Whenever you make a reply, sit back and consider "Am I actually contributing anything relevant to this thread that hasn't been said a million times before, without burying it in a slew of junk?" If you can answer yes to this question, go ahead and post. Otherwise, don't.
We do not want people who are not staffers posting that something is or is not against the rules. PM a GM or admin if you feel something is breaking the rules, don't post in the thread about it.
Don't Harass Other Posters
Harassment is not okay. Attacking other posters, unless intensely funny, will be met with consequences. Staffers who break this rule are always intensely funny about it, and if you think otherwise you just have bad humor.
Down With the System
If you have a legitimate, substantiated complaint about a staffer's conduct, you need to report him to a higher up. The chain of command goes as follows:
For problems with GMs, contact Allielyn (Head of GMs). For problems with developers, contact Allielyn (Staff Administrator). For problems with admins who are not Allielyn, you also need to contact Allielyn. In other words, unless you have a problem with Allielyn herself, you contact Allielyn. If you have a problem with Allielyn, you have permission to contact Wiz directly. This is the only acceptable way of complaining. Complaining about GMs to their peers can get you banned, so again, take your chances.
No direct attacks on other posters, period. Swear words are allowed in moderation if you're actually expressing something relevant with them and not just saying "fuck" for the sake of being rude.
You do not enjoy freedom of speech on Wiki. Any claim that you do will result in your immediate banning.
Do Not Impersonate the Staff
Don't pretend to be someone you're not, no matter how funny you think it is. This includes imitating or stealing staffer names, signatures and avatars. Yes, even if you think you're hilarious. It also applies even when you point out there are several things that are different. In fact, don't use any material that could in any way be confused for something a staffer is currently using.
Insubordination is Unacceptable
If a GM or Admin tells you to stop doing something, you stop, right then and there. You may take it up with the GM or admin personally (refer to the chain of command for guidance above), but only in PMs.
Live and Let Live
The word filters are there for a reason. Don't try to circumvent them.
Masturbation Makes You Go Blind
No adult material on the wiki, period.
No Fucking Referral/Vote For Me Shit
Just don't do it.
Not Everyone is Born Equal
From time to time, staffers will break the rules for various reasons. This is a fact. What's also a fact is that if you want to keep posting here, you won't break any rules regardless of this fact.
No warez, including the original game, no matter who is supplying it, including the creators of it. In fact, no commercial files period. Posting any links to any commercial files no matter your own thoughts on the legality can result in a ban for you. No serials, cracks, subtle hints at where you can DOWNLOED DA FILEZ or anything of the sort. Take your chances.
Screw you, Guild X
No guild drama whatsoever on the wiki. Take your immature potshots elsewhere.
Make Posts Legible
Take the time to actually type out words. We do not want to read your pages if u typ like dis 2 be fast cuz its just a lol. In addition, we don't want to read pages that are a huge block of text with no formatting and/or show a lack of care on your part. If you can't be bothered to make your page readable, then we won't be bothered to read it. This is not an essay you're writing, but writing complete sentences and using paragraphs goes a long way to getting your point across.
Stuff That Should Not Be Posted
- Naming policy whines (take it up with Allielyn)
- Bumps. Adding more info is fine, but asking for an "official staff response" is not.
- The following people are expressively forbidden from replying to each others posts/replies or posting about each other in any form, on account of unavoidable drama.
- Nothing to see Here!!