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This pages covers general rules and guidelines related to editing on the Battle Cats Wiki. For advice on the skill of editing, see the Editing Manual.

Summary[]

The most important thing when editing is to have fun! Unveil your knowledge and help others.

  • Be kind to other users when editing! Make sure to not be hostile in edit summaries, and don't repeatedly revert good-faith edits. When you are nice to other people it helps them to gain confidence and contribute positively to the wiki.

Etiquette[]

This section covers etiquette expected of users when editing the wiki.

User Pages[]

If a page begins with User:<name> or User blog:<name> where <name> is your username, then it is your user page. You own these pages, so the content guidelines above don't apply. However, there are a few rules that still need to be upheld:

  • Fandom's ToU and the general wiki rules still apply. Don't impersonate people, don't spread disinformation, don't add copyrighted material that does not qualify as fair use.
  • Don't pretend to be a member of staff, don't add in a false block notice, don't add in zalgo text or any unnecessarily long textwalls.
  • Don't cause unnecessary problems for moderators. If a page has a broken link or a script error, staff need to fix this since it distracts them from being able to diagnose actual problems on wiki content pages. Especially:
    • Do not write a meme name for a cat in {{CatGuide}} or {{Nyanko}}.
    • If there is an infobox with an image option, do not put in something like "none": there is no File:None on the wiki and so doing that will cause it to be regarded as a broken file link.
    • If you see that your page is in Category:Pages with broken file links or Category:Pages with script errors, make sure to fix this. If a new BCEN update has recently come out and you haven't edited your page, then it might be fixed by staff shortly; otherwise it is likely you did something wrong when you last edited the page. Pages may be locked or deleted if these rules are continuously broken.

Summaries[]

Before you save an edit, you have the option to add a summary. Most edits will not need a summary, due to being self-explanatory in both what was changed and why, but if it may be difficult to understand just by looking at the diff then it is worthwhile to explain a little further. Make sure that when you enter a summary, you follow these rules:

  • Don't be hostile towards users. If someone makes a mistake correct their mistake, and unless it is clear vandalism assume good faith.
  • Don't undo additive edits without giving an explanation. It's fine to undo an edit, but it's not helpful to the user who made the edit, or indeed anyone else, if you don't explain your rationale behind it. Clear vandalism, misinformation or otherwise extremely poorly-formed edits are an exception to this.
  • If you are removing a large amount of information, again, explain why, otherwise your edit can be misconstrued as vandalism.
  • Don't lie, such as adding in something controversial with the summary "Grammar mistakes". Such an offence can lead to a block without warning.
  • Be positive! If a user has made a good edit (even if there are a few mistakes that you are fixing up) then commend them for their efforts!

Edit Wars[]

The wiki relies on an eclectic set of users voluntarily making edits to ensure that it continues to provide high-quality information. As such, sometimes conflicts arise – an "edit war" is where users do not agree on a particular edit and so constantly back-and-forth undo each others' edits. Edit wars are heavily discouraged, and excessive warring may lead to all users involved receiving a block. Instead of edit warring, it is recommended to do one of the following:

  • Talk to the other user. This should be the first instinct when a conflict arises; the best way to end a conflict is discussion. If you cannot come to an agreement, then talk to users outside of the conflict: have the community come to a majority consensus which every editor must respect.
  • Talk to staff. This should only occur if the user is vandalising, inserting incorrect information or going against a consensus decision made prior. Generally, the user will be warned, but in cases of repeated offences by different users the page may be protected so that non-staff users cannot edit it.

Vandalism[]

See w:Help:Vandalism.

Editing Manual[]

For information on content formatting and other details, see the Editing Manual.
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