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General Policy

  • All users must observe proper etiquette when contributing to the wiki. This means:
    • No harassment: Attacking a user, their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, et cetera.
    • No trolling: The intentional action or inaction with the purpose of annoying other users.
    • No spamming: Addition of repetitive, excessive, and/or unnecessary content and/or comments.
    • No vandalism: Intentionally defacing content.
    • No impersonation: Intentionally mimicking a user’s account name, avatar, or userpage, unless consent has been given by the mimicked user.
    • No condoning illegal activities: Encouraging or admitting to any generally illegal activity such as thievery, piracy, or murder.
    • No NSFW content: Content of a pornographic, excessively violent, or otherwise indecent nature.
    • No stolen content: Content used without permission from the original author/artist, and/or content claimed as one’s own work when it is not.
    • No minimodding: Attempting to perform a staff member’s duties without the appropriate user rights to do so. See the Staff Policy for details.
  • All reports must provide sufficient evidence to back the claims. Evidence may be provided in the following forms, in order of preference:
    • Direct links to the offense.
    • Screen captures of the offense.
    • Text logs of the offense.
    • Admission of guilt by the offender.
    • Multiple witness accounts.

Image Policy

  • All images must be used for a page or thread.
    • Any unapplied images will be removed after one day, to allow the uploader enough time to apply them appropriately.
  • Any and all pornographic or otherwise NSFW images will be deleted immediately.
  • Any and all stolen artwork that is uploaded with a copyright claim, or uploaded and used without proof of the author’s consent, will immediately be deleted, and the uploader will be punished appropriately.

Forum Policy

  • If the forum policy is violated, a Message Wall Warning will be issued. (See Discipline Policy)
  • Any and all threads that are nothing more than spam, harassment, and/or trolling will be deleted.
  • Threads that have exceeded 300 posts will be closed to prevent lag buildup. Users are welcome and encouraged to continue their discussions in a new thread.
  • Roleplay threads on the forums must be placed on the roleplay board
    • The creator of the thread is the owner of the thread, and has the rights to create any rules for the roleplay that they wish, unless said rules would go against this policy.
    • Roleplay threads set in one of the wiki’s Alternate Universes may only be started by the owner(s) of the Alternate Universe.
    • Users must designate Out Of Character (OOC) speech as such using parentheses (), brackets [], braces {}, or comment lines //.

Chat Policy

  • Intentional advertising of other wikis, chatrooms, or sites in the main chatroom is forbidden.
  • If a roleplay is occurring in chat, users must designate Out Of Character (OOC) speech as such using parentheses (), brackets [], braces {}, or comment lines //.
  • To roleplay in chat, one must:
    • Ensure that at least three people (including one’s self) intend to participate in the roleplay.
    • Have an Original Character page that does not go against wiki policy; or have the support of at least 80% of the other roleplayers to use a canon character, Original Character from another setting, or canon character from another setting.
    • Give other users the chance to respond and take action.
    • Not godmod: Manipulating (an)other user(s)’ character(s), repeatedly dodging attacks, dealing out instant death hits, using infinite healing items, et cetera.

Category Policy

  • All articles must be categorized appropriately, in accordance with this policy.
    • If an article is not correctly categorized, a staff member will correct it. If the owner of the page continuously goes against the categorization policy, they will be warned.
  • As well as declaring ownership at the top of an article, users are encouraged to categorize their articles as their own, by adding the category User;<Username>. This will be done automatically when the {{Property}} template is used correctly.
  • The first non-user category on each article indicates Type. Acceptable Type categories are as follows:
    • Canon
    • Official
    • Community
    • OC
    • AU
    • Species
    • Story
  • The second non-user category will be different, based on the Type of the article.
    • Canon, Official, and Community articles do not require any further categorization.
    • OC articles should indicate the species as a category here.
    • AU articles should indicate whether the article is a reskin, or a rewrite AU.
    • Species articles should be categorized in a matching species category.
    • Story articles should indicate the genre of the story.
  • The third and fourth non-user categories apply only to the OC type.
    • The third category indicates the gender of the Original Character.
    • The fourth category is used if the Original Character is a member of some non-species based group.

Page Policy

Section A: All Pages

  • All pages must reach a minimum of:
    • Twenty (20) sentences, not including quotes, ACTs, or flavor text.
    • Three (3) paragraphs.
    • Two-thousand five-hundred (2500) bytes in file size.
  • All pages must indicate the present owner(s)’ main account(s) at the top of the page.

Spelling, grammar, punctuation, et cetera must be neat and legible.

  • No page may contain content that, when in the context of the canon story, break or bend it in a significant manner.

Section B: Original Character (OC) Pages

  • Original Characters must not possess any direct relation to a canon character.
  • Original Characters must not be overpowered (OP). This includes:
    • Stats exceeding 10,000 HP, 50 AT, and 50 DF, or the sum of AT and DF being over 80, unless logically explained.
    • Stats exceeding 20,000 HP, 99 AT, 99 DF, AT and DF sum of over 160.
    • Teleportation, immortality, Gaster Blasters, time manipulation, unlimited summoning, meta-acknowledgment, and any other ability to make the character (virtually) unbeatable.

Meta-Acknowledgment: Using the SAVE feature, acknowledging the player/that they're in a game, et cetera.

  • Each character should be described on their own page, unless they are a part of an inseparable group such as a set of twins.
  • Original Characters must be of a species that is compatible with the Undertale universe.
    • Allowed species: Humans, monsters, ghosts, robots, animals, (in)animate objects, hybrids
    • Disallowed species: Multidimensional beings, 'real' demons and angels
  • An Original Character must be made such that it can operate completely detached from any Alternate Universes. Original Characters that depend on the existence of (an) Alternate Universe(s) are unacceptable.
  • If an Original Character is made as a part of a species made by (an)other user(s), the Original Character’s owner(s) must first receive permission from the species’ owner(s), and must obey the terms and conditions set out by the species’ owner(s), unless the terms and conditions contradict the wiki’s policy.
    • If the Original Character fails to meet these requirements, the owner(s) of the species may request that the species be changed, or the Original Character be changed to match the terms and conditions.
    • If the Original Character’s owner(s) refuse(s) to change their character as requested by the species’ owner(s), the species’ owners(s) may request that the Original Character’s page be marked for deletion.

Section C: Species Pages

  • All species must be compatible with the Undertale universe.
  • As a whole, no species may be considered excessively overpowered. While some species (such as boss monsters) may be powerful, they must have faults and be able to be defeated.

Section D: Alternate Universe (AU) Pages

  • Alternate Universe pages are exempt from the All Pages policy regarding warping and breaking canon.
  • However, an alternate universe may not interact or contain characters which interact with other alternate universes, unless said Alternate Universe’s owner agrees, or the Alternate Universe itself contains multiple universes.
  • Alternate Universes may not be imported from other sites unless you are the original creator of that Alternate Universe. Similar names or backing concepts are not subject to this point, provided there is a significant difference between the Alternate Universes concerned.
  • Users should not create an Alternate Universe for the sake of getting away with breaking other policies, such as making overpowered characters.

Section E: Joke pages

  • There must be clear indication on the page that it is a joke page.
  • Joke pages are exempt from most page policies, with the exception of size policies.

Section F: Community Pages

  • A community page must have a clear indication at the top of the page that it is a community page.
  • Community pages are protected so that only users who have been active on the wiki for at least three (3) days, and have made at least ten (10) article edits may make edits to them.

Any section of a page may only be edited or deleted by the author of the section, or a member of the staff team.

Section G: Official Pages

  • Official pages are not to be edited by any user of user rights less than administrator.
  • Any changes to official pages (barring the fixing of grammatical or spelling errors) must be reviewed by the entire staff team.
  • Updates to policy pages must be accompanied by a highlighted thread and announcement in the Community Corner.
  • All users will be given a grace period of three (3) days to adjust to any changes made to policies before they are enforced.

Section H: Personal Pages

  • Personal pages are exempt from all other page policies.
  • Personal pages may not be used in place of other pages. For example, an Original Character written on a personal page may not be used for roleplaying in the chatroom.

Featured Article Policy

  • Featured Articles will be selected monthly by the community in two phases: Nominations and Voting.
    • Nominations will take place during the first half of the preceding month.
    • Voting will take place in the second half of the preceding month.
  • Articles that are under no circumstances eligible for a Featured Article nomination are:
    • Articles that are marked as joke pages.
    • Articles marked for inactivity or deletion.
  • A nomination must:
    • Not be for one’s own article.
    • Provide a link and a reason for the nomination.
    • Nominate an article with at least one image.
  • When nominating an Article, a user may nominate one article per category
  • When voting for Featured Article, a user may vote on one nominated article per category.
    • While a user cannot nominate their own article(s), if their article(s) were nominated by another user, they may vote for their own article(s).

Adoption Policy

  • Once a page is adopted all ownership rights are transferred from the previous owner to the new owner.
  • Any adoptions must show proof of the willingness of all parties involved in the transfer.
    • Should a dispute arise over the adoption of a page, This proof of willingness must be provided.
      • If no proof of willingness can be provided, the previous owner(s) of the page will retain rights to it.
      • If proof of willingness can be provided, the new owner(s) will retain rights to it.
    • Given that the adoption process may be confusing, no punishments will be enacted upon anyone involved in a dispute over ownership unless it can be proven that the user has malicious intent, or the user is a repeating offender.

Deletion Policy

  • A user may request that their page be deleted at any time.
    • Only the clearly indicated owner(s) of the page may request its deletion.
    • If a page has multiple owners, all parties must request the deletion.
    • Should a Featured Article be deleted by request, a copy of the page shall be archived prior to the deletion.
  • A page that can be considered empty will be deleted immediately, unless it has applicable protection. An empty page is one that:
    • Has no visible content, not counting categories or images;
    • Is less than two-hundred (200) bytes; or
    • Contains fewer than three (3) sentences.
  • If a page goes against the appropriate page policies, and has no applicable protection, it will be marked for deletion using the {{Delete}} template.
    • The owner is allowed a one month period to fix all issues with the page. If they fail to do so within the one month period the page will be deleted.
    • A user may not remove or edit a mark for deletion themselves, regardless of whether or not they have fixed the issues outlined. If a user believes that the mark for deletion is no longer valid, they should contact a rollback, content moderator, or administrator to review the page and remove or edit the mark.
  • A user may protect their pages from being marked for deletion by…
    • Creating the page in accordance with the appropriate policies, or editing it to bring it to these standards within one (1) hour of creation.
    • Placing a Work In Progress or Under Construction mark at the top of the page. This gives the owner no more than seven (7) days relative to the edit placing the mark on the article to fix any issues it may possess, after which it will be subject to being marked for deletion.
  • If a page has not been edited for more than three (3) months, it will be marked for inactivity using the {{Inactive}} template.
    • Once a page has been marked for inactivity, the owner will be allowed a period of one month to remove the mark.
    • If the owner can be contacted, they will be notified that their page has been marked as inactive, and instructed on how to deal with the situation.
    • If the owner cannot be contacted (Their account has been closed and there is no clear direction left behind for how to contact them) the page will be deleted immediately.
    • Articles that have been selected as Featured Articles are not subject to inactivity markings.
  • If a page’s only owner(s) has/have been blocked for a time exceeding three (3) months, the page will be marked for salvaging using the {{Salvage}} template.
    • The blocked user(s) is/are allowed a period of no more than one month to salvage their work from the page before it is deleted.
    • Alternatively, the blocked user(s) may communicate with an administrator on neutral ground (such as Community Central) that they are allowing another user to adopt their page.

Staff Policy

  • The staff team can be divided into seven levels of user rights.
    • Bureaucrats: Users with the the rights to promote and demote users from any local staff level, and the responsibility to keep the staff team organized. All Bureaucrats also have the rights and responsibilities of Administrators.
    • Administrators: Powerful Users with the rights to moderate chat, forums, articles, and official pages. They hold the responsibility to solve any non-staff issue on the wiki.
    • Content Moderators: Users with the rights to rollback vandalism, mark pages for deletion and inactivity, as well as deleting marked pages. They have the responsibility to review pages regularly.
    • Rollbacks: Users with the rights to rollback vandalism, mark pages for deletion and inactivity, and hold the responsibility to review pages regularly.
    • Discussions Moderators: Users with the rights to move, close, and remove forum thread, kick and ban in the chatroom, and the responsibility to enforce the forum policy and chat policy.
    • Chat Moderators: Users with the rights to kick and ban from chatroom, and have the responsibility to enforce the chat policy.
    • Training Moderators: Users with the rights and responsibilities of one of the above Moderator or Rollback positions. Training Moderators are being reviewed by the Bureaucrats for aptitude in their field for a period of no more than one month.
  • A member of the staff team will be demoted, or asked to resign if they...
    • Fail to attend to their responsibilities.
    • Act in a fashion that makes them unpleasant to work with.
    • Act in a fashion that makes the users of the wiki uncomfortable.
  • A member of the staff team may be promoted if they…
    • Show exemplary work with their responsibilities
    • Are the next in line if someone above them is demoted or resigns, causing an imbalance.

Discipline Policy

  • Disciplinary measures are typically taken in lesser manners for first offenders, and in increasing strength on repeating offenders.
  • Obvious trolls, major spammers, major vandalizers, and the like will receive immediate infinite blocks.
  • Generally, the evolution of discipline on the main wiki will be akin to the following:
    • Warning on Message Wall.
    • One day block.
    • One week block.
    • One month block.
    • Infinite block.
  • Message Wall Warnings are permanent fixtures, and are not to be removed. If a user removes a Message Wall Warning will only result in the Warning being restored and the user being further warned or blocked.
  • No more than one Message Wall Warning may be issued per month without the next offense earning a block.
  • Generally, the evolution of discipline in the chatroom will be akin to the following.
    • Two hour ban.
    • One day ban.
    • One week ban.
    • One month ban.
    • Infinite ban.
  • Any ban will be preceded by at least one warning and at least one kick. No more than two warnings and two kicks may be given per hour without a ban being given on the next offense.
  • If a user is blocked or banned, they will remain blocked or banned until the block or ban expires.
  • If a user has proof that a block or ban was made in error, they may contest it peacefully on neutral ground, such as Community Central.
    • Evading a block or ban with alternate accounts will result in the immediate blocking of all known accounts for an indefinite period.
    • In rare circumstances, if a block has been issued and more than six (6) months has passed, the user may attempt to prove to the staff team that they have learned from their mistake on neutral ground such as Community Central. If the user is successful in convincing the staff team, they will be allowed back on a “Thin Ice” basis. Should the user now on Thin Ice perform any action that is deemed to be of malicious intent, they will be blocked permanently and lose the opportunity to ever return.

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