WELCOME TO OUR RULES PAGE!
You are required to know these rules and guidelines detailed on this page. Ignorance of rules below is not a valid excuse.
Everyone here is expected to act reasonably, but rather than straight out reciting a long list of every single conceivable thing someone would do wrong, remember this one rule below. If you don't violate it, you should be fine. Emphasis on should.
The Golden Rule (is no longer gold because visibility issues):
What the Staff says, goes
The secret to not getting in trouble is simple: the staff members are here to help the site and its community. The less you anger, annoy, and antagonize the staff members, the less chances you get of being in trouble. Scroll down to see what is frowned upon here and other info you should be aware of:
Now as you may or may not know, we have staff members here on the site to make sure everything runs smoothly and everyone is good and well. Feel free to talk to us if you feel something is amiss. Make sure to do so in a civil and polite manner. (Well, you don't have to be polite, just mature and civil)
For information on our Staff Members, please refer to the list at the bottom of the page.
Being a Jerk:
This covers insulting people, reputation bombing, harassment, verbal assault, etc. We are not asking you to be overly formal and act all saintly, or being too Holier-Than-Thou for your own good; you can be blunt and harsh but do not direct it at a person and his/her abilities. Think about this before you post about an article or on a thread.
No, no, no, get the message?
- There's no need to update every 2 minutes so everyone will see every single improvement you have made to such and such.
- Don't post something random in the wrong area of the wiki, be it an article or a thread in the forums. That makes us feel you have no idea what you are doing which at times, can be disconcerting.
Nota bene: If you're making pages and posts that contain download spam, movie spam or anything with no relevancy to the wiki, we will ban and block your account immediately.
Vandalism and editing without permission.
All users are allowed to edit articles and tales but only for grammatical corrections and punctuation. Any major changes to certain words, phrases or the appending of said article and tale without permission from the original creator of the page will be considered Unauthorized Editing or, in serious cases, vandalism. Therefore, before editing someone else's content, be it on an article, tale or collaborative, please ask permission from the original author or an staff member should the original creator be on extended hiatus.
Being the Chaos Insurgency wiki, there will be some content which are, in some occasions, unsettling. We try to keep a loose rein for our writers here to explore. But overtly gory and pornographic content is strictly forbidden on this site. If you are unsure what you are about to post falls under the categories of excessive gore, flame-war fuel and pornography, ask before posting.
Demanding Special Treatment:
Be mature individuals, and accept critique with grace. Please do understand that no one here is obligated to like anything you write. We will acknowledge that other people who checked your work liked it, but we will stand firmly by our own standards and opinions.
The definition of plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
Plagiarism is a serious offense and is something frowned upon in any environment, be it school, work etc. DO NOT, under any circumstances plagiarize. If you have permission from the original author to use their material be sure to provide evidence. Also credit people where credit is due, since it is a respectable thing to do. If you are found plagiarizing, serious consequences will result.
No, straight out no. We do not need your views on racial superiority here. Neither do we need your views on different ethnicity. Take that elsewhere. Besides, what the hell is it doing here on a collaborative writing, sci-fi/horror/mystery site?
This is not the place to troll people which is annoying and a low form of humor. You may not get the attention you wanted here.
Example: "But I didn't know there were rules here!"
Sorry, but that is not a valid excuse to make. You are required to know the rules.
The Chat Guide is the main page for chat-related issues.
LIST OF STAFF MEMBERS:
- DrCaduceus, Master Administrator.