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This page is a guide for the UnAnything Staff.

While the Administrator Rules are the guidelines on which you cannot do as an administrator, this page is moreso the guidelines of how carry out your duties of being an administrator to UnAnything at hand. "Serve UnAnything with pride!" is the mission of the these rules of this here UnAnything Wiki. That goal, comes before all else: providing a safe, peaceful, and welcoming environment for the people to write well-constructed non-sense. And if you choose to abuse your user rights and harm our community, you will be demoted and blocked.

Page/File Deletion

As an administrator, you have the power to delete any page or any image at any time. As fun as it may sound to delete everything on the wiki for the lulz, acting out UnAnything Team Rampage, doing this will instantly have you demoted. Here's some examples of when to delete:

  • Blank Pages: If you find a blank page, check the page history. If it was blank the whole time, delete it.
  • Author's request: If a single, prominent person, made a page: and they put a deletion template or in some other way clearly indicated they don't want the page they've created on this wiki, you should get rid of it. If more people are involved, use your best judgements, and try and lean to the side of "keep" unless it is of poor quality.
  • Poor Quality: If something is spam, vandalism, extremely vulgar, graphic, pornographic, discriminatory, or otherwise of significantly poor quality, delete it on sight.
  • Short Pages: If the page is anywhere between one letter and one paragraph, you may delete it without question. If there is anything more than 3 paragraphs, it should be fine.
  • Unused: If something is flat-out just not visible and will never be used, you should get rid of it.
  • Other: Of course there's more reasons why you might wanna delete stuff, so keep to common sense as always.

If you're on the fence on whether or not a page should stay, put the deletion template at the top so it can be discussed.

Page Protection

Generally, pages should not be protected if they don't need to be. The whole point of a wiki is that anyone can edit it. Pages should only be protected in certain circumstances:

  • Edit Wars: If two or more users are constantly undoing each other's edits, protect the page until a reasonable solution can be found. If you are one of the warring users, do not use page protection to get your way. You will be demoted and blocked for doing so, unless you're actually right, but that may be hard to judge in the heat of the moment. You may also look into blocking the warring users from editing that page for a while if that is most appropriate.
  • Regularly Vandalized Pages: If a page is of a particularly interesting or controversial topic, the odds of it being vandalized increase. If a certain page seems to be vandalized often, it may need to be protected.
  • Main Page stuff or widespread templates: You can protect these as they're kind-of important, to ensure their function shall not be changed or altered by normal users or vandals. You may also protect the images used on stuff like the maintenance templates, and the images that appear on the main page for the duration they're there.
  • WANTED articles: WANTED articles are to be protected so that only admins/moderators can move the page, and editing to auto-confirmed users. They're the best pages this wiki has to offer, and should be treated as such.
  • Other Important Stuff: If any the above does not cover what you want to protect and it's for some reason or another important, you give "additional reason"ing to why you think what you want to protect is important.

You are discouraged from protecting your own user page unless it becomes the target for vandalism or otherwise the target for harassment, as you may lose your user rights one day if you become inactive for long enough.

What To Do When You See Someone Blanking a Page

As fear might tempt you to solve the problem immediately by restoring the page and blocking the blanker, you should follow through in these steps, and ask yourself these questions before taking any such action. If you read blue/red you may stop and proceed with the judgement. Warm colors signify more danger.

  1. Check the blanker's contributions:
    • Is it a vandal blanking more pages than just that one? Is this their first edit?
  2. Check the page's history:
    • Is it the sole author doing this?
  3. Read the contents of what they're removing (Like actually read, don't just 2% skim it)
    • Was it something epic? Or was the page just always bad/violated the rules?
  4. Check the author's contributions:
    • Did they change accounts and are actually the blanker themselves?
  5. Judgement: Now is the time to make your judgement. If it's someone malicious ban them, or if it wasn't without malicious intent warn them, and also restore the page. If they did something good without using the delete template give the user a warning. If it's the author, delete it and let it go, and if they want the page back restore it.

You should be able to now handle each blanking situation effectively without panic. Remember that sometimes people are just new to editing and are trying their best to remove stuff in good faith.

Blocking Users

Users are your friends; don't block them unless they have stopped being your friends. Permanent blocking should generally be reserved for serious offenders, repeat offenders, or sockpuppet accounts, and the message wall should always be enabled outside of when they harass you or another user. Restricting someone from a page or a namespace still carries the same burden of normal blocking, mind you. Make the duration of all blocks reasonable to the offense committed, and the block reason describes what they were blocked for.

Add {{Block}} to a user's profile once they've been blocked from the wiki as standard procedure, as well as to further elaborate on why they've been blocked or to give them advice. Users have the right to discuss, in some capacity, their block with you on Community Central as long as they're respectful towards you. If they stop being respectful, you may choose to ask them to stop messaging you. If they insult you, are verbally abusive towards you, or keep messaging you after you asked them to stop, you must ignore them as they've lost their right to reconsideration. You cannot punish users for yelling at you on community central as that's not a right given to you.

You are not to purge someone or someone's contributions from existence if they've been blocked, that's mean and you don't do that. However, if it is someone evading blocks to make edits, you are free to erase any and all contributions the sockpuppet(s) create to UnAnything, irregardless of their quality, as that is your administrator's discretion.

If you don't block users who violate the rules, and are shown to be compliant in their actions time and time again, you may get your admin privileges revoked (OR WORSE...!) But you may choose not to block someone if they violated a rule a really long time ago, and give them a late warning.

Also, speak civilly to the people you block, including in all block reasoning.

Administrator Expectations

As an administrator you are expected to serve UnAnything with pride! If not, you shall be put to death. Not really; our lawyers have advised us to stop executing our administrators. Of course, our lawyers are cats, so what do they know? Anyways, there are a few other guidelines that you should follow:

  • Use your common sense.
  • Being an administrator does not make you exempt from any other rules.
  • Use your common sense.
  • Know that violating any of these rules could potentially lose you your administrator privileges.
  • Use your common sense.
  • Don't deplatform people.
  • Just use your common sense you idiot!
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