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# General chat must be kept on forums.
# General chat must be kept on [http://bulletinboardforums.net/ the Bulletin Board forums].
# Talk pages are for wiki related discussion only.
# Talk pages are for wiki related discussion only.
## That means no opinions about villagers.
## That means no opinions about villagers.

Revision as of 00:42, November 16, 2012

This page contains the editing and general usage policy for Nookipedia.

1: Talking to other users

  1. Talk politely to other users.
  2. Do not post comments such as 'Hi!' or 'I'm bored'.
  3. 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.
    1. If you swear at another user, you will be blocked. The length depends on the way it was used.

2: User page content

  1. 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.
  2. No racist content.
  3. No content which may be gory or bloody.
  4. No content which may upset/distress people.
  5. Do not edit another user's user page. Only administrators are permitted to do this, unless it says so on the page.
    1. You must be logged in to edit your userpage.

3: Spam and vandalism

  1. 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.
  2. Users who vandalise are punished the same as users who spam.
    1. 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.
  3. Persistent vandals a) need a life, and b) will be blocked.
  4. Multiple IP vandals, see clause 3. That's a range block, by the way.
  5. Persistent posting of material that is deemed sharkable (see section 1, clause 2) is deemed spam.

4: Spelling and grammar

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. The American spelling of words is preferable. Compare: 'humor' (USA) to 'humour' (UK).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. No contractions, always spell out the word. Example: they're should be they are.
  8. 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

  1. 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 user page.
  2. Most Projects have a special manual of style that they wish for you to use. If you have any questions, please ask the project leader.
  3. No huge blank spaces.
  4. 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.

6: Images and files

  1. Please do not upload images if you are not going to use them on an article, userpage or whatnot.
  2. Same applies with music files.
  3. Please use a licensing template for each image/music file.
  4. 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.
  5. Upload only appropriate images.
    1. This means no porn, blood and gore, or prejudice image.
  6. No personal villager images. Only add new images for villagers, or in-game screen shots.

7: Dealing with spam

  1. Just remove the spam from the page. Simple as.
  2. If it's a spam/vandalism page, mark with the {{Delete Request}} template like this: {{Delete Request}} at the top of the page.

8: Admins and patrollers

See a description of all staff positions (and its users) at Nookipedia:Staff

  1. 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.
  2. Applications for becoming a staff member (or being promoted to another position) can be submitted at the staff application page.
  3. 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.

9: Linking

  1. To link to a page on THIS wiki, just put the page name in [[ and ]].
  2. To change the text that appears on the page, just put [[page name|wanted text]].
  3. To link to an external site, just coy the entire url to the page.
  4. To change the external link text, just put [url wordsonpage]. Notice the space between the url and the appearing words.

10: Capitalizing

  1. Usernames and proper nouns should always be capitalized.
  2. 'Player' and 'city' should not be capitalized, unless it is at the beginning of a sentence.

11: Chat

  1. General chat must be kept on the Bulletin Board forums.
  2. Talk pages are for wiki related discussion only.
    1. That means no opinions about villagers.

12: Friend code exchanging

  1. The exchange of friend codes is allowed and should happen on either the forums or through the friend code tool.
  2. Only registered users are allowed to exchange friend codes.
  3. If a person says no, do not continually bother them.
  4. If a person ignores you, it is probably best not to continually bother them.
    1. They most likely do not care, cannot connect, did not get the message, or are too busy.