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Garo Wiki

Overview

Users won't get in trouble for minor, isolated mistakes and infractions. An Admin or content moderator is always encouraged to inform an user about what they did wrong and explain why, without issuing an official warning.

However, if users persistently fail to follow the rules and policies, official warnings should be issued, instructing them to stop their inappropriate behavior. If said users continue to violate the wiki's policies, blocks of increasingly lengthy durations are used in place of more warnings. This is just as general guideline though, and Admins may choose to use longer or shorter blocks at any time depending on the circumstances.

Blocks will be extended if additional offenses are discovered after the user has been punished. At the same time, blocks may be shortened or even removed in case of accidents, misunderstandings or if the user is proven to be innocent or unfairly judged.

Certain offenses are considered more serious than others and may result in direct blocks, with no prior warning.

Vandalism

Trolling

Multiple User Accounts

While FANDOM allows for multiple accounts to be used by a single person, we here at Ultraman wiki generally expect every user to perform edits through just one account, for the sake of accountability and community trust.

Anyone who is caught using more than one account at the same time or alternately, in short intervals of time, will be punished accordingly, even if both accounts are not being used to maliciously deceive or confuse others.

There are a few exceptional cases that allow the use of multiple accounts. For example, someone who lost access to their previous account due to forgetting the password and thus created a new account to return to activity after a long time. In cases like this, it's advisable for the user to confirm with an Admin about their circumstances. The Admin, in turn, should block the older account indefinitely.

Sock Puppetry

Sock Puppetry is a term used to refer to a someone who has created another account to cause a problem on a community. This may be to:

  • Avoid a block or ban
  • Post vandalism
  • Harass another user
  • Instigate conflict
  • Create illusions of support
  • Deceive and/or confuse other users

Sock Puppetry is a major offense in the wiki, as it not only breaches community trust, but does so in a likely dishonest, ill-intentioned manner. Extra accounts (sockpuppets) should be blocked indefinitely and their talk pages should be deleted.

Other Offenses

  • If you wish to discuss an admin's edit, you may take it to a talk page for civil discussion. However if the admin turns out correct, then the edit stands.
  • If we suspect the information is false, it will be reverted, and repeat offenders will risk a block. If an episode title is labelled provisional, then it is not confirmed and should not be added.
  • No edit warring - discuss disagreements on the talk pages. Edit warring will get pages protected and participants risk a block.
  • No race related trivia allowed. Race or nationality is only mentioned if the show itself references it.
  • The administrator's word goes. This means if an admin tells you something (such as how things are done), that's the way it is.
  • No backseat moderating. If you're not a bureaucrat, administrator, or forum moderator, you have no business telling off other editors. We'll see their offences in Wiki Activity or Recent Changes. If you do see something wrong, revert it and let us decide if any punishment is due.
  • Creating templates on the wiki is allowed, however using a brand new template on live pages will require a discussion with Administrators. Failure to do so will result in a block.

Misuse of Blocks

Effects of Blocking

Punishments

Please remember that editing here is a privilege, not a right, and any form of unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and could lead to a block. Just because something isn't listed here does not mean it isn't a rule. Admins have the right to edit/remove the rules as they see fit, and the most recent version of this page is the one that is considered in force.

Behavior 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense 4th Offense 5th Offense
Adding unverified/
uncited information
Warning on talk page 1 week block 1 month block 6 Month block permanent ban
Adding opinion/
subjective text
Warning on talk page 1 week block 1 month block 6 Month block permanent ban
Not renaming images
to reflect content
Warning on talk page 1 week block 1 month block 6 Month block permanent ban
Creating a page not
following a page
template when available
Warning on talk page 1 month block 6 Month block permanent ban
Revert/undo back and forth
with no discussion
(Edit warring)
Warning on talk page 1 month block 6 Month block permanent ban
Adding false information Warning on talk page 6 month block permanent ban
Plagiarism Warning on talk page permanent ban
Vandalism/
ill-intentioned editing
permanent ban
Harrassment/discrimination permanent ban
Creating sock-puppets permanent ban
Forum-related infractions warning by thread moderator 1 month 3 months 6 months permanent ban
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