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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
    1. Disruptive username with offensive, confusing, random, or unreadable text or characters
    2. Inappropriate language
    3. Impersonation of other people
    4. Names used by known vandals
      • etc.
  • Vandalism
    1. Disruptive edits/uploads
    2. Disruptive blanking
    3. Disruptive pagemove
    4. Blatant/malicious cross-wiki vandalism under a vandalism-only account (Wikia accounts are shared by all Wikias except Uncyclopedia)
      • etc.
  • Spam
  • Disruption
  • 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
    • Addresses
      • etc.
  • 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
Inappropriate accounts/usernames Infinite
Vandalism-only accounts
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
(Severe Warning) Infinite
Personal attacks which place users in danger
Legal threats
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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