Considering the outbreak of inconsistencies and downright annoyingness, the policies are now going to be listed here in full for reference. Any user is welcome to make suggestions on the talk page that the admins will decide on adding or not.
Mary Sue Policy
As you may have heard, numerous people have been calling certain characters "Mary Sues". If you don't know what a Mary Sue is, you may want to check its Tv Tropes page. Our definition is, though, a character (usually an edited pic of another character) that is mostly generally liked by all the characters in the story they're in, then hated, and/or annoyed, by the users. Also, a character that has far too many skills and mostly no weaknesses. This includes, but is not limited to: Bull running, bungee jumping, sky diving, hang gliding, base jumping, wake boarding, snowboarding, scuba diving, treasure hunting, whip cracking, head banging, foot stomping, ski jumping, snake charming, cow tipping, hamster chasing, cake baking, and car washing, among other activities. If they have more than four of this skills, (or less, if they brag about it) they are a Mary Sue by our definition. A user that makes a Mary Sue character will recieve a warning on the article's talk page, then their user talk page. If they refuse to change it, or change it slightly and think it's good, it may result in a block from 3 days to a week, depending on how they reacted to the warnings. If a user repeatedly and purposely makes their character a Mary Sue, they may be repeatedly blocked for a longer period each time, until an eternal block is set. A Mary Sue will be deleted if not changed.
Edited Character Picture
If you take an existing character's picture and edit it to make it another character, no matter how hard you try, how good it looks, it will be deleted. That is all. No exceptions.
Personal Use Images
It's okay if you want to upload a non-PnF related image for use in your Userpage and Talk Page, but the image is HIGHLY PROHIBITED for use in regular pages, except if the page topic corresponds to the topic of the image. Failure to keep it in only your userpage, talk page or a page with a corresponding topic will lead to file deletion.
Adopting a Page
With our wiki just starting out there may not be any abandoned pages. However you can still adopt one and revamp it, to keep the stale pages fresh. To adopt an abandoned page, the page must meet these requirements:
- The page has to be not edited in personality, appearance, or in other aspects, unless it has been edited for grammar, spelling, etc. in six months.
- The creator of the page must be alerted through a message on their talk page about this. If they approve, you get the page! If they don't... sorry. If they don't respond at all, after one week, the admins decide if the user should or should not have the page.
- The creator of the page must have not been active in two months
- The user must at least have 5 original characters or at least 5 stories or has more than 250 edits and must not have committed vandalism, and approved by the admins.
Copying/Parodying Others' Characters
Copying and/or borrowing ideas from other user's stories and/or characters is a frustrating problem in our community. This is totally against the rules, and is not accepted on this wiki. If a character resembles closely or is exactly like another previously made character, a message will be left on the article's talk page and the creator's user talk page, warning them. All copied characters cases should be taken to the admins to be dealt with. Also, making parodies of other characters (such as making a counterpart to a character) that do not belong to you will be dealt with also. If one refuses to change the copy, the article will be deleted and the user blocked because of insubordination.
Just in case there are ever any complaints with people stealing others' ideas, I made a forum, called Forum:"Copycats" Policy. Also, I am posting up all pages that are obvious copies of copyrighted songs by companies, no matter what. I am not going to have this wiki sued for plagiarism, ya hear people?
Any user may create a crossover with virtually any series, from Harry Potter to Dora the Explorer, but they must remember to keep it in mind that at least one of the shows, is a children's show, and that there are children on this very wiki. They want to avoid profanity, and just, adult-ish subjects in general. For example, if one would like to crossover with a more adult show, such as Family Guy or The Simpsons, they should remember to keep the language and plots more on the Wild Kratts side. Also if you ever do create an article that contains mature content be sure to use the mature template.
In addition, if one chooses to crossover with another series, any characters from that series mustn't have an article. For example, if you made a Futurama crossover, you shouldn't make an article about Leela on here. If there is a Futurama Fanon Wiki, well, you could add the story onto there as well, and add the information onto Leela's Futurama Fanon article, and interwiki link them.
People sometimes state their religion and, while not a problem in itself, gets to become a problem when they completely overdo it. Talk about religious things isn't exactly banned, however, it isn't advised. Some users are of other religions, and some don't even have one. This is not a social networking site. If you'd like to discuss your religious views, take it to Facebook or Myspace, not here. We want this place to feel open to users of all shapes, sizes, religions, languages, and ethnicities. If we start overly discussing a certain religion, it may just feel like a user of another doesn't belong there, so we want to keep little to no mention of one's religion and, if one must mention it, to write it from an unbiased point of view and to not make it feel like they are trying to convert someone to their religion. Do not upload religion-related pictures, avoid mentioning it too often. The very maximum is a small mention of it on your userpage, or a small mention of it in a story.
Avatar Creator Websites
Sometimes people like to upload of images created on other websites, mainly websites that allow you to design a character we figured it was time to come to this issue. If you want to use an avatar creator to create an avatar of yourself to show a general image of how you look without using an actual picture, go for it. If you want your character to have an image from an avatar creator, that's where it gets tricky. If your character has no image, this can't be the only one. If your character already has an image in Wild Kratts style, then it's allowed. If the image is not in Wild Kratts style, then you can't use an avatar creator image until there is one. Please note: PBS Kids official Wild Kratts creator cannot be used.
Page Length and Chapters
A page should have at least three paragraphs on it. A couple sentences and two trivia, an infobox, and a quote do not cut it. Try to keep pages in the same format as the characters pages. Also, if a story is more than one chapter long, please do not make seperate pages for each chapter. Use tabbed pages or section headings. We encourage you to join together loose pages. If you have any questions about tabbed pages, please ask User:TheLivingTobeyMcCallister.
This website is for Wild Kratts fan works. This is not a site to talk about your life. This is not a site to obsess about ponies, or lions, or even amazing races. (unless they are from WK) All comments deemed "off-topic" and/or unrelated to Wild Kratts in some way will be deleted. However, comments about your personal life are not allowed if you're ranting. Funny stories, however, are allowed. We all love funny stories. Fanart unrelated to Wild Kratts Fanon in any way is also not allowed on blogs unless it is your art. Users made into cartoons or something is allowed.
If a user is blocked, for whatever reason, and you are somehow in contact with them, any messages from them posted anywhere for whatever reason are to be deleted. A user doing this will be blocked after the third instance.
More to be Announced
If you have a suggestion for policies, please suggest them on the talk page.
Have any regards of our policies? Contact one of our admins.