- Do not make personal attacks on other people. If you need to criticize another user’s argument, do so without attacking them as a person. Do not engage in defamation of any member or insulting behavior. Do not use bigoted language, including slurs which degrade another person or group of people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc.
- Contribute to the wiki in line with the established processes and conventions. Need help? Ask an administrator or fellow community member!
- Disrupting the wiki with “edit warring” over differing opinions of a topic with another user or group of users is not productive.
- Do not engage in excessive self-promotion. The wiki is a collaborative community resource for the topic at hand. It is NOT a free place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc. Have a question about whether your link would be welcome? Ask an administrator!
- Do not harass other users. If somebody asks you to stop posting certain content on their wall or user talk page, respect their wishes. It is their space.
- Do not hound, bait, or troll: Friendly debate and conversation can be useful tools in creating a resourceful wiki, but deliberately pushing others to the point of breaching civility is not allowed.
- Do not threaten harm or spam/vandalism to other users and wikis. If you see anyone threatening another person or wiki, report to the administrator.
- Try to familiarize yourself with the How to contribute to the Wiki article for help on how to make edits and create new articles as well as some general standards.
- Remember, the information listed in these articles has been gathered from a large player base and include personal experiences and observations.
- If editing incorrect information, try to add clarifying correct information when possible and ensure to notate when saving changes.
- Follow the flow and design of the page when adding additional sections and information.
- Major design or overhaul suggestions to an article or page should be listed on the Talk page of that article for discussion.
- Changes under ongoing discussion should not be applied until those discussions have completed, unless part of the discussion process.
- Users are encouraged to settle differences between each other and come to a viable compromise however, admins may rule in cases where an agreement on a discussion can not be had by the involved users.
- Comments for edit summaries should be limited to describing the change itself. Do not use this section for leaving personal notes, opinions or otherwise off-topic commentary.
Users may be blocked on this wiki for the following reasons:
- Reccurring vandalism or spamming
- Reccurring misuse of the notation system for edit summaries.
- Deliberately misgendering (i.e. using the wrong pronouns) and otherwise disrespecting people's stated facts about their person and identity.
- Recurring harassment, including hounding, personal or legal threats, posting of personal information, repeated messaging and ignoring their request to be left alone
- Continual edit warring
- Making a personal attack on another user
- Asking other users personal information such as age, location, etc.
See more information about blocking guidelines on the Blocking guidelines page.
Blocks will begin at 24 hours and will increase depending on the number of offenses and type of offense. If you feel you have been blocked unfairly, you can reach out to an administrator on their user Talk page.
- Use Talk pages when necessary to communicate desired changes, recommendations or when needing to ask questions about the content. Access an articles Talk page by clicking the ellipsis ( ⋮ ) at the top of the page and selecting Talk from the drop down menu.
- Use Talk pages appropriately.
- Make sure to check if a topic is already under discussion.
- When starting a new topic, ensure to add a topic header to the page.
- Be civil and open to discussion.
- Stay on topic.
- Be respectful of User talk pages.
- When contacting members directly, remember to be friendly and civil.
- Don't spam their talk page, try to be concise and brief on why you are making direct contact.
- Do not intrude in to a conversation between other members unless they've requested your input or are seeking community feedback.
Page Protection Rules
The majority of pages on this wiki will remain unprotected to encourage all users to edit. Pages will only be protected if there is a specific need, such as:
- Vandalism has persisted over a long period of time.
- Stopping an edit war.
- Protect the proper display of the wiki (i.e. wiki logo, frequently used templates, the main page, policy pages, etc.).
Unacceptable reasons for protecting reasons can include:
- Disagreeing with an administrator or moderator; this is conflict of interest.
- Reserving the page to be edited later.
- Marking a page as done -- wiki pages are never done, as language can always be improved upon.
To request an article be protected or to have the protection level be reviewed, please contact an administrator or content moderator on their wall.
In some instances, a normally restricted page may be left unrestricted to allow simple edits by the community. Be sure to check the Talk pages for any clarifying rules that page may have for edits, i.e. the main page.
- General questions or concerns requiring admin attention can be posted on the Journey Wiki:Admin noticeboard.
- Directly contacting admins on their talk page is welcome. The active community administrators are listed on the Community portal page.
- Allow time for Admin responses. In most cases you will receive a response within a few days.
Pathway to Adminship and Wiki Moderators
- Only users who have been active on the wiki for 6 months or more are eligible.
- Any user can recommend another user. However, users who have been previously blocked in the past may be automatically rejected for consideration. Nominations are approved by the admin team, based on general requirements set up on the wiki.
- Users interested in applying should create a discussion page to discuss their candidacy and allow response from the community.
- The page must list their reasons on why they are interested in the role and how they would help improve the wiki.
- The page should then be listed on the Journey Wiki:Admin noticeboard along with a brief notice to the admins.
- A unanimous decision from the active admins is needed for the role change to be approved.
- Role changes are granted with a 1 year probationary period. Based on contributions and performance, a role may be offered for an extended period of time after the probationary period has ended.