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|Official Policy Page|
This page shows information about the official policies of My Singing Monsters Wiki. Please read this page to understand the dos and don'ts of behavior in this wiki.
Blocking, sometimes referred to as banning, is the act of preventing a user or users from editing the wiki. Only admins are allowed to block users, while any other user may be able to contact an admin to block a user. Blocks should be primarily used to prevent disruption to the wiki, rather than solely to "punish" a user. However, admins may use their discretion to how long the user should be blocked for and decide when and what to block from a user.
By default, blocking a user leads them not to be able to edit anything except their own message wall. However, blocking the user's message wall may be applied to when they are abusing their message wall, or if the user is a sockpuppet of another user.
Note: This page only guidelines the blocking times. Admins and bureaucrats are permitted to use their judgement to the length of blocking. Some may do longer than listed, some may do shorter. Some may do more warning and less blocking, some may simply do more blocking.
Below is a list of different reasons for blocking.
In general, you may get blocked if you don't follow Wheaton's Law – "Don't be a jerk".
Doing edits or contributions that appear deliberately abusive is considered vandalism. Attempting to do vandalism may result in a warning against vandalism, or in an immediate block. Repeat offenders face blocks that rapidly get longer. Admins may use their discretion to block longer if needed.
Big Blue Bubble is strict on copyright, so don't abuse it. They need to make money to make all of your games running smoothly and more fun. Don't try to ruin their copyright by making their paid items free. We don't want to ruin the My Singing Monsters franchise, so don't ruin their copyright.
You may get warned against copyright issues. Repeat offenders face blocks that rapidly get longer. Admins may use their discretion to block longer if needed.
Friend Codes abuse
Attempting to abuse the rules listed on Friend Codes, Friend Codes (Dawn of Fire), or Tribe Contacts will get you blocked easily. The rules are explicitly written on the pages, so there isn't a lot of excuse for breaking them.
You will generally get a first warning about pushing your friend code/tribe contact to the top without authorization. Repeat offenders face blocks that rapidly get longer.
Damaging the page may result in a warning, or in an immediate block, depending on the nature of the damage. Again, repeat offenders' blocks escalate rapidly.
Sometimes a user may have anti-social behavior, such as being purely closed-minded on their ideas or refusing to allow certain users to contribute purely because they just don't want them to contribute. In this case, you may get warned about it. Abusing it will get you blocked.
Depending on how bad the anti-social behavior is, the offender may get a warning. Repeating bad behaviour after a warning will pretty much guarantee a block. More serious bad behaviour may result in a block without warning. Further offenses will get you a longer block.
This wiki is designed for the family-friendly environment. Profanity will often lead to a block, even if it's "censored" by replacing vowels with asterisks or things like that. If the profanity shown is of a highly-offensive nature, the user adding it will get blocked immediately.
Block times vary, but more offensive swearing often leads to larger blocks.
Attempting to abuse policy by making multiple accounts to repeat the abuse will lead you to get blocked further. The sockpuppet(s) will be blocked, while the sockmaster will have their block reset and have their block doubled in time.
Violence in the RPs
There are a number of "role-playing games" (or "RPs") in the Fun and Games forum area. In these, wiki users make up and act out a story, using characters that they have created. It's important to remember that this wiki is supposed to be family-friendly. The expected level of violence in these discussions is not more than Saturday-morning cartoon style. Characters don't get killed or seriously injured, and graphic violence is not tolerated. Offenders will be blocked. If things get too out of hand, the entire discussion may be deleted, so it's in the interest of the other players to try to keep things nice.