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News19 This page documents an official FanonFall: A FusionFall Fan Fiction Wiki policy.

It is a widely accepted standard that should normally be followed by all editors.

Blocking is the method by which administrators may technically prevent users from editing FanonFall: A FusionFall Fan Fiction Wiki. Blocks are used to prevent damage or disruption, not to punish users. Blocks sometimes are used as a deterrent, to discourage whatever behavior led to the block and encourage a productive editing environment.

Request block

Any user may request a block at the Administrator noticeboard for major incidents of vandalism or disruption. Users requesting blocks should supply credible evidence of the circumstances warranting a block. Administrators are never obliged to place a block and are free to investigate the situation themselves. Because blocks may be reviewed and appealed, it is often important that the blocking and reviewing administrators each communicate with and take care to inform the other.

Blocked users can appeal their blocks by making a statement on their talk page. Except in cases of unambiguous error, administrators should not undo other administrators' blocks without prior discussion; see below.

Reasons for blocking

Acceptable reasons

Accounts and addresses may be blocked for:

  • Persistent personal attacks
  • Persistent vandalism
  • Persistent incivility
  • Persistent harassment
  • Persistent spamming
  • Edit warring or revert warring
  • Sockpuppetry
  • Failure to observe policies or guidelines
  • Accounts with inappropriate usernames
  • Editing for the sole purpose of obtaining badges

Unacceptable reasons

Accounts and addresses may not be blocked for:

  • Disagreeing with an administrator; this is conflict of interest
  • "Cooling off" purposes; this usually only inflames the situation

Duration of blocks

Each administrator blocks at their own discretion. However, the following should be kept in mind:

  • In general, the first block should be of a reasonably short duration, with the length increasing progressively every time a further block is required.
  • Anonymous users should never be blocked indefinitely. If you see any anonymous user blocked indefinitely, report it on the administrator noticeboard.
  • Sockpuppets that have been used maliciously should always be blocked indefinitely.
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