- These rules went into effect on June 13, 2022
Raft Wiki ("Wiki") is an online source of information for the video game Raft and related subjects. The wiki can be edited by anyone and is governed through consensus among its users, based on argument-supported and civil collaboration. Raft Wiki has set of rules ("policies"), which are expected to be followed.
These rules are the foundation for other rules. These must be known by everyone, and you accept them by:
- Creating an account
- Making an edit to the Wiki
- G1 - Vandalism, Spam and Gibberish won't be tolerated
- Vandalism, Spam, Gibberish or any bad-faith edits (removing content from pages) is not allowed and we're very strict about this
- G2 - Edits must comply with policies
- Policies include:
- G3 - Editors should be civil and assume good-faith
- We want to have a peaceful atmosphere on our Wiki and avoid conflicts. It is unacceptable to harass, stalk, or insult anyone.
- G4 - Avoid misleading the reader
- On the Wiki, we document facts, so do not add speculation, parody content, or hoaxes to articles.
- G5 - Add Official Content only
- In addition to doxumenting facts, we also don't document unofficial content. Do not add links to fan communities or creations
- The only exception is citation of this content, but only if there is a clear reason to do so.
- G6 - Do not link or embed external images or videos
- External includes any image not produced by Redbeet Interactive, or content created by the community with Redbeet assets (Rule G5)
- Note to videos: Video must be focused only on one thing (from the beggining of the video to its finish), with exceptions being intros and outros, that are not too offensive.
- G7 - Don't create inappropriate accounts
- Accounts with offensive, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate usernames will be blocked indefinitely.
These rules are about when and how pages can be deleted. Unfortunately, some pages don't fit here - they're very small stubs (we reccomend articles with at least 250 bytes) or created as part of the work of vandaler:
- D1 - Page violated one of the general rules
- If pages were created that break rules G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, or G6, they may be removed without notice.
- D2 - Author request
- Author can request to delete the page (for some namespaces only)
- D3 - No longer needed page, redirect or merged page link
- Pages which are no longer needed will be deleted from Wiki. This includes "moved" and "merged" pages.
- D4 - Talk page, redirects or subpage of/to deleted pages
- These pages are commonly removed before the deleted page itself.
- D5 - Duplicates
- If the wiki contains more pages about the same topic, we delete it. The deleted page is mostly the page, that was created later.
These are the protection policies/reasons. Generally, we keep pages open for everybody, so anybody (even those non-registered people) can edit wikis without no limits. Sadly, there are few pages, which needs to be protected. Here are few reasons to protect pages.
- P1 - Continual breaking of rules
- We generally protect pages, which had too much vandalism in the past.
- They generally can't be protected forever, the longest protect can last 1 year.
- P2 - Key part of the wiki
- These include really important wiki pages (Main page, Wiki rules, etc.)
- These may be protected indefinely
Not every person is making productive edits. Many of these people are just testing editors and mess some parts of articles (those are never blocked, just we inform them about their edits). Unfortunately, there're many people who don't want to help the wiki in any way, and they want to do exact opposite. Those people have to be blocked. Admins have full right to block people. The length depends on the amount of the edits, the damage that has been done, or a specific reason. The only thing is the block must comply with the following set of rules:
- B1 - Performing edits which are against EULA or ToS
- B2 - Bad-faith edits
- If a user violates rule G1, they will be blocked from editing indefinitely.
- B3 - Inappropriate behavior
- We do not tolerate any sort of intimidation, harassment, or personal attack. Offenders will be blocked indefinitely. (Rule G3)
- B4 - Inserting false information or speculations
- Hoaxes, misinformation's or speculations do not have place on the Wiki. Block may last for 1 year at the most.
- B5 - Links to community creations
- This includes repeatably violating rule G5. Block may last for 1 year at the most.
- B6 - Violating copyright
- This includes repeatably violating rule G6. We generally don't block people for that, but in some cases, the block may be issued.
- B7 - Inappropriate username
- See Rule G7. Blocked indefinitely.
- B8 - Abusing multiple accounts
- Creating extra accounts to make bad faith edits or circumvent blocks will result in an indefinite blocks.
After the block expires, the previously blocked user is automatically in an abstract category of previously blocked. People, who'll violate rules once more may be blocked up to 10x of the previous block, making everybody previously blocked for two or more months indefinely banned.
If the 2nd block wasn't enough, the 3rd one mostly means indefinite ban for the person.