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Blocking is the method by which administrators may technically prevent users from editing the Medaka Box Wiki. Blocks are used to prevent damage or disruption, not to punish users. Blocks sometimes are used as a deterrent, to discourage whatever behavior led to the block and encourage a productive editing environment.

Any user may request a block from an Admin for major incidents of vandalism or disruption. Users requesting blocks should supply credible evidence of the circumstances warranting a block. Administrators are never obliged to place a block and are free to investigate the situation themselves. Because blocks may be reviewed and appealed, it is often important that the blocking and reviewing administrators each communicate with and take care to inform the other.

Blocked users can appeal their blocks by making a statement on their talk page. Except in cases of unambiguous error, administrators should not undo other administrators' blocks without prior discussion; see below.

Reasons for Blocking

Accounts and address may be blocked for:

  • Persistently making personal attacks.
  • Persistent vandalism (Though obvious blatant vandalism warrants a immediate block, such as removing page content for no reason or removing references for no reason).
  • Persistent gross incivility.
  • Persistent harassment.
  • Persistent spamming.
  • Edit warring or revert warring.
  • Breaching the multiple users policy.
  • Persistently violating other policies or guidelines.
  • Accounts with inappropriate usernames.

Durations for Blocking

Everyone besides blatant vandalism gets a warning. Though if you have been on this site long enough you should know better, which also can dictate the duration or whether you receive a warning though this is based on the particular Admin’s discretion.

  • (inserting abuse, blanking pages etc.):
    • 1st offence = warning
    • 2nd offence = 1 week block or more
    • 3rd offence = 3 months block or more
    • Futher offence? = 1 year block
  • Registered vandals:
    • 1st offence = warning
    • 2nd offence = 2 week block to a 1 year
    • Further offence? = infinite block
  • Problem users (personal attacks, disruption, disregarding policy):
    • Offence = warning
    • 3 warnings = 2 week block
    • 2 blocks = 3 month block
    • Further offence? = infinite block
  • (multiple usernames for the same person):
    • 1st offence = variable, either long or infinite

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