Global rules

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The following rules and guidelines apply to all Netpedia wikis (listed at List of wikis); these rules are maintained by Netpedia bureaucrats, though local administrators may propose changes or additions on the talk page.

Community rules

  1. Adhere to Miraheze's Terms of Use at all times; failure to do so could potentially lead to a Terms of Use ban (which prevents users from contributing to any Miraheze wiki, including Netpedia wikis) in addition to a local block.
  2. In line with Miraheze's Global Conduct Policy, avoid behavior that can be considered harassment (the use of insults/threats towards other users and/or behavior that makes other users uncomfortable).
  3. Vandalism will not be tolerated on Netpedia. Depending on its severity, you may be blocked without warning.
  4. Doxxing is strictly forbidden on Netpedia. Anyone caught doxxing someone, regardless of where it's done, will receive an indefinite network block.
  5. Administrators are privileged users trusted to enforce these rules in addition to local rules; they must also follow these rules and may be removed for failure to respect them.
    • Administrators should also avoid taking unfair or arbitrary actions, such as banning users who haven't violated any rule, deleting pages made by unfairly banned users, banning users for far longer than they deserve, etc.; performing such actions may also result in removal.

Punishments

These are the suggested guidelines for handling blocks related to global rules; administrators are free to issue blocks of various lengths roughly following these guidelines, but that does not give them the right to issue unfair or disproportionate blocks (e.g. blocking users indefinitely for misspelling a word).

  1. The first time a user violates a global rule, they will be given a warning unless the rule they violated states explicitly that a block without warning may be issued.
  2. On the second violation, 1-2 more warnings or a block of 1-7 days (up to 1 week) may be issued depending on the severity of the violation.
  3. On the third violation, a block of 14 days (2 weeks) may be issued.
  4. On the fourth violation, a block of 30 days (1 month) may be issued.
  5. On the fifth violation, a block of 90 days (3 months) may be issued.
  6. On the sixth violation, a block of 180 days (6 months) may be issued.
  7. On the seventh violation, a block of 365 days (1 year) may be issued.
  8. On the eighth violation, a block of indefinite length may be issued.

Content guidelines

These are the content guidelines for Netpedia; any page that fails to meet these guidelines will be marked for cleanup and may be moved to a sandbox depending on how severe its issues are.

  1. Pages should have at least five pointers explaining why their subject is good/bad, an infobox, at least one image, and at least one category.
  2. Each pointer should have at least a decent amount of elaboration; for example, "Their videos have a unique editing style that sets them apart from other YouTubers" would be acceptable for a page about a good YouTuber, while "They make good content" would not.
  3. Pointers should have references whenever possible; this is to ensure that all the claims presented in our articles are accurate.
  4. Pointers should follow the basic rules of English grammar and spelling; poor grammar/spelling makes pages difficult to read and may cause readers to miss important context.
  5. Pointers should have at least a semi-formal tone, which means that slang and profanity should be avoided.
  6. Pointers should avoid the overuse of text styling (bold, italics, etc.).
  7. Custom headers are permitted in the headers for good and bad qualities as an alternative to the standard "Why It's [adjective]" and "Redeeming/Bad Qualities"; users are encouraged to make sure that custom headers are relevant and unique.
  8. Users are discouraged from writing pages about themselves in a positive perspective due to an inherent risk of bias.
  9. A page creator utility is available for convenience whenever possible; it will usually be located at Project:Page creator.