying than vandalism.
    • Do not talk using all caps. It is considered spam and yelling.
  5. Do not swear in the chat. Using asterisks or masking is still profanity. If we remind you, say something else.
  6. If you find a rule breaker on the chat, we recommend you screenshot it and report it to a staff member.