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This page is an official policy of the Night Speakers Wiki.
Please make use of the discussion page to propose any changes to this policy.

This policy may be updated at any time without warning.

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Blocking is the way that admins stop users from editing the Night Speakers Wiki. Blocks are only given when necessary and help stop the damage to the wiki. Blocks can be lifted and are not infinite (unless an infinite block in needed). The duration of the block will depend on the number of warnings and how severe the cause of the block is.

Most blocks are in the range of 1 day to 1 month and very rarely are they longer than that.

Reasons for a Block to Occur

  1. Vandalism - vandalism is the purposeful deprecation of the wiki's content in order to ruin the content available
  1. Spam - spam is posting useless and misleading links excessively in articles or continually leaving silly, pointless messages on Message Walls
  1. Move vandalism - moving a page to a stupid title is deemed as move vandalism
  1. Inappropriate account naming - creating an account for rudeness/insult/impersonation is not permitted
  1. Disruption - users who disrupt the wiki by harassing others, making misleading edits or trying to disrupt the day to day life of the wiki are disruptive
  1. Copyright violations - users who keep on adding copyrighted documents after being told multiple times could be blocked
  1. Blanking pages - blanking is where a user deletes all/most of the content on a page
  1. Fanon - fanon is adding fanfiction (and other forms of fan things) in articles. However, this is permitted on profiles and the user namespace
  1. Personal attacks - users attacking other editors personally (in regards to anything) are blocked
  1. Posting personal information - The posting of personal information regarding other people (home addresses, phone numbers, etc.) is unacceptable
  1. Sockpuppetry - sockpuppetry is where a user makes multiple accounts, this is not allowed.

Blocking guide

Users who persistently break the rules can be blocked in accordance with our blocking guide. This is a guide to admins however it can be changed depending on what the admin deems appropriate.

Information

Admins can block users at Special:Block. These blocks should only be used for the good of the wiki. These blocks can last for various amounts of time, these are stated below. If you are blocked, it may be a mistake and you should contact an admin immediately. You don't have to be a user to be blocked, unidentified users can be and will be blocked where necessary. If you have an account, it doesn't mean you are more likely to be blocked, the length of the block is higher on registered accounts as IP addresses will move. It is very unlikely that you will be blocked and it is unlikely you will be blocked by accident.

Blocks

The following holds the guide to the length of blocks admins should adhere to.

For Vandalism First case Second case Third case Fourth case Fifth case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 1 day 2 weeks 2 months Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 1 day 3 weeks 3 months 6 months


For Spam First case Second case Third case Fourth case Fifth case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months 1 year


For Move Vandalism First case Second case Third case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 1 month Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 1 month 1 year


For Inappropriate Account Naming First case Second case Repeated
Registered users Warning 1 month Infinite
IP addressesWarning 1 month 1 year


For Disruption First case Second case
Registered users Warning Infinite
IP addressesWarning 1 year


For Copyright Violation First case Second case Third case Fourth case Fifth case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months 1 year


For Blanking Pages First case Second case Repeated
Registered users Warning 1 month Infinite
IP addressesWarning 1 month 1 year


For Fanon First case Second case Third case Fourth case Fifth case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months 1 year


For Personal Attacks First case Repeated
Registered users Warning Infinite
IP addressesWarning 1 year


For Personal Information First case Second case Third case Fourth case Fifth case Repeated
Registered users Warning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months Infinite
IP addressesWarning 2nd Warning 3 days 1 month 6 months 1 year


For Sockpuppetry First case Repeated
Registered users Warning Infinite
IP addressesWarning 1 year