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This is the official page for the blocking guidelines of The Last of Us Wiki. All contributors are required to read all the policies thoroughly and completely before editing. Failure to comply with these rules can result in a warning, and if continued, a block. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact an active administrator. Administrators are expected to adhere to the guidelines when considering blocking a user.

Request block Edit

Any user may request a block at the Administrator noticeboard for major incidents of vandalism or disruption. Users requesting blocks should supply credible evidence of the circumstances warranting a block. Administrators are never obliged to place a block and are free to investigate the situation themselves. Because blocks may be reviewed and appealed, it is often important that the blocking and reviewing administrators each communicate with and take care to inform the other.

Upon blocking users, administrators are advised to add {{Ban-Message}} to the user's wall in order to formally state why the user has been blocked and how long for. Naturally, any formal and clear notice is acceptable though.

Blocked users can appeal their blocks by making a statement on their wall. Except in cases of unambiguous error, administrators should not undo other administrators' blocks without prior discussion; see below.

Reasons for blocking Edit

In general, administrators should warn users before blocking them for one of the acceptable reasons listed below; users may having mistakenly misbehaved through ignorance to policy, not with malicious intent. However, this is left at the discretion of the administrator in question. While abuse of power is strictly prohibited, administrators may block users without warning so long as they later justify said block on the users message wall after such. Above all, personal attacks are almost never justifiable against other users; it is common decency to be respectful of fellow editors.

Acceptable reasons Edit

Accounts and addresses may be blocked for behavior that damages or disrupts the wiki, including:

  • Recurring vandalism or spamming
  • Recurring failure to behave in a respectable manner, making personal attacks or not adhering to a basic standard of civility
  • Recurring harrassment, defined by Wikipedia as "a pattern of repeated offensive behavior that appears to a reasonable observer to intentionally target a specific person or [group of] persons"
  • Continual edit warring
  • Sockpuppetry and meatpuppetry
  • No clearly discernable intent to observe non-behavioral policies
  • Accounts with inappropriate usernames
  • Editing for the sole purpose of obtaining badges

Unless an account is clearly only for the purposes of disruption, communication and attempted rectification of behavior should occur before a block is considered.

Unacceptable reasons Edit

Accounts and addresses may not be blocked for:

  • Disagreeing with an administrator; this is conflict of interest
  • "Cooling off" purposes; this usually only inflames the situation

Duration of blocks Edit

The duration of the block given should depend on the severity of the behavior and the likelihood of its repetition. However, the following should be kept in mind:

  • In general, the first block should be of a reasonably short duration, with the length increasing progressively every time a further block is required.
    • A rule of thumb is initially three days, then a week, then a month etc.
  • Anonymous users should never be blocked indefinitely. If you see any anonymous user blocked indefinitely, report it on the administrator noticeboard.
  • Sockpuppets that have been used maliciously should always be blocked indefinitely.

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