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The following is a proposed TOR Wiki policy, guideline, or process.
The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption. References or links to this page should not describe it as "policy".

A proposal's acceptance or rejection is not determined simply by counting votes.

This policy is meant to set-up some guidelines for administrators to use when blocking a vandal. Please note that these are only guidelines and the actual length of blocking is entirely up to the administrator.

Process

This wiki is very hard on vandals as they only get one warning before being blocked.

First Act

After the first act of vandalism, the vandal is given a warning via their talk page by an administrator. There are some cases that users will be blocked on the first act of vandalism which will be listed later in the article.

Second Act

After the vandal has been warned and has committed a second time an administrator will block them, using the suggested blocking time as defined in the next section.

Suggested Blocking Times

Clicking on the acts of vandalism will direct you to the policy in which they are described.

Act of Vandalism First Act Second Act Third Act Subsquent Act(s)
Removing Valid Content Warning 1 Week 1 Month 2 Months
Pretending to Remove Vandalism Warning 2 Weeks 2 Months 6 Months
Adding Copyrighted Content Warning 2 Weeks 2 Months 1 Year
Adding Unreleased Content Warning 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year
Adding Unsourced Speculation Warning 1 Month 4 Months 1 Year
Adding Off-Topic Content Warning 1 Week 1 Month 3 Months
Adding Defamatory Content (minor) Warning 2 Weeks 1 Month 1 Year
Adding Defamatory Content (major) 2 weeks 2 Months 6 Months 1 Year
Adding Discriminatory Content 2 weeks 2 Months 6 Months 1 Year
Adding Tasteless or Obscene Content 1 Month 6 Months 1 Year 1 Year

As previously stated, these guidelines are only suggestions and an administrator will use their judgement and common sense when deciding upon a blocking time.

Multiple Offenses

If a user commits multiple offenses at one time, with the most common case including Off-Topic Content, the most severe punishment will be issued. For example:

UserX decides to have a little fun and replaces the word Lightsaber in the Jedi Knight article with dick.
In this case he has added Off-Topic Content, Removed Valid Content and has Added Obscene Material. The minimum punishment that will be issued is a block of 1 month.

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