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These rules apply to everyone, so they must be followed at all times. Failure to follow these rules will result in various consequences, stated below.

General Wiki Guidelines

  • No fanfictions, fanmade pairings, or fan characters on official articles. Fan characters, fanmade pairings, and fanfiction are only allowed to be posted on your blog, on your page, or in the forums. Creating new articles about the aforementioned subjects is prohibited as articles are to be used for official content only. Keep it canon.
  • Spam is prohibited everywhere on the wiki.
  • Fanart is permitted but it is prohibited to post them on the pages about the episodes or the characters. Please make sure that your work does not contain borderline pornography, sexualized nudity, or prominent fetishistic content. Due to the nature of the series, artwork depicting gore is permitted.
  • When editing an article (such as an article on a character), it is prohibited to use fanmade names such as "Paige" or "Manny". Please make sure a name has been confirmed in the show or by the official Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew before using it in official articles.
  • Vandalism is not to be tolerated. This includes adding gibberish, nonsense, and blanking pages or sections. Vandals' edit(s) will be swiftly undone and will be blocked.
  • If you are going to post theories, please post them in your blogs, or make a new forum thread about them instead of making new pages about them. As aforementioned, articles are used for official content only, and theories are obviously fanmade and usually act as canonical fact without direct confirmation. Theories may only be added to pages if they are phrased as being mere speculations. Otherwise, please do not add info to the wiki if it has not been properly cited, screenshotted, or archived, or portrayed in an episode.
  • If you require assistance with any Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Wiki matters, please report to General Grimm or any other available admin. They will do their best to provide assistance whenever possible.
  • Swearing, in general, is permitted. However, swears directed at others, such as "Fuck you, bitch!", is clearly meant to insult, and therefore are not allowed in such manners. Repeating the same swear multiple times in one sitting can also be taken as a form of spamming, which is also prohibited. Please read the spamming policy to fully understand what spamming is. This all applies to the chat as well.
    • Playful insults are permitted, as long as the user the language is directed at knows about the playful intentions.
    • Please do not use racial or ethnic slurs, LGBT-related slurs, overtly ableist slurs such as "retard", "spastic"/"spaz", "midget", or "cripple" (or use of clinical disorders or conditions as an insult), etc. in any context. If it is a direct quote of a phrase, the word must be censored. This also applies to those who are apart of the group the slur is directed toward and different variations/spellings (e.g.: fucktard, n*gga).
    • In reference to certain concepts or character descriptions (in comments or other discussions), words such as "dumb"/"stupid"/"moronic"/"imbecilic", "crazy"/"insane"/"mad"/"loony"/"batty"/"deranged"/"delusional", and (as long as it is only used to refer to personality traits) "freak"/"freakish"/"freaky" are permitted to be used. Words such as "psycho"/"psychotic" and "demented", however, must only be used in a clinical sense or as a direct quote.
  • All users are expected to be respectful of one another. This means that in chat, on articles, in edit summaries, in forums, in comments, and on talk pages, you, the user, are expected to treat every user with respect, regardless of your personal feelings towards them. Hate speech (one that attacks a person and/or group based on their race, religious beliefs, sex/gender, disability/disorder/condition, or sexual/romantic orientation) is also not tolerated, and if one persists such behavior after warnings, will result in a block from the wiki and/or ban from the chatroom.
  • Comments, forum posts, and talk posts are expected to be appropriate. No inflammatory, irrelevant, or insulting posts are allowed.
  • Insulting or harassing other users is never permitted. This includes general statements about groups of people. Insulting or harassing others will lead to swift and severe blocks. This includes the chat.
  • Articles must be written in the NPOV (neutral point of view) format as adopted by Wikipedia. Only objective facts about a subject must be stated, and sentences should not be read as containing bias by the author. Read this article for more information.

If You Are Blocked or Banned

  • If you have been banned or blocked here, you may appeal it using your own or an admin's message wall. If you are unable to do so, you may contact any admin using their wall on Community Central Wiki.
  • If you are blocked or banned here, it is NOT appropriate to follow any admin to another wiki to complain unless otherwise stated. This will result in an extension of the block or ban here, and likely a block on the wiki in question.
  • If you are blocked on another wiki, it is NOT appropriate to follow an admin here to complain unless otherwise stated.

Your Message Wall

  • Please do not remove, or otherwise try to obscure, anything that others post on your message wall. Exceptions to this are vandalism, harassment, defamation, personal matters, or any message that violates the policies. In any of these cases, you may either remove the message yourself or ask an admin to remove it for you.

Arguing With An Admin

  • If you try to insult or otherwise argue with a sysop after being requested to cease certain behaviors, you may be banned from the wiki, or if you are already banned, your ban will be extended. Please try to handle things in a civil, and mature manner, regardless of if the argument is with a sysop, or a regular user, in order to get positive results in what you're trying to accomplish.

Arguing With A User

  • If an argument occurs, and an admin has to get involved, the assigned admin(s) will not show favoritism, or otherwise "choose sides", without hearing both complete sides of the story. If it turns out that one user is more virtuous than the other(s), the user(s) who are deemed felonious will suffer consequences as severe as the offense was, no more or no less. If both, or all of the users participating in the argument are equally illicit, both/all of the users will be punished.

Chat Regulations

Harassment

  • Do not force users to perform certain actions, such as clicking on a certain link, if they refuse to. It is considered harassment/peer pressure, and it will not be tolerated.
  • Do not insult a user personally, or try to blackmail them into (doing) something.

Inappropriate Links

  • Do not link anything that includes any of the following:
    • Insults or slander.
    • Sexualized nudity, pornography, or fetishistic content of any category.
    • Anything that is reasonably inappropriate, as determined by chat moderators.

Spamming

  • Spamming is not permitted in the chat. "Spamming" is a subjective term and what constitutes spam will be decided on a case-by-case basis at moderator discretion. Spam includes things like posting song lyrics line by line, ASCII art, abusing emoticons, and repeating the same string repeatedly.
  • Claiming your actions are not "spam" is not a defense against spamming, and will likely get you banned, or your ban extended.

Advertising

  • Do not use the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Wiki chatroom or server to solicit edits or visits to other sites. This includes another Wikia you may be involved with, or an outside chat or site. This does not mean you can never link to these kinds of sites, only that it is inappropriate to repeatedly advertise other sites or to repeatedly request that people come to "your" wiki, chat, or website. This policy also applies to blog posts. The exception to this is if the advertisement(s) is(are) posted in the #advertisement channel on Discord.
  • If you join our chat or our server just for this purpose, you will be kicked and/or blocked.

Trolling

  • If you decide to "troll" (someone who says things for attention/negative reactions), you will be warned. If you persist after being warned, you will be banned from the chat for a week. If continued excessively, it will lead to a permanent ban.

Mini-modding

  • Please do not mini-mod. The phrase "mini-mod" can be described as acting as an administrator/moderator when you do not possess such a title. Examples of mini-modding include "No spamming allowed!" or "Don't talk about another show besides Don't Hug Me I'm Scared!". Please, leave it to the administrators/moderators to perform such tasks. It is their responsibility and obligation to protect the chat, after all. However, if all the administrators and moderators are busy or if they appear to not be watching chat, it is perfectly permissible to alert them when a felony is in action. If done however for the first time, you will receive a 3 day ban. If continued enough, you will be banned permanently.

Kicking

  • Being "kicked" from chat or the server means you are removed from chat and may come back immediately.
  • The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared Wiki chatroom and server utilize kicks as a form of warning.
  • If you are kicked from the chatroom or server, you may return, and a mod will explain why you were kicked.
  • It is NOT appropriate to argue about being kicked. This will almost always result in an actual ban from chat.
  • Kicks may be given after warnings or may be given in place of a verbal warning, at moderator discretion.

Banning

  • Being "banned" from chat means you are removed from chat and may not return for a specified period of time.
  • Bans range in length from three days to infinite.
  • Bans will usually come after a kick has been given and ignored. However, bans may be given after an ignored warning, or without a verbal warning, at moderator discretion.

Blocking

  • Violations of these policies will results in warnings, and, when necessary, blocks. The length of a block will vary and depends on the severity of the offense, any previous bad behavior, and the blocking mod's discretion.
  • Severe offenses may not get any warning but skip straight to blocks. This is to be decided at admin discretion.

Consequences

This may vary depending on how severe the offense was, but here are the general consequences for offenders:

  • First offense = Warning.
  • Second offense = Banned from the wiki for 3 days.
  • Third offense = Banned from the wiki for a week.
  • Fourth offense = Banned from the wiki for a month.
  • Fifth offense = Banned from the wiki for a year.
  • Sixth offense = Banned from the wiki forever.
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