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This is a policy on the English Vikidia.
Blocking is a way in which Vikidia administrators can prevent editors from vandalizing using Special:Block. This should not be looked at as a sanction. Blocking is also used to prevent damage, harassment, or disruption to Vikidia. Before blocking a user or IP address, it is important to know if he/she had a bad intention. If the user really had a bad intention, they should be warned, and if he continues, do not hesitate to block him/her. Blocking is not a provocation and so should not be used!
When to block?[edit | edit source]
- Vandalism (Bad, harmful changes made to Vikidia)
- Constantly writing graffiti, nonsenses
- Constantly copying content from other pages
- Multiple accounts (not required when user simply didn't know that's forbiden)
- Personal attacks (insults, harsh speech ...)
- Unacceptable username
- Edits of bots by human labor (edits by unmarked bot)
- Creating offensive pages
- Threats (including threats outside the Vikidia project)
- Constant advertising
- Persistent copyright infringement
- Constantly creating blank pages
- Signing on the articles
- Editorial war
- Publishing explicit content
*This title is not complete. Feel free to discuss or add some of your rules!
When not to block?[edit | edit source]
Administrators, be careful because the user may have had good intentions!
- When it comes to blocking, administrators need to be firmly convinced that the user had bad intentions. Administrators should not block a user if they are unsure if the user wants to help.
- Administrators should warn and notify the user or talk to them about the situation.
- Blocking is not a punishment or sanction, it is a warning to the user. Blocking should not be long enough to discourage users from editing after the end of the block.
- Again, admins must be firmly convinced that the user had bad or good intentions!
- Blocking in order to get some advantage is strictly forbidden!
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