This Wiki has the potential to be a great place for fans of the game to gather and to share information. The internet is big enough for everyone to have their opinions, and to share their opinions. Not everyone has to agree, but they do have to play by the same rules:
- 1. Help other players
- 2. Be nice
- 3. Don't be a jerk
It doesn't take a lot of effort to be nice to people. If you know how to use a computer, you know how to be nice and how not to be rude. We're all adults here - and if you're not yet an adult, we expect you to act like one.
Be the sort of person that you want to meet in online forums:
be nice, be friendly, be welcoming, be helpful
Language can be a tough one. What is offensive in one culture may not be in another. Yes, there is swearing in the game, so if you naturally have a potty mouth, then fine. Just remember to abide by Rule 3 (Don't be a Jerk).
- If you wouldn't say it to your grandmother, then don't say it here
- If you wouldn't say it in a place of respect (a cemetery, a place of worship, a war memorial), then don't say it here
In general, don't type something that you wouldn't say to someone if they were standing in front of you. Perhaps more importantly, write comments towards others in a manner that you would like others to write their comments towards you.
We get enough grief in real life, we don't need to get it also in our time off when interacting with our hobbies.
This Wiki has ZERO tolerance with people that post spam in the Wiki. Anyone that posts spam will have their IP addresses blocked for a year.
While "Rule 3" should cover everything, sadly some people need to have specifics laid out. This is not a definitive list, but should act as a guideline as to what WON'T be tolerated under any circumstances and will get you a Permanantly Banned. These shouldn't have to be spelled out, and will hopefully never need to be acted upon here, but in case there is ever a need for them, here they are:
- Jokes about rape
- Threats of physical violence against other members
- Denigration relating to race, gender, sexuality or religion
- Sexual comments about and/or towards other users
- Revealing personal information about other Users without their consent
- Harassing other users while you have been asked to leave them alone
Again, if someone is old enough to use a computer then they should be old enough to know that this sort of behavior is completely unacceptable. People that engage in such behavior will be banned from the Wiki without discussion.