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UnAnything Wiki
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UnAnything Policy
Main Rules
Manual of Style

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The following is the official doctrine of the UnAnything administration. That means this is some serious crap.

Above all, use your common sense. If you don't have any common sense, you don't belong here (that's what the madhouse is for). Breaking these rules is not tolerated and is punishable by the Ban Hammer.

General Rules

Major Offenses

You will be punished at the administrator's discretion for committing these offenses. These are severe infractions that will get you blocked for a lengthy amount of time, no questions asked. You're supposed to obviously NOT do these things.

  • Harassment/Flaming: Do not do anything with the intention/malice to provoke or insult another user. You know you don't need to, so just don't do it.
  • Vandalism: You will not maliciously degrade pages on purpose, or go around making abusive edits like spamming, blanking pages, or inserting hateful stuff into articles, among other high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • Raiding: Do not raid this wiki or get others to do so. Do not request the users of this wiki go raid some place. All participants/offenders will get blocked. Getting people who are not from UnAnything to vote on polls is also raiding.
  • Explicit Content: Including in any materials that depict pornography, nudity, graphic violence, fetishes, screamers and gore, is grounds to get you blocked. You can mention that someone is not wearing clothes, or was being tortured, but do not go any further than that.
  • Sockpuppetry: Sockpuppets are duplicate/alternate accounts owned by the same user. No user should simultaneously be using two or more accounts, and the only time a user should have more than one account is if they lost access to the first account for whatever reason, but as not to bypass a block permanent or otherwise. If you are blocked and want back in, appeal it instead of doing this.
  • Bad Usernames: Any user with a directly offensive or insulting username, especially towards our staff, will be blocked from editing immediately. A person may be unblocked if their username has changed.
  • Personal Information Gathering/Sharing (TMI): Do not share, or get someone to tell you IRL information about one's self. This includes, but is not limited to: a person's name, state or province, date of birth, medical conditions, and or other information that could be used to find out who someone is.
  • Impersonation: You will be permanently blocked if you try to mislead or trick us into thinking you're another user. The exception for this are sockpuppet drills performed by the UnAnything staff.

Minor Offenses

Though these are not as extreme as major offenses, they are still not tolerated. However, these can generally be overlooked if the offending user is cooperative. If your local administrator notices you breaking these, you may be warned or blocked for a few days. If you become a nuisance by breaking these often, you'll be subject to lengthier blocks.

  • Hate Pages/Ranting: Do not create an article, talk page, forum, blog post, you name it with the sole purpose of being hateful or ranting about something. This wiki is not here for you to rant about things.
  • Short Pages: Most pages you make should be of noteworthy length, and if they aren't they'll get deleted. See the Page Creation Rules for further detail.
  • Refusal to acknowledge the Manual of Style: Do not ignore suggestions from our staff to read and to follow the Manual of Style. If you continue to make inconsistent pages after being warned you will be blocked.
  • Unneeded Categories: Do not add categories that do not apply to the page. Bowser is not a bird, and he should not be added to Category:Birds. In addition to this, do not make up a category unless it can be used on multiple pages.
  • Counter-productive Editing: Your edits should be of benefit to the wiki, and not pointless or self-serving for some competitive reason like to get rewards or badges. Examples of counter-productive editing includes adding irrelevant categories/pictures/audio onto pages, low-key spamming, reverting someone's revisions over and over again, and editing numerous times without doing anything constructive. If must engage in an edit war/dispute with another user make sure you actually have support, otherwise you're the one in the wrong and must back down. Or you could get an UnAnything staff member to help resolve the conflict, potentially in your favor.
  • Claiming Ownership: No user owns any page or any part of this wiki, as this wiki is licensed under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license. The pages you create are subject to be added upon or changed by other users. The exception to this is your user page and its sub-pages, but they must still follow the UnAnything rules, and must not redirect with exception to moving accounts. The default for someone else's user page is "I don't want people editing my page.", so don't edit other peoples pages unless you have a good reason to do so. And if someone asks you not to do something on their message wall, please respect their wishes.
  • Messing with Admin stuff: If you don't have access to Special:AchievementsCustomize, don't mess with our badges in any way, shape, or form. And if you aren't an admin, don't go adding the protection templates or the sacred template to pages.
  • Making Undefeatables Without Permission: Do not make a character an Undefeatable unless you have permission to do so: permission from an admin, or permission granted by user rights. Undefeatables are of high-standards, and wish not to be made by someone without experience and expertise in the field of crafting UnAnything articles.
  • Violating the Duties of the Offices: If you are in a democratically elected position and you fail to carry out the duties, you will be blocked.

Page Creation Rules

Follow the Manual of Style when writing pages. If you don't follow it and write incomprehensible messes, you'll get a warning first BUT THEN AFTER THAT if your edits are more harmful than helpful you will be blocked from editing.

Page Creation

Pages must be created with considerable length. One paragraph or less will be deleted without debate. Two paragraphs may also be deleted; the user may be given aid, or a chance to improve the page, but a page cannot come out of the oven as a stub. It is advised that pages contain at least 3-4 paragraphs of text. If a page after creation falls under the threshold after numerous revisions, stub status may be added. If you can't make an article of sufficient length but want to write parts of it down, you can do so under your user page. There, they'll be safe, unless a certain admin decides to delete them for not liking you, in which case we'll try to help.

If the page is inherently humorous in of itself, gag/gimmick articles such as Heron may be granted exceptions to page length rules.

Redirect Creation

Do not make a redirect unless it serves a purpose, like Satan leading to Bob Saget, as Bob Saget is Satan. Also do not redirect your user page unless you have moved on to using a new account.

Image Deletion

Do not expect any images you've uploaded to a deleted page to stay around, because there's a chance those will get deleted, especially if they're graphic. But if you really need your (EMPHASIS ON YOUR...!) image back, you can contact an admin or moderator and they can undelete it, unless it's graphic or something and in that case, you'll get blocked for scaring us.

Template Creation

While everything else is fun and all, you might want to make a template for lulz on a page or just for a new userbox. That's cool, but make sure that you abide by the following guidelines:

  • Function: Templates should serve some function: humor, information, navigation, and something. If it's purpose is unclear, redundant, or clashes with other templates, you can expect it to be deleted. New maintenance templates are HEAVILY scrutinized, however you won't be punished for making something unless it contradicts these rules. If it's a specific version of an already existing template, order the things from most broad to most specific. A perfect example of this is {{Cleanup Rewrite Section}}.
  • Userboxes: When making a new userbox, make sure it's appropriate and fits well with the theme of UnAnything.
  • Other: If you're unsure about a template, you can just ask one of our administrators or bureaucrats if it is ok.

Character Creation Rules

So everyone on the wiki wants to make the next Chuck Norris, these rules are here to discourage that.

  • Do not make your character REALLY overpowered (or "OP", pronounced "oh-pee", as in "oh pee, it's Mary Sue herself!!1"). Guide: If it's more powerful than Weegee, then it's slightly OP. If it's more powerful than Chuck Norriseegee, then it's kinda OP. If it's more powerful than Asplode Tinky Winky, then it's OP. If it's more powerful than Chuck Norris, it's REALLY OP and therefore DISALLOWED!
  • Try not to give your character powers over every element (water, fire, air, dirt, magnets, wind, metal, wood, heart, etc. etc.), this is almost definitely OP. A counterexample includes Miracle Matter.
  • If you make a bad guy, do not make all the bad guys and good guys team up against them. This is a sign of bad storytelling. Example(s) include pre-retcon Bob.
  • Do not make a character that can magically make bad guys good. Just DON'T.
    • Don't turn bad guys into good guys on their own, either. Captain 1 is always gonna be a bad guy, and the villain of our wiki.
    • Don't slap your character's name all over the place like an overzealous Phil Swift. This is Black Hole Sue/Stuing, and like all Sue/Stuing, it's bad.
  • Generally any of the bad things mentioned in Nerf the OP Gary Stus!
    • This is where the definition of "vanity page" comes from, being "on the same level as Undefeatables or grounded powerful characters that aren't OP Gary Stus."
  • And the final thing we CAN'T believe we have to say: DO. NOT. MAKE. UNOFFICIAL. UNDEFEATABLES. It's already a minor offense. If you have an idea for an Undefeatable, be sure to consult with admins first before going crazy with characters.
    • Don't go overboard with Wa-guys if they have nothing to offer other than being more powerful than the last. (Of course, there's no stopping Tinky Winky)

Discussion Rules

Creating forums, a blog post, or messaging someone (a discussion) really isn't that big of a deal. But your words may be deleted if it doesn't follow these rules, so just follow these simple rules on top of the general rules:

  • Spam: Don't create a ridiculous amount of discussions. We don't need 100 different blog posts or forums explaining why you love cheese, or that you want to do a collab with someone.
  • Shitposting: Please keep low quality posts in "Do anything you want", unless it's a meme and it goes in "Memes".
  • Keep it civil: If you can't act normal and you become a nuisance, you will be blocked. This also includes tagging people in a way that's annoying.
  • Roleplaying: Don't touch the Roleplay Zone unless you are roleplaying. If you want to be in a roleplay, just ask the people in the roleplay. 99% of the time, you'll be allowed to join.
  • Language: Write in English or else we can't understand you; we're an English-speaking wiki and our moderators mostly speak English only, and it's hard to moderate different language discussions. You will not be punished however for saying something like "Del gato".
  • Posting forums in the wrong category: Please make your posts in the most appropriate category, or else we'll have to move them to the right one and maybe block you for an hour. You know, talk about general wiki stuff or recent happenings can happen in "General", make something engaging in Fun & Games, ask meaningful questions in "Questions & Answers", and post your dankest memes in "Memes".

Talk Page Rules

Talk about the page, and not about something unrelated like that time Peter Griffin outfarted Michael Moore. Assume good faith, and be civil. Follow the general rules, and be nice. Use common your sense essentially. Please sign anything you add onto a talk page with "~~~~". If you're sure a page should be deleted, add the deletion template instead of just asking in the talk page so our administrators can judge it faster.

Plagiarism

It's one thing to make an article, but it's another just to blatantly steal someone else's work and generally, the page will be deleted. If the content has a CC-BY-SA license attached (like most of Fandom) then you must give credit to them. This can be done via {{Copypasta}}, or by using Special:Import. There may be exceptions to this, however.

If it's your own work you are copying, make sure it makes sense inside the realm of UnAnything, and has UnAnything categories, unless of course new categories would benefit the article. If you're copying someone else's work onto this wiki or your page got modified by someone else before being copied over to here, please follow previous instruction.

Administrator Rules

The following are a special set of rules that apply to the UnAnything Staff (or those with extra-rights) and how they may use their powers; they do not apply to normal users. This section doesn't contain anything that a user may be blocked for, though all users are encouraged to read them if they get blocked.

If you feel an administrator has violated any of these rules, simply contact a different administrator (don't contact the same one, because then you'd be stupid). If you know an administrator or bureaucrat has blocked you for a reason not specified in the rules, tell Fandom. If they've been demoted or have resigned and have fairly blocked you, you may contact any one of our active administrators instead. If you wish to become in a position of power yourself, please look into this guide.

Violations of these may result in loss of privileges or being blocked, depending on the severity of the offense.

Rules when Enforcing Power

  1. You may not violate UnAnything policy when using your powers, or use your powers to violate UnAnything policy.
  2. When carrying out your duties or otherwise using your powers, you CANNOT discriminate against any user for their beliefs (e.g. religion, politics, interests) or things inherent to them (e.g. age, race, sex); you must treat everyone fairly and equally on this wiki.
  3. You must act in good faith, or rather you must not use your powers for malice.

Blocking Rules

  1. You cannot block someone unless they themselves have violated UnAnything policy.
  2. You may block other staff members if they are abusing their powers.
  3. Your block lengths have to be reasonable to the offense committed.
  4. If you notice someone violating UnAnything policy, you must punish or otherwise warn the offender.
  5. If you notice someone violating any of Fandom's policy, you must contact Fandom staff about the issue and let them handle it. Remember you cannot block them if they also haven't violated UnAnything policy.
  6. If a blocked user contacts you on the Community Central wiki (or if you left the message wall open) you must hear them out so long as they're behaving reasonably and acting in good faith.
  7. You must have reason for unblocking someone: especially if it's to pardon someone for rule violations, as it's not inherently apparent to others if someone has changed.

Deletion Rules

  1. You must delete anything that violates the Major Rules, with discretion if it's towards yourself.
  2. You must delete unlawful content off this wiki if you see it.
  3. You cannot delete pages of users you do not like, that is harassment.
  4. You may however delete the pages or contributions of users who are evading blocks.
  5. Deletion for anything else is permitted within reason.

Protection Rules

  1. You may protect UnAnything's image. (e.g. our logo, the background, the image of Captain 0)
  2. You may protect important pages (e.g. the main page, the rules, user guides)
  3. You may protect frequently used templates.
  4. You may protect pages that get vandalized.
  5. You cannot protect another person's user page.
  6. You cannot protect pages to resolve disputes in your favor if the other side's version is reasonable.
  7. Protections for anything else may or may not be permitted, though make sure protection serves some important purpose.

Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Video

You must follow the instructions of this Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Video when applicable to the UnAnything Wiki. If the video is unavailable to you, just know that you're expected to reasonably resolve conflicts.

Duties of the Offices

  • If you block The Chair for violations against the rules, or you impeach them for being incompetent, you must take on their duties and reasonably fulfill them until you find a suitable replacement.
  • You must give The Chair the power to perform their duties if they request it and you are capable of giving it. You may only give them user rights for the period they can carry out their duties.
  • You may not yield your time to The Chair; this isn't Congress.

User Rights

  • You may revoke anyone's user rights for any reason or no reason at all.
  • You may not "secretly" promote any user to Bureaucrat. Such an appointment is null, and will be demoted by Fandom Staff immediately alongside yourself. They must ask you and your bureaucratic buddies first, then you all must agree that that user should a bureaucrat before finally promoting them.
  • You may grant user rights (besides Bureaucrat) to users so long as it's evident the user with rights will be of benefit, the promotion isn't pointless/the user won't edit, and there isn't too much staff.
    • If final number of staff would be greater than 6.3, you may not promote more people.

Rules for the Rules

  • You may not alter anything part of or within the "User Rights" or "Rules for the Rules" sections of these rules without three fourths approval of said alterations from a Secure Poll†.
  • You may not add rules that conflict with other rules.
  • Do not add overly-specific rules for issues that don't exist.
  • Rules must exist to the foundations of the rules: [Link 1] [Link 2]
    • You may not delete these two pages or these revisions.
    • If these are somehow inaccessible or no trustworthy version/backup exists, you must come to a consensus of what the foundation of the rules is and pass it into these rules with a Secure Poll†.

† A Secure Poll is a poll that fulfills this criteria:

  • The poll must be held in the UnAnything Forums, under the Announcements category, and may not be a text post. This is the "post of the vote".
    • If you need to explain the purpose of the poll, you must put "(READ DESC)" at the very start of the title.
  • You must make the poll known in one of two ways:
    1. The post could be announced via Special:Announcements. The title of the announcement must be similar to that of the post of the vote, and must encourage users to vote.
    2. The post could be promoted on the top of the Main Page as a notice with a link to the poll. Language must be neutral, but must encourage the user to vote in the poll.
    • The post of the vote must become 1 week old before you can count it. If it is 8 days old, then it spoils and becomes insecure/void.
  • You may not make any adjustments to anything unless to entirely remove the poll.

If it is impossible for a secure poll be held under the previous definition, then the new criteria is this:

  • The poll must be held on a website that does voting by IP. The poll's settings must be set to be this way also.
    1. The post could be announced via Special:Announcements. The title of the announcement must be similar to that of the post of the vote, and must encourage users to vote.
    2. The post could be promoted on the top of the Main Page as a notice with a link to the poll. Language must be neutral, but must encourage the user to vote in the poll.
    • The poll must become 1 week old before you can count it. If it is 8 days old, then it spoils and becomes insecure/void.
  • You may not make any adjustments to anything unless to entirely remove the poll.

Notes

Some things we haven't covered in any of the other rules but are still worth mentioning are:

  • Administrators are by no means exempt from any of the rules. Should an administrator be found breaking a rule, they should be treated just like any other user. Report them to a bureaucrat and the bureaucrat will take action accordingly.
  • Fandom's Terms Of Use applies to this wiki, not to imply it haven't. Violations of these are handled differently, as you don't have to consult an administrator and can go to either the community central forum or Special:Contact to contact Fandom directly. But it's still recommended to get the person blocked here anyway for their violation(s).
  • Direct swearing in articles, talk pages, or chat is allowed. (Heck, there's swearing in the rules now.) Censorship using asterisks (f***!) or a series of random symbols (f#$&!) is fine if you don't want to swear; however slurs of any kind are NOT tolerated and fall under harassment and will get you blocked from editing, even if you're in part of the group the slur is directed to.
  • Articles shouldn't be too informative unless they're UnAnything-specific, reliable information is what Wikipedia is for! What we mean is that a page shouldn't have credible sources, or be a ripoff Know Your Meme article. Other than that you're free to write whatever, unless of course it breaks the rules you've just read. In that case, we ask thee to prithee transport thyself to Teletubby Land's Acid Lake.
  • As you're now done reading all of our rules and regulations, feel free to tell us about yourself on your profile page!, and after that read Manual of Style before editing on other parts of the wiki.
  • For the safety of the people, rules are not retroactively active after they've been written.

Not really important, but if you have any questions or just wanna chat, here's a few places you can do so:

Please know that Discord/Twitter discussions are moderated differently, subject to their own rules and moderation teams. The jurisdiction of our admins doesn't extend to these places, except in the case we find out you're trying to get people to raid our wiki, on any website.

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