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Endless Ocean Wikia!

No matter if you're new or old to this site or to the games, the administrator asks that you please follow these rules! It would be preferred to keep this wikia safe for people of any age to look at, so the rules work as a guideline for that.

General Rules

  1. No cussing, swearing, obscene language, or profanity of any sort (Even if it's abbreviated!), and no language inappropriate for younger audiences or individuals in a professional workplace/school environment.
  2. No spamming or vandalism of any sort.
  3. Do not edit just for the sake of editing. Just because you have more edits than another user, that doesn't mean you are more important than they are.
    • When editing a page pertaining to an in-game object, please try to italicise in-game descriptions and place them within quotation marks (example: "like this phrase here").
    • Bold and capitalize the name of the object or group of objects in the introduction paragraph (for instance, a page about Persian cats would be introduced with "Persian Cats are an artificially-selected breed of cats that are known for their flattened faces and long fur."), but there is no need to do so within the rest of the page.
    • Try to avoid using personal pronouns (such as I, me, my, etc) when editing a page; a few exceptions to this rule can be made.
  4. Only edit your own user page, not anyone else's (unless you get permission from the other user first).
  5. Sarcastic attitudes, unless properly executed, are not accepted. (An example of badly executed sarcasm: "Don't know me? Then too bad. I'm not worth looking up.")
  6. This could be considered a "catch all" rule, but for the sake of it will be included separately: Be kind and respect all users, even yourself! That means no insults, no targeted vandalism, and no arguments (However, see the header "Debate Rules" for clarification on what an argument is).
  7. Try only to add the "stub" template to pages that really need it! If a page has sufficient information on its subject, as well as an image or two (and perhaps a template), it is not a stub. Pages with less than five hundred characters can be considered stubs, even if they have an image or a template.

Image Rules

Image Title Rules

When you upload images, make sure that they are named properly and relate to Endless Ocean, unless they are for a profile picture or a user page and thus pertain to your interests. For instance, do not name an image with gibberish (like "kkvb3bbb45uuudsuoi35hrabdl.jpg", for example) and do not upload an image with its default name (such as "Image 004.jpg" or "Capture 007.png"; renaming can be done in your computer's file explorer by right-clicking on an image and then clicking the "rename" option from there). The title of the image should have the name of the page it is on (or relate to it) and the image number of that object it is, such as "dark statue.jpg" or BigeyeTrevally3.jpg". Spaces and capitalization are allowed, but try to keep punctuation to a minimum, and try to keep the image title as short as possible.

Other rules to follow

  1. All images must relate to Endless Ocean in some way.
  2. Do NOT take other users' images without asking their permission first. If any cases of plagiarism are brought to the admin's attention, they will ensure that it was genuine plagiarism, and not just an accident, before taking any action. However, the individual who plagiarized will get a one-day ban if it was not an accident.
  3. Do not upload really small images.
  4. Do not upload duplicate images. If this happens, the admin will either delete the most recent version of the dupe, or they will delete the one that is higher-quality.
  5. Do not upload obviously-edited pictures unless you get permission from an admin first.
  6. Do not upload pics with watermarks or any similar features unless you get permission from an admin first. Such features imposed by Akira, however, are allowed.
  7. When a creature has two different names in the North American and European releases of the games, use of either name is acceptable. However, be sure to spell it properly in either case, and label it properly according to the Image Title Rules outlined above.

Video Rules

  1. When you upload videos please name them with the creature, location, or item they pertain to and the type of video it is. The types of videos include the following, but ask an admin if you're not sure what to categorise a video as.
    • Walkthrough
    • Narration
    • Location
    • Gameplay
  2. Don't upload duplicate videos.
  3. Avoid uploading videos with watermarks if possible. If you're not sure about what can be uploaded, ask an administrator for clarification.
  4. Do not upload videos that do not contain genuine gameplay. This includes videos with heavily edited footage, parody videos, or animations, unless they are informational. This is to be determined by the admin.

Talk Page Rules

  1. No content except vandalism, broken links, and profanity may be removed from any user talk page. Off topic posts may be removed from article talk pages.
  2. While not really a "rule", we ask that all members please remember to sign all talk page comments with four tildes (~~~~).
    • While not mandatory, we are also asking users to not change their signatures to only words. Signatures are required on talk pages to identify messages, so if a user's signature doesn't link to their user page or user talk page, it makes it difficult to tell who left which post.
  3. Article talk pages, like the template header at the top states, are there for discussing changes to the article, not for a discussion about the topic in question.
  4. Don't rewrite other user's messages.
  5. Don't answer messages left for other users.

Blog Rules

  1. All blog posts must pertain to Endless Ocean.
  2. Nothing overly personal or pointless should even be considered worthy of a blog post. (Pointless subjects include but are not limited to: games, number of edits one has, spam from other websites, certain types of polls, announcing an acquisition to your collection, etc.)
  3. Blog posts can have a certain degree of freedom from Blog Rule 1 if they're a series of ocean related stories.
  4. Blog comments must keep on topic as the blog post dictates.

Chat Rules

  1. Keep it clean! Anyone who posts something violating the General Rules will be kicked from the chat.
  2. If anyone says anything inappropriate in the chat, please report them to an admin on the Wikia. You must provide proof to back up your claim (screen capture, etc.) as we don't want to block users unnecessarily.
  3. Please keep the chat for important and public matters. If you have something private to talk about with another user, schedule a time with the person and use the PM (Private Message) system.

Debate Rules

A debate is classified as two or more individuals respectfully presenting opinions based on a set of facts. The key words here are respectfully and facts. Do not present an argument against your opponent in a rude manner, do not insult them or their argument, and do not use profanity in your argument, no matter how worked-up you may be. The "facts" part means that, to support your opinion, you must use factual information that has a reliable source, whether the information pertains to the game itself or something related to the game (debates pertaining to subjects outside of Endless Ocean are not allowed, and the conversations shall be deleted and the users may perhaps be blocked for a short period of time to prevent further arguments).

Those are all of the rules that apply to general users! If any new admins get added to the Wikia, the below set of rules is for them. Thank you!

- Nick (Nocturnalia)

Admin Rules

As well as the above rules, admins have other obligations to help keep the Wikia fair and clean at the same time. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. All admins are required to contact/warn "offending" members before blocking them. This will give the member time to voice their reasons for their actions. The offended has three warnings ("strikes") before the member in question is blocked for however long the admin in charge of the case sees fit. DISCLAIMER: This rule does not apply to users who spam, vandalize, swear, offend other users, users who are exceptionally rude, or unregistered users.
  2. All active admins have to agree upon a rule and its phrasing before it can be added. This way, all of the admins can add in their own ideas and no one can make the rules work to their personal advantage.
  3. Before a user is granted admin status, all active admins have to agree upon the candidate.
  4. An admin is considered inactive after being away from the Wikia for three months.

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