This page is devoted to all official policies on C.Syde's Wiki. Official policies are determined by community consensus, and differ from guidelines, which are not official and which develop over time.
The policies on this wiki are more or less similar to those on most official wikis. As this wiki started off as a test wiki, not an official one, users are more than welcome to edit this wiki as they please. Provided that they do not violate any of this wiki's policies.
Changes to Policies
Users will be indefinitely blocked with no chance of making an appeal if they do any of the following:
Users are likely to be temporarily blocked without prior warning if they do any of the following:
Users are likely to be warned or temporarily blocked if they do any of the following:
If users fail to abide by these rules, they may be blocked from editing here. For more information about the things that violate C.Syde's Wiki policy, go here. For information about the policies in chat, go here.
Three Strike Blocks
There is a three strike rule at C.Syde's Wiki on the number of chances a registered user will receive before they are blocked indefinitely.
If the user has violated a policy and has seemingly done so by mistake, they will be informed of the policy that they accidentally violated, and receive a link to this page, so that the user can acknowledge the policies to ensure that such a mistake should not happen again. If the user has violated a policy and has seemingly done so by mistake, it will not count against the three strike rule.
This rule has taken effect as of the 27th February 2016. Before this date, users who accidentally violated a policy would be blocked for 2 hours to give them time to read the policies to ensure that such a mistake should not happen again.
Generally, if a user openly violates a policy on this wiki and there is no evidence that it was done by accident, they will be blocked for 3 days. They may still be allowed to edit their talk page and request an unblock. If the requests are unconvincing, their talk page access may be revoked. If the violation lacks sensitivity, the user may instead be blocked for 1 day, but if the violation is very sensitive, the user may be given a longer lasting block, than the usual strike 1 block.
If the user has already been given a common strike 1 block for 3 days, and they continue to act in bad faith, they will be blocked again - this time for 1 week. If so, they may still be allowed to edit their talk page and request an unblock. If the requests are unconvincing, their talk page access may be revoked.
If the user has already received a strike 1 and strike 2 block, they will be blocked again - this time they will be blocked indefinitely. They will be given a chance to request an unblock, but if the user makes unblock requests that are clearly pointless, they may have their talk page access revoked. If this happens, there is almost certainly no turning back, so if you are on your last chance, please use it wisely.
If the user has an unacceptable username, they will automatically be placed on an indefinite block. The blocks relating to users with unacceptable usernames, or sock-puppet accounts are NOT open for discussion or community consent. Thus, they will most likely not be given a chance to return to the wiki.
Users with sock-puppet accounts may not automatically be placed on an indefinite block, but all of the accounts excluding either the first or last account they created will be placed on an indefinite block for security precaution.
Users who have been confirmed to use sock-puppet accounts, will be considered before they are declared to be allowed or forbidden to edit here, depending on their overall past behaviour and good faith.
Some users may be allowed to use an already existing sock-puppet account, if they were placed on a global block, and an administrator feels that their global block was unjustified, or can't find any explanations, valid or otherwise as to why that user was globally blocked.
If a user on this wiki has been globally blocked, and there is clear evidence, not to mention a good reason as to why they were globally blocked, they probably won't be permitted to use another account to edit here.
If the user declares themselves to be under 13 years old, they will be given a block which will be set to expire the day they turn 13.
Publicly Getting Involved in Matters Surrounding User Blocking and Sock-puppetry
Only administrators, and bureaucrats are permitted to publicly get involved with matters surrounding user blocking, and sock-puppetry.
Because content moderators and assistants aren't in the position to take action in sensitive issues, they aren't technically supposed to directly partake in these issues, but because they are able to edit fully protected pages, and are thus generally held to a higher standard than say, discussion moderators, roll-backers, and chat moderators, they won't be warned or penalised if they participate in them.