- As per Wikia's guidelines, you must be 13 years or older to make an account here. If anyone is found to be under the age limit, they will be banned, whether they use an unregistered or registered account..
- No cussing, swearing, obscene language, or profanity of any sort. (Even if it is abbreviated!)
- Strictly no spamming.
- No mature references.
- No dissing anyone. (Including yourself.)
- Do not edit just for the sake of editing. Just because you have more edits or badges than another user, that doesn't mean you are more important than they are. Quality over quantity.
- Only edit your own user page, not anyone else's. (Unless you get permission from the other user first.)
- 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.")
- Don't mini-mod. If you see a user breaking a rule, don't tell him, tell an admin and they will take care of it.
- Multiple accounts are not allowed. If you make a second account after being banned, you will be found out and the duplicate account(s) will be permanently banned.
- Absolutely no vandalism allowed!
- If you are unfamiliar with the formatting while editing a page, ask an admin for help. We would much rather help you than to fix a page that was ruined by formatting errors.
- This could be considered a "catch all" rule, but for the sake of it will be included separately: Be kind and respect all other users. Especially admins who have the authority to block anyone who gets out of line.
- Do not take other users' images without asking their permission first.
- All images must relate to the TUGS series in some way.
- Make sure that what you name the image makes sense. In other words, do not name an image "jbf2354438fbcjw*Y78283eR%$&R&%.jpg", "Picture 004.JPG", "Capture 005.png" or similar. Name it after the article and what number image it is, for example, "Jinxed6.jpg" or similar.
- Do not add a "width" to any gallery.
- Do not upload really small images (reccomended: 576x768 for PAL screenshots, 480x640 for NTSC screenshots, and at least 1000x1000 for large photo scans).
- Do not upload duplicate images unless yours is in better quality than the existing one. Tell an admin in this case so he can remove the inferior one.
- Do not upload edited pictures.
- Do not upload blurry images.
- Do not upload fan-made images.
- When uploading more than one image to a page, please try to edit the page you're uploading them to one time only. In other words, add all of the pictures you want to upload and then save the page. This will save the admins some time when going through the recent changes.
- When uploading pictures scanned from magazines and books, please make sure to crop out any text or blank space.
- Avoid uploading screenshots from a video-sharing site such as YouTube, unless this is the only place where the picture can be obtained.
Talk Page/Message Wall Rules
- No content except vandalism, broken links, and profanity may be removed from any user talk page/message wall. Off topic posts may be removed from article talk pages.
- While not mandatory, we are asking users to not change their signatures to only words. Signatures are required on talk pages to identify messages. And, 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.
- While not officially a "rule", we ask that all members please remember to sign all comments with four tildes (Ten Cents rocks HARD! 21:02, August 15, 2012 (UTC)).
- 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.
- Don't rewrite other user's messages.
- Don't answer messages left for other users.
- Leaving messages on your own wall is considered spam. Doing so is not "talking to everyone" as no one gets a notification saying that you've left the message.
- All blog posts must pertain to Tugs or boats/related television programmes in a way.
- 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.)
- Blog comments must keep on topic as the blog post dictates.
- Comments left on blogs must be longer than one word and must say more than just "I like this", "This is cool", etc.
- The Wikia wasn't created to be a blogging site, so keep blogging to a minimum.
- No "test blogs" or "test comments" just for the sake of earning points. They are pointless and just clog up the activity feed.
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:
- All admins are required to contact/warn "offending" members before blocking them. This will give the member time to voice their reasons for his/her actions. But so that order is kept, there will only be 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, users who are exceptionally rude, or unregistered users, all of whom can be immediately IP blocked.
- All active admins have to agree upon a rule and it's 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. If there is only one active admin, no changes may be made to the rules.
- Before a user is granted admin or ChatMod status, all active admins have to agree upon the candidate.
- An admin is considered inactive after being away from the Wikia for three months.
Failure to abide by any of these rules may result in blockage. Thank you - TUGS Wiki Staff