UDWiki:Administration/Policy Discussion/Promotion of Zerging should be considered vandalism

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The UDWiki:Vandalism policy should be amended in order to accomodate Urban Deads only rule, namely;

Am I allowed to play multiple characters?

You are, provided that they lead completely separate existences within the game - your characters should not collaborate, nor share (or stand outside) the same building. Multiple characters found to be working together in a suspicious fashion will be automatically flagged, penalised or even banned permanently by the system. If you're running a few characters, it's best to make sure that they stay in separate suburbs.

Suggested ammendments

Modify the Some examples of Vandalism paragraph as follows;

Some examples of Vandalism

Some acts, by their general nature, are almost always considered vandalism. There's almost no reason why a person would commit such acts in good faith. These are:

  • Adding invisible commerical links to a page. This is commonly known as wikispamming, and it is commonly used as an attempt by outside sources to improve their page rankings. Since these links never actually contribute anything to the wiki, we consider these edits to be clear vandalism - they're certainly not an attempt to improve the wiki.
  • Impersonating another user. It is possible to make a comment on the wiki that does not look like it is from yourself, but instead is from another user. Of course, the fact that you edited the page will always exist, so such acts rarely go unnoticed. We expect that, if you're commenting, you're commenting as yourself. If you're serious about improving the wiki, we feel that you should be more than willing to attach your comments to yourself, so if you're attaching them to someone else, we really have to assume that you're trying to do bad things to them. This doesn't improve the wiki, so we consider it clear vandalism.
  • Blanking pages, or blanking sections. Because we have a Deletion process, there's no need to wipe pages (if you don't want your own page around, UDWiki:Administration/Speedy Deletions is a good place to ask for it to be removed). Especially, wiping pages that other people have worked on is rarely required in improving the wiki. Thus, we consider it highly suspicious. Occasionally, newbies do this on their own due to some sort of mistake, so it's not automatic, but a clear pattern often is.

*Publicly encouraging Zerging. Although zerging accusations can be common, actively supporting the breaking of the Urban Dead rules will be considered a bad faith edit.

--Rosslessness 21:41, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

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