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The following is a list of rules and guidelines which all users of Minecraft Wiki should follow. If you would like to suggest a new rule, or suggest modifications to an existing rule, please contact one of our active Administrators.

Rules to make the Wiki run smoothly

Do

  1. Read our Manual of style before creating or re-formatting any articles.
  2. All edits should be made in Good Faith.
  3. Always make edits with the intent of improving an article.
  4. Try to avoid uploading JPEG or JPG images. PNG images are the best format for the wiki.
  5. Ask an administrator for permission to advertise another wiki or website.
  6. Be kind and respectful to other users.
  7. Keep all edits, comments and forum discussions on the topic of Minecraft.
  8. If you have any questions, please contact an active administrator.

Do Not

  1. Do not plagiarize (we will know if you copy from other wikis or websites). This will result in a warning and/or ban. Gathering info from other sources is fine; pasting it word-for-word on this wiki is not.
  2. Do not create spam articles, comments or forum posts.
  3. Do not vandalize any articles or content.
  4. Do not upload an image if you do not plan to add it to an article. If the image isn't in use on any article, it will be deleted immediately.
  5. Do not ask users for their passwords to ANY game or for Wikia.
  6. No Flaming.
  7. No Raging.
  8. Do not use "curse", "cuss" or other inappropriate language in articles, comments or forums.
  9. Do not add non-existent categories without an administrator's permission.
  10. Do not make edits to just earn badges/achievements on the wiki (ie. badge-hunting or "edit milking").
  11. Do not add ANY Youtuber references in any article. (For example, a nickname for an object or entity that was coined by a YouTube personality.)
  12. Do not comment on an article or blog post with simply the word "First", "Second", "Third" etc. This is considered spam, and will be removed promptly.
  13. Do not comment on blog posts which are several months or years old (sometimes referred to as "necrobumping"), unless you are bringing something meaningful and relevant to the discussion. Policy explained in greater detail here.

Breaking one of these rules will result in a warning, if the user ignores the warning and continues the offense, their IP will be blocked.

Guidelines

These are the guidelines for using and editing the wiki. If these guidelines and/or rules are broken and the user is warned, the user is likely to be blocked.

Creating Articles

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Main article: Minecraft Wiki:Manual of Style
  • If you have made an article that contains less than two paragraphs of text, place the {{Stub}} template at the top of the page.
  • If you are about to create an article that does not yet exist, remember that it can first be created, then improved. This way the page also gets other people's attention, and they may edit it.
  • Do not create articles that are not relevant to Minecraft, advertising or consist of unconfirmed details.

Editing

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  • If a page doesn't feature an infobox, please add the appropriate one.
  • Try to use correct grammar, to the best of your ability.
  • Try to make the article neat and organized. Follow other articles' style to get a good idea of what a proper article should look like (or see our Manual of Style).
  • See our templates article for an overview of some useful templates on this wiki.


Infoboxes

{{Infobox block}} (for blocks)

{{Infobox item}} (for items)

{{Mob}} (For mobs)

Blocking guidelines (for administrators)

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Vandalism

  • For general vandalism which includes inserting random words or categories into pages, blanking content or moving pages to other names, a 3 to 7 day block should be given after a warning. If there are many incidents (more than 3), a 2 week block is appropriate.
  • For higher level of vandalism, such as inserting inappropriate/rude/offensive words to pages or moving them to such, a 2 week/1 month/3 month (depending on the situation) block should be given.
  • For extreme level of vandalism, with the user/anon editing only to harm the wiki and not having a place here, a 1 year or infinite block should be given.
    • Admins: do note that 1 year block should not be given if it is a first offense.
  • For inappropriate such as pornography or extreme vulgarity give an infinite ban IMMEDIATELY.

Behavior

  • If a user behaves rudely after being warned to keep his/her cool, a 1 to 2 week block should be given.
  • If a user impersonates another user intentionally and knows the consequences, a 2 week to 1 month block should be given.
  • If a user is being generally only a pain to other people after being warned, a 6 month block should be given.
  • If a user is only being a pain to other users intentionally, an infinite block should be given.

Unacceptable username

  • If an account's name is either offensive, contains inappropriate or rude words, strongly resembles another user's name, an indefinite/infinite block should be given. However, remember to uncheck "Prevent account creation", as only the username is unwelcome, not the editor.

Please remember that after repeated offenses, blocks of higher duration are to be given. Also, assuming good faith is important: if a user makes a bad edit, but appears to have done it in good faith (only to help the wiki and be constructive), no block should be given, but the user should still be said that he/she is making bad edits. However, this only applies to editing pages, not any community disputes.

Also, the blocked user should generally be given a chance to send e-mail or edit own talk page to be able to discuss the block.

General Community rules

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  • Don't delete discussions: Do not delete any text from a community discussion or talk page, unless it is spam or trolling. This way, we can keep future evidence of what someone has said, without having to look through page history. If a talk page or discussion page is getting too long, it should be archived instead.
  • Everyone is equal: Any user here will have the same value in editing and making points. A user's opinion will matter just as much as any other user's. This ranges from anonymous users, to trusted administrators, or even Wikia Staff.
  • User treatment: Do not offend other people. No matter what they have done or what they say, you cannot strike back without consequences. Calling someone out directly is one of the worst-case scenarios, but it is good to remember that you can be offending with only your attitude and your actions. Also, the level of the insult can result to different consequences: for example, calling someone "d*ckhead" can get you a higher chance of being blocked than calling someone "idiot". Keep in mind that both insults are still offensive, and are inappropriate. In a nutshell, be respectful to other users and try not to make them your enemy.
  • Mini-Modding: Please try to avoid mini-modding. If you see another user breaking the rules of this wiki in some way, the best option is ALWAYS to simply report an offence to those who have the authority to deal with the situation (an admin or Wikia staff member). There is no reason for one user to lecture another user about the rules of this wiki in front of everyone else. The user in question can be politely informed by an administrator on their personal message wall.
  • Do not play with the rules: Don't use the rules to your advantage in an argument or any other situation. For example, someone not being made an administrator does not make someone less equal than another. Trying to twist the rules and guidelines to one's own advantage, what the rule was not meant for is forbidden.
  • Herobrine: Do not make false claims about Herobrine being real, or that you saw him. The existence of Herobrine in official versions of Minecraft has been confirmed as a hoax by Mojang AB and its staff (See these comments from Notch, and these ones from Dinnerbone). Making claims which dispute official info can be considered as intentionally misleading and providing false information to other users, and may be grounds for a block.

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