The Charter

Charter



Welcome to our Rules Page. Members of the Library are expected to follow the rules layed out therein, and face disciplinary action if they do not. Familiarizing yourself with these rules with lead to a long and happy time on the Wanderer's Library.

The Golden Rule: Don't Be a Dick!

Don't do anything to others you wouldn't want done to yourself.

It ain't that hard, guys. Just be nice!

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General

  • Basic internet etiquette applies here.
  • No harassment of other users.
  • Being harsh with critique is fine, but don't be an asshole, and definitely don't go trolling. (Note: Writing badly will not get you banned. Just keep trying to improve!)
  • You must be at least 15 to be a site member. No exceptions!
  • If you disagree with any staff decision, feel free to contact another staff member, but don't just keep trying until you get a different answer. If you feel a user is breaking a rule, please contact staff.
  • Please refrain from contentless or pointlessly nonsensical posts (i.e. trolling and shitposting). This applies to critique & forum posts as well. Repeated infractions will lead to escalating consequences.
  • Sockpuppets (multiple accounts) are not permitted on the Library! If you are found to be using a sockpuppet, you face banning of both accounts.
  • Harassment of other users is grounds for an immediate permanent ban.


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Commenting & Voting

  • You may comment however you like on an entry, as long as you're not trolling, making a personal attack, or posting just to post (see "shitposting," above).
  • You may vote however you like on any entry, as long as you're voting on the entry. Not on whether you like or dislike the author, or for some other reason not related to the entry's quality.
  • You may vote on your own entry however you like. However, your vote will not be counted for determining whether a page is in deletion range or not.
  • Calling for a brigade (or otherwise trying to artificially control votes) of a page is not permitted.


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Pages

  • You can edit others' articles for reasons for format, grammar/spelling, or other minor edits. Don't make edits for content without the author's permission. Not even if the content is terrible. This goes for staff too.
  • Don't vandalize people's pages.
  • Entries should be (at least mostly) in English.
  • Plagiarism is strictly against the rules. If you are found to have plagiarized an on or offsite work and posted it to our site, it is grounds for an immediate permanent ban and removal of the work in question.
  • When you post on the site: Please post completed works! (Or, you know, completed chapters or sections. That sort of thing.) Drafts go in the Wanderer's Sandbox. Posting incomplete articles with the intention to work on them later means they can be summarily deleted.
  • You are permitted to use images in your entries! However, they must comply with our Licensing Policy. Images found to be against the license face removal and possible replacement by staff.

Deletion

  • When a page rating hits -3 (not counting author vote), the page may be deleted at staff discretion.
  • Users may delete their own work at any time. You can do this by going to the bottom of the page, clicking "Options," and clicking on "Delete."
  • Click "delete completely" and confirm your decision. Do not click "Just rename."

Author's Pages

  • These are pages that list the works of an author on-site. Anyone can make these, as long as they have at least two positively rated articles on the site (two articles at or above 2). Go to the Members' Pages list and follow the instructions on adding a new entry to create your own Author's Page. It's recommended to look through at least one of these during your time on the site, as you never know if you'll find a new Wikidot mechanic, or a series to use as inspiration for one of your own works!

Co-authored Pages

  • These are pages written by two or more authors. Co-authored pages must somehow attribute credit to all authors involved, and the article counts as a work by all authors (like for author's pages). As an author, you may not delete or make significant edits to a co-authored page without permission from your co-author(s). All other rules apply the same way.

Collaborative Pages

  • These are pages that are open to and meant for community contributions. Anyone is free to edit in any text as long as it is appropriate. Note that the article must be able to be entertaining and fulfilling in its own right, and if not, it will be counted as a low-effort post and deleted as such. All other rules apply the same way. A list of collaborative pages can be found here.


Meta

  • These rules are subject to interpretation by staff.
  • We reserve the right to add, remove, or modify rules at our discretion.

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