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Vandalism is not a major issue on this wiki, but I would like to propose some guidelines for the consequences of vandalizing:
- Vandalism: 1 month ban
- Offensive vandalism: 3 month ban
This may seem a bit harsh, but in my mind it is a necessary step to effectively prevent recurring vandalism. Users who vandalize actively choose to take offensive action against the wiki, and a zero-tolerance policy is in some cases the most effective means of prevention.
Obviously we need to be very careful with what we label as vandalism, as in many cases poor or faulty edits can be made in good faith. Such a long ban should only be executed in cases where there is no doubt the actions in question were made with harmful intent. In uncertain cases, admins should first explain the error to the user in question, then warn him or her.
Offensive vandalism is immature, destructive and a waste of the editors' time, and should be harshly struck down when it occurs.
Start: 20:00, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
Ends: 20:00, September 30, 2010 (UTC)