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As long as the rules are well understood by the users, this wiki will remain safe, peaceful and organized. This is the reasons we have rules. Any violations will result in punishments depending on the severity of the violation, as well as their past accords.

While not a rule, check the manual of style before you edit.

Feel free to discuss about the rules on the talk page.

All users

  1. Do not vandalize. Vandalism greatly damages pages' developments and we are more than welcome to revert any vandalism, and take actions against anyone that vandalizes, or encourages it.
    1. Userpages (ie, profile pages) are off-limits to any editors aside from the home user, unless explicitly stated otherwise by the user.
  2. Be free of spamming. Spam is harmful, and will flood the wiki activity. Spamming also makes it hard to view other contributions made on the wiki.
  3. Profanity is prohibited. Profanity is rather disrespectful on this wiki, and you may be blocked as a consequence.
    1. EXCEPTIONS: Light swear words (like piss, hell, bastard, damn,...) are allowed when not directed at or toward another user.
    2. Profanity cannot be censored, by neither omission (sh*t, *sshole, etc.) nor the use of the spoiler text template (example). These will still be treated as profanity.
  4. Having more than one account (sockpuppet). Unless the account is for testing or for humor, you may only use one account at a time unless you decide to move account from one to another.
  5. Create an account with an appropriate username. Referencing sexual messages, hate speech, another contributor, or otherwise hurtful or distracting usernames is prohibited.
  6. Do not excessively backseat moderate people (mini-modding). You may tell an vandal to stop once, but if continued, you must tell an admin. This will be over-looked if your actions were in good faith.
  7. Do not reveal all personal information. Do not reveal your credit card number, social security number, address (where you live), your password, and phone number. In case of an accidental reveal, please contact an administrator to remove it as soon as possible.
  8. Do not post adult content into this wiki. This wiki is meant to be read by people of all ages. Bomb threats, drug use, gore and pornography will not be tolerated.
  9. Do not discriminate people based on race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, or disability. This hurts the contributors, and creates social conflicts.
  10. Do not start or be involved in edit wars. We want the community to get along with each other. Edit warring is when 2 or more users are undoing each other's edits. People who are involved in edit warring (it doesn't matter who started it) will be blocked for a few days. To prevent one, just simply report the situation to an active administrator (if there's one) and just wait for them to sort it out.
  11. Do not add and/or create fanon materials to articles. You can, however, add fanon contents on the fan page, your blog posts, user pages, or the articles' comment sections.
  12. Personal attacks and otherwise cruel actions are not allowed. Whether a user is blocked or not, you have no right to be rude towards them at all.
  13. Do not flamebait or otherwise intimidate users. Not only does this create social conflicts between users, it makes the user targeted look bad, along with the account responsible of the attack.
  14. Do not use offensive jokes. Some users may take these jokes personally, and they may be upset by them. If you do joke, specify before a social conflict is created over it.
  15. Do not impersonate other users. Attempting to use a username, or make edits attempting to mock the targeted user is discouraged, and your account may be blocked indefinitely.
  16. Do not spread rumors or gossip about other users. Also known as drama, this may flood the wiki activity, and may humiliate the targeted user(s).
  17. Try to use English-language content. This wiki uses the English language, native or learned, at almost all times, day and night. Spamming or using other language content or characters is prohibited in comments, chat, or page edits.
    1. But... There are BFDI wikis in other languages (a list of them can be found on the main page) so if you speak one of those languages you can go to the corresponding wiki.
  18. Do not advertise in the comments. Same with spamming, advertising is forbidden.
  19. Do not misuse article or user templates. {{Banned}}, {{Stub}}, {{Delete}}, etc. should be reserved for users who are banned, pages that are stubs, legitimate candidates for deletion, etc. These will be removed if not used properly.
    1. Creating duplicates of templates or restoring removed templates is also prohibited.
  20. Restrict spoilers to where they belong. Several methods have allowed us to calculate votes in advance. While we allow this information to surface on future event pages, they are prohibited from being published on any other page, such as contestants or teams.
    1. This also extends to the comments and talk sections of pages; do not discuss spoilers outside of where they belong.
  21. Don't harass, pester, or message any of the BFDI cast about the episodes or series. This can be counted as harassment. Let these people be in peace.

Chat

  1. In addition to the above rules, spamming emoticons is also against the rules.
  2. Roleplaying is allowed, but everyone in the chat that is active/not AFK must consent that a roleplay will be happening.
  3. Avoid typing excessive amounts of texts in large font sizes, or hard-to-see colors.
  4. Do not reveal or discuss spoilers for future episodes. This includes vote counts, elimination statuses, etc.

Users with given powers

Be aware that even though you have been user-righted, the regular rules still apply to your account.

  1. Use the powers correctly, and act in good faith. Blocking is meant to be preventive, not punitive.
  2. Be a good example. As an administrator, not only protecting your wiki, you need to be a good example for other users to learn and might become a skilled and responsible administrators like you.
  3. Be humble and calm towards users' opinions. Try not to be aggressive when a user complains about your attitude or actions they see as wrong.
  4. Try to be serious in wiki conflicts. Administrators, bureaucrats, content & discussion moderators should be serious in social conflicts, vandalism, and other wiki conflicts. Creating, participating, or otherwise encouraging or kicking up a serious issue is highly unacceptable for a user with given powers.
  5. Do not abuse privileges or powers. Blocking users for no reason, or adding unnecessary protection to pages is frowned upon, and may lead to privileges being revoked.
  6. Block with reason. Blocking is a serious thing to do to a user to prevent harm to the wiki. Try to leave a given reason that is detailed for the block, especially if the block duration is over 1 month or indefinite.