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This is the official page for the user policy 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.
Your rights Edit
All visitors to this site have sufficient user rights to edit it at some level. However, some editing features are not available to every user. Some more advanced rights exist in order to help new users, improve the wiki and to prevent spam and vandalism. Below is a description of those rights.
Unregistered or IP users Edit
- Can read the wiki as well as create new pages and edit unprotected pages.
Registered or logged in users Edit
- Can read the wiki, create new pages, edit unprotected pages and semi-protected pages.
- Can customize the appearance and features of the wiki by setting their preferences
- Upload an image or other file to the wiki.
- Bookmark or follow pages to their watchlist.
- Maintain a user profile and talk page.
Staff members Edit
The staff of The Last of Us wiki are trusted and experienced users who have a proven edit history and good knowledge of the wiki they edit most frequently on. They are separated into moderators, administrators (or sysops) and bureaucrats.
Staff do much to maintain the content and manner of the wiki, such as:
- Delete and undelete pages, page histories, images, or files.
- Protect a page so it cannot be edited or renamed by unregistered users (in the case of a semi-protect) or users without admin rights (in the case of full protection).
- Take action with regards to vandalism through enforcing of our vandalism and blocking policies.
- Revert bad edits.
Nominations for user rights Edit
Fairly or unfairly, the line between acceptable and unacceptable user names is often drawn by those who find the username inappropriate, not by the creator of the name. Please don't try to find this line. Inappropriate usernames will be blocked.
The types of username we do not allow are detailed in the following sections. As always, Sockpuppetry is strictly prohibited.
Misleading usernames Edit
Misleading usernames are to be avoided. Deliberate attempts to create confusion with your user name will almost certainly be met with a severe block. These include though aren't limited to:
- Names that can be confused with other contributors.
- Names of well-known living or recently deceased people unless you are that person. If you are, say so on your user page.
- Names that are extremely lengthy.
- Names with a confusing use of letters that look similar in sans-serif fonts. That is, the letters capital i and lower case L, and the numeral 1 look exactly the same (I/l/1) in certain fonts, as do upper/lower case O and the numeral 0 (O/o/0). This should be taken into account, and creative use of one in place of the other (I where L would be expected and vice versa) is discouraged, given its past misuse. See Wikipedia's Doppelganger account page for more information.
- Names that include commonly used Fandom software or The Last of Us community terms, or imply an official position on this wiki. Prohibited username components include, but are not limited to, words resembling the following:
- "Custodian", "Administrator", "Admin", "System operator", "Sysop", "Moderator", or any other name which implies an official role or role greater than that of a standard user.
- "Rollback" or "Revert", "Edit war", "POV", etc.
- "Delete", "Upload", "Pagemove", "Redirect", or other editing processes or abstractions.
- "Vandal", "Spammer", "Troll", or other names that may give the impression that you intend to cause trouble.
- "Bot", "Robot", "Script", "Initialise", "Automated", "Daemon", etc., unless the name is intended as a designated bot account. Names that imply bot accounts may be blocked, and the user may be requested to contact an administrator to confirm that the account is indeed a bot account.
- Any visible toolbar buttons, namespaces, or other technical terms which may be confusing to inexperienced users or otherwise imply a capacity different than that of a normal user.
Disruptive and offensive usernames Edit
Disruptive usernames include outright trolling or personal attacks, include profanities or otherwise show a clear intent to disrupt editing on this wiki. Offensive usernames are usernames that offend other contributors, making harmonious editing difficult or impossible.
These include, though not limited to:
- Usernames that promote or imply hatred or violence.
- Usernames that are recognised as slurs or insults.
- Usernames that refer to symbols of hatred, including historical figures or events that are widely associated with such.
- Usernames that refer to or imply sexual acts, including slang, innuendo, and double entendre.
- Usernames that refer to or allude to reproductive or excretory functions of the body.
- Usernames that promote or refer to violent real-world actions (e.g terrorism, organised crime).
- Usernames mentioning or referring to illnesses, disabilities, or conditions.
- Usernames that contain profanity, obscenities, or other potentially offensive language. This includes non-English languages.
- Usernames which consist primarily of the name of a belief figure. Usernames that are clearly expressions of faith are discouraged, however considered allowed unless disruptive. Should a username not be clear as to the motive, it may be reviewed.
- Usernames that promote a controversial or potentially inflammatory point of view.
- Misspellings or spellings of any of the types of names listed above with "creative substitutions".
Spam in the username Edit
We do not tolerate names which obviously attempt to sell a product or service, or even those which appear to do so. If your user name is that of a website address, email address, company, religious group, non-profitable organisation or any other sort of formalised organisation or incorporation, your user and user talk pages are subject to deletion, and you will likely be infinitely banned.