This page has been protected due to high levels of vandalism. If you wish to propose changes to the vandalism policy, please feel free to leave comments on the talk page for consideration.
Vandalism is any addition, removal, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the Cybernations wiki.
The most common types of vandalism include the addition of obscenities to pages, page blanking, or the insertion of bad (or good) jokes or other nonsense. Fortunately, these types of vandalism are usually easy to spot.
Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism. Apparent bad-faith edits that do not make their bad-faith nature inarguably explicit are not considered vandalism at Wikipedia. For example, adding a personal opinion once is not vandalism — it's just not helpful, and should be removed or restated.
Committing blatant vandalism, however, is a violation of Wikia policy; once it is spotted it should be dealt with accordingly — if you cannot deal with it yourself, you can seek help from others.
Not all vandalism is obvious, nor are all massive or controversial changes vandalism; careful attention needs to be given to whether changes made are beneficial, detrimental but well intended, or outright vandalism.
There are specific lists detailing types of vandalism, as well as some standard anti-vandal procedures, available here. Please follow those procedures as much as possible. In the event of any problem, contact an administrator.
For these purposes, there are two types of vandalism: blatant and all others. The consequences are as follows:
1st offense: Verbal warning + one day ban
2nd offense: Three day ban
3rd offense: Permaban
This is harsh, but the moderators here are all volunteer, and do not have time to deal with childish behavior. Please note that a verbal warning for this type of behavior will only be given once.
1st offense: Verbal warning
2nd offense: Verbal warning + one day ban
3rd offense: One week ban
4th offense: Permaban
This general outline will be applied when necessary, and modified as necessary, on a case-by-case basis.
Warnings are given in the following manner:
- A note will be left on your talk page informing you that you have been warned due to vandalism. You may delete this note if you wish.
- A note will be left on the page User:username/VANDAL_COUNT informing the public of your warning. This page will be protected so that only system administrators can edit it. Admins, please follow this policy.