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This page contains the policies and guidelines by which users of the Steven Universe Roleplay Wiki are expected to abide. Please make sure you are familiar with them.
The Steven Universe Roleplay Wiki generally follows the Community Guidelines. In addition to these, the Steven Universe Roleplay Wiki has established some specific guidelines, which are set out below.

Primary Rules
  • Multiple accounts are forbidden, with a select few exceptions.
    • Do not impersonate other users by using multiple accounts. This is known as sock puppetry, and is a serious offense.
    • Multiple accounts are allowed as long as they are not used for deceit, and should clearly state which user originally owns them.
    • You are responsible for your own account. If someone else has used your account and has violated the rules of the wiki, any penalty that may have been imposed may not be lifted.
    • Do not use a bot program unless a staff member has control of or has approved of the use of the bot.
  • Under Wikia's Terms of Use, you must be at least 13 years old to have an account.
    • If you reveal yourself to be under the age limit, you may be reported to Wikia Staff, at which point your account will be disabled.
  • Usernames that are deliberately offensive or otherwise problematic may be blocked at the discretion of any Administrator, as well as usernames intended to advertise something.
  • Speak in English. This is an English wiki, and thus English will be the only language used to communicate.
  • Do not enforce these rules. This is commonly referred to as "mini-modding". Staff members are appointed for a reason. They are able to identify when rules are being broken and know how to respond. Enforcing the rules yourself can result in confusion and miscommunication to staff members.
    • If no Moderators or Administrators are present within the chatroom, leave a message at the Reporting Center with a screenshot of the rule breaking.
    • It should also be noted, that you mustn't tell a staff member what to do, as it borders on mini-modding.
    • However, in more severe situations with no help available, take action under the rules.
  • Observe civil behavior; do not argue, insult, threaten, harass, purposefully offend, or disrespect users or their opinions. Discussing leaks is among these, and can spoil other users.
    • Insulting or antagonizing other users is not allowed, unless it is used in a jokingly manner.
    • Actions that disrupt rational conversation will result in a ban. This includes trolling, spamming, and speaking in all caps.
    • Using false evidence or spreading malicious lies about another user will result in a block.
    • Users are allowed to discuss or link previews released for upcoming episodes that contain major spoilers, so long as a warning is given beforehand to protect users who do not desire to see such content.
  • Do not share, post, or discuss leaked content, including fake leaks.
    • Leaked content is any media released by Cartoon Network without approval from the creators.
    • A fake leak is any media that that has been created to imitate official content in order to purposefully misguide people.
  • If a staff member warns you to stop doing something, listen at immediate notice.
    • Do not disrespect or backtalk to a staff member, as this may lead to further conflict and could potentially result in punishment.
      • If you believe the request is unreasonable, remove yourself from the situation and contact a different member of staff.
    • If you feel that a staff member is unfairly warning you, contact an Administrator about the situation.
  • Should a staff member be considered unfit for service or corrupt, a "call" can be made against the offending staff member. There are two such calls that can be made on an active staff member: "Confidence Call" and "Corruption Call".
    • In a "Corruption Call", the offending staff member must have broken a policy involving the treatment of users and their content on the wiki. A staff member cannot be called for corruption just for being a "d!ck". The user who calls Corruption must link to the page of the offense, and give their reason for calling out the staff member.
    • In a "Confidence Call", there must be reasonable evidence that the called staff member is unable to do their job effectively or competently. Said call must be verified and ruled as reasonable by two Administrators or one Bureaucrat in order to be followed through.
  • Profane language may be tolerated so long as it's used sporadically and not directed at another user.
    • This also includes any words that plays a role in human sexual activity, or declared otherwise.
    • Acronyms and abbreviations, when used in a context that replace profanity, also apply to this rule.
    • In addition, users must not use profane language in an abusive manner. It should not be hateful towards another user, and should not be racist, homophobic or offensive to any religious group.
  • Do not use the wiki for advertising. Advertising is defines as the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc. Sharing links with the community is acceptable.
    • Linking to one's own creations (art, videos, etc.) is acceptable so long as it is not done excessively and not done to solicit something to anyone.
    • Do not advertise other wikis. Linking to other wikis for the purposes of sharing information is okay. Attempting to attract users to another wiki is not. Linking to other wiki chats is not allowed in the main chat.
  • Refrain from giving away personal information or pester to ask other users into revealing personal details about themselves. Do not post or transmit any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Wikia user.
    • This includes information such as phone numbers, your home address, or sensitive contact information.
    • However, it is acceptable to reveal certain aspects of yourself (your name or what city you live in), as long as you are aware of the risk you're taking and are comfortable in doing do. An Administrator or Moderator may take necessary precautions if they decide you are putting yourself at risk.
    • Violation of personal privacy will result in a ban. This includes revealing personal information about users (real name, location, age, gender, etc.) and violating confidentiality on particular issues (such as issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or Administrators).
      • Notably, publicly linking to websites such as Facebook or Myspace that violate personal privacy, is not permitted without prior consent from the user whose privacy might be violated.
  • Do not bring off-site discussion to be enforced by the Administrators.
    • To elaborate, do not bring any off-site issue onto the chat or wiki grounds for enforcement by our Administrators and Moderators, even if the conflict exists between existing Wikia users. This could mean bring a conflict off-site for enforcement, or using off-site conflict for enforcement here.
  • This is not an emotional dumping ground. If you're having emotional problems outside of the internet, do not use the wiki to vent. If you do share real life troubles, keep in mind you may be asked to change topic if it becomes disruptive, meaning it could break the mood and make people feel uncomfortable.
    • Occasionally discussing unfortunate events or asking for advice on something (relationships, argument with a friend, etc.) should be allowed, so long as it isn't brought up to be disruptive. Serious issues that should be brought to a counselor (self-harm, major depression, abuse, etc.) should be forbidden.
  • Vandalism is not tolerated (edits designed to harass other editors or degrade an article's quality). Do not support or encourage vandalism or breaking of the rules.
    • There should not be big warnings exclaiming about attacks, nor public outcries about how the staff may not be coping. The main purpose of vandals is to cause disruption, so if the disruption they cause is dealt with quickly and quietly, that will discourage them from continuing.
    • Vandalism includes, but is not limited to, false information, content deletion, spam and gibberish, shitposting, memeing, etc.
    • Avoid outright reverting edits that seem to have been made in good faith, unless it is very obvious vandalism. If you must do so, explain why, either in the edit summary or on the user's message wall.

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