Rules

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It is mandatory to read the rules before editing, posting, or contributing to the 2b2t wiki. Failure to obey the rules will result in a ban or suspension.

A. General Rules

Page Creation

  1. Do not create pages that do not not relate to 2b2t or the 2b2t community.
  2. Do not re-create pages that admins/bureaucrats have deleted, unless you have obtained the explicit permission of a staff member. If you feel that your page has been deleted unjustly, please discuss this on the discord. If your request for reversion of the deletion is denied, do not re-add your page.
    1. No response on the request DOES NOT constitute consent on the re-creation of the page.
  3. Do not create pages that exist only to advertise your group.
  4. Do not create separate pages that are about tiny and/or unknown bases/groups or random people you've met.
    1. Lesser-known players, groups, and bases should be placed in Regular Players, Small Groups, or Small Bases, respectively, assuming an impact on the server, or an influence on something that impacted the server can be proven.

Rules for Bases

ALL Base pages MUST:

  1. List all known builders. Non-contributory base members are not required to be listed.
  2. Include dates of foundation and completion/grief, the minimum acceptable description is the month and year (bases created before June 1st, 2016 are excused from this requirement).
  3. Include one or more pictures of the major build/base.
  4. Exist on 2b2t.org.
  5. Be completed and/or griefed.

Rules for Small Groups Rules

  1. The group must exist on 2b2t.
  2. The group must have at least 25 members.
  3. Must have actual accomplishments.
  4. Faction pages that are only advertisements are not permitted.
  5. Excessive LARP will be dealt with accordingly, please, just don't include LARP.

Rules for Small Bases

  1. The base must exist on 2b2t.
    1. The only exception to this is Nova
  2. The base must have actual structures and/or actually useful information concerning it.
  3. Excessive LARP will be dealt with accordingly, please, just don't include LARP.

General Page Editing Rules

  1. If a staff member rolls your edit back, do not re-add your edit. If you feel that the staff member should not have rolled back your edit, discuss it in the page's discussion page, or on the discord server. If your request is denied or ignored, do not re-add your edit.
  2. Vandalism is not allowed.
  3. Be as objective as possible. (See #Bias
  4. Do not remove commonly known terms such as oldfag, newfag etc; because it is not family friendly (ex: making "grammar edits" by removing terms such as newfag).
  5. To be added to Notable Players, you have established a reputation on the server.
  6. DO NOT bypass a ban.
    1. If you are caught doing so, Mizaheze stewards will be contacted, and you will be blocked from the entire Miraheze site.
  7. Wiki Staff are allowed to remove any article they deem inappropriate for the 2b2t Wiki without consulting the community.
    1. If you disagree with a removal, you are welcome to discuss it on the respective staff member's talk page, or on the discord server.
  8. 'Shitposting' of ANY sort is not allowed.

Image Uploading Rules

  1. Do not upload images that pertain to events, individuals, ideas, etc outside of the wiki's scope.
  2. When uploading an image, affix a title that properly discloses the contents of the image.
    1. This is EXTREMELY important as the images you upload may be used in other articles, it is imperative this is adhered to so that the Image Library is navigable.
  3. When uploading an image, provide as much information about the image itself as you possible can, most importantly:
    1. What the image is of (should be similar to the title).
    2. When the image was created/captured.
    3. Who created/captured the image.
  4. DO NOT upload ANY images of a player in real life, their place of residence, place of work, etc. This will be viewed as a dox. See #Personal Information for more information.

Other General Rules

Personal Information

  1. Avoid including personal information in an article.
    1. EXCEPTIONS
      1. 1. The subject of the article is the individual writing the article (PROOF WILL BE REQUESTED).
      2. 2. The player in question has willingly shared their information publicly, and can be properly verified as doing so. A Dox is not public information.
  2. The mentioning of doxxes as events are permitted, (i.e. the doxxing of Chrisleighton), but to link or take information from them is not.

Translation

  1. The translation of a page must accurately reflect the respective page's contents.
  2. If translating a page, don't do so in Google Translate.

B. Article Quality

Sources

  1. ALL articles must use primary sources. Primary sources include (but are not limited to):
    1. A player that experiences an event firsthand is a primary source. Ideally, these will be the writers of most articles.
    2. Forum or Discord posts from people who experiences an event firsthand is a primary source.
    3. A screenshot that is able to be verified as being on 2b2t, (or a dialogue on an external application whose validity is verifiable) of a certain event is a primary source.
    4. A video that is able to be verified as being on 2b2t, of a certain event is a primary source.
    5. A player that has knowledge of an event through a primary source is a secondary source.
  2. YouTube content creators will not be used as sources at all, unless explicitly permitted by the 2b2t Wiki Administration, please feel free to ask permission on a case-by-case basis.
  3. All articles must cite their sources where applicable.

Bias

  1. Every new article will be reviewed by a member of the 2b2t Wiki Administration. Members of the 2b2t Wiki Administration will be responsible for ensuring that biased articles are not published.
  2. Exaggeration is strictly forbidden.
  3. For sensitive topics, at least three primary sources must be included. Sensitive: Likely to cause differing opinions within the 2b2t community.

Grammar

  1. Pages are expected to be written using proper English grammar.
  2. The first time you mention any noun (i.e player, base, event, group, etc.) in an article, you are expected to link to that respective article (using two square brackets [[ ]] on each side of the term.

Other Rules Concerning Article Quality

  1. Add categories to your pages. This can be done in source editing by typing [[Category:Example]], or by clicking the category stripe at the bottom of the page twice in normal editing.

C. Interviews

The 2b2t wiki ABSOLUTELY encourages players to conduct interviews in order to boost article quality with the introduction of additional primary sources (see #Sources). Keeping this in mind, it is imperative the following rules be followed strictly; this is the first impression of the wiki for many in the greater community, make it a good impression.

Proper Selection of an Interviewee

  1. To interview a player, you must have an idea of what you are looking for from them before proceeding anywhere.
  2. The prospective interviewee must be relevant to the server as a whole. An easy (although not all-encompassing) way to gauge this is to simply check if any articles mention the player in question. If you are ever unsure, please feel free to ask a staff member.
  3. The rules for #Article Quality are still in effect, if a player is interviewed by a member of the wiki, and they are deemed to be too irrelevant, the article may still be removed. Keep this in mind when you are selecting an interviewee.

Proper Conduction of an Interview

  1. To start an interview, disclose that you are from the 2b2t wiki, and ask politely if they would be interested in an interview.
  2. 'NO MEANS NO If an interview is denied, DO NOT harass prospective interviewees if an interview has been denied.
  3. The direction of an interview will vary wildly depending on the circumstances and what you are looking for, but be thorough so that you do not have to keep requesting more information.
  4. Request any associated graphics, reddit posts, primary-source videos, etc for the additional supplementation of related articles.

D. Administration of the 2b2t Wiki

General Staff Rules

  1. Staff is defined as the Bureaucrats and the Administrators.
  2. There are only to be 3 Bureaucrats at any given time.
  3. There can be as many Administrators as the staff members deem necessary to the operation of the wiki.

Promotion and Demotion

  1. The Bureaucrats are voted in and out by the staff members, with a simple majority.
  2. The Administrators are voted in and out by the staff members, with a simple majority.
  3. Miraheze Stewards are permitted to demote democratically-removed or inactive Bureaucrats and Admins, should the staff team be unable to remove them.
    1. Democratic removal entails a discussion page being created, and left up for a period of 7 days. A simple majority shall be the deciding proportion.
    2. To be considered inactive, the offending Staff member must have under 10 edits in the last 3 months.


Changes to 2b2t Wiki Rules

  1. The Rules may only be changed with a simple majority vote to do so.
  2. No changes to the rules will take effect until voted upon by the staff members, and achieving a simple majority to do so.




(Updated for September 2020 Standards, by Joey_Coconut)