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This policy page provides an overview of blocking practice on Baccano! Wiki.

Blocking[]

Wiki bureaucrats can block a user's account and/or IP address from editing a wiki for a duration of time commensurate with the user's behavior. Blocking on Baccano! Wiki has, historically, most often been performed when a user has made one or more disruptive edits to the wiki's content.

Disruptive edits include:

  • Vandalism
  • Spam
  • False information
  • Plagiarism

Blocks and global rules[]

Users whose activity violates Terms of Use will be issued a block without warning; the block's duration will be decided situationally. There is zero tolerance for harassment, bullying, or abuse.

Blocks and Bad Faith editing[]

On Baccano! Wiki, disruptive edits are classified as bad faith when they are deliberately disruptive. Baccano! Wiki bureaucrats may block without warning users who have made at least one disruptive edit.

Vandalism and Spam[]

To vandalize an article is to either remove its valid content or to insert invalid content such as gibberish, off-topic text or media, and blatantly false information. To spam content is to advertise a website or product in an article or other pages.

  • 1–3 day blocks will be issued in response to first offenses; the number of days will be decided commensurately with the extent of the vandalism and / or spam.
  • The duration of blocks increases per repeat offense. A typical escalation process for a highly disruptive user might proceed with one week's block for a second offense, three weeks for a third, three months for a fourth, and six for a fifth.

Blocks and Good Faith editing[]

Disruptive edits may be judged as good faith when a bureaucrat has reason to believe a user made such edits with no ill intentions.

Singular and / or minor good faith edits of this nature are frequently resolved without discussion through subsequent revisions or revision rollbacks. Bureaucrats may choose to speak with, and / or issue a warning to, users who reinsert resolved content without justification.

False information[]

The most commonplace of good faith disruptive edits are ones that unintentionally or mistakenly contain false information; adjacent to these are edits that contain concrete claims without citations, though, until a Citation Policy is drafted, these latter edits will be handled on an individual basis.

This edit to Ladd Russo's article is an example of a false information-edit that was immediately judged to be in bad faith. The responsible contributor has, among many other edits, changed Ladd's classification from "mortal human" to "ageless mermaid." If this were the only change made, the edit would still be automatically judged bad faith because it is implausible that anyone could 'have read somewhere' or presume that Ladd is an ageless mermaid—or mistake him for one.

Plagiarism[]

Plagiarism is not inherently considered a good faith edit on Baccano! Wiki but, in practice, will be treated as such, as it does not have as immediately severe repercussions for the wiki's content as do the likes of spam or vandalism. In other words, users who contribute plagiarized content may expect to receive a warning, or blocks with warnings, as opposed to a sudden block without one.

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