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Editing Articles

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  • As this is an American English Wiki, every article must be in American English with the exceptions of quotes, dialogue, and names in a foreign language. However, those would need to have an American English translation as well.
  • If you post false info, you get a warning. At the fourth one, you get a 1 week ban. Only official information is permitted. Leaked information is not unauthorized, but if it turns out to be fake, and is published by the same person multiple times, the ban will be imposed. After that, you get an infinite ban.
  • Do not post fan content on the articles. Fan content alone will not earn you an official warning, but it will get you advice against posting new fan content in article comment sections. They remain free-to-post on virtually every other platform besides the main article and their comment sections. However, repeated counts of posting fan content, even after multiple advice non-warnings, a count of defiance may be implemented.
  • Do not delete any important information on any page. If you do, you will get blocked for 2 months and our rollbacks will do undo anything that the person has removed.
  • Adding potentially defaming, slanderous or libelous content, or causing other forms of damage to the page, will earn you a warning.
  • Removal of the delete template from any unnecessary article or, when placed by an admin, category is strictly prohibited. A warning will be issued immediately upon offense (unless the template is then re-added by the same user).
  • If you are spamming unnecessary edits, you will get a 2 month ban.
  • It is encouraged that you add a relevant edit summary on your edits.

Adding a Page

  • If you want to add a page about a player or a level, make sure you do enough research. Any articles with barely enough information will be deleted without any warning.
  • Add an infobox, which can be done by typing {{Infobox}} in the Source Editor.
    • It is better to add as much in the Infobox, such as adding an image and such.
  • Even if the page has enough information, it must have proper grammar. However, this will not cause the page to be deleted.
  • As if it wasn't obvious, only correct informations are allowed, and false information will be removed.
  • If there is any unnecessary information in a page, it will be debated whether to be removed or not.
  • If a user has been caught seeking attention by adding unnecessary and false information in a page, the page will be removed and the user will get a warning.

Pictures/Videos

  • Image files intended for use on articles should not be given nonsensical names with strings of irrelevant letters. Images obtained from sources (in contrast to screenshots) should have their original file name preserved when possible (unless its original file name is composed of nonsensical names with strings of irrelevant letters).
  • Avoid re-publishing the same image or video. Any duplicated images or videos found should be reported to an admin for speedy deletion.

The Wiki's Social Places

  • The Wiki's social places are its Discord server, Message Walls, comment sections, the Discussion Board, and chats.
  • Please adhere to said social places' rules or you will follow with their consequences. Most of the basic rules can be found on the Discord server itself.
  • If you fail to respect people's opinions stated in the social places, the comment will be edited or removed and a warning will be issued. Repeat offenders may find themselves blocked, with the duration depending on the severity of the offense.
  • If you upload a link to a shock site with the intent to scare on chat, you will be blocked for up to 24 hours, depending on the severity of the offense. Repeated offenders may find themselves infinitely blocked from chat.
  • If you upload a link to a shock site in article comments or on Message Walls, the comment will be edited or removed and a warning will be issued. Repeat offenders may find themselves blocked, with the duration depending on the severity of the offense.
  • If you are spamming the chat you get a kick. If the offense persists, offenders may find themselves blocked depending on the severity.
  • Comments left in any article must be relevant to the article's topic at hand. All off-topic content are to be put in the Off-Topic board in the discussions. Any off-topic comment made to this article will be edited or deleted. 
  • Troll comments in comment sections and blog posts are not allowed. Warnings and blocks may be issued depending on the severity of the offense. Troll comments are still allowed on Message Walls up until the point where the receiver issues a complaint. 
  • Refrain from being rude to other users, and try not to spam images unnecessarily. Please do not start flame wars.  
  • Every user has the right to edit their own greeting above their Message Wall. When sending a message to a user there, make sure you comply with their greeting. Failing to do so will result in appropriate measures from the receiver depending on the severity of the situation. 

Copyright Policy

  • The Copyright Policy that our Wiki uses is the general policy which is used by Fandom. However, intellectual property by other users, including, but not limited to, fanmade images and videos is not allowed without permission. Doing so may result in a warning. Only content [text-based or media] on our articles are completely free-to-use, with or without permission.[1]

Watermarking

  • Watermarked content is strictly prohibited from mainspace articles. One may post watermarked images on their blogs and on their personal spaces, but not on mainspace articles. Such content will be taken down, and infringers will be issued warnings based on severity and defiance.

ISO and Torrent Files

  • If you share a link to an illegal torrent file in this wiki, you will get a 2 week ban without a warning. However, as long as the link is not a torrent file with a copyright certificate, it is fine to share the link. However, any links to a torrent or ISO files with a copyright certificate is not only against the rules of this wiki, but it is also illegal.[2]

Joining the Team

  • The Wiki's staff is also known as the UDGW team.
  • If you keep spamming a staff member asking to join the GD Fan Wiki team (especially if you haven't fulfilled the requirements below), you get a 1 month ban.
  • If you want to join the GD Fan Wiki team, you will need to prove yourself, and we will decide whether you should be a staff member.

Rollbacks

  • You need to have zero warnings, bans, or other infractions for at least 1 month.
  • You must have at least 200 major edits.
  • You need to stay active on this wiki for 30 days.
  • You need to fully agree to the Rules and Guidelines (above).
  • You need to know the basics of editing, inserting, linking, and other tools in this wiki.
  • Members can be demoted at anytime if they do not comply with the Rules and Guidelines.

Moderators

  • You need to have zero warnings, bans, or other infractions for at least 1 month.
  • You must have at least 500 major edits.
  • You need to stay active on this wiki for 30 days.
  • You need to fully agree to the Rules and Guidelines (above).
  • You need to know the basics of editing, inserting, linking, and other tools in this wiki.
  • Members can be demoted at anytime if they do not comply with the Rules and Guidelines.

Admins

  • You need to have zero warnings, bans, or other infractions for at least 1 month.
  • You must have at least 1000 major edits.
  • You need to stay active on this wiki for at least 60 days.
  • You need to fully agree to the Rules and Guidelines (above).
  • You need to know how to use templates, edit in source mode, and adding galleries and sliders.
  • Members can be demoted at anytime if they do not comply with the Rules and Guidelines.

Bureaucrats

  • You need to have zero warnings, bans, or other infractions for at least 1 month.
  • You must have at least 2,000 major edits.
  • You need to stay active on this wiki for 3 months.
  • You need to fully agree to the Rules and Guidelines (above).
  • You need to know every single basic feature of wiki editing, including working with templates, basic editing, coding with CSS, and to be a respectful leader.
  • Members can be demoted at anytime if they do not comply with the Rules and Guidelines.

Demotions

  • If a staff member breaks one of the rules or abuses his/her power, they will be demoted in most cases. However, they may get a warning first depending on the severity of the situation.

Power Comparisons

Here is a basic comparison of powers for each rank on the Wikia. All contributors must register or log in. To suppress spamming, anonymous users are disabled from editing, and due to risk of vandalism with bots, newly-registered accounts have their rights of editing or creating pages stripped as well. Logging in for 4 consecutive days after registration automatically grants newcomers the role of Auto-confirmed Users, allowing edits and creation of articles.

Administrators have the right to supervise all Moderators, yet it will require the highest local role known as Bureaucrats to promote or revoke Content Moderators, as well as Administrators themselves. Meanwhile, neither of the Content nor Discussion Moderator divisions are above another one, because they have entirely separate jobs and monitor different sections. For more details, please refer to the article of User Rights on Community Central.

PowerLeadersElder ModeratorsModeratorsDiscussion ModeratorsAuto-confirmedNewcomers / Anonymous
Edit / Create articlesYesYesYesYesYesNo
Protect / Unlock articlesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Edit homepage / locked articlesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Rename articlesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Delete / Restore articlesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Delete / Restore filesYesYesYesNoNoNo
"Rollback" tool for quicker revert of editsYesYesYesNoNoNo
Censor / Remove article commentsYesYesNoYesNoNo
Remove / Restore blog postsYesYesNoYesNoNo
Manage forum boardsYesYesNoYesNoNo
Delete / Move forum postsYesYesNoYesNoNo
Highlight forum threadsYesYesNoYesNoNo
Kick / Ban users from chatYesYesNoYesNoNo
Warn users who vandalized / spammedYesYesYes (Only for vandalism in the main articles)Yes (Only for spam in discussions)NoNo
Suspend editing rights of usersYesYesNoNoNoNo
Edit navigation bar of the siteYesYesNoNoNoNo
Edit CSS/JS of the siteYesYesNoNoNoNo
Promote / Sack Discussion ModeatorsYesYesNoNoNoNo
Promote / Sack Moderators and Elder ModeratorsYesNoNoNoNoNo
Promote LeadersYesNoNoNoNoNo
Sack Leaders No except for resignation No No No No No

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrent_file