This page contains the policies and guidelines by which users of Angry Birds Fanon Wiki are expected to abide.
The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki generally follows the Community Guidelines and takes into consideration. These are very broad guidelines and include:
- Be bold! Jump right in! Don't be scared to start editing, just hit the button and go!
- Practice open-mindedness and assume good faith.
- Be nice.
- If you need help, just ask! (Our admins will be happy to help you.)
- Don't feed the trolls. (No, really, don't.)
- Don't bite the newcomers.
- No personal attacks. No accusations, insults or threats. When you disagree, always comment on the edits, not the user.
- Have fun!
In addition to these, the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki has established some specific guidelines, which are set out below.
- Main article: Angry Birds Fanon Wiki:Style
The general rule regarding page style and layout is: go with whatever works and looks good. However, some styles, set out at Angry Birds Fanon Wiki:Style, have been used effectively on the wiki and are a good place to start.
Using copied material
- Main article: Angry Birds Fanon Wiki:Wikipedia
Because of the specific licenses held by Wikipedia and Wikia, it is acceptable to use information from Wikipedia or other Wikia wikis on the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki. However, any material that is taken from these websites must be accompanied by a link to the source page.
In particular, if any pages are completely copied from Wikipedia these pages must be tagged at the top with Template:enWP respectively. Such tags may only be removed once the page in question has been edited sufficiently that the majority of its text was created by Angry Birds Fanon Wiki users. Even once after the tags have been removed, links to the original pages should be retained indefinitely.
It is not acceptable to plagiarize content from other websites or wikis. Instead, if one is to use materials from other websites/wikis, these materials must be given a rewrite in order to be acceptable on the wiki while taking in mind our wiki's rules. After that, a link to the original article must be put on the article on this wiki that used that information under a 'References" section.
Non-Angry Birds pages
This is primarily an Angry Birds wiki, but we permit a small number of non-Angry Birds characters to have pages. Such characters must have appeared in at least two comic books, or two episodes of a "fanon" show in which the Angry Birds cast are the main characters. Cameo appearances do not qualify as appearances. This includes crossover comics, games, and "fanon" shows, but excludes those in which Angry Birds merely made cameo appearances.
Sock-puppetry is the act of creating one or more alternate accounts that a user may use to create confusion, deception, or disruption. Such alternate accounts are known as sock-puppets, and are forbidden on this wiki.
- Block evasion - If a user created a new account in order to evade a block, or a ban from chat, the sock-puppet account would be banned indefinitely and, depending on the situation, the perpetrator's main account may have the already existing block extended. Note that this also applies to deliberately use different IP addresses to evade a block.
- False consensus - The creation of an alternative account to skew or disrupt discussions involving voting is also prohibited and can result in the permanent ban of the sock-puppet account, and the main account receiving a block.
- Circumventing policies - All violations of the policy apply to the editor, not just the account. The normal punishments for any offenses committed with a sock-puppet account will be applied to the main account in addition to the indefinite ban of the sock-puppet account.
Regardless of the circumstances, the general rule is one editor, one account, although users may request for the utilization of a bot account to tend to tedious and repetitive tasks more easily, or to test account. The user may also move to a new account, but the other account will be blocked and thus rendered unusable. In these cases, the user should make it clear to site administration that they are created for that purpose.
Information & referencing
You can add the reference in any way you like and other users can format however they see fit, but the best way is to use ref tags. To add a ref tag to an article, simply type <ref>[Write source material/link here.]</ref>. If you need help with this, see Help:Citing sources or ask an administrator.
What the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is not...
...an advertising/promotional site
- The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is not a form of advertising or promotional site, it is an encyclopedia, not a social media, or file-sharing site. Anything related to advertisement or promotion, unless it is that released by official sources, will be removed.
- While editors strive to present clear and accurate information, sometimes an article may contain information that is inconsistent, incorrect or outdated. Mistakes are usually fixed by editors or moderators, but occasionally an error might not be identified or fixed. It is important to assume good faith and help the wiki by amending mistakes to improve the accuracy and quality of articles. Where possible, include references that verify facts and use article discussion pages to clarify edit conflicts.
- This site is 100% fan-maintained. All users and editors here are just fans. No one here is (barring the rare) workers or employees for any of the franchise developers, publishers or their subsidiaries or affiliated companies.
- Even though the format of this site and Wikipedia is similar, and the basis that it is an encyclopedia that anyone can edit, The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is NOT Wikipedia. It is not even owned by the Wikimedia Foundation. The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is owned by Wikia.
- Forums and other community discussions are not the places to hold personal grudges, conflicts, or even prejudice. Battling it out with another user or a group of users is not only not acceptable, but neither of you will win. Solve any disputes with civility and rationality, and avoid letting them take center stage for everyone else to bear witness.
- While the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is part of the Wikia network, it is not any other wiki. As such, anything that other wikis do is not important or relevant to the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki. Just because another wiki has/doesn't have something cannot be the sole reasoning as to why the Angry Birds Fanon Wiki must/must not have it. It is also not the place to dispute bans of other Wikis. Even if users are editors on other Wikis, they should be spoken to on the Wiki in question.
- The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is not ruled by one person without question.
- The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki is not ruled by a select group of people without question.
- The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki community does not vote on a single user to be the leader or controller of absolutely everything in it for a set amount of time.
The Angry Birds Fanon Wiki allows any user to upload images to the wiki. However, when uploading images, users must comply with certain image naming rules. Users cannot upload any image with any of the following filenames:
- Filenames starting with numbers
- Filenames starting with "image" or "IMG"
- Filenames starting with "pic"
- Filenames starting with "thumbnail"
- Filenames containing "tumblr"
- Filenames starting with punctuation
- Filenames starting with "DSC"
- Single-character filenames
Signatures are a method of signing one's name on various talk and discussion pages. You add a signature by typing out four tildes (~~~~). Signatures can be customized using various wiki markup, and then pasted into the signature box in Special:Preferences.
Signatures are not to be used on the mainspace articles of the wiki. When creating a larger signature, sometimes there is an excessive amount of wiki markup used. When a signature reaches over three lines of wiki markup (not including the timestamp), the signature must be made into a template. These should be included in your own userspace as a subpage of your user page, i.e. User:Bullet Francisco would create his template at User:Bullet Francisco/Signature.
For more information on signatures, please see Help:Signatures.
As a rule of thumb, you should ideally only revert once. Edit-warring occurs when several users revert or undo edits by each other multiple times. Edit-warring is not productive and can lead to unnecessary conflict. It is imperative that you abstain from reverting the other user's edits if you have already reverted the edit once. If the other parties involved continue to revert your edits, you should be proactive and take the conflict to a talk page. Resolve the disagreement there. If users cannot agree in this way, they can bring in other users, particularly administrators, to arbitrate and/or add their own opinions.
Because edit-warring is disruptive to the wiki, administrators may temporarily block the users and/or lock the pages involved.
This rule only applies to edits done in good faith. This rule does not apply when reverting cases of vandalism, spam, or edits done to your own userpage. Always assume good faith when reverting edits made by other users.