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This page is dedicated to outlining the rules and policies that apply here on the NCIS: New Orleans Wiki. These apply to the whole wiki and are definite. All the rights that are made for users on the wiki are allowed within a reasonable limit. If you have any questions, please contact an admin.

WARNING: Not knowing about the rules is never an excuse for breaking them. It is required that all users read these rules before contributing to avoid complications down the line.
VERY IMPORTANT!: As NCIS: New Orleans is part of a franchise and shares the same in-show universe as seven other CBS shows, this wiki will contain some content relating to other shows (e.g. guest appearances, crossover events, etc.) for characters and episodes in question. Other than that, ONLY content relating to NCIS: New Orleans should be added. Thank you, Reese.

Chat, Messages, and Comments Edit

  • Grammar - This wiki uses American English just like the show and has no other language. Please remember to use proper and basic capitalization and punctuation.
  • Warning — Please note that this wiki's Chat and Comments are not spoiler-free zones. You have been warned, enter at your own risk.
  • Spamming — Spamming with nonsense is not acceptable.
  • Bashing the content here, or starting a conflict is unacceptable. It will not be tolerated.
  • Profanity — Please forego the use of profanity. It is allowed to a certain degree, however, if you are using profanity to bully one or more users, you will receive a ban depending on the severity of the offence.
  • Sexually explicit images or content — Sexually explicit images are not allowed here and will result in an immediate ban.
  • Be concise — Do not flood the chat. (i.e. saying one letter per said line) as it makes it difficult for other users to have a conversation.
  • Harassment — Harassment of users will NOT be tolerated. This includes:
    1. Insulting someone's race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or any other part of their persona.
    2. Harassing administrators and bureaucrats with pleads for a promotion to become another moderator, admin, or bureaucrat. Promotions are not given. They are earned.

Pages Edit

  • Episode discussion — Please do not discuss a different episode in a certain episode page. (i.e. Do not discuss events of Episode 5 in the article for Episode 3, or visa versa).
  • Replacing content — Replacing real content with false or incorrect material as a joke is not be tolerated and will result in an instant ban.
  • Advertising — Advertising one's business or anything that will generate them income is strictly forbidden and will result in being banned infinitely. We are not an advertising agency!
  • Unreliable information — Inserting false or unreliable information is not allowed, as this is a wiki site. If you have any questions regarding the verifiability of a source, ask an admin.
    • Citations are necessary for common knowledge, so please cite anything ambiguous by using the <ref>ref text here</ref> tag and create a References section at the bottom with the {{Reflist}} tag underneath it
  • Fake pages — Making fake episode pages or character pages are not acceptable, and will result in an instant ban. This isn't a roleplaying site, it's a factual site for the real-life show.
  • Categories — Before making categories, please consult with an admin or view similar pages. Adding random and unnecessary categories without the permission will be classed as spam and will result in bans.
  • Spamming — Spamming pages with nonsense will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • Vandalism — Vandalizing pages or removing large amounts of content from pages without good reason is absolutely not tolerated.
    • If you see a page you believe has been vandalized, please report it to an admin, who will take proper action in dealing with the vandal.
  • GIFs — GIFs aren't allowed on article pages but are acceptable on user pages and comments. However, the timeframe should be no more than three seconds to work.
  • Videos - ALL videos on this wiki must be directly/tied to the show. Examples include trailers, promos, sneak peeks and clips. The only video source allowed here is on YouTube.
  • Irrelevant Images — Do not add random images that have nothing to do with the article, or remove information that is important to the article.
  • Infobox Images — Do not change the Infobox main picture of an article without consulting with an administrator first. An Infobox image is usually the official representation of the episode or character discussed in the article.
    • If it's a person/character image, the archive MUST BE NAMED after said person/character.
    • Unless it's impossible, all of them MUST BE over 248px wide.
    • If they go inside a Template, they MUST BE higher than wide; exceptions are made for serial pairs, as often a composite has to be done so both show up at the same time.
    • Network logos MUST BE erased from the images.
    • Galleries in portal galleries MUST BE in chronological order. Once a gallery has been established, the rich text editor is useless; switch to SOURCE mode and insert the new additions manually in their right place.
  • Trolling — Trolling, or posting things that make no sense just to be funny is not allowed, and the troller will be banned.
  • Illegal content — Users are not permitted to share or discuss torrents or warez, or any other illegal/copyrighted content on this site.
  • Irrelevant pages — It is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN to make pages that have nothing to do with NCIS: New Orleans in some way.
  • Copyright violations — Users who continually post copyrighted material despite being warned should be blocked so as to prevent further violations.
  • Editing conflicts — When there is an editing conflict, the two editors are expected to try and solve the issue on their own.
    • When an editing conflict occurs, please revert the page to the last edit prior to the conflict and take the discussion to the forum pages.
    • If an agreement cannot be met in a civil way either on the article page or the forum, the administrators will step in and take appropriate action.
  • Important pages — Tampering with templates or MediaWiki pages is not allowed without permission from an administrator. They will usually be protected unless otherwise. If you want to change something, consult with a site admin.
  • Redirecting vandalism – Page-moving vandalism (moving an article to a nonsensical or inappropriate title) is grounds for immediate indefinite bans.

User Guidelines Edit

  • Sockpuppeting — Using another account to get around a ban or block, is not permitted on the NCIS: New Orleans Wiki. If it becomes known that a user is sockpuppeting, their sockpuppet account will be infinitely blocked, and the block/ban the original account will be extended.
    • Usually, when a user is going to be blocked, FANDOM's systems/servers identify any other accounts associated with the IP address in question.
  • Users' pages Editing or deleting other user's pages is forbidden, apart from correcting minor spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors, or if you have been granted permission from the user in question. It would be seen as an act of harrassment and will receive punishment.
  • Impersonation — Impersonating an administrator or any other authority user is never allowed and will result in an indefinite ban without ANY warning.
  • Respect copyright.— Wikia uses the CC-BY-SA license. Everything you contribute must be compatible with that license.
    • Avoid directly copying content into articles in verbatim, whether from other websites, such as Wikipedia, or other official sources. Instead, add in your own write-up. An exception would be book, film, and episode synopses, in which case they should be copied in verbatim from an official press release and must be referenced.

Warnings and BansEdit

Stages Edit

The wikia's warning system will provide multiple opportunities for editors to resolve any policy violations before they are banned. Editors who are found to be acting in malice are exempt from this warning system and may be immediately sanctioned.

  1. Reminder — Reminders are given for minor first-time policy violations and serve to officially notify the editor of this wikia's policies. This will not apply to severe offenses.
  2. Warning — Most of the time, after a user breaks a wiki rule, they will receive a warning. Some serious offenses will go without a warning, but with minor violations, a user will receive ONE warning and ONE warning only.
  3. Ban — If a user has already received a warning and continues to violate the wiki policies, or they commit a series offense, they will be blocked depending on the severity of the action.
  4. Extended BanIf you are blocked and harass administrators using other accounts or on other wikias to get you unbanned, your ban time will be extended and you will be banned on the alternative wikias or accounts.
  5. Indefinite — If you continue violating major rules, including repeated and severe vandalism or vandal attacks after being banned, or commit a heinous act against a user or this wiki, you will be banned forever on this wiki.

Duration Edit

The sanction system comprises of eight different ban lengths that range from a one day bans to indefinite. The length of a ban will rely heavily on the severity of the violation, and it will be up to the discretion of the issuing administrator.

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