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Vandalism is abuse of articles on Simpsons Wiki.


What is Vandalism?

Vandalism is the misuse of articles on Simpsons Wiki. Anything from the list is considered vandalism:

  1. Blanking a page
  2. Adding swear words or other random words or letters to a page
  3. Removing huge chunks of the article
  4. Replacing text with random words, etc.
  5. Personal attacks (i.e. User is gay)[1]
  6. Uploading and adding images which have nothing to do with the wiki and the content[2]
  7. Spamming web links or email addresses
  1. This is also punishable by blocking
  2. Only allowed on user pages

Blocking

If users vandalize twice, they will be blocked for a time between 3 days and 1 month, depending on the severity of the vandalism. If they continue to vandalize, then they will be blocked for a period of up to 1 year, and even after that, infinitely.

Types of Vandalism

  • Spam: The placing of links to Non Simpsons related websites.
  • Blanking: The blanking of a page.
  • Replacement: Replacing a page with random nonsense.
  • Speculation: Inserting false information on articles. Everything needs to be sourced.
  • Nonsense: Random strings of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Misuse of Template: Randomly placing templates on pages for no reason.
  • Unrelated Content: Content not related to The Simpsons.
  • Profanity: Use of inappropriate language.
  • Foriegn Languages: Placing of foreign languages on articles for no apparent reason.
  • Threats: Making threats to people, users, or this Wiki.
  • Misuse of Signature: Randomly placing a signature on a non-talk page.
  • Promoting Sales: Promoting sales for products, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons etc.
  • Boyocotting Sales: Boycotting the sales for what is said above or this Wiki.
  • Category Misuse: Placing articles into wrong categories intentionally.
  • Defaultsort Misuse: Placing a false name into a defaultsort or randomly using it.

How to deal with vandalism

Normal Users

If you notice someone vandalize a page, firstly remove the vandalism. We do not want readers finding a vandalized article, especially if it uses swear words as there are young readers out there. Then, notify an administrator. There is a list of active administrators at Simpsons Wiki:Administrators. Alternatively, you can report it. There is a link at the bottom of each article. explain the problem there.

Rollback and Admins

Administrators and users with rollback are allowed to place the vandalism template on the user talk page of the vandal. To do this, type {{subst:Vandalism|Article name}} For example, {{Subst:Vandalism|Marge Simpson}} will be displayed as:

Warning

Information Welcome to Simpsons Wiki. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions here, at least one of your recent edits , such as the one you made to the Marge Simpson article, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the Policies to learn more about contributing constructively to this wiki.

Please note that further infractions may result in a block for a short duration, at an administrator's discretion. Thank you.

If you have rollback and you notice a user vandalize after receiving a warning, please notify an administrator and they will deal with it from there.

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