Brighter Shores:Policies

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To ensure that people can contribute in good faith to the wiki, the Brighter Shores Wiki has several easy-to-follow policies. These are generally modelled on similar wikis of this nature, including Wikipedia. The key to maintaining a successful wiki is by making decisions through consensus, which is what we aim to do at all times.

Community policies

  • Ownership – Users do not own the pages and files they edit or create. They exist to better the wiki in some shape or form.
  • Protection – Unless there are reasonable grounds for protecting one, pages should remain fully editable by users to ensure wide collaboration is possible.
  • Status and opinion-weight – An editor should not be treated differently or have any extra weight on their opinions based on their experience or status.
  • Three-revert rule – Explain the changes you make in the edit summary. Rather than engaging in a revert war with another user, discuss it in the talk page.
  • Use common sense – Common sense takes precedence over any policy. Be reasonable.

Content policies

  • Granularity – Anything notable, excluding players, may have its own article.
  • Neutral point of view – Pages on the wiki should always be written from a neutral point of view.
  • Spoilers – Articles may contain content that spoils some of the game. There are no warnings on the wiki, so viewers should read at their own risk.
  • Assume good faith – Always assume that an editor's actions were an attempt to improve the wiki.
  • Don't delete discussions – Don't delete previous discussions. These include user talk pages.
  • Don't edit userpages – There's no reason to edit another user's pages under most circumstances.
  • Blocking users – Disruptive users can be blocked from editing by administrators. Blocked users can still read all pages, but can't edit any page except their user talk page.
  • Treating other users with respect – Be nice and don't try to cause unnecessary strife.