Inkipedia:Policy/Blocking

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In wiki-jargon, a block is an administrator action that removes the editing privileges of a particular editor. Blocking is an action that usually comes with a warning: users are not usually blocked without a "This is your last warning" message.

What will get you blocked

The following are examples of actions that can lead to a block. Editors are typically warned of their offenses first, and will only receive a block if an offense continues. More serious violations may result in an instant block; see "How blocking works" below.

  • Vandalism and other purposeful disruption.
  • Deliberately breaking policies to mock the administrators or helpful users.
  • Inappropriate language or material.
  • Spamming links to other sites.
  • Constantly inserting false information into articles.
  • Inserting nonsense/gibberish into pages.
  • Intimidating behavior or harassment of other users.
  • Removing legitimate content from pages, including, but not limited to, blanking.
  • Multiple accounts (excluding an authorised bot account or previous administrative agreement).
  • Impersonation.
  • Unacceptable username.
  • Edit warring, or in other words, the repetitive reversion of another editor's edits without the willingness to discuss the issue first on a talk page.
  • Repetitive use of inappropriate language or material.

What will not get you blocked

  • Violation of the Splatoon or Nintendo Terms of Use. We are not in charge of regulating other sites.

How blocking works

There are two types of block: instant block and warned block.

Instant block

In very rare cases, an editor may receive an instant block that comes without warning. Examples of serious offenses that can receive an instant block:

  • Explicit material
  • Creation of accounts to solely break the rules above

Warned block

After performing a moderately disruptive action, a user or IP may be warned to let them know that their actions are wrong. If you notice that a user has been vandalizing pages, use the {{warning}} template to let them know.

If the user continues, then report the user/IP to an administrator, who will review the edits and, if they decide to block the user, will place the {{blocked}} template in the user's userspace.

Block Lengths

Admins use their best discretion to assign block lengths. Typically, an editor is blocked for a shorter amount of time the first time (1 day to 1 week). Repeating offenses can lead to gradually longer blocks, and ultimately a permanent block.

For offenses severe enough, a permanent block may be placed.