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This is the Conduct Policy for the Kimetsu no Yaiba Wiki. The following article provides guidelines regarding the conduct expected of editors and visitors.

MANUAL OF STYLE

IMAGE POLICY

SPOILER POLICY

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CONDUCT POLICY

MESSAGING POLICY

BLOCKING POLICY

Personal Conduct

First and foremost, it is expected that everyone on the wiki treats everyone else with respect. There will be situations where disagreements may occur due to differences in opinions, and users may feel the need to discuss or act on this. However, any user is entitled to their opinion just as much as everyone else, so it is unnecessary to provide any nonconstructive/purposeless additions or criticism. This includes but is not limited to: attacking the original user, breaking one or more of the wiki's policies when replying, and/or refusing to end a derailing argument.

The wiki's staff team are active members of the community who aim to make sure that offensive content is removed and dealt with in a timely matter, therefore if there is any type of issue or if you feel offended by anything, it is best to reach out to these individuals immediately to deal with it accordingly.

Malicious Behavior

Vandalism

In the context of a wiki, vandalism, as described by Fandom, refers to "a usually deliberate attempt to damage the usefulness of content for other viewers."

Vandalism is not tolerated whatsoever on the wiki. When moderating edits made to the wiki, staff will always try to assume good faith and view all edits with an open mind in order to treat every user the same. However, if a user's actions are deemed deliberate vandalism, they will be blocked for an extended period of time. You can read more about the wiki's specific rules around blocks here.

Behavior seen as vandalism includes but is not limited to:

  • Inserting false information
  • Deliberately removing correct information
  • Spamming on or adding nonsense to pages
  • Creating unrelated/spam pages
  • Deliberately ruining a page's formatting
  • Uploading images that deliberately go against the Image Policy
  • Adding offensive or strongly opinionated content to pages

Trolling

A troll, as described by Fandom, refers to "an individual who posts what are often controversial or inflammatory remarks—said remarks can also be as simple as irrelevant or off-topic messages—on an online community with the intention of provoking other users into a heated response to disrupt the community."

Trolling sounds similar to vandalism, but the key difference is that while vandalism hurts the experience between users and the wiki by targeting the latter, trolling usually targets the users themselves.

Like vandalism, trolling is not tolerated whatsoever on the wiki, and anyone seen to be practicing this behavior will be blocked for an extended period of time.

Behavior seen as trolling includes but is not limited to:

  • Posting offensive messages, links, or images to other users
    • This includes racism, sexism, homophobia or any form of hate speech
  • Being generally disrespectful
    • This includes the use of explicit language, acting with hostility, and/or insulting others
  • Harassing, stalking or threatening other users — this is a major offence
  • Posting inflammatory comments
  • Deliberately starting and engaging in arguments

Edit Wars

When editors go back and forth removing the content of one another's edits, it is called an "edit war."

If you are directly reverting a user's edit, it's usually a good idea to add a descriptive summary of why you felt the need to remove it, unless it is already obvious from what you undid (e.g. vandalism reversion). This makes it less likely for someone to then revert your edit and begin an edit war.

However, if they do, the involved users should immediately stop changing the page and instead use each other's Message Walls to resolve the issue. Until the issue has been sorted, the article should stay the way it was before the edit war took place.

If an edit war gets out of hand, an administrator will be forced to lock the involved article(s) and the users may face punishment if they persist.

Your Thoughts vs. the Wiki's

There are always instances where users will try to turn the wiki into something that fits their "vision" of what the wiki should be. As the wiki is open to all ideas, we cannot afford to let a single user's ideas dominate. This does not mean users cannot propose any changes to the wiki, but it should be realized that the wiki should become what all of its users think it should be. It is unfair to exclude anyone from discussions, or to fail to acknowledge their opinions. Decisions are made by the community as a whole, and no matter how "right" one might think they are, the wiki can still decide against them. You should be prepared for the possibility that the majority of the wiki will not agree with the changes you propose, and accept it should that be the case.

Handling Disagreements

In the case of disagreements on forums, please be aware there are proper ways to carry out discussions. For instance, if users are discussing images, it would be favorable to reference and read the Image Policy. Even if the majority of the wiki is on your side in a discussion, if your ideas conflict with any of the guidelines, please first propose changes to an administrator. If it is not accepted, we request you do not become upset when your proposal cannot be put into place, as there are some circumstances—such as formatting issues—which might not allow proper functionality of your idea.

It is important to note even the best ideas have flaws. If someone is picking up on the flaws, it is recommended to go back to the drawing board and rethink, along with accept help and suggestions from other users. Do not become upset and start changing things yourself without the approval of the wiki.

Many issues are actually about minor details, such as image disputes, name spellings, etc., and are rather trivial in the long run. Please move on and come back to the matter at a later date with a fresh take. Do not just restart arguments without changing any ideas or adding new evidence, as you will likely encounter the same result. There are still plenty of other things to do on the wiki while you rethink, including the possibility of coming up with an alternative thought or perspective.

Try not to make every argument a personal battle against the wiki if they did not side with you in the past. Let things go and do not bring up bad feelings of the past, as doing so will only lead to the creation of more hostility and will not help you or the wiki. Try to stay positive in new arguments, so that things can keep going smoothly. If necessary, staff may step in and issue warnings or blocks depending on the extent of an argument.


These rules are subject to change any time without prior notice. Any further issue not stated here is up to the discretion of the wiki's staff team.
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