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This page documents an official policy on the Big Bang Theory Wiki.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow.

Below is the TBBT Wiki policy on media files, including Uploading and Usage. Due to certain copyright laws, it is encouraged that these guidelines are followed when uploading these type of files into the BBTWiki.

All rules are borrowed from the Lab Rats: Elite Force Wiki.

General Rules

  • The use of profanity, inappropriate language, etc. is prohibited on the wiki - On our wiki, we do not allow ANY use of profanity or inappropriate language. Young kids may come to chat for starters, plus using inappropriate language can make other users feel uncomfortable, or not welcome.
  • Stay on topic with the page, forum, etc. you're on - If you're on the Season 9 page, it's good to discuss the season on there, things that happened, future predictions, etc, but don't go on there and start talking about how you love your cat, a completely different episode, etc.
  • Do not give away personal information on the wiki - A lot of times on the wiki, especially on message walls, or comments, users get a conversation going with an online friend of their's, and while this may be entertaining, we advice that you be careful with sharing personal information, because who they say they may be, might not be true, and whatever you say does last forever.
  • Do not offend, bully, harass, threaten users on the wiki - This is one rule we take very seriously. Our wiki is supposed to be a welcoming, safe place for everyone, but if you're offending, scaring, or putting down other users, it's probably not going feel safe, or welcome for them.
  • Accept the opinions of others - Some users may share theories, or just opinions on different things. We ask that if you disagree with anyone's opinion personally, to either be nice about it and agree, state in a polite way why you disagree, or just not say anything at all.
  • Do not use disturbing content, such as religions, disturbing stories, etc. on the wiki - Talking about disturbing topics can make users feel uncomfortable, or not welcome.
  • Do not spam pages, comments, forums, message walls, etc. - Spamming pages, comments, forums, message walls, etc. can fill them up, and it can be hard to revert your contributions for spamming. Depending on how bad it is, you may be instantly blocked.
  • Do not plagiarize - Users work hard on content, making fan art, and even fan-fiction, and that is their content, not yours. We do not allow plagiarism in any way on this wiki, as it is not right to the user that actually created the content.
  • Do what an administrator says - If an admin has requested you not to do something, it's best to do what the admin says. In most cases, it's for the best.

Warning/Blocking System 

Every time you break one of these rules, you will most times get a warning. Some exceptions will be made. Three warnings in most cases, and you will be blocked. The time period of a block can go from a few hours to permanent, depending on what you did. Also, if your block is over and you are still breaking the rules, you will be blocked for a longer duration, up to a permanent ban.

Please note:

  • All users will get warnings before being blocked. Every user is entitled to a warning although some exceptions will be made. If we can tell that you are continuously disregarding these rules and purposely going against them for "fun", we may not warn you.
  • Users are allowed to argue if their warning was about protesting, arguments, etc. If they feel the warning doesn't deserve to be there, Admins will meet up, and conduct a vote. Majority vote decides if the warning stays, or goes.
  • Users are allowed to argue if they are blocked without a warning, if they can support their argument with facts about what happened.
  • Users are not allowed to remove a warning given to you off of your wall.
  • Users are not allowed to create sockpuppets to avoid blocks. This will get you blocked for a longer time period. 

Editing Policies 

  • All rules from General Policies still apply.
  • Making unnecessary edits to earn badges (Badge-gaming) is not allowed - We use the badge system to keep track of users article edits, or to see who's most active, etc. and badge-gaming is basically an abuse of the system, which is not allowed on the wiki. Badge-gaming is when users add something to an article, then remove it right after, adding unnecessary periods, commas, etc. We typically won't warn you the first time you're caught, but if you start badge-gaming a repeated number of times, we'll start giving out warnings.
  • Only rename a page if necessary, as if a character's full name is revealed, etc - Generally, we don't like users renaming pages a lot, though in some cases it is necessary to do so. This is the only time we allow the renaming of pages. There are pages that are off-limits to renaming as well, which are any Community Portal pages.
  • Do not vandalize pages - This is a big rule on the wiki. Our wiki is designed to be an encyclopedia for everything Lab Rats: Elite Force related, and we have over 100 pages filled with factual information from the show. We strictly prohibited any users from adding false information to pages, replacing the content with gibberish, etc. Depending on how bad the vandalism is, you may be instantly blocked.
  • Template Rules:
    • Do not mess up important templates - We use templates on the wiki for a variety of things and some of these templates are important ones, and we don't want users editing them.
    • Do not use any Staff only templates without permission - Some templates on the wiki are reserved to our Staff, such as warning templates, block templates, etc. for us to post on a user's wall if they need to be notified. Regular users though are not allowed to use these templates in anyway on the wiki.

Comment, Forum, Message Wall Policies 

    • Unless the owner of the post says so, stay on topic with the post you're on - If you're on somebody's message wall, talking about editing a page, don't start talking about how much you love your cat, etc. This can get disruptive, depending on the post you're on. If somebody gets off-topic on your own post and you don't want that, you are allowed to let the user know that. The only place you're automatically allowed to get off topic is on the Fun and Games board.
    • When posting on the forums, post in the section that the post most fits with - If you want to talk about how much you love pizza, don't go posting it in the "Questions and Answers" board. Use common sense, and post forum posts in the board they most fit in.
    • Do not argue, fight, etc. - Starting an argument, or fighting among another user can hurt people's feelings, and be disruptive to the current flow of conversation. If it is seen done, it is typically best if the two users can come to an agreement. If not, please let an admin know of the arguing, and they will figure out a decision themselves.ing it was the worst premiere episode ever, etc. This type of behavior is not accepted here.
    • Do not use all capital letters when posting your comments. This implies you're screaming, which can be disrespectful
    • When an admin/bureaucrat is issuing a warning to another user, do not go into the discussion if it does not concern you - It can be annoying when an admin is discussing a warning with a user, and another user comes in and starts defending, or even siding. If you do this, you will be given a warning yourself. If another admin feels the need to disagree, they may enter the conversation at that point.
    • Do not join any discussion on the Admin Discussion board  - We use the Admin Discussion board to discuss important events among other admins, and we don't need any interruption from a user. If you are caught interfering with an admin discussion, you will be given a warning. If you are constantly doing this, you may be instantly blocked without warning.

Chat Policies 

Our goal is to keep chat a safe, and welcoming place for all of our users. In order to do so, please keep in mind of the guidelines below which need to be followed in chat at all times.

  • All rules in General Policies still apply, but here's them in a chat scenario:
      • No profanity/inappropriate language - On our wiki, we do not allow ANY use of profanity or inappropriate language. Young kids may come to chat for starters, plus using inappropriate language can make other users feel uncomfortable, or not welcome.
      • No disturbing/inappropriate topics - As said above, talking about disturbing topics can make users feel uncomfortable, or not welcome.
      • Be careful with giving out personal information - A lot of times in chat, users get a conversation going with an online friend of their's, and while this may be entertaining, we advice that you be careful with sharing personal information, because who they say they may be, might not be true.
      • Do not offend, scare, or put down other users - This is one rule we take very seriously. Our chat is supposed to be a welcoming, safe place for everyone, but if you're offending, scaring, or putting down other users, it's probably not going feel safe, or welcome for them.
      • Do not spam in chat - You may have a fast computer that can handle spam, but for other's, it may lag, or even crash their computers. Plus, it also disrupts chat, and can easily clutter it up.
      • Accept the opinions of others - Some users may share theories, or just opinions on different things. We ask that if you disagree with anyone's opinion personally, to either be nice about it and agree, state in a polite way why you disagree, or just not say anything at all.

Pages

You can create any type of page as long as it relates to The Big Bang Theory and follows the rules above.

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