eRepublik Official Wiki:Behavior policy
This page documents an official eRepublik Wiki policy.
The eRepublik Official Wiki is a community writing experience. Though debate is encouraged and makes everyone a better writer, it must be done in a civil and constructive manner. The following lists the basic code of conduct for all Wiki Editors, Authors and Administrators. Repeated abuses of this code can result in banning from the Wiki.
Synopsis: Respect your fellow editors even when you may not agree with them. Be civil. Avoid conflicts of interest, personal attacks or sweeping generalizations. Find consensus, avoid edit wars and follow the three-revert rule. Act in good faith, never disrupt the Wiki to illustrate a point and assume good faith on the part of others. Be open and welcoming.
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Administrators, like all editors, are not perfect beings. However, in general, they are expected to act as role models within the community and a good general standard of civility, fairness and general conduct both to editors and in content matters is expected. When acting as administrators, they are also expected to be fair, exercise good judgment and give explanations and be communicative as necessary. As such, they should also be treated with respect and dignity, as deserving.
Assume Good Faith
Most people try to help the project, not hurt it. If this were false, a project like the Wiki would be doomed from the beginning.
In addition to assuming good faith, encourage others to assume good faith by demonstrating your own good faith. You can do this by articulating your honest motives and by making edits that show your willingness to compromise, interest in improving the Wiki, adherence to policies and guidelines, belief in the veracity of your edits, avoidance of gaming the system and other good-faith behavior. Showing good faith is not required, but it aids smooth and successful interactions with editors.
Programs that update pages automatically in a useful and harmless way may be welcome, as long as their owners seek approval first and are careful to keep them from running amok or being a drain on resources. These bots will most likely be used to gather information from the eRepublik website and display it on an appropriate Wiki page or to do automatic repetitive editing tasks.
Being rude, insensitive or petty makes people upset and stops the Wiki from working well. Try to discourage others from being uncivil and be careful to avoid offending people unintentionally. Mediation is available if needed, but the situations that require it should be avoided. Remember the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have done unto you.); if you don't want someone doing it to you, don't do it to them.
Improve pages wherever you can, and don't worry about leaving them imperfect. It is advisable to explain major changes. Also, try to establish verifiability when you can. As we all know, some things have occurred in eRepublik which are lost in terms of verifiability to all except the admins. In this case, establishing "plausibility" will suffice, so long as no one has a more plausible counter-argument.
If someone challenges your edits, discuss it with them on that page's talk page and seek a compromise, or, after doing so and not finding a compromise, seek dispute resolution. Do not just fight over competing views and versions. Good-faith edits should be added to when possible and if the original editor is not able to find a source to cite for the information they have provided, try finding the source to support their claims.
If you do not like an edit someone has made to a page that you have done a lot of work on, do not retaliate by going to that editor's citizen page (or or other page that he/she has done a lot of work on) and making unnecessary edits. Edits made in retaliation can be seen as harassment.
Do not stop other editors from enjoying the Wiki by making threats, nitpicking good-faith edits to different articles, repeated annoying and unwanted contacts, repeated personal attacks or posting personal information. Harassment can take many forms, including name-calling, edit-wars and revenge-edits. This is not an exhaustive list, but once again, think of the Golden Rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
No legal threats
Use dispute resolution rather than legal threats, for everyone's sake. We respond quickly to complaints of defamation or copyright infringement. If you do take legal action, please refrain from editing until it is resolved.
No personal attacks
Do not make personal attacks anywhere in the Wiki. Comment on content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks damage the community and deter editors. Nobody likes abuse.
Ownership of articles
You do not own articles. If you create or edit an article, know that others will edit it and within reason, you should not prevent them from doing so.
Three-revert rule (3RR)
Do not revert any single page in whole or in part more than three times in twenty-four hours. (Otherwise an administrator may block your account).
Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change to content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the wiki. It is inappropriate behavior. See also Help:Contents/Vandalism.
If you consider that a contributor has not respected one of the above guidelines, start a discussion in their talk page about the issue. If an edit does not respect more than one of the guidelines above, take the time to explain to the contributor in the talk page what parts of the edit are breaking what rules.
If you consider that a contributor has a history of multiple edits in contradiction with this policy and that specific contributor has not responded or is not receptive to the discussion on his/her talk page, a page will be created to discuss with other editors about giving a fair warning/punishment to the user.
The Community Discussion
A discussion on a user's behavior will only be held in extreme cases and when all attempts of discussions in a specific contributor talk page did not reach any result. Do not use this page for bullying or attacks. Everyone is open to state their opinion on the subject, but only Uber Editors are allowed to express their vote regarding the issue in case. Time period for discussion - until all arguments are depleted. Voting period - one week or until all Uber Editors voted (whichever comes first).