|This page contains The Vault's administration policy. It describes rules for the blocking of users, page deletion and protection as well as other rules for the wiki's administrators and moderators.|
Editors whose contributions are clearly disruptive to the site or who fail to behave appropriately towards other contributors may be blocked. The possible reasons for blocking include (but are not limited to):
- Personal attacks or threats towards other editors
- Violating site policies
- Spamming links to external sites
- Abusing multiple accounts
- Creating an account with an unacceptable username
Usually, the block duration is:
- Three days for the first offense
- One week for the second offense
- One month for the third offense
- Any additional offenses may result in a permanent ban (only for registered users).
These are just guidelines for usual cases. Blocks and their duration are generally up to the discretion of The Vault's administrators.
- Pages which do not fulfil the content criteria should be deleted.
- User pages may be deleted at the request of the user they belong to.
Most pages should remain unprotected and allow editing by both anonymous and registered users. Protection is generally only applied to:
- Critical parts of the site. This includes pages like the main page or widely used templates.
- Articles which are frequently targets of vandalism.
- Pages which are the "battleground" for an edit war. If a set of editors repeatedly reverts each other's changes, an administrator may protect the page to encourage them to resolve the dispute in a different manner (i.e. by discussion as appropriate).
User pages may be protected at the request of the respective user.
In general, page protection should only be applied as long as necessary. Especially articles should only be protected for a reasonably short timeframe.
Rules for administrators
- If an administrator is involved in an editing dispute, they should not use admin abilities or status to solve it. Ask another user or admin to mediate.
- Administrators are allowed to undo each other's administrative actions. However, it is expected that the one who reverts an action explains the reason for the revert. In addition, if the admin whose action was undone disagrees with the revert, they should contact the reverter and discuss instead of simply reverting the revert. If consensus cannot be reached, a third admin should be asked to mediate.