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Official Policy Page
This page shows information about the official policies of My Singing Monsters Wiki. Please read this page to understand the dos and don'ts of behavior in this wiki.

Within the My Singing Monsters Wiki, there are certain users granted with extra rights to help moderate or access and edit more aspects of the wiki. This page will detail exactly what each of these roles entail and how you can obtain these rights.

Getting User Rights

You can receive user rights either by asking or being contacted by a Bureaucrat or Administrator. Administrators can grant the Discussion Moderator and Rollbacker roles, and Bureaucrats can grant all roles. There are some prerequisites to get user rights, so if it is evident that you don’t qualify, you should hold off on asking until you gain more experience or qualifications.

More to be added…

Add information about Demotion and limit of Moderators for Discussions

Conduct

All people with user rights are expected to follow all policies and guidelines. Editors with higher status are not better than anyone else.

Rollbacks

Rollbackers, or Rollbacks, are editors that have been entrusted with the rollback tool. This tool can undo any user’s edit in one click, which is used to stop malicious spam or vandalism. Rollbacks are expected not to use the rollback tool to revert non-malicious edits.

Discussion Moderators

Discussion Moderators, also known as Thread Moderators, take charge in moderating the Discussions Forums. Additionally, they can moderate messages on Blogs and Message Walls.

Abilities

  • Can edit or delete Discussion posts, comments on Discussions and Blog posts, and messages from User Message Walls.
  • Change the tags or categories of Discussion posts.
  • View Reported posts and messages to delete or keep.
  • Lock Discussion posts to prevent others from leaving comments.
  • Post Announcements.

Expectations

Discussion Moderators are expected to follow and enforce the Discussions Guidelines in order to keep messages relevant and appropriate. Use good judgement when removing messages, making sure that only messages that violate the rules are removed. Also be careful not to remove a post just because comments are inappropriate. Oftentimes those replies can be removed and a warning may be issued. For large threads of inappropriate replies or heated arguments, locking or deleting the thread may be necessary. Another tool that may be utilized is the edit tool. This should not be used to completely change the content of someone’s message or even fix typos. Editing should be use to remove/replace small uses of profanity, or excessive bolding, italics, underlining, and CAPS. If you find yourself changing the meaning of what was said with your edit, then the message is probably best deleted instead.

In addition to finding problems by viewing all messages that are posted, you will also get reports via an @ mention, a message on your message wall, or through the Reported messages screen.

An important thing to keep in mind is not to argue with problematic users. You should clarify a moderation decision if it is unclear, or direct them to your message wall to discuss it in more detail. If they start being rude or combative, you should cease the conversation and contact an admin to block them.

Blocking is one of the most severe punishments on the wiki. It prevents people from making edits, posting, or commenting for a certain amount of time, or indefinitely. If someone repeatedly causes problems, you can contact an Administrator on their Message Wall to block them.

Announcements are used to convey polls or messages about recent wiki changes or for news regarding the game. It is expected not to spam these. It is encouraged to talk with other moderators or admins if you are unsure about making an announcement.

Content Moderators

Content Moderators have a set of tools that allows them to preform more actions while editing. Additionally, Content Moderators may assist Administrators in dealing with vandalism and may help solve disputes between users. (More to come)

  • Edit some protected pages
  • Can protect/unprotect pages.
  • Can delete pages/images
  • Can edit protected pages.
  • Automatically have their edits marked patrolled.
  • All other Rollback tools.

They are expected to do the following:

  • Be very careful when deleting pages; ensure only be deleting pages marked as spam or vandalism.
  • Do not pre-emptively protect pages just because you just do.
  • All other expectations of Rollbacks.

Administrators

Administrators have the following:

  • Can block/unblock users.
  • Can edit the CSS and MediaWikis of the wiki.
  • All other Content Moderator tools.
  • All other Discussion Moderator tools.
  • Can grant any user with Rollback or Discussion Moderator rights.

They are expected to do the following:

  • Do not block other users simply because of rivalry.
  • Use the block tool with total caution. You may be reported to Wikia Staff if you block a user without a legitimate reason.
  • Ensure your coding is very good if you plan to edit the CSS or the MediaWikis of the wiki. If you are not sure, ask another admin around the wiki, or ask Community Central for help.
  • Ensure you give the right user the right tool(s), and only give if they are truly trustworthy.
  • All other expectations of Content Moderators and Discussion Moderators.

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats have the following:

  • Can grant any user with Bureaucrat, Administrator, Content Moderator, Discussion Moderator, or Rollback rights.

They are expected to do the following:

  • Be a very experienced user, with strong leadership skills, strong wiki skills, and overall good user to lead the wiki.
  • Ensure you give the right user the right tool(s), and only give if they are truly trustworthy, most especially promoting users to Administrator or Bureaucrat.
  • All other expectations of Administrators.

Coloring

The coloring scheme goes like this:

  • Wikia Staff – Baby Shellbeat lavender 2
  • SOAP and Vanguard – Shellbeat purple
  • Helpers and Voldev – PomPom pink
  • Bots – Noggin grey
  • Bureaucrats – Furcorn green
  • Administrators – Deedge cyan
  • Content Moderators – Bowgart blue
  • Rollbacks – Rare Deedge blue
  • Discussion Moderators - Poewk Teal
  • Monster-Handlers - Rare Tring yellow

Anyone with a higher role, such as Content Moderator + Discussion Moderator, gets whatever their highest role's color is. The exception is Monster-Handlers, which receive Rare Tring yellow regardless of other statuses.

List of colors

A list of colors had been suggested. Some of them made it to being part of the coloring scheme; some have not.

  • Rare Deedge blue
  • Bowgart blue
  • Deedge cyan
  • Poewk teal
  • Furcorn green
  • Noggin grey
  • PomPom pink
  • Shellbeat purple
  • Riff orange
  • Hoola yellow
  • Rare Tring yellow
  • Rare Bowgart white
  • Mammott white
  • Baby Shellbeat lavender 1
  • Baby Shellbeat lavender 2
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