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This page contains the editing and general usage policy for [[Nookipedia]].
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===1: Talking to other users===
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This page contains the editing and general usage policy for [[Nookipedia]]. Keep in mind, however, if there is behavior most users find unacceptable and it is not listed here, it does not give you the right to continue expressing misconduct.
# Talk politely to other users.
 
# Do not post comments such as 'Hi!' or 'I'm bored'.
 
# Do not swear. If you want to use a swear word, then use it nicely and put *s after the first letter. Try to use this as little as possible.
 
## If you swear at another user, you will be blocked. The length depends on the way it was used.
 
  
===2: User page content===
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==Article style and etiquette==
# No offensive and/or pornographic content on user pages. If a user is found with pornography on their page, or has uploaded said material, they can be blocked for '''at least''' 6 months, if not longer.
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''The policies below govern general user behavior as it pertains to editing on Nookipedia.''
# No racist content.
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<ol><li>Content on Nookipedia is meant to express a neutral point of view and should not reflect the opinions or beliefs of its editors. When making contributions to the wiki, an editor should try to be conscious of any biases they may have and should place any partial opinions on their [[Special:MyPage|user page]].</li>
# No content which may be gory or bloody.
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<li>Content that is controversial or related to an unreleased product must be appropriately sourced or it may be subject to removal by Nookipedia staff.</li>
# No content which may upset/distress people.
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<ul><li>Consistent reversion of controversial edits is considered edit warring and is unacceptable user behavior.</li>
# Do not edit another user's user page. Only administrators are permitted to do this, unless it says so on the page.
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<ul><li>If an edit was reverted in error, please start a discussion on the article's talk page rather than engage in potential disruptive behavior.</li>
## You must be logged in to edit your userpage.
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<li>If a resolution cannot be achieved via discussion, please contact a staff member to intervene.</li></ul></ul>
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<li>Standard grammatical and spelling conventions of American English should be followed when editing articles.</li>
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<ul><li>Use of 'chatspeak' or 'textspeak' in the mainspace is prohibited and can be considered disruptive behavior.</li>
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<li>Only proper nouns or words at the beginning of a sentence are to be capitalized.</li>
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<ul><li>All item and series names in the {{SER}} are considered proper nouns and should be capitalized accordingly (e.g. Blue Chair, Blue Series, Sea Bass).<ref>This policy was determined as a result of [[:File:Item capitalization poll results.png|public poll results]] in August 2014.</ref></li></ul></ul>
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<li>Use of the second person ('you' or 'we') is discouraged, and any instances of this in an article should be replaced with 'the player' or the pronoun 'they'.</li>
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<li>Editors should not include 'claims of authorship' in their edits here on Nookipedia. Authors are automatically recorded in every page's history once their edits are saved.</li>
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<li>The edit summary field should be used to help other users understand the changes made to an article.</li>
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<ul><li>Be sure to include ''what'' information was changed and if applicable, ''why''.</li>
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<li>Explanations requiring lengthy discussion should be placed on the article's talk page.</li></ul>
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<li>Editors should use the preview window to proofread edits before submitting them.
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<ul><li>Making a series of small edits to a page in quick succession to fix a number of small mistakes clutters the page history and makes it difficult to understand what changes were made, why, and when.</li></ul>
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<li>An article's talk page should be used to gain input from the community when making drastic changes to an article, or to request it be moved, merged, or removed from the wiki.</li></ol>
  
===3: Spam and vandalism===
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==Spam and vandalism==
# Vandalism is the insertion of rubbish/gibberish into pages. Spam is where one posts links to a site repeatedly in articles, to promote said site. Learn the difference, it may come in handy one day.
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<ol><li>Vandalism is the insertion of inappropriate, seemingly random, or deliberately incorrect information into pages, while spam involves the posting of promotional material encouraging users to visit another web address (often unrelated to Nookipedia).</li>
# Users who vandalise are punished the same as users who spam.
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<ul><li>Both are prohibited and will result in action from Nookipedia staff to remove the material and issue a warning and potential block depending on the severity of the offense.</li>
## If the spam links to a website containing a) gory b) offensive c) pornographic or d) screamer videos, the length of block will multiply by the number of times the links are blocked.
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<li>Persistent vandals and spammers can be blocked indefinitely, including their IP. See [[Nookipedia:Block policy]] for more information.</li></ul>
# Persistent vandals a) need a life, and b) will be blocked.
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<li>If spam or vandalism is found in an article, simply remove it from the page or revert the edit. Do not attempt to address the user in edit summaries as it provides the user desired attention.</li>
# Multiple IP vandals, see clause 3. That's a range block, by the way.
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<ul><li>For an entire spam/vandalism page, mark it with the <code>{{t|Delete}}</code> template at the top of the page.</li>
# Persistent posting of material that is deemed sharkable (see section 1, clause 2) is deemed spam.
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<li>If the content of the revision or edit summary is inappropriate, please contact an active [[Nookipedia:Bureaucrats|Bureaucrat]] or [[Nookipedia:Directors|Director]] to hide the revision or edit summary.</ul></li></ol>
  
===4: Spelling and grammar===
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==Images and files==
#DO NOT speak in chatspeak, or textspeak. e.g. "Are you well, thank you for the gift, Susan" is preferable to "r u wel, thx 4 th gft suzn" - that is hard to read and annoying.
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''Main article: [[Nookipedia:Upload policy]]''
# '''Plurals are not spelt with an apostrophe.''' Compare: 'The trees' to 'The tree's'. First one, correct; second one, the tree's what? What does the tree have?
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<ol><li>Nookipedia is not to be used as a generic image-host; any file uploaded to the wiki must be used appropriately in the mainspace or on a user page and tagged with an appropriate license.</li>
# Do not use the word 'you'. Replace 'you' with 'the player'. Note that 'player' does not need to be capitalised. Because the gender of the player can be either male or female, replace with he/she, him/her or, more preferably, 'they'. 'One' is also acceptable.  
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<ul><li>Users may upload up to 5 personal images / fanart for use in their user space. Additional personal images after this threshold may only added at the discretion of Nookipedia staff.</li>
# The American spelling of words is preferable. Compare: 'humor' (USA) to 'humour' (UK).
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<li>Any files that remain unused after 24hrs of upload may be removed at the staff's discretion.</li></ul>
# Make sure you're using the correct phrase relating to a character's gender: I've seen some users use 'he' instead of 'she' and 'him' instead of 'her', and probably the other way around too.
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<li>All multimedia content uploaded to the wiki should be appropriate for all ages; given the popularity of the {{SER}} with minors and children, Nookipedia takes this issue very seriously.</li>
# Don't confuse 'affect' and 'effect'. Compare: 'The rain affects his hair' (verb: to affect) and 'The rain has an effect on his hair' (noun: an effect). 'The rain has an affect on his hair' and 'The rain effects his hair' are incorrect.
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<ul><li>Offensive content and profanity can warrant warnings and temporary blocks.</li><li>Repeated offenses, along with violent, gory, or sexual content, can result in long or permanent blocks at the discretion of Nookipedia staff.</li></ul></ol>
# No conjunctions, always spell out the word. Example: they're should be they are.
 
# '''Only''' proper nouns or words at the beginning of a sentence are to be capitalised. We Do Not Capitalise Words Like This In British Or American English. Or Australian, For That Matter. It's annoying. However, on the forums, we do permit you to capitalise all letters in a noun for emphasis. e.g. "When Jeremy and I went into the haunted house, it was VERY scary!" See?
 
  
===5: Article style===
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==User page content==
# No point of view. This is like saying: 'Rosie is really nice and i like her lots'. Aside from being considered vandalism, it can cause more and more users to do it. It just gets annoying. Info like that goes on your [[Special:MyPage|user page]].
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<ol><li>Userpages are a place for users to write about themselves, the {{SER}}, and to help them with their daily editing.<ref>You must be logged in to create a userpage.</ref></li>
# Most [[Template:Projects|Projects]] have a special manual of style that they wish for you to use. If you have any questions, please ask the project leader.
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<ul><li>There is leeway with userpages, but nonconstructive and unrelated userpages (such as games) will be removed.</li></ul>
# No huge blank spaces.
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<li>Be careful with revealing too much personal information; see [[Nookipedia:Personal information]] for more information.</li>
# No 'claims of authorship' - nobody wants to know who wrote the third paragraph, etc. You don't see it on Wikipedia, so don't do it here.
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<li>No offensive, racist, gory, sexually charged or pornographic content is allowed on user pages.</li>
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<ul><li>If any inappropriate material is found posted to the userspace the user will be subject to a warning or ban at the discretion of Nookipedia staff based on the severity of the offense.</li></ul>
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<li>Other than for necessary basic maintenance edits, editing another user's user page is not allowed, even when censoring or correcting spelling or grammar. Concerns about user page content should be directed to Nookipedia Administrators or Bureaucrats.</li>
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<li>Username changes are evaluated on a case by case basis and are made at the discretion of Nookipedia Bureaucrats.</li>
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<ul><li>A name change request may be made, at maximum, once in a six month period.</li></ul></ol>
  
===6: Images and files===
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==Community interaction==
# Please do not upload images if you are not going to use them on an article, userpage or whatnot.
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<ol><li> Each page on the wiki has a 'talk page' where editors are encouraged to raise issues about article content and engage in wiki-related discussions.</li>
# Same applies with music files.
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<ul><li>Communication between individual users should be restricted to individual user pages; each user's talk page is located at ''User talk:Username''.</li>
# Please use a licensing template for each image/music file.
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<li>Editors are also encouraged to join the community conversation on the Discord server or the Community Fountain.</li></ul>
# No uploading of idiotic pictures that you were not going to use anyway, such as, a picture of a fat man holding a toy car. It is unnecessary.
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<li>Talk politely to other users, remain civil, and assume good faith when reviewing other users' edits.</li>
# Upload only appropriate images.
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<ul><li>Avoid swearing, vulgar language, and unsubstantial comments such as 'Hi!' or 'I'm bored'.</li>
## This means no porn, blood and gore, or prejudice image.
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<li>Posting of inappropriate or inflammatory comments towards other members of the Nookipedia community can result in warnings or user blocks at the discretion of Nookipedia staff depending on the severity of the offense.</li></ul>
# No personal villager images. Only add new images for villagers, or in-game screen shots.
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<li>Sign all posts and comments with four tildes, like so: <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></li>
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<ul><li>See [[Nookipedia:Signature policy]] for more info.</li></ul>
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<li>New messages should go at the bottom of talk pages.</li>
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<li>Do not remove other users' messages, except in clear cases of vandalism, personal attacks, being off-topic, or maintenance (removing duplicate messages, moving to correct talk page, etc.).</li>
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<li>If there is a conflict with another user that cannot be settled, please contact a staff member.</li></ol>
  
===7: Dealing with spam===
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==Friend code exchange==
# Just remove the spam from the page. Simple as.
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<ol><li>The exchange of friend codes is encouraged, but is limited to the Discord server and the [[Special:FriendCodes|friend code tool]].<ref>Only registered users are allowed to exchange friend codes via the friend code tool.</ref></li>
# If it's a spam/vandalism page, mark with the {{t|Delete}} template like this: {{t|delete}} at the top of the page.
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<li>If a friend code request is rejected, do not continue to bother the user in question; doing so after being asked to stop can result in action on behalf of Nookipedia staff.</li></ol>
  
===8: Admins and patrollers===
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==Nookipedia staff==
# Yes, we all know admins and patrollers are insanely cool :P, but don't constantly beg people so you can be an admin. It's considered a form of spam, and it makes you even less likely to ever become an admin or patroller.
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''A description of all staff positions (and its users) can be found at at [[Nookipedia:Staff]].''
# There's not much to be jealous about if you have been refused an admin place. All you get is a delete button, a block button, and a fancy undo button. And don't worry, the community listens to all users, be they admins or non-admins.
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<ol>
# To see a list of current admins and patrollers, head to [[Nookipedia:Administrators]]
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<li>Applications for becoming a staff member (or being promoted to another position) can be submitted at the [[Nookipedia:Staff/Apply|staff application page]].
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<ul><li>Before submitting an initial application, editors must have made at least 200 mainspace (article) edits.</li>
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<li>If an application fails, editors must wait at least 90 days (starting on the date the application was closed) before re-applying.</li></ul>
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<li>Nookipedia [[Nookipedia:Directors|directors]] may only be appointed by an existing director, and may only be removed by the site owner. Applications are not accepted for the position of director.</li>
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<li>Any current bureaucrat or administrator may apply for the position of [[Nookipedia:Bureaucrats#Editor_in_Chief|Editor in Chief (EIC)]] through the standard staff application process.
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<ul><li>Administrators may apply simultaneously for the bureaucrat and EIC position, but all votes will be contingent on the applicant being qualified for both positions. An unsuccessful application will count as a failed attempt for both positions, and the individual will need to wait 90 days before submitting any further applications for any position</li>
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<li>In the event two or more qualified staff members apply for the position simultaneously, the vote on all applications will be extended until the latest of all active applications to allow adequate time for a selection to be made.</li>
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<li>Applications for EIC will not be accepted while there is an active EIC in place, unless a director has specifically opened applications for the position.</li>
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</ul>
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<li>Once an Editor in Chief (EIC) is established, they may only be formally removed by a site director.</li>
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<ul><li>In the planned absence of the Editor in Chief for an extended period of time, he/she may appoint an acting EIC from one of the active directors or bureaucrats.</li>
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<li>In the event of an unplanned leave, a director may appoint themselves or another qualified staff member to serve as the acting EIC.</li>
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</ul>
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</ol>
  
===9: Linking===
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== Notes ==
# To link to a page on THIS wiki, just put the page name in <nowiki>[[ and ]]</nowiki>.
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{{reflist}}
# To change the text that appears on the page, just put <nowiki>[[page name|wanted text]]</nowiki>.
 
# To link to an external site, just coy the entire url to the page.
 
# To change the external link text, just put <nowiki>[url wordsonpage]</nowiki>. Notice the space between the url and the appearing words.
 
 
 
===10: Capitalizing===
 
# Usernames and proper nouns should always be capitalized.
 
# 'Player' and 'city' should not be capitalized, unless it is at the beginning of a sentence.
 
 
 
===11: Chat===
 
# General chat must be kept on forums.
 
# Talk pages are for wiki related discussion only.
 
## That means no opinions about villagers.
 
 
 
===12: Friend code exchanging===
 
# Friend code exchanging is allowed and should happen on the [http://bulletinboardforums.net/index.php forums].
 
# Only registered users are allowed to exchange friend codes.
 
## Though you must be registered to comment on the forums...
 
# If a person says no, do not continually bother them.
 
# If a person ignores you, it is probably best not to continually bother them.
 
## They most likely do not care, cannot connect, did not get the message, or are too busy.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 10:34, November 14, 2019


This page is an official policy page This page documents a Nookipedia policy.
This is a widely accepted standard that all editors should normally follow. Users who fail to adhere to policies may be blocked.

This page contains the editing and general usage policy for Nookipedia. Keep in mind, however, if there is behavior most users find unacceptable and it is not listed here, it does not give you the right to continue expressing misconduct.

Article style and etiquette

The policies below govern general user behavior as it pertains to editing on Nookipedia.

  1. Content on Nookipedia is meant to express a neutral point of view and should not reflect the opinions or beliefs of its editors. When making contributions to the wiki, an editor should try to be conscious of any biases they may have and should place any partial opinions on their user page.
  2. Content that is controversial or related to an unreleased product must be appropriately sourced or it may be subject to removal by Nookipedia staff.
    • Consistent reversion of controversial edits is considered edit warring and is unacceptable user behavior.
      • If an edit was reverted in error, please start a discussion on the article's talk page rather than engage in potential disruptive behavior.
      • If a resolution cannot be achieved via discussion, please contact a staff member to intervene.
  3. Standard grammatical and spelling conventions of American English should be followed when editing articles.
    • Use of 'chatspeak' or 'textspeak' in the mainspace is prohibited and can be considered disruptive behavior.
    • Only proper nouns or words at the beginning of a sentence are to be capitalized.
      • All item and series names in the Animal Crossing series are considered proper nouns and should be capitalized accordingly (e.g. Blue Chair, Blue Series, Sea Bass).[1]
  4. Use of the second person ('you' or 'we') is discouraged, and any instances of this in an article should be replaced with 'the player' or the pronoun 'they'.
  5. Editors should not include 'claims of authorship' in their edits here on Nookipedia. Authors are automatically recorded in every page's history once their edits are saved.
  6. The edit summary field should be used to help other users understand the changes made to an article.
    • Be sure to include what information was changed and if applicable, why.
    • Explanations requiring lengthy discussion should be placed on the article's talk page.
  7. Editors should use the preview window to proofread edits before submitting them.
    • Making a series of small edits to a page in quick succession to fix a number of small mistakes clutters the page history and makes it difficult to understand what changes were made, why, and when.
  8. An article's talk page should be used to gain input from the community when making drastic changes to an article, or to request it be moved, merged, or removed from the wiki.

Spam and vandalism

  1. Vandalism is the insertion of inappropriate, seemingly random, or deliberately incorrect information into pages, while spam involves the posting of promotional material encouraging users to visit another web address (often unrelated to Nookipedia).
    • Both are prohibited and will result in action from Nookipedia staff to remove the material and issue a warning and potential block depending on the severity of the offense.
    • Persistent vandals and spammers can be blocked indefinitely, including their IP. See Nookipedia:Block policy for more information.
  2. If spam or vandalism is found in an article, simply remove it from the page or revert the edit. Do not attempt to address the user in edit summaries as it provides the user desired attention.
    • For an entire spam/vandalism page, mark it with the {{Delete}} template at the top of the page.
    • If the content of the revision or edit summary is inappropriate, please contact an active Bureaucrat or Director to hide the revision or edit summary.

Images and files

Main article: Nookipedia:Upload policy

  1. Nookipedia is not to be used as a generic image-host; any file uploaded to the wiki must be used appropriately in the mainspace or on a user page and tagged with an appropriate license.
    • Users may upload up to 5 personal images / fanart for use in their user space. Additional personal images after this threshold may only added at the discretion of Nookipedia staff.
    • Any files that remain unused after 24hrs of upload may be removed at the staff's discretion.
  2. All multimedia content uploaded to the wiki should be appropriate for all ages; given the popularity of the Animal Crossing series with minors and children, Nookipedia takes this issue very seriously.
    • Offensive content and profanity can warrant warnings and temporary blocks.
    • Repeated offenses, along with violent, gory, or sexual content, can result in long or permanent blocks at the discretion of Nookipedia staff.

User page content

  1. Userpages are a place for users to write about themselves, the Animal Crossing series, and to help them with their daily editing.[2]
    • There is leeway with userpages, but nonconstructive and unrelated userpages (such as games) will be removed.
  2. Be careful with revealing too much personal information; see Nookipedia:Personal information for more information.
  3. No offensive, racist, gory, sexually charged or pornographic content is allowed on user pages.
    • If any inappropriate material is found posted to the userspace the user will be subject to a warning or ban at the discretion of Nookipedia staff based on the severity of the offense.
  4. Other than for necessary basic maintenance edits, editing another user's user page is not allowed, even when censoring or correcting spelling or grammar. Concerns about user page content should be directed to Nookipedia Administrators or Bureaucrats.
  5. Username changes are evaluated on a case by case basis and are made at the discretion of Nookipedia Bureaucrats.
    • A name change request may be made, at maximum, once in a six month period.

Community interaction

  1. Each page on the wiki has a 'talk page' where editors are encouraged to raise issues about article content and engage in wiki-related discussions.
    • Communication between individual users should be restricted to individual user pages; each user's talk page is located at User talk:Username.
    • Editors are also encouraged to join the community conversation on the Discord server or the Community Fountain.
  2. Talk politely to other users, remain civil, and assume good faith when reviewing other users' edits.
    • Avoid swearing, vulgar language, and unsubstantial comments such as 'Hi!' or 'I'm bored'.
    • Posting of inappropriate or inflammatory comments towards other members of the Nookipedia community can result in warnings or user blocks at the discretion of Nookipedia staff depending on the severity of the offense.
  3. Sign all posts and comments with four tildes, like so: ~~~~
  4. New messages should go at the bottom of talk pages.
  5. Do not remove other users' messages, except in clear cases of vandalism, personal attacks, being off-topic, or maintenance (removing duplicate messages, moving to correct talk page, etc.).
  6. If there is a conflict with another user that cannot be settled, please contact a staff member.

Friend code exchange

  1. The exchange of friend codes is encouraged, but is limited to the Discord server and the friend code tool.[3]
  2. If a friend code request is rejected, do not continue to bother the user in question; doing so after being asked to stop can result in action on behalf of Nookipedia staff.

Nookipedia staff

A description of all staff positions (and its users) can be found at at Nookipedia:Staff.

  1. Applications for becoming a staff member (or being promoted to another position) can be submitted at the staff application page.
    • Before submitting an initial application, editors must have made at least 200 mainspace (article) edits.
    • If an application fails, editors must wait at least 90 days (starting on the date the application was closed) before re-applying.
  2. Nookipedia directors may only be appointed by an existing director, and may only be removed by the site owner. Applications are not accepted for the position of director.
  3. Any current bureaucrat or administrator may apply for the position of Editor in Chief (EIC) through the standard staff application process.
    • Administrators may apply simultaneously for the bureaucrat and EIC position, but all votes will be contingent on the applicant being qualified for both positions. An unsuccessful application will count as a failed attempt for both positions, and the individual will need to wait 90 days before submitting any further applications for any position
    • In the event two or more qualified staff members apply for the position simultaneously, the vote on all applications will be extended until the latest of all active applications to allow adequate time for a selection to be made.
    • Applications for EIC will not be accepted while there is an active EIC in place, unless a director has specifically opened applications for the position.
  4. Once an Editor in Chief (EIC) is established, they may only be formally removed by a site director.
    • In the planned absence of the Editor in Chief for an extended period of time, he/she may appoint an acting EIC from one of the active directors or bureaucrats.
    • In the event of an unplanned leave, a director may appoint themselves or another qualified staff member to serve as the acting EIC.

Notes

  1. This policy was determined as a result of public poll results in August 2014.
  2. You must be logged in to create a userpage.
  3. Only registered users are allowed to exchange friend codes via the friend code tool.
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