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Just like Mineplex has its own rules, a set of rules are required on this wiki to maintain order. Suggestions to this list can be made to an admin. If there is someone persistently causing trouble to you or the wiki, report them to the admins.

Most, if not all, of the rules below are common sense, and it is unlikely that you will ever need to look at these except for consequences and reasons.

Rules of the Wiki

Last updated: 21:42, June 15th, 2017 (BST)

Policy Description Consequence Reason
Light Vandalism Adding a small amount of random, unrelated, or vulgar content on the page; similarly, removing or replacing a small amount of text on the page with no clear/valid explanation of why it was done for a long time; creating duplicate/unrelated pages 3 warning points Vandalism ruins the quality of a page, as well as the experience of others viewing a page. The content is both irrelevant and at times offensive.
Modification of other user pages Changing the content of another user's main userpage, and any other subpages that might exist in their namespace (e.g. User:Example/subpage) 3 warning points Editing other users' pages is not permitted. Spelling and code corrections should carry a warning. Exceptions include removal of profanity or advertising from pages.
Heavy Vandalism Adding a large amount of random, unrelated, or vulgar content on the page; similarly, removing or replacing a large amount of text on the page with no clear/valid explanation of why it was done for a long time. (It is up to an administrator's judgement on how much is a "large" amount.) Or, creating pages with random, unrelated, or vulgar content. 5 warning points

(Note: Instant block if excessive)

Vandalism, especially a major one, completely ruins the quality of a page, as well as the experience of others viewing a page. The page no longer resembles what it once was, and technically it's not even a credible, wiki page anymore. The page is missing a large amount of its content, and often times replaced by irrelevant and offensive content.
Profanity/Vulgar Language/Inappropriate Terms Using strong language or referring to inappropriate terms. 2 warning points A large age group visits this site everyday, and that includes young children. Exposing them to such language is detrimental to their development and life (excluding the chagrin of their parents). In addition, it's not in the correct community spirit of this site and does not promote friendly conversation.
Insults/General Disrespectfulness Being rude to anyone on the wiki if not "for fun" or not obviously agreed upon. 3 warning points Again, being rude or disrespectful is not in the correct community spirit of this site and does not promote friendly conversation. There is oftentimes a nicer way to work out disagreements that will help create bonds. In the rare instance a situation is irresolvable, contact one of the local admins who will sort out the problem.
Threats Threatening anyone, in the wiki or in real life, with "bad things", or death unless clearly "for fun" or agreed upon. 6 warning points Threatening people is not in the correct community spirit of this site and does not promote friendly conversation. While being similar to disrespectfulness, it differs in the fact that someone is pressuring someone with something bad happening in real life, which should not happen in a virtual environment. If you believe you are being threatened by someone on this site, contact one of the local admins immediately and we will take appropriate action with utmost priority.
Unban/Appeal Requests Requesting an unban from Mineplex on this site in the article comments of any page, forums, or message wall of any user. Not to be confused with wiki appeals. 2 warning points
  1. We are not Mineplex staff. Even if you do provide sufficient evidence, there is nothing we can do to revoke your punishment. In addition, we are not the ones who are supposed to do the job of reading your appeals; that job belongs to the Senior Moderators, Moderators, and Helpers of Mineplex.
  2. We cannot confirm the authenticity of your account/username. Even if you are who you say you are, we cannot know for sure. There have been a few instances where we were able to do so, but that required some other form of communication.
  3. Because of those two reasons above, appeals unnecessarily clutter up the website.
Promotion Requests Requesting an increase of rights on this site (e.g. Administrator rights) in the article comments of any page, forums, or message wall of any user. Similarly, requesting a staff rank on Mineplex on this site in the article comments of any page, forums, or message wall of any user. 2 warning points Mineplex promotion requests on this site are similar to the ones above. As for Wikia promotions, they should be submitted at Mineplex Wiki:Application for Wiki Staff using the submit bar provided.
NSFW content Posting any inappropriate content on this site, this includes any sexual explicit, illegal and violent content that may be disturbing or shocking to younger readers. Instant block for atleast a week As this wiki is aimed at a partially younger audience, this place must contain content suitable for readers ages 13 and under.
Discrimination Treating a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people, because of their skin colour, sex, sexuality, etc. Instant block for atleast a week Every user must be respected and treated the same way.

Block Durations

1 day → 1 week → 2 weeks → 1 month → 3 months → 6 months → permanent

Mechanics

Rehabilitation

After suffering and serving a punishment, a person may come back to the wiki and continue editing and such. If the user continues with bad behavior, they will move on to the next stage of punishment at the first sign of a clear, intentional infraction. However, if the user is determined to be making a genuine effort at recovering and learning, infractions will be given more slack to talk over with with the user. After a period of 30 days, if it is determined that a person has learned their lesson, then all warnings will be dropped, unless they have been blocked before.

Stacking Punishments

Punishments can stack. Users that accrue 8 warning points will be blocked. After the block period is over, the length of block time is increased should it be broken again, and the warning points will not reset anymore.

Appeals

Appeals may be sent if the block is one month or longer, which will reduce the punishment time or let the user come back to the wiki. Nonetheless, they will not reset the next block duration. They may be made on an admin's or moderator's message wall provided you don't spam, or you may appeal on your own message wall and the admins/moderators will look at it. If you are completely unable to message one of these two, appeals may be made at related wikis (e.g. Minecraft PC Wiki), as many admins here are admins on those wikis.

However, if the user is simply trying to come back and stir up trouble again, and it is determined to be so, their punishment will be doubled.

Note: Users are able to submit only 3 appeals.

Redemption

If a user has edited a page and broken a rule, and the edit is undone by the same user shortly afterwards (in the time span of one day), then no warnings will be issued.

Leniency

If an editor has broken a rule and has joined the wiki less than two weeks ago, their first warning points may be nullified. It is up to a staff member's decision if new users broke the rules on purpose or by mistake.

Notes to Admins/Moderators

Warnings

Whenever undoing an edit or deleting a comment, leave a message on the offender's message wall stating:

  • what has been done,
  • the reason for the action,
  • the number of warnings incurred from the offense,
  • and the reason why the offense was wrong.

Do this to all users, including anonymous contributors.

Assuming good faith

Always first assume good faith with another user's edits; in other words, always assume that an edit is published for the better and does not have any malicious intent. This is to not discourage new users editing here, as they may not know what is appropriate here when they first arrive. Even when an edit looks to be vandalism, try to add on to the edit to improve it, as there will usually be useful content in a user's edits. Clear offenses to the rules should, of course, have appropriate action taken.

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