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This is the policy for blocks.
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This is the policy for blocking.
* Users should not be blocked simply for making bad edits.
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** Blocks should only be dealt with if the user persists in re-doing the edit or the same kind of edit and doesn't respond properly to messages on their talkpage about those bad edits.
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== Bad Edits ==
* A user is only considered making "repeat edits" if their contributions page shows a fair gap in time between edits, or someone has sent a message to their talkpage about it and they continue those edits after they have obviously had enough time to be notified by the usermessage box and read the message.
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In practice, users are not to be blocked just because they've made a bad edit. Many users who come by the wiki are probably not aware of the various wiki policies in use so blocking just because of one edit is likely to create acrimony and bad feeling between the user and the administration.
* Obvious vandals shouldn't be blocked simply for making one bad edit/set of edits. Blocks on vandals are completely pointless if they aren't actually coming back to do more vandalism. Blocks on one-time vandal ip's only harm other valid editors who may be using the same computer.
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* Temp blocks do make good warnings if a user has not responded to any warnings on their talkpage, especially if the user is currently making those edits when you make the temp block.
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If a user persists in reverting page revisions to show their bad edit or continually makes the same bad edit in multiple pages and ignores their talkpage warnings to stop making such edits, a block is valid. The same holds true if a user makes a singular vandalism edit that was obviously done to disrupt the site (eg, replacing the contents of an article with expletives or pornographic material)
** Make note that block reasons show up whenever that blocked user goes to the edit page. So the block reason is a good place to put a message that is also to them as it will be in their face, rather than on their talkpage which while does notify them, is easier to passively ignore)
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* Users who do not act civil towards other editors and ignore warnings to remain civil may be blocked.
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=== Repeat Edits ===
* With valid reason infinite blocks on user '''''accounts''''' is ok.
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A repeat edit can only be considered on a user if the contributions page indicates a fair gap in time between the edits or if another editor has sent the user a message telling them to stop making that edit which they've ignored or have been given plenty of time to not make that edit again.
* Anon users (ip's) should only be blocked a maximum of only 6 months, no longer, as it harms other people on a [[wikipedia:Local area network|local network]].
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* The ability to edit ones own talkpage and send e-mails should not be revoked unless the user has actually abused that privilege or is a persistent vandal or troll who is highly likely to abuse that privilege and has no reason to be allowed to send any more messages.
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== Vandals ==
* If a user makes a large batch of bad uploads a temp block can be used to force them to read over the image policy, and a permanent block may be followed up with if they continue to make more bad edits after it expires.
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The blocking of obvious vandals is pointless and achieves nothing. Some vandals simply come to make one bad edit and leave and shouldn't be blocked for just one instance of vandalism (a temporary 3 day block may be appropriate, depending on the severity of the vandalism).
* IP ranges should only rarely be blocked for a long time as it is very easy for it to block large number of good intentioned users. The only ranges that should be blocked for longer periods of time are proxy ranges.
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== Temp Blocking ==
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If a user is ignoring warnings from other editors to stop persisting in vandalism or ignorance of Narutopedia policies, a temporary block may be appropriate. This is useful when the user is currently making such edits while the temporary block is being applied.
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It should be noted that the block reason '''will''' show up to the user when they try to edit pages, so this is a good place to put a message because it will be "in their face". Even though user talkpages send out a notification to the user, they can be passively ignored by the recipient whereas a block cannot.
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== Civility ==
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The Narutopedia expects a certain level of civility between the editors and administrators. Users who do not show any kind of civility towards other users and ignore warnings to remain civil may be blocked.
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== Permanent Blocks ==
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Permanent blocks should '''not''' be applied without valid reasoning. Examples of reasoning which may warrant a permanent block include:
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* Continued harassment and intimidation of other editors
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* Repeated violations of Narutopedia policies after constant warnings to stop
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* Large scale vandalism which is intended to start an "interwiki" war
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== Talkpage Revocation ==
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Users should '''not''' be blocked from editing their own talkpage for any reason. The only instance in which a user should have that privilege revoked is if the user has made contributions which abused this privilege or is a persistent vandal or troll who is very likely to abuse the privilege and would have no reason to be allowed to send messages. The same goes towards the ability for users to email other editors.
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== Uploads ==
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A temporary block may be advised if a user makes a large batch of uploads which violate the [[Narutopedia:Image policy|Image policy]] and the user has not read the policy in detail. A permanent block should be used as a follow up if it is clear the violator has completely ignored the block and has not bothered to read the policy (in some cases, users may read the policy and just choose to deliberately ignore it)
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== Chat ==
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Blocks in the chat should increment in length per violation. Blocks less than 3 days should not be applied as they serve little purpose. Generally, the following line of action should be adhered to: '''Verbal Warning -> Kick from chat -> 3 day ban -> 1 week ban -> 1 month ban -> Infinite ban'''. Depending on the severity of the rule violation, kicks or temporary bans may be bypassed: for example, a user creating alt accounts to evade a block would result in an immediate permablock, or a user joining the chat and spamming may go straight to a 3 day ban.

Latest revision as of 13:30, July 13, 2014

Keep in mind that these policies are ultimately guidelines. If it's found that a policy restricts something that the reason the policy was created didn't intend to restrict, then the policy should be changed.

This is the policy for blocking.

Bad Edits Edit

In practice, users are not to be blocked just because they've made a bad edit. Many users who come by the wiki are probably not aware of the various wiki policies in use so blocking just because of one edit is likely to create acrimony and bad feeling between the user and the administration.

If a user persists in reverting page revisions to show their bad edit or continually makes the same bad edit in multiple pages and ignores their talkpage warnings to stop making such edits, a block is valid. The same holds true if a user makes a singular vandalism edit that was obviously done to disrupt the site (eg, replacing the contents of an article with expletives or pornographic material)

Repeat Edits Edit

A repeat edit can only be considered on a user if the contributions page indicates a fair gap in time between the edits or if another editor has sent the user a message telling them to stop making that edit which they've ignored or have been given plenty of time to not make that edit again.

Vandals Edit

The blocking of obvious vandals is pointless and achieves nothing. Some vandals simply come to make one bad edit and leave and shouldn't be blocked for just one instance of vandalism (a temporary 3 day block may be appropriate, depending on the severity of the vandalism).

Temp Blocking Edit

If a user is ignoring warnings from other editors to stop persisting in vandalism or ignorance of Narutopedia policies, a temporary block may be appropriate. This is useful when the user is currently making such edits while the temporary block is being applied.

It should be noted that the block reason will show up to the user when they try to edit pages, so this is a good place to put a message because it will be "in their face". Even though user talkpages send out a notification to the user, they can be passively ignored by the recipient whereas a block cannot.

Civility Edit

The Narutopedia expects a certain level of civility between the editors and administrators. Users who do not show any kind of civility towards other users and ignore warnings to remain civil may be blocked.

Permanent Blocks Edit

Permanent blocks should not be applied without valid reasoning. Examples of reasoning which may warrant a permanent block include:

  • Continued harassment and intimidation of other editors
  • Repeated violations of Narutopedia policies after constant warnings to stop
  • Large scale vandalism which is intended to start an "interwiki" war

Talkpage Revocation Edit

Users should not be blocked from editing their own talkpage for any reason. The only instance in which a user should have that privilege revoked is if the user has made contributions which abused this privilege or is a persistent vandal or troll who is very likely to abuse the privilege and would have no reason to be allowed to send messages. The same goes towards the ability for users to email other editors.

Uploads Edit

A temporary block may be advised if a user makes a large batch of uploads which violate the Image policy and the user has not read the policy in detail. A permanent block should be used as a follow up if it is clear the violator has completely ignored the block and has not bothered to read the policy (in some cases, users may read the policy and just choose to deliberately ignore it)

Chat Edit

Blocks in the chat should increment in length per violation. Blocks less than 3 days should not be applied as they serve little purpose. Generally, the following line of action should be adhered to: Verbal Warning -> Kick from chat -> 3 day ban -> 1 week ban -> 1 month ban -> Infinite ban. Depending on the severity of the rule violation, kicks or temporary bans may be bypassed: for example, a user creating alt accounts to evade a block would result in an immediate permablock, or a user joining the chat and spamming may go straight to a 3 day ban.

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