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This policy is under construction

Contrary to popular belief, staff are an exempt from local policies because they are high in power. In reality, all staff have an additional set of rules to follow, along with the local policies.

  • Follow all our policies. Even with your membership of the Dinosaur Island Wikia Staff, you are not excused of all policies, and such, you must still follow them.
  • Don`t abuse power. Once you gain your rights, don`t use them to play around the wiki, especially for those who have bureaucrat rights.

You are not a God of this wiki

Just because you have unlimited powers here doesn't mean you are the God of this wiki. You are meant to look after it, and you are looked up upon by all other users

Blocking Users

Main Article: Blocking Policy

When blocking users, please see the Blocking Policy for reference. Please be warned that blocking users simply because they 'edit' pages and think it is vandalism is against Wikia`s Community Creation Policy. Doing so will alert Wikia staff, and you`ll be in big trouble, either this site will be closed or your account will be blocked.

Deletion of Content

While admins have power over deletion of content, please remember to put the {{delete}} template on the File page`s description, or on the top of an article. An article/file must be deleted if:

  • It is fan fiction
  • It contains content that violates Wikia`s terms of use

An article/file must not be deleted if:

  • It contains deleted content
  • It is considered an official policy by the community
  • It violates the Manual of style. Rather, warn the author/contributor
  • It contains copyrighted content. However, please ask the uploader is he/she had permission from the copyright holder

Writing DNN Posts

To write a DNN post, go to this page and follow these steps.

  1. Click the edit button
  2. Write the name of your post and put it in a Header 1
    1. It should look like this:
==Name of Post==
  1. Place the date via this format: month number/day/year
  2. Write your name and link it
    1. It should look like this in the source code:
==Name of Post==
'''Date Posted''': mm/dd/yy<br/>'''Author''': [[User:(Your Name)|(Your Name)]]
  1. Write what you want and you're done!

Ownership

There is a lot of confusion about this topic. Admins or founders are NOT the owners of a wiki, like this one for example. Wikis are meant to be a community of like-minded fans, where everyone has a hand in making decisions as a group. As such, no single user owns a wiki, and that includes founders and administrators. Communities are owned by their members, and everyone is welcome to edit and contribute.

(TBA)

What a True Moderator Is

  • He/She Facilitates the Chat. As a Dinosaur Island Wikia chatmod, your primary focus is on encouraging conversation, supporting users and, in general, making sure Community Central chat is a welcome environment for all. The ideal chatmod is encouraging, and helps people feel supported and empowered. Chatmods are not 'police', they are guides and try to move the channel gently towards being a better place for all.
  • He/She is Friendly. The most important role of a chat moderator is in setting the tone of the channel. If you are friendly and welcoming, others will follow your lead. If others in the channel are rude or confrontational, always react calmly and politely. Avoid responding in kind, even if provoked.
  • He/She Assumes Good Faith. Since Dinosaur Island Wikia is open for anyone to contribute to, users of all skill levels and opinions are welcome to participate. There may be users who join Community Central chat who are unfamiliar with what being in a joint chatroom is like - assume that these users want to be a part of the discussion and that any mistake they make is just that - a mistake. Be kind in your correction and offer education to them.
  • He/She is a Leader. The best leaders lead by example - in communications, in supporting new users, in offering assistance to all, and in facilitating conversation within Dinosaur Island Wikia chat. Chat moderators are not "in charge" of the channel, but represent the community and Wikia as leaders.
  • He/She Kicks/Bans Carefully. Kickbanning should never be your first option when facing a challenging person in Dinosaur Island Wikia chat. Kickbans should be used only in extreme circumstances; kickbanning is NOT a tool to "handle" someone you find annoying. After all, everyone is welcome in Dinosaur Island Wikia chat.
  • He/She Keeps it Fun. Chat should be fun for all participants - including chatmods! If you find yourself getting stressed, it's always OK to take a break. Chat is a great tool for meeting great people and building community, so relax, enjoy yourself, and help others have a good time, too!

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