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This page contains policies related to accounts and user pages.

See Saints Row Wiki:Policy for other policies and guidelines.
  • These pages document how things are currently done.
  • Some are common sense, while others are responses to specific situations.
  • Where possible, examples and reasoning is included.
  • Please use the talk page to post questions, feedback, and proposals.
  • No-one is expected to memorise these.
  • No-one will be punished for not knowing these guidelines.
  • New editors should be linked here, so that they can become better editors.
  • Once informed of a guideline, users are expected to follow it.

Usernames[]

  • Insulting or misleading usernames are not allowed.
  • The same "Offensive" policy applies to usernames as it does to language: vulgar terms in usernames are fine, but deliberately insulting usernames are not.
  • Do not create usernames which are too similar to other users. Do not create usernames that imply you are someone who you are not. For instance, the username "Saints Row Wiki" was immediately blocked, as it would cause confusion that it was an "official" account.
  • Do not use the same Avatar as other users. Avatars are used to quickly identify users. If you use the same Avatar as another user, it is like disguising yourself as them. Whether intentional or not, people will confuse you with the other user.

Multiple[]

  • There is not a "one account per user" policy, but there is an "identify yourself as a duplicate" policy.
  • Do not use multiple accounts to pretend to be two different people.
    • If you edit this wiki under a second account without revealing your previous account, you will be never be allowed to edit this wiki again.
    • If you make any attempt to hide or remove your previous contributions or discussions, you will be never be allowed to edit this wiki again.
  • To reduce confusion, if you change your username, Redirect the old user name to the new user page so people know who you are.
  • If you sign a talk page discussion from the wrong account, or from an IP address, do not remove the first signature, just add your normal signature as well to make it clear that you are the same person, and not someone trying to pretend they are someone else.
  • If you have been blocked by mistake, it is acceptable to create another account in order to contact an administrator, but do not use it to edit articles until the issue has been resolved. Anyone who by any means continues the same behaviour after being blocked will receive a longer block.
    • If you just want to complain about a valid block, do not create another account or your block will be extended.

Security[]

  • You are responsible for your account and your computer.
  • If vandalism "from a friend" comes from your account or computer, you are responsible for it, and will be blocked accordingly.
  • If your account has been breached or stolen, first contact the FBI. Once the hacker has been convicted, contact Wikia, Inc. Then, and only then, will your account be unblocked.

User Pages[]

  • All users have a User page, where they can add information about themselves, their in-game persona, their favourite game content, or basically anything else so long as it does not covered by any other guideline.
  • Fill out the user infobox to add yourself to Portal:Users, or add {{Userbox}}es.
  • Negative content about other users is against the Wikia Community Guidelines. (Being negative about the games or game content is fine.)
  • The primary focus of all users should be on improving the wiki. While users are encouraged to create a user page, remember to help improve the rest of the wiki instead of only editing your user page.
  • Wikia is not Facebook, LiveJournal, Myspace or Twitter, and your user page is not your personal website.
  • User page vandalism receives an immediate 1 year block.
  • Do not edit other people's user pages without good reason. The main reasons to edit other people's user pages are maintenance issues which cause user pages to appear in SpecialPages or Maintenance lists, or a breach of guidelines, user conduct rules, or Wikia TOU. If in doubt, contact an admin about the issue.

User talk pages[]

  • User are permitted set their own reasonable User_talk page policies. Personal User_talk page policies do not override wiki policies.
  • Users do not own User_talk pages.
  • Users do not own other people's edits to their User_talk pages.
  • User_talk pages are pages designed for communication, and are where admins can leave requests, notifications, warnings, and block explanations.
  • Users are not permitted to remove messages from any User_talk pages, including their own.

See Saints Row Wiki:Discussions#User talk pages for other discussion policies.

User page Images[]

Wikia's Terms and conditions state that Wikia is not a personal file host. This means that users have no inherent right to store files here.

The Saints Row Wiki permits users to upload images for their user-page, but must meet several requirements.

  • Personal files must still use descriptive filenames, and are still governed by other Saints Row Wiki policies and Wikia Terms of Use.
  • Files uploaded for use on User pages only must be added to Category:Non-article files. Among other things, this category omits them from Saints Row Wiki:UnusedFiles, and Template:Random/Image.
  • Duplicate images should never be uploaded. Images from articles should be used on User pages, instead of uploading duplicates.
    • If those images are deleted, they may be removed from your userpage.
  • If personal images are no longer required, they should be marked for deletion with {{delete}}, so that admins know to delete them immediately. Not marking discarded personal images for deletion is akin to littering.
  • Videos on user pages are permitted, but should not be "uploaded" to the Saints Row Wiki, please embed them directly from youtube instead.
  • Screenshots of other video games should not be added to user pages on the Saints Row Wiki.

It is the responsibility of the uploader to ensure that their personal files meet the guidelines.

  • Images without Category:Non-article files which do not have a purpose in articles will be deleted immediately.
  • Poorly-named personal files will be deleted, even with Category:Non-article files.
  • Files uploaded for user pages but which are unused may be deleted at any time, even with Category:Non-article files.
  • Duplicate images will be deleted immediately, even with Category:Non-article files.
  • Non-article Videos will be deleted immediately.
  • When poor quality images in articles are replaced, the deleted file will be removed form user pages, not updated with the new file.
  • User page Non-article files of users who have been inactive for at least 1 year are eligible for immediate deletion.
    • Admins are not required to immediately delete non-article files used on userpages of inactive users, but may do so at their discretion. The primary purpose of this is to allow admins to choose to delete poorly named non-article files instead of renaming them.
  • Non-article files in blog posts and talk pages are not eligible to be summarily deleted, as they have a purpose.
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