Personal Responsibility Preface

User Expectations

While interacting with this wiki, the associated discord server of this wiki, and the users of both, we uphold simple expectations of you:

  • You must take responsibility for your own behavior and actions.
  • You are expected to be civil and respectful to this wiki, the associated discord server of this wiki, and the users of both.
  • If you break a rule listed on this page, ignorance of the rules is no defense against breaking the rules.
  • Ignorance of warnings, verbal or otherwise, is no defense against disciplinary actions, or further disciplinary actions.
  • If you break a rule, be respectful of the disciplinary process, and proceed to forward any concerns and queries to staff, and follow the appeals process if you believe you have been wrongfully disciplined.
  • The staff reserves the right to alter the rules of this wiki and its associated discord at any time, and if notified of a change, it is in your best interest to check on the change.
  • If you have committed an act or behaved in a way the staff deem should be a violation, but there is no rule said act or behaviour fall under or specifically break, the staff reserve the right to form a rule against said act or behaviour, and then enact discplinary action against you by that rule. Rule lawyering and associated acts are prohibited.

The Rules

1. General

1a. Do not advertise goods, services, e.t.c., in any location of this wiki.

1a.a. If you want to advertise for any reason, explicit permission of the Bureaucrat, or one of the Bureaucrats if multiple exist, must be obtained first.
1a.b. Soliciting services to individual wiki members, without bureaucrat permission will be dealt with in the same manner.

1b. Do not attempt to purchase the wiki or its associated discord server.

1b.a. Do not sell the wiki or its associated discord server.
1b.b. Exchanging wiki services for monetary gain is strictly prohibited.

1c. The discord server associated with this wiki is treated as part of this wiki.

1c.a. Disciplinary action received on one will carry over in a similar capacity to the other.

1d. Do not attempt to bypass disciplinary action.

1d.a.. Do not discuss or post ways to get around the rules or disciplinary actions of this wiki.

1e. Do not attempt to reverse disciplinary action outside of formal procedure.

1e.a. If you believe that your punishment was unjust, or if you want to submit an appeal, contact an administrator. Appeals are the only formal procedure.

1f. Do not remove content of any kind from another user’s Talk Page.

1f.a. Do not alter the profile information of another user without that user’s permission.
1f.b. Staff members reserve the right to remove content off another user’s talk page or profile information if it violates a rule.

1g. Do not post the private or personal information of yourself or others.

1g.a. Do not solicit users for sexually explicit information. Sexual harassment is illegal, and attempting to do so will be met with consequences. If you or another user has been the target of sexual solicitation, report it to the administration as quickly as possible.

1h. Do not use sock-puppet accounts/handles

1h.a. Alternate accounts for the purposes of user testing (administration) must be clearly traceable to a main (e.g. Zatalliya, and Zatalliya_Testing).

1i. Do not talk badly about other wikis, websites, and their users.

1j. Do not talk about substance abuse of any kind, regardless of the circumstances.

1j.a. This rule is for personal protection, as wiki editors can be assumed to NOT be experts. If you are struggling with substance usage, contact local professionals. Help is available for you.

1k. Do not discuss or post about criminal or suspicious activities.

1k.a. Encouraging users to engage in criminal activity is grounds for an intervention from administration. It can be assumed that wiki editors are NOT experts.

1z. Follow FANDOM Community Guidelines at ALL times.

2. Content Interaction

2a. Edit with the mindset that the page will grow in both size and quality over time. Edits that detract from the page's ability to grow are not permitted.

2a.a. Aimless destruction of page contents inhibit page growth. Contents of a page includes: All text written on the page, all images on the page, the format of the page, all categories of the page, the name of the page, and all code of the page.
2a.a+. If you need page contents destroyed for a reason, please contact an administrator or a content moderator. Gatekeeping content is discouraged (i.e. don't bar other editors from making changes to a page unless their edits are a violation of rule 2).
2a.b. There are several ways to edit a page without destroying the contents, including but not limited to...
2a.b.a Improving the grammar, spelling, information, adding details and changing poorly structured edits.
2a.b.b. Additions to Applications, Associations, Known Users, Known Objects, the categories, or the galleries of the page.
2.a.b.c. Refactoring of an ability's capabilities in order to better reflect the power, either based on new information of existing users or by rewording a poorly-written ability.
2a.d. Editing the contents of a page with the expressed permission of a staff member, or general consensus of multiple users in the comments of the power, grants the editors a bit more leeway. Do not abuse granted passes to destroy page content.
2a.e. Do not repeatedly add and remove the same information from a page, even with expressed permission of a staff member. Edit warring is prohibited.
2a.f. Do not make existing pages. Check if your power exists, first.
2a.f+. If a power covers the same thing as another power (synonyms), please modify the existing page's "Also Called" section in order to reflect an additional name.

2b. Do not delete powers without the expressed permission of a staff member.

2b.a. Staff members reserve the right to delete powers at any time.
2b.b. If you are a staff member, give cause for its deletion in the supplied information box upon deletion.

2c. Repeatedly ignoring warnings about following the Content Editing and Creation Guidelines can be considered a violation of the rules.

2d. Do not post comments or start conversations on powers which are irrelevant to that power.

2e. Do not add fanon characters, fanon objects, original characters, or original objects, as Known Users or Known Objects on any power.

2e.a. If you are unsure what constitutes as a published work, contact administration.
2e.b. Characters from real life are not allowed (e.g. Usain Bolt - Peak Human Speed)

2f. Do not replace existing images.

2f.a. This means you should not give a new image the same name as an existing image and upload it, causing the new image to replace the existing image.
2f.b. Provided that they stay sharp and don't get too blurred, pics under 300px are allowed. But try to find bigger ones first.
2f.c Give the pic real, descriptive name, no random string of numbers/letters or image, file, etc. This is for making the pic easier to find, so name of the User, power, etc. is ideal. 13b1. If it's made of several words, keep them separate, single cluster can't be searched.
2f.d. Before posting a pic, check if we already have the same one. It's usually under the Users name or what they are doing (attack name, etc.).

2g. Do not create new categories without the expressed permission of a staff member.

2h. Do not add sexually explicit material to any page.

2h.a. This includes but is not limited to written, visual, and audio formats.
2h.b. Links to said material are also violations.
2h.c. Mentions of sex are acceptable, but content that is made for the purpose of sexual arousal is not acceptable.

2i. Do not post disturbing or graphic content.

2i.a. This includes but is not excessive gore, violence, mental horror, emotional horror, e.t.c..
2i.b. This includes but is not limited to written, visual, and audio formats.
2i.c. Links to said material are also violations.

2j. Do not edit another user's profile page. A profile is the user's own space. If your profile has been edited by an unauthorized user, please report this to the administration as quickly as possible.

2j.a. This rule extends to subpages of the user's profile page. Any subpages are assumed to be the user's. Ask before editing their pages.

3. User Interaction

3a. Do not make defamatory or insulting comments, images, videos, or audio about another user.

3b. Do not provoke or bait other users.

3b.a. A user who breaks a rule after reasonably obvious provocation or baiting will receive leniency.
3b.b. Do not engage in trolling.

3c. Do not be aggressive or excessively argumentative towards other users.

3c.a. While not a strictly enforceable rule, repeatedly ignoring warnings about “general negative behaviour” can be considered a violation of the rules.
3b.c: “General negative behaviour” can be, but is not limited to: rudeness, pestering, playing the blame game, being demeaning, naysaying, stubbornness in excess, general annoyance to other users, excessive non-constructive critique, e.t.c..

3d. Cyberbullying, obscure or obvious, will not be tolerated.

3e. Do not make threats of any sort to other users.

3e.a. Death threats especially will not be tolerated.

3f. Do not discriminate against others.

3f.a. Do not argue over religion, politics, e.t.c..

3g. Do not attempt to manipulate, control, or influence other users.

3g.a. Emotional abuse, harassment, blackmail, extortion, e.t.c., will not be tolerated.

3h. Do not Campaign against other users. “Campaigning” can involve, but it not limited to:

  • Rapidly or excessively posting blogs, or information in other forms, attempting to influence public opinion in disfavour of another user through obvious bias which negatively infers the actions of another user.
  • Rapidly or excessively commenting about another user, attempting to influence public opinion in disfavour of another user through obvious bias which negatively infers the actions of another user.
  • Rapidly or excessively commenting, posting blogs or information in other forms, which contain insulting or defamatory statements about another user.
  • Multiple users commenting, posting at least one blog each, or information in other forms, which contain insulting or defamatory statements about another user, or attempting to influence public opinion in disfavour of another user through obvious bias which negatively infers the actions of another user.
  • We will not attempt to determine a ringleader - ALL participants will be dealt with roughly the same level of punishment.

3i. If you and one or more users are in a dispute over disciplinary actions, or each other’s actions which are believed should receive disciplinary action, do not attempt to:

  • Manipulate evidence,
  • Harass any of the other users involved,
  • Insult or defame any of the user users involved,
  • Campaign against any of the other users involved.

4. Staff Member Conduct

4a. Do not leverage, bargain, bribe, or blackmail with disciplinary action against other users.

4a.a. Do not issue another user with disciplinary action, or extend another user’s disciplinary action, for any reason other than breaking the rules listed on this page.

4b. Do not knowingly allow others to access your account.

4b.a. Staff accounts are to be used by the staff member themselves, as any violations of staff conduct will be pinned on the member, NOT the other user of the account. It is recommended for staff to use a secure password and monitor security emails.
4b.b. Staff are recommended to have 2FA enabled on Discord and are to limit their Discord account to the staff member only.

4c. Do not unfairly pressure ordinary users.

4c.a. Be friendly and approachable. Staff ranks automatically make you imposing.

4d. Do not make sweeping changes to pages without discussing it with fellow staff members.

4e. Do not bulk-delete messages in the associated discord of this wiki unless each one of those messages is each specifically explicit in some nature. Furthermore, in reference to deleting messages singularly or otherwise:

4e.a. Messages that break rules must be kept and not deleted to preserve evidence.
4e.a+. Deleting your own messages after being informed those messages have broken a rule will incur more severe punishment, even if caught in your own bulk-deletion, even if they weren’t the reason for said bulk-deletion.
4e.b. Deleting messages after being warned not to delete those messages specifically, or messages in general, will incur more severe punishment.
4e.c. Messages being deleted for being explicit in some nature must be recorded and verifiable by at least one other user.
4e.d. Screenshots of messages raised about you by others that have since been deleted by you will be taken faithfully as the truth of the events.
4e.e. Screenshots of messages you raise about yourself or others that have since been deleted by you will be taken unfaithfully as misrepresentations of the truth of the events.
4e.e+. Unless those messages fall under, and the user has followed, 4e.c..
4e.f. Excessive bulk-deletion of messages without exceptional, reasonable, and/or believable cause is strictly forbidden, be it bulk-deletions in quick succession or a single bulk-deletion that goes far beyond what could have been deemed as necessary.

5. Attacking the Wiki

5a. Do not vandalize the wiki.

5a.a. Vandalism of the wiki includes:
  • Altering the pages of the wiki with nonsense or irrelevant text.
  • Deleting text or media off pages to “troll” us.
  • Adding nonsense or irrelevant media to pages.
  • Creating bogus, insulting, or inflammatory pages.
  • Bloating pages by spamming unnecessarily large images or embedded video files.
  • Deleting the code of pages through the source editor to “damage” the page.
  • Destroying templates by editing the source. Templates are often universal, and a change to a template will change all instances of that template.
  • Griefing with HTML - creating a page that deliberately exceeds the borders, plays audio, contains misleading links, or otherwise inhibits access to the rest of the wiki.
  • Leading users to installing of malicious software or accessing “dox” sites including but not limited to viruses, keyloggers, IP loggers, malware, ransomware, and ANY level of pornography or graphic/shock material.
  • Filing false/troll reports on users of this wiki or its associated discord.
  • Organising two or more people for coordinated vandalism.
  • Posting excessive blogs with no content
5a.b. If the wiki is being vandalized, you are highly encouraged to report it to an administrator. Do not wait for "someone else to do it."
  • You are allowed to mitigate the damage to the best of your ability, but you are still required to report it to staff. Any help in situations like this is appreciated.
  • Wiki vandals are handled on a case-by-case basis, many of which will involve skipping disciplinary escalation and blocking.
  • Vandalism automatically implies bad faith. Acts of vandalism, with or without knowledge of the rules, grants the administration the ability to apply disproportionate punishment toward the vandal.

6. Parity

6a. Parity exists between the Discord, the Powerlisting Wiki, its associated spaces, and FANDOM. Your Discord username, FANDOM account, and IP address all refer to the one entity that is the editor (you).

6a.b. Staff roles on Discord should match your roles on the Wiki. Wiki roles take precedence over the Discord roles unless explicitly stated by the bureaucracy.
6a.c. Roles handed out/purchased with server currency (Phi) on the Discord will not be returned in the event that you purposely leave the server without notification. You are responsible for your roles.
6a.d. Demotion on the Wiki generally translates to demotion on its respective Discord server.

6b. Parity is enforced for punishments. Any punishments on the associated Discord will carry over to the Wiki, and vice versa. Blocks will translate to mutes. Disruption on Discord will be treated with kicks.

6b.a. If you aren’t a member of the Discord and face punishment on the wiki, you may join the Discord in order to contact the administration directly if you so desire. Remember to be respectful.
6b.b. Although the administration will do its best to make sure punishments on the wiki and Discord expire on time, it is within your rights & responsibilities to notify staff if your Discord punishment went on for too long as soon as you notice an error. Do not wait two weeks and then complain. Complain immediately
6c. Staff do not reserve the right to breach parity without consent from the bureaucracy. Parity is assumed to be enforced as by default.
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