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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Spam and vandalism
- 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.
Images and files
Main article: Nookipedia:Upload policy
- 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.
- 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
- Userpages are a place for users to write about themselves, the Animal Crossing series, and to help them with their daily editing.
- There is leeway with userpages, but nonconstructive and unrelated userpages (such as games) will be removed.
- 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.
- A name change request may be made, at maximum, once in a six month period.
- 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.
- 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.
- See Nookipedia:Signature policy for more info.
Friend code exchange
A description of all staff positions (and its users) can be found at at Nookipedia:Staff.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This policy was determined as a result of public poll results in August 2014.
- You must be logged in to create a userpage.
- Only registered users are allowed to exchange friend codes via the friend code tool.
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