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Blocking is how an Inheriwiki administrator prevents a user or IP address/range from editing Inheriwiki. This may be performed for various reason, and the length may vary depending on the situation.
Grounds for blockingEdit
- Inappropriate accounts
- Disruptive username with offensive, confusing, random, or unreadable text or characters
- Inappropriate language
- Impersonation of other people
- Names used by known vandals
- Disruptive edits/uploads
- Disruptive blanking
- Disruptive pagemove
- Blatant/malicious cross-wiki vandalism under a vandalism-only account (Wikia accounts are shared by all Wikias except Uncyclopedia)
- Excessive reverting/edit wars
- This does not include reversions of vandalism.
- Abusive sockpuppets
- Multiple accounts used by the same user for abusive purposes.
- Posting of personal information
- Phone numbers
- Personal attacks which place users in danger
- Legal threats
Block length benchmarksEdit
- Please note that the following are only benchmarks. The final decision for each incident is left to the discretion of the blocking administrator.
|Grounds for blocking||First instance||Second instance||Third instance||Repeated|
|Abusive sockpuppets|| Infinite if confirmed (I.e. through CheckUser)|
The sockpuppeteer shall receive only 1 warning
|Vandalism/Spam/Disruption/Excessive reverting/edit wars (IP)||(Warning)||Up to 24h||Up to 1 fortnight||1-3 month(s)|
|Vandalism/Spam/Disruption/Excessive reverting/edit wars (Registered User)||24h - 1week||Up to 1 month||Infinite|
|AOL or similar ISPs||15-30 min.||24-48h||Up to 1 week (Range block)|
| Posting of personal information|
Administrators: Please purge the history of those edits should such an incident occur
|Personal attacks which place users in danger|
|Open proxies||3 months||6 months||Administrator's discretion|
|Others/Special incidents||Such incidents, depending on circumstances, reasons, and severity, are left to the discretion of the blocking administrator. Examples may include known vandals and vandalism IP ranges, confirmed by CheckUser.|
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