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In addition to our policies, The Sims Wiki also follow some guidelines. These are not rules set in stone. These are decisions which have been reached by popular consensus and are subject to discussion at our Community Portal talk page.

Guidelines Edit

  • No merge with The Sims Fanon Wiki.
  • Community support for the creation of the Fanon Namespace.
  • No articles on unannounced titles with The Sims game rumors as an exception.
  • No affiliation with non-Sims sites.
  • The wiki contains spoilers, there is no need to mark them in articles.
  • No use of Achievements on The Sims Wiki.
  • Good player-captured images of canon Sims can be used on their corresponding articles. →‎‎

Conduct GuidelinesEdit

Player TheoriesEdit

Some Sim articles have a Theories sub-page for especially mysterious Sims and families. A few guidelines exist regarding these theories:

  • Don't delete the template at the top of the page, and don't post theories above this template. Entries placed above the template are deleted immediately.
  • Theories should be posted at the bottom of the page, below all already-existing entries.
  • Users can edit or delete entries which are inappropriate or violate policy - users who do this should notify an administrator as well.
  • Theories must be signed by their creator. Theories not signed may be deleted on-the-spot.

Editing UserpagesEdit

A user should not edit another user's user page unless:

  • The page violates wiki policy; please notify an Administrator in this case so that appropriate warnings can be issued.
  • The page owner gives permission to make changes.
  • The edit is minor, with the intent to fix a mistake or problem on the page; a user who makes an edit in this way should notify the page's owner immediately afterward to avoid confusion.

Use of wordsEdit

While the use of some words (gay, retarded, etc.) in some contexts may not violate policy, they are typically frowned upon and may be deleted by users or administrators, especially if overused.

  • If a user asks that certain words be avoided in certain contexts, those words should not be used. Use of those words after a request has been made may warrant administrative warnings or other actions.

Edit warsEdit

There is no firm definition on The Sims Wiki for an 'edit war.' Typically, when two or more users within a short window of time make multiple edits to a page, with the result of those edits being that the same or similar information is repeatedly removed and re-added, those actions constitute an edit war.

  • This is especially true if this behavior causes a distraction on the wiki, or overflows into other areas of the wiki.
  • This also applies to cases where two or more users repeatedly revert edits of other users.
  • Editors should start a discussion and reach consensus on the article's talk page rather than engage in edit wars.
  • Administrators may issue warnings or blocks for edit wars, and may temporarily protect articles to stop edit warring.

WarningsEdit

Administrators may issue a {{Warning}} to users who violate policy or are otherwise not acting in good faith. Warnings are not meant to be punishments, but rather are meant to get a user's attention related to a particular action or actions.

  • Warnings may be deleted as soon as they are received.
  • Warnings are generally not debatable. If an administrator gives multiple unfair warnings, it may be proper to contact a bureaucrat, but most warnings are justifiable.
  • Failure to remedy warned behavior is grounds for block or ban.

Administrators are not required to issue warnings before issuing blocks, especially if the offending behavior is clearly not in good faith or is particularly negative. Additionally, non-administrators can issue non-template warnings, but these warnings may not threaten further action against a user. Non-administrators who issue these warnings should immediately inform an administrator.

See also Edit