Last revision on: 12/9/17
These Terms demonstrate what is considered vandalism, spam, or trolling.
While many editors are good contributors to the wiki, there will always be those that aren't. These so called "not so good" (Oh, let us put it another way. Bad!) contributors can do disruptive acts to the wiki, such as spam, vandalism, and trolling.
Vandalism is posting content on the wiki with the intent of disrupting it.
Spam is posting unnecessary content or messages on the wiki. Because spam can damage the quality of articles, spam can technically be a form of vandalism.
Trolling is posting content on the wiki with the intent of disrupting it and provoking a response out of users. Vandalism is often a form of trolling, but not all trolling is vandalism. Trolling can also include sending inflammatory messages to other users.
- Note: Users who contribute to spam, vandalism, or trolling may be anvil dropped or banned without warning.
What we consider spam/vandalism
On our wiki, we consider these following vandalism:
Anvilled without warning
- Blanking the page.
- Removing large amounts of content (i.e., entire sections) from a page without a valid reason, such as removing unsourced/false information or moving information to a different page or section.
- Adding gibberish in a paragraph.
- Spamming the same thing on multiple articles.
- Uploading pictures or adding content irrelevant to the subject.
- Adding articles for fanfiction.
- Adding unrelated external links to pages (i.e., adding a link for ovens on the Sylvester page).
- Posting messages on users' message walls with the intention to aggravate them.
Definitely a warning
- Editing a page more than three times without summary. (Exception: If one does forget, they can make a minor edit and put summary on there.)
- Purposefully adding grammatically incorrect punctuation or spelling to a sentence. (Exception: This can be challenged and agreed on by the community.)
- Repeatedly adding deleted categories to a page.
- Adding "protagonist" or "antagonist" to a character's role. (i.e., "Bugs Bunny is the main protagonist of the Looney Tunes series.") (Exception: It is okay to say that a character is a protagonist/antagonist of a specific series, short, or spin-off. For example, if they are antagonists in a series like Duck Dodgers, then it's okay to describe them as such; but to say they are an antagonist of the Looney Tunes franchise as a whole, then that is not.)
- Adding biased or opinionated descriptions of characters that are not reviews or quotes from staff that have worked on official Looney Tunes productions. (i.e., repeatedly describing Foghorn Leghorn as "handsome")
- Making major changes in organization or categorization without Acme Staff approval. (i.e., adding a new template to pages, creating new categories for organizing templates) (Acme Staff usually will organize these.)
- Spamming messages in caps (calm down, son) or spamming the same message, other than happy birthday, on message walls.
- Spam offense also follows if you aren't here to contribute to encyclopedia. Users who come here solely for the purpose of social users will develop a bad reputation from our community and they may not be as nice to you when it comes to consequences. It is okay to come to a wiki to ask questions about another wiki and get advice, but a user who says "Hi, where do you live?", "Hey, did you buy the new Monster High dolls?" or "Ooh, did you see the new episode of Family Guy?" is considered as not here to contribute to the encyclopedia.
Trolling is posting content on the wiki with the intent of disrupting it and provoking a response out of users. Vandalism is usually a form of trolling, but not all trolling is vandalism. Trolling can also include sending inflammatory messages to other users.
Since trolls more often than not do so for attention, users are discouraged from interacting with them outside of reverting their edits, removing their messages, and closing threads which they have created. Users are urged to simply report trolls to any active Acme Head or Wizard, who will deal with the problem as soon as they are able.
Trolls will be blocked infinitely. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Users who violate any of the policies more than once will usually be blocked/anvil dropped for a period of time. The first offense is between 1 day to 2 weeks and the second offense is between 2 weeks to a month. In most cases, the third offense will result in the closure of your account access to the wiki. When your account is closed, you agree not to:
- Encourage others to do edits for you for 3 months
- Attempt to create or use multiple accounts for the purposes of circumventing the closure for 3 months
You can submit a block appeal after 3 months. Violation of these terms can lead to a longer extended closure of your account. For users that have had their blocks appealed and have been blocked again for violating the same rules more than twice, this exception will not apply to them.
Additionally, should a user contribute nothing but vandalism, spam, or trolling, Acme Staff reserve the right to block the user infinitely without warning as the account is only here to be disruptive.
What you can do to help
If you see a vandal:
Step 1: Undo their edit. If it cannot be undone, contact an Acme Head or Rollback, so they can one-click the vandalism.
Step 2: Once undone, either report the problem to an Acme head or wait for them to notice. Most Acme Heads patrol the wiki activity and check the article's history, so sometimes, there will be no need to report a problem.
Step 3: Usually the head will thank the user who reported the vandal and give them a warning or block them immediately after noticing, depending on the head's mood or how severe the situation is.
Remember, vandals make no one happy! And many thanks to those who take a step to make the wiki a better and safer place for everyone!
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